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TIlE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DECAT
OrFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.
VOL. II--NO. 112. NEW ORLEANS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
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BY TELEGRAPH. de
THE WAKE OF THE CARPET- b
BAGGERS. a
Senator Patterson Calls on the w
President, but Finds Hirn th
Not at Home. B
The Death.Inell of the Republican Party II
is the South. at
attersOa Wants to Give the Cenmocrats h(
the Senate. h
chamberlain Flunks, after All His Pre
tensions.
The Last Caucus of the Canrpet.l-Crgers.
All Their Hopes (tone.
1pedial to the N. 0. Dnmoerant.1
WAaInNOaTOS, April lo.--When Senator
Patterson, of South Carolina, went to
the White House, this morning, to ask
Hayes to subscribe to Elliot's fund to
helpOhamberlaln on in his fight with
Hampton, the President, having boon l
apprised of the carpet-bagger's mis
sion in advance, declined to see him.
John (otherwise Patterson) waited pa
tieatly in the ante-room until noon,
and, as the clock struck 12. John struck
a tragic attitude and exclaimed in
-ournful tones:
"You hear that bell striking twelve n
o'olock. It sounds the death-knell of
the Republican party in the South."
He continued: "Chamberlain has k
weakened, and will abdicate, leave the r
State House and give up the archives of t
the State to Hampton without a strug
gle. Chamberlain left here last week
with plenty of nerve and backbone, and
meant undoubtedly to have hung on,
but when Chamberlain reached home
he found that the action of the Presi
dent, in deciding to withdraw the troops,
had thrown the Republican party into
a panic, and he had nothing to rally
upon.
"You see," continued Patterson, "our
party down there isn't like the party
you fellows have been used to at the
North. We, that is the Republican
party in the South, were created by act
oft Congress. The negroes associate
government and troops with the party.
Now, If you take the troops away the
party goes up, for the negroes there
think the government has deserted
them. If Hayes had gone into ofice
with a good round majority, and hadn't
needed the vote of South Carolina and
touisiana to elect him, why, he could
have pursued his present Southern
policy with better grace. The Republi
Oans of the South have shed blood for
the party, and hence the ingratitude is
all the more cutting. And yet, what do
you think? Why, by - , because I
tell these fellows that I am going to
vote to let Butler into the Senate, they
say I am a Democrat; yet this very
Hayes, who recognizes Hampton, a
Democrat, and thus destroys all my po
litical chances, wants me to keep But
ler out of the Senate. Well, I ain't go
ing to do it, with my vote. I will just
tell the friends of Hayes that I will see
them in hell first.
"Why," continued Patterson, "this
fellow Hampton would put me in the
penitentiary it he could. They have
been making their boasts in Columbia
that they will have to build one or two
more penitentiaries to accommodate the
carpet-baggers. You see that Cainhoy
massacre was a God-send to us. I tell
you if it hadn't been for that mas
sacre we should have lost Charleston
county and Hayes couldn't have carried
the State. We lost one hundred and
sixty Republicans IKilec caurng tne
campaign and over seven hundred ar
rests were made; but I understand that
arrangements have been made with
Hampton to nolle pros. all the cases. I
tell you what we carpet-baggers ought
to do. Why, da- it, we ought, all of
us, to resign and let the Democrats get
the control of the Senate."
Another carpet-bagger here suggested
that Senator Spencer had said that he
would be d-- if he was going to
tttreson replied, "Well, we ought to
i$resign. I can't understand what
Rayes is driving at."
To this the other carpet-bagger re
plied, "Why he is selling out his party.
Talk about dividing the Democratic
party South, it's all moonshine. Hayes
knows that. He is deliberately selling
out his party; only, it is given out, that
he will divide the Southern Democrats so
that the real infamy of the apostacy
will be surrounded with this glamor
and the people won't see the real object
in all this foulness. He has sold us out."
Hereupon an amused by-stander re
marked that John had preached his
own funeral sermon.
"Yes," rejoined John, "but, by God,
there will be other corpses besides me.
Moreover, I'm not dead yet, and I ex
peat to live long enough to dance at the
funeral of that d-d scoundrel who has
old us oat."
Withthis statesmanlike utterance of
dent, John walked down the front steps ti
of the White House portico and disap- ItEl
peared from the view.
Later in the afternoon the carpet
baggers were holding caucus, or rather lie
a wake, when the evening papers came
out announcing that Chamberlain had
flunked, after all his loud pretensions.
When the carpet-baggers read this, He
they were the slkest-looking mob ever
seen in Washington. They all agreed
that Chamberlain's failure to make a
stand would settle all hopes they ever Prr
had of exAlting sympathy at the North,
and left Packard also without a ray of
hope. The carpet-baggers are all dead
now, though some of them died very
hard. BUtEr,.
cot
FRtEE AGAIN. Cat
bea
South Carolina Again Joins the and
thi
l'he United Mates Troepi Withdrawn HE
itit
From the (apliol. tiIt
sot
Chamberlain's Courage Oozes Away and Ell
lie Gives Up. of
ore
lie Ill Resign His Claims to the Gov
ernorship. thi
col
j[peolal to N. O. Demoorat.1 Wr
Coer,uMtnA, April 10, 3 p. m -When TI
Chamberlain left Washington he was of
boastful and bragging. He was full of tel
nerve and backbone supplied him by us
Chandler and Blaine, and resolved to
light Hampton's legal processes legally NI
by appeals to the courts up. By this lai
means he hoped to secure delay and gc
trusted to some outbreak oT the South to
Carolinans disgusted with this long and
injurious delay. re
His courage oozed away his first day la
here. Owing to a lack of money, almost pt
all the Republican State officials had L
deserted and gone home; his militia ti
was disbanded, his Legislature gone, s1
and only some half dozen of the liepub
lican claimants for the State offices
were remaining.
A council of these was held. All of
them decided unanimously that having
no money, no militia, no support, any C
resistance to the Hampton government t1
t was impossible and the greatest folly. it
Chamberlain in vain promised them as- rt
sistance and money from the North; it
they had not been supplied with nerve t'
© by Blaine and opposed the policy of p
t any resistance so strongly, that Chanm- ~
berlain had to give it up and tele- I
t graphed North to that effect at once.
dA last appeal was made to the Presi- I
d dent, through his counsel at Washing- o
n ton, W. E. Chandler, not to remove the t
- troops.
r This apparently failed, for, precisely d
is on the stroke of la, this morning, the o
doors of the Capitol were thrown open t
and the troops, some 'seventy in num- 1
ber, marched out and marched to their e
y barracks, amidst the shouts and hur- a
rahs of the overjoyed people. The t
excitement on the streets was intense C
for some time, all citizens, white and a
t. black, joining in the spirit of joy at '
their regained freedom. c
All the doors and windows of the
e Capital were closed immediately upon
the departure of the soldiers, and barred
from within. A large number of citi
Szns gathered in the neighborhood and
P looked on, but nothing disorderly or a
violent was attempted.
Such is the situation here. The whole
town is wild with joy and excitement,
and it is universally admitted that
1 Hampton will be in possession of the
- Capitol within two days. There are
a only some seventy or eighty people left
din the building, for the most part ne
d groes. Chamberlain has definitely con
he cluded not to make any real contest. It
r- is still doubtful, however, whether he
at will turn over the building to Hampton
h when the first demand is made for it by
Sthe latter, or whether he will compel
ht him to break open the doors. There is
of no possibility of a conflict. The per
et sons remaining in the building are not
there with any idea of resistance, but
ed simply to pack up their goods, etc., pro
he ably to secure a few spoils, and also be
o cause they have nothing else to do.
A writ of ejectment will probably be
to served on Chamberlain to-morrow and
at the building taken possession of the
next day. Hampton will at once assem
ble the Legislature, which is absolutely
e- necessary, as no tax law was passed by
ti his Legislature at its short session, and
es he is unable to collect taxes except by
voluntary contributions.
t It is reported here to-night that Cham
Sberlain is writing an address to tae peo
ple of the United States on giving up
or his claims to the governorship, in which
et a severe attack will be made on the
President for his action in the matter.
w. s.
Executive Appointfmeats.
The Senate has c infirmed the following ap
poin'ments, made by his Excellency, G v.
Nicholle: B. H. Dollerhide, to be a rotary public
in and for the parish of Richland; 0. T. Moise,
paria.h srveyor of Tangipsh a; Franols Feiray,
surveyor of Vermilion; P. Molusky, in pec'or
of weights and measuree Fifth Diztriot of Or
leans; 0. 0. Aldridge, consm able of the eveanth
ward of the parish of Morehouse.
The.ww wins - ber te waWa PFfU
NP·E~k' ·irt rqMIitr. 1*r.
[From Oar Evening Edition of Yesterday.] CU1
RIEBELLIOIJUS CHAMBERLAIN.
lie Refuses To lie Pacified, and M
(oes for the Sinews of War.
Trsh
polls
He and the Erratic Iatttrron are Snubbed othe
All Around. ist
that
Probable Failure of the Commission aid and
the
Withdraws of Troops. and
into
adts
[Rpeoaal to N. 0. Domocrat.l fTi
WASnIn(ITON, April lo.-The President ser
expresses some anxiety about South oow
Carolina matters to-day. He does not arli
conceal his disappointment at Cham- utst
berlain's determination to embarrass h
and retard the pacification of the State. 001
That indescribable compound of liar, and
thief and booby, John Patterson, has 1n(,11
taken a now tack. Hlaving given G6v. f/i'
Hampton assurances of support, he now ,,,
turns around and, at the Instigation of thu
1ill Chandler, is going about here ob
soliciting subscriptions to the nigger whi
I Elliott fund, to enable the Republicans tis
of South Carolina to resist the taxpay- U
ors' rebellion, as the thieves term it.
Last night Patterson announced that the
he intended to go to the White House coo
this morning and ask the President to can
contribute to this fund; but up to this plaI
writing he has not put in an appearance. 1
The President would gain the applause uto
9 of the whole country by showing Pat- wi
f terson the door and ordering his colored ~s
y usher to kick him down stairs. inj
It is a gratifying fact that even the ref
y New York Times fails to stomach this d 1
s last move of the carpet-baggers, and I
d goes for Chamberlain. Elliott and Pat- 9
h terson in a lively style. th
d Private advices from the Commission f
received at the White House within the is
,y last twenty-four hours indlicate the Prd
it probable failure to consolidate the ar
, Legislature, and intimate that after all do
la the problem may have to be solved by a de
L, simple withdrawal of Federal forces.
. . . - .4 - . ....l
fri
S TIlE t'O1MInºIilON'N IOINGM. ti
How Tlhey C"onme lacl to Un vla Vashi- a
SInictOn. di
ig Niw ()O.tr, , A pril 10.--Yesterday the u
ty Commission had three hours secret m
it consultation, then receiolved delegation i
from the Cotton Exchange, representing
y. its business elements, to whom they are or
e- reported to have said they sought Louis- do
launa but could not find it. They found a
two Governors, two Superior Courts and bi
of an alleged dual government in all do
partments; but in fact, by the acknowl- a,
u- odgment of all partloe, there is only one Ii
.- Legislature, though it meets in two t,
halls. The moment that Legislature or
meets in one body it will be the State of oi
1- Louisiana, and while it is in session the bi
g- only power in the State that can secure oc
he the Intervention of the army. It self- to
government is desired and the with- bi
drawal of the army, it can probably be of
secured in a day, should the public nc
he opinion of the State compel its Legisla- c
en ture to meet as one body.
There are 33 of the 36 Senators and t
m 104 of the 120 Representatives whose
ir election is not disputed by either party, w
ir- and the Commission urged that when u
he they assembled as such the Commission ei
Ise could have nothing whatever to say o
about its action.
The discussion continued three hours.
at The delegation was not inclined to ac- n
cept the suggestion, maintaining that n
he Nicholls must be defended as Governor b
to the full extent. The commission was c
nin session nine hours.
THE EX-PRESIDENT.
ti' Grant's Modesty and Humility. 1i
nd GALENA, April 10.---Responding to a r
or seornade, Gen. Grant said:
Fellow. Citizerns of Galena-I am
ole obliged to you for this serenade and
manifestation of esteem. All that I
at, have to remark is that it affords me
oat gratification to make periodical visits to i
:he this city, and to come back to youagain
after sixteen years of official life, like
re yourselves, one of the sovereigns of this
eft great republic.WE
WRECKED.
D The New York Street Cleaning Fleet.
It NEW YORK, April 10.-The cable of the
he tug towing the street cleaning barges
ton to sea parted. The fleet scattered, and
several foundered, with loss of life.
by HIGH WATER.
The River only Two Feet Delow the
DIs anger Line.
er- MEMPHIns, April 10.-There is some un
ot easiness among planters below here,
but caused by reports of high water in the
ro- rivers above, as the water here is with
be- in less than two feet of the danger line.
The L'Amerlque Saved.
be NEW YORK, April 10.-The L'Amerique
md is afloat and getting up steam to come
the into port. The Rualand is breaking up.
FOREIGN.
Cushing Come Back to us.
ely MADRID, April 10.-Mr. Cushing sails
by from Havre on the 14th, on leave of ab
and sence.
by The Eastern Question-They Say It Is
war Again.
SLONDoN, April 10.--The Standard's
dispatch from Constantinople renorts
eo- that belief in war increases. There
up seems to be no doubt that the protocol
ich and the Montenegrin ultimatum will be
the politely refused.
LADIES' AND GaENTLrEEN' LUNCH HO"SE.
Our enterprising friend McAllister has hit upon
a good idea, and located himself at No. 58 Camp
street. The necessity fur a cheap and good lunch
house has long been fet in this community. Mr.
McAllister sells pure, cold sweet milk at 5 cents
perglss, buttermilk at the same price, besides
having hot and delicious coffee, and biscuits
ijust out of the stove, with plenty of butter, for
the same reasonable amoont. The ladies should
make a note of this, and give him a call.
Buurrh's Oca-u dsng fc
the air. in (ooalee bcta ll uM formaI
&odatt eeoetw oil, PMt PI p
COTENIfED ELECtIrONS IN LOUISIANA of La
to tI
Supreme Court of Leulsiana. 0
wheti
(IOncIBt VS. OflBCLrT. defes
this I
Mr. Justice Wyly, dissenting. pts
Monoure alleges that he was elected State sflce
Treasurer, but that the Rtturning Board, by re- lug
fusing to canvass and count the votes at certain ctio
polls and in certain parishes, and by rejecting the a
others after investigation, so changed the roeal tions
as to make it appear that Dubuclet reseived a evide
majority of the votes, and so declared, and DtUba- office
let was thereupon commlssioned. He chargeo to lac
that the canvass was not fairly made, ald the accor
conduct of the Returning Board was arbitrary It I
and fiandulent. The petition was dismissed on right
the exception that It disclosed no cause of lotion cause
and the court was without jurtediouon to inquire Tresi
into the action of the Heturning Board, that its sonue
acts are limited to its own discretion, and its the g
findings are not subject to review by any court. But
The doctrine that the Board of State Canvas- ofice
sers, or the teturning Board, is vested with the b4 di
power contended for by defendant, and that its cone
action esonot be revised by the courts, however In
arbitrary and fraudulent it may be, 19 a doctrine hes
that Is not supported by not Oi of the aots of 1872, there
the law organizing said Ieturning Board. Nor open
is it authorized by any law of this Mtate. On the reacst
contrary, tile law creating the ltituruing Board, in lth
and providing for the canvass of the votes after tiff a
an election, declares that "the returns of the oleo
tions thus made alnd promulgated shall be jriirit
i'cir evidence i,, Il ((rll' of' ju!sliei and before
all civil eflicers, ul.nit .wt aside q(li'r ai 'otr'slt oac
'nrdiny to lain,, , f the right of ally person named TI
theretu to hold and exert ire the otifie to which he the
shall by such return be drolared olec ad." Htat
What does thils langlage mean? It means lon,
what it says, not that lthe findings of the itntunl tio
Board are conoUndiv, but that they are only
primact fo'anci evidence in all courts of justloe.
" until "et, nlde after a contr'l acvordua.n to mni." E
The intention of the law-giver is not obscure. tick
It clearly oint.empiates a review of the aotlon of lutet
the Returning Board by the courte whenever a
co~tvlaint is made by a party interested that tho
canvass made by such board is unfair, arbitrary ho
or faudulent, aid that itl is ijurious to the com- the
plainant. I't
lthere is no doubt the statute in question was mon
passed in reference to article 10 of the conslitu
tion and of the laws ef the State giving a remedy
where there is a wrong. '
Article 10 of the constitution declares that: cou
"All courts shall be open, and every person fer tha
injury done him in his land, goods, person or fe
reputation, shall have adequate remedy by due
process of law, and justice administired without Coe
9 denial or unreasonable delay."
If Moncure was elected State Treasurer by a or)
majority of 8870 votes over his opponent, Antoine We
Dubuclet, and was fraudulently conoted out by act
the Iteturning Ioard, as he alleges in the pet,- of
tion, (and this averment must be taken as true 4.
for the purpose of trying this exception, that there
0 is no cause of action,) oe has been unjustly doe
n prived of hisoflloe, his rights have been invaded
and by article 10 of the constitution the courts
e are open to give him an "adequale remedy by til
due process of law, and justice shall be adrinla
ternd" to him "without denial or unreasonable wil
I delay." oee also 27 An. 188.
I lad occasion it n y dissenting opinion in the 1hi
case of Bonner vs. Lynch, 25 An. 267, to argo ril
this question very fully, and 1 cited authornllo' wI
from nearly all Ihe States of the Union, ahowlug an
that the actionu of a State board of caolvassers, or "..
a returning board. is not beyond the roech of ju
dioial lnqul y, that the duties of such a board are
mitnstertai and can be reviewed by the courts. I YO
0 wi.l not repeat the argument, but simply refuer to 1'a
my opinion in thtat cease n nupport of the position
n I take in this. I
g Under the constitution of this State the Gen
'eral Aserembly could not, if it desired, confer ju. po
t. dlcial power on the itoturnn.g Board, because
ii article 7:1 provides that "tlhe judicttl power slall af
d be vested in a Supreme Court, in District Conrts, tW
in parish courts and in justices of the peace."
Il myl opinion the petition disclosee a cause of
action and the canva-s of the Rteturonig Board is
0 not beyond the rach of judicial inqury. It is A
0 the election ov the people antd not thie certificate ell
o or the /Returning Board that gives a right to an q
f oilice. I think the cso should be remanded to er
be tried on the merits. ou
it is urged, however, that if the act of 1872 is
. contemplated a review of the action of the Ite- kr
- turning Board by the courts, the General Assem- d
1- bly by oversight neglected to prescribe the form
0 of procedure, and, therefore, this intention can
Ic not be carried into effect. It is a sound rule of
. construction that where a statute gives a right On
and falls to Indicate the firm of the atito I to on- ad
force It, theyourt will presume the law-giver in
tended the right to be asserted under the gen
Seral rules of practice existing at the time; that
, where no special form of action is mentioned in
n the statute giving the right, the law-giver intend- tb
n ed the right to be asserted under the usual forms pl
u of oleading. .t
In my opinion the statute in question was pass
ed in reference to article 10 ot the constitution;
and in all cases where a spacial form of action is
not provided, legal sights may be asserted in the
usual forms of procedure in oar courts. The
best evidence that the law-giver intended no spe
cial form of action, for cases arising under this
statute, is that such intention is not disclosed in
too act and no spcal form of action is given.
I will not Impute to the General Assembly the
lamentable weakness of giving a riglrt and
neglecting to furnish a remedy to enforce it.
Nor do I think it proper for this court, investel
with j urisdiction b ith of law and equity, to per
mit eubtantial rights to be lost for technical rea
sons, or to decline to protect a citizen in a most
valuable right simply because there is no statute
prescrib,ng a form for the action. In my opinion,
if a right exists, the courts of this state beiog
courts of law ant equity, can give adequate rtlief
as required by the constitution.
Ana this was the opinion of this court in the re
cent case of Crescent City Gas Light Compasy vs.
New Orleans Gas Light Company, 27 An., 139. In
considering the question that came up in that
case, whether, where a legal right is -bown,
there is a remedy, this court said: "If thei I intiff
is injured to toe extent claimed, and is c' ppled
by th, loss of its credit, so as to be imps' ;d in
ctrrrog out its contract with the State. by the
pretensions and claims of defendant, I aided
on the act of March 1. 18-0, which is all, ed to
be unconstitutional and void, the question, s, can
this court redress the wrong of which plaintiff
complains and give the relief prayed for in the
petition? We think that it can.
After quoting article 10 of the constitution, the
court uses the following language: "It is urged,
however, that this is not one of the actions men
tioned in the Cods of Practice. The authors of
our law have not seen fit to prescribe forms for
every legal demand, and they have not catalogued
in the Code of Practice all the actio.s that may
be brought in oar courts; it is. perhaps, well
3 that they hare not done so. for by the omissuon of a
3 form, srtbstalulial relief in some cases might be de
nied to a persn, wuose rights have b en in
vaded. * * In our opinion
plaintiff has shown an injury, and if there be no
express law giving a remedy, it can appeal to the
8 equity powers of the court fir redrees. Revised
Oode, article 21, Marbury vs. Madison, Cranch,
177; Dodd vs. Benthall, 4 Heiskal, 602; State vs.
Patterson, N J. Law, 163; State vs. Jersey City,
s 84 N. J. Law 390; Story's Equity Jur.. p. 31;
Brown's Legal Maxims, 180; Hiliard on Iojunc
e tions, 550; England vs. Lewis. 25 CaL, 85i7;
Evans vs. Merchants' Bank, 51 Mo.;
8 22 Missouri, 348. See also Osborn vs.
B the Bank of United States 9 Wheaton,
1 742. If, however, the cause of action were
e doubtful we would feel inclined, in view of the
publio interest involved in the issues herein, to
maintain the suit and proceed with the trial on
the merits."
SApplying the principles of the case cited to the
one at bar, I would say in the language of
p that decision: "Plaintiff (Moncure) has shown
an injury, and if there be no express law giving
r. a remedy he can appeal to the equity powers of
a the court for recress. * * * If. however, the
cause of action were doubtful I would feel in
olined, in view of the public interest involved in
r the issues herein, to maintain the suit and pro
Sceed with the trial on the merits."
I cannot conoeive that the publle interest in a
controversy betwa n to gas lght eom esan
a be so great as it l s th s asas abar, no
a use has been presentedo this Ckrttshoe
of Louisiana, Beeides the rilght ofl r. maonre
to the office of SBate ireasurer to which the
pleadings admit he was elected by a majority of
876 votes, this case presents the grave question
whether the decision of tle teturtlng Board cn OCA
defeat the will of the people; whether there is in
thisl land of liberty a power greator than the peo
pte, upon whose arbitrary wdi the right to an
offuoe solely depends. The statute of 1872, creat
ing the leturning Board, has not placed its
action beyond the reach of Judicial inquiry. On
the contrary it declares that the returns of elec
tions made by this board "shall be prima fade ll
evde.ee in all conts of justice and before all clvil
officers until set aside afrer a contest accordieb of th
to law." That means after a contest in court been
according to the laws existing in the state. oirn
it is urged, however, that no man has a vested
right to an office and therefore plaintiff has no If
cause to complain. This is a fallacy: the State wsat]
Treasurer has no vested right to his olffioe in the due I
sense that the people may not at any time change
the government by adopting a new constitution. a dal
But while the ronstltntion of 186H exists this the
officer has a legal right to his olice, which cannot the
be divested exo pt in the manuer indicated by theo
constifution.
In my opinion, where a legal right of a citizen have
has been invaood, or where there is a wrong, It
there is adeqllate remedy, and thle oourts are to a
open to administer Inii'on without dental or an. and
reasonable delay. I believe there is ample power brig
in the court to redress the wrong of which plain- from
tiff complains. I therefore dissent. clou
refri
11li COUNTRY PRiES~. Ora
oros
The Morehouse GCltaron thinks that that
the temporizing spirit or policy of our men
Htate government has been Indulged in Ti
long enough, and calls for decisive ao- stre
tion. prol
ipt
Lcast Baton Rouge does not seem to be
taking much stock in public meetings '
lately, but she is quietly organizing her aim
militia, and preparing for an emergency
should it unfortunately come, which, by 0
the way is more seriously respected by not
Packard and his crowd than public the
meetings.---(Baton Rouge Advocate. th
wet
We offer no further criticism upon the wet
course pursued by Representative Fobb pr
than is contained in this simple state
ment of the prevailing belief among his had
constituents. We have no intention of 0IO
denouncing him as a traitor to his party
or the people who elected him, because
we are not prepared to deny that his A
action may inure to the ultimate benefit up
of his Republican constituency, what
over the motive that prompted it.-- for
Donaldsonvillo Chief (tep.). ho
1 -- lI$w
Poor Packardl IHis latest threat is I
that it the troops are withdrawn, he It
will abandon New Orleans and estab- die
lish himself in some of the negro par- ' e
e Ihos, where he will inaugurate a guer- 9
rillg warfare. Should the troops be lil
withdrawn and the "Bounty Grabber" p,
Scarry out his programme, won't the tot
"bulldozers" have lots of fun. Look me
, out, boys! Pray to God andtl " keep bit
your powder dry."--[East Feliciana h
o'atriot Democrat. in
n----- thi
In this parish (Rapides) Packardi pr
polled a vote of 11129, mostly colored. ol
We will give him any odds he may ask,
Sand bet him that, lhe cannot get the odd ho
', twenty-nine to go to New Orleans or in
even come to Alexandria with arms in
their hands to support his government.
And not because they are all cowards ah
0 either, but because they love peace and ti
n quiet, and are ready to support the gov- an
u ernment that will give it to them with- At
out their having to fight for it. Packard dr
2 is a fraud as well as a liar, and nobody th
c knows it better than himself.-(Alexan
, dria Democrat.
or Through conversation with several of
it our merchants we are satisfied that m,
- advancing has been done on a more ex- rol
tended scale this season than in any
Srevious year since the war. This has w,
Seen justified, to a very great extent, by
d- the evident disposition of the freed peo- mi
as pie to enter into the present crop with 54
an earnestness never before manifested to
A- by them, and which is attributable to
D; the feeling of safety and confidence
I" which they entertain under the govern- hb
e ment of Uov. Nicholls. From all we 61
e. can learn this feeling is very general 81
is and marked. It is asserted most em
in phatically that never before have the
colored people worked as they are work- I
Sinug this year.-[ West FelicianaSentinel. to
fr
Packard has threatened that if he is b.
ir. driven from New Orleans, to come into
a- the country and organize a guerrila war
nL fare. We extend to him a cordial Invi- q
ate tation to make Morehouse his head- n
'a quarters, and promise him our people u
°, will give him a warm reception. He is ft
Sworking for himself a deep damnation it
re- in the hearts of these people, and they
ra. will treat him according to his deserts, ^
In if he will only establish the headquar
tat ters of his model usurpation here. r
n, Come along! You are invited.-[More- i
Shouse Clarion. p
History teaches us that there is no
vengeance so terrible as that of a quiet,
peaceable, law-abiding and patient peo
ple after they have been goaded to des
peration by oppression, insult injustice i
and tyranny as the people of Louisiana
have; and it is indeed singular that the
leaders of the Republican party have
not recognized this fact, and ceased to
drive our people into such a
state, even though they may be
incapable of being moved by humane
emotions and a sense of justice. The
recognition of Packard by the Federal
Government and an attempt to sustain
him as Governor of this state will be
productive of a most terrible state of
affairs in Louisiana. It will paralyze
industry, destroy the peace of the State,
produce anarchy, discord, strife, blood
shed, hatred and ruin. If it is Mr.
Hayes' desire to produce all this, then
he should hasten that recognition, but
if he wishes to see our people live in
peace and prosperity he should as
speedily refuse to support the usurper.
-[Richland Beacon.
In the municipal contest in Bayou
Sara, on the 2d, there was no political
question involved, nor were there any
nominations based upon party lines.
The contest was simply one between a
number of citizens, all of whom are
Democrats, if we except, perhaps, one
the colored man Grayham, and he was
defeated by a colored Democrat. The
- result has this political significance
only, that the colored voters of that
- city cordially supported their white
fellow-citizens in the purpose to secure
a good municipal government. If the
gentlemen, defeated had been elected
we would estll have had an excellent
cit government.-I West Flicana Ben
bý a f iY 4.'- 's"' -ae
THiE RACES.
SeoAndl I)aiy of the Hpring leeting.
Lrge Arttendance and Goed aaeas.
That on the second day of the spring mneeting i
of the Loualsana Jockey Olub there should have
been a large attendanoe at the Pair Groands is a
ircurmstanoe not to be wondered at.
If that mythologieil person, the clerk of the
weather, had been under contract, drawn up in
due legal form, signed, witnessed and recorded,
a day more satisfactory than yesterday was to
the members of the Louisiana Jockey Olub, to
the owners of horses entered for the races, and
to the lovers of the sport of the turf, could not
have been furnished.
It was, as a lady on the Grand ftand remarked til
to ai gentleman with a consumptive nustetehe,
and poetical air,"a beautiful day,ushered in by a
bright snu whose brilliancy during his journey
from east to west, was not dimmed by a sing
cloud, and whose rays were tempered by cool,
refreshing breezes."
The a teudanee of ladles was large, and the
Orand btand, althmrgh not uncomfortably
crowded, was well filled, and was a picture
that had but to be seen to be admired and re
membered.
The public stand was crowded, and the quptter
stretch conitlned probably an large a number of
professioonal and amateur turf.ren as ever walked
up to the ledges' stand, to listen to the announce
mint of the result and the time of a race on the
Jockey Club Course.
The betting on the several races was limited
almost exclusively to
Tie Pools.
On the first raso the amounts invested were
not large; but, on the second and third rroes,
the pels made up ran way up in the hundredS.
The favorites were backed heavily, but so were
the second horses, and the horses in the eels
were taken at fair odds. The horses entre -
were all good the ine weath, r of the two d.ys
preceding had been favorable and
The Track
had been put in first class order, and, with the
exception of being rather lumpy, was all that
coulid be desired. Tue contests promised to be
both exclting and close, and, in consequence, the
poole. as above stated, were large.
t At about 8:30 o'clook the bell tapped to saddle
Sup for
The Plrst Race,
for which there were the following named
horses entered:
Ililoxi, John Campbell, Hades, Blannerhassett,
IlRdman, Maria Barnes, Jack Hardy.
9 In the poles on this race Hardy sold for *80,
SIRedman for 128, and the field for i18, and, as le
dicated by the sales the interest in the race WAS
ceutered on the performances of Itedman and Jeek
Hlardy.
'there were a number of the old friend ofi
Bilozi, who looked on the nag in a critical sad
speculative way, but their experienced eyes teds
0 them that Biloxi would never again be the ant.
k mal that he was when they laid their money an
p him.
I UBiloxi, Id.n than two years ago, was a popular
horse on ouur turf, but in the f il meeting of 1'71,
in a hnrdrle race, he injured himself so severel
that his then owner proposed to kill him, but bli
l1 present owner took him, and by doctoraing sand
Scarefully nursing, has made him, if not the satme
(old horse, still a game one and a wiling one.
, The second bell "to saddle" tapped and the
i horses appeared on the track and took posttion
,r in the order named.
n At the second trial a good start was made.
t. Hardy, the favorite, took the lead, and was
is closely followed by It.,dman who pushed him to
and some distante beyoud the hall mile post.
The rest were bunched, were going under whif
and spur and were conetantl channging plan oliti
- After getting well by the half mile poet liedma S
'd dropped back and it became evident that utnles
y there was an accident the fIvorlte had the nrac.
When the home stretch was reached Hardy
was still in the lead, Bterman second, Martl
Barnes third, and the rest some distance be
t hind, in a body
tHardy led undr the string rnder pull, Bed
man second, under whip; Barnes third; Bilosi
f fourth. Timel.:18.
roufin. 'lime- 1 0os.
The eecend Race
was considered the event of the day.
It was for the Post stakes, for all ages; two
mile heats; $25 entrance, p. p., with $(00 added.
5400 to first horse, $100 to seconl, and for it the
following horses were announced as starters:
Verdigris, Henry Owens, Russ Butler, S..n
Harper.
In the pools, before the first heat, Harper was ;
by large odds the favorite, selling at the ratefd
820') to Verdigris 843, Ru-s Butler $15, and Owe.
$15.
The bell to turn out for
THE rIBRT HIAT
wes the signal for the withdrawal from the quar.
ter stretch of the admirers of the horses ad
from the place where the pools were sold of their
b ckers.
The nags appeared on the course in good eoa
dition; Verdigris, like the old stager be is, t -
quiet, and answered readily to the rein; Harper
seemed rather inclined to have his own war
Butler was restless and full of mischief, sal
Owens seemed rather backward about comingo
forward, and refusing to obey his rider, had tobe
led to the scratch.
After some little delay, the animals were start
ed, and, as they went under the string, the drum
tapped and they were of. It was a pretty start.
Verdigris took the lead, closely followed b
Harper. Owens fell to the third place, and e- -
ler took the fourth. In tbhorder named, they
passed the quarter post. While traveling ireom
it to the half Owens pushed ahead of Harper aid T
went for the leader, and, as they passed it, be
was pushing him hard. Butler had closed up ea
Harper, and it was impossible to say which was
in aivance.
At the three-quarter post, as they turned nto
the homestretch, Butler pased Owens ad
started for Verdigris, who, at was apparenPt, wa
doing his best. Owens, it was evident, ad no
intention of giving up, and was makitg a stuggle
to regain his lost place, and at the samesm
keep away from Harper, who was hanging on his
lank. They, however, passed under the string
without change in position, and started on
Ta ercoxWn MILE.
On the first quarter there was oachge,
Owens had come up with Butler, and Harper lad
come up with him. They passed the poet, arV
digrie in the lead, and the other three together, .
but close up.
In the passage over the ground between it snd
the half-mile post Harper commensed to showl
what he was made of. He drew out of tlhe bnet -
and took second psace, and moved on to tbe
* leader. Owens dropped baek behind. Thy
1 passed the poet with Verdigris ahead, Harps
t just behind, Bttler close up as No. a, andw.Of'
fourth. ..
Beteen the half and the three-quarter .W
per went by Verdigris, and Owens had got _
well up on Butler, that as the turn into b th
home stretch was made it was impossible to rarg
whJ held the third place.
On to the afinish they came, the jockeys pbt
whip ad spur. Ver cdigr lered the gap B
tween himself and Harper, d Owens went by
Butler "like greased lightning," and when at.
the distance-post set down to work sad went I
foa the heat. Rapidly he drew up on sad
SVerdtgri, ppd Harper, and when .e
- der the string he was only Ma n
s ahead, and by a neek he won the beat V0I1I
e griM was tirdand Butler fourth. t,
e Harper retred to the judges ta e,
t his backer ban to feel unmeas. The me be
was om gromdt ei os." b e seemed to l5Ud -
e :was aware of and Y'if
I r~eomeastiLs,. Harper w t lis
dfi that. Trlrtey s 5Fenied eseconse
1. btt the pidO , .
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