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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. VOf. IL-NO. 117. NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, APRIL 16, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. BY TELEGRAPH. t T 10 NHER FROM THE CO £NISW'ION. ti NE'ksi4 Threatens to Stick to His Claim I sad Fight the Matter I trough ti The Ceurts. b P rebabiilty of the Rfmoval of the d, Troops This Week. S r4 (Speeial to the N. 0. Democrat.] 0 'WsanoTON, April 15.-No additional d 4qvlees have been r'eceived from Louis- n froa rom the Commission. The private t, advices received here from Packard to h his Mriends are to the effect that he does T Met are whether the government re moves the troops or not; he proposes to o aphold his claims to the fullest extent b ttWa power, both through the courts ti ad otherwise. Stanley Matthews is expected here E .o-morrow. There is reason to believe C that the order for the removal of the n Hoops will certainly be issued this P Week. BOELL. e FATAL ACCIDENT. n b Death of One of the Excursionists on the s James Howard. t Eveolal to the N. O. Democrat.] P . PonT E&Ds, April 15,5:30 p. m.-About p Iftee minutes ago George Quickmeyer, 1 at New Orleans. aged about forty years, b %U! from the upper deck of the steamer f James Howard to the lower while that *e.seI was passing through the jetties, c and sustained injuries from which he a almost Instantly died. S. D. PooL. t PAR MOORE AGAIN. 8 His Wild Story Refuted. The man named Sam Moore, claiming I so be a planter in RichlarW parish and a Bepublican, called at Gov. Nicholls' t oncee on Friday and represented that be had been driven from the parish by a band of masked men, and demanded t andress.I Gov. Nieholls promptly informed him that the matter should be investigated eand tell protection accorded him. U oore, subsequently called at the St 1 Charles Hotel and applied to Major Burke to secure him a hearing before the Commission, stating that Gov. Nicholls had told him to apply to the Commis alon for redress. After hearing nis tale at woe Burke gently intimated to the seeker for martydom that he (Burke) was in the office and overheard the Governor's reply, and Mr. Moore was violating the eighth commandment; however, Judge Hugh J. Campbell being sear, Burke handed Moore over to Campbell, and investigation of the facts ellctted the following telegram: GmnanD La., April 13.-The statement made by Sam Moore that he was driven from his home in Rich land parish by a mob of masked men is utterly false. He was in the parish about ten days and was not molested by any one. This statement is made after strict inquiry as to the truth of his story. The dis pateh sent you by Col. Moore, is true in wayparticular. 0. MONTGOxERY, Parish Judge. WSILLY P. MAaixA, Recorder. J. A. LTDDMLL, Sheriff. J3e. S. SUMMERLIx, Deputy Sheriff. J. Nxwv. PriTs, Ulerk Court. B. P. WILLIAns. GIRAED, La., April 13.-I know Sam Moore, and have heard his statements, and am satisfied that they are utterly late from my own and all information galied. Was. T. OLIVER, Ex Tax Collector. (Republican.) Gzasan, La., April 13.-The state 4ment of Sam Moore that he was driven from this parish by violence is watirely false. He was a Republican 'witness before the Returning Board and hasbeen in New Orleans since the dele Uate, and returned to this pariah about twa weeks ago, and money was fur agaoa by a Republican to defray his Rsm e was in Bayville two days mast. similar statements. The inattr was investigated and found to be false. His brother-in-law, in whose house he Ivred and from where he says be was driven, says that no on. ever mnolested or even visited him. His ~ tyIs without foundation and Is tohtto have been gotten up for po I send dispatches confirmatory of mbine from prominent citizens of both parties. C. H. Moons. A* UPRIGET JUDGE. me SYeaet Jugse of the Cadde DstUrict. [Shreveport Times.] For three weeks past three alleged fugitives from justice from the State of Texas have been in the parish jail of the Fals h of (addo. A requisition in due parm from Gov. Hubbard was made on Gov. Nioholls, in response to which an order was received yesterday to deliver up the prisoners to the agent appointed to receive them, who has been in this city all this time awaiting this order. There was nothing left to be done ex .ept to deliver up the prisoners. But it asems that a writ of habeas corpus was sued out on the 3d day of April, and greated by th, district judge, but made returnable at no particular time. #O3ayesterdaythe oounselfortheBtate of Texas demanded immediate trial of the habeas corpus case, in order that it might speedily be settldwether these / persoum are to be given up or aot. The Mgisaslesiadge refused to try thecase, al ~oq aogound for potoeet of a am the lwreiubm o.be seie yr dimeed of, Was VWd rte wa , - .r ceed with the regular docket of the district court now in session. The attorneys in the cases set for the day voluntarily waived them in order to take up the case, but the judge still refused to hear it, and adjourned court about 11 o'clock. If the District Court docket is to interfere with t this case, then it cannot be taken up for two or three weeks to come. Nor can it be taken up sooner, under the ruling of the court, though the cases are passed every day, as they were passed yester day, and will be passed to the end in order that justice may be done toa sister State with which we have such intimate relations. The very theory of a habeas corpus case is a speedy trial. If the prisoners I demand such a trial they will be accom modated by the prosecution at any mo- 1 ment. If they do not want such, then t they have no right to play into the hands of those who are determined to cheat justice of her dues. The State of Texas has rights in this matter, which cannot be ignored, and neither the pris oners, nor the attorneys. nor the court, have any right to deny them. It is impossible not to see the milk in this judicial cocoa-nut. The district judge was elected on the Radical ticket. His eletion has never been disputed. On the contrary, considering the man ner of his getting into the Radical party, he must admit that the bar has treated him with a great deal of consid eration, and has smoothed the rough places in a pathway which men of ordi nary sensibility would dislike to tread. It is the boast of Packard that his authority is co-extensive with the State. And yet here is one of the most pronounced Radical parishes in the State, a judge elected on the Packard ticket is afraid to say that Nicholls is not the governor of Louisiana. The judge of the Tenth District is a long way removed from an idiot. He would like to decift in favor of Packard, but he knows very well that Packard's great "authority" could not save him from the consequences of such a decis ion. He dares not decide against Nich oils because he also knows the inevit able consequences of the decision. And thus justice is to be outraged and a sis ter State insulted in order that a ground-squirrel Radical official may be able to keep on the fence, and take to either side only when be is firmly con vinced that it is the winning side. We know something about the arrogance of Radical officials in the day of Radical domination. The fact that they have come down several feet is proof positive that the most sensible of them are con vinced that the reign of Radicalism in Louisiana is about over. If the State of Texas is entitled to these prisoners she will get them. We know who is Governor of Louisiana, and we also know something about inter-State comity. THE 2ETNOIBIST CEIIURH \ORT1H. Its Delief that It Owns the Country. [(C uri r-Juurnal.] It would appear from the numerous pronunctarmentos Hayes is receiving from the Methodist Church that that ecclesiastical body ponsiders it has con trol of the Governaient of the United States. The yearning of the Methodist denomination for political power is something extraordinary, and there is really more danger of the country fall ing into the hands of a proscriptive oligarchy than into the hands of the Pope, as is averred by the Republican party. Bishop Doggett in a recent ad dress at Baltimore said, in the course of some statistical remarks about the Methodist Church, that " in 1800 there were less than 700 ministers, in 1876 throughout the world there were 27,591 traveling and 61,474 local preachers, making a grand total of 89,065. The church property at present is valued at $80,000,000, and the amount raised in a single year for church and other religi ous purposes reached $20,000,000. In 1800 the church numbered 188,065 mem bers, in 1875, 4,278,107, besides the Sun day-schools with 3,500,000 scholars and 600,000 teachers. Taking into consider ation other facts, there are net less than 10,000,000 persons under the influence of Methodism." That is nearly half the population of the United States-a fact which no doubt encourages the clerical brethren in their annual expressions of hatred toward the South, and in their assumed control of the affairs of the country. TUE LATEST FASHIONS. Tight, Tighter, Tightest. Paris Letter.-The "eel-skin" dress is now the great range both in London and Paris. In the wildest days of the tie-back or pin-back mania, there never was seen such a tightness in the matter of skirt as now prevails. Whatever the pancity of folds in the pin-back in its fronter part, in the enormous exuber anoe of the pannier or bustle the balance was struck. But now, not only is the bustle a thing of horror, but even the necessary underclothing is consid ered de trop. To lengthen the waist far beyond its natural proportions, a stiff webbing of elastic is fastened to the stays to the depth of half a foot; and to this, at first, narrow skirts were but toned. But even this is now abandoned for another scheme to acquire slender ness. Mrs. Swisshelm's much ridiculed chemiloon is in demand, and garments made in this way are sold at the fur nishing shops, and patterns of it pass eagerly from hand to hand among lady friends. Some ladies have had regular stage tights made in thick webbing, and over these they wear nothing but the outer dress, underskirts being simulated by pleated ruffles of white muslin, sewn to the edge of the dress, which is then tied back till the woman within is shackled almost like a convict in a chain-gang. No more uncomfort able fashion ever was devised; for not only are the limbs confined by the bind ing dress, but the wearer must constant ly concern herself about the condition of the bodice, that portion being in in cessant danger of turning itself up be hind, wrong side out, like an umbrella In a wiadstorm. The desired effect of youthful slenderness is generally ob tained by the "eel-skin," but at a great deal of sacrifice of personal ease. 3uuew Cerh oozoa is £lled to El eaS bhI~am NEWS BY MAIL. Washington Menloment Condemned. fOincinnati Commercial.] The board of engineers appointed to investigate the sufficiency of the founda tion of the Washington Monument have completed their report. There is good authority for stating that the report will condemn the foundation as insuffi cient to warrant the completion of the monument on its-present cite. The State of the Treasury. [Special dispatch to the World.] WASHINGTON, April 11.-Secretary Sherman says he has no idea of resum ing gold sales, and never authorized the reports to the contrary. His currency balance now exceeds $12,000,000, and the revenue receipts are coming quite up to the estimate. THE WEE PERCES. They Refuse to Remove to Their Reser vation. [Oourier-Journal.] PORTLAND, OREGON, April 12.-Lieut. Boyle, General Howard's aid. who is now at Umatilla Reservation, reports by telegraph an interview between Joseph, the Ncz Perces Chief, and Major Conne vier, Indian Agent. Boyle was present at the interview. He says Chief Joseph still declares that he will not go on La Paur Reservation unless he is forced to do so. All Joseph's band are coining to Umatilla on a vessel, for what special purpose does not yet appear. THE PROSPECTS OF A WAR IN EUROPE The United States Making Preparations for the Protection of American Citizens Abroad. WAsHINGTON. April 13.-The prospects of a war in Europe has stirred up the Administration on the point of protect ing American citizens abroad. The State Department is kept advised of the progress of the pending negotiations by its foreign agents abroad, and the Navy Department is making naval prepara tions for the requisite protection to American commerce. The European fleet, instead of cruising to the north ward, is to remain in the Mediterra nean, unless the pending controversy between Turkey and Russia shall be ad justed. Rear Admiral John C. Worden for the present will remain in charge of the European fleet. MOVEMENTS OF FOREIGN MINISTERS. The Usual Summer Emigration From Washington. WASHINGTON. April 12.-The foreign Ministers at Washington are said to be preparing already for their usual sum mer migration. The Spanish Minister, Senor Mantilla, goes to New York. The British Minister is to go to New Eng land, and will leave the legation in charge of the first secretary, the Hon. Francis Plunkett. The Russian Min ister, Mr. Shishkin, will spend the sum mer in Washington, the prospect of a war between Russia and Turkey, with the chance of other complications, mak ing it necessary for him to remain at. the seat of Government. It would ap pear from this that Russia expects to. have important questions wojich will give Mr. Evarts full exercise for his di plomatic abilities. THE WHISKY SUITS. E The Operators who Turned State's Evi- t dence the Only Ones in Danger. 8 [N. Y. Sun.] C WASmHNTON, April 11.-Assistant Sec- I retary French rendered an elaborate C decision to-day in regard to the claim t for immunity set up by what is known as the first batch of whisky operators in 1 Chicago who turned State's evidence, namely, Roelley, Junker & Co., B. M. I Ford & Co., George Miller, the Lake E Shore Distillery Company, and hussell C. Mercereau. The decision declines to stand by the letter of Bristow's agree- t ment to remit fines and forfeitures, as " interpreted by the counsel of these mer chants, Charles S. Reed, and requires further evidence of the value of this tes- ] timony as well as of other points in the case. Representatives of the firm com- i plain bitterly that the Government has failed to keep the faith pledged by its financial officer. As a matter of fact the men convicted on the testimony of these firms have since been pardoned, and the only men in imminent danger are the witnesses in the Chicago whisky suits. SPOTTED TAIL'S SERVICES. Saving the Government a Million Dol Iars and Averting an Indian War. [N. Y. tun ] WASHINGTON, April.-Indian Commis sioner Smith says that Spotted Tail's successful diplomatic mission to the hostiles, 1600 of whom he brought back to the agency, has saved the govern ment at least $1,000,000 and a number of valuable lives. An Indian war is averted, and a great step taken toward the final pacification of the Indians. In spite of the reduction made by the Forty-fourth Congress in the In dian appropriation, the depart ment finds itself able to meet the increased expense thrown on it by the necessity of feeding these Indians out of existing appropriations. Under the present laws no method ex ists under which Spotted Tail's signal services can be recognized by the gov ernment. No official recommendation has been made by Commissioner Smith, but he has suggested as the best policy for the future that Spotted Tail should receive some high honorary rank, whose recognition would be a constant reminder to other Indians, and a good salary. All the department can do now is to give him a $10 medal from the Great Father. It is probable that the attention of the next Congress will be called to the subject, and an effort made to pass a bill rewarding Spotted Tail's loyalty. OFF FOR THE SACRED CITY. French Canadian Piigrame en Their Way to New York-ST5,** for the [New York San.) Moxranvz., April 10.-To-morrow the first company of Canadian pilgrims will start for Rme, via New York, after re ceiving the customary benediction at band- off WEhop-FabreT- These pit grime are all of French descent, and are conducted by Bishop Bacine of Sher brook. Passage has been engaged at very low rates, on the Gellert, of the Hamburg line, sailing on Thurgda, April12. at b Sw~ill~~ at once to. ad the ll .y the: reached, if all goes well, on April 28. All the first-class hotels on the route have agreed to lodge and feed the pil grims at $2 a day. The Irish-Canadian pilgrims are to leave on April 19, Father Dowd, of St. Patrick's, accompanying them as Chap lain-. There will be 100 in the party, 50 from this city. They are to sail on the Inman steamship City of Brussels, and to be personally conducted on the other side by Cook, Son & Jinkinson. Tick ets, good for a year, $300. These cover all railroad and hotel expenses up to May 21. The party will visit London. Father Dowd has not crossed the ocean in twenty-nine years. He carries a mag nificent box containing more than $75, 000, the gift of Canadian Catholics, to the Holy Father. JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES. The Former Destrous of Concludinu a New Treaty of Commerce With Us. [(pcial to the N. Y. Worli.] WASHINGTON, April 11.-An effort is about to be made by the Japanese gov ernment to negotiate a commercial treaty with the United States for the purpose of securing a higher rate of duty and more revenue on importations from the United States into Japan. Under the old treaty the duty averages about 5 per cent. In return Japan proposes to open all her ports to commerce with the United States. Heretofore, in dis cussing the question of our com mercial relations, it has been the policy of this government to co operate to some extent with other nations for the purpose of maintaining equal advantages in the way of exports. It the rates at which the latter were admitted from this country were greater than those levied on the importations from other countries there would, of course, be an unjust discrimination against the United States. It is claim ed, however, that the opening of all she ports of Japan to the United States would mere than compensate for any loss from an increase of duties. It is also said that our importations from Japan are now subject to our excessive tariff rates. It is evident that the Ja panese Government is desirous of rais ing more revenue from customs, and it is not improbable that it contemplates a revision of her treaties with other na tions as well as the United States. MARDI GRAS. Poor success of the New York Carnival Association. [N. Y. Worid.i A meeting of the Carnival Association was held at the Sturtevant House last evening, for the purpose of forwarding the preparations for that event, which has again been postponed to the middle of May. Nothing damped, however, by these successive, ana to the outside world ominous, postponements, the members of the association proceeded, with the assistance of a lawyer, to in corporate themselves under the general laws of 1875 into a permanent "Carnival Association of New York," the objects of the organization, as stated iu the ar ticles of incorporation, being "for social and mutual benefit, and patriotic, musi cal, dramatic and lawful sporting pur poses." The officers state that several thou sand dollars have already been subscrib ed conditionally on the necessary - amount being raised, and that present appearances promise well for the suc cess of the undertaking. The after noon parade is strictly under the charge e of Col. St. Martin, and has no connec tion with the Carnival proper, which a will be held in the evening. The festiv a ities are expected to conclude with a grand Carnival masquerade ball at Gil more's Garden, at which King Carnival and his whole court will attend and the 1 outside public be admitted. Among the o gentlemen announced to take part in . the evening parade are: Mayor Ely, s John Morrissey, Sheridan Shook, Ed. - Gilmore, Nicholas Muller, Superintend s ent Walling, Commissioner of Jurors Dunlap, Max Fleishman, and Colonel e Michael Sregan. REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE 'DIS PRUTEb STATES." A Republican Opinion as to the 'Facts" in i he Case. [Washington tpecitl to N. Y. Tribune.] As to the " three disputed States," the facts stand: In South Carolina the five members elect are enrolled-three Republicans and two Democrats. In Louisiana the clerk has placed upon the pay roil Messrs. Ellis and Gibson, Dem ocrats, and Darrall and Leonard, Re publicans, they having certificates of election from both Nicholls and Pack ard. No names are enrolled for the Fourth and Sixth Districts, where Nicholls and Packard certified the elec tion of different persons-the fora ier de claring Elam and Robertson i aeted, the latter declaring Smith anu Nash. This non-enrollment costs the 1 publi cans two more. In Florida,where -earns declared Purnam in the First 3 istrict and Bisbee in the Second Distric , elect ed, both Republicans, and Draw de clared Davidson in the First, an I it is believed Finley in the Elevent : Die trict, both Democrats, the Clerk 'as en rolled Davidson in the First and left the Second District blank. In this case the rule of the Clerk, applied in Louisiana, of accepting a name when certified by both Governors and rejecting a name when the certificates conflict, appears to be changed. For, although the two governments differed as to both dis tricts, the Clerk of the House decides between them as to one district, and de clines to do so as to the other. In the first count of the Returning Board in Florida, Purnam was declared elected in the First District by 294 majority, and Bisbee in the Second by 142. In the next count, then claimed by the Demo crats as the true count, in accordance with the opinion of the Supreme Court, Davidson, Democrat, had 540 majority in the First District, and Bisbee, Republican, 18 in the Second. The significant thing about this discrimination between certificates is that the clerk has apparently discrimi nated in favor of the Democrat who is alleged to have been "counted out" by the Beturning Board, and against the Republican who still remained elected notwithstanding the corrections orderet by the court I Both Farman and Bisbee were declared elected by the Returning Board and were commlesksned by the then dovernor in pursuance of the law of the State. These changes cost the iau: s threeto by subs tittn a-ni. o faulug ihols District-making a loss of five in the two States of Louisiana and Florida, and bringing the D~emocratic majority a up to 12. If, before the meeting of Con gress, the clerk should find in a ehanged condition of things in Louisiana a P ground for accepting the Nicholls certi- p ficates as to the Fourth and Sixth Dis- p tricts, the Democratic majority on his tl roll can be increased to 14. THE CON14ULAR SERVICE. Important Changes Soon to be Made-A C Rigid Examination 'talked Of. [N. Y. World.) d WASHINGToxl, April 10.-The Secretary d of State and Assistant Secretary Seward are engaged in the preliminary work of a overhauling the consular service, and there is no doubt that in a short time a some important changes will be an- a nounced, both in the officers and man- b agement of the same; which will at least Ii astonish the average Congressman. It can be stated that in no case will an r appointment be made unless the appli- a cant successfully passes a rigid examina tion as to his business capacity and fit ness otherwise for the position. Mere to political influence will not be permitted, it is understood, to influence or control the department in making its appoint ments. The President, a day or two ago, in- a formed a Methodist minister, who was an applicant for a consulship that he e had but three to dispose of and that he t had made his selections. The President further informed the reverend applicant that Assistant Secretary Seward would make the greater portion of the ap- j pointments after the candidates had gone through a commercial and busi- r ness examination. It seems to be the intention of the department to adopt, as far as possible, the best features of the English consular system. The practice t of allowing some consuls to represent 8 the business interests of certain com mercial firms is to be discontinued. The Fifth Auditor, who settles the ac counts of consuls, is to hold them to a more rigid accountability, and promptly report the delays and discrepancies which embarrass the system now in force. THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION. Minutes of the Consultations Published in the Congressional Record-Attitude Assumed by Judge Bradley. WASHINGTON, April 10.-The Congres sional Record issued to-day makes a volume of 108 pages, covering the re marks of members of the Electoral Com mission in the consultations thereof, as reduced to writing by themselves, in ac cordance with the resolution of the Commission. JUSTICE BRADLEY'S POSITION. Associate Justice Bradley, who was so often specially referred to by the press, took the ground that Congress cannot institute a scrutiny into the appoint ment of electors of a State; it would be taking it out of the hands of the State, to which it properly belongs. This never could have been contemplated by the States when they agreed to the constitution. It would be going one step further back than that instrument allows. It is the business and jurisdiction of the State to prevent frauds from Leing perpetrated in the appointment of its electors and not the business or juris dibtion of Congress. The State is a sov ereign power within its jurisdiction, and Congress can no more control or review the exercise of that jurisdiction than it can that of a foreign government. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES. The investigations made by l^gisla tive committees in the loose manner in which they are usually made are not only not adapted to the proper ascer tainment of the truth for such a pur pose, but are totally unauthorized by the constitution. As methods of in quiry for ordinary legislative purposes, or for the purpose of laying the founda tion of resolutions for bringing in an L impeacher ent of the President for un constitutional interference, of course they are competent, but not for the pur pose of receiving or rejecting the vote of a State for the Presidential office. They are not made such by any constitutional provision or by any law. Legislation may be based on the private knowledge of e members, and a resolution to bring in an impeachment may rest on ex parte affidavits or on general information, and, therefore, the evidence taken by a committed cannot be deemed incompe - tent for such a purpose, but is often of g great service in giving information to _ the houses as legislative bodies, and to the House of Representatives as the ogrand inquest of the nation. But the decisIon to receive or reject the vote of a State is a final decision on the right of the State in that behalf, and one of a most solemn and delicate nature and cannot properly be based on the uiepo sitions of witnesses gathered in the tdrag net of a Congressional committee. AMONG TER RUINS. A Victim of the St. LaIis Fire. [St. Louis Times.] As the result of yesterday's search the men working immediately beneath the space on the ground floor occupied by the Western Union Telegraph Company and the news stand discovered a fleshy heap encompassed with drapery that might have been a bed sheet. Great care was exercised in handling it, and all who saw it were of opinion that it formed a portion of the remains of a two and a half or three-year old chila. It resembled the form of a young child, but the features could not be recognized. If a child, its death must have been caused by roasting, judging by the ap pearance of the flesh. A shirt box was procured and the remains were placed in it and conveyed to the Morgue. (Subsequently discovered to be a dog.) Turkey's Weakness. [Courier-Journal.] A prominent point of weakness in the Turkish government is the deplorable financial condition. With a public debt of about $1.000,000,000, $36,000,000 in paper currency has been issued in the last few months, which has depreciated to almost The bare value -ot t e per itself. With this miserable stuff the troops are paid. There is no trade at Constantinople, and the harbor is said to be almost bare of vessels. With a large army to keep up, it appears that the Ottoman 5orernment ma go into atr and give upti withost at wrto it FT. JAMIES. Its Voer MwelIs the Chorus in Favor @1 Free Louisiana. A mass meeting of the citizens of the parish of St. James. irrespective of party or color, was held on F. P. Poche's plantation, in said parish, on Saturday, the 4th of April, 1877. The meeting was called to order 'by W. R. Thompson, chairman of the Committee on Organization, wbo nom inated the following officers, who were unanimously chosen, as follows: Presi dent J. K. Gaudet; Vice Presidents, H. O. Colomb, L. G. Simon and A. L. Bourgeois; Secretaries, Adolph Tricult and D. J. Richard. On taking the chair, the President, in a few remarks, explained the object of the meeting, which was then addressed by M. J. Gentil in French, and in Eng lish by Mr. F. P. Poche, who ended by moving the adoption of the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: Whereas, the State of Louisiana pre sents at this moment the singular spec tacle of two separate and distinct or ganizations chiming respectively tobe the government of said State. Whereas, the same State cannot, at the same time, have two governments, and that, under our republican form of government, the people are the true sovereign from whom all legal authori ty must be derived, and that all just powers of government depend upon the consent of the governed. Whereas, at the general election held in this State on Nov. 7. 1876, Francis T. Nicholls, a candidate for Governor, received 84,487 votes, and his opponent, S. B. Packard, received only 76,477 votes, as shown by the legal returns of said election; and that the attempt made by the Returning Board, and by other con spirators to defeat and avoid the will of the people as thus expressed, is uncon stitutional, illegal, revolutionary and criminal; be it therefore Resolved That we the people and citizens oi the parish of St. James do hereby proclaim that we recognize, as the only lawful government of the State of Louisiana, Francis T. Nicholls as Governor, L. A. Wlltz as Lieutenant Governor and all the co-ordinate branches of the State government who are now co-operating and acting in unison with them. Resolved, That we hereby pledge our support to said government, and will recognize or obey the authority of none other. Resolved, That we hail as an indica tion of a return to the purity of govern ment as understood by our forefathers. the patriotic enunciations of President Hays in his inaugural address, but that said declarations are void of meani, if not succeeded and verified by asp y withdrawal of the nation's military t forces from the support of a monstrous - usurpation of government in this State. Resolved, That we cheerfully endorse the patriotic conduct of the merchants in this parish, in their recent and man y ly refusal to pay their licenses to the Packard officials. Resolved That these resolutions be t published In the New Orleans Dxuocakr, the St. James Louisianais, and New Or leans Picayune. ADOLPHE TRcIUIT, D. J. RICHARD, Secretaries. THE "DROTHERHOOD" OF .NGINEIWRS* The most Powerful Trade orwaalmatles in America. [N. Y. Tribune.] About 400 engineers attended the meeting in West Philadelphia on Sun day at which a general strike was or dered on the Reading Railroad. One of the leaders remarked: "We made a blunder in not striking a week ago; we have given the railroad company too much time for prparations, but now that the struggle has been resolved upon we will fight it to the bitter end. The Brotherhood are going to stand by us to a man, and many of the non-union men are coming into our ranks." If the engineers adopt an aggressive policy, this will be the sixth strike which the Brotherhood has carried on within seven months. Two of these strikes have been brilliantly successful-that the New Jersey Central last fall, and on the Grand Trunk in Decem and one has been a signal failure on the Boston and Maine last month. The Brotherhood now has about m3,o0t meT bers and an accumulated fund of over half a million, and is on the whole the most powerful trade organization in America. The cost of defeat to the Brotherhood is trifling when compared with the expense of victory to the rail road corporation. In the Boston and Maine strike, the amount involved was only $6 70 a day-ten cents for 67 en gineers employed on the line. The strike cost the Brotherhood not momt than $300 a day, the apportionment being about 21 cents a day to each mem ber of the order. The tziumph of the corporation cost not less than $75,000. The engineers have the advantage over the corporation in an economic aspect and can afford to be defeated. The re commendations of the Massachusetts Railroad Commissoners were wise, and the policy which they outlined can well be adopted in Pennsylvania. Ramptea and colored Liberty. t (Chaiotte (N. 0.) Obmerver.] At Ad er's Turnout we await the com- iing of th north bound train, with no cannon or flowers. But see? Here comes a group of colored men to see the great Hampton. Courteously he an swers their questions. At length thei asyokesmanl blurted out "Massa W dIl what you tell 'em, but 'de women ft~ our wives and darters, is 'de har'd om dey say you wont let em wear ptabelhs w'en you is Oub'ner." "Tell them f me," said Hampton, "that they can., wear pantaloons if they wish to, or fig leaves if they prefer, with as B bustle and pinned back as tight as wish." The objection was no more 't the group left, blessin' Massa* 2 with all their hearts. B & The London I 'ea thinks Grall witl be e received in Europe asone of e distinguished men whom theU~t tStates have as yet cad, and hewi -. d attract to hi tre isal a nee with whye ln tr 01great repreueHi ti otý d~~ new world. was beters te wrd H e fosr is.