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O I OIAL JOURNAL 0] THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.
L. I--NO. 122. NEW ORLEANS, SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1877. PRICE, FIVE NENTS. "._"i- ...i l m I f i tae nI I II a d i IiI I N H ml I I Ill iI| III I . ri D RT TELEGRAPH. THI TiWOPS. ,.- re toA e bi Withdrawn Tues. day at Noon. use be Lft t ius own lsearees. lAe.di .ba lead la the eath. felslasa at Last Free. (speat to N. 0. De nse. . A..eaiaeWo, Aoril S9.-The usual S: i 'n0t. of the Cabinet was held to y., all the members were present. : e Presildent communieated to the bl. t the latest telegrams he had re qeid- hfrom Louisiana, showing that i .ert were now seated in the Nicholls , legislature more than a quorum In .epA body of members returned elected i, th0 ileturinog Board, and whose theet.Io was undisputed and uncon S General satisfaction was expressed at this bews, which was considered a full i nMd entire solution of the Loultstna d.maatter. The Preai lent in partioul.r e' ' ed delighted at the manner in q * ohbthe Louisiana question had solvcd itself. After some disoussion on the matter *.ftroops, the Cabinet concluded that I itermination of the Legislature im i. broglo,andwith itthe hitch incidental p. '. the dual governments in Loulsi a. -k eeesulltated action similar to that " t South Carolina with reference Sge` e Federal forces stationed in or MP the State.-ouse. . "o Cabinet, therefore, concluded t ,. the removal of the troops was mea s. Tuesday next was chosen as ' d for this withdrawal, At noon that day, therefore, In aooordance this resolve of the Cabinet, the itsie now stationed in or in the neigh hti'ood of the Otatse-ouse, and those Iate t Q~smt-Souse, will be withdrawn to the Barracks near New Orleans, and e left to his own resources. t The President and the entire Cabinet f, - (opinion thabt this withdrawal of will not be attended by any riot. prtoeeedings on the part of the olti `,`. .NJew Orleans or violence of any ° at they have perfect confidence e4to,ý Ni8bolls will, imitAte the ex eIelqplet by GO,v. Hampton, and pro 1 4lm3eaeabiy eject Packard through -Mte .."ts and legal processes, dI r. t' is advisee to gracefully re theI~: anti-Administration Radicals " I s4~ seeking to instill some courage 4~, t nasoy into him, but they have S', t l*epectatlon or hope that he will p'thd to resist, as it Is well known fiN. followers have already de. S him. It is geperally believed that he will grae~retire with a tno against -he President, the style of Chamberlain. friends of Louisiana here are ted over this settlement of her itle ... J. o. (tlrm Our Evenlng E. UItm of Yeseerday.] S A CABINEI' 8M" ETINt4. t Will Dealds 'I o-Day on the Re. moval of Troops. r7Wh i President Regards the Lehuiana S quli n an lundid. S1ae. Will s ork to Peat Kellogg. (tpell to bs N. 0. Demoerst] WAsltxerox, April 0.--It is general. pyblow.ved that the order removing the ea nt Tuesday will be agreed upon O, Obislet to-day. The President the legislative dead-look hith ,; ailqng as oonclusively and y broken, and deems further lgetention between Packard Out of the question. He 4 ds 4 º01 interest in the Senato Sqd.tioh, but expresses his belief any Senator elected from Loulsi ) ia, after what behaM done, will give Administration all the support it trelquire, from tihe to time, from p's friends say that he will try to pmltHogg, but no apprehension need entertained that he will succeed. T CABINET MEETING. us b a.#lttaetl.a Expressed over the - L&4.a.$et of the Lousilana Case. WAsator, April 20.-All the mem *eS s of the Cabinet were present at the resident laid before them the hic communications received Ste Louisiana Commission, and ar mk. satisfaction was expressed with i tenor, which indlcates an early i tr ent of the political difficulties *1 State. IS 5*UVIIANA QUEsTION. .-_."* e'>s Rleview of the aStuation $rweei eer K Proeosltloas by 's Cameas S e April .-The Herad's says l'akard attil maintains a toat and elaims he has abundant e and frtedsIto hold his tute adjourns. He especte then to re establish his quorum, elect a short term senator, and transfer the case to Washington. The dispatch continues: The Packard Legislature ounots to-fight sent a proposition to the Nicholls people, of fering to dissolve, provided seventeen now unrecognised Returning Board members be paid their mileage and per diem. The Democrats assented to the proposition, and I am informed by a member of the Commissi-A that both Warmoth and MoMillan and their friends will take seats in the Nicholls Legislature to-morrow. The Ludeling faction will still hold out along with Packard. The President telegraphed to the Commission to-day that, in response to the request contained in Gov. Nicholls' letter, an order for the withdrawal of the troops to the barracks would be issued forthwith. THEI TRINJUNIE'K REVIEW. The Legislature to Adjourn Mine Die Saturday. WisniwoToN, April 20.-The Tribune's New Orleans special says: Conserva tives will wait until Saturday for as many As choose to come over to them, el, ct United States Senators and ad jiulrn sine die. It any veople remain with Packard, there is a I tw liasoed by the Republicans some ye.ars ago, under which persons attempting to constitute an illegal Leg. islature can be arrested. THE AS5.OIATED PRLEIMw VIE(W. Commnissioner McVeliah's View of the situation. Naw Oitar,,ts, April 19, via Washing ton.--ow mu ssioner McVeigh Is quotted : "If there is anly member of the Legiela ture who entertains the tnost lingering idea that the troops are going to remain, for God sake disabuse him of that idea, for they are going to be removed." Packard's Legislature in caucus is sued another series of resolutions de nunciatory of the commission. The caucus was tempestuous. Senator Young claimed he was re strained of his personal liberty; that the guards on the stairs would not let him out. Packard addressed the caucus, ex pressing a determination to resist to the end. A committeeof colored ladies, headed by Mrs. Gov. Antoine, Mrs. Senator Buroh, Mrs. James Lewis and Mrs. G. W. Brown, have united In an address to Packard, tendering sympathy to him .slf, boarding and lodging to his legis. lators, and every attention to his slck. The Nicholle Legislature had a Re turning Board membership of sixty-flve in the House and twenty-two in the t Senate. f Abolition of the Onec of Appraiser. WASHINrToN, April 20.-There will be an abolition of the appraisers of iner Schandise in many places. That in Mo M bile has already been discontinued. Equal Justice to All. RoMl, Ga., April 20.--Augusta John son, white, was to-day senten ced to be hanged in Rome on Friday, June 15, for tihe murder of Daniel Alford, col - ored, in August last, T'iN NTO3X,. The Magnus Lost. WVAsHINmTON, April 20.-The signal of. fleer at lJa, neygat reports the brig Mag nue, from Pernambuco to New York with sugar, ashore. The crew escaped by a life car. A Warning Light. WILMINGTON, N. 0, April 20.-The Fry ing-Pan Shoals light-shin was replaced yesterday afterpoon. Vessels on ap proaching the shoals should keep their eads going, as the light-ship may drag, having lost her proper mooring in the recent gale. She is now temporarily moored with a small mushroom and chain. It is now blowing a heavy gale from southwest, and she may have dragged. THE EAST. A bloodey Fight Near Nicle.lr. LONDON, April 20.-A bloody fight near Nicsloe is reported. The frombardanent of Odeena. LoNDON. April 20,--An early bombard. ment of Odessa is expected. MBer ants have been warned to remove goods, as the custom-house will be closed. The ships at Odessa are preparing to leave. The Rounmanian Army lobilized. BUcHAnssr, April 20.- The decree of Prince (hares, issued to-day, orders the mobilization of the active and territorial armies and their respective revenues, militia and civic. The guard are also called out and an extraordinary ses sion of the Chambers summoned for April 26. The Turks Ditrvde Inte Four Corps. LoxDox, April 2S.--A teuter dispatch from Ragusa says: The Turkish troops are divided into four corps, and are sur rounding the Meridite country. The in habitants of several villages have laid down their arms. ' In giving a list of the members of the Legislature occupying their seats at Odd Fellows' Hall yesterday, we unin tentionally omitted that of Col. G. J. Pltts, of DeSoto, elected by the people, but counted out by the Returning Board. In another column, speaking of "Our Mails," we state the fact thatthe Postal Commission sent South to investigate the Southern post-offices is in Georgia. Instead, it has but just left New Or leans for the North, after having investigated the manner in which the mail service was conducted in this State. It is hardly probable that this commission will again visit Louisiana, although there are many complaints of the manner in which the mails are car ried in this State, that might well be investigated and examined by it. Surzazoa lavmerxzTrs ox Porva BALts or BRAo. arATi A ATJAU.ox A>Ls D]A.-Partas IS search of Alrt-o a. rnema..rate ts-eemeents in real ,tate should read the sav.tierme.t, in another column, and mtees the saler, by Sero. Mela & Budaeo, anousonaws, As he dt. tAbar..e AGOticon lxoh . at is o u tOdlk m lr.. te anone Danb wUtelliaftetgU h s aari biee o~et ws a aaivhhse TWEED'S CONFESOIUO,. The Bevelatites of Tammany - Who Helped Tweed in His 8tea'ls, New YonK, April 81.- William M. Tweed from his headquartesin Ludlow I street fail, sends the Attorney General a proposition, reciting that, in return I for the favors of liberty and rest, he will yield up all his property, and be a faith ful witness on behalf of he people. He says he has suffered much and suffered long in silence and has borne the bur den of what others should have shared. Afflioted with disease, feeble from age and confinement, Ill at ease 1 in mind, he seeks for the rest and relief he so much and so sorely needs. He adds that the only basis upon which he has a right to apply for lenien cy and pardon is that he will make a complete surrender of his property and a full disclosure of his criminal com-i panions. The proposition is long and I exhaustive. The document assumes the nature of a confession, which goes back as far as 1867, when the ring first began to assume form. It gives n detail the story of various conferences between the writer, Peter B. Sweeney, Richard Connelly, Henry Genet, A. Oskey Hall and others, by which Tweed was elected to the State Senate, Connally Controller in 1867, and Hall Mayor January 1, 1869. ALLEGED DIIIBERIY OF LEGISLATURES. Tweed, according to the story,transfer red to State Senator Winslow in person $200,000 to secure for the charter of 1870, which gave to the ring tontrol of the city, the support of several influential Republican members of the Legslla ture. It was Tweed's understanding with Winslow at the time that the money was to be divided between Woodin Samuel H. Frost, Augustus B. Ellwood, Win. H. Brand, Morris Wins low, Jas. Wood, Isaiah Blood and (Geo. Morgan, all of the Senate, and also with Vanpelton, Williams CGrowley, Merriam and Beaman, for their influence in the Legislature. ALLIGED DIVISION OF SPOILS. The confession gives the ciroum stances of the division of spoils be tween himself, Sweeney Hall, Connal ly and Woodward. It implicates Gar vey, Ingersoll, Donovan, Watson, and the majority of the Board of Supervis ors. Mayor Hall's proportion was ten iper cent. He shared throughout in all the profits, was in full collusion with the various details of fraud, and was fully aware of the fraudulent nature of the contracts presented for his signa ture. As to the document purporting to be a record of the proceedlongs of the Board of Audit, of May 5, 1870, by which Mr. Hall, on his trial, secured ac quittal on the ground that he acted only in a ministerial character, Tweed says it was mandfactured after the ex posure. H1UGH HASTINGS. Hugh Hastings, of the Commercial I Advertiser, is mentioned as having re ceived a check for $20,000, and checks i for smaller iamounts at various times. Mr. Hastings is ulso credited with the I diplomatic achievement of having brought Jay Gould and Tweed together, by which alliance the Tammany and Erie rings were operated to their mutual advantage. REICORDER HACKETT. The confession also, according to the World, says that all the painting and book-cases in Iecorder Hewitt's house were paid for by the city. WITNESSES PROMISED. He gives the names of five persons, who, he promised, it immunity is given them, will swear to the truth of all his t statements. He has preserved all the I checks, and kept memoranda of all his t transactions, all of which will be placed I at the disposal of the State. Of the five p pereonse n-mned are E. D. Derber, ex H~nator, Jas. Pierce, Alex. Grear and i William King, Tweed's former deputy commissioner of public works. O'BRIEN'S CLAIM FOR FEES. Shortly after the publication of the secret accounts in July, 1871, Tweed says that Francis N. Blxby and ex Sheriff (then State Senator) James O'Brien came to him and offered to se cure him against any further investiga tion of his oank accounts, his relations with the city, or indeed from any further trouble, if he would pay $150, 000 toward O'Brien's claim against the city for $296,000 for unpaid fees. The two represented to him that they had such influence over Mr. Tilden, Judge Barnett and Winm. 0. Barrett as to im mediately quash any further steps in the pending investigation. Tweed says he paid them $20,000 in cash, and mort. gages which they afterwards collected for the rest, and he understands that they afterwards secured the same amount from Connally upon the same representations. He says he does not consider that O'Brien's claim has any real merits. JUDOG CARDOZO. Hugh Smith, Sweeney's particular friend attended to all the transactions with Judge Cardozo by which judicial action was taken in behalf of the ring. THE NAVARRO CLAIM. Tweed says the Navarro claim of $1,000,000 against the city for water metres is a fraud. TEHUILOW WEED. He mentions Thurlow Weed by name, but does not connect him with any equivocal transaction. JUDOG FOLGEEI. He mentions Judge Folger, of the Court of Appeals, and Geo. H. Punser, of New York, as persons to whom he paid money. TESTIMONY PnOMIZISD. The oonfession concludes with a promise that the writer will be witness for the city in any suit brought by the city for the recovery of moneys from any of the persons mentioned. He does not ask that the suits against him be quashed, but that he be released from confinement without bail. ONLY A PATPIAL IILV.ATION, The Express confirms Tweed's confes sion and says the tale told In tlmt pub lished this morningis but a partial reve lation, and the full confessilon will add an amount of detail which will even more sikake public oonsolence. ITh~e tmorrow tlishOs a abroad by Hall, and that he has them now in London. IIASTINGO' NXPLANATION. The published Abstract of Tweed's so called confession contains this sentence: " He gave to Mr. Hastings a check for $20,000, dated three or four days after the passage of the charter of 1870, with the understanding that the money was also to go to Senator Woodin." Mr. Hastings, who is the well known editor of and proprietor of the Commer cial Advertiser, says in reference to the above paragraph, that the affair was purely a business transaction, the check being made payable to his order, and passing through the hands of his banker ahd broker in a legitimate way. Had the transartion not been entirely pro per, of course it would have been easy for him to get Tweed to send the check to the bank and obtain bills. Mr. Hastings emphatically denies that upon any occasions any moneys passed through his hands to Senator Woodin to secure his vote, or for other purposes. Referring to the meeting of Gould and Tweed, Mr. Hastings says he did bring them together, as he bulieved they had some differences, but at that time Tweed was considered a very res ,ectable man, and was associated in business matters with the most eminent citizens. GREAT EXOITEMENT AMONG POLITICIANS. Great excitement prevails among poll ticians and others over Tweed's conres sion, as published in a morning paver. All the ling nemberrsare bhard to find, and will say nothing when found. STATEMENT OF SENATORI WOODIN. AtLANY, April 17.-Senator Woodlin says he will reply to Tweed's confes sion, so far as it relates to himself, from his place in the Senate to-morrow morn ing. He added: "The confession is ab solutely and unqualifiedly false in every particular in its assertions touching my conduct, I never received any money from William M,Tweed, directly or In directly, either from him or any other person on his behalf, and never was ap proached on the sutject of New York legislation by any man, living or dead, in an improper manner. A aEW MOr. Justice Bltby denies that his brother, Senator Blxby, ever proposed immunity to Tweed in 1871, provided he would have $150,000 of Jas. O'Brien's claims against the city audited and paid. RBoorder Hacoket declined to say any thing about the statement that his house paintings, and book cases were paid for in city money. PACKARED'M GARRIMON.. -w The Hole In the Wall Between the Mt. Louils and Orleans hotels. (Prom a 8taff H orrespondnnt of the Tribune,.] NEw ORLEAeas, April 11.-A garrisoned city is a novel spectacle in this country in times of peace, and the important military factor in the problem of Lou isiana politics is worth noticeon its own account, and is doubly interesting from the part it is playing, unwillingly it would seem, in prolonging the existing controversy. The garrison of the city consists in all of about two regiments of infantry parts of three regiments, in facts-the 16th except one company, nearly half of the 31, and some companies of the 13th. Only three companies of this force are at the barracks belonging to the gov ernment. Those barracks are five or six miles out of town, and before troops could be brought from them there woull be time, in the quick-touch-and. go way that sucn things are done here, to complete a revolution. Four points 1 in the heart of the city are occuried as temporary quarters-the Custom- House, St. Mary's Hall, the Mechanics'Institute and the old Orleans Hotel. Tile troops that are directly backing up the Packard government occupy the old Orleans Hotel on Chartres street, In the rear of the State House. It is a quaint structure, entered under # low archway that gives access to a square court. The balconies that project from every story around the court, the pecu liar red mastic on the walls, the forms of the arch and stairway are as evident ly Spanish in appearance as if the building had somehow got itself transported across the Atlantic from some provincial city of the Penin sula. A party of muleteers or of tonsured priests in shovel hats would be more in keeping with the surroundings of the court than the groups of blue infantry men that engage there in polishing their equipments or in lazily smoking their pipes. I forget how many companies the polite officer who left a game of cards to show me the place said were quartered there, but I should say not more than three or four. They are all of the 3d Regiment. The particular point of interest is the "hole-in-the-wall -an aperture made in a very tall gray wall, shutting in a very small back yard in the year of the buildinog. My guide led me through this hole and past a sentinel who guard ed it, and we came into a narrow, blind alley, like a deep chasm in the lofty walls of the encompassing buildings. A few steps along this alley brought us to a low door that gave pooess to a dismal cellar-like passage, from which a flight of dirty wooden steps led to an upper hall, a little less dark and damp. The stairs looked rickety, but the officer said they had been tested, and would bear a file of men marching two abreast. Some empty rooms opening from the corridor were strewn with lime -the unclean habits of Packard's ne gro guards having threatened a pesti lence, my guide said. The upper stair way brought us out in a hall adjoining the stately rotunda with its tawdry decorations, where the Packard's Sen ate meets. The reader will understand from this description the significance of a withdrawal of the troops from the Or leans Hotel. The guarded secret pas sage leading from the hotel to theState House makes it easy to bring the force of soldiers in the former to Packard's support in three minutes' time. For the purpose of aiding Packard's parti colored militia in repelling an attack the soldiers are as effective where they are posted as though they were quar tered in the State House tself. .An A~ Tmsootex - her is a splendid chance for apltesarabe esearsto to Thibodas, on 8anded as z. svy. Q. esasd,Of I. Joseph's Cbsreis wah the whroa of tAm im Dapert. ems. s id. arsmdra'fb dams 0e a aday thesMi w hitU s isu~i~s~S~i4*lft~es THE LEGISLATURE. The seate. The Senate met at the usatl hoar, 12 o'clock, Lenut. Gv. Wilts presldiog and nineteen teai tore asLeweing to their names. The lobby ottalde the ralloD of the Senate chamber was crowded with sp elators. The reading of the journal was dispensed wilt. Senator Obode, without previous nantice,'ntro duoed ai sot, Senate bill No, 182, for the relief of ., P. V guerie, tax collector of the parish of Ter. rebnse, on aoonnt of $1275 paid over by him to Mr. W. O. Black for the support of the Nileholle government. The bill pasdd finally. House bill No. 852, relaltve to usurpatioa In oMfie and recognitlon of usurpation was Alnahy paed. Sundry reports, favorable and unfavorable, on seeral bills were adopted. Senate bill 158, to authorize the Polioe Jury of Iberville to levy a tax for current expen.es of the parish, wa, on motion of Senatsor Allaio, post. poned Indednitely. senator Goode called up House bill 297, of a semilar character relative to East Balou rnuge. The amendmunts of the Honuse were contetred n,. House bill No. 800, to cause the opening of St. Joseph sud other streets In New Orleans, was referred. Also, House bill No. 814, relative to the Blaugrnter.Hoise. etc. House bill N .. 808, to repeal the act of 1878, ex tndin"g the river front of the town of et. trancis v.tle, was p'ssed finally. House bt I No. 847, prohibiting the sale of in toxicatuig liquors to minors, was referred. Hu.e bill No. 229, t, ameid so tion 8042 of the Htalsute of 1870i was referred. House bill No. 317, r lative to the Lafourele Drieinge oUnmpinv, was rotered. Huon bill N.. 339, to incorporate Washington Soeam Engine ompany of iatmn Rouge, passed fin lly. HImne b II No. 810, providing for clean!ng out natural asyoe in Ltlfourche and T'errethonne, was reflrrod. llume bill 815, being a joint resolution for the relief of the piloo jury of the left bank of Jeffer son, was referred. Also tHouse bill 850, relative to juries of tlhe Seaond Judelal Disetrict in Orleans. II loe bill 853, to a end the act of 1873, rel live to usurpation to office, was referred. House hi I 188, to authorize the oolice juries of the parishes, Orleans excepted, to levy taxes, was poltponed indefinitely, the matter of the bUll be. ing already p.ovided for in the general revenue bill. Hounse bill relative to Mechanics' Society was Indtflnitely toslponed by adoption of unfavorable report of the committee. H nuse b 1258, to amend article 1116 of the Gode of Practice, passed. Hou e bi! 203, to require better qualifdeations for admission to the bar, was indeflittly post pnmed. A message from the House announced conour. rence in Senate b lls 151. 167 and 169. Senator Teaada reported bills 105 and 155 of the Senate oirreotly enrolled. O, mtion the bna'se j tosd the House at the usual biar to ballot for United States Senator. Arr.e JolT SLsiONw. President Wills in toe ohair, and 23 Senators present. House bill 781, to amend the ohbtrer of the Louistana Historical society, was read and laid over fr fu are nction. HUnse bill 804 to amend the charter of the Louisiana Printing House for the Blind at Baton Ronge, h cuing been reported against by the onmmittee, was indetinoitely poslpon d. House bill 274, giving the hbird District Conrt jur edetion in atonuts o' $t( 0, exa-lyive of in terest and certain exolusive jurisdiction, was read. r enator Euasti moved reconsideration of lbe vote of the previous day. by witoh the bill pasesed its third readlng. Adopted. The ld was finally passed after being amend: ed, by striking out that portion giving the third D.alriot Uoort exclusive jurladlutlon on all stlts in which the State or city may be a party except probate suits. IENATOtI DAVID OUNGt, f the parish of Uoncurdaa, took uis seat as hold ing o'er Senator from the Fifidenth Senst rist vretriot, and partwipsaed in the proceedings of the Senate. Senator Kelly called up Honse bill 800, for the relief of the taxpayers of N. w Orl ans, the bill baving been reported on without actioa by the m*ej,rity .f the Finance Committee and unfavor ably by the minority. Senator Grover moved to adopt th3 latter re port. Thle rep ,rt had been sigued by Senator .hble alne, but Mr. OGrover explained that he would have signed the report had be notisbored under a misapprehension hat the report was to have been unanimous. enaslor Goode in the chair. The bill is to compel the city to receive school and p hice warrants for certain taxes for certain years in which each w.rrants were ssuerd.: senator Garland o itendled that the subject was one that should be referred to the eity au thorities, wh º were oppo ed to the bill. eunator Kelly ,iffr, d an amcndment making some exceptions to the provisions of the bill re quiriog some of the taxes to be paid in cash. Mr. Kelly said there were at least five thousand people in this city waiting for, and, as he felt, en titled to this relief-cot only taxpayers, but .chiol teachers and others, who were sutj ced to s',ameful exactions In discounts upon their salaries for want of snob a bill. Mr. Bonmer thonght the bill so fair and just that the Senate msould not besitate abloat pass. ng i. It. merely proposed to utilize delinquent taxes of 1878 and prior yearn for the purposts of th., relief pro. osed. Mr. Grover thought the country members were singularly uninformed as -o the operations of the biL The city government, he ontended, ool beat take care of all qeestions for the relief o" the people of New Orleans. It was calculated to strip the eity ofitts ofh revenues without at the same tims redaolng its obligatlions in any orre sponding degree and weald oily t nd to depre cate city seourities and bankrupt the atty. He moved the lill be postposnd indefinitely. Mr. Kelly responded that the faes ad, lgures which had been prodouced in this maiter vradica ted thentoellgence of the members of the coan try Senautors h esuppoirdng the bMl. N. called for the yeas sad nays, on the motion to poet pone. 11. 8o the bill was not postp,ned. Mr. Daeros offer da proves msking the pro visions of the bill s.bjeet to acceptance of the city autuorittie The amendment was tabled by a vote of yeas 11, nay- iS. The first sotion, with the amendment of Mr. Kelly, we adopted. On motion to adopt further, Mr. Enstis spoke against the bill. As a rule the poor people, he said, had psid ther taxee, and the bill was main ly cslculated to enable large property holdres anrd tax resisters to pay t eir delinquent taxes at the sate of twenty-five cents en the dollar. This wee holding out an inducemeut to large real es tae owners not to pay their taxes until they could d so with depreciated warrants. Mr. Boatner combated the argument of the Bensaor a, faxlcious. If neohing was to be real feed by the purchose of warrauts, how could we expect capitahst to buy them to pay taxed with, or fur any other i urpose at any price ? Mr. Z boharte argued that it was improper to interfere with toe so ion of the city In su~b mat ters, especially now, when a hew era was dawning upon no. The bill he c neidered a mere en a hnIg act for those who had b e+n dereliot to duty as deliuqu nts in paying their taxes, and not a relief to those to whom the city wee indebted for services, It was a eardinal principle that matters of Bmeane should be and could be best eontrulled by tee parties most in interest. The city had emerged in some measure from grave fioanctal embsrrasment, and it would only delay relief to make her receive paper to aobh an extent instead of cash, and it would never be pomssble for her to pay her obtastlon dollar for dollar. Mr. Kelly smid the objeetions made to the ill reminded bim of the sotion of barber who isseeed their bill during the war and efret, to sed.es heam eaerw.d* even for a have,,. TIh ispsuduo of the rules for furtler aeMso cu AIta s rfshesed by a vote of 14 to 7, sad 1l SMt to I"md 0l4 ebuhur~ g t orth uleltanas R.dwav l Compaqy wem tlat. doued without previou node 'b Menatlfitr itheell. Be"d and referred. On, motion of eoator Allate, a nrese wa takes till 7 o'eook p. m. The Senate was called to order at 7 o'eloek by the ftesadent. The roll teleng olled seventeen benators a* swered to their names, tnelading Senator Plea landry, of Aaeelon parikb, holdien over aw - ta, from the Seventh Genatorial Dstrt., There belng no querm the iergest-at-Ar was lIatrueted to produee absent members. Ubsegqleetly there sttll being no qnollm, th enate djouared thi 12 m. iaterday. The souse. The House assembled pursua to adjotrn. meat. Speaker iush io the chair and a quorum present. (en. W. I. LMoXila, 'of Oatroll, prpente himself at the Speaker's desk, wee sworn lt..t, addressed the House as follows: esa. 'aILntwr'e nnaasl, The Legislature assembled in this hall e braces a majority in eacb house of the lealy e turned members. I am here today to obedise. to wh t I concelve to be nmy duty, to yield eessd to this aetion of the represea atives of the l e. Af or a contest of more than one hund.dae between opposing forces and gov thi. result h. been attained, DTuring this lo pr riod the business iuteroes of' heis cy and a the State have been gesatly embarrassed. ..ost have been partially parsarhed by doube as to' which would become the established goversnment and oepltal, always itoe, hss stood aloof fro the sotre industtles of the HtAte. ()rt I Csi die tnrbanae has impartedl a f.*veri.h oon,ditlon to the who e t.dy-polh e, and many of the Ster t and best pen of the nation have painfutli awaited the oeselble evil oonequrattes of this .hnortes, state of affairs. Your action, Itepr'resteiave. has been taken, no dotbt, wade, an intelligent appreciltlon of the grave rerponelbl'les rIstinrg upon you, and with an earnest desire to onmpa ee, lfhtelly sn forever, nur domestic diutabctJee, to the nd that peave and prosperity may pevasil withibld own borders, and the apprehensione of crr fellewe. ottizens of other States qualted. Until quite e certly I hoped the government estanlslebed byth political party to whi h I adbere might ave b come the nlostrument to bestow upon the State and nation thes sorely aneded results. lea action, however, has rend red thi i leteeib.e, The statement of this feat is sufeoientt for present. A disusslion of the primary ausm s and powerful forces entering ntlo this oMate would hardly be pertinent to the oeeselos. 'lJ the dominant nolitial party in the govern ment, ts whblh you have yielded your senat. assee sad support, we must loo, for the asa ent, for the bl ,seigs of good governmentl 'Ne promlese are as fair' ae e most ardent INebD ten could desire. By a solemn deolaration f their Legislature they have pledged themselve. "to sweept in good faith the thirltenth, foe tenth sand Afleenth amendmsete to the enastia tution of the Uanited rtates in leterannd spr ," to " he enforcement of the Is* rigily sad it partially ;" and to the humblest colored laores upon the soil of Louisiana the " fit I and eqa protecetion of the laws in person. property, potit cal rights and privillgats" Added toIe" l.o &4 olaratonm of a ".oleam purpo e to malatal a system of public schools by an equ t and uni form taxation noon property as provided It the constitution of the State, and which shall seesm theedsuetion of the hilldren of whbit and eel eored eillains with equal advantagee." The Chie Executive of this government has pledged Mht self to use the power intrnused to hiam i enforcing these pledges. The honor of the meiprs of this General Assemb makffthese pledges, and of see Governor is approving them tends, pledged to the peopltee this State and the natiron. The whole people will await their tflilment ti la a coufident h"pe that von meant what you said, ha letter and in srpit. The opportunty is a grad one, and if this State government hsee fatho lofty plane of action where alone its pledges .a be redeemed, Loueisana will cen a to bS the bia and will sure ly become the pride of the Unien, In taking ma seat amog yo, I bring with ma no animoile% no diasenIone. Whatever en ergy an t fidelity I have diplayed in standig br' the government with which my poll eeal optsiu affliate, they were yielded to ,e strieteet easse ,of duty. The same sense of Ony dietatee a action now, and it will away its working eh..adde to shoulder wi h you in every measure that wa inausarate for the proepert y and weltfre of ouv people. You can ask no more; I can promise e less. eoo. WAeflsanIo, or 0nsOOD1A, rose to a restlon of privilege. He felt that be' awed an explanation Io the I eirslature. le owed Mhem an apology. Be would admit that he "wgse* tone but he were gone and could not ocme He had his family to heart, and he had io attend to his family. He had been pti in a poesiion which prevented him from. returning. He had some other buest .e to na to. He had no intention of violating his oit it had gotten ao at 5 o'olek this mortilg at ,d it. Louis Hotel an made his escape. HIe spoe leno of policemen and sergeautsat.-arms, armed with warrants fIr his tres:--nor reporter bleg nasble to seize t:e exact signioetloon of bli words. Mr. Lyons, of East Fellotena, in the ehetr. U 50LliOU5. By Mr. Pingleton, of St. Landry--A resolaut. in effect that no more clv me against the teri. for ntodebtednese for past years be re.ssted this House and that all elaims already t be returned. The resoltl ,n was adpted. By Mr. lonag, of Cnhiborne--t resoltiom.i to E.0. Payne 5875, being 2W. per seat collectono made by him eatrly in Janlay fey cilia na, The resolktion was adopted. ooncurrent r'solu ion relative to adjoarsasme sin de. Mr. Young moved to postpone amUlt o'lock 8atl rday. Adopted. Mr. KoDaedy of Jefferson obtained consent oo intodnos a bill appronr.ating $1,00to teo athi. oommission of assessors for defsieleasi derli hp year Ii76. Read a first time and the Horeref~aeed.to M pend the rules for a second readhag. FIrr TPrEADINS. Senate bil No. 122, providing for a s tamiede to sit during recess to investigate tle Prefmeb condition of the State in the maturreof Ueense port charges, eto. Feleding eoneideration o. the bin the Seneas met the House In JOIrNT s sVQOn, and the General Assembly proceeded to ballet for a United States Serator, with the fsEowlg result : Senate. Ioans. Total. B. F. Jonas ............ 2 19 St B. L. Gibson........... 2 11 I5 W. L Merillen. ........ ) 0 8 Geo. W. Dupree ........ 7 4 11 B. H. Wild ........... 2 t 2 Albert Voorhies........... 3 3,; 8 J. H. OU lesby.. ........ 1 10 11 L. Tex da.... .......... 0 2 D). P. Penn.............. 1 Btlank................... 2 a 8 Totals.................22 69 110 No choice arn the Senate w.bthdew. Prior to the ballotiig -enator Altain withdrew the s ame of A. Onlewt, Mr. Bridgte that of W. W. Farmer, MSt. Billnu that of (RL McCCllom, Mr. Young that of Capt. J. J. Brows; Mr. StewaL 4 tha of Eitfgham Lawrence and nomseated J. R Oglesby. Senator Zschvrle nominated 1. H. Wilds; Seas. tor Miteh.ll, leo. W. D[ wee; Senator BREjar Gen. MeMillen; and Mr. K Aly, of' Win, W Ibet Voorhies. The pending bill was taken np by the HoBase Senate bil rel*ive to'a commisason for the pas pose of considering post cha.g.s, liceanse, i. Mr. Berry, of Olkns, urged the adop o the bl, e objet of whioh was to sdaae. harges and otber hardens on comseros, a abohab, it posiel, Leense tase os trades sad r. eem _oed to -po-st-d a ladebi dy okra thtIbr, sr e ao. u..I House bI.le relise temt