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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.
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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,.- re toA e bi Withdrawn Tues.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Iate t Q~smt-Souse, will be withdrawn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

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