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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. VOL. II---NO. 128. , NEW ORLEANS, FRIIIAY, APRIL 27, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. BY TELEGRAPH. CAPIrURING BLAINE'S PICKETS. Melhersea Appolated Superintendent of the Treasury Bureau of Printing ead bpsaring. The OppertasUtie sad Former Status of this Bureau. [Spe.lal to N. O. D.mocrat.] WASaterMTO, April 16.-Hayes is try ing to capture some of Blaine's pickets. He has mollified MoPherson, one of Blaine's henchmen who presided at the Cinlinnatl Convention, and bought him quite cheap, by inducing him to accept charge of the Bureau of Engraving and Priating of the Treasury Department. It is an insiguiflcant place without honors; the patronage, however, Is oon siderable, and the elanish Boot will have the opportunity to boss about three hundred girls employed in the bureau. If he succeeds in popularizing the Bu reau as did ex-Chief Clark, he will at least have made his mark in the world, for Clark turned it into a first-class harem, and was himself its patron and patronizing saint. BUELL. THE An BRO NI&L PITKIN. Be is Trying to tave His Marshalshlp from the General Wreck. lis Doom Is Healed, for He li to be Sus pended Before June. [Special to N. O. Domoorst.] WASHINGToN, April 2.--The irre pressible Pitkln is here trying to save himself and his marshalship from the wreck. His doom is sealed, however, and he will be suspended between this and June despite his frantic prayers for retention. Anderson Is also here, looking for his reward for the work he did and the ma jority he gave Hayes in Louisiana last winter. BEfrT.. CHARLESI.TON, S. C. The Uerman Fuslilers Conugratnlate Louisiana on Her Redemption. CIARLESTON, S. C., April 25, 1877. B. H. Benneas, Proe-dent Central German Dem. ' ooratio Oonservative lub, New Orleans: The German Fusiliers, mindful of the words and of the sympathy received from your organizption in the dark hours of our trial, now hasten to extend their congratulations to your body on the redemption of the Pelican State from misrule. F. VoN SANTEN, Capt. Oom'd'g German Fusiliers. [The German Fusillers is one of the oldest military organizations in the country, having been organized in 1776.1 FEDERAL OFFICES. The Appliclants for Federal Ponlitlon In Louislana. WASHINOTON, April 26.-The New Or leans Collectorship is now attracting the most attention. The President's list comprises Messrs. Bussey, MoMil len, Sheridan, Sheldon, Morgan, Phelps and Kennedy. Bussey and McMillen seem to the favorites. Chester, who has credentials from some people to the President. has in et-uetions this morning to support Gen. Sheldon. Ohester reports the Prelideat aasaying he supposes Packard does not like what he has done, and may write letters against him, but if Mr. Packard were found acceptable to the colored people, and could continue the strong est and best white influence in support of ,the policy of pacification, he would appoint him collector. .ien. G. A. Sheridan reports the Presal dent as saying that the Federal offices in Louisiana would be filled with Re publicans. FOREIGN. The Eastern War--The Imperial Manti festo--It to Received with Joy and En thusiasm Everywhere. Sr. PErazcsnRo, April 26.-The im perial manifesto was read in all the -churches of the empire and everywhere enthusiastically received. No Annexation Desired. VINNiA, April 26.-The Czar has writ ten the Emperor of Austria that Russia desires no annexations. The IRusalan Fleet It New York. Nzw YORK, April 20--Noon.--The declaration of war by iRussia against Turkey yesterday was announced to the ofileers and crews of three vessels of the Russian fleet, and received with great enthusiasm. Alexis read to the crew of of the Bvetland the order of the admiral announcing to the fleet the declaration of war. The To Deum was chanted. THE TURILSHu PARLIAMENT, The Christlan Members Frotestlg Agnalat Russia. Lownon, April 26.-In the Turkish Chamber o Deputies the Christian mem bers protested against Russia, that she is making war for the protection of Christiane. They do not desire the pro. tection of Russia. The Christians were ready to take up arms in defense of their country. THE RHEBIVE. The Sultan Promtsed 18,00o Men. A dispatch from Alexandria to the 1)ail!y .News says: "It is rumored that the Khedive will send the Sultan 18.000 neil." THE ROUMANIAN PARLIAMENT. It Will Declare War Agatina Turkey. PA.ts, April 26 -The Russian tele grphic agency announces that to-day, Thurseday, the Roumanian Parliament will deolare war agains. Turkey. All Turkish vesels will I bargoed by Busals from the 1lt of td. TEE UEBDLLIOUS RIDNOTs. SThey Retese To Be Conrserlpted. ATRnxs, April 6.--The inhabitants of the Greek island of Hydra have refused t to obey the law calling out an extraordi nary reserve, and made seditious mani festations against the authorities. Conscript lists were destroyed and the telegraph connecting the island with Athens was also destroyed. The March of tihe Rumslan--A mmnll Piwht In Armerna. BUvcrARsT, April 28.-Russla has se cured the railroad bridge at Gailatz. The Turks entrenched at Rusehuk, have two lines of defense and entrenchments around their camp before Rusohuk. There are five Turkish iron-olads in the Danube. A slight engagement is reported in Armenia. A fight is imminent near Barboreh for the railway bridge on the river Sereth. The Russian Ciroassian army is mov ing In two columns toward 'rzeroum and Batourn. Turkish troops are reported to have occupied Calafat. Three Turkish gunboats entered the river to destroy the bridge. The Turks crossed the Danube at several points, and sent out flying corps to destroy railroads before the advancing Ru.iaens. CONSTANTINOPLI, April 26.--The Mon tenegrins are advancing toward the frontier of Alvania. 'Dhe Mirldites have abandoned their positions, which the Turks occupied. ... ... .. -• ql b. .. . .. t LOUI3IAA'A C IREDIT. Her Credit and Reourree BNetter Ilthln TIsome of Other Moathern states. [N. Y. Tribnue.] Louisiana comes out from under the cloud of negro rule in a much better financial condition than were most of the Southern States when their govern ments passed into the hands of the re sponsible class of their citizens. At the end of the war Louisiana owed about $4,000 000 for debts contracted chiefly in subsidizing railways and in establishing a school fund. To this sum was added $5,000,000 under the provisional govern. ment in 1865 and 1867 for repairing the levees, and $1,000,000 to pay the long neglected interest on the ol bonds. Thus the liabilitiesof the State when the Republicans took hold of the gov 9 ernment aggregated about $10,000,000. By the first of January, 1874, they had run them up to $22,430,01)0. Of the $12, 500,000 added, according to the state ments of eminent bankers of both par r ties about $6,000,000 was stolen. The bonds were not, of course, transferred g directly from the treasury to the pockets of the thieves, but they were issued to carry out schemes of plunder, and the State got no benefit whatever from them. Most of them went to subsidizo railroads whicih were never built. In the fall of 1873, when the credit of the State was so far ruined that no new bonds could be floated in any money market of the world, a prominent Re publican banker of New Orleans, in con junction with a few large holders of Louilsiana securities in New York, got up a scheme for reducing and consoli dating the debt and preventing its fur ther increase. They obtained with some difficulty the consent of the Kellogg government, and in 1874 the project was carried out by legislation and constitu tional amendment. The debt was scaled down and funded at 60 cents on the dollar, except about $4,000,000, which was decided to be not fundable by the courts, and is practically repu diated It was provided that the debt abshoul' not until 1904 exceed the total of $15,000,000, and the most stringent re quirementd were made to enforce this provision and to insure the collection of taxes to pay the interest on the obliga tions thus consolidated. In order to guard against the creation of a floating debt, which might have to be assumed hereafter, the constitutional amend ment limited absolu,ely the expenses of each year to the revenue raised in such year. There is probably no State debt in the Union so hedged in and protected against legis lative action which might impair its value as is that of Louisiana under these provisions of law and constitu tion. The honesty of the operation by which the volume of the debt was thus reduced may be questioned, but the State was not able, or believed she was not able, to carry the whole load, and fixing the amount which she thought she could shoulder, she offered the half load to her creditors, and they accepted it as better than no bread. The result of the transaction is that the property holding class on getting control of the government find matters in such shape that, with the economies they are intro ducing in its running expenses, they can pay the annual interest and build up a sinking fund swith comparatively light taxation. I do not doubt that the new government will strictly carry out the agreement with the bond holders. Louisiana's credit always stood high before the war. The influ ence of her great commercial metropo lis was to infuse into her politicians sentiments of business honor, which, unfortunately, were not felt very keenly in many of the Southern States. There are no suggestions of repudiationamong the conservatives, but, on the contrary, one hears many expressions of a desire to strengthen the credit of the State so as to make her bonds worth more than par in New York. During the short ses sion of the Nicholls Legislature now drawing to a close, held, it must be re membered, in the midst of political ex citement unfavorable in a high degree to the study of economy, remarkable t evidence has been given of desire and ability to reduce expenses. The effect of the legislation adopted will, it is esti mated, cut down the annual cost to the people of the State government proper, I $325,00X0; of the parish governments, $480 000, and of the New Orleans muni. cipai government, $285,000-a total saving of $1,090,000. With her State and local affairs prudently adminis tered, as they undoubtedly will be now i they are in the hands of her responsible citizens, and with the constitutional guarantees of her debt, there is no rea son why the credit of Louisiana should not speedily become as good as that of States like New York and Pennsyl. i vania. Grenadines, lawn.s, j i'onete, mattidese suiting., nol ,red dress lnhn, "ith embroideries to mwatch are a specialy asA M. L. Byrne & Co.'d. The CONTRABAND CHILDuKs have determined to ,help feo an clothe th p~or hlittle inmates of 1t. ktuar'd Asylnm. Those five hundred new linen eant, opened on Saturday by MI. L. Byrne & Co., .art in price from tno a)la1r ad a halt to twenty o4lare, are the greateat bargains of the seuason. NEWS BY MAIL. hECRIETARY THOMPION'o INTERVIEW The Views of Thompson Nupposed to be Those of Hayes. [St. Louis Republioan.] WASHINoTON April 23.-The publica tion of the interview of Secretary Thompson this morning has created considerable comment, especially among Republicans. The Radicals say his views are the merest moonshine, and the Liberal Republicans are very cautious about endorsing them. The Democrats of any prominence in the city do not believe that the Whig party can be revived, even though the whole force of the administration is used to ac complish such a result. It is generally believed that Thompson, with the prob able exception of his financial opinions, expressed the doctrines held by the President. THEi BREAK Ur. Packard "Buloted" In More Menses than Oqe. [Chilogo Times.] KErw OntrAws, Aprf' lth tmptre sion that @P.ckard will recede and take the Col lenrship of the Port is probably correct, although he said to-day that he did not see how he could conscientiously take anything from Hayes' hand, but Packard is a poor man, and he will take the place on the simple issue of bread and butter for his family. He retired from the Marshalship, and went into the campaign with a fortune that would have kept him handsomely for life. He spent every dollar he had in making the fight for the Governorship, and is literally "busted."financially as well as politically. TRE FRANKING ABDITE DEPEATED. The Word 'Free" Omitted from the illI that was Intended to Restore It. [N. Y. Sun.] WASHINGTON, April 22.-The last Con gress did its best to restore the franking privilege. A clause in an appropriation bill gave members of the last Congress the right to send any document published by Congress free under frank until next January. Wagon load after wagon load has gone in this way. The 7th section of the post route bill, smuggled in at the close of the session, was intended to do the same thing for future Congresses. It enacted that any member may send and receive through the mail all docu ments published by order of Congress. It was supposed that this gave free post age. The department, however, holds that any member may send and receive through the mail, If enough stamps are put on to pay the post:age. So certain was Clerk Adams that this section con ferred a franking privilege in a restrict ed form that the enrolled bill has been looked up. It has nowhere the word "free"-a blunder to the bill drawer and economy to the government. THE EXTRA rEMMION. Its Possible Length and Legislallon. [N. Y. World.] WASHINGTON, April 22.-The procla mation convening the extra session of Congress will be issued this week. Ex Speaker Randall says the length of the session will depend very much on whether the standing committees are appointed. If the House desires the other committees, as well as that on appropriations, appointed, the ses sion will be opened for regular busi ness, and will be necessarily more protracted than if restricted to passing the appropriations which are imme diately required. Now that the use of troops in the South is abandoned, there is no prospect of any unusual delay over the appropriation for the army and the clause prohibiting the employment of the army to interfere in civil affairs, which caused the lose of the bill at the last session, will be eliminated from the new bill. While the administration de sires a short session, it will ask, in addi tion to a new Army bill, for deficiencies in the navy and Department of Justice, and possibly recommend legislation for disposing of the balance of the Geneva %ward. - DAVID DUDLEY FIELD. He is Anxious to Enter Congress and Press Hls quo Warranto Bill. [New York Times.] ALBANY, April 22.-Though Nick Mul ler has announced that he is not going to resign in favor of any one, yet it is well understood that he is willing to re sign. The only "if" in question is John Kelly, for, while Muller is willing to re tire, it is necessary that Kelly should consent; in other words, while Muller is willing to resign, David Dudley Field will not stand unless Kelly agrees to nominate him. Field's election must be considered as a device of Samuel J. Til den, so John Kelly hesitates. David Dudley's aspiration is to press his quo warranto bill, not that he has the least expectation of passing it, but he will thus be able to keep Samuel J. Tilden's name before the people, and hopes by this means to secure his nomi nation in 1880. 1.ECI#LATIVE INfTER HEDDirNG. How the Legislature of New York Mad died Elghty-flve Millions Dollars on the City of New York. [N. Y. bun.] ALBANY, April 22.-One of the best and most exhaustive speeches ever made in the Legislature was that delivered by Mr. Maurice F. Holahan, of New York City, in the Assembly Chamber on Thursday morning. Mr. Holahan's object was to show that the present financial condition of the city of New is due more to the constant meddling with its affairs by the Legislature than to any action of its local officials. The speech was full of statistics and facts sustaining this proposition, and the speaker's manner of delivery was so earnest and distinct, and his assertions so positive and his proofs so convincing, that he com manded the respectful attention of the members during the hour that he em ployed in delivering it. One of the as sertions made by Mr. Hollohan ii that in the past twelve or thirteen years the Legislature authorized the i-suing of bonds and stocks ,of the city of New York, which had not been asked for nor approved by the Common Council orthe Supervisors, to the amount of $84,902, 427 54. THE MAN OF MAINE. Blaine Denies the Story of the Ran Francisco "Argonaut." [It. Louie Times.] NEw YORE, April 23.-James G. Blaine being inquired of as to the California statement that he was prepared and in tends to introduce resolutions at the next session of Congress expressing doubts of Mr. Hayes' election, and pro posing a new consideration of the ques tion by a tribunal to consist of the Chief Justices of all the States, says: "There is not the slightest foundation for the story. I have already tele graphed it as the invention of a lunatic or an idiot. It cannot be possible that anybody is ass enough to believe it." A Herald reporter called last evening upon Senator Blaine, who said: "I am not to be interviewed, you know." "Have you not an expression of opin ion with regard to the change in Louis lana ?" asked the reporter. "None; I have nothing to say about it." To the query whether the leaders of the.Republlcan party had in contempla tion any movement regarding theaction of President Haves in withdrawing the troops from Louisiana, Blaine would only Bay it was not fitting for him to answer that question at this time. THE TEIT OF HAYER' POLICY. Peace at the Mouth and Equal RIlhts Tfe Praer of lie emeegs. IN. Y. Tribnnr.] WASHINGTON, April 22.-It is perfectly understood here that the most impor tant test of the President's Southern policy will not be the organization of the next House of Representatives, but the degree of qulet which is maintained in South Carolina and Louisiana. The President has at no time felt much con tildenco in the ability of his friends to elect a Republican Speaker. He has believed that if his Southern policy could have six or seven months' trial before the meeting of Congress it might meet with that approval which would insure the election of one of his Repub lican friends. He has adopted his Southern policy because he believed it right in principle and wise in practice and without any understanding that the Democrats should support any candi date or measure he may propose. The election of Speaker will not, therefore, be a test of the success of his policy in any respect. The only one which it will be fair to apply is that already mentioned, namely, the degree of quiet in the States where disturbances have occurred. It is reported here among Democrats that both Gov. Nicholls and Gov. Ham p. ton will have the earnest assistance of all Democratic members of Congress from their States, and of the prominent men in their State governments, in their efforts to insure peace and a fulfillment of all the promises made to the Presi dent in regard to the fair treatment of colored men. It is further reported that prominent and influential Demo crats in each of those States will be sent through the interior counties and pariches for the purpose of explaining to the whites the exact situation and the pledges they have given in con nection with the relief they have long sought and have now obtained. The Democrats here who have approved the new policy seem to see clearly that it is in every sense for the interest of the South that the President shall be fully vindicated, and that the South would suffer greatly should his policy fall. On this account some very strong influ ences will be set to work immediately to control all distdtbing white elements in these two States, and to impress the people with the grave importance to themselves of maintaining the peace and of observing all constitutional provisions and laws concerning the rights of citi zenship. THE STATE OF LOUIMIANA. [N. Y. Tribunea At last Louisiana. ruled for many years as a conquered and half rebellious territory, resumes its proper place in the American Union. The reconstruc tion of the State as a political entity, which Gen. Grant spent so long a time in a vain effort to accomplish by mill. tary force, is achieved by President Hayes in a short space of weeks, with out violence, without bargains, without a doubtful exercise of authority, and without any compromise of principle. So easily has the work been effected that the nation asks in amazement why it shpuld not have been done before. Only yesterday there were two rival Governors glaring at each other behind barricades; two rival Legisla tures went through the forms of law making under the protection of an armed guard; threats of battle dis turbed the daily currents of life and the calculations of commerce, and the clatter of muskets echoed through the streets of New Orleans. This morning we awake and rub our eyes. The whole apparatus of conflict has vanished like a nightmare. Mr. Packard's Legisla ture is no longer in existence. Melting suddenly into its constituent elements, it has left so little trace of the conflict that already it is hard to realize that there ever was such an organiza tion. There was a brief shout ing and scuffling in a caucus one day; then there was a headlong rush furOdid Fellows' Hatl and a clamor for pay and mileage; and that was the end. Mr. Packard himself will figure for a while in politics as a fugitive claimant, and a few irreconcillables at the North will continue to believe in him, as the Jacobites in the last century clung to the fortunes of the Stuart pretender, and obstinately drank the health of the king over the water. But that is of little consequence. He can no longer vex the course of national politics. The insubstantial pageant of his adminis tration has dissolved like the baseless fabric of a vision, leaving not a rack behind. We can almost fancy that the actors in it "-were all Ppiritu, and Are melted into air, into thin air." And this bubble is the "government" which the whole power of the Federal Administration has been invoked to sustain How can we see it collapse into nothingness without shame at the recollection of the part whichaPresident and an unfaithful Congress have played in supporting the imposture, and the part which some honest Rtpublicans would have Mr. Hayes play in his turn? In the face of the events of the last week it is idle to talk of "protection against domestic violence" and "unlawful "combinations." Common-sense re cognizes the sham which these familiar phrases are intended to disguise, and understands that the Packard administration has been noth ing but a fiction from the start. Presi dent Hayes has had no choice except to govern Louisiana himself by the agency of Gen. Augur, or to stand out of the way and allow the people of the State to take care of their own concerns. The decision which he has made between these alternatives is in harmony with the principles of American republican ism, and commends itself to the instino tive approval of the American people. We have always believed that his policy would be vindicated by the event; we hardly expected the vindication to come, as it has come, in the very act of execu tion. It is gratifying that the settlement has been obtained without any direct action on the part of the Federal gov ernment. The President's determina tion not to act brought the conflict to a close. He has not decided between the claims of Nicholls and Packard. He has refused to set himself up as a tribu nal of appeal from State authorities; and in resolving that a forced construe tlon of the statute in relation to the suppression of domestic violence shall no longer make of the Federal army a partisan arbiter in local political dis putes he has saved the country from a great danger and restored peace to the long harassed South. It rests now with aYss. liNolholls, Hampton, and their associates to complete the labor of rehabilitation by a just use of the authority that has fallen ito their hands. They must remember that the adjustment of the relations of Lou isiana and South Carolina to the gene ral government is not a triumph for them personally, and it is far from be ing a verdict of approral upon the means by which they obtained power; it is simply the establishment of a con stitutional principle, the limitation of the Federal power to its proper funo tions. It depends upon the Southern Democracy now whether the old con servative interpretation of the constitu tion shall continue to prevail, or dis order and injustice impel the people to demand once more the dangerous policy of the bayonet. . . ...-€4 - . . . . DANMIIUr'T RAILROAD. The Unprecedented Crop of Bankrupt Koadu. [From the Railway Age, April 19.1 This journal has already given sta tistics showing the number of railroads sold previous to the present year, and the amount of capital which they appear to represent. The work of reorganizing and reducing to present values is still going on, and of course many roads, for some time virtually bankrupt, are being added to the list of foreclosures. The first quarter of the year naturally makes a large display under this head, as Janu ary 1 is the usual time for settling up and striking the balance of profit and loss. Going through our files for Janu ary. February and March, we find that thirteen roads, with a completed mileage of 1569 miles, and representing an ap pgrent cost of $80,000,000, have been sold out in the first three months of the year, for nominal sums, the sale gener ally wiping out everything but the first mortgage, and that nine roads, with a mileage of a little less than 1100 miles, not counting the partly graded roadway of one, and representing an apparent cost of about $67,000,000, have passed into the hands of receivers between January 1 and April 1. A number of other roads are to be sold during the summer as the result of de crees already made. The following list includes those for which applications for foreclosures have been made or fore closures ordered during the past quar ter, but which had not been sold up to April 1, and also some in regard to which sale was previously ordered, but has been postponed: St. Louis, Keosauqua and St. Paul; Gulf, Western Texas and Pacific; Paines ville and Youngstown (narrow-gauge); Wheeling, Plttsburg and Baltimore; Buffalo and Jamestown; Lake Superior and Mississippi; Evansville, Owens boro and Nashville; Detroit and Mil waukee; Chicago and Pacific; Port Royal; Maryland and Delaware; Cen tral, of Iowa; Chesapeake and Ohio; Marietta, Pittsburgh and Cleveland; New York and Oswego Midland Peoria and Rock Island; Hannibal and Naples; South Mountain Iron; Wallkill and Valley; Hempfield; Clover Hill* Jack sonville, Pensacola and Mobile; Florida Central; Mississippi Central; Ohai and Kentucky Coal and Iron; Detroit, Eel River and Illinois; Memphis and Little Rook Paducah and Memphis; Memphis and Kansas City ; New Jersey Southern. Making thirty roads to be sold within a few months, mostly in April and May. While this showing is not gratifying, it is not chargeable to the present con dition of railway business and prospects. Most of the roads named have long been in a moribund condition, the result of previous misfortunes or excesses; and even if general prosperity had returned, their taking off would be a necessity and expediency. They are mostly of the second or third class, and although the losses which they involve fall just as heavily upon individuals as if they were trunk lines, the aggregate is not so significant. Otherastill must go by the board, but we ma sonably hope that the sifting-out f sa is nearly completed, and that Wi the return of better times, to which people are look ing forward with so uaWh hope, there will soon be a pause in the downward movement, followed by a return to gen eral prosperity. NOUTH CAROLINA. The Republican Plan About the Leg.ila ture. [Chicago Times.] COLUMBIA, S. C., April 23.---There Is great excitement in the city regarding the course that will be pursued by the Republicans in the Legislature during the coming week. They are working to elect a Democratic Chief Justice, which will place Willard, Associate Justice, in the position of a disappointed Rtpubli can, Wright being a pronounced Repub lican. This will give the Supreme Court to the Republicans. There is talk of ex-Gov. Chamberlain being run for Ohief Justice or United States Senator. and it the Democratic caucus to-night doesn't act unanimously, the Demo cratic party will be defeated. Remember that to-daj at 12 o'clook, W. I. Hodgson, the affatle anc ioneer, wil lell at suction the stage boxes of the Varieties theatre to tho.e who waut te secure good pisces for a square sight at the Contraband uhildren. Thoea de sirons of gettiong b zes must be prompt, aid have the csab ready. Charity is the Incentive and fun the consequence. Are you charitable? Help the poor little orphans. So say the LONThABAND CnHILDaN. T'E LEGISLATUR E. 3 - The Nenate. The Senate met at 11 a. mn , Lieut. Gov. Wiltz presiding. Thirty Senators present. Prayer by IRev. Father Allen. Mr. Wheeler iotroducerd a bill for the relief of P. G. Deslondo, ex-Secretary of State, claiming the right to sue the State for $8153 for afllxing the seal of the State to State bonds. The bill is simply to authorize him to test his claim in court. A motion to refer was lost. So was a motion to suspend the rules, and the bill lies over. A resolution to allow compensation to the late employes of the St. Louis Hotel Senate, was postponed Indefi nitely. House bill No. 181, to exempt landed property In Orleans from drainage tax, was finally passed. House bill No. 361, to pay State ofll oers' salaries monthly instead of quar terly, was postponed indefinitely. The ijesident announced that the Salendarwas exhausted, and on motion the Sfeate went into executive session. AFTIR EXECUTIVIE SESSION. Roll called fifteen minutes before 1 o'clock. Present, Lieut. Gov. Wlltz and thirty Senators. A message from the House announced concurrence In Senate amendments to House bills 147 and 268, and in Senate bill 155, and that the House had passed House bills 368 and 3639. Mr. Young offered a resolution pro viding for bettering the acoustic prop erties of the Senate hall, and furnishing the same ready for next session. Adopted. Mr. Robertson offpred a resolution confirming the seat of Senator Stamps. Adopted. A similar motion as to Mr. Waike field's seat was discussed, and with drawn on the grounds that such ques tions should be considered by the com mittee. Joint resolution from the House look ing to Investigation of the offices of the ex-Auditor, ex-Treasurer ex-Superin tendent of Public Education and State Land Office. The resolution was con curred in finally. Senator Robertson in the chair. A message from the House announced the concurrence of that body in the amendments to the bill for the relief of taxpayers of New Orleans, making polioo and school certificates, etc., re ceivable for taxes of certain years. Mr. Allain introduced the following resolutions complimentary to Hon. Louis A. Wiltz as Lieutenant Governor of the State and President of the Senate: Resolved, That the thanks of the Senate are due sad are hereby tendered to the Hon. L. A. Walts, Lieutenant Governor and presiding offloer t of the Senate, for the able and impartial man ner with which he bha presi ed over the delib-r ertions of the Senate during the long and, toe him, exceedingly arduoue session that is about . close. lesolved, That the Senate, in common with th* people of the State, take pleasure not only in ac. Iording to G v. Wilts due praise for the faithful performance of his official duties, but also in giv ing recognition to his eminent services in counsel and in action in the trying scenes through whlcib we have passed, and for the noble, non-partieslu and energetico part performed by him in com- / posing our political troubles and bringing about the grand consummation of peace and quiet sad consequent prospeiiry to our beloved State,. Mr. Wheeler, in speaking to the reso lution, eloquently nalluded to the char acter and services of the Lieutenant Governor, as follows: Mr. President--We are about to separate. After a cordial shake of the hand and a pleasant good-bye, we shall leave this scene of long-con tinned labor to join those who have long been watching and waiting for us at home. At this hour, surrounded as we have been during the en tire cession and are now at it solose, by harmony, good feeling, and an abs nee of partizan rancor and animosities, the thtought uppermost in my breast is one of kindness towards and a hearty appreciation of my brother Senators, and espeolal by of the presiding officer of the Senste, and I tel, Mr. President, that I would be derelict in duty and be doing an nljustice to Gov Wilts did I not attempt, however feebly, to give some ex pression to that thought. Unfortunately, Mr. President competency to perform omoisia dties and an eficlent manner in their performanoe are not always conoomitants. Ie who unitee to great exeoutive ability a com plete knowledge of parliamentary practice will, as a presiding ofoer, command our reepeot and voiuntary obedience; but if to these is joined, as is pre-eminently the case with Gov. Wiltn, a mind free from bias and prejudice, a strict sense of justice to all, a winning address, suon a presiding ofoer has not only our respect and obedience, bur our conidence and admiration. We feel that he Is not only our presiding offioer but our com panion and friend. I am sure I express the senti ment of every Senator upon this fl or, when I say that the ability, imparutahty, kindooess and pa tence of Gov. Wdtz during this long and ardu ens session, has won for him the full eonfdenoe sa d esteem of all. Mr. President, I have appended the second res olution, beherving it to be justly due to Gor. Wills, and as a proper expression of the sentiment of the Senate toward him in return for his untir ing efforts in securing, upholding and maintain. ong the lntegrity of our State government. As one of the minority in this denate, I have probably a deeper leeliog upon this subjeot. The aots and deelasrtions of- -Gv. Wili.n-havote--had greater-sig nifloance to me than to those of you who have held intimate personal and political association with him for years. Before I took my seat Ia this body, I had the pleasure of several interviews with Gov. Wilts at which were discussed the policy of the Nichol s administratios, and of receiving f-om him pledges of fidelity to the interests of our whole people, and assurances of kindness and friendship, Irrespective of party affliations; and I take great pleseure in now declaring that those pledges have all been fully redeemed and those assurances have brought full frnilion. The well known high character of Gov. Wiltz stamped these Fledges and assurances with the seal of Smfidence-whenigiven, and, as I have said. they have been redeemed to the letter. Mr. President, when an accurate hisory shall be written of tue great struggle through which we have passed, and from wihioh we are just emerging, as we believe, into the broad sun'ight of a brighter and better day, while the faithful chronicler will record due honor and praise to the masn, very many, who have juinetly wona it by their wisdom, moderation and devotion, no name, ex oepttug always that of (Go. Nicholls, whose firm and steady hand has been alway son the helm--no name, I say, will stand out in bolder relief than that of Gov. Wiltz. And when the years shall grow apace and our people, as we fondly hope, shall grow rich, and strong, and great as a result of this struggle, and Louisiana shall vie with all the great u,,mmonwealths of the North, West and iouth, in the development of mate. rial resources, and in the attaining of the highest tlpes of civilization, then the self-acrtfi.ing efto t and untiring devotion of Gov. Wilts can be fully ealiaed. sd no to-day commands the confidence and esteem of all classes, races a.t parties, so in the near future will a gratelul people deligh .to honor him in some higher, if not mote useful, field of ullkial duty, as we now delight to honor him as our preeidi' g officer and friend. Mr. White also spoke in like eloquent