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ggggg8 : T" RATES OF ADVERTISING. uuiyjufwutfMiiJin I - Hm r m & r k,l !. y i w I if B rl THE REGISTER. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. ALLISON & PERKINS, I'lBUf iikks. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. TERMS TWO DOLLARS PER YKAIt. OTTICIAI. PAPER OF COUNTY. THE IOLA im "" j '""W r"J """""T"" " " B ""M""-" lfc JJAJlp 1 Hj Ja. VOLUME IX. IOLA, ALLEN- COUNTY, KANSAS, JANUARY 23, 1875 NO. 4. S3-TraiiIent and Legs! advertisements must be paid far in advjuce. Local and SpUl Notices, 10 nt a line. All let.ers in reUtion to business ';,n.v' " erfrd " LU tse office .hould be addressed t tne Publishers anu irro,.".. - business Ptrcctonj. COUNTY OFFICERS. Hon. J U Goodin ?ri.ct '."a" XT Acer Probate Judge Wm Thrasher '.County Treasurer H A Ncedham v,"LC?,m,? SLr. uDl Brown... -.Register of Deeds J II Richards County Attorney C M Simpson ......UerkUUtrict Court i v n,..,., Sunrrintendent Public Schools r t. wlndfe" bheriff Lvman Rhoades Surveyor D'Horville, ) , A W;HowUnd, J Commissioners Isaac Itonebrakc, J CITY OFFICERS. cief::::.:::::::::::::::::::"roncWS John Paxson, S I btauber, I L Walter, C M Simpson, j t v-nrthnm . .. ireasurer VjCTal,U' .Manual iSST"'" "I ..:."- '.lAssisUnt Marshal ..Councilmeu LOUISIANA. .. Special Message By the President. Washington. D. C, January 13, 1875, 3 p. rj To the Senate of the- United Slates of America: I have the honor to make the follow ing answer to a Senate resolution of the 8th inst., asking for information as to any interference by any military officers, or any part of the army of the United States, with the organization or proceed ings of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana or either branch there of, and also inquiring 2s regard to the existence of armed organizations in that section hostile to the governmert thereof and intent on overthrowing such govern ment by force. To say that lawlessness, tu-bulence and bloodshed have characterized the political affairs of that State since its organization under the reconstruction acts, is only to repeat what has become well known as a part of its unhappy history, but it may be proper here to refer to the election of 18C8, by which the Republican vote of the State, through On Sycamore street. Services eyeSal.teth at fl vioCIlce was rcduced to a few thousand, and the bloody riots of 1866 CHURCHES. ltrrnnnlST EPISCOPAL, Corner of Jefferson avenue and Broadway St. Services every fcabuamai in;, a. i. ";. i- " PRESBYTERIAN. Corner Madison enue and WJot strcrtj Services 10K a. in- and 7 11. m. SuniUj J"ooi ai JPaVroY J- W- I'M""0"" 1UT- BAPTIST. e.t Citrrir inua. in andTp.m. -prajermeeunson iimia VrrntaE Church . meeting at a p. Saturday before the HMai "' -" Sabbato School at 12 "-clocm. Secret SocicticsT PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY. OFFICERS OF THE ALLEN CO. GRANGES. COUSTT COVSCIL. John VanRiper, Master, KL Moore, secretory.--- 1)B Allen, County Agent, . POSTOFFICE. IoU .Humboldt IoU ..nnfriDIVir DEEK !." """- Carlvle RT. Trman.Mjster lZii. J U Jordan, Secretary i ' DIAUOSD ORANGE movn 7?L mfotary-"-- " I-i-Khzabethto CRESCEST VALLEl' GRASGE J VanRiper, Master,. Humboldt J CKelao, secretary. ELV CHEEK CB.OCE. C A Dowd, Master J DeUpUin, secretary, ELSWOKE GRASGE. .1 W Donahoe, Master M Stout, secretary, IWPERML CK.4.VGE. LCMnnger, Master, S Young, Secretary which he had judicially forbidden. Whatever may be said or thought of those matters, it was only made known to me that the process of the United States Court was resisted, and as said acts especially provide for the use of the armv and navv when necessary toH enforce judicial process arising there under, I considered it my duty to see that such process was executed according to the judgment of the court resulting from these proceedings. Through various controversies and complications the State administration was organized with Wm, P. Kellogg as Governor, which, in discharge of my duty under section four of the constitu tion, I have recognized as the govern ment of the State. It has ieen bitterly and persistently alleged that Kellogg was not elected, Wherther he was or not is not altogether certain ; nor is it any more certain that his competitor, McEoery, was chosen. The election was a gigantic fraud, and there are no reliable returns of the re sult. Kellogg obtained possession of the office, and in ray opiuton has more right to it than his competitor. On the 20th of February, 1873, the committee on privileges and elections of nd 1868, to show that the disorders! the Senate made a report, in -which they Iola .lola .KlMnore .EJslnrc Iola .Iola ISDUSTRIAL GR-IA'GE. JLlsier, Alex StraubemuUer, -secretary,.. IOLA GRASGE. i: Coot, Master Sallic LacVens, Secretary, BETHEL GRASGE. Master IoU .IoU ..IoH . IoU ..Teildo Jediio J T Sproul, Secretary, JVEOSHO VALLEY GRASGE. XllanVins, Jlater, - ,!, dasvtoomu, owcw j t MAPLE GROVE GIU.VGE .TAGSa'ey, Slaster,. ..ilumboldt anr rioirER grasge. "W E Ilolbrook, Master CKnowlton, Secretary ODE.VSE GRA.VGE. R Y BUir, Master S P Wbborg, Secretary, ROCJT HILL GRASGE. A Cosine, Master, K Lone, Secretary, there are not due to any recent causes, or to any late action of the Federal authorities. Preparatory to the election of 1872, a shameful and undisguised conspiracy was formed to carry that election against the Republicans, without regard to law or right; and to that end the most glaring frauds and forgeries were committed in the returns and many colored citizens had been denied registration, and others deterred bv fear from casting their ballots. When the time came for the final canvass of the vote, in view of the foregoing facts, Wm. P. Kellogg, the Republican candidate for Governor, brought suit upon the equity side of the United States Circuit Court for Louis iana, and agjinst Warmouth and others who had obtained possession of the returns of the electioti, representing that several thousand voters of the State had been deprived of the elective franchise on account of their color, and praying that steps might be taken to have their votes counted and guaranteed relief. To enable the court to inquire as to the truth of these allegations, a temporary restraining order was issued against the defendant, which was at once wholly disregarded and treated with contempt by those to whom it was directed. These proceedings have been deuounced I say that they are satisfied by the testi mony that the manipulation of the elec tion machinery by Warmouth and others was evident to the extent of 20,000 votes nml tlmv add. that to reconize the McEnery government would be to recog nize a government based upon fraud and in defiance of the wishes and intention of the voters of the State. Assuming the correctness of the state ments in this report, and they seem to have been generally accepted by the countrv, the great vrime in Louisiana, about which so murj ha been done and said, is that one is Ii'ilding the office of Governor who was ieated out of. 20,000 votes against anotli t whose title to the office is undoudlcdly based on fraud, and in defunce of the r. .ihes aud intentions of the oters of the State. Misinformed and miszuided as to the nature and extent of this report, the supporters of McEnery proceeded to dis place by force in some parts of the State, the appointees of Gov. Kellogg; and on the 13th of April, in an effort of that kind, a butchery of citizens as commit and election matters in Louisiana, while every one of the Colfax miscreants goes unwhipped of justice, and no iy can be found in this boasted land of civilization and Christianity, to punish the, perpetra tors of this bloody and monstrtus crime. Not unlike this was the massacre in August last. Several Northern gentle men, and men of capital and Enterprise, had started the little and flouising town of Cottohatta. Some of them, were per sonal adherents and office holders under Kelloire. They were therefore doomed to death. Six of them were eized and carried away from their homes and mur dered in cold blood. No one has been punished and the conservative press of the State denounced all efforts to that end, and boldly justified t)ie crime. Many murders .Of a like character have been committed in individual cases, which cannot here be detailed ; for example, L. S. Crawford, Judge of tne parish, and the district attorney or the 20th judicial district of the- State, on their way to court, were shot irom their horses by men in ambush on the 8th of October, 1873, and the wife of the former in a communication to the Department of Justice tells of the persecution of her husband because he was a union man. To say that the murder of a negro or a white republican is not considered a crime in Louisiana would probably be unjust to a great part of thof eofIe, but it is true that a great number ot such the Legislature of Louisiana, on (he 4th inst, I have no knowledge or informa tion which has not been received by me since that time aud published. My first information was 'from the papers .qLJ uary 5th. I did not know ihat any'such thing was anticipated, and no orders and no suggestions were given to any military wjll be time enough tocondejin, those. officer in that State, upon that suDieexnooy.sncn means urej uu P....- questiou but it is quite certain that there would have been no trouDie ii those who now complain of legal inter ference had allowed the house to be org anized in a regular manner. When those who organized this disorder, which was anarchy, disavow such proceedings, it ted at Colfax, which in Moodthirs.tiness and barbarity, is hardly surpassed by any acts of savage warfare. Inlhe South this is a matter beyond controversy. I quote from the charge of Judge Woods of the United States Cir- . .. . . , i..i. I ..V. .... . .i. t :...:. r, I,.. iisan unwarrantable iniencrence uy mi: icuiiuouri, uj iuu juij hi mc --- - - Federal Judiciary with the election of United Suites vs. Crinkshaukand others, State officers but it is to be remembered jn Xjw Orleans, in March 1874. lie Geneva .Geneva Oflen .Odense Iola .IoU OIKL CREEK GRASGE. T C. Cunnv. Master,, J Lansighot, Secretary, X .Ilumboldt ... Humboldt IOLA LODGE, NO. 38, w l a rasnni mpt4 mi the flrt .11 .1 c.Tnio-a tn pvprv month Brethren in good standing are invited .to.atteu. jv'sePy. IOLA LODGE, NO. 21, T n nf Olid Fcl lows hold their regular meetings every Tiles- Hr eienuiir. in their vr" . j rth nf the iost oIBce l-iting tMT J. S. Comings, sec'y. Ijotcls. LELAND HOUSE. -r-r BANCROFT, Proprietor. IOLA.kaas. TJ uiir'".tV. -n thnrauirhlr reiiaired d refitted aid Is now the most desirable ,.U hMneT Baggage transferred to and from Depot free of charge. Stttonterjs, H. W. TALCOTT, TTOBNEY AT LAW, IoU, Allen connty, A KanSs. Office on Mn"""; n!lA'' 4st of Wm. Davis. Ca,es beforeany oftheconrts of the State will receive careful attention. All collections promptly remitted a: NELSON F. ACERS, TTOitSEY AT LAW, IoU, Allen county, k iriruS Has the only faU and complete set of Abstracts of Allen counly. T P Mr-HRAT J. U. RlCUABDS, ,J. o. HCBKAT. County Attorney. MURRAY & RICHARDS, A TTORNEYSAND COraSEMRSATLAW r Money In sums iroiu m i-Jr i, Totd on long time upon Improved rarms , Ii Ana? Andern, Woodson, and Neosho couii- ItttsceUoneous- M. DeMOSS, M. D., OFFICE over Jno. Francis 4 Co.'a DrogStore Residence on Washington aTenue, 2nd door outh Neosho street. H. A. NEEDUAM, COUNTY CLERK. Conveyancing carefull done, and acknowledgements taken. Maps ad plans neatly drawn. D. F. GIVENS, ATCIIMAKER. JEWELER, AND CLOCK w "' "XSrSntai Sen Vf 'aScks,. JeweirVr Jold pensjuid other Jancy articles, which wUl be sola cneap n : -I ka inHTImrV- IIHtl. ZVZlIiaS, IS ":-:!. " 'r5 :ir' ,mnllir and rtaicnes u -cn.., ,------ -r l. UU MWll' DR. S. TOZER, T-ENTAL SURGEON, is "OW.Plf T&J? I B -.....i inHuitittn. in nil itw fitnereni lorras. inth utKt and most annroved style; the best of material used, and general satisfaction guaran teed. Also a feure cure for Sore Mouths. Charges as reasonable as elsewhere. Office over John rrancu' ttnre. " ; J. E. THORP, T3ARBER SHOP on Washington avenue flrst rrinni.nnthorr..L. Northruii's. Wood. Coal, potatoes, Corn and Hickory JfuU taken in ex change oj jrork- that by the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the political equality of colored citizens is secured, and under the second section of that ameudment, providingthat Congress shall have power to enforce its provisions by appropriate legislation. An act was passed on the 31st day of May, 1870, and amended in 1871, the object of which was to prevent the denial or abridgement of suffrage to citizens on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude, jand it has been held by all the Federal Judges before whom the question has arisen, in cluding Justice Strong of the Supreme Court, that the protection afforded by this amendment and this act extended to State as well as to other elections that it is the duty of the Federal Courts to enforce the provisions of the Constitution of the United Suites and the lairs passed in pursuance thereof, is too clear for controversy. Section fifteen of said act, after numer ous provisions therein to prevent an evasion of the Fifteenth Amendment. provides that the jurisdiction of the Cir cuit Court of the United States shall extend to all cases in law or equity arising .under the provisions of said act or the amendment thereof. Congress seems to have contemplated equitable as well as legal proceedings to prevent the denial oi suurage to coioreu citizens, and it may be safely asserted that if Kelloggs' bill in the above named case did not present a case for the equit able interposition of the court, that no mch case can arise under the act. That the courts of the United States have the riMit to interfere in various ways with State elections so as to maintain political ri-hts therein irrespective oi race i Jnr. is comparatively a new, and to ,mnat.irtlinzidea; but it results as Moorlv from the Fifteenth Amendment . ll -- 1.A l, restitution and me ac l, lwn nassed to enforce that amend -. , ahmration of State laws mewl, jwj i- o ..i,M.i:n,r alaverv. by the Thirteenth a mmlmpnt to the Constitution. While the jurisdiction oi tne eouri. m the case of Kellogg vs. Warmouth and others, is'clear to ray mind, it seems to me that in some of the orders made by the Judge in that and the kindred cases at issue were illegal; but while they are so held and considered, it is not to be forgotten that the mandates of this court had been contemptuously defied, and that they were made while wild scenes of anarchy were sweeping away all restraints of law and order. Doubtless the judge of this court made a grave mistake, but the law allows great latitude not only in punishing those who contemn his orders and injunctions, but in pre venting the consummation of the wrong said: In the case on trial there are many facts not in tlie controvorsy. I proceed to state some of them, in the presence and hearing of the counsel on both sides and if I state as a conj-cdedact matter that is di-puted they can correct me. After stating the origin of the difficulty, which grew out of an attempt of white persons to drive the Parish Judge and Sheriff, appointees of Gov. Kellogg from office, and their attempted protection by colored persons, which led to some fight ing, in which quite a number of negroes were killed, the Judge states that most of those who were killed were taken prisoners. Fifteen or sixteen of the blacks had lifted the boards and taken refuge under the floor of the court house. They wercall captured. About thirty seven men were taken prisoners. The number is not definitely fixed. They were kept under guard until dark, when they were led out by two? and threes, and that most of the men were shot to death. A few were wounded, not mor tally, and by pretending to be dead were afterwards during the night, able to make their escape. Among them was Nelson, named in the indictment. The dead bodies of negroes killed in this aflair were left unburied till Tuesday, April 15th, when they were buried by a deputy marshal and an officer of the militia from New Orleans, lnese ier sons found fifty-nine dead bodies. They showed pistol shot wounds, the great majority in the head, and most of them in the back of the head. In addition to the dead found, some charred remains of dead bodies were discovered near the Court House, and six dead bodies were found undera warehouse, all shot in the head but one or two, which were shot in the breast. The only white men injured from the beginning to the end of these troubles, were Hodnett and Harris. There is no evidence that any one in the crowd of whites were arrested, and but few warrants for the arrest of any of the blacks. There is no evidence that either Nash, or any ef the candidates ever demanded the offices which they had set up claim for, but the Register continued to serve as Parish Judge. These are the facts in this case, as I understand them to be admitted. To hold the people of Louisiana gener ally responsible for these atrocities, would not be just, but it is a lamentable fact that "insufferable obstruction were thrown in the way of punishing these murderers,and the so-called conservatives of the State not only justified the massa cre, but denounced as Federal interfer ence and despotism, the attempt of the Uuttod States officers to bring them to iustice. Fierce denunciations ring crimes have been committed and no one has been punished therefor, and I may safely add that the spirit of hatred and violence is stronger than lt. Representations being ntade to me that the presence of troops in Louisiana wns unnecessary. I. relying upon the people, that there was no danger of pub lie disturbance if they were taken away, consequently, early in last summer, the troops were withdrawi. from the State with the exception of a small garrison at New Orleans liarracks. If was stated that a comparative state of quiet had been restored. The political excitement as to Louis iana affairs seemed to be dying out, but the November election was approaching, and it was necessary for party purposes that the flame should be rekindled. Accordingly, on the 14th of September, D. 15. Penn, claiming that he was elect ed Lieut. Governor in 1872, issued an inflammatory proclamatioiijCalling upon the militia of the Stat-- U ;rm, assemble and drive out the usurperas he desig nated the officers of the"State. The White Leagues, armed and ready for the conflict, promptly responded. .Or. tie sams day the Governor made a formal requisition upon me, in pursuance of the ai-t of 1795, and section four, of article four of the Constitution, to aid in sup pressing domestic violence. On the next day I issued my proclamation command-. ing the insurgents to diperee within live days from the date thereof, but before the proclamation was published in New Orleans the organized and armed forces reorganized an usurping government, had taken forcible possession of the State House, and temporarily subverted the government. Twenty or more people were killed, including a number of the nolice of the city, the streets of the city were stained with blood, ana an mat, was desired in the way of excitement nau been accomplished. That there was intimidation ot ltepuo lican voters at the election admits of no doubt. The following are specimens of the means used. Ou the fourteenth day of October, eighty persons signed and nublished the following at Shrcveport: We, the undersigned, merchants of the city of Shreveport, in obedience to a request of the Shreveport Campaign Club, aeree to use every endeavor to get our employees to vote the people's ticket at the ensuing election, and in the event of their refusal so to do, or in case they vote the radical ticket, to refuse to employ them at the expiration of their term of service. On the same day another large body of persons published, in the samo place a paper in which they used the following lancuace We, the undersigned merchants of the city of Shreveport, alive to the great importance of securing good and honest government to the State, do pledge our selves not to advance any supplies or money to any planter the coming year. who will give employment or rent lands to employees who vote the radical ticket at the coming election. I have no information of the proceed' j .1 .-.. ? l-. ..l ?n BA a1 mgs ol tne returning ixiaru iui w election, which may notbe found in its report, which has been: published ; but it is a nutter of public information that a great part of the time taken to canvass the State vote was taken by arguments of lawyers, several of whom represented each party before the board. I have no evidence that the proceedings of this board were not in accordance with the law under which they acted. Whether in excluding from their count certain returns they were right or wrong is a question that depends upan the evidence they have had before them, but it is very clear that the law gives them the power, if ihev elmiMA to exercise it, and of deciding that prima facia the persons whom they return as elected are entitled to the offices for which they were candi dates. -"".i T -m wall prior-to tne occurrence, x am "-. aware that any military interference with the organization of a State Legisla ture, or any.of its proceedings, or with any civil department of the government, is repugnant to our ideas of government. I can conceive of no case not involving rebellion or insurrection, where such interference by the authority of the General Government ought to be permit ted or can be justified. But there are circumstances connected with the Legis lative imbroglio in Louisiana, which seem to exempt the military from any intentional wrong in that matter knowing that that they had been placed in Louisiana to prevent domestic vio lence, and aid to repress it. The revolution was apparently, though it is believed not really, abandoned, and the cry of federal usurpation and tyranny would have been renewed with redoubled energy if troops had been sent to the State under the requisition of the Gover nor, as other disturbances seemed immi nent. They were allowed to remain there tol.render the executive such aid as might becouie necessary to enforce ), laws of the State, under pressure of the continued violence which seemed inevitable in the event mat uea eral support should be withdrawn. Prior to and with a view to the late election in Louisiana, white men associated together in armed bodies called "White Leagues," and at the same time threats were made in the jou.nals of the State that the election should be carried against the Republicans at all hazards, which very naturallygreatly'alarmed the col ored voters. By section 4, of the act of February 8th. 1871. it is made the duty of the U. S. Marshals and their deputies, at the poll where votes are cast for represents- tives in Congress to seep oruer uu prevent any violation of the so called Enforcement Act and other offences azainst the laws of the United States, and upon a rnquisition of the Marshal ot Louisiana and in view or these arniea organizations and p'.tcntious circum stances, I caascd detachments of troops tn hffstatiomvl in various parts ot the State, to aid him in the performance ot his official duties and for the eniorcemeni of the State laws. The officers and troops ot the United States niav well have supposed that it was their "duty to act when called upon by the Governor for that purpose, iaen branch of a legislative assembly is the ju Igc of the election and seating of its own members, tun it a niou r ij ptram ieze and hold the legislative hall in a tumiiltouVand violent manner a-id so prevent any orrauization by thoss lcally returned and elected, it might become the duty of the State executive f..;ntornosp .ifrenuestedtoby a major ity ot the members elect, to suppress the .li'sturbance and enable the persons ed the success of their lawless and des perate schemes. Lieut. Gen7 Sheridan was requested to go to Louisiana and observe and report the situation there and if in his opinion necessary, to assume the command, which he did on the 4tu inst., after the legislative disturbance had occurred, at 9 o'clock. tn.r a,num ber of hours after the disturbance. No partizin motives or r rpjudices can reasonably be" imputed to him, but hon estly convinced by what he has seen and heard there, ho has characterized the leaders of the White Leagues in severe terms, and suggested summary measures against them, which, though they cannot be adopted, woatd, if legal, soon put an end to the troubles and disorder in that State. Gen. Sheridan was .look ing at the facta, and possibly, not think ing 6f the proceedings which would be the only proper ones to puisue in time of peace, thought more of the utterly lawless conditon of society surrounding him at the time he wrote his dispatch, and what would prove a severe remedy. He never proposed an illegal act o' ex pressed a determination to proce-.-d be yond what the law in future might authorize for the punishment of the atrocities which have been committed and the commission of .vhich cannot be successfully denied. It is an undeniable fact that political crimes and murders have been committed in Louisiana which have gone unpunish ed, and which have been justified or ap pologized for, and which must rest as a reproach upon the State and country long after the present generation has passed away. I have no desire to have the United States troops interfere in the domestic concerns of Louisiana or any other Staff. On the 9th day of December last, Gov. Kellogg telegraphed to me his apprehen sions that the White League intended t m.ikR another attack. On the same day I made the following answer, since which no communication has been sent to him: Your dispatch of this date is just re ceived. It Is exercising an unpalatable discretion to use troops in anticipation of danger. Let the State authorities be right, then proceed without apprehension ofdanger. If they are then molested, the question will be determined whether the United States is able to maintain law and order within its limits or not. I have deplored the- necessity wuicu seemed to make it my duty under the constitution and laws to authorize such interference, and have always refrained from such a course cxeept where it seems my imperative duty. I have repeatedly and earnestly entreated the people of the South to live together in peace and obey the laws, and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to see reconcilia tion and tranquility everywhere prcval pnt. and thereby remove all necessity organizations that existed on the 14th of September, 1874, in opposition to tne recognized State government, still retain their organizationrequipments and com manders, and can be called out at any hour to resist the State government. Under these circumstances, the same military force has bsen continued in Louisiana as was sent under the first call, and under the same general instruc tions. I repeat, that the task assumed by the troops is not a pleasant one to them that the army is not composed of law yers capable of judging at a moment's notice of just how Jar they can go in the maintaiuancc of law and order, aud that it was impossible to give specific instruc tions providing for all possible contin gencies that migui arise, ine troops; were bound to act upon the judment of commanding oiEecrs upon etch sudden contingency that arose, or wait for in structions, which could only reach them after the wrongs had been perpetrated, which they were called on to prevent. Be it recollected, too, that upon my recognition ef the Kellogg government I reported the fact with the grounds of the recognition to 'Congress, and- asked that body to take action in the matter, otherwise I should regard their silence anuicescing in my course. No ac tion has been taken by that body, and I have maintained the position marked out. If error has been committed by the army in these matters, it has always been on the side of the preservation of good order, the maintenance of law, and the preservation of life. Their bearing reflects credit upon the soldiers, and if wrong has resulted, blame the turbulent elements surrounding them. I now earnestly ask that such action be taken by Congress, to leave my duties perfectly clear in dealing with the afTiirs of Louisiana, giving assurance at the same time, that whatever may be done by that body in the premise will be ex ecuted according to the spirit and letter of the law. - I herewith transmit copies of docu ments containing more specific informa tion as to the subject matter of the reso lution. Signed, U. S. Grant. (JOVEUXOK'S MESSAGE elected to organize the house. An exe- for the prepuce of troops among ; them Resnectinz the alleecd interference by through tUe country about office holding 'the military, with tliS organization of proceedings, cutivc officer would be justifiable under most extraordinary circumstances, ana it would then be the duty of the Govern or to call upon the constabulary, or if n-ces-ary, the military force of the State. But with reference to Louisiana, it is to i i,nmn in mind that any attempt bv the Governor to ue the police force of that State at this time would haye undoubtedly precipitated a uioou, conflict with the White League, as it did i,o iaih nf SiMitcuibcr. Ull bill. .-.- -i - There is no doubt but the presence o. .!, lT,.itPl States troops on that occa sion prevented bloodshed and the loss of life. Both parties appear to have relied upon them as conservators of the public peace. The first call wa made by the Democrats, to remove persons obnoxious to them from the Legislature, and the second was from the Republicans to re move persons who had usurped seats in the Legislature, without legal certificates authorising them to scats, and in suffi cient numbers to change the majority. Nobody was disturbed by the military who had a legal right at that time to ncninv a seat in the Legislature. That the D""iocratic minority under took to sieze its organization by fraud and violence, and in this attempt they trampled under foot the law that they undertook to make persons not reiurneu members, so as to create a majority that they acted under a preconcerted nlan. and under false pretenses intro duced into the hall a number of armed persons to support their pretensions by force if necesrary, and that conflict, disorder and riotous proceedings followed are tacts which seem to be well estab lished, and I am creditably informed that these violent proceedings were a part of a premeditated plan to have the house organized in this way to recognize what has been called the McEnery State government, then to depose Gov. Kellogg and so "revolutionize the State government. Whether it was wrong for the Govern or, at a request ot a majority of the members returned as elected to seats to ue such measures as were in his power to defeat these lawlesi and revolutionary I regret, however, tosay that this state of thing3 docs not exist, nor uoes lis existence seem to be desired in some localities. To those it may be proper lor me to say that to the extent that Con eress has conferred the power on me to prevent it, neither Ku Klux Klans, White Lenzues nor any other association using arms or violence to execute their unlawful purposes can be permitted in any way to govern any part oi mis country. Nor can I see with indifference immn men or Republicans ostracised, persecuted or murdered on account of their opinions, as they are in some lo pilities. I have heretofore urged the ms of Louisiana upon the attention of Congress, and I can but think its inaction predjudicial and a great evil. To summarize, in September last, an armed and organized body of men in support of candidates who had been put in nomination for the offices of Governor and Lieut. Governor, at the November election in 1872, and who had been de clared not elected by the board oi can vassers, recognized by all the courts to which the question had been suomitteu, undertook to subvert and overthrow the State Government that had been recog nized by me in accordance with previous nrprmlents. The recognized Governor was driven from the State nouse, ana uui for his finding shelter in tho United States Custom house, in the capital of the State of which he was Governor it is scarcely to be doubted that he would have been killed. From the State House before he bad been driven to the Custom House, a call was made in accordance with the fourth section of the fourth article of the Con stitution of the United States, for the aid of the general government to suppress domestic violence. Under those circum stances, and in accordance with my sworn duty, my proclamation of the 5th of September 1874 -was issued. This served to xeiastate Gov. Kellogg to his position nominally, but it cannot be claimed that the insurgents have to this day surrendered to the State authorities the arms belonging to the State, or that hnv have in anv sense disarmed. On Below we give a synopsis of thi able and importantdocumeiit, as published by the Lawrence Bepiiblicnn Journal. Ve publish this synopsis instead of the mes sage in full that we may have room for the President's special message. Ku. AGRICULTURE AXD MANUFACTURE. Deplorable as is the condition of affairs which I have thus pictured, appealing loudly to the sympathy and benevolence of the philanthropic everywhere, still, as a State, we are not without occasion for hearty congratulations. Kausas has pass ed that stage when a calamity, even as severe as that of lastsummer, can serious ly, much less permanently, impair her growth and progress. None havestrong- er faith in her future than those wno have suffered the most keenly from the recent exceptional disaster. When we come to consider the statis tics concerning the material develop ment of the Stale, we arc at once brought to the conclusion, not only that our pres ent condition is far from being rcmedi less, but that misfortunes must be much more widespread in their extent, and fatal in their results, to seriously retard the steady aggregate increase in the lead ing features of our agricultural and in duxtrial growth. It may not be thought out of place in this connection, to call attention to a few noticeable figures tak en from the official reports in the Agri cultural Department. The aggregate acreage embraced with in the organized counties of the State is 35,750,400. Number of acres at present subject to taxation, 16,996,740". Number ofacrcs pnUivsted, 3,669,769. The in crease of cultivated acres irom 1873 to 1874 was 705,872, or 20 80 per cent. A similar increase is to be noted in dairy and other products. The establishments for "the manufacture of cheese, increased from 8, in 1873 to 45 in 1874 ; the capital invested, from $9,810.00 to $56,313.00 : the aggregate production, in factories aijd families, from 293,094 pounds in 1873, to 430,846 pounds in 1874. Tho increase in manufactured butter during the year was 642,417 pounds. The num ber of bushels of castor beans raised in 1873 was 59,425 ; the increase in 1874 was 109 per cent. The number of bush els of flax seed prtveed in 187J was 63,478; the increase in 1874 was 275 per cent. Of hemp, the production of 1873 was 1,410,204 pounds; the increase for 1874 was 65 per cent. STATE FIXAKCES. The financial condition of the State is quite satisfactory. During the past year the Treasury has met all demands upon it with promptness, and a considerable balance is left to -the credit of various; funds. Our credit is now as good as that of any State in the Union, and there is no reason why it should not continue to be so. Economy in public expenditures, and promptness in meeting all obliga tions, are the two essential requisites for the protection of our financial reputa tion. Our total bonded indebtedness is 31, 341,775.00, an insignificant sum when compared with the debts of other otaies of inferior natural resources. is perhaps a debatable the contrary, it is known that tho armed Of this CONCLUDED ON FOULTH PAGE. -a f