Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 9, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 9, 1873 Page 3
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LOUISIANA. '* 4 ? ' ?? - -4 All Quiet on the Mis sissippi. THE BELLIGERENTS RESTING. Kellogg's Metropolitans and the Registers Facing Each Other* The Casualties Less than Was First Reported. ONLY THREE MEN WOUNDED No More Fighting Expected at New Iberia. THE RIVAL COLONELS PEACEFUL. Failure of the Troops to Obtain Transportation to the Front. EFFORTS TO FIRE THE DARKEY HEART Sambo Declines to Warm Up, as It Is Not Ills Fight. A YOUNG LADY WOUNDED. * i Arrest of the Mayor of St. Mar tinsville for High Treason. THE RESISTERS' COMMISSARY. Citizens Forwarding Voluntary Con tributions of Provisions. OMINOUS QUIET IN NEW ORLEANS. The Situation as It Appears in Washington. tflERHAN EAGER TO CRIM THE REBELLION. general Emory Ordered to Concentrate All His Troop* in New Orleans. lATHT FROM ST. MARTINSVILLE. New Orleans, May 8, 1873. ? Tha Kellogg reinforcements are still de tained at Brashear City and are keeping very $?iet The following despatch lias jast been re ceived by Governor McEnery: ? In Camp, May 7?Night ^ The Metropolitans attacked as this after noon ; bat it was, I presume, a mere demon itration to ascertain oar numbers, as they ftnd but a few shots at as, and then re turned ??town. It is reported they have arrested the Mayor of St Martinsville for treason and Ire holding him in close custody. ' Colonel ALCIBIADE LE BLANC. I have just received the following despatches from the H?PAT:n correspondent at the front:? New Iberia, May 8, 1873. * Last evening 1 visited Colonel Le Blanc's headquarters and found his troops in excellent ?pirits and engaged in desultory skirmishing #11 along the line. Coloael Badger has re tnoved his foroes outside of the town of St llartinsville, has his field pieces in position ftnd replies promptly to every sally upon him. THE ARTILLERY AT WORK. i Nine rounds were fired from artillery daring ftialf an hour of your correspondent's stay at headquarters. Le Blanc's men are well supplied with provisions by the neighboring farmers, who, Unsolicited, bring in their tithes to the re gisters. Since the last rains the road to Stoyville and Bayou Vermillion have been literally out up by rAOORS EXOAOKD B* BRINGING IN OONTRIRT7 TIOKS. - lour correspondent recognised men from ftvery town in Attakapas in Le Blanc's tanks. They are all cheerful and confident I met fhiee smarms prom the police por<J1 Returning to the oity. I have been told sinoe lay arrival that nine deserters passed through J?ew Iberia to-day. The fighting seems'to be conducted by Colo nel Le Blano more with a view of resistance fto the Kellogg government than to the shed ding of blood. It is evident he can capture pho town whenever he pleases, and will do se. WO CASUALTIES ARE REPORTED On either side up to twelve P. M The citi zens are ready at all points waiting a requisi tion for their servioee. New Iberia, La., May 8?Noon. Colonel Le Blano has his headquarters on toypress Island, three miles north of St Mar* fcinsville, near tha residence of Valsine Four Aeh. The island is surrounded by Bayou Vovts and Porta marsh, both impassable to (bms ot horse, and can be approaohed only by three narrow bridges, which a handful of men pm defend against regiments. """"" ? -1? THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. Map Showing the Localities of the Conflicts Between the Kellogg and McESnery Parties. G??ifop ikwttwc tetaSn r * . virCWv,*iw^ ?\\V V ' *rr (M7?T*owi &<* Ccar' ^c.nANn rrrc; StJoae s* * i?& <m?v IfcllwlSS ZaaUoiiC ? >J SR |>? 'A- ? $V4aTj ?^T'?2C?rS?l > Bl catn</i #?..?? pi (*& Pi Wrj?^ ^'Viilii * w? ?5P3'r?ffWn?^Ly-,"LAj,i >&?>*?$#' ?%&ZWA -?IL- ?? r&H yg't n" > &UIU ** ' Jmf^SSt^A I *l9^'I ' .lo/iol* wKfc&il v^iir rafjib '.v* V\. ??.rfmr- '-j * Mf t/i Ittw ?* . jjJMA*n* ilt'JUU<' 1 Tjrrtnfl W$?3 r ?Wi 'ASM TVf? 0 t itOJ sejfatfi Mil. Um 1 tOlL <7$^ / tT-rf tinseljifro Jk? ?l(t ~^ji, icssh^ ~~ f* V /Tl i gAN oroft ? 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The artillerists fired a few rounds to check the impetuous Creoles, then limbered up and made meteoric speed to the town, pur sued by the latter until checked by the Metro politans. YEWS OF VEDUUL XIEXNEOBCEMSNTS. Shortly after a courier approached Colonel Le Blanc with a message from the captain of one of the bayou steamers, stating that the agent of the line at New Iberia had received orders to provide transportation for 100 United States troops, and that he had refused to sup ply the order, as the line had been withdrawn. A LEVELHEADED besibteb. The Colonel replied "The agent is wrong. Be must obey the order and supply the transportation. We are only in conflict with the Kellogg usurpation." A LADY WOtJSDKD. While repulsing the attack made yesterday upon the field pieee a ball from a Metropolitan rifle severely wounded a young lady in the neck. The ladies and children in the vicinity have not generally left their residences. I saw boys ploughing in the fields withing range of the Metropolitan field piece. It is reported that the Metropolitans will retreat this evening. ABBBST OV A MATOB. The Mayor of Si Martinsville was arrested yesterdaj by Colonel Badger on a charge of "high treason." No firing of consequence is reported this morning. More PcsmM Reports from the Promt. * New Orleans, May 8?6 P. M. So far everything remains quiet. The last despatches from St Martinsville state that the oitizens, 200 strong, are still in arms and camped about two miles from town. Only two of the Metropolitans have been wounded altogether and none killed. On the citizens' side one man was wounded. It is thought there will be NO KOBE nOHTINO. Judge Train held Court yesterday. No lawyers were present but Judge Seymour, the rest being in the citizens' cause. The town is deserted, all the stores are closed and only two or three men have been seen about the streets. The women and children remain, but otherwise THE TOWN M VZBTCALLY UNINHABITED. Colonel Badger has full possession, and the account of their families and properly. Colonel Badger says he does not mean to go out of his way to fight, but simply to obey orders aud install the officers of Kellogg. He has done this. ALL QT'tET ALONG THE LINES. No demonstration was made yesterday by Colonel Badger to draw the enemy out and see their strength. He does not seem inclined to push matters, and the citizens are almost sure not to attack tho town. The troops are still retained at Brashear for want of transpor tation. Everything is ominously quiet in this city. All (fcwlct ml New Iberl*. New Orleans, May 8?10 P. M. The latest despatches from New Iberia at half-past seven P. M. state that the contend ing forces at St Martinsville are encamped within two miles of each other, with a level prairie between, and content themselves with watohing each other's movements through field glasses. Most of Le Blanc's forces are well mounted. Badger's are nearly all on foot. Le Blanc is not disposed to be aggresssive, but could easily cut off the Metropolitans' retreat it he desired to. The pickets of both parties extend about half a mile in advance. THE FIOHT OF MONDAY resulted in no other casualties tbnn the wounding of a Miss Aimfe, who resided in a house within range of the firing. Only two persons as yet have been wounded, Officer Bruat seriously, Officer Babylon severely, and one of Colonel Le Blanc's men slightly. Badger says he will make no more sorties, but will await an attack, of which there is no prospect at present Mayor Eugene Duchamps is held in custody by the Sheriff on a charge of treason, and all bonds are refused. KOBE TROUBLE TO-MORROW. Forty-five policemen are reported en ro'dt for New Iberia, overland, and an attempt to stop them will probably be made to-morrow. Badger thinks himself perfectly capable of making a safe retreat, should it become neoessary. THE TROOPS AT BRASHEAR had made arrangements for transportation to 8t Martinsville by the steamboat Iberia, but while rounding to at the wharf about eight o'clock to-night she was signalled and turned up stream again, leaving the reinforcements without transportation to the seat of war. The mounted troop of forty-five men which went up to Brashear this morning fared better. It crossed the bay safely and started op overland about seven o'clock P. M. THE noon PREPARED FOB B1IZROENC1E3. The United States troops now on duty in this city are encamped in the squares, under orders to be in instant readiness for any emergency or disturbance that may occur. ARREST OF CHARLES B. BAINKT.

Charles R. Bainey, who is accused of having fired the pistol at the Governor, was arrested to-day, and when ar raigned before the First District Court gave bail to answer the charge to the of >5.000. He seemed quite cool and collected while the examination was in progress, and, though there was no bravado in hie demeanor, it wan easy to see that he did uot consider himself a very great crim inal. THREATS OF ASSASSINATION. But though Governor Kellogg is at the present writing alive and almost unbanned, he is evidently in great personal danger. I have myself heard bets freely offered in bar-rooms that the Governor would be a dead man before Satur day night His friends are, however, taking every precaution to guard him from danger. Not only are these threats uttered against the life of Governor Kellogg, but hints of assassination ore given in the case of other leaden in the party. No less than twelve prominent citizens have been pointed out as marked mcB, and if the present state of affairs does not speedily cease mnrder will undoubtedly result there from. AFFAIRS IN FRANKLIN. Franklin, La., May 8, 1873. Forty-throe mounted policemen left Brashesr City to-night If they push on they will prob ably reach here by tffo o'clock. A MEETING OF CITIZENS is now progressing at Evans' Hall, the result of wliich will be known on the arrival of the Metropolitans. The negToes seem quiet They consider it a contest between the whites, in which they have no right to interfere so long as their rights are not invaded. OOOD ADVICE TO TBI COT/)RED MEN. J. J. Moore, a colored Representative from St Marys in the Legislature 'of 1870, ad vises his eolored friends to remain at their homes. THE riBST MAIL arrived to-night Sinoe Tuesday we have bad no information from outside except by tele graph and courier. LATEST FROM HEW ORLEANS. New Orleans, May 8, 1873. Senator West telegraphed the following to Governor Kellogg to-day from Washington : ? If you aro threatened with violence, com binations too powerful to be overcome by your State force, and you think it nccessary to require the forces of the United States, make a requisition on the Provident in accord ance with the constitution of the United States, simply stating the fact and that your Legisla ture cannot be convened, and I know that every means will be placed at your disposal to fully maintain your authority. (Orders have been scut this morning reinforcing General Fmory. ORDER* TO GENERAL EMORY. A Republican estm says (General Emory has received the following despatch, and will act upon the instructions without delay:? Washington, D. C., May 8, 1873. General W. FL Emory, commanding depart ment New Orleans, La.: ? If in your judgment more troops are needed in Louisiana make your call clear and specific and we will endeavor to supply them. W. General. TROOPS ALREADY KM ROUTE. The troops at Jackson, Miss., nnd other points have received marching orders nnder the above instructions. A special despatch from Jackson says:?"The entire garrison leave here for Louisiana to-night." THE SITUATION IN WASHINGTON. A Consultation at Army Headquarters? Fright of the Kellogg Men?A Bogus Despatch from Sherman?Troops To Be Concentrated at New Orleans. Washington, May 8, 1873. After watting until a late hour last night for additional news from Governor Kellogg concern ing the Increasing complications Senator West concluded that there was nothing demanding very serious attention. This morning, however, he received a very long despatch from Kellogg, detailing the events of last night, and stating that Railey, who had been appointed by Governor McEnery a Uz collector, attempted to take his life. Be gave an account or the troubles in the insurrectionary district, as well as the violent acts of the mob in New Orleans, lie said the leaders were a bad class of men, who had been stirred up to these acts, and seemed bent on pillage. THE SACKING OK THE OUN SHOPS and the riotous assemblage were spoken of as en dangering the peace of the city to such an extent that the Mayor and a number of the municipal offi cials bad called upon him to say that they feared the acts of lawlessness would not be confined to shops containing implements of war, bat might at any time be directed against the banks and jewelry stores of the city. In this emergency, while the best of the Metropolitan police rorce was absent, and those an duty in the city were compelled to guard their own quarters to prevent their being forcibly taken by the rioters, he had deemed it prudent to acquaint the President with these facts and to ask for the aid of the United States troops in maintaining the peace and good order of the State against domestic violence. senator West at once called on Attorney Gen eral Williams and read to htm Governor Kellogg s despatch, and asked If he bad seen the despatch to the President. rowwow AT SnmiHAH'B HEADQUARTERS. In company they went to General Sherman's headquarters, where Keilogg's despatch had been received. It substantially recited what be had sunt to Senator West, although In a moro formal manner he explained that for want of transporta tion he conid net send troops within fifty miles of the scene of trouble, and appealed to the Presi dent under the fourth article of the Constitution lor protection, as follows The United States shall guarantee to every State In this Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of tbom against invasion, and on application of ihe legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be con* vened), against domestic violence. The appeal of Kellogg was the subject of a balf hour's consideration, and it was finally decided to send a copy by telegraph to the President, then en routt for Washington, with Instructions to tele graph it from point to point until it reached him. Meanwhile, Acting Secretary Robeson reached the War Department and joined In the deliberation. Secretary Kobcdon and the Attorney General con tinued to discuss the best measares and means for efficient action, and, as it was not certain WHEF THE rRESIDENT WOULD BE HEARD FROM, it was thought advisable to take at least tbe pre paratory step. The necessity for aid appeared im mediate, before in fact the Governor of Loui siana could can the Legislature together, but as the troops cou.a sot be used without the President's approval deneral Emory could only be advised of whit to expect. General Sherman thereupon telegraphed to the effect that If, In his Judgment, more troops were necessary to carry oat the Instructions under which he might be caHed to act they would be rurnlshed promptly on his requisition. As he had authority over those la his own department it would be well to order every company that could be spared, or parts of companies where the localities they were stationed in seemed to require the presence or troops, to rendezvous at once in New Orleans. This ended the powwow and the officials returned to their re spective departments. DESPATCH FROM EELLOGG. About three o'clock the Attorney General re* celved the following despatch:? Nbw Orleans, May 8,1813. To Hon. Geo. H. Williams, Attorney General:? The following despatch appears la the morning Picayune:? Washington, May 7, 1873. Te W. p. Krllooo, Governor of Louisiana:? The President directs me to say that be depre cates an aggressive policy, and that the United states authorities are not to be used except in aa emergency. The officer in command of the de partment in which Louisiana la included has been sent full instructions in regard to the course tho President desires him to pursue. You will there fore take no action which would require the sano tlon of the President without orders from head quarters. W. T. SHERMAN, General. I have received no such despatch, and 1 presume it is fabricated. 1 hope no reliance will be placed npon the despatches sent irom here. I am not dis posed to be aggressive, but 1 am trying to protect: our people and preserve the peace. I try to act with discretion In this most delicate position, and my anxiety to in no wise, unnecessarily, involve the administration causes seme of our people to think me too moderate. W. P. KELLOGG. MARSHAL PACKARD ALARMED. The United States Marshal, S. B. Packard, also sent a despatch giving the substance of the forged despatch and adding:? The despatch creates great alarm and consterna* tion, but it Is believed to be a begus despatch. Please inform me if any such despatch has been sent. TUE ATTORNEY GENERAL A8T0NI3HED. Both these despatches reached the Attorney General about the same time. His astonishment cannot be Imagined. Scarcely an hour had passed since tho long conference had ended, when Gen eral Sherman had said in bis characteristic way that if our troops must fee used the sooner the better. It would bo cheaper to the government and less disastrous to the people of Louisiana to put down promptly, vigorously and finally the defi ant spirit oi the poopie there than to dally with them until It might require ball the army to picket the State. He be lieved in acting quickly. The experience ol the rebellion had vindicated that policy. No won der Attorney General Williams appeared surprised. The letter was so plausible and yet so utterly at variance with sherman's despatch to General Emory that he could not account for it. After reading It several times he hastily endorsed on the back of It, "Is this true?'' and sent a messenger with It post haste to General Sherman's house. WEST AND STPHER EXCITED. The sable-winged Mercury had not left the build lng when Senator West, accompanied by Congress man Sypher, of New Orleans, entered the Attorney General's office. Both appeared tinder the Influ ence of excitement, Indignation or something betraying uneasiness of feeling, and, taking seats near the Judge's desk, anxiously asked If he had received anything frem Kellogg. Sherman's despatch was spoken of, and the two discussed and cussed tho situation, the Attorney General maintaining all the time a pacific mood, but would occasionally develop his latent sentiments. Sypher, who has Just reached Washington from New Orleans^ spoke of tho bravery of General Badger and the Metropolitan* under him; how excellently they were armed with Winchester rifles and were the picked Hen of the foroe. Be thought the reports from St. Martinsville were greatly exaggerated, and de spaired of ever educating the Northern people to a true knowledge of the condition of affairs in his State. TBI COURSE PURSUED BT GOVERNOR KELLOGO was criticised, but the Attorney General thought his position one of the most trying up to tho present time. It was easy enough to say what might have been done In the beginning. If; when Jeff Davis and his associates In tho Seuato were marching out of the Capitol flaunting their seces sion resolutions. President Buchanan had ordered their arrest, the whole North would have cried opt, "Tyranny 1 tyranny I" Tho problem wag almost as difficult now. Governor Kellogg had to deal with a class who had been educated In tho belief that he wss an usurper, an idea preva lent to a great extent in tho North, and the old secession cry was to some extent revived, "Let us alone i" The pillaging of stores In New Orleans, the danger from mob vio lence and the consequences of disorganised society were freely discussed tn their relation to the situa tion in Louisiana. What would the President do? was tho conundrum puzzling West and Sypher. The Attorney General could not answer that defi nitely then, but he believed he would order vigor ous and decisive measures to maintain the Kellogg government, capture the armed forces, and deal firmly with the law-breakers. TBI SBSSMAN DESPATCH A POMERT. At this juncture the messenger returned from General Sherman with a note to the effect that no such desps'cti am he referred to had gone from him, and the only despatch seat General Emory this week was seen by Judge WUllama at tho meeting this morning. That established the fact that Gen eral Sherman pronounced the letter a forgery, and the following telegram was immediately sent:? RACKSON! VOB KELLOGO. To w. P. Krllooo, New Orleans, La. :? General Sherman informs mo that the despatch purporting to be signed by him is a forgery. Be for as I know, you have the hearty sympathy of th# administration In your efforts to suppress lawless* ness and violence. GEO. H. WILLIAMS, Attorney General. TUB TROOrS IN LOUISIANA. The principal portion of General Emory's com mand Is already In Louisiana. Plve companies ol the Sixteenth infontry In Mississippi will proceed at onoe to New Orleans, and for tho halanoa of his reinforcements Major General McDowell, command ing the Military Division of the South, will he in structed to attend. From those fully acquainted with the situation, it is ascertained that the Presi dent will undoubtedly set quickly. The moving of troops towsrd the Crescent City will ill up tae gap in war news until the MeUocs are again attacked in their stronghold, TUB VAIDBBBILT UHIVBMITY. Nashville, Tenn., May S, lilfc The Board of Trustees of the Vanderbllt I'nivMfc slty Is in session here, and will determine this woog whether to locate the building la Naalrnl* Md?Said.

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