Little Rock Arkansas Gazette Extra, April 7, 1868

Little Rock Arkansas Gazette Extra

April 07, 1868

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Little Rock Arkansas Gazette Extra (Newspaper) - April 7, 1868, Little Rock, Arkansas WHOLE.: HO. 2,57o, AT $3 PER ANNUM,. IN ADVANCE. ^íate ©E^ítt of an affidavit. forwarded here, where 1' '¡JBUSriKD EVERY— WEEKLY- ^ more Í-: 00;) ï-nwnths. D.VÍIA"—îio low time. One square (I Eich additional ¿TANDIS 1 gquarCi ' i -eiJttiMs., sÍl'bscbu'tkijí": 3 per »unum ; ('o cfub- of ¿wo or 00 for six mouths ; ir 25- for' three per ja'niiura : SI p-'r month for any ADVERTISEMENTS : • iiicli) or lens, one insertion, $2.00, insertion $l."0. J AIÍVKKT13KJIKNT3, W KB Kl, Y. ADVERTISEMENTS : • iiicli) or lens, one insertion, $2.00, insertion $l."0. 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Advertisements f 2 p. in., onl Monda; Notice* of marri lines, will be pabl tributes of respect LBG^ N'o certificate of or other legal .idfe fees are paid, or asj '"iV money for lädnerlL-icmmis considered due after first hixtirlioÀ. Foreign..advertisements must be paid f.>r in ad ranee,or must comp through our authorized agents. These terms will a'it be deviated from, and no correspondence will receive attention which does not comoly with them. i . AjGBNTS. The following naijnedjpcrsons are our only author agea or .deaths not oxceeiiinR five islied gratia—obituary notices ami wiiline charged as advertisements L ADVKKTlSEMKNTS. publication of any order of -court, tisemeut, will tie ra de until t e >umud by some responsible person ¡zed agents to receiv scriptions ai id adve; cd,viz : S. H.Parvm. lfiR Yi H. \l. Pettingiii & C a anid receipt for moneys for sub tiseinents, in the cities mention i 10 street, Cincinnati. • ........ , ;b., 3CT Park Kow, New York. Sheffield & Ea'ou, ciar. Kine and Second st., St. Louis. E.'C. Wh- rtion & Co]-, Lock !->ox 599. New Orleans. l,CYy k Miller, 2-;2 Front st., Memphis. ion piustiso 'Of every description, executed in' tho very best /style,at fair:prices,fand. on short notice. ,-atisfac-tion guaranteed. 1 ! asrSubscribera who Tec ivethcirpapers enveloped in green waurrafc, wiU lake nofice that their •«iibscriptionB! have expired. Their papers will be discontinued unless agijun ordered iu comj.liaiice with our terms. HIGH COURTS While the radie THE STYLE OF THE DAY. il ruiuip at one enti of the line has shorn the supremo ".court of its powers in o life and liberty -,f the citi-<?n at the other end: are en-courts of their own, wherein casea involving lb zen, their henchtn deavoring to erect the citizen may b punished for the grnvo of-ftnee of maUing'tlio truth known and exposing ths villainy |of recognized scoundrels. We have information jfrom i reliable sourco, of the coolest transaction in ¡the way of a most unwarran-table assumption j)f power, that has ever come toournotice! It'¡happened in our neigliboring cify of Pine ¡Bluff jon the 2Gth ult. On Thursday jnornsug last, the Pine Bluff indicator was issued, • and it contained some very grave charges of fraud against the regis-in some very severs strictures t and characters. - The polls y previous and the election 1. Nevertheless, Capt. J. G. trarsand indulged upon their 'conduc were closed the da had been conclude Ryan, the editor, and Mr. W. A. Lee, the pub lisher of theipaper bsfore the board o were summoned to appear f registrars. Having .enter ed their appearance before the august tribunal consisting of John they were qliarged tion and inciting d A. Williams and II. B. Allis. with'obstructing reconstruc-isturbauces of the peace by incendiary publications. Col. 0. A. Bradshaw volunteered his ser ties in arrest, and fices S3 attorney fçr the paras euch desired to know by what authority they were held „in arrest. He was informed by the hish oourt. of registrars inder; power given them as depu'y sheriffs or oonstables by military orders. The demand ¡was tlien made that the accused be turned over taeithjjr the civil or military au-The self-important c.ourt de-cliood to surrender its prisoners, and declared it would procecd with itho trial. About this lime the third registrar,, a Mr. Clayton, made liis appearance, iind ibeing made acquainted with the proceedings announced that he would lalieno part in then. The court .aforesaid being asked how it vroultt enforcs its judgments or hold its prisoneis, responded that it would direct the sheriff pf tjau countyto execute its orders. At this japc:ure tDe counse uunounc-td.lhat he would dic'ina conducting any furth er proceedings befc informed the pris aaless they propo from the said Will re the new-style court ond uers that they cçuld leave, sod to submit to an arrest iams and Allis as private in- divi luals. Tho coanse: took hi? departure and he was followed by courtaud the jud own preeeptß, as tl Were we not fall should be inclined the prisoners, the sheriff de clining to obey afty orders of the'regis'rar's es failing to execute their ay said they would do. in on such strange times we ;o laujih over ihe brazen assurance of this m<|st extraordinary higl^court of registrars, but|as we are now situated, the matter is too serio|u^ for merriment. Both of these self-constituted jddges have senso enough to understand wit|i what authority they were vested, butlbackeil-up by bayonets they pro posed to ven'ure ljieyond their powers. If all Ihe scoundrelly registrars in tho stato are lo organile courts to arirest jand try individuals for j can be ptit to a. propei use. The citizens of J.ohu- j son county have acted promptly in this miviter, and lhost,* in other localities should follow their example ut. once. Go before u justice of the peace or l:he county clerk and nave ihu affidavit mads out und seut io the chairman of the dcciocralic county committee, to be forwarded tc Col. F. A. Terry of this city. Du not put off this matter for a single day, but it you care tnything for the faie of your state, iit-icnd to it immediately. 4 A PROPER TRIBUTE AND A FRANK CONFESSION. Had it tot been for the resolute energy, indomitable ooufigo aud unswerving loyalty ot (ho freedmen, ihe constitution woul.i bave been defeated. Ah it was, hundreds of these humble but courteous colored uien walked and rode miles to where they could vote ireely euu fairly.—Republican. It is no more «ban proper that the thanks tor the greater part of the votes the consiiitition received, should be returned to the ne«rocs. Wo doubt.very much if there were exceeding three thousand men in ihe state, wtio are dc-t-cended from white »uppbtorti) that wire so lost io ali pi .de ni ia.;e un ì eeuhe ot seif-respeui as to vole wmie distianchisenieni and negro dun.imnion. Twen.y-iiiree ihousaiid igno rant negroeri are the great bulk of the rudicnl party of Arkansas, und if (he vile inairumeni, he work ot t;he laie c>-n-(itution were f'.rc>'d upon thv statia, these same negroes would have oompleto ooiitrol of iho government. The onsLnution has heeu largely drf^atrd on a fair votf.and an invevticatiun into the conduct of many of the registrars will reveal (lie most unblushing frauds ou their part which have ever baen att-mptrd any where. Vans have been suppressed, ballots ch.uigod and bai lot boxes loaned out to radical overnight to be changed in their contents so as to doicat the will of the wÉite citizens of the state. ' The centrai: radical organ is.entitled to credit for making an honest coufessinn when it says that negsot-B were gai bored in from a grcai distan ce to vote. Radical candidates ior coun ty orhoea brought them to this city in droves frem the various townships, by means of threats and bribes prompting them to vote here one or more tiimea after they hud voted where registered. That-they they did vote '•freely1' tho returns off this city prove beyond a, doubt. They did voto freely, and ofien enough lo pile lip in this eoiinty a majority greaier than the result of *the| first registrntion. The triumph in polling a large vote unquestionably belongs to the negroes; and it remains to be seen if radicalism Willi acknowledge its indebtedness to ifs black army, by dividing among it what spoils they m;iy hereafter, with the keen scent •ti buzzards, discover to their hands. tilings would never occur. Were ibe people of Arkansas free citizens of the republic, enjoying the rights and privileges sought to be guaranteed to nil under the national constitution, if civil iaw wevre recognized and ¡the fundamental law trained by the people helil sacred, then we would not. be compelled to witness with TEJLEGiiAFMiC. "Washington, March 30. Secretary Stanton hus issuea in the form ot a general order the act uf congress amendatory to the act passed March 21st, ii5U7, to provide hLmiiiaiion the overthrow of our latatoi govern- I lor the more efficient government ol the rebel nieut. aud the setting up of the tjule of a low f states. It, is accoiupunicd by a note by th conspirators of bad character backed by a || department of state saying the loregoing act. horde of iguorant biapk dupes. The instrument under which they claim to bo a legislature, has i been rejected by the people by a largo/majority. But even were this not I the case, it .cannot by the terms of the rcconstruc- ||having been presented to the president lor his approval and not having been returned here nithin time constitutionally prescribed that it had become a law without his approval. General Haucook has returned to this city and will to-morrow issue a general ordei tion acts be lield to be the organic law of the I assuming hia new command, lie was with the state until/it is approved of by oongress and a president some time this morniDg.. alf iiozeu other enumerated contingencies sha.l I The second committee ol contorenco on dis-have occurred tavorably. So intentj, however, I agreeing to the amendments to the bill to ex is the cabal upou elevaiing themselves to plices I ernpt certain manufactures lrom duty have where they will be at liberty to plunder; the "greed upon a report which it ia thought will people, th:it it no more regards the reconstruc-j 00 adopted by the two'houses. They alter the iiun acts than did the piebald convention w!hen wniaky sections so as to inflict imprisonment it ortiaiued a franchise article which disfijan- and ' fine upon all distillers, goverument ofh-cms^s every white man in the state who enter- j Cera and others counected with frauds and forfeit luins ior himself too much respect to tak^ a I their uxstilleries iu euoh casea. The other pun-most intanious tost oath. - The characters of I isnments are stricken out. Ono of the commit-tne individuals who head this combination, | teo Bays the government contractors lor nia-wuuld break dowu any movement in a decent j chinery, &c., have not been benefited by the community. But of that' feature we shall have I change in the bill. Mr. Ferry, of Michigan, of more tu say hereafter. : the committee, advocated an ameuument that .The entire matter of the election upon the unmanufactured lumber be exempt from lax on rauficaiioA of the consiitutiou, is conflued by I sales, und Mr. Brooks urged in behali ot the tfie reconstruction acts to the general command-; consumers that fluur should also be thus cx-ing. A ll returns are made to him, anu it rests } etspted, tho report eo provided and these ari wish him alone to determine the legality of cies will therefore remain free as under the -aid election aud anuounce the result. Before i- he has had an opportunity,howcver,to pass lipon result, j this the right to ¡(-designated SUGGESTIVE OF RASCALITY. While the tjntire white population of the stale were anxious to hear the precise result of ihe election, it is! strange that the radical orgxn in this cfty nevijr published any election rriurns i\"e know that the votes of many c-unties were accessible to that paper long ¡before they becamo known to the public, yet it never x ijnce published them. Two weeks after the commencement of the election had elapsed, before any vote was published in that organ—cot even those in the various pre cincts in this ;county—and then only a 3jst of majorities wen; given, and many of them unreliable, if not trjanufaciured to suit tho circumstances. ■ 1 i f It has been ! the aim of this revolutionary league to keep; all inform-ttion from the public, in order thatjtbe majorities might be better ■«Welled to insure the-sueccs ol that most obnoxious instrument by which the control o:f the state is to be turned over to unlettered Africans and bad whites. ELECTION IN PULASKI. , On Monday,;SOih ult.. Eagle township, in this ciunty. voio l,iand ihe election in the state wa-concludel. \\[e have ioformnti'in that several illegal votes Were polled there, in one case a negro boy aboiit nineteen years of age, who had previou-lji voied on his crriific-ne of1 registration in Ashley, s^ore that h« hid lost his certificate, and! voted again. There were a large number of ne^i-o:'S preseot-from adjoining townships. but as tji ! poll* wero we.I watched they were not vo:o 4 Th^ result of the voting sn the ciunty is hs fuiiows : Township. t'or\c<m*tilu'ion. Against Cma'.Uu'ion. Ashley ; 577 M-imeilo i Owen | F'Urche i 1 Grty | 18 Bayou Metoj 1 Mineral V 2 Cypress V Eastman ; 193 Campbell i 4SO PUnt. ; 1 Pyeitte i -12 Big Rack: Badgctt preen' f-f Defiance truck' house • | 828 St até house 2^54 City hall i 693 Etgle ! 82 40 •30 33 71 5fi Co 14 33 50 14 19 25 381 •ill 41 53 0S5 (he leturns and deiermine tho Jacobinical combination assumes announce the result and its Be legislature convenes itself. It remains yet to bo seen if tho military commander wiil allow ' is functions to be thus boldly usurped and himself superseded by a miserable i<aud of plotters. If this pretended legislature is allowed to assemble and install itself as a branch of a legal government, it will be with the countenance and support of Ihe military. The geboral commanding has the power to protect the people in the enjoyment of those privileges whioh are nccorued them by the "provisional" governments under which tbey live: and if ho is not able to do ¿o* the people will protect themselves if he will but authorize them to do it. To allow a political party to set i'sel' up as ihe state government, not only complicates matters, but lias a tendency to bring about anarchy and disturbances growing Qut of conflicts as to puwers; and the law-abiding people ot the state wil: have a right to complain if the military commander does not protect them from usurpation and their government from over-ihrow.—Duly Gazette, 2d.' ANOTHER VARIETY OF FRAUD. Informal inn which we receive from remote ominiies, indicates thai tlie registrars in <he interest of the radical party have not confioed themselves exclusively to any one plan of f aud, but on the contrary tbey have perpetraied every varioty. In Johnson county it is claimed that the regisiraiiou is unfair ; and we have heretofore published affidavits showing how the registrars allowed the ballot-bbx to be opened and one kind of ickets substituted for another. A letter received from Fulton couniy furnishes us infirm ition how frauds were perpe.trated thbre in a somewhat-different way. The population of Fulion couniy iu I860, was 3,970 whiles and 88 blacks. Estimating one in seven of the white population to I be voiers. th"re should be—considering the mortality and increase of population up to this time to be >-qual—502 white voters in the county. The first, registration returns show only I 207 white voters, and nine negroes. ■ Thus itj appears that, by the arbitrary decisions ofj the board of registrars nearly fifty per cent, ofj whites were d.s ronchised. Having reduotd the white vo'e in this manner, the registrars proceed still further in their partizrn work in|i | or from an improper purpose. Butler referred manner thus recounted by a citizen of thf. " ^e impeachment of Lord. Derby, a localitv- 1 i said, which went a great way towards establish "Out of 500 good, aruc and law-abiding con- ¡?g the principle that, no minister could shelter servative men, on'y seventy-eight were allowed Mmself behind the throne by pleading obedience to vote. Many were not allowed to rogistjr 1 orders of his sovereign, because they had in times long past been road overseers. Scores who did register were erased present law. Maj. General Thomas, Col. AVm. S. Moore, private secretary of the president, and other witnesses were at the capitol to-uay. The supreme oourt to-day gave its opinion in a uaseirom Massachusetts involving a question of state tax on deposit in asaviuvs bauk. Tho points ore similar to those in the Connecticut decision, viz: that the tux can beimposed on deposits in such institutions no matter in what form in vested. "- House—Mr. Churchili introduced a bill io amend the act o March first, 1792, relative to vacancies in the office ol president or vice-president of the United States, requiring a new election in case o! an interval of eighteen months betweeuuhe double vacancy and the ordinary termination of (lie presidential seat. Referred to judiciary committee. Mr. Haight presented a joint resolution as to withdrawing the conseni of the sluto of New Jersey to the proposed amendment to the con-Bii ution ol the Uuited Stales. The document was being read when. Mr. "Wasljburnc.ot Illinois, moved tbe adoption of the following resolution which was carried by 80(5)17: Resolved, That the resolution ol the legisla ture ol New Jersey purporting io wiibdruw ihe assent ol said slate to the consiiiuiional amendment, known as the fourteenth article, be returned by the. speaker ol the bouse io iho gentleman who pre&emcd it, for (he reason that the so roe is disri-speptful t<. the house. The secondeluu-e.iis cbnraote<- and its title only, shall he referred to in the journal and in the Conyrtssional Globe. Senate—Resolved itself into a high court, of impeachment at 1^:25 Mr. Butler rose and made his opening speech. lie «poke at ¿rrat length, presentiug to the senate several propositions of tact and law upon which tho house of representatives would endeavor to sustain the cause of the people against the president. The speaker reviewed tbe impeachment trials of other countries, in ordor to show, ia the light of tijoso precedents, what really constituted an impeachable offence. lie d> fined an impeachable high crime or misdemeanor to be, in its nature or consequences, subversive of some fundamental or essential principle of government, or highly prejudicial to ihe public inter-eat, and this might consist of a violation of the constituiion—of law—of an official oath—or of duty by an act committed or omitted—or without violating"» positive law by the abuse of discretionary powers from improper motives tiuns of execuuvi* jower. I »peak, thereu-re, nut the Htiguage of exaggeration but tbe woids of truth aud soberness n. saying thai the future political welfare and liberiy of all men hang (reiutilitg on the .iectsion ot die hour." Mr. Bingham, ot the managers, rose and sniu : "Mr. Presided, the managers, on the part of tne house, are re»dy to proceed with testimony to make £©ua thv articles uf iuipe>iohu»ent exhibited by the house ot representatives agauisi the president rf ihe United States, and my associate, Mr. Wilson, will present the testimony " Mr. Wilson said: "1 vtisb to state, in behalf of tho managers, that notwithstanding the bearing oi tho ¡documonts. which wo deem important to be presented in evidenco, is set oui m the exhibits ¡accompanying the auswers, and also in soma of tho answers, WO arc still of ihe opinion it is proper lor us to introduce the documeuis originally presented^ by way of guarding against any mistakes tbftt might arise trotn ltnpeviect copies set out in tho answers.'' Mr. Wilson then offered, in the absence ol certified copies, tho oath of office of President Johnson, of the appoiutment ot Secretary Stanton by Pres. Lmcoin, aud oi theraiifieutiou of said nomination ; of President Johu-son'a communication to the senate assigning, reasons for tbe suspension ti the secretary of War; alter which, the court adjourned till o'clock to-morrow,«and the chief justice vacate . the chair. The president pro icm. called the senate to order. The report oi commlueeol conference on a bill to relieve cerium manufactures from infernal tax, was taken up and, after considerable debate, agreed to. Whereupon, the senate adjourned. Wasuihgton, March 81. Senate—After a few petitions was presented, the chair was taken by the chief justice,aud the impeachment managers and members of the the question should be submitted to the Senate, aud appealed from the decision of the chair. The chief juit ice said ii wus hia duty by-ihe rules. Mr. Drake said thero wa3 nothing iu the.rules to give ihe chief- justice that right. .Mr. John-on called Mr. Drake to order on the ground that he could not debate the question. The cuief justice aroso and said that he, as ohief justice of the United States, was delegated by the constitution to preside over the conn of impeachment when the president of the United Sutes w«s to be tried, and; wbilo" presiding here be became president of iho senate skiing as a higu court ot impeachment, and when a point of evidence, of form, or of law came before the court in the first instance, the chief jus:ico was tho proper person to decide it, and ihen the senate, on its being submit ted to thom. At the suggestion of a member Mr. Bailer proceeded to quote from various eases ol impeachment to show that the presiding officer ol ihe impeachment court has no .right to decidi» questions of law or evidence. Mr. Butler said the managers of the house would be bound hand and foot by this decision, and would be unable to getin except by the courtesy of the membera of the senate. The chief justice tiaen stated that the point raised was for tho decision of tho Benato. After much discussion the ayes and nays were taken on a.motion to retire for consultation, resulting in a tia vote, when ¡he chief justice voted in the tflfii inative and tho senate retired at ten minutes to 3 p. m. At twenty minutes pas;i six the senate returned. Tbe chiel justice having called the body to order, said: "The senate has had under consideration the question discussed before it retired, and lias direoted me to report the followingrule Rule 7. ;The presiding officer of tho,senate shall direct) all necessary preparations in the senate chamber, and shall direct all forms ot managers of tho house, ns a committee ot tha whole, and tho prcsidont'a counsel, having taken their usual plaoes, thei court of impeachmeni house took their places. The president's coun- proceedings, when sitting for tho purpose of ' trying impeachment, and all forms during trial not otherwise specially provided for. Tae making known their villainy, table citizen; is nr.t property. Supera: trarily arresting c tempting lo inuzzle self-erected bourt laid on their naked From all accounts that Arkansas radi opinion of its powe fantastic figures hold it. Ai regist which was never fc a decent respec-safe in his life, . liWty or Ided to the offence of arbi-itizeos is the outrage of at theipress, and for tbat this jas i merited scourges well hides from trenchant pens, we are inclined to believe calism has a very exalted rs and is disposed to cut very iiiIq it has bayonets to up-rar'a cour^ is a trihunal eard of before and is rather ¡4937 Majority forcoimitmi-in. 3952. It is a notorious tact that there arc not ne many negroes in Puliski o mnty now >is when tho first registration of voters wis had At that time ilicrci were 2,402 uegr'o voters reported, l,49i whites, a total of 3.'835. Tho white voto is small, find admitting that there »were some who vote! on cerufi '-ates issued in other counties, yet it is unacciuntable savo on the hypothesis of' gross frauds, how the radical majority has lip.iin. made to exceed the entire nurob'-r of voters first regist-red. an improvement pn military commissions organized to convicti citizens. Williams and Al-lia, the first judges of the high cou^t of regis-irars ! Surely hfstoryiwill embalm their names in its pagesias tw; SEND 1 We are abuodan vote, the proposed cd by a majority o information which rious parts of the precoticerfci} plan was laid and wort pretoious individuals. ¡1ST HE PROOF, ly satisfied that, on a fair constitution has been defeat-f about fen thousand. The we lhave received from va-stnte reveals the fact, that a toj carry tho constitution ed but in many counties. propose* to cqiiivene •'S the legisti,itUFO of of Arkansas, is not Î I Frauds of the grosicBti nature have been perpetrated witlija view pie. Thè radicals all their villainies - The only! officiai suit oi the cloction commanding. Al the réturnsimade 1 tution defeated, to defeat the will of the peo-cliiüm the 6tat© ; but with bey have been defeated. information : as to the re-roust eoroo from tho getìeral hough it is probable tbat o.bim will show tho consti-t is - a duly wo owo to the friends of good fjovcrnment overywhero and ourselves, to put.{in record tho vile means which have been rjbsortod to in the vain hope of ialsifying an expression of opinion by the people. Let no conscjrvaitivo, who knows or hears ofaniDstanco of fraud,, give' himself rest until &o lias tho evidenca in tho caso put in the form CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE STATE. The assembVaiie which itselfin this city to-day the reconstructed state gathered lierojn consequence of a belief: thai the proposed constitution has been ratified It meets in f.ilfilliment of a plan determined upon by the radioil le tdors to crect a new government in spite (if ihe people, hoping that, i congress will recognize it as tho legitimate government from thei fact nhat its officers antl suppor<-ers are the adherent« of that b'>dy. As early as tho 11th of 'last month, tho.'Afrit? Era. at Fort Smith stava noiico that- it. had received a letter from the radical triumvirate, notifying' -candidates for the senate and house of representatives that it was necessary for thorn to be here on the 2nd of April.- And the Me'tnphia^Posi, tho radical organ in West Tennessee, in referring to tbe election in thia atato saidi; Ko oppositiqn bai.beea made to iho republican ticket for ritate officers, and it is understood that those eleciod will if ihe constitution is not adopted, meet at Little 'Eocfe' and organize a provisional gotrerniaent. The whito adhereots of «his revolutionary leaguo scarcely amount to four thousand hi the stafo. Nevertheless it proposes to do away with tho state government which is uphold by nearly, eisty thousand white *cit:ijsens,' and erect onoiof their own ivhcreia the political power Trili bo Rtoon to twcvity-thrco thousand ignorant, negroes lately emerged from slavery and! the few whites mispruble enough to'swcur tojnaia'ain forever ne!;raequality, social »ndl politic-il. Of courto.tlicrp cxisis and disfranchised, and no notice or intimation given that they were, until'they went to ¡vote, and when the reason whs demanded, none would be given for more than one in tweuty-fiv6, nor did the books show more than one in fifty ' And when the registrars were pressed tor a r^asou for such wholesale and unlawful erasures, ¡they; said: Congress was tho government, and lo spsak against congress, or any of iho laws of congress was disloyal, and they had iho right ,o erase all who spoke disloyal, or they suspected of speakiug disloyal." ' , j ••Every man's name was erased who voted,1 '¡io convention' last November. Men who h'ave been citizens three, four, five and six years, weie not allowed to register because ibey came trotn Missouri. Boys who came with thoir parents from Missouri five and six years ago, and have attained the age of twenty-one years in this state, were not allowed to register because they came from Missouri. Men who nave not been ci'izensof this state six months were allowed to register and vote because they were mongrels. Old men who staid at home during the war and look no part in il, and consequently were not required to take the amnesty Diith, and were so tnld by the officer, hud (heir nnmes era-ed und were disfranchise-! because ihoy did not take the amnesty oath. T.iuiid men were intimidated and coerced to vote; 'for constituiion.' by being told if ihey did noi jiheyj would be lorever disfranchised, iheir property; confiscated, and themselves banished or killedi These are only a part of the infamous wrongs; inflicted on Fnlt»u." It was by this means that the vote in Fulion county was made to foot up 115 for, and 78 against constitution. Theeame plan seems to have been pursued in Carroll county I1 had a white .papula' ion in 18G0. of 9.053 and should have to-day 1,292 white voters X reliable correspondent wlio resides in.ihe county gives the total numher o( registered voters at 960. thus showing that nearly thirty-three per cent, of its citizens have been disfranchised. And hefurther says, that the registrars afterwards struck 252 names from the list; and after this th'e vote stood 194 for, and 51-1 against constitution. Overseers of roads appointed by the county couHb with out the application or oonsent pf the appointee and compelled by law to serve or pay a fine, judges and clerks of election, township school trustees and nit who bad filled similar positions, were .disfranchised in defiance of the express wnrds of the reconstruction act of July last. Thefce facts go to show that fraud in every conceivable manner has been employed to force upon tho people of tho.state a constitution which on a fair vote will Oc rejected by a majority of thousahds, Our.people can never recognize the legality of any government estab lished in thi3 way; • and although aa order-loving citizenB they may submit to it so long as it is' upheld by bayoucto, yet they will hold themselves in readiness to overthrow it atsd cFtf-blish one after a true republican form whenever the conservative people of the north ' shall bid them do so. ' God save tho^state and here an anomlc«3 sialo of affaira, or theso U«tcn '^overthrow of ooasplraio» I He wasanswer- iblo tor tho justice, the honesty, the utility of all measures emanating from the crown as well as for their legality, .and thus the exeoutivo administration was or ought to be subordinate in all great matters of policy to the superintendence or the Jvirtual control; of the two housed of parliament. The speaker, after stating tbe events of February—the removal of Stanton, and tho appointmont of Thomas, and tho interview with General Emory, concluded his argument as follows : ¡"Who "doej not know that from tho hour fhe 1 I president began his usurpations of power he everywhere denounced congress, the legality-arid constitutionality of its action, and defied its legitimate powers; and, for that purpose, announced his intention and carried out his purpose, rb far as he was able, of removing every true man from office who sustained the congress of tho United States, and it is to carry out this plan of action that he cla<n>s the unlimited power of removal, for tho illegal exer cise of which ho stands before you this day. Who does not know .that in pursuance of the «amo plan he used his veto power indiscriminately to prevent iho passage of wholesome |iws, onaoted for the pacification of of ihe coun fry ;. and when the laws were passed by the constitutional mnjority over bis vetoes he made he mo-t det rmined oppositien both open and under cover lo them; and for the purpose of making that opposition effectual ht endeavored io array, and did array, all the people lately n rebellion to set themselves agaiust congress nd against the'true and loyal men, their neighbors.; so that -murder, assassination and mussa ores iwere rife all over the southern slates, which ho encouraged by refusal to consent that ft single murderer be punished,though thousands of g od men have been slain ; and further, that he attempted by military order to prevent tho execution of theacj^» of congress by themilitary commanders, who were charged therewith, and jbis concurrent acts show conclusively that his attempt to get control of iho military fori'o of the government by the seizing of the department of war, was done in pursuance of his general design, if it were possible, to overthrow the congress of the United States; and he now claims to control by his own will, for the execution of this very design, every officer of the army and navy, and in tho civil and diplomatic service of the Uuited^ States.—^ Ho asks you here, senators, by your, sol-' erim adjudication to confirm him in that right, to invest him with that power to be used with tho intents and for the purposes which he ha3 already showed. The responsibility is-with you; tho safeguards of the constitution against usuraption, are in your hands; tho interests and hopes of free institutions wo it upon your decision. The houso of representatives has dono its duty; -wo have presented tho tacts in a constitutional manner ; we have brought tho criminal to your bar and do» mand jads taent at your hands for his great crinics; nnd never again, if Andrew Johtison ba allowed, to go quit and frca this day, can tho pooplo of this or any other country, by const! tutional checks a'sd smvtis, stay the usurps« sel also outered and took their seats. The galleries were only half lull. Mr. Wilson offered some documentary evidence inoluding ¡»the senate resolution of January 13th, and an extract from the senate's juurnal showing its action fherco . Also a ¡copy of Mr. Stanton's commission from Mr. Lincoln uuder which only Mr. Wilson ?uid Mr. Stanton claimed to hold. Mr. iv. J. McDonnald was culled and attested to tho notification of the president of the action of ongress, and also attested to the service of a resolution of a non concurrence in tho removal (|i' Mr. Stauton by tbe president. Mr. J. W. jones, the deputy marshal ot the supreme court was sworn uud testified that he had known Geuerjil Loreuro Thomas for six years and had served upon him ihe summons of the District supreme court on the 21st of February, aboui 11 o'clock at night and had made a return which was read. The resolution of the senate hat the president, bad no power to remove Mr. Stanton was then rwid. Mr. E. E. Creery, an ppuinioi'. m clerk in the irensuiy department, was BW"rn and 'e-tified to the f.irm ot the appointment Ur<ed in tho department prior to March 1867. iume ut (he senators here complained of nut heuri'-g nnd Mr. Butler offered to repeat what he (Creery) hnd said. Mr. Evarts said Le preferred to hear tbe witness himself. Mr. Sianberry inquired what was (be object of the testimony. Mr. Builer replied that it was to show thai after the passage of the tenure of office net the president had signed a different form of commission ra»de in accordance with said act, thereby recognizing if. hinding force and legoliiy. Tho witness testified to the change indicated which was read by Secretary Forney. • The words stricken" out were, "during the pleasure of jthe president for the time being."— The form of commission for treasury appointments was also produced and the witness testified to.striking out the same words above quoted and the substitution in thoir place of the words, "unless this commission bo sooner revoked by the president of tho United States for the time being." Tho commission issued to Mr. Cooper as assistant secretary of the treasury from Novcmbor :28th, 1857, was produced. Mr. Butler continuing to examine asked if the senate was then in session. The witness said ho bought not; and in ¡answer to another question said he did qualify under that commission. Another commission was then read- Mr. Butler heb oalled for the rending of the letter of authority given to Mr. Cooper by the president. December 2nd, 1867. The witness testified that Mr. Chandler resigned as he thought the dsy before the letter was issued. On boing oros?^ examined by Mr. Curtis he stated that the dale when the change in the form of the commissions was made was on the 6th of March 1867. Mr. Van Horn, a member of tho house, stated that he was present at the war department on flaturday the 22nd day of February, 1868, at two minutes past 11 a. m., when Lorenzo Thomas demanded of Mr. Stanton the possession of the office of: the secretary of war. He testified that General Thomas after exchanging salutations said to Mr. Stanton, "I am secreta ry of war ad interim appointed and authorized by the president to lake possession of this office;" and Mr. Stanton ordered him to repair to his room and perform his duties as assistant adjutant general, which he refused to do, saying that he intended to oxercise tho functions of secretary of war ¡and would vcceivo tho mail of tho department. Mr. Stanton told bim that he would do so at his peril: and General Thorn-: as left the room, and the witness last saw him in tho room of General Schriver. On a cross-esamination'by Mr, Stanberry, the witness said he went there to pay a visit to Mr Stanton and not on public business. He was accompanied by Messrs. Moorcbead and Clark He did not know what thoir business was, and they did not state what they went for. Ho was not in the habit of taking memoranda of convey nations but was preparid by having a largo envelope in hiB pocket, ntsd no one requested him. to do so. It was aViout a minute after General Thomas left, the rootn that Mr. Stanton followed bim. Beforeihe reaohed tbe room he heard a conversation going:on between Sir. Stanton and Thomas, but did not understand what was said nnd did not know where the envelope was on which he tosk the memorandum. It was probably destroyed.- Ho said he went with Mr. Stnnton to General Shriver's room and was requested by Mr. Stanton to! take notice of the questions he was about to ask General Thomas, which was, whether ho intended to obey his orders as secretary ¡of war. General Thomas replied ho did not and also said he intended to receive the mails. He afterwards acknowledged io the witness that ho had said so ; had beon at the war department a half an hour before General Thomas came. He was not attendod nor was be armed, so far as witness could see.—. Thought there bad been 6'ome talking between Thotnas and Stanton in Mr. Schriver's room before ho entered. Thought it wa3 of d good -natured character nnd that thero had been some joking between thorn, Walter A. Burleigh, o delegate from Dako ta.h, wa3 then examined.' Mr. Stanberry wanted to know tho object of tho examination; whether it was as to n conversation between witness and Gen. Thomas. Mr. Butler replied tbat it was to show that the intent and purpose of Thomas was to tako possession of the presiding officer, in trial, may rule on ail questions ot evidence and on incideuial questions, which decision will stand as the judgment of the senate for decision, or he may, at bis option, in the first instance submit any such question io a vote "of the members of the senate. Tl^senato then adjourned. House.—In the house resolutions wore adopted, instructing the ways and means committee to inquire into the expediency of amending tho revenue laws so as to permit the transfer ot special licenses. A resolution was also id'opt-ed, directing the banking committee to inquire into the expediency ol reduoing the tax imposed on private banks. Tho rtpcri ot conference committee, on the xnaijufaciuring tax bill, was made and explained by Mr. Scbeuck and agreed to. Tho house tbeu went into a committee of tho whole and proceeded to the senate humber. Tha McCardle case goes over to next term in consequence of the counsel not being ready. Gen. Hancock issued an order assuming command of the new divimon of tho Atlantic. New York, April 1. Herald's Washington speciul says a plot is ou luot io add an auieudment to Ghurohill's bill ¿.i ii.- ihird reading, making Gr»mt successor ¡o Johnson, and to ru.-di the bill through under a previous question. Washington, April 1. Amoug the witnesses summoned tar ihe pies -dent are Gen Sherman, W. Armstrong, bi Cleveland, B. Able, of S-. Louis, and L. D. bampbell, late minister io Mexico. WlLMIHGTON, N. C., April 1. Poliiical-excitement is iutense alt over the JTih Disiriot l;;th District itiih District was called to order by the chief-justice end the j 'ial-rsla! minutes ot yesterday's trial read up to the men- j 21st. Distric't-tion 01 tho vote cast by Chief Jusii:o Cu^o to decide a tie vote on the question of retiring tor deliberation, when Mr. Sumner made a motion to correct tho journal by inserting,; as >m expression of the senate's opinion, that said vote of tho chief justico was unauthorized and ot no effect. ■ Ho demanded the ayes and nays, which were taken, resulting aa lolluws: Yeas Ul, nays 27. So tbe mouou was not agreed to. The question us to ttie admissibility of Bur ioigh'» testimony, in regard to a conversation between him auu Geu. Thomas, was iheu submitted to we senate by the chief justice, but oeioro a voro was taken Mr. Frelin^nuyscu inquire!! it the managers intended to connect the testimony of tno witnesses wuh the rospoudeui. Air. Butler answered affirmatively. .Mr. ¡stanberry rose and.adUre3Sed tho senate at lengiu saying it had at length reacncd tho dominion oi aw on question requiring careful consideration anu argument, the mam poiut made being whether tho president's letter of-authority to l'homus made him a general agent ot the president. He argued ihat it. uid not, aud that, the senate could not hold tho president responsible for words uttered by Thomas when it was not uiiown that ho had any authority lrom the president to say ; and that they might as wtll hold tho president responsible for all acta and words of ail officeis appointed by him. After considerable discussion between the managers and counsel, tho yeas and nays wore taken: Yeas 39, nays 11. Burleigh was iheu called aud testifies iu regard to tho convetsatiou with Thomas, in whicti Thomas said ho would use force to obtain possession of the war office, and tfiat he had also attempted to corrupt tho clerks of the war office. . Sevoral broadsides wero exchanged during the examination, between Evaris aud Butler in which Butler came out second' best. Samuel Wilkinson ana George Cuvsher, newspaper correspondents, testified to Thomas' assertions, that ho would uso force. The court aujourned at 10 minutes past 5. Nothing done in the house. PllOVI.DiS.NOE, 11. I.,-April 1. The stata election occurred to-day, Returns received from overy town in the state except Block Island. Governor Burnside has a majority of 4,309, which the returns from the mis:ing iowu will sliguily increase. This ia a gam oi one or two hundred lor tho republicans over last year. The following is the vote : Burnside (republican) 9,707; Pierce (democrat) 5,(¿68. Providence Ciiy gives Burnside 2,709, und Pierce 1.13U. The legislature will -John C. Ruy, -G. w. McCown, Columbia Jacios P. Portis, Ouachita. ! -s. Mallury and O. P. Say- Enoch H. Vaneo, Salino, j 22d Districi—SW. Harbison, of Ashley, and j vJ>imes W. Maäon, of Chicot. stand : senate, 27 republicans and 5 democrats. In two districts no choice. House, 62 republicans and 8 democrats, and two districts no choice. Tho assembly will bo largely in lavur ot tho re-election of Senator Sprague. Kaluigii, N. C., April 1. Sergeant Bates, carryiug the flag,arrived here this morning. He was received by the mayor una tendered tho hospitalities of ihe city. He was repeatedly cheered, and C.-M. Bualiee, uu eS-ouniederate soldier, delivered a short address of welcome. THE PRBCENDED LEGISLATURE—IT FOLLOWS ITS INSTINO I' AND STEALa INTO TUE CAPITOL—-PROCEtìDlNGS AND IN-CIDEJSTS. Thursday morning, a notice was published -tate. Both candidates for governor, also Ex- j the r idicol organ in this city by the triumvirate Governors Graham, Vanco aud other leading I appointed oy the late menagerie as commissi ou-men, "are canvassing the state. Not less er3 0f the election, etc., to the effect that the than twenty speeches per day are being made, constitution having been ratified, was, "there-Savannah, April 1. j frre ¡n full force and effect from and after A A Bradley, the negro lawyer, is oircula: I April 1st. This being the d»y named by the ing in this city, and the adjoining counties, the I schedule to that instrument for the meeting following circular, which causes great excite- 0f tho legislature, a number of the body of ment: NOTICE To all bad men in the city of Savannah, who inow threaten the lives of tho" leaders and nomi-mees of the republican party, and of the presi lents and members of the union leagues in ¡America. If you should strike a blow, the ¡man, or men, will be followed, and tho house [ jndividuals' who stylo themselves such were present in the city in obedience to the orders of the triumvirate aforesaid and the radic il cen-'rol oommiltee. On Wednesday, in obedience to tie orders, as he said, of the governor, the secretary of state, R J. T. White, demanded of. Col. John Campbell, superintendent of public buildiugs, th e |in which he or they take shelter will be burned I keys of the senate chamber and house of ropre" to the ground. Take heed ! Work well, mem- J aentatives for the purpose of having them put bers of the union. Rally! Rally!! Bally !!! | iQ repair for tho sitting of tbe legislature. Col. Campbell informed tho secretary that he had no official information of tho rneotiug of any ¡For God, life and liberty !!! ! St. Lodis, April 1. A report from Fort Laramie says the Chey lannes and northern Arapiihoes will bo fully ¡represented at tho Indian-council. The Sions auoh assemblage, and he would decline to surrender the use of the hall3 to any such pretended body, unless ho was compelled to do so are not in yet but aro soon expeoted- at Fort I military force; and he would await the or-¡Laramie. I ^ers- Gilletn, the district commander, ! Passengers by the Santa Fe coach, which I upon the point. ireached Hays' City, Kansas, on the 24th ult., I On Wednesday night, the halls wero locked [report that on the Wednesday provious a band I and every bolt made secure and fast as usual of Indians robbed a train camped on the Ar- I On Thursday morning, however, Col. Campbell ikansas rivfer, twenty-five miles below. Fort 1 awoke find the doors opened by the ¡Dodge, of tTjrenty-five mules, and tho next day 1 arts "of the ¡locksmith, and a number of nc-¡robbed another train of six mules and all it3 I groes engaged in arranging both halls for the ¡provisions. They wero said to be Cheyennes. J meeting of'the self-styled legislature. It will ; Jackson, Miss., April 1. j appear, therefore, that the first legislature of In convention,; to-d»y, tho report of. tho leg- ! tho would-be revolutionists in Arkansas, sneak iislaUvo committee was adopted on its third into their seats by aid of key surreptitiously ¡reading. Immigration committee submitted a obtained or locks burglariously opened. Ar-iplan of immigration which provides for forming j kansas radicalistn will chucklc over the result ¡a stock company, whose object will be to pur-I and felicitate itself upon the sharp practice by ¡chase, lease and improve lands, and have power I whioh it obtained ontranco into tlie capitol. It Icr borrow monoy on mortgages. is made up of the material which prides itself , Richmond, April 1. upon its dirty shrewdness instead ofits^bold In convention, to-day .resolutions were called J honesty. ¡up, inquiring into the conduct of Judge Underwood. He made a statement, denying having offered any bribe to tho executive committee, ! Thursday, April 2. senate. Tbo sonata chamber was not prepared for the o bo paid by Mr. Sprague, if they favored sitting of any body, the desks being removed Mr. Chase for president.. The resolution from their places and the floor bare of a carpet, were then indefinitely postponed; aye3 80, The senate assembled at 11 o'clock, a. m., bays 17. Mr. Hawkhurst, chairman of the exec- and proceeded to a tfemporary organization, tutive committee, rose afterwards, and reassert- } which resulted in the appointment of Mr. ied:'hiB published statements. A negro was in Thomas, of Phillips, temporary chairman, and ¡the chair, to-day for tho first time since tha I Mr. Evans, of Monroe, secretary, session begun. ^ • j A permanent organization was then, under- It is understood that Gen. Scbofield wiil taken, resulting in tho election of John N. shortly issue an order removing Governor j Snrber, of Johnson county, president, pru tern. Picrpont, Joseph Mayo, mayor, and T. N. (until tho qualification of tbe lieutenant gover-Dudley, city treasuror. , , j nor;) Carhart, of Columbia,secretary; Tallman, ; New Yoke, April 1* j of Chicot, assistant secretary; and Siler, of Washington special cays the difficulty be- ¡Independence, enrolling clerk.. After all this tween Genls. Butler and Grant has been ami-I hsd been effected with much promptness and cably settled. Another special says iho poss- unprecedented unanimity; it was suddenly di tion assumed by Associate Justice Grier, of covered that credentials had not been presented, United States supreme court, when McCardle's j the members had not been sworn in, and that caso was called lip on Monday, gives riso lo -it was uncertain whether or not'a q"orutn was considerabla comment. After Judge Black had j really present. concluded his remarks, Judge Grier BubmiUcd To euro this little defcct in the records a tho following paper, whioh was read: | rccess was taken until two o'clock, p. m. '•Ex parto W. H. McCardlo. Thia ca30 wts fully aguedi- in tho beginning of this month, £.3 a cose which not only involves tho liberties and rights of tho nppellant. in this case, but millions of our fellow citizens; and tho country hed a right to expect that it would racoivo tho immediate and snleina attention oi iho court; ana by the postponement of this caso tho court had subjected themselves, whether justly oruDjusi-ly, to tho imputation that wo had evaded the performance of tho duty imposed upon ua by tho-constitution, and waited for lerjialstivo intcrps-sition to supersede our action end reliovo os from our responsibility, I havo only to eay, 'Pudil l''ioc opprobrium didicisze, ;:on polmcse rt-pcUi,' or, literally translated, "I aa ashamed war department by force. Mr. Stanberry ob-, thai such opprobriutajshould bo cast upon t::s jecicd to tho testimony and tho objection was | court, and that it cannot bo refcUcci." sustained by tho ehm justice. Mr. Drqko esiti & Sonato,—At sour minutes waive, t:'»o The following is a list of this body, with the districts they respectively represent. Those names marked with a star not boing present, at the opening of the session : 1st District—i:Dii.vid M Goodman, —-. 2d District—Parcel H. Young, Randolph. 3d District—"M. L. Stevenson, Washington. 4th District—Enoch D. Rushing, Independence. - ;■.- ■ - • .■-.-'.• 6th District—Z. Kcoton, Pope. 6th District—JohaN. Sarfcer, Johnson. 7th District—J. Hunt, ---- 8th District,—'sValeniino Dall, Sebastian. Oth District—G. Barker, Crittenden. lOih District—Stephen V/hcclcr, of "White,and 0. A Eodlcy, of Pulaa'¿i. ■3l!h Cisirict—23. Tkcna?, of' Phillips, and A. H. Evans, of Monroe. 12th District—J. H. IJuteainsos, ArkcRcr.ij. 13th DS-V-'flct—D. P. Bel lis, Hot Sprlajr. -I'ith District—3. 11 JIariia. Hempstead. 25'-h'Dictriet—";Gco. S. Scott, Little River. IGlh District—*II. t ' nacsn. • At 3 o'clock the assemblage in tbo hall of representatives was cadieu to order by iiodgesi, of Crittenden, who nominated Gen. CaUersori, «1 Union,'for temporary presiding officer, oad tot. John, of Brudley; temporary clerk, and tbey were clected. Gibson, of Prairie, then moved that John Gi Price, of Pulaski, bo declared tho unanimous choico of tho house for-spcaker. Carried. A committee was appointed and introducod the speaker elect to tho- houao. Ho begged to^ bo permitted to return; his sincere ihanks for! the favor conferred in being caLed to preside over so honorable a body. Ho hod but little legislative or parliamentary cspericnco, ¿ut! with tho aid of tho members ho hoped to be able! to preside satisfactorily and impartially.! H& ! might congratulate the members upon their sua ! cess as a party but this was not tbo timo or; plaec. He would now assume tho duties do-! volving upon him and tho trust reposed ia hia i hands, iiouges, of Crittenden, then proceeded to i read from a memorandum the following names ; as candidates, and they wero unanimously ! elcctci: Clerk, F. E. Wright, of Phillips. ! iir.-t assistant, W. A. Stuart, of Dallas; second assistant, Thomas L. Dougherty, of Crittenden; engrossing ok-rk^earslsy, of Jefferson; ser- geani-at-arms, S. A. Wiggins, of ,?-vier; 03- ' sist.ant, Goo. W. Dale, of Indopendenco; door- eepcr, Brasheara, of Pope; assistant, Jeromo Levis (negro,) of Pulaski; and postmaster, Alcx-.nder (negro,) of Phillips. Brasheara, of Pope, l^oved that Miles L. : Langlcy, of Clark, be elcctod chaplain. Heed, of Phillips, moved to postpono tho election until to-morrow. He had o&ly received a small vote iu caucus, aud therefore the elect ion ought,to be deferred. He would movo to amend by postponing. Brnshears insisted that aa tho nomination bad been agreed upon in caucus, iho election should conic off at once. All had agreed to be bound by tho decision of that caucus. Kyle, of Dallas, said that the election of tho other ofiicers might have been deferred with the same propriety. If tho nomineo had only received a majority of three,it, would boa very anomalous proceeding on' that account to sot it aside. Whitson, of Monroe, raised the point of order that the amendment had not been seconded. The speaker declared the point well taken Dlld the debate was declared out of order. Miles L. Lnugley was then electod chaplain unanimously, St. John, of Bradley, thought tho membors ought to be qualified at; onco, and hewould = move that Judge Yonley bo requested to ad- C minister the oath. The speaker said the motion was not necessary, and inviting Judge i'onley on the speaker's stand he took the following oath, whioh was administered attevwards to ihe whole body etand-'"g: | "I do solemnly swear that I am nat disfranchised by the oonsiitutioti or laws of (be United Stales, or t-e constitution of tho stute of Ar kansns; tnat I will lioneslly and laitblully support and defend the constitution and laws of the United Siatcs, and the constitution and laws uf iue siaie uf Arkausus, and thai I will honestly and faiihtully discharge the duties ot ue office ou which I am about to enter, to th» Ocst of my ability : So help me God." Ou mutiou of Hodges, of Crittenden, tho speaker w is allowed to appoint the pages. Benjamin, uf Pulaski, moved tho appointment of a committee to notify the senate of tho organization of the nouse. Carried, and Benjamin, Hodges, and Butler, of Phillips, were appointed. Exon, of Clark, May, of Yell: and Pearo were named a commiiteo to notify the governor that the houso was in session and ready to receive any message from him. Whitson, of Monroe; Catterson, of Union; and Upharn, of Woodruff, were appointed a similar committee to wait upon the sub-district commander. On suggestion of Benjamin, the committees wero considered as parts of joint committees. Kyle than obtained the floor, and proceeded to argue that it was not necessary in legislative bodies, that a motion should reeeivo ts second. Nobody ever heard of such a thing in congress. He was interrupted by tbo announcement of ^ a committee from tho senate, and Snyder, Vance and McCowo, from; that body, appeared and gave notice that tbe senate was organized. Benjamin' gave notice that on to-morrow he would introduce a joint resolution to ratify thu fourteenth amendment to tho constitution of the United States. On motion of May, of Toll, a committee of five on rules were appointed. Tobias, of Phillips, presented a petition from A. M. Johnson, contesting tho seat of F. A. Poole, who was ineligible under oeotions four and eleven of article five of tho constitution.-— The speaker presented a, communication from tho board of commissioners referring the cane to the house. Tobias moved (hat a committee of nine bo appointed as a special committeo on eleotions to-which this caso should be referred. Gray, of Jefferson, moved to table tho subject until the regular committees wero appointed. ;Tobias wanted the matter disposed of at oncc, and Kyle,desired tho matter referred to the regular committee. Tobias obtained tho floor again when he was cut short by Gray.that a motion to table was not; debatable. Gray's • motiou wa3 then put and carried. . . On further motion of Gray, the body adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow. The following list comprises the names of thoso persons claiming to represent tbo people of Arkansas in the lower house of ts general assembly. The names of*thoso members present are designated with an asterisk ; 1st District—Messrs. Tsars and Poole. ; 2d District—^liufstedler, Liversay.' 3d District—Hopper; 4th District—C'lern, Millsap. 5th District—*Brashears, *IIall, ^Hodges. Oth District—"Dial, Lee, ""May, ^Williamc. 7<b-District—Bard, Fenho, Yocs. -8th District—-Divelbli3:>, Gunthcr,Singleton, Tuvman. - . . .,- Oth District—Coatcs, "-'Hodges, Knight, --¿Uphiuii. 10th Di.-trict—^'Beojamia, '"'Cbrisinsn, Gcsd, «Miller, •«•Rush, (negro) «Pricc. 11th District—'""Butler,*Gray (negro), -Head obias, »White (negro), » Whitson ^ 12tli Districi—~ Ay res,"French 4!Gibao3,üMo -"-Baldin, Dcrabj-, Hsrrhoa, Cullough. 13'h District «Oliver.' 11th Di.'U-ict—^Mitchell, -"Samtiob incero ) 15th District—Carroll, llantina (£.03,-0,} Merrick. -■;-:.^ -.■-,.,■■_.. 10th District—'"Cattcrsen, Ivey. 17th Dism'ct—«Britton, ---Bush, -'Cocsild^s. ;iEson.' ■ ■ 13th District—Bsasley, -Olivo, Smiíls. 19th District—Rawlins?. 201 h District —*D av ia ly, "St. John, '"'Williams, 21st District—Gibbon, + Eylo. 22d District—"Curry,, Bcko, Cil. ";'SÍ!XI3. - ^Forgu-ioii, uaì:aown. Owen, «nknoiva. Sharp, unltiiowa ... -Stansberry, uaknews. ¡ - ••; , "Well?; unkoawB. Wright", ui,'r.bOwr.i ;