heart, and got Republicans in Washington to mark him as a man to carry out their plans.
Kellogg was intriguing for the State senator's chair, when the more lucrative and dazzling prize of Governor swung before his eyes.
The place is worth eight thousand dollars a year in gold.
Except the Governor of Pennsylvania, who receives ten thousand dollars a year, the Governor of Louisiana has the highest pay of any governor in the United States. Governor Coke of Texas has only five thousand, Governor Houston of Alabama only four thousand-Governor Ames of Mississippi only three thousand dollars a year.
Besides his eight thousand a year, a Governor of Louisiana has perquisites and patronage worth more than double his official salary.
If he wishes to make money fast, and feels no scruple as to means, the wealth of New Orleans, the commerce of the Gulf, are in his hands.
Governor Warmoth is said to have found a fortune at the State House.
The highest prizes offered to ambition by the Stat
Neither party has a legal quorum; and the Republicans, finding they have lost their small majority, begin to slip away from their seats.
But the Conservatives, accustomed to such dodges, intercept them before a count-out can be tried.
A member proposes the Hon. Louis A. Wiltz as Speaker; a second member proposes the Hon. Michael Hahn. Fifty-eight members are present in the House. Fifty-five cast their votes for Wiltz, who is declared elected, in the midst of frantic cheers.
Judge Houston, who is standing by his chair, administers the usual oath of loyalty to tile law and constitution of Louisiana.
Wiltz calls the House, and swears the members who remain.
Though some have slipped away there is a legal quorum.
Hahn, uncertain what to do, remains, and takes the oath from Wiltz.
Captain Floyd is voted Serjeant, and Mr. Trezevant nominated Clerk.
The House is now composed.
Wiltz, as Speaker, invites General De Trobriand to remove the police, who occupy doors and passage