term as President; second to procure the State senatorship for his brother-in-law, James B. Casey.
For either of these purposes Federal troops might be employed by an unscrupulous President; but Judge Durell was trying to get the Senatorship for Norton, and therefore unlikely to assist in bringing Casey to the front.
Neither Governor Warmoth nor General McEnery could make it out. Against whom was Packard to march the Federal troops?
Time solved the mystery.
Stephen B. Packard got his teleg President Grant, pretends to think that order of Durell lawful, or those proceedings of Packard just.
Durell had his reward.
Casey withdrew from the contest for Senator, taking the snug and lucrative berth of Collector, while Durell's friend Norton was adopted by a scalawag county as their party candidate.
General Warmoth, Governor of the State, was a Fusionist: the Fusionists being a party of timid people, led by Senator Jewell, who wished for nothing so much as peace, and sank all poin
office, Pinch had still a handle to his name.
This man seemed worth his salt, and Kellogg came to terms with him. Pinch was to upset Warmoth.
If he succeeded, he was to be Acting Governor for a few days, to have a large sum of money, and, if Norton could be set aside, to go as senator to Washington.
These terms being settled, Billings led Pinch into the Senate Chamber, and, by help of Caesar C. Antoine, seated him as Lieutenant-governor in the chair of state.
In ten minutes Pinch organielsewhere in protest, and appealed to Warmoth, as the lawful Governor, for support against a man who had no pretension to the rank and office he assumed.
Kellogg contrived that Pinch should be proposed as the republican candidate for Senator.
Norton gave way for him; and it was hoped that his election to the Senate might help to cover his illegal acts.
Yet Warmoth stood unmoved.
Pinch ran to Packard for advice, but Packard was afraid to speak.
Every lawyer in New Orleans told him the warr