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[342] will take his part, without a word being said to him, in favour of his White brother against the Negro and the Kickapoo. A White League starts up in opposition to a Red League on one side, to a Black League on the other side. Ku Klux is but a White counter part of the Cherokee Light Horse.

Last year, by help of these in-comers from Europe, the White Leaguers of Texas beat the army of Black Leaguers and their partisans at the pollingbooths, carrying all their candidates for the Executive-Coke for Governor, De Berry for Secretary of State, Roberts for Chief Justice. Six Conservatives are going to represent the State in Washington. The scalawags are routed, and the White citizens have recovered the full control of their affairs.

In riding towards the South we overtake a party of the new legislators on their way to Austin, where the Chambers are about to meet. They are attorneys, planters, doctors, and the like; a natural aristocracy in a frontier State; a jovial set of fellows, with a spice of rough old English humour in their talk.

“ When you get to Austin as masters what will you do?”

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