second term for Grant
,” proved a bad cry. The contest for Governor and Lieutenant-Governor
lay between General McEnery
and General Penn
, soldiers of local name, on one side; and William P. Kellogg
, a lawyer from Illinois
, and Caesar C. Antoine
, a Negro porter, on the other side.
Each party claimed the victory, and till the Chambers
met no one could say how matters stood.
The evidence might have to go before the Supreme Court of Louisiana
; but as six or seven weeks remained of Governor Warmoth
's term, there was plenty of time to sift the lists before Louisiana
should find herself without a legal governor and a regular government.
was content to wait until the Chambers
met; but Kellogg
dared not face a chamber meeting under Warmoth
's orders; and Kellogg
's movements brought about the reign of anarchy.
William Pitt Kellogg
, a lawyer out of practice, came from Illinois
to New Orleans in search of fortune.
Hundreds of his neighbours do the same, exchanging the frosts of Lake Michigan
for the sunshine on the Gulf
He brought to New Orleans a carpet-bag
, a glozing tongue, and a supply of sentiment.
was his hero, and in company