Who knew what candidates might be chosen on that second trial?
Many things were in his favour.
He was Governor.
A moderate man, he stood between two factions, neither of which was strong enough to crush the other.
Under him there might be order.
there was likely to be disorder; under Kellogg
there was certain to be anarchy.
Unable to trust Warmoth
, and unwilling to meet a chamber opened by him, Kellogg
convened a meeting of his partisans.
It was Saturday morning; on Monday the Chambers
were to meet.
A Chamber organised by Warmoth
would proceed to verify the elections, and would probably refer the great question as to which of the two candidates, McEnery
, was legally elected, to the judges of the Supreme Court.
feared alike the senators and the judges.
But how was he to sweep them both aside?
, the unscrupulous attorney, who was acting in the Negro interest, proposed that Caesar Antoine
, the Negro porter, should be employed to steal a march, not only on the Governor
and the Chambers
, but on the local courts.
The scheme proposed by Billings