“ You mean that the carpet-baggers, men like Kellogg
, make the rows?”
“ Not in our interest, but their own. These men our friends!
You know me. In New Orleans I have the respect of bar and bench.
No advocate objects to act with me or to oppose me in any suit.
judges receive me. I dine with high and low, just as I should dine in London
, and Berlin
But let me go up North, into the towns from which these Chamberlains and Kelloggs hail.
I should not be allowed to dine at a common table in Boston
I tell you we shall get on better in New Orleans when we are left alone.”
On coming from the Senate, where the Members are still flaming out against the President
's policy in Louisiana
, we meet Pinchback
in the lobby.
“Cheated, sah,” he bawls at me; “cheated, sah. The Senators
reject my papers!
It is all dat Kellogg
“Has not Governor Kellogg
signed your papers properly?”
is a rascal, sah. He sign de papers all right; put big seal all right; den he write a letter underground, ”