The vote took place under a state of feeling bordering on the phrenzy of civil war. Again each party claimed the victory.
The one thing certain.
was, that Kellogg
had not carried the State
had promised his patron five votes out of the six possessed by Louisiana
Of the six votes only two were won for Grant
In the State Legislature, the elections for which were held at the same time as the elections for Congress, the Conservatives claim to have gained a small but sure majority of votes.
So far as the White
reaction turned on votes, this White reaction was secure.
One chance, and only one, remained for Kellogg
and his patrons: such an intervention of the Federal
troops as might prevent the Conservative members from taking their seats.
It was a daring, nay, a desperate policy; but the beaten scalawags are desperate men.
To carry out such a project required a sterner officer than General Emory
, and General Sheridan
has been sent to New Orleans.