Are the scalawags beaten, and the citizens masters of the city?
Sitting in his room, surrounded by officers, civil and military, Kellogg
grows excited and alarmed, as news come in from the adjoining chamber.
Spite of his drinking-bars and sleeping-mats, the Conservatives have beaten him in his own house and at his own game.
How is he to hold his own?
With a Conservative Speaker, backed by Conservative Clerk and Serjeant
, the house is in his enemy's power.
Nothing but Federal bayonets can undo his morning's work.
Are Federal bayonets still at his disposal?
calls for help, and they obey that call.
Will they obey his
He puts them to the test by sending a written order for General De Trobriand
to invade the Legislature, and expel the four members who have been admitted to their seats!
refers this message to General Emory
seeks advice of Sheridan
is uncertain; but a long delay takes place; and Wiltz
is carrying on his business, when De Trobriand
, having received his orders, clanks into the Chamber
, and asks to have the ‘intruders’ pointed