“Vigers has no authority in this Chamber,” interposes Wiltz
“For him to meddle in the public business of this assembly is an outrage.
Vigers was Clerk
of the former House; Trezevant
is now our Clerk.”
“ Call the roll!”
roars De Trobriand
, on which Vigers gets up, and begins to read.
“Conservative members will not answer to their names,” says the Speaker
, and no Conservative answers to his name.
now comes in, to assist Vigers in searching the benches.
Troops are also called.
, member for Aroyelles, is pointed out as one of the four Conservatives.
“ Remove him!”
shouts De Trobriand
O'Quin appeals to his Speaker for protection.
“ We submit to nothing but force,” says this dignitary to the military officer
calls in men in full array, with loaded rifles and bayonets fixed.
Two of these soldiers drive O'Quin from his seat.
, member for Rapides
, is the next victim.
Facing De Trobriand
and his armed followers, Vaughan
rises and protests: “ In the name of my constituents, the people of Louisiana
, and as a free-born citizen of the United