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“ [87] either own, or represent men who own, nearly all the stores and ships, the magazines, hotels, and banks, of New Orleans. Can you fancy they have any interest in disorder? If a pane of glass is broken, we have to bear the loss. The scalawags have nothing to risk except their skins, stand they are careful not to risk their skins. What can it matter to Kellogg and Packard, Antoine and Pinchback, whether property declines or not? We stake our all on peace and order; but our brethren in the northern cities have yet to understand this fact. Events are teaching them, and teaching them very fast.”

In crossing the French quarter we meet Senator Trimble, a Republican of local name.-

“A Southerner and a Republican?”

“Well,” answers Senator Trimble, “like many of my old party, I am becoming rather cautious in my theories. Events are shaking my belief in platforms. An American has surely something higher to preserve than blind fidelity to a party flag.”

Senator Trimble is impressed as Colonel Morrow and the Congressional Sub-Committee are impressed. Morrow has now reported to General Emory, who

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