Fourth: that the Returning Board
was unlawfully constituted and made false returns;
Fifth: that the Assembly was transacting business when De Trobriand
drove the Conservative Members
out of their seats by force.
A Report, embodying these five facts, has been presented to Congress, and has roused the country like a crash of war. The full Committee is coming down, but no one thinks the four Members who have not been here will contradict the three who have.
From east to west, the country seems to be aflame.
Quick, sensitive, meridional as are the men of New Orleans, they are not prepared for such an outbreak of White
sentiment as fires the North
is not less eager in sympathy than New York.
joins hands with Cleveland
calls aloud to San Francisco
Never, since President Lincoln
's death, has so much passion found a vent in speech.
Statesmen who weigh their words are coming to the front, arraigning President Grant
of something like high treason to the commonwealth.
in New York, are giving the highest intellectual sanction to the general fury.