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FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19. 1889.
Bentitt of Mary Gladtane-"*Mary Stuart.'
Perlo:mance commences as 7% o'clock . a.
Tr. CSARLES THEATEIL
Beneft of Mism Faruy P .ce-New play by Anguat
Waldaner "'s.y Fingnr "
Psrfermauce cormences at 7%? . a.
ACADEbYA OF MUSIC.
pectsaclar Ballet Pantomime, "'Hampty Dmply."
rerformance commnces at 71% . a.
USEBCERN? (iT? MUSEIM ArD MEIAGERIE.
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g Ox Isimi PAGos - Second Page :
(ity Topics, Editorial Par:'graphs, 1'olitical
items, Notification Ceremonics to the President
Elect, General Kec Rems, Texas hcews. Third
Page : Lo,,isiaws Legislature, An Accouetd of
the Battle of the i~shila by an Eye Witnes,
.Jublek Tragedy at a E~meral near Marshall,
'Iarci; B;uier ,c the Ceuntini of the Electoral
,ote, G(s. .'raod and his Cabinet. Sixth
Page : official P'roceedings of the Board of
Aldermen. Seventh Page : Horrible Indian
lasssacres in Teras, Sltrength 4f te I.anrOn
'atholic 'hurch, Real Estate Market, Fnancial
end Cnim rre arl Reports.
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New Orleans. Address lock box 244, postofflee.
We regret that our friends of the Bce decline
to furnish to the committee of the council
information concerning the asserted negotia
tions of members of the city government with
3Mr. RPay. We regret it because the Beo and
the Picayune are the only authority for the
statement that such negotiations had taken
place, and if the editors of those papers per
sist in refusing to give evidence, the public
will be compelled to remain m lamentable ig
norance of the details of this shocking coali
tion. and the committee will be prevented
from accomplishing their purpose. The Bee
is right in saying that newspapers ought not
to be forced to tell all that they know; but
when they know things that nobody elso is
award of, common charity toward the public
should prompt them to s i.sfy a natural curi-.
osit3--especially when tLey have made their
knowledge the basis of serious aecusatioas
against public officials. We trust that oar
friends of the Bee will reconsider their view of
this matter, and consent to give us the evi
dlence on which their charges were founded.
A communication which appeared in the
C.rTuceNr of Wednesday last, and which is
attributed by some of our contemporaries to
Mr. Pratt, is made the text of some com
ments in the evening edition of one of the
city papers. The first sentence of these com
ments reads as follows: "It turns out that
one of the members of the Legislature has
written a letter to one of our contemporaries
which contains the following confirmation of
what has been charged by this paper and other
city journals," meaning we presume that the
letter contains a confirmation of the charges
of venality and corruption brought by the
paper in question against the Democratic
members. In order that our readers may see
how well that paper weighs its words, and
how carefully it adapts its conclusions to its
premises, we extract the following sentence
from the letter referred to : "That there are
men of both parties engaged in this disgrace.
ful proceeding-men who would sell out their
birthright for a mess of pottage-nviry also
be true." This is what our contemporary de
clares to be a confirmation of its charges
against Democratic members. A gentleman
says that some Democrats may be corrupt,
and straightway we are told that this is proof
that they are corrupt. This summarymethod
of conviction certainly has its advantages. It
obviates the necessity for 'proving the guilt
of an accused person; does away with the
troublesome necessity of procuring evidence,
and substitutes a contingent possibility for
an actual fact. But it has the disadvantage
of entirely destroying our confidence in those
processes of reason on which we have been
accustomed to rely for arriving at the truth.
We presume, however, that there is no help
for it and that our Democratic representatived
will have to confess themselves convicted of
all sortslof rascality because our contemporary
fnds confirmation of the charge in the inno
cent admission of a correspondent of the C,.S*
CSxr that some of them ay be guilty.
One of our contemporaries talks like a father
to Governor Warmoth yesterday; tells that
official that he is a young man, and that he
may make a reputation for himself by follow
ing the advice of the paternal journal in qclues.
tion. Afterwards comes what purports to be
a legal argument intended to show that the
Bhip Island Canal bill, as passed by the Le
gislature, is a nullity, and that, consequently,
it is of great importance that the governor
should veto it. The groun¢s on which the
bill is pronounced void are that the drainage
fund is appropriated by previous law to a
speoifio purpose, from which it cannot legally
be diverted. Now, the law constituting the
diainage districts, was passed in 1858, and
that law contained a section reserving to the
Legislature the right to alter or amend it at
any subsequent time. This reserved right the
Legislature has exercised. It is undoubtedly
.true that the Legislature has no right to ap
propriate this fund to any other purpose than
that of drainage; but it is not compelled to
employ it for that purpose in any specific
manner. The drainage system adopted by
the law of 1858 may be an imperfect system;
indeed, it is defective now, and at best it can
not be permanent The Legislature have
thought fit to change that system and to
adopt another which is supposed to be more
effective. In doing this they have adhered
strictly to the obligation to employ the
drainage fund for drainage purposes, and,
consequently, the assumption that the act is
void on account of a presumed diversion
of the fund is unfounded in fact, and the r
gument based upon it is entirely inapplicable
and irrealnL Our contemporary's legsl
guments amre about as sound as its essays on
Moe, Moe, Neo. BsUAt bemSt, b t. To
mlght, to-ighls, to-fhLt Acadru.
oVu .Um lIa=WEWC.
The New York Evening Pot is so old
fashioned, notwithstanding its custom of 1fob
lowing the "leaps in the dark" of Radical
policy, as to speak of the propodstion that
the government shall do the telegraphing busi
ness of the eountry as one which raises a ques
tion heretofore foreign to the public history of
the United States, namely, whether tae people
can be intrusted with the liberty of attending
to their own concerns in their various relations
of commerce or of social intercourse. The
negative side of this question was long ago
assumed when the postoffioe establishment in
this country was created. A system of postal
telegraphy carried on by the government
would be another step, and not the only one
which had been made in the line of the same
assumption. And such is the close homo
geneity of the idea of government conveyance
of private telegrams with the idea of govern
ment conveyance of private letters, that it is
not logically possible to admit the sufficincy
of the arguments urged in favor of the
present postal system without recommending
that postal telegraphy be added to it. But
all functions of this nature devolved upon the
state, as distinguished from citizens left to
their spontaneous activities, are based upon a
false and suicidal theory. Extended in its
due series of sequences, it would not only
make the government the universal common
carrier, but it would introduce the absorbing
management of the government into every
department of private enterprise, into all the
pursuits and transactions of individuals or of
voluntary associations. If the government
ought to attend to telegraphic and letter
correspondence, it ought also to attend to the
transportation of travelers and merchandise.
And having undertaken these offices, why
should it not proceed to take charge of all the
commercial, manufacturing and agricaltur,d
operations of the people, and of all the arts
and amusements, of all the colleges and uni
versities, of all the charitable and religious
institultions of the coruntry '
If tae government, as a monopolizing
agency, can do one sort of business better
than it can otherwise be done, there is no
reason why every sort cf L: inesre should nt
be confided to a universal government mo
nopoly. If its service in telegraphy would le
superior to any that is I oss.bi,ý under the re
suits of competit:ve I ::vte euorgy:, there is
equal reason why it should serve the public
in a superior manner in conv.ling freights
and passengers, in shi:ppiui, r:Lceiving and
forwardim. produce, in running thsutee:, ho
trls, restaurants, cc`e_. houses, cot
ton presses and cotton tactories, su
gar mills and suCr" r.La-rici, brew
cries and distilleries. In short, the argument
for government interf.er n, and monop,ly
admils of no firal com.lucmise. It must be
rejected as fundamentally unsonud, 0: ac
cepted in a scope that com pru,- he., t;,- .,hole
I horizon of human affairs. The mar is eternal
between the paternal theory of governmient,
which we have been here consilerlng, and the
utilitarian theory, whicai is he Id by -ai the
progressive thinkers and liberal statesmen of
the age. According to the former the
ory, the state or naton is one vast house
hold, of which the millious are al.eays
in the past allotted to infants
and on!y a few grown up peop:e in the
drawing room. Tbhe s.:,. o:: =, to 1ue
the apt words o' a ,conuiploara.y ::agl;:.h
writer, "have by some goold b ane: t hold
ofa few secrets as to how pop! ou:;ht to
live and what they ought to be. But these
secret revelations must never be divulged to
the infantile mind hopelessly grovelling for
ever in its innocent simplicity. All that can
be done is to bring those little ones up to a
pretty simulation of all that is good and trui,
to cherish in them a few spurious virtues, to
chastise the more erratic trespassers, to tutor
them at the least into habits of leaning more
and more submissively on their wise precep
tors.' Very naturally, this is, the world over,
the despot's theory ; for nothing could be more
calculated to perpetuate that infantile and
indolent condition of the popular mind, in
which the despot finds his surest eupport as
well as strongest argument, ;h.n for the go'.
ernent, instead of e ,acentr.ating its ener
gies on purely national interests, to busy
itself, above all, in the work of superseding
the spontaneous and healthful play of pri
vate energy a.n etntcrpri:e in the ordinary
affairs of individuals and in the domestic and
local affairs of comununities. Te the people
the ccaocquct :. s i: t.wofjld: ir::o, ilcior
service at a lar:ger co t by the atpert.ding
agencies of the government; secon l. decay r
suspension of individual forces, and inevita
ble approach to a state of stagnatiom and
dry rot in the heart of the nation.
It is one of the curious
and scandalous phases of the ruli!g faction
in the United itSites which professes devotion
to the -inciple of the largest freed ', that
about half its legi!lation is of soeh a rch ,:.c
thr as to i5unle thl.t ta, i,:ol.,e. If !eitt) t;the
free exerci , of their own fachti, t nl re
sources, are incapable of I.magnin their own
affairs. and that they v iii cert:iinl? rush to
disaster and ruin unless the governunut
kindly relieves them of their liberty to do bu
siness in their own wry.
There could be no more conclusive proof
that this fiaction, underneath its c;ant about
freedom and progress, is radically despotic
and retrogressive. It, and its works, and
its fallacies must be swept out of existence
before the way will be clear for recl fre.dom
and real prore.ss. Th~u men will ,begin to
understand that government interference is
wrong and pernicious wherever it proposes
to do more than to protect life, and property,
and personal liberty against criminal violence.
They will then begin to learn that commerce
and industry, in all their branches, will
prosper the more, the less they are subject to
government intrusion. They will even then
begin to doubt the utility of compulsory obli.
gations of contract and of legal remedies for
commercial dishonesty and fraud. Leal
compulsion, if confided in exclusively, would
banish morality from the markets. And the
law a, the best is a frail dependcuce, com
pared with which, honesty, standing on its
own bottom and trusted for its own sake, is
as a foundation of adamant to one of quick
Puasosa.-Mr.. Coyle, of that staunch
Democratic sheet, the Washington Intelli
gencer, arrived in town last evening, on a
short visit to New Orleans. He will stay but
a few days.
Wlkis C·el has annouaced hm deamion to
write o more syovesi for the present, but to de
vtse htmeasf to dramatic compostios, for which
he lbe sreeshis to have a special geus. B.He
is weage ups a play with IMr. Feobtuer.
Our special Washiagtas telegram says that C
Holt is mentioned as probable mseretary of
state. We can amseeteely ooneesh that Ge.1
Grant would so outrage the public opinion of
the country as to intrust unoh a position to
a man the record of whose career for the last 1
seven yean has been a diagraoe to the ooun
try, and a degradation to the American name.
The murder of Mrs. Surratt, the condemna- n
tion of innocent persons to protracted im- e
prisonment by illegal tribunals, and the flagi
tious attempt to destroy the reputation of a
honorable gentlemen by the suborned testi
mony of scoundrels like Sanford Conover,are as
intimately associated with the name of iolt
as the guillotine with that of Robespierre,
and the most disgraceful scenes in English
history with that of Titus Oates. Lot us be t
spared the humiliation of Holt as searetary t
Messrs. Norton Slaughter & Co., of New t
York, have purchased the New Orleans and
Paducah railroad for the lessees of the Mis- I
sissippi Central; and the southern end of the
road will be at once completed to Troy, in
Obion county, Tenn. The Paducah Herald,
speaking of the great advantage involved,
says the arrangements will be such as to
"enable passenger cars to run from Paducah
to Jackson, Tennessee, there connecting with
the Mississippi Central road, and our freight
cars to run from Paducah to New Orleans
without breaking bulk; and in return, it is I
proposed that the freight carn from the roads
named, shall run through to Paducah without
breaking bulk, and deliver their freights at I
our wharf. A pro rata schedule of freights
will be adopted, which will give the fullest
satisfaction to merchants and shippers."
The .1, mphis Avalanche recou,nends that i
a tlrough route between Paducah and New
Orleans be opered th'rough Memphis, which
the Avalanc. ti:.ks, would be a death-blow t
to the Mississippi Central. In this controver
sy we do not care to take part, thou3h we
trust that both routes will be soon completed
and opened for trade and travel. But what
we trust will be done by the Central, now
that that road has secured its through cn
nection to Paducah, is the establishment, in
conjunction with the Jackson road, of a low,
unirorm rate of fare for through freight and d
Lassen: r . In the long run the-e corpora- t
tions will be bcunefitcd by such an arrange
meat, not onry by the advantagi e which they a
will derive fron the stimulus which wAi thus f
be given to the trade of New Orleans, but by
avertirg aceipetition whi'h r high and com- a
plicated system of charges is sure to elicit.
We hope that a liberal and sagacious policy e
vill, here alter, be adopted by these corpora
Lions. huch a policy is necessary to ma::e
them perma:nentiy profiia:ile, and doubly ne- b
cessary for the development of the commercial
resources of the great depots on which they t
rely for patronage.
Tr: Fr.sr ..- The ecni.uis and olherIris'h
men who may 1be in farr :f the object of i
the organiza.tion, wi!l hold a public ai ting a
to-morrow evening at the hall in the Lnuisi- a
ana Hotel, Tcbonpitoulss slreet, opposite St.
Mary's Market, on which occasion Mr. James
Brennan of New York, will deliver an a.l:dess.
All who are desirous of aiding the Fenian
movement are invited ;to attend. The Em
met Circle in future will hold its weekly
meetings at the above hall on Tuesay cven
Gov. Hoffman, of N aw York. recently ve
toed a bill authorizing a Presbyterian church
in that State to convey a certain real estate, a
on the ground th:.t no special legislation is
necessary to attsun the object of the bill, and t
that in all cases special legislation should be I
superseded, if possible, by the passage 01
general lass. His own language in the con- I
cunion of his veto message is this ;
I am sorry to be compelled to interpose my
veto in the cuse of a bill of so little apparent im
purtance; but I have long deplored the fact that a
so many applications are made for special legis. d
lation in cases which are or should be covered by a
general laws. These applications press heavily I
upon the valuable time or public men, and add a
largely to the public expenses. They should be f
disconntenanced and discouraged. Generallaws
should be passed to meet, as far as possible, the
requirements sad wants of 1e people; and
sptecial legiislation shonid always be refused in
ccaes which are already covered by general
The New York Assembly, although po- I
litically opposed to Gov. Hoffman, had the
good sense to unanimously sustain the veto.
How astonished the members of our recon
structed Legislature, which spends its precious
time and the people's worthless money in legis
lating specially about ah::ost everything, and I
~tccially about almost everybody, would be
if Gov. Warmeth should return one of their
£a des iLl of this sature with such ob
jections as those stated by Gov. Hoffman!
It is too much to hope that a IRadical and a
carpet-bagger will ever have the heart to close
sc rich a field for folly and knavery to ex
latitc in. Th? i-rcllih!bo i a of either a
weakl or corrupt Legislature is its display of
rn irreplesible tuendeucy to pelcial legisla
Thcrc i now bh fore the Legislature a hill to
incorporate " the New Orleans, laton IRouge
and Vicksburg Railroad Cnom~ny." This com
pany propose to connect New Orleans with
Baton Rlouge and Vickshurg by a route
which leaves the Jackson road at a point
about forty-seven miles from the city. The
Baton RIouge cline will run through the par- I
ishes of Livingston and East baton lIouge,
and the main line will leave this road at a t
pllce called Brunswick. mnd run due north to
\ cksburg. 'Ihes:e hues traversc a producti,
country whnch is not yet furnihhd with rail- I
road facilities, and the development of which
is greatly retarded for lack ot transportation
for its products. The countiesin Mississippi,
lying between the Jackson road and the river,
are possessed of great natural resources, and
woald soon fill up with a large and industri
ous population if they were furnished with
railroad facilities. This deficiency the neu
company purpose to supply; and their en
terpuiae is certainly vastly important to this
city. At present, New Orleans has only one
line of railway communication with the great
railroad system of the country-but one main
line running North through the Florida par
ishes and Mississippi. New York has two
lines of road to Albany east of the Hudson, I
and a line on the west bank of that river is I
under construction. Besides these, New York
is connected with the railway system, by the
Erie road, the Camden and Amboy, the New I
Brunswick road and the New Jersey Central,
making seven lines running North and West .
New Orleans, as we have said, has only one. i
The project now under coonsideration will go
far towardsaremedying this defciency, and we,
therefore, sincerely hope thatit will be carried
into e~iabet without delay. I
CONTMITIU N OF TI tilRAT WE CUle.
.AGUMENT OF CEnmRTIAN ROZUIIS
XL"ADli. HVXT We m TPLY .TSAT.
Mr. BRoeelle. resumed the argument yesterday
morning, the court havinag ssigad to bhi the
entire day, and limited him to that time. He took
up the evidence of the four goverament experts,
and was pretty severe upon them and the Hon.
Montgomery Gibbs. He read whole pages from
the printed record of the testimony. With regard
ta, technical points introduced, he contended there
was nothing in them; that calling the wine Blaye
B&perieure, when it was not Blaye Buperleure,
wa simply a misnomer, and could not, by any
twisting of the language of the acts under which
the libel wee made. be made a oause of forfeiture.
With regard to the question as to whether the
wine under seizure was liable to the imitation
duty or not, he produced a decision of Secretary
Moclulloch, that a wine labeled St. Julien. which
was not St. Julien, but was a mixed cargo wine.
contaiinig no injurious ingredients. was not an
imitation of St. Julien; and this decision was
recently made in the case of some wines charged
with one dollar per gallon duty by the collector of
the port of San Franciaco.
In clooing his argument, Mr. Roselins said he
would not attempt any peroration, but would con
tent himself with the precedents cited.
Thereupon the court adjourned till to-day, when
Mr. Randell BHunt will reply on the whole of the
Tin: OrERA.-The performance of " Roland at
R:oncovaux last evenrig did not elicit anytoing
new, but served to impress as the more that the
instrumental portion is, to use a familiar phrase,
too much for the orebestre without previous re
peated reLearsalP. The audience was fine, how.
ever, and seemed to appreciate the grand her
monies of the promising composer Mermet. On
Saturday the "Grand Duchess of Geroistein;
on Sunday the " Daughter of the Regiment" and
"Orphe.a in Hell." On Monday, for the f:st ttne
in many years, " Don Giovanni,' for te benetit
of our excellent baritone, Mr. Peront.
VAeriras.-Mrs. Gladstane:s benefit is an.
nounced for this evening. Mier:, Q(uett " Stc's
being the role in which she will appear. in that
dahk page of Eugland's history, so vividly con
nc-merated in drama ,y the immortal Schiller.
We have seen end admired Mrs. Gladatsoe as
' - t/ : we now pause in anticipation-anxious
to note that versstility which enables the artist to
po-tray one ono the same picture from two widely
dlebrent stanudoints, as the great tragediau,
Itooth, now in ithello, now as Ia/o, portrays the
love and the fate of the Moor of Venice.
Ac ot'ntY or Mrsc.-"Hompty Damptv," re
c' natracted and presented in three acts retains all
its iorielnal attractiveness, enhanced by the intro
d:ctiln of a ballet, superior, in our recollection,
t, any ever presented on the Academy stage.
This evening Alfred Moe, the champion skatei,
has ois benefit, and for Saturday noon the children
are invited to the fourth "iHumpty )umpty" mat
Er. CHARLSs.-Tbere was a comfortable
"hbu.-e" at tnis present popular place of amuse
m,-nt last night to witness the performances of
Miss Fanny B. Price in "Fairy Fingers." Although
we cannot warmly commeno the play to our read.
ers in these times of sensational productions, Miss
'Fanny" makes the most of her part, and is evi
dently an actress of more then mediocre talent.
ter benefit is announced for to-night, when it is
h ped that she will "reap her reward" saone de
serving in literature and the drama.
BELLE BovY's )uAMA.TIC IRADINas.-T'ie cele
trated Miss Belle Boyd and Mise Mande St. Leon
were announced to give a second reading at the
National Theater, last evening, but omitted the
eLtertainment from want of patronage, there be.
ing not more than "a baker's dozen" present. It
li to be regretted that these ladies were not better
appreciated and patronized,as they need the kmd
a te. tions of the public as well as merit them,
ard should receive them in the future.
NoyEt':r C(rCEINT CITY Citul.--On Monday,
Tue-day and Wedcesday next Neyes's great circus
w:ll oter its varied attractions to the public of
Newv Orleins, holding its exhibitions at Tivoli
Circle. _ltirty male and female artists are to par
t:ci;ate, and trained horses and comic males will
perform for the edification of beholders. We c-l
the attention of our readers to Mr. Noyes's adver
tisement in the amusement column, and can, in
addition, sure them that the entertainments will
be v, ry apt to realize all that the manager's
promises there made induce them to anticipate.
C!·er Crrr TY MtSEI'.--Col. Ames and his
indefaticable aid. Doe. Chambers, never weary of
catering to the public demand for fresh novelties,
announce this morning that they have engaged for
appearance at their museum on St. Charles street,
that remarkable phenomenon, Chistine Milly the
t-vo-beaded woman who, nntil further notice will
give daily levees. The human frog, Mr. Richards,
may also be seen in his submarine performances
at I and 9 r. x., and at noon on Saturdays and
Mondays. The living skeleton, the bearded
woman, the female dwarf, the menagerie and the
rare collection of curiosities are to be seen as
FancY DRess AND MASQ'ERADE IBALL.-Mag
nolia Grove No. 1, U. A. O. D., announce a fancy
dress and masequrade ball, to be given at the Ger
man Company Ball, corner of Exchange alley and
Bienville street, on Saturday evening next. We
are indebted to the committee of arrangements
for complimentary tickets of invitation.
Gin. GRAnT'o Coui:sg.-A Washington dispatch
of the 15th to the St. Louis Democrat, says: It
should not be inferred from the language used by
Gen. Grant in his brief speech of Saturday that he
refuses to talk with his friends about cabinet ap
pointments. He does not cabll into his counsel the
great body of congressmen and politicians, but
there are gentlemen, both senators and represen.
tatrves, with whom he trequently speaks on this
subject. He has msde many inquiries in a quiet
way about the personal standing of various per
sons, and bhas asked how the appointment of such
and bnch men would be received by tho country.
It may also be said that while he ba been less
b, red by delegations than most presidents of late
years, he has been ready to hear the soggestion,
of those whose position Is such ma to entartle their
vewsa to weight as being the views of any con
siderable class of eitizens. It can properly be
is'rre.fsr the remarks he has dropped that his
cabineu ni meea_~&seap who stood stoutly
for the government during the nar; seame ise
strongly supported the congressional policy of re
construction since the war.
It can also be inferred that certain gentlemen
whose names have frequently been mentioned by
the president in this connection will not be called
into the cabinet, and in this class may be inclunled
Senators Sumuer, Wilson and Wade. The general
has a very high regard for Mr. Wilson, and it may
without impropriety he said that he ha signified
this regard lately in a delicate but unmistakable
manner. It is confidently believed, however, that
he will not tender him a cabinet seat.
The New Eneland member seems likely to be
either Mr. Motley or Mr. Iloutwell, and the
opinion of well-informed men is about equally
divided between the chances of these two gentle.
men. There is reason to warrant the assertion
that (en. l)ix was tendered the privilege of re
mainlng at Paris, and that he has declined theap
pointment for personal and business reasons, in a
letter exlreesing the strongest confidence in Gen.
Grant's devotion to the heat interests of the coun
DnE.Tm or PrEor. JAIs MI. I1 D.--We are
paireo to learn of the death of Professor James
M. Boyd, of the State Seminary, on the morning
of the ll, inst. Professor Boyd was a native of
Virginia, and was n the 36th year of his age. At
an early age he was graduated with distinction at
Washington College and subsequently at the Uni
versity of Virginia. During the session of 166 '7
he was proteasor of natural philosophy at the
-tate Seminary, and the following session assist.
ant professor of ancient languages at the jUnlver
sty of Virginia. Within the last few months he
resumed his chair at the Seminary. but a fatal dis
esce, to which he had been subject for some time
p t, as sunddenly cut abort his useful and promis.
tag career. Protessor Boyd had few superiors of
his age in variety and depth of learning, particu
larly m iho department of exact sclence, and his
L:gh c :aracter ma a gentleman won for him the
respect and confidence of a large circle of frlends.
He was a near relative of Oolonel D. F. Boyd, the
superintendent of the Seminary, and his wife, to
whom he was but recently married, is a niece of
oar late friend rand lamented fellow-ctitzen, Henry
Robertson, Esq. His family have our hearty sym
pathy in their sore bereavement.-[Alexzandria
Yesterday morning at 8 o'clock a special stage,
containing the people's commissliors to Wash
ington, left our aty for Brenham. Thedelegatioa
is oomposed of GUov. A. J. Hamilton, Col. J. L.
Haypse, Bo. W. H. Fleming, Judge M. L. Arm
stroeg, preeldent pro term of the eoveation,
Bon. F. W. Sumner ad Hoo. W. H. Poesy. They
will be joined on the road by Hoe. A. P. MoCor
mick. of Brasor, BoH . J. Belnte, of Bstrop,
obchrma of the commitee a edastiIe, Dr. B.
N. Leme, eoleetor of aternal revmwa for the
Ausl diWtrt, .ad Job Jdge James H.
Baik-.AustiaBblBnICEd , Feb. 11th.
.emeral *ahrmma as *l..a..rma.
Tbhe Aexandri Des o t of the 17th, says:
Lieutasaat-GeUeral Sherman, aooomplpatd by
his daughter mad CoL Daytos and lady, arrived on
oSunday eralag last e the ste5sr LaWwanaa
oand took lodglag at the le Honeo Hotel. We
had the pleasure of meeting him at the hotel
where many of his old Meads called on him and
talked over the scenes of foraer time On Mon
day the ,pseral visited the Slt Semintry, of
whib be was the firt superinutedemt. He took a
view of the groonds and beildia,s and lnspected
the class rooms as in old times when he was o
dutyas Its presiding oocer. We uederstand that
the general epressed himself highly gratified at
the floourishng ooendlto of the lastitution, so ably
managed by his old friend and colleague.
We are pleased to observe that Gen. Sherman is
in much better health than we expected to fnd
him. He shows rigns of having been handled by
father Time during the last eight years as unlpar
legly as the rest of us. We hope his visit to
Bapides has been a pklemsen one. He goes down
on the Stonewall to day.
PE=EMPTORY AND ATTRACTIVE SALE IY LouIS
Srmtx & Bso.-This morning, at 10 o'clock, those
indefatigable aectioneers, Messrs. Louis Stern &
Bros., will dispose of, at their sales rooms, No. 33
Magazine and 96 Gravler street, another select
and admirably assorted lot of boots, shoes and
brogans, comprising at least 850 cases of a fresh
arrival. This sale is announced as being with
out limit or reserve, and country buyers, together
with retail dealers, will ind the goods offered,
not only as extremely desirable, but may also
base the utmost confidence in all asuranres
emanating from this popular establishbment.
The Mansfield Times says the Methodists of that
town cortaemplaue building a large house of wor
ship. The Times also says it has reliable infor
mation that beds of iron and coal are to be found
is that vfelsity.
We have now a fall sseck of
BIbASONABLE MOURING GOCDS
EVERY DESCRIFTION, AND ATMODERATE PRICES.
N. B A new supply of 64 Black English Granadine at $2,
J. A. BRASELMAN & CO.,
585 and 588... agaetIe Strees...58S and 588
Corner St. Andrew.
STEEL BRUSH COTTON GINS.
We are Mtanfactarws' agents fhr the
Stafford Bulky CULTIVATOE;
Sattley Gang PLOW;
Oullett 8:el Brush 00CTTON GINS;
And bhae a large stoek of each on hand, which we are oelling
at very low ratest We .16o have on hand a full supply of
Ave PLOWS, Peaso . PLOWS, OClhIan PL)Wd. trinly
PLOWS. Garrett A Cottman PLOWn, Hall's Valley
PLOWS, James H. Ball's Cottoa and Eagle PLOWS,
ALL OTHER KINDS OF PLOWS,
Which we are selling at LOWEbT MARKET RATES.
THOS. B. BODLEY & CO.,
Dealers in all descriptions of Machinery
and Agricultural Implmesuta.
No. S Perdld street.
Look Out Haoasekeepers t
174- Canal Street Open Again.
Meser. Levi a Nara take pleasure to announce to their
frseos. Husebeepers. Restaurants. Barroom saed Steam
boats, that they have at last succ*eded in procuring the ser
vices of the wsllknown. energetic and poite .aleman. Mr.
Ern. OrrolE, ander whose auspiess they have re-caned
174 Canal a8seet. near Dryade.
Where the Largest, Best and Cheapest Steak of
CHANA, GLASS AND OBOCKERY WARE.
PLATED WARE AND TABL (CUTLEnRY,
TIN AND JAPANNED WARE,
WOOD AND WILLOW WARE,
STOVES of the beet Make In the Constry, esp.dlally the
"CoTrro P,.sT," all of which will be sold at ti old
max'm,* "OHEAP FOR oCAR."
QUICK 8ALES AND SMALL PROPTB.
Mr. Offner will M all times be found at the pest, and spare
no time nor trouble to show good, and coanvine wholesale
purchasers as well as retall, that they can buy the eherapat
LEVI &ic NAVRA'S,
14 Canal Street.
Wholesale Depot and Factory. 171 Porny near Carn
Tr.eausrer a OI#ce,
CITY MALL, NEW ORLEANS, February 13, LI86.
Netlee to Taxpapers.
In accordance with the provislous of Section 10th of the
City Charter, notice is hereby given to Taxpayers that the
Tax on It Btate PmesMal Property. etc., is doe and rayo
able at this flice on and afer the FIRST DAY OF MARCH
W. S. MOUNT,
15...............CEIARTSs STRE T ...............1
A. BEOUBBEAU a CO., Importers, ofer at low pries,
CAEPETINGO-lsg lla mi Ameriea, of all kinds; Fleoor,
Puroiture and Enamel OIL CLOTH; MATTING-1JO roll
China; 100 pieces Cocoa; WINDOW iIIADE; Table and
Piano C0vs; Orumb Cloth-Draget. Ida s ad Felt: Car.
talus-Lace, Rps, Worsted, Damashk, etc; Furnriture Cover
Ina--Inen and Cotton. striped; Cornies, Bands, Pin, etc.
Coal. Coal. Coat.
C er 2(51,.000 barrels of the BENT PITTTBUGJ and 410
t T o ITRABCITE COAL just receiverd f"d for ale
tmt, u aeevred along the Coattt above aa
below the cy by 'l a ngyLoad at the L. we
Market Price. pialattettogtlart eiemsiea.n
BOYD. WILMOT & CO..
t16 Poydrs street-Yard foot ri COlliuo.
Rice Plaet ere, attestteo .
CAROLINA SEED RICE.
Just Received and for sale:
theLlee "Benevesatm Golde. Seed rice.'
Direct from Chaeleen. O. Pepard xprpsly for
Rice Depet, 24 Petors street cornse Cusatonoruje.
PAYAN & ZEBAL,
Uder a Chareluotel.
Basa of .New Orteasae,
NEW OELEAN8d. FEB. 1, 180O.
LETTERS *P CREDIT.
The BANK OF bBW ORLEANS iMoes. LETTERI OF
CREDIT payable on the Principal Citiesl of oFrance ad
England. M. IAUUSTIN, Cushier.
BILLS OF EXCHANGE.
The BANK OF IBW ORLEANS draw· on TIMNE anad
at SIGHT Ln Amounts to luit PurcLsert upon
LONDUN. COGNAC, ORLEANR,
LIVEaPOOL, PAC. AVIGNON,
PARIS, TANKEB. T5OTRS.
BORDEAUX, TOULOUSE. POITIERI.
HA LVB BANC, LEB MANS,
MARSEILL~,8 BTRABSBOLEG, PERIIINEUOx,
LYOIS, MRITZ, LORIIMT,
St. ETIENBE, MULlOUOLIE IILLE,
NANTES,, TOURS. LINOGES,
AOOULEINE. AGUC. ST. JEAN D'AUGELY.
Aad as the Prinepl Cities of the Uniated States.
N. AUGUSTIN, Cashier.
J. 5. uepp, BD. Be &,
Attends to all omebsd eof tm DEmTAL PROPMBION
Offc and Reidese-l1 Baransetreet, uer Osal tr
. Newism. a .t e .Uae
seuseetsdns baedis - rehers,.CrnBin
co rscO 1111
LITSOGX.P PHIQý OrFwcý
C :c N T
No. 04 CAMP STREE'T.
The attentUo of the badness eommunty is nvited teo a
amuinati eon of the speclmeas o f liaoeArlaw eecrted a
this etal~ihmet, wtihb tor Is ef Desigp ad AretU e
Emz tios. o ma.t be exeolled either to thne cly or amy eth T
city in the United ates.
the OMe bas every facilty for the prompt exection
IACCOUNT SALES OF COTTON,
CERTITICATES OF STOCK,
LETTER HEADS, INVOICES,
LIQUOR LABELS., BONDS,
And in tact every description of work required by
MEBCHA>TS. FACTORS, INBURANCE COMPANIES,
BANES, ETC., ETC.
WORK INTRUSTED TO THIS OFFICE
EXECUTED IN THIS CITY !
Thus deltn away with the T~able And
Delm inlcurred Im kendlng ortor.
Prices will compare favorably with similr gOality of wer
executed to Moithern and bastern Cties.
No. N Omap treet, New Orleau.
The Best Platos
ARE MADE BT
PETERS, WsBB A CO.
Full aeortmenta juat received and for sale at Factory rates
A. E. BLACKMAR,
1a4 (Caal stmet. Opposite (brist Oburch.
" AuBsh ru L uss.esa aEa.s sec
We olm oar revlest thfor the peel of LANDED PRO
ratit=cm7 -s. - a vses. da
LIVINOBTOE, GIUBTOI & 00o,
.M~W' Orlea Peaotelce.
Trime of A vvrrai d DegPeetue( ot eale
Route 8001-New Otems to rasbisr, leaves day
Sunday) at 7 AN. . Arrive daily (Sunday excepted) by l r. I.
caut. 8002-New Orleans to Canton, departure daly,
Oleges at i:. ., Buudayat 1MM. Arrlves dllyasg
oute 800-New Orles to lt. Phrmtavlle, supplytag aD
the oasu oipened, departnro Monday at 3 P. a nd Friday at
8 A. . Arrive Monday atl Friday morning.
Iooto 8000--ew Orlesa. to OCrrolton, via Jeoreba Oaty,
depest. lMeday a Tirdy Mi . Arrive. Meada
andThrday at F. 3.
BHate MSS-New Oriean to Bur ISettlemeot Lowem
('oest, deprtureTuady and liday at I A. . Arrive. ea.
day and Thursday.
Boete W00-ew OtiSe.s to Mobita departre daily M .
.. mandayatIS m. Arrlvrredlyb" 8A. u.
ate 80107Q-New Orleme to Covington, La, departure
Monday emd Thraday at. . Arrive Tesady and Frg
oaute --1ev Odeae. to Algiers. dapartmre dai1 MS £
. Arrlvea daly by 11 L
oute Sti-eow on leas to VlcksLmg. supplyling ail tin
,a opsead to Vla-b ; arlo aRed BIvar ad (4)aa.
Parihea Departure Teday and Saturday atr. U
driver a Monday and Priday morning.
MWli for Lathe cct Tuediy and Thuradlay. as8 . I.
Saturdays at II1 A. N, P~ agoula, Saturdays at ·I1.
Malls for Glvetou, Bo.ston, Indimoia, an Anutate,
Beowville Brmes itlg via Nlew Orlenas ead O.eleaee
erlead. tesa rt N e. Sunday and ThredTy.
TarW of Feeoseg SDh Mexteo, Cub. Weet
' Oaddalocpe Martinique, French iand Dtcbh G(ufan, St.
locesnt'., ltL Lcia. St. Vinsm, Mrnlided. OtrndaSloea
Shalf o , optIonl.L
Oubs. WMeco, HaytiPorto Pme Mn, t hom ag~q
i Veneela, United States ef Colombia Engliah
aent half o., obligatory.
Bolve, ChL. Esadr-ad cent. half ee, oblgmtcey.
! ea .=e, P..tao,
i01rcsar a rated ahe k ap s, 6 i eade..
Belgium, swnerlad nnd Germany, **,. each.
Pranmce , nglad 4 nd Itay 12 ertne eeh.
wede.U ta v Ee Bhmburg 8 cent each.
etemd I, 1 via Nambur8 11 ome eah.
SOpea at 8 i'eek . M.; eloas atg 8 e..
naday. oa weneat a 9 'clecka N. ; eleggag lU N
PUCAING AND COLLECTING AGENCY,
,o. U EA TWENTIETE TrERET. NEW roRE.
AIres s s mhlwAzrng LmMUWWLVTZAL In.
eu Tr ne . area ele o t oIm r e S
a telreSmmisae ssere a c a
Sa e peyr Saede to
4 b 5. 6, UIEO6, FslaemL at a