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THE NEW ORLEANS CRES CENT,
VOLUCE XVIII. THURSDAY MORNING, MARCII 11, 1869. N
TK'E Oil NT'S DISPATCHES.
W I3IH1% GTON.
REFIGNATIO. OF DIX ACCEPTED,
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
r ualification c Attorney General Hoar
C[N, HATCH TO ýUCCEED GEN. HOWARD IN THE
The Tenure of Office Repeal Referred
to the Judiciary Cemmlttee.
ANTh ONY ELL('TED PRESIDENT PRO
TEM. 4)F THE SENATE.
1 hie Progiranane of the Session.
The Busteed Case--Valedictory by Rollins
INCREASED MAli FACILITIES FOR TEXAS.
Powers' Louisiana stalte of Wash
igtoon on Its Way.
TIHE 1IUSSIA N DELEGATION AND TIIE
WAStHINGTO-, March 10-Morniog.-The resig.
Dat? if (, Get. JiiI has been accepted.
The Senate coneviers the tenure of office bill
alter the morneng bour.
House bill a er. introduced providing for levees
in Missassippi aid Louisiana. and amending the act
providing for k prbvslional government for Vir
ginia, Texas aid ,iiesisaippi.
No developmentl regarding the secretary of the
treasury. Weathb bad.
WA.nIN(iTON, 1arch O--Evening.-In the Su
preme Court Ei.,rts introduced nil successor,
Judge Hoar, who r4 alifled as attorney general.
Mr. 8tewart a gfamily depart for New Ycrk
Gen. Hatch, col el Ninth cavalry, will succeed
Gen. Hioward in th freedmen's bureau.
The new secret.'tee are at work in all depart
ments except the >1eastry.
The two RCpuil ,cad wings committees from
Mitsissippi have *ad several meetings without
Sena/t.--The to tre of office bill was resumed.
The friends of reiesal struggled to put it on its
passage, bat it wa referred to the judiciary com
umittee by a vote of 3.1 to 25.
The bill strecg tening the public credit was
Ferry introducers a joint resolution that the act
removiig ineltgit e civil officers in Virginia,
Texas and Mis-iselyli shall not take effect until
thirty days after vl:r, passage of this resolution.
I:eferred to jtdiciar' committee.
A bill was introd:uced to pay loyal claimants in
the late rebelliourt ;.tates. It contemplates the
creation of three commlasioners to be appointed
by the president.
A very full caneo;. of Republican senators was
held to-day. A ntA, ny was unanimoeuly elected
president pro terl. ,t the Senate. They deter.
mined to take up ooky the following general ques
tions this seelon : l: peal of the tenure of offile
bill. the actlo stresrthen the public credit, redis
tribution of ban l:.g currency, reorganize the
oudcicary, enfore the fourteenth amend
nient, removal tf political disabilities, re
organize the na4y and the Georgia ques'
tlon. 'l'be motioni not to consider the Georgia
question this seaess,. received only seven aflimative
votes. Thayer. FLuuuds, Carpenter and Sumner
urged its immediat:. consideration.
LDuring the caucu,- pending the proposition to
restrict the bueine-u of the session, it'was resisted
on the part of the a uthern members on the ground
that legislation wai required for the settlement of
the claims of loyal c.ttens ; also that Sumner's
bill preventing inniadation of voters. etc., should
be passed. In adhtion they insisted that there
should be some geberal triendly legislation for the
reconstructed Btates, L order to create a better
feeling and that thety might understand that they
were not neglecte, by the other sections. Gen.
Abbott's bill creating a commission for the settle.
ment of the claitue of loyal citizens is suhbtantial
ly the same as that irtroduced by him last session.
Misapprehension bhving arisen from recent dis
patches regarding the Busteed case, the follow
ing from the official record is telegraphed :
Mr. Woodbridge, by unanimous consent, moved
that the committee on the judiciary be discharged
from further investlgation into the official conduct
of the Hon. Richard Busteed, judge of the United
States District C~urt of Alaosama, and that the
testimony alread taken be laid on the table.
T'he motion was staeed to.
burgeon Jo. ,jore huas been ordered to the
trbt military distr ' as medical director.
Col. Henry A. torrow relieves Gien. John S.
Mason in Texasu.
Iollinma made a ledictory in which he said that
the interests of thowesane had been saurifced,
that an unworthy olicy of reonoostruction might
be forced upon an onwlling people, that bad men
and bad women ha e controlled the presidential
nominations. Als' that the country has abundant
reason to believe tat the expectation of pardon
will not hereafter ~mulate violations of the rerv
The Supreme C ('rt is hearing argument on a
mandamus compelt og the collectors of taxes to
receive the issues ~,t feunessee banlks before the
The postmaster general has ordered a weekly I
mail from San i itomo, Texas, to -an Diego, to
connect with the dtly mnil trom St. louis to Fort
tnllll. Supt. Fic, in started Irom F'orCo'cho
with the matll, est4tlibh'ng stands along the roulte
on February let. He reached Fort Smith with
the mails on the 1th of February, distance ,;~
mUles. These arrqgements complete the great
overland tri-weekli mail by stages from pa An
tonio anld Fort 8 i'.h, Ark., to California, at a
speed of 1CO miles Zer day.
The ship James os ter left L.iverpool Docember
19th, and arrived . New York on Monday last.
Four ot the pas. gerns and twelve of the crew
died cf ship fever .uring the passage. Nineteen
ot the passengers ere stck with the fever. Tne
disease is attribute :i to the lung voyage and short
rations. The cour a are investigating the iatter.
Pae r's statue f Washingtou was shipoed to
day to G;ov. WaPrtoth, to be replaced at aston
The 'russisa del gation, owing to the immense
quais y ,f bonds jeld in Germany, take great in
teres' i the secre 'rynhap of tue treasury. They
say to-n:gh: that f inner is the man.
FROM t'ETERBURO, VA.
rItebltealn t tote Covenetoe ---Stermy
I''ra.seia, M,1rch .-The lItepublicanState
(CoIrv'Ion tn a' noon. An attempt was made
to declare Ti, , r4an anti-Wells man. temporary
chairman. 'lic ' tels men resisted, and a general
flght ensned arie';d tie chairman's stand. A
atr,,ng police tire-louterfered and separated the
Mayor Burgeps onpesred and made a speech in
tbehalf of peace. ,ie rival candidates for tempo
rary chairman t:,itwed, advocating fores. An
other row easeu'd when 'he mayor ordered the
policeto clear thL ;ball, which was done, and the
delegates were scattered about the streets.
After the steruly scenes of the morning the
mayor announced hat the convention would reas
semble at the atritan Cnurch.
In a abort timete the delegates were assembled,
and the disaordtcrl ycnes were renewed, but the
mayor gave pernal supervision, with a police
force, to the or jmstion, whclah was effected
after much ex .t cnt.
Jenkins,. a Wel man, being chosen temporary
chairman, the ce ention adjiorned till10 o'clock
1 t* '.t te n t .y a telegram was re
te ived from Gov. Bullock, of Georgia. desiring a
harmonious convention and the renomination of
RrICHONn, March 9 -The Bupreme Ldge of
Knights of Pythias assembled In annual sessiqn at
Covenant Hall this morning. Representatives
were present from Connecticut. New York, New
Jersey. Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Dis.
trict of Columbia and Virginia.
Reports were received from all the above
named Stays, also California, Nebraska and
The reports of the supreme chancelor, Samuel
Read, of New Jersey, and the supreme scribe, C.
M. Barton,of the District of Cloumbia. were read.
ehowing a membership of over 50.000. with 250
lodges and eight grand lodges. $7627 9S, as a
widow and orphan foond, is now in the treasury, as
shown by the report of the supreme banker, Wm.
During the past eight months $4311 64 have
been expended fcr relief. Subordinate lodges
have on hand the sum of $64 729 S1.
The session will continue four days.
I he Isaarreetteal - Talk About GOrat's
HAVANA, March 9.-Several skirmishes are re
ported in the Sagas district.
Many reports are circulating regarding Grant's
intentions regarding Cuba.
HavaNA, March 9.-Later Meclan advices re
port the people dismayed by the number of exe
cutions and a feeling of horror at the butchery so
freely expressed that Juarez ordered a suspen
sion of executions everywhere in the republic.
Negrete was not entirely routed, but is reorgan
izing his forces. Eacobedo defeated the inaur
rents m Tamaulipas.
The Spaltlh Cerses, Ete.
MADRIt, March 10.-The (ortes is stormy.
The Republicans attack the ministry bitterly for
their monarchical proclivities. They demand
that the Duke de Montpensier be deprived of the
marshalship. Prim replied that Montpensier I
couldn't in justice be deprived of the umarshal.
ship. Admiral Lopete created intense excite
ment by saying that a monarchy with Montpeno
s:er was better than a republic. Serrano made a
conciliatory speech, saying that the constituent
Cortes was omnipoteLt regarding the form of
government ard the ruler, and deprecated vii
tence by the lepublicana as impolitic and un
The minister of finance favored free trade and
advocated imnediate but gradual customs re
FROM SOUTHWEST PAlS.
FnTrtiWST PAte, March 10-Noon.--Barome
'er 30:2x,. Wind westerly. Arrived: Steamships
Vicksburg. from New York, Borton, to G. A. Fos.
dick & Co: St. Mary, Bourne, Galvestor. to C. A.
Whitney & Co.: bark Prima Donna. Perkins, fifty
five days from Messina, with fruit, to A. F. Coch
rane & Co.: schooner Constance, Asnot. six days
from uatan., fruit to order. ,ailed: Steamship
Yazoo and ship Gertrude.
borrvnwsrT Pass, March 10-6 r. u.-Barome.
ter 3;.JO. Wind N. WV. and light. Arrived : -hip
Expounder. Irvin, forty-six days from Liverpool,
salt to Lovell & Bailey; steamship Pacific at 2 P.
i., Hunter. Cardiff, to F. Schroeder & Co. Stil
ed : Steamships Bavaria, Harlan and Concordia,
and ship Lady Clarendon.
LIVER NWSW .
Lonscvtr.i., March 10.-River swelling, 6 feet
G iroot e water in the canal.
ST. Loris, Msrch 10.-River stationa-y.
Vice-stasno, March 10.-Passed up: John Kil
g ourat at 3 r. M.
CaIRo, March 10.-Passed down: R bt. b:arn:
no: I ommonwealth, Julia and Great RFpu'bhc.
The Ruth is again afloat. The Thompson Dean
leaves tonight. River fell 3 inches. Weather
clondy and windy.
MaMPlna. March 10.-Weather cool and clonly.
Fiver falling. Passed up >: reve. tF'orsyth, West
moreland, Loinsville and Indiana: down lRich
mond and Swallow.
Mrm , March 10.-The Appeal's special
front Litle Rock says the Arkansa. Legislature
passed the railroad appropriation bill, emnbracting
hid for all roads save the Memphis and Little
Ara; eia, March 10.--A quantity of tobacco
woe i fred here yesterday at the South Carolina
railroad depot by the United States commissioner
for viotation of the revenue laws. The tobacco
a as consigned to a merchant at Savannah.
Lornoo, March 10.-Noon.-Securities un
Lit saroor., March 10-Noon.-Cotton quiet;
miduling uplands 12.d., Orleans 12:d. Sales 10o.,00
bales. Bombay shipments since last report 60,000
bales. Corn-old 31s., new 27s.'6d.
LIlVRIPOOL, March 10-Afternoon.- -Cotton quiet.
Sales will not exceed 5000 bales.
HaVRE, March 10.-CottJn opens quiet, both on
the spot and aloat.
I. Vnarsot,L March 10-Evening.-Cotton doll.
Midding uplands 12(.12 d.; middling Orleans
,. 1'4@l2,d. Sales Nto bales. Torpentione :ls. d.
Loulso, March lO-E-vening.-Consols I2j!l@3.
Bonds easier at 82. Tallow 4Ga. 3d. Sugar easier;
on the spot 3!s. ;d.; afloat 2:s. lid.
BIAVANA, March .--Sugar steady, No. 12 '.
S:trling exchange 1tl".11 premium. Federal
gold Ione @li ~ discount, short * premium, cur
rency 0;@J discount.
saw Yogn. March 10-Evening.-Cotton s.
lower. Sales. 950 bales. Middling uplands 2.-,.
Flour still favors buyers. Wheat declining. Corn
very scarce and firmer. Western mixed 960.;
Jersey yellow i96@7c. P'ork :0o 12*. Lard firm.
Whisky I50. Groceries quiet and dull. Freights
dull. C'tto, steam 3.
Nti YtsR, March 10-Evening.--Muscorvado
sugar L4612-c. \Wo\oIl quiet, Texas 31c., Cali
fornia .;rg,.IJ .
Maauv.r, March 10.-Cottna irregular and nom
nal: middling uplands 27:<*2". Receipts 371
bales. Exports 14nJ bales.
LorIs.IL.s Meroh 10.--8a.e 133~ b t tooo
at 83 20159 50. Perk $31 50. Lard ljoe. Bacon
-shoulders 14c.; clear rib sides Iijc.; clear sides
17,c. Bulk shoulders 13c.; clear rib sides 16c.:
clear stia l~. I. . hisky 92c. Flour-super
thine l3 .t,~/. Crn Cm 2r, ;5c. Oats C2~';Sc.
ST. Iiir , March Ilt.-Soperiine flour $3C@
I i. \\heat$t 7o(~l 7;. Corn 6S5870o. Oats
I 46;Gtc. Barley 2rg2 :13. Rye $1 30l@1 32.
Whisky 92c. Pork $.;i ?23'l 10. Bulk sides
SI-jh1tL6c. Bacon ahbuldJrs lz'.: clear rib
I;4c.: clear sidls 17c. Lard l8@loc.
CIsCINIATI, Mart-n 10.-Flour dull and uo
changed. torn t c. Oats 6tci. Whlisky t2:.
l'cirk $31 30. Lard s1c. Bulk meat. and bacon
CntAcr.o March O10.-Flour S-5;T 50. Wheat
t1 1:((l 17. Corn 6,;.Q@s: . Oats o:j. Hye
1 lCitL 2o. Barley i1 83. High wines t0O.
lork $5t3:tir u 23. Lard 18@lSc. Bulk shoulders
honls, March lo.-.otton in fair demand;
easy. L.ow widdling 2';.(@27. Sales. 500 bates.
Receipts, ?13 bales. Elxports yesterday, 1071
bales; to day. 2575.
Ove To-Dav.--This evening at 5 o'clock, rain or
shine, the A No. I aide-whesl Red River packet
Selma, Capt. John Koans, taes her departure for
Jetlerson, Shreveport and way landlngs on Red
River. The Selma provides first-clam fare for
vtrvelers. while her cabin acoommodation ts on
snrpassrd in every particnlur. Go on board early
and secure rooms fcr the trip. Mtesrs. Hamilton
and org are the attentive clerks.
Walter A. Smith, who is Hon. C. Delasno'a old
law partner, has been appointed solicitor of the
revenuoe, vice Biackley. It I said Mr. Delanoo
de his acceptance o the office of commissioner
of internal revenue contditional poen the appoint
ment of Mr. Smith asu seoitor.
It is stated that several boxes of guineu of the
colonage of George the Third have been recovered
f· cr the 'ttsih frigate Hus·sar, suck in the East
I;: 17: l"-3..
The New Orleaes keboel of Medlelte.
The commencement exercises of this institution
will take place on Tuesday next at the Lyceum
Hall, commencing at 1 r. o. The Valedictory on
the part of the faculty will be delivered by Prof.
iem. Logan, M. D., and that on the part of the
clans by Mr. Alfred 8. Gates. The committee of
invitation,to whom we are indebted, consists of Dlr.
W. Brickell, for the faculty, and Messrs. B. W.
Burns, T. M. Stone. A. G. Irwin, E. Melan. . . R.
Butler, and E. B. Hines for the class. Like all
other commencements of the School of Mediione.
it will undoubtedly be an occasion of rare enjoy.
ment to all present, We notice that the musical
interluodes will be performed by the orchestra of
the Opera House.
0. D. X A.
The following are the officers of the Orleans
Dramatic Relief Association for the coming year :
J. N. A. Wilson. president; Frank Shaubut,
vice president; J. P. Children, secretary; Geo.
W. bolt, (re.elected) treasurer; Chas. F. Back,
(re-elected) assistant stage manager.
Committee on Cast-J. Seveiges, V. C. Porch,
B. L. Brown.
Committee on Finance-Jamas Mat, Jr., J.
Sc erek and L. B. Clark.
We learn that during the month of April this
s'erlirg association will give a performance for
the benefit of the Societe des Eufants de Marie.
The New Neutral Orouad Xatesaad-I-r.Jale.
iean by Canal Street Froperty Haiders
All of our readers must have beheld with
r phteop indignation the preparations which have
been grfnm on for some time back to lay another
track down on the Canal street Neutral Ground.
and have witnessed with much sorrow the disfigure.
went of our principal street by the uprooting of
the trees and the tearing up of the fitg-stones
which formed one of thesidewalks. It seems that
some of our citizens, property-holders on Canal
street. have done more than feel badly about the
loes of Canal street's beauties, they have acted.
Flebruar7 27th last, Messrs. Fred. W. Tilton, Peter
O'Donnell, Michael Gernon, August Bohbo, and W.
H. l.etchford & Co., petitioned the Fourth Dis.
I riot Court to enjoin the Canal and Ciaiborne Street
l:asload Company fIrm further work on their
railroad, alleging in substance that the neutral
ground has by immemorial usage become vest
ed as a property in the citizens of New
Orleasu to be by them used as a pleasure
ground, and that the City Council has no
right to donate it to the use of any company for
business purposes: that the original donation to
the New Orleans City Railroad Company was
illegal, but that the petitioners said nothing about
it because public convenience was greatly furth
ered by the railroad there built, and because a
sidewalk on each side was still retained: but now
the Canal and 'laiborne Streets Railroad t'omp·
ry propose to tear up) the sidewalks and uproot
the trees, and thereby entirely obstruct foot
travel on the Neutral (round, besides disfiguring
the street; that if such a thing is allowed it will
be a public and private nuisance, and it will ma
terially decrease the value of the property which
the petitioners own on Canal stleet, which was
bought before such an alienation of the Neutral
(;round from its rightful purposes was contem
1 he railroad company answer that the ilea that
the people of New Orleans have any vested rights
in the hentral Ground for a pleasure grouad Is all
moonshine, and that they are carrying on their
work by virtue of an ordinance of the Common
Council, sod not only ark that the injunction be
di-"olvid. tut hint very broadly that they will
claim damages against the enjoiners for loss of
time and naoney caused by the injunction. The
answer wa. filed yesterday. and the matter is now
in abeyance before Judge Theard.
The (arendetet (anal--Mult agaInst the City
On March 10th, last, Louis CGagnet, lessee of
the Carondelet ('anal, filed a petition in the Fourth
I'istrict Court, stating that he is the lessee of the
Carordelet Canal; that by the terms of an act of
the State Legi-lature, approved March 10, 15s5. it
was enacted that "alter the expiration of five
years from the final passage of this act the c ty
corporation sl-all be prohibited from draining into
Ityou St. John; and should said city continue to
dauna into said bayou rter the expira'ion of the
term aforeasid, then only uton due indemnity be
i.:g made for any in,.ary which shall be made to
appear to result therefrom, ebid iLdeiulty to be
determined by three experts, to Ite appoiuted one
by the city corporation. one by the compan7. aid
n te by any of the district judaesof New Orleano;"
that the city has drained into Bayou St. John from
March lo, lst;o. to March 10, l', ; that he, (;agnet,
has sustained damage to the amount ,f $1010l per
,i.otn in that time, the dredging costing $1000 per
mouth, and the revenues being decreased because
of the fetid smell of the water, and because it
affects the paint upon vessels which m y navigate
the canal, and be cause the odor pr,'vents travel
upon the shbellroad. Mr. Gagnet further stated
ihat he has appointed Louis Ihie, civil engineer,
as his expert, and has notified the city to appo rt
one. but that the council has refused tr, take any
nation. He therefore prayed the court to appoint
an expert who, with Mr. Pille, if the city still re
fuses to act, shall adjudge the damages due him
by the city. Judge Theard granted the prayer
aid appointed Mr. Henry Bezou as an expert to
act with Mr. PSlie in the adjudication of the darnm
ages due to Mr. Garnet. Mr. J. Livingston was
attorney for plaintiff.
Seizure oTf ('Sars ad C'lsarettes.
Two seizures were reported at the Custom
House yesterday. One by inspector J. H. Jaml
son, of four barrels of cigarettes while being car
rled ashore front the steamship Beautfort at Al
Liers, by parties unknown: the other of eighteen
boxes of cigars, seized t!i possession of paseen
gers on board the stearoship Yezoo, by Inspectors
Solomon and Kennedy. Netiter of the vessels
are implicated by these seizures, it being a not
unfrequent occurrence to find passengere who,
unfaniliar with the customs regulations, bring
over lrom Havana cigars. etc., for their private
use. The law prohibits importations of this kiud,
in packages of less than three thousand, to be
entered on the vessel's manifest. The confisca
tion and sale of the property seized is the extent
to which the taw is enforced.
Gov. Warmoth has made the following appoint
ments since the last issue of the Cass< gRT:
Members of toe Bureeau of Immigration: Dr.
Jamnes O. Noyes. Gen. Cyrus Baussey; term, six
years. Louis othneider, A. I). Grief : term, four
years. Ed. Gottbiel, V. O. King: term, two
years. Goveranor Warmoth and Mr. D)eLarue,
president of the thurman ootlety, are ex-officio
men.baers of the board.
ie govewnor as mies esee e e faewua
An act to provide a revenue for the support of
the State of Louisiana and the manner of collect
lig the reme.
An act for the relief of A. P. Field, Simeon Bel
den and BI. E. Chancey.
An act for the reliet of H. A. lrew.
An act relative to testimony in opep court.
An act authorizing - Finll to diamberit his
An act for the relief of the Orphans' Home.
An act smendatory t an act incorporaung the
town of Grcesaburg, in tre parish ofdt. Belena.
Joint resolution instructing senators and repre
sentativea of the State to procure the aid of Con.
gress in constructing the New Orleans and Ship
An act relative to the preservation of certain
records of the parish of Orleans.
Au act for the relief ,f II. I,. Lynch.
An act relative to the Nicolson pavement.
An ast grantng additional powers to the au
thor ties of Shreveport.
An act amendatory of an act relative to the
organization of the district courts.
An act extending the jurisdiction of the Third
District Court of New Orleans.
An act amendinog the charter of Veimilionrlle,
parish of Lafayette.
An act creatlnlt a recorder's court in the town
The general appropriation bill is not yet signed.
the governor will return to the Senate, at the
next session, without his signature, Senate jpint
reusouteon grautitir extra compensation to clerks
and emplo. ,a of both houses.
Accidein to an Ralge.
The record book at the third precinct, Jackson
squasre, police station, contains a police report to
the eect that Vigilant Fire Engine No. 3, while
on its way to the fire which occurred on Basin
street night before last, fell into the dhtch across
the street corner of Rampart and Ursulines
streets. The accident is due to the absence of
the bridge over the ditch. and which is supposed
to bare been stolen by -.me person unknown.
heveral ether vesetr a aŽ a!iso r:ar~c *. have
tumbled int:o the ditch. We have net asoertained
the amount of injury sustained by the sufferers,
baut learn that No. :"s machine, as well as the
driver and horses, have not gone unscathed. The
police are striving to ascertain who are the guilty
parties in this gross piece of neglect.
Robbery of aliver.
Madame Pablo, residing at the corner of Poy.
Bras and Howard streets, has reported that be
tween nine and ten o'clock yesterday morning,
during her absence at trarket. her house was ec
tered and robbed of the following articles: One
solid silver soup ladle, one silver preserve spoon,
four silver teaspoons, three silver soup spoons.
three silver forks, (all marked "P. 8.") two
plated teaspoons and one pair German sliver
sogar tongs, (no marks). There appears to be no
ciue to the perpetrators of the robbery.
About 4 o'clock yesterday morning a fire broke
out in the second story of the kitchen of a two
story brick building at the corner of Tchouoitou
Ils and Julia streets, occupied by Mr. Reinhardt.
It originated in the leaving of an ash-pan upon the
floor, whereby a hole was burned through the
planking, through which the fire dropped to the
ower floor, seerehiag the ameante plee but dotag
no further damage.
About 8 o'clock last evening a fire alarm was
sounded from the fourth fire district, being turned
in from the box corner of Erato and Magnolia
streets. It weas caused by the burning of a don
tle frame cottage at the corner of Clara and
Melpr mene streets, owned by Mr. Jenckes, who
occupied one half of it, while in the other half
I:red a Mr. Freedson. though temporarlly absent
with his family. The entire building was des
stroyed, as was the furniture of Mr. Freedeon,
t at of Mr. Jenckes being partly saved. The
flames next spread to the adjoining building, occu.
pled by Mrs. Broderick, and partially destroyed it
also. Mr. Jechkes was insured in the Mar
chants' Mutual lnasurance Company, but to what
amount was not reported. The fire originated in
the explosion of a coal oil lamp, the third from
that cause within the two nights past.
Nearly a Fatal Aeeldeat.
On Tuesday evening while a tiretnan was run
ning along Canal street, towards the fire on Basin
street. he stumbled and fell just as he reached the
curve of the track turning from Rampart street
into Canal street and lay with his head and shoult.
ders across the track. A car was just c 'ming up
snd the man was nearly beneath the male's heels
when the animal taking fright at the red shirt and
fireman's hat, swerved violently to the outer aide
of the curve, thus retarding the motion of the car,
The driver meantime had put tih brake down
lard and succeeded in stopping the car just as It
was about to touch the prostrate man. It was
certaloly a narrow escape and that fireman has to
thank his red shirt and flreman's hat for his life.
The Exteasion Ratlroad.
The process of pottr g down the Nicolson
along the extension track on Canal street attracted
yesterday a numerous crowd of curious observers,
who watched with evident interest the gradual
progress of the work. the shaving of the wooden
blocks and the nailling of them into their places
in the road-bed; while, close at hand, stood the
huge cauldron of smoking pitch, hot and murky
as a vision of Tartarus.
The removal of the telegraph poles, iron posts
and chains, and other obstacles to the line of the
track, have been accomp;ished as it were by
magic within the few da,) past.
About 4 o'clock yeste day afternoon a man
named .lack Lane fell from his cart, while pas~lng
along )ry~dcs street, at d snstained injuries wb:ch
are pronorunced serious. He was conveyed by
Officer Carl to his residence, on the corner of
Float and Thalia streets.
An affray took place on Julia street, about I
o'clock yesterday. between three negroes, one of
whom, Morris Cottwell. was badly en upon the
head wib, a cotton hook. Officer Tom Dowie, of
the Fourth District, who happened to be passing
,e a saw the affray, arrested the other two. ltbt.
Bibbe and John Blobinson, and brought them to
the First District station. Cottwell was taken to
a drug store, where his wound was attendad to.
I' ! Aving proved all but :mpossible aftor several
unsuccesssul efforts on the part of the former
Lou-inta brate Base Ball Association to effect a
meeting, the Crusader Blase 11ll1 Club, early last
me i'ith. issued a call to deleg Ites from the various
clutbs to meet f rthe purpose of reorganizing the
association. They met about ono mouth ago, and
a vote being taken on the subject of reorganizing
Sw as lost. thereupon a motion was made and
carried that the delegates present form themselves
into a new association to be stayled the boi.i.
asa -rate Base Ball Association, and to which
any club in the State may be admitted. The con.
sttutlton and by laws of the former association
were adopted, with a few amendments, among
which are the following : That no delegate be ad
rnitted to a membership in the association if
under twenty-one years of age : and another es
tablishing a standing committee of five to be styled
the judiciary committee, who will settle all difi
culties among the different clubs in the associa.
lin. and ahose action shall be final.
'he tcl'owicg officers were last evening elected
for one year at a meeting held at the house of
Columbia No. 5, viz :
Mr. Frans Green of the Southerns, president.
Mr. H m. F. Tracey of the Lone Stars, vice pres
MIr. Fwd. lIeynolds of the Crusaders, secretary.
Mr. 31. A AIeyn of the Crusaders, treasurer.
The names of the clubs represented in this
association are as follows :
CO usader, R. E. Lee,
Lone -lar, Comet,
Wast ingktn, bouthern,
Pehlcan. Graham. (Ist U. S. A.,)
A tlantic, Fearless.
The next regular meeting will be held six weeks
from yesterday. T'Iere is expected meanwhile a
lively rivalry among the diftfrent cldba during
! il present reason. A prize belt is to be put up
ly Mr. (Gogarty of Camp street, to be awarded to
the bert runner; distance 300 yards. There was
aloi a committee of three appolnted last evening
to wait on the F'ir Ground comolmittee to effect
a rangements tending towards putting the ground
in tit condition for the game.
W'e are indebted to Mr. Tracey. vice president,
a' d Mr. McEnany, secretary J,'o ter., for valued
t ,u ors.
The Twealtv-.fourh Iraatry.
The Twenty-fourth United 8tates Infantry.three
hunie alung, ag. ad under command of Brevet
C I. N. A. Mhi. ludley, arrived from Vicksburg
( wh re its headquarters have been for two years
.tmi on thie steamer Frank Pargood yesterday
uiorlorg, and sailed again, at 8 o'clock in the
Tripp. for Galveston and interior stations In re-x.
as, where, it is rumored, they are to relieve the
companies of the S-venteenlh Infantry. The
touck and stores of the regiment follow on the
s'ermshbip Agnes, which was to sail during the
nightb The filiers of the Twenty-fourth are. N.
A . D:dley. brevet colonel, mIsj ,r commanding:
Capt. Jas. l;idale, brevet ireutenant colonel,
Iapt. T. B. Norton, brevet miajr; L. Cat.
iUi, brevet miajor : Capt. C. -. WIod, b:evet ma
Jr: A. M. l'r fn, captlitn; W. C. Beach,
rirst lieutenant: John Whitney. iast lieucteant;
Jhn Ii Hynes, flrst lieutenant : E. W. Wallace,
tret lteutenant : W. U. Cory, first lieutenant; i..
lMatile, second Iteute;ant : J. H. Benham, second
S!euvensot: W. J. Whrn, assistant surgeon;
Eben Swilt. brevt brigadier general, surgeon:
Ira Qutoby. tirst lieutenant: Peter E.iaels, ftirst
I, utenarnt: M,resendorft first heteulat: it. 1'.
Warren. tbrt lieutenant: D. i;. Taylor. se:ond
utenant: L,. Clase. second lieutenant: G. L.
r.ow, second lieutenant.
The only arrest made in the Fourth District on
Toreday was tat of Thomas Wa\oh'h, 7 years of
agc, who stand* chareid with crokenness and
the hencus crime of ranging door-bells and
Special officers Dumas and Bonlloes yesterday
arteste, by virtue of a search warrant, Mrs. Mary
Rodless, on ltmpart street, between Gi;trod and
l.afas ette, chargieg her with having fraudulently
obtained from the boarding-hboose of Mrs. Perry,
on Baronre street, in January last, a trunk con
tainirg wearing apsparel. etc., valued at $300, be
longing to _Cat i. C. Riordao. Rbe wasrelesed
nrder $t1(0 bonds to appear on Wednesday next
'Ihe property mentioned was found by the oficer
in Mrs, Rodiess's possession.
W'e. Carter and Witfleld Madison, two colored
boys, were arrested on Cypress street yesterday
morning by Officer lteilly, upon acharge of fight
ing and disturbing toe peace of the schoolhouse in
specisl officer Hralitba about 9 o'clock last
nicht arresed at the ' I,,-mrack' saloon and con
LO. at 'L Se:"u, ,. .':i:t staton B. Petrie,
alias Jones, cs a charge of being a dangerous and
ruspicious character and a fugitive from the
Workhouse, whence be is said to have escaped
somae time ago. Until recently. meanwhile, he has
been absent from the city.
iseetall eeaa Items.
The temperature yesernay, ea .now. by the
thermometer at C. Dchamel a, 111 Canal street,
lately corner Bienville and Chartres streets, was
as follows: At 6A. . 57 degrees; 12 . 62; 3
P. M. 64 ; r. M. 63.
UNIrrTED TAT DISTRICT CocUr.-ln the case
of Justo Garcia y Leou vs. T. Wharton Collens,
Judge of the Seventh District Court et ale. a de.
dcee-o n was yesterday rendered by Judge Dorell:
" It is ordered and decreed that the demurrer be
sustained and the bill dismissed with costs."
The second of the great wine cases which was
commenced on Tuesday, weeas yesterday continued.
On Tuesday, Messrs. Marshall, Courie and Green.
wood, English experts were examined for the
government, as was also Mr. P. Winfree of the
Custom House and Mr. Duasat, inspector. Yes
terday, the claimants, Oscar Bercier & Co., had
Messrs. Carriere. Banchard, Caveree and Coete*o
rie, all well known importers of this city. on the
stand. But little of the wine was brought tnto
court and the quibbles which badel been raised at
the hust trial, regarding the capability of the wit.
nesses to judge, were dispensed with, the atten
tion of the court being principally directed to the
I. gal points involved and points of evidence.
The amount involved is 500 cases. The attorneys
for the government are 1)iatriet Attorney Morgan,
E. C. Pillings and Randell'Hunt; for the claim
ants, Whitaker & Whitaker, and for the collector
and surveyor of the port,,Mr. Judd. The case will
con:e up sgain today, when the argument will
probably be made.
An appeal has been taken from Judge Dorell's
decision in the first of the great wine casee.
Fornvn DISTrICT CocUr.-Mrs. Lily M. J. Ben.
jsmin and her hu.baud Jas. K. Benjamin, yester
day brought a suit of f.O000 damages agalnst the
New Orleans City Railroad Company, oo;the
e-:onnd that on the lI;rh .January last, while Mrs.
Berjamin was getting out of a Canal street car, at
the corner of Dauphis street, the driver started
toe car before she got well off the step, thereby
cansing her, by the fall, a serious illness, and
damaging herself and husband in loss of tins
sld health, and in money spent for physloian's
services and medicinea, and in mental pain. to the
amouet of $dt00. Lacey Butlouer for plaintllts;
defendants to answer.
FISTr DISTRICT COURT.-Thos. S. Sernll yes
terday applied to this court for a mandamus, to
compel the city treasurer to pay to him $63,000,
for certain warrants against the city which he
bo!ds. These c 'neist of $2:.731 in controller's
warrants, $22 90G in registered bills, which bear
Interest at the rate of seven per cent.; $4,50 in
jury warrants, and $11.645 in certificates of Ie
debtedness, bearing seven per cent. interest. Mr.
Surrill is a broker who has accumulated these doo
n tents and now seeks collection of their face
v due. The case is fixed for Monday next, 15th
lost., at 10 A. M. Bays and New for plaintiff.
R-.cORDIR GASTISEL'S Co'aT. - In this court
very little business was transacted yesterday, the
recorder being unwell. The following cases were
called up and continued: Martin Tillomer, charged
by Thornton Stewart with assault and battery, with
intet to kill: Alexander Dabbons, colored, on
Bienvlle street, charged with being drunk and in.
terfering with and assaulting Otlicer Hardin in the
:rcb3hrke of his duty: Alfred Collins, colored,
cFarged with assaulting and abusing Offer G.
Howard in the dishbarge of his duty; Josephine
Johnson, colored, charged by Officer John Don
^-y with stealing sixty dollars from a house on
B, rgundy street, between Customhouse and Blea
v lie, was remanded to the Parish Prison to await
Tom Robertson, accused by Special Officer Jas.
KiLg with felonionuly appropriating to himself a
t isiet box valued at $5. a porte-mounate valued at
$1 60, a pair of ear.rtng vratee at Ste, the prop.
erty of G. Mersal, was also remanded. The prop
erti is alleged to have been stolen at the fire
whlch occurred on the 6th, on Royal street, near
S8. Ann street.
The Fetr for the Ienefit of the Gmermat
Prtestaant Orphan lpaleam.
'after's buildings were again filled last even.
iog with a crowd, which though it might have
been larger, was still sullicient in numbers and
liberality to assure to the managers of the fair
quite an increase to their treasury. The attrac.
tious of the precious evenings, far from having
decreased, seems d to have doubled, and all the
visitors, judging from the many expressions of
te ir pleasure, were more than satisfied with their
evening's entertainment. lnt atiU there were not
enough people there last night. The object of
the fair is one dear to evety charitable heart, and
should find special approbation in these of our
German fellow-citizens, and to them, therefore.
we particularly commend the fair. Let it meet
their hearty support, for to their benefit it more
Our reporter has again to make his acknowl.
edgments to the Crescent and Star table-a
table of two luminaries, either of which is of itself
sufficiently bright to illumine any man's life, and
to the little Welcome, where he met a welcome
larger than the stand itself and as great as the
hearts of the ladies who preside over it. May the
receipts of both tables multiply.
The world is old and the world is cold,
And never a day is fair, 1 said.
Out of the heavens the sunlight rolled.
The green leaves rustled above my head,
And the sea was a field of gold.
The world is cruel, I said again,
Her voice is harsh to my shbrrinkg ear,
And the nights are dreary and full of pain.
Out of the darkness sweet and clear,
There rippled a tender strain;
Rippled the song of a bird asleep,
Thast sang in a dream of the budding wood;
0O shining fields where the reapers reap,
iOf a wee brown mate and a nestling brood,
And the grass where the berries peep.
The world is false, though the world be fair,
And never a heart is pure, I said.
And lo ! the clinging el write arms bare,
Ibe inn cent gold of my baby's head.
And tbhe iep or a chlndish prayer.
Artivals sa the Pretmetlwl etels.
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The Northern I'aclfic Railroad having failed to
get a subsidy from the government, now pro
i .es 'o go to work on its own bonds, backed by
the original land grant. It is proposedl to cut a
canal trom ot.o Boulder to C;lear Cruet, Colo
redi. at a c,.t ,f $1=- C00. A large number of
,ew mills wcu' tht.' ihe Fat in opcr'iun.
Tas OPraa.-After several days of Interrnption
the periormancese t the Opera House wil be re
somed tonlight. The comicte opera of a " Mid.
summer Night'sDream," sad Olaebach's charm
ing operetta, " Fortuono' BSong." will be sung.
should Mr. Picot be suffciently recovered.
" Faret" will be performed on Saturday. with our
first tenor for the first time in the part of Faust.
Van Hoffen, of course, in that of Mephistohh~les.
r. CIataLes.-Mrs. Lander gave last evening
her third performance of " Marie Antoinette," be
fore a honse none too well filled for an entertain
ment so fall of attractive merits. Of the repro.
sentation, we can bat repeat our remarks pre
viously made, that the cast of characters is good,
ard the play, itself, put upon the stage with ex
cellent costumes and mountings. Mrs. Lander re
pats " Marie Antoinette" this evening ; and to.
morrow night, on the occaselon of her benefit, will
slapearu u Queen Elizabeth. It was she who 6eSi
appeared in thib character in Bnglish, after the
Riatori .furore, playing it in Washlngton for the
first time. with Mr. Charles Pope as susex. Sinoe
then she has won deserved encomiums in the Im
personation. had it I. with no little pleasure ofas
ticipatios that we look forward to her appearanooe
In the character of the virgif queen to-morrow.
TnH VAnismis Tutavas.-The "Lncashire
Las " was played lest night to as audienoe that
was more than an average one-and with all he
thrilling scenes and stage effects, was rendered
with the usual care and vigor of the Vaileteis
troupe. To sight it will be repeated, and will, we
presume, draw alargehouse. To-morrow, weare
glad to notice, we are to have Sheridoan's adm
r-ble comedy, "The Scohool for SBoandl." It
will be a treat.
SPALDING & MANINrwo' MIrwrsTn.L.-Tht as
nouncement of the first performanooe to be gives
by this company drew together at the National
Theater last evealug each a throeg as must have
ea at a thrill of satisfacton to the managerial heart.
An additieal attraotiveaes was perhaps gives
the occasion by the distribution of one hundred
gifts, consisting of provisions, clothing, books,
etc., to those i the audensoe holding numbers
identical with those drawn from a hat by a blind
folded boy. The minstrels themselves nlclade
quite a number of artists already familiar to the
New Orleans boards. Fred Shaw and Ned Banker,
both old favorites, are amonog them, and so, too,
as leader Ie Mr. De Berger, who was once wont to
entertain patrons of the Academy by his humor
and vocaliams. A great feature of the programme
were the feats of ventriloquism and legerdemain
by Mons. Duverni, while Mr. John Schneider, with
his violin, executed the "Carnival of Venice" is
artistic style. "The Statue Blanche,or the cualp
tor's Dream," a sketch including Miss Loulsa
Shaw and Ned 8baw in the principal parts, coo
cluded the entertainments proper, after which
came the mirth provoking distribution aforesaid.
The entertainment will be repeated this evening
and every night until further notice. There is
about the company a dash and sprightilness which
commend it to amusement seekers.
AcADEMY OF Musrc.-The "Brave Girls of the
South" and the " Female Forty Thieves" are to
be repeated this evening. Misses Belle Boyd and
Maude St. Leone appearing in each, and imparting
to their respective obaracters an interest and life
which oannot fail to render the entertainment
doubly as attraretive as it would be without them.
eastor's benefit last evening was not attended so
numerously as either we or the beneficiary would
have wished, although the house was fair. Ralph
did a good buslsees as Ethiopian delineator be
tween the plays, and by the way in turn comes in
for his own benefit to-morrow evening.
Causcan Crrr MusrarM.-Col. Ames, ib his
efforts to provide for curiosity and amusement
seekers a pleasant place of resort, meetn, we are
pleased to And, with an ample support from the
public, for daily at almost any hour now the visi
tor will find the specious museum on St. Charles
street lively with visitors. The two-beaded wo
man, Christine Milly, give. daily levees, and Mr.
Richards. the man-frog. peaforms at 7 and 9 each
evenin and at noon on Saturdays. In addition to
these the visitor will find ofiered for his inspecties
thousands of curiosities, animate and Inanimate,
animal, vegetable and mineral, all of them worthy
Lrcatr HALL.-The spontaneous movement
now being made in our midst toward the rebuild.
ing of that time-honored lnstitution of learnlog
recently destroyed by fire, the Spring Hill Col
legs, near Mobile, Ala.. finds sympathy on all
sides, among poor and rich. The cease of edu
cation and of charity go hand in band in the case,
aid we are oertain that the very many among us,
now grown men. who In their early days have, at
that pleasant, picturesque retreat, been moulded
into the ideas and habits of manhood, will not fall
to respond to the generous appeal made by Mrs.
Dr. Webb, who, on Saturday evening, at Lyceum
Ball. is to give a reading, " The Beauties of Hope
are the Victories of Life," one-half toe proceeds
of which are to be donated to the object men
tioned. We hope stnurelt to see a crowded at
tendance, and cap promise our readers th-s %%.
entertainmentwill amply compensate them for the
good they will be doing.
Prarwo HILL COLLKaG ENTEaTAINMsNTs.-The
efforts of the friends of this essentially Southern
institution which it is proposed to rebuild on a
scale that will afford better accommodations for
the instruction of the youth of the South, are
meeting with much sucoess. The first entertain.
ment will be a sacred concert of the highest order,
to be given at the Jesuits' Church on Baronae
street to morrow evening, under the leadership of
Messrs. Calabrisi and Collignon, and will consist
tf Rossinl's atabat mater and other gems of reli
gions music. The second entertainment will take
place at the Opera Bouse on Wednesday next.
Doe notice of the programme will be given. We
thank the managers for an invitation to attend.
Tun V1LOCIPrDn SCHOOL Is still open every
day and evening and still atracts quite a number
of pupils and spectators, both of which are in
creasing. We notlce.that Mr. Lorting, finading that
the noise made by the machines disturbed the oo
cupants of the stores beneath, hea put down a
layer of sawdast and on top of that a new floor,
whieh seems admirably adapted to the veloci
pedee. The school is well worth seeing and we ad
vise those of our readers who have not yet beheld
it to lose no time is spending an eenilog at 166
Canal street. We will guarantee a pleaant time.
AN AFFUCYIIO fcus-mKiasiing a Wi/f lWhile
D)ling of Ilydrophlobi.-Mr. Eckerson, who died
ot 'hdrophobtaat paddle river, hbad to be held by
five or aix men, and during his lucid intervals
begged to kiss his wife, who was very ill in sa
other part of the house. Just before his last
dmredal is he pleaded so pfteously to kiss her
once more before he died, that, riskig the conse.
quesoes, tbe leek her to his bed. The dyintogr
man carefully wiped the tro'h from hi face, and
compreesiag his teeth tightly to prevent
any of the poisonous saliva exodtoing from
his month, kissed the lips which he had
so often pressed in love and affection, and then
resolutely turning away, after bidding her adleu
forever, relapsed into a dreadful paroxysm sad
died. The man who kept the dog which bit Mr.
Eckerson, after knowing that it had been bitten
by another mad dog a week before Mr. Eckerson's
death, gave him fifty dollars uas compensation for
the injuriss sustained, and persuaded Mrs. Ecker
son to sign a paper of release from further claims.
The neighbors are very indignant, and talk about
clubbing together to carry on a suiot agamst the
owner of the dog on behalf of the widow and or
phanos. The neighbors think that the very least
Mr. Hopper can do is to pay off a mortgage of $700
resting on the Eckerson place, and they threaten
a lawruit if he does not lift that mortgage.-[Tren.
ton (N-. J.) American, March 5.
The overland mails, both ways, are still de
tained by the snow. On the Union Pacific Rail
road, at the crossing of the Rocky and Wasatch
nmountain ranges, the blockade extends two boun
dred miles, and ti all eastof Salt Lake. The ('en
tial Paerfic trains, west of alt Lake, are making
regular trpe. No detention of more than 12 hours
has occurred during the winter. The track of the
Central Pacific road has reached the lUtah coun
try, and i graded, with the exception of a few un
inportant points, eontinonsely to Ogden C('ity,
whebre it is expeted the rails wi ll be aid in May
There is at the foot of the Green Mountain, in
Yancey county. . ortl Carolia, near the resi
denace of Mr. Wm. Gardner, and only a few paces
from the road leading from Burnsville to Ash
ylle. a rock some nine feet in length by four in
width, elevated three feet at one end and one foot
at the other, abovheth suorrounding earth, dipped
to southwest 8 or 11 degrees, havirng the tracks of
various sa imas-cows, dogs. bears, deer, etc.--eo
--nmustahably mrprinted in its surface that there
can be no mistake as to their genuineneu. The
soothern end of the rck is li*~--'y covered with