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LWI.TERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
DIb DU'A n is respsble for nonete of
viws eapreseed n the communleaton
tb's head' but no communlcations will
d e oept hfrom respoosible parties.
. IVU ANWD Na R R MArTTIRS.
IC"dor Democrat-As far as I can gather
r u0 Congressional reoords, and from va
Stelegrams from Washington, the pro
llt condition or things as relating to the
land reservation of our harbor
to beas fo ow
In the river and harbor improvement bill
to the lower house of Congress by
Committee on Commerce, not a single
was appropriated to the harbor of New
°)r and we are now informed that this
I. no longer open for amendment.
its the fact that during the sessions of
Iltee on Commerce, offioers of the
BSttes engineer corps, and a part of
Uted States navy under direct orders
Wablhngton, were actively engaged in
survey and examination of our harbor,
furter, despite the fact that the Mayor
this city had on two occasions commoni
with our members of Congress on this
werbject, still the interests of New Or
seem to have been completely neg
ot "some one has blundered" there is no
ranbt, Its 1eminently In order now for our
ished representatives to rise and ex
itso not, however, the purpose of this nrti
to indicate to whom the responsibility
iihould attach, but rather to suggest the
nran§ of remedying, so far as passible, the
i ef already done.
lf- Weare informed that the only course now
qen to us, which gives a promise of success,
" to secure a favorable amendment when the
"E nue bill reaches the Senate, and we have
a.-suranoes that when that occurs our repre
arm°tatives will be active and vigilant. A
Stovorable amendment being secured, the con
.brrene of the House btromes necessary.
r. the event of a difference of views between
4,.i two houses, a committee of conference
"uTuld more than likely be the final arbiter.
The necessity of the work recently pro
by our Board of Engineers is so mani
the injustice of our total exclusion from
s. beneflts of the appropriatlion bill is so
g, and the interest in the protection and
tion of our commercial facilities so
read and general that we should expo
no very grave difficulties in securing
Is Congresseloal consideration even at
late day. But to accomplish this imme
action is necessary. Not action In the
acannels of resolutions and memorials to
lch we are so addicted, and which we know
ý sad experience to be so ineffective but
ot on In the direction of strong and vigor
" eas personal appeals not only to our Repro
tes but to every other member of
who represents a constituency
ra-her directly or indirectly interested in the
Sestervatlon of this harbor. In no other way
,an we make the knowledge of our neoessi
~Les and the justice of our claims so apparent
e appreciated as to compel attention and
The question then is, how can this desir
a.dble result be effected ? By pursuing the
.o rse usually followed by other commercial
*~mmunities in similar cases. By sending to
.'Washbngton properly accredit d, a delega
. ion specially and souldy charged with the
ay-.ecutiln of the object we have in view. A
e.osegy.tlon in possession of all the facts, fig
g and data necessary to a proper and
a. ,rible presentation of our claims. A ddclga
eA to act in concert wift the Reprtsentatwses
M. this Stale.
What would be the cost attending such a
lsslon? I put it at $1000 as the outside
' "The city has recently expended $V500 in the
gwtosecutlon and completion of the preli
.P: ary work of examination and estimate,
and there Is but one expression of opinion as
. to the wisdom and propriety of such expendi
, If immediately following the report of the
. 'lord of Engineers no effort is made to so
.iLe the appropriation which they report as
raisolutely necessary to protect and preserve
tr harbor, what can we expect from .tional
slation hereafter ?
Three members of our board, Gen. Weltzel
sai dMajors Benyaurd and Howell will dis
..rse within the year nearly $1,000,000 appro
. 1ated on their own estimates and reports,
-a.d by the very bill from which we were ex
;. ded. Yet New Orleans receives not a
.enny. Comment is unnecessary.
That the agency of special appeals to Con
V is efficacious the recent visits to Wash
of delegations from Galveston, Vicks
" urg, Memphis, Pensacola and other neigh
o ring ports, resulting as they did in liberal
.1Proprlations, afford ample pioof.
if ouroommercial corporations are d abarred
ty their constitutions, or otherwise, from
tilong action in the direction proposed, what
Is to prevent the members from acting indi
, vi.ldu y? Is the sum of $1000 of suflicient
magnitude to embarrass a commercial me
tropoils like this? Does not the gravity of
~ar interests warrant the expenditure?
If we would avoid danger from the river: if
We would establish the precedent of having
our port considered in the list of national
beneflciaries; if we would preserve our pres
ant, and increase our future commercial facil
i-es, let us act vigorously and at once.
Let our citizens come forward and second
the laudable effoits of our city government to
secure that which has heretofore been denied
, but to which weare so justly entitled.
Sfor one, will cheerfully contribute to this
A Ver7 TheroeaUak and Interesting Paper,
Cnatalin a great store of Facts.
iN. Y. Triblae.]
WABsINGTON, April 15. - Representative
Debleicher, chairman of the Sub-Committee
ai Foreign Affairs, to which were referred all
suestlone bearing on the relations of the
-nited States with Mexico, has completed
Ie report on which he has long been engaged.
It will be submitted to the full committee and
to the House in a day or two.
The report is divided under the following
smned heads: (1) Mexican border troubles,
ea~ting of cattle raids from Tamaulipas,
-with al.escription of the country and a his
_a of the raids; estimates of the extent of
e stealing; reports of murders and other
riomes connected with the raide; a description
t the people on both sides of the border, and
adiscussion of the policy of our g)vernment
In regard to them. Under this head the In
dian raids are also referred to, their character
described, and the measures for the suppres
alon discussed. A brid reference is also made
to the late San Elizarie murders. (2) The
Free Zone. (3) Extradition. (4) Protection of
American citizens in Mexico. (5) Commercial
'elations. (6) Recognition.
Mr. Schleicher's conclusions may be briefly
given as follows:
First-He thinks that the United States
innot consent that the rights of American
clitens, so far as they are affected Iv our
relations with Mexico, mand least of all tthe
protection which this government owes to its
own eople shall be dependent alone upon
ety stipulations, except such stipulations
as will admit and ae litate such protection as
eur government itself can give. The short
t sme of comparative peace now enjoyed on the
border is, he says, due to the presence of our
troops and to the order to croses in pursuit if
soesesary. The number of troops, he thinks,
ahould not be reduced, and this order, which
alone has given efficiency to our defense,
should remain in force until such treaty stip
ulatlons shall have been made as will lead to
the same result.
Second--ie advocates the adoption of some
-mode under which the actual loss of our citi
m~ss shall be ascertained, and by which Mex
Jco00 shall indemnify them for the losses for
whleh that government is responsible.
Third--He recommends the abolition of the
Fourth-He recommends that some ar
ragremnet be made, either by an ameudment
the presentextradition treaty orotherwise,
ty means of which the punishment of crimi
l al can be secured, whether they be residents
Oiesride o theborderorthe other. Buthe
w~ldagrree to no reciprocal rules which re
elwm nhiroApdooat . citens tobe
the same time secure adequate compensation
for the exactions they have hitherto suffered.
Sixtj-He concludes, with regard to the
effect f commerce upon our relations with
Mexico, that although it offers no immediate
remedy for present troubles, yet that it will
be the most powerful agency in improving
the condition of Mexico, in stimulating legi
timate and honest industry and in putting
down anarchy and lawlessness.
FINANCE IN THE SENATE
Four Proposteons Asreed Upon by the
Coeamitte on Finance.
IN Y. Tribune.]
WASHINGTON, April 14.--At the last meet
ing of the Senate Committee on Finance, all
tihe members except Mr. Dawesbeing present,
the committee instructed Mr. Allison to pre
pare a bill ooveringfour points of the financial
legislation which it has concluded to recom
mend to the Senate.
These points are, first, directing the Secre
tary of the Treasury to accept legal tender
notes at par in exchange for 4 per cent bonds
authorized by the funding act of 1870. On this
question the committee was unanimous.
Secondly, authorizing and directing the
Secretary of the Treasury to receive legal
tender notes, after July 1, 1878, for customs
duties. On this the vote stood as follows: In
the affirmative, Messrs. Ferry. .Jones, Allison,
Wallace and Voorhooes-5; in the negative,
Messrs. Morrill and Bayard--2. Mr. Kernan
did not vote.
Thirdly, repealing the following, which is a
part of the resumption act of 1875:
"And whenever and so often as circulating
notes shall be issued to any such banking as
sociation so increasing its capital or circu
lating notes, or so newly organized as afore
said it shall be the duty of the Secretary of
the Treasury to redeem legal tender United
States notes In excess only of $300,000.000, to
the amount of 80 per centum of the sum of na
tional bank notes so issued to any such bank
ing association as aforesaid, and to continue
such redemption as such circulating n,'tes are
Issued, until there shall be outstanding the
sun of $300,000.000 of such legal tender United
States notes, and no more."
On this the vote stood.: In the affirmative
Messrs. Ferry, Jones, Allison, Wallace and
Voorhees-5; In the negative--Measrs. Mor
rill, Bayard and Kernan--3.
Fourthly, construing the resumption act to
mean that the legal tender notes redeemed
alter January 1, 1878, shall be reissued by the
Secretary of the Treasury and not canceled
and destroyed. On this the vote stoc.d 5 in
the affirmative to 3 in the negative, as on the
previous proposition. The committee did not
decide how great a volume of legal tender
notes ought to be kept permanently in circu
How the Mexicans Treat Citizens of the
IN. Y. Herald.]
Accounts from the Texas border show that
recently there have been few if any incur
sions from the Mexican side. Members of
Congress who have the subject of our rela
lations with Mexico under consideration, say
the delay of our government in recognizing
that of Mexico has produced an improved
condition of affairs on the border; but that
that government has not yet done what is re
quired by our own as a perrequisite to re
cognition. One of the most serious causes of
comiplaint is that our citizens are not pro
te eted from forced loans, while British and
Fiench subjects resident in Mexico are, it is
said, not subject to such illegal transactions.
It is related that our gov,.rnment was some
time ago so much gratified with an invitation
extended by an officer on the frontier to Lieut.
Ward to join him in an expedition after ma
rauders that it instructed Minister Foster to
thank the Mexican government for this act
of friendship, but before our Minister had an
opportunity to carry out the instructions the
Mexican government condemned the act of
its officer and expressed its purpose to punish
him. It is also stated some months ago
when our Consul at Acapulco was treated
with gross indignity, an apology was exacted
from the civil authorities at that place, but
the Mexican government repudiated the
apologg and censured those who made it.
Notwithstanding such things there is gener
ally a friendly feeling toward Mexico, and
the hope is expressed that she will remove as
far as able the present obstacles to recogni
RE UM TIOL.
Programme of the Senate Finance Comn
WAsHINoTON, April 14.-The exact position
of the Senate Fina;ice Committee upon the
bill to repeal the resumption act, and upon
questions affiliated to it, is undoubtedly this:
The committee, with two exceptions, will re
port against the House bill, which provides
for an unconditional repeal of the resumption
act, and will report a substitute emoodylng
the features epibraced in the four points here
1. Four per cent bonds shall be exchange
able for legal tender notes at par.
The vote upon this proposition was unani
mous, with the exception of Dawes, who Is in
Massachusetts and did not attend the meet
2. Legal-tender notes, on July 1, 1878, shall
be receivable for custom dues.
The vote upon this was 5 ayes to 2 noes.
3. That section of the resumption act which
provides for the retirement of 80 per cent of
the circulation shall be repealed.
Upon this the vote was 5 to 3.
4. the resumption act is to be construed to
mean that legal-tenders shall be reissued after
redemption, January 1, 1879, and shall not be
Upon this the vote was 5 to 3. The com
mittee did not decide as to the total volume
of legal-tender notes to be kept outstanding.
Senator Allison is to embody the points indi
cated in a bill, and to report to the committee
Mr. Potter's Plan of Dealing With All
Claims Against the ~evernment.
IN. Y. World 1
WASHINGTON, April 14.-There Is a general
feeling in Congress that the bill of Mr. Pot
ter, of New York, or one of a similar na
ture, providing for the reference of all claims
against the government to some court or
commission, ought to pass. The number of
claims every year continue to increase, and
ere long every committee must be burdened
by them. Even now it is found impossible
to act on one-tenth of them in a session. In
the Committee on War Claims alone in the
House there are 1200 claims pending, being
more than one-fourth of the bills introduced
in the House. Although the Republicans are
making a great cry over the allowance of
claims by a Democratic Congress the facts
are against them. The war claims reported
favorably by the Republican Forty-third
Congress exceeded those reported by the
Democratic Forty-fourth Congress by $800,000.
It would be a measure of immense relief to
Congress and the country if the claims busi
ness were taken to a court or commission. In
fact, all loyal claims in the South are now
examined and'adjudicated by what is known
as the Southern Claims Commission, and
there seems to be n6 good reason why they
should be excepted.
The negroes are to hold a convention in
Charlotte, N. C., on the 16th of September
next, the object of which is to petition the
law-making powers of the country to restore
the whipping-post for stealing and other
grievous offenses. Stephen McCorkle, a col
i ored man, is at the head of the move, and he
says there will he delegates from several of
the Southern States.
Grant is sometimes considerate. He knew
that the Sultan was hard up, and he contented
himself with an Arab steed of dapple gray.
Had he visited Turkey at some more aus
picious time he would have expected a more
BSoNDA ExcasION oN T~a JacxsoN RAIL
ROAD.-Only one do far to MoOr mb tity and re
tm n. Leave New Orleans at 7a.m.; arrive at
New Orleans at 10 p. m.
Three per emnt disesunt en States taxes
peatt Ia Aapl.
- UM --
14:: .2: Cmd"= .Tt a
1N HOUR WITH TUm DrPARTED AND
AN INTERESTING INTERVIEW.
What a Demecrat Reporter Saw, Heard
and Felt In Mpirit I and.
It cannot be denied, even by its worst ene
mies, thatSpiritualism is making rapid strides
and many converts both in this country and
in Europe. As a religion it has many mil
lions of followers in the United States, and
their number is so rapidly increasing as to
excite the attention and surprise of even the
most skeptical. The leading journals of New
York, Chicago and St. Louis have lately man
ifested an extraordinary amount of interest
in this subject, as is evidenced by the col
umns of matter devoted to it, which appear
in their daily issues. A reporter of the DEM
OCRAT thinking an article on Spiritualism
would Interest the citizens or New Orleans,
bethought himself of an invitation extended
him, and yesterday visited Mrs. Eldridge,
who has the reputation of being one of the
two most noted mediums in the world, and
who is now on a professional visit to our city.
Repairing to her residence, No. 193 Cam
street, a hearty welcome greeted him at the
door by Col. Eldridge, the husband of the
lady, and he was introduced for the first time
to the medium. We can well imagine the
potency of this little woman's influence
upon the minds of her visitors, for her very
presence disarms you of all such thought as
trickery or deception. Dressed in a neat suit
of black, hair arranged with simplicity, her
manner all Ingenuous, her features fault
less, eyes black and gentle, one wouldt natu
rally conclude that, "if this thing" be of the
Devil, Col. Eldridge, as well as his majesty,
has shown, to say the least of it, exquisite
taste and good judgment in hIis selection of
an instrument to pro agate their designs.
Our reporter, after the int reduction, at once
commenced to take a mental inventory of the
furniture, expecting to see all sorts of hidden
traps and machinery, but nothing of the kind
was visible. The apartment contained only
the ordinary furniture of a bed-room, with
the addition of a small cypress table, which
stood in the centre of the apartment. Our re
porter plainly told the medium before the sit
ting began that he was a confirmed skeptic,
having, in his varied career as a news
paper man: attended many seances
all of which had eventually turned
out to be the most unmitigated frauds.
Mrs. Eldridge smiled contidently, and re
quested our representative to examine the
table, which he did carefully, and found, after
a thorough examination, nothing concealed
or fraudulent about it. The seance then com
menced by the medium taking a common
schoolboy's slate, placing it on the palm of
her hand, and then pressing it against the
under part of the table. No p,.ncil was used,
but almost instantly tapping and rapping was
heard and the scratching of a pencil, as if
some one was writing on the slate.
The reporter then asked, mentally, if the
spirit of his brother was present; affirmative
taps were given, and almost instantly the
slate was thirust from under the table with a
message and the signature of the reporter's
dead brother written upon it. Astonished
and mystified at the first result, our reporter
asked a second test, and this time the spirit
of his father appeared, and afterwards
those of various old and warm friends who
had long since departed this life. The con
versations were principally about private
matters, and in consequence will not be de
tailed here. During all this time the room
was flooded with light, and there was no ap
parent possibility of trickery being practiced.
For nearly two hours this conversation with
the spirits of the departed was kept up, and
information of great importance to the repre
sentative of the DEMOCRAT was imparted
his mother even writing her name, afac simile
of her own signature, accompanied by words
of advice in her own handwriting upon a card.
Flowers were asked for and were brought
in great profusion-roses of various kinds, in
numbers, and a large branch of a wax gera
niulum. At various times during the silting
the person of our reporter was lightly touched
by spirit hands, and once he was so firmly
grasped that he came very near jumping up
from his seat at the table. Every motion of
the medium was closely watched, and
there was absolutely no chance of
fraud being practiced during any part
of the sitting. To say that our reporter was
absolutely mystified and dumbfounded wihl
but slightly convey an idea of his feelings. He
had never even dreamednf things so unnatural,
and had he not seen with his own eyes no hu
man power could have convinced him. It is
easy to understand how these manifestations
could be accomplished in a darkened room,
but with the glorious sunlight stream
ing in from three windows, illuminating
every nook and corner of the apartment, it
most certainly passes comprehension. During
the sitting of our reporter several well known
and pron-inent business men called, and he
learned it was their daily custom to call and
procure advice from some departed friend
or relative before engaging in any large busi
ness transaction. The advice so given had, in
every instance, been promptly acted upon,
and alwa. s with good results. As Col. El
dridge, husband of the medium, is regarded
as a representative man among Spirit
ualists, from the fact of iis own
personal worth and intelligence, and the
nigh social position long held by his family in
Tennessee, as personally known by our re
porter, he thought it might be a matter of in
terest to obtain from him such views as are pro
pagated by Spiritualists. We give the result
in his own words.
Reporter-Col. Eldridge, how long have you
believed in Spiritualism?
Col. Eldridge-Since 1864. In this way: We
(the Confederate army) were holding Atlanta,
Sherman's army all around us, and continu
ally reminding us of his presence by sending
explosive messengers into our midst. It was
then about midday, and in perfect conscious
ness and understanding these circumstances,
that my first visitant 1rom the spirit world
made her presence Known. It was my daugh
ter that I saw, and conversed with as natu
rally as if she had been in human life. From
that date I have never questioned the fact of
spiritual existence after "life's fitful dream,"
and their ability to return to us here.
Rep.-Let me know something of Mrs. E.'s
Shistory as a medium.
Col. E.-lt has been now just two years
since the first manifestation of mediu'uship
was made through her. It occurred, and
much to our surprise, in this way : We were
both engaged at the time in thoughts en
tirely outside of spiritual matters; the first
manifestations were accompanied by raps
made on the desk in my room. I was readiing
a law book and my wile was reading the New
York Ledger when this most eventful mo
ment in all our life's history occurred. We
regarded that as a call from the spirit world
that we have obeyed. We were told our duty
and have both conscientiously endeavored to
do it-she as a medium for spirit manifests
tions and I as a lecturer, to enforce and incul
cate the truth and philosophy of Spiritualism.
Rep.-What do you nmean by that?
Col. E.--I mean the fact of spiritual commu
nications and the harmony of their teachings
with the highest intuitions and hopes of rman
as to the status and condition of the next
Rep.-What is your creed or belief?
Cod. E -Creed? Why we have no creed.
We ignore and despise (excuse the word, but
it can be betst expressed in that way) the very
word. There are already hundreds of these
enslaving and debasing systems of man's
make, all of which are discarded by the spirit
world. They are within themselves inharmo
nious, and heaven is all harmony.
Rep.-But have you no theology whatever?
Col. E.-Oh, yes; God supremely and man
Rep.--. that all?
Col. E.-What more do you want? Jesus of
Nazareth taught only that?
Rep.-Jesus Christ; what do Spiritualists
think of him?
CoL E.-Gently and lovingly of Him, but
we do not defame God, the Almighty, and
plain common sense by deifying him as God,
as our elder brother who bore the sins of hu
manty unmtal the prfesthood killed him, who
tsngatand desmosisatrd by great medium
a > ipp 1g~bO
power, did many mighty works. We believe
Rep.-But whao, of the atonement?
Col. E.-I re.ard it only as an invitation to
sin-a blank ~chck if you will, to be filled and
presented day by day for any and all sins we
may choose to commit. The doctrine is per
nicious in the extreme; as everysoul will ind
that as it soweth "so shall it also reap."
Rep.-Your views are certainly clearly ex
pressed, but they appear as if you would Im
ply something akin to Universalism. Is that
Col. E.-Yes, and largely so. I do not en
tertain an idea that any soul will be eternally
lost. Repentence is not confined to the pres
ent state of existence, nor is God's infinite
love limited to us in this life. If I am con
scious as I am immortal I shall even be per
mitted to repent anti turn away from sin.
Rep.-What of hell?
Col. E.-I am satisfied that it implies slm
ply a condition not a place. This subject,.to
gether with the duration of unhappiness, has
been recently well stated by Canon Farrar
of Westminster and is sofar greatly in accord
with the conditions of the future life as expe
rienced by Spiritualists. It is only a matter
of time when all churches will accept this new
version of the truth. A new translation of
the Scriptures will fix all this, and much be
Rep.-How do you stand as to numbers ?
Col. E.---We may be set down in America
safely at six to eight millions. Spiritualism
to-day encircles the globe, and numbers
among its open and avowed believers and ad
vocates many of the most cultured scien
tific and holy men of the age. We think it is
to revolutionize the religious and social insti
tutions and governments of men, and this
will be effected by its silent influence upon
the creeds and systems of the present age.
It will enter the congregation aid the pulpit
of all denominations and harmonize them.
R.p.-What is the fruit of your own and
wife's labors in this field ?
Col. E. - It has been very satisfactory to us.
Here in this city we alone have an immense
work. Hundri (is of good citizens, and some
of the mnost influential in the city, have vis
ited my wife and received spiritual commu
nications and tests of identity from the loved
ones. We wUil soon go East, but expect to
return in the fall and permanently locate in
Rep.--Do you feel that you are guided and
attended for good purposes by your spirit
Col. E.--I feel perfectly assured of this.
Every promise made us by them has been
fulfilled both to our interest and happiness
and we doubt not, if we are faithful, thley will
ever aid and help us.
The representative of the DEMOCRAT, after
thanking the Colonel for the courtesy ex
tended to him, went his way thinking. per
haps, Shakespeare was right, and that there
were stranger things in this life than were
dreamed of in our every-day philosophy.
TIlE RACES TO-DAY.
This afternoon sport will be opened at the
Louisiana Jockey Club course, and the pros
pects are good for a good day's racing. The
first event will be a hurdle race of mile heats
over four hurdles. This is a novel feature in
hurdle racing hero, and one that we cannot
but think will meet with the sanction of our
turfmen. In excitement, and as a test of the
horses, it in no way compares with the two
mile dash over eight hurdles, and why the
change from that style is made it is difficult
to say. For this race are entered Redding,
Dolgasian, Risk and Jim Hinton.
The second race will be for the Pickwick
stakes mile heats, for three year olds, with
$400 added, and the starters will probably be
Capt. Erhard. Kelly's Pat Malloy colt, Mary
R. and Fred Rice.
The day will close with a two mile dash for
a purse of $350, with eight starters--Henry
Owens, Ambush Verdigris, L'Argentine
Belle of Topeka, ,tudge Hancock, Zephyr and
At the sales last night over Hawkins'
Saloon there was quite a large attendance of
lovers of horse fleshh and for a time the bet
ting was spirited. Ior the hurdle race the
following were the prices brought: Redding
$100, Risk $84, Dolgasian $82, and Jim Hin
For the second race Cottrill's entry and
Fred Rice brought $108. Capt. Erhard $34,
and the Pat Malloy colt $24.
The third race entries were sold as follows:
L'Argentine $100, Typhoon $60, Ambush $44,
Judge Hanrcxk $20, Verdigris $16, Henry
Owens $14, Topeka $10, and Zephyr $6.
There will be sales of pools to-day at
The signal service telegraphic reports from
other points, dated at 3:43 p. m., give the tem
perature as follows:
Cairo 770, Cincinnati 73, Davenport 69, Du
buque 72, Galveston 77, Indianola 78 Keokuk
71, Lacrosse 72, Leaveiworth 73, Louisville
75, Memphis 77 Nashville 70, New Orleans 80,
Omaha 65, Plttsburg 76, Shreveport 76, St.
Louis 75, St. Paul 67, Vicksburg 84, Yankton
(D. T.) 60, Augusta 71, Corsicana 85, Key \Vest
79, Mobile 81, Montgomery 74, Savannah 71.
(Corrected daily by L. Frigerio, No. 50 Chartres
Friday, April 19. 8 a. m. 2 p. m. 6 p. m.
Thermometer........ 76 85 79
Barometer.......... 30.00 30.00
Prevailing winds-South and southeast.
The tournament yesterday was well at
tended, and at both the afternoon and evening
games the lookers on manifested their appre
ciation of the sport by frequent plaudits.
Antoine and Redon were the contestants in
the nineteenth game, the following being the
score: Antoine 5, Redon 2.
Boul and F. Maggioli played the twentieth
game. The odds were four to one on Maggi
oil, but Boui, playing a grand game, won by
a score of 5 to 4, and the old man was happy.
Coste vs. Vallofft was the call for the twen
ty-first game. After a good game Coste was
declared the winner by a score of 5 to 4.
Hillburn and Hubbard played the twenty
second game, which proved an easy victory
for Hillburn. Score, 5 to 2.
Blanco and Boui played the twenty-third
game, and a grand game it was, and was won
by Blanco by a score of 5 to 4.
The programme for to-day is, at 1:30 p. m.,
Coste vs. Cazere, Abndle vs. Curtis, and at 7:30
p. m., Maggioli vs. Maggioli, Curtis vs. Hill
burn, Goodman vs. Coste.
THE FOURTH OF JULY.
Even as early as this we begin to hear of the
preparations making for the celebration of the
coming F .u th.' It is probable that several of our
military organizations will visit Mobile and the
watering places between that and this cl :. aond
those that remain will parade our streets. In
e'vic circles numer us dinners at lloyt'. and
Miguel's at the lake are planned, w:ils the
boat clubs will get up excursions for the ladies
in their barges.
If the day is not celebrated with all the pomo
and panoply of other days, it will certainly be
an enjoyaule one in a quiet way.
EASTER SUNDY AT THE JESUITS'
Prof. Collignon's choir, aided by many ama
teurs, will give Beethoven's immortal mass in
D. Before the sermon Dietsh's "Veni Rane'e,"
end at the offerto y, hlummel's grand "Alma
Virgo;" solos by Mad. Comes, Mesrss. Cassard.
Met-ye. Krebs and tepetto.
We have seldom seen a more classic selection,
and, under Pref. Collignon's able baton, tihese
masterpleces will be executed with rare ab lity.
The re igiou- ceremues,always so impressive
at the Jesuits'., will be more so this year, and
doubtless the church will be filled to overflow
SBoDAY EXCURaION ON THE JACKSON BArL
EoaD.-Only , n., dollar to McComb City and re
turn. Leave New Orleans at 7 a. m.; arrive at
New Orleans at 10 p. m.
Save 3 per crat diseount by paying your
State taxes efore May L
JeM ansnts**Iad g khEBs lns.
Good Friday yesterday, hence no business
at the City Hall. The Mayor was in attend
ance at his office for a few minutes, however
during which he received an envelope, post
marked Natchez, inclosing $5, with the sim
ple words, "For the public school fund," writ
ten on a slip of paper.
THE SOCIAL EVIL.
In conversation with Adinil.ltrator Dia
mond the City Attorney referred him yester
day to article 525 of the city ordinances,
which reads as follows:
"That whenever a petition, signed by three
respectable citizens residing within the vi
ciity of any house, building or room occu
pied or inhabited or frequented by one or
more lewd women, shall be presented to the
Mayor, stating under oath that such house,
building or room is a nuisance, and that the
occupants thereof are in the habit of com
mlttlng indecencies, etc., it shall be the duty
of the Mayor immediately to notify the own
er or lessee of such house, building or room
that such report has been made, and to order
him or her to eject from the premises so oc
cupied the persons in possession at the time
of com plaint."
The City Attorney is of the opinion that the
ordinance is sufficient at least to take the
preliminary steps toward abolishing such
nuisances. The article further provides for a
tine of not less than $25 and not more than
$100 for every month that the order Is not
complied with. The fline applies to both
owners and ocullpanlts of these houses.
THEI TI EKIM.
Administrator McCaflrey proposes to en
force the city ordinances prohibiting the nail
ing of advertialng boards on the trees of our
public thoroughfares. The City Council
might also stop the posting or painting of ad
vertisements on the curbstons anyd other
public property. These signs have becotme
The charming Irish songstress and reader,
Rosa O'Toole, better known as Rosa D'Erina,
is, we are pleased to notice, to appear once
more before our public. Some of our most
prominent citizens have combined to give
her a complimentary benefit, to take place
at St. Patrick's Hall, on Monday next. The
programme is varied and select, and com
prises sacred, operatic and ballad music and
choice readings, and includes Cherubini's
Ave Maria: "Ah! Mon Filts," from the Pro
phet; "The Bowid Soldier Boy;" the "Con
quered Banner;" Gerald Griffin's "My Mary
of the Darling Curl," with refrain in the
Irish lannuage, and a score of other popular
songs and recitations. The affair promises to
be a splendid one.
This daughter of Louisiana. it should be
well borne in mind, will appear in concert on
Monday, at Grunewald Hall, at the request
of a large number or her friends. This will
be Miss fhayer's first appearance in this city
in two years, since which time she has been
in New York perfecting herself. She will be
assisted at the concert on Monday by Prof.
Van Humfin, Miss Lena Little. Mr. Boch;ert,
of the German Military Band, Mr. Theodore
Curant, violinist, and Mr. Cartier, pianist.
For the excellent features of the programme
we refer our readers to the advertisement in
another column of the DEMOCRAT.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC.
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" at the matinee and
evening performances to-day.
We counted eight straw hats parading Canal
Easter Sunday will be celebrated in every
church by a solemn high mass.
All churches held services yesterday evening
and were well attended.
Last night myriads of fire-flies flitted among
the dark foliage of the trees in the Canal street
An Irishman says that his wife is so thin that
when she takes a bath the water lowers in the
For the lnck of other excitement journalists
ride up and down in Col. Rivers' elevator at the
ut. Charles Hotel of evenings.
MIss Kate Ti ayer's concert comes off on Mon
day evening next. the twenty-second instant, at
The police jury of St. Charles parish have
bonded the injunction secured by the muer
chants who opposed the bunday law.
It is the custom among Catholics to visit all
church s on Good Fri,!ay. This rule was ob
served yesterday, but there were not as many
ladies as usual.
The entertainment which the Club Drama
tinue Social intended to give at the Opera
House on Easter night has been postponed to
Saturday. May 4.
A great many vessels in the port, especially at
the Picayune tier had their flags at half mast
yesterday in celebration of the anniversary of
the ueath of our Savior.
Pelican Council No. I. of the United Friends
of Temperance. give the first of a series of en
tertainments at hall No. 58 Camp street, on the
twenty second instant.
The carnival of flowers, a novel and brilliant
entertainment, will be held at St. Patrick's Hall,
on Wednesday. the twenty-fourth instant, for
the benefit of the Free Church of the Annuncia
A Mr. Roberts has constructed a neat minia
ture side-wheel steamer, which he calls the
"Little Joker." Of afternoons the jauntry cratt
excites the admiration of the loungers on the
The sensational story of the St. Charles Mirror
about the flndiltg of a skeleton, supposed to be
taat of Mrs. Cambon, who disappeared myste
riously some time ago in St. John parish, has
created great excitement in that parish.
What have the St. Charles parish officials done
with the standard weights and measures sent
there. by the Secretary of state ? The newly a
poir ted inspector of weights and measures for
that parish save that the recorder denies having
received the standards.
There was a rush yesterday on the levee, at
the head of Julia street, to see the beautiful
yacht Gook Luck, lying at that point. 'ihe
yacht is for sale dirt cheap. Here is a chance
for our yachtsmen. The boat is for sale on ac
count of the departure of the owner and
builder. He is dead.
Chat ley Ross is what he is now clled. We
refer to Billy. the pet goat of Fire Company No.
13. He has disapp ared for several days. Billy
had, in his a, s ciations with the boys. at'quited
some vicious habits, such as drinking beer at
23 cents a glass, chewing cigarettes; but withal
he was kind. and his horns were painted a ten
der c dor. I an Owens says he will give a lo ,
note for his return to him, at the corner of St.
Charles and Perdido.
The ten cent excursion trips on our river fer
ries have begun in earnest again. Many ladies
and children avail themselves of the pure.
fresh breezes of the river, which can be enloyed
during an entire afternoon for a single dime.
Mr Thos. Pickles the owner of the Canal street
ferry, assures us tt at he will leave nothing un
done to secure the comfort of his patrons andi
make the excursions even more popular. Next
season he proposes to have an entirely new
boat to run in conjunction with the Louise.
Mary Grant was locked up in the Second Sta
tion. charged with larceny.
Albert Marne was lacked up in the Harbor
Station. charged with larceny.
A vicious dog was killed at the corner of Dry
ades and Erato streets, it having previously
bitten a man.
Albert Marini, Celina Wilson and Emma Mc
Masty were lcked up in the Eighth Station,
char ged with-larceny.
A boy named Johnny Havnet, while playing
on the banquette in Algiers. accidentally fell
down and had his arm broken.
John Paulette was locked up in the Central
Station, charged with having threatened to
take the life of Maggie Hatten's husband.
A thief, by the name of Jules Cornwall. board
ed the steamer Natchez somewhere up the
river or her down trip. As Capt Leathers was
acreted .w. the hareter. of the Jandivtdul.
he telegraphed Sergeant O'Rlourke to b. of
hand at the landing, and capture the thie.
Cornwall however. got wind as to what ha4
happened and jumped the boat before it re..h
the city. _ _
SRht From Behind.
At about 8 o'clork last niht, as a SiBcilas
named John ltepetto was entering the coffee
bh use known as the Fiahehrnm n's Exchange, Jo
eated at the coirner of Ursuline. and Old Leves
stre ts, he was shot in the back, on the right
side. by a party standing on the sidewalk, sup
posed to be a Sicilian nanli d Tony Martinez:
who nfter committing his cowardy aot, made
,ood his escape, after being chased a long dls
tance by the poline.
T'he wounded man was taken to his residence
No. 289 Decatur street. where he was attended
by Irn Celarit'o and F. rmento, who pro
nounced his wound severe, though not dan
Broke Her LeK.
At abont 3:30 o'clock yesterday a lIttle girl
named Emily Fitzpstri k. whileplaying on the
g.llery of the house located on Franklin street
between C,.mmon and Gasunet accidentally fell
over the bale ,ny to the ground and broke her
Charged with Robbery.
Yesterday Corporal Delmore arrested Joseph
Hamilton and Ri hard McDermott and locked
them up ,n the i'entral Sta ion, charging them
tith having robbed F. Corbin f a gold watch
and chain while he was sleeping in Lafayette
Rergeant Hamilton arrested the man Wm.
Williams. who cur the womana Mary Scott. When
he was taken into custody it was found that
during the encounter he had received a dan
g,,rous wound in th., left sid-. He was con
veynd to the harity Hstital. where an officer
was placed in charge it him.
The Telegraph Monopoly.
ISr. Louls RItetlbican April 11.1
Senator Jones, of Florida, will on Monday
introduce a bill whioch aims to break the
Weitern Union Telegraph monopoly. His
State granted to a loc.al telegraph company
the right to construct and operate telegraph
Ihnes il Florlda. Tim Western Union claimed
that under the ac't of Congress of 1866 it had
a paramount right to this fr.inchise although
coning in direct conflict with State enact
ments. It went to the Supreme Court and
a decision was rendered in favor of the
Western Union. The decision of the court
ias that the Western Union's franchise ex
tended to roads which carried the govern
mett mail, and not to roads only in which
the government had a proprietary interest.
Senator Jones' bill ploposes to authorize all
railroads of the United States under acts of
Congress to construct and operate lines of
their own for commnercial purposes, and to
coninect with one another, and to let and sub
let their rights. The purport of such a bill
can be readily seen. It would at once give
power to the huge network of railroads to
take the telegraphic business into their own
hands and who could not be bought out as.
the Western Union buss all new franchises.
The Tun kth Evacuatson of E.zereua.
[C ,rrespondencee London Times.]
On the sixteenth instant the troops com
menced to evacuate the town, the first brigade
marching that day for Erzingan. On the
eighteenth a second brigade followed, and on
the twentieth a third. All the field guns aco
companied them, but 337 cannon were surren
dered wit h the fortress, and all the vast stores
of wheat were sold to the Russian command
ers. This occasionei much surprise, as It
was generally believed there was great scar
city. A Turkish doctor of some standing in
formed me yesterday that 10,500 men had died
during the siege and that there were at pres
ent upward of 7000 in hospital. Nearly 200)
convalescents have been lately distributed
among various private houses. The sanitary
condition of the piace will demand the most
earnest attentlin of the Russian governors,
for, owing to the depth of snow and the hard
ness of the soil, it has been found impossible
to bury the dead, who have beea merely in
terred in the snow; consequently, on the re
turn of spring the bodies will be once more
exposed, decmposition, hitherto stayed by
frost, will set in, and the place become a very
charnel-house. Heaven grant that the new
au horit ies may display some European vigor
and grapple with the evil before it is too late!
Dlseount of It per cent on State taxes
paid in April.
[New York Times.]
CHICAGo. April 10.-During the past two
weeks the large grain operators, as is usual
with them every season immediately after
seeding, have made diligent inquiries relative
to the amount of acreage of the various cereals
sown throughout the Northwest, and of the
present and prospective conditions that have
lfluence upon the crops. It is estimated that
the increased wheat acreage over that of last
year is at least 35 per cent in Wisconsin, Min
nesota, Dakota and Northern Iowa, while in
all the wheat growing distriots south of the
south line of Wisconsin the increase is even a
much larger per cent. The acreage of oat is
about the same as last year. There will be
very much It ss barley sown. In every local
ity where winter wheat is grown it now looks
exceptionally well. The very early seeding
assures under the circumstances, a large
crop of spring wheat. There is nearly or
quite 25 per cent of last year's crop still in the
hands of the farmerd, and 60 per cent is yet
lef in Wisconsin, 30 per cent in Minnesota, 10
per cent in Iowa and Illinois, 20 per cent in
Dakota and 14 per cent in Nebraska.
The Late Elecil.,ns in Michigan.
[New York Times.l
DETROIT, Mich., April 10.-More complete
returns or last week s election indicate that
both the constitutional amendments submit
ted were rejected. One of them was a purely
formal matter, and not open to the least ob
ection, but the indications are that it has
been defeated by a large majority. In thirty
one of the most populous counties, whichlast
year elected 380 Republican, 245 Democrat
and 20 Greenback supervisors, the result last.
week, as unflicially reported, was 264 Bepub-
licans, 200 Democrats and 168 Nationals or
Greenbackers. The eight counties in which
the Nationals scored their most complete vic
tories, gave Mr. Hayes over 11,500 majority.
Moet & Chandon is the ne plus ultra of wines.
ST. JAMES HOTEL.-P L Kimball, St Louis.
W W Leake, St Frauciville; H G Frasr. Ten
.as parish; John fbrosey. Miss; T J CarDenter.
river; ti T Rieves. Tom blot-n, Mo; Mrs Be
beck, Jackson; N A Carvey. Mo; N Edwards,
Tenn: Wm C Hilmilton, Waehigton; J C Hea
ley, Pitt-burg: 8 L Bryan. New York.
ST CHAhLES HOTEL-Wm M Conner and
wife, New Orleans: B Giatz Jr. Chas Knob
loch. St Louis; H A Jones, O A Seavey New
York; LB Fulevilen Peru, Ind; R ECurie,J.
S Peirce, Chicago; W Wlldes-n, 8t James; J A
Steve, son. Louisiana; J C Weise, Memphis; J
CITY HOTEL-J W Kelly and wife, New Al
bany; DrJ T Alley. H E Mann and wilebt
Paul Minn; Samuel J Powell. Bayou Sara.
Mrs 'W H Pugh. Jr, Assumption; LewisBrewn.
Cape Girardeau; J t lowers. Hazlehurst:Hora3e
Handy. ('antou ;J H Cun. ingham. Natchitoebes'
Thos F B ,yle. river; Mrs Andrew Collins, W I
Collins, Louisiana: Col Piue and wife, Mrs Me
Mahon, Thus Q Bu look, Mississippi: 0 t
Healy and tamily, C C and J B; GT Yelver
ton. Alabama; Mi-s Ewell, Louisiana.
The following were among the departures.
last evening by the Mobile fast line: P. H.
Durfee, Miss M. A. Durfee. B,,ston; Geo. B.
Watson New York: C. Eglenger. Savannahb
Max Baker and fami.y. St. Louis; Capt. Frank
Hicks, Louisville: Leonardo Loez,. Pantaa
Sierra;: Anslmo de Ia Portella, New York r..
F. B,,sue-er and two daughters, St. Louis; Jas.
V. btone, New York.
SUNDAY ExcusroN N oN TH JbAcxoN B. Ra
toAD.-Only o, e dollar to Mc-Comb City, and re
turn. Leave New Orleans at7 a. m.; arriveat
New Orleans at 10 p. m.
"Prices to suit the times," together with
every comfort the most fasridious could ask
or desire, and the most delicate attention to
every want. has made the Colonnade the hotel of
Pay your State taxes this math and
save 3 per cent eloiscnt.
A dinner is not complete witheout oet