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THIE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OPPICIAL JOURNAL O TSE BTATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE lITY O NEW ORLEAWSB.
VOL. III-NO. 174. NEW ORLEANS, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
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BUTLER AND COX
t*4C NOUtNs IN (OM)IIITTlE-.OX
COmBs oUr es sCO ]rb aJT.
'.Sstlaeny of Seymour, Wilder and Dix
Ctarley Nowars's Name aestinlng to
Appear -Leonard Reportee Adversely
hayes Deneaueed by Coeiling.
(Special to the Demoorat.)
WAsa.NoTON, June 12.-The sensation of
'to-day was the row in the committee room
'between Ben Butler and Cox, of Ohio. Butler
ham been developing hostility to Hayes ever
ainse the investigation began, and to-day's
cdlision shows what his temper is. He
deliberately chose the opportunity to assail
O-o as the special friend of Hayes on the
Oommittee and fairly drove him to the wall.
Bad any Democrat on the committee be
haved toward Cox as Butler did, the whole
Badical press would set up the old fashioned
howl of intimidation and outrage. The inci
dent has made a deep impression on the pub
lie mind here. Butler's last word was, "I
want the gentleman to understand that the
day of his school of reformers is over."
The Senate Judiciary Committee has re
ported adversely to Leonard. The committee
met yesterday with only four members pres
-at: Conkling, Howe, Hoar and Christlancy.
Conkling antagonized Leonard on account of
his former connection with the White League,
and denounced Hayes for nominating to a high
law ofrfie of the United States a man whose
baeis were red with blood shed in defiance of
Then the vote was taken, and Conkling and
Howe voted to report adversely, Hoar and
Christianey not voting. The case is now on
the calendar, and will probably come up to
morrow. Kellogg still declares his ability to
secure his eonflrmation, but it will take about
fifteen Democratic votes to offset those Re
publicans who are certain to go with Conk
LIng and Howe. If Leonard is beaten, it will
be because he is a native of Louisiana and a
gentleman, for that seems the only charge
spinet him. If he were a carpet-bagger and
a thief he would have no trouble.
There is no doubt of the passage of the Eads
qtlst bill by the House, provided It can be
tar up; but there's such a tremendous rush,
that its chances of getting called up are not
trit class. If adjournment is delayed until
the twenty-fourth, as now seems probable,
'teta will be no doubt about its passage.
ThJ testimony of Seymour, Wilder and Dix
4o4dsy as to the genuineness of the Weber
.a.rson agreement, contradicting Ander
,se'ats declaration that it was counterfeit, and
.aswting that it was the identical document
,namowledged by Anderson and Weber in his
ermeene, has nonidcra.vly complicated mat
tgs so far as Anderson's credibility L. con
oemsed, but is regarded on the whole as i
s~rengthening the chain of documentary evi
Mr. Blackburn told me to-day that the
Louisiana sub-committee would certainly not
leave here until after adjournment.
Pitkin is here and will testify to-morrow or 1
nest day. Ben Butler depends on him to
make startling disclosures concerning the
manipulations of the Louisiana commission
and the subsequent operations of John Sher- I
man. Charley Howard's name is beginning
to appear in connection with these intrigues,
and will soon be brought out in the testi
mony. , BU.LL. I
WASHINOTON, June 12. -The President pre
tem. laid before the Senate a communication
from the Secretary of War, Inclosing a letter
from the Commanding General of the De
partment of Texas, calling attention to the
difficulty of obtaining Information to follow
raiders, and recommending the erection of a
line of telegraph along the Nueces river. The
Secretary approves the recommendation of
Gen. Ord, and asks that the appropriation he
made for that purpose. Ordered to be printed,
and lie on the table.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Wilson of
West Virginla, Chalmers of Mississippi and
Banks of Massachusetts, conferees on the
part of the House, on the Mexican award bill.
The House then went into committee of the
whole on the sundry civil bill.
Mr. Giddings of Texas, offered an amend
ment appropriating $50,000 for the completion
of the custom-house and postofice at Galves
Mr. Kelley, of Pennsylvania, offered the fol
lowing, to come in after the paragraph relat
ing to the Bureau of Engraving: 'That no
part of the money hereby appropriated shall
be expended for engravings for issuing, sell
ing or otherwise disposing of bonds or other
securities of the United States for specie pay
Mr. Hale, of Maine, made the point of or
der that the amendment changed an existing
law and did not retrench expenditures.
Mr. Kelley said that the fact that the amend
ment was germane could not be disputed, and
he contended that it was in the interest of
hermaln Writes a Letter to the "Honest
Money League," 8o-called.
WAslHNGTON, June 12.-Secretary Sher
man has written a letter to the 'Honest
Money League," in session at Milwaukee.
He says: "It is manifest that my public du
ties will not permit me to leave this city at
this time, or I should be glad to join with you
in the effort you -are making to secure to the
people of the United States honest money, by
which I mean United sates or national bank
notes, donvertible at Wh will of holders into
gold and silver coin.
"For now sixteen years we have had money
which lacked the essential ingredient of being
equal in purchasing power to coin, varying in
value from forty cents on the dollar to nearly
We have now reached a time when we can
hope that our paper money can be maintained
at par with coin, and thus secure an honest
money, equal in value to the money of the
civilized world. Under the law as it now
stands, we undertake to maintain in circula
tson a greater amount of government notes,
at par with coin, than any nation has ever at
The law also provides for the issue and cir- 1
clation of as many bank notes, secured by
United States bonds, as any compriny of live
ormore persons will agree to maintain and I
secure their maintenance at par with Upited i
The largest amount of paper money that t
has the indispensable requisite of redemp- t
tilon in coin can now be circulated, and, be- E
sdes our oountry is producing about $80,
00 000 in gold and silver bullion.
'tuely this result, so anxiously sought by f
the most intelligent statesmen and business
u atof our own and other times, should not be
by adopting any wild theories
t eenable paper money, without a I
of value; yet It ta to oppose I
. .solesaa that 'it e.
couraged and supported by the whole busl
ness and industrial classb of the community.
Those also who are in favor of greenbacks
supplemented by. bank notes amply issued
under a general law to all who will comply
with its conditions, should unite with us in
maintaining a system, which, if successful,
will furnish the best currency that has ever
existed in any country."
Jenks, Seymour and Wilder in Washing.
WASaHITON, June 12.--Capt. Thos. H.
Jenks late deputy marshal in the parish of
East Fellclana, and his wife, who claims to
possess the original Sherman letter to E. L.
Weber's brother, D. A. Weber, who was a
party to the Weber-Anderson agreement, and
was subsequently killed; W. H. Seymour, the
notary public before whom Anderson and
Weber are said to have acknowledged their
signatures; Detective Wilder the witness to
the agreement, are all in the city. Jenks and
wife soon after their arrival yesterday, called
upon Senator Kellogg.
. Mrs. Weber, the widow of D. A. Weber, will
WAsHINGToN, June 12.-There is a report
that Senator Matthews has reconsidered his
determination not to appear before the Potter
committee, and that he will be there this
afternoon. The committee has had no official
notification of this fact, but the members of
the committee understand that such is the
Senator's intention. All of the Senator's
friends are agreed that this would be by far
the most prudent course for him to pursue.
Matthews Denies ReeOnslderlng.
WASHINGTON, June 12.-Senator Matthews
says he has not the slightest idea of appear
ing before the Potter committee.
Proceedings in the Senate unimportant. A
number of private bill passed.
Expose Fraud, but Punish We Crimlnal.
NBw YOxK, June 12.-A morning paper
says: The country is entitled to know the
bottom facts respecting the Louisiana and
Florida frauds, but it the object were to put
Hayes out of office the whole country would
rally to his support, and the damaging facts
disclosed would be slighted and despised by
the citizens, who0regard public tranquillity as
a paramount interest.
Opposition to Stephens.
ATLANTA, Ga. June 12.-There is strong
opposition to the return of Alexander H.
Stephens to Congress, and It is believed that
another candidate will be nominated by the
Democrats. Mr. Stephens will run inde
pendently of this. If this is done there will
be a strong fight made by the Independents
in four districts of this State.
Ohio Republican Convention.
CINCINNATI, June 12.-The Republican State
Convention assembled at Music Hall this
morning at 11 o'clock. Judge Welch, of
Athens, was made temporary chairman. He
delivered a long address. arraigning the De
mocracy and eulogizing the record of the Re
The district delegates held a meeting this
morning and had some lively scenes over the
question of indorsing Presldent Hayes' course.
At noon the convention took a recess, and the
committee on resolutions, made up of one
member from each Congressional District, is
now wreath with the problem. They are
laving a pretty interestin session and the
result is awaited with greatanxiety.
The Ra lroad confereunee.
1e NEW YORK, June 12.-The railroad meeting
)t here was chiefly a gathering of Western rail
road managers. All the main trunk lines
were represented except the New York Cen
)r tral, which sent no officer, but its Western
A connections were all represented by their
The committees reported on the results of
'n the pooling compact during the last three
r- months. They were of the opinion that re
sg ults have been favorable, and that no better
policy could be devised than the continuance
.4 of the same arrangement for another term.
I- The several drifts of discussion were in the
Though instances of failure to carry out the
stipulations of the compact were cited, the
feeling among the principal managers seems
to be in favor of a continuance of the present
arrangement. Nothing was decided upon.
0 It is understood that to-day the question of
n East-bound passenger rates will come up for
r discussion, with a view to devising some plan
to prevent a general war in passenger rates at
e St. Louis and Chicago.
a Vanderbilt WII Contest - The Alleged
NEW YonR, June 12.--Some startling affl
e davits were made in the Vanderbilt will con
test, now proceeding. Statements from three
detectives-F. A. Roberts, George A. Mason
and Wm. H. Clark-gave a complete account
of the alleged conspiracy against Corneflus
J. Vanderbllt. It was alleged that Wm. H.
a Vanderbilt and Chauncey M. Depew arramnged
it, and hired detectives to follow a man who
personated Cornelius J. Vanderbilt to infam
ous places and report his movements to the
Commodore, in oraer to influence him to dis
inherit his son. Tnese affidavits were pre
pared several months ago, but have never
been made public before.
Letters from Clark and Mason, dated June
9, 1878, were also read denying their former
story, and declaring that the only conspiracy
was one arranged by Cornelius J. Vanderbilt
himself. W. H. Vanderbilt and C. M. Depew
will deny to-day charges against them.
Another Rallroad in Vanderbllt's Pocket.
NEW YORK, June 12.-It is stated Vander
billt has bought sufficient stock in the Michi
gan Central R alroad to control the election of
a new board of directors on June 24. Moses
Taylor, a large stockholder, predicts a still
further advance in the prices of the stock.
Vanderbilt's purpose seems to have been dic
tated by a sort of a general policy which he
is now carrying out to buy up all roads be
tween Chicago and Buffalo. The Michigan
Central, under his management, will leave
the Grand Trunk without a Western connec
tion, and the New York Central can dictate
terms to the other corporations. The I)ela
ware and Lackawanna will also be prevented
from extending further westward.
Illinois sportsmen's: Assoelation-Tour
nament at Quincy.
QUINCY, Ills., June 12.-The fifth annual
tournament of the Illinois State Sportsmen's
Association opened yesterday. The best
marksmen in the State were present, and the
crack shots from New York, Missouri, Kan
sas, Wisconsin and Ohio were well repre
sented. Tom Stagg, of Chicago, was on hand I
with 10.000 wild pigeons in fine condition, and I
better flyers never left a Western trap.
There were sixty-five entries for the first
contest, which was for $305 in cash, divided
into four prizes; 40 per cent to the first 30 per
cent to the second, 20 to the third, and 10 to
the fourth; ten birds each at twenty-one
yards rise, dash shooting. Only four persons
make ciear scores of ten, who shot off for
the first prize; they were A. B. Kleinman, of
Chicago- Haworth of Quincy; Reib, of St.
Joseph, Mo.; and Carney, of St. Louis. Mr.
Haworth gave them the walk away by killing
five straight at twenty-six yards.
On ties of nine, eleven contestants came to
the front, and Thomas Stagg of Chicago, took
the prize by killing all his birds. On ties of
eight, eighteen men shouldered their guns,
and at twenty-six yards Turill, of Chicago
Kimball and Wilcox, of Peoria, each killed c
five straight, and on going back to thirty-one
yards Mr. Kimball killed his birds clean and
got the money. Fourteen good workers came
to the front on ties of seven, but Mr. Wilcox,
ofhicag, bsoon took the lead and won the
GROUNDS FOR HIS IMPEACII ENT IN
DEPENDENT OF POTTER'S
Another Damaging Letter-How the Lau
Islana Commission Was Supplied With
WASHINGTON June 12.-The Pbst this morn
ing publishes the following: A representa
tive of the government has been investigating
John Sherman, with good results. He has
discovered that when the commission which
went to New Orleans in March, 1877, to settle
the trouble between the rival claimants for
the governorship, was organized, Mr. John
Sherman detailed a clerk of the Treasury De
partment, named Powers to accompany it as
disbursing agent. He aiso detailed a mes
senger from the de artment to accompany
them. Then, at his suggestion, Attorney
General Devens detailed a stenographer
from the Department of Justice.
Mr. Grover has the evidence of his stenog
rapher in which he testifies that the chief
clerk oi the department objected to his going,
but that Sherman wrote a letter, upon which
his detail was made. Glover is said to have
that letter. All these government employees
have testified that their expenses were paid,
and Powers testified that he paid the ex
penses of the commission and members of
their families, and that their hotel bills
amounted to nearly $2000.
He does not know where the money came
from, and says that the cashier of the First
National Bank of New York notified him that
there was $5000 to his credit in that bank sub
ject to his draft; and he testified that he drew
upon this deposit to pay the expenses.
Mr. Glover has subpcnnaed the cashier of
that bank, and will examine him as to who
made the deposit. It is believed that Mr.
Sherman obtained this money from the syn
dicate to which he gave the exclusive right
to sell the four and a half per cent bonds.
The First National Bank is a member of that
Mr. Glover is confident that he will be able
to furnish articles of impeachment against
John Sherman, independent of what the Pot
ter committee may do. The act of sending
government employees with the commission
as their assistants and paying their salaries
out of the public treasury, was illegal, but
the ugliest part of the transaction is yet to be
(GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS.
Will Not tote on the questolens ubmit
ted, but Act Chiefly as a Committee.
LONDON, June 12.-A dispatch from Berlin
says it is reported that the congress will not
vote on any of the questions that may be sub
mitted to It, or agree that a minority shall be
bound in any way by the decisions of the ma
jority. They will sit rather as a committee,
as in a legislative body.
The state carriages for conveying the dele
gates to the imperial palace, where they are
to be received by the Crown Prince, are now
driving to the respective habitations of the
secret Sessions-Austria to Occupy
LONDON, June 12.-The sessions of the con
grees will be secret. A committee, however
will be appointed to select what portion of
the proceedings shall be given to the press.
It is expected the congress will allow Aus
tria to occupy Bosnia.
The Czarina Growing Worse.
LONDON, June 12.-A dispatch from St. Pe
tersburg says that the Czarina is growing
worse. Her physicians are in constant at
A Correspondent's Funeral.
CONSTANTINOPLE, June 12.-The funeral of
John A. MacGahan, the well known corre
spondent, took place yesterday. The body
was borne to the grave on the shoulders of
four stalwart men, and the pall, which was
thrown over the coffin, was held by the cor
respondents of the London Daily News, the
Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Standard and
Gen. Skobeloff, whose heroi3 conduct before
the Gravitza redoubt in September last, re
ceived the mark of immortality from the pen
of the lamented MacGahan, Col. Chambers'
military attache of the British Embassy,
Horace Maynard, United States Minister,
several officers from the United States dis
patch boats, the Assistant Judge of the
Brltish Consulate and many other well known
persons attended the body to the grave, in
order to testify their respect for the deceased
The Porte Continues to "Hold the Fort."
LONDON, June 12.-The situation at Con
stantinople causes uneasiness. The Porte
continues to hold the forts against the de
mands of Russia, supported by Germany.
Arrivals for the Congress.
BERLIN, June 12.--Count Corti, Prince
Gortschakoff and Count Andrassy have ar
rived here to attend the peace congress.
BERLIN, June 12.-The Emperor William
still continues to improve.
Further Assassinations Feared.
BERLIN, June 12..-Certain rumors reached
the police last night intimating that some
more shooting 'might be attempted during
the excitement to-day. The police have re
doubled their watchfulness, and the principal
streets are almost lined with detectives in
International Literary Congress.
PARIS, June 12.-The International Literary
Congress held its tirstsltting yesterday mere
ly fcr organization. Many distinguished for
eign literateurn were present, including Jean
Sergiewitz, Touregeneff and Tom Taylor.
Edmund About occupied the chair in place of
Victor Hugo, who was to have presided but
was unfortunately absent. Andrew D. White,
LL.D., president of Cornell University, was
elected president, and Wm. Baelch secretary of
the United States section of the international
bureau. Three working committees of dele
gates were then appointed, after which the con
gress adiourned until to-morrow (Thursday).
International Agrlicltural Congress.
PARIS, June 12.-The International Agricul
tural Congress opened yesterday.
Adjournment of the Assembly.
VERS.ATLL, June 12.-The Senate and
Chamxber of Deputies have adjourned to Oc
Mobilization of Troops.
LONDON, June 12.-The mobilization of Aus
trian furces has been ordered.
Russia Overb'arlng Toward Austrla.
LONDON June 12.-The Telegraph's Vienna
correspondent says Russia has recently taken
a very overbearing tone towards Austria.
EAberal seeeesaeua-P a r she Eaante-s.
her, making the downfall of the present tath
olie ministry apprehended.
Rumored Resignatton Of the IMnlatry
ThRuvae3x, June 12.-The results of the elsec
tions, as already known show that the Liber
als have a majority of ien in the Chamber of
Bepresentatives and three in the Sehate.
It is stated that the ministry have already
resigned. The Liberals are rejoicing. Ghent
and Antwerp are decorated with flags.
LownoN, June 12.-The weather continues
unsettled and unseasonable. There was a
heavy fall of snow in Perthshire, Boetland,
The Great Naval Review.
LONDON, June 12.-Preparations for the
great naval review off Portland at which the
usen will be present, are nearly completed.
he following ironclade have arrived at Port
land: The Warrior, 32 guns' Hercules 14d
Hector, 18- Valiant, 18; Resistance, 16; Lord
Waren, ; Penelope, 11 broads broadside batteries;
the Thunderer, 4 guns- Prince Albert, 4; Cy
clops, 4; Hydria 4; Hecate, 4;GIorgon, 4
Oatton, 4-all turret ships;- Bioadliea, 1
a ne, fast corvette; Vera Cruz and
Wight Wind, torpedo boats, and four gunboats,
a total of twenty-one vessels and 118 guns.
LONDon, June 12,-Bar silver to-day 53 7-16d
per ounce. Consols for money 95 9-16, and for
account 95 11-164.
Uneasiness on Aeeount of the Pope's
RoME, June 12,-The Pope's health con
tinues unsatisfactory and causes much un
easiness at the Vatican.
WE. CULLEN ]BRYANT.
NEw YORK, June 12.-It is probable that
Mr. Bryant will die within twenty-four hours.
His physician's last bulletin said that he was
exceedingly feeble, and that but for his won
derful vitality he could scarcely be expected
to live more than a few hours. Mr. Bryant
has been unconscious since Monday evening
and has taken no nourishment.
Among the callers last night were ex-Gov.
Tilden, an intimate personal friend of Mr.
Bryant, Mr. Henry Watterson who called
with him, and the poet Stoddard.
Geone to His Rest.
NEW YORK, June 12.-William Cullen Bry
ant died at 35 minutes past 5 o'clock this
morning. He passed away peacefully and
One of his physicians furnishes the follow
ing statement: A few hours after the acci
dent, when he fell, on the day of the unvlling
of the Mazzini statue two weeks ago, Mr. Bry
ant in his own house became unconscious.
From this comatose state he rallied at times,
reviving sufficiently to engage in slight con
v'ersation, though it is uncertain how far he
was able to recognise his friends. His re
marks referred only to diet and air until last
Sunday, when he was able to leave his bed,
and hopes were entertained that he might re
cover, but on that day paralysis of the right
side intervened and he began to fall. Hisillness
became more decided and he spoke with difi
culty but gave no signs of recognition or
intelligence. He grew weaker and weaker
and his vitality continued to diminish until
5:30 o'clock this morning, when, without a
struggle or disturbance of any sort, and sur
romunded by his family, he died while asleep.
From the outset of his illness Drs. Gray
and Payne have entertained no hope of his
The flags on the city hall, postoffile and
newspaper buildings are at half-mast in his
ROVTHWEST PASS, Juue 12, 6 p. m.-Barometer
29.60. Wind south-southwest, light. Weather
cloudy and showery.
No arrivals or departures.
PoET Esns, June 12, 6 p. m.-Wind east, light.
Sailed: Steamship Hudson.
Medical Possibilities of the Phonograph.
(From the June Number of the Chicago Medical
Journal and Examiner.)
The phonograph opens up a vista of medi
cal possibilities delightful to contemplate.
Who can fail to make the nice distinctions be
tween every forth of bronchial and pulmonary
rale, percussion, su:cussion and friction
sounds, surgical crepitus, foNtal and placet
tial murmurs, and arterial and aneurismal
bruit, when each can be produced at will, am
plitled to any desired extent, in the study,
the ampitheatre, the office and the hos
pital ? The lecturer of the future will teach
more effectively with this instrument
than by the mouth. The phonograph will
record the frequency and characteristics of
respiratory and muscular movements, decide
as to the age and sex of the fuetus in utero,
and differentiate pneumonia from phthisis. It
will reproxluce the sob of hysteria, the sigh of
melancholia, the singultus of collapse, the cry
of the puerperal women in the different stages
of labor. It will interpret for the speechless
infant, the moans and cries of tubercular
meningitis, ear-ache, and intestinal colic. It
will furnish the ring of whooping-cough and
the hack of the consumptive. It will be an
expert in insanity, distinguishing between the
laugh of the maniac and the drivel of the
idiot. It will classify dysphasic derange
ments, such as ataxic, amnesic, paraphasic
and akataphaseic aphasia.
It will recount, in the voice and words of the
patient, the agonies of neuralgia and renal
calculus, and the horrors of delirium tremens.
It will give the burden of the story of the old
lady who recounts all the ills of her ancestors
before proceeding to the era of her own. More
than this, it will accomplish this feat in the
ante-room, while the physician is supposed to
be busying himself with his last patient.
Last, but not least, it will simultaneously
furnish to the medical philosopher the grate
ful praises and promises of him who is conva
lescent from dangerous illness, together with
the chilling accents in which, later, the doctor
is told that he must wait for his remuneration
till the butcher and the baker have been paid,
Arming the Pennsylvania Militia.
WASHtNGTON, June 9.-- GOV. Hartranft
writes to the War Department that he is put
ting the militia of Pennsylvania in a thor
ough state of discipline so as to be ready for
any outbreak similar to that of last year that
may occur during the present summer, and
has made a requisition for the State's quota
of arms. The Secretary of War has replied
that the department has no authority
of law to loan arms even to State authorities.
Arms can only be furnished to the State under
and in accordance with the law governing the
arming of the militia. That law does not au
thorize a loan, but provides an annual appro
priation of $200,000, which can be used to fur
nish arms to the States. This sum when
divided among the States, is found to le very
inadequate, but it cannot be lawfully exceed
ed. I am advised by the Chief of Ordnance
that the State of Pennsylvania has overdrawn
her quota both for this year and the next, and
an emergency only would justify a further
Republllican Campalga Fuds.
[St. Louis Globe-Democrat.l
WA5HKD oiGo , D. C, June 9-Tbe eubecrip
tlon agentothe BePblen reeloal
Comdt araw at work in
it Is now a voluntary contribution on their
part, and 'not forced under threats of remo
val. The amount contributed averages about
one per cent of the yearly salary. Under the
irresponsible system formerly in vogue, such
contributions were sometimes crowded up t
three and as high even as five per cent. Every
employe now contributtng not only knows
that he onyi' bears an equitable share of the
burden, but that the funds will reach their
proper destination. Secretary Evarts stated
to-day that so far as the Cabinet officers were
concerned he thought the committee would
get more if they would assess a percentage
upon the cost of living instead of upon sala
rfes received from the government. The com
mittee are now holding meetings twice a
week, and making effective preparations for
the campaign in the way of selecting docu
ments for ciroulation.
The Vote of Florida.
The Florida investigation has already de
veloped the fact that Tilden Instead of the
Hayes electors were chosen in that State. We
learn from the Jacksonville Mm and Press
that on Friday Mr. Bloxam, Secretary of
State, produced the returns from the various
counties of the election of 1876, filed in hil
office, and the number of votes received b
each elector was read. The result was as fol
lows, counting in precinct No: 11 (Pond) of
Clay county: Tilden electors-highest 24,467,
lowest 24,466; Hayes electors--highest 24,366,
gale of Miss Mosmer's "7,eneb.a."
NIW YoRa, June 12.-Miss Harriet Hos
mer's statue of Zenobla was sold yesterday.
There was little competition for it. The prce
paid was $2750, and the purchaser J. H.
Smith, who, it is understood on good author
ity, represented Mrs. A. T. Stewart. The
statue was originally bought for $7500 from
Miss Heomer, who also received $15,000 from
its exhibition throughout the United States
after refusing an offer from the Prince of
Wales of 2000 guineas on condition that it
should not be exhibited.
Naw YORK, July 12,-Last night Lucien
Levy, aged thirty-eght, a Hebrew member
of the flrm of Levy & Co, pocketbook manu
facturers, committed suicide at his residence,
by taking strychnine. Eight days ago he
married a flower girl a Christian, although
he had been engaged for some time to a Jew
ess, who was a neighbor of his. Levy was
wealthy, and was received in excellent He
brew society up to the time of his marriage.
Mrs. Levy ls a bright intelligene t, ood-loo.
lng young woman. She prof es to be un
able to assign any cause for her husband's
Only a Relation by Marriage.
[New York Sun.)
"Don," said the veteran Simon, with a
troubled air, after reading Sherman's expla
nation about that letter to Weber and Ander
son, "perhaps you'd better stop calling him
Uncle John; he's only a relation by marriage,
Cbange of Collectors.
CIn.wn.~rt, June 12.-Amos Smith yester
day received from ex-Collector Weitzel the
office of collector for the first district of Ohio.
No changes in subordinate places have yet
been made or suggested.
Starch Factory Burmed.
ELKnIAIT, Ind., Juno 12.--The starch fac
tory of Muzzy & Sag Brothers was burned
last night. Loss $50,000; Insurance small.
The mean height of an American Indian is
67.834 Inches; of the American white man,
67.672; Scotch, 67.068; English, 86.575; Rus
sian, 66.893; French, 66.277; Mexican, 66.110.
The French government proposes to saend
500,000 francs in fetes in honor of the Exhibi
tion. The dates are not fixed, but will prob
ably come off at the time of the distribution
A sharp little girl in Chicago got out of
patience with her bashful lover's backward
ness, and so brought matters to a favorable
climax by saying to him, "I really believe
you are afraid to ask me to marry you, for
you know I would say yes."
At a meeting of various persons connected
with the banking interest In London, lately,
measures were taken for the formation of an
institute of bankers. The primary object of
the institute was declared to be "to facilitate
the discussion and consideration of all mat
ters of importance relating to banks, and
that its secondary object be to afford oppor
tunities for the acquisition of a practical and
theoretical knowledge of banking."
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The New York (City Record has 180 subscri- c
bers, and sells thirty copies a day. Copies are
sent free to the Aldermen, the daily papers,
,ublic officials, libraries and courts. Its edi- f
torial staff cost $5500 a year, though the copy I
never goes near the editors, but instead is
sent by the departments to the printers. As i
a munificent patron of literature John Kelly I
is rather ahead of Pericles or Maecenas.
Ex-Governor Claflin, of Massachusetts,
seems to have made an accurate definition of
the trouble with Stanley Matthews: "He is a
very indiscreet man, who talks too much and
writes too much. He 'sloshes' around too I
much." The last clause sums up the whole
case. A mutual friend always "sloshes"
around too much to be of any benefit to either
The Kansas City Indicator ays the totalI
Texas cattle drive this year-to Griffin to
May 18 and to Fort Worth to May 23-Is
224,346, of which number 33,708 will stop in t
Northern Texas, leaving 1510,638 bound for
Kansas. Drovers are not in good spirits as k
to the outlook for prices, as It is generally ex
>ected that cattle will sell for one dollar a t
head less than last year. -- [San Antonio I
The Chinese papers contained not long ago (
the announcement that the most illustrious t
savants of the Kin Tien Kien, or Imperial :
Bureau of Astronomy, had solemnly warned r
the Emperor, the Son of the Sun and all the f
governors of the provinces, his satellites, that a
on the eighteenth of February, at 5 p. m., c
precisely, the Great Dragon, who roams
through the spaces of the air, would once t
more attempt to "Eat the Moon." That Is I
Chinese for an eclipse. ¢
A finely dressed young woman came hur- r
riedly out of Worthington street the other I
day, and, as she turned into Main street, ran
against a barefoot urchin, one of a group, up
setting him. "I beg your pardon," she said; c
"did it hurt you ?." No, miss," replied the 1
little fellow, when he recovered his speech; t
"you may run agin me and knock me down a
twenty times if you want ter." Then, as the
young woman passed on, turning to his com- J
panions, he said: "I tell you, fellers, it t
kinder tuk my breath at lust to hear her I
'poiogize ter me, but I u.uess I did the right i
sort of thing arter all, didn't I ?" "You bet," t
was the unanimous reply.-[Springfield Be
Down in the region round about Richmond,
Virginia, is a small sensation factory which,
from time to time, works off its products on
unsuspecting newspapers in the shape of
speval telegrams. This to the Cincinnati
irer, is a specimen:
"LYCHBUB, Va, June 5.-While Col. A.
B. Fulkerson, of Rose Hill, was riding over
his farm this morning, he was attacked by
about eighty or one hundred swallows. The
little birds, with great chattering, surrounded
him and pecked at his clothing. He was at
first amused, but after awhile they began
their beaks inhis and
UWt. IMIJMPRI' LEIYTlIU .TO WIlE
COINEITrTi ON IONLVM ,$
WAsmue rox, D. C., May I, 197b8.
To the Heon. IL W. Robertson. Chairman Com.
mittee on Levees and Improvements of th@
Misulsslppi River, House of Iepressag,
hear Lir-A bil has been lntrotdsned
Congress for the appointment of a eominu
sion of fl·v engineers to survey the Mii
pi river from St. Louis to the OGulf od .
prepare plans for the improvemem t of
navigation and protection of the a.vmtl >
gion against overflow,, and earry on teml ork
for these objects as moneyiare appro~ r
by Congres for thein ProvisionbI8 mmadfo
four of these engineerz to be takes from r
Corps of Engiaeers, the filth to be appolk
from clvi lifel, and it is lndicated, thou bi
expressly stated, that the engineer frcm
lie is to be the president of the
and Is to control Me deol Mons,.a ..op
plan or estimate eo cost is even to be
ted to the Secretary of War or 1Rf
the United States unless approved by
president of the commissimon. BSh powrs'
this has never been conferred uOi.any
siding officer of a board, oommisslon or cond.
This project of a oemlisselen of merve
construction is brought orwariE
standing that a asdalled tsurvey >.
Engineer Dl1artment is aleady I
with a vtew to low water improv
to protection against floods, oarlred asi
cordance with the recommendati of
commission organised by ac of o
June 22 1874, to devise a plan of
against overflow, and with the
jeot for the improvement of thel
navigation of the Mississt below
which was submitted by 1 r4 e,
engineers, after the recon nlandi.
him of the bars and obstruneai os
tion in that section of the river, ue
-,ritions for surveys for srouteso
ansnportation to the seaboard.
It is generally understood that the
features of this bill have their on
the scheme recentl r by r
deeenthe low water of the
sippi river to twenty feet, claim
thus improving the low Water
the llver, its surface will be lo
to the level of the natural
this way levees will be di
second in the statements made in
pres tat Mr. Eads haesu 4
manent impro- wment of the
the Mississippi river by jettic *hle the.
ner Department had
wrasnot practt.bleto impro f .
It may be well to e.amiu t late
grounds of action.
First, as to the views of the
partment upon the appl.l.a~c
the mprovement of the mo ofh
sippi river. They are to be o
he Engneer Department, as
1862, and In various official doe mets
accessible to the pubic n b in the
ice and hydraulics of the Mliunep
pa 4 to 456, where the manner f
bar-formation is described in
an account of measurements and ei
made at the mouth of the Mlesuti
where it Is demonstrated that by
jetties the channels at themouths of
may be deepened to the full depth of. Ie
to which they are applied.
This subject is further treated in still
detail in Ex. Doe. 20, House of
tives, forty-third Congress first
an estimate of the first cost of apply
to deepen the Southwest Pass to tw
feet is given, as well as the first cost
same for the South Pass, the cost of
nent works for the former being $7
and for the latter less than $,OOO,0O,
lees permanent works the oost in each
is atated, would be one-half the sum
The first cost of these works was ao.
objection to this method of lmprov t
the cost of maintaining the channel
permanently, without fluctuation, w
could only be certainly effected by the
sion of the jetties constantly in thedeep
of the sea, formed the objection to their'
and induced a preference for a canl ,
the first cost of a canal would mate all t
ceed the first cost of the jetties at either |
yet the cost of its maintenance wO -
small, and there would be no variation it
depth at either the river or sea end of
During the session of Congress that tle,
subject was discussed, bill after bill was
tr oduced nto Congress proposing to pay .,.
Eads $10,000,000 for deepening any pose e-
might select to twenty-eight or thirty feet
flood tide. These bills were referred to the
Engineer Department for its views, and were
returned with their defects pointed out, how
ing that they gave no security to the AL lf .
States for the permanent maintenance of
deep water desired. This clase of bilt. wa
advocated on the ground that the jetties
built the channel would be deepened
the assistance of dredging even and that t
earthy material, borne along by the rlyv'
would be taken so far seaward by the M1
creased velocity of the current produced
the jetties that no bar would be formted
front of the jetties, and no extension of th.
jetties seaward would be needed.
It was pointed out by the Chief of En
that if It were so, then $7,000,000 for the
west Pass and not exceeding $5,00,000 or" the
South Pass, would be the greatest sums tl.a
should be paid for.the work, and not $1,000,.
000. None of these bills were enacted into
--' "J i uiM? 01vUongreee a
board of engineers, organized under an act
Congress, and composed of three ofler
the corps of engineers, one assistan nlt
States coast survey, and three civil eng
recommended the application of jetties t t
South Pass as less costly than the buld
and maintenance of a canaL The applila
of jetties to the Southwest Pass they r
would be more costly than the canaL
this recommendation a contract with
Eads was entered into by act of Cong.e~s
March 3, 1875, the total sum to be paid
for pbtaining through the South Pass e
nel depth of thirty feet at mean food
being $5,250,000; and for maintaining lttw
years the sum of $100,000 annually--one
lion to be retained as security. The
of construction were begun late in the y
1875, at which time the depth on the t
the bar of the South Pass at low tide
about pight feet; at high tide about atiae
The river began to rise about the flat
January, 1876, and reached its highest
that year at New Orleans in the early art
May, when the Carrollton gauy read 1l7
feet, the average flood reading o the river at
that point for 1876 beng 12 feet.
The usual flood reading of the river artar
rollton is above 15 feet. The jump and Cu
bitt's lGap crevasase below New Orleans, bit
above the head of the passes, dIscharged a
large volume of water into the gulf, so that
the maximum discharge into the sea through
the passes that year did not largelyex
the volume of the river when half way be
tween low and high water stages.
The river at New Orleans went down I.
August, 1876, fluctuating somewhat until lo
vember, when It reached the extreme low
stage, remaining in that oonditlon undltl* .
latter part of January, W7, when a brief A
took place which subsided in F , to
river bet g low until the latter part of
when theflood riseB
to iea it saýB g 11~i~