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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OFFIOL&L JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF TEE CITY O N]EW ORLEANS. *
VOL. II1-NO. 178. NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, JUNE 17, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
ENGLAND AND RUSSIA.
E - I PlSaT DIPFFS tMCU IN THI CON
S.e1-OIs-ORAT AKAOFP OPPOSEl
IUAII P0pFIBLD's PROPOSAL
ler the Uimultaneous Withdrawal of the
Russian Army and Irltish Fleet
. .w YORK, June lr.--The Herald's special
-able from Berlin says: It has leaked out that
most Important incident, which has been
rept sec, terminated the first session of
ti ngrees on Thursday. Lord Beacons
ield de manded energetically that arrange
Inents should be at once made by which the
ttualan army and British fleet should with
draw simultaneously from the vicinity of
.Coltantinople during the sessilons of the
-OnTres, so as to remove all possible source
of de~nser to the peace of Europe until a final
settlement could be arrived at.
Glortechakoff, on the part of Russia, ex
prese the strongest opposition to this pro
oea. Insisting on the necessity of the Rus
: lan forces remaining in the position they
wPo 0ecupy until the congress should come:
Sto a fll decision on the questions to be laid
before it. This pronounced divergence of
Sopinio showed the diplomatists present the
extreme delicacy and dllfficulty of the task
had undertaken and dissipated the san
gune expectations with which some of them
"ome to the congress.
Count Andrassy seeing the danger of the
situation, interposed anm made a strong ap
Sealto the Russian and IEnglish representa
-t.ee to compromlse this matter for the time
being, so that the congress might go on with
its work; but neither would yield a single
point, and Andrassy's appeal was in vain. A
Pelly embarrassing sltuation was thus pre
sented to the asenmbled delegates at the very
outset, and they were at a loss to know what
Prince Bismarck with his usual prompti
tude and vigor, seeing that further discussion
was useless, determnined to adjourn the sas
ilon to Monday, so es to allow of private ef
fortl at compromising tie dlificulty, and also
to allow time in which to develop a plan to
meet the emergency, in case hot ih persons
should persist in maintaining the positions
taken. This is regarded as the only way the
)matter could be then disposed of, as the con
S s:Press could make no progress in the face of
#auuoh an ugly hitch.
The conclusion arrived at in host informed
Sdlplomatic lrclres helre, fromr this unforesaen
. o nldent, is that the ffirt opinions which were
gInerally expressed as to the prospects of the
were deccl(ldly too optimistic, and
t reat difficulties will inevitably arise.
i ft from to-d(lay the (congres is face to
with a difficulty that will tax the skill of
ablest statesmen present, and a decidedly
- view of the prospect is beginning to
Itis o.Daceded on all sides, however, that
Be Imarck is determined that the con
shall arrive at a satisfactory conclusion
theJatern question, and that he will use
the power and influence of Germany to
about an understanding. The belief in
ipower is so great that many experienced
a tesmen, who see difficulties enough in the
way, are confident that he will eventually
0uooeed in averting war. In fact, with many
this confidence in Blismarck's pe.eeful views
Sletheonly ground on which thehope of a
1aissue of the congress is based.
S eslortechakoff in order to place his
oo ltlones beyond all reasonable doubt,
Casr dared, without any request having been
mla4C, to place copies of his Instructions to
DBu ~lSn commissioners in Bulgaria be
'ODDree, claiming that these docu
S:a.ents M~ uld show that he had no sympathy
with the absorbing or annexation tendan
. es Of Ignattieifs policy on the question of
l:r a. However, he will make no coin
!promie. He says that Russia will insist ab
. olutely on the retrocession to Russia of
Shat territory, and will take no equivalent
The Roumaniamn commissioners present here
are that, if the congress d('s not give
Rouanila her rights,she will defend Bossara
bia by force of arms, and the Montenegrius
a.y the same with regard to Antivpri.
It is now certainly known that the Aus
trian government yesterday gave orders for
the i imedlate mobilization of 80,000 men, so e
as ready for emergencies. This is re
as a sure indication that Austria has
tte confidence in the congress but an ex- r
planation may be also found, in the fear of f
complications arising from the attitude of
toumania and MontA'negro.
Prince Bismarck wishes that the congress
should first grapple with the most difficult
questions, and therefore the subject for dis
iassion on Monday will be the settlement of a
the frontier of Bulgaria. a
Lord Beaconsleld intends to propose the
admission of Greece to the congress, on the
ground that the participation of her represen
ttives in the discussion is extremely neces- t
sary for the proper regulation of the fron- C
tiers of Bulgaria.
Prince Oortschakoff, who was much shaken v
by the journey from St. Petersburg and the c
excitement of Thursday's sssilon, has grown t;
decidedly worse, anmid his condition now gives a
eause for some anxiety.
The Pope Takes Ground Against the So
LONDON, June 16.--A dispatch from Rome
says that it is reported that the Pope has
offered to the Emperor William the asssftance
of the Catholics against the Socialists in the
coming elections for the Reichstag.
Non-Interference of the Pope.
It is stated at the Vatican that the Pope
w ishes it to be understoxoi that he does not
ssiume to carry the votes of the faithful in
any oountry in his pocket, and to Ie able to
hand them over to any one. The Pope dis
claims any such assumption of authority,
and ridicules the idea as a most absurd inven
tion. He says that nothing is more out of
his sphere of action, or further from his
thoughts than to attempt interference in any
Waywith the internal politic it concerns of any
country. As for the report put forth by the
radical and revolutionary press in Rome that
the Pope has offered to order the Catholics in
Germany to vote for the government candi
dates, there was not the slightest foundation
e Catlre War-Caprure of the Rebel
LoNDoN, June 16.-Advices from Cape
own state that the rebel chief Macoma had
UaQeting the Deleares to the t'ongreus.
BMLIrN, June 16.-"Unser Fritz" gave a
Sn4 banquet to-night to the plenipotenti
The Seolalist scare.
BERLIN, June 16. -The Castle of Potsdam
has been closed against all visitors in conse
_nuene of the recent Socialistic attempt
the guard, which has created a feel
of t uneasiness. It is feared that an
attempt will be made, and the
st stingent precautions are being taken.
Itrchajtf in a dad PFx.
B' BaI, June m.--Prince Gortschakoff is
ferinj svery much from indigestion, and
l & seda very bad night.
S elblllatelo or the Army.
VIrutr A, June 16.-The mobilization of the
_s'im army has been commeneed in earn
J pe ta- A Vtiena dispatch saysI
that there has been a serious riot among the
* refugees in Andeman, a number of whom were
killed and many wounded.
Nostilities Renewed Between the Turks
* LoNDoN. June 16.-A dispatch from Vienna
says that hostilities between theTurks and
Montenegrins have recommeneed, and fight
ing has been continuous.
Ft resh, Trouble-The Evacuation of Shum
n Ia and Varna-'I urkey's Threat.
if LoiDON, June 16.-A dispatch from Con
;- stantinople says that Russia will not carry
r out the terms of the treaty of San Stefano
e until the Turks evacuate the fortresses of
S- Shumla and Varna. Turkey on the other
tf hand, is resolved to dare Russia to the full
e fllment of the treaty, and also threatens to
e withdraw her representatives from the con
.1 gress, In theevant of autonomy being granted
to Epirus, Thessaly and Bosnia.
Plot to Dethrone the Khedive.
e LONpON, June 17. -A dispatch from Alex
h andria says: A plot has been discovered at
Cairo, having for its object the dethronement
of the Khedive.
PICNIC OF TIlE ROCIALISTIC LABOR
PARTY AT CHICAGO.
Red Flags In Profusion-How the Day
Was spent-No Disturbance-No
CInICAOO, June 1i.-'The Communistic pih
nic, or, more properly speaking, political
demonstration, camrne of here to-day. A pro
7 eussion of about 5000 marched through the
Streelts to Ogden Grove, followed by a curious
crowd of nearly the same number on the side
- walks. Every man wore a red bradge with
I the initials '8. L. P." "Socalistic Labor
The column was led by about 100 of the
Lehr and Wehr Verein in uniform andi bear
b ing arms, with fixed bayonets. No weapons
were displayed by the other organizations,
s but there) were numerous red flags in the line,
as well as floating from saltoons and other
houses along the streets, especially in the
vicinity of the picnic grounds.
The banners carried n the parade bore such
I mottoes as "No masters; no slaves;" "All for
each; each for all;" "Down with privileged
classes;" "Down with monopolie ;" "Liberty,
eqallty, fraternity:" "Free men, free labor ;
"T'he land belongs to society;" "No rich, no
poor, but all alike."
Many of the mottoes were in Georman and
other foreign langluages, and a large majority
(of the processlonlste were of the lowest class
Sof forelRnere in the city, who understandlll
nelther thl English language nor American
The afternoon at the Grove was spent in
beer drinking and speech making, harangues
being given in English, German, Scandi
navian and Bohemian. rhere was no di(s
turbance, with the exception of the few I
drunken rows common to sulchl o('casions. ]
The police and military were in readiness at
headquarters, but their services were not
needed. There is no strike anticipated on
to-morrow, as has booen reported from some I
S' THE HOSTILE INDIANS.
Movements of the Bdnnoeks-A General
SAN FRANCISCO, June 16. I)lspatches re
ceived here state that the Bannock Indians
are concentratlng at Steen's mountain. The
expedition for Camos prairies will be turned
in that direction. The Plutes are joining the
hostiles, and it is believed there is a general
uncoising of all the tribes in Southern Idaho
afdd Eastern Oregon.
The reported murder of two Cornish miners
has hoen conlirmed.
Attempted Bank Robbery.
NEW YOcRK. June 16.-An attempt was made
by burglars between Saturday night and
early tlhis morning to rob Irving National
Bank, corner of Greenwich and Warren
streets. The burglars effected an entrance to
a broker's office, directly under the bank, and
cut a hole through the ceiling, reaching the
main office of the bank. The officer on post
heard a noise in the bank about 3 a. m., but
before he could summon assistance the bur
glars made grood their escape. When the po
1cef entered the bank they found everythlng
in disorder. The burglars in their flight lef
a complete set of tools behind. The amount
of the loss sustained by the bank cannot be
ascertained until the safes are opened.
Hlot Between White and Black Minersm
INDIANAPI'LIS, June 16.-The trouble be
tween the white andt black miners at Coal
Creek broke out afresh yesterday. A number
of negroes had just arrived from Illinois t r
work in the mines and the disturbance was
created before getting to work. It is reported
that one or two were killed on each side. The
sheriff, with the aid of the Wabash Guards,
which have been reorganized since the first
disturbance, quelled the riot, and no further
trouble is anticipated.
Later-The Riot Renewed by the wegrdes.
COVINOTON, Ind., June 16.-Another des
perate fight occurred between the white and
colored miners at Coal Creek on yesterday
resulting in the killing of one negro named
Thomas Minor, and the wounding of two
white men. The negroes made an attack with
rifles, firing upon the whites wherever they
could find them. They also attempted to
burn a building in which the white men took
refuge. About fifty arrests have been made,
mostly negro miners.
Niw YORK June 16.-Arrived: City of Rich.
mond frrom Liverpool. Calima from Bermuda.
Sal-erf: Crieham for Rotterdam. Lepanto for
Bi i. Druyter and Serohls for Havre.
BOSTON, June 16.-S-alled: Parthea and Hap
per for Liverpool.
LIvRPOOL. Junma 16.-Arrived: Celtic and Wis.
cousin for New York.
Union Hill Schuetzentest.
NEW YORK, June 16.-The German portion
of the city presents a gala appearance to-day.
Flags and banners are displayed from almost
every German hotel and saloon, in honor of
the arrival of the various scheutzen corns
from almost every State in the Union, to par
ticipate in the great "Scheutzenfest," which
commences to-morrow at Union Hill, N. J.
The au ,dry Ciuvil Blls.
WASHINOTON, June 16.-The Senate Com
mittee on Appropriations has been in season
all day upon the sundrycivil appropriattion
bills, and Senator Wipd(Wh hopes to be able to
report it to the Senate to-morrow.
NEW YORK, June 16.-Gen. Noyes, United
States Minister to France, arrived at this port
at a late hour last night. He is in the best of
health, and after a pleatsant voyage comes to
testify before the Potter committee. He will
leave for Washington to-morrow.
For the Pope.
NEW YORK, June 16.- Collections were I
taken up to-day in all the Catholic churches i
of the city by order of the Cardinal, for the E
benefit of Pope Leo XIII. The amount col
lected was very large.
SOUTHWEST PASS, June 16, a6 . m.-Barometer
29.50. W.-ather calm, warm and hazy.
,fo arrivals or departures.
-Pol EAe, June 16, 5 p. m.-Wind south
south-eauat Weather oiea.
Arrived: Steamship Algiers. at 1:o30 p. m.. m
awthiomrne msat, fropm New York, to (LA. A
SIN SITTING BULL'S CAMP.
VISIT OF FATHER SENIN TO THE
QUARTERS OF THEl GREAT CHIEF.
A Congress of All the Sloux--trength of
sa the Combined Indian Forces.
Id New York Herald.)
BISMARUK, D. T., June 5, 1878.
The noted missionary of the Sioux nation,
' Father J. B. M. (Genin, has arrived at Bis
marck from his prolonged visit to the hostiles
i- across the line. Father Genin arrived at
,y Sitting Bull's camp alone last August andl
to up to the fifteenth of May prosecuted his
It missionary labors. He has been with the
'r Sioux since 1867 and has personally known
i. Sitting Bull ten years. Sitting Bull alls
o him his brother, so strong is their friendship.
- When Fathtier (enin left him, the old war
d rior, who is really only thirty-night years of
age, presentedl the bearer of the cross with
the war mare that he rode in the Custer mas
sacre; also two stone tomahawks of warriors
who claimed they had killed, respectively,
eleven and twenty-seven soldiers with them
. in the Custer disaster. They valued them as
great treasures, but their love for their riest
it forced the sacrifice of parting with them.
Father (lenin's confidential and religious rela
tions with Sitting Bu1111l and his Iand some of
whom he instructed in at ('athollo faith and
baptized, make him the most important wit
ness who has ever been in or near Sitting
S CONOTREIa OF TTHE STOITX.
Father (Genin reports that a congress of
all branches of the Sioux nation across the
line, including the Blackfoot, Bhoiods, Pligans,
SAssinabolines, Crees, Bi1 Bear and Chip
pewas, Ihai been appointed for the latter dlays
of May and the first of June. Sitting Bull
had been working up this congress for a year,
and all the Indians invited to participate in
the meetling had acceptel. It was to deter
mine whether they should make a union and
rmove south In a btly when the inievitable
necessities of the situation forced them. It s i
a question of buffalo meat, and Father (Genin
says they must meet it, as the buffalo range
on the Canadian side cannot supsport one
sixth of the Indians there. The number of
Slodges of all the hostiles, Father (henin says,
is 1579 by his own count, or nearly seven
thousand warriors. He gives the grand total
of all the Indian ltiges accepting Sitting
r Bull's invitation to the congress at 64(;, or
28,000 warriors. IHe estimates over four war
riors to the lodge. They have plenty of arms
RIUI'TPr[Fq oF AMMI7NTTION.
Sitting Bull's warriors have a double belt
of cartridges about the waist, suspenders of
cartridges over the shoulders, crossing in
front and hack and even bracelbts aroundi the
wrists filled with cartridges. They refill the,
Henry centre fire cartridge by reducing the
phosphorus from the ends of matches to a
paste and putting it in the bottom of the cart
ridge, then drying in the sun and afterward
filling with powder and ball. The traders on
on the Canadian side sell ammunition freely
to the hostiles. Fatiher Genin says Sitting
Bull told him that in the Custer massacre his
warriors used their stone tomahawks freoely,
and the mutilation attributed to the squaws
was the result of a hand-to-hand fight, where- I
in the tomahawks were handled as the soldier
would have used his sabre if he had it.
SITTING( DULL'H KNOWLiEDoE AND PURPOSEs.
Sitting Bull has 300 scouts, and has full in
formation as to every garrison on the Cana
dian side, and knows the strength of every.
post on the Upper Missouri. He knows the
situation thoroughly, and is quickly in
formed of every movement on either side I
of the line. He is still the absolute head of
the warriors. The stories to the contrary are [i
fictitious. Major Walsh Is hated, and is
known among the Indians as the Squaw Man,
or Stallion. He has no hold on them either
as a warrior or a friend. Ills death will come
first if the Indians determine to quit the
Queen's country. Their plan is to ask for
food, and not getting it, hunger will drive(
them to war, annihilating the mounted police C
and then taking the territory north of the I
MEgSAOE TO THE UNITED SEATES.
Father Ienin reports Sitting Bul]l's message
to the United States: "Tell them I am quiet, I
and will not fight unless I am compelle I to.
I only want one thing: I want to go back on
my own land (the Yellowstone), where I can 1
get plenty to live on. I want none of their 1
gooIs or mon(ey."
Father (enin says we must let them have P
the country north of the Missouri or there
will be war the worst in the annals of our
country. Fie was with the 300 warriors who v
hunted buffalo last winter down in the vicinity y
of Fort Peck and startled Gen. Miles so much. A
They had no hostile intent, but Gen. Miles' C
proposed pursuit would have been fatal to K
peae. He warns our troops against moving
Into the Milk River country and following 1
to the line. Miles' idea to that effect would
be disastrous., and probably result in another
STRENGTH OF THE SIOUX.
Sitting Bull is strong, and the Father says
Americans wrong themselves when they un
derestimate his lighting strength. He can't
take the United States, but if provoked he can
give them many bullets and a very unprofita
ble warfare. He has not made up his mind to
accept the terms of any reservation propo- Ci
sition. ie wants a land of his own. He will c
first test the United States on that point, and D
accept a reservation as the last extremity, I)
which he does not conslidler near at hand. K
Judge W. R. Rutland has taken control of
the Union Record as editor and proprietor.
Oscar Crosier, Esq., has sent to this office a
sugar cane six feet high, with seven well
formed joints, two of which are becoming red.
The cane was laid by on the twentieth of May
and cut on the twelfth of June. -[Thibodaux
The crop prospects thus far are more prom
ising than at the same time last year-and
they were not bad. It is only hoped that the
present showers will not happen so often as
to prevent sugar planters from "laying by."
[St. Charles Mirror.
Very heavy rains, unaccompanied, for
tunately, with tempestuous cyclones, have
fallen dluring the week, to the evident advan
tage of the cane, which has doffed its sickly,
yellow color and put on its dark green rai
There is a militia company in Thibodaux.
One is about to be organized at the Canal
Belanger. There is a piece of artillery at the
canal, and it is reported that the young men
there will form an artillery company as well
as one of infantry.-[Terrebonne Progress.
During the past week the weather has con
tinued warm and showery, and crops have
been still further im rroved by these beneficial
conditions. We notice that many planters
are busy "laying by" their cane, and we are
glad to hear that both plant cane and rattoons
are turning out better than expected some
time ago.-[Vermilionville Cotton-Boll.
A catfish, weighing 113 pounds, was caught
last week about three miles above town. Joe
Bar*bino, who captured this monster, states
that on cutting him open, he found an odd as
sortment of articles in his capacious "in
rards," consisting in part of a ball of wor
ited, two iron teaspoons, an army cap, a copy
f the Times in a wrapper, an oyster shell, a
oot heel. etc.-[The Livingstoniau.
It has been raining almost co~.tinually for
he last two weeks. The low grounds are cov
tred with water and thb streams are swollen.
[he planters are getting badly in the grass,
tnd cotton will be sure to be damfae by so
nuch wet weather- but it will not injure oorn,
ad the pmect er a sup rabundanee of that
ac tlea s t ry ý
flattering until these drenching rains set in.-
On Saturday the eighth instant. Mr. Paul
Deocurro. a well-known and highly esteemed
citizen of this parish, committed self-destruc
tion by casting himself into Bayou Lafourche,
at a point nearly opposite his late residlence,
situated at the extreme upper line of Assume
tlon parish. Mr. Deocurro, although at the
age of discretion was, we are assured, not of
sound mind at the time he caused his own
We have had an abundance of rain for the
last ten days in every portion of our parish,
Sand It has had the effecti to make all vegeta
ble creation hereabouts "get up and hump it
self." Corn is jumping out of its boots and
clearing the track away for a big turn out.
Many fields in this section are in full silk and
some roasting ears gladden the heart of the
weary tramp. Cotton is luxuriating under
the genial influenceof the retreshing showers.
, Blooms were reported to us ten days ago.
The crop is generally in good condition, but
may yet fall for "all dat." You never know
what your cotton crop will be until you get It
In your gin-house.- [Jackson Correspondent
Lieut. James B. (op, commanding the de
tachment of the Thirteenth Regiment United
States Infantry, which has been stationed
haren ince thtwenty-sixth day of May, 1I77,
received orders on the fifth instant, to report,
with his Icommand, at Mount Vernon Bar
racks, Ala. In obedience to said orders the
gallant and effcllent young ofcer and his
commnandi embarked on the schooner Henrietta
last Monday for Galveston. Lieut. .oe and
his detachnment carries with them the best
wishes of our people.--[Lake Charles Echo.
The P. O. agent on the North Louisiana
Railroad plays some queer tricks on us un
sophisticatrl country people. IHe sometimes
puts the Vienna mail In the Arcadia sack, and
right by us it goes to come back next day.
Then he gets on a lark and mixes malls pro
miscuously; and does other queer things not
at all relished by us, and we advise him or
them to be "keorful ' or complaint will be
made against the guilty party or parties. We
certainly have rights that a P. 0, official is
hound to respect. And on Friday morning
last a package of papers left here for Tren
ton, and Saturday evening the same package
returned, to be sent again on its journey;
still there is but two offices between here and
ITrenton. Whose fault is this? Verily, a P.
O. agent is needl on this route.-- [Lincoln
Since our last the showers have been fre
quent and copious, sufficient to interfere with
plowing In some neighborhoors. The early
corn Is very gKtl in those cnases in which the
stand was fair, and we think this was gen
orally the case. The rattoons have a fine
color, and at this time have an abundance of
suckers, and bid fair to rdo wel, The plant
has improved, and though thin, is doing fully
as well as any one has a rlght to expect.
Most planters are about ready to commence
laying by their crops of cane, and much
would have received the last working but for
the rains, which have interfered with the
plow. There are complaints of the worms
which are still troublesome to the corn, and
have killed a great deal of the stubble cane
and some of the plant. The worm which in
terferes with the corn seems to be a species
of caterpillar, though cailed a bud worm
from the mode of its attack, whereas that
which infests the cane Is a small white worm
that also destroys the bud just as effectually
as the other.-[Assumption Chronicle.
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- WEATHER BULLETIN.
BSignal Service. United 8tates Army. J
SDalily meotorologieal record for the eight hours
ending at 3:43 p. m.. Sunday, June 16.
e [Observations taken at the same moment o
s time at all stat.ious.I
.r Velc'y Iailn
1 . Mile last R
e Stations. Bar. - pear hours
r i . hour. Inchet
e (lirs..... ......(2182-- 841 3 0
e Cincinnatl.... 129,.7 - R1i 10 .40
SDavenport ....129.81- 771YW 8 0
Dubuque 0......- Ho0- 77,N a5
(qaveston...... 29.N0 -F. 89 , o 0
Indianola...... 29 75-F. 90 H 12 i
Keokuk........ 29 78- 777 N , o
Lacrosse .a2 st28- 701N 0
Leavenworth ..29.81- 75N 24 0
Louisville . . .77-F. Hso W s15 o
Memhis ..... 29 I-F. jAsHE R o
2 Nashville . s3--F.I R H o
r New Orleans.l. 129.2--F. M3INE 7 .Os
Omaha ......... 9 so- 7.1!4E 4 0
Pittshburg ...... 2977- 721HW 12 .29
ShrAveport .... 29.78-- F li /1 0
r St. Loulis....... '9 1-- NE 9
St. ul.. . 79- 1N 2 o
Vlcksburg .... 29.81-- R?7E 5 o
7 Yankton ...... . 297 7-SE 6 0
; Augusta ...... 29.9-F. RIE R o
Ors, .ana..... 29. 9 .F. s6OSE 10 .3o
Key W ost ....... ... .... I... . "
Mobile ......... 2987-F 79 , i 9 .45
Montgomery 2992-F. 2 tiHE 6 o
i annn.h ..... 3o04--n. 82 8 9 0
F--Falling; R-Rising; 8-Stationary.
Stage of the Rivers.
Daily telegraphic report of the stage of
water at various points, with changes in the
24 hours ending yesterday at 3 p. m.:
Stations Above low hange
Stations. water. Ohan
Feet.Inch. Feet. Inch.
Cairo.................... 26 5 to 3
Cincinnati................ 14 9 03 2
Davenport....... . 5 0 [0 2
Dubuque .................a 1 0
Kekuk.................. 9 e, 0to 10
Lacrosse ............. 3 2 0 0
Leavenworth. ......... 16 4 12 5
Augusta ................. 6 9 20 o
,ulisville ................ 6 to 4
Memphis ................. 20 10 to 3
Nashville .............. 5 o o
•ew Orleans .......... 3 8 to 1
Omaha .................... 14 r6 20 4
Pittsburg .................4 10
Shreveport ............... 24 4 to 2
St Louis ................. 25 7 00 2
St. Paul ............... 4 7 2o 3
Vik burlg .............. 36 6 0 7
Yankt,n .................. 9 6 to 2
*Below high water mark of 1874. tIndicates
rise. I Indicates fall.
WASa~NGTON, June 17, 1 a. m.-Indications
For the Gulf States, stationary and fall
ing, possibly followed by rising barometer,
nearly stationary temperature, east to south
winds, partly cloudy weather and rain areas.
For Tennessee and Ohio Valley, rising ba
rometer, variable winds, mostly cooler north
to east, partly cloudy weather and rain areas,
followed in western portion by falling barom
eter and easterly winds.
Juda. Icar.,., and w.erman.
We would not presume to dictate to any
portion of the press, but venture to suggest
to an able and brilliant journal whose diur
nal scintillations illuminate Boston, that poor
old Judas Iscariot ought to have a rest from
abuse. It seems to us that there are rascals
enough now on the stage of life-John Sher
man, for instance-to serve as targets for all
the dornicks that indignant journalists can
heave. Leave Judas to the clergy.
F:lta to John.
Deah Massa John-May de good Lord bless
yer. Ma.ssa Sherman. May he shower down
de blessings by do waggon load. De cul-ud
pusson what bars dis note is de incidental gal
what dansed in our set free times. Golly!
Massa Sherman will recomlect Susin Cully
flower by de culler ob her eyes and de wart
under de left ear. Dis gal wants a warm job
in some cool climate, and as she have some
miahty powerful claims on de admiration it
I TIlE (1OINTRY PRESS.
d VARIOUS VIEWS ON DIFIEENT TOPICS.
; The Lottery.
S Natehbtoohes Vindleator I
oe The Picayune crawled out to defend act No.
A 9, the great lottery outrage. We desire every
n man in Louisiana to know this fact, so when
that little "official clique" attempts to take
e the publie prlnting from the DEMOeRAT next
l)ecember they may be made to feel the prs
sure of an Indignant people.
d The people of New Orleans and of the en
t. tire State owe the New Orleans DIMonRAT
d an everlasting debt of gratitude for the able
e manner in which It is opposing the Howard
r Lottery swindle and moulding public opinion
. against it. This journal is the cause of the
. matter being taken before the courts, and the
it Fourth Distrclt Court of that city has twice
w decided against the lottery monopoly. Of
it course Howard's suit against the DI)MOA',AT
it for damages, will not fare any better.
d In looking over the acts of the last session
of our Legislature we notice that that body
passed ten joint resolutions, twenty-one actrs
of a general character, and ninety-six special
acts, making In all one hundred and twenty
seven acts. It has been said that the world
a is too much governed, and surely the Legis
d lature of this State has been doing too much
t work of a special nature. If all this expense
to the people grows out of oonstitutional re
strictions or any other legal barrier, a search
a ing investigation should be male for them
and they should he expunged. We will add
that the last. Legislature did n(t do more of
this kind of work than the previous one that
we are aware of, but we taken the acts of 1878
as an illustration of our argument.
r A Conatitutlonal Convention.
We never had but on opinion on the subject
of a constitutional convention. That the per=
pile dernend one, and that it Is necessary there
should be one, Is a question, in our judgment,
Stoo plain to be argrued. But while we think
this, we do not adm it of the policy of getting
up a quarrel within the party on the ques
tion. Let each parish Instruct Its delegates
on this subject, and when they meet there
will be no cause for crimnination or recrimlna
tion. All necessary to be dlone is for each to
vote aye or no, as he may be instructed.
Shotld a majority vote "no, all left for those
of who favor a convention to do will be to
accept defeat as gracefully as may be and the
same rule should hold good with those op
posed to a convention.
The baldest attempt to circumvent public
sentiment, public demands and pubilc wants,
by the amendmnent men and the t(onservatives,
is that which suggests we should not make a
"constitutional convention an Issue this year."
"It might 'split' the party," say these meek
This suggestion hears on its face the stamp
of its Intention. Driven to the wall, the men
who have proven recreant to every pledge 1
made to the people by the Democratic party
now grasp at every means to avert the enun
ciation of such an Issue as the emphatic de
mands for a constitutional convention, for
such would be the condemnation of their
The Democratic party of this State is in no
danger of disruption from such a course. In
dividuals may wander off, they are not the
party however, much they imagine so, and
we unhesitatingly affirm that any man now
acting with the Democracy could take to the
Radical camp, should he depart, would be his r
own personal baggage. Men have tried that I
who had more personal power than any man
in this Htate has to-day.
This "dodge" is the last gasp of the "un
faithful." They must submit to the will of I
the people, for they will demand a constitu- I
tional convention and support no man who
does not favor it. t
[Richland Beacon.] I
As the political campaign begins to open
the controversy as to whether we shall have
a constitutional convention or not grows
warm within the ranks of our own party; so
much so that no one can expect harmony in 0
the Party until the nominations have all been
made, and even then we are threatened with a
discord that is being engendered by the bitter
ness with which the subject Is being dis- j
cussed. Let us discuss this question calmly I
and dispassionately, and If we fail to carry
our point, watch and wait patiently. We are
bound to have a new constitution some time
and If we fail to elect a Legislature that will s
call it this time, two years ar.e not always
though it is a long time to still live under the A
miserable old patched up concern we now call e
State Capital. o
(Houma Courier.) u
From our exchanges we learn that. many
parishes are in favor of having the State cap
tal removed to Baton Rouge. To Baton a
Rouge! Why, the idea is absurd. In our
opinion the capital should remain where it is, F
anji where it should be. New Orleans-the b
principal commercial city of the South- --is the
proper place for the assembling of our law
makers, and no more subject to the evil in- r
fluences of monopolies than any other city. t
The friends of the 'removal" movement claim t
that legislators would breathe the pure air of
honesty in a rural town and that monopolies ti
and rings would thereby lose their debasing
influence; but, if this be the case,we advise the
(constituents of those "protective legislators"
to elect men who represent them with honor C
integrity and dignity--be the influences good
or evil. Our representatives should be men e
who can stand the fire of politlcai gamblers-- w
a set who, but too often, control the destinies p
of this great State, and the same time under- e
mine the weak fabric of our republican insti- ir
tutions. We go further and say that we be
lieve that there is some hidden significance o
in the advocacy of the removal of the State It
capital-whether it be a job or not. Of one
thing we feel satisfied, It is that we have read
of no logical arguments that would convince
a sensible man that Baton Rouge is the
proper place for the coverted honor of being d
the capital of this State.
THE POPE's bUMMER HOME.
Leo XIII Thlnks of Leavlngl the Vatican
for Monte Cassino.
[Saturday Review. May 25.]
But it is the question of the Pope's summer
residence which is at this moment exciting
most attention in ecclesiastical circles, nor
can this be altogether wondered at. In the
first place, for his Holiness to move out of
Rome at all, though a change of air has been
urgently recommended by his physicians,
would be an event of some political import
ance. For the last seven years, as we all
know, the Pope has been a "prisoner," and it
is even said that in parts of France and Ger
many straws from his prison pallet have been
exhibited for the veneration of the faithful.
A summer tour, whether to Castle Gandolfo
or Perugia, or anywhere else outside
the walls of Rome, would rudely and
once for all dispel this pleasing illusion. And
moreover, when the self-imposed seclusion of
the Vatican has once been abandoned, there
would be more difficulty in resuming, or at
all events less difficulty in not resuming, an
attitude which is fast becoming ridiculous,
and which can be for nobody's advantage to
to maintain. This, however, is not all. Re
ports from the Vatican just now must be re
ceived with reserve, and it would not be safe
to forecast his Holiness' ultimate decision.
But there seems to be no doubt that Father
Tosti, who is now in Rome, has invited him
to t..e hissummea uarters in the famous
di'bepCamlu" of bate a;Snn, Ad that
Now, Monte Cassino is a remarkable pla.e,
and Father Tosti, its most distinguished or
nament, is a remarkable man. Our readorv
may possilbly rec.llect some years ago. at the
time of the suppression of the Italian moa
watrles there was a go(.l deal of controversy
abouti Monte Cassino, Pand |influential tpr
sons In this ceuntry--Mr. (Gladstone and the
late Bishop Forbes among them--usnl all
their influence to procure its exemption frora
the general doom. If we are not mistakeu.
some compromise was eventually efTecte
And there is much in the hlstory and the
present circumstances of the place to explatr
such an exceptional treatment.. Monte Cia
eino is the oldest and grandest of all the
monasteries of the Bonedlctine rule the
fountain-head of all Western mo,narchitdm.
When In 494, St. Benedict, then a boy of four
teen, fled from the temptatmon and luxuries or
Rome, he first took up Ile abode In a,
cave at lubiaco,near the picturesque spoft
where Nero's villa of Sublaqueunm---the
shapeless ruins of which may still be
seen- -had stood four centuries earlier ot1
the banks of the Anlo. Here he remained,
first as a hermit, and then as the ruler of
twelve associated monasteries for thirty-five
years, when he finally left It to found on the
site of a temple of Apollo, which had r1
mained up to that, time in use, what becarCe
the most powerful and celebrated monastle
establishment In the world. It was erocte
on the majestlc height of Monte CassinRo,
overlooking the Litr and the undulatIng
plain which stretches southward to the Medi
terranean. Here Benedict spent the last four
te n years of his life; here Totila, the' great-.
eat of the successors of Theodorlc the (Totb,
came to offer his respoetful homage to the
saint shortly before his death, and here In M54
he quietly passed away. Not many years af
terward the monastery was destroyed by the
Lombards, and again three centuries later by
the Haracens. It was belsieged by the anti-
papal forces under Markwarld in 1198, anl
sufftered filfty years afterwards from an earth
quake; but it has always risen again from
its ashes, and( has survived from its first
foundation to our own day, when Its magniff
cent library still hears witness to the learn
Ing which has been the tradltional glory of
the Benedlictines. In such a retreat a ponti'
of the studious tastes and habtits of Leo XI[E
would find himself thoroughly at home.
(Col., A. B. (Cooper Is a candidate for tia
Legislature from Richland parish.
The Republican congressional conventile
of the Fifth District Is called for 8eptemberA,
We still adhere to the assertion that the
Radloais will make an effort to get anothe
foothold In Morehouse.-[Morehouse Clario..
The executlvcommittee of Lincoln callsz
primary election for June 29 to elect dele
gates to a parish convention to meet at Viel
na, July 6.
The parish convention 1i 11 elect delegates
to the Baton Rouge Convention, and deter
mine whether parish nominations shall be
made by a convention or a primary election.
Thos. J. Butler, of Ringgold, Bienville
parish, announces himself a candidate for
the State Senate from the Twenty-first$ea
atorial District, consisting of the parishes of
Bossier, Webster, Bienville and Claiborne.
The East Felleiana Patriot-Dlemooral placan
this ticket at the head of its columns for 188:
For Presldent, Thomas A. Hendricks of In
diana; for Vice President, Gen, John B, (}or
don, of Georgia; for Governor, ex-Gov. R&t
ert C. Wicklilffe, of West Felleiana.
In this parish the Republican wire puiler,
are raising a campaign fund, and gettit
ready to go to work; the Democrats are walt.
ingawhilo. The planters are too busy to
commence the campaign now, but soon
we will have things hot and lively. The col
ored poop le, that is the intelligentportion,
realize the fact that the State of Louistas,
has had no better government since the waar
than the present one, and that the taxation is
to pay off the debts contractid to fill te
pockets of thieves.- -(touma Courier.
TEX A i.
Icarlet fever of a dangerous type prevali
A terrible rainstorm did much dama;y i
and about Whitesboro a week ago.
Throckmorton county is soon to be orgn..
Ized, and the county seat is to be called Wil
J. H. Shoemaker mas shot and killed by C.
H. Baltzell near Troy, on the night of the
Mrs. Wm. Prierosone was fatally burned by
a coal oil can explosion at Dallas on th.
J. 8. Shoemaker was shot and killed in Ial
county by C. H. Balt.zll. Whisky was mrldl
up in the affair.
The primary meeting at Harwood, in CGou
zales county, expresse.' for Throckmortnr
and Darden, and for Ireland for Congress.
The stage line between Fort Worth and
Fort Yuma is 1700 miles long, and is said to
be the longest .continuous stage in the world..
A negro boy in Panola e0unty co mmitted a
rape on a little child two-and-a-half yea=
old. He was arrested and then taken fros
the authorities by an excited mob and hung.
The Montague county convention Instructeda
the delegates to vote for Throckmorton for
Governor, S.yers for Lieutenant Governor,
Darden for Controller, Mabry for Attorney
General, Dorn for Treasurer and Harris foe
Barna Hobby has written and published am
elaborate confession, In which he assumes tho
whole guilt of forging all the alleged and
proven forged papers of Hobby & Post. He
exonerates A. M. Hobby from any compilefty
in the transactions.
The Paris Press gives an idea of the terrors
of the late hail storm in Lamar county whemr
It says: "Last Hunday a party of Aseveral
person visited the track of the hail st.t
which fell on Shockey's prairl on the twenty
seventh five days after the storm), and
strange to say, the hail was three feet deep ln
drifts, and for the width of two miles nota
green thing of any kind was to be seen, even
the bark was knocked clean from the trees.
We learn that all the geese, ducks and chick
ens were killed. A stable with a mule tied to
it was blown away, but the mule tame out all
right. From all accounts the hail must have
been five feet deep. There is not a house to
be seen, and it Is a rnmiraele that there was
only one person killed.
Mack of the8t. Louis G'lob -Democrat, thee
of the Cincinnati press, is said to be the only
witness who ever thoroughly discomfited baur
ly Ben Butler. Mack was a witnles on the
impeachment trial of Johnson, and, knowing
full well that Butler would bullyrag him oa
cross-examination, prepared to meet him.
IsI direct testimony in, Ben was about to ay
him, when Mack, searching in the pockets rf
his coat as if for a handkerchief, brought
forth a large sliver soup ladle and innocently
laid it upon the table in front of him. The
spoon story was fresher then than it is now
and, considerably disconcertel, Pen didal'
rally sufficiertly to warm Mack as thoroughly
as he designed.
ThTee lives for a life is the ratio whick
Pennsylvania ustice seems to, have ciphered
rut. 1)uring the last eighteen months iftee
Mollies have been hanged in Pottsville. Mauda
Chunrk and Bloomsburg; five for the murder
f Yost, three each for the murder of Res and
Jones, and two each for the murder of Powelt
anl Sanger. The average is three executio.m
per murder. The sheriff have become qutte
_xpat in choking men to death. TBsam.
Iutlon of Donnelly at Pottsville on Tnmdy
Ewa . .'°° to begt1#.