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imercial and Financial Matters.
,nmark has never within the memory of
had so fine. a harvest.
,o British government is said to have
)0 tons of hay in store.
re were 1(00 mileh ot tunnel in Grcat
~an in 1877, which cost $50,000.0n0.
a English pawnbrokers must not take
article in pawn from any person under
age of twelve years.
few years ago Daniel Drew was worth
or six millions. The other day judgments
inst him amounting in the aggregate to
,258 15 were sold at auction in New York
nglish st>ei pens are almost entirely made
omen. in :2-21 1the first gross of "three
steel penswas sold wholesale at 07 4s the
s. In 8:30 Ithey had fallen to ss. and in
to 6s ti lgros. A better article is now
at 6d pe; gross.
he consumption of coal in London is
dily augmenting, both in an arithmetlieal
a geometrical ratio. Thus in 1841 the
sumption was within 200,000 tons; in 1851
increased to $3,:00,000 Ions, in 1861 to
3,275 tons, and in 1-i77 to .,000.700 Ions.
manufacturling purposes alone 1,500.000
s are used ann 'ialy in the huge city.
he teacher is not without honor in his own
ntry, if that country happens to be
nce, The French Republic has established
mrd of 100,000 franes to enable all the gov
ment schoolma-sters throughout the land
ravel to and stay a given number of days
he Paris Exposition. This is not done for
pleasure of teachers, hut for their in
ction. That 100.000 francs is well in
he supply of horses seems from some re
t statistics to be very unequally divided in
world. England is reported to have in
nd numbers 2,255,000: Germany. 3,3:52,000;
:stria, 3.500,000; the United States. 9,50O,000.
d Rusisa, 21.000,000 horses-about one to
ry four of her population. As the mass of
ssians are very poor, naitre may have
ished the extra number of horses to give
ose the opportunity expressed in the pro
rb, "Put a beggar on horseback and he'll
oe to the devil."
The New York Daily Bulletin reports that
e of the leading hlackboard exchanges has
opted the limited liability plan on con
,ts, and issued the following notice: "We
serve the right to cancel this contract by
ying to the purchaser 5 per cent of the par
ne of the stock in addition to the amount
reived.' The proprietors say the new plan
for the purpose of protecting themselves
om panics or from "corners" in the Stock
xchange. it, is probable that all the other
ackboard concerns will adopt a similar
The exportation of specie has wholly ceased.
uropeans are sending back our bonds
rcely fast enough to cover the balance of
de against them. During July, 18,77, we
-portd more specie than we imported by
,475,750: in July, 1878, we imported more
an we exported by $301,025. In seven months
last, year the excess of exports over im
orts of specie was $25,044.912; in seven
onths of 1878 the excess of exports has been
ny $301,055. The coinage of gold and silver
wring August was $s.502,400, which is added
t, the currency o1 the country, not. a dollar of
Shaving been exported.
WEAa RItSERT' (1F T'mR B'AN or Even
,AND.--The Bank lo England weekly return
ssued. this afternoon indicates slightly in
:reased strength. The reserve of notes in the 1
)anking depa.rtment is now a trifle over
: 0,000.n10, or about £i600.100 better than it was
Fortnight ago, and, including the coin re
serve, the increase on the week has been
S3f2,000. in other words, there is now a total
manking reserve of £.9,275,000. This is veryJ
;mall, considering the probabilities of the.
ot very distant. future; but there is some
-round for satisfaction in the fact that the 5
'er cent rate has had a sensible effect. The
)rinclpal gain this week lies, however, in the
eerease of the bank's liabilities. Both the
ublic and private deposits have fallen off,
educing the liabilities of the bank by about
£1,000,000. At the same time the government
curities have fallen off £100.000, and the
'other" securities l.x'1,264.000, so that a large
mount must have been repaid to the bank by I
he public. and the reserve thereby in some
measure strengthened. The proportion of re
,rve to liabilities is now 39 per cent, a rise of
I per cent since last return, and the bank
nay therefore he said to have gained consid
Irable strength. No bullion has, however,
>een as vet at tracted from abroad, and there
s therefore no ground for making money
'eally cheaper.-.--jLondon Times, August 23.
A NEW KiNI or TEA. Teetotalers and the
,dvocates of temperance generally will be In
crested to learn that a discovery of an im
,ortant nature is reported from Asia Minor.
plant which produces tea of excellent quali
'y has. it is stated. been found growing in
)undance, but in a wild. uncultivated state.
the neighborhood of the city of Trebizond.
a made from the leaves of this plant is said
possess all the virtues and aroma of tea
iwn in China. Two thoiusand "okes" were
aedily disposed of in the local market the
ier day. chiefly to Persians, who are great
-drinkers. andl. recognizing the merits of
s Trebizond tea. are buying the produce of i
newly discovered plant and sending it to
air own country. The tea was
id at twenty tisastres the oke, but if
operly prepared would fetch a. much
Ther price. The villagers have hitherto
arely dried the leaves in the sun -a process
hich leaves the plant with all its natural bit
rness. The (Gov.ernor of Trebizond. foresre
g the great advantage to the country which
likely to arise by encouraging the growth
the tea-plant. has asked the government to
mnul the forest dues if demanded by the
"oods and forests authorities, on the ground
at, the leaver of the plant being picked from
e bushes growing on the river banks. the
ew industry does not fairly come within the
pAration of the forest laws. On the other
and, a tax o, 20 o'r centum is talked of as
bout to ,,e imblos.ed on the production of
rebizond te : and i if : hi intention is carried
ito eflct' the 'vilage'rs will not be encour
aged to start in husiness. as tela merchants on
Sexten.sivi scail. ;Ii 1 a.ll Gaizette.
A lonument in the monbawk Valley.
The Utic.a 's: lta i- 'b-.s a sfiTaPmen
rem "the amal hl.is.ria. (` the Miohawk Val
ey." ,ieptha r. Simm.. deseriling the result of
is efl'rts to raise mnoney for a monume.n to
isn. Bersimer nd lii assn'ilates. Abnl; sa.
tare alreaty beer n susen1ed. The t,:. e-r
"The t,!a'e for the tironsed monumen: is
ne Oriskaiy hbattle. ground. Abm.oe ai. n:h-r
PDots iln :it- e-ey this vriifies the h-rni.om'
nd devotir : ,the first Be-t-r. F-re clas-t"d
ands t.he , nlgtrs of Grtan Flats The
ashlers of ili, in-, he Th norcktls of Fry
ush, the .,: bt rd '.a:.ine, the Gardriir
f Mohbaw: i, Srmmn'ns of I ,o i t.'he
aeber ,,f i an..ihan' he Shells of Maheim.
teClydes an-Ca tlan ,-- i of ; n Sus-'a-, hanna
ail, and OtlIn rs r~etr,.- ing every i' ue Ci'r '
chins Irom Amsterdan t- the Carrying Pla -.
'hese man were hb roe- n. j, is haTn lie!u
Sader. To tihnel aRs nmuh ais v. rkiitmer I
ange. he honor o: i ,t d.,y. The- ri fiaked.,!ath
, braer 'a h'-. aind n et i1 - ,. flun hine Y
t was no well-laid :hh:: i an whiil, war
e fight but the st.ir vaorn' or the wholle.
ane- a '<n-l- ly.ha` " ,r .i- rave ciani
.roperly symb olize ithe victiry-. A mol;numen
Orisihny, on the fi,' its--l. would tei: the
-ory ':.L t'- b, ne and sinew which won the day.
well as 'e tne gLnereal whC: sa' .harough the
torm o Tulle s, and inspired his me- witL the
FINANCIAI AND COMMnERCAL,.
OFFIOE NEW ORLEANS DEMOORAT. 1
Tuesday Evening. September 10.1878.
NEW ORLEANS CLiARINO-HOUSE.
Saptomh r . ........ 562 452 $11 ,"102 5$
September 9 ...... 474,075 70 45,216 27
Scptember i0........ ... 50m s9o 10o,264 54
Total thus far .....- $l,53.168 25 $2.35.7s8 64
The money market is quiet and easy.
We aqote exeeptional paper 7@8 ' cent; Al
do 9@10; second grade o -@--- loans on col
laterals 5@s; At mortgage paper st @10; sec
ond grade do --6-- cent per annum.
Gold is quiet and easier.
Foreign Exchange quiet.
Sigh in light reauest.
State Consols easy at 72'~a(17:4.
Premium Bonds ouiet at s0i.(.k.3%.
Gold opened in New York at l0 ,. and closed
at 100b-. HBre it opened at, l10on,'100o, and
STERLING--Bank bills 48520-48sc; ; commor
FRANR S-Bank frans --: commercial 5.21-,.
SIGHT--Bank counter rate Y4, commercial
and banker," 3-1i6 ent premium.
NEW ORLEANS STOCK EXCSANGE SALES.
r-IRST CALL--10 A. M.
$10o0 Preminm Bonds .................. 30%
States 727; ?73;4 : Premiums an(WT,3ao,.
NEG''ONIZ C.L.L,--12 M.
States ~'r+ 7 ; Premiums 30 .@i,30',..
THIRP CAiLL-2 P. M.
States 72"'tm'72 - Premiums B s "30 tnns.
N-x Yony. Sept. 1o.-Gold In,.. Exchange
dull; asking 462@04566,. Money I y7@2. Govern
ments dull, Stocks weak.
LowDoN. Sept. 1o.-Bar silver qucted to-day
at 51h. Consols-For money 94 13-16, for ac
OFFICE OF NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT.
Tuesday Evening. September 10. 1878.
COTTON-A fair inquliry prevailed through
out the day. but the transactions were rest.rct."d
in consequence of the small offerings. and the
sales up to the close aggregated only 70o bales.
The following is the official closing of the
Cotton Exchange: To-day. Yesterday.
Low Ordinary .......... .. - -
Ordinary ...................... -
GoodOrdinary .............10 o
Low Middling ................. ix.,
Middllng .......................30 i
Good Middling ............ 111 ; 1114
Middling Fair ............ -
Sales to-day 700 bales. Demand fair.
In store and on shipboard Sept. 1,1876 4,0ns
Gross receipts since yesterday s54
Gross receipts previously....... 3.;14-- 4589
Total snpply....................... s.;24
Exported to-day .... ........ ..
Exported previously........... 2.210- 2.219
Total stock this day..........." . .. 6.402
Total stock this day last year. ..... - Thee.w o
There were no exports to-day.
Net receipts since yesterday ... ..... 124
Receipt.s from other ports ...............
Net receipts last Tuesday - 3.7
Net receipts same time last yar ........ 11
SNot receipts since Friday........ a..7fi
Not receipts same time last week ...- . 1,17.
Not receipts same time last year ..._....
Net receipts since September 1 . .. 4.5s
Net receipts same time last year .. 2,100
Cotton on shipboard as per account of the
Cotton Exbhange is as follows: Liverpool 152.
Havre 576. B-emen -- Mexico -. Spain -
Mediterranean -, coastwisae I:b,0 ales ; total at56
bales. This. taken from the stock at noon. as
noted at the Exchange. leaves in presses 5547
The receipts at all ports. consolidated, as per
telegrams to the Cotton Exchange, show totals
from noon yesterday to noon to-day of 7341
bales, against 41u1 on last Tuesday 10t 5 last
year. and 4740 the year before.
The movement at ports for four days. up
to 12 m. to-day, is given below:
Received Same time Same time
since Friday. last week. last year
New Orleans ..... 24971 175 850
Galveston ... .... ;744 3574 1121
1 Mobile. . . 1- ; -~ 15.2 4:12
Savannah.......... S.5:;H 4S9: 129
Charleston .-... - 897 295 2
SWilmington ....... , a 9
Norfolk ........... 405 12 0
Baltimore ......... 5
iNew York ......... 4 I 2
Boston -..- .... 141 1o 15
Philadelphia ...... 5 74
Various ....... ... .. 427
Total .......... 24.,xa 13,; 5F
Receipts at ports since September 1 ... 91,
Hneeipts same time last year.... ...... 1o 4773
Receipts same time year before . . ..... 30
The consolidated report for four days gives
G. B. Fr'e. Con. Chan. Stocks
This week .... 122 .. .... .9
Last week..... ss. 1. ... 1 .. 5O. 06
This week last
year.......... 15S2 •. , ... 10s..8 0
OCEAN FREIGHTS-Are quoted as follows:
By steam-Cotton to Liverpool 7-1ld: to
Havre -c; to Bremen --d; to Bambarg -:
1to Antwerp --d; to Revel and Cronstadt --; to
Genna and Barcelona -; to New York 'ec:
tto Boston. Providence, Fall River and Phila
By sail-Cotton to Liverpool -d; to Bavre
15i-1e; to Bremen -c: to Hamburg -d; to Ant
warp -d: to Revel and Cronstadt --d; to Genoa
and Barcelona -c; to New York -c; to Boston.
Provilennc Fall River and Pniladelphia --o.
SUGAR-Is quiet and unchanged.
We Quote: Inferior -@-- ; common to good
common 7@ 7.se; fair to good fair 7'.hSc ; fully
fair Sh4c; rrime s±e: strictly prime s5e: gray
clarified -@-; yellow clarified, as in Quality.
(o..,: off whites, good to choice, SiOc; white
Slutoifisrl ( . f1are
MOLASSES-Dull and nominal.
'Wle Quote: Common 22.&250e; fair sRoseC;
prime s0@32e; strictly prime 36@asc; choice 41
FLOUR--There is no change in iha market.
The sunply is ample and 'ha ·ceunand light. and
prices eon'inu' to rule Qn. t and steady a" our
quotations. Sales --s5 boll at $4; 25 and 110 at
$s; 25 and 25 at $5 so; sc and 25at $5 602 ; 25 and
25 st $05 75.
We Quote: Choice extras $5 50@5 75: family $5
@s; treble, low trebles, low to choice $4 25@5; double
extras $3 75@4 25: single extras .@3s 50; superfine
$2 75@3: common $2 50@2 75. Dealers in their
trade obtain an advance of s0e 9 bbl on these
CREAM ANTD PEARL MEAL-Supply ample
and demand confined to job lots, which are
ounted at $2 5503 i' bbl.
OMIS Y--Wholesale s 5o@3 75: retail $ P5o(04.
GRITS-Quiet and prices firmer at s$ 5(t.a: 9so,
ex landing. Job lots out of store are Quoted at
54@4 11 ' bbI. Sales-tOO bbls at $1 fo.
RYE FLOUR--Dall and Quoted at $0 So@s 75..
COR'S MER -Qniet and easy with good
s N.Iy. but larCgei held off the market for ht -
ter prices. We Quote choice Western at $2 45+
. ? bhi. DIeaers' sales are still Quoted at
$2 75 9 bbis. Sales-25 bhis at $2 SO.
PORI--There was a sharp advance in prices
at the West to-day, and although sever:i lots
sold here at i$10 bbl. there was a stronger feel
ing in the market. and in a few instances the
price named was refused by rooiveer. s
Qlilute the market firm at $105"10 25 - hhl dealers
selline sntalt lots out 4f store a $10 50@0o 7.
bi, 8. Saler--:. 75 an 70 hbls at Sin.
DRY SALT MEAT-The supply is ample,
and for tie want io active dema +d the fresh
arrivals are going into store. We 1uote lth
market dull, and holders indisnosed t make
coneessions in prices, at 51-e for ton0e0. 0 .o for
paRked shoulders. Dealers' prices are cuoted
-.a t'e higher.
"-ACON-The demand continues dull and.
conflined to 1ob tlots at unchnned prices.
tShoulde.s ,7-. ()Har rib sides -.vi5 ce. and
clear sdes 7I:t@,'. Tsg.rs (.btain on these
prices an advance 0 'a _..
Ali D-t-Prices for this arn ile remain puietand
nuehacad. We quote prime steomnr 7a : re
fiued'd "s @ 'e in ti sre,.s and ...i-'.,e in ka ce:
:bucikets 9 e@9"t'C. Dealers rates are -.he
BHAS--Share in the general dullness in
radei, ean vilues are nominh.y iuncinAnced.
We qn,;e ,rdiinarv hams h a. t e. and chi:
ie .-r.).-ee: 1-(1' . a4., iLn ' .", Qllity and
bran'd. T- .,i,.rs" trri,'e- are `4(a " higher.
;I;.EAKFAST IACON-The -upp.yi it amT,!e
fr :he ld--,end. and the markt is s-'adv for
ch, o'- g~"ds at a ..nc'e ; dealers are charging
I'AhEI S" HROIG PRODUCTS-Deal.-s are
p-1 tiLg on otrd'rs in ith" .,i trad- a; C: .
hg' bb for rit Drk: - h" bll f t ,rime;
", s' 7-tO fr -1Imn. m-ss:s $; ( for rum, pit'.
COFFEE--rDemand imited and prices weak.
QUOTATIONS OB GOLD.,
Or. rgo.s. Jt- Lots.
Prime ..................... ,-.. s: 1 --; . i
G ood . .................... 1;. _. . ( 1 "a. 17',
Ordinary. - -... ...... .... 14 1 _.. 4-2T !4
Extr-eme range..... .................... I: @17%s
TOBACCO-Th'ere was an active movement
to-day. Sales 546 hhds. Stock on sale 3l0ohlds,.
Inferior lugs....... ........... . 2Y. (?@ 2b
Low lugs ................................ 2 2h
M edium ............................ ...... ,
Good to fine.............. s, a 4 4
Low leaf ................................ 4
Medium . ............. . . . 6 @ 7 y
Good ................................... .. .71 a. s5 .
Fine ............................. . . . . y( f lt~i
SelectIons ................................0o 11
CORN-Quiet. Sales.-l0 saeks white mixed
at 50e, and 11-0 yellow mixed at 5 2< B bushel.
OATS-Steady. iO3O bags St. Louis sold at -eC
BRAN-Quiet at 70no o awl.
S5Y-Duil. Chnlce ¢15@l1 F ton.
BULK CORN----There is only a moderate in
ocuiry at 45' 460 for No. 2 mixed.
WHEAT-Roceipts small and demand light
at 94(an5o e for Taxes and choiee No. 3 Western.
WHTISKY -Market qniet and steady. We qntot
chr-ice Cineinfali $1 0si0 09, fair to good West
o 0, $1 0(a'l 07, Lonisiana $1 0551 06.
WOOL- Domand good and prices firmer. We
unote burry 9a@1<. Louisiana clear 2n@521c. lake
2:1 2:1R ke y 18,
BUTTER-Fair stock and in good request.
New York creamery fine 253@260, New York dairy
prime 22240, New York dairy good 17(? 19S'.
We.tern creamery 23@26ae. Western dairy 12(lfai
CHEES --ls in light demand. New York
cream 1I1i' .'2, Ohio factory 5a's<0 e . It,.
STARCH -In fair demand at s@3ke in lots.
POTATOES-Western at Al 750i2 5 hbbl.
ONIONS-Western e-sy at $10 2t5 a bhl.
CABBA3 ES--Are qniet. They are qnoted
at 64<a81. F box.
BEANS--Northern st-n~ o.. Western 2 0I@20
POULTRY-Old chickens $4@(4 3; young $2 5
'4! ; ducks $:1@4; geese $5 ; turkeys $10012 B
ct.tS-Western 14@1i; Louisiana 24@2270e
RICE--Steady. Prime eSeio, good 5a55ieC.
fair s e'-., ordina.r 4'~@5e, common 4%< a.e,
and No. 2 -.'ane 5 l,.
SALT-Messrs. Jackson & Manson the well
known salt importers and dealers, have obli
gingly furnished us with the following quota
tions: With sample stocks on hand and a vevry
limited demand. the market may be quoted
easier. A cargo of coarse iust arrived sold to
a dealer on private terms. We quote dealers'
rates from warehouse 7.55.@0 for coarse 05o(ca$
for fine. Turks' Island is held at I 515'.0
bushel. Table salt in pockets 1"@7c each, as in
MARKiETS BY TELEGRAPH.
By Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Company.
NFw YomR. Sept,. 10, 11 a. m.-Coffee quiet for
wait of stock; no sales reported. Sugar firm:
sales 2200 hhds. stlo bags; refining fair to good
fair 7.,@7 7-16. Refined sugar firm; good de
mand. Linseed oil 5 . ugar irm.
1'2:. p. m.-Coffee quiet. Sugar firm. e
fined sugar firm; good demand.
12:5 p. m.--~hea.t-spring $1 0n@1 12. winter
$i nas toln. Corn-49O%, 47%@(a'486. Pork-$9 25@
4 a50 Lard-6 05(6.7.
ST. Loits. Sept. I,-opening.-Wheat-r'h:
September nominal, 5s71 October, 8.% November.
1.5- p m.--Wheat strong and higher: No. 2
red s. September. .s. O' ctober, se' November.
No. 3 red Rh- @s2 cash. Corn firmer; r4L Ni -
tmbetor 3S'. October. 50% November. 34' eans .
Oats higher; 21% bid November. 18i%, 19 n s cash.
Whisky steady; $1 n7. Pork nominal. Cut
meats--General market nominal and higher:
no sates. B.con higher: clear rib 6. clear a,.
CLINCi.SATt, Sept. 10n-Wheat dull at 855,92
tOorn -42. OatS-24(12r. Rye-420.52. Pork dull.
Shoulders-4%. cleai rib .., clear 5r'-. Baron
Shoulters 5, clear rib 6'. clear 6%. Lard--L
1 2:0 p.P m.-Pork-$S0o 25. Bacon--5nk. ;:0
6%. HamRs-1113:i. C7ut meats--41. ia, s.h
1 Lard-- 6, . ss. Hogs $3@4 :35; receipts 669.
Whisky $1 o6.
Can.40C-, Sept. In. .:2T a. m.--First call--Pork
s 27', October, s $ 25's 30 Nove-mb, r. o07% hid,.
$ s 2n asked, seller year. Lard-s.70e@6 75 Ocro
her, 6.52 bid, .70 asked November. 6.45 seller
12:.5 p m.-Wheat ,5 , September, 50, bid Oc
tober, 4s6%. asked November. Corn 37?%as37, COc
Stober. P.ork $. S27 @8 40 October. Lard 6.7dae
.72 Octp m.-Whteat--6 bid September, s56 bid
October. s Nov-ember. Corn-36±4 September,
s ,7' @37 O cthber, 37% ask, i1 November. Oats-
1 . , tS t mb hr. 20od60. cash, 21 , ntober. 225
SNo. er ber. Pork--$, 20na5s 25, September, $s 22%,
(@ 25 October, ss 2'. @S :1n November. Lard
xai.5 September, 07c,7* October.
3::0 p. m.--Wlteat--$.'. September, sro,. Oc
tober, si.% November. Corn--37%-t27 5 October, i
Saskoe. November. Oats-19it(42n Septerm
bh-r, 21'v asked October. 22 bid November.
P,-rk -5 27 %(as 0 October. Lard--i.70 October.
Union Stock Yards-Estimated receipts of hogs
to-dlay 0 en,; official yest°rdav 48l4; shipped
4,.11; loft over about 600t; light grades sellino at
:S sn8.3 95, generally at t: a0: hea\vy mixed pack
ing n-a, ly nominlI at $ ro(060. sn; beaav ship
ping S3 900i:.4 10; Philadolptlias $4 .5,4 25. Cat
Stieb'-Es;mated receipts sT00. Market dull.
LTERPOOLT, Sept. 10, 12:30 p. m.-Cotton--Far
demand and fr ely met at previous prices:
Middling Uplands oa.d. Middling Orleans 6.d:;
3 sales 10,to bales, of which Io00 are for export
Wheat- -WA.tern spring-No. 1 9. 8d. No. 2 9s:
Western winter-No.1 9s, No. 2 ss tnd. Flour
W Western canal 215(3,245. Corn-N-w mixed 230 3d
@2320s 6d. Oats- 2s 7d. Pork-Prime mess
SWestern 45s. Lard-Prime Western 37s. Bacon
Long clear 31s, short clear 33s. Tallow-Ameri
TaloAeran 70s 9d,
'a p. m.-Lard-Prime Western dull at 378 9d.
Tal. w--Prime city firmer, 2.5. Wheat dull;
new Western winter, ss ;: Sout.h-rn winter.
as 10ed Corn-New mixed steady, 23s sd. Other
. rticles unchanged.
SLos`.s. Sept. 0n.- Tallow ass ad.
2 p. m.-Flour oQiet; extra State 248 6.1
Wheat-Arrived cargoes Quiet: Chicago 48s. red
winter 445. O,,lifornia49 ;do tc arrive very dull:
Chicago 408s40s 61d, California 460@49s; arrivals
for orders light; ENglish and French country
markets lower. Corn-Arrived cargoes Quiet;
228; do to arrive 27s 6,1@240.
. At Mlark Lane--Wheat-- d@is lower, Corn
BOUDRO'S RESTAURANT, :
Is now ready for the reception of guests. The
Restaurant having undergone a thorough over
hatliapg is now in a flrst claes condition. o
Kit orders left at LEON LAMOTU E'S, is St
Charles street will meet with promot attention
mhbl tf MARY A T k RFt . r:T-nr1er r,
ST. BERNIRD CkL COMPAN ,
29 Carondelet st., New Orleans.
AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
And Families Supplied.
Eae always on hand a full stock of St. Bernard
and O'Neil & Co.'s celebrated Pittsburg Coat
an4 If W. S. CAMPBELL, Agent
No. 8 Carondelet Street, New Orleans.
Portraits from life
or from pictures of
the deceased din oil or
crayon), from oea to
My ART GALLERY
is a rplace of free re
sort, and the ,hblc
is invited to visit it a
DR, CUiARLE LANAUX,
Offic--No. 82 Ro3al Street,
Between Conti and St. Lcuis streets,
ray 18am 2dn
To the Qualified Electors of the State
OFFICE OF SEORETARY OF STATEC,
STATE OF LOUTS1ANA,
New Orleans, July 17. 1879.
In pursuance of article 147 of the constitu
tion of this State, publication is hereby given
to the voters of this State of the proposed
amendments to the constitution of this State,
agreed to by two-thirds of the members
elected to each house of the General Assem
bly, at its session of 1878. and which are re
quired to be published, three months before
the next general election for Representatives
to the General Assembly, in at least one news
paper in every parish of this State, in which
a newspaper shall be published. Said amend
ments appear more fully in acts Nos. 73 and
74 of the regular session of the General As
sembly of 1878, and in act No. 12 of the extra
session of the General Assembly of 1878,
which are officially pubhlshed for the informa
tion of the voters, and which will be submit
ted to the people at the next general election,
to be held on the fifth day of November,
(next) 1878, in such a manner and form that
the people may vote for or against each
amendment, separately, and if a majority of
the voters at said election shall approve and
ratify all or either of said amendments, the
same shall become a part of the constitution.
WILL. A. STRONG,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 73, R. S. OF 1878.
That the seat of government shall be estab- i
lished at the city of Baton Rouge or at the
city of New Orleans, as the majority of the
voters of the State may determine at the next
ensuing election; those voting to locate the
State capital at Baton Rouge shall indorse
m their tickets, "For State Capital, Baton
Gouge;" those voting to locate the capfi- 1
cal at New Orleans shall indorse on their
tclkets, "For State Capital, New Orleans."
(Strike out article one hundred and thirty
noe.) ACT NO. 74, R. S. OF 1878.
Representatives shall be chosen on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
every two years, ar d the election shall be
completed in one day. The General Assembly
shall meet on the first Monday in January,
1879, and biennally thereafter, on the first
Monday in January. unless a different day be
appointed by law, and their sessions shall be
held at the soeat of government.
(Strike out article seventeen.)
After the year 1878 the General Assembly
shall not have power to levy in any one year
for all State purposes more than one per cent.
Sum taxation, nor shall any collection of more
than one per contum taxation be made in any
-ne year, on the actual cash value of all real
and personal property liable to taxation, ex
cept in case of a foreign invasion or a domes
tic insurrection, and in that event any addi
tional taxation shall only be for the immedi
ate purpose of repelling invasion or suppress
Ing insurrection. The city of New Orleans
shall not levy or collect In any one year more
than one and one-half per centum taxation on
the actual cash value of all the real and per
sonal property liable to taxation within its
limits. No parish or municipal corporation,
except the city of New Orleans, shall levy or
collect in anv one year more than one per
centum taxation upon the actual cash value
of all the real and personal property liable to
taxation within its limits. The General
Assemblv shall not have power to issue any
bond or pledge the faith of the State for any
purpose, nor shall it authorize any parish or
m:unicipal corporation to issue any bond. or
create any debl ; provided, that this shall not
prohibit the issue of new bonds in exchange
for old bonds. where the debt or rate of inter
est is not increased.
The members of the General Assembly shall
be paid a salary of five hundred dollars ($500)
per session, antd actual traveling expenses by
r the nearest practicable route, not to exceed
fifty dollars ($50) for any one member; pro
rvidd, that if two sessions are held in the
same year they shall receive for the second
session in that year a salary of only two hun
dred and fifty dollars ($2,50) and actual travel
di ng expenses by the nearest practicable route,
not to exceed fifty dollars ($.50) for any one
member. The regular biennial session shall
not exceed ninety days in duration, unless by
vote of two-thirds of the members elected to
* each house of the General Assembly.
(Strike out article thirty-nine.)
The General Assembly shall not pass any
local or special law changing the venue in
criminal cases, changing the manner of per
sons legitimating children, vacating roads,
streets, or alleys, remitting fines, penalties,
and forfeitures, or refunding moneys legally
paid into the treasury; affecting the estates of
minors, or persons under disability, exempt
Ing property from taxation, creating any mo
nopoly, legalizing the unauthorized or invalid
acts of any officer or agent ot the State, or of
any parish or municipality; granting any
extra compensation to any public officer,
agent, or contractor, after the service has
been rendered or contracted for; changing
any parish seat, or creating new parishes,
except by the assent of the majority of the
qualified electors of the parish, or parishes,
to be affected ; in all other cases, where a gen
eral law can be made applicable, no local or
special law shall be passed.
The Governor shall receive a salary of seven
thousand dollars per annum, payable quar
torly, on his own warrant.
(Strike out article fifty-six.)
The Lieutenant Governor shall reefsive a
salary which shall be double that of a mem
ber of the General Assembly.
(Strike out article fifty-seven.)
Every bill which shall have passed both
houses shall be presented to the Governor; if
he approve it, he shall sign it; if he does not, i
he shall return it. with his objections, to the
house in which It originated, which shall en
ter the objections at large upon its journal.
and proceed to reconsider it. If, afte.r such
reconsideration, two-thirds of all the members
,resent in that house shall agree to pass the
ill. it shall be sent, with the objections, to the
other house, by which it shall likewise be re
considered, and if approved by two-thirds of
the members present in that house, It shall he
a law. But in such cases the vote of both
houses shall be determined by yeas and nays,
and the names of members voting for or
against the bill shall be entered upon the
journal of each house respectively. If any' bill
shall not be returned by the Governor within
five days after it shall have been presented to
him, it shall be a law. in like manner as if he
had si.ned it. unless the Gteneral Assembly.
by adjournment. prevent its return; in which
c-se, within thirty v ays, the Governor shall
file the same, with his objections thereto, in
the office of the Secretary of State, and give
public notice thereof: otherwise it shall be
come a law. as it he had signed it. The Secre
tary of State shall comrmunicate said objec
tions and bill so deposit ed to the house in
which it originated on the first day of the
meet.ing of the next GEneral Assembly. who
shall act upon the same as above provided.
The Governor shall have power to veto one or
more items in any till appropriating money,
m bracing distinct items, while approving oth
er porti(ns of the bill, and the part or parts of
the hill approved shall beconime law. and the
:tern or items of appropriations disapproved
;aiai be void, unless repassed according tothe
rui~e and limitations pres-crhbed for the pas
sage of other bills ,over the Governor's veto.
(Strike out article sixty-six.)
N . BER NI.E.
No officer, whose salary is fixed by the
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. 4
constitution, shall be allowed any fees or per
quisites of office.
xrM ,ER TEN.
Tne judicial power shall be vested in a
supreme court, district courts, and in jus
tices of the peace. The district courts shall
have original jurisdiction in all civil cases I
where the amount in dispute exceeds one I
hundred dollars, exclusive of interest. In
criminal cases, and in all probate matters,
their jurisdiction shall be unlimited. They
shall have appellate jurisdiction, in civil suits
from justices of the peace, when the amount
in dispute exceeds ten dollars, exclusive of i
interest. The justices of the peace shall be I
elected by the electors of each parish in the
manner and with the qualiltiations to be de
termined by the General Assembly. They
shall hold office for the term of two years,
and their compensation shall be fixed by law.
Their jurisdiction in civil cases shall not ex
ceed one hundred dollars, exclusive of inter
est, subject to an appeal to the district court
in all cases when the amount in dispute shall
exceed ten dollars. exclusive of interest. They
shall have such criminal jurisdiction as shall
be conferred by law. The General Assembly
shall have power to vest in the clerks of the
district courts the right to grant such orders
and do such acts as may be deemed necessary
for the furtherance of the administration of
justice. In all cases the power thus granted
shall be specified and determined.
(Strike out articles seventy-three, eighty
five, eighty-six, eighty-seven, eighty-eight
eighty-nine, ninety-one and one hundr'ed and
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
shall receive a salary of seven thousand dol
lars per annum, and the Associate Justices of
the Supreme Court shall each receive a salary
of six thousand five hundred dollars per an
num, payable quarterly on their own warrant.
The General Assembly shall divide the
State into judicial districts, whion shall re
main unchanged for four years, and for each
district one judge, learned in the law, shall
be elected by a plurality of qualified electors
thereof. For each district there shall be one
district court, except in the parish of Orleans,
in which the General Assembly may estab
lish as many district courts as the public in
terest may require, not to exceed the number
now authorized by existing laws, except by a
two-thirds vote of all the members elected to
both branches of the General Assembly.
I Until otherwise provided by law, the district
courts now existing in the parish of Orleans
shall have the jurisdiction at present con
ferred by law; no redistricting or change
shall be made so as to take effect during the
incumbency of any judge. The number of
districts in the State shall not be less than
thirty nor more than forty-five. The General
Assenbly shall provide by law for at least
four terms annually of the district court in
every parish. The General Assembly shall
have power to create circuit courts, to be
constituted by grouping the district judges
into circuits, and composing the circuit
court of the judges of the district courts
within such circuits. To direct the place
or places of meeting of said circuit
courts so constituted, and to vest said circuit
courts with appellate jurisdiction from the
district courts within the circuit where the
amount involved exceeds one hundred dol
lars ($100) exclusive of interest, and does not
exceed five hundred dollars ($500) exclusive of
i interest. The General Assembly shall have
power. by a two-thirds vote of all the mem
bers elected to both houses, to restrict the ap
pellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to
causes where the amount involved exceeds
one thousand dollars ($1000) exclusive of in
terest; and in ease of such restriction, the
circuit courts so to be created shall have ap
pellate jurisdiction of the class of cases thus
excluded from the appellate jurisdiction of
the Supreme Court. The clerks of the dis
trict courts shall be elected by the qualified
voters of their respective parishes, and shall
hold their office for four years.
(Strike out article eighty-three.)
Each of the district judges shall receive a
salary, to be fixed by law, which, except in
the parish of Orleans, shall not be less than
two thousand dollars, nor more than three e
thousand dollars per annum, payable quar- p
torly on his own warrant, and which shall not (e
be increased tor diminished during his term
of office. He must be a citizen of the United
States, over the age of twenty-five years, and
have resided in the State and practiced law Ii
therein for the space of two years next pre
ceding his election. The judges of the dis- a
tnict courts shall hold their office for the term A
of four years. In the parish of Orleans the
annual salary of the district judges shall not
exceed five thousand dollars, to be paid as
(Strike out article eighty-four.)
In lieu of the office of district attorney, es
tablished by article ninety-two of the consti
tution of 1868, there shall be elected, by the
qualified voters of each parish, a State's
attorney therefor, who shall be a citizen of
the United States, and who shall have been a
resident of the State, and a practicing and
duly licensed attorney at law, for at least two
rears. He shall receive a salary from the
State of not less than three nor more than
seven hundred dollars per annum, to be pro
vided by law upon the basis of representation
in the louse of Representatives, and payable
quarterly on his own warrant. He shall be
exr-oflfio attorney of the parish, and receive t
such salary therefrom as may be fixed by the
parochial authorities, not to exceed seven
hundred dollars per annum. He shall, more
over, receive such fees of office as may be
allowed by law. In the city of New Orleans
the State's attorney shall receive such com
pensation from the city, in addition to the
salary above provided, as may be established i
by law. He shall be elected at the same time
with the judges of the district courts, and
shall hold his office for the term of four years.
In every case where the judge may be re
cused, and when he is not personally inter
Sested in the matters in contestation, he shall
select a lawyer, having the necessary qualifi
cations required for a judpge of his court, to
try such cases; and the (Teneral Assembly
shall provide by law for the trial of those
cases in which the judge may be personally
interested, or when he may be absent or re
fuses to act.
(Strike out article ninety.)
In order to provide for the establishment of
the judicial system created by the above
amendments, and to prevent the evils of an
interregnum. it is hereby ordained by the
people of Louisiana:
~'rst-That the General Assembly, which
meets the first Monday in January, 1879. shall,
in accordance with the foregoing amend
ments., immediately redistrict the State, and
provide for the authority of clerks, and the
election and criminal jurisdiction of justices
of the peace.
&eond-That as soon as the Legislature
shall have acted as aforesaid, the Governor
shall by proclamation call an election for jus
tices of the peace for each parish, except the
parish of Orieans. and for district judges, in
each district created by the redistricting,
where one or more parishes have been added,
or taken from the existing judicial district,
and for State attorneys, as above provided,
except in the parish of Orleans. where the
district attorney for the parish shall be State
attorney. This election shall be held on the
same day throughout the State, which day
shall not he less than sixty nor more than
ninety days after the passage of said act.
The terms of the officers elected at said elec
tion shall expire at the general election of
18s0, and the limitation on the change of dis
tricts, oftener than once every four years,
shall not be considered as having effect before
the general election of 1850.
Third-That the :judiial system, as estab
lished by the constitution of i.,S, shall remain
in fol ce until the expiration of the thirtieth
day afltr said election, excluding from the
comeputation the day of the election.
Fourth-The adoption of these amendments
shall not vasate the offic.s of the present
clerks of courts in each parish.
e NrMBER SEVENTEEN.
Article one hundred and thirty-two of the
constitution of 1868 shall be abrogated.
The Superintendent of Public Education
e shall receive a salary of thirty-five hundred
dollars, payable quarterly on his own war
No license tax shall be imposed by the
State, or any parish or municipal authority,
on any mechanical trade, manufactory or fac
tory, except such as may require police regu
lations, in towns and cities.
The Legislature is authorized to exempt
from State, municipal or parish taxation
household goods, such as furniture, wearing
apparel, tools of trade or profession and fam
ily portraits. not exceeding in aggregate vahlue
the sum of tive hundred dollars.
ACT NO. 12, EXTRA SESSION OF 1878.
Strike out the first part of arttcle 142 of the
constitution of 1868. which reads: "A uni
versity shall be established and maintained
in the city of New Orleans. It shall be com
posed of a law, a medical and a collegiate de
partment, each with appropriate faculties.
The General Assembly shall provide by law
for its organization and maintenance;" and
insert: "'The university shall be maintained.
It shall be composed of a law, a medical and
an academical department, and such othelr
departments as may be established by law,
each with appropriate faculties; provided,
that the law and medical departments already
organized shall continue in the city of New
Orleans, and the academical and other de
partments may be located elsewhere in the
MSate." jyl8 td
OPENING OF REGISTRATION OFFICES.
IREGTSTRAR or OTI:RS. PARITsA oe ORrEANS, 2
New Orlbans, August 30, 1978.
The different registration offices will be
opened on MONDAY. September 2. 1878, at 1-2
o'clock mn., and every day thereafter from a
o'clock a. m. to 12 o'clock m., and from 1:10 p. m.
until 7 p. m., Sundays and legal holidays ex
cepted, until MONDAY. October 21. 1878. at 7
o'clock p. m. J. O. LANDRY.
au: a6ct Registrar, Parish of Orleans.
OFFICES OF REGISTRATION.
MAYORALTY OF Naw OaLtANs,
City Hall, August :o, 1878. I
The following mentioned localities have been
selected for offices of registration in the dif
ferent wards of the city, viz:
First Ward-No. 378 St.. Charles, corner of
Second Ward-No. 244 Carondelet, betweeti
Delord and St. Jfseph streets.
Third Ward-No. 4 Pordido street near St.
Charles; No. :45 Common, between hobertson
and Claiborne streets.
Fourth Ward-Rampart, corner of Conti
Fifth Ward-Rampart, corner of St. Ann
Sixth Ward-No. tn, Hospital, near Burgundy
Seventh Ward-Corner of Lavperouse and
Eighth Ward-Corner of Greatmen and Poet
Ninth Ward-Corner of Greatmen and El
Tenth Ward-Second door from the corner of
St.. Mary and St. Charles streets.
Eleventh Ward- Washington, between St.
Charles and Prytania streets.
Twelfth Ward-At the Market-house.
Thirteeth Ward-Northeast corner of Maga
zine and Bordeaux streets.
Fourteenth CWard-Magazine, between Peters
Ave.nue and Octavia street.
Fifteenth Ward-At the Algiers court-house.
Seventeenth Ward-Corner of Second and
Jefferson streets. ED. PILSBUIRY,
au:to (~ot Mayor.
OFFICE OF TaE COMMTSSTONERS OF THER CON.
solidated Debt,. City of New Orleans,
New Orleans. August 31,1878. j
Sealed proposals will be received at this De.
partment until MONDAY, September 16, 1878, at
12 o'clock m., for the purchase of one thousand
shares,' more or less, of one hundred dollars
each, in the New Orleans Waterworks Com
pany, payable in the floating debt of the city,
(excepiing city money,) as authorized and de
scribed in ordinances Nos,. 4459 and 4.96. A. 8.
Bids to state the highest price for stock, not
less than par, payable in floating debt.
Blank forms for proposals may be had by
applying at the office of Administrator of Publis
The city reserves the right to reject any or all
bids, and answers will be given the following
day at 12 m.
ED. PILSBURY, Mayor;
J. C. DENIS,
Administrator of Finance;
J. G. BROWN,
Administrator of Public Accounts,
sel td Commissioners Consolidated Debt.
TO THE PUBLIC.
DEPARTMEX-T OF TsPIMPVEMwS s
Room No. 16. City Hall,
New Orleans, July 27, 1878.
As it becomes necessary for the preservation
of the health of the city at this season of the
year, that every possible effort should be made
towards keeping the public avenues, gutters
and alleys clean and free from all offensive
matter, I hereby respectfully call upon the pub
lic to assist the authorities by complying with
the following requests, to wit:
1. Such residents as have yard hydrants are
requested to permit same to run a sufficient
I time to wash away rubbish, filth, etc., and to
render the street gutters fresh and clean. This
step becomes necessary as many of the cross
streets, or streets parallel with the river, are
without water plugs, and the difficulty hereto
fore experienced in flushing these gutters be
ing mainly due to defective drainage and the
want of water.
2. Residents will please place, or instruct
their servants to place, the garbage in boxes in
a front of their dwellings before 8 o'clock a. rn.,
p~rior to the city carts making their rounds. A
strict adherence to this plan will remove, in a
great measure, the cause of the great number of
complaints concerning the non-removal of
f I therefore earnestly reunest all good cltizens
C to aid the authorities in keeping the streets
n and gutters clean and healthy, and in assisting
to remove any waste or offensive scattering
If a proper spirit is manifested by the public
in this resoect the workings of this department
will be greatly facilitated, and much of the
cause for complaint heretofore existing mate
rialiy obviated. JOHN McCAFFREY.
P jyv2 Administrator.
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It is manufactured with BORAX, free of aan
Patented and manufactured by
J. H. KELLER.
41f Iv ~~11n r.eier street.
DB. W. BILLE, Specialist for all Chronic DIs.
eases, Private Diseases and Female Diseases
has just returned from Europe. Office, 196Canal
street, between Dryades and Rampart streets
up stairs. Nervous Debility Weakness, eitheg
caused by abuse or age, ALWAYS cured in a
short time. Private Diseases treated after a new
sure and quick method. Female Disease treated
lwith greatest success.
Dr. Blle's reutation as a skilled and snocess
ful physician Is already years ago established
in iew Orleans and vicinity, and he has cured
hundreds of cases here which other physicians
had failed to benefit,which is well known to the
publit. Dr. Bille is a graduate from one of the
test colleges in Europe. and was for ears as
uistant physician to Prof. deeord, Paris. Oon
sultations and correspondence strietly oon5
Aential. Charges moderate. 196 Ual Istal
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