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THE NEW 0RLEAINS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OFFIOIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.
VOL. III--NO. 264. NEW ORLEANS, THRll:ISDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
TIHE YELLOW FEV EC. L
FURY OF THE PElTIILENCE--RAVAGC~SE
OF TIlE DISEA.E YESTERIIDAY. (
A Wall from Holly Pprlnpg-@leart
Rending Appeals for Help.
[Rlto'lal to the Dmnoerat.l ]
HOIT Y ,Sr)7NaG5, Sept. 11.- -Some '00 peo
'pie are now here whites 300, colored 500.
HLIundreds are in the country, who have fled
their houries without anything. Mtany are
salling victims to the gladiator with the yel
low masi:, whose appetite for our best and h
tiruest seems insatiablO. The appeals they a
send us would melt, a heart of stone. I might ti
tell of some of these, but the crowded state t
of the wires forbids. The requiem to the dead o
and dying is sung by the honest watch dog, r
whose master or mistress is being borno away i
to the silent city of the dead, The friends 'of
Holly Springs throughout the country have a
poured in their offers of aid and given aid. s
Tell them of our gratitude.
W. J. L. loliLA.O.. c
Four Deaths and Nlneteen New Casme at
Canton--ut Few Left to iuIry the
[Speclal to the Dom-erat t
CANTON, Miss., Sept. Li,--The earnival of
,pestilence and death in our little city and
vicinity still continues, encouraged by cold
north wind and murky sky. Nineteen new
cases and four deaths for the past twenty-four
hours. B. C, (Gough, architect; Wm. 'Welsh.
railroat( omployee; John Reid, planter, and his
aged mother, Mrs Dr. Win. Reid, lied yester
d(lay and during the night. Only a handful of
us to nurse the sick, bury the dead, and pro
vide for the destitute.
EM.,ravT L. Ross, Editor Canton Mail.
Liat of Deaths and New Cases at Baton I
[SpDcial to the Domocrat,l
BAToN RoE(:, Sept. 11.--Yelow fever re
port for twenty-four hours ending at i o'clock I
this morning: Number of deaths, 3; new
cases, 28. All reports are official from the
health officer, Dr. Dupree. W. T. C.
One Hundred and Four heatha at Mem
plhis -Many Bdlies Unburied -One
Thousand 'ollins Ordered from Abroad
-Cool Weather GIves Wonme Hope of f
the Abatement of the Fever.
,ISpee.il to the I)'nmocrrat.l
MEMPt'nIs, Sept. 11.---Deaths to-day 101;
colored ;39. The (deaths are again iheiad of the
ln(lertakers. Many bodlies unburied. The
Howard Assoclation ordered to-dlay 1000 cof
fins from abroad. Supplies of provisions on
hand becoming scant. Increased suftering
among the poor. The Howards' expenses are
estimated at $8000 a day. Two more plhysi
clans have been attacked. More nurses have
arrived from Mobile and Norfolk. Miss Mur
doch being assigned to other duty, Miss Mary
8. Hill, of New Orleans, well known for ser
vices to Louisiana Confederates, becomes
matron of the principal hilirmary. Continued
cool weather inspires some hope of abate
mont. _ W. T. W.
Noble New York-Further Plans for IRelief
of Yellow Fever mufferers - Total
Amount of nubscriptlios to the Chain
her of Commerce.
NEW YORKn Sept. tl.-At to-dav's meeting
of the Southern Relief Co(imlittee of the
Chamber of GC(mnuer(. $5000 were sent t)
Now Orleans, $1000 to Vicksiburg, $4)000 to
Memphis. These anmounts were sent to the t
rHoward Associations for dlistribution in cities I
and infected adtjae'nt toewns and villages.
Representatives J. II. Acklei, E. I. Ellis, t
and State Senator B. F. Jonas, of Lo)uisiana;
C. Bussey, president, New Orleans Chamber c
of Conmmnrce, andt Messrs. Bayliss and F. S.
Davis, of Meml)his, attendedi the meeling
and conferred with the committee as to the
feasibility of estaiblishing a central depot in i
this city for th( receipltt and( distributi()n of
provisions for the sufferers. No proceedings (
were taken by the commnittoe, pending the
arrival of replies to dispat(h(es sent to af
llicted cities inquiring the condition of affairs.
The comnmittee have sent a request to sev
eral Southern m.emer)(s o(f Congress, now in n
the city, to ('eit at thetir office and offer any
suggestlons. that may be of advantage and
beneficial to the sufferers of the South.
Total amount of subscriptions acknowl
edged by the Chamber of Commerce in aid of
yellow fever sufferers, $79,092.
Numerous benefits at theatres. concert halls
and other places are announced to take place,
the total proceeds to be givlen to the sufferers.
Notwithstanding2 Ja.rrett & Palmer, proprie- i
tors of Booth's 'I heatre, gave their stea~mer
Plymouth Rock for an excursiotn for the ben- I
oeit of vellow fever sufferers, and which netted
$2000, MIr. Palmer is now arranging to give a
grand benefit at his theatre for the same
charitable purpose, at which it is expectedt
Clara Morris, Ads Cavendisih, Rose Eytinge, 1
Fanny Davenport and many other celebrities
The Fever at wt. Louts Quarantine.
ST. LOUIs, Sept. 11.--lThe following is a
copy of to-day's bulletin as exhibited in the
oftfice of the Board of Health:
Number of patiuents at quarantine since last
nigh;t, 32; admitted since last report, t; yel
low fuever cases now o(in handi. 4; cases of fever
styled doubtful, as there is at doubt wlhether
they are gentuiiie casesi of Yellow Jack or not,
i; convalescent frotm yellow fever, 3; dis
charged as cured, 7; dead, 2; total yellow fe
ver cases remaining in quarantine, 29. The
two victims that died were colored mcn.
The Catholle Bishop of Nathelz Very IlL
NEw YTOK,. Sept. 11.-A special dispatch
from Vicksburg, just received by the Cttholie
Hctir, of this ,ity, states that Right Rev.
Win. H. Elder, B3lshop of Natchez, is very
low, aud that the Sisters of Mercy in whose
charge he Is have scarcely any hope ol his re
Ten Thsousand Dtllars Netted at the
Grand Plejilc for the Relief of
lellow Fever Saflerers.
CHICAGO, Sept. 1L.--The grand relief picnic
vesterday netted $.,!0,000, making over $60,000
sent from here to the fever sufferers.
Address by the Relief Committee-Circu
lar from Surgeon General Wood
WASHrNOTON, Sept. 11.-The people of
Washington are doing all in their power to
Issist the yellow fever s:lfferers in the South,
imd the best citizens have taken hold of the
.novement and are giving to it their time and
iltiuence. At a meeting o! the executi-ve re
lie committee to-day the following appeal
was issued :
To he People of Washington:
Te fearful condition of the fever-stricken
oth calls for prompt anti energetic actiou.
It ii not words of advice but aid, large and
smal, that is wanted, and at once.
Thtundersigned, constituting the executive
commttee of the yellow fever relief commit
tee, threfore earnestly appeal to the citizens
of theDistrict to respond generously and
worthylf the nation's capital. We have done
well; w must do better. Send money, provi
sions tothing, stores, anything that will
afford rUef, to the headquartere of the na
tional comnmittee. No. 14 Pennsylvania Ave
nue. Money may also be sent to Mr. Lewis
1. Davis. trdasurer, or to any member of the
Sgeneral committeo. Every moment's delay
is the death-knell of one of our countrymen.
Come heartily and aid this great and deserv
AiExANDEIi It. Srrnwrr;Prrn, Chairman.
'The following circular is issued at the re
quaest of the exscutive relief committee :
Circnlar letter to whom it may concern :
OFFICE OF IUR:EON G(4ENErAtI
IT. S. Postal Servie,.
1 Washington. D. C., September 11, 1978. )
e Tie question is asked Of this otfice: To
0i0homn shall we send money and supplies to
insure their proper distritlution to those who
most reomire aid in tie fever-stricken cities
n and towns? To answer this question au
t thoritatively, and thereby insure larger con
tributions to the afillited people, it is re
quested that this oflice may be informed
Solliclalyy by letter the name of (,each
regularly constituted relief orgallzation
in the several cities and towns whose people
require alid, how constituted or organized, the
names of the officers and name and particular
0 addroes of the officer to whom money and
1. supplles should hesent, It is also desired to
know the character of the reliefs required-
whether money, provisions, clothing, physi
cians or nurses.
.TowN M. Woornwl riTi,
t SSurg'eon General 1. S. M. II. S.
e Police subscriptions A t the fund for the re
lief ,f yellow fever sufferers already amount
to $4254 85.
w NvwA1tx, N.J., Sept. 11.--Hon. Cortlandt
Parker was this afternoon unanlmously no)m
Sinmated for Congress by the Republican con
I vention of Essex county.
r Mass Meeting of the Greenback-Labor
NEw Yoni., Sept. I.- Great preparations
Sare being madeo for the mass mleooting it be
held at Cooper Institute to-morrow night
under the auspices of the National Grcun
back-Labor party. Large placards have
in beern posted over the city containing the
words, "The bondholders must go."
Mas.aclhuleetts Prohllibitory Nomlinations.
- WorrqnsTER, Sept. 1l.--In the Stlate Pro
:k hibity convention held here to-day, Rev. Dr.
w Minor, of Boston was nonmilnated for Gov
ernor, and Geo. C. Ewing, of Hlolyoke, for
10 Lleutenant Governor,
Ce rcond Day of the Elmyra Rares.
L. ELMYRA, N. Y., Sept. II.- To-day was the
if seiond day of the fall meeting at ElI'nyr',
Driving Park. The attendance was large anrd
the track heavy.
The first race was for the 2:22 class, ani
; was won by Driver in three straight heats.
1o Time, 2:341,9, 2 ::4, 2 :314.
i T'he secondi race, for the 2:40 elass, was
- closely contested and was left uniinishetl after
five heat.s had tbeen trotted. Elliott won the
in first heat, .Tin White the secoundl and fourth,
g and Nellio Parks the third and liftih. Time,
re 2:12', 2:44. 2:4:, 2:454, 2:41;'4!. This race
will be finished to-morrow.
Fleetwood Park Races.
r- FLErETWOOD PARK, Sept. 11.- This was the
seconid day of the races. The track wais in
good. order, the weathelr pleasant butll warm,
r- and tile attndance large.
A The llrst race was for the 2:15:, class, which
d was won in three straight heats by Rufus,
Nellie Welbster second. fire--2:32, 2 :30(, 2 :33.
e The 2:27 class ralce wils won tiy lPhil
I)ougherty, who tox)k the seconiid, third and
p foumrth heats, Grace wilning the first. Tlimo -
l 2:29, 2:27"', 2:31, 2:31t%.
a- Cleveland Races Againa Postponed.
CLEVELAND, Sept. Il. -Thie races were
g again postponed on account of rain.
, ilanlon Arrived at Lichrine.
to MONTREAL, Sept. ll.---lanhli0i, with hiis
1e trainer anid seveLtral othier geutleenllll, arrived
ms at Locihrine this morning. His two boats
also arrived. He too)k ai spilr over the course
s, this evening. The articles of agreement show
citconclusively that the race is to be for the
CITCA(nc, Sept. 11.--Chicagos 0, Ciincin- 1
INi)TIANAP'OITS, Sept. 11. Bostons 2, In
LANSrINo(UR(, N. Y., Sept. 11.--- Ilaymakers
8, Worcesters 1.
A IIBANY, N. Y., Sept. 11.- -Albanys, Stars 7.
SPRiNiFIEnLI, Mass,, Sept. ii. Springlilds 1
0, Ilolyolces0.0. (Iaun( clledI at the nd of tihe
sixth inning on account of rain.
CRIMES ANlD CAUALTIEQ.
f An Attempt to Fire the Vlllage of Wau
3 WAU'KESi A, Sept. 11.-A desperate attempt
was nmade to fire the entire village of Wauke
shl lat.knight. Four fires were starte(d by
incendi~i s in as many different parts of the
village, Which, had they not been discovered t
- in the nick of time, would certainly have de
t vastated two-thirds of the entire village. The
1 Exchange was set on fire in an adjoining
a vault, and when discovered was blazing
1 brightly. A kerosene lamp was discovered
lbroken and the woodwork saturated with oil.
s The same job was undertaken at the Mansion
House, but was discovered in time to be ex
tinguished. The Methodist church, sheds
near the public square, and a barn belonging
t to President Blair, on the north side, were
e fired. The watchman at the woolen factory
discovered the latter while the former died
out of itself. It is believed by many that the
object of these scamps was wholesale plun
r der, and came very near being successful.
r Frost at the North - Schooner Capsized
and Five Persons Drowned.
CuIcAoo, Sept. 11.- There was a slight
e frost last night throughout the northern part
of this State, and in most of the Northwest
ern States. Very little damage to vegetation
h This morning the schooner Mary from this
e city, was discovered two miles from New
B. Buffalo, Mich., capsized, and two men, Frank
y Bartlett, the captain, and Frank Wheeler,
a clinging to the rigging. They started from
Pike's Pier, near St. Joseph, on September 9.
A storm came up during that night, the ves
sel sprung a leak, and they had to throw the
e cargo overboard. in endeavoring to reach
Michigan City harbor the schooner capsized
and drifted to the place where found. Four of
the crew-the mate, Jos. Campbell; Michael
1 Kelly, aged 16 years; a man known as Pat,
and another, name unknown--were drowned.
A boy named Gray, on board as a passenger,
- was also drowned.
The New York Custom-House Investiga
NEW YoaK, Sept. 11.-The custom-house in
n vestigation was resumed to-day. Congress
C man Wood being the only member of the
committee present. S. B. Eaton, counsel for
the New York Chamber of Commerce, sub
mitted a number of points for simplifying
L custom-house work and lightening the bur
dens now imposed upon merchants in getting
their goods passed through. He addressed
a the committee at length, urging the serious
. cornsideration of these suggestions, which he
d said embraced the views of the Boston Board
e H. B. Hyde. counsel for the BostonB oard of
t- Trade, followed. His address was directed
is principally against the systems of fees and
d of oaths in vogue in the custom-house. Jak
ýo son Schultz and Wm. Robbiis, member of a
i- large drug importing house, and Collector
11 Merritt also testified, and the committee ad
- journed until to-morrow a. m.
A(,2 OSS TIlE PUND.).
Text of the Greek Letter to the %.lna- ci
ILONDON, Sept. 11.-- The text of the lett'er
which the Greek government has addressed e]
to tire signatories of the Perlin treaty, soli'it
Ing their mediationr to colmpel Turkey to ful- o'
lilI the stipulations of that convention, re- c1
specting the rectificlaton of the (i'ecl frn- It
tier, calls attention, in the first place, to what P
ro('(curred( at the congr iss. The Grecian dole)- 1'
gates were granted permission as inembeLLrs.
thiy were admitted to state the wishes and K
righteous denlandrs of the Hellonic govern- J[
merrlnt, and M. Ieliarnmes was their spokesman. O
lie set forth that Greece demandled, as a mat- u
tIr of rilht and a1s an act without which the P
pa lciattonof Europe would be Inimperfect. the tl
i tncorporation with herself of Epirus, Thessaly I
and Crete. a
The congress, impressed by the justice of b
this demand, but wishing that Turkey should a
yield without unnecessary compulsioni. l
1 ldoted the twenty-fourth article of the a
treaty, which left Turkey and Greece to ad- s
lust the proposed rectificatlon of boundary a
lines, but reservedt to the powers the right of is
mediating between the two governments in t
case they could not agree. So far from mak- t
ing any attempt to conl y with this article. f
the Sublime Porte has refused even to begin a
negotiations on the sub!ject, but has add(ressed a
to the powers an elaborate letter declaring
that there was no reasn-on, political or rrloral.
why Greece should .be granted a foot of TurK
Ish territory, and tihat the Porte would not
consent to any such cession. The contin
gency foreseeln by the twenty-fourth article
of the treaty of Berlin has thus arrived, and t
the Cabinet of Athens now appeals to the
powers to comply with their promise that
r they would insist upon Turkey yielding to
the legitimatet demands of Greece.
The latter, indeed, ts dires toI unite under
ti thesame government all the coluntrles Inhab
[ ited by populations of Grerian origin, ibut she
it is willtng to coontent herself for the pr'eseont.
- with the annexation o'f Candla tll thend
l provinces bordering on the kingdom. The
. people of these provi nci's deshie this aInnexa
tlion; threy have relpcatsedly tlaken uip arras to
express this desire. ''Togratify it would be atIi
' act of justice and lhumLanity, and Greecen,
- I which has spent rmoney and blood in tihe duty
r. of aiding these efforts of those who In fact ibe
- long to her would then be able to devote her
r resources to her own development. Turkey
woull he rI'lleved fronl the wiork of keeping a,
hostile population in sublectionr the two
countries would be at peace, and all would go
The ap p.al endls with the declaration that i
e unless the poweris conmpell Tiurkey tol dis
Scharge her lduties in the prlolnises Greece (can
Srot he hlld responsible for the general and
wid(espread distuirlbanres that ml.rst follow.
. The text of this letter has been sent to Ioan
don, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Rome and St. Pe
The St. Leaer Race.
0 LONIoN, Seplit. 11.---The result of the St.
i, Leger race wias inot mchiri of a surprise,
tihe injury to his foot recntl Iy sustained by
xlBel'uhclere had placed himn out of running.
Before rcciving the injury he was the favor
ito, four to onei against hiri being offered, and
iline to two takein to at lartge amount. At tin,
e slame time betting st(xi(I live to two against
n .lannette, the winner, severn to one against
i, Childeree, who cram in second, while no bets
were offereid or taken against Milaster Kildlare,
h thle dark horse, who calne in third,. Iu, in to
3, Irish colt.
ii The President at Milwaukee.
d MITlwArraF. Sept. ll.- -President HIayos
- and party arriv'ed at tlis city from Mini (son
alt 5 p. m., andl was lret it tthe depot by anll
imnense crowd. As soon as the genitlemlen
and ladles were se(ated in (arriaiges the pro- I
e cession started anld nrmade its way, throrurgh
the prin'cipal streets, to the residence of the
lion. Alexander Mitchell, on Gr'andl Avenile,
where the Presilent and family ar gulests.
s A reception was thield during the evening by
d 'resident and Mrs. Hayes at New Hall
SHIlouse; al'ter which he was s'erenaded by the
SArion Musical Socilety. To-morrow forenroon
w he will view the city and visit Quenntin's plia k,
o where it concert, for the ),nefit, ol' thi yelliow
fever sullffero's will bei given. The plarty will
leave the city at 2 p. m.
i- American InsIlt ,e ialr-G-reenbakerI'
i Nrw YOax, Sept. Il.---The for'ty-seovent.
annual exhibitin ofn tolohe Anerlictan Institute
Siopenledt this eveling, and frorir plire.s-nt arp
pearani'ii''s it will be more successfiul thatn any
Is of the fall exhibitions have been for several
( Members of the National (reeonback party
of this city are juiltant over tihe news fror
Maine, and are already working hard to effect
thorough organization in this city a.nd State.
Enormous llnumbers of Toledo and Syracuse
" platforms are being printed for circulatioin,
and will be accompanied by an address to the
lt people of the Unite d States.
Y S~aubscrptions to the 4 Per Cent Loan.
to WASHIN(ITON, Sept. 11.-The subscriptions
'd to the 4 per cent loan to-day woere $1,222,900.
Soi0rTWESST PASS, Sept. 11,6 p. mn.--Barome
( ter 2..50. Wind north, blowing hard. Weather
cloudy and cool.
n No arrivgls or departures.
SPOIrr EADS, Sept. 11, 6 p. m.--Wind north,
Sblowing hard. Weatheric cloudy and dark and
SSailed: Steamship New Orleans.
ANOTHER BONANZA PALACE.
A summer Retreat Itivallng the Splendor
ot Roman Villas.
ISan Francisco Call.]
It is well known that Mr. Flood, the mil
lionaire, is at present occupied in carrying
out an improvement at Meno Park which will
eventuate in the most princely summer home
in America. The location of this costly and
luxurious retreat is three-quarters of a mile
northeast of the railroad station at Meno
Park. The grounds comprise from 1000 to
1500 acres, and stretch ifom the mansion to
San Francisco Bay. A more delightful loca
tion for rural splendor could not be imagined.
The lands constitute a natural park, being
thickly wooded with live oak and numerous
other of the choicest native trees of Califor
nia. The landscapes in every direction are
varied and attractive. In fact nature has
done so much in beautifying the scene that
little remains for art to accomplish. The
country seats of many of the English nobility
will fail to compare with this one when the
present plans are carried out. At least $1,
000,000 will be expended.
The task of erecting the mansion was in
augurated three months ago, and rapid pro
gress has been made, but at least a year and
a half will elapse before it will be ready for
occupancy. A quarter of a mile from the
main road, and extending from that point to
the mansion, will be a noble avenue of trees.
The site of the mansion is six feet above the
general level of the surrounding country, and
the gentle slope thus created terminates in a
handsome terrace wall that partly incloses
the greensward at the front. The structure,
which is now being roofed, will somewvhat re
semble a French chateau of the old regime
transplanted to California. Its ground dimen
sions are 100 feet front by 200 feet deep. It
comprises a basement and two stories. Its
exterior is very imposing, and much must be
left to the imagination of the reader. Proba
bly no private residence in the State will excel
it in size, admirable proportions and beauty.
The main front has a southwestern exposure.
The superstructure is supported by a brick
wall fifteen fooeet high, and across the entire
front and along one ,side extend upper and
lower verand(as sixteen feet in width. The
composition of the sky line is well adapte3d for
harmonizing with rural scenery, its monotony
being broken by pinnacles, gables of differ
ent styles, ornamental projections and two
towers and an observatory.
All the front rooms and all the chief rooms
elsewhere have large bay-windows. Iron
erestingi,s balconies, corbled chimneys and
other architectural devices of the kindl imoart
elegance and variety. The style of the gai)les
and projections is much freer than would be
permilsible with a city residence, but is well
adapted for the country. The roofing is cov
ered with mnoorted felt, over which fine shin
jling is laid, while in the gutters, flashes.
junctures of walls and of roofs, and in all
other such places where tin is ordinarily
used copper is employed. The de(scending
pipes are con mposed of the same material. All
thi wind 's,. large and small, front and rear
are fittedl with French plate-glass. Judged
as a whole, the exterior Is ornate and the e1m
bodiment is grandeur. When the grounds
are laid out and Improved, and the structure
is surrounded by groen foliage, its appear
ance will be noble and picturesque. '1 lhe ob
servatory is 140 feet high, and commands a
, magnillcent view of the estate and adjacent
lands. The staircase tower is 120 feet in
l height, and Is circular ina form. The other
tower is 100 feet high, and will he utilized to
folrce water to every floor and Into Overy
apartment. The basement Is subdivided into
a multitude of large rooms or vaults, which
will be used for storage and a variety of.othier
similar pI)urposes. 'romlnent among them is
a commodIous wine-room. which will ho
ut lulltri d with all requisite conveniences, and
in which will be deposited the rarest wines of
e every land. In addition to the front entrance
d there is a coach porch and entrance on the
left side, and a garden entrance on the right.
Not far remote from the garden entrance will
stand an elegant glass conservatory, which
will be iilledl with choice exotics. Extensive
forcing houses will be erected some distance
teb the rear (of the mansion, where sthrubs and
f lowlers will be produce(d on a scale of
luxuriance commensurate with the other de
tails of this mnagnliicent retreat. A.t present
the plans for these adjuncts are held in abey
ance. The1 innumerable apartments on the
Slirt floor are laid off as follows: (On the right
I of the vestibule is a hat room. Thence, run
Dning rearwards, is a spacious hall, connecting
with an inner hall and with two other halls
that cross at right angles. One of the latter
, formsll anl elntranlce from the carriage porch at
th1e left side of thel nialsion, and also gives
a space for a grand staircase leading to the upper
floors. The (thier leads out to the garden
Sgroundsll at the right of the mlansion. On first
passing thevstibule the visitor finds a splen
did apartment on the right of the hall, which
is intended for a library. To the rear of it,
I opening on the harll, is a stately music-room,
d wiich txinumunicates with a main garden en
Strance. To the rear of the music-ro101n is the
smoking-roomsl; one of the halls refeirred to
sepparates it from the billliard-room, to the
rear of which is the Ibreakfast-rotw). On the
lIft slde of the main hall, commrneneing again
at the vestibule, is a large reception-roiom,
with sliding doo1rs that communicate with the
Idralwing-room, irmedilately to its rear. (The
Sllmusic-room and library aret connected In the
same mannelr.) To the rlear of the drawing
room is the hall that connects with the car
Sriage porthl, ani Ibeyond that is the dining
room ; still to the rear Is the bnltlery. then the
t kitchen, scullerin., pastry-rooms, china
t room, lavatories, linen-closets and nooks and
cicorneirs without end4(. The recep)tion-room,
drawinlg-room, munlsic-room anld library areall
, very much the same siz5, their width being
oerty feet or more. One remarkable feature
of the dining-room denerves mention. It is a
large apartmlent, suflici-nt in rxtenb fun al
4 most any ordinary reqlliremnents, but by
Smetans of an ingelniously contrived arrange
m erit it canl bie madet( to inclullde a section of
I thll hall, and also the coinmmnlious billiard
'roo m opposite, thus constituting an unbroken
banquet hall onm hundred feet in length.
h Hero can be spread a feast from which many
e hundreds ollldl partake, an: 1 no better or
, iorie extensive ball-lornm ctll.l be desired in
a Iprivate mansion. 'Throughout the interior
of the structure poli(shed woods of the most
costly character will be used. All the floors
i' will be inlaid, and the cornices will be of an
nl (lborat)itl (escription. A hundred anld lfty
feet to t he rear of the malnsion the stalbles art,
W being e(rected, which will conform in style tt
1 the principal building. Fountains and ornaI
mental waters will be advantageously esta)
lished around the front of the mansion and in
Inellr pro(ximity toI it. Also, lish-pools, such1 at
the old1 English monks weI.l wont to :create or
. their abbey lands. The' drives will be laid out
oa grladedl and gravetled in une.xceptionable) style
a- and will be bordered by chloice ferns a11d firs
y and in the vicinity of the mansion some lint
a1 statuary will be placed.
The Peabody Subsistence Association held its
usual meeting last evening, which, though pro
tracteid, touched principally uion matters of
A committoo reported that they had waited
upon President I olhonde, at his residence, and
found him not only much improved in health,
hut sufficiently recovered to come out to-day.
The announcement was received with acclama
During the meeting the association were
waited upon by a committee from the 'Mutual
Benevolent Association." a colored organiza
tlcn armed with a document containing a great
deal of "whereas." and the purport of which Is
to ask aid of the Peahodys. and which says that
unless aided the "Mutual Benevolent Associa
tion" will appeal to the country at large to make
donations directly to hem.
The document, which is a cunningly-devised
piece of literature, takes occasion to say also
chat 'hey will be led to publirh their appeal be
cause the Peabody Association issu, a rations to
people who, If in want at all Ireferring doubt
less to the police) are so because f the delia
ouency of.the city to pay its employees. "to the
exctluslon of the more-deserving poor. es
pocially th so of our race." and because the
Orleanus Central IRelief Committee" in charge
of the Government rations, "under a strained
constru-tion of the orders from Washington,"
issue rations only to yellow fevwr sick and con
valescents,. to the detriment of our "starving"
Mr. J. K. Newman, in the chair, told the
members of the committree that the Peabody
Association had after severe expert. nee, found
it necessary' to devote their attention particu
larly to those made destitute in consequence of
the prevailing epidemic, understanding, as
theydid, that the contributions from abroad
were intended for that otrp-se; that their dis
tribution of food had been conducted without
regerd to class or condition in life.
'J he committee having presented forty-seven
requisitions recommended by the "MutualI
Benev,'lent As-ociation" prior to the seventh
iusrtaut, the date when the Peabodys resolved to
honor only the requisitions of the Howard's.,
Young Men's Christian and Ladies' Physio
logical Associations, the meting agreed that
- the requisitions would be f1lle I and handed
ov"r, approved, to the colored association to
1 At the recent reception given to Lord Bea
r consfield in Guildhall there appeared at the
g gate a man in a low-crowned felt hat, with his
head bent, his gaiters a mass of mud, his coat
all muddy, even his face all covered with
splashes. The police were for pushing him
back at once, as an impudent ragamuffin who
t had no right among the gorgeous carriage
p veople waiting there for friends to pass them
into the Guildhall. But this travel-worn and
travel-stained individual produced an oflicial
e ticket for one of the best places within the
- building, and so passed in, to the discomfiturE
t of the beadles among the spotlessly attired
s and fashionable throng, who had driven ui
e protected from the rain and mire in comforta
le equipages. He was a Jewish rabbi, who
I had walked all the way from a distant part of
London, determined to welcome the Earl o:
Beaconsfield, and forbidden by his religion ti.
ride on the Sabbath day.
TIIE I1ELIEEF C( OMMIIITTEES
AN EFFORT TO MAKE THEIR WORK i
THE FOUNDATION OF POLITI-\ v
That the workings of the relief and charita
lie associations of this city during this time of a
dire distress and poverty should be made the a
foundation of political enpital seems almost in- (
credible, but such is nevertheless the ease. (I
From almost the very day on which contribu
tions from the North and East for the relief of
our plague-stricken peoplo wore acknowledged.
there has beon an effort to convince the gene- p
rous donors that in the distribution of the sup
plies sent and the expenditure of the money
forwarded, there has been a race distinction.
Disatchcs representing that the colored peo
pvi have Ibeen excluded from the benefits of the
various associations have ibeen sent North and
East and West by special corrersponldents, who
have-and they di( well to do it.--prserved
their incognito. and by private individuals, E
the lowest of the low in the ranks of the Repub.
lican party, and this is way down in the depths
and sad to say, both the corrosoondents and
the individuals have beeoon influencced by certain
rpersons recognized as Republican leaders In
It was only the other lay that Naval Officer
Jarnes Lewis. a colored man who. to his credit
be it, said, has depro ated and eon(demned the t
pollcy, pursued in this matter by other lead rs.
and. who has. as an official and an Individual, t
given tue various associations every assistance,
in his prower. recenivd a lette- from a person f
onnected with the Chicago Thins', requesting
I the truth regarding the rumor so indu triously
Scirculated that the claims of colored people
3 were ignored by the relie committees,
His reply has bonen published, but it in worthy i
of being placed once more on record. It was as t
NEW OnTEAwQs, Feptember 5, 197s. t
Martin Lewis, Times Office. Chicago: I
Not true as to distribution. No discrlmina- '
tion in charities. All alike. Great suffering.
Need holp. JAMES LEWIS, Naval Officer.
Naval Oflicer Lewis, in a conversation with a
D i)goonAT reporter, stated that his reply had
been severely crilticlsed by prominrnti Itepub
Ilans and that his action in sending the dis
patch had been condemned behcasell it was in
direct opplosltion to the Interest and Dotliy of
- the party, and. growing somewhat. excited. hir
said that although ie dlid not want this fact pub
a lished, that if he was again approached on the
r matter andl in thn same soirit he woruld not hen
t itate to give the names of the parti.s, and would
even go to the extent of publishlng a earol.
On Tuesday Mr. Lewis stated to the re
r D rters (thore were several ptresent rep
t ruesnting different paper)s thit i corm
t mitten compos.i of himself. Rev. J. Gould
and C. C. Antoinet had tailed on the reopre
I sentatives of the I'eabory, Howard and Young
Men's Christian Associations for the purpose of
inquiring Into the manner in whth rquisi
titons for rations were drawn, and whether or
not there was any discrimination on account of
a co.or; that the commnittet wtrt informe.d, and
0 as a result of a subsequent deliberatlon ex
0 prtssed themselves sat.isnied that nro discrimi
C nation was madie: that without rega-nd to color,
u nationality or religlan, requisitions were given
, to the needy, and were on presentation dully
SThis Is, in suhbstaner. the statement of Naval
Offiner Lewis. It wa;s published ye'strrdr;y
Siorning, htas not been contradicted, and is in
every respect, worthy of belief
'rThrt tht conclusions roachcd by the commit
tee were not satisftactory to the Reoublican
SIleaders, who are working this thing, is evi
- denoeed by the ftact that yosttrttday the strvetral
d nasocations were algain visited by another com
mittee. and a documernt. embodying the same
old complaint, ant threatniriag to aoptal t' the
contributors to the fInlis of thele assnoiations
for donations ijr" he I relief ofl' crorrrd people. was
a This document was signed by J. Gould. Gee.
I W. Bryant W. G. Jtrr,wn. (i. Antoine, If. .(
y i)onnlla, W. N. Riantrrs, T1. B. BStarnps and A. F.
Riard. It will be observed that the names of
two of the persons wh , aI.cted with Mr. Lewis
SDappear as signertrs to the dolumeont.
A fn'w words as to the rtequest of this drocu
n m-nt. Gould is rot known. (George . Bryant
t, is notcd as th flighting and swearing prearcher,
Y and a striker frr hlie Rlepulblicnn Dprrty. He is a
r member and an active worker in evtery party or
n faction in this cityv. the Demrroeratic parrty tx
r coet'd, Of W. G. Brown it is but neressary to
t say that, hi is the ex-Rladical HSuerintendent of
Public Education; his rtecord while filling
t that position establishtes his character.
Hn e is ow at mrnmbr of the Orleans
Y Central IB'lirf Committee. which has charge of
't the distribution of the government rations,
.o and if there were, reny groulndls fr cornmplaint,
•- and ho was act uatrdltl try a sincrrre d sir, to relieve
- the nre(.ssities ttf he ItopDle of his race,. and
r not by tartisan rn motlves, he conrl dro it by reqini
sitions, signed or countersigncd by himself.
C. C. Antoin is a weak-mirnde individual.
n who hr's oltnn hrbeen pushed into a promilnent
ot ition hecatuse otf hi willingnem s to serve as
ta cat's paw or flrnrtr-heiad for thte more intelli
5, gent and smarter nrimn rf the party.
it tamle tlord dearl,out the samILre prtsitien in the
estimation of the lneadetrs of his party ts doest
Antoine. Heo was for awhile a member of the
General Assembly of the ttate, and while he
was such he wa> known as "the greatest fotrl in
the BSrnate." and there were some pretty big
is fools occuplying setats at tlhe time.
a- As to the others, thery are not, prominent in
opolitics, and weore evidently 'ropdt in." Etard
Smurst, however, bi excepted. Of him It can be
said that he Is anxious to stand well with the
td leaders and wire-pullers of hise party. and this.
no doubt, explains his action.
LETTERS FROM TilE PEOPLE. t
[The DEMOCRAT is responslble for none of z
the views expressed in the communications
•nder this head; but no communications will i
xe printed except from responsible parties.] E
THE CITY HALL AND TIlE DEMOCRATIC
To the Editor of the Democrat:
Our mutual .friends at the Hall sink their
individual in their official character. It is
not who knows "Mr. A." or "Mr. B." to be a
good man or a genial friend, but who knows
him to be, say a good Mayor or a good Ad
ministrator. That is, attentive, sagacious
and prompt in business; keeping*the muni- I
cipal machinery in working order, lightning t
to discover, and firm to kick out dead-beats, t
handy-men and barnacles on the city lists, so f
as to give the public what it demands in pri
vate affairs--the most for its money. It is of
no consequence to the people whether the i
writer or any other citizen knows personally I
this or that public officer. If these latter do t
their duty their personal popularity is of no I
importance, or it might become in ract a dan- I
gerous element of character, by exposing I
them to the temptations of undue and pri
vate influences appealing to the weakness of
a love of popularity.
I am not now speaking of a city hail
operated upon the only true American sys
tem; that of divided representation and
united responsibility. The ideasof the people
finding expression through aldermen or elder
men, and a mayor or major; greatest, wisest
and best of men among men, with appointed
servants qualified mentally and bonded finan
cially, to execute the resultant will of the
people, disc6vered through their select or
eldermen. Such a city hall has been and will
be again, let us hope soon, but at present we
have the bureau system, invented for us by
the wicked ingenuity of Warmoth and perpet
uated, it is alleged, at present, by the neces
sities ot our status qlo.
Be that as it may, the City Hall, as it is, is
our form of government, and if wise, we shall
make the best of it.
Occasionally, when a grumbler is pinned
down to a matter of fact, and ,proof called for
of such statements, as that the indigent dead
are dumped out of their coffins into their
graves to save the two dollars invested in the
coffin; or that dead animals arc indiscrimi
nately thrown out of garbage carts by loads
in front of residences, or that the surfaces of
our canals show in every direction multi
tudes of the swollen and festering caresses of
cats and dogs, or that the city is relentlessly
pressing its delinquent and over-burdened
taxpayers even in these fever tiimes, or that
the gutters are not daily flu:hed and the
weeds not destroyed, the drainage of the city
imperfect, the parks out of order, "timen not
accepted for taxes, as are or would be drawn.
numbers of premium honds, and so oil
tlhrouigh a long list of complaints; I say
when you hring one of these grumblers down
to a prooi case, my experience has been that.
in nine times out (of ten he was no case at all.
The most persistAnt denunciartions of the
hall are made probab ly by the debris of the
old resistants of ladulial taxation; who are
attempting to (ill the role of that truly hon
oratble association, and iingllne they are
doing so by barking at the Plrenil urn Bonds.
A Iegal limb of that Ilk w.nt so far In a
lublic "howl at the hall" Ias to say that no
honest; Ian woulid own I'remniumn lBonds, and
if he (sr a hl limb) hadl any he would tear them
up in the sight, of all, anl trample the frag
mints iiunder his feet.
Yet the gentleman mtight, by calm reflec
tion, easily htave known what, is evident to all
thinking citizens that the I'reniiumn Bondl
plan is the city's only bulwark against bank
If these blatant enemies of any plan really
want repudiation, they should in candor say
so, and not by a roundahtout abuase of men in
office, screen their true intentiun.
A few words more on this important issue
and I close this letter. The advocacy of the
breaking up of the I'remilui Bond plan Is that
of out and out repudiation, which as a city
relief measure cannot b1e successful as long as
the United States courts and the State courte
are open to creditors.
1low this w)ould work In detail I shall have
to leave for another tlne, with your permis
sion; but it may be added that the only re
fuge the city has aijinlct botndholders, some of
whom have ptovishonally accTepted and some
of whom have utterly rej'cted her scheme of
rodemption, is the Ireniumn Bond plan itself,
in which the city offers all somethitng. Break
up that and there will be more suits, Injuno
tions, seizures and mandamuses to levy
taxes, acting as llortiages on all the real es
tate in town than years upon years will ever
Let well enough alone should be in this cas.
the motito of every solvent CrIT'ZzN.
P1 OLITICtI, WAIF'.
T''he Chinese must go now, and no mistake.
Kearney put it to vote the othe'r night In
SJersey City, and it was carried unanimously,
Blaine is going to North Carolina to do
Ssonic stumping. We suggest Buncombe
county as the lield for his services.--lCiucin
The Legislature of Oregon will meet on
Monday next. Its seleention of United States
Senator is awaited with interest. The Demo
1 crats have II majority on joint ballot.
v Blale says that "'any adrioit demagogue
f can have a folloiwing." No man in the United
States is b"tter qualilied to spea. k fromin per
r sonal experience.--jSpringli ,Id Republican.
SLew Wallace having ulndeirtaken to nmlake
things warmo in ()odlove S. firth's district. i
alpoint . G(overnlor (of New Mexico, proba
bly on the, condition that he will leave for his
n post at once.- (Chicago Times.
Y The Senate is lost for tth next Congress,
Il and probably for the one su cceweling that.
Y The follies and blunders of t he' past four
n years have ciost us so much. Deeply as we
may lament this fact it stares us in the face.
i- It, can neither be explainedl away nor con
n coaledl. (Utica Herald (tRep.)
flon. ignartius Donnelly, of Minnesota, s1
. in a fair way to renillov the M. C. mark troca
t at least 1one1 member of thei W.,slhbiurne fanm
n ily. lie has received botl th ti Diorm.cratic
is and (Greenback nomlinat,.ions in the Third
5 Minnesota District a ild will inill nniobabUlity
ioi, Mr. Wr . ri. Wva.lflini ,jadl .
The Vermont election shows a falling off in
. the votil for (hiveror llof 11% per cent. The
'f I)emocratic vote, compai'red with 1876, shows
H a loss of I I11% sper cetnt whiln. the Republican
vote shoiws a Iloss of 1t;6 pIr cent. IlThen Na
'- tionals polled a little over ia, thl'ulls:nid votes,
and the relative loss of the two 'litl parties
a indicates that the votes of the Nationals came.
ir chiefly from the Jtepublhanis.
Thurman and ohio.
Senator Thurman has as good a right
to feel proud of Ohio as Ohio has to be
proud of hirm as her foremost son. His Ham
ilton speech has dione motre to unite the hith
erto conflicting views of the Democratlic par
ty in this State than all otlwr infilunces, and
the party was never in better working order
than it is at this tirno. Having lurnished a,
platform that is a, key-note for the party all
through the West and South, anm with her
most dlistinguished son stepping forward as
its ablest and most hearty exponent, there
isn't much doubt but Ohio will he allowed to
name the nominee for the Pre:sidotlncy in 185I0.
A cotnplete( Democratic victory in Ohio this
fall will give assuranc.e to this ambition, and
we are sure no one will do mo)re to bring about
that victory than Senator Thurman. His cam
paign this year will bear fruit.
...... --- ) 0.-=- .. . .
Boultwell's Fat Take.
The new edition of the Revised Statutes.
edited by George S. Boutwell, is about ready
for distribution. Perhaps there is not hing in
this ponderous volume of 14,)0 pages that will
be remembered so long as the history of Bout
well's conne,:tion with it. As chiairnan of the
Senate ilonirnittee on the Revision of Statutes
in the L'orty-fourth Congress, he used his po
sition toI shelve the nomination of a commis
sioner to perform this task of codifia.tion,
and as soon as his Senatorial term expired he
secured the job for himself. There has been
no instance of sharper practice in the entire
history of the Senate, and for the hlinor of that
body we may well hope that the instance will
not he regarded as a precedent.
No D ummkopt.
Citizen Schwab declares that if Bismarck's
bill against the Socialists shall pass, some of
the men who vote for it had better settle up
their worldly affairs. It is not to be inferred
from this that Citizen Schwab himself will
undertake the weeding of the Parliament. It
is Citizen Schwab's duty to remati in Amer
ica and sell beer, and this he understands.
By mixing the wine of Gamrbrinus with poli
tics Citizen Schwab has found himnseli started
upon the high road to wealth, anl the impe
rial targets have nothing to lear from him.
Herr Schwab is no dutrnmmkopf.
Where Ben's Political xtrenath LI.es.
ISDringflel-l Union. Re.l
The Lowell District is the onlyonein which. -
Iuitler has gained any prominenti t Repluilican
following, and that is dus to the fact that he
is a heavy stockholder in several Lowell cor
porations. The Middliesex Manufacturing
Company, in which he is largely int-.rested,
pays its stockholders 20 per ce'nt, and several
of its men 80 cents a day. "G(it-ld, gallant,
glorious Butler," as Dennis would say. No
wonder the workingmen rally to his support.
A Solid North
[Washington Gaz ste.l
Those Radicals who aff Ict to see dibloyalty
and national peril in the fact that three or
four Southern States iicr:t unbroken Demo
cratic delegations to Conigre-s, and rheretore
cry out against "the solid Sut,." are hereby
reminded that the follow'irng No them States
elect all Republicans,: Iowa, K ,,as, Nsr,ras
ka, Minnesota, Maine. Ri,,de I;sand and Ver
mont. Rather "solid," I-n't i ?
Economizing President TI den's halary,.
When a free-lunch rout-. p rmis;-s to pan
out particuiarly rich, the Pre.ldet. t t kes the
I whole family along. It des--ns oxheose at
I the White House durin. the fr, qujiot ab
sences of the family, and keeps the salary ia