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o. W. McORAMRW, Editer.
MONROE, LA., DECEMBER 30, 1870.
[Mpecial to the Daily Telegraph.1
Particulars of Attempt to lurder
Germans Retreating on the Saone.
They Hastily Evacuate Dijon.
.Villages Crowded with German Sick
The French Rallying.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.-M-rs. Belk
nap, wife of the Secretary of War, is
dead. She was a Miss Tomlinson, of
Ky., and sister of Lieut. Toimlinson,
who served the Confederacy as an aid
de-camp to Gen. Sam W. Ferguson.
Pleasanton will assume Commission
ership of Internal Revenue, on Tues
PORGIIKEEPSIE, Dee, 29.-The ice on
the river is six inches thick. Weather
ORi3MIW INTaULELU IGasU.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 29. - The
declaration of independence of the Dan
ubianprincipalities has been announc
ed here, and causes profound sensation.
BERLIN, Dec. 29.-An attempt of
the French prisoners confined on the
Rhine to escape, was discovered and
LONDON, Dec. 29.-The Prussians on
Wednesday occupied the line between
Due Lain and Plar, apparently concen.
trating forces behind Balbac, where an
engagement is imminent.
The French government formally pro
tests to the Vienna Cabinet against its
allowing the Prussians the use of Aus
trian railroad stock.
Land communication between Cher
bourg and Calais is interrupted.
The following dispatch was received
from Madrid, to-day, and gives some
further particulars in regard to the at
tempted assassination of Gen. Prim:
"This evening vh4#l l(1en. Prim was
proceeding from Cortes to his residence
some individuals in Caloabella fired in
to his carriage, wounding Gen. Prim
and his adjutant, but not dangerously.
No public disturbance occurred, as the
authorities took prompt measures to
prevent an outljreak, and arrest the as
sas.ins. Great popular indignation is
manifested at this dastardly attempt to
murder Prim, which happily iled."
The Germans in the eastern depart- 1
inent are retreating. They have al- I
ready evacuated the town of( Gray in
the valley of the Saone.
A proclamation has been issued by
the Prussian government placing under
blockade all the ports now occupied or I
hereafter captured by the Germans.
The harbor of Keif is closed by ice.
The Paris press is opposed to France
emburk abrogated, is couched in terms
similar to those used by Earl Gran
V A LL*t, DV*. 29-Nort Artoz
is silent to-day, but the forts in the
neI~ghr'obiityo;'3 eU a
guns. The Prusslanis 6n Monday oc
cupied Bapaune, four miles southeast
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.-The Herald's
special from London, 29th, says: "A
dispatch fvoa Versailles of the 27th
states that the bombardment of Mt.
Arron is ineffectual. The French have
caused considerable damage to the
BORDEAUX, Dee.29.-The entire pop
ulation of the Eastern department is
aroused to assist the troops in all battles
and skirmishes, and the Government is
taking steps to arm all the people.
Gambetta arrived to-day from Lyons.
It is asserted that the Prussians, in
censed with correspondents of English
papers, have sent many of them side
It is officially announced that the
the Prussians hastily evacuated Digon.
This is the first result of the movement
ordered by the War department.
Baiioo advices state that military,
operations have been suspended since !
the 22nd, on account of intense cold.
LILLE, Dec. 27.-A Prussian victory
at Port Noyelles is officially denied.
The Prussians have lost heavily in bat
ties and from sickness.
The villages are encumberedwith their
sick and wounded. The Germans are
f suffering from opthalmia. There are
18,000 sick and wounded at Chalons
The advance guard of Garibaldi's army
entered Digon this morning.
NEw ORLEANS, Dec. 29.--)Dparfcl"
Gov. Allen for the Ouachita river.
Corn-firmer; white and yellow 68@ 70
Hay-firmer; prime 28; choice 30( 1.
Pork-steady; mess 21.50.
Sugar-quiet; common 67i 1; good
841(8i; prime 9A@10.
Molasses--demand active and advanc
ing; common 5055; prime 54i61;
Whiskey-firmer; email@example.com; others un
Cotton active and easier; sales 925o;
good ordinary 181(t; low middling 13(
@i,; middling (4(j;,4repCe I2,&8g;
foreign exports -0 15.
Sterling 20; sight 1 discount.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.-Money closed;
currency 7; sterling heavy at 91; gold
110. J; cotton dull and heavy; sales
3800 bales, at 15i.
Money very stringent up to 3 o'clock,
and brokers were compelled to pay i to
} commission. After that prominent
brokers appeared in the long room
offering to carry any partt:f five thou'
sand shares of North Western at 7 per
Some banks are drawing in loans
preparatory to payingdividends, which
adds to the stringency indictted as un
favorable to relief this week.
LIVEIR~oL, Dec. 29.- E'rendin.
Cotton quiet; uplands 81d; Orleans 4Bd;
sales 12,4K); 2000 for speculation and
IONDON, Dec. 29.-- Erenlny.-Consols
P*; bonds 881.
German women send all sorts of
things through the mails to their hus
bands, sons or sweethearts away sol
diering. Letters are permitted up to
sixteen ounces weight, so they send
cigars, tea, chocolate, shirts and slip
pees. A pafirud tippm e an beaseuti
onae in each. One woman sent a fan
nel shirt l six pieces by six poets. The
last letter contained the left sleeve,
with the needle and thread for sewing
the shirt together.
A quack dish--roast duck. •
A Caifornia Last.
An Insurance Swindle.
Arras Evacuated by the French.
Bourbaki and Chansey Moving.
The Prussians Capture Fort Arron.
Cotton Quiet and Steady.
SAN FRANCISCo, Dec. 29).-Sixty thou
! sand pounds of powder was exllo(iecl in
the Blue Point (ravel (;old Mine this
Gold bearing earth, toi liºet square
'and seventy-five deep, was lifted _i
feet and completely shattered. This
was the greatest mining ,la--t ever
fired in California.
NEW HAVEN, t('oNN., l)ec. 129.-A
meeting of the stockholders of the
Home Insurance Company, it was dis
1discovered that stock had never been
over to the amount of 8400,M0n, though
uominally $10,000,0t). The Conpany in
1867 mla(le a false report. The pl)rsent
indebte(lness exceeds the assets $0)0,
040. Agents have been notified to stop
M2:MtrI. ls, Iec. 30. - John Bell
Crockett, grandson of l)avy Crockett,
was found murdered on a trading boat
at Bloody Island. No clue to the mur
ST. Louis, lec. 30.-Vehicles of all
descriptions are crossing on ice above
the bridge piers.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30.-A general
committee met at Tammany Hall to
arrange for the reception of released
fenian prisoners, whose arrival is daily
Eighteen thousand dollars was im
mediately subscribed, which will he
raised to fifty thousand.
The French Democratic Central Club,
will hold a mass meeting to-night in
Coolper Institute, to express their sym
pathy for the French.
BALTIMORE, 1ec.. 3).--Surratt after
lecturing last evening, was arrested by
Revenue oficers on a charge of not
having paid license as tobacco dealer
two years ago, with a design it is said
to prevent his lecturingin Washington.
NEW YORK, Dec. 80.-A row of two
story fratime huildings was burned in
Brooklyn; 22 families homeless.
LoNlos, Dec. 30.-The Freneh con.
sul, in.the island of Jorsey, ordered all
beneh refugees to report at head quar
ters for service; otherwise they would
be considered deserters.
The French have resolvedl to defend
Cambria at all hazards.
It is stated that there are 2000 Prue
,isns at St. Quentin, 25 miles south of
Arras has been evacuated by the
BORDEAUX, Dec. . - Evening.
Gambetta's presence gives great impe
tus to the military preparations.
Troo wit -ammuni
tion, a i idly' t'A front.
Bourb is aglt eastward
with the view of cutting the Prussian
lines of communication.
Chansey sent a strong column to
)ontaire, driving the Prussians out of
the place and taking many prisoners.
Dec. 8(IT4-eli r r twelfth corps
occupied Fort Arron after one day's
The French left behind their dead,
many, gunk, M larg ag rdiles.
LoNDON, Dec. 30.-The Prussian
government note to the English gov.
erament, says Prussia will give indem
nity bonds to the owners of British
vessels destroyed to impede the navi
gation of the Seine, but declines to
compensate the sailors for the harsh
treatment accorded them.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30.--Cotton quiet
and steady; sales 1500 bales; uplands
S15r; sterling, long 9; short 91.
LIVERI''ooL, Dee. ;30.--Noon.-C'otton
I steady; uplands sid; Orleans Bid; sales
12,0tM); week 54,0(n); export 9i 5n; specu
'lation '~tNN; stock 375,l$M); American
109,0(( ,; receiplts M,0 )0; American 75,4 M,).
An ElelIhat Frozen to Death.
The elephant which for the pa-t few
weeks has been keeping his trunk at
the Varieties theatre, was taken acre-,
the river Monday night, and placed in
a car on the St. Louis, Vandalia anlld
Terre Haute railroads preparatory to
his shipment. During the night,
while suffering from the intense cold
of a climate so much farther north than
that nature designed him for, and all
unknown to his keelper, he broke out of
his plrison and wandered all over the
central portion of the island, breaking,
every window out of which -hone a.
light that he could reach, and alarm.
ing the inibhahitants generally. There
were sonime very ludicrous scenes, but
strange to -ay, no one discover(ed the
cause of the runmpus. Yesterday m,rn.
big the elephant was found dead ne.ar
the St. Louis and Southern railr oad
(depot, where the poor brute, at last
overcome by the cold, had lain down
and expired.--,t. Louis Times.
Lovers of the bivalves, lspecially
those who prefer them in their own
liquor, may be interested in knowing
what that fluid contains. That useful
little Instrument, the microscope, makes
some very unpleasant discoveries of
which with the naked eye alone we
should remain happily ignorant. A
scientifJournal says that if, on opening
an oyster, the liquor is retained in the
lower or deeper shell, and viewed
through the mieseeope, it it be found
to contain multitudes of small oysters
covered with shells, swimming nimbly
about-one hundred and twenty of
which extend but one inch. Besides
these young oysters, the liquor contains
a v rvt'rtyglm1gOmm -,.n fli'rlad&
of three dltinet species of worms.
Sometimes their light represents a blu
ish star about the center of the shell,
(which will be autifully luminous in a
The Folly or Pride.
"After all," says the late Sidney
Smith, "take some quiet, sober moment
of life, and add together the two ideas
of pride and of man: behold hinl rera
ture of span high, stalking through in
finite space in all the grandeur of little
ness. Perched on a speck of universe.
.aery wind of heaven strikes in his
blood the coldness of death--his soul
floats from the body like melody fromn
the string; d(lay and night as dust on the
wheel, he is rolled along on the heav
ens, through a labyrinth of worlds, and
all the creations of God are flaming
above and beneath. Is this creature to
make himself a crown of glory? To,
dpny his own flesh, to mock at his fel
low, sprung from the dustto which both
"will soon return I"
The Augusta (Georgia) Constitution.
alist insists that Alexander H. Stephens
and Herschel V. Johnson are now the
rightful United States Senators from