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FRIDAI MVlRN1NG, FEBRUARY 5. tI0.
MWOer sL , ýa I5AXi&a ra5 . r. b
St. Petersbbrg has a Sorosats. o
Omali is now the capital of Nebraska. st
B' ,wnlow's mili'ia respond slowly.
A single file-A bachelor.-N. Y. Citizen. B
An average wedding in Chicago costs $10,000. B
The patent oflice made $50,000 last year. di
Alaska had twenty-aix snow storms last yver.
Laboulaye is not coming to America.
4 there is a row between the Chicago Sorosises.
Dix has received the Burlingame embassy. ft
Tom B. Florence still lives and Brigham Y )ung t
The Princess Mathilde gives a receptli this
week to the Chinese embassy. T
It is denied that Dix protested honors paid to w
Mr. Davis in France. II
Christine Nilsson has been engaged for a sesaaon I
ao Italian opera in New York next fall. ,
Miss Leo Hudson is doing " Mozeppa" in Mem- a
A number of wealthy Cubans are in town with
a view of investing in Louisiana sugar land's.
Gen. Sherman Is expected to arrive to-day by
the steamer Continental. g
The Memphis Avalanche thinks unreconstructed T
Mississippi the happiest State to the South.
A Milwaukee velocipedlst wagers $1000 that he it
can make forty miles an hour. re
Disgusting meanness- to tan a dog's hide with his
The Pope Noble Cadets, of Gretna. are to trip
the light fantastlic.
Mrs. Stanton wishes Sumner to write her an d
" able article " on " The Sphere of Man." t
The N. Y. World It now after the coal adl-. b
Kentucky as well as Delaware, retains the whip- aS
The Bellows Palls National Bank, in Vermont
has a president 94 years old. o
Gra t's letter strangling the inasguration ball t
is called his first veto me lage. o
The poorest farmer in the land. if unableto feed O
hi. calves, can always grase hi shins--[Ex. a
A writer in Once a Week thinks John Brown a
was a negro. o
Wendell Phillips still wants Andrew Johnson T
The youngest daughter of Governor Chafln, of A
Maeachonetts, died at Rome a few days ago. 8
There was a nwn ! at a late meeting of the New b
York )oroes. o0
The weather has been ununsually cold for two c
days. Fires and overcoats have been in steady b
John Yallandinaham, formerly publisher of a
journal in Madisolun parish, died in Vickeburg on fi
The New T ork Timen. in a reckless moment, ti
eclls Mrs. Swisahelm "a Dragon of the Bee
Underneath each chair mn the new San Fran fi
cisco theater tIs a square hat Lbox, in whlch the P
chapean is safe from injury.
Theatrical-Professor Blot is organizing a n·nm -
pany In this city for the mahulacture of sous.- g
[IN. Y. Demo:rat. n
Rev. Mrs. P. A. Hanuford has become the b
shepherdee of an Universalit flock in Port. h
The best of o. heing anftit to die, wha'lt anso 1ix
precaible ab.oudity to puL the wurst to deaih.
C. C'. Washburne, of Wisconsin. is to be Grant's b
secretary of the interior, says a Washington spe
clal to the Mobile Register. P
It haa been discovered that $2?,000,000 of church a
fands have been loaned for speculative purposes It
in Wall street, and that severtl churches are r
mortgaged for the same purpose.
It begins to look as though the everlasting grab i
for lands, bonds, securities, etc., to bnaid railroads
across the continent, would be ehoked off by Con- '
Yes, I love a .hlw.- Would like to see the Jew ,
eec who was in the ri.thl avenue car at the cwter b
house ins tSjpring street, near Hndeon.--[Brad c
The Baton Rouge .\Advocaste makes highly corn-m b
pllmentary mention of Dr. O. Kratz, who has re- ,
cently left Baton Rouge for a wider field of prac c
tice in this city, where he formerly exercised his
profession with distinguiahed ability.
I cannot doubt that if A. T. Stewart should b
advertise for clerks at one hundred dollars per
ananm and board, he would have five thouand
applicants before the week's end. -And so of m
cl'pying and nistc teachllng.-[Greeley.
Miss Katie Potnam disports on the bicycolar hi
relocipede at the Davenport (lows) theater. it
During the performance Kate wears a bicycular is
gaIment. "' She makes the mhnlme sip," ts the t
comment of the local papers.
If Mr. Booth wished to get five hundred young n
men and women to play gratis in his theater, he
would not have to go out of New York for them.
The girs especially would ask notiong better P
than to Ser 'e melancholy Danae.'-[New York
A Jefferse City (Mo.) dispatch lays a bill will tl
be introdaced, coming from the committee of the
Boore, on Texas cattle, which will uttely pro. 0
Shdlt the driveig of Teas cattle into the State,
Sand provide aequate sees to ccoemplish that
The Baltimore Statesman conoedes to Reverdy
Johnson high qualities s a humorist. By way of
illastration t refter to his recent acknowledgment
that there is no d ference between the skulls of
black and white men nor the State papers of LI
berises and Eoghshmen.
The N. Y. Star thinks there is a trifle too much I
billiard playJng. It has saes many a man punch- I
I 1g ivory balls by the hour when he shold have
been at hib bulneose, and Maay, too, spending for 1
games and drank the money that should have
bees handed over to the family at home.
At has recent lecture at the Cooper institute,
Mr. Train wore a blue swallow.tail coat, with a
velvet collar and a brilliant assortment of brass I
buttons, a large rosette, in which the colors of the I
rainbow were beautifully blended, an imaculate I
whi o waistcoat, and sombre inexpressibles.
Queen Victoria wears her hair, In private, as
EEglish ladies were wont to wear it five and twen. I
ty yeare ago; on the rare occasions on which she I
appears in public, she bands her tresses under a
dianmond coif, after the manner of Mary, queep
The London Spectator says the English Ian
guage is freer from the corruptions of dialect and
provincialism in America than in England. Rev
erdy Johnson intimated as much in one of his
late speeches to an applauding audience of
We are pained to learn that one of our most a.
compl shed tailors has become mentally deranged
Sin coasequence of a long serles of ineffetual at.
tempts to satisfactorily adapt a pair of pantaloons
to the actual developments of the undeniably flne
limae belonging to one of is bet patrmns.
According to " Cousin Nonrma," who tells the °
story in a late letter from this city to the Louis
ville Democrat, the gusets at the City Hotel are i
waited on by a live German prince who was de
posed by a decree of Prussia, whereupon he
" calmly laid aside his scepter " and assamed the
Victoria is sid to bea Ritualist. On a late oc r
casion in the Chapel Royal. St. James, she sent to 1I
the clergyman offleitltlg at the altar a red bag, t
edged with gold lace, and contalning"the queen's 0
offering ot gold. frankinense and myrrh, in com.
memoration of the gifts of the magi to the infant c
Will somebody tell us the meaning of the leath
ern cockades that we see on the hats of coachmen t
and footmen of some of the flashing equipages in as
the fashionable thoroughfares? In England the b
kIckehaw denotes, if we are not mistaken, that the
owners of the vehicle are of a certain rank of the
aristccracy. and a commoner would no more at
think of potting a cockade on his coachman's hat
Lhan of gqartiring the royal arms on his own es
eotebeon. Whbt can a cockade mean in New
York ?-(New )ora Post.
WMi. Collen lBryant, at the Baurns festival at
l Voik, on Monday u' ht, said: " I wonder
how the poets would look f! lbey could all be
brought together, with their ' eyes in fine frenzy m
rolling,' and some of their number, I fear, "ly.
out at e'bows. What would the denizens of WaU ta
street think of them if they were marched in pro- ha
cession through that part of the city? If an army
of stockholders could be mustered, and another of bh
Bedlai.ites, ard a third of poets, to which of the
other two wuc:d the troop of poets seem, by their
demeanor, to be most nearly related' Ti. tLat
question, 1 fear, I could not give an impartial of
It is now quite common, in case one meets n
friend casually in company with other gentlei :n, a
to be introduced to all il them. Perhaps, while
Sou are talking with your newly made acqiaint- t
ances, one of them Is seen by two or three of
his friends, who are also introduced all around.
Thus, while ou merely desired to exchange a few oh
words with your friend, you are forced to make bj
the acquaintance of an acquaintance of his aso- t
quaintance-an invasion of your private rights tb
which you are unable to resist or to protes:
against. This practice is peculiarly American, lit
abeord and annoying, and ought to be frowned on ca
by all trie gerltlemeu. It as-- with rare ex ep. t
tions-almost as much the right of a gentleman of
as of a lady, to decide for himself who shall be
introduced to him.- [New York Mail. re
The Turkish admlral, Hobart Pasha, dstin. a
gaished himself during our late war as a blockade et
runner. Twelve times be is said to have broken ce
the blockade of Carleston, each time
under circumstances of great danger, and
in consequence of this he publisied his hi
reminiscences under the title of " Never fr
Caught." When the Turks, a few weeks ago,
sent him to Crete in order to destroy the Eossis,
the Russian minister, tGeneral Ignatlefi made ener
getic efforts to retain him at Constautinople. Po- at
litical arguments being unavailing, an action for fit
debt was at last brought against him, in the hope pi
that be would be imprisoned, or, at all events, de
tained. But this device, too, was frustrated, and
he got away safely. Arriving on hboard his ship, of
his first act was to forward to the Russian emhus- cl
sador, together with a polite message, his li:tle it
work entitled "Never Caught."--[Ex.
A Boston correspondent writes that the custom
of dinner-giving is a passion of the solid men of
that city. "Longr experience has made ding al
one of the fine arts with us. .\t the house 4f one
of the wealthiest citizens the other day, the party i
after remaining an hour or so at one table, arose
and were ushered into another room, where a sec
ond table, with all its appointments, was laid.
The meal was there finished. The opportunity for
a double display of silser and porcelain was grand.
Aean offset to this I will meutioh a ciub of t-r!ve
gentlemen who dice evcry fortnight in a little
boat-hoouse on a bridge leading from the city. No
one can become a member who Is not an adept at
cooking some particularly delicious dish. Thiey i
have no servants, do their own cooking and wa-t
ing, and have better dinners than I ever ate any i
where else. The club was founded more than
forty )ears ago."
Horace Greeley makes this blandly blunt ora
tion to beggars of all degrees: " C'oun:ry friends.,
and especially young men. I give you fact. as I
have long observed and studied them. I tell you
frarkly lhat nty interest in your action thereon is
partly selfish; for my soul is weary ot these
incessant appeals for 'something to do, or, that
failing, for alms. There most. there will be beg
gars; but teed y,,, be beggars? Even if you
most, 1 wish it were in your hearts to stay wshere
beggars are not so enormously superabundant as
here. I often respond rudely harshly, to their
solicitat;ots, because I cannot he'p it. Wrn o't
by appeals to which I am otterly u:able to r-t
spud--denied opportunity to earn my oa i-ee ad
by thie endless proceslion of beggar.--l often
ptpeak more r:ughiy than I should, ibecause il,
patience is utterly exhausted. I am not as poor
as .Lacaus, still less am I ,a rich as Dives; but I
fully s3mpathli;ze with the laIter In so far as he is
represented uas wishing in Hades to send a me~
sengcr to his brethren still on earth, to entreat
them not to 'come into thin torielut. "
A 'ew iaye ago Butler discovered an item pro
vid;rp so ruucn per aonam for the siiperiat n
det of the Cript." Not understanudin what tL:i
meant, hlie sought knowledge from his fellow mem
bers, tut they were no wiser than he. ie thtno
c i s t:,I tie appropriation bilis for fifty years
back, at-I found.the same htlnrg charged in oa-h
bill. Alter a determined search among the ser
vsnts of the capitol the esuperintendent of the re
Cript was found. He was brought forward and oi
made to relate his history. It seems that shortly
after General Washingtoo died, an act was passed
by Congress providing for the building of a vault
beneath the capitol, which was to hold the re
mains of the immortal statesman and warrior, and i
to be called the Cript. It was found necessary to he
have a man to watch the sacred spot, and accord
ingly an officer was employed, to be called super- et
lntendent of the Cript. The duties of the superin- m
tendent were to sit near the Cript daily, from 9 vi
a. x. until 3 i. M , and see that only one gas bur. ti
ner wasunsed. This the present occupant has done
for the past forty years, and now Butler cruelly to
proposes to abolish the office. tl
Buy the only sewting machine it for family use. M
the Grover & Baker. Warranted for five yea-s. Ia
Quilter, braider and hemmer given with each b - tia
chine at 182 Canal strt. lin
, CITY TO'PI.
The time is very near when that jovial bead of
y revelers known to mortale m " Ye Mystiok
if Krewe," with their hugs sad mighty ehieftlsh,
at Corrs, wall come forth from their three hundred
If and sixty-four days of yearly seelnston, and burst
J,. ing upon the bewildered eyes of the good peopleof
New Orleans from their mysterious sand hitherto
,h undiecovwred hannts, shall fill the streets with a
stream of fantastic maskers; shall delight the
eager vis;one of New Orleass baseties with their
r beautiful tableaux; will minfgle with the ladies,
e their guests, to the maze. of the dance, and know
ing but unknown shall make many a joke and quip
a, nd jest; and will, when the midnight bell strikes,
a once more mysteriously disappear,and be no m re
known on this mundane sphere until another
a Mardi-Gras calls them forth to play the same fan.
a tastic tricks again. Well, when they come this
year we guarantee them as hearty a welcome as
a they have ever yet received, and as they have
t. made the Opera House their headquarters, will
e predict that the-aumber of their friends who will
a assemble to do them honor will be greater than it
ever was before.
After three hours filibustering upon it, the bill
donating to the Chattanooga Railroad Company
the indorsement of the 8tate on its bonds to
the amonut of $12,600 for each mile of the road in
the State west of New Orleans, at last passed the
House, finally, and now goes to the Senate. The
original bill provided for the indorsement of bonds
representing every mile of road in the State, but
it was amended so as to only include that portion
west of New Orleans. To no bill that has ever
passed the House has the opposition been so per. t
sistent and so obstinate. The enemies a
of the measure took advantage of every t
parliamentary tactic that could by any E
ingenuity be brought to bear upon the matter,
and actually succeeded in consuming over an hour b
in getting one motion to be put to the House. As an e
evidence of the efforts made to weary out the pa- I
tience of the members, it may be stated that the p
roll was called to record the votes of members no h
less than thirty.nine times, and only one of these- b
the instance where the vote upon the final passage
of the bill was taken-wea demanded for any
other reason than to consume time. But '"the d
colored troops fought nobly" and a quorum held v
out to the last roll call, which was gone through s
with at about half-past six o'clock. In addition h
to this session of six hours and a half, a night .
session was attempted by some of the members, t
but the majority thought they had earned their $8
"per diem per day," and therefore declined to do a
any such thing. F
The ball given at the Opera House by the Opers n
House Club on Wedneadgy evening, surpassed our t
most sanguine expectations, and must have been t
a source of congratulation to the gentlemen under E
whose auspices this brilliant affair was conducted. p
As early as eight o'clock the auditorium com- h
menced filling w th the prudent fair ones who, k
:ghdbt by experience. knew of the difficulty of oh. It
taiuing' ecat in case of delay, and ere nine o'clock r
had struck ~fver box and seat in the dress circle b
and stc ,rtels was occupied by such an array of cl
beauty and fashion 4 would defy any attempt at ,
The stairway on either side leading to the dress- al
circle bad been tasteful y converted into a garden n
of evergreens, through which the guests were ti
ushered under a canopy of drapery, thence by tr
another pair of sta:rs down into the ball-room.
As usual at the Opera amuse, the parquette and
stage had been paced on a level and afforded
spacious room to the dancers. The illumination
on this occasion had been considerably increased o1
by the addition of five gilt chandeliers upon the o
stage, and another and larger one suspended from p
the center of the ceiling of the auditorium, and
here aend there Chintes vases supporting elegant al
candelabras, fri-m which, together with the cue
tuimary apparatus, from six to seven hundred gets
of burning gas cast their refulgence upon the sur
ronr dng scene. The decorations were simple it
at d grand, and consisted in endless streamers of ei
evergreens suspended from the center of the a
cei:i g to the se(rit, s and along the outer edges n
of the boxes, and every where were suspended ii
tioral baskets, which gave to the scene an air of ir
freshnebs and gaiety only comparable to the 1
3 outh, beauty and attire of the guests. c,
Two magnificent bands of music were in attend.
ance-the first infantry band, composed of twenty
five performers on brass instruments, and Carlo L
Patti's brass and string band of twenty-two mu- w
picians : the former occupying the right extremity , ,
of the sri ~ades. en:ivening the interludes with
choice selectioLs from the principal operas, while a
the latter was placed mnmediately over the canopy
and played the music of the programme of
At 10 minutes past 9 o'clock the house was
already so full of spectators and dancers, eager c
to enjoy the festivities, that the first infantry I
band announced the opening of the ball by per- 1
forming a g raLd march, which was immediately
followed by the pre ude of the quadrille of
' B rbe Bene'" by Patti's band, and the bail t
commenced in earnest. As dance succeeded P
dance asd the ball progressed, throngs upoan
throngs of people were crowding into the Ojera
At half-past ten dancing had become almaost
impossible, as the assembly was a dense mass; the '
individuals so closely huddled together that faces
were the only portion of the body discernible. gi'- J
ing to the scene the appearance more of a muai c
admiration society than of a ball. This state of
affairs continued for an hour, until half-puot
eleven o'r ock, at which time the ,iN.et, erected
in the parlor in the rear of the boxes, was opened
and rl;,e.ed the bail-room of the excess of people
who were called upon to partake of the delicacies
which were laid out on a s:de-board. about sixy I
feet long, extending the whole length of the t
Ihe scene was now doubL:ed, and it woul;d re
quire the imgmagation of a Mliton to give an ao
uroximate idea of the c/,isiez croida, and tumult
which ensued. Dancers leaving the ball room to
repair to the refreshment saloon, jostling against
and colliiing with returuin ones: the pratting f f
tongues mingling with the clatter of dishes and
spoons, a hearty lauth blending its tones with the
tinkling of glasses. The crash of a tumbling pyr
amid of nuupl contrasting with the ripping of
silks and tarltons; in fact, a scenq that would
have dt-ne hutor to Pondemonium. We wout h
here like to give some idea of the magniScence of
the buffet, g,,tten up under the superintendence cf
Col. F. hDumonte I, the prince of caterers, c-rnsr
of Canal and Bourbon streets, but that we did not
get more tlian a glance at the spread, so thick wa
the throng wlich assaulted the dainty cames and
creams. We have only a recollection of some de
liciois oyster patties and excellent punch, of
which there was such a profnusion, that at the time o
the ball broke up, they went begging. d
The small hours of the night were now being
reached, and slowly, but steadily, were groups ii
of ladies to be seen directing their course to c
wards the club room, which had been placed at
their disposal for a dress room, and of the twenty- n
five hundred souls who had visited the ball during i
the evening. hbarely one-half remained : but Terp- J
sichore, tar from losing cast, now counted among
her devotees the more thoughtful of the guests. o
who had preserved themselves fresh for a genuine w
enjoyment, ard launched themselves into the tt
mazes of the delirious valse A deux temp. or the
voluptuous evolutions of the masurka, with a zest
that did the heart good to witness.
Our readers will easily admit that it would be
too onerous a tuask to attempt to Jenkinsize upon
the tollette of Mirss So and o, or how many thon- .
seandrs of dollars worth of diamnoed were worn by
Mrs. X., in an esembiage of over onea thooeand
ladies. We will. therefore, forego sueh a descrip. N
tion, with one exoeption, however, at the risk of st
Incurring the displeesare st many of or lady C
frieads. We would be reilm If we did not mam
aoe the preosees of of K.ntacky's pride, now
Smaking a short stayameag us-a beautiful blonde,
k the object of the admiration of everybody pre
Ssent. Her attire was decidedly the most remark'
d able of the evening, not only for its richness and
t" elegant simplicity, but especially on account
f of its admirable harmony with the lady's eyes
A -"blue as the clear sky"--her suffused cheeks,
a ohery lips and geral symmetry of pesres
e The dress consisted of a plain boddiee and jape
ir of cherry silk, deeollet6 and short sleeved,
" trimmed with blonde and white beads arend
' the reck and arms, and a punier of the same ma
P 'etial, the effect of which recalled the poet's
I. lines :
a "There's a light crimson, there's a deeper one:
r A maiden's blush-here purple, there a white."
We have already given more space than we in
8 tended to the sucoessful entertainment of the
Opera House Club, but how could we help it,
a being led estray in noticing the finest occurrence
of the season, which yesterday was the absorb
I lng topic.
Wt We cannot forget mentioning that Genes.
Buaharan and Tompkins honored the ball with
I Before closing, we wish to tender our thanks
to the managers of the ball for the pleasant hoors
we spent on Wednesday evening-until half past
° 4 in the morning !-and hope that this may not
be the last entertainment which they will give.
They understand the rules of hospitality too well
not to give a second ball of the Opera House
r What is known as " the civil equality bill "
that is the bill which takes away from every citi
sen the right to manage his own affairs in the way
r that suits him best, was yesterday called np in the
r Senate by Pinchback. Its author. He made a long
speech in its favor, reading it from MSS., which
he held in his hand. His utterances were very
emphatic, as they penetrated to the hall of the
house below, startling the lobbyists with vague
premonitions of a disturbance to come. It the
bill passes, their premonilions will, we imagine,
be realized. lBut the bill will not pas.
The circumatacces attending the death, by
drowning, of a young boy named Emile Grasser,
I who fell into the river between Jackson and Philip
streets, on Tuesday evening, are such as will make
Shie memory honored, and go far to asenuage his
I widowed mother s grief for his loss. For some
time previh us to the disaster, another boy, who
1 was in quite destitute circumstances, had been
sheltered and provided for by Mrs. grasser, occu
pying the same room with deceased, who treated
him with the kindness of a brother. But, on Sat
urday, weary of his dependence upon compara
tive strangers, he had gone off, and for two or
three days was not seen or heard of. On Tuesday
Emile met him on the wharf gathering drift wood.
He was hui gry and co'd, he said, so Emile ran t
home and got his mother, herself working hard to
keep the wolf from the door, to bake some little
loaves of bread for his hungry companion. Car
rying the first one baked of these, Emile harried
back to the river side, and saw the object of his a
charity on a coal barge, from which a plank was
laid to the wharf. He hastened to cross this with
the bread in his hand, but, alas ! fell in the river,
and his body, in spite of a prolonged search, has
not been recovered. All honor to the memory of s
this nob'e led who, In his desire to relieve the dis.
trees of a cmrade, met so sad a fate.
It was rather diffiult to find partnera at the
Cpera House ball on Wednesday night. Many
were the appointments made to meet at the stairs
or some other trysting place, but in the majority
of instances the crowd was so great that the ap.
pointment was, per force, left unkept. If a
gentleman ever left a lady it was only through a
special grace of fortune that he saw her again t
sooner than hall an h ur. t
Yester.'ay Hon. Isabelle, a colored legislator
introduced into "de Gineral 'Smbly" a bill "to
enforce the observance of the holy Sabbath." It
may pass the Legislature, but we imagine that the
members are not much in the Sabbath observance
line just now. A bill ameliorating the penalties t
imposed upon pickpockets and other larger
thieves would be much more to their taste and
color-much more to their wants. t
An elephant was raffled off at the St. Anna fair
last night. Unlike the historical personage who
won an elephant in Boston some time ago, and c
who was much bothered by the question, "What
will I do with it ? " the winner of this elephant
appeared to be well satisfied with the bargain.
Governtrent freightis all shipped, under late
orders, via lrebham to Austio. General Porter,
chief quartermaster, has appointed Capt. Jules A.
Iandall, receiver at Brenham. Mr. John A. Wal
len is general transportation agent.
The Indiancla Bulletin of the ;8th says the
railroad now boiidlng from that pont Is being
pobushed forward with great dispatch. That paper
tatks, that " with the completion of this road,
property in Western Texas will become immense
ly valuable. and city property in uIndianola will be
ii demand at fabulous prices."
In Sjegu:, G(. F. Woodward was killed by his
s n in-law. L. P. Spain. He was unarmed and
sbot five tines with a six shooter and killed in-.
stantly. The Journal says it was a family affair.
The farmers on the Guadaloope are highly
elated with the prospect for good,cropv. Ihe
Joninal says they never fail to make abundant
crops ftera wet season like the present. sev.
eral families from Virginia and other tsttes have
recently arrived and Intend making Ouedaloupe
Stheir future homes.
The Navasota Ranger of the 2Rth nit., gives the
followlig account of an assault with intent to kill
Parson Laniaster: " I.at Siturday, while on the
strse',, we were roffianly apd cowardly attacked
tby a man (not a citizen of this county) who, with
p'?uol in band. threatened to put a bhile through
us, ard had at not been for some friends saanding
near by, he would perhaps have executed his
n ourderois threat. Nlotwithstanding we might
have been justfled in shooting him down, we dild
Snot molest him in word or deed. It is true we
Swere armed, not through choice, but in self do
fense, as we had received an anonymous letter
t 'he best crop of cotton raised in Collih last
Syear. s, far as we have heard, is that raised by
SJimes Nalor. near Farmeri~a!e. If we hvcv
been correct!y irformed, he ga'hered eight 5010
Ilvt. ,ales, alter bteing tclled for ginning, front
sa yen acres. ihe next best is that of I.. W.
SOgleiby at Piano, who gathered 2.5 bales from 27
I a~cees.- [McKinaey Messenger. Jan. 2:1.
Ji res Alexander, a well known cattle dealer,
has !eft Troy. New York. for Corpus Chris., Texaas.
wI.ere be it to engase extensively in the slaughter
of cattle. Mr. A. brings wlth him the apparatu~
for packing 2510 head per day. He has already
purchued 26.000 head in Texas at the price of I
Sper head. which he will kill for their hides and
all'w.--[ouoston Telegraph, Jan. 2:13. 1
We are iofornied by Mherlfl I'latt that one Nix
on. a deeperate thiel and assasin, was arrested
last Sunday night, by a special deputy and two
attendantas, on a charge of cow stealing. While
on their way to Ausnti, a crowd of men, duly
blacked and disgu sod, took the prisoner trom the
deputy, andl yesterday morning he was found dead,
suspended from a limb. Toe sheriff also hasanu
lrdelnitse account of the killing of Charlesa Hugh, a
colored desperado who recently broke jail. By a
free dspily of weapons he bluffed one party sent
to arrest him; but on the second attempt he did
not succeed qui:te so well, the arresting party be
mg compelled to lshoot him.--[ auntin Itepbican, a
The Gonzales Inquirer. of the 23d nit., says that
Henry Law, freedman, entered the dwelliug house
of Col. Turner, sometime during the afternoon
when the family were all absent, and took from
the tron sale S672, of which amount $40 was in
twenty dollar gold pieces, and the balance in
Lexican silver dollars.
Don't boy a miserable single thread machine,
when you can get a first premium Grover £ Baker
at the New York price, fifty-five dollars, and war
ranted five years, at 185 Canal street.
Keep & Hogan, 38 Tchoupitoulas street and 36
Mew Le*ve, keep on hand a large sad extemaive
stock of hardware ad cutlery, Jan . H. all &
Co.'s Mayesville, Ky., plows, sugar and eotton.
S. A£ WWWWWWT.
'* fr. CwaHse...outta Mw a good he a ,pia
Is, 'st ightas "W lttloaellad the Maebloegs." I
o- She appears thb evenig es the "PeMl Dtise- a
a. t've." on the oceeelo of Ihe fwrewe bMsft, I
which we trust may provaa ocasioa eomms- a
surate with the bseee attadlg her pesant ea
att agement. The farce " A Object of Interest," r
es will also be played. I
" After Dark," the great senstion drama a
which. during this season, has proved so popular
In New York, will be brought out on Mooday c
P* might, whoa Miss Fanny B Price commmoes her p
d, reensgagmeat. s
ad Tri VARIETIES.-It was only a medium esfed
ba honue that last night assembled to witnes Mr.
Chanfrau's appearance la three characters-two a
V of them new ones to the theater roing public of "
our city. ,.on ShMingle is a character which,
seemingly so simple, m really one that requires "
comsllderable ability to properly delineate it, and a
no little versatility to be able to play it as well as 8
il- other characters. That Mr. Chantfra succeeded "
he completely in merging himself into the Yankee
it, teamster we cannot admit, but to one who has P
as never reen him in any other impersona
tion, the piece would be much more en- P
b j,,able than to those who having seen "Stlm."
could not but have been struck by the "
u, incongruity of the ocessiosal lapse into tI
the peculiarities of that individual, of e
which Mr. Chanfran was guilty, with the
old New Earland farmer whm he last night F
ts represented. In his imitations of principal sateran,
n In the farce of "Jerry Clip," Mr. Chafran was
at excellent, and the applause with which he was
rewarded was long and hearty. To-night Mr. I
(t Chantra takes his rarewell benefit. He will play U
e. .bate and a very opposite characeter, Mose. in ti
S"A Per p at New York." As this lat is the char- I
act, r in which Mr. Cbhafran achieved his repute- a
tion, and as there are a great many people who w
are anxieus not only to see that, but "sam," a c'
large audience is to be expected.
ACADETM or Muic.a " uHampty Dampty." on
- Its fourth reprepentation last evening, was wit
,y nessed by another large sadience, whloh Tony
,Denier by his idescribably Ildiorous factal ex- re
pressions, managed to keep convulsed with
ig aughter. There is material in the piece for two or 1
It three ordinary ones, and tricks and transloma
y tions, ballets and pantomimes follow each other cI
in rapidly with each shift,,i scene. How the chil
dren will flock to see "Humpty Cunpty " at to. -l
ie morrow's at seea e.
se C'R-cEIT CITY MUSUzt-.-The musnum is be- h
,. comp g dally more popular as a place of resort hi
for amustment-seekers. Located centrally, and
full of attractions, how, indeed, could it be other.
wise. Col. Ames offers a coliection of curiosities,
,y living and inanimate, human and brute, biped and
r ouadruped. vegetable aad mineral, in short, so
many wonders that one observing them finds the
P time gliding by imperceptibly. The skeleton to
:e man, who plays the violin holding the bow with m
i his knee joint: the bearded lady, whose chin and a
e upper lip are adorned with an exuberant hirsute- m
ness; the man fish, Mr. Richards, who has been iI
o under water for 4:45, and who adulges in
a submarine eating, smoking and talking; the ci
. dwarf lady, the elephant Blsmarek, the lions, the
d monkeys and the happy family, are each and all of
them well worth eeing, and maybe seen any day hb
from 8 A. . to0 ..
- CObTINEnTAL BNiavotLINT AssocIATION.-On
ir the 22d of February, at Odd Fellows' Hall, the
Continentals give their anunal fancy dress and a
mask ball. Application for ladies' invtations may ce
I. be made to E. B'esaey, Esq., No. 35 Carondelet a
n treet, or to John G. Fleming, EBq., No. 144 Poy- d
o dras street.
FOR Tun PooR.-The artists of the French ci
Opera, always open as day to melting charity,
have determined to give a musical matinee at the
d Deutsche Company Hall, corner of Blenavlle o
street and Exchange Alley. Sunday afternoon next,
the 7th instant, at half-past 12. Lunch and re fi
freshments are on hand, and of the first quality. ml
The Penbedl rFud. se
SSTATEMRENT BY DR. REARl RestIEcTIN THE US OF pC
TUIe FUND IN THE SOUT. eli
The Baltimore Gazette publishes the following of
letter from Dr. Bal nau ears: ti
S;ore Peabody Rusell, Eaq , Sacrstar7 Peabody deation
A u Dear Sir-The article in the Gazette of this P
Smoruing, to which you have called my attention, 17
is a singularly perverted statement of the facts, th
which can only be attributed to a want of correct
a information on the part of the editor of that
In the first place, it sheuld be known that in de
termining the policy of the board In the distrihon-
tion of this fund, it was apparent, from the vast at
number of apIl'catlons which were earnestly
I resed upon them, that any attempt to embrace P
o all the various classes of educational Institutions to
in the South would terminate the labors of the
trustees and the fund together in less than a single o
a year, and that such a distribution over so extended t
e a field would make such an insaigicant pittance
;s to each class as to render Mr. Peabody's gift at
almost valueless to the recipients themselves.
r It was. therefore, determined at the outset that h
d no sectarian or partisan institutions of any descrip- h
tion should be regarded as coming within the de- tr
sign of the founder of the fond. But in conformity
with his expressed purposes and wishes, it was
decided to aid in giving the benefits of rudi
0 merntasy education to the greatest number of
d . child,en through the agency of common and nor
nld schools. To accomplish this assistance has
been given as far as practicable in the establish
ment and maintenance of public free schools, In
concurrence with the whole people, for the benefit
of the whole people, and by the agency of the t
public authoritles, who are rteponsible to their
e In carrying out this plan and purpose of the
trustees, I have invariably oonlted, lno all the
eleven States I have visited, with the pubtli an.
thoritles and the leading citizens of eacbh oommu
nity. The author of the article in the Gasette hasu
Sevidently overlooked the fact thatthe report upon d
which he comments refers only to the States visi
ted by me draing the last season, and that my
report of the last year covered the entire ground fr
of the other Btates, whioh he supposes had not
been visited or aided at all. In all theoe commo -
nitles 1 have been encouraged and assited by the
i ccunsel and enjoyed the concarrence and approval c
d of the most deistinguolabed and cultivated gendtemean c
(;f the South. in their respective localities, whose
judpment and mot ves, I am sure, would command
Ithe unqcalifled respect ans coofldence 6f the edi
bor or tFe Gazette, and of all who share in his mlsa
appruhension of the facts referred to.
With respect to the two caes cited in the article,
It is only necessary for me to say that the school at
e Charleston referred to, which was a charity ,
school mostly for the benefit of the freedmen, b
came wilbthin hie class of denominational scbools,
ar d thiat, with the advice both of Gov. Aiken, a 0
Smember rf the board, and lon. Mr. Memuirger. 0
d a nmmber of the cabinet in the ouotbhern Coitfed
Serscy, and ow president of the school board of
SCharleston. the application wa not granted. I t
Smay also be added that theee has een aporopria
ted to the city of Cbarleston. underthe advice of t
t Gov. Aiken, ite sum of $25t0.
d The case of the-school at New Orleans, de
e scribed by the editor as of like character with that
at Ci arleston, was a speci-l school, under de- 1
Snomiuational patronage, ad of coursme,for the
same reasons, excliud d from a participatloo in o
the fund. A sum of 3000 hau been appropriated ci
for that cily. under the advice and approval of '
lon. l.dward A. lriadtrd, a member of the board;
I llon. It. hi. .Luher, state superintendent of public g'
instruction durlrtig the existence of the ('onteder
a y, aLd lMr. l: gert the superintendent of the t
ci:y schools of New Orleans. th
\ Ith this correction of the facts I desire only to c(
extrees tny thanks, for which this gives me titting
So!portuniy, to the numerous frtends of pubIc t
r education throughout the Bouth, without distinc- i
tion of parties or Sects, who have given me their 0
earnest cooperation in all my labors. Amoon
Sthem are many whose political oninions coincide d
d ith those of the editor of the Gazette. who will i
be as munch surprised as I am by the imprutation I
upotn the trustees or their agent, that the dlatibu
Sion of this funood has been in any lnstanoe, or in d
Sany degree, prompted by a different spirit or mn oc
inre than those which the editor olaims--and r
which the trustees intend--abould govern its ap
propiiations, namely, the best iint-erests of the a.- '
Stire ~,opl i l tihe SButhern States. I am, rea p
Sptctl ly .and tiuly yours, B. SRAII, t.
General Agent P. E. Faond.
EALTIMORIE, IanD. 24,1-6. hi
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,Iar. ,RANT' 8TRATonY.-The latest storytold
about the efforts to pnmp Grant on his cabinet Ii,
appointments concerns a lady, the wife of a c
prominent enastor. A gay party was assembled at
at Grant's residence a lfew nights ago, tad the is
Sladies eomposing it formed a group arood the w
Sgreat man of the mansion, talking piasit small ci
D talk for some time, when onae the party, a m
a sprightly and handsome lady, thoght the oppor
Strnty avorable ad the general's mental guard e
sufticiently negligent to venture in where other v
foks than angels have hitherto feared to tread. d
"General,"startedtheveantm me ittrioe, "nor r
r won't you say who you intendton pantyonr
cabinet?" Grant psed for a moment, while a M
battery of bright and saius eys were directed
pon al,. Be sw the rlitial nature of his po. hi
sition, and that skill slone could secuoe hima o
Sgraefl triunmph. "WeIl, Mrs. - ," sadth, n
wnb a twinkle of hmer ia his eye, "Y wife has as
uasked me that same qesetIos s dy bt I hav'at
Stold her yet." Another victory for Grat- w
I Wesiagtoa correpodent N. Y. eraAld.
gl*Z L NEWU ITEMS.
more leoft behind his cae and ear
. p0 t9 I latter ontolning valuable papers,
iroom in Nashville was left with everything
is t, ~ tbagh he weeo to return in a day or two
at east. Cfemetaee lead to the belier that a
Sas asied Jordan, a mput, who had bee .
reeted by Batmore for peaslag counterfeit money,
in comeetion with his aeoomple, apptured eg
o cre sad murdered him.
A Detroit pper, bhas a very refreshing story
y come to it from plblo, Michigan. The day ex
press on the Mich iganOeral e the 26,h lotanet
struck a two-horse wagos containing an old man
camed sgpron arn his wife. We are told that
"the cow cateher ist struck between the wagon
and the horses, cousiging each a place on oppo.
site sides of the track, little or none the worse
for the collision. yr. Salon and his wife (both
about sixzy-Ave,) were eaeght upon the platform
above she cow-ealoher and Jont is trout of the en
s ge, where, instesdl of losing presence of mind
aid throwing thenpselvee off, they settled them.
selves composedly Nt though nothing had hap
p, ned. The old Jldy put her bands is her me,
while the old man, with on band exteeded as if
gasping the relis.: and the whip raised Ia the
other, assumed an attitude that Dan Rice might
envy: and thus the old couple rode up to the sta
tion triumphant, amid the cheers of the bystand
The frolowing ndws has been received from
Port-sau-Prince: Tre Baytien steamer Salnave
searld two Freach vessels the harbor of St.
Mare for runnlig ths bleekade. The French ad'
mual harinog of thetallar, compelled the govern
mret to surrender the vesels. He declared that
the blockade of the Raytlen coast was Ineffective;
that the eecsulnnsl ollimg of men-of-war as a
I ort was not sufoiiat to establsh a blookade,
and that Hay hbad no right to seize foreirn yea
soal running into ports, the blockade of which it
con!d Lot maintain.
The citizens on Saline river had a fight with the
Pawnee Indians, on the 29th nit., on Milberry
creek, in which sev.o Indians were killed. The
Indians were tryib4 to run off stock, and had
robbed some housed on the Saline, which ,aused
the trouble. There Wee as white killed. The
Indians Sred it.
Benjamin Posey, liting on Oil Creek, Braxton
contty, West Vlrginma. recently drove his wife's
mother, aged 98, from his house. The poor old
creature started for a neighbor's farm, but
perished on the way: She left her son-in law's
house on Saturday, and on the following Tuesday
her dead body was found beside a mountain oath,
frozes ttuf, ss partially devoured by hogs.
There is some talk of lyasolag Pusey, bt thasfar
he has not been arreited.
A mammoth bship zi to bebuilt in San Francisco.
It is to be se large as the Great Eastern, but will
draw on'y 18 feet. Common beds wall be substi
tuted for banks, the staterooms will be very
much larger than in common ships, and will be
arrai ged along the center instead of at the sides,
making the rolling of the hole craft less percep
tible. It is designed that passege only shall be
so'd by the company, meals being provided by two
competing restaurans. The saloon will be 500
feet ,l ug.
There Is likely to be a velocipede war, a claim
of a patest and numerous intringements having
been made by Calvin Witty, who is closing up the
It is complaimed that the remains of dead horses
are gathered and buried as soldiers in the national
cemetery in East T-ltessee, by the government
asenms emoloyed to gather and bury the bodies,
Ranlon. Newman & Co.'s distillery, New York
city, was burned on the let inst. Los $120,000.
The Rogers murder ease has ended in New
York with a verdict ol stabbed to death by parties
The price of the army ration is to be restored to
fifty cents if Congress will agree with the House
Five horse-thieves were taken from jail at
Dyersburg, Tenn., on Friday night, by tahe citi
tens and shot to death.
The Jewelry store of Archibald Conklin, Daven.
port, lowa, was robbed, on the 31st nlt., of jew
elry to the amount of $1600.
Ihe Ban Domingo people approve that portion
of the president's meswge which treats of annexa
tion to the United bti.tse.
The Metbodista of .New York propose to sink
balt a million in churches and chapels in destitute
Sparts pf the country.
Tbh number of street ears used in St. Louils, is
179: rumber of liorts 7: number of horses on
these lines 12:3 ; nuuner of conductors and dri
vers 61. ; coat of tra mt $750,000; cost of build
it gs $221,000.
The merchants of St. Louis estimate that they
will save $400 000 per annum by having an gesnt
at New York to look after their freight interests.
They already begin to give evidence of strong op
position to the St. Louse Transfer Company.
Clayton has made requisition open Browalow
for the parties who engaged is destroying arms
on the steamer Besper. The Avalanche threat
ens bloodshed if the attempt is made to arrest
Marion county, Iowa, has a tragedy to talk
about. On Saturday. one George bhstfer, who
hbad deserted his wife twice, went to her mother's
boose, knocked the old lady down, served his wife
in the same manner, then shot her dead. sod then
tried to kill himself, but failed. He is in jil.
A darky employed on an Arkansas packet at
Memphis, slew a darky rival for the affections of
a lubly ftrmse.
John lsaynham, a citizen of New Provldence,
fell from a bridge near Ciarkavile, Tenn., and was
ILtellige nes from Pensacolao states that the moni
tors Oneels and Catawba, sold by this government
to Peru, will leave Pensacola tois week for
A telegram from ',nstantinople asserts that Mr.
Morris, American minister, instructed by Secre
tary Seward, has offered to the sublime purte the
mediation of the goveroment of the United Ltates
in the quarrel betwee, Turkey sad Greece.
In the Corps Legislastlfoppesltion pekere have
deman ed the restoration of diplomatic relations
with the Mexican republic, on the ground that
French interests souffer by their interruption.
The Berlin Military Gazette says that a drepatch
from Berlin states the government, at any mo
ment, can put one million of men under arms.
The military organization is complete and all that
could be desired.
The authorities of Prulssia and Holloand ore ex
changing notes and threatening war. about an
outrage which a Prossian war ship offered to a
Bollaudaise brig. Holland demoanans an apology
which Prussia refues.
Over tilty newspapers have been started in
Spain since the departure of hlaellas; serveral are
An Alexandria diplatch of the 2-th nit. says:
"The site on which the Temple of Jerosalem was
built has just been discovered. The structure
occupied the plateaw on which the Mosque of
Omer now stands. There is beneath the mosque,
a subterranean rca'ae about thirty-8five feet in
width, which apparently ruse the whole leugth of
the plateau, that is to say 520 feet. These were
the underground portivne of the temple.
The treasury of~icisls are engaged in examiing
the extert of the drawback frauds in the Newr
York coustomhoouse. The investigation theeus ftar
shows that try will p,,bably reach 8100,0tu). It
is estumaten that one half of the more recent
claims, judging tro Itle chabracter of the papers
on file here are bogg. The frauds have been
carried on for two )ekr with boldness and Im
Ofcial dispatches from Caleb Cushing, at Bo
gota, Columbia. hare been received by the aecre
tury of war. Bis mission, which Is believed to be
to negotiate matters relative to the ship caal
through the Isthmus of Panama, is said to be a
In C'ornerasville, GCile county, a few days ago,
while a yooung cOuple were just on the point of
getting married, the brother of the lady, who was
opposed to the match, fired a pistol through the
window, fatally wounding the bridegroom. He
died in an hour. but before he expired the lady
insisted on having the marriage ceremony comn
When a honrse drops dead in the rstreet, it is the
duty of the policeman on the beat to examine toe
carcurs. If he finds fe extinct, he is required to
report the same to tr e roundsman as soon as he
encounters him. Thl, roundaman, having con
vinced himself of the truth of the statement, re
ports to the sergeant on duty when he returns t)
the station. The sergeant on duty enters the fact
on the blotter. The captain copies it from, the
blotter and reports to the superintendent. Toe so
perintendent, through the inspector, refers the
care to the Board of Health. The BIloardof ienalth,
through their sertary, communicate the intel
ligence to the sanitary committee. The sasnitary
cemmittee refer the natter t tthe bureanu of vital
statitics. The bureau of vital sutatitice thereupon
issue instructions to a contractor, who keps a
wirodlass, two m:en and: dead-horse truck. ad the
cntractor thereupon prceeds at his leisure to re
move the body.- [Ne'k York Hesald.
The once flourishing stations on the overland
route between Stullwater and Fort Cbhorchill, Ne
vada, are now closed and uninhabited. On the
door of every desertod house along the whole
route some wag hae' written in bhuges letters,
'Charley Crocker kileql thisman as dead asu h--L."
Mr. Crocker's prominent connection with thl.
Central Paciefic Ralroad Compasy is supposed t,
have incited him to thie wholesale slaughter. At
one statlos the war had paeced two humaon skulls
upon the steps leading to the doorway of a de
a boy in Huotingtoo county, Penasylvania, who
we fses recently by a oat, bue j died of hy.