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IFFICIAI MURNAL OF TIE CITY OF NEW Ui.EAN$.
so 0 a s aHIss ai, Wd Ireno e ms
TIHE DAILY CRB,0OENT
D ssednd vTmy Nr ONINO-Meders septeL
tra7 Uabsriptioa. is adveme6, $1; HaM yearly, $8
eases of Adverttstas s
square. I moeth months. 3 maouths. mouth. U mouths
b :..... L aft .. ... Ue 61 - et -. .75 -e.
tee..... N .. 67 .. 90 .. 140 .. 12 ..
Pre.... so .. . 106 .. 170 .. 5 .
...le. '.. 74.. .. 0 0.. 5..
•o .. llper agment
1 6. 0.. 136.. 330 70.
Rgves:... om.. 115 .. 165 .. 200 .. n10
Iryt..... . I .. Ids .. 20 .. 0 ..
sPins...rt1ý : 566.. .... 40
tirten. 0 . 15 .. 1 s .. 10 .. 70 .
Pe•an...119.. aN.. 0.. 700..
Thlter.... 175 .. 310 .. 460 .. 780 .. 1200 ..
Mnthly tdvertlsml, tnsertWd ervy ether day to obe
gerId twe-thir the above rates.
Fhat e d hpe rt pi s me sat aidv tseiNats, each
osm, e $2 per meuth.
headst sdvetsemee bshee the ue f the peper.
famest pe seo; each seequ Ms ,
Is son per square.
Fosta eatd ourt peae Ismahoet .&certhem ans each
immosw, $ 15 per qeman
Advwteremneseam5eetd N htsgyab, so be edbwse sew -
ogblr advtwerir, rwh advertise largely, shall be allowed
Ieh deiount from above samed tmranent rae asr may be
reed upon; prorreJd, that ` ease shae sneb dlrbrsnt
arnesd s per rot.
AL bumnese noas of edvertamtls to be chard 30
seals "t per Use, uch b tnsert.
J1 tredent advertImas sll be plaid for ton advaa
All advertti tna sot marked for any specified number or
lastlous will be publibshed ix times and charged acord.
Sbins with reWgular advermses shall be reders meonthy.
A squae i s spo ac occupied by t lineo solid oag.
Is publisheod very Iunder morning. subscrtlioea, 5
pa seaum. I adveas; be Iaf erly d quasterly. same
mi; slnglesepir, 10oets.
Srts eof A£estdss
/ars.j 1 month 2 months 3 months. 6 months. 13 months
.... 5 ne5 e. Ip net. Snet. . 90 net.
e ..... 9 .. I .. 2 .. 32 .. 50 ..
ee..I 12 .. s .. I .. 44 .. 70..
... 33 .. 42 .. .. 110
oea. 40. 7s.. : 100:. 18 ..e 20
Thirty... 70.. 150 .. 1I9 .. 0 . 40 ..
TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1869.
Ame.ielo Soms To-Day.
Msmns. Monoomosr Bnos. & Co. sell horses,
males, boggles, saddles and harness, at Phil Liner's
stables, on Gravier street, between Carondelet
and laronne streets, at 11 o'clock. And a gen
eral assortment of furniture at their mart, on
Camp street. Terms cash.
M . 8.OrorArLT sells on Royal street, between
Customhouse and B!enville streets, the contents of
a store and household, consisting of nearly all
descriptIons of chinaware and ornaments, table
ware, kitchen cutlery, etc., etc. Terms cash.
Ms. J. Dms.i, Js., will sell, at 11 o'clock, at the
residence No. 192 Baronne street, aregular assort
ment of good bousehold furniture. Terms cash.
Ms. D. E. MorPHY sells, at 10 o'clock, a general
lot of groceries. Cash.
MYesss. C. E. GIRADEY & CO. have adver
tised to sell at Noe. 74 and 76 Chartres street an
entire stock of staple and fancy dry goods. Also
at the Royal street Exchange several properties
n Texna; a tract of land in the parish of West
Pelaicann; Whitehall Plantation, in Concordia
parish; several tracts and lots of land in Texas,
sad several trats of land and a brick kiln in the
perish of East Baton Rouge. This firm will also
sell a lot of bills reoeivable and open accounts.
SUNDAY'S DISPATREI S.
WASHINGToN, Feb. 14.-A very heavy rain proe
PNILAD.LrHIA, Feb. 14.-James Doyle. a well.
known lawyer, was found in the street this morn
iJ badly wounded. Since dead. No arrests.
The oficial salerof gold and silver by the sub
rea , from January, 1862, to January, 1869,
were $ .6,00,000 ; taxes on amount sold $148,.
n00; eemmlsesms ft8.000; premiums $108,000,.
800; se receipts $348,500,060.
MvnPHas, Feb. 14.-Government detectives here
are investigating frands of claim agents. Several
of the latter have been arrested.
The deaths for the week sum up 17 negroes and
FROM NEW TOlr.
Now Yogi, Feb. 14.-Rumor say. mising links
bhave been found connectins Mher with the
One of a family of eleven perstos died from
arsenio, used by a ervant for saleraem. Others
are in a crltial eeditsm.
St. Louis mail ha have been missig between
here and Cairo during the past year. The rob
beries were probably committed at Odin, Illinois.
Two brothersalamed Alsop and a man named How
elo have been arrested in the ao.
The bank statement shows: Loans decreased
$2,261,000. Bpeae: Deorease $2,087,000; nircnu
lation $17.000. Deposits: Decresee 3,625,000;
legal tenders $1,019.000. Governments were as
tive and higher daring the moroning, the advance
being from i to j. European prices leave a dif
ference of 1@l in favor of shipments from this
side. Shorlts made a strong resistance, and the
advance was partly loot.
The Times, editorially, says the bulls and bears
in the gold room are having fieroer fights than at
any time since the year 1866. Free mention Is
masde in the gold room of four brolkers who are
daily borrowing $12,000,000 in gold; a powerful
clhqe, on the other hand, have been buing
benvly. It i nip anad tuck between the bulls and
bears at pree0t.
Thos. E. Leonard, formerly treasurer of Bhelby
county, Tenn., was arrested here, charged with
obtaining money on forged vouochers. He is held
for requisition from Tennessee.
Arrived: Alabama, Magnolia and Sherman.
NAsavILL., Feb. 14.-The House of Represen
tatives to-day adopted a resolution from. the in.
vestigaltiung eommittee, declarlng epeaker Richards
Innocent of the charge of bribery and corruption
in the school fund mater by a decided majority.
The speaker resumed the chair amid the ooagrato
lations of his friends, and made a brief speech,
which excited much applase.
GALvaseox, Feb. 14.--A difficulty ooearred this
morning at Bouston between Somere Kinney, of
the Times, and J. G. Tracy, of the Union, origin.
ating from an artile in the Times. Several shots
were exchanged. One shot struck a little son
of Rev. Mr. isckle, who, it l thought, will die
from the weound.
MADRtD, Feb. 14. - The constitaent Corts
elected Rivero predldeat iovernment conldonue
to baffle the reactioists, A umber of arrests
are made of the CarlMt party to this eity, and
nombers of Carlists have aso been arreted while
trylng to eroes the froetler.
The rapidity with which Bi Btters haveb
become a hotmehod aeest thesiuhout the clv
Blond ution, i wthout a perll in the hisltoy
ef the world. Over ave milli ttisU were sold
ha twelve months, and the demad is daily lnorans.
ag. ,.c andpoeyou, g .ad oLdde, phyi
l ad clergUmen, iad that it revives droopi g
nid05 Ibiim r du L r*o r, tsem, vp r to the
v ene~.s or eas - -outh Amwise,
tie gg the ooen.
Be rovwer & bsker. WrsnaneI ~r sw r
Qinter, brader sad bmme ivem wth eek
ls is 152 Qal ir t.
ITTW T 1Pac.
Yesterday was a rare day for a pleasant stroll.
The skies were elear, the an bright, the street
clesa, and the ir sex out in all their bends. Bt t
it seems we are not to have more than one day of
clear weather during all this winter. Last night
was lowering with clouds, and lurid In the wet
er horbon, wileh was lighted up, probably,
with some burainfg prairle. A nastier, rainier,
wester, more disagreeable, and generally dirast
Ing winer has net been known in New Orleans
during a whole generation. The gardeners in the
neighborhood of the city are deepening their
draniang ditches, and still have stagnant water on
their vegetable beds. The sugar planters hold up r
their hands in deprecation of the almost incessnt c
floods. The clerk of the weather Is objurgated on a
all sides as a son of Shitan-a regular car. t
The very latest exhioition of carpet"ag mod
esty found expression is a resolution osred in t
the House yesterday by a man named Brewster,
supposed to represent the interests of Oaachita
perish, which ordered that a committee of one
member of the Home be appointed to "investi
gate" the commissioners of bankruptcy for the s
State of Louisiana. In vain the speaker tried to 1
persuade Hos. Brewster that the 8tate authorities s
had as much to do with the affaire of a United d
States official as they have with those of the
English government. Brewster remained fixed
in his conviction that he, if appointed a commit
tee, could diseover something to lay before the
Women. le renotntml was sapeeL 4. re es
got the coveted appointment. All we have to
say about the subject is that if the United States
commissioners in bankruptcy or any other United
States officers, give Mr. Brewster or any other car
pet-bag investigator one item of information, they
will display that lack of commoa sense and worldly
wisdom in which they have not hitherto proved
themselves wanting. A contemptuous silence
would be the best treatment to such presumpto
St. Valentine's Day came on a Sunday in this
year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and sixty
nine, but the young folks, not to be done out of
their amusement by any such whimsical freak of
the calendar, turned over to yesterday the respon
sililities of the occasion, and as a consequence
all day long fairy messengers in the shape of stout
African servant girls, or ruddy faced coachmen
were hurried hither and thither by their young
masters and mistresses' carrying the missives
gilt edged, laced, perfumed and inscribed. What
a fluttering of little hearts there was when the
door bell rang; with what eagerness was the
now white envelope seized and torn open; with
what varied emotions of disappointment or satis
faction were its contents scanned.
It is safe to presume that the post office dis
tribution and delivery clerks found themselves
just a little busier than usual, and that the de
mand for drop letter stamps was such as to mate
rially inrease avuncular Samuel's receipts in that
A series of funny incidents occurred at the
opera on SuBonday night, during the performance
of a rearing French farce. A young lady, who is
loved by her uncle and guardian, besides having
several suitors, is placed in a large trunk by one
of the latter for the purpose of facilitating her
escape from her tyrant uncle. The young lover
absents himself for a few moments, and a second
one walks in to hear the piteous wailings of the
fair one confined in the box; he extricates her
from her ludicrons position, and substitutes a
stuoed bear which is in a corner of the room, and
elopes with the young lady. The first lover re
turns with a couple of pbrters, the trunk is being
taken, when a little bay, about nine years old, in
one of the open boxes, rises to his feet and shouts
out at the top of his voice: " She ain't in there !"
oausng a roar among the audience. The old
uncle returns and disodvers that his niece and
bekr are gone; his bear was stuffed with bank
notes, his whole fortune: he cries, moans and
demeans himself like a maniac. " Where is my
bear? ' he shrieks. A little girl. scarcely seven,
whose anxiety is at its climax, shbrieks
out to the astounded actor: "Look in the
trunk, it is there ! ' and the audience again burs',
out into another fit of laughter. Finally, after
the many vicissitudes attendant upon such plays,
the duenna of the opera, M'me Cave, finds herself
boxed up in the same trunk, and in the attempt of
one of the actors to rescue her, the lid falls
heavily upon her head, almost prostrating her. A
death-like silence succeeds to the hilarity of the
spectators, and their faces acquire a solemn and
ampathizing appearance, until the lady, having
recovered from the shook, denotes by a smile that
she is not seriously injured, and issues from the
trunk with the agility of a gazelle, to the great re
lief and satisfaction of everybody present.
The civil equality bill passed its second reading
in the House yesterday. It was amended so as to
make it take effect on the let of April, 1869. In
stead of after its passage; a piece of sharp prac
tice on the part of the black and tans, who, as
they value their personal safety, naturally do not
desire to be in session when it is attempted to put
it into practiclal operation. It comes up to day on
its final passage.
The closing exercises of the convention of the
Protestant Episcopal Church held on BSunday night,
at St. Paul's Church, were very largely attended.
The sermon was preached by Rev. W. F. Adams,
rector of St. Paul's, who chose as his theme the
necessity which exists for the church to have reg
ular revenues. Bishop Wilmer then delivered a
short address, setting forth the dotles of Christian
men in this age of atheism and rationalism. The
collection which was taken up was devoted to the
benefit of those clergymen who had attended the
convention, the bishop observing that there were
more than one clergymen in the diocese who had
not been able to attend the convention, stimply be
cause they had not the means to pay their pas
sage to New Orleans. He also announced that
hereafter in all the Episcopalian churches In this
city a monthly collection will be made, one-half
of which shall be devoted to the aid of country
missions and one half to the furtherance of city
Gor. BHnmphreys, of Mississippi, arrived in the
oity on Banday morning, with Mrs. Humphreys and
familyJ. He will remain in the city with them for
a few days, we understand, and is staying with his
daughter, Mrs. Stamps, who,uas many, if not, indeed,
all of our readers know, is conducting a flourish
ing and promising school for young ladies at 158
Clio street. The governor, our readers also know,
was removed from his office by military authority.
He appears to oonsider it doubtful what course
the people of has State will pursue with regard to
the course prescribed by Congress for her recon
struction, We trust he will enjoy blmself during
his visit to New Orleans.
The ooncert given by the choir of the Bampart
Street Syaugogue, at Odd Fellows' Hall, last Sun
day evening, was quite an enjoyable afir.
Messrs. Slpp & Groenevelt contributed no small
share to the evening's entertainmsat, the former
challeining admiration by his masterly skill at the
piano, and the latter commanding attention by
the sweet stracdlns of his violin. To the vlollnist,
Mr. Louis Mayer, and to Mr. Ph. Grueling, praise
is also due. But the honors of the evennlog should,
perhaps, be accorded to Mme. Magner and Mr.
Bimer, who rendered the duet from" Ne Teuchez
pa-ta scht" with v~ir ed m.
SIn the seond prt of the programmse appared
I PoIlNsbe for plano, but for thi was rsabstltuteod
by Mr. Sipp a very pretty Masourk. The ex
ehaage ir the cumbroas, eleo fantmea in E
at, of the mrry seaa g t so fnll of s sp g
. melody, was well rellhed by the auadience, who
Stestmtifed their appreeiation by ethidastie sad
Sco eattanued pladibL Mr. Bipp hb reason to can
artalute hlmsef at having wee favor frol go ,on
ated-d acritical an aedlese. His a 6is vt
oram dashing, bllisat; his mm.asr elae id.
yet modest. Its to be hoped that as opportunty
will see be abrded the pblUe of agai bea mg I
this b abed artist. The oaeert was for a benav
oleat purpose, sad was a asemes both pera ad I:
The editor of the Cacmrr tales his hearty
thanks to the Literary Society of Washington
College, Virginia, for ans nvitation to aumnd their
anniversary celebratloe, which is to be held Moen
day evening, the 22d Pebruary Istant.
The honorable member from Caddo met with a
mishap yesterday, Ina the Cosmopolitan restaurant,
on Royal' street, near Canal. He was baged
about the head, and caned along Royal street to t
the terror of all the ragarouoas asd the admhr'
tion of the loungers. One of the honorable mem
bar's eyes I. clothed in mourning, sad one por-.
tion, at least. of his coateassee will for a week
or two correspond in color with the race who i
form the pagoda of his adulatfon.
We notice that the city contractors are grading
and repairing the Canal street shell- road, on the
lower side, below Broad street, sad that it will
soon be in such an order as to allow an agreeable
drive down to the Ridge Cemeteries.
The maestro at the Bismarck asks, What shall
be Grant's title when he makes his domloil in the
White House! Taner Houser.
th redelseats ad prepery bedwe ts the rao
portion of the city, which has recently been so
many times flooded, have prepared the following
petition to the mayor and Common Counell, in
which they set forth their grievances and ask for
relief. It has already received over a thousand
signatures, many of them those of men of wealth,
and most of them of poor men, who feel the in
convenience (to call it by a mild term) the deep.
est. The petition is now at H. Steele's store, on
Claiborne street, between Common and Grader,
where persons Interested are requested to call and
To the Hoonbl the the Myor and Common Conacil, cityof
pew Ort eans:
Gentleee--The petition of the undersigned,
property owners and residents of the elty, west of
Claiborne street and between the Old and New
Basin canals, respectfully represent that, for a
large portion of the year past, that soction of the
city has been covered with water. The overflows
occur so frequently and continue so long that that
portion of the city will soon be uninhabitable. In
fact, none will now remain there who can possibly
leave; the small property owners, whose all Is
invested, being unable to rent or sell, are com
pelled to remain; and having repeatedly petition
ed for relief, without success, since you are deal
to the calls of justice. let the cry for mercy in our
distrees open your obdurate hearts. Wherefore,
we ask to be relieved frory' all city taxes for the
year 1868, and until such time as thorough repairs
are made to the canals and drainage machines as
will enable us to occupy and enjoy our property,
the little we possess. And, as in duty bound, we
will ever pray.
CDaTOIAb. PAAelOXrI f. rTr.
Gov. Humphreys, of Mise., is in town.
Killing time.-Shooting a cent'ry.-[Judy.
Petersburg is crazy over Patti.
Oranges are down to two cents in New York.
Jefferson Davis's bondsmen have been released.
Washburne is now called Economy B.
The live stock of Ohio is valued at $162,250,000.
The croquet players were out on Saturday.
Charleston is to have Italian and German opera.
J. B. Earle, of Waco, Texas, is dead.
Craw-fishing was extremely lively yesterday.
Bryan, Texas, has a jail delivery.
Cincinnati has 25,000 loafers.
Thibodaux is to have a saw mill.
Thibodaux celebrated Mardi Gras with fervor.
Thanks to the officers of the steamers Louise
Texas cattle are getti g through the winter in
The " anvil chorus" as performed at our Opera
is too much repressed. Let it ring.
Mr. Garrett, editor of the Canton Mall, was in
Mr. Lacy, of Chicago, has bought Wren's cele
brated black mare Rosle for $2000.
Geo. Ellis has the police pictorials, the scientific
weeklies, the New World and Leslie's Illustrated.
Sugar beets yield from sixty to one hundred
tons per acre.
Great Britam annually consumes 190,000,000 tons
Amerman sewing machines have been introduced
A. B. Stephens proposes to practice law in
Rev. Mr. Rogers is to tell the Mobilians why he
is a Catholic.
Mainister Johnson made his speech again at
The demand of Greece-" Please to put a stop.
per to the Porte."- [Judy.
Sleere is a horrible rumor afloast at the West
that Trsin is coming.
Gen. Grant is reported as declaring that Andy
Johnson will not have a place in his cabinet.
G;aiignani says that through the efforts of Gen.
Dix, Americans will in future be allowed to enter,
live in and leave France without passports.
The Tribune has gotten Its capitals right for
eork Irells the debt with a big D.--[New
A Western paper notices very favorably
"ShakLpeare's beautiful comedy, 'She stoops to
The constitution of Texas is to be submitted to
a vote of the people of the State on the first Mon
day of July.
The drives presented a scene of unwonted love
liness on SuBonday, and the keepers of livery stables
were lookitng more cheerful.
A steamer arrived at Galveston from the Trinity,
on the 12th, with over a thousand bales of cot
The editor of the Houston Times said the editor
of the Boouston Union" enjoyed the reputation of
betlg a coward. " Hence the late shooting affair
between these gentlemen.
The New York Tribune says that if black men
were good enough'to vote for the Republican
party in North Carolina. they are good enough to
attend an inauguration bail in Washington.
The Houston Times serves its readers with a
daily editorial repast of "pig's .feet, oysters, ham
and eggs, and all sorts of pies." What a dish to
set before a king.
One Pike, nephew of Cincinnati Opera House
man, eloped the other day with a fair and frail
one, leaving his wife in a destitute condition and
The Salt Lake Daily Telegraph invites strangers
to visit Utah, and esys: "You need not have
more than one wife if you don't want to. There's
no cpmpolsion about it."
The Quincy (Illinois) Whig draws a comparison
between a horse and a velocipede, remarking that
the velocipede is specially remarkable for the
" ese with which it lies down."
Madame Agatha BStates, the well known ope
ratio singer, has sued for a divlorce, on the
ground of cruel treatment by her husband. The
ear is before the Ouperior Court.
The New York Herald's Washington special
says that Ben. Wade remarked, sott voce, of
Ban. Butinr's strategy: "The genteioman from
Massachaesetts may appeal and be d-d."
The New York Commereal's Wsshlagn spe.
obal says it is expoeted General Bhermm will be
ofibred, sad wil aooept the position of minister
John C. Braine is coeaed il the coanty jail in
Brooklya. ad is a mee wreck of hi former elf,
being flitoed by disease sad compelled to go
abont on a ratch.
Joha C. Brmkiridlge wl leave Bantore for
New Terk this week, ead thea reteral, will
meet is children at Gee. Lee's college, LIng
toe, Vs. He rw1 thea promaed diE tly to
La Faglrtbm relates that he eenatw ded
I Nevadr a with ds ad" of that eemmonwoalth
who hqlgn amr the health of Tennysoa el
"Thos. T. Carlyle," remarkgin, " Them men
ken ulas ink, they hki."
The Noew York SBa pitols into Ole Bell avage
ly for having lwen, at the lte tPhhar lo ooan
cart Ia Now York, two long, but nat deep, con
aerteo of his own, to the exclusion of everything
Grant stood It all til the Tribuna told his
yesterday morsiar that a nero good enough to
vote for him we good enough to be his vis a
ir at at bll, sad that ran him oil-[New York
Last year Rev. Dr. Tyng's society (St. Geore's h
and chapels) ceatributed $230,133 for arios a
purposes, while Trinity Church, t. Panl's chapel q
and St. John's chapel, also In New York, uni- 9
tedly contributed but $108,238. 1
A gentleman stopped into Clarke's the other h
day sad was examining the latest pubtltions. t
Polite clerk inquired if he did not want a magazine I
to carr home. "No," was the reply, "I have one
there already and she is constantly blowing up."
The board of tru tees of Baltimore rejected the
application of Annie 8urratt for the position of
teacher in the public schools. She is educated, C
and competent for the place, but the board, it is t
stated, are prejudiced against her religious per.
It is stated that John P. Ford and C. B. Bishop. c
in behalf of a number of actors, have made ap- i
plication to the president for permission to ex
hume the remains of John Wilkes Booth for the c
p upess e selaterrls them In saue private I
burial ground. c
Mr. E. Rice, a former alderman of the city of t
New York, sad promineatly connected with a
Northern Railroads, is in town and stopping at
the St. Charles Hotel. He brings the best of let- t
ters to many of our best people, and we hardly 5
need commend him to courtesiee which his cre
dentials will secure.
A London paper of the 23d of January, suys:
"A curious feature marked the bsilaen of Pri- E
day on the London Stock Exchange. There was f
a revived demand for the Confederate loan, which c
wu quoted at £9 10s. The idea that some recog
nition of these bonds may be given by the Angloe t
American commission has brought about this I
renewed speculation." t
We are glad to hear that George Bushyhead, I
chief of the Carolina Cherokees, Is " negotiating
for lands in Alaska," and we hope George's ex
ample may be followed by others. Land can be
bad cheap there now, and, on the very highest
authority, the climate is represented to be de. s
licious. Let the Cherokees go ep to Alaska, the a
Cheyennes follow the Cherokees, and then, what d
with selling the islands to the seal companies and
the main land to the Indians, Alaska will prove a
frsatrlaas investment.-[N. Y. Times. I
Edwin Booth has in his casut of "Romeo and I
Juliet" an actor, Mr. W. C. Drummond, who is,
perhaps, the oldest member of his profession I
(actively employed) in the United States. He ib
played with Cooke, Kean, Sheridan Knowles, If
etc., and there is to be seen an old bill of 1813, 1
in which Mr. Drummond's name may be found in I
a conspicuous part. t
Mr. Beecher's strong denial, in the Ledger, that I
the celebrated " d-d hot " story is true, in spite
of two ladies who assert positively that they heard s
him make the remark in the pulpit, has called t
forth an anecdote from a Butalo gentleman which I
proves that Mr. Beecher's own memory is very 1
poor authority. The gentleman asserts that the
Rev. Wm. H. Mdlburn once told him that he com- f
plimented Mr. Beecher one day on some remarks I
which he had made upon a hymn during the preo.
ceding evening. Mr. Beecher had forgotten that
he made any remarks upon the hymn at all-was
quite astonished, In fact, and utterly denied hay.
lng done anything more than read the lines. If t
Mr. Beecher can forget what be had done within t
twenty-four hours, how long can he remember
what he has not done?
The Texas Ceaveatie. I
The Galveston Civilian says: We are still in the
dark as to most of the final prooeedings of the
Texas Convention, which broke up in a disgrace
fui row. What has been adopted as a part of the
form of ;a new Constitution. and what rejected,
does not seem to be yet known even at Austin. It
seems certain, however, that something of the
sort has been prepared, sad a resolution adopted,
ordering a general election on the let Monday in
July, 1869, "for or against" the Constitution, and
at the esme time for representatives and senators
in the Legislature, as well as State, district and
county officers, and members of Congress. Mor.
Sgaun Hamilton ofered a resolution that every dec.
laration, bill or ordinance paased by the conven:
tion shall have the sanction of a majority of the
registered voters, and that all declarations and
ordinances enacted by the convention shall be sob
a mitted to the registered voters of Texas, for their
approval or rejection, separate and apart from
theConstitution. Butthisjust and reasonable pro.
position, about the only one of the sort we have
seen from that gentleman, was voted down; so
that the courts wall have to settle that question.
The last account we have seen of the suffrage
provision declares that all male persons, twenty
one years of age and upwards, who have resided
in the State for the length of time required by the
Ooonstitution, and who are not disftranchised by
the 14th amendment of the Constitution of the
United States, (Indisas not taxed excepted) shall
be deemed qualified electors.
The following are the congressidonsl districts ee
tabliahed by the Constiotution:
First-The counties of Anderson, Angellna,
Cherokee, Harrison, Henderson, Houston, Jasuper,
Jefferson, Liberty, Iacogdoches, Newton, Orange,
Paneols, Polk, Rusk, tiabine, San Augustine, Shel.
by, Smith, Trinity, Tyler, Hardin, Chambers,
YVaset ra d Wood.
IBecond --NI ,Upher, Davis, Bowle, Titus,.
o Red River. Lamar. Hopkla, Kanb aa, Ihalns,
Grayson, Hunt, Collin, Dalluas, Tsrrant, Cooke,
Lenton, Montaogue, Wise, Parker, Palo Pinto,
Jack Clay, Wichita, Archer, Young, Throckmor
ton, Wllbargor, Hardeman, Knox, Haskell, Jones,
Shackleford, Stephens, Ells, Johnson, Callahan,
Estland, Erath, Hood and Taylor.
Third-Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris,
Austin, Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Brazes,
Washington, Burleson. Malam, Robertson. Madl
son, Leon, Freestone, Limestone. Falls, McLellan,
Mstagords, Wharton, Bosque, Hill and Navarro.
Fourth-The remaining territory west of the
MURDzn NEAR MOBILx.-The Register says:
On Wednesday evening last Geo. Morris was shot
and instantly hilled at his residence on the Spring
BI;l Boad, near Burrell Lyles's place, by hs
n brother-in-law, Robert Hudson, under the follow
It appears that both men had visited the city
duriag the morning, drank freely, and on their
return home had a fight near the four-mile post.
which reaclted in Hudson's being worsted. Be
fore separating Hudson informed Morris that he
intended to khill him. They then returned to their
respective homes. situated only a few hundred
yards apart, and while Morris wau at supper he
Swas Informed by his little son that Hudson
Swanted to see him at the gate, and he was armedt
d witha shot-gun. Morris seized his guon and re
marked, "I can shoot uas well uas he can," and
made for the door, when his wife, who followed
hs im, took the gun out of his hands, just uas he
stepped Inlto the yard. He, Ihowever, proceeded
in the direction of the place werte Hudson was
standing, and had just orossed a low fence when
be was fired upon and instantly killed. Huodson
then made off and has not yet been arrested.
RtzRAs o01 TU Erro• or TaH Mo-meoxwi
MMnL.-The following notice of the release of the
editor of the Mail we copy from the Columbus
- BSun: ' The editor of the Marl, whohuas been mali
ciously confined for five days in the cosnty jail
uopen the pretext that be was contemptuous of
the crcuit court, but who was confined esimply
from motives of persoal and party madin, was
released yesterday. In addition to being losar.
Scerated e days, he was fined fifty dollars.
Without his knowledg the finse was paid by the
ledle of Montgomery, heded by Mrs. B 8. Bibb
and Mrs. Dr. O. Baldwin, through General James
H. Clanton. The clerk and sheriff, bo.h extreme
Radicals from the North, were so heartily hamed
of the coduct of the sealawa¶jedgE,, that they
declined to earge for oes. Te tclter ho no
fault to fed with my one Is conectigSn with this
Smatter except the man who is ataI s Judge.
He feels the deepest gratitude forth hind sym.
Spathle of ear eltm, expened to him whie in
r Don't by a miserable ie thead mahane
wh enyou ess oet a irst min ver & Baer
at the New Tr pinrn, ft-iv i war.
nted ve ye ase, at 182
MAY~oLxA WATm.-Superior to tbe best is.
4 prted Ilrman0 o t nen and olA dathig the pric.
Wasalgtu C" ipm -s
Mullins and Muli 8talks-Counting the
Electoral Vote--Grant's Policy-The sissis
sippi Case--The Bufrage Amendment-
Opposition to Railroad Subsidies--Washing
spedl c Csupedsen of the Uso Odissm Onssms.)
WAsaImxrox, D. C., Feb. 10, 18869.
A CHAPTmN DUVOT"D TO MULLINM AND MULLIN
A rara aris from Tenessee who rejoices In the
name of Mullins has appeared upon the stage of
action, sad carried all before him. No leager
quote the shade of Demosthenes nor cite the elo
quence of Cicero. They were but they are not.
Mr. Muies' star is iL the amoendatk and Ike the
bean stalk of Jack's, has arrived at maturity in
twelve hours' growth. Last night we remembered
Demosthenea-last ight people spoke reverently
of Mr. Cicero and his productions, but alas for
human hopes sad human expectations; their star
has set and he would be an ignoramusrndeed who
would dare to refer to them. All hail! The
conquering hero comes! Yes, Mullins, we greet
thee; thou art the coming man. We knew thee
last night aonly as Mullies, Mullis from Tennessee,
possessor of a carpetbag-'twas a long, lean, lank
one too-but this morning Mullins is no more. Be
is, but he is not. We forget his origin, we forget
his carpetbag, we forget his antecedents, and
conscious that in his preseace we see not Mu~.
lina but the master sptrit of the age, the suoooessor.
of Clay, Weete ad aelheas, we humbly bow
the knee, we greet the most grave and revered
signor as the leader of the House, the model ores
tor of the age, the; wisest Bolon of the times,
the most brilliant man the period; to fact a
second Daniel come to judgment. Chrlistopher.
Columbus's discoveries fade into insignificance ans,
pale before thy tieing star. Yes, Mullins has maa
a discovery, which we in our wildest theories ha
never dreamed of, and in imparting that wonder~
ful secret in our legarstive balls and to th"'
country at large has crowned himself with a halI
of immortality. Louisians, poo weak State, en'
tirely unconsoious of the existence of MYllien
presumed, dared and even entered into an elec
lion for presidential electors, who duly east theit'
votes and forwarded them here with a certfiloat l .
of one Warmoth annexed stating that the modoO.t
operandi was correct. But Mullin objected- .j
objected to the votes of Louisiana being receivei
sad counted. According to Mr. Mullins, Lbnisl
ana was the Southern Confederacy, and the very.
d-i Is supposed to still reside in the precinets of
said Confederacy as represented by Louisana.
The rebellion was still raging, and the Idea thae
Louisiana should presume to exroise anty
rights other than the rights of existence, arousesd.
in Mr. Mallins breast such a virtoous storm of i
indignation, such a tempest in a tea-pot, that In
fact had Mullins represented in his lanky form the
good ship of State she would have been shivered
from end to end. But luckily "this was not
thusly," and she still rides serenely, unmindful or
Mullins, who was squelohed so effectually by s
vote of 136 to 63, that he immediately subsided,
and a sadder and a wiser man can realise the fact,
trite but true, that republics are ungrateful. But
Mr. Mullins is ot to be squelched; he is above
being squelehed. He rises again for a personal
explanation, but is eat short by an objectioh, and
for a time his light is kid under a bushel; but he
is of the irrepressible order, and what stertling
discovery, what new hreak this lusus ndiur-e'
may next produce can only be Imagined.
COUNIING THEB LICTOrAL VOTrs
Constitutional provisions have fixed to-day for
counting the electoral vote upon which is decide'
the occupancy of the executive mansion for the
next four years. Although considered a mre
formality, the attraction toward the Capitol was
very great, and every available spot was ocruplie
at an early hour by the curious sight-geers. The
inevitable irrepressible darky was present is
strong force, mach to the disgust of their Radical
brethren, who found that their mokeships had
monopolised the most eligible ses which the gal
leries afforded. Long before the Important event
took place long lines pressed against the doors
leading Into the galleries, until ngress or egress
was rendered Impossible. By speolal coneesion
the ladies of seators and members were admit
ted to the floor of the House, where the joist sea
slon was held. This act of gallantry was readilt
taken advantage of by the fair sex, and when the;
House was called to order It was only with the'
greatest dfficulty that the hir ohatterers could be
silenced, or brought to realise that their fun and
laughter were extremely unperliamenutry. It was
a pleasant diversity from the usual disorder and"
confusion which prevals in the House to listen to
the merry peals of nlaughter, which would escape
despite the desperate efbrts of the delighted h"r
ones to be on their good behavior. Sated
among the other vitors in the gpery were Jesse
Great, the father of the general and Mrs. Grant,
his wife. The general himself was not in the city.
At ten minutes to one the moment arrived and,
arm in arm the senators came Into the chamber
and took the seats in front, which were assigned
them. Old Ben Wade took his place as presding
officer, and called the joint seusion to order. But
Ben's squeakinng voice was lost in the murmur of
the tbousund voiese engaged in convrsation on
the floor and in the galleries, and it was not until
the gavel had been severely punished that the
conafuion was abated. The cortidflete of the vote
of New Bampsbire was then read annonoling that
the five votes of that State had ben given for
Ulysses B. Grant for president and cohuylor Col
fax for vice president; then followed the votes of
the different States, but not in regualr order, until
the vote of Loollans was rseobed, when Mullias,
of Tennessee, objected, whloh brought the joint
sesesion to a dead.lock, the Benate retiring to its
own chamber to oonlder the objection; the ob
setis was over.ruled-the vote of Louistana was
received, sad ma Arther disturbance was crested
until the vote of Georgwes probred, when Ben
Butler objecting,e he tlsnaste agaln retirehd to its
chamber for consideration. Butler sent to the
clerk's desk bis objection in writing, that the eleo
tore did not meet on the first Wednesday of Do.
cember, uas required by law, and the State had not
complied with the reconstrouction laws. The obhir
said be was inclined to hold Congreses to the role
adopted, whlch was that the vote of Georgia could
he counted if it did not change the result, but
could not be counted if it should change the rmeult.
which opinion produced great laughter, and I
hare no doubt will be cossidered into Georgia one
of the fanniest jokes of the season. The House.
then, by a vote of 41 yeas to 150 nays, decided
that the vote of Georgia should not be oounted
after which, no further objection being made, the
vote progressed to a final terminlation, enlivened
by some little sparring between Ben Wade of the
Benate and Ben Butler of the Bouse, in which our
New Orleans hero was severely snubbed, and re
seated it in one of his periodical explosions, result
iog in a good deal of noise, plenty of smoke, but
no execution, and thus endad the first chapter.
OIaLA'S Po LICY.
The great topic of Interest amongst the politi
clans Is the coors of OGrant between nw and the
I inauguration. Whether he will at once take his
position and show his band, or whether, us hirh
erto, he shall continue the silence which appears
so ominous to the leading spirtse of the Radical
party. I am inclined to believe that nothing new
will be developed until after he aussmes his pod
tion, and that matters will remain in stlu quo
until that shall habppen. In the meantime ruomna
fll the aIr-the mnrat coejectures of fanoiful
mind--in regard to the eabinet sad the foreign
minsions, based upon pure speculation, or what
the " Yanks" call guessing-ad the slate is
made up saedserved soording to their wishes;
but whes the time does come when patriots must
sacrifce themselves for their country's good, anad
I accept these ceeroes pesti so ull of hoars
and greeabseks, epealy the latter, there will
be such a walling ad ga of teeth amongit
Sthe faithful as wlicase a ret la the garmentas,
if not break the back, of thisb loyal, patriotic
party, which, with one ksad o the altar of its
country sad the other I the treasury, has for the
last four years doe nothiang bat cry patriotism
sad I y· t , loyiodty ad patriotim. MyGod !
if patiotism and loyalty coasist ran ad
plunderiog, in crng stop thie ad thieving,
thethhis party hes covered Itself all over with
glory, as t has mest amuredly with glundor.
Jdr e Je· rd, of Mlippt, ws before the
cemmittee a roe -a list evelsg and de
Shlvered Imlf as feuoews: Be prop s a w
is thathdh.is. lsethehmt artile lar we
erspet-bag baT iaLGereto
La oee r Il Ms el easeslstion oat like
a bhee to fthe msmst c thee eat Is
the cold!) Secadl, pe.vide for a provisional
governor to E0ladth plg, Who wouldn't be
peu0sos governor? Third provides for the
dm mM of the proposed Constitution so as to
toe features more prosriptive than the
recoetrnotioa laws of Cogress. ow led! how
colderate ! Make hetes, o ye rebels of lisisp
. Com in ot ofthe we; takhof the gloeas
atrn before you; follow the .ltsriow. etample
of your sister State Louisiana. Advertise for a
seesad editea of Warneth and our sate legien
tore and who knows but what you will be loyal,
but what you will be patriotic, bat what you will
be happy, but what you will be bankrupt? Quien
sobe ? Anu the last provision of this wonderful
plan provides for its ratiflation ! Why not ?
THrUn 5PULO AMINDYIrT.
The snfflage ameadmet finally passed last
evel by a vote of 40 to 16 and one more th
divine its of mahave been viandiated. The
bill now passes to the House for further consider
ation before that impartial body, and after some
more patriotic howls we shall find ourselve with
one men loyal artiole sadded en to the Coaesto
OrPO5ITION TO RABLSOAD SUBSIDIBS.
A minority report was submitted to the Senate
to-day by the dissenting members of the Pacifico
railroad committee, and makes a general assault
upon the whole system of railroad subsidies. The
report is approved by Benators Wilson, Sherman
and Morgan. and condemns in severest terms the
use of the public credit In the establishment of
the syste of raiiroads which is eotemplted by
:he provisions of what is known as the omilbes
bill. Without entering into a special argement
`pon the merits of this bill, a general disapproval
of its combinations expressed and the deael
tion mode thatitr ts will mat with no aver
elither at the bhsIs of Gea. Grant, or be acoepta
ble to the people who have elected him with a spe
Iial view to that retrenchment which he com
,menced while ad interim secretary of war.
The report alludes to the cost which would be
Se-Isadtaie . a e· that the scheme of
railway sonstreution embodied in ft guarantees the
interest for thirty years on $80,000 per mile of
nearty 8000 miles of nriroad. This ii a guarantee
by the governmenat a about $160,000,000* cbonds,
of nearly $8,800,000 of interest annually, amount
ing in the aggregate in thirty years to the enor
imons sum of $270,000,000.
After the people have declared in terms not to
be misadeurtood, their opposities to the grant
ing of further subsidies, it is proposed by this ex
trsordinary bill to make the government guarantor
for the payment of $270,000.000 during the next
thirty years. A project so vast, to the present
Sondition of the national credit, should reoeive
¶rom Congres the most earnest oppositiona It
dlso says that this bill, by which the government
; to be pledged to guarantee during the next
thirty years the payment of interest amounting to
Searly $270,000,000, furnishes the most complete
Illustration of the dangerous character of this new
tnvention for using the credit of the United States
on the subject of the public domain. The minor
Sity of the committee do not believe that the
S"imount of business to be performed by these pro.
,ected railways for the government will contri
j'Nute much toward the payment of the interest
gusranteed, and illustrate the assertion by stating
that ten per cent. of the grer earnings of roads
where the local business is considerable will not
pay fifty per cent. of the interest for which the
Sgovernment is to be pledged. The report closes
as follows: "Believing, therefore, this bill to be
t ighly improper in form and the policy proposed
to be insagrated insidious and dangerous, the
)ecurity inadequate and the remedy in case of fail.
ire entirely worthless, the minority respectfully
dissent from the action of the committee, sna
earnestly invoke the considerate judgment of the
BSente upon the meassre."
The beginning of Lent brings a suspension of
the elegant festivities that have characterized the
present winter as one of remarkable brilliancy.
The Flora MoFlimsys of the fashionable world
are doaing their fine feather and preparinog to do
penance for the high ld time, into the enjoyment
of which they entered without reserve. A lively
competition has been kept up between senators
and shoddyltes In the brilliaocy and extravaganoe
of their entertainments, and I believe that the
blood-letting" Chandler is awarded the palm
for giving the most magnifioent reception of the
eason. Bince the war Zach's blood-letting pro
benstles seem to have lessened and champagne
pillig now engages his whole attention.
The fashionable season was closed last night by
party given by the hero of Fort Fisher. No
aloone were made to spoons, sad the entertaio
ent passed off agreeable to all. A carpet
gger from the Bouth, who was in attendance,
speaks enthusiastically of the square mear which
concluded the festivldes. A rhampsOe break.
fast In the morning was the novel featue of the
entertainment. The details of the affair are not
given through the singular conduct of Jenkins,
who frittered his time away in an attempt to de
cipher the difibrent initials on the articles of plate,
to the neglect of more important incidents.
Radlcal Prnsess Aganat the Texas Cos.
Arsvar, February 4, 1869.
4o.L J. Davis, PRseeidest Conventlon:
Sir-We, the undersigned delegates to the con
stitutional convention of the State of Texas, do
hereby expressour disapproval of the proposed
Coanstitution adopted by a majority of this con
We object to it, because it is based upon the
unwarranted aseumption that the Constitution of
the UnitedStates, with the treaties and laws made
in pursuanee thereof, and the aeepted Uonstit-o
tion of the Btate of Texas, (of 1845,) have not
been continously the supreme law of the land,
believing, as we do, that il prtended laws and
judicial decisions, made withbn the nation's limits
and not anthorited by and subordinate to the
goverament of the Unkted Bates, were from the
beginning, and must remain null and void; ant
the undersigned will never compromise this prin
ciple for any supposed pollcy.
We do most earnesutly and solemnly proter
sgalst that provisin In the proposed ConsUtatiL
which extends the right of suffrage to all tho
who voluntarily became the publio enemy of
United States; feelng assured that t was the aim
of Congress to enable the loyal people of Texas,
without regard to any distlnction of race or color,
to reorganise and maintain government in the
pilce of that overthrown by the rebellion. And
we cannot fbrbear to exprm the opinion that the
adoption by the majority of the cenventioa of the
provisions in regard to soufrage, was obtained by
virtue of a premeditated and deliberate decep
tion, end by methods of intimldation which de
serve the gravest cenure.
The majority of the convention have deliberately
removed from the Constitution every safegourd for
the protection of loyal voters, white and black.
They have stricken from the instrument the whole
system of registry. They have repediated the oath
of loyalty eontained In the reconstruction laws.
They have spurned the test of equal civil and poll
ticalrights. And we do most solemnly call upon
the registered voters of Texas to vindicate the on
tional honor and the cause of right and Justice by
their votes. M. C. HAMILrON.
The protest is also signed by Butler, liHunt,
Slaughter, Brown, Downlong, Newoomb, Lippard
and Mullins; snd,with some little qnalllation. by
BIoard, Enechler, Patten, Wilson, Degeucr, Riobt.
K. Smi:h, E. J. Davis, Long Boby, Johnson,
Williams and Carter.
Tux LASa MsvTsxIOrs MuBDor.-Yntenss ex
citement prevails in Jacksonvlle, Ill., respectlag
the mysterionus murder of sea-Seator McLConeU.ll.
His son offere a reward of $1000 for the appre
Lhension of the sesassin. At 10 o'clock A. i., when
,the murder was committed, no one was seen to
enter or leave the deceased's office, which is on
one of the main streets of the city. It is now be
iered that the murder was the resit of an old
grudge entertained by a man to whom he had
A Jacksonville, Illinois, dispatch of the 10th,
sys: The arrest of a man spposed to be the
murderer of Gen. McConnell has been made. He
le the signer of the mising note. He was seen
to go into the bounse within five minutes of the timne
,the crime most have bees committed, by two per
sons-one the milkman, who Identifes him, and by
another person. The book of interesttables was
opened to the page of the denomination of his
note. The pencilo mark was at the point on the
icoluma of fgures corresponding with the note. A
scrap of paper, with fgures made by Gen. Mcaon
aell, corresponding to calculations with that in
tereat-eolr aand that note, was found on his table.
I he arrested man makes contradictory state
mehts to account for htmself. Our lead becomes
more and morn fltful as we proceed. To-mor
row will probably develop the whole matter. The
name of the arreted man is William A. Robinson,
who has lived here for several years; has been
Solerk of our Mansion House, and lately has kept
a groery store here, and has heretofore had a
goowd character. He was regarded as a good.
felsa, generous fellow; ad, while the guity
mat fallU, we hope arther fate may exonerate
A subnequent dispatech ys: The corwer's
jury in the lquest on the remain of Hon. Munrray
MoOcnedl, yestwrday returned a verdiet that the
deeqMqu ie to his qanLh at the hands of W. A.
Bobion, bf Jiaeeo who had bees arrested
ad kept is oiemntas a witess.
The murdered ma was worth hal a milhon of
fkW ama me Ye (t Wolo. s a as