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Supported by tfce
Will Appear in Her great specialty sot
FAST i FAST east
I Y Hi X E, 1 L T N N K, I I, Y N K F
Tbe Charming Artiste,
fowir.i? recovered trom her recent bevere il<neae,
11 make her lirst appearance hero iu lour years
lilR (Wrdu«iJi*j) FveulOif, LlO,
M "Nell Gwynne," in Tom Taylor's h storlcal
piey of
Sipported l*y the /all fetrength of tio t&Itnted
THURSDAY EVENING—A new Comply, ert tied
T!LTi'*G, written expressly for Cbnr »tto
Tnoinpson. >^^30
Consisting cf tee Great European Celebrity,
Itte. Giovanni Mazzuri, MUe. Terasa Antonio,
Mile Lonise Mazzuri, Milo. Teresa Ricci, Mile.
Guila Sct.ti.&ni Twenty four Coryphe6->, in the
Grand Spectable •
Magmoect Scenery and Grand Transtor^ialion
Scenes, Commencing
Taettfiij, March 2®. 1370.
Thuriday, March 3 !, 1970 ,
First Night of Verdi's Grand Opera,
Docrts open av6 ; ' 5 o'clock; performance at 7 P.
Box ofboe open every day from A. M. to 4 P. M.
iamr<Uy. April 30, 1870, Matinee at
Twelve O'clcck,
Grand Feerse piece, in three acts and fifteen
illondtiy, April 4,
In e^oseq&ence of tbe illness of CHARLOTTE
THOMPSON, the will be urab^e to appear this
Tntiday ilvenfoic, Marti 211 , 1870 ,
Tte beautiful domestic drama, adapted fr^m Ton
nyson's^'Enoch Arden, and entitled
Will be performed instead of OAMILLL.
The full strength of the Company will appear.
Due notioe will be given of the first appearance cf
Before gent'emen ard yc.ntbs will be given by
af the Banning Institute. New Yor* at half past
seven 1 o ; c*ockTHIS EVH MN'G in tne HaLLoF
THE DKNTALC OLLFGE, No. €7 Canal street,
up stAirs.
The medical, clerica' and legal nrofe sions, and gen
tlemen and youths generally are invited to
attend. Admission free. mh29
To be given semimonthly, commencing on
Wedaesday Fveidny, March 30,1870,
Jr! in* Melanie May, the eminent piano soloist: Prof.
E. Sipp. the celebrated piauovirtuoso: Mons.
Joseph GiDet. violin soloist of the French
Opera; Miss Z. Pirolle, soprano; Mrs. W. H
Dunn, contralto; Mi=a M. T. f contralto; Mr. A.
£. Chase, tenor; f'rof. Van Hufil-;n, late primo
basso of the Frenrh Opera; Mr. A. Cassffrd,
basso; Pi of. Daquesr ey, accompanist; the Men
delssohn Quartette (Messrs. J. M. Meteyo C. fl.
Tracy, J. G. and A. G. Wheeler) and others.
Season tickets (to subFcribers only), admitting two
persons to each of the four concerts, only »*x.
dolluri. bubscripiion books at the music
t tores. mh27 3t
Sunday Fvsulnir, M arch 27. 1870,
On whffch occasion
Will appear in his great character of
Havsrg delated his departure one night longer, and
will repeat his gr^at Songs, Unnops Banjo boios,
etc. Mi*s« Alice Grey as i£ VTKINA,
Perfcrmance concluding with the great Ledger
Story entitled the
CAPITOL A..................MISS ALICE GREY.
To-morrow—Benefit of Mr. * banes Pope
Tuebday—The word renowned Morlacchi Ballet
Troupe. mh27
Sunday, March 27, 1870.
Mr. Joseph K. Fmmet. having delayed his de
i Rttnre for one night longer, will appear as
'rftlK, Our Ceueln Gernmo; ifrllz and
the Hidden ll» n«i.
Miss Aliee Giay as Katrina and Capiiola.
mh2t>Tt __
F or hi ivt—part of second floor
of store No. 21 Canal street. Also two small
cottages on Hagan avenne. near Bienville street
Bheil Road, fox rent very ch«ap Apply to
James dksban,
mb2 lm 21 Canal street.
A RAKE CiHANOl'. —The socond and third
fiooreof that »pier did brick duelling house, No 17
Dauphin street, will be runted, furnished or un
furnished, until the first October next, on very
reasonable terma, to a good tencvL r lhe furniture
is elegant and »be location ore of the most desirable
in the city. There are ten room®, besides bath
room, wash-room and kitchen, w.th bo h hydrant
and extra large cicterna. The ground floor is de
tached from the balance of the bouse «nd occupied
by a popular denti&i. bor terms, apply on the
premises. j&nU
R oom a, with ok without
BOARD—For families or gentlemon, at 283
Gravier street, between Franklin and Liberty. je&
Thi* is & hard, con-pact piper, hke an
| ordinary book corer, »ad is saturated with
tar and ami CD tbe outside of Irsme buiid
mgt und.r the c »nboard«. also under sbm
iltlos ana doors, to keep oat damp and cold,
lit is also used nnthe inside, not saturated.
IlMSTKAD Off FlaiTK niJiG, and mate* a
I warm and cfcem wall. It coets on I, from
I to $:0 iftccerdicff to sits) to oover bouses on
the out ids. bam pits and desciiptise circu
lars lent free.
Address, Rook River Paper Company Chisago.
ur. e. o palmer a oo..
R H II Camp s-rest. Mew Urleaoe.
■M Uemeral A«.*U i*r the SeotPem htater
latest sews from all points
jifatita-al CanitA Uekgution in Washingion
GoYcrnraej&r Firm, Southern Securilie- Strong
GR.HE elaquet by minister motley
Xsetl«n»l Banlts I»e!eic»t f on at Waihln,
tna-lfonisstliiM t'onflrmi d—Pen.Is.n
Ittll Fostpossd-John Minor Holts'
ISelre Ask t'omper.atlon— K'drictlon
or Jncoar Tux After 1H70-Teiut
Mill In «he Seiut-Io Pn.suift with un
A mendnsent— t'xrllli^I JDI.<-u..lon on
the leans BUi-diidse WuiroustoKr.
•lien with a I.lt'e Salary.
Washington, March 29.—Internal revenue
receipts to-J ty $23 003.
A delega'.ion representing the national
tanks were before the Ways and Means
Committee to day. They protested against
the seventh article oi the funding bill,
which makes a change of bonds compulsory.
There were no Southern nominations
made to day.
Tne following nominations were con
firmed to day: Aden Kutheribrd, Third Au
ditor; Mr. Purman, Internal Revenue As
sessor, Florida, vice Wiison; John Hoy, of
Illinois, Secretary of Legation at Madrid,
vice Horatio J. Perry, suspended; James M.
Mason (colored), of Arkansas, Consul Gen
eral to Liberia, and Mr. Ralph, as Inspector
of Steamboats for the Eighth Dietrict.
House —The Election Committee reported
adversely to Mr. Segar, as a Representative
from Virgins at large. Actiou in his case
has beeu indefinitely postponed.
The pension bill ha^ been postponed for
two weeks at the request of Mr. Schencti,
who wishes to push me tariff bill through.
Mr. Logan made a long personal explana
tion regarding General Sherman's letter on
the army bill, which was recently passed
through the House. m
The .a iff bill was resumed and discussed.
The House is iu session to-night for dis
cussion only. •
Senate. —The heirs of the late John Minor
Botts, of Virginia, ask compensation for
property tuke.l dur ng the war.
Tr.e Finance Committee reported that the
income Lift be continued during lbTO, but
reduced to three per cent thereafter.
A bill was introduced to prevent the pun
ishing of any p. rson for election fraud*.
The preliminary business to the admission
of Texas was passed over by a vote of
twenty-nine to twenty-nine, Vice-President
Colfax voting affirmatively.
The ease of General Ames, Senator elect
from Mississippi, was postponed in lavor of
the Texas bill.
The Judiciary Committee have been dis
charged from any further consideration on
Texas. The Texas bill then came before the
Senate, and passed with an amendment
striking out the clause regarding the terms
of the original admission of the State. The
bill goes back to the House for concurrence
by a strict party vote.
There was an executive session on the
San Domingo treaty, bur no vote was taken.
The Senate adjourned until to moriow.
The proceedings in the Senate to day on
the admission of Texas were ve-y interest
ing. During the discussion Messrs. Trum
bull and Sherman became quite angry.
The following is the latest report obtain
able to night: Everything on the calendar
was made to give way, on the motion of Mr.
Sherman, to Texa-, and tiro Texas matttr
was t%keD from the Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Trumbull could see no necessity for
this; that the Georgia bill and the case of
General Ames had both been under discus
sion for several days, and should be dis
posed of. E* did not see why tbe Senator
from Ohio wished to take the Texas bill from
the hands of the Judiciary Committee.
' Mr. Sherman replied that ihe was not
to be deterred frem his duty by any mere
feeling of etiquette; there were important
reaons, both political and national, why
T' xas should bo admitted at once, so that
the fifteenth amendment should be officially
proclaimed, and tb:s disturbing element
should be removed from our midst. He was
surprised that the Senator from Illinois
should seek to obstruct the will of the ma
jority of the Senate, ana that majority was
anxious that the Ttxua bill should be taken
Mr. Trumbull said he would like to know
by what authority the Senator from Ohio
assumed to speak for the majority of this
body. That never, since he (Trumbull) had
been in the Senate, had such an act of gross
discourtesy been perpetrated toward any
committee of this body as that which was
perpetrated by the Senator from Ohio yes
terday after he (Trumbull) had assured Mr.
Drake and the Senate yesterday, that the
committee would report upon the Texas bill
as soon as the Senate was ready to consider
it. The majority of the Senate last week
had a consultation and the Tfrxas matter had
been spoken of, but there was no
indication then that they desired to dis
charge the Judiciary Committee from the
consideration of the Bill. Has the Senator
from Ohio been around and counted the
Senate, that he is justified in assuming that
a majority want to take up the Texas bill?
The Senator from Ohio wants to have tbe
Fifteenth Amendment proclaimed! If that
Senator had stood by me and sat out the
Georgia bill, we would have had that
amendment proclaimed several days ago.
Mr. Sherman said his honorable friend
could not draw him into a personal contro
versy. It seemed to be the bent of his
mind to get excited aud make personal re
marks upon a simple question of order.
He denied that he had offered any iniignity
to the Judiciary Committee, and he would
not surrender bis right, do matter what the
Senator might suy, and he wished him to un
derstand this, although he certainly would
not wrangle about it.
The wish of the majority of the Senate
was as clearly apparent to the Senator as it
•was to him, and he most say that the course
of ihe Senator and ot tbe committee, in re
sisting the desire cf the majority, was most
extraordinary. When he remembered that
f .nr millions of people were to be invested
with the privileges of citizenship, he could
notjstop for anv petty feeling of etiquette.
After some further desultory discussion,
Mr Sherman's motion to postpone the case
of General Ames and a!! other prior orders,
was carriedrbv 42 to 18
A vote was then taken on the motion of
Mr. Sherman to discharge the Judiciary
Committee from mrther consideration of the
Texas bill, resulting, yeas 39, nays 16.
After executive session, the Senate passed
the Houe* bill allowing Jndas Watraas, o
Texas, t<> resign with a life salary.
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DaB NumucM in Sew Y#rk-F»o<!inr
Kill pmia Wpecniiitton—Money Euai- i
«<>iu Quiet nod steajy-wovernuieuie
Firm — Southern Sectn-ltie* Closed
strong—Financial Mutter* — Letter
from Hotkey to Fleaountott-SentciKC
lor Counterfeiting— Ke*p«c«. to ike i
Memoryof weuerai Thoteo*. |
New Yob*, March 29.—Iu the different j
departments ot Wall street dullness is the j
chief ieatare in mercantile and financial
circles. Eusine-s is generally dull and the j
spring trade therefore is unsatisfactory, j
—the funding bill baDgieg like a pal: over !
speculation and legitimate trade, pad no i
improvement of consequence is looked for j
until the bill is disposed of. Money is very I
easy the general dullness naturally ;
limiting deofand. Call loans 4*5)5; prime j
business note [email protected] per cent discount; ;
foreign exchange dull and weaker ; I
prime banker's sterling 108£@10S$; gold j
quiet and steady at the close. It opened at j
lllj, touched 112 and III), aud closed 11)|. j
Carrying rate per cent; clearances j
* Govermndnts firm in gold bonds, which i
show an advance of S to 4 cent. Currency i
sixes fell off to 112 ja decline ofj to 1 $ cent, j
Money : a limited demand at [email protected]<-. Sterling j
weaker at 8|. Governments closed firm, i
Southern securities closed generally strong. |
Discounts unchanged. Coupons: fivc-twen- i
ties of 1831, 113'; 5-iU's of 1862, 110: of 1804. i
1081; ot 1865, lOOj; new, in? r of 1867 10?. ; !
of 1868, 108| 10-40S, 1054; Virginia sixes, old, j
701; new, 701; Louisiana sixes, old, 751; new, j
72i; L-vee sixes, 77^; eights, -33J; Georgia i
sixes, 84; sevens, 02: North Carolina, old, !
' ' ' ~ " '' ~~
46!; new, 22;: South Carolina, old, 88; new,
bn.t, Alabama's weaker;eights, 97; fives, 78}.
General Pleasanton, the newly appointed
Internal Revenue Collector, vice Bailey,
absconded, after taking the oath of office,
recelvi d a u tter from tm predai ssor excul
pating his subordinates. None knew of the
matter of irregularities except Chtids, who
derived no money from the transaction.
Deputy Collector Coups has been released
from the Ludlow street jail.
Martin Frank, convicted ot counterfeiting
tobacco stumps, has been sentenced to five
years in the State Prison.
The letter received by General Pleasanton
from ex-Colleetor Butle-y says his determina
tion to leave New' York was made but half
an hour before he started, and he nsd no
time to put things iu order. He confirms
the results of the investigation so far as
Bayiey's suits egainst the liquor merchants
Deputy Collector Koop has been released
from jail, and the charges of trespass pre
lerred againt him have been withdrawn
Tne fiags were at half mast on
to-day, in respect to the memory
General Thomas.
The excitement over the Tammany
rel continues intense, notwithstanding the j
return of most ot the politicians to j
Albany. Sheriff O'Brien avows his opposi- >
lion to the Sweeny charter which was in-L
troduced into the assembly las. night, in (
Praml line*net by Minister Motley—
Cuban Coble Fleet Ue«.<iy-I»euih of
an Aeronaut—Frotectioa of l-ll'e
on<1 Property la I rein id — British
tienmer* K.fuie to Corn- Amerlcna
Ualle-Actlflu on the Ir!>h 1. »nu tllllft—
Frluce Iluimparle Comliijc to Ara-r.
Im—Duke de Mout|>e«»lcr end lit*
I*u«l—.n. I.eetuier Hl*«ed—Ledrn Kol
11it In Furl*— ffruircutlmu Affuiuat un
JEdllor — D jmtclilnry Vi*lta by the
London, March 29.—Minister Motley gave
a grand banquet last evening, in honor of
the Queen of the Netherlands. Among the
guesis were Charies Dickens, Wilkie Collins,
Hoghes, Browning, Anthony, Froude, Mrs.
Norton and other literary celebrities.
The Cuban cable, fleet is nearly ready to
sail. It will be the most perfectly appointed
expedite n that ever sailed.
Green, the famous aeronaut, is dead.
In the House of Lords last evening the
bill for the protection of life and property
m Ireland, wulch had already passed the
House of Commons, was read the first time.
Other business unimportant.
iu the House of Commons, the Marquis of
Hartington, Postmaster General, in reply to
a question of Mr. Ogilvie, said that, owiDg
to the reduction iu transatlantic postage,
the steamers heretofore carrying the Ameri
can mails had now reiuseu them, conse
quently contracts had been made with Ger
man and other lines Discontent with the
present system had beep officially brought
to the notice of the American Postmaster
The House then went into Committee of
the Whole on the Irish land bills. A motion
to adjourn, debate a week was negatived.
Mr. Mi-dham proposed an amendment for
the continuation of the "Ulster custom" for
compensating outgoing tenants. Mr. Glad
stone opposed the amendment, aud after a
tedious and scattering debate the amend
ment was rejected. Mr. Samue'sou moved
to extend tne Ulster custom throughout
the kingdom. Sir. Gladstone opposed this
also, as did the Attorney General, and it
was rejected. Subsequently an amendment,
legalizing the custom in Ulster itself was,
lost by a majority of 269, and the House ad
Paris, March 29.—The Emperor Napoleon
has requested Prince Bonaoarte to leave the
country. He is coming to America.
During the lecture of Doctor Fardien yes
terday, the students hissed and insulted the
Ppofessor on account of the deposition made
by him at the Tours trial in favor of Prince
Bonaparte. Fordieu was compelled to leave
the hall. The declaration that Fardies
would resign was received with cheers.
Ledru Koilin has arrived here.
The police paid domiciliary visits to Louis
Noir, Burbieuxaud Charles Hugo.
Prosecutions have been commenced
against the editors of the RappeU for articles
published on the Tours trial.
Madrid, March 29__As a prelude to par
doning the Duke de Montpeusier, the Count
Juva, who killed Senor Olczaga a year ago,
has bedn granted an indulgence. Mont
pensier, however, has remained in Madrid
since his duel with Prince de Bonrbcn.
Crevnase at Keokuk and Flooding of
tlovemnieut Woik*—Four Men Killed
In n Coal XI Ine -SSarj land Democratic
Siote Committee aud the Krgt.ttj
St. Loots, March 29.—Owing to the sud
den rise in the river the embankments at
the lower lock at Keokuk, Iowa, gave way
and the entire government works at that
point was flooded, causing great damage; in
consequence of which, work will be sus
pended until the river falls.
Shenandoah City, Pa., March 29.— A ter
rible accident occurred at the coalmines of
Richard Hecker, near this place, this morn -
ing. While four men were descending the
shaft to commence work the rope broke,
precipitating them to the bottom of the
mine, a distance of over sixty feel;. Ail the
men were instantly killed.
Annapolis, Md., March 29.—The Demo
cratic State Central Committee adopted a
resolution that tue State registry law3
should be made to confirm to the fifteenth
amendment to the constitution oi the United
States. The resolution will be formally sub
mitted to the Legislature of Maryland.
KtT«r UMUlinea
Southwest Pass. March 29, 6 P. M.—
Barometer 29:75. Weather calm and foggy.
Arrived: Spanish brig Lealta, Gaza, master,
•even days front Havana, in ballast, to Pug
Brothers. Sailed: Steamship 1. C. Harris.
Vtckshcru, March 29.—Passed down: Glas
gow, at 12 last night: Sallie, at S A, M.;
Natchez, at b P. M. Up: Richmond, at 4
P. M.; Louisville, at 4 P. M. River falling
slowly. Weather clear and pleasant.
Memi'his, Match 29 —Passed tip: Magenta,
Continental, Tom Jasper. Down: Edinbnng,
Longworth aud Dexter. River stationary.
Weather warm and rainy,
Caiho, March 29.—Passed 'UP: Robert E.
p,i'C, Mary, Jliih-r, K. llogg, Forsyth, La
Barge. Down: McGill,.Church, A. J. Bfkt-r.
xite river has risen three inches during
the past twenty-four hours,
Weather rainv. Mercury 64.
St. Loots, March i». -Arrived to-day:
Great Republic acd Common wealth, from
New Orleans; City of Cairo, iron: Memphis.
Departed: Marble City, for Memphis'. River
rising, but not so rapidly as yesterday,
Weather warm, with light rain,
Lorisviu.s, March 29.—River .rising ;
twelve feet iu the canal aud twelve >eet ov.:r
the rocks. Weather c oudy and cool,
Cincinnati, March 29. —Eicer has
risen five feet six inches iu last twenty-four
hours, with forty-two feet six inches in the
channel. Weather pleasant,
Arrived: Sam J. Hale, from Memphis:
Messenger, from New Orleans.
from New' Orleans' for EvanavUle, at 10 P
M.; Mary Miller, from New Or.cans for
Evansville, at 1 A. M. Down: T. L. Me
Gill, from St. Louis, for N -w Orleans, at
i 10: B. Church from Cairo, for New Orleans.
| at 3, A. J. Baker, from Pittsburg for New
i Orleans, at 8. Atlantic, from St. Louts, for
i New Orleans; R. C. Gray, from Louisville,
! for Arkansas river, at 11; L-'wellyu, for
j Memphis from' Evansville, at 11; Sam
j Brown, from Cairo, f >r White river, at 1 P.
i M.; Belie 8t. Louts, from St. Louis for
! Memphis, at At Sohert Burns, for Memphis,
'at€. Up: J. W. Kellogg, from New Or
leans, tor St. Louis, at 7; Jl.'.ry Forsythe,
frem Vicksburg for St. Loci' at 7; Emile
La 3ar-.:e, frem New Orleans for St. Lenta, at
8 .
>ia k 'tviirr**.
Ilomtitlc Market*.
New Yore. March 29, Evening.—Cotton
Closed htavv; sales to day, 7700 bales; prices
uachaneed. -Fiour firmer. Wheat firm; No.
2, $1 071*§1 12; white Michigan, $1 45.
Corn scarce; new mixed Western, 91 04<@
1 05. Provisions steady. Groceries dull.
Naval atoree quiet. Freights firm; cotton
bv steam jc.
'Cincinnati, March 29. — Flour: Family
15 10t?£o 25 Wheat $1 10; held 2c higt r.
i Corn [email protected] Oats [email protected] Rye and barley
Butter 31*?g37c. Cheese 15<S10a. Eggs 19c.
bugar jo lower.
St. Lons. March 29.—Flour: Spring Su
j gideg 14 i c ; B(tCon shoulders K)|@llc.
j ., ..f
> 1 - Fcretcrn vtarko*.
LlVERP00t , March 29, Evcning.-Cotton
( qaiet; u ,, ;aiiJs nf3ll;d; Orleans
' - ~ * ' - -'which.
at Manchester qciet.
Frankfort, Mar
Paris, March 29.
h 29.—Eond»s closed
Bourse quiet; reutts
i London, March 29, Evening.— Cods
! Bonds 90j. __ ^ _
;Yesterday'* Evening Dispatches.l
San Francisco, March 29.—General
; George H. Thomas died of apoplexy last
l niglu.
Philadelphia, March 29.—Two echooners
ashore at Indian River lulet, are going to
Lewis, Delaware, March 29.—The b?:g
Marlins, from Matanzas, with sugar, has
gone ashore near here.
General Butler telegraphs to Governor
Seuter, instructing him to come to Weeh
ingtou to testify regarding affairs in Ten
Augusta, March 29 —Colonel A. R Lamot,
President of tbe Southern Press Association,
has issued a call for a convention, to assem
ble at Savannah, Georgia, April 25. 1870.
Norfolk, Va., March 29. — The steamer
James C. Wright, lrom New York for Mo
bile, put iu here, having lost her anchors
aud chains.
Nashville, March 29.—The elections
passed off quietly. A heavy vole polled, and
the constitution ratified.
Tours, France, March 29.— Prince Bona
parte has been sentenced to pay Victor
Noir's family twenty-five thousand fraucs,
and the expenses ot the civil suit.
London, March 29. —The Times, discussing
the result of ihe criminal prosecution
against Prince Napoleon, says that he should
not be trusted with weapons, but should be
guarded as a madman.
Ktemuer Mo lie AI> 1 «.
The St. Louis Republican oi Sunday says:
On Tuesday evening next this favorite
passenger packet resumes h.cr trips to the
Crescent City. Bince her last voyage South
she has been thoroughly overhauled and
repaired and put in complete running order.
Of the many fine steamers plying between
this port and New Orleans, we know of
none that have the call of superiority over
the Mollie. In capacity, speed, accommo
dations for people, and in all that m-tkeB a
complete first-cUss Mississippi steamer, she
has but few equals aud no superiors.
Captain Dan At.le, her worthy comman
der, is too well known as a caroiul boatman
to require any commendations at our hands;
yet we desire to give our testimony as to
his ability in tbe careful conduct and man
agement of this popular steamer. Infact,
we can truly say that 9, trip to New Orleans
on the Mollie will amply repay either ths
business man or the man of pleasure.
Governor Houdee, of Vermont, is danger
ously ill. He came into offiee only a few
weeks ago through the death of Governor
A young woman who is studying for a
profession, and who supports herself by set
ting type in her leisure hours, has been
elected a member ol the Philadelphia Typo
graphical Union._*
Sewing Machines are now sold on credit
by M. 8. Hedrick, the agent of Wilcox &
Gibbs, at his two stores, Nos. 87 and 118
Canal street. Here is a chance for poor sew
ing women.
We copy this from the Pieajune c*. last
evening, giving the rumors of declination,
for what th y are worth:
The recent municipal appointees of Gov
ernor Warinoth were to-day officiary noti
fied of their appointments. If any of them,
therefore, intend to decline, acd street ru
mor has it that several of them will do bo,
we shall probably soon be m tde aware of
the fact. It was attain currently reported on
the streets this morning that Mr. J. H.
Oglesby would decline the Maroyalty, and
that Colonel James T. Tucker would be ap
pointed in his stead by Governor Warmotb.
We do not regard this, from the Houston
Union, as much of a comp iment:
The Louisiana Legislatnre is probably the
most disorderly legislative body which ever
assembled. Lobbyists and members mingle
together on the floor, langb, chat, smoke,
and do everything but pay attention to the
Speaker's gavel, who, despairing of preserv
ing even the semblance of ord»r, makes few
attempts to be beard. After havitig looked
in npon ibis disorderly body, we feel proud
of oar Texas Legislature.
^ epre ®®" t0 g u^nbreL^authorUy^n'trking
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NHiirtme C*ort of LonlKlana.
State vs. Ji. Purbin—Appeal from the
District Court of East Baton Rouge—How
ell, J. The defendant has appealed from a
judgment sentencing him to seven years
imprisonment at hatd labor for the crime of
robbery. . '
No briefs having been furnished, we are
remitted to au examination of the record ior
any eiror authorizing an appeal.
1. There is a bill of exceptions taken to
apart, of the Judge's charge, consisting of
tne following words: "Violence may be com
mitted as well by actual unlawful force as
under pretence of legal aud rightful pro
ceedings,'' which waa objected to on the
ground that said charge leaded to mislead
the jury. .
It is stated in the bill of exceptions that
actual violence was proven, and the Judge
also charged, at the request of the prisoner,
"that unless the testimony shows that the
defendant used violence toward the party
charged to have been robbed, or ppt in
bodily fear, he can not be convicted of
robbery." Under theso circumstances, the
words complained of, if legally objectionable
in themseives, could have had little weight
with the jury, there being no proof, as
stated by the Judge, that the accused
tne money.
the money.
There is a motion in arrest of judgment,
bated on the ground that the indictment is
objective, because It does not show that the
grand jurors were empannelled, sworn, held
iheir inquest in the parish of East Baton
Rontre. These objections, if they .can be urg
ed after the petit jury are sworn, are not well
made, as tbe indictment declares that " the
grand jurors of the State of Louisiana, good
un i lawful men of the parish of East Baton
Rouge, du.y empanelled and sworn to in
quire tor the said parish, do present," etc.,
which is a substantial compliance with the
requirements of the law in this respect.
Judgment affirmed.
8. Durbin vs. G. P. MeMichaeWAppeal
from the Sixth District, parish Tangipaho,
Ludeling. 0. J.- in this case the con- '.dera
tion ot the note sued on was Confederate
money, and the claim can not be enforced
by the courts. Judgment reversed and
clffm dismissed at plaintiffs costs in both
Succession of Jesse W. Wilder—Appeal
from the Second District Court of New
Orleans, Wyly, J.—George Wilder insti
tuted tne suit against his stepmother, Mrs.
Jordan and her two children, his coheirs,
for partition of the property of the succes
sion of his father, Jesse W. Wilder.
The question is whether Mrs. Harriet A.
Bartholomew, late widow ot Jesse Y* r .
Wilder, and now wife of William Jordan,
has been hatred of her right of widow in
community with her pro deceased husband
by an ante-nuptial contract. In November,
1854, J. \V. Wilder, ct Hew Orieaus, married
Harriet A. Bartholomew, of Hancock
county, Mississippi, and a few days after
ward removed to New Orleans, where they
continued to reside until the death of
Wilder, in 1802.
Od the day and at the place of the mar
riage, aud just before its celebration, the
contemplated agreement or marriage con
tract was executed. The plaintiff, George
Wilder, the issue of a former marriage, was
then a minor. A witness, who was present
at the marriage,describes Wilder as old aad
infirm, and his bride as a charming girl of
about seventeen. The marriage contract
declares, in effect: That, whereas, a mar
riage is intended presently to be solemnized
between said Jesse and Harriet, and They
are desirous, previous to that event, to set
tle their respective estates according to pur
poses, uses and limitstions intended ans. de
sired, so that the right, title aad interest of
each may be defined, they each retain the
separate control and ownership of their un
divided property.
The District Judge tame to the conclusion
that the terms ot the marriage settlement
did not preclude the existence of communi
ty between the spouses, aud rendered judg
ment for the defendant. Mrs. Jourdan has
'The court said: We can not agree with
the learned Judge on tbe ground on which
be based hta decision. We think a fair in
terpretation of the ante-nuptial agreement
leaves no room to doubt the e xclusion of com
munity. If full effect be given to the stipu
lations of the marriage contract, no commu
nity can exist. It would be impossible,
because under that instrument each spouse
retains "absolute control in and over their
respective estates and property, as now
owned by each, aud which may be acquired
during the coverture," w'ith the right of
disp •sition reserved to each, to be exercised
s,t any and all times, witboutthe consent or
interference of the other.
The question is as to the capacity of Har
riet A. Bartholomew to make the contract.
Was it voidable on account of her majority,
or was it absolutely void ?
We take it to be tho general rule that the
contracts of minors under the common law
are voidable only and not void, and the ex
ception is where the contract on its face
appears necessarily prejudicial to the minor.
We discover nothing on the face oi the con
tract necessarily prejudicial to the minor,
and we regard it as merely voidable and
bind : r g on the widow, unless disapproved
by her afterwards when having the capacity
to do so. We find in the recotd no evidence
of the disaffirmance by Mrs. Jordan,
although many years have elapsed since she
has become ot age, aud has had the capacity
to do so. It is now too late for her to de
mand the reeisiou of the contract, as the
prescription pieaded by the plaintiff is ap
plicable thereto. Ordered tnat the judg
ment of the court a qua be annulled, and
that there be judgment forbidding Mrs.
Jordan to participate, as partner, in com
munity iu the succession ot Jesse W. Wilder.
Case remanded for decision of the other
issues involved therein, and defendant, Mrs.
Jordan, to pay the costs of this appeal.
Writ* of Maudiimn* on Jadj^e Cooley.
In tbe Supreme Court yesterday writs of
mandamus were issued, directed to Judge
Cooley, of the Sixth District Court, in the
following cases: William Itichart vs. Lew,
Lane; Enoch Smith Sc Whitney vs. W. T.
Lane; W. W. Fisher vs. L. H. Lane.
These three suits were instituted by at
tachment, and about one hundred head of
mules seized, belonging to defendants, who
are residents of Kentucky, they having
given their promissory notes for the same.
Judgment was rendered iu favor of plaintiffs
in Ihe Sixth District Court, with privileges
on the proce ds of the mules. There being
at the present time some $15,000 in the
Shoriff's hands.
R. M. Sharp and Daniel Gillen claimed
the mules as their own, aud alleged that
they were injured by the judgments, and
asked, through their attorneys, Messrs.
Hornor A Benedict, to be allowed sus
pensive appeals on giving bonds of $500 in
eaeh case, the whole property in dispute
being in safety, as it was in the Sheriff's
Judge Cooley refused the appeals and the
Supreme Court granted the prel ininary
orders for a manJatuus on the lower Judge
in each case, ordering further proceedings
to be etayed in the meanwhile.
The flehrR Ulitrlct Canrt not a Court.
African Methodiet Episcopal Caurch vs.
A . Lemur et al.—In this case Judge Collens,
of the Seventh District Court, yesterday de
cided, on a rule to transier the above case to
the Eighth District Court, that by article 83
of the constitution of 1868, the Legislatnre
can not Civest this court (the Seventh) of
jurisdiction over this case. That the only
eases ot special jurisdiction recognized by
the constitution are the criminal and pro
bate jurisdiction and the jurisdiction in the
case of appeals from judgments of Justices
of tbe Peace. A)! other cases are contained
and described in the constitution under ihe
terms "all civil cases." This is a general
jurisdiction. It may be extended. The
constitution says the Legislature may give
" further jurisdiction not inconsistent here
with," but it is clear from these terms that
it can not be changed under pretext of crea
ting special jurisdiction. It is, therefore,
ordered that me rule be dismissed.
CftSblh BIMrlll Court.
In the case of Ong vs. the Board of As
aist&nt Aldermen, which la the first suit
tiled in this court, it was reported yesterday
in the Courthouse building that the plain
tiff had withdrawn all proceedings.
State ex rel. Mrs. J. C. De St. Romee vs.
Levee Sieam Cotton Press.—la tins case
petitioner represents that she is the owner
cf sixty-six shares of the capital stock in this
press; that iu the year 1852, Peter Deurges
did illegally and fraudently sell said share.-,
that she has frequently applied to the Cotton
Press Compauy for permission to examine
their transfer books, and has been refused.
8 he asks for a writ of mandamus compelling
t/fe president, William C. C. Claiborne, to
"fomply with her demand. Judge Dibble,
yesterday, issued the writ, returnable on
Tuesday, April 5.
Hoard of Aldermen.
The board met last night in regular ses
sion. The minutes of the last regular meet- !
intr. and of the two called meetings that took
place last week, were read and approved.
A resolution from the lower board to grant
an extension of sixty days to Mr. Correjelos,
to complete a contract, was concurred in.
A re olutiop to provide a room tor the
Eighth District Court, was laid on the table,
subject to call.
A resolution to pay the Economy Hall
Society 81694 for damages done to their hall
by a niob iu 1868, was concurred in.
A resolution from the lower board, which
had been referred to the Finance Committee
and reported back, to pay the widow P.
Dazac, the money paid by her husband on a
sale of the revenues of the Dry ad os market,
was concurred in.
A resolution to approve the contract for
j macadamizing Julia street from Magnolia to
' Claiborne, was concurred in.
An ordinance from the lower board, passed
over the Mavor's veto, levying a tax of five
eighths of one per cent on all property in
the city, to meet the expenses of the Metro
politan Police Board, was laid over subject
to call.
A bill from the Recorder of Mortgages
for $37,501, for work done in restoring and
preserving the public records, sent up with
the approval o! the lower board, was ap
proved. a
An ordinance to sell, Vt public auction, at
not less than >150,000, the stock of the city
in the Jackson Railroad, was finally adopted
and the beard adjourned.
Board of Afiniqtani Aldermen.
Mr. Fish, iu the chair and present Messrs.
Carter, Camp, Casanave, Kearny, Graudpre,
Sturcken; Walker, Staes, Wynne, Pem
bertou. '
Treasurer Mount reported receipts for the
weekending t'.ventv-sixth instant, $14,416;
expenditures $16,334; balance on hand
Water works balance from previous week,
$52,723; receipts for the week, $3856; ex
penditures, $38,224; balance on hand,
The Finance Committee reported unfa
vorably on the contract for erecting a pro
tection levee to Messrs. Roy h Co.
The same committee reported favorably
on the stationery contract to Messrs. Mad
den, O'Donnell and Steel A Co. Contracts
The Committee on Police and Health re
ported that there are iu existence sufficient
laws to cover the subject of storing'explo
sives, and recommendi d a rigid enforcement.
A note handed to Mr. Fish informed the
board that Mr. T. Ong had withdrawn his
suit in the Eighth District Court, enjoining
the City Council from disposing of the
Resolution to instruct the joint Water
works committee to prepare au ordinance
to lease the Waterworks, etc., was tabled.
A motion to reconsider, by Mr. Staes, was
also tabled.
A petition signed by many property
owners along Cauai street, beyond Claiborne
street, asking the Council to repeal the ordi
nance granting the Canal Street Railroad
Company the right to remove its tracks to
the shell roads, was seutto the upper board,
as this board has already repealed the law.
A petition from a list of propeity owners
on certain central thoroughfares regarding
lewd and abandoned women, was referred
to the Mayor.
Mr. Wynne offered a resolution ordering
the owners of crossties on Goodchildren
street to remove them within a specified
time. Adopted.
Another resolution was adopted, with
drawing the privilege granted the Canal
street Railroad Company to remove its
tracks to the shell roads. The ordinance
was No. 1425.
Mr. Stnrckec gave notice that he would,
at the next meeting, move a reconsideration.
Mr. Fish appointed Mr. Camp a committee
of one to inform the other board that this
board was ready to adjourn, acd invite the
receipt of any onsinese.
Mr. Camp returned and reported that
some resolutions would bo sent down.
Resolution to dispose of the city's stock
iu the Jackson Railroad was taken'up.
Mr. Pemberton moved to amend the fig
ure $150,000 minimum, to $500,000. Lost.
The resolution was not concurred in.
Resolution to send all stnall-pox patients
to Dr, Hayes' Hospital, Elysian Fields
Mr. Pemberton advocated the 'measure,
stating that Dr. Hayes had expended a large
amount of money on the new hospital, and
had constructed a fine establishment.
Mr. Sturcken spoke in the same tone.
Mr. Wynne was opposed to the First or
anv other district sending its patients to the
Third District.
The resolution was tabled.
Mr. Carter offered a resolution to au
thorize the Finance Com mittee to pledge or
hypothecate any securities belonging to the
city for , the purpo^ oi obtaining funds to
pay off city employes. Adopted.
5)r. Carter introduced a resolution au
thorizing Messrs. Fish, Walker and Staes to
take charge of the hoiks and other docu
ments belonging to this board, and fiurn
them over to the Administrators.
The fines imposed by Street Commission
er Murphy on the Gas Compauy tor not
lighting the lamps two nights were remit
The board then adjourned until Friday
Oar Theatre* nnd Kevenue Ketarn*.
The Picajnne furnishes us this informa
tion about the revenue returns of three of
the New Orieaus ttnjLtree:
A gentleman sends us the following,
which he a-sures ns are the correct returns
of the various theatres for the months ol
January and February, as taken from the
internal revenue returns: January—Acad
emy, $13,787 50; St. Charles, $12,549;
Varieties, $21,153.
At the Academy, in January, Mi33 Elise
Holt ami Mr. Lofting well were the stars, the
former three weeks and the latter one.
At the St. Charles, the Lvdia 1 hompson
troupe three weeks and Mrs. Gladstaoe one.
At the Varieties, Mrs. Scott-Siddons
played one week and Joe Jefferson thtee.
The returns for February at the various
theatres were as follows: The Academy,
$19,751 50; St. Charles. $22,303 75; Varieties,
$11 098 50.
The stars at the Academy were Leffing
well one week, the Buckleys two, and the
Fox Pantomime one.
At the St. Charles, LotU played three
weeks and Miss Price one.
At the Varieties, Jordan played one week,
Miss Bateman two weeks and the English
Opera one week.
Tbe Debt
The following table, officially prepared at
the Treasury Department, exhibits tho time
it would take to cancel the entire debt ot
the United States (£2,600 000,000) bv a eu k
intr fund capital varying from $25,000,000 to
; $100,006, tOO a year, interest at six percent,
' payable semi-annually:
$25.000 000...
30 000 000...
..... 124
35 000 000 .
40 000.000..
80 000 000..
45,000 000..
..... m
85 000,000..
50 000 000..
..... 154
90,000 000..
.. MO 3
Tbe Valley of tbe Tallahatchie.
Tbe Valley ol the Tallahatchie in Snnflow
er county, Mississippi, is a fertile and pro
ductive regicn that may be made to pour
immense wealth into the lap of the Cres
cent City. It is approached by the Tal
lahatchie river, which empties into the
It is a flat country, abounding in timber,
chiefly cypress, -wainut, hickory, ash, red
oak, white oak and cottonwood. The white
oak is capable of being converted into
staves which find a ready market in New
Orleans at one hundred and forty dollars a
thousand. Though timber is abundant there
are no saw mills in the valley, to produce a
supply equal to the demand, while with
saw mills enough there the lumber export
might be large and profitable.
The people sadly lack energy. The coun
try is sparsely settled and plantations are
from three to five miles apart. Immense
c-tne brakes furnish nutriment for cattle
and horses all the year round, and swine are
fed abundantly from the mast or nuts that
fall from the trees. Poultry need nothing to
feed on, except what grows wild in great
abundance. The valley is interspersed with
bayous, aud abounds in deor, bears, wild
tut keys, wi'd ducks and other game.
Tne soil is capable of producing cotton,
corn and wheat, and is adapted to fruit of
almost all kinds, though little attention has
been given to^the cultivation of the latter.
A bale and a half and two bales to the acre
is the average yield oi cotton there. Lane
can be rented at very low figures, or labor
ers can work it on shares. Thousands of
acres of land can be purchased at from six
to eight dollars an acre.
Cane Litko, half a mile wide and about
live miles long, in the central portion of the
county, abounds in fish of various kinds,
and is the resort of large birds called water
turkeys. Splendid fishing and gunning may
be enjoyed on this lake.
Stores aje needed in the Tallahatchie
valley to create a healthy competition, for
those already established there get about
five prices, and almost absorb the earnings
of the tanners in that country. There is,
indeed, no postoffice in the county, but ap
plication has been made for the establish
ment of one there, which will be shortly
done. In short, what Sunflower county
greatly needs is the example of industrious,
energetic men from other sections of the
country, who have soma progressive ideas.
The climate is mild and pleasant. The win
ters are neither too cold nor the summers
too warm. The country is healthy, and no
disease prevails there, though chills now
and then attack lazy people.
Boats go through from New Orleans in
four or five days, and one, the Marcella,
leaves every twelve days direct for the TaV
lahatchie, making a regular point of arrival
and departure at Minter'sLauding, near the
head of navigation.
One of our former citizens, General James
Dugan, haa lately purchased, tho Cane Lake
plantation, embracing some three thousand
acres, and to induce a settlement up there
he will give a building for a store on the
best situ on that plantation. He will also
donate the site for a sawmill on what is
known as Deep Bayou, where timber is easily
accessible, the eupp'y of white oak for
staves being very large. Lumber being
comparatively exhausted in this vicinity,
the valley of the Tallahatchie can be made
useful iu contributing to the supply for this
The new postoffice will be located on the
Cane Lake plantation, and, in the mean
time, all who have any desire to seek their
fortunes in that comparatively unsettled but
fertile and healthy country, can learn all
the details about it by addressing General
James Dugan, Cane Lake plantation, Min
ter's landing, Tallahatchie river, San
flower county, Jlississlppi, and sending
their letters on the Marcella.
That portion of the 8onth especially
needs labor for its proper and full develop
ment, and the efforts of the pioneer in the
new civilization there (General Dugan,)
will add rnateral'y in the trade of New Or
leans, which is the natural market of the
great Tallahatchie valley.
nil Retnrn From Texa*.
The Picayune of last evening contains the
following report of the am at of a notorions
Louisiana desperado, who committed a
murder and fled to Texas:
A man namrd James Y. White, charged
with the murder of George Thompson, in
the parish of West Feliciana, some time in
November last, was this morning brought
to the city by Sheriff J. H. Roberts, of
Marion county, Texas, and placed in charge
of Sheriff Wuizburger, at the Parish Prison,
for safe-keeping.
A reward of one thousand dollars was
offered by Governor Warmsth for tne arrest
of White, which will be paid to Sheriff
White, it appears, after doing the shoot
ing, fled the country and went into Texas,
where he was arrested and placed in jail
upon a charge- of drunkenqets. While in
jail he made an attempt to get away by set
ting fire to the building, but the timely
action of the jailor frustrated his design.
He was then turned over to the Sheriff',
and while iti his charge told him that a're
ward of one thousand dollars had been
offered for him in Louisiana, for killing
Thompson at Bayou Sara. Sheriff Roberta
telegraphed to know if the statement made
to him by White was correct, and receiv
ing an affirmative reply, procured the
necessary requisition, and brought the
prisoner at once to New Orleans.
The party arrivod this morning upon the
6teamer Era No. 10.
White, we understand, admits the killing
of Thompson, but says it was done iu selt
il.Tense; that Thompson was quarrelling
with a third party, and he interfered to
stparato them, when he was attacked and
shot back to protect himself.
He bears the reputation, we understand,
of a dangerous character, and has in one of
lus legs no loss than twelve marks made by
bullet holes, received iu encounters in which
he has been engaged.
J. F. Batly, the missing New York Inter
nal Revenue Collector, was born in Hop
kinsville, N. H., and is thirty-light years of
aee. He is a nephew of the late Mr* Baifty,
editor of the Washington Era, the old anti
slavery paper. For many years he followed
the bustuiss cf book peddling, and in 1861,
through the influence of Secretary Chase,
he was appointed stationery clerk at Wash
ington. In 1865, Secretary Fessenden gave
him the position of Collector of the Fourth
Internal Revenue D strict of New York,
wnich position he he'd until last May, when
he was appointed Collector of the Thirty
aecond District. Ho has a wife and two
children living in Twenty second street,
New York. His wife is said to be lying very
ill of brain fever, t&need by his sudden
flight. He was an admirer of and owned
fast horses, but otherwise h!s private life
seemed to he blameless.

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