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OFFICIAL jUMKNAl OF THE UNITED STATES 1FFICAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA Hfir OBUAXIi JUKI Si UW. TEE NEW ORLEANS BEPUBLIOAN latn largest CIRCULATION OF ANT REPUBLICAN PAPER IK THE SOUT H. Tm daily kepuhlican |t j be had of the following dealers: George Ellis, opposite the PostoQice. A* Simon, 94 Exchange Alley. 3. C. Haley, 19 Commercial place. OL G. 9. Hollo, 61 Exchange Place. James Ennis, Po^tchartraln Railroad gepot, Third District, also at depot foot of jia&yette street, First District. John Schafer, corner Ninth and Constance •met*. J. W. Long, comer of Love and Enghein ■treete, Third District. W. R. Dirks, No. 34 Annunciation street. ~ Captain Burdeau, agent of the Mississippi Valley Transportation Company, dispatches the Atlantic and barges for St. Louis to morrow. _ We are having an exodus of special treas ury agents. Mr. Lobdell left here last eve ning, and Mr. Kinsella will leave next Tues day. Both of these gentlemen go to the West.__ The Christian Association of Progres sionists and Reformers will hold their regu lar meeting this morning, at eleven o'clock. It will be addressed by Professor Brozeen and others. We are glad to learn that Mr. Arthur P. Perkins, of No. 26 Carondelet street, is largely interested in Mexican claims, and hope that he will realize handsomely from them. There is no one whom we should more rejoice to see the possessor of a fortune than Mr. Perkins. The Sheriff will sell at auction to-morrow, at his warehouse, No. 74 St. Ann street, be' tween Royal and Bourbon streets, Second District, to wit: At half-past four o'clock P. M., one piano, Pleyel, and at five o'clock P. M. a lot of household furniture and mova ble effects. Assessments Nos. fourteen, fifteen, six teen and seventeen—see special notice col umn. Death of Lawrence Schaeffer, Smith Broas, Eusebius Franz and Jacob Klein, payable at the office of the Mutual Aid and Benevolent Life Insurance Association of Louisiana, No. 120 Carondelet street. J. Dejan, Jr., auctioneer, sells to-morrow, at ten o'clock A. M.. at No. 408 Liberty street, First District, for account of succes sion of Thomas O'Hara, three floats, one dray, four mules, one horse, and four sets harness. Also, one lot ot household and kitchen furniture, and one lot of jewelry. This evening at three and a half o'clock the Robert E. Lee Base Ball Club will play a match game with the Pickwicks, at the Louisiana Base Ball Park. As the Lees stand A1 in base ball annals, lovers of the national game will naturally wish to be on the ground. The Carrollton cars run by the park._ • Books of subscription for the remainder Of the shares of the capital stock of the Calcasieu Sulphur and Mining Company are now opened at the office of the treas urer, Mr. Alexander Bonceval, No. 18 Carondelet street. The terms of subscrip tion are easy and liberal, and the stock is certain to be a profitable investment, from which large dividends will be realized. See advertisement. There will be a very important meeting of the German Republican Veteran Club at the Temperance Hall on Josephine street. See advertisement in another column. This club has a very good prospect, and an important mission to perform among our German citizens. We admire the bold stand it has assumed in our national politics, and adherence to the principles for which they fought during the late war. We advise every German veteran to join such an organization. C. C. Haley sends us this week a most at tractive variety of choice Sunday reading, including Mrs. C. E. Brown's Album of Fashion, a London publication; the Lon don Illustrated News, and the Graphic; also the Chimney Corner, Harper's Bazar, Ap pleton's Journal, the Overland Monthly, the XIX Century, European Mail, Rural Caro linian, the Southern Cultivator, Southern Farmer, New York Ledger, Scientific Amer ican, Turf, Field and Farm, and a large number of favorite weeklies; for sale at 153 Poydras street, and 19 Commercial Place. At no season of the year do we watch with more eagerness the movements of our laughing, merry-making young ladies than at this moment, lor they point out to us the avenues ot enjoyment, and we are now just old enough to know that without their bright faces we become great bears and boars to ourselves. The Fete Champetre to be given at the Carrollton Gardens on the seventh promises to us a recreation that will go far to alleviate the oppression of the hot season. Unfler the management of ladies who know what is good cheer, and how to provide for one's comfort, we be speak a pleasant reunion to many now panting ft* what has thus been so bounti fully provided for them. F Sixteenth Annual Statement of the Merchants' Mutual Insukance Company.— We publish this morning the sixteenth annual statement of this staunch insurance company, which contains many interesting points for our merchants and other insurers. It appears that the company has earned during the year ending May 31,1870, $942,452 55, out of which they have cleared a profit of $471,995 0G, after paying all expenses, losses, taxes, etc. The assets are $1,014,6C3 9G, of which $382,790 08 is cash, and the balance in "gilt edge" securities. We hardly think that even the most unrea sonable patron of this institution would find it in his heart to grumble after such a mag nificent showing as this. Just think, nearly a half-million of dollars made in one year by the company. It speaks volumes for the energy and business talents of its president, Mr. Paul Fourchy, and Mr. G. W. Nott, secretary. But this is not all the interest ing matter contained in the statement be fore us. The board of directors have re solved to pay a scrip dividend of fifty per cent, on last year's earnings, for whioh cer tificates will be issued on the first day of August next, and to pay, on and after the first Monday in July next, the whole issue* of the years 1861 and 1862, and six per cent, interest on all outstanding scrip of the com pany. of THE ALLEGED " KIDNAPPING AT SHREVE PORT, LOUISIANA" A short time since a sensational article appeared in the ' ' Souhicestem,'' published at Shreveport, Louisiana, announcing that one T. H. Ballowe, of that place, was sur rounded by four men, who with drawn revolvers informed him that he was under arrest; and who then escorted him to the Barracks, at Military Headquarters, from whence he was taken, at about midnight of the same day, under military guard, on board the steamer * 'La Belle," bound for New Orleans, and then placed in irons; the parties making such arrest refusing mean while to give the prisoner any information as to the cause of bis arrest. The state ment was followed by the usual stereo typed denunciations, of arbitrary arrests in general, and the one referred to in par ticular. We have briefly alluded to the article before, but are now in possession of all the facts in the case, which are sub stantially as follows: On the first of April last, Hon. S. J. Conklin, Supervisor of Internal Rev enue, for this State, received infor mation tending to show that there were parties in Shreveport engaged removing revenue stamps from empty tobacco caddies and whisky bar rels, and selling them, at a discount, to be used again. Measures were immediately adopted which, it was believed, would lead to the detection of the guilty parties. Everything worked charmingly, and upon the arrival of the Supervisor in Shreve port, on the twenty-seventh day of April last, he received information which made the chain of evidence against Ballowe so complete that a reasonable doubt could be no longer entertained of his complicity with the fraudulent use and sale of in ternal revenue stamps for whisky and to bacco. While awaiting the arrival of a warrant issued by Commissioner Urban, of this city, for the arrest of Ballowe, the Supervisor received information from par ties who were "shadowing" Ballowe that he was preparing to leave the city, upon which the Supervisor requested the cap tain commanding the company of United States troops stationed there to arrest Bal lowe and hold him until the warrant, thea hourly expected, should arrive. Bal lowe was arrested about dark on the eve ning of April 29, and taken to the barracks, but no revolvers were drawn upon him or even exhibited, nor was he treated with violence or rudeness, in any particular The steamer * 'La B^lle" was lying at the wharf, and would leave for New Orleans about midnight, and no other boat was expected to leave under two or three days. Between the time of the arrest of Ballowe and eleven o'clock of the same evening, the Supervisor received such information, and saw such demonstrations, as satisfied him that if he remained there until the next day with the prisoner, an attempt would be made to rescue him, and, though it could not probably be done in the face of the military there, arrangements could easily be made to accomplish that pur pose at some of the landings down the river. In the emergency, the Supervisor did just what any prompt and thorough officer should and would have done. He took the prisoner from the barracks and put him on board of the steamer, as she was ready to leave, taking with him such assistants as were necessary for the safe keeping of the prisoner. The story of the Southwest ern that Ballowe was tied, or put in irons when put on the boat, or at any other time, is untrue in every particular, as was also the allegation that the prisoner was left unin formed of the cause of his arrest. Ballowe himself states unhesitatingly to all with whom he has conversed on the subject that from first to last he was treated by the Supervisor and his assistants with all the kindness and courtesy that was con sistent with the relations in which he was placed, and that the Supervisor improved the first opportunity after they met to ex plain to him the cause of his arrest. Notwithstanding the lateness of the hour when Ballowe was placed on board the boat, information of his removal was noised about and a squad of armed men was raised and sent across to the land ing below the bend to rescue him, but fortunately re'ached it too late to accom plish their purpose. They then tele graphed to Baton Rouge to have the pris oner taken from the officers when the boat should land at that place, but the boat did not land there, and thus they were again foiled. The course pursued by Supervisor Conklin in this matter, will receive the hearty commendation of all persons who desire a thorough enforcement of the revenue laws. Had he done otherwise, the probabilities are that the prisoner would have been rescued, and another scene of blood would have been added to those which have so recently occurred in the northwestern part of this State. A spirit of barbarous lawlessness is being manifested in Shreveport, that good men of all classes can but deprecate, and which will, if persisted in, result disas trously to those who participate in it, or who, by their silence, encourage it. A few days subsequent to the arrest of Ballowe, Assistant Assessor Flood, of Shreveport, was notified, by a Ku-Klux communication (with the usual emblems of mortality), that ho must leave that city; this was followed by the stoning of his house, breaking in the windows thereof, and endangering the lives of its occu pants. and compelling him to send his wife to this city for safety. The business place of Deputy United States Marshal Harking was entered, and his small stock of goods either destroyed or thrown into the streets, and his life threatened if he should return to that city. e understand that Supervisor Conk lin will apply to the War Department for authority to use the military to assist and protect the revenue officers in the dis charge of their duties whenever it shall appear necessary so to do. He is deter mined that the revenue laws shall be as fully and fairly enfiyced in the Third Dis trict of this State as elsewhere. He has made such representations to the United States District Attorney and the Judge of the United States Circuit Court as will a result in the appointment of a court com missioner at each of the important cpl lection points in the State, which will greatly facilitate the prompt prosecution of parties violating the internal revenue laws. The United States Marshal will also have a competent deputy in each placelwhere a United States Circuit Court Commissioner is located. THE CAUSE OF IRISH DISSATISFACTION. The actual state of Ireland—the magni tude, misery, fierceness and desperation of her population, the violence of her leaders and the fury of the contending factions to which she is a prey—ought, if anything can at the present time, especially to excite the earnest and anxious attention of the people of Britain. Cen turies of oppression and misgovemment have generated a deep-rooted and cordial hatred of the English name and nation in the minds of the vast majority of the Irish people, have depraved and vitiated their charac ters, and fitted them for the commission of every crime. There are, at this moment, from six to seven millions of peasants scattered over the surface of Ireland; and, while this mighty and rapidly increasing mass is sunk in the most abject poverty— while it has no property to protect, no venerated institutions to defend, and nothing but injuries to redress and wrongs to avenge, it is ready to engage in any scheme of combination and blood, as we have recently observed across the Canadian frontier, and in Ireland at the ''rising fiasco" of 1866. Is cot this a state of things that calls loudly for inquiry ? Is there any man so blind and bigoted, so stupidly attached to antiquated prejudices and errors as to con inue to lend his support to a system productive of such baleful results ? Is not the experience of nearly five centuries sufficient to convince the people and Par liament of England that it is not by mere brute force, by penal laws and insurrec tion acts, that the peace of Ireland and Canada is to be secured and the founda tions of the former country laid ? The period has at last arrived when it is certain that measures of a decisive char acter must be adopted with respect to Ire land; aud we are bold to say that the in' tegrity, and for that reason, the Lite of the British Empire depends on the nature of these measures. If the English govern ment acts on liberal principles, it is notyet too late to repair the faults and follies of which they have been guilty, and to make Ireland the best bulwark. But if they re solve to abide by thtir present system, if they are determined to treat jiue-si.dhs of the people as an inferior and degraded caste, and to uphold and cherish all the gross, flagrant and scandalous abuses with which every part of the internal adminis tration of the country is infected, we must expect to see every species of outrage re doubled, and the flames of civil war re kindled with increased fury and iaging to an unprecedented extent. If the people of England are really de sirous of attaching the people of Ireland to their government, they must render it ad vantageous to them. The peasantry must know and they must feel that they are pro tected by the law, that they have a stake in the hed'je, and that every avenue to power and emolument is open to their ambition. If they be treated thus they will be attached to English interests; if not, they will be alienated still more, the existing breach between the two countries will be gradually widened, and British ascendancy will depend entirely on the number of bayonets. But even this resource, miserable and humiliating as it is, is one on which no certain reliance can be placed. The whole disposable revenue of Great Britain will most probably be found insufficient for the maintenance of an army capable of retain ing a population of six or seven millions, who have everything to gaia and nothing to lose by revolution in a state of unwilling subjection. But supposing this to be possi ble in a period of peace, and when the whole power of England can be directed to this one object, it would be no easy matter to exaggerate the addition which the disaf fection of the Irish peasantry and Fenian brotherhood in America must make to English difficulties aud dangers in a period of war. Had Humbert, when he made his descent on Ireland in 1798, been ac companied by 10,000 instead of 1000 French troops, and been furnished with 50,000 or 100,000 stand of arms, there would have been an end to the English government, and the tri-colored flag would have floated as triumphantly over Dublin as it did over Berlin and Vienna. But the numbers and the exasperation of the people have been prodigiously increased since 1798. And if the English do not totally change their conduct it is certain that, whenever they are involved in war, either with France or any other power they shall find their bitterest foes and their most zealous and devoted allies in the people of Ireland at home and abroad. SABBATH MARKETS. Suppose the markets should be closed on the Sabbath, who would be harmed? If the vote of the keepers of the stalls was taken, they would be found in i's favor, for, [from year to year, they have no Sab bath. The keepers of drinking saloons would be in its favor, almost unanimously. Who, then, would be harmed ? The givers of fine dinners evidently fear a restriction on their feasts, but the givers of fine dinners, albeit they may forget the command which says "thy man-servant and maid servant shall rest as well as thou," can preserve their fine dinners in their ice-box from Saturday. There are in this city those whose conscientious scruples will not permit them to patronize markets on Sunday, and though they have to select from the refuse of the week on Saturday and from the Sabbath gleanings on Monday, and yet, so manage, having the will, to find the way for setting forth an elegant table on Sunday without preju dice to their servants or themselves. We even know a lady with a house full of boarders who managed to keep her Sab bath and yet give her boarders entire sat isfaction with her Sunday dinners. Give a man a good dinner and you can dine off him, but touch his stomach, even in anticipation, and bow he will howl. But ask the market men aud you will find that to a man they would vote for markets closed od Sunday, that they, too, might have one day of rest in seven. THE MISSISSIPPI RAILROAD INTEREST. We devote a portion of our space this morning to the interesting and instructive speech of Mr. Landon, member of the Mississippi Legislature from Vicksburg, upon the general railroad hill. The in terests of Louisiana are so closely allied to those of our sister State, in railroad as ftell as other matters, that whatever will benefit the one can not fail to have a cor responding influence on the other. And we are glad to see this evidence on the part of the people of the great common wealth to the east of us of turning tbeir at tention to this matter. Mississippi is very much in need of facilities for inland transportation. The few roads now in the State bear no proposition to the immense resources of her rich cotton lands which abound throughout its entire limits. The Vicksburg Times, from which we take Mr. Landon's speech, very properly comments upon the subject as follows: If we do not construct these means of communication speedily Memphis and New Orleans will do so, and while we are napping in fancied security they will obtain control of the commerce which nature designed should come here, but which superior in dustry and enterprise will enable them to completely master, unless we bend all our energies to the task of extending our pres ent lines of communication and the build ing ot new one6. Under the proposed gen eral railway act the delays and expense inci dent to procuring a charter wilt be doue away with, aud the field left open to healthy competition. to ON CARONDELET STREET. There is a popular belief that firing a cannon over the water, within which a drowned man lies, will bring his corpus to the surface. The shot fired Friday even ing, by Mr. Counsellor Hornor, brought up the sinking Slaughterhouse Company, and though the stock is not as bright as before the immersion, it looks as well as could be expected, and its friends say that sicker children have been reared to profit. The covp (Vetat cf the Slaughterhouse Company of Friday afternooa has suc ceeded to admiration. Sudden and bold it was just what the crisis demanded as far as the street was concerned. In this column we no not pretend to discuss the legal weight of the various measures taken by the combatants iu the great contest between the butchers and the Slaughter house Company. The effect of the move ments of the parties concerned upon the money value of the stock, is all we have to do with, and, in all conscience, it is enough, during the heated term to report results without probing too deeply for ultimate causes. If the parties who hold large amounts of Slaughterhouse stocks had desired to save them from the sudden depreciation forced by the recent ruliD of the United States Circuit Court, no more ingenious method could have been devised than the grand coup to which wo have just referred. The only thing sur prising about the matter is, that the Slaughterhouse people didn't take advantage of their information on Friday, and speculate on the coming rise; for that a rise was to come no one could doubt after understanding the terms of the new injunction. Perhaps the parties possessed of the requisite in formation were too tender-hearted to in veigle their friends by betting on a cer tainty, and perhaps they were not in posi tion, financially, to avail themselves of their advantages. More stock added to that in their hands might have been '-a sum of more to that which was too much." However, a good deal was done in Slaughterhouse, and we can report the following as yesterday's transactions: Early in the day, 100 shares at $25 75, and 100 at $26; later, three lot3 of 100 shares were sold at $27; two lots of same amount each at $27 50; 200 at S27 25, and two lots, of same amount each, at $28; 400 shares were sold Friday (not reported) at $25; buyers' option four days, fiat. Toward after noon the price weakened decidedly, and at night the stock was not very strong at $27. How the stock will stand Monday it is impossible to say under the present aspect of affairs. It offers as good an op portunity for "going it blind" as is often presented. In another column will be found a card from Mr. Bro'.t, president of the Ship Island Canal Company, which will well bear perusal. It sets forth in a clear and succint manner the objects of the com pany, and deserves careful attention. Mr. Brott does not set forth any statement of the means at his disposal to carryout the objects for which his company has been created, but there are very satisfactory rumors afloat on that head. Just now the stock is horribly down; 400 shares were sold yesterday at $1, two lots of 500 and one of 1500 at nineiy cents. The stock closed at ninety cents bid to $1 asked The holders of Valley Levee talk quite confidently about their prospects. Early yesterday, 50 shares were taken at $9 50, but the impression late in the day seemed to be that the stock was worth more than the price w'e have quoted. Two hundred shares of Loan and Fnnd were offered yesterday at $34. So admir ably has this institution been managed, and the standing of its managers is so high for business capacity and integrity, that with the extensive franchises of the asso ciation, it is difficult to understand why the stock should not go nearer to par ($50). We are satisfied that the offer quoted was honafide. p The week's work has been far from sat isfactory. A few parties have made very handsomely from the fluctuations in Slaughterhouse, but outside of gold and exchange, there has been little of legiti mate and profitable business upon the street. From day to day the brokers have given themselves up to frantic efforts to understand the various aspects of the Slaughterhouse cases, to the exclusion of almost everything else. If the street suc ceeds in mastering the numerous legal problems suggested by these suits, it will do more than a great many of our lawyers are able to accomplish. One thing is cer tain, a big pile of damages and costs is accumulating for somebody, and it may be a couple cf years before the unfortu nate victim is judicially designate^. extra inducements ruBcn&siig of out soody My stock being rather larger than necessary at this season of the year, I am anxious to reduce it To that end, I will off*r EXTRA INDUCEMENTS To purchasers during the remainder of this month My goods are all fresh and new, and well bought, and embrace complete lines of WHITE GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, and at all prices. In Swisses, Mulls, Checked, Striped and Plain Nainsook, I am particularly well supplied, and will offer rare bargains. Also, in Irish Linen, of ordinary as well as very superior qualities, have I an abundance, and will sell very cheap. In Hosiery I am well lortitied, and can stand a protracted siege. Nor can I be easily routed from my strong position on L inen Cambrics, H. S. and T. 3. Handkerchiefs, Corsets, Patent Valencinnes Laces, Embroideries. Infant's Robes and Waists, etc. For travelli ng Dress Goods, I offer, perhaps, the finest stock of black and colored Alapacas in the city. Black Alapaca aleays having been a speciality with me, I am well sustained by my present stock. Shirt Bosoms for the millions, from fifteen cents, in pure linen, up to oue dollar each. And my reserve corps of pure Linen Lawns have never been beat or equalled by any in the field. Comprising as it does, an array of 12,000 yards in innumerable styles and colors, very fine and sheer, at thirty-five cents Also a large stock of those new style brown and buff Linen Lawns. For further particulars call on S. G. KREEGER, 5)5 and 597 Magazine street, corner St- Andrew. jeS ltzdp a a to as as as the to no DR. HUNTER CONSUMPTION. In this terrible disease, which should, from very nature, and the mystery that has been lowed to accumulate around it, invite tne closest scrutiny aud care of the physician, a course of treat ment has been pursued by medical men, as we con ceive, at total variance with the dictates of reason experience, and the best established principles the heaiing art, and for a disease having its locale in the lungs, medicines have been prescribed such a manner that they expend their action almost wholly on ihe stomach and general system, without in any other, than a very secondary and subordinate degree,influencing the destructive changes going within the lunge. There are no established principles of treatment. Physicians of equal reputation and equa 1 experience recommend, at one and the same period of the disease, medicines of the most opposite qualities; and each persists in a daily routine, the iDjudicious ness of which is condemned by a thousand deaths, and unsupported by a single cure. If universal failure will prove the falsity of any remedial means, ihen, indeed, the falsity ol' the treatment of consumption by remedies administered through the stomacn, has been as clearly and iucon troveriibly demonstrated as any error possibly can be. The most learned and experienced physicians, while admitting the curability of consumption, have accomplished no more than a temporary palliation The ignorant and inexperienced, while they side with the erroneous popular conclusion that the dis ease is incurable, yet tender their advice and assist ance to patients: Why ? let it be a-ked. Ihe mo tive is two-fold. Disregarding all considerations humanity, they dMire the profits of attendance, and at the same time to bury in the graves of their pa tients all reflections on thoir own want of skill. They pursue the heedless and disreputable course of de ceiving their patients to the very brink of the grave, to which tbeir own injudicious ministrations are hurrying them: designating as a "mere cold ' or "slight attackot bronchitis,'' symptoms which, not wholly ignorant of, they must kDow, can oniy springfrom the inception of a disease which, despite any means they are employing must soon hurry their patients to an untimely grave. They cling to their patients umil the latter, under the influence of ihe "hope deferred that tnaketh the heart sick," verge toward entire despondency. When the advce to ' visit the country," to "tase a sea voyage," or to "go to a waim climate for a season," is the stereotyped soother of all complaints that may have escaped their lips. ' You will be better in the ensu ng spring" is also a prepared comfort of these kind hearted physicians But, alas: for those whom they delude thus far. The "country" referred to is that which lies beyond the grave; and the "spring" the season that eometh not until "Life's fitful fever is over. The view that consumption is essentially incurable has certainly been well sustained by its universal fatality under the treatment usually employed ; and r ; must confess that had I no resources save "ccd iveroil," "counter irritation," "cough mixtures, and "change of climate," and if tho same principles were to govern my treatment that have hitherto directed to such disastrous results, I, too, should have little hope. But I hcve other resources than these, and other principles more consonant with nature, n-der the mflnerce of which fresh 011 is poured into the waning lamp of life, and hope re vived again in the drooping heart. In abandoning the old beaten path, neither the itient nor physician gives up anything, except it d the certainty of a fatal issue for a chance of escaping from it. Some time ago I recollected open ing the work of a celebrated writer on pulmooarv disease, to see what treatment he recommended, and lound it summed up in the following words: "Allay local irritation by opium, diarrhoea by astringents, and night sweats by mineral acids; and finally, solace the close ot life by attending to the immediate comforts of the patient 1" The close of liteis, indeed, a very natural termina tion of such a course, and the only one whicn any bod? could reasonably epect to result. The treatment rf consumption by medicated ._ halation, is no longer a new idea, aud that it will cure where all other means have failed is an estab lished fact It is not, however to be expected in a disease of such inveterate character, seen for the first time iu the second stage, and often only in the third stage, that recovery will always be rapid, or that discour agements may not sometimes occur. This is the case with all chronic diseases. Manv recover from a state of great feebleness aud emaciation, very rap idly, otoers more slowly, and tome only after tbe treatment hss been a considerable time persevered in. The age of miracles has passed—in our day we are compelled to work by means, and those means can only prove successful when properly and perse veringly employed, but I do claim that when the disease is taken in its early stage, a successful issue can almost invariably be expected from the inhala tion treatment. 1 can not too highly condemn tbe foolhardy prac tice of many of those who are now sufferers from diseases of the lungs—who. seeing their friends under this treatment, sit down, doing nothing for themselves, to await tbe result, aud often even then ill not stir until they have waited to be sure that tbe cure is permanent. Suicidal madness 1 Do they not realize that each day but adds to their disease, and renders cure more difficult. Do they rot know that an affection which is to-day curable may, in a few weekB, pass beyond tbe reach of all medicine, and carry them to their graves, when they might, had they but exerted themselves, enjoyed the biess of life and health lor years to come, ere the expenses attendant upon tbe treatment large, or were the means employed irksome, or did tbey interfere with the patient' s business, there might be some slight excuse in many of these cases for this delay and dalliance, but where none of these obstacles ar.se the Datient can have none save him self to blame if be finds that day by day he sinks nn til at last he passes beyond the reach of all human aid ! Having proved that consumption has been again and again cured, and by evidence of the most posi tive and indubitable character established the fre quent o.-cunence of such recoveries, I feel that this vexed matter should be considered as placed forever at rest. It may be excusable for those who have not had much experience in the chamber of sick ness, and even for creditable old matrons who have spent tbeir lives in nursing tbe sick, and yet, throughout that long period, have not known one case of recovery, though they have administered the potions prescribed by a score ot learned doctors, it may be excusable, I say, for them to deny tbe cu rability of consumption: but for physicians to do so is without palliation. If they believe it to be incur ah e, then are tbey ignorant, and for ignorance such as this, where life is at stake, the largest char ity has no excuse to offer, If they, on the other hard. believe it curable, and yet deny such to be the case, because they know not the means, then are tbey false to their professional brethren whose treatment has been attended with more success—false to the pro fession to which they belorg—.because they deny what it has proved)—and false to their patients whom they deceive until the disease has reached a stage when deception is no longer possible, and then proclaim its hopeless character, weakening the last hold of their Datients on life, and depressing the mind to utter despair. If you are invalid, there is a safe rule to guide you in your judgment, and one to which the physican has no right to object. It is this—you have diseased lungs, and to attain recovery, are about to seek medi cal advice. Among tbe physicians of your acquain tance there may be some who do not believe con sumption can bs cured. Flee from suet as you would from certain destruction, from the embodiment of all evil. Had one patient, by their administrations, been rescued from the grave, this unbelief would vanish, and the physician who, during his practice has not saved one. is an unsafe pilot through the storm on the troubled sea over which the consump tive must pass. On the other hand, those who admit the curability of consumption should be able to point to their success—should be able to refer to those whom they nave been instrumental in rescuing from tbo grave after unequivocal symp toms of this terrible maiacy bad proclaimed them selves. K. B. HUNTER, M. D., „ _ , T . No. 165 Canal street. New Orleans, June 4.1870. Note.—D r. Hunter devotes 1ns entire attention to the treatment of diseases of the throa>. lungs and heart, aud can be consulted at his office, No. 165 Canal sireet, daily, from nine to four (Sundays nine to twelve)._'_ )e5 it M. FEHRENBACH, IlfPOBTEB OF PLEYEL. ERARD AND BORD PIANOS, SB Baroue Street, Has received, by lata arrivals, a freshen; tha above Pianos; also, American Square llanos, for sale at low prices. Pianos taken in exchange. Repairing and Tuning done at the shortest notice. U. FEHRENBACH, mhIS2m Mp 58 Baronne street. at it and will very will a the the in its al of in ! THE SHIP ISLAND CANAL COMPANY TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS. As very great misapprehensions exist in the community in regard to the intentions of the New Orleans and Ship Island Canal Company, and with reference to the act. approved March 16. 1870, rels. live to the draining of swamp lands contiguous to the city, and concerning the aid granted to complet e the Canal, I have deemed it proper to make the following statement: The charter under which we are organized waB granted October 4,1868. It authorized the construc tion of a ship canal, commencing at a lock on the Miss seippi river, above CarrolltOD, running thence to tbe Rigolets and Ship Island. The object of this enterprise is, first, to deepen Bayou St. John and the middle ground at each end of tne Bigolets, so as'to admit vessels of all classes engaged in the Gnlf coast and West India trade; and eventually, through government aid, to enlarge the same to admit the passage of vessels of the largest draft; the navigation to be free of toll, where the im provemente are made through the public waters For nearly forty years efforts have been made to lessen the bars and increase the depth of tbe channel at the mouth of the river, and after expending mil lions of money, we find the channel with less water than at the date of commencement of this endeavor say about the year 1832. During this period of about forty years, there has been a loss to commerce, by the detention of vessels and cargoes at the mouth of the river, according to an estimate made by the Chamber of Commerce, of one thousand dollars a day, which amounts to the enormous sum of fifteen million dollars 1 This is not an exaggeration. The Governor, in 1667, in his mes sage to the Legislature, states that twenty-one ves sels were then detained at the bar, with sixty-seven thousand bales of cotton. The New Orleans Times estimated the loss by the : e detentions alone at four hundred and fifty thousand dollars. The Chamber of Commerce has reported that last year thedeeu. tion and loss were much greater during a sing'e month. General Humphreys, Chief of Topographi cal Engineers, United States Army, in his official re port, states "that the annual deposit of earth car ried to the sea by the Mississippi River is 750,(00,UO cubic feet, cr a mass equal to a superficial extent of one mile square, twenty-seven feet thick which statement gives some idea of the magnitude of the work to be performed annually to keep open a channel through the passes. We find also other difficulties, which the deepening of the passes will not obviate, and which must be overcome, to enable New Orleans to compete with other large seaport towns. The city now must be approached by the Mississippi River one hundred and twenty miles from its mouth. This long distance for towing against a strong current, in a tortuous channel, makes this port one of the most expensive in the world. In the January number o 1 De Bow's Review for 1869, we fiad on this subject the following calculations (omitting the items of charges, as they are the same in each case) : "We will take, for the sake of compari'on.the three porta. (Boston, New York and New Orleans', estimating the charges ou a ship of one thousand tons, drawing fif. teen feet of water. At New Yerk the charges are................ $775 00 At Boston the charges are.................... 569 50 At New Orleans the charges are............. 2.285 60 Thus it is seen that the charges in New Orleans are three time* greater than in New York, and four times greater than in Boston, which, upon the' ocean tonnage cf New Orleans would amount to several millions annually. Ia the April num ber of the Review we find a communication from a committee cf the Chamber of Commerce, suggesting subjects for legislation, which states, under the head of tow*age: ''This obstacle is repre sented by a charge upon sail vessels equal to one and three-fourths dollars per ton, or an aggregate of about $1800 upon a sail vessel of 1000 tons entering and departing from tbe mouth 0 / the Misxissippi river." The Lets above stated led us to consider if an other route to the sea might not be opened to commerce, which would obviate the many obstacles, and the euoxmous burdens which have hampered the commerce of this city, till it has become an ob ject to ship a large portion of products by rail to New York from Vicksburg, Memphis and other points, formerly tributary to New Orleans. It now costs to ship a bale of cotton from New York to Liv erpool, $1 56, in gold; to ship a hogshead of tobacco $410 to $4 80. From New Orleans to the same port, coat $5 per bale, gold, for cotton, and $9 60 per negs head for tobacco. This is an immense disadvantage to our pert. In competing for any branch of the Western trade, and must tend, sooner cr later, to draw away cotton. Tne harbor of Ship Island is distant from this city about seventy miles, from which an arm of the sea extends te and along the border of ourcorpo. rate limits, so that on one side of the city we have a river front and on the other a lake front. The channel from the mouth ot the Bayou St. John to Ship Island, for three fourths of the distance, averages oigh een to twenty feet in depth, and for the ether fourth it varies from seven to twelve feet ith a mud and blue clay bottom. The channel on this route is on the direct line of the tidal currents. (See United States coast survey maps.) The entire practicability of deepsning the channel through the middle ground east and west of the Rigolets is set forth in a communication to the Governor by Messrs. Bailey, Beauregard, Bragg and eight other civil engineers, and also in another communication to the Governor, referred to in his veto message of March 2. The deepening of this channel for commerce was recommended by the justly celebrated Civil Engineers, Messrs. McCul loh, Sulakowski, Bell, General Jeff Thom pson and twelve others of like ability, embracing nearly all the engineering talent of the State, Governor Humphreys, after examining the snb ject, stated that there existed no difficulty as an en*. gineeriDg question, to making and keeping open a channel for large ships, from this city to Ship Island He declared that what was considered difficult to be accomplished twenty years ago, is made easy and certain now, by tne nse of improved machinery He cited the canal in Lake St. Clair as proof; it be! ing a submarine canal, excavated in the middle of the lake, and as having been in use (at the time of this statement, two years ago) for upward of twelve years without further dredging. We claim that the route to Ship Island possesses the following advan tages over the river route: First—It will reduce the distance to the Gulf over the river route, one half. Second—It will increase the wharfage of the city to any extent desired, and be more convenient than river wharfage and much less expensive. Third It will reduce the charge cf tow age to and from the Gulf yt least one dollar per ton, amounting to more than a million a year. Fourth—It will enhance the value of real estate in tbe swamp district many millions of dol lars. (See State Documents 1567, Engineer's report.) The route of this canal, according to the amended act of March 16, 1870, starts from the Parapet, thence running between the Metairie Ridge and the river to Bayou St John, thence to Lake Pont chartrain. through the lake and Rigolets to Ship Island. The money derived from the drainage fund is first to be deposited with the State Treasurer as fast as collected, to insure which collection a bond, approved by the Governor, was executed by the Company, as required by law, in the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars. The funds so deposited aro only to be drawn out upon the warrant of the State Auditor when vouchers are produced that the amount has been expended as required by the act, which provides, first: That the company shall construct a protection levee, enclosing the cities of Carroll ton, Jefferson and New Orletns; said levee to be two feet above high water mark, anl te be con structed on a line recommonded by special board of engineers, appointed by the city o New Orleans, December 3, 1863: "To mature an.' recommend some general and harmonious plan for the present and future drainage of the c.ty of New Orleans." Tne company would necessarily have to dig a canal along this levee. They are required to excavate other drainage canals; to constrnct power ful drainage machines, and to operate the same, etc. Ihe aid granted the company to deepen the middle grounds in the lake and sound is confined to State lands, and is distinct from the drainage assessment which, under the law, is to be applied exclusively to the protection and drainage of this district, created by the law of 1870, and which includes the three former districts. We claim that the plan prescribed by the law of 1870, placing the drainage of the swamp lands under tfce control of the company, in connection with the State Auditor and State Treasurer, much more judicious land safe than the system created by the law of 1859, where, instead of one, there were three districts, with five commissioners for each. Each district had to have officers, clerks, engineers, collectors, etc., and, worse than all, no responsibility was provided for anywhere; no one had any super visory power, and there were no safeguards. In consequence ol which, according to the report of the special committee of the Legislature, during September of 1868, large sums of money have been embezzled, and money takea as salaries where ex pressly prohibited by law. (It is but just to state that these charges do not apply to the gentle men now claiming to be Commissioners). It was naturally considered by the Legislatnre a very de fective system. We claim that we have been un justly assailed, onr motives misrepresented, the law mis- stated, and that we have been untruthfully charged with attempting to pnt millions of money in oar own pockets, at the public expense. The fallacy and injustice 'of all theae assaults will he of the on in San thia Mo. hie ed 'Of The Also thslr apparent to any person who will take the trouble to read the law. The cry of "atop thief" sometimes operates very well as a diversion, bnt must eventu ally recoil on the parties at fault. We shall trust to a more fall vindication offour designs when aetive operations shall prove our sin. cerity end correctness. We met onr adversaries end contested oaf legal rights with the Nestor of the Bar, and a half dozen learned associates, ia the Fifth, Seventh and Eighth District Courts, snd in sll the suits judgments have been rendered affirm ing our rights and the constitutionality of the law, so far as the points at issue were involved. Bnt eg we have to contend with parties who sen appropri ate and divert money collected lor drainage to keep themselves perpetually iu-office, they cab well afford the expensive amusement of appealing from the decisions of the conrts, and we must await end "beer the whips and scorns of time, the oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, the insolence of office, tbe law's delay," etc, GEO. F. BROTT, President of New Orleans and Ship Island Cana Company, _ A CARD. New Obleanb. Louisiana, ) May 12,187a f John Davidson, Esq., President Mutual Aid and Benevolent Life Insuranco Association of I«u isiana: Deab Sib— Hereby I acknowledge in behalf of Mrs. LENA SCHAEFFER to have received en the twelfth day of May, 1870, the sum of Twenty-Four Hundred and Thirty-Five Ddllars, being the amount due on Life Policy upon the life of my deceased hatband, Lawrence Schaeffer, who died in this city on the dixteenth day of March, 1670. Accept my thanks for prompt payment. Very respectfully, J. H. KELLER, je5 1112 2dp Offioe—110 Gravier street. A CARD. New Oblxans, Louisiana, ) June 2, If70. ( John Davidson, Esq , President Mntnal Aid and Benevolent Life Insurance Association ol Louisiana: Deab Sib— I hereby acknowledge to have re ceived from the Treasurer of the Mntnal Aid and Benevolent Life Insurance Association of Louisiana the sum of twenty-six hundred and seventy-one dollars, being the amount due on Life Policy No. 778, issued to my deceased hus band Ensebius Franz, who died in this city April 27, 1870. Accept my thank* for your prompt payment. Very Respectfully, MARGARET FRANZ, j(r5 1112 2dp No. 226 Poydras sireet. A CARD. New Obleanb. .Louisiana, > Jane 4, 1870. ( John Davidson, Esq, President Mutual Aid and Benevolent Life Insurance Association of Louisi ana: Deab Sib— I hereby acknowledge to have received the sum of twenty-seven hundred and fifty four dollars, being the amount dne on Life Policy No. 458 upon the life of m- deceased husband, Jabob Klein, who died in this city on the thirteenth of May, 1870. Tbe great benefits offered by yonr asso ciation certainly merits tbe attention of all who have not become members. Yours respectfully, CATHERINE KLEIN, jef 1112 2p Corner Camp and Melpomene streets A CARD. New Obleanb, Louisiana, > M ay 21, ie70. f Mr. John Davidson, President Mutual Aid and Be nevolent Life Insurance Association of Louisiana Deab Sib— Allow me, in behalf of my sister, Mrs. Carrie M. Broas, wife of Smith Broas, deceased, to acknowledge the receipt on this, the twenty-first day of May. 1870, the sum of twenty-six hundred and fif teen dollars, being amount due on Life Policy No* 2410, upon the life of Smith Broas, who died in this city April 15, 1870- The prompt psyment made by the association commends it to the public! Tho small amount expended to secure the bensftt de rived, should open to tbe minds of all the great nse! fulness and protection offered. It is hoped that your good work may rapidly grow in favor, and con. tinue to extend its sphere of benevolence. Very respectfully. S. B. CLARK, je5 11 12 2dp 369 St. Andrew street. A CARD. New Orleans, May 28, 1870. Hod. A. B. Bacon, President of the Workingmen's Mutual Life Insurance Society of Louisiana: Sib—I desire to return to you my thanks for th9 payment to me of four hundred and forty-nine dol lars, the amount due upon the policy of Insurance held by my late husband, in your society, immedi ately upon the presentation to you of my claim for the same. MRS. ELIZA MURRAY. my29 je5* my29 je5* CALCASIEU SULPHUR AND MISIS6 COMPANY OF LOrillAKA. Books of Subscription for*the remainder of the Shares of the Capital Stock of this Company have been opened, in accordance with resolntions of the Board of Cirectors, at the office of the Treasurer, No. 18 Carondelet street. The terms of subscription are five per centum, cash, at the time of subscribing; five per centum payable on tbe thirtieth day of July, 1870, and thereafter in installments as called for by the Board of Directors, but not oftener than once in thirty days, and not more tjian ten doJars per ehare shall be called for at ooe time, in accordance with article fourth of the Charter. ALEX. BONNEVAL, je515t Treasurer. to a QUARANTINE. PBOCLAMATIOY BY EBKOB. THE GOT State of Louisiana, ) Executive Department. > New Orleans, May 23, 1871» Whebeas, An act of the Legislature, approved March 15, 1655, entitled "An act to establish quaran tine for the protection of the State," provides that) the Governor of the State shall issne his proclama tion, upon the advice of the Board of Health, de claring any place where there shall be reason to believe a pestilent, contagious or infectious disease exists, to be an infected place, and stating the nnm ber of days of quarantine to be pei formed by the vessels, their passengers, officers and crews, coming from such place or places. Now, therefore, in pursuance of the provision of the act aforesaid, I issue this, my proclamation, and declare the places hereafterinamed to be infected places, and that all vessels, together with officers, crews and passengers, and cargoes, arriving fromy such places, or having touched or stopped at any or them, shall te subject to a quarantine of not less than ten days, or for a longer period, as may be con sidered necessary by the Board of Health, io take effect from and after the FIFTH DAY OF JUNE, 1870. Any violation of the quarantine laws, us here proclaimed, will be severely punished. The places which are hereby declared infected as aforesaid are tbe following, to wit: Havana, Ma tanzas, Trinidad, Cardenas, St. Jago, ail on the Island of Cuba; Port Royal and Mintego bay, on the Island of Jamaica: Jacmel and Port-au-Prince on the Island of fit. Domingo; the Islands of St, Thomas, Martinique and Gnadaioupe; Campeachy. in Yucatan; Belize, in Honduras; Vera Oruz, Alvar ado, Tampico, Matamoraa and Tuspan, in Mexico; San Juan, in Nicaragua; Chagres, Aspinwall and Porto Bello, in Central America; Maracaibo, in Venezuela; Laguayra, Island of Trinidad, Rio de Janeiro, Para and Cayenne, in South America and Nassau, New Providence. Given under my hand and the seal of the State, thia thirty-third day of May, 1870, and of the* independence of the United States the ninety fourth. H. C. WARMOTH, ,___' „ Governor of Louisiana. Geo. E. Bovee, __Secretary of State. my35 McKenna's soda saloons. Mo. 09 Camp Street, Opposite Conner elal Place, and Mo. 0(0 Magazine Street, near Jackson Street. Mr. B. McKENNA has tha pleasure to inform hie patrons of the Fourth District that he hasopen ed a Saloon on Magazine street, near Jaokson street, 'Of 'be saJe of SODA. MEAD and IOK CREAM. The Saloon on Gamp street will bo conducted aa Heretofore. In both establishments PASTRY of tho ohoiooot material wiil always be supplied. Also ICE CREAMS, etc. Parties desirous of ob taining attentions in hia line of business, can laava thslr orders at sither of tha establishments. „B. McKENNA, ■JJ 7 Bn Proprietor.