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t/\T/ *• •4, • ,-• • — Tf ; : ' NEW ORLEANS REPUBLICAN. •'''-te >• ■ *** " ' ' T : ' ' ..,'5 SINGLE COPIES: TEN CENTS. ---;----*- * OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. TERMS: $16 00 PER ANNUM. VOLUME IV—NO. 127. NEW ORLEANS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1870. WHOLE NUMBER 1069. AMUSEMENTS. j^UDKHT OF MtSIC. PrWay Evening, September 9, IS!0. BBKEFIT or BILLY EIIBKBOK. ^MytMY OF MUSIC. r, September 3, IrSCO. BVBRT MIGHT AMD SATURDAY MATlNhE. EMERSON'S II1MOTH MINSTREL TROSPK t — AND— BRASS BAUD, Reorganized and increas'd in number* and laS t, presenting it tx-rsis of BTHIOPIAN DELINEATIONS, By tbe most prominent Minstrel Stare of Me country Boors open ut seven o'clock. Performance to mwwtHM.' at eight. Box Office open from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M. s«3 FOR SALE. F ir sale.—one half or the wiiolk of a tract of 1700 acres heavily timbered laud, .within ten miles of New Orleans, together with 1900 cross-ties, 25,000 feet rvpre-t,* lumber, mules, boats, stores, etc The mill is in good running order, and profitably employed. One lip It must be solii, the owner being obliged to leave the Stale. Apply to SUEI.BY SEYMOUR, an27 No. 44 ('ftrondclet street. F OR hale-about 10,000 ACRES op the beat sugar lauds, l.tuated in the parishes ot Lafourche, St. Joint's ami Assumption, between the Mississippi river and Baron Lafourche, near Col lege Point and Thiboduux, three duties from Mur S o's Hew Orleans and Texas Railroad, and about e same distauee from the Chattanooga Railroad. The owner being anxious to dispose of these lauds would sell the whole or only a portion at an ex tremely low figure. For further particular* apply to H. M. ROBINSON, Real Rebate Agent, 21 aud 24 Commercial Place. MM ___ THOR HALE. —A PLEASANT AND VALl'A JU ble property in Lewisburg, two hours run from New Orleans; cottage house, out-houses, wharf and bath-house and spacious 'grounds. WiU be sold very cheap. For price anil terms apply to George H. Penn, K*q. t Attorney-at-Law, No. 33 Exchange Place, room No. 13 second floor, or to Captain to H. M. ________i S. Kirk, Mandeville. Louisiana, or to H. M. ________i S. Kirk, Mandeville. Louisiana, or Robinson, Real Estate Agent, No. 24 Commercial Plao» _"_ jvl6 tf TNOR HALE—A NEAT FRAME COTTAGE AND M. three large lots, with stable and outbuildings, in the Sixth District, two Benares from St. Charles avenue, river side. House built by present owner, of best material, by the day. Large garden stocked with great variety of fruit trees. Will be sold at a bargain and on reasonable terms, on account 0 f im mediate departure. Enquire at this office, or of Captain W. G. 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THE Apply no ee76t W ANTED.— 1000 GREEN SALTED ALLIGATOR , skins. well taken off the annual, without hldt-i The highest prices paid bv THOMAS SCHORR. ■091m fil Customhouse sticiN WANTED.—FORTY ABLE-BODIED MEN, to vv take off a sugar crop on a plantation nine mile, from the city. None need apple unless competent to work on a sugar estate. Address 16 and 18 8t. Louis street. STOLEN. S TOLEN—FROM THE RESIDENCE OK THE undersigned, during the year 1868, the following certificates: 1. A CERTIFICATE of thirty shares of the Bank •f Hew Orleans, to the name of 1*. L. BernanL 2. A CERTIFICATE of twelve shares of the Bank •f Hew Orleans, to the name of P. L. Bernard. Application has been mode for new certificates. P. L. BERNARD, Corner SL Louis and Rampart streets *p7 2tom 6m _____ OAReTaND^KOOMS.— PARTIES DESIRING to do so, may secure pleasant rooms and satis actory board for the approaching season or for a abort period, in that elegant residence No. 212 Ca sondelet street, immediately above. 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DIBBLE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 23 Natchez Street (Mergao's Building), IBM ORLEANS. ool ly THE BATTI.ES OF SEDAN. Fall Details Reported. [5>pe*.iaJ Dispatch to the New York Tribune.] IlEADQUAKTBRS OP THE KlNG OP PRUSSIA, Vendresse, eight miles from Sedan, depart ment of Ardennes, Franco, Thursday night, September 1—Alter their defeats on the thirtieth and thirty-first, the F r«nch rc treated en masse on Sedan, and encamped around it. From what 1 learned of the French prisoners, of whom, as you may imagine, there was no lack in our quarters, it seems that they fully believe the road to Mezieres will always he open to them, and therefore in case of another defeat before Sedan their retreat would be easily accom plished. On the eve of Wednesday, from five to eight o'clock. I was at the Crown Prince's quarters, at Chemery, a village some thir teen miles from Sedan to the situth south west on the main rottd. At half-past five we saw that there w;ts a great movement among the troops encamped all around us, and we thought at first that the King was rilling through the bivouacs; but soon the Thirty-seventh regiment came pouring through the village, their band playing "Dio Wucht am Rhein," as they marched along with swinging stride. I saw at once by the men's fares that something extraordinary was going on. It was soon plain that the troops were in the lightest possible marching order. All their knapsacks wore left behind, and they were currying nothing but cloaks slung around their shoulders, except one or two hon tiraiits, who hail retained their camp ket tles. But if camp kettles were left behind, the cartouche eases w+re there, hanging heavily in front of the men's belts, unbal anced as they ought to bo by the knap sacks. Soon I learned that :t whole Prussian corps, those lent from the Prince Frederick Charles' army and the Crown Prince's, were making a forced march to the left, in the direction of Cltichery and Mezieres, iu order to shut iu McMahon's army on the west, and so drive them against the Belgian frontier. 1 learned from the officers of tho Crown Prince's start' that at the same time while we were watching, regiment al ter regi ment passed through Chemery, the Saxuus and the guards, 80,1)000 strong. The Prussian right, under Prince Albert of Saxony, is marching rapidly to close on the doomed French army on the right bank of the Meuse, which they lint] crossed at Romilly ou Tuesday, the thirteenth, iu the direction of La Cliapelle, a small village, of nine hundred and thirty inhabitants, on the road from Sedan to Bouillon, in Belgium, and the last village before crossing the frontier. Anything more splendid than the men's marching would be impossible. Imagine! 1 saw men lame in both feet, hobbling along iu the ranks, kind comrades less foot-sore carrying their needle-gnus. Those who were actually incapable of putting one foot before the other had pressed peasants' wagons and every available conveyance into service, and were following in the rear, so as to be ready for the great battle, which all felt sure would come dll' on the morrow. The Bavarians, who, it is generally be lieved, do not march se well ns they tight, were in the centre, between us at Cliciuery and Sedan, encamped around the woods at La Martel, famous for tho great battle in 1041. during the wars of tin* League. When I had seen the last of the right through, for the pace at which they went can not really be called marching in any 9>rdinary sense, I rode ofl about a quarter past eight iu the evening for Vendresse, where the king's headquarters were, and where I hoped to find house room lor man and beast, especially the latter, as being far the most important on the eve of bat tle. Whin I got within about half a mile from Vendresse, moving at a steady trot, I brought my horse to a stand still, know ing that the Prussian sentries are not to lie trifled with. As 1 pulled up, twenty yards oil. 1 heard the clicks of their lin ks as they brought their weapons to full cock and covered me. Mv reply being satisfactory, I jogged on into \ endresse, anil my marc and .niyself had soon forgotten sentinels, forced marches and (otning battle—one of us ou the straw, the other on the floor. At seven Thursday morning my servant came to wake m •, saying that the king's horses were harnessing, and his majesty would leave in half an hour for the battle field, and a cannonade had already been heard near Sedan. I jumped up anil seized a crust of bread, wine, cigars, etc., anil crammed them into jiv holsters, taking my breakfast on the way. Just as I got to my horse. King William drove out in an open carriage with four bourses, for Chevange, about three and one-lialf miles south of Sedan. Much against my will, I was compelled to allow the king's stall' to take precedence on the road to the scene of action, where I arrived myself soon after uiuo o'clock. It was im possible to ride fast, all the roads being blocked with artillery, ammunition wagons, ambulances, etc. . As I rode, on to tho crest of the hill, which rises sharply about seven hundred feet above the little ha-ilct of Chevange, nestled in the grove below, a most glorious panora ma burst on my view. As General Forsyth, of the United States army, ramarked to me later in the day, it would have, been worth coining merely to see so splendid a scene without tlie battle's magnificently stern array. In the lovely valley below us, from the knoll on which I stood with the king and his start, we could see not only the whole valley of the Meuse, but also heyoml great woods, the Bois-de-Loup and Fran cheviie, into Belgium, and as far as the hilly forests of Muno on the other side of the frontier. Bight at our feet lav the little town of Sedan, fatuous for its fortifications by Van ban. as the birthplace of Turr-nne, the great marshal, known also as the place where Sedan chairs originated. As we were only about two and a quarter miles from tho town, we could easily distinguish its principal edifices without the aid of a field glass. On the left was a pretty church, its gothic spire of sandstone offering a con spicuous target for the Prussian <oius had General Moltke thought fit to bombard tho town. To the right on the southeast of the church were large barracks, with tho forti fications i f the citadel behind them. And beyond this to the southeast again was the old chateau of Sedan with picturesque round towers of the sixteenth century, very useless even against four pound Krupp pieces. This building, I believe, is now an arsenal. Beyond this was the citadel, the heart of Sedan, on a rising hill above tho Meuse to the southeast, hut completely com manded by the hills on both sides of the river which runs in front of the citadel. Tho Freneli hail flooded the low meadows in the valley before coining to the railroad bridge at Bazoilles, in order to stop the Ger man" from advancing on the town in that direction. With their usual stupidity (for one can find no other word for it),the French had foiled to mine the, bridge at Bazeilles, and it was of immense service to the Prus sians throughout the battle. The Prussians actually threw up earthworks on the iron bridge itself to protect it from the French, who, more than once, attempted early in the dav to storm the bridge in the hope of breaking the Bavarian communication be tween the right and left banks ol the Meuse. This they were unable to do; and, although their cannon shot had almost demolished the parapet, the bridge itself was never materially damaged. Ou the projecting spurs of the hills crowned by the woods Lamarfee, of which I have already spoken, the Bavarians had already posted two batteries of six pounder rifled breech loading steel Krupp guns, which kept up duels to the very end of the day with the siege guns of Sedan. Across the Meuse, still further to the right flank, or rather to the east, l'or our lino was circu lar or crescent at first, with Sedan in the centre, like the etar on a Turkish standard, and was on an undulating plain above the Tillage of Bazeilles, terminating about a mile and a half from Sedan, at the woods near Rubecourt. Midway, that is to sav, in the most frightful slaughter of*the whole battle. This stream (whose name I have forgotten, if it ever had one), runs right lie hind the, town of Sedan, from the woods of Fleigreuse on the north. Behind the town rises a hill dotted with cottages and fruit-laden orchards, covered by the wood of Largarene, which runs down to the valley of which 1 have just spoken. Between this wood and the town were sev eral French camps, their w hite shelter tents standing out clear along the dark fruit trees. In these camps one could sec through out the day huge masses of troops which were never used; even during the height of the battle they stood as idle as Fitz John Porter at the second battle of Bull Bun. We imagined that they must have been urg disciplined gardes mobiles, whom the French generals dared not bring out against the enemy. " To tho Prussian li lt of these French camps, separated from them by a wooded ravine, was a long, bare hill, something like one of the hills on Long Island. This hill, on which was some of the hardest lighting of tlie day, formed one of the keys ol the position of the French army. When once its crests were covered with Prussian artillery, tjie wltoie town of Sedan was com pletely at the mercy of the German guns, as they were not only above the town, but the town was almost within musket range of tLem. Still further to the left was the village of Illy, set on fire early in the day by the French shells. South of this was a broken railway bridge, blown up by the, French to protect their right, which w as a conspicuous object. Bight above the railroad bridge.on the line to Mezieres. was a wooded hill, crowned by the new and most hideous "chateau," as he calls it, of one Monsieur Pave. It was here that the Crown Prince and his start stood during the day, having a rather more extensive but less central view; and therefore less desirable than ours, where stood the King, Count Bismarck, You Boon, the war minister. General Moltke, and Generals Sheridan and Forsyth, to say nothing of your correspondent. Having thus endeavored to give some faint idea of Wte scene of what is in all probability tho decisive battle of the war, I w ill next give an account of the position of the different corps at the commencement of the action, premising that all the move ments were of the simplest possible nature, the object ol' the Prussian generals being merely to eloso up the crescent of troops which thev began into a circle by effecting ajunctionActweeu the Saxon corps on their right antUthe Prussian corps on the left. This junction took place about noon near the little village of Dely, on the Bazeilles ravine behind Sedan, of which I have al ready spoken of. Once their terrible eiri le formed, and well soldered together, it grew steadily smaller and smaller, until at last the fortress of Sedan itself was entered On the extreme right were the Saxons, one j corps d'urmce, with King William's guard, aUo a corps d'armeo iu reserve Behind them. The guards had.suliered terribly aUGravel lotte, where they met the imperial gHard; and the king •would not allow them to be again so cruelly decimated. Justice com pels tne to state that the arrangement was very far indeed from being pleasing to the guards themselves, who are ever anxious to be in tlie forefront of battle. Tim guards and Saxons, then, about 15,000 strong, were all day on tlie right bank of the Meuse, be tween Rubecourt and La. ( hapi lie, at which latter village, Prime Albert of Saxony, who was iu command of two corps, which have been formed into a little extra army by themselves, passed the night of Thurs day. The ground from Rnbeco'.'.rt to the Meuse was occupied by the first Bavarian corps. The second Bavarian corps extended their front from near the Bazeilles railroad bridge to a point on the high road from Donehery to Sedan, not far from the little village of Torcy, below the hill ou which the Grown Prince was placed. The ground from Torcy to Illy through the village of Floiny was held by the tir.-t corps and the third Prussian eorpij belong ing to Prince Frederick Charles and tem porarily attached to the army of the Crow n Prince.' This was the position of tin troops about nine o'clock on Thursday morning, Septem ber 1. And no great advance took place until later than that; for the artillery had at first all the work to do. Still further to the left, near Donehery, were 20,#00 Wurtembergers ready to east off the. French from Mezieres in ease ol their making a push for that fortress. The. number of the Prussian troops en gaged was estimated by General Moltke at 240,000, and that of the French 120,000. We know that McMahon had with him on Tuesday 120,000 men, that is four corps, his own; that lately commanded by General de Failly,. under General Brunei that of Felix Douay, a brother of General Abel Douay, killed at Weissenburg; and a fourth corps, principally compost'd of Garde Mobile, the name of whose commander has escaped me. , McMahon, although wounded, was the commander-in-chief on the French side. It is almost needless to say that the real commander in-chief on the Prussian side was Vud Moltke, with the Crown Prince and Prince Albert of Saxony immediately next in command. There were a few stray cannon f-hote fired, merely sighting shots, however, as soon as the range was obtained. But the real buttle did not commence until six o'clock in the morning. There was a sharp artillery fight at nine, when the batteries had each got within easy range and tho shells began to do serious mischief. At 11:55 o'clock the musketry fire in the valley in the rear of Sedan, which had opened about 11:25 o'clock, became exceed ingly lively, being one continuous rattle, only broken by the growling of the mitrail leuses, which played with deadly efteet ou the dBvaneing Saxon and Bavarian columns. General Sheridan, bv whoso side I was standing, told me that he did not remember ever to have, witnessed such well sustained small arms lire. It made itself heard above the roar of the batteries at oitr feet. At twelve o'clock precisely a Prussian battery of six guns on the slope above the broken railway bridge over tbe Meuse at La Vilh'tte had silenced two batteries of French guns at the foot of the bare hills already mentioned near tbe city of Flering. At ten minutes past twelve o'clock the in fantry. no longer supported by their artille lery, were compelled to retire to Flering, anil soon afterward the junction between the Saxons and Prussians behind Sedan was announced to ns by General Von Boon, who was eagerly peering through a large tele scope, as being safely i ompleted. From this moment the result of the buttle could no longer be doubtful. Tho French were completely surrounded anil brought to bay. At twenty-five minutes past twelve wo were all astonished to see clouds of retreat ing French infantry on the hill between Flering and Sedan, a Prussian battery making good practice with percussions among the retreating ranks. Tlie whole hill for a quarter of an hour was literally cov ered with Frenchmen running rapidly. Less than half an hour after, at fifty minutes past twelve, General Von Boon called our attention to another French column in full retreat to the right of Sedan, on the road leading from Bazeilles to LaGavenne w r ood. They never halted til! they got to a small red roofed house on the outskirts of Sedan itself. Almost at the same moment, General Sheridan, who was using my opera glass, asked me to look at a third French column moving up tlie broad grass road through La Gavenne wood, immediately above Sedan, doubtless to support the troops defending the important Bazeilles ravine to the norA east of the town. At one o'clock the French batteries on the edge of tho woods toward Torcy and above* it, opened a vigorous fire on the advancing Prussian column of tho third corps, whose evident intention it was to storm tho hills northwest of La Gavenne, and so gain the key of the position on that side. At a ouarter past five o'clock yet anotber French battery, near the wood, opened on offering so good a mark to the French shells. Shortly afterward we saw the first Prus sian skirmishers on the crest of La Gavenne hills, above Torcy. They did not seem to he in strength, and General Sheridan, who was standing behind me, exclaimed : "Ah, the beggars were too weak ! they can never hold that position against all those French, General." The prophecy soon proved cor rect, for tin! French, advancing at least six to one, the Prnssians wore forced to retreat down the hill to s<*ek reinforcements from the columns which were hurrying to their support. in five minutes they came hack again, this time in gre,ater force, but still terribly inferior to those huge French masses. "Good Heaven! The Freueh cuirassiers are going to charge them," cried General Sheridan; and sure enough a regiment of enirassiers, their helmets and breastplates flashing in the September sun, formed in sections of squadrons. 'They dashed down on the scattered Prus sian skirmishers without beginning to form in line. (Squares are never used.) But the Prussian infantry received the cuirassiers with it crashing quick tire at about a hun dred yards distance, loading and firing with great rapidity anil unfailing precision into the dense, French squadrons. Tlie effect was startling. Over went horses and men in numbers, in masses, in hundreds, and the regiment of proud French cuirassiers went hurriedly back iu disorder, went back faster than it earnc, went back scarcely a regiment in strength and not nt ail a regiment in form. Its comely array wits suddenly changed into helpless and shapeless crowd's of flying men. The moment- the cuirassiers turned back, the brave Prussians actually dashed for ward in hot pursuit at the double quick, in fantry plainly pushing flying cavalry. Such a thing lias not often been recorded in the annals of war. I know not when an example to compare precisely with thij has occurred. There was no more striking episode, in the battle. When the French infantry saw their cav alry thus falling before foot soldiers, they in their torn catae forward and attacked the Prussians. The Prussians waited quietly, pate ntly and enduring the rapid and telling lire from the chasseputs, until their enemies had drawn so near as to be within a hun dred yards from them. Then they returned with needle-gun the rapid tire from the ehassepots. and tl.e French infantry could no more endure the Prussian fire than the cavalry, to who=e rescue they hail come. The infantry lied in its turn, and followed the cavalry to the place from which they* had conn—that is. beyond the ridge some five hundred yards on the way to Sedan, where the Prussians with their teasing tire could no longer reach them. After a tremendous battle, the Prussians have completely surrounded Sedan, anil the Bavarians having entered the fortifica tions of Sedan, tlie Emperor capitulated at 5:15 P.M. Hi.- letter to the King of Prussia said : " As I can not die at the head of my army, 1 lay my sword at the feet of your majesty." Napoleon left for the Prussian head quarters at Vendresse at seven o'clock in the morning of September 2. McMahon's whole army, comprising one hundred thousand prisoners, capitulated without condition. Patrolman ('reach* This officer complains that he was mis represented yesterday inerning by one of our reporters, aad that the correct state ment of the case is that he was called on by Patrolman Johnson to assist liim in arrest iug a woman wl o had disturbed the peace. While they were doing this, a lady came and begged them not to arrest the woman because she had a child six months old. Replying that he had nothing to do with the arrest, Mr. Creagh was accompanying the other officer with the prisoner, when, he alleges, the lady assailed him with epithets, and continued to do so, when, at length, he arrested her also. Accepting this statement as correct, it does not exculpate Patrolman C'reagh from blame, for he clearly hail no right to arrest tlie ladv who remonstrated against the original arrest, even if she did apply unlady-like epithets to him. Tlie charge he made against her of inter fering with him iu the discharge of his duty could not be sustained, while the other charge—of abusing him—did not amouut, under the circumstances, to the paper it was written on. Judging from appearances, Mr. Creagh has not sufficient control of his temper to render it prudent for him to serve on the police, for everybody is aware that poliee ineu are almost daily provoked by drunken and obstinate prisoners, and by those who are quite likely to sympathize with tlie weaker party. And patrol men i-hould make it their constant aim to control their passions, and confine themselves to their legitimate duty of arresting those, guilty of offenses, protect ing the property of citizens, and aiding to preserve the jieace. Those who can not restrain themselves, should not be entrusted with positions where it Is necessary that they should re strain others. To quote from the rules governing the London police, we may add: "The more respectful and civil the police are on all occasions, the more they will he respected and supported by the public in the proper execution of their duty '' Tbe St. Landry Kirkness. We reported yesterday from an Opelousas papt r several cases of what was pronounced yellow fever, in Washington and elsewhere, in St. Landry parish. The AtUikapas Regis ter says; Several physicians from Opelousas went to Washington a few days ago, to ascertain the nature of a fever that had broken out in Washington, which is said to be of the most malignant type. Out of ten cases last Sunday, eight died, most of those who had it living only six hours. It is called tho black tongue. The tongue becomes black, swells very large, and the patient chokes to death. Some thirty new eases were at last accounts reported in Washington. Ope lousas and Vermilionville were strictly quarantined, no person being allowed to go to or return from Washington. We also learn that New Iberia lias established a quarantine, and other towns along the Teche are doing likewise. Academy of IHiuic, Another nice house greeted the Emerson Minstrels last evening at the Academy of Music, where they will present a new pro gramme this evening, abounding in fun for the million. To-morrow evening, first bene fit of Billy Emerson, on which occasion there will be something unusually novel, recherche and entirely new. It is decidedly the best minstrel troup that has appeared in the Crescent City for a long time. Go to the Academy, see. tho fun, and keep cool. Assessments Numbers Twbntt-six, Twenty^even, Twenty-eight and Twen ty-nine. —See special notice column, death of Frank Lais, John Brennan, Robert Wynne and J. W. Sessions, payable at the office of the Mutual Aid and Benevolent Life Insurance Association of Louisiana, 120 Carondelet street. The Grand Era, Captain J. M. White and Clerk T. J. Howard, is the Vicksburg and Greenville paofcst this evening. Disappearance of Captain Amrein. Captain J. Amroin's wife came to this office yesterday, and informed ns that (die had not seen or heard any tidings from her husband sicee the second day of Augnst, more titan five weeks ago. On that day lie was preparing to leave for Washington on the third, and left his house, at the corner of White and St. Andrew streets, with some business papers that required attention, to go down town for the purpose. When he left home he directed his wife to have liis clothes ready for his intended journey to Washington the next day. Mrs. Amrein thinks he may have had in his posses sion something less than two hundred dollars. After giving the directions about preparations for his journey, he left the house and has not been heard from since. Captain Amrein is a German by birth, hut came to this State with the Twentieth Ohio Volunteers. He was for three years Provost Marshal at Opelousas, and was subsequently appointed Parish Judge of St. Landry, by Governor Warmotb, in place of Adolp Garriguca who was ad judged to he ineligible by Judge Porter presiding in the District Court for the parish of St. Landry. The Supreme Court, however, reversed the decision, and gave the office back to Garrigues. This decision was rendered at Opelousas about a year ago. Captain Amrein then moved to tho city, and became interested in some patent, tho nature of which escapes oar recollection at this time, but we believe it had something to do with his proposed visit to Washington. His disappearance is entirely unaccount able. He left his home to go down into the city, w ith the intent of returning as usual, but to depart the next day on the transac. tion of important business. He left his family, consisting of his wife aud two chil dren, the latter (ten and six years old re spectively) unprovided for, with the excep tion of, possibly, supplies for a day or two. One or two creditors for small sums came in almost immediately and annoyed tbe dis tressed wife with demands for instant pay ment. One applied to Justice of the Peace Sadler and brought suit. A poor woman, iu distress at tlie unaccountable and pro longed absence of her h'usband, without means, and with but a very limited knowledge of the English language, is not likely to stand much chance in the First Justice's Court, anil the result could Lave been foreseen at the outset. But it is for tie* purpose of finding Captain John Amrein that wo hate brought this matter to the attention of the public, lie was well known, personally, to many of our prominent citizens, and was Secretary ol' the German Central Republican Club, of which Captain Felix Spranley is President. He was also personally known to many officers and ex-officers of the United States army in this city. Any information concerning him will be thankfully received at this ofliec. or by liis wife at her residence, which is now at the place above stated. The Lnte Major Cromie. At a meeting of Republicans of Natchi toches, held for that special purpose, the follow ing resolutions were adopted: " Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty in his inscrutable wisdom, to remove from out midst our friend anil fellow citizen, yet do we bow to the decree of His infinite prov idence. Be it resolved by tlie members of tlie Republican party of Natchitoches parish. That in the sudden death of Major James Cromie the party has lost an earnest and firm supporter, the parish an efficient and zealous citizen, the State an honored and respected officer, true to its interests, the. government a brave soldier, a firm and con sistent supporter. Itesolred further, That to his friends and afflicted relatives at home and abroad, we extend our heartfelt sympathy in their un expected bereavement, a sympathy pro duced ov our admiration of the deceased as a generous-hearted aud liberal-minded citi zen, a kind and affectionate husband, an unswerving friend, a true and noble hearted man. Resolred further, That these resolutions be published iu the Red River JVeivs aud the Republican journals of the State. The flag on the Courthouse at Natchi toches was hoisted at half-mast, and Judge Myers, of the parish court, issued the fol lowing request: I respectfully request that the officers of the Parish Court and the Ninth District Court of this parish, in respect to the late James Cromie, deceased, Clerk of the Ninth District Court, that they wear the usual badge of mounting ou tlie left arm for thirty days. At the Census Office, Washington, eight million and a half of names have been re ceived. In regard to occupations, the re turns are much more complete than in 18D0. From Northern cities about three-fourths of tho population are reported as with occupa tions. No large cities have been received in full. The returns are very meagre from the South. Very few of the smaller cities iu the West have been received. Xenia, Ohio, shows CJ77; Nashville, Tennessee, 25,880; Fonil du Lac, Wisconsin, 12,777; Milwaukee, second, third, sixth and eighth wards lack ing, 42,9.52; Atchison, Kansas, 70G4; Corrv, Pennsylvania, 6817. General Carey has been nominated by the Democrats for Congress in Ohio, and has smilingly accepted the compliment. As he is but recently from Paris, where he con tracted an intense love for Bonaparte, it will not bo without sage suspicions of the world's good sense that ho will find him self put away ou the shelf this fall, just as liis illustrious friend, the Emperor, has bean. The Republicans have triumphed in Paris, and it is to be presumed that they will press on with their victorious march until they capture Cincinnati. Straight University commenced its an nual session yesterday. The faculty were all present, and a large number of students, among whom were seven white boys, who intend to take advantage of tho liberal inducements held oyt by this institution. The branch of the Knights of Pythias in Algiers held a meeting last evening, at Zitfler's House, corner of Patterson and Vallette streets, to appoint officers .for their new Lodge. The Navasota (Texas) Tablet gays thaf John Chinaman, as a railroadist, is not a success, and that of the nnmber brought out by the Central Railroad Company and put at work near Bremond, mtfny have quit and propose to engage in cotton picking. The increase in the population of Massa chusetts, as far heard from, is 68,421 since the mhos of 1860 . BY TELEGRAPH. LATEST NEWS IEOH ALL POINTS RAILROAD DIFFEREHCE8 SETTLED REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN NEW YORK Freneli Ship Arrived at New York HASTE TO SHOOT THE " REPUBIIQUE Hunting for Honest Indian Agents Prussian Successes Advance Our Bonds PRUSSIAN TROOPS MARCHING ON PARIS WAR-WORN FRENCH TROOPS Their Arrival, Rejected, at Paris FEUTRAL NATIONS UEC-E A PEACE TERMS THEY SUGGEST FORESHADOWED What Eismartk is Said to Remand BUC DE GKAMM0NT ON THE REPUBLIC Its Recognition by Foreign Governments HE aUESTIO»?iTS STABILITY Repnfclic Counting* on the United States OUR MORAL AND MATERIAL SUPPORT PRUSSIANS GOBBLE ABLE-BODIED MEN RING WILLIAM SUMMONED TO BERLIN WASIIIISGTON. TniitK *o Secure Honest Indian Agent*— Appropriations lor Specific Object* not Annnnl Appropriations— Irregnlnri* tie* on tbe Mexican Frontier—Import* there Mum Pay Fnll Tariff—Judge Pnschnl Prohibited from Practice nf the Washington Bureau*. Washington, September 7.—Secretary Cox is corresponding with missionary and religions organizations to secure Indian ;cnts. Tbe Attorney General decides that appro priations for specific obje-ts arc not annual appropriations within the law. This de cision allows light house and public im provements to proceed. The treasury department has been in formed that goods have been admitted into Fresiilio del Norte auil other points on the Mexican frontier by that government, at one-third of the regular tariff. Hereafter, without further notice*, imports must pay full tariff. Secretary Cox yesterday issued an order prohibiting Judge George YV. Paschal from practicing before any of the bureaus in tlie department of the interior. The cause of this order is said to be a letter written by Paschal in relation to the MeGarralian claim, which was addressed to the Commis sioner of the Land Office. NEW YORK. Specie Shipments—Bids for Government (told—Gold Fulling Olf— Governments Dull—Southerns Steady in Louisianns. New York, September 7.— Specie ship ments to-day amounted to $300,000. Bids for government gold reached as high as $2,500,000. Evening.—Money closed quiet and steady at 5 affi. Sterling i09 3 4. Gold ranged from 1143 b " 11414, with latest sales at the latter price, lint at tlie close fell off. Ou better London bond quotations closed quiet. Governments opened steady, closing very dull. Bonds of 1862, 1I2 3 4; of 1864, 1113 b; of 1865, 1113 b; new, 110; of 1867. llO's; of 1808, 110 'a; ten-forties, 105 7 /». Southern sc curieties sternly in Tennessees, Virginias and Louisianas, but generally weak in other bonds, especially North Carolina*. Tennes sees, 62; new, 60'4. Virginias, 07W; new, 67 \t; Louisianas, 72; new, 75; levee sixes, jVi. Alabama eights, 100 Mt; fives, 69. Georgia sixes, 82; sevens. 90. Horth Caro liuus, 5014, new, 28. South Carolinas, 80; new 69. The difficulty between the Erie railroad and the Delaware, Lackawana and Western railroad lias been amicably adjusted. The million dollars back tolls which was claim ed by the Erie Company, lias been set aside. The French steamer Lafayette arrived from Brest; when about leaving Havre forty of her crew were impressed into the Im perial service. The news of tlie French disasters and the proclamation of a republic was made known to the crew and passengers at Sandy Hook. " Vive la republique '' theu resounded on all sides. Among the Lafayette's passengers is Fisk's opera boulfe troupe, fifty-three in number. LONDON. Stormy Weather—Knin Falling in Tor rents—The Reason Why. if France Refuses to Treat for Peace—The Queen nnd Prince* Dcer-Stallting While Fa rope is Quaking—Greece Restrained— Journey of the Imperial Prince Strictly Private—Due de Grummont on the Re public—He Thinks Foreign Goverh' ments ('an Not Recognize it—He Think* it May be Overthrown on the First Re verse*— Neutral Power* Appealing to Prns*in to Conelude a Peace—The Terms Foreshadowed. London, September 7.—The Times says if France refuses to treat for peace the re public will perish, because Frenchmen are more jealous of military glory than the right and justice of others. Weather stormy—rain falling in torrents. The Times has several bitter articles on the absence and apathy of the Queen and Princes, who are deer-stalking while Europe is quaking to its foundation. lhe English ministry by herculean efforts have restrained Greece from hurling her vast energies into the contest. This sub merges England s conduct in the supreme crisis of Europe. New York, September 7.—A special to tlie Herald , trom London, says: 1 he jour nev ot the Imperial Prince was strictly pri vate, his governor prohibiting eon vernations on aecount of bis health. Due de Gram rnont is here: lie escaped via Havre. He converses freely, and says the revolutionary government can not last. All recent tests, he said, proves its members have not the confidence of the people. The men now in power -are those whose efforts have been heretofore-directed to embarrass the real government, and thus assure the failure of the war. The repub lican agents were .constantly endeavoring to shake confidence*and destroy tbe disci pline of the army, and lie attributes the loss of several battles to this cause. He does not see how foreign governments can recognize the republic, when to-morrow another batch might get up and declare themselves a provisional government, and involve Paris in bloodshed. He considers such a result more than probable, if arms are placed in the hands of the lower classes. The first new reverse on tlie approach of the Prussians before the city might bo the signal for the overthrow of the present self-constituted ministry and the creation ot another. Grammont confides in Trochn, hut appre hends he will not be jiemiitted to have hia own way; believes that France is fully able to vindicate her honor, and expel the Prus sians from her territory. He declines to express an opinian as to the future fate of the Emperor, or the dynasty. Grammont had a long 'interview with Gladstone and Granville. The instructions to Lord Lyons, English Minister, etc., at Paris, are to the effect that lie is to recognize the actual authorities, but to avoid as far as possible a formal recog nition. The English government-, in connection with other neutral powers, are about ap pealing to Prussia to conclude a treaty of peace, on tlie following basis: French ter ritory shall be inviolate, but France shall pay Germany tbe expenses of the war; a general disariniucnt *f France and the destruction of the forts in Alsace and Lor raine. It is.believed that these terms will be acceptable to the Republic. The Times to-day in its city article, com menting on the prostration of* business and the unsteadiness in the market, says the prices of Federal bonds advance with Prus sian successes. Oil; tlie success of the Prussians, which it seems is now assured, tlie writer hopes that the French republic will not persist in a vain struggle, but seek peace and leisure, to-constitute itself. The Duily Ketes says there is a liegira of French refugees, red aud parti-colored, from London. Ten P. M.—It is reported that Louis Blanc comes as minister to England. PARIS. New Government Counting on the Moral and Material Support of the United Suites—Prussian* Advancing on Paris by Forced Marches—Singular Account of the Interview Between the King and Emperor—Last Arrest by the Imperial and First by Republican Police G eo eral Vinoy Worsted by the Prussians— New Imperial Swindles—Blank Car tridges and Cartridges Made of Saad— Cluseret and the National Guard— Prnssians Approaching and Administra tion Busy Distributing Plncmri-All the Police Dismissed— War-worn Troops Marching Into Faria—French Women Send Delegates to King William— What Bismarck Demands— Emperor's Por trait Destroyed—Portrait of the Em press Turned to the Wall— General Vinoy** Corps Mutinous, [Special to the New York Time*.] Paris, September 7.—The new Republi can government counts much on the moral and material support of the United States as their old allv. Its organs this momipg call on Favre to address himself directly to the Washington government for aid. These journals forget the influential German popn la tionin the United States. That is the reason so large a portion of American Republicans are on tlie German side. General Vinoy's corps is pushing into Paris. The Prussians continue advancing by forced inarches on Paris. The plan of the republican government is to leave the dejiartments free organs of their own defeftse, which plan is universally approved. The Soir this evening gives a singular ac count of the interview between the King of Prussia aud Emperor Napoleon. The King behaved like a brute, and, from the descrip tion of the meeting, must have been drunk. But for tbe intervention of the Crown Prince and Count von Bismarck, the King would have had the Emperor shot. [Special to the New Y'ork Sun.] Paris, September 7.—The last person arrested by the Imperial police was General Cluseret; the first by the Republican police was the Princess Mntliilde, who was r unnin g away with 52,000,000 francs. It is rumored that General Vinoy was worsted in an encounter with- the Prussian#** Every day brings to light new Imperial swindles. The Seventh Regiment of the line received blank cartridges, and other regiments received cartridges made of sand. The appointment of Henry Marten as mayor ot ouo ot the Paris municipalities in dicates the character of other appoint ments. Everything is quiet. The victualing of the city is nearly com pleted. There is a strong movement in favor of giving General; Cluseret the command of the National Guard. General Cluseret wants an organization of volunteers or nothing. M. Keratry is exceedingly unpopular, [Special to the New York Herald.) Paris, September 6, Evening.—Last night was ealtn. To-day there are symptoms of sadness and dejection. No one knows what will be done; there is no fir? nor spirit ill the people. The cry is the Prussians are approaching, and the government is busy in distributing places. Y esterday all the police were dismissed and Paris was left unpro tected. To-day new men are substituted. Tbe troops marching into Paris many of them bear the appearance of hard cam paigns. Most of them have seen battle. They look dejected but calm. Trocliu has been attacked by some of the journals. There is an ugly rumor to the etfect that there are no balls to fit many of the cannon on the fortifications. There is a story in circulation that 100, 000 chassepot were found in the cellars of tho Louvre. The French women haye issued an ad dress to the women of all nations, and dele gates have been sent to King William. Bismarck demands Alsace and Laiaine, the Baltic fleet and four thousand million of francs. The Red journals demand tho dismissal of the late government. The engineers are mining the heights of Montmartre. At the Hotel de Ville the Emperor's por trait was destroyed. The portrait of tho Empress was turned to the wall. No words are spoken against the Empress. At a meeting of the Corps Legislatif on Sunday, Thiers presided. A delegation was sent to the Hotel-de-Ville, with co-operation proposals. Favre replied that they would accept support, but the government consid ered itselt legally created by the people. Paris, September 7.—Tlie' officers of the Garde Mobile are resigning. The corps of General Vinoy, which ar rived yesterday, is mutinous, claiming that their forced march is useless, in view of the treason at Sedan. The rioters of the'Boiilevard d'LeVillotte, who were sentenced to death and imprison ment, have been released. A circular has just been issued by Favre, with the following point: Tho policy of France is peace, leaving Germany to mas ter her own destinies. The King said he made war against the dynasty, not France. The dynasty is gone, vet this impious war continues. Will the King face the responsi bility beforo the world and before history ? France yields not one foot of soil nor not one stone of the fortresses. A shameless peace means the extermination of our cause, and of Europe's. Wc are undismayed—300,000 combatants can hold Pans to the last. They can hold it tor three months and conquer. If crushed France will wise and avenge it. Let Europe know that the ministry have no other aofu or ambition than peace, but war being inev itable, we will continue the struggle, confi dent of tho triumph of justice, i ri' 6 Gaulois says the representatives of all foreign powers received instructions from their governments even before the re ceipt ol the circular of Jules Favre. which was handed them last night, to ratify what they considered gnat measures necessary to the equilibrium of Europe and the in to^ of the French territory. itique leave Paris in fOOKTOTOBD ON KIQHTfr rAGE.