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BfFICli^ OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF NEW ORLEANS the daily republican to published every day (Monday* excepted) at So. M Camp street. Terms: $16 a yean $3 for six ■Minthw: $4 for three months—payable invariably to advance. Single copies ten cents. Rates of Advertising: 1 mo. 2 mo*. 6 mo*. 6 mo*. 12 um». $11 net $23 net $20uet $50 net $75 net 22 .. 38 .. 50 .. 80 .. 30 .. 53 .. 70 .. no .. 115 .. 38 .. 67 .. 90 .. 140 .. 225 .. 46 .. HO .. 105 .. 170 .. 54 .. 93 .. 120 .. 200 .. 325 .. 60 .. 105 .. 135 .. 230 .. 375 .. 65 .. 115 .. 150 .. 260 .. 420 .. 135 .. 165 .. 290 .. 460 .. 135 .. lfiO .. 320 .. 500 .. 145 .. 195 .. 350 .. 540 .. 85 .. 155 .. 210 .. 380 .. 580 .. 90 .. 165 .. 220 .. 410 .. 620 .. 95 .. 175 .. 230 .. 430 .. 660 .e 185 .. 240 .. 450 .. 700 .. ITS ..♦ 330 .. 450 .. 750 .. 1200 .. Twol... Throe... Pour.... Vive.... Six...... Seven.... »ght.... Mine...... 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THE WEEKLY REPUBLICAN Is published every Saturday morning, and contains toe news by telegraph, miscellaneous reading, edi torials, local matters of general public interest, al and monetary reports, and everything w __are in the Daily, except such items as are ____j or no public < moment. The WEKKLY RE PUBLICAN is an excellent family paper, valuable as well for instruction and amusement as informs Mao on the current topics of the day. Advertisement*. Transient advertisements same terms as in the Daily. Monthly advertisements inserted for one fourth of the daily rates. .... A liberal commission allowed to those who send OS clubs of five or more. ■at appeari r little or i THE COURTS. Rlfhth District Court—Habeas Corpus Caae. Patrick Clark yesterday presented a pe tition to Judge Dibble, stilting that be is illegally detained in the Parish Prison under • pretended commitment by Benjamin Campbell, Recorder of the Sixth District of New Orleans. He prays for a writ of habeas corpus and asks to be released. Judge Dibble issued the writ, returnable this morning at eleven o'clock. • State ex rel. John Dolhondo vs. James Craham, Auditor—In this case Acting At torney General John H. New has tiled the following answer and exceptions: Now appears James Graham, respondent, and says: 1. Mandamus docs not lie herein. That the Auditor can notfdraw a warrant on the !frea8tirer unless there bo funds iu the treas ury of the State; that relator made no de mand of respondent to draw a warrant ou the Treasurer of the State when there were funds in the treasury previous to the appli cation for the writ of mandamus. .Further, respondent shows: That while it is his duty to draw warrants on the treasury of the State, when there are funds, yet he w vested with discretion in the dis charge of that duty, in selecting a manner Lest calculated for the publio interests, aud to secure a fair and proper distribution of the funds appropriated tor any particular puipose by law; and that in conjunction with tho> Governor of the State and the Fiscal Agent, the President of the Citizen's Bank, he had devised a plan of drawiug warrants according to the dates of their issuance by the Board of Public Works of its certificates or warrants, and that in June, 1870, he published a notifica tion to the holders of said certificates or * warrants, that he would proceed to dis charge the duty imposed on him by draw ing warrants on the treasury according to their dates. Represents that such a course is indispensable to the administration of his office—a conclusion demonstrated by ex perience. Respondent denies all the allegations in Blator's petition, etc. The case came up for trial this morning. Witnesses were examined in relation to the foots alleged in the petition, aud the case went oyer. Board of Metropolitan Police vs. S. N. Burbank.—This case, which was fixed for trial on a rule for contempt, was postponed until Monday next, the fourteenth instant. State ex rel. Samuel Smith & Co. vs. Antoine Dubuclet, State Treasurer.— This case, wherein there is an application for a mandamus to compel the payment of a warrant for $12,120 in favor of Solomon Isaac, which has been transferred to re lators in due course of business, was con tinued to Wednesday, the fourteenth in stant. _ _ The Democratic Press and the Wnr. The New York Tribune translates the fol lowing significant article from the St. Louis Anaexger det Weslen*, a leading Democratic journal of many years service. The facts Stated arc patent here, as well as at the North, but their significance justify a re production: With the exception of the Missouri lie publican and a few other rather insignificant papers, the entire Democratic press in America has taken side in the present war for France. This is a fact which can not ho destod, and which should not be concealed from the German-Americans. In vain one seeks for reasons to explain this sympathy of the American Democracy with Bonapart ism and its victim, the misguided French _cople. As the traditional predilection for France on account of the support it gave to the United States in the war of indepen dence, as nativiatic dislike for the unloved German element iu America, as, finally, ignorance and prejudices with regard to European relations are within the lte f ublican party at least as strong as in the lemocratic party, one might assume that the sympathy for Germany or France in both parties must be about equally divided. But this is not so. The overwhelming ma jority of Republican papers recognize* the justice of the cause of Germany, and-brings articles on the war and state of affairs in Germany and Franco which t betoken a thorough knowledge of the subject aud in dependent judgment, while a majority, just as overwhelming, of the Democratic papers of the English language, not ouly sympa thizes with France, but is filled with the most venomous lies and the greatest abuse with regard to Germany. If ignorant American scribblers still in dulge the hallucination that the French people, of which forty-five per cent can not read and write, are marching at the head of civilization, one might attribute this to their ignorance of truth. But it is spite, if we must read in American papers that Bona partistic France enjoys more freedom than Germany, whye every reader of newspapers ought to know that the contrary is the case—that for many years the press in Ger many has been more free than in France; that the departments of administration aud justice are more honest and better, and that Germany has a more efficient representa tion of the people than France. That Germany during the last decennial has advanced with gigantic steps in its sci entific as well as its political life; that in no country of the world popular education atands higher, and family life is purer and Letter—all this seems to be entirely tin known to our American Democrats. It is equally unknown to them that under the rule of the Bonaparte the demoralization of France in political as well as in family life has made gigantic progress, and that tiie iron pressure of Caesarism has paralyzed All minds, even in the provinces of lit erature. Yet why discuss a subject whiAh in fact kaa only one side, and with regard to which all unprejudiced educated men, among them even a large number of Frenchmen, have only one opinion! We have attentively read the Democratic papers of the English ij ha It ejm deserving But we also find daily in the Democratic _ _ j hare given ex pression to their* English sympathies, but f< ......... — 5 -------**"— found in them little deserving a reputation, But we also find daily in the Democratic English press article* which fill us with astonishment, and, to be frank, with ind:~ nation and'sliame. What, for instance, c we say of articles like the oue in the New York World under the title. "School Girls," in which the most disgraceful insinuations are made against Prussia. The insults which Democratic papers now heap upon the German people go deep, and will not soon be forgotten. And it should not be forgotten, for it shows clearly the spirit which animates the English Demo cratic papers,' and what we may expect from them. French and German Goods. The foreign correspondence of the Phila delphia importers of French and German goods complain of the heavy drain upon the producting classes in consequence of the demands of the respective governments for troops. As an instance, it maybe mentioned that in Grenoble, France' where kid gloves are manufactured in large quantities, every available man between eighteen and forty-five has been drafted into the army, and the only persons left to do the work are the old men, the women and children. In addition, the Discount Bank, in which almost all the manufacturers are interested, has failed, and it is believed that the supply of gloves for England and the United States will be exceedingly short. The dyers, fin ishers, and cutters of gloves have all been drawn into the French army, and the pros pect of a full supply of skins is very uncer tain, in consequence of the localities where they are obtained being at present overrun by the contending armies. In the countries attached to the North German Confedera tion, the same scarcity of workmen prevails, and in addition, the blockade of the ports lias put. a stop to the direct trade. The current of business, however, may be ili verted to Danish, Russian and Austrian ports, but the increased cost of land carriage will add to the price of the goods. The New York Commercial Adrerliser says: "When General McClellan returned from Europe, lie was comparatively a poor man. Now he is said to be iu the possession of an income amounting to nearly $3l),00J. His salary as Superintendent of the Stevens Battery is $12,500 in gold per annum, while his connection with the commission for the reconstruction of our docks, and also with the various railroads throughout the coun try, are the fruitful sources of this very comfortable little yearly fortune." THE NEW ORLEANS REPUBLICAN Has the Largest circulation of any Re publican paper in the South. It is de voted to News, Literature Commerce, Ag riculture, the Mechanic Arts, and the Dis semination of Republican principles, and gives particular attention to all matters affecting the interests of the South and Southwest. It is the earnest advocate of the poor man's rights, as well as a guide to the young politician. Its character as an earnest Republican Journal, should commend it to the support of every Union man and industrious citizen iu the coun try; aud not only should they subscribe for it themselves, but urge others to do so, thereby assisting us iu its circulation, and thus contribute to secure the proper re sults of governmental and material recon struction. It is the medium by which the Stite and National Governments make known their laws to the people of Louisiana. It has been selected by law for the publica tion of all judicial and other Government advertisements, State, Federal and munici pal, and non are valid or of any legal force uulesp published in this paper. We pub lish, also, officially, the proceedings of both Houses of the General Assembly, and of the Common Council, Sheriff's sales aud monitions, all advertisements relating to successions of deceased persons; all cases in admiralty arising in the United States District Court; Bankruptcy notices and sales ; all ordinances of the Common Council, and all advertisements of the Government calling for proposals to fur nish supplies or perform work. No other paper iu Nexv Orleans embraces within its columns so wide a range of in terests. Our regular telegraphic dispatches are the same as those furnished the New Orleans Associated Press. Special dis patches from Washington aud elsewhere are obtained from the best sources and are always full of interest. Our views upon questions of State, national and municipal polity are freely and concisely stated, always with an object to promote the public welfare. In making selections from our exchanges and various corres pondents, care is taken to use such as re late to matters in which our people have a vital interest. Literary and miscellaneous selections are taken from the best writers in the Northern aiul European publica tions, while we are not unmindful of native talent. Advertisements of ten lines Agate solid one dollar and fifty cents per square for the first, and seventy-five cents for each subsequent insertion. Second page ad vertisemehts charged as new each day. Advertisements inserted at intervals charged as new. In addition to our newspaper depart ment, we.have one of the largest job offices iu the South, from which we turn out, in the course of a year, more work than any other four establishments of the kind iu New Orleans. For dispatch and good taste our job establishment has no superior. We print books of every description in the highest style of the art. Also, blanks, circulars, cards, account sales, briefs, ju dicial forms, and every description of printing on orders from every parish in the State. The Republican is at all times open to discussion from the people, ready to an swer inquiries and to discuss topics of in terest. Nothing_of sufficient importance to find its way into a first-cLoss newspaper escapes our notice. Honest officials, who discharge their duties with fidelity, can rely upon finding a staunch defender in the Republican ; while no amount of per sonal or business influence will shield the dishonest official from exposure. Such is the New Orleans Republican, and such it is likely to remain. It is a power in the State second to no other. But its power aud influence are always exerted for the highest good of the human race. The Daily Republican is published every day except Monday, and the Weekly is issued every Saturday. terms : Daily, cue year....$16 00 Weekly, one year. .$5 00 Daily, six mouths.. 8 00 Weekly, six months, 2 50 Money should be sent by Draft, Post office Order, Registered Letter or Express, The New Orleans Republican, No. 94 Camp street, New Orleans, La. OFFICIAL. TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS OP THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION by the President of the, United States. Whereas a convention defining the rights, immunities and privileges of consuls, l*e twecu the United States of America and his Majesty the King of the Belgians, was con cluded aud sight'd by their respective plen ipotentiaries, at Brussels, on the filth day of December, eighteen hundred and sixtv eigiit, which convention, being in the English and French languages, is word lor word as follows: The President of tlio United States of America and hi* Majesty the King of ti:e Belgians, recognizing the utility of defining the rights, privileges and immunities of con sular officers in the two countries, deem it expedient to conclude a consular convention for that purpose. Accordingly they have named : The Pres ident of the United States of America, Henry Shelton Sanford, a citizen of the United States, their minister resident near his Majesty the King of the Belgians ; and jiis Majesty the King of the Belgians, the Siour Jules Vender Sticlielen, grand cross of the Order of the Dutch Lion, etc., his min ister of foreign affairs; who, after having communicated, to each other their full powers, found to lie in good and proper form, have agreed upon the following arti eles: ARTICLE L Each of the high contracting parties agrees to receive from the other, consul general. consols, vice-consuls, and consular agents, in all its ports, cities and places, ex cept those where it may not he convenient , | to recognize such officers. This reservation, T however, shall not apply to one of the high contracting parties without also applying to every other power. ARTICLE II. Consular officers, on the presentation of tlieir commissions iu the forms established in their respective countries, shall be fur nished with the necessary exequatur free of charge, and on the exhibition of this in strument. they shall be permitted to enjoy the rights, prerogatives, aud immunities granted by tills convention. ARTICLE III. Consular officers, citizens of the State liy which they arc appointed, shall be exempt from arrest except in the case of offenses which the local legislation qualifies as crimes, and punishes it as such: from mili tary billctings, from service in the militia or in the national guard, or in the regular army, and from all taxation, federal. State, or municipal. If, however, they are citi zens of the State where they reside, or own property, or engage in business there, they sliall be liable to the same charges of all kinds as other citizens of th? country, who are merchants or owmvs of property. ARTICLE rv. No consular officer who Is a citizen of the State by which he was appointed, an 1 who is not engaged in business, shall be com pelled to appear as a witness before the courts of tlio country where he may reside. When the. testimony of such consular officer is needed, he shall tie invited in writing to appear in court, and if unable to do so, his testimony shall be requested iu writing, or be taken orally, at his dwelling or office. It shall be the duty of said consular offi cer to comply with this request, without any delay which can be avoided. In'all criminal eases, contemplated by the sixth article of the amendments to the con stitution of the United States, whereby the right is secured to persons charged with crimes to obtain witnesses in their favor, the appearance iu court of said consular officer shall be demanded, with all possible regard to the consular dignity and to the ^duties of his office. A similar treatment shall also be extended to United Slates con suls ill Belgium, in the like cases. ARTICLE V. Consul«-genera!. consuls, vice consuls, and consular agents may place over the outer door of tlieir offices, or their dwelling houses, the arms of tlieir nation, with this inscription, "consulate, or vice-consulate, or consular agency " of the United States, or of Belgium, etc. And they may also raise the liag ot their country on their offices or dwelling-houses, except in the capital of the country, when there is a legation there. ARTICLE VI. The consular offices and dwellings shall he at all times inviolable. The local au thorities shall not, under any pretext, invade them. In no case shall they examine or seize the papers tlnve deposited. In no case shall those offices or dwellings be used as places of asylum. When, however, a consular officer is engaged in other business, the papers relating to the consulate shall he kept separate. ARTICLE VII. In the event of the death, incapa city. or absence of consuls-general, consuls, vice-consuls, and consular agents, their chancellors or secre taries, whose official character may have previously been made know n to the Department ot State at Washington, or to the minister for foreign affairs in •Belgium, mav temporarily exercise tlieir functions, anil while thus acting they shall enjoy all the rights, prerogatives and immunities granted to the incumbents. ARTICLE VIII. Consuls-general and consuls may. with the approbation of tlieir respective govern ments, appoint vice-consuls and consular agents in the cities, ports and places within tlieir consular jurisdiction. These officers may lie citizens of the United States, of Belgium, or other foreigners. They shall he furnished with a commission by the consul who appoints them and under whose orders they are to act. They shall enjoy the privi leges stipulated for consular officers in this convention, subject to the exceptions specified iu Articles 111 and IV. ARTICLE IX. Consuls-general,consuls, vice-consuls, and consular agents, may complain to the au thorities of the respective countries, whether federal or local, judicial or local, judicial or executive, within their consular district, of any infraction of the treaties and conven tions between the United States and Belgium or for the purpose of protecting the rights and interests of their countrymen. It' the compliant should not he satisfactorily re dressed, the consular officers aforesaid, in the absence of a diplomatic agent of their country, may apply directly to the govern ment of the country where they reside. ARTICLE x. Consuls-general, consuls, vice-consuls, and consular agents may take at tlieir offices, at the residence of the parties, at tlieir private residence, or on hoard ship, the depositions of the captains and crews of vessels of their own country, of passengers on board of them, and ot' any other citizen of their na tion. They may also receive at their offices, conformably to the laws and regulations of tlieir country, all contracts between the cit izens of tlieir country and the citizens or other inhabitants of the country wljere they reside, and even all contracts between the latter, provided they relate to property situ ated or to business to be transacted in the territory of the nation to which said con sular office may belong. Copies of such pa pers and official documents of every kind, whether in the original,-copies or translation duly authenticated and legalized by tlie con suls-general, consuls, vice consuls, and con sular agents, aud sealed with thoir official seal, shall be received as legal documents in courts of justice throughout the United States and Belgium. ARTICLE XI. Consuls-general. consuls, vice-consuls, and consular agents shall have exclusive charge of tlie internal order of the merchant vessels of their nation, and shall alone take cogni zance of differences which may arise, either at sea or in port, between the captains, of ficers, and crows, without exception, partic ularly in reference to the adjustment of wages, and the execution of contracts. Neither the federal. State, or municipal au thorities or courts in the United States, nor any court nor authority in Belgium shall, ou any pretext, interfere in these differences. _ ARTICLE XII. The respective consuls-general, consuls, vice consuls, and consular agents may arrest the officers, sailors, and all other persons making part of the crew of ships of war or merchant vessels of their nation who may be guilty, or be accused, of having deserted said ships and vessels,-for the pur pose at sending them on boardor back to their country. To that end, the consuls ot the United States in Belgium may apply to any of the competent authorities, and the consuls of Belgium in the United States may apply in writing to either the federal. State or municipal courts or authorities, and make a request in writing for the deserters, supporting it by the exhibition of the register of the vessel and list of the erew, or by other official documents, to chow that the per sons claimed belong to the said crew. Upon such request alone, thus supported, anil without the exaction of any oath from the consular officers, the deserters, not lie iug citizens of the country where the de mand is made at the time of their shipping, shall l»e given up. All the necessary aid and protection shall lie furnished for the search, pursuit, seizure, and arrest of the deserters, who shall even In- put and kept in the prisons of the country, at the re quest anil expense of tlie consular officers, until there may be an opportunity for send ing them away. If, lioWever, such an op portunity should not present itself within the space of three months, counting from day of the arrest, the deserter shall l>e set at lilierty, nor shall he be again arrested for the same cause. ARTICLE XIII. In the absence of an agreement to the contrary between the owners, freight ers, and in, urers, all damages suffered at sea by the vessels of the two countries, whether they enter port volun tarily or are forced by stress of weather, shall he settled hv the consuls-general, con suls, vice-consuls and consular agents of tlie respective countries where they reside. If, however, anv inhabitant of the country, or citizen or subject of a third power, shall he interested in the matter, and the parties can not agree, the competent loe;J authori ties shall decide. ARTICLE xtv. All proceedings relative to tlie salvage of American vessels wrecked upon the coasts of Belgium, and of Belgian vessels wrecked upon the roasts of the United States, shall he. directed by consuls-general, consuls, anil vice consuls of the two countries respec tively, and until their arrival, liy the respec tive consular agents, wherever an agency exists. In tlie places and ports where an agency does not exist, the local authorities, until the arrival of the consul in whose dis trict the wreck mav have occurred, auiLwho shall immediately be informed of the uPeur reiu-e, shall take all necessary measures for the protection of persons and the preserva tion of property. The local authorities shall not otherwise interfere than for the mainte nance of order, tlie protection of the inter ests of the salvors, if they do not belong to tlie crews that have been wrecked, anil to carry into effect the arrangements made for the entry and exportation of the merchan dise saved. It is understood that such mer chandise is not to Ik: subjected to anv cus tomhouse charges, unless it be intended for consumption in the country where the wreck may have taken place. ARTICLE xv. In ease of the death of any citizen of the United States in Belgium, or of a citizen of Belgium iu the United States, without hav ing any known heirs or testamentary execu tor liy him appointed, the competent local authorities shall inform the consuls or con sular agents of the nation to which the de ceas.id belongs, of the circumstance, iu or der that the lier-oKsai v information may be immediately forwarded to parties inter ested. ARTICLE XVI. The present convention shall remain in force for the space of ti n years, counting from the day of the exchange of the ratifi cations, which shall he made in conformity with the respective constitutions of the two countries, and exchanged at Brussels within the period of six months, or sooner if possi ble. In ease neither party gives notice, twelve months after the expiration of the said period of ten years, of its intention not to renew this convention, it shall remain iu force one year longer, and so on from year to year, until the expiration of a year from tlie day on which one of the parties shall have given snob notice. In faith whereof the respective Ienipo teutiaries have signed this convention, and lqtve hereunto affixed their seals. Done at Brussels, in duplicate, the fifth day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. [seal.] II. S. SANFORD. And whereas the said convention has been duly ratified on both parts, and the respec tive ratifications have liecu exchanged: Now. therefore, lie it known that I. Ulys ses S. Grant, President of the United States of America, have nauscd tiie said conven tion to be made public to the enil that the same, and every clause and article thereof, may he observed and fulfilled in good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done in the city of Washington, this seventh day of March, iu the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventv. and of the independence of the Unitcil States the ninety-fourth [seal.] U'. S. GRANT. By the President: Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State. ADDITIONAL CONVENTION to the con vention concluded ou the seventh anil twenty-fourth November, 1868, between the General Postoffice of the United States of America and the General Post office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The General I'ostolliee of the United States of America and the General Postoffice oftiie United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, being desirous of effecting; by menus of an additional convention, a reduc tion in the rate of postage chargeable upon letters conveyed between the United King dom anil the United States, the undersigned, duly authorized for that purpose by tlieir respective governments, have agreed upon the following articles: ARTICLE I. Tlie postage to be collected in the United Kingdom upon paid letters posted in the United Kingdom addressed to the United States, as well as upon unpaid letters posted in the United States addressed to the United Kingdom, shall be three pence per half ounce or fraction of half an ounce. Re ciprocally, the postage to be collected in the United States upon paid letters posted in the United States addressed to the United Kingdom, as well as upon unpaid letters posted in the United Kingdom addressed to the United States, shall he six emits per fifteen grammes or fraction of fifteen grammes. ARTICLE II. Tlie British Post Office shall account to the United States Post Office for ti n cents an ounce on all paid international letters sent to the United States, aud for ten cents an ounce on all unpaid international li tters received from the United States; and the United States Post Office shall account to the British Post Office fur ten cents an ounce on all paid international letters sent to the United Kingdom, and for ten cents an ounce for all unpaid international letters received from the United Kingdom. ARTICLE in. Every international letter insufficiently paid, or wholly unpaid, received in the United Kingdom from the United States shall, in addition to the deficient postage, bo subject to a fine of three pence, to be re tained hv the British Post Office; anil every international letter insufficiently paid, cir wholly unpaid, received in the United States from the United Kingdom shall, in addition to the deficient postage, he subject to a tine of six cents, such tine to be re tained by the United States Post Office. ARTICLE IV. The charge for tlie sea conveyance across the Atlantic of letters sent in closed mails through the United Kingdom, or through tho United States, shall be computed at six cents per ounce or per thirty grammes. article v. Tlio conditions of the convention between the General Postoffice of tlio United King dom and the General Postoffice of tho United States, signed in London the seventh day of November, and in Washington the twenty-fourth day of November, one thou sand eight hundred and sixty-eight, so far as they are contrary to tho preceding arti cles, are repealed. ARTICLE VI. The present convention, which shall bo considered aa additional to the convention of seventh and twenty-fourth November, 1868, shall come into operation on the first of January, 1870. Done in duplicate, and signed in Wash ington the third day of December, one thou sand eight hundred and sixty-nine, and in London the fourteenth day of the same month. [l. s.] JNO. A. J. CRESWELL. Postmaster General of the United Stales. [l. s.] HARTINGTON, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom. I hereby approve the aforegoing conven tion, anil in testimony thereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. [l. s ] U. S. GRANT. By the President: Hamilton Fisii, Secretary of State. Washington, December 3, 1869. ADDITIONAL CONVENTION to the con vention agreed upon between the Post De partment of the United States of America and the Postal Administration of the king dom of Italy, signd at Florence tlie eighth day of November, A. D. eighteen hun dred and sixty-seven. An Additional Convention between the General Post Office, of the United Stuff's of America anil the General Post Office of ihe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland having established a reduced charge of six cents per ounce, or per thirty gram mes, for the sea conveyance across the Atlantic of letters sent in closed mails through the United Kingdom, the cuiler signed duly authorized by tlieir respective governments, have agreed upon the follow ing articles: ARTICLE I. Tlie single rate of letter postage on the direct correspondence exchanged between the two administrations, by closed mail, via England, shall he as follows: For letters li-oiu tlie United States, ten cents. ' For letters from Italy, fifty-five centesimi. And for the sea conveyance of letters, in closed mail, across the'waters of the At lantic Ocean, the United .States Office shall receive six cents per ounce, or per thirty grammes. article n. Tlie conditions of articles five and twelve of the convention agreed upon betweeu the Post Department of the United States of America and the Postal Administration of the kingdom of Italy, signed at Florence, the eighth day of November, A. D.. eighteen hundred and sixtv-seven, so far as they are contrary to the preceding article, ui'e re pealed. article m. Tlie present convention, which shall be considered .is additional to the convention of the eighth of November, 1867, shall come into operation on the fifteenth day of Feb ruary, one thousand eight hundred and seventy. Done in duplicate, and signed in Florence the sixteenth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy, and in Wash ington the eighth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and seventy* [seal.] JOHN A. J. CRESWELL, Postmaster General of the United Status. BAKBAVARA, Diris-tor General. I hereby approve the foregoing conven tion, anil in testimony thereof I have caused the seal of the United States tube affixed. [seal.] U. S. GRANT. By the President: Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State. Washington, February S. lsil). ADDITIONAL CONVENTION to tlie convention for the regulation of the postal intercourse between the United States ot America and Belgium, signed at Brussels the twenty-first of August. A. D. 1867. Au additional convention between the General Post Office of the .ifniteil States of America anil 4he General Post Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ire land having established a reduced charge of six cents per ounce, or per thirty grammes, for the sea conveyance across the Atlantic of letters sent in dosed mails through the United Kingdom, the undersigned, duly au thorized l»v their respective governments, have agreed upon the following articles: ARTICLE I. ddie single rate of postage on the direct eoi respouili'iice exchanged between the United States and Belgium shall be follows: 1. On prepaid letters from tho United States, ti n cents. 2. On prepaid letters from Belgium, fifty centimes. And, for the sea conveyance of letters, in closed mails, across the waters of the At lantic Ocean. the United States Office shall receive six cents per ounce, or per thirty grammes. ARTICLE II. Tlie conditions of Articles 5 anil 11 of the convention between the United States and Belgium, sigiu d in Brussels the twenty-first day of August, in the year of «ur Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, so far as they are contrary to the preceding article, arc repealed. ARTICLE III. The present, convention, which shall he considered as additional to tho convention of the twenty-first of August, 1S67, shall come into operation on tho fifteenth day ot March, one thousand eight hundred and seventy. Done in duplicate, and signed in Wash ington this first day of March, one. thousand eight hundred and seventv. [seal ] JOHN A. J. CRESWELL, Postmaster General of the United States. [seal ] MAURICE DELFOSSE. 1 hereby approve the aforegoing conven tion, and, in testimony thereof, I have caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. U. S. GRANT. [seal.] By the President: 11 1 milton Fish, Secretary of State. Washington, March 1, 1870. Additional Convention to the Convention between the General Post Office of the United States of America and the General Post Office of the. Netherlands, signed at the Hague the twenty-sixth day of Sep tember. in the year 1867. An Additional Convention, between tlio General Post Office of the United States of America and the General Post Office of the United Kingdom of Greal Britain and Ire land. having established a reduced charge of six cents per ounce, or per thirty gram mes, for the sea conveyance across the Atlantic of letters sent in closed mails through the United Kingdom, the under signed, duly authorized by tlieir respective governments, have agreed upon the follow ing articles: ARTICLE i. Tlie single rate of letter postage on the direct correspondence exchanged between tin: two administrations by closed mail, via England, subject to the reserve mentioned in Article 8 of the convention of the twenty sixth day of September, 1867, shall be as follows: 1. On letters from tho United States, ten cents, (U. S.) 2. On letters from tho Netherlands, twenty-five cents, (Dutch.) And for the sea conveyance of letters in closed mails across the waters of the At lantic Ocean, the United States office shall receive six cents per ounce, or per thirty grammes. ARTICLE IT. Tlie conditions of articles 5 and 14 of the convention between tho general postoffice of the United States of America and tlie general postoffice of tho Nether lands, signed at the Hague tho twenty-sixth day of September, in the year 1867, so far as they are contrary to the preceding article, are repealed. ARTICLE III. The present convention, which shall be considered as additional to the convention of the twenty-sixth of September, 1867, shall come into operation on the first day of February next. Done in duplicate, and signed at the Hague the tenth day of January, one thou sand eight hundred and seventy, and in Wat ington tho twenty-ninth day of the same month. [Seal ] JOHN A. J. CRESWELL. Postmaster General of tho United States. J. P. HOFSTEDE, Chief Director of Posts of the Netherlands. I hereby approve the aforegoing conven tion, and in testimony thereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. [SEAL.] u. S. GRANT. By the President: Hamilton Fish. Secretary ol State. Washington, January 29, 1870. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO T HE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, To be submitted to the : people of the State at the next General Election, to be held on the seventh day of November, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and [No. 21. JOINT RESULUTON proposing an amend ment to the constitution of the State. Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana in General Assembly convened, two-thirds of tlie members elected to each House agreeing thereto, That at the general election iftxt ensuing the passage of this resolution, the following ametulment to the constitution of the State shall be submitted to the people of this Stab', and if a majority of the voters at said election shall approve and ratify such amendment, the same shall become a part of the constitution, to wit: Article —. No person who, at any time, may have been a collector of taxes, xv hether State, parish or municipal, or who may have been otherwise intrusted with public money, shall bo eligible to tlie General As sembly or to any office of profit or trust under the State government, until he shall have obtained a discharge for the amount of sueli collections and for all public moneys with which be mav have been intrusted. (Signed) MORTIMER CARR, Speaker of the House of Representatives. (Signed) OSCAR J. DUNN, Lieutenant Governor aud President of the Senate. Approved Fcbruarv 16. 1870. (Signed) 11/C. WARMOTH, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true cop v: Gho. E. Bov ee. Secretary of State. [No. S3. JOINT RESOLUTION proposing to amend the Constitution of the State. Skition 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana in General Assembly convened, That at the general election next ensuing the passage of this resolution, the following article shall be proposed to the qualified electors of t he State as an amendment to the constitution of the State, which, when approved and ratified by a majority of tlie voters at said election, shall become a part of the constitution, in the place of the arti cle numbered ninety-nine. Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, etc.. That said article shall be in words and terms as follows, to wit: No person shall bold any office, or shall be permitted to vote at any election, or to act as a juror, who. in due course of law, shall have been convicted of treason, per jury, forgery, bribery or other crime punish able by imprisonment in the Penitentiary, or who shall be under interdiction. Sec. 3. Be it further resolved, etc.. That the tickets of all persons voting upon this proposed amendment shall have written or printed thereon the words. "For the amendment of the ninety-ninth article ol the constitution;" or. "Against the amend ment of the ninety-ninth article of the' con stitution;" and the returning officers shall make returns of the votes thereon in the same manner as is prescribed by law for re turns of election, and the Secretary of State shall promulgate the result by publication three several times in the official journal. Aud if a majority of the votes cast at said election slmll be, "For the amendment of the ninety-ninth article of the constitution," then the article numbered ninety-nine, and reading as follows: ••Article '.rt. The following persons shall lie prohibited from voting or holding any office: All persons who shall have been convicted of treason, perjury, forgery, bribery or other crime punishable in the Penitentiary, and persons under interdiction. All persons w ho are estopped from claiming the right of suffrage, by abjuring tlieir allegiance to the United States government, or bv notoriously levying war against it, or adhering to its enemies, giving them aid or comfort, but who have not expatriated themselves, nor have been convicted of any of the crimes mentioned in the first paragraph of this article, are hereby restored to the said right, except the following: Those who held office; civil or military, for one year or more under the organization styleeil 'the Confederate States of America;' those who registered themselves as enemies of the United States, those who acted as leaders of guerrilla bands during the late rebellion; those who, in the advocacy of treason, wrote or published newspaper articles or preached sermons dur ing the late rebellion, and those who voted for and signed an ordinance of secession, in any State. No person included in these exceptions shall either vote or hold office until he shall have relieved himselt by vol untarily writing aud signing a certificate setting forth that he acknowledges the Late rebellion to have been morally and politi cally wrong, and that he regrets any aid and comfort he may have given it: and he shall file the certificate in the office of the Secretary of State, and it shall be published in the official journal; provided, that no per son who.priortothe first of January,eighteen hundred and sixty eight, favored tlie exe cution of tho laws of the United States, popularly known as the reconstruction acts of Congress, and openly and actively assisted the loyal men of the State in their efforts to restore Louisiana to her position in the Union, shall be held to be included among those herein excepted. Registrars of voters shall take the oath of any such per son as prim a facie evidence of the fact that he is entitled to the benefit of this proviso," shall be stricken from the constitution, and be null and void, and the article herein above set forth aud proposed as an amendment, shall be a part of the constitution, and shall be published in all official copies of the same, in place of tho • article ninety-nine, so stricken out and de clared null and void. (Signed) MORTIMER CARR. Speaker of tha House of Representatives. (Signed) OSCAR J. DUNN. Lieutenant Governor and President, <T the Senate. Approved February 10, 1870. (Signed) 11. C. WARMOTH. Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: Geo. E. Bovee, Secretary of State. [No. 11. JOINT RESOLUTION Submitting an Amendment to the Constitution of the State, to tho effect that Article Fifty of the Constitution shall be abrogated and stricken out. Section 1. Beit resolved by the Senate and House of Sepresentatives of tho State of Louisiana in General Assembly convened, two-tliirds of the members elected to each House agreeing thereto, that at the general election for members to the General Assem; bly. which will take place in November, eighteen hundred and seventy, an amend ment to the constitution of the State shall ho submitted to the qualified electors of the State for their ratification or rejection, in tho words following: " Article fifty of the constitution, which reads as follows: 'The Governor shall be inelligible for the succeeding four years after the expiration of the time for which he shall have been elected,' shall be abrogated and stricken out of the constitution of the State." Sec. 2. He it further resolved, etc., That at tho said general election the said pro posed amendment to the constitution of the State shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the State for their ratification or rejection, in the manner following, to wit: Each voter shall have printed or written on a ticket the words "Abrogate and stricken out article fifty of the constitution," or the words "Retain article fifty of the constitu tion." Upon the closing of the polls the tickets shall be counted, the returns made, and the result declared in the manner an«i twin of returning the elections for State officers, prescribed by the general laws rela tive to elections. Sac. 3. Be it farther resolved, etc., That flila joint resolution shall take effect from and after its passage. _______ (Signed) MORTIMER CARR, Speaker of the House of Representatives. (Signed) OSCAR J. DUNN, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. Approved March 16,1870. (Signed) H. C. WARMOTH, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copv: Geo. E. Bovee, Secretary of State. pin. 12. JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Louisiana. Be it resolved by the Senate and Horwe ot Representatives of the State of Louisiana, in General Assembly convened, two-thirds of the members elected to each House agreeing thereto, That the followingamend nient to the constitution of the State of Louisiana shall be submitted to the people of the State at the next general election Tor representatives of the General Assembly, and if approved and ratified by a majority of the voters at said election, tue same shaD become a part of the constitution. Article —, That prior to the first dayfof January, one thousand eight hundred and ninety, the debt of the State shall not he so increased as to exceed twenty-five millions of dollars. (Signed) MORTIMER CARR, Speaker of the House of Representatives. (Signed) OSCAR J. DUNN, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. Approved March 16, 1870. (Signed) II. C. WARMOTH, Governor of tho State of Louisiana. A true copy : George E. Bovee, Secretary of State, aultnojt' EDUCATIONAL^ ^YLVEHTEK EARNED INSTITUTE. This institution, established by tlie Presbyterian Churches of the city of Neur Orleans, lor the thorough and systematic education of vomig ladies, will commence" its brut session ou the THIRD MOM DAY of September proximo, in the Lecture Rooms of the First Presbyterian Church, opposite Lafay ette square. The course of instruction wilt extend through four vcurs.stnd. in addition to the branches usually taught in advanced high schools aud female col leges, will embrace, iu tlie third aud fourth years, lectures upon Mental and Moral Science, the phi losophy of History and kindred subjects connected with tho studies "of those years, by Presbyterian clergymen of this city, who have volunteered their services for this object. Diplomas will be conferred at the completion of the course, but certificates will be <fiven at the close of each scholastic year to those who have sat isfactorily finished the studies prescribed for that year. Scholars, if found qualified will be admitted to advanced classes, and young ladies, not otherwise connected wi th the institution, will be admitted to the li>ctures of the third and fourth years. The school is not designed to be sectarian, but Las Ixi-u founded upon the broad principle that moral culture is as essential as the highest mental development to a complete education. The principal of the Institute, William O. Roger*, Esq., (late Superintendent of the New Orleans city schools), will be aided by Mrs. Joseph 8. Pogaud, as Vice Principal, aud by competent and experienced Professors and Teachers, who have been selected for the various departments of study. Circulars, stating tuition rates, with other de tails. can be obtained at the principal Bookstore*, or from any of the following named gentlunen, who constitute the Board of Directors: Kev. 11. M. PALMER. D. D., LL. D., President. Rev. H. M. SMITH, I). D. Kev. THOMAS K. MARKIIAM. Rev. A. K. DICKSON. Rev. WILLIAM FLINN. JOSEPH S. PAUALD, Esq. HENRY CINDER. Esq . Secretary. WILLIAM l>. ROGERS, Executive Offiocr. New- Orleans. August 15, 1370. se4 lm j^OUI.SIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, (NAME CHANGED FROM LOUISIANA STATE SEMINARY), BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA,* Founded and Supported by the Stale of Louisiana. , NINTH SESSION, Now iuprogress, will ciose last Wednesday ir. J *ne, 1370. Tlie oi-xt session will begin first Monday in September next, und will continue ten months. ACADEMIC BOARD Consists of a full corps of able instructors in all brandies of Literature and Science usually taught n the best colleges aud universities. COURSE OP STUDY Embraces a Preparatory and Academic Department, including a Literary, Scientific and Optional Course, a Special School of Civil Engineering, aud a Com mercial School. LIBRARY, APPARATUS AND CABINETS, Well selected and valuable. The Geological and Mineralogical Cabinets, etc., the largest ami most complete in the South, embracing the extensive col lections of the late Colonel Wailes, of Mississippi, and the Cabinets of the Topographical, Geo logical and Botanical Survey of Louisiana. ADMISSION » Granted to Cadets not under fifteen years of age. who know Arithmetic, English Grammar and Geog raphy. EXPENSES Of every kind, except clothing, for ten month*, $350; $200 payable iu advance, balance February 1, or by accepted draft, at eight per cent.| for ninety dai s. Payments may be made throngh the China or Citizens' Bank. Cadets received at any time during the seseioo, aud charged from date of entrance. DISCIPLINE, the Institution at a cost of twenty-five dollar* per suit. P'or further information, address D. P. BOYD, Superintendent, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Mat 1, 1870. Office *f the University iu New Orleans, atSwar* brick A. Co.'s, 59 Camp street. * Until the rebuilding of the College edifice, lately destroyed by tire, near Alexandria, the Institution is temporarily located at Baton Rouge, in the Deaf and Dumb Asylum. Location very healthy, and ac; commodations ample for a large number of Cadets. Number this session, one hundred and seventy. my 17 ly _ BANKSA^ BMKING^^ JIU IIAKD C. BOND, (T. F. Fishhk), STOCK AND NOTE BROKER, 162........^■•Common Street............162, jailly t^T. CHARLES LOAN OFFICE. 13............St. Charles Street............IB ST. L. DESTEZ. SUCCESSOR OP 4. MARCHAND. Money loaned on furniture, clothing, jewelry, diamonds, etc. ap2 ly JgPECIE AND EXCHANGE OFFICE or BRUNO & WARNER, 146 Gravier Street, near St. Charles. Pay tho highest prices for all kinds of American and Foreign GOLD, SILVER, BULLION and RAPKR MONEY. 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