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JfFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE UNITED STATES J8URNAL OF NEW ORLEANS "OFFICIAL [For tin 1 Sunday Republi PEACH. LOUISE BILLIN'.' .MMLDISl.. I :.m» my lmniMe cottage « ■>< Sor is mv bn«i-r •■mbc'.aalird TRuore's many a prouder lin-nr " But ub ! there is none d.-atet t 3 simple primrose o er my ... • to X blue binl all dnv sins, «ithi Tbe siiuheams and the si anted I To lend its perfect peai e unto »O ere wild bees hum aniona t ■ yo.l .golden gau/e-rties lightly f hit where Nature', tnusir s *c And all things wisely ow n li:s rw-re's many a hum more sublime, Where quaint exoties glo« mi JT'ieiv alien bird, iti gilded boa To Bing once more tlieir tree b grand, ith rare art: thin tin* loud, the heart. twines. Aa*l erowiD'il diiimoi th** j is bi Might from o'er J<it :n iny Miiiy!* ruh*-a my !t cart liatls rest. A:ul lM*uven'« are gen ns enough tor me. 1 «k«***t» to hear the alien .un. i's <<xi song. ( fthun tlie sick exotit a te *. criftii accut. 1 for itiqq isom-J ■> U" i.* long. Wh.-it all ltd beauty is Wit! i t'lralaiom blent. Irabiau Jw-rtiti flu* lH»u<l;i in a li-eat so.» Sweeter to nu \ tlie 1 treat-i o: low.*. That Iri-cly watt T he.r » » <v upon otlier brow may w.-ar ra: mull! Sdme otlier ii.m.ii' •ertor-n its m.g! ask To keep my Jit il»* co.:age "hi Ao*l ;;u.ir.l ii is !!•* v* m.M ha . e ui'.' J A LKrtrtON. a and ran i.l dowers tin- a:r. ,'s he giving: . come ag * l. inning ator ' •old, or pain: A'e ea« not alw The woman h: She has such a Of hunger, oi She wearies with i Her Johnny is <e.it Her children are si 1 tire ot her listlo Orand Philip sat lazny reading; The crimson gaslight shook yiem a shade that wa., may -tiute.l Its red flakes over his trios. 1 thought that he did uof nouee; But suddenly, sweet and low. He said, with the voice of a dreamer. "Don't let the woman go. And then, w ith his smile so royal. So sweet with pity and pam. H .-ailed her into the study Out of the merciless rain. "Sii down, my fiiL-ii.l, and he gave her The lr-st eliair in the piaeo: And I saw a quit k flush bngiiten Her haggard and listless fare. Ami then, with his tones like music, He sounded her frozen heart, fill*,lie thrill of a tender question Sundered its ice apart: And tears ami sobs and pass.on y'aiiie thit k a, the nu.'might ra.n: An.i she told such a pitiful -Tory, Mv own heart Throbbed with p. n. You see, ' sail! mv Philip, softly . She is greater than von or I. She has struggled and conquered where we, love. Should niay-be sink down and die: She has fought in the d irk. with demons. With evil ou every side: And Satan hath tried to strip h : .been of her woman's pr.d • "Love. let us lie very ten i -:: The low liest soul ntav in* A fi tuple of priceless treasures That only a 1 1 Oil tall see.' ho ilie woman left our str-i" With the late of an ang. . of. ght: .Aud she is my noblest pattern Who value as a beggar tiiat night. .HAN AS RICH AS AI.L. OUGHT TO BE." BY K. P. •l.h. A great many ot the sudden iortuiios smile by the war were the results of the development of new sources of national wealth. Petroleum, for instance, in spite of all the rascalities nonnected with it. has grown, since the war began, from compara tively nothing to an annual product of some thirty millions: aud to the future historian sjf our society no story will be mote signifi cant than that told of the young woman, •o ho. being reproved by a ile,pairing lover .for rejecting him three days after she had pledged to him her heart and hand, an swered loftily: "Why. since I accepted you. dad's struck ile!" Now the "dads' - that strike "ile" are infinitely of more import ance to the country than the dandies who set fashions. There is a wretched cunt current in cer tain circles. which professes a kind of sen timental horror of the material advance ment of the nation at the expense of its in tellectual progress: bur it will be generally found that thi.~ genteel contempt of wealth is one of the luxuries of The rich, and is drawled out by /coses in purple, not by workers in homespun. Seneca, with two millions out at usury, can afford to chant the praises of poverty: but for our own part, we prefer the tine extravagance of that philosopher, who declared "that no yuan was as rich as ai. men ought to be." For what does competency in the long run mean ! It means, to all reasonable beings, cleanliness of person, decency of dress, courtesy of manners, opportunities for edu cation, "the delights of leisure and the bliss of giving.— From the Atlanta Monthly fur March. THE COURTS. United States Circuit Court. In the following cases: Myra Clarke Gaines vs. 1*. T. Agnelly ot ah. P. N. Mon- seaux et al.. M. .J. DeLizardi et al.. X. Louegue et ah. Charles Lon.jis et ah, 1). Cronau et al , Cemplin et ah By consent of counsel, aud tor want of time, the demurrers it'd pleas ill these cases were continued until the seventeenth instant at eleven o'clock A. M. James W. 15. Nelson vs. E. E. Norton, .-Assignee of Laura J. Chapman et ah By consent of counsel the demurrer in this ease was withdrawn, and a decree pro conftsso entered against E. E. Norton, against the original and supplemental bill, The decree involves the ownership and usufruct of a plantation in Morehouse parish, near Bayou <te Gallium containing Jive hundred and fifty and a quarter acres. The assignee is discharged from all liability, aud the ease referred to M. M. Cohen, master in chan cery. to take an account ot the rents and revenues of the plantation since September 11. 1 Stilt, and the personal property with which, according to the terms oi the decree. Laura J. Chapman aud John L. Chapman and-Marye may be chargeable. In the case of J. P. E. Murrell vs. A. E. Mien Venn, et ah. defendant s were ordered to show cause on the sixteenth instant, why a new trial should not be granted. In the case of 11. A. Wilkins vs. J. Ci. Olivier et ah the plaintiff was ordered to show cause on the twenty-first, why a new trial should not be granted. In the ease of Thompson Dean et al. vs. A..A. Hawthorne, and the case of Eliza W. Latham vs. Daniel Hickey, judgment by de tank was given against defendants. Eune A. Bodly vs. C. A. Pierce. The rule previously taken in this case was made ab solute anil the default taken ou the twenty eighth ultimo, as well as the judgment en tered on the third instant were set aside and annulled. The case of the United States vs. K. K. . Smith was resumed, the accused being charged with not having the tear ot God before his eyes, intending great evil to cer tain innocents, who wore then and there •good and valuable citizens ot the United Mates, etc. United State, District Attorney Beckwith appealed for the proset ution, aud the defence was conducted by Messrs. A. P. Field, R. 11. Shannon aud 11. L. Lynch. Th'" o ttkii considerable difficulty experi enced in empaneling a jury, but at length the panel was filled. Counsel for defence then made an exception to the affidavit upon which the indictment was founded, on the ground that the United States Commis thmer had no jurisdiction in that matter, »nd. that consequently the whole proceed ing founded upon the affidavit and subse quent indictment was void. . . Judge Woods gave an elaborate decision, sustaining the affidavit: so the ease pn - reeded upon its merits. The following jury vras impaneled: K. IE Isabelle, John Pemberton. George (iiacii'ii. L. Angustin, A. Hoffman, II. Pohlman. M. D. Lagan. Pierre Caseuave, H. la sseps, Robert J. Ford, Joseph Kelly anil John Lane. "A cloud of witnesses" were examined both for the prosecution and defense. The only testimony having the least approach to direct, was that of Isaac Jeuks. who, with a great amount of circumlocution, tes tified that he had lieon requested by Mr. Smith to put his name to a paper, the con tents of which he did not know. United States Commissioner A\ idler was exauiiued at some length, but bis evidence did not appear to bring home any gmk to the accused, for there appeared nothing to show that signing the paper in question in voiced the crime of perjury, hence there could be no proof of subornation. Messrs. Marks, Kenaud, and Larbart were examed but their evidence was nothing to tlie purpose. Messrs. Htinsakei*. Howard and Burch testified, but as nothing bail been proved, it was somewhat a work of snperogatiou. The ease was submitted by consent of counsel without argument, the court made a brief charge, the .jury retired, and returning immediately, gave a verdict of not guilty. Wien the King of Franco and 40,00b men marched up a hill ami then marched down again, if the transaction was a greater fiz zle than the attempt to bring home a charge of perjury to Mr. Smith, concerning the Douaidsonville riots, then it would be rea sonable to believe that no Republicans were murdered during the Douaidsonville riots, but that it was all a pretence. The counsel for the defense so conducted the case tor Dr. Smith that bis conduct and character should be vindicated, and that he should come out of this severe ordeal of per secution unblamable and spot less bet ore the community where be bad been so assailed and charged by political antagonists. Eighth District Court—Decisions by Judge Dibble. Judge Dibble, of the Eighth District Court, has just rendered a couple of oral decisions. In the case of J. L. Moutieu. Assessor anil Tax Collector of the parish of Jefferson, suing for a mandamus to couijk-I Auditor Graham to warrant in his favor for some $5900 for services alleged to have been performed in making out the assessment rolls of the Fifth District of the city of New Orleans, Judge Dibble decided that the mandamus could not issue, aud refused the order. Iu this case, Moutieu, who was Assessor of the parish of Jefferson before the annex ation of the City of Jefferson to the city of New Orleans, recovered for his services in said parish, some $4000. After the Fifth l>istrict was formed out of the parish of Jefferson. Moutieu came in aud claimed some $5009 for the assessment rolls which he had made out. and which were to lie used by the State in collecting the taxes of the said Fifth District under the law which allows the State assessors of the pal ish of Orleans five per centum upon the amount of the rolls. Judge Dibble said he could not sec how Moutieu could claim additional compensa tion for work which he hail already been paid to perform. There had been a hiatus in the Assessor's department, but Moutieu had never been during that time an assessor ot the parish of Orleaus. In the case of Andrew J. Davern. con stable of the Second District Court, asking for a mandamus to compel tlie Auditor to warrant in his favor for expenses alleged to have been incurred iu bringing certain prisoners and witnesses from the parish of Ascension to this city. Judge Dibble ruled that the prayer must be granted. Seventh District Court. M. Mtisson & Co. vs. A. Foster Elliot.— It seems to have been generally inferred from the portion of Judge Colleus' opinion in this suit heretofore published, that the ( use was decided adversely to the defend ant. But such is not the fact. The court IipM that the privilege g'veu to Mttsson A Co. bv the act of 1855 relative to vendor's lieu on agricultural products of the United States was lost by prescription, as the suit was not commenced within five days from date ol' tlie side of the cotton, and that, therefore, the claim of the defendant upon the cotton must lte preferred to that of the plaintiffs. But inasmuch as the cotton was merely pledged to secure the debt due to the defendant, it was decreed that defend ant bi- condemned toaceount for tlie proceeds ot the sale of if. and after deducting from the proceeds the amount advanced by linn on the cotton, say $20,740, to pay io the plaintiffs tbg residue, if any there be, not exceeding $5630 30, with interest, etc. Sixth District Court.—An Alleged Hur ilqrer Relented Upon n Writ of Haliens Corpus. A man named Henry Carter was released from prison by Judge Cooley, upon a writ of habeas corpus. It appears that the prisoner had been con fined in the Parish Prison by tlie Criminal Sheriff, upon an order from the Sheriff of Plaquemines, which reads as follows: J. A. Massicot, Criminal .Sheriff. Parish of Orleans: Please receive aud keep in your custody the body of Ileurv Carter, charged with the crime of murder iu the parish of Plaque mines. A. DAUNOY. February 27, 1371. Judge Cooley decided that the commit ment was informal aud wholly inadequate, aud the prisoner went ou his w ay rejoicing. Miscellaneous —The First National Bank. The case of the creditors of the First Na tional liauk of New Orleaus vs. tho receiver aud Controller of the Currency, involving thiee quarters ol a million of dollars in con test between the United States aud the creditors of the bank, was argued before the United States Supreme Court ou the seventh instant, by the Attorney and Solici tor General for the government, aud by Jmlge John A. Campbell and Henry B. Kelly. Esq., of the New Orleaus bar, lor tlie creditors. An early decision is expected, aud a large fund now in the treasury is held to abide the result. This week will be one of interest in court matters, particularly in regard to cases fixed for trial before the Eighth District Court. Among the leading cases will be the writs of mandamus upon the State Auditor in the matter of the claim of J. O. Nixon, and in the matter of the State floating debt. The case of C. S. Sauvinet vs. the Bank saloon will also come up during the week. Commissioner Weller's Court. (>ne of the crew oi the steamer Enter prise made a claim lor wages against the boat, and a charge of assault and battery against the mate. The evidence showed that neither claim or charge were well founded, aud the wholo matter was dis missed' To Dress Com.a its.—For this purpose use the best starch, say two pounds, and four ounces of wax and six and a half pints of water; first dissolve tho wax ill the boiling water, take the vessel oft the fire and allow it to stand for five minutes; during this time dissolve the starch in the smallest possible quantity of cold water, tlem pour it gradually into the vessel and boil for twenty-five minutes—keep stirring all the time: this starch can boused quite cold; rub it wt 11 into tlie dollars, wring as tight as you can, finish by wringing in a cloth, then iron; thus you will have them stiff without being hard, and when well dressed will have that beautiful elastic finish so much admired in new collars. jKWELElt's Cl-.ui. NT. —The following a recipe for a strong cement, used bv some oriental nations, for the purpose of attach ing precious stones to metallic surface Take six pieces of gum mastic, the size of peas, and dissolve in the smallest possible quantity of alcohol. Soften some isinglass in water, aud saturate strong brandy with it. till you have two ounces of glue ; then rub in two small pieces ot sal ammoniac. Mix the two preparations at a heat. Keep well stoppered. .Set the bottle in hot water before using. It is said by the Turks that this preparation will unite two metallic sur faces, even polished steel. A quaint old gentleman, of an active, stirring disposition, had a man at work in his garden who was quite the reverse. "Jones," said he, "did you ever see a snail!" "Certainly," said Jones. "Then," said the old boy, "yon must have mot him, for you never could overtake him." OFFICIAL JOURNAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE FIRHT SESSION SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY STATE OF LOUISIANA. Fiftieth Day's Session. SENATE CnAMBY.lt, 7 Thursday, March 2, 1871. S The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Present: Hon. O. J. Dunn, Lieutenant Governor and President ot the Senate; and Messrs. Anderson, Antoine, Barber, Black man. Bowman, Butler, Campbell, Coupland. Daigle. Fish. Futcli, Gallup, Harris, llerwig. Hunsaker, Ingraham, Jenks. Kelso, Lewis, Lynch, McMillen. Noland, O'Hara, Pierce, Pinehbaek. Kagan, Kay. Smith, Swords, Svpher, Thomas, Thompson, Twitched, Todd. Whitney, Wilcox—36. Prayer by tl.e Chaplain. The minutes of the previous day's session were corrected and their reading dispensed with. EXECUTIVE MESSAGE. Statk up I.orisiiN l. ^ Kx.'cut ive Department. / New Orleaus, March 1, 1371. ) To the Honorable l'resideut ami Member* of the Senate: Herewith I return without my approval ail act entitled "an act to authorize Mrs. Louisa Bourgeois, wife of Thomas Taqiiino. to mortgage or alienate her dotal prop erty." It is the policy of the law to protect mar ried women against the influence of their husbands, so far as the disposition and iu ciimbrauce of their si parate property is con cerned. Dotal property can nut lie mort gaged except ill the special eases pointed out by law When tlie wife desires to mort gage her separate property for her indi vidual benefit, she is allowed to do so by the existing laws, on complying with the forms prescribed, and satisfying the dis trict judge of her domicile that the transac tion slie intends to enter into is really lor her separate advantage. Wliv, then, should a separate law be passed to enable Mrs. Taquino to mortgage her property, unless it be for the benefit of her husband or the community ! Aud it' so, I can not sanction a private statute which has for its sole object to withdraw the gen eral protectiou ot the law from this lady iu particular. H. C. WAKMOTH, Governor of Louisiana. • MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE. Hamm ok Rkkkkskntatitks. ) Thursday, March 2. 1871. S To the Honorable President aud Members of the Senate: Gentlemen— l am directed to inform the Senate that the House has concurred in the following Senate bills, viz : Senate bill No. 216, an',act to provide for the preservation of the documents aud rec ords of the late First Judicial District Court ot Louisiana, parish ot Orleans. Senate bill No. 244, an act to authorize the city of New Orleans to construct, or cause to lie constructed, by contract or otherwise, a shell Voad from Marigny canal to Lake Ponchartrain, to authorize the collection of tolls for the use of same, aud to lease said road with the privilege to collect toll there from. Senate bill No. gif*. ;,•) act granting ferry privileges to Messrs. O. C. French. H. II. Harris and Bennett Hitchcock, their heirs and assigns, across the Mississippi liver at the town of Yidalia, in the parish of Con cordia, State of Louisiana. Senate bill No. 123, an act to amend aud re-enact set tion eleven of an act entitled "an act to incorporate the Jfortli Louisiana aud Texas Railroad Company." approved Sep tember 26. 1868. Senate bill No. Ilf*, an act authorizing the Secretary of State to purchase two thou sand copies of the "Louisiana Magistrates and Parish Officers' Guide." Senate bill No. 132. an act to incorporate the "Sons of Israel Association" of tlie town of Nati hitoclies. Senate bill No. 93. an act to create the parish of Vernon, aud providing for the or ganization thereof. Senate bill No. 179, an act for the relief of F. L. Jewell, of Pointe Coupee. Senate bill No. 2H8, an act to incorporate the Atcliafalaya Bay Company of Louisiana, for the purpose of making a deep channel through the said bay, to facilitate the car rying on of commercial intercourse between the State of Louisiana aud State of Texas and foreign countries. Senate bill No. 238, an act to extend tlie commission appointed by tlie act entitled an act to amend and re-enaet sections one and two. and to repeal section three of an act entitled "an act to provide pensions for the veterans of 1814 and 181f>. or their wid ows, according to the requirements of article 124 of the constitution of 1868.' ap proved October 13. |sf>8; and to create a commission to ascertain who are the widows of deceased veterans of 1814 and 181.>, aud who are veterans of those years, who have not Heretofore been awarded a pension by law; anil providing compensation for said commission aud their clerks, approved March 16. 1870: and making an appropria tion to pay expenses aud to pay pensions. Senate bill No. 10!*. an art amending an a«'t to incorporate the town of Breaux Bridge, in the parish of St. Martin, and to regulate the same. Senate bill No. 121. an act to incorporate the town of Brasheat-, in the parish of St. Mary, and to repeal an act entitled "an act to incorporate tho town of Brashear. iu the parish of St. Mary," approved March 8, 18ii0. aud all acts amendatory thereto. Senate bill No. 213, an act to emancipate Paul Lisso, minor son of Paulin Lasso. Senate bill No. 219, an act to incorporate tlie Morning Star Benevolent Association, of Shreveport, Louisiana. Senate bill No. 214, an act to incorporate the Lone Star Benevolent Association, of tlie patisb of West Feliciana, State of Lou isiana. Senate bill No. 221. an act for the relief of K. P. Bouton, State Tax Collector for the parish of Union. Senate bill No. 215, an act to establish an institution for tho deaf and dumb at Baton Rouge, to provide for tlie organiza tion aud government thereof, to provide for the appointment of a board of trustees and to provide temporary quarters for the Lou isiana State University. Senate bill No. 33, an act reorganizing the police juries of tlie State, and prescrib ing the number thereof, and tlie mode of election, and fixing their duties and com pensation. Senate bill No. 117. to correct typograph ical errors in the Revised Civil Code. WILLIAM VIGEKS. Chief Clerk. To tlie Honorable President aud Members of tlie Senate: Gentlemen— The House of Representa tives lias passed over the Governor's veto, by the constitutional two-thirds vote— An act for the relief of J. O. Nixon. An act for the relief of S. Bolden. An act relative to the Louisiana Ware house Company. The House has concurred in the following Senate bills: Senate bill No. 2:51, an act to release the damages for non-payment of taxes due pre vious to the year L869, etc. Senate bill No. 61, an act to incorporate the Cosmopolitan Bank ot New Orleans. Senate joint resolution No. 0,. authorizing the Chattanooga railroad to change its name. Senate bill No. 97, to establish an institu tion for the blind, etc. Senate bill No. 77. an act to aid the New Orleans Academy of Sciences. Senate bill No. 211, authorizing the Gov ernor of the State of Louisiana to grant leave of absence. Senate bill No. 231. an act making an ap propriation to close Kimball's bayou. Senate bill No. 209, an act to ratify the contract of the city of Shreveport, etc. « Senate bill No. 27, to amend article 573 of the Code of Practice. Senate bill No. 236, au act indorsing__ ordinance of the Police J ury of Morehouse parish. Senate bill No. 147, Stato funding bill, with an amendment. Senate bill No. 148, recusation of defend ants in tlie courts of New Orleans. I am also instructed to inform the Senate that the Speaker of the House of Represent atives has signed— An act relative to justices of the peace in Jefferson parish. An act for lioldiug court in tho Ninth Judicial District. Also, to ask the signature of the Presi dent of the Senate to the following enrolled bills: Au act to incorporate Francs-Amts Assoc i ation. An act relative to a new map of the State. An act for the relief of tho parish of Jef ferson. An act incorporating the Roncal water power. An act relative to ovster fisheries WILLIAM VIGEKS. Chief Clerk. OK Rkkkkskntativk-, l Office «»f Chief Clerk. New Orleans, March 2. 1371. > To the Honorable President aud Me iiiImus ot the Senate: I am directed bv the House of Repre sentatives to ask the concurrence of your honorable body in House bill No. 280. the revenue bill. WILLIAM VIGEKS. Chief Clerk. MESSAGE TO THE HOUSE. The .secretary presented to the House for concurrence— Senate bill No. 73, to incorporate the Louisiana Transportation Company, etc. Senate bill No. 248: general appropriation bill. Senate joint resolution No. 18. to raise a committee to collect from the United States the value of cotton, etc., turned over to the United States, etc. Ami notified it that the Senate had con icurrt d in House amendments to Senate bill No. 147, to amend and re-enact section two of au act to provide lor the payment or funding of the fioating debt ot the State, etc., approved March 16. 1870. And requested the signature of the Speaker to enrolled bills, viz: Establishing the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Judicial Districts, etc. To purchase 78)0 copies each of the Revised Civil Code, and the Revised Code of Prac tice of the State of Louisiana. To alter and shorten a part of the public road leading from the Mississippi river to Bayou Barutaria, Jefferson parish, right bauk, anil to provide for makiug the new part thereof; and returned, as concurred iu, House bill No. 280, to provide a revenue, to levy and collect taxes, etc. And, presented lor concurrence, Senate joint resolution No. 1!*, relative to the com mission for distribution of funds for relief of sufferers by small-pox in St. Helena aud Tangipahoa. RECOI'TS OK COMMIT! KES. Mr. Harris, from the Committee on En grossuient, reported the following bills us having been duly engrossed: Senate bill No. 218, the genera! appropria tion bill. Senate .joint resolution No. 18. to rai committee to collect trom the United States the value of cotton, etc., turned over to the United States, etc. Senate bill No. 240, to be entitled au act to provide for the adjustment and settle ment of Metropolitan Police claims and a sessmt nts. Mr. Thompson, from the special commi tee io investigate the report of the commi: sion for the distribution of the small pox fund, submitted the following report Your committee to whom was referred the report of the board distribution the report of the board distribution the sinall-pox fund, appropriated by* act No. -jn, of 187il. would respectfully report that tlie hoard of distribution have faith fully discharged the trust imposed upon them. W. L. THOMPSON, Chairman. Mr. Fish, from the committee to exatuin the books of the Auditor of Public Ac counts, submitted the following report : To tii** Honorable President and Members of t'a Senate Gentlemen —Your committee appointed to examine the books and accounts of tin Auditor respectfully report that with the assistance of a competent expert they ha v performed that duty, and find that the books have been kept as required by law. and tlie accounts arc correct as reported by him in bis annual report to the General Assembly, dated December. 1870. aud your committee would especially refer to the method adopted by the Auditor of register ing interest coupons of State bonds as one eminently calculated to secure the State agaiust the commission of frauds in its interest account hereafter. We have the honor to be very respect fully. etc.. STEPHEN S. VlSH. Chairman: A. B. HARRIS. GEORGE V. KELSO. Mr. Fish, from the city delegation, sub mitted the following report: Sknatr Committkh okUiti IYklzoat ON. I New Orleans, March 1. 1871. ) To the Honorable President and Members of the Seuate : Your committee bog leave to report favor ably on Senate bill No. 205. entitled an act to amend section thirty-one of an act ap proved March 16. 1870, in relation to the government of the citv of New Orleans. STEPHEN S. FISH. Chairman: P. F. HERWIG, A. E. BARBER. HUGH J. CAMPBELL, E. W. PIERCE. T. V. COUPLAND, E. BUTLER. JAMES H. INGRAHAM. Mr. Pinchback. from the Committee on Enrollment, made the following reports: CloMSUTTK* ON KNK0LI.MK.NT,} New Orleans. Match 2. 1371. > To the Honorable President and Members of the Senate: Gentlemen —Your Committee on Enroll ment beg leave to report as duly enrolled the following bill, to wit: Senate bill No. 153, entitled an act to pro vide for the cleaning out of Bavou Portage and Bayou Mayers, and digging a canal from Bayou Mayers to Bayou Yokely, for the purpose of securing better drainage to a large portion of the parish of St. Marv, anti to grant tho aid of the State thereto. Very respectfully, P. B. S. PINCHBACK, Chairman. COMMITTK.K ON EnkOI.LMKNT. 1 Now Orleans, March 2. 1871. ( T6 the Honorable President and Members of the Senate. Gentlemen: Your Committee on Enroll ment beg leave to report al duly enrolled the following bills, to wit: Senate bill No. lrt, entitled an act to pur chase live hundred copies each of the Revised Civil Code and the Revised Code of Practice of the State of Louisiana, edited by Albert Voorhies. Also, Senate bill No. 246. entitled an act to alter and shorten a part of the public road leading from the Mississippi river to Bayou Barataria, Jefferson parish, right bank, and to provide for making the new part thereof. Also, substitute for Senate bills Nos. 82 and 105, entitled an act establishing the Fif teenth and Sixteenth Judicial Districts, and providing for the time of holding the courts iu said districts and parishes, and the time for which the judges and district attorneys iu said districts shall hold their offices. Very respectfully. P. B. S. PINCHBACK. Chairman. Committkb on Enrollmknt, ? New Orleans, March 2, 1871. ) To the Honorable President aud Members of the Senate: Gentlemen —Your Committee on Enroll ment beg leave to report as duly enrolled the following Senate bill: No. 137, an act to amond an act entitled "an act to extend the limits of the parish of Orleans," etc, approved March 16,1870, and to prescribe additional regulations for tho government of the corporation of the city of New Orleans. Respectfully, • B.s: PINCHBACK. Chairman. JOINT RESOLUTION. By Mr. Thompson: Senate joint resolution relative to the commission for distribution ot funds for re lief of the sufferers by small-pox in St. Helena and Tangipahoa. Passed its first reading. The constitutional rule was then sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, and the bill put on its second reading. The bill was considered engrossed The constitutional rule was further sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, the ill put on its third reading, aud finally adopted with its title. RESOLUTIONS. Mr. Pinchback introduced a resolution to pay the mileage and per diem of Gustave Baker, contestant in the case of J. R. Gal lup. which, on motion of Mr. Noland, was amended so as to read as follows: Pe-iolrcl, That Gustave Baker and Charles E. Merrill, contestants in the cases of John R. Gallup aud T. H. Noland, be allowed their mileage and per diem up to date, and rbe Warrant Clerk of the Senate be and he is hereby authorized to pay the same out of the contingent fund of the Senate. Adopted. By Mr. No'.and: Jtcsolrnl. That the Secretary be allowed to ke.q* bis messenger, not to exceed twenty days, his warrant to be drawn from the Sergeaiit-at-Aruis, to be paid out of the con tingent expenses of the Senate. Adopted. By Mr. Harris: lie sol red, That C. W. Colton, official re porter. be allowed four hundred dollars, as extra compensation. Adopted. By Mr. Hunsaker: Prsolrrrl. That the Chaplain of the Senate be allowed his mileage, and that the \\ ar rant Clerk of the Senate bo aud is hereby instructed to pay the same out of the con tiugent fund. Adopted. By Mr. Whitney: Jiesolreil. That the committee to audit and supervise the accounts of the Senate be au thorized to continue in session after the adjournment a sufficient number of days not to exceed twenty, to settle the accounts of the Warrant Clerk, and to prepare a re port of the expenses of the Senate, to be presented to the next session of the Gen eral Assembly, and that they be authorized to employ clerks, the expenses to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate. Adopted. By Mr. Daigle: liesolrcil. That a special committee of three be appointed to examine the books ami papers of the Committee on Contingent Exjienses of the Seuate. aud that they be allowed to bold over for thirty days after the session, aud be allowed one clerk. Lies over. By Mr. Todd: liesoiled, That the following sums be paid for extra services performed by the em ployes of the Senate, to wit: Assistant Ser geaiit-at-Arms. $150: messenger. $150: Post master, $150: the same to be paid out of the contingent fund of the seuate. Lies over. Mr. Blarkman called up the following resolution: liesolred. That the Auditor of Public Ac counts and the Treasurer of the State re port to this Senate what bonds of the State of Louisiana were issued between the twenty-sixth day of January. A. I). 1861, and the date of tin* adoption of tlie present constitution, and signed by the Governor of the Stare for the time being, anil are now outstanding, the different acts under winch the same were issued; their separate amounts aud denominations: the amount of interest due on the same: whether the Au ditor's and Treasurer's books pertaining to the intervening period are in those offiees: and if not records are. Adopted. Mr. Galli lutiou: where these books and other d ui> the following liesol 'ved. That Y he official journa 1 of the Senate lie publisl led iu the Wes t Baton Rouge Si of or plan /<•/•. anil that the same be paid for out of the contingent expense fund. lie so lution rejee ted. Mr. Barber called up the following res© lution: Resolved. That the following named police officers be paid the sunt of one hundred i$l"0l dollars each for extra services ren dered the Senate during the present term, viz: Thomas H. Wynne.......... L. Kliineliart................ William Hutchinson........ J. il. Lawler................ David Donovan...... Joseph Johnson...... W. It. Johnson. .■..... Frank McLaughlin.. ............$100 ............ 100 ............ 100 .......... 100 ............ 100 ............ 100 ............ 100 ............ 100 ............$800 Total............. Adopted. Mr. Todd offered the following resolu tion: Resolved. That the pages and messengers of the Senate be allowed as extra compen sation the sum of fifty dollars, aud the Warrant Clerk is hereby required to pay the same. Laid over. Mr. Jenks offered the following resolution: Resolved. That the President of the Senate lie and he is hereby authorized to contract for tlif printing of five hundred copies of the Debates of the Senate for the present session, in pamphlet form, for the use of the Senate, the price thereof not to exceed five dollars per page, the same to be printed in type known as "long* primer, solid:" said debates to be revised aud prepared by Un official Reporter, for which lie shall receive his regular per diem for the period of fifteen days after the adjournment of the General Assembly. Laid over. Mr. Thomas offered the following resolu* tion : Resolved, That the pages and porters, on account of discount on warrants, be allowed the sum of eighteen dollars extra compen sation. Laid over. Mr. Thompson offered the following reso lution : Resolved. That the sum of one thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appro priated to "Argus." of the Commercial Bul letin. out ot the contingent fund of the Senate. Laid over. INTRODUCTION OK BILLS. By Mr. Campbell: Senate bill No. 254, to be entitled an act defining the obligations of the city of New Orleans to be redeemed as part of tlie fioat ing debt under the provisions of section forty, act No. 7, approved March 16, 1870, and to enforce the same. Passed its first reading. The constitutional rule was then suspended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, the bill put on its second reading, aud considered en grossed for a third reading. Also, a bill to be entitled au act to incor porate the .New Orleans Steamboat aud Shipping Protection Company. Passed its first reading. Mr. Campbell moved to suspend the con stitutional rule to put the bill on its second reading. On a call of tlie yeas and nays the Senate refused, by the following vote : Yeas: Anderson, Barber, Butler, Camp bell. Fish, Gallup, Harris, Herwig, Huu saker, Ingraham, Lewis, Noland, Pierce, Nays: Antoine, Bowman, Coupland, Daigui. Futeh, Lynch, McMillen, Pinchback, Sypher, Thomas, Thompson, I odd, Twiichell—13. Mr. Lewis called up the report of the special committee to examine the affairs ot the Board of Public Works. The report was received and the commit tee discharged. BILLS CALLED LT OUT OF ORDER BY UNANI MOUS CONSENT. By Mr. Hunsaker: House bill No. 163, to be entitled a joint resolution authorizing and requiring the transfer of David Fisher, J. C. Oliver and C'elestiue Oliver from the parish jail of As cension to the parish of Jefferson. Passed its first reading. The constitutional rule was then sus pended by a four-tiftbs affirmative vote, and the bill put on its second reading and adopted. The constitutional rule was further sus pended by a four fifths.affirmative vote, the bill read its third and last time, and finally adopted with its title. By Mr. Lynch: Senate bill No. 280, to be entitled an act to collect the revenue for the State. Passed its first reading. The constitutional rule was theu sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, the bill put on its second reading, and adopted. The constitutional rule was further silv pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, the bill read its third and last time, and finally adopted with its title. By Mr. Ray: House bill No. 119, to be entitled an act granting an appropriation of money to re move obstructions from the Amite river. Passed its first reading. The constitntional rule was then sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, the bill put ou its second reading and adopted. The constitutional rule was further sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, the bill read its third aud last time, and finally adopted with its title. By Mr. Antoine: Senate bill No. 107, to be entitled an act to incorporate the city of Shreveport. The reading of the House amendments to the bill was called for. Mr. Harris moved to dispense with the reading of the amendments. The President decided that when the reading of amendments were called for, the reading can only be disnensed with by un anmous consent. Mr. Wilcox appealed from the decision of the Chair. On a call of tlie yeas aud nays the Chair was sustained by the following vote: Yeas: Anderson, Barber. Blackman, Bow man. Butler. Coupland. Daigle, Futeh, Gallup. Herwig. Hunsaker, Kelso, Lynch, Noland. Pierce. Pinchback, Ragan, Ray, Smith, Swords. Sypher, Thomas. Thompson, Todd—24. Nays: Campbell. Fish, Harris, Twitchell. Wilcox—5. On motion of Mr. Antoine anil after much discussion, the amendments were concurred By Mr. Blackman: House bill No. 269. on first reading, for the relief of the citizens of Bienville parish whose lauds have been retained as the pro perty of non residents, aud offered for sale by error of the tax collector of said parish Passed its first reading. The constitutional rule was then sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, the bill put ou its second reading, and adopted The constitutional rule was further sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, the bill read its third and last time, and finally adopted with its title, liy Mr. Fish: Senate bill No. 240, to be entitled au av to provide for the adjustment and settle ment of Metropolitan Police claims Read its third time aud finally passed with its title. By Mr. Ingraham: House bill No. 117, to be entitled au act to fix the domicile of the New Orleaus. Baton Rouge and Vicksburg Railroad Company etc. Passed its first reading. The constitutional rule was then sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, the bill put on its second reading and adopted. Mr. Pinchback moved to refer the bill to the Committee on Railroads. On motion of Mr. Ragan the motion was laid on the table. Mr. Pinehbaek called for executive ses sion. The call being duly seconded, the Presi dent ordered the chamber cleared of all except members. Executive session being raised, the cou sideratiou of House bill No. 117 was re sumed. On a call of the yeas and nays the Senate" refused to suspend the constitutional rule to put the bill on its third reading by the following vote: Yeas: Blackman. Bowman, Campbell. Daigle. Fish, Futeh. Gallup. Hunsaker. Ingraham, Lewis, Lynch, McMillen. No land. Pierce, Ragan, Ray. Smith, Swords. Sypher, Thomas, Thompson, Twitchell. Whitney. Wilcox—24. Nays: Anderson, Autoine. Barber. Butler. Coupland. Harris. Pinchback, Todd—8. By Mr. Thomas: Seuate bill No. 273. to be entitled an act relative to a public park in the city of New Orleans. Mr. Pinchback moved to take a recess until seven o'clock. Mr. Thomas moved to lay that motion ou the table. On call of the yeas and nays, the Senate decided to lay the motion ou the table by tbc following vote: Yeas: Anderson, Barber, Blackman. Bow man. Butler, Campbell, Daigle, Fish, Gallup, llerwig, Hunsaker, Kelso, Lewis, Lynch, McMilien, Noland, Kagan, Ray. Swords Sypher. Thomas, Thompson 1 Todd. Whitney, Wilcox—26. Nays: Coupland, Harris, Pierce, Pinchback, Smith—*>• Ou a call of the yeas and nays to take up Senate bill No. 273, the Senate decided to take up the bill by the following vote: Yeas: Anderson, Autoine, Barber, Black man. Bowman, Campbell, Daigle, frish, Gallup, Harris. Herwig, Hunsaker, Kelso, Lewis, Lvncli, McMillen, Noland, Pierce, R,i "an, Ray, Smith, Swords. Sypher, Thomas, Thompson, Todd, Twitchell, Whit nov, Wilcox Butler, Coupland, Futcli, Ingraham, Pinchback—5. Mr. Hunsaker moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate adopted the amendment to the bill offered by Mr. Campbell. The Chair decided the motion to recon sider was made too late. The limit laid down in the rules of the Senate prevented the Chair from entertaining the motion. On motion of Mr. Kay the bill was linally adopted with its title. By Mr. Barber: House bill No. 156, to be entitled an act t« incorporate the Louisiana Steamship Company of New Orleans. On cull ol the yeas and nays the Senate Twitchell. Ingraham. decided to suspend the rules to take ap the bill by the following vote: Yeas: Anderson, Antoine, Barber, Bow man, Butler, Campbell, Daigle, py, Gallup, Harris, Herwig, Hunsaker, Inn-,! bain, Kelso, Lewis, Lvncli, McMillen, Hie land, Pierce, PinchWk, Ragan, Ra v Smith. Swords, Sypher, Thompson, Todd Twitchell, Whitney, Wilcox—30. Nays: Blackman, Coupland. Futeh. Thomas—4. Passed its first reading. The constitutional rule was then supended bv a four-fifths affirmative vote, the reso lution put upon second rending, and adopted. The constitutional rule was further ans pended by a four-filths affirmative vote, the bill read its third and last time, and finally adopted with its title. On a call of the yeas and nays a motion to take a recess till half-past seven was adopted by the following vote: Yeas: Barber, Bowman, Butler. Camp bell Coupland. Gallup, Herwig. Ingraham. Lewis Lvncli, Pierce, Ragan. Ray, Smith, Svpher, Thomas, Thompson, Twitchell-18. Navs: Anderson, Blackman, Daigle, Har ris Hunsaker, Kelso, Noland. Sword*, Sypher, Todd, Whitney, Wilcox—11. \ The Chair announced that a recess had been ordered until seven o'clock P. M. livening Session. Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Present: Hon. O. J. Dunn, Lieutenant Governor aud President ot the Sou at*: Messrs. Anderson. Antoine, Barber, black man Bowman, Butler. Campbell, Coupland Daigle, Fish. Futeh, Harris, llerwig, Hun saker Ingraham, Kelso, Lewis. Lynch, Mi Millen. Noland. O'Hara, Pierce, Pinehbaek. Ragan, Ray, Smith, Swords. Nypher, Thomas, Thompson, 'lodd. Twitchell, Whitney, Wilcox—36. Mr. Kelso, by unanimous consent, called up Senate bill No. 188, to be entitled an act for the relief of Mrs. Mary Barlow*. Passed its first reading. The constitutional rule was then sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, the bill put ou its second reading, and adopted. The constitutional rule was further sus pended by a four fifths affirmative vote, the bill read* its third and last time, aud finally adopted with its title. BILLS CALLED UP UNDER THE SPECIAL RULK OF THE SENATE. By Mr. Sypher: House bill No. 113, to be eutitled an act supplementary to the several acts relating to the town of Franklin, fixing the salary of the Mayor and Councilmen, aud granting the said Mayor and Council certain powers. Passed its first reading. The constitutional rule was then sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, and the bill put on its second reading. The bill was adopted on second reading. The constitutional rule was further sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, tlie bill read its third and last time, and finally adopted with its title. By Mr. Thomas : , House bill No. 225. to be entitled an act relative to juries in the parish of Caddo. Passed its first reading. The constitutional rule was then sus pended by a four-fiftlis affirmative vote, and the bill put on its second reading. The bill was adopted on second reading. The constitutional rule was further sus pended by a Itmr-fifths affirmative vote, the bill read its third aud last time, aud tiuallt adopted with its title. By Mr. Thompson: House bill No. 164. to be entitled an act for the improvement of the navigation of the rivers Tcliefuncta and Bogue h alia. Passed its first reading. Tho constitutional rule was then sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, and the bill put on its second reading. The bill was adopted on second reading. The constitutional rule was further sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, the bill read its third and last time, and finally adopted with its title. By Mr. Todd: House bill No. 55. to be entitled an act ro prevent frauds in tlie sale and shipment of cotton at the port of New Orleans, aud to provide for aud regulate the inspection thereof. Passed its first reaiiing. The constitutional rule was then sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, aud the bill put on its second reading. On motion of Mr. Lynch, the bill was re jected. By Mr. Twitchell: House bill No. 263, to be eutitled an act granting wharf privileges to James H. Cos grose. of Natchitoches parish. Passed its first reading. The constitutional rule was then sus pended by a four-fifths affirmative vote, and the bill put upon its second reading. The bill was adopted on second reading. The constitutional rule was further sus pended by a four-fiftlis affirmative vote, tliv bill read its third and la.-t time, aud finally adopted with its title. By Mr. Wilcox: House biU No. 16. to amend an act en titled "an act to incorporate the Bayou Rapides Navigation Company," approved February 17, 1860, anil to graut State aid to said company. Passed its first reading. Mr. Harris moved to reject the bill. Mr. Blackman moved to lay the bill on the table. On a call of the yeas aud nays the Senate decided to lay ou the table by the following vote: Yeas: Anderson. Barber. Blackman, Bow man, Butler, Campbell, Coupland. Daigle. Fish, Futcli, Gallup, Harris. Ingraham. Jeuks. Kelso, Lewis, Lynch, Noland, Ragan. Ray. Swords, Sypher, Thomas, Thompson. Todd, Twitchell, Wilcox—27. Nays: Herwig, Hunsaker, Smith, Whit ney—4. By Mr. Whitney: Senate bill No. 254, to be eutitled an act defining the obligations of the city of New Orleans to be redeemed as part of the floating debt, under tlie provision of section ^ forty, act seven, approved March 16, 1870, and to enforce the same. Mr. Blackman moved to lay the bill on the table. On call ot the yeas and nays, the Senate refused by the following vote: Yeas: Blackmail, Bowman, Coupland. Daigle, Fish, Futeh, Lewis, Lynch, Sypher Thomas—11. Nays: Anderson, Barber, Butler, Camp bell, Gallup, Hunsaker, Ingraham, Jenksf Kelso, Noland. Kagan. Rav, Smith. Sword*! Todd, Twitchell, Whitney, Wilcox—19. * On call of the yeas and nays the Seuafii refused to suspend the constitutional rukB to put the bill ou its third reading, by tb*;j' following vote: Yeas: Anderson. Barber, Butler. Canipj bell. Fish, Gallup, Herwig, Hunsaker. Inf graham, Jenks, Kelso, Noland. Ragan, Rat " Smith, Swords, Sypher, Todd. Twitchell Whitney, Wiloox—21. Navs: Blackman. Bowman. Coupland Futcii, Lewis, Lynch, Thomas—7. The Secretary haring called the names oif all the Senators, Mr. Ray raised the poitf . of order that then was the time to abroga the rule under which they were actiu P and moved its abrogation. On motion to lay the motion of Mr. ^