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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. ^

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