OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THI STATS Or tOllflllANA
NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 187L
VOLUME V—NO. 12.
OABBMY OP MTSIC.^ .
UMNO, BIDWK LL k McDONOUGH, Proprioton.
\ The world renowned
MUM LYDIA THOMPSON
« * . AXO
HI ELEGANT COMBINATION.
Tha Original sad World Renowned
SKIFF A GAYLORD'S
MFW SENSATION ALBINO MINSTRELS.
rot GREAT ANDY MeKRB
Id bis Songs and Donees.
FOUR CLOWN END MEN.
Tbs first part will appear In white face, wigs.
Si III heads, fed neck-ties, etc., something never
Mto witnessed bv mortal eye*. The wonderful
d^lvinota nOrama of The franc* m>kus
MAN WAS la still with this mammoth organisation.
, LOW GAYLORD, Sale Proprietor.
- - - - —- op!8
Jon Qatiokp. General Agent.
Q.RAND BALLAD CONCERT,
ftnf-iT Evening, April 34.
will consist of a chot*e selection of
With nob Sim* CAUUKR. Violinist, and DCQOKS
Frot PHILIP GRUELING..........Musical Director
•son open at qqprterpsot seven o'clock. Ooneer
to commence at eight.
LONE (TABS vs. CRESCENTS.
BASE BALL PARK,
Hoodny, April 33.
Idfatitlni ................TWENTY-FIVE CENTS.
laths fas*. Plax called *t half past three.
QDD FELLOWS' HALL.
■i*|-t Taeadoy, Wednesday and Thnrs
^SrSrantass. May 1^3,Sand 4. 1871.
su» AND TABLEAUX for tbe benefit of Fe
Neity Street Methodist Kpiseonal Church.
LUNCH AT NOON EVERY DAY.
Admission to Fair, twenty-five pent*.
.1 weuly-ttvc Centit
GRAND GROVE OF LOUISIANA,
1 S1«S ball match, between the well known
filahs K. B. Lee and Pelicans. Prise: *50.
X A tors male FLOAT RACK. Prize: Two bole* hay.
X A INOV BACK, far amateur*. Prise: *1*
s A MULE RACK, the last in to win the prise, and
each eostestout to ride another's mule.
■ A FOOT- liflEsv-hurth of S mile, open to
mrotbers of ms inder only. Prize: A Gold
L F. Gnsm, ' BrAdi
J. 0. P«ji», Dune;
D. A. ChllMx, Adolf
Effingham Lawrence. Coon
George W. Campbell, Willi
Arch Montgomery, 8. P.
P. A Wilt*.
Extract fram the Charter* •
Articlk II. The ohject and purpose of the com
pouy shall be to induce immigration from foreign
countries with a view to supply laborer* to tbe
ugricultu- al. manufacturing ami other luauntrico
of tbe Untied States. m
Books of snboeriptioi) to t«c capital stock of the
company are now open at the offices or
L. F. GENKKKS, No. 109 Customhouse street.
ARCH MONTGOMERY, No. 13 Carondelet street,
TJtlST k OLIVER, No. 13 Curoudelet street.
JJILITH INFORMATION BUREAU.
Full and hou< st information on all sulijee s con
nected with Duluth given on the receipt of a fee of
one do.lar. Here are many business openings con
nected with the Northern Pacific railroad—ques
tions relating so them, to price of propeety here,
etc., promptly answered. Candid advice given as
to investments. AddrAa
H. T. JOHNS, Duluth, Minnesota.
HON. C. MARKRLL, Mayor of Duluth
K. W.' CLARK k CO., Banker*, Duluth,
-KTOTICE If! HBKEBY GIVEN TO ALL
IN parson* that payment ba*beru stopped by mi
at the Treasurer** office, of State Warrant No. 99,
for 0375, issued thirty-first December. 1870, in favor
of M. J. Duncan, now deceased, late District Attor
ney for the Thirteenth Judicial District of Louis
ians; the warrant having bran lost, or in some way
withheld from my rightful ownership. At the
Drooer time I shall apply for renewal of warrant,
propc M *HS. M. M. DUNCAN, Tutrix.
New Orleans, Louuiapa, April 19,1871.
QLA1IU COMM ISSIO N.
The undersigned bos mode ample' arrangements
with counsel in the City of Washington for the
prosecution of claims against the United States
under the late set of Congress.
Address Washington, District' Columbia, No.
1423 I street, corner of Fifteenth. .
1 lituu n D1DITBD
g(JY YOUR FRENCH SHIRTS,
ALL LINEN AND COTTON, UNfcN BOSOMS,
, LION & FINSARD'S,
1S1 and I S3 Canal street, near Holmes'.
qp!8 lm ', _■___
TOCLMIN k MARTIN,
No. 41 Nstehex street.
1_yAKPfUI, GUTMAN & CO.,
WAGONS, CASTS, DRAYS, JIMUER WHEELS,
Manufactory. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Warehouse, No. 83 Coroodelec street,
»p!5 Snt8n3m __
T HE WIRK.CLOTH YfcNTILATOIt.—
Windows *nd d--.rs screened with this cloth
will not only bar nil flies, mosquitos and other in
sert*. but will answer fur bliua from the outside,
while It does not i-betniet tbe sir, li^ht or view
from the inside of a room. We are now prepared
to fill all orders in this liue. We have all patterns,
both p'aiu aud landscape. All orders promptly at
tended to. Please call and examine our gouds. at
No. lit Carondelet street.
J B. HURLBCT.
splteodlm _ 8. M TERRELL, Agent.
NOTICE TO CON81GNKE8.
Nsw Onuuvs, Jackson and Ghkat Xokthern )
Railroad Company, Freight Office, >
New Orleans, Louisiana, Msrch 23, 187L i
XI HR FOLLOWING DESCRIBED UNCLAIMED
A articles will be sold at public auction to tbe
lighest bidder far cash, by D. K. Morphy, suc
ioneer. No. 47 Magazine street, to pay freight and
barges, if not claimed within thirty days: w
8. P. ARMSTRONG—SO BARRELS H. L. O.L.
S. P. AHMSTRUNG—134 CASES H. L. OIL.
A. BROWN—40 CASHS GASOLINE.
BUWABD A. BURK, Freight Agent.
mh24 2taw4 w
Tbs Arrow, also Open Side Slot and Self-Fasten
ing BUCKLE TIES, manufactured of the best
quality of English iron by J. J. HcComb, Liver
For sale at the lowest market rates by
BARTLETT k BATNE.
No. 4'J Carondelet street.
CHOICE CAROLINA CLAYED,
For tele by
TOULMI5 k MARTIN,
No. 41 Notches street.
The circumstances that for some time post
have prevented Messrs Krug k Co., of Rbeims,
from putting up their champagne wiue in a regu
lar style having ceased to exist, wo beg to infifrm
the public that tbe goods now sold and au invoice
of 1500 baskets expected are the last prepared
with tin foil or wax. aud that henceforth all bot
tles will have a cap bearing the usual trade mark.
A. ROCHERKAU k CO., *
16 and 18 St. Louis street
Hew Orleans, April 4,1871. _ sp5 15t
Fresh invoice* of HAVANA CIGARS, choice
brands, snch os Partagas, Corona, Figaro, Cpman
and Pnniariega, Just received per Lord Lovell, Gen
eral Hancock aud Librrty, from Havana, and for
sole at a small commission.
Also, on hand, a good assortment of DOMESTIC
CIGARS, Havana Cigarettes, the celebrated Pica
dura "Kl Gallite," and freeh Havana Tobacco Seed.
felB 3mo_ No. 5 Carondelet street.
GOLD AMD SILVER WATCHES, FINE JEWELRY,
CLOCK*, SILVERWARE, SPECTACLES,
EYE GLASSES, BTC.,
Would respectfully inform Ms old Mends and en»
tomer* that he has reopened at the above named
location. His stock being entirely new, |Ua goods,
consequently, are all of the latest styles, and are
warranted to be equal to anythin* in the market
Having bought for cash, ba eon sell lower than
almost any other house in the city, and being la
favor of quick returns and s m a ll profits, he will
guarantee bargains to all customers. Come and sec
Ms goods. ►
W a tch es end Jewelry repaired in the very heal
manner sod at the shortest Dotice. oc23 Sm lt*p
QOTBK STAMPING COMPANY.
. BORON. MASSACHUSETTS,
Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers In syunr
Isse rt p ti su af Stomped Tin goods, Ttuneffa Mard
CONDITION OP THE LEVEES
We present the subjoined report of the
Chief Engineer, General M. Jeff Thompson,
and the correspondence between Engineers
Thompson and Hatch and Governor War
Orrtca Board or State Enh.tkkh*, 1
* Saturday, April 22 , 1871. 5
I have the hpnor to give to otir tellow
citizens the following information. From a
letter to me from Captain Ed Smith, the
sui>eriutendent at Poverty Point crevasse,
of the twentieth instant, I learn :
The tug also got aground to-day, causing
some delay. However, the flow of water is
considerably checked, and I think we shall
have the crevasse closed by Saturday night
or some time during the day on Sunday.
We will need funds to pay off on Saturday.
The work at the Marero crevasse has
been somewhat a failure, but the rush of
the water has been checked, and measures
have been taken to.close it at once.
For the following information our thanks
are due to the officers of the Ouachita packet
Passed Bonnet Carre crevasse at 11 A. M.
to-day; saw steamboat Solado lying a
quarter of a mile above the "break;" met
tugboat with model barge in tow at thirty
mile point;* saw a large force of bands at
^work on the levee at Madame Bourgeois';
could see no water running through the
levee; learned that the "break" at that
point (Madam Bourgeois') was closed. '
The steamboat Solado and the tngboat
with barge carrying steam pile driver and.
piles were dispatched last night to Bonnet
Carre break, the hands arriving some bou(8
in advance oi the tugboat were ordered to
Madame Bourgeois' levee. From theinforma
tion above, their usefulness was manifested.
Not one official word has been received
from the Bonnet Carre crevasse during the
whole day, though every conceivable order
and plan has been devised to. get constant
information. ' The telegraph operator at
Frenier Station ran from his post of dnty
when bis feet got wet, and the plans of yes
terday for information were frustrated.
Nut one word of the trouble above has been
received and therefore I give you the fol
lowing correspondence, that yon may know
that we are trying to do our duty; aud if
the other banks will only act as promptly
and as eliecrfuljy as the Citizens' Bank did,
we may raise means to^jrevent, restrain, or
close crevasses. Rumors tell hie that the
water is falling—it is certainly lower to-day
at New Orleans. Please read the following
correspondence. Your obedient servant,
M. JEFF THOMPSON,
, Chief State Engineer.
New Orleans, April 21,1871.
To his Excellency H. C. Wanuoth, Governor of
Governor—It is our painful duty to in
form you tiiat several serious crevasses are
now destroying a vast amount of property
and the crops in our State ; and many points
are imminently dangerous. We are usipg
every means and exerting every effort to
check this destruction, but we are totally
unable to compass the objeet unless you
come to our .relief. We are entirely with
out money or the power to raise it, and the
work necessary to save the country can not
be done without the cash to pay for materials
and labor. At the Poverty Point crevasse
certain gentlemen came cheerfully forward
and advanced the necessary funds, byt a*
ether points the planters either can not or
will not furnish tbe money, and are relying
upon fhe most ineffectual system of volun
teer labor or vague promises. Seine plant
ers are working systematically with their
own employes, and others are refusing to
make the slightest effort even to save them'
The Point Manoir crevqsse will destroy
many thousand dollars' worth of yroperty t
and the Bonnet Carre crevasqe will destroy
millions if not closed.
Being entirely helpless without assur
ances from higher authority that- our obli
gatious'or promises will be paid, will your
excellency give us some endorsement,
that the people may know that there is hope
of an appropriation frotn the next Legisla
ture to meet these liabilities.
We have the honor to be, yonr Excel
lency's obedient servants,
M. JEFF THOMPSON,
Chief State Engineer.
W. J. HATCH/
Assistant State Engineer.
• Stats os Lovihuna, >
Executive Department, >
New Orleans. April 21.1871. J
General U. Jeff Thompson, Chief State Engineer:
In response to your letter of this date, in
which yon set forth the great necessity for
money to procure labor and material, at
once, to protect property to too valuo of
millions now threatened with destruction
by crevasse and overflow', 1 inform you that
1 have succeeded in obtaining a loan from
the Citizens' Bank of fifty thousand dollars.
In order to relieve you as much as pos
sible from details not professional, I have
secured the services of the Hon. John
Lyneh, Chairman of the finance com
mittee of the Senate, to disburse this mone^
on presentation to him of proper vouchers
for materials furnished, and pay rolls for
labor done. I trust this amount will be
sufficient to stop crevasses now existing,
and to strengthen weak levees, so as to pre
vent the occurrence t>f others. I am pained
at the loss already sustained, and anxious
to have you take each action at once as will
give security to every threatened point, as
far as it is possible for human skill and
energy to give fiecurity, with the menus
placed within yonr reach.
Yonr obedient servant,
* p. C. WAR MOTH,
Governor of Louisiana.
Those eraek clubs, the Crescents and
Lone Stars, will meet at the park this after
noon, and we can safely promise the lovers
of the game an exhibition well worth wit
nessing. The Crescents occupy the front
In former eras, and in countries which
would, in the estimation of the present
generation, have ranked with the Valley
of Basselas, or with Sir Thomas More's
Utopia, there have been communities
among whom the inventor of a means
of accelerated destruction, such as the
direful revolver, would, instead of reap
ing reward and honor, have been doomed
to be put away from off the face of the
earth as an enemy of the human
The boasted enlightenment of thejires
ent age views the subject differently; and
the inventor of a death weapon combin
ing facility with appalling certainty of
human destruction receives the honor
and consideration, which the world gives
to success—the same whether its re
cipient has bestowed some great good
upon his fellows or originated a* horrible
Ideas of right or wrong are not shaped,
any more than circumstances are created,
by public opinion; but the reverse of this
is the case, and public opinMn is, if not
formed by, at least qualified by change of
Years ago, when the Queen Anne musket
(Brown Bess) and the single barrel flint
pistol were the deadliest weapons that
science had yet devised ; when homicide
was a slow affair, and when, as the statis
tical calculations of that time proved,
a soldier fighting twelve hdurs a day for
. three days killed on average of one man ;
in those slow old days, there were some
strongly defined ideas respecting the lia
bility of man to account to the law when'
he had shed tne blood of his fellow. At
that time, the respectability at the shed
der of blood, or hfl standing in society,
did not for one moment shield him from
the consequences of a violation of law.
* Endless instances could be adduced to
prove the correctness of this; but we
quote only two—one the case of Governor
Wall, who was executed for igurder at
London in 1802, and the other that of
Lieutenant ' Bichard Smith, who died
under the gallows for a similar crime in
In 1782 Wall was an officer in the Brit
ish army, and held the post of governor
at the military station of Goree, on the
coast of Africa. One of the men in his
command had committed some act which
was considered to savor of insubordina
tion, for which he was subjected by the
governor's order \o trial by an informal
court martial, and received a severe flog
ging, from the effects of which he died
shortly afterward. Twenty years after
this occurrence Wall was tried for it, and
underwent the death penalty in London.
About the year 1816 Bichard Smith, a
lieutenant in the United States navy,
being on leave at Philadelphia, met with
an attractive woman named Ann Carson,
who represented herself to him as a
widow. The unhappy young man was
tempted into a liaison, which waa in* a
short time interrupted by the arrival of
Captain Cacson, the husband of the sup
posed widow, who had been absent on a
sea voyage. Some idea'may be* formed
of the disturbance that followed. Goaded
and instigated by the, woman who had be
guiled him, in au evil hour he shot Car
son with a pistol, inflicting a wound from
the effects of which death ensued in some
fifteen days. For this homicide Smith
was tried, convicted and executed, not
withstanding all the efforts of able coun
sel, and all that money and influence
could command; for the unfortunate man
had wealthy connections, among others a
New Orleans millionaire.
Compare these two cases, occurring
little more than a generation ago, with
what happens in our midst almost every
It was but a short time before the late
civil war that a physician of New Orleans,
on a visit to Ntfw York, slaughtered a fel
low lodger while in a frenzy of inebria
tion. For this crime he was sentenced to
a few years imprisonment, and a portion
of the then existing press in this city
raved abont the conviction as if the cul
prit ranked with the noble army of mar
tyrs. He was pardoned after some time,,
and returning to New Orleans, was, with
in the time to Which his sentence would
have reached, killed in an attempt to
commit another murder.
What is taking place among us almost
every day? We need not look as far back
as Washington, or the case of Whittaker
who killed a barkeeper with the ever-ready
death weapon, because he did not suffi
ciently hasten to give him a light for bis
cigar. We need only refer to the past few
years to recollect murder after mnrder,
one causeless blood-shed aftdk another,
and no other consequence follow to the
shedder of blood than a few weeks' im
prisonment and the expense of counsel's
fees. The inference most naturally drawn
from this state of things is, that human
life in this country is held cheaper at the
present time than it was in earlier genera
Yet, if the question bo examined closely,
there are many things to show that this
inference would not be. a correct one.
The spread of systems of comprehensive
philanthropy, the efforts to ameliorate
and humanize the system of "prison dis
cipline, the constantly growing distaste
for capital punishment, the spread of so
cieties for the suppression of cruelty to
animate, all these show the tendency of
the age to humanitariantem, far different
from the times of the first two ' Georges,
when fine gentlemen used to make parties
to visit Newgate; on punishment days,
snd enjoy the effects of ths lash upon the
iskment for the qpme of murder is the
exception rather than the rule ? Will not
the solution be found in the fact that the
ever ready weapon is'at hand, prompt to
second the hot impulses of sadden anger,
or the direfnl frenzies of drunkenness?
Those who are unconscious of the fact
that a majority of men go armed with
yreapons of death,-despite of the laws,
have only to read the accounts by hun
dreds with which the daily press teems,
and they will And that whenever a deed
of blood is perpetrated the act is, in nine
ty-nine cases out of a hundred, done with
a weapon which the homicide carried on
In casting about for mepns to prevent
the constantly increasing -evils arising
from the too general custom of carrying
arms on the person, it would be well to
reflect that the criminal laws, which are
found more and mor$, with each succeed
ing year, incompetent for the prevention
or suppression of crimes of violence, were
framed for a different state of society, and
under conditions such as do* not exist
at the present time* Common sense
points out that as criminal laws are framed
for the prevention and suppression of
crime, whgn such laws do not accom
plish the purpose for which they were in
tended, they should be so modified and
altered as to meet the necessities of the
case. As the laws now stand, the right
of self-defense is so exaggerated and dis
torted that it is no difficult matter for one
man who has ill-feeling toward, another to
provoke an altercation, in the progress of
which the slightest gesture on the port of
the one thus provoked is construed into
an excuse for homicide, and then comes in
the plea of belf-defense!
- Why should not a system of legal pre
sumptions be established, somewhat
similar- to the Scottish law enacted, if
we mistake not, in the reign of William
and Maty, for the prevention of in
fanticide? Is there anything inconsist
ent with justice or the rights of the citi
zens to establish such a legal presump
tion that in a case of homieide, when
ever the fatal a<$ was committed with a
weapon which-the perpetrator had about
his person at the time, whether concealed
or not, such cirtumstance should always
be received by the jury as evidence of
a premeditation of murder in the highest
degree? There could be no injustice in
the workings of such a law as this. No
one could suffer under its provisions, ex
cept . by habitual carrying of deadly
weapons. It would, strike a blow at the.
hateful practice, which would do more,
there is little doubt, to diminish the
daily recurring homicide than any other
means that could be adopted.
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTION.
Death of n Senator Elect and Its Reoolts.
[From the Concord Statesman.]
On Wednesday Samuel P. Thrasher, Esq.,
Democratic Senator elect from the tenth
district, died at his home in Claremont. He
was a native of Cornish, about fifty-five
years old, ana had lived in Claremont for
three years past. His death leaves the in
coming Senate five Republicans and five
Democrats, with vacancies in two i^stricts,
the first and tbe ten to. The* constitution
provides that in case of a vacancy in the
Senate, the Legislature in convention
shall choose a successor from the
two candidates who ranked next
highest in the number of votes received.
The regular opponent of Mr. Thrasher
was Albina Hail, Esq., (Republican), of
Croydon, who ran very close to Mr.
Thrasher; and Alvah Smith, of Lampeter,
who also is a Republican, received four
votes. Thus it will be seen that if the Dem
ocrats could secure the organization uf the
Legislature, they could only fill the vacancy
in the Tenth District by choosing between
two Republicans, and when they had cho
sen a Democrat for the first, the Senate
would he tied. If, on the other hand, the
Republicans Srganize the Legislature, they
will, of course, till both vacancies with Re
publicans, and thus have a minority of two
ir the Senate.
This singular state of affairs changes
considerably the aspect of next June's ses
sion, and makes it highly probable that the
entire State government of New Hampshire
will remain under the coptrbl of the party
that has so ably administered it for so many
The third parlor concert, conducted by
Mr. A. B. Chase, will take place at Odd
Fellows' Hall to-morrow evening. This is to
be a ballad concert, and from the excel
lence of the previous concerts given by Mr.
Chase, there is no doubt that the hall will
be crowded. See advertisement.
Valuablb Improved Real Estate,
State Bonds and Stock at Auction by
tiik Sheriff. —VVe are requested to call
attention to the sales at auction, to be
made to-morrow at noon, at the Merchants
and Auctioneers' Exchange, Royal street,
by the Sheriff of the parish of Orleans.
Said sales oomprise: •
1. Two lots of ' ground, with all - the
buildings and improvements thereon, situ
ate in the First District of this eity, on
Julia street, between Magazine and Foucher
2. Fifteen State bonds, with interest
3. One hundred and twenty shares stock
of the New Orleans Metairie and Lake
4. Ten shares of the Pneumatic Propel
5. And one iron safe, now in the office of
the Canal and Claiborne Street Railroad
For full particulars and terms, see ad
The passengers and mails over the Jack
son railroad, via the Lake and Poptohar
train railroad arrived late yesterday after-,
noon. Trains with the mails loft the Pant
chartrain depot at six o'clock A. M-, and
throe P. M., yesterday.
SUPREME COURT ADJOURNED
FOUR PERSONS KILLED
the aim wae nr France
FRESH ATTEMPTS AT CONCILIATION
Parte Will Soon Be Isolated
Dissensions Among the Communists
AWFUL SCENES IN PARIS
Women With Streaming* Hair
Sixteenth Aanaal lateraatioanl Young
Men's Christina Association— Wbee
the President Will Eetam-Snprenoe
Coart AtUa a iwe d W eather ProhahiH
. fin and Hyaepals—Secretary R o b eson
aa Ship Yards, Iron Ships and Docks.
Washington, April 22;— The committee
at arrangements for the Sixteenth Annual
International Yonng Men's Christian Asso
ciation, in a circular just issued, says: One
influence which hod ranch weight in decid
ing on Washington as the proper place for
the holding of this convention, was the be
lief that it would result in an increased re
presentation from tbe Southern States, and
the hope that the permanent result might
be a thorough rerival of Christian associa
tion work throughout the 8outh. We there*
fore earnestly entreat our friends of toe
Southern associations, and also those in
cities desiring to establish associations, to
send us a full and strong representation.
We trust we may see a large number
availing themselves of this' opportunity oi
mingling with us on this occasion, giving
us the inspiration of their presence, gather-
mg fresh zeal themselves, and receiving, as
we are sure they will, a cordial welcome
from all quarters, and a god-speed in their
work of peace and love.
Many Southern railroads have agreed to
return free, upon the certificate of officers,
*io have paid full fare to the
Several of the principal Jiotels
convention, i ------------ r ----, - ----
will entertain delegatee at hall rates.
President Grant returns Thursday.
M. H. Mahan has been appointed route
agent between Selma and Dalton. *
The Supreme Court baa adjourned to the
first of May.
Probabilities —It is probable that the bar
ometer will eotttintie to foil on the Pacific
coast, and may possibly bring rain on Sun
day.! Falling barotnrter, with cloudy
weather, and fresh windsfis probable for the
npppr lakes on Sunday; partially coudy
weather for the Eastern States; clear
weather south of Pennsylyania and the
The ordinance will be submitted to the
people of the eity the ninth day of May,
Instead of thesixtlf; the lower board con
curred in tbe change, and no donbt the
people will indorse the action of the City
Thd stockholders of tbe Central Savings
Bonk, recently dosed on account of irregu
larities of tbe cashier, C. V. Rogers, held a
-meeting abont noon to-day. The statement
of the condition of the bank is as follows:
Liabilities $124,355; assets, estimating bills
receivable and hills of exchange at fifty per
cent on face, $135,208 70. The bank has
$89,000 good paper, and $6000 in foreign
banks. On this showing the stockholders
almost unanimously determined to resume
business, and elected a new board tor that
purpose. THe bank will be ready for work
Tnmday, when it will be prepared to pay
every dollar of deposits.
Weather Report — Synopsis for the post
twenty-fonr hours — The barometer con
tinues falling steadily on the California
.coast. It has also fallen decidedly at the
Rocky Mountain stations and the North
Western States, with rapid increase of tem
perature. The high pressure which ad
vanced Friday night into the Mississippi
valley still continues in the Southwest and
extends to Ohio.
The light rain and clouds of Friday night
have slowly passed from Lakes Michigan
and Huron to the Eastern States. Clcar
*ing up weather is now reported on Lake
Erie. Fair and clear weather has been
generally experienced daring the day from
Virginia south and westward.
Replying to the Senate inqiflry regarding
ship yards, iron ships and docks, Secretary
Robeson replied in effect that the only pro
posal? from any organized and reliable
sources are those ot the International
Steamship Company, which he transmits,
with an analysis of their provision and ef
fects, saying that hy them great advantage
will be gained to the navy and the country.
Secretary Robeson argues that American
iron is, from certain textile peculiarities,
which fully offsets the- cheapness of
labor by decreasing weight, ■ equal
for strength in the construction of
iron ships. He says: "1 will hereafter
endeavor to suggest, in obedience to your
resolution, - some system to be perfected
under your deliberations for the establish
ment of lines of steamers adapted, as far as
may be, for commerce in time of peaee and
fot naval militia in time of war," and closes
his letter with these words: M 1 can not
assume, even under the sanction of yonr
resolution, to point oat or to recommend to
what extent, in what manner, or under
what safeguard the government should
afford assistance to these objects. This is
wholly fur the representatives of the people,
with whom is the power and the tesponsi
Champlain Canal Open- Yellaw Fever at
Beenee Ayr es—Specie BMpewnte—Bank
Statement—Jnhn Mitchell Against Gen
eral Dix — Governments Unchanged -
New Yonr, April 22.— The Champlain
Canal is open.
A Buenos Ayres letter reports two hun
dred and fifty yellow fever deaths daily.
Specie . shipments to-day wore- nearly
Evening.—Hie following, is the bank
statement: 8pecie decreased $1,^50,000;
loans decrease over $1,250,000; deposits in
crease nearly $2,500,000; legal tenders in
reaae r*,wu,uw. __•
Arrived out: Russia, Wisconsin and
Bark Dndman, from Savannah, Georgia.
The oldcase of John Mitchell vs. General
Dix for -alleged false impriseantotii was
before Judge MeCUan today, ott a motion
to strike it from too ontena e r of tha State
court on toe grmtoAn f ito ippmval to the
United States coorte. Decfefea reserved.
Mene f QM
London, April 22, II
memo and industry <
abont to make a Irak
tion, and will" go to '
The array of toe Am
fortifying toe tpwUa of
tug defensive vwfci^l mI
Mot tFOrdnt eonfaraa toe I
Versailles troop* into fit. Dearie.
Thera has been weanaaeik
o'clock this mmsA * Mvste
London, April 22— A mU
the Timh* from PaHa says: .n
delegated its pqwers to a eauhriA
A- company of enoaaute ia kri
in Paris; »
The, Timet' eorreeppadea*
says, it is reported (twit, tha ft)
surrender toe forts still hsM by t
Versailles tnoops on Mmi
shortly be isolated; toells freri
gent batteries fall sheet ofValai
The Vailg Sew special dh|
Paris, says, there ara se ri oe t
among the mem hen of tbe Com
Communication with tbeprei
All eltisens under fifty five f
ara obliged to serve.
The TelegrmpA'a apodal dispell
sailles, says,, toe Praeiaaa a—
to evacuate CharaUtoa.
General Duerot baa arrived i
with twenty thousand nan at
penal army. ^
It is annonneed that lfaaat
will *tonce return to Italy.
• The Eaton, from Middltshevs
more, was' abandoned at sen.
were saved aud landed at Qasa
Four P. M.—In a report made
muse yesterday, General CluMN
have repulsed the Vera sills* l
Othef aocounts flselars tofl
murderous, and say the tdli
eelles, on the right bamk of to
tween Neuilly and Cliehy, f
It is stated an araistteejM
for to-day, for the burial «f tori
allow the inhabitants of SM
and other places trader-bank
remove to places at safety.
A barricade is now honeum
nnder the Arab of Triumph
A demonstration was wilds by
democrats in Paris, at whfeffi
were adopted wngratoUlHMfl
upon its success. -■
The Official Journal, of Vend
publishes e large number -at ej
to the legion or honor, wnkn wt
order to equalise the re war d s
the army of the Rhine vrifetol
Loire aud the North. Qenfefl
nier, Bourbaki, Assay "fete**5
aw aided grand emeses of them
Paris, April 19.—Xharo Vl
from Paris. ^
The Parisian minister rieu
bardment from tha lega tion t
There were awful scenes a
.Beaqjon hospital. Crowds of
streaming hair wera uttering
and demanding their huabpa
A captain in the one hundn
fourth regiment was shot by
charged, him with want Ot amst
Two hundred nafortuafite
arrested last night on toe bool
A person from Verafttee eat
has been arranged end tntoj
Versailles, April 22.—A 'cans
now in progress at too advanced ]
A decisive battle is imminent.
There is no truth in the rnatora
terial modifications and Wlffit
elections to the Assembly.
President Thiers has visited ft*
A mutiny Is reported to hnvu'
among the Communist troopa.
Florence, April XL—Pit
and Marquis of LomAkrail
ence from London, and wOl.
visit , '•
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