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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE 8TATE OF LOUI8IANa! TEEMS: $16 00 PEE ANNUM. VOLUME V—NO. 55. NEW ORLEANS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1871. WHOLE NUMBER 1277. ' P. to at AMUSEMENTS. ^MATEUR RACES, AT THE FAIR GROUNDS, On Tuesday, June 'JO. 1871. FOR THE RELIEF OF SUFFERERS BY THE OVERFLOW. The owners of fast horses, being desirous of as aiatiug the sufferers from the high water, hare agreed to the following races, to take place over the Fair Grounds Course, on TUESDAY, June 20, —good day and track. The proceeds of the track to be turned over to the Relief Committee selected for the sufferers. FIRST RACE—Mile heats (trotting), best two three, in harness, to rule .with exception weights. Dr. Smith names gr. g.-. H B. Foley names b. g. Diek. J. M. Wilson names bl. in. Jennie Day. R. K. Bonham names bl. g. Ned Dumas. &BCO,NI) .RACE—Mile heats (trotting), best two in three, m harness, to rule with exception o* weights W K. Spearing names b. g. Tebe. E. Fulton names b. g^ Jonn Buruett. L. K. Lemarie names sr. m. Idol. J. Durkin names b. in. Tin Tail Charles Ilowaid names b. m. Minnie Walton. THIRD RACE—Dash of two miles, trotting in har ness, to rule with exception of weights. Mr. Sykes names b. g. John Back. J. Durkin names b. g.--. A. Custar names gr. m.-. FOURTH RACE—Pacing dash of one mile in har ness, to rule with exception of weights. J. N. Burbauks names gr. g. White Cloud. J. Madden names br. g. Tom Parker. F. Green names b. g. Frank. V. Gerodias names b. m. Fanny Washington. J. H. Williams names blk. g. John George. FTFTH RACK—Dash of two miles (trotting in bar. uessj, to rule with exception of weights. L. E. Lemarie names b. g. Walker. John Hankins names sr. m. Mollie. Tirkete*, Fifty Cents. To be had at the office of the Bask of New Or leans, at the office of the Bank of America, at the office of Messrs. Slocomb, Baldwin k Co., and also of the gentlemen engaged in the races. je!4 J^ONE STAR BASE BALL CLUB FESTIVAL. Base Ball Park, Sunday, June 11. PROGRAMME. I.one Star vs. R. E. Lee. Throwing Regulation Ball.......Prize, Gold Badge. Lone Star vs. Crescent. Running Bases...................Prize, Gold Badge. Lone Star vs. Southern. Foot race, sue hundred yards____Prise, Gold Badge. Lone Star vs. Quickstep. Prize ................................Gold Badge. A Gold Badge will lie awarded to that player making the most First Base Hits. Above games will commence at half-past two o'clock P. M. The Festival will open at ten o'clock A. M., with A match game la-tween the second nines of the Lone Stars and R. E. Lees. Prize, one pair Silk Foul Flags. Entries for the above contests must be made at theTicket Office TO-DAY, by half-past three o'clock. Admission Fifty Cents. Ladies free. jel 1 G RAND PROMENADE CONCERTS. MAGNOLIA GARDEN (Bayou Bridge). Every Wednesday nnd Sunday Afternoons. THE BEST BRASS BAND IN AMERICA. Admission free. Refreshments of all kinds fur mailed at reasonable rates. je2 fam T. J. JUDT. Proprietor. FOR RENT. F LRMSHkD HOUSE—A FURNISHED house, with eight rooms, situated on St. Charles street, in the immediate vicinity of Latoy efcte square, will be rented on very low terms till tho tint of November, or the remainder of the l«-aae will be disposed of without the furniture. The situation is pleasant and airy and cool, mercial place. Apply to H. liiiet, and the rooms 4. ROBINSON Com my 19 lm F CRMSHED K003IS — 8PACIQPS, AIRY, comfortaW and convenient, to rent, at sifnimer prices, at No. 114 Nt. Charles street, corner of North, all fronting on Lafayette square, and fanned by cool evening breezes. Apply at No. 114 St. Charles afreet my 16 lm E legant roo.iis-light, airy, pleas ant and very comfortable, to rent, with or with out board. They are situated in the three-story residence No. 212 Carondelet street, which has the advantage of a large 3 'ard, and unobstructed breezes Irom St. Charles street. Prices to suit the season. Apply at No. 212 Carondelet street. my!6 lm R ooms to rent— one or two fine, large, airy, comfortably Furnished Rooms can be had in a private family, with or without board, where the French and English languages are spoken, and free from the annoyance of children, by applying at No. 321 St. Ann street, corner of Derbigny. The cars pass within a few doors of the house. Terms very moderate. oc30 FOR SALE. F OR SALE—A QUANTITY OF COUNTING HOUSE FURNITURE, SAFES, etc. Apply at the office of the Bank of Louisiana, comer of Royal and Conti streets. New Orleans. June 13, 1871. je!4*2t WANTED. ANTED.—AN A1 COOK, WASHER AND VJ IRO.VKR for a family of two. A middle-aged colored woman preferred. Must have good refer ences Apply at No. 273 Chestnut street, between Eighth and Harmony streets _ jel-i -RANTED.—THREE ________ ____ COLORED SERVANTS— . 'A first-class meat and pastry cook (woman) also an experienced dining-room man servant (man and wife preferred); also a No. 1 laundress who un derstands tiuting and doing up fine clothes. None need apply without trie very best of references from their last employers. To such a good home is offered. Apply before nine or after five o'clock, at 380 Hrytania, between Sixth and Seventh streets, jell 3t _ ■\l T ANTEI)-ONK HUNDRED THOUSAND MEN, TT women and'children aftlieted with the follow ing diseases: Dyspepsia, diarrhea, bilious and other fevers, general debility, nervousness, low spirits etc.; to be cured by the celebrated Pey chaud's Bitters. Pi ice, $1 a bot tle. ap30SuWeFrly ______ W ANTED—THREE OR FOUR GENTLEMEN OF good stauding and character, to act as soli citors of a life insurance company. Liberal com S nnsation is offered to suitable persons. Address ock Box 344. my311m P 8YCIIOMANCY.-ANY LADY' OR GENTLE man can make. $1000 a month, secure their own happiness and independence, by reading Psycliomancy, Fascination or Soul Charming, 400 pages. Full instructions to use this power over men or animals at will, how- to Mesmerize, become Trance or Writing Mediums, Divination, Spirit ualism. Alchemy. Philosophy of Omens and Dreams, Brigham Young's Harem, Guide to Mar riage, etc.; 200,000 sold. Sent by mail in cloth for *1 25; paper coyers, *1. The Philadelphia Star, speaking of the book, says: " Its author is Herbert Hamilton, B. A., the celebrated Psychological lec turer The publisher, T. W. Evans, one of the oldest established perfumers and publishers in the city, the mention of whose name is a sufficient guarantee of its merits. Mr. Evans has Bpent *60,000 in advertising and getting out this extraor dinary book. Skeptics in Psychology read and be convinced of this wonderful occult power." Notiok.— Any person wjlliug to act as Agent will receive a sample copy free. As no capital is re quired ail desirous of genteel employment should Bend for the work, inclosing ten cents tor postage, to T. W. Evans, 41 South Eighth street, Philadel phia, Pennsylvania. ap2 3m W* LOST. L OST-A CERTIFIED ESTIMATE OF THE EX penses and disbursements for enrolling and organizing the militia of the city and parish of Or leans, Louisiana, dated May 31, 1866, certified by J Kdmonston. colonel commanding and superin tendent enrolling officer, approved and signed by Governor J. Madison Wells. In lieu of said esti mate, notice is hereby given that application will bo made to Governor Wells to sign a duplicate copy FOUND^ XJMIUND.-CAMK to my residence during .M7 the overflow, a large spotted DOG, which the h * Ve bT P,0Vin CH P AXK8 y BY*RV ay Qg , jell 3t' Bo. 18 Royal street. in ot T MISC^LANEOUS^ O BUTCHERS AND PLANTERS. great bargain. A lot of hue English BERKSHIRE HOGS. Also, a line family CARRIAGE HORSK, for sale on reason able terms. Apply at. No. 2 Carondelet street, up stairs. jel3 3t* f^OTICE TO TOURISTS. Round trip tickets, good to return until the thir ty-iirst of October, can be procured at the General Ticket Office, corner of Camp and Common streets, under the City Hotel, at the following low rates: Knoxville, $40; Alleghany Springs, $52 86; Lynch burg, *56 25; GliarlottesTille, *60; White Sulphur Springs. *70 25. Elegant Pullman Sleeping Coaches on all night trains. Ask for tickets via Grand Junction and Chattanooga. JULIUS HAYDEN, jell lm General Soul turn Agent." j^OUISIANA FERTILIZER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Office No. 12li Carondelet street, up stairs. BOOKS OF SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THIS COMPANY WILL BK FOUND at the office of the following Directors: A. H. D'MEZA, corner of Girod and Peters streets. OSCAR BERC1ER, Nos. 46 and 48 Decatur (Old Levee) street. ALBERT VOOBHIES, No. 104 Canal street. JULES LAPENE, Nos. 65 and 67 Old Levee sti^et between Conti and Bienville streets. RUDOLPH F. THEURER, No. 16 Front Levee, be tween Hospital and Barracks streets. J. J. WECKERLING, No. 51 Customhouse street between Old Levee and (liartrea streets. F. P. MARTINEZ. No. 9 Magazine street. E. TOMATIS, No. 23 Commercial place. J. M. LOEWENSTMN, No. 379^ Dryades street. And at the office of the company. Subscriptions to the stock of this company will be received for one share and upward, jell 3t A. H. D'MEZA, President. B AKGAIV* IN' CLOTHING. I now invite all persons who have not availed themselves of the very cheap priced CLOTHING AND FOREIGN A1ADE FURNISHING GOODS for the past week, that the supply is still large' The prices are still lower. Cal! at No. 71 Camp street and purchase. jell 3t N. C. FOLGKR. fJIHE NEW GAS.........THE NEW GAS THE SOUTHERN PORTABLE GASLIGHT COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS. Carbo Hydrogen Gnu Apparatus. DUNDERDALE'S PATENTS. Every house occupant hia own gas manufacturer The simplest, most efficient, and cheapest gas machine in the market. Machines for sale by W. B. BOWMAN, Agent, No. 53 Camp street, Also—Agent fat Fairbanks' Scales, and Herring's Champion Safes. ap30 lm s EISSATION ox UAItO.NDELET street FISHER S REFRIGERATOR. This new article, constructed on scientific prin ciples, can be seen daily at the grocery of Clark k Maeder, corner of Common and Carondelet streets. It is guaranteed to consume not more than Fifteen Pouuds of Ice in twenty-four hours. It is the only kind made not to require the break ing cf the ice, and it thoroughly separates the warm from the cold air. It is now recognized as the only refrigerator in which the contents can be kept perfectly dry and cold without freezing. Even matches are kept dry in it for any length of time. See the Scientific American about FISHER'S RE FRIGERATOR. je9 lm ]\^OTICEo-TH#~ ADVERTISER, AN KXPERI «mced accountant and book-keeper, with unex ceptionable references, will undertake (in English and French) the adjustment and verification of complicated accounts of every description, the oj ening, writing up or balancing of books, making out statements of all kinds, and preparation of schedules for the courts. Will also undertake cor respondence relative to settlements, adjustments and collections. All communication^ addressed to B. C., Lock Box 998, Postcffice, will receive prompt attention, and be considered strictly confidential. my31 lm* N otice to shippers of goods in Bond.—From and after this date we, the un dersigned. agents and representatives of steamers and barges, will not receive or transport GOODS IN BOM) under the present regulations, as re quired b\ the Customhouse at this port. STEVENSON k VERLANDER. Agents Merchants' Southern Packet Company. JOHN N. BOFINGER, President St. Louis and New Orleans Packet Co. J. T. BURDKAU, Agent Mississippi Valley Transportation Company. JAMES T. TUCKER, General Agent Illinois Central Railroad Company. New- Orleans, Juno 7, 1871. je7 6t pACIFIC WINE COMPANY, Organized for the sale of PURE CALIFORNIA WINE BRANDY*. AND VINEYARDS IN ELDORADO FORNIA. COUNTY, CALI CHARLES B. PETTIT, Treasurer and Business Agent—Office and Salesrooms, No. 98 Camp atreet, New Orleans. This company is compesed of the owners of vine yards iu the best grape district of California, who have formed an association for the purpose of sell ing their own Wines and Brandy. The following list comprises a part of their pro ducts now ready for the market WHITE WINE, RED WINE, CLARET, HOCK, OLD MISSION, SHERRY TOKAY, PORT. ANGELICA, MUSCAT, CATAWBA, ISABELLA. SPARKLING, WINE BITTERS, GRAPE BRANDT, BRANDY BITTERS. All their Wine and Brand; Warranted Strictly Pure. Arrangements are now perfected for weekly shipments, direct from the vineyards, thus insur ing a foil and constant supply of these PURE AND DELICIOUS WINES. Dealers, physiciaus and families are requested to call and examine in regard to quality and price. All orders should be addressed. PACIFIC WINE COMPANY, rah!9 6mo No. 98 Camp street. New Orleans. c OW PEAS......................COW PEAS. CHOICE CAROLINA CLAYED, For sale by &p2 3m TOULMIN k MARTIN, No. 41 Natchez street. J^OUBLE-BARRFL GUNS. $8 and 810—Great Bargains. 500 Dortble-barrel GUNS, at *8 and *10 each. 200 Fine English GUNS, at *15, *18 and *20 each. 500 dozen Table KNIVES aud FORKS, at *1 and $2 per cozen, 200 Fire REVOLVERS, at *8 and *10 each. For sale by «. B. CHURCHILL A BRO., No. 81 Tchoupiteulas street, bet ween Poydras and Lafayet'e streets. my21 lm WOOD^^OAI, F ield aTbell, (Sfs.vckr Fikld. Jk.— WiXTBR O. BlU.) Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Pittsburg, Anthracite and English Cannel COAL, Also, ASH, OAK and PINE WOOD. Steamships, steamboats, cotton presses, foundries and families promptly suppled at the lowest market rates. MMn offloe 147 Camp s tre e t, corner Girod. Branch office MX M ng m s fa e street near Poeyfiurs. m3 1 j a up NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE. DECISION OF JUDGE DIBBLE AN INTERESTING CASE in the case of the New Orleans School of Medicine vs. the New Orleans Merchants' Mutual Insurance Company et als, Judge Dibble yesterday rendered judgment in favor of plaintiff. In his opinion, which, owing to the interesting points at issue we publish in full, he reviews the ease as fol lows: This action is instituted by Dr. Samuel Logan, claiming to be the dean of the fac ulty of the New Orleans School of Medicine, a corporation organized on April 9, 1856, under the general act relative to incorpora tions. The School of Medicine represents that on the fifth of August, 1865, the said corporaton made an agreement with the Merchants' Mutual insurance Company of New Orleans, wherein it was stipulated that the School of Medicine should have the privilege of purchasing certain property de scribed iu the agreement on tile, situated on the corner of Common and Villere streets, in this city: this privilege to purchase to exist until the twenty-fourth of June, 1870; the price fixed was $15,000. The petition moreover represents that a member of the corporation, acting in its behalf, made demand upon said insurance company on or before the twenty-fourth of June. 1870, for a compliance with that agreement, and at the same time tendered to said insurance company the amount of money stipulated. The plaintiff then c&lls attention to a suit instituted in this court on the eighteenth of May, 1870, by Samuel Choppin et als. against the said insurance company, in which suit a writ of injunction was issued at the instance of the plaintiffs therein, prohibiting said insurance company from making the act of sale in compliance with the agreement beforesaid. That suit is offered in evidence. It was brought by Drs. Samuel Choppin, Cornelius Beard, D. \V. Brickell. and Charles E. Fen ner, Esq., claiming to be the sole heir of his father, the late Dr. E. D. Fenner. They claim to have been among the original founders of the New Orleans School of Me dicine; that the New Orleans School of Medi cine, as a corporation, had become extinct, aud that they, as the remaining members of the original corporation, were the owners ot the property of the corporation, and entitled to the benefits of the agreement between the insurance company and the School of Medicine referred to. They represented that certain persons, usurpers, claiming to repre sent the extinct corporation, had made de mand upon the insurance company in the name of the corporation for a compliance with the said agreement. Thereupon they obtained a writ of injunction as above stated. On the fourth of June the School of Medi cine. now suing, filed a petition of interven tion in that suit, in which the allegations iu this suit substantially were set forth. It was insisted by the intervenor that the School of Medicine is a corporation still in existence, that the contract with the in surance company was still in force, as be tween the two corporations, anil that the School of Medicine, represented by the offi cers claiming to be such, was entitled to the advantages arising under said contract. The School of Medicine, as intervenor, prayed to be declared entitled to the right to purchase from the insurance company the property in dispute. On the twenty-ninth of Jane the plaintiffs that suit moved to have it dismissed, and an order was rendered accordingly. By this action the demand of the intervenor fell. The petition in the present suit charges that as soon as the aforesaid plain till's in suit No. 76 had caused their action to be dismissed, thus dissolving the injunction against the insurance company and' defeat ing the demand of the intervenor, that the said insurance company executed an act of retrocession Juno J?, 1870, by winch the property aforesaid was conveyed to the said Choppin and others, who claimed in that act to be representing the New Orleans School of Medicine, incorporated on the ninth of April, 1856. The testimony and documentary proof offered show this state of fact; The New Orleans School of Medicine was organized as aforesaid. The orignal found ers advanced individually certain amounts of money to start the college. They ob tained individual subscriptions to a consid erable amount from citizens of tlie city and State. They obtained aid from the State of Louisiana to the amount oi $20,000. Out of the receipts of the college, and out of these subscriptions and donations of the State, the amounts advanced by the individual incorporators were returned to them. The school was regularly conducted from the period of its organization until the insti tuting of these suits. The Merchants'Mu tual Insurance Company, the defendants, held a mortgage upou the property de scribed for $15,000. The note fell due. Action was instituted thereon, the mortgage was foreclosed, the property was sold, and the insurance com pany bought it. But as the gentlemen who were then en deavoring to conduct the school made rep resentations to the insurance company that they would be able to repay the amount, the company entered into a contract with the faculty of the school, by which they bound themselves, at the expiration of five years, to sell the property to the school upon the payment of $15,000. The School of Medicine was to retain pos session of the property, pay an annual rent aud all the expenses of insurance, taxes and repairs. This act of retrocession was to be executed on or before June 24. 1870. It seems from the testimony and the minutes of the school that, in anticipation of the expiration of the five years, they made arrangements to borrow the amount necessary to pay the debt to the insurance company, and made demand upon its presi dent to comply with the agreement. The insurance company, through its president, expressed its willingness to execute the notarial act required. It was in violation of the purpose thus expressed to the presi dent of the insurance company that the other claimants to the property, Choppin and others, obtained the injunction as afore said. The president of the company states iu his evidence that it was the desire of the company to convey the property to the New Orleans school of Medicine, and that in making the act to Choppin and others, he considered he was actually complying wifh the terms of the contract between the in surance company and the School of Medi cine, and was in fact making a conveyance ot the property to the New Orleans School ot Medicine. The first question to be determined is whether the corporation known as the ^few Orleans School of Medicine has become extinct. The statute of 1855, relative to the forma tion of corporations for literary, scientific or charitable purposes, provides that any number of persons exceeding six may in corporate themselves upon complying with the forms prescribed. Accordingly this corporation was formed April 9, 1856. Ten gentlemen, members of the medical pro fession, declared, before a notary, their de sire to avail themselves of the statute and established the medical college, with the names given. The several incorporators were declared the officers of the School of Medicine, and were designated as the faculty thereof. They constituted them, selves a self-perpetuating body, with full power to make all necessary rules and regu lations. The faculty were authorized to remove a member or to fill any vacancy, "provided, always, that it shall require a vote of four fifths of all the members of eaid faculty to elect a member thereof or to remove or dis miss a member therefrom." The act of in corporation also provided for a board of fifteen trustees, who were to be chosen by a majority of the faculty, and were to have general supervision of the property under the control of the faculty. It seenis, how ever, that all of the affairs of the organiza tion have been managed by the faculty, which, in fact, was the corporation. These defendants insist that the corpora tion was dissolved in 1869 by the with drawal of a sufficient number to reduce the faculty below seven members. They argue that since the statute of 1855 requires that at least seven persons shall co-operate in the formation of a corporation, when the body is by any accident reduced below that number its functions are suspended and the organization dissolved. The charter re quired a vote of four-filths of the members of the faculty to elect a member. I doubt the application of the authorities relied upon by the defendants to show a dissolu tion of the corporation. This is not a cor poration aggregate, having integral parts, within the meaning of those decisions, which declare that a corporation maybe dissolved by the loss of an integral part. Reference is made in those cases to corpo rations having different and separate classes, as the mayor and aldermen of a munici pality, or the clerical and lay trustees of a college. The loss of such integral parts will work a dissolution or susiiendthe func tions of the body. 7 Sergeant & Rawls, 517; 7 Cowan, 526. This is an ordinary corporation aggregate. In the absence (of special provisous in its charter, it is governed by the law of majori ties. A majority of the surviving members will form a quorum unless otherwise pro vided. Four-fifths of the members of the faculty means four-fifths of the surviving members. Applying these rules, I think it clear from the evidence that there has been no dissolution of the School of Medicine. The rules established by our courts in relation to the questions arising out of divisions in corporations are eminently in consonance with common sense. Neither a majority nor a minority can leave the body and take away with them the property. Those who remain true to the original pur pose of the organization and maintain it are entitled to the property. 16 Mass., 488, 23 In. 466, 16 A. 27 and 53. The defendants insist that the plaintiff can not claim the advantage of the con tract with the insurance company. The de fendants are in no position to' urge this defense. They prevented an actual tender of the cash by obtaining the injunction as afore said. The officers of the School of Medicine were prepared to comply with their part of the agreement. They so notified the insur ance company. The injunction stopped pro ceedings before the money was actually of fered. The law does does compel a man to do an unnecessary thing. I conclude that the New Orleans School of Medicine is still a corporation, with full power'to stand in judgment, and that it is entitled to the advantages of the agreement made with the Merchants' Mutual Insurance Company. J udgwent for plaintiff as prayed for. LIFE AFLOAT. Diary of an Inundated Resident. Saturday, June 3.—Upon this very day bright and early, we caused our household effects to be removed to No.--street. With us into the neighborhood come rumors of a crevasse. When we accosted the land lord with "how's this for high''' be said it gave him pleasure to state that the neigh borhood was not only above high water mark, but above reproach—a highly respect ble and favored locality. The rent, he said, was $39, positively in advance. He wasjust going down town to pay taxes, and if we found it convenient— We jwere spared the infliction of the remainder of this story by banding over the amount—just what he was short. Sunday —Uuusual commotion among a neighbor's Guinea fowls was the first inti mation we had of morning. Boat ahoy! was the next ominous sound, and this was soon followed by a sudden bump against what was now the port side of our house. Iu a moment we were at the window, aud were there met by a sturdy fellow in a skiff, who offered a rough apology for bavin, struck our house (and he thought a job), which he explained as being the result of a race between himself and a competitor to answer tlie call of a neighbor. He said be was "movin' of people," and if we had "ary a job" he was at our service. The price for saving a small family without children he had fixed at ten dollars—and the price was risin' with the waters; in fact, "edacious" fellows in the Canal street line were charging twice that amount, without half the convenience he had to offer. We must be quick, he said, as he had no time to parley with us, for he had no doabt people were sufferin', and his was a mission of mercy. When we ex pressed a determination to await the as suaging of the waters, with a shrug of the shoulders as he settled to his oars he re marked that we must be strangers, who knew nothing of "crevasse time." Afternoon —Have just made soundings, and find two feet of water under our larboard and two feet four inches starboard window, and the price of moving still rising. Men and skiffs dot the waters in every direction, relieving the suffering. Chickens, dogs and goats struggle about in the flood, while ducks and geese seem to regard it as a special dispensation. Many of our neigh bors were being "relieved," while others who had not the price of it, accepted the situation. Soundings were made and re corded. and everything placed in readi ness to "move at a moment's notice." The thousand noises gradually died away', until at last as sleep did weigh our eyelids down and "sleep our senses in forgetfulness," we can barely distinguish— "The muttering curse of Some strong wader in his misery ' Monday —Having awakened, enough of Aurora's light had streamed through the broken shutters to bring to our astonished gaze a picture which would have delighted any entomologist in the land. Forty differ ent kinds of bugs ranged along the walls and windows in forty different directions. They were holding a sort of bug dress par ade, each after his kind. A division of crickets had formed a line across the floor in front of our larboard window, viewing with evident astonishment the movements and marshaling of the strange hosts. An exasperated rodent dashed across the floor and right through the ranks of the crickets, and these took to the walls, causing a gen. eral panic, which sent bugs to all quarters of the walls and ceiling. If they h ad not smelt a rat, they might attribute their dis comfort to his presence. The sudden darkening of our starboard window resulted in an investigation as to the cause. It was neither our woodhouse nor hencoop which had floated there, but it was—occupied by several rats. " So foul and fair a day I had not seen." The whole situation was now ascertained from these questions and answers between a neighbor and a passing boatman, bound in with a family whom he had "relieved:" " How's the water out there ? " "Risin'!" " And the crevasse 1 " " Widenin'! " Afternoon .—The two loud raps that now called us to the door were made by one of three gentlemen in a boat. They inquired as to the condition of our larder, saying that the people ashore had sent them to dis tribute rations, free of charge, to those whose meal, like Bums', had given out. As the countless bugs and numerous rodentia had eaten or destroyed whatever eatables we possessed, we accepted enough to see us safely, we hoped, to land. And may the authors of this good, who thus cast their bread upon the waters, live long to enjoy the blessings which the unfortunate should ask for them. A council was now held, which resulted in the promulgation of an order to move at daylight. Tuesday —The bugs are evidently fixed; they have divided the walls and ceiling into departments, and each appear to respect the rights of the others, and all to under stand the arrangements we were completing to leave them alone in their glory. Rats were flitting about the room in evident dismay, while the "dreadful note of pre paration" caused half a dozen to raise their heads above the bread pan which sat upon the table, and as these shot out to seek refuge behind a box or trunk, their com panions hastily vacated, seeming to dislike the ghostly appearance which flour and dough had given them. A boat was now signaled, a short parley ensued, which resulted in a bargain to transfer ourselves and one trunk to Clai borne market. We regretted having to eave our effects rims, and the boatman gave it as bis opinion that there was some danger, and said he would advise people who had left in their houses anything valu able to visit them at least once a day dur ing the continuance of the flood, as be thought it far better to spend a few dollars a day in this way than to perhaps have ■ their clothing or furniture carried away, when this visitation might avert such a calamity. When we had given in partial indorsement of his views in a -'that's so,'> he said we should remember him and his. boat, inasmuch as he knew the way now, etc. He said there were some unscrupulous fellows jwho were charging extortionate prices for movin' of people, and we heartily confirmed this opinion by remarking that they deserved cowhiding; and the chap never blushed. Having now arrived at Claiborne market, he said that was as far as he run, and that now we would find no difficulty in reaching the city by cab or express. Several of the gentlemen owning such conveyances now offered their services, and we accepted those of a fellow with a white slouch hat, a red wagon and a poor mule. This rig was selected with an eye to economy, but its owner proved to be a man who bad no com punction of conscience whatever. When we dismissed the expressman we found ourselves safely housed, having se lected quarters in the third story of an up town boarding house. S. C. T. The Encouraging Defeat in New Hamp shire | From the New York Tribune.J When, on the fifteenth of March, the returns from the New Hampshire election came in. a rejoicing shout went up from the Democracy throughout the Un'on. whereof the vehemence conld only be explained on the theory that it had been sixteen years since news from that quarter had given them a similar opportunity. Republicans were depressed in a corresponding degree. New Hamp shire had often been close, eave on Presi dential elections, but had never gone against us, ami for all practical purposes was reck oned as safe as Iowa. The disaster came on the heels of unwise action in the Senate, aud unfortunate dissensions between lead ing Republicans and the administration they bad helped to make. To many of our own friends it looked like the beginning ot general Republican disruption; by the ene my it was jubilantly hailed as the knell of the great party that had abolished slavery, conquered secession, and ruled the republic with the greatest brilliancy through its greatest perils. Well—Connecticut having meantime purged their vision and chastened their hopes, we invite them to bestow their best attention upon the dimensions of the great triumph that in March set them wild, as now illustrated in the dispatches from Con cord. It is greater than we wish, and greater than they are at all likely to get, under similar circumstances,within another sixteen years, but its net result is dispro portionate to the moral effect it undoubt edly exerted at the time, and the deafening noise wherewith the astonished victors gave voice to their amazement at their suc cess. They yesterday succeeded, by a co alition with the labor reformers, in electing a former abolitionist as Speaker by a ma jority of one—that one being already hon ored (by the associates to whom be had per sonally given authority to "classify him with the Republicans") as "the Wimms of Ne w Hampshire." On the election of other officers they are brought to a halt by the failure of their uncertain majority, and at last accounts their Speaker was saving them from open defeat by claiming the right to vote in order to make a tie. Ultimately we suppose they will succeed in effecting their organization and electing a Democratic Governor. On the whole wa do not regret it. The votes of renegade Republicans and men who are betraying their constituencies are needed to do it: and we rather think the effect of a little of that sort of practice on the New Hampshire body politic will be wholesome. We don't believe so many Republicans will think the next election not worth attending, and we are sure they will take care to vote for can didates on whom they can count after the election as well as before it. Set down New Hampshire as made safely anil inevitably Republican by the eleotion of last March and yesterday's dear though imperfect Democratic success. # Two Hours of Rain. Heavy showers now seem to be of daily occurrence, and from five to seven o'clock last evening, during a great portion of that time, the rain poured in torrents, and streets were quickly submerged. Later in the evening the stars were out in all their brilliancy. Mr. Edward Leloup, formerly agent of the Associated Press at New Orleans, under the administration of D. H. Craig, Esq., and afterwards agent for the Western As sociated Press at Louisville, and more re cently of the Mobile office of the Western Union Telegraph Company, has been ap pointed day manager of the New York office of the American Press Association. To remove ink spots, put the article stained over a warm flat iron, stretch it well, then squeeze a few drops of lemon juice on it, and the spots will disappear at once. Wash immediately in cold water. This is a oomplete remedy, ami will satisfy all who may try it., BY TELEGRAPH. LATEST KEWS FROM ALL POINTS KU-KLUX COMMITTEE EXAMINATIONS TESTIMONY* OF AN ALABAMIAN It Is Interesting and Valuable ARMY AND NAVY OF GULF REUNION CONSOLIDATION OF TWO BAILB0ADS Trans-Continental and Texas Pacific COUNTERFEIT RAILROAD BONDS SOLD DISCUSSION OF WASHINGTON TBEATY THE STADT THEATRE BURNING TE0CHU IN HIS OWN DEFENSE TRIUMPHAL CEREMONIES AT BERLIN AUSTRIAN TO GERMAN EMPEROR WASHINGTON • Circular from Internal Revenue Commis sioner Concerning Prosecutions—.Store Ship Supply Returning with Sick Men from the European Squadron—Testi mony of an Alabamian Before the Ku Klnx Committee — It is Interesting nnd Valuable—Weather Synopsis and Probabilities. Washington. June 13.—The Internal Revenue Commissioner has issued a circular concerning prosecutions for violation of the law. All complaints presented by profes sional informers should receive careful scrutiny before the commencement of pro secutions. The storeship Supply, which took pro visions to France, is coming home, with the sick of the European squadron; among them is a lieutenant and paymaster, insane. The Rev. A. S. Laken, of Alabama, for merly of New York, testified before the Ku Klux committee four hours to-day. He gives a terrible picture of affairs in the past, and says that affairs in Alabama are as bad as ever. Among his narratives are the fol lowing: Two presiding elders were driven from their work; two ministers were whip ped: another fired at and required to leave his circuit: one traveling minister killed and two local ministers murdered. The Rev. Laken himself was shot at in his house and also on the highways and had been other wise molested. All this occurred since 1868. The Republican members of the committee say Laken's testimony is the most interest ig and valuable they have yet taken. No material change is reported from the Pacific stations. Threatening weather with brisk westerly winds is reported from west of Nebraska. The low barometer reported on Monday evening on Lake Superior, has moved very rapidly to Lake Ontario, and is now over Lake Champlain. Brisk winds have prevailed during the day from Lake Huron, the Chesapeake Bay, and Vermont. The barometer continues high in the South ern States: clear weather has generally been reported, excepting only rain in Northern Florida, and this evening in Southern Maine. The winds on the Middle and Eastern States will probably abate during the night. There are no indications of any serious dis turbance on Wednesday east of the Missis sippi. Partially cloudy and warm weather will prevail. NEW YORK. Third Reunion Army and Navy of the Gulf—Southern Trans-Continental Rail road Courting Consolidation with the Texas Pacific—Jerome Park Races— Specie Shipments—Weston, the Walk i»t—Governments Steady—State Bonds Dull—The Pope's Encyclical Letter— Burning of Ship Don Juan—Arrival of Her Coolie Passengers at Hong Kong. New York, June 13.—The third annual reunion of the army and navy oi the Gulf. General Sheridan'presiding, occurs July 7 at Newport. At a special meeting of the stockholders of ilie Southern Trans Continental railroad to-day, it was resolved that a committee of three be appointed to confer with the Texas Pacific Railroad Company, with power to negotiate with them for the salg of their property. The committee consists of Edward Pierrepont, E. B. Harte and W. R. Travers. The directors of both the above named companies are bolding a sdt-ret meeting here, with the purpose of endeavoring to effect a consolidation. Jerome Park Races. Westchester cup. two and a quarter miles. Prenkness was the winner in this race. Time, 4:15. Sweepstakes, mile and a quarter. Bel mont was the winner in 2:19. Third race, mile and three-quarters; won by Victory. Time, 3:17. Specie shipments to-day $110,000. Weston walked 112 miles in 23 hours and 45 minutes. Jerome Park sweepstakes for three-year olds, mile and one-eighth, won by Idaho. Time, 2:04-4. Hurdle for all ages, mile and three-quarters, was won by Julius. Time, 3:19. Arrived: Russia. Sixes of 1881, ll'ls; five-twenties of 1862, 112 L s; of 1864, 112; ot 1865, 112; new, 114^4: of 1867, 114Vi: of 1868, 114%; ten-forties, 109%. Evening—Money dull at 2®4. Sterling firm at 9%®10. Gold 112V6®112V4. Gov ernments steady at % decline. Five twenties of 1862,112%. State bonds steady and very dull; Tennessees 71; new 71; Virginias 68V4; new 72; Louisiana sixes 69: new 63: levee sixes 68; eights 84; Alabama eights 102; fives 72; Georgia sixes 88; sevens 92Vs; North Carolinas 47; new 24; South Carolinas 76: new 63. The Pope's encyclical letter declares solemnly to the world that not only what ate called safeguards, and what are devised by the sub-Alpine government, but all titles, honors, immunities and privileges, what ever shape they take under the genend name of safeguards or guarantees, can he of no avail whatever toward securing prompt and free use of the power divinely transmitted to us. nor toward guarding the liberty necessary to the Church Such being the condition of affairs, as we have repeatedly declared and professed that without the crime »>f breaking our solemn oath we can co 08 *' 11 * to no concilia tion which in any ma^Def would destroy or diminish the rights of God or of the apos tolic see. So now, a» of our bounden duty, we declare Ive *iH never agree to nor ac cept, nor can "' e 80 agree to accept these cunningly wrought out safeguards or guar antees proposed by the sub-Alpine govern ment, whatever their device, or any others of wh*tsoever kind, or however ratified, which' under the form of securing a sacred po«'er and liberty, shall have been offered to us in lieu of and in exchange of that civil principality with which Divine Providence willed that the holy apostolic see should be furnished and strengthened, which is rati fied to us by legitimate and irrefragable titles as well as by possession for more than eleven centuries. God grant that the rulers of this earth, whom it much imports that such a pernicious example of usurpation as -we endure mav not talce root ana flourish to the destruction of all power and order. following particulars a per idurt ___ > dost_________ A special gives the______ _ , of the burning of tho ship Don Juno, loaded at Mocar on the fourth of May, taking 650 coolies on board for Peru, and on the sixth of May was burned to the water's edge not more than fifty miles from Hong Kong. The coolies have arrived in Hong Kong, and all aver that their treatment was humane, and that they had nothing to complain of, either as to allowance of food or to quality. The statement is that the whole affair was acci dental. The other view, that the vessel was set on fire by designing men among the Chinese, is not impossible. One of the men distinctly avers that he heard an explosion of gun powder aft, and also smelt a strong odor of it. Others assert they did not hear anv re port. They were nearly overpowered by sickness from the smell of the ship's mate rial burning aft. They regret that the European who had the humanity to open the hatches did not succeed in saving his own life, as he was overtaken by the coolies, who made a rush at the boat waiting for him, and a general scramble occurred, the European using arms to prevent the coolies from getting in it. In the scramble several Chinese were drowned. The boat ultimately succeeded in cutting clear of the ship, but bad not gone far when it upset, within Bight but not within reach of the coolies. The coolies seemed to have a little leisure to look around, when they discovered the other three boats at a distance. During this time all the materials of the ship were burning rapidly and a large number perished in the hold, some of whom were suffocated. Many jumped into the water to escape a more hor rible death by fire. The cries of the others were piteous. A number remained on deck and while in this position one ot the masts gave way, and the coolies at once made such efforts as they could to reach it. Having got to it they clung with desperation, calling as loud as they could to save their lives. They had not been long in the water before a passing junk came up and they were taken off two or three at the time. The mast was held on deck by a wire rigging, or they otherwise would have drifted away. The coolies state that they were not less than fifty Europeans on the vessel, and it remains to see what became of them, some, no doubt, being lost in the boat that swamped. It is reported that thirty of the crew have arrived at Mocar and that they are unanimous in stating that the coolies mutinied and set fire to the ship aft in the hope of pressing all forward and so take the vessel. It seems they thought the fire could be extinguished afterward. PARIS, German Uivil Administrator in France Visits Thiers—Princess Mathilde Asks to Return 10 Paris—The Work of Res toration-Warm and Pleasant Weath er-Prominent Candidates for the As sembly. Paris, June 13.—General Fabrice, the German civil administrator in France, offi cially visited Thiers, and will shortly leave France. Princess Mathilde has asked President Thiers' permission to return to France, promising to abstain from political in trigues. The public gardens have been reopened, and the work of restoration in the Bois de Boulogne begun. Laborers' are replanting trees and shrubbery, filling ditches, and leveling the works of the troops. The weather is warm and pleasant, and the streets are crowded with people. Among the prominent candidates for tho Assembly in the coming election are tho following: Viutry, in the department of Aix: About, in Bouches du Rhone; Clement Duvernois, in Hantes Alpes: Magne, in Nordogne; Faueomierie, in Arne. The moderate republican candidates have a fair prospect of success in the Seine et Oise and Lower Seine departments. Paris, June 13.—The court martial for the trial of the insurgents is now convened. An immense number of prisoners are await ing trial, and many cases will consume a great deal of time, and present some curious complications. Thiers has written a letter to Picard, ex pressing regret at his refusal to accept the governorship of the Bank of France. VERSAILLES. Trocbu Defends His Administration—Diffi culties of Defense Daring Siege of Paris by Germans—Prince De JoinVille Visits Thiers. Versailles, June 13.—General Trocbu made a long speech before the Assembly in justification of his administration. He said he wrote to Napoleon in August, urging the recall of Bazaine's army to Paris. He assented to the conference of Chalons, when it was decided that he as governor of Paris should prepare for the return of Napoleon to the capital, which was formally approved by the empress. General Trocbu added that be was badly mg a 'Hie latter remained minister of war. The gen eral then gave a detailed account of the dif ficulties of the defense during the siege of Paris by the Germans. Prince de Joinville and Duke d'Aumaie visited Thiers to-day. LONDON. .**tnil! Theatre Burning Last Night—DineBM sion on the Washington Treaty—Its Ad vantages Overbalance its Deficieneles. London, June 13.—A dispatch from Breslau this evening says a tire broke out in the Stadt Theatre, at a quarter to eight, and the building was in tiames, with but little prospect ot being saved. The Times says: The discussion yesterday in the House of Lords once more shows that the advantages of the treaty of Wash ington greatly overbalance its deficiencies. We admit that to yield everything to conciliate an opponent is unwise, but the American commissioners also receded from their original demands. The machinery of arbitration is satisfactory, and the claims on both sides could hardly be settled in any otli.T way. VIENNA. Special Representative to Attend the Tri umphal Ceremonies at Berlin—Con gratulatory Letter from the Emperor of Austria to the Emperor of Germany. Vienna, June 13.—General Von Gobling goes to Berlin as the special representative of Austria to attend the triumphal cere monies. He is the bearer of a congratu latory letter from the emperor of Austria to the emperor of Germany. BERLIN. Pnssnge of the Military Pension Bill Special Grants Bill Coder Secret Dis cussion. Berlin, June 13.— The German Parlia nient has passed the military pension bill ihe bill making special grants is under secret discussion in tlie committee. KINGSTON, Terrible Barbnrism-Drinking n Boy's Blood and Roasting his Lips—Reported Loss of Unrk Chester Untrue-Bulii more Bark Ashore at Turks' Island Small-po; at Coquimba ami Gunyacao. Kingston, Jamaica, June 12.—A ne-ro on the Gibraltar plantation, aided hv 1 woman, seized a little boy, cut his bodv and then drank his blood. Thev then rot off the little fellow's upper limUffih roasted and eaten. They did these bar barous acts indifferent to the child's cries which were hnally heard by a man in ^ neighborhood, who rescued the boy. The little fellow retained his senses and lived long eHough, notwithstanding the entrails tills Dispatches from Aspinwall to the «ixtk (OMivtowaD ok mSmu Mm]-