SINGLE COPIES; TEN CENTS.
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.
AT THE FAIR GROUNDS,
On Tuesday, June 'JO. 1871.
FOR THE RELIEF OF SUFFERERS BY THE
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
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*
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
Base Ball Park, Sunday, June 11.
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
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
RAND PROMENADE CONCERTS.
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.
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,
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.
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
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
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
________ ____ 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.
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*
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
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.
O BUTCHERS AND PLANTERS.
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
jell lm General Soul turn Agent."
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
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.
AKGAIV* IN' CLOTHING.
I now invite all persons who have not availed
themselves of the very cheap priced
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
PORTABLE GASLIGHT COMPANY
OF NEW ORLEANS.
Carbo Hydrogen Gnu Apparatus.
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
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
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«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.
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
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
All their Wine and Brand; Warranted
Arrangements are now perfected for weekly
shipments, direct from the vineyards, thus insur
ing a foil and constant supply of these PURE AND
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.
OW PEAS......................COW PEAS.
CHOICE CAROLINA CLAYED,
For sale by
TOULMIN k MARTIN,
No. 41 Natchez street.
$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
F ield aTbell,
(Sfs.vckr Fikld. Jk.— WiXTBR O. BlU.)
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Pittsburg, Anthracite and English Cannel
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
NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The first question to be determined is
whether the corporation known as the ^few
Orleans School of Medicine has become
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
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
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
J udgwent for plaintiff as prayed for.
Diary of an Inundated Resident.
Saturday, June 3.—Upon this very
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
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 ? "
" 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
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
| 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
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
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.,
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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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
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
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.
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
Paris, June 13.—General Fabrice, the
German civil administrator in France, offi
cially visited Thiers, and will shortly leave
Princess Mathilde has asked President
Thiers' permission to return to France,
promising to abstain from political in
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
Thiers has written a letter to Picard, ex
pressing regret at his refusal to accept the
governorship of the Bank of France.
Trocbu Defends His Administration—Diffi
culties of Defense Daring Siege of
Paris by Germans—Prince De JoinVille
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
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.
.**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
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.
Pnssnge of the Military Pension Bill
Special Grants Bill Coder Secret Dis
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.
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
Dispatches from Aspinwall to the «ixtk
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