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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. TEEMS: $16 00 PEE ANNUM. VOLUME V—NO. 205. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1872. WHOLE NUMBER 1488. _ amusem ents........... ACADEMY OK MUSK'. FOR ONE WEEK ONLY, COMMENCING (Sunday Evening, Febr "*" K TVe popular Dutch comedian, JOll. ' . The Inimitable LITTLE MAC, The beautiful and accomplished Mias ALICE HAR RISON. • , And full dramatic company, In the new sensational comic drama, entitled SCHNEJDER; OR, DOT HOUSE VON DE RHINE. Foe cast and synopsis, aee daily bills. MONDAY, February 26—Aimee's French Opera 'licors open at quarter to seven; overture quarter to eight. ____ t( '' A CAUE.11Y OK MUSIC. AIMEE'S FRENCH OPERA B0CEF3. Full company, with ClIOBUSSES AND MUSICIANS, Com in on ring Monday, February 26, I6W. fr.io tf ^PERA HOUSE ........OPERA HOUSE Sunday, February 18, ISJti, ROMEO AND JULIETTE, Grand Opera in five acts. To morrow, Monday—LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. Sunday prices as usual. __ oors open at half-past six; performance commence* at seven. Box otliee open daily Horn 9 A. M. to 4 P.M. * __ ft)1 * u 1T.CHARI.es theatre. .PiOprietor 3KN ............................. Brilliant success of the charmiug C O A, E M A N CHILDREN, ALICE, LOUIE and CLARA, The youthful, dramatic and musical prodigies, vho will appear THIS EVENING in their new play ol STOLEN BY <;YI'SIES, ntroducing Banjo, Cornet, Drum and Flute Solos md Double Irish Jig. The performance will cou liude with the comedietta of the LITTLE SENTINEL, la rehearsal—The COLEMAN CHILDREN in the lew comedy of THE RISING GENERATION. feI8 It _ rAKIETlES THEATRE. iWRENCE BARRETT.. .Sole Lessee and Manager. ondav, Febrnnry 19, 187S. and Every Evening During tbe Week, also Wednesday end Saturday Matinees. MISS FANNY DAVENPORT, P.ie bri.liant comedienne fioui the Fifth Avenue leatre, New York, in Daly's great success entitled divorce. uarT Robson ... • ..............TEMPLETON J ITT e!3 Supported bv the Sta: Company-_____ ARIETIES theatre. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. AUGUSTIN DALY'S GREAT PLAY divohue:i — i DlVOIlt'E: DIVORCE! DIVORCE: divorce : ' DIVORCE: divorce: . DIVORCE! DIVORCE: A MATINEE Wednesday and Saturdny, At twelve o'clock M. fie brilliant m e d i e n n o XtSS FANNY V EXPORT, om the Fifth :nue Theatre New York. The brilliant co medi enne, MISS FANNY DAVENPORT, From the Fifth Aveune Theatre, New York. fell 3t INTiNENTAL'S annive rsar y ball. ursilay Evening, February '•*» THE ITINENTAL BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION Will give, AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, it RAND DRES - , FANCY DRESS AND MASK BALL, For the Benefit of the EE MON U ME N T A L FUND. TICKETS, FIVE DOLLARS. rOMMTTTKP. OF arrangement*. Colonel George Clark, Colonel A. W Mem Emanuel Blessey, John Clarke, Ssinucl Manning Tod'l. M. Carvia, Alexander MeSeil, R. M. Montgomery. J. L. Gubernalor, Daniel Edwards, George Pnrve*. J. J. Warren, T. VV. Eotliiek, Thomas R. Brady. Andrew I'arle, James Davis. ASAGBKS. A. \V. Bos worth. Gerard Stith, John Daniels, A. B. Seger. Jt. T. Hill, T. F. IledgeH, William Tenbrini, William Gibson. Thomas Askew. John B. Lei-fe, J. G. Bates, C. W. Gon'.d, J. S. Washington John S. McIntyre. Thomas G. Maekto, G. W. Phillips. B. Miller, Henry R. Swasey, T. Greenfield, John McLean, P. Barbot. John Slemmer. Thomas Freeland. Joseph H. Sherman, H. H. Stanley. Henry Bidwell, A. B. Beals, J. O. Nixon, David Bid well. George W. llynson, Thomas llassam, J. O. Deeastro, George W. Race, John Livicg6lon. John Leeds, James H. Collins, Georges. Knowtr, M. H. Waters, James Lindsay, John Allen, Asa Payson, R. Tiiford. FLOOR MANAGERS. John Purvis, Alexander Taylor, K. Hyatt, John S. Barnes. William Pierce, A. K. Sherwood, Wjiiren Kaiu, R. C. Black, Walter F. Perry, C. W. Culbertson ii. F. Hynson, J. Kittridgo. William Summer, __ Applications for Ladies' Invitations may be made to any of the Managers, and will, by being left at the otliee of the Secretary, No. 144 Poydras street, or at the store of Mr. ti. A. Tyler. No. 115 Canal afreet, be placed before the Committee 0:1 Invita tions. No applications will be received after twelve o'clock M., on the day of the ball. A Mask Committee will be appointed, and no one will be permitted to enter the ball room in mask without tirst repairing to the mask room and un* masking; and that committee will have full author ity to refuse admittance to any person who mav be objectionable. Bv order of the President. JOHN G. FLEMING, 8 ecretarv. most perfect Concert Troupe which has over undertaken a tour in this country or in Europe, will give a series of FOUR GRAND EVENING CONCERT?). * —AND— One Graud Matinee. —AT— ODD FELLOWS' IIALL. Commencing Monday February 19, Tuesday, February 20. Wednesday. Febrnnry 21. Friday, February 23, and Saturday Morning, February 24. The following celebrated Artist* will appear: Miss MARIE KREBS the young and brilliant Pianist. Mr BERNHARD LISTKMANN, Violin. Mr. LOUIS KCURhIBKR,Cornet a-Piston. Together with the Unrivaled Orchestra of Over Fifiy Per, former*. Many of whom are eminent Soloists. Almigsion.................................,A...$1 50 Reset veil seat*................................. 2 00 The sale of reserved seats will commence on WEDNESDAY MORNING, February 14, at Louis Ccunewald's Music Store, when Programmes of the above concerts can be obtained. In addition to the above named, TWO GRAND CONCERTS Will he given at the NATIONAL THEATRE, on THURSDAY and SATURDAY EVENINGS, Febru ary 22 and 24. The Grand Pianos nacd are from the celebrated manufactory of Hteinway fc Sous; wararoom* tn Mew Orleans at Louia Grunewald's. f*13 tf rjniEODOUK THOMAS' UNEQUALED CONCERT ORGANIZATION —OP— [SIXTY DISTINGUISHED PERFORMERS, ihouounced by the entire press the largest aud __ AMUSEMENTS. JJAN RICE'S MAMMOTH PARIS PAVILION CIRCUS, With its Wonderful ACROBATS, GYMNASTS, EQUESTRIANS AND TRAPEZE PERFORMERS, m TRAINED HORSES, MARVELLOUS MULES AND EDUCATED DOGS, Will exh bit as follows, day and night: GRETNA—Sunday, February 13. ALGIERS—Monday, February 19. CARROLLTON—Tuesday, February 20. CLAY' SQUARE (Fourth District)—Wednesday February 21. MAGAZINE AND FIRST STRF.aT—Thursday anil Friday, Februarv 22 and 23. Matinee at 12 M. Night performance 3:45 P. JI. Admission, 35 cents; children under ten years, 25 cents. fel8 5t BUSINESS CARDS. William O. Coylk, Samuel Alstom, Homer Wood it Co., New Orleans. Pittsburg. G. COYLE Sc ( Om W. COAL. MERCHANTS. Office—No. 138 Gravier Street. oc2ft 6 in D entist—db. allen, no. 12 drtadic street, near Canal, will attend personally tt all those who may require his services or adrioft. Dr. Allen would inform his patients that the Rub ber plate hereafter made wiil be from a new com pound, free from poisonous ingredients and twio* as strong as the Vermilion Rubber. Old plvter made new at twent y per cent less than the ueus price. _ ee23 ly* JQR. F. II. AlsBEU8 v RESIDENCE NO. 85 ERATO STREET. Office No. '*59 Cnnal street. Office hours from 12 M. to 3 P. M., and from 7 to 9JP. M. delO eod ly B REUSING & ERNEST, (H. Breusing,) (Arthur J.Ernest,) UPHOLSTERERS AND FURNITURE DEALERS. Carpets, Mattings and Oil Cloths cleaned and laid. Furniture covers made to order. All orders will receive prompt attention, and satisfaction guaranteed No. 240 Julia street, between Barouno and Dry ades, New Orleans. _ no3 ly p A. MURRAY, * CISTERN MAKER, No. 191 Magazine Street, between Julia and St, Joseph Streets, Cisterns made to order and repaired. All work warranted. A lot of cisterns, made of the best material anil workmanship, kept constantly on band, and lor sale at prices to suit the times. Or ders promptly attc ded i*. _ ja!3 l v JOI1N G. FLEMING, DEALER IN GAS FIXTURES. Has now on hand and for sale at his store, No 144 PoydraB street, the largest and finest assort ment of goods in his branch of business that can be found west or south of the Allegheny Mountain*. Call and see for yourselves. no25 6m D. U R U A N . NOTARY PUBLIC AND UNITED STATES COM MISSIONER. Commissioner of the United States^ Court of Claims and Commissioner for the States. Office No «« Cnmp Street. New Orlean*. Testimony uud depositions taken at slgtrt notice. Passports provided, and Customhouse papers promptly attended to.__ de.f QIIEAP gas fixtures and PLUMBERS' MATERIALS. SULLIVAN & BULGER, PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS, 1 J 5 Povdra*. next door to Uninp street. Dealers in Plumbing and Gas Fitting Material. House, ship and steamboat work promptly at tended to. Box No. 226 Mechanics and Dealer*' Exchange. _ H1: — 1 v JAMES BUCKLEY. *MERCANTI"LK STATIONER, JOB PRINTER, BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURER. [Established December, 1863,] No. 23 Commercial Place, New Orleans. del** 3m __ MACHINERY. ARMSTRONG'S FOUNDRY AND BOILER MANUFACTORY, Corner of Erato and New Levee Mreet*. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. \V. J. J. Armstrong, Manager. Manufacturer of Vertical and Horizontal Steam Engines, Sugat Mills, Draining Machines, Saw Mills. Cotton Screws ami Gearing. Iron Columns anil Fronts of Buildings. Furnace Months, Grate Bars, Bone Black, hevivifiers, Gas Retorts, Railroad Frogs, etc.; Low Pressure, Locomotive Flue and Cylinder Boilers of all kinds. Filters, Juice Boxes and Clarifiers, etc. ja31 ly £t ». HUNT it CO., * MACHINERY DEPOT. No. 183 Grnvler (Street, New Orleanv Mannfacturers' Agents for 8. CARVER COMPANY'S CELEBRATED COTTO* GINS AND LINTKRS. B AKE'8 STEAM PUMPS, Of all kind*. Poston Machine Company's Engines; PortaaU and Stationary Boilers: the Baxter Portable Ko gines; Schaffer It Bmlenberg.Steam Gauges; Coffin i Steam, Water and G 53 Valves, Hydrants and Water Metre*; Sturtevant's Pressure and Kan Blowers Exhaust and Dryer Fan*; Berryman's Automatic Boiler Feed Regulator und Low Water Alarm; Drake's, Evart's and Low'* Automatic and Hand Feed Shingle Machines; ''•'lark's Linen Hose, Hose Pipe*. Couplings, etc.; New York Tap and Die Coin pauy's Screw Piatt*, Taps, Dies, Reamers, 6t,c. United Slated Standard Nut Company's Finisned and Unfinished Nuts and Bolts; J. W. Mixter * Co.'* Saw Guiuraers, Upsets and Mill Pick*; Selden'f Steam Packing; Plymouth Mills Rivet*; the Kaglt Vise. Plantation, Draining. Cotton, Iron, Woodwork ing and all kind* of Machinery, Belting. Shafting and Pulleys, ou Land, or will be furnished at short notice, at Manufacturer* Price*. |a28 Sa Su Tuly FOR RENT. 1JLEGANT ROOMS— FURNISHED—WITH OR JQl without board, in that pleasant residence, No 212 Carondelet street. Suites rooms for fami lies, if desired.______________*e3 WANTED. WANTED— TO GO IN THE COCNTRY-A M Gardener and a good Cook. Inquire at No. 248 Julia street. ft*18 \\rANTED TO HIRK.-FOR THE FIREMEN'S VV procession, on tiie fourth of March, A FIELD BAND. Apply at the Fire Proof Coffeehouse, cor ner Mariguy and Levee streets, Third District. fe !6 2 t \YANTED.-AN ACTIVE PARTNER IN AN ES 11 tablished anil paying business in this city, with $10,090 to $12,000 cash. Address Letter A. Republican office. fell Ira W ANTED—ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND MEN, women and children afflicted with tlie follow ing diseases: Dyspepsia, diarrhea, bilious and jtiier fever*, general debility, nervousness, low spirits, etc.; to be cured by the celebrated Pey Ohanil's Bitters. Price, $1 a bottle. ap30 Su We Ft ly fel'. 3t MRS. A H. SyCKNKY No. 136 Eighth street. _______LOST^ C AUTION TO THE PUBLIU.-LOST OR stolen—On Mardi Gras night, Februarv 13. 1872, ONE MORTGAGE NOTE for the huid of $3000. dated September 26, 1871, at one year, signed aiul indorsed by L. Spangenberg. per pro. Robert L. Spaugenberg, and paraphed "ue varieteur" by P. C. Cuvellier, notary public, to identify it witu an act parsed before him September 26, 1871. Also, a SCHOOL CERTIFICATE for the month of Novembor, 1871, payable to Mrs. A. H. Stickney for $4'j and 6ome odd cents. The public are hereby cautioned against negotiating for either of the above de scribed papers, as payment lias been stopped. February 14, 1872. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. JJAWKINN 4c THARP. (J. HAWKTSs—ISAIAH THARP.) ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW, IB............Commercial Place......... ...19 NSW ORLEANS. Prompt attention given to hnslneee la tbs State and United State^Conrte all THE MEETING LAST NIGHT COMMITTEE OF FIl'TY-ONE •Reformers" on tlxe Rostrum The meeting held last night opposite the City llall was, in brief, for the purpose of calling a convention of the people, "without regard to party, race, color, or previous con dition"—the convention to set in motion the reform movement. The following gentle men appeared before the audience and made speeches: Messrs. 1. N. Marks, \V. N. Randolph, H. N. Ogden, R. II. Marr, John K. Shakespear and C. A. Fenner. The exercises commenced a little after seven o'clock, the audience resting them selves on the seats in front of the platform, and standing iu the street, occasionally yielding to the passage of street cars. Mr. I. N. Marks organized the meeting by naming the inevitable list of vice presi dents, and by calling to the chair Mr. W. N. Randolph as president, the latter telling wliat he considered to be the object of the meeting, and in reciting the object lie went on to give an account of the appointment of the Committee of Fifty-one, who were to protect the liberties of the citizens. For a time the efforts of this committee proved successful. He felt joyful ou seeing that the obnoxious laws were repealed, as Lou isiana was once more in possession of her rights. It was a fatal delusion, as it was a mock re)>eal. The committee were then left its a dilemma, either to resort to force iu a civil revolution, or to retire to the peo ple. He went ou to recapitulate the evils of the registration law, which he said "gave the people the right to vote, hut to II. C. IVarmoth the right to elect." The question would soon have to be decided iu a convention of the whole peoplo whether Governor Warmoth could make The gov ernment of the State a close corporation or not. Nine-tenths of the people, according to the speaker, were opposed to Governor Warmoth. The meeting, he proceeded to say, was neither a Republican nor a Democratic meeting, but it.represented the entire op ponents of corruption. To lltose who be lieved in these laws and in Governor War moth lie would say: "Ephraim is joined to his idols, let him alone." He called upon the Old Line Whigs, who in the old days revered the memory of the illustrious Clay, and iu this State had listened to the elo quence of Mazureau and Prentiss, to come tor ward and join iu the cry of reform. He called upon the people in the Customhouse, "if they were meet for repentance," to come forward and join in the reform movement. Ho alluded to the declaration of Cam bronue, who said, "The Guard uies, but does not surrender," as embodying the principle which should actuate the reformers. Mr. Kauilolph having concluded, introduced Mr. II. N. Ogden, who read the report of tl.e Committee of Fifty-one, which is here ap pended: to the rEori.E of the city or new ORLEANS. This committee, org-nized in obedience to your wishes, expressed at the Mechanics' Institute on tiie evening of tlie first day of December. 1871, beg leave lo-submit now the following concise report of its Labors, with tlie results riowii.g therefrom: The committee, upon assembling, pioVeeded im mediately to make the most ctlective organization possible, with a view to pressing energetically the inquiries you hail charged them to make, as also to provide remedies by careful legislation for tbe evils know n to exist in our body politic. For tins purpose subcommittees were appointed by the president,!. N. Marks, Esq., composed of from th.ee to five members, to each of whom was confided a special field of activity. The work of these sub committees was so distinctly defined anil limited as to avoid tlie ill effects which would follow ftom the coutemp'ation of a confused mass of siilijct ts. Tootle w*as committed tlie examination of tlie af fairs of tbe Mayoralty of New Orleans; to another tlie investigation of tbe Department ot Finance, and so on through ail tlie different departments of our municipal government. There was also a special committee appointed on legislation, to whom was intrusted tlie important work of dilut ing such laws as might appear to the parent com mittee necessary for the deliverance of the pcop'e from 1 he troubles under which they have so lin g and so patiently suffered. The committee was also charged with tlie labor of seeing that these important measures, wlieti dratteo. were present ed, in your name, to the Legislature, w ith the re quest that they he passed and become laws of the State. The committee thus organized commenced its labors at once. Tlie various departments of tne municipal government were visited bv tie- re spective sub-committees, and a careful investiga turn made into tile accounts and affairs of each. The results of these investigations are bi-lore the public in a pamphlet printed by tbe commute and Horn tlie report that theii combine* the light to elec city or State gover preservet o you t lie iu reality make it opinions, \ our w ishi never be ) card. W thtrein contained, it that in some of the lavish expenditure of money entirely unjustified bj law . by the necessities of good government, or in I he means of tlie people from whom tiles.- money ai.- derived. Your committee, however, recognizing the far that the troubles in our municipal go\ ei unieiit are iu a large measure, tlie result of State iiiterfet ence axio tin- manipulation of municipal affairs lu tbe State authorities, was ill the execution of it mandate trom you obliged to consider i n ely tin bearing of certain State laws upon tlie community A free and fair expression at tlie ballot box of I your opinions touching all tiic concerns of your ! l-ity and State seems to be fully guaranteed under I tlie constitutions, both of Louisiana and of the United states. But by artfully contrived laws. ! placed for execution iu the hands of bad and un principled men, this r.rbt has beeu substantially taken c.w'aj from you. There are three law s upon the statute book ol' Louisiana at this time, ali ap parently distinct in purpose, tlie provisions i f which arc, however, so ingeniously adjusted Hurt is to take from you i singie officer i.« your •nt. While they seem to red right ol franchise, tliey it perfectly certain that your , not to say commands, shall refer to the election law. tin registration hill and the M> tropolilan Police law. '1 Ins community was educated under a constitution ami laws that breathed the most perfect spirit of freedom. All the habits of the people, their insli tutions, their trade and commerce are rooted in a ! soil and have been developed in an atmosphere of pure liberty. It is. therefore, not surprising th t j we find every interest social, civic and industrial, | drooping and decaying under the intiuence of these laws, which have practically converted our State and city governments from free republics into tin worst and most irrcspeusible despotisms. In view of this gieat and overshadowing diffi culty standing in the way to any permanent relief, tnisVoinmittee turned itself earnestly to the great work of repealing these laws and substituting fur them such other laws as would, in its opinion, se cure to you a voice in the management of those governments lor tlie support of which your rat aus are daily claimed anil taken in the shape of taxes, licenses, revenue assessments, etc. Bills were drafted t>v the legislative committee, and careiully reviewed and corrected by tlie parent committee, sitting for that purpose as a committee of the whole, and these bil:s were formally presented in your name to tlie Legislature. It has not only failed to adopt your suggestions, but in one act, passed by both houses, it has plainly indicated its purpose to preserve in these lulls ali of their most iniquitous features, making, it any, only such changes as shall accord you the shadow of your rights, while it takes away, without compunc tion, the entire substance. The committee, therefore, disheartened by the unblushing deceit of the executive and legis lative branches of your State government, and convinced that co relief is possible while that government as now constituted remains in exist ence, determined to report tlieir convictions to you, and to recommend the rapid organization of the people in tins city, and all over the State of Louisiana, not into secret oath-hound associations, but into one giand party of reform. Profoundly convinced that there is but one issue that ought at present to interest the people of Louisiana, viz :* the issue between corruption and virtue, truth arid deceit, honesty and thievery; and further con vinced that the large nin.ierity of our peop'e, with out respect of race, arc tired of tins w holesale plunder, and anxious to see again in L uisiaua a government resjiected at home and abroad, and trusting that iu tile presence of such stupendous difficulties as now overshadow our people, the trusted leaders of all parties will justify the cot li deuce reposed in them hy coining up manfully to the assistance of this, great movement, your committee, composed from all classes of former political opinion, earnestly recommend that the people of New Oneaus, w hite and black, as well as tlie people all over the State, proceed at oli o to make the most effective Organization possible; that a party be formed upon a platform perfectly free from every element nt resistance to tlie constitution and laws of tbe United States as they stand to day, springing up out of tlie people, w itli tlieir status ns now fixed, ami pledged to protect the rights and to mainlain the freedom of every ciiizen; and that as the affairs of our Slate require at this time, iu our opinion, the exclusive consideration of the people, it is distinctly understood that wlu-u we invite the cooperation of ail good men we do not intend to compromise them iu relation to federal pul.tics. Our purpose is to free ourselves from the yoke of I I | | l our prescut State government, ami to gut mi or iis corruptions. When this has ta-eii^ccsmplislied ev . person acting with us will be, frte to unite Ii tin self with any federal party whose policy is la cura ble to our be-st interests. YVe recommend that the people of tlie diiTereut parishes of this State tie invited to send delegates to a convention to be held iu this city ou Tuesday, the tw enty-third day ot April next. I. N. MARKS, Chairman Citizens' Committee. According to Mr. Ogden, the committee did not pretend to have framed a docu I ! I ! ! j | nient that will meet the approval of every man, as there are those who from various motives would not agree. It was for this reason that it was a necessity to bring to hear-the party lash in order to preserve tlie party organization. He said that the people were under a despotism more pow erful than the Czar of Russia. If this im mense power is not applied to its utter most length, it was, he went on to say, because the action would probably bo re vised in other States, and more than all, "there is tlie right of revolution to bring him to a severe account." lie then went into tlie interpretation of the registration law which, on the, appoint ment ot registrars hy the Governor deieated the will of the people, as only his owu minions were appointed to office. In tlm election law the counting of the returns, the whole machinery of election was placed in his hands, and if her behests were not obeyed the. Metropolitan l'olice would come iu to enforce obedience. In a further allusion to revolution, Mr. Ogden said: " But we are not revolutionists." A voice—"Yes, hut we are." Mr. Ogden—"I say we are not; but I haven't the slightest word to say to the man who would exercise it at any time." Mr. Ogden having assured the audience that no old party nu n and hacks would be in the forthcoming convention, retired from tlie stand. When Mr. John II. Kennard took the stand and began to speak, a voice cried out the usual call, " Louder," to which tbe speaker answered: "I'll come to the louder part after awhile." On paying tlie customary compliment to the vast crowd there assembled, tlie spe'aker made an allusion to tlie date of the surrender at Appoiuatox Courthouse, saying that from that time no sane man had evt r seriously contemplated resistance to federal author ity. [A voice: "That's so."J The speaker then said that we had been visited by adventurers, "houseless and characterless at home;" that such spirits controlled politics in this State; and on alluding to tlie colored men, he said "these people have had the fullest opportunity to test tlie sincerity of their self-appointed leaders,"4*ut intimated that they badfound them deficient. There would arise a strong vote from tlie entire peoplo in favor of re form, as instead of tlie interests ot the col ored people being opposed, they were iden tified with our own. The s]*>aker addressed those who had sought a home on our own shores from the oppressor abroad, saying that the government was not acting for their benefit, if under tlie guise ol repub licanism it collected five per cent tax where the old country collected but one. "But," said lie, "it may he asked, what can we do unless the present laws are repealed!" The president then introduced Mr. It. II. Marr, who said: I say to vott. fellow citi zens. that I tie not come befoie you to make a speech; I am not a speech maker, hut at the reqnest of one of the members of the committee. I have come forward to move that the address be adopted as it lias been read bv our fellow citizen, Mr. Ogden. I will say to you. tny lello-citizens, that 1 am with you. heart and soul, in everything you undertake to relieve this city and State from tlie despotism, that now controls you and your State. I am with you, heart and soul, in your efforts to relieve and re peal these obnoxious laws—tbe registration law, the election law anil the Metropolitan Police bill. In every move that you make, or attempt to make, to relieve the State of Louisiana from these hills that a-e pressing the life and energy out of the people, I am w ith you, heart and soul, now. I did not come before you to make a speech: the time for speech-making is past and the time for action has come. [Cries of "Bravo."] I believe there is enough vitality left in the people of tlie State of Louisiana to stand up lor her rights and maintain them. Tlie people of Louisiana must not only as sert tlieir rights, but uiaiutuiu them. Now. this committee have prepared an address: I want you to adopt it, and not only adopt it, but carry out the suggestions it contains like mt n. '[Cries of "Wo will."] Mr. Marr then moved the adoption of a resolution, which was carried iu the usual style, calling for a convention of the people ot the State to meet in New Orleans ou Tuesday, April ff3, 1ST2, to adopt a platform of principles for the reform party, in con foruiitv to the address, and to nominate j candidates for the State offices, to which ! men of all parties, regardless of color ami ; previous political associations, who favor a j reform of the aliases under which, the State I aud city now suffer, arc invited to co-oper ate. A voice—" That's what we want to I know." The speaker then alluded to the right of I revolution, saying, iu case such a right | would be attempted, "what would you ex | pect from the government of the United l States !" A voice—"Sympathy." - The speaker then went on to say that so far was this from being the real state of the case, that the most unwise and unpatriotic action of the government was in passing the reconstruction laws, a.-king the question: "Does the lamb return twice to bo slaughtered Laws passed by the Legis lature under duress and force, the speaker said, would heswept from the statute books, intimating in this that such was not tlie course to be adopted. But there was no law to prevent the placing of a duplicate box at each poll, ill which each voter wott'd place a duplicate of his ballot in the elec tion box marked with his name, aud he did not believe the authorities would have the temerity to reject the candidates elected by these means. The speaker said that the people had been heretofore guilty of crim inal negligence in not participating iu elec tions; that they had shown a great readi ness to ear)) at anything that went wrong, and great slowness in preventing bad laws front being enacted. His excuse lor the fact that thirty-one members of the com mittee were not registered voters was oa account of the misunderstanding that arose whether it was requisite to be regis tered the last time or not, but their offenses then were as against a party, now they would be agaiust reform. The speaker concluded by saying that some men of first, class respectability had been connected with helping out the villainies of the Legislature. The conclusion of the meeting was an nounced alter the speech ot Mr. C. A. Fenner, who spoke to the same effect as those who bad preceded him. The meeting dispersed in good order. The Firearm* Business. AVo copy for information tbo subjoined speeiai to the Louisville Ledger: Washington, Febreary 14.—About two weeks since a quasi-administration Senator waited on General Grant and consulted with him relative to the rumors in circula tion about the French arms contract and the alleged frauds in connection therewith. Grant was advised to put, the administra tion right so far ns those charges were con cerned, and to anticipate any action from tlie opposition by gettirg one of i.is own Senators to introduce a resolution ot in quiry. This step was considered politic for two reasons: First, it would tend to demonstrate that the President knew nothing of t'ue sale of the arms, aud this would relieve the gov ernment from the suspicion of having vio lated the neutrality laws, which, if once es tablished, would relieve the American Con sul to the Geneva Conference from iukc'.i that was embarrassing in the work of set tling the Alabama claims; aud, second, if tho frauds in manipulating the proceeds tyere discovered they would not prove so damaging to tho administration as ii the wa8 tj r8t on foot by other sources. Grant indignantly refused to order the investigation, aud so the matter was left to the independent Republicans, and Sttniner'b resolution of inquiry, offered a few days since, was the result. To-day Sumner got up his resolution, and the discussion on it consumed the entire time of tbe Senate. Sumner made a long speech, and produced copious documentary evidence to show that our government was privy to the sale of arms and ammunition to France, in open violation of international law, aud that the difference in the amount received by the government agent in New York from France on account of these sales and the sums paid into the treasury was $'2,400,000. .Sumner's showing of the case was not so effective as it might have been. as he was constantly interrupted by such Grant Senators as Harlan. Morton aud Conkling. The Senate adjourned imme diately alter Harlan took the floor to reply to Sumner. To-morrow Schurz and Conkling will speak to the resolution. Schurz, from his knowledge of the subject, will undoubtedly make one of his usually masterly efforts, while Conkling will defend the New York military ring and Grant. Both the administration organs here have articles this morning defending the trans action. The Chronicle sqys there is no vio lation of neutral obligation in our govern ment having sold arms to French agents: while the Republican says the charges of defalcation against Rufus Ingles must be proven before the people will believe them. The Louisiana Scandal. [From the Christian Union, Henry Ward Beecher, editor.] Perhaps nothing in the Louisiana muddle is more discreditable than the part which the Customhouse has played iu it. It lias given its name and the services ot its em ployes to the worse of the two factions that have been wrangling, intriguing aud fight ing for possession of the State government. The yution gives, from a source which it considers " above suspicion of partiality, and unusually likely to be well informed." an account of the connection of the United States officials with the scandalous busi ness. Its salient points are these : The col lector, United States marshal and postmas ter are leaders in the party which is opposed to Warmoth. To keep out his delegates from the Republican convention last Au gust. they assembled the convention in the room of tlie United States Circuit Court in the Customhouse. The, building was garri soned by deputy marshals aud federal troops, and the Governor aud ninety other delegates were excluded. After this shame ful abuse of his position the collector was still allowed to retain his office, and this is to us the most discouraging feature of the whole affair. In January, when the Legislature began its regular ses sion. it was convenient for the auti-War inutli party to keep a quorum from assem bling. The members who withdrew for this purpose took refuge in the Custom house from the authority of the Legisla ture; and finally, for greater safety, went on board a revenue cutter and steamed utr and down the river. This precious piece of impudence, in which five Customhouse employes. State Senators, participated, was so far stopped by an order from the Sec retary of the Treasury that the fugitives left the revenue cutter; and those of them in the federal service are now receiving their pav tor staying at a hotel in Missis sippi. In the meantime the Governor. Lieutenant Governor and a dozen members of the House were arrested under the Ku Klnx act, taken to the Customhouse, and kept out of tbe way long enough for tlie House, though without a quorum, to un seat six Warmoth men and replace them with six of his opponents. Warmoth still proving the stronger, the Customhouse members held their sessions over a grog shop known as "The Gem." proclaimed themselves the regular body : and, in an in cidental way, three of tlieir "sergeants-at arms" attacked und kilh-d a Republican member of tlie House. This "Gem" assem bly was finally broken up : the Legislature is in session, with a Warmoth majority: and tiie defeat of the Customhouse puny seems complete. The only comment we now ltavo to make on the affair is to call attention to the utter ly disgraceful way in which officials of the United S'ates have abused tlieir posilious. If the President's power of removal is good for anything at all, this is a case for We have trusted and still neral Grant's sincerity about reform. But no system pro tbe future will satisfy us, ot to satisfy the country, if the men office be allowed to thus pros its exercise t nis t ia Gt ei vil service vitling for ougl It to Sil now hohlin<; titul to tbeir ] Mr. Harold to Visit St. I.onis. [From the St. Louis Democrat. 1 In the commercial department of yester d.iv morning's Democrat we published very fail extracts from a speech made by tbo above distinguished Englishman befoie the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce. It will be noticed that Mr. Harold visits this country in tbe interest of English capital ists, who desire to ascertain beyond all question whether a daily line of iron steam ers, built with a view of carrying bulk grain and general Western produce, as well as cut;on aud passengers, might not be hand somely sustained between Liverpool and New Orleans. One of the objects of bis mission is to ascertain whether the mer chants of the Mississippi valley will not im their foreign goods via New Orleans rather than via New York, if they can get them cheaper by so doing; and whether grain, flour, cotton, tobacco, oil cake, etc., enough can not be ex ported to Europe via the great Witt :• route to furnish a sure cargo for every steamer. From what he has learned at New Orleans, he believes this can and will be done; and now, we understand, he proposes to visit this city soon to ascertain v. bat inducements'are necessary to turn the produco of the Mississippi basin down stre ini. We presume lie will deliver an address before our Board of Trade, if in vited, aud impart much information which our business men will be glad to hear. Capital is abundant anil cheap in England, and ci mpir.it ivcly scarce and dear iu tbs cougtry; therefore, it is more titan likely that plenty of means wiil be lutnished by English capitalists to prosecute exporta tions of grain and importations of goods via the great water route, if a reasonable amount of co-operation with our shippers and merchants can be obtained by them. Mr. Harold has conditionally purchased the New Orleans grain elevator of Mr. Iligby. and is doubtless prepared to make a strong and effective effort to move grain down the river during the coming season, lie states that English capitalists can be induced to take stock in barge enterprises or any other Mississippi valley enterprises which will give promise of enlarging ex ports and imports via New Orleans. Wo were surprised at the want of interest man ifested in Mr. Harold's mission on the part of the New Orleans journals. Only the ri iec Cv rren t reported his speech or took any notice of his presence in the city, though full of vitul import to the commer cial growth of New Orleans. Rat pit fes tivities, prize tights, and Mardi Gras tom fooleries monopolize the columns of her other festive sheets most ot' the time, leav ing them neither space or stomach for the dull affairs of business life. The .Monroe Intelligencer says of the representatives from that parish: Since our return home we have been ro p( jtediy asked hy some Republican friends whether it wastruethat our representatives in rite Legislature. Hons. O. H. Brewster and A. Overton, liad gone over to the Democrats. To this we reply, emphatically, Both of oar representatives acted in an entirely independent and conscientious manner, and tlieir ( ottrse in the contest was actuated by pure and honorable motives If there was any going ovor to the Demo crats, it was on the part of gentlemen who allowed their ambition to get the better of tbeir judgment. As soon as Messrs. Brewster and Overton return home, we ^propose having a graud rally of the Republicans of Ouachita parish, at which these gentlemen will fullv explain their reasons for the course they Lave pur sued. Pride is increased by ignorance; those who assume tbe most are usually those who know the least. BY TELE GRAPH, LATEST SEWS FROM ALL FOISTS NO BUSINESS IN THE HOUSE THE SENATE NOT IN SESSION TWO KU-KLUX REPORTS NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL CONVENTION W r ecklj r Bank Statement ALSACE AND LORRAINE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE GERMAN ACTIVITY AMONG THE BONAPARTISTS ASSASSINATION OF THE WRONG MAN MEMPHIS AND ARKANSAS RAILROAD COUNTY AII> GRANTED FROZEN TO DEATH IN NEBRASKA CINCINNATI ICE GORGE BREAKS TWO HUNDRED COAL BARGES LOOSE AMOUNT OF COAL SUNK NOVEL SUIT FOR A WIFE CONGRESS. Only Debate* in the nou*e—No (Senate Session—Mnjority and Minority Ka li lux Report*. Washington, F'ebruary 17. — House —This body was engaged iu debate only. Senate —No session. The majority and minority Ku-KItix re ports are nearly ready. They agree that nearly all the* Southern States are ap proaching financial ruin from bad legisla tion and Ku-Klux. One attributes the liad legislation to the Ku-Klux, the other attributes the Ku-Klux to bad legislation. WASHINGTON. National Agricultural Convention—Able and Influential Representation tree* tiro South. Washington, February 17.—The South was represented in tiie agricultural con vention by General Wade Hampton, Gov ernor Patton; S. G. lleed, Judge Walker, J. M. Sutheriin. J. F. Burns and Messrs. Barnett, Norcross, Nickolson, Mavnard, Williams, Bowman, Aiken, Soarle, Mann, Register, Little, Btidges, Kiberon, Mallet, Morton and others. Sectionalism was entirely ignored. The convention rec 'tnmended more liberal ap propriations t,> the agricultural depart ment. and increased liberality to agricul tural college*. Miuor subjects were re ferred to committees, who will report at tbo next meeting in February. 1873. Tlie agricultural convention which lias been in session the past three days attracts much attention. The representation from the South is not larg -. but able and influ ential. NEW YORK. Weekly Bank Small Pox Decreasing Weekly Bank Small Pox Decreasing Statement New York. February J~. —The small pox is decreasing, owing t > the very gen eral vaccination. There were six deaths to day ami twenty-five for th" week. The new cases are mostly verioloid. Evening.—Tlie following is the hank statement: Loans decreased $.YOO,OOC; specie decreased 81,005,000; deposits decreased 83.375,000; legal tenders decreased $1,000, 00o. Money closed very easy. Sterling dull. Gold closed very dull at 110 1 Q « lio-i. Governments lac higher. Southerns quiet. Before the close of banks, money became very easy, but operations don't warrant lower quotations than 6a7 ou call loans. Gold closed very weak. Sixes of 1881 llS^: five-twenties of 180:2 110 7 n; 1864 1104*; 1805 Ill's, new 110*4; 1807 lll-Ns; 1808 11"; ten-forties 110 5 s. Tennessee* old G6w, new 0644; Virginias old 5:2, new 51; Ijouisittnas old 50, new 50; levee sixes 0", eights <0; Alabama eights 90, lives 00: Georgia sixes 70, sevens 85: North Caro lina* old 33Ot, new 18's; South Carolinas old 51. new 33. FOREIGN. Reported Capture ot Caban* Untrue— Havana Telegraph to St. Thama*— German tlie Official J.nngunge in Al lure and Lorraine — Court Martial Ended—The Assemblyman from Corsica — Postal Treaty Between Frnucc and United States—Activity of Bonapnrt i»ts—Tlie Wrong Man Assassinated An American Killed—Cabinet C'ompli ention* in Spain—Lord Mayo's Body in London—Mexican Government Will Defeat tlie Revolutionists — William Cullen Bryant at Ilavnnn. Havana, February 17. —The reported capture of tlie Cuban Adjutant General Agramontes and Dr. Loacas is untrue ; they were wounded but escaped. The telegraph is working to St. Thomas and islands beyond. Berlin, February 17.—A measure has been introduced iu the, federal council that German shall be tbe official language iu tbe conquered provinces of Alsace and Lor raiue. Paris, February 17. —Tlie court martial of persons who were charged with tbe murder of several Dominican priests in tbe town of Argyll, Department of tbe Seine iu Ferieuro, has ended. Three of the prisoners were found guilty of murder and were con demned to death; nine others wero con victed of complicity in tho crime, and awarded various terms of imprisonment. M. ltouher, who was recently elected to the Assembly from the Island of Corsica, appeared iu that body to-day and took his seat. The entry of Rouher attracted ex traordinary attention from the members. Minister Washburne is negotiating a pos tal treaty between France and tbe United States. T.a Petrie thinks negotiations with Eng land regarding a commercial treaty with France will be resumed, with a friendly re sult. The activity of Bouapartist agents throughout France creates parliamentary excitement at Versailles. London, February 17. —An American named Miner was shot and stabbed to death last night bv a workman, who mistook the victim for a rejative named l'allington. Tlie -deter iuteuded to kill Pallington iu or DIUruv.v. .............c . der to secure £1700 which he would inherit upon his death. | Madrid, February 17.—Cabinet compli- | cations are pending. To pete, minister for j the colonies, is dissatisfied. The ministers held a consultation to day, j aud there are now hopes that the differ- 1 ences which exist between them may be reconciled, and that the anticipated change cf Cabinet will not occur. The Correspondencia states that the prin cipal leaders of-the Carlists, republicans aud radicals have formed an electoral couli tion ticket, tor the coming elletion, for tbe Cortes. Calcutta, via London, February J7.— The body of the Earl of Mayo, late Gov ernor General of India, who was assassin ated by a Musselman convict at Fort Blair prison, in Andaman Island, was brought to this city to-day. An immense crowd of persons gathered at tiie dock to witness the landing of the body. Havana, February 17.—Mexican advices state that the government is certainly able to defeat the revolutionists; that the acces sion of Lerdo De Tejada to the presidency is certain, in ease of the downfall of Juarez. William Cullen Bryant will probably defer his trip to Mexico, in view of the disturbed condition of that republic. MISCELLANEOU S. County Aid lo Memphis and Arkansas Railroad—Mistirk Krewe at Memphis— Ku-KIsx Trials iu Mississippi—No Quorum iu Mississippi Legislature— Seventeen Persons Frozen to Death in Nebraska—Deaths in Philadelphia—De« rrease in Small.pox— 1 Tobacco Manu factory Closed-Break in Cincinnati Ice Gorge—Two Handred Coal Barges Loose—25«000 Bashels of Coal Sank— A Hundred Thousand Dollar Wife. Memphis, February 17. — Crittenden county, Arkansas, has voted $100,000 in aid of tbe Memphis and Kansas City rail road. Further troubles are reported in Chicot county, Arkansas. Governor Hadley has sent additional force of militia there. A Mistick Krewe is being organized here for the purpose of celebrating annually Shrove Tuesday. Jackson, Miss., February 17.—The Ku Klux trials have liually commenced. A jury was empaneled Thursday night com posed of tivo whites and seven negroes. The first witness for the government, a ne gro named Kizer, has been on the stand now two days and has been subjected to a critical examination by counsel for the de fense. No testimony of consequence was elicited. The defense is conducted by Messrs. Coleman, Wharton, Steele and Pot ter—volunteer counsel. District Attorney Jacobson represents the government. Mardi Gras at New Orleanh demoralized our Legislature. There has been no quorum since last Saturday. Chicago, February 17.—Ten persons were frozen to death in Dixon county, Nebraska. Seven wood-cutters for tbe Winnebago agency were frozen. The suddenness and severity ot tlie storm is unparalleled. Philadelphia, February 17.—The whole number ot deaths the past week was 486— a decrease of '44. Deaths from small-pox 136—a decrease of 47. Cincinnati, Februarv 17.—Tbe tobacco manufactories of Wolf & Helfrich, in Springfield, Ohio, were closed yesterday by tbe revenue collector for non-payment o i taxes. Tbe break in tbe gorge last night in jured no steamers. There were probably gOO coal barges torn loose ; many may yet be saved; 25,000 bushels of coal and coko sunk. The estimate of losses vary from $60,000 to $150,000. Tbe barges were mostly owned in Pittsburg. Indianapolis, February 17.—Bright,State printer, tried for perjury, was acquitted. St. Louis, February 17.—David Leith has instituted suit in tbe circuit court against Henry Dinsman to recover $100,000 for tbe loss of bis wife's love, society, assistance and comfort, through machina tions of defendant. Weather Repart. Wax Dsparthbt, 1 Office Chief Signal Officer, } Washington, Fohruary 13, 1832, 7:30 P. M. J STNOPBIS OF THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS. The barometer Las risen since Friday afternoon from New England to the Ohio valley and lakes. Clear weather with fall ing temperature prevails cast of New York. The lowest barometer hits moved from Ken tucky to Cape Hatteras, attended by fresh northeast winds trom New York to Virginia aud westward over the lakes. Cloudyweather with occasional light snow is reported front Virginia north and w*est. Westerly winds have prevailed on the Gulf coast. The storm which Saturday morning threatened Southern Florida litis now passed away, and clear or clearing weather apparenty prevails from the Gulf States northward. Light northerly winds and increased temperature are'reported in tbe Mississippi valley and rein ou the California coast. The lit er hss risen four feet at Cincinnati, and falleu twe ve inches at Pittsburg. I ROB ABILITIES. The low barometer over Cape Hatteras will probably move northeast with the gulf stream. Northeast winds aud cloudy weather continue over tbe Middle-Atluntio States. Clear weather will probably con tinue in tbe Gulf States, with light winds. Cloudy weather will prevail iu tbo Ohio Uyalley, clearing away Sunday afternoon. ■Cold' weather will continue, with north easterly win'ls in New England. Danger ous winds are not anticipated for the At lantic and gulf coasts Saturday night. River latellUteaca. Southwest Pass, February 17, 6 P. M.— Barometer 30:30; wind south southwest, light. Arrived—-Steamship Harlan, at 2:49 1'. M.. Lewis, master, from Indianola via Galveston, to C. A. Whitney it Co. Sailed—Ship Genevieve Strickland, bark W. A. Jenkins and schooner Vicenta. Vicksburg. February 17.—Down—Rob ert E. Lee, 7 P. M. Up—Oetavia, 7 A M., Katie, 11 A. M.: De Russie, 12 M.; Kate Kinney, 7 P. M. Weather pleasant. River rising. Memphis, February 17.—Weather cool and rainy. River rising. Down—Belle St. Louis. Cincinnati, Februarv 17.—The ice gorged again to-day, but soon after again com menced moving, und ran very heavy all the afternoon. At ten o'clock to-night the river is reported rising, with twenty-two feet in the channel. It is now snowing. Pittsburg, February 17.—The weather is moderating. Monongabela six feet in the channel and falling. River stationary at. Greensboro aud Brownsville. Evansville, February 17. — Weather cloudy and mild. River stationary. There was a light suow last night. I p—Anna, from Red river for Cincinnati: Alice Dean and Champion, from New Orleans for Ciu cinnati. River clear of ice. Cairo, February 17.—Arrived—Dexter, from New Orleans, at 10 P- M.; Peytona, from New Orleans, at midnight; Ironsides, from New Orleans, at 2 P. M.; Groesbeek. from New Orleans, at 5 A. M.; Mary Mc Donald, from Evansville, at 10 A. M.; II. S. Turner, from New Orleans, ai 11 A, M. Departed—Pevtona, for Louisville, at 2 A. M.; Groesbeek, for Cincinnati, at7 A. M ; Great Republic, for New Orleans, at 1 ) A. M.; II. S. Turner, ior Louisville, at noon. Tbe river has risen two inches in the pas twenty-l'our house. Weather clear and pleaia-it. Mercury 42 c . St. Louis, February 17.—The river it falling slowly. Nothing further about the movement of ice at Sulphur Springs. The ice here is softening somewhat. It is ex pected that several nteameis and tugs wiL attempt to break it up to-morrow or Mon day. An effort is being made to charter the towboat Petrel, now lying at Sulphur Springs, to attack the gorge at that poi Weather milder. It thawed considerably to-day. Louisville. February 17.—River abou. stationary, with hix feet six inches-in ti: canal ttiu\ four feet six inches in the chute. It baa been ruining lightly most of the day. Tho river is full of floating ice. Freights ire abundant and rates firm. Departed— ... ........................ ...--- . Mary Houston, for New Orleans. There no apprehension tor the safety of vess | ly n-liere. " --• -- JIARKETS. Domestic Market*. New York. February 17, Evening.—Cot ton closed quiet ami firm; middling upland 234he; Orleans 23*,4c. .Sales to-day 975bales. Futures—Sales 15,000 bale«; low'middlin '* I CONTINUED oh eighth faoh.]