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BnN DkBAR ..............................Proprietor.
A i positively Ilia last night but one in the city of
New Orleans previous to his ileparture for
a w ; !i appear this evening m his aucces*iul new
play of
SUNDAY EVENING—First night o( the celebrated
— ymiHAM COMEDY COMPANY. _ iiiliM It
D 3iDWKLL..............Proprietor UAd Manager.
Friday Evening, March •■£'&, I SJi,
. t'tr Waliark'g seusatlocal drama, tirat time hurt.
y ATURDAY, March 23—Grand Matinee at 12 M .
F ■ ENING. Maren 24—The hiatorica) drama HORSE
MOUNTAIN. Tu conclude with the fifth art ol the
TECTIVE. nih22
M agical ami com.ii king
No. 5 Camp Street,
(Two Deora from Canal).
iVimierful Inexhaustible Lottie, Mysterious
Be. ,gim and Countess, Laughable Bewitched But
Monsieur HAP.TZ begs to state that as hia stay
: r allied, he wiil reiuniu 0 }>eu until teu o'clock
c .-ery night. Purchasers made perfect in the use
of every ar.iele. Private sales made bv appoint
meat. ' mli'22 it
arikti.es theatre.
•RRAINE ROGERS.............Business Manager
Wednesday and Saturday Matinee,
A- played by him st Booth's Theatre for eight
weeks, in W. C. Willis' great sensation, entitled
MAN O' A i It LI V .
R?r,I) WI. LIAM.
(.a/ta n Coriolauus Crosstree... STUART ROBSON.
i.i active preparation—DUKE'S MOTTO. New
scenery, effects and properties. mh!7
V ,. DeBar has great pleasure in announcing that
L;- as succeeded iu engaging the celebrated
f : a season of two weeks only, commencing Sun
il »r evening, March 24 •
This organization, by its completeness, perfect*
n-^of detail, and concentration of great taieut
..to one tingle element of excellence, has created
to profound an impression throughout the United
.Vales that it bids fair to hold in America the same
I >•;.! position enjoyed in Europe by the company
c* the Theatre Franeais, of Paris, than which noth
it g approaching nearer to perfectio a in art ;s ad
ni Ted.
Mr. WVNDHAM, w h such, a purpose in view
r is carefully selected from the best theatres ia
L >n:ion, and at his own expense has imported them
t j t s country. The success achieved by the ex
] .'i.ment is demonstrated by the exalted position
• - enjoys iu the esteem of tbe American public.
The season will be signalized by the prodm tiou
cC -- eral brilliant novelties.
SUNDAY EVENING, March 21—An attractive and
popular programme
MONDAY EVENING, March 25—First production
■» New Orleans of an ertirely new Comedy, by
K >V:'son, entitled "PROGRESS." uib21 2t
* Grand Fancy and M:i»U Hall
V ill be given by the above Association at
cations for Ladies* iuvitatinna to be lef
• < Lillies Miller, No 220 Trbminitouias street
nry Levy, No. 442 Chartres; M. W. Newman. No
| J ) Camp; Ralph Mayer, No. 'jT Common; M. Hciden
' im Jackson and* Tchoupitoulas, and E. D. Lev
I No : Canal.
TICKETS..... ........9-L
' • '! to commence at nine o'clock. nihil* td
I3ou^o and Ship Plumber, Gas-Fitter, Etc.,
t Magazine street, near the corner of Race
street, New Orleans.
an l Gas-Fitting Materia
£ 12
.......lulia street..........
(Between Camp and Magazine.)
Second hand cisterns always on hand. All work
zaraiiteed. Lock box No. 30 Mechanics' and Peal
4 Exchange. tv*25 lv
f*. COYLE & CO.*
▼ f •
Vfflee No. tirt Canal street, corner of Mim
r ll: \m G. Coylk
im cel Alston. Homkr Wood St Co.,
New Orleans. Pittsburg.
Office—No* I ',iS Gravier Street.
6 in
(H. B re using ) (Arthur J. Ernest,,)
Carpets, Mattings aud Oil Cloths cleaned and
» i. Furniture rovers made to order. All orders
11 receive prompt attention, and satisfaction
No. 240 Julia street, between Baronue and Dry
ies. New Orleans. no8 ly
ce hours from 12 M. to 3 P. M., and from 7 to
1. deiO eod 1*
Has now on baud and for sale at his store, No
U Poydras street, the largest and finest assort*
lent of goods in his branch of business that can be
bund west or south of the Allegheny Mountains,
-all and see for yourselves. no25 Sm
juiniishioner of the United States Court rri
Claims and Commissioner for the Stales,
ffirs No. tiO Camp Street. .New Orleans.
Testimony and depositions taken at short uotioe.
rssports provided, aud Customhouse paper,
lolly attended to. de.3
A. 11I HU A Y,
»• Ull Magazine Street, between Julia
and St. JONeph Streets.
rns made to order and repaired. AH work
ranted. A lot of tialerus. made of the best
ai'-nal and workmanship, kept constantly on
and aud for sale at prices to suit the times. Or
--s promptly atte ded to. i*!3 1 v
»OOK is now ready. A companion to '*ln» 0 -
ts Abroad." Don't work on hooks no one wants,
, one people will stop you in the streets to
t as< i ibe tor. "There is a time te laugh." and all
ivad this book will bee clearly that time has
„ . agents' goods iu Amerioa, ad
u.,- k 11 No. 41 Natchez street. New Or
__________ mh7 3m d&,W
'Y?T" D ~i ,N . E ., HC « DR KD THOUSAND MEN,
dTue Z ^ n n-- h !l d " n amicte '> with the foliow
D} ape Mia, diarrhea, bilious and
Ints ete"to*he er *" debility nervousness, low
mts, etc., to be cured by the celebrated Pev
-Ud s Bitters. Price, *labottW &WU * 7
*p3fi Su We Fr ly Ul4L
Call of Ibe Slate Central Committee.
State Central Committee)
Republican Party of Louisiana.
New Orleans. March 18, lrt?2. )
The committee met pursuant to adjournment,
President Pinchbark in the chair.
There being a quorum present the commute pro
ceeded to business. .
The following resolution, presented by Hon. A.
E. Barber, was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the president of this committee
be and is hereby authorized to call a State conven
tion ol'the Republican party of Louisiana, to meet
at the Mechanics' Institute, iu the city of New Or
leans, at twelve o'clock M., on THURSDAY, May 2,
1872, for the purpose of electing delegates to attend
the National Republican Convention, called by the
National Republican Executive Committee, to bo
held at Philadelphia, June 5,1372; also to noinmate
a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of
State.Auditoror Public Accounts, Superintendent of
Public Education, Attorney General, and Repre
seutatives iu Congress, and to transact such other
business as may come before it.
On motion of lion. H. J. Campbell, tlie minutes
were ordered to be printed iu the official journal.
By order of the committee.
P. B. S. PINCHBACK. President.
William Vigkks, Recording Secretary State Cen
tral Committee Republican party of Louisiana.
All Republican newspapers throughout the State
are requested to copy. rnhiy 5t
Addrt'rt* of tb»*
Republican Central Com
Statu Crntral Committkk >
Republican Party of Louisiana, J
New Orleans, March 13, 1872. )
To the Republicans of the State of Louisiana :
The Republican State Central Committee having,
iu the discharge of the duties imposed upon it by
the last State Convention, arrived at the regular
period which has been set apart by the usages of
tbe party for its State Conventions, aud having
authorized its President to issue the usual call,
therefore deem the occasion suitable to address
these brief remarks upon the political situation to
their fellow Republicans. The quadrennial elec
tion for a President of tbe United States occurs
this year. The election of this high officer of the
republic, whose character and political views are
so important, especially to the Republicans of the
South, and whose selection almost decides our po
litical late for the next four years, aud perhaps the
whole future, makes this election one of the deep
est and most vital interest to all our people. We
leel that we speak their unanimous sentiment
when we invite them to respohd to the call of the
National Republican Committee, aud advise them
to send our best representative men to the Phila
delphia Convention, to help in selecting a tried,
true and unflinching Republican to be our next
President. Our State ejection is also of the great
est importance. We have to elect a Governor,
Lieutenant Governor. Secretary of State, Auditor
of Public Accounts. Superintendent of Public Edu
cation, Attorney General, a new General Assembly,
and Representatives in. Congress. In fact, this
election is to determine a question 6till more im
portant to us than who shall be the next Piesident.
It is to determine for tlie next lour years whether
the State government shall be Republican or Demo
cratic: in favor of equal rights, or against them; iu
favor of progress, education and improvement for
all people, black as well as white, or in favor
only ol white progteas, education aud improve
ment, aud opposed to equal advantages for
the black people; whether we shall retain ail tha t
we have won and go forward, or whether we-shali
lose all and go back, to where we were at the close
of the w ar.
We wish plainly and distinctly to understand the
fact that all parties opposed to the Republican
party, whether under the name of Democrats. Re
formers. People's party, or any other title what
ever, are simply the old Democratic party under a
new' name, and have for their object but one thing,
that is to throw the State government out of the
control of the Republican party and into the hands
of their enemies. Our people w ill also see that to
defeat the strong and determine^ oflorts of the
enemy to again get control of the State, one thing
ift the great essential, that all Republicans shall be
victory is certain.
To this end. we cordially invite all true and
earnest Republicans, without regard to pasi differ
ences, to unite in this convention aud to nominate
such a ticket aud adopt such a platform as w ill
command tb»- ft-spec $ and support of the whole
All good Republicans also desire that our party
shall, as we are assured it will, declare itself de
cidedly, distinctly aud definitely in favor of ir
treuebmeut. reform, reduction of taxes and the
removal of all unnecessary burdens on commerce
and trade, and ta favor of equal and just legisla
tion for all interests and all classes of pet sons.
By order of the committee.
William V:»,kh- Recording Secretary State Cen
tral Committee. mlill*
Apportionment of Delegates.
By authority vested iu me, and In pursuance to
the following resolution unanimously adopted a:
a meeting of tlio State Central Committee of the
Republican party, held March 18, 1872, at the
committee rooms, to w t—
Resolved, That the president of this committee
be and is hereby authorized to call a State Con*
vention of the Republican party of Louisiana to
meet at the Mechanics' Institute, in the city of
New Orleans, at twelve o'clock M. on Thursday.
May 2, 1872, for the purpose ©f electing delegates
to attend the National Republican Convention
ailed by the National Republican Executive Com
mittee, to be held at Philadelphia, June 5, 1372.
Also, to cominate a Governor, Lieutenant Gov
ernor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Ac
counts, Superintendent of Public Education. At
torney Genera! and Representatives in Congress,
and to transact such other business as may come
before it.
I do hereby call a convention of tlie Republican
party of Louisiana, to be held at Mechanics' Insti
tute, in New Orleans, at twelve o'clock M. on
THURSDAY, May 2, 1372, toptlect delegates to the
National Republican Convention to be held at Phil
adelphia, Jane 5 1.372 ami also to nominate a Gov
ernor. Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State
Auditor of Public At counts. Attorney General aud
Representatives in Congress, and to transact auCh
other business as may come before it.
The basis of representation to said convention
shall he as follows viz
Parishes. cieief,
atea.'Parishes, dele*
• • 4 jst. Bernard.........
... 2
.. 3
St. Hrlt-na..........
.. 2
.. 4
St. .lolm BajitiHt____
.. 2
BatouKoug6, East.
.. 4 .St. Martin..........
.. 4
Baton Rouge. West
-- 2|St. Charles.........
.. 4
.. 2
St. James.......
.. 4
... 2 St. Landry.........
.. 4
.. 2 St. Mary.............
.. 4
... 2|Taugipalioa.........
.. 2j Terrebonne.........
.. 4
. . 4
.. 4
.. 2
.. 2
.. 4
Red River..........
.. 2
" | 2
De Soto.............
.. 2 St. Tammany.....
. 2
Feliciana, East ..
.. 4
. 2
Feliciana. West.....
... 4 Washington........
2 Webster..........
.. 2jOrleans—
2 First Ward.......
.. 4
..' 6
Second Ward---
.. 2
Third Ward......
.. J
Jefferson......... .
.. ()
Fourth Ward.....
« 4
.. 2
Fifth Ward.......
• • b
.. 2
Sixth Ward.......
.. 4
Seventh Ward---
.. 6
.. t
Eighth Ward.....
.. 2
.. 4
Ninth Ward.......
Tenth Ward......
.. 4
.. 4
Eleventh Ward...
.. 4
. ! 8
Twelfth Ward____
.. 2
Poiute Coupee.......
.. 4
Thirteenth Ward.
.. 2
.. 1
Fourteenth Ward
.. 2
. . i
Right Bank........
.. 4
The various parish committees throughout the
State are requested to call parish conventions to
elect delegates according to this apportionment.
Bv order of the committee.
William Vigkrs, Recording Secretary Republican
Executive Committee.
Republican papem throughout the State are re
quested to copy. mhli) lm
James Harebell—"Alan o' Airlie.
The story ends in an original sensa
tion, where the great poet is a mad witness
ol' the unveiling of his own statue. Never
has such a thing taken place in real life,
thougn there is no doubt that it is possible.
To reach this consummation, the author of
the story of James Harebell, upon which the
drama is founded, leads captive the iooker
on to the sweet sentiments which abound
iu every word and action. A strict con
struction of the draftia according to the
code laid down as far to the rear its Sopho
cles, would show the play to be so original
that nothing like its arrangement has been
seen before or since. It should lie formed
like a necklace—every link to be united in a
chain, and the whole series to end in the
locket, whose secret spring only opens aud
discovers the gem within at the right mo
ment. To have gaps in tlie .story is always
an interruption, and breaks continuity.
One space that imagination is called upon
to bridge may be tolerated, two may be use
ful, hut none is the best.
The poet has a little money, and meets at
the house of the old lord a man of the
world, to yhom, in the freedom and gener
osity of his character, he gives two hundred
pounds of Lis money, that his book of
poems may he published, while the lord's
daughter and the old gentleman himself
look on the, scene. Of the foolish and boy
ish feeling iu a youthful poet this scene is
perfectly characteristic, and though it is
not Scotch in its nature, still the play makes
no pretence of representing the eeonomv*of
this peojde. The poet goes home to dream
and to tell of his great prospects to his wife,
from whom no secret is kept, and the scene
of his cottage, his home life, the infant iu
the cradle that he sings to sleep, the old
servant who chides him for his folly, the
bairn, .the pretty wife who doats on her
dreaming husband, are drawn with a mas
ter baud. No far-fetclied similes and ex
travagant metaphor : no bewildering
jumble of idies in a misshapen mass: none
•of the namby-pamby element a*d the
usual catches which'abound in the soubrette
business are here. Because it is simple it
is truthful. The looker-on is carried away
in the drift of the story, without realizing
the influence which enlists all the sympa
thies of his nature and opens the fountains
of his heart. The very birds of the air sing
JlarebelTs songs. The villagers returning
from harvest keep step to the measure of
his own fashioned music, aud a little fancy
is wanted to bring to tbe reoollection of the
'beholder just such a man. "a prophet in Li s
own country.'' The man of the world, who
is engaged to be married to the lord's daugh
ter, arrives iu the cottage and informs the
poor i>oet that the three hundred pounds he
hail lent, him—every shilling he had in the
world—to aid a poor friend, can not he
paid, and leaves the unsuspecting Jamie
a ruined man, praying in his innermost heart
that the cup may pass from him. and that
he may not break it to his wife, aud the
man of the world stands at the casement,
not unmoved, at the agony of the wife,
who, on her return, rinds out the terrible
truth from her husband that by bis own
free-handed spirit lie has brought the wolf
to the door. His wife and babe die, leaving
the poet a grief-stricken suppliant to the
to the lord of the maiuir. whose post of sec
retary he is selected to till, craving work
that his sorrows maybe kempt; but not all
his afflictions have yet taught him the prac
tical side of life, and when his former
servant appears, hearing an offering or
flowers, he will not take the money offered
by a subscription of his native townspeople,
anil even gives that away as a fund for
people poor'as himself. The memory oi hi.
!o>t wife is forever present, living in Lis
thoughts, and bis forlorn cry as he over
looks the subscription list and the-tribute
to bis goodness of heart that breathes iu
every line, tlie moan for his dead wife,
that she may lie alive to see this day. rings
like a knell through the house, aud knocks
at every heart.
The man of the world has never sent the
manuscript to the pubii-hor. Both the
two hundred pounds for that purpose
and three hundred pounds loaned by •
Harebell on his miserable subterfuge have
gone to pay a gambling debt. Discovering
this treachery, his agony turns him mad.
The creditor to whom his talse friend has
paid the money, aud who supplants him iu
his affections for the Lord's daughter,
writing out a check for the whole amount,
which does not bring back tbe poor poet's
wife and babe.' however, and to him is
worthless. Here in this act, as the truth
bursts at once upon the trusting man, and
is depicted by the good acting of the Va
rieties company, oue sees a realization of
the kind of stuff that poets arc made of.
Despair ' liroods oves his fancies, Sis
thought* wander not to be collected, and
•s he goes daft, it is with a s nse of relief
the lookers-on reflect that the poor, tortured
soul is to suffer no hanger, for madness has
no recollection, and is as free from regret
as from remorse.
When Harebell has become lamous, when
hhj boy has grown to manhood, when the
old lord gets gouty, he erects a marble
statue in honor of the poet whom he tells
the villagers he "brought out,'' in tLis be
ing remarkably forgetful of what he told
the poet himself, "that he would not suc
ceed as a poet." Ilia daughter, now mar
ried, her husband, tlie old servant of tlip
poet, everybody, except the trickster who
has robbed the poet of his money, are all
present. As the statue is unveiled the live
poet is discovered in an old and ragged
mendicant, who had come in at the last,
and the "marble man" looks down upon the
dying man who dies in the cadence of oue
of his oWn songs, while all of the person
ages in the drama are kneeling reverently,
"sitting at his feet." The acting speaks for
itself. In the hands of ordinary actors no
one could see in the Man o' Airlie who
strangely quits the world as his statue
comes into it anything more than a namby
pamby, but in'the hands of the Varieties
company it is a glorious picture of nature
Keal Estate at Auction by the Shek
ii-f.—A ttention is called to the sale at auc
tion to be made this day at noon, at the
Merchants and Auctioneers' Exchange,
ltoyal street, by the Sheriff of the parish of.
• >rleans, of a lot of ground situated in the
First District of this city, at the corner of
Lafayette and Franklin streets.
For particulars see advertisement.
A Bangor (Maine) girl has metamorphosed
herself into what is commonly considered
as one-ninth of a man, and, as a fashionable
tailor, has made incalculable sums.
The subjeet at present deemed of most
import consideration by the city Adminis
trators is the enforcement of the ordinance
authorizing the removal of all obstructions
from the streets and levees. This would
include the removal of the iron building at
the foot of Canal street, and the one-story
buildings on the river front. It is a mis
take to suppose that the proposition in
volves the removal of the Clay statue.
There can be no possible objection to i^s re
maining as it is—an ornament to the street.
The present low rate of foreign freights
has greatly decreased the receipts from
levee dues. A fleet of vessels destined for
this port, upon learning, at the bar, of the
condition of affairs, left for Pensacola, tbe
masters concluding that the cost of towage
up and down the river could not be paid
by the prospects for n-turn cargoes.
The Administrator of Waterworks has
ju6t completed the laying of 18:10 feet of
six-inch water pipe on Wreatmeu street,
and 818 feet of four-inch pipe on Piety
street. Seven tire hydrants have been
erected along this line, aud a fire plug Lae
been dug at the corner of Lonisa aud
Dauphiue streets. The entire work cost
$4774 tiO.
The City Council met at li! M. yesterday
as a committee of tbe whole. One of the
subjects,which came up for discussion was
the proposition to di^ a draining canal on
Bunks street, aud the protest against it.
The ordinance making the wharves at
posts fourteen, fifteen and sixteen a landing
for fiathoats has been promulgated, and
hereafter all flats will he prevented from
landing at any other place on the levee*
Neafly $J0.iX)0 was received on Wednes
day lor taxes and licenses at the City Hall.
This involved the entry on the cash book of
sixteen different classes of taxes.
The Tumor Ilall fflrotin*—Tbe Interna*
linmila nr Work—The .Red Flag liui
A large assemblage of the mechanics of
the city was brought together last night by
an advertisement published in the daily
papers: was called to order by It. Hummel.
Esq., who, in German, explained the object
of the meeting. At tbe close of liis remarks,
the speaker looked around for some one to
express in English the sentiments that he
had put forward in German. Mr. Thomp
son. of tlie Pieayutic, was lirst called upon
bv the president, aud he refusing. Mr. Tur
ner introduced Colonel Smallwood, who en
tertained tiie meeting by descanting upon
the text, "Labor is the 'foundation upon
which the whole superstructure of society
is constructed."
After Colonel Smallwood, Mr. George E.
Boveo was found to be present, and was
called upon, But excused himself by saying
that be was not a public speaker, yet be as
sured tbe meeting that lie was with it in
Somewhat of a quarrel was raised because
only tbe German . mechanics .were repre
sented, and an explanation became neces
sary from President Hummel. » *
The following resolution, offered by Hon.
George II. Bovee. through Colonel Small'
wood, passed unanimously:
Hesolred. Thar the president of this meet'
in LI be authorized to appoint, in each repre
sentative district in this city, a committee of
three persons, who shall he authorized to
collect funds for the purpose of defraying
the expense of testing the constitutionality
of the nres£ift oppressive license tax.
Another resolution constituting tlie con
solidated committee an organ of offense
legally speaking, with lull powers and so
forth, was also put aud carried.
The president then rehearsed the history
of license laws in the city anil the opposi
tion that had been formerly made. The
©fficers of the meeting were: I{. Hummel,
president; Julius Keusch, vice president; L.
Volz, treasurer; A. Pinsky. secretary.
A motion by Colonel Smallwood, giving
the president plenary powers as to the 8p'
pointmeut of the district committees, was
1 he Jackson railroad management having
placed an elegant sleeping ear at their dis
posal, Lieutenant Governor Pinchbaek,
Senator A. B. Harris and lion. L. J. Souer
left tbe city last evening on an excursion.
It is in the highest degree probable that,
these distinguished gentlemen wili. iu a few
clays, be found participating iu tbe festivi
ties which the telegraph informs us a num
ber of our fellow-citizens are now enjoying
at the national capital, and the high social
qualities for which the Lieutenant Gov
ernor and Ids companions are so renowned
will doubtless prove a most agreeable audi
tion to that party. We commend them to
tbe kindly courtesies of our resident friends
in Washington, aud hope for them in every
respec t a pleasant and satisfactory journey.
Do not forget to secure seats at the Va
rieties TheAtre for Monday evening, on tlie
occasion of the benefit ol' Mr. George fc'yer.
one of the hot actors on the stage, and a
gentleman of extraordinary knowledge of
the drama aiwl all things incidental thereto.
Box sheet now open.
The Massachusetts Republican State Cen
tral Committee has tixed upon April lri.
and Worcester, as the time aud place for
holding the State Convention to choose dele
gates to the National Convention at I'hila
delphia. It was voted to invite Senator
Wilson to preside.
The Gove rnor of Rhode Island is reported
to be indignant because his efforts to jire
vent a duel are frustrated by the discovery
tiiat the conventional twelve paces distance
between the combatants places one of them
in Connecticut aud the other in Massa
A Western woman, aged twenty-six, has
been sued for seducing a boy of sixteen.
The parents of the unhappy youth brought
(he suit and claimed $1000 damages, but as
the lady offered to repair the wrong by mar'
lying the seduced one, they were nonsuited.
The manager of the Vaudeville Theatre.ij
"j 1'aiis. is dr.s tle,. He paid JO,Q00 francs to j
\ ictorien Saruou for Iris new play. "Ruga- !
has. - ' besides contracting to give him ten
per cent Yif the uet profits ol the perform
ances. The play, owing to the imperial
istic demonstration which followed its first
performance, was prohibited by the author
ities, and tlie manager of the Vaudeville is
now scratching his head in order to find oat
how "to get his rnonev back."
Dr. Hayes believes that the interior of
Greenland is covered with ice, and he
thinks it would be impossible to en»es the
country from side to s;de.
Blaboney's Twins.
At the Tuoat yard of John Mahoney, in
Algiers, two new schooners intended for the
lighthouse establishment are now being
put upon the ways, as well as a couple of
dickey boats. The eighth district of the
"Establishment" includes the coast of
Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi
and the Florida Keys. These "Keys,"
supposed by a fiction to unlock the entrance
to the Atlantic from the gulf, through the
doors of which one-quarter of the world's
commerce yearly passes kemeward, coast
wise or outward bound, are, as the world
knows, peculiarly liable to the clangers of
the deep which lighthouses are erected to
avoid. The maze of narrow channels,
devious soundiugs and frolicsome
islands in this city of lands,
whose streets are water, brings into re"
quisition all the implements of seaman'
like service. As the lights are usually far
from land aqd have to be supplied like a
ship at sea with stores and material, in one
iqstance a lighthouse keeper going twenty
miles for his "daily bread," the use of these
little vessels in the department is at once
apparent. As the worms of the sea, are
abundant, the schooners Mahoney is build
ing must be copper-fastened.
"Worms won't eat that," an old boatman
said, pointing to the felt laid on the hull.
"What's the use of copper if felt will do
as well?" was the inquiry.
"Copper sticks longer," was the reply. It
is of the best pattern, every nail being
driven as nicely as a printer would stick
stvpe. One of these schooners is already
finished, all but the masts, which is spruce,
and the "standin' riggin,' " which are wire
ropes, and the rudder, which is to be hung
on, the tiiler being "thar," all ready for the
stout grip of some seauiau, while the waves
are playing about the hull. Both vessels
eoutain trunk cabins, three berths in each.
A cockpit is a aew wrinkle in small craft of
this description, but oue is built in each,
and straight out on each side scuppars carry
away any sea the combings of the waves
might be disposed to give. A dead-light is
also a new thing in this line of business,
aud is placed in the cabin opposite, the
tiller, so that one can stoop in the
cabin and look clear to the fo'cas
tle. The ordinary tilting of hatch
ways. the pumps, which are of copper,
ail are put iu. But the big thing in these
twin schooners is their elegant shape, the
curve from bow to stpru on deck tilling the^
measure of a pretty oval, tbe stern itself
being ovai. while the post stands at the end
w here the sweep of the sides meet and em
brace. The twius have all the beauty ox
the clipper, while they tarry ns much as the
so-called "tub" order of craft. The twins
are of tbe following dimensions ea*L:
Forty-six feet long ou deck, forty-two teet
along the keel, fifteen feet beam, four feet
six inches depth ot hold in tbe clear, are
schooner-rigged and centre-boarded. The
work has been constructed under 'lie super
intendence of Dr. Bouzano, of the light"
house department. All standing rigging is
of wire ropes, aud all parts from stem to
stern are made to uuije the ornamental
with the useful.
The boat-house, or Mahoney's stable, con
tains a dozen or so boats, from the ordinary
flat skirt' to the curved yawl. "They're put
in here to keep eni out ot the w-ather."
said the old salt: " '(wouldn't do to keep
'em anywhere else. You see, some uire
here and want a boat, and say this is too
narrow, that one's too wide, this atat long
enough: so 'twus thought the fight th.hg to
get an assortment, ou the principle of you
pay your money and you take your choice."
iu Mahoney's boat-house one sees only a
j carpeting ot shavings, which are the
J "shocks" that many a pretty th ug .a the
I boat way bus here left behind. Spars lay
j around lo'-.e. To the outsider everything
' is :n disorder, but there isn't a thing in the
i whole concern that isn't -u its place.
■ Thinking of IV.ggotty'a house. :u "David
Copperfield." the stranger turns toward the
piver, where workmen are busy "shocking"
the cabin from a steam tug that has out
lived its usefulness in that respect. This :s
to be reconstructed as a steam ygcht for a
gentleman wbe is a sort of king :n the c ver
the-lake boat business.
A Hossljiin* Spevi* .
Nays a Washington special to the C.m
nati Gazette:
While Senator Sumner turn net been
asked, and of course, has not consented, to
preside over tbe Cincinnati convention,
there is the highest authority for saying
that he considers himself out of the Repub
lican party. In the most friendly way he
iiififriued .Senator Wilson that they had
reached the fork of tlie road, aud would
hereafter travel in different direction-. He
does not abandon Republican principles,
however, and his course will be governed
by future events. Under no circumstances
will be support Grant, but it is not at ail
certain he will support an opposittomcaudi
date. What he understauus by general
amnesty is explained by tbe amendment he
ottered iu the Senate, against which every
Democrat and every so called liberal Repub
lican voted. He attaches as much importance
to that principle as Horace Greeley does to
pYoteetion, and the latter, iu Saturday's
'i'rilmne, gives full and distinct notice that,
il the Cincinnati convention goes A'or tree
trade or a revenue tariff, no possible candi
date could induce him to support it. Penn
sylvanians who tavor the Cincinnati move
ment also say that protection must he one
of the planks, or they will have uoth.ng to
do with it. On the other hand, the prime
movers in the Cincinnati enterprise say
revenue reform, or wliat is called free trade,
is the essential basis of the undertaking,
and. if*this is abandoned, there will be
nothing worthy the formation of a new
[•arty. Civil service reform and amnesty
may be generalized, hut not so the tariff.
Upon this there must he a distinct utterance.
On the Democratic side there is a general
demand that no nominations lie made at
Cincinnati. This is seconded by all the
Eastern Republican newspapers favorable
to the Cincinnati convention, with the ex
ception of the Tv: ; "~ e, which is non-com
mittal on that point. It is conceded on all
bands that Grant will be nominated at
Philadelphia. While many Republican
members oi Congress would prefer some
other man, it may be stated tnat very few
Republican Senators or Representatives
will leave the Republican party on that ac
count, or fail to support it. With the ex
ception of .Sumner, Trumbull anff Schurz.
C" men of influence ate likely to go over iu
anv event. ^ _
Captain G. N. Walker, of Peoria, Illinois,
recently found in an'old desk used by the late
General Peter Sweat, the following auto
graph letter from President Lincolar dated
April 1, 1 Stiff: "In looking over the West
for an additional Major General United
States army, I can think ot no man better
suited for the appointment than yourself:
aud if you will accept the appointment, I
will be most happy to send your name to
tlie Senate, and will immediately order
you to duty in General Halleck's depart
ment. Please inform me at your earliest
convenience, whether you will or will not
accept a commission."
tariff hill considered
Tlio lee Breaking Up
Tariff Hill—Amendment t* Repeal all
Domestic Taxes but Liquor and Tobac
co, Retaining the Klee Duty— Chinese
Trading Company Bill Lost—Mail
Steamship Service Between New Or
leans nnd Mcxicnn Ports.
Wasiiingtok, March 21.— Senate— The
tariff bill considered, Mr. Morton #avp ne
tiee of an amendment repealing all domestic
tuxes, except on liquor and tobacco, after
October 1, 1872. .
Mr. Sawyer gave notice of a motion to
retain the present duty on rice. He said
there were four branches of industry in the
rice producing States which are aided by
protective duties, while tba people of those
States paid taxes almost for the benefit of
the industries of other States. There were
peculiar reasons for aiding Southern indus
try at the present time.
The land owners had nothing else left
after the war. The freedmen were the only
class who had gained material wealth. The
land owners had to borrow money at enor
mous ra'es to carry on planting operations.
The South, therefore, asked the same pro
tection for her labor that had been so freely
extended elsewhere; they asked for the re
tention of the duty on rice. He described
at length the extensive, complicated* and
expensii e piocess required for the produc
tion of rice.
During the rebellion tlie rice fields were
generally abandoned, being near the theatre
of war. Thi- neglect of fbur years almost
threw the luuds back into the valueless
swamps from which the labors of-genera
tions had reclai med them. Without the
duty it would have been impossible to re
store the rice field i to cultivation after
the war. Continue the duty for a few years,
and the old rice binds would again be
brought into cultivation, and new fields
added, and the plane rs could then piesper
without it.
There were probably 20.000 families in
Georgia and South Carolina depending
upon this culture for Support. Almost the
entire benefit from the pi op lsed reduction
would accrue to the heiii-nt of a few im
porters aud dealers in foreign rice.
Adjourned without action.
Haase —The bill incorporating a Chinese
trading company, with a capital of
$5,000,000, failed liy a largo majority.
Mr. Sheldon, from the Committee on Com
merce. reported a bill authorizing mail
steamship service between New Orleans
amT certain Mexican ports. On objection
by Mr. Randall, of Pennsylvania, that the
bill be made-an appropriation, it was re
ferred to the committee ot the whole.
The Chicago relief bill was referred to the
Committee on Ways and Means.
I The House considered the army appro-.
I priation bill. It in'volves $20,."i()0.00rt.
i House adjourned.
! Resignation Accepted— Ku-KIux Cases in
Supreme Court.
Washington, March 21.—The resignation
I of Joseph' Belknap, supervising steamboat
inspector, has been accepted.
In the Supreme Court to-day, in the Ku
KIux cases. No. 518, the United States vs.
Avery and others, ou h certificate of divi
sion from the Circuit Court of South Caro
lina. the motion to dismiss made by the gov
ernment on this case was not granted.
The Chief Justice announced that the
case of thp United States vs. Rosenberg, in
the judgment of the court, controls this.
See that case in 7 Wallace, 580. The mo
tion to quash was clearly determinable as
a matter of discretion; it was preliminary
in its character, and the denial of it could
not finally decide any right of the defend
ant: when such a motion is made by a de
fendant it is usually refused, unless in the
clearest cases, and the grounds of it, _ If
available, may he used on demurrer of mo
tion in an arrest of judgment.
•It is established, therefore, that the'
motion to quash falls within this
principle which excludes all matters
of discretion from the jurisdiction to
review. This case can not probably
come to this court on a writ of error to final
judgment under about two years; but a
writ of habeas ^^us having been issued
for the relief of tfl^irisoners. and their dis
charge being denied, that judgment has
been brought liei*e for review, arid the case
so [.resented will involve the constitutional
question whoso hearing is deferred by this
decision. It is expected a motion w'ill be
made to-morrow to set a day for the argu
ment. .
-i_ -- j
' r ' 7nr .. ,, a s Terminated—New i
aiii""" X *- n *cs— The New Spanish i
Minister— His Friendliness to the I'niteil ,
Slates. j
.New York, March 21.—The trial of i
Mayor Hall, in the Common 1'ieas Court,
lias terminated, and the remaining eleven |
jurors have been discharged. This course I
was necessitated bv Recorder Hackettile
claring yesterday that the court held bv
him (Haekett) was regular, thus making the
court held by Dal vf before which Mayor
Hall was being tried, an illegal or uncon
stitutional oue. This ends the famous i
November term.
Eighteen new eases and seven small pox |
dea ths reported to-day.
The new Spanish minister who arrived I
here last evening is reported to have said
that it is a mistake to represent him as
hostile to the United States, he having the
kindliest feelings and is desirous of cul
tivating amicable peaceable relations
with tliis country.believes in clemency
toward Cubans. H* will leave iu a few
da vs for Washington.
Money was stringent throughout the day.
and closed at 7 V cent on call loans. Ster
ling nominally firmer. Gold 10944 ® 109 Tj).
Governments steady. Sixes of 1881 115 3 »;
five-twenties of 18fi2 Jll% : 18(14 111 i 4 :
Uff %; new 110%; 18(57 112%; I8G8 112%: ten
forties 108. Southern State securities dull ;
Tennessees. old 07, new 00% ; Virginias, old
54; new 55; Louisianas. old 55; new 55; leyee
sixes 62; eights 70: Alabama eights 1*0; fives
tiO: Georgia sixes 73: sevens 88: North Caro
liaas, old 37 Vj; new 23; South Carolinas. old
52, new 37.
An official report by Controller Green to
the State Senate says the cost of tlie new
courthouse, so far as the same has been
p»id. is $8,149,941); furniture and repairs,
$5,282,229; additional claims outstanding,
so far as known, $242,579, which are held
by the Tenth National Bank. The control
ler has no means of ascertaining other
claims, hut he says they are large.
Liverpool Arrival*—French National As
sembly—Tax on Knw Mnterinl—Driv
ing Snow Storm at London—Midnight
Darkness at illiddny—University Knee
off—Canada nnd the Treaty of Wash
ington—Presentation to Chicago—Con
fidence in Italian Ministry—Baez De
feated—Hia Assassination Attempted
Coffee Crop Gathered.
Liverpool, March 21.—Arrived—Hippar
chus, from Savannah.
Paris, March 21 —Owing to the renuncia
tion by France of the commercial treaty
with England, members of the left in the
National Assembly have determined to
favor a tax on raw material. The passage
by the Assembly of a hill imposing such
taxes is therefore cerfaiu.
London, March 21.—A driving snow
storm, the first that has occurred here in
fourteen months, has prevailed all the
morning. The city is enveloped in a'dense
fog. At this hour (1:30 P. M.) it is as dark
as midnight.
It is stated that the Oxford crew refuses
to row against the Cambridge crew; conse
quently the University race is off.
In the House of Commons to-day. Mr.
Gladstone, in reply to questions, stated,
that since the conclusion of the treaty of
Washington correspondence had been going
ou in regard to its provisions, as they af
fected Canada, between the colonial secre
tary and the Governor General of the do
minion. The aorrespondenee was as vet im
complete, and it would he impossible to
produce it at present.
The Duke of Argjle, Secretary of State
for India, has presented to tlie city ot
Chicago, works on the history, people, pro
ducts. laws, medical practice, etc., of India.
Home. March 21.—The Chamber of Dep
uties to-day adopted a resolution of confi
dence in the Ministry bv a vote of 239
to 170.
Porto Plato, San Domingo, March 10.—
Baez was defeated iu a recent tight, blit
Cabral was unable to advance. He lacked
money and ammunition.
An attempt was made to assassinate Baez,
in which his cousin was killed.
J^cmel, Hayti. March 10.—Tlie coffee
crop is nearly all gathered. It is selling at
fourteen cents tier pound, delivered on
L.v Gcayka, Venezuela. March 8.—The
merchants of Carraeas feted President
Guzman Blanco, on tlie occasion of his
leaving the city at the Bead of TOOO'troops
to operate against Bulgar, the revolutionist
chief, who has 3000 men under his command
in the west.
Trade and the financial condition of the
country are improving.
The government has cancelled several
pressing debts.
Ice Broken ur at .Sioux City—Three Feet
Rise in Twenty Minutes—Floating Ice—
Sinking pf Steamer Charmer—Kansan
Delegates to New Orleans Colored Con
vention—A Family Burned u> Death —
Railroad Accident—Four Cars Thrown
from the Track—All Burned.
St. Louis, March 21.—A dispatch from
Sioux City savs the ice broke up there to
day, when tlie river rose three feet in
twenty minutes, and is full of floating ice.
The boats there are all safe. The river is
open to Fort Randall.
Louisville. March 21.—Tbe steamer
Charmer, from Cincinnati for Evansville,
about noon to-day. attempted to go over
the falls, became unmanageable as slie en
tefed tlie chute, stnmk the right hand reef
arfd stuck near where the Sim J. Hale
struck last February.
, She w hisrled a signal of distress, when
The Champion went to her assistance and
took off the passengers at considerable risk.
The Charmer sunk to her guards almost
immediately. The water is now running
over the main deck forward of the cylinder
timbers. It is thought the boat will be
easily raised.
The cargo of tlie steamer Charmer in
cluded 41*0 barrels of flour.
La wreni e, Kansas. March 21.—Tlie State
Republican convention yesterday elected
the following delegates to the New Orleans
colored convention, to meet on the tenth of
next month : S. Norden.tif Fort Scott; C.
11. Langston, of Lawrence: \V. D. Mathews,
of Leavenworth.
A tire occurred in a tenement house on
New Jersey street, at two o'clock this
morning, occupied by a colored family. The
father and three children were burned to
death, only two of the family escaping.
Wilmington, N. C\, March 21.—Reports
from the Lowery outlaws are ot a very con
flicting character. Boss Strong has nut been
seen since lie was reported killed, and
Henry Berry Lowery has been missing sev
eral weeks.
Cincinnati, March 21.— The eastern train
due at Fort Wayne at three o'clock this
morning, broke a rail, throwing four cars
from tlie track, including one sleeping car.
They were all burned, including express
matter, baggage and part of the mail.
San Francisco, March 21.—The Sutro
tunnel is progressing rapidly. The main
tunnel is now 2800 feet iu length, with six
inches running.
General Howard left for Arizona to-ilav.
The press of this coast is united against
auy further meddling with the operations
of General Crook by the peace commis
sioners. General Crook has enlisted 100
Hualapois to, light against their old allies,
the Apaches, iu Arizona. The weather is
hot atnl dry.
Madison, Wis., March 21.— Dr. Ely Mar
shall, surgeon of the insane asylum, died
from poison taken from an insane woman,
at wiiose post mortem examination Mar
shall assisted, with a sore linger.
Weather Rtgtrt.
War DlPARTHRirr, >
Office Chief Signal Officer, J
Washington, Starch Zl, 1372, 4:33 P. g.)
. Northerly to westerly winds will prevail
Friday over the New England, Middle and
South' Atlantic States, with clear weather
very generally. Easterly and southerly
winds, with increased cloudiness and possf
hly threatening weather, are probable for
the Western Gulf States, while generally
c lear anil pleasant weather, with northerly
fo easterlv winds, will prevail over trie
Eastern Gulf States. The barometer wiil
continue lulling over the Northwest, with
southerly to easterly winds, rising temper
ature and cloudy weather, and snow during
to-night, w hich will gradually extend over
the lakes and the Ohio valley on Friday,
Dangerous winds are not anticipated for
the Atlantic and gull coasts.
Ulver Intelligence.
Southwest Pass, March -E A P. M- — Ba
rometer 30.70. Wind east-nortlieast, blow
ing hard. Arrived—Spanish brig Elieea,
Coll, niastfr, nine days from Havana, in
ballast, to Puig Brothers. No departures..
Vicksburg, March 21.— Passed up—Com
monwealth at 3 A. M.. Mary Iloustou at 5
P. M.. Citv of Vicksburg at 7 P. M. Itiver
risiDg. Weather copi aud cloudy.
Memphis, March 21.—Passed clown—Dex
ter, Susie Silver, Belie Lee (with 2000 hales
of cotton) and Nick Longworth. River
rising. Weather cloudy and cool.
Cairo, March 21.— Arrived— Mary E
Poe from Red river at 6 A. M.; Thompson

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