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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA wv A iJil iiilllUJZll VOLUME VI-NO. 7. NEW ORLEANS, .WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1872. WHOLE NUMBER 1537. A.MUSEMENTS. ^CABEMY OF MUSIC. Every Night and Saturday Noon, BLACK CROOK, Introducing full ballot corpa, •BONFANTI. PKVKRE, BONFANTI, Prim* Assoluta. Primo. Prima Assoluta. TITO CKLIN1 BONFANTI, DLVBRE, Maitre dr Ballet. Pr i!" a A??Vv?' bavl- vt'i' BCINFANTl TITO CEMKI, BONFaNil, Friuia Assoluta. Maitre de Ba.let. Prima Assoluta. ap!4 M agical anb conjuring KEPOSITORY, s ....... ......Camp street..................5 Two doors from Canal. 1 sod four davs. Positively c osiug this Saturday. ASK FOR THE GREAT ORIENTAL BALL................*1 50eaeli Setting the laws of gravitation at defiance. GREAT ORIENTAL BALL................$1 50each Setting vhe laws of gravitation at defiance. Boxes of conjuring tricks from * 10 each. apl7 It gT. CHARLES THEATRE. BEN DeBAR ..............................Proprietor. IMMENSE SUCCESS OF JANAUSCHEK. Prononnced by the entiie Press the undisputed and regal queen of ESGLISH TRAGEDY. Supported by her new and most brilliant NEW YORK STAR COMPANY. This Evening (Wednesday), April 16, An adaptation of Charles Dickens' Bleak Bouse, By Henry A. Rendle,' CHESNEY WOLD. THURSDAY, April 18—FAZIO; OB, THE ITALIAN FRIDAY—Benefit of JANAUSCHEK-MARY STU ART. SPECIAL NOTICE-NO ADVANCE IN PRICES. Reserved seats for any night for sale at Box Ofllee. aol7 QPERA HOUSE ........OPERA HOUSE. Monday, April S3. MADAME DURAND'S BENEFIT. ROMEO AND JULIET, Fi-st and Second Acts. FAUST, Third Act. LUCIA. Third Act. ap!7 It ^CADEMY OF M USIC . ( D. BIPWELL..............Proprietor and Manager Every Night and Saturday Noon Until further notice, Mr. Charles M. Barrus' spec tacular drama, entitled the BLACK CROOK, With entile new scenery, wardrobe aHd properties. Grand ballet and olio specialties changed nightly _ aplt yAKIETJES THEATRE. SPECIAL NOTICE. GRAND HAMLET MATINEE, Saturday April 20, at Twelve O'Clock. LAST APPEARANCE IN NEW ORLEANS THE PRESENT REASON OF MR. LAWRENCE BARRETT a pi 4 Gr H A M L E T. Only Hamlet Matinee. yARIETlES THEATRE— Monday Evening, April 22, 1S72, Complimentary Benefit and Last Appearance bis season of LAWRENCE BARRETT. The great Comedy of THE WONDER; OR, A WOMAN KEEPS A SEC SET, And the Robsonian specialty of SKELETON CAPTAIN. 8eats now secured. ap!6 6t yCADKMY OF MUSIC. EVERY NIGHT AND SATURDAY NOON, BLACK CROOK, BLACK CROOK, CROOK, BLACK BLACK CROOK, BLACK CROOK, CROOK, BLACK BLACK CROOK, BLA< K CROOK, . CROOK, BLACK In gorgeous magnificence. ap!4 piRST GRAND INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION LOUISIANA. THE SOUTHWESTERN EXPOSITION ASSOCIA TION OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, Will inaugurate tlie enterprise for which their im mense new building lias been erected, in the busi ness portion of the city, by A GRAND INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION of Manufactures, Products and Arts, commencing WEDNESDAY, May 1, 1872, and con tinuing until WEDNESDAY, May 22,1872, every day (Suudays excepted) from 9 A. M. to 10 P. M. Open to receive goods April 15,1872. Open to the public from M *y 1 to Ma; 22, 1872. Ample preparations have been made for the ex hibition of roacliin. ry in operation, for tlie display of manufactures, products and works of art, and for the convenience of exhibitors and visitors. No eifon or expense will be spared to make tins the laigest and most satisfactory exhibition ever held in the South. Our building is located in the centre of the city; it is of immense Bize; it fronts on two of the prin cipal business streets of the city (St. Charles and Caroudelet), and is perfect in its arrangements for the purpose. Tim Exposition will be held in the most delightful and healthful season of the year in this section. It w ill bo open both day and night, and is certain to attract n large attendance. To the people of the South, and all interested in her industrial development, this Exposition otters an opportunit- neier before presented of Beeiug, collected in one mammoth building, a grand and comple te dieplai of all kinds of machinery and im plements, house furnishing goods, textile fabrics, paintings, statuary, etc. Ihe managers, as above stated,will spare neither expense nor labor to render this Exposition both interesting and valuable to ull classes of the com munity, and therefore urgently invite all to visit it. SOUTHWESTERN EXPOSITION ASSOCIATION, ndi31 1m Su Th Sa New Or'eans. Louisiana. ^(AUE.IIY OF MUSIC. EVERY NIGHT AND SATURDAY NOON, THE NELSON FAMILY, PROFESSOR HILTON, DAVIS' DOGS. PROFESSOR HILTON, DAVIS' DOGS, NELSON FAMILY. DAVIS' DOGS, NELSON FAMILY, PROFESSOR HILTON. In tlie spectacular romantic drama, BLACK CROOK* ap!4 A CADE.M V OF ill L SIC. EVERY NIGHT AND SATURDAY NOON, Introduced in u THE BLACK CROOK, Magnificent Scenery—Elegant Wardrobe—-Dazzling Transformation. "legant Wardrobe—Dazzling Transformation— Magnificent Scenerv. Dazzling Transformation—Magnificent Scenery Elegant Wardrobe, Character Dances and Comic Songs. ap!4 0 DO FELLOWS' HALL. The SECOND OF THE SERIES OF FOUR PARLOR CONCERTS, -Hominy Evening. April 22. I SPLENDID CARVED ROSEWOOD CHICKF.RING PIANO TO BE GIVEN AWAY. A limited Dumber of tingle admission tickets for *ale at Gresham's and Blackmar's at *I 50 each. Every ticket is numbered, until ling the pur chaaer io a chance in the drawing. _ ap!4 6t y AKl ETIKs Til EATRE. LORRAINE ROGERS............Business Manager. Last nights of Mr. LAWRENCE BARRETT. Tuesday, April JG, RMCK N B S iRR Y i-T ! S. attaee Pnd Evening—Mr. LAW OH KKW Mk 1 B4D..KR, in tie STREETS and GRKVVlRV8CENt' ,Cing DJSI0N K<iUARE mo'niia y A Am!i r 22 ot george ryer. RETT, and LAWRENCE BAR SA ri RDA Y-Grand W m ' , 8ea8 ?"' . hamlet e thls Bea80n of An Prura trowiant L_ i *• L(^TkTho5H>'son h who wil" i fi t Ct £ d with CHAR - ">*' as Fanny Ten Eyck, In DIVORCE 8t SplT CIGARS 1,500,000 C1GAKS ALWAYS ON HAND. REAL HAVANA TOBACCO Of Every Variety of Brand, Manufactured and for sale by GEORGE ALCES' PREMIUM CIGAR MANUFACTORY, No. 185 Rampart Street (below Canal.) _ ap2 3m _BU^mESS^DS^_ ■yj'KENNA'S SODA AND MEAD. NEXT DOOR TO HOLMES', 159..............Canal Street..............159 THE BEST IN THE CITY. And all varieties of CAKES and PIES at all hours.' apl3 lm JOHN McKENNA. y HERO, JR., NOTARY PUBLIC AND COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS, OIBce No. 17 Commercial Place. Passports procured with dispatch, and prompt attention given to all business. aplO ly eod M'KENDRICK. House and Ship Plumber, Gas-Fitter, Etc., No. 464 Magazine street, near the comer of Race street,Sew Orleans. Dealer in Plumbing and Gas-Fitting Materials, Gas Fixtures, etc. fe27 ly J^ICHARD BRODERICK. CISTERN MAKER, 132...............Julia street...............132 (Between Camp and Magazine.) 8econd hand cisterns always on hand. All work guaranteed. Lock box No. 36 Mechanics' and Deal ers' Exchange. f«25 1 v JJATENTS, AMERICAN AND FOREIGN, Solicited by JENKINS & OLMSTEAD, Architects and Engineers, ■* No. 27 Commercial place, New Orleans, Louisiana. mh!9 ly D. ua * AN NOTARY PUBLIC AND UNITED STATES COM MISSIONKR. Commissioner of the United States Court of Claims aud Commissioner for the States. OIBce No. 60 Camp Street, New Orleans. Testimony and depositions taken at short notice. Passports provided, and Customhouse papers promptly attended to. de3 William G. Coylx, Samfxl Alston. Homer Wood lx Co., New Orleans. Pittsburf < yy G. COYLE Sc CO.. COAL MERCHANTS. OIBce—Na. 138 Gravier Street. oc2fl Cm B REUSING Sc ERNEST, (H. Breusing,) (Arthur J. Ernest,) UPHOLSTERERS AND FURNITURE DBALER8. Carpets, Mattings and Oil Cloths cleaned and laid. Furniture covers made to order. All orders will receive prompt attention, and satisfaction guaranteed. No. 240 Jnlia street, between Baronne aud Dry ades, New Orleans. so8 !v J^R. F. B. ALBERS, RESIDENCE NO. 85 ERATO STREET. OIBce No. 6S Canal street, corner of Mag azine. Office hours from 12 M. to 3 P. M., and from 7 to 9 P. M. delO eod ly JOHN GRAYER, Proprietor of Phoenix Stables and Undertaker, Nos. 3f and 37 Elysian Fields street, opposite Pontchar train railroad, Third District, New Orleans. Car riages, Barouches, Buggies and Saddle Horses t« hire. Horses bought, sold and kept on livery. Patent Metallic Burial Cases, Mahogany, Black Walnut and plain Coffins always on band. Tuner als attended to by the Proprietor, who hopes, by strict attention to business, to obtain a share of public patrona . jy28 1y H orses — mules. — the undersignbd takes this method of informing the public that be has perfected amkngements with Western buy ers that will enabVhim to keepconstantlv on hand the largest assortment of horses and mules to suit the country and city demand, which he can sell as low as any other dealer, and guarantees all stock sold as represented. JAMES RAGAN, StonewaU Sale Stables, 134 Baronne street. de20 ly OAMUELS Sc KNOOP, IO (Late Samuels X Oliver), DEALERS IN ROUGH AND' DRESSED LUMBER of all descriptions, Shingles, Laths, Doors, Sash and Blinds. Office and Yards No. 287 Julia atreet, New Basin, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. Plantation, shipping and city orders promptly and satisfactorily filled. Order box No. 39, Me chanics and Dealers' Exchange. Postoffice, glass box No. 558. ja21 6m JOHN G. FLEMING, DEALER IN GAS FIXTURES. Has now on hand and for sale at bis store. No 144 Poydras street, the largest and finest assort ment of goods in bis branch of business that can be found west or south of tlie Allegheny Mountains Call and see for yourselves. no25 6m p A. MURRAY, * CISTERN MAKER, No. 191 Magazine Street, between Jnlia and St. Joseph Streets. Cisterns made to order and repaired. All work warranted. A lot of cisterns, made of the best material and workmanship, kept constantly on hand, and for sale at prices to suit the times. Or ders promptly attended to. jal3 ly D R. JOHN G. ANGELL, DENTAL SURGEON, 152 Office and residence, 152...............Jnlia Street..... NEAR CAMP. All operations in Operative, Mechanical and Sur ouxoxid oc28 ly gical Dentistry carefully performed. > itrous oxide and other anesthetics administered. QUKAP GAS FIXTURES AND PLUMBERS' MATERIALS. SULLIVAN & B PLUMBERS AND GAS iTTERS, 115 Poydrna, next door to Camp street. Dealers in Plumbing and Gas Fitting Materials House, ship and steamboat work promptly at tended to. Box No. 226 Mechanics and Dealer! Exchange. au22 ly WANTED^ ANTED-A FIRST CLASS DRESS MAKER, v v with a sewing machine. Also, one who thor oughly understands cutting, fitting and basting, to work with her, in a private family, for a short time. Pay liberal to those who are fully compe tent. No others n^ed apply, at No. 110 St. Charles street., from 9 to 11 A. M., or 5 to 7 P. M. ap!4 w W ANTED—ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND MEN, women and children afflicted with the folio v - mg diseases: Dyspepsia, diarrhea, bilious and itner fevers, general debility, nervousness, low spirits, etc.; to be cured by the celebrated Pey chaud's Bitters. Price, $1 a bottle. Sp30 Su We Fr ly _ \V T ANTED.-A BLACKSMITH, FOR A PLANTA V T tion near the citv, at moderate wages. F. A. LULING, ap!4 lweod* No. 24 Union street, up stairs P ARTNER WANTED— IN THE GROCERY business—a well established house doing a large family aud jobbing business. A party with a capi tal of #5000 to *7500 cash can Had an opportunity for a good investment. For particulars address GROCER, lockbox No. 839, New Orleans postoffice. ap? ____ A gents wanted— mark twains new BOOK is now ready. A companion to "Inno cents Abroad." Don't work on bookB no one wants, but take one people will stop you in the streets to subscribe tor. "There is a time ts laugh," and aU who read this book will see clearly that time has arrived: For best agents' goods in America, ad dress GOODSPEED'S EMPIRE BOOK, MAP AND PICTURE HOUSE, No. 41 Natchez street, New Or leans. mb7 3m dixW "SELF-MADE MEN." Lecture by Frederick Douglass, A large audience assembled lust night in the hall of the House of Representatives, in conformity to a call published in the daily papers, as hearers oi a lecture on "Self made Men." delivered by Frederick DooA lass. Hon. P. B. S. Pinchback introduced the lecturer to the audience, aud he was re ceived with hearty applause. The subject of men, the lecturer began by saying, had been the theme of lecturers and writers for all time. Representative men, men of genius, and great men of every degree, all were the favorites of liter ary efforts. Man it is who chiefly interest* us at every point of inquiry. In this man ner, by general allusions, introducing his subject, speaking of tlie results of science and of art, all the studies, indeed, in man, the greatest as well as the smallest, the greatest villain aud the noblest. On the present evening all the wires of the land centered in Washington, and from all points of i he north, the south, the east and west, intelligence, first set in motion by Morse, was transmitted. The lecture would not be complete without a tribute to Professor M oise, a man whose great discovery converted the world into a whispering gathering. [Applause ] Morse taught the lightning to speak; I> lerre, the sun to instantaneously take' a portrait. It is natural to reverence great men; it may not be to worship him. He may be our king, our lawgiver, our statesmen, our priest. Men who have distinguished themselves by the sword or the mitre were equally rever enced, and upon these we look somewhat in the same spirit children regard their big brother. He*would deliver his lecture on the model of a good, old-fashioned Method ist Episcopal sermon. It would have a firstly, a secondly, a thirdly, a fourthly, and possibly an "in conclusion." Who are the self-made men? He pro ceeded to define self-made men as those who, without the advantages of an early education, have succeeded in breaking up the dark incrustations of ignorance—men who have been their own professors, their own academies; men who have built the road themselves.and who have buffeted the waves of .opposition successfully where othermen had gone down. Strictly speaking, there were no self-made men; all have borrowed or have stolen something to add to their own knowledge. Wherever they are found, on the bench or on the rostrum, their characteristics are similar. How is it a man rises from the shoemaker's bench to be tbe match of the man who comes Irom the academic instruction of Europe? How is it a man comes from the printer's case to move the companion of kings, like Frank lin ? How is it a man from being a cobbler at Natick is tbe companion in tbe Senate of the product of the European schools ? "Upon what meat do these our Gesare feed That ihey do grow so great P' The lecturer then went into an explana tion of the causes that lay at the b#se of success in life, how it was that some men with the most brilliant endowments were failures, while those who in early life hail none were successful. It appeared as if. God would mar the complacency of the great. Keep down arrogance in the suc cessful by showiug that irom the very stones in the street He can raise up great ness and successful men. "It is the use we make of our chances, and not the chances themselves, that make men successful. Detraction, however, is a sweet morsel. It is far easier to account for success in others than to explain our own failures. Men," he went on to say, "are the authors of their own misery or their own condition. The lazy man is the unlucky man, and the man of luck of work." Looking into theorigin.of greatness it will bel'ound thegreatmau was awake while others slept: economized his time while others were prodigal of theirs; was at work while others were idle. Every thing of value comes of work. Labor is unceasing. He who receives a thing for which nothing is paid does not appreciate it, aud as it is obtained without toil it is worth nothing or equivalent to nothing. The man who lies down a fool at night, expecting to rise up a wise man in the morning, will get up as he laid down. There is no royal nor religious road to learning. Neither learn ing nor knowledge comes by praying. Prayer never put out a fire nor saved a ship. He, when a slave, prayed lustily three times a day for his freedom, but never obtained it until he prayed with his legs. [Applause ] The preachers have now got into the habit of decrying learning on the principle that the "letter killeth," and that when the mouth was opened it would be filled. Hut nothing could come from no exertion or toil. All that he asked for the colored man was fair play and let him alone. If he is seen on the way to school let him alone; on the way to church, on the way to advancement let him alone; if you find him on the way to Congress let him alone; if he pan stand Congress, Congress ought to stand him. A long and earnest effort was now made by the lecturer on the subject of work. "Man must not wait in the journey of life until a man comes along and puts a spring board under his feet to help him along. He must walk along himself. None of us gain without work." Toil lay at tlie foundation of all success, a man's own work, individual effort. The man who does not live honestly is not fit to live at all, and he who lives upon the labor of others, and depends upon others' work, is not living honestly. [Applause.] He who lives upon the labor of others, though be may, like Jim Fisk, live in luxury; like Tweed, have wealth; but he has lost bis self respect, aud when this was gone he has already lost liis soul. [Applause.] Speak ing of great men, and how they were un derstood, he said when he was a slave the greatest man in his neighborhood was one who could lift a cider barrel and drink out of the bunghole; now a days it would be a test of greatness to make the cider barrel lift itself. Kit Carson was in some respects a great man, but as the tide of civilization rolled over the hills and valleys of tbe West, leaving towns and cities in desert places and on the banks of streams, great ness consisted of another cast. The lec turer always reached what appeared to be the foundation of the whole, that is, all success and greatness came from work, from applied labor and ceaseless foil. Elibu Burritt, Hugh Miller, Louis Kossuth, were all alluded to as examples of self-made men. Miller poiuted to the earth as his in structor and college; Kossuth had the foundation of his knowledge of his English out of Shakespeare in prison walls. The lecturer gave an interesting account of his own exertions, when a youthful slave, to learn how to read, write and cypher. His first experience was when a boy hearing his mistress piousily read aloud from the Book of Job, when he became inspired with a de sire to read, and one day asked his good, kind mistress to learn him. She consented, and from her he obtained the first rudi ments of his education. Although this was fifty years ago, the incident was as fresh in his memory as if it were yesterday, and he had never forgotten his good, kind mistress from that day to this. But his master found out what was going on, and objected to his too great intimacy with the spelling book. "What, Sophy," said he, "are you learn ing that negro to read !" (His master was of that class who spelled negro with two g's.) "Why," said she, "is it any harm ?" "Yes,'.' said be, "a great deal." "How ?" "Well, you learn him to read and he will want to read more. He will want to write. Then he will want to cypher. He will want to study geography and get learning. It will make him unhappy as a slave; will put. bad notions in his head." The long and short cf his master's idea na tliiit **it ttaiiIiI unfit, liim to be a slave.' was that "it would unfit him to be a slave. He had to give it up and learn it when he went of errands from the boys around the "corner," near the plantation. From them he picked up the art of reading by trading off Maryland biscuits for every little bit ot instruction, until he could read almost as well as any one else. Writing he had learned when an apprentice in a shipyard, by first copying the words "larboard" and "starboard" on the lumber, written with a piece of chalk. He would write these words on a dead wall or an old fence, and the boys would write something else in their own way, and so he obtained liis copy. He wrote in the spaces of his voung master's copybooks, and constantfy asked for information, until he could both read and write. He then learned to cypher, first picking up an acquaintance with figures, then doing a sum by the rules he would gather from the schoolboys and the rough instruction they would impart. A new world opened before his eyes, and he longed to be free. While in a black smith's business and working the bellows up and down, he had read the old Liberator in the intervals of his toil, having pasted it flat on tbe wall so that hie eyes might fairly see it. When he got so as to read and write aud think, he did not feel right in being a slave, aud he obtained his freedom ; but it came only from bis own exertions, his labor. Though he prayed all the time for it. still freedom never came until he fought for it. Mr. Benjamin Banneker was alluded, to as another example of greatness in color. He was a black man—not a half and half, but an unimpeachable, an unalloyed kiod. He was the constructor of an almanac which Thomas Jefferson acknowledged was proof of the culture which it was possible for the black man to obtain. William Dietz was also a black man whose inventions and dis coveries were widely known. In reference to the genius and originality which, in cases of colored men, were laid to the white men, he said that all greatness in these men came from the native talents of the African ; that his mother was black, aDd among 1000 slaves on a Maryland plantation, was the only one who could read; that great men, as a general thing, it would be found had great mothers, from whom their qualities were derived. He spoke of the line of argu ment often used, that, as the greater num ber of those distinguished in his own race were mixed with white blood, consequently, their genius came from that stock ; but in the above examples this was disproved. The reason why there were such abund ance of self-made men in the United States was because that here "labor was more re spected than any where else in the world." Here we ask not for a man's lineage. The principle was, "We know your father, per haps, but who are you ?" One of the most unfortunate traits* in self-made men was that they were not better-made men; that they were subject to egotism. It had been said that Horace Greeley was a self-made man and "worshiped his maker." [Laugh ter.] The lecture was heard with profound attention from the beginning to the end. Mr. Douglass made no attempt at oratory, but told of hie subject instead of speaking to it, and the frequent applause, especially' in the allusion to himself, showed 'that his sentiments were felt and properly enter tained bv the large audience. In closing, he said lie had fallen in love with New Or leans, or rather the people in it, and that he would on his departure take the earliest opportunity of returning. Mr. Douglass then received the congratu lations of fcis friends. A Golden Wedding. Quite an interesting affair came off on Monday last in our little sister town of Milneburg. This was the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Charles Fagot, lighthouse keeper at that place, and his estimable wife, Virginie Bien venu, aged respectively seventy-nine and sixty-eight. United in marriage at one o'clock on Monday, April 15, 1822, this ex cellent couple, fifty years later, again called around them family and friends, and on bended knees thanked God for blessings past, and implored their continuance. Father Tibilau, of St. Augustine Church, conducted the ceremonies. The scene was striking in the extreme. Present at this golden wedding—this remarriage we may term it—were four persons who were among the original wedding guests, while gathered around the venerable pair were at least a score of lineal descendants, who had come gladly and proudly together to do honor to their beloved ancestors. Both parties are natives of Louisiana, born in the parish of St. Martin, where they have hosts of rela tives and friends. Married in St. Martins ville in 1822, they lived there many years t during which Mr. Fagot held various public positions of trust and honor, and always with the highest credit to himself and friends. Removing to this city, he was soon given the position of keeper of the light house located at Milneburg, on the beautiful Lake l'ontchartrain. Originally appointed by Franklin Pierce, he was reappointed by Abraham Lincoln, anil, after nineteen years' service, he still holds the position, free from shadow of staiD or reproach. "An honest man's the noblest work of God." A veteran of 1815, he loves the name ot Jackson, ard never wearies of sounding the praises of his gallant leader. Eight children, four sou* and four daughters, were the fruit of this marriage, all of whom still live, except the eldest son, Charles, who fell in tbs confed erate army. Of the remaining seven, five were present on this interesting occasion, with numerous children, numbering more thau half of the forty lineal descendants of this most worthy couple. Rarely has a more purely Creole family group been seen than the one here assembled, and most wor thily did they justify the pride growing out of that title. French was the language used, and many present could converse in no other. Natives of Louisiana, many of them have never been beyond the limits of their mother State, and all, without excep tion, are familiar with the French tongue. Among the invited guests we saw several well-known gentlemen of the Third Dis trict—old friends of the family. Judges Duvigneaud and Viavant were among them, and though their heads are silvered with age, they gave the fullest evidence of yet having young hearts. A long table was bountifully spread, aud as lively a party of gray-headed men and women, and curly-beaded children, with all intervening ages, surrounded it, as it has ever been our good fortune to witness. Mirth ruled the hour, and all gave themselves over to the joyous inspirations of the occasion. Four generations sat at the same board, most of them hale and hearty. In the spring of 1801 we had the pleasure of sitting at the table of one of Mr. Fagot's hospitable daughters, where were the representatives of five generations. Since that time the great-great grandmother has passed away. The remaining four generations were pres ent on this occasion. This speaks volumes for the healthfulnees of Louisiana. After the heartiest enjoyment in eating, drinking and jesting, interspersed with anecdote aud song, also a waltz by the gay bridegroom with an equally gay gray-haired lady guest, the party separated, fully believing that "it is better to laugh than be sighing." Attention is called to Mrs. Peter Gronda, of Mackinac county, Michigan. She has twenty-three children. One of her sons has fifteen children, one of her daughters has thirteen children, another of her daughters has twelve children, and all the rest of Mrs. Gronda's sons and daughters have large and increasing families. Further, the old lady wears snows shoes, and can walk ten mileB a day without blinking. LOUISIANA JOCKEY CLUB RACES. Second Day of the Spring Meeting. Everything favors this new organization, perhaps on the principle that good luck sticks to the industrious. Even the clerk of the weather looks on with a favorable squint, but he would add a benefit by squeezing a big cloud over our city early in the morning or during the night, just to lay the dust. Going to or returning from the course yesterday was too dusty for real pleasure. Almost every one is willing to take a dose of earth to the extent of a few ounces, but swallowing it by the mile is too much lor impatient humanity. t There was a good attendance of both sexes yesterday, and the course wore a lively look all the evening. If a visitor should tire of the races he can find ample room and entertainment about the pleasant grounds, for there are many pretty walks and shady trees and flower gardens. SUMMARY. First Face —Dash of one mile, for all ages; your-year olds and over to carry 100 pounds; two and three-year olds prescribed weights; Louisiana Jockey Club purse, Bacon it Holland names br. h. FRANK HAMP TON, 5 y. o., dam Charley Ball................ 1 William Coltrill enters ch. h. FRANK ROSS, 4 y. o., ilam Sigma.................................. 2 William M. Jennings enters b. c. CAPE RACE. dam imp. Zone................................. 3 Time—1:44. Salina was the favorite with betters, yet Ross and Morlacchi had friends. When the animals—thirteen—were brought to the Bcratch, Salina behaved stubbornly, refusing to be coaxed or driven to any extent. There were eight or nine false starts, as some of the riders were altogether too fast and others too lazy. On finally getting off Frank Hampton was first, followed closely by Frank Ross and Salina, but before the halt-mile post was reached Cape Race shot ahead, but was unable to hold that position long. Arriving at the string Hampton was No. 1, Ross two, and Salina filling the third place, no longer a favorite. There was but little excitement over this race, notwithstanding the time was not bad. SUMMARY. Second Face —Louisiana stake, for fonr year-olds; two-mile' heats: entrance 850; play or pay; three or more to fill; the Club to add 82000; $1500 to first horse, $500 to second horse, and the third horse to 6ave his stake. D. Swigert enters cb. c. STOCK WOOD. byAs teroid, ilam Alabama, by Brown I)iek____ 3 2 R. M. Montgomery enters cb. c. CREOLE DANCE, by Lexington, dam Scbottiscbe. 2 3 M. H. Sanford enters h. c. MONARCHIST, by Lexington, dam Mildred.................. 1 1 Time: 3:44%—3:44. Only three of these came to time, Mon. archist, Creole Dance and Stock wood. Of course. Monarchist was the grabd favorite, and before the race was settled bets of two hundred to fifteen were called, and no one to take. On the start Monarchist did not lead, giving his opponents a prett^ fair chance, and humored them part way round the track, his rider holding him in Dance and Stock wood. When near the half-mile pole Monarchist let out and went up to the leader, keeping quite close to Stockwood until making the last turn, when the favor ite took a front place, keeping it up to the string. Stockwood's rider, seeing that he could not win the heat, checked up bis animal a few feet from the judges' stand, permitting Creole Dance to take the second place. Time—1:44'4. Second Feat .—Creole Dance led off, Stock wood second and Monarchist third, they re maining about that way up to the halt mile, when Creole began to fall behind, Stock wood keeping up courage, but did not have sufficient bottom to remain in front of Mon archist. On the first mile in Monarchist was ahead two lengths. Starting on the second mile Monarchist led off, Creole and Stockwood following close. Before the half mile was gone over Creole began to grow tired, but Stockwood put forth good efforts, shoving Monarchist. The race was to the swift, for the favorite won the two heats, the best one in 3:40. The race was a good one, and exciting. THE CITY HALL. The application of the Crescent City Railroad Company to abandon their rail road line from the Half-way House to the Bayou St. John, meets with evident disfa vor from the city authorities, and tbe opin ion now prevails that they should be Irtdd to the terms of their contract. They have already obtained too many favors, and too great a liberality has been allowed in the interpretation of their charter. No conclusion has yet been arrived at by the Council in reference to the proposed lease of the Waterworks. It is scarcely probable, however, that it will be done. The opposition to it appears universal* throughout the city. The street commissioner has again got all the shell roads of the city in good con dition. Tlie annual electiou for directors of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern railroad took place yesterday, with the fol lowing result: H. S. McComb, of Dela ware ; Thomas A. Scott, of Pennsylvania; William Thaw, of Pittsburg; J. N. McCul lough, of Cincinnati; J. B. Alexander, of New York; C. H. McCormick, of Chicago; E. J. Forstall, A. Schreiber, W. Alex ander Gordon, E. II. Summers, Richard Pritchard, C. H. Slocomb, Lewis Aleus, F. J. Pratt, all of New Orleans; A. M. Wefet. of Mississippi; John C. Lucas, of Missis sippi; L. E. Houston, of Mississippi; E. H. Saunders, of Mississippi. Mr. McComb was again elected to the post of president, to continue in the management of the road. Mr. Pritchard retired, as it was not his intention to fill the post of vice president for more thau a year, he having consented at first mainly to secure a new management. But pressing engagements this year requiring his undi vided attention, he has, now that the road is fairly started, given way and yielded the office into other hands. In the directors the great cities of the West are fully rep resented, besides our neighboring State of Mississippi and the city of New Orleans All have tbe legitimate of drive and go ahead essences, which will go far to a still further progress of the road. In the con tinuance of Mr. R. S. Charles as secretary and treasurer is the public gain, as no more accommodating man could well be found. Not one of the hundred girls belonging to the St. Louis normal school wears anything in the shape of chignons or waterfalls, or dresses made of any other material than calico. BY TELEGRAPH. LATEST NEWS FROM ALL POINTS KIVER AND HARBOR BILL FUTURE REDUCTION OF TAXATION THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE CASES THE METHODIST CONFERENCE THE GENEVA ARBITRATION _*Yii Earthquake at Nleridian INTERESTING FROM SALT LAKE CITY CONGRESS. River and Harbor Bill—Bill for Future Reduction of Taxation — Redemption and Sale of Land Bill. Washington, April 16. — Bouse —A coni' mittee of conference was ordered upon the bill for transporting the mails. The St. Croix railroad grant was defeated by a vote of 110 to 54. The river aDd harbor bill gives $40,000 and the unexpended appropriation of 1871 to Charleston harbor, and $50,000 for the improvement of the Savannah river and harbor. The bill prepared by Representative Kelley, and which was to-day ordered to be printed, is entitled "An act for tbe fu ture reduction of taxation and the promo tion of commerce," and is designed to be offered as a substitute for the tariff and tax bill reported to-day from the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Maynard unites with Mr. Kelley in this measure—reversing the order of the Committee of Ways and Means. Mr. Kelley's bill gives the precedence to the internal revenue feature instead of to the tariff feature. It provides a uniform tax of sixteen cents a potind on tobacco and a consolidation tax of sixty-five cents on spirits, but abolishes the taxes of sales both on spirits and tobacco. The changes proposed will, it is said, enable the Treasury Department practi cally to disband the internal revenue ser vice, so far as assessors, collectors and assistants are concerned. It makes provisions for the maintenance of a tobacco bonded warehouse, under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Sec retary of the Treasury, and abolishes about one-lialf of the stamps included in sched ule II. The tariff section adds tea and coffee to the free list, together with other articles which enter into general consumption, but which are not produced in this country. It also adds the ten per cent reduction of the Senate on iron and manufactures, and those of woolen, worsted, cotton goods, aud some other articles. This joint measure makes a reduction of $50,000,000 from the two sources of the rev enue service, and provides for the diminu tion of the force of the internal revenue service to the extent of one-half the num ber of employes and expenses. Senate. —Mr. Sbei man. from the Commit tee on Finance, r< ported a bill to provide for the redemption and sale of land held by the United States under the several acts levying direct taxes, which was passed. It excludes from i's provisions all lots or tracts on which tbeiv are national ceme teries, or which have been set apart by tbe President of the United States, and are now needed for militai.v or naval purposes. Mr. Pomeroy entered a motion to recon sider t,lie vote by which it might be passed. W A8HINGTOJN. Civil Service Proclamation—Slaughter house Cases in Supreme Court, Etc.— Continued Till Next Term—Cabinet Session. Washington, April 16.—The President has issued a proclamation inaugurating the civil service regulations. Supreme Court, No. 60—The Butchers' Benevolent Association of New Orleans, plaintiff' in error, vs. the Crescent City Live Stock Landing and Slaughterhouse Com pany; No. 67—Paul Esteban eWah, plaintiffs in error, vs. tbe State of Louisiana ex rel. the Attorney General; No. 62—The Butch ers' Benevolent Association of New Orleans, plaintiff' in error^vs. the Crescent City Live Stock Landing and Slaughterhouse* Com pany. It is ordered by the court that these causes be continued, and reargued at the next term. The Cabinet was in session to-day for about two hours, all the members being present, excepting Secretary Delano, who is still at the West. General Cowan rep resented the Interior Department. The special feature of interest was the reading of a telegram from General Sheri dau to the Secretary of War, announcing that thirty-five privates and two officers of the Juarez party had crossed the river. They were arrested and taken to *San An tonio, where the privates were released on parole, though tbe officers are still under arrest. General Sheridan also asks what disposition is to be made of them, aud tlie subject was referred to tbe Attorney Gene ral, who will correspond with reference thereto with the local State authorities at San Antonio. The Cabinet was also engaged with de partment business of no ex;raordinary im portance. The English note was not referred to in tlie course ot official business before the Cabinet to-day. The Morse memorial ceremonies in the House of Representatives to-night was a success. __ NEW YORK. The Methodist Conference—Rev. Dr. Tyng —Funeral of a Broker—Geneva Arbi tration-Arrivals. New York, April 16.—The Methodist Conference to day adopted a resolution con demning Sunday mail trains, on the ground that they lead to Sunday travel, and the consequent violation of the Sabbath, inci cidentally leading to communism. The Rev. Dr. Tyng, who leaves for Eu rope to-morrow, was yesterday preseuted with $5000 by the members of his church. A letter from Mr. J. P. Kelvy, the Ameri can agent at Camargo, Mexico, denies that he has been imprisoned and fined $20,000, as stated. The Board of Brokers voted to attend the funeral, Thursday, ot George W. Wil son, who died yesterday. He was a promi nent broker and well known yachtsman. It is reported Director Eldridge, ol tlie Erie railroad, has resigned. The habeas corpus cases which, it is ex pected, will release some 300criminals, have been postponed until Thursday. President Woo!sey,ot Yale College,prints a denial that he favors the American case as submitted to the Geneva arbitrators, but, on the contrary, condemns it, anu. alwavs has, since he first saw the entire text. Evening.—Money closed at 6&7. Ster lin'r 9*4 ®9%. Gold 110 7 /&@111. Govern ments moderately active and unchanged; new fives 111; six e8 188 * 115V, five twenties of 1862 113V4; 1861 113%; 1865 114%; new 1124d; 1867 113%; 1868 113%; ten-forties 109%. State bonds—South Carolinas firm; others dull and steady: Tennesseee 67; new 67; Virginias 54, new 54; Louisianas 54, new 54; levee sixes 68, eights 70; Alabama eights 86, fives 58; Georgia sixes 67, sevens 88; North Carolinas 36V 4 , new 20; South Car olinas 50. new 38%. Arrived—Champion, Magnolia, Benefac tor. Arrived out—City of Brooklyn. FOREIGN. France and Germany—Geneva Arbitra tion—Marriage in Higfh Life—Passport 8ystein—Carlisle in Spain. London, April 16.—The following state ment gives the only authority anil founda tion, so far as can be ascertained, for the re ported differences between France and Ger many, mention of which was made in these dispatches yesterday. The London Teletjruph of Monday, basing an editorial article upon the assertion made by its own Paris and Berlin correspondents, said: "We regret to learn of the relations between France and Germany, the critical condition whereof, made known through ■these columns, is creating the greatest anx iety to those by whom it is best appreci ated." The Telegraph further expressed the belief that it is odIv by the exercise oi discretion at Pans and Berlin that grave complica tions may be avoided. The statements ot correspondents, upon which the foregoing is predicated, are in sub stance that Germany distrusts the good faith of France; is displeased at the extent of the armament and military organization which the Thiers government is carrying forward, and that Prince Bismarck is about to enter a formal protest against the course France is pursuing, in which he will declare tbe necessity for prompt and decisive ac tion on the part of Germany, even to the extent of reoccupying the departments of France lately evacuated by the troops of. the empire. In addition to these statements of its cor respondents, the Telegraph asserts editori ally that it is known on the highest author ity that the speech of President Thiers at the adjournment of the French Assembly created a grave impression at Berlin. Neither the,letters nor editorials of any other London newspaper give confirmation or countenance to the* assertions of the Tel egraph, and it having been hinted that that journal is in some way in the service and interest of the German Chancellor gives the general impression that the whole story is fabricated as a sensation, or with the design of aiding some speculative scheme. The English note delivered at the Geneva arbitration says that claims for indirect losses are not admitted by her majesty's government to be within the scope and in tention of the arbitration. The marriage of the Marquis of Bute to the daughter of Lord Howard took place this morning at the Roman Catholic oratory at Brompton. Tlie wedding ceremonies were witnessed by a great crowd of per sons. The Baroness Burdett Coutts. the Duchess of Argyle, the Baroness Roth childs, the Duke of Norfolk and many other noble personages were presented to the newly married couple. Among the many presents sent to the bride was a set of cameo brooches from the Pope. A shoemaker, named Nichols, who resided with his family at Maida Hill, a suburb of London, last night murdered all his chil dren. four in number, and then committed suicide. The following note accompanied the counter case delivered to tbe board of arbi tration at Geneva yesterday, on behalf of Great Britain : The undersigned are instructed by her majesty's government to say, that while presenting a counter case, under a special reservation hereafter mentioned, they find it incumbent upon them to inform the ar bitrators that a misunderstanding has un fortunately arisen between Great Britain and the United States touching the nature aDd extent of the claims referred to in the treaty of Washington. The misunderstanding relates to the claim for indirect losses under three heads. First, in the transfer of American ship ping to the British fiag; second, the loss of the sum enhanced by insurance; and third, the loss from the prolongation of the war. The claims for indirect damages are not admitted by her majesty's government to be within the scope and intention of arbi tration. Her majesty's government lias been and is still in correspondence with the govern ment of tho United States in relation there to. As that correspondence has not been brought to a final issue, her majesty's gov ernment desires that arbitraflon shall pro ceed with reference to claims for direct loss. They have thonght it proper in the mean time to present a counter case, which is strictl.v confined to direct claims, in the hope that the unfortunate misunderstand ing may be removed. Her majesty's government hereby ex pressly and formally notify the arbitrators that this counter case is presented without prejudice to the position assumed by her majesty's government in the correspond ence whereto reference has been made, and under the express reservation of all her majesty's rights in the event of diff er ences continuing to exist between the parties. If necessary, further communica tion will be made to the arbitrators. TENTERDEN. A special dispatch from Geneva to the Daily Feirs says: It is feared that the nature of tbe protest against the jurisdic tion of the arbitrators at Geneva over in direct damages, which accompanies the British counter case, may prevent the set tlement of the dispute betwen England and America arising under those claims. The United States steamer Iroquois ar rived at Gibralter to-day. Two lines of Atlantic steamers are pro posed, between Glasgow and New York, and Liverpool and New Orleans. The Globe and other Tory organs are elated over the defeat ot the government by one majority yesterday on an unimpor tant amendment to the ballot bill. It is reported that the Pope is about to fill the vacancies in the College of Cardi nals. Archbishop Manning's name is prom inently mentioned as likely to be among the new appointments. Paris, April 16.—The order abolishing the passport system has gone into opera tion. Persons arriving in and leaving France to-day were not obliged to show their pass ports. Madrid, April 16.—It is represented that no attetion whatever was paid by the country people to the movements of the bands of Carlists, although large sums of money were spent to secure their sympathy. Esparato, Caldereo, Montalien and Avmcz have been elected as Ministerialists to the Senate from Madrid. Rics, Rivero and Fig urald were defeated. Olozaga is elected to the Senate from Logrodo. The elections resulted in the success of the Ministerialists in twenty-two out of twenty-five provinces. As far as known, the ministry lias 113 and the opposition thirty-nine senators. Paris, April 16.—President Thiers ha3 written to King Amadeus, declaring that no power, not excepting Italy, is more in terested than France in the consolidation of dynastic institutions in Spain. Madrid, April 16. —It is said that foreign governments have the Spanish govern ment's assurances of their determination to suppress the International society. Tpe Carlist bands have all disappeared, except in Barcelona, where they are nego tiating a surrender. Paris, April 16.—The Right Rev. Dr. Richard M. Whalen, bishop of Wheeling, West Virginia, writes a letter to'the Uni verse , condemning tlie doctrines and action of Pere Michaud. MISCELLANEO U 8 Hamilton College—Stenographer Found Dead—Eartinumke at Meridian—Mili tary Outrage Alleged—Salt Lake News— Reverdy Johnson. Clinton, N. Y., April 16.—Hamilton Col lege has been closed until May 2, on account ot the small-pox. Harrisburg, April 16.—Mr. Luther Stroup, a well known stenogr apher of this [continued on eighth page.)