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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. TERMS: $16 00 PER ANNUM. VOLUME VI—NO. 30. NEW ORLEANS, TUESDAY, MAY ]4, 1872. WHOLE NUMBER 1560. AMUSEMENTS. ACADEMY OF MUSIC. D. BIDWELL..............Proprietor and Manager Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. May 12, 13 and 14. The management announce that in compliance with the wish and request of many patrons of the Academy, who were unable to witness the first representation of the popular spectacle, THE BLACK CROOK, That it will be revived for THREE SIGHTS ONLY. The full and talented dramatic organization will be brought into requisition, in connection with the HERNANDEZ TROUPE of Actors, Pantoaumists, Gymnasts, etc. GRAND UAL.LET, The principals of which have been engaged and brought direct from New York. A Musical, Gymnastic and Terpsioborean Olio changed nightly.__ ™T 12 nightly.__ t^ARIETlES TH KAT UE. LOUIS MARIOTTI..........................Manager A. G. CAMBRIDGE...............Business Manager SIGNOR BOLIVAR............Leader of Orchestra ENGAGEMENT EXTRAORDINARY ! ITALIAN OPERA, FOR A SEASON OF FIVE GRAND OPERAS. The ITALIAN OPERA TROCPE wiU present series of Operas, in the following succession: WEDNESDAY, May 15—Donizetti's grand tragic opera of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, with the foHowing great caste: LUCIA.....Mine. EUGENIA BELLINI DK MARIOTTI Alica...................................Mme. Boudro Edyardo.......................Signor Pietro Daccei Aston................................Signor G. Reina Arthur............................Signor L. Jburdan Kamiondo.............................Signor Dubose Normando..................... Signor G. Paoliui Full Cnorus and Orchestra. Musical Director..................Signor G. Hicolao THURSDAY, May 16—Verdi's sparkling opera of LA TRaVIATA, with Mme. Elena Corani as Violetta Valere. SATURDAY, May 18—Grand Maiinee. The Opera of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (by request). SUNDAY, May 19—The chef-d'ouvre of Bellini's NORMA, with both prima donnas. Mme. Elena Corani as Nonna, aud Mme. Eugenia B. De Mariotti as Aitalgisa. TUESDAY, May 21—Verdi's great opera of IL TRO VATORK, with Signor Pietra Baccei as Manric-). Box Office open daily from 10 A. M. until A P. M. PRICES OF ADMISSION—Private Boxes, admitting eight persons, $10, $15 and $20; Season Tickets $9 tor the five opera nights; general admission $2; gallery .5 cents. No extra charge for reserved sea s. my 12 At gT. CHARLES THEATRE. BEN DaBAB..............................Proprietor. GEORGE RYKR.....................Stage Manager. Wednesday, May 13, and Every Evening and Satnrday Matinees, Dion Boucicault'a Beautifhl Drama entitled THE OCTOROON | OR, LIFE IN LOUISIANA. ISABEL FREEMAN as............Zoe, the Octoroon GEORGE CLARKE as................George Peyton The type of a Southern Gentleman. '-''i WITH THE FULL COMPANY OF THE VARIETIES THEATRE. Box sheet now open. my!2 J^ETE CHAMPETltE AT CARROLLTON GARDENS, Commencing Tuesday Evening, May J4, For f benefit of EMANUEL CHURCH, SIXTH DISTRICT. COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT: Mrs. L. BOWERS. Mrs. GEORGE G. GARNER, Mrs. WILLIAM CHAFER, Mrs. B. B. SIMMES, " Mrs. S. SEYMOUR, Mrs. HARRIS, Mrs. H. H. HANSEL, Mrs. T. B. BODLEY, Mrs. BISBKK, Mrs. FETLI8, Mrs. H. E. SHROPSHIRE, Mrs. B. J. WEST. mvlO 5t •^TARIETIES THEATRE. LAWRENCE BARRETT.........Lessee and Manager LORRAINE ROGERS..............Business Manager LAST NIGHT OF THE DRAMATIC SEASON. Tuesday, May 14, Grand entertainment by the Ladies' Benevolent Association of Louisiana for the purpose of com pleting the Confederate Tomb in Greenwood Ceme tery. and last appearance of Charlotte Thompson in VICTOHINE, OR I'LL SLEEP ON IT, Supported by the star company. Note—Persons buyin" tickets of the ladies of the Association can have them exchanged for seenred seats at the box office by paying fifty cents extra. MONDAY. May 13—The theatre will be occupied by the Shakespeare Club. WEDNESDAY, May 15—The Italian Opera. my!2 3t gT. CHARLES THEATRE. BEN DeBAR ...............Proprietor and Manager. Last Night and Grand Farewell Entertainment of the great MAKT1NETTI-RAVEL PANTOMIME TROUPE. For the last time, JOCKO. PAUL in his great personation. New songs, new dances, and the beautiful ballet, ROSE AND BUTTERFLY. All the stars in the east. To conclude with the most laughable comic panto mime, THE MYSTIC GIFT. The great JCLIAN as CLOWN. Wednesday, May 15—The Varieties Dramatic Company, for a shoi t season. my!2 MISCELLANEOUS.___ jgOUDRO'S RESTAURANT, AT THE LAKE END OF THE PONTCHARTRAIN RAILWAY, Is Now Open for the Season, Having been refitted end furnished. The best of wines and all delicacies. Prices liberal, my 5 3m OUGAR-CURKD HAMS AT IO CENTS. O Sugar-cured H AMs at 12 H cents, at retail. 10,1100 pounds Sugar-cured HAMS at 10 aud 123$ cents. 10,000 pounds BREAKFAST BACON at 10 cents. 5,000 pounds GREEN SHOULDERS at 6 cents. Also, 500 McClellan saddles at $5 each, for sale at S. B. CHURCHILL'S, No. 40 Magazine street, between Natchez and Giavier streets, under St. James HoteL aplO ly AND — WILLCOX k GIBBS 8EWING MACHINE, always in ordei and ready to sew, to run by hand or foot Recommended by the medical faculty as the only one fit for delicate ladies to use, on account of it* lightness. First class machines of all kinds are offered for sale. The New Domestic Sewing Ma chine is made on an entirely new principle. A large assortment of ladies' ready made suits al ways on hand, of all colors and styles, manufac tured on our celebrated sewing machines. del6 ly M. S. HEDRICK. No. 103 Canal stTeet. yfOnWKnnnMMH.iM".....*......NOTICE. M1RAMON, Dealer In All Kinds of Furniture. 508. 99.101 and 103 CHARTRKS STREET, New Or leans. Has constantly on hand an assortment of Cottage Bedsteads (extra make, with four inch posts), with tca6ters, $12. Solid Walnut one-fourth Marble Bureaus, $20. Solid Walnut Portable Arwoirs, with two Uraw ers inbottom, $2o. Victoria Bedroom Sets, in Walnut, Mabogauy and Imitatiou Rosewood, ten pieces, $120. Spring Mattresses made to order, $25 and $30. Parlor Sets, in Walnut, Mahogauy and Imitation Boeewood, ten pieces, at very moderate prices. Also, an assortment of Looking-Glasses at moder te prices. felfl ly LOST. L ost.—a promissory note fob $1000. drawn by John Baltz to his own order, and by him indorsed. and also indorsed by R. K Delafleld, paid;___ „ _ H___________H notary public, on the twenty-Beveuth of Decern her, 1810, on a lot of ground etc., First District, square bounded by Tchoupitoulee, Lafayette, Poydraa and Commerce streets, lot No. 12. Said note is the property of the.Phanix National Bank, New York. myl 30t OIQARS. 1,500,000 c,<iAKS always on hand. REAL HAVANA TOBACCO Of Every Variety of Brand, Manufactured and for sale by GEORGE ALCES' PREMIUM CIGAR MANUFACTORY, No. 1S5 Rampart Street (below Canal.) ap2 3m LOTTERIES. RAWING OF THE LOUISIANA 8TATB LOTTBRY FOR MAY 13, 1872, CLASS 114. 2 28 ! 10 9 | 10 . 11 r l» I The above drawings ere published In ell the prin cipal papers, and are drawn in pnbUo daily at the rooms of the company. Information furnished and prizes cashed by HOWARD, SIMMONS k CO., Contractors. St. Charles street, corner Union, New Orleans Witness enr hands at New Orleans, Lontslans this thirteenth day of May, ISIS. H. PERALTA. ADAM GIFFBN Commissioners. BEWARE OF BOGU8 LOTTERIES. anil 1 prize of prize of 1 prize of 1 prize of I prize of i 1 Drize of J jprtj^of 1 prize of 1 prize of STATE LOTTERY JJOC181ANA 0 O M P A H T. . Incorporated August 11, 1861. CHARLES T. HOWARD................PRESIDENT. SINGLE NUMBER LOTTERY. SPLENDID SCHEME—ONLY 10,000 NUMBERS. Capital Prize............820.000. CLANS G. TO BR DRAWN AT NEW ORLEANS O* Saturday, May 18, 1822. HOWARD. SIMMONS fc CO., Contractors. SCHEME; 20.000 Numbers—Tickers Only 820, 1 prize of 050,030 is......................„.05o ooc 1 prize of 30,000 is........................ 3u,0C0 1 prize of > 0,000 is........................ to ono 1 prize of 10,000 is........................ 10,000 1 prize of 9,000 is........................ 9,000 1 prize of 8,000 it..................... 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1s................. 1,000 1 prize of 6,000 it........................ t.ooc l prize of 5,000 it........................ 5,000 1 prize of 4,000 it............... 4,000 1 prize of 3,000 it...................... 3.000 1 prize of 1,000 is............. 1.000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 ' ' ' 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1.000 I 1.000 !• prize of 1,000 1 prize oi 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000 1 prize of 1,000, 50 prizes ef 500 are.................. 45,000 311 prizes of >00 are.......... 53,400 36 Approximation prizes.................... 13,600 440 prizes, amounttru; to....................BM0.40S Whole Tickets, $*; shares to proportion. Prizes payable without deduction. Orders to be addressed to CHARLES T. H'WABD, Lock box 692, Postoffice. New Orleans. Sand poztofflne money order, or register your 1st tar BMKSANDBANKINQ^ "Y£ONEY LOANED Of ZI.L MARKETABLE STOCKS OR SECURITIES. Commercial paper wanted by L. B. MOREL, myl2 3t No. 35tfe Carondelet street. C 11RCULAR LETTER?* OF CREDIT, J available in all parts of Europe, issued upon Londen by the STATE NATIONAL BANK, Nos. 31 and 33 Camp street. my9 lm CHARLES L. C. DUPUY, Cashier. BUSINESS OHANQES. N OTICE.-THE PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE existing between Thomas K M. Smith and Patrick Donnelly is dissolved from this day. Either party will receipt for moneys doe by the former concern of Smith k Donnelly. Mat 9,1872. P. DONNELLY'. niylO 3t T HE LAW PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE existing between us under the name of Case k Rouse is this day dissolved. CHARLES CASE, J. D. RoUSE. New Orlraxs, May 8, 1872. mylO 6t D issolution of pahtnership. By common consent, the partnership hereto fore existing between the undersigned under the name and style of C. H. Mouton k Co. has been and is dissolved. The procuration or power of attorney given to Mr. George Darby by the said C. H. Monton k Co. is hereby revoked and cancel ed, 'and C. H Mouton is charged with the liquida tion of the affairs of said partnership. valery coco. C. H. MOUTON. New Orleans, April 29. 1872. ap30 lm D issolution of partnkrship. The firm heretofore existing, composed of the undersigned, and doing business under the name and style of H. I. MULLAN St CO., is hereby dissolved by limitation. Each partner has au thority to sign in liquidation. HENRY J. MULL IN, CHARLES W. Hl'SSELL, JOHN E. RUSSELL. New Orleans, May 7,1812. IT1HE UNDERSIGNED HAVE FORMED, THIS DAY, JL a partnership for the purpose of carrying on the general hardware business at the stand of the late firm ofH. I. MULLAN St CO., No. 52 Canal street, and Nos. 69 and 71 Common street,under the name and style of H. I. MULLAN St CO. HENRY J. MULLAN, CHARLES HALLO WAY, JOHN YOUNG. JR., _ „ , ANTHONY DOHERTY. New Orleans, May 7, 1872 my8 13 18 educational. Jj-ILITARY HIGH SCHOOL, 188 RACE 8TEET, head of Coliseum Place. T. B. Edwards and Samuel H. Lewis, Principals. Will prepare pupils to enter the Louisians State University or anyother CoUege in America A Commercial and Primary Denartment attached Military discipline, with daily drill. Circulars to be had at the School, Gresham's. 92 Camp street. or at James A. an20 10m J^KW ORLEANS CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, No. 90 Baronne Street, Three and one-half blocks from Canal street, five doors above the Piano House of P. Werlin, ac cessible from five car lines. This institution is conducted alter the plan of the best music schools of Europe. The Board of Instruction counts among its mimes the most suc cessful teachers and artists of the highest merit and reputation. Admitted are beginners of all ages Irom seven .wars upward; also, advance I pupils who wish to perfect themselves either at amateurs, teachers, or professional artists; and those who wish to resume their studies after a long interruption. terms, payable in advance, as follows: For piano ° T ri'U weeks, two lessons weekly, of two h urs each, $25. For theory (harmony 8 .id com position). organ, melodeon, vjoliii, violinef j) 0 harp, flute, guitar, zither, for ten weeks 1 i'„ weekly, of one hour each. *15 Mu',*°'S for two branches taken together cuona made Visitors are invited to call 'in , ..___ method of teaching and the progr d ^'A? 688 An? For references, circulars, parkT of P U P ,1 1 *' at the Office of the PresiSen cn ' ar8 J itc g' *PP£ — >r ™ THE CITY HALL. A proposition will shortly be brought before the City Council to have the street lamps relettered with names of streets, and to have the houses of the city renumbered A citizen made a "return" to the Admin istrator of Assessments, declaring that he has no property of any kind, aud that his occupation is that of a "gentleman." How little capital it requires now-a-days to be one! The above paragraph from the Picayune reminds us of the fact that in Massachusetts the custom is, or was, to term him who had no occupation "a gentleman," and thus it was that civil and criminal processes were frequently served on "gentlemen." The city tax collections last Friday amounted to $10,721 28, and on Saturday to $21,199 75. _ The Liberal Republicans in Convention State Organization Initiated. In accordance with previous notice, a large number of the Cincinnati delegates assembled in the Senate Chamber at noon yesterday. Hon. G. H. Braugbn was called to the chair, and a resolution passed look ing to the immediate organization of the Liberal Republican party of Louisiana. From each Congressional district the Liberals will choose two members, and Chairman Braugbn was authorized to ap point ten from the State at large, thus con stituting a Provisional State Copomittee, whose duty it will be to call a convention, and enlist the people actively in the great cause of Reform. » Another meeting will be held to-day, at which it is probable definite arrangements will be concluded to hold, in this city at an early day, a grand mass meeting, to ratify the nominations of Greeley and Brown. It is evident the Liberal Republican party is made up of workers. A Singular Phenomenon. Last evening about ten o'clock the moon presented a most singular -appearance. A clearly defined ring or halo of abont six or eight diameters of a full moon surrounded it. Inside of this ring the sky was of a peculiarly clear blueish green color. The moon itself was moderately bright, though there was more radiation of the rays than is usually the case. The phenomenon was so different from any ever before observed lnre that it was a matter of general remark. It must be noticed here that it was entirely unlike the common appearance the moon wears on the approach of rain. The ring was first seen by a gentleman in our office who has a superabundance of wigglers for his limited supply of cistern water. It was generally voted as the "sign" of a very small shower at best. Fires. A fire broke out about a quarter past ten o'clock yesterday morning on Marais street, between Ursulines and St. Philip streets, which in about two hours consumed nearly a dozen frame houses on Marais, St. Philip and Ursulines streets. The fire department was promptly on the spot, but all the ordinary fire plugs in the vicinity proved useless, having no heads to bear to the supply from the reservoir. About three-quarters of au hour elapsed, until the towboat Tyler was able to force the water from the river down the gutters to the scene, whereby a great loss of prop erty was cansed which could have been pre vented if a single reservoir was near at hand, for the erection of which Chief Engi neer O'Connor has respectfully petitioned the Council for two years. From the confusion which prevailed the reporter gleaned the following facts. The following houses have been burned: House and stable of Mr. Lehmann, No. 220 Marais street; house new and not occu pied. In the stable, which was rented out, the fire occurred. Xo. 218 Marais street, oyster saloon of Mr. Antoine. Xo. 222 Marais street, house of Mr. Le fretts. Xos. 224-226 Marais street, houses of Mr. Xoel Bacchus. No. 191 St. Philip street, house of Mrs. Regio. Xo. 189 St. Philip street, house of Mrs. V. Coligan. Xo. 185 St. Philip street, house of Mrs. P. Valentine. Xo. 183 St. Philip street, house of Mr. Philip Jaeger. On Ursulines, the kitchens of the houses of Mr. Dnbuisson and Mr. Roman were de* stroyed. The house of Mr. J. B. Fleitas, on Marais, was also destroyed, ami the house of Mr. Dobell was badly damaged. Mr. Hutchinson, a member of Eagle steam Engine Company No. 7, fell while sliding down a ladder, and, it is feared, broke his leg. He was sent home in a cab. About four o'clock yesterday morning a fire was discovered in the rear room of the one-story frame house No. 157 Toulouse street, owned by Mr. Hevey, and occupied, as a house of ill-fame by a woman named Mary Morrison. The fire was caused by a lighted candle on a washstand, which was placed against the wall where some clothes were hanging, which took fire. It was, however, quickly extinguished, without damage. The one-story frame building No. 158 Marigny, between St. Claude and Marais streets, owned and occupied by a Mr. Dodard, was damaged about $400 by fire about five o'clock Sunday afternoon. Flames were first seen in a back room. The family was absent from borne at the time, and the premises locked up. A policy in [be Merchants' Insurance Company covers the ioss. _ The First Greeley Club la the Field. The employes of the Republican office have formed an association under the name of the Greeley Base Ball Club. They play the first game on Sunday next at the Park with the Morse Base Ball Club, corupOBed of the operators of the Western Union Telegraph Company, No. 57 Camp street. As both clubs are composed of some really fine players, we expect to witness a close and exciting contest. The Temperature. Mr. Louis Frigerio, No. 50 Chartres street, reports the weather for the past two days as follows: ■ 8 A. M. 2 P. M. 6 P. M. May 12................ 74 82 78 May 13................. 73 83 81 Lowest point daring the night of May 12 , 68 °. _ Of some 780,000 shares of Erie, common stoek, bat 100,000 are held in America. Shakespeare Club. Last evening, at the Varieties Theatre the popular Shakespeare Club gave their second performance of the season. The house was as brilliant as could be, and so crowded that standing room was at a pre mium before the commencement of the play. The piece chosen for the occasion was Dion Boucicault's five act drama entitled "The Long Strike." The piece, like nearly all the productions of this author, is what might be termed an excellent acting play. Boucicault excels in this respect. All the situations are per fectly worked up, and the climax of each act occurs just in the proper place. It is necessary, however, in producing his pieces, to fully understand the stage busi ness incidental to the scene, and unless the stage manage; is thoroughly posted on the various situations and points in the play, a great deal of effect is lost. This was the case, to some extent, last evening. The telegraph scene, in the fourth act, which may be considered the most important and interesting in tne piece, was very indiffer ently done, and without any effect. The cause was solely the want of knowledge of the situations and business of the charac ters concerned. The rest of the play was well dene, and the scenery throughout was good and appropriate. Of the acting, we must accord the honors of the evening to Mr. B. Onorato, who, as Noah Learoyd, was in every way excellent. He gave the part an artistic finish that we could hardly expect from an amateur, and his earnest, attentive and thorough assimi lation of the character, particularly in the scene after the murder, deserves the highest praise. Mr. Mullen as Jem Starke seemed some what out of place. The character was un suited to him, and lacked vigor of expres sion. Mr. Cowen as Readley was very fair in deed, and spoke his lines clearly and forcibly. Messrs*. Given, Julio and Whitaker as manufacturers, were good. Mr. Wilson as Crankshair, barring his dressing as an American, instead of as an English police man, was well up in his part; and Mr. Olm stead as Johnny Reiley. the Irish sailor, dressed properly and played very well. His rendition could have been bettered, how ever, had he been instructed properly, re garding the business of his scenes. This of coarse, was not his fault. Mr. D. C. Johnston, as Moneypenny, the erratic and eccentric lawyer, was very good in the third act. His make-up might have been a little more characteristic, but his acting, considering he is only an amateur, deserves praise, and his conception of the character was very fair. The other gentle men creditably acquitted themselves in their various parts. Indeed, taking the perform ance as a whole, we must say it was unu sually good; and we have seen the piece played by professional actors and not done so well, generally speaking, as it was last night. Miss Isabel Freeman played Jane Learoyd in a most artistic and excellent ^ ' t , , . .. . . . manner, looking very prettv and dressing _____ rri ______.:__________j _____ j 1 correctly. The part is a very good one, and well suited to Miss Freeman, and we can ,, . , , not recollect ever having seen it more beau ,, ,, , . „ ,, , , tifully and truthfully played. / Charming little Miss "D. V." Murdock had but very little to do as Betsey, but her popularity with our theatre-goers was fully shown by the very flattering reception she received on her appearance. Miss Murdock should be very proud of her standing with the public. We never knew of an actress who was so highly esteemed, or one who more thoroughly deserved the approbation that is so generally accorded her; and her performance last night added lustre to the general excellence of the entertainment. We hope the few criticisms we have given on the performance will not be taken ud_ kindly by the gentlemen referred to. We know that it is unusual to criticise an ama teur performance, but as the gentlemen of the Shakespeare Club give so many per formances, and as fair, unprejudiced criti cism is always an assistance to an actor, professional or otherwise, we give our remarks for the benefit of the gentle, men spoken of. We fully believe that there is talent, and that too of the high est order, among the gentlemen of the club, and in our opinion fair criticism will only add to its development, and to assist the spirit of emulation which characterizes all good actors. First Industrial Exposition—Second Week. According to the original announcement, the Southern Exposition will continue open only until the twentieth instant—one week longer. It is hoped that it will either be extended some weeks longer, or continued for an indefinite period. Those who do not know the attractions there can form no idea of the multitudes who throng the spacious halls evening after evening, in addition to the great numbers who just drop in during the day. In a few days the exterior finish of the building will be entirely completed; the rubbish will be removed, the banquettes fully laid, and then ladies will not, as they need not now, hesitate about going in. However, in the meantime the attractions from day to day become greater and more tempting, and the goods on exhibition make a more magnificent show- Jaeger's band can he heard and all tfie nice things seen for only twenty-five rents. Collector Casey was to leave Washington last Friday or Saturday for New Orleans. He probably arrived by the midnight train last night_ The Richland Beacon asks " Who is E. H. Riddell 1" and says : How generous and obliging some people are, especially the Packard Republicans. They ao not put the different oarishes to the trouble of electing delegates, but ap point for them such delegates as they (not the parishes) want. In fact, the parishes do not e-cape representation by ignoring a call for a Republican convention. Thus it is with Richland. She never elects dele gates to these conventions, and yet she never fails to be represented, and the repre sentative never happens to be an acquaint ance or to go twice from the same parish, but is always a stranger to all our citizens, and as ubiquitous as the element we breathe. And now, we have again to ask some of our friends who the obscure individual is who represented our parish in the last Packard Republican convention, and whether there is any probability of his re flecting credit upon his constituents (1) or not so the an in his the the a the of as we in as as of RECKONING UP THE MISSISSIPPI. About one month ago, the Republican, drawing facts from the Bureau of State Engineers, foretold there would be "no high water this year." It was said, "That's all very well; but the June rise often makes a flood on its own account." Now there will be no Jane rise to hurt anybody. The swamps are reservoirs into which the sur plus water of the Mississippi runs and holds. At present these basins are all dry. The St. Francisville swamps are one hun dred miles long and forty wide. Besides, there is the Black river region of Arkansas, the Tensas valley, and other low and marshy localities not of much consequence all are dry land. Were these overflowed, there might be some reason to apprehend high water in June. So all the planters in Louisiana may go to work in as much secur ity as if their plantations were at Sherman on the Pacific railroad, ten thousand feet above the sea, instead of being, as they are, but a few feet from tide level. A month ago those unacquainted with the dynamics of the river, hearing of the great falls of snow and the deluge of rains in the Northwest, were full of predictions of freshets and inundations. At present they are all prophets of a dry spell or drouth This is far more probable. To step aside from the line of this article, accounts are coming in of the appearance of locusts, which devour everything in their way, while noisome vermin of air, earth aud water are on the increase everywhere. Everybody is praying for rain, and "all signs fail in dry weather." The river is falling rapidly everywhere along the line of its sinuous current. There is but nineteen feet at Cairo, and the difficulties of river approaches to St. Lonis become more and more perceptible every day. From all these facts, all apprehensions of high water in June may be laid on the shelf until the signs are favorable. The levee building has been going on with great vigor. The work is never done, for the banks as well as the volume of water, the bed, the current, the force, the height of the great river are in a constant change. No two days finds all of them alike, and before one can realize the difficulty that besets our river engineers, he must un derstand this tact first and appreciate it* The cause of repairs lies in " caves," where one sides falls in and the other builds up. Of late, many of these reconstructions have been made by individuals directly inter ested, for which work they have been paid, and it is the first time in the history of the State, since the war, this has been done. Since last November, about one hundred and seventy-six levees have been bnilt, and the accounts and estimates of more arrive every day. A constant vigilance is kept up by the levee, and it would be hard to find a spot in the whple line,-including the Ateha lalaya, Ouachita and Red rivers, not guarded by levees. What has been done already nearly reaches two million yards. F ar as it has been ascertained the Elton mud bank in Carroll, and the ^ ' Buckridge and Kemp in Tensas, are the t yprineipal of those that are new, while there (Is anv quantity of smaller works of this /[. , I kind finished in all directions. We are I lesting quietly in the city, talking politics, ____ 1 :___. .1, _ J..11 -Ll___ V,. ,. and growling at the dull times, while out . .. .... / in rho a!Inumn tnw lorAA hnimoro ♦aJI (lira in the alluvion the levee builders toil like beavers, and the "big drink" pashes along with great lorce. While we in the city are "raising Cain," they are providing to raise corn, and this, too, unheralded and unan nounced. The first thing you know some politician who is "out" of office, wishing to set on some other politician who is "in," will want to know what becomes ot the people's money. The levee company is daily making the levees into an unbroken line, and if they succeed in defending the lowlands from floods and their conse quence, their compensation will be cheap. It is out of the question in a general ar ticle to specify the work done and its char acter. In some instances a "pocket" has been made on the principle "it is cheaper to go around than go across," as the stream has made a swamp on the line a straight cut would be obliged to take. In other places the levees have been repaired in a zig-zag shape, but "shape ain't nothing —the work will tell," to paraphrase an old saying. The wear and tear which enforces this construction is estimated at about four per cent a year. The magnitude of the work can be guessed at when one is informed thit there are about 1500 miles to be watched and to be made into an unbroken wall. With the levees all built, or in progress of rapid construction, with no prospect of an overflow this year, with the promise of a bountiful harvest in the near future, we, the people of Louisiana, have great cause of congratulation. "Who Shall be Victor?" is the title of the sequel to "Tlia ^Canceled Will," Miss E. A. Dupuy's new American novel, pub lished a short time sinoe by T. B. Peterson & Brothers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and from its pages the mystery of Nina Gordon's origin is learned. These two books are not conventional novels, but a transcript of real life as we see it passing before us. The characters are natural, and with the exception of the saintly Inez, possess faults enough to make them very human. The young girl left to fight her battle with life is not of the angelic species, as is usually the case in stories. The harder qualities of Nina Gordon's nature are developed by the probation which would have elevated and purified a more noble spirit. It is issued in a large duo decimo volume, and sold by all booksellers at the low price of $1 75 in cloth or $1 50 in paper cover; or copies will be sent by mail, to any place, post-paid, by the publishers, on receipt of the price of the work in a letter to them. All of Miss Dupuy's six books are put up in a neat box, bound in cloth, full gilt backs, etc., price $10 50, published in uniform, elegant and durable style by T. B. Peterson & Brothers, No. 306 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, Pennsyl vania. _ Improved Real Estate in the Second District at Auction by the Sheriff.— We call attention to the sales at auction, to be made this day at noon, at the St. Louis Auction Exchange, in the basement rotunda of the St. Louis Hotel, of a lot of ground with the buildings and improve, ments thereon, situated at tye corner of Whit« and Conti streets, Sedond District. For particulars and terms see advertise ment. BY TELEGRAPH. LATEST NEWS FROM ALL POINTS THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON BRITISH AND AMERICAN CORRESPONDENCE VOORHEES ON THE PRESIDENCY THE SUCCESSOR OF CASEY ARRIVAL FROM PERNAMBUCO YELLOW FEVER ON SHIPBOARD TRAMWAYS THROUGHOUT PARIS The Cuban Students Pardoned CLEMENCY OF THE KING FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS CONGRESS. Correspomlence Between the United States and Great Britain—Iu Transmission to the Senate—Conference Committee on Burned Whisky—Bridging Rivers—Ex ecutive Session—Confidential Message— Another Amnesty Bill-Clark Unseated —Voorhees on the Presidency. Washington, May 13.—The President to day transmitted to the Senate the corres pondence between the United States aud Great Britain relative to the treaty of Washington, accompanied with a brief mes sage. The envelope bore the word "Confi dential." A short time after the reception of the documents the Senate went into exe cutive session, when they were read. It ap pears the design of the President was to as certain the views of the Senate as to a new article to the treaty withdrawing the claims for consequential damages from the Ameri can statement of the case, with the provi sion, in substance, that whenever England or the United States shall be at war and tbe other a neutral the belligerent will make no complaints for any indirect, remote, or consequential injuries or losses resulting from a failure to observe neutral duties, as it is known that Great Britain will agree to the proposed new article, and that both governments are anxious to save the treaty. By this means it was thought proper to place the Senate in possession of all the facts, in order that the executive, acting upon their advice, might pursue the negotiation so as to secure the consumma tion of the treaty in a manner satisfactory to the two governments. There was a brief debate after the reading of the documents, involving the merits of the question. A motion was made to remove the injunc tion of secrecy, but this failed, and the message and documents were then ordered to be printed in confidence and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. There is scarcely a question that the Senate will advise the acceptance of the additional article to the treaty. Senate.—A committee of conference has been ordered upon the House amendment refunding the taxes upon burned whisky. Mr. Goldthwaite's bill tor bridging the rivers emptying into Mobile bay passed. The election law and deficiency bill were argued at great length, when the Senate went into executive session over a message from the President m.irked "confidential." House .—In political i-oloquy to-day, after Mr. Voorhees' speech i.gainst Greeley, sev eral prominent member.- of the House spoke briefly, to the effect that the Baltimore con vention should rule. Mr. Voorhees himself said that he never bolted a nomination. Mr. Butler, of Massachusetts, from the Judiciary Committee, reported a bill re moving the political disabili.ies from all persons who aided the late rebellion, except Senators and Representatives in 1 he Thirty sixth and Thirty-seventh Congress, officers in the judicial, military and naval service of the United States, and the heads of depart ments and foreign ministers of the United States, which was passed. Mr. Butler reported a bill removing25,000 political disabilities, which was also passed. Mr. Clark, of Texas, was unseated and Mr. Giddings sworn in. Mr. Voorhees, rising to a personal explan ation, sent to the clerk's desk and had read a newspaper paragraph from the Washing ton Bepublican to the effect that he was baiting and hesitating as to the position he 6houla take on the question of supporting Mr. Greeley, and that, as his Democratic colleagues" were all said to be in favor of Greeley, he was likely to lose the lavor of the districts where his voice had so long been potential. He declared that he did not halt or hesitate; that he had not baited or hesitated when he had not more than fourteen Democratic colleagues in the House, nor did he now. If he could ever be tempted to abandon the principles of his political life, it might have been then, as to the nominee ot the Cincin nati convention. YVhoever believed in the high protective tariff' principles of its chief man might support him, but he (Voorhees) would not. Was he expected to support Mr. Greeley because he had been the life-long champion of doctrines to which he (Voorhees) was opposed? Was he expected, as a Western man representing a Western laboring constituency that was ground down by a high protective tariff monopoly, to support tbe great champion of protection 1 Was he expected to sup port a man who had been the most clamor ous advocate in all the land for that Ku Klux legislation which had desolated the homes of the Southern people? If Mr. Greeley's nomination promised relief to that blasted and down-trodden section, there was not much which he (Voorhees) would not torego to subserve so holy and so benign a purpose, but Mr. Gre plcy has been the earnest advocate of the legislation which had paralyzed and prostrated the South, and was that the reason why he should get his support? lie was told that the present administra tion had been cruel and unkind to the South, but the administration bad simply executed a law which the Cincinnati nom inee had dictated to Congress. That was all the difference between them. One. was the executive officer, acting under his oath of office to execute the law, and the other was a man who had no oath on his conscience in regard to the matter, hut who . . . , w - —-------------- had urged the passage of this legislation, 1 V T.!..; le ex P^ te(i t0 support Mr. Greeley / 1 because within a recent date he de sired a_ still further extension of the President's power to suspend the writ of habeas corpus all over the South ? Was he expected to support him because he was the earnest and urgent ad vocate of the present force-bayonet election law, that subjected every voting precinct of 20,000 people to the supervision, and, m certain contingencies, to tbe control of the military? Was he expected to support him because, two month 3 . agO' "* e f n ^ une had clamored and urged it (bis great organ) in favor of a law to place the local election in the State of New York under federal control, and. also, in certain contingencies, under military control? \Vas such a man fit to receive bis vote for the Presidency ? Was such a man fit to fall that high Was that the voice of statesmanship Which was called tor at this hour? Wan that tbe reform that had been promised? Was be to go before the .united sentiment of the country and appeal to itjin favor of a man who stood on the record for the "in alienable right " of a State or of a com munity to dissolve this Union? Was he, as a triend of the Southern people, called upon to vote for aYnan, who, during the entire fall and winter of I860, wrote with all bis ac knowledged power m favor of the inalienable right of any dissatisfied portion of the coun try to break up the Union and form another government for themselves? Mr Greeley had not recanted those opinions* but on the contrary, in his book on the American conflict, published in 1864, he had analyzed them and defined them to this effect: that if in consultation conven tion and the like the South still desired; with any considerable approach to unanim ity, to separate, it should be allowed to do so. Mr. Speer, of Pennsylvania, objected that Mr. Voorhees' remarks were not in the na ture of a personal explanation; but the Speaker overruled the objection, and Mr. Voorhees proceeded with his speech amid, great excitement and confusion, which ren dered much of what he said inaudible at the reporters' desk. He repeated that Mr. Greeley, after three years of war, h*d still held and published the same sentiments, and they still unreserved. Was a man fit to be President wl O stood committed to the doctrine that who ever desired to dissolve their connection with the government had the unalienal le right to do so ? That might commend him to some people, but it would not when his subsequent course was called to mind. Some of the highest men of the South had told him (Voorhees), with tears in their eyes, that more than any one thing which satisfied them that they could have a separate system and form of government to suit themselves was the voice of the then victorious Republican party, speaking through its acknowledged organ. And yet when the Southern people did what this man had told them they had the inalienable right to do, no wild beast, hungry for blood, ever screamed at his prey as he (Greeley) had shouted "On to Richmond"—to kill every one of them for doing what he told them they had the in alienable right to do. That was a solemn page of history, which could not be revised. The waters of the ocean could not wash it out. Mortal man could not gainsay it. A red sea of blood had not been enough to satirfy them, but he had also in sisted upon the confiscation of the homes and property of tho women and children of the South. Others might do as they pleased, but for him (Vo irhees) and Lis household he would not do this thing. Parties to be succe-sful must be banded together on a common prin ciple—no other combination of men was worthy success. He wastoid that his party desired success against this administration. No one desired it more than himself, but there was something which was better than success and greater to the heart than suc cess. A great man had said it was beter to be right than,toJbe Presii's t, and so he said it was better to be right than succeed. He entered his protest against the at tempt to transfer the Democrats of the country to a camp where there was nothing belonging to them. Mr. Roosevelt asked Mr. Voorhees whether he would support the candidate of the Dem ocratic convention at Baltimore, whoever that candidate might be. Mr. Vooihees replied that he was not in the habit of voting against Democratic nominations. He believed that the gentle man himself would have some difficulty in answering his own question [laughter]; but he did not despair of success. His position was in favor of standing by the principles of his party, and he would vote for the man who represented those principles. He had no fears, however, of what the Bal timore convention would do; but he could not vote for a man who spoke of the Demo cratic party as that to which all the haunts of debauchery gave nine-tenths of their sup port. It had been sometimes said that this nominee had given bail for Jeflerson Davis when he was in prison; but that was too narrow a platform for any party to stand upon. [Laugnter.] It would be most dan gerous to raise an issue as between the man who put Mr. Davis in jail and the man who balled him out. It would not be a safe issue, and he implored his Southern friends not to make it. It might provoke a com parison which would not be favorable to the nominee of the Cincinnati convention. Mr. Davis had not been a helpless man; a hun dred millions of property at the South had been ready to bail him, and it sometimes seemed to him (Voorhees) that it was merely a piece of impertinence on the part of the nominee of the Cincinnati convention to offer himself as bail for Mr. Davis. When Andrew Johnson and Edwin M. Stanton. Secretary of War, desired and proposed, "as he knew to bo the fact," to arrest Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnson, and other prominent Confederate officers, there was but one man who could prevent that thing being done, and that was the present incumbent of the Presi dential office. General Grant had stepped forward and tola them that these men had given him their parole as soldiers, and that that parole should be respected. [Applause from the Republican side of the House 1 If he should be driven to take the stump and press the claims of Mr. Greeley, he would find a candidate opposing him who bad done more and kinder things for the South than his nominee had done. Mr. Roosevelt suggested that Mr. Voor heea had been recently in conference with President Grant. Mr. Voorhees said he had not crossed tba threshold of the White House for three years, and whoever had made such a state ment had uttered a vile calumny. Mr. Roosevelt said he bfcl made the state ment on information given to him; he had heard two or three days ago that, such an interview had taken place. Mr. \ oorhees—Then the gentleman asso ciates with men who do not tell the truth: Mr. Randall asked Mr. Vooihees whether he would have voted for Judge Davis *nd advocated his election if he had received the nomination at Cincinnati 1 Mr. \ oorhees—Judge Davis represents thmfjS in common with my own views. Mr. Randall—He is a Republican. Mr. Voorhees—That is not the point. I cannot join a combination which represents nothing that I am for. On great constitu tional questions Judge Davis stood, in troublous times, where I stood—in behalf of the rights and liberties of tbe citizen, while such men as Greeley were hurrying them in to the earthquake. "The strong probabilities are, in my judgment, that if Judge Davis had been presented by Cincinnati he would have been accepted "by a majority of the Democratic party of the country, in that I maybe mistaken. I am only stating my own individual opinion. I should have re garded him with very great favor. It m quite a different thing whether I should vote for a Republican who has so much in common with my own views or for one who has nothing iu common with them. Mr. Ranuail— I should not vote tor either of then# unless they were indorsed by the Democratic convention. Mr. Voorhees—That is right. __ Mr. Randall—And I should „ .... - ------ vote for either ot them if indorsed bv the Dcnm cratic convention. Mr. Bird—I would vote for if he was indorsed. Kerr stated that so far as that state ment in the Republican referred to him it was simply untrue. Mr. Niblack repeated the same remark, adding that nothing but the power of organ ization would compel him to vote for Mr Greeley, but tha t whenever the Democratic partv acted on the question, he would yield obedience to its action. J Mr Holman also repudiated the Repub ficaii * artmie so lar as it referred to him. He did not propose to forestall the action of tne Baltimore convention. w A8HINGTON. Court of Claims Adjourned—Several Cues Go Over-Casey and Herwi* Allowed to Resign—Successor nf Casey. Washington. May 13.—The Court of Claims has adjourned until November. Al l important eases were adiudioated. Several cases go over at the option of the claimants because the proefs are incomplete. Washington, May li—The congressional committee that was appointed to inreeti [CPNftNUSD Qlt BIQHXH FAQBj