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SIffGLE COPIES s TEN CENTS. OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE ST LOUISIANA. VOLUME VI—NO. 224. TERMS! $16 00 PER ANNUM. SEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1S72. WHOLE NUMBER 175-1. AMUSEMENTS. Ql>» FELLOWS' HALL. POSTPONEMENT OP TnJs OLE B V I, 1. O RAND CONCERT. Announced to take place this, WEDNESDAY EYE WING. December25, to Thursday Evening;, December •£*>. OLK BULL will be ab-int^d by—• IfISS ORAZrp^LLA IUDGWAT, Prima Donna So prano; SIGNOR KKRRANTI, the Kmiuent Baritone Comic, AND I ICS. JOSEPH H. DENT K, Pianist and Conductor. Ail Entire Change of Programme, embracing aaaiw Gems from the Reportoire of these Popular Artiats. A GRAND MATINEE CONCERT will be given on Saturday, December i£S. Concert to commence at 12 M. Admission >fc 1; Reserved Seat* fifty cents extra, to be obtained at L. Grtmewald'a music store. The Pianos used at these Concert# are from Wil iam Kuala* A. Co., Baltimore. de25 S' T. chaiu.es theatre. BEN IJbBAR .............................Proprietor ALEX. FITZUERaLD ................Stags Manager Complimentary Benefit to the American Grimaldi, MU. GEORGE 1.. FOX, Friday Evening, December 27, IIU3IPTY DC3IFTY. fTumpty Dumnty (rilnwn)............George L. Fox Old One-Two (Pantaloo,,)..................C. K. Fox Saturday—GRAND HUMPTY DCMPTY MATINEE »tnoon. Doors open at a quarter to soven; the overture will commence at a quarter to eight o'clock. de27 P. GLEASON. Treasurer. ■yAKlETlES THEATRE. Bole Lessee.................LAWRENCE BARRETT Friday, December 27, Last appearance but two and only benefit of V H ARI.OTTE TII O 31 P HO N. When will he presented, for the first time at this theatre, Goldsmith's stalling comedy, HIIK STOOPS TO CONQUER. Miss Hardcastle..........CHARLOTTB THOMPSON Supported by FREDERIC ROBINSON and the talented company. SATURDAY MATINEE, December 28, for the last lime JANE KYllB. SATURDAY EVENING, last appearance of Char lotte Thompson, SKA OF ICE. MONDAY, DIg EMBKR 30, benefit of the Allen Monument Fund. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, Benefit of Miss IONE BURKE. GRAND NEW YEAR'S MATINEE on Wednesday, January 1, 1873. WEDNESDAY EVENING, LAWRENCE BARRETT us ROMEO AND JULIET. dc27 ^AHIETIFH theatre. BENEFIT OF 3IIHS IONE BURKE, Tuesday, December 31, 1872» de27 it ^CADEMY OF. 311 SIC. HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENTS Engagement of JAMES ROBINSON'S GREAT CIRCUS AND CHAMPION SHOW, Commencing Holiday Evening, December 23. 1872. A series of Refined and Artistic ARENIC PERFORMANCES, Far Surpassing anything ever presented iuth 74ty. with an Extensive Corps of ACCOMPLISHED EQIT48TRIENNES, SKILLFUL EQUESTRIANS, BRAVE EQUILIBRISTS, AGILE GYMNASTS, COMIC JKSTORS And an Unequaled Troupe of LEARNED HORSES. CHANGE of PROGRAMME EVERY NIGHT. NEW STARS Hare been engaged to arrive from rime to time, keep up ihe Freshness, Novelty and Variety ot this CNPARALELLED COMBINATION, Which has been pronounced by the Press ofth country as being (he FINEST EQUESTRIAN ESTABLISHMENT Ever Presented to the People. The arrangements for the Presentation of Hit. R 'BISSON'S GREAT CIRCUS are most complete, the AMPHITHEATRE OF THE ACADEMY Aeing the most elegant of its kind on this continent THOROUHGLY WARMED BS STEAM. LUXURIOUS CUSHIONED CHAIRS In tlie Parquette and Dress Circle, Numbered checks for which can he secured dur teg file day or night, wiili no extra charge. GRAND ANNUAL TOY MATINEE «' II II1 S T 31 A S . I«> 00,0 CHRISTMAS TOYS WILL BE GIVEN AWAY. For Personnel of Star Troupe, Programme of En tertainment, ele., BEE STREET BILLS and CIRCUS TIME TABLE de22 A H GitAM) JiELITARY FANCY DRESS BALL, To !)■■ given at browns hall, no. 13o mklpomkne street, Near St. Charles street. On Wednesday, January 8, 1873 UNDER DIRECTION OF COUNSEL (J. H. GRIFFIN. COMMITT8K ON INVITATION: Colonel J H. Ingraham, Major William Vigors, Captain R. B. Baequie, Captain A. A. Maurice, Captain Wm. ii. Green, Captain Chas. A. Baequie, Captain R. U. Rav, Lieutenant E. E. Smith, Hon. F. C. Antoine. Tickets can he had of any of the Committee, or at the hall, from 10 A. M. to 4 P. M. Tickets admitting lady ana gentleman, $2- 50; tingle ticket, $! SO. de27 6t JjCAHONir HALL. One week, commencing Monday, December 30, 1872. CHARLES MACEVOY'S original II I B E RNIPOIS, illustrating the SCENERY, MUSIC and ANTIQUI TIES of IRELAND. Many new and appropriate changes have been made since their last visit, eon ■isting of new scenery, Music, Songs. Dances, Character Sketches, Violm and Piano Solos, etc. The new dramatic episode entitled IRISH HEARTS Will be rendered by the 'mu Fit NIC ON C031EDY COMPANY. GRAND MATINEE SATURDAT NOON, at reduced price.-.. Evening Admission. SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS; Back Seats, FIFTY CENTS. Resetved seats for tale at the Hall during the day. de27 6t ^NNUNCIATJON SCHOOL FAIK TO PAY Flint THE SCHOOL HOUSE. This Fair will be held at the schoolhouse on Mo raies street, between Mandeville and Spain str. ets* It will open on CHRISTMAS DAY, at 6:30 P, M., and last until the second of January inclusive. <L24 3t, JgXPOSITION HALL. MLLE. PATTI. SIG. MARIO. Friday, December 27, at S P. M. GRAND FAREWELL CONCERT. Mr. MAX STRAKOSCH, oncnnmged by the unpre cedented rtilcooes achieved by the eminent art ists of his company, has decided to give one more concert, in which 0ILLK. CAB LOTT A PATTI, Miss ANNIE LOUISE CARY, Mile. TERESA OARRSNO. Moils. EMILE SAURET, Signor EVASIO SCOLAKA, and SIGNOR 31 A RIO, W.li make their FAREWELL APPEARANCE in New Orleans. lical Director........................Si*. MARZO. il.lant programme will be presented on this Occasion. The sale of reserved seats will commence on WEDNESDAY, December 25, at- 9 A. M., at Grune Music Store, No. 129 Canal street. *eserv*»d seats $2; general admission $1. Webers pianos aroused la tbe Strakosch Con •♦na. de22 td INSURANCE. j^JERCHANTS' MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, 104..............t'asai Street..............104 EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL STATEMENT. In conformity with th8 requirements of their Charter, the company publish the following state rnent: Urejniums received during the year ending May 31, 1872, including unearned premiums oi the pre vioua year— On fire risks............................ $719,323 57 On mariue risks........................ 132^15 17 On river risks........................... 169,212 un Total premiums..................... $991,150 74 Leas unearned premiums........... 201,800 (HI Net earned premiums Kay 31.1872...... $789,350 74 Losses paid— On fire risks..................$206,078 41 On marine risks.............. 93,680 32 On river risks............... 125,965 63 $430,724 36 21,537 41 Reinsurances, return premi urns, and profit and loss. 56,416 8» Total....................$508,678 6S Deduct interest, less ex penses................... 17,856 53—498,322 12 Profits.............................. $298,528 62 State hoods.. The company have the following assets: Real estate...............................$121,665 11 City bonds..............................,. 289,050 00 Bank and railroad stoeks........... 52,168 00 Notes secured by mortgage......... 449,745 63 Notes secured by pledge................. 122,559 97 Bills receivable........................... 4S.611 30 PTeminma in eourse ef collection..,..... Ti',413 95 .....■*■ 1,500 oo 1,982 50 19,800 mi — - ___________ 2,300 00 Stock of Marine Dry Dock and Ship Yard Company............................. q noo 00 Harbor Protection Company............. 1,980 00 Mortgage bonds Turners" Association... 2,000 00 .Mortgage bonds Odd Fellows' Hall...... 5,000 mi Cash on hand........................... $61,659 83 New Orleans, Florida and Havana Steam* ship Company........................ 3,000 00 St. Lsuis Hotel Association.........____. 5,000 00 Total assets.... ....$1,461,241 29 The above statement is a just, true and correct transcript from the books of the company. ___ PAUL FOCKCHY, President G. W, Nott, Secretary. Stats or Louisiana, ) Parish of Orleans, > City ot New Orleans. ; Sworn to and subscribed before me this tenth day of June, 1872. P. CHS. CUVELLIER, Notary Public. At a meeting of the Board of Directors held on the tenth day of June, 1872, it was resolved to pay A CASH DIVIDEND OF THIRTY PER CENT on the net earned participating premiums for the year ending Slav 31, 1872, payable on the third Monday of July next. Also, to pay en demand ten per cent interest to the scrip holders upon conversion of their scrip into capital stock, as per amended char ter of the company. Directors* jell Iv P. MASPERO, K. Z. P.ELF* M. PUIG, P. S. WILTZ. I). A. CHAFFR4IX, CH.4RLK8 LAF1TTK DAVID McCOARD. L. F. GENESES, P. FOURCHY, J. J. FKRNANDE2, • M. ALLEN, rjTEUTo.MA insurance company, No, 111 Grnviey SWeet* Insures against Fire, AInrine and River Risks, At the Lowest Tariff Rhu s*, A. EIMKR BADER, President. CHAS. ENGSTFKLI), Vice President* GEORGE STROMEYER, Secretary* First Fiscal Year# Premiums received......................ifclS'fJZj 72 Fire, marine *and river losses paid........................684,04*; 6* Reinsurances, rebates, ex penses, etc....... •• o.......49.557 8Sw-T34.00t M Tola! amount of aosets........... DECLARED; Interest on capital paid in, ten per cc-n?. Dividend on capital paid in, eight per cent* Dividend on premiums pa:d, sixteen per ce $ 53,124 18 $ 794,919 iS Henry Abraham, Louis Schneider. Joseph Keller, N. A. Baum^arden* R. Sieff, ' II. Miller. TRUSTEES. H eke J N. Soli wart/,. H. Poll 1 man, M. Frank, X. VYYi sen bn oh, F. Ruder. b. Katz, A Eimer Bader, W. B. Schmid Theodore LilientTiat. E. V. Del Bocdio* Isaac Ncheick* E. L. Nasits, \ diaries En^stfeld* Louis Schwarz. F. Rickert, It. R. Oc'greve. j .R. Wilaumiann LOTTERIES. J^ouisiana state ■OTTER Y COMBINATION TLAN. Dil l XV .S I>A 1L.V I tPITAt. p}ti/w $5(300, $ 1200. Ticket* only one Dollar; Shares in Proportion. THIS POLICY DRAWN DAILY. D HAWING OF THE LOUISIANA STATE LOTTERY FOR DECEMBER 26, JS72. CLASS 307. 63 I 28 12 j 13 13 I — The above drawings are published in ; he prin cipal p -pers, and art drawn in public daily at the rooms or the company. Information furnished and prizes cashed by CHARLES T. HOWARD A CO., Managers, St. Charles street, corner Union, New Orleans. Witness our hands at New Orleans. Louisiana, this tweny-sixth day of December, 1872. H. PERALTA, ADA M GIFFKN, Commissioners. BEWARE OF BOGUS LOTTERIES. at,22 COAL. 0OAL...............GOAL...............COAL Pittsburg coal screened expressly for family use. Virginia Cancel Coal. Anthracite Coal, steam, egg and nut size, delivered at tbe lowest market rates by G W. COYLE 4, CO. Office— No. 138 Gravier street. Yards—Corner Julia and Water streets, and cor ner Race and the levee. de27 3t 57 17 un 74 (HI 74 12 62 11 00 00 A DESERVED TRIBUTE TO AN EMI KENT MAN. While the enemies of Judge Durell, or rather of the Republican party, have been endeavoring to poison public opinion at the North by the employment of auda cious falsehoods and perversions of im perfectly known facts, the truth has found means to assert itself in quarters whore its influence is specially desirable. Judge Durell's assailants have used every means known to unprincipled, untruthful parti sans to create a prejudice against him at the North. His acts as a judge have been first misrepresented and then criticised from the false standpoint. Even his per sonal reputation has been attacked in the most wanton and untruthful manner. People who have lived here for years, and have learned to love him as a man and to respect him for his eminent abilities and moral worth, merely laugh at the impotent efforts of littfe men, to injure Judge Du* rell. Aryd we are glad to see such North ern journals as the New York Evening Post devoting their abilities to the work of informing their readers correctly in the matter. The following letter, which we find published UI that Journal,, is Jtoth timely aud ju.sU JUDGE bCHELU, OP NliVt* OR!. SAN Bo To tbe Editors of the Kvenittg Post: As the name of Judge DurelT has teen made familiar by the agitation of the re cent political troubles in New Orleans, anti as his reputation has already been assailed a the heat of partisan strife, permit run to say who Judge Durell is. He was bom In New Hampshire, and is of the very bt s^ blood of New England. At college he was a classmate of Wendell Phillips, resembles the great agitator wonderfully in his per sonal appearance and was his rival ju scholarship. More than thirty-five years ago, after graduating with credit as a law* yer, he moved to Misjdnppi, but finally settled down in Net^wrleane. A great natural linguist, writing and speaking the German and French fluently, he soon estab lished himself in st lucrative practice, but nevef abandoned his fondness foi- litera ture. A Democrat in politics, lie inierested himself in such associa tions so iar as to t ake a part in municipal affairs, ant? was the au thor of the city charter under which, twen ty years ago, the city t-ose to pre-eminence for good and economical government. As sociated with Samuel J. Peters and ether great men of his thtj', Mr, Durell assisted in establishing the public school system, the fire'department, aud the financial safe guards which controlled the city finances. . For years before the rebellion Judge 1 Durell devoted himself «Kolustyely to his practice, but employed his leisure time in studying jurisprudence; and ho is to-day, probably, sac- of The most accomplished gentlemen and legal lights in the country. A strong Union man, and proud of hi* native section, as the secession spirit in creased, it only served to driro Judge Durell more to hi* library. When Yancey made his inflammatory speech in New Oi lcans, preceding overt acts of rebellion. Judge Durell denounced the speech, and was driven "into Coventry" as a sym pathizer with the North. When General But ler gained possession of the city he left his forced re tin men', brought jii» great ex perience in the municipal affair* of the city to the organization of the city govern ment. which had been left a wreck by Monroe and hi* compeers. Under his ad ministration the credit of the city instantly rose, all debts were promptly paid, publio works were resumed, as the "shinplasters of New Orleans" were more valuable than "greenbacks." When the constitutional convention Was organized he was unan imously elected president, and but for his firmness and sjuud judgment, at the an nouncement of Banks' disaster on Red river, tbe convention would have dissolved in panic. For his patriotic 'services and Toga! nc quirements, Mr. Lincoln, fortunately for Louisiana, appointed him District Judge He instantly opened bis court, and it be came at once the centre of law and order, He is firm almost beyond precedent. In in numerable "cotton cases" which came be fore him he dealt justly with all litigants Rebel social influences and the political power of special treasury agents were fear lessly and justly dealt with. His decisions in the numerous prize cases which came be fore his court are models of clearness and knowledge of maritime law. A successful appeal has never been recorded, lie is temperate, quiet, scholarly, and a model judge, and hut for the unhappy political strifes which are constantly making appeals for justice to his court, he would never he heard of oulsido the usual practice of a federal court. He dislikes politics, its ex citements and associations; but called on to act, he will decide fearlessly, and do in all cases what he deems to be strictly right, neither frowns nor adulation turning him aside. New York, December 14, 1872. \ ■ of of ed, int It his ter, Potatoes and Apples. The announcement of Messrs. J. C. Mur phy A Co., No. 36 Poydras street, that they have in store and on flatboat landing six thousand barrels of choice Ohio russet peach blow, early rose and Goodrich pota. toes; one hundred barrels of red onions ; one hundred and fifty barrels of green apples, in good shipping order; one hun dred barrels of choice navy white beans, together with dried fruit in lots to suit, and fifty casks of Muir's strong ale, in pints, 'landing from steamship General Meade, is einqtly information to their customers and tho public that they will sell these articles at the lowest cash prices. Benefit of 3Iiss lone Burke. This lady, one ot the favorites at the Va rieties Theatre, will take a benefit at the Varieties Theatre next Tuesday evening, on which occasion the Shakespeare Club and the amateurs who will perform Monday evening for the benefit of the Allen monu mental fund, will volunteer their services. 'London Assurance" will constitute the er tertainment, with Miss lone Burke us Lcu'y Gay Spanker. See announcement else where. Coal, Messrs. XV. G. Coyle & Co. advertise Pittsburg coal, screened expressly for fam ily use; Virginia cannel coal, and anthracite coal, egg and nut sizes, which will be de livered at the lowest market prices. THE .STATE HOI SE. The Senate was called to order yesterday at twelve o'clock by President Harris, and there being no quorum present Senator Burch moved that the Senate adjourn until to-d iy at twelve o'clock M., which motion prevailed. According to adjournment both branches of the Legislature meet to-day. military HnH. A grand military and fancy dress ball will be given at Brown's Hall, No. 130 Mel pomene street, on the eighth of January next, under tho direction of Colonel G. IJ. Griffin. See advertisement with the names of the committee on invitation and an nouncement of where tickets may be had Colonel Griffin is well known in business circles in New York, and was the organizer of the first militia regiment composed en tirely of colored men. Household Furniture — Succession of F. W. Seymour— This day Messrs. Mont, gomery will sell, at corner of Fourtli and Chestnut street, at half-past ten o'clock, the entire contents of said residence, consisting in parlor, bedroom and dining-room suits, French, piato mirrors, etc., and general household furniture, crockery and glass ware; also, cook stove aud kitchen utensils. Also, a large lot of fine books. For particu lars eeo advertisement. Vhe Louisiana Committee® This is & special to tho St-Louis demo crat; „ \ Sew? York. Decembef 2!.—-The sub ■ committee of the Louisiana citizens' delega tion arrived here'this morning, their visit being made wiili a view of taking some measures at the North which may have an influence with reference to the troubles at New Orleau*. The committee Itad a con sultation meeting at uoon and discussed the subject, but it is understood that no definite action was taken. During the day they waited upon John Foley, a member of the committee of seventy. Congressman Roose velt and other citizens were present. They related their grievances and asked for sug gestions. Mr. Foley suggested that they petition the President, who, in hi 3 opinion, would promptly remedy any grievance ex isting. *l'h<* Homer Hind on tin* Situation. Charles S. Blackburn, associate editof of the Homer Iliad, has this* to say mu the political situation in this State: We are glad the end is approaching. We have been looking ior it, longing for ir, for a long time, for better or for worse. As re gards the welfare of the State, and the triumph of what we consider to he the cause of the law, of truth aud of justice, we have been, to no ordinary extent, very solicitous. Aud now that what we have contended for has been consummated or reached to a certain extent, and put in a fair way to be consummated to its fullest length, we are glad—proud—satisfied. We mean the overthrow of the Warmoth dynas ty, with ail its concomitant usurpations, yiilaiuies under the hypocritical, demagog ical cloak of reform, and other abomina tions, and the supremacy of the national government over a would-be petty despot ism; the vindication of American citizenship and the carrying out of the laws of the nation against the attempt of men who hate the federal name to throttle it. Governor Warmoth has at last been caught on the sharp point ©f the federal sword, on whose point he has s* long been in his blindness seeking to impale himself, 'f hank God for that He had soeften come out master of the situation that in the heat of his success ho began to think uo powt r of God or man couldstop him in his onward course ot m»t iug and breaking laws, and in setting at de fiance the highest authority in the land But "vaulting ambition overleaped itself,' and be fell. And not only tho State aud the nation, but. a disinterested world, can look ou and say, "Well done! '*'we»e be ter to have bad than worse." The decision of Judge Durell, of the United States District Court, sustained Senator Ke llogg in the case of Kellogg Warmoth cfc ali. By a telegram we aro in formed that the Legislature, which met on Monday, impeached Governor Warmoth and Pinchbeck is now Governor of Louis iau» Suffice it to say now that the tabl are turning. A new era is drawing upon us, and we can even now see faint streaks of ;v ueiv light iu the political horizon. Hurrah for Grant and Kellogg and Judg Durell! * Tbe Next Congress. Says the Washington Republican: The new edition of the Congressional Directory, compiled by Major B, n Perl Poore, contains many new and interesting features, among others a list of Senators and Representatives elect. Fifty-four out of seventy four Senators now in will re main. Eleven Senators are yet to he cloc ed, of whom it is believed that four of the present members will bo returned. One hundred and sixteen of the present mem hers of the House are re-elected. Iu the Forty-third Congress there will he six col ored Ri-preseiitatives, and possibly one colored Senator—Pinchbaek, of Louisiana— who is an aspirant for that position. Th successor of Senator Wilson is one of the int ■resting themes of discussion just now. It appears that leading Massachusetts jour nals have expressed the hope that Sir. Bout well would forego his Senatorial aspirations and remain at the head of (ho Treasury Depai tment. This has brought out the fact that Mr. Boutwell is a candidate for the po sition, and, whether he is successful or not. his stay in tho Cabinet, like that of Mr. Fish, is unalterably limited to the fourth of March. This puts a new face on the mat ter, and his friends will now put forth their best energies to secure Mr. Buutwell's elec tion. New Civil liiahts Rill. The Washington Chronicle of Monday •ays: A new civil rights bill, with a general amnesty hill attached, has been introduced by Representative Morey, of Louisiana. It provides penalties for the rejection of any citizen, bv reason of race or color, from the full aud equal enjoyment of tho advantages and privileges furnished by innkeepers, common carriers, theatres, common schools, and other institutions of learning supported by genera! taxation. Private schools, col leges and cemeteries established exclusively i >r white or colored people, and maintained by voluntary contributions, are not to he interfered with. Provision is made for the annulment ot all laws and ordinances making discriminations against any citizen by the uro of the word "white." The am nesty section completely removes all jndit ' disabilities, and it would relieve Con gri'SR from numerous applications for special relief bills for the benefit of persons whose claims may be disallowed. Col* Weather. The weather last night was bitterly cold, and overcoats tightly buttoned hardly en abled the wearers to keep comfortable. The bleak w.inds howled among the trees n our public squares aad over the house, tops of the city. James Parton says he has known ladies in whom the instinct of decoration was so strong, that if they were told they must be hanged iu the presence of twenty thousand persons tomorrow, their first thought would be, "Have I % proper banging dress ?" The Trance Lecture. Last night at Minerva Hall Miss Susie M. Johnson delivered, before a select audience, which consisted for the moBt part of the spiritual church in this city, an entertaining lecture. The lecturer is a lady of intel lectual appearance, reserved in habit and retiring in manner. The proceedings were conducted like a church service. A series ot complimentary resolutions were adopted before the appearance of the lecturer, expressive of esteem for the lady, who was about to depart. At first a hymn from the regulation book was sung by the choir, to the accompani ment of a small organ. The invocation was pronounoed by the lecturer iu a deep and reverent style. It was announced that "a spirit has sug. gesleil to me that the lecture be delivered from a subject selected by the audience." Accordingly the subjects: "Heaven as it Is," "The Future Life," "Re incarnation,'' and "What Good will Spiritualism Do? were all proposed. The lecturer defined the propositions that "Heaven as it Is" and "The Future Lite'' might properly bo called but one subject, aud accordingly commenced, her lecture upon them both. Her eyes were closed. The believers present, constituting the body of the hear ers, held to the theory that the words of the lecturer were furnished by the attendant spirits, and that the speaker, whose physi cal eyes were closed, acted solely under their inspiration. Hef lecture was a course of reasoning whose stream ran smoothly from its be ginning iij the subject to the end, divided naturally into tributary outlets, and as far as tbe elocution was concerned, was very pleasant to hear by all those present, the believers regarding the lecturer in a strong devotional light as being one inspired. The first part analyzed the feeling of happiness, it being admitted that the whole human family were searching after it, and that man, from the cradle to the grave, is in spired to undertake, invent and circumvent, act and counteract, in tho search after hap piness. This tact, and all the incidents flowing out of it, were worked up in argumentative style, like one of the regulars in the drill upon the intellect ual field. Analogies came up in thick battalions, and, through' a path thickly strewn with an undergrowth of crude theo ries, the lecturer led the hearer to the up shot ol this principle, to search for happi ness, and that was that it was planted in man to prepare him for the future life. For as he was always looking for and never finding it, as it lays still further and further ahead, always beyond, yet always close to hia reaoh, so very far, and yet at bis very door, it followed that happiness was in tho life beyond—in the spirit world—and that death was but a gateway through which all of us entered, The lecturer feferreiS to tha Tiews ex pressed as "my views," aud to the other premises and planks laid down in the first person singular. Strong aud most decided ground waa taken against the usual idei» of Heaven, aud of singing perpetual hymns ot praise, and such an image was "an incon oeivable absurdity." Companionship and sociability were ibo basis upon whiteh the othe* world was organized. There was no greater punishment than the "desolation of a soul away from all companionship, alone; and this the speaker enlarged upon and cioteii her lecture with the statement that immortality had been demonstrated. During the delivery the lecturer »tood before tbe audience with eye* closed; the gesture* were subdued, the voice loud and clear, the bead erect. A hymn closed, as it bad begun, the pro ceedings. of 55; Ole Hull. The concert at Odd Fellows' Hail last night was well attended, considering the very disagreeable weather that had to bo faced in order to attend it. We confess to a disappointment in finding so large and fashionable uu audience present when we arrived there, and nothiug short of the power of Ole Bull could have induced ladies and gentlemen to leave comfort able homos and go in search af amusement last night, yet the au dience was not equal to tho merits of the great violinist. Odd Fellows'. Hall should and would have been crowded with the lovers of music il tho weather had been at all favorable, and our people have not lost their taste for the sublime strains that were drawn from tho violin by the master violinist of the day. Ole Bull is accom panied in his present visit to our city by Miss Graziella Kidgway, a prima donna soprano of sweetest voice and gentle man ners; Signor Ferranti, the popular comic baritone, a»d Mr. Joseph Hart Deuck, a pianist of much skill. Matinee concert at the same place to-morrow. bankrupt Snle of Fane? Goods. This morning at ten o'clock, at No. 199 Canal street-, Messrs. Hoffman, Marks A Co. will sell the entire stock ot G. Dupuy, in bankruptcy, consisting of ribbons, laces, neck ties, gloves, buttons, towels, corsets, handkerchiefs, chemises, ladies' gowns, combs, hair nets, hosiery, scarfs, fringos, tassels, collars, cuffs, jet sets, ear-rings, bracelets and underskirts. Bargains can obtained by those who attend this sale. The particular attention of dry and fancy goods dealers is called to the show cases, which will be sold to-day. The Last Strakosch Concert. Tue farewell Strakosch concert at Expo sition Hall, this evening, will afford one more aud the last opportunity to listen to the music produced by Carlofta Patti, ac. knowledged the queen of the concert room; ?Jih 8 Annie Louise Carv, the favorite American contralto; Signor Mario, the world renowned tenor; Mile. Carreno, the famous young pianist; Mons. Sanret, the eminent violin virtuoso, and Signor Scolara, the eminent basso. That the audience will be large, the at tendance at the Strakosch concerts iast wei-k sufficiently attests; and if the weather is at all favorable, every seat in that im mense hall will be taken. Chairs may be secured at Grunewald's mu=ie store, N i. 129 Canal street. The boy that recommendad a few drops of panegyric on sugar for the child of dis quietude, has his match in another, who, after successfully spelling '"chicanery," de fined it to bs i% large coop to false chickens." 8Y TELEGRAPH. THE WHITE HOUSE CLOSED DEATH OF KING KAMEHAMEHA LATEST SEWS F110.W AIL FOISTS Judges Campbell and Kennedy PUBLIC KEGEPTION IN NEW YOKE HORRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT UNPRECEDENTED SNOW STORM RAILROAD TRAINS DELAYED ALL COMMUNICATION SUSPENDED Thiers' and Japanese Embassadors ELECTION EXCITEMENT AT MATAMORAS Terrible Disaster in a Church A FLOOR BREAKS THROUGH IvlUhLII) AND WOUNDED Coal Barges in Peril WASHINGTON. The White House Closed—Governor Bnrd and the Chnttaoooica Postoflioe—Death of KIok Kuniehameha — The Goose Creek Railroad Accident. Washington, December 26. —The White House is closed until after New Year. The President receives no official visitors. After ex-Governor Bard was confirmed as postmaster at Chattanooga, Senator Brown low moved a reconsideration, pending which Bard's commission is withheld Meantime the present incumbent bolds over. The King of the Sandwich Islands is dead. King Kamehameba V.. who has just died at the age of forty-two, is the last of the royal line; he did not name his successor. Five girls and boys perished in the Centre street fire. Fourteen houses burned at Fontania, Kansas. A train leaving Corry, Ohio, went through a trestle over Goose Creek. Two ears were burned and thirty-five parsons hurt, uiuo teen of whom have since died. NEW YORK, Arrivals—Bowery Theatre and Canterbury IIa!! Damaged by Fire—Public Recep tion to Cnmpbeii and Kennedy—Cau tionary Signal*—The Ship Newcastle Wrecked-Railroad Accident—No South erner* Hurt. New York, December 26.—Arrived—Ra pidan. Arrived out—Washington and Na maria. The Bowery Theatre and Canterbury Hall were damaged by fire. Specie shipments yesterday were over $500,000. Mayor Hell proposes to give a publio re ception to Judges Campbell and Kennedy, of New Orleans. Evening—Money, after a stringent day, closed ! k commission. Sterliug quiet and firm, Gold firm at 112v7- i I2 ',b. Governments firm and quiet all day. Stoeks very dull and nominal. Sixes of 1881 117%; five-twenties of 1862 112V.'; 1864, ll'itt; IKlib, 112%; new llu'k; 1867, 117; 1868, 116%; new fives III tv: ten-forties 109%. State bonds very dull and nominal; Tennessee sixes 79, new 79; Virginias 45, new 50, consolidated 56, do ferred 15; Louisianas 53, new 50. levee sixes 50, eights 70; Alabama eights 80, fives 55; Georgia sixes 70, sevens 86; North Caro lines 31, new 10, special tax 12; South Caroliiias 50, new 23. April and October 25. Tho monetary situation to-day was marked by increased stringency and a sharp demand l'or money from borrowers on call. Early iu tlio day brokers were supplied at 7 to 1-32, but in the afternoon the rate ad vanced to ! s, and a large business was transacted at this figure. Before three o'clock money was loaned as high as 3-16 to *4 in exceptional cases, ami closing loans were at % diem. Time loans in currency aro quoted at 7, with commission of to % t v cent for thirty days. Exchange quiet and firm. In sixty day bills very lit•' 'o business transacted. Prime bankers still ask 9Vi, but their bills can be bought on tho street at 9%. and good bankers' 9 ' 4 . Gold opened at 1JJ 1 *, sold up to 112%, and closed firm at 112 ® 112%. The signal office here displays precau tionary signals to-day. The ship Newcastle was wrecked off Cook's Straight on the nineteenth Novem ber. Sixteen persons lost. There were only fifty passengers on tho train wrecked near Prospect, Pennsylvania, of whom twenty-five are dead and sixteen wounded. The passengers were crowded into one car, crushing the trucks. The car stoves and heavily painted wood work of - the ear caused tierce combustion, the ends of the car (the only means of escape) catch ing first from the crushed stoves. The- details of the accident at Goose Creek, Pennsylvania, near Pleasant Station, are horrible. Cars burning, and no water. Ephill, a telegraph operator, was killed. No Southerner in the list. Twenty-one persons were killed, sixteen of whom were charred beyond recognition. The bones of three additional victims are still under the wreck. The shrieks of the sufferers lasted nearly an hour. Several of the rescued will die. A vigilance committee at Visalia, Califor nia, hung Charles Allen, a murderer. The rear car iu yesterday's train on the Indianapolis, Peru and Chicago road ran off the track. Cause, a broken rail. Six persons were injured, three fatally. No Southerners. A fire destroyed Clifford Hotel, corner of Thirty-first street aud Broadway. Tho guest* escaped. SNOW AND ICE. .Snow Storm nil Day in Bonton-Henvy Snow Storm* and Cold Weather Else where—Train* from the South Snow Bound—Twelv einolle* of Snow in New Vork—All Coinmuuioution Suspended Plan Frozen-Roof Broken Down by Snow—Cold Weather at 3lcmphi* and Colder at St. Louis—Thirteen Hours' Snow Storm in South Curolinu. Boston, December 26.—A thick north westerly snow storm has prevailed ail day, and threatens to continue.' ' New York, December 26.—Dispatches f om a great many points continue to re port heavy snow storms, cold weather and railroad trains delayed. The trains due from the South are snow hound at Newark, New Jersey. There are twelve inches of snow on the ground. Teams and street cars have nearly ceased to run. A gale still blows from the northwest. Cars are generally six to twelve hours behind time. Later .—The snow drifts heavily. Out door business suspended. All approaching mails are snowbound. Still Later —The storm continues. All communication with other points (except by telegraph) suspended. 'Dispatches from the West report the gale prevails at severest weather yesterday aud last night known for years. A passenger train on tho Achison, Topekn | b. ImSC&SX 7."^-' sons were killed and four hurt. A heavy northeast Fortress Monroe. All trains approaching Philadelphia art*' delayed by snow. It is snowing persistently here and north. PiHLA.DEi.vniA, December 2G.—A man was frozen last night. The roof of Swindle's spike mills fell in flits afternoon through the heavy weight of snow, injuring several porsous. ^ \V ASiiiNGTON, December 26.—Tbe weather at Milwaukee is the coldest known, being below zero. A man was frozen on th© street. The steamer Wildcat and barge Swallow were sunk by ice below Cairo. Memphis, Docembor 26.—The weather is stilt very cold, the river is nearlv frozen over. Strader and Glasgow arrived yesterday from New Orleans. The James Howard is ice bound at Horn Lake bar. St. Louis, December 21.—Last night and this forenoon was the coldest of the season, the mercury falling to 8° below zero by th© siitnal service thermometer, and to 12° to lti u below by the ordinary instruments, according to location. To-night, however, the temperature is muoh milder, being several degrees above zero. The river above the bridge piers is frozen strong enough for the passage of teams, and transfer companies are laying plank road ways on the ice preparatory to I ho transfer ol freight. The river below the bridge in open for a distance of several blocks, aad the ferries are doing their usual business. Columbia, S. C., December 26— Th* heaviest snow aud sleet kuown hero com menced at noon yesterday, and continued thirteou hours. Trains delayed. MATAMORAS. Klectlon Troubles Not Ended-Corifmt Ktill Unhappy. Matamoras, Mexico, Deoember 26.—The excitement over the elect'on for municipal officers in this city has not yet subsided. Ou Sunday night some of Cortina's men had an encounter with a troop of the Twenty second battalion. Tho result was one ser geant killed and several citizens wounded. It was feared that, Cortina would pro nounce, and the regular troops and national guard were called out. It is rumored that Cortina headed the attack on the troops, ant l* *t > 9 said, now states that ho merely defended himself against a party who at tempted to assassinate him. FOREIGN. Slavery Rmnnclpntlon Bill—Cheers in th© Cortes—Fire nt Southampton—Gale at Cope of Good Hope. Madrid, December 26.—Cheers in th© Spanish Cortes greeted the reading of the bill emancipating Porto Rico slaves within four mouths, with compensation to their owners. Tho Russian Czarowitch has typhus fever, and is seriously ill. London, Deoember 26.— A wooden shed at Southampton docks, used for the h to rag© of goods intended for export, was burned at an early hour this morning. It wa* feared the flames would spread to tho ship ping, but the wind fortunately changed to the opposite direction aud a disastrous con flagration was avoided. The damage wa® comparatively unimportant. Advices from the Capo of Good Hope to the twentv-eighth of November was re ceived. Heavy gules bad occurred on the seacoasf; several vessels were wrecked. Paris, December 26.—President Thiera received the Japanese ambassadors yester day at the Palace of the Elysees. Tha members of the embassy were dressed in the European manner, wearing the usual diplomatic uniform. MISCEELANEOUSp Fire at Kt. I ami* — Terrible Disaster at Williamsport—A Christum* Party Pre cipitated In o a 31n*n of Humanity— Through Mail* Detained—The 31 empliiH Bank Liabilities—^Waterworks Trouble nt Buffalo- Susan B. Anthony Held to Bui! for Illegal Voting—Crew Plutt nied—Con I Barge* Ashore—Two and a. Half iHillion* Bushel* of Coni la Peril. St. Louis, December 26.—A fire broke out at eight o'clock this evening iu tho ex tensive tobacco factory of Leggett & IIoub man, Nos. 27 and 29 South Second street, opposite Barnum's Hotel, totally destroy ing the building and stock. The lire is now iug in the upper stories of the building adjoining on the north, which is also occu pied by the same firm. Bamum's Hotel was in great danger at onetime, but the falling of the roof aud south wall saved that building; and tho firemen now, at xiine o'clock, are endeavoring to prevent the spread of the flames northward. The loss is very heavy, but not yet, ascertained. WilliAM sroitT, Pa., December 26.—A terrible disaster occurred here Christman night at the Baptist Church during the progress of a Christmas ceremony. The up per floors, where tho entertainment wan being held, upon which about 300 person® bad assembled, gave way under their weight anil -precipitated this mass of hu manity below. Heart-rending scenes en sued. Several times the wreck caught lire, but the flames as often were extinguished. After some time tho dead and living were taken from under the ruins. The following named persons were killed: John Richie, Boyd Mebaffey, Mrs. Duncan Campbell and two children, a child of C. V. S. Mc Minnis, Sadie Maffett, Mary Fi-her, Lizzie Baskin, Grace Seaman, Lillie Reeder, a b'oy 1 named Shuman, a child of John Bubb and Mrs. Johu Wilkinson. Some forty or fifty were wounded. Mobile, December 26.—Tbe entira through mail for this place from New York, of the sixteenth and seventeenth instants, has failed to reach here. Several la toe dates received. The delay causes great in convenience, Memphis, December 26—The liabilities unsecured of the iMcmphis Bank, which suspended to day, aro $21,000, which fall® chiefly on small depositors. The suspen sion of this bank has been looked for soma weeks. Buffalo, N. Y , December 26.—There has been an easterly storm for tbe last forty-eight hours, which has driven tho water out of Niagara river into the lake. The city reservoir is empty. The railways are embarrassed in getting water, and tha manufactories have suspended. The derangement of the waterworks is causing great anxiety among tbe citizens. The citizens in various localities have or ganized into patrol companies as a pre ventative againnt tire. To night the Com mercial and Courier printing offices were obliged to draw water from the creek to get off their papers. All places of busi ness requiring steam aud which are sup plied by the c.f.y waterworks have stopped!, causing a loss to thousands of operatives. Rochester, N. Y. December 26.—In tha case ot Susan B. Anthony and fourteen other women under examination for voting illegally at the last genera! election in this cdv. the United States commissioner gava a decision holding each to hail in $500 to appear before the United States District Court on the third Tuesday of January. Halifax, N. S., December 26—The bar Sarah McLeod, of St. John, New Brtr flk wiek, left Picton ten days ago for the West Indies ; the crew mutinied, and on the ar rival O- the vessel at Archital they were sent to jail and another crew shipped Th© vessel proceeded, but went ashore on La raclie shoals, near Archital, and is reported a total wreck. A1 i hands were saved after considerable exposure. Louisville, December 26.—The river ia stationary, with about three and one-halt feet in the canal. It has been snowing most of the day. The ice field between" Sand Island and the Indiana shore gave way last [continued on bigutu i*age. j