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iRntt Ottams ffr pttMiati.
Hard drinkers generally drink very easy.
Charlotte Cushman acta charitably to
trard the poor of Newport.
The river lell eight inches yesterday—tie
greatest fall of the season.
A favorite amusement in Augusta,
Georgia, is skating on watermelon vinds.
A-Jjrecept of the Hindoo law says: ' Strike
Cot, even with a blossom, a w;te, tuoagh
the he guilty of a hundred faults."
The liev. E. T. Hooker, pastor of the
First Congregational Church in this city,
Las left his charge for a short vacation trip
t» the North.__^__
F. P. Whipple is credited with the ob
lation that he never reads a newspaper in
tummer without a suspicion that it is made
tif fried brains.
A voter praising a favorite candidate at a
late Irish election, said: -He is as fine a
fellow as ever lifted a hat to a lady or a
Loot to a blackguard."
A Chicago editor heard once the words,
"Sister, thou w&st mild and lovely,' - sung
at the funeral of an old lady who was
known to have been a perfect vixen.
A contemporary speaks of an oratorical
effort as "not merely a torrent, but an irre
sistible hydrant of words." A new idea>
certainly; but words won't bide rant.
A Rhode Island paper, describing a pic
nic, says: "After this a bountiful supply of
tongue and other excellent game, includ
ing ice cream, was duly disposed off.
A warm Epring on the bank of a lake,
Which was glowingly described by a Peo
ria reporter, proved to be the mouth of a
waste pipe from a neighboring brewery.
A young maiden has been weeping be
cause she heard Longfellow had cut his
pastern so as to ruin him lor life: She was
bo fond of Longfellow's poetry, she said.
It is reportod that the whistle is to be
•ubstituted lor the bugle in the hre^ch
army in skirmishing. Whistling seems
proper enough when the dogs of war are
t?t loose.
Judge Howell, one of the Associate Jus
tice* of the Supreme Court, arrived from
Monroe on Friday. The court having ad
journed for the summe* vacation, the judge
Will tpend a lew months with his iamily.
Attention is called to the advertisement.
U another column, of horses and mules
just arrived per steamer Bismarck, and for
•ale at Regan's stables, No. PH Haronne
•treet.' They are said to be an unusually
line lot. )>|
The services in Ames Methodist Episco
pal Church, corner of St. Charles and Cal
liope streets, will be conducted by the
pastor. Rev. James Morrow. Hours ot ser
vice 11 A. M , T:'J0 P. M. Strangers invited.
Beats free.
. .. -
Messrs. Walton, Davis & Freret will sell
to morrow (Monday, the fourth instant), at
)l A. M., at No. Kid Dumaine etreet, be
tween Rampart and Burgundy streets, for
account of the succession of W. II. Cooley,
cne lot of household furniture.
The Orleans Dramatic Association will
give llieir fourth entertainment this sea
ton at the Varieties Theatre on Thursday
evening next, August ,, when will be en
acted Leopold Lewis' great drama, "The
Bells," and "The Morning Cali," a petite
vomedy in one act. _ __
Worn down by his arduous duties oi cor
lecting State taxes—and they have been
arduous and unremitting—Colonel H. H.
Harris, the genial collector of the Second
[cityj District, yesterday went North with
Lis family to spend a week or two in the
bracing atmo3j>here of Illinois, W isconsin
Send Colorado. Bon voyage.
Our readers would do well to bear in
mind ihe fact that R. S. Maclin, at No. 31
llarondelet street, is prepared to deliver for
cash at the lowest market price the best
kind of Pittsburg and anthracite coal.
Now, while this essential to winter comfort
is cheap, is 5 be time all provident house
keepers should lay in a supply.
Professor Auguste Davis has lately arc
ranged for the piano "Les Americaine Va
rieties," in honor of the fusion of the Bos
ton and Chalmette clubs. These Varieties
Mr. Davis states, are danced precisely as
the Varieties Parisienne, with the only ex
ception that when the waltz time is played
dancers are expected to take the Boston
Btep. The music is for ealo by Blackmar.
The present altitude of the mercury in
tho thermometer renders the subject of
Dhirts and where to get them nice and
cheap a frequent topic of discussion; and
now comes Daniel Gorren, who informs
shirt-wearing humanity that at his store.
No.'.U Canai street, he is prepared to I'm
nish hundreds of dozens of this lashionable
garment at prices ranging Iroiu tour to
eight dollars per half-dozen.
Sam Shippen, "one of the b hoys ' and en
gineer from the famous Gould steam engine
factory, of Newark, New Jersey, is ou a
brief visit to the Crescent City. Sam will
remuin here a few days longer, during
which time he will superintend the trial
of Eagle No. .'s new engine in the contest
with Creole No. which takes place to
dav. at the head of Canal street. Sam
will probably give No. 13's engine a trial
before his departure homeward.
Professor Auguste Davis is resolved to
become the Gilmore of New Orleans. He
Las made arrangements with Louis Meyer,
leader of the St. Charles orchestra, Mr.
Greuling of the Varieties, Mr. Resch, the
distinguished violinist, and Professor
Eckert, the cornet player, and several
other talented performers to combine an
orchestra for balls, parties and all public
occasions, such as this city has not known
fince tlio war.
The Chicago Post says: " Colonel George
Redwood, of the ' Louisiana Tigers,' at the
mention of which the pickaninnies in the
cabins used to shudder, seems to have re
mained in ignorance of the faet that the
war is over. The other day, by strategy,
as it were, he captured some three hundred
dollars belonging to a ' Yonk,' at Detroit.
The court, however called it embezzle,
ment, and sentenced Colonel George to the
_pen'itentiary for two yeare. ' j
It may have been observed by our read
ers that we have bestowed much more
space upon the Picayune than the force of
its views seems to demand. This undue
attention has been -given because the
course of that paper has tended to em
bitter one section against another, and to
create a hostility toward our city. It has
certainly furnished rival merchants else
where material for misrepresentation
highly injurious to our commerce. It has
besides isolated our people and interests
from American sympathies, and disposed
Congress to disregard the claims of Lou
isiana for consideration and relief. In the
course of the Picayune, though assuming
to represent our merchants, there is ap
parently no thought of New Orleans. It
raises here the flag of an elsewhere ex
tinct sentiment of hostility to the Union.
It attempts to redraw the lines between
sections that were soldered together by
the blasts of war. Sections which neither
wish nor will be permitted to separate.
Sections which have been so overlaid
and subordinated in the great growth of
the country, that they are no longer re
garded as political divisions. It has been
shown that the Confederate States do not
sanction this endeavor to prejudice all the
world against them.. The border States
of the South have accepted the obligations
of a renewed Union. They invite every
dollar and every man from abroad, with
out regard to Lis antecedent opinions.
Practical Georgia is again reinstated. She
has scaled her debt to a responsible stan
dard, and has paid her interest coupons.
Poor Carolina is powerless to impress her
opinions upon any one. She is under
the control of a Union majority, and those
who once represented her very peculiar
opinions, social and political, have dis
persed. Some of them have sought
the fat of the Northern land, others re
main to resow the seeds of a chronic dis
content which injures no one save those
communities from which they are dissemi
nated. The last attempt to revive the
strife of fossilized sections is in a distinc
tion taken by the Picayune between North
ern and Southern "honour' —as the word
was spelled under the administration of
Walpole. This has provoked a reply
from the Washington Chronicle. The
position of the Picayune, as understood
by the Chronicle, seemed a very broad
one. It included the frailty of man and
woman. It broadly affirmed that the
moral standard of Northern people was
lower than that of the Southern people.
The Chronicle therefore retorts:
Those of us who have observed the man
ners and bearing of their representative
men at Washington have noticed that as
many of them were hard drinkers, gamb
lers," profane, greedy, lewd and officially
corrupt as could be found among an equal
number of the representative men from
the North. And no greater proportion of
them were distinguished for industry,
culture, patriotism and wisdom. An
examination of the official records will
prove that quite as many of their officials
were defaulters as from any other section.
In this we understand the Chronicle to
refer to the ante-war record, to include
not merely the exceptional Southern Con
gressman who formerly practiced the
vices alluded to, but the list of defaulters
under past administrations, including even
the famous company of defaulting regis
ters and receivers which caused the ex
pulsion of the Democratic party from
power. We apprehend the allegation
will be found true. The Picayune would
evade the force of reply by assuming the
Chronicle to refer to the representatives of
the South "since the war." It indignantly
"Representative men at Washington!"
Who have been the Reprcsentatice men of
the Southern States at Washington since
the late war! Why—carpet-baggers and
Bcalawags—constituting the fetid scum—
the foul-poisonous putreseene of both
sectious of the Union—floating on the po
litical tide, and followed, as ravens follow
dead carcasses.
Here is a deliberate assertion that all
the Southern men who have accepted seats
in Congress or places under the executive
belong to that category described by the
Chronicle. The logic is inevitable.^ The
Chronicle claims that, as many of the
Southern representative men at Washing
ton are disreputable, so of Northern rep
resentative men. The Picayune classes
all the Southern men who have been the
representatives of the South at Washing
ton since the war ns constituting "the
fetid scum, the foul, poisonous putres
cence," with the rather cloudy metaphor
that it is "floating on the political tide,
and "followed as the ravens follow dead
carcasses." This wholesale imputation
upon Southern "honor" is worse than the
qualified claim of the Chronicle, that they
are no better, in proportion to numbers,
than other people. But dees the Picayune
seriously say that all the representatives
and those who have filled foreign missions
from the South are of the class which it
stigmatises ns infamous? Such is the
logical inference. Yet it has not main
tained its whole proposition, for some of
these bad men are Southern men, and its
proposition was that such men do not exist
at the South. Yet were not some of these
men reared, honored and promoted at the
South? Did not Mr. Alcorn, of Mississip
pi. and the late Mr. Orr, minister to Rus
sia, enjoy the highest reputations, and
one of them high representative honors
at Washington? The recoil of this ex
ample upsets the argument. The Pica
yune endeavors to shift the issue from a
general comparison of morals to the spe
cial claim ot a superior administrative
virtue for Southern statesmen. No one
questions the integrity of Jefferson, or
Washington, or Jackson, more than that
of Adams, Pierce or Buchanan. Yet South
ern Presidents have received the votes of
the North, and in some signal eases owed
their election to Northern votes. We
may instance especially the vote for Har
rison and Taylor. The whole Southern
vote was given in the one case for Van
Buren, and in the other for Cass, both
born Northern men. as it was given for
Pierce, of New Hampshire: for Buchanan,
the Pennsylvania protectionist; and
as the Democratic vote of the
South was recently given to Greeley, the
New Hampshire abolition protectionist!
Now if the Northern standard of honor is
below that of the South, how happens this
enthusiastic Southern support of Northern
candidates against Southern candidates ?
How happens this zealous support by the
dishonorable North of the honorable can
didates of the South ? There is one solu
tion : If a Northern man calls himself "a
Democrat" he is no longer "a Yankee, '
but is instantly endowed with "honour.'
Elect him President, and the "honorables
of the earth" rush to Washington. They
go abroad on lucrative missions and bask
in the congenial rays of royalty. They
confide their sons, sons-in-law, nephews
and cousins to those charitable institu
tions, the departments. Let, how
ever, a citizen of the North who
does not call himself "a Democrat" be
elected. He is a Yankee, a tyrant,
a debauchee. He surrounds himself
with thieves who steal from the public
treasury and divide in private with their
chief. Any man who, while in office un
der Buchanan, bore a fair reputation, ac
cepting office under Grant, becomes in
stantly a villain, a component atom of
that "fetid scum," followed by the ravens
of the Picayune. These diatribes by this
Tirnon ot New Orleans have become in
tolerable even to those in whose name and
at whose expense they are printed. There
are Southern men who repudiate this foul
abuse of men of both sections. There are
Southern men who have as good a Con
federate icar record as anybody connected
with the Picayune, from the date when
it became the organ of Butler to the
present. They will compare their rec
ord with any one connected with
this autocratic journal from its presi
dent to the foreman. These Southern
men have risked life, lost limbs, rights
and estates as others. They will not al
low any to stigmatize them for infidelity
to the South or for personal dishonor, be
cause they may consider the war at an end.
These men do not permit any clique to
denouuee them because they may accept
a situation in the store ol a Northern
man, or an office under a Northern ad
ministration. There are others of them
in business in New Orleans. They ac
cepted amnesty with a sincere purpose to
keep its terms in act and in faith. They
do not intend to see business and people
driven from the city by a political intol
erance, which can have but one effect if it
has not but one object. To withhold
from the industrial and commercial inter
ests of New Orleans all aid of foreign cap
ital, and to concentrate upon the city all
the animosities of an equal intolerance
There is in the same paper :t warning
to Southern youth against Northern edu
cation. It alleges that this tends "to the
general propagation of the peculiar ideas,
sentiments and aspirations of the New
England mind. Like streams flowing
from one poisoned spring, their graduates
went forth to all parts of the country, car
rying and spreading their baleful teach
ings." We look upon these as among the
effusions of a mischievous malignity.
Conscious, apparently, that its organic
action must soon cease, the reckless spirit
collects its last vitality, to sting with in
discriminate venom the bosom that
warmed with the hand that had stricken it.
Bismarck is as bluff as King Harry.
Indeed, barring that Bismarck has never
been charged with immorality, there is a
rude resemblance between the two. Henry
VHI. defied the ecclesiastical domination
of his day, as Bismarck has denounced
similar pretensions now. We like the
positive and declared policy of strong
men. It is more estimable than the
frauds of diplomacy. Luther, who would
"go to Rome if every tile on every roof
was a devil," suits us better than Riche
lieu, whose every breath was a lie—yes, a
lie—from the time he swore to the Pope
that he was old enough to be a bishop,
and after getting the crozier confessed to
the Pope that he had sworn to a lie and
asked absolution. These men of rough
phrases are confident of their principles
and pit their lives upon them. The last
strong phrase of Bismarck is, that the
"State should be the God of the citizen."
Literally, this would be blasphemy. We
can not suppose it was so intended, for we
have never heard the German statesman
called atheist. Taken in connection with
the circumstances which provoked the ex
pression we may suppose it was intended
to advocate the total separation of State
and religion. It means entire freedom of
individual opinion and the highest right
of private judgment. It means that no
ecclesiastical power, foreign or domestic,
shall intervene between the citizen and
the government. It intends that no citi
zen shall enjoy the protection of his gov.
emnflnt and get a dispensation from
another government to disobey the laws.
It den ies that any human power Las au
thority to announce when God permits
obedience to a law of the State, and to
grant in the name of God absolution to a
citizen for disobedience to the State. It
washes out this nullification and higher
law doctrine totally and forever. The
immediate provocation of this bold dogma
has been no hostility to human faith in a
Creator, but the proposed intervention
from a dilapidated potentate whose tem
poral jurisdiction has been crowded with
in his own corridors.
It has often seemed to ns that God de
sired to save mankind the endless itc-ra.
tion of tyranny and revolt, practiced very
often in His name. He, therefore, in
spired the discovery and occupation of a
continent, in which men, driven for their
dissent from the old kingdoms and hier
archies, could institute new powers of
rule and of thought. These experiments,
quietly conducted for more than two cen
turies, will present their full fruits on the
fourth of July, 1876. The century plant
cf freedom will then not only flower, but
will present its matured fruits. One of
these perfected productswill be the entire
freedom of private judgment in spiritual
affairs. Here will be shown, as in
a theological menagerie, all the varieties of
human faith, harmless if not harmonious.
There will be ample verge for the most
demonstrative manifestation of piety.
There will be space for the most decorous
and formal worshiper, while "the fool
who bath said in his own heart, there is
no God," will sit in his appropriate niche
as incapable of evil to any except himself,
as if he were dcnble ironed and barred
within the deepest cell in which the Holy
Inquisition ever immured an infidel.
Over this compartment may be inscribed
two immortal axioms of Jefferson, tbe
great Republican: "Our civil rights have
no dependence on our religious opinions."
"Error ceases to he dangerous when
reason is left free to combat it."
It is thus that the sages of America
have proved the prophets and pioneers of
the old world, converting beings to the
wisdom of integrity and the strength of
free thought. It is thus that the whole
policy of those governments toward their
people has been modified by the mild ex
ample of an experiment before their eyes,
and perfected for their adoption. Eng
land has learned that a human being,
having been born under a king, without
consultation or assent upon his part, may
make a choice of some ether government
without asking the assent of the king.
She has also found that those who inter
vene in the civil wars of others may get
their fingers burned in damages. Switzer
land and the German States each recog
nize the American doctrine of religious
freedom. Ecclesiastical intermeddling—
that domiciliary discipline of an inter
national confessional—has become irk
some, intolerable, and will be excluded.
The people will worship God according to
the dictates of their own consciences.
They will look to the State for an inter
pretation of the laws which the people
have enacted. From these decisions no
appeal will be to any foreign potentate,
whether he claim a right to rule either in
the name of God or in his own.
The crippled condition in which Louisi
ana found herself when the present State
administration was inaugurated rendered
it important that its financial department
should be conducted by not only honest (
but skillful financiers. The loose and dis
honest manner in which the finances of
the State had been conducted through
the four years cf "Warmoth's admin
istration had placed matters in r.
very embarrassing condition for the
succeeding administration. The down
right dishonesty cf Wickliffe's con
duct os Auditor, followed I y the
equally positive delinquencies and ex.
travagance that marked the administra
tion of Auditor Graham to meet the de
mands of Governor Varnicth. his politi
cal parasites, and hordes of hungry
brokers and unprincipled money chang
ers, had well nigh driven the State to the
verge of bankruptcy. It was soon dis
covered that the last year of Governor
Warmoth's administration had added
nearly two millions of dollars, in
the shape cf unredeemed State
warrants, to the debt cf the State. This
was had enough, as it helped materially to
crush what little credit the State might
yet have; but the story cf mismanage
ment does net end here. Governor Kel
logg's administration was made to face
other difficulties that had been entailed
upon the State by Governor tVarmoth and
bis new political allies—Liberal Repub
licans, Reformers, and Democrats, who
fused and fought the Republican party in
the last State and presidential election
under the Fusion banner.
The chief cf these other difficulties
sprang from the action of an organization
of property holders known as the "Tax
resisters' Association." They were the
rich men of the city, who had combined
to resist Republican rule. These men ab
solutely refused to pay their taxes, and
were millions in arrears when the present
State administration came into power;
and instead of enforcing the collection of
taxes from rich and poor alike, the
tax collectors of Governor V.'ar
moth, during the last year cf
his administration, no doubt for a
political purpose, suffered these men to
become tax delinquents to a still larger
extent. They were then acting with Gov
ernor Warmoth and the parties who were
conspiring to defeat the Republican party,
and had plenty of money to give for that
purpose, hut nothing to pay taxes for the
support of a government that was not of
their own choice; and as Governor War
moth was then in the .same ♦icat with
them and had determined that if the elec
tion of a Republican administration could
not be defeated at the polls it should be
crippled in a manner that would make it
apparent that it was net sustained by the
people, he was not anxious to have the
collection of taxes enforced against his
new political confederates. The scheme
in any other country hut this might have
bc-en considered a clever political trick to
defeat the popular will; and there were
those in Louisiana whose selfish ambition
doubtless led them to wish that the few
rich men of the State, aided by Governor
Warmoth, might thus be enabled to
finally overcome the de facto government:
hut with the great mass of the American
people and their representatives at Wash
ington, the trick will be regarded as dis
graceful and branded as such. Yet, it
must he conceded that it Las had r.n im
portant hearing on the finances and credit
of the Scate since Governor Kellogg
came into power. It requires time,
hone.-ty, economy and financial skill to
overcome the financial difficulties cf the
.State; and although sufficient time has
not yet elapsed to correct the evils cf a
former administration, yet sufficient has
been done to materially help the credit of
the State, and in the course of time lessen
the burden of taxation. The taxes are
being collected "without fear, favor or
affection," and disposed of in the same
manner with an eye single to the
interest of the State bv* these who
are our lawfully elected State finan
ciers: the men who are charged with the
raising, investing and disbursing of the
public money. The determination of the
Governor and Auditor to break up the
ring of brokers that was monopolizing
the public money, to the exclusion of
other creditors, as fast as it found its way
into the public treasury, is now regarded
as one of the best measures that could
have been devised under the circum
stances. And in Tiew ot the popularity
of tbe plan with all classes of creditors,
excepting the ring of brokers who man
aged to monopolize the public money as
it was paid into the treasury, the Gov.
ernor has recently advised the Auditor to
continue the purchase cf warrants at auc
tion as the money accumulates in ihe
treasury. Under the old plan of paying
out the money the brokers managed to
get "tbe lion's share." They depreciated
the value of warrants by holding posses
sion of the treasury and then bought them
at their own price, thereby robbing both
the State and its honest creditors. The
Governor and Auditor, we are satisfied,
have determined to break up the ring of
brokers, and give the State and its cred
itors the benefit of what money comes
into the treasure.
The Galveston Standard is dissatisfied
because we wish to so educate the people
of color as to place them in an industrial
equality with the whites. It desires to
keep them :d their present relation of
mere field workers. On our part we pro
pose for them the benefit of polytech
nic and industrial institutions so that from
the colored race may come also our r.rchi
tecs, engineers, and mariners. In opening
new industries to these whose education
and opportunities have never allowed them
to acquire this skill and knowledge, do we
not aid them most effectually? In pro
viding the State with proficients in indus
tries which do not exist, do we not unity so
ciety? Yes, upon the basis of mutual and
reciprocal interest. Now, the Republican
claims to know as much of the race re
lations as our friend of the Standard can
possibly teach v.s. The Republican - de
sires to preserve for the colored people
the eofcfidence and countinued esteem of
the country. It has recently published the
opj-ression toward the colored people prac
ticed in Philadelphia. The Republican well
knew the late Lieutenant Governor Dunn,
and knew his opinions to have been op
posed to the war of races advocated Ly
the Standard. Governor Dunn knew
the superior immigration cf the whites,
and he always said that whatever of
intolerance or violence might be
practiced by the colored people in
an accidental or temporary majority,
would be retaliated by the whites ulti
mately. He advocated harmor.y on
the Ligh grounds of justice and mu
tual interest. We labor to make
those interests more intimate and
to increase, if possible, the inducements
to unity on ;be part of the whites. We
have had very serious experience in this
war of races which the Standard seems to
prefer. There was the massacre of more
than three hundred colored people in
Grant parish by the whites before the
United States troops could interfere for
their protection. Our contemporary of
the Standard is too warlike. He wants to
lap "the blood cf the Englishman." The
colored people are in the minority in
Texas. Does it suit the colored people
there to proclaim war against the whites?
Yet such is the view of the Standard in
reproaching us for wishing tc^trengthen
the social obligations of barmony by add
ing thereto the manufacturing dependence
of the whites upon the colored people.
If the Standard wants to cultivate a war
of races—though we believe he belongs
equally to both—let him pitch into some
Texan ranger, with his bowie and re
volver, but leave us to deal with our col
ored constituents in a more peaceful man
ner. They are perfectly satisfied with the
sincerity and wisdom of the Republican,
which has been evinced before to-day.
They can not, upon outside testimony, be
induced to believe that anything detri
mental to their honor or welfare would he
We dropped into the State Engineer's
office yesternay and found General il.
Jeff Thompson, chief of that department,
busily engaged with his subordinates in
preparing maps, etc., of the levees along
the Mississippi to the Arkansas State line.
We learned from the General that the
levee commission, composed of General
Longstreet, on the part of the United
•States government, Professor Forshey on
the part of the Levee Company, and him
self, representing the State, would leave
here in a few days on the State steamer
"Ozark" to make, in accordance with
law, an annual inspection of the levees.
It is usual to do this at a season of the
year when the river is at its lowest stage,
in order that the condition of its banks
may be better known, and steps taken to
make the necessary repairs to prevent
overflows during next year. The work of
the Levee Company has certainly pre
vented any serious break in the banks of
the river during the present year,
and Las thus established a feeling
of security among planters con
tiguous to the river that must
have the beneficial effect cf encouragin
more planting in our bottom lands next
year. Danger of overflows have caused
many to abandon the cultivation of these
richest of Louisiana lands in the past, but
as it becomes more thoroughly known that
through the work of an efficient Levee
Company, in which State and federal au
thority is represented, this danger is to he
no longer apprehended, the cultivation of
these lands will again he resumed and the
product of cotton, sugar, etc., materially
/The Home Journal, a very well printed
and ably conducted agricultural paper
has absorbed the Ilaral Southland, of that
ilk. Mr. Ilummel has added the name
of the latter as a secondary title to his
own publication. The conductors of the
Southland displayed much more ability
in its management than they did taste in
selecting a name. There was h sort of
sentamental idea cf sectionalism in the
title of the paper which did it no little
damage, for people generally do not care
to mix political, poetical, amorous or even
religious sentiment with their onions,
cabbages and other garden vegetables. So
the Southland bent under the weight of a
name which its sponsers had given it in
a spirit of mistaken kindness. We con
gratulate Mr. Ilummel, who is a iery en
ergetic, intelligent and nseful citizen,
upon the success of his Home Journal,
and sincerely hope he may reap the bene
fits from the new consolidation that can
be reasonably expected. He deserves
success at all events.
PORTER—On the second instant, at « P. M.. PR
ReiTAI. A. PORTER, aged about seventy-two years
11 is friends und acquaintances are invited to at
tend liis funeral at his late residence So. M3 Canal
street, This Day, at 4 P. M.
Gentlemen, t v ; at.d < xami a g tie golds,
w.ll lir.d they can
f>ate from SI l* Si
• •S'TAUI HALF 1<'.!S
* So. SI Canal street.
anl2p It
Earner Chartres street.
Officf Board r-r School UthfcTor#. j
I ity of Sew Orleans (Sixth Division).
So. 39 Burgundy fctreet, August- 2, 1373. )
A? a netting of the Board of Public .School Di
rector*. held July SI. !U7the following preamble
and resolutions, ottered by Dr. J. 8. Clark, chair
man committee ou teachers, was adopted:
Whereas. In view of present anil prospective va
cancies in the higher grades of teachers, and it
being desirable that a list of names be furnished
from which selections can oe made for promotion
in compliance with section nine, act >*o. 3d of the
General Assembly of 1373;
Resolved. That an examination, restricted to
those now teaching in the public schools and de
sirous of competing, he held by the committee on
teachers during the month of September, and be
fore the opening of the schools, at a date and place
to be hereafter made public.
Also, the following, introduced by Dr, J. S. Clark,
chairman committee on teachers: ^
Whereas, The efficiency of all schools, and es
pecially of grammar schools, depends upon the
energy*, industry and enterprise of their several
principals: and believing the aforementioned qual
ities are determined to a great extend by the num
ber of pup.la admitted to tbe high schools each
Resolved, That the sum of -dollars he given
as a bonus to the principal of sv.eh school lor each
pupil ^uruibhed, provided the sa:d principal has
been in charge of such school for §:x mouths pre
ceding. #
The above having bees referred to the Finance
Committee for report, the said committee reported
in favor of giving the sum of five dollars for each
pupil sent to the High School, which recommenda
tion was adopted bv the board.
au3 3! Secretary Board of Directors.
I would fa" the attention <i t t!:e lir.de to the fact
that I have on hand, in lots :« suit. a well assorted
ami choice stock of
High wine..
Neutral Spirit*. New York Brandy,
New York Gin,
And the celebrated nrasds of
A"! of the above, considering my facilities unsur
passed, i offer to the wholesale grocery r.r.d pur
chasing trades, at the lowest market juices.
ivt". Sir ?m No. M Povdras street.
.Auditor's office. /
New Oilcan*, August !. i873. ;
The assessment rolls for 187 ; for the parish ot
Orleans are now open for inspection and correction
at the office of the board of assessors. No 9 Carom
delet etreet. All parties .ntercsted *:ie hereby
notified that corrections must be made within
thirty days from the date hereof, as Thereafter, in
no case whatever, will the assessment folia he
opened for revision.
mil *t In Audi "nr.
Send for a descriptive and price list. Address*
Sportsmen'* Repot. No. .'5 St. Charles street.
W29 Ct 2p New Oilcans.
•I'nnnl Street................96
Of every description tor Lad:ea and Dealers on or
ders from Louisiana and the Southern States.
Constant familiarity With the market and best
houses insures a great saving to customers.
ap? Iv2t>
State cf L<*r>n.\\«, )
Executive Department. /
• New Orleans, July 19, 1873 .)
Applications being frequently made to me to
subscribe on behalf of the State lor stock to certain
corporations, by virtue of certain acts of the Legis
lature alleged to be sti':! in force and to authorize
mo to take such action; frequent applications being
aieo made urging me on behalf of the State, to
enter into contracts alleged to he authorized by
certain other acts of the Legislature, for the im
provement of livers, * ayous, etc.; and also to issue
bonds said to be authorized by law; and inasmuch
as such action on my part might result in an un
constitutional increase of the State debt, or au
increase which, if constitutional, the State in its
present embarrassed condition *3 unable to pay, or
to undertake to pay in the future;
Now, therefore, all persons who have made cr
who may contemplate making such applications,
are hereby notified that I will not subscribe stock
on behalf of the State to any corporation or private
enterprise whatsoever, nor enter into any con
tracts for public improvements authorized by any
act passed by the Legislature nor .tsue bonds of
the State for any purpose whatever under author
ity. or under color of authority of any act of the
Legislature, unless the legalitv and necessity ol
such action shall **e established by the decision
©f the court of iast resort.
By the Governor:
Assistant Secretary of Stats. j?20 Ip
St.it* or Lor:*:4Ni.)
A id.tui § Office. i
New Orleans, June 21,1(1*3. )
ANo. 15 of I"3. aa eittndtd i y the vxecutive
order of hi, Escfelienry (iovernor Kellogg, expire*
Shia day, and it* proviaioua are no longer applica
ble to the collection of dehn>)Uent taxes, you will
proceed immediately to prepare for publication, .n
compliance with section •■:ght of act No. -il of ICT3,
a list of all taxpayers delinquent for any of the
years prior to 18*2, and forward the tame to this
office; after publication of which, ail such persons
are prohibited, by that section, from appear.ng in
any of the courts of the State as parties or wit
nesses on N.eir own Behalf. Immediately after the
completion of such list, you are instructed to pro
ceed to collect said taxes under section one of act
No. 4~, by which you are authorized to seize and
sell the property of delinquents without process of
courts. Tax collectors will he held personally re
sponsible for the efficient and prompt discharge of
their duties undet the law.
Jets a jit or.
T3................ Comp *nreet................*3
Executes all orders witn promptness and d.s
patch. _ 1s3t
................Camp Street................TS
Entrance, No. 45 Natchez street.
Professor Mitchell having assumed tlie manage
ment of the above old and reliable institution, pro
poses taking a limited number of young, middle
aged and oid men for instruction, during tho
si mmer months, in Double Entry Book keeping.
Commercial Law, Arithmetic. Business Penman
ship. Reading, Spelling. History. Grammar. Geo
graphv. etc., at greaxlv reduced rates—FORTY' PER
Tend any time of day or night, from 9 A. M. 9 P. M..
and will be taught separately by a sj.ee.ai Professor
for each branch.
W. S. MITCHELL, Business Manager.
Those attending from the country can obtain
board in the family of the principal. myill 3m
Statu or Lotisiaxa, >
Executive Department. >
• New Orleans. June 14. 1U*3. >
Whereas. An Act of the Legislature, approver!
March 15, 1C55. entitled " An Act to establish quar
antine for the protection of tbe State," provide*
that the Governor of the State sLa'.l issue his
proclamation, ujron the advice of the Board ol
Health, declaring any jdace where there shall be
reason to believe a pestilent, contagious, or infec
tious disease exists, to be an infected place, anti
stating tire number of days of quarantine to b*
performed by the vessels, their passengers, officer*
and crews, coming from such place or places—
Now, therefore, in pursuance of the act aiore
said. I issue this my proclamation and declare tho
places hereafter named to he infected places, antt
that all vessels, together with officers, crews, pas
sengers and cargoes, leaving such places, or hav
ing touched or Btopped at any of them, on anil
after the fifteenth day of June, 18T3. shall be sub
ject to a quarantine of not less than fen days, or
for a longer jieriod a3 may be considered necessary
by the Board of Health. Any violation of tho
quarantine laws, as here proclaimed, will be se
verely punished. Tho places which ar© hereby
declared infected as aft resaid are the following, to
Havana, Mantarzas, Trinidad, Cardenss. St
Jago, all on the Island of Cuba; Port Royal and,
Mintego Bay, on the Island of Jamaica; Jacmel
and Port-au-Prince, on the Island of St. Domingo;
the Islands of St. Thomas, Martinique and Guana
loupe; Camjieachy, in Yucatan; Vera Cruz, Alva
rado. Tampico, Matamoras and Tuxj an, in Mexico;
San Juan, in Nicaranga; Chagres, Aspmwail and
Porto Bello, in Central America; Maracaibo and
Laguayra, in Venezuela; Wand ot Trinidad, Ca
yenne, Para, Pernambuco. Rio Janeiro and Beuenoa
Ayres, in South Ameiica.and Nassau New Provi
Given tinder tny hand SnJ the seal of State
Lereunro attached this fourteenth day of June,
A. D. 1673. and of the independence of the United
States the ninety-seventh.
By the Governor:
Secretary of State. • tel5 Iff
E. r>. MACLIN,
No* 31 C'n rondo let St roof*
Pittelrarp und Anthracite •'oaf screened for fa mi*
use. and delivered at ill j lowest market prices
Ti e undesigned coal merchant* having suffered?
in the past season heavy losses ,n tlie w av ot bad
hills, have been compelieil to .ssue tli.s card to th®
public, notifying all consumers of coal that front
and after this date "Our terms for coal will in
variably be in cash when ordered or ou delivery. •
No exceptions will bo niailo to this rule.
KENnlG Si CO..
W. (i. COYLE h CO .
P. it R. DrVERGES,
JJL'G II j7 C.Vni'BKLL, " ' ......
No. 13 f»t. Charles Sired,
iv3 1 it, — Room No. IT.
-•OHJt O. KOCHK, JOHN M'l ornur-v,
Corner of Annunciation and Robin streets.
Cistern .tinkers and Genernl House Car
penters mill Jabbers.
A'.! work done with neatness* and dispatch. Re
mit both expert mechanics, we guarantee to tho
public la.thfui and honest
No. 10'J Tchoupitouln* Street,
Beer from this Brewery always on hand and ior
sale by half barrel and keg. j©] :; m
Ammunition of Every Description
No. 130 Common street, .
Special attention paid to altering mczzle to
h^ehdoadera and repairing firearms of all kinds,
jp A. JIl'KKAY, ~ *
No. 191 Jlaffnzine street, between Julia
and St. Joseph streets.
Cisterns made to order and repaired. All work
warranted. A lot of cisterns, from inti To v
ga.lons, made of the best material and workman
ship, kept constantly on hand and for sale at
prices to suit the times. Orders promptly attend
_____ mhtly
* a national savings bank.
Chatteled by the United States, March, J86S.
No. ISA Canal Street, Corner of Dryadee*
Bank hours from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M.
Open Eatuiday Sights to rece.ve deposits frota
S.x to Eight o'clock.
PU per Cent Interest Allowed.
C. D. 8TURTB V A NT, flashier.
PAILLKT. Assistant Cashier.
OUlco No. 17 Commercial Place.
Passports procured with dispatch, and prompt
attention given to all. j y
H. Leyerlch vs. 911ns H. Bnscom-ElTTt
inwf' C<> toun Ior tte Parish of Oi.eanB. No.
,o me directed by the Hon. W. T Houston
Orleans l' C t'?f7 hel> Tf toand for the P»™h oi
at r« wi,r .e,S° C v- ed A? 'ri 1 at auction.
lim* 1 ' a® 11 v 7 ®* twelve o'clock M. theftl*
lowing described property, to wit—
Seized in the above entitled suit.
Terms—Cash on ffie spot.
jyI4 29au3 JOHN BURLEY. Cctstablc.

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