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NEW ORLEANS REPUBLICAN.
SIKöLE COPIES:
FIVE 0 EIÎTS.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF TH STATE OF
LOUISIANA. -
TERMS: $12 OO PER ANNUM.
VOLUME VII
-NO. 192 .
NEW ORLEANS. THURSIY, NOVEMBER SO
1873 .
WHOLE NUMBER 2033 .
AMUSEMENTS.
^CAIVBMY OP aoiuc.
fiutmday, and Until Further N'ttlrt,
EXCISE HOLT
v ill appear in ber popular burleequt* of
MH'KETIA BOBGIA, M. D.,
1m Grande Dortrcft«e,
Äupporrec. l>y HARRT WALL an«l the fell strength
ot 1 lie »cadt-my company.
Ah# onturtaininent will commence with the roar
"* (**«•« ot COWLKD OUT. Mr. .1. P. Kilbourrve iu>
Hlwfcael t *mt»r; Alice Harrlaon um Kara!« Ann.
fritfDA V — Pur* well bs-nebi of Elise Holt.
KATLTtIT AY—Only Holt maii'ifa nt iio
gT. < H U1I.KS THK4TKK.
.............Proprietor »nd Minacer
ALKX. *-rT7.iiHKALD................stage Manager
wc-i. ot the beautiful tragedienne and com
edienne,
MISlS AOA UK AY.
Yknr.ilay Kvonlag, November 'JO, lüMi,
The great society play of
GOLDIE,
OE. WHOSE WIPE •
...MISS ADA OB AY
»»•Mie M,»ni*i
lira Major T-- rctl
Kndav — Par,.well Benefit of Alias AUA OEAY.
"ttrkki it women."
*»t»nAn.y, at ti—LAST ADA OEAY Matinee.
Snudwv—The eel, b'a'e-' tri-h «-oiuediai« and
•baracter art.-r. Mr. JOSHPH MCBPHY.
Pro*,., of •Mliuie.ion an u.iial.
iv2W p. OLP.ASOS Treasurer.
o
PKUA HOUSE .......OPERA SlOlSE
U PL.UIPK ('ASONOK................. MANAGER
Tbnr%rtnv 1'venlng, Nfivenibcr *ii*, ISVJI.
HKdUT OK MLLk. DKNUN, CONTRALTO.
la Favor tl
Oraud Op* ra by Donizett L
Katarilav. hov»mb*r 22— Kirsf Matinee at 12 M.
Dw« 0 {>* n jit six o'clock. Ferforruanc^ begins
*>t nev**a o'oh*cW. i ol9 it
M
AUK-A I. KAZAK,
HARTZ It LEVY. Proprietois.
. .(nual at reel.......
NEW rONJDKIMi TBIUKS,
insigne»! , -preasly f,r parlor ttmceetueat.
A»a roil
THE DOI BI.E BUBBLE ßLOVVEU.
One dollar each.
AOrn.li AS!) WAX, MAGIC SQUARES.
WIZARD CARDS.
DIHAOl.VI.VG BALL, tOO 11A0, MAGIC CASK
r MAGIC CIGAR CASE. BRAN TRICK.
Branch of No. 1101 Broadway, New Yeti. noI9 2t
CAUTION.
N
ont K
NOTH E.
Tin* nulnu* are hereby notified rot to negotiate
for the following described PROMI SSORV NOTÈk;
a>ll of which are dateil at Nrw Or eat s:
1. Note date«! f»c ooer ?b 1873, draw n by William
Hhetidan, to his own order and by him hi- if en
dors« d. tor the nu m of $300, payable ninety da\s
after date; interest eight per cent per annum from
maturity until i»»id.
2. Note d ned November 2, 1873, draw'n by Wil
!iam iSheridun. to his own order and by hinibeli
endorsed, for tin* sum of $100. p »yable ninety da\M
after date with interest at eight per cent per an
uuin from maturity until paid
3. Note dated November3. 1873. drawn by K. W.
Hast man to hi** own order and by Lim-elf en
dorsed. f >r $143. payable sixt y da\s after date,
with inter, et at eight per ctnt per annum from
maturity until paid.
4. Note dit« d X ivember 5 1873. drawn by \V. R.
Pish, to his own o der a «1 by himself endorsed,
for $4. i. payable ninety days after date, with in
feirest at eight per wnt per* uimu-n from matuiity
siutil pa; J.
5. Nste da'ed August 13. I37f, drawn by W. If
dTomptou. t e hi- ow n oid-r ami bv hKn s *lf en
ilorseii, for $500 and payable ai\ months aft r date
with inter» at at tn«* rate ot eight per "eut per aii
n»im from maturity until paid, secured by mort
gage.
6. Tv> ! i •• s dated Hspt* m>*er 1 e»rh for
the siioi ef $1000, drawn by J eepii K iimnud to
bis owi* *>rder and bv himself iudorsed. payable
fespeetiw* » one a:«l twojears at'er dale.* with
Inter*-»t ;»g• ight per rent n r am um tram date
until tiua pigment, counteisigm-d " ¥«rietiir'
bv Mu had tlernon* notary HepU mber li'»,
i873.
7. Kn'i i:\tiA Novemlw»r ^ •!.♦*?; ?» C. Ç,
NeiMv »lus • order and bv tiinnelf ;;ui«» i-c*.
for $250. and p«\abl«» «lays utter #'.«.te svit'n
interest * 1»- *ate of eight per «'enj pej amium
from m«?unt • until 11 al paymeut.
Tb«» above, with sundrv other notes and checks,
the date* and draw is of which cm not now be re
ca!le«I. were kiu «».a In in th«« undtrs gned «»p the
flight or the fo'irteonth of November last.
All pot son*« urn furthermore : otitieii not ?<• buy
or trade ter my stem-winding gold waten, No.
48,271, raanuf.ctured by--. Liverpool, with
gold ediain attached; also, one, cash box, with suu
drv valuables, j'uper.s, etc
iioiiUt MICHAEL GKRNOX.
T^TUTICK I ^ Il KK EH V GIVEN THAT A
JLN certain PRoMIsöuRV NC'Th, drawn by Juntos
fiynie t*» his «»wn order ami by him indorsed
falser Waring the indorsement of Darcy A
Wheeler in pencil), dated New Orleans. Octo
ber !*. J8'id, ji*yab e two mouths after date,
for the sum «if $206 (»7. value reieived. with
iat« r»Mt ;r«nn «hit>* at eight per cent ui.lj j)ai«l,
»fid duly gnotisted fur non-payment by ♦*. O.
thntKfh i.U. 9 utarv publie, has b«-en lost or mis
Luid, ai «i the public is cauti -ned u«»t 7«> t ado or
negotiafe for said note. A liberul rewanl wn!l be
paid for th* fetm ^ of •ai«! i»oi4« t«: i*u« a: !C<«. Tu
tsUJia Mreet«
nol 1 13 23 I A. f*. WADSWORTÎf
Miscellaneous.
N
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ni p
/reiß
chan •
pels of
from ».»I ait**r tl
we will ps> $ 0 p
Uvere«* •*» tl
4'WING TO TH t GREAT Dl-ULTNK
i «•! "tir product, continu*««! high
i » * ra:o of uoi«l and foreign ♦-1
uud«*rsigned, heieby mitif.v ship
*-eed a-d a'l parties i»it<M«*8ted that.
1 W KNTIKTM « > Y NO V* K M B K R
ion for good cotton seed, «ie
our sacks.
é MON OI? rodPANV
r.ti NviLLK oil works roMjr a.n \
X.OL'ISI XA O ]j COM RAN Vo
A. A. MAtilNNlv s«»NS.
ans. Nov* uiber 12. 1 173.
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ASSOCIATION,
• *IiîU«¥ No. 4b OLD LfcVKK $TRKLÎ,
Second Annual Stntemenf,
Tn é'«»nfof«Tiit v wdtli th«« nrovisiwusef th«* chart*•?
the New o I ans Credit Foncier Association
publish t he f »Lowing statem* fit of their <>perattons
•»luring om* year amt ni».«« inouibs. fi «un January 10.
)87?. to S«'pt*iiihw 30 # i833, 1 l*e end *X the »••«•«»tid
4 lhM*.Hl y««ai :
Total «mount »-f pr« tits teaflze*t front
January l(,i:.72, i«» N« pt m lier A-),
1KTJ ... .................... o. . $:t ; 28tl|
fnter«»Ht ace rued from J nuaxy id,
ii»72 0 <<i SPÿteiuber l.its) 22
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S-:pen«» fro* January M.
)iT2. to .SepG-mkcr :g>.
tin. . .......... ..s-ik: t«
Ainounf «Uncounted front
nniet .,ji 4 In fare ma it
ff«'».................... *27«
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'Satt e see, i,,1 first mortysgs, Tory
able men:',!*......... ........ ..,.*1*
Pash. .. o-o ......
M*i rntl and a,l«aueeM made on budj
Inga in comae«,fconst uction......
Two lots of ground. ...................
Amountsnheerth d....... ., . y. iST ion
Amount paid up to Sep , uitmr
30.1823 ... ............. 78.4t»
«Balance du- . pasable by rn,-ath.y in
statlmente. intmraoce pr miau-a
and material.................. .
UnataUatiouH ar.d livturea.........
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We flic nid* isigi ed «to s I mi li s •
Abo i c h at, meet is a true and cocr ce i,
&he books ot the Association.
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I
WATE COLORED MEN'S CONVENTION
Third Day.
The con fentioa was called to order at
1 I O P. M , (iovi-ruor C. C. Antoine iu the
ehnir.
I'reyer whs offered by Rev. Ditniel Cain
of Daton UoiiRe.
Ttie reading of the minutes of the pre
viens mee.tinir was dispensed with.
Mr. T. VV. Wickham offered » resolution
that the convention proceed to the election
of ten del-gates, five white and five colored
to go to Washington to present the LuuUi
ans ease to Congress
Mr. Green, of Orleans, offered an amend
ment, proposing the nernes of J. II. Ingra
ham, ,(suits Lewis, T. 15. Stamps, J. II
Durch. Janu s Lwngetreet, A. K Johnson
John Ray, E. L. Weber, David Young aud
II. C. Dibble.
Mr. Green subsequently withdrew his
restitution, to be railed up later.
Mr. Iturtonneau, of Orleans, desired to
add to the list the names of two more dele
gates to represent the Creole element of
Louisiana He nominated Hon. H. F. Jou
tiert and E. C. Hillings, Esq., Htid moved
the committee be increased to twelve.
Mr. Leid, of Orleans, desired to offer an
amendment, which he believed would be
satisfactory to the Creole element
Points ot order were raised by Air. Gair,
of East Feliciana, Mr. Alluin, of West
Baton Rouge, and Air. Ladd called for the
previous question.
Mr. Murrell, of Madison, desired to with
draw the rame ot Geuerai James Long
street, as he would not be able to atfeud.
Mr. Gair then obtained the floor for ten
minute», by consent, on a privileged ques
tuiu. The question was how the conven
tion onuid select the wisest brain. He de
lineated the making of motions, like the
previous question moved by Mr. Ladd,
which prevented the proper discussion of
affairs. He thought that N -w Orleans had
been considered too niueh in tiiese delega
tious. He asked the convention to vote
down the previous question.
[Mr. Young, oi Concordia, in the chair.]
Colonel Lewis was accorded the lioor aud
was proceeciug to address the convention.
Mr. Murrell, of Madison, made the point
that the previous question should be voted
on, but the convention retused to order the
main question.
Colonel Lewis proceeded. He deprecated
the attacks the gentleman had made on the
different opinions expressed. He only pro
posed to speak on the question of the com
mittee of twelve. Mr. Joubert had stated
he would l>e unable to atteud at Washing
ton. Oilier gentlemen had said the same
thing. He thought not more than hall the
committee would bo able to attend. The
convention ought to select a committee
with power to send those who were able to
Air. Burch stated his name hud been used
as a member of that committee, and he
w ished to withdraw it. When the commit
tee was organized it was a unit, and came
before tbe convention with clean hands. All
the trouble ha« eome from one ward
of Orleans. The country members
came to the city to get advice.
Having resigned from the committee,
lie desired to speak his mind. He did not
tie-iie to 'ne elected Irorn a convention
which lit ties moment stood before the
country as not having power to grapple the
question, t he committee must not h*- made
ut> from the discordant elements that had
been offered. Better that they stay at
home than goto Washington a disurgaa
izi d body. Some of those composing a tac
tion Leie would rather rule in hell ban
serve in Heaven. They opposid and
scoffed at the country, and if if were not for
the votes of the country for Keliogg these
men wouldn't have it hone to pick. The
city men may do very well to hold this con
vention tlitee or four days.so that the coun
try members would be forced to go home j
and they could have their own way. But
it the country tuemlw-rs make a charge «in
you you w ill never hold a.iotherronveution
iu New Orleans. But the city aud tile conn
try should not tie oppo-ed, they should Its
united and togetln r v-ork that the conven
tion might not tie a byword and a reproach.
Ho wa- a Jling to have thechair appoint flu
committee, to have the interests tue
party intrusted to Senator J'liiehbaeli or to
any «nie who would represent harmony.
Ho would not go to Washington ft.- a »lietii
Iierol a rotund tee which would dis-eiuiua'e
antagonistic ideas. He closed with an
eloquent appeal to The cojivcution to bar
luouizt*.
It was moved to lay the whole mailer on
the talile.
[Governor Antoine in the chair. {
Air. Green briefly detailed the matter In
its various stag-s, and moved that tie
whole mutter iu- referred back to »ho com
mit tee.
No second.
Mr. R obéit II iy,«»f East Felicias», moved
that the rotuimtteetil twelve » • cppoisiTed
by t he chair.
Seconded by n ih z, t> members.
The main question was ordered,
flie mi tiun of Mr. Ray that tbdiLarr bo
authorized to appoint twelve delegates to
proceed t,* Washington to represent the
Louisiana „'use to th,ogress and to secure a
full representation in that committee, v,as
then put and earned.
A motion was made toteconsi.Ter the »oto.
A motion to table that motion was carried.
Air. Ladd moved that the convention hear
the report of the committee cm resolutions.
The motion was carried.
. i;. 'i. T. Alluin, of West Baton Rouge,
chairman oi' the ei uiuiidie on resolutions
and business, presi nted the report, cud
called on ill —*e:ct try, W. O. Broun, to
read it.
Tiie report, presented the following te.-o
liltion« as substitute» for thine h h.al
been refei i d •> ti.e cominitrei ;
Win-:,mi-. The extraordinary and ttn«
parallel« d all« nipt» mad« to eh»' .t the cot
oicil in n oi tln tr right to ji girier and to
vote at the i itc election, and the lobbcty «»l
the Tialkus utter tiny inu» «'as», ami th»
syatiiuatio uii-repre-entaiioti and intima
nmtorv appeals in.ale to tin» whit« people
j both cf ;his State and the country, for the
| purpose et ti roltitionizing « ur Republican
pathj > ;* the Northern people, und thereby
to iuflnei.e.o Congress to set aside an elec
tion in wi iclt tue Republican party of tin*
State hud been successful and our interests
protected, have rendered it imperative that
asst mille to convention and iu eonstitu
! meal and » rganized form petition ( long res*
t«f sustain ti-»- Republican party gnd guy
ermuent n» iî* îiar I ranted victory.
Itrsolved, Tl.at the claiin made by the Ue
publican part» of i he State ol Louisiana ef
» victory at flu* rltrtion un « Le» fourth of
November. U»!2, for «»tfices. State ami fed
eial. gronr-ded uptitt the well established
faet of » 1 irge roa j mty of registered Uepub
lic-an voters in the State, and the abundant
eviu, m e of succtssful ■ fforts by intimida
tion atm fr iud to pteveut the free registra
fioi* aud casting ol said votes in thousands
•d tu- taints, and the abstraction of votes
ali- r having is-en cast and the substitution
ol o, bei « in their sti h< 1. aud the altering of
r- terrs ha« itesti triuiiipbantl.v sustained by
■i imary evid-nec. showing that despite ot
lVnitd and iniiiunlation a large frejoiity ot
votes were ca-t (or the Repnldican candi
»lates, tim« proving the legal claims of tho
tf |iis-ni governuont to its tenure of
-flic«, and vindicating the action of the
i. .Vial executive in si.stuiuing the autlior»
: I i tire i-ame.
i rsolved. That not otilv- tae efforts of the
i il. publican political deinen'« ct the
: nub to prevent tt-.e bestowal of eitizen
-hip upon th»- ftPiiiujeu d»-inauded the in
•- po-itii-D ol Congress through th»'c-»nsti
t louai nmi iii'ia ois and n construction
--. - f.--r tiie protection "t said newly liber
•itvd race, hu; the pevsi-ti-iit. » Ilona of the
*11.e classes in ! tie Soul h. h ted by recreant
soc lied U -pul l-.caiis. t«i ptevent the colored
citizen f,.-nt es» i cising, » itb«ut himlrauoe
-,i dictui en. (ii- rights as a su tinman, a.-, ex
hibited in h rt ,-eut » leetiou in t his Sta e.
tiirn'sU ftq-i:ti.»n;»l 'vindication of ttie neces
sity end ei-iJoutot the nxHinstructfon and
» aiiiare -ngi. s-ionaJ acts.
Vcsoicsd, That in behalf of onrselvos and
coiistu iitaU, we declare our continued ad
Iwirrwtw >w vUo national Republjca» y*rty
or
and our unabated confidence in President
U. 8. Graut and his administration, and iu
behalf of our people and ourselves we ac
knowledge our obligations to him for his
just and clear appreciation of the true con
dition of affairs in Louisiana, and for the
prompt and efficient support given there
after to our State government; and we ex
press the earnest hope that the national
Congress, at its approaching session, will,
as a matter due alike to truth and to the
will of tho great masses of the people of
this State, sustain the action of I be Presi
dent in maintaining the present State gov
ernment, by promptly admitting to his seat
in the Seuateof the United States Hon. P. B.
S Pinehbaok. the duly elected Senator front
the State of Louisiana, and the several Re
publican Congressmen who were elected
f rom said State on the fourth of November,
187Ü.
Hcsolred, That our heartfelt thanks are
due and are hereby tendered to Senator O.
P. Alorton, the chairman of the United
States Senate Committee on Elections aud
(Qualifications, tor his able report on tho
Louisian» ease.
Itesolred, That we appreciate highly the
services of Senator J. R. West, not only in
his watchful care of the interests of the
State in the naît nal Senate, but tor the
steadfastness with which he has fought for
our rights iu our present disturbed political
condition, und we pledge hi* our continued
support.
Mewilrfd, That in tho official conduct of
Hou. E. H. Durell, judge ul' the United
States District Court, State of Louisiana,
this convention recognizes the ability of an
accomplished jurist and the patriotism of a
protounil statesman, and tenders to him.
under the cloud of misapprehension and
calumny to which he has been subjected by
the venom of partisanship, the expression
of irs highest admiration and respect.
lUsolred, That we pledge our hearty and
undivided support to the State »dm nistra
tion of which his Excellency William P.
Kellogg is the head, feeling and knowing it
to be the legally elected government by a
majority of the votes cast at the i lection
November 4, 187'J, and that our congratula
tions are offered to hitn that, notwithstand
ing the stupendous obstacles he has had to
ncouutcr daring the past year, his admin
istration has been eminently successful:
that our thanks are hereby tendered to hiui
for his prompt approval of all laws passed
during his administration for the protection
of the rights of the citizens of this State.
Jtesolced, That tho odious distinctions
made aud ostracisms practiced in various
parts of this country on cur people on ac
count of color renders the passage by Con
gress ot Hon. Charles Sumner's supple
mental civil rights bill—the last special leg
ielation we trust we shall need—absolute!»
neeessary for imr protection in the enjoy
ment of rights guaranteed to ns as citizens
of the United States, for the perfect obliter
ation of race antagonisms and tor the es
tablishment of that mutual confidence and
genuine reconciliation estential to the fu
ture peace- and prosperity ot the people of
Louisiana, and our Senators and Représen
tative» in Congress are specially requested
to urge most seriously upon Congress the
passage of this salutary measure.
lieaolred, As the sense of this convention,
that Lite prime industrial necessities ot the
State of LousUna. in common w ith her sister
States ot tho Mississippi valley in order to
prot< ct production, give access of I he fame to
the maiket-i of the world and to secure a mar
ket adequate to the products annually lur
uished by us, tequire a mine perfect system
ot levees along the Mississippi ami its tribu
taries, a more reliable outlet to the Cult
and a more enlightened and equitable sy.-*
teiu of tariffs upon American products than
now exist in Cuba and other Spanish Auieit
an «mumries. and that we therefore ear
lestly ieqnest the United Steles Congress t<*
nationalize the levees of'tin* Mi«»,*sip;»i and
its tiibutaric.-: to <oi stu:»' tl-e ship canal
.j'oiii Fort, Sr. Philtp to Bieten Island
sound 1 lint shail he lie • to the » tinneice of
the world, and te revis- «u:r tteatie» with
ad Spanish Amènent countries so as to
plac# tlte satui* tiiton ihe i»a»i* <*1' S » ipjocal
trade
Itisolrvit, Y'-iat the TC» •*i:f '..git rate of
taxai ion jn this State, est» nsiltly j».-, «1 by the
property holders but. really paid by tin»
iaburiug «lasses, ahoilld be reduced, and
we hereby resptcifully bur eertou-Iy urge
upon th«* member» of the General .Asse:»!»! v
•tI its next session to enact -licit ! c.vs a*
will eualde the tmrn.tHstration. np«*n *
much less rate <d" taxation t<* raise a suf.'i
cient rrweiiue to administer the g» vernment
and pay the interest upon the public «lebt.
Whukeas, The recent executions in Cuba,
Without adequate Itial, of persons claiming
the prot«'Ctiomd solemn treaties and of me
to nal law, prove the fvuiii-l» hoine and
colonial authorities t<* ♦,«» wirhent » «lue
sense *»f «inty. or a power to restrain the
law less element which !.«* riuvrnitted the
atrocities; and
Whereas, An »farniitty doctrine tas Leea
advanced, that for» ijn power* can not in
tervenu lor this jir»>tecti«iii «■( iife or right
in the affair» ef Sp-iii atuf her tur
bulent colonists. without thereby loeurriu -»
serious perils of damage* ii* litot-ey for r»>
doing: therefore,
iivsoirid. That in this d»-iriofistr»feil bar»
barism, and avowed inaliilitv To r*.-traia tit
pit- veut its future perpetration, tbecolorc-d
citizen» «if Louisiana entertain grave tears
tor file future spread <d emuntipailew f;. tq
African bondage:
I. Spain will, under »ncli d» e-trine.«, bare
l'tile t-» apprehend from » rcluscl to decr» e
immediate and uucondili mal » ui.u.ci:», tion
et the staves in (,'ul*.* rince any attempt .on
tlic patt of foreign power» to enforce the
exict ion »f her public pledges in this re
speef might involvrt tin* immense» liability
for the money value »if lhes<* slaves,
'J lit the*, eut of socti act of emancipa
tion the destituât«* *nd ungoveinubb* iiu
Klux »4 Cuba— the element >« hi< ii has com
mitted w i: lx impunity tho <au rages com
pfatued of, will nctey jillnvr the lav to be
!-uT tn force, o; peimif th» euftanehised
» laves to enjoy tho jightA *-f Jilt- and lu!».j
a«vor«i*-d ffieiii.
/iV.WtTd, That every sentiment of sym
ptiilij and id »ell-protection impels Us, in
view of these Considerations, to adjure the
government t-i the United States, in the
nam» ci Republican principles, universal
emancipation and the violated laws of hu
manity to recognize xit once the indepen
dence or belligerency of the Cuban patriots,
they having proclaimed civil and religions
freedom, uitlx emancipation *:t slaves Horn
bondage
licsolecd. T hat eucb a declaration by our
government would carry v. ith !t ;he rights
of civilized warfare, jin* arrest of worse
than Mudnd atrocities, y ud would give to
the philanthropists and cviripalhizeia with
freedom an assurance that if the slaves of
Cuba be emancipated it will not be lolowed
by their immediate extermination.
Hesolred, That we deplore wuh sorrow
the atrocities, indignities, innilts and mur
deis that have ht'eu committed Gunn; tho
past year in the various p.irishes of this
State, on those of our race who have dared
to as-t-rt their opinions, and who, in return
(or such acts on the part of our lifelong ene
mies, did, during tint late contagion which
afflicted the northwestern part ot our State,
cheerfully assist in nursiug and caring lor
those w ho hut a few «lavs previously luid
banded together lor th< ir exterminai ion;
and notwithstanding the same, remained
fatthlul and true to the natural ami
proverbial itnpuls» s of *oir race, nursing
our enemies, burjiug tin ir dead, and
providing (or their widows and orphans,
thus rendering good for evd; and we
pray that tbe day is not fur di-taut when
such conduct on our part wi-1 he dulv
recogn:ze ; d and appteciated by the white
peopled this State, and lie the medium of
eradicating ihe last Vesrige of prejudice en
gendered. by onr previous condition, and
eventually lie the cause ot uniting the peo
ple of this commonwealth iu cariying out
its motto « t "Union, justice and confidence."
Hesolvcd. That we respectfully but firmly
protest against the discrimination b ang
tuuile between the white and colored
planters and producers of this State on the
steamboats aud railroads carrying their
produce, und we ask, iu justice, that equal
facditics and accommodations be accorded
or (I« oomtpoç cardera ef th j* State, to »II
shippers of produo«respective ot their
race or eolor.
Tbe report ot the «nitt.se was accepted
aud the resolutions nted.
Mr. Attain then poted a supplemental
report containing duiions to be pre
senten to the coloronvention at Wash
ington.
Mr. Burch then anted the following
resolution of comieut to the press,
which was urn inner adopted :
Hctolrrd, That thanks of this conven
tion are due. and tsame are hereby ten
dered, to the New (jins Rs;rciu.iCAN and
Times for their conte and impartial re
port of the proceed» ot this convention.
Mr. W. G. John, of Orleans, offered
the following reitions, which were
adopted:
Unsolved, That thanks of this conven
tion are d ne and ; hereby tendered to
L eutenant GovernC. C- Antoine for tlie
dignified manner inich he ha« presided
over the deliberaaol this convention.
liesultcd. That tfcecretaries aud other
officers of this eentiou rece ve our
thanks for thesatiiorv manner in which
they have dischargln-ir several duties.
Air. A. Williams East Baton Rouge,
then offered tbe foliug resolution, which
was laid on the tat
Whereas, It is sense and purpose of
this conrention to ires« a determination
for the advancemeand economical man
agement of this St government; and
Whereas, It is ingly urged upon the
Legislature of thUate liy the press and
taxpayers to use cy measure to reduce
tbe expenses of tsame, in order to re
lieve her citizens ti the burden of heavy
taxation now iuifd upon them by the
previous governm> and
Whereas, NearliéOD.OOO can be saved
the State by tlm (Irai Assembly uniting
iu removing the Si capital from the city
of New Orleans t a former aud apprtqiri
ate location; therre, be it
Hesolttd, Tim'is convention do earn
estly urge upiii is excel!« ncy, William
Bin Kellogg, G'enor, to urge the General
Assembly of th late, in his next annual
message. Ut un' i passing such a law as
will favor nqriig the old State House
an«l removinge State capital to tbe city
of Baton Kou
On motion Mr. C. F. Ladd, seconded
by Mr. R. ll.qtie, of Orleans, the con
vention then tturoed sine die.
H. Dinbh
A. K Johtisi
E C. Billing
W. B. Hjim
Governor C. Antoine, president of the
cnnventlon, ling been authorized by the
resolution otr. Robert Ray, of East Fe
liciana, to ajint the delegation of twelve
to visit Wasfcton and present the Louis
iana case to igress, with a ilesire to sat
isfy all partlaas appointed the follow ing
list of delegs; an«l the same resolution
having requi him to secure, it possible,
» tull repivtation of the committee, he
also appointihe following alternates:
IltUO*. ALTERN VTKk
Benj. F. Flairs, William H Hunt.
James Langtet, J. Madison Wells.
John Ra/,
H. C. Meyers.
G. V. l)ut>errier.
A. B. Hairis,
James II. liahsni, John Gair.
T. B. Stamp E. W. Durant,
David Youn T. Morris Chester.
J. Henri Bn;, L. A. Snaer,
James Lewi A. J. Morand,
B. F. .Tonhi-i Scott Rains.
The follo'g is a complete list of the
deb-gat-es t«s: colored convention of New
Orleans.
nett, Isotu Trity. G 1! Hill.
Assumpti»— (ieorgo Armstead, Isaac
Sawyer, Josi Thomiisnn. I*. Fitzhugh, 1'.
Bowman, Ish I'rophet, L. I'cndletuu, A.
Tivison.
Avoyellegfierf« M igToire. ,T. huix.-nt,
Lorenzo Sbx Alexander Noguez.
List BatiRougc—J. lleiiri BurcL, L A.
Fuller, E ITripl-tt, Aogustua Williams,
Reuben Cat. H. Tuilyv.
West Bat Rouge— T. T. Allaln, Thomas
A Brown.
Bossier—nueT Ttiotnas, A. SinTth, Sid
ney Jones, ue Williams.
William Hrer.
Carroll—idereon Waik'T, Joseph B.irf
T» y, Sy Ivey Greene, J E. Burton, (.' «in
Ninam, Wergusoti. William Smith.
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Caddo— C- Antoine, «lohn Böget, Unfit» 1
lenfrau, \\F Hamilton. U. 8. Comtitotl.
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«'.iltlwellivlvester Bro-.vu. Philip liob- Î
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* itahonr— ?*i».m -i-*n»ia.-, »Yxiaam *
Emanuel
Claiborn-Riehard Love, John Frust, I
Edmund Mniug, Sett Raines.
Con cord i-David Young. T. P Jackson,
X W. Shi«. Thomas Smith.
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E*st Feiana—Afohix Gair. T. àî. «Î.
Clarke, Sand Chapman, Frank Lyman.
(Vest Feian:*— fj>-.*rg» Nw-izie, J. W.
Armstead.
tirant —hiiato Uhinl. E. ÎL Flower*.
Itieria—hiu<-i Wakefield, Paul Scott.
IbervilleP. 4». Des Ion de, 1*. Verrett, Y.
I« Davids« J. Barues,
JiftersotT. B. Stamps, lî. fl. G infini r,
W. P. (*re, A. J. Kt-uip, E-ixuoud Ball, R.
I.oiiiliard.
L» fayot— A. T. R'ard.
Lafouri—O.-car Crozier, Witîian» Mit*
rell, 8. hile, I f et ry Franklin. .IpsejiU ;
Craig (pr«z.) i
L'nc.-lnTohn S*«itt. W. U. ilick». Jamc» !
L- wis (altnati >. f
Livings! —Adaiu Ilitfisnu, l*ra«'î lieg- |
vrs. J
MadisorWilîratn ^îgrivi'. »
Morelioe— Li eu L xog«-, T. lî. îohns. fi. (
N a te hi thés—R Blunt, II. Raby, JoUa j
Ilenderso K'iig Kuickleberry. *
«. »rleansFii s: ward; W. S. Wits or, J ». f
Harris, \ G Johnson. T. W. Wickham;
second wd: O F. Glaitdin, Davi I Wilson,
George Dieddee, E. S eus.iuiy. J. A. Mer
lift. Prie Lightfuot; third ward; \V r (}
Broun, (org«» Devezun, C. F. La «IJ. W'
G Elliotnloses Briggs, Henry Clay, T. «'o
S. TuckeiF C. Antoine; fourth ward: I',
7. Canon, C T. Butler, Ernest Longpre,
A, Rieha«; fifth w,.rd; W. R Bonner, N
Lis'rajiei W. Lubin, I« Sonblet* sixth
«uni: P.Ielpit. I. C Falkland; seventh
ward: Axild lî-rtonuean, A. A. Dennis,
Niiina Bquet. W. II. Green; eighth ward:
Peter Joph, A. S. Armstrong; ninth wurdf
fjouis Cfveau, I). Douglas, Suuiuel Clutz;
J* W. M wards; tenth aud eleventh
wards: Axamler Gaines, J. A. Kaiser, S
Basil, Nil Baquie, Graham Bell, John
Campbel twelth, t (fifteenth and four
teenth »rds: A I) j fie, E. T, Stamps;
Rev. Josroiild, J. Hogan: fifteenth ward:
George (arien, Charles Wilson,
Ouuclig—W. F. Southard, Duncan Hilf,
George 1 Ilainlert, F. W. Barrington,
Plaqnaine«— Ed. Butler, Ilarry Ma
honey,
PointeConpefs—Milton Jimes, Clifford
Morgan,}. Defuir,James Davis.
Kapidi — Joseph CoiiDuughton, (». Y.
Kelso. Jbn Osborne, Juhn Mayo, Henry
Worthy X. Cok»-ly.
Riehîad—Jefferson Ferkis, Jack Jour
dan.
St. Betard—R. F. Guichard, Isaiah Per
kins.
St. Chrles— George Essex, C. C. A. Ste
phens.
St. ffe-na— P. B. Nelson, Squire Kotierte.
St. Jaie*—E T. Fisher, Frank Wilson,
Daniel hng, J«ssie Kevs.
Sr. Joh— Henry Dénias, John Cayolle.
ht. Laidiy—C. E Nash. John Sun», A.
Mi-Gaffe, S Massinburg, G. Gradigun, E.
Nash: RII. Isabelle, alternate.
■Sr. Mt-y—Arthur Antoine, J. 'Thomas,
Ahe Dais, Nue! Chadwick.
t»t M*tin—Victor Rochon, L. X. Mar
tinez, Cmrlcs Neven, J. F. Penne.
St. Tanaany— Nicholas Bahan. Joseph
Matthe*».
Tangiiahoa—i'arîuï L»ric», Sorcmoa
Wheat.
Tens», —J. I». Porter, A. /. Bryant, P. J.
Walker, L. Cauiroack.
'lVrrexxine—Amo» Simms» V. A* C.ige,
W. H. June, F. K. Wright.
• Webs»—Robert Graham, Basil Prince.
The Temperature.
The tiirmometer at Louis Krigerio'», No.
SO Charties street, on November 19, stood
*8 follows: At 8 A. M., 37 3 ; at 2 P. M., 49°;
at 6 P. !.. 48°. Lowest point daring the
night ox Jfovemhe» 18,
Vocnl and Instrumental Cancer«.
The announcement ot the concert to take
place last night, at Lycenm Hall, was pre
mature, Wednesday, the twenty sixth, being
being the time appointed. Next Wednes
day, then, we may expect to witness one of
the best affairs of the kind ever attempted
in this city.
The conoert is to be given in the Lyceum
(City) Hall, for the benefit of tbe Central
Congregational Church, of which Dr.
Thompson is pastor, located on the corner
of Gasquet and Liberty streets. This is
the only colored Congregational church in
the city of which colored people are mem
bers, and is said to he growing in numbers
consr.au ly, but like other denominations,
they find it necessary to occasionally ap
peal to the liberality of others for pecuniary
assistance.
A committee of arrangements, consisting
ot Hon. W. G. Brown, William U. Mason,
George H. Faverweather, A. P. Williams,
II. A Corbin and Louis A. Bell, has been
formed to manage tho details for a grand
musical entertainment, to tak*» place as
above, under the immediate direction of
Messrs. Brown, Mason and Corbin, of the
committee. The following well known vo
calists and instrumental musicians have
kindly volunteered their services, with
others, on tbe occasion: Professor A. P.
Williams, piaDist and vocalist; Basil
13 irres, pianist; II. A. Corbin, violinist;
Thomas N. Kelly, cornet; G. II. Payer
weather and Louis A. Boll, vocalists. Miss
M. Cabrere, pianist and vocalist, an 1 Miss
P. Willi-iuis, Miss F. F. Hopkins, Mrs. Anna
Mason, Miss A. M. Nahr, vocalists.
The tickets for admissien have been dis
tributed among the members and fri-nds
of tho congregation, who have taken an
interest iu the enterprise; aud may be ob
tained of am member of the committee.
FonrNi ( onsressionnl District.
The nomination of Hou.;Goo rge L. Smith
for Congress in the fourth district seems to
bo remarkably well received, and, judging
from present appearance», a larger vote
will be polled for him than was cast lor the
candidate in tho election of lt-70. A dis
patch received last evening by Lieutenant
Goveruor Antoine announces tho holding of
masB meetings at Coushatta and Mansfield,
which were largely attended, aa# where
Colonel C. W. Ii eating spoke in behall of
the candidat«- He was received with great
enthusiasm.
Hart'» Loan Uffice*
To day is the la'-t opportunity for parties
having pledges with Hart, at No. 4.I St.
Charles street, to redeem them. Mr. J.
Hart's notice is that either the pledge
must be redeemed or the interest paid on
the loan to prevent the forfeiture of the
pledge. It fo f„-:t"d it will be sold at public
auction.
An adjiurned meeting <d" the School
Board was held last evening. Hon. If. C.
Dibble io the «hair. Prisent —Messrs,Rus
sell. Dibble. Thompson, Pinchbeck, ( lav.
McCarty. Key, Cooper, Cany, McConnell,
Loan, Ingraham, D'-Klyne aud Boothby,
Mr. Then.peon, ol the committee on text
books, submitted .a. report recommending
Tbe following books hs Denied immédiat« ly,
viz: Barms' United 8ta.es History, P.iyeon,
DunUm A. Scribner's copy books, Worces
ter's «lictionaries. Steele'* Physiology anil
Brown's grammars. •
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î :,a ^ r S T> "« b f ilr ' 1 -, >V*
I last heard «1 it,tne board ml« pteil bvnnton s
history, and now the comuiittc*» Xepojt
Barnes' histones again,
j The chair said the aciloq « -f the* lourd
Î ' 0II -' ! ' 1 ' < ' le< i*
! Mr D Klyn» then rr.o-»d thst the name
I Barm s b* stricken out, rind Swiuton iu
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Iserted; also that i^encenati Writing books
I nsed. . , , - ,
f,mv>. to tae Hat JfOgfum
to I{ *' nes '' e ta ' M ;
Dr. Cooper wanted to. strike «.uî M u!
1 wirr s iliciiotiar:*'.*, and sao-t»iutr ad»
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! Af'er *oru<» *!t.-c«ssfoit, the T,:»?:-;w iras
I divided, and the lote taken simply on lue
J q-iestiou to strike eut B «rues *ud insert
f Swiut'-n. wîiteîx was carried on iht* follow
I ing votes
Yeas—M •-•-**». Ct»r, McCartr. (Tooper,
Carey, Mi Connrli. Loan and Di Klym—•
Nays—Messi*. Russell, 1 hompsui), Pinch
tuieV;, R-y aud Ingraham— Û.
Mr. Th au;., i. n changed l>is-«ote f?--m Tia>*
t to yea, making tin* vote stand eight îoi'vt'.r,
, and 8«i'ifoti'* hiriory was ado) t, d.
I Mr. DeKlytiP * a ted t«i kno r if Til» rote
j could be reconsidered »gain, i? having been
I den«- s«>»inee, at; t ti* avoid it made » Xu,
tint» '..* jec->rs:dcr and t» lay tlx-il la »ti-.-*
t'jion tho table.
Tee motion w»s t.-.sf hy the t**llowin»Vo% .
teas—Mt-sgis. Clay. McC.ir'y. Coopei,
C-ire.v, {icCouneil ami I), K!v
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Russell, j eoinpsoo.J xncu
hac-«» !«• «, Lii.in aud Iigraliaii, «•
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ilia chair gar» the «a-ting v
tabla the motion to recousidi r.
Mr. Pinchbaci: lit sired to k;,:»w* wh it the
question ws«-. He did »of unti* rotan i «« *.t
ul! this voting was at-ou*.
Mr, Dt-Klyne eipiuim-d tiy »aling tliat at
a previous meeting Swinton's histofv Lad
been ad« p * d, and a; a sui sequent it.eet.ing,
* hen ho was ulist tif, the ncixoti of the hoard
was reciujridtred, and llu* matter reooiu
uiit'ol to the I'ommittL-e, win* reported this
evening just a« they had don»* at ilrst* when
their report hail been rtjectod.
After further debate, participated iu by
Messrs. Thompson, Boothby and DeKlyuo,
tho motion t-> reconsider was then j>ui »nd
« arri-d by the following vote;
Yeas—Messis Russell, Thompson, PincTi
baek, R -y. Carey, McConnell, Ingraham —7,
Nays—Messrs. Ulav, JlcCarty, Oioper,
Loan, DeKly ne—.'s
Mr Piiichbacii then taove<l thisinloption
of the report.
The tuoti-ifi was *• «rrîe«t by tù» following
vote:
Yt as—Messrs. Rossi-!?, Thompson, Pinch
hack, Rev, Carey, McConnell,Loan and lu*
graham—8.
Nays—Messrs. Clay, McCarty.Coop«rand
De Kl y ne—1
[Mr- I'inchback in tho chair Ï
Air. Ingraham reported, n « iiiimi'-ïiifing
the leasing tor two yeais. at $1200 per an
num, from December 1, the building corner
of White and Esplanade streets. Also, that
a par-ition be built. Adopted.
Air. Dibble, from the committee appointed
to interview tbe City Council on tbe ap
propriation, reported that they had <'um-i
to an arrangement by whieli the budget
was to ho reluct<1 tho $27,000 r« quirt d by
the city, by reducing tbe school rents $10,0 )0
aud adding $17,000 to the amount expected
to be received troui the city
Air. Thump «on stated the coal man was
tardy in bringing up Ins supplies ol fuel,
and a-ked that the secretary tm authorized
to moke arrangements t» h ive coal omried
into the buildings a! aeos^of five *---n;-, pp;
barrel. Carried.
Mr. Gamlet moved the pr< rid-, nt he zu
tboMz -,1 tu ci.ntraet for The building at the
corner *,f Magazine ami Live streets for
tbe Greenville School.
Carried, ami tlm board went iaî < * v-ca
tive session.
When yciu write to the Shah, etiquette re
quires'hat you preface jour remarks w ith
the (ollowing rigmarole: "To ihe most
Bereue, most highly placed, aud wriest
Caliph, the abounding iu grace and in
friemlship; true as no other is to me, tbe
8bah Nassr ed Din, be the first word of my
friendly writing; % reverend greeting."
BY TELEGRAPH.
CUBA.
Rumored Shooting of Prisoners at Hol
guin— Sentiments of the Havana Gov
ernment Organ.
Havana, November 19 —The ( oz de Cuba
publishes a rumor that seventeen prisoners
have been shot at Holguin, on account of a
recently discovered conspiracy to co-ope
rate with the Cubans on the Virginius.
There is no official confirmation of the re
port.
The same paper says editorially that the
laws ought to be enforced energetically
against conspirators, without consideration,
"cither little or much," for what strangers
may »ay or d». It adds: "We are the own
ers ot our homes, and uro well able to man
age our nwu affairs and defend onr rights."
Visiting the Prisoners nt Santiago.
Advices from Santiago «le Cuba, dated
the twelfth instant, say that on that day the
captain ot tho British steamer Niobe and
the British consul at Santiago were in the
prison and had interviews with tho Vir
ginias oaptives who'remained alive.
The Wyoming Expected.
It was expected at Santiago that the
United steamer Wyoming would reach there
ou the thirteenth.
Krmnrknble l.ettrt of Felicitation Irorn
tbe Bishop to the I'oinuinndlng General*
The commanding general of this depart
ment hud received a communication from
the Roman Catholic Archbishop saying: "A
great jubilee tills our hearts when we an
nounce to your excellency that among the
criminals of the Virginius crew twenty
freely und spontaneously asked to become
Catholics, Divine Providence having seen
tit to crown the efforts of our worthy priests,
ami through their means contributing this
brilliant triumph to our holy religion. The
prisoners were turned over to their spiritual
advisers at eight o'clock in the morning
ami shot at 4 P. M„ thus giving our priests
oui wight, hours time to couvert the twen
ty"
Great Rejoicing in Havana.
A grand bull tight is to be given to-rtior
row in honor of the officers aud crew of the
Tornado. The Spanish crews made a dis
play in several of the streets of Havana on
account of tbe arrival of the now so-called
national steamer Virginius at this port.
Tlte Havana Mail.
Washington, November 19.—The Post
office Department here has no official ad
vices of the detention of letters at Havana.
There is, however, no treaty regarding let
ters through Cuba. It seems understood
that commercial letters be allowed to pass
without deteutioc.
The President and Secretary Fish.
The President has had a long interview
with Secretary Fi.-h. No other visitors ad
mitted.
Secretnry Rich unison Interviewed—Innn
imity of Feeling in the 1'abinet—Accord
with the President—The Country Will
Approve Teelr Action When it is Made
Known—Tho -Money in the Treasury
to Carry on n War—Confidence in Sec
retary Fish—The History of the Vir
ginias.
As an evidence of the entire unanimity
ot the Cabinet on the existing complica
tion growing out of the Virginius capture
and its consequences, it, may lie mentioned
that all of die Cabinet officers, though
guarded iu their expressions as to what
diploma)io action lias been taken l»v the
government, or what will be the result of
ii, do nut beti tute to speak in regard to
their • utire confidence in the President, and
the approval by the people ot the course
pursued when tho same shall become
known. It is a noticeable fact that in these
expressions there is an evidence of a thor
ough accord between the President and his
Cahim t.
Secretary Richardson, in a conversation
with the representative of the Associated
Press t-i-day, stated: "I have every confi
dence in Secretary Fish; he will do just
what is right, and you may rest assured
That he w ill Dot bo carried a way by excite
ment, neither will he yield one bit of tho
national honor, "
In r»''-ronce tothe ability of the United
States to wag,* a successful war with Spain,
should it be found neceesury to resort to
arms, he said: •'Shoiihljsuch aoourse.be d,
teiininrd upon, the Treasury Department
is Hilly prepared; we have enough money to
commence with, but exactly as to what
would be done afterward, would depend
upon The prolongation of a war ; though,
i have no doubt, that it would be o!
short duration. A* Congress will ho
lure in two weeks, it is vuv certain that
there will he no difficulty in raising all
the means we want. A war, ot course, will
be. expensive, us it requires lorge sums of
money to move armies and io fit out shine,
but «e are equal t.» the emergency."" He then
asked the qin-stion. "Do you find the Cab
in«* warlike! " und up- n bt ing answered
that the sentiment seemed tobe to uphold
tiie national honor, he repeated that, "the
opinions of Air. I i.rii are coirecf, and tho
Treasury D porlnient is prepared to main
t i n these opinion*."
( t > n ation—Do 1 understand, Judge, that
joy «rein fiver of the annexation of Cuba?
Answer (after a -igniticant file ape)—
While 1 do not say what I a:u iu favor ot,
1 do say «hat 1 will stand by Mr. Fish a::d
w!i «lever the State Department does. I be
hove tbe Serre t» i y of State to be a careful,
can'ergs and judicious man, and that ho
will not get us into any embarrassment.
That i* lay decided opinion. I have nut
given tnu-h attention to the subject. In its
present state it belongs entirely to the De
partment uf S;ate. I assume that if we
had a war with Spain it would result in tbe
annexation of Cuba.
The Secretary was then asked if the ac
quisition of that island would not materially
«lisarrange our tariff system, to which he
replied that, "of course, at first it would
upset everything, as we would lose » large
sum of money during th» first year (nun
the import duties on sugar and tobacco
which we now receive, but after that our
internal collections on these articles,
especially on tobacco, would much mor««
than compensate for that loss."
truest ion—Would it not be necessary t-o
kei p a large army of customs offi -ers th»>re (
Answer—Yes, it would bo a great plaee
(or smuggling; it would necessitate the es
tablishment of customhouses all along the
coast; many persons "would have to bo em
ployi d to gu.«rd them.
Ihe Secretary was asked if the depart
ment knew anything, officially, of the past
history of the Virginius. He replied that it
«lui. 1 hu vessel .had been twice owneii by
the guieruBu« at; ouc»* belouging fo the
tin ision ot captured and abandoned prup
er y oi tho ticasury, by which she was sold;
end again, in ld7h. «-lie was seized at Mobile
lor the debt of a defaulting assistant trea
surer. Sac was then brought here, to the
I'utumac, aud sold l«j a Nr«v Y ui k man
imued Patterson. Her name was rfion the
V irgm, but upon le-mg taken r.o Neiv ! oik
he.- nam» w.is changed to Virginius. I be
:;evc tliat th- V.rginiits and the vessel
which raptured her were both built, on the
Clyde, b the same build» rs, fur blockade
running during the war.
Tlte Wash'rsgton Navy Yunl.
Unusual activity prevails ia ihe Wash
ing t< u navy yard, and in some ot the «le
liaitmeiits over titti :» being made. A large,
i'-rce is at v,oik u.t «he rtcam : -r Shaw mu', f
third cla h, three guns, belouging to the |
N- rtii Atlante- »«tion. and the fell «poos.,, j
utrmHporf paddle-wheel et canter, »? fitting
rapid I « repaired. A large f.re- is ,-ng,« >,•«!
ill the ordnance department making h I u .
minin on.
1. cuterian* Fletcher has reported at the
yard as tenuring ,.ilicer. ilis I , mlqtiar
tt-r» are on the utruniug ship Relief, lying
«U the d«x k.
Enlistments.
Already some men have enlisted, and
many inquiries have been made as i«j
terms. The volunteer movements to raise
troops have thus far been among the col
ored people, who, though go official itauma
tion stimulated their action, apprehend
that tbe govt-rnnient will have nce«l lor
their services iu the field. The less excita
ble, aud by tar tbe largest part of the popu
bclief that
lation are settling down with the belief that
the services ot those first to declare their
w il Ii ngness to enlist for Cuba will not 1*)
required.
Tlie Feeling in Favor of Annexing Cubn
Prominent gentlemen who have hereto
fore beeu opposed to tho acquisition of
Cuba now express themselves in favor of
such a measure. They say the Spaniard»
receive from us many million dollars annu
ally for auch articles as we import from
Cuba, while the United States is, owing to
restrictions anil arbitrary trade régulât ion»,
almost excluded from commercial advan
tages in the matter of exports.
Ah one instaure of this truth, the export
of'flour amounts to nearly a prohibition, it.
being carried first to Spain and thence to
Cuba at a duty ot $S u barrel, and so of
other American proilucts. These gentlemen
would prefer a uew commercial treaty, pro
vided one could he obtained «>n just and
e«|iiitab!e terms with reasonable guarantee»
for its faithful »xecution. but a» the Span
ish government bus shown itself powerless
to enforce its authority in Cuba, and from
the further tact that our commerce Phs been
frequently interfered with by the Spatusfc
autnoriiies, the most certain way of reliev
ing ourselves from present and futur«
trouble would he to acquire tho island 1»
the best way possible.
At present tue Spanish government !» op*
posed to a separation of her colonie» fnuft
the mother country, but hereafter thôr®
might he a statexit affairs which would not
admit of a previous consultation With Spain,
on that subject, fihere w'efc not onlv out
rage.« in I he West India water» to nöjrrsa,
but those against American «Fiten» resid
ing ou the. island. These lmv» been tho
subject of a negotiation which has been
embarrassed b.v Spanish official delay» and
the opposition of the Cuban authorities, tblj
latter being controlled by the Casino Espa*
nol—more potent than the tbronu ilaçlf 1&
Cuba.
There is no way of putting an end to
slavery and the cruel and barbarous cool!»
trade under tho present circumstances It wq
have to depend ou the promise» made by
the Spanish government, which have tbit*
far tailed of execution. Reform» fn Cuba
and Porto Ruso ia these respect« bnvo
been pressed by our government, but with
out a practical result, for the reason, a» at*
ready stated, that the Spanish go/oruiOOUf
is impotent to enforce its authority.
The f-pnnlxli Government Auitnl (o Ctft-*
vent Hostilities.
The impression is general in official and
other circles liete to-day that tho Spanir.lt
government is disposed to make every effort!
to settle, the impending difficulty, and geu*
tlenien who hold intimute aud personal re
lations with the Piesident assert their bcl'oC
that a war will not arise from tho precook
complication, inasmuch aa Spain, through
Ca»telar, Iris given assurance» that all
proper demands from this ggvurnmr*t vrllk
be complied with.
*>ecretaT>- Robeson.
Tho energy and promptitude of ffecrefftr^r
Robeson in presenting a hohl front by our
navy have been the subject of m«lult laver»
at- le comment here, anti tho (act that llift
efficiency of cur naval serric« i» being
demonstrated so completely, w «et fgrtli a»
one of Hie reasons for the impression that
w ar is not likely to resuU,frg;a the le-ndmg
trouble«
General I ons-ticet Tender« the Pervfcta
of 25,000 Men.
A litter was received in this eity to-dfty
from General Lougstreet wffVring «!»«> ter»
vices of 2c,0lll) men to the gtivetnoirctk
should a necessity arise tberefflr.
Resolution* of the I.ihernl NeftibltrftA
Committee.
New Yoke, November Tlift LfhrraJ
Republican General Co«nu*ittee rysoistdaf
follows :
That the Cubans are i-nuilt-i» u> heiliger»
ent rights, and that it is obligatory on tij
nations to arrest the vohuitco* atrri<*itu'».
Patience on the paît of the Uutteil .State»*
will come to be understood b.v the psujdaftj
pusillanimity.
The fiend of the ViCgtnfu«.
The Tribune thinks that nil of the i7f> of
the Virginius crew, except »IghtcrO. art»
dead.
Captain Fry Writes Letter* Before lit«
Death—The 'Sentiment* ot
A Herald «pet-in!, date ! Havana, Novem.
ber 19, tftys that Captain Fry, ul (Uh Vlr*
g'.nius, previous t*> his execution, vfrotO
letters to President Grant, his wif«>. F f «th» t
Hubert, of New ( irleans, and to Walter Fry.
The I «»r de Cvbu expresses sorrow thaw
all hostile enterprises against Spain find
tavor with it majority of the American press.
When young Crittenden was exqptited thtt
American paper* to«-k the same course a»
now, and endeavored to work upon puhilo
passions and mercenary motives. It has in»
tears of unv serious questions arising V
tweeu the two countries, there bting nt!
just grounds therefor. The fact that Amfif.
can war vessels have been ordered to II»
vna implies nothing, if, unfortunately,
tbe ctmtrary should he the case, aud If u*n
justly intimidated by superior strength, in
that case, above all others, Spanish honvt'
will command every sacrifice from her sens
Th'o JHaro says: "YY'o are strong in oflr
right and firm in resolve to comport ou.*
selves «veil, and have sufficient coolness to
hear the American prtBs without returning
insult for insult, tnly again statiug ilia*
their threats in no wise intimidate us, bS
cawe to-day we repeat what, we said lie«*
years ago to tho supreme government,
"Save the honor of the nation, come what
may."
Enlhumstie -Mu** fllrctiu« in Bultimor«*.
Baltimore, November 19.—The mass
nocting at the Maryland Iustitute to-night
ot citizens who favor free Cuba and th«
national convention, was the largest and
must enthusiastic held in Baltimore since
Kossuth's reception. Every part of tl;e iui
mense hull was crowded! aud hundreds
turned away unable to gain admittance.
Colonel L M. Yerger presided. .Speeches
were made by Colonel Yerger, W. 11.
Preston. A. II. Hobbs, Charles A. Evans
and Colon« I A. T. Stoue, of Louisiana.
Résolu! ions were adopted bv acclamation
eonuemning the insult to our ilag, denounc
ing the butch« ry that followed, deelariug it
tho «luty « I 'tho government to make, an
immediate demand lor the suirendi-r of the
survivors, the surrender ot tho Spanish
butchers, the surrender of tho Virginius
and the occupation of Cub* until répara
tion is made to th** fain Jn s oj the slain, and
urging the recognition of the belligerent
right* of Uno», and standing by the declara
tions in »Je t-y Great Britain in 1842 to the
Uni ed States, to wit: la every regularly
doruno-Tired American merchant vessel the
ep-ii- -.« !i > iu.* .gat» it will find their protec
tion iu the flag t.iat is «»vor them.
Navy Movement* at Philadelphia.
Pun, w>;- i.cHiA. November I!».—The Pow
lintao i'iiss» i u« nine o'clock this morning,
on her wav to the II ty j ard. The Manhat
tan v ent into < i iiiiuissa.M this morning, and
will be ready for s. a when the Powhatan
c ■■ mpany h -r. Tl"* Terror was
to the navy yard to-day, from
ud. The ironclad Cauonicus, at
. is being prepare t l,»r -er« ice,
reanv in about tw i week».
at rives, ' ,
brought up
League !•:
Wilmmgto
aud wi.l be
^VASilïAGJON.
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b- 1 iveen ti..*
'm I wo countries, to
rt on '.!"« first of D-o-e'ufi-r.
u>s*az<) oil post «I cards sent
t, d N;at*)S to (i riuaiiy is fix d
»ii-. li, ri.e prepayment of wht"it
.do by affixing to the United
St»'.:- post «1 «'.ini ».ti oriliuary one cent
United Skit-** postage stamp iu addition to
the stamp printed ur impress'd on the card;,
hut uni-aid or insotfioientl« paid uosta'
]S7;t. Tl .
from ti.e Ui
at two cont
is to bo .j
(•aid post*
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