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.Monday, March 2, lMt,
Comedy and variety company.
HEN Dinar ...............Proprietor and Manager
ALEX. FITZGERALD................Stage Manager
East niglit of tlie eeletirated Protean Artiat.
liUANn matinee to day at 12 m.
John Thompson In tune different characters.
•nturdny Evening, >larrh 7, 1N7*.
J'A. wi.li Bongs, tlitnces, etc... Mi. John Thompson
«laca............................Mr. John Trtoupson
Tl NDAY — Fust appearance of the celebrated come
dian MR. RUDER I' JIcWADE, who will appear
March 7, 1871—MATiNEE, at 12 M.,
Opera in two acta.
SATURDAY F.VKS1KO — Performance at seven
deck. FAUST. Orand Opers. mhfi 2t
I'a-ties desirous of proeming ladies'invitations
for the •
To be given by tlie
On Saturday Evening, March 7, 1874,
Will please make application to any of the under
fa. gued committee:
SIMON COHN. No. 192 Poydras street.
JOSEPH .VAGNER, No. 158 Common street.
HLNRY MEYERS. No. 34 Chartres street.
J. SANDAK, No. 47 Chartres street.
SELIM BARNETT, No. 86 Canal street.
N. J. Nil WAR 1Z, corner of Crsuline and Decatur
. 4 . BLOOM, comer of Magazine and .Natchez
Jt >E SIMON No. 6 Magazine street.
LEON MEYERS, No. 63 Common street,
MAX BRAUN No. fill Magazine street.
I.EON LEVY. No. 105 Canal street.
No lady will be admitted to the ball without an
ihvitalion. fe25 mhl 5 3t
•*iataV 10.000 numbers.
inpllul PriM................8JO,000«
lit cot #0 rated Sugusf It 186R|,
Ms diawti in public? at New ©rTeafi%
|)f» relay, .Hnrch l^7$t
|0.00(^tlckei8............Tickets only. $10
llnivea, Quarters and. Eighth.* .
V prize of $ 20.000 is..................
I prize of 1<J is.
• prize of 5,000 is..................
to prizes of 500 are................
Jh> prizes of 100 are................
% lipproxiinatior.^ of $300 each for the
»Aiue remaining units of the same ten
of the number drawing the $20,000
prize are...............................
•approximations of $200 each for the
nine iemaining units of the same ten
of the number drawing the $10,000
prize are...............................
% approxiin«tions of $100 each for the
nine remaining units of the name ten
of the number drawing the $5000
prize are.............................. .
- lOLk.
. $20 0 f *0
• 10.000
. s.ooo
• 20 000
. 2o,ooo
^70 prizes, amounting te...................$80,400
Tiie nine remaining units of ihe same ten of the
t.umbers drawing the first three full prizes will be
t ut t T ed to the twenty-seven approximation prizes.
For example: If ticket No. 1240 draws the $20,000
prize, those tickets numbered 1241, 1242, 1243, 1244,
124.'*. 1247, 1243, 1249 and 1250 will each be entitled
to $300. If ticket No. 231 draws the $10 000 prize,
those tickets numbered 232. 233, 234, 235, 236, 237,
238. 239 and 240 will each be entitled to $200. If
ticket No. 450 draws the $5000 prize, those tickets
n mi i be red 441,442, 443,444,445, 446, 447, 448 and 449
w ill be each entitled to $100.
Whole Ticker*, $10; Halve*. : Quar
ter*, $2 50 ; Eighths, $1 25.
Orders to be addressed to
Leek Box No. 692, Postoffle©,
New Or tears.
Send poetoffice money order, or register your
letter. ia2 ly
M 2
31 4
71 8
9 I 10 1 11
51 1 44
21 1 75
65 j 16
10 ! 15 1 64
The above drawings are published in the princi
pal papers, and are drawn in public daily at the
rooms of the company.
Witness our hands at New O:leans, Louisiana,
tins hixth day ot March, 1874.
$300,000. _
l egalized by Mtnte Authority and Drawn
In Public In *t« rout*.
50,000 NUIBKKN,
Class c. to be drawn march i«7*
Prizes* Amounting to 8300,000
• pnze of.......
• prize of.... % .
1 prize of.......
I prize of.......
4 prizes of.......
4 prizes of.......
20 prizes of.......
30 prizes of.......
40 prizes of.......
Tickets $IR Half tickets $5. Quarters $2 50.
ir lotteries are chartered by the State, are
5J0 prizes of..
9 prises of..
... # 1000
9 prizes of..
...» 5<*i
9 prizes of..
.... 300
9 prizes of..
.... 250
36 prizes of..
.... 200
36 prizes of..
...e 150
180 prizes of..
.... 1«0
250 5«K>0 prizes of...
.... 10
always drawn at the Jime named, and all draw
lugs are under the
ervisiou of sworn commit*
Tlie official drawing will be published in the St.
Louis papers, and a copy of the drawing sent to
purchasers of tickets.
We will draw a similar scheme the last day of
every month during the year 1874.
Remit by postoffle© money orders, registered
.etter, draft or express.
Send for a circular. Address
Postoffle© box 2446 , St. Louis Missouri.
splOeod Wly
J J The copartnership heretofore existing under
the style of A. BAN k CO. is this day dissolved. A.
BAN trill liquidate for the firm.
March 3, 1874. mh3 lOt*
MJ By mutual consent Mr. F. L. MATTHEWS
has withdrawn from the firm of LAYCOCK A
liabilities of the firm, sod will eositinue tbs busi
ness on hia osrn account.
ft w Orleans. March C, 1874. mbT lot
Trial in the United Stntes Circuit Court
Eleventh day's proceedings in the ease of
the United .States against \V. J. Cruiksliank
and others, charged with conspiracy and
murder iB Grant parish last April:
Charles B. Smith, for defense, was cross
examined by District Attorney Beckwith—
Entered on the discharge of duties as re
corder of Grant parish after the thirteenth
of April last: had my commission some time
before that; Governor Kellogg gave the ap
pointment; got possession of the office room
on the lirst of April, but did not have books
or seal; about the tirst day of April at
tempted to get possessiou of them Irom Mr.
Lizard,whi/relused to give them up; Lizard
said his friends advised him not to.surren
der them; he did not tell me that they in
tended to hang the people of Coltax; went
to Colfax on tlie fifth; saw Shaw, Brantley.
Shack White. Flowers, Ward and otbei
did not tell Register and others that I bad
been told at Lizard's that the white men
were to kill them: might have bad conver
sation with Register; did not go to
the courthouse; tuade a second visit to
Lizard: after the tight had a conversation
with Lizard: he sent me a message to resign
my office; I got the records, and Lizard
desired to be appointed deputy recorder;
be had the records and acted as my deputy:
the party who asked me to go into Colfa
and trv to effect a compromise were Bayne
und Strong; after the conference 1 went to
Rocky Ford, where I met them and a party
of thirty mounted and armed men in the
road; knew some of tnem—Payne, Strong,
X. Me Kane, Stevens and others; did not
know of the existence of these armed men
before I met them at Rocky Ford; heard of
them: Strong and Payne had called at my
house early in the day, and they were ai med;
They said the mounted men were from Mont
gomery; certain men were demanded who
were charged with robbing Rutland's
house; they did noi say what they would do
with them; saw the 'warrant; 1 and my
lriends at that time did not recognize any
one as parish judge; Payne had the
warrant; the names in it were Flowers,
Ward, Wilkins, Register and two others;
a part of the message was to tell the col
ored people to go home and work; I did not
tell them who the warrant called for; think
the people in Colfax knew of the armed
force hovering outside the town; there were
rumors that the white folk would retake
the courthouse; after leaving Payne and
Strong went home and remained there all
day and night; on the sixth saw but one
white man, and was at home all day and
night; on the seventh weut away about ten
miles; moved my family away to Dartigo,
expecting trouble because I saw so many
armed men; Denis Lemoine assisted me to
move my family on the filth; Oscar Givens
(properly Austin Gibbons) assisted me to
kill a liog at Sylvester Dubois' house on
Easter Sunday; John Lemoine was there;
did not see Denis Lemoine at diuntr.
To question of Judge Woods—I moved
my family the day that Jesse McKinney
was killed.
Sylvestre Dubois sworn—Live in Grant
parish, twelve miles north of Colfax; Oscar
Givens and Denis Lemoiue and their fami
lies were at my bouse Easter Sunday; John
Lemoiue and Recorder Smith were there
also on that day; Denis LemoiDe and Giv
ens were at my house all Easter Sunday,
Cross-examination—Did not know that
Givens was arrested until after the fact.
Matbien Charboneau sworn—Live twelve
or thirteen miles from Colfax; was at home
Easter Sunday; saw Givens and Denis
Lemoine Easter Sunday at Dubois'house;
saw Denis all day, more or less; Julian
Lemoine accompanied me from my house
to Dubois'.
Cross-examination—Did not hear of the
fight until the fourteenth: can't remember
who told me; did not hear that any one was
killed: on the fifteenth did hear that some
body bad been killed; tirst knew that
Givens and Lemoine were to be tried when
J got a summons; Denis Lemoine was with
Vso. Easter r<uniiay, betwe-u.i.73<' and two
o clock; heard there waa to be a fight in
John K. Lemoine sworn—Live four
miles from Colfax, in the pine woods; re
member Easter Sunday last year; was at
M. Cbarboueau's that day, ten or twelve
miles from home; went there on the fifth of
April: Denis Lemoine, Charley Smith, Mme.
Dubois and others were there: left home
because I thought the colored people would
do something; was at Cliarbonau's Easter
Sunday; Denis Lemoine and Oscar Givens
were there Easter Sunday; we killed a hog
and broke eggs; saw Denis and Oscar every
day from the fifth to the thirteenth of
April, and neither Denis. Oscar nor myself
went to Colfax Easter Sunday.
Cross examination—Know it was the fifth
of April when I left home; first learned
that Givens and Lemoine were to be tried
about three weeks ago; knew when they
were arrested and did not know what they
were arrested for; Denis Lemoine is my
uncle; hesrd that there was to be a right at
Colfax: Recorder Smith told me there was
to be a fight; first heard on Monday even
ing that there bad been a tight at Colfax;
saw plenty armed white men Monday; the
men were going toward the pine woods.
Julian Lemoine sworn—Live in Grant
parish, about nine or twelve miles from
Colfax; Easter Sunday I was at borne at
J >uhois' house aud went hunting; saw
Denis Lemoiue iu the evening; also saw
Oscar Givens.
Cross-examination—Can't read or write;
lias no diary; first heard of the Colfax tight
three or four days alter the occurrence.
F. E. Lazardi sworn—Live seven miles
below Colfax, and lived therein March and
April last; claimed to have the office of
recorder at that date in 1873; the office was
kept iu the courthouse; was iu Colfax when
Captain Ward. Shaw, Calhoun and colored
men took possession: was in Rapides par
ish Easter Sunday; before the ffrst of April
there was much excitement in and about
Colfax; residents moved away because they
feared disturbance; there were colored
men in arms and rumors were numerous.
Cross-examination—Had tlie records of
my office at Mr. Richardson's house in a
trunk: when he moved info another parish
lie took them with him; did not tell Smith
that my friends advised me not to give him
the records; did not tell him that lladnot
mtended to make trouble: I left the parish
then because there were so many armed
iui-u about.
Thomas Allison sworn—Live six or
seven miles northeast of Colfax: was at
Colfax on the first day of April; saw
Cazabat, Nash. Richardson and Register,
and a crowd of people there; Register told
me he had possession of tho courthouse: he
told me that if the opposition desired to
oust him they had recourse in the courts;
saw the elder Hadnot, Searboro, lfurk'a
sons and others, armed, on the road; I think
they intended to participate in any tight
that might take place: white men foraged
on my corn, greatly to mv annoyance; am a
magistrate, but took no official steps to stop
the rioting, for I thought that nothing
would prevent a battle.
Sidney Harris sworn—I live in Rapides
parish; on the second ol last April w as at
old man Hadnot'a house; saw- G. and Luke
Hadnot, Cazabat and Nash there; seven
teen armed and mounted negroes came
there before I left: Hadnot's place is six
teen or eighteen miles irom Colfax: Louis
Meckin walked into the house; Meckin
handed a letter to Cazabat for Hadnot;
there was no signature to the letter; he said
there were 500 men in Colfax: he said the
letter was irom Ward; he said he had come
to take Hadnot; told him he couldn't do it;
my son was shot at the big fight, and died
from the wound; there was a rumor that a
reward was offered for Hadnot.
Cross examination—I knew Louis Meckin
only a few days before the above confer
ence; am sure it was Meckin; knew that my
son was going to Colfax; never beard one of
the indicted say they were in the fight;
found my son at Alexandria the day after
the fight; Sunday evening heard that there
had been a fight; a stranger told me; can't
say who first informed me that my son waa
Augustus Grow sworn—Live near Colfax;
know Oscar Givens; be waa working with
me in the first part of April; he left on a
Friday before the fight; he took his family
away;' saw armed white men pass my house
before the fight; I heard a few shots.
Cross-examination—Knew Hadnot in the
squad: my idea was that they were going
to Colfax to see the tight; saw Nash in
another gang: saw a crowd of men proceed
ing toward Colfax, and they dragged some
thing that might have been a cannon;
Searboro visited my store that night in
company with otbeis: they drank freely of
whisky; they said they had bad a right
sharp fight in Colfax: they said they were
from Catahoula: it was understood that
there wae a number of men in camp near
my store.
Adjourned until seven o'clock.
Allred Shelby sworn—Was in Colfa* on
the first of April; saw there Register. Brant
ley, Har\ey and others: the colored men
seemed to have officers: Shack White, A.
Tillman and Levin Allen appeared to be iu
command and drilling the men: heard or
ders given, but did not hear what they were;
was at home on the thirteenth of April: was
not a deputy for Shaw until after April;
had no trouble to get in or out of Colfax
but once before Easter Sunday; the colored
men were not all armed; on that occasion
asked Tillman ana White to assist me to
pass a picket to see Mr. Sanders; White
and Tillman kindly went with me; that was
on the eighth or ninth; no threats were
made against me; White told me it was
against orders to let any one pass; did not
see Ward; had no connection with sheriff s
office during last March.
Cross-examination—I took blankets to
Shaw of my own accord: noticed no person
in position of military officers as at regular
drills; saw no manuel of arms; the men
stood in line; saw a great many men with
out guns: was asked if I had seen any force
of white men; saw mounted white men on
the turning road; there were about twenty
two of them; they stopped near my house;
heard considerable shooting: Ihe white men
broke and retreated: saw three armed white
men near Colfax Easter Sunday morning;
Sidney Harris aDd Mack, I recognized them;
saw bodies of armed white men later in the
day; knew none of them: they halted near
my house; went to Rock Island wood yard,
mile aud a half from Colfax; heard tiring
and saw smoke from the burning court
house; returned home at dark: some armed
white men stopped at my house as I re
turned; went into Colfax next morning;
saw Shaw on the fourteenth; he did not say
anything about beiDg forcibly detained in
Colfax until after the fight; the river is 40D
or GOO yards wide from bank to bank.
Gerdean Lacour sworn—Live near Clou
tierville, twenty-four miles from Colfax;
Prudhomme Lemoine, saw him at my place
Easter Sunday; he went to church that
day: saw him nearly all day; during the
previous week he was gone two days.
Cross-examination—Prudhomme" aud his
partner rented twenty-seven acres of ground
from me; they grew corn, cotton and pota
toes; first heard of the fight several days
after it happened-. I work Sundays and ail
days: tirst learned about Prudbomme's ar
rest two or three weeks after the fight; be
fore the fight people generally spoke of a
light to come oil Easter Sunday at Colfax.
Adolphe Dubois sworn—Live in Cloutier
ville: know Prudhomme Lemoiue; was at
Cloutierville Easter Sunday, aud saw him
there at church; I live with iiim; he te
inained home that night.
Cross examination—Heard of the Colfax
tight Monday when T was in Cloutierville;
heard it from strangers.
Jacques Lacour was called as a witness,
wliyn it was announced that he had fust
been arrested, on belief that he was one of
the indicted. He was placed on his roire
dii-e. He asserted that he did not live in
Grunt parish until weeks after the tight:
can't tell how his name is spelled. He was
told to stand aside until morning, when Mr.
Beckwith will investigate the case. He was
released on his own recognizance.
Thomas K. Smith sworn—Live in the
lower part of Grant parish, ten or twelve
miles from Collax; was at home Easter
Suuday; live a mile and a half from Thomas
J. Hickman: known him five yeari-; saw
him between tirst and thirteenth of April
last; saw him at his house Easter Sunday;
had no conversation with him; saw his
brothers, William and J., also; spoke to
them; saw them from 0 A. M. until about
dark: for two weeks before the tight there
was a sense of insecurity among both white
aud black men; colored men came among
my hands and induced them to leave: saw
armed colored men about daily, near my
place; those who left my place went armed;
they all returned before the fight.
Cross-examination—A letter was handed
to the ferryman at my place which excited
some curiosity; the letter was directed to
Rev. Mr. Johnson: it was given to Mr.
Boyce and finally came into my poseeseion,
to be used as testimony in this case.
Benjamin Craft sworn—Live at the
mouth of Cane river: am a merchant: was
at home on Easter Sunday; saw Clement
Penn iu front of my store all day; Penn
was on a tree looking at the tight; my
store is opposite Colfax; saw men drilling,
but can't say they hail guns. I witnessed
the fight, standing on the opposite bank.
Cross-examination—On the sixteenth of
last June was doing something, but can't
y what; saw Pena aud others on a tree
limb looking at the fight: am not too posi
Adjourned until ten o'clock this morning.
Friday, .march C. 187-1,
United NlnlPi Circuit Court.
United States vs. Hadnot es ais.—On
Superior District Court.
Joseph Stafford vs. city of New Orleans
et als.—Plaintiff alleges that he keeps a
private market, subject to the sanitary or
dinances of the city, under act No. 134 of
IStiti; that he is duly licensed; that act No.
31 ol 1x74 divests him of his rights; that it
indicts punishment for an act not punisha
ble when committed; that it deprives him
of vested rights without trial; that the act
is unconstitutional, violating article one,
sections three and nine of the constitution
of the United States, and articles six and
110 of that of Louisiana; that its object is
not expressed in its title, contrary t3 article
114: that the restrictiou of twelve squares
makes an unlawful discrimination, contrary
to articles two and lie; that it establishes
a feudal system when lands are here held
bv allodial tenure and the Legislature is
without power to alter jt; that the power
given the Administrator of Commerce to
close private markets violates articles eight
and 102. and that he leais Mayor Louis A.
Wiltz. Administrator Turnbull and Lieu- |
tenaDt Governor Antoine, president of the 1
Board ot Metropolitan Police, will take ad
vantage ot the act No. ol to close his mar
ket. whereby he would suffer damage to the
amount ot $.7000, unless they be restrained.
Ordered that defendants be cited to show
cause on the seventeenth instant why an
injunction should not issue.
First District Court,
Larceny—John Luke. Frank B Parker,
Louis Berecde.
Wounding less than mayhem—Hugh
Flynn. Ferdinand Rand.
Assault with dangerous Weapon—H. T.
Assault and battery—Francis Garrett.
Assault with intent to rape—J. L. Raine.
False imprisonment—A. M. C. Hearsey.
State vs. George Meyers.—Assault and
battery. Guilty of assault and recom
mended to mercy.
State vs. Thomas Kiernan.—Wounding
less than mayhem. Not guilty.
State vs. Mary Mailes.—Assault and bat
tery, Plea of guilty. Fine of $5.
Scrti4 District Court.
Successions of F. N. D. Hebecourt, Denis
Cpuget, Mrs. Margaret Aminthe Canos and
Joseph J. F. Derbes opened.
The ways of women—anywhere from
ninety to two hundred pounds.
Lower Girls' High School.
Yesterday the exercises of the Lower
Girls' High School were somewhat varied
from the usual routine. All the young
ladies and their teachers were assembled in
one recitation room—or rather in two
rooms made into one by throwing open fold
ing doors, and literary and musical exer
cises were rendeied. Recitations, composi
tions and dialogues, not only in English but
in a foreign tongue were given, in a manner
that evidenced careful training and high
culture. Correctness of accent and pro
nunciation and grace of action on the part
of most of the young ladies, were pleasingly
noticeable; while the themes selected by
thern for their compositions were out of the
usual order of subjects selected for such
occasions. Misses Burton, Pokornev and
Turf deserve especial commendation for
the excellence of their performances.
The exercises were interspersed with ex
cellent vocal and instrumental music. The
solo of Miss White was an admirable per
formance. while the choruses, in which tne
voices of the entire school blended, were
rendered in a manner far beyond the reach
of criticism.
At the close of the exercises Superinten
dent Boothby delivered a few pleasing re
marks. He informed the young ladies tha t
connected with the Board of School Direc -
tors there was a committee on high schools,
from whom much had been expected and
might continue to he expected toward ad
vancing the interests of this class of institu
tions. He urged a thorough course of prac
tical studies upon tike youug ladies, such a s
will fit them tor enlarged spheres of useful
ness, reminding them that in Boston and in
many of the States of the West worn en
were being elected to the directorship of
schools, receiving the suffrages ot those
who desired to have the cause of education
placed in worthier and more competent
hands than at present.
Quite a number of visitors were present,
and Mrs. Pitkin and her accomplished as
sistants were complimented on the condition
ot the school.
Valuable Improved Real Estate at
Auction by the Sheriff.— Particular at
tention is called to the 6ales at auction this
day at noon, at the Merchants and Auc
tioneers' Exchange, Royal street, by the
sheriff of the parish of Orleans. S lid sales
1. A lot of ground, with the buildings
and improvements thereon, situated in the
Fourth District of this city, on Third street,
between Constance and Laurel streets.
if. A lot of ground, with the buildings
and improvements thereon, situated in the
same district, on Constance (formerly Live
Oak) street, between Jackson and Josephine
3. A lot of ground, with the buildings
and Improvements thereon, situated in the
First District ot this city, on Triton walk,
between Baronne and Itryades streets.
4, Two lots of ground, with the buildings
and improvements thereon, situated iu the
same district, on Baronne street, between
Julia street and Triton walk,
i. A lot of ground, with all the buildings
and improvements thereon, situated in the
same district, on Calliope street, belw een
Dryades and Bacchus streets.
ti. A tract of land, with all the build Itigs
and Improvements thereon, situated su the
parish of Orleans, on the right bank of the
Mississippi river below the town of Algiers,
and front on the tiver.
7. And one portion ol ground, with fell
the buildings and Improvements thereon,
situated in the Fauhurg Franklin. Third
District of this city, at the turner of Spain
and Urqubart street*.
For lull particulars and terms ice silver
tisements. __
Stale iloarit of EdncaVioc.
Hie board met yesterday pursuant Iff ad
journment. the president in the chair .
Present— ; uperintendcnts Charles W.
Boothby. James lircWoter. Charles \V. Rett
ing. George B. Loud, E. N. Stoddard .
The minutes of the previous meetin ffs not
read were approved as recorded.
Superintendent Loud recommended, and
the board approved the following muffed
appointments of school directors, for the
parish ol Lafayette, viz*
hernest Marlin, vice L. £. Salles—left the
parish; A. E. Melchior, vice \V. H. Wil
Superintendent Iirewstcr recommended
the following named appointments of school
directors for Franklin parish, instead of
those submitted March 3, J874, viz: A. A.
Sanders, vice A. R. Hendry; Joseph Barnes,
vice Richard Eastmau: Dr. M. D. Baskins,
vice Thomas 15. Gilbert.
On motion of Superintendent Loud, the
board adjourned to Saturday 1» II., MHYch
7. 1874. _
Another Troop of Cavalry.
Governor Kellogg has commissioned
James Forsythe, of Catahoula parish, a
captain of State militia, and has authorized
him to organize a company of cavalry for
the Louisiana State National Guard. Cap
tam Forsythe is a man in every way worthy
of the confidence reposed in him. and no
doubt Will speedily place himself at the
head of a body ot men who will be invalua
ble in enforcing law ami order in'.hat see
^ Jn '
Appointment* hy the Governor.
Governor Kellogg yesterday made Ike
following appointments: 15. F. Joubert.
Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, vice
C. F. Ladd, rejected by the Senate under
act No. 35 of 1871; Henry C. Dibble, assist
ant attorney genera!; H. B. Taliaferro,
judge ot* the Twelfth Judicial District, vice
Crawford, murdered: —— Gorham, district
attorney, vice Harris, murdered; James
Forsythe, tax collector, and S. D. Fair
banks, sherifi parish of Catahoula,
Valuable Stocks at Auction This
Day.— Messrs. Nash & Hodgson, auction
eers. sell at 12 M. to-day. at the St. Charles
Auction Exchange, for account of the suc
cession of Peter C. Mandel, a valuable list
of bank, insurance and gas stocks, barouche,
horse, buggy and harness, etc. See the ad
vertisement for full particulars.
$20,000 to be drawn again.
$20,000 to be drawn again.
$20,000 to be drawn again.
$20,000 to be drawn again.
$20,000 to be drawn again.
The wonder is, who'll be the man.
The wonder in, who'll be the man.
The wonder is, who'll be the man.
The wonder is, who'll be the man.
The wonder is, who'll be the man.
Testimonial to General Jirt'oinb.
A graceful acknowledgment of General
McComb's signal abilities as a railway
manager and his eminent services to New
Orleans was last evening publicly mani
fested in an informal presentation by a
joint committee chosen from the Chamber
of Commerce and the Cotton Exchange.
The testimonial is in the form of an ad
dress to General McCotnb, testifying the
high appreciation in which he is held by
the signers for his energy, skill anu con
servative feeling displayed in the discharge
of his onerous duties and responsibilities
as president of the New Orleans, Jackson
and Great Northern railroad. The docu
rnent bears the signature of some three
hundred of our leading merchants and a
like number of those residing in Missis
sippi. In dignified but most emphatic
tci ms it sets forth the approval and appre
ciation of General McComb's management
of the Jackson road. It also pays a de
served compliment to Colonel E. D. Frost.
The manuscript bearing the autographic
signatures of the merchants alluded to
above, was inclosed in an elegant papier
rnaehe casket. On the lid of the casket was
a solid silver star, on which was engraved
the following inscription: "Testimonial to
General H. S. MeComb, President Southern
Railways, from citizens of Loui6iaua and
Mississippi. Anno Domini 1874."
The afiair was entirely impromptu, and
utterly devoid of formality. The commit
tee of presentation, with several of our
prominent merchants and bank presidents,
called at the St. Charles Hofei and asked
for General MeComb. He soon made bis
appoaranee in Parlor O, when General
Cyrus Bussey stepped forward and in a few
gracelul remarks made the presentation.
Unlike most occurrences of this kind, the
surprise in this instance was genuine and
complete. General MeComb briefly and
feelingly responded. Thanking the gentle,
men for their kind appreciation of his
efforts, he said that "after the approval
of a man's own conscience, the refiec
tion that he had gained the esteem and
regard of others came second." He admit
ted that, as a matter ol course, he engaged
in these enterprises with a view of profit to
himself; but, he remarked, it i3 noteworthy
that no enterprise in which a man can en
gage, whereby a community is benefited,
can fail to reiiect some benefit npou the
2 gcnt himself. In conclusion, he alluded to
the necessity of railroad connection between
this city and Texas, statiDg that the work
already done in connecting New Orleans
with the Northwest and East, was incom
plete, unless the iron horse could tun
through to the Rio Grande,
The usual interchange of social Senti
ments then prevailed. Before separating
tlie gentlemen present called upon Mr, S.
H. Kennedy for an expression of his views
;n the matter of the railroad to Texas.
That gentleman responded, and after re
i'erring to tlx peculiar difficulties and ob
sraffles that had prevented the consumma
tion of the project. said that he had infor
mation that led him to believe that the
parties now In possession of the road, and
having money invested therein, contem
plated one of two things. E'thei they
would make a final effort to carry the en
terprise to a successful termination or they
oulil sell out. The matter, so he was told,
was in the hands of a Mr. Meyer, of New
hork, who represented the German stock
holders. He could nut say whether they
would decide to make another effort or
whether they would sell; but he could
assert, that in the event of a sale, he could
point to the man who was of all men fully
capable, if lie so minded, to carry out the
enterprise. That man was General Mc
Mr, Kennedy's remarks.as well as the
tenor of the whole evening's proceedings,
indicated a strong desire on the part of the
commercial men Of this State and of Mis
sissippi, that General MeComb should get
control and management ol tbe proposed
railway connection between New Orleans
and Texas. The animus of our business
men appears to be tLat they want the rail
road built, and that speedily. If the parties
now in charge are unable to do so, it is
expected of them that they should sell out.
While General MeComb is not here for any
defined or absolute purpose of purchase,
yet his past career and well known ability
mark him as the fittest man for the enter
prise. Whether he be inclined or not, we
should like to see thrust upon him the op
portunity to finish this great enterprise.
That we are not alone in our desire, we
append for proof the names of the com
mittee who had charge of the demonstra
tion last evening: Colonel John Phelps,
president Cotton Exchange; Colonel J. H.
Oglesby, president Chamber of Commerce;
General Cyrus Bussey: S. H. Kennedy, pres
ident State National Bank; L. F. Generes,
president Louisiana Savings Bank; 1. N.
Payne; Major John T. Hardie, vice presi
dent Mutual National Bank: Lloyd Cole'
man, president Mechanics and Traders' In'
surance Company; Colonel James I. Day,
president Sun Mutual Insurance Company;
E. A. Tyler; A. Baldwin, vice president
Delta Insurance Company; Alexander
Walker; Thomas A. Adams, president Cres
cent insurance Company; Colonel George
Amusement* Ahead,
Monday evening next, the Uinth 16
stant. a concert wiil be given at Grunewald
Hall for tbe benefit of the Asylum of tbe
Immaculate Conception, ;it which Misses
Le Blanc, F, L. Buckingham. II. LeRonx,
and Messrs. F. W. Bremer, C. T. Frey and
Marks Kaiser will assist.
On Wednesday and Thursday evenings,
the eleventh and twelfth instant, a sociable
will be held at the Felicity Street Methodist
Episcopal Church. Sacred music will be
given and refreshments served to visitors.
To-morrow evening the grand fancy dress
and regalia ball to be given by Washington
Lodge No. 3. Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, will take place at Stonewall Jack
son Hall, on Eiysian Fields street.
At Jefferson City Hall, Maeazine street
and Napoleon avenue, will be given, on
Saturday evening next, a fancy dress and
firemen's ball, by Friendship Fire Company
No. 3, of Carrollton.
The Tnvennre,
Tbe thermometer at Louis Frigerio's, Mo.
50 Chartres street, on March 6, stood ss
follows: At 8 A. M., 65°; at 2 P. M., 78°;
at 6 P. M., 75°. Lowest point daring the
night of March 5, €1°.
St. Charles Theatre.
Mr. John Thompson produced two new
pieces last night for hts benefit, "Hans"
and "Dixie," the latter being a protean
drama constructed as a vehicle tor his
specialties, wherein the hero, as in all
dramas of this class, does all sorts of im
possible things, amusingly enough, in many
disguises, and for no particular reason. As
a personator of negro character, with songs
aud dances, as seen on the minstrel stage,
Mr. Thompson is really a clever performer.
He also plays with great skill on many dif
ferent instruments. The same bill will be
repeated to-night. This noon he will ap
pear in "On Hand."
Opera House.
To-day at tlie matinee will be given tlie
three act comedy, "Miss Malton, " and the
two act opera "Galathee." To night "Faust"
will be repeated, Mile. Gabrielle Moisset
appearing as Marguerite and M. Devoyod
as MephistophiUs.
To-morrow night will be presented Mer
met's romantic opera, "Roland a Ronce
vaux," preceded by tbe one act comedy,
"La Fille de Convent."
On Monday M. Lourde has a benefit. The
evening's entertainment will consist of the
comic opera "Leu Dragons des Villars," the
first act of the "Barber of Seville." and the
vaudeville "La S<cur de Jocrisse."
Captain Kndg' Bill.
The bill of Captain Eads, now being can
vassed by the House Committee on Rail
roads and Canals, contains feu sections:
By the first, Captain Eads and associates,
not named, are authorized to proceed to the
work ot deepening the channel of one of
the outlets of the Mississippi. For this end
he may construct walls, jetties, dilks, le
vees, etc., and employ boats, rafts, etc.
These works are not to impede any channel
now navigated by large vessels. The work
is to be substantially under way within six
months of the passage of the act.
Section two provides that when twenty
feet drained has been secured $1,000,000 is
to be paid, an additional million to be paid
for every two feet permanently added to
the channel up to twenty-eight leet, or until
■$5,000,000 is reached. The twenty-eight
feet is to be at flood tide. The ship chan
nel is to lie GOO feet wide.
By section three an additional $5,000,00 is
provided for.
By section four three commissioners are
to be appointed to examine and report.
Section five provides for issuing bonds
when no appropriations have been made,
these to bear five per cent in gold, interest
to be coupon in form, uud run thirty years.
This section will probably be materially
■ Section six provides that the payments
shall be made as follows: $1,000,000 shall
be paid four months after obtaining twenty
feet ol' water; $1,000,000 to be paid six
months after obtaining twenty-two l'eet of
water; $1,000,000 to be paid nine months
after obtaining twenty four feet; $1,000,000
to be paid twelve months after obtaining
twenty-six feet; $1,000,000 to be paid fifteen
months after obtaining twenty-eight feet;
$1,000,000 to he paid two years after ob
taining twenty-eight feet; $1,000,000 to be
paid iu three years uIter obtaining twenty
eight feet; $100,000 to be paid four
years after obtaining twenty-eight feet;
$100,000 to be paid five years alter
obtaining twenty-eight feet; $400,000 to be
paid six years after obtaining twenty-eight
feet; $ 100,000 to be paid seven years after
obtaining twenty-eight feet: $ 100,000 to be
paid eight years after obtaining twenty
eight leet; $100,000 to be paid nine years
atler obtaining twenty-eight feet; $10,000,(8)0
being the total amount, exclusive of inter
est herein authorized to he paid for im
provement and maintenance thereof, and
to which amount interest shall be added as
hereinbefore provided, when these amounts
shall be respectively paid.
The remaining sections are designed to
protect Ead's works, etc., and not affect the
general character of the bill. There is not
likely to be any material alterations, and
the bill will be reported to the House favor
Hope il. Nlntier Released on Bail.
In tbe Criminal Court yesterday Mr. Rid
dle called up tbe case ol Hope II. Matter,
indicted for the murder of Michael Hussey
at the Schuetzen I'ark in September last
(for which he was convicted and a new trial
granted), and stated that in view of the con
dition of his health and business be thought
it a proper ease on which to make the ap
plication to the court to release nituon bail.
Judge MucArtlmr said that the circum
stances of the ease he remembered, and the
verdict not being entirely satisfactory to
him he set it aside. Perhaps he would not
have done so had it been t.n ordinary ease,
but when a man's life was involved he
thought that besides the jury the court
should be entirely satisfied with the ver
dict. On a re-examination of the case the
doubts ho entertained as to the crime of
murder having been committed became
convictions. He thought lie might with
propriety release the prisoner on bail.
Arrangements were at once instituted for
procuring the necessary amount of bail,
which the court fixed at $15,000, and by
half-past three o'clock yesterday afternoon
Matter's irons, which die had worn night
and day for seven months, were unriveted,
and he was again a free man, his accepted
bondsmen being, besides his own recogniz
ance, Huns. Charles Belham, Charles Hays
and Charles C. Sheats, members of Con
gress from Alabama, and Washington
Nailor, of this city.
Matter, immediately upon his release, re
paired to the lodgingH of his wife and sister,
near the corner of Fourth and E streets,
northwest.— Washington Chronicle.
The London Spectator observes that "there
is no instrument with which a thoroughly
bad-hearted man can inflict more exquisite
or undeserved pain upon his neighbor than
with the pen, and perhaps no act into which
tbe breakage of so many of the ten com
mandments can be concentrated as—fortu
nately, now-a-days a sufficiently rare thing—
a consciously false and malignant criticism.
It combines theft of reputation and false
witness with murderous cruelty; for, if few
are killed outright by criticism, there have
been many whose lives it f^as desolated,
and whose peace it has destroyed."
The very latest ot fashion's foibles is the
birth card announcement. One of these
tiny cards is an infinitesimal drab-colored
affair with a small rabbit's head and ears
on the flaps of the envelope, and a corre
spending one inside, at the top of a bit of a
sheet, making tbe announcement. It reads:
"Compliments of Mr. and Mrs. Blank and
sou, April 1, five o'clock P. M."
Two of the edible dogs of China are now
on exhibition at the Zoologioal Gardens in
Paris. If it be found easy to acclimatize
them, it is proposed to introduce this new
article of food. The dog* in question are
small and h airlee* and enormously fat.
They are fed solely on vegetable food, a
regimen which imparts a rate delicacy to
their flesh.
Washington, March ti.—I'rivate bills oc
cupied the day.
The centennial bill, appropriating $3,000,
000 tor the centennial anniversary, was re
ferred to the Appropriation Committee,
where it is considered dead.
1 he bill appointing five commissioners to
regulate tbe trade in liquor passed.
Mr. Scott, from the Finance Committee,
reported favorably on Mr. Gordon's bill
providing that all instruments or docu
ments required to lie stamped, which were
signed within the States of Virginia, West
Virginia, North Carolina. South Carolina,
Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Mis
sissippi, Louisiana. Arkansas or Texas,
prior to July 1, 18ii.8, shall be deemed in
valid by reason of the failure to place
stamps thereon. It is, however, provided,
by an amendment of the committee, that
the, rights of a purchaser in good faith,
prior to tbe passage of this bill, shall not
be affected by it.
Mr. Chandler, from the Commerce Com
mittee, reported a bill authorizing the
employment of aliens as pilots and engi
neers. Placed on the calendar.
Washington, March 6. —Dobson, post
master, Corinth, Mississippi; Mrs. Bain
bridge, postmistress, Old Point Comfort,
Virginia; Sewell, supervisor of internal rev
enue, Boston, vice Simmons, were confirmed
Stephens III.
Mr. Stephens has been confined to bed
three days, but is receiving friends.
The nomination was made of David
Fenner, collector of customs for Alexandria,
The President recognized William A.
Cummings as vice consul of Hayti, at Wil
mington, North Carolina.
The ('iifthinK-Gninos Trouble.
The New York Herald's Louisiana article
lias the. following: "Mr. Cushing eoDtra
dicted Mrs. Gaines in every essential point
where bis name was connected with that
of Durell, and gave the liveliest statement
respecting the weakness of Mrs. Gaines for
abusing her counsel."
Dnrell Not to be fmpenrbed.
The Herald adds: "Though the Judiciary
Committee have not yet formally acted
upon the evidence presented, yet enough is
known of tlie individual opinion of the
eleven members to say that articles of
impeachment will not be presented against
Judge Durell. The members say that tbe
evidence does not prove Durell guilty of
intoxication on the bench or elsewhere to
an extent that would warrant the belief
that bis drinking habits in any way im
paired his mind or rendered him unfit to
preside upon the bench."
Know Htorm Impedes Travel.
The snow storm in the Sierra Nevada
mountains continues, and railroad trains
are delayed by snow drifts. This is the
severest snow storm ever known iu that
part of the country.
Cnleb Eludes the Sheriff.
Cushing managed to avoid arrest in the
Mrs. Gaines libel suit.
A New York Amendment lo the Shipping
The counsel of the Shipowners' Associa
tion, of New York, has prepared a bill
amending the act of June 7. 1872, authoriz
ing the appointment of shipping commis
sioners by the judges of the circuit courts
of the L'nited States.
Mr. S. S. Cox obtained unanimous con
sent for its introduction to-day, ami it was
referred to the Committee on Commerce.
It will transfer the appointing power from
the judiciary to the Secretary ot the Treas
ury, which department has, until this inno
vation. always had entire charge of com
merce in all its branches. Tho Secretary is
also empowered by the bill to make all re
quisite regulations for the enforeement of
the law, and authorize, whenever in his
judgment it may seeui proper, and to com
bine the office ot shipping commissioner with
that of customs. It also provides that tlie
act shall not apply to masters of vessels
engaged in the coasting trade of the United
States, and sailing under an enrollment
and license, or a license only, nor shall the
act apply to masters of vessels clearing
from one port of the United States to
another port thereof, and allowed by law
while sailing nnder a register, to touch and
trade at one or more foreign ports during
the voyage; also exempts masters of vee
sels bound from the United States to the
British North American possessions, the
West Indies, or the republic of Mexico.
The License Derision.
New York. March C.—The larger dealers
of Brooklyn will appeal to the general term
of the Supreme Court frjm Judge Pratt's
decision giving the excise commissioners the
right to tevoke licenses for selling beer on
Arrival of the Graf Biwinnrrk.
The steamship Graf Bismarck, which ar
rived this morning, several days overdue,
reports having experienced terrible anil
heavy gales and head winds, with heavy
seas, which commenced when two days out
and lasted almost tho entire passage.
Expected Home.
London. March li.—The Duke and Duch
ess of Edinburg are expected to reach Eng
land tomorrow. Extensive preparations
have been made for their reception. The
day will be observed as a holiday.
Drstltutlon in India.
Lord Northbrook. Viceroy anil Governor
General of India, telegraphs to tho Indian
office that it is expected the government
will be obliged to maintain 3.000,000 of per
sons tor three months. The expenditures,
on account ot the famine, to the end of Feb
ruary last are estimated at $7,500,<100.
Tbe Famine In India.
Calcutta, March 0.—Accounts from Ter
bout show that distress from the famine is
increasing in Rungpore, where there has
been no actual suffering as yet. The stoies
of the poorer people are becoming ex
hausted, and starvation is imminent. The
relief organization here is working exoel
lently, but it can hardly meet the universal
demands which will be made.
Horned to Death.
Constantinoi'le, March ti.—An extensive
conflagration occurred in Maloniea. An im
mense amount of property was destroyed,
and eleven persons were burned to deat h.
United States Asked to Establish n Pro
Lisbon, March 6.—There is*a rumor hero
that certain inhabitants of Fayal have ad
dressed a petition to the President praying
for the establishment of a protectorate by
the United States over the Azores, and that
the President replied: "The era of popular
will has replaced the era of conquest."
Left tor the Front.
Havana, March 5.—The remaining de
tachment of the first draft of the mobilized
volunteers left for the fieid yesterday aud
Tho Captain General Visits an America*
War Vessel.
Captain General Jouvellar visited the
United States frigate Wabash yesterday.
Salutes were fired, the yards manned and
the usual courtesies exchanged. This is tho
first instance oi a visit to a foreign man-of
war by a Captain General of Cuba.
American Consal Gives a Reception.
Mr. Chanee, American consul, gave ■

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