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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THI STATE OF LOUISIANA. TEEMS: $12 PEE ANNUM. VOLUME VIII—NO. 302. NEW ORLEANS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31. 1875. WHOLE NUMBER 2453. JOHN s. OWENS___________ thbo. Hamilton........ ............Oisec'or • Busmen, Mauagor EASTER WEEK-CLOMNO OK THE SEASON. MIL JOHN E. OWENS W.11 appear each night and matinee. Monday Evening, March ill, SHE STOOI'S TO CONQUER A5D r KA N, THE GOOD FOE NOTHING. Tonv Luuipkiu............. t„h„ It rv.„„ T h H ' SI m WKDNfcSOAY Eve'n'trgo ami W*. Mr" Ban ' e y Chmpbeli'a new play of 5 Ir ' F. Pembroke, Ken. 1 ' Z ® nd Saturday—La«c three per fonnanewg of the teasim. mli2H it gT. tHAUL.ES THEATRE. EMILY SOLDENE. COMIC OPERA. Wednesday, March 31, (By general request, I the grand duchesa Thursday and Friday, CH1LFEHIC. BmLiy Sohlene ae.........The Jolly King of Franco. Saturday at Noon—GRAND MATIN33. GENE VIEVE PB BRABANT. Prices :w usua'. _ mhni pRUURAMtlE OF THE CONCERT TO BE GIVEN BY MME. ZElSN-DENNIi! AT QP.UNEWALD HALL, On Wednesday Evening, March 31, PART FIRST. 1. Waldeszaubev.................. Ee: f er Germacia Quartette 2. Air d'Anodant....... Mehul Maw, delta Deume. **• M4ttae Hongroise...... ...............Kowalski • Mini.-a. Herr. d. Gaiathee....... ..... ... ................Maaae , _ Muir. Verckeu. 5. Cavatinade Fans'.......................Gounod Mr. Meteye. 6. Duo—Serairamia.......... Rosaim Mmea. Verckeu ai d Zeiss Demis. PART SECOND. 1. Abenfriede......... .....................Lachner . _ „ f- Uermania Quartetie. I ISSi&=-: . „ Mme. Verckeu. 4. Ouverture—Guillaume Tell......... List r Nmea. Herr. ... Air d j 1 rophete........................Meyerbeer Mme. Zeiss-Deur-is. 6. O lies—Magic Flute.......................Mo/.art Bass solo and chorus—Germania Quartette. Accompanist, Mr. Philip Grueling. ^Tickets for sale attbe principal stores and at the ■ _ mli28 ::t doer. jgID WELL'S ACADEMY OF MUSIC. Monday. March 29. 1875, durirc the week, Wed nesday and Bat urday Matinees. N. D ROBERTS''FAMOUS PANTOMIME TBOOPE, Newcomb k Phillips' Specialty Company, and Mile. Deardon's Troupe of Ladv Velocipede Riders. Three companies in one. Monday, April 5—K. L. B imond'a Specialty Troupe for one week. mii28 OFFICIAL NOTICES. PROPOSALS FOR MILITARY PLIES. Sl'P» Omc* CiilE? Quarts:', rastur, 1 Department of the South, > Louisville, Ky., March :it, 1875. ) S BAhED AROPOSALS, IN TRIPLICAtS. UNDBR the usual conditions, will be received at this «91ce, and also at the •offices or (he United States quartermasters at the several posts named be low, until twelve o'clock M. on WEDNESDAY, May 12, 1375, at which time aud place they will be opened in the presence of bidders, for the delivery i,f military supplies during the fiscal year,.beginning July 1,1875, and ending June Jo, 1376, as follows: Wood, Coal, Corn, Oats. Hay, and Straw, at the following named posts: Louisville, Lebanon, Lan caster and Frankfort, Kentucky; Nashville, I: um boldt and Chattanooga, Tennessee; Huntsville, Mount Vernon and Mobile, Alabama; Atlanta ami Savannah. Georgia, Charleston. Columbia, York viHe and Newberry, South Carolina, Fort Johnston; Fort kacon, Marion and Raleigh, North Carolina, and St. Augustine, Florida. Bids for any portion of the supplies will be en tertained. The government reserves the right to re ect any or all bids. A preference will be given to articles of domestic production. Blank proposals anil printed circulars, showing the estimated quantities required at each pose, aud .giving full instructions os to the manner of bidding, and the terms of contract and payment, can its obtained by personal or written application to the quartermasters at the various posts, oc to this office. * JAMES A. EKIN'. mil'll 6t Chief Quartermaster. PROPOSALS FOR CLUSTER POSTS Dbraktmbrt ov Comksrcs, 1 New Orleans, Starch 27, 1375. i S EALED PROPOSALS FOR THE ERECTION O'' si: cluster poets in tlie Sixth District wi 11 he received in this office np te twelve o'clock M., April 12. 1375. Spec meat ions oa tile in this office. J. O. LANDRY, Administrator of Commerce. m'.tJC 31 sol 2 3 6 78 9 10 NOTICE TO HOLDERS OF WHARF IMPROVEMENT BONDS. Depart*knt op Finance, New Orleans, March 20, 1875. P roposals for the salute the city of Twenty wharf improvement bonds will he re ceived at this office until FRIDAY, April 2, at twelve o'clock M. The City reserves the right to reject any or ail proposals. inhll td KD. PILSBURY, Administrator PROPOSALS. Department op Commrros, ) New Orleans, March 26, 1875. 5 S 3ALED PROPOSALS FOR THE LEASE OF THE fid lowing named s ki ff terries for the term of two years will be received in this office up to twelve o'clock M., April 5, 1875, viz: Carrollton Ferry. Foot of Race street to Freetown. Foot of Broadway to Westwego. Bids for the ferries to be made separately. Specifications on tile in this office. iuh2! IOt J. O. LA«DRY, Administrator CITV TAXES OF 1S73. Department or Finance City Hall, New Orleans, March 13, 1875. T H3 TAX BILLS OF 1815 ARE BEADY FOR delivery at this offloe. Tax payers will be allowed for prompt payment— Four per cent discount from date to the twen tieth of March. 1875. inclusive. m fThree per cent discount from the twenty-b rst .0 the thirty-first of March. 1875, inclusive. Two per cent discount from the first of Aprn to the thirtieth of April, 1875, inclusive. m'iI4 KD. PILSBURY, Administrator. NOTICE. Stats Tax Collector's Office. Fourth District, ; No. 245 Josephine street. New Orleans. March 18,1875.; S TATB licenses for the current ybab and State taxes for 1874, payable in -375. are now d'ie, and parties interested are hereby notified to settle the same at once, In order to awn costs. S. BAUudiVi mb!? 1m Tax Collector. RAILROADS, ___ VIV ORLEANS, NT. LOUIS AND CHICAGO RAILROAD COMPANY, (OBEAT JACKSON ROUTE Oa and alter December 38.1874. depart and arrive as follows from taiLapt street depot. aaasaf I ABSIV1. Express......7«00 A. M. Express.... II: 0(J F. M. MaI...........6:00 P. M. I Mall........10:30 A. M. Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars through to St Louis Chicago and Louisville. , . Only one change of steeping cars to Eastern 0i T-ckeU for sale and Information given at So. ** Camp street, corner ot Common. A. D. SHELDON, Agent, lallly K. D. FROST. General Manager. T 1 IHS MOBILE LINE . On and after March U8. 1875. Trains will LEAVE depot loot of Canal street, aa follows: M Express and mail, doily............8:00 A. M Coast accommodation,Saturdays only. ■>:*-' r. m. Through: night express, daily........ OwV r. m. ARRIVE: Coast accommodation, Mondays oht .lOi'JJj A. M. Repress and mail, daily.................ijj" £' £, Through night express, daily—... ...liJ wWP^M Thisls the only line running *Juwn*h footman Palace C ars t o St. Louis, Louisville, tfiariotta and T oSe?ooroar&Mp and O wm a n st r eam, oppoffitt -Oily Hotel. «yl3 D. B. ROBINSO N, Superintendent the The Board of'Audit. Thu members of the Board of Audit met Monday evening, and organized by the election of Senator E. F. Herwig as chair man, F. N. Scboltz as secretary and Alfred Shaw as solicitor. All tho members or the board were present except the Auditor and Attorney Genefel, who were detained by other business. The board took action on certain paper, and the result was transmitted to tire Au ditor, who promised to issue the required warrants to-morrow. Mr. Drury, of Assumption, submitted the following resolution, which was laid over for action hereafter. The resolution, if auopted, can not but prove highly satisfac tory to delinquents. The amount of deliu. quent taxes foots up millions—very much more than the whole amount of floating indebtedness and of outstanding constitu tional warrants. This is Mr. Drury's reso lution: Resolved by the Board of Audit of the r looting Debt, in accordance with section nme of act No. 17, approved March 27, 1875, that all accrued penalties upba delinquent taxes for 1873 or previous years, payment oi whieh suail be tendered in cash, consti tutional warrants or wurrants issued under section five of the said act No. 17, be and the same are hereby remitted, such tender being made on or before the thirty first day July, 1875. J Amusements. A.t tne St. Charles Theatre last night another crowded house greeted the Soldene Opera Troupe. Nothing more could be asked from the public. The company has estab lished itself in popular favor, and the suc cess of the company proves that the people have the means and disposition to fill a theatre when sufficient attractions are of fered. To night the "Grand Duchess'* will be played, with Miss Emily Soldene as the heroine. It was in this character she made her first success in London, and it can be safely said that the troupe will be found equal to the acceptable rendering of tho place. At the Varieties Theatre last night Bart ley Campbell's play, called "Risks," was performed lor the first time in this city. It will be played again at the matinee to-day and for the evening performance. A matinee performance will be given at the Academy of Music to-day by the Jack and Jill Pantomime Troupe. United Stares Revised Statutes. Senator West has kindly anticipated our order for a copy of the above valuable work by sending one to the Republican with his compliments. The honorable gen tleman could hardly have thought of a more acceptable or apropos preseat. The laws of the United States from the beginning down to December 1, 1873, have been carefully revised, digested and re enacted. They are well printed on beauti fill white paper, with notes and references, and accompanied by ah elaborate index, all in one volume. Copies are sold by the congressional printer, we believe, at the low price of $3 71, exclusive of postage. It is the best work we ever saw at the price, and will probably be in demand throughout the whole of the Union. Tiinbnlier Light. A rumor having obtained that the light house at Tiaibalier island, on the Louisiana coast, had been wrecked during the recent gale, the deputy collector of customs at Brasbear eets the matter at rest in the fol lowing dispatch to Commander Schoon maker, lighthouse inspector: Collkctor's Orpica, Cra?osifro.;* 2 , i Brae hear, La., March 21*, 1875. S Sir—C aptain John Lewis, niaeter of the steamship City of Norfolk, this morning reports as follows: "Tuesday, March 23,1875, en voyage from New Orleans to Galveston, 6 P. #i., sighted Timbalier lighthouse: 7 P. M. light burning brightly." This settles ail reports of Timbalier hav ing been swept away. Itespectlully yours, T. H. HAMILTON, Deputy Collector. Appointment*. The Governor yesterday commissioned the following officers for the town of Far merviile, in Union parish, who were elected on the twenty-second of March: Mayor, James A. Manning; aldermen, W. A. Darby. J. C. Cargill, H. Brown and G. H. Ellis. Harmon Morrison has been commissioued by the Governor a notary public for tho parish of East Feliciana. D. Cresswell has been recommissioned parish judge of Caddo. Oscar Hunt has been commissioned a notary public for the parish of Iberville. The y.eisM-Oenni* Concert. Mme. Caroline Zeiss-Dennis, tlii! favorite contralto vocalist, will give a gra|nd vocal and instrumental concert at Gjrunewald Hall this evening. She will be assisted by the Germania Quartette, of twe|nty male voices: Mme. Herr, pianist*; M Mme. Y'ercken. artiste of the ojjera, and Mr. Meteye. It will be in all respects a most agreeable concert, and one of patronage. leservina The Old Folks Concert The entertainment given by the "old folks" to-night at St. Patrick's Hal, for tbe benefit of the "Little Sisters of tl e Poor," promises to be one of the finest t ntertain ments of the season. The pr< gramme, made up of the finest airs, ant ient and C modern, will be interspersed with music by the Thirteenth Infantry band, wl ich Gen eral De Trobriand has kindly platl disposal of this deserving charity. ed at the Improved Real Estate by Auction by the Sheriff.— We are requested to call the attention of the public to the| sales by auction to be made to-day at noon, at the Merchants and Auctioneers' Exchange. Royal street, by tbe civil sheriff of the par ish of Orleans. Said sales comprise: 1. A certain lot of ground, with tlie buildings and improvements thereon, in the Second District of this city, forming the corner of Bourbon and Barracks streets. A lot of ground, with the buildings and improvements thereon, in the Second District of this city, fronting on Bayou road, between Galvez and Johnson streets. For full particulars and terms see adver tisements.^_ _ _ It would appear from this subjoined ex tract from the testimony in the Beecher case that the lawyers are at last getting at the truth: Question— Was it in the early part of the winter or the end of the winter f Answer think it was; I could not say positively. if The Appropriation Bill. The Picayune issued an extra last even ing, from which we copy the following: New Orleans, March 30, 1875. Hon. P. G. Deslonde, Secretary of State: Sir —We have carefully read act No. 17, purporting to bs a general appropriation bill, approved by the Governor on the twenty-seventh instant and officially pro mulgated by you ia the New Orleans Re publican of to day. purporting to be signed bv us in our respective official capacities. We have carefully compared the published bill with the one sent to your office by the Governor and find that it agrees with the latter, but we avail ourselves of this oppor tunity and manner to notify you that the bill as deposited in your offie'e is a gross, unwarrantable and criminal act of forgery, and is not the act certified and signed by It is true our signatures to the last page are correct and genuine, but serious and criminal changes have been made in the other parts of the bill. For instance, various alterations are made in so much of tlie original hill as remains, and out of the sev enteen pages which now make un the bill pages two, four, six, seven, eight, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen aud fifteen are entirely new, and have been thrust into the bill, and substituted for others since we certified the original bill. We submit to you that this is too serious a matter to be overlooked or submitted to: and we therefore request you to revoke and annul your promulgation of said act. and we request you and through you the Attor ney General, to take steps to find ont who the guilty parties are, and have them proseented with the utmost rigor of the law. Very respectfully, etc.. C. C. ANTOINE, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. MICHAEL HAHN, Speaker of the House of Representatives. We, the undersigned, hereby certify that tlie original of the above letter, signed by the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House of Representatives, was served on Hon. P. G. Deslonde, Secretary of State, personally, on this thirtieth day "of March, 1875, at 3:30 P. M. WILLIAM VIGEKS, Chief Clerk of House of Representatives. P. E. BECHTEL, Secretary of the Senate. VV. L. RANDALL, Acting Minute Clerk House Representatives. W. W. WHARTON, Chairman Senate Finance Committee. The following shows the changes made in the appropriations: DECREASE. Sfcretary of Commission of i'eraois (sal ary)...................................... $2.nti0 J. D. Maclin (torcoallurnished Slate House) I ,"60 Coats of court, etc., (when propertv ia bid in by the State)..................."....... 10,003 Recorders, surveyors, etc., (property sold for taxes)................................ 10,000 Recorders (lauds forfeited to State)........ 10 000 Tbe Centeuuial Exposition (for steel Dlates) Country assessors (commissions)...... 65,000 City assessors (salary)...................... 3 008 Boards of assessors'(country).............. 11,000 City assessors (contingent fund 1........... 2,000 Mechanical College (support ofi............ 10,000 Keeper of State House at Baton Rouge (sal ary)..................................... 600 Total.................................$137,: , Ii.'CKEASE. Keeper of State Bouse at New Orleans (salary)............................... $*>oo no Assistant engineers (salary;. Adjutant General (salary i... George Hite.................. Newspapers (for reDorters)............... 1,500 00 Governor's porter (salary'................ 30,1 on Auditor's chief clerk (salary)............. 3,01)0 00 Totai................................$11,400 ! Senate Chamber,! Rooms Finance Committee, S New Orleans, Match 30,1375. ) I hereby certify that I have carefully ex arnined and compared the general appro priation bill aa published in the New Or leans Republican ot this date, with the bill^ aa it finally passed both houses, and with the bill aa signed by the Speaker and Piesident of the Senate, and that the above statement is a correct record of the changes I and alterations made in the bill so far as • figures and amounts are concerned. W. W. YVHARTON, Chairman Finance Commiuee. On receiving the above communication, tbe Secretary ot State waited on the Attor ney General and asked his opinion ia the matter. Mr. Field agreed that the bill in its form as promulgated ought not to have the validity of law, and tlie Secretary of Stats will, probably to morrow morning issue a proclamation rescinding the promulgation of the act. C . Venezuelan Guayana. Many years ago the United States Y enezuela granted 140,000 square iniie 3 of its soil to an American company as an inducement fo American poople to settle At the offset this splendid tract was of itself sufficient to attract a large number of settlers, and the region would soon have become populated by the hardy, active and intelligent race needed, if causes foreign to the intrinsic merits of the enterprise had not intervened. Several settlements were made and localities occupied which would, under more favorable auspices, Lave be come of commercial importance. As colonization, except m a very trivial way the scheme has not yet succeeded. It is, however, as well worthy attention as at first. Among those who enthusiastically select ed this field for labor in pastures new was Mr. Fred A. Johnson, well known to almost every citizen of New Orleans. To him the opening was plain for a scheme of American colonization, destined to return a hundred fold the drain it would make on the United States, and especially the Mississippi valley. He believed it was one of the best ways to settle the problem of direct trade by the mouths of the Mississippi. Mr. Johnson's articles on this subject have appeared in print in various forms, and always commanded attention. His en thusiasm, combined with his store of facts, presented in an agreeable style, always made him interesting. He has lately composed a more pretentious and valu able work of some 430 pages, which is soon to be published. The object of the work is to aid the colonization, the promotion of direct trade with the YVest Indies and Spanish America, and with no desire for profit. A very large number of copies will be distributed, aud in order to enlist every possible commercial interest a certain portion will be devoted to business cards. This will make it a first class ad- I vertising medium. Further information will be cheerfully furnished by Joseph Fry Slogridge. of No. 35 Carondelet street. The Temperatnre. The thermometer at Loai3 Frigerio's, No. 50 Chartres street, on March 39, stood as follows: At 8 A. M.. 7ip; at 2 P. M., 76°; at 6 P. M., 73 3 . Lowest point daring the night of March 29, CP. Rain for twenty four hours ending at (i P. M., March 30, five and six-tenths inches. The Louisville Courier Journal says: "If this Cuban war continues much longer there will he nobody left to claim freehold on the island, and we can step over and take pos. session withont firing a gun. The slaughter of eighty wounded rebels in a hospital the other day is a repetition of what has been going on for years. Y'almaseda means mas sacre. Jovellar ditto." j 17, the by COURT RECORD. TUESDAY, MAECH 30, 1875. United State* Circuit Court. Present — lion. W. B. Woods, circui judge. John J. Anderson vs. the Board of Audit, Charles Clinton et als. On plaintiff's bill ia chancery, setting forth that he is the owner of tour bonds, under the act of January 3, 1874, called the funding law, due in 1914; setting forth the law, and that the consolidated bonds are a contract with the State: that the appropria tien bill of 1875 established a Board of Audit, .composed of a joint committee of both houses, with the Attorney General and Auditor, to examine the obligations of the State, prior to January 1, 1874; that the bill is contrary to the constitutional lim itation of. the debt; that the amount of I outstanding warrants is in excess of I "Ack taxes due prior to January 1, 1874, of I which thera !® an Y possibility of collection; I L./ section seven of the act of March I ^' J,a ?umof 5500.000 was appropriated I ? u * 9* 8a *d fund derived from back taxes I ' f)r too purposes ot the act, which was an I a ttcmpted increase of the State debt, in I violation °* constitution and without I , a l'i ,rova l °* spy portion of the pretended debt to be acted on by the board of audit, and ail in violation of the contract with the holders of the new bonds: that the board are proceeding to audit and reg ister accounts, and tbe Auditor will issue warrants under tbe bill, and prays for an injunction, which is issued in the following order: 5 VVhereaa, It has been represented unto us in our said Circuit Court, on the part of John J. Anderson, in a bill tn equity lately exhibited against you and each of you, touching certain matters and things therein set forth: and Whereas, The Hon. William B. Woods, one ot the judges of our said court, upoil due consideration thereof, has made and allowed an order in said cause whereby you and each of you are required to show cause on the eighth day of April, 1875, at 11 A. M., why an injunction should not issue as prayed for in said bill. And whereas irreparable injury might happen during the pendency of the said motion for an injunction, the said judge has made and allowed an order restraining you and each of you immediately and forth with, and during the pendency ot said mo tion for an injunction to the full extent and effect as prayed for ia the said bill of complaint. Now, therefore, ia consideration of the premises, and of tbe allegation in said bill contained, you, the said Board of Audit of the Floating Debt, Charles Clinton, Auditor of Public Accounts: YV. W. Wharton, L. J. Souer and A. P. Field, your agents and attorneys, clerks and servants, and each of you are hereby commanded aud strictly enjoined, under the penalty of the law, that you and each of you ab solutely retrain and desist from any manner "doing any act under said act entitled an act making appropria tions, etc., approved March 27, 1875, except such portions thereof as are contained in the first and second sections, from auditing and regulating any portion ot said pre tended floating debt," and "from issuing warrants therefor, and from exchanging or attempting to exchange said warrants if issued, now or hereafter, for the consoli dated bonds authorized to be issued under said act No. 3 of 1874," as set forth in the said bill of complaint, until the further order of the court. Messrs. B. F. Flanders and Joseph H. Oglesby were aupointed jury commissioners aud ordered to oe notified. James Levi vs. New Orleans Mutual In surance Company; same vs. Home Mutual Insurance Company: same vs. Union In surance Company.—Suit on insurance poli cies of steamboat Sabine, sunk twelve miles above New Orleans by collision with steamboat Richmond. On trial and con tinued to allow amended pleadings. Superior District Court. I Esq., presiding in • tae absence of Judge Atocha. State vs. Charles Kain.—Carrying a con cealed weapon, a pistol. Nolle prosequi entered. State vs. YV-Jliam Burke.—Murder; bill ing of John Keegan, on Rousseau street, November 2, 1874. Defendant's exception to the competency of the court, alleging Judge A. A. Atocha to be the only auly authorized judge, overruled, and the follow ing jury impaneled: YV. H. Begg, L. Wag ner, YY'illiam Manthey, E. L. Cope, M. E. Joubert, John Y'azts, Hy. Wassen, L. A. Y'aile, Joseph YVagner. John E. Rengstorff, D. Aruierland, L. Timkin. First District Coart. INFORMATIONS. Petty larceny—Dan Crowley, William Newton. Thomas Cox. William Henry, Joseph Johnson. Assault, etc.—Pat Kelly. Charles Roh bacher, Jeff YY'elis, Robert llanly. Breaking and entering, etc.—William Spellman. Trespass—Wiiiiam Povler. NOLLE PROSEQUI ENTERED. Assault and battery—Henry Rais. S. McCarthy. PLEADED GUILTY'. Petty larceny—James Smith. ACQUITTED. Petty larceny—Mrs. Cameron, the jury not leaving their seats. CONVICTED. Petty larceny—Hiram Thompson. Lewis Johnson, Bill Haines. Caroline Johnson. Assault and*bat,tery—Marie Louise. SENTENCED. James Costello, assault, etc., one day; Charles Buckman and James McFadden, petty larceny, ten days each; John Owens, entering, etc., one year: Julia Simms, pettv larceny, six months. Second District Court. Successions of Marie Louise Beauchamp, wife of Francois Pascal, Robert John YY'oods, Mathew Duffy ana Elizabeth Duffy born Kiernan, opened. Fifth District Court. Proctor A Gamble vs. Bostick A Cohen.— Rule to dissolve attachment set aside. X General Railway War Imminent. A late dispatch from Chicago says: The general freight agents of the Michi gan Central, Michigan Southern, and Pitts burg and Fort Wavno railroads held a meeting in this city to-day and reduced the rates to the East on fourth class and grain as follows: To New York, thirty cents per 100 pounds; to Philadelphia, twenty-five cents; to Baltimore, twenty-five cents: and to Boston and New England points, forty cents. This large reduction was brought about by tbe action of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, which has been making con tracts during the last week at thirty-five ^°-^ j£ ' T bere ^ ot tf> e least ™ lr o a d men in this city that after this the war will be carried on as vig orously on freight as it has been thus far on passenger rates, nor will the war be con fined to the Baltimore and Ohio and Penn sylvania railroads, but will now spread to every line leading to New Y'ork. It is now stated that the neutral lines will wait no longer than the first of April, and if there is no change in the situation by that time they will reduce their passenger rates to all points. It is contemplated to make the fare lrotn this city to New Y'ork $18, and if nec essary still lower. The rates from Buffalo to Chicago were reduced yesterday. Here tofore the fare from that city to Chicago been_$l4; it now coats $9- As it costs but $9 '-j from New York to Buffalo the fare for the entire distance to Chicago is now but $13 2o. The main canse of this reduction is the continuation of the fight between the Grand Trunk and Great YVestern railways ot Canada, which it was expected would be settled in a short time, but somehow nothing has been accomplished thus far. At a spelling match the viotor stands with his honor thick upon him and a prize dis. tionary in his hand. BY TELEGRAPH. THE VACANT DISTRICT JUDGESHIP Tlie President's Duty Under tie Consti tution. ' T3S GRANT PARISH CASE CONTINUED ANOY JOHNSON IN FOR THE PRESIDENCY [Special to the New Orleans Republican.! YY'ashington, March 30,1875. This morning's Chronicle has a long edi torial, understood to be from the pen of ex Senator Harlan, upon the vacant United States judgeship in Louisiana, taking posi tive ground that the President has .the power and is in duty bound to fill tbe vacancy immediately under' the second article of the constitution, which the tenure of-office law can not change or abridge. The editorial, which is thought here to to foreshadow the appointment of a judge at an early day, closes as follows: Probably no case has occurred for a quar ter of a century that more forcibly illus trates tbe absolute necessity of power to fill office ad interim. Although the power has been denied by individual Senators no President has ever yet conceded its absence; and if the question is one which courts must ultimately determine, we know of no case in which the executive would be more justifiable in assuming the authority of I laying the foundation for snch a judicial I decision. The unfinished business of yesterday I postponed the hearing [of the Grant par- | ish political assassination cases in the United States Supreme Court until to-mor row or next day. Andy Johnson yet remains here in the hands of his numerous friends, who declare he shall have the Democratic nomination for President next year, and are working like beavers for him. D. D. C. of J. of in or if WASHINGTON. The Ice. YY'ashington, March 30.— The Northern rivers are rising slowly, and it is thought the ice will pass off with but little damage. Mississippi River to the Atlantic. Colonel Frobol, who is now at Atlanta making report of progress, will resume his survey of rivers along the proposed line of the Great Western and Atlantic water route very soon. His report will indicate a singularly iavorable water communication, connecting the Mississippi river with the Atlantic, commencing at Cairo, Illinois, and ending at Darien. Georgia. The entire dis tance is nearly 1000 miles, 900 of which are navigable rivers. Only 100 miles of artifi cial water ways are required, which pre sent no engineering difficulties. Appointment*. The President this morning made the fol owing appointments: David T. Corbin, United States attorney for tbe district of South Carolina; Ridge Paschal, collector of customs for the district of Corpus Cbristi, Texas; Frederick William Halliday, commissioner to the Centennial exhibition from Y'irginia; ex-Governor Par sons, of Alabama, assistant district attorney, vice White, who declined. Governor Parsons' duty, provided he ac cepts, will be to push prosecutions under he enforcement and Ku-Klnx acts. The President. The President returns Saturday. The Vacant Judgeship. There is no let up in the opinion that Louisiana must remain without a district judge until Congress meets. The executive, however, has no mandatory power over Judge YY'oods, who, at his peril, may exer cise doubtful powers. The Grant Parish Case tn the Supreme Court. In the Supreme Court to-day the case of the United States against Cruikshank and others, charged with a violation of the enforcement act in Grant parish, Louisiana, was taken up, and its argument will likely consume (the remainder of the week. It comes to this court by certificate of division from tbe Circuit Court for Louisiana. Judge Bradley, of this court, was of the opinion that the act of 1370, under which'the indict ment is framed is unconstitutional and his colleague at the circuit was of the reverse opinion. The defendants are represented by Reverdy Johnson, David Dudley Field, John A. Campbell, and Judge Marr, of Louisiana. It is likely that the Supreme Court by advice and consent of counsel, will withhold decision in United States vs. Cruikshank until October. Yellow Fever at Hey Wear The following goes North to-night to the New York Herald: One week ago Captain Russell, the senior officer in command of the United States steamer Plymouth, at Key West, tele graphed the Navy Department that on that day there had been two fatal cases of yellow fever on shipboard, and that he had taken every precaution to prevent the disease from spreading. Incredible as it may appear neither the War nor the Treasury Depart ments were advised of the prevalence of the disease until to-day, when the engineer officer in charge of the government works at Forts Taylor and Jefferson telegraphed tbe chief of the Engineer Corps that the yellow fever had greatly increased within a few days; that all the naval vessels were quarantined, and the soldiers garrisoning the forts would leave immediately for colder quarters. Following this came $another telegram to an army offi cer stating that the epidemic was spreading, whieh report was soon generally known in army and naval circles, and was not confined to the vessels ef the nav v, but that deaths were occurring in Key West. Tbe existence of the disease was unknown to the Treasury Department, bat upon hearing the report the supervising surgeon in charge of the Marine Hospital directed that instructions be sent at once to the sur geons at Pensacola, Mobile, New Orleans and Galveston to be on the lookout for Yellow Jack and promptly report its ap pearance. The United States steamer Dispatch, sent to New Orleans to convev the senatorial party to Mexico, was at Key West when the fever broke out, increasing the solicitude felt here not only for the naval officers, but for the prominent persons composing the excursion party. This early appearance of the fever in so malignant a form and the i r ,, .-----------. negligence of the authorities m not advising the Treasury Department of its existence, causes serious apprehenstons lest it may become suddenly widespread in its ravages. It will be remembered that on tbe elev enth of February Senator McCreery intro duced a bill premising that it had been re ported in a responsible medical journal of the United States, and that it had been announced in Texas papers that a disease resembling cholera was raging in Mexico, at no great distance from the frontier of the United Slates, and directing that, merefose, the Secretary of YY'ar detail a medical officer of the army, under the direction of the Surgeon General to investigate carefully the matter oi said reports. It is understood that the Surgeon General does not deem it advisable to expend the appropriation on such evidence and declines to detail the medical officer. The rapidity with which yellow fever is reported to have taken hold at Key West would aeem to indicate a favorable condi tion of climate for the spread of epidemic diseases, and ibis possible Surgeon General Barnes will be induced to comply with the act authorising the expenditure of $2000 before it is too late. THE MINERS Thb miners Peacefully Organizing Porrs\ |LLE, Pa., March 30.—A meeting of the Miners and Laborers' Benevolent Association and tbe Mechanics and Work ingmen'a Society was held in this city to day for the purpose of organizing and framing a combination for mutual protec tion. Twenty three districts were represent ed. President John F. Welsh, of tbe Miners' Association, in the chair, with a fall representation of both organizations. John S>ney, president of the Miners' Na tional Association of the United States, came from Cleveland. Ohio, on business connected with the above meeting* and reported that he favors alliance. The fol lowing resolutions were adopted unani mously: ttesolvcd. That we hereby agree to form an alliance for the mutual protection and general benefit of all, and each organization preserve its individual character and char ter. Jtesolred, That the Miners and Laborers' Benevolent Association and Mechanics and Workingmen's Benevolent Association be governed by tbe same rules now governing the executive committee of the Miners and Laborers' Benevolent Association, and en titled to the same representation pro rata. Resolved , That the Miners and Laborers' Benevolent Association and Mechanics ^nd Workingmen's Benevolent Association do work in harmony and sustain each other in this and all coming struggles and difficul ties, both morally and nnancially, until justice is done both. A dispatch from Shoemaken this evening states that the miners continue joining the Miners' Union organized there reoently, and it is supposed they will suspend work in all I the mines soon. 'Unusual quiet prevailed I throughout tb's region to-day, and the Laboring Assoeiation.deprecate the acts of I violence committed at Hazleton yesterday | A«ai» at Werk Inquiry was made to-day irom the mas ters of the Philadelphia and Reading com pany's shops at Cressona and 8c'nuylkill Haven, whether their men had resumed work and renounced their connection with the Laboring Union, as reported on Monday. They both replied that their respective shops have a full complement of men; that coal bearers, engine wipers, yardmen, etc., are all at work and applications for positions from non-union men as well as resigned union men are being turned away, there being no further vacancies to fill. There is no further donbt that in these localities the company's affairs are beyond embarrass ment from the Laborers' Union, -notwith standing that the order at the above two places combined numbers a membership of about 700 men and boys. Trouble at Hazleton. Hazleton, Pa.. .March 30. —The mob which left Audenrie'd this morning for this place, was intercepted at Beaver Meadow mines, by Father Marrin, the Catholic priest of Audenried, who persuaded them to dis g erse and return to their homes. The lazletonians have thus escaped a second invasion, which threatened serious conee quences, and everything is now qniet. Many shots were fired last evening by the rioters, while rallying their forces, five of which went through a window of the York town company's store. At Beaver Brook, two of the firemen were driven from their work, and one of them compelled to join the rank's of tbe rioters. The Striker* Stooping Workmen. Mauch Chunck, Pa., March 30.— Nearly 150 armed raiders were in procession to-day and visited Y'orktoyn, Spring Mountain, Audenried, Beaver Meadow, Janesville and other collieries, on a scouting expedition and made all persons stop who were en gaged in dead work. No one was injured and no damage done. Purchasing Supplies. It is reported 50,000 bags of flour were purchased for the miners in the Lehin'h region last week with funds of the Work ingmen's Benevolent Association, aud is now delivered in the neighborhood of Au decried and Beaver Meaaow, where it will be distributed to those ia need throughout this and adjoining regions. Work Resumed. Philadelphia, March 30.— The Pottsville Miners' Journal of to-day says a ciroular was issued yesterday denying the state ment made in the Journal yesterday that the employes of the Philadelphia and'Read ing railroad, at Schaylkill Haven, con nected with the Mechanics and Working men's Benevolent Association bad re nounced the society and were prepared for work. The information, ae published, was received in this office late Sunday night, find there was no time to inquire further concerning it. YVe have to state to-day that the employes of the Reading Railroad Com pany at Schuylkill Haven and Cressona have resumed work. FOREIGN. Pasuporta Refused. Paris, March 30. —The Duke de Montpen sier, having applied to the Marquis de Mo lino, the Spanish ambassador, for a passport to Spain, the Marquis refused to grant it. The reason alleged was that if a passport was given by the Duke, ex Queen Isabella would deem herself equally entitled to one, and the Madrid government considered her return to Spain inopportune. Funeral Services. The funeral of Quicet took place yester day. Y'ictor Hugo and Gambetta delivered orations at the grave. The crowd was im mense, andithere was some disorder. American Potatoes Ruled Ont. An official decree has been promulgated prohibiting tbe importation into France of American potatoes in sacks or barrels pre viously used in packing them. The object is to prevent the introduction of the Colo rado beetle. Specie for New York. London, March 30.— One hundred and twenty-eight thousand dollars in specie was sent to New York to-day. Spanish Counterfeits. Havana, March 30.— The balanoe of the counterfeiters of Spanish bank notes were arreeted. Thirty thousand dollars in coun terfeits was seized. Concha's Attack on Jovellar. Madrid, March 30. —General Concha, late Captain General of Cuba, hae addressed a petition to the King accusing General Jo vellar, his predecessor in the Captain Gen eraloy, and now Minister of War, of being the cause of lack of discipline in the Span ish army on that island; also censuring the conduct of General Jovellar as Minister of YY'ar. The petition has created a profound sensation. The cewspapers are compelled to maintain silence in regard to it. Mexican Items. City or Mexico, March 22, via Havana March 30.-The seventh national Congress will begin its closing session on April 1 A floor in St. Paul's Hospital in this'city recently gavs way, and a large number of people were precipitated to the story be low. Several persons were badly-injured. A new law compels the closing of pawn o9:ces in the capital. The proprietors gen erally refuse to conform. The earthquakes in Jalisco are abating, the later shocks bemg*ery slight; meanwhile the volcanic activity of Ceboraeo increases and pro digious quantities of ashes and dense vol umes of smoke issue from its crater. MISCELLANEOUS. Brasbear City's Welcome to her Distin* cuished Citizen. Brasbear, La., March 30.-On Mr. Rene Macready's return from Texas to-day a splendid reception was given him by the fire department and citizens of Brashear City. Flags were displayed from all the steamers in port and a large number of houses. Oae nnadred guns were fired and over 1000 people participated in the recep tion. Tho River* and tho Ice. YY illiamsport, March 30.—The river has fallen one foot since noon. The ice from this side of Lockhaven had reached ■ the head of the boom abowB this place at four o'clock this evening and lodged there. The ice which started from the lower end of the city yesterday and lodged on an island half a mile below, commenced to move again this evening and is expeoted to reach the gorge at Watsontown every min ute. The water at Watsontown i* twentv feet above low water mark. One-half of this is supposed to be backwater caused by tbe gorge. The citizens of that plaoe ure a little alarmed, and await with anxiety the breaking np cf tbe gorge. There is no change in the gorge at Glen Union. Bridges Swept Away. Omaha, March 30.—Four fine bridges have been swept away by the ice and high water on Elk Horn river, and further dam age is apprehended. The Black Hill*. Chicago, Marfih 30. —An order will be issued from General Sheridan's headquarters to-morrow, inclosing a communication from the Interior Department in relation to the Black Hills country. After referring to the appointment of a geologist to explore that region, and the de sire of the government to extinguish Indian titles jl gold exists there, the Secretary says that the Department of the Interior has recently obtained information leading to the belief that trespassers now iu the oountry will endanger the success of any negotiations. He therefore requests that the military department notify these inter lopers to leave immediately and to inform them that refnsal to do so will lead to their expulsion by military force. Fire and Lois of Lire. Crisfield, Md., March 30.—The residence of William R. Byrd, at Apes Hole, burned, with contents. Two children, aged eight and lour years, perished. The Miner*. Hazleton, Pa., March 30.—The marohing miners number 400; half are armed with guns, the balance with clubs. There ia much parley ae they proceed from mine to mine, but no fighting. Paper Mill Burned. Toronto, March 3o.—Taylor's paper tniii burned. Loss $60,000. Hanged. Brockville, Ontario, March 30.— Dr. E. B. Sporbane and his accomplice were hanged to-day for producing an abortion resulting in death. The accomplice was the seducer. The Senatorial Excursion Party. Atlanta, Ga., March 30— Senators Cameron, Chandler, Morton. Anthony and Patterson, and Tom Soott and party, bound for Mexico, reached here this afternoon and leave to night. J. E. Brown and others from Atlanta go with them. Eighty In diana editors also arrived and are quartered at the Kimball House. A Bridge Adrift. Wilkesbarre, Pa.. March 30.—It is re ported that the Ransom bridge, near Coxton, three miles above Pittston, has started, with twelve feet of water. Beecher Next. New York, March 30.—Beecher takes the stand to-morrow. Evangelical Alliance. The executive committee of the Evangel ical Alliance, at a meeting in Brooklyn last evening, decided not to hold the meeting of biennial conference in Richmond, as there will be two oiher meetings there about the time of holding this one. It is decided to hold it in Pittsburg. Probabilities. War Dsparticsst, ) Offlce Chief Signal Officer, > Washington, March 30, 1875, 4:35 P. M. S For the South Atlantic and Gulf States, partly cloudy weather and local rain* west of Georgia, witl, northeast wind* veeriug to southerly, and slight changes in temperature and pressure. River and Marine New*. Boothwbst Pass, March 30, 6 P. M.—Barometer 29:10. Wind east-southeast, tresh. Weather yery hazy. Arrived—Ship Kentuckian, Dunbar, master. Thirty-eight days from Liverpool; Norwegian bark Lief Krick-en. Mathiaaon, master, thirty-nine days from Havre; schooner Lady Woodbury, Woodbury, master, five days from Utilla; schooner George Nealey. Blohm. master,.sixteen days irom Galves ton; Italia* hark Krnrna, sixty days from PaVermiw No departures. The bark Nollte May. previously reported outside, ran ashore inside the bar last night, near tbe lighthouse, while in tow. She waa pulled owthis morning, and left in tow for the city. Pass a i. Oi trs, March 30, 6 P. 51.—Wind east southeast, fresh; weather hazy and foggy. Arrived— Schooner Excelsior, Arnet, master, 5 days from Ru atsn island; steamship Memphis, at 2:40 P. M.. Mellon, master, from Liverpool, to Silas Weeks k. Co ; ship Adorna, Hawkins, master, flfty-tbreedaya from Liverpool; French ship La Louisiana, Touffet master, fifty-two days from Havre. No departures! The ship Emily Augusta, is still anchored outside. Vicksburg, March 30.—Passed up-Colorado, at A. M. Down—Frank Pargoud. at eleven o'clock St night; John Kyle, at li A. M.; Natchez, at 6 P . to day. Weather warm and cloudy. The rivet has risen one inch. 8t. Louis, March 30.—Arrived-Bee and barge* from New Orleans; 8t. Genevieve, from Vicksburg Departed—Julia, for Vicksburg. River rising slowl y. W eather clear and warm. umoiNHATi, March 30.—River twetitvs.z feetthrea inches and rising. Weather e'ear and warm. Cairo, March 30.—Arrived—Garrett and barges, irom New Orleans, at 9 A. M.; Charles Morgan from Cincinnati, at 10 A. M.; Sherlock, from Cincinnati, at 4 P. M. Departed—Scudder, for New Orleans, at n'ne last night; Garrett, for Bt. Louis, at I P. M. Morgan, for New Orleans, at lour, Sherlock, for New Orleans, at five. River forty-one feet three Inches and falling. Weather cloudy. Mersurv 70° Pittsburg, March 30,-River eleven feet 'eight inches and falling. Weailier clear and pleasant. Kvassvillk, March 30.—Weather clear and warm River twentv-four ieel and failing. Up—Exporter at 10 P. M. Louisvillk, Starch 30,—The river is rising slawlv with ten feet in the csnal. Weather clear and warm. Mkrpiiis, March 30.—River declining. Weather tenerally clear; mercury 75 . Arrived- Cons Biller, irom Cincinnati; Nniokv City and bar*en from Pittsburg. Departed—Belle Texas, for A -' kanBas river; Belle of Shreveport, City of Vie*,, burg and St. Joseph, for St. Louis; Tolle and Soun der—tiie former last night, for New Orleatu MARKETS. Domestic Market*. , V ' >R ?' " a r c] * 30.—Tlie Port's financial ar tide says the Wall street markets continue active At toe opeuing there were indications that 'he upward speculation in stocks hod culminated and that there was to be a shai p decline. The market after being feverish and unsettled for a short time became strong, and a new feature came into B 2 £?ff?ita%r we wrlte piiees " re at th9 Fn the i 116'd, an; rate for the use of i and the price had fal_________, „„„ I 0 ,.*1 v 1 ' 2P?°S d at immediately ?!v. 6 si'.^ f o r «eleveu o clock to Ho. i gold market tho price, after oper*air at tta with of 1 p cent ^ day as tho r the use of Mold, suddenly became weak, > price had fallen to 1151^ aod the rate for price then ruled! ^ *116 until 12:0« p. Bt., when sales were made aa low aa 115 : »*. Foreign exchange has rebounded as quickly as j* f ^i e bankers opened their rfttea for hills on London at 73^ and i There have wncebeen four advances, tho last ieav Ing the rates $4 31 k and 4 85 V; rlapectiY-elv. and business has followed, keeping within k al P cent or me nominal rates. In tne money market cal 1 loans opened at 6®7 cent, hot tije ruling rate .V, the exchange is now 5 -Pcent. pJinie mercantile paper is quoted at 5 to 7 per cent. Government bonds are lower than yesterdav, hot nave not declined as much as hall gold. In state bonds there was an advance at the' hoard of m Missouri long bonds, aud of in Tennessee sixes, new series. Tennessee (ixes, new, ex coupons, were down !f, otherwise, there were no changes. The stock market was feverish and low er in'the early dealings, then became strong, with Western Union Telegraph as tbe i-pecial feature and continued so until near 1 P. 51 ■ Western Union' advancing 2)4 cent fo 73 ^ , and the remainder o f the list advancing )j'®1 \ ^ cent, ths latter in St Paul. Then there was a sudden break ia Un on Pacific, which fell Irom 67 to 61. This caused a decline in the general list of -H to 1)*. Union Pacific then advanced to 64 and the remainder o ' the list recovered a fraction but is still feverish The most active stocks have beeu Wesien Union Telegraph, Union Pacific, Erie and Pacific Mail. In the low priced stocks there has Ve^ more doing in Atlantic and Pacific Telee.anh than of late, the sales having been at 24 \ to *5*a New Jersey Southern, which first came into notic e veT terday, continues active »t8&9k. Le ; Stocks—Central, li.O'j; Erie, V9V Lake Shoe 7314; Illinois Central. 1C2; Pittsburg. Mtf- North - weetern, 44*; ditto preferred, st^Roci' [,!and 105*. rency, t #"3^r b jr I " C<i, "' i0:J ' • M ' 316 ' 394 = •« ™ ° a aCC0 ' Jat » Custom* receipts, •477,010. ^- 8, < c ; lAlrt o good reliniDg 3*c ; prim* ftL* C: 8^®- centrifugal refii* 9 * 10,10 *aafil0*etor hard grades. UolatMtiim Cotton cleeeddoll end eerier; middling nwi^A fnonwrap oh roum ~