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SINGLE COPIES: FIVE CENTS. OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. TEEMS: $12 FEB AMUM. VOLUME VIII—NO. 304 NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1875. *» WHOLE NUMBER 2455 AMUSE MENTS.___ IT. cbaki.es theatkk. EMILY SOLDENE. COMIC OrKKA. Thursday nod Friday Evenings time in Hew Orlean., nerve's admirable opera. CfULPERIC |Bnnly holdene as..........The Jolly King of France Saturday at Noon—G HAND MATINEE—GENE |VIRVB DK BRABANT. Saturday evening—A GALA NIGHT—Soldene ompauy for the Brat time in opera and comedy 3BAND DUCHESS and IRtSH TUTOR. I'rice, as uaua'. »p I ryAUJBTIK* THEATRE. JOHN E. OWENS..........................Director THRO. HAMILTON..............Busfnesa Manager LAST PERFORMANCES-CLO.MNG OF THE SEASON. Thursday, April 1. 1875. MKT A MORA. Mo'aurora.............................Mr. Hamilton OBJECT OF INTEREST. Ml the favorites in the oast. Friday and Saturday Matinee, Bulwet'scomedy in five acts, MONEY, With a great east. Estoniae Night-WRECK A SHORE and MY NEIGH R'S WIKH. _epl |^E Ml'KSHA-TilE QUEEN OF "O.Nd AT GRUNEWALD HALL, APRIL 5 AND 7. TWO GRAND CONCERTS D'ADIEU. ®o Monday Evening. April 5, nnd Wednes day Matinee, April 7. Positively final appearanceol DK Mt/RSKA, who will t.ugou tliia occasion the famous MAD SCENE of Ophelia from HAMLET and CASTA DIVA from NORMA Seats for sale at Grunewald's music store, Ba ronne street. apl IDWELL'S ACAUEJ1V OF MUSIC. B Monday. March 29. 1875, dun re the week, Wed* aeeday and Saturday Matinees. W l> ROBERTS' FAMOUS PANTOMIME TROUPE, Newcomb Sc Phillips' Specialty Company, and Mile. Deardon's Troupe or Lady Velocipede Riders. Three companies in one. Monday, April 5—E. Bumond's (Specialty Troupe for one week, mb 2D RAILROADS. J^KW ORLEANS, ST. LOUIS AND CHICAGO RAILROAD COMPANY, ^OREAT JACKSON ROUTE Oo and alter December its, 1874 . Train, depart and arrive a. follows trow Calliope ■treet depot. DIFART. | ARRIYR. dr-press......7:00 A. M. Express....11:00 P. 1 Kail..........8:00 P. M. I Mail........10:30 A. M. Pullman Palace Sleeping Can through to BL Louis, Chicago and Louisville. •>nly one change of sleeping cars to Kastaro 01 ties. Ttoicats for sale and information g.ven at No. tl Camp street, corner ei Common. A. D. SHELDON, Agent. lalJ I f «. D. FROST. General Manager. T HE NUBILE LINE. On no<J after March 'AS, 1875. Trains will LEAVE depot foot of Canal street, at follows: Bxpreee and mall, daily............... 8:00 A. M. Coast accommodation, Saturdays only. 11:15 P. ML Throught night expreM, daily........ 3:00 P. M ARRIVE: Coast accommodation, Mondays only.. 10:20 A. M. Express and mail, daily.....1.......... 4:120 P. M. Through night expreM, daily..........112:00 P. M. This ia the only line running through Pnllmat Palace Cara to St. Louis, Louisville, Charlotte and Virginia Springs. Office corner Camp and Common streets, opposite City Hotel. D. B. ROBINSON, mylJ Acting Superintendent LOST. L 08T.-0N WEDNBkDAY, MARCH 31. BE tween:! and 5 P. Al., in Algiers, the following United -States bonds (five- ' wentiee): Nos. 199 0(16 and I.: 1,736, for *1100 each and No. 23,546 for Ji5ofl. all with coupon, at ched. Nos. 31, V it, 31,533 and .11.5 2, for fc 11100 each, re atered In the nameof John McGraw. Aieo. t o bends of *1000 and one ot' *500, numbers of which are forgot en. A lib eral reward will be p id the tinder on deliverin' same to JOHN McQRAW, Peter street, Algiers. ap2 y PET OH MISLAID. Senate warrants numbered as follows: On Philip P.rrin, drawn to the Older of R. F. Herwig— No'. 2316 for *100, No. 2347 for *100, No. 2548 for *100, No. 2349 tor *100, No. 2350 for *50, No. 2351 for *40; total *490. On P. E. Bechtel, Drawn and indorsed by him— No. 2333 for *200. No. 2340 for *200; total *400. Also, about *1000 In wa.' ants un the contingent fund, drawn to the order of K. F. Herwig, aul not indorsed by him. Payment on the above having been stopped, a liberal reward will be paid for the return pr them to K. F. HERWIG, Chairman Committaenn Supervising and Auditing the Expenses of the Senate,_ mhI4 NOTARIES. A. BAKU, JK„ NOTARY PUBLIC AND COM MISSION KR OP Dill OtBeo Na. 17 4 'ommerclal Fine*. INSURANCE. _____ YjlWtiVrY.FIFTH ANNUAL STATEMENT or THR ORESCENT MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY. May 'J:l. 1 874. Total gt nst premiums for year ending April 30,1874..........................*400,594 *4 Ranted premiums, less reinsurance and return premiums.................... 319,533 S3 ■s losses paid and eati , mated....................*156,266 99 t taxes, discount in lieu of Fparticipation, interest on : oapital, leas discount, eto. 100,564 08—256,831 02 Net profits......................... *62,702 a Total gross assets of company..... 652,649 21 ic Board of Trustees resolved that after pay ihe fourth quarterly interest at two and a najf Vn t on the capital .took of the company, that ldiviV f ' nd of TWENTY-FIVE PER CRNT he Paid 1 all OD and after the twenty-third day of Jons t(o those parties insuring with the company ntitle.® to receive the same. ^ TRUSTEES. ThomiF* d. Adams, Samuel B. Newman, ksamuitl H - Kennedy, C. T. Buddeoke, fjohn PTf'P*. . d. G. Ober, f a,lam *whomson. Henry Abraham, P N StV®n*. Victor Meyer. J.resehfowling. Edward J. Gay, ' John mY*"i<u3kc, Simon Hems holm, tiimon F# rc ^ 01IUtr » Joseph B. Wolfe, ft. B. Posy* A, LotL Charles StBlaybick. Fredtwick (jamerdea, David WaXdce, J. L Harris, Andrew 8t*v'd r t, Joseph Slone. Andrew ot» THOMA8 A. ADAMS, President. HsmtT V. <*"■». Secretary.! my29 8a W WN THK e U^^ e * s TdTls > '^C?RCU?¥ m <X)URT I District of L't 111 * 1 * 11 *. h'o. 7354.—In obedience r~ " admiraltyVrarrant to me directed In tbq abort* SnMtled 1 " lled " d teken Into 5fl?> ! CIGAB8 uV libeled by the United States for°the'caueeiset**» * mtoSnlihtee owner or owner. therSf. *»d every person or per sons having or pretel d * n E t° have any rig ht, title rr or F to <ih same, to be and appear at vnSfeomtoftll United States, for the die ?Hct afora^d to 1m%olden at the city of New ^eans "n the firat\oud»y of April, to show «iuse 'i any they haveV °* n : wh ?,r* ehou d not be coudemnJ and be sold agreeably to th UmSJ e a«til? e MAiSh.V» Orleans, wt.^-Jlfi 1875 1 8. B. PACKARD, mh 16 23 30 ap4 MJnited States Marshal. John G. Fountain K * ft °* 11m " -wis —hr tTSlTRD STATM DISTRICT COURT— Kis?a T ti r iA to an admiralty warrant, , above entitled suit, I haveY aad "" d taken *" "7 'Tr&TriN RAFT OF cJZ™*i now ibcled bv John G. FonntW-,™^ £.^1 forth ,ii the libel now pendtng® 1 District Court Ot the United States. ,K.riah owner or A;:-1 I do hereby cite and owners thereof, and all a ° d Jauv rigilt tale Bond having or pretending to j appear at a or interest in or to the same, * PP«?J • DistrictiOovrtof.the United St^' of „ ew ori^,* aion-Heud, to be boluen at tae jW A | low caufte> jf Oil the first of Monday In Apnl,K® d tllBber ,fcould any they have or can. why the to the not be condemned, and ba aoun^ «~rJragi 5 ss:- F,i - "SgSilJewi to C _ The inimitable Swiveller has never been correctly presented on the stage. His char' acter is too intellectual to allow the ill ub tration of scenic effect or dramatic situation. There was one charm which Swiveller pos sesaed in common with Joblin. It was to imagine in their poverty that they indulged in the most magnificent banquets, and to fancy in their obscurity that they were on intimate terms with nobility. This was the charm of Dick Swiveller which can not be dramatically depicted. It was thus he translated the poor little slave of Mies Sally Brass into tbe highest rank and granted her a patent of nobility as marchioness. It was on the same principle the small servant drank wine by patting a lot of orange peel into a cup of water and "making believe very strong.'' It was, however, at the grand dinner given by R. Swivel Ifer. Esq., to the marchioness that his imaginative genius is displayed in its utmost glory. Who does not remember the courtesy with which he handed the Mar chioness to the table, ar.d tbe airs with which she does the honors of the table. 'James," saya Swiveller, ''Yes. sab," re sponds Dick in a tone of respect, "t 3 that Burgundy decanted," says Swiveller, "Yes, sah," replied Dick. "Help tbe Marchioness," Yes, eab." "How does this wine please your ladyship." "Oh, its charming, Mistf Swiveller." "I assnre your ladyship it is from my estates in France." This panto, mime is performed with the aid of a beer bottle which Swiveller draws from the breast pocket of bis coat. The viands are described in the same imaginative style and the marchioness revels in her good pates, and soups a la J ulienne, and succes sive courses of the most exquisite entremots of Paris. Swiveller and the feasting barmaids have been surpassed by our neighbors of the Picayune, who have given a banquet to tbe profession, and followed it up by a re port of the speeches made on the occasion. These last display the absence of after din. ner inspiration, being somewhat better than the average postprandial oratory. But why does not our prosperous neighbor, who is one of four boasting the largest circulation, reduce his imagination to practice? Does he think tbe press wonld not send repre sentatives, drink real wine, devour actual victuals, and make speeches twice as long and infinitely more foolish than those pu 1 into their empty mouths? Let the Picayune try it, and there will be such a reunion as has never been since tbe famous party given by Hans Broitmann when— Dor i Till i [omipanv figlits mit dor taple leeks ler constable made deni etlrop. Really, we should like a press dinner at which ail the talent of the New Orleans press could be assembled. The press is a greater power than it realizes itself to be. Its antagonisms divide and destroy thi9 influence, and so the press suffers the com mon consequences of strife. It would, we suppose, be impossible to get the press together in any club or association, but they would assemble at the clash of plates the tinkle of a glass, and sur round tho festive board with harmony and glee. Why, theu, should not the Pic realize on his mahogany that fanciful repast, which it has only spread en paper' It aspires to lead the press. How can we determine upon its pretensions until we see the scope of its popularity. One of Moliere's men has said the true Amphictryon is that with whom we dine. Let any or all of the rivals, each having "the largest circulation in the Southwest," accept this test. Let them give a press dinner each in turn, and let us try the extent of circulation of bot tles. We will give an impartial opinion. What says tho press? Shall we be content with the imaginary banquet and the shad owy nobility ot Swiveller, or shall we de mand a real repast, and the freedom of speech upon the inspiration of the "ruby." ,et the press speak. ,et the press speak. Naval Items. On Monday last the naval officers at this station paid their respects to Brigadier General C. C. Augur, commanding the military department of the Gulf. Yesterday,' Commander Charles A. Bab' cock, United States navy, commanding United States steamship Canonicus, and who is the senior naval officer present called on the distinguished senatoral vis tors now at the St. Charles Hotel. Commander Babcock, who has but lately arrived, to assume command at this station, a native of Michigan, and was appointed in the navy in 1850. More than half of the time 6ince he has spent in sea service. He made a good record for himself during the Southern rebellion, and was commissioned as commander in 18C9. Improved Real Estate and a Mort gage Note at Twelve Months' Credit by Auction by the Sheriff.— We are re' queeted 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 the civil sheriff of the parish of Orleans. Said sales com prise: 1. A mortgage note, dated May 5,1873, payable January 15, 1874, after date, for $1700. 2. A certain lot of ground, with the buildings and improvements thereon, in the First District of this city, fronting on Dryades street, between Lafayette and Girod streets. For full particulars and terms see adver tisements.^__ Bleasfac* on the Bays. Blessings on the boys. Not tbe young, healthy, rosy-oheeked, male savages of thir teen or sixteen years. They can not help being boys, and deserve no special credit or condemnation for it. But blessings on those hale old boys ot forty or. forty-five, or even sixty years, who bend their broad shoulders ] to the burdens of life, but who do not let those burdens crush their hearts; whose eyes are quick to catch the light of merri ment over a droll story, and quicker to fill j with tears of sympathy for a friend's dis tress; wno retain boyish love and reverence for all that is womanly; whose boyish confi dence in humanity, as a whole, though often shocked, never dies: who watch eagerly for i the bright spots of sunshine on life's car C et. and seat themselves where it falls Tightest and wannest. They rarely grow very rich, for their boyish generosity is too careless for that; they may not command the awe of admiring crowds; they are not always systematic enough to be safely trusted with important office; but the nim ble feet of childhood spring to them, man- j hood trustingly extends to them a wide open hand, women greet them with a con _ r ____________________________ fiding smile; and all through life they live and receive great treasures of pure love. I God himself is very tender to these boys. | An excursion party composed of some of oar leading statesmen, and railroad and literary characters, some of them accom panied by their wives and friends, have arrived ill our city and taken np temporary quarters at the St. Charles Hotel. TI 13 party is made up as follows: Senator Cameron, of Pennsylvania. Senator Morton and wife, of Indiana. Senator Anthony, of Rhode Island. Senator Patterson, of South Carolina. Senator Dennis, ot Maryland. Ex-Senator Z. Chandler, of Miohigan. Colonel Thomas A. Scott and wife, of Pennsylvania. Ex Governor Joseph E. Brown and wife, of Georgia. Major Ben Perley Poore and Miss Poore, ol Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne McYeagh, of Harris burg, Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Merrill, Mrs. Mallon Miss Peters, Miss G'orlige, Mr. Mackey, or Philadelphia; Colonel Grant and Captain Grant, ot Georgia. A representative of the Republican called on the party and learned from Senator Morton that it was the intention of the excursionists to leave here next Satur day for Vera Cruz, whence they proposed to go by rail to the city of Mexico; but that there was a possibility of this arrangement being interfered with by the reports that yellow fever exists at Vera Cruz. In case the party did not proceed to Mexico he said it would remain here a few days and then return home by some other route. lie further said that the intended visit to Mexico had no political significance what ever; that it was purely a pleasure excur sion arranged for the purpose of gratifying the curiosity of the excursionists to see New Orleans and the city of Mexico. It is to be regretted that the party have arrived here at a time when our city does not show to its best advantage. It has been raining ever since their arrival—a cold rain at that for this season of the year—with not even a gleam of sunshine to dispel for short interval the gloomy appearance that a heavy rain storm is sure to give our city. The picture presented by New Orleans just at this time is certainly not such a one as is calculated to make favorable impres sions on visitors, particularly those who have had their expectations raised by read ing glowing accounts of the Sunny South. We therefore hope the distinguished party will remain until this bad spell of weather is over, when they will be able to eee our city under more favorable circumstances, and realize the fact that all they have heard about its beauties is not fiction merely. Amusements. Wind nor damp less than hurricane or flood, has not power to keep our people from the enjoyment of well rendered opera bouffe. After a long strain of theatre fast iog, politics and Lent, amueements are sought, and the Soldene opera troupe at the St. Charles Theatre meets all of the require ments of first class entertainment. The house was crowded again last night to wit ness the first representation of "Cbilperic" in this city. The opera is by Herve, who Las given us "Le Petit Faust," and it is a medley of wild and rollicking song and solid concerted music. Mis*s Soldeno sus tains the part of the young King of the Gauls with tact and dramatic ability, sing ing the music with fine effect. The invoca tion to the Druids was a picture and volume of melody far above the or dinary composition of comic opera; it bordered upon the grand, and a repetition was demanded. Miss Robson, as the peasant girl Fredegonda. wa3 an able second to Miss Soldene, and their scenes were well managed. Throughout the opera are scattered gems of song, made agreeable by apparent contrasts. It has grand cho ruses like the Druidical solo and chants mentioned, and airy nothings like the but terfly song. The costumes and tableaus seen were admirable beyond expectation. 'Chilperie" will be repeated to-night. Tbe regular drama is at sea without prospects of sighting a good house at the Varieties Theatre the present and last week. "She Stoops to Conquer" on Monday night, with "Nan, the Good for Nothing," takes "Risks" for two nights, a dose of "Metamora" with an "Object of Interest'' last night, and will make a change with Bulwer's "Money" to-night. On Saturday evening the season will be stranded with the "Wreck Ashore," followed by "My Neighbor's Wile." Fools. Natural fool—One who follows the cus toms and habits of the country, right or wrong A born fool—One who has never seen better days. A great fool—A scientific man who knows how to do everything except make a decent living. A little fool—A pretty girl who marries an old widower with six children. A big fool—The old man who marries the girl. A darned fool—One who wears mended clothes when he can afford new garments. A thundering fool—One who brays aloud whenever he gets a chance to speak. A bloody fool—One who provokes a quarrel. A meddlesome fool—Polonius. A prating fool—A man who repeats what he hears. A credulous fool—One who believes in the honesty of politicians. A regular fool—One who stays out late every night. A pretentious fool—One who knows less and claims to know more than his neighbor. A clever fool—One who spends his money to be ealled a good fellow. A shrewd fool—The clown who gets paid for nonsense. April fools—Those who expected pleasant weather yesterday. _ (The following is the passenger list of the steamship City of Havana, from New York, Havana and Mexican ports: Emilio Meiners, Guillermo Ebert, Guine sindo Miranda, V. Wittstein and lady, Gen eral J. N. Zapata, Bernardo Labat, Luis Neren, Miguel Wilson. Mrs. T. Wilson, M. Mason, E. Moreno, M. Tibbon, F. Coblentz, A. Andes, S. Zernegai, Mr. Languisti and lady, J. K. Wernan and lady, Miss Jeannette Sroscher, F. Ernest, E. Ulrich, D. Wolfe, J. A. Pastoriza, R. Prior, L. Nobles, F. Mo ran, D. Sanchez, T. Cassino, M. Bonru. Mr. Shepard and child. W. T. Gross. J. N. Gnffeth, Baron G. Gostkowkv, W. S. Salter, G. Barron, A. Escandoc. E. P. (Smith, Mr. Cuevas, H. (lambs, L. Muratore. O. Pabino, H. D. Coleman. Henry Otis. Mr. \ ernon and !ady. Dr. Allen. The arrangements for the spring meet ing have been perfected and everything is now in readiness for the opening day. The Louisiana Jockey Club has been iqpst liberal in the matter of purses, and the im provements to the track, grand stand and grounds, furnish evidences of judicious ex penditure and regard for the wishes of the public. The track is in good order despite the heavy rains. The admirable system of drainage adopted by the club, and tho superior material of which the track made, have successfully defied the elements and the track, though heavy, is far better than others would be under the same cir cumstances. We make these remarks concerning the track, as we have a suggestion to offer, and do not wish this suggestion to be miscon strued by the gentlemen of the club. In view of the fact that the prevailing bad weather has rendered the approaches to the race course very muddy, and in eon sideration of the cirumstance that any open air exhibition daring this unseasonable weather would bo anything but enjoyable, it is to be hoped tjie suggestion of a post poneiuent will be taken in a kindly spirit. It is well kno wn and universally conceded that the managers of the Juckey Club have done all that could be done to make this meeting a success. They have a fine field of horses, the best stock in the country; their programme is raised, and promises the highest order of equine sport; the club is in entire readiness to make good all that has been claimed for it. But while it is admitted that the club is ready and pre pared, it may be urged on behalf of the public that more genial weather would en hance a thousand fold the pleasure of the equine contests. The ladies have been for days and weeks engaged in building up elaborate toilettes and anticipations expressly for the races, The most utterly mysterious bonnets have been elaborated, and the aforesaid gorgeous raiment and mystically constructed cephalic adornments agree not with Boreas and the vernal showers. Place aux James is a knightly motto, so, messieurs of the club, pray postpone yonr meeting till more favor able weather. It is announced that pools for the first day's racing will be sold this evening at Haw kins' ciubroom. It is to be hoped, however, that the kindly suggestion of the Repub lican for a postponement will be adopted, in which case the sale of pools will probably also be deferred. Personal. Supervising Architect Potter and Super, vising Inspector Oakhurst arrived in New Orleans Wednesday night. Their object is to determine certain questions on finishing the work in the Customhouse, now m charge of Superintendent Morse and Mr. Hannon, and a personal inspection is neces sary. United States Senator Cameron, of Penn, sylvania, accompanied by a number of other gentlemen, yesterday visited Gov ernor Kellogg at the State House. Ramon Cabrera. The secession of General Cabrera from the Carlist cause, which was accompanied by his earnest recommendation to Don Carlos to lay down his arms and make terms with King Alfonso, his cousin, is a matter of very great importance in the present crisis of affairs in Spain. Cabrera was edu cated for the priesthood in the University of Cervera. Born ia Catalonia in August, 1810, he was only twenty-threo years old when Ferdinand VII. died, leaving two daughters—the eldest ot whom, not quite three yeais old, then became Queen of Spain, and has since been known as Isa bella II. It is ber only son, now ia his eighteenth year, who, lately recalled from exile, is now in Madrid as Alfonso XII. Tbe death of Ferdinand VII. in Septem ber 1833, was the signal for a civil war, into which, flinging off his student's gown and abandoning the breviary for the sword, young Ramon Cabrera fluDg himself, in a most impetuous manner, at the head of a guerrilla troop. Early in the seventeenth century randson of Louis XIV. of France, having t>een placed on the throne of Spain, alter what is historically known as "the war of tho succession," ho introduced the Salic law, which had been in operation in France since the year 1316, the effect of which was absolutely to forbid the sceptre passing into female hands. After this Salic law had been on the stat ute book of Spain for more than a century. Ferdinand VII. secretly abolished it March, 1830, several montbt before the birth of his eldest daughter; but this was solemnly protested against by Don Carlos, bis brother, and other p.inces of the family, when it became known two T-ears later. On the death of Ferdinand, in September, 1830, Don Carlos declared himself sovereign tie jure, treating the abolition of the Salic law as absolutely null and void. Then began that strife for the sceptre in Spaiu, which, like the present, is called the Carlist war. It lasted from November, 1833, until March, 1839. In a short time the undaunted bravery and d< cidcd military tnlents of young Cabrera became so apparent that Don Car los gave himrank and advancement. In 1836 his mother and three sisters, having fallen into the hands of the Queen's troops (gen erally called the Christines), were executed under circumstances ot groat cruelty by General Mina, after which Cabrera gave no quarter, but had every prisoner shot, without trial or delay, and carried on the war in a most vindictive manner. In 1833 Don Carlos appointed him Lieutenant Gen eral and Governor of the provinces of Ara gon, Valencia and Murcia, cretting him Count de Morelia, and subsequently Duke de la Victoria. Alter Don Carios had retired from Spain Cabrera continued in the field, in an almost impregnable positR u in the midsi of the mountains of Catalonia and Aragon. Finally, in July, 1840, he was defeated by Espartero, and cr> - ing the frontier into France, was detained for a short time in the fortress of Ham. In 1842, still champion of "the lost cause," he wet appointed to the chief command of the (non-existent) Carlist army, lie made several attempts to renew the civil war in Spain, but tailed. Finally, finding an asylum in England, he married a young and beautiful heiress of that country, and, his own means being considerable, has lived happily ever since, so free from politics that he declined a command offered him by Don Carlos in the northeast of Spain. ^ The position of Cabrera, with rfpect to Spanish affairs, is peculiar. All through the Carlist war he fought rather for the abstract monarchical principle, on which the Salic law is based, than in favor of Don Carlos, who claimed the crown under it as the next male heir on the death of Ferdinand, his brother, without legitimate male issue. This made Cabrera remain in the field in 1839, after Don Carlos himself had quitted Spain and given oyer the contest for the crown. Cabrera, in fact, has never forgot ten the lesson of submission to and cham pionship of the Church which he learned in the university. This made him assure Don Carlos that. Alfonso having promised to restore the property, privileges and influ ence of the Church, he cow truly is "his most Catholic majesty," as his predecessors were for centuries, and that being what Spain wants, it is useless and foolish to carry on the civil war any longer. There are very many Spaniards who have the same opinion. It has been a-great discour agement to the Carlist combatants of the present time that Cabrera, whoso undaunted courage and chivalric loyalty are well known and highly valued, has objected, on principle, to take command in the guerrilla warfare of the present Don Carlos, who is the grandson ot the first pretender of that name and family .—Philadelphia Press. T 11 E NATCHITOCHES OUTRAGE A Card from Mr. Pochette. Editor Republican: In your statement of the assault recently made on me at Natchitoches, there are several trivial errors which I Bhall not con eume time to correct, as your artiole is cal culated to leave a fair impression on the public miud as to the main tacts. I am not wilting, however, to permit the following extract from your editorial to remain uncontradictcd : "To save his life, Mr. Puckette, bruised and suffering, fled to New Orleans to call on the Governor for protection." S ich is not the case. I remained Natchitoches for several days alter the oc curreuee, freely pursuing mv ordinary avo cations. I came to New Orleaus not to "seek sanctuary," but on business con nectcd with my office. I shall return home on Saturday, conscientiously and tear lessly, to discharge my duties as a citizen and official, relying for a just and favora ble verdict from a majority of my own peo ple, after a fair and impartial hearing. I am satisfied that the hostility to me is not personal, but instigated purely by selfish motives, entrenched behind a feeling of political proscription for opinion's sake, which has ' been sedulously cultivated by extreme men in my parish. I ask no special protection; no partisan sympathy; no governmental interference; no ostenta tious parade of the partisan persecution or petty social ostracism which may still pur sue me. I believe that the violent and vindictive spirit which has held sway in Natchitoches parish for several months will finally culminate in this effort to wrong the people. by crushing me, and that there will be a reaction in favor of peace and order as soon as the taxpayers see the "littlfl game" which is being played on them by their professed friends under cover of political zeal. Very respectfully, C. J. C. PUCKETTE. New Orleans, April 1,1875. a is The Approval of tbe Presidents Louisi ana Policy. It will be a source of deep satisfaction tr> the people who stand by the administra tion in its efforts to preserve the peace, enforce the laws and defend the rights of all the people from invasion, to know that the Senate of the United States has spoken its warm approval of the action of President Grant in sustaining good government in Louisiana. The resolution of approval has proved the most troublesome question that has been presented for the consideration of the minority. On its merits there could be uo opposition to it, and yet the Democrats in both branches have labored and hoped to impress upon the public mind the opinion that Congress does not sustain the Presi dent in his Louisiana policy. The last session ended in a way that really gave a coloring of truth to tbe claim of the minor ity, that the majority had become demoral ized and had ceased to be in harmony with the President. While the real facts would not justily such a conclusion, it was lor the interest of the minority to create such an impression. To this end orators and presses on that side have labored diligently. The passage of the Anthony resolution would at once dispel this mist and fog and reveal the truth. A pronounced approval by the Senate in this case was to be dreaded by the opposition. Its power to befog and mislead the popular mind would be broken when the Senate shonld pronounce a de cided, emphatic and unreserved approval ot the course pursued by the President in Louisiana. The question was met, filibus tered, opposed and covered with all the sophistry that Democratic ability and inge nuity could devise. Senator Kernan made his maiden senatorial effort in opposition to this resolution. He questioned its wis dom and legitimacy, but approached the discussion of its merits and bearing upon the welfare of Louisiana and its justice to the executive of the nation with marked caution. Th'seooflict was really made the occasion for much fog raising and dust throwing to delude the popular mind and save tbe Democratic party lrom the serious corsequencrs of tho passage of the resolu tion. Senator Thiuman, who is the drill offi cer of the minority in the Senate, rehearsed portions of Ids former speeches on Louisiana affairs, but when he attempted to grapple with tbs Anthony resolution on its mente he seemed greatly perplexed and embar rassed. To take the converse of the proposi tions contained in the resolution was to place himself in an nnfavorable light before the countrv as an aspirant for the Presi dency, while to permit it to be passed with out a show of resistance would throw him out of partisan line. Here was a dilemma that was full of annoyance and difficult to get over. However, after literally exhausting their ingenuity, sophistry and eloquence, the mi nority was forced to succumb, and the resolution passed by a strict party vote. In this result the country is made to under stand that a Republican Senate yields its hearty approval - the action of the Presi dent in sust Jniug the existing government of Loffisiana, and s: -tiring peace and quiet ins ad of riot and bloodshed. To the Re publican organization of tbe nation this action adds renewed strength, courage and confidence. It wi'l now move on in har mony, trusting the selection of a presiden tial candidate for the next term to the good sense and sound judgment of the people, determined to triumph at the ballot box and secure the country against Democratic, White League and State rights domination in its government.— Washington National Republican. Louisiana Jockey Club Races. The New York World, of March 28, has the following horse talk concerning the spring races to commence in this city to-morrow: • Next Saturday tbe racing season may be said to begin with the spring meeting ol the Louisiana Jockey Club at New Orleans. The meeting continues six days, during which eighteen events will be decided, for which the club hangs up $10,900 in the shape ot added money and purses. The meeting will no doubt be a success. The tir ed events are the Pickwick stakes, mile heats, for threeyeir-olds; the Louisiana stakes, two-mile h( *•., for four-year-olds; and tbe Fortuna stakes, a mile and a half, for three-year-olds. They will bring ont repri >entativea from E -con's, Cottrill's, Jennings', Stone's, Web' m's and Rice's .bles. The - ce for the Louisiana stake should be between Jennings' Ballinkeel, Ci .frill's Bonaventsre and Bannerette, Stone's Colonel Nelligan and Conner's S'- mpede. Cottiil* sL ould win the two three year-old stake:, age't t anything that may start, if his horses run in anything like the form thev showed at the recent meeting in Mobile, wnen out of six i .ces they won five, he not having an entry in the sixth, which was a walk over. His victories were dash of a mile for three-year-olds with Winifred (by Daniel Boone out of a Sov ereign mare), she also winning a race of mile heats on the same day—the first raoe in 1:5), the mile heats in 1:54Ik and 1:52^. The second day Bonaventure von a tflfeh of a mile and a half in 2:51 Vs, and on the third day Bannarette beat L'mestone and Granger two miles in 3:52. Puss Brodnax won the Consolation mile in l:52lfe. For the purses and hurdle races at New Or leans, the stables of C. T. Howard, L. A. Hitchcock, Barton it Nedlinecr, H. Van Liew, A. M. Burton, E. Warwick, M. Welch, F. O. Minor, T. Clark, W. H. Wil liamson, E. Harrison and two or three others will furnish the contestants. The track is said to be in excellent order, and as business has sprung up a little in the Crescent City, the club hopes to have a paying meeting. Captain Billy Conner will as usual act as clerk of the coarse and starter. BY TELEGRAPH. THE MINERS. A Reign of Terror in the Upper Lehigh— Lawless Acta of the Strikers. Hazleton, Pa., April 1.—The excitement at Upper Lehigh yesterday during the raid of the miners was intense,"and during the>r stay there was a perfect reign o" terror. It seems that they divided their force belore entering the town, some coming at the east end and others at the west, thus cutting off the retreat of the citizens. Shots were fired indiscriminately without any orde many of the crowd being intoxicated. At the hotel a violent demonstration was made. The rioters went through the bouse, endeavoring to force toe landlord and boarders to join their ranks. Some of the inmates took refuge in a cellar, while others escaped through the back door. The com pany's store was also attacked. The super intendent and clerks escaped, bat the rioters fired shots into the building. Persons riding along the highway were stopped, and were fired at when they refused to join. The mob expected from Schuylkill county did not reach Andenried. Riots are re ported at Ashland, with the loss of several lives. All quiet here now. WASHINGTON. The Debt Statement. Washington, April 1.— The debt state* ent shows a decrease of over $3,500,000. Coin nnd .C urrency. Coin in the treasury, $84,000,000; cur rency, $5,000,000. Sale of Postage Stamps. Postal stamps sold during the present ? narter exoeed those for the quarter ending lecember over $250,000. The Grant Parish Case. The argnment on the Grant parish case will be concluded by Reverdy Johnson and Attorney General W illiams. Treasury Disbursements. The treasury disbursement for all sources exclusive ot ~ the payments made on the interest or principal of tbe publio debt dur ing March was $12,290 693. Tbe Grant Parish Case la the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court was occupied to day in the hearing of arguments in the cele brated Grant parish ease, involving the constitutionality of the enforcement act of May 31,1870. Solicitor General Phillips addressed the court in behalf of the government, and Messrs. R. H. Marr, of Louisiana, and David Dudley Field, of New York, in be half of the defendants. The argumer t of Mr. Phillips was of a legal and tcoh' ' <al nature, entirely contending that the United States Congress had the power to pass laws to enforce the provisions of the constitu tional amendments, and that the indictment in the Grant parish case was legal and regular, and not detective as claimed in the lower court. Mr. Marr and Mr. Field added very much to tbe interest of tlieir legal arguments by considering also the political questions in volved. Mr. Marr instanced the fact that all the amendments to the constitution from the first to the eleventh had been in tended to prohibit the gbneral government from the exercise of certain powers. The thirteenth, fourteenth and filteenth amend ments only restricted tbe States from exer cising certain powers. The rights of the States remained as before, with the exception of the restrictions contain! d these amendments. The amend ments were leveled not against indi viduals but against the States. Congress, under them, had no power to enforce or at' tempt to enforce punitive measures against individuals in a State. He said to the court that the continuance of tbe State govern ments and tbe liberties of the people were at m Mr. Field's argument was eloquent and impressive. II i said the whole purpose and motive Of the late amendments was to raise the freedmen to an equality with the whites. When the war was over and its results made plain there were two courses open. One was to take blacks specifically under the protection of tbe federal government, and the other was the course which was adopted, to declare that the States in the' undoubted power to regulate their own affairs should not do certain things. The amendments al' conceded the plen ary power ot the States in cert Jn matters which had always pertained to them. If it was otherwise, if the view of the other side was to prevail, then the whole domain of personal and political rights was transferred to the federal gov' eminent. The amendments gave Congress the power to carry out their provisions by appropriate legislation—appropriate is a word of limitation, and the legislation enacted must not be of a nature prohibited by other portions of the constitution, pro hibited either positively or by implication, In this connection he relerred to the decision of the Supreme Conrt nulli fying the act of Congress taxing the salaries of the State judges which the court held to be impliedly unconstitutional. The object of the constitution is not to build up a great central government at Washington, out to preserve the rights of all tbe members of that government. He also alluded to the fr >:t that all tbe earlier amendments to tho constitution were in tended to prevent the encroachments of the federal power on the rights of the States. The natural language of the late amend ments does not justify any such legislation as the enforcement act. He maintained that the plain inierence is that the States must do some act to abridge the rights and immunities guaran teed by the amendments before Con gress and undertake to enact any legis lation. Tho constitution said no State should pass an ex post facto law. Here were prohibitions to the powers ot the State, just as in late amendments, bat CoDgre6shad never <? -earned of undertak ing to enact legislat'on on these subjects. This was too plain to be answered, and an action by a Stats is do ground for congres sional actior. Pennsylvania and Massachu setts had for a long time no courts of equity. Would anyone undertake to say that Con gress could have provided courts of equity for those States. The whole duty of Con gress under these amendments is to provide for enforcing the nullity of any State laws in derogation of them; to stop the execution of snch laws. Justice Miller asked Mr. Field, if his argu ment was correct, if Congress had no right to pass any affirmative legislation, what | remedy would have accrued to the Ken tucky negroeB whose cases were recently before the court? Mr. Field said he did not know the case. Mr. Justice Bradley explained that the negroes had been deprived of the right to vote through the neglect or refusal of the State officers to take from them the poll tax which they had tendered, and the ne groes had sought their remedy under the enforcement act. Mr. Justice Miller said the State had passed no law denying tbe right to these men, and, therefore, under the view of Mr. Field they would be without any redresa. Mr. Field said they had the same remedy as white men; they could enter their suit in the State courts for damages. He said also, that i^WO.OOO voters could not secure the rights to which they had been declared entitled then that is the best argument thev are not worthy of them. If the court, he said, adjudged this enforcement act to be appropriate legislation, then there is no end to the legislation which Congress mav at tempt. Perhaps such States as New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania need not be alarmed by this, but there were many of the smaller States which would be crushed between the upper and nether millstone. If you assert tub' power in Congress, then the States hold all the rights, the lives and liberties of their citizens at the will of fluctuating majorities in Congress. He would despair of his oountry if such a doctrine waa to prevail. No man in his senses can believe that any other than a off the re monarchial government can exist in a territory of the extent of ours, if local self government is to be de stroyed. The moment that «t is decided that the States have no rights except snch as are subject to the will of fluctuating majorities in Congress, then this court may exercise its fnnetions for a few years longer, but it will, in a short time, give way to the new order ot things. He knew that it was not likely that any more laws of this character would be made in this generation, bat these laws, which are now on the statute books, must be construed. lie concluded with a glowing appeal to the court to so decide that the rights of the States would be pronounced just as they were when the oldest member of the court took his seat, except, of course, as restricted by the amendments. Let it still be as from the dawn of our history, "E Pluribus Unum." These words had been borne upon our flag in every battle on the land and the sea. They were witne«ses of the past and pledges of the future. He would have them written in this courtroom and in every State Capitol of this land. NEW YORK. of of The Mitehel Parade. New York, April 1.—A meeting of dele gates of Irish societies has determined that the Mitehel parade should take place on the eleventh of April. Settled. The differences between the Great Wes tern and Grand Trunk railways have been adjusted. Prospect of a Revelation at Paaaiaa. Panama advices indicate a revolution over the Presidential election. Beecher ea the Staad — "ripawln* ler Wiad." Beecher was on the stand in the scandal case to-day. His testimony thus far is irrelevant to the scandal, being for the greater part a history of bis career as an editor and a theologian. FOREIGN. The Carlisle Demoralized. Madrid, April 1. — The Carlists have hoisted flags of truce at Renteria and Oya zan, and are fraternizing with the govern ment troops. General Cabrera has written to Don Carlos deolaring the decree issued bv the latter, depriving him of his honors, would bj the best justification of his course he could have, if he needed any. One hun dred Carlists hare been oaptured at Mau *Isia. What Childers Thinks of America. London, April 1.—Mr. Childers, speaking at Pontefraot last night, gave an account of his last American tour. He spoke in terms of high eulogy of the Americans. The United States, he thought, was probably the most properous country in the world. He estimated that in fifty years it would contain 150,000,900 inhabitants. While the progress of England was necessarily lim ited, he foroibly presented reasons why England should seek the friendship and alliance of the United States. The Faraday A*aln. The Faraday leaves Sunday to complete the laying of the direct cable. # Decrease of Revenue. s reported the budget will show a de crease in revenue of £2,500,COO. Financial Troubles In Berlin. A special dispatch to the Post, from Ber lin, says a financial crisis is feared there. Settlements on the Bourse are effected with great difficulty. There have been twenty-eight failures, and two persons have committed snicide in eonseqnence of finan cial reverses. The German War en the Reman Cathelicn. A special from Berlin to tbe Post reports that eighty ecclesiastics are at present im prisoned in Posen alone. It is rumored that the government has arrested the papal delegate who has been secretly administer ing the arohbishoprio of Posen since the arrest of the incumbent. Conchas' Charge, against Joveils r. A Madrid dispatch says that among the specifications in Concha's charges against Jovellar is one that, when Concha was Captain General of Cuba, he had ocoasion to send General Riquelme home for insub ordination. When the latter returned to Spain, Jovellar, who had become Min ister ot War, approved his eondnot and subsequently promoted him. The govern ment finds it difficult to defend Jovellar from these accusations. An old Spanish law prohibits the appoint ment of an ex-Governor of a olony to any E nblie post until a formal inquiry has been ad into his past administration. It is un derstood that in Senor Jouvellar's ease no such inquiry has taken place since his return from Cuba, and this circumstance may be used as a pretext for his withdrawal from the ministry. The Carlists In Santander. Paris, April 1.—Advices from Spain state a force of Carlists have entered the province of Santander and will be followed by Don Carlos and the bulk of the army. It is supposed they are trying to penetrate to i-stile. Hew Uruguay Proposes to Pay its Debta. Rio Janeiro, April 1.—A dispatch from Montevideo announces that tbe Uruguayan Chambers have passed a decree suspending the payment of interest on the public debt, and providing for tbe redemption of the * debt by the issue of new paper at a forced price. It is added that the foreign repre sentatives have protested against the de cree, and the situation is critical. MISCELLANEOUS. Rhode laand Belting Repnblicnns. Providence, April 1.— A meeting of Re publicans opposed to the action of the late Republican convention nominated Roland A. Hazard for Governor. It is supposed the prohibitionists will adopt the candidates ot the meeting. The Tndd County Hn.Klux. Louisville, March 31.—The trial of the Todd county Kn-Klux is being pressed to day without interruption or trouble. Ev ery thing is quiet. The company of State militia from this city is being reoalled, the citizens of Todd oonnty having formed a company of militia, under command of County Attorney Bristow, a brother of the Secretary of tbe Treasury. A Migratory State Capital Knjataed. Charleston, W. Va., April l.-Jndge Wait has enjoined the removal of tho capital to Wheeling until the courts have an oppor tunity to pass upon the law. Can-Can Vindicated. Philadelphia, April 1.—The jnrv in the can can case against the Varieties Theatre declared it not a nuisance. The Floating Ice. Williamsport, Pa., April I.—The ice above this place has broken np and is now passing down qnietly on eleven feet flood. A considerable quantity «f logs, estimated at 100,000 per hour, have been going down since six o'olock this morning. They are supposed to have come oat of Pine Creek. All the anticipated danger at this place is now over. The gorge which tonned last evening three miles below Lewisbnrt; stilt remains. There are some parts of the town tinder water. Families living in the low part of town have moved out, but if the gorge does not break by the time the Glen Union gorge, which passed Lockhaven early this morning, reaches there, it is feared great destruction will ensue. The longer the gorge remains there the more excited the people become, and the more danger of de vastation. Reports from Lockhaven say the Glen Lnion gorge passed them nicely at five 1 c ;?— morning, and no danger is now anticipated. * The Gibson Coaaty Sharpshooters. Memphis, April 1.— The trial of the Gib son county Kn-KInx will commence in the tqownroip on rotnrm msk] ~~~~