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THE COUNTRY PRESS.
"This parish is lively-we said it last week and we say It again for the pur pose of impressing the fact upon our eread.7 Were it not for political excitement which brings a number of our good citizens together occasionally to discuss the situation, this would be the dullest parish we ever saw or lived in."-(West Sao og ugar Planter. Business and trade are at a lower ebb in AlexandriII than at any time since the late unpleasantness has pretended to come to a close. Ih fact we oant re 'member the time that there were so many vacant and unrented stores with @Ut a business tenant. We believe the were and early certainty of the Nicholls government will cure all these hard sleess drawbacks, and all will revive ad be prosperous again.,f Alexandria Democrat. White labor increases every year in Louisiana, but it could and ought to in crease a great deal more rapid y, and no doubt would if proper inducements were held out to this class of immigrants; but the trouble is that our planters use all their means and efforts in this direction to induce colored laborers to come among us. If they would induce white f~ami as to come, divide their planta tions Into small farms and sell or lease them to them, the country would be more prosperous, and we would all be 'benefited thereby.- I Bichiand Beacon. We do not propose to labor heavily on the political question hereafter. Articles profound, sensational or other wise on the "Southern Policy," the Packard pretence or the Nicholls regime, ,are alike unavailing so far as they tend to promote harmony or satisfy the pub lie appetite for information. When the leading Democrats have .oompleted their Infamous work of com promise, whereby we get a Governor, In name, without the legislative muscle either at home or at the National capi Ial, to assist in carrying out the reform pictured in our book of principles (?) we shall undoubtedly, mention it-as the grand result of the final struggle of the great Democratic party.-[Port Vincent Triune. We have heard of several acts of row dyism in this vicinity recently, which are degrading to manhood and unwor thy of civilization. We trust the grand jury has, during its session, fully inves tigated the reprehensible practice of carrying concealed weapbns now so much indulged in; but it behooves the M. Rood and law-abiding citizens of Union ts to so direct public opinion hat all acts of recklessness which en danger the peace and well being of so olety may disappear from among us. It is true that it Is in the very nature of Man to have differences, but when these differences occur let them be settled by the friends and neighbors, or, as a last resort, in the courts at law. These things can be brought about by the thinking people of every neighborhood. -(Union Record. It is now certain that Nicholls, elect ed Governor of the State of Louisiana, Will remain Governor. Hayes' policy is known, Hayes' honesty cannot be doubted; the commission sent by him into the State do not come to impose Packard and his gang upon us. The reign of the odious carpet-bagger is over and Louisiana once again given to Louisianians. All well, say certain Northern jour nals, but there is danger of a reaction Sof a revival of old ante bellum ideas and of the old ante bellum planting aris tocracy. Such a danger is absurd. The middle class of whites, a class which before the war scarcely amounted to anything, has risen and become, through its num bers, work and force. It is to-day the people of Loulsiana.-iSt. James Louis The wonderful commission sent down here by Hayes' Cabinet have been gacheeing around New Orleans all week. On Tuesday they made a proposition to have the Legislature, as formed by the Returning Board, assemble and re count the votes for Governor and State ofoiers. That was a luminous idea for men to come so far to bring forth. Leave the settlement of the political difficulties in Louisiana to the tools of the Returning Board forsooth I Either that the commission is a set of - asses, or else they suppose the peopie of Louisiana are a pack of fools. The very proposition is an insult in Itself. Away with all such nonsense I Nicholls is Governor of Lousisana, and so will he remain until displaced * by a military Governor, or a successor ihonestly elected to succeed him.- IThi hndanr ~AntinaL There is now no doubt that the Nich olls government is a fixed fact. Not withstanding there is a commission to arrive who are charged with some sort of powers from the President, there will be nothing done that can effect the va lidity of the government of the people's choice. Nicholls is Governor, and like Hampton of South Carolina, he is going to be Governor or be General. The fraudulent President does not desire any other solution of the Southern caee, and erea if he did he would not dare to in terfere with the established and recog nised government of the people. The whole nation, from Maine to Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific, are disgusted with the carpet-bag, negro governments of the Sout h, and we can sately promise that they will be known no more in this land during our day and time. Our people can prepare to rejoice, "eat drink and be merry," and celebrate the passover of their deliver acne from the bondage of eight years of .carpet-bag negro rule.-[Minden Demo The gods certainly make men mad they wish to destroy. The local Radi cal fairly howls over the chance be eemo to find for " Packard's recogni Von," when, should such ocour, it would be a sad day for them. It is hardly any use to be "mealy Imouthed" with this class of filthy thieves. They have so long disgraced feeling of manhood that treating with any feeling of consideration y superfluous. u ecognition means, in plain the death of every rural thief, g. wh# i goes into exetacies for that ,Qgmmlb gtB;,ust as certain as the ." ~ i of thi 8tot don't pro se oc hsit if they Insist on Packard they can have i him-with a limb sad a rope thrown in, This is no idle foolishness-it's gospel truth.--[Natchitoches Vindicator. SPRING DRESSEM* same Pretty Rhetoric and Figures. To the Editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer : You answered yesterday a question, asked by "Two Lady Readers, When was the proper time for making a change from a winter to a spring toilet? " very sarcastically. Now, would you allow a lady subscriber to give her views and advice on the question? It depends al most entirely upon the climate in which a person may reside. Because we in Cincinnati and vicinity consider velvet bonnets too heavy for the warm April days, and substitute a straw, it is by no means necessary that a New England belle should do the same when the snow lies upon the hill-side, and the rude blast would disdain a lighter drapery than a cashmere or merino. It would be as out of taste as to find the arbutus creeping from its sheltering covert with a snow storm whirling by or the brook violets budding by an ice-bound stream. Then, again our fair neighbors of the South are already enjoying their thin dresses and lace bonnets; but they have also their jasmine and their myrtles. Yes, that suggests a pleasant thought. Let the flowers be your barometers, girls, and when the wind is stilled, and the sunshine and sky invite them forth, it is time for the loveliest of your spring array. But one word of caution, "one violet does not make a summer." I also wish to say a reproving word with regard to the extravagance to which our ladies are giving way more and more. It is true a man must now adays take many things into consider ation before he asks a lady to marry him. There is not only housekeeping to be thought of, but Madame's ward. robe, which must be renewed and added to with every quarter's settle ment or salary. The expenses which "outward adornment" creates are re markable, and look startling, particu larly when we consider that many a wife whose husband is on a cleok's or bookkeeper's salary expects all the season's "necessities." Deduct a spring outfit, usually about $200. from $1500 per annum, and add as much more for summer, autumn and winter a tangos united, and supposing the house ex penses to be conducted in the same style, it would not take more than two years to break a man's spirit and ruin his peace at home. Debts would creep in and accumulate under such a regime, and poor Mr. Micawber's fate may be re-enacted by his wife while her hus band waits in vain for "something to turn up" to relieve him of his embar rassment. But there is another point-the lavish expenditure upon the dresses of chil dren. How much prettier and infinitely more child-like is a child when dressed in simple lawn or merino, a pretty staw hat and good street shoe or slipper than those decked like so many ballet dancers I There, now, I am done "being dread ful," and hope the ladies will act upon my advice. Au revoir. PEARL. CHARLEY TIENAN. The here of the wt. Louis Fire. [Oinoinnati Enquirer I The hero, this time, was a gambler. He taught the saints heroism, the right ecous tenderness, the godly Pharisees self-sacrifice, and died a martyr to the noblest Impulses. Charley Tienan was a gambler at No. 01 South Fifth street, St. Louis, in the neighborhood of the Southern Hotel. He was among the first to reach the fiery scene, and, with sublime gallantry and unsurpassed fear lessness, rushed to the rescue of the helpless women and children imprisoned by smoke and flame, and helpless from fright. The founder of the Christian re ligion said: "Greater love bath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." But Charley Tienan was willing to lay down his life, not for his friends, for they knew him not; not merely for strangers, but for those who would scorn to recognize him on the street. Again and again he rushed into the maelstrom of fire, each time saving a life. He had rescued several women from the jaws of death, and was looking for another to save, when the ladder on which he depended for his own life was moves to another window. He returned from his long look for another opportu nity for divine kindness to find that he, too, was on the brink of death. Suffo cation and flames were behind, and forty feet beneath was the cruel sIde walk. He cre pt out upon the window sill and leaped for the nearest ladder. His hands barely touched the "rounds," and the casket of that heroic spirit fe'll forty feet-to death. Men say his life was not proper, but none of the men who say so will die so noble a (leath. Diviner instincts could not be implanted in human breast, and gleaming out of that terrible fire shine those last two noble hours of the life of (Charley Tienan and his consecrated death. "He warn't no saint., but at Judgment-day I'd tate my chance with Jim. "Longeide som' pious gentlemen who wouldn't ehook hands with him." Real Estate Reaching Its Actual Cash Basis. [New York Graphic.] Bome of the recent losses felt in real estate transactions go to show more than ever the necessity of arriving at a steady uniform market, an approach to which is gradually being made. They also demonstrate the fact that real es tate speculation, and the ownership of real estate, does not necessarily imply that speculators and owners are the most fortunate people in the world, so far as the possession of property of money value is concerned. That there is a growing demand, with the mending of affairs generally, for bringing into the smallest compass pos sible inflated values that have hereto fore existed, is too apparent to admit of questioning. It may be said that the admonitions of this demand were chiefly from the upper portions of this city so far as city property is concerned, and to a considerable extent this may have been true at the first symptoms of re trenchment, but it has now become ap plicable to all real estate transactions and ownership, with a few exceptions. In this connection it is worthy of note that thirty-two lots of land situated be tween two of the principaj avenues of the city, which were purchased four years ago at a cost of $640, 000, and upon which the expenses and taxes have since amounted to nearly $200,000, are now considered to be worth but $320 000-an estimated loss of $500,000 in iour years. Another instance is that of the recent sale of seven lots of land on one of the princi palstreets of thelcty at $100 oi lt whic y oat the oanr ti eshd tou rr ý:,4 ; ýsaa g old for $215,000, and the expenses since have added to that amount $100,000 more, yet to-day they are valued at but $75,000 on a fair appraisement, and it Is said would bring $15,000 less than that sum if there should be a forced sale of them. These figures, which represent by no means isolated cases, show the tendency of real estate to reach its actual cash basls, which can result only in a firmer market in the end. AKUSEXENTS. ST. PATRICK'S HALL- To-night and to morrow night will see the last perform anees of H1ealy's Irish Minstrels and McEvo y's Bibernica which have been delighting large audlences throughout the week at St. Patrick's Hall. Few of our play-goers havo not yet enjoyed this chaste entertainment, and those who failed to do so will, in all probability, throng the great hall to-night and to morrow to give the show that eclat which it justly deserves at the close of the short season for which it was se cured. The price of admission is only fifty cents, children half price, which makes the entertainment the cheapest, in proportion to its worth, that we have seen for a long time. r ACADEMY or Music.- Lemons.- The first performance of "Lemons," John B. Bunion's adaptation of Julius Rosen's comedy of "Die Citronen," occurred at the Academy last night before a large audience. One of the great qualities of the comedy is that the entire plot is the occurences of a single day, and the play is presented with the same scenery throughout-the country seat of Olym pia Brinkerhoff. This scene is a model of the scenic artist and stage manager taste and talent, and is the best thing of its kind that we have yet seen at the Academy, upon whose management it reflects great credit. "Lemons" is one of those plays which it is impossible to analyze, except at great length, owing to its intricate and eccentric situations. It is the story of a good mother whose only failing is to be easily flattered, and is lead into the belief that she has not yet ceased to please, and of a young lawyer, in love with her daughter of course, whp con tinues to serve his own purposes by en couraging the silly propensities of his would-be mother-in-law. This is as much as we can say without becoming inextricably mixed up in the delight fully woven web of the charming argu ment, which is humorous,witty, spright ly elegant and chaste. The comedy.is a hit. With such a play to present-with little or no time to study the vivacious dialogue, full of repartee, the exquisite and intricate situations-the Academy troupe had more than an ordinary task before them, It is, therefore, quite natural that they should not nave been as perfect as they might under better circumstances. We were never theless once more confirmed in our belief that Miss Wilmot is never better than in light coquettish parts like Kate Brinkerhof. Roland Reid in the light eccentric, like Olen. Buffing ton, and Mr. Power, as leading young man, like Fred May, Cinnie Thompson as Claire Buffington, and Walter Kelly as Tom Brinkerhoff, were also very good. We expect to see all much better to night when they shall have mastered their lines and stage business. We advise our readers to pay a visit to the Academy to enjoy this treat. A GRAN) FIREMEN'S FESTIVAL.- The grand ilrernes's festival to be given on Sunday next by St. Bernard Fire Corn pany No. 1 and Pelican Hook and Ladder Company No. 4, at the Fair Grounds, will be the first firemen's fes tival of the season. Those of our read ers who attended the festival of these companies last year will agree with us that it was a most enjoyable affair. Next Sunday's affair will be made even pleasanter, and will comn prise a grand pigeon shooting match, foot races, pony races, mule, hose car riage butcher wagon races; grand match footrace between Wm. Stevenson, of No. 8, and Wm. Brooks, of the same company; a grand match truck race between Lafayette Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 and Pelican No. 4, and the whole to conclude with dancing on the platform, or in the "Art Building," as circumstances may require. "Nos INTIMnS."-The "Association Dramatique Orleanaise" rang up the curtain for their thirteenth com plimentary entertainment, on Satur day last, before one of the largest and most appreciative audiences ever gathered within the Opera House walls. The play selected was one of the liveliest productions of the sparkling Sardou, "N os Intimes." and the full comedy strength of tbe club was brought out in the cast. The char aeter pe'rsonations of Mr. John Davis (Dr. Tholosan) and Mr. H. Dessommes (Marecat) were inimitable, while Mr. ErA ar Pille as (Jaussade, and Mr. J. M. Uressy anrl Mrs. Repetto-Rossi, respect ively as Maurice and Gecile (Jaussade, sustained their parts as finished actors. Indeed, the great scene between the two latter characters in the third act was rendered in a manner which would reflect credit upon the best of profes sional actors. The other parts were renziered in an equally creditable manner, and if we have taken the liberty of particulariz- ing in the above instances it is in no spirit of invidiousness, hut merely be cause the parties named were so fortu nate as to be cast to roles affording more scope for the display of histrionic telatnt The Races To-day. To-day's meeting will be one of the greatest events in the history of the Louisiana Jockey Club. There are four races and not a bad herse entered in any. For the first race, one mile and a quarter, Jack Hardy, Bob Woolley, Kil burn and Verdigris are entered. They have all won races during the present meeting, and the prettiest kind of a brush can be expected. The entries in the second race, OCt trill stakes, three-year olds, one an i a half miles, are King William, Cottrili's entries, Gay's entry, Com. Parisot, Ella Rowett, Lynchburg Filly, Cora Linn and John Campbell. The third race, consolation race, one mile, has for entries Coronella Belle Barkley, Woodland and Maria tarnes. The event of the day is the fourth race, four mile heats, and for the purse the following named horses will contest: Tae Nipper, George Lumine, Buss But ler and Uncle Tom. ` Large Diameods. Only six very large diamonds are known in the world, and they are called "paragons." Their names are "Koh-i noor" (in the possession of Queen Vic toria), "The 8tar of the South," "Be g efit," or "Pitt" diamond, the "Great Austriu," the "OrioN," or "Great Bus aisin" an the iBorneo." T. T l atteri.e CITY AFFAIRS. THE l11H JOINTS. The Autonomy of Louisiana Moon to be Ad JusteGl. The Commission yesterday took a re cess from their labors and rested from work. Some of the most devout visited the churches, and those not so inclined remained most of the day in the San Carlos. Nothing like business was transacted, but several callers were re ceived, who entered rather into a gen eral conversation than upon the topic of politics. From the present outlook, however, it is patent that the bottom is out of Packard's case, and that even the Com mission appreciate that fact. Monday morning's session of the Nicholls Leg islature will, it is very probable, show a recognized quorum. Intimations thrown out IN (JOMMIHItON U1IfOLEtS show that the arrangement acquiesced in by the Democratic caucus Saturday night, and to be ratified this morning by the members of the Legislature, has fully answered every request of the Commission and this body will so re port to the president. In an interview with Gov. Brown, last night, he stated to a reporter of the DEMORAT that the members would not leave until their labors had been completed, and that the Commission had no intention of quiting the city until that time. He could not say whether they would visit Washington or not. It depended entire ly upon events. FROM OUTSIDE SOURCES it was gleaned that to-day the prospects are more than ordinarily bright for four or five acquisitions from the St. Louis Hotel, in pursuance of the adjustment olloy, or rather the surrender of Packard's henchmen, and an election of an United States Senator in the legal House of Representatives. It looks very much like a speedy set tlement of the legislative matter and a consequent breaking up of the Packard gang. Packard himself is reported to be unusually suspicious of some of his old supporters, and doubtful as to their loyalty to him. The steady advance of Louisiana con sols since the report of these prospee tive desertions of these five or six mem bers of the rump would seem to give an air of greater probability to the report, for bonds are now fully five points above what they were ten days ago. IT WAS LATE LAST NIGHT before the many members of the Re publican party left the St. Charles ro tunda, which seems to have unusual attractions for them. Ex-Gov. War moth was on hand, discussing the situ ation, as also were Dr. Southworth. Gen. Hugh J. Campbell and others. There was evidently considerable corn motion in the Radical camp lest night, and the uneasiness displayed by the "faithful" betokened coining disaster. A SUICIDE AFTER ALL. Drift of the Auetopyy and Inquemt Over schwrigertM Ilody. The body of C. Sehwoigert, who was found dead, with a bullet hole through his heart, at the New Ltko End, on Sat urday, was yesterday removed to his late residence, corner of St. Peter and White streets. At 5 o'clock in the evening Dr. Rance and City Physician Schumacher held the autopsy and inquest, and the jury returned a verdict of suicide. The evidence elicited before the cor oner's jury went to show that the pistol found in the possession of the deceased was his own, it having been made a present to him qome months ago by his step-son; that the deceased suffered terribly from an indolent ulcer on the right leg, and that he was a man that drank very hard. It is also stated that about a year ago Scbwei gert attempted to commit suicide on the Old Basin, between Broad and White streets, by cutting himself with an axe. He was discovered after hav ing inflicted a slight wound and taken home, where be recovered. Regarding the peculiar position of the pistol, it is thought that as it was some time before the police arrived to take charge of the body, that some one of the crowd had taken it out of the hands of the deceased, disarranged the cylin der and then placed it in the position in which it was found, with the hammer between the caps. A SUNDAY AIGHT SHOOTING AFFRAY. Cornelus Clark Shot In the Abdomen and Slangerously Wounded. At 10 o'clock last night, on Calliope street, between Locust and Magnolia Jno. Ruffin made a nearly successfuf attempt to usher a fellowman into eter nity on an uncommonly short notice. His victim was a negro named Cornelius Clark, and from the manner in which he is shot it looks as if Ruffin's wish will be gratified. It appears these men, who are both negroes, had a previous difficulty, but so far as the wounded man was con cerned, it had been AMICABLY SETTLED. But from Ruffin's deed last night, it looks as if the affair, so far as he was concerned, had been left in statu quo, and he wishing to have the mAtter set tled at once, repaired to (Clark's house and called him out on the banquette. Clark, on recognizing the former's voice, declined to comply with the re quest. The latter seeing that his man would not face him on the banquette, told him that he was a coward. This was more than Clark could stand, so he opened his door and told Ruffin that he had better get away from there or he would PUT HIM AWAY. He had no sooner made this threat than Ruffin drew his revolver and fired one shot, the ball taking effect in the left side of Clark's abdomen. The accused, as soon as he had fired the shot, threw his revolver into the street and beat a hasty retreat. Later in the night he was arrested and looked up in the Second Precinct Station. The wounded man was attendediby Dr. Drew, who pronounced the wound very dangerous. The revolver used by Ruffin was afterwards found and was a Smith & Wesson, No. 32 calibre. MSRTALLY WOUNDED. wast the esrtem Uareka Ureagh from Perktas' Lmadlag. The steumboat Eureka, which arrived hem. s re~:Itit oondition that it was impossible for him even to give his name. It was learned from parties on the boat that the wound ed man goes by the name of Jack, and that he had been employed ditching with a gang of other men atPerkins' Landing, Bayou Lafourohe. That while thus en gaged he became involved in a difficulty with one of the men laboring with him, whose name they did not remember, and this party shot him. The man who did the shooting was almost immediately arrested after the consummation of the deed and lodged in the Parish Jail. Jack was conveyed to the Charity Hospital by Capt. iourke, where his wound was examined by the physician of the ward, who pronounced it mortal. ICING OF CONFIDENCE MEN. J. 3. Urtdesasm on Hils way to Missis Mippi to Answer for HNi Crimes. Last evening' Mr. Henry 0. Me-ers, sheriff of Marshall county, Mississipyl, brought to this city on the steamer R. B. Lee a man named J. B. Bridegam, whom he arrested in Baton Rouge on a requisition from the Governor of that state. From what is known of Bridegam he certainly deserves the title of king of confidence men, as will be seen by a perusal of the following: Some few months ago this chap turned up in Holly Springs as MWr. James Hostetters, and after becoming acquainted with the people he pur chased a drug store and gave his notes in payment of same. He had hardly purohase I the store, when, one even ing, he borrowed $100 from a druggist, who was a neighbor of his, and gave him a check on the Holly Springs Bank and Insurmnce Company. The following day the druggist pre sented the check at the bank for pay ment and was informed that no man by the name of Hostetters kept any ac count in that bank. The innocent druggist immediately started to look up Mr. Hostetter, and his feelings can be imagined when he learned that he bad left town. The case was placed in the hands of Sheriff Meyers, who, after working it up, found that Hostetters had settled in Baton Rouge. The officer repaired to Baton Rouge and found his man. In this place Hos tetters had assumed the name of J. B. Bridegam and had married into a rich planter's family, and had bought from his father-in-law a plantation for $30,000, for which he had also given his notes in payment. The officer made Hostetters, alias Bridgegam, a prisoner, and brought him to New Orleans and locked him up in the Central Station for safekeeping until to-day, whence he will be taken to Mississippi. CITY AND POLICE ITENS. LOST CmoLD.-At half-past 9 o'clock Saturday morning, a little boy named Frank O'Neil, aged 4 years, strayed from the resident of his parents, No. 248 Tchoupitoulas street. The child was dressed in dark jeans pants, a calico shirt with red figures and striped stockings. Any Information re garding him will be thankfully received by Chief Boylan, at the Central Police Station. BuRGLaaY.-At about 3 o'clock, on Sunday morning, burglars effected an entrance into the "Truth Exchange," at the corner of Camp and Julia streets, and robbed the drawer of $10 In cur rency. Officer Daily saw two suspicious looking characters lurking about the place, and when he approached them they ran off. He fired two shots at the supposed burghers, but without effect. shert Itemn. Henry Ray, for the larceny of a silver ring, was lodged in the Second Station house. Henry Jones, a negro, for having a box of tobacco in his possession, sup. posed to be stolen, was incarcerated in the Third Station. Osle Nichola spent Sunday in the Third Station, charged with the larceny of a piece of bacon. At 5 o'clock last evening, while some little boys were playing on a pile of lumber on the Old Basin, it fell with them, and a boy named Albert Wil liams, aged four years, was severely in jured. Wm. Lee retired Into the Harbor Sta tion, charged with the larceny of nine boxes of condensed milk. John S. Alfred, a telegraph operator by occupation by virtue of a warrant sworn out by Theo. Jobin, was arrested and lodged in the Central Station, charged with having obtained $116 under false pretenses. John (orings found rest for his weary limbs in a cell at the Central Sta tion, charged by Officer Cooley with having a box of glass in his possession supposed to have been stolen. George Wolf and Sarah James are locked up in the Central Station, charged with larceny. Death of a Lejghulatur. The many friends of Representative Cockerham, of Bienville parish, will learn with deep regret of his demise in this city yesterday. He has during the prolonged session devoted himself as siduously to the interests of his and the people of the whole 43tate, and his loss will be severely felt in legislative circles. Brevitles. The rifle shooting on the grounds of our amateur associations was quite spirited yesterday, and some very fine scores was made. The day was just suited for sports aield, and the light was bright and the atmosphere most clear. Some wag started the report in the St. Charles rotunda last night that Packard had left precipitately for Washington and the rumor produced considerable of a stir for some time in Republican cir cles. Army of Western Louisiana. Last evening there was quite a large gathering of gentlemen at the St. Charles Hotel, who once were members of the Army of Western Louisiana. The meeting was for the purpose of organiz ing an association similar to that of the Army of Northern Virginia. After en tering into a temporary organization the meeting adjourned until Tuesday next, when due notice will be given to their fellow-soldiers of the place and hour. oled in Basten. Boston may yet become a wealthy place. The Advertiser says: "In tun neling Washington street for the sewer for the new Herald building, what is be lieved to be a vein of iron ore was struck. Quartz rocks of the nature of gold-bearing quartz were also taken Out., and oompetent judges assume that sinlver ould be seen in appreciable quan tities. `A piscotf coal was taken cut, Night Walsh tig. at ServtSP. Among the many benefits derived from the American District Tlegraph Com pany is the placing of private watch men of banks, warehouses, factories, stores, etc., In telegraphic communica tion at intervals during the night. This service, which is supplementary to that of the police, is performed as follows The company places one of its automatic signal instruments within easy access of the rivate watchman of the subscriber to signal to the office at intervals regu larly during the night so as to prove that he is at his post. These signals are recorded at the district oflee. Should he fail to signal at the proper time the place is immediately looked after by special officers of the telegraph company. A report of the sig nals and this service is furnished every morning to each subsoriber., This system is the acme of protec tion and is the result of years of labor. It afrords such a nut work of security to the subscribers of the Distriot Tele graph Company that thieves and burg lars are prevented from "cracking stores or other premises provided with the company's instrument in the hands of their private watchmen. How much superior is this system over that of the old and fast dying out private watch, who, after vigorously blowing his whistle, or pounding the banquettes with his locust, in the early hours of the night quietly drops into some con venient corner and "snoozes" off the effects of tils "chill protector," while the burglar quietly proneeds with his work. The private watch men of the subscri bers to the Night Watch Signal Service of this valuable in'.ti' ution cannot shirk their duty withnut the fact being made known to their employers. Where these iis,, urnents are placed it Is unnecessary for the watchman to leave his poet for any put pose, as as sistance of any kind is instantly fur nished - mesnengers. special police, Underwriters' Fir,' Pa'ro', or whatever else may be rcquireJ. In case of fr* or any other necessary cause, the sub scribers are immediately notified. The protection of this system *becomes at once valuable. SOUlH IIIUtoLA. What the Carpet.Baggers Maie Cost. [N. Y. Wurad.] What have the carpet-baggers cost south Carolina? From 1860 to 1878 the valuation had declined from $490 090,000 to $170 000,000-a failing off of 65 per cent. In the same period the tax levy had increased from $500,000 to $2,700,000 -an increase of 440 per cent. From $40,000 the cost of~,the Legislature had grown to $251.000- an increase of 65. per cent. Under Democratic rule for sixty years before the war the total cost of the public printing was $400,000, or $6666 a year. From October, 1870, to October, 1873, adding the extra session of 1874 and undrawn balance of appro priations the public printing cost 3924, 281 30. Before the war the sessional stationery illl was $400; after the war it rose to $16,000. Of the seven members of the last gov ertirnent but two paid taxes, amounting to $16 99. Or the 57 white and 98 negro legislators, 24 w ult es and 67 negroes paid no taxes, and 85 of the 155 legisla tors were not meution( d on the tax books. The figures made public last year placed the inctt-arie of the actual and adjusted debt or the State at $2,729,342, or from $13.838.,84 it 1805 to $15,768,305 in 1871, while there was a fqrther in crease of $6,712.608 for railroad bonds indorsed, re prcsrteiinug are increase under carpet-hag rule or $9.441,950. THE ITEM) OF ALL. PIPER11flhIllEI1 LIST OF CHAMPAGNES IMPORTED INTO THE UNITED STATES During the 7 hree Months Ending March 31, 1877. Cases. PIPER.IIBIDNIRCK.....................4041" G. Ii Mumm & Co...... "."" ............. 1.. 0 Moot & Chandon..................... 1,176 Pommery & Oreno....... .............. 1,016 Teldseleck & Co............................. 979 Bouche l s & Co.......................... * Burchard-D llbeck & Co.................... 901 Charl'ts Heid slck......................... 664 Geo. Goulet & Co....................... 490 Theophile Roadorcr & Co................. 3t Gofelor & Co................................ as honart Pere & Fils........................ No. Jules Mumm & Co......................... 300 Krug & Co .................................. 3e Ayala & Co .............................. m. 71. Flour do BilIlry............................ 275 A ckerman-Lau rance....................... 27i Veuve Clicquot......................... .. 97* Bruch-Foucher & C:....................... 906 Due de Mont-bello ...................... 180 Ernest Irroy & Co......................... 17 J. Bollinger................................. 9 De St Marceaux & Co ..................... SO JOHN <I1BOBN SON & CO., Sole Agents of "Piper-Heldaleek" and E. Piper & Co.'s "CARTE BLANCHE SIC." apie stMAE New York sad MoatreaL OLD RELIABLE PIUIF E11IliUL The oldest aid most popular brand of -IN THW UNITED STATES,. For sale by J. B. SOLART & SONS. SMITH BROS. & CO., ZTTBERBIEH & BEHAN, TmOB. H. HANDY & CO., E. CONERY & SON, BURKE & THOMPSON, EDMUND DUBOIS, CLARK & MEADER, CRAB. BALLEJO, -And-1 ZVERY3 HBERE. mERONLYWi TOBhNT IS AiSWAwnu