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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OI.OPrOIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. V OL. II--NO. 120. NEW ORLEANS, THIURSDAY, APRIL 1), 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. ,,.~.. il i m Ill~ I f- l -l--mm~ l Il i -- ,,, , llu·ii ... . . . . ....... . .... .. . lenee, ···-l -·· --r ·- . . .----.~ ,Hn ,., ,,r ·-·,,, u r a m t ..... lmli m l - I BY TELEGRAPH. Til 34cTRA IUMMION, Whermas Maphmattesfilr Pert It. WAnstt1ot(t, April 18, 19 :36 >. m. :IotO. S Itlhermain s&ye that the extra - ifl i 1 eiselty Hia position as ed of eptury bepartment would mk stedv on thi head otential. The call will 1b made for the 4th ofl June, a~b the session will last into July, and p osslby A.gust. L.et;tIIAwA ~1WM VIA WARININIATON* The eUvernmentt to Remala in the Hands of Nitelllte. Wat tt#tortow, April 18.- Advlos from eow Orleans show that tbhe Noholls .s r.tou. adopted the programme for ent lntlR the Legislature on the a.oo original returns,. This wa submitted to Packard by thle eommsmish oers. Packard thought it wan all dmirable plan for the Democracy, He wbo uslwitlling to commit himself, and untlabl to commit his party to the ptogltam e, and the Commissi on itself Wl8 1Ot re ared to pronounce in its 1aOlr. The feeling here Is that the eoinllttsl oners are making little pro The Administration seems dirposed to allow the Commisslon to lind in Its own way and to accord it, a rosiltt nalfe time, but Is settled in its pollcy of withdraw ing moral and physical esupprt f'r,,m either gorvurnient should I aclktrd re tuse to make t-rins.l Those most fanmiliar with the Exetn tdve mind are most positive in their opinion that ttle 1'Presilent will allow the government of the Itat.o to remain in Nidholls' hands. It will require means which the President will notr, e. THUN IatOMOTIVT IltIOTItIllIOO/1. "ieortl tr nrl. Tralin Oult Attlln. P1'tILtAnDIAITA, April 17.-At a meet ing of the board of directors of the heading Railroad, to-day, a resolution was adopted directing the general man ager of the company to establish a flfth grade of engineers and a third clasines of firemen. who shall receive respectively twenty.five cents and fifteen cents per day higher w ngee than those of the preceding hitghest of the classes, to which hereafter none can enter except after a service of five and three years respectively, ty~vi that as a mark of appreciation by the company of fidelity of em ploycs, the general mananer is directed at once to prmotfe to aidd new ehasses, irsepeottvo of length of service every engineer and fireman who was in the service of tih company on Saturlday morning and has since remained at his post. This afternoon ia wagon drove tip to the Merchants' Hotel, where the grlev. anee committee on Blrotherlhood of En gineers meets, and from the vhM'le hand bills were dlstributed, announcing a lecture by George Franeis Train, and containing, at the top, the announoe ment In big letters, "(George Francis Train rallies the IBrotherhood of loo motive engineurs to hiat i ." The moment that Mr. Train notified the iBrotherbood that he had a million at his beck for their cause when they threw the el .tve-driver, (lowan, over board and struck for libert y, the engin eers disclaimnd Train's chanmplonshill and the grt'levance eominittce ent'sl quently passed a resolution to this effect: "That we deem It only jist t.o Inform the public that we dli not autlhorlo him1 to take ip our cause, and t he said circu lar Is entirely original with him." -- -- i"-- . THE API'RUt iCliiil* HA't. Admiral Perter and tarn. sherman', Viewn. [New York Woi ii, April 12.1 Admiral Porter was found in his oftlee to.day examining charts and tnaps ot the probable seenes of conflict, and in reply to an inquiry said : This war promises to be the most gi gantlo and imoortant to Europe, and even to the United States, that has taken place. It will be a great religiols war, and the consequences can only lhe surmised. The idea of some of the newspapers that Turkey is going to be whipted out in a day is a mistaken one. The Russitans will never capture Con etantinople. It is not in the power of their army or navy; It Is of very little -consequence in contrast with what it is required to accomplish. They have about thirty Iron-clads and 244 vessels of war of other kinds. They have 40, .000 men in their navy and about 1555 guns. The navy however, makes little dif terence on either side. This war, as be tween Russia and Turkey, is going to be in the main a land ight. The Turks have twenty splendid ron-clads, with eighty-four other good and substantial war vessels. They have 1218 guns and 34,O00 men. For the defensive this is a good navy. They have the great forts of the Dardanelles, all along from its mouth up to Gallipolis. Here they also have chains, torpedo boats, their iron clads, sunken hulks and other obstrue " tions. The Russians have to pass through these to OGalipolis, thence into the Sea of Marmora, and then they will have to tight their way up through the torpedoes, iron-clads, etc., to the Bos phorus. As they pass by Constanti nople up the Bosphorus, they have twenty miles of forts to encounter, and having passed these they are in the Black Sea. You see, sir, this tight is by no means to be all on the side of the Resalans. They have no Ileet in the Black Sea. When Sebastopol was de stroyed and their great fleets blown up and sunken, and their navy yards de .stroyed on the Black Sea, that settled their fleets in that locality, and the European powers have forbidden them ever since to rebuild in that locality. The Russians have a fine army, well disciplined, well officered, and doubt less their arms, guns and supplies are of the first class. They' are not com mencing this tight for sentiment sake. It is the hope of their lives; and they are now arrived at the point when the Emperor will be able to get every man and every dollar his people have, so as to win the great contest of the nation. It will be no use, though, as it will end in disaster. The Turks are thoroughly aroused. TFrom one end of their vast empire to the other the Mussulmans are crowd ig teCtler by the tens of thousands. aanla the religious fanaticism or the Turk disOra. e- . uast think of dfsmioo gt o Plle They wil * egl every dollar and every valuable they have to aid their side. They have the best arms in the world-they were made by our own people, and Europe has no better, The large guns the Turks get from Krupp and, of course, these can not be excelled. There is no doubt that both sides have plenty of arms and ammunition. After the Russlans get very much weakened and the Turks have worried them a good deal, then the Austrians and perhaps the Ger mans will have something to say. France is not particularly interested, and--mark what I say-she will not engage in this contllot. hbe will go on with her exhibition, and it promises to be a grand suocess. The war will not affect it in the least. Austria is the country that is most in the contest, ex cepting Engiand, and just how Austria io oing to not remains to be seen. She will be In the fight however, before the war has gone on slt mouths. England is the grand puzzle, You can depllend on it site does not intend to allow Rus sia to take constantinople, even if she could, and her time to enter into the contest will be marked by the circum stances. of the conflict. The great good tlihat this war is going to have oki our eonltli'r cannot, be computed. We will not otinly sell hlour, wheat, corn, pork, arms ainl atttiiunition to the con-l tening Iparties, tout we will sell nil thesi tI hings to the other great natioon, specilally our coreale and provisions. If the war cont'inu's two years -andil my prediction i tlihat it will--we will have' to plant for I he whole world. Thi en ire agricultural plrsnits of tilhe great grain of the Black oan will be stopped. I t was so In the Orlineltn war. I was a lileuten aiitt inll te lnaiVy and commtlnrullled the 'l ,iipply, then ill the Mediterrinean sqiu;tarotn, andt well do I .elnember the thei hilirvest, our merchaints roeaped during the war. This war will bring agai, to 1it I he oentiierctil stlpremaOy we lost duliring oiir war. If C(ongress legislates lirotlerly in June, so a ito Sall ow vcssi·ls to be bought and placed under our flag to remain there, ou!r coln I merelal marine will be revivel. We have not time to build ships; we miust buy themn. SAdmiral Plorter went on to say that 3 there probably would not be much h bloekanlug and itat our suplplies wotill t be in demand by, other nations in any Ievent, IGen. Mherian, on being interviewed, said that neither Russla nor Turkey over had larger or better dliseaplined armies a than now. They have, sail he, all the Sialviantlages of ninny IUlproved arms alnd I mnoles of warfatre, init the result will be that the world will witness the greatest I battles ever froght, so far as the do srutltionl ofr ife is con(cerned. I believe I this struggle is going to coeta million of lives, anil they will not be all hRussians Sanld Turks either. I can hardly Iellove I ilat, the ''Turks can withLtand the shock. The'y imay save Uonstantinople, but if lthe y loseo evelry other point what, good will it do t hemi? (ion. 8hernitn also 4 took ai favorable view of tlhe o ffoet ill thil coulttry. lie alddod "It will keep our people at work day I and night to provide for Europe, if there Sshiould be a generiil war, anil that now VS cins inevitlblhlo to mle1. I believe all Othi great powers will be directly or in direClly nivolved before tlhe year is olt.. SIn the arluts of tlhe country in which the lilid lights will certainly take place s a half )nill ton nlii en oil eitihex d. e can anI will be ueidl. The Rtlsliltan will 1 hilveo to pull along very fast through Sthe summnlilr, for they get all their slilp plies by Iheir railroads, and in the win. ter th ies are rarely available." (lon. Sherman said hoe was in favor of allowinig sollle of oulr army ollc'ors to visit eit her army without pay and serve on staff duty. - -.0 4 . - TIRlE t'OMIN4 W. Vl. ,i Pronnttlllllt Thlst Itt Mren Vi11 I e ila I ý o tuier-Jonrt:a'.] Admiral 1). 1). Porter, of the 1Tnited Staten navy, ill i recent inlterview on the Eastern question, expres.ed his opinion that the 'Il'lrks would very pro hably whip the Russiana, anid spoke in terms of the deepest admiration of the Turkish navy, which he admitted to be a very excellent one, and well offlicored by Englishlmen. It is true, as Admiral l'orter says, that, the Turks have forti tied the D)ardanelles;and the Bosphorus in the highest style of the art of fortifl cation. Russia ovidently does not in tend to advance by that way just yet. Her strongest methods of assault will be through Roumania (if Germany does not interdict that passage) and by way of the Caucasus and Persia. Her pro parations in this direction are very cost. ly and elaborate. There is little doubt of the existence of a treaty between tRussia and Naser-ed-Din, the Persian monarch, plroviding for Persia's aid in the struggle with Turkey. The assault on the 'lurkish Asiatic frontier will bea vigorous one, and cannot be resisted by the Sultan. The Persian army has been under the tutelage of General Bul ler, a French officer, and General Adri enne, an Italian, and has recently been provided with needle guns and mitrail euses. The fact that Persia last week demanded the cession of Bagdad, in dMesopotomia, from Sultan Ilamid, shows the true inwardness of Russia's tame. The Czar has probably promised Nassr-ed-Dln some additional territory for his services. The Turkish Asiatic army is under the command of Murtar Pasha, whose repeated attempts to re victual Niksiki have become a matter of history. WAIR IN TiE LEVANT CERTAIN. Russla only WaItinR for tie Roaids to Beerme Passable. inolcian ti Commerois'.] WAS~sNoGTON, April 15.-The members of the Turkish Legation here do not believe war between their government and Russia can be averted. For some months they have entertained the opinion that Russia would force a con test just as soon as cold weather dis appeared and the roads became passa ble for the marching of troops. Bllls signed by the Governor. His Excellenoy, Gov. Nicholls, oommunicated to the House that he had signed the following bills: House Joint Beeolutnlon, relative to the survey Bayou Bnt. House bill No. 73, relative to keep. prin arin the oountr parish ail.; House bill N , relativer to ng vaanotes in dty eomNe, amnd Admlostratosr- House b hl No. 7i the ades of PAlia Ad **ena ~uPrse NEWS BY MAIL. The Arllngton Property. (St. LouI. Times.] WAsuHlt1ton, April 14,-Gen. (eeo. W. Custles Lee has iatituted an action for the ejectment of the receivers of the Arlington estate devised to him by his grandfather, Park usetis. I'AI1C(UMEIM1. The Lepltflature of Michigan Trying to Purify Then,s [Ohioago Times.] A few weeks since a bill was Intro duced in the Legislature of Michigan to protect the electors of voluntary poll tical assoolations, and to punish frauds thereitl. It provides that no one shall take part in a caucus, a primary or nominating convention who is not a resident of the locality or entitled to vote at the next election held there, or who has on the same day directly or in directly received a bribe for his vote, or been promised any fee or reward or in toxicating drink for his vote. The bill further provides that the chairman or clerk of the mnooting shall have the right to reject the vote of any person challenged for either of the above rea sons, after examination under oath, and prescribes penalties for voting contrary to the above regulations, or for false swearing, In a lineo varying from $5 to $50, a term of ipnlrislnllonlnt froln ten to ninety days, or lth line anid tInurlse onioent in the discretion of the court. PIrHll.-PAI INhfl. Anll Iinrres to or 2C16.1 t Il4o1l. 10ll leig, T'imes.] (liif' o0, April 1.1. Annording to re tlrns recelved by the secretary of tihe P'irkl-PaR'kers' Association, the nutnber of hogs pitcked in the W let dllring the p).t winter season is 5,1057,!rltw, against 4,874,125 last season. The decrease in the average weight is reported at 2 (it pounds and the decrease in the average yield of lard 1.2:I pounlsI. The amount of mess pork produced was 478,085 bar rels, and of other kinds of pork 154,123 barrels. The number of tierees of lard matde was 541,210 against 501.115 last seasotn. The pa)cking during the sum Irl.r season of 187lt is relported at 2,291, 828 hogs --an increase of 1,o053,:tsl(, as compared with the previous suninner. The inerease In the average weight was ;n 0il poundls, and the increaseo in the yield of lard was i-4 101) pounds. TIIn, Oi'NTEIIM IN. liwlht Il, weenll Ihi Olaterltrll lued Ni'te Iork Mt reel I'olnuilllllollserr. IN. Y. New', A,ril 14.1 'Y'storday the tug (Ialol, of the st root clealtintg dlepatrtintilt,, coinmandlole Iby I)eputy KSuperintendent Ilirf lall, lift the city withl. live stows loadod witll street refuse in tow anlld headoed for lthe Moundi. \Vhen Ievyond Thrtrgga Nook and near Ilath's l,+ianln, a Mot munid pilot signal.ed the Caleb and she laid to till he got on board, when hI inforntmd Birdsaill that a Iug, hvorting about a mile off in shore, was mainned by some sixty oyster fishermuen, armned with itnus klits, sholgunt and tCevyolers, who were de terinnoed to prevint dit npting on ,r near itihe oyster b1 lis on whic'h they de pendl for ia living, andi that should any alt·t ii)t I l ho inni, Illoo(dsehod would (sin tlui. T'ho lilot ctil I hhat he ciutilnsitlem I the hIlligerent oyst rmon to aI piaLtli' solution of the ,dillliulty, ut Ilthey wouldl not list-on to reiason. llirdsall. howevur, hall the snow Iloet (diiump their cargo, lad returiled to Now York and reported the facts to C(lpt. lunner, of the street malihniig ureiau, who honme diately sought ullt, (lon. tmlit.h, and meallsuros wire dievised to plrovellt an attlacLk on the scows on their next trip. JI'1ftE lAVID DAVl'.' Ml:f'l'Eolt. A ionie 1,Ilt ot Aplpllrent for ii erit on t lie Muprenlllr lit'hla. 'I IN. Y. World.] 'IThe nlam o0 caritllItos for toio n1 plr'no Biench vacancy r'gi.streo in tlh book lct thie . )lpairllnnt I, of J.ustico arl tas fol lows: ];x-ecrotary Blristow, or lKentucky; Honator (ihrristisncy, of M ichigan: (olioel Thomas PI. Swann, of West. Virginia; Hon. iHenry Clay (CJblwell, of ArkIansas; Judge iIob)rt Hlughes. of Virgini: I liUnit.ed Htates Juidg W\Vod, of tie (Iul I C(ircluit; .l idgo Il.awkins and llon. ii. (I. Smith, of Teon ne.s.'o. Attorney (ltneril ] )vons esatedl to-diiy lthat, he woulli probably not le colnsltid by tl. l'e lresident in the selection of . uldgoe avis' sIuccessor, and he could give no delinito stalltemlemnt as to when the appoinitment would be mado. It seems to be now settled, however, that the now Jutstleo will not be named publicly until the convening of COngress, Ias in the case of ottier appointmtents to Ieo made. A notable feature in this con nection is the absenco of Senator 10owe's name from the list of aspirants, as, pos sibly with exception of Bristow, no can didate has been urged with such per eistency as he. A continuous pressure has been applled upon the President through Wisconsin politicians. under the lead of "Boss" Keyes, for two months or more. Keyes' object is to get Howe out of the Senate in order that he may step Into his shoes. A delegation of West Virginia Ropub licans to-day visited the White House in the interest of Col. Swann, who is an ex-Confedorato and a rolativo by mar riage of ex-President (Grant and a famous third term advocate. iMr. Hayes was away, however, and the delegation contented themselves with a call at the Department of Justice. THE ANCIENT ORDIIER 1'OF AZTECl. A New Pacific (Coast Relibllc. [Correspondence Cincinnati Commercial.] I am in possession of facts which show there is every probability of some stirring events in the Northern Mexican States ere long. As is generally known, there is a great rush towards the terri tory lying next to Sonora. Careful readers of the daily press may or may not have seen refereice of late to a se cret organization known as the Ancient Order of Aztecs. It sprang into existence in Northern Mexico, from the ,initiative of leading Mexicans and resident Americans. For a time it languished, but suddenly de veloped a rapid ggowth, and is now a formidable organi ation. It is claimed that at least 8,000 per sons are now within the Order. The present chief is aAmerican. He suc ceeded a Mexanicn. About 5000 Aztecs are enrolled in Aidna and Sonora. It is claimed t00the a0umio hI able to contr l.tar ·~.·- ~ I ..:x that the movement whloh it is expected will grow out of this is sure to come from within Mexico itself. You may expect to hear at no very distant day of a new Pacific Coast lIepublio, embrac ing the four iStates of linaloa, 8onora Durango and Chihuahna, with of course, the territory of Lower Oallfor nlia included, The people of these States are in a large degree it is assert- I ed, tired of the mlerule and lawlessness which have existed and which the Mex loan Federal Government rather help than hinder. The names of leading Mexicans are whispered here as in favor of separation first and then of annexa tion. It is asserted that men, money and materials are at their control. TIE rSMAlmlltY nLEPAILITMrNT. Tile Prepomee Itetdtuctlon In Fores Po~l- I pnned. [Oinoinnasti Oulnt ereial.l WAsIINOTro,, April 15.- - eeretary Shermnan has post.uned the large re duction In the foroo employed in the Bureau of Engraving and 'rinting until the let of May, which will be cheerful news to the 250 poor women who are to le thrown out, of work. The Secretary has not been able to give any considera tlon yet to the report of the committee which investigated the bureau, but will do so within a few days. 'l1H400 IEXTRA 01#IO1ON. A Pionl Io IIo .l Witilet it or t he Arsmy. i (hiciano 'rimer.] WVAsnIINI'roN, April I.-The proposed extra eselson of CIor (ngres conllntinues to bii an objoct of great concerni to the friends of IPresldent )Iayes. It has trans tred, within a, day or two, that the lostltiillt·y of gotting along wit.hoult miniitaining t.he army at its present nIaximuml of strength has never been conlsidered by the President and ihe Cabinet. Wheni the question of pro vidling for the army caine up some r weeks ago, the onily question dis oussed was whether it was possible to pay and support the.o army without a speciilc appropriation. The members of the Cabinet all concluded that this could not be legally done. It was therefore determined that the Administration would not attempt to get around the law by temporary expe clients. It liae just occurred to some gentlemon who stlnd very near the President that it might be a very flin stroke for Iim to "let. the army slide," as they express it. They argue that the IndinllnS are now thoroughily whipped and that the army will not he needed next autumnll to carry on a camrpaign clgailnst thenm. The troops will shortly ho withdrawn from intorferejllo with the H. uthe0rn Statge govelrnmenll. and will hot tbe agaitl nosie.ld in that quilar te, r. .o ftr ais caln ho forseen there Is gcilng to le no absolute oIerd of an arlnmy Of twenty thloiisandl men for the lnext in11 tmon.lt-h. Shoulcit troubles arise lip, li the westernl boirder, the (lovernors ,of the bordlr tateslo nmiciht be rclucat ld I to aid li suIIc1resinlg ally distulrbti9nleo I.ind in protect ing their own sotituluents against the Indiiana. Let t.ho armly Ie reduced from twenty t.ionisantd to live thoiurancl mien for a few monoths; eut. the army down during the next, tWo llimonths enoullgh to slIV! lpart, of the appropriation for cpay for the pres.ent 'yeuar, ant, tills at liest five t.hcousandI Ir.IIn oulld hio maintained. T'hiat woull Ihe lenough for all the abso Into tinoods of lthei governmont: it would b)e a ipoplar thing with the people, who r generally care very little about the I rltily pir se. O(f course the army would I object, but they could got along some how until Congress meets in December. I In this way Hayes could avoid an extra I session, and all the vexing questions that are lsure to beset lls adlnnilstra tion, if the extra session is called. If Congress ldoes come together In " June, It will remain here probably all summer. It would got into a tussle on tho culrrency quiiestion, and if It passed ai y legisirtion uIlpon the question would be sure to) be wrong headed. TIllE IIINiANADIN.i 0o TIlE 1AlMY. ef rllnlrz n1111 ('nlriter I'nvor the PIlIn. SVAsn1NrITcNO April 15.-Judge (.artter says thalt he do( not believe an extra session necessary, and that hti tntends to Ilitgo th1e Irilde1nt to dii;band thO larmly, which ho thinks cian be done Switlhoullt Injujry to thc e couniltry, andl thus (obvilto the norlasilt,y for an extra aes olsion. oecretarly HihurT heartily all Siproved thiis plan, and toldl Judlgo (Cartter that, he wollld 1ppiort. It in tll. Cabinet. (Jcrirtter d1on9s not Iolicv, howover, that the PIrslidont will follow this advice. A 4'O ,rlL~,I ENIr. I'harlee Iraunrl aundai to TIlden. NIEw You., April 17.-The following letter is now made public for the flrat time. As will be seen, it was written on the day of the inauguration of Presi dent hays: BoSTroN, March 5, 1877. To flon. 8. J. Tilden: My Dear Sir-On this day, when you ought to have been President of the United States, I seize the opportunity to bear my testimony to the calm and dignified manner in which you have passed through this great trial. It is many years since I ceased to be a party man; hence I have endeavored to judge of public affairs and men rather by their merits than by the name they take. It is a source of gratilication to me to think that I made the right choice in the late election. I could never have been reconciled to elevation by the smallest aid of mine of a person, how ever respectable in private life, who must forever carry upon his brow the stamp of fraud's first triumph in Ameri can history. No subsequent action, however meritorious, can wash away the letters of that record. Very respectfully, CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS. Confirmations. The Senate has confirmed the following ap pointments of the Governor: Engene Duchsa p, August Maraist, E. R. Knight, Emile Landry and Monroe Baker (col ored) as town councilmen of St. Martinsville. In good old times importations of Piper-Heid seick one year reached 83,000 baekete. BuawnUn's FLAvoano EXTrCTsr-Are used and endorsed by the best hotels, confectioners, grocers and the Bret famillesin the country. George 1is, bookseller and stationer, No. 7 Decatur stree,, hbe far sale aap of the eity I bovig the proty teeovered b judgment by 2 tsia is acs a a rppa d f asia SOUTHERN NEWS. LoIwlIana. tLake Charles is to have a steam ferry oaross the lake. The Parish Treasurer of Illenville turned over $55P19 4 to the police jury. Mr. Collins of Itiohland parish, has invented and patented a new cotton press. several new cases of small-.ox have appeared at White Hall, parish of Bt. James. The crops of North Louisiana were never in a more promising condition than now. Mr. Culcon baa been elected parish treasurer of De 8oto, vice Dr. 8. p. Du bois, deceased. A man was killed at Milliken's Bend one night last week, in an attempt to break Into the store of one of the mer chants of that little town. T. Iancroft & Hon's saw mill and shingle mill, on the Louisiana shore opposite Orange, Texas, was burned. Loss about $7000. No insurance. L. I'hillbert IRevillon, a prominsing young lawyer of Lafayetto parish, omll mitted suilcide Friday, April 13, in Ver mniilonville, while suffering from tem porary mental derangement, conse quent on Ill-health. "Bad stubble" is the general com plaint in West Isaton Rougo. ]Every planter will lose a large portion of his crop In cl rosel.qelonce of thls. The stub bile is rotting in the ground to a large extent, The cold weather of the past winter dll it. On Frirlay of last week the body of a chilI namned Jane Hernandez was found in Bayou Lafourche, near the reseldence of her parents, about three miles below town. Evidently the child had been playing near the brink and fallen into the water without being perceived by any one. Much to the surprise of Mr. Henry Loeb, he received from Washington a few days ego a commission as postmas ter of Donaldsonville. Mr. Loebdeclares that he made no appliclation for the po aition, does not desiro to hold it, and has so notified the Iostal Department. There are sevetaln applicants for the place, and an apoointment will proba bly be made next week, Peari river, Blgun C(hitito, Tohefune ta, liogue Ftalit, and inleood all the creeks, branches, brooks, rivulets, gul lays, rills and mnltd holes of the East Florida parishes are full to overflowing. Much of the country is overllowed, and still fnmore suirious froshets are threaten ing. Tihe high waters have proved a great ihlp In rafting saw logs, one of the chief local industries of this portion of the State. The Vermilion 1iacrrr complains that a large number of coltle are pas turing on the prairil near Abbevillo, which hilong, to nin-residonts of the parish, who own no lands in the vicini ty. This It, thinks a hardshlip, as these cittle eat the grass anid ruin the pas tures of the resident land owners, greatly to their damagtte. It therefore calls upon Lone ()Ok Orange to see that these cattle are driven out of the county. Judge Fontenot, parish judge of St. L~andry, recently ordered J. L. Morris, late tax-collector of that parish, to turn over all his books papers and other documents to A. (jarrigues, appointed tax-collector. Juldge Glarrigues, accom panied by Dr. R1. 11. Littell, president of the police jury, actordingly took pos session of the tax-colloctor a oflie' last Wednesday, but dtlscovered that all the assessment and tax rolls had been re moved. Donaldsonville ought to have its muni lvpal election the ilrst Saturday in May. The Common Council dlirectedl the May or to Issue an order to this effect, *and such a proclamlation was issuedI. The election law requires that the off (lice of Supervisor of Registration shall be opened twenty days previous to an elec tion, and Ia notioe of ten dlays is neces sary before the opening of the office. It was discovereI, however, that there was no Supervisor of RIgistration, and the olection consenriuently could not be held at the appointed time. At the election for 'ffie.rs of the in corporation of the town of Vienna, held on Saturday, April 7, 1877, the following named ofllcers were duly elected for the youi following the dlate of the election, to wit.: For Mayor, L. M. (lahagan ; for Marshal. A. F". Colejmanr; for Council men, S. 1'. Colvin, M. II. I'ollarl, J. II. Ilolatead, A. F. .Jackson, iD. Lynch and .'. P'hllilps. The election was the most qluiet andl orderly ever had. Out of toe immense crowd in town that day not a word of d(stllrbance was heard, and not a single Radical vote was cast. TexaN. The Dallas races commence June 2. The Weatherford l,'rponent is a new paper. I:.stland has school lands worth $10,000. A colony from Buffalo, N. Y., will set tle near Austin. A gang of St. Louis thieves are opera ting at Houston. The mad dog excitement is prevailing throughout Texas. Cattle gathering is still actively going on in Live Oak cgunty. Cattle driving frord Caldlwell county to Kansas is going on briskly. The Central Texas Railroad has again reduced the pay of its employes ten per cent. The Dallas firemen are going to Mar shall to join the Harrison county fire men in a celebration. The Texas farmers are still crying out against the "produce tax," and will try to have it repealed. Several wild geese were killed by the hail in Travis county, and served up next day with onions. A citizen of Pittsburg offers to sub scribe to bring the East Texas Railroad through to Camp county. The Colorado was lately supplied with fish by pisciulturists, but the fish are being rapidly exterminated by fish traps. It is estimated that the fruit crop of Texas for the present year will be great ly larger than ever known before in the State, while the wheat crop will be ten per cent less than last year. Four men rode Into Castroville, last week seized the court-house, saf-t e .evrqthiag withik.ron kr It, and quietly rode off, The district court and State papers were all de stroyed. While the citizens were at tempting to stay the flames siiteen shots were fired by the incendiaries. The Hill County Record reports the killing of a man (name not given) upon the mere supposition that he was a horse thief, by Parson Lacey and his son. It is very desirable certainly to get rid of horse thieves, but the Parson and his son will have a hard time of it in justifying their wae of doing it in the eyes of the court. Dallas has a new sensation following her carnival. Thompson's 1heatrehas secured twelve genuine Tonkawa Ifn. dians, and Dallas flocks to Thompson's every night to see the noble red men enact "'The Wild Trapper of the Brases or the White Scalper of the Tonkawas. It is said to be very thrilling, and the dramatic "loke" of the tlerald literally outdoes his former efforts in his "Ton kawa critiques." ---- **- - ~e----· 7IIE COUNfrHY PltRFS. From all points in the interior we hear that planters are putting in more corn and food crops than ever before, at the same time not sensebly reducing' the acreage of cotton and sugar, Plagee are being Improved throughout the State, planters generally being hopiful or the future, and feeling encouraged by the good crops of Ikst year,-[Sugar Planter. Why don't I'ackard get up a mass meoting, so that the committee can see how the people stand toward his sup port. Well, Its best sometimes that a man's reputation be not known, espe cially is he is a public man, May be he thinks so.-[Vienna Sentinel. The new game law does not give en tire satisfaction to hunters. They con tend that a law prohibiting the killing of game from the 15th of April to thQ 15th of September would be right and proper, but they are opposed to flattg the time from the let of February to the let of October. They also recommend that the practice of seining for fish be prohibited.--IBaton Rouge Advocate. The Thibodaux $enltnel says that the citizens of that flourishing village pride themselves upon the facts that "their little town owes no man a dollar, pays Scash for everything its corporation t needs, has hotter streets and more paved itnquettes than any town of her size In I the Houth, and has revenue suffilient to get along comfortably," The Nicholls Henate already has a "IReoturning Board quorum," while the House lacks but five of It. Only five s more rocrults from the IRepubictan llouse are needed to give the Nicholls , government a st.ttus which even Itepub r Ilians can tno longer question, and to - effect a solution of pending compliesl a tions which will render further, inter - 'rence or inquiry on the part of the Fotrderal Administration obsolete and n unnecessary.-- Donaldsonville Chief. 1uring tihe last year of Radical as. Irernacy in Morehouse, our town was one contimual sceonoe of rowdyism. There was scarcely a (lay but that one or r probably a dozen drunken ratlcal but 1 lies would run rough.shod over the whole town. It was almost Impossible t to keep a town marshal at any salary, s. o dangerous unpleasant and onerous t was the position. Butslnce Democracy o once more prevails in Morehouse, these rluffians have abandoned the streets. 'eaceo and quiet prevails in our town and our marshal walks around town at his leisure, having no trouble whatever to keep good order.- [Morehouse fl Clarion. The New Orleans )tnocn(AT of Thurs day, the 6th instant, devotes over a col umn, under the heading of "8upply and Demand," to the obituary notice we saw fit to write on the death of a noted colored woman, Nelly Parker, long the faithful servant of the family of Col. E. G. W. Butler, of this parish. The data from which we wrote the obi tuary was furnished by CUI. E. O, W. Butler, than whom no man claims a higher respect from us; his age, experi ence, ability and respectability are well known, and we hardly think any one would doubt any statement he would make. The gratuitous article of the DEtMocaAT was totally uncalled for, and while we are accused of seeking for ar ticles of "supply and demand," we think the boot was on the other leg, and that. the editor of the DEMocRAT was short of ideas and only wanted the article to fill up space. It would be much better for the offllicial journal in the future to more worthily occupy its columns than by en deavoring to belittle the motives eo an humble country editor.-[tbervillei 8outh. No such threat has ever been uttered by the whites that, if the colored peo pie gave support to Packard, they would devastate the country and starve out, the negro race by driving them f om their lands and withholding from tiheni supplies to make corn, cotton "and sugar. As the whites are uniformly em ploying the negroes. feeding them, and paying them for their work, it seems to us that the advice of Blunt, itf follotdd by the negroes, would fail heaviest upon the negro. To follow such advice would be tool low the negro race to the grave. The white people desire to do right by the negro and see to it that every right guaranteed to American citizens is en joyed by him; that no right of his as a citizen shall be abridged. Under these circumstances is it the part of friend ship for the negro for their leaders to encourage them to join in a war of races? The answer may be easily given. Awar, of races would result in the ext~mftha tion of the negro race. Is the race pre pared for extermination?-[BatoirBougo Advocate. Bvanarrm's Coooaxsa.-A eru dressing r tbe hair. The Oooatae hold.ci iq.poid1ago large proportion of deoderized aoooss~at, pr pared expressly for this purpose. Dazzmzl's--ZverJbody knows where to 114 the place; they have a world-W epauttia.. 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