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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. VOL. II---NO.,171. NEW ORLEANS, SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. I I- I-l _ I- . . . II l ll l l e I i l BY TELEGRAPH. THE GREAT GALVESTON FIRE. LOJU OF NEARLY SU,5H,000 WORTH OF PROPERTY. Galveston (wll be Benefited, Instead of Lesian, by the Fire. (Special to the Democrat.l GALViEWTON, June 8.-A fire broke out on Market street, between Centre find Twenty eecond, in Gardener's Restaurant kitchen, spread west to the corner, and took o l )meyer's saloon, thence south, taking the Grand Southern Hotel, Blum's wholesale establishment and Jan. Brown & Co's. hard ware store. Besides those named as losers are: T. C. Thompson & Co., wholesale drug gists; T. C. Crawford & Co. dealers in crockery, Shaw & Blalocho, printers; James Horley's three story building, in which were the Cotton Exchange ofc.e and also M. Kapporl's office, as well as G. A. Hill & Co's., and John A. Caplin's auction rooms; Goo. Soeligon & Co., wholesale grocers; Marx & Kenmpner, wholesale grocers, and Geo. Sehnilder & (C., wholesale grocers. There are many other losers, but they are small. It is supposed that the loss is $2,500,000, lnt It is almost entirely covered by Insurance. Our home companies lose about $120,000. Foreign companies are heavy losers. Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 and Wash ington Fire Company No. 1, have Itst their fine building, as also have the First National Bapk and Henry Soeligsin & Co.'s bank. Frank D. Harraw, plumber and gasfitter, lost all. Not a foot of the ground burned over can remain vacant; It is too valuable, and conse quently arrangements are already made for the erection of new buildings. Four to six hundred laborers and mechanics will be put to work at once. Galveston will be benefited by the fire instead of losing. H. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. Northern and Western Insurance Com panles the Prinelpal Sufferers. (Bpeoial to the Democrat.l (GALVESITON, June 8.-At 8:80 o'clock this morning a fire broke out in the kitchen of the Now York Bestaurant, on Market street, near Twenty-second street, and spreading north and east, was not extinguished until .it had destroyed nearly all the buildings be tween Market street and the bay, and Twen first and Twenty-second streets. After con suming a tainber of shops and retail stores on Markde street, the fire crossed the alley and ittacked the Grand Southern Hotel, M~1rphy & Brackloman's hardware store, And several frame buildings on the south side of Mechanics' crossing, Mechanic stre t. The old Washington Hotel, Odd Fellows' Hall, Seeligson's Batik, First National Bank Marx & Kempner's wholesale grocery house, Jacobs & Beckhardt, wholesale clothing; J. C. Thompson & Co.'s wholesale drugs; J. S. Brown & Co.'s wholesale hardware; Ranlett & Co., ship stores` George Schneider & Co., wholesale grocers, all on the south side of the Strand, were doetroyed. Crossing the Strand, L. & H. Blum, wholesale dry goods; A. C Crawford & Sons, crockery; G. Soeligson & Co., grocers; Freiburg, Klein & Co., liquors; D. J. Ayres, grocers; the Cotton Exchange, and other buildings were destroyed. The total number of buildings destroyed were twenty-six. The loss is estimated at from $2,000,000 to $8,000,000. It is impossible to get details, owing to the excitement and confusion here. It is said that the leading houses are fully covered by Insurance, of which there is only $100,000 In home com panies. Eastern and Northern companies lose heavily. The details of the losses and insurance will be forwarded as soon as they can be obtained. L. & H. Blum's losses on stock amount to $600,000; on building $150, 000; insurance about $650,000. Marx & Kemp ner's loss on stock amounts to $107,000; on building $22,000; fully insured. CAPITAL NEWS. THE FELICIANA POSTOFFICES. GEORGE SHERIDAN TO INVESTIGATE THE TROUBLEN CONCERNING THEM. Postmaster General Key Does Not Think that He Will be Able to Appoint Many Negroes to Postomlees it the South. [Special to the Democrat.l WASHINGTON, June 8.--Somo days ago, dur ing the absence of Mr. Key, the acting Post master General had his attention called to the postoffice troubles in the Felicianas. He immediately decided to send a special agent there to Investigate, and eclected a man for merly from Indiana, notorious for his bloody shirt prqclivities. As soon as Mr. Key could give his personal attention to the matter, he revqked the action of his subordinate and em ployed George Sheridan to proceed immedi ately to Louisiana and investigate all cases of that nature which may require attention. Mr. Key manifests great solicitude on this pubject. He says he cannot be expected to mnake distinctions on account of color, but admits that there are very few negroes in the SBouth who are fit for Federal offices, because those who are honest are too ignorant, and those who are sufficiently educated are too dishonest, as a rule, to be trusted with im portant official duties. The selection of George Sheridan for this duty, as the confidential advisor of the Post .offie Department, means that Mr. Key has become disgusted with the misrepresentations .of Kellogg and that gang generally, and no more appointments will be made upon their .ecommendations unless indorsed by more reliable parties. theridan left for New Orleans on the 2:30 train this morning. The people of St. Fran eisville and Clinton can rest assured that they will have fair play. BUELL. THE CABINET MIELrING. Utah and M xlcan Questions Dis. C ussrd. lapeoeal to the Dmo'rat.] WASHINGTON, June 8.-At a meeting of the i inet to-day, at which United States Dis trictAttorney Howard, of Utah, was present, the Utah troubles were discussed at length, and it was agreed that the United States au , thoritles in that Territory should proceed with firmness in the prosecution of offenders H brought to justice for complicity in the Mountain Meadow massacre, and %hould the Mormons make an attempt to prevent the f punishment of their leaders the government will see that sufficient force was sent to the Territory to enforce the decrees of the courts. ,n The Secretary of State read a communication V- just received by him from our Minister to . Mexico to the efTect that the Mexican authori if ties would co-operate with the United States e authorities on the Rio (Grande to prevent to raids Into Texas, and break up the cattle I- stealing' in that section. SUnited Staten Deputy Marshal Franks. WASHINGTON, June 8.-H. Lusk, United States District Attorney for the Western D)is ltrict of North Carolina, arrived here this e morning as a witness in the trial of Franks, SUnited States Deputy Marshal from North Carolina. Franks was arrested upon a charge n of defrauding the United 8tates government. 1 Marshal Douglas, J. W. Dick, Deluty Mar slha, and J. W. Payne, United S.ates Com missloner, are also summoned, and are ex I pectedl tw reach hero to-morrow. The Kemper County Massacre. t WAsHN(ITON, June 8. --The District Attor ney for the Southern District of Mississippi has been instructedl by the Department of Justice to investigate the facts attending the death of McCleflan, in the Kemper county massacre, in compliance with a request maule Sby the English authorities, who claim that McClellan was a British subject. DOMESTIC NEWS. A CONNECTICUT HORROR. r THE WALSI OF A HAT FACTORI FALL IN ON A LARGE NUMBER t OF PEOPLE. Thirty-two Burned and Dllllg-red Corpses Taken from the Ruin. I[veocal to the Democrat.l BRIDOEPORT, Conn., June 7.-The most dis astrous fire ever experienced hero occurred last night. At 10:30 p. m. a light was discov ered in the fourth story of Grover, Sanford & Son's hat factory. An alarm was at once sounded, followed by a secon( and general alarm, and the whole department responded to the call at once. The water supply proved, however, Insufficient, and the lire gained in consequence complete mastery of the build ing. The flames were first seen in the dyeing (or mixing room, in the northwest corner of the third story of the main building, and running along that floor, communicated. through an opening to the stairs below. The main building was two hundred and elghty feet long, fifty feet wide and four and a half stories high. The top of the basement walls were sixteen inches thick; above that was a story eighteen feet high, and above this two others, eachl eleven feet high, surmounted by an attic, all supported by twelve inch walls. The windows were forty-eight Inches wide and the columns )betwoen them forty inches. While volunteer firemen were removing the goods from the office, the back and front walls of the one-story structure suddenly and without warning fell out, leaving the two highest walls unsupported. One of the ad joining offices leaned outward, and as shrieks went up from the spectators, fell upon the room of the office, crushing through it to the basement and burying those within. One man, who escaped with a gash, stated that there were a dozen men in the ruins, and already eleven bodies have been recovered. Nearly all the wounded men are fearfully crushed and More or less burned. At the same time the cast end of the wall also fell, carrying the fire into the wing, 110 feet long and 50 feet wide. This was also conmpletely dtestroyed, together with the en gine and boiler rooms adjoining. The walls fell about 12:30 a. m, and assoon as possible a scarch for the missing was commenced, but it was 5 o'clock a. m. before the first body was re(overed(. During the next hour eight were found, and by 10 o'clock thirty-two others had bIan taken fronm the ruins. The bodies were placed in wooden boxes and are awaiting thell action of the coroner's jury. The naives of those whose bodies have been recovered are: O. J. Acker, aged 50, limbs burned off to knees, who leaves a wife and two children; George Acker, son of O. J. Aoker, aged 20,crushed; J. Gallagher, aged 35, leaves a wife and two children; Edward O. Toolo, aged 35, leaves a wife and children; Charles F. Dart, aged 38, leaves a wife and four children; John Malonoy, aged 28; Wm. MuIlntyre, aged 22, head severed from body; John Tomlin, aged 30, burned beyond recog nition, but identified by warts and a ring. One other body, suppos(ed to be that of a young man named Sweeney, was found with his limnbs burned completely off. Another Ildly was so crushed and burned as to be un recognizable, but it is supposed to be that of a mnan named Coyne. The original building was erected at a cost of $110,000. Sandford's loss on the building machinery, stock, etc., will reach about $250,000; insurance $150.,000. There ucre about 15,000 hats ready for ship ment, most of which were destroyed. The hat shop gave employment to 250 hands, and was to lhave started Monday with a full force of l1o1n. REOPENING OF THE TICHBORNE CARE. The MImsiniss iik In Tichborne's Testimony Reportea Found. [Special to the Democrat.] SAN FRANCISCO, Juno 8.-A few days ago the (Ill published an advertisement asking for the captain, officers or crew of the schoon er Osprey to communicate with Gray & Haven, attorneys. The Oll also printed a column article to the effect that the Osprey referred to was the schooner by which Orton Tichborne claimed that he was picked up while adrift in a boat on the Atlantic ocean. It stated that Capt. Mitchell Owens was in the city and had responded to the advertisement; also, that he had his log book in his posses sion, which was expected to furnish the miss ing link in the claimant's evidence. Further inquiry shows that the story lacks authen ticity. Gray, of the above legal firm, statee that some months ago, at the request of the sec retary of the Tichborne Release Association, he employed a man named F. L. Gordon to search for the track of the Osprey and her captain. Gordon reported after a while that he had found Capt. Mitchell Owens, who had the log lbook of the vessel. Mr. Gray was at that time surveyor of this port, and being pressed with business and having full con fidence in Gordon, he reported the informa tion thus received to the secretary of the as sociation. In reply, he received a letter in closing an order for $100 and asking him to continue the investigation, and, if possible, to obtain possession of the log book and in duce Capt. Owens to go to England totestify. At this point Gordon intimated that the re ward was ridiculously small for the service performed, and declined to have anything furtlher to do with the matter. Mr. Gray expresses his opinion that Gor don is holding back for a higher bid for his knowledge. It seems equally probable that Gordon's whole story is a job. No one seems to know of the whereabouts of the capjain, although it is given out that he has gone to Victoria. As to the schooner Osprey, it is claimed that the log alleged to Ibe in the captain's possession shows that she arrived here in 1853, sailed early in 1854 for some Atlantic port, thence to Melbourne, lduring which trip he rescued Tichborne. Hhe is stated by the secretary of the association to have been an American three-mastldi schooner of four or five hundred tons burthen. The custom house records of that year have )ien de stroyed by fire, but the records of the Mer chants' Exchange, which are believed to be full and trustworthy, show that the only ves sel at all answering that description trading to this port was the British three-masted schooner Osprey, Capt. Griggs, which was here in the spring of 1852, and did not return until 1858. She was a small craft of only 149 tons. Mr. Gray has never seen Capt. Owens, and the advertisement was inserted to remedy the defection of Gordon. The inquiry is still progressing. AMERIC ItN MEDICAL ANMOCIATION. Prof. T. (. Richardson, of New Orleans, Elected President. IHp~rlal to the DI)lrocrat. ) CHIucAeo, Juneo .--The American Medical Association, with over 700 menibers in attend amee, has just honored Prof. T. G. Richard son. of New Orloans, with the presidency. LOUISIANA. GREENBACK( . Peter Cooper's Letter to the President on the Currency. [peselal to the Democrat.] NEw YoaK, June 8--Peter Cooper, candidate for President of the United States at the late election, has just addressed a long open letter to President Hayes, criticising the past finan cial policy of thingovernment and also mark ing out a proper course, In his opinion, to be pursued in future. Mr. Cooper begins his let ter with these words: "Allow me to offer you my heartfelt thanks for, the wise and indl pendent course you have adopted In the dis 'harge of the responsible and difficult duties that you have been called upon to perform." Mr. Coo(per argues that our national currency must be) made receiolvable for all purposes throughout the country, and interconvertible with three per cent government bonds. lie says: "''uch] currency would be worth more to the American people than all the gold nines that have ever been discovered on the ,ontinent of America." ie ad, ises that sil ver be withdrawn from circulation and used In the purchase of foreign bonds, andt that fractional paper currency be revived. A Preshet Threatened in the Arkansas. [Special to the I)moerat.] IEMiPHnm, June 8.-It has been raining here 4inc yesterday morning. The rainfall meas ires over nine inches. The river rose to-day wenty-two inches. All the small streams oire are greatly swollen, and a number of uiibber rafts have been swept away. Advicss received here state that a freshet is threat nodi along the Arkansas river. White river 'ose seven feet at Batesville last Tuesday, end boats starteAl for points above. A Heavy IAsrn to Underwriters. lpecclal to the Democrat.] BosTON, June 8.-The loss of the ship Dan iel Marcy involves a heavy loss to the under writers, the Insurance on the cargo in Boston offices being about $120,000, and on the vessel and freight money $550,000. The Marcy had on board a valuable cargo, consisting of 4706 piculs of hemp, 300 piculs Japan wood, 75,000 cigars and 285 quintals of indigo. A Fugitive Bankrupt. [Rpecial to the Democrat.] NEW YORK, June 8.-E. W. Baxter, a well known furniture dealer of Canal street, has fled the city. It has been known on the street for a long time that Baxter was sorely press ed financially, and apparently he has never recovered from his failure in the early part of 1875. The liabilities of the firm are placed at from $45,000 to ,000 to $50,000; assets at $10,000. On the passenger list of the steamer China, which sailed from Boston for England, ap pears the name of E. W. Barker, which is be lieved to be the name asstumie l)y Baxter. Connolly's Compromise. [Special to the Democrat.) NEW YORK, June 8.-Richard B. Connolly, of the Tammany ring, has opened negotia tions looking to the restoration of a part of his plunders, now held in the name of his son-in-law. The terms under consideration primarily concede the peaceful return of Con nolly from exile. The restoration of over $1,500,000 will probably be demanded from the ex-Controller. Prize Fight. [Ipecial to the Democrat.] NEW YORK, June 8.-The prize fight be tween McLaughlin of Brooklyn and Williams of Jersey City took place to-day in a bar room on the outskirts of Brooklyn. Twenty one rounds were fought when McLaughlin was declared victor. Both men were badly punished. Base BaIl. [Special to the Democrat.] RocHEmSTR, N. Y., June 8.-Memphis Reds 7; Rocheatrs, 0. FOREIGN NEWS. No Petitions or Addresses to be Allowed In r France. t [Soeial to the Democrat.) PARIS, June 8.-A circular has been issued t ordering the prosecution of all persons circu 5 lating for signatures addresses or petition of certain factions of the Senate or Chamber of Deputies. The French Prosecutions. [Special to the Democrat.) PARIS, June 8.- M. Bonnet Doneldier, Presi dent of the Municipal Council of Paris, re cently arrested, charged with insulting Proesi (lent MacMahon and inciting civil war andi assassination, has boon sentenced to fifteen months' imprisonment and to pay a fline of two thousand francs. Five oother participants in the meeting at St. Denis incurred lesser but severe sentoenes. Ulysses Orant, D. C. L. i4pHnral t.,the Democrat.I LONDON, Juue 8.-,Oxford University has offered ex-President Grant the honorary de gree of D. C. L. The General attended a levee of tihe Prince of Wales yesterday. Grant's Movements. ISoreial to thi D,etoerat.l LONDON, June R.--At Oxford University, the honorary degree of D. C. L. will he con ferred on ex-President Grant on Wednesday next. The ceremonies of presenting him the freedom of the city will take place on the 15th. Bullion-The Bank of England. [Hoceial to the Domoerat.) LONDON, June 8.--Amount of bullion with drawn from the Bank of England on balance to-day, £`0,000. WAR NOTES. RuNsla's Threats to Turkey. Bilussxts, Juno H.-Le Nord last night pub lished an article about peace rumors. The following are the significant extracts from it: "Russia will not lay down her arms until guarantees corresponding tosacriflees already made have behn obtained from Turkey. There is no question of Russia concluding a cheap bargain." " Demonstrations must he complete and the results decisive; it, is necessary for the se curity of the future." " Turkey should be perfectly convinced of her isolation and inferiority, and absolute necessity of submitting to the conditions sie herself has rendered necessary." British Occupation of Egypt Demanded. DSpoeial to the Domocrat.] LONDON, Juno H. -Among the reports cir culated yesterday la the Stock Exchange were those that England is about to purchase the founder's shares in the Suez canal and the Porte's sovereign right in Egypt. Some papers think that this buying indicates a good foundation for the belief that England is about to take further important steps to con solidate her interests in Egypt, while others think the steps already taken are ample to justify a return of confidence in Egyptian se curities, and that all the reports of further action are more stock jobbing canards. t The Pall Mall Gazette advocates the British occupation of Egypt forthwith. The Roumanian Army. !9peelal to the Democrat.] IcUGCAREST, June 8.-The Roumanian army is ready for actual fighting. It numbers 55, 000 regulars. This number includes infantry, cavalry anti artillery, and is divided into two army corps. There are also 5000 or 6000 mili tia under arms and available for field service; 5000 regulars are employed in non-combatant duties. The Ruslians to Croass the Danube at a Nikopolis. [lpecial to the I)emocrat.l LONDON, June 8.-There is an impression at Shumla that the Russians are about to cross the Danube at Nikopolis, where the river is only half a mile wide. The Turks are mass ing troo)ps toward Nikopolis, and must be reducing the garrison of the Quadrilateral. The Czar Visits Prince Charles. [Special to the Democrat.I PLOIERTI, June 8.-The Czar and Grand Dukes proceeded to Bucharest to-day, to visit Prince Charles. They return to-night. Mulhktar Pasha Falling fa.ck. [Special to the Democrat.] VIENNA, June 8.-Muhktar Pasha has aban doned the idea of defending the heights from Erzeroum, although he intends to defend the town. This backward movement is caused by an advance of the Russian column on Olti threatening communication between Erze roum and Trebizonde. More Rumors of Peace. [Special to the Democrat.l BERLIN, June 8.-The arrival of Sabdullah Bey, the new Turkish Ambassador to Berlin, who leaves Constantinople to-morrow, is looked forward to as an event of the greatest importance, for it is believed the German gov ernment will, with the concurrence of Eng land, advise Thrkey to conclude a peace as soon aspossible, Russia having already in formed the Cabinets at London, Vienna and Berlin that it would agree to conclude a peace on the basis of a protocol and accepting a con cession of territory in Asia Minor, instead of an indemnity. Sanguinary Fighting in Herzegovina. [Special to the Democrat.] LONDON, June 7. - A correspondent at Vienna says that from the Herzegovina side the news is that Suleiman Pasha, after taking Kristac Kretazes, sent All Pasha to reinforce and provision Piva before he, Suleiman, at tempted to force Dufga Pass. Alater telegram states that Piva has been revictualed. A special from Ostrok shows the fighting at Kristae was very sanguinary. The Montenegrin losses reported six hundred killed and wounded on Monday night, an(i twelve hundred Turks killed. Fifty officers' sabres are reported to have been taken and brought in. Preparing to Cross the Danube. [Special to thi Democrat.l WIDTI, June 8.-A dispatch of Thursday says that the Russans continue ooncentra tion of their pontoon trains. A great force of artillery has arrived and the crossing of the river, it is believed, will be attempted immedi ately. The RusMians to Croem at Nlkopolls. IHpecial to the Democrat.] LowDor, June 8.-A special from d"humla says that it is generally belloved.4t the Turk ish headquarters, that Russia's main force will attempt, within the next few days, to cross the Danube near Nikopolls. Ronmanian Atrocities. pevocial to the Democrat.l LONDON, June 8.-A Vienna dispatch says it is stated that the houses of 150 Jewish fam Ilies were pillaged by a mob at Dawbani, In Roumania, on Sunday. Eleven Jews were killed, twenty-four wounded and 90,00(0 ducat stolen. Turkish Outragte. [Lpecial to the I)emocrat.i LONDON, June 8.--The news is confirmred that Circassians in Thessaly pillaged the Mnastery of Ragane and killed the monks. Roumania Under Martial LIw. [Mpecial to the Democrat I BU7cnARnsT, *June 8.--- Out of the thirty three districts into which Roumania is divided, twenty-eight have been virtually placed under martial law. This is dlone be cause capital punishment is not recognized by the civil law of Roumania, and the fro qluent discoveries of spies render the measure necessary. Prince IGortchakeot Merlously Ill. [ipecial to the Democrat] LONDON, June 8.--A dispatch from Ibrail says that Prince Gortschakoff looks very ill, and is a more ghost of himself. It Is thought that he will not live long. EN16A ND AND RUS.I t. Prince Sortchakoff's Reply to Lord Derby. PARIS, June 8,-The communication which Russia sends to Lonlon is not a note, in a diplomatic sense, but a letter from Prince Gortschakoff in reply to the letter of Lord Derby, which Count Schouvaloff took with him to St. Petersburg. In his letter, Lord Derby drew the atten tion of Russia to various points where Eng lish Interests would be affected if Rhussian action extended so far. They were mentioned in Mr. Cross's speech in Parliament, and are the Suez Canal, and Egypt, (onstantinople, Dardanelles, and Persian Gulf. The Prince's letter Puccessively takes up these points and explains that Russia does not mean to inter fere with any one of them. Prince Gortecha koff acknowledges the great international and commercial importance of the Suez Canal, and gives the mo(t positive as surances that Russia does not intend in any way to touch it. Russia indeed thinks herself entitled as a matter of right, to carry the war into Egypt, but explains that any action in that dlrcction has never been even taken into consideration. This is even more the case as regards the Persian Gulf. Russia thinks that so important a maritime passage as are the Dardanelles must always be regu lated by international agreement, and not by one power alone. Shc, disclaims any intention of acquiring Constantinople, though at the same time she could not ,consent to its pos session by any other Christian power. The communication is silent as regards the temporary occrpation of Constantinople, which may become ne~ossary and ensue in the course of Russia's military achievements. The letter goes on to say that Russia has re mained true to her programme in aiming sole ly at improving the condition of Christtans in Turkey, which can only he done by coerc ing the Porte. As smn as Russia has achieved this, she will fall back on the resolutions of the Constantinople conference, and contend for such guarantees as will insure the efficacy of the reforms, asking the powers to take up the thread where it was broken by dissolution of the conference-. RIVER NEWS. iSpecial to the Democrat.l MEMPIT, June 8.-- Departed : Church for New Orleals at noon. She added here 757 sacks oat meal. She will fill out her cargo with cotton and oil cake at the mouth of White river. Heavy rains. River rising. The City of Augusta, which left Little Rock for New Orleans, when twenty hours run above Pine Bluff, got aground. Being in a dangerous position, 1200 sacks oil cake were thrown overboard. The cargo consisted of 250 bales cotton, 2500 sacks oil cake and 1500 sacks seed meal. CAIRO, June l0.-I)epartcli--Port Ealds for New Orleans at midnight. Raining since day light. Marine Newm. NEW YORK, June 5.-Arrived: Labrador. Arrived out: Hilda, Marie, Bathnia Wiscon sin, Adelade Harris, Mary (. Reed, Houre, Ernst and Maria, Resolve, Tabor. MARKETS. Foreign. [Hpecial to the Democrat.) LIVERPOOL, June 8. - Flour 29s'32s Od. Wheat-Milwaukee red 12s ld@13s 4d; Cali fornia white 12s 6d@12s l(ld; California club 13s'413s 3d. Corn 24s 3d@24e 6d. Pork 57s. Beef 85s. Bacon--long clear 36s 9d; short clear 38s. Lard 45s 6d. Tallow 40s 9d. Uplands, Low Middling clause, June and July, 6d. 3 p. m.--Uplands, Low Middling clause June and July delivery, 6 1-32; July and August, 6 3-321. Domestic. [Special to the Democrat.] CHICAAO, June 8, Evening.-Wheat quiet; $1 47 July, $1 30 August. Whisky quiet; sales-50 bbls at $1 07. Provisions irregular. Pork $12 70 July, $12 82% August. Lard 8.90 July, 9 August. Corn stedy; 45%'46 July. Barley dull and nominal ; No. 3 38, rejected 37.50 bid, 60 asked. No. 2 rye dull and nominal; 68 cash and June, 66 July. CINCINNATI June 8.--Flour firm. Wheat scarce and firm; $1 70(61 80. Corn quiet, 453?47. Oats dull, 38.@43. Whisky steady, $1 06. Pork nominal, $13 75Q14. Lard quiet, 9. Bulk meats, fair demand at 4'/~6~C 7. Bacon, fair order trade at 5V.@7l',r ST. LouIl, June 8.-Flour firm, unchanged. Wheat higher, inactive; No. 2 red fall $1 75 hid; No. 3 do. $1 65 bid. Corn easier; 42' hid cash; 42'@42% June; 43%'5a43. July. Oats dull; 38% bid. Rye dull; 65% bid. Whisky quiet, $1 07. Pork lower; $13 July; $13 20 August. Bulk meats--buyers and sell ers wide apart no sales. Bacon 5'~ 7%, 7%. Lard dull; kettle offered 8%. Hogs lower; slow; light shipping $4 20'44 35; mixed and heavy $4 10@4 15; receipts 2500. BALTIMORE, Jiine 8.-Flour more active and firmer; Western super $4 70'~5 06; extra $6 25 ra7 50; family $8'c9. Wheat quiet and firm. Corn-Western quiet and easier; Western mixed spot 58 80; July 59'%; August 61 bid steamer 55%~ Oats-prime heavy, active and firm; light Western white 50o,; do. mixed 476 kS; rye firm 75 a 80; hay firm; provisions dulo unchanged. Butter--choice Western grass irm, 17@18; other kinds dull and nominal; petroleum weak, crude H%; refined 14/;. otffee auiet and unchanged; Vi hiskey dull at )1 11 Ileceipts-Flour 700 bls; wheat 19, i0o; eorn 64,u100; oats 2230; rye 4000. Ship Snts--Corn 115,000. NEW YORK, June 8.-Flour quiet; receipts 1000 bble, sales 8000 bbls. Wheat unchanged; coeipte ~W0O bushels; no sales. Bye steady at 9Ol, Bta M corn steady; receipts 82 000 bushejs; 6O bushelsa ta oo ew barley un quiet; reep 84,. 000 bushels; i6,0% buehels at 37.88 for mixed W d State 44.67 for white. Pork less firm $t $l14u0i 25. Lard quiet and easter at 9.25. Whisky, $I l1~4. Sugar dull. Petroleum, crude 8, refIned 14k. MIONET AND STOCJS. Closing Ilteekleport. (Rpeclal to the Democrat.i NEW YOVK, June 8, 1877. Western Union Telegraph. Pacific Mail. . ....1 Adame Ex res. . . p . Wells Fargo A Co.'s Exp American Merchants' r sitted Rtates ].pr .,, New York Central... ;....: Erie................ ... Erie, prefor~d. .......... . - Harlem... e r ...... ... 141 ,arlem, pr/errdd.."......... . 140 ®_ Michigan Central .. , ....... i - Panama,. Union ....... ....... , Lake Sh . ý. n eigean Southern 46' Illinois Central... ....... 1 Cloveland and Pittsburg ........ 1t0 Northwestern ........ Northwestern, preferred... 45. Cleveland and Columbus.... - .. 25 Neow Jersey Central .... s@ Rock Island .... 91 ý St. Paul....... " . is St. Paul, preferrdl.. .48 @ Wabash ........ Fort Wayne ......... . ( Ohio andMississMisppit .... .. 4','9 - Delaware and Lackawanna .. 37~9 Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph . 19 @ Missouri Pacific ............... 1iyi Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 100 @ - St. Joseph ...................... 12 - U. S. (11 1881.............. .... liohl0hl1o Do witi coupons......... ....115 - U. S. 5-20s, 1886, new Issue.....109/@10.A% U. S. 5-20s, 1867 ............. 112 .. U. S. 5-20s, 1868, with coupon s..... Ili; c@ U. H. 10-40s........... .......l112%@112x Do with coupons..... ........112%4112/ Currency Se......... .....122 N@ - New s ...... 111 @4 - NBw YORK, June 8.-Money easy 1. Exchange 4884.90'/. Governments lower. State bonls quiet. Stocks Irregular, but in the main were higher at the opening; after first call prices declined %(1l;the features were for Delaware, Lackawanna and West ern, Lake Shore, New York Central, Western Union and Rock Island. Loenoi, June 8.-- Consols for money, 94 11-16: U. t. 5-20's of 186.5, 108% of 1867, 109%; 10-4.rs 109. New fives, 107%. Erioe 6. CCIRAP5 OF HISTORY. What the Rads Thought of Attorney Gen eral Ogden's Iajunctlon. It will be remem bared that soon after the inau guration of Gov. Nicholls an injunotion was issued from the 81ixth Dietrict Court enjoining Johnson, Honors and others from performing the duties of the offices which they had unurped. Johnson applied to Hunt FOR LiEAL ADVICE, and receiving the following reply : ATrroa.ur GOnaL's Or,.Co, State of Louisiana, New Odieans, January 12, 1877. Hon. Geo. B. Johnson, Auditor : fir-In answer to your communication, re° questing my opinion and advice in relation to a certain pretended writ of ioJunction issued in the name of the itate of Loul iana, upon the re latioan of H. N. Ogdea as Attorney General, by H. J. Dnueon, assuming to set as depaty dierk of the so-ealled 81xth District Court for the parish of Orlean"uoder order of N. H. Bightor claiming to setas jue of said coart, I have to say: That . Ogden, who appears as relator in maid pretended sait, is not Attorney General of the state and io natuthorized to act in that be alf. That the sBith District Court has been by law abolished, and that N. H. Rightor has no right to act as judge of that OR AN OT0Te COURT. You will, therefore, treat the pretended writ as in absolute nullity, having no force and entitled to no respect. Yor obedient servant WILLIAM H. IUNT, Attorney General. It is quite likely that Johnson Is still following the advice given by the writer of the letter. JONS.OlN TO IHUNT. What the Latter Thought the Former C.Oeal not Do. Johnson, in his testimony before the Auditorsaj ITvestigating Committee the other day, inferred that the Auditor's office had been in the possee sion of the pollce since after the 9th of January, when books found in his office shows lssue of warrants on nearly every day up to March 31. On the 8th of January he addressed a letter to Wm. H. Hunt, askingae to his authority under provisions of section 2 of act No. 29, of 1873, in delegating the powers of his office to a chief clerk. Hunt replied that the chief clerk could act during or in ease of the Auditor's illness or absence from the office, and that the chief clerk could sign as aoing Additor, but under the circumstances stated the advice was that the chief clerk was not authorized to act. "DIRULE. FORK OVER." Is What the Late Attorney General Wanted of his Assistant. On April 12, 1876, the late Attorney General Field became rather worried about the fees of his office due from the collection of taxes by the then Assistant Attorney General Dibble, who it seems must have made a good thing out of that kind of collections. He then addressed to Dibble the following letter: OrrIcz or TIIu ATroBnrw G iatEAL,) State of Louisiana, New Orleans, Apri 12, 1876. Hnn. H. O. Dibble, Assistant Attorney General: 9ir-It has n 1w been nearly five months since I have had any returns from your office in regard to my fees for the collection of taxes. I am not generally in the habit of complaining, but I would like toknow the cause of delay. Yours truly, A. P. FIELD, Attorney General. nTEELB's CONTINGENT. Worked in JOal, Wood, Peotage Stampse and Keys. During the latter part of the Kellogg regime it was a question of doubt in the minds of those not in the secret, how Bteele got away with his handsome "contingent," or how he WORIxD IT IN. The following letter explains the secret: ATro.i.y Gnrs AL's Orrcz, 1 State of Louisiana, New Oileans, La., December 7, 1876. hr. John W. Madden, 73 Camp street: ,ir-Since I assumed charge of this office I cave paid on account of contingent expenses of lame: .ovember 1, 1876, for five bbls coal......... $2 50 .Iovem er 1, 1876, for postage stamps....... 2 00 November 1, 1876, for keys................ 1 50 December 7, 1876, for coal and wood. ...... 3 50 Please enter the same on your bill which I it* lose, and give the office credit for balance of :ontingent faud paid you. Yuars repeettuhIAMll R. STEELE, Attorner Gseral.