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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE OCITY OF NEW ORLEANB. VOL. II---NO. 209. NEW ORLEANS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. DOMESTIC NEWS. WlE RtUN ON TIIs R T. LouRI lANKS. Repeated Ceadltton of the Two Latltly nuspended Blanks. [Spedeal to the Democrat.] ST. Louts, July 17.-The North St. Louis Savings Bank will go into liquidation. Its offioers assert that its assets exceed the liabil Ities fully $150,000. It is said that Espy, Heidelbach & Co., of Cincinnati, had a con siderable sum in the bank when it closed. Mr. Merrill, President of the Bank of St. Louis, says that the depositors will be paid in full. St. Louis, July 10.-Contrary to expecta tion the flurry of Saturday regarding the condition of the banks, did not subside yes terda. but continued to-day and was ma terllly strengthened towards noon by the dlosing of the North St. Louis Savings Asso elation and the Bank of St. Louis. As on Saturday, however, the persons engaged in the run are almost wholly confined to small shopkeepers; no merchants or business men of any pretension taking part in it. The closing of the North St. Louis Savings is attnbuted to shortage of $10 000 at the Ql ng House, This morning the Bank of St. Louis did its clearing through the North St. Lots Savings and when the latter closed it had $27,000 of paper belonging to the Bank of St. Louis. This forced the latter to suspend. The action of the North St. Louis Savings Bank has given rise to con siderable severe comment. The banks run on most to-day wese the Fourth National, Provi dent Savings, Franklin Avenue, German Sav ings, and Boatmen's Savings. All current aooounts were promptly met, however, and there we at no time any noticeable excite ment The other savings institutions were oore or less besieged, but they all asserted heir abilty to meet all Just demands. There Is a strong disposition manifested on the part of s l epostors in molt of the banks, es ly in savings institutions, to obtain thewr money, but substantial merchants and business men of the city generally do not ap prehend any serious disasters to follow the present state of affairs. The st. Louis Banks. (Special to the Democrat.] ST. LoUis, July 17.-Up to this hour, 11 o'olock, nothing of special note has transpired at the banks. The run seems to have stopped and it is hoped that there will be no more further trouble. The Bankrupt Pike County Bank. (Special to the Democrat.] sT. Louvs, July 17.-The total liabilities of Pike County Bank are reported as $114,. Net value of assets about $70,000. The ter confesses two dividends were paid out the deposits, there being no profits outil ich to make dividends. * The Peotal Convention. [Special to the Democrat.] eMND, July 17.-Indications are that vention in the interest of Southern &illties to be held at Fortress Monroe l6th instant, will be largely attended. have been received from all the t cities in the South from Alexandria Orleans. Mexican Allire. (Special to the Democrat.l AfaInoTox, July 17.-The Mexican affairs the subject of discussion at the Cabinet lon to-day. No further action will be by our government, owing to the Mexi ba government having promised to put a oep to the raids across the Rio Grande. The Menmonth Park Naces. [Special to the Democrat.] LLONG BRANCH, July 17.-The first race to y, mile and an eighth, was won by Egypt. Orkshire Lass and Kenney ran a dead heat for second place. Time, 2:01%. The mile dash was won by Pride of the Vil Cage; Arrogance second, Eliza Adams third. "ilme, 1:54/%. The race for the West End Hotel stake was during a heavy rain. Zoo Zoo was the r. Time, 8:18; distance, a mile and quartors. last race, a mile and a quarter, was won attic F., in 2:18. Another Savings Bank Glone. S [Special to the Democrat.] N, July 17. -The Commissioner of .vings Banks enjoined the Haverhill Savings from doing further business. RAILROAD STRIKIER. A Conflict with the Militia and One Striker Shot. MARTIrrNsUr, July 16.-A formidable irike of railroad employee is progressing t a redhction of wages. Freight trains Mv been stoppe,; passenger trains are al tl o run. The arinladers were arrested and held to bail in $1000 to answer for a riot. They were held till it reached roportons of a large mob; with the as of the mob the strikers succeeded in their comrades. The firemen are letely intimidated, and there is no at present of any freight trains able to pass this point. The strikers no damage to property, and pas ins are permitted to pass uninter this morning Gov. Matthews, of West called out the militia at Martinsburg control the railroad strike. [Special to the Democrat.] BALTIMOIRE, July 17.-Early thismnorning strikers on the railroad threw the freight from the Baltimore and Ohio track, the engine, some cars and injuring engineer and fireman. Some excitement has been occasioned here attack of the strikers upon the militar -. Martinsburg, in which one striker is re shot. IThe strike is said to be confined to the fire and brakesmen. Dispatches from Martinsburg state that strikers have control of everything. Pas trains are not molested. Base Ball. BURG, Juay 16 -Alleghanies 5, Ti e, of Lindon. Ot., 1. Ul. July 16.-Browns 3. Hartfords 2. . July 16 -Cioaegoes , Bsetons 8, ELaPHA, July 16.-Athle.ice 10, Pai!a Patersen Fire Insurance Company. N N. J., July 17.-A meeting of the or the Paterson Fire Insurance held last night to receive the state who have been investigating ' affairs. The statement showed of their agents were deficient of dollars, and that risks taken in a reckless manner; also cPitai stock of $200,000 was entirely , gone, and that the policies are almost worth less. The directors resolved to close the con oern and apply for the appointment of a re ceiver. Efforts will be made to reinsure the outstanding risks. A Canada Earthquake. [Speclal to the Democrat.] RIVERt DtrtOUP, Quebec, July 17.--A sharp shock of earthquake occurred here at 3 this morning, lasting about thirty senouds. CAPITAL NEWS. The Four Per Cent.. '8pecial to the Democrat.1 WAMIIINOTON, July 17.-Up to noon to-day subscriptlons to the four per cent loan were, through the Syndicate, $00,000,000; through the United States Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer, $5,15o,000. The Department of Akriculturr. [Sper'lal to the Democrat]l WASHINOTON, July 17.-Ed. Carmon, of New Jersey, has been appointed chief clerk to the Department of Agriculture. Imuproveme4 In the Cotton Crop. 18pocial to the Democrat.] WAHrsINTON, July 17.-Two per cent im provement in the cotton crop is reported since the Juno report. How the Prealdent's nouthern Policy i. Received. WASunINTON, July 17.-An old personal Ohio friend of the President informed him yesterday that the feeling against his South ern policy was very strong in some sections. The outlook is not favorable for a Republican victory in October. This gentleman alluding to the order forbidding officials participating In political campaigns, says it will have a dis astrous effect, adding: aUnless the better class of citizens come [forward and take a hand in the political contests and direct the campaign the control of party machinery will pass into the hands of political bummers, who will manipulate the elections in their own interests." It was the opinion of this gentleman that the Presidentwould see the necessity of rescinding his order regarding Federal officials after the very first election held. The President's Order to Offict Holders. WASHINGTON, July 17.-Further trimming of the President's order allows members of the National Republican. Committee to hold their places on the ground that they have no funetions until the spring of 1880. .WAR NOTES. The Russian Army Beyond the Balkans. [Special to the Democrat.] LoNDoN, July 17.--A dispatch dated Ob tenik, July 18, says: Gen. Jourkos' command will operate as a detached force in the Rou meliah Valley until joined by the main body of the Russian invading column, marching by a more practicable but circuitous route through the Balkans by way of Dravona, Grabava, Kasanlik and Aeski Saghua. This main force will number 80,000 men. [8pecial to the Democrat.] LoNDON, Jury 17.-A correspondent tele graphs that after blockading the fortresses of the quadrilateral the Russians have 100,000 men available for crossing the Balkans on the west, exclusive of Gen. Zimmerman's army in the eastern section. THE POSITION OF THE TWO ARMIE9. The Russians Unwilling to Advance Until They Have Collected Suficlent Sup plies. [Speolal to the Democrat.] LONDON, July 17.--A war correspondent says that the Russians have nothing to chance as regards supplies. Bucharest, the great central depot, contains immense stores of meal and everything else needed by the army. Sistova will be the intermediate and Tirnova the advance depot for stores. A rapid advance on Rustchuk does not seem imminent. The cavalry outpostse'xtend from a point on the Danube, twelve miles west of Rust chuk to,forty miles inland, facing the Turk ish foremost position on the river Loen. Railway communication on the Adrianople and Constantinople line is suspended for everything but troops. The Mtervian Pretender. [Specilal to the Democrat.] LONDON, July 17.-Prince Karageorgevitch, pretender to the Servain throne, has entered the Montenegrin army. I his is a sure sign that no co-operation of Servia in the war is expected. The Russilan Atrocities, [SDecial to the Democrat.] LONDON, July 17.-Shumla correspondents state that they personally witnessed the Rus sian's attack on unarmed Turkish soldiers, wounding old men, women and children. Refugees assert that the Russians attacked a wagon train fleeing to Shumla, and mur dered the people indiscriminately. The Murrender of Nikopolls. [Special to the Democrat.) LONDON, July 17.-Russian official dis patches announce that the Nikopolis gar rison, consisting of two Pashas, 000 regulars, surrendered. The Times correspondent says : The cap ture of Nikopolis involves the surrender of Hassan and Achmet Pasha's 6500 men, forty guns and two monitors. All other accounts represent that the Turks evacuated Nikopolis before the Russians entered the town. The Daily News' Simnitza special particu larly reports that the garrison of Nikopolis managed, with no little skill, to carry off forty guns, which consituted the armament of the fortress. More Towns Evacuated by the Turks. [Sp.sial to the Democrat.] LONDON, July 17.-The Turks evacuated and the Russians occupied Medjidia and Mau galiar, in the Dobrudscha. A Mission. LONDON, July 17.-Reuter's telegram from Adrianople says: The First Secretary of the German Embassy has arrived here, en route to Jambol. It is believed he is entrusted with a mission. Troops and war material continu, to arrive by railway. The Battle of Feldieh. LONDON, July 17.-A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Yena Sagra gives a long and somewhat sensational account of a battle on Sunday evenhig at Feldich, twelve miles from Yona Sagra which is represented to have been obstina1ely contested, and to have resulted in the Russians being driven back through the pass. Reported Defeat of lie Grand Duke Nicholas. CONSTANTINOPLE, Juily 17.-An official dis patch announces that Eyoub Pasha has at taked the Russians under the Grand Duke Nicholas north of Tirnova and defeated them with a loss of 12,000 men. The Grand Duke is surrounded, A Reuter telegram from Constantinople says: The report of the defeat of the Grand 1)uke Nicholas is not confirmed by dispatches from Redif Pasha. It was probably based on false repllts made to the local authorities. The RIlaltarn Defeated at the Tlvardltzka Pass. LONDON, .lly 17.--Reift Pasha sends a dis patch formally confirming the report that-tho Russians had been beaten in Tivarditzka Pass. The advance of the Russians was ex aggerated by, the station master at G(en Haghin, who was influenced by the general panic. Dridllre and Monitonr Demtroyed. LONDON, July 17. Two Turkish monitors have destroyod the bridge at Sistova. One monitor was subsequently sunk by torpedoes. Burled Alive. LONDON, July 17.-The Porto officially de clares the Russians have buried alive the inhabitants of Jonis, near Tirnovn. who had taken refuge in a mosque. Vltova Occupied. LONDON. July 17.--The Russians under the Czarewltch occupied Vitova, on the railroad between Rosgood and Rustchuk. cutting communication on that line. Minor Notes. LONDON. July 17.-The Porte intimates that he will not open the Dardanelles to the ves sels of any power nit promising support against Russia. The Telegraph's Bucharest corrcespondent states that the Russians will construct a sub stantial bridge at Nikopolis. It is reported from 8imnitza that the Czar left for Tirnova. An additional contingent of .000 troops has sailed front Alexandrla for Constantinople. Sermany'M War on the Colorado Bretles. 9noecial to the Democrat.) BERLIN, Jyly 18,--Owing to the continued importation of Colorado beetles ships arriv ing in German harbors from American ports will be carefully inspected. Placards con taining life size portraits of the insect will he diest ihuted throughout the country. MONEY AND STOCK8. [Ie'cial to the Democrat.] N.W YORK, July 17.-Gold 105. U. 8. 6's of 1881, 111; do. coupons, 112V; 5-20's of 1865, new issue, 107@107.'; do. of 1867, 112; do. of 1868, coupons, 112; 10-40's 112'l'12/,; do. coupons, 11310; currency 6's 12t4; new 5's 1104. LoNDON, July 17.-Consols--Money 94 9-16; U. 8. 5-20'o of 1865, 106B; do. of 1867, 106%; 10 40's 110; new lives 110,,; Erie 7;. DOME*TIC M4ARKETh. IS.eelal tothe Democrat.] ST. Louts, July 17.-Flour unchanged. Wheat-easier for cash and better for futures; No. 2 red fall $1 40 cash, $1 44, July, No. 3 do $1 a@133 lcash, $1 28% July, $1 19 August Corn higher; 46?' cash, 45%@46 bld'uly, 45% @4.5% August. Oats dull; 32 bid. Whisk quiet; $1 08. Pork dull; $13 40 bid cash anl August, Bulk meat -no sales. Bacon lower; 6". Lard nominal. CHICAno July 17.-Wheat heavy and weak at $1 161 for August; nominally $1 37881 40, July. Corn farly active and firmer at 48581 48"4 for August; 491 July. Pork panicky and lower: $13 121/ cash; $12 15 August; $13 25 September. Lard heavy and lower; 8.95 cash; 9 -August; 9.05 September. INCINNATI July 17.-Flour easier. Wheat dull. unsettled and lower; white $1 30@1 40. Cornl and oats unchanged. Whisky lower; $1 06. Pork and lard firm and unchanged. Bulk meats strong; 54@77%. Bacon flrm; ; FOREIGN MARKETS. LIvxlPooL July 17.-Cotton firm. Mid dling Uplands 613;"d, Middling Orleans GY,d. Hales 8000 bales, for speculation and export 1000; receipts 13,800; American 3550. Futures, sellers at last night's prices; Up lands, Low Middling clause, July anti August delivery 6 5-16d; August and September 6 11-32d(; September and October 6 13-32d; Oc tober and November 6 7-16d. Breadlstuffs firm. New mixed Western corn 26s 6d0827s. PARIS, July 17, 2 p. m.-Rentes 107f 47c. Rio DE JANEIRO, July 1a.-Coffee quiet, with a downward tendency. MANTOS, July 16.-Coffee market quiet; prices maintained. RIVER NEWS. [Special to the Democrat.] MEMPHIS, July 17.-Departed: Mitchell, for Cincinnati; Nellie Speers, for Pittsburg. THE WEATHER YESTERDAY. The following is the "temperature" at the various points named, as reported by the Signal Service telegrams furnished by Ser geant Brown, of the Signal Bureau, and indi cating the state of the temperature at the points named, at 3 p. m. yesterday: Cairo 84 degrees Cincinnati 84, Galveston 91, Keokuk 84, LaCrosse 83, Leavenworth 84. Louisville 84, Memphis 88, Nashville 88, Omaha 79, Pittsburg s8, Shreveport 92 St. Louis 8, St. Paul 82, Vicksburg 90, Yankton (D. T.) 71 Augusta (Ga.) 77, Corsicana (Tex.) 94, Mobile 93, Montgomery 84, Savannah 85, New Orleans 90, and Key West 88. ----4 ., The VIdangeurs" Protest. Editor Democrat-We protest, as American citizens, against the formal attempt of the Board of Health to galvanize into life the monopoly of the New Orleans Sanitary Exca vating Company. By what right does the Sanitary Board ful minate that ' ll parties using other means, or appliances, are aoting in violation of law, and should be arrested and brought to trial accordingly ! " Is this community drifting again into odlious monopolies ? Or has it come to pass that a sanitary board will erect itself into a living law, without any one to protest against the enormity ? Very respectfully, N. PIPER, W. HEIRITNER, C. KUHNL PHILIPP 1AUMANN, OWEN FITZPATRICK, C. SCHINDLEIR, F. MONTEGUTr, And many others. Officehoiders Peers. [Troy Times, Rep.] No "reform" of the civil service is possible which is not based upon the idea that office holders are primarily the peers of their fel low-citizens and entitled to the same po itical I'rivilege, t TILDEN'S GRAND COMBINATION. Lck THE PENNI|l,VANIA RAILROAD T( ke CARRY ON TILDIWN's CLAI TO TIE PREMIDENCY. is lt- A Pew Needy Carpet-lrag senators to h. ike Bought Over to thin Enterprise. ikne (Oath in Cincinnati Enquirer.] I learned from a person who had beer pie to see Mr. Tilden at a place about twen nld ty miles below Long Branch that he se had suddenly abandoned his i'ntentior on to go to Europe last Saturday, and had as suddenly returned to the Presides tial contest, where it is opened in Lou, ka islana. My informant said: "There is no tell is- ing when he may change his mina ie again. But it looks to me just now, at ka if the Pennsylvania interest had taken j, hold of Tilden--the railroad as well at ral the politial interests there-and meant to combine the Presidential question, the subsidy question, and, perhaps. the Mexican question, in a desperate effort rµ to turn the tide of business and save ino the skeleton of corporate investment, s. Tilden is stopping at the Pennsylvania Railroad resort, where Scott and the Pennsylvania Railroad magnates spend e- the summer and communicate with he every section of the country. This ad year will be a devastating one to specu lative interests of all kinds, unless the government credit can be seized, both for an increase of currency (and a re he treat from resumption) and for the tl bonded support of big Interests like the 'i Texas Pacific. There are millions at stake and hundreds of fortunes idr the fate of these speculations, and there is no time to make public opinion, or cajole at the press, or subsidize Congress. Bold, s- rapid work is now needed, and Hayes is rt not to be depended on for any financial liberality. The Texas Pacific interest nt was for Tilden during all the campaign; h- it was for that reason that Jay Gould put down his $40,000 to elect Hayes. ar Fully understanding Mr. Tilden, aware of the slender majority by which the as Senate is held to Hayes, and knowing every man there and his price, do'you think it would be hard to revolutionize s. the government in two months if the railroad interest should put up the xd capital, take the responsibility, and do v- the heavy work, which Tilden is too ir t, resolute to do? He is already identified n with the Pennsylvania lines, which are not wholly independent of the fate of the Texas interests. Tilden acquired the Fort Wayne Railroad for the Pennsyl vania Company. In the Senate are several men, now Republicans, whose political career has passed and who are poor; yet they have two or three years 's apiece to keep their seats. Among these )f are John Patterson, of Pennsylvania; ; George pencer whoacquired the Mem ; phis and Charleston Railroad for Col. W Scott; Dr., Conover, of Florida: Mr. Dorsey who has been in the Arkansas - railroads, and Mr. Bruce, the colored Senator from Mississippi. I only men tion these names to show you that there are some disgusted, resentful (and poor) men in the Senate, and at some of them the Republican press, led by 1 Jay Gould's newspaper, is continually poking unnecessary taunts. For exam Slpie, Spencer, who went to the Black t. Hills to make a living and wrote four lines of an official dispatch on the y Indian dangers, was maligned and < made funny, as if he had no place of ref uge in this world. Such men are poor, incensed and .without the feeling of responsibility. They regard themselves as abandoned by the Republican party. y At such a time of disgust nothing but self-interest binds them to support Hayes. If that self-interest be address ed by*the subsidy-interest. can it be talmb iinnn? Wall haeng io rha... . ment: "The country is down in a rut of pov erty. Hayes is not big and worldl enough to grasp it. We are doomed t; three years and a half of slow, plodding amateur, petty reform policy, all to b, terminated by a Democratic victory Ii 1880. Now if you throw out Hayes an( put in Tilden we shall have a wholl, material policy. We will finish thi Southern Railroad to California an( take a big strip of Mexico, and em Sploy the energies of our surplus popu ation, particularly in the South in warlike pursuits, construction and emigration. If thip will no answer, we will oblige Mr. Blaine- ant take a part of Canada as well; and I England doesn't like it, we can attack her commerce and divide her maritime empire. Here are all the energtei ready for war:I le and costly machine ry, unemployed multitudes, great me chanical ingenuity and a war in Europe to occupy them fully and give us the whole field. Our policy can be what wE please. If we fail, the Republicans wil electra 1resident in 1880. It we succeec there will be only one party in the country, and the past will drop out ol light. We have a little pool of a million or so, and will let you in I" I remarked on this that it appeared tc be merely speculative, like any othei eccentric theory which would expanm under the fears and the fancy to be a gorgeous piece of policy. We had r happy country, for all its relative de. cline, and would not throw it away in a wicked revolt against naturalreverses and pressing calamity. "That would have been true twelve years ago," said my associate, "bul since that time the growth of corporate power associated with legislation, has been disastrous to mere public opinion. Capital works directly upon the Legis. lature, and never is so well paid as in its investment there. The legislator has become dependent on schemes and subsidies; he is poor to-day, and look ing for a purchaser, like a shipwrecked man for a sail. It is not in the nature of capital to hesitate at anything to save itself. If you look up and down the horizon you will only see one chance of business revival and that is in the use of the public credit, large public works and developments along their line. The two big constructions of the day are the Texas Pacific Railroad and its Central Pacific connection, and the mutual out let into Mexico, where are valuable mines, herd-lands, etc. The Central Pacific Railroad has had an important agency in legislation. It is no secret, I suppose, that it contributed, through the deceased R. Tranchot, of Schenec tady, the necessary funds to elect Roscoe Conkling in 1866. This great railroad now halts at Fort Yuma, at the boundary of Mexicoi, Ar;tzna and California. Just over the Mexican line is a route surveyed through rich States to Guaymas. The Pacific coast would precipitate one hundred thou sand men over into Sinaloa and Sonora if that railroad would procure author ity to annex them. Where the road tow stops both lands and rights stop. Now, facing the Central Pacific, at a distance of a thousand miles or more, is the more, is the Texas Pacific, also balanced in the air. Those roads will meet in the necessity of things. No energy will be spared that the brain and credit control to make the Texas Pacific meet the Central Pacific over or beyond the Rio Grande. It will' become a necessity before they meet to extend our boundary south ward. Mr. Blaine perceives this, and hastens to make some home capital by antagonizing upon it. Besides, he will be a more valuable man to conciliate by and by, when "Barkes i willin'." Noth ing of consequence antagonizes that subsie y and that conquest but Hayes. He represents the respectable, moral suasion side of American society, which is just now in a minority. Necessity, employment, opportunity, bold policy is the supreme need at present. The Pennsylvania election this fall will de termine a greater question than the Ohio election: that is, are the people with their capitalists or with Hayes? ) VERMILION. - It. Remourees and Advantage--A Splen did FPeld for mllgranimts-Mnur and Cotton Ciltivatlon-s-eep RMIsing. t [Abbeville Meridionbl,] 3 Nw IBERIA, May 20, 1877. SAfM. Editor-It was my good fortune 3 to be in the town of Abbeville last week. It pleased me for many rMasons. The first is that I did not meet a set of ruth 1 less barbarians as I had been led to ex L pent from outside reports, but on the contrary a society polished, quiet and hospitable; the second reason that I saw a town situated on one of the most enchanting and picturesque streams on the face of earth, in a country which for richness of soil and adaptability to the cultivation of the countless products of agriculture and horticulture eanhot be surpassed anywhere. I have traveled a great deal and have never yet met a place more inviting to the stranger and which offers him more advantages in every respect. In conversation with the physicians of the town, and some of the old resi dents, I found out that the health of the parish was equal, if not superior, to that of any other locality in the country. I traveled over the immense parish and wondered that its vast extent of terrf tory was not filled by a numerous, enter prising people; and I would say that the more I traveled through the parish, the more I gazed upon the grandeur of the scenery, the immense variety of landscape, the fertility of its soil, its immediate navigation and communica tion to every port in the world the more I wondered that such an Eden spot should have been so far, so ignored. The parish borders on the Gulf of Mex ico. Its northern limits are the parishes of Lafayette and St. Landrv, itibound ed east by the parish of Iberia and St. Mary, and west by the river Mermentau and the parish of Cam. eron, measuring nearly sixty miles from east to west, and about fifty from north to south. Only one-third of this immense territory is udder cultivation 1 What an opening for immigration ! In quiries may be made by persons wish ing to change their homes, as to the fertility of the soil, to these we would say that the lands are most fertire, and the worst acre of land in the parish will amply repay one for his labor. On the banks of the Vermilion and the other streams that irrigate this vast country, the lands are more than ordinarily pro ductive, yielding in fair seasons as much as two and three hogsheads of sugar to the acre and corn and other produce in proportion; cotton thrives well on all the lands. gardening can be carried on successfully, fruits from the orange and banana to the smallest plum can be raised with thegreatest ease and in count less quantity. Rice grows and yields most luxuriantly, and to give your readers and the public abroad an idea of the productiveness of the soil in your parish, I would mention but one planter in the neighborhood of Abbeville, who in the course of last year, with the help of only three of his children, the oldest nineteen years of age, gathered over 300 barrels of rice, put up ten acres of seed cane, made some cotton, 300 barrels of corn, and potatoes, pumpkins, peanuts, popcorn, and the Lord knows whatelse, enough to feed a Turkish regiment for I one year. Its boundless prairies and I fine pasturage are especially adapted I to stock raising, sheep, I find, do well, hogs can be raised countless, chickens I can be raised without any trouble, game I is plentiful of every kind, from the deer and pheasant to the rice bird; the health of the country is good, society is good and, I have gone back on the can nibal reports that have been going the I rounds concerning your parish, Lake Simonette and the Vermilfon afford red fish, casburgo, trout, etc. The lands I can be had at reasonable prices, say 1 from 1 to 3 dollars in good localities, and choice from 5 to 10, and in some places at fifty and seventy-five cents. The town of Abbeville I found to be improving, is situated on the Vermilion which affords a natural outlet to and an uninterrupted communication with all the ports of the world. A new 4 school board has been appointed, and I the public schools will soon go into full operation; there are four churches in the town, one Catholic and three Prot- I estant, one white and two colored. Mr. Editor, I have taken a great deal 1 of your space, and fatigued you, per- 1 haps. with the description of your own parish, from what I could see of it in a I hasty trip, but your readers and the I people abroad can rest assured that if ever I move ftom old Wisconsin, as I intend to do, no other place shall hold e me but the parish of Vermilion, for truly it offers all the advantages which 1 the immigrant can desire. MANGOER. Depth of Water at Moumhwest Pass. SOUTHWRT PASS, July 16, 1877. To Capt. C. W. Howell, Corps of Engineers 6 Depth of channel at mean low tide 16 feet. Least width for that depth, 90 feet. iigh tide at 3 a. m. Height above mean low tide 2% feet. Depth of channel at high tide, J 18Y feet. Depth of channel, if referred to plan I of average flood tide, 18 15-100 feet. Bottom I hard. C. CI. IZ;L, .sitccr of Iknayons. TIEB EXPOSIfION.. Meetinr of all the Mtate and Territorial Governers at Philadelphla. [National Republcan. ] Arrangements have been consum mated for the meeting of all the Gov ernors of the States and Territories at Philadelphia on the 25th of August, the object of which is understood to be for the purpose of an interchange of views in relation to the financial, commercial and industrial interests and prospects of their respective commonwealths. In addition to the chief magistrates of the various States and Territories, Secre tary Schaur Postmaster General Key Seoretary Thompon, the professors oc the Smitbsofitan Institute, the Commis sloner of Agriculture, and the Commis sioner of Education have signified their intention to be in Philadelphia on the day designated, and will acoomnany the distinguished party to New York aud Boston. The distinguished visitors will be re ceived at Independence Hall on the 26th by Gov. Hartranft, assisted by the State and city officials, as well as the leading merchants. After the exhibition at Philadelphia is visited and inspected and a reception given, the party will visit the public institutions and the - various factories and foundries, On Saturday they will visit Cape May. and on Monday will leave for New York. There Gov. Robinson will assume the position of host, and with the mayor of New York will receive the party. After three days' sojourn in New York they will go to Boston, and will b&t cieved by Gov. Rice. The entertai ent on t e whole promises to be of a very grand and interesting character. There seems to be no doubt here that the Gov ernors will be induced 'to visit the national capital before they separate. POLITICAL OPFENVE3. [N. Y. Nation.] The Grand Jury in New Orleans have indicted Wells and Anderson and Ken net and Casenave of the Louisiana RBe turning Board for fraudulent alterations of the returns from one of the parishes at the late presidential election, and it is said that the trial will 'produce many and painful disclosures about the con nection of there men with the lepub-. lican managers of the late canvass. It is objected, however, that to allow the case to go to trial will be a violation of Gov. Nicholls' promise or agreement to let bygones be bygones, and pursue no body for "political offens" committed during the late presidential struggle, and generally njudilclous as likely to revive angry feelings. We can, however, oonhelve of no reason for stopping the prosecution that will hold water for one moment etcept defects in the proof and consequent likelihood of au seqnittal. If the proof is good, Wells and his confederates are no mose entitled t impunity, under an agreement to overlook "political of fences," than any Democrat who, dur ing the anrases, whipped or murdered negro voters. Their offense is only " political" because it had serious politl cal consequences, just as a murder or arson might have had. In reality, if guilty of anything they were guilty of forgery and rauof the most shocking kind, and with Wells, at least, the ob ject was not wholly or principa ly the election of anybody in particular as President, but the receipt of a good round sum for the election of somebody. The evidence before the House Commit tee pointed strongly to this, it it did not convict him of it. The only possible argument in favor of the "political" view of his offenses is the connivance or countenance which they met with from Northern politicians and even from men who do not call themselves politicians, but moralists. Gov. Nicholls owes it as a duty to the whole country to see to it that if the proof against these man is good they are pursued to the utmost limits of the law, so that their offense may remain in Amerloairhistory, not as a precedent for other scoundrels to fol low or be put up to, but as a warning and example which will make not only common rascals avoid it, but political managers frown on it as an expedient not to be thought of, and pious politi cians as something by which there is no innocent way of profiting. WANTS WAR WITH THE SOUTH. IN. . Tribune. Against a solM South there is soon to be a solid North ; not so perfectly united as the South, perhaps that is not neces sary; but solid enough and firm enough to possess the Government. It will be stronger than in 1861; stronger for the prestige of past success, the enarged experience of added years, increased confidence in its own resources, and the consciousness of having earned power honestly and used it worthily. The small margin by which the Democrats carried two or three Northeru States in 1876 will crumble away the instant such a sectional issue is presented as that which the South seems anxious to invite. Russia and Turkey. In a paper read recently by Mr. E. G. Ravenstein before the Statistical So ciety, London, on the populations of Russia and Turkey, he stated some facts of especial'interest at present. Russia has a population of 84,584,482, while Turkey has only 25,986,868. The in crease of the former.is 1.1 per cent per annum, the Jews being the most pro liflo of the inhabitants; but in Turkey the author believes that the Turks pro per do not increase at all, owing to the vicious habits of the women and the losses entailed in defending the empire. In Russia there are 100 Russians to every 501 of other nationalities, and 109 Christians to every 16 Mohammedans and pagans, while in Turkey there are only 100 Turks to every 197 of other in habitants. fcrab, sisters, scrub. 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