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Omcial Journal of the State of Louisiana. Official Journal of the City of New Orleans. Ofoe, 109 Gravier Street. GEORGE W. DUPRE & 0O., PR OPRI ETOR U. OEROGE W. DUPItE, ., ,. IIEARBEY, JOHN AUGUSTIN, ALbERT (J. JANIN. IL J. HEARSAY................ EDTOR. IW O@aLaANM, mEPTEMBElUR , 1lli. THE POOR PUPPET. The report of the Commission on the Custom-House in this city, made by Gen. Barney, the general commissioner of the government, by F. H. Hatch, a former collector, and L. A. Sheldon, ex Bepublican member of Congress, has been approved by the Secretary of the Treasury and orders given to the Col lector to carry out all its recommenda tions. In this report the Commission speaks with special approval of the Weigh ers' Department, one of the most important in the Custom-House and says: "The records of the Weigh er's office are well kept, the instru ments are in good order, and the returns made are correct, insomuch so that the returns are made the basis of both sales and purchases in preference to those of city or private weighers. We have failed to find an Instance in which any mem ber of the force has received payment for labor not actually performed or any indication of lcollision with the city weighers." Now the incumbent of this office, Mr. Eiohholz, who appears to have enjoyed a rare reputation for in tegrity and efficiency, has been removed by Collector King in order to make way for a tax collector of St. Landry, a friend of Tom Anderson. Next the office of cashier was filled by Mr. Simpson, whose official capacity was in like manner recognized as of the highest order, and he is removed to make place for one of Anderson's members of the Legislature, tngross and flagrant violation of the constitution and the law. Then the Auditorship having been vaca ted by Mr. Aikman, is filled by the ap pointment of Ben Bloomfield, a partner and clerk of Anderson. Then removals of tried and competent men, whose ad ministration has been passed upon by the commission sent here by the Seo setary of the Treasury, and whose rp Lention is recommended by that com mission, which recommendation has been ordered by the Secretary of the Treasury to be carried out, have, to gether with Champlin, the special de puty, been removed to make places for utterly untried, unfit and improper per sons, who are the pets and dependants of Tom Anderson, who have not a single other qualification for these most responsible positions, in direct violation of the rules laid down by the President and Secretary of~the Treas ury, imperilling Ithe efficiency and in tegrity of the; administration of offices in which the interests of our commerce and of the public are seriously involved. Not even the ordinary pretext, though expressly repudiated in the civil service reform scheme of political and party objects, can be set up in extenuation of this miserable business. The men dis placed were all Republicans who had voted for Hayes, and those who sup planted them are only known as An derson's pets and tools. Thus is demonstrated to the world the truth of the charge that there has al ways existed from the beginning of the the Returning Board villainy a contract between Mr. John Sherman and Ander son and Wells that the wages of their infamy should consist of the entire con trol of the customs of this city, and that Mr. John E. King was appointed to the collectorship to fulfill this infamous contract. Upon such proofs as these will the Senate of the United States be called on to vindicate the honor of the repub le by the rejection of the man who has made these nominationsto consummate a palpable fraud and place in office of high trust men who have shown them selves destitute alike of all honor and manhood. THE STATE TREASURY. The testimony of Treasurer Dubuclet before the committee charged with the investigation of his administration, is not calculated to confirm and justify the high vauntings of that official as to the stern fidelity and impartiality, not to say integrity, with which he dis charged the duties of his office. His admissions and statements go far, indeed, to confirm the truth and justice of the charges of giving unlawful and inequitable preferences to warrant holders in the payment of warrants. His failure to keep a record of the war rants paid by him, and his habit of paying warrants with checks payable to bearer, are very suspicious facts, which he fails satisfactorily to explain. They can hardly be accounted for by the plea of ignorance of mercantile usages or the neglect of subordinates, seeing that the subordinates of Mr. Dubuc!et, upon whom he would throw the responsibility for all the malversa tion in his office are competent and ex perienced men. It is very easy, how ever, to see how such a mode of book keeping would obstruct an inquiry such as the committee are engaged in prose outing as to the parties whose warrants have been paid. It is, too, very unfor amme for the Treasurer's vindication against the charge of having given preferences to certain parties, who are charged with having had access to the interior of his office and obtained pay ment of their warrants when others were barred out. There are other admissions of this official which are in like manner em barrassing to his defense. His conclu ding request that for further informa tion his deputies be called on to testify is a repetition of the standing apology with which the Treasurer has evaded all inquiries into the mode of conducting his office for the last three years. This suggestion will hardly avail to call off a committee of the Legislature from fol lowing up the trail which they have struck. Now that by the payment of Judge Tissot's warrant a judicial inves tigation has been prevented, that of the committee will be prosecuted with the more vigor and thoroughness. We think that the conclusion of the inves tigation by this committee will fall considerably short of the prediction of the Picayune's "worthy old citizen," whose weighty refut tion that journal so zealously indorses, of "a farce de signed to hoodwink the public." THE DEATH OF TRIERS. In all the world there was not a single human life upon which so much de pended as upon that of Adolph Thiers, the patriot, statesman, orator and his torian of France. In his death France has suffered an irreparable loss. At any period during the past fifty years this would have been a great calamity, but never could the bereavement have fallen with more crushing force than at this crisis of her national history, when all honest and patriotic Frenchmen were looking up to the veteran patriot and statesman to rescue them and their country from the perils which environ them. It is almost impossible now to foretell the dangers to the existing in stitutions of France, and even to the peace of Europe, which are involved in this sudden calamity. It is the snapping of all restraints apon the revolutionary spirit, the de struction of the one solid and sub stantial barrier against the heretofore inevitable coup d'etat, the fatal end of all French aspirations for republican liberty and -constitutional freedom. It was his great and honored name, and the profound reverence he elicited even from the commune, which kept in abeyance that license which was too often mistaken for liberty, and which justified the Napoleonic epigram, l'Em pire c'est la paix / It was in the curbing of this mistaken and unwholesome spirit that the Republic was made pos sible, by being disassociated with the horroxs of the commune, and at the same time a security and confidence in popular rule created, which attributed to the schemings and plottings of all who opposed it an unusual peril. This was the great conservative in fluence which Thiers supplied to France, and his death gives the reactionary party the chance to raise the old cry, "The republic is anarchy-the empire is peace!" Or, at best, "Choose ICtween Gambetta and MacMahon I" It is barely possible that we may at tribute to the death of M. Thiers a greater significance than is due. But, however this may be, he was a man whose place cannot be filled, aind his loss is one that his country must deeply feel at this particular crisis. France has lost at a fateful time the largest brain of the civilized world, which for sixty years has thought and toiled with ceaseless activity for her glory and success, a stout heart that has ever thrilled with fervent love for his native land, and a tongue of unequaled eloq".ence and a hand of steel which have never tired in the vindication of his nation and people. THE RUSSIAN DISASTER. The Russians have certainly reaped no laurels from the war into which their Emperor precipitated them with such pomp of preparation and grandeur of force. The results of their move ment against Turkey are not of a char acter to correspond with the swelling notes of their preparation and their manifestoes. In fact, they have been disastrous and disgraceful. They at tempted the part of Patroclus in the Iliad, who indued himself in the armor of Achilles and rushed to meet the Trojan chiefs who' had shrunk before the mighty arm and invincible courage of the illustrious Grecian. One blow of the mighty Hector laid him sprawling in the dust, a victim to the rash con fidence of impetuous youth. Thus it was with Russia. She sought and made grand preparations to follow in the tracks and imitate the great mil itary qualities of the German army of Von Moltke, which invaded and subju gated France. The Russian Emperor burned to show himself the worthy nephew of his uncle, the great Emperor of Germany. He had as large resources, an even numerically greater army and a far inferior adversary. What was the effete, half savage Turk, with his scant and discordant population, more than half Christian, compared with the most active, spirited and distinguished na tion and race in Europe, which in less than a half century before had overrun and subdued all Germany, indeed all Europe. But Germany triumphed in the most brilliant manner over the French with the army which Von Moltke organized and directed, and which the Emperor led in person, with his Chancellor by his side, and dictated the terms of peace to prostrate France. Why should not Alexander achieve a like victory? Why should he transmit his sceptre to his successor, after a reign of a purely civil and political character, without a ray of military achievement or warlike enter prise? Doubtless these were the queries which have moved the Emperor of Rus sia to this gigantic undertaking to ren der conspicuous the closing decade of his reign by the consummation of the long cherished hope and ambition of all the Russian rulers for more than a cen tury-that of the expulsion of the Ma hommedan from Europe and the re-es tablishment of the supremacy of the Cross from the Bosphorus to the Atlan tic. This was the aspiration of Alex ander when he hurled his whole mili tary force on Turkey, and placed In command of his magnificently equipped legions, his numerous Grand Dukes, his brothers and sons and his famous Generals, and ordered them to overwhelm and subdue the barbarous Turk and extinguish Mahommedan rule in Europe. And thus far there has been a giant effort, an enormous expenditure of valor, of treasure and of blood, to com pass the most sterile and inglorious results which have in modern times crowned so gigantic an enterprise. De feats, disasters, and failures of the most mortifying character have on all sides attended their progress. The Turks, considering their vastly inferior resources, have shown themselves as they did four hundred years ago, the superiors of these vaunting champions of the Cross in all military, intel lectual, moral and physical quall ties. As strategists their command ers on both sides of the grand arena of the great conflict have foiled and barred the Russian progress and repelled their invasion. Their chief tains have won laurels, which the Rus sians -have lost in nearly every battle and movement. '1 he invader has be come a defender, and is more anxious to secure a retreat than to push his ad vance to the objective point of the cam paign, which was opened with so grand a flourish of trumpets. He now quivers on the ragged edge of extreme peril and uncertainty, as to the safe exit of his army from the toils into which it has been so rashly and unwisely hurried. And how has. this extraordinary fail ure been brought about? Why has Russia failed so signally to re-enact the grand drama of theGerman invasion of France? The answer is a simple one. Russia and the Russians are not Ger many and the Germans. The victory of Germany was due to the intelligence, the science and art of her people, to the recognition by her government of the full dignity and rights of man to the discipline and self-control and na tional spirit, which come of large intel lectual and moral discipline and thorough training in all the social du ties and arts of Christian civilization. The Russians fail for the lack of all these qualities; neither their govern ment nor people have emerged from the condition of stolid serfs, semi-savages, who have scarcely advanced beyond the state of enlightenment and progress in the arts of freedom and civilization of their Scythian ancestors of a thousand years ago, and whose government has never regarded them as entitled to aspire to any higher sphere of social intelligence and enlightenment than that of mere vassals and insensate serfs of a political and hierarchical abso lutism. In this age no such govern ment or people can successfully cham pion any cause, least of all that of a re ligion which is the source of all the grand intelligence, social elevation, en lightenment and progress in the arts and sciences, that have given such power to all the nations and peoples which have practised and illustrated the noble and refining precepts and morality of the Christian faith. DIED. DOBELM'MANN-On Ser t'mbhr 4, 1877, at 1:25 p, m., aged :3 years and 1to months, wife of Fred. The funeral will take place on Wednesday. at 4 oclock p. m., from the residence, No. 338sz Jackson, near Dryades streets. The friends and acquaintances of the Eichholzand Herwig families are respectfully invited to attend. * HYATT-On Tuesday, September 4. 1877. at 4:30 o'clock p. m., after a lingering illness, E1 ward Clarence Hyatt, aged 32 years and 4 months. The friends of the Vanketel family, and of his mother and of his brothers, F. J. and A. W. Hyatt, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, on Wednesday, September 5, 1877, at 5 o'clock p. m., from his late residence, No. 193 Camp street. Mobile and St. Louis papers please copy. DUFFEL-At Donaldsonville, on Monday morning. September 3, 1877, at a quarrertoe 10 o'clock Mary Corrinne. youngest child of Fred erick Duffel and Clemence Comes, aged 5 months and 1 day. WAGONS I CANE CARTS ! SPOKES? •E~r. N. I>O .IL.A., 18 and 2S Union and 15 and 17 Perdido streets. Sole Agent for the Celebrated "STUDEBA KER" WAGONS, CARTS and SPRING WORK of all kinds and sizes. Dealer in Philadelphia and Western Cane Wagons, Carts and Drays; Timber Wheels; Wheelbarrows of all desQclptions; Spokes. Fel loes. Hubs, Shafts, etc. Wheelwright material. Orders promptly filled. All work warranted. se2 1m Established 1869. P. O. Box 707, WHITE'S GINNERY, Office 26 Union, near Carondelet street TO COTTON FACTORS AND PLANTERS GINNING TERIS--THE SEED. BAGGING, TIES, TWINE and DRAYAGE furnished FREE since 1876. Parties wishing to know the average yield of Cotton ginned at "WHITE'S GINNERY" last season will please send to the undersigned for circulars. D. PRIIEUR WHITE. aul0 6m 2dp FACTORS AND TRADERS' INSURANCE COMPANY, 87 ............ Carondelet street ........... 3. Paid up Capital, $1,000,000. Assets April .80, 1877, *1,282,908 66. ISSUES POLI(CES COVERING FIRE, RIVER AND MARINE RISKS -AT LOWEST TARIFF RATES. ED. A. PALFREY. I'resident. JNO. CHAFFE. Vice Presidrent. TIIOS. F. WALKER, SHcretary. John I. Noble. T. Lytt. Lyon, John Chaffe, Harnuel H. Boyd, Ri'hard Milliken. Jo~seph McElroy, J. I. Warren. Win. . J. Behan, It. T. Buckner, B. F. Esehleman, Ham'l Friedlander, Win. C. Black, A. A. Yates, Chas. Chaffe, John I. Adams, L. C. Jurey. Isaae8ehorek. Wnm. Hartwell, R. M. Walmsley. C. J. Leeds. A. H. May. A. T. Janin, 8. H. Snowdon, Jos. Bowling, A. M. Bi.ckham. sl1 ROYAL CANADIAN INSURANCE CO. OF MONTREAL, DOUGLAS WEST, Manager, Department of Gulf States, 195 URA VIERI TREET, NEW OBLEANH. aR:nl Im P. A. BARKER, General Insurance Agent, No. 58 Carondelet street, NEW ORLEANS. UEI'RERWENTIN( : IEt Firoe Insurance Company, of Ntford, assets ............- $,087,000 Hartford Fire Insurance Com- 8 vahy. of Hartford. assets. ... ,2 ,000 Homo Fire Insurance Company. of New York, assets............ 6,104,00 Continental Fire Insurance Com pany, of New York. assets...... 8,040,000 Franklin Fire Insurance Com pany, of Philadelphia, assets... 1,852,000 Mas~acit~ettAts Mutual Life In surance Company, of Spring field, assets ........................ ,42,0 eel Im W. W. CLARH, Jso. W. Nonas,. D. TYLER, President. Vice President. Secretary and Treas. DIEBOLD SAFE AND LOCK CO. The Leading Safes in the world. have never failed to preserve their contents against FIRE OR BURGLARS, though tested thousands of times. Parties es tablishing themselves in business will find it to their interest to give me a call before purchas ing elsewhere. Over twenty Second-hand Com bination Lock Safes on hand, for sale very low. A. ROY, Agent New Orleans branch Diebold Safe and Lock Company, au22 2dptf 27 Canal street. CERTRAL DEPOT - OF - -oF Animal Vaccine Matter. VACCINATION. DIRECT COW POX. The necessity for establishing in this city a central office for vatcinating directly from the cow is felt and admitted by all, in order to ar rest the ravages made by the small-pox on our population. This is the motive which has di rected me in creating it. confident of its good result. and from its having been sanctioned by experience. I have the honor to offer to an en lightened community my service.-, at No. 1 Ca rondolet street, corner Canal, where the virus taken directly from the cow on the spot will be applied to those who honor me with their con fidence. Vaccination and revaccination applied in this form is the only or presenting no danger, and the only preservative of conceded utility which insures preservation and exemption from small-pox. It is, at the same time, the most salutary method adopted by enlightened peo le to effect a speedy termination of the epidemics affecting them. Persons not vaccinated can become so at any period and during all seasons, Those who have been so for seven years or more should be re vaccinated, the more so as it has been demon strated that vaccination taken from the arm is not permanent. Children ft om their earliest infancy and even in the period of teething are exposed to no peril in being vaccinated, and during an epidemic should be so five days after their birth. Ladies will find in my establishment an apart ment reserved rexclusively for their accommo dation, where they can be vaccinated in most respectful privacy. On MONDAY, August 13, at 12 o'cleck, the office will be opened to the pub.ic. Vaccinating Days. MONDAY and WEDNESDAY for Ladies. TUESDAY and THURSDAY for Gentlemen. Between 11 and 1 o'clock. Price, $1 each. The asylums and charitable institutions gratis. aulO 2dplm* DR. J. DE ZAYAS. New Orleans Savings Institution, No. 156 Canal Street. TRUSIEES: A. MOULTON. E. A. PALFREY, CARL KOHN, T. L. BAYNE, DAVID URQUHART, GEORGE JONAS, JOHN G. GAINES. THOS. A. ADAMS, THO. A. CLARKE. CHRIST'N SCHNEIDNB CHAS. J. LEEDS, SAMUEL JAMISON Interest Allowed on Deposite. D. UBQUHABT. President. Clas. Kusnuw. Treasurer. avls 175p ANT. CAEBEZar . O. CAmzanzL E. L. CBnazasz. CHas. J. OaZs3a A. CABBIERE & SONS, COMMISSION MERCHANTS Corner Royal and Customhouse. Liberal Advances made on Consignments it our friends in LONDON. LIVERPOOL. apse 4mdp HAVYB and BOEDEAU1. JEWELRY AT AUCTION! I. C. LEVI, Auctioneer, 108............................Canal Street .................106 WILL OFFER, TWICE A WEEK, HIS LARGE AND ELEGANT STOCK OF JEWELRY AT AUCTION, And remainder of daysre will sell at Private Sale as usual, from FIVE to TWENTY-.IVI P13 CENT LESS than any other establishment which advertises daily. Watches Repaired and Diamonds Reset Only by skillful workmen, at the lowest rates. je0o am I. C. LEVI. 1e Oanal street, ALBIN ROCHEItEAU PIERRE CRABITEB. CHARILES T. DUGAZON. ERNEST MERILH. A. ROCHEREAU & CO., COMMISSION MERCHANTS, SOLE AGENTS FOR THE SALE OF ZRtG & COMPANT'S CHAMPAGNE. IMPORTERS OF BRANDIIE S, WINEP, VERMOUTHS, OILS, ETC., 8 South William St., New York. l6 and 1s St. Louis street, New Orlseas. aul9 am IREMOAL. ItEM4LOVAL. -0 TO OUR NUMEROUS CUSTOMERS, FBIENDS AND THE PUBLIC. -o Raving leased for a term of years the large and beautiful store in the MORESQUE BUILDING, forming the corner of Camp and Poydras streets, we will take possession of the same during the MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, -with one of the LARGEST AND BE1ST SELECTED STOCKS -OF- N T I1T RI EVER OFFERIED TO THIS COMMUNITY, CONSISTING OF PARLOR, BEDROOM, DINING-ROOM, LIBRARY, HALL AND OFFICE FURNITURE OF EVERY STYLE, DESIGN AND QUALITY. FINE FRENCH PLATE MIRRORS, AND A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF COMMON FURNITURE, OF EVERY GRADE AND PRICE. - o------ In the meantime we will REDUCE OUR PRICES on our stock In Armory Hall to obviate the expense of moving. Parties wishing to take advantage of this reduction should call before We Imove. Thanking the Public for their generous patronage during many yoears past, we hope by strict attention to business and upright dealings, to merit a continuance of the same in our new Q1 uarters. R. M. & B. J. MONTGOMERY. N. B.--We will RETAIN ARMORY HALL for our AUCTION MART. mh:i tf PHILIP WERLEIN, 78, 80. 82 AND 90 BARONNE STREET, AND 122 CANAL STREET, LEADING MUSIC HOUSE OF THE SOUTH, DEFIES ALL COMPETITIOW. Best Pianos and Organs, Lowest Prices, Most Liberal Terms, Largest Assortumt, Ever Offered In the South. SOLE AGENTS FOR THE WORLD.RENOWNED CHICKERING PIANOS, The Best and Most Perfect Pianos Made, ALSO, FOR THE ELEGANT UPRIGHT HARDMAN PIANOS, In tone and touch superior to the Pleyel Pianos,. of qunal durability and selltn $100 less. War ranted to give good satisfaction or the money refunded. Sold on small monthly paymenta, or very low for cash. Sole Agents for the Celebrated Mason & Hamlin, Estey and New Eng. land Organs, JUST RECEIVED PER STEAMER ALICE, Five C'aimeM .ldtLnAoal Instrumaentm, The Traue Supplied below Northern Prices. jy17 GRUNEWALD HALL, THE LARGEST MUSIC 110 USE IN TIHE SOUTH. GENERAL AGENCY OF THE LEADING PIIANOS OF THE WORLD, STEINWAY & SONS, W. KNABE & CO., PLEYEL, WOLFF & CO., (PARIS,) And the Finest Parlor and Church Organs, Reduced Prices. Accommodating Terms. DIRECT IMPORTATION OF Musical Instruments for Bands, Strings, Accordeons, Music Boxes, At Wholesale and Retail. Special Prices to Country Merchants. Sheet Music Below Publishers' Prices, And at corresponding low figures to Professors. School:s the Clergy and Country Merchants. TRIAL ORDERS SOLICITED. ESTIMATES FURNISHED AND CATALOGUES MAILED TO ANY ADDRESS. LOUIS GRUNEWALD, se. Grunew8ad Hanll4, 1s , s, ansed 22 arose asees, New olemmi.