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OFIOCIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. VOL. II---NO. 260. NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. CAPITAL NEWS. THU NEW OBtLANe CUleTO-HOUSE. Seovernment Interests Neglected Ue · s*ee the Omelals are Inharmonneas. WAsmNoTN, Sept. 16.-Mr. J. Madlson 'Wells and his friends in the New Orleans tustomnHousiedo not seem to be working in harmony with Collector King. It issupposed In Official circles here that they are organiz Ing a movement looking to the ousting of Mr. King from his position. The matter has attrzeted the attention of the authorities here, IUtl an officer will probably be sent to New SOrleans to ascertain whether the government Interests are being neglected in consequence of the Custom-House officials there failing to Work harmoniously together. he New York and Philadelphia Custom houses. WAsimqOToN, Sept. 1lD-In thie changes t be made in the Philadelphia custom-house matter, it has been determined to allow the people of that city a voice in the selection of the new appointees. The Secretary of the T.easury will give his attention to this mat t~r as soon as he finishes with the New York Slustom-house. Collector Arthur, of New York custom-house, will be here to-morrow, when Itfls expected the data will be had for the con templated change at New York. The Hmyden Expedition. WAsAINOeTO, Sept. 16.--The apprehension ;whidh was felt for some time back in regard to the safely of Mr. G. R. Bechler's division of rof. Hayden's geological survey has at last~been relieved by the reception of a dis path from Mr. Bechler, dated Camp Stam baugh, in which he announces the arrival of the party at that place. He states that they are how beyond all poselble danger, and will reach Rawlins' Springs, on the Union Pacific _.4lroad, by the sixteenth of this month. The party must have croesod the main range of Mountains from the Snake river country. Removals. WAse moreol, Sept. 17.-Thirty clerks were removed from the Treasury Department yes terday, and fltty more will follow on the 30th Last. These clerks were'all on the temporary roll, and the appropriation for that roll hav ing been exhausted the removals became Seceasary. Prom otr d. WAbsu OTO., Sept. 10.-On a recent exam nsilon under the civil service rules, the fol lowing gentlemen were promoted to clerk Shitp in class 4; salary, $180o in general noffice: E. N. Howell, of Michigan; W. It. Irwin, of Illinois, and D. K. Syckles, of Michigan. ' M*Onmhlnerm Oaught, WAHITNOTON. Sept. 10,-For some time the iienity of Tyrone, Pa., has been flooded with Soountorfeit silver coin of the denomination of halves and quarters. The Treasury Depart ment was notified, and Chief Brooks, of the seoret service, was Instructed to investigate the matter thoroughly, He Immediately sent several subordinates to Tyrone, who soon ascertained that J. P. Funk, Of Altoona, Pa., and W. W. Hutchinson. of Baltlmore, were the parties engaged in the manufacture. DOMESTIC NEWS. MAYTg' SOUlTHERN TOUR. TLe Preparations IlBenx Made for the Re eeptite of Hayes and Schurz at LouIs. ville. LOUISVILLE, Sept. 16.-This wcek promises to be a memorable era in the history of Louis ville. The preparations for the reception of President Hayes and other prominent gentle men to-morrow have been gotten up in an elaborate style, and nothing is being left un done which will add to the pleasure of the City's guests. The people have already begun to deca their houses with beautiful flags, Chinese lanterns, etc., giving the city a holi day like appearance. By to-morrow the streets will present to the eye a beautiful picture, and to-morrow night the scene will be a gorgeous one. People from all portions of the country com m;enced pouring into the city last night, and every train arriving brings a crowd. Ar Tangements have been effected for excursion trains and boats to-moriow morning on all allroads and rivers, and it is already certain that there will be more people in Louisville to-morrow and next day than there has been for a long time. The German citizens have to-day been itaking preparations for the reception of Sec r.etary Schurz, who has notified them that he will surely be here. The reception will be tendered him at the Leiderkanz Hall, and it will be an enjoyable affair. The reception to President Hayes at the Galt House, Tuesday night, will be grand and imposing, and the ball will present an array of youth and beauty not often gathered together in the historical Galt House, ov. Hampton Serenaded at Louisville. LOUIRVILLE, Sept. 16.--The serenade to eTov. Hampton last night was a most enjoya le affair, and was participated in by many . Louisville's prominent citizens. Ex-Fe.r rxal and Confederate soldiers vied with each ,ther in welcoming South Carolina's famous on to Kentucky, and during to-day many tlemen from different portions of the tate paid their respects to him, at his rooms tt the Louisville Hotel. The front of the iullding is splendidly decorated, and a stream of people have thronged the corridors of the hotel during the whole day anxious to get a ht at the great cavalry officer and Gov r. Suicide. DATON, Sept. 16.-Michael Mercer, a black th, aged thirty-nine, and married, to-day mmitted suicide by jumping head foremost to a well on his premises. His neck was n. Despondency from being out of rk and out of money, as well as disap intment, wad the cause. The Breoklyn savings Bank. BOOKxYN,, Sept. 16.-At a meeting of the rs of the Long Island Savipgs Bank, Syesterday, Mortimer L. Ourden, the i ewatit was thqught that a, dividend of twenty-five per cent could be paid by the let of October, and another of fifty per cent be made in three months, without the sale of the costly hank building. It Is thought depositors will lose from five to ten per cent. The officers say if they could have been allowed time to arrange their own af fairs, everything would have come out right. Broke Jail. DAYTON, Sept. 16.--This evening at the close of religious services in the county jail, four prisoners, mere boys, escaped by slipping up into the hospital ward. in the third story, and then crawling through .a window and sliding down the lighting rod. The last to escape was Timothy Thomas, a colored man, who fell thirty feet to the ground, and so badly injured himself as to be unable to get away. The other three, Charles Brown, Ed ward Wilson and Edward Dousar, held for burglary and larceny, made goodx their A SPECTRE THAT WILL NOT DOWN. The Late Supreme Court Must Di(gSorge $71,000 of the People's Money. Edlitor Democrat-The late judges of the Supreme Court drew, for several years, from the Treasury of this State salaries not au thorized by law. The constitution of the State is the supreme law of the State. By article 75 of the consti tution, under which they held their offices, the Chief Justice was entitled to receive a salary of $7500, and the Associate Justices a salary of $7000 each. These judges were sworn to support the constitution. Regar(lless of their obligation these judges each received from and after February 27, 1871, an excess of sal ar above the constitutional limit of $2500. They attempted to justify the robbery of the State by an hct of a corrupt and servile LZ lature which increased their salaries. The same constitution which declared what their salaries should be prescribed also that their term of office should be eight years. It was equally in the power of the Legisla ture to say that their term of office should be increased to twenty years. as to say that their salaries should be increased by an ad ditional amount of $2500 or $5000 or $10,000. The act of the Legislature increasing the salaries was manifestly unconstitutional. It was the duty of.the judges so to declare it and it is now the duty of the law officer of the State to compel Ludeling, Howell. Howe, Wiley, the estate of Talieferro, and Morgan to disgorge what they have unlawfully re ceived. The aggregate of money thus un lawfully withdrawn from the treasury is about $75,000. Several of the ex-judges are able to refund. They should be required to do so. LAWYER. (Communicated. ( Remember the Unfortunate Brave of September 14, 1874. "Louisiana honors the living and the dead." So reads the scroll; but there. beneath it. stands one who bears on his body the marks of the stern conflict. A inalmed and shat tered man, John McCabe, who fought for Lou isiana on the bloody battlefields of Virginia, and again on the fourteenth of .September helped to win the glorious victory. A black smith, shot throurh both arms, his silent anvil no longer rings to the music of the hammer. He raises his shattered limbs in mute appeal, not for charity-the thought of which is repugnant to his manly independence -but for jumlice, for a position whose duties he can faithfully discharge and earn an hon est living for himself and a sick and helpless wife. Like Banquo's. ghost he will not down, but rises to mar the banquet of our freedom. A hero of the glorious fourteenth of September, you who stand in high places. won by his sacrifice. rear no monument to the dead until you shall have made provlslon for the living, M. J. C. S. A FIRE. The Tolling of the Bells Led William Con nelly to Death-The Narrow Escape of an Assistant Engineer. A quarter past 2 o'!'ock Sunday morning a fire broke out in the roof of the unoccupied frame house situated at the corner of Urquhart and Annette streets. This property was owned by James Patrick and the flames were extinguished with a damage of $150. A NARROW ERCAPE. As one of the assistant engineers of the Fire Department was running to this fire his fine wagon upset on Chartres street, and he was pre cipitated to the ground, but fortunate ly escaped uninjared. KII)ED EN ROUTE TO A FIRE. As Hope Hope Hook and Ladder Company No. 3 was on its way to the same fire, when on An nette street, between Marais and Villery, a young man named Wm. Connelly, who was riding on the truck, was precipitated to the ground, and one of the hind wheels of the truck passing over his spine he was mortally wounded. The unfortunate young man was taken to a drug store on Elysian Fields street, where he ex pired almost immediately on arriving. The de ceased was not a fireman, but was in the habit of running to fires with Hope's men. He was an employee of the Weed Htewing Machine Company, at the corner of Dryades and Canal streets. As soon as he died the sad news was told his family, and the deceuased was taken to his late residence, corner of Mandeville and Victory streets. . onnelly leaves a mother and sister to mourn his untimely end. FROPMOOR. The Praetlee Yesterday and the Winners. The practice shooting at Frogmoor yesterday saw quite a number of spectators and the follow lug result: First prize-Jules Plffaut, Battery O, La. F. A., (Capt. E. A. Galbet).................38 Second prize-HFIy. Dpre, Company A, W. A..38 Third prize--0. A. Thiel, Continental Guards..33 Following close to these were T. C. McQuithy, Continental Guards, 32; H. _. Bradford, Com pany B, W. A., and Capt. Wm. Pierce, Continen tal Guards, 29 each. The above were the only three commands rep resented. isunt. O. A. Thiel made 36 for the Perilloax hbadge for the Continental Guards, but Capt. Pierce's 38 of last Sunday could not be beaten. -+.,.w -. w ....o. .JY UOIILU not, hU U5owU. SUICIDE. A Man shoots Illuimelf In the Stomach and Then Leaps Into the River. At 6 a. m., Sunday, on the Levee, head of Erato street, another unfortunate, who, having been left a total wreck by the cares of this world, put an end to his miserable existence by first shooting himself in the stomach with a small der-inger pistol, and then leaped into the river. Officer Oash, who was an eye-witness of the whole affair, leaped into the river after the sui cide and brought him to shore. He had hardly been placed on the levee than he expired. The Coroner held an inquest, but found it impossible to have the party identified, and so the body was buried last evening by the city, in Potter's Field. The deceased was a young man, about 20 years of age. and of French descent. The Coroner took a lock of his hair and a piece of his pants, vest and over-jacken, as it may lead to his identification. A Fugitive from Justice. The negro Robinson Oliver, who some weeks ago, through the negligence, it is said of the ailor, escaped from Jail in the parish of West Fe lialana, was arrested Saturday night in Algiers b ergant PajoL He was Incarcerated in the ei Precint Sttiton, charged wish being a - aw jagi OUR ST. LOUIS LETTER. THE ROUTE OF THE GRAIN TRADE THROUGH NEW ORLEANS. Southern BuRiness Men-Necessity of Or Ranlzation-The Ilaratarla Canal Tangled In the Wreck of the Whlsky Ring. Hr. LorIs, Septenbor 14, 1577. The subject of the jetties has always been one of very deep interest in St. Louis, and each progressive step in the work called forth universal expressions of' satisfaction. A channel to the Gulf from New Orleans was to be the open sesame to a DIREl'f TRADE WITIH EUROPE. that would annually add millions to the com merce of this city. Great results were prom Ised to follow the work of Capt. Eads, and this important enterprise was to begin as soon as a sufflcient depth of water was oljtalned to ad mit of the uninterruptedl pa.ssage of aessels. In view of all these promises of the commer cial men and the capitalists of St. Louis, and the fact that steamers of the Morgan line are now said to pass regularly through the jetties without any difficulty, your corre spondent concluded to ascertain what steps have been taken towards utilizing the jetties. A movement in this directitn is, of course, of great importance to New Orleans. Her posi tion makes her the key to all donmmerce be tween the West and foreign countries, if that commerce Is directed by way of the Missis sippi River. The vast territory lying west and northwest ofSt. Louis, stretching for millions of acres, is teeming with grain, and the producers are troubled with the problem of finding a mar ket for it that will hold out at remunerative prices. The first move, it is natural to sup pose, wouldt h) in the direction of opening a channel for this grain to reach European markets, where, if one-half the press reports are true, there will be an almost unpre' e dented demand at extraordinary prices. A visit to the officials of the railroads connect ing St. Louis with the grain-producing States and Territories, developed the fact that the transporlation lines ARE READY TO PERFORM their part in the great work of directing the commerce of the Mississippi valley in its le gitimate channel. The St. Louis, Kansas City & Northern railway brought 12,000,,00 bushels of grain to this city last year, and said the president: "Give us a market for it down the river, and we will bring three times that quantity. We will provide all the facili ties necessary.for handling, and will handle it at rates low enough to be satisfactory." Correspondent- What is needed to supply this market? President-- First, plenty of river transpor tation, and second, vessels at New Orleans to take the grain from there to foreign ports. That is all. There is not sufficient river trans portation plying at present to supply Such demand as exists, and what there is is not of the right kind. Barges and towto Ats are the kind of transportation needed; nothing else. If this sort of transportation for the river were supplied, with plenty of vessels at New Orleans, the grain of the West would come immediately. This route to foreign markets is incomparably ahead of that by way of New York or Baltimore. Correspondent -- Isn't it strange that in times like the present, when so much capital is begging for good investments, these ship ping facilities are not provided? President-All on earth that is necessary is for somebody to take hold of the enterprise and push it. Everything is ready and wait ing for a push. But small capital would be required, if backed by energy and business judgment. I'IPENTY OF TRANSPORTATION ON LAND. At the general offices of the Missouri Pa elifi Railroad, which, with its connections, reaches the grain fields of Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska, the same readiness to supply shipping facilities at rates to compete with Northern lines to the seaboard was found, and tle <f.lials explressedl the same opinion in re garr to what is necessary to put the ball in Ia ndion In addition to the roads named, there is the St. Louis and San Francisco, in operation to Southern Kansas, via the Indian Territory, and the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, running through the States it derives its name from; the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern, extending through Southeast Missouri, Ar kansas, and embracing half of Texas, with its far-reaching connections. All these roads, as well as the Missourl river and, to a certain extent, the railroads running North and East, would contribute to the success of a transportation line hearing products to for ei rn markets. Your correspondent next called upon some of the leading grain merchants, commission merchants and flour mill operators, and the truth must be confessed that the information gathered from these sources is NOT AT ALL ENCOURAOINO. In regard tothe importance of direct foreign trade, the advantages to accrue from it, and the apparent splendid opportunity for inau gurating it, there was but one ooinion. Every man, no matter what his business, agreed that the enterprise should be inaugurated, but every one regarded the work of inaugu ration as belonging to someb(oiy else. All seemed to be waiting for somebody else to start. Said the owner and operator of the largest mills in the city: "There can ibe no question about the ne cessity and importance of direct trade via New Orleans, but it must he worked up quietly. For Heaven's sake don't go to blow ing the thing in the papers now. Wait awhile. Why there isn't grain in this market now to supply local demand, without trying to work un demand from other points. I had to tone oelf an order from New Orleans yesterday for 10o000 bushels of wheat. Couldn't get it ex cept by trading futures. If I could buy the grain for cash at market prices I could get orders from New Orleans by telegraph in an hour for 100,011 bushels." What's the cause of this state of affairs? A PUZZING CONUNDRItM. "Ah, that's just it. It's more than I can tell, but it's the fact that we can't buy this grain now for money, and if you go to stirring things up in the papers it will only make matters worse. Wait awhile till the grain comes in freely, and then we'll push for a foreign market." "Wait awhile!" That expresses the great defect in St. Louis commerce. The men who ought to take immediate hold of this project and give it life and shape are proceeding on the Micawber principle of waiting for some thing to turn up. Strange as it may appear, none whom I questioned could account for the fact that in this great city, controlling lines of the best equipped railroads right through the grain country, there is not sup ply to meet the demand. Some were sur ý * at .tuch a state of atffairs; others reallzod its truth, but to all it was inexpl! cable. I began my tour of inquiry in the expecta tion of learning something that would, at least, prove encouraging to the business men of New Orleans, who are ready to co-opeaate with any and all efforts to establish a trade that will contribute more to the building up of their city. and the development of the Mis sissippi valley than anything else. But the facts must stand for themsieves and teach those who are truly interested in the move ment what course they should pursue. The enterprise is too solid, its results too substan tial. to be aided by fictitious accounts of en thusiasm in the cause. NOW T1 TIIE ACCRPTEI)D TIME. There will never be a more propitious time for the establishment of commercial relations between this and other countries than the c resent. Crops are bountiful and the whole land is suffering--so say political econo mists-from over-production; and what can confer a greater blessing than an enterprise that will convert the surplus prodluction into money? ,The jetties, it is true, are not com pleted, but they afford a channel sufficient for thel assage of vessels. at least of medium size. And it wd ni.t req~ire- th largest-aizeldves sels for this trade. Men familiar with ocean transportation have expressed the opinion that steamers of medium capacity will an swer the purpose better than larger vessels. There is no lack of desire for this trade among tthe business men, and they very read ily admit that the movement ought to be in augurated now but rather than take the lead they remain idle and hug to their bosoms the delusion that next month or next year will do just as well. Now THE ALL IMPOI'OTANT QUESTION Is, Who will take the lead while everything is ripe for the work? Capital and co-operation can be obtained in Ht. Louis, and among the commercial men of the Crescent City, which was always noted for its enterprise and liber ality, are there not some with the pluck and the administrative ability to place themselves at the head of the project and work it out to a most glorious consummation? THE DAIIATARIA (!ANALs. Capt. John Cowden has been here for some days endeavoring to work up an interest in the Barataria Sliip Canal, of which he is superintendent. He went before the Board of Trade, explained the purpose of the canal, and asked that a committee be appointed to visit and examine it. He exhibited a map showing the canal, its route and. depth, etc., and claimed for it all that is wanted as a channel to the Gulf. He stated that the Bara taria Canal Company, chartered by the Legis lature of Louisiana, has ample funds to complete the work, and only asks from the national government permission to carry out their plan as designed; that the canal already contains an average depth of five feet, and fs navigable for small steamers, and only re quires to be enlarged and deepened to give passage to the largest vessels; that if the gen eral government will grant the privileges ask ed the company will .egin operations imme diately, and pledge themselves to supply a channel twenty-four feet deep in one year's time. No subsidy or aid of any character, he said, is asked from Congress--simply per mission to proceed with the work. A resolution was unanimously adopted by the board instructing the oresildent to appoint a committee of live to visit and examine the canal, and report the result of their observa tions. Capt. Cowden will visit Cinclnati and Louisville during the next few days, and re quest the commercial bodies of those cities to appoint adlegates to make a tonu of observa tion to the canal, and on or about the 25th instant a steamer of the St. Louis and New Orleans packet line will leave Memphis, carrTy Ing the committees from different cities to the canal free of charge. THIE AT. LOTIT ExPOsTTION is In iull blast and the display is truly mag nifilent. The merchants have even exceeded their promises to make a creditable show. and the Exposition, taken as a whole, is far ahead of anything of the character ever got ten up in the West. The fair grounds, ex tending over one hundred acres, are literally covered with attractions. Every department is full, and the exhibitorsentered into a rivaly with each other in getting up their displays that has added infinitely to the affair. The zoological garden :which belongs to the Fair Association, and Is situated on the grounds, forms another attractlon, and one that Is not elsewhere found accompanying an in dustrial exposition. So far t.e attend ance has not been as large as was anticipated, but that can hardly be construed into a discouraging sign. The show is to continue for a month, and people with all that time before them, naturally hold back a few days until all the work of prepara tion is done and the entire display is in com plete order. The price of admission to the grounds, including exposition and zoological garden, is fifty cents, the same that has always been exacted for the annual fairs. On account of the attendance not coming up to expectations the lessees of booths and the ex hibitors have Joined in a petition asking the Fair Association to reduce the price of ad mission to twenty-five cents. So far the asso elation has declined to make the reduction, on the ground that they would be forced to keep the price down to a quarter for future fairs, as the people would demand it. The association has tre management of the expo sition, and will no doubt maintain the old price. And they are right. Anybody that will not pay fifty cents to see the magnificent exhibition of all the arts and industries of the West, with the privilege of relieving the mo notony by studying the finest collection of animals in the country, would not invest a quarter for that purpose. PERSONAL. Col. John R. Purvis, formerly of New Or leans, has recel ved the appointment of deputy commissioner of supplies, under the city gov ernment. Col. Purvis was for many years a resident of the Crescent City, and his friends there are numbered by hundreds. He retains a warm affection for his old home, and looks forward with happy anticipation to the time when he can return and again 'establish him self there. Col. Purvis is a high-toned, chiv alrous gentleman, and of course ah unswerv ing Democrat, and it is refreshing to see such a man appointed to public office. BROUGHT TO TIME. The treasurer of the late county of St. Louius, which embraced the city, found him self indebted to the latter by the terms of separation and division of property, in the sumrn of $191,000. He delayed paying up, and when pressed by the mayor put his honor off with promises. Finally suit was about to be commenced and the treasurer capitulated. Yesterday he walked up to the treasury and p|aid $102,000 in cnash, and the balance in a cer tificate of deposit in the State National Bank. MORE SUITS AGAINST M'KEE. Poor old Billy McKee! It seems that he will never free himself from his entangle ment in the wreck of the old whisky ring. Some time ago the government brought suit against him for about $2,250,000, money out or which it was alleged the government was defrauded through his machinations, and yesterday two more civil suits were filed against the ex-deacon. Win. H. Hatch, of Hannibal. Mo., one of Mr. McKee's counsel in his defense, sues for $3550, balance of the fee promised, and ex-Attorney General Williams, better known by the name of Laundalet, claims $500, balance due him for services in securing old man Billy's pardon. Those who profess to know say that the pardon was obtained through the influence of Laundalet Williams' wife, who was all-powerful with Grant. Those familiar with the capital in the palmy days of Grant ism will remember that there was more than one scandal about the pretty Mrs. Williams. Pearl seaplna. Ask for Soapina and you will get the best soap. Boapina containing no rosin is the best soap for washing woolen goods, ca be found at 110 Qravier street. WADE HAMPTON AT ROCKFORD. THE LOYALTY AND GOOD WILL OF THE MOUTH MAINTAINED. An Eloquent Appeal In Behalf of Peace and Good-Fellownhip. C('nuAo. Sept. 13.-The Times' Rockford. Ill., Speeial, gives Wade Hampton's spec -h before the Winnebago County Fair to-day, of which the following extracts were made. Mr. lllalton said: Mr. President and my Fellow-Citivens of Illi notis : If any evhlence was needed to show the high appreciation in which I hold the inviting which brings me here to-day. It would surely be found In the fact that I have traveled more than a thousand miles that I may make my acknowl edgments to you for the honor you have con ferred In person. [Applause.J And let me say to yeu, and I say it with in finite pleasure, that had that journey been far longer, had Its fatigues been greater, t.e sight that moe s me here to-day, and the cordiality of the welcome given by the people of Illinois would have amply compensated me, LApplause.I Und+r ordinary cl-rcu-msvnces eshoulddscar ly have f It at liberty to have left my official duties to participate in an occasion of this sort. however gratyfying the honor might have been. But the invitation of the Winnebago Agri .ul tural Molietv carried with it such weight that it. inposed upon me an obligation which I felt I could not neglect. It was this society a year ago,. before the political spirit which has now so happily subsided had abated, that was among this first to Inaugurate that spirit of reconcilia tion which is now spreading with such whole some force over this land of onrs. Therefore. when they made a call uton me. I AS A SOUTHEHN MAN. felt that it was not only my pla.aure, but that it was my duty to go and mltake a response to them in person, and thank them for their course in the interest of history, ant to pledge my cordial co-operation in this patriotic and noble work. IApplause.I If I comprehend the purpose of your invita tion to me. it. was noatthit I sholld speak to you merely upon agricultural subjeets, but that I shoild discuss those graver and broader issuis which are distracting the, country. But, my friends, in doing that you nceel not fear that I shall violate the proprieties of the occasion iby giving you a political speech. I shall speak to Vyou for no man, for no, patty, nor no section. out for the whole cluntry [applausell and in do ing that I shall strive truthfully to sink all men and all partisanship and tlo place mcys.If upon that grand, high planq where true and pure pa triottsm can tbe foundtl) [Applause.I As I construe the motives of this movement. my friendls, it is in the interests of peace. Un derstanding it so, it was that that brought me here, and it by anything that I can say or do-If I can in the slightest degree assist those gentle men in the noble work that they have inaugur ated, then, my friends, I shall feeo that my mis sion has not altogether faile-d. The chief thing I hail n view in corning hlte was to promote a true and correct understahding between the people of the North and South. You must ad mit that very many of thie evils which have fall on on the country have come from misconcep tlon of the purposes each of the other. You re member there is A POFOUND TRUTH,. as well as a knowledge of human nature, em bodied in the fable where it is told that in olden times a shield. white on one side and black on the other, was hung at the intersection of two roads, and two knights approaching in opposite directions disputed as to the color of the shield. Finally their lances were put in rest and they perilled life each to support his own convictions. It has seemed to me in looking over all these questions, that something of the same sort happened between the North and South. The constitution was the shield; viewed as it was. from different points and construe tion, the dispute upon the points waxed warmer and warmer. The sword was called in, and un der Its red arbitrament many a brave and true and kni.htly soldier laid down hsl life in sup port of his conviction. What. might have hap pened, my friends, had prudence and not pas slon ruled the hour. is Is useless for us to say notw. The statesman looks to the past perils of his country simply that he may guard against them, and the prayer anti the work of the pat riot should tend to the same end. My friends. I speak of the South. We of the South have not had only enough. but too much of war. [Laught-r.l We seek peace. We come now to plead in the interest of peace, and It is for this that I am here before you to-day. (Cneers.] Can you doubt. my friends, that the South wants peace? (Go look at her ruined fields, the misrule under which she has lived FoB TWELVE YEARS, and you will doubt it no longer. Do you men eof Illinois doubt her sincerity? She has been charged with faults, but among these faults her worst enemies have never said she was hypo critical, or that she spoke with a double tongue. Impetuous, rash. she may be: but, thank God, false never. [Cheers.l Do you want proof of her sincerity? Look in the recent past and tell me if you can find evidence more conclusive than is given by her conduct? Need I tell you to look back to those trying dlays when the 'res idential contest was unsettled? What was the course of the South thlun? Gov. Hampton alluded to the possibility of a civil war in which families would have been divided in civil war had not the South stood lirm for peae, and said: I tell you, men of Illinois-and I speak not as ait Democrat: I don't know andi don't care whether I speak to Democrats or ReIpublicans i speak as an American to Americans. and say to you to-day that you owe a debt of gratitude to the people of the South [eheersl in Congress to what some people of the North have called the Confederate brigaliers-preventing filibus tering-and who stood by the result. of the Elec toral Commission's work. During the recent strikes and riots, too, she evinced her feeling by upholding laws and standing conservative. Sroe has given bonds to fate to preserve the pease. and she wants peace. She wants you, men of the North, to understand her condition. She wants you to realize precisely what sthe ac copts as the result of the war. She wants you to understand the motives whichl have actuated her not only before and during, but since the war. I for myself, gy friends, have VA !'h V!"P U ·U·FL TM TA V·V· NO CONCEALMENTS TO MAKE for the past. I have taken part in the war, nor would your respect for me be increased were I to offer any unmanly apology for it. I did what you did--I obeyed the command of my own State. as you did yours, and you men of the North were guided by your own consciences as we of the South were guided by ours; and I say to you that up to the beginning of that war I used all my Influence to preserve the Union. [Cnheers.] I was a Union man. I[enewed cheers.l I did all I could to prevent it' I did all I could to avoid a war, and when South Carolina called her sons, as Illinois called hers, I obeyed her command; and, men of Illinois. I fought you as long and as hard as I could, and I have no apologies to make for it. iLout cheers and lau ghlter.J I remember especially that I fought the Eighth Illinois, and I thought it one of the best regimants in the federal army. I fought them very hard indeed. [Great cheering and laughter.I Now, my friends, we went into the war hbliev ing we were right. but when the war ended we surrendered, and I want to impress that upon you. We surrendered in good faith, andt I (HALLENI(E ANY MAN LIVING to say that from that day to this I have violated in any degree the tenor of my parole, or done anything inconsistent with my honor as a sol dier or a citizen. [Loud applause I When I sheathed my sword I renewed my ills giance to the United states government. I pledged my self to support the constitution of the United States. When I took my official oath the other day as Governor of South Car >lina. I swore to uphold it as it now stands and so hell me God Sintend to keep it. [Loud cheers.] We surren dered in good aith. We accepted the con'titu tion of the United States with the amendments. Though we opposed the latter we accept them now. and propose to obey them. right or wrong; that the constitution shall stand equal for the protection of South Carolina and of Massachu setts. of Illinois and Louisiana. and we have the right to ask that every citizen in every State should be equal before the law and under the constitution of the United States. [Cheers.] So miwth. my friends, for the views we enter tain. Then we come appealing to you for peace. We come appealing to you because it is not only the highest wisdom to restore peace-not only because it is statesmanlike not only beftuse the very theory of statesman ship and p61itiSs requires the restoration of pearce-but we pdePal to you because it is the very mainspring of patriotism, and if there is anywhere ihe mainspring of patriotism moving strong andf perpeual, it is in the hearts of the people of Illhnois. Gov. Hampton, alluding to the story that he E5BEEN THREATENED. treated th 9 r jocosely eliciting much mirth, e.L a a letter stating that one han dred *' £ockford had eonsatituted a committee to send him hrk from here in a bor. The remainder of the speech was devoted tio eulogisti. aIllusjijo to thn Siate of Illinois, it regard to its a.uri.iltourll advantages: to ia pm dhtlion of a glorious lesti. ny for the Mississippi Valley: to a brief anllisn to the labor (l Po-. lton, dlnd to lea for universal ed,(latio.,. lie ionehided as follows: We are standlng under one flag. 'bbeying one constitution. and it is for us to say what will b. the future of this country. (live us your help and we will give you our hearty o. ~operation. We feel and know that if this is done-if we rca have a restoration of fratern ity: it we can make the people of thi s country unders and each other-we feel then that there is a glot ions fu ture before the whole country. We can make it so. We eanr make it so by each andt all of uS performing in his allotted .phere his diuty. and diving done tlhat to leave the crn.se qeinesto (lto. Having prfor red our duty, looking hank to the past only to gain wisdom for the future. and using the present, wisely. end looking to the future will hopne andt trust iX aodd. I an sure that wit may all say, NortL d South, paraphrasink the wish of the poet that our tates mity all be "Distinct as the Olllows. y~r one as the sia." [Applautse.l Gov. Hampton was foil werd by Samuel ., ('ary, of Ohio, who spoke for an hour andl a hab f. THE REGATTA AT BILOf. A Chapter of Accidents and a Gallant Aquatic Contest. Biloxi yesterday put on her gala garb over the regatta given by the amateur yachtmen of the Ilae coast for a handsome prize offered by Mr. Montrose, of the Montross House. Early in the morning signs of unusual animation were notioesa Oie in that delightful sea-side resort, and in. clpient sailors launched their small boats before their veteran friends were astir. By the time ci the arrival of the excursion train from New Or leans there was a plentiful display of bunting an the front boulevard, and anxious skippers cast an eye to windward at the gathering of an array ai omlnous clouds. At noon the ladies began to dare the brisk southeast wind, and every bath-house wharf was crowed with Biloxi's beauty. Lonstrons black eyes dazzled the average excursionist as thea shone out from beneath seaside hats, whilst the softer blue gave to the yachtmen an additional incentive to their exertions for the victory. The race was between boaas of twenty feet and an der, to be sailed under the rules of the Creseell City Yacht Olub, and the judges selected wae Admiral J. E. Austin, perhaps better known as Major Austin; Mr. Richard Charles, and CoL. L W. James. The following were the entries: Boat Olvia, entered by E. L. Israel, sailed by Louis Holly; length 17 ft. 9 in. Boat Frolic, entered by Marti , sailed by Martin Green; length 17 ft. 6 Boat Nellie, entered by Job , sailed by John Bymoor; length 19 ft. .6 Boat Carrie Bower, entered sailed by A. Calehaw; length 17 fi. - Boat Mary A, entered by Leon gSI sailed by Leonard Fayord; length 17 ft, iS At 12:30 o'clock the white.wlged e in an appearance with their orew not a few sand-bags for ballast, wi every moment increasing. Af vering they took their proper l.a eqs to anchor and lowered jibe. The course of the race was staske boats, about two and one triangularly, one to the west off ore to the eastward, and the home flag- Upi by the way. did not have a flag. After choosing for positions they came bnte iHie, the Frolic bemg windward, the Nellleet the Olivia nhxt, Mary A. inside, with thb Bowae to the leeward. It was evidentit aUMt would be handling of reef points for Witoe sa began to i splay themselves outside beyond the bar. Arter the second gun had fired as a waraulg, Major Austin ailled out if all were ready, meeting with an affirmative reply, after some de lay on the part of the chief of artillery, the deep boom of an eight pounder resounded erone the wind toesed waters, and with remarkab alacrity jibs were hoisted and anchors sprang, and the fleet of five were off in splendid style. The Carrie Bowers, however, was the most atisticeJlg handled, and before the etnoes of the gun hal died away she was off with a handsome _ steering westwardly for the boat niarking the side edge of the bar, and thence to the fluf stake boat. The Nellie was the next to follow but little difference being between her, the Olivl and the rest of the flest, With sheets well qu.lered the coursers passed the bar boat and headed out for the first stake, when all trimmed sheets aft. The lead of the Carrie was a good one and she held her own to the stake, but matters did not go so well with all her followers. On the first dash the Frolio brok her bowsprit, her jib going by the boeyd, retreated from the contest shortly a ftl .. The Nellie whilst leading went ALL TO PIEtC&. her centerboard being taken out of its case, her jib blown adrift, and her stay broken. After beading for the second stake the chopping sea outside began to show its effeots, and the smew craft began bobbing about much to the admira tion of the spectators. It was just then that the Mary A. capsized, going over in the most grace ful manner. Mr. Sam'l Gauthier's yacht was at hand and towed the sunken craft in towards the bar where her crew, after much labor, righted and bailed hee out. On the second only two contestants, the Carrie and the Olivia, the Oarrle leading, started out for the first stake, and notwithstanding the gallant efforts of the Olivia's crew, who sent up their balloon jib, the Carrie Increased her lead san landed a winner at 3:24-50 p. m., the Olivia being just 9:35 minutes behind. At the close of the hardly fought battle Major Austin, in a neat speech, presented the prize to Mr. Hollingaworth, the owner of the winning boat, who responded it an appropriote manner. There was to follow a skiff race, but some of the entries failed to secure crews, and it was consequently postponed. There has seldom been a more desperately fought battle on our waters. An Aecident. Saturday night, while Mike Cousins, together with his wife and son, were driving to their ree. dence, No. 242 Claiborne street, in a sarieg wagon, the wagon caspeized, and its hliving freight were precipitated into the street. Mr. Con-ins received a slight wound in the head just over the right eye, while Mrs. Cousins had her right ankle sprained; the son escaped un injured. Murder. Caroline Doloey, alias Arney Johnson, was ar rested by Specials Tracy and Byan and lodged In the Central Station, charged with having mur dered a negro woman named Clara Johnson, on the fifteenth of August. It appears the accused kicked Clara in the stomach when she was abosi. to give birth to a child. A stabblng Affray. At hell past 8 o'clock last evening a diffienity took plae on Julia street, between Pocheblave and Tonti streets, between a negro woman named Emma Jones and a negro man named Wm. Doherty which terminated in the latter re ceiving a slight stab in the left shoulder with a penknife In the hands of the woman. Emma was arrested and lodged in the Central Station. Crushed by a Car. At quarter of seven o'clock last evening as a little boy named John Jengle, aged seven yeaesa attempted to Jump on the outward bound Post chartrain train he fell between the wheel and two of the wheels of one of the cars psased over his left leg, terribly mangling it. The unfortunate child was taken to his psaente residence, where the leg was amputated by Ies. Lewis and Moylan. Bay your buggies and carriages from . T. Maddox, 86 Carosdelet street, asse corner One vier.