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OFRTIOIA JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE OCITY OF NEW ORLEANO. VOL. II---NO. 264. NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. Nm l DOXESTIC NEWS. A *IV I CONFILAGRATION. 1..1g of the steamers Grand Me and Carondelet at st. Louis. . Loos, Sept. 20.-The Grand Republic lying at the levee and had just been re and much improved preparatory to g the cotton trade in the lower river. Iwatchman says he first discovered the gres near 12 o'clock, and rushing back he ad the bridal chamber on fire. He sounded )alarm at once, and though the engines ponded promptly, the boat burned so fast ,t they were too late to do any good. The tchman aon give no account of the fire, and ay suppose it to be the work of an in adiary. ihe steamer Carondelet, which was lying agalde the Republic, also took fire and moed to the water's edge, but as her hull is r.on it was little damaged and will be good Use yet. hbe Grand Republic is a total loss, even to t hull, which can never be raised. Republic was valued at $200,000 and in s for $50,000. The Carondeletwas valued $0,000 and insured for $20,000. ahny think the fire originated from the eleseness of some of the workmen en ged in repairing the Republic, who slept on ~d, and this is most probably correct. Thorwegan will purchase another tanuediately, and be ready to enter the trade at New Orleans early in Octo Description of the Boats. Grand Republic was owned by Capt. H. 'Thorwegan and others of St. Louis, was valued at over $150,000, and insured WWestern offices for $40,000. She was the steamboat ever built, having a carry ; capacity for 4000 tone freight and a stow Sroom for cotton estimated at 12,000 bales. r .cabin, for grandeur, was unsurpassed. lce last here she has received an extensive slr and many improvements, and was on o eve of leaving St. Louis to enter the cot a trade between here and Memphis. The history of the Carondelet is already I1 known, as she was transformed here into tm.amboat out of the monitor Kickapoo, a aror so ago. She was a freight boat, a cotton carrier, was owned by Capts. and Alf. Grissom, and was valued at t $0,000, with an insurance in Western of $15,000. With the Republic she also enter the Memphis trade, and was to St. Louis on the 25th, The fire broke Republic, and communicated itself .the Carondelet lying alongside. The de m of these boats will prove a serious toUesir owners. Both comparatively new, excelling in their respective uses, both the prospect of a long and prosperous their loss can hardly be calculated. of these boats are possessed of indomitable pluck an( energy, and dering them our-sympathies we are t, great as their loss may be, they be on their feet again. EQUINOCTIAL. ue aUG EN[ect of the Late Cyclone. I ASHEaOTON, Sept. 20.-A severe cyclone kIm en in the Gulf of Mexico since Sunday. I central near Mobile butdiminishing E y. It has been attended by very winds and heavy rains, causing great in the Gulf States near the coast. It ing slowly to the north of east. winds in the Ohio Valley and the South tic States are at present under the influ of this storm. It is in many respects 4 to the great storm of September, 1875, caused great damage in Texas. These clones frequently lose much of their force the time they reach the North Carolina signal officer reports the cyclone yes y in the East Gulf States has remained I stationary, but is diminishing in in with the barometer rising at the con hedepression. High winds and heavy have attended the storm. The indica ot threatening for to-day; howev ry signals continue at Mobile, St. 1nvlle,, Savannah, Key West, Wilmington, Smithville, Tibbee Lookout Kitty Hawk, Cape pe May and Norfolk. Bayou sara. BAYo S , La., Sept. 20.-The storm was e here for two days. The damage ithrops is very great. Most of the cotton cane is flat on the ground. No houses damaged, but much fencing was do yed. The worms are playing havoc with hat remains of the cotton. Jackson. Miss. x, Miss., Sept. 20.-The rain fell withqut intermission from Sunday 10 o'clock to-day, Thursday. The iWas not heavy enough to do any dam The cotton is not much damagedl, but a has been knocked out. The long con dampness, however, will doubtless the open cotton and thus deteriorate its Overcoats, winter wraps and fires orally have been in demand. The weather night has cleared up beautifully and quite An Electric Phenomenon. BAYou SARA, La., Sept. 18.-Saturday, 15th between the hours of 4 and 5 p. m., a ized meteor passed over our town. It ploded with a very loud report, which was for many miles around, and at points upposed to be nearer the explosion caused a ht quaking of the earth. Parties who w it describe it as a huge ball of fire pass through the air at a very rapid rate. Had t occurred at night it would have been a d and startling sight. The evening was lin and clear, and we cannot account for e appearance of our visitor. F. M. Ocean Freights. NEW YORK, Sept. 20.-Ocean freights quiet. e grain interest is offering little freight. tea by steamer are low, and grain vessels the spot are scarce and hence rates to Cork or orders are not much affected, although here are said to be some vessels offered for re harter by shippers. Going Ha me to Vote. WAsmINOToN, Sept. 20.-Authoritative in oraton has been conveyed to the clerks ap inted from the State of Ohio to the differ ent departments, that they can have six or 'qht days' leave of absence to go home and `e. It is probable that a majority of them will go, as it is understood that their votes are sorely needed. A Long Swim. NEw Yonx, Sept. 20.-Frank Prince, cham pion swimmer, will swim on Sunday from the Battery to Sandy Hook, twenty miles. If the weather is unfavorable the affair will be post poned. Meeting of Trunk Line Mandters. NzW YOLK, Sept. 20.-The managers of the great trunk lines closed their meeting here yesterday. Thcre was a small alteration in the classification of freights made. No other business was attended to. Failed. PHaLADELPHIA, Sept. 20.-Shoemaker Sons, of Shenandoah, Pa., have failed. Liabilities, $10,000. The Preeldential Party. WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.-The speeches of the presidential party are highly patriotic, but the verbosity which characterizes them ex eludes them from this report. The hubbub from Tennessee is so great that it is impossi ble to say exactly where Hayes is. A Conflagration. NCTfcNNATT, Sept. 20.-Last night the third floor of the Whitestone Linseed Oil Factory, on Eggleston Avenue, upon which rested about 15,000 bushels of flax seed gave way, carrying all the floors below to the cellar at the same time forcing out the south wall. The loss exceeds $20,000. FOREIlG MARKETS. LIVFRPOoL, Sept. 20.-Sales of American 9050 bales. Uplands, Low Middling clause, November an December delivery, 6 9-32d: December and January delivery, G0kd. MARINE NEWS. NEw YORK, Sept. 20.-Arrived: Steamers Olympia, Cornwall, City of New York and Canada. Arrived out: State of Pennsylvania, England, Omary and Frost. Homeward: Landho for Savannah, Brazil for Wilming ton. PRINCE HASSAN AND HIS GLOVES. The New York World prints a curious bit of information about the young commander-in-chief of the Egyptian contingent on the Danube. Though but twenty-four years old, Prince Has san, son of the Khedive, is an expe rienced soldier, and has already had his share of haps and mishaps. The young prince received his military education at Woolwich and Berlin, after which he occupied the office of minister of war to his father. During the late war with Abyssinia he was seriously wounded and made prisoner. Although treated with great consideration, King John, "to punish him," as he expressed it " for fighting against Christians' ordered that a large cross should be tattooed on the back of each of the prince's hands. This was done; and when his wounds were healed the young officer was re leased and returned to Cairo. Arrived at home, Prince Hassan consulted the best European as well as native physi cians and chemists, and Copt sooth sayers, promising a large sum to any one who should rid him of these mementoes of the Abyssinian king. Advice was freely offered and experi ments tried, the prince underwent much suffering, but all in vain-the Christian crosses`were indelible. In despair he finally resorted to a dervish for advice, and the holy man communicated a rem edy which, at least, had the merit of being undeniably efficacious. "Chop off both thy hands," he said to the prince, "better live without hands than wear forever these signs of the infidel giaours I" But Hassan relished it but little and so remains to this day tat tooed with the hateful symbols. This is why no one ever sees him without gloves. A STORY AFTER MUNCHAUSEN. A short time ago a man named c Thompson, living on Morris creek, in the Sierra Nevada mountains, was en gaged in making hay. While at work a he got an alfllrea seed in one of his r ears. He applied to a physician, but he was unable to find or remove the seed. About ten or twelve days after Mr. Thompson chanced to be picking at his afflicted member, when, to his great surprise, he felt some soft substance protruding from the cavity of his ear and pulling at it, was surprised to pull t forth a green alfllrea leaf. As soon as he recovered from his surprise, Mr. Thompson procured a mirror and made an examination, and observed pro truding from his ear the tiny leaves of i an alfllrea plant. The seed in his ear t had sprouted and was growing. He se cured a pair of tweezers and tried to pull the plant out, but the leaves were I too young and tender, and broke off, and left Mr. Thompson in greater des pair than ever, as he feels that he will be compelled to let the plant make a considerable growth before he can re- 1 move it. In the meantime, however, he fears the roots may penetrate to his brain and kill him. THE SECRET SERVICE BUREAU. [Chicago Timed.] WASHINGTON, Sept. 16.-The investiga tion or the Secret Service Bureau has 1 formally begun. It is proposed to place 1 the fund appropriated for this bureau in the hands of the Secretary of the Treas ury for disbursement. He, in turn, will place the catching of counterfeiters and malefactors in the hands of United States marshals throughout the coun try. This placing special work in the hands of men who have no knowledge of the business will be very encouraging to counterfeiters. It is also intended to procure special men from time to time by the Secretary of the Treasery. At present the bureau has on hand over $300,000 in counterfeit money. During the year, four of its men lost their lives in the service. Its record was never bet ter. Sherman proposes to remove it to its old uses-that of a political ma chine. A FIaST CLASs PLACE. -Everybody knows what a popular resort Arbo's Saloon, No. 143 Common street has been; and as it has been, so it will be in the future conducted by the Miller brothers. None but the finest wines and liquors will be kept, and the Millers know how to combine them In the mo-t delicious bever ages. The lovers of good things in the way of liquors will bear in mind that within the walls of this neat and cosy establishment are to be found all that a connoisseur cot.id desire, with a flue lanch thrown in, MACMAHION'S MANIFESTO. I AN ELECTIONEBRING DOCUJMENT PROM THE PRESIDENT OF TIE FRENCH REPUBLIC. He Lays Down the Government Policy and Proposes to Stick By It. PkiRs, Sept. 19.-The Official AJurnal of to- I day publishes the text of President MacMa hon's manifesto to the French people. It is as follows: Frenchmen--You are about to be called upon to nominate your representatives in the Chamber of Deputies. I do not assume to exercise any pressure upon your choice, but I I feel bound to dispel any doubt on what you are about to do. What I have done is this: For the last four years I have maintained peace, and the personal confldencewith which I am honored by foreign sovereigns enables me daily to render our relations with all powers more cordial. At home public order has never been dis- I turbed for a moment, owing to the policy of concord which brought around men devoted, before all things, to their country. Public prosperity momentarily arrested by our mis fortunes, has recovered its elasticity. The general wealth has increased, notwithstand ing the heavy burden borne by the people; the national credit has been strengthened, and France, peaceable. and confident at the same time, sees her army always worthy, after being reconstituted upon a new basis. These great results were, however, threat ened with danger. The Chamber of Deputies, I daily throwing off the leadership of moderate I men, and more and more dominated by the avowed leaders of the Radical party, at length forgot the share of authority which belonged to me and which I could not allow to be diminished without involving the honor of my name before you anl history contest ing at the same time my rightful infliuence in the Senate. The Chamber of Deputies aimed at noth ing less than substituting for the necessary equilibrium of public powers established by the constitution, the disposition of a new convention. Hesitation was no longer pos sible. Exercising my constitutional right, and in conformity with the opinion of the Senate, I dissolved the Chamber of Deputies. It is now for you to speak. They tell you I seek to overthrow the Republic, but you will not believe it. The constitution is entrusted to my guardianship, and I will make it re spected. What I look for from you is the election of a Chamber which, raising itself above party rivalries, will occupy itself be fore all things with the country's affairs. At the last election an abuse was made of my name among those who then proclaimed themselves my friends. They have not ceased to oppose me. People still speak to you of their devotion to my person, and assert that they only attack my ministers. Do not be duped by this artifice. To frustrate it my government will designate among candidates those who alone are authorized to use my name. You will naturally consider the bear ing of your votes. Elections favorable to my pplicy will facilitate the regular conduct of the existing government. They will affirm the principles of authority, sapped by dema goguery, and will assure good order and peace. Hostie elections would aggravate a conflict between the public powers, as well as im pede the course of business and maintain agitation; and France, in the midst of these fresh complications, would become for Europe an object of disgust. As for myself, my duty would increase with the danger. I could not obey the mandates of the demagogues. I could neither become the instrument of radicalism, nor abandon the post in which the constitution has placed me. I shall remain to defend conservative inter ests, with support of the Senate, and shall energetically protect the faithful public ser vants who, at a difficult moment, have not allowed themselves to be intimidated by vain threats. Frenchmen, I await with full confidence the manifestasion of your senti ments. After so many trials, France desires stability, order and peace, and with God's help, we will secure to the country these ben elits. You will listen to the word of a soldier who serves no party and no revolutionary or re trogade passage, and who is guided by noth ing but love for his country. The manifesto is countersigned by the Min ister of the Interior. The dlecree fixing the date of the elections for October 14 will be published on the 22d inst. The Views of the Press on the Manifesto. LONDON, Sept. 20.-The Times' Paris corre spondent says: People look upon President MacMahon's manifesto as only an electoral artiilce, designed to frighten timid electors into supporting official candidates and so encourage functionaries to exert pressure. The SVandard's correspondent at Paris re ports that President MacMahon's manifesto created an immense sensation. Bonapartists and Clericals applaud it as a declaration of no surrender. The Temps, which so far is the most out spoken sf the Republican papers, declares the s manifesto unprecedented. WAR NOTES. The Loss of the Roumanians. LONDON, Sept. 20.- The S'andard's Bucha rest correspondent says the tRoumanians in their abortive attack on a redoubt before Plevna, Tuesday last, lost 300 killed and wounded. Schipka Pass. LONDON, Sept. 20.-A telegram to the Daily News, dated Adrianople, Wednesday, states that strong hopes of a speedy victory at Schipka Pass are still entertained there. The Turks, by constant fire, night and day, prevent repair of the Russian works. The Russians are withdrawing part of their force. Servia More Peacefully Dlsposed. LONDON, Sept. 20.--.A Belgrade dispatch to the Times says: News of repeated Russian disasters has created great uneasiness here, especially as everything was prepared for provisioning of the Danube at Gladova, by the Russians, and their reception in Negatin and Tunac villages. It is announced that the Cabinet have agreed to postpone entering on action, and the troops who were marching to the fron tiers have been recalled in towns not so near the border, in order not to give umbrage to the Porte. Russia Still for War. LONDON, Sept. 20-The Times' correspond ent at Bucharest telegraphs: Russian otli cials of high rank here have declared that although opposed to the war in the first place. yet now they would not listen to suggestions of peace. IMPROVEMENT OF THE MISSISSIPPL The Cbamber of Commerce of Mt. Paul Favors River Transportation. [Chicago Times.] ST. PAUL, Sept. 17.-The Chamber of Commerce has taken hold of the river improvement convention in this city on October 11, in good earnest. At its ses sion this morning it adopted a series of resolutions asserting that the States of the Mississippi Valley were the great wheat producing States of the Union; that the Mississippi river is the trunk line Tor heavy transportation, upon which the whole country must depend as a check upon exorbitant freights; that the first duty of the general governmrjnt is to make that high way navigable, with a minimum of five feet of water from St. Paul to the gulf; that the appropria tiol's heretofore made have been entire ly inadequate, far below those for other and l ess meritorious objects, and even then .frittered away, in which great wrong.had been done the Northwest; and, in ally that these wrongs must be ighted, ,nd can be speedily righted if the representatives in Congress from the Mississippi Valley will work and vote as one man, and refuse to vote for any other ILiprovements until this one is recognized and provided for. To bring -about this unity of purpose and concert of act ton the Chamber respect fully requests elitors and representative men of the Misilissippi Valley, from the gulf to St. Paul, to meet in convention in St. Paul on Thursday, the 11th of Oc tober next, to devise and carry out such united action as w ill emphasize the de mands upon the en suing session of Con gress, and secure just recognition of the rights of the Mississippi Valley from St. Paul to New Orleans. SEAmSKHORE GOLD. [Baltimore San Oalifmnis Letter.J The auriferous black sands of the sea shore of Northern California have been described in the Sun, and hltely we de seribed a machine that was about being set up on the beach to test the practivs bility of profitably extracting the ex ceedingly fine gold dust from the sand. Every effort heretofore has been a fail ure. There is gold enough in those miles of ocean sand to pay the national debt, if this new process proves success ful; therefore, the report of this first practical test is of high national Impor tance. The fine concentrators, after a month's run, gathered twenty tons of the sands, well cleansed of the lighter parts, which don't pay; so much that the concentrated tonnage real ized $12,000; or $610 per ton. The cost of working was $1300. Now machines are being constructed, which at the same rate will yield $50,000 a month at a cost of $4000. Many at tempts have for years past been made along 100 miles of coast to work these shifting tidal sands without suc cess. Now a rush of pre-emptors is is expected to stake off claims on the shores of California and Oregon. The sands extend under the ocean far be yond low water. But every tide and every storm so shifts the paying points that a claim rich to-day may to-morrow be covered with barren sands. Never theless, auriferous ocean sands may now be considered. new and permanent source of gold production, rivaling and probably excelling the great auriferous gravel deposits worked by hydraulic washing. In both it is a question of cost in separatingand gathering a small per cent of gold dust from an immense body of sand and gravel. ENGLISH IRONpILADS. If the English iron-clads shall ever prove one-half as formidable to their enemies as they are to themselves it will be indeed a glorious day for England. The Shannon, the first vessel of a new class, tried to make a six hours' steam ing trial at Plymouth a few days ago, but her bearings became so overheated that she had to be stopped. After a week she was still in such shape that three stoppages for cooling had to be made in one hour. Then it was discov ered that her bowsprit was out of place, so that for ramming purposes she would be useless; also, that she was so overmasted and that such mistakes had been made in calculating her displace ment that she drew twenty-three inches more than had been expected and al lowed for. At the same time the Fla mingo set out from Plymouth to Malta, and during her brief voyage displayed faults so multitudinous and multifarious that Admiral Rice declared that unless she was put into better shape in a fort night he would order her home as use lets. It is pleasant and reassuringafter all this to learn that the English naval authorities are not disheartened, for a London paper says of the discouraging Shannon that "probably she will make one or two more preliminary trials to discover more exactly her imperfec tions." --- . C-- THE 1MOUTII CAROLINA ROGUEM. (Oourier-Jnurnal.] Some conception of the condition of affairs in South Carolina during the reign of the great plundering combina tion which took possession of the State at the close of the war may be formed from the fact that among the persons lately indicted at Columbia are two Governors, one United States Senator, one Lieutenant Governor, four State Senators, two Speakers of the House of Representatives, two members of the Legislature, two Congressmen, two State Treasurers, two Controller Gen erals, one Secretary of State, one Judge of the Supreme Court, one Clerk of the House, one Clerk of the Senate, one Financial Agent and one Revenue Col lector. Tnese, with perjured legislators and scores of corrupt county officials, are the men who have brought upon the State so much disgrace and distress. It is no wonder that the more violent lead ers of the Republican party have made so little headway in fighting the Presi dent's policy. No faction or party can defend a record so black and live. PHOTOGRAPHING WITH LIGIITNING. [London News.] Mr. Jarman's experiments with light ning as a means of illumination are ex ceedingly interesting, and should not be passed over without notice. He man aged to take a view of Queen street, Ramsgate, being lighted, as it was, by twenty flashes, one after another. No doubt the illuminative power of a bright flash is very intense, and if he could have made choice it is possible Mr. Jar man might have secured a ploture with less than half this number of fashes. A. single flash, he tells us, was sufficient to print a negative by contaot upon an other film of collodion-a fact we can readily believe, since a quickly revolv ing wheel has been ere now depicted in the camera by the aid of a single elec tric flash. The Louisville Exposition is to wind up with a dog show. Princess Elizabeth, second daughter of Prince Frederick Charles, of Prussia, has been betrothed to the hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg. TIHE WIMBLEDON CUP. A HIGH COM LIMENT TO NEW OR LEANt' RIFLEMAN, DUDLEY MELPH. What Sir Henry Halford Sali In Delivel Ing the Prize to the Besat Rifle shot in the World. The last presentation was that of the Wimbledon Cup to Mr. Dudley Selph, by Sir Henry Halford. President Stan ton, in introducing Sir Henry, sketched the history of the cup, which was placed in the hands of the American team of 1875 at Wimbledon as an offering from the National Rifle Association of Great Britain to the National Rifle Association of America. Sir Henry said:: "Gentlemen and Officers of the National Rifle Aesociationg "You have done me the honor of making me the medium of presentation of this cup. I am glad, as it gives me the opportunity of recalling to our minds the circumstances which called it into existence and explains its ap pearance on your list of annual prizes at Creedmoor. But, first, I would cor rect what seems to me an error into which Gen. Woodward has fallen when he underrates the importance of long range, as compared with what is done and should be done in military arms. Now, it will not do to kick down the ladder which has led us to the present pitch of excellence in military shoot ing. You must not forget that the skill shown and interest in scientific rifle shooting has been of Incalcula ble value in the work of raising the standard in all classes of arms. Had it inot been for the progress in this special line we might have still been working away with the old 'Brown Bess.' I trust, therefore, that no jealousy will be shown, and a more active interest than before taken in scientific shooting and all honor given the men who at present win prizes through their own diligence with arms called the finest, but really the pioneer weapons on which all future changes and improvements are mod eled. But of the cup. You will remem ber that when the American team of 1875 went to Ireland to gain one of its uniform victories- [laughter]-after Dollymount they came to Wim bledon. Some of our people proposed that they should shoot alongside us in our contest for our old Elcho Shield. But the objections to this were manifest, and the council could not consent. Some said we were afraid, but to show that we were not we offered to get up a 'scrateh' team and shoot a match. I was on the council at that time, and was one of the strongest opponents of the proposed match with the Elcho Shield teams, and I hold to that opinion still-that when more. than one team comes from the same country a foreigner-and I am not using the word in an ofensive sense, because I look upon you as cousins- cannot form a proper competitor. But the council, while holding this view were anxious to have a match, and when this could not come about, to show their wish to do everything that was hospitable and kindly, they pro vided this eup. It was taken away from England on a most excellent score by Major Fulton, and now I have the pleasure of presenting it to a gentle man who has been termed the best rifle-shot in the world. I have so called him myself, and he has proven himself such, not in team shooting, but in a match where he was thrown on his own resources, and was obliged to follow his own judgment. I consider a man a better marksman who makes a high score when shooting by himself than when, with able coaching, he runs up to great totals. It is quite possible that he may be a mere trigger puller. The act of letting off the rifle is of no great moment, compared with the exer cise of judgment in fixing the sight, and the coach, of whom so little is said, is r still the man who makes or breaks a match. As to the first rifleman of the I world, I present to you this cup." Sir Henry handed Mr. Selph the great tankard. Mr. Selph responded briefly : > "Sir, as a representative of the South, and as a rifleman, I accept this cup. At the end of the year I must give it up; but I shall come with it-(Sir Henry, 'Hear! Hear! Hear!')-and strive again for its possession. If I win it then: I shall be happy, as Iam now. If I lose f it I hope to bear the loss as my English a cousins do, like a man." With cheers and applause the assem 3 blage broke up, not before a rousing I round of cheers with a tiger had been a given for the British team. nTBEAM. LINES To SOUTE AMERI~A. [St. Louis Dispatch.] We learn from our Rio exchanges that the Brazilian parliament has au thorized the government to make a contract with John Roach & Co., of New York, or whomsoever may offer better advantages, for a line of steam navigation between New York and Rio Janeiro, touching at Para and other convenient ports in the northern- prov inces. The steamers are to make monthly voyages, and the sum of $100,0~0 a year is allowed for the service. Late advices from Venezuela are to the effect that the Congress of that Re public has granted to C. G. Garmandia a subsidy for a monthly line to run between ports of that country and New York. No stronger evidence is needed of the disposition of the South Ameri can governments to meet us half way in the establishment of direct means of communication. Let our St. Loues merchants make a note of this, and let them forcibly impress on those who represent us in the coming session of Congress the importance of advocating and securing for the Mississippi Valley such governmental aid as will give us direct lines of steam communication as far as the mouth of the La Plata. The cities of the Atlantic seaboard are watching eagerly every movement inaugurated by the press and people of the Mississippi Valley, looking to the establishment of direct communication with South America. They know what the success of such enterprises mean. They mean the loss to them of the ex port trade in coffee and the other products of those countries. If the merchants here but knew their true interests they would lose no time in sending proper commercial represen tatives to Spanish America to organize direct transportation companies and encourage every effort tending to se cure for them and for our city the im portance she might have had years ago under the direction of a broad and comprehensive policy in matters of foreign trade. The enterprising people of New Orleans are now striving to se cure for the valley our rightful share of this trade, and St. Louls interests are so largely and so intimately identified with it, that our manufacturers and millers should move at once in the matter, and allow no opportunityto pass that will secure for them and their city a direct and extensive interest in the South American trade. Our sister cities of the valley are fully aware of its importance to them and have made efforts to attract the notice of our Span ish neighbors. We learn, furthermore, that a number of passengers, repre senting firms in Cincinnati and else where, are already booked for the first trip of the steamship from New Orleans next October. When will St. Louistake action in an enterorise fraught with so much consequence to her future trade and commerce? HAYES AND MOATON. I.ssira, Weeping and Other Cereimmnies Over the Nick senater. [ [ndianapolla Sntanel.] Senator Morton was lying on a cot, upon which he has rested ever since hi. arrival here, with his head and body propped up by pillows. When the Presf dent entered, Senator Morton extended his right hand, which was cordially grasped, at the same moment the Presi dent respectfully and tenderly bending over and kissing the Senator upon the forehead. For a moment or two no word was said, then the Senator, in a strong and cheery tone, said: "Mr. President, I am very glad and thankful for your kind visit. The President re plied that it was a great gratification to him to be there, though he regretted to see the Senator in the condition hewas, congratulating him, however, upon the improvement manifested in his appear ance. The President said not only he himself but the whole nation was watch ing with the greatest anxiety the pro gress of his sickness, and it was the heartfelt prayer or all that be should soon recover and be able to resume hil public duties. The-Senator agatinthank ed the President for the manifestation of his solicitude, and said he had wateh led with the greatest interest the tour the President was making throughout the country, and he was rejoiced at the kinditness and good feeling with which not only he but his associates and the manner of hie administration were re ceived by the people everywhere. The senator said, with emphasis: ".I shall be in my seat in the Senate Mr. Presi dent, on the lst of December next, at the regular session ; and it will be my pleasure to give your administration my warm and cordial support." This seea. bt to touch thePresldent deeply. -is eyes filled with tears, and he could not reply. In turn the Senator was greatly moved, seeing which Dr. Thompson in terfered, saying :: "You must be calm, Senator;" whereupon the President re marked: "Absolute quiet is greatly needed, Senator, for your recovery, and t will withdraw," saying which the two again shook hands with great warmth, the President again kissing the Senator, and then passed from the room. As the President came into the draw ing-room he was greatly agitated. His eyes were full of tears, which he tried in vain to repress, and he could con verse with friends with evident diff culty. He remained alone for a few moments, recovering himself, when he talked briefly, but sympathetically, to. Mrs. Mortoo, the two sons, Col. and Mrs. Holloway, and Gov. Burbank. After that the conversation became general until luncheon was announced, and the President and party went into the dining-room, where they remained until they left the house. The visit ex tended probably over an hour or more. THE ECLIPME IN TURKEY. [N. Y. Trbane.] CONSTANTISOPLE, Sept. 2.-The govern ment has made proclamation that to morrow night the moon is to be eclipsed and that the people must not be fright ened, for wise men everywhere know that the eclipse of the moon is a natural phenomenon attended by no disastrous effects either upon earth or upon then moon itself This being the case, the jangling of tin pans and firing of guns by the people of the earth, at the time of an elipse, are an entirely unnecessary and useless disturbance of the peace, which the government will not. tolerate, drawing the line at guns. The clangor of tin pans and copper kettles may resound unchecked until the moon is safely delivered from its difficulties, but guns never. Any man who fires a gun shall be arrested and pay a fine of 10Odpiastres, which will be paid over to the Refugee Aid Fund. In this connection I am reminded of an odd difference between the Turks and. the rest of the world in the computation of time. The eclipse of the moon is to. be on Thursday night, but all the Turk ish papers say Friday night. Both are right. The Turkish system begins each day with the night of it. Friday night is the night before Friday. The 23d of August begins at sunset of the 22d. This difference in reckoning is a con stant pitfall to European editors in this city, who quote from the Turks vsrb atim, producing much disturbance in, chronology. WAINSZIiTON NEWSPAPER3. [Ciocinnati (OmmeroiaL] Ex-Representative John Lynch's long talked of newspaper enterprise in Wash ington is .ow assuming shape, and it is announced that the newpaper will issue October 1, from the old Cotgressionae I Globe office. Ex-Congressional Printer Clapp is I said to be making arrangements for t starting from the defunct CroIicle Soffice a newspaper which, he says, will be "an out and out Republican journal, 2 about whose views there can be no mis t take." The war in the East has doubled the r price of canary bird seed. Asiatic Tur key supplies large quantities of this r bird provender, but, since that territory e has become the theatre of the war, the supply has been cut oft. The import of e the seeds amounts to about four hun d dred tons per annum. The little !- warblers will have to cb'inge their dieta k- until the Eastern question is settled.