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l-a-atalld Robertson will be Pla"dn l oanlte
lStieinl tio the Demonrat.
WAsMfntnroN, Oct. 7. Elnm aol lRoblertson
ill be placed on the roll of the new Hlnous as
holditgl Drima facio cetrUilca~te on ground of
.informality in cerlicfeates of Knilogg to the
two lepublicans who contestthelr set.s.
Kellogg's ertifclates are found to be incon
alstest With the law if Lnalislanas for the
reason that they inmerely eertify t.o,f.act of
election ld do not inelose certified copies (4
the return of their el'ect~mt . This formality
as P Y observedl hby Nilcholls in certifying to
th-ileotlon of Elarn and Robertson, accord
-go to the law of Louisiana, which aflirds
th.tClerk of the Ilouse ground for plahing
itrem on the roll. Prior to the dliscovery of
these technicalities, It adrl been determined
- to enroll eitlter of the contestants from
districts. Ru_ LL.
_makllng's Psiltlon Rrwardling lellogg.
[Special to the Derno'rat.l
ý_AOl Mf4TON, Oct. 7.--The statement of
u lionkllg's position regarding Kellogg in my
hester letter was inaccurate, hi that it
aaried the impression that he had examined
i thease thoroughly and was satisflied as to
Kellolr's credentials, whereas his true atti
tude l- -that his linpresstion Is to tthat nTect.
but he has not vet examined the case sulll
en8tly to reach an unnlterable conluslion.
The direct and autthentic condition of H81of
rd's case is this: 'rhere are thre Hoenators
10 tbe sworn in at the beginning of the session
besides Spofford and Butler. I'hey are Canm
--on, of Pennsylvania; Matthews, of Ohio,
and Armstrong, of Missouri, with Morton
a t, and Patterson likely to vote with the
DemOOts to save his own neck. This gives
the Democrats temporary control of the 8en
t. A motion will be made to include hpof
lord and Butler with the other three named,
ad f all the )Domoratic uenators are present,
it can be carried by one majority, unless al
lowed to go over on objection, which will hang
Matthews, Cameron an1il Armslntrong upon the
fsame peg with Spofford and Butler. This
lttuatlon is likely to produce a scene of inter
I.land Navlgation-Polnts of Interest to
Itver M*n,
WARHnNOTON )Oct. 7.- The reports of the
officers of engineers of the United States
Army in charge of river and harbor improve
ments, for the ilsetal year olning.Ilne 30, 1577,
have been rec't' voll I'y (ion. If nmphroys, C(Ihief
of Engineers, who is now engagedl In eol
lecting them for slhiiuttiiion to ('ongrests.
The following extrn(ts are fromttlll the annual
wm. E. Merrit reports for the tiical year
ending June :o1 as to the ilmproveiment of thep
Ohio river:
The only work of construction carried on
during the flscal yenir just ended hias hoeen the
repair of the old dyke at the trap a few nildes
below Pittsburg and the extension of tlledtvke
just below Evansvillo, Indl., and in rtemloving
Jackson rock in the grand chain, some
twenty miles above Cairo.
The last appropriation for the Ohio did not
become available until Septeniler 15, 1576, a
date too late to admit of nitkitng forllmal con
tracts for work to he dlionslh'for colh weather.
Major Merril says: WV alre greatly hanm
pered in endeavoring to keep the Ohio clear
for navigation, by ownlers of wrecked barges
claiming possession of them, until overy
pound of coal has been remov'()ed, regardless
of the great Injury which the presence of
these wrecks in narrow channels may cause
passing vessels."
This year I gave public notice in the news
aeper.s that all wrecks would be consider.il
abaslnod unless notices were sent tile to
the ntrar'. and the result Ihas Ietn very
beneficial. In order to keep great navigable
rivers from obstructions I' earnestly renew
the recommendation contained in my annual
report for 1873 to lie enacted into a law. The
amount available for the improvement of the
Ohio river is $174,519 3i.
The amount that ncn he probably expended
in the fiscal year ending June :30, 187$, is $525,
(00. In regard t to the imlprovement oif the
Monongahela river, in my last annual report
I stated that an adiditional appropriation
would be necessary to cotmplete the lock and
dam at Hardsrn 'ks.
This appropria tion was not made, and,
therefore,l I have to report aill construction as
stopped, andt the work placed under the
charge of a watchmanln until such titme( as a
new appropriation will piermlit its coillletion.
Theaamount available for this improvementlt is
-51,954, and the alounlllt of the estimllate for
the completion of existing pl'oject iof limprove
ment $214,000. I'he amtnount that can tie profit
ably exiended in the tistilIl year endini .Julne
0, 1878 would be aboult $850,000. The anlount
avallable for the i provemnent of thel Little
Kanawha rive is onllV $6753t.
The amount available for the improvement
of the mouth of the Missississippi river at the
the Southwest Pass is $11,760 78, while the
amount atske.l for is $150.,10. Fo'r the en
tranoe to Galveston harlior the amount avail
able is $36,052 60; amount asked for is $150,
For the continuation of work on the ship
-hannel in Galveston Bay, between Red Fish
Bar and Morgan's Point, the amount avail
ablle is $72,000; amount asked for $150,ett.
For Sabine Pass, Texas, amount available.
.J .,9 42; asked for, $147.026.
-r Pass Cavallo inlet to Matagorda Bay
ex the amount available is $20,0t0; asked
for $O,u000.
For the survey for a ship channel through
.Galveston Bay.Texas, the amount available
is $1410 36. No furthe'r appropriations asked.
For thie improvements of the Ouachita
river Louisiana and Arkansas, amount avail
able $683,056: asked for, $20,.000.
For the Yazoo river, Mississippi, avail
able. $13,950 51; askeid for. $50,000.
FR the removal of the iraft in Red river and
dosinag Tone's Bayou, Louisiana, amount
available, $2262 52: asked for, $60.,000.
For continuing the work of drvedgng and
removing olbsttructiions in ('Cyprless Bayou,
2)exas, available, $,,900 73; asked for. $20,
For water grauges on the Mississippi river
and principal tritutaries, available, $1618 24;
asked for, $5000.
In regard to this important business. Capt.
B. F. Youard, engineer olhicer in charge,
ays: '"I would most earnestly call attention
to the fact tthat no appropriation was made
for guages at the last session of Congress.
The ballance of the old appropriation now on
bad will only 'e sutlicient to continue obser
vations until October. Even if tio repairs
will be required after that timle, the readings
will have to be discontinued."
The object for which gauges were estab
lished was for tile purpose of having a col
lection of continuous reports for a series of
years of the rise of the Mississippi river,
with a view of obtaining information on the
question of re('laiming the alluvial basin of
the Mississippi fromn overtflows, and also to
give a reliable repoit of the river at its various
stages, for the Lbenetit of steamboatmen and
planting interests.
As Congress has already taken initiatory
4tepstowards making pro.visions for works
oreclaiming overflowed lands, by provid
ig for a survey of the entire river, which is
.ow In progres~s, it will be seen how import
ant it Is to have observations at ditffereAt
gatges continued.
-r: EW YORK G4eb5IF.
pleat In the tres Cable.
Oct. 7.-TRll DIKS t b" (lQM
.utred in a short section of their cable
iotwcon New Hampshire and Nova Seotia.
It dlers not hIIowver1. affe(ct tho due trans
mission of telewrnnmR to Euro·,r , which are
now being forwarded to Nova n4eotia by land
SnRuuel Strong, the young mann ar'st·ted
yrerl'dtly at the Metropolitan Hotel in this
oity, on tlheharge of swlndling the Comlmnr
einlt Banik of Canada, at Toronto, out, of $5IN).
will bi talken back to Canada to-lmorrow.
New York to Have one of Cleopatra's
NEW Yont,. Oct. 7.-The Wioril of to-day
has a long article descriptive of the two
Egyptian obelisks of rose coloredf syenito
known as Cl oattra' s (ewdles, which for near
ly 200(1 years hlave stiood on the shores of the
IPevaltl, anm announces an authorized statte
mnent to the ff eet that the KIh.live of Egypt
has signilied his willingness to plesent thei
city of New York, uliponl proper applienionl
meliln. made to hIln, with one1 f the obelisks,
the other having beern ance',pte'd by Englalld,
alln provision nudle for its trainspioratiton to
that country.
The World urlrls the acceptance of this
nmagnitiieciit pllresent o(f sullch g'eailt historl'ial
value, an.ld adds that. til'h (olntractolrs who arel
Pow conveying t,he Elnglishl obel'lk to its dls
tinathion el&e preplared to lring its companion
to Alterica, and l'lNt t it on any site that miay
be selctlnt for it, at a cost lnot exceeliding
$100l),000, the contractors assumnlllg every
The obelisk offered to this country is seven
tv feet in hleight, andt is, thlle superior 1one of
the two.
They Hold Armed Pofresnlon of Man Ell
zario and Isletta-Troop4 Called
For to MulppreRm the
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 7.--Intelligence
of a startling Mexican uprising in thile north
west of this Stalbe has laIin re.lvetd here froml
Fort Stockton, having reacillld that post (by
mail yesterday morning. 'Then sc5len,l of the
trouble is El Paso, a lairge,. bult for the most
palrt hbarren colunty. which is almost entirely
inhabited by Mexiceans. '11i ilnhabitantlll of
thel, coullnty IlnulllnIIr )abou lt 4)11111, (If whmllll alboullt
ol+-tenth are colored, and not half a |ii1nl
dred English spealkilng whities. The'1 Amnl'r
Itl1n1 are nearlit.iy all settled 1along tilhe narrowl'l'
valley of tlhe, Rio Grand. I(Bet wrII thlose( se(.
tlemllllnts 11and thell Mexicanl town of El Ptaso
thlere is contlinual intercoursel', and thle .ntlti
inultt of the ilnhabitantsl. is strongly pro
Mxichan and bitterlly lhostile to the Amrloaninle
For some time past thlereI Ilas bl.nlin a. feul
in tillh counlty betwleen it party llt, bly.1inlgi
('harles 11. Howard'l, and Onto led by a mail
conltlractor nanmed Liewis Ca(ldis. TheI folllir'r
is ntai.lI'riet tot a daugllhlteAr oif it man lnamlled
Zillnpt Mnltil, who hlits ihcated it ''illl on sov
'fral (of tlhe saltt lakes, whl're u111 t a short
time algllo the Mlexicans llused tel lr)cu're their
salt free of chargi. o(f liate', hliowl'ever, HTow
ard lias insisteli that Iall salt tar ken must. bl
paid for. A ve(ry bitter sbtte oIf flling wtas the
Irslult, and lately culllllillatad in an open
qllarrol in the town of San Elizario, between
(ardils alid Hloward. The shlerliff was calld
onl to rrevent bloodlsheti, but thel qilluarroel oncil
starte l, it Was mpnlossible to plreserve peace.
The Miexicans rose n mlaslse, seizd the town,
flung i Judlge IHoward intoI jail a11d bllndlll himI
hamli anid foot with r'es. This done, they
paradetltl the strl'ots, shouting dealllth toll t
lIrinpalo and PVin la MeI.riem!
Slrin after thiey calpturelld some othr oii i
cials, Including .Judge Mehrhle, and lodged
thelllill jaitl. The townll of lsl'ttl was atlslo
visit.ld by a )andl of armedi((l Mexicanltl and the'
ollhiials driven out lor calltulredl . A most, ex
citeNl feling prevails, and tile gravost f.ealrs
are entertaint d for the lives of ,luda,, Hloward
and othler Amierl'eans,abhi, ut llrtl.y in Illiilniber,
wilho are at the nll'rcy of the infurlllated mo.
A single shot might bring aboIut a horrible
nlasacre. It is feared tlhat thoere alre four
hundred Mexicans in arms, and their lolders
iloast that they will haver all the assistancll
they needl from the other slde of the river.
There are no llnitbll States troolps near the
scene of the little roebellion. At, minlitary he.tid
qualllters substantially the sallil accoiiiunt is
given of the disturbanceo.
The rebellious Mexicans have thrown out
scIouts and pickets around the to)wlns. A call
has bton madlilil' flromli El Paso fni troops, andi
it is probable tilhat Col. Halitchi will ibe sent
there. The call is for two (ompanlies with
artillery. Anothler theory Iof thei cause of the
troublle is that itwas started by Louis Cardis,
wilho is the mIllortal en(emny of .utldge Howaird,
andi wiho wants trloops sent i1 El P'eso tlo pro
tect, the mail, of which he is sab-contractor.
This otlitag ill 't be laidi to the ('charge o(If the
Mexicans. as the MIexiians complainedjliiI of are
AmrlicRan citizens living on tills side of the
river, who fool tllemselves aggrieved by thei
coinductl.f Jiidg'e Howartld, al who are ulrged'
oni in their lawless rse ll(by his rival. Cardis
These poilnts are gleaned fromr ollicial corrI
slpondence.. At the tinie Howard was seized
biy thi(l n1o he was iii tilhe hands of the Sher'il
for attAempting to kill Cardis.
He Says It was Merely a Brawl Over the
Salt Springs.
CHiCiAno, Oct. 7.-Lieut. Gen. Sheridan said
last night that he had the very latest infor
mation from Texas and the reported raid of
the Mexicans, and he was in a position to
deny everything which pointed to any armed
conflict or an invasion. This report, he said,
was wholly incorrect and had not a shadow
of truth, except in one particular. He said
there had been at the town of San Elizario
some trouble for some time past between
the citizens regarding some salt springs or a
salt lake, he was uncertain which. These
troubles had broken out in a sort of mob vio
lence, the citizens only participating. The
parties were wholly Mexican, the town being
populated almost wholly by this element.
The civil ollicers had; been sent from El
Paso, twenty'-flve nilhes distant, for the pur
pose of making some arrests, which has been
done. This was the whole extent of the so
called invasion. Gen. Sheridan at once order
ed Lieut. Reucker, with twenty or thirty
soldiers to proceed at once to San Elizario,
from El Paso, to investigate the trouble, iand
that that officer has departed for the scene of
the conflict.
This, says Gen. Sheridan, is all there is in
the rumor; it was confined entirely to ia brawl
among the Mexicans themselves over the salt
Howard, Sturgis and Miles after Joseph
with Strong Hopes of Bagging Him.
FORT SHAw, Montana Territory, Oct. 3, via
Helena, Oct. 6.-Advices reached here to
night, which indicate that Chief Joseph and
his Nez Perces will be beset more sorely than
was recently expected, before he reaches the
Sanadian border. Howard and Sturgis have
already joined each other and started north
to-night. Dispatches received here from Gen.
Miles at Squaws' Creek, opposite the mouth
of Mussel Shell river. on the north bank of
the Missouri river, announce that his forces
are in pursuit of Joseph on a route which
may enable him also to confront Joseph on
the north. It is a disgraceful fact that Miles
has, according to his own representation,
only 200 lighting men. The United States
members of the Sitting Bull Commission
leaving here to-morrow with a ragged squad
of infantry and a decimated company 6f
eavalrT, may meet the front of Joseph's
III Jý i1 ý ^;
Enmors of the Intervention of the Neutral
Powers Iuring the Winter Meacon.
WAMalIN(OTON, Oct. 7.--Au offlclal d(lispathl
reolvedl lhe'r from IiRussia Indleates that tlhe
Russian ampniaign of tihe pr'senllt 505e1on will
prove ai failure. It I 11now) tlhre montihs sinl(v,
the Dan.luho was crssetl, andt Its vet no do
cidive reults have been atevompliheld.
Thot Oct.'i ter rains hlave begun and are rap
Idly rendering the wlhil country iIpas.a
bile. oo tlhat firtherl active operations are irn
iractAabletlo er plia'e it forc:ttroas thl Halkhis.
If the RlltliMans do nott retislt[ from their de
trrninat.ion to dtictate it pea Ct at Adriantople,
another campaign will hie IIei'tetAI'ry.
II, Is satd that tthe neutral powers4 after
the forcs in thl ielid salltl have retired into
winter quarters will inte'rpluo the kindly but
delh'ate .f ,'ll'e orf diplonacy to. bring alt.hout a
p)eao eqiit holll roralle to both govern
nittnt, and which will olvlatet . a renewal of
hosLtiltiPit IInext yoer.
No Information as to the Result of Thura
day' Ratt le.
loNDoN, Oct. 7. Another telegram from
(IonIstatinplet u1, datevl tturday afteernoon,
says that no further lhlicia.l Ihlnttlligenco haMs
been receivedI fromi Mukhtar Pasha. The last
tolo'uramll f'rou Mu!kltatrl Is tlllhat llannouncing
the commnvenment of Thurshday '~ hattle, In
which ht e saysl that twio 'Turkish columns are
now attacking the tIusstHnis, who are' cotnien
trate.l on the, ltanks of Kars Ialttt opposlite
lKohak heiglhts, while the Turkish cavalry
frl'.l Soblitta, anlld at corpst' fr II'o Koze.l Tief,
have bol n sent, I, to threaten the colnllmlnunl
cations of thin Itusstanis with their camp at
K hI'raba.
Montenegrin' Repulsed.
T.ONDoN, O()ct. 7.--A telegrarm from (Toli
Sttitinople sayt that Alteo Sal, colnutndingt
th 'T'urklish forces on the tsoullthern frontioers
of .lIntent.gro, tel'egraphs to thie Pl' te that
the Mttnteiiegrlini, tl 14 ridgty, attacked I'iI
fgrltza, Spuiz and the small fIr'ts of AvnIo,
Imall and Dlervich. Tlhe attlack was vigor
ously repuhl+!l.
Another lRu.lan Army Corps.
LONIDON, Oct. 7. --A tolegraitnt frorm lHuctha.
re.tt say M that nili iat.l e mohlilizlaation of ,on
otther tusialn atrmy t'rps ftr servihe in Bul
garia it is ordered.
The Czar will not G.o Home.
,LONDON, (Oct. 7.- A dispatchl fronm St. ',e
t.rsbhurg HaWys thatl the (t'zarr will winter in the
l'alais Cot,.ornl mi, f11.r Bulgaria.
IMePtin, of the Powers.
A dilsp.atch fromt Vienna soays that It is re
lportal that tlhe slighlt t revr.:s to lthel Itns
siuns will prodllu'e. a g'nra.l mrtotinig of the
lPOWO, 'I'H.
w - -- se -
Italy Not Allied with GIermany.
IloME, Oct,. 7.- Thie lUalt ~a Iys that It it
authorizitl to ltclart that Italy has con
ctluthl nIo alliance whatever with lGerman'y.
Another Arctic Expeditolnn.
LtONDON, (Oct. 7.--The T'itmiu stat'Ms that it
is the, int.ention tf Sit Allen Young to havie
the st.IantIr l'Pat.dra rellttid with a viiew to
anllther start for the Arctic r',gionsI next
spring. Ii', will prolbabltly try the Spltitzbt'rgi'n
Austrian Ambassador to Rome Recralled.
LONDON, Oct. 7. -A dlislpatch fronm Rolne
says that, the Austriain aimi Iassador has tt nltt
ricalrld fromi thtat city t'o rendlor an am'(unt
of the situation.
Senator Whyte, of Maryland, on the Or
ganlzanlon of the Menate.
IIALrTiMORE, O(et. 7.- United States Senator
Whyte expresses4 hilnmself n n nn interview as
being opposed to any schemerli for obtinllng a
lDemocrlatic control of thll' SnLte. 14He S(cUts
tic idea of thire I)emorats making any ap
proaches Inritsrlilfsalctf ' IRterepublians from the
South or els 'whert . and says that ev('ln were
it possible to eflrelt an arrangi'mrent with such
individuals he did no t consider it grrId policy
for the Deniocratic party to enter into ft
under pre'sent (ir nhunstanLes. Thie Senator
prefe'rr'i that lthe lte'iubliicanms be allowed to
retain the control, to which tlheir legitimate
nMajority entilled thetm. hMlnatr Whyte also
statedl thai Sen.ator Splencr had infor'medl
himi that he elrtainly would Ibe in his sieait at
th (extra session. andl slhould act with his lie
pulblican associat's on all party questions.
The Mormon Conference.
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 7.--At the Mormrn
Coinfeorenel held yesterday the Church author
ities were electedl. The only changes are in
the high priesth(orl, which now stands as fol
lows: John Taylor as President of the Twelve
Apostles, as one of the twelve himself and as
President of the Church, with the Twelve
Apostles and D. H. Wells and John W.
Young as his counsellors. IHe was also elected
as trustee in trust of the Church, with D.
H. Wells, John W. Young, Bishop Edward
Hunter and the Twelve Apostles as his as
sistants. The Twelve Apostles and W. A.
Wells and John W. Young were all elected
Prophets, seers cnd revelators. The city is
full of preople, but very little interest is mani
fested by the laymen in Church affairs.
Senator Morton's Condition.
RICHMOND, Ind., Oct. 7.- -Senator Morton's
condition has again becomne alarming. He is
unable to retain any food on his stomach and
in consequence is very much weakened. His
friends are feeling very uneasy, and fear the
Sitting Bull will Remain with the "KHa
PEMrINA, I). T., Oct. 7.-- Later advices from
Fort Walsh announce the arrival of the Ca
nadian members of the Sitting Bull Commis
sion. The United States Commissioners were
not expected until Friday last, owing to the
delays they have met with. Reliable ad
vices from Sitting Bull's camp indicate that
he will not return on the conditions imposed
by this government, but will accept the Ca
nadian terms to go on their reservation.
Hon. E. E. Kidd's Exhaustive Discussion
of the question.
Hon. E. E. Kidd, of Jackson. in some remarks
a few days since, made the followingobserva
tions upon the necessity of calling a constitu
tional cenvention:
But the most important matter that will at
tract the attention of the G.eneral Assembly at
its next se sion w II be tho revision of theconsti
tution of 1i88. It is not necessary on this oecasi, n
that I should analyze that instrument to enow
i's cbjectinal te stures. nor to suggest new pr
visions in ordl-r to show its omissions. I will
only remark generally, that it is enti ely a parti
san document, born of radicalism in the wol st
era of its existeneA, and cre-ated in the interest
of those who expected to continue for plunder,
their hold noon the offices and treasury
of the St ate. Its omissions are invitations to
corruption a nd extravagance by the Legislar ure,
and its actual provisions plunder the people.
Theo heeks ani restraints which the organic
taw sou elveet _ ooaseueietloive and
MIiioi' wollit le ano morn rvir'nliiln ratrietitln.
(li this uHllje"t of t ll' I'.aisIitY ,if revtisln thl.
'ns 11 if tiIin. all pt ir" fi it thel orll ro press o fr
the' Mt.tn, I l' inv .. arw' i mllit : but fllh molno liv
whilh it ia to be airiimnllitniL p sonms to afiTrl
ground fIil dlislnsson. 'Tho ioli'tioi by lthe
.lt.nr-tl A1onmlhly of "'a aimmi-Fionn of 'min r nt
Ilj riP ts inld ltltR ln i,"to fol'into tlld 1 oi'int
for iiollotioi by the Liag.lature all nion-i.ai'ry
amn'nitnii't is n t plin that. IF 'onmen"l lidd by
niii, as tiL ntlut lonsilll, wIlie the morn pro
vnfling etllilenlt inline.w to the onlllini ofi a
Dolh pliina inItlrely. atnd do nut lhesitate t" silY
profortilnh , bill indi'pe sll~i el .
Any. i tellllldml 11iR RuIIwlgg estedbya mmiswpitl.
no mntlater houw ably irlirniplei'dl. woillil ildunnlol''
edly lhl critlein 1!. tlebitnid, atidrlei t nlld taiken
friomn by tlhu pllmoilt Lglsinltur e. 'J'Illo pUrv t,
Igishlatiilri I iomiiii i RIom of tHn biitter
est pi.l.tIa niI of l th lldlial (irgnll ,zation--ineu'
whoI, woro ilotuld it it limn of high p Ilithial ex
eitio1ni'nt, anili who will ie litendl with ri inuu1 y
andi Fatlluhiruul'-a. lholluld ii omminiHlou Ilm
Pilt ail it th l tleiii tllry aniiiilltnioi , ill ox4 t a
RIPtjrion wi W io hli nIee AIIr'y before l. hry Poluld be
Ilinilly disposl d of by I thl holusne. This wouldl
,I'l, Ib .' if all min, i'ould think alikeO Iiti I
have Swnl tietilo my mtiii)it irnpl at priop Rat liii
rinoilir lvlral silays bi' tirit ) I Vlini be disposl.
of by the (uiieneral AR rumbly.
Etxp iinoi!i huts IhuniI Int mu how alow anm'h
hodi H iiov", oven Whaen t rvi' are no Htrong
p ,ltliall utlllionihlllsans. With the ionillielil"ng
idnlas and talking ep iity of lthi prelsnt (i n
i'rit Assi.bly tlirir is no telling when they
wiuId igt hiIii ,l.l I with iill lnetoH.Sr'Y ainii nid
mrnt, We hald Inttl 'r intliin onrseilve' to our
strity legitimate d s li loI, lothlrwise you will 1 i
i x . ra. s <ssion w 'ld olst riv ly as mal h as at
oivii'nti n. hut. hlila limtltr iif eost 1S tIn inasi
wille'n'ltl reformsii i l utr' I inV.mentio nielild
for IIh, purii'ptiosie woull i lluatrially adopt,tl
Agal i sl pplioti wev ralupt tli' plani ofi "it uom
lmissif," iiln I the e lrnlmli-ihliin shouldl proTaint
a ll thIl n iaraiy l niiimuil ini. li 1 h i bly ab
ilfrnt alr iles to lt' votId on by the puoplu '?
Amndmelin ilt the otritltoil l' ii re n titsual
illiltid is ai .11) ollll or by more reflmrentoo . En.'ll
entire, amnlldmlt t inlr) ' tlb ilinbmittll 1. nlrn In
Bilow is', i aImindmlnuit num t bt Ithe words
"for approval" ani "igalust pprivi'l," r
wi rds iof smilar imprt. It is 10(1ledh
lthiiit t nlitti iiil I i n t iio tlyll o Iin eon' . ll" lu
iion. 'riTh pr ,.oteut istitItion conta.riins mor
than lt10 artil,. Sipposeu Ia urli I think it a rla
a nii bi en iilil'iatliit) thtllit fi ty aLiitendilirints,
some of them If onsidlier.hloI l+nglh, wiiil'i
uiltlie. Psi ilnt nil thti wilh thin worIs, " For
iapprovatl " id "nil Against approval" below
each, together with ill naml s of all the anrldi
dalt's for oulli., with .pai.e liftt foir opprosing
itnames, inil vii will at, iiinen poritivut what, it
htll . niiwiutl'yv o 'leorn our next titktlt will iie.
It. wou tli I i iti shn , y to ' l viit it like the i'aimidl
iih tit " npl-wiorm t'klt t' lhat Wain once voter'it.
ill ualiforni 'rlT , rint waH o lsmaill
I hat it was lupossi.ll for tlle voitl
to toll wilch Hile IIo wlas a llport
ilig. Itnitilws, mii nyv v liers will not, .oe t lih
Irniolilt until theiy om'ltio(o ilto toltl.-thi.iy
,hi to , lsiier lem iiali will net! hive
Tihey will b!) pui14d al haiulled Ith lit, by
ati" fur Doilli' mi' theiilr friflhlnda 1oiil thil
r it m nts will c ftt lillty I ai t tLI oft. itl,l
liko those re (uitly siul ittiel d, nom') i ii n tell
what will hI.i h hii flt,.
It ia oj'iod'iI to it onsitituiion tl ionvontiou
that the , xp,1.ii'i will it I .'i grea. ThisJl argu
nililae t fully ilt. hiv li i niiin l,l'irainon thit iion
v ra' utxisienl underl at properli i lt li'ired 'on
stillutlioi will mir lihaii i loniiu llsat foll r nill llt
iexienaul ' f .t a ioniv tinii. Ag.till it. i .s arll that
rilt nlliill lia. tiil lla I s1 ii ha flutl 1 ip unt,i a nl i lllt
w,' should nihut. risk ith o ,lit it l x'it mnin, t .hatl
loyulbl bi engen lrvli by niil iltilot for uile
gu.iw'i. I answaer f lit' oii ituurmaiulp tioi. thmoigh
ri'ont, Iii as nuirpli'ti and enduring au thi.t of
T'ixaal ArkaialllltL Miass ailppi or Ablinamni. TIhe
i'trptl. hat, hl I'eIllmll'lien it IIh lmre . Vower in the
tpresent Logislatui thinn it will over i'nioy
auralin. It died wilh Ithe letiirnling
Ioard. Let nH not hi frit hteneI t. it ts
ghost. Thil'e willl h lin pu litluti itxelt.ment.
Honiest reformi ia thi ii wthw, r aill over tihe
llita'i., and the ,riiihd utrpllt-hagg-ier will have
no h.:tirt to imak a tight ove' this itaiio. T'lhe'
atroigest, h1itt . io niaty eine from tihose, of oir
ownii ritltlLsl wlih do noit dIlHir.' their altarLne ri
dued or 1thir Yoft pt'iams intlrrliptlll. As to
ior iiloiri.i piipli lii they iiir rapidly liarning
whereil tiholr t run init iat lRes. -, i'd arll nio, pt.
to got mxoitid ovr i quia tio.iin when i r an ne
tion of tiaxa lion iand the Il'salning of tlheir hur
diins will hI- the is nol. In t.tsi.'t prishes whlire
tlh. v haveo control I htopue tllhv will sendl dile
iLtoa from tlihe I at iand least panrtisan of the.ir
rtLml. 'Thnly should lie fully and rily ripreson -
ed and all Itll hir int'ri'sts plroperly r'lirldl for.
A ennventtion elItedtuI unider the reform ideal
thnt linow aLsorhlRl the atttiuion of tim State, andt
a.t it time whein the earhet-hagger has not been
aitln to recov',r from thi. shock of last spring,
will ihe far Iless prtistlan than the presentt
(joneritl Aisactmbly. An ll',tiomn lnlder lisuh irl'
ienmtanln a am nd when nl io' hlr offl(trs ari to bi t
;hosln,. will have but littlo of the lom'ntsl oif
exitnment itbout it. 'lhis idea of poltlitil ex
itmonmit is it lifiless ttrtro-craw. It did riot
friguttinii olr sistlr Hiatesl : why should it
Louisianai? I fear, fillo w-uitize.u that
w'I IaIVo grown ilnto sullch Ii habit of
tritokliiig ti thi oin,- riunl'it iri'lism of
the Northelrn press and Northern pDe )plih,
thalt wo ivll wanting in I that i dep nion in t.hI e
Cinftrtli of oir own iaffairs thlat srloll matIl k thi
Iitizen t of uvury Hovitieignily of this Union. It
I" time that lliwe hoild rid olrsoitlvi.i of this
ilii.htiitri aimi niuol'i it wisu anid iudiiin.ius
cont r I of our hState aitTirl. without rfotren 'o to
anTly oilltidie mntiment whil.tevr, Let Isr not to
ruth, butll, by ll mealns Indepetlndent. * *
[ reatt.gnil'oina. that itller mature oin
Hidlration I shalli at It next mi, tlin of the
G nn rml Assembly support a tall fur a iotistitui
tinnal ornvenltioin. L,+t the people thmelrnlVy .
.ut.t tlh imLi iI who aire to frameiii their constitu
... .. . .4H .. . . .
George wherldan.
fCineinnati Enquirer.1
Hhorridlan is making a rail in Ohio in Iehalf
of te Coinmmunis.t West. It is thii harmless
Sheridarn. the one from Louisiana. and no
damage will result.
The Indian Territory.
Wm. P. Ross, ex-chief of the (:herokee Na
tion. says that there is not a frantion of the in
dians in favor of a territorial Governmennt. iHe
would like to have the w. t,'rn part of the In
dian Territory bought by the government and
set aside for the aceommdatlion of th • sav"ge
Indians soon. possibly, to be transferr,,I
BALTIMORE, Oct. 3.-It is proposed in
Western Maryland to invite President
Hayes, on his visit to the Frederick
County Fair, to extend it :o a trip over
the mountains, to Hagerstown, the An
tietam battle-field, and the various lo
calities of that region that became fa
mous in the campaign of the fall of
1862, during which Gen. Hayes was
wounded at South Mountain. The pro
ject contemplates passing over the same
route that Grant and Sherman and the
Cabinet went over in 1869, and a hearty
welcome to the President is promised
from all parties.
(Cincinnati Enquirer.]
WASHINGTON, October 1.-Kellogg's
friends say that owing to the absence of
Morton Mr. Conkling will champion his
claims to a seat in the Senate, and will
make it the occasion of an early and
direct attack upon the Southern policy
of the Administration.
The revival of the whippingpost is re
garded with favor in South Caroliaa.
Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace.
Pearl Noap'na.
Ask for Boapina and you will get thebest soap.
Boapina containing no rosin is the best soap
for washing woolen goods, can be found at 110
Gravier street.
New shapee and styles in china at Offner's
oaely 174 Canal street, opposite Varieties
A large number of citizens interested
in the North Louisiana Railroad, met at
Tally's Opera House. at Shreveport, last
Tuesday. Capt. William Robson was
called to the chair, and E. M. Austin
and W. J. Bruner made secretaries.
Speeches were made by Major Mon
cure and Major J. P. Douglas, Presi
dent of the Tyler Tap Railroad. The
latter showed that a narrow-gauge rail
road could be built between Shreveport
and Monroe for $5000 a mile.
Messrs. A. H. Leonard, Judge Boar
man, W. H. Wise, Capt. Joseph Bols
seau and others spoke.
The following resolution was offered
by Col. R. H. Lindsay, which was
unanimously adopted:
lesored,, That the chairman of this
meeting do appoint a committee of six
to meet the president and board of
directors at their meeting, to be held
October 10orh, to devise ways and means
as will build this road.
Dr. J. C. ELsan moved that a commit
tee of three be appointed to confer with
the people along the proposed line of
road as to what aid could be had in the
way of subscriptions, donations, cross
ties etc. The president appointed on
said committee Dr. J. C. Eagan, R. H.
HIownll and Col. S. J. Ward.
Major Moncure moved that the com
mittee of six appointed to confer with
the president and board of directors,
be empowered to solicit subsoliptions,
and ascertain what amount could be
raised. Carried.
The meeting then adjourned.
The Neesilty of Opening the MIMlimlIppi
to Commerre.
The St. Paul P'ioneer Press, in an edi
torial on the commerce of the Missis
sippi, says:
"The railroad development of the
country has been so wonderfully rapid
and so vast, !and now plays so conspic
uous and controlling a part in the ma
chinery of our inl:ind transportation,
that we are, sometimes apt to lose sight
of the vast commercial importance of
our lake and river systems, and in this
Upper Mississippi region, at least, we
have been so intent on developing and
extending our artificial lines of transit
by rail that we have almost wholly
neglected our natural water lines, espe
clally that great artery of internal com
merce, the Mississippi river, and have
thus for the time being practically pre
foerred the more expensive to the cheaper
modes of transportation. But this
diversion is a temporary one. The
position and course of the Missis
sippi river, running north and south
through the great interior valley of
the continent, and whose trunk and
navigable tributaries wash the shores
of eighteen States, are such as must in
evitably control the direction of our
inland commerce. For its course
runs with the normal and primary
movement of that commerce, across
latitudes in the direction of the con
trasts of climate and production, and
though the tendency of commerce
around the world for a number of
physical reasons is in an east and west
direction, and the entire transconti
nental railroad system of this country
follows the law wnich establishes this
great east and west current of trans
mundane exchanges, yet it is still true
that what may be called the cyclical
movement of internal commerce, for all
the great valley of the Mississippi runs
naturally in the direction of its current
across the zones of wheat and corn, and
pork and cattle, and cotton and sugar
to the sea, which is their common outlet
to the great tracks of ocean commerce,
following the Gulf stream to Europe."
It is this subject of making available
this "common outlet," which the con
vention which meets at St. Paul on Oc
tober 11 will discuss.
The St. Paul Chamber of Commerce
has urged sufficient appropriations to
secure a permanent depth of five feet
from St. Paul to Rock Island. Hitherto
a pitiful sum of a few thousand dollars
has been devoted to improving the river
between those points, while millions
have been spent in the endeavor to
make an artificial water channel from
the Mississippi to Green Bay, an enter
prise which has very much the appear
ance of a job. There is now a general
feeling in the Upper Mississippi valley
that the river should be improved as a
competing channel of trade with the
railroads. We do not observe that the
Chicago Tribune has yet opposed the St.
Paul Convention or its object, but we
presume it will be heard from, as its posi
tion is that the improvement of the
navigation of the Mississippi river in
any form is a proceeding entirely "sec
tional" in its character. That journal
took a different view of the appropria
tions and land grants through Republi
can legislation from 1862 to 1870. It is
only recently, since government aid of
an extremely moderate character, and
not in the form of a subsidy, has been
asked for the Texas Pacific Railroad,
and since the subject of protecting the
banks along the Lower Mississippi from
inundation has been agitated, that the
Tribune has become very virtuous on
the subject of the expenditure of the
public money. The Tribune even op
poses Capt. Eads' jetties, and charges
him with unlawful designs on the
The charge of "sectionalism" in ad
vocating a well regulated stage of
water in the Mississippi and protection
from its ravages from St. Paul to the
Gulf is simply absurd. There is as
much necessity to the whole West and
South for the improvement of the Mis
sissippi as for the improvement of the
Danube and its mouths to several na
tions of Europe. The one stream is as
national in its character as the other is
It is true Chicago is not dependent on
the Mississippi, for she has a water
route to the East, besides her numerous
railways; but Chicago represents a
very small interest beside the interests
of the Mississippi Valley. That enter
prising city has secured breakwaters
and piers, paid for out of the Treasury,
to keep the water from injuring vessels
and other private pro pirty; but the
.roteea these "private' intoteregs I the
Nofarth, its vetny ".iaieisal teqggeb
that mtiliions of dollars worth of pro
ductive property along the Mississippi
shall have protection from destruotion
by inundation. If breakwaters are
necessary on Lake Miohigan, Lnke 8u
perior and Lake Erie, breakwaters are!
more necessary to beat bacK the
persistent waters of the great Mlssiselp
pi. And as these breakwaters are con
structed by the government on the
Northern lakes, the opponents of South
emn internal improvements will find it,
very difficult to conjure up an argument
to show that Individuals should con
struct the same kind of work on the
lower Mississippi river. It is well to
remember, too, that the entire amount
of appropriations for the improvements
of the Mississippi river through its
whole length, has been less than $8,000,
r000, while Republican Congressess, in
1802 and 1854, handed over $90.000,000 to
half a dozen railroads. A river whloh
"controls the diroction or our internal
commerce," as the St. Paul Pioneer
Press expresses it, is in every sehse of
the word a national highway, and should
receive the attention of a national high
False Claima of the Central Parlfle liel
as to is Monuthern Braneh.
[Ian Diego Union.]
It is fully time that the monstrous
falsehood so industriously circulated by
the Central Pacific railroad monopoly,
that its "Southern Pacific" branch has
been "built without subsidy," was
thoroughly exposed. The facts about
this matter are as follows:
The "Southern Pacific" branch of the
Central Paclflo railroad has received
from the government 13,000,000 acres Of
the very bestl and in Southern Caltfor
nla. Much of this land has been sold
at more than $100 per acre; much more
of it at $75, $70, $60, $50, $40 per acre,
the latter being the minimum figure for
thousands of acres. Take the whole
grant at the ridiculously low average of
$10 per acre. and we have a landsubsidy
or $130,000,000. But, in addition to this,
the road has received aid in county,
city and private subsidies amounting to
the total sum of over $2 600,000. Here
we have a grand total of national and
local subsidy to the "Southern Pacific"
of $132,000,000 I
And now Stanford, Huntington,
Crocker & Co. go to Congress and ask
that the land grant of the Texas Pa
ciflc road be given to them.
Let us compare what the government
has done for the two roads: It gave the
Texas and Pacific road less than 15,000,
000 acres of land, all of it (except on
the Colorado desert east of San Deigo)
in the Territories of New Mexit o and
Arizona. Military officers, familiar
with the country, have testified that the
average value of this land grant is not
one-half the government minimum
price of $1 25 per acre; but allowing
the full government minimum price,
the value of the grant is, in round num
bers, $18,750,000. Here is a difference
in favor of the Southern Pacific of
$111,250,000 !
But let us carry out the comparison
fully. Let us figure up the whole amount
of national, State, municipal and private
aid given to each corporation. Aoeord
ing to the last report the total amount
of the land grant of the State of Texas
to the Texas Pacific road is 4,951,606
acres, which is valued by the State Land
Department at an average of $2 per
acre, or a total of $9,903,810. The aid
granted by counties, towns and other
wise, amounts in all, according to the
figures of the givers (not the company),
to the sum of $785,000. Now let us re
Government land grant, value ...... $130,000.000
County, town and other aid.... 2,600,000
Total subsidy................ $132,600,000
Government land grant. value........ $18,750,000
Texaa land grant, value............. 9,90,810
County, town and other aid........... 785,000
Total subsidy ...................2....29438,810
Total to Ronther Pcifc.............$132,600,000
Total to Texase Paoflo........... 29,438,810
Excess to Southern Pacific......... $103,161,190
It will be observed that the Govern
ment has given the Southern Pacific, in
value, nearly seven times as much as it
has given the Texas Pacific, while the
total aid from all sources given the
Southern Pacific is much more than
four times that given the Texas Pacific.
RICHMOND, Oct. 3, 1877.-The estimate
made two weeks ago that the revenue
from the sale of liquors through the
medium of the Moffett register would
reach $100,000 for this city and $500 000
for the State per annum, is verified' by
the official results of last month's sales.
This insures the Moffett register as a
permanent source of revenue.
The liquor dealers held a meeting here
to-day, at which they resolved to dis
continue further prosecution of the suit
in the United States Court, on the
alleged patent infringement, upon con
dition that the Attorney General will
agree not to proceed against the bond
given to indemnify the manufacturer of
the registers for damages caused by the
late injunction. They decided to organize
a campaign all over the State against
the registers, and pledged themselves to
support all candidates who are opposed
to the Moffet liquor law. An anti-Mof
fett ticket will be nominated in this city,
and perhaps in every county and city in
the State.
The Governors of Louisiana and Ar
kansas have written for a sample of the
register, a copy of the law and an ex
alanation of how it works, with a view
to the introduction of a similar law in
those States.
One of the new and curious objects of
the Japanese capital is a gigantic image
of a woman, made of wood and plaster
and dedicated to Hachman, the god ok
war. In height it measures fifty-fobtr
feet, the head alone, which is reached.
by a winding staircase in the interior of
the figure, being capable of holding.
about twenty persons with comfort. A.
sword is held in the right hand and a.
huge ball in the left. Internally, the
novelty consists of an extraordinary
anatomical modeL A fine view of the
esurroundg distriot is obtained by look
Inrg trougb one of the eyes, and the
piedtd otaisosQI two cents.a

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