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" to Ceassees. is the text of the petition of iatttee for Loulalana to Con Now Omsakas, October, 1877. * the mbers p1 the Senate of resentatI at Was o thn, ottisens and merchants Wla ,re theof, ro at somel b Aemrlomaad te Wet hu5 that the advan of w Axs tI otrUIa m w a line of mali the ~forsign Cs eomokielve arguo s mpared with roe at traversed by to one a ioe, with a 6f0o00m of at least would avoil the peater aa so to trade lranoes fo the wacr ee the teror West dnforeign markret..' alit our oonslderation of mIn Anotatesnow~¶ nltnaAmerloanno rodut. or 417 a inst Great ritain's and with Central a S~l against 80.4 a toade of A64'!~letes t Briain's proportion of emseroll ota o Getin ew York is more distant, lt.New Orl as b~~,t succesa In tne oonapotitonu editeneffecthe oreate elude wIth reepeottull Submitted fryour earn Po steal mship ommwzz *w OUVAOE-"etvag. ,Pallae--ew iS tluuree New The present revesue laws of ame, with few enoeptions, the qsqpied aN pat late prahtl Hamilton at the begin letenee. in 1789. They Apw for the azlgeeles of that aeveral decades worked smoothly . m unfortunately the world inoe with it. lrom a feeble, populated eelatry we dare be. riah and prospseros nation, msd earltea advanee has than the material one. The As aomseroe Its waye of trans. te neseetslles mad resourees, a total change from what they , The system that was itself in Washlig Mae.' days, has lagged behind eas nesome obsolete, inadequate his sad truth has been ens sme by the more clear-headed nm ste, and public attention to it, out so difficult Ii it o wheels of old-time travel med ruts, and so d ivrelfied are the interests of different wide domain, that the unpalat 0 now been quickly put aside view. Yet it remains one of of the preen to present and truth on every possible occselon, I it may be, and thus finally mand into a At state of ap. .a desire for improvement. Iftie abase were never pointed out vernal apathy and il ffsrenoe d reform would simply become an 135 TARltt A FAILUaK. ulmoable to repress theme and mimi while reading some weeks ago the 1a'ln commlttae which gave the New Orlesa Onutom-Homse oonduoth ft to the Secretary of *h ret wam an honest and mae, and conained a plain and un eant of exasting abases and lm. euggemtione-toore or less prao to their correction and fW no man of average lnteuli. l. aker reading it attentively to Q snoluon that our present m wvenne from import dute failure; that it enconrage. :welt, impede. oommtroe In an and obtalns for the governf 1mail ma1m at an exorbitant 'main ease of gale unpleasant tbe incredibly Iateteate and per. As a colossal mounn In4 bilnre it is ani generts, a rival. The preent tariff the feoe of every sound maxim of ,and dlecourags emheoet trading 'while It Invite. and eneourage. ehanges ofoffilolm can do so evil lies deep, ana mest be at. The most sweeping change secretary down to the ordinary warehouse porter-wonld do no lung a a the was system It fr.Obneof personnel ham that at labtheproverblal new aweep clean, even for a few days. and natural manner, and as a newoearefalil into the corrupt of their predecessors, till in. ranam have become the nor. f nearly ever moo m . In mThie oate of alkire has forced it. thlelaso of the pubbe at lare for and it is beginning at last to be be aemham pretense of civil service re Ao any earthly good. meatomn-hooee system will have to like chaff before the wind before osphere of the country can be The feeling in favor of free so universm and sm strong that for the old fogles of former tmaan years longer. trade as a panacea for most of ea:p:eate ia afflicted with; not sutdden and eweeping abolition of as pemibe. or even advisable, a olanllfeaticm of it that the ie fraud mnd dishonesty which 16 taken away, and the ver. drshea l connec ed t s ad c more srce Ae etoasmpler and bet. wo r ry n law=V :ete to tobanlmesse sum the m e ofthe eyet Iten marries with ir a smaller and more sulent corps of oD~stile, wano era Bepctnted and eon. tinned i ofies for merit sd esapasity ull-. I n ompen and dishonet ae al most n. known in the civil service of Great Britain. lItUE To taw os0A"4s. The Untied isets sollect duties on more than t eentyfve hundred different artiules. In many instances the rate of duty is almost prohibitory. The sleet of this complicated and o 111hen& b)1e tard' has been to oonoentrate mdtc the im. port trade at a single pert-Mew Turk-to the evclusion of nearly all other s, and more par. oicularly of New Ole'ng. ý efret was prob. ably not f or desind by the founders of the repubi nvrh sltb has been the result. While a controlling of the e. pot trade of the country hea tanspetod at this pert, and fleet, of osine vessels deport from her whervs to the p'wts of al nati o, scarseey any mereheadhe tisported here. The fleets of o3an craft that oongrenate here to carry of our * tton, tobeeso grain flour end msnetse-tI~e eteabsebips of tLe tityhe d! the Monrsey sthe slIppers of Hamburg and Uren , the ier of orewy, the bhige o fspain .64 Italy-eome here almost Invariably , ballast. The sai om their own pawrk with the merchandte of Europe to New York, disembark it there, and then come sn balmest to the Ores rent Oftt, to seek a return load of ooston or groin. ior this there must be a reason. This abnormal diserltmlnatio against the outlet of the groat Miesisslppi valley must be eapable of somer eaplanatton. It is caused by the pentliar feaure of the customs tariff that make importation lou' New Orleans a losing business, and have a quiet but potent tendency to concentrate it at New York. OtAUTl?1 or hrtfAlausEaEt. r- One of the main feaurse having this tendeney at Is the prevailing mode of appraisIng meroban dige, and the appoin ment of Incompetent and if ootrupt men to the performance of tbis impor. s tent auty. I do not refer to our local aopralsere r at New Orleans, but I do rster to New York and g Obloago. An ignorant appraises a liable to be Ll come the dope of en unshcrupulous importer, and 4 i. but too ajt to follow thre etatemenee Of of the Invoice, whieh Isa In mot Insatanes below the aetual value. the law requIres the a Invoice to state the market value of the goode at ,t the time of elportatiou in the leading markets of t, She count01 from which the goode are eaported, , or, instead, the coest price of the goods, whiche n ever is the higher. But Is is eusoep b1s of proof t, hat among many Importers, prtlcularly In Now e York, it hoe become toual to haethree different ,f sets of lavoiees for each lmprtation-.-oae the correot ne, for the Importer bhmstsifino~ber, m uoch undervalgpd and osrtieid bytbe iConul, t for the nustoml- use and theappra tetand .tll y another, moch overvalued, for lbs Inspection of r oustomers and purchasers at the importer's warehouns and storeroom. Our Invesetigatng committee suspected thie and balled attention to It. It can be Imagined how easuly a government appraiser, appointed through politleel in. A henoe, and taken from the racks of d otally different ocenpstions, or psehspe from genteel loaferdom, can be duped by sharp Ia. rpotter.; how differing and greatly varying modes Iof a ieefwl prevaIl at different yorts, sad howl proesm of lm godd4 of paricnlar classes are generally entered through part oalar and favorite norts. Merchants are not slow to le rs wher they can obtain advante over ash other, and a eeal of the pubtlsheT Investiga teon of the New York Custom Bone, will show at once why, for Ios ouse, nearly al of the dry good. mpr bnsiness of the country I. trans aeoed at that port, nod why othes ltine of met'. ohandise are or to thie moment entered at In. tenor cous m-houee, where local appraisers plae so low a valuation upon some kinds of goods that seaboard merhbans And it ofitabie tc have them entered and appraied ai the inland part and then transported back to their own Is sees exceedingly diaoult to conrect an t t hasizbeen etected and point u e seems to have been, under former admriletra. tions no elsoerl'aont the conetant profession of a &eelre toreom The practice foil alwaye far short of the proleseia. Oisle who realy desired to orreefabeaesand de their 141l dsyicto Ii f.A n iwstance Iwiwlt only ubit ouft the osak of tpedlal Tresuery Agent 8. I Mill., one of the most eflBient a nte the department ever paeenee He wrt the Atre one to dstestt and apoinet oteut ý the fraudutent coloing of sugar, to ee caps the dut dteeo the thepaclause o the Dutoh etakerd He eteted hiopractlee while eta tioned at pan lrancteoe, where large amente of Sandwich Island engars wer Imported, all of them of high saeoharlne perotage, but artifilally colored, so u to be below No. 7 Dutch standard. He immediately reported the fact. to the department-then pre alced over by Secretary Bristow-and exerted himself to the utmost to break up the praotioe at that port. The consequences he might have foreseen. At the first convenient opportunity he was quietly shelved, and bhe services die pensed with. He is now at his home in Bel I. more, chewing the cod of bitter fancies, and wondering why-even if England expects every man to do and pay his duty-A-merica, on the contrary, expects her servant. to shut theIr eyes and see and say nothing. Bat this state of affairs will probably continue a long ethe republic lasts. There seems to be no he for it. All we can do is to grin and bear it, and make the heat of a bad case. I eelse, however, to repeat that free trade, In. stead of a complicated and impracticable cus* tomes tani, would greatly bensit New Orleans, and bring to our wharves the IMtOrT mani or mis oouxrrax. It Is astonishing that out commonty take so little interest in this Important queetion. True, we are peculiarly sItuated with regard to proteo tion or free trade. One of our main etaples sugar-meet. to some extent with a little so called protection and fostering care, and to that extent many of our citizens would be Inclined to beprotectioniste but It would be a short-sighted policy indeed tfat would saoriflce the great features of our commeroe and the main chances of a large import trade to the narrow and perhaps misunderstood interests of a single staple. Perhaps the abolition of all im port duties on sugar would not have the fatal effect on our local sugar Interests that short-sighted people would be apt to appre hend. Free trade has never yet ruined any In. dtutry that was worth engaging In. but, on the contrary, has invigorated and benefited it in every Instance. I did Intend, Mr. Editor, to point out in detail several items of manifest importance to our com mercial community in the transaction of buainess at the New Orleans Custom-House, but I And that I have already tranegreesed the limits of an ordinary communication, and will therefore close for the present. 1. HEIDEBHOFF. THE C0LORADO BLECglol. [Chioago Times.] DENVER, Col.. Oct. 6.-Unofflclal re turns from the State at large indicate that the woman suffrage amendment to the constitution is defeated, but received about forty per cent of the vote polled. Weed, the county seat of the Greeley colony, gave a majority for it. Road Navra's invitation to the China Palace. Offer's grand opening takes place Monday. BuY your buggies and earriage. orom L T. as85Ouaondeiet street ,near corner (Ira CHAS. LACOUIE, Wholesale and Retail Liquor Dealer, 58 ST. CHARLES STREET, Near Oravier street, New Orleans. La. Mole Agent For Goldeborough. Frs'er & Co.'s celebrated BAKEti RYE, and W. W. Johnson & Co's OLD KELLAR BOURBON. Both of above Whiskies are distilled expressly for C. LACOUME; also, have on hand numerous other brands of fine Bar, grocery and family trade supplied. Also. proprietor of at. 'lears s3w m a1Uar6 3ssms, 's Ya t Bt. Charles Ba.. CITY ORDIWANCIS-1OFIC AL 11711Wa ow 1w Oa s~q, t CiyDlOetober 11, 1077. [No. 413-Admaalatratios lerlee.) Resotved, That the esa of .5,0894 48 be and the eames l herebyapproriated Wo pa the pay seU4of Oresenet wiyvollee for tso month of g's er, 1877, and that the Administrator of Aeeo nte warrant for the payment of the same, whe*ver there shall be money In the e t treasury, to the eredi. of the appropriate fudand nototherwise a sted, by the Coa of thlciy o f N ew Or* Mane, October 9, 1877. own-B Osrana., Diamond, Besgetori Nay-MoCaffe7y-1. ED. PIL. BUtlB, Mayor. A trne copy: Tao. G. IArns, Seoretery. MAYonRALY or NAw OnILSaIis, City Hall, October 11, 1577. [No. 4160-Adminlstralion Ueries.J An ordinance providinl for the pament of the ascounte therein named. Be is ordained, That the following appropria aeous be and are hereby made, and that the Ad. ministrator of Public Accounte warrant on the Admilniestrator of Flanae in payment of the usae: Towboat Rlelane and owners, for towing dredgeboat, approved .......... $10 00 flearyweleesenbah, forsl as door man of the First Precinct Police Sta. Oen for the mouth of May 1877, omit ted on pay roll, approve ........ 40 00 Pay roll of Department of Improve ments, for extra duty on bltter and (arouddlet aenals during the day and might of October 2, 1877........ 70 50 Canal street Ferty Company, for rebulud lig tower on ferry-houre, as per agreement ............ 110 00 JV. Oriloste, Clerk of the 81sth Die. trat courta for costs is the units of State of I oelsiana es rel. Samuel Jamison, and David Jamison vs. Board of Aseessors, Noe. 9581 and 9889 ..... . 80 10 Thou. I. iandy, Otvil dherlff, for costs in the suits of State of Louisiana en rel. Samuel Jamison and David Jamison ve. Board of Aseessore, Nos. 9381 and 9582, Sixth District Court.............................. 6 5o Total................. . . ........ 8979 10 Adopted by the Concell of the city of New Orleanse, October 9, 1877. ED. PILSBURY, Mayor. A true copy: Taos. G. RAnre, Secretary. MAYOnwArL or Naw OnXLXAI, Oity Hall, October 11, 1877. [No. 4101-Admnistration Serles.] .Revoved, That the sum of $18 be and the same 1. hereby appropriata d to the New Orleans Re publican Priin (lnany, for eubsoriplion for niae monthe ending an sy 18, 1877, for (liy Attorney's office, and that the Adminietrator of Public Ae.ounts warrant for the payment of the tame whenever there shall be money in the city treasury to the credit of the proper found, ont of the revenuesof the year 1570, and not otherwise Aopd ithe Council of the city of New A true copy: Tios. U. BAnral, Secretary. MAYoRALrY off Nw OL3aex1s, ally 1al, October 11, 1877. [No. 4109-Admtnietration Eeries ] An ordinane providing for the payment of n*r tain lnteres, Be it ordained, That the following amounts of Interest were due July 1, 1878, to parties named on bonds eurrendered for funding, on which there were no coupons. Sald amounts to be paid when collected out of the interest laud. apper. raining to the respective series in obnformity with ordieance No. . 81:0 and 832, Adminlstra tion Series: Townsend dALyman ...................$75 Total ..... ..... ... 7 60 Adopted by the Counoll of the Oity of New Or leans, October 9, 1877. ED. PILIBURY Mayor. Atruecopy: Thos. 0. BArtiu, Seoretary. MAtoRaLTY or Naw OaLZAts, 7 City Mall, October 11, 1677. f [No. 4168-AdmInistration Series.] Resolved, That the Administrator of Water works and Public Buildinge be and he is hereby authorized to advertise for eealed propoeals for the filling of square No. 808 and the streete lead. Ing thereto, according to plans and speolfloations of City Surveyor. Adopted by the Council of the oily of New Or leans, October 9, 1877. ED. PILSBUBY, Mayor. A true copy: Taos. G. RArmIl. Secretary, MAYoRAvrr or NEw OntLaxe, 7 City Hail, October 11, 1877. [No. 4184-Administration Series.] An ordinance amending ordinance No. 1090, Ad. minietration Series. Szcriox 18 Be it fnrther ordained, etc., That any person or persone violating any section of this ordinance shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars or imprisonment for thirty daye; said penalty to be imposed by the recorder of the district in which the offAnse is committed, and that all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith be and the same are hereby re pealed. Adopted by the Council of the city of New Or leans, October 9, 1877. ED. VILSBURIY, Mayor. A true copy: Taos. i. BAnma, Secretary. MAYORALTY or Naw ORLEANS. City Hall, October i1. 1877. (No. 4165-Administration Eeries.] Beeolution authorizing the Mayor, Administrator of Finance and Administrator of Public Accounts to make arrangement in certain eases for the realization of claims due the city. Whereas, in the search for, pursuit and realiza tion of the rights, props rty, claims, taxes and dues of the city of New Orleans, or in which she may have an interest, it is advantageous and nec essary that the flnagoial officers of ehe municipal government be empowered to make special ar rangements and engagements- therefore, be it Resolved, By the Common Councll of the city of New Orleans, That the Mayor Administrator of Finance and Administrator of Pkblio Accounts be and they are hereby authorized and empow ered to make in special oases such arrangement. and agreements, as in their judgment may be advantageous or necessary to the city, in the par suit and realzation of said rights, property, claims, taxes and dues. Adopted by the Council of the city of New Or. leans, October 9, 1877. ED. PILSBURY, Mayor. A true copy: Taos. G. BAPhhR, Secretary. OFFICE ST. BERNARD COAL COMPANY 2o Carondelet street, New Orleans. 00AL AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Steamships. Steamboats and families supplied. flIMo&Wesm W. S. CAMPBELL, Agent. REOPENING The unders'wned begs to inform his friends and the public that the BESTAURANT attached to he Confectionery on Canal street. oemaer w1l re ymWAPmri Afs~aztteaW2ST IMO*SAL WasVants oP LUWEN RaWT LEVEE, WUW LAE3 ZI D. DamA M o07 IhsmaoVsauers,) Rioom No. e, City Ball, New Ore , October 1, 1817.1 Owing to an amendment to the speofflcatlons the opening of bids for repair of revetment levee has been postponed until SATURDAY. the 18th Inst., at 12 m. ola t JOHN MCCAFFREY. Administrator. .- 001 __ --t PROPOSALS FOR POLICE UNIFORMS. MAYORALTr oF Naw OwhoaAws, l City Hall. October 11. 1877. J Sealed proposals will e received at the Mayor's office until the 20th inst., at 12 in.. for winter uniforms for the Crescent City Police, as per samples Nos. 1, 2 and J, there deposited. The proposals must contain a separate bid for each description of uniform as numbered. The Counril reserve the right to reject all bids and to appoint an inspector who shall pass upon the quality and make up of the goods be fore acceptance of the same. o002 td ED. PILSBURY, Mayor. SUALEU PROPOeALa. Sealed proposals will be received by the un dersigned till FRIDAY, October 19, 1877, at 11 o'clock in., for the filling of square No. e6, and the streets leading thereto, according to plans and specifications on file in the office of the City Surveyor. The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids, Parties making t'roposals for the work are required to deposit with the Administrator of Finance, as evidence of their intention to abide by the adjudication, the amount of $lce, in cash. which shall be forfeited to the city in case of failure to sign the contract. Bidders to whom the contract is not awarded shall have their deposits returned to them on the day adjudication is made. Proposals to be indorsed "Proposals for All ing square No. act and streets leading thereto." JAMES D. EDWARDS, Administrator Water Works and Public Build ings. 0on1 Ings. oe a SEALED PROPOSALS. - Healed proposals will be received by the un dersigned till THURSDAY. October 25, 1877, at 12 o'clock in., for the building of a SMALL-POX HOSPITAL, according to plans andspecifica a tions on file in the office of the City Surveyor. 9- The city reserves the right to reject any and r ail bids. It Parties making proposals for the work are re 1nired to deposit with the Administrator of Finance, as evidence of their intention to abide sf by the adjudication, the amount of sowe, in cash' s which shall be forfeited to the city in case of failure to sign the contract. lildd"rs to whom contract is not warded shall have their deposits returned t them on the day adjudication is made. Proposals to be indorsed, "Proposals for building a small-pox hospital." JAMES D. EDWARDS, Administrator of Waterworks and Public Build ings. 0010 SBALED PROPOSAL1. 1f r d Sealed proposals will be received by the en h dersigned till FRIDAY, October 19. 1817, at 12 d o'clock in., for REPAIRING BOYS' HOUSE OF REFUGE, Metairie Ridge, according to plans and specifications on file in the office of the City Surveyor. 0 The city reserves the right to reject any and v all bids. - Parties making proposals for the work are required to deposit with the Administrator of Finance, as evidence of their intention to abide by the adjudication, the amount of s$o0, in cash, watch shall be forfeited to the city in case of failure to sign the contract. Bidders to whom contract is not awarded shall have their deposits returned to them on the day the adjedication is made. Proposals to be indorsed, " Proposals for re pairing Boys' House of Refuge." 7 JAMES D. EDWARDS, Administrator of Waterworks and Public Build ings. oc01 SEALED PROPOSALS. Dr'AIrTMxT OF CoxMMBOE, City Hall, New Orleans. October 8, 1877. Sealed proposals for the right and privilege of maintaining and running a steam ferry for both sides of the Mississippi River at the head of Esplanade stree', in the Third District of this city, and of Olivier street, in the Fifth District of this city, for and during the term of ten years, commencing os and to be computed from the let day of November, 1877, will be received at I this office up to 12 o'clock m. on Saturday, the r 20th of October, 1877. Specifications on file in the office of the City Surveyor. The City reserves the right to reject. any and all proposals. CHAS. CAVANAC, ocs 11 15 17 2n Administrator of Commerce. SPECIAL NOTICE. DEPARTMWNT Or FrNANoE, City Hall. New Orleans, Sept. 29, 1877, The eighth quarterly allotment of Series of Premium Bonds will take place in the office of the Administrator of Public Accounts, on MON DAY. October 15, 1877, at in a. in,, at which time Forty-five Series will be drawn. neon td J. C. DENIS, Administrator. NOTICE TO BAKERS. MAYoRALTY oF NEw OxLasakn. City Hall. October 6, 1877. The average price of fresh flour being this day seven dollars and fifty cents; in accordance with said valuation the price of bread for tLe week commencing on MONDAY, October 8, 1877, will be: Sixty ounces for twenty cents. Thirty ounces for ten cents. Fifteen ounces for five cents. Bakers of bread are required to use only the best flour of the above value per barrel, and the use of damaged or inferior flour in bread offered for sale in this city is prohibited. Consumera of bread are requested to report to the nearest police station any violation of the above ordi nance. either In variation of weight or quality of material. sele ED. PILSBURY. Mayor. FULTON CANNING COMPANY. Fulton, Texas. Having ve superior facilities for putting up CANNED MEATS, under The direction of an experienced manager, the company is NOW er.able'i to supply the following articles, which. being free from all chemicals in the prepara tion, retain all the original flavor and stand any climate: ROAST BEEF. BEEF TONGUES, BEEF KIDNEYS, GREEN TURTLE for SOUP., TURTLE STEAK, and OX-TAIL SOUP, in TWO and SIX POUND CANS. Located in the very heart of the cattle-raising porton f Teasthe cattle are healthy and in neontonwhen slaughtered, and the lurti being caught fresh in tue Gulf of Mexico and delivered imme ilately to the company, are saved from all injuryb transportation, Under these favrabe nondi Ions for cannin and the superior manner in which their gos are put up, the copn wit a gesatcaiso A. ROCHEBEAU &. 00., COMMISSION MZRHOANTS. SOLE AGENTS FOR THE SALE OF ZE7R & 1IXPAi1T' CHAMPAGNE. IMPORTERS OF BRANDIES, WINES, VERMOUTHS, OILS, ETC., a sendt Wiliam at., new York. 16 and 1s e. Lease street, New @rl a. PHILIP WERLEIN, NEW MUSIC AND PIANO STORE, NO. 135 CANAL STREET, TOURO BUILDING, THE RENDEZVOUS OF THE MUSICAL WORLD. The Headquarters of the Piano and Music Trade of New Orleans sae the bonth. The house "Werin lo r"nowned for its LOW PRIICES AD ACCOMODATING TERMS, aM for the SUP'ERIOR QUJALITY of its lnstrurnei~ts. At his Mammoth Wareroomns can be found an assortment of 200 PIANOS AND ORGANS, CONSISTING OF THOSE UNEQUALED AND PERFECT CHICKEMRNG Upright. Square and Grand Pleae The elegant Upright HARSMAN Pianos. The standard ESTET Orgaen. MASON & MARLIM and NEW ENGLAND Ormas. Also fifty second hand Pianos and Organs at prices to suit everyone. Every instrument sold is fully warranted. 3I3EVT IMPORATION OF US' AL INSTRUMENTS, Strings etc., LECOMTE'S and other BRASS INSTRV RENTS. sold at Wholesale and Retall, at prices to defy all com petitio . SHEET MUSIC-THE LARGEST STOCK IN THE SOUTH. PIANOS REPAIRED. TUNED, HAULED OR STORED AT REASONABLE PRICES. OLD PIANOS TAKEN IN EXCHANGE. sell GRUNEWALD HALL, THE LARGEST MUSIC HOUSE IN THE SOUTH. GENERAL AGEECY OF THE LEADING PIANOS .OF THE WORLD, STEINWAY & SONS, W. KNABE & CO., PLEYEL, WOLFF & CO., (PARIN,) And the Finest Parlor and Church Organs, Reduced Prices. Accomnmodating Terms. DIRECT IMPORTATION OF Musical Instruments for Bands, Strings, Accordeons, Music Boxes, At Whelesale and Retail. Speelal Prieem to Ceuntry Uerehaate. Sheet Music Below Publishers' Prices, And at corresponding low figures to Professors. Schools, the Clergy and Country Mereba01e. TRIAL ORDERS SOLICITED. ESTIMATES FURNISHED AND CATALOGUES MAILED 20 ANY ADDRESS. LOUIS GRUNEWALD, sel Grunewald Rall, 14,1S,16, 2e and 23 Raronee street, New Orleam PROPOSALS FOR LEVEE WORK. Exacunvr DEPAETMZNT, State of Louisiana, New Orleans, Sept. 25L 1877. Sealed proposals will be received at this office until WEDNESDAY. October 10, at 12 m., for the construction of the following levees: Port Barrow. plrish of Ascension. )IcHatton's, parish of East Baton Rouge, Marengo. parish of Concordia. Hendersin's, parish of Concordia. Bayou Marine, parish of Pointe Coupee. Harlem, parish of Plajuemines. Plans, profiles and specifications of the above work will be ready for inspection at the State Engineer's office between the fifth and tenth of October. Proposals shall be addressed to the under signed and each one Indorsed for the particu lar levee on which the bid is made. The board reserves to itself the right to rejec any or all bids. The party to whom any contract may be awarded must present himself within forty eight hours, to sign the same and give security, or else his rights will be forfeited and the con tract adjudicated to the next lowest bidder. FRiANCIS T. NICHOLLS, Governor and President of the Board of State Engineers. se2e tf FURNITUBE! FURNITUBE! ALL KINDS OF NEW FURNITURE, SUCH As BEDROOM SETS, PARLOR SETS, PATENT LOUNGES AND CHAIRS, ETC. For sale at the lowest prices by JOHN BOIS, 152..............Camp street..............252 FURNITURE TAKEN ON STORAGE. SPECIAL NOTIOE-Second-hand Furniture bought also and liberal cash prices paid. sell 3m FOR BALE, / MANILA CORDAGE,/' All Sizes. / John Jewett & Soms' Pure W dto Lead, In Various Packages.; -ALSO - Boiled and Raw LEdaeed 011, In Barrels. By W. R. AU3P17r, Agent, se22 m _-_3 Peters street. LULBEM ! (ABINS I LUMBER I The nndersig-aed ate dM offering their stock in trade at ?.owest rat. The prices of their celebratei IAlR. PL&lMTATIOw CADINS hae breenf ls saied as to be within weee of 4 *mm eegd .ta& CANCELLATION OF BONDS. Sr7ra or LousIanA, 1 Executive Department. I Whereas, TMOMAS P. FABRAR. of the p-r Ish of Tensas. In this State. has applied to me for the cancel~ation of the following officil bonds. to wit: 1. One bond, dated April 27, 1870, drawn by Francis Barnes as principal and the said Thomas P. Farrar as security: and 2. One bond, dated April 2r, 1873. drawn by Stephen I. Routh as principal and said Thomas P. Farrar as security. Both bonds conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of said Fran cis Barnes and Stephen M. Bouth, respectively. as public administrators of said parish of Tea sas. Now, therefore, I, FRANCIS T. NICHOLIA Governor of the State of Louisiana. have thought proper to issue this my proclamation. in order to give notice to all persons herein concerned to show cause in writing at the office of the Secretary of State, in the city of New Orleans, within ninety days from and after the last publication of this notice, why said bonds should not be cancelled and an nulled and the security thereon discharged from any liabilities therein. Witness my hand and the seal of the State4f Louisiana, at the city of New Orleans. thie eighteenth day of September. A. D. one theo sand eight hundred and seventy-seven. FRANCIS T. NICHOLLS. Governor of the State of Louisiana By the Governor: OscAn Annovo. Assistant Secretary of State. se26 m JAREAT REDUCTION - IN THE -0o Tas SINGER SEWING MACHINI. BEWARE OP WORTELEAe IMITAle MACHINES. THE SINGER WILL LAST A LIFETIME. SEND FOR CIRCULAR AND CASH PRIOZM Address THE SINSER NANUFACTURING Co., 5s CANAL STREET. se13 tmhl UHA8 .O. iONmE. JOHN G. lO E5, Formerlv with Frank Johnson. JONEA * lOCUE, seep ndsses mans..neuriane.. m~m~aam"