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The House.
W thwoTON, Nov. 5.-Immedlately after the
ng of the journal the Speaker announced
the regular order of business to be the call by
ftWes of bills for reference only.
MrnOalkinOn asked leave to introduce a reso
u for ar 'jurnment out of respect to Bena
tr orton. The Speaker diieline i to entertain
motion durin the pending call. Under th
ltarge number of bills were Introduced I
uG i(referred to appropriate committees.
o them were the fo,,llowing:
mr. Frye: To amend the bankrupt act.
y r. Morse: In rola ion to trade and com
w10ree with Great Britain, and relative to re
·d'~y~Peddl: To relieove certain shipe and
efrom Ianmeet of compulsory pilotage.
y r War..: To autlhorize dlrectors of nia
@p n s to delare quarlerl y divhlend 4.
B+Mr. McKay: Proviinfg for the paymont of
ons from Ie dlate of i tib Iltly to death.
SMr. Marsh: To amenid tIle Revised Statutes
r g to money paid into the courts of the
Hunt: To provide for the recom
of the acounts betweten tue United
and several States growing out of the war
Mr. Cab, II, of Virginia: To reduce the tax
t acture tobacco tlnd regulate the tral
ed on by farmers and plairtors.
By r. Wadd ll: io provide for the settle
l antrf certain acountsl of certain railroads.
By Mr. tHaies, of North Carolina: For the
trsnsfer of the lndial BUuretu to the War De
By Mr. Alken: For the relief of D. S. Jones
ort rjusprrting nmails in 1aut and 1H70.
By Mr. et : F the re loe of to e trustees of
the thol eChurch at Ilal-on, Georgiqa.
I y r. Horokter: To authorize thle cl ,tion of a
dleatOe to Congress from the Indian Territory.
r- ar.tlias Jenllnihg the mannmer in which
n laud strip may be locoletI.
y Mr. Rtobertson o Louislana: Iappropri
anit aB PDropriation for the settlement of the
U• f pts cf certain mail contractors in the
it ern ntaes rier to Igfo..
l . Slam: For the removal of obstructions
y Mr. Darrall: To remove obstructions in
Ir. aor: To equalize the penslons.
'IrKelter: Hlalting to gov 'runment roads
n io, and authorizing the same to become
r Nell: To provide for levying a col
uty on barley hereafter imported into
fInited States.
r. Banning: To amend the act relating
tetax on cigars and removing certain re
ltions in the United States army.
yMr. Bon: 'JTo repeal tlie bankrupt act.
Mr. Willis: To provide for the education
o blind.
Mr. oung: To prevent the overflow of
Slands iu the Mi-s ssippi vallly.
y r.Riddle: To provide for the transport
ltion in he mails of letters on wh ch insuffil
aent postage has betn paid; a joint. res .lutiou
yfo an amendment to the conltitution pro
ding for the election of posnmastors every
our years.
By Mr. Fuller: To protect settlers oil public
¶y Mr. Brook well: To repeal the Revised
S tattus rnlating to, pensions.
By Mr. Townsend: To amend seot ion 7244 of
the tevised Statt eus relative to the sale of leaf
tobMWco by farmers.
Bfy M. Knapp: To authorize the colnage of
ilver dollars and fractions therefor.
By Mr. Has tzell: To amend a etions 422. and
a of the Revised Statutes, relative to the pel
n of soldiers and -atlors in the wacnof 1812.
:y Mr. Buckner: To repeal all bankrupt acts
OW in force.
Mr. Blunt Inquired at 1:2o pm. If the morn
-- hour had expired.
he Speaker replied that it had.
r. Blunt then moved to suspend the rules
and ass the bill troviding for the coinage of
the ilver dollar and restore the same as a legal
to der.
r. ardenburg moved to adjourn. Rejected
thout division.
The vote was then taken and the bill passed.
Ayes 168, nays 34.
An unusually large number of pairs were an
nlonced at the close of01 the roll call.
Mr. Ewing moved to suspend the rules anti
dopt a resolution making the bill repealing
the third section of the resumption act the
1peeial order of the day for to-morrow morning
and from that time from day to d y until the
following Tuesday at 3 o'clock, when the pre
vious questin may be ord red on the bill and
pending amendments be in order' provided
that this time may. by vote of the House, ex
tended five days longer, this not to inter fer
with the appropriation bill. The vote resulted:
A 143. nays 48.
. Wood, from the Committee on Ways and
Means. reported a resolution and moved its
adoption under a susp usion of the rules. The
resoTution embodies two of those presented by
him on Saturday, calling upon the President to
comm unlnate to the House. If not incompati
ble h the public service. copies of the corres
ond one with the Spanish government and of
the instructions from the Sere, ary of the
Treasury to Collectors of Customs relative
to different dues imposed upon Spanish ship
king; and also requesting the secretary of the
Treasury to curnish c apies of the contract with
the syndicate for placing the 4 per cent loan on
the market. and a ,y information relating to
subsequent negotiat ions respecting this loan.
Adopted without a division.
Mr. Oalkins offe ed a resolution that as this
was the day of the funeral of the late Senator
orton, as a mark of respect the Hous -adjourn.
Adopted, and at 2:40 p. m. the House nd
The Anti-Resumptionists.
WAkIrrNTON. Nov. .--ln order to get their hill
for the repeal of the resumption act out of the
morning hour. where it is wedged by the
ridiculous blundering of its man pulation. the
anti-resumptionists will, after the call of the
roll is finished to-day make a motion under the
suspension of the rules, to get the bill before
the committee of the whole, and continue the
debate thereon till Thursday next as proposed
by l'. Kelly. of Pennsylvania, the other day. If
theysuceed in this they will then mnakeanother
motion to assign a day for the consideration of
S-the silver bill.
The Paris Exposition.
WAsiamoroN. Nov. 5.-The House Committee
on Foreign Affairs had before them this morn
ing a communication from Secretary Evarts in
regard to the participation of the United states
government in the Paris Exposition n 1878.
The Secretary reeo-,monds an appropriation
of $225,0ooo for the salaries of commissioners,
and recommetnds also that provision be made
for inland transportation.
The committue hve not as yet taken action
on the matter, but placd the Secretary's com
munication in the hands of Mr Hewitt. He
offered., a few days ago,. a bill providing for a
participation of the government in tihe Exposi
tloin, proposing, at the time. an appropriation
of $15o.o0o.
Mr. Hewitt will amend his bill to conform
withBeretary Evnrts recommentldation.
The committee will consider the subject from
day to day until they have veLrft.tcd a bill,
which they will then offer to Congress.
In Honoer of Morton.
WA.rINGOTON. Nov. (I.-The Government Dc
partments are closed anti flags displatyedt at
half-mast out of respect to the memory of Sen
-ator Morton.
The Silver Bill.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5.-The following are the
members voting in the negative against sus
peadit the rules and taking up Mr. Bland's
MesPrs. Baeon. Bolton. Blair. Bremer, Briggs,
Chittenden. Clafin. Cole. Covert, Davis, Col
denuson. Eames. Field, Frye. Gibson, Harding
Therh, Hart. Honde. Hewett, of New York.
yee. Norris, Peddle. P,~wers, Reid, Rice of
c ehusetts, Schleicher, Stephens, Swann,
Ward and Wood. Total s3.
The President Will Sign the Bill
WAvAINGTON. Nov. 5.-It is generally believed
here that the very large vote by which the silver
bft was passed in the House to-day will insure
itsrompt passage in the Senate.
e Po resident. ,t is believed, will sign the bill.
The Fifteenth Amendment.
WhsmrxoroN Nov. 5.- Mr. Buckner.ofMiesou
-$! Into uced In the House to-days joint refolu
P tO for the adJption by the several
atimenament to the eonstltutlon re
Bienh Wp~lP~~lt~ ed
Statles which provides that the rights of
itihrens of the United States shall not be denied
or abridged by the United States or by any State
on account of race. color or previous condition
of servitudie. shall only at)ply or extend to per
sons who were citizens of the United States on
the etth day of March. 1870, when said amend
ment was adopted, and their issue.
The Trade Dollar.
WAsHINOTON. Nov. ..-The Director of the
Mint says that there is really no basis for the
sniteful eritleisms on the order of Secretary
Shlermansuspending the coinage of the trade
dollar. He says that there is over 1,00000.oo on
hatd in exoess of the demand.
L. Cass Carpenter's Arrest.
WASHINOTON, Nov. a.-The arrest recently, in
New Jersey, of L. Case Carpenter, ex-Coileetor
of internal IRevenue for the District of South
Carolina, was not Inspired fronm here. ali hough
he was short at least $e100 in his accounts at the
time of his arrest. The Comorissionerof Inter
nal Revenue had given him thirty days in
whlioh to make his settirnment'.
Thousands of Persons Turning Out In the
Funeral Cortege.
INDIANAPOits, Nov. t.-A cold rain set in last
nlaht, and has been falling steadily all the morn
ing. All the sirs ets and cross ngs are in a
muddy condition. Early this morning the
trains brought a large number of people in ad
ditiin to the large number alrnady in the city.
The distinguished vlsit ,rs eare Gov. Young. of
Ohio' the president and members of the Board
of Aldermen of CinInuati,l a cnin teo fromn the
Chamber of Commerce of Cinetounai, lielard
srmith, of the Cincinnati jaezette; Jos. Speed. of
Louisville: Secretary kvarts. Irom Washington:
M. Hllstead. of the Cincinnati Commeir'ial;
He-. J. Dorn-Caineron, e+f PŽenngisva 1 L1
Flley, postmaster of St Louis'; Fred M. Lord,
of Sprlngflell. IlsR.; a d'legatioufrotn Wrabash
College. Additional military cimpanies from
Logansport, Terre Haute and Crawfordsville
also 0 me in on the early trains.
Fully 1r,00) people from the interior towns
have arrived. During the foreti -on nearly all
the roads were running extra trains
Expressions in recognition of the death of
the distinguished Senator were' made front
nearly every pulpit in thlcitySunday morning.
The remains continued in state at the Court
house till 10:30 a. m., when the guards crossed
bayonets at the east entrance of the building
and after clearing tile grounds. the pail ber rers
bore the casket from the house tinder escort. of
the Logansport Greys; they moved thence to
the Senator's late residence on Pennsylvania
It is estimated that from o.ooo0 to 70,000 people
viewed the remains whilst reposiIng in state at
tie Court-house.
From it until 12 to-day the remains were left
with the family. At 12 o'clock Robers' Park
Church was thrown open. Ladies. visitors, aged
persons andothe s were permitted to fll the
spacious galleries which run around the inme
rior wall of this large edillee, and seats over a
thousand people. Every availlaie serace was
soon filled, and on the arrival if the
n.ortegir from the resid.nce the maInn portion of
the building was eceuplol Iby tile family and
friends of the deceased while the corridors and
aisles were filled by a vast concourse of people.
The services at the chlurch comm need ati 1
o'clock with reading of the scriptures by R "v.
Myron W. Heed pastor of the Fisnt Presbyte
rian Chlurclh. He then read a selection from the
Tenth Psalm and Twelfh Eccleslastes which
was followed by prayer by Dr. Henry bay, of
the First Baptist Church, and a sermon by
Jo-eph Br-,dfordCleaver, of the Central Ch ristian
Church. His text. was from Satnuel iv., "and
Saul was dead," etc.
He passed in review the Senator's life and
character, giving a close anrd searching ant y
sis of his prominent tea ur-es, h s career in
politics, and his public acts. In his pollical
career, he said. lie has been th-e most promi
nent man of the last ldecad'e. His speecses in
the Senate during the period of his greatest
u efulness settled the polliy of tire govern
ment. and if it could be said that his advocacy
of a measure did not insure its success, it is
oerrtain his opposition would procure its de
In summing up his character and scenes, let
us not forget his humble origin and growth
upon a stubborn siil. As a lawyer ihe achieved
eminent success, and his judicild attainments
were so esteemed that but for his physical In
firmities he would have reenived the appoint
ment of Chief Justice of the U Ited States
He was wise in counsel, swift in device, and
sure in execution, patient, enduring, patriotic.
Under like circumstances he would have been a
William of Orange.
He then reviewed the various charges that his
opponents hail raised that lie was ambitious.
He was ambitious, he said, to bear burdens and
assume responsibilities which others would
shrink from appalled; he was ambitious to bear
the brunt of battle, to take hard blows: he was
ambitious but he was grand.
Following the sermon of Mr. Cleaver, the
Rev. Dr. J. H. Bayles delivered a fine eu ogy.
Theloulo y cone udes with the following pero
rat ion: "'he deah of this son of pow r is a blow
which makes a nation reel, but as we stagger
backward from the shock let ius be grate ul that
we may lean against this pillar of truth from
which springs ar, arch of hope that spans all
worlds-tihe Lord God omnipotent." The cere
monies at the cemintery were brief and impres
sive, and at 4 o'clock the escort. returned to the
The Cigar Makers' Strike.
NEw YORK Nov 5.-The cuigar makers strike
continues with undiminished vigor On Sat
urday 4000 pounds of beof and to10 000 laves of
Iread were given away, and groceries in pro
portion. The daily expenditure of the Central
Association of Cigar Makers averages about
$9oo. and its receipts are over $1000. About 1600
families are receiving reolif. The relief com
mittees have been increased to thirty-five per
Naw YeRK, Nov. 5.-Two highly important
movements were made to-day by the cigar man
ufacturers of this city against the strikers.
The lgrge-t tobacco manufacturers here, the
firm of Statton & Stor m. on Pearl street. sent
a telegraphic dispatche to San Francisco order
ing toe employment of 4oo or 500 Chinamen and
their immediatetransfer to this city, to take the
plaoes .left vacant by the withdrawal of the
strikers. This house had in its employment on
the first day of the strike 1000 persons, about
one-half of whom were men.
The average wages earned under the reduced
ratesby these persons were two dollars per d y.
The strike caused the loss of S8ooo to the irm.
in consequence of the spoiling of tobacco pre
pared for manufacturing cigars. The firm are
now determined to have nothing more to do
with the men or women who left them. They
say they mean business. anid that is thie reason
why they sent for Chinamen.
Over half a dozun cigar manufacturers have
orvened their shops this morning with Ameri
can girls. These shops at an early hour were
besieged with American applicanrts for work.
Among the shops employing Americ ,n hands
were: Eiward M. Smith. so Litchtenstein Bros.
& Co.. 10e: S. Jacoby. e100; Chas Bondy, 75 As
the girls were entering Litchtunstein's shops
this morning a gang of ab ut 200 strikers, both
men and women, threatened the new hands
with violence.
The timely arrival of a squad of police pre
vented anytrouble. One of the women strikers
on picket duty in the Bowery said to-day that
the employment of American girls is taking the
bread out of th,- strikers' mcuth. She expressed
herself as willing to resume work. but inti
mated that she was overawed by the Union.
Heavy Shipments from New York.
NEW YORK. Nov. 5.-Eighty-nine vessels sailed
from this port last week with consignments of
grain, 77 of which carried 2,461.971 bushels of
wheat. Of this amount 227,480 bushels went to
Liverpool 114.032 bushels went to London. 86 605
bushels to Glasgow, 94,970 bushels to Dublin.
53,906 bushels to Southampton. 183.044 bushels to
Rotterdam, and 134.776 bushels to Autwerp. The
other exports were as follows: Corn 16.774 bush
els, flour 28,846 barrels, rye 75,879 bushels, barley
85,366 bushels, peas 17.398 bushels oil cake 3354
bags and 710 ba, rels, cheese 10.461 cases. bacon
5536 tierces, lard 4894 tierces and 2202 small pack
ages, beef 1306 b ,rrls, pork 612 tier.es. tallow
155 barrels, butter 1795 packages. tobacco 1795
hogheads, cotton 9606 bales, hovs 2995 bales.
The Late Cyclone.
NEw YORK, Nov. 5.-The ocean steamers that
encountered Friday's eyclone had terrible bois
terous .voyages. worse than has been experi
enced in several years. A few steamers are
somewhat overdue, but there is, as yet, no
cause for anxiety about th-m. There are sev
eral instances of wreck and a'andonment of
lower Inkes has left a long record of shipping
disasters. There is probably no record of a
cyclone in this country that was so rapid in its
anrrrounnh, so brief in duration and so violent.
while it lasted.
Dangerous storm at Chicago.
Un(I(Ano. Nov. i.--A violent storm of sl.ct and
rain sot in early this morning and continued
throughout the day. Mu'I damage was oeea
sloned to shipping. althonuh no lives are thus
far reported lust. Thelr was quite a number
of sailing vessels that left this port yesterday.
Of these some have returned : others have been
heard from : the res' are at anchor outsite and
some again are resting on the bea.h. Tie
schooner Heventlhof Ohio is on the break-water,
off 'twelfth street. She will he. In all probabilli
ty. a total lose. The crew escaped into the
The Beanulful enew.
PEOnRA, Ill, Nov. In.-The first snow of the
season fell this morning.
HIOOMINreTON, ill., Nov. 5.-One inch of enow
fell this morning.
MADISON, Wis.. Nov. n.-A heavy snow storm
prevailed all day yesterday, which drifted to a
nornliderabll extent, t nbt ot enough, however.
to Interfere with railroad travel.
Mnnw In Chlcago.
(!HIn'AO,. Nov. r.-A snow storm set in this
morning and still prnvatls.
The Cleveland Races Postpouned.
CtLVELrAN). Nov. r.--Owing to the rain storm
p revailing hero to-day, the race betwreen
Smuggler annd (treat Eastern ihas again been
The Orangemen In Montreal.
MoNTartAL, Nov. 5.--Tn (O)rangomon ihave
bandotned their inteoltionf parading to-day;
evi'rytiilng irio[t.
Snow fell here during the nitght..
The I omlng a leellons.
TPotia. Il-,. -Niv. r,-'The elec-ion--for mayor
to-morrow will lie one of the c osest figh's ever
socn iu this flty, boh side. claiming aviotry
with san majorilty. G. T'. Barker. candidate of
the itHoublleans and Workingmen will, no
doubt, Ih elected.
SNEw YORK Nov. i.--To-morrow, election day,
heing a legal holiday, the Gold, Stock, Cotton
and Produce Exchanges wil be closed.
The Closing Rallies In Massachusetts.
BosToN. Nov. t.--The closing ral nle of the
campaglan were held to-night in this city and in
the various cities and towns throughout the
At Lowell. Judge Crosby. a prominent tem
Derance man. ai,dressed the Repub leans an
nouncing his Iutentln to vote for Gov. Rice,
and app' aling to all Pr.hlibi lonists to do the
same. In view of. the necessity of Massachusetts'
indorsing the Pre'ident in his attempts to
pacify the country and reform the civil service.
In this city. (ten. Josoe, Iti. tiawl iy. of Hart
ford. made a riinging ltepihlican speech.
Ex-sHlnator Boutwell spoke at Lowell, and
num rotus other speakers of national roup
tation addressed other audt-noees.
Thle rospet's are that the loection to-mor
row will be the closeet one that has taken place
for years.
A Cutting AIfray.
ZANESVILnT,. O.. Nov. rt.-A desperate en
countertookplaeo this evening I the clight
ward bItw on J 'hn (Irhel and Lewis Kirk. B ,th
fought with kniv.es. ( iol wa- cut iii at least
'en plae s: nine of willch will prove fatal.
Kirk scaped with less tinju y, ibut ran from the
police with the knife sticking in his neck.
Senator Lyman Trumbull's Marrlale.
NEw HAVEN. Nov. i. -- Ex-Sena or Lyman
Trumbull, of lllinois, was married on Saturday
afternoon, at Old Say B "ook, to Miss Mary J.
Ingraham, eldest daughter of the late Capt. Jan.
Inv raham, of Old SBay Brook. The bride and
groom are cousins.
Embezzling :lity Funds.
BUFFALO, Nov. 5.-In the Supreme Court to
day the aIry brought in a verdict of guidty in
the case of the People vs. J. H. Lyon. charged
with being an accessory to the embezzlement
commiltted by Joseph Bark. ox-city treasur.n
The counsel for the d,.fendant moved for a new
trial on the ground that Mr. Russell, one of the
jurors, had been a member of the grand jury
that found the indictment. All action in the
case has been postpoued for two weeks.
The Member from Colerado.
NEW YORK. Nov. 5.-A spe 'fal from Washing
ton says that both of the Colorado contestants
for a seat in the House of t.evresentatives have
made up their mind that neither will be seated,
and that a new election will be ordered.
Washed Overbi.,ri.
NEW YonR. Nov. 5.-The steamship Corunna
arrived here this morning after a stormy pa.B
age from Bermudas. during which the first offi
cer Wm. E. Whitten. was washed overboard
and drowned.
Murderous Polltles in New York.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5.-The papers of this morn
ing contain the accounts of three or four mur
der and numbers ot affrays by persons excited
by politics or liquor.
NEW YORK. Nov. 5.-Arrived: Celtic and City
of Richmond. from Liv roool: Conima. from
Be muda. S iltid: Willbedon. for It ttordam.
BALTIMORE. Nov. 5.-Arrived: Loipsig, fromi
QUEENSTOWN, Nov. 5.-Arrived: Parthia, from
Boston: Lord Clive, fr, m Philadelphia
LIVERPOOL, Nov. 5.--Arrived: Adriatic, from
New York; City of Chester, from Now York.
MOVILLE, Nov. 5.-Arrived: Sardion. from
Montri al.
PLYMOUTH, Nov. 5.-Arrived: Oiliest, from
New York for Hamburg
GLASROW. Nov. 6.-Arrived: State of Nevada.
from New York.
YOKOHAMA, Nov. 5.-Sailed on the 4th: City of
Pekin, for San Francisco.
How He Worked It.
Edward Southworth, late treasurer of the
Boston. Mass., tiavings Bank. depArtbd this life
about eight months ago with the reputation of a
man of "unimpea'hable integrity." The di
rectors recently found a tangle in the accounts,
discovered that the institution was short about
s.0o.ooo and that Southworth was the author of
the shortage He worked the thing is this way:
His custom was to take notes running to the bank
for a certain per cent interest. aceompaned by
other notes for an additional interest which was
to be pa d in installments. When the interest
on the bank's note was paid in this way he ob
tained an extra interest which he put in his own
pocket. While paying depositors 5 per cent, he
received 8 and to per cent on his loans, besides
bonuses. The books of the bank are so mis
tifled that it is impossible to determine the ex
tent of his operations. At the expiration of
every six months he credited to "interest ac
count" the amount due de'o-itors at the rate
the hank was paying without regard to the
amount earned, the surplus going into his own
Get your kid gloves at. Kreeger's.
The Cent vs. The Nickel.
In some cities our smaller coins, nickels
and cents, never got into geneoal use. In
San Francisco the dime was the smallest
coin used; in New Orleans and St. Louis
the nickel. Not being wanted they kept
away. It was consid red not the thing to
use the cents in New Orleans and St. Louis.
Thee belong to a more Northern and Eastern
people, where business was done on a very
small scale, and where the dime looked as big
as a cart wheel. We learn now by the St. Louis
Republican that efforts are Deing made in that
city to introduce the cent int , general use. The
times will lend a helping hand. They force
ecinomy, and economy does not look with con
tempt on small coins as extravagance does. The
cha ge wll mark a revolution bloodless and
favorable for the poor in pocket. We wish it
success.-[Cincinnati Enqui, er.
Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's.
A woodpecker bored a hole in the spire of a
church in Jackson, Miss. last spring, and
made his nest within it." In the summer
however, a swarm of bees flew to the spire,
drove out the woodpecker; and have sine
filled the interior with hooe. And now man,
he owerelgn r gn * sd
The French Uepartmental Elections.
LonowNr Nov. r.-The Paris dlspatch of the
Times says: lIoturns of the departmental elec
tis,s. so far as known. show that twenty-eight
Repub lrans and nine C ,neervatives are elected
to the COincll General, and the Republicans
have eight new memb rs. The Duke )e Bro
gile's defeat by a Bonae-artlst will doubtless
create a great sensatlon and c nsiderable infiu
enon on the decisions of the government. The
Baron Rothschild was also defeated.
The New French abhlnet.
PAIns, Nov. 5.--The Noir of yesterday an
nounred that the formation of a new Cabinet
was to take place at once. The Duke De Broglie
and his oi l eagues finally decided not. to taco
the Chamber of Deputies. The new Cabinet
will, of course., orely be one of transition, its
principal business being to meet the Chamber
and carry on the governm,.nt until Marshal
MacMahon ('n isoe exactly what course he will
hlave to take. The following list is published by
the Sair:
President of the Onuncll and Minister of Fl
nanoen M. Ponyer-lueirtier.
Minister of the Interior M. Wenlhn.
Minister of Foreign Affairs. Marquis Do
Minister of Justice M. Delsat.
Minis er of Public Instruction, .Jean Bap.istet
Minister of Publin Works M. Do Montgolfler.
Minister of Agriculture, M. Clement.
The portfolios of War and Marine are not, yet
The Deputtrs of the Left.
PAnts, Nov. r5.-A stormy moeting of the Depu
ties of the Left was thldi to-night. After a long
and exciting d.lrate it was resolved to maintain
theilr eox pirtint altitudes and on no a.(ounlt to
lc'nept ai cabitnet formed con<rary to parlia
ienltary riles.
The Papacy.
LonnoN. Nov. 5.-The Tinics' Rome 'dispatch
says: The Vatican (kOunc;l havebnendiscusslng
the expedilney of at,olishing the right of veto
on the election of Poret, claimed by Austria.
France and Spain. Opinions are divided and
no resolution has yet ibeen adopted.
A London cailling Match.
LONDON, Nv. 5.-The sculling match on the
Thames to day, from Putney to "ortlake, for
4eoo. between Joseph Sadler and Harry Kelly.
reaulted in a victory for Sadler.
A Change In the Turkish Mlnistry.
LoXOoN. Nov. ,.-Advises from Constantlno
ple indicate a change in tl Minisetry in the In
terost of peace.
Poor Serria.
LoNDoN. Nov. .--A special dispatch from
VI* nna to the Tim'es says: Recent Russian esun
oesses have renewed the war agitation in Servia,
but so indifTerent to Berv a's atti 'ude are the
Russians now that Ith report is current that
Prince Karageorgevit-h. the hiervian pretender.
hes been invited to visit Russlan headquarters,
and was well re eived t ore. Whe her this is
true or not it is certain that Servia's trimming
has spolled her position with Russia, Turkey
and the great powers alike, and she is likely to
commit herselIf to some desperate measure In
an effort to retrieve herself.
The Roumanlans Mutlinying.
LONDON. Nov. n.--There is much discontent in
Roumania concerning thi war; there is harlly
a f mlly in Moldavia which has not ost a rela
tive. The full strength of the Roumanian army
was sent into the field at the beginning of the
war. Asthere are n re erve officers to replace
those who have been killed, the army is demor
alized. After the engagement of the 19ththe
koumaniansth eatened to mutiny if any further
attempt was madeto lead them to certain death.
The War to nld This Year.
LONDON Nov. 6.-A dispatch to the Time s.
from St. Petersburg. says: The idea is rapidly
gaining ground here that perhaps the war may
rbe finished this year. Certainly a great effort
will Ie made It is generally believed th it in
the event of success Russia will demand the
free passage of the strains and the autonomy of
Northern Bulgaria under some Berman prince,
with a guarantee of the great powers.
The Russian Position.
LONDON, Nov. 5.-Russian official bulletins
re ort continued progress on the Plevnaand
Orchanie, and Lovet and Orchanio roads.
Tetevin and Turkilsver are occupied by in
fantry ant canvlIry. and a cavalry detachmout
has penetrated Yablanitza Pass in pursuit of re
treating Turks.
The Turks Beaten Again.
LONDON, Nov. 5.-A Turkish force numbering
between three and four thousand men from
south of the Balk ns uyttacaed a Russian force
at Mahren. south of Elenae. After three hous'
fighting the Tu ks retreated, leaving a hundred
dead and many wounded.
Geurko iteportid KUIled.
LONDON. Nov. 5.-A special dispatch from
Constantinnpto to the Standard says: It is re
p, rted from Orchanie on the authority of Rus
sian prisoners, that den. Gourko was wounded
during the recent fiah ing and has since died.
A Russian Repulse at Plevna.
LONDON, Nov. 5.-The Russians were repulsed
in an assault on Plevn ,. from the east. L)ss
consid rable. but the sunposed attack was a
demonstration to na-k a Russian movement to
establish themselves on he 8o0flia road.
The Russians to Cross the Balkans.
LONDON Nov. 5.-A large body of Russian
troops are massed at Tirniva and reinforce
ments are pushing forward with the supposed
design of crossing the Balkans this winter.
A Battle Fought Near Erzeroum.
LONDON. Nov. 6.-A dispatch from Erzeroum
says thlat on Monday a battle was fought at
Dove Bayour, and after ten hours' fighting, the
Turkish centre was driven in, and th,-y returned
to Er7zeroum. The losses on both sides were
very heavy. Mukhtar Pasha was wountded.
Editor Democra/-Your editorial in Sunday's
edition, in which you call the Jefferson and
Lake Pontchartrain Railroad Company "A
lively corpse." seems to me to overlook the
vested rights of that corporation, which have
been infringed upon by that swindle called the
Drainage Company. in consequence of which
the suit has been brought.
Those who remember the Jefferson and Lake
Pontchartrain Railroad Company are by no
means few, and their remembrance of that road
is very pleasant. Very shortly after its track
was completed to the Lake End, the old Pont
chartrain Railroad found that nine-tenths of its
business was gone, and not satisfied that their
road was being paid for out of the money col
lected by taxation, the directors determined to
compel every one who wanted to ga over or to
the lake, to go over their road. Looking over
their charter they found that the Legislature had
given them the s(le right for many years to have
a railroad terminus at the lake, in Orleans par
ish. end finding that the Jefferson road termi
nated in Orleans parish, they went for them in
the courts, and gained the suit; and so. to the
great regret of the people, after a year or two
the Jefferson company had to tear up and aban
don their road.
But certainly their right to their own land is
abs, lute, nor can I conceivethat the city of N'w
Orleans can successfully plead that the drain
age company had the right to dig o e of their
us-less (except for the ptu poses of stealing)
ditches, through the land of the Jefferson and
Lake Pontchartrain Railroad Company, without
paving for the way.
If the city government had shown one-half
the vim fn defen ling their constituents (the
taxpayers) against the exactions of such swin
dles of the drainage company. which they
sh' uld have done. they would not now be en
gagel trying t) pay over eo.00,000 -of illegal
bonds is- ued to that company and converted
into premiums; nor would they have be-n
called upon to defend the city ag"inst siuh
elaimn as that of the Jefferson and e Pont
craia RairoedG
brought the city Into court, that self-interest. if
nothing else. will dictate their standing on the
chartore of Isr2 and Jsat and using their money
to pay the police, school teachersand other ser
vnnts cash for their small wages. Let West. and
Warmoth's wharf bonds, drainage company and
other s 1yh like prove their claims, or whistle!
IAtspeCtfnlly, F. . 8.
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Business in Ascension Is becoming brisk and
Trenton has received up to date tor 1 hales of
The St. James Lotisinmci. celebrates its four
toeeonth birthday.
Baton Rouge holds an Immigration conven
tion November 6.
They are rapidly grading the line of the North
Loulsbana railroad.
The Lafourohe is n'ow rising slowly and flat
boats are navigating it.
The children of a school age in Avoylles are:
Whites 218.it colored 23(,10.
Cotton picking will soon lhe, over in Iltaples.
A light crop is ttti cause.
The river banks in front of Baton Rouge are
eat ing in to an unusultl degree.
All Paints Day, with the usual ceremonies.
was eolbra'ed in Donaldsonville.
Gambling is getting terribly bad in Marks
villl. 'I he Itlhirlin. wants it stopped.
There bwere ut five good picking days in the
counttry during the past two weeks.
There are wtewnty four prisoners in the Caddlt
parish jail, four white and twenty colored.
The Carroll parish jail had its second delivery
last w ek. Thr.et more prisoners escaped.
Orinding is virtuilly interrupted in St. John
the Bapti-t by the warm and rainy weather.
The plant cane In Assumption is of good size
but very greon. Some grinddig is going on.
The children of school age in St. Ciharies have
mysteriously fallen off from 2t24 in 1476 to 1581
t-h-. year.
The Clalhorne (Iardian thinks the assess
ment of that parish Illuclh too small and wants
it increased.
The r"cent heavy rains have prevented cot
ton ticking and materially reduced the crop in
East Felicilana.
The steamboat landing at Plaquemines is
sadly in need of repair. Many steamboats re
fuse to laud at it.
Louis Barbin and Alfred B. Massick fought a
street duel in Marksville. last week, in which
Messick was killed.
All the plantations in Terrebonne are now
working. The average of sugar made is 4
hogshead to the acre.
Fierce and destructive rain and wind storms
are reported from all portions of the State,
north, east, south and west.
Late rains have raised Bayou Plaquemines
and brought down quite a supply of timber tt
the 'Plaquemines saw mills.
The cotton bolls are s, rotten from the rains
in East Feliciana that the best hands can pick
only one hunired pounds of seed cotton psi
Two brothers by the name of Watson tuar
relled on the O. K. place, on the Tensaes. Cata
houra parish, last week. and one of them was
At the funeral of Morris Henderson. a noted
colored preacher in Shtueveport. over five thou
sand colored persons turned out.and marched
in line to the graveyard.
St. Barnard has at last a newspaper, the St
Bernard Eagle. published near the slaughter
house. and is devoted to the news and interests
of our neighboring parish.
The Richland Beacon complains that layville
is rapidly becoming the equal of Deadwood it
disorders, street rows and dlifficulties. I
wants to correct these with a Sunday law.
There are a number of white persons In the
vicinity of Bastrop I destitute condition, anc
needingeven food. The people of Bstrop art
raising assistance and provisions f .r them.
The people of the Tenth Ward of Natchitoches
are complaining against J. R. Hornsby, latel:
commissioned magistrate for that ward. His
removal will be asked for, the Vindicator says.
A fire In St. Francisville on the 31st destroyer)
the stores of Messrs. Stern, Levy and Aden ant
others. The loo. I, eati, tot at $8.00, only par
tiall insured. The fire department ut a",.,
Mr. H. C. Minor. of Holywood plantation
Terrebonne. made twenty-five hogsheads o
sugar from nineteen a.res of stubtle cane last
week. This is the best yield made any where it
the State, so far.
The Mossy place, Iberia parish, has just beet
purchased from the Citizen's Bank by Messrs
Jules Mossy and Onezime Boudreaux. A sugai
house is to be erected at once, and the piact
culuivated in cane next year.
The cane grown in West 'Baton Rouge har
yielded little over a hogshead t ,the acre. Thae
ground, however, is generally the worst cane
the first and second year stubble. A sliaht tros
is much neaded and would be of immense ben
efit to the cane.
On Saturday. November 17, there will be at
informal display of stock. etc., at Clint .n, Ens
Fellilana. On that day the East Louisiana Fai
Association will be organized. All farmers
stockmen and others are invited to attend th
meeting. There will he no charges.
The expenses of the parish of Natchitoche:
under D"-mocratic ri le for the past eight month
of 1477 has been $e8a6 17, or five thousand dollar:
less than under the cheapest Radical government
we have ever had.and over tweny the sand
dollars per year cheaper than the ring's palm
lest days of Republicanism. Besides which the
benefits are greater, crime is punished ant
public peace is prese ved, while every one fi
satisfied.-INatchitoches Vindicator.
A compromise has been entered into betw~'D
the old North LouisianaRtilroad and the relaY
organized Red River and Mississipni airoa d.
The old road has opened its books for t5e sub
scription of stock until November la. Then an
election for directors will take place The sub
scribers to the stock of the Red a.er ad Mis
sissippi Railroad have resolved ·o transfer all
the stock subscribed to the ort.h hLouisiana
Railroad if the subscribers 89 willing.
We find that there has Oeen more sickness
throughout Western Lop. i na this season than
for ten years past TkuS is no doubt owing to
the very dry summ'er which we have had,and
the drying up of tie swamps. Particularly on
settlements nea the swamps have fevers been
tuite eomm'a. ilayou Sale settlement has been
the worst sufferer, as almost every household
there has lhaid sickness. We are glad to learn,
however, that few fatal eases of sickness w-re
to be found. Chills and fever were the most
common. and in no instance did we hear of any
had type of fever, such as most other e ,untries
are afflicted with.--INew Iberia Sugar- Bowl.
We recently had the pleasure of meeting Mr.
Evariste A. Lepine, of Lafourche, an old and
exrerienced sugar planter. and his views about
rolling green cane are well worth considers
tion. From long experience he is satisfied that
where a planter, from having a large crop, is
compelled to commence grinding early, he
should have the cane cut for the mill at least
a week or ten days before grinding.
and meantime allow it to be exposed to
the rays of the sun. He claims that
in that way much of the water Ibut none of the
sugar) evaporates from the cane and saves at
least one cord of wood to the houshead. Of
course he does not propose treatment after
frost. In this connection we will mention an
other improvmeri suggested by Mr. Lepine.
Instead of increasing size of cane sheds he
favors a reduction,and itcreaseof juice capslit
When cane sheds are sma i. cane is dorded
near the carrier bor horse mill) and at least one
half the force can be Paved in handling it. In
stead of having so much cane corded up. he
favors the increase of mill eanacity, grinding
upthe cane more raoidly and keeping imice
ahead, when necessary,as that economizes both
time and space. Juice treated by sulphur will
keep perfectl sweet for several days.--['w
Iberia Sugar Bowl
A King's Present.
King Alfonso has ordered at Paris a casket
by way of a betrothal present to his future
wife, the Princess Mercedes. It is in lapis
lazuli, mounted on four lion's claws, sixteen
inches high and thirty square, ornamented
with garlands of golden roses which are
miracles of delicate workmanship. The hues
of the flowers are all faithfully presented.
The key is a golden rose, full blown. The in.
terior of the casket is lapie-lazull studded
withtny nais, dsWO d The casket
is ntended to hold the lavers loveletters,
but it to the Prl>aiee the l.w place
with oe Hste aa aeklawe of i*ht
-~~S~~lC :.~
A strange Combination of Political Icla
esty, Dlioted Partisanship and RItter
Sectional PrJnedles.
l,;ntrTT Ifouns, WA4iNINlTON D). C,. Oct. l.1,
I)Deth has clbid his hand upon
and when the sound of the falling n.rth is heard
upon Morton's of'fin it will sound tihe requiem
of what has bacn it ruling Ildea. I propose to
write a summary of Morton's career and give
an electrotype of his character. And I shall be
concelted tenough to say that I believe I can
write as fair a review of his life and workh6
can any ontemnporaneous writer: for the rea.
son that, while his rdiametrical opposite and
tlreless opponent upon all puli topics, it was
my fortune to er joy his personal eonfldenfeand
g,,od will o an extent not surpassed, per haps, by
any Washington correspondent of his own party.
much 'ssn by any of mine. Among the pleas
antest of my memorlh n are those of two, three,
four and Ilve years ago, when I used to sit
table in the obbbittd ning-room twln a y wit
Senator Morton. Hllejresentatlv, Jerry Wilson
and (Ion. John Lane and their fcmrll(s, It was
kn.,wn as the " Indiana table," and in those
days tho one or two spare plates It cffered were
covetted, for that.in altdition to the conversation I
of Morton, Wilson and (.en. I ane, It was al
ways graced by the pro one of two azr*
three of Indiana's fairest daghterp.
one of whom, Miss Itone oergds.
wis for three years the Quo. n of Wash
ington n c.,oty. Under sucth Inllu .ee the
harsh and jurring discords of ollt. cal warfare
were sufflcient ly tond by social harmony t
make a mnelody oLhe whole, aiid- was enaD
to study Senator Morton, in all his phases, with
as near an approach to impartiality as men
generally attain.
I shall assert at the outset, and of that seaer
tlon make a basis of analysis, that Oliver P.
Morton was
This asser lon will doubtless strike the re
ers of the DE'MO6'nAT almost with the force fa
revelation. But when we come to consider te
fact that, after largely controlling the desttil*t
of his country ouring flfte' n years of the wild
eat riot of venality and corruption it ever know
Moron dies worth less than $so,0.--whleh
still less than he had when he first came to
Washington; when we reflect that his style of
living was always within the scope of his seo
tortil pay: it is evident that no charge of d
honest motive or corrupt impulse can ever
made to lie against his memory.
Of charges that have been made against him
on grounds of
it is not necessary or pertinent to speak. If
such stories ever had any foundation it be
longed to a period of his career with which I
was not famlli..r and, at the , orst, could not
have surpassed in viciousness the quite com
mon experience of American public' men. One
thing I know as an Indisputable fact and hat
is that, the physical dis.bllitles which weiged
down his later years and hurried him to thb
grave were not as has been so often csseltt.
due to any malady which stamps its victim w
disgrace. That Morton was an honest ita Is
his dealings no one who knew him will ever
dispute. That he was a clean man in his habit
and associations, as s atesmen generally ran
the epoch which his death will close, is equl ' '
well known to those who were intimat.
In short, and as a general summary of.-i
private character and personal traits, I snall '
say that he was upright in deal, warm n:i'
I tenacious in friendship, frank in inter
generous in impulse and genial in tell
Acqualntance with him never failed to
the haired which his political course w.
to e cite, and social familiarity a ways di.
that unpleasant impression which his
ding visage, seen upon the Senate floor
the galleries, was calculatsd to produce, In
younger days, before paralysis had eramped
form and distorted his features, Morton was
He used to stand plump six feet hi
without an ounce of superfluous ft. s, .r
nessa. turned the scales at n.o p lndS. e,
forty-three inches round the chest, his s
ders were square as the outlines of a bri,
wore a 17N inch collar and a numb r eight ht
his limbs were straight and massive, and itis
hands and tfe small and well shaped. In 18.0.
when he mat.
as the p.Publican candidate for Lieutenant
Governor ot Indiana, one of the cthief reasons
for puttiag him on the ticket was his repute as
ta man physically eapabe of enforcing a re
spectfal hearing wherever he might go in
vassieg that stormy batte-ground between
ideas of Free Soll and Slavery. Sou hers!
Sdiaa.. The pugnacity which, in tUe S.nase I o
t ,are controversial stubbornness in tbosesee0 , io
r lier days in Indiana took the torm of physical
combativeness, and there wore few bullies i .
~ the State who .ared to set in mo i(d the brawn
arm of the young giant from RVAmond. Sta
}ing from suclh antecedents. morton Piung
into the tormoll t.f the we' as oovernor of if
I turbulent State, vice Henry 8. Lene, chosen to
the Senate to succeed Bright. He found him
Iself at te outset
asd surrounded by organisations of a semi
Serret character in sympathy with the Confed
eracy. Between him and these immediately be
gan a warfare, savage, relentless and unstruI.t
Ious on b rst aid-as; a warfare which involved
attempts a assassination on the one hand, with
lettres de cachet, press seizures and consign
ments to Fort Lafayetteon the other. This was
obviously no school in which to educate a man
-least of all such a man as Morton-in the doe
trines of broad, liberal. eatholic-thinking states
manship. It might have educated other men to
be corruptionists and public robbers; of Mor'
ton it made simply
incapable of recognizing good present or cas .I
ble under the labei of Democracy, and almet r -
equally inclined to condone any sin in the name
of Republicanism. provided its commissiol
tended to perpetuate the pat ty.
"I labor with single purpose for the publie
good," he used to say, 'and to me the publlc
good lies, first of all things, in the supremasey
af the Republcan Dartyl
There was ver little of the self-seeker in the
current acceptatisn of the term. about Morton..
Be loved place and power. not for the emolu
ments or the honors it conferred upon him, but
for the opportunity it gave him to ail in work
ing what he called the destinies of the Repubhl
can party.
ruling by Divine right, and it cruld do no
wrong. He looked upon the rebellion as a de
vi se of self-seeking men to obtain in a new na
tion the power and prominence which they bad
lost in the old Union. He used to say that
separation would have ruined both fragm-nts,
because it would have produ, ed an int-rmin
able struggle between two nations for the au
premacy on this continent which would have
exhausted and bankrupted both .etrons.
"Look at Europe," said he one night at the
supper table, "with all their intricate system of
diplomacy, their doctrines of succession and
their balances ,f power, the naticns overthere
have to keep themselves consten ly exhausted
in displays of military power. What would be
the situation hen of two rival republics, one
free and the other slave having a frontier 31oo
miles long and without any neighbor near
enugh to act as arbiter urspir-, or mediator?
Why." said Morton, uplifting his front finger
and leaning over the table as was his wont. 'tle
story of the Kilkenny cats would have been out
done because tho
once separated.would have fought until the last
hair of their tails was annihilated "
Filled with this conviction. Morton used to re
gard the rebellion as the greatest crime ever at
t-mpted against civilizatTon. He believed that
the recognition of the inderend nce f Cofn
federacy would have signalized the be
rather than the end of the war: tha that
moment a system of b ,rder raids an
lions would have commen, ed, riv i
atrocity the history of Betaaa in the >
da of the Hihland elan
He told me once that. with the Co.
ree. .I as an idepndent power, ewonl
not ha eetext ag Ce for land rSy,
SwhSer 476lo tb mg . ot rder an eitbhe

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