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OFFICY.L JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOIBSIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NlEW ORLEANB.
VOL. II---NO. 310. NEW ORLEANS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. TIlE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS. '1UUS SIIREVEPORT MUNICIPAL ELEC TION. hae Straight Conservative Ticket Elected by 600 Majority. [8peelal to the Demdorat.l SnBEvP'oRT, Nov. .--The straight Conserva tive ticket was elected here yesterday by by ma jority. It. W. Murphy. Mayor; W. P. Ford, Ad ministrator of Accounts; IB. Burns, Admin Istrator of Improvements. These men were indorsed and largely supported by the colored people. Much enthusiasm prevails 6ver the re sult. Everything passed off perfectly quiet and harmonious. . GRAHAM. NEW YORK. A Quiet Election. Iuw YoRK, Nov. 6, 1 p. m.-Tho election in is city is progressing quietly, but the candi dates are working vigorously and a fatr vote will be polled. No disturbances are reported. Business in financial and commercial clrcles is almost Irely suspended, and Wall street and ther iness centros are deserted. The weather cold and a flirce, blustering north wind is lowing. A large vote Is being polled in the Heventh Senatorial District In the contest there between Augustus Schell. of Tammany. and John M)r rissey, Anti-Tamm iny. There is considerable scratching of local candidates. No advices have yet boen received from the State. The tcheli*Morrlssey Contest. 'Nw YoRx, Nov. .--Forty-one polling pre cincts have been hard from in the tieventh Senatorial Dis*rict. These givn John Morris sey, anti-Tammany and Rq-publican for the eaate. 413a ; Augustus Schell, 2864. 8elhell's do -eat in the Seventh Sena'orial District is cer tain. Morrissey carries all the districts but one. In which Schell has a majority of only twenty-two. The Senatorial Districts. New olxK, Nov. 6. 11:10 . m.-Edward Hogan Tammany, is elected in the Fourth Se, atrinil District; Alfred Wagstaff Jr. in the Fifth Son atorial bistrict; Martin Nachman. Tammany. Irobably in the Sixth; John Morriss-y. anti Tammany in the Seventh; T. O. Eccles. Tam many, in the Eighth. Syraeuse Repub lian. BYRACUSE, Nov. 6. 8:45 p. m.-Indications ore that this city has gone Republican by about 1e0e majority. Onondaga county is very close. Re r turns are coming in very slowly and the tickets are badly scratched, and it will be late before full returns are in. From the Interior. NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 11 p. m.-Fall and sRatter ing returns from the interior show a net gain for the Democratic ticket, as compared with Tilden's vote. Democratic Majority, 25,000. ALBANY. Nov. 6. 11:15 p. m.-The Democrats hero claim the State by 25,000 majority. The Vote of the Interior. NEW YOnK, Nov. 6, 9 p. m -Indleations are that the vote of the intecior or the 8tate will not vary materially from the vote for Seoretary of State in 1875, when Bigelow, Demo oralt had 14,800 majority. The result this year depbnds on New York and Kings counties. Republican Gains. New YORK, Nov. 6.-267 districts outside of New York and Brooklyn show a net Republican gain of 105a. John Kelly's Downfall. New YORK. Nov. 7, 12:30 a. m.-At the Fifth Avenue Hotel and the Union League Club the defeat of Augustus Schell is looked upon as the practical downfall of John Kell", and fr,'m present appearances it would seem certain that no matter how triumphant Tammany has beon in other districts, a reorganization will be de manded. Eaciesine (Tammany) has been elected in the Eighth Senatorial District. A maiority of the Tammany candidates for the Assembly have been elected. PE.4NSYLVANIA. Pittsburg. Pzrrsauno. Nov. 6.-The First Ward, First District of Alleghany: Bterett, Rep. 162; Trun key, Dem.. 28; Fetterman, oep., 10: Bauily, Dem.. 76. ttsburg--The Second District, Twenty seoond Ward. gives Sterret. Rep., for Judge of the Supreme Court. 56; Trunkey. Dem., ;9 Bentley, Labor Reform. 1; Passmore. RBe.. for Auditor. 36; Schell, Demn., 24; Emerson. Labor Reform, 2; Hart, Rep., for Treasurer. 34; Noyes, Dem.. 26: Wright. Labor Rform, 2; Fetterman 29, Bailey 29, Blakely 6, ItRbb 36 Hunter 23, IReardon 3, McQuade 33. Meyer 28, o~tton 6. i-nTSusO, Nov. a.--The Third District, see ond ward. for Supreme Judge, gives James P. Sterrett, Republican.79; John Trunkey, Demo orat, 45. For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas No. 1-Charles S. Fet erman, Hopublican, 52; John Bailly, Democrat, 70o. County Majoritles. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 6, 11:30 p. m.-Chester county gives a Republican majority of 20.0, or 1000 less than last year. The city gives a Repub lioan majority of about SacL. SHENANDOAH, Pa., Nov. 6.--The Greenback party in this place have carried the township by 150 majority. Pennsylvania Democratic. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 6, 1o p. m.-The indica tions at this hour are that the State will be car ried by the Democrats by 15.000 majority. Fetterman Elected. Prrrsaunc, Nov. 6, 11 p. m.-Forty-six wards, precincts and townships heard from up to 1l o'clock gave Sterrett, Rep., for the Supreme Court, 4586; Trunkey, Dem., 2248. Ie8 Republican Majority in Alleghany P rSITTSBUo, Nov. 6, 11 p. m.-Returns are mea ger and scattered, from which an accurate estimate cannot he made. The best posted politicians of both parties, however, concede Fetterman's (Rep.), election. In Alleghany country the Republicans claim a majority of 60o0 for the head of their ticket. The returns received inlicate the election of the Republican county ticket. StO,000 emocratic Majority. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7, 1 a. m.-The State is claimed by the Democrats by 20,000 majority. This city is conceded to have gone Republican on the State ticket by 5000 majority. The local ticket is ve;y close, but is possibly in favor of the Democrats. MAISSACHUSETTS. told Out. BosTON. Nov. 6, 1o p. m.--omplete returns from the city for Governor, give Rice (Republi can) 16.131. Gaston (D1)moc' at) 16,437. Pittman (Prohibition) 1182. Wendell Phillips (Labor Re form) 287. Last year the Democratic vote was 19.057. Re publican vote 23,276, Prohibition vote 1426. The result in the city is said to have been ef fected by the selling outof Gaston by the Prince mayoralty party. The Republican State ticket claims 10,000 plu rality for Gov. Rice. The returns from the State are yet too meagre to indicate the result on State nominees. The Democrats Beaten. BoSTON. Nov. 6, 11 p. m.-In 150 towns Rice leads Gaston 332. Badly Beaten. BOSTON, Nov. 7, 12:10 a. .--297 towns give Rice 81,884, Gaston 66.486. Pitman 15.1s7, Phil lips 2177. Both branches of the Legislature are over whelmingly RIpublican. ILLINOIS. The Workingmen in Chicago. CnicAGo, Nov. 6, 9:25 p. m.-The vote is r~ ported light throughout Chicago. The A ork Ingmen's party of the United States made un expected inroads an 1 undoubtenly polled quite S heavy vote. Allof the tickers were scratched Saoextent hitherto unknown. ad it wil be S late befre the a p en. At ,our. s:d p, m. sad; Aeselllt~M ran nmd Workingmen's candidate, Is certainly elected Judge of the Suporior Oourt. Peoria. PEontA, Nov. c.-In the Peoria election for mayor. Warner, Democrat has a majority of about eOO. The Council is Democratic by 2 ma Jority. The county is probably Demo.ratic on the whole county ticket. Reports are coming in slowly. The Republicans successful In Chicago. CrtIcAoo, Nov. 6. 11 p. m.-Complete returns show that the entire Reopublican county ttoket is elected by a fair majority. CONINECTICUT. The Republlcans Carry the Legislature. NEW H tvEN, Nov. 6, 10 p. m. - The vote throughout the State was very lirht, but shows large Republican gains. The lepubli cans probably elect 8 out Qof 11 Senators and carry the Legislature by alincereased majority. This city elected two Democrats to the Legisla ture by a reduced majority. P. T. Barnum was elected to the Legislature from Bridgeport. The Republican Majority in the Legisla ture. HARTFOnn, Nov. 7, 1 a. m.-The Republicans have elected six Renators out of eleven, with a tie in the First Distriot. The Republican ma jority in the House will not be over thirty-five. A Republican Plurality of 10,000. HARTFORD. Nov. 7. 3 a, m.-The election in this ltate to-day resulted in considerable Republi can gains. The Republicans secure seven out of eleven senators, two of these being gains. In the lower house they will have about forty mn jority. The sheriffs are equally divided politi allv. On the total vote of the State for sheriffs the Republicans have a olurality of about lo.t.0o. NEW JERSEY. The Democrat ic Majorlty. NEWARK, Nov. ., 10 p. m.-Reports from th9 Interior of the State indicate lo,0~0 majority for cClellan. McClellan Elected. TRENTON, N. J., Nov 6, 11 p. m.-Returns from various parts of the State indicate that McClel Ian's majority for Governor will be 12.0(x). WISCON IN. A Light Greenback Vote. MAmDoN, Wis., Nov. 6, to p. m.-Tho election In this city passed off quietly. Gen. Bryant will be olected to the Assembly in this district by a handsome majority. Repor's from surround ing towns in the State show a far lighter Green lack vote than was anticipated, and very little interest In the election. Republican Gains. MILWAUKEE, Nov. 6, 11:30 p. m.-One hundred and twenty-seven towns gave Smith, Bepubll can, 270 majority, a net Hepublican gain of soo. 6000 Bepublican Majority. MADISoN, Nov. 5.-The chairman of the Re publican State Committee claims the State for he Republicans, and prominent Democrats concede it by from 5000 to 0000 majority. The Greenbackers have displayed consi terable more strength than was anticipated, while the Temperance and Socialist tickets received very few votes. Wisconsin can be set down from .000 to s0oo mnjority for the Republicans. Great jubilation prevails among the Republicans. MARYLAND. A Democratic Majority of So,o0O. BALTIMORE, NOV. 6, 11 p. m.-The election passed off vry quietly the opp,'sitton making very little efforts here fo-day. The Democratic majority will be about 20,000. Baltimore Swept by the Democrats. BALTIMORE. NOV 6. 11:30 p. m.--Up to this hour full election returns have been received from only five out of twenty-three counties of the State. They all give Democratic majorities. The indications are that the Democrats will carry the State by about 3o.o00 majority. In this city abont one-half of a full vote was polled The Democrats elect a State Senator and nine teen members of the Legislature, being the en tire number voted for. A Democratic Majority In Both Branches of the Legislature. TALTIrnToR. Nov. 7. 2:45 a. m.-The result in the State gives the Democrate a major ty in both branches of the Legislature, thus securing the election of a United States Senator. The Democratic majority in the State is about 10o,0oo0. NEBRASKA. The State Republican by 5000 Majority. OMAHA, Nov. 6, 12 m.-The election held in this State to day was to elect a Chief Justice, two regents of the State University and county officers. The returns are coming in very slow ly, although enough is known, however in re gard to the State ticket, to say that the IRepubli cans elect their men by frorq 4000 to 5000 major itin this county the Democrats will probably elect their entire ticket, with the exception of clerk, by small majorities. A great deal of scratching was done, and the definite result cannot be obtained to-night. Nothing has been received from Kansas yet. MINNESOTA. A Light Vote Polled. ST. PAUL, Nov. 6.-The election has progressed quietly in this city. Pillsbury. Rep., has gained, and the indications are that the same gain has extended throughout the State. A very light vote has been polled and definite returns are slowly coming in. Jerome Park Races. JE.oME PARB, N. Y., Nov. 6.-To-day was an extra day of fall meeting of the American Jockey Club. The attendance was very large in antici p tion of the great race between Parole and TenBroeck, but owing to the illness of the latter his owner withdrew him. The first race was a dash of one mile and a ouarter and bad five starters, and was won by Sus uehannah, King Ford second, Viceroy third. Time 2:155. The second event, a mile and a half dash, had three starters. Vera Cruz won, with St. Martin second. Barricade third. Time. 2:50. The third race, two and a half miles, was a walk over by Parole. The fourth race a steeple chase had four s'arters, was won by Coronet, Dead Head sec ond. Barby third. Time 5:036. Voorhies the New Senator from Indiana. INDIANAPOLIS Nov. .--Gov. Williams to-day commissioned hon. Dan H. Voorhles as Sena tor, vi e Senator Morton. deceased. On the ap plication of a committee appointed by the De mocracy, the commission was placed in their hands, to be delivered at Terre Haute this evening. The committee consist of the follow ing gentlemen: Messrs. Shaw, Henderson, shoemaker. East. Maynard and Russ. They left by the 4 p. m. train and placed in the hands of Mr. Voorhies his appointment as Senator. In response to the remarks on the part of the committee., the Senator made a short ad dress, and the committee returned to this city by the midnight train. The Presidential Election Committees. [N. Y. World.] WASHIngTON, Oct. 31.-The Vice President announced in the Senate to-day as the select committee or nine to inquire into the ascer taining and declaration of the elections of fresident and Vice President Senators Ed monds, Conkling. Howe, McMillan, Teller. Davis. Bayard Thurman. and Morgasn. The Senate ordered that two bills be taken from the Committee on Pri.ileg-s and Elec tions and referred to the special committee to inquire into and ascertain the subject of the elections of President and Vice Presid-nt. One bill is to alter the time prescribed for holding the elections for electors for Presi lent and Vice President and casting the vot s in the Electoral College for the same. The other bill is to amend section 146 of the Revised Statutes relating to vacancies in the office of President and Vice President. The House coraniilt.-e of eleven will meet on Thursday and ortanize and go to work upon the framework of a bill E&aGANT PATmto. BED AND HOISEwHOLD FrB N=UrX. PIANO, ETC., AT AucxorIO,-The to tiou of our readers is speciallyivited to sale a to .salsa ase this CAPITAL NOTES. OONIGRUEMIONAL PROCEEDINGM. The Senate. WAsaINOTON. Nov. 6.-The Senate met at 12 m. Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. Thre Chair laid before the ,Senate communi cation from the P'ostromater General, calllng attention to the deflciency of Irt1.,00 in salaries of postmasters. Referred to the Committee on Applropriations. A numitior of bills and petitions wore intro duced and approprintely referred to commit mlttees, as follows: By Senator Hamlin: A petition fixing the terms of retiring army ofllcers. By Senntor Kern an: A petition iu relation to arrears of aen ions. Also, a opetition from the Board of Trade and Trans ortatlon of Buffalo for a joint commission to Inquire Into and re port on the system of savings institutions. By Mr. Paddock: A memorial from the American Forest Association of Chicago. set ting forth the wisdom of appropriating money for ai commission to proceed to Europe anti ex amine the forests of the countries of that conti ntont, and asking that such a commission be appointed. By Mr. lice: A petition asking for the im provement of thie is-issirppi levees. By Mr. Anthony: A bill to print live hundred conpes of the Bienornil Register. 6e, Mr Pltmbh A hill to dellare taxatior on certain lands: also. to provtid for the payment of lith incidental expenses of the Land Omtlce. By Mr. Maxey: A bill to provide for a reei procity.troeaty between Canada and the United States. By Mr. Ransom: A bill to grant pensions to survivors of the war of 1812 and their willows. By Mr. Morrill: A bill to nVpply the proceeds of the sale of public lands to the interests of agri culture and pulblic arts. By Mr. Withers: A bill for the relief of Fair fax somir ary of Virginia. Mr. Anthony called up a resolut!on provid ing for the disposal of the surplus documents and bills about the Capitol which was ad poted. On mo'lon of Senator Anthony, at 12:39 the M.nate went into executive session and at 12:r0 the doors were reopened and the Clonate ad journod till Thursday. The House. The reading of the journal occupied half an hour. Mr. Frye called attention to the fact that Mr. Bland had obtainqd the floor on the preceding Monday to introduce a bill to authorize the coinage of silver dollars of 412% arnains, and for other purposes, and that yesterday he had, when permitted to present his motion, substi tuted that of Mr. Buckner to authorize the free coinage of silver dollars and restore to these their lgal lender character. Mr. Bland said that the bill might be the same with a different title, The gentlemen could find out elsewhere. The Speaker pro tem., Mr. Saylor, asked if the gentleman desi red to correctt the journal. Mr. Frye said that he belieoved tile journal was right and the gentleman from Missouri was wrong. Mr. Bland said he believed he was right and the House also evidently thought he was right. Several personal explanations were made relative to the vote on the silver bill. Mr. Cox. of New Y. rk. rose to a personal explanation in regard to the newspapner ommenti upon his course in relation to the silver bills and to the Banking and Currency Committee. and main tained that his motion to refer Mr. Buckner's hill on Baturtlay to the Committee on Coin age was consistent wl'h his former record. On molion of Mr DIunnel the Monday morn ing (all for hills for reference was taken up where it was left off yesterday. Under this call a number of bills were intro duced and referred. The morning hour having expired, the bill to repeal the third section of the resumption act came up as the regular order of business. Mr. Ewing was recognized, but yielded to allow those so disposed to present their pro posed amendments to the bill. Substitutes were offered by Messrs. Hubbell, Morris Cox. of Ohio. Cummings and Hewitt. of New York, which, with the original bill and amendments, were ordered printed. Mr. Phillips then proceeded to address the House in support of the bill. He charged that the resumption act had been forced through the House in violation of an understandling through which it was brought up for considera tion. He maintained that a portion of that clause of the act which r equired greenbacks to be cancelled had operated reversely from what was stated by the friends of the bill, and in stead of an increase of circulating currency through its provisions, there had been a great contraction. He contended that it was not the approach of the time of resumption, but the large exports caused by the European war, that: hat caused gold to fall. 1egislation, he said, could not force resump tion. Prosperity was necessary, and with pros perity legislatfon was unnecessary. France. with a population less than ours, had a circula tion three times as large as ours, and France was to-day the most prosperous country on the face of the earth. Mr. Phillips supported his arguments with numerous references to statis tics and records. At the conclusion of his remarks the House, at 4::U) p. m., on motion of Mr. Mayhew. ad journed. The Paris Expositlon. WASHINGTON. Nov. 6.-Prof. Donaldson, one of the commissioners of the United States Cen tennial Exhibition at Philadelphia., was before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to-day and gave his views with reference to the par ticipation of the United States government in the Paris Exposition next year. He favored an appointment of a commission, at the head of which there should be a president invested with the power to appoint expert artisans to act as judges. He also advocated sending to the Ex position principal curiosities collected in vari ous museums of the government, and stated that the only expense connected with the fe,'ture would be boxing up the different articles. He claimed that the first appro priation asked by the Seeretary of State, forty thousand dollars even was sufficient for ne cessary purposes, and was of the opinion that of thi, sum even $20,o00 or $30.e00 might be lopped off. The committee have not taken any definite action in the ma'ter yet. The New Orleans Mint. WASHINGTON Nov. 6.-Should the silver bill become a law the mint facilities of the country will have to be materially increased to prevent a suspension of the trade dollar's coinage, and so supply the demand for the new coinage. An appropriation will be asked to enable the gov ernment to pt the New Orleans mint into run ning order. It is determined that it will take at least three months to do this. It is probable that a mint will have to be built somewhere out West. The Treasury officials want it located at Omaha. Investment Bends. WASHINGTON. Nov. 6.-Mr. Wallace offered several amendments to his bill introduced the other day in the Senate, authorizing the issue of sixty years' investment bonds. The effect of these am'-ndments is to change the interest froip 3.65 to 4 per cent, to make the bond a re gistered one, to make it redeemable in coin or legal tender at the option of the United States, and to require the national banks to cash the coupons. The Committee on Ways and Means. WASHINGTON, Nov. 6--The Committee on Ways and Means hsd a meeting this morning. and the chairman, Mr. Wood, announced that he would call at an early date for the revision of the tariff and internal revenue laws. A memorial was also presented from a num ber of sugar refiners, concerning the decisions of the Treasury Department on sugar draw backs, which was referred to a sub-committee. Minister to Sweden. WAsHINGToN, Nov. 6.-In the executive ses sion of the Senate to-day a favorable report was made from the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the nomination of John L. Stephens to be Minister of the United States to Sweden and Norway. No other business of importance was trans acted in the Senate this morning. A Danish Consul. WAsHINGTON, Nov. 6.-The President has recognize I Laren Jergersen as Vice Consul of Denmark in the State of Nebraska. The ab-Comnmittees of the Appropriation Committee. WASHINGTON, Nov. a-The two sub-commit Sof theHouse Comitteeon Approp istions. t wi the nt1dora rew ,ol ais~9 TD had meetings to-day. They will report afpro priation bllIs for the respective branches o the government, the navy and judiciary, in a few The Red River Raft. WAs.RtNiTON. Nov. 6.-Mr. Ellis of Louisiana. had an interview this morning with Secretary McCrary and Gen. Park, Acting Chief of En gineers in regard to the raft in Red River aboveShreveport. Measures will be taken to day to ascertain the extent of the obstructions and relief from the government was promised Mr. Ellis. The senate Judiciary Committee. WAsuINOTOI. Nov. O.-Senator Edmunds stated to-day that if the members of the ,enate Judi ciary Committee who went to Indianapolis to attend Senator Morton's funeral, returned to Washington in time he would call a meeting of the committee to-morrow for the purpose of considering the President's nominations re ferred to that committee. Among the nominations referred to that com mittee is that of Gen. Harlan, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. It is expected that the nomination of Gen. Harlan will be re vorted favorably to the Senate on Thursday. The effrts of certain parties to injure Gen. Harlan by filing statements against him wits the committee are understood to have borne no fruits. The statements are regarded as absurd. Negotiations with Mexico. WAsMHINITON, Nov. c.-Hon. W. C. Whitthorne introduc d in the House a joint resolution authorizing the President to open up negotia tions with the government of Mexicto for the protect ion of labor and capital taken into Mexi co under the railroad grants made to J. S. eo neau. in the name of Reneau & Co. Minister to Belgium. WASHINTON. Nov. c.-Henry S. SRandford., it is understood, has been agreed upon as Minister to Belgium. Mr. Handford occupied ihis posti tion during the first few years of l'resident Grant's administration. Nominations. WASluNOTON. Nov. e.-The President sent to the Senate to-iday the following nominations: John O. Smith. of Ohio. Consul General at Mad rid; D. N. Conley, of Iowa, Consul at 8peoia. Italy; Alex. L. Stein. Assistant Treasurer of the United States at Cincinnati; Wmin. F. Lee. Post master at Pensacola. Fin.; E. It. Durand, Post master at Plaquemine. La. Morton's ucecessor. WASeINOTON, Nov. s.-A special from Indian. apolis says that it is well understood that Gov. Williams will name Voorhies for the Senatorial vacancy Wednesday morning. Mr. Voorhies was in the city yesterday, but did not attend the funeral of Benator Morton. Vessels Lost. WASHINGrTON Nov. .--The signal service ob server at Sandy Hook reports the Annie 8. Webb ashore west of th st attion. The ob.erver at. Tybee Island reports: The hark reported water-logged is the German bark ItRdderkerk. Doboy master, from Civisic. France, with four feet of water in her hold. Cargo.timber. She was towed into Tybee Roads this morning. Washington Maces. WASHINOTON, Nov. 6.-This was the last day of the fall meeting of the National Jockey Club. There was a tolerable attendance, although the weather was cold and blustering. There were two races on the programme. The first, mile heat, for all ages, Vermont won the first heat: St. James the second and third: time, 1:46ri 1:51tk and 1:49a. The second race, hurdle race, two miles, over eight hurdles-Dalglsian won, easily beating Derby, Problem, Roedding and Capt. Hommer; time, 4:o)4%. Eddilson's Phonolgraph. Nsw YOxK, Nov. 6.-The S'ientific American of this week contains the first announcement of what may be considered the most wonderful in vention of the day-Eddison's phonograph. The Hin says: Nothing could be more incredi ble than this. It is like once more hearing the voice of the dead. This invention Is said to render this possible hereafter. It is true that. the voices of the dead are still forever, but who over has spoken or whoever may speak into the mouthpiece of the phonograph, and whose words are recorded by it. has the assurance that his speech may b-, produced audibly, in his own tones, long after he himself has turned to dust. The sounds of the speaker are magnified and posterity'ontinues forever to hear us as Dlain ly as if it were present when the speech was made. By this means one becomes, as it were, immortal. TenBroeck. Nuw YORK, NOV. 6.-In an interview with Mr. Harper he says that TenBroeck will not be able to run for some months, owing to a heavy cold. But on his recovery he will match him in a run against any horse in America for from $10,000 to ao,00oo. The race to take placeo at Lexington or Louisville, Ky. It looks now as if TenBroeck will not appear again on an Eastern course for some time. It thas been decided not to start him in a race to day against Parole which will be a great disap pointment. All other contests at Jerome Park will, however, come off. The Cigar Makers' Strike. NEw YORK. Nov. 6.-A large number of fjec ment suits have been entered against the strik ing cigar makers which cannot but add to the complications and difficulties of the solution of the strike. It is again sated that contractq have been mane with a large number o(f Chinese who will arrive here in a few weeks. The winter prospects for those out of employment are gloomy. Grseco-Roman Wrestling Champilonship. BosTON. Nov. 6.--Bauer and Miller have signed articles of agreement to wrestle for $S000 and the Graeo-toman championship in this city on the 12th inst. A Jumping Match. ROCHES'TEn, Nov. 6.-Edward Sampaley, of this city, and Chas Chonnon, of Bangor, Me.. have signed articles to jump three standing jumps for s$ooo and the championship of America. The contest is to take place here on November 19. John Brougham Dangerously Ill. NEw YoaR, Nov. 6.-A dispatch received from Cleveland. Ohio, states that John Brougham, the veteran actor, is lying dangerously ill in that city. An attempt will be made to-day to re move him to New York, as it is his desire to die here if his end is near. It is doubtful whether he can survive theiourney. Failures. NEW YORK, Nov. 6.--Solomon Strauss & Co., dry goods jobbors, suspended. Liabilities $140,000. Actual assets $i10,000. Barton & Co., gun manufacturers, have been aR(judic ted voluntary btmnkrupts. Liabilities $4to 0o; assets nominally over s10oo,o00oo. Henry Simms & Bro.. wholesale clothing manufacturers, suspended. Liabilities over $50,00o. A MASSACHUSETTS MEETING. High Praise for Gov. Nicholls from a Republican. [New York Times.] BosTON, Nov. 2.-A large meeting was held in Faneuil Hall to-night, the result of which was one of the most pronounced and persistent indorsements that the President's policy has yet received. The meeting was tolerably large, and tolerably enthusiastic. There were sprin kled here and there a liberal seasoning of Democrats and Greenbackers, who applauded as loudly as the Republicans every good point m nator H. L. Dawes led off, followed by Gov. Chamberlain, of Maine. Then the audience had a chance given them to see and hear '"Joe" Hawl-y. He was in favor of the policy and of its indor-ement, but denied that it was any new departur'. He wanted it understood that this was the true Republican doctrine from the beginning and in adopting it now the party was simply following its own principles and tenets to their logical conclu si',n. Then the General told what he knew of New Orleans, and of Louisiana politics in gen eral. This knowledge was aquired while the General was a member of the stanley Matth'ws Wayne MeVeach combination tie pr ised Nicholls up to the skien, and said that no better man could hold the reins of government in Louisiana. Get yor kidgloves at Kreees. FOREIGN NEWS. THE FRENCH MINISTRY. Varlous Rumors As to the Members Com posing It. PARIs, Nov. 6.--The Mo, itle,r says the nomi nations for the formation of a now Cabinet have not been concluded, but it thinks that the list of Ministers will be es follows: M. Pouyer Quertier, President of the Council and Minister of Finance; Baron Leon Leruay, Minister of the Interior: M. De Vogue. Minister of Foreign Affairs: M. De Sol, Minirter of Justice: M. Du mas. Minister of Public Instruction; M. Mont go!llor. Minister of Agriculture; Gen. Borthaut. Minister of War: Admiral G le.a Des Touches, Minister of the Marine. The last two are mem hers of the present Ministry. Baron Leguay is a Conservative Senator and supporter of Presi dent MacMahon. PAros, Nov. ( -M. Pouver-Quertier's minis terial combination has collapsed. The Broglie Fourtou Ministry will meet the Assembly. The Departmental Electlons. PARIs, Nov. 5,11:30 p. m.--Returns received up to this hour shiw 54;7 IRtoubllcans and 450 C,'n servatives elected to Councils deneral. The Republicans have gained ,ighty-flvq seats. and twenty-nine seaond ballots Ilre nere ..ary. Five hundred and sixty-eight districts still remain to be heard from. It is not yet known how the Republican gainsare distributed, and conse quently how, hey affect the majorities in the various Councils General. This is an impor tant point. It is expected when completo re turns are in the Ilepublicen triumph will ap pear considerably modified. The ieoputlians,. however, claim lnrge gains in the elections for counenls of arontlissements, which were hold simultaneously with those for Councils Gene ral. Grant In Parts. PARIS, Nov. ;.-Gen. Grant received visits to day from Mme. Ma.Mahon and son. M. do Tal Ivrand Perigord, and Admiral Oiequal dos Touches. Mirnster of the Marine. A Dead Jurist. PAR .. Nov. r, -Jean Baptisto Duvergir. a dis tinguished jurist, is dead. MacMahon to Reaign. PARIs Nov. 7.-The departmental elections show a tepublie'ln gain of 107. It is rumored that President MacMahon has resolved to resign, and he will announce his resolution in a message to the Chamber. Alfonso's Marriage. MADRID, Nov. ,.-The M'rderate party has passed a resolution, apporoving the proposed mnarriage of King Alfonso to Princess Maria de Las Mercedes, daughter of the Duke de Mont pensler. Abandoned at Mea. LONDON. Nov. c.-The ship Parker, from St. Johns, N. B., for Liverpool, has been abandoned at sea. The crew was saved. She had a cargo of deals.. -----9. 41.---.- WAR NOTES. Erzernum Captured by the Russians. LONDON, Nov. c.-A dispatch from Vienna says: '1 he Rusilans occupy Erzroum and Moukhtar Pasha is re reating on Erlngham and 'I rebizond in the hope of meeting supplies and reinforcements. A Turkish Conspiracy. LONDON, Nov. .--A dispatch from Constan tinople says that a conspiracy has been dis covered to restore Murad to the throne, and several dignitaries have been apprehended. Plevna Invested. LONDON, Nov. 6.-The Times' Vienna corre spondent says: By the occupation of the heights near Dubruk the Russians command the Turk ish tote de pont over the Vid. which is the only means of egress from Plevna on the south and west. The investment of Plevna is now com plete. The correspondent thinks Osman Pasha en girdled by the vastlv superior artillery which the Russians can now bring to hear from all sides, will soon find his position untenable. Mukhtar Pasha's Position. LONDON. Nov. ,.--The Daily News' corre spondent whlt the Turks in Asia, after showing from personal observation that' Mukhtar Pasha's retreat on Kars was the wildest rout, says: The condition of Kars is almost hopeless. There are few provisions, four thousand sick and wounded, and absolutely no firewood. The Russian Headquarters. LONDON Nov. c.-The correspondent with the Russian headquarters in Asia under date of -unday, tele.raphs that Gen. ey man is now within cannon shot of Mukhtar Pasha's position. A Road to Erzeroum. IONDON, Nov. 6.-Renuter's Erzeronm telegram says: The Russians are constructing to the north of Mukhtar Pasha's position a road lead ing to the plain before Erzeroum. The Turks are generally much more confi dent. The Gesboffs. LONDON, Nov. c.-Minister Layard telegraphs to the Foreign Office that he har been assured and believes the Geshoffs are safe and will be sent to Constantinople. Kars Invested. LONDON, Nov. 6.-A Rustian official dispatch, dated Verhinkoy, November 4. says: Kars is now closely invested. To-day we commenced the erection of siege batteries opposite the southwestern front. louktar Again Defeated. LoNDoN Nov. 5.-A dispatch from Vienna says :hat Monday's battle at Erzeroum ended in a general rout of &!ouktar Pasha's army. WEATHER PROBABILITIES. WAsINxoTON. Nov. 7,1 a. m. - The indications to-day for the South Atlantic States are: Clear or partly cloudy weather, cold northerly winds veering to warmer 'outheasterly winds; stationary or rising, followed by falling ba rometer. For the West and Gulf States and Upper Mississippi Valley warmer, clear or partly cloudy weather, followed by increasing cloudi ness and rain areas, southerly winds and fall ing barometer. " "THAT VI8OROUS CORPSE." NEW OnLEANS, November 6, 1877. Editor Democrat-Your sprightly article en titled "A Vigorous Corpse," in Sunday's DEMOCRAT would have been entertaining but for the fad that it embodied as many errors as its length could well contain. The Jefferson and Lake Pontchartrain Rail road Company's property and rails were not seized and sold by the sheriff. The company did not "disappear as the Arabs with their tents;" its office having been at No. 17 Ba ronne street for many years, and its elections held regularly, as the advertising columns of the DEMOCRAT will attest. "It is not suing the city for damages for using its tract for a drainage canal ;" only part of its land parallel with its road bed having been taken; nor is it suing the city for damages of any sort, but simply to eject the city for seven years' rent and a sum sufficient to refill a canal, the stench from which, for nearly four miles, will in the course of time entirely destroy the tract for railroad purposes. Corrupt or igno rant officials forcibly take possession of prop erty without compensation, and a hue and cry is raised because of an attempt to eject the trespasser. This is rather communistic. Were the tres passer an individual or this company, upon the city's rights, an injunction would issue in the time taken to write its purport. Had you inquired you would have found that the decision in favor of the old Pont chartrain Railroad Company for exclusive rights to the lake from Orleans parish made it imposeeible for the com pny to ears ex p and the war closed its operations un tt bfa t ia ogpo for a remeatInos al fbq p06,ietm i wahs-V " y4Al brief authority, believed there were no tiflid vidual rights that they were bound to reo vide "Mrs. Gaines' claim," "Dryades .~ ket," "Coliseum Square," "Batture proper-; ty" and other notable cases that proper p.o. codings and comparatively small so.ll.m wounidhave settled. : Had these officials been made to reafli' that they were neither "potentates" o "judges,' and a few prosecuted for nap feasance in office, we would have had loes it' these troubles. If the city authoritiesfwould devote tbe, same attention and talents to the am I settlement of such claims as have bO6 brought upon the city by the illegal action of their predecessors that are devoted to utterance of "threats," "opinions" and "q clal views," that are neither law not and give an earnest attention to the settl ment of the city's honest obligations we less evidence of prejudice and spite, t1 would be loss trouble and less money sap.t. and the necessity for such injunctions asl hI just been granted in favor of this company -7 Judge Rightor, To'rKHOcK D.E. • ..--- . t -- . : The United states Senate soon to am Democratic. IN. Y. Tribunel The appearanne in the Senate of a Demo~ratLi successor to Mr. Morton will reduce the Be publican majority to four, when all seats ar& full. As Senator Sharon is habitually a t,, the actual majority is only three. The admm.« sion of tho Democratic elaimants f, ox Lou. t lana and South Carolina would halanlo eY_ the trengt.h of parties upon the floor, the REpuihlican suprenmacy would still maintained by the casting vote of Vice Preeol dent Wheeler. M.nce 1H71 the RepubiioUlt have lost sixteen Senators, and gained o not c'onriderlng the seats now in dispute. gain is in California, and the losses are n falowing States: Connecticut (2). New New Jersey, Pennsylvanta, Indiana (2). Illt West Virginia, North Carolina Florida Mi sippi. Arkansas, Missouri anti Texas (2). less a breaking up of pairties should sooner . car. the Democrats will he certain, durinp next two years, to make further gains of Senator in each of the following States: South Carolina. Florida, Alabama and A' sas. In no State have the loteublic.ant A prospect of gaining a seat, unless it be tsa l nectieut. It would therefore seem as Wei sured as anything can be in poiities.th control of the Senate will pass into the ha the Democrats in 1879. The Loulsiana henatorlal Case. [INw York Tribune.) Members of the Senate Committee on ileges and Elections express the opinion the result of their consultations in regard tl Louisiana matter will be to dn"lde by a vote that if the Legislature which el Gov. Ke logg had a quorum of Retturning members at the time he was c he is entitled to his seat, no what the circumstance; of the quent, disbandint, of that Legd were. The concipsion that no v existed for Judo BSpofford to fill follows ttls position. In regardt to Judge B hiase, the committee will then probably the only standing he can obtein in the Be by prolucing proof that in issuing cert to the members of the Legislature hi ed ex-Governor Kellogg, the 8tat.e o let. corruptly. If he chooses to assert this, attempt to prove It, the indica lions are will be allowed to call witnes-es and tO that branch of the subject investigated+ probable that the commi tee will decdeti1 not called on to examine into the matter . . organization i f the Nicholls Leislatur..s question of giving Judge Spofford the. the opinion of the committee tu t question explained above. and whil h the Nicholls L.gisltaure. This inquiry likely to be made by another committee. The Democrats and the PreseldentsW E natlon.. rahioaso Times.1 WArHIN.GThN, Nov. 2.-In the fight be made by Senator Conkling and his upon certalo objectionable appointments President it is a matter of interest t what will be the position assumed Democratic Senators. A leading D.n Senator said to-day that, in his the action of his colleagues w largely determined by that of the Bee] in the consideration of the cases of and Spofford. Should the lnpublloans to throw unwarrantable obstacles in th. the disposal of these cases, then the De Senators propose to confirm those ote appointments, feeling that there are Senators among the Republicans who unite with them to beat Senator Conkttili Democrats do not feeI specially inter the fight among the Republicans upon the ject of these appointments. except in so con be used as a means to strengthen solYV s. - Sitting Bull's New BeservatllOr. IN. Y. Herald.) PEMBTNA. D. T., Nov. 1.-i'ting Bull's still encamped at Wood Mountain. w will remain all winter. The state they broke camp to a'tend the comm Incorrect. Canadian official hdvic's a Sitting Bull met the commissioners m oblige the Canadian government. and meets have been made b twe,-n him McLpod that the encampment will not moved this winter. Next spring Sitting Bull and followers assigned a reserv;tion on the lied Deet near Sand Hills. latitude 51. longitude 111, wieh. As the Blackfoot title has been guished no difficulty with the other apprehended. Sttting Bull himself has application for the locality named, as it is Heart river region. The South Carolina Investigathing mlttee. [St. Louis limes.] No less than fifty ex-members of Carolina Legislature have testified Investigat;ng Committee that they we by Patterson to vote for him for the States Senate. A sweet.scented inli to preside as chairman of the Committe ritories! An upright statesman he, t a member of the Committee on nice duck he. for the Committee on and Labor I An illustrious reformer, to assist in the deliberations of the on Civil Service and Retrenchment! are the positions which this noto tionist occupies by the grace of the of the Senate. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Japan's Dilemma. [N.Y. Herald.] SAN FRANcxAco, Oct. 29.-Private letters highly responsible source in Japan quivocally that recent secret negotltt tween England and Japan on one side sia and Japan on the other, have these points and results, viz: Englad. on sharing all of Japan's advantages.i ing Corea and Japan refuses to cona. mand. Russia consents to supportJsat fusal to any extremity if Japan will w claim to a northern port of entry and one further south. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. The North Carolla NlMttia, Gov. Vance has isesed a general ordet plimenting the militia of orth Caroi. their good Bopearance at the State f ;i saying: "Such an exhibition, the Com in-chief believes, cannot fa i to revivea military spirit among the young mli State, and induce the early formrat.. equipment of a sufficient number of t e to make every citizen feel that the will be able to preserve order anD laws without the necessity of calling elsewhere." Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's i Full of what is going on, reelete formation, alive with news. i Staul news stand, at Goldthwalte's bookstng eha-ge Alley. near the corner of He has all the latest re and am which • -