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REMABKS.-Yesterday the mar were generally dull, although there are takable indications of a sure and steady V $vement in all departments. The bottom e.rtainly been reached, and hereafter the iteadenby will be onward and upward. The large sales of wheat in New York, as re .ootted, and the advance of lc on spring and co On winter, Indicate better prices In flodfr in the Sear future. In the local trade, the prices of o.ur can be represented as unchanged, supply traongnd no anxious sellers, receivers prefer ',ing to send goods to store rather than force !a*_les at present prices. t The .movements in provisions are still lim -ted on sales from first hands, but dealers are pretty well engaged, and in a jobbing way the aggregate going into consumption is,aulite irge. We observe some improvement in the tone of the market regarding mess pork and bacon, both being steadier, though other articles of the same class continue dull and easy. ausiness at the grain landing was only mod .-ýlate. The supply of corn is scarcely sufii -eat for the demand, and prices rule firm. There was but little attention paid to oats, and hay. ' Business at the Sugar Sheds developed no feature of interest to-day. There is not much d for sugar, and, consequently, prices an easy inclination and there was some ._-uation. It was otherwise with molasses. Sreeipts consisted only of low grades, for ioh there were no buyers. hair showing. There was a good demand and tone of the market, if not intrinsically r than yesterday, was certainly not any oe, although the nominal quotations are That little town of Cairo has commenced to ifst a liveliness in trade which we did not ek it able of. There is a cargo now on its .ay from that place, which is due here in a day ýr two consisting of 40,000ooo bushels of corn P-ea on the steamboat John Means and es sold to arrive. The shipment speaks or |tf, sand at-this time we make no comment. Aleeording to the New York Tihvs there were r-one failures reported in that city during month of October, the largest number of one month this year, but the liabilities. Oh are in round numbers $3 600,00, are not great a in some other months. The num of failures has increased about thirty per t ao) the record for the month of Septem Swhile the aggregate liabilities is smaller by bWe have recently heard frequent complaints importers that the Naval Office, at the oM-House, has not the requisite clerical d in passing entries which c ruses s and inconvenienoe to importers in tl permits for the delivery of their Ss a most serious cause of con and we sincerely hope that the authori ere or at Washington, will look to it and e matter rectified. t;-Eretofore the Northwestern packers of pork v.enerally used in the process of pickling White agaars. which they have Invariably t from New York. Yesterday ) a'e heard of e ad hipment from Ihis polit (;b ",ders. er Dolbonde) of thirty hogsheads of ite Louisiana sugars, to be shipped to a Western packing centre. According to t published rates of freight we can ship sugato the above point at, at least, 10to r ot ess than they can get the same from ew York. The tobacco trade of France, which is entirely the hands of the government, has reached uch dimensions as to necessitate the erection sixteen extensive factories. The way in which this industry came under governmental -(ontrol constitutes an amusing incident in his *oy. In 1810 Napoleon noticed that a certain wore magnificent diamonds. Inquiring out her, h,+ learned that she was the wire of a 0oo manufacturer. In the following au an a decree was promulgated making the en . trade a Sta e monopoly. *t In 1875 the quantity of wine made in France unprecedent-dly large, the Gironde alone oduoing 11e,oooe,ooo gallons, and the whole of rsce no less a quantity than s 848,000,000 gal a. In 1876 the quantity produced in the ronde fell to 44.ooo,oco gallons, and that of ance generally to 924000 000ooo gallons. This from all appearances, thi re will be a con erble increase in quantity over that of 1876 fact, a good average vintage, and this, not It ng that the appearance of the vines the cold and wet weather up to almost the loseof July had given rise to serious fears of deficiency in quantity again in the vintage of While the export trade of England to the United States is rapidly declining, her import e from the United States is increasing year r year, and these imports are goods which must have, while her exports are goods actually necessary to us. Durfngthe year SEnglad imported from the United States 700,000 co d exported thereto s122.000,000, a ance of trade in favor of England of over ,000,000. During the year 1876 she imported this country goods to the value of $367,352. while her exports hither amounted to only 000,000 ($2.00o0,000ooo less than in 1865), showing balance of trade in favor of the United States over ,000.000.ooo. English Manufacturers Cornered. A prominent London paper sums up an arti cle on the situation of English manufacturing terests in a picture as just as it is startling, ut conoludes with a ludicrous expression of nfidence, suggestive of the boy's whistling in graveyard to keep up his courage. Thewriter Uhappily. the Board of Trade returns for the t two months, still leave us, as regards the vival of our industry and commerce, in an attitude of vague expectancy. There was a arked decrease in the import values for nep ber, notwithstanding that these included an ually large proportion of food supplies at S eanted prices. We have now reached the omalous position of buying from foreigners xactly twice as much as we can sell them; and d when the large excess of imports. as com red with exports. is considered, it will be ob oeas hat the lessened foreign demand for our pldmanufactures, with which we have been ustomed, in a great measure, to pay for the mmodities We import, cannot fail to narrow e resources of the community. American coes are reported to meet with increasing acceptance in Manchester. The saws and tlery of Philadelphia and Pittsburg are mimes referred to similar manufactures roduced in Sheffield. The machine made of Waltham threaten to supplant the horologic workmanship of Coventry. ather from the United States evokes from the tanners of Bermondsey the confession that they are no longer able to sell the same material of a certain nality against the trans-Atlantic product. lcultural implements, bearing the trade mark of a New York company, are to be found pxposed for sale in English hardware shopst d indents from the colonies entrusted to rms in London and Birminham for eetcution y include American edge tools. The wn last named was recently regarded as the iet source for the supply of smali arms to the orld, and it was conideutly anti diated that e present struagle in the East would ave imparted a potent stimulus to gun a- fsacture in that locality. But for he first time in the history of modern rfare that branch of industry in e midland metroo' is has failed to reap any vantage. The Winchester rifle in use by he Turks is produced in Rhode Island; a eon iderable share of the heavy ordnance of Tur ey is supplied by Herr KruppD and Russia manufactures a good portion of her own war naterial, while she derives most of the re ainder from Germany. Nevertheless, we ve unbounded confidence in the future of ritish industry. Besides, it is indisputable every period of dull trade, without ex ption. has been followed by a rebound of .ustrial expansion, in each case more strik ng than the previous one. And as the aver interval of stagnation after a commercial ie is known to last about four years, there reasonable grounds for believing that in ess than two years from the present time an pportunity will occurs to manufacturers and erchants to recruit th eir resources depleted ugh protracted depre ssion. The Debt and Currency. ing the month of October the reduction of eb 4ess cash in the treasury, was $I.236,554 30 ve. large decrease. It is encouraging, also, hat . this reduction $2,424.000 is by retirement legal tenders. and $4s4,067 61 by redemption lonal currency. Itis also an encouraging that the cash in the treasury has largely in On the 1st of October, deducting the not due for the army, it was $178 s03,928 68, 1o the 1st of November it was $1s84538,04 5 , of So,2.4116 90. Against this increase a sd decrease of demand liabilities, we carease of $25 s.t80 21 in interest, and of SHo0,a17 01 in the principal of this Abrlef e has been an finee 00 haldatea. ,61th amou of d silver owne thetmsury is $97,479,648 94, but a t ,564 416 is held for interest due and not and about 6.2900,0oo for called bonds. The alanee, which is wholly anplioable for redomp tion of outstanding notes. Is o6,a24,328 94, and of this sum it is stated that only $2,295,922 is in sub sidiary silver coin the balance being in gold. The increase in coin reserve for the month was very satisfactory. As to the currency reserve, it amounts to $1,s395,201 64 notwithstanding the retirement of $2,424,000 in legal tenders, but the amount estimated to be due to the army is now 89,500.000, ee that the available or permanent legal tender balance is not more than about $15, 900,000; but the corresponding balance at the be ginning of October was only about $16,041,000. The Treasurer has done much better than was expected. He has gathered in legal tenders enough to provide for the payments not yet made but due to the army, and nearly enough besides to meet an entraordinarily large retire ment on account of new bank circulation issued. This is Secretary Sherman's answer to the bills pending in the House. The treasury steadily pay its debts, reduces .the outstanding legal tenders as the law requires, and. to the surprise of many,. accumulates coin without unfavorably affecting the premium on gold. It is a singular fact that the accumulation of coin, though much more rapid than the production of American mines, and though not explained by any excess of imports over exports of coin, nevertheless causes no advance in the gold pro mium. This implies that a considerable re serve of coin, held in private hands, either here or on the Pacific coast, has been opened to the demands of the government, and the magni tude of that reserve, and the extent to which it can be depleter, without material change of price become very important in respect to the premium, and in respect to the prospect of re sumption. The currency statement, issued as usual by Controller Knox on the first of the month, shows a large increase of national bank notes. The amount surrendered has been large, but the amount required to be issued has been much larger, and the excess of new issue has been wholly to banks of this city, Boston and Phila delphia. Outside of these cities, there has been a decrease. The Free Banking act, it appears, encourages increase of circulation at the chief commercial centres, whenever new circulation is needed, but the retirement of circulation out side of those sentres fully equals the issue of new circulation. The result is that loans at these centres may be increased, or, when sharp contraction of legal tenders becomes necessary, the average of loans is less rapidly decreased. [Now York Tribune, 3d inst. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. MONETARY. OFFICE NEW ORLEANB DEMOCRAT, Tuesday Evening, Nov. 6. 1877. NEW ORLEANS CLEA BIG-HOUSE. Clearings. Balances. November 3..... ......$1,407,740 5 8$137,724 66 November 5 ......... 1,20.589 60 182,686 72 November 6........... 2,636,335 18 187,445 36 Total thus far .......... $.564.665 63 8507.856 74 We have no change to note in the demand for money. At the banks there is a fair counter bu ineas doing. Exceptional commercial paper 12-- 1 cent; Al do 15@-; second grade do - -: loans on collaterals 10i-: Al mortgage paper 10@-. second grade do -@- 1 cent per annum. Gold and Foreign Exchange were active, and rates ruled steady throughout. Although there were no dispatches received to-day, in corse r uence of the elections in the North and West, (old closed 36 higher than yesterday. New York sight was freely offered and closed weak. b.ocks show no improvement. State Consols were In limited demand, and losed steady at 8608631. Premium Bonds were atlive under the influ snee of the dull movement, and the market losed steady at 36%@37%. Gold opened at lou(0o102%, against 102% at New York, and closed at lo2el@103, against 1o20 in that market, Sales $2:.00s and Slo.o0a at 103, $5000 at 102%®103, $20,000 at 10'2% and $3000 at 10o4. STERLING SALES-£5ooe bill of lading at 189, and £1000 do at 4589!. bank sterling --0493, ,ommercial bills 488%(4489%. FRANC SALES-200,eoo commercial at 515, and 5oo,oo000 at s15s@514%. Bauk francs -@-, and commercial 515. SIGHT SALES-$so,oo, $2o.o000 and $15.000 bankers' at 3', and $25.000 commercial at %@6 1r-16 cent discount. The banks are checking at', 7~ cent, and comme' cial sight is quoted at at %@7-16 t cent discount. NEW ORLEANS STOCK EXCHoANoGE BSALES. F.BRS CALL AT 10 A. M. $10,0 State Consols (B this year) .......... 87I 10,ooo PremiumlBonds (B this year) ..... 37%. BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND CALLS. 22 shares Factors and Traders' Ins. Co .. 98 10,000 State Consols ....................... 85 .o000 Premium Bonds ................... 36% 5,.000 do do ................... 316 SECOND CALL. 6,oo0 Premium Bonds................... 36@ BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD CALLS. 130,000 Premium Bonds (B. o) ............ 377 THIRD CALL. 100 State Consols (small) .............. 855 3,000 Premium Bonds ............... ... - 37 AFTER THIRD CALL. 10,000 State Consols...................... 8 0% CRESCENT CITY OPEN STOCK BOARD SALES. BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD CALLS. $5,000 State Consols.................... 86 10seo Premium Bonds .................. 37 10.000 do do .................... 36% 10,000 do do .................... 36,'% 5,000 do do .................... 36% 5.000 do do .................... 36~ 2,000 do do .................... 37 1000 Half-Paid City Coupons. .......... 334 STOCKS AND BONDS. The following are the weekly quotations of the New Orleans Stock Exchange: BANKS. Bid. Asked. Canal. p v 100 ..................... 96 97' Citizen's. p v 100 .... ........... 77 s0% Citizens' Savings Bank, p v e100.. - 111 Germania National. p v 100o..... - 117 Hibernia national, p v 100..... 77' 80sf Lafayette, p v50 ................ 12 15 Louisiana National, p v 100........ - 108 Mechanics and Traders' p v 20... 92 - Metropolitan Loan and Saving, V S100................ ..... .. 95 .9 Mutual National. p v 100.l........ 88 95 New Orleans National, p v 100 .... 80 Peoples,' p v 50 .................- - 45 - Southern p v 50...... - .......... 38 445 ntate National, p v 100 . . ... ...... - 72 Union National, p v 100.... . 78' - Workingmen's. v 25............. 17. 18 INSURANCE COMPANIES. Crescent Mutual, v 100 .......... 75%' - Factors and Traders', p v 100..... 96 - Firemen's, p v 50 ............. .... 47 Germania, p v 100................. - 55 Hibernia, p v loo100 ................76 - Home p 4O ........................ 19% 22 Hope, v v 100 ....................... 49 Lafayette, p v 7o .................... 18 - Merchants' Mutual. p v 100 .... 41 43 New Orleans Ins. Ass'n, p v 30 .... - 28 N. O. Ins. Company, p v 50 ....... 34!2 37 People's Ins. Company, p v 25.... 14 15 Sun Mutual, p v 100 ............. 99 101 Union, p v 100 .................... 39 - STREET RAILROADS. Carrollton.pv 00........ ..... 115 116 Now Orleans City, p v 100.......... 140 141 Orleans p v 50..................... 2:3 26 St. Charles Street, p v 50.......... 75, 75% MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Bienville Oil Works Co., p v 100... 140 145 Crescent City Oil Co ......- .... . 101 103 Crescent City Slaughter-House Company.p v 50................. 30 34 Jeff. City Gas Light Co.. p v 100... 50 65 Louisiana Ice Manufacturing Co.. V V 50 ............................ 10 12 La. State Lottery Co., p v 100...... - 80 Louisiana Oil Company, P v 100. -- 90 99 I evee Steam Cotton Press. p v 100 33% - Lamm's Fireless Engine Co., p v 100.............................. 50 1 N. O. Gas Light Co., p v 100oo....... 10V 104 o Sugar Shed Company, p v 60o..... 65 8o STATE BONDS. New State Consolidated Seven Per Cents .........- ........- 86 86% CITY BONDS. Premium............ . .. .... 36% 3747% Consolidated ...... .............- 7 39 MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Canal and Claiborne street R. R. 1st mortgage 8 per cents .... -. 67 91 C. C. Slaughter-House 1st mort gage 8 per cents .............-- 96 - Jackson R. R. 1st mortgage 8 per cents ...................... 101 102% Jackson R. R. 2d mortgage cou pons 8 percents................. 89% - Jackson R. R. 2d mortgage debt s8 er cents...................... 75 - Jackson R. R. Con. gold 7 per cents.......................... 27% - CERTIFICATES AND WARRANTS. City Scrip, 1874-................ . 31% as City Scrpl. 1876 .................. 43 47 Eyity.Srio.1876 ..................... $1% 33 S lr. o W .1874a........ 9 92 93 92 F._ICE 6 IZT . ar. e, 1is8t ................... ..8 81 r, 1874 .................... 8 81 r,1815 0..... . . .. 2 68 teember, 1875 ..................... 62 66 October, 1876 ....................... 70 75 November, 1876 - 0............... . 3 46 SCHOOL CERTIFICATES. October, 1874 ........................ 26 29 November, 1874 ..................... 26 29 December. 1874 ............ .... 2 29 October. 1875 ........................ 26 29 November, 1875 ..................... 26 29 December. 1875 ................. 2 29 October, 1876 ....... ............ 46 48 November, 1876 .................... 25 30 December, 1876 .... ....... 25 30 COMMERCIAL. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT. Tuesday Evening. Nov. 6, 1877. COTTON-The position of the market at Liv erpool to-day forced a concession in the quota tions of our local market. On spots Liverpool opened dull and easier and closed the same, with sales amounting to 640)1 bales. Arrivals were reported 1-324 lower and closed dull but steady. The position at Manchester was also unfavorable, yarns and fabrics all tending down. Uplands at Liverpool were quoted at 6 5-1rd and Orleans 6 11-16. Here there was a good demand, and holders making concessions, the sales reached 73003 bales, which at the close caused a reduction of ce in the official quotations. The official quotations of the Cotton Exchange were as follows: TO-DAY. YESTERDAY. Low Ordinary ...................... Ordinary ... .. ......... . Good Ordinary .... . ........ 9 Low Middling .............. 10 10%' Middling ................. . 1io 10~ Good Middling.......... . 11 11 Middling Fair ................- - Sales to. day, 7:00 bales. Demand good. There were no dispatches to-day from New York. COTTON STATEMENT. In store and on shipboard Sept. 1. 1877.....21,356 Gross receipts since yesterday.. 4,731 Gross receipts previously. .. ....244,925- 249,666 Total supply........................... 271,012 Exported to-day ............... 2,510 Exported previously........ .. 140,643- 143,153 'I'otal stocks this 'ay ............... 127.859 Total stock this day last year........... 166,587 The day's exports were 2510 bales to Havre. N t receipts slnce yesterday........... 3,398 Receipts from other ports .................. 1,33 Net receipts last Tuesday- ............. 9,027 Net receipts this day last year .......... 8,576 Net receipts since Friday -.. . ........... 31,608 Net receipts same time last week.......... 28,191 Net receipts same time last year......... 22,760 Net receipts since September 1 ..........10,165 Net receipts same time last year ..........251,957 Cotton on shipboard as per account of the Cotton Exchange, as follows: Liverpool 18,sos bales. Havre 17,393, Bremen 2514, Mediterranean 1183 North Sea 3231 Spain l81, coastwise 2346 total, 46,196 bales. TIhis, taken from the stock at noon as noted at the Exchange, leaves in presses 81.663 halt s. For three days up to 12 m. to-day, the move ment at ports was as follows: Bee'd since Same time Same time Friday. last week. last year. New Orleans.... 31,~58 28.191 22,760 Galveston.... 9,313 8.742 11.891 Mobile .......... 10,799 • 8,645 14.275 Savannah........ 1,.949 14.464 13,497 Charleston ...... 18,524 13,760 14,512 Wilmington .... 4.965 8,03s 2,600 Norfolk... .. 13,567 12.319 18,437 Baltimore ....... 279 497 290 New York .... *1,497 395 3,997 Philadelphia .... 336 1.107 2,092 Total.......... 1010,957 92 332 105.994 Receipts at ports since September 1 . .. 846,796 Receipts same time last year .............1,082.776 Receipts same time year before.......... 930,836 *Estimated. The exports, consolidated for thei past three days. give: G. B. France. Cont. Chan. Stocks. This week . 5,623 ' 8,332 16,959 1,354 482,807 La-t week.. .40,4 8.174 . 2.858 2,525 390,091 Thisweek 18,510, 18828 10,052 .... 669,046 FLOUR-There was a good and active job bing demand in Flour to-day, but in round lots not much was done. The trade generully entertaining strong views, on account of the advance in wheat at New York and the large sales there and at Liverpool, no disposition was manifested to sell freely, even if there had been much demand. The respective sales in cluded about 1200 bbls, as follows: 50o bbls at 4 75, 25 at $s, 25 at $5 62 0, 50 O and oat $6. 50 at 3 40. 100 at $6 50, 25 and 50 at $6 75 75 at $6 8731 26, 25, 50 and 50 at 87, 25 at $7 25, 100, 100 and 200 on private terms. Common is quoted at $4@4 25; fine$4 50@4 75; superfine 5s: double extra $5 25@5 50; low treble extra $8 5so5 75; good do s$c146 25; choice do $so so50 ktw 75; choice extra $6 75@7; fancy 576(7 25 ' bbl. Dealers and grocers obtain 50c above these prices. SUGAR-Receipts 22 hhds. The market is dull, the sales representing 54 hhds at 8ss@9e for yellow, 87(@)9c for off whites, and white 95c. We quote: Common c,; good common 6'.@6.ic; lair to good fair 7% w7o7c; fully fair to prime s@ 8'sc' strictly prime -c; choice -&--c; yellow clarified 8%@e9c; whites s8'.a9c. MOLASSES--Receipts 140 bbls. Market quiet and somewhat irregular, low grades being in good supply and neglected. Sales 35 bbls good prime at 50c per gallon. We quote common 290(3te, fair 37(@43c. prime 46@048c strictly prime 50o@52c. and choice at 53@654c 1allon. COIN MEAL-Is in limited demand and very quiet, and held at $2 5o(52 ;o for good to choice grades; dealers jobbing at $2 8562 95 V barrel. Receip ts to-day 100 bbls. (,1 T Rt ~ TrK--The mnrlrnt is bare, and supplies would command 55c0 bushel. RYE-No. 2 is quoted to arrive at 70oc bushel. WHEAT-None on the market. Spring cm mands $1 24@1 25 and winterS1 30@136 P bushel, to arrive. GRITS-Easy and in fair demand at $3 8503 90 P bbl on the landing. Job lots sell at $t5 1 10 e bbl. PORK-Ruled firm to-day at $14 25, with an only sale of 50 bbls at that price. Dealers job at $15 25@1(5 50 I bbl. DRY SALT MEAT-Is in light supply, and the few transactions reported were on the basis of 6.(Y6%e for loose and packed shoulders, dealers jobbing the same at 6/@7c. Sales-15,000 bbls shoulders, loose, at 6`oc, 25 boxes at G6c, 10 do at 6'e, 20 do on private terms. BACON-We note a shade firmer feeling, but the demand is too limited to justify other than nominal quotations. We quote shoulders 7% @c; cleOar rib sides 9369%lc. and clear sides 10 10'loe. dealers obtaining an advance of 4'@Ke on these prices. Sales-5 casks clear sides at 10e6c. HAMS-Rule steady, particularly on choice small averages adapted to the export trade. We quote such scarce and held at 14%c; other grades 13%~14'zc. Plain canvased and uncan vised 11%@130. Dealers obtain an advance of 10 on these prices. Sales--l tierces at 14 c. BREAKFAST BACON-Quiet, and, according to cut and quality, quoted at 9Y@10%c; jobbing and retailing at 10l5.11lc. LARD-Dull and easy at 8,4@9e for refined and packers' in tierces: kegs are quoted at 9 !c refined and 9Xe for kettle or packers' s'eam pressed. Dealers job at an advance of M@4 e on these figures. PACKERS' HOG PRODUCTS-Dealers are selling on orders in the job trade at s8 P half bbl for pig pork, $12 50@13 ' bbl for prime mess pork, $10 for prime pork, and $11 50 for rump pork. Pickled pigs feet are selling at St 65 P keg. Ham sausages are dull and quoted at 8, s9c ? tl. Family pork is jobbing at $13 50 P bbl Pickled pigs' tongues are quoted at sc apiece. Pickled heads are offering at $10@11 f tierce; feet $10lo1 P tierce, and jowls at $16 ' tierce. No spare ribs on hand. CORN-There is a good demand for corn at firm Prices. Sales-300 and 200 choice new yel low at 56c; 200 old mixed at 58c, and 200 old white at 65c0 bushel. OATS-The stock is large and market weak. Sales-1500 sacks choice Galena at 370 P bushel. BRAN-Ample supply and easy. Sales of 250 bags at 95c P cwt. HAY-The stock of prime is good and market neglected. Choice is scarce and in fair request. Choice quoted at $16 50(1417; prime $14 50@15 50. Sales-150 hales ordinary at $14 50 P ton. BULK CORN-Quiet and nominal at 55e P bushel. COFFEE-Was moderately active to-day; the sales being 1079 bags to arrive on private terms. QUOTATIONS FOR GOLD. Cargoes. Job Lots. Prime................ ..... 19'@20 20 @5203 Good .................... 19%@19% 19Y@20 Fair................. .....18 @- 18 @19 Ordinary to low fair.... 16Y%@16% 163@17'4 TOBACCO-The market to-day is quiet and no transactions are reported. The stock on sale is estimated at 5200 hhds. We quote as fol lows: Inferior lugs 3@34e, low lugs 35@3O c medium 4@4~c, good to fine 4C@s5.4c, low leaf 55@6% medium 7@8c, good 9@10%. fine 11@11 c, and selections 12@12.. .RICE-Market steady. Choice 64@6)c. prime 6@6%c, good 5%@6c, fair 5Y4@5'/c. ordinary 54@ 5%c common 4%@5/0e, No. 2 3%@3%c P ft. STARCHO-In good demand at 3Se in lots; jobbingat 334@4c 1b. SALT-Demand good and stock fair. We quote, from warehouse: coarse 75seoc. fine s$c@$1; Turk's Island neglected and nominal at 89@90e for bags of two bushels; table salt, in pockets lM@7 e each, as in size. BUTTEB-The recelits are large demand 10 > a We mtoe fns l eg York limited dendpries are eaker. We auote full area western factory 140, Western 12@18, as in uality. liAGjIN-Quiet at 120 wholesale; retailing at 12%@13c. Baling twine quoted at 14c whole sale 15%@160 at retail. EICUOLENTS-Potatoes are quoted at $2@ 2 50; onions scarce at 52 50@2 75: apples $1 5roe 3 50; cabbages $3'a5 100; crates $1 75&2 25 each. WOOL-More stocks offering than there is de mand, and it is hold above the views of buyers. Burry is quoted at 11@012c. Louisiana clear 26 c. clear lake 275;.5290 ' lb. HIDbHS-Supply small and market quiet; country green s(8@85e, dry salted 13l@3Ic. dry flint 14a 150lc. TALLOW-Market bare and nominally so. WHISKY-Dull. easy and irregular. Good choice Western is selling at $1 0701 10, and city made at 1t t05tl 0e gallon. Domestle Markets. [By Telegraph.] NEW YOnK, Nov. 0.-Yesterday's trading in "rain was extraordinarily heavy at the Produce Exchaneo. The aggregate amount of wheat re ported sold for private and foreign delivery having been over 700,000 bushels; corn, 35o,oo0o; barley, over 200000. CINCINNATI, N4ov. 6.-Mess pork is steady and quiet; $13a013 o. Lard inactive; light offerings at s'd for new current make; no old in the market; country kettle held at 9@9'4 and city make nominal. Oats quiet; white 28s81, mixed 26i(a28. Rye steady and in moderate demand at 59BD@e for No. 2 and 56We58 for good to prime sample. Barley-Western spring 46O55. Whis ky is in fair demand at $107 o gallon. Hogs in moderate demand and market steady; common are selling at $:t 90(t4 35, fair to good light $4 40(0) 4 65, fair to good packing $4 5004 75, and se lect butchers' $4 8(004 90. Green meats quiet; shoulders 4%(45 clear rib 6ca.6. Flour fairly active; family selling at $5 75@5 OIo, extra $5 350) 550; rye flour $3 50x3 75. Corn in fairdemand at 350136 for new mixed ear, and 440.45 for old. Wheat steady and quiet; white $1 28(1 33, red Si 20. 1T. LouIs, Nov. 6.-Wheat-No. 2 cash 81 34 bid; No. a cash. $1 23 ; November $1 244 ; December $1 23)'.: year $1 23t January $1 24; November, cash, $1 10o@1i 10%. Corn-Cash 425; November 42'n: December 39% bid; year 374; January 39} ; May 42. Oats-Cash 25'a. Foreign Markets. LIVERPOOL. Nov. 6, 2 p. m.-Weather wet. Breadstuffs quiet and st adtly. Wheat 128 7d0( 128 lt d club 12 lOd(01:3s 3d; rest unchanged. Receipts wheat last three days 33,000 quarters, 25 0(0) American. LONno N. Nov. 6, 2 p. m.-Flour unchanged at 30s. Wheat unchanged in prices; cargoes off the coast steady; Chicago spring 528@528 ed; red winter 55s 4d; California O2s; cargo, s to ar rive dull-Chicago 49s; California 588@618; ar rivals for orders light. Corn strong; cargoes offi the coast 3(1 better at 30s 3d; cargoes to ar rive at yesterday's outside price. 298ed; arri vals for orders light. RIVER NEWS. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT, Wednesday, Nov. 7. 1877. Daily report of the stage of water, with changes in the twenty-four hours ending yesterday at3 p.m.: Above low Change. water. Rise. Fall. Feet. Inches. Inches. Inches. Cairo ........... 12 0 14 0 Cincinnati- ........ 5 11 0 3 Little Rock..... ... 10 0 0 18 Louisville . - 4 3 0 3 Memphis........... 7 11 0 1 New Orleans ...... 13 , 2 0 1 Pittsburg.......... 5 6 0 Shreveport........- 8 3 0 St. Louis............ 10 3 0 2 *Below high water mark of 1874. NELSON GOROM, Sergeant Signal Service, U. S. A. Arrivals. Ouachita Belle. Texas. Departures. Martha Mary Ida. Henry Tote, Dawn, W. J. Behan. Lessie Taylor, R. E. Lee, Common wealth. To Arrive. Martha, Isabel. lower coast; Blue Wing No. 3. Mary Ida, Henry Tote, upper coast; A. C. Don nally. Shannon. Golden City, Ohio river; Gov. Alien. Bayou Sara; La Belle,. C. Durfee, Red river; H. C. Yaeger, Gold Dust.'Bt. Louis; J. H. Hanna Baton Rouge; John Howard Ouachita; Yazoo Valley Vicksburg: J. A. Scudder. Moem phis; Frank Pargoud. Greenville. The weather yesterday was cloudy and quite cool. Business only moderately active. The Bastrop, unable to get out of the dock until yesterday, deferred her departure to Cam den until to-day. The John Howard, from the Ouachita, was due at daylight this morning. The Big Sunflower has been temporarily withdrawn from the Opelousas trade. The Isabel changes to a daily lower coast packet as far as Monsecour plantation. The Bertha Brunner is up for Bayou d'Ar bonne, to leave to-morrow. 'ihe Ouachita Belle, for all coast and town landings to Bayou Sara, is the regular packet for to-day. The Frank Pergoud, for Greenville and the bends, leaves to-morrow, as usual. The John H. Hanna leaves Friday for Baton Rouge. James P. McElroy in command. The Blue Wing No. 3, leaving this to a. m., is the only departure to-day for the upper coast as far as Donaldsonville and the Ashland plan tation. The St. John leaves for Baton Rouge Satur dMessrs. Janney & Work, agents, received from Capt. Parisot yesterday a dispatch from Bay u Sara. in which it was stated that the Yazoo Val ley would arrive at midnight with a full load and leave to-day positively for Vicksburg and the Yazoo. The Henry C. Yaeger, from St. Louis, is due. The Gold Dust follows. The St. John leaves Saturday at 5 p. m. for the coast, through to Baton Rouge. The large and splendid side wheel steamer La Belle for Red River Saturday. The John Howard is to-day's United States mail packet for the Ouachita. The Ouachita Belle had another fine trip in yesterday. The price of coal to steamboats was advanced to 65 cents Monday. The Susie Silver leaves St. Louis to-day. The Cincinnati Commercial says that Capt. C. W. Stinde is negotiating for the purchase of the Andy Baum for a Red river packet. The Bertha will arrive to leave Saturday for the Atchafalaya. The fleet Bart Able, the favorite Alexandria and Grand Ecore pactet, leaves Saturday. Dick Sinnott and George Hamilton will be found on board. The Able has undergone a thorough re pair and returns to her friends in splendid condition for the season's business. The splendid Memphis and Bend packet John A. Scudder, J. Frank Hicks in command, Ohas. Dix clerk, leaves to-morrow at 5 p. m. without fail. Attention is called in another column to the advertisement of the New Orleans and Gulf Transportation Company steamers Alvin and Martha. Both of these steamers, as well as their officers, are well known. With the skillful management and clear head of John Kouns to direct affairs, shippers both here and on the coast can confidently rely upon them in the transaction of business. The Alvin. one of the best boats ever in the trade, leaves to-day at 12 m. W. T. Scovell in command, Henry Kouns clerk. Cant, P. A. Charlet will have his well known coast and Lafourche packet Assumption at the landing to-morrow, ready to leave Saturday. See advertisement. The Steamer Danube. Check, a well known river correspondent, writes as follows from on board tle Danube. November 5: Steamer Danube, Chas. Thorn in command, left the foot of Jackson street on Sunday, No vember 4, 1877, at 12:15 p. m., with 10oo sacks of salt, and, it rwas said, she was bound for Shreve port. Having on board the pecular quality of salt to make a boat run, she made the time to Baton Rouge as follows: Time to Carrollton wharf 33 minutes; crossed to Twelve-mile Point at 1:15 p. m.; turning McCutchon's Point at 2:15 p. m.; Red Church in 2 hours 36 minutes; crossed over to Desland's Point at 4:15 P. m.; passed the Convent landing at 6:25p. m., Hamp ton's Point at 7:15; turned Eighty-one Mile Point at 7:18 D. m. ; passed Bayou Goula at 10:20. The fog caught us at Bayou Goula bar, and run to Ludd bar in heavy fog. Passed Plaquemine at 12.20. MONDAY. NOVEMBEB 5, Landed at Baton Rouge at 2:' a. m., having made the run in 14 hours and 1to minutes ag linst a rising river and 4 hour's hard head wind and one and a half h-,ur's thick fog, with salt as freight. I am told that the "goose" did not get the precise "flap," but we got here, and the beautiful Danube glides smoothly on. CHECK. All the circumstances considered, the Danube is proving herself a fast boat, ard will, when the opportunity offers, show her heels to some of the fastest of the Red River fleet. The Golden City, the second boat out in the C. L. and N. O. Packet Company, will be here to leave Saturday for the Ohio. Mee the ad vertiement Thae mer Toens wUt one r r asoton ueed, mo saeks oil cake and as e St. Hrancis Belle leaves daily at 7:0 a. m. from Bienville street for Westwego, rannng in connection with the New Orleans and Texta Railroad to Donaldsonville. The Blue Wing No. 3, J. A. Comstock master, leaves this to a. m. for Ben Turead's Donald sonville and the Ashland plantation, Ascension parish. Messrs. Wood and Dean clerks. The Ouachita Belle, John C. Libano master, John H. Mosson and John Reichard clerks, leaves to-day at 5 p. m. for Bayou Sara, Baton Rouge and all coast landings. The 4azoo Valley, S. H. Parisot in command, John T. Hall clerk, leaves to-day at 5 v. m. for Vicksburg and the Yazoo, taking freight for all way landings. 'he New Orleans and Ouachita Transporta tion Company steamer Bastrop, Gus Hodge master leaves to-day at 5 p. m. for the Ouachita through to Camden, signing through bills Tae New Orleans and Red River Transporta tion Company's steamer Texas, carrying the United States mail, leaves to-day at 5 p. m. for Shreveport. Geo. W. Rea in command. H. C. Boazman clerk. The New Orleans and Ouachita Transporta tion Company's steamer John Howard, in pla.e of John H. Hanna. F. A. Blanks master B. G. Cornwell clerk, leaves to-day at 5 p. m. for the Ouachita to Ouachita city. The Martha will arrive this evening, and leave to-morrow for the lower coast at 12 m. The trt-weekly coast and Donaldsonvllle and Lafourche packet Henry Tote will arrive this evening and return to-morrow, as usual, at 12 m. The passenger and United States mall steamer Frank Pargoud. J. M. White master, Curt Holmes clerk is receiving to leave to-morrow at r, . m. for Vicksburg. Greenville and all mail landinga. The M. I. daily line packet Mary Ida, J. A. Ruiz in command, is receiving to leave to-mor row for the upper coast to Ben Tureaud's. The Bertha Brunner, J. M. Raburn master, H. G. Meyer clerk, is receiving to leave to-mor row at 5 p. m. for all landings on the Ouachita and Bayou D'Arbonne. [By Telegraph.] BATON ROUGE. Nv. .-To Capt. F. A. Blanks: The John Howard will arrive at daylight and leave at 5 p. m., positively. for the Ouachita. P. C. MONTGOMERY, Master. NATCHEZ, Nov. 6.-To J. B. Woods & Co.: Steamer Henry C. Yeager will arrive Thursday morning and leave Saturday. I. C. VAN HOOK, Master. Exchange Clippings. Cincinnati Enquirer, November 4: We have no neat announced far either Memphis or New Orleans. As our dispatches from Kana wha and Pittsburg are favorable for water, we have no doubt some of the big boats will wheel into line the first of the week. The Cotton Valley left for New Orleans last night with a good start. Capt. Joe Carlton will join her below as she goes down. Capt. Wash Williamson is in charge. Capt. O. P. Shinkle, aside of other new fea tures, is putting in stationary marble-top wash stands in every stateroom on the new Golden Rule. St. Louis Times. Nov. 4: The Bismarck has paid over $40,00o to insurance companies for hull risks alone since she came out and now that she is gone, after ten years of faithful ser vice, these companies should not complain if they are called on to pay back $15.eoo. NEW WINTER CLOTHING Wheeler &d Pierson, 18 and 15 Camp street. We have opened our I ITOIl c ALL CLO G, and invite buyers to examine our styles and prices. Elegant Scotch and Cassimere BUSINESS SUIT', $15 to $28. Black Worsted FROCKS and VESTS, $18 to $25. Fancy Cassimere DRESS PANTS all vrices. Elegant new style FALL OVERE OATM, $9 to Youths' BUSINESS and DRESS SUITS, nobby and stylish. Boys' DRESS and SCHOOL SUITS, very low. Shaker Flannel UNDERWEAR, all prices. tenuine English HALF HOSE, warranted, $3 a dozen. New Fancy SILK SCARFS. 0ce.. 75c. and $1. KID GLOVES. COLLARS. SUSPENDERS and UMBRELLAS. As our goods are all our own manufacture we can offer THE LOWEST PRICES, for goods, made in superior style and guaran tee a fit equal to custom-made. dall and see, at WHEELER & PIERSON's, 15 and 1. Camp street. WHOLESAI E DEPARTMENT up stairs, with full stock for country trade, at the lowest prices. 0021 Im MME. BERNHEIM'S, 145 .... Canal Street ---.... -145 Next house to corner of Bourbon. Her numerous friends and customers are respectfully informed that Mme. BERNHEIM has opned her NEW MIILINERY and DRESS MAKING EsTABLISHME \T with an ELEGANT NEW STOCK Of the Latest Imported Styles in HATS, BONNETS. FLOWERS, FEATHERS. LACES, ROBES, CONFECTIONS, etc., from the leading houses ot Paris. ime. Bernheim has secured the valuable services of Mine. SOPHIE, who will have pleasure in catering to the cultivated taste of her many lady patrons, all of whom will undoubtedly transfer their former patronage to the new establish ment. The Dressmaking Department, Under the personal auspices of Mmne. BERN HEIM, will be conducted by Minme. LEONTINE, who has hitherto been employed in the First Houses of Paris, Assisted by a-competent corps of artists in their profession. Thankful for past patronage. and soliciting the continuance thereof, Mme. BERNHELM will give perfect satisfaction in Both Branches of Her House. Strict and careful attention paid to all city and country orders, at the most reasonable rates. New stock receiving by every steamer. oc21 lm JUIIO, PORTRAIT PAINTER, No. 3 Carondelet street, New Orleans. Portraits from life or from pictures of the deceased (in oil or crayon), from $25 to $150. My ART GALLERY is a pl ce of free re sort, and the public is invited to visit it at pleasure. oco tno24 IR. J. SAGET 19 ............ Chartres street....... .....19 Informs his numerous friends and the pub lie in general that fe has lately received from the Manufatories of Belgium sand England, a large quantag o; oP AMS, of the m t elegant * al alt :. tsda deo ;· i · · The following tariff of charges is adopt~t.a the undersigned to August 81, 1878: COMPRESSING. For foreign ports, direct or coastwise. whether by steam, sail or railroad, per bale......................... 1 ?5 a For coastwise ports, steam, sail or railroad, per bale................... ooeols. CHARGES TO SHIPPERS. Drayage to ship, per bale.............. 23s 0a Labor on cottons hauled by shippers, payable on delivery, per bale...... 10 eals. Covering sample holes with shippers' patches- ... patches............................... 4va Extra bands, each ................... 7 eal. On cotton shipmarked, not ordered the day it is weighed, storage and labor, per bale, with the privilege of remaining three days............ 10 celo . After three days, storage for first month, including the three days... . 30 oaen SMALL NUMBERS. On small numbers the cl arge for labor and storage for any period to 31st August, 1878, per bale ................ 30 On all lists or parts of lists of cotton received an weighed for hauling or transfer to another press, but not hauled the same day it is weigh ed, a charge will be made of, per bale................................... 3o el Extra drayage on cotton returned from ship, steamer or railroad, each way twelve and a half cents, to be paid by shipper, together, per bale...... 25 ocst For forwarding cotton, labor, per bale................................... loeea b. On all cotton ship-marked or small numbered, removed from one press to another for the purpose of stor age or compressing, or shipped without being compressed, per bale, 2seel-. to be paid by the purchaser upon delivery of the cotton. Cotton taken by original planters' mark wilL if removed upon the day it is received sal weighed, be delivered free of charge. Levee Steam Cotton Press, J. C. Denis, Prs Commercial Press, Smith & Goldsmith. Canal Street Press, J. V. VanWickle. Atlantic Press . . J. Zunts & Co. Fireproof Press, J. P. Mqpre. Jackson Press, O'Brien & Co. Louisiana Press, E. K. Bryant. Natchez Press, L. A. Levy. Jr. Orleans, Pelican and Shippers' Press, Sean Boyd & Co. Liverpool Press, Stanley & Co. Penn, Kentucky and Planters', Herndonm Krumbhaar. Virginia Press, Lewis & Lynd. Union Press, A. P. Mason. oats rr J. R. WALER, . D. D. S., Is..............Delor street........... CAREFULLY PERFORMS ALL OPERATIO IN DENTISTRY. o2s4 tf PARIS FASHIIONS. Ime. JULIE LaB. FISHEB, Brohek Ad B ach at! Parlors at the Turner Mansion, 15s...........CANAL STREET........... IS Begs to inform her lady friends and the Dubli generally that she has on hand one of the ma~ beautiful and complete selections of Parisia styles and fashions in BONNETS, HRAT, FEATHERS, FLOW 3M SHAWLS, Etc. In her DRESSMAKING DEPARTMENT she has employed the best Parisian Artiste, and she will be pleased if the ladies will call at bhe Iarlors, 188 CANAL STREEr. Mme. Julie LaB. Fbiher. oc19 tf FALL AND WINTER OPENING -or IMPORTED MILLINERY. SItane. RLomas RopsBaoitr No. 9 Chartres Street. Near Canal, -WILL HAVE HER OPENING ON Monday and Tuesday, November 5 antl -Of'the Latest Received PARIS BONNETS, HATS, -And other Novelties in MILLINERY. to which the Ladies in general are respectfuit invited. N. B.-No cards. oc1e a LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY -AZWD Agricultural and Mechanical College. This Institution is now open for the recepedo of students and cadets. The session begins. by law, October 5 and ends July 4. Tuition free. Admission granted to young men and youths not under fourteen years oa age, who are proficient in the branches of a common English education. They can enter at any time daring the session. Course of study for the present optional with the parent of the student or cadet. Military Cadets will be quartered in the Uni versity building; other students can find good board, at reasonable rates, in the city of Baton Rouge. EXPENBES FOR A MILITARY CADBT. Fixed expenses per month: Board, lodging and servant attendance, $12; washing and mend ing, $2 50; fuel and lights, 50 cents; medical at tendance, St; total, $16; or for the session of nine months, $144; or at that rate for part of ses sion. Payable monthly in advance. Contingent expenses per session: Estimates uniform clothing, $47; text books and station ery. $15; medicines, $5: breakages and other contingencies, ir$; total, $72. Payable $48 on ea trance; balance, $21, January 1. In cases of withdrawal*from the gatutioa cadets will be charged only for the time of at tendance, with this exception: that there will be no remission of fees for the last two months of the session. For fuller information, address oc20 m D. F. BOYD, President HENRY KLUNG, LITHOGRAPHER, ENGRAVER -AND F R RI 2 . "W Il RI. "11.. .......Magazine street . ........M NEW ORLEANS, LA. All work executed at, NewY . nrirna. ivstr F. BUS( H, GUN AND LOCKSMITH. No. connmereil Piae Ne w P1r6iI B M M1? tei r