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OFFIO'AL. JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF IHE CITY OF N]EW ORLEANS. VOL. II---NO. 312. NEW ORLEANS, FRIDA4, NOVEMBER 9, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. TIlE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS. MlUml~MIPPI. O1e NMndred Thousand Democratle Ma Jority. I lecial to ilhe Democrat..l IAocrlSox, Mins., Nov. H.-The straight. Demo oratle ticket has ,he.t eloeted without opposl tion. The la~islature will he overwhlelmingly Democratic, about two IRadicals and four inde pendents in the H(ouse of ltepresentative out. of I;4. In the tenate all the regular De.mo. cratoe nominees have bnen etected: therefore there will be but one W publolan otnator In thtt body-ho holds ovver-end no Indep'ndoents. lsalisliDpI stands, wh over Ieu.seu mijority. With the solid Bouth. K lIARSlt.l)A,LE. Chairman State, Commitee. Adalmn. l.a'rclt., Nov. '. - The oleu4loRn was very ,qulet and tim vote twenty to twently-live e'r etnt short ,f last ye~L. Any amuntIt, of 'atehin _. Indittion point clearly to the lction of the whole felsion ticket., oxenpt. pR hIbil, the county treasurer arl onlle mlnlrmilr of e Legislature. Woodl, olored. fusion ,llndl et for sheriff will I reoably have a mauorlty of m a lundred tit o1, hundred and fifty. Lan fl.au, fusion illnator. nnd B ,aker a ld anilr ln. .union ItepRUrRcnlltlI,t.1iP 1, are ierti.llly oeclod. G~eorge Wtashinglon. colored. fusion epresentatlve, in probably blaten. 'Llnrein. lnOoNrtAVRN Nov. .--The vole in 1 Ini,wln ountly was it folJ ws: J. M. Stone. -loem.. 1419: A.G..t B.rown. Indupndetlll ntl . Tli et.heher D)uim Oeratlce oeLdidiilti for litnte o~i(eIs w re ,II Swithout opplosition, their vote. ranging tgm 264 to 1t01. n the con ty til lket R. It. Appllwhlte. Dlmo Crat. was elnlted ltrleresotntatitve, recliving 1ut0 votes to eel for H. I'. Apklns, Indeyoendont. A. b. (ox. Democrat. was elected Itheriff by Iiprity. uX.le rer there were three candidates ,P.Mlae Democrat, who got 451 Votes John etmsne lie ublican, who got, iti votes, and t o received. 09A votes, trand was elected. nte Democrat and one Indepondenlt wore jI t atioee of the peace. ell election was very quiet, beUt the contest at Selame time was very warm and exciting. The negroes In Brookhaven voted the lndo pendent ticket solidly. Pike. The following in the vote for Repreosntative dSheriff in IPke' so far ait hieard from, to wit: tot iep;resentat iv, - t.ausey, i)omoOrat an11; .onorl y. Indfielideint3 :1tt4. For Bhorld-Mlc. et m DocnOlrat, 2,I: (,olllns, Independenn , :013. L'mert.-It n sutluopse i that McNulty will beat n (l 200 in the collunty, and Causey's majority will reach lom. NEW YORK. etirmates of the New LYork Press. The Times. Nitw Yonx, Nov. s.-The Times publishes to morrow m-rnini a list, of the members ololted .o the Logishature which makes it stand as fol lows: t9enato. 20 otooblioians. 12 D mooratse; Assembly as leDublbians.a Demoma rats. 1 4bor Relformnr. A Rtpublican majority on ioint ballot of 1. n The nun. The ,San sav the Rotublleans will have a ma jority in the Mmnatet. In the Asemibly the inll tations are that the Dern erats will have a el im m.ajority, though the Rtepublicans claim it. It wlt require a complhet.o oount in some of tho Iola rural districts to dlaide. Tho majority for Beach in the State will be about It,,eo. though it may fail below that flg rg2. Ho runs several thInusand behind his icket. The World. The WVorld makes the Mtatte untate stand. Drobahlly Republican by two miorlty. The Ausembly is In doubt., but counting the one -reenbeek mItan from Chmunlg as a Democrat, it le probaly Os Democrats to oi Repu.lllicans. The Herald. The leraol figures as follows: Senate,-le npublcans 19. Demoorats 13. Assembly-Repumb Ilcans 67. Democrats 6o. Labor and Greenbac'k 1. The Tribune. The TrUilnec says the Sonate is pvosibly Re Dublican. and tho Assembly is in doubt. Its ures are: Semtato-ll.publliean 1R. Democrat o, Independent 1. Assembly-Democrat. a3. publican a. Greenback Democrat 1. John -Norri~sey ithe Independent. MARYLAND. The Legislature. BALTrMOnE. Nov. s.-Returns indicate that Keating, Democrat, for Controller, will have so000 to :).o00 majority. The Senate seventeen Democrats and nine Republican-. The House Drobably sixty-five Democrats and nineteen Re hblieans. In the last House the Republicans had twenty-four. Tilden on the Flections. New YoRn, Nov. 8.-DurIng an interview yes terday, ex-Gov. Tildon said that he was satis fled with the way the elections went. He thinks the Republican party is demoralized by the way it got into power, and he predicts its early dissolution. Philadelphia Strikes. PHILADELrPIA, Nov. s.-At a meeting of strik ing car drivers of the upper section of the city it was decided not to accede to the reduction de manded by employers. John Winchester's mills, employing forty-five hands. went out, to-day. Next week it is ex pected the strike among the smaller mills will be general, but no reduction of wages is an ticipated in the larger mills. Another Defaulter. TRENTON. N. J., Nov. s.-A defalcation of fif teen to twenty thousand dollars has been dis covered in the accounts of Walter F. Bartlett. receiver of taxes. Bartlett is also proprietor of the American Hotel. He was arrested privately last evening, and after a fruitless effort to obtain security was committed to jail. A Bequest for Cardinal McCleakey. pNw YORK. Nov. R.-A bequiestof nearly $30.,000 has been left to Cardinal MeCloskey by the late Mrs. Catharine Merrill, widow of Nathaniel W. Merrill of this eity. The Erie Railroad Ordered To Be Sold. Naw Yoax. Nov. s.-The decree of foreclosure and sale of the property, rights and frapchises, etc., of the Erie Railroad Company has been raneted by Judge Donohue. in the Supreme Court, in chambers, an t there appears to be now some prospect of the railroad soon passing out of the receiver's hands. The decree was grant ed in the suit of the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company against the Eris Railroad Company and others, that being one of two suits in which the receiver's appointment was m ide abo ut two yearr ago. The sale of the property takes place in this city. The property is to be sold subieet to the receiver's contracts. Ex-Judge James C. Spencer will audit and pay the accounts of the receiver of the Erie Railroad. The amount which may he found due the receiver upon ac count is to be a lien on the property. In case a new company is formed by the bondholders the receiver may make arrangements with the latter to take the bonds and coupons for their fair value, or a pro ra a for the amounts found due him. Marine. Nxw YoRK, Nov. 8.-The steamers Columbus. SHaimai and San Salvad -r, from Savannah, have arrived off Sandy Hook. Bankrupt. SPRIN.FIELD, Ill., Nov. s.-Corideon Weed, of ef Bloomington, has filed a voluntary petition 1r bankruptcy, with liabilities of $1.00,ooo,. and rly ay. assets. Mr. Weed has bean loan g money for other parties in Illinois on farm ortgat, yuarant een the interest and pin fandf the Toesecurities having been -I..'..~ea d . iN an al t:be same. The threat mnlt ynsrterany by t Ia . Hlresidet of the central organization that Ie ltin ejeltmlenle are allowed to he Inforcned. Nnew Yorkers must not ho astonis.thed if they seP' the disrrder of another Pittsburg. is ridictiuld hy tlhe. Rmnlufwt.u rrs. FOREIGN NEWS. Political Excitement In France. va'*4nii. Novt. --The ,niailnardi's Paris diis atch anys: There Ji great, exIltomenl. in pDo tical 0ircles. The Io niutr lis alnm', t the only Conseorvative journal which recommennnl s ta ciin ollketor¥ polliy. This journal asserts that Prestdeyt Mal.elllon has no Intention of re iglllltg as he is (rinvinclI that such a rcourse would iexpos) the country to the greatest peril. The Woosung Railroad. EAINoluninlln, Nov. N.-~hl' Ilondon corrtspon alnt of the SiNetsa~in, says: Lord Dertl . hs noI lillled the (lhi noselgoveronilontl that. her Majioty's ,vernml'llonl t will I.gard th destructiton of the Woosulng railway ita an unfrlndly act. The strike of the Clyde Iron Workers. LoNInoN. Nov. s.----Lord Moncrthff. the arlltra toir inpointuditu to adiijui.st, the diffolrenoes hot weit mlntors anl iron workers in Ithe ( tyIdi, shli yalrlsl , ldeided tli it N a. il deulllalll t'the I Iron workier for an inCert'se of wages. __ - --. . .__ ..... . WARL NOTES. The Warlike Mllontenegrins. IZRAUHA Nov. .--The Montenogrlns are Im hardlinig iort Hordtar, near Hu.uZ. 'I h v also have twenty sItge gIuns in poslltion befor~r I'odiigaritza. Another nRull ian Victory at iars. LoNhoN., Nov. s.--A ItIuIslan oflillal disitch, latied ioenakdlnila Novoen tier 6,. says: (tGei. Hi.looroff yeiisterday occupiedl a Doiltlon n fro'nt of the soutwllNesiorn fort of Kars for thce ur pose of erecting .io1th baltlttries. The Turks attlcked liWm, wore detfeated,ll. and retrallted in disorder, itpurslued iby the Itulsians inito Fort ItHllz Pi'ashi at the plolnit of the havonet. Thly Inifieted great hisa on the 'lTurks. Nlkeod the tlanN. e'liturued ten oflfTers and forty nOen, anlld tihen rt.,lhed with small loss. The Frenel Troubles. LToNoN. Nov. s.-A specuial dispatch fromin Ptris hasa the following: The DHUnroglio Cal ' let will remain in oflice for the present. Tche mnmbers of the ilght In the Hienate have atlan doned the projiet for an inter ol ation. It in unuiiirstool that the Loft of tho Cithamber of Detpulties have resolved to invallidate the .lne, tlon of those C(onIservativesIi who wore rI'eturned by small nimairtllt N. Rtnlllors a're current of Ia difftroneulC htweenM. 'l Gro., tPr.suloit of lthe Chamlher of Depn.uties,. nd h. amntbatntla. "COLON ELp." IWashing on Capital.] The oolonels and judges have come to town. The rotunda of the Ebbitt House reverberates with the din of debate and clinking of glasses. Knotsof bar-room stat.nmon, from points of vantage commanding the bar doors, wrestle in wordy wrangle over the l'resident's policy and what the "people really want, by God, sah I" The hotel bell-boy flies around with unwonted alacrity, In hope of the illusive quartor; the beguiling hackman charges up on all who even look across the avenue, shouting out, "Hero's your old driver, colonel!" and drives the annoyed "colonel" into a stroeet car for the fare of which he has borrowed a nlckel from the "judge;" the vigilant barber, soapy, sBontAid and smiling, halls each un shaven face that passes, "Walk right in, col onel, you're next." The pavement in front of Willard's In the morning resembles a parterre of gay flowers. Clusters of "colonels," hedges of "Judges" fringe the sidewalk, with flaming countenance, like sunflowors. The buds on their Bardolphian noses, swell to blossom by the sprees of nights, rival the hxamtonnicres of those lovely arid graceful go raniums, the treasury clerks, who, rising from their Sevros vases, called boarding houses, wend their way to their daily toll. Spots of rash, those crimson guests, pour their pinky blossoms over the judicial physi ognomy of the "judges," and the air is laden with the seductive xodors of the distillery. Well may this be called the gay season in Washington. It is with a mournful regret we chronicle their accession to office, for then we lose them. True, more come; a vast army is always ready to rush in the breach, but it roequire months! of tippling and hotel letter writing to ripen and color them. "Here goes, co)lonel I" We would never be without a coleo ncl in our button-hole or a judge in our hat, if we could help it. NECOR ROBEgON's SACRILEGE. The Bones of the Nation's Dead Not to be Scattered With Gunpowder Blasts. [N. Y. Sun.] A survivor of the wreck of the iron-clad Tecumseh who lives in this city, received a letter on Monday from Geo. M. Duskin, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, informing him of the granting of a perpetual injunction against junk dealers, and all other persons, restraining them from interfering with the remains of the iron-clad and two hundred men whose bones lie in her hulk at the bottom of Mobile Bay. The Tecumseh was sunk by a torpedo in the channel off Fort Morgan, Mobile bay, in the light under Admiral Farragut, on the 5th of May, 1864, and of 200 souls on board only seven escaped. They found egress through a hatch eighteen inches square in the turret. The wreck has lain ever since deep down in the quicksand where the vessel sank-a vast iron coffin for the men who went down in her, no attempt having been made to recover their bodies. Secretary Robeson sold the wreck last win ter to junk dealers for old iron. It being necessary to make some 600 blasts to obtain the iron in pieces, which would have scat tered the bones of the patriots in all direc tions, steps were taken to stop this desecra tion of the patriots' remains, and a temporary injunction was obtained. An appeal from the proceedings was taken by the junk dealers, and the United States Circuit Court for the District of Alabama has ordered that the in junction be perpetual. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's, Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. A Singular Autumn. The unusually warm weather of this autumn has filled the fields around Port Kent, on Lake Champlain, with wonders of nature. A correspondent of the Troy Times says: "We have a very singular autumn, its like being unknown to the oldest frontiers man. There is a second growth of strawber ries black and red raspberries, and some apple trees are in blossom, while the apples have not yet been picked. On our farm we have cut the second crop of hay." The oys termen of Maryland state that the weather has never been more favorable for catching oysters than this season and as unfavorable for selling them. The boatmen have had more oysters to spoil on their hands this year than ever occurred in the same space of time before. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Bead Navra's invitation to the OChina Palace. The coast at the Port Said mouth of the Suez canal is advanci noutward at a rapid rate, es timated at fifty yards oerannum-a truly alarm inl statement, which, if only half correct, will involve extensive dredging operations every year. The general level the Mediterreen is said to have fallen about fur inches since the oana has btan opined. CAPITAL NOTES. CONIiREMUIONAL PROCEEDINIGA. The Nenate. WARHINoITON. Nov. .,-The, 8enate met at 12 m.. and bills and petitions were' introduced and aplr oriately referred, a fo llws: ily Mr. Mionhnald: A petiton from J. C,. FoTthassllsn, tasking for relief on a sewing ma 0hi lH patent. Bly er. MDonald: A resolution that thes x ense Incuarrer d by the com. 01 ittle atpointed to nttendthe funeral of the Intoe Menator Morton tie approved by tihe PrnsIdent of tile Mnate. Mr. Cockrell. from tbe (.olmmlitteo on Claims, prsentedl a favorable report. on the bill for th" relief of Amos Ireland. of Florida. l'lahcd on the calendar. Ily Mr. Garland: A bill to create a circuit court for the district of Arkansas. By Mr. Anthony: A hill to authorize the oer,' tar'y of the'i T'rea (ury t in ur(chase a certalin l t. of land for governmlent pturlp)oses: also to allow 'orm. j. O(. Mathews. ,f the ulithd SMt to naIvy, to acep't at sliver teat, t. fr, frl tio Emperor of Him. Mr. Ilamliln. from thI Cnommittre on 'Post offiles Itrd I'Pot Illndl. rope rtetd favorably (n thi bill for the rlilef of Edwin Ilodgers. Plaleod on the ufolllndar. ly. Mr. Ingalls: A bill ito nll.nnd tle'hnrtBr of the National Life Illslrlaln' (on1011tany and for windling uu the affairs of i ht, same. By. Mr. Mathlws: A bill su pvlemnntal if an nat to provide for the r(sumlption of stelle pay Inlllt . ily Mr. lpencfer: A bill for the reliof of the Il)eposit Marillsgs (fofnlpany of Molio. By Mr. (ChalTeo: A preoan.ibfl and resolutionsl setting forth that Congress did, Iy the aft of June, 1(s;2. and Iby sflt.sefqulmelft acts. grant large .uhbtlffdhs In tihe sheam of land grants t.o blullf the Union Pacilll Rlailroad utIn feort.al conmll lions; anti Whereas. aitd roadls have Ilgiffltsed to operate their roald in llconfolrmity to sa11dulCt,; t.lfrf'fforfe Ivl''tle. TI'hat tih I'roltent ih require'd to inform the HMlate whalt Ileilful melnallre are nll'essHHary to enforT. the performance of said1 fon tracts. Mr. Clhatffee asked that this I. print4ld and lay over. Ht gave nltiif, tihalt lhe woafid call it uID early Inext Vwook anld siubmit, solne remarks 11 pon it. Mr. ''homson suggesLted that the preamble he modflled to read: Whereas, it is alleged, in place of assertiug that it is a fact, etc. The House. WAlIIINIaTON. Nov. M.-The Housea, on motion of Mr. Atkins rf'solved Itself into the cprommit tee of the whole on the army a propriation bill Cox. of New YorK in the nhair. After the bill had been read in tih cfmiflttcn Mr. AtKins said that he was unllrtain as to the wlshes of the' Hlousfe on the subjfet of a agmlral debate of the Sflestion; neithtr he nor t hecommittee had any les Ire to restrilct dffbatt. anmd he t.htrefore moved ia referesnce of the bill tof the comnlmitte, for thel" tplrose of limiting thet general debate on the The commlt'-e rose,. andl aftelr a little discus sloln tw houlrs Was fixd on 1f s the time11 tfo dis of11s th, bill1 At 12:11 thie lHouse . ilgain wnllt into time com miltto of the' whiole. Mr. Atkins said thatl. h wonl'd orpllly built a few minulltes Ill ex illlantion of the rFeat urlts of the bill. fho ,av it. as his 'pi niohn that he Ap tropriati , ( mitt l.o had nol hllg tOl d ' wih the delay in callling thll extra sesslon of Con grfas: that. bhlollmn' to the Judilcary Commit. toe. He pal tllhre waRs but olne tenm n blhis bill that wasr not in ithe former lI 1--that was an ap frropriation of $)o.,ss) for converting the mooth IIore into rifled cannon. HIe said this wouflt make excellent riflal guns out of the fcompara tively worthless Itodman guns, and the co¢m mintteo thought this sum couldI be expended In these expterimonls. He nlext wanton tt, show the manner in which the items had been arrived at.. and how the com mittee had been enabled to reduce the amount of the appropriation for horses for the cavalry. There Ihad buon a material rtdlluction in co0Lsf(-. (lllllcne of the te.rlinlltion of the Hioux war, which left a sul tly ',f horses on hand. In the matte.r of clothing there had been an increase of agpro rlations., bf..use the supply left at thie close of the war hat in part. fulrnlshed clothing for the prfredntlg ycars. ThIs had been ex haustod, and the lstImatis this year were for all new clothing for the army. The debate was continulled by Foster. Conger and Phillips in favor of kfnrflng up the nu11 her of mlln. and Dulrham and 1inegleton aIl Ilnst. it. Two houllr were lllowed for general dlebate: at the closte of that time Schleieher ploved to strlke out the chluso limiting tile army to the number now actually in it at this time. This gave rise to adebaw under the five mlnutes rule, which lastlod until adiournmoent. At 4:20 p. m. the House without a vote being reached ad journed. Confirmations. WA¥SHINGTON Nov. H.-In executive session this morning, the Senate confirmed a large nunl ber of nominations for postmasters. The Committee on Foreign Affairs reported favorably on the nomination of John S. Welsh of Pennsylvania for tn- British Mission. Mexican Extraditilon. WAHINoTON,. Nov. 8.-The Diaro (lffiale of Mexico. of ctohber 17, contains what alppoars to ble an authioritative exposition iof the. views of theo Mexican governmnent In rotor once to the extradition treaty with the United Statees. It claims that the antion of the Executive in ordering the surrender of the rioters who attacked the Rio Grandlec City jail was in ac cordance with thee advanced and onlightened principles of international law, and was re quired by thei pteuliar ,ircumnstances of the crime. It says: "The government has duties toward its citizens; it has also international duties, to which tt would be unfaithful if it re fused assistauce in the excution of justice." Mexican Clalms. WAsHINtTON, Nov. s.-Senator Edmunds, in the Senate this morning, offered the following resolution, which was agreed to: Resoh'ed. That the Committee on the Judiciary be and is hereby instructed to inquire and re port whether any legislation is necessary in or der to authorize the payment outof any moneys received, or to be received, from the republic of Mexico or otherwise, to American claimants, of awards made by the commission created un der the treaty between the United States and that republic. the ratifications whereof were exchanged on February 1.18s9. Nominations. WASHINGTONov. N 8.-The President to-day sent to the Senate the following nominations: Henry Sanford. of Florida, to be Minister to Belgium; Wm. A. Stewart. of Kentucky. to be Collector of Internal Rtevenue. Second District ef Kentucky; Wn. M. Burwell. of Louisiana. to be Register of the Land Office at New Or leans; Alexander Smith. to be Postmaster at Baton Rouge. La.: L. North. to be Postmaster at Brunswick, Ga.; John M. Clintock, to be United States Marshal of Maryland. Republican Senatorial Caucus. WASHINGTON. Nov. s.-The Republican Sen ators had a caucus this morning for the pur pose of filling the chairmanship of the Commit tee on Privileges and Elections. made vacant by the death cf Senator Morton; also to make ar rangements for the reconstruction of the other committees of which the late Senator was a meuber. No action was taken beyond referring the whole question to a sub-committee, consist ing of Hamlin, Sargent and Allison. Revenue Receipts. WASHINGTON. NOV. 8.-The internal revenue receipts to-day were. $286,751 05; customs, $427. 398 83; National Bank notes received for re demption, $6490o. The Sliver Bill. WASHINGTON, Nov. s.-The Senate Committee on Finance held a meeting this morning, and had a discussion upon the silver bill which passed the House the other day. No action was taken. Strong's Letter. WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.-Justice Strong 1s not at all pleased wi h the publication of his private letter to G. W. Jones of Tennessee. He regards the action of. Mr. Jones in giving his letter to the press as an inexcnsable breach of faith. He says that while the views stated are not in consistent with those he had always and now does entertain, there is avast difference betweens the manner in which they might be mentioned in private correspondence and that in which they were to met the public ere. Vhs i ·ae2. Stlatus to Inform the M.noH+lt what legli Impcdi entis. if allyv. exist. which pIrOent the exe'nl! tiol of the laws of ('ongress concerning the oper.ttion)l of the Union P'acile lland hratilhi In ac.rcrdanet with thie agrel'tl nit made be twien the government and thie company, to iil the)l to a strict obuervnnonc of the law inder a pei'nalty of Inlmmtdiateo forf.itiur of til thlir rights, privileges andl grants from thei United l tati. toge r wther with all property of any kiind belogllig to tilco, . lany. A RI PUIBLICAN IN'ri.iui. Tlhe Anti-Ilayes Republicans Anxious to leat the Prewldent's Nnnluecs. [N. Y. Herald.] WARHIINoTTON, Nov. 4. The intrigue by lie wotiliran Senators last March, which hiad for Its object thel defeat, by the help of D1)mtlo (rats, of the Cabinet, has been renewed her'e, ,li!thbje't now bling to gain over I)ernocratli Senators to help the anti-Hayes Republhcans to defeat many of the 'resident's nonina ,io.ns. The samen lleptlillean Senators who pdotted i procure tllhe rejection of the Cabi net in March aire btliovedl to be eingaged in the prIesent scheorn, which is about i a certlin t, fal as the former. 'l'lhere is a feeling of obo1'irtn hitter.ness anl)lg .oilme lte ]tIlh1lan itnatlors towardsl the I'resient., lind tiy a'(re determined tIo break down his nominat,olne and his polity at all hazards. There is a rumor that, the L illliana Melna tirs-- Spofford and Eulstis -coiuld be piut in at on.,. aind by the act If promin'iltnt lpubllillcan Stellnators, if they were able t AI a55l~re these ill their tln of cnough )nlrno(ratic votesl in the in,,nte to iefeat solme of tile prominent norni nations of tile Preslient now before the MHll ate. Thle anti-Hayses men would ilnel i.t hlast a 1c/n I)enoratll Me.oellll tcors to help th!rn in thetr sche1llle. *. - - .--.. .. Unhappy Fernandina. Of the situation at Ftornandina, thie Hitvnn" nah Niu,. saysH: (Only twenty whites who It nainedn in the town escaped the sickness. 'Tih fatality ials been heavy. Accordlling to the crnsus taken Septnlhber 28. 1877, there wan a ipopulation of whites, 518; colored 1114; total white and colored, 1632. From August 21 to October 31 there were ninety four deaths, making a fatality of live and a ailf per xcent of the total population. The death rate among the whlites was about six teen per cent, thlere being only about ten ldaths among thll eolored. The white popu lation depend exclusively on the shipping for a support. They are all poor, and have no neans or other business, but are dependent solely on the proceeds of their labor for a livelihoomi ; and now that there is no shipping they will hiave to be fed by the city foratleast a month to come, or the sulffring will be fear ful. The Sanitary Committee havo received but $17,000) fromn all sources, and with this anum they have paid for medicines, nurses, funeral expenses and all the other expenses incltlent tAo an lipldtenic of yellow fever, be sides feeding noarly tilhe whole population. iOn the ,0th of October they had in the treasury $1 5r0, and wieren in debt $20001. The Panama Electoral Commisslon. f N. Y. Nun.] An Electoral Commission has just declared (;en. Correoso duly elected president of the State of Pananla. At the last previous ac counts from that favored spot, a body of troops appropriately called the Division P aci flcldora had just arrived from the pacificatory task of shooting all the ringleaders in the recent revolution. A banquet given by Preod dent I)ana in satisfaction over this result, and also in honor of his favorite minister and accomplice in his coup d'leat of last May, Honor Oblltas, abrbptly concluded In a little unpleasantness. For Oblltas had proceeded to abuse his host, in replying to a sentiment, as one who "con verted the national flag into a dirty rag." Whereupon Gen. Daza grabbed his guest and kicked him out of the room and out of offie; and with l)aza standing dazed over the oblit erated Oblitas, the curtain of the Panama news fell, to now rise, it seems, on a Presl dent declared by an Electoral Commission. But though Panama has gone low, of late, In coups d'ltat and military dictatorships, we do not imagine this Electoral Commission to be one of the Hayes sort, for Panama has not dropped so far as to have a IouisIana Re turning Board. A Russian roclallst. One of the Russian proverbs runs: "An awl cannot be hid in a sack." The fate of Gorono vitch, of Odessa, shows that a treacherous pol(le tool cannot be long concealed in a loose and baggy association, such as a Socialist society. He was a student in one of the gov ernment gymnasia, and was induced to join a secret society. Ills assocl ates suspected that he was disloyal to the cause, and in the pay of the police. Spies wero set to dog his footsteps, and eventually the society, convinced of his guilt, resolved to put him out of the way. One evening while ie was taking a lonely walk near the city, a band of conspirators beat his head almost to a jelly, and then drenched it with vitriol, leaving the wretched lad on the highway hor ribly disfigured and nearly dead. He was rescued by the police and conveyed to a hos pital, where he lingered long enough to make a clean breast of his connection, with the so ciety, and named his associates. The Contested ieats In the House, f iNew York World.] WASHINo(rON, Nov. 2.-The Committee on Elections of the House met this morning and entered into consideration of the seventeen contested cases before it. It was decided to notify all contestants to file within one week, with the committee, their testimony for pub lication. The contested cases ,will be taken up alphabetically in the order of States, making, in the regular order, the Belford Patterson contest third on the list. The order in which the contests are given consideration depends much upon the time occupied in col lating and printing the testimony, and Messrs. Belford and Patterson are both mak ing strenuous efforts to obtain for their case the first hearing of the committee. The papers in the Colorado case haveing already been sent to the printer, that case will be the first one disposed of. Heathen Missionaries. The heathen are organizing foreign mis sions for the conversion of Christians. The Hindoos of the sacred city of Benares have founded a society for the propagation of Brahminism among the Christians of Austra lia. An eminent Brahmin of the name of Sur adschi, a man of great authority, has recent ly been visiting some of the English colonies, and while traveling in Australia, was appalled and grieved at the fearful prevalence of drunk enness among the Christians. Returning toIn dia he called together a number of thoughtful Brahmins, to whom he communicated his glowing zeal to do something for the salva tion of their degraded fellow men and fellow subjects in Australia. The only perfect rem edy, he considered, would be the conversion of these Christians to a better and purer faith. A large sum was collected for the pious and benevolent enterprise, and some of the Brahmins declared their willingness to devote themselves to the work, and to spend and be spent in this humane and holy cause. Suradschi is now engaged in translating fit ting passages from the Vedas into the English tongue, for the use of the mission aries. A Decision of Interest to Gamblers. [Philadelphia Telegraph.] The gambling fraternity is particularly in terested in a decision just made by the New York Court of A , as it ndicates the course ikely to din oloplainte TWOi _ o n o him oult of his money. Following their arrest the district attorney having found It almrnos irnpossible to convict gamblers upon the spe cifli chargo of swindling in the pursuit of their nefarious profo~alon, tried the experl mont of Indllting the prisoners for larceny. Upon their trial n the Court of (Genral 8es slons, their Vcounwil contondedl that the offTense was not lareeny, the money having beeu vol untarily surrentdered( and that It matter d not how fraudulent may have been the ntenmt, so long as therem was no trespass. Tihe District Attorney took a contrary gr(ond. The judge charged for a conviction, which followed. Time case was then taken to the Court of Appeals. which tribunal has affirmLed the judgmnlent in the (General MSsslons, J.udge MIller writing thel opinion and( all the judgsc concurrinig. THE WHIPPING PONT. What a Northern Paper IHa to May In Favor or It. [Ohicago Times.] A morbid si ttinontality, encouraged by various leoturers and writeurs a few years ago, caused the abldillon of the ihtth penalty as a punisihnrlnlt for crine iln many of the Htates. Phis dilseasedi opinion asIurnle that criminals were permons to be pitlil rather than pun shedl, an ld l much toward converting jails and prisons Int'o Institutions for petting In stead of punishing their innulAes. At present there ire ai few persons who hold that the in rnatA's of thnse inltitultlons shoulld recI'ove pay for tie little work they do in thorn. Thbey take the ground that crhrinals are not re sponlliblo for tIheir twts, neve!r having re celved ran eduatioln in Hunday schools and free public schools. These sentimentalists tlotk upor jails and priston as deslrable places for reforming criminals by kindness, but they would have thorn so conducted as inot to mateLrially interfere with the pleasure of the occupants. The rectnt rapid Increase In pauperism and crime, the present Insecurity or life and prop erty, as well as the crowded condition of our jails and pnrltentlaries, and the expense at tendrling ther), have caulsed some other people tog IUgin to suspect that there should be more rigid as well as more economical punishment. They believe that this may be found most ad vantaqeously In the lash and whipping post. They 'point with pride" to the prompt man ner In which I)elaware disposes of her criml nals and to the general dislike criminals en tertain towards that State. The great num ber of criminals supported In jails and pris ons Imposes an oppressive tax on the better clauss In the comnrnunlty. Confinement in a secure building does not act to deter persons from robbing hen-roosts, stripping clothes lines, plundering houses, or stenaling horses and cattle. Many steal because they are too lazy to work, and prison life agrees with them bocaue they are well lodged and fed while they have little to do. In many cases imnprisoning a man for some petty offense results In a punishment on his family rather than on himselfl. He gres where he is well fed, sheltered, and clothld, while they are doomed to a life of wretched ness and minery. The c omrnunity whlchi the criminal has outraged is also punished in the form of taxation to keep him in confinemoent, and perhaps to support his family. It is held, and In Delaware is generally believed, that culprits fear the lash more than any means of punishment. It is certainly an inexpensive one. Brother Beveridge and other senti mental persons would never approve of it for the reason that it allows few oppor tunities for granting pardons. Lawyers who gain a livelihood by carrying criminal eases to higher courts would also oppose the lash, for their clients might receive their punish ment before a stay of proceedings could be obtained. Nevertheless there are reasons for believing that the advocates of the whipping post are by no means Inslgnificant In nuni bers in the country at large, and It will not be surprising if persons with practical no tions about ectonomy present the subject in somer of the Mtate Legislatures before long. The lash has been restored in England and in Canada for the punishment of certain crimes, and the experiment is said to have proved entirely satisfactory --to everybody but the criminals. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's, Road Navra's invitation to the China Palace. -- * -~c---- The Vote of Parts. At the election, October 14, the vote of the twenty arrontlissements of the French capital was as follows: Aggregate vote of the Re publican candidates, 2:;3,:110; all others, in clusive of scattering votes, 54,242. The ap parent majority of 182,068 does not give the full Republican majority which is not far from 200,000. St. Denis voted 16,811 Repub lIcan, to 18,831 for all others. Sceaux, another circumscription of the same department, voted 21,514 Republican, to 4239 for all others. Total votes in twenty arrondissements and five circumscriptions of Seine, 274,(665 Iepub lican; all others, 77,312-197,353 majority. ----91 04- -- Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. . 0 ~~t--- Shrinkage of Values in Massachusetts. ISpringfield Republican.] The State valuation falls off this year $101,000,000, being about $70,000,000 on real estate and $30,000,000 on personal. This is the largest reduction of any year yet, and overdoes in some measur'the inflation of years like 1872, when an increase of $200,000,000 was reported. The valuationr of the State as now reduced, and without the corporations and the savings bank deposits, stands at $1,668,226,000. The depreciation at Boston this year was over $62,000,000. The reduction in taxation last year was nearly $3,000,000, but this year only $861,000, showing that most municipalities made in 1876 about all the re duction possible in their expenditure. The cities below Boston, however, have retrenched more sharply during the current year. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Uses of the Palmetto. The palmetto has been considered one of the most worthless trees of Florida. A gentleman from Volusia now comes forward with a display of brushes, mat' ings and ropes. made from the inner birk, and contemplates the building of a manufactory at Volus'a. The wild orange. also, has always been regarded as a worthless fruit. and millions have rotted every year. An enter prising Yankee has engaged In manufacturing from them essences, syruos and marmalades. He has met with considerable success. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Capt. John Wilson. The above caption to this notice will be suffi cient to attract the attention of all persons who are admirers of true American heroism. The advertisement announces a grand vocal and instrumental concert for the benefit of this hero's widow, at Grunewald Hall, on Tuesday, November 13. The Queen of England having herself shown her appreciation of the eminent services of Capt. Wilson for his gallant rescue of the crew and passengers of the ill-fated steamship Con naught, it behooves our citizens, of all nation alites, to testify their admira'ion of a brave and noble sailor and philanthropist, by affording ample relief to his w )rthy and bereaved widow. Full particula s of the pe formance for this purpose will be given h-reafter, but a glance at the names of the executive committee will satisfy all persons as to the earnesrness with which his old-time friends have undertaken this performance. Get your kid gomes at Keeger's. TIE IJEEVEMS. * TIlE VARIIOUI( PLANS sUtflJtsiNTEDP u O1p IEKUIIILDINU1 THEM. The Tiree Levee Kills Before CongreMs..r A Mublsldy Asked for a Levee (eam~ mission-'Capt. Eads' Plan for eeolu , structlnlr the Channel of the I1erf. I[Hpooial Correpmndonie of the Demoorat] Ennrr'rrT lol.. Washington, Nov. 4. 11ff7. During such lillt! Intervals as I havebeeo habl to snanth between the nagony of the Lotli. Lo))na cao and lthe lunacy of the c'urrenoy quett s tlon. I have devotnd myself to mounding the House and Benat.n in detail upon tile subleotf ''l IH EVE.IR. , ' At, this time, it. Is of coul'rs imtosiblo to foire east with anyv alocnry timht et) 1'ili, action whlaob this Congress will roachi rtgarding the leevell of the Mississlppi: bIut I am aidb first, to aea5s . yoll that there will be notion, antd second thet It will i I itoral at lest ast s viwed from thest a d point here; though whether tilh! public mindit your latitdio, will lake the same view of it,I At the olutseti 'rIIuE I,(VLEE COMMITTEER OF1 T110 IIOUtS1 tns been organized as 0one of the regullar 0o tandilng committees, instead (of being as here.. tofore a elor!t committee'. Thils fart arries with it greater import, than might be at first thoughtb apIarent to any one not familiar with patEi i mentary custom and t1he1 methods of legisltlatg In Congress. The materlal point of differeteM Is this: Htanding eommlltells are organ.led for geneiral duty, or for Rsuh spe.ial services a tay be ehl nntional in tbIlir Importance, whileo select, cmmlttees are constltluterd to look after affalir whtlh, by reason of ephemeral, partltaa or sectional character, are not doomed of equal importance to all the componlent parts of the.-] hody politle. Under the operation of this rul. the Leoveo Committee has hitherto been .0gn .tltuted upon the select basis, and the faot th.~a It has now been promoted to a regular status ri of Itself an establishment of the nationaltP i portanne of the levee Interest as a recognllmti.t prinnitple. " This was accomplished by the last CongreM . and, though nothing else was done, the stmply elevation of the levees into an enterprtis o national character was itself a long stride, g~4 alTthat could reasonably have been expeoted of a Congress that had its hands full of Pre..t dential election, with such a moan as Tilden fog a candidate, iin posse or in es0e. I should say here, en passant, that the fafutt* of the last Congress to take practical hold of tb levee question was not due to any remisat on the part of ot0R DIITICOATION: for M,'ssrs. Gibson, .Ellis and Levy stood t .. fully in the Ibreach through all the long siessio of 1875-76, trying persistently to get their wogk4i, in. Of course, nothing could be done In the2 short sesslon, which was consumed in the elas . toral count to the excluslon of all materia'lf .. terests, local or national, domestlc or forefg But the present Congress is not laborting't .'. der any such disabiltlies, and there is s& sta g2" and daily growingAlispositlon to take a - from the wrangles ionli tics in order to try . dlothe country some good. As a general pr(Po. sition I find that THI Rin tUILD1INO OF THE LEYVE. I1 looked upon with unqualllfid favo by of all parties and from all sections of b try. At all events, I have talked witl sentatives of all politics and sections wgthetkl ., yet tindlng any dissent from my propo1dttU -, that it is thell duty of the government to V.1Vt the soil of Loulsiana and Misslsslprsi trol overflow by the drainage of JIskota. Weqs+ Pennsylvania and Minnesota. Ho far th no dispute, and I doubt if a motion to test sense of either house on a general propoli like the above would find any difficulty i ing from the Clerk's desk to the Bpe. s Vice President's table by unanimous But on the matter of direct legislation opinion divided; the dliffrenee of opinion f ing upon varieties of expedlent, methods of pro cedure and amounts of appropriation. It may be said that there are now THtEE s YHTIhM UNDEx CoNsIDnEnATION by which to improve rebuilid or complete 't lhvees; the difference in terms implyisngl - closely thediversity in the systems. To I2d1 we may add a fourth, which has not the prl " inence of the other three at this time, but wh . may eventually be adopted, nevertheless. THE FIRST PLAN alluded to under the head of "to improVe" levees. is in the nature of an extra item in a regular River and Harbor bill. which pai, . adopted, will involve the direct guardlanship .O the govern ment over the wholi matter, andt placing of the work underthe superisi[o the engineer corps of the army. Ti meets with most favor among the delegat least interested in the matter, and is in the same ratio objectionable to those W o constituencies are more or less diretl volved. The trouble with this plan, as by the river people, is that It could not be comprehensive enough: that under its op tion the Mississippi would have to takb, chances with all the other rivers, subject to ., provement, in an omnibus mea-ure whtch the traditional victim of Congressional log.r ing. THE SECOND METHOD suggested as a plan "to rebuild" the levee, I Is based u'on the hypothesis that the old a is completely broken up: that the levees t selves were destroyed by the operations war. which at the same time impoverel riparlan communities beyond the adequate repair out of their own The plan is to proceed upon this hrpotheus the conclusion that the govern.ment, in vi. the peculiar interests involved, should ma exception in this case to its general r yle garding war spoliations, and undertaket to· ,. store a particular species of public probe.lt~" which has been destroyed. Upon this theoyfit is proposed to create A LEVEE COMMISSION., to be composed partly of military and partl of civil engineers who shall a .praise the o u of work to be done and let the contracts withn certain annual limitations of expense, the ei to be defrayed out of the treasury by approp'iation for that sp-clfl purpose, that the work, once done, shall be per to all time by the same agency. Thip which the above is of course only a crude imperfect sketch, evidently meets with moat general support from those most familiarwith the requirernents and most conversant with 2 the circum tances of the situation. It certal .ri has the merit of being the most direct and business-like method by which the generalgo- . ernment can address itself to a task of such 1ý ; quasi sectional or local nature. Of course it Iu solves a surrender by the rirarian States of all jurisdiction over the waters of the rie. , and, in fact. makes the bed and banks of the stream a Federal reservation, the same a harbor or the three leagues of maritime diction known to international law. But is no objection to this feature. Its sole ef6 upon commerce would be to transfer the legal status of the river from State ^ourts to thoeof the United States and to substitute admiralty for magisterial jurisdiction. But there woam be a parliamentary, or, mole strictly speakin& a political difficulty in the way of this plan L reason of the fact that its discussion wonL4 tend to re-open questions touching the war and if there was any factious di po.ition to reta.d the measure, this might become an obstacle. That such a measure would recetve almost the entire Southern support and the vote of the ' Southwest without excep'ion of person or p;f. is not to be doubted, and, if the Southern md.; are to be allowed to guide the action of Cos gress relative to the levees this will be, bern'd question, the plan adopted. THE THIRD PLAN referred to by-the title, of "to cotse the.r'e levees, seems to be a scheme to eoab the old-fashioned State system, as tar ars th a national system of aid or Northern men term t l " otet been apprihsed of the ttt anet on i ra o e .a