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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANSB. VOL. II---NO. 324. NEW ORLEANS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. WANHINGTON. The South Carolina senatorship. [Special to the Demoerat.] WAsaIwNoow. Nov. 2o.-In the Senate to-day, Mr. Thurman moved to take up the resolution in relation to the admission of Butler, of South CaroHlna,. and to discharge the Committee on Privileges and Elections from the further con kMeration of the case. Mr. Conkling opposed the motion, and said that it had better be taken up at some other Mr. Thurman said it was a question of the bih t privilege. He said the Senate had bees a sessilon but an hour or two each day. 4 S4 had never known the committees to do .*y*.h Work as they have done at this session. Sbj.lieved it was time that some action was ebn. He made remarks concerning the va i iit seati of South Carolina and Louisiana, and lIaid it was due to those States that a report be made. Mr. Wadleigh said the committeoo had not had time to consider the case. They had on hand the ease of Messrs. Kellogg and Spofford, had been working diligently, and were not prepared otake up Mr. Butler's case. In the Republican caucus four Senators de 4ine pledging themselves to vote against the rmation of Democrats to office. The re ing thirty-four are so pledged. The four inquents are Mess:s. Hoar, Matthews, Chris 'CYar and Burnside. .The Paris Exposition bill passed the House l-day by 134 to 124. Cablnet Meeting. W ..OsHtqotN, Nov. 2o.-The regular session of the .abinet was held to-day. The time was tly occuied with discussing the flaishing p o appointments, and in considering what opuld be the rsult of the Senate's not confirm certain of the present nominations. Niio new appointment was agreed on. Appointments. WAslIrworoo, Nov. 20.-The President sent to ienate to-day the following nominations: M. J. Hunter, Receiver of Public Moneys at City Kansas. Sa W. Billson. District Attorney for the Dis k of Minnesota. rtI. O. McLauren United Statee Marshal thU D trict of Minnesota, A Warning to Army Oflieecrs. ,WAuierTo., Nov. o20.-An orda# has been through the War Department from the t, to the effect that no more leniency shown to army officers who have vio Seth article of war, which relates to while on duty, the form of a warning that vigorous on of sentence. imposed in due course by martial, may be expected. The Colorado question. fixOTON. Nov. 20.-The House Committee ons will come to a vote on the Colorado to-morrow. The committee is nearly vlded into three parts, one favoring of Patterson, another that of Belford, third in favor of ordering a new elec The Deficelney Dill. oroN. Nov. 20.-The House Avpropria mapittee, this morning amended the de bill b striking out the clause making lirocriation for defraying the expenses of dent's Louisiana commission, and re e apropriation for the expense of the vestiaton, and made some other minor i . is in the hands of Mr. Singleton, and reported to the House as soon as the e.ri position bill is disposed of. irestigatlon of the Number an Condi Stan of Troops on the Texas Border. WA NOGTONvrN, Nov. 20.-The House Military Sthis morning took up the resolution Mills. adopted in the House on the 16th Sdirecting an inquiry into the militar on the Texas border, the number and Znon of troops. etc. The General of the Army, the Adjutant Gen . 4.. ad others have been requested to appear ore the committee, which will sit daily while this subject is under consideration. N gonclusion in the Spofford-Kellogg Contest. WAjsmNOTON, Nov. 20.-The Committee on rilvileges and Elections read the briefs this subrditted to the committee by Spot ani Kellogg, but adjourned before the had been concluded, the hour for the - gh of the Senate having arrived. The will meet again after the adjourn tof the Senate to-day. he committee also determined to grant Mrs. J. Spencer and her associates in the ad of the establishment of a Women's Na o University at Washington a hearing at h time of the meeting of the Women's Na Suffrage Convention, which takes place this city in January next. C.ilderation of Forign Appointments No Result. , WSINGTON, Nov. 2o.-The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations considered at their meet '-atis morning the nomina ion of H. 8. San or the Belgian mission. There was con Siderable opposition manifested, but no con a.lve action was taken. Ze committee also had some further discus 7lin reference to the nomination of H. W. .rd for the Brazilian mission, but, as in rmer case, reached no result. Silver Bill in the Senate Committee. WAs3P NoTON, Nov. 20.-The Senate Finance mittee this morning rejected the pro lon to limit the legal tender of , but agreed to an amendment to the bill setting apart 50o000.000oo as a perma fund for the purchase of not less than 000 and not more than $4.000,000 in bullion the silver coined to be replaced by bk and turned back in this form into permanent purchasing fund. e other amendments objectionable to the men were adopted. The bill will be re d to the Senate to-morrow. New York Coffee Dealers-Their Rea moen for Preferring Direct Shipments. Maw Yox,. Nov. 20.-The coffee dealers of this have been asked by Cincinnati grocery Crms why they preferred to shin goods sold to their customers rather than through parties. In the reply made by the traders 'e state that as most of the sales of coffee are -ade through brokers to persons who desire omDt shipment, it is impossible to obtain uch an order as would relieve the sellers risk without delaying shipments by a third ;arty whereas if the seller ships he obtains .te railroad and steamship company's receipt. .whch gives a perfect demonstration against Uie buyer. They claim that there is another on to the delivery to a third party in the i ubl1ty it gives to private transactions. They tlaim that the reduction in shipping charges is due entirely to the fall in price of bags, and idat they can ship more promptly than the 't_.ird patty and fully as economically. Bankruptcy. MtLnwAtriu. Nov. 20.-Jay Baker. wholesale obacconist, has flied his voluntary petition in j-nkruptcy. St. Louints Items. oS.. Louis, Nov. 9o.-The white policeman kill b. lSande was buried to-day. Rande is still and is recovering. He hopes he will be oweto remain here. Hes ays he only fired ~iho" ___ * *f the not awls" Cmwinsstmerg. o..-The of msfinil ~the~r ON "ap They have now under conslderation the ques tion of permitting depositions of distant wit nnsses to b- taken end presented to them. They don't intend to decide any case until they have heard evidence in reference to all the claims on the reservation. Church Burned. MINNSAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 20.-Grace Chapel, of the parish of Gethsemane. was burned to day. Loss $20,000. Insurance $16,000. The or igin of the fire is unknown. Britlsh Steamer Hludoo Disabled. BOsTON, Mass.. Nov. 20.-A dispatch received here to-day from tit. Johns stites that the British steamer Hindoo, from Hull via South ampton. October so, for Boston, put into that port yesterday, badly disabled by the recent storms. FOREIGN NEWS. FRANCS Resignation of tee Ministry Accepted Foreshadowing of Trouble. PARms, Nov. 20 -The announcement is made officially that President MacMahon has ac cepted the resignations of the ministers. The vote in the Senate yesterday, resulting in the passage of the order of the day proposed by the Right, has embittered the Republican press, whilrh declares that it portends discord and perhaps civil war. CUBA. The Butcher Campos--His Infamous Or der to blaughter All Prisoners of War. NEW YORK, Nov. 20.-The latest advices from Havana state that the commander-in-chief of the Spanish forces in Cuba, Gen. Martinez Campos, has just issued a private order among his com manders, ordering that all Cuban prisoners shall be killed and reported as having been killed in battle. Campos promised the Spanish government that he would stop the revolution in Cuba by January. 1878. The following order shows to what desperate straits he is driven, when he is compelled to order the assassination of prisoners of war in cold blood: '"IEADQUARTERS OF CUBA. November 1. 1877. "To the commanders of Columns (private): "Knowing the uselessness of clemency toward an enemy who are unable to appreciate it as aught else than evidence of weakness on our part. I find myself called to adopt energetic measures to finish at once and by force this hydra of insurrection. You will therefore, on receipt of this order, shoot all prisoners of war. whoever they may be, making it appear in your report as though they were killed in ba'tle. I recommend to you secrecy in this matter, and an exact fulfillment of this order. "MARTINEZ CAMPOS." Campos formerly served under Captain Gene ral Valmaseda, better known to the Cubans as the Tiger of Bayma, who ordered that all Cubans found in the country, irreonective of sex. shohld be killed by his troops. Valmaseda also approved of the slaughter of the eight medical students at Havana. The troops com manded by his disciple. Campos, on one occa sion. it is alleged, came into the city of Bayma. carrying on their bayon -ts the remains of a youmg Cuban patriot named Taymond. only seventeen years old, whom they had killed. With reference to the above proclamation, it is reported from Cuban sources that prisoners of war have already been executed at vMansillo. ROME. Precarious Condition of Ihe Pope-Recall ot the Recently Discharged Doctor. RoMe, Nov. 20.-The Vatican physician, lately dismissed for furnishing information to Victor Emanuel's government, has been recalled. The charge was proved to be unfounded. Another surgeon was then summoned to give hourly attention to his Holiness. As the sup puration continues. Prof. Van Sciti advises keeping the issues open at all hazards, and states that if the discharge becomes too abund ant he will treat the sores with caustic. He considers the condition of the Pope de cidedly precarious, but declares that the symp toms are not aggravated. Elections at Rome. ROME. Nov. 20.-In the prov;ncial elections,. Rome has chosen 9 clerical delegates out of her quota of 15. Two New Cardinals. ROME Nov. 20.-At the December consistory, the Archbishop of Itavenna and Monsignor Pe legrino will, as has been predicted, be made Cardinals. ENGLAND. Convicted and Sentenced. LONDON. Nov. 20.-The trial of'tho Scotland Yard detectives, charged with conspiracy to de feat the ends of justice, in a case in which a number of betting men were convicted of de frauding the Countess of Gonfau4t of $50,000. ended to-day in their conviction and sentence. WAR NOTES. Antivarl Not Captured. VIENNA. Nov. 20.-The rumor published in the P'olitical C~rresponedez Saturday. that the Mon tenegrins had captured jAntivari by storm, proves t be unfounded. THE COLOR LINE. What a Republican Newspaper Has to hay of the Attacks of Pinchback & Co. on Our Public Schools. [New York Times.] A discussion, now going on in New Orleans. relative to the color line in the public schools can be regarded in only one way. We refer to the demand of a few colored demagogues that black children shall be allowed to attend the schools set apart for the whites. When the facts in the case are considered, such a request is simply ridiculous, and were it not for the ex cited controversy that has grown out of it, would be unworthy of even a passing notice. In the first place, it must be understood that in Richmond, Charleston. and p rticularly in New Orleans, the educational facilities provided for the colored children are Quite as good as those enjoyed by the whites. Unli e their fellows in the black counties and interior parishes, the Democratic officials of the cities named take a sort of pride in building and maintaining really excellent negro schools. It must be said to their credit that they spare no expense to make those institutions equal in every way to the public a.ademies provided for the whites. The great massof the colored people know, and readily acknowledge, these facts: they are entirely con tent with their present opportunities of educa ting their children, and they have no desire to force them into the white schools. A few designing political tricksters of the Pinchback stripe, however, who are everything by turns, and nothing long, have recently been trying to bring about discord from which they hope to profit, by insisting that the colored children have a right to attend the schools set apart for the whites. The injustice of this de mand will be the better appreciated when it is understood that the white people of New Or leans pay nine-tenths of tVe school tax, but are, nevertheless, willing that half the fund thus raised shall be expended in the maintenance of separate schools for colored children. The de mand referred to is in no sense a proper one; we are assured that this Is not sustained by the freedmen as a class, and the whites do well to resist it. The men who make it are not the real friends of the negroes. They were ever ready to sacrifice them to serve their own interests, and they now seek to stir up strife in a peace able community for the purpose of bringing themselves into prominence, and not with a view to bettering the condition of the peoole re garding whose righis they declaim so loudly. The Communist Vote in Chicago. [Chicago Tribune.] The most surprising feature of the local elec tion was that the Communist ticket polled be tween #mo0 and 700o votes in this city. As elee tion day approached it seemed to be forgotten on whatevemrto TIIE GRAIN TRADE. KANSAS CITY CALLS ON THE CREnCENT CITY. A Saving for One Locality of $1,000,000 Through New Orleans. KANSAS CITY, Mo., November 16, 1877. Ediior Drmnorrat-The attention of the great West--'h immense grain producing country of the Mississippi and Missouri river valleys is now being directed to your city as an outlet to Europe for their surplus products. Are your grain merchants thoroughly imbued with the importance of this trade? Do they fully comprehend the magnitude of the grain ship ment which by proper effort may be turned to them? New Orleans is our gateway to Europe. But natural commercial pathways are of little avail unless enterprising, active influences of art are added to them. Your city has a golden opportunity presented it. But the harvest will not come to you without your bidding. Can you give us ocean tonnage for our grain? Are your facilities for handling and reshipping grain simplified and ample? Are your total ter minal charges light? I should like to hear from some of your exporters on the subject. Our Board of Trardei feels a lively interest in this matter, and I should ). glad if some of your merchants would write me as fully as they will in regard to the matter. We have an immense crop of corn and a very fine surplus of wheat. Will Now Orleans not make an effort to handle it for us? I enclose a clipping which explains itself. Truly yours, A. I. FRENCH. THE CLIPPING. Goeod News For Grain Mercbhants and fo~, Everybody Else. To the Editor: If barge transportation on the Missouri shall prove the meed of the grain merchants' hopes, then let me assure them that with hie return of spring those hopes will be realized. 't.. Louis and New Orleans are evincing a lively interest in the matter. And the time is near at hand when we shall be able to consi .n our grain di reetto Liverpool on through bills of lading. The following letters explain themse!ves: OFFICE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TRANSPOaRTT:ON Company, St. Louis, Ot. 27, 1577. Messrs. French Bros., Kansas City. Mo.: (I/erlenten-Your favor of yesterdy in rela tion to through rate to Liverpool on bulk corn is received, and in answer to same will say that we are at present unable to obt in a rate rt New Orleans on watch we could base the same. We hope by spring that ocean freights will be more plenty when we will try to make a through rate. Very truly yours. HIENRY . HAARSTICK. Vice President. OFFICE MISSOUa I IVER PACKET CO.. St. Louis. Oct. 31, 1877. Messrs. French Bros., Kansas City, Mo.: Glenllem,re--Your favor of the 26th. inquiring about shipments of grain is duly to hand. By conferring with 'Mr. Haanstick of the barge company here, I learn he has written you on that portion of the subject referring to through shipments to Europe. As ye; I believe no ar rangement has been made by which such ship mens are rendered practicable from here, al though a good deal of bulk grain is now going forward. The season is too far advanced to at tempt bulk shipments from the Missouri river this season. If we had anticipated so much a rise in the river as has taken place, we could have brought out a few barge' loads from Kan sas City this fall. But ice will be running in that river probably before anything can be done. We shall be prepared to handle bulk grain in the spring, and hope your shippers will also be ready. All that is necessary for shippers to do is to have spouts attached to the elevators that will reach to the river. Truly yours. E. W. GOULD. Capt. Gould says he will be here with barges in the spring. He is president of the Missouri River Packet Company, and an old and prac tical river man. By that time it is hoped ar rangements will be perfected so that the barge company can issue through bills of lading to Liverpool Now will you permit me to give you a few figures, showingwhat the farmers of Kan sas and Western Missouri will gain by such an arrangement. We will take market values rul ing at present and present freight rates as a basis on which to figure: Corn is worth to-day in Liverpool per bushel about .. ............... 2 ets Freight from New Orleans tb Liver pool to-day .... ........... 20of Freightfrom St. Louis to New Or leans to-day .................... Estimate freight K. City to St. Louis 6 c Estimate commissions. insurance, etc.......................... 6f'c-42 ets Net at K. City . ............. ....... 40 ets Corn is selling here to-day at ....... 2.'i ts Here we have a net gain of .......... 0Iicts per bushel on our corn, and estimating liberal ly for total transportation charges. I believe the day is coming when we can ship corn to Liver nool and pay all charges for 35 cents per bushel. In the above estimate I place the total charges at 42 cents. On 10.,0,0)0 bu'hels (a small sur plus) this saving of lo!' cents per bushel aggre gates over $.1,000o.0. Think of it. It would be diffl .ult to fully estimate the advantages that will accrue to Kansas City in the establishment of a barge line on the Missouri which can give us through rates to Liverpool. In this brief letter I only give a few points. Our people are intelligent enough to see the others, and I will not bore you with details. Kansas will certainly reap at an early day the benefits of water transportation, and Kansas City enterprise and pluck will be the prime fac tors in securing that desideratum. Yours, etc., A. It. FRENCH. THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. A Tribunal to Settle all the Difficulties Arising in the Choice of Presiden tial Electors. [N. Y. Herald.] WASHINGTON. Nov. 15.-The joint resolution offered in the Senate to-day by Mr. Eaton, amendatory of the constitution of the United States, provides that the following article be proposed to the Legislature of the several States as an an amendment to section 1, article 2 of the constitution of the United States. which, when ratified by three-fourths of said Legisla tur, s, shall be valid as part of the said consti tution, viz: A tribunal for the decision of all contested issues arising in the choice of the electors of President and Vice President shall be appointed in each State in the following manner: Not less than twelve months prior to the time fixed by law for the choice of electors the Gov ernor of each State shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the State, appoint not less than five persons learned in the law and otherwise duly qualified, to whom shall be referred, in such manner as the Legislature of the btate shall direct, all cases of contested elections arising in reference to electors of President and Vice President. The tribunal so constituted shall hear and determine every such contest, and certify, at least thirty days be fore the day upon which the electors shall be called upon to give their votes, their decision to the proper returning officer or officers of the State. and also transmit an authenticated copy thereof, under theceal of the State, to the Presi dent of the Senate. The term of office of said tribunal shall ex Dire upon the day fixed by law for the oath of office to be taken by the President and Vice President of the United States for the term en suing after their appointment. THE FALL ELECTIONS. The Pennsylvania Vote. [Chicago Times.] HARRISBUBO, Pa. Nov. 15.-The official returns of the State election show that 549,214 votes were cast for the four candidates for State Treasurer. A. . C. Noyes, emocrat, received 251,717; W. B. Hart, Republican, 241 816; G. L. Wright Work ingman, 52,854, and Samuel Cornell, lrohibi tionists. 2827. The vote for the other can dida es is as follows: Supreme Court Judge, John Trunkey, Democrat, 251.ooo; J. P. BIer SR epublictan. 2o480: B. S. Beatle . Work leads the ticket, with a pluralty of 9901. Judge Trunkey, although he ran nearyi oo000 ahead of his ticket in his own and surrounding counties, has only 6520 major ity, special efforts have been made in nearly all portions of the State on behalf of Judge Sterrett, who is one of the ablest and most popular members of the Supreme Court bench. In his county (Allegheny) he had 6187 major ity against 323:4 for the Republican candi date for State Treasurer. The workingmen's vote is considerably in excess of the estimates made by the Democratic and Republian par ties, but not near so large as predicted by lead ers of the organization, most of whom claimed from 80.000 to 100,000 votes. Of the 52,988 votes polled for Auditor General about 30,000 came from Allegheny, Philadelphia and Luzerne coun'les: ive other counties contributed 6500 votes. In four counties no workingmen's votes were cast, while in twenty-one the number varied from one to eighty seven. The prohibi tion vote is about 1600 larger than last year. Although the aggregate vote is about 2090 ot short of last year, it is considered high, in view of the dullness of the campaign. It is nearly as heavy as in 1874, when a Lieutenant Governor, Auditor General, Secretary of Internal Affairs, Congressmen and a Legislature were chosen. OUR MEXICAN RELATIONS. The following, from the Bandera Nancional. of Mexico, a strong supporter of the Diaz gov ernment. shows what the Mexicans think of a war with this country: "War with the American Union is inevitable. The Mexican flag having been insulted and trampled in the dust by the horses of the army of that republic, the tational pride has been wounded, no matter what may be said. Mexico requires. Mexico demands prompt reparation for the insult offered to her nationality, to her autonomy, to her independence. * * We can understand why twenty dragoons and ten citizens did not accept the battle offTred by five hundred men but we cannot explain why the Minister of War has not foreseen what has happened and properly guarded our frontier. We have already said, Down with the Minis try. And we now repeat, 'Down with the Ministry.' * * * Our government, and especially the Minister of War, has forgotten the orders given to military com manders of the line of the Rio Grande in June last. We will recall them to the memory, as they appear to have fallen into disuse: 'Repel with force the insult which it is intended to offer Mexico by invading her territory.' * * * The honor of Mexico has been confided to un worthy sons, and their serious fault demands reprobation and punishment. * * * The violation of the territory has taken place in the manner most offensive to all feelings of pariot ism, and demands a public and solemn repara tion. For a public affront, public chastise ment. The American nation has insulted Mex ico. spurned her banner, and this is not the first time, but the twentieth. Therefore, give it a hard and bloody lesson. Mexico has armed forces who are anxious to measure their strength and valor with those of that republic." MEXICAN ITEMS. [Two Republics.] On last Sunday a wrestling match came off at theatre "Nuevo Mexico." at the City of Mexico, between Nicholas Benjamin. a colored gentle man from the State of Georgia. and a herculien Mexican. Mr. Antonio Prian. Unfortunately the negro was victorious, which was viewed by the audience as an insult to their country, whereupon, with patriotic Indignation, they rose in the might and wrath of an Incensed peo ple, and vindicated the honor of their country by mobbing the victorious colored brother. Gen. Trevino is going to take with him to the frontier three battalions of infantry, one of cavalry, and two batteries; also a large supply of arms, ammunition and uniforms, as well as the officers necessary for four new regiments to be raised. Of two hundred and fifty-one deaths in Vera Oruz during the month of September one hun dred and sixty-four were occasioned by the ornitlo. A company owning a line of steamers be tween New York and Havana is trying to make arrangements with the Mexican government to extend their line to Vera Cruz. A man caled Emilio Parra has revolted against the Governor of Tamaulipas at a town cailed Santa Barbara, between Tulu and Tam pico. A company of Federal troops mutinied a few days ago in San Juan del Rio, killed Lieut. B os. a brother-in-law of Gen. Riva Palaeio, and dihbanded. A band of revolutionists attacked the town of Panuco, Vera Cruz, a short time since, but after a long struggle they were defeated by the citi zens and two detachments of Federal troops. The Mexicans residing in San Francisco, Cal., are raising subscriptions towards the payment of the American debt. The Senate has passed the law prohibiting the re-election of President of the Republic and G lvernors of States. A Col. Burgos has pronounced against the government in Tamaulipas at the head of loo men. The bill authorizing the Executive to expend e400,000 in the construction of an arms factory passed Congress lasr Saturday. That ridiculously belligerent paper, the Ban dera Nacional, says the Yankees are the ene mies of God. The present standing army of Mexico num bers 40,000, which can be raised to 75,0oo in a few days. Depredating Comanehos are being pursued by American and Mexican troop4 in combina tion on the line of Sonora and Arizona. The municipal authorities have advertised for 3o00 ash trees, to be planted in the city. Savage Indians have recently made a de structive raid into Coahuila. A Colonel of the army stationed in Tabasco has set his regiment to work on his plantation. The Indians of Chamule, Chiauas, have re belled against the local authorities. A hurricane devastated the coast of Yucatan on the 29th ult. The crops have been completely lost in Du rango., Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Sonora. The culture of coffee is being extended very rapidlyin the State of Michoacan. There are two small bands of revolutionists on the northern frontier of Tamaulipas. The Penny Settles in St. Louis, [St. Louis Republican, November 12.1 The pennies keep coming. But a few days ago it was announced that the sub-treasury at St. Louis would henceforth pay out pennies in making change. and that it would supply pen nies to those needing them in business, and then came the statement that the pennies had proved popular and were called for in small sums, This was less than a week ago. On yes terday inquiry developed the fact that the sub treasury had been called upon to pay out in pennies no less than $5oo already. The amount. too, is increasing day by day. The smallest grocers, and the smaller class of dealers of all kinds, are the ones who seem most opposed to the penny system. They sell usually in petty (luantities. and as by getting only nickels in change they make an enormous percentage of profit, as also in twine and p :per, the change which is forcing itself upon them is not parti cularly welcome. The pennies keep coming, nevertheless, because thrifty peopie, rich or poor, seem to have awakened sudden y to the wisdom of reforming an evil of long standing. and instituting a new system of economy and business-like dealing. Ominous for Frauce. [New York Herald.] The leading editorial in the Pall Mall Gazette yesterday asserts that Germany is urging Bel gium to accept a German protectorate and make her military system conform to that of Germany, in return for a German guarantee of Belgium's in dependence in all other respects, and for terri torial compensation. Germany argues that Belgium, in the event of another Franco-Ger man war, would probably be the battle ground and be absorbed by the victor. A military con vention with Belgium now would render Ger many unassailable. The Gazette believes that these arguments have already made great way in very high quarters. Emigrants to Louisiana. [Rising Sun Becord.] A colony is being formed at Indianapolis, to go to Carroll parish, Louisiana. The success of these enterprises will result in the departure of thousands In a year or so. If the Southern people will so treat these emigrants as to make them satisfied with their new homes, it will be the means of getting all the labor they want, and opening up a new era in Southern farming. Madamer Jonavat .,of BlU mote. now over 9a, 6atB, I 1ýe~ f:USTOM-HOUSE (iOSSIP. WHAT A " RECENT ARRIVAL " HAS TO NAY OF HAYES' DETER MINATION. le Will Stick to His Southern Policy Even Though the Heavens May Fall. One of the recent arrivals from Washington stated yesterday to a friend in the city that President Hayes had determined to stick to his Southern policy, and that under no considera tion could he be induced to recede from it; neither could he be BULLDOZED OUT OF IT by the anti-Administration faction in the Senate. The gentleman referred to had called upon the President while in Washington, and denied the telegraphed assertion that the President had ex pressed a desire that Kellogg should be seated. He stated that the President had been asked repeatedly for an expression of opinion in the matter, and that his answer was that it was a subject with which the Senate alone had to deal, and that that body alone should decide the ques tion. Regarding the Louisiana appointment the gen tleman alluded to thought that none of them would be acted upon during the ex ra session, but that they would hang in the committees un til the New York appointments had first been passed upon. It was rumored about the Custom-House yes terday that a A PETITION WAS BEING CIRCULATED in the interest of Cyrus Bussey, Esq., as Col lector of the Port, and another rumor had it that petitions were in circulation asking the confirma tion of the nomination of Effilgham Lawrence. ANOTHER WARD HEARD FROM. THE FIFTEENTH WARD (BAD.) CLU- ANSWER TO A " CALLED" MEETING, And Give the Grand Bounce to Warmoth & Co., With Friendly Advice to Hayes. In response to a ca'l made by the president of that club, about one hundred and fifty members of the Central Republican Club of the Fifteenth Ward met at their hall, on Monday night, for the purpose, as stated in the call, of S ATTENDING TO IMPORTANT BUSINESS. The meeting was called to order by Wm. Ma son, president, who, through the secretary, Mr. Hill, announced that the members of the club had been called together for the purpose of ex pressing an opinion upon the recent nominations made by the President of persons to Federal po sitions, especially in this Bttate. While not know ing what his own future political course would be if the present p3licy were carried out, the epeaker remarked that, in his opinion, it was proper that the Republicans of the State should express their approbation or disapprobation of the President's selections. The president of the club remarked that he would like to hear an expression from some or THE COLORED MEMBERS, whereupon several of those members, including Wm. Greene, Jacob Daniels, Titus Burns and others, as well as A. J. Redmond (white). made speeches arraigning the Administration for the course pursued in the Louisiana appointments. Greene and Daniels seemed by their talk to think that if the liberal element leaders were to monop olize everything in the way of patronage and again become leaders through that patronage, the best thing the colored men could do would be to go straight into the Democrat.o party and vote with that party, as heir interests and those of the white Democrats were the same. They hated to see the old Republican party broken up AND ENTIRELY DISBANDED, but if such was the desire of President Hayes, they would much rather cast their lots with the Democrats than to be strung to a Liberal party with the leaders who were now attempting to control the State with combinations, which would leave the colored man in the lurch, as usual. Burns thought Warmoth, Lawrence and such men had been abundantly supplied years ago with worldly goods, and as they had never bene fited the Republican party he thought it was time they were shelved. He wanted the Presi dent of the United States to come into the Re publican party himself, or the colcr< d men would go with the Democrats. No half way policy in the matter would do. A colored man named Richardson, reported to have been formerly owned AS A SLAVE by Eflingham Lawrence, made a few remarks, in which he handled his old master rather roughly, remarking in the course of his speech that he in his opinion, was one of those who wanted nothing but the old flag and an appropriation, and he for one didn't "inaose" Mr. Hayes when he appoint ed him Collector. The speaker then offered the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted, after which the meeting adjourned subject to call: Whereas, The Republicans of the Fifteenth Ward of New Orleans, assembled in their first mass meeting since the termination of their la bore one year ago in the election of BRutherford B. Hayes as President and of Stephen B. Pack ard as Governor of the State of Louisiana, do hereby declare that, Whereas, Certain recent nominations by the President to important Federal posts within the borders of Louisiana forebode a renewal of the baleful interference in her pohtics of H. 0. War moth, whose immediate coadjutors the persons nominakd have been and still are, and whose ad ministration wrought grave disaster to this comrn monweclth and sore discredit to the Repubican party, alike of the State and of the nation; and Whereas, said nominated persons are known in our midst not as Republicans, but as Liberals, so called, who participated with said Warmoth in his wicked coalition with the Democracy of Louisi ana to elect Greeley and McEnery in 1872; and Whereas, the Republicans of Louiseana, after winning an undoubted victory in 1876 for their national and State ticket, have been denied the local administration of their choice, they con ceive that the additional grievance with which they are threatened in the elevation of men wholly unworthy of their confidence and respect forbids them from longer maintaining the for bearance which they have illustrated during the past year. Be it Resolved, That we solemnly remonstrate against the appointments in question as being wholly unfit to be made, alike on personal and political grounds; as serving to foment anew the old dis orders for which the no'orious Warmoth admin istration was largely respnsible; as being in total disregard of the wishes of the thousands of earnest citizens of Louisiana to whose efforts amid dire perils the President himself owes his present tenure; as affording no satisfaction even to the opposite party,whose three leading journals in this city have already spoken in disfavor of aid appointments. Resolved, That we earnestly invoke the Senate of the United States, at whose threshold Hon. W. P. Kellogg, charged with the will of a major ity of the people of Louisiana, awaits admission to the seat wherein he may pronounce noon the claims of that majority, to make the acknowledg ment of their rights, that has been elsewhere de ned, at the national capital, and to forbear until that event all confirmations of appointments which have been advised by none entitled to the confidence either of the Senate or of the Presi Aj #. I$ JUDGE ~eCATETUR ALIVE? A Uesieut ef Chicago Sees Elm san ng a Tai[ Withk Em TMe ablin abh. r momsb bs up. the First Distriot. Many stuposed at the lmes that it was a case of sunicid., and e -obh weas mad in the neighborhood of the eldc, withaou, bot. ever, anything which gave a clune to the mystery being discovered. The detective force of et city worked assiducusly in the ease but from -th hour he was last seen not a word has been eart of him. Day before yesterday Mr. Walter Olavers, w._ resides in Chicago,arrrved here, and in the oosald of conversation mentioned the fact of hava, seen Judge McArthur in that city. HE RECOGNIZED HIM from having been thrown in contact with Mi whilst the judge was employed in the DeI p ment of Commerce, under Administrator P. (. Remick, before he was appointed recorder, °he reporter learning these facts called upon aIb Olavers. Beporter-I have heard, sir, that you k ee something of the whereabouts of Judge MeAr. thur, who I. supposed to have committed salei some three years ago here. Is my informalaft correct ? Mr. 0.-I can't ray that I know Judge M . thur, but I know the gentleman who was uase Mr. Remick in the City Hall, and I heard a.·t wards he was elected, or sometbing, a recorde.L R, p.-What was tie personal appearance? Mr. 0.-He did not look, the last time I s him, like he uaed to. Whet, I need to know bl IN OLD 'J3II;. he was of a florid comp rxtiu, with 4 Igri black moustache. He had bright graf ey7 0 litle inclined to blue, Lout now there's a change In him. Rep.-.Then you are certain that you have x* him lately ? Mr. C.--ertain ? Why, I'm sure. I saw .al two weeks ago in Chicago. He doesn't look -a he did when he was here, however. His now is white and his face ise full of wrinkles. -i looks, in fsct, FULLY FIFTY YEARS older than he .sed to. Bep.--Ia he engaged in any business ? Mr. 0.-That I can't say. When I met hhmes the bridge crossing the Chicago river he peared to be in a bad fix. His clothes were s. and he looked to a casual observer to be in lwA straitened circumstances. He told me a story about having a watch in pawn and he me to buy the pawn ticket. Hz BECOONIZzD ME, for I never would have known him. I had to MM' to him considerable wharfage dues, and he as membered my face. Reap.-Bo you verily believe that MYArthuls alive now? Mr. C.--As I told you before I am per satisfied of it. I never heard that he was before you mentioned it. IW's a little that the Chicago papers did not get hold of After a desultory conversation on other tcgk the reporter withdrew. ---------- NITTING BULL'S STORY. The Veteran Chief of the Sioux Deserlmes Few Incidents of the Custer MaIslare, NEW YORK. Nov. 16.-Sitting Bull has bein talking with a correspondent and telling the story of the Ouster massacre. He says: "'Th fight was hell. A thousand devils-the squa-° were like flying birds; the bullets like hum ming-bees. We thought we were whipped at first, but by and by. Afterward no. -_ people were killed. I tell no lies about men. These men who came with the Lon (Custer) were as good men as ever f When they rode uo their horses were tired- lid they were tired. When they got off their they could not stand firmly on their feet. swayed to and fro. so my young men have me, like limbs of cypresses in a great. Some of them staggered under the wei their guns, but they began to once. By this time our camps were and there were plenty of warriors to them. They fired with needle guns. replied with magazine guns-repeating rf Sitting Bull illustrated by putting palms together with the rapidity of a fns "Our young men falned lead across the and drove the whites back. and then r.s across themselves, and then they found they had a good deal to do. The trouble with the soldiers. They were so exha and their horses bothered them so much, they could not take good aim. Some of their horses bro. e away from them and left t-re stand and drop and die. All the men fell b fighting and dropping. They could not fast enough, though. They kept in pretty g order. They would fall back across a and make a fresh stand beyond, on h ground. There were a great many brave mna in that fight, and from time to time, while it going on, they were shot down like pigs. >t could not help themselves. One of the o fell where the last fight took place where last stand was made. The Long Hair stood a sheaf of corn with all the ears fallen ar him." "Not wounded ?" "No." "How many stood by him ?" "A few." "When did he fall?" He killed a madrwhen he fell. He laughed." "You mean he cried out ?" "No; he laughed. He had fired his last shot." "From a carbine ?" "No; a pistol." " Did he stand ui after he first fell ?" "iHe rose up on his hands and tried anothe. shot, but his pistol would not go off," "Was any one else standing up when hefll down ?" " One man was kneeling-that was all: bathe died before the Long Hair." Sitting Bull says there were only squaws, 0ol men and little children in front of Reno. keer ing him in his strong position on the bluff a preventing him givfng aid to Custer. The Army Register. iNew York Tribune.l Five years ago the proposition of Charles Sumner to remove the names of the battles . the civil war from the regimental colors of tth regular army caused a great deal of diseueeio and provoked much hostile criticism. Now.th Secretary of War orders all mention of batt to be omitted in future issues of The Adrys Register, and the change, more importantthaa the one Mr. Sumner proposed excites no att6lt tion, and gets only a brief mention in -S Washington dispatches. Since 1862 The ter has contained, In connection --J1 the roster of each regiment, a list t all the battles it has taken part -i since its organization. Most of these battle. names and dates come from the rebellion, but the record of the oiler regiments oopns whi the earlier history of the country. Thus, for example, the First Artillery begins its long an honorable list with Queens own, Fort Geoot and Fort Erie, in the war of 1812; follows wtI titles of many bloody encounters in the Flori~ war, and adds such glorious names as Pals Alto. Cerro Gordo, Cherubusco and Chapulte pee, before it comes to the catalogue of fi Southern battle-fields. All these brier histories of heroic achievements are to appear no mos. upon the pages of the Register, whether to sim lify the volume, or from a motive similr to that which impelled the great Massachtadet ýenator, we are not informed. The ParIs Exhibition. American exhibitors at the Paris Expositifo can enter their products between January L 1878. and March 30 following, and everythin must be in complete readiness by April 15, . All goods entered are free from duty at Preus custom-houses. It will be necessary for the ap propriation for the United States Commissiom to be passed at this session of Congress, in order to give the commission time to arrange for lts work at Paris. ..... .. .. _. .. _. Jeurnalissle Enterprise. During the present war the Neue Taoblat ofe Vienna recorded nineteen battles which hale never been fought; the Erirarabilatt seventge; the Vorstadt Zeitung, nine; the Miorgen b five; the Neue Presse, three, and so on. In th latter paper the Russians have been made to lose 390,000oo men, and the Shipka Pass has beba evacuated seven times. And yet people say tic journalistic enterprise is unknown in Eowo", A Welesme Tax CelletIr. The Virginia Nev., tax collector rounds the other day. and was gree cheers, and smiles wii r he wea. lO.: citizen but was found at cae see him. The o cl~eat wa t e *£4 CL 4er - r