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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.,
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.
VOL. II---NO. 325. NEW ORLEANS, TI I'I I SDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
CAPITOL NOTES.
NO 3O9P OF BEATING ANY OF THE
SENATORIAL CONTESTANTS
DUIrING THE EXTRA
SE[I ION.
W' less the epnbhllan Majority breaks
'(p in a Row Over AppolntmeMtw
-Opplnltmil to Lawrence.
[Special to the Democrat.l
WAsIxNOTex, Nov. l.-The ta.tile of tho Rad
alsts were fully developed by thei dlbate to-day
,on Thurman's motion to iisekt.rg theb comnmit
fee from the further consideration of 1 ho con
teeted oaes.
ht. iidleto expeet that anything wili be done
dating the extra session towards se.ting any of
the oontttants. unless the Republican majority
should break up in a row about appointments.
Be stor Thurtnan's management of the cit,'
Ils ding to rule, but tbe rule is exceedingly
.anaouted. It is as if the Turks should flight
the Russians under the tactics of Fulhiman II.
Three weeok ago the whole riddle could have
been'solved by an arrangement with certain Ite
publican Senators. but now even that chalnll is
off, and the cases may 4lrna untfl spring.
The opponents of Lawronce say that hero
have hopes of defeating his conllrmati.oi, or 'tt
least of securing an nnfavorable report froun
the committeeoo, but I e,m unable to find out what
their hopes are based on. IIITELL.
CBONRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS.
The M.nate.
WARRIN(wTON, Nov. 21.--ThSe M it' ne't it ? m.
A number of relicrf hills were iltr,,dined .und
.a~eropriately referred.
There being nothing before the Senate. Mr.
Conkling, at 12:20 o'cloek. moved that the .,"n
ate adjourn. The Chair put the question, and
the Democratic side all voting no. the Chair de
elded the motion lost. A division wias calledl
for, and was being taken, when Mr. Hlalin
skeid that the motlion be withdrawn and the
enateproocted to the consideration of exel'
tive business. The motion was put and declareid
carried, and the Senate. at 12:23 o'cloik, went
into executive session, and at 12:42 o'clock theii
doors were re-opened and the Senate resumed
its session.
Mr. Mitchell made reference to the debate of
yesterday on the motion to discharge the Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections fronm further
consideration of the ease of Mr. Butler, as Sen
ator elect from South Carolina. He real from
the records to show that the statenment made by
r. Thurman in relation to tihe an ion of the
Committee on Privileges and Electitns was not
correct, but that the statementO made by
im (Mr. Mitchell) was correct. lie said that it
showedithat in the unparralleled attempt of tihe
Senator from Ohio to get the Ilutler case out of
its proper channel, thle Sonator had certJinly
forgotten the history of the mcas
and his own participation in it. lie
detailed the action of the ('ommittee on
Privileges and Elections, and claimed that they
had been diligent in their endeatvo s to illvest.i -
gate the eases before themn. Thie delay in get
ing at Butler's case was, he said, the result of
the action of the friends of Mr. Butler. C'oming
to the merits of the case. he said there Iwas a
great oontroversy-of facts between the two cWim
ants from South Carolina. Butler and Corbin.
There were two bodies in the Legislature of
South Carolina. each of which claimed to be' the
legitimate and only legal House-one known as
the Mackey House and the other as the Wallace
" House-and one of these, the Wallace House, in
onajunction with the Senate, proceeded to elect
Mr. Butler as Senator; the other. in conjune
tion with the same Senate, proceeded to elect
r. Corbin.
There was no dispute about the Menate in
South Carolina, but there was a quetlion as to
which was the legal House, and upon the dlet
slon of that question dependied the merits of
the ease of Butler and (.rbin. It was a ques
tion on which neither the ciomrnitt,' nor the
Senate had sufficient evidence to vto ior nit in
telligeontly.
He claimed that the miotion to discharge' the
committee froltl further consideration of the
case was an unheard otf pro''ceedi ng and should
not be ado tied. lhe thought the committeu
might be ae to act on t he 'ase btfore the hI li
days, and he should labor to that end.
Mr. Hill said he was a member of the comm it
tee, and beinglone who should support the mo
tion, he felt it. due to thei Senate that lie should
give his reasons therefor. HoI would not sutt
port the motion if lie thought it would. in fact
or by implication, censure the committee. He
recorded the case of Eustis andl iinehbbaIk, and
said that they were the only contestants for the
seatfrom Louisiana. The Senate hadl decided
that Pinihback was not entitled to a seat, and it
followed that Eustis wis, hoeling the only con
testant, The matter remained unsettled until
last spring when the credentials in this parti
cular case wore once more referred.
to the Committee on Priveleges and Elections,
and subsequently the Senator from (lllohio
moved that toe Committec he discharged from
further consideration of tihecaseo.
The case then turned upon the two Legisla
tures, each claiming to be the legal
one the same as in the South
Carolina onsc. He then followed the
reference of the credentials in each ease to the
Committee on Privileges and Elections, and
said he was not present at the first meeting of
the committee on t)ctober 19. But the next
meeting he found the committee ready to take
uD the case of Spofford and Kellogg. He
thought the duty Af the committee was to take
up the cases in order.
Mr. Hoar and Mr. Wadlhigh. of the committei
asserted that the committee took up the cases of
Spofford and Kellogg on the twenty-second of
October, because they were the only persons
who presented themselves as ready to go on
with an investigation.
Mr. Hill said they were present because they
were invited andt oher parties were not.
Mr. Mitchell read from the journal to show
that the committee took up the cases precise ly
in the order in which they were referred to the
committee.
Mr. Hill said he supposed the case of Mr.
Spofford could be settled in an hour's time,
and he did not object to taking it up in the com
mittee, because he thought it would consume
the least time. He did not suppose the com
mittee would proceed to open the whole Lou
tisanacase again. He was under the impres
sion that the people of Louisiana had settled
the controversgy themselves, and that an era of
peace was about to dawn upon the people down
there and upon the whole country.
Later Mr. Hoar. of Massachusetts, offered Ia
resolution to open the controversy and go over
the question,. which are so familiar to the
whole country, and there was where the con
troversy commenced in tlhe com-"ittee. He
then insisted that the ea( of Pinchbaeck should
be taken up in order, and that would bring the
case of Eustis before them first, as there was no
contestant for his place.
Mr. MeMillan claimed that the case of Pinch
back would come beforer the cmmittee, and
that it would consume as much time as the
S offord case.
Mr. Hill said Mr. MeMillan tried to got the
Pinchback case before the committee, but had
not found anybody to agree with him upon it,
and the committee had informed Pinchback
that he had no credentials before the commit
tee, and to get them there the Senate must
take action and refer them from the files of thie
Senate to the committee.
He said the committee has had ample time to
consider all the cases before them. and it was
unjust to keep a man out of his seat when there
were no contestants for the seat, and it was un
just to the State to deprive her of represen:a
tion on the floor of the Senate.
He could not say the case of Spofford could
be reported upon in one month or in six
months, for there were many questions con
stantly arising.
Mr. Butler's case. he believed. could ,he dis
Posed of in five minutes. There was no legal
question in it.
Mr. Wadleigh said that if there was no legal
question in the Butler-Cortin cas', there was
none in the Soofford-Kellogg case. He said the
le.ators hliad arguedthis case just as though
the case of Mr. Eustis were before the commit
tee in fact aswell as in theory. He said Mr. Eus
tie left for New Orleans on urgent private busi
aee. Shortly after he arrived here his case was
referred to the committee and there the matter
~eted until the extra session of last March. If
te.ecommittee had taken up the ease in his ab
..ns e then they would have heard the cry of
aegl~ston. of injustice to ]Mr. Rustis. of de
• dnnn " im~ of the privilege of roler deene.
Iatr -apedal Senate ieon - ts
Ii wtlo~~sr ~ Iez
ti HSpofford and Kellogg ease, and all the evi
d(nce was now in and before many days the
ca' se would ;in completed.
Now comnea the motion to discharge the Com
mittee on Privileges and El.itions from the
consideration of the Butler rase, and notthe
caso of Mr. Eustls which has been the longest
pending. He stid he believed this motion was
riuie Ineause circumst.anres outside of the
Senaute made the other side feel that they would
gain some advantage by pressing the qulestion.
a 'hat was the reason, and not that the committee
had not fully done its duty.
Mr. Hoar said it was not because the commit-
tee had not used diligence that this motion was
made, forthe committee hatl been unusuallly in
dustrlous and had given the usual time to the
consideration of thee cases. What, then.caused
the Rearator from Georgia to suddenly eriange
r his mud about the duty of the committee?
Mr. Iloar Ielieved it was because the commit
tee biad adopted the follkwing resolution, intro
dnuell by him:
Raoedlet. That It becomes necessary in deter
mining the validity of an election of United
t tates rdonators, held in January, 1177.toinquire
wh4ch was the law ul Legislature at that time.,
and that no other authority is compenltent to
de'nrmlne that qulAt'ioln,
Mr. Hoar. In conclusion, moved to lay the mo
tion of Mr. Thurnman on the table, anld on this.
rOP motion of Mr. ('tonkling, the yeas and nays
were ordered.
Mr. Bayard asked Mr. Hoar to withdraw the
motlon. ito natble himn (Mr. Bayard) to surmnit,
mDisme remallrks. and he would again yield the
,tlotr to Mr. Hoar to renew his mo trion.
This was agreed to, and Mr. IBayard aidresled
the >elnato. reeitiag tlhe circelnsta.nces not bIe
fore within the perlince Iof those who had not
r oeen quite so mucth service as thie tnllltor from
Ohio. The Henators hrad en1gaged in worldy
Iltier-lltionll here over what had taken place in
tlie comniiiltto. even giving the 'exa.It words
irused. Tllis waIs imlirely niipreceidelntnd alnd
unallowable.
lie pro.'tid'ed to distcuss thel merits of the mo
lion to discharge thr eormmitteoe, when Mr.
T'I'hrman maldo tlheI point of order that it was
not in ordler for a Hitonator to discuss the merits
Iof a question when discusslng a point of order.
Mr. (C,nklinnsaid the SHlnator was nevtr more
right than he is now. He said they htad wit
nirssed extraordinary proceedlngs lhere to-day.
Mr. McMillen moved that the Mniate lajourn.
Carried on a yernr and nay vote. A division
was demanded, and reoulted in the adapltlron of
the motion to adjourn, most of the item, 'rats
voting aglinitn ttlhe motion, and :1:4:5 p. . the
HenIate aldjutlirned.
The HIoue.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.-Mr. Hlowitt introduced
a joint resolution in rleard to duties. lflrl.redl
to the Conlnltt!e on Warys and Moelins. Also it
hill to amend tihe revised statutes itn rerltion to,
hbakruptey. Rleferredl to the Committee on the
Judticiary.
On moiion of Mr. Silnglton the House went
into eomrnlmtio of tlihe wllole on thie dlelhiency
approLpriation bill. with Mr. Wrligh li the
chair.
Mr. ingleton explained to provision of thre
bill. Th'lie total sumni appropriatedl by the hill Is
$ ;,0o0,o00.
Mr. Foster said that the minority of the cornm
mittes did not propose to antagonize the irill
with amendndmnents, but they would call at
tention to the fact, that thllis was thee sec'rind de
Il'.ieney hill that had rbeen reported during this
extra sossion. It alTfforded a splendi illustra
tion of tihe economy of the last Il)m'craltiei
House. 1H iirediitedi that more f thosendlle
tineles would ie ecotinually coming in from
time to time.
Mr. Betbe inquired whetbor the navy defl
clnecy did not aris'e in conseqiuenell of misniap
ipropriation of money formerly atpprorlrated.
Mr. Foster reolia that there wlas i differoncer
of opinion on tlhat ln'es.tion. lie was not sllr
prised that the gentlemen on the other shide
writhed under an allusion to the dtefl.nionies.
Mr. Hlngllton inquired if it was not Ir fanct thait
agood deal of this money was a reappropria
tlion.
Mr. Foster said that was so. but the matter of
reappropriation was an old dodge. The money
hlad ro be paid. and It, might as well Iie directly
appropriated as to call It a reappropriation. It
was Iby a reappropriation that the last House
claimed to have redurcd lth expense's of tihe
government. r:to.oni.rooi. Well, the books were'
iinow 'losedr ani1l It wais shown tihat the roll ri
dutlion was less than s$inewti.rIrr.
THE MEXICAN BORDER TIROUBLIE.I.
Gen. Sherman Before the Houlse Commit
milt tee.
WAsHINN;TON, Nov. 21.-The House Commnittoo
on Military AiTairs had undelr coniidoration this
morning tiie Mexic'an lorder trouble. Theor
wero present, iheside the committee, the ee'
rotary of War. (G.n. Sherman and Congressmen
8'hleieher and Reagan, of Texas. Gen. Sher
man was examined lit length in reference to the
subject, and gave it as his opinion that the mill
tary force on the Rio Grande was Insufflicient to
afford proper protection to the citizens. He be
lieved it necessary that the regiments now there
should be increased to their full strength and
that in addition ia regiment of infantry anrm one
of 'avalry should be senrt there. (ien. Sherman
will be further examined to-morrow.
THE PRESIDENT AND THiE NILVER
BILL.
Hayes and Sherman In Accord.
NEw YORK. Nov. 21.-ThIe I.sl's Wiashington
special tsays: The President's position on the
1 silver (llestlon is no longlelr 'regarded as d(obt
Sful. In a colnversaition with ia pronlimitit otfile'r
within a few htllls tbe I'resident delared in
o hesitatingly that lihe would veto t ny silver bill
I which 1does not expressly except the lblici
debt from its opoertiouns. l, will not approve
t any measure which hi.s the slightest tenderiy
e to Impair the niational cre'dit or 'aslle holders
0 of nltional securities to think they will b. paid
1 in a currency of less value thn gold. On tllis
ploilnt the ]'resident is fi rm. ant unless the silver
hill now tinder consideration by the Senate
Finan'c Conlntittoe Is amended so as to ilnet
f this objcition, It. is eertainl to encotlfiter an e
u etutive veto. The' President will sign a modi
fled bill, but is strongly opposed to an iunlimit
ed issue of silver.
F It anil he said au+horitatively that the Presi
dent and Secretary Sherlman ire in taccord on
Sthis iquestiot.
s The Colorado Case Goes Over to the Reg
ular Session.
WATSHINTON. Nov. 21.-The House Comnlnitt-e
o ,n Elections had a further discussion about thlie
S('olorado case this mnorning. The debate was
- quite animated, but it was soon evideunt no
agreement on the point could possibly Ie
r reached, and It was s inally decided to let thel
I mtlter go over until tllh regular session.
The lilver Bill Beported to the Senate.
WAsHINoTON. Nov. 21.-The Senate C ommittee
t on Finance agreed thits morning to report the
silver hill, as amiended in uommllittc. yester
diay, t. to the Senate to-day.
Confirmed.
WAsirNGToN. Nov. 21.-The ,Senate in execu
tive session to-day confirmed Win. J. Hunter to
te receiver of public moneys at Hlayes City.
Kansas.
Hoyt's Nomination to be Favorably Re
ported.
I WASHINcTON, Nov. 21.-The Senate Committee
on Indian Affairs unanimously agreed this
morning to report favorably upon the nomina
tion of E. L. Hoyt. of New York, to be Commis
t sioner of Indian Affairs.
Southern Bondholders Protective Asso
elation.
NEW YORK. NOV. 21.-Hugh McCulloch said
this morning that in all probability the Asso
c- iation for the Protection of cou hern Bond
holders would be ready for business to-morrow.
Misfortune of the Law and Order League.
NEW YORK. Nov. 21.-The Law and Order
League was a little unfortunate yesterday in its
witness against the liquor dealers. He had
been strongly recommended as a stout soldier
of temperance. but the examination devclopod
the fact tnat he w.ls an ex-convict, and the
liquor men retired triumphant.
Marine News.
NEW YORE, Nov. 21.-The steamship Illyrian.
of the Anchor line, and the Holland, of the Na
tional line, sailed from this port for London to
day, the latter vessel being used exclusively for
Scarrying freight. The Helvetia. which was ad
vertised to leave Saturday. but did not arrive till
e ronday, will sail for Liverpool to-morrow.
During the winter months the French steam
ship company will send vessels from this port
and Havreoaiyonce lotiiht. The last
lweky +ý IQW T.xrtIw
DOMESTIC INTELLLEN' 'E.
THE rEiXAM BORDER.
The Kiekapso Indians Want to Return to
Their Reservation.
SAN ANTONIO, 'ITexas, Nov. 21.--Important
moveilmnts are contemplated hy the tribe of
hickapion Indiansshlowing that they are dissat
isfled with Mexico! as their place of residence.
Intelligenicn has just been received from tier
feet ly reliable soIur(es to the fflect that a large
body of Kickapoos.livingin the 8tate of Chihua
hIa, have made and are making application to
both Anierilan and Mexican authorities for trer
mlssion to leave Chihuahua and return to tueir
reservation on this side of the border.
This is considered to be an important mat
ter. because the Kickapoos were for many years
Sengaged in active war with this government,
lnd took an exeeodingly active part In thle
numerous raids that have ko tt the bordier in a
turmoil for several years iut.
Marriage of Miss Vanderbllt-The Most
Costly WeddingR Ever Prepared by an
Amerlcan Bride.
NEw Yomi. Nov. 21. Willliam II. Vanderbilt
will give his third daughter. Flornce,, in mar
riuage to llamlton MWK. Towibly. at, Sit. liar
tholoniew's, this owning.
The bridel is a Iirhlltilc of charming appear
anon, her ftatures btiing regu lar and sAlllicient.
ly promninent to express tiel family t1Vl. vil.
8st rngth of charir.ictor.
Mr. Towmhily i- said to tbe about twenty years
of ago. 11o is somrnewhat lt bov the rneliiiui
heighlt, anld sparely built, and is the, po,.sssor
of a slight hblick moulstalhe, and his apllpear
anrce is t.,at of a shrewd, pili'lk hlliuiiss malrl.
His mulilnlr are liaffblrl, and hII e dro-osses with
exeendlinig plaininess.
'l'The wedding trousseau hia been prearitrl
ilnder tihe sltiprintetdoune( of Madame (,Col
nally. Thell wihlling dress is of whitir satin
bro.ild. a;nd was woven at Lyons after the
i ressmakers' design, and it is said under itr
Irnimeitiatue suliervisionl. ''Te ldress is In the
prinrosse style, trimnrril with round anrid point
ilpDliillle and with iearl and orange blossorn
trimmings. It is 'lit low in the nieck, anid in
I'ompadour style, the bonorm being fillied with
lace fllhi and ptearl trimming. A short corsage
is finished with an exiquIsite festoon of liuve
crepe, a quarter of a yard deep. and beautrifully
adorned with designs of flowers, interwoven.
Alternate festoons are of point Veni.e and point
appliJIe.i and the Intermediati, festoltons of
I round point and point Venice lace, and is said
I to be the linest that can be purchased in Paris.
SThe other olegant costumlens ineluded in the
r troslleau are described briefly as follows:
A siulplIhur colored silk ; lhe waist icu in Pornm
tildlluir style, and point lane over pearl trim
t ring, the other triiimming being ereville law'.
SThis hostllime has two pairs of sleeves of white
chenille in meshes a qularter of an inch s.orlnre.
the oirOllers being citaught lup with oearl, and
Ianother pair of vairllciinnes.
Anlother costlmllle is of maroon silk fonlldll
tloni and trimmed with feathers; and anlother
is II rill black silk, with chlonille lace and am
I ber hInd triiimiing.
The trouseau indll des an almost endless
variity of reception. triiveling and morning
This wtedding is rbelieved to ole the most cx
tnseivie anid cstly ever ipreulred by ai Amriil
'an bride.
Fire.
NEw YouK. Nov. 21.-This afternoon a fire
broke out In the basement of it I ve-story obiil
ing. No. 7s Ieonard streelt. of whlih the first
floor and surlb-'ceIll ars welre o'eupied by Smith &
Taylor. wholesale linen merehints, and I). M.
lord & Co., wooltn illriehaitLs. The loss of the
two firms Iis about f$l,i.tro, wichl is covered by
insii raIcer'.
Still & Iligehan, agents for the Camden
Woolen Mills, arid David S. Brown , ('o.. agents
for the Canada and (llheester mills, who also
occupied a part of the first floor, lost $s.t). 'lThe
stock of .las. E. Vali,. dealer in buttons and no
tions, who oeculpded the upper floor, was slight
ly damaged by water. 'The, i bunilling wits owned
I y .os. Slade. and was damaged to the amoulnt
of :Ciiie; insured.
The stock of Blum & Wild,. shirt manufnetu
oren, who oncuplied th, uleper floors of 71 and
7:. was ldamageld Sisi.i, and the ,to' , of Perry
Wendell, Fay & Co.. commission minrchants,
whio occuplid the lower Iflor, was damagied
$7000: Insured.
T'he flams extended to 75 and 77 Worth street.
occupied by W.L. IStroing & Co.. commissilon
merclhants. Loss $5Itu: insured.
The Tweed Investigation.
New YoaK. Nov. 21.-The Tweed ring aller
mani', conmittee to-day had before them An
drew Garvey. a plasterer and derorator. who
testiflied to Idoing a large amount of work for the
city from 180s to 1570. I , never received any of
Ihe money earned by him, but others recelivedl
it on his contraits.
Coods for the Paris Exposition.
NEw YORK. Nov. 21.-'The stlamsnhip Ni'wflild
will sail to-day with Canadiuan goiIs for the
Paris tExpolsition. 'The displiy will hI' very
fin', ~. nd theI ofl'.rirtigs wire, so lairge that lthe
stia l.er will nit it be :tile to lake all of them., and
so i mlst nimake i sieond trip.
Waterson's Lecture,
E~w YoeaK, Nov. 21.--Mr. Henry Wuaterson.
editor of the Louisville 'rieruiiu'-.,i'nual. madu
his iirst appearance in New York as a lecturer
at Chickering Hall Ilst evening. The event
was evideintly nme of great interest In social and
professioinal clreles., and attrac'ted ant audien'ce
which almost filled thi' hall, and which iin point
of ,hbaraiteir was very far above' tile av'rage lee
turer'.s audien:e.
A Mysterious Disappearance Explained
Crookedness.
PrTTsnctnu. Nov. 21.-Some days since Mr. S.
B. W. Gill. a prominent attorney and real estate
dealer of Allegheny. suddenly disappeared,
sinle which time no trace of his whereabouts
can be obtained. In the meantime. however, it
has transpired that considlerable crookedness
in his business was probably the caluseof his
lhasty departure. The exact amount of liabili
ties. asset:, etc., cannot as yet ue guessed at.
but his cred.itors have filed a petition to force
him into bankruptcy, and athorough investiga
tion of his affairs will be promptly instituted.
Rande Recovering.
ST. Lous. Nov. 1.--ltando is rapidly recover
ing, and at 11 i,'ilo'klto-day his condition was
much better. His physiciians have no doubt but
that he miay be removed from his present quar
ters by tile last of next week.
The requisition of the Governor of Illinois
having been honored by (Gov. Phelps, the pris
oner will hbe turned over as soon as his condition
will permit.
Imprisoned for Sentence.
NEW YToK. Nov. 21.-It is understood that
Rooert L. Case,. president of the late Security
Life and Annuity Company, who was last week
convicted of perjury and has been imprisoned
in the Tombs. is toi be sentenced.
Precautions Against Fire.
NEW YORK. Nov. 21.-The Board of Aldlermen
adopted a series of resoluutions to-day directing
the suoerintndent of the building department
to require all factories and other business plactes
where a large number of hands are emptloyed to
provide the several stories of their buildings
with tanks to hold a sufficient supp.y ,,f water
in ause of fire.
Tweed as a Witness.
NEW YORK, Nov. 21.-Tweed turned up as a
witness for the city yesterday in an old ring
suit.
No Skating at Central Park this Winter.
NEW YORK, Nov. 21.-The funds of the Park
Commissioners are so low that it is feared that
no arrangements can be made for skaters at
Central Park this winter.
A Singular Reason for Cremation.
NEW YORK. Nov. 21.-The parents who cre
mated their child's remains for the reason that
t, ey could not agree as to a pla'e of burial, are
likely to have trouble, as this disposition or the
remains was a violation of the law.
A Costly Spree.
NEW YORK. Nov. 21.--Geo. S. Wheeler drew
$750 from the bank on Wednesday. and it is
said, kept drunk until it was all spent. On Mon
day he-drew $75 more, and when picked up in
the gutter at night, he had $74 0 in his pocket.
showing that it had cost him 1 cents to resume
1bi 1 Theastie disehu himn with a
eat of a lega.y, from which he realized $75,oon,
all of whlih has Ieen squaandere(d except. $1475.
In the meantime his chtld htas died, and his
wife has becomn htotelnAstly insane.
FOREIGN NEWS.
FRANCE.
The Chamber Resolved to Maintain its
I'rerogatives.
Va.nAFIrsCs,. Nov. 21-The Chambler of Depu
ties, by a vote of 297 to 210, passed the motion
introduced by Mr. Bethmont., to the effect that,
in view of the doctrines enunciated by the Duke
Do Blroglie yesterday, the Chamber being ro
solved to maintain its prerogatives against en
cronaehment, adjourn dis.ucsion of the validity
of the election of M. Roille Under Hecretary of
State at the Ministry of the Interior, until the
electoral abuses comnlittee shall have reported
on his doings relative to official candidatures.
M. Marian then urged that as the ministry
had resigned. and no regular government ex
isted, the Chamber ought to adjourn.
The Chnambcr, notwithstanding protests of
the Itight. a~gred by 233 to 231 to arulurn until
Thurtsday. In the bureau M. (namretta. behin
naked whether the Left could vote direct taxes.
at once replied that that tltldnded on cirmiim
The New Cabinet,
lONioN. Nov. 21.-A. Rulter Paris dispatch
says: The new Minristry will not bte razettid
before Thursday. It is explrted oen. (Griman
(let te Itochaubeotwill ie President of the Coun
cil and Minister of War: M l'athio. Minister of
Instrlltionl: M I'Pollyr-(itj rtieTr. Finance; M.
dte I'Pyter. Justi',.; M. de Mitche. Interor; M.
BIonneville. Foreign Affairs: M. te Lorne, Corm
mnercl: M. tle Montgolflor. l'ublil Works; Ad
miral (lieqilll dts Touthns. Malrine.
The New Ministry also Must Resign, or the
Chamber be Again Dissolved.
LoNLN. Nov. 21.-The Times' Paris corre
sponrient.. commentting on the latest list of
probable ministers, says: Such a ministry must
either resign aifter its first eniounter with the
Chamber of Deputites, or the Chamber mu t be
again diissolved. In the latter ease a virtual
coup d'etat is inevitarlle, as another Chamber
co.ld not he elected in time to vote on the
budget, andt the government would, therefore,
have to collect taxes without authorization.
No Assistance for the Electoral Committee.
VERsAII,LER, Nov. 21.-The re,iiee publtishes
circtlars of the Ministers of Finance and Com
meree, enjoining their subordinates to assist
tae Electoral Abuses Committee neither directly
nor indlire'tly.
Press Views.
I'Ait5. Nov. 21.-pllt'lliq/i,' Fireraorais declares
'hat in view of thie enate's pretensions and the
I'reslid'nt's refusal to change his policy, it hie
com, s the clear duty of the Chiamiber of Depu
ties to refusel to vote the budget.
The Chamber must save the country; no
budget must be allowed as long as the ma
jority hai not a Ministry in whom it can place
.onalhlnlw.
WAR NOTES.
Relnforcements for the Russians Refore
Plevna.
LoNtioN. Nov. 21.-A splecial to the on.,ialrd
from Viron Kaleih contains the following: HIv
enrte!n thousand men from the Kars army will
be deltached to assist at athe silgo oif 'lovna.
Probable Fall of Erzeroum.
LONDON. Nov. 21.-The Tii,,,s' Erzoroum cor
respiotldent says: If winter breaks upon us
shortly and Kars holds out we may keep Erze
roum: tliut if the wearthr continues fine and
Kars falls this place cannot repel the Russians.
The Porte Deslrous of Entertaining Peace
Proposals. 4
loNTiON. Nov. 21.-The Manchester Gutlrdian's
Pera ceorrewpondent tel.graphs as follows: I
have just heard of tii capture of Kars. The
fall of Erzltrouln is exptetied to follow. The
Porte now apperars detsirouls of entertaining
r'nar' pro )osals. Horner Pasha. Minister of
Foreign AfTfairs. and Mahmoud Damad, are said
to be more favorable to p.ace.
ECHIIOES FROM THIE PEOPLE.
PENNI Es.
What the Working People Think of the
Penny.
Nev (OTuEANs, NOV. 21. 1677.
I',,li"or I,,,.eralc-The poor bless the DEO
taAT for its noble fight to bring into this city the
use of small money. Wei have to spend muc'h
more for what we live on than if we could buy
what we need In smaller amounts. You said
tlhe introduction of penniesl in New Orleans
woulild; beltter than any titplan for the benefit
of the working peopl.. and it would, for the
laboring iman by savi rng theo dd cents in buyling
woulll make from twenty to thirty cents. on
etvtry dIollar. WORKING MAN.
New OITLEANs, Nov: 21. 1877.
EI'lit,,r' I)t,,,u,''al - If one vent pieces are
brought into use in New Orleans it will prove
of a great deal of beneflt to everybody, and
particularlyto t hl working people. I saw in your
paper how the great reform was made in St.
Louis, and how much the working peo pi.
savevd-that is. 252 to t pier cetnt. It-the reform
of using .e.nt. in ouir currency-o-ught to he
brought about here. It would relieve muic
povl"rty. iandi thosie of u1 who live by thel sweat
of our brows and get very low wages and some
times no work. would then liva much cheaper
than we can now. Go on. Mr. Editor, with your
kind work; and we hope the rich and the mer
c-hants. bankers, and our grocery keepers and
marketmenit will act on your plan, and bring to
a success this important reform. J. L. N,
NEW ORLEANS. NOV. 21. 1577.
El/ilor, I),uocra/l-faving read your several
articl's on the introduction of the cent in the
business of New Orleans with great interest. it
occurs to me that complete success would at
tend your exertions if the City Ciouncil would
repeal the present bread ordinance, which is
not observed, and pass one ct,,mpelling bakers
to make and sell their bread by weight at any
price they plea(sed. This would introduce here
free trade in brtead, which we have never had
f-rthe want of the cent, and would compel
bakers ant corner groceries to keep a supply of
cents on hand to actcommodate their customrers
with char. ge. as the price of bread will vary
with the price of flour.
Very respectfully, your obe'llent servant,
AN OLD MERCHANT.
The General Amnesty Bill.
[St. Louis Timers.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.-The House .Judi
tiary Committee will to-morrow take up and
act upon the general amnesty bill, which was
defeated through the efforts of Blaine in the
last Congress. All the Democrats on the
committee will vote in favor of the complete
abolition of political disabilities on account of
participation in the rebellion, while the Re
publicans will vote for the bill, with Blaine's
amendment added, exempting only Jefferson
Davis. They want to keep him as long as he
lives, they say, as a "monument of treason.'"
They will accordingly endeavor to put in this
provision as an amendment in the House, but
it is doubtful if there will be any great fight
over the bill, at least nothing to compare with
that which Blaine made last year.
A MsLsi.slppi Duel.
[Memphis Avalanche.]
Eight miles south of Ashland, North Mis
sissippi, a few days ago. Homer V. Hunt was
challenged by C. Mason Lane for saying of a
young ladyfriendof the latter, "HottI loathe
any girl who is her equal !" He accepted, and
as both were excellent shots the distance was
extended from fifteen to thirty-hive yards.
Hunt was killed and Lane mortally wounded
at the first fire.
The Pope's Irethers.
The Pope's two brothers died at the ages of
95and sothat His Holnaes mee up
A STA1RTLING ISSUE.
NRW SEI'TIONAL LINES-TIME EAMT
AND THE WEST.
Sllver and Gold.
[N. Y. Herald.].
It is to he hopel that a time may at last,
come when this great republic may be re
lieved from the curse of sectional or geo
graphical politics. Unfortunately, during
the nearly ninety years since the adoption
of the constitution we have never been
quite exempt from sectional dlifferences In
our politics. This tendency did not start
with the formation of the government. It
antedates the constitution and was active
(lurlng the war of the revolution. It was
I then a divergency of views between New
England and the Middle States or between
New England and the Southern States.
After the adoption of the constitution it
took the form of jealousy between the North
and the South, although at a very early
period there were developed symptoms of an
tagonism between the East and the West.
Washington in his farewell address thought
it his duty to warn his countrymen against
the dand'er of geographical parties. ' In con
templatnmg the causes which may disturb our
Irnlon," said he, "it occurs as a matter of
serious concern that any ground should
have been furnished for characterizing
I parties by geographical discriminations
--Northern and Southern Atlantic and
Western." lie said of such sectional
distinctiions: "They tend to render alien
to each other those who ought to
be bound together by fraternal affection."
During the greater part of the present cen
tury there have been no active jealousies he
tween the East and the West. The over
shadowing question of slavery drew the line
between the North and the South, and the
ever increasing acrimony between these great
sections at last reached such a pitch that
there was no solution of the controversy ex
cept by a resort to arms. But since the civil
war there has been' a strong tendency to es
tablish a new sectional line in our politics.
The Alleghanies are taking the place of the
old Mason and Dixon's line and the
new "irrepressible conflict" is between
a the States of the Atlantic seaboard
and those in the Mississippi Valley. The
West is becoming as arrogant, unreasonable
and fanatical as the South was during the
twenty years which preceded the civil war.
We are again being drawn into a vortex of
geographical politics. The recent proceed
ings in Congress show that the old sectional
division between the North and the South has
been superseded by a new sectional division
between the East and the West, and the con
flict is hardly less bitter and irreconcilable
than were the old spent controversies between
the North and the South. The unreasonable
domination of the West is no more to be sub
mitted to than was the unreasonable domina
tion of the South.
The West has been a prolific hotbed of rank
heresies ever since the close of the war. The
greenback heresy was the first in order of
time. Its influence in practical politics was
similar to that of slavery at an earlier period.
During the slavery controversy the Demo
eratic party attempted to trade on that agita
tion, and it paid the heavy penalty always
incurred by a party which takes the wrong
sidle. In the progress of the controversy not
only the Democratic party of the South, but
the whole South, arrayed itself on the side of
injustice, just as the West is becoming
practically unanimous for repudiation,
although in the beginning the Democratic
party pioneered and championed that bad
cause. There is a clhse parallel between the
two agitations. The Northern Democrats
were always as much opposed to slavery at
heart as the Eastern J)emocrats are at heart
opposedl to the financial here.Ies of the West.
But demagogues and party leaders are al
ways too willing to cater to wrong-headed
fanatics, and some Eastern Democrats have
shown too ready a proclivity to treat the
Western repudiatlonists with the same indul
gence which was practised by their pro
slavery predecessrors toward the South. Such
tampering with justice and right is always
an regregious blunder. Its inevitable conse
quence, if persistedl in, will be ruin to the
emnocrati.: party in the East, as it was
ruined in the North by its pro-slavery atti
tude. The West is already nearly as unani
mous for reiipudiation as the South ever was for
slavery, and the Eastern l)emocerats will com
mit another astounding mistake if they try
to keep up the same relation with the repu
dliationists which they continued to maintain
with the pro-slavery fanatics after it had bte
come evident that the whole South was so
joined to its idol as to force the North into op
position. The Eastern Democrats are in
capable of profiting by experience if they
give any such encouragement to the West as
they formerly gave to the South.
The West has Iong shown itself destitute
of honor or gratitude, and almost of von
science or common sense. The war for the
iUnion was more for the interest of the West
than of any other section. The West is an
inland community, raising a vast surplus of
products which are of no value without a
foreign market. The success of the rebel
lion would have shut them off from any
Southern outlet except through for
eign territory, and Southern independence
once achieved there would have been danger
of another split between the West and the
East, which would have hemmed in the West
ern States and have hedged up all their
routes to foreign markets. Had the Union
been broken up the South and the East
would still have had free acess to
the markets of the world, but the
West would have been isolated. It
could not have sent a bushel of wheat to any
foreign market without the permission of
governments over which it had no control
and which could have destroyed its prosper
ity by their tariffs. The successful war for
the Union preserved for the WVest its free ac
tcess to all foreign nmrket.i, which is tile vital
interest of that section of the interior portion
of the country. The war was carried on by
Sthe advances of Eastern capitalists, but no
I sooner was it over than the West, which had
Sthe largest stake in its success turned
against its benefactors and insisted on pay
in, their bonds in deprec.iated greenbacks
ine same recliess alsregara or moral anrl
pecuniary obligations has marked the whole
course of Western politics since the war. The
so-called grander movement is a conspicuous
illustration. Twenty or thirty years ago the
grand necessity of the West was the construc
tion of railroads. Its farmers were trans
porting their grain to places of shipment in
wagons fromdistancesof fifty, a hundred and
a hundred and fifty miles, and the develop
ment and prosperity of the country depended
on cheaper carriage. Eastern capitalists were
besieged and implored to furnish the money
for building ', estern railroads, and then,
when the people of the West had got the rail
roads, which quadrupled the value of their
farms, they started a movement for destroy
ing the value of all railroad property. This
was of a piece with their efforts to cheat the
bondholders who had furnished the means of
carrying on a war whose success was more
important to the West than any other section.
The greenback repudiation project and the
granger project having come to naught, and
being utterly dead, the same irrepressible
dishonesty comes up in another form. It is
now proposed to swindle private creditors
and cheat the national bondholders by coin
ing ninety-two dollars' worth of silver bul
lion into a hundred silver dollars, and making
such debased money a tender for the dis
charge of all obligations. Some readers
may, perhaps, think it unfair to charge
this iniquity upon the West when there
are many Western citizens who detest
it. But such a plea can no more be ad
mittedOhan it would have been in the case of
the South, which contained a large body of
sincere Union men at the outbreak of the
civil war. We must judge the West by the
.en it sends to repr~ n Cegressi Tbe
r',esented in Washington by a fanatical and
luna,tie pro-slavery set than Is in the West at
present by a fanatical and lunatic set of all
ver money repudiationists. If the publio
men of other parts of the country willd ac
against them with such resolute vigor a
dl.eision as to show them that they haven
hope of allies out of their own section, this
old heresy in a new mask may easily be put
down.
LOU4)ISIA NA.
The Colfax (Chronifcl, haschanged hands.
T'he publilc schools in St. Mary are all
closed for the year.
The average yield of the cane in Iberia I
one and a half hogsheads to the acre.
Pointe Coupen had a very heavy frost and
light ice on Sunday and Monday of last
week.
Ten thousand dollars of taxes are unpaid in
Ascension parish, being nearly double that of
any year since 1872.
The reports of the quantity and quality of
the sugar yield in I'ointe (tupee are quite
favora b.
The directors of the I Rd river and Missie
sippi railroad elected It. It. Denning treasurer
of the road last week.
hA number of liquor dealers in St. Landry
have been found guilty of selling liquor to
minors, and fined $40 each.
Sixty laborers from the city arrived in St.
Mary's last week to work on Capt. Pharre'
Splace during grinding season.
The people of North Louisiana got five
days rotton picking last week, the bxedt show
they have had for a month.
Baton Rouge has jast received seventeen
more prisoners, two from Lafayette and flt
teen form St. Landry. All are negroes.
The New Iberia papers complain that that
town is practically blockaded and cut off
from the rest of the parish by the mud in the
roads, which forbids traveling.
A little colored girl was burned to death In
a cabin opposite the plantation of Dr. Du
perier, in Iberia, during the absence of her
grandmother.
The Sunday liquor law was not thoroughly
carried out in St. Mary's, and that is why It
has been suspended by the police jury. Th.e
Rl'giisftr also charges that it was suspended
to enable planters to work on Sunday.
David Johnson is probably sorry that he:
left the parish jail of Carroll for the moment
that he landed on the opposite shore of MI
Ssissippl he stole a mule and was next day
lynched for it.
Mr. Krost, of New Orleans, hlas purchased
the point o, land, or rather marsh, just oppo
site Shell Island, in St. Mary's, and intends
Slanting orange trees and building a hotel,
It s said that the "land" is sea-marsh and
can not be cultivated.
Morgan City is crowded with tramps. The
walk there from the city along the railro.,
and trust to smuggling themselves over to
Galveston on the steamers. As they fall in
this and can go no further on account of the
bay they are forced to loaf about town.
A negro man and a negro woman, named
respectively Wm. Strawter and Hannah N..'
ris, were drowned on Bayou Botuf on thel2th
inst., near Mr. T. J. Heard's store. It ap
pears that while crossing the bayou in a
skiff, it c(apsized and they were drowned. TI.
bodies were recovered, an inquest was hed
and the jury returned a verdict of accldentM
drowning.
A general row took place in Centerville lut
I Sunday; pistols were fired, bricks throwi
andi the air filled with curses. The powLp
tried to interfere and put an end to a 1ightbf e
tween two negroes, but were driven of b7 the
crowd. Some citizens interfered and the
offenders were arrested. During the melee
a shot was fired that resulted in the death of
one of the two negroes that had commenced
the row.
• ,.4.4b-- ...
THE MILVER DILL.
The vote on the silver bill, which recently
passed the lower House of Congress was, by
States, as follows:
Yeas-New York, 3; New .Jersey, 1; Penn.
sylvania, 5; Virginia, 4; North Carolina, 8;
South Carolina, 3; Georgia, 8; Alabam 8;
Louisiana 4; Mississipp , 6; Ohio 18' Ken
tucky, 8; Tennessee, 8; Indiana, 10; illinoi
16; issouri, 11; Arkansas, 2; Michi , ;
Texas, 5; Iowa, 9; Wsconmsmin, 7; California,
3; Minnesota, 3; Oregon, 1; Kansas, 2; West %.
Virginia, 2; Nevada, 1; Nebraska, 1. Total,
Nays--Maine, 4; New Hampshire, 2; Ver
mont, 3; Massachusetts, 5; Rhode Island, 2;
Ne.w York, 16; New Jersey, 2; Pennsylvania,
1i Maryland, ; Louisiana, 2; Georg: i 1;
Missouri, I; Michigan, 2; Texas 1; Calfornia,
I. Total, 3.
The two members from Louisiana voting
against the bill were Gibson (Dem.) and
Leonard (Rep.)
The Army Bill.
IN. Y. World.i
WASINOITON, Nov. 17.--Both houses have
agreed to retain the standard of the army at
235,00( men. The House to-day concurred
with the Senate amendment to that effect by
the close vote of 134 to 130,. The entire Tess
delegation voted with the Republicane, who
favored 25,000, except Reagan. Williams. of
Delaware; Williams, of Michigan, and Lut
trell also voted with the Republicans. The
position of the bill Is now as follows: The
House non-concurs in the amendments to al
low two additional paymasters' clerks, and In
a minor paragraph which requires a boardo.
ordnance officers to select a magazine gu..
The House insists that the officers shall be
ordnance officers. The Senate left the matter
discretionary. The bill has gone to a corm
mittee of conference, and as the disagree
ments between the two houses are unimpor
tant, there is every prospect of the billbe
coming a law very early next week.
.. --~----
Iars.
Kar- has been captured and occupied by
the r ssians after a siege of nearly seven
n:oniths. In 1828 Kars surrendered without
1d. fense. In the Crimean war it was starved
out. Since When the fortifications have been
made; very strong, a line of earthworks hav
ing been placed entirely around the town and
citadel, commanding the surrounding coun
try. The Russians have had a hundred heavy
siege guns operating against these works,
and have stuck to their task, with the excep
tion of a few weeks in August, with great
tenacity. The capture of Kars removes every
obstruction in Armenia, except Erzeroum and
Batoum. The former is not likely to hold out
long, as the Russians can now rapidly re
enfrce (Gen. Tergusakoff. Batoum is strong
ly garrisoned by the Turks, and is backed by
the Turkish fleet which could make the place
unten-ble even if the Russians took it. The
capture of Kars, however, goes a long way
toward the subjection of all Turkish Armenia
to Russian rule, and will be regarded at Con
stantinople as fatal to Mukhtar's security in
Erzeroum.
Confederate Notes.
Some Confederate bonds and notes, assets
of the bankrupt bank of North Carolina, were
sold at auction in Raleigh on the 13th inst.
One man paid $6 70 for $100,o.() of Treasury
notes, and $3 44) for $4)0.000 in bonds. An
other bought $185~100 worth of the notee.er
$2 50, and $628,000 of North Carolina war
bonds for $10. One lot of unsigned nrme -
were sold for $9 75.
'S ,
The Tweed BSalts.
NEw YoRIm Nov. 15.-In the case of The.
People vs. Willam M. Tweed, to reove.r
$9a3,646 paid by the city on fraudulent blls
through a caiapcirmy with Watson, deceased,,
judgment gsaea tthepatif waseeteredbt

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