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OFFIIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.
VOL. II-NO. 330. NEW ORLEANS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. THE SOUTHERN SENATORS. 933 SUWATY STILL Is sEuAIONt-uE* PvSLICAW VIOLATION oF Psam *UNB-RULLOs PeeT oXsN D. Patteagee anad ionover Stiek, and Will Poe0 the seaste In hessles 1t1ll Butter Is sworn In. [8geolal to the Democrat.] WAsxarmovo. Nov. 7e.-The session of the Sen ateto-day is in most respects unparalleled in the I history of that body. The Republicans, as If in the freney of a death struggle, abandoned even the most ordinary rules of decorum, and vlo Sated every precedent and custom of the Senate with sa ecklessness which ,,as at times appal Ye' 2 Mest Flagrant Case !f this cama from Edmunds himself, who has aways been the very pink of senatorial pro on the Republican side. There has been a general interchange of hard all around, the most conspicuous of bloh was A Tilt Betweei eordon and Edmunds, ` which the latter was most decidedly worsted. Gordon had some documents in his pocket, I A the strength of which he threw out insinua tions with a view to drawing Edmunds into a AM, but Edmunds, divining Gordon's purpose, -withdrew and left his antagonist master of the iatuation. The whole debate has been Aerlnienious and Personal, to a degree never before heard of in the Senate, and the Congressional Record of to-morrow will be interesting for thefirst time. At this hour the Senate is still in session, and fair to stay there all night. Conover and Patterson be Noved from their Purpose to seat Butler before any other business is tran acted. One of the remarkable results of to-day's proooedlngs has been to develop the fact that even should Conover and Patterson vote for Zellogg after seating Butler, they will be offset by two Republicans who Will Not Vote for Kellogg tinder any eiroumstances. Conover and Patterson have just told me that ther intend to keep the Senate in session until Butier is sworn In, and the resources of the Republicans, who are llibustering, cannot last longer than until 1 or a o'olock in the morning. The only escape from An All i ight session :glan agreement on the part of the Republicans to take a vote on Butler's case at i o'clock to siorrow, but as yet Edmunds refuses to make 'Is agreement. BUELL. L m SUNATE 0OOD FOR AN ALL-NIGET fs: AI0N -T3UV MAN'S TACTICS. -pp- u q ad Cenever Will sit Out Until OpturWpy Bather Than Yield. [Special to the Democrat.] i'a53lWlNOx, Nov. 27, 2 a, m.-At 1:40 a. m. the is still in session, and the time Being um roll calls on dilatory motions and dmenta. varied with occasional parlia tary passages at arms. It is noticeable, bwever, that the Senators are getting better abumored than they were early in the evening and the occasional little debates are much less serimonious, Only about half the Senate is now on the floor, the other half having paired off and gone to sleep to come on watch again about a a. in., when the half now on duty will take a rest. The object of the Republicans in this sort of filibust ering is not clearly apparent, as they all admit that they have no hope of defeating Butler. Patterson and Conover say that they will sit it out until Saturday night rather than yield to theneast compromise whih affects the seating of Butler. The session wnil undoubtedly last all night, and may be prolonged all day to-mor row without recess. Field Marshal Thurman has been at his post without intermission since noon, and has been on the floor for remarks of greater or less length no less than twenty times. His man Lgement thus far Ihs been without a fault, and Is said by the most experienced and widely read parliamentarians, to be unexcelled in the history of deliberative contests. At this hour the galleries are still well filled, and public interest runs as high as it did at any period of the electoral eount, and well it may, the contest has become one for the political trol of the Senate itself, as well as for the iat of Butler and his fellow claimants. BUELL. Zastis Before the senate Committee. AsmNovoN, Nov. 26.-J. B. Eustis, claiming in the Senate from Louisiana, beginning 4th, 1878 was before the Committee viI and Elections this morning, and te4 a brief regarding his case. The eseeas follows: ,rm the adjournment of the Legisla barqh.,s872. till April. 1877, there has existed in Louisiana any undisputed Leg except the Legislature chosen Novem 4, and organized with Mr. Estilette as r. ustis made a very brief argument, and tted documentary evidence. including the rnal of the House of Representatives. reby he claims to have been elected. gr's Case Goes Over UntIl Tuesday ilaority Report Favoring Spoford. EnovroN, Nov. 26.-In the Senate Mr. Wad from the Committee on Privileges and ens, submitted a report accompanied by a ution, deelring W. P. Kellogg entitled to a in the Senate, as Senator from Louisiana. Ix years from Maren 4, 1877. He asked the consideration of the resolution, but ob was made, and the resolution went over t morrow. errimon submitted a minority report by Messrs. Hill Saulsbur y and himself. vrng the seating of Mr. Spaiord. Ordered DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. R5VASTATION BT FLOOD IN VIRGINIA. 'leat Destruction of Public and Private Property. ;. ucane, Nov. 25.-The river isfalling. and ow six feet below the highest point reache d. ye damage has been done. CEXoND, Nov. 25.-All the bridges on Wall rMeek are washed away. The damage to rail vs is normous. Trains of cars loaded with ob Dom Danville to Richmond were swept RiaoDNov. 25.--4t 6 p. m. the water was "ighteen inches higher than during the memor K-le flood of 2870. and still rising. Intense ex the Mayo bridge has been carried awa The works are saulmerged and the city is in total ess. Totals i estimated between one on f Nov 25. Midnight-The excite. Sthe lower ptof thiscity is most in ý~le restd ~d merchtants doing 0 wthe~t leeHotel. on~rn ra .the water durng showing their effect on the river which is now rising at the rate of eighteen inches to two feet perhour. If this continues till morning, which Is now probable, the water will be higher than the flood of isle. The water in the extreme lower portion of this city has roached Seven t nth street, and is now within a few feet of the First Market, on Main street. A dispatch from Lynchburg. dated it p. m., says: The river at this point is as high as in 18o0, and is still rising steadily. The bridges are all gone, and the damage to all sorts of property lsimmense. The James river and Kanawba canal, be tween Lynchbur and Richmond, will probably sus'ain most serous damage by overflow of the river and eonsequent breaking of its banks The flood of 187s cased a loss to the canal com pany of sever at hundred thousand dollars and suspension of traffil for months, and this dis aster is likely to be repeated. RICtxMoND, Nov. 2n.-A Danville dispatch, dated the 25th, says: Dan river has risen to nearly the highest ever known here. The dam age in and about the city is more than e100,000. Everything bordering on the T)an river ant Big anmd Little Sandy rivers has been swept away. The Virginia Midland railroad sustalned much damage at this point; the bridge over Stanton river, on that roaf, is gone. Three other minor bridges on the same road were swept away. and the roadbed washed in many places. Danville to-night is in darkni ss, as the gas works are submerged. A number of houses were swept away. Timl destruotivenesa of the freshet is ineaculable. The river is still rising. RAinEais Fauny. Nov. 2i.- ioth rivers are 26 fees above low w iter inrk-2 feet hlihter than in 1870. All pioperty on Shenandoah street is destroyed. The wate is said to be at a stand. CaAnLorsavrnLa. Nov. 26.-All the streams in the nelghborhood are greatly swollen and the adjacent farms are suutering. Ituanna miver 14 as high as In isle, but is n'w falling. A por tion of the Iron bridge is g ne and the bilane is seriously damaged. The telegraph lines are down. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad is badly washed, and all trains are sopped. lThe damage cannot be eslimated, but it will be very great In this vicinity. RioHMoND, Va., Nov. 2i 9:45 p. m.-The dam age done by the iroshet exceeds anything known here, notwithstanding all the ueeau tions taken. The great rush of water on itleh mopd exceeds anything ever known. The wafer graduyaliy rose until it reached the see ond stories of many houses, and was pouring into Main street. the principal thoroughfare of the city. With every vehicle that could be obtained and an immense number of hands goods could not be removed fast enough, and the midnight workers found themselves surrounded by water and were forced to leave the endangered property to Its fate. Boats could not be obtained, and sturdy fathers could be seen moving cautiously through the water hearing their little ones on their shoulders. The people climbed to the third-stories, and when they observed t o water raising to them, called loudly for boats to take them off. Last night the city was in total darknues and confusion. The river was ri-ing and profound gloom pnrevailed. There is no possibility of ascertaining the amount of damage to public and private property. In this city alone the figures will reach a mil lion, and in the State the losses will be im mense. On the Potomac. WAsniwuToN, Nov. 2o.-The Potomac is fall ing and running at the rate of ii miles an hour. bearing from above bridges, shanties, barrels. etc.. swept away by the flood. The loss of prop erty along the river front is very extensive. Barrels of whisky and flour were recovered by men and boys in boats. Tugs ant other vessels parted their cables and driftted with the current. Communication between Washington and Alexandria, by railroad and boat, Is sus pended, and it is reported that south of Alex andria there are heavy washes on the railroads. The draw of the long bridge is out of order. The causeway from the south end almost to Fort Runyon, is submerged, The tilling in of the railway has washed out, and the turnpike Is covered with water to the depth of several foot. Effects of the Storm. NEw YoRuc, Nov. 27.-The wind and rain storm which began early Saturday continued up to a late hour this afternoon and the telegraph lines, especially South, are badly deranged. The Wreck of the Huron. Nsw YomK Nov. 27.-A dispatch from Kitty Hawk says that no more bodies have been re covered from the wreck of the Huron. The tide is running northeast and probably a num ber will come ashore further north. '1 he sea is too high to get a boat to the wreck. The ship Resolute Ashore. NEW Yoax, Nov. 27.-The signal observer at iandy Hook reports as follows: The ship Itoso lute in reported ashore at Ocean beach. A wrecking steamer has gone to her relief. Ocean Freights. Naw Yonx, Nov. 2i. - Ocean freights were stronger for ra n vessels, dull for oil tonnage, opening es ier by steamner for grain to Liver pool at ad; closing i1rm at 8a d, and London at sid. WAR NOTES. Capture of Entropol. LONDON, Nov. 26.-A Russian official dispat'*h announces that the Russians, en Saturday, cep tured the fortified town of Entrop' '. with a trifling lose. The Turks fled in disorder. Direct Negotiations for Peace Between Russia and Turkey. LoNDON, Nov. 26.-A dispatch from Constanti nople says: The Sultan h ,s expressed his in tention to treat separately with the Czar. He abandons all idea of applying to any foreign power for mediation. A special from St. Petersburg says: Russian newspapers profess a istrong desire for peace; there is much talk of direct negotiation with the Porte. and the probability of such set le ment Is said to grow stronger daily. Russia is reported to be making special exertions to so cure, at. any rate, England's exclusion from the negotiations. English Incredulty. LONDON. Nov. 26.-Rumors are once more in circulation to the effect that peace negotiations are on foot, but nobody here gives much heod to them. Kellogg-Spofford. [Chicago Times.] *WASIITNiiToN, Nov. 23.-The Senate Commit tce on Privileges and Elections met again this morning, with a full attendance of its members, and although the vote taken on yesterday after norn fully settled the Kello -Spofford case by concluding to report tavorabiy on the fo. mer, the matter was again considered this m ruing. It will be remembeted that the late Senator Morton. during his reign as chairman of the Committee on Privileges and Elections, last spring prepared a report favorable to Kellogg upon his prima fade right to a seat. Tthe ques tion, therefore, that exercised the committee this morning, was the manner in which the re port to be submi ted to the Senate on Monday should b framed. It was soon decided, h,,w ever, by a resolution which was adopted setting forth the fact that upon the merits of the case Kcl ogg is entitled to his seat in the Senate, and that therefore Spofford. the claii ant of the same seat, is not ent!tled tout. Mr. Wadleigh, chair man of the committee, was thereupon instruct ed to draw up a report. There will also be a minority report by the three Democratic Sen ators. which it is understood Merrimon. with the assistance of Spofford himself, will prepare. It was then agreed by a unanimous vote to pro ceed with the case of Eustis on sionday next. Southern Claims. Mr. Mills, of Texas, introduced in the House Thursday a bill to pay all debts contracted by officers or agents of the United States govern ment in the Staces of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina. Georgia, Fiorida. Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana. Texas and Arkansas, for suppi ee furnished the army, or for rent and occupation of real estate since Ju ne se,1865, upon full proof of the justness of the same by the parties hold n such indebtedness. It declares the war of the r- ellion to have ended prior to June 80. 1865. ant that from and after said day all claims of citizens of the United States against the government stand on terms of perfect equality. It is made the duty of the Quartermaster General to submit to Congress as soon as oPeiole an estimate of the amount oftoe htwill be required to pay the in-die poie o i h il prvie for in he bill C(HEAPER GAS. THIE MUNICIPAL GASLIGHT COMPANY PROMI0E3 US CHEAPER VoAS. A New York CompanyAnxious to Estab lish Gasworks la St. Louis and New Orleans-A Better Variety of Gas to be Furnished at Cheaper Rates. [Special Correspondence N. O. Democrat] The subject of ST. Louis, Nov. 7;j, 1577. CHEAP 0AS. or rather cheaper gua than w4 get now, is once more agitating the public mind here, and this time there is some promise of relief, unless the municipal assembly shall have the hardihood and effrontery to defy the people's will. The remedy proposed now is the establishment of a new company, restricted by ordinance to a price not to exceed two dollars ocr thous Ind cubic feet. The Municipal Gaslight Company, of New York city, have made application to the city for permission to lay mains and pipes, and the or dinance is now before the municipal assembly. As this company intents to make the same ap plication in Now Orleans, with the view of os tablishing works and carrying on business in that city, the DEMouRAT correosonttent has been collecting some information on the subject. THE PROCEIS OF MANUFACTURE is a new one in this country, and the product is called water gas because it is made from water. By a chemical process the component parts of water are separated and the hydrogen is strongly impregnated with refined naptha No coal is used except for heating purposes. The works are very'similar in construe ion to those in use for the manufacture of the ordinary gans, and the same kind of pipet, mains and fixtures are uved, so that a consumer is not put to any expense in changing his patronage to the new process. The process is a French invention, and was jntroduced in Now York city something over two years ago. A companyof wealthy men was formed, and without any difficulty or delay the privilege of laying mains in the streets of that city was obtained from the authorities. Having ample moans, the company pushed for ward vigorously, and whilo the mains and pipes were being laid the works were in process of construction. About two years a4o the New York e nmpany opened business under an ordi nance restricting Them to a charge of TWO DOLLARS PER THoUSAND CUIC FEiET. The company opened business with the ad vantage of a lower rate than the o her gas com panies charged, and that naturally attracted custom. The gas gave satisfaction as well as the price, and in the short space of two years the stick of the company could not be bought. Having the exclusive right to manufae turo this gas in the United States and having met with such rapid success in New Yora. the company decided to extend its operations to other large cities of the Union. Within a few days past Philadelphia and San Francisco have both granted fran chises to the Municipal Gaslight Company, and applications for the right to lay mains are now pending before the municipal auhorities of St. Louis end Chicago. Mr. J. A. Munheimer, of Now York, Is here as the representative of the company. and as soon as his appeit tion is die posed ot by the assembly be wil ptoceed to NEW ORlEANS to ask the right of establishing works in your city. A company has been formed here of leading cit zens, with D. 1'. lbwland. one of our oldest and most honorable merchants, as president. This company has been organized and char tered under the laws of the Sta'e, and will con duct the affairs of the gas company here, if the right to proceed is accorded them. A company of local business men is organized in each city, but the original company in New York, who own the right to the process, furnish all the capital necessary to construct the works and set the bu-iness in operation, and of courae get the larger share of the pi ofits, but they give the local company Liberal opp "rtuniiies. The vtihton for the right to lay mans and the ordinance granuing that right were ri ferred to the committee on pub'ic inprovements of the Council, in which house of the assembly these documents were first presented. 'This conmmnittoo have boen examining into the atTfair, and the chairman intornis me that he has found ii, compjany all that was repren'nted: sound tinidaily, standing Al in thq commer cial uirchas oh New York, and giing entire satisfa tiun to its petromns. Mr. Monhelmer has laid b fore the Conncil committee a number of documents in supi rt of Ii s claim that the company in New York, and wii in St. Louis, sell A IJETTER QUALITY OF OA5 than is ordinar ly made at a less price. One of these papers cooints ia list of heavy coflum- r era of gas In New Yoj k who patronize the IIu- i nilipal Company. The lit emubraces thirty-five of the largest hotel. in that city and all th, lead ing theatres, op'tra hou-e- and club houses of t that city. F:om several of the tailing hotels comparative statements were obrain'ei of the amount pald by them for gis fir certain months to the Manhattan Company in 1570 and to the Munieip 11 ComDpay in 1577. These state ments Indieated a saving of about 30 p r cent in favor of the Munii pal Uompany. THE NEW COMPANY ORIIANIZED HERE, before making any attempt to obtain the right to lay their uimans, app'lut'd three directors as A COMMITTEE TO VISIT NEW YORK. and examine the works there, the proenss of manufacture, quality of the gas, and suit other matters as the comtany here ought to be in- I forme I upon This commit ten, coneisting of t Cl. Isaae Cook, Capt. Charles P. Warner and r Adolph Busch, spent several days in New York r in examining in i I he affairs of the company there, and upon their return to Mt. Louis made < a report to the directors which sat istled the taat they could engage in the enterprise wlh confldence of suceess. While In New York, ai few days ago. Mayor Overstolz was indalue to t visit the works of the Muncipal Gaslight Com- i D any. Alter going through the establishment t he expressed hitmsell highly plausad, and in ( order to get his own atcount of the visit. I to day questineiitl him about it. Maid he: "There < is no doubt about THE SUPERIOR QUALITY OF THE WATER GAS. I mate a thorough examination of the works, the process of manutacture. and compare-t the illuminating power with that of other gas by seeing them lighted Fide by side. We drove baca to the Fiktt Avenue Hotel after dark, and as we passed through the stroots Icould point out the public lamps lighted with water gas. The difference was 'asily d:stinguishable. 'ihe water gas gives a brighter light ant the flame sipreaus instead of concentrating like th~ir dimiary garis. The jayor accorded to the gas all that is claimed for it, and said that it he were not I Mayor of the city he would buy all the stock he could get in the new company. Chief McD nough. of the police force of St. Louis, also examined the water gas during a recent visit to New York, and pronounces it su perior to the common gas. Now the question is. why should the city au thorities hesitate a moment to grant the privi lege asked? No damage can be done; the city is not asked to pay out a dollar, and the con strueIon of works and tying of mains and pipes will give employment to several hundred 1 men. and put in cireulation here several hun dred thousand doll irs. The explanation of the hesitation and delay is that A POWERFUL OAS MONOPOLY, backed by a powerful ring, exists in this city. Many years ago the city granted the St. Louis Gaslig Company the exclusive privilege of manuiaeturing gas in th s city for a term of years, with a coenditlon that at the end of thati the ity time ho a e to pirohase altowoe aheso4e meape prttydfree us of money theogas company sue Setededf in obtaigi ng shorthK cmay ue EXTItN5I NS OF ITS TRANwGIIt5 until 1573 when there was a demand from the citizens that something be done to give them cheaper gas. The price then charged was S4 50 per thousand cubic foot. The gas oorflpany sue ceeded in buying a majority of the Oity Coun cil, and there was passed what was known as THR "TRIPARTITE onDIEANUo." This ordinance extended the exclu ive privi loge of the tas company to 18HO, but required the price of gas to be lowered to is per thou sand. The people protested against this ordi nancens an outrage, and some of the ablest lawyers here have pronounced it invalid, be. cause of certain charter provisions affecting the gas company. In 18715 Jae. H. Britton was elected Mayor under a pledge tq enforce THE PIOPLE'S I1thITS IN THIS MATTER. He instituted legal proceedings and pressed them until the tripartite ordinance was deejared invalid by the (OircuitCurt and the right of the cltyto purchase the works sustained. The gas company appealed the case, of course, and meantime a receiver was appointed to take charge of and manage the gasworks until a decision shall be reached by the Supreme Court. As this gave the city at least partial posses slion of she asworks, it was supposed relief from exorbi tant charges would be obtained. But not so. The works passed under control of some small-soiled politicians, and to-day a more PORMIMABLR IRING is In power than existed under the as comopa ny. Ihis ring hopes to delay a flnal adiudicac tion of the question and thus hold possessionof the works for several years. The ring is com po ed mainly of city officia's, and these very officials control the granting of the franchise now sought by the new company. The e-tah lishment of a nw company, obligated by law to suply gas at a lower rate than is now charged would release gas consumers from the clutches of this ring, and hence the city officials are ox ortint themselves to prevent, the establishment of this now company. The people, however, are alive to their Interests, and petitions con taining thousands f signatures are pouring in upon the munidipal assembly asking thae the franchise be grant'd and healthful competition p poned. It r.nmains to besoen whether the as sembly dares defy the people and it is to be hoped New Orleans is ready to say "Come on. This city is free to honest competition in all lines of business." TIll RAILROAD OOMMtIssIONzits have succeeded in removing the obstruction that existed to the shipment ofcorn to this market. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas lail road early in the fall established a freight tariff on corn that pra"deally forbade its shipment. The railroad commissioners yesterday laid the matter bef re Wm. Bond, general manager of the railroad, and he has ordered a reduction to a fair anl iunt rate. Titis will induce the ship ment of immence utuantitles of corn from Cen tral Missouri to this city during the next few weeks. RAsND, Tril MURDuRn R, who shot and killed Officer White a few days ago has an far recovered that he was y' storday rtmmovetd to jail, ant to-morrow evening will be taken to Illinois. whlire he murdered several men only a few weeks ago. 7 he citizens of ht. Elmo, ill., where he committed atriple murder, swear they will lynch him as soon as he arrives, and it is believed they will carry out it de sign. lie is a hardened villain and a subject for Judge Lynch. THE PUBLIC PRINTING. Editor Deinotral-T have watched with much inters at the controversy going on over the mat ter of the public printing, and I have been much gratified at the dignified position as sumed by the DEMoMCAT. The 'best way is to look at things just as they were, as they are, and as they should be. I was one of those who started the New Orleans DEMOQIRAT, and I say without hesitation that the paper was born of dire political necessity. The Democratic party was the only party organized in opposi tion to Radicalism in New Orleans, and there wis not a single paper published in the English language that was true to the peo pie-that was not. indeed, worse than tainted with the corruption of the dominant gang. The Bee was always faithful, but it was published, as now. in French, and therefore could not reach the mass of the people in and out of New t Orleans. The outlook for a successful cam. paign was gloomy indeed, and a number of meetings of gentlemen of high standing and onedrgei political experience and sagacity were held to discuss the situation and the remedy. 4 The titter weakness and lukewarmness-if not I worse-of the English papers was freely die cussed. The distinct conclusion was that a Dem onritic paper must be started-flrat, to dissem inate as widely as possible propper principles' sticonti, to arousethe petpie to action: third, and by jarring the pockets of such papers as the I'icat wne and Timtes to drive them into the atti tude or declaring themselves distinctly for or I qu inet Iadinalism. rids was the philosophy of those who, with I a few thousant dollars subscribes from pockets that could ill afford it. started the DEMOCRAT. It is a matter of history how soon the hitherto politically wishy-washy sheets arrayed them selves on the side of the people with the little ability they possessed. Thenceforward we had I something like an united press, and the victory I was ours. This much to show that a proper press is as I tssential to political success as votes them selves. The man is a fool in polities who im agines otherwise. But it a press is essential to suceess, then the support of that press is as much a political duty as any other that attaches to us. Not its support through the robbery of the people, as in the case of the Republican, but its support in giving it su:'h publii work to do as has to be done, and at living prices. No man works for the Nate for nothing from the Gov- I eruor and legislators down, and it is simply pre posterous to ask of men, indus riots, intelligent' and honorable enough to conduct an able and faithful paper to do so for nothing or for a t pittance. There is no difficuty at all in the mat of the Printing board ascertaining what priit ing prices are, any more than in ascertaining what a merchant can retail sugar anti lour for' and having learned this they are bound in all common stnsh, as well as in good fa'th to the people they represent, to award the job to that p tper which, through thick and thin, through poverty and tribulation (sacrificing willingly every dollar originally contributed to start itt not only aroused a lethargic people to action. tuf drove into traces two or three sheets that were Ovary day covertly working us under the per manent heel of Radicalism. No man who reads the printing law can doubt h it its makers never dreamed of giving the public printing to the lowese bidder, and it is clear that they were very properly guided by the principles above laid down. I have no doubt whatever that if the public offices are let out to the lowest bidder the Pica une and Times can fill them all, from the Governorship down, at figures far lower than we now pay-:iye, for almost nothing. Indeed, looking at it as pure business. no doubt those patriotic paperawould give a bonus. The question is. however. how would the offices be filled? BRUJTUS. SILVER AND GOLD. An International Conference Proposed by senator Allison. [New York Tribune.] WAsmnsovow, Nov, 22.-Below is a copy of the proposrtion for an international conference respecting the relative values of gold and silver whtch was offered by Senator Allison, in the Fi nance Committee, as an amendment to the House silver bill. The committee, by a vote of live to two. refused to adopt it as an amendment to the pending bill, but those who voted against it intimated ttetir willingness to favor its enact ment as an independent measure. Mr. Allison intends to offer it as an amendment to the bill in the Senate, and in case it is not thus adopted will introduce it subsequent y as a separate bill, in which shape a favorable report by the committee is assured. The proposition is as follows: HEcrbox -. That immediately after the pas sage of this act the President shall invite tbe governments of the countries composing the Latin Monetary Union, so-called, and of such t ether European nations as he may deem aO,t yisatbte, to join the United States in a confr'tr enne to adopt a common ratio of legal-tende t as between silver and sold for the purpose o~t ee tiiblishing inteat io te l se bt mo ney >S of r v as may be mutually agreed upon by the Ex ecutives of the governments coming in the same. Whenever the go ernments so invited or any three of them shall have signified their willingnees to unite In the same, the President shall, by and with the consent of the Senate, ap point three commis toners, who shall attend such conference on behalf of the United Itates, and who shall report the doings thereof to the President, who shall transmit the same to Con res for approval or rejection by the United Mtates. Sald conomissioners shall receive eaeh the sum of $aee0 and their reasonable expenses to be approved by the Secretary of State. and the amount necessary to pay such compensa tion and expenses Is hereby appropriated. LOIJISIANA. The Iberia (sagr Bonl still complains of irregularities in the Teche mall. Shreveport owes $94,960 02 of State and $40, 0511 87 of pariah taxes, a total of $185,019 89. Quite a number of planters in Terrebonne have been making two hogeheads of sugar to the acre. New Iberia wants to elect its own mayor in future, and not have that officer appointed, as is done at present. The new Natchitoches parish police jury report every debt incurred this year paid in cash and $2000 in the treasury. St. Landry parish has twenty-four white and eleven colored schools, with a total at tendance of 128 9 pupils. On the Preu'lle plantation in Terrebonne, sixty hogeheads of sugar and 120 barrels of molasses was made from thirty acres of cane. The Terrebonne Progrcss and the St. James Louiisianais are loudly denouncing the Sun day laws lately passed in so many parishes. The other country papers are Sabbatarians. Mount Lebanon was visited by a violeni hail storm last Tuesday evening. The hal stones were as large as peas, and continued to fall until the earth was covered with them. Two parishes, Claiborne and East Feliciana held agricultural fairs last week. Both proved eminently successful, in the attendance and the articles and cattle on exhibition. The following are the collections of taxes by the tax collector of Pointe Coupee: State taxes and licenses, $17,872 95; parish taxes and licmses, $19,426 90; total, State and par ish, $37,298 85. The sugar cane is in excellort condition in Rapides, and the average will be as high as one and a half hogsheads to the acre. One planter made forty-five hogsheads of good sugar from nineteen acres of cane. The cotton gin on the Hard Times planta tion, Tensas parish, was burned last week. Wash Olesly colored, who was in the lint room at the time, was fatally burned. Forty five bales of cotton, mostly belonging to col ored men, were burned in the building. The weather which we have this week is delightful, and we are rejoicing. The yield of the cane is better than was first anticipated; one and a half to two hogsheads of sugar is being made to the acre.-[Point. Coupee Pelican. St. John publishes the smallest tax delli quent list of any parish. There are only 88 names on the list. Some of the delinquents, however, owe a large amount of taxes; $1200 50 being due from one alone. Rev. John C. Graham and his daughter, of Summit, Miss., started from their home to Baton Rouge last week, via Clinton and Jack son, In a buggy. In attempting to cross Poole's creek, ten miles north of Clinton, the buggy was overturned and the young lady drowned. Some of the captains of coast packets hav ing petitioned the Postmaster General to re move the lately appointed postmaster at Pointe Coupoe, Mr. Dayries, the merchants planters and professional men at once joined in a counter petition. The Pelican says no specific charge was made, and the editor speaks of Dayries as an excellent officer. The Pointe Coupee police jury fixes the parish tax for 1878 at one per cent for the parish expenses, three mills on the dollar to pay the yearly installment of the parish debt, and two mills for the school fund. The jury have also adopted the Sunday closing law. After the frosts we had two weeks of most excellent weather. The frost thoroughly checked vegetation in the canes, and the sun and wind were rapidly drying out the surplus water in them, eausing a daily increase in the sugar yield, when unfortunately we had more rain last Monday and Tuesday. The greatest damage done by the rains is to the roads which interferes with cane hauling, but, as iL remains cold, there is little fear of the cane losing any by a renewal of vegetation. We have a fair prospect for a mild fall and win ter, and certainly hope so, for the benefit of sugar planters. The sugar yield so far as we have learned, has pretty generally been satis factory during the past two weeks, and aver ages one hogshead from the poorest cane, and one and a half to two hogsheads of sugar from the best. The yield of molasses is necessarily quite large, owing to the imma ture condition of the canes.-[Iberia Sugar Bowl. BREVITIES. The ocustoms offi es at this port will be closed the 29th inst., Thanksgiving Day. The Burch school fund case, which came up at Baton Rouge ' n the 28d inst., was postponed until next month. There will be an important meeting of the Lou isiana Association of the Army of Tennessee this evening at 7 o'clock at the Mechanics' Institute. The Ladies' Orphan's Aid Association give a grand ma.querade and calico ball on Saturday evening, December 1, at Expusition Hall. Some of our most distinguished citizens have charge of the arrangements. In Sunday morning's edition under the title of "A pleasant occasion," we omitted to mention the name of Mr. John B. Steiner as vice president of Lafayette Young Men's Benevolent Association. Mr. Steiner was one or the prime movers and most genial spirits of the occasion. Yesterday was a day of funerals. As we passed down Canal street at abut half past 4 o'clock we met three of these mournful processions. One corpse was evidently that of a young child, for in a carriage immediately following the hearse were six yontg girls all dressed in spotless white, with snowy veils, each carrying a bouquet of white flowers. The eight was extremely touching. An innocent soul sped to Heaven and accompanied to the last resting place by the rep resentatives of purity and innocence on earth. Juudge Smiley. The Jefferson county bar has taken notice of the attacks made on the judicial integrit of Judge James M. Smiley by the Vicksburg Ier ald and New Orleans 2Tams. Among the redo lutions adopted are the following: Resolred, That it is the sens'e of the bar of Jef ferson county, formed from a long intercourse socially and professionally with Judge Smiley, that he is an honorable, conscientious and in corruptible public offle r-a man who has al ways exhibited marked Integrity and profound learning on the bench, whose probity cannot, in our opinion. he successfully impeached. Resolred, That we have a profound respect for his high-toned judicial character and we deeply regret to see any attempt to injure or destroy ira well-earled reputation, which he has acquired by many ye--rs of professional labor at the tsar and on the beneh, southern ersmmns. '"Elder" Morgan, a Mormon missionary, has been laboring effectively on Sand mountain. Alabama. and in Georgia. A few days since seventy- ninejpersons-mostly families-reached Scottsboro, Ala.. en route to the far West. A;j were converts to Mormonism and with a fte exceptions, were going to tire New Mer.100 colony. __ _ The French now consume 4Svltr ol beerper hesad a in 83. The A TALE OF THE SEA, FEE WUEKlCriW OP A V1 111114 AV DEL AWP THE SVFWUUIUO 01 TOE CslW. Nearly at a e' . Another storyof suffering by shlpwrs* apealtd ration at sea comes to us, and tise 4Irm ster inring not far diatant from the meatb .1 UtS river. At quite a late hour intelligene reuabedth Dsisocnw ofie that a vessel had been WIryI In the gulf, and her crew had 0lu arit ved h Bayou St. John on a fishing smackI. e to the Magnolia Bridge, and after se mi the reporter found the sloop Wonder. egaga hts the fishing business on Ohandeleurielsads. 'i rain was pouring down, not a light was tae seen, and through the darkness th rspMr' picked his way along, unlil a narna g leading to the sloop was reached. POAXPIo A VIsSa. at midnight is not pleasant when one's ulmieb act erpected, but boarding her when cue eft see his hand before his face is a sort of 1melo even reporters would prefer to pose eM morning. After gently tapping at the forward hatake the sloop deep murmurs wets heard below, sa in a few seconds A HUMAN zEAD 1U5RED off the hatch and asked, "What do yos waed'P The reporter stated his business and the hu3g responded, "All right sir. If that's yowr bt neos I will come out willingly. Just warI, it ..' please, for I want to put on my saoes." In a few moments the figure emerged Asit the hold, and the form of a bronzed and vealbem worn sailor appeared. Reporter.-1 am sorry to disturb you, bel a have learned that you have just nareIft s orped from a frightful death, and so celled you. Will you give me a statement of the t tsr? The Sailor.- With pleasure, sir, with The statemeut. My name is John MoLeod, and I have bee, sea for over twenty-seven years, and during sea-faring life I have been a master as well as fore the mast. The schooner 0. B. 0lsms. left Galveston on the 8th of October laest h cagoula, for a cargo of finished lumber, t#, llowten beling master, with a crew of fiv tsied all. We arrived all right as Psaeagouh, , oceived our freight, and started beck on she th&. o' November. We had been out from Eastle,. o Fg ula but a few hours, bound for Harn1e Tdias, steering a course YOU PASS A L'OITh t, south by east, half east, the wind being Mel. aa east, blowing moderately, when the horizoa noticed to be very murky. At 10 o'sleak inorniog the breeze freshened, and, to owsagu prise, our vessel BUCAME WATz.LsoooZi, and we could not steer her. After ordedsri took in the main-topeatl, flying jib, and rested our topsal. The well wa then to And out how much water was in her, sad rod showed four inches over her k'lso then stood to the nor'a'd for Horn Islan and lowered the mainsail. Whilst ing ceda course the vessel suddenly filled, the ma the onbin and breaking adrift tae water as well as the lashings of the deck load eo we had on board. All hands at ones Tooz To HZ msoaiwo with ropes to lash themselves there. Ahm .b. crew were aloft the eplain said, "Boys, M bad for us; but it we've got to die let's di together." Some one suggested Mutt we might save the yawl from the v after some trouble we got her adrift andn into her, and she was successfully That we might still be near our vessel, wz StATED BY HEX for a long time, getting under her lee to us from the waves. When we got into we were so short of time we didn't geV opportunity to put a bit of provisions oc a nautical Instrument or compass in the boat, can tell you there was no time to lose. Some of the crew were almost and few saved more than what would cover them. I had no coat and was in tarp We did not have with us a particle of cept a pet pig that had been on vessel. Not even a lead line, sir to take legs. Early on the evening of tie l9th, a afser dark, the vessel careened and laid an bw beam ends. We had to give her a widebei* of course, for the deck load was floating and she had some heavy spare on deck might have hurt our buat. We kept In sib her, however, as long as we could. Whe last saw her her mainmast was gone board. While we were in the boat heavy set in during the night with a drizzling rain a heavy sea running. Hunger coming cu, concluded we could not stand it losger, and pet hog was killed In the boat. xVhf) ITS BLOM with salt water and drank it. The naest the 20th, orened drearily. At daylight it dered and lightened terribly, and the rain down as though the canopy of the beaveus opened. The rain smoothed the mas dowerl siderably but the morning was a motghsu one. Tewind commenced to Increase gt~ what, and before it for about an hong, and thou we alm. stem it. About 2o'clock we got sounregeb ttp our hatchet to small lengths of rope knotted together for a line, and I found we u nine fathoms of water. The wind now from every point of the compass. Aftergt , the soundings a faint white point hwdi on the horizon which all agreed was a saM.Eut ger still pressing us we ate the liver and lm of the pig raw. Thero was consldershle over a fair division of these prsb~e took of what we got. It was prs uw THE EATNG 01 TERIN that made us all delirious. After keeping ems e course we found what we thought to be a sal isM the Ohandeleurl 1gM- house. We took a las5* at the shore and esw that there were soAA boulders and the surf ran so high we COULD 5EU GEl TO snOan there, sews headed for a marsh and made hut.. by tnse time all hands were exhausted andet l4s* itrium but Mr. Sherwood, the Ilh.speat0 Chandelier light~houae, gave us eey hieg could, and assisted us be ins dwelling. Adec got there somc of the crew heard of a $gg camp some tim miles of4 and they waled thal and engaged passage for theparty to New 4risama on the flshirag smack Wonderfor the yawl woehd saved from the wreaL Wearrtind here te. and I want. very muck to get beck to GOsve Iiep.-I & must have been a very hard tri la you, was it not ? Mr. Vaso.-I should say it was; acnen of knew know SOW BOOS WZ'P 00. After parting with this old "salt" he setar wkb, the exclamation: "I tell what, I wish I 2A In Galveston." The schooner Clements is a total wsoao. t 'ass of aboat seveniy.8ve tos. bards. au4 eg sidered a staaneh erisA lome of the mrew base be ase Is Dien. their le*s sad fat bdOW tooaUS to pemit Mhum gtg aboutfr ssMIN& Y~ Dul ! Y_. - - '