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k In Cincinnati the Grocers' Exchange was or
t~ied on the 2eth inst., and a member re ported that he had purchased soe sacks of cof fee at Mobile, under New York prices, with ad 4itional advantages in freights and time of pament. Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day, but it did aot have any perceptible influence on business here, except that the lack of dispatches from the North and East, it being a dies non in those parts,. kept our cotton men in the dark to a cer bin extent, but, notwithstanding this draw back, there was considerable activity in that line of business. Mr. Robert Woodward, of Arley Castle, Glou eestershire, England, said at a recent meeting of the Severn Valley Club that Great Britain and Ireland had under cultivation this year -.U0,000 acres, which averaged 21 bushels to the a-re, giving a yield of only 5,767,500 quarters. Deducting 25 bushels to the acre for seed, and deducting also 3 per cent for inferior quality, ieavLe only 7,585,000 quarters for food, making it .essaryto import 14,915,000 quarters, or nearly g~ooo,oo, bushels from abroad. British India 'will send about 1,000 000 quarters, but the United 9%atee will be heavily called upon. He stated -lpothat many of the forward sales made by parties on this side of the Atlantic of wheat at #$ 6d@50s per quarter, to arrive at ports of call, -ave been oancelled by the payment of as per *uarter by the parties who sold it. He told his hearers that they could get 56s by holding on ý their wheat, and advised them to do so. - We learn from the Louisville (nourir'-.Thmrnl oat Mr. Eaton, of Connecticut, has introduced a 'blin the United States Stnate authorizing the 4etablishment of mail stnamship service be tween the United States and foreign countries. Itprovides that whenever it shall be brought to ,'e knowledge of the Postmaster General that Oal.il communication has been established hby tneam vessels owned by American 'ltizens be tween a port or ports of the United States and -any foreign port or country. the Postmaster O6neral shall, at his discretion. declare the same to be a marine mail route, and shall con tract for the passage of the mails thereon at a rate not exceeding the rate paid for tnail carriage upon the trunk lines of railroad -of the United States; provided that said vessels -hallbe of the requisite tonnage and rate; and, further, that the owners thereof shall give the requisite bond for the faithful performance of the contracts. This bill is of great Importance and its passage would do much to open up a lucrative foreign trade for this country, which England and France and Germany are now en joying because of their liberal subsidies to steamship lines. England has paid over $52, ;00,000 to steamship companies (luring the last ten years, while our government has not paid Over $5,0oo0,000. A .oard of Trade. Wenotieethat the Louisville merehants are much exercisel on the subject of a board of t.rade. They have a Merchants and Manufac "trers' Exchange. but that institution, though ';weyuseful in advancing the mereantile and eA.nufacturing interests of the city. does not exactly fill the idea of a board of trade. On the -eth inst. there was a large meeting of mer Shants held in that city, for the purpose of in : augurating such a board, and one of the speak ers referred to the fact that Louisville had no representativein the National Board of Trade, akinstitution that had great influenca on the o.ommereial legislation of the country. He compared Milwaukee. a city of 11',00o people. *ith Louisville; that city had a Board of Trade. h 575 members, and its expenses $17,000 per liaum, were always promptly met. We have here in New Orleans a Cotton Ex i consisting of about 300 members, and a more honorsae body never existed. It is corn p0osed of men who are scrupulously honest /t all their transactions, and take great pride in preserving the fair name and fame of the institution to which they belong. But this E.chang. embraces only those who are en gaged in the cotton trade, and there is seriously '.lt here the want of a board which will take in Western produce interests. Recently an t has been made to resuscitate the old T of Commerce, which has been for sev .s in a comatose state, and a committee S appointed to devise ways and means to.to make it a live, active and useful f17 B. earnestly hope that this consumma bereached. But, if it is not impeiti -dafiake a suggestion, we advice the par •egving this matter in charge to Be the charter of the old Chamber 'mmerce; have it run and controlled board of directors (like the Cotton Ex mnge), and not have too frequent meetings, at teh ambitious members can air their crude dens, gushing rhetoric and sonorous eloquence. this chamber, as we understand its constitu ton, embraces members belonging to all classes of mercantile life; and if properly reorganized will be the great commercial institution of our -ity. It this chamber should follow the course of that of the great city of New York. and es -tablish a high court for the trial of all mercan tile cases and disputed points arising between its members, it would save a vast amount of litigation and consequent expense. It could. by its great influence, have a law passed by our Legislature, as has been done in New York, by which a capable, honest and reliable judge could be appointed to preside over such a court. Beet sdkar. Foreigh advices report: The sugar market in Germany has been dull drin the week ending November 4. owing to the opinion, which is spreading, that the beet dot roduction will be larger than expected. he test estimate of Licht places the produc on of beet sugar at 1.25o.ooo tons for the Conti at, against 1.059,000 tons in 1876-7. and 14.000 tons in 1875-6. which shows a plus of ,o000 tons against 1876, and a minus of 94.000 tons against 1875. In Grmany. some 7,1000oo.o aentners (f sugar will be made, against 5,824.ooo centners in 1876-7. The Journal des Fabricants de Sucre esti natee the French yield at 325,000 tons, against .1*3,000 and 463,ooo tons in the two preceding Sears. As the colonial yield is admitted to be SInferior to that of ordinary years there will be .greater demand necessarily for beet sugar. .Qaues of Bank Failures in Chicago. . The opinions of a number of the bankers of ilhioago as to the causes of the recent collapse r of ii ancial institutions hers, are reported in 'the 2mes to-day. It will be seen that there is no disposition to charge these failures to the aecount of the government's financial policy, or to any other cause not entirely within the con Strol of the managers. Most of the broken .on Seorns have gone down under the we,ight of t drminal recklessness or positive, willful e sun -.reiism. In an exceptional case or two honest upidity, ignorance and incapacity, without ..e rJerate rascality, may have been the roeks on hich shiwreck has been made; but nothing short of a financial earthquake or a miracle ever mrins a bank that has be--n rtanaged with hon cty and business tact and intelligence. In the rsations referred to there will be found *me shrewd, clearly expressed ideas on the bjeet, which will interest business men of all . One prominent banker attributes the to disasters to the vicious prae:ice of loaning -the money of banks to their own officers or stockholders-ai tractice which he thinks should e utterly abolished. This opinion will donbt less be almost universally indorsed, though a -gentleman of great experience controverts it with the remark that "it doesn't seem to make asueIh difference who borrows money-if the llaterals are good." And it must be confessed there is a god deal in that.-[Chicago Times, Important Insurance Decisions. The following decisions were made by the sIted States Supreme Court at Washington on p 26th inst.: New lYork Life Insurance Company vs. ; error to te Circudit Court for the eastern of o irg.ia.-In this ease it is held that lato1 pin gof insurance that al da at aquiet are toe signed by the prbtelent sad actuary of the com pany furnishes no ground for assuming that any place of payment of premiums is the resi denoe or place of business of the agent. but that the place of payment is the home office of the company and that as war suspends all coin mercial intercourse between citizens of bellig erent countries or States, no active business can be maintained, either personally or by corre spondence or through an agent, by citizens of one belligerent with citizens of another; hence the outbreak of the war determined any exist ing insurance agency in the South for Northern cimpanies,. and the tender of payment ,f vre mium" to such agencies after the commence ment of the war was a void act, and had no ef fect to continue the poll-y in force or to give in ·ured a claim to a revival at the close of the war. Reversed. Justice Bradley delivered the opin ion. sc. Sparrow et al. vs. Avery et al., appeal from the Circuit Court for the southern district of New York.-In this case it is hold that ship owners are in no ease liable for any loss. dalm age, or injury occs,,oned by collision, beyond the amount of their interest in the colliding ship and her freight pending, except for costs and interest by way of damages in case of default of payment and suit to recover the amount, nor are stipulators, either for costs or value, ever liable for any d(efault of their prin cipal beyond the amount specified in the stipu lation which they gave. except for costs and in tel est by way of damages in case of their own default to make payment, pursuant to the terms of stipultation, wheneovr the obligation of the stipulator expressed in the stipulation is for a dlefinite sum. Hurety stipulating to paly a sum cannot be compelled to pay more than that amount for any default of his prli-ipal. Affirmed. A Singular Marine Case. It is announced that the Switzerland Marine Insalne. Com riany will eontetit its hiss upon( a policy issued by its a gent iin St Louis for t$10,0t on the steamer (i"r udl tpubali. Tni.. policy sem-n to have been issued in good faitll. but under a misapprehension by o(,ne of the comprnatly' repro e-,etativc. ini St. Louis. in the elief ihat the comp, ny lHsireil and intended to write policies tiup i hiulu. This ag.nt was authorized to accept riskso n enarl g,,s, but sOl'' how was pIrsu ded that mlllrinte business included hull-policies, and anccrdingly issu'di a certill ate of ills rice co vering the lire risk on the boat in illes ion. The Imantaglgr of thie company for Amerieci is the 8wiss Consul here, alnd when he heat d of the loss, was amazed beyd nma-ure. He is an iras, i hbl itnitvitdual. and when, a few days after the loss. the claim was garnisheed by the sheriff on behalf of a at. Lo,uis eredtor, tlhe wittzerland mnitlager gave hini a sound lecture Iupon Iis to ly in attaching a 'omniany whicht'l would not pay. Since then the a tachment has been raised, ant other companies here have paid their claims. but not so the Switzerlind. It appearsa that when the certifliate was i-sued thie company had not then fully complied with the Miss uri Iaw and received the 8 te ant horit y to transactt business. and now it is stated that the company will do eInd itself against the claim for loss on the ground that the insurance was grantetd by tn agent not an hotized to do bust tiss. T'lis is rather tn extraordinary defentse for tiny com paty to offer, but the circumstances are (e'u liar, inasmiuh its the Switzl'rlalt does only ia cargo bus s, inie, a never gave litbsrty to atny o. its ag.nts to write upon hulls.-ISt. Louis Itepublcan, 27th inst. Dry Goods. [Now York Journal of 'ommerce. Nov. 23.1 The week opened with an advance in llt prire of Iho Sprague dark pr' nts to r;',.. which was no less a surprise than at the oit. ning of the week previous the lamilton f.blrics were re ducid to 5i. T''hc a'tion of Miea.r4. Harding. Colby & Co. was generally applacu ied, at, be sid.s giving an imprved tone to the rmarke. it exhiit'ed the fal't that iii a very quiet way thiey hald distribut r da larg, stock of medium iand other styles. It opnedl the eyes of crciakers to, the fact that bolt 'ul was ,i isibly bning ireatih, dI without disaster. and the next movement nirst be upwalrd. The acltion, was operativie upon1)c othlr goods than prinls, anlld already its fatvr.n ble i,flcuence, whilt notwiceable in incrcas-ed ac/tion for 6c'4c prinis. exhibits aLsleadicnes of tone in the market for e itton goa)ds gen-rally, though no slpec'ial mov'ement lais to be re marked, except an increase in miscellaneous shipments for export. With all houses hat distribute goods of which the selling value is dependent upon the de sirabili y of styles and colorings, the last two weeks iof November are known as " repentance wee. s." as all goods thought perishable through the character of styles and fabric are sent to "hospital" and disposed of on the "soll and repent" principle. During the two weeks re ferred to many goods are sold, but the loss is often as great as what is received, hence many houses have occasion to repent their having overbought their outlet in order to secure terms and prices. The month of O:tob,,r was not favorable to the consumptive distributlon of many styles and qualities of dress goods. and as a consequence prices have been very low on many standard makes. Jobbers of this market are pursuing the pol icy of reducing stocks to the lowest possible amount, while what we learn from those of the interior shows a like course being practiced, and the end of the year will probably show smaller stocks with distributorsthan have been seen for many years. The various manufacturing branches of trade are showing some signs of activity, but still we find them moving in a more cautious manner than usual. With the most responsible houses this is specially noticeable, and to some extent is making credits dearer with the weak er ones. There is too much competition on the partor small houses in this market, and a large ratio of expense makes it extremely hazardous to houses with small capital. Ieveral instances have been reported this week. and in the e iso of one house the expense ac ount was double as large as that of an older house in the same line of trade, but doing a business of three times the amount. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. MONETARY. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT. Thursday Evening, Nov. 29, 1877. NEW ORLEANS OLEARING-HOUSE. Clearings. Balances. November 24.......... -$1,464,301 77 $154,165 73 November 26............ 2.124,916 21 1.9.031 7:3 November 27............ 2,045.270 57 116.198 9 Novemlber 2s.......... 1.9134.204 91 13:1323 66 November 29- ........... 1,575,59 09 142,cci5 30 Total thus far........... 9.144.233 09 $741,815 12 We have no particular change of importance to note in the demand for money, or the tone of the market. The former is fair and the latter easy. We quote: Exceptional commercial paper -@0lo cent; Al do 1@012; second grade do --(a-; loans on collaterals 91o0: Al mortgage paper 910; second grade do --@- 9 cent per annum. All transactions in Gold and Exchange were made on the closing dispatches of Wednesday. To-day, being a holiday in Now York, none were received. Gold steady and quiet. Foreie n Exchange fairly active and steady. Sight is lower and quiet. State Consols are weak at 8s%@87. Premium Bonds easy at 367(:37. Stocks are quiet, with the exception of ordi nary kinds, which we note sales of 500 shares Levee at $1t 35 and 200 do at $1 32 per share. The New Orleans Stock Exchange and the Crescent City Open Stock Board adjourned their meetings until Friday morning, the 30th inst. Gold opened at 102':103'6 and closed at the opening rat -s. Sales--$sooo at 1I.c:10o:.4., $:3000 at 103. $5000 at 102'9 and $10.o00 at 103 ' '. STERLING SALES-£3o000 bill of lading at 490%i. £15,000 do at 49009449'i. £25,000 do at 495(0 491, £4000 do at 491. and £50.os clear at 490.0. Bank sterling --(4494, commercial bills 48.(40 490'x. FRANC SALES--3s0,00 commercial at 5.14.; 55.13R%; 50,000 and 5,)0o00 do at 5.14x, and 75,000 do at 5.138. Bank francs -, commercial 6.14 SIGHT SALES--$40,o00 bankers' at 11-32, $60.o00 do at ?l. 15,000 and $i10,,10 commercial at 7-16 P cent discount. The banks are chelking , at ; 'P cent, ant commercial sight quoted at 7-14@'?X i cent discount. COMMIERCIAL. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT. Thursday Evening. Nov. 2t. 1877. GENERAL REMARKS-Yesterday was de lightfully bright and cool. Our Northern and Eastern friends were so much taken up with their observance of Thanksgiving I)ay, and the discussion of their turkeys and cranberry sauce, that they did no business, and conse quently no telegrams concerning the markets in those parts were received. They, seemingly, have more to be thankful for than we have down here; they shut up their shops, banks and other public institutions, and give themselves up to hilarity and gastronomic enjoyment. For causes stated above operators here in cotton were, to a certain extent, working in the dark, and the market was without spirit. though exhibiting considerable steadiness in prices. The sales reached raoo bales. At the sugar landing and sheds the market ruled easy and irregular. The receipts, 935 hhds, were comparatively light, and the sates reached 881 bhds, There was somelittle business done'ia pro. visions; in fact, there was more done than for several days past. More attention was paid to dry salt meats, which were held at firmer prices. In regard to mess pork hiyers and sellers are at loggerheads-as regards prices, and in conse (quence the movement in that article of Western produce is restricted. Bacon and lr~d are dull and easier. COTTON-This being a legal holiday through out the North saod East. no regular dispatches were recteived at the Cotton Exchange, and for that reason we are unable to *how the receipts and movements of the markets at ports. Some lprivate dispatches, however, were receivdl, which reportetd lavre firm and Liverpool uni.et rn spots and firm on arrivals, with sales esti mnateld at 100($.,5 bales. By reas-'n of the facts stated, this market did not show as much activity and; interest as iusual. The letling was steady, and sales reached Sts tI;ales. The official quotations of the Cotton Exchajnge were as follows: TO-DAY. YESTKEDAY. Low Ordinary .............. x', Ordinary ................... 9's 911 Good Ordinary........ .. - 9% Low Middling .............. 10l 10% Middling ................... i , lo Good Midldng ....... - 11'; 11i Middling Fair.. 11 .... 1 118 Sales to-day, 5100oo bales. Markat steady. COTTON ATATEMENT. In store and on shipsltard Sept. 1, 1877.... 21,356 Gross re't"'pts since yesterday . 15,432 Gross receipts previously ........ 465.798- 4l1,2lo Total supply ......................... 5.2,586 Expo'rlted to-day................ 11.4s59 Exported previously............. 252,794-- 264.757 Total stocks this tay ................... Z:,129 Total stock this (lay last year........... 252.152 Experts to-day-Liv-.r--ot ,6aS Italtie: ; lavrs 4515 altes; I; rettonlt 3:99 bales; New York 1i01 hales ; Pr'Villlafe bIOllo hallts. N t receipts since yeste'rday ............. 11,779 lRe cipts from other ports. ............. Gas Not ree-ipts la:-t Thursday ............ 51 l N-t re eipts this (Iny last year ............ it 27-2 Net re(iDt sstiLt I1'riday ............. 5z.2t Net r'e.oipts sante tsim loast week .... ...... .517 NIt reei ptts satul tine, last year .. ..... 45,0;( Net rete ipts sintso SeptetntI'b r 1............. 86;,,5"1 N 't. receipts samile tintio last vyear. ......... 431.04.1 Cotton on shipboard as per nneount of the Cotton Exehanelle. s follows: Liverpool 59.64 bales. Hav'o 3:5,5.3 Bremen ,6;45, MNediterranean 4-11. North Heta 82114, Spatin 4"269, Mexico -. eoastwise 775.1; total, 126l.271 hatles. This taken from the stock at noon, as notjed at the Ex change, leaves in prwsses ill. s hbales. MOLASSES-R-ecipts 2191. bils. Sales. 2910. We nItot In asier markret. with common almlllost uresattblh. We quiote: Common -a.-i; fair --a •s. ; primeo 2(Rl : ;c ;st rictly prime 35@:37,; choice StIS-;R--The recotipts w'vre light to-day, com prising only 9303 htils. and as comopared with thirnt the siales wl'ere fair. ainoulltihg to M-41hhds. it'h market b)illg easy and soneowhat irregular. We qIl'te: Inlftrllor :t'rt-'.e, common to good co tntuon 4t05 40; fair to good fair 5tt.,t;t; fully faiir 6;'(a-;tc; prime t'ie;strielly prime 7e; gray ,l-rillt I ---; yellowelarillid, a in quailty. 7 7'2t7 ',c; off whites. good tochoice, 7t4 ms4e; white elnriti-d a7.H49e. FLOURI-Thtere was snme demand for Flour to-dtay. hint lite imove'niltt was r"'stri-ttft by the strilg'nl'y of receivers, who hold the supply. itdl-er limits in somle eases, above. the views ef buyers. Only 8Tt hIblsolht, as follows: r, bbts at s5; so a' $5 -20: 2t10 aIt $.' :itO; i.t and 65 at $7; 25 at $7 t 2s.1. aind s. ;,1 oni private lt ins. CoenlnI t, is qtt t'd at 1, 1i 25: fine $4 250,4 50; st hrit' tI $11 ; As: tinntle ext1a165 257(t5 .t ; low trible ex-rt$ r$S t,5 75; ;ot,4 d, fit; (thite d(o Si 25ta, ;t 5t; c'htice extra $6 5f 5,t6 75; laney $6 75('07 ' hbll. D)'-ult'rs and groce'rs obtain 50e above these pries. C(OliN MEAL-Wna in request to-day. the sales slowing at range in. I ict,'s frotm .s 51'12 -; ' hibl. l)'n'l,'rs alre still jobbingt at $2 2 !, 2 0t bill. S. ls ,- I : . 10. , .11 s1 1,H lolbils lt S2 ,5; 50 at $2 ;12' ; 25 at -2 ;5. C(IEAMI AND, PEARL MEALr-Quiet and stelady with is fair detmand land light supply at A. 7.,- -1 1 hbl. COHN FLOUIR-In fair request, chiefly for ex port, at $456t4 50. act'trdilng tot quality. GRITS-Easy a11nd inl fair demand at $3 550. .5 '9 bbl on the landing. Job lots sell at $434 2a Vbbl. RYE FLOUR-Is in moderate supply and easy at $4 25544 50 r bbl. PORK-Was in moderate request to-day, and the tone of the market firmer. Iluyers were not wanting at $13 25. and some property exchanged hands at that priceo. but holders in some cases stood out for $13 50, the market closing quiet and steady at $13 25@13 50, dealers still jobbing at $14(a.14 25. Sa1,'s-25. 25 and 65 bbls at s1$ 25. DRY SALT MEATS-We note a better and stronger feeling to-day in consequence of the favorable condition of the weather. The de mand was goodl at 5'!e for loose shoulders, holhlers asking 5 .o. and sales at 5'eC We quote the market firm at 5' e5Sc for shoulders, loose and packed, dealers still jobbing at 5 'Qr;ct. Sales-2 car loads shoulders, loose, at 5'c;: 1,000o t, loose at 53ae; 1 car load do, boxed. at 5.,e; 20 boxes do at 5sc; o1.000 ) clear rib sides it 6"~c. BACON-Continues dull, and we hear of very little inquiry except in the strictly jobbing trade. Prices are easier to-day, and we quote shoulders. 7I5't9 i., clear rib sides 1i@t9'a.e, and clear sides 9.tA'91ic; dealers obtaining .e ad vance on these prices. Sales-10 casks shoulders at 7Xto. 5 casks clear sides at 91ec. LARD-There is very little doing in lard, and the market is dull and lower at s!zc for re fined, and a'ec for packers' prime steam in tierces, dealers' prices ranging from 86(§9c on job lots. HAMS-Are quiet and steady, with a moderate demand. We quote: Uneanvased and plain canvased lo.iStie and choice sugar-cured 13' t114C 9 It. Dealers selling Xi@lc advance on these prices. BREAKFAST BACON-Quiet and steady at 95m@10e in a wholesale way, dealers jobbing at 10%.11c. PACKERS' HOG PRODUCTS-Dealers are selling on orders in the job trade at $7 75 9 half bbl for pig pork. $12 s. bbl for prime mess pork. $10 for prime pork. and $11 50 for rum$ pork. Pickled pigs feet are selling at St 856'& keg. Ham sausages are dtll and quoted at 8@ 8s'0 91 t. Family pork is jobbing at $13 so50 91 bbl. Pickled pigs' tongues are quoted at 7Jf-s' apiece. PI'ckled heads are offering at S10t011 9 tierce, and jowls at 5s 50@5 9 barrel. Bo logna sausage 7 rt';tcsce. ,'lOBA.:CO--hothing reported. Stock on sale saw0 hhds. QUOTATIONS. Inferior lugs .............. . -- .. 3 @ 3@ Low lugs .................................. 3%@ 3% Medium ........ ... . . .........-- 4 @( 4% Good to fine ............... .............. 4%@ 5% Low leaf ................................. 5%@( M edium ................ ............... 7 . (6 8 G ood .................................... . 9 (@ 10 Fine ............. ....... .......... 11 @1,1 Selections.........................12 @12% COFFEE-Demand moderate and market firm. QUOTATIONS FOB GOLD. Cargoes. Job Lots. Prime ..................18%(a)l1 19Y,54119% Good .................·418(%)18 183%@19 Fair.......................-·- 17%@- 17%@18 Ordinary ..--............16 @J16 16(163e% Extreme range...........----@-- 15 (@20 CORN-Is fairly active and steady. Sales 500 yellow at eeo, 500 white at 620, and 351, white mixed at61e ~ bushel. OATS-Quiet, with an upward tendency. Sales 250 bags choice Galona at 400 S bushel. BRAN-Neglected. Sales 100 bags at 92'3c cwt. HAY-Dull. 150 bales strictly prime sold at $17 t ton. BULK CORN-No , offering, and the market is nominally 55Ie t 4bushel. WHEAT-None here, and nominally at St :i30r 1 35 1 bushel for winter, and $1 20w1 25 for spring. EsCUJLENTS-Potatoes are selling at $1 53@4 175: onions at $1 250.2; apples at $1 50@3 4 bbl; cabbages at $6w 4 100, and $1 75@12 1 crate. BAGGING-Steady at 12'Sc in round lots; re tailing at 12'% 13c. Baling twine at 13.c in round lots ; retailing at 14c. BUTTER-The receipts of Northern are fair. Western are in light supply and in fair request. We qute New York creamery, fine, 300S431e; New York dairy 19.425c, as in quality; Western repacked 101atc.e, as in quality. CHEESE-Demand fair and prices steadier, with only a moderate stock. New York cream i5515%c Western factory 12@14c, as in quality. STARdH-In good demand at sHc in lots; jobbing at 375¼e4c t lb. WOOL-More stocks offering than there is de mand, and it is held above the views of buyers, Burry is quoted at 11'(12c, Louisiana clear 26%c. clear lak., 273'4l)290c lb. HIDES-Supply fair and market quiet; coun try green firstname.lastname@example.org, dry salted 13@132c, dry flint 414150. TALLOW-Scarce. City sc: country 7e M lb. WHISKY-Dull, easy and irregular. Good choice Western is selling at $1 07@1 to. and city made at S1 05.al 06 5 gallon. SALT-Stock light with a good demand. Since our last report one cargo, all coarse, sold at 723%c per sack. afloat, and one to arrive on pri vate terms. We quote cargo price at 70@75c, ac cording to filling. Dealers are selling from werehouse at 75 s8c for coarse, 95c@31 for fine, a- in quality and quantity. Turks Island neg lected; held nominally at 320e bus eL Table salt in Dockets 15%@70e each, as in czn. POULTRY-Old chickens $4. ;oung $2b@3 ducks 3; geese 6s; Turkeys $92 dozen. EGGS-Western is@20c;: o ana 223e9 dozen. New Amerdcan Sowing iXLs CWnaL treao RIVER NEWS. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT, Friday. Nov. .o, 1877. J Daily report of the stage of water, with changes In the twenty-four hours ending yesterday at ap. m.: Above low Change. water. Rise. Fall. Feet. Inches. Inches. Inches. Cairo ............... 18 1 12 0 Cincinnati.......... 3 9 8 o Little tick-........ 1o 0 3 0 Louisville .......... 11 7 11 o *New Orleans ...... 11 4 1 t PittsbuHrg........... 7 5 0 10 Shrevoport ........ 21 3 1 0 St. Loots...........1 4 0 6 Vickhburrg.......... 1 5 8. 8 0 *Below high water mark of 1974. W. U. SIMONS, Sergeant Signal bervice, U. S. A. Arrivals. Martha, I'habl, Mary Ida. Henry Tote. Belle, W. J. I'oitevertt. Tom Parker, J. H. Hanna, Tihos. Sherlock, James hloward, La Belle. City of Augusta. Departures. Martha, Mary Ida. Henry Tete. Belle. W. J. Poitevent. (C i. Church. Dawn, Belle of Shreve port. Frank Pargoud. To Arrive. Martha, Alvin. lower coast: MarY 111a, Honr Tet.,, Ielle. Blue Wi,,u No. a, upper coast: W..J. 'Poituvont, aet. Mary, Absumption. Lafourche; C. 1P. Chouteaul, ~ . O. Stanard, St. Louis; Era No. to, B1iuf river; Trenton, Tenseasand Macon; St. Jlohn. Baton lRouge; (;ov. All(en, Ouanhita Bell-., Bayou Sara; Ioblt. Miit'holl, Cincinnati; Natihez, Vickstburg; Bsrt Able, W. J. Behan. Rod riv r. A "trlf bhreze from the north blow vesterrday, and tire lauding was a e )lid spot to visa,. Iusine-s active ', he C. B. Churc:h, in par ticular, received liberialy. The Garrett had a round lot of mol.sss and a ttuousand barrels of rosin, and hadl steam itt to leave last night. Th'le Katie P. Kituntz leaves for the Arkansas to-day, rn et problably. The Lissil Taylor. having some work to do about her shaft, fo;led to get oil' Wi-dn rsday night. She was stt at the' landing when we Ilt it last evening. The 'JTaylor Ieave+ hire ;ifter eviry Wednesday, instead of Tuesday as hterietf nre. 'The'i BUnnie Lite and Tom Parker were taken to lying-up untrurrers ye.sterday. The Isatiel arrived yesterday from the lower i'-ast: having sotme repairs to make, lteo DUan urt take; her place until she is ready, and will leave to-day. 'I'he great James Howard arrived Wednesday rt ight with a tremendous load, the largest of the season, and is receiving to leavo to-day posi tiv,'ly for Meimphis an t the bonds, under the corrrnrnd of Capt. B. R. 'Pe'gram, Mr. J. H. Chtassainig clerk. 'lirhe La iele,. of the N. 0. and R. It. Transpor tation Cu(olnt any. arrived wlth a big trip also, aint leaves ou her return trip to-morrow at 5 p. m. M. N. Wood in eommantl and J. M. Lyle cvlrk. Captt. Tom Taylor's regular Black and BItuf river packet Era N(o. 10 will bie at the landing this uiorniin, receivinrig to return to-morrow without fail. Mr. Chits. Freese has charge of her offlM'. ''The John II. Hanna. for UEton Rouge, leaves at 10 it. in.. instead of 12 m.. as heretofore. Th, Assurnption hleaves this morning ior the Latfturrche. and will go thr ugh to T'hibodaux. T'he But nt Ci 'rrto Iack' t hello lays over to morrow and starts again Sunday. The Btlle is povutilar. and Ili.sirvetdly s . for she is it good boatti. very flit, and hits it captain alln clerk who kn) w thow to i ll their parts to perfection. The Biue Wing. of tire same line as the Belle. is atls a very piopulaHr boat: shie runs further up thin the Belle, and has a greater number to pl'at-e. Arthur C'rmnstotik and n(;t . Woods are 'v(Ill to thie lmergency. however, and have gained for thtir boat manyt) friernls. The J. (t. Fletcher phis returned from her cot ton.ai',rl tourr and is lying at the Unlon Oil Com ipany Works landing. S.he wen: as high as Vitdalia and brotught bacek two barges loaded with seed. The favorite and splendid passenger steamer Thomas She.lo,.k Low Kates in command, ar rived Wednesday night ronm Cincinnati. and is the C. L. and N. '. packet line departure for to morrow. Capt. John S. Jones, a well known on the river as a No. 1 and most accommodating clerk, has charge of the Sherlock's office. The Robt. Mitcheil follows the Sherlock, and will arrive Sunday. The Golden Crown follows the Mitchell. Referring to the sinking of the Bee's barge the St. Louis Republican of the 27th says; " The barge was valued at $1t0,xJ0 and not in sured. The cargo embraced 21,e000 bushels corn from this port. The capacity of the barge was 1000 tons, and the cargo was completed at Cairo and below. The cargo was insured to probably near its value. It is a remarkable fact, and a valuable evidence of the safety of river naviga tion as compared with that of the lakes, that the St. Louis Barge Company never lost or dam aged a bushel of grain in transit during Its eleven years of service until the occurrence of this disaster, and i0/ii,.0o0 bushels must have been carried during that time. It is probable the damage was caused by a snag. Apropos of the above, we may mention that this is the one hundredth trip of the Bee in the service of the Valley Company and is her first mishap. She is a good boat, and her career has been one of remarkable success up to this trip. On arrival at St. Louis the Bee will undergo re pairs. Th,e St. Louis correspondent of the Commer cial writes: The C. K. Peck loads for New Orleans, with David Haney captain. Commodore W. J. Kountz is taking bids for the construction of a new boat, to be known as the Jno. F. Tolle No. 2. The John T. Moore, after taking on a lot of salt, left yesterday for Mobile. tooting her whistle freely as she passed down. May joy go with her, and may there be no Mo(o)re trouble hereafter. The Tensas leaves to-morrow, without fail, for the Macon and Tensas. Capt. Cooley has her over the river receiving a coat of paint. A clerk is on the landing receiving freight. The City of Augusta is at the landing with a fine trip from White river, and Is receiving to e.turn to-morrow without fail. Capt. John D. Elliott commands, Mr. Joe Elliott clerk. In a Ibtter to a friend, Capt. Elliott wrote: "Our old friends on the White river have given us a hearty welcome, and propose to sustain Ius." By the same token we hope shippers will give the Augusta all the encouragement in their power, at this end of the route. The Tom Parker arrived yesterday from Bceuf river and retires in favor of the the Willie, leaving to-day at 5 p. m. with Capt, L. P. Dela houssaye in command. The renowned Bart Able leaves for Alexan dria and Grand Ecoro to-morrow. She will be at the landing to-day. Capt. E. B. Trinidad succeeds Capt. Dela houssaye in the Hanna's office, and took charge yesterday. The friends of the Hanna on the coast will find Capt. Trinidad a gentleman of the old school. The St. Francis Belle leaves daily at 7:30 a. m. from Bienville street for Westwego, running in connection with the New Orleans and Texas Railroad to Donaldsonville. The Blue Wing line steamer Belle leaves to day at 9 a. m. for the upper coast to Bonnet Carre. The Belle is a daylight boat both ways. H. E. Harper commands. The coa.st, Donaldsonville and Lafourche o acket Assumption, P. A. Charlet master, N. Z. Du puis clerk, leaves to-day at 10 a. n,. for Thibo da(iX. The New Orleans and Gulf Transportation Company's steamer Alvin, W. T. Scovell mas ter, carrying the United States mail. leaves to day at 12 m. promptly for Port Eads. The Martha, W. H. Bassett master, also of the above company, leaves to-morrow at 5 p. m. The fine steamer John H. Hanna. Frank Bergeron in command, leaves to-day at 10 a. m. for Baton Rouge and coast landings. Capt. L. P. Delahoussaye has charges of the office. The oeoast and Bayou Sara U nited States mail packet Gov. Allen, John J. Brown master, S. S. Streck clerk, leaves to-day at 5 p. im. The tri-weekly coast, Donaldsonville and La fourche packet Henry Tote will arrive this evening and return to-morrow. as usual. The M. I. daily line steamer Mary Ida will arrive this evening and return to-morrow. The Blue Wing line steamer Blue Wing No. 3, J. A. Comstock master, Messrs. Wood antd Dean clerksleaves to-morrow at 10 a.m. for the upper coast. Capt. Joe Dalferes' elegant Bayou Lafourche rpacket St. Mary is receiving to leave to-morrow at t0 a. m. for Laurel Valley. The fleet Natchez, T. P. Leathers in command. J. F. Muse in the office, leaves as usual to-mor row for Vicksburg. The steamer Bertha. H. H. Broad master, Theo. Jobin clerk, leaves to-morrow at 5 p. m. for the Atchafalaya through to Washington. The Bart Able. Richard Sinnott master. Geo. C. Hamilton clerk, leaves to-morrow at 5 . m., without fail, for Alexandria and Grand Ecore. The Ouachita Belle, John C. Libano in com mand, will arrive this evening and leave to morrow, as usual, for Bayou Sara. Capt. J. P. McElroys semi-weekly coast and Baton Rouge packet St. John is receiving to leave at 5 p. m. to-morrow. The new and fine steamer Clara 8., W. Wen zell in command. Lew S. Rice clerk, leaves to morrow, without fail, for Bayou Bartholomew. She lays at the head of Lafayette street. [By Telegraph.] sacks cotton seed. T. P. LEATHF,ftS Master steamer Tfatceze. Wear,roV, 2vb-T-o C. G. Warne, New Or leans: Steamer Robert Mitchell will arrive Sun day night. DAN MOORE, Master. Exchauge Clippings. Cincinnati Commercial, Nov. 27: Two of Gray's Iron Line barges broke loose from their moorings at the Belmont Mills at Wheeling yesterday morning. One of them, the Grant, ran against one of the piers of the Bellaire bridge and sunk, while the other, the Ironsides No. 2 was picked up by the Nail City and landed. The sunken barge contained 237 tons of glassware, shipoed here, and 4(1() kegs of nails, taken on at Wheeling. The former was insured. It is not known hero whether the nails were insured or not. The barge was val ued at $45)ss, and was not insured. The John L. Rhoads. upoun her arrival, will load for Now Or leans. The new Golden Rulewas receiving her outfit yesterday. Capt. Shinkle says she will be ready to make her trial trip Wednesday afternoon, on which his friends and the pubt!i are invited. She will eommence loading for New Orleans on Thursday and leave Satl urday. The Cincinnati, Louisville and New Orleans Packet Company will probably send out three boats next week. Capt. Harry G. Sommers, of the Magdalena river, South Arnmerica.passed through the city yesterday, from New York to New Orleans. He will return here in about three seeks, when he will finally determine the matter about building his new boat for the Magdalena river. St. Louis Republican. Nov. 27: Grand Lake left for New Orleans with three barges, 9s,ox1 bushels bulk corn and wheat. She exclanges tows with the Port Eads which reach ed Cairo yesterday. It was stated yesterday that there was no bulk grain in any of our five elevators, and yet.Capt. . C. informed us during the evening that he was offered 45,)0 btushels but that was too little to tempt him to New O leans. He has barges here to carry 0o.tr). Memphis Avalanche, Nov. 25: The Seuldder has a full ,.sofa in sight at Points below. She takes Ire4 bales or ,-,n from l .. r, and could have as much more if she hald stowage room. The towboat Sam Roberts. with her 14 pieces loaded with apples, potatoes. cider, cabbage, chickens, turkeys and men. women antd chil dren, got under way for below ye-tsrd(ay fore no n.after adding 32:3 sacks of oileake at Hope field, opp site here. J. Philo Young. formerly clerk on the Grand Repnb'tei has become insane, and has bren transferred from the St. Ann!l's Asylum, St. Louis, to a place of the same kind near Cincin nati. ('tpt. JamesTschudi has been ill for many mo(nths past, and still lingers in a low state of health at his resilde.ee near St. Louis. 1)LANTATIONS AND FARMS FOR RENT OR SALE. CITIZENS' BANK OF LOUISIANA, New Orleans, Nov. 20. 1877. j The following Piantations and Farms are of fered for sale on row-onable terms; or for rent for the year 1:78. Proposals for rent to be made to this Bank on or before 10)th DI)ember next PARISHES. PROPERTIES. DESCRIPT'N. AREA. Acres. Caldwell ........ Esperance Pl'n. cotton 3625 C irroll. West.... Dixon lands., unimpr'd 756( Catahoula . Blue Cane Place, cotton 4720 Concordia ..... Balhgowin 'lace, cotton 1440 Concordia - . Normandy Place, cotton 1100 Concordia ...... Ros & Marks Place, cotton 13,0 E. Baton Rouge lt.ddin Brown, unimpr'd e(;0 E. Baton lRouge Wm. Noble Place, (otton 11.(i E. Baton louse "HScotland" (sub-div.) c t'n 1000 E. Baton Rouge NCewport Plae, unimpr'd 1o)o E. Baton Roug,' Flaygood Place, cotton .00 East Feliciana. 1',ldin P'lace, unimpr'd .n. l'ast Felicianai Booker Place. unimpr'd (io Eist Feliciana (C.ll) P'lace, unimer'd 50. E;ast Foliciiana -Mount Willing, cotton pl'n 670 Fast Feliciana W. K. Prioir, unimotr'd 240 Fast Fellilana I). Pipes, cotton pl'n 320 East Feliciana. John L. i)onee, cotton pl'n i6;6 East Feliciana J. E. Norwood, unimpr'd 90e Iberia ........... T. Smith, sub-divided 200 Jefferson ......... H. Carter, sugar 1842 Jefferson .....J... . .J. Oriard. sub-divided 600ooo Ihberville ..... . C. Camp,. unimor'd 350 Iberville ......M. S. lack, sugar 479 Ibervile ..... M. B. Slack, unlmpr'd 144) Iberville ....... It. Slack. unimpr'd 370 Iberville . Mrs. C. Lauve, unimpr'd 70t Madison ........ o,. Shadlbourne, unimpr'd 100x Morehonse .... I). Brigham, cotton 1249 Plaquemines Fanny, sugar 34.0) Pointe Coupee.Woodbourne, sugMl 1250 Rapiles........ R. H.Peterson. cot. &stock 2700 Rapides ........C. A. Thornton. cotton 1500 Rapides ........H. Boyce. unimpr'd 1000 Sabine..........Yaraboro. unimpr'd 640 St. Landry ......oo. Hill, unimpr'd 1;to St. Landry......Alf. Dejean, sugar 0oo St. Landry ....T.A. Cook, unimpr'd 520 St. Bernard .... M. Soils. unimpr'd 1600 Arpents St. James ..... Magnolia, rice 1440 St. James....... La ice Bros., rice 100l St. Tammany .A. . Penn. unimpr'd 320 St. Tammany F. V. DoGruy. saw mill 950 St. Tammany..J. M. Thompson, st'k farm 1280o Tenses....... "Ion." cotton 2170 Tensas ......... "Palmetto." cotton 159:1 Tensas..........Alonzo Snyder, unimpr'd 950 Tenses .........McBride. unimpr'd 640 Vermillion..... J. B. Ramsey. sub-div'd 850 W. Baton R'ge .W. B. Robertson. unimor'd 850 W. Baton R'ge..Yaton. unimpr'd 1200 W. Baton R'ge- J. L. Lobdell. unlmpr'd 2868 W. Baton R'ge. W. Kincheloe, unimpr'd 640 W. Baton R'ge. A. Rock, unimpr'd 400 W. Baton R'ge. Carolina Sugar, sugar 1360 West Feliciana-Beach Grove. cotton 800 West Feliciana.Mrs. James Fair, cotton 782 West Feliciana J. & H. Perkins. unimpr'd 1689 West Feliciana.Mrs. Ann Simms, unimpr'd 933 Washington ...-M. Murray, unimpr'd 844 no22 15t NOTICE TO STATE TAX COLLECTORS PARISH OF ORLEANS. AssISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL's OFFICE, State of Louisiana, New Orleans. November 14, 1877. For the purpose of bringing suit for taxes and licenses due the State for the years 1873. 1874 and 1875. the Tax Collectors of each district of the parish of Orleans are hereby directed to pre pare and file in this office, on or before the first day of December. 1877. a report of all delin quents for said years, according to the books and records of their respective offices, and in cases where the delinquent list of the Tax Col ector's office Is incompleto. said report will be made from the record of delinquents on file In the office of the Roeorder of Mortgages. All delinquents are requested to settle said taxes and licenses with the collectors of the respective districts, on or before the first day of December, 1877, and thus save costs and ex penses. J. C. EGAN. Assistant Attorney General. no14 1618 23 25 2830 q ANY G 1 UIN TI\NG 7T0-D1AY BY UNIA. K0E, 14 Exchange Place. 0026 ly G OL GREAT CHANCE TO MAKE money. If you can't get gold *you can get greenhbacs. We need a person in every town to take subscrip tions for the largest, cheap-st and best illhs trated family publications in the world. Any one can become a successful agent. The most elegant works of art given free to subseribers. The price is so low that almqgt eve ybody sub scribes. One agent reports making over $150 in a week. A lady agent reports taking over 4o5 subscribers in ten days. All who engage make money fast. You can devote all your time to the business, or only your spare time. You need not be away from home over night. You can do it as well as others. Full particulars, directions and terms free. Elegant and ex pensive outfit free. If you want profitable work send us your address at ons. It soets nothlng to try the businet No one who engages fai.s to ak greats p. Addrms T, Po~u~~~ Important AUCTION SALE! From the great auction sale of last Tuesday and Wednesday. at which the entire stock of. Messrs. E. Molinie & Co. (large importers) ws sold at the highest bid, we took advantageof this extraordinary opportunity, and will offer TO-MORROW $20,000 W of Intpted trenh Gm -AT PRICIE THAT WILL DENERVE YOUII IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. As the goods wore imported by Messrs. R Molinie direct from the manufacturers of France, they are CAREFULLY SELECTED Ms meet tho wants of this section. Having bought this Immen.t'e Stock -AT HALF THE IMPORTATION PRICE, We propose to allow our friends and customemr the benefit, and Will Offer To-Morrow THE ENTIRE STOCK.. Without going into details, we would call yovm attention, amongthe MANY EXTRAORDINAR." BARGAINS, to the following: FRENCH CORSETS. At 0so cents a IPir. BOYS' FULL FINISHED FRENCH SOCI&. At 15 cents a pasr. VEIL BAREGES. Worth 60so cents, at 25 cents a yard. WHITE TARLATANS (French), At $1 75 for 16% yasrds ETC., E1TC. We would also call your attention to 85000 WORTH -oF- CHOICE BLACK GOOD, which we received from this great sale, au& will offer 50 pieces BLACK FRENCH DELAIN$I at 5 cents. 100 pieces BLACK FRENCH DELAJIN at 30, 35 and 40 cents. 90 pieces BLACK FRENCH CA8HM]RE~, at 50 and 60 cents a yard. -ALSO The Very Finest Black French Caakmer at 75 and 90 cents. -ALsO Bombasettes, Tamises, Ete., AT EXTRAORDINARY LOW PRIOCE Also, twenty-five pieces BLACK SILKS, of the famous "Bonnet" make. At $1 a Yard, Never sold in New Orleans for less than i gi French Organdies, Two Yards Wide, At 2- cents a yard. It will be to your interest to pay us an earl,.. call and secure bargains in desirable goods. DANZIGER'S, 157 Canal street. BITWEEN BOURMON AND DAUlPlINE As this stook Is very large, we also e'a t6e IA tention of cit and couatry merebi as toe * acme, nU'