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'. Cal.. O. Tarpin, Dr. Ohas. S Oetellbance Dr. Elrnest . - , . Otrweoar.i ,pgWdli APP4SNT UMI T. hahu made the followla appoint promotione on the pollee: ae supernuamerary: Senond Proe Deolel OrGaey, B. P. l.-._ list ye. slth mrei not--. A. Maribernr, Jamen s pellman, 30 CtIekttIL EMlfTlI . is so apeoalr meeting of the Oily Coun /Ibf, as prei..laly announced, it having led that a divirlon of the Tenth and Waurd into election preonlot (the ob i Ipecial meeting), under the new law, i be made without rt takling a oeness entioned. The law, it should be required a voting plaoe to every volers. has ordered that the ensus be . atelIy by the polioe. UI ISTAOUr AND CONVTEIANCE *wirqac. plssee penn, Register of conveyanoes, the Mayor that the proprietor of opposite the Ig. Charles Hotel, used .ortgage and Conveyanoe ofices, has hi that the building will have to be Siirales the rent due upon it by the ot three months at ,$15 per month) be Yfr .i1tof the opioIon that one of the tre of tbldh ge how vrsoant can be Sfor the uses of the Bleotrder of Sid Iteglstrar of Conveyances, thus tipesae of h1800 yearly to the oity. 9M SNLT MAILROAD. MaW steertained that ownlg to the ftat Avenuae ends at Broad street, and Itsr sjausut street -esieUntly wide 0I* to the junction of such street with track of the Jackson Itailroad, the Bel1 any will apply to the Cily Council of their right, soas to permit 3ay their track on oslatabs Avenue Lbo street, and thence down that -to the Ja kson atilroad depot on Ollo Ut Mte License Tax for a'ss On Pree Markets. we had a pleasant and interesting with that most enterprising and tBd eltlsen, Mr. J. H. . eller, on the . the markets of the lcty. Some time edler, who owes the Keller Market, on . ieet, offered to give the use, free of .p all the stalls in his market to butch BMsi dealers, etc., who might avail of the offer, for the period of one our surprise, we learn from the that he has not yet had a single appil a free stall. This he ascribes to the which hae oreated a decrease in the of the public markets, that is the es I of Private markets throu hout the Which hea now been in tigation YeaIs, and has always resulte in a the free market men even when final have been rendered egaislt them, in se through the inability of the ofM. law to enforce the mandates of the adopted license ordinanoe seems - 3 sT niu. a mas&ai man position from h wh that which they have osped. The reason why they stuck I rae markets is ascribed to ohesp e enoe of a liease upon their oo. The new license ordimance, however, that they shall hereafter pay a license sach. The question then arises, will the 0__ e men abandon their establish- I seek the publo markets In order to N ta, or will they And it to their to pay the tax and go on with their law now stands the private markets are bolished, and hence the question also er the impositon of a license tax by I be private markets will not legalise their 0nchb i oonstruction would benefit the prprietor who are able to pay the tax, i alMler on escandn evade the law tim. tae ta by p!eading a violation, by them. I f the law aitbolIshing the markets. time may yet be expected in this mat- . se mat men are closely clubbed to and with the money at their command I to employ ecoellent counsel to defend e.lNou uerrons what we shall see. --·- ~- __. _I j3vF3R TSON SAM OOMPANY. lfty Sti1 Oppoeeo to Paying Fifty Dollars Per Lamp. WeO misinformsed when we were told that, the general privileges granted by the ttre to the Jefferson Oity Gas Light Com there was no contract between the com . the e.ty of New Orleans for illuminating and Seventh Dietriots with gas. have been thrnished by the preelident of with a copy of a speoial contract nto between the Oitq of Jeferson and sCn City GOu Light Oompanv, on the A l, lol67,'by which the ilty of Jefferson "the harter of the see company granted by the tadicalo Lpgislature. The legis eaotmnot gives the exolusive right and tor vasTvTnr urans dOwn and use gs pipes in any and all the I the City of Jeffrerson, and even fixes the ohich the consumers shall pay for geu-say thousand feet, and for street lamps $50 tanding the existence of this contract the city of New Orleans became a party eat of annexation of the two cities, our that they are perfeotly satisfied that, it be admitted that the charter is a it cannot be underetood to mean that be denied the right of lighting its and puMlio buildings with coal oil, and of the gas company to enjoy its exoluseive as beet it may. There are, it is said, th~ r ponlat which the city will bring for Muahe out its casee, but they are not made MU BEAlD MANATEE. _Wlrstday, in the yard of the medical depart. Unlversity of Louimlens, there was gather a crowd of phyesolans e witness the dies o a sea cow which had just been brought for zhibition, but which had noucumbed to e'ed weather. Dr. Joseph Jones In the in of isoee purchased the ailmal and yes morenlg, in the presence of several ear preeded tosamnle this ernloun seoqatlO It ame from the coast of Florida Ss boadsomeuimes in large schools, over 100 pounds. ow atb, more r rly spaking, the S olar animal haing the o h As and yet the warm 1 their diwasmos oforganlsatlon by scenties been approui i s ol e , with a few hrl a iatre. d there doer the body, and it is nrl thra-qu.rtersof an inch in thioc mesa. The bons are dense and thiok, differing in this repeot from the oetaeeans. Their habi tation usually on the se shore, in tropioel or soemltropltal olmaste, about the mouth of rivers, feeding upon the a.fo. arquatle plante. Their sappers or fins enable thema to travel up the banks of rivers quite easily, although somewhat elumsly, but in the water they are as active as sharks almost. The animal attains a length in Florida some timoe of fifteen to twenty feet, but, notwith standing It size, is hermles. Yesterday the disseotion was a complete soe. *ese. The elephant-like hide was taken off, the stomach, intestines, eto., examined. The lates tinal canal was found to be fully ten times the length of the animal. It is probable the skele ton will be preserved for the museum of the University. THU WAR CLOUD. Will There Be Anether Buena Vista, Mon terey and Chepualtepee ? The repeated rumors so frequently ciroulated by the press of late has directed publio attention to the probabilities of a war between this country and Mexioo, and as New Orleans Is directly interested in the subject anything that may throw light upon it is welcome. From recent dispatches from both the Rio Grande and Mexio it was shown that the TSMPEa or Ta PRsR.s there was anything but kindly towards the United States, and that the papers were endeav oring it possible to educate the people up to a fresny strong enough to induce them to call for a war at once. These efforts thus far have failed however, but what with the distraction produced by Gon. Alvartz' pronanolamlento in favor of Lerdo and Trn ORHANON IN OPINION in the Bouthern provinces, the subject seems to be less promlinent now. Gens. Jose Urrea and Jeans Belantes, in Tie son, deelesrig in favor of Lerdo, and their strength in Sonora and tioslon will probably lead off the peoole's mind from the Rio Grande troubles, for awhile, at least. OU17 WAn DoPArTMENT have seen fit, however, to strengthen the forces on that river, and six companies of the Fourth Cavalry, now in Northern Texas, have been or dered to the border with one regiment from Min neeota. Yesterday a reporter of the Dbnoonti oalled upon Gen. Augur for the purpose of learning his views on the subject. The general stated that, so far as he knew there was no cause for appre handing any trouble wIth Mexioo at present. 'he additional troops sent to the border were only in numbers those he had WHIL IN OOMMAND there and which had subsequently been with. drawn. There was no augmentation of troops at present. He did not think the troops ordered to T'ess would pass through New Orleans, as more rapid transoortailon oould be obtained by way of St Louls and the railroads running down into that State from Missouri. New Orleans would, in case of a war, undoubtedly be a base or OEPOT OF BUPPLI.N SIMPLY. At the MNexian Consul's there was no apprehen sion of trouble, and it was not considered that the rumors afloat amounted to anything. There is much talk among our oommoroial men as to the chances of war, but as the data upon whioh to form opinions Is Mn WrAnallL 50 MtAOGRE, few expressed a positive idea on the subject. I it should come, however, this city would becom a very important military point as it was i1 4--47-48, when we tackled Mexico before. I would be the depot for supplies, the probabi rendezvous for troop., and the prime base thi side the Bio Grande. THE LADIES' RAILROAD MEETING. The Ladies' Aid Association, organized in thi interests of the New Orleans Pacific Boad, me on Friday noon at Parlor P, St. Charles Hotel pursuant to adjournment. The attendance was somewhat larger than a any previous meetaig, and the ladles presen manifested an enthusiasm and self-oonfidene which promise well for the success of the am. biltious project they have undertaken. They were evidently in earnest, and the experience o1 years will not permit us to be skeptical of the realisation of anything, however improbable, thai a woman, thoroughly in earnest, makes up her mind to acomplish. We assume, then, that this association will render most valuable aid toward the building of this road. There was not a great deal said, but there was an expression in every face which said more plainly than words conild tell it, that this fossil ired community had to build the New Orleans Pacifio, whether it would or no. It was that same quiet look we have seen a thousand times come into our mother's face when she had made up her mind that "that blue hen should not set," which resolution invariably inaugurated a most interesting struggle between our mother and the blue hen, from which the good old lady always came out vicor, even if the blue hen had to be eaten. This was the very expression we saw yesterday in a dozen or more faces in Parlor P and this crmmunity might as well come to its senses, and the sooner the better for all parties. The meeting was called to order by the presi dent, Mrs. J. F. Thomas. This lady announced that Mr. Wolff had ten dered the services of his brass and string band formerly Jaeger's band-for all entertainments the assooition might propose to give. She then said that she thought the association should elect a treasurer, which was agreed to, and Mrs. James Edwards was selected for the position. The president said that, while there was no need for any red tape, still she thought there should be an organiztlton, and then read the draft of a constitution and by-laws abe had drawn up for the consideration of the associa tion. After some dison.sion these were adopted, and Friday elected as the day for the regular weekly meeting. The secretary reported that the visiting com mittee had handed in the names of the ladies who had slgnaled their willingness to sign the circular to be addressed to the ladies of New Or leane too late to have the circulars printed and ready for the present meeting, but that they would be prepared immediately and distributed. The reeignation of Mrs. .. L. taxoo as a mem ber of the visiting committee was received, and the following ladie, Mrs. J. Pinckney Smith Mrs. H. Kern, and Mrs. Joseph SBohwartz, added to the committee. Mrs. Thomas, the president, made a number of suggestions as to the proper persons to be ap proached and actively in'erested in the asesoot. tion, as well as concerning the character of en tertainments to be given in order to carry out the objeots in view. The meting adjourned to meet at the same plnoe on Friday next at noon. THIE RACEM TO-DAY. To-day, as the weather has now settled down, will without doubt be the best attended of any of this meeting. The wind and sun have dried up the track, so that good time may be expected, and the temperature has so moderated, the pres ence of the fair ones will add a piquant zest to the excitement of the sport. The races for the day are a twc.-mile hurdle, a mile and three quarters dash, and mile heats, best three in five. £'he following were THE POOLS sold last night by Cathoart: Hurdle--Port Leonard $25. Bedding $16, Lam bay $10, Hinton $8, Cannon $5, Ten Pin $5. To tal, $87. Mile and three-quarters-Gen. Philipe $150 Vermont $6, Buff and Blue $80, Bradamante $21, field $1. Tota l, $61. Mile heate-Janet $85, Belle Barkley $45, Kil burn $20, Startle $9. Total, $189. The racee start preaisely at 2 o'clook. Bead News's invitation to the China Palasm. Ntew American Swlnýg Machine, in Geml Bfa W . CAPITOL GI0P. MtNA'TOMIAL LW ITI@N MATT.iW AgN TuM PEOBA3iLM "" MtTIaU VACANCY. Penalties ed Mlack 'Taxes To Oe Mematted. Now that there is every indication that Senator EastHl will obtain his seat in the United States Senate, the matter of an election to fill the va crney caused by his necessary resignation as a State Senator Is attraoting attention IN STrATe HOUSe OIIOLES. Having been assured by the Governor, as pre vionely stated by the DEMOCRAI, that a writ of election would be issued in ease of a vacancy, Registrar Landry has taken the necessary steps to provide for the registration reqgaired by law. His oall upon the Mayor resulted in his obtaining a letter to the city engineer, who, the registrar states, is now at work redistricting the city ao cording to law. That done and the necessary books and blanks furnished the registrar by the Secretary of Btate, Mr. Landry will proceed, under sootion 5 of act No. 101, approved April 80, 1877, to "make a new registration of the quall. fled electors, and no elector shall be per mitted to vote at the next or any succeeding election who HAS NOT nElN REBISTRED as provided for by this sot." While this is being done, the necessary steps can, the registrar thinks, be taken by the voters of the Tenth and Eleventh Wards to secure a suitable candidate for the vacancy, either through action by the Parish Committee, or by other aso Uton. Once assured that he is to be sworn in, Senator Enstis will doubtless tender his resignation, by telegraph, to the Lieutenant Governor and Pres ident of the Senate, who will notify the Governor of the vacancy, and the writ will issue as required byseotion 5 of the election noact, No. 68, approved April 11, 1877. The State Auditor yesterday received the fol. lowing letter FROM THEll ATTORNEY O.NEnAL, In reply to his own of the 4th inst., relative to the remission of penalties on back taxes: ATTORNEY GENeRAL's OrFFIn, ttatbe-of Louisiano, New Orleans, December 7, 1877. Hon. Allen Jumel, State Auditor: Dear 8ir-Your letter of the 4th Instant has been received, and in reply I have to say that after a careful examination of the whole subject I am of the opinion that the penalties ought not to be exacted. By act No. 23 of the regular ses sion these penalties were remitted provided the taxes were paid on or before the first day of De cember, 1877. But by act No. 90 (the revenue sot) of the extra session, section 58, it is provided "That the tax collector shall on the first Monday of November, file in the odce of the parish re corder a de ailed list, giving the names of all per sons whose taxes remain unpaid, as well AS THE AMOUNT of said taxes, and the filing thereof shall operate a legal seizure of the property upon which said taxes are levied; and from the date of said filing said taxes ehali bear eight per cont per annum Interest, and no olher penally shall be exziible, any previous law to the contrary notwithstand SIn my Judgment this provision is broad enough to cover all taxes-those of former years as well as those of the year just olosed. I can see no reason why the Legislature should have to plaoe the delinquents under the de factlo organization which controlled the State for four years in a worse position than those who have failed to pay taxes to the government Oe THEIn OWN CHOICE. There Is every reason to conclude that it was the purpose of the Legislature to relieve our peo pie from all of these excessive penalties laid upon them for the purpose of compelling their acqui escence in a government not elected by them 'elves and seernly resisted by them at every point. I think the situation of affairs in Louisaina both past and present, presents a case in which a liberal construction, and one looking to the public welfare is the true rule of interpretation as applied to these statutes. Very respertfl ally. H. N. OGDEN, Attorney General. This, as will be seen, settles the question as far as the Auditor is concerned, and he will con sequently instruct the tax collectors not to oom pel the payment of penalties on back taxes. The very liberal construction of the law given by the Attorney General will of course be hailed with delight by hundreds of taxpayers in the State, and the position taken by the Attorney leneral and Auditor will in the estimation of many, be entirely Indorsed by the Legislature. The Attorney General has aidressed a letter to be judges of the district courts, requesting that hey see that the jury commissioners fill the jury wheel of THE SIIUPBRIOR ORIMINIAL 000ET with an entire new list of names. The Attorney General has been advised that the 1 wheel contains names which have been kept I there for three years, and in order to secure A nHW DOPARTURE t Is proposed to empty the wheel and fill It with Snew list. COMPLICATED LITIEGATION. Over the Fund Oubserlbed for the Print Ing House for the Illln. There are now pending two oases, one in the United States Oirouit Court, entitled the Ameri oan Printing-House for the Blind vs. The Loulsi #na Board of Trustees for the Amerioan Printing. House for the Blind, and the other in the Sixth District Court, entitled Valsin J. Dupuy et al. vs. The Louisiana Board of Trustees for the Ameri can Printing-House for the Blind. Both oases may be considered as one. The plaintiffs in the Sixth Distriot Court are intervenors in the United States Circuit Court. This controversy, involving a cash sum of $30,000, it interesting; not simply to the bar and the litigants, but to outside par ties. It is somewhat of a triangular contest. Mr. Noise stands alone for the Amerioan Print lng-House for the Blind, Messrs. Richardson and Magruder for Dapuy et al., and Messrs. Campbell and Merrick for the Louisiana Board of Trustees. The facts are as follows : Several charitably disposed individuals con oeived the laudable purpose of establishlng a printing hbuse to publish books in raised letters for the use of the blind. To accomplish their end several corporations were established, each aco cording to the State of its domicile, being called the Board of Trustees for the Ameoioan Printming Hoime for the B.ind. It was understood the printing house was to be established at Louis ville, Kentucky. The different boards were to solicit eubs, riptions from the citizens of the States in whlch they were domiciled for the pur pose mentioned. When a certain amount had been raised it was to be forwarded to the Louis ville house for the purpose of earrning on the business of book printing in raised letters. There was a special proviso of the charter of the Louisi ana board which stated that if a certain sum would not be raised, or if the printing house was not established within a oertain time, then the board would refund to the subscribers the amount by them subscribed. Subscriptions were given before the war the total amounting to sixteen thousand odd dollars. This was made up of sub scriptions of from five to five hundred dollars. The war came and has gone. Rich men have be come poor. Among these unfortunates a number were sub. set bers to this fund. Wth compound interest it had increased to UO,90. The subscriptions had more than don led. T money had never been applied to the par Poes or which it had been subscribed. Many of the brer instmitated suit agalnst the Louis. las rd, alleging the money to still ntL the Of the board, and that the n .hoose pl had not been esta bed within Dui,-g the pedeaoy of cue thee presed :tQ b to make ot Iae&deB thee thie td washeld for them. 'The dmataded the L-ud-were refuged. Prosedltea were Imuediately tLsti told in the united States Court for its reoyery, The Louislana board denied they were entitled to it. The speetaole wee then presented of two suite for this fund. There was but one fund. If the subscribers gined their ease in the Distriot Court, and the Louisville Printing-House gained theirs in the United States Oirocut Court, what was the Louisiana board to do ? Now is the interesting part. An injunction was taken out against the spbsoribers, to prevent them from proceeding in the Sixth Court till they had made the Louisviville Printing-House a party to their proceedings. The tLouirille house being an absentee. Judge Righter appointed Mr. Moise ourator ad ho. to represent it. So the oaee now stands. STILL TiE CHAMPION. As had been announced yesterday, Sexton and Henry Miller met in courteous brilliard joust, at Joe Walker's, last night. Mr. Miller Is well known ase fine blade (if the figure is not over strained) with the cue. Sexton, however, gave him the odds, which he usually gives, of 200 in a game of 600. The result was that Sexton made 500 and Miller 75, Sexton's best runs being 147, 210 and 121, and Miller's 40 and 18, giving as an average for the former 45 6.11 and the latter 6 9.11. 8exton has got a peculiar talent for keeping the balls in con venient places, and we really do not see why he ever fails to make indefinite runs. To-night John Miller will enter the lists against him, with the same odds, and the game will be interesting. WEATHER AND RIVERS. Yesterday's Reports by OIgnal iervice Dispatches. The Signal Service telegrams report snow as having fallen yesterday at LaOrosse, Wis., and a higher temperature at nearly all of the twenty. six stations from which reports are received. The reports from the varinus stations show the following as the state of the temperature at 8:45 p.m.: Cairo 52, Cincinnati 47, Davenport 40, Dubuque 85, Galveston 03, Indlanola 50, KHoknk 44, La orosse 82, Leavenworth 49, Louiville 49, Mem phis 51, Nashv Ile 49, Omaha 41, Pittsbnrg 85, bhreveport 55, St. Louis 50, St. Paul 81, Vicks burg 54, Yankton 33, Augusta (Ga.) 60, C. reicana 56, Key West 03, Mobile 51, Montgomery 51, and Savannah 52 degrees above zero. A further rise of three feet five Inches was re portd in the Ohio at Pitteburg, where the water leve yeeterday was -thirteen feet four-ttnhee above low water mark, and which is a full stage 1 to let out any coal fleet. A rise of five inches was also reported at Davenport in the theissiseppi and nine inches at Dubuque, but at either point the level is not four feet above low water mark. Frigerio reports the lowest temperature here in the city on Thursday night at 84 degrees above zero, and during yesterday from 85 to 51. PEROTON A L. His Honor, Mayor Jastremski, of Baton Rouge, arrived yesterday morning in this city by the steamer Natchez. We take his flne appearance as a good indication of the healthy condition of the ex-oepital of Lonisiana. He reports every thing there as being very quiet and lovely, and the whole population, white and black, happy and oontented. We had the pleasure of meeting on the streets yesterday the genial face of Mr, James Hoemer. of St. Tammany. Mr. Hosmer was "one of ours" on the ninth of January last, and though it was a cold and dry day, unfliochingly stood in the front rank for the oause or Nioh ies and reform. Gen. Augur paid Gov. Nicholls an informal visit yesterday. Gov. nillom, of Illinois, was expected to ar rive in the city last night. We learn that Mr. H. G. Heater, secretary of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange, has been re qtested by Mr. John t-herman, lecretary of the Treasury, to furnish that department with infor mation regarding the commerce of New Orleans and the contiguous country, which is to be pub lished in the Secretary's general report of the commerce of the United States early in the year 1878. Mr. Hester is a carefll, accomplished statistician, and will no doubt render a fall, so ourate and satisfactory report. AMUSEMENTS. TROVATORI. We prefer "Trovatore," with all its eccentrici ties, to "Lohengrin," with all its mathematical combinations. We prefer the fanciful and multi colored pyrotechnics of Verdi to the air-rending trombones, detonating French horns and cornets, screeching violins and base viols, the rumbling drams and banging cymbals and shouting choruses of Wagner. Our first attention to "Lohengrin" was so ex clusively devoted to its melodies that we fell into the error unprejudiced minds sometimes fall into; they become prejudiced on the other side of the question. A second hearing has convinced us that "Lobengrin" deserves to be heard; that is beyond question, for it is the work of a master whose claims to celebrity have been acknowledged by the best musical authorities of the world, and we strongly advise those of our readers who have not heard the opera to secure the last opportunity, which is cffered them to-day at the matinee, to do so. But coming after "Lohengrin" and the "Flying Dutehman,' "Robert le Diable" and "'rovarore" were a relief to those whose task it is to attend the opera nightly, and with that close attention so necessary to encourage the performers in their own arduous task to please an exacting public. That Miss Pappenhelm manifests dramatic quali ties of the highest order as Elsa we have already conceded, and in fact while she was dealing with the "music of the future" we have sympathized with her in her physlcal exertions; and yet we cannot conceive of a more dramatic role than that of Eleonore, wMoh, while it is not written in the dead high plane of Wagner. is more effeotive ar,C withal carries with it a suavity not to be even d, - tooted in the other part. In our opinion Eleonot e is Miss Pappenheim's best role. "Trovatore" brings out the four most talented members of the Fryer-Pappenhelm opera com pany (with one exception, Miss Human) and what we had to say of these artiste--Misses Pap penheim and Phillippe, and Messrs. Adams and Tagliapietra-after the first performance of "Frovatore" we can repeat concerning theperfor mance last evening. It was charming and fully deserved the large and select attendance of ladies that graced the auditorium of the Varie ties. The last act was particularly well sung and was enthusiastically received, as it sheould have been. Miss Papenheim's singing evidenced that that lady had entirely recovered her powers of voice, which she will use to-day to overcome the overwhelming orchestration of Wagner in "Lohengrin." Our readers should remember that the matinee performance at noon is given instead of the night entertainment. On uandsy the " Huguenots " will be sung in Italian, by Pappenheim as Valentine, Human as Marguerite, Adams as Raoul, Tagliipiltra as de Nevers, Wiegaud as Marcel, and Blum as de 8t. Brie. Miss Phillipps will.warble the role of the page. OGNExYIEViE OGE& gives her closing performances at noon and at night, presenting each time her new play of " 1ons. On Sunday the Evangeline Combination a burlesque operatic company, will make their drst appearance in this city in a epectacular musical extravaganza, entitled "Evangeline," aid to be very entertaining and well played. At the St. Charles MACALLISTEZR in prestidigitation and mechanical magic again at noon and at night, and until further notice. The performance is fully worth the price of ad mission, fifty cent, and every visitor to the thee tre has a chance for the numerous presents offered by Mr. Weston, including to-day at noon, two china tea sets, and at night similar sets. The principal presents last night (two chins tea sets) were presented respetively to Mr. Jas. McOonnell, No. 481 St. Charles street, and Mr. Hugh autedy, 174 Gravier street. TEa BIG snow. Cole'se ireus, menagerie, quarium and trained animals will open on Monday at the corner of anald ad Boeheblave streets ior one week. There will be eak day noon .d evening per t.swioeee Austees of doe harseansehip - -n~0~1 Wreak i~lPJWCss~wIruuswwiu, V AN APEPAL FROM LINGSTON. TE N WNOLEtAstLW sUtj1lU IN TE AT PARISM O@ LOGO, WOOD AND SMlINOLrS. The Pacts Lald Before The Eceoutive Consultation With the United States Authoritles. Gov. Nicholls was visted at the exoeultive office yesterday by Representative Spiller, of the par lsh of Livingston, who came to the city in the Interest of those residents of his parish who depend for a living upon lumbering, that is, get ting out logs, wood, eutting shingles, etac, and rafting. This class of people, Mr. Spiller says, are almost in A DEKsTITOTE 00NDITION, from the fact that the United States authorities some time ago seized all of their logs, shingles and wood, and, further, even prevented them from outting or shipping to this market from the Amite river any wood or shingles, cven though they lived and worked where they had lived all their lives and where their ancestors had lived, never once dreaming, nor is it yet settled, that the lend belongs to the United States govern ment. The seizure of the logs, shingles and wood has reduced them to such an extremity that Mr. Spiller says they have now but a scanty supply of food left, and none of them are in a position to relieve themselves, consequently, unless their property is released by the United States authori ties, they will be o ,mpelled to SEER BBEAD AND MEAT here in the city. After hearing the report Gov. Niocholls sent a polite request to Deputy United States Marshal Wureburger to call upon him at the executive office, which he did and the state of facts pre sented by Mr. Ilpiller was presented to him. In reply he said that of the entire number of logs seiz ,d in the Amite river all but 1940 had been bonded, and these, unless bonded within the next few days. would revert to the govern ment. As far as the seizure of wood and shingles was concerned, there had been no orders issued from the marshal's office for suoh seizure, although orders had been given to prevert further cutting or shipping from the land which the United ttates government claimed as its own, and which Assistant Attorney General of the UniftetfiBtaes Wlliiamson had deti .ed-sbeinig. ing to the government. During the conversation Mr. Spiller stated that the deputy marshal had even BfANDED THE RIlNoLRL with the letters U. 8,, and had given positive as snrances that the material was under seizure, which, Mr. Wurzburger said, was without au thority of law. Hie said further, that he had in formation that a man giving his name as Smith had represented himself in that section of the country as a deputy United States Marshal, and he thought it might have been that individual who did the branding; furtoier, that his men had been hunting Mr. dmith, and would arrest him when they fouud him. The result of the conference was that Mr. Spil ler was authorited by Mr. Wurzbnrger to say upon his return that the wood and shingles could be rHIPPED TO THIS MARA[T withont further det.ntion on the part of tho deputy United States marshal or his keepers. In a conversation with a DZxMORAT reporter, subsequently. Mr. 8piler stated that the land from which this timoer is out belongs to the succession of the old Houma estate or claim and not to the United States government. He stated also that he had presented a petition to the Gvernor giving all the facts, and that will doubt less be forwarded to the Secretary of the Interir who has not yet, it seems, passed upon the question of the ownership of the land. ('ITY ECHOES. COAiA OF FIRE. The Terrible Misery They Wrought Yes terday. Hardly has forty-eight hours elapsed since the fire fiend placed Millie Estelle in her coffin than we are called upon to chroniole two more acol. dents of a like character. The second vitolim was the dangerous burning of a colored woman named Annie Sullivan at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning, t the residence of Mr. Chas. Geheeb, No. 112 Baronne street. It appears the woman was parching coffee, when a spark alighted on her dress, which she did not discover until her clothing was ablaze. Becoming alarmed, the unfortunate woman rushed into the yard and thence into the store of Messrs. S. Lion & Co. One of the clerks, pos sessed of considerable presence of mind, seszed a blanket and smothered the flames, but not be fore Annie had been very severely burned about the body and arm. There bring no physician near at hand, she was removed to the Charity Hospital, where she received medical attention. Two Other Victims. An hour had hardly, elapsed after the above accident occurred, be fore a mother and daughter met with the same feve. Miss Ella Priest. a young lady sixteen years of age, it apps ar, was sitting by the fire at the residence of her parents, No. 403 Rampart street. when, unobserved by her, a coal of fire fell from the grate, wibch in a moment was fanned into a blase, adh btf,'re the unfortunate girl realized her situation she was enveloped in flimes. Her screams for assistance brought her mother, who, with no other thought than to rescue her chi d, olasped her in her arms in hopes of extio gulablog the devunring element. but which sue clid not acc mpllsh until she was herself severely burned about the hands and arms. Miss Priest was very severely burned about her limbs and body. Dr. Borstchly was called to attend the mother and daughter and did every thing in his power to alleviate their sufferings. The Pplcce Board. The Police Board met last night in room 21, Central Station, Mayor Palsbury in the chair, and a quorum of the commissloners present. Patrolman J. Landry, for neglecting his duty, was admonished. Patrolman Wm. Byan gave up ive days' pay for having been found on his h, at drunk. Officers F. Clew, H. Olew and E. Ryan were ad monished 'or having absented themselves from their respective beats without permission. Patrolman John P. Calbert paid two days for getting off his best without leave. M. Rahers, of the Fifth Precinct, for disobe dience of orders, was fined two days' pay. Patrolman John Wiltz, for getting drunk while off duty was flied ten days' pay. Parolman Meyers gave up five days of his pay for sitting down and sleeping on his best. Thrown Through a Window. At 2 o'oloot yesterday a colored man named Packard Sanders, while working at the house No. 80 Jackson a reet, fell from a ladder In a room of the second story, and was very severely in jured. It appears the injured man was standing on theladder, putting up a window curtain when it slipped and pretipitated him out of the window. Alex Thib~ut was lodged in the Third Station, charged with being a vagrant. Jerome Pascal stole some molasses on the levee and was immured in the Harbor. W. J. Whitelcy was lodged in the Sixth Sta tion, charged with blowing a police whistle. Wi. Hunter was lodged in the Central 8tation yesterday, charged with being a dangerous and suspicious character. On the night of the 4 Inst. some thieves stole 27 obickens out of Mr. Higgins' yard, corner of Com mon and Tonti streets. Clyde Howe, a youth of nineteen stummers, carried a concealed weapon, to-wit: a revolver, and was lodged in the Harbor Station. John Moran, at the instigation of John W. Sayre, was immured in the Central Station, charged with the larceny of a turkey. John Benches, charged with assault with a dar. erons weapon on Julia A Dettermer, was sent before the lUst District Court, under bonds of aah Madison, charged with brach of tract .sd wa yyestray set before thr. tm QI , uD Dot bO adsof o, aga m on. him by 3.11. ffmtsre. tIM 00" 1 1C6TRO *T HS 8WAM. The Deslir of the MopilMeas n "W"e to Prevent Cenelblatlu, IAugnsta Chronlale and Oonetitetoagllaet. Enough of the curttid ,a been lift fro the secret eeseion of the 8ate, penal th ,onflrmatton of Col. O, P. l'mnOs , that party bitttrnesa rges twsreWtB toA ff quite u ex ected an Uolaýo fr te the fault of thoee I ets h' -p party in that body if tper or i be intefinitbly Dostpon d Ans y, rage but the deeperatibn of a n , It Is the im oteut vind ti.veness rion, who hurls his d ikata tip a@ly last contort on. rather t the dlwnlty of (Casar, whof n. d hl I tl btet& and fails at last with sometltln. !ti.O1ub. The Republloens knowfull welt ol can last but fourteen tmoths er, all accldents, and that in le8h1 9 0t have a Demooratic majority ofrom r twelve. Their sole hope I tO torouee.tl prejudlies. to turn back theail m tO oon, ulse the 4nlop with falsea atd e the Man-on-Horsebak, anI to throtte li t conilleation and tramto with one olettsotrs deavor. We can well compreheld hhe I poignant anguish of all springs from te iThat the solid South is doing all theIr b-tpi for them, and that their coupt d e W'a., fom askctlon they so heartily aelepwd aWtloh had so sedulously anldlabditellp ehl v to stamp out. The for that the se simply turning their WDapons atint tin Mr. Bedflld, one of their otwn party but an exceedingly just and wel-polp ma reminds them of this in these wotd "Th. lRepublicans themselves are th art e of their own immedlate ruin. t tano he would Ie no possbbill y of the De r tine control before 187, ifthe the cans, hadl not organized the wid ands linia into a seotarate State and g von two Henators. So far as the South', rn Stat5 st -onrerned. there was no pr speetbh theyWl asnd up other than I)emoorati ona ftor many years to come. Now that power ie so near their grasp no sensito i n e expect them to spit no' or revie the o Whig party, or anything of that sort. ier Marth, 1879, there will b, but one Bepe Hon .tor from the entire Soulh. rnes, o lssr1ppl. He goes out in 1881, , bnd of rse w be sucnceeded bqy a Dmecrat, The one hUni thoneand majority whlch the Dem orarf In Mississtppl, more or less, and lkejl y aor than less, points strongly to a Demoat In ple of Bruce as soon as Bf ues g is ot of the wa The Congres'lonal d-legating from thrt tte is already solid. After Marioh 101 tim. crlat will have thirty Senators f.lomtnhe t So States end the Itepubllcans barely two How dooe that strike soul? 8,mewhat sodfd, doubt, What the Iet slave 8ts a ve haveis slaves they hive.zn idi n nlt ittPitwe being welded in comp et mass, wil ultlimate1 dictate the nal'al policy." Confronted with these tremenldo a ftats, the Rtpubilfans r'we like heathen bIn.the .leteO crats can afford to preserve their eunlmlt, and show, by superlor manil ass, bthtihy e. serve their wonderful luck. he hold th o noer of advantage and should not Imperil It The evil genlu o the prssnte 4.t oar pet-bagaw. r He represents Nem dl sP hOW. how providentially the soese of men are brought to dest utlion by their own InstC ments. The Demon, ate sready peses it substance of power without rleponi trhey can employ themselves most ohly I adding as Ifttle fuel as owsibleo the am o seetloal disc ,rd, so that when tho controlo the Hnnate shall aotu il1y come, a few months hence, it will b,+ but a prelude to the control of the wholecountry by an overwhelming popular Indorsemnont, Heliogg's tlli,. IBalti more Sun WAsnIsoTOw. Dee. 2.--I is understood that a short tlime a motion Will be offered intb, eonate for a "ommi tve to iovestimgat the charges made by Judge Spofford as to Kellotgg' I tampering withthhe Returning Board to re I his election to the Senate Should these ltarm a be sustained the Republicmn.n cotd raise -l o ftjeetion to the displacement of Mr. Kelo Whethnr the Democrats when obtoai . trol of the enate will oust Me. t an event is to be doubted. Some of them 1tv1 already expressed themaelve. on the suflu and deoolred that they will oppes any m e ment against Mr. Kellogg unless for ocuse; it he has been voted in by a majorltyon theme a of thecase just as Mr. Btler has ,a thatebouldbhe the end of it unlesst Its ssta that he procured his e'eotlon throunh rag corruption or other improper motive. No ra n has more reason to bles his t. rs t1han Mr. Kellogg. for there are at leasta good thalf d Republican enators who Would not h ote for his admission under any other ci'cumi. stances. 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