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Am U vase 'Ult L RSIN&s ASMtmr~ns a tffd mmemff lamum gagammue DR n Wb, bYY)eCa hýep momtrnisei AmIuiuUinlr CIM1gf thul t~ewing not. to superintndeflI beisrxetkm nr Cktr0 ovMrn lieW Orleris, D10, 8, 1S1e7 neq., sBperintendent of Wlarves plInt having been made to this de at the draymen employed ia remov tlventlon with ort ordinances, t of obstaing more than the reg te lowed for halltn oods from the ar e hereby lnstrled to infarm par eotton seed and ot er meroha dlee the eluetomary oharges for hauling * be alloWed to draymen or parties att , by ord(er of the whbernger of I m wAhle7 sid cotton seed or other ray be attled, unless the owner WaN the same can make contracts or ar t li remuvl, at their own exppnse, l grabnted by the notice of removal PG . You, etc. OA. AVANAO, Adminlitrator. LI.CMNP4 PLATEM. be ft rllishlng the ei'y with license telOle for the year 1878 were opened * I parlor on Saturday morning. ,uuemann, John P. McMullen, Joe oCre itls, ?. A, Kraft and A. M. t'e the bidd.r,. The bids vary from Ibte a pair. Some are secompanted ples instead of models, I rearnm. e batles confusion. The choioe seems the bids of Mesrs. Joe Uhrlster, it e hIrands me models, simlaer to those 0b ant Mr. Peterson, who has leen to eapltin his bid, whlch unlike th.t tat, is not aolompan'P l by a model. : WSTOM4IOUSI MATTERS. AL ORDUISte 31151Vtl IV -- LOG .IllUtfl ON rPAUr L R IVlrl. . M&ghtiea argtl Cienteet-One lepeeil teO Se M t Perwnrd. tlurkit morning special Treuasury Agent g Collector Anderson and Naval omfoer l.itehld, by mail, the oliolal order from of the Treasury to assume charge rempestive olfices, to date from the 4th the eder, sta .tlot y nnn n sn1RAIltx, Stating that they will be held responei. t e Sbadhet of the ofioes from the date DeMpty Marshal Mocormack returned nIght from St. tammany parish, where bee epgaged in the lumber buslness. Rd the total amount of lorge eIsed on Pearl tbOLest 14,000, nlaludilng 0000 sel.ed dur palt two or three weeks, and for which are sow being prepared. Quite a SLi.bttnt of those previously selied have mod, and he ls now preparing his report 1s1 AtoitU'tr It POsMMeRIII Mirhqhs keepers. number of Mr. Packard' friends have arrelging R reception for him upon It WashIngton, and would have ten on Saturday, decided to postpone it i the death of one of Mr. Packard's i nea o red on Friday night. Mr. Ws telegraphed regarding the serious hit hild and l expected here on Sun one made beflbre United Statee Lnia in the Aoklen-Darrall case to the present lime, snnunted to just lart of State Deslonde, who, from be glsaped, oertliled as to what he a of therville,. Thi was forwarded t Waehinglton on Friday night by his * Morey, Esq., (Morris Marks not in the ease,) and will be pre 0 onee oommittee on Privileges and sfated in the Collector's office during that Cashier Desmarals of the customs 1e also a member of the State Legle andted in his resignation, and that fmrwarded to Washington. Mr. Des weYer, says it's not a fat, and that he the Hryee-eherman civil service rules that he can ocoupy his present position, t resigning his seat as a member of tire, providing that he does not take AlY LbgISLATIYV ProoaolDtNcs, as he holds his present position. aderetood in the Ap iser's ofice that elllar to those lsued by the Seeretar ot .tr to Messrs. Ritard and Anderson had ted fMr e-Aelsistant Appraiser Fairfax, t to the country, and that he would, M , rt.p Late hi old posi ion agian. of a stir was orated In and about oorridors of the Onetom.-ouse dur day by rtmors that the United States uy5 had found true bills sgainst these implicated in the proouring of the ne5OOtiD BOID ror IsulaIr.l, Pension Agent, one Federal offiolal being en one of the parties implioated. AT TMI CATIDiRAL. ipiselaa Field Artillery, under command J.o Olynn, Jr., will celebrate the feast of Iobs. to-day by attending solemn High at the SI. Louis CathedraL The Mass is _ tho measr hand of Weber and will be sung well practiced choir of the Cathedral. A amateur sinler from Ban Franoisco, se Incognito, but whose fine tenor voice t tuelos to hear by aciodent a few days U1 slag the "Ave Veram" of Sohubert, and quite a sensation therefrom to the of musle. His Oroea, Arohbisbop a prtnce among men as well as among will ooliate to add more solemnity lesttn, the hly moment of elevation will come, heads of the faithful will be bowed down te ma jesty of the sacred host raised on the holy omdliant, a detachment from the will e a salute of twelve guns, in on with old oestom and ancient traditions. m oe completed, the Arohbbshop will home by the retiment in arms and defaders of the Fourteenth of tep and linth of January will parade the principal streets. The people are to see the parade and hail in advanoe lag of the military pageant. AT Tts JEaUITr' CHURCH. 'a mass, announced in yesterday's Sto t be sung at the Jesuit's Ohurch, on skeet, upon the occasion of the Feast of amMeuldate Conception, was a splndid esuc l point of womposltion and execution. The Satthe "Oredo," whioh was admirably sung by stk, is mouc after the manner of Bach and fall of melody and learned harmony. lanetua" it a remarkable piece of musio, of patho and lofty in style, resplendent with egtim hbarmony that elevates the soul to S e "BeneAdotes" was sung in quatuor tau. Cones (soprano). Mrs. Dann r, rspetto (tenor), and Mr. (nO) with moah taet cad ensemble, AU DelF was remarkable for purity adre gt of eecution. Weis s de to Uthe couatoms of the u tl od " wasu not aui, so ems of u te a prtions the stasetro'.seesetd emp tiom will et ea aths ead, tellr e.a' Lltsu ,the ptron Gdta . I. B. twill heasm ~ We sb' e 7thk . the -ttt ufqtiet d iw * *X defl THU AEIU LPOSS. The tevernmaent Agent iv*.s Hla Verseon of the Peletires. A repreesentative of the DCwoonAT, called on Mr. Oarter, the special agent of the Interior De partment, who has been entrusted with all the selzures cf timber made in this country, at his instigation, and had with hint an Interview in which the fPllowing statements were made by him. Mr. Oarter had read the editorial in Bat urday's Doal.uIAT, and, since he contradicts in many particulare the facts upon which that ar tiole was based, we deem it but just to afford him the opportunity of a public statement. Reporter-Did you ever represent to the Inte rior Department that you had seized 90,0u0 luge on the Amite? Gol, Uarter- I never represented that I had seined live loge, or any number. My attention was diawn to that country by a letter to the In terior Department from one of its most promi nent eitteens, which had been referred f, me. Under the process against that parish I have seieed less than 9000 loges, the returns will show, and several hundred thousand feet of lum ber. . - -How many deputy marshals and keepers have yen in charge of these seleures, and at what paty ? Uol;t. T-There is but one deputy marshal; what his pay Is I don't know, as he craws his pay from the m-rshal,. There are two or three keep. era, allowed from two dollare to two dollars and a half a day, out of which they have to pay for their own board. it-In whose hands were these logs seised? Ool. 0.--I have read the editorial In the Duao orRAT of Baturday, based, no doubt, on the state ment of Mr. ipil ler. I prefer, in answer, to refer yorr to the returns and inventorles on file in the United States Marshal's office. From these you will tinlcover who are the claimants, if any, of the property seiled. It will be seen that a very small proportion was selsed In the hands of the persons referred to in the DatmOORnAT' editorial. ihey were in almost every instance found in the pessesslon of mill owners or timber contractors. This is a mere statement of the facto. The gov. ernment would have no right to disctiminate be tween the rich and poor in making these eels tres; all are supposed to stand alike before the law. Itep.- The title to this land is disputed. Are your instructions positive under these circum stanoes ? Col. O. --The legal title Is in the government. You must remember that the attention of the government was drawn to the spoliation of these lands by a catlsen, whose letter was merely re ferred to me, It was as much the duty of the government to protect these lands from epolls tlion pending the adjudication as at any other time. But for that matter the government con tends that these seleares have not been made on lands comprehended in the Hlouma grant, In my letter of Instmte'ions the Commistloner of the General Land Office writes: "The general un derstanding of this oflee is that these settlers are upon land which it has been held does not belong within the Houma grant and which will be disposed of by the United htstes." urthbermore, I wish to call your attention to one important view of the subject. In all my selnuree I have not attempted to oppress any olass of persons; the selsoures, though, have principally affected the mill men and log eoun treatoms who reap elsil the profits of these spolla tlons. If I have injured the poor chopper, it has been to say to him that he must stop depredating on the public lands. My instructions are clear as to what my duty is.. am ordered to stop depre. datkns on the public lands of these States, which belong to the people of the whole country. In aecomuplishing this duty I have almost Invariably encountered men who have amassed fortunes in the timber and lumber trade. It is these per sons who misrepresent my mission, and who arc trying to enlist public sympathy. PRLICAN iinO. 1. ra Pelican Steam Fire Company No. 1, Algiers, at h the annual meeting, held on Thursday last, elected the following officers to serve for the year 1878: o *W. H. Martin, president; F. Desabaye, vies I president; M. Rooney, foreman; J. Michel, first asseistant; 0. Porter, seo0nd assistant; R. Turner, secretary; G. Schnel, treasurer; W, Dergls, steward. b Delegates to Firemen's Charitable Aseociation *M. booney, 8. DeFabaye, *W. H. Martin, *R. Turner G. . chnel. ub-.delegates-*B. Blaumann, *T. Paul, ,. Del lam 8.Morgan, V. Laumann. * e-eleected. WASHINTON NO. o0. At the annual meeting, December 4, 1877, of * Washington Steam Fire Company No. 90 the fol lowing ofiloere were ekectedu to serve the entuing year: *Wash Marks, president; *J. J. McGinnis, vice a president: *Frank Ii. Drake, foreman; U. Masao- a iotti, first assistant; 'thos. Panoe, second erlest- 1 ant; ChObas. Bouck, secretary; Auguste Marx, a treasurer. F Delegates to Firemen's Charitable Association *Frank H. Drake, *John Oibney, *Wash Marks. r Rub-delegates- Augnuste Marx, P. H. Murphy, I O. McDonald. Marshal-Joseph Psesa. J *Re-eleoted. MIasleSlPPi NO. 1S'I ELECTION. This company held its election last evening with the following result: President, *F. Camerden; viso president, * toby Hart; recording secretary,*J. Bercegeay: Hfian olal secretary, *J. iut, Jr.; treasurer, J. M'Onin nnes; foreman, *H. J. Price; first aseltant, 0. M. White; second assistant, H. Michel; delegates to t Firemen's Charitable AssocIatton--* Maurioe J. Hart, G. H. Braughn, *F. OCamerden; subaI tuten--*H. E. Groach, *E. 8. Boss, G. A. Obia pells; marshal, E. A. Burke. *Re-elected. COMPANY ELECTION. At a meeting held on Tuesday evening, at Ar mory Hall, the following named gentlemen were I elected and sworn in as offlicers of Company 0, f First Regiment Louisiana National Guards: Oaptain, B. J. Goodman; first lieutenant, C. D. Bullock; second lieutenant, (not elected); first sergeant, F. Wagner; second sergeant, U. Austin; third sergeant, O. Linden; fourth ser geant, A. B. 8lebrandt filth sergeant,.J. W. Rizao; first corporal, John Murphy second cor raL A. Baron; third otmporal, L MoMurrav, ,nrtn corporal, J. H. Tieman; fifth corporal, A. Lalerie. And after which the company was mustered in as Company (, First Regiment Louisiana Na tional Guards. It was adopted by aunanimous vote that the company shall be known as the Howard Guards. PHILADELPHIA'M ELECTION LAST NIGHT. The boys of Philadelphia No. 14 held their election last evening for the year 1878, with the following result: John Brugniene, prseldent: Eng. Lalmant, vice president; *W. B. Klemnpeter, secretary; *0. G. Haley, treasurer; *0. . Milltimore, foreman; *W. J. Grady, first assistant; *hos. Fulham, second assistant. De egates-*James D. Houston, oC. J. J. Milti more, Edward Barke. Bub-delegatee-P. Carroll, W. J. Grady, M. F. Dwyer. Finance Committee-Wm. J. Grady, Arthur Pltard, James B. Bu:ler. *e-elected. Bead Navra'a invitation to the China Palace. Biscuit dressed dolls $1 at the Palais Bo~ 1 Canal. Get a catalogue. Btaor freas.-M. L. Byrne A Co., le8 Canal street, willoffer thie week a large lot of esuperior black lks at extraordinasry low prices. Plaus Royal kids s eatstall shaes. ~9 LOUISIANA JAOICYa CUL. SPI3MN'Itlit rICtl AW mlrlglllrl UN. XM111 O1 N 11 89 Tll lllB At. Te.ml*errew the Fetr Nile Heltta. As the temperature rose, yesterday forenoon it became evident that the attendance at the race track would show a large increase over that of previous days, when the blustering wind and biting cold kept many of those who desired to go away from the course, The warm sunshine came down in a generous flood, the mere generous after the froety morning, and by 1 o'clock there were many carriages on the road. The ladies this time turned out in larger numbers than before, and the gentlemen, not to be outdone, went a sporting in something like a respectable crowd. The Track although apparently dry on the surface was what ia known in turf prlsante as a "dead trackt" the recent raine having left much moisture below taking from the soil Its natural springinoes and elasticity, rendering the work of the horses much more laborious. There were some bad spots on the back stretch, but all in all it was arfe al though not speedy. Before the first bell rang, Gatheart, the famous ponl seller, did quite a .lively business on the hurdle race, and the Paris mutualse were quite liberally patronised. The Iurdle Rae,. the first of the day, was the toolo of conversa lion, and the chances of accident to the favorite. Port Leonard, debated considerably. The entries were 0annon, Lambay, Jim Hlinton, Bedlling, Port Leonard and Ten Pin. They all came out looking splendidly for the run, none of them showing any results from their late work. The race was for two mil, s over eight hurdles, and when, the drum tepped Ten Pin took the front, Port Leonard second, the rest Close together, rushing hel'er-skelter for the first hurdle. Ten Pin took It handsomely first, Port L,eonard second, .im Hinton third, Redding, Lam bay and Cannon almost together, but in the order named. Rounding to the see and hnrdl·, Hinton drew no and cl sed with Ten Pin, both taking it neck aid neck, Port half a length astern; Lambaer four'h Bedding fifth and (JPn non last. At the third hurdle Ten Pin and lion ton bung on to one another well, Lambay but little behind, with Port and Oannon together pushing for third, Bedding last. Coming Into, the home stretch the two leaders still kept up their fight, with but little change in their follow ers. Passing home on the first mile, Ten Pin showed a neck in front; Hlinton and Cannon, who had forged ahead neck and neck as second, Lambay third, Rtedding last. On the second m l~ Redding drew forward, challenging Ten Pin for his front place and tak ing it after a sharp tussle. At the third hurdle Bedding drew away, crossing the string first in 4:081j, Ten Pin second, and Port Leonard third. At the finish it was discovered that the veteran Port Leonard had run the last half mile on three legs having let down in the tendons of his right hind leg which forever takes that brave old Voucher horse from the turf. Old Port's name will long he remembered. Th's hurdle race w.s one of the closest sad most determined struggles over the brush seen here for many a day past, not a jockey being thrown. The eerond Raee was a mile and three.qusrtere, for a club purse of it $800. The enries were Aunt Betsev, Bradrl mante, harry Lorklin, Jim Binton, t'ermont, c Buff and Blue and Gen. Philips, the later being P the favorite, After considerable .j.ckving at tl the quarter mile poet, a start was effeted, Aunt d Betsey leading the van. Down the back stretch the General, under a strong pill, went away a with his uider and took the fore with Bradmaste and Betsee pushing him well, Vermont lapping a the lattet's lanks, Looklin and Ilinton several n lengthes behind. Pa.eing the stand on the three quarters, before settlg out for the mile, the General was first, Betsey seoond, Ve¥rmont, who had fought his way forward, third, Bradmente fourth, Buff and Blue fifth, Locklin sixth and Jim Hlnton last. r Passing the quarter post it was plainly to be a seen that Hinton and Luoklin were out of the a race. The General still kept his lead, but Vermont made a determined rush for it, without avail, d however, e The same order was preserved during the rest of the race, Gen. Philtpe winning in 3:lrY.: Ver. " mont second, Bauff andt lue third, Bradmante fourth Betsy filth, Hilton sixth and Luocklln eeventh,. The Third Race was the event of the day. It was mite heats, i best three in five, for a club puree of t500. The c entri'a were: Startle, Kilburn, Belle Barclay and Janet. In the pools the latter was a hot favorite at big odds. The knowing ones, or at least some of them, thought well of Belle Barolay and Startle, and Kilburn did not lack baekers. TnR FIRST RteAT. When the four trotted out of the paddock they t glisten'd like silk in the afternoon's ann. Their .teat barrels and trim legs, wih the bright colors t of the jockey suits, excited munch comment from I the ladies. At the start Janet got off first, next Startle, then Kilburn and lastly Belle Barclay. It was a very pretty start, and as they rounded the upper turn they presented a spirited ploture. Janet was leading about a length, whilst the other three were rnnning neck and neck, as if part of a drilled squadlron of cavalry. This was kept up,when Belle Barclay broke up the party by pushing ahead to the second place, Startle jnust behind her, with Kilburn last. These positions were retained to the finish, Janet taking the heat haslsomely in 1:19', , Belle seoond, Btartle third, Kilburn fourth. THIuE eGOND HRAT. After having been blanketed for awhile the four were peeled and all seemed to be sweating C I out well. Belle was as fresh as a daisy, Janet t had not the least symptem of beiner blown about t her, whilst Startle look, d prime. Kitburn was in good form, but a trifle stale. When they re neived the drum tap Kilburn led, with ttartle at his heels, Belle third and Janet last. On the I turn Kilburn led, the rest running so closely t together a blanket would have covered them. By the time the half-mile post was reached Janet Smade a rush and took second place, Sartle third Blle last all going at a good gait, the 1 favorite forcing the pace. Coming into the home stretch Kilburn gave up the fight, letting Janet show the wea, while Startle pushed the mare to I her mettle as second, Kllburn third and Belie last.. Aoont two hundred yards from home Startle made a gallant spurt, and for a moment it was thought 5 he would take the colors from the favorite. At every foot he seemed to gain and when they passed under the string Janet led by a neck only, Ktiburn third and Belle Barclay fourth. Time, * 1:49ý,. TnIRD AND LAST nHAT. The splendid fight made by Startle and the fact that no horse had as yet been distanced, added much to the exoitement. The horses onoled off well, but the pools showed no dimmnu tion in Janet's backers' pluck. $he sold about 3 to 1 against the field, with plenty of takers. Startle was looked upon now as the probable breaker of the heats, but it was only as a sort of forlirn bope. When Pr..sident Breaux tapped the drum Janet took ,he lead Startle at her girths, Bele third aLd Kilburn fourth. K Iburn on the turn endeavored to force the r pace, and fire abort time held the lead; Janet and Startle running neck and neck in second place, Belle Barclay last. Kilburn held on well, but in the homestretch Janet let out an extra link and r led the string home by a neck only, winning the e heat and race in 1:49. This was a very pretty race, well contested and, singular to say, in every heat there were several neck and neck struggles. Monday's Races. i; will without doubt be the feature of the fall meet n, ing. The day opens with the Howard Stakes for colts and filliss, then two years old, with nire er I- tries, one mile. The second will be a consclation purse of $250. one mile, and lastly, the grand SFOUR MILa HEATS, for a purse of $800. The last race will be a fine event, and as the entries are new to that distance, o'nsiderable unoertainty prevails as to its out come. The four mile day has ever been the favorite one with the people of the Crescent City. The bottom and masontar power required to stand Sasuch a struggle is the true test of breeding. Short spurts and dashes may show quick nervous so StLon, bat for endurance sad the better qualitiee of the hone th tour mile heat rasp the tree Seriteri That we will e a crowded stead on tet day. sad that the ladies will grace beauty's erner in bevies, we are well assured. Preare then for ti. osar sieda. Sihe.-Olb "N O tudle hIf i Larry Htra m emners eh, i. RIeddi.a, 0 y 0, by Harry of the West, damr by Joe jtoer.... 1 0. Montgomety enters oh..e, Ten Pin, 4 y. o., by PIrlrlm, dam by Lnta'le .......... Mike Welsh enters b, g. Port Leonard. aged, by VottLher dam Patiells ..... ........... I JenningAs I Aunt enter b, h. Iambay, 4 y. o., by Lesinogton, dam Mollie .............. 0 Charles Byrne s uters b. g. Jim Hlnton, aged, by Rogers, data Madam HIunse............ 0 P. W. Horn enters ch. g. Cannon, formerly Ilonk Adams, 4 y. o., by imp. Canwell, dam FannieBugg . 0 Tlme-4:00Y,. Reconul Inef,.--Olub puree $009 for all .ges; first hores $100, seoesd horse $74, third hobrse $25. One mile and three-quarters. W. (1. A J. H. Philips enter ch. o. Oen. Philips, 9 v. o., by Imp. (lenelg. dam Ls Polka.... 1 Larry Hart enters b. h. Vermont, 8 y. o., by Virgil, dam Nannie Butler ....... .. 2 A. K. Riethards enters b. f. Bluff and Blue, 4 y. o., hb War Danoe, dam Balloon ........... Dixou & Wimner enter eh. f. Dradmante, 9 y. o., by War Dance, dam Brenn ......... 0 Wm. tottrell enters b. f. Aunt Betsy,9 y. o , by Longfellow, dam Lily Ward, by Ie; ington ............................... 0 Ohms. Byrne enters b, g, Jim Hinton, aged, by Itoger, dam Madam Hrtlsee........... 0 Jas. Dae s enters eh, g. Harry Looklin, 9 y. o., by Fotter, dam by Imp. Ambassador...... 0 Time-:fl1);. h'l:hirol "Hr -tOlnb purse tro0, for all ages; first horse $140, second horse $1tI . Mile heats, three in five. J. A. (Orinatead enters bro. m. Janet, 4 y. o., by Lightning, dam by Bonnie Bcolland........................ 1 1 1 t. Irwin enters hi. b. Stsrtle, 8 y, o., by West onxberrv, darn Nora Worth.. si 2 2 Barkley & Huiggins enter b, I. Ilelle Bar clay, 4 y. o., by l'lhaelon, dam Capl tols......... ....... .... 2 4 9 1. (llieple enters chi, g.Kilbunr, aged, by liugmaster, danm ()ntaro ....... 4 t 4 Time-- 1:4f,. 1:40x', 1:49. The Pools. Over Johnny Hlawkine' saloon, (ithoart held forth last night to a large crowd. 'The pols sald were on the Hroward Stakes, (lonsolation Purse and Four Mile Heatv. The following was the remtllt: Howard Stakes--Or(instead, $75; Mary I.. (07; D. F. Rlenner, $n4; Fred Hlire, S11t; Muomentnn,, $01; Jim Bell, $54; Bonnie I., S611. 'l'otal, 4197. (,oneolatlon Purse- - hlle ide, $140; Vermont, h180; Belle Barolay, $1.1; LiAtle Hils $110; otily Gammnon, $11i1; Miss Tilton, $102, 'otal, $711. Four Mile Heats-M t. Martin, $801(; Ten I'ln, $90. Total, 8 -t3). VINNIq AND PHIIImRE. Last evening about 7.80 o'clook there were probaLly more slar-gaiers than there have been for some time past. At almost every street corner little knots of incipient astronomers were gathered looking skywards, and on Canal street quite a large crowd collected near Prof. Parker's tleseopr. The caose of this un'ooked for excitement was one of the most beautful stell dllsplsys that has been seen for a long time. T 'ie moon, now verg ing on its first quarter, held almost with its "duplicate horn" the Iquescent Venus. The crescent and the star could not be more perfectly presented, and every one who sew the conjuno. trin of the two bodies expressed enthuelastio delight at the beauty of the ploture. To-night about 8 o'clock it will be presented again, when an ocunltation will take place. Last evening Venut passed near the lower horn and then gradually fill below, an'il it and the moon seemed slerated four or five degrees. WEATHER AND IIIVllERl. Frigerio reports the lowest point of the tempe sture on Friday night as l1 degrees above taro, od on yesterday the variation was from 38 at 8 m. to oil at 2 p. m. The Signal Bureau telegrams show another ecline at a majority of the Northern and West rn points yesterday and generally fair or clear reather. The reports from the various stations show the .llowlun as the state of the temperature at 8:45 Cairo 79, Oincinnati R, Davenport 30, Dubaque 8, Galveston 55, Indlanola 57, Knokunk 84, La rosse 28, Leavenworth 4., Louieville 42, tMem his 51, Nashwlle 49, Omaha h,, Pittsburg 88, blreveport 57, St. Louis 44, St. Paul 22, Vicks oarg 87, Yankton 20, Augusta (Ga.) 57, Oursioana 9, Key West 66, Mobile 56, Montgomery 6i, and lavannah 5i degrees above zero. The Mtssisslpd rose a couple of Inches at Keo ak and an inch at St. Louis, but the cold reather will have checked that rise by this ime. The Ohio fell two feet four inches at Pitts urg, and is falling at Cinoinnati, Louisville and ,airo. THE POETRY OF HIDRAULICA(. 'rofessor Pontalne's Lecture on the Inm provements of the Mississippi River. In his lecture of Tuesday evening last, Prof. ,rntaine began by laying down the broad propo. lillon that, since the ownership and control of ll navigable streams and lakes within the limits f the United States were vested in the Federal overnment, their improvement was a national nd not a State or municipal work. Even if the ity and State were in a condition to undertake he work of hydraulic engineering he proposed or the protection of New Orleans, the consent if Coogress would have to be obtained. This rould be necessary even in the application of he system of drainage proposed in his first leo or,, slaoe the right of property in the Bayou it. John is o,early vested in the United States, bhose consent most be obtained before it could is drained and and filled up. The Professor then went on to describe the 1eological formations of the regions through hlich the Mississippi flows, the glacial drift,' o which alone the long-leafed pitch pine Is in igenons ; the "bluff formation," a recent deposit >verlying the glacial drift, and the delta lanes of Lunistani. These last were formed by a local knlage or the drainage of one of those pos'-gls ,ial seas, such as existed upon all the continents, Ind were drained in a subsequent epoch, in times not very remote from our present era. The par ticular fresh water sea whose drainage formed these deposits existed between the It oky mountain and the Appalachian chains, and the )zark and Oumberland, which formed the south ern shore of this Medi'erranean sea, whose northern limits, penetrat d by the McKenzie and other Arctic rivers, have not been , xplored. It wts certainly drained by the Mississippi river, which, after tumbling for ages over a great water fll above Usiro, whose marks are seen upon the lofty clffs on both banks, cut its way up towards the upper part of the rim of this great sac. Lake Manrepan and Pontohartraln and Bayou Man obhac are but the shrunken remains f the most eastern and northern mou'h of the many months of this vast river when it flowed in toe zenith of ts grandeur, and entered the gulf fr im theS hbine to Pearl river by hundreds of tmbouchures, some of them as wide as Vermilion or Barstarla bays, and the whole volume of fresh but angry water, 100 miles wide and 600 feet deep, rushing from Cairo to the sea, presented the appalling spectacle of a river whose algantic size and str'ngth the magnifieoont Amazon, in the p riods of its grand est floods, is but a piamy rivulet. Gradually this vast stream withered away with the dramn age and filling up of the vast sea from which it flowed until it is as we find it now. In 1814 Bayou Manuoha, however, was still open and used to carry off a large quantity of water through the lakes to the gulf, but it was the sole representa tive of its ancient northeastern outlet When Gen. Jackson came to New Orleans In 1814 to de fend it against the British. he found the Man Chao a large and deep stream. It had already been sounded by the British, whose purpose it was to run gunboats tnrough it to toe Missis appt ad thub eut off this city from its base of sappliee. Jackson divining this, blocked up the Maohaso with trees, so as to reader it impessble, and by so doing he rendered fruitless the naval victory of the British on the Ik but he also almost obliterated it from the map. Tbe Prdassiv sahsibate d st tpsulosleg btl isthl lb a )ps jlptste mw, milothal it ! lefr SiteS. s t arfe. .ae be rel s mlalode a hip outao, The fofe , eo. .1tp tchat the etraret of thles "ail weold be gshnt atJd gradut.iI spite of the great fally be taetof its due northerly t nre. Atreste - un l de suth are more rapid than others. lt badi explipned years ago that the current of the MsisalsiPpi was not due to its fall, but to the aentipetil motion resulting from the rotation of the earth, a force that made the earth an oblate ii spheroid, instead of a sphere, which cause its diameter to be twent -seven miles greater " at the equator) than at the poles, and whloh d raises the tropical oeeans thirteen and a half t miles above the globe level, These urtrents, P turned into the lake would wash achannel through them to the sea. This current could be directed a ",y a jetty at the opening of Lake Manrepes, along the shores, thus affording an excellent harbor at the Lake Bnd and Mtlneburg. This was in effeet the theory advanced to open Manchac and make a ship canal of the Bonnet (Iarre crevadse, and so direct their currents through the lakes as to cut a deep channel along the shores, with break-waters on the outside, which in time would become like "isles of Rtden, blooming in purple depths of summer sea." The lecture, wheth'r practical or not, was fuall of beauty and splendid conjeoture, and we only regret that our space forbids a more extended notice. AMIUSEMENTS. A iRAND ~ACIUED CONCERT. We think it scarcely neoessary to say that the performanee of "Lohengrln" at the matinee yee terday at the Varieties Theatre not only attracted an Immense audience of ladies, almost exclusive ly, but was rendered with eclat, for such should have been the case under any oircumstance. It was a befitting close of the second week of the Pryer-Pappeuhin troupe, which, we are happy to say, our people are patronizing as they justly de serve, We have to-day a changeof programme to announce. in order to meet the tastes of the public Mr. Fry r has exerted his abilitiss to the utmost but still unsatisfied with his first efforts he is endeat oring to further cater to the public in a manner that will confirm the confidence that the same tublio has placed in him. It order therefore to better present the operas which are announced for next week, and to afford the necessary rest to the artists of the troupe, there will be no opera to-night, but instead A ORAND SACfED ('ONf 'ET will be given at the Va letiee t4,-night, In which all time lading artiste of the company will take part. Among the selections we notice Olabuesi's Pi 'esPColore,, Les Io.oran r r, of Faure; 1"r, I'P. (.lf.s from the 'hrnat Melter of lossini, and the i prayer from "Moses in Egypt." On Monday, as previously announced, "Lucia di Lammermoor," on Tuesday "Fidello," asl on t Wednesday Wagner's "Tannhauser." TrE RUBR.IiSPTION rOoNUn1T5. The (erman Military Band gave their first subscription concert and ball last evening at Orunewald Hall. The concert was attended by a select assemblage of the lovers of good music. The following programme was performed: FIRST PART. 1. Oronation March--From "The Prophet," I Meyerbeer 2. Overture The Iioillanisobe Vesper...... Verdi It. Morning Leaves--Walt. .... ....... traus 4, Fiuale-- From the Opera Ariele.......E. Isaeh CsPrOND PART. 5. Overture-- Die Feleanmerehle ....ltoissinger i. Younsn America Polka--Eolo for cornet Mr. It. (eweart.................. Levy 7. Variation ,rber dar Lied was komt dont non der lIoh .....................uppe 8. Fantaini--Frorn the opera, "The I'rophet". ....................... Meyerbeer The entc rtasiment closed with a dance, in which the larger portion of the attendants participated. OPERA HOUSE. The Club lDramatique Loutsiansis have ten dered a benefit to Battery O, First Iulstiana Field Artillery, (Capt. E. A. Ooibet, to take place at the Opera House on the 80th inst. The play will be "La Jennerse dee Mounquetaires." We anticipate a handsome performance and a bril liant house. We have been requested to say that the FRENCIu iniAMali i IJMPr.e I of Mr. Durand, which is expected to open on the 26th lost. at the Opera House, will not in any way Interfere with this performance. lprrlpoR, we notice that the programme of Mr. Durauo's company, now playing in New York, contains the names of Mile. Clarence, the accomplished rcmte dllrne,lMr. Venlit, the excellent jrung premiere role, and Mr. Oamonin, an old favorite New Orleans oor' dian. We hope soon to give fuarther particulars of this company, which will prodnuce the latest Parisian successes here. FAREWELL tMACAiASRTER Macallister, the megiclan, gives his farewell performance this evening at the Bt. Charles Theatre, going hence to Mobile, To-night again a large number of presents will be distributed among the audience, including two handsome ohinatea sets. At the matinee yesterday one china tea set was i won by Mr. George Btockton, No. 288 tarmpart street, and the other by a person who declined to give his name. At the evening performance one set was won by Mr. .. C. Riddell, 507 Baroune street, and the other by Mr. J. I. Riddick, No. 184 tit. Charles street. TUE xVAN1GUINE (olcINATION open an engagement to-night at the Academy of Music, in the spectacular opera bouffe of "f1ran geline." TWENTY-ONcE'R flAI.L. The balls of Orleans Fire Company No. 21 have always been most successful affairs, not to spewk of their brilliancy. This company will again, on Saturday next, give one of their enjoy able entertainments at Orunewald Hall for the benefit of their relief fond, thus combining char. ity with pleasure, and, judginmg from past ex perienoe, we expect on this occasion to see one of the finest arrays of beauty and grace that has ever been seen at this popular hall. The manage ment are making grand preparations to make the 1 ball one of the events of the season. THiE OREAT OIROUN. It is almost useless to remind our young friends that W. W. Cole's great circus and menagerie will oven to-morrow, at the corner of Canal and Rooheblave streets, under mammoth tents. We do so at all events, and in order to say to them that they will be treated to a big show-at noon and at night every day of the week except log Monday, when there will be given only an evening performance. The show com prises the most dariing bareback rid, rs, gym nasts and acrobats in the country. They wil also be aff 'rded (all f r one price) the instructive view of the szol, gical department, the aquarium, any many other things too numerous to mention. Prior to the opening of the first performance, on Monday evening, the great circus and menagerie will parade our streets daring the day. The fol lowing will be the route of the procession: from Canal into North Rampart. down to Esplanade, up to Chartres, thence up Camp to Calliope, down to St. Charles, down St. Charles street to Canal and thence to the mammoth tents at Rocheblave street. A MUVRICAT, TREAT IN PEPSPEOCTIVE, The friends of Mrs. Wm. J. Evans, known In the social circles of New Orleans in its palmy days as Mrs. Duncan Linton, propose, at some yet unstated day, giving her a complimentary benefit. The entertainment is to consist of two light operas, one in French, the other in English both composed by the talen'ed beneficiary, and is to be given under the auspices of the follow tofg ldles and gentlemen: Mr. and Mrs. Randall Hunt, Mr. and Mrs Samuel Chonptn, Mrs. Alfred Roman, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. J. Leeds, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. 8. Lacey, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Whitney, Mrs. E. J. HI brook, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dunbar. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. 0. Claiborne, hr., Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Simm., Mr. and Mrs. James Buackner. Mr. and Mrs. Germain Vincent, Mr. and Mrs. E. Pnob, Mrs. J. Winship, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Herndon, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Clapp, Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. W. A. Violett, Mrs. Ohiapella Mrs. D. A. Chaf frail, Mrs. J. D. Denegre, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Bayne, Miss Huger, Mrs. B. W. Adams, Dr. and Mrs. Wrendabl, Mr. and Mrs. L. Olivier, Mr. and Mrs. Leeds Greenleaf, Mrs. Ed. Bermudez, Mrs. Archibald Montgomery, Mrs. I. N. Stauffer Mrs. N. Soule, Mr. and Mrs. Delgado, Mr. Fresdrick Dorive, Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Leeds Mr. and Mrs, John Augustan. Bleunitdressed dollsi at the Palais Boyal, 137 anal. Get a estaloge. 1ho, g . hider essaldoss bi W (CITY WHOE. H . A OM"tUM AW lllBi A4MIlll0b, AppalllInlN Ae.dent e Ir tllltlg il tie Iee of .'rsee labed.s At II o'clock yesetrdaya meipoutrnieg in se whlch is almoet WitrlOlit I p tidaiFrl OU i.GI the corner of Peters iad Dolain = iM'I by? which a little child was killed letrhtd mother iaJured to such an eslent, owin JIP delicate eonditio, that she i t o te5i fs survive, The facts as glsaned by it 9 reporter, appear as rllowset Mres, artin, who tesides at o. 4 St. Aat etreet,was oroesing the street a the tor of Fe ters and Dumaine streetselith twoof he bts eq in her arms, one of them two Feats otel ;i the other four. When she was in t he btIdeMI the street she besame bewilderseds a4 befor she was aware of her impendineg Mse@u ea o. i47, of the Levee and Barracks line, - drwn by one John Miller, knocked her dowa, driver could stop hie car, one of.' ths l# F passed over one of Mrs. Martiln' Illmb aend over the chest of the eldest hlild. The little girl, aged two yetar, tiintately ecoaped unin ured, ý'he olde.-t @hld l lesi was taken to the Ihird Preeinet Station, where t expired fifteen minutee after aivfflflaing, mother was sent to her residence, whlee she Was attended by Dr. Sohemaker, who gave an opitiap that, owing to her dellnate conditiod aod ia shook, she would in all probability die, Cloroner Rlohe held an tinqest on the _blll mmsa, and ontinuated the Inquest mallt a iiiu the driver, Miller, was arrested ad at ues arraigned before Judge Miltenbeiger and sent to the Parish Prisonh without bdll iBate, on ai charge of murder, and, seoond, on the hargel of wounding Mrs. Martin. Behan Znuaves. The gallant B ban Z arres were 1ast eveonin mustered into the state's service into the Fints Itegieent, commanded by ol, Adolphe Meyer. ihe rflcetse of this company are. : , l. , d, captain; D. P. Mahoney, flst lieutenant: Thos, Brennan, seeond lientenant, and , , J Panning,. orderly sergeant. Property Holders. At noon yesterday a number of property hold= era reieding on the lower side of the Ol@ aDelq met at Judge Abel's house for the purpose or protesting aglanst overdow In their distriet. they, however, did not organise, but datinued the meeting until a futrto dAy. James Martin, for threatenlng to kill J. Doyfe, was lodged in the Harbot tation., Emile Miehel was Immured in the P.ith Statron charged by Mrs. Dealog with the larceny $19 ,5. eaura L. White and John tlaiste were lodged in the Central Station, charged with the larseny of a cost. A obhimney caught fire at the house No. 18W Carondelet street yesterday. The fames were extinguished by the salvage corps, Tho,. Bellows, for petty larceny, was sent be fore the First ,satrit Onurt a Byea.rder Smith, and his bonds filed at t160, Frank Joseph and Thomas Williams were eosght in the sot of plilferlong Mga on the Levee and thrown into the Harbor Station. The barge George Coleman, loaded with wood for the Oroeeent City wood yard, aunk yesterday at 1 o'clock in the Old Basin, near Bayou tridget At 7 o'clock Friday morning a b nimed Thoa,. White, while jumping off a ear in Alliers, at Mor. gan'e Bridge, tell and severely injured his akle, Thos. Broyton, alias Brady, charged with as. smlting Win. Blackburn with a dangerous weapon, was placed under peace bonds of 2 by Iteoorder Smith, Albert Monroe was Saturday Ment before the Superior Oriminal Court under bonds of 9W20 by Recorder Smith, charged withaseali and battery on ofiloer D. Lyons. At 11 o'clock yesterday morning a uhild of Mr. August aged four years, was slightly burped about th e body and face at the residence of its parents, No. 740 Common street, Wm. Anderson committed the crime of ptty laroeny, as it was evident to Besorder th e mind, so he was sent before the First Itlea Court under bonds of $280 to be tried by jury. At 10 o'clock Friday night, a fir was dise. covered in the box factory corner of Peters n Jalia streets. The fire originated in a pile Cr sawdost, and was extinguished without damagl. Elizabeth Hill, a negreas, was arrested by Ai McDonogh in the oortroom of the Supeto Uriminal Court and lodged in the Third P letPr FStation, charged with willful and corrupt per. jury. Sergeant lRyan and Specisl Tracy recovered, at Hienerville and brought to this city a horse, a saddle and a set of barness that had been stoler from a colored man in this city named Win. Burnse, on the night of the 2d inst. FluE IN TEE COVXTUTT. Capt. Dick Sinnott, of the stamer Bart Able,. reports that on Thursday bight last a glih.ouse, considerable stock, with the quarters oopleep by the laborers, on the plantation owned by Mr. James Jeffries, on Red river above Alexandria were destroyed by fire, as was also sixty bales of cottoo. As far as could be asecertained there was no il. snranoe upon the property. Nor was It knowa whether or not the fire was the work of an inges diary or accident. MAMR BALL. The Louisiana and Lotta olubs will have their firbt meeting on the Diamond field to-day at '81* p. m.. precisely, at Ogden Park. The admision fee is fixed at the low sum of twenty-Ave Dents. A good game is anticipated, judging from the strong team each clab will put into the ield. The following are the nines that will take part ln the game: TIot.lANlA. Jas Brennan I. f.; M. Finnerty, p.; John Mart phy, 8 b.; F. Miler 1 b.; John Pionerty, e. : T. Casey, r. f.; Ohas Wright, s. s.; GW. Oreevy, e; Geo. Pay, 2 b. . ,O1'rA. tR. Livandais p.; Joe Consors, o.; Gen. Fret haler, .; J.P. Gallagher. 2 b.; A. Plque, b ; RBp. Livadale, e. s.; J. Ptltz, . f.; Dan Bur gess, o. f.; N. Schneider, r. f. CHURCH OP ST. A1lTHONY OPF IPAII A One of the oldest and best known landmarks of our city is the Mortuary Chapel, or, as is is better known, the Church of St. Anthony of Padus, sit noted at the corner of Conti and Rampsrt streets.. Of late its expenses have lncreased somewbhat, owing to necessary repatrs, and many of our best amateurs and artists have volunteered, under the direction of Prof. E. J. Newman, to give a ocaoert on Thursday, December 20, for its benefit. We feel satisfied that this call will meet with a hearty respons-. and that the churoh will be Illed to overflowing on the occaslon. This church does not often call upon our people for aid, and we trust this time the uff,rt of its friends will be commensurate with the deserts of this deserving church. SREVITIIK. Fitzwilliasms & Co., stationers, No. 76 Osmp street, have copyrighted an excellent and con venient counting-house pad diary, which is some thing new in its way. The Canal street banquettes were so thronged at 7 o'clock last night wi:h promenaders, that it was difficult for m.ll boys or large men with corns to navigate. Prof. D. J. Bran will give aleeture on pbrenolo gv and make experiences at Grnewald Ball, on Wednesday, the 12th inst. Biseuit diressed dolls $1 at the Palate Royal, 131 Canal. Get a catalogue. PrAxou.-In another column will be seen tt card of Mr. Louis Orunewald, the pooa - music dealer asni proprietor of Grunewal . Hall, No. 22 Baronne street. Mr. Granewald lg the agent for the most renownod pianos in the world, samples of which he always keeps rs store ready to fill orders on the shortest noties,: This gentleman's long exzerience in the pian businees, couled with his cultivated mu.ie. talent, enables hm to seleet none but the beg instrui ents. Pattie, desiring to pUrýe should vit Gronhmet bootg- t h -,,.resipP! elrcnb.~ , . he aot etly la t .