VUJNK A ºmAT&
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.
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
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
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
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
. - -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
Itep.- The title to this land is disputed. Are
your instructions positive under these circum
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,
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.
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
*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
Delegates to Firemen's Charitable Association
*Frank H. Drake, *John Oibney, *Wash Marks. r
Rub-delegates- Augnuste Marx, P. H. Murphy, I
Marshal-Joseph Psesa. J
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.
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.
And after which the company was mustered in
as Company (, First Regiment Louisiana Na
It was adopted by aunanimous vote that the
company shall be known as the Howard Guards.
PHILADELPHIA'M ELECTION LAST
The boys of Philadelphia No. 14 held their
election last evening for the year 1878, with the
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,
De egates-*James D. Houston, oC. J. J. Milti
more, Edward Barke.
Bub-delegatee-P. Carroll, W. J. Grady, M. F.
Finance Committee-Wm. J. Grady, Arthur
Pltard, James B. Bu:ler.
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.
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.
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
The General still kept his lead, but Vermont
made a determined rush for it, without avail, d
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
The Ohio fell two feet four inches at Pitts
urg, and is falling at Cinoinnati, Louisville and
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
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
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:
1. Oronation March--From "The Prophet,"
2. Overture The Iioillanisobe Vesper...... Verdi
It. Morning Leaves--Walt. .... ....... traus
4, Fiuale-- From the Opera Ariele.......E. Isaeh
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.
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
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.
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
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
TUE xVAN1GUINE (olcINATION
open an engagement to-night at the Academy of
Music, in the spectacular opera bouffe of "f1ran
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
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.
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,.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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. .
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
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 .
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