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OPITIOLAL JO1RNAL O TIE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE OXTY 07 NEW OREZANI.
VOL.: 1-NO 346. NEW ORLEANS, TI'1 USDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS CAIPMI A L N O T E S. ,rror' i Nraz vri cO**ITtr-~trtolr. t g I 1a !1f ,flg tiH)rmaf, therhImit Of .-We Patrthff Rbuftfrr4e Etista tee the 'Meteae finder't. t ee h,=The fin ee Conmittoni ti gl~r 01 t4ht atst Wir t th athor-a So ne beitso mta b t 1i er It a r l1r1 v w hbtahnod. E i F it t ta awe +ny further g" ra,' stsria and trd ar agreed ! fr # t e i hin beng don benauct th i Ct a we~ rte Imts niereettinode niit fifTexeehati have arrived, % n foto to ?roteot the bor t e vee, a un ý com er i tyd d neotit e t e teruara d eruptles, n urt or relle cii no me ficatlon of the orders '. n toQen, Ord last sbrilng. t crops into it At; t noe stoi b ursii t of Init feMW ifU clttan tioups e totalbe to occur Otto" do eveydotcason of our .IIQ~pig~ n _ (f thBIMn0e, m;_r ýRO1 llM.E~lmAL POIttiýUhDINOit. n, Dee, l,-h he nttt met at i1 S num eimber of pti tones for the 0 alommll ion to iatgtiteirte SItr dft' or a dotltt nal t. lbing the States from dis. eiti..~ sccou t of sex, were i ett rrei firre:i ' rep .er n t .vRabty, from antl uidtgs and n. o rn ie anito et women's kas . oi ttie oh e tu ts a Gonvetiton Hoe sa d waar.a nott from cpreJdlit the t but ie aorRito hae with S t tnja;lee of the cenatse aty eer to ima rom 1 t, y he st t a ntb, and mr amnt ni Itr. I Se the rtary oth towr tof u committ, wh whate S ie into ete aout eto t '¶ one te apner sted tan of nt and eYesai sent and the do. m of eo .e aid this St9a tBoed arge the eowern of e n rabe them more freely to the reported an order totak from : I flto 4 the D paprer the ease of r them to the omitteve Si t heow to pay the bonds M& n a on ofa te governme t sbi .dtnt. in t e 4 !ne r tat adr othf e b o ile o he ega a y a ate wae t bI l to wn ae rt o " cron etht;bt ouc e e on noTreesury eavee onede that Sadd tce the at i favor of t and tao g. that the a overn gla e e p eAy se tanh r d ofi ue at it o , areltors had noth to s he were, aid er Severy in in od Spanish do antr en o er dle lr in e, Its wtat nover gold. t ilver is to the channels ath rivulet a we had the rivower. He o le at our oadvantagence of ilver adeln a ave reque tate, changed values, and at to teso tihawas at anrytime. It is loyee O t that we will do eve for r tºleeflt an protection of our own t0i oe, weny, cannOt be expected to do that Solr y re l r rno right to fasten ion, t on oley bill. Maes onr. our handor-. S ii to the rsolutionintert o our laimed re bin o hr lands want to have ti t aout Iti e wa not willing to con onc right; but ou, heere ard took tresur havut onceded that move an epttive esitution, on wthat .o Hea w demandtedo the ehi and neo waat ey were ordered, and resud. d: Yeople did nas, o; and at :lv0 the coulnte nt be said that tive i and at a os done, a door were in open hands the peoeale silver will S way over golat. Silver is tothe channels ra what the vulet areto the rivers. He a ster inted nmen to places ,iodit oetngt. thl e advantages of silver T the e e hi ae asked unrged the consen t thed a joint resolution to aob hen thee ouse of ex prsed ntative tmor from servioe during the tohcial session, he peakerpolned ashe haonord fnnollowed the Soneu Srred.argent Sorrison a brieflyhe haddressed the o call attention to to the resolute resin and cs haimed The eaker ditor a hed some hads which we eMr. tephonor bound toa bill repet, and laimlled section shoud be Revised a go ld is kardnown as the flron but yielded to Mr. the ommitteove n theeut sessdiiary on Mr. Atkins chairdemand ofd the esCommittee and non. Appweropriations, askrdered, ant a resulted: Yeasco, 4;n rns, be0; apndponted on the disarent ing otof exeu Stwo housesion, aon t he d oeicle ors were ope peaker said the Senate adjohas not yet inurned. esire for a conference. On motrleon, of Mer the arris of Virini had been House roceedeaid that he econsid that the peker contested eletion cased gfrom Cotlemen to plaoradoes onMr. Waite o n behalf of the minoity, oered by ln entited t to know when the dat. . ox of Ohio on hs own baked unhalfnimoua onabetnte delarn thappointment, anecti no ohad Sm>r. rlos said the Speaker misappre hended his point; what he wanted to know was Sbeen the House had excased the gentlemen from service on the oosmlotte e. The Sldeaker rh d of Novetht he had ollowe and the unttrm custom of filling oommlttoes when va notes occurred. HaMorrison said he had onl desired to underall ttenton to ft that the ese resignations had never oeen acceted byel the House. The ooeaker aOctober that whie he wasd foll also the uniform custom. Mr. StelDhenp introduced a bill to repeal all sectionsa o the Revised otatutes re.liri ng what is nown as the iron-cltad oath. Referred to the ommaittee on the November eudicilectionary. and Mr. arris archaiedrm that of the Commite timon recribed atonby law forskd tht a commtoni and that Mron fdaren be thatlonted on the disagreing votes of the two houses on the deficiency aporopriation the Bpeaker said the Senate ha not yet in sisted upon its amendments and indlcated a desire for a conference. On motion of Mr. Harris, of Virginia. the House proceeded to the consideration of the contested election case from Colorado. The maiorit.y-f the committee recommended the seating ot Mr. Thos. M. Patterson, Demo Mr. Wats. on behalf of the minority, offered a resolutions.declaringr Mr. Jas. M. Bolford. We note the dayt, and thr wtaee no doubt that Mr. Belford had received the nmajority of the votes on that deay, Ito had the enrtifleate of the (.ov ernor, and was here, therefore, under authority of the areat seal or the Htate Mr..torve eald that as the imDortantt qnnestion involved horn woa the right of a sovereign State h to reprertntatit,. the Hlote should rise atbovo party aid tward the eaet to the man who tbhe eope deselrI aed thei representative. He be lieved that Mr. Belfor was thet man. Pendilng the further consideration of the sub jeet the House agreed to a requent of the MHn ate for a opnferente on the disagreeing vote. or the two houses on the defleienoy bill, an SMeesrs Bingleton, Atktin and Haao were np a vqt l on the part of the gottee. Mite introdued a till, authorizing the outhen Paeflo ttilrotd Compay to extend its road and telegraph lints from its present . ..teryn t1rmlalt , i.n Arizirt, to a polht on the nlo rrande, atI Palrso, ltnrred to the Com r mtt,.on Pacific Raalrooal, tr Townsend, of Ohio. offered a resolution, wase referred, retUetl ne the secretary of te Tresury to furnith allt anrt!d speDif.nt tines for thebulldin of a United tates Post P0ee, Pto,, at Oleveland. Ohio. Mr. Hunton offered a resolution which was agreed to, enlargin[ the powers of the vCommit. Stee on the ,e)vison of the Laws reguhatin. the counting of the electoral vote for Prelden nt al Vice President. Ro as to authorize the comnmit tee ke toake into considnratt,ni and report 'non the beet mode of electing a President and Vice President, and the durttation of the term of r e Colo rdo ease was further diseeupsod hy tMeessrs. Wilt, m, of Alabama. and Eden, In favor of Mr. Pattereon. and by Itr. Hit.chlock in favor of Mr. Belford,. In reeponse to inquiries, Mr. lHarris. of Vir gitla tsaid he expected to reach a vote before the ljournment to-morrow, The louse at 4:08 p. m, adtjourned. tCenkt.h 's Vietery, CeoniikUn'l Victrry. WAstcn.rrTORN Dec, 12.--The result of the rmn hlie p"tr Ihe New York nominations has caused eonds curnlte excitement it political circles here,; Tiýe ftends of . .r; Ck ling tare, s a matter of course, jubilant, while the friendsof the Admi lautra'loh, and especially those of Seeretary ityart, are very unulh depressed. heJ fr ~en of the Administration, however, claim that the fight is not yet over: that the President. will romptly send other names to the tenate, and It remains to be seen whether Mr, Conkltng can control the Senate in his own personal interest throughout the entire ses There are no tndications to-.night as to what new names will be sent in. Mr. Conkliln's friends oelam that, in view of the action of the aenate to-iplgnt, it will be difflcult for the Presi dent to inliuce any persons of prominence, who are not friendly to Mr. Conkling, to risk their chances of confirmation by the Renatne. The iitting usll1 Report. WAnINaToros, Dec., 12,-The report of the 8it ting Bull conmission, which was submitted to the Cabinet a short time since, has just booent printed, After oitig the orders and correspondence regarding tise ppolntment of the commission. tpeether with their letter of Instructions, and a y'rb atlm report of the conferenee with the Indians, all of which has been publlished, the commission conclude as follows: In compliance with that clause of the fore going instruction, which dtirects the emnmis elolt to ascertain what danger there may Ih of hostile invasion on the part of Bitting Bull and thebands under his command upon the terrn t iry of the United States. the commission has the honor to retiort that they are convi need that ittingBull and the Indians with him will not seek to retrn to it fs country at present. It is believed that they are restrained from returning, partly by their recollection of the constant and harassing pursuit to which they were s.bjected daring the last winter and sprng by the troopa under Qe n. Milles, a pur suit whi h ended only wtth t hir flight to Tor eign Toiland partly by the assurance given themn by the Candaa iii thorities that should they retur 'with hostile intent they will beoome the enemies of both governments, and in part by their belief that for some reason which they cannot fathom the government of the United States very earnestly desires that they shall re tue'ths bhlief has been confirmed and strongth ened by the visit of the commiselon. and the very favorable offers made them. In their in tense hostility to our government, they are no tormuined to contravene Its wishes to the best of their ability. The most probable ultimate re sult Is that these Indians, like those who after the Minnesota massacre of 1t2i sought and found an asylum in the British possesInns, will in time Ibe~'me so accustomed and attach ed to their new country that they will regard it as their permanent home. At the sanme time it cannot be concealed that the presence of this large body of Indians, bitterly hostile to the United States in close proximity to the frontier, is a standing menace to the peace of our Indian Territories. The tribes which occupy the region between the Upper Missouri and the forty-ninth parallel have boon for some time past restless, disturbed and givqn to complaint. Among thoes tribes are the Yanktons thems.lve.tt the htoux and the Assinaboines, kindredof the Sioux, Though these tribes have 1sen nominally at peace, there is no doubt that during the last year and a half many individuals from them have helped to swell those hands which have been engaged in open war. It Is lmposslbleto prevent constant communi cation between these tribes and the bhand of Sit ting llll, and so long as the latter shall remain as near to our frontier as they now are. they cannot fall to cxerceis a most injurious influ once over the former, giving theorn evil "ounsel and advice, stimulating distaffetion and en encouraging acts of hostility. Blesides this, the body of refugeesoo is not a dis tinot section of the Sioux Nation, and it is made up by contributions from neazly every agency and trlit. It is largly composed of youna men whose families still remain At the various Sioux agencies, a distinct band that had separated Itself, and broken off its associations with the est of its pople. It would soon be forgotten, and would cease to exert any Influence over those from whom it had separated, lbut the in timate relationship, the ties of blood existing between the refugees and agency Indians, for bid us to hope for such a result. To the lawless and illy disposed of those who I commit offenses against the property and per sons of the whites the refugee camp will be a I seoure as lum, and not only an asylum on for e ig soil but an asylum among their own kin. dred, We have already an illustration of this din er. in the fact that more than too of the Nez Peroes. defeated at Bear's Mountain, are now In Sitting Bull's camp. It is not the province of the commission to propose any measures in respect to this matter, to be taken by the gov ernment, but they may be permitted to suggest that the evils which they apprehend may be i come in some degree avoided by a compliance, on the part of the authorities of the I)ominion of Canada, with that rule of international 1 law which requires that armed military I or insurgent bodies, which are driven by force across the frontier of a neutral Sta e shall ie I interned, and shall be sent or removed so far Into the interior of the neatral State that, they I can no longer threaten in any manner the t peace and safety of the State from which they I came. In conclusion, the members of the commis sion desire to express their grateful sense of the courtesy with which they were reeived by Liput. Col. Meceod, Mayor Walsh and the ofil Scors of the police, under their command. Nominations. WAsmInoTor Dec. 12 -The President sent the following nominations to the Senate to-dlay: John C. B. Davis, of New York, to be Judge of the Court of Claims; Wm. Brand, to be post master at Urbana. Ohio; and F. C. Gibbs, to be _ postmaster at Portsmouth, Ohio. The Colorado Case. WASHINTON, Dee, 12.-The House has taken up the Colorado election case. It will likely i run all day. The House Paclfe IRallroad Committee. WARsmnewroN, Dec. 12.-The House Pacifice Rail Sroad committee met to-day, Mr. Throckmorton Sdeolined to act as chairman on the ground that Mr. Potter's place had been filled by the ap pointment of Mr. Hewett. The committee de r clieed to excuse him and voted to retain him as Sohairman. The Matthews' Resolutleon. WAsHIoTON. Dec. 12.--In the Senate the Matthews resolution was taken up at the elose f the morning hour, and MR Morgan took the On motion of Mr. Allison the Senate at .. p. by~tm~s Mgr. Mattr~heww1%wntki~.nt ezeea~tkve DOMESTIC INTELLIG(ENICE. PROCLAMATION OF 1UOV. PORTER, OF TENNMqqIEE. Time Tennessee otate D)ebt-A Modified Compromise Proposition. NAtHIvtla, liee. 12.- Thre extra session of the Logislalt ur adjot rnend yesterday. Ilefore the mtimiers left their s.its the following preola Ilnl)tiln was received flrom th.e Governor. which I was read from the clotk's desk: ..xieTIVtra ()lre:y', Nashville. Tenn.. Dee. 11, 1977. Jamo 1 D. Porter, Governor of the Htate of To' nssete. to the Members of the F.ortieth Gen oral Asset.bly of the Mtat-e (if Teinnesee: By virtue of the power and authority in nli vested by the 'onstitition of the State, I hereby o"nvenf the General Assembly of tlennesse In exltraotrdinary Rsssion at the (Capitol, on Tues day, the 11th dlay of D neorher, at 4 oc lock p. m., and when assembled the members of the two houses will enter upon the following legislative business: 1. To consider the adjlusttment and compro mise of the tl.ate debt. 2. To provide th Inecessary revenues to inet the interest on sR·h ironds se may rin I lsued on der such aIdin.tmnent. andl for the more remfile.t collectlon of retvenue of the Htate, :t. To provide by apitr.prld ! legislation for thn x sernses of t fi rat extra sR-ilio of tilhe Fortleth General Assembly, and of the session here)y, convened. .IAMEN D). POI')TERI,. overnor. The tljiiournment ws h. i comhnllance with the following recoommelndation front (oy. ]'or ter: EXEIcUTryl Ot(ac. I Nashville,. December ii, 1177. I (ltlentiPelan of the Honate and Houllse of Repro sentstives: I have, within thel past twenty-four hours, rn Seived 1r wtlting. by telegram. antl orally, from thie creditmrs of the ltatni, satisfact-lry assur alt"',e f- trthir wIllingrv, i- =nis:e tfhy the Uprop oitilons of the arbiters submittted to you f in miy nlnssage at the bl)egnnig of the ex tra session so as to make the tnsis of rumpri. mi.e fifty cents on the dollar, instead of sixty cents as at first proposeld. To relieve the conslderation io this modified proposition from any constitutlonal doubts, I recommend that the present extra session adjourn siie, die. in order tliat I may convene immrediately another extra, session liv proela t imtlon, so worded as to rlemov tlhe rest rtioln.s which were atiached to my hiat, and nuthorize the (tenpral Asrembly to pass sucth lawsn will ePlnablethe state to carry out any aduistniment thnt may bt made, and also tIo tpay the expenses of the present (teneral Assemlliv. J1AMtE I). I'ORITER. Governor. The Propn.ed new Coal Comblnation. New Yone. Doe. 12. -Tnri-morrow the repre s ntativesA of the various conl mining oompanies i meet in this city. no form a combination. Plrest dent Gloweln has drawn lIIp pla i ln whih will be submitted. It. establishls a I oard of control, to mIll!t 01one a mnLt, m ntd ti-n ,e crscet amount of I produtclon to lie allowed to ow,'l company will be deelrded 11poll. Among thie 'cal doelers in Trinlity I)itlillng this afternoon. it variety of optllinions were cx - pressed in roegrd to It. ()io" firm wass anguine - of the sitooiist of the Itrotntd mlvmasure, rani f antlher firm was of the, opinion that it would I not. ohld. At the oiffle of the PeT'nsylvatnia company they said that the price woil'd go tip with a t bound. We have mlinld coal and given It to the L public gratis long tnotulgh, nlld if the iomibina tlon is made the price will surely rise. Coal lha I been selling cheaver during the stnummr than for yenars. and at the last nla lon) snle it was sold for jIss than it costs to mine It. The only I tron ble is that the dlfferent parties may get Into a row, and no combination will be effected. If they take things quietly and submit grar.efully i to the best plait, the prico will take cart' tof It I self. ) Other dealers admitted that thell project was t born of the no(essitie of the coal men, rThen lan would fall: first, ecnause it would le 1 Idilmult to alDortion tihe percentages among the conflicting aterests so as to sulit. all sides, and secondly, because, in the ImtposiUon of pt'naltles. It was not bel.ioved that ltiigt Jdt s cker t roulid control the operations of the It.lhigh ri - Rton so as to prevent shipments beyond the - qnta. f It Is rumotreld hat .liudg Asa Packer will hold - his tehigh IntercA's lio-if fromtn the cotintlwu r lion, ahs ito intrlls it, prominent road ioandl is I itlntified with the rgrlon frotm which coal fll.ds i a ct'rtait market., and ilo catn allfrrd to be lIlde peendent. The Realing Rallroad peotple have been rnmin t ing and storilg largoe rti lntlitnesa of coal iL', thoir s shipping points, and they are in a ptosition to Screnate troubl, if thteir proposition llb not tom. plietd with. President Gowen's!assent to the 1 combination Is also deemed noetssary In order to mnake hings hold water. The chances are 1 that coal will stiffen up in price. na the nuction I sales companlis are and lhave been ref iting all 1 orlires for shimeltnilt except on enrtain sizes. S()perators fear that the companies are In a Spositioin to make a new scale of prices, but this combination, as in the eate of all other such al t lialne in the coal Internsts. will probably only t hold gottd until Hori.e company begilns to got the best of it. lon stoves or steamtboiro. annd then e thore will hi a now fl erry anl antither tnlk toi coal maelt'rl hil this city. Ma.uch Chunklanl Shl'hlitadtilphia. The Vanderbilt Will Contest. New YonaK DI,, 12.--The contest over thie late C(ommodores will Was resumeirt d to-day. Itrimo uip on arguments as to the admissibility of ,Jn nln Hanforth's trestimonyv taken at the last session. subject to a motiton to strike It out. The testimony was that nine months before his death the Commodor, expressed htis regret at having made the will, and said he would make nnonher will, and then ridded that hr did not know but that he had made a mistake in taking the advice of Dr. Linslny and his son William in excluding his daughter, Mrs. Lahau. from the room. Judge Black lnsisted that. the evi dence was admissible, not as proof of insanity, which they did not want proved. butof weak ness of mind. His friend Judge Comstock, thought the Commodore the sanest of men. but in fact, he was the weakest. His whole life showed it. Judge Black argued at considerable length to show that this evidence either establishes. or tends to establish, that this man of weak mind was liable to undue influence. and ennseious of the fact. and as such the evidence is admissible. Judge (C.,mstock replied on hnhalf of pro ponents. when adjournment was taken for half an hour. After the recess the surrogate decided that the testimony of tie witness on clairvoyance should be stricken out, together with her testim ry as to the Commodore s declaration of dissatisfac tion with his will. The Excise law Troubles. NEw Yone, Dee. 12.-The liquor dealers and their friends were present in full force at the ofles of the excise board this morning, striving to obtain licenses. Within the omene the clerks and commissioners were busy taking the depo sitions of dealers and receiving bonds. No av plications were received, and the hoard re fused to take any money tinder any considera tion. Many liquor dealers. whose applications have been rejected, were also given bace their money to-day. Mayor Ely stated to-day that owing to the cor poration counsel's oninion. he should not issue any licenses under the Montgomery charter. Regarding the resolution of the Board of Al dermen requesting him to remove the Excise Commissioners from offi.e, the Mayor said that at present he was not able to decide what he would do. tie would consult the Governor upon the subject. Judge Davis announced his decision in the test case of Troch in a very lengthy opinion. He said that after giving the case the most care ful consideration in his power, he had come to the conclusion to dismiss the writ and remand the prisoner. Sauspended Payment. Niw Your, Dec. 12.-Adrian C. Robbins & Co., dry goods jobbers, suspended to-day. The firm was once a leading one in the dry goods trade, but lately has not been so active as formerly. The elder tiobbins died a short time ago. The liabilities are understood not to be large. The Tweed RIln Investigation. Nxw Yosx, Dec. 12.-The investigation'of the Tweed ring frauds was resumed to-day by the Ialdermanic committee. W, It. Peek oeu piedthe tnees stand, teftifying i*rgard toys eonnectson a eonnsel with u.f. 1e id> t a th e that lweeney was not a pubilie offler, and they could not trace any stolen moneys to him. No civil suit had ever been commerened aainst A Oakey Hall. The #ommittee thon ntljourtned until Friday next, Progrean Iflckwardl of the Co-Operative ..gar MAlkers. Ngw YOTI, Dec. 12.-It 1s reported that the co-,otrative cigar nmanufictory is to a certain extent a failure. It hasn ecome in some degree n close corporation, and there are grievous complalnts among sotne of the striking work men that they cannot get into it. In the meantime the cigar manufacturers ap pear to he well contented with their non-union men, and the strikete are again havintg re cou r.er to intimidation. Theorn naem to be a general imprnseson that the nmaastcrs have the heant of the fight after all. Htrait.n & torni are said to hb preparinig for the enlargement of their factory. as the new hands are turning out more cigars than were ever orad8e in the same time under the old syntrm. Quarterly Report of the Western union Tellegraph Company, Naw Yon. DIec. 12.--The quarterly report of the Western Union Telegr,lph loomDpav was suhtnittedi at the meeting of tie hoard of dirme tors to-day. The e. im.rated net proflts for the u rrent qu Iarter endi ng December. 1 ar1e S75w.el. DUulll'ting from this $tl2.00lr fIr in'erent on the onlded debht, et., leaves a tnlione, of $709,00t. Includl d in the ab,ove halane In the sur plins of (.etoher 1. On this showing a quarterly dlvi dcndi of l t per cent is recommended. Person al--Sweeney. New Youn, Dee, 12.- It was generally stlp posed that Peter B. Sweeney would sail to-mor row from Plhtladnloldia in the steamer Illinols, iltt the wily Peter changed his mind, and took ,panirge lin l steamer Whicth aileld from thin port this afternoon. IHe wias ac'ompanlied to the sttatrl r by a few choice frie.ids, who gave him it hearty send-off. Tile icine 1IJd ArreAne eIgal. Naw Yonra, DAc. 12.-In the excise test case Judgn Davis has deoldtrl that all arrests of liquor dealers by the pollee during the raid of I the pant few dayC were legal. Run on a savings Bank. NewAuR, N. J., Dee. 12.-A large run in belng made on the Newark Mavings Hank of this city. It really commenced yesterday quietly, but to day it Is greatly lnrreased. They are paying ac pot cent. aulide. LovTravit,i,g, D9w. 12.-About 10 o'clock this morning. H. M. Hirsehfleld. well known in I. olevill. committtld suicide at the Hahrew (.imitery. in the suburtbs of the city, by shloot Ing himself through the heart with a vistol. In ability to provide for his family and dilsapoolnt mnlnt in btus.nes are the innles allneged for the rach cnt. I1h Iwaven five chi dren. A iay Deceiver. IlontRont,. iil.. lDie, 12, John T, Cl(flin. who rcatme to I his ,it.y last fall and passed himself off on the railroad men ae a conll'.ct.or on the I., It. andll W. hRold, and who proved to be confidence 1 man, Is now cantedlt biy a widow Iaily of thll 'Ity. tiatnd lBurkhnrdt. of whom hie obtained $leli on pretense of nmlarriage. nale of Bleached .nods. Naw Yoax., pe.. is.-The peremptory sale of 5,534 cases of bleached aoods took place to-day by order of Woodward. Lawrence & Co, The proceeds of the sale were over s.e,i000. PrIces weren utllln good Ia were expect.d, hbt a fraction bilow the market rate. Londales averatged Rsy cents per yard, Blackt.onca 7'. .tnd liHobis a fraction over 7'. cents. The Case of the Estelle. PnovniNt'g, I. . I., Dec. Il-Tho United t.ltea inspectors frot New York and Now London visittli th EItnIle at Bristol to-day, making at thorogh inaspetion. It is now reported that i Mr. Ilerroshoff will hbe furnished with the net ceasary papers from the St4ate Department at Washington to steam her to New York. thus I throwing the whole matter over to the State Doe pvartme.nt of Rihodl Island t~o act upon. The American Triumph Over all Commit tees. WAsmPTroN Dnee. 12.-Mr. Young (hlof of ith' Ilurau of' ntitlstirs., haw cormnpoted, and e maildol to the press, a thart. showing in detail the imports, and ldomestic and foreign exports 47 to Mexico, the Spanish West Indies. (lentlal at America, Blranzi. andl every other country in p Nofth Americ'a, which possosses groat value at this time, when offorts are in progrnss to in- ,l 'r-mnaI our traelo with Houth Amorican ports. fl The New York Appointments. of WAsmHINITON, DeP. 12.--The Fonate exonutive hi 0s4000n iloted from 2:20 to S p. m.. and was .n. I, cs'tpl,"d with the considerallon of the New York appointmnonts exclusively. y t'r,oosevlt and Prince were rejected by a vote at of 2s to 22. If Morritt was confirmed without opposition, p1 Revenue Agents Changed. ii WAsINmuroN. )noe. 12.--The Commissioner of fr Inlcrnal iRevenue has made the followillg elanges ill the staltions of internal revenue to nrents: U. M. Horton. from Boston to Pitts- 11 burg: W. A. Govett. from Chicago to Ft. Louis; ; .lobhs Mithoell, fronr Phtilltlphia t.o Clncinnatl: A. H. Broioks, general servic, to Philadelphia; L Fred. Myer, from t,. Lousi to Chicago: John Ahtiny, from Liouisville Ky.. to Now Orleans; N . I. T'rumbull. from Indiarnspolis to Iloston: T. J. (frirnerson, from 'hilwlaolphi.a Penn., to N Horingfleid, Ills.: I. A. Whitfieold, from Chicago to Louisville. N Expedition Around the World. E WAsurIuroT, Doe. 12.--Ti the Senate Mr. Me Donald to-day introduced a bill to rocognize the rt Worodruff sclntitllo expedition around the world. and for other purposes. which author- Y izes the Mocretary of War to grant for the pur poses of the above named expedition a register fc te a foreign built steamship, and authorlize the President to detail officers of the army and Y navy, not to exceed five each,. for duty with the expe,.itton, who hall report to the chiefs of their respective departments scientific data. and shall transmit to them scientific material. The vessel is to be approved by the Secretary of the Navy as suitable for the purposes of the L expedition, and a school is to, be maintained thereon with a capacity of at least 2t1 students. le n1o rease shall any mercantile or cominuirenal venture form a part of the expedition. A Indian Affairs-New Orders to Gen. Miles. WAsHINOTOw, Dec. 12.-The authorities here have had one or two consultations with Gen. Sheridan on the subject of Indian affairs, and as a result Gen. Miles will leave here to-morrow b or Friday with now orders to govern his action bi in any future dealings he may have with the , Indians. The Aouth RussRan Grain Crop - Its a Probable Effect on the Markets. b WAsHINOTON Dec. 12.-Adviees reivedt at the a I)epartmont of State from the United States u Consul at. Odessa, go to show that the grain e(roe of South Russia for 1877 has been the 0 largest harvest during five years. It was well gathered, and the rn i, for thee is, forthe most part. In I good condiltion. The drafts made upon the b laboring classes for the army obliged the plant- t ors to purchase to a larger extent than usual in e recent years agrieultur al machinery by which i means they were enabled to gather their crops 1 with comparatively small loss. No new ship ments of such machinery being possible, the large supply remaining on hand from 1875 to I 187(; may be said to be exhausted. h The paper rouble of the country depreciated 1 from its nominal value of 6 2o-100 roubles to e the pound sterling of Great Britain to o10.5-1o00 roubles, or in, other words the pound sterling r advanced to that figure, and other foreign f funds in proportion. The merchants of the Continent and England placed credits to their Odessa correspondents, who have sold exchanges on them and pur rhased enormous quantities of grain with the r proceeds for their principals. This grain was d bought at a very low priee in the depreciated currency, and is stored awaiting the cesatlon 0 of hostilities for shipment. It will take its place in the markets of the world at so small a oit to e t prchasers that it wllno doubt, have a de pressing influence upon te price of grain from other countries, a fact tat is worthy of note by Aerican export~lr of r ain. i; _______________ WAR NOTES. PAR1TICULArM FROM PLEgV1A - TU sORTIE--IT WAR PIGHT 011 NTARA V., Tie Wulmlier of Pritonerm Placed at O1*., S00-f-he London PIrea on the lllLtu tion. LoltwoN. Dr. 12.--The Fortin of Omrnan Parsha which prerinitated the (disa'ter. wa- forcedt upon the commander by the complete exhrus tion of hble rovllone,. It was fight or staryv, and while O-man's mess had not suffered for food during the early part of the linge, It iR now clear that for esvOral dayre revIous to the sor tie all the latent tlil-oature of the cfrommander was developed by light breakfa.st and poor din Thn report, which wce current In Bucharnset yesterday that the ortle wan undertaken be canuse of a comblned afta4k by the looumaniann and Ruhsians Is declared to he wholly Imag inary. The Rulssian and 1- urmrtnian armies made a triumphant entry into Plevna at 3:,O o'clock Monday afternoon. The rand i)uke Nicholas loept at Pieonaea last night. Tim Tatest reports from the seene of tihe battle pie-n the number of prisoners at Iairo,, and 4o0 Tho ground on which the engagement, took ci lgn is strewn with thousands of dead and dyling, but nol acurn a estimate of the dead has yet. been re.ived. Of thn prlsoners. 210.)0 are sick or woun.deud, The press of tlhe metropolin speaks in no tin certaln tone regarrltng the gravity of the situa tion inr which Osman's defeat haR placeud Eng lanld' former ally. . . . .. ,ei -- p4 . ........ . .. FOREIGN NEWS. I IIRMANit. Hentai ot IHirmarak s Humored Desire to UnRalN Dec. 12.--The reports ciroulated in London to the ffe, that that Prince tisnmarrk had again re0uested the Emperor to relieve him from ofllee,, and allering that. a disagreement had arisen between iismarek and the Emperor, are pronounced wholly without foulnation. ------a~sa - Mere Menteion. MoNTRsari., oee. 12.--Bartley, the allegad mur derer of terreant Dore. in Beanes county, has peen captured and passed through Montreal this morning en route for Quebec. Died. WAanlwoTrow, Dec. 12.-Col. Timothy Lubri, for many years water registrar of this city, died at his residence to night of pneaumonia, after a brief iline;s. Col. Lubri was one of the most respected citizens of Washi.ngton, tie served with great credit as an oflleer in the army of the Potoman. Three Mllnth' Notice Irqluired. NewAnx, N, J., Doe. 12.--The Dime Savings Bank of this city declined to pay any further dItepsta after 3 p, m. to-day, except at three months' notice. WEATHIEB PRO IAI ILITI.O1. WAsatiorToN, Dec. 13, 1 a. m.-Indilations for the South Atlantic. falling, followed by rising barometer, winds mostly southerly to westerly, warmer and generally clear weather. For the Gulf Hitates, failin, followed by rising barometer, variable wind, partly cloudy weather and rain areas, succeeded by falling tam erature, and in the southwest probably a norther. For Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and Lake re alons, rising baromster exoept a temporary fall in eastern portions. fresh and brisk wet, to north winds. colder. clear or partly cloudy weather, and in lower districtA occasional rains and1 snow. For Upper Mississippi and Lower Missourt Valleys, rising barometer. north to west winds, colder and generally clear weather, MAINrE NEW'. PoaT RAnS. De;. 12.-Arrivod: H,4hooner Ebe neza 4%" days from Jamaica, with fruit, to 8. Oteri & Bros.: steamship Whitney at 10:1i last evening, from New York, to C A. Whitney & Co.: Brltish Ubrk (uiding Star, Prowse master. 47 days from ito Janeiro, cargo coffee, to John ston & Co. aitled: Steamship Lone Star, bark 'rudhoe,, bark Bengal. Wind northeast, light, 8tsTIo WEsnT PAB. Dec. 12 -Arrived: American ship W4reamer, Austin master. 51 days from Havre, in ballast for orders: iorweglan bark I'raeeis. Roto master, from Rio Janeiro, cargo of coffee. to Johnston (lordon & Co. ; Australian brig Plod, Taraboehia ma ter. 67 days from eirth. to F. Taraboehia for orders; Norwegian bark Mamuel, outside for orders, no report; Norwegian bark Lydia. no report; Norwegian ship Hlercules. Nellson master, from Havre via flampton ttoads, in ballast for orders. No de partures. Wind northeast, light,. Naw Yong, ecr. 12.-Arrived; (ilbert, from Hamburg: Utopia. from London; tarahann, from Gibraltar; City of Vera :Druz, Clyde and Saratoga. HAVANA. Der. 12.--Sailed: Othello. Hull, for Hlavre, Francear; Chno, L. Pool, Hlidonia. for PBristol: Rheola, for Cardiff; Alexandria, for Ulragow. iosTo, I)De. 12.-Arrived: Bohemian, from Li verpool. HAvaE. Dec. 12.--Arrived: Ayrshire, from New York. (GrA.Coow, Dee. 12.--Arrived: Cevonia, from New Yor k. IrruarooL, Dec. 12.-Arrived: Wycliff from New Orleans, Queen from New York. Mailed: Erin for New York, Pennsylvania for Philadel phia. B1tMEN, D1). 12,.-ailed: Ohio for Balti QUEINwsTOWN. Dee. 12.-Sailed: Baltic for New York. Lonon, Dee. 12.--Sailed: Elysla and Holland for New York. HAMSlrO,. Dec. 12.--Hailed: Lessing for New York. BEET SUGAR. LOI IM1 tSNA CANE SUGAR TRBUATENED WITWIA DANGEROUS RIVAL. Attempts Made to Introluee the sugar Beet In This Country-How Beet Sngar is Made. [St. Louis Republican. t From present indications there appears to t be no doubt that the raising of beets for sugar is destined to be undertaken before the lapse of a very long time in many of the States of t our Union, and this, too, on a scale and with a vigor and determination not hitherto char acterizing the efforts made in this direction i by American growers. Such attempts, it is well known, have been put forth with meas- C urable success in California, Ohio, Illinois, etc., and sugar works have been established; one of the principal obstacles in the way of extensive and profitable results heretofore being the high price of labor, for the produc tion of the beet root requires much time and care, and, consequently, cost-considerations, however, which can by no means baffle Amer ican enterprise and perseverance. In France and Germany, in particular, the growth of the beet for this purpose has long been a common branch of husbandry, and sun gar is not only made from it, as a commer cial pursuit, by manufacturers, but also by housewives, as a branch of domestie economy, requiring, in fact, not more skill or trouble to furnish the family with an abundance of this useful article, than are required in cheese making. When conducted on a large scale, the beet root sugar makers refine the article to such a degree that, for purity, whiteness and beauty, I it is unequalled by that which comes from any of the sugar cane eountrie, however well refined. Bulk for bulk, however, the purified West India sugar is somewhat sweeter than the best beet root sugar; but, weight for weight, they are found to be equaly sweet. o8, too, a mp of the re flueret root e t t suadi tyr o pstrelled oWe prbblbeeses it is prte aee tr a matte 00~. there being more of these lumps received in a pound-we ht, and it is (cnsetquently more nconomica for domestic use. Frrrm 5 to 10 per cent of raw or Mtuscovado sugar appears to have been a usual produqt from a given weight of beet roots; and, generally, from a given a .slght tof this raw sugar 40 per cent of the finest white refined sugar, with about 15 per cent of itrferit reilned sugar that Is, some two p dtttd four-tifthe weight of the finest refined sugar fromvery 101 ounds of the beet roots-has been consilered a fair result. The p lp from which the juice Is extracted an t oth residue of the manufacture being u for feeding cattle, constitute an imtpor tite s in this business; indeed, a notable featr t 'fs the manufacture of great practical ccou in considering the commer cial and economlei bearings of the subject is that It is directl. linked with the ordinary interests of hts. bandry- that it operates upon a' known .o . cultivated as food for animals, and that the farmer, whether he raises the root for fl* ing cattle or for sale to the sugar maker . I cultivating a green crop, which, even hin ordinary rotation of crops, he would expeo to raise on a part of his farm In the entire process adopted by the Prot . the roots, after being cleansed byw and scraping, were rasped artnd pulp by a rasping machine, and, whenro the pulp was powerfully queezed b in canvas bags, to expel the juice, received in a copper, the beet juie heated in the latter to about 1.8 4d g Pahrenheit and lime water thena then stirredlt u with it. Having bees with animal charcoal, it was made to boll, which both a scum and a sediment were alated from it. The clear liquid was drawn off, and evaporated in shallow ive this process being continued until the formed a thick syrup, which, after t straining in linen bags, was malnb s skinrmnl, and transferred toW aconei to remal for a short .time; finally brefi moved to sugar moulds and treated p much in the same way as the sugar cane There is no question that the result process was a superior article of s.ua It had its disadvantages ¶tn the scoore ort economy and net yield. Various ii ? ments, therefore, have from time tt bten brought forward in the method ot ment and manufacture, the coichslol generally accepted being that, w h etevr details or name of the procedure a t ` is indisnnpensable to admit only the jules taned by tearing and pressing theti other words the lituor from the brasn preoses, and avoid the aroducts of b beet root, consequently leaving aa In the juicy,; to employ for defecation lime, so as to saturate the juloe; toý defecated alkaline juice at a bol ttt ammonia is completely expelled-the tion of steam, or of carbonic acid, or ical agitation promoting this abject; t neutralize all the freelime with carbonic to employ animal charcoal well trt, washed, and free from eaustito lime, frm phides, and from chloride of calcium; avoid every stoppage, and even slowe the operations; and finally, in cond with thesevarious requirements evpo as rapidly as practicable at the lowest ble temperature. Amongst the many varieties the t be adlapted to this purpose, the fol g enumerated, by those who have laiv gat the matter, as possessing a ma value, namely: the long red mangel-t. the imperial, the Madglt urg and the sugar or white bileslan, the white or turnip variety being the most desirable general cultivation, and comprising!tw kinds viz: the white beet root with at collar, which contains the largest amountW' sugar, and the Silesian, also a white bW. root, with a green collar, the roots of s_ variety growing almost stitrly below surface of the ground, and ow to compact and firm textures resisting frosts and spontaneous alterations than any other varlety, and, on this used very extensively. The simple rule laid down In respect tot matter, b tthe growers and am a s, that, for sugar-making, the inof that can be cultivated with the most tage is that which is richet in contatins the smallest amount o l salts-the essential or distlng lli"Mog aj ha trtstlec of such a sort b anafoUows: I Sroots must have neither theom of a rro, nor of a tuber, but be shaped more ike Bartlett pear-that is, it must be long Sslender, gradually tapering, and f from large lateral roots; It must not grow above the surface of the soil; it must ha smooth white skin, and the flesh be and hard; its size must not be too large, its weight not exceeding five to eight poud The white 8ileslan beet, which is the one in general cultivation for manufacturers, roost of these qualities, and, of other thbse are most preferred whose foliage i n r upright but broad, spreading and tlyag nlk r the suraceo of the ground. Theroots of beet possessing this peculiarity are known to entirely beneath the surface. The ott u ents of such a beet are found to beasfollo Water, 53.5 per cent; sugar in solution, 1 n cellulose and pectose, .8; albumen, and nitrogenous matters, 1.; malic i pctne, fatty and aromatito and colorloring trne, phosphate of lime phosphate of n potash, et., 3.7. In regard to soil, It is found that that is mellow warm and fertile, free saline and alkaline elements not sour, a nature little liable to suffer from eas to work late in autumn and early spring with a comparatively permeable soil, penetrable by the tap root of the s table, also that afords natural df that it may be worked soon a..er . suitable for a beet crop. All grain fe are consider.ed more or less sutable for Shut espc.ally those having a dopt Of or fifteen inches of rich vegetable Fine, sandy alluvial bottom land, o in the winter or early spring, are also to be favorable for the" culture of this and such lands need, of course, no manure, as they are enriched by the tions. In sowing in drille, the French method fis to plant the drills about sixty-five or sevea five centlmetres apart, by means ofs aweI Sbarrow drill or horse machine, which tatre the subsequent operations of and digging. The in very for If the weeds are not rn out in time Stender beet will soon be overgw Skilled. Diggg most be done also Sdelay, although the operation is nurgnt as that of hoeing. After the plae.s where the seed has failed root are earefully replanted. For Spose, the plants thinned out from tihe where the lines were too close are e d of. The eultivatio t i hl Mla, however, ba , onsiderably superseded the dri sem, as Smuch more abundant this wa usuly he obtained, d, the metluod by hile requires much more care and labor B than the other, the roots produced are mush. Smore dense and rich inA e . The Preach Spractice is to make the h about &iteen . L. y timetres highand elghtvclitiaiett'ee from the Stopof oneto thetcp M e ther. New American 8ew machine, 195 Canal street. ___ __ __ We have been f catalyge of the tbird grand cr r N. Ss mory, asetio a 46 ,4e7 r street" which tales this tt o'etoek a. M. Ahaety a at the ogae will eoa yf the most s bias that better ba aiu be obtained tsale thanatan nnt in dCity. thsale takneg oo'cloek. 4 wii well to ponctual y. Dn .- }dry~od . asearch of oheaparticie.