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livask'eels tleared yesterday for European plrts Wiith1t4e bales of cotton. Wo tugs, the Cyclops and Charles 3. Ranford, deared yreterday for New York in ballast. Vnder earpet-bag rule the expenses of the 1tate government of South Carolina were 51,048, 85s in 1j8t, and S.s2.,$ 9 in 1870 under Gov. Hamp tofl--tlte a difference. This year's vintage of champagne is sati to be a failure, the grapes not having been good. 'Thesfaotthat, owing to its inferior quality. we l1t pDossibly have to abandon champagne for b |laang purposes until another vintage comes Ii Is disagreeable in the extreme. The amount of money realized on distilled ,pilrits in the United States during the past year is e1,s40s,49,, an Increase over the previous year 42 1,043,or,4. Tobacco produced 1i .,oe.5r46 of rvenue, showing an increase of $1.311.207. This IS the largest sum ever collected from tobacco in this country. Oaleb Oushing, after some years' Investiga -tnl, for Whioh the government pat I him seeto, dlseovered that the Bank of England eontainn boaft $1S,00o,ooo in cash belonglg to the la econ teaerete government. The Administration Is now trying to disover some method by which the money can be transferred to the keeping of ;hnis Sherman, The stock of flour in this market has been va riously estimated, and yesterday we visl'ed titlttueeven of the receivers and holders in otder to get at, as nearly as possible, an ap tproximation to the stock on hand. The result of our investigations is that there are 70,950 bbls oft four. which we can account for, in store and Warthouse in the city of New Orleans at the present time, which, added to stock in second hands, will probably put it up to nearly 1oe,oe0 bbls. The stock of corn meal does not foot up morte than 21oo bbls. The St. Louis Rcpubliean, of the 20th inst.. wMys: "There was still a good demand for ",eW Olleans exchange, of which there is ap prMently not a largesupply In the market. One firm of eoffeelbrokers in this city, who bought a cargo of coffee In New Orleans last week, have been a whole week finding enough exchange to cover their purchase, the amount needed being about $0ooo.e, They have paid $5 50na 75 pre altm, and though some few sales were made yesterday at Sa no, several of the leading banks intainedthe higher figure very stiffly. In New Orleans bankers' bil s on New York were qupted 1-16 per cent lower, having fallen from X to s-16 per cent discount." Short Weight Perk. Yesterday there was some excitement, accom panied with bltter comment, over a lot of short weight pork, from Louiseville, which was re jeoted by one of our most prominent dealers, A week or two ago we had occasion to notice three lots of short weight pork received in this city-two from Louisville and one from ClncIn natl. The one we allude to at present did not. we understand, come from either of the packers or shippers who sent the former los. When will this end ? Nrwth Carolina Cotton seed sent to New Orleans. Raleigh (N. C.) Observer Morehead City let. te 'here are now coming into our railroad warehouses large quantities of freight bearlnu ashipping mark calculated to strike terror to the so is of the 'truly loll.' It is put up in atunny bls marked wlt the ominous combina Eon of letters '. S A.' BUt let not your hearts Etroubled. The bags are filled only with co, ton seed and the initials stand for 'Cotton heed ssocIation,' a New Orleans company, who are ying the seed in the neighbor hood of N'w rn and shioting them from this place. The SB. ongdon, a schooner of too tons. will shortly remove these leters of threatening im olrt, taking them direct to New Orleans, wheore the seed will be cenverted into nothing more formidable than oil and oil cake." The Coffee Troubles. [Cincinnati Enquirer. 20th inst.] Developments yesterday showed that the de terminei action of the coffee dealers of this city aid the West generally in resist ne the demands of the New York jobbers were meeting with her reward in a general weakening of the New drkdealers. Telegrams were received from tework by the brokers here ord'ring them to ubmit all offers, no matter what they are." This is considered by the dealers here a sure indication of weakening on the part of New York dealers. The buyers here have for the past month or more been purchasing a large ro portion of their coffes in New Or eans and Ia le, and this fact has recently fully come to the knowledge of the New Yorkers, and un doubtedly caused their action of yesterday. The dealers here have. however. found that ey can purchase more advantageously in bile and New Orleans than in New York, ro the fact that they have a less number of profits to pay. The sales in the Southern cities are made by the importers d rect, through brokers, to the dealers ere, while in New Yo k all coffees are first bought from the tmporters by jobbers, and indeed are some times handled by a second and third jobber befotre they reach the buyer in the West. All these jobbers of course make their profits, and as a result it is pra'tically impossible 'o buy New York coffees as cheaply as t'ose shipped direct from Rio to the gulf coast and sold direct from the importer to the dealer here. This fact is causing the tlde of trade to turn rapidly to the South, and with half the business now going the e, only two months after the rupture with New York, and with the results named, it may safely be esti mated that nearly the entire business will be transferred thither during the coming season, unless extraordinary measures for its preven tion are inaugurated by New York. Tlis Year's .otton Crop Movement. We take the following from the circular of Messrs. Staber. Hoyt & Co.. dated New York, Deqpmber 1o: st season's receipts contained from 5o0,o~ 10o,o000oo bales old o,,tton, while this year on the t of 8eptember no old stocks were left I I the nterior. Consequently if as much were grown as last year, the total receipts would be from so00oo to 100,000 bales lets. Although the crop is late, it has so far been prepared for market and forwarded rapidly, as the many rainy days that were lo.t for picking ave the planters time for ginning and packing. Had the weather b en line, every day would bha been taken advantage of for picting, and stocks on planation would have accumulated. Now, they are much smaller than lans year. Amount of ootn unpicked in the fields is large, and can only be saved with go .d wea h r from now on. Much is 1 t a ready by rotting in the bolls, a good deal beaten out by storms is lying on the ground, and, if ga hered at all, will be of the very lowest des ription. The average quality of th s crop will be much below last year's, which classed very high. Experienced spinners estimate the dif terence at 3 to 5 per cent, or say 125 0a) to 200,000 bales more are required to produce the same quantity of yarn. Beceipts so far average in weight 10 to 15 pounds per bale more than last year. This would be a partial offs t against the poorer quality, it it were not for the fact that the fibre was gaihered during a continuous wet season, and e loss in weitht by evaporation before the cotton is consumed will be greater than usual. This season's weakly statistics include re ceplts at City Point and West Point. Va. (so far 41.e4 ba'es), which formerly were added only at '.the sad of the season. S eighteen interior towns are sooo00 6 eesthanLa. year. i. autumn all rivers have been in good rtlaa.qbe condition much earlier thanu ual, and much cotton is coming out now that last Tear had to wa4 or treespor ation until Febra and in other seasons often ninch la:er. at. ports have bee so ar. er oton • is etttrae._ d nowt rlroad oentres, like G a Clmruros. N. 0. etc, to ot there vhee. 1retro.h rates, whereas the . . sen Irmerly from small sta mm511 asl goingf ats connected with the crop movement, 4,800,000 bales appears a conservative estimate. Shlis would leave for export 2,800,000 bales. which is 249,000 bales less than in 1876-77 and 483,000 bates less than in 1876-76. Aoeording to the best European authorities overs ,ooo oo0 bales American cotton at about present prices are needed, even with a continuance of bad trade in E1urope. 8 posing the Pastern war were ended during this winter, French polities peacefully settled. and as a consequence trade in Europe be re vived and confidence restored, would American c,'tton not be in a position to merit your special altention ? FINANCIAL AND COIMMERCIAL. MONETARY. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT. Saturday Evening, Dec. 22, 1877. 1 NEW ORBlHANS CLEAhINO-HOUSB. C0lrlrngs. Balances. December 22............$1,825,472 72 $167,a8 54 We are under obligations to Mr. I. N. May nard, superlntenden, for the following report of the condition of the Associated Banks at the close of business Friday, December 21, 1877: RESOURCES. SDec e................................. .. 124.113 16 U. H. legal tenders and Nat, Bank Not........................ ... .,033,623 26 Other cash items ................. 4,08s a, Sight exchange on New Yo0 k....1.. .1,52,157 23 Foreign exchange ......8......... 17,438 Due from distant banks and bankers 129,2:39 02 Loans and discounts...... .......... 13,:4,:335 13 Other cash assets................. ....... 2,87,45 15 Total ............................$19,302,478 63 .LIABILITIES. Oirculation... ....... . .............. $727.7 9 50 D posits ....................... . ,6s1,350 18 Due distant banks and bankers..... 400,976 1o Other liabilities to banks and bank ers ................... ..... 1,336.178 18 Other cash liabilities ............... 96.029 63 Total ............. ......... ...... $12.841,296 69 COMPARED WITH LAST WEEK. Increase. Decrease. Specie............... .. ...... ......... $51 n,1)1 Currency............. .... ......... 45,0,0 Loans ............. ...... $5100 Deposits..................... 455,00o There was a larger demand for discounts at the banks to-day, and the counter tran-actions are fair. On the street but little paper is offered and rates easy. Excetltonal commercial paper 8199 w cent; Al do 10@12; second grade do 15@18; loans on collaterals 8910: At mortgage paper 9910; second grade do -@- f cent per annum. Gf,ld quiet and easier. Foreign Exchange was moderately active and firm. Sight is in demand and firmer. -late Consols are weak at 8:11i@8s4. Premium Bonds easy at 34%@13476. Stocks quiet. Gold opened in New York at 1oS%, and closed at 102%; here, it op,,ned at 102l1iO@110(, and closed at 102.1.103. SBales--000 at 1o2601t031; $12,000 and 520)) at 1w; $76X)0 and $7000 at 102.i; $608) at 102%. STERLING SALES-£70m00 £8000 and £50X0 bill lading at 491@491~ : £3000 do at 491'2: £8 100 do at 491. B ink sterling, --494; commercial bills, 490$491'. FRbAN U SALES-so.ooocommercial at 514 Y, and 175,000 do at 5.15. Bank francs -, commercial 5.151r5 14%. 8 tI.HT SALES-s-ton0o at s.07-16s cent dis count. Bank sight 5-1( 1 cent discount, com mercial 7-16 V cent discount. NEW OBLEANS SBTOC EXCHANG E SALES. BEFORE FIRST CALL. $10,000 State Consols ............ ......... 5 25,000 do ...................84 to,ooo Premium Bonds ................. 34 15-10 FIRST CALL, 10 A. M, 10.00 State Consols ....................... 84'6 as.oons do .. 4% 3,1on) do .. .................... 84' 33,000 do . ............ .. 84 10o,oe do (seller February) . . 43 BETWEEN FIRsT AND SECOND CALLS. 36,000 State Consols ....................... 4 21),139) do 4............ ........ 4 5,000 do ....................... 84 SECOND CALL, 12 M. 10 (00 State Consols ...................... 84' 10 .-0) do ...................... 4 7.,oo Premium Bonds ...... . . . . .. 34% THIRD CALL, 2 P. M. 45.X00 State Console ................... 84 10,010 do (seller to January 1) s8'l 20,000 Premium Bonds ........... ... 34% AFTER THIRD CALL. 30,000 Premium Bonds .................. 84'. CRESCENT CITY OPEN STOOx BOARD SALES. BEFORE FIRST CALL. sao,000 State Consols ................. 85 FIRST CALL. 5,000 State Console .................. 843 20,019) Premium Bonds................ 84' 5,000 do do .................... 34 13-16 BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND CALLB. 10,000 Premium Bonds ................... 34'% BETWEE BSECOND AND THIRD CALLS. 20,000 State Consols ............ -......... 84'6 18000 I'remium Bonds .................. 384% 201000 do do :. ......... ...... 34". 1,000 Ordinary Warrants, 1875.......... 26 THIRD CALL. 5o,010 Premium Bonds (S. o0) ...... ..... 34a 20,.100 do do ................. :4', COMMIRCIAL. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT. | Saturday Evening. Dec. 22. 1877. GENERAL REMARKS--Tho markets to-day have been exceedingly dull, owing principally to the fact that the old year of 1877 is very nearly at an end, and that the banks, In accord ance with their ancient custom, drawn in their call loans by the 1st of January. when they make up their annual statements. The produce markets are particularly lifeless. There is a large supply of flour on hand, and a small local trade, with no demand for export at this time, and prices remain as they have been for days past. There is only a moderate request for pork, as is the case with proviions generally. Molasses continue to come in freely, the re ceipts yesterday footing up 8758 bbls.; sales 1116 bbis, The receipts of sugar were 1256 hhds. COTTON-Liverpool was lower to-day, and at New Yol k spoti were unchanged, but futuree dclined 1 to 2 points. Hero the feeling was weak, and in the low grades quotatins were difficult to be obtained or maintained. I'he better grades, owing to soarcity, maintained their po-ition, however, and on them y'Aster day's prices continued to rule, while the low grad s have lost %c. The official quotations of theOotton Exchange were as follows: TO-DAT. TESTEBDAY. Low Ordinary. .......... 7% 7%/ Ordinary ................. 8'. s Good Ordinary............ 9% 9 Low Middling.... ..... loO 1o Middltig.. ...............10%~ O Good Middling.......... 11% 11l Midding lair-............-- 11% 11% 8ales to-day o6000 bales. Market easy. OTTON STATEMENT. In store and on shipboard Sept. 1, 1877.....21..,6 Gross receipts sinee yesterday.. 9 529 Gross receipts previously........710,701- 720.230 Total supply.....*................* 741.588 Exported to-day.... ........ 15.122 Exported previously............ 453.228- 468.50 oetal stocks this oay-........... ....... 273,236 I Total stock this day last year........... 279,464 Expo-ts to-day-Liverpool 5147 bales ,:Havre 4235. Bremen 26065, Rotterdam 314. Vera Cruz s882, Boston 1939. N t receipts since yesterday............... 8.759 Receipts from other ports.................. 770 retreceipts ask Friday....... ·..:.... 9.837 Ne re eipts tlliU day last yea.4...t ...:... s,o05 Net receipts since September 1.............591,836 Net receipts same timb last year...........59,752 Cotton on shipbopard.ae-per account of the Ootton Excane,. as foili6*d: Livrool 48.819 bales. Hagre 47.181, Bremen 9784. Mediterranean 2771. North Sea 7098. Spaln, 276, Mexio -. ooastwise 1632: total. 121.561 bales. This. tken from the stook at noon, as noted at the Ex change, leaves in DrleeP 151,715 bales. The movement at portesinie yesterday up to noon to-day is given below: Received Received This week this week. last week. last year. New Orleans:... 9,5 s ,8Sr 8.083 Galveston ........ 2080 4.235 3,868 Mobile....... . a4 4,7 2,.87 ava nah....... 5,4 4.319 3,470 arl n .....".9,816 3.123 3. Norfolk...... ...: , . ,, s,. New York . ... " ,., 1.20 ... ..... .. . 1 .. v solidated as per teleratg to the Cotton Ex change. for one day have bdee9f iaeotws: 0. B. France, for'gn bel. Stocks. ports, This week.. 11,132 4,235 5.455 2.65 814,i1.4i Last week.. ss.853 4.49s 5,93 ...... 70,739 This week last year. - 22.358 3 ,45 2.051 2,80t 948,757 OCEAN FREIGHTER-Are quoted as follows: By steam -- Cotton to Liverpool 7-1t; to Revel --d to Bremen 9-tad: to Boston, Pltovl deonee, Fall River. Philadelphia and Baltimore. via New York 4n; to New York 'c;: grain to Liverpool lod nominrl. By sail - Cotton to Liverpool 13-82@7-lod; to Havrre c; to Bremen 15-10": to Genoa 15-140; grain to the Continent lo@100d. Steam rates to Northern ports are quoted at $2 25 on molasses ! bbll to New York, and 70te ! hhd on sugar. By sail the rate on molasses to New York is $1 so ! bbl. The world's visible cotton supply, as made up by the New York Financial Chrouicle, is 2.134,311 bales. against 2,006,294 last week, and 2,770 ,033 ttiles last year, being an increase compared to the former of 129,017 bales, and a decrease com pared to the latter of 13l5,722 bales. SUGiAlR--Rencpts 125n hhds. Seles 370 hhds. Sto,.k at the sugar shed4 ls89 hhds, against 4136 hhds sanme time last year. There was only a moderate demoand to-day for fair to chotie grades,. The market was steady, We quote: Inferior 31'(004'i0; common to good com mon 4 05'iSe: lair to good fair 5 4@o0;o: fully lair 6 1'ei(..: prime 71.Vi7 'i ; Ets letly trime .9.c; gray clarified 06 C47!ic; yellow clarified, as in quality email@example.com; off whites, good to choice, 8'1@ 8'E0; white clarlled s'i@90. MIOLASB EH-bIecelplts s75 bbla. Bales 1110. Market, dull and weak with large receipts. We quote: Common 20o@23 ; fair 2fi'27c.: pritne 3 @;32c; strictly prime 359@37e: ehoioe l.O 4t. FLOUR-We hav onuty to note a small local trade to-day in flour. The marke.t Is dull and easy an at the close yestei day tales-S0and lee bbls at $5 75; 100 at $6 25: 6i at $C 50; 25 at $6 75, and 2M on private terms. We quote fine to superfine at $4~t4 25: single extra $ 4 2ah4 0; double extra $4 S0@4 75; treble ex rcs, low to choice, $5545 76: choice extras $5 75(@0 25; Iancy choice SC 50@i 75 V bbl. On those prices dealers obtain an advance of 500 on job sales. CORN Mn AL-There is only a moderate sup ply on sa e: the deman I is lileht and prices are n,'hanged, good to choice selling at $2 403,2 45 7 bbl In round lots, dealers jobbing at$2 r651@ 2 75 'bbl. CREAM AND PEARL MEALr-There is about the usual supply. and the market is aulet and steady at s$ 409o3 5s P bbl. Demand If'~OIN FLOUR-Is quoted at a3 7504. as in quality. Local demand small, and this article is chiefly sold for export. ORITS - Demand steady and fair. prices ruling ,asv in lots at 53 4o@3 ino VP bbl for No. 2 and $3 750: 80 for choice; dealers jobbing at $3 65@4 9 bbl. RYE FLOUR-There ia a moderate supely, but quite equal to the demand, at $4 25@4 60 9 bbl. PORK-This article, in common with provis ions generally was only in moderat' request, prices continuing easy and m',roor less nomi nal. We quote mess $12 75, jobbing to the trade at $13, and by dealers at, $13 251la' slo sC bbl. Males--50 bbls fit $12 A7 ', al0 bbls on private terms. DRY ;HALT MEATS-Are easy and unchanged on averago cured, fully cured being steady anlld firm it 4 4t.a5' for shoulders. loose and tpaked; dealers jobbing the same at 5r540o. tales-l oar load shoulders on private terms. BACON-The article has varied but little dur ing the week The demand is liglt and transactions are wholly of a jobbing kind. We quote the market easy; shoulders 6i@6~1 0. clear rib sides asic. and clear sides 8s'4c. LARD-Market steady, with a fair demand in the local trade, and some inquiry for export. We qute packers tierce at s'0e, refined tierce at 5'i.( 5s,,. anti kettle rendered at aR'.4 .,.c. dealers obtaining an advance of e40 on these prices. HIAMt--After ruling weak and nominal for some days haeits have declined and are now Io lower than on last Friday. We quote un canvased and plain canvased 91t Ile, anti choice sugar cured 1291(3e, dealers obtaining ~ole advance on th-se prices. BREAKFAST BACON-Quiet and steady at 9@9kesc in a wholesale way, dealers jobbing at PACKERS' HOG PRODUCTS-Dealers are selling on orders in the job trade at $7 25 F half bbl for pig pork, $12 j bbl for prime mess pork. $1C for prime pork. and $11 50 for rump ork. Pigs' feet are selling at $51 6e1l 0n . Ham sausages are dull and quoted at 8@ 840 lbr. Family pork is jobbing at $12 5o 9 bbl. Pickled pigs' tongues are quoted at 7%5ec apiece. Pikled heads are offering at $10@11 ' tierce, and jowls at $8 5o@9 F barrel. Bo logna sausage 7!4750. Spare ribs $s 51o@7 so. WHISKY-Is easy and unchanged, city made selling at Irregular prices from $1 01@1 o06, and Western rectifled at $1 0561 o8e gallon. CORN-Easy and active. Sales-Ieeo choice white in lots at 53i0; 4000 choice yellow in lots at 530; 30(5 white at -, and lswo white anti yellow at 540c bushel. OATS-Are in fair request. Hales--100 at-: 150 choice at ..c; 150 do at, :17 %C 7 bushel. BRAN Quiet. Hales-3oo bags at s2%e 'i cwt. HAY-In moderate demand, Sales-loo bales choice at $17 50, and 300 do at $17 '7 ton. COFFEE-Market dull and quotations are nominal. QUOTATIONS FOR GOLD. Cargoes. Job Lots. Prime .................. - 19@1; l956 20 @2o0' Good......................19 @lt9' 19 @1i 9 Fair..................... 18.0@185 153419 Ordinary.............. ...... 17 @17 17@17% Extreme range, 16.(521. TOBACCO-No sates reported. Stock on sale 1700 hhds. QUOTATIONS. Inferior lugs ......................... ... . @ 8 Low lugs ......... ......................... 3 @ M edium .................................. 4 4 Good to fine .............................. 4 @ 5~ Low leaf ................................ 5 @ 6) Medium........ ................... 7 @ 8 Gool .................... ............... 9 @10% Fine.......................................11 @l11 Selections... .............. ...12 0@12i BUTTER-Moderate stock and demand fair. We qaute New York creamery, fine. 80.3to; New York dairy 18@527, as in quality; Western repackeod 8@177c as in quality. OHEEB_--Fair stock and demand light. New York cream 15@15Ko, Western factory 12@13c. STAROB--In good demand at a3c in lots; iobbing at 3'Cl%@4 1 lb. WOOL-More stocks offering than there is de mand. and it is held above the views of buyers. Burry is quoted at 11@12c, Louisiana clear 26KOc. clear lake 27t@2Sc lb. HIDES--Hupply fair and market uaet: eoun try green 8@8ec, dry salted 13@1a80K. dry flint 14@lac. tALT--Stock light. demand active. A cargo, all coarsee. sold at s0e Der sack afloat, We quote prices at the warehouse: Coar-se 85@900c, fine st ot@1 10. Turks Island neglected at o20 ] bushel. Table salt in pockets l@T7%hc each. as in size. POULTRY-Old chictokens 4 So, young $2 so@3; ducks $I: eese $8@7: turkeys $12@14 F dozen. EOOGGS-Western 240260c; LouisIana -@---c dozen. RICE--Is in moderate supply. No.2 8 @s5.3c, common 4k@t4c. ordinary 5@5'4c. fair 5~%o ., good 5~Hi6c. prime 6@60s c, choic i ce , lb. BULK CORN -None offering, and the market is nominal y 55rSe I bushel. WHEAT-None here, and nominally at $1 3so@ 1 85 1 bushel for winter, and St 0r1o 25 for Es 4)iLENTS-Potatoes are selling at $1 40@ 275; onions at $2 75, apples at $8 5o@ 56 bbl: cabbages at $608 . too, and $175@60 crate. BAGGING-stteady at Ilc in round lots; re tailing at l112e'0c. Baling twine at 18Ie in round lots; retailing at 14c. Weekly quotations of Hliles. We are under obligations to Messrs. Hay & Mehle for the following weekly report: NEW ORLatANs, )Dec. 21. 1877. Steer Hides. City Slaughter, over 85 1b, steer Hides, City ibaugihter. 7ot 84 ib, f 8.. 8ai Steer Hides, City iSlaughter. under 70 sb, Cfow Hides .City ~iaughter, as they run, . e6 c Kips, City t augter, JO to 24 lbi 1b....... 9 1 KlO,s. City Slaughter, 25 to 3J 1b, 5 lb....... 7 c Calf kihs, each ....... ...).-. ....75 C Count y Hides, Flint. 2 to 25 1, V tb.......12 c Country Hides,Flint, damaged, half price. Beeswax. prime yellow, b............25@27 0 Ox Horns. each........8 .. ........... ... 8 C Tallow. lb8........ 7a.a c Tho mrket aontinues dull. and lower riCee are looked for; stock accumulating. allow firm at sc; country 7c. Wool unchanged, with ample stock. Domestc Marketa. CmcAoo, Dec. 22-Wheat unsettled'; $ o09 January. Corn steady: 42' January. Iork dull and nominal: 11 70@11 15 January, $11 87%@ 11 9im February. t Lard-7.725.@7.75 January, 7.80s7.823 February. Drys alt.d meats-Shoul ders 43. short rib 6, shorr clear 64. Union Stock Yards-Hogs-Ofltcial receipts ye.ter.lay 20876; estimated 12,000; market quiet and steady; light grades t4@4 10, heavy 04 10~ 4 0, F. _ _ _ LIzvrniooL. Dee. 22, 12:30 p. m.-Cotton drll and rasier; Middalig Iplands 6d: Mld lld Orleans 6 9-Cedt; raies 40o0' bl'es, of whi5fl',o orn; westrn winter n tw RIVEB INEWS. OFFICE NEW ORLEAli'S DEMOCRAT, I Sunday. Dec. ¶1. 1871. Arrlvals. Martha, St. John Era No. io, Cltrksvilla. Al vin, Isabel, Henry To''ete, Belle, Mary Ida, Qua chita Belle, St. John. Departures. Martha O. K. Peek. Blue Wing No. a. St John. Natchez, hart Able, C caries Morgau, H. . Yare e.r. Alvin, Henry Tote, Belle, Mary Ida, St. John. Storm No. a. To Arrive. Alvin Martha lower coast: Mary Ida, Henry Tote. (, K. Peek. Belle, Blue Wing No. 3. upper conet: Assumption W. J. I'oltevet St. Mary, Lalfownrhe Gov. Allen Ouahlita Belle, Bayc4, Sara; J. l. Hanna. Si. John, Baton Rouge; Cherokee Mary Houston. Cincinnati; La Belle. Col. A. i. Kouns. Alexandria. Maria Louise, iBed river; Gold Dust, Susie 'ilver, St. Louis: 'Frentoa' Tensas; Clara .. Bartholomew; John Wilson. Shannon, Ouachita; H. E. Lee Yazoo Valley. Vicksburg: Katie, Greenville; 'I'bomp son Deanr.James Howard. Memphis. Yesterday was a clear and pleasant day. ;Itainess quite lively. The heany fog of Friday night put all the packets behind comnsiderably, though they all managed to get away during the day, except the Ht *alry which steamer bad not arrived upto dark. Mho will be found at the landing this m irnlin, and will return to-day. The If. C Yeager had a big trip for St. Louis; the Morgan had also a fine trip. Three tlatbeats arrived from the Ohio yester da', loadsd with 421r barrels and oe6l bushels potatoes In bulk, and ate bales hay. The Robert Mitchell was to have left Cincin nail yesterday. TheGolden Crown leaves Tues dl~heel ant Thompson Dean will be here to leave Wednesday for Memphis and the bends. The James Howard follows Thursday. "Stories have beenm floating aroundthat three eighths of tim Kate Kinney had been disposed of at New Orleans at the proport.on of s5,e000 for the boat. The New Orleans DEMOCRAT. usually very reliable, kills all the .,o000e stories by the following: 'Capt. Joe Kinney has sold three-eighths of the Kate Kinney to Capt. Joe Dtodl at a valuation of $2o.10 for the whole boat.' " "The reported sale of a portion of the Kate Kinney, at New Orleans. is doubted consider ably at this port." The above paragraphs appear In the St. Louis Democ'rat of the 19th and 20th respectively. To which we answer that the saie of the Kate Kin n.er as stated by us, and quoted aboven. s bona fl and is duly recorded in the Custom-Hlouse of this city. The La Belle, unavoidably delayed. arrived too late to return yesterday, and the C. H. Dur fee was sent out in her stead. The fleet Katie is the Vicksburg and bend packet for to-morrow. The St. John leaves Wednesday at 12 m. for Baton Rouge J. P. McElroy in command. The itobt. E. Lee, leaving Tuesday. connects at Vlcks,,urg with the Anchor line for Memphis and St. Louis. The following are the departures in the Red River Transportation Company announced for the coming week: Bonnie Lee. Noah Seovell mster, to-morrow, to Minden. See special notice to Rad river shippers In an other column. The Martua and Alvin left for the lower coast yeste, day and the Isabel laid over. The Alvin will return to leave on time to-morrow, The Cherokee is the C., L. and N. O. Packet Company's steamer for Tuesday to the Ohio.un der the command of Capt. Geo. Wolf. Mr. A. Byors clerk. The Cherokee is a No. 1 boat, and in charge of exceedingly clever officers. The New Orleans and Ouachita Transporta tion Company's steamer Bastrop, Gus Hotlge masner. S. T. Goodwyn clerk, leaves to-morrow at r, p. m. for the Ouachita and Bayou Bartholo mew. The Era No. 10 not being ready to leave yes terday for Btauf river, lays over to Wednesday next, when she surely leaves. Capt. Tom Tay lor tl command. Ed. Freese clerk. The i8mpson Horner, with sixteen boats coal, arrived yesterday. The WI lie has been withdrawn from the Breuf river trade and leaves to-morrow at 5 p. m. for the Atchafalaya, In place of the Lessle Taylor. Capt. M. Kenison in command Capt. Eug. Quatrevaux clerk. Shippers can depend upon ier leaving as above. The St. Francis Belle leaves daily at 7:45 a. m. from Bienville street for Westwego, running in connection with the New Orleans and Texas Lailroad to Donaldsonville. The Blue Wing line steamer Belle, H. E. Har per master, J. E. Brou clerk. Ineaes to-mor row at 9 a. m, for the upper coast to Bonnet Carre. The Blue Wing No. a, J. A. Comstock master. Messrs. Wood and Dean clerks, leaves to-mor row at Ia a. m. for Donaldsonville and the Ash land plantation. The regular semi-weekly Bayou Lafourche packet W. J. Poitevent, U. D. Terrebonae in command, Gabe Block clerk, leaves to-morrow at io a. m.. promptly, for Thibodaux. The New Orleans and Gulf Transportation Company's steamer Alvin, W. T. Soovell mas ter, leaves to-morrow at 12 m., and the Martha, W. S. Bassett master. Tuesday at 12 m. Both boats go through to Port EBads and carry the United States mall. The Gov. Allen will leavoto.morrow at 5 p. m. for Bayou Sara. J. J. Brown master, S. S. Streck clerk. The John TI. Hanna leaves to-morrow at 5 p. m. for Plaquemine., Baton Rouge and all coast landings. F. Bergeron in command, E. B. Trinitad clerk. The Katie, J. W. Tobin master. W. N. Calmes and Alf Orissom clerks, leaves to-day at 5 p. m, for Vicksburg and all bend landings to Arkapolls. The semi-weekly Bayou La'ourche packet Assumption. P. A. Chariot master. N. Z. Dupuis clerk, leaves to-morrow at 5 p. m. for Laurel Valley. The Henry Tote J. F Aucoin master, M. H. Landry clerk, will arrive this evening and leave Tuesday at 10 a. m. for the coast and Donaldsonville, The M. I. daily line steamer Mary Ida, J. A. Ruiz in command, leaves Tuesday at in a. m. prompt y for the upper coastto Weham's. The superb Robert E. Lee, Wmin. Campbell master Messrs. McVay and Cannon clerks, leaves 'uesday, as usual,. for Vicksburg. The Bt. Mary Joe Dalferes in command, E. Nicolle clerk, leaves Tuesday at 5 p. m. for the coast and Laf,,urche. The regular weekly Bayou des Glales packet Big Sunflower, M. M. Dufour master. Alex. Trousdale clerk, leaves Tuesday at 5 p. m. Thie Onachita Belle, making semi weekly tkipe to Bayou Sara. will leave Wednesday. The Yazoo Valley, for Vicksburg and the Ya zoo leaves Wednesday. The New Orleans and Ouachlta Transporta tion Company's steamer John Wilson leaves Wednesday for Ouachita City, carrying the United Stat's mail. [By Telegraph.] NATCHEZ. Dec. 21.-To F. J. Winburn, agent, 3as Nacnez street: 8tearner Garrett and barges will arrive Sunday night. J. K. BOOTH., Measter. Exchange CUlppings. Cincinnati Enquirer, Dec. 2o: Capt. Frank Oakes' new propeller. Bapid Transit, will leave for New Orleans this morn ing. She takes several barges of produce in tow below here. Capt. Alex. M. Halliday goes south on the Raid Transit. Sam Fosner left for New Orleans by rail last night to take charge of the engines of the Clara 8. Courier-Journal, December 20: The two new boats now being built by the fa mous Howards of Jeffersonville, for Capt. Can non and Capt. Tobin, are assuming mammoth and graceful proportions. They will no doubt be the fastest boats ever built, and which wi 1 be the fastest of to.e two yet remains to be found out. It will. we think, be a case of "nib and tuck" between the two; and if there's anything in a name. we ex pe.t to hear from the Cannon when she goes off. St. Louis Re ub ican, December 20: There Is no Ice in the way of steamboats all the way to LaSalle at the head of iavigatiOn on the Il nois,.to Desrtort on the Uptper X1 sis sippi, nor in the Missouri. pprhaps as far as St. Joseph. This is an unexpectedly,serene condition of weather and 'navigation, but unfortunately steamboat companies are taking ye, y little ad vantage of the Doon: so kindly proffered thein by nature. ; Only one steamer runs to Keokuk, and none above Nales, and there is no boat plying hence to the Missouri. There is a good stage of water in the Upper Miessissippi and Illinois. Messrs. Huas, Loomis & Co.. ice merchants of this city, have purehased the right for this State, Arkansas and " en, essee to menufacture artifi cial ice b a new patent process, that of Pictet, a Swiss. They will soon erect works here to manufacture the article, and think that they can discount maturea considerab:e per cent in pro ducing the coveted cales for summer consump tion; - M.emphis Avalanche, December 21: The hull of the old Mary Houston and the harg Schenok. one loaded with pr lduce and the other with 7?atqns of hay noam Vevay, Ind., are at the islands above and go with Ironsides ThrIion Mountain asf0 irges arrived yes terday and pltoff a lot of oats.ana Pitsburg ware i 4 . I .. e T sh her of ao atdrn port and New Orlean . three boats are now rUn ninE from here and two in the NeW Orlbane trade, and the craft was never larger or better, The Gold Duet passed ,lown night before last Inaded flat, and left her fuel boat here, ie passed Cairo with leos than' a carso, but at ik Inn a corn pile below there sl'e fi led chuck full, The J. N. Roberts, with her Muskingnm pro duce barge, has gone up the Yawoo on a trading trip. ENGINEERS TAKE NOTICE. to kgaet Diceoiy rf ti 8gO. CASEi'Y'S 1T AID DI C1MPOIEUD TO PREVENT BELTS FROM BLIPPING. No Friction. No Tearing. 25 Per Cent Gained ha Power. 50' Per Cent Saved in Wear. No establishment where Belting is used Can Afford to be Without It, IS NOW 1EIING USElD T : N. J. GAY A CO., (. H. ALlEN. FOERSLTER MARGAtE r'S Bakery J. J. WItIREtLING, HENRY & DUNN. A. MARTIN, HENRIY OTIS. P. J.FLANAGHAN L'iO 'E & CO LA. RIOE MILLS, STAR GINNEAY. A. A. MAGINNISB' SONS,. Liberal diseount to the trade. For sale by I. L. LYONS, CORNER OF CAMP AND GRAVIER, Wholesale Di uggist and Importer. BOVIE VACCINE VIRUS, Received dally by I. L, LYONS, Gorner Camp and Gravler streets aoI8 ly _9_________ KELLEY'S ISLAND Wine Company. DRY CATAWBA, PORT SHERRY, SWEET CATAWBA, MUSCAT, ANGELICA, CLARET, IN WOOD AND IN GLAMs. CHAMIPANES. These Wines are better and cheaper than foreign importations, They havebeen analysed by the experienoed chemist and Professor of Chemistry in the University of Louisiana, Dr. Joseph Jones, who pronounces them free from Impurities, and recommends their use for me dicinal purposes,. SHROPSHIRE & CO., 18 SOUTH PETERS ST. noll SOLE SOUTHERN AGENTS. CHRISTMAS I NEW YEAR I The undersigned resp"ctfnily Balls the atten tfon of ladies and gentlemen to his INANIFICEIN r ASSORTMl NT -oF CILOTHS AND MATERIALS FOR SUITS, And partirularly, his PATTERNS FOR VESTS. These articles are suitable for the Holidays, and are disposed of at reasonable prices. A. GEIGER, 88........... Cbartres Street..........3...5 delstja2 Corner Cuntomhouse st. PUBE KCiNTItCKY WHlI.KIEC. We are the manufacturers' agents in this cfty, for the sale and distribution of the celebrated J. A. MILLER ('HICKEN COCK Bourbon and Rye Whiskies, made at Paris, Bourbon county, Kentuckv. so well known to the trade generally, and warranted to Give en tire satisfaw'ion. Their perfect manufacture, from carefully selected grains, pure properties, superior cooperage and rapid improvement constantly, make these whiskies the mostde alrable and profitable to buyers, dealers and consumers generally. It is our aim to protect the trade; hence our sales will be made at wholesale only and the celebrated well known J. A. MILLER CHICKEN COCK Kentucky Whiskies can be obtain' d at retail and wholesale from most of New Orleans grocers and de lera. MILLER, DOLHONDE & CO.. del 2m 68. 70 and 72 Tchoupitoulas street. SULLIVANf & BULGItR, PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS, 97 Camp Street, New Orleans. GAS FIXTURES AND RANGES At New York Prices. The finest assortment of Gas Fixtures in the South. WASHSTANtDS, BATH-TUBS AND PUMPB Five of the most popular patterns of Cooking Banges. Lead iron and tin lined Pipe of all sizes. Gas Fitting an Plumbing done with dispatoh. ee9 6m GUNNY BAGS AND DUNDEE BAGS. 30,000 EXTRA LARGE GUNNY BAGS. 20o ooo Extra Large DUNDEE BAGS. oooo0,000 Extra Large BURLAP BAG8. 10,000ooo Extra Large MEAL BAGS. In lots to suit by WM. DILLON. dels lm 107 P. ,ydras street. AM. OCalma. O. CAasaI. . L. O aamus. OaL J. O.amasa A. CABRIERE & SONS, COMMISSION MERCHANTS Corner Royal ad Caustmbause Iiberal Advanesm made 2 Oonsanmeat k our t1an in LO$DON. ZIVfPOOL. awls mod k A VRU aR nnwynwan'? New Orleans Savings Institutiom NII. 1S Canal $LrsTt. TBIITZmm: A. MOULTON, 3. A. PALFNY,. CARL OEHN, T. L. BAYNZ, DAVID URQU'HAT, GBOGBE JONAS, JOHN O. GAINE8. THOS. A. ADAMS, THOS. A. CLA. E.CHRISBT'N SCNELMaS OHA. s. LESED8, AMUrEL JAMn Itm.etA ivd on nDpost. xi. UQURBa . PresidemL OffA. KueAW.1 . frdEUrav arui wla Esab.Labed le. P. O. .Bx Iot WHITE'S GINiERY, Omce a1 UntoU. near odelet street Te cOTTON FACVres AN VARYII musln 'rE ,,,--grm+ .; BAGGING, TIER, TWINE and DRITAGI farnrhbed PREE sinee II Rartue wibhia to know the sa*i ms$ eli Ootoa gnnmed at 'WlHTW s G 0e M mh t sess wll paeashmaumatothe fuu ` hr uu-:I1D~-yl~DtI~IL~~ CHBIIRITM.A.8I A GRAND DISPLAY -AT THE- TIIDB PIALAI 147 CANAL STREET, aetwe.. B..n.uw ad Dasspe NEW OBLEANS," Our Jewelry Departseat, IN THE MOST COMPLETE II SWB LEANS. We sell only the BEST ROLLED COID GOODS, and lower than any other hIl" Also French BARNET, BUBBIB. OUNIX LULOID CORAL. BHELL end 1 JEWELR., at prices not to be egh SA any other firmn. Bohemian OGlas and Clhia Wt'' Rlob VABES8, at re., 75o. up to. 4a Elegant TOILET BETS, at Noo. up to hea mhi.a OASPIDORS. 75o. up to S1 a. French China TETE-A-ETE BII TS ee.. BSMOERS' BETS, goo. CARD RECEIVERS. etc. SPECIAL BAROAINS IN THIS DE1P Album and Leather G(*od Deps r A beautiful flfty-'pleture ALBUM, for N Twenty different st, lee of ALBUMS. flor neo. Fifty different styles of ALBUMS, randal $I up to $2S each. The most superb colleetimon tbt States. Autograph ALBUMB. anarto else, se. RuBoesia Leather POOKET-BOOr., ae, . 60, es86e, $1 up to $8. MUSIC FOLIOS, with spring badik, Io oa ,: BACKGAMMON BOARD, complet, wlt and Checkers. only goo. WORKBOXES and DESKS, from ree, p o STANDARD WORIl., as Diekeam. Holmes, Mrs. Harlan. f0t asOh. Works of all the celebrated poets, aly eah All these books are elegantly beasd. TOY BOOKS, from loo. to t se esaot. Human Hair and Tellert (6 d , Real French HAIR BBAIDS, for IA. Twenty-six inches long HAIR BBA1DY , EUBLB. FRIZZETS, PUFS. ste. (We have just received from auoatlo a 00oc HUMAN HAIB BWITOKIg, Ia.A shall give our customers the be I* det low purchase.) FLORENCE HAIR, Hat and Cloth Bresl.. TOILET MIRROBRS, with rubber bauki gur Mac. to $1 75. Rich DRESSING OASES, for ladies san men, very suitable for presents, fro to 12. Cutlery and Silverware Six steel KNIVES with FOBRS, for Sl Finer goods at oc. to ! per set. ; 1 Six silver-plated TE4RPOONS, for W "' ' r:-. Sx silver-plated TABLEr4POONS, for Six silver-plated TABSLEOBRIS. for tIe ,, Finer grades at 96. to N S per a ' 5 8ilver-plated five-bottle CASTOB. te Ia .r Bilver-plated NAPKIN BING, for Ia tOM*., 8ix Ivory NAPKIN BINGS, for atue ol e - A Very Larpe Don u4s Toy. BUY DOLLS HERE AND SAVE MOA'L; WAX DOLLS. from toe. up to $0, variety of over 100 styles. CHINA DOLLS. from loo. to 2. KID DOLL BODIES. 1, $1 2. Ps 6. DOLL HEADS. anll sizes. from n. to Wax. Biscuit, tubber and Cbhi, In te Toy LfIt We have everything what pleasei tlp both GCrlshina TEA l up po . Brittania TEA SUs.Itromspito . e KITCHEN SETSBI'ETO . and never get odt of order. Claadefl's celebrated A ld aql BLOS, from le. up to i. .l1 the la est novelties In MONEY BAMKS, TBUNRH. DOJL etc.. TOOL CHESTS, from we. up t~ GAMEs-Anm sngs and Iurust .; DOMINO. BACEGAMON. P GREAT REPUBLICO, 088IN.0., and fifty other games. from 256 up to*. In addition to the above soode we thousands of other articles Please remember that we: se carved Walnut BRACKETS from l gue also. WALL POCKETS. MATCH 8 LOOKING-GLAbSSE, sins a bfi1T. Beet UMBRELLA In town only s. Velvet and Gilt EASEL P.AMM which cannot be dpluleted d.ese l.a LAMPS. GOBLETS, et6. ENGLISH POCVR MIV'at I will please you. Merchaate will nadi ft to thi br ol us. : Wyottm+ . s , + 4O1··. QPRO-Qgt~~g SSSF~r H 'E~~~a 1* f