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W J aratl fa the State of aIslna.m ll Juernal of the City of New Orlens. 0 *o., 109 .an.er Street. O - eO W. DUPRE & CO., PROPRIETORS. OGORGE W. DUPRE, G, O. R3 I)ABSEY, JOHN AUGUSTIN , ALBERT O. JANIN. BATES OF SUBSCBIPTION.L The Daily Democrat. o ........................sle Sths. . oo00 Months ............... 2 50 M onth ........................ toage, one year ................. Payable in Advance. The Weekly Demoorat. Ihe Weekly Democrat, a large ei.ht-Dale rwill be furnished to subscribers at the t M E yUeing. rates: te ......................." - SPayable in Advance. L, 1. HEABEEY......... .... EDIToR , 1IW OsLaUra, DaCEIMII 24, ISs. The possible war between England and P lassia would bear some resemblance to a sroL k eychange fight-it would be a bull and Sars struggle. The Democratic Senatorial Convention of .the Fourth District, to nominate a candidate or the State Senate, to fill the vacancy caused 1)7 the resignation of Mr. Eustis, meets to day. There has been a very great indiffer e mBss manifested in this important election by the voters of the district Nevertheless, we . ;I*VB ieaird none but entirely acceptable men ~attkoned for the nomination, and we are IYw5sfied, therefore, that a representative a:ans will be put forward. The most promi mIet candidates are Capt. Chas. E. Fenner, as. McConnell, Esq., Cornelius O'Donnell, Esq., Hon. Randell Hunt and Chas. Chaffe, siq. Any one of these gentlemen will, we =Ijl eve, honestly represent the District and the State in the Legislature, and we shall ihseerflly support any one of them. A number of female employes of the Na iloalm Bureau of Engraving and Printing r1lte to a lady in Washington, a wife of one the members of Congress, a most terrible of the inner workings of the Bureau. Syoung girls, they write, who entered department pure and innocent three or months ago are now ruined. The most r proposals are made to all the in n the department, and they are per hated beyond belief by the devils in charge. fine, this letter charges the Bureau with lg completely rotten, a most dangerous lace for any woman to trust herself in. This is not the first time that this very a4arge has been made. It has been whispered . hundred times before, and strange confirm y circumstances adduced in its sup it The employes who write this let Sexpress their willingness to testify on this ub.ject, and to prove ithe truth of the qharges, if an earnest investigation be made, .ot one meant to cover up the iniquities of 4hose in charge of the Bureau. It is to be brped that the whole matter will be thor hly investigated. It is said that it will be. ~ 'leter alluded to has been turned over to IA appropriate Congressional Committee, whbih proposes to demand that Senator Sher Snan look into the workings of this very sus ibklous department at once. Naval affairs are to be investigated, thor eughly investigated, and we may expect, herefore,' in a short time to have a full *ketih of Robeson's peculations. The Com ditttee on Naval Affairs, seeing the gigantic k before it in this investigation, has dilded into no less than nine sub-commit tes, each of which will constitute itself a ;*telal committee of investigation for one iiruanch of the department. There are, there fori, nine naval investigating committees sn the pay of the navy, on navy yards and their management, on contracts, on the in Spection, custody and sale of ships, on the esent condition of the navy, on expendi , etc. It is the intention of the chair of each of these sub-committees to make thorough and searching investigation into he workings of the department and the .rsent condition of its finances. This is investigation with a vengeance. When Fernando Wood, the other day, pro Qosed that all the Congressional committees a~-otil be made investigation committees, #he .epubllicans opposed it on the ground that there had been enough investigation into ej 1al misconduct already, and that over o1000 olumes of reports Of investigations had . eas published without any good effects re S.ltlng therefrom. The Republicans suc eowded in defeating the resolution by filibus Si.ing. Notwithstanding this defeat the 4laval sub-committees will proceed with their 'work; there is no lack of subjects for them to nvestigate. The people of the province of New South W ales, Australia, have petitioned England bfr a man-of-war. They propose to pay the e penses of equipping and running it if the :jo nter country will only furnish the craft. <Australia is so far from England that the Iltter keeps neither troops nor vessels in Shlt colony. The various governments of Australla are, in fact, less dependent on Great Blita1n and more autonomous than even CIanada. They have governments of their own, militia of their own, and now they pro pose to have a navy of their own. It is s.iw that the other colonies are willing to chlb 'ith New South Wales in this man-of-war transaction. Then comes the question, if a ,vy in common, why would it not be a good for them to have postoffices, mints and sthouses, too, in common-in fact, a pral government, like that of Canada? A b has been proposed before, and has al * s been popular in Australia. It has been 'prevented hitherto by two circumstances sly. The more important of these is the ~r~Iai difference of the tariff system in Sew South Wales and Victoria, the two wealtiest and most populous of the col Victoria has adopted a protective New South Wales free trade. The objectioa is that Queensland permits a of semi-slavery in the importation of that the other colonies will not toler BIoth these objectionsi however, can be o merne and led-ctora is de e r v tad* std 946t A her coolies at any cost. All things point, therefore, to a confederation of the Australian colonies. These number already 3,000,000 inhabitants, and are doubling their population in the un precedented short period of ten years. The country is flourishing, prosperous, and un affected by the hard times that prevail every where else. Such a confederation, which circumstances now make imperative, would soon be followed by the. complete disruption of all connection with Great Bri'aln. The ties that unite the Australian colonies to England are slight indeed. They are over 10,000 miles away, are nearly autonomous, are without dan gerous neighbors, and are dependent wholly on their own resources for everything, even to manufactured goods. The people are strongly Democratic in sentiment, and their government bears far: greater resemblance to ours than it does to that of England. There is little doubt, that in a very short time the Australian colonies will develop into a United States of Australia, and blossom into a strong Anglo-Saxon empire in the Southern Hemis. phere. The Commissioner of Indian Affa irs has been examining the various estimates of the number of Indians in this country, and finds that the oft-told tale of the extinction of the Red man by his proximity with the whites is a wild creation of some imaginative novelist. Notwithstanding wars and massacres in numerable, small-pox and bad whisky, in do d fiance of the ill treatment of our aborigines by the post traders and agents, the Indians of this country are not fading away, in fact, are actually increasing in numbers. It is found that the Cherokees, who num bered 12,395 in 1809, now number 21,076. The other semi-civilized Indian tribes have in creased with the same rapidity, and even the savage tribes show a decided increase in numbers. The Iroquois, notwithstanding the many particularly bloody wars they have waged with the whites, are now more numer ous than they were a century ago. The Sioux show a yearly excess of births over deaths of twenty-two in a thousand', while most of the other Indian tribes have as good a showing. The reports of the Indian and census departments show 254,300 savages in this country in 1860, 294,574 in 1865 and 313,712 in 1870, which is a more rapid increase than civilized France enjoys to-day. There is no reason, therefore, to believe that the Indians are threatened with extinction. The race is tougher than most persons have been led to believe. It has endured wars innumerable, massacres, removals from one reservation to another, and hardships of every kind, and yet to-day is as numerous as it was a century ago, which neither Spain nor Roumania can boast. A race that has endured as much as the In dians of this country have, is not destined to complete extinction, as the story books tell us; it has a future ahead, if it be only properly treated by the government. NOTES. -The Raleigh (N. C.) Obserner is inclined to favor biennial sessions of Congress. --The citizens of Newport, Ky., want the convict labor of the State utilized in improv ing the rivers. --It is a singular coincidence that all of the national ships lost in the last decade were named after Indian tribes, viz: Saranac, Saginaw, Idaho and Huron. -The huge granite monolith which sup ports the equestrian statue of Peter the Great at St. Petersburg, Russia, was rolled from Finland on cannon balls. -An ecclesiastical authority estimates that, in round numbers, there are now in England and Wales 13,500 church benefices, and that their annual net value is $15,000,000. -San Francisco fishermen complain that the sea lions, which are protected by law, are increasing so rapidly and are so destructive of fish that they are endangering the needed supply of food for the citizens. -The recent decision of the Georgia Su preine Court that a murderer, in order "to be too drunk to form the intent to kill, must be too drunk to form the intent to shoot," knocks the pins from under many a homicide and leaves him dangling without a support. -During 1876, 108,771 Italians emigrated to America. According to the statistics, 80,000 of this grand total are set down as temporary tourists, the rest as permanent settlers. -Texarkana is on the borders of Texas and Arkansas. The line separating the States runs through the centre of the town or towns, for there are two, with distinct, independent governments. -The total assessed value of taxable proper ty, real and personal, in North Carolina this year is $148,5(4,557, a falling off of $3,981,466 from last year's valuation. The real estate is now assessed at $1,088,401 less than last year. -A thrifty woman in East Boston had her son, a dozen years of age, arrested for steal ing an armful of wood. He was sent to the House of Industry for six months, and she thus saves the expense of keeping him during the winter and spring. --Philadelphia Times : Blaine and Conk ling have tumbled into each other's arms after twelve years of sullen estrangement that refused recognition of each other. Who will say that the Hayes pacification policy is a failure now ? -" Let us-peaceably if we can, or forcibly if we must-persuade Mexico to keep her thieves at home; but whatever we do, let us not link our fortunes and our fame with a race which seems to have all the vices of bar barism and civilization and few of the virtues of either.-[St. Louis Republican. - Lynchburg (Va.) Newi : The skeleton of a man supposed to have been drowned during the freshet of 1870 was washed up by the freshet and found on the banks of the Shenan doah, in Page county, last week. On the flats of the same river, in Shenandoah county, a Spanish coin of 1725 was washed up. -A sensation is promised in the trial of young Rothschild, of Cincinnati, accused of murdering his mistress, Bessie Moore, in Texas. It is said that Bessie, alive, will be produced in the texas court when her lover is arraigned for her murder. But the body found was positively identified by relatives and friends of the girl. -Senator Gordon, of Georgia, has received the silver salver given him by "Columbia women," and in acknowledgment writes: "What of assistance I have been able to con tribute to the relief of your State from the evils of misgovernment, was rendered to a people bound to those who sent me here by every tie of kindred, of interest, of deathless memories and enduring sympathies. I shall treasure tibeautiful gift through. life.as.a memorial of South .Carollna's new birth, and of the too geaeruw tribute peid to me by her d tmae f h i it s m prit render In the time of her disthes and humilla tion." -Mr. James T. Farley, 'California's new Senator, owes his election chiefly to his pos session of large wealth. It is simply telling the truth to say he never would have been a candidate had he not been rich. IIe is likely to make a creditable Senator. Previous to his election he announced his unflinching opposition to subsidies of all kinds, and to "anything that approaches repudiation." lie confesses that the financial question has bothered him a good deal, but he thinks Mr. Tilden's letter of acceptance is afair expres sion of his own views. Tariff Reform. [Courier-Journal.] WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.-The members of the sub-committee. consisting of Messrs. Wood, of New York, Gibson, of Louisiana, Tucker of Virginia, Banks, of Massachusetts, and Burchard, of Illinois, appointed by the Ways and Means Committee to consider the subject of a revision of the tariff and internal revenue tax, have been busily engaged at their work during the recess,, and will probably report early in January. They have had before them a number of representatives of differ ent interests, such as silk, wool, sugar, iron, medicine, &c. They decline to give out any of their conclusions at this time, but it is probable that their report will be a large re duction of articles liable to duty and a mod erate reduction of duties on the leading arti cles of consumption. It is believed that this can be done without injury to the revenue. Messrs. Tucker and Burchard have the inter nal revenue taxes under consideration. It is believed that they will advise a reduction of the taxes on whisky and tobacco, and the re imposition of the income taxes, so that the Eastern States may bear their share of the burden of taxation. The bill will probably be moderate in scope, as no extreme radical changes could pass the gauntlet of the Senate or the presidential veto. The Moffett Register, IAugusta Chronicle and Constitutlonalist.l The government of Virginia is highly pleased with the operations of the Moffett bell punch in that State. A bill for its intro duction into Tennessee is now pending in the Legislature at Nashville, and the New Or leans DEMOCRAT clamors for its adoption in Louisiana. It seems to furnish an easy and effective mode of raising revenue, and its success in Virginia will raise up advocates of it in most Southern States. For some years oast the great garrison and naval towns of England have been placed under the operation of what is called the Con tagious Diseases act, and the result has been that the number of men in the army inca pacitatel by disease fell in such places from 70 per 1000 in 1867 to 29 per 1000 in 1875. The largest bell in the world is in the tem ple of Clars, in Kioto, Japan. Unlike the great bells in Pekin and Moscow, it is whole, and its tone is as perfect and as sweet as when first suspended. Where and by whom it was cast is not known. Chinese and Sanscrit characters completely cover it. but they are not translatable by Japanese scholars. It is twenty-four feet high and sixteen inches thick at the rim. It has no clapper, but is struck by a sort of wooden battering ram on the inside. WAGONS ! CANE CARTS ! SPOKES! H. N. SORIA, 18 and 20 Union and 15 and 17 Perdido streets. Sole Agent for the celebrated "STUDEBA KER" WAGONS, CARTS and SPRING WORK of all kinds and sizes. Dealer in Philadelphia and Western Cane Wagons. Carts and Drays; Timber Wheels; Wheelbarrows of all descriptions; Spokes. Fel loes. Hubs, bhafts, etc.; Wheelwright material. Orders promptly filled. All work warranted. de2 1m MEETING OF THE FOURTH DISTRIUT SENATORIAL CONVENTION. Rooms DEMOCRATIC-CONSERVATIVE PARISH COMMITTEE. New Orleans, December 24, 1877. The delegates to the Fourth District Sena torial Convention will meet THIS DAY. Decem ber 24. at 12 o'clock m., at the court-room of the Sixth Justice of the Peace., corner of St. Mary and Camp streets. WM. H. MERKEL, Chairman Special Committee of Parish Com mittee. 1e24 lt* 130...........Canal Street..........130 NEW GOODS -FOR- ;HE HOLIDAYS. JUVENILES AT REDUCED PRICES. English Chatterbox .................. ....... so American Chatterbox........................ so Chatterbox Juni.)r ........................... 75 Little Folks ...- .......... ............. $1 25 Lilliput Lander Peep Show........... ... 1 on Happy Days. elegantly hound.. -........ 1 50 And lots of children's books reduced from $1 o to ................................... 1 00 English Poets, full gilt...... ............ 1 (0 We have an elegant display of FINE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. THE RHINE, illustrated, ITALY, illustrated. INDIA, illustrated, HELIOTYPE ART VOLUMES, MUSEE FRANCAISE, illustrated, ANCIENT MARINER. Dore, ALL THE STANDARD POETS, WRITING DESKS, PORTFOLIOS. PAPETERIES. Latest styles at reduced prices. Our goods are all NEW and FRESH. de23 2t EYRICH'S, 130 Canal. OFFICE CHIEF OF POLICE, New Orleans, December 21,1877. All persons are hereby notified that the city ordinances prohibiting the use of FIREARMS and dangerous fireworks will be strictly en forced during the approaching holidays, and all persons violating same will be promptly arrested and dealt with according to law. THOS. N. BOYLAN, Chief of Police. de22 5t NEW GOODS. J. LEVOIS & JAMIISON, No. 126 Can.A Street. We are in receipt, by the steamers Memphis ani Nurnberg, of the fullest line of LADIES' CHEMISES of the celebrated make of A. Du. suzeaux. CORSETS of entirely new styles and shapes from Farcy & Oppenheim. CHEMISE BANDS in a variety of patterns. Embroidered Leno and Lawn HANDKER CHIEFS, in white and colored. Also a large assortment of Ladies' and Chil dren's Colored HOSE, all of our own selection in Paris, and will be offered at lower prices than ever before. We have received by same steamers eighty desen CHARVET SHIRTS. J. LEVoYI NOTICE OF ELECTION. OFFI.cof IV S.gBIPF, PARIsH or ORLEANS, New Orleans. December 16, 1877. ' By and under authority of a writ of election to me directed on the twelfth day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven by his excellency Francis T. Nicholls, Governoi of the State of Lonisiana Notice is hereby given that AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD in conformity with act No. 8s of the extra session of 1877, on SATURDAY, THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF DECEMBER, one thousand eighth undred and seventy-seven, to fill a vacancy in the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana. caused by the resignation of the Hon. James B. Eustis. Senator from the Fourth Senatorial District. composed of the Tenth and Eleventh Wards of the city of New Orleans. THOMAS H. HANDY, Civil Sheriff of the Parish of Orleans. dels td BOARD OF LIQUIDATION. STATE OF LOUISIANA, Now Orleans. December 17, 1877. I hereby give notice that the following appli cation has been filed in this office for the funding of the following enumerated Bonds. ALLEN JUMEL, Auditor and ex-offlcio Secretary of the Board. MESSRS. ANTOINE DUBUCLHT AND WILL. A. STRONG. Bonds issued under act 182 of 1857, be longing to the Seminary Fund ........ $13,0oo Bonds issued to Vicksburg. Shreveport and Texas Railroad Company and be longing to the Seminary Fund........ 1,000 Total......... ........................... $137000 deles t27 CANCELLATION OF BOND. STATE OF LOUISIANA. Executive Department. Whereas, GEORGE W. DUPRE, of the city of New Orleans, has applied to me for the cancel lation of a bond of ten thousand dollars, sub scribed by George W. Dupre & Co. as principals, with John A. Walsh and P. O. Fazende, also of said city, each for the sum of five thousand dol lars, as securities, dated March 28, 1877, and con ditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of said George W. Dupre & Co. as State Printer, under act No. 49 of the regular session of 1877, in pursuance of a contract executed before W. J. Castell, notary public, in the city of New Orleans, bearing date the twenty-eighth day of March, 1877. Now, therefore, I, FRANCIS T. NICHOLLS, Governor. of the State of Louisiana, have thought proper to issue this, my proclamation, in order to give notice to all persons therein interested to show cause, in writing,. at the office of the Secretary of State. in the city of New Orleans, within ninety days from and after the last publication hereof, why the said bond should not be cancelled and annulled, and the securities above named discharged from any further liabilities in the premises. Witness my signature and the seal of the State of Louisiana, at the city of New Orleans, this seventh day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven. FRANCIS T. NICHOLLS. Governor of the State of Louisiana. By the Governor: WILL A. STRONG, Secretary of State. des 30t CANCELLATION OF BOND. STATE OP LOUISIANA, Executive Department. S Whereas. STEVEN LE BOURGEOIS, of the parish of Livingston, has applied to me for the cancellation of a bond, dated November 12,1875, drawn by him, the said Steven Le Bourgeois, as principal, with Baxter Folder, G. D. Wells. A. Lobell, S. R. Scivique. Joseph H. Allen, Jesse T. Felder, R. Allen. W. L. Jones.. Levi Spiller. William S. Davis and A. M. Davidson, as secu rities, also of said parish of Livingston. for the sum of six thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of said Steven Le Bourgeois as Tax Collector of the parish of Livingston. Now. therefore, I, FRANCIS T. NICHOLLS, Governor of the State of Louistana. have thought proper to issue this my proclamation, with the view of giving public notice to all per sons therein interested, to show cause, in writ ing, at the office of the Secretary of State, in the city of New Orleans, within ninety days after the last publication hereof, why said bond should not be cancelled and annulled. and the securities therein discharged from any further liabilities in the premises. Given under my signature and the seal of the State of Louisiana. at the city of New Orleans.this first day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven. FBANCIS T. NICHOLLS. Governor of the State of Louisiana. By the Governor: WILL. A. STRONG. Secretary of State. de4 30t BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS. SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE, Dec. 10, 1877. Pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Di rectors, a COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION of applicants for position as tea;.ers in the Pub li" Schools will be held if the Frankliihkr.ALd l ho-se, St. Charles street on THURSDAY, 27th, ald FRIDAY, 28th inst. at 9 a. m. This examination is/ for Grammar and pri mary Grades, and is Bpen to applicants who, by reason of absence fro m the city, or for any other cause, failed to sec re certificates of qualifica tion in the Septem,%er examination. Applicants are rkequired to send written notice to the Superinjendent's office, 20. Gity Hall, prior to the examination. stating their names, residence, e p$erience, and the certificates of qualification, at present held by them. By order, of the Committee on Teachers. WM. O. ROGERS. de13 td !Chief Superintendent Public Schools. OTICE TO BONDHOLDERS. BOARD OF LIQUIDATION, State of Louisiana, New Orleans, December 17, 1877. I hereby give notice that a SPECIAL MEET ING of this Board will be held on THURSDAY, December 27. 1877. at 12 o'clock m., at the Speak er's Room, State-House. ALLEN JUMEL. Auditor and ex-officio Secretary of the Board. dels lot NOTICE TO DELINQUENT TAX AND LICENSE PAYERS. OFFICE STATE TAX COLLECTOR, FIRST DISTRICT, No. 47 Carondelet street, New Orleans, December 16,1877. On the 20th of December, at 12 m., I will, as required by law, make my final yearly settle ment of tax collections, and will deliver to the Auditor the roll of delinquent taxpayers in the First District, for record in the office of the Recorder of Mortgages, whereupon the prop erty upon which taxes have not been paid be comes FORFEITED TO THE STATE. On the 20th of December I will also deliver to the Assistant Attorney General, as instructed, the lists of delinquent taxpayers for the years 1873, 1874 and 1875, and a list of all DELIN QUENT LICENSE PAYERS FOR THE YEAR 1877, whereupon suit will be instituted. Notice is given that INTEREST FROM THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER, REDEMPTION FEES and all EXPERSES will be aolleted upon pp tagent safid a ier bquember5),1 ass. WHY NOT BUTY ----FROM--- THE IMPORTERS? WHO WILL PRESENT YOU WITH A BEAUTIFUL TEA CANISTER WITH EVERY POUND OF THEIR 5 CE T TE GREEN, BLACK OR MIXED. THIS TEA WILL BE FOUND EQUAL TO ANY TEA SOLD AT A DOLLAR A POUND BT DEALERS. HONG KONG TEA CO., HONG KONG BUILDING, 89 CANAL STREET, Near Chartres Street, and 179 POYDRAS STREET, Near Carondelet Street. WE PARCH ALL DAY, and still are able to sell FRESH ROASTED RIO AT 25 CENTS, to equal any sac Coffee elsewher. N. B.-The public is invited to exnmine the much talked of TELEPHONE, which operateeth, electric wires specially built for the Hong Kong Tea Company. de , SANTA CLAUS -AT THE PALAIS ROYAL1 .I 137 Canal street. WONDERFUL AND IMMENSE DISPLAY -OF NEW TOYS AND HOLIDAY NOVELTIES. , iF'rench and Biseuit iDoll •% FROM ONE DOLLAR UP. OPEN ALL DAY TO-DAY. Get our Holiday Catalogue with full description. fia t 0 ONO V1A ·4) CE, D r yam M p4 ca 42 JAA FM4 y o C a co s0,ý SANTA CLA }' Headquart ris, AT TH PARISIAN BAZALAB, 131...... Can Street.......1381 THE LARGEST AND HANDSOMEST AS SORTMENT OF TOYS! TOYSF VELOCIPEDESI WAGONS! HORSES! CAR- RIA GES ! Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! BOHEMIAN GLASS WARE, IMAJOLICA AND BISCUIT WARE, ETCL Ex-Steamship "Nuremberg" just arrived, 5000 LBS. FRENCH BONBON8t -AND CRYSTALIZED FRUIT! The public is respectfully invited to an in. spection of the Parisian Bazaar. deli 2dp tjal VICTOR NIPPERT. CARPET WAREHOUSE, .7....-Chartres Street.......... 19 We are receiving large additions tyour stour We NOW SELL AT AND UNDER PRIOM CHARGED BEFORE THE WAR. AXMINSTER. Wilton Velvet BODY BRUSSELS, Tapestry. a ply. INGRAINS, Venetians, Hemp. FLOOR OIL CLOTHS, Window Shades. Table and Piano Covers, Curtain Materials. Lace and Nottingham Curtains. Trimmings. etc., etc. sesosm 2dp A. BROUSZBAU 4A 0& AMERICAN WALTHAM WATCHES. SILVER CASED, $14 and upward. GOLD CASED, $5 and upward.