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EW ORLEANS AILY DEMOCAT
OFFYIAL JOURNAL O0 THE STATE O0 LOUtISIAA AND F0 THE CITY OP lNEW ORLEANL.
SVO. I11-NO. 8. NEW ORLEANS, TIIU1SI)AY, DECEMBER 27, 1877--I)OUBLE ShIEET AND SUPPLEMENT. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
OA APITAL NOTES.
. AWIAIV OU AAm.. nPENY THr t11.
. M. Al To PROPOPEnD CAnI
NEIT lOANORb.
yl llegards Them as Itndlapen.aile.
m m lk4elar.lHee Mi Deltern.mnatlon to
Iteald by TIhet to the and.
tfiteeial to the T)montn'rat.]
aWnttuuatOtoN. Dfee~2e.--'hn Ist will lIthllIh
ltl.ews to-mortow with HFihnre and I n.rls,
Whleh both deny most positively the rrnir
Iathafl beaen rettlat en conrerning Istanarns
1 the Ahbitdet Mr, Hayes regards his reform
f atti as alry just begun, and deriares that
e11i WIll 1igh it tout onthis line, If it tWiee four
rye rarcd F1tvarts and Hehuri as his most
il>giaspeaslablside--catunp. und will stand by
them toltho ehd, Mr. Haryeealid to a friend on
~1g return from New York, that much pressure
heA been exerted to pruetudln him ngainst
iutrhutesd ~verts, and that lie had been strong
4: advlied by very near friends to dlsplace
slom his Oabinet, but he declared that
telrGn e rots had not impresseo him in the
mt rI AlT WOTIOTa.T To MARa1.a:M.
l It l Regard to t he. Approach
-- U twatlen at Northera 'on the iulf.
t, Dec. 9n.-The Uqerlintendent of
uryey has just Issued the following
lri: The following indlonflo.ne
t aite itproac.h and duration of
eK i outjeasters in the (tulf of Mexico,
i` i ,y Lieut. It. D. Hitchcoek U.
V tLts t HOurve or, commnanulin
erdnet, from lndheatonrs nltde by
,,viint of entsaol,,a, Florida,
Ces o 1R76 and l7tn, extending
br to April, atnd that of 1s70 an
ng fro Novemlber to J. ly.
Rsi of Gen. Myor, chif signal
t eUnited ttt&Pe, ant oxamenatilin
Lieut. E. Nichols, Unitedd Mlates
St surveyor, of the records of the
Iver at Ht. Marks, Fla., and Mlobile,
thatpe period, and the observa
t Iteheock we o confirmed by the
it these two points.
or so .tal days. during the telrinds of
ton, light w nds from the southward
rl to S uthward and westward with
S revaled, the following Indlanlions
eapproeh of a norther: Heavy, do
k clouds to the northward and west
m meo these elouqde were noticed in
wetc all around the ski just above the
whie it was clear and bright over
I bi ergy heavy tewsV with a clear atmos
ant by cobwebs iln the riggingl
rther was always preedid hiy o sqniall
o n ometlmes fronm the eotlhitward and
sometim s from the northward
u, t moree gonrally from south
11 s quall was usually aecompanoln d
l the strength of this squall could
te ated the strength of the norther. The
l was limedately followed by the norther.
ti led by a rising baromoter and falling
ermneter. The norther usually lasted from
tl rel days, although northers of four
S ion were observed.
e tile the blow con'lnued, the wind
o nes varied In it dlrection from north to
test, decrealstng It strength from day to
Aybutiooonslonal yfrehenlna t nllhtthe bR.
ie w l.sootinned to riseunt I t attained
1 r t height, when It remained steady,
,o weather and a very clear atmosphere,
nfoter would sometitnes blow itself out en
Iy. nd be followed by a calm, or, having
itedoed ita strength, tlhe win d wouldt haul t,
lorthw rd dand eastward, in either tase
rmeter falling and the temperature
t t generally lhtlsiteed that the wind
e touthward. After blowing from the
St d eastward, the wind would eon
S uto haul to eaetward but with no particular
uarityfor several dnar. a"comtenied by
y ond ftentimes hazy weather, but sel
rain.
r.ontlnulang for a time from the north
and eastward, It would make the round
S oompat , Ifpassintl regularly to the east..
2t lt, south and southwest, dying out oo
On lly, and then springlag up again.
ocourred it was generally after the
adl assed south of east, although one or
IWO of rain were observed with a north
Wt nd, Another norther would not follow
l the wind had made the regular round of
onpaes, and the time clap ing was u ncer
- -utenerally varied fromn one to three
n ease the regular round of the wind
tro.en, unsettled weather tollowed, until
.roaund was again estabilshed.
h northers were always accompanied by
ry .low tides. The southeast gale-, which were
the heaviest experienced, occurred at rare in
als during the winter, the mlost severe part
[ them being of but short dutration. They did
not Come with every round of wind btetween the
-aartha" hut coming ithey drolDtd into the
lhame round and did not break the regular
"tW the approach of a southeaster. the wind
luti beliu to freshen at. east-norlhenet, and
0ntifnu- to gain in forn,, accompantied by a
ilitnl barometer and rising temporature as it
hauled.to outhward tand eneward; Ant ipaseed
eat rd the barometer would fall very rapidly
relshing its lowest limit when the wind had
atgned its greatest force at southeast, justat the
alnt of hauling to southward. during which
e a succession of very heavy squalls would
oeeur.
After the eoualls commenced the blow would
Iast for a short timen. a low hours at most, the
windsu hauling rapidly southwardly and west
ardly, ach.ompanled by rain squalls. These
-u llt were always it sure sigln that the force
S low was about expended, and were fol
y olearing weather anccompanied by a
rometer and falling temperature and
67i a not tier.
eases rawiug twenty-one feet, bound across
the b at Pensacola. Fa., cainlt. carms during.
or just after, a northtor, oni aeount of the low
water, or duringa southwoater, on account of
tlUh. hdeavy ea on the bar.
nlapnell, vessels bound outt to the south
-ard, will have beat weithIor l)y leaving just at
Lh- beginnlng of a northr,. "r on top of a
-sorther,' as the pilots exrt'as it.
- u . Ft. 'lATTERS-ON.
Superintendent Coast Survey.
IRxICXIAN MATTERS-FEELING OF THE
AIblNISTRATION - THE POSITION
GSNIEuAILY MATINPACTORY.
'ThMe arer Disturbances Not of a Na
leIIal Character-Probable Heco;.
altls of the Blaz Government.
WAstwIN'roN. Dec. 26.---Thn conference be
at the President and c roetarle- Evarts and
eCrary, over the latest advlcer from Lan
tiarlo was somewhat prolonged, and the on
" e of the Mexican border trouble was
t-ed over.
S~ rrfing to the situation generally on the
Seo border, it was intimated in authori
fve Quarters to-day. that the guvernment
ld not e hstenod nto action as regards
on of the Diaz government; that
of affairs s1 such as is generally
ry; that the Diaz government would
oubtless be recognised in due time, but that
ierse are questions in the nature of conces
ileas now pending which can be better ar
Sm d In advance than after such recogration.
Sthat therefore, any attempt to embarrass
,._ eoutive in the exercise of its legitimate
I lons such matters will be rebuked.
ar as thedisturbances from the Mexican
he Rilo Grands-were coneorned. It was
. they are not national in character
Swere the acts of irresponsble bodies of
Ot ralned for plunder, and which might
be apeasd to exist anywhere under similar 1
-ggoverament is s tisfied of the sincerity s
f the Dias government In its determination to
upprem these predatory acts. and is the more
Seonvino aince the praeical evidences shown
.rthexelrosis in co-operating with the
urther d e es from Col. Hatch, com
abandiUg the United States forces at San Eliza
were looked for to-day but up to a late
r this afternoon nothing 6d been received.
e government is, however, satisfied that It
Stake necessary messures to prevent the
` w..on of any d utenr*n n the San Eliza.
ob wilwplbe tda,' ahe assistWanee . m of
&mtrntOr~~~rs~
eonlditlon has not Improved. He had a relapse
this morning, but not of a serious eharattr. It
mare him weaker and he is now resting bseavily
with clhanoes of his recovery.
All qulet at aln Illtarln.
WAsrwIrTONr, nDe. s. --A dispatch teveived
here this evening from H8an Ellnzae states all
is quiet.
florder Matters - Pursuit of Ilexlean
Ralders.
WAtr1TNOTON . Don, '.--The following was re
cesivetl at the War Department:
IAN FtAer lto, Dee, 2a.-Adjntint leseral.
Weshlngton: Kliatte has jult r'eoved the fol
lowing from Capt. Bowie, Arizona, dated the
24th:
li,\luts. tHuker sad Tnnh, of the Rixth cmv
alry, havs ret rit lnrtd. They1rurk the party that
killied lthe mail rider DPecemher east of AldI i's
Peak range and killed one. Five days later
they struck them in Old Mexico surprised ran
che'l thirty-four, destroyed the caimip, nap
tured sixteen horses, fifteen saddles and a lot of
stuff whleh the renegades hadi taken from the
trai, FPlfteen dead Indians were found on the
ground and more were killed. The mnll was
recaptured. Mc:lOWkL.L.
FOREIGN NEWS.
PRAI3M.
Was a Coup d'Etat lnaended?--Inqairy lby
the I.hamber of Deputies.
Lo.snow. D.n. 2s.-The Paris correspondent of
the lStndaerdI telegraphs: It is probable, on the
ressemntling of the Chamber of Deputies, a
lmotion wIll be made for the apptointment of a
commilttee to inquire whether orders had realyl
been given for a cop l'Pett. ltadIcal jonrnals
state that the troopsm it Lithoges were sOpplied
with ammuniltion and two days' ratons, and
held in readiness to start tot' Paris.
CIashired for Disobelldence.
PARnT, De). gI.--Much cotnrtent is caused by
the decree signed by ('resident MarlMahon,
easblerlng the captain of a regiment of the line,
stationed at Limoges, who, on the lath inst.,
whien orders were r neived to prepare to martch
to Parise, declared he would not alet a coup
d'Ptaf.
----e--*·- --
WAR NOTES.
nervlan Mowuesses--Capture or Palanka
Prince Milan at Mnisa.
lriamsana. Dee. an.-The Bervlane on Monday,
after eight hours severs fighting, i'apturetd Pa
lanka. with three Krupp guns and a large atuan
tityof ammunition and provisions. The Turks
lost many killed and soic prisoners.
Prince Milan was present yesterdny when the
bombardment of Nisea cometinced.
Investment of Erxernum.
HloranAnw. Dec. 2n.-ileutter's Erreroum dis
patch says: The ItRussian lines have lten
pushed forward andt Erzwroum is almost ijn.
estetl. Tihe Russian Infantry are nimassed in the
northern part of the plain. The mombardment
of the town, and consequent Inlterruption of the
telegraph service, is Imminent.
France Will Maintaln Her Attitude o
Reserve.
PAats, Det. 20,-The 'Temps alluding to the re
p ort of active intercourse between Paris and
London, with a view to establishing an undar
standing on the Eastern uoestion, says it is
pDrfs tlr certain the French guverument does
not intend departing from its attitude of re
serve to play an active part in Eastern affairs.
ionlanld ettinl Ready.
Lornos, Dee. 25.-A special from Woolwich to
the la.ily No's says: it is fully exbeeted that
the toyal Arsenal will shortly receive an exten
sive order.
lnfturr a were forwarded last week to the War
Office showing what number of guns and am
mpunition and stores each department can pro
duce at short notice.
The Russians Occupy Trojan.
Lonoau, iDee, 2.---The Vienna correspondent
of the Tines rnports that (nn. Hkboeleff. with a
dlvision. of infantry, two rnegments of cavllry
and half a brigadn of artillery, has occupied the
town of Troan, neanr Trojan Pass.
PIevna's Horror.
LONDON, lice. a2.-The D)aily Nes' corre
spolndntd , In a letter dated December 17, states
that when the Turks made their sortie they left
thousands of sick and woundetd in Pl'vna
starving and unattentled. These unfortunates
remained in this state three days, and hun
dreds of them died. Over a thousand were
burled.
A thousand corpses comn from the hospital
dally; undoubtedly marny who were not quite
dead have been buried. The bhdles of thllse
killed in the battles lie unburied around I'levua.
The Turkish prisoners are onenamped among
them. and are almost stnrving. P'levua is one
vast bnhrnel house, surpassing in horror any
thtngiutngtnabilo.
Turkey Asks an Armistice.
LONDON. Dee. 27.-A dlsipatch from Constanti
noplo says the Porte will probably ask for an
armistice.
'- --- ***---
Darlnga Attempt at Riobbley.
NEW Yoax, Dec. a.--Shortly after 2 o'clock thit
afternoon a daring attempt was made to rob
gold from the window of a broker on Wall
street. A powerful looking man throw a brick
through the basement window and grabbed
abtout o0o, buton turning to escape. ran almost
into the arms of a detectiv, who was passing,
and who arrested him. No money was found
on the prisoner, and it is supposed he passed it
to a confederate.
Entries for the Paris Exposition.
NEw YoaK. Dec. 2s.-A few entries wern maede
to-day for the Paris Exposition at Commis
sioner McCormick's office.
Mere Mention.
Naw YoRx. Dec. 26.-The case of Dr. Thos. S.
Lambert, presid-nt of the defunct American
Popular Life Insurance Company who was
convicted of perjury. was agaln called to-day,
-wha, -ouneel for irlsoner-madea motiontfor a.
new trial.
On Saturday a company of six teachers, three
ladies anti three gentlemen, will leave this city
to become instructors in two proposed national
colleges, for men and women, to be established
by the government of Honduras.
WEATHER PROBABILITIES.
WAS.INOTON, Dec. 27, 1 a. m.-Indications for
Thursday for the South Atlantic and East Gulf
Sta es: Stationary or rising barometer; wester
ly winds ; warmer, clear or partly cloudy weather
oril prevail.
For the Western Gulf States, Upper Missis-el
sippi and LowerMissouri VWlleys, sationary or
falling barometer: warmer easterly winds;clear
or partly cloudy weather.
MARINE NEWS.
PORT EADS. Dec. 26.-Arrfved: Steamship New
York, at. ::o p. m.. Quick master. from Now
York. to C. A. Whitney & Co.; ship Lewellyn J.
Morse, Amos master, fifty-three days from Liv
erpool. in ballast to master; schooner Vernal
(no report; spoken off Southwest Pass bar
schooner Laura Lewis, from Gtlveston, bound
to Pensacola Sailed: Ships Prussia, L. L.
Sturges, barks Augu-to Durin. Minerva, brigs
Atlantic, Rosarito, schooner Amos Walker, bark
Halcyon; yesterday, tugboats U. B. Sanford and
Cyclops. for New York. Wind northwest, light.
SOuTHWE.sT PAss. Dec. 26.-Arrived: German
shipta.Gerae WashVtngton Probot, -master. 2
days from Bremen, in ballast to master for or
ders; American schooner Theresa G. Guterez,
master 7 days from Grand Cahllou. with sugar
and molasses to Bush & Levert; schooner John
Atwood, Hunternmann. master 12 days trom Ru
atan, with fruit to Jos, P. Macheca; British
steamship Fire Queen. at 7:30 last p. m.. Frazer.
master, from Liverpool. to bscan & Co. No de
partures. Wind northwest, light.
Attentioa, epicures! Special sale of choice
wines and liquors for the accommodation of
sonsumers. all of direct Importation by the
house ot A. lochereau t Co and embracing the
best vintages and brands, y {C. E. G irardey,
sutioneer, Thursday, the 2lth December. 577
it m. atCamp W be t ll be sold in ot
o ha l uhis.. ý known ard popular
efa
WOO..i
DOMESTIC( INTELLI(GENCE.
MIIPTING OP TUIIE RInIumq OP iAPIID
TRANSIT IN NEW TORK.
Binner Given by Mr. Field at Delmon.
lea's-El-evated va. Underground
Rallroasg.
New YoiR, bona. 2a.-Mr. Cyrus W. FIRld save
a oinn ,r eit li)r"Inltnio's t.,o-nnight to the frriends
of rapid tratnsit. Among thome tiresent, were
til.n John h armant HIvrotary of thre Treasury;
ex-(log. Hnwl,.olt (!n rne'tlrlt; David A. Wells.
W1lllnr (Cllrin Bryant, Hlon. Wm. Orton, A. 8
H'witt, Peter (oper, ex-Mayor A Ir'okIhaLtn, . JH.
Mills, prIsidnt of the lank of I alifornla; S. 11.
hlittttotelde l. rx-tUlllted States Transurr: JIltvild
Dawen. W. W. -Story, the r'ulpittr; (lon. ). 1. J.
Uesnola, fovR. Fathir Young, Josepti H eligmnan.
and about 2111) o tihrl's.
The dilnner was one of the hIalRinsonifst aver
given at, ealmonrio's. l'hie niirr was hand
Lromaly dilerrited with ill rtratilonls of rnpid
tran4ti. Alter the clotlth had tuitil remioved Mr.
.Field so;ke as follows:
WWe have 0oe trn ogterther this evrtening to con
gratrulate Adlli oelJaor. and tha publltll, on t he near
complretion of a gre't ltrprrisegw, warlh has had
a hard tbattln for Illfe fr ilovin ryeas: which
hirs hadl many slall gges adi disasters, but
whlubh at Insn his at ,tilir d full iuu) u's'u."
iHe referrIed to thle ITrnriymnyllts made In the
last forty tyors. anld Rsani: Next to pure water
Anid par r'air trhe miost Inrolllt at anld pressing
wanil tf lthe pople of this city Iv raplidtransit:
RmOlln moans of getting illinkly and ruheaply to
f an, from trheir hon.s and plaice of businels.
lltli rl transit Is Ita niol.ity In till large u. ties,
but iin New York mnlore thian aniy oth ler, becaus.
it its peulllar ' shalpe, bein)g very lonic and very
narrorw.
tn dtdploritdm at nnagth tlhe hbnpflts of rapid
transit to thin working inclses, arli Rail that tihe
Raving of timn in going to ant retilrrning front
wlork would ad.d imrnsely to the ironic Iti and
dostnsi tn onmfo, rt of t1he laIorig poIpultt tion.ll
Twnuty years aRo the ollnibulses weor Piu
pearanled by street railroads; tile latter have
perve , a temporary lurpofs, bullt, liku all thinlga
elae In this world of tiprogress, inut nouw giver
way to a h itoir ditonIlisation.
le referred to the varioutl fortunes of the nal
t vated railroad since it was begun In tn co. and to
Sits flnanetal troubles and stated in pro f of its
extraordinarry vitality, that tihe ootnlmany has
now ca'h on hand to pay nvery liablilty. and
s.h arnd subtacri itlon from undoubted parties
amply suflcltenit to complete the entire road and
branches.
IHe referred to the rnported revlval of the pro
ject of an underground railroad to be bhuilt with
English 'Rapital. He hoped its projec'tora
wotuld oirunt tthe cost. The underground rail
roads in London have cost on an averagle of
$4.0l0,5tH a mile. whilel the ihillnlhig of our ele
vamed railroad is alrneady iontracted for at hr'.
tween air,t0itn and ,ttetl0.t a mile.
Hen Intntatld a belier that the Englibh capi
taillsts wouldi not care toI born a tunnel throtrgh
the soldi rook underlving this ilty nat an ox
penue nearly twelve times aa great as it c'osts
to build a slustnantial railroad bl ovni g.'rtunl.
It is inttnndtl to provide not only quick, but
il-apir transit.
He referred to the eTffrt of rapid transIt upon
tlhe city, its growth, prosperity, health and norn
fort. It would chbeek the atnlgration which has
|bnen going *on for years, glve It with ample
ritra a populritin of two or three milllons, and
make It a morn dnsirable plain of hatihtation.
Mr. iFnld also read a statement showingi the
numbnr of prasengors earrind tIy horse ears In
the city of New York for the year ending Hap
tembr 1to, 1is7, as aippeared by ther annual staln
mrent of the sevenral roads to the Htat. Englint er,
as raquir.rr by law. to have been rir.a402.01a, or an
avearge per day of 4mi.ats. By all means ofi cion
voyancei, Includnll the ournnitbus linhe the pae
sengers carried In New York In 1877 will exceed
18m,(r0,r00i0.
At thii conilusion of Mr. Flel's speech, which
was well rtoived, the first toast of the eveningl
"t)ur country," was responded to by lion. John
Hhertman. SHcrotary of tho Treoasury.
Mr. Hherman was received with rapturous
applauseI He said: We ar all for our courntl y,
and nothing but our rountry. That all would
set aside party for country. Wn have pro
duood statesman erqual to any other cointr
I woull mentioton lHamil on and Jefifrson. We
have produced grent poots and great patriots:
I world mention Walhlnngton and Abraham
lincuoln. We nray take i, ido in ,ouir polnlttcal
tprties, our railrouads aind our institutiorns, tbut
after all it is our coiuntry that ,uomtmiunndi] our
Ureatest' nll,'glanc "
Ex- Mlavor Wlrkham proposed th ttoast : "The
oI v of New York."
Mr.Wickh' m nirrr l hl regretted that the mnyor
of thri city wa-rs lnolt presrnt. Iii congrat ulated
the Elivattdl IRailroad Company on its rapid
1,rogri.A-u In providing means f,,r rapidl transit
for thie ultitzns of New York. He called atten
tion to tr t if' that mriuy had heon driven to
New Jersey ion ancount iof the Ineadluuany of
rapid transit to the upper end of Manhattan
Island.
The third tonnst--"taptid translt"-was rn
stronded tro tiy Hirnon E. (!hurch. Heonsil it gave
him no littl satisfaction to respondt to t(he son
tlmnnt exprAssed. He contended that New
York's great noe.od was ravid transit, and that
uinder then stlimulus now to bte oiven it woruld
soon bhn.omo a city or 2 .(.i,i)i inhabitants. It
was a great mistake to suppose that the horse
earinrflti sr, whrulh bult tinniO rost snaitive onr
tte subj'ect of rapid transRt, would suffer by it
in the end, ani the future would prove so.
aidtl transit for New York means. not imnme
diatiely but In the near future, three cents fare
for the laboring nopl., flive cents for rvery
body, anil the palace care at ten 'rnots for those
who want them.
Mr. ''ukir spoke on the pami subject. He
paid a gloomy c.npliment to Mr. Fild for hils
effort, in giving Now York rapid trnnsit. IIn
sald that rapid transit would btonufit the trop
erty atr the uponri end of the island 25 per cent.
He rldlculed the idea of the underground rail
road, and said D. M. Htone would probably
start an undeirground newspaluper.
Thie fourth toast. " The Meorchants of Now
York," was responded to try William Cullen
Bryant. Mr. Bryant was cordially reneilved.
He said he had little to say in regard to the
press. The great subjoet of the vening and
the presnnt time was rapid transit. He said
that through Mr. Field's energy we had ocean
to have rapid transit throughout our beauhfu» l
slland.
The lsixth toast.. "Our friends in the Tlngisla
ture." was rosponded to by Henator Ecicleston.
ien sahl that if rarpid transit had beon in the
hand of those a f+iw years ago that it is now. it
wouhl tennd to inc:r'rase tohel-ation and aiv us
gr.i-ter rnnpresentantn futhontatt LeulinturO.
(Iaughter.l He said thIat New York would not
be satisilol until rapid transit was extended to
Hpuyton Duyvtl croek: he aljo saild that such a
movement would receive the support of all
honest I gelslators.
The snovnth toast. "Our Frinnilly Rivals,"
was responded to by Gen. Horaeee l'orlor. who
was Ioully cheored on rising to his feet. He
said Ihe hoped and exp.otn.d that New York
woumld Soon have a mourns of communiatlion
that would satisfy the most annguinn. Hf ri
lated suveral amusing Incidlents ,ionnected with
the lat, war. Bis spe.nch abounded with
amusing and ludlorous allusions to the strcet
and raptd transit railroaus. Bo thought that
the govwrnment woulud not axercise its preroga
tlve and senze the rapid transit roads on the
ground of their bheing post roads. rnor thit the
N~w York EIevated Ioad couhld claim a pension
from the governmeont on account of having but
one leg.
Mr. Field sahl that in a few short months he
ho ped that all present could ao from the battery
to Harlem and back Inside of an hour.
Mrs. Oates' Damage Suits-The Cause.
NEW YORK. Dec. 26.-On December 4 an order
of publication of summons and complaint was
ranted by judge Davis, in the suitdtor divorce
by Elizabeth Laurent against her husband
enry, the famous tenor singer. She alleges his
improper intimacy with Mrs. James A. Oates.
also a prominent actress. who favored New
York anlia~enres few sa aon ag., and who .a
now doing the Western cities.
The complaint was published by an enterpris
ing reporter and copied by two leading Cincin
nati papers. Mrs. Oates now seeks $25,00o dam
ages from each of these papers for defamation
of her fair name and fame and injury to her
high social standing. To-day an exemplified
copy of the complaint was made in the Supreme
Court.
The Alleged Pension Agency Irregfular
ities.
Nsw YonR, Dee. 26.-CoL Frank E Howe,
United States Pension Agent in this city, denies
the reports affecting his linegrity. His sao his
books will bear the elosest investllatilon. There
were no checks drawn for the papment of pen
sions fron Wedaesday last unti ondad. aim
;heaesae the yas mattarI
funds have bornl planed to his cradit, and thus
paymints ,will conrtlnie. It is stated on good
aRuthortty that the basis of therse rumors extends
back to bhl family trrauhles of two months ago.
He has slnir boon divorrdil from his wife. It Is
said that the fcnts of these troubles warn rro
sented to the President.arid that fl ow romnised
to resign at the closa of the quarter.
The Worklnlrmen's MNational Con4 res.
NeWARin , N J., Deit. 2r. -The national con
grsss of the Workingtnrn's party mnt in this
city to-day at l It.n. m. Dolioatoa were prisanlt
f rom nil tarts of the Unitedl tatls: alsre mpre
sanntatlves of the Englilsh, German. Bohmraian
and French seRtions of the Workingmen's
p:,rty.
Tim con reas was calind to order hy P. Van
Patton, orf ihiago, sanratary rof the nationat ex
eat.ivo comir ii o, . , hi motlon. Mr. (Iastoan Lip
Iprt,of tJini'nnLatl. was eleatend trmtorary chatr
man, and C. elliuhury of Ne-w York, anrl Wal
ter lintiilnrt. of lDrrrkl yn. tamntorary secrrata
rips. A o,irnmmirtee on creldentlias was then ap
pointed, when the congress ajRrtlrnied until to
morroW, without transa,,ting any U)llstlRisS, to
allow th comminttee to exarntll cproobllnt.lnls.
The ptrlintiies of the sonioty are the same as
those of the soial InItmoirats of (dlrmany, Its
members lcing mostly w 'rkintlgrma
Deleastes are Iprapsnt from St. looli., Ran
Frinnatsro, (tlIrcnnitf. Al)nrlry, Now York city.
Brooklyn. Manahister, N. Y.. All.gheny lty,.
Philadlelphia, Now liae, Il. ostori, DItroit,
Jersey llty. Pattrarni, (aedir Iprins. Iowa.
Bnltimore and btwrenor, Mass. Th'llrp are
forty-two dilcigatos tprntent, aiil the (ongress
will prrbably Ilast. eight or ten days,
The Vanderbilt Will Content.
New w Yon, Ini,. .-- The conta.t of Com. Van
dorbilt', will was resumeld to-day and (Cornelltus
J. Vandlrbllttsa rss-exrmnintllon was ron
tinned.
During the years when his home was in Hlart
forrd. whreovur he left homrn he took his wife
with him. lif took her to Now Orleans and Hsa
vans. When llis wife was not with him he had
a rompanioRn rind frirlnli with him. One winter
a young man namoied (lhorOg Cook went wilh
him. ltr, k paid exprIneies and witness gave
ilmU hls cnote for sawai or i(nrs to r iee nmnnay
with. Did not borrw in all mnore than $ii,nuen
from Cook. The unvlerstanding was that Cook
was to take Up the notes and nay them.
lDou't think rhe over gave (Cook a promlessory
note for over SJe..,l!. fin is pretty positive about
it, but there is nothing certain In this life but
death1.e Iased to entertain distingulshedr o
In in C(onnectlint, to keep p the hinor of his
father's namnl. rbut he did not call .on them the
next morninl to borrow $srr or SUlj. Witness
admitted that he hadi brrowed mooney when
Benator Eaton was at his house, but hie did not
try to borrow money from him. The same an
swer wais made as to tIoe. iuroklngham. Ifeen
tertalnod uenator Dixon, but never borrowed a
dollar from him. Witness gave the names of a
number of persons from whom he had borrowed
money artl never piad. Thore were thousanRds
from whorn he had al rian.e to borrow, but clifi
not. had no rciollnetlion of being arrested for
fratud by Mr. lt.snsell, of C. II. Nicol 4 Co,..
liro,rklyn, fr brrrowing monepy on a aOhenk
whlch his fatlher refused to pay,
After girng th rolih hankrruptrf lipe borrowed
from Mr. Greeley isaro oir 14,i. Ills witf bor
rowed s9#t of it to pay bills. He gave h,,r a not
to Horace Oreeley. Hibsaneqntly to hile bank
ruatcy lis wife signed Ia tltse note to Mr.
(Ireeiny. lie denidl that he livnd at. the rate of
$ltla, a year or that he spent mRist5 in gambling.
lrh borrowed nrmoney from manny persons and
aidl it, but co'uld not rio.llort, thbolr nftames.
Horne of the reilltors he praid lived In Boston.
Mr. Clinton offtrcl in evidenit a nrumter of
lettnrs, which had slrmadr ben marked for
identllcatlon. fiom Cornelius to Win. IH.. his
brother. showing that hle was on the reform.
A Wall Street Senlsatlon-Paillure or Net
ter & Co.
Naw YonR, ie., 2r.-Tbhere was conslderable
sensation on Waill street just before noon to-day
on the announcement of the suspension of Net
ter & Co., a large banking house and stock firm
on Exchange Pinen. It was salR that this firm
ware generally short of tile market, having held
short more ste(' s than they nould deliver.
Their trouble prinipally atrose from sales of
privileges, generally s rnads upon St. Paul
stocks, ithough a consilerable Quantity of West
ern Union, lake Hhore and Delaware and
Lacrkawanna stocks were bought in, under the
ruin, for tihe benefit of their 'rrilitors. For
some Ialre privileges of the concarn have sold
vary rhnap onri the street. and last weirk they
were retrrted vnry wileak.
It is said the hanks rreently declindr to cer
tlly thleir chrcks for any very Iarge amouint. It.
is als reportod that NRtt.er Ai Uo. had prlvilleges
or slreadt out riton ab)out six minlllrn dollars of
gold. They were also short on orro thousand
shareas of PwiItll Mail. Probably their shorts
altogether embrace contra-ts8 on about oeight or
ten thousand shares of stock.
'Particulars of the failure Tromise to give
soime verv uinpeitisant dislorsures. It was our
rently rueported on the Htock Exchanga this
afternoon that. irragtlraritiros lhave been devel
opi,i amnonrg them the fact that this firm re
ranntly lonri i)ito,iHm on senmlritls, which they
subsequently silrreptitiously sold. Neither of
the llrm was t. bir found at the oefice tor-day, but
It was announced that thory hlad made an its.
Msignnent to A. (1. Wehl. an employe of the con
earn.
All information oon the suthiet was refuted.
The firm warn agents for the city of CInlnnati,
and wire engangel in negotiating the new loan
for thit. city. Nirthur of the partnerrrs have blten
sean on the streett since lars day beform Christ
mnas, and there was mucbh inruiry for them this
afternoon to learn thidr whererabouts.
Ans near ts could tie ascertained. the out stand
ing contracts were on about 40)s shatres of stock
alnd 20 1100 In goverenment bonds. There is con
siderrable, doubt regarding the amounit of gold
contracts of the tlrm, but, $2)i.e000 in gold was
closed out, for their acitount this afternoon.
All kirnis of exciting rumors were current on
the street this afternoon, and some place the
liabilities of the suspended firm as high as
Maxwell & Graves are reported to be losers to
the extent of about. $foe.e). Other sufferers de
cline to stato their losses, which fortunately, in
one senuse, fall upon the strongest brokers in
the stlret, so that no one Is ruined by this game
oif fraud
Netter & Co. were originally clothing dealers
in t. Louis. and brought into the street about
half a million In rash. The counsel of the firm
says that the Inmemtbers have gone to Oincinnati.
whera they havo relatives, in ordier to try to ob
tain assistanc:a. It is rumlored that warrants
had brman issued for their arrest, but this was
not confirmed.
Prospects of the sllver 1ill.
Niw YoRx, Dec. 26.-The Post's Washington
special says: Within a few days a very careful
canvass of the Senate on the question of the
passage of Bland's silver bill has been made.
and has resulted in satisfying its opponents
that two-thirds of the Senators will not vote for
any measure which provides that silver shall
be an unlimited legal tender. The belief exists
now that the extreme silver men will vote down
the amendment proposed by the iSenate Finance
Committee, and pass the bill as it came from
the House, and that In this shape it will be sent
to the Prehident, and by him will be vetoed. The
motion to pass the bill over his veto will, hard
money men say, fail by four or five votes.
New York's Abscoanding Excise Commis
stoner.
NgW YonK, Dec, 26.--Sporfintndent Walling
has as vet no definite news of Excise Commis
sioner Murphy. and has not ordered the arrest
of persons supposed to be implicated with him.
or to have aideod him in his operatior s. The
impression at the Central office is that Murphy
has not sailed from this port. but has gone to
Canada via Buffalo or Detroit. and will endea
vor to escape to Europe via Quebec.
It is admitted that were Murphy to be arrested
in Canada, all that could be done with him
would be to attach his money and property on
civil process. The latest rumors around police
headquarters are that an officer of the German
Excha-n-e Bank -and a-kwy-er aroundthe-- x
clse office are to be arrestel for complicity.
The 3*arelay Street Fire.
NEW YoaK. Dec. 26.-Delving in the ruins of
the Barclay street fire was continued all day,
but up to a late hour none of the bodies missieg
bad been found. The cause of the explosion
still remains a mystery.
Fire-Loss $16,@60.
TvscuBxau, Ala. Dec. 25.--The residence of
Major Joseph H. Sloss, ex-member of oongress.
was totally destroyed by fire at 8 o'clock this
evening. All the furniture was saved except a
fine 0oo0 piano. Loss 10 000. I cannot learn the
insurance to-night, but it is stated to be $r8s5o.
The Are is suepoeed to be the work of an incen
diary as no person had been in the house seace
&**,M--'lit Jeuraarses on ar o
WHIAT FRANCE HAS ESC'APIED.
HOW THWO DU1CH0lME OF M4AtlNTA
IHll Hisr i tlHlBANlD TO
HMM RUIN,
The ship of Mtate Finally Breuaht I p on
tihe lJEdge of the Nnpldn,
IFrnm a itppelal Uorrtporindrent of the Worldil.
I'PArn, Dei Il.--ln my last I mentioned that
nlu!l oif the ulncrtainty and trouble now aD
parent in political aflirs hern is diue to the
preionderatinlg Inflencev of Mrne. JI Mare
ihale rde MacMahon over her husbandl. It Is
now be oming a malttler of g ,eneral c0nversa
tion, and there are not lacking lItliistions
that the lady In question is in a fair' way to,
become very unpopular.
The Parisians are not fond of female grv
ertinenlt; the regency of the Errpreom haeniot
yet iben forgotten, and they are not disposed
at such a time as thils to see the ,tountry em
brolled by the thoulghtless and headlirong
inlterference of " Lb Marecmhale." The metr
hers of the right In the ernate have worked
upon the Presldent through the IDuchess. The
D)ute de lirogiln has ruled the husband by his
influentns over the wife, and as this fact has
borirnue mote and more ,estabilshed the dls
content of the niase+s lha in Imre.ImA . Hue
nese Is bad, and, unless there is a prompt so
lution, will heroine worse. The .hopketpers
and "lournllssurs" are in despair., s the fear
of a "coup d'etat" has kept the wealthy away
from the usually gay capital, and times are
indetdl very hard.
Establilshlrrents In which are usually em
ployed from fifty to I100 iltandls in many c(aes
have reduled the force to to tn, anl the longer
the dealltock lasts the louder will grow the
clamors of the unemployed. Uinless great
care is taken this will berornm a stiire of real
danger. There is mischief in the air, and the
more thoughtful are becoming alarmed.
There can bie no doubt of the fact that, what
ever he may be as a military tommrandler,
MarcMahon as a political personage is sinlgu
larly deficient in common sense. To stand
out persistently against the will of a con
fessed majority, to insist upon governing a
republic by ts adversaries, is so stupid an
act that it Is not surprising that even that
portion of the press which at first stood by
the President now blames him in no measured
terms. All but himseOlf see the error of his
ways, are convinced that the natiron's repre
sentatives will not much longer stand( this
sort of thing, and peoIple of all conditions
are fast wheeling into the ranks of the in
mense majority. Only the Ikonapartiste and
the Ultrimontanes still remain faithful to
the Marshal, anti these are driving hirm on
to his destruction by their support. lImt
of trouble, of civil war, of anarchy and
confuusion, they idlly hope to make somnc
thing, and little do they care how munch
the country may suffer meanwhile. Timhe
lionapartists are positively brutal in their
pasaionate appeals to the worst creinsel
ors of thme I resident. The only wonder is
that the prefect of pollte droes not arrest the
writers of their villainous diatribes. Any
thing more ablusive, more dangerous, more
false than the articles in the Payuls, the FiUy/
ro, Loa In'frnse, l' Unirrre, never was seen, and
the writers may thank their stars that the
Republilans are orderly and law-abiding, else
there would be sonic severe cases of public
justice. The Polls and IFigaro especially dis
tinguish themrselves by tihe invention ( the
most stupid lies. They fabricate calumnies
and stories, and yet the ofllcers of the law
pay no attention, while If ., Republican jour
nal happens to indulge even in a sly sarcasm
at the expense of the government, at once a
suit is brought and nlonths of itnprlsonmnent
thousands of francs fine, are pronmounced
against the offenders. Never, even under the
em ire was repression pusheld no far as now.
M. Welche lihane succeeded De Yourtou, but
no change has occurred in the vexatious
measures taken throughout the country
against the Republican press. The elections
are long selte over. There is no reason why
these restrictions should be kept up, yet they
are, and M. Weiclho blandly assures the
Chamber of Deputies that the new ministry Is
"simplv one of business." "insdrness," in
deed ! rThe merchants andt busin~ss men of
Paris and all the larger cities in France are
organizlrng meetings and drawing up resolu
tions calling upon tie President to put an end
to the uncertainty which sl causing the
ruin of the country; but the President heel
tates to notice their petitions, not wishing to
vex his wife, who in her turn is afraid of vex
ing her confeessor, who in his turn must not
vex the Vatican. What a singular situation
and what an unfortunate one for this beauti=
fiul country, this Industrious, saving people!
All they requirre is a quiet government. They
hiavrs cfior'nhr a riL ,iiie, have loyally accepterd
all the responsibllities of such a form of gov
anmrent, and are now insulted with the
tyranny of a "coterie" of impracticable people
who know not what they desire, and would
even fear to ex press it could they shape it
in wortls. Really, the position would be
ludicrous were it not that behind the un
certainties, the weaknesses, the lack of
honesty, loom up such terrible reprisals. A
spark may light up civil war. We have, how
ever, had one gleam of hope. The Marshal
sent for the presidents of the Senate and the
Chamber of Deputies and had a talk with
them. It was supposed the result would be
decisive and beneficial, as it was well under
stood that neither the Due de Pasquier nor
M. (Grevy would mince matters with the Mar
shal. But the whole thing seems to have
fallen through. Madame sent her husband
off hunting to drive away his reflections.
Gambetta, whom I had the honor of meet
ing a day or two ago, made It very apparenmt
that he has little hope of any help to come
from the Marshal. "The man might be set
Into the right path," said the RepublicAn
leader. "He means no harm, but he laas
weak as a child in the hands of those who
surround him, and I lear wit never udo any
thing which will benult France or save us.'
THE FRENCH EXlPOSITION.
INew York Commercial Bulletin.]
bince our last issue the bill providing for
a representation of the United States at the
coming French Exposition has become a law,
after being kicked about in Congress accord
ing to the fashion which prevails when action
Is desired upon matters of importance. The
appointment of the Hon. R. C. McCormick as
American Commissioner General is a very
gratifying one. The failure to secure the ser
vices of (,Gen. Hawley or Mr. Goshorn in this
position caused a feeling of temporary disap
pointment, but Mr. McCormick Is a gentle
man of tried executive ability and high char
acter, and cannot fall to render excellent
service.
The Exposition will open May 1, 1878, and
close October 1. The American exhibit will
probably be smaller on account of the near
ness in point of time to our own great Cen
tennial, many exhibitors feeling that the ex
pense'of two displays so near together can
not be afforded. In other cases the experi
ence at the Centennial will cause exhibitors to
be more anxious for a good display at Paris,
the Phillaelphia venture having proved a
profitable investment and advertisement.
It will prove to be a valuable opportunity
for manufacturers who are seeking to open
up new markets for their products. Scores of
instances can be cited in which displays at
Philadelphia were the means of bringing
large foreign orders for American products,
and many manufacturers date a great im
provement in business from the Centennial
The value of the Paris Exposition will be en
hanced by the fact that Russia, Turkey and
Germany will not make displays, the two
nations first mentioned on account- of the
war, and the latter on account of the unset
ted condition ofl Euroo. This wifllbring the
American exhibit ino greater prominese
than it would othberwise have.
Thedeatoreualrnthe1 shown to
mawhb a &PhI>
more closly by an earnest endeavor to maki
a good exhibit, are motives which have a
general hearing, and doubtless did much In
securing the action of the govertimet ina
making an approprlathmon. The magnitude of
the American display will however now de
pend upon inivldiuI effor, and that, In turn,,
will be prompted by a considerabotl of the
probable profit which will accrue to Indtlvd
ual exhilbitAors. A merican maoufacturers will
settle the matter by deciding whether it will
"pay" or not.
It is to be hoped that the American display
will he large and complete. The government
has appropriated $1r iO (o, anrl will provide
free trans.,rtation In the government ve!ae
for all artiles offered. There can be no doubt
that (kmmisioner (Jeneral McOtorrnick will,
in laying the plann, which are soon to be an
n(mnnced, do his beet, to make it as easy and
as profitable as possible for exhibitors.
.... -. **- - -. -
HIlURIOssTll3 OP sil(:ltIli.
The latest report of the Criminal Admilnl
tratlion of France ontains a very cutrlots
series of statistlos relative to the suloldes
committed In that )ountry in the year 1814.
It appears that dluring that periodl "5,617 per
sons killed themselves, and that this total Is
greater than had ever before been reportedi
Of these unfortunatdis 79 per cent. were men
and 21 per cent. women. Of o10 etulcides the
ages could not he determined, but of the re
raining 5,512, 29 were tunder 10I years of age
19 tbetween I6 and 21, 1,477 between 21 and 401
2,214 between 40 and do, and 1,690 over thelas
mentioned age.
Leaving out those who conlmmlttld the fatal
act while laboring under mental disorders, In
all 1622, it is interesting to .cmnpare the on
ditimn of the suicides with the cause which
impelled them to make away with themselve.
flow prollifi a source of suicide unhapplt ess
in the marriage relatiom is, is indicated by
the fact that 48 per cent of the total w.
married and that out of 51,36smclides, reg'a-
Ing which authentic particulars were
tained, 701 killed themselves because of fain
Ily troubles. It will also be noted that the
greater number of suicides were people 1
the prime of life, Indicating that dlsaatisfr
timo with a wasted or unsuccessful existene
determined their putting an end to it. This
is further substantiated by the fact that out
of the 51i36, 182 are known to have killed them'
selves tbecause of reverses of fortune.
Seven hundred and ninety-eight p.ltie
died to vorid physical suffering, and 40$-..
cause of various unclassified troubles, The
fact that ount of the n15 who were brought t
self-destruction by dissl pathm, 572 owed theIr
mlislry to drunkenness, is In iteilf a powe il
temperance lecture. It is not easy to under.
stand why spring and summunr were the
seasons in which most suicides occurred. The
percentages are 23 for winter, 19 for autumnri
81 for spring, and 27 for summer. This would
seem to negative the statement which has
been made that most cases of self-murder
occur during gloomy weather, which aids In
depressing the spirits, for certainly there art
more dark days In winter than In summer anad
fail. Again, It might be supposed that the
privations incident to winter would lend an
especial Impulse toward the crime, As tothe
mode of death chosen, more than seven
tenths preferred either strangulation (2479) or
drowning (1514), showing that, while the ern
cldes were willing to throw away their l.aes,
they probably shrank from any mode ( so
doing which Involved mutilation of teir
bodies.
TIIE MetLR11NO1s NAi41O O.
lew the New Orleans Times set lets el-'
graphle Report of the Matging,
[Morehouse Clarion.I
Judge Wheeler prints a card In this Issue ot
the (:,lrirm denying the authorship of a telse
gram recently sent by him to the New (m
leans Times regarding the han gng of Me1
(;lendon. In justce to to the udge, we
state that we have compared his orl
telegram with the one published in the
over his initials. Between the two we
the widest difference, and pronoDnee the
Timen enterprising Indeed, so far as ma. u
facturing bogus and false telegrams is eo
cerned. In this matter it displays a news-,
paper enterprise not commendatory of repre
sentative journalism.
A Card.
PWln.lrrn (Ilarimo. Permit me through your
columns, to correct an error of your conten
porary, the New Orleans Times.
On the 14th December I. N. Stoutemner
editor of the New Orleans Tones, requste
me by telegraph to send him a "specfal" "
the Mclendon hanging. In the evenind a
that day I sent the Ti'es a spec.ll of a
tn Itn-earegivtng a brief ouintli (f the la
connected with the hanging of McClendon,
In Sunday's issue of the Times there a
a specIal over my initials, from BaatrOp,
of errors and absurdities. It seems that
Times must have elaboraid.my special by i
terien ins Into it the absurdities referred to,
I am unwilling to father the Times' speald.
and if any one thinks me silly enough to send
such a one as appeared in the Timen of un
day, he is respectfully referred to my
original dispatch on file in the Bastrop tele
graph ofice. C. B. WHmmxa..
Clllippias from the Times.
ILake Charles Echo.l
"The last number of the Lake Charles Echo
contains a scurrilous article-a commuiea
tion from Lake Charles to the New Orleans
Timens, touching upon the timber business of
the Sabine. It is from the pen of a deputy
marshal, and having the face of a lie upon It,
we are surprised that the Echo gives rooa
for it in its columns. It is too contemptbIb
to notic.'"--[Orange Tribune.
We explain by saying that the commutmiea
tion referred to by the (Orange .r.Hinbe 'w
publitshed in the kcho during the absence
the , iror rand edlitoras our confrere Of
the 'rim on wouid have noticed If h e .=
the statement of such absence la the ae
number of th'E5cho. It got into our pave
by one of those accidents which will happi.
in the best regulated families-and newspa
pers.
LlUqelr' Capt res.
Le, Mo.nde Russ has compiled, from offila
sour(%,,, a summary of the offileers, men and
artillelry captured by the Russians daurir
the war now in progre/ss. The following ft
the table, to which the official figures from
Plevna have been added:
OfMears
Cannon. Pashas. and men.
At Ardahan........ 92 1 1.0W
At Nikoplls........ 90 2 7 ,00
At Gorny Dubulk 4 1 4,00.
At Tellch. ..........3 1 3,a00
At Al a Dagh .... 42 7,006
At Deve BPoyan Paes . 4e 1 o .
At Fort Hallz.. ..... 5
At Kars .. ........... ar3o 17,00
At Plevna ...... 77 .1. 77,3
Totals ..... . 7... 4 29 73A JU
THE NGW FIDoI. MILL.-Two Of our mest :
eMnterprising citizens. Messrs. Webster & M.
lingham, seeing the importance of erecting a
flour mill to supply this market with s an&rti -
fo: come ee-and- sr-.oin us n ereeaed La -
Nos. K2 and 84 Peters and 22 and 24 Commerce ,
street. Their flour compares very faorabl
with the best of Western brands, and our ý. :
experienced buys: s are punrhasIng it in
erence to other brands. The aespacity of t.s
mill at present Is 250 barels per day, butw be'
doubled if nebeseary. Messrs. Westr I t
linuham make a specialty of their one sad twe
dollar paelages, for which theyr have a ret r!.
demand in the North and West. Such o eh r.
prises are looked upon as neeesarl.
to great resulte, if fostered and eneo
and this should be the feeling and
of this ortion of the ontrr.y, sand we
ho1, that the enterprise oVmessra. Waew
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