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THE STATE FUNDING BOARD.
tinFi JiSMO stMINARY (TRUT UWNVD) BOND3 0R, KJimIITE. it 3 . 1MJy Asks for a melssue of ISOS,O 354d Rlver Improvement einds. Ie Stateloard of Liquidation met yesterday. ProseIt: the Governor, Lieutenanut Governor, 4peake, Seerstary of 8tate, the Auditor, Trees. -tNtr ad Fisoal Agent. .he Governor stated the object of the meeting he be the conslderalion of the matter of ltamlNo THe sCum•Any no05)5. The Auditor moved that the application be re JOaetd, which motion was seconded by the Seeres ftuy of State. hes Ipeaker iold he did not understand who had made the applioation. Gov. oiholls then explained at some length tas manner in whiohlthe bonds appeared before the board, stating that they were a trust fund (1t0,000) and that since the passage of the fund lag act no provision had been made by the Legis-. tfare fbr the payment of the interest. He then rebrred to the oction, published at the time in the bIfaOAT, of the Board of Bupervisors of the Louisiana State University ant Agricultydral and Mechanuial College, stating that the) board hod paseed a resolution directing thn. custodian of the bonds-the Secretary of State and Treas uaee-to present the bonds to the sloard of Liqul dalton for funding. The custo, Jlns, the Oover t said, had declined to act, 'then A MANDAMUS V AS TAKN od an oreder leaued to twe custodians to present tletl that the other bop rd would not yield the 40 p~ sent discount if .ae bonds were funded, but W tid look to the 1,eglslature for relief. !. bush rcemarked that he did not believe hoMe w-.r any authority for funding the bonds. . Inb_ ottitn of the custodians in obeying the order of e ort was correct, but he did not think that theo IBod was vested with authority to fund, as A yt Wets not a part of the State indebtedness. T'he Seoretary of State said the AttorneyOen .Ml ena sidered it a debt of the State, and if they wMe funded it would be a release of that much f the State debt. S Mr. Btush thought it would be a violation of the S.etlthtional provisions to take any action upon t1ere, This was a trust fund, he thought, AND WAS, THInBFOER, ImALI3NAeLB., The Governor said his idea was that the board r.ldeject them. He knew that there was a objection involved, and it would be better to S onit rts decide the question. Bush did not think the bonds any evidence maotion to reject was then oarried without M . P, Blgney, who was present, then pro ted a claim to the board for the improvement d iver, under a legislative aot of 1868, ex that it was done when Mr. McCullough t thilef State engineer, that the work was .k= into four sections, and that three were eted while Mr. MoCullough was In author , being the second, third and fourth seea S. and that warrants amounting to $83,000 been lsued by Mr. Wickliffe, who was Audi. b" some sort of crookednese to parties who the bonds without presenting the warrants . ltes. The first section, he said, was l ted when Jeff. Thompson was in author W" for that 850,000 in bonds had been assued V Kellogor sent to the Auditor's oftce, '4 . . A h tion arose a to the lat Ieae S.;h_ u the par ee he (Mr. Bigney) represented WOeN defeated, and those parties now holding THE ORIGINAL OnBTIrIOAT•a, ted them to the board for actioo. The p in bonds Issulened had disppeared some , an he supposed they must have been taken S When the auditor's books and papers were thee was no record, at all events, showing had ever been paid to any one. In S of thes facts he desired to know if the ertlrdlatee now presented would entitle anbrore to a re-lssae of the bonds. t Gov. Wita moved to postpone further of the matter until next meeting. r1. ah emarked that he thought the bands leea Isued once, and, if he was not ile. the Auditor's report, or some committee as much. S l said he understood from Mr. H. S ee ler 1vo. Keologg's rivate secree that the 00,000 bonds weres sied by Gov.y . and saant to the Auditor's oae buat were .i sh thought the Auditor's report showed whl ol e 185,000 to have been isned. °o Qo lholnou remarked that the only way to do uld be obr the Legislature to authorise Mr. 'W3g5 to one the State. . n1t. Gov. Wilts withdrew hi motion to post - ne and moved that the APPLICATIOE Bn RUJEOTrD, that Mr. B .ney could go to the conrts with the SIeuotive session was then called, and soon : N~thgaferl the board adjourned. CUSTOM-HOUSE NOTES. The faet that a regularly commissioned die Waistig agent of the Treasury Department came bues a few days ago to pay off the employee of the estom-House has given rise to the conjeo t.en as to the whys and wherefores of much a ttoe, which is explained by the fact that the elepel Deputy is NOT A BONDbD orFnon, sad annot, therefore, disburse, although all m atoeya ollected from cuntoms duties pass to the endit of the acting Oollector. In onversation with the acting Collector upon thIs subject yesterday, he remarked that this eoarse was adopted upon his own suggestion, as did not care to aseume the reesponsibility, ugh it could have been arranged had he de oae l da Agent Latham, of the Internal RBeve. branch of the Treasury Department, put of the lnternal revenue offoe force through ent catechism yesterday, prior to an onto be made byhim, this being the Sexamination of that odfoe in the last three months. In connection with this subject omes of the outsiders-one terribly anti-Ha) eey i--aid yesterday that the frequent iuvesti was the only way that the department 4eUld provide for its numerous special agency atite, and that they had to be REPT ON THB 00, ele they would tramp upon each other's heels. WEATHER AND RIVERS. On Wednesday night the lowest temperature, 0egerding to Frigeria's thermometer, weas 47 de p eem, and on yesterday the range was from 51 to 8 between 8 a. m. and 6 p. m. bst Signal Service telegrams shows a gradual esclnees as spreading in the North and West, the e 4eslne in the temperature ranging from 1 to 6 detgre, as shown by the following summary: (Ire 48, Clinoinnati 48, Davenport 42, Dubunue 40 alveston 60, Indianola 61, Keokuk 42,a.. earome 88. Leavenworth 41, Louisville 48, Mem 5% 68, Nashville 54, Omaha 38, Pitteburg 48, eveprt 57, 8t. Louis 46, 8t. Paul ST, Vicks .iig b, Yankton 34, Augusta (Ga.) 60, Corsicana I.y West 71, Mobie 60, hontgomery 59 and vluanau h 60 degrees above sero. aimt fell during the day at several points, and heather rise in the rivere was reported as fol : alro 2 inches, Oincinnati 1 Dubuque 2, a o1, Leavenworth 1, Mempis 10, Nash 1 Si8t. Louis 14and Vaoksburg 4. AN OLD JOB AGAIN OPENED. He Useaiter of the at. Loues etel Gives lmtmse of mEr Ltigsaon. Snomw tganspire that the old act of purehbse the 8t. oueis street 8tate-House gives prom of more ltigation. As will be remembered New Orlmas Building Aesociation sold to the aI St t-Eosee for a good round sum, of kahPI I has been paid already in trwaeP aate. The Sspireme out s as 1acet - , , ii to. already paid, and in whom be title of the MLsale H1oe is vested? From what can be gathered it is not Improb able that before the meeting of the Legisalture the New Orleans BIuilding Association will assert its ownership of the property, and through the law oflloers claim possession of the building. This will doubtless lead to a series of oompllOi tione, the end of hbioh it is difficult now to tell If the transfer of the St. Louis Hotel to the State was illegal, then the money paid for it should be reimbursed, but inasmuch as it was paid on warrants illegally issued under the de elsion of the uBpreme Court, from whom to e !ni it becomes a question for the courts. That this matter will come to a heanT before the approaobing session is considerefi certain, and that the vendors will assert tLheBt claims, It is reported, sure. .TAT.-.OU'S. UI..RVITIU. . The executive 9t7~e- was crowded with visitors I yesterday. The Secrrtlry of State has his report nearly o complete4. The t..'eaenry committee expert has his "find inge' or 1876 completed. hue executive office committee did not assem bl, yesterday. No quorum. SCOlerk Tresevant has gone over to South Caro II line for a few days, to visit relatives there. The treasury committee met yesterday, trans. d acted no business, and adjourned until to-night. n New matting has been laid upon the floor of - the Senate chamber, and next week the desks will - be placed in position. As singular as it may seem, it is nevertheless a fact that up to date the tax collections turned into the treasury for the year amuunt to over $800,000, and that for the current year with ten t parishes yet to hear from. t CITY KCUIOIE., John Weynan was run into the Third Station, e bcharged with petty larceny by E. Barabina. Albert Anders was lodged in the Third Precinct Station, charged with burglary and grand larceny. Mary Williams is held a prisoner at the Third Station, chsrged with being an accessory to the larceny of $07. Sarah Fletcher got away with George Eppe' two dollars, and was lodged in the Fourth 8sa tion on a charge of larceny. L. H. Oampbell a servant employed by Mr. Wm. Harvey, was lodged in the tSecond Precinct Station, charged with the larceny of a cost. Alex. Brown, at the instigation of Jae. Minon, was locked up in the Harbor Station, charged with the larceny of $9 in United States currency. A colored man named Andrew Taylor was yes. lerday sent to the Char ty Hosplial, suff4ring from injuries received on board the steamer Kate SKenney. Between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock yester Iday morning a sneak thief entered Mr. J. W. Walters' residence, No. 03 Dryades street, and stole 87. At half past 7 o'clock Wednesday evening J. D. Brennan had his leg accidentally mashed while at work on board the steaumship Cherokee. He was sent to the hospital. On Wednesday Officer King shot and killed a vicious dog that had bitten a little white boy named Bob White on Goodohildren street, be tween Poet and White. Jack Booney, alias 8preig, was arrested by Aids McDonogh and Pecora and lodged in the Third Btation, charged with being a dangerous and suepicious character. At half past 10 o'clock Wednesday night an unsuccessful attempt was made by burglars to break open Mr. H. B. Stevens' stable at the corner of First and St. Charles streets. Chas. Murray, a railroad man, was yanked into the Third Station, charged with being a danger ous and suspicions character, and also with car rying a dirk knife concealed about his person. Fred Bohwartz, at midnight Wednesday, was run into the Fifth Precinct Station, charged, from information received, with having shot and wounded one Boney Breckle at the corner of Craps and Piety streets. David Lockhart was yesterday sent before the First District Court, under bonds of $500, on a charge of assault and battery. James Martinet, for the same offense was sent before the same court under bonds of $250. At twenty minutes to 6 o'clock last night a lady residing at the house No. 41 Dauphine street, co cupled by Mrs. Jewell discovered a man in her bedroom. As the lady was giving the alarm the thief succeeded in making his escape. Jos. Grey, alias Paper Collar Joe, a bunko roper- by occupation, was arrested by Aids Mo Donogh and Pecora and lodged in the Central Station, charged with being a vagrant and a dan gerous and suspicious character. At 9 o'clock last night at the corner of Trloou and Levee streets, a man named Michael Barris was stabbed in the mouth by one Eugene Garson and slikhtly wounded. The accused was arrested and looked up in the Fifth Trecinot Station. Christopher Nelson, a jolly tar, went to work on Mrs. Setler with his maulers, on board the schooner Surprise, In any other than a gentle way, and the result was that "Chris" is in dock in the Fourth Station, charged with assault and battery. Mints Kesahings was placed in limbo in the Central Station at 1 o'clock yesterday morning, charged by T. Lehman, a druggist doing bosi ness at 178 Poydras street, with having entered his room in the night time, broken open his trunk I and abstracted therefrom 894. The citieans residing in the vicinity of St. Phil- 4 lip and Johnson streets are complaoling of the c stench produced by a dead dog, wnil h the proper authorities have failed to remove, while those at corner of Orleans and Derbigny streets are kick ing about an odor produced by a dead oat. This, combined with the smell of another dead dog at the corner of Treme and Bienville, it can be said with impunity that the residents within the boundary of the Fourth Precinct are howling mad. Pollee Notes. Officer Knupper, of the First Precinct, exhib ited his zeal last night by arresting one Clara Stewart as she was going home, escorted by two 1 young men, who state that she did nothing in s violation of law. This officer only yesterday was cautioned by Judge Smith about making unwar ranted arrests. A Nal Acacident. Mr. John Olark, better known as Clark, the , swimmer, was, at 4 o'clock last evening, inter nally injured while at work screwing cotton in the steamship Abdiel, lying at the head of Adele street. It appears he was passing under the E hatchway, when a bale of cotton broke loose from the hooks and fell on him. The unfortunate man , was taken to his residence, where his attending physician proounoced his condition oritical. An Unfortunate Ride. At a quarter to 8 o'clock yesterday the family team of Mr. G. Moses took fright on Canal street corner of Derbigny, and ran away. The vehicle at the time coLtained Mrs. Moses, her si chil. drtn and the coachman, all of whom were throwt out. All eroaped injury save two of the children. A little girl, aged five years, received a severe onu over the right eye, and the little boy, aged eigh years, was injured about the breast. Dr. Lewis attended the children, and pronounced their inin ries severe, though not dangerone. He Died and Made No Sign. At 9 o'clock last night Mr. P. D. guilhem, the proprietor of the Banditti 8tore, at the corner of Uraulines and Obartres streets, mys eriounly met his death at No. 204 dt. Louis street. The pro. prietor of the house, one Wade Hamilton, colored, statee that the deceased came to his house and complaining of being cold, asked for a room and a low bed. Finally he was Msigned an apartment on the ground floor, and ehbrtly after retiring Hamilton heard groans, which induoed him to go and as certain the cause. On entering the room he found the deceased lying in bed, and thinking he had fainted fanned him. Suddenly recolleoting that he had complained of being cold, Hamilton stopped and felt his pulse, to learn that his lodger was dead. AT OoeT.-In another column will be seen the card of our highly esteemed friend Col. J. B. Vinet, who's elegant crockery establishment is situated at No, 207 Oanal street. Col. Vinet's ex oellent taste, coupled with his thorough knowl edge and superior judgment, enabled hi ht to select one of the hand.omeet asortments of decorated china. dinner, tea. desert sa, and f--oy ande saa cers, a.mes, etc., for bholl days. TiColon advertises sell thesabo, -'in~t14 MUNIMCIPAI MATT 7S. THEu CJOMP3TI TwIV UIAMINAA TION', The oompetitive oxaminatlon, AP1gOppi Can for teachership in the pt-ilno schools, which b gun yesterday aLktia Franklin school house, answer to t: invitation of Superintendent Roger was par .ipated in by 177 oandidates. 'ThM examinations were in geography and EnH lish grammar, the following questions being pu in writing to the applicants : OEOOGRAPHY. 1. What is the longitude of New Orleans fro Greenwich? What other cities of the Unites Statps have the same, or nearly the same longi tade? 2 Name and locate the ten largest cities of thb United Statee? 8. Name the principal capes on the coast o North America, between Panama and Novi Bootia? 4. What British provinces form the Domlnior of Canada? 5. Bound V nezsela, and name its capital What large river flows through it ? 6. What waters on the coast of Wales? Ho, is Wales separAted from Ireland ? 7. Name three large islands contingunous t Italy. Name six important cities in Italy. 8. Name the three principal islands of thi Japan group. 9. What large lakes in the equatorial region. of Africa ? 10. Name the principal island groups of Poly neals. Which is the most importsant of thees groups. EIOLIFLH GRAMMAR. 1. Write a sentence containing an abstrao noun. 2. How is the superlative degree of adjective. formed? What adjectives of two syllables art compared by adding er and est ? 8. Name the relative pronouns. When are tht relatives Wlhal and n,,hich need? 4. Which verbs have the paseive voice only 1 Why ? Write three sentences, eech of which shall contain a verb in the passive voice. 5. How are the perfect tenses of verbs formed Write the present, past and future perfect tenses, Indicative mood, first person singular number, ot the following verbs: Bind, creep, hang, make ride. 6. Where is the subject placed in interrogative sentences? 7. D fine conjunotive adverbs. Give an ex ample. 8. Write a sentence which shall contain a com pound predicate. 9. When is the nominative case used without a verb? 10. Analyse the following sentence and parse the words in italics: On Linden waPen the sun was low, All bloodless lay the untrodden snow, And dark as linter was the flow Of leer, rolling rapidly. These questions were put to all applicants, whether for teacherships in the grammar or pri mary grades, the percentage of the answers to establish the olusilflation of the persons ex amined. To-day the applicants are to be examined in arithmetic and history. TIHE PRINTING6 CONTRACT. The bids for printing the city ordinances, the proceedings of the Council, and for the general i.b printing work of the city were opened yester day in the Mayor's parlor, at the Oity Hall. The bid of the New Orleans Times proposes to do the work as follows : For publishing the o8l ctal proceedings, city ordinances, offiital notices of the varous departments, twenty cents per square of the spaoe of 101) words, solid matter, for first insertion dRd for eaoh insertion not con secutive, and fourteen cents for each subsequent consecative insertion. The Picayune offers to do the printingifor 20 cents a square for the first insertion and 10 cents a square for each subhequent insertion. The DEMoonAT offers to do the work for 20 osnts per square all round. The Ci/y Iera was represented by two bids. One signed by Mr. Mark F. Bigney, President of the City Item Publishing Company, offering to do the city printing for 15 cents a square for eah and every insertion. Another is signed by Mr. Clarke, as business manager of the same paper, offering to do the same work at 10 cents a square. THE Jo01 PRflurIn Is a much mixed up affair, the- following concerns apoearing as bidders: T. Fitzwilliam A Co., Ellise Bro., A. W. Hyatt, P. F. Hansell, Peter O'Donnell Seymour & Stevens, J. 8. Bivers, Clarke & lofeline, the New Orleans Democrat. About thirty items are bid for. The bids of Messrs. Fitswillam & Co., Peter O'Donnell and A. W. Hyatt have mystified the city administra tors to such an extent that it will require two or three days before any conclusion is arrived at by them. For example, Messrs. Fitzwilliam & Co.'s bid offers to supply the cap paper needed by the city at $10, the medium cap at the same price, as.d another item at $5, and all the other items at "one cent," whether for paper1 printing or bind ing. The bids of Mr. Peter O Donnell and Mr. A. W. Hyatt present nearly the same peculiarity. BIDS FOR BONDS. Bide for selling ten wharf bonds to the clf were also opened at the City Hall yesterday Mr. M. Benner's bid to sell at 48 cents belon accepted. The other bids were : E. J. Hurbert 49 cents; G. L. Thomas, 50 cents; A. K. Pen dleton, 42', cents. -..... - - A SPECIAL MEETING. There will be a special meeting of the Cit. Council to-morrow (Saturday) at noon. ...... --o4-* .- -I AMUSEMENTS. THBE FRENCH DRAMATIC COMPANY made their first appearance at the Opera Housi last evening in two charming comedies, "Le Fet an Couvent" and "Nos Allies." Without any desire to slight the other members of Mr. Durand's company, we must devote onu entire attention today to Mr. M rtal, the jeun. premier conmique of the troupeiFWo appeared in both comedies in light, eccentric parts. This newoomer took the audience by surprise, and carried the house by storm. Mr. Martal is quite a young man, probably not yet twenty-five, whose native talent would secure a fortune for him in this country if he could act in English. We are venturing a great deal in saying so much of this young actor, and yet we are satis fled that we are not wandering from the truth. On Saturday the company will play "Le Gendre de :Mr. Poirier" and "La Veuve an Oamelis " bdta excellent comedies and well known in this city, and in both of which Mr. Martal will appear, when we will have more to say of him and the company. Our old acquaintance, Ohamonin, will appear in a leading part before a public whose recollections of him are of the pleasantest kind. HAPPY CAL WAONER'S minstrel company will begin a one week's en gagement at the St. Churles on Sunday next with a fund of humor and of all that is pleasant and entertaining m negro minstrelsy. At the Academy Humpty Dumpty will be re peated. At the Varieties last evening the audience was select and greatly improved in point of numbers, and we contemplate that before the week is over " DANIEL DEUCE " will have met with the appreciation that it de serves. It is a beautiful love story which, while it is divested of the clap trap effects of the heavy drama, contains many fliely and powerfully wrought situations, of which much can be made by the Varieties company by careful study of the author's conceptions. BREVITIES. Two bits a pound was the price for dressed tur keys on the 24th, and since then they have been going down rapidly. Turkey hash and cold turkey, etc., have been fashionable dishes since Christmas in the aver age boarding-house. The Golden Harp Social Club give a grand moiree dansante at termanfa Hall on New Year's Eve. We thank the club for invitations. The Christmas baked meats did oodly furnish forth the next meorning's breakfast table, and Aheser e Maw bhut few h Leews who do not - mh wry race at te > he we t07* 1ho R.7av aehosmgk trend frnoy dress talidloo baill. lobe gien at *ilai ~ lo Nstuidzy, the 2th fist. p.le tightrope wire-walking performanloe did not take place at the Custom.oHuse yesterday, for the reason that the rope had gone and the per former bad not recovered from the tumble he got on the previous evening. n Already the ladles are on the tiptoe of expecta tion over the approach of the Twelfth Night Ltevelere' ball. Visions of the prophetic bean ha unt the minds of cur belles, and gorgeonus tableaux follow one another in their dreams. We are glad to see that so many young ladles of our c.ty are enjoying the invigorating exercise of riding horseback. Yesterday there were several beautiful ladies on the road, giving evi dence of their horsewomanship in canter and gallop. There is considerable curiolsty expressed on the part of many as to whether in the coming Mardi-Gras parade, the great unattached will be allowed In the day procession. In former years this was one of the most unique and amusing features of the pageant, and Rex ought to abro gate the rule adopted last year of prohibiting these maskers from Joining in the procession. PERSONAL. We had the p!easure of meeting yesterday Mr. Jackson Douglas, tax collector of De Soto palieh, who is in the city on business, THE COURTS. [Merchants and others interested in oegs in the district courts, as principals or as witnesses, can be notified by telegraph when to appear in court, thus avoiding the necessity of a constant attendance. ] SECIOND DISTRICT COURT. Succession of Elizabeth Hohopp, deceased wife of C.ristlan Bohopp, opened. SIXTH DIFSTRICT COURT. Louis Sincer vs. New Orleans City Railroad Company.-Suit for $25.000 damages for the death of plaintiffs son, Louis H. J. tincer, oeused by the care of this road on Jnly 29, 1877. Plaintiff alleges that his son wasriding on the train from the New Lake End after dark, and supposing there was a platform to the car he stepped out of the door and fell between the care, which passed over him. The want of a platform is alleged to be criminal negligence and basis for this suit. UNITED STATE , CIRCUIT COURT. United States vs. Hiram Gaines.-In this case, on the application of the District Attorney, it was ordered that the logs seiz-d in the parishes of Livingston, St. Tammany and Ascension be sold. UNITED STATKE DISTRICT COURT. A. Bheridan, J. Sheridan and M. Gannon vs. Steamer Carrie A. Thorn.--In each of these cases there was judgment for the defendant. Underwriters' Wrecking Company vs. Steamer Katie.-It was ordered that the intervention of John B. Davis and the claim and petition of Miles Owen be dismissed, and that the purchase price of the boat, represented by a bond, be decreed to belong to the mortgagees. Charles Lacoume, assignee, vs. SuBccesion of Francoin Lacoroix -Judgment for plaintiff as prayed for. Jordan Taylor vs. I. D. Woods.-Exoeption sustained and libel dismissed. Fred Munzeehelmer, hav.:g been adjudged a bankrupt, prays for a composition with his cred itors at thirty cents on the dollar. New York Life Insurance Company. It is gratifying, though not surprising after its thirty years' continuance in this city, to present to our readers what the Insurance De partment, of the State of Now York has to say about this venerable institution. As this re port of the superintendent is a grave and thoroughly matured State document, we com mend it to the attention of all interested in life Insurance. Whatever may be the crimes or the weaknesses of other so-called life Insurance companies, the truth remaions that the New York Life is not only impregnable. financially considered, having saaeooo,ooo of assets and s..eoo.0oo of surplus. but is also unimpeachable as respects its management in every depart ment. Its Southern department, so far as Lou- I Isiana is concerned, seems as stable as the home company itself, its general agent here having been in its service nearly thirty years. receiving its premiums and paying its divi dends and death losses through peace and war, showing that its firm foundations failed not I even beneath the disintegrating pressure of clvil strife. The Treatment of Tramps. The convention which was held In Baltimore. Md., two days last week. to consider the tramp nuisannc, adopted the following resolutions: Whereas, the several towns and counties of this titate are infested with vagabonds and tramps, to the detriment of honest labor, to the burden of the taxpayers, and the endangering of the lives and property of the citizens. Rleslhed. That the president of this conven tion. Hon. Montgomery Blair, shall appoint a committee of seven, whose duty It shall be to memorialize the Legislature to enact such laws as may he deemed best for the suppression of vagrancy. IResolaed, That the committee so appointed shall use all proOer means toward securing the desired legislation, suRh as conferring with others who may aid them in the drafting of tie proposed enactments, visiting and consulting with such committee as may be appointed ny the Legislature to consider the subjects In volved, and inviting the co-operation of all woo may be interested. llrsolrped. That in the opinion of this conven tion the proposed legislation should embrace the following features: 1. Every tramp and vagabond shall be liable to arrest, and imprisonment for a specified term at labor. 2. That such labor may be reaqired to be per formed upon the county roads or other public works, at the option of the county commission ers of the several counties. 3. That the House of Correction should be completed and opened for the reception of tramps at the earliest day practicable. 4. That the lodging and incarceration of tramps and vagabonds in jails and alms- houses shall, as far as practicable, be discontinued. and if necessary, district workhouses shall be established to co-operate with the House of Correction in relieving the jails and alms houses of the maintenance of able-bodied pau pers. 5. The imprisonment of paupers and crimi nals alike shall have for its object ref ,rmation and instruction, with the protection of the com munity. rather than punishment. 6. The sale of Intoxicating drinks to known tramps and vagabonds shall be forbidden. The first proposition was amen ded to embrace the definition of a tram in these worsds: "Every person who wanders from place to place. hav ng no permanent home, and lodges in bares, out-houses, or in the open air, and has no visi ble means of support, and begs for a living." Tariff and income Taxes. WAsHINoToN. Dec. 23.-The sub committee, of which Fernando Wood is chairman, charged with the subject of revising the tariff, will meet here for active work during the coming week. The indications are that at the coming session there will be a vigorous effort, in which the members from the West and South will he pretty generally united, to restore the income tax. Connected with this is the purpose on the part of these sections to reduce the tax on whisky and tobacco, and as an offset to this they propose to restore the tax on incomes. It is believed that this latter part of the plan at lea4t will re ceive the sanction of the Treasury Department, as Secretary Sherman always held, after the abolition of the income tax, that the time would shortly come when its restoration would be ne cessary to sustain the revenue of the govern ment. Tax Nzw FLOUB MILL.-Two of our most en terprising citizens, Messrs. Webster & Dilling ham, seeing the importance of erecting a flour mill to supply this market with an article for commerce and home use, erected a mill at Nos. 82 and 84 Peters and 22 and 24 Commerce streets. Their flour compares very favorably with the best of Western brands, and our most experi enc. d buyers are purchasing it in preference to other brands. The capacity of this mill at present is 250 barrels per day, but will be doubled if necessary. Messrs. Webster & Dil lingham make a specialty of their one and two doltar packages, for which they have a great demand. In the North and West such eater rises are looked upon as necessaril lcjading to gat results. and are fostered and r'neor and this sioald be the el amd dispo a t ro this O tIo~tfrte ý f Se4 t linne na the LPolirteal sittuaten. [From an interview in the St. Louis (GloBT Democrat. Dee. 21.1 r Mr. Hayes, nor no other man, can disinte grate the Republican partyo A presldential poliey might disarm and weaken it. or demor alise it for the time being, but the underlying, principles of the party are too deeply Imbedd.d In popular affectlon for any one man, or set o1 men, to root them out. Mr. H ryes has undouIht edly placed himself in a position where hecan not receive the cordial support of the party that elected him. The line is. In fact, alrpady so clearly drawn between him and the party 1 that there can be no doubt as to how each stands. Mr. Hayes, In a party view, is nelther on the Republican sldo nor on this line; he is on the other side of the line, so far as all the prac tieal results of his administration are cion cerned, It is absurd to suppose that there can be any harmony between him antl the Republican party as long as he pursues his present course. Many lin est Itepublienns believe that the South ern people are as loyal to the Union as we are in the North, but of this there is a seriousi doubt. Tie s outhern people, it is true, arc, according to all appearances, peacefully in clned, and show a dispositiran to maintain the supremacy of tihe nat onal government, but mtrn who were in thie reibel auny cannot so reardily give up their faith,,nonttheir proftesions, In my ovpnlon, are only skini Ioep. T'ue Soutlherncrs are lan Ing low until they get on top. They narld tle I)ermocrary, and should their party get into power in inao they will show a hand that will ir rprilsae that cl.es of lepuibir.,ans who bellivo that re'orcillation has been i'ompliet. 'I'ho 4oiuthern peoipl are not, in frlt, re.icnciled. They are pIaying to.l cv, and their tpurpose is to gUt psseasi ,n of the governmrInt atnd rulll it as they diid before ther wtr. Pre.ridentllayvs' policy tend.s l , ain'rmplish results nio HltIuilh IIran wants. While the North dose not deslirr to ldominee.r over the Houlth, it recarlnirt. the necessity of retaining the ritutai cirlrol of the natlionral gioveirnlmerJr, and trlet danirrs that would flow frol HMourthern sulpremrcy. As a Itipubliean l'resideit. it was 'learl y the druty of 1tri'sirnut Hayes to airly out thu wi.irshe of the iteputble.an party. anl it is errtain that in this Holtrllr busi n.ris he has wanlderedi very far from thre HRnpubllian iderlar. The Itepuib c!lan ullry ihas not Iten weakened, however. The lltiritruilrars s are thlor loughly unitrued IIpuin all the I.nling IRlres of the day, and nlon quiest.ions of great and vital ilrportrlne., oruth rig can 'livid,. Iten. I am opjoia d to any war with Mexiuo, rind no Northern imar shoruld be foolish enoulugih to want it. A flight with Mixilro menus no'ling less thurn fthlo it r isitlon of more tlo ritory in theu Houthwest, anrl this mre.aR imore HouthPrn rltates. We have enougllh outh-tl nrin Malttil, aniiid mllore than wei want; we warnt morn people, not more territory. The Aulttan's Cabinet Troubles. (Constantinople correspondence of the New York Times.I The Hultan and many influential persons among hi' immediate ndvi-crs, surh ns 4adlik and said P,ashas. arldently desire to pt an end to the war, but the Cabinet is firm, and e.al tively refuses to entertain any quc.tion of mo dlation at present, the ministers being unani 1rnous in ouInaeling con hinued resistance. They argue, and whh reason, tha' whether victors or vanquished, the eonditi1,ns of npeac now woutl he, the same; the II nlma nians and the tervians would insist upon the rcn gnition of their posit lre iind-epn annnc; M,ontengro would d,.mand a c'ssion of territory, and the autonomy of Ioum.llia would be a sirne qua one,. Why. then, sa they. should we stop while there is a chance Iilt? More canfnot hti ask"J of is if ,very one of our soldi rs had fallpen whereas should we light on to the last, we may excite the companssion of Europe. and perhap Eng land may finally hb brought to see that by the coniurlet of Armenia, nor, merely the imnterests of Turkey, but those of India are threatened by the Rllsslan command of the valley of the Euphrates. The lpper and more intelligent classes are, neverthelens, dissatistled with the ministry, particularly on aenoount of the frn uncut and lnextliutlble changes of portfolllos, in which perhaps foreign intrigues have rlone muchl these changes are the more to be re gretted as they are aceormpari d by a dis placiement of lnl the minor functionaries of eaoh administration, who acrompany their chief to his now functions, for which, as a rule, neither he nor they have any particular aptitude:. A great deal of this is caused by personal feuds, still more by foreign pressure. for it cannot be denied that It is to the too constant meddling of the diplomatic corps in her internal affairs that Turkey owes much of her confusion and disorder. Each ambassador wishes to have some one In power who is favor able to his particular policy, and therefore very often baffles the efforts of a Cabinet Minister in order to get his own man into place. Such, say some people, is the case at present, when Mr. Layard is working to have the Governor of Adrianople. Ahmet Veflk Pasha, made Grand Vizier. There is nothing to be said adhinst the talents and ability of the ex-President of the Turkish National Assembly, who one day may be imposed upon the government by British Influence; but although in the meanwhile a vast amount of Ill-feeling anti dissension is produced, that influence certainly remains paramount, the Turks well knowing that from England only they can expect assistance in the hour of need. Lord Beaconsfield's speech at the Lord Mayor's dinner raised the spirits of many but the Verite, a semi-officlal journal complains that, although "the independenne of Turkey is promised, nothing Is said about guaranteeing the integrity of her territory." A Burled Town Brought to Light. An interesting archaeological discovery has just been made in Italy-that of a buried, town, a new Pompeli unoxpectedly found near Man fredonia at the foot of Mount Gargano. A temple of Diana was first brought to light, and than a portico about twenty metres in length, with columns without capitals, and. finally, a necropolls covering 1o00o square metres. (about KX acres.) A large number of inscriptions have been collected, and s"me of them have been sent to the museum at Naples. The town discovered is the ancient Hipontum. of which Strabo. Polybeus and Livy speak, and which was buried by an earthquake. The houses are 20 feet below the surface of the soll. The Italian government has taken measures to con tinue the excavations on a large scale. Every day some fresh object of interest turns la. The latest is a monument erected in honor of Porn rey after his victory over the pirates, and a large quantity of coins in gold and copper. Reinstated. [Courler-Journal.l Assistant Surgeon Draper. who has been re stored by Secretary Thompson to his rank In the navy, after having been dropped thirteen years ago was forced to resign by Secretary Wells In 1ebruary. 1680. because he took dinner with a Confederate prisoner who had been per mitted to visit some mutual friends of Draper and himsolf In Baltimore. Se rotary Thomp son holds that Wells' proce"dings in the case were illegal, and consequently Draper will get his hack pay, amounting to 325.0c--a perfectly legitimate claim. which is creating ou te a row among the Republiean papers, which urge that Draper was a rebel symrathizer." Alabama securities. The entire State revenue receipts In Alabama during the year have amounted to $979,r59. The btate debt. including the Patton c rtifica'es of .37,255, amounts to 59,705.678. The Mobile Regis ter rays: The Auditor informs us that the im proved condition of the State is shown In her appreciation of the funded liabilities. The a pe'r cent oblisations, known as State money. are being absorbed as an investment by eiti z ns of Alabama. and the new two and three per cent bonds have advanced in vlue at least twenty per cent within the past few months. He Will Not Resign, and Why Not? IParis Letter.l I think from all that I can learn that the Mar shal will either recede finally or tender his resignation. He is baffled and wearied, and would have long since retired from the contest but for his wife. who cannot give up the purse she seems to consider her right. The salary of the President is in all 1.2(0,00o francs per an num, paid in monthly installments or looerce francs--250,soo salary, paid at the rate of $20,00o each month (a'nice plum when there are chil dren to provide with marriage portions), a pal ace in Paris and one at Versailles. As a ducal mother and hou-ekeeper. Mme. de MacMahon shudders at the notion of giving all this up. Civi bervice Commission. [0ineinnati Gommercial ] WASUINGTON, Dec. 24.--Anti-Admizistra tion people claim to have intelligence that the President intends to revive the old Civil Service Commission that Dorman B. Eaton president. Is preparing a report, which will be submitted to Congress, and that President Hayes will pull out of the dilemma of civil service reform by saddling upon Congress the responsibility of further attempts at re form, after the fas=ion of ex-Preskient Grant. SPECIAL NOTICE. BE ST. BEmNARD COAL OOMPANX HAT T in removed irom thoirold stand; bo r new and oommodpo. to 51 o.iles bCondalat Or rerrsred to pii. order irr Goal at8 th id bre PAcro1's AND UtAbB r INSURANCE COMPANY, $t.......... .....Carsnaelt eset ,e...-...,.. : Paid up Capitai $1,000,000. Asset. April 80, 1877, *i,gez,oa ..r ISBUES POLICIES OOVERING Ptlla rVs AND MARINE UR$SK -AT- LOWEST TARIFF BATE$. ED. A. PALFREY, Presdent. JNO. CHAFFE, Vice President, THOS. . WALKEE, eoragrir John I, Noblie. T. Lytt, bao, John Chaffo, 8ainuelD; oyA Richard Mii ken. osph oi J. I. Warroen, in. an, B. T. BDkiknrsr, B p $anm'i Friedlsader. Wi 4. A. Yates. Ubasis e. John I. Adams. O. Jurjey sane Bthernk, Wmn. 8 tetWll B. M. Walmsley. 0. J. de, A. H. May. A. T. Janin. s. H. Snowden, Joe. B.ra.ig, A. M. Blnkham. Ag MECHANT'S' MUTUAL INSUBANVRO 'e PANY OF NEW ORLEANS, 104............anal atreet....I.. . rk TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL STATSIgM # In conformlty with the r-unirements of fliu charter, the Company publish the foliowf ' statement: Premiums received during the year adblt May 1., 18it, including unearned premhin of the previous year On Fire RBlks ....................... .Wi,8g On Marine Risks.................. ..&41 On River Risks ..................... ,"f) Total Premiums................. AIlAd1 Less Unearned Premiums...... l1eft.lg Net Earned Premiums May aN , 1877 ....... ..................... lIN N Lossees pad On Fire Risks.............1117.86 9 On Marine Risks.......... 17,086s0 On River Blisks............ 8,9 7 Taxes and expenses, less interest............... Ng8 a Reinsurancae and Be turned Premiums.... 16,104 8- 196,214*. Prefit.................. .. . tIa bl - The Company have the followin aseete: Real Estate......................... 09ylg / CityBonds .......................... 1010-)N Bank. Railroad and other Stooks and Mortgage Bonds............ 1SAI N Notes secured by mortgage....... 14,0 L Notes secured by pledge............ 41,. 0. Bills receivable .................... 78r1# 1 Premium in couroe of collection.... Ap,96p Cash on hand...................... ,77,06 I Total.............................. a Mlfl, . The above statement is a inust, true and dot. rect transcript from the books of the Oompala PAUL FOUBOHY. Preeldent. G. W. Norr, Secretary. Parish of Orleans. City of New i t Sworn to and subscribed before me enth day of June, 1877. JAMES PA.E . Notary PaPul At a meeting of the Board of Directors, hem on the seventh day of Junle, 177. it was resolg to deolare a cash dividend of twenty per det eO the not earned participating premiu.as ri year ending May 81. 1817, parable on the thJh Monday of Jnly next. Also, to pay to the Stookholders, on de0a1d Interest at the rate of five per cent per asets ,n their stock. P. Masppero. Hyr. Beebe. D. A. Ohaflraix. . Tob. P. Fourehty, JD. iten, S. Z. rlebl M. W it.M Charles Lfitte. D. Fatio, lee tf J. J. Fernandez. HOTELBS. TREMONT HOUSE, Corner Tremont and Church Stree. Galveton,. Texas. DBISA & ORNILA, Lseeees, (Formerly of the Grand Southern mBot.) The Palace Hotel of Galvestoe. This elegant Hotel. lately completed. IM 2.NFOBC5 OP1a' -ro0 TEs ACCOMMODATION OF THE PFURBT Being built at a cost of $40o,o0.o It will lMbe da class in every respect, with all the k vrovements. ELEVATORS, ELE.TBS .RNC C.ATOBS. etc. MATH ROONS ON EV.EN PNLOAL We therefore take pleasure in solleitkag A CONTINUANCE OF THE PATBONAN5 extended by the commercial men to the 'Jet Grand Southern Hotel SBISA & ORFILA. Leusee. Formerly of Grand Southern Botl. awraowr SBIsA, Ia.. Chief Clerk. r a -10 JAMES D. EDWARDS, (Buccessor to Daniel and J. D. EdwardsJ STEAMBOAT, RAILROAD AND ui i EkR$' SUPPLIES, Manufac~arer of the most improved MrzAN TRAINS oM MAKINs SWAN And every descaiption of Copper, Brass and .heet-Irw Work, Dealer in Iron Pipe and Pittlnss for Water or Gas; Brass and Iron Valve;s: Oil Globes; dteam and Water Gatges Tubes; Bolts and Ntle; Puaehed Nuts; Screws. Washers; Rivets; Cistern. Wetl Force rAmps :Brassand Iroa Wire loth . ber, Lubricadna and Hemp P k.; ber Hose; Belting; Lubrit Linseed and Headlight Oils;* White - ton Waste; Oottoan tem Packiug: ' Stocks aol Dies' Pipe Catters; Wrenchese Pike Vises; Jack torews;W Brshee ue ScBerapers. etc. Agent for the -For -oMPINGJVICn AND UPPLYINGxeoonl ,'.: Bend for Price List. JAMEB D. EDWAR. E U7. 2.7 and 2 front and .l. .5 and 2a uPk street. New Orleans,. _ A i-n .i-e