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
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.
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
The Secrrtlry of State has his report nearly
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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 :
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
2 Name and locate the ten largest cities of thb
8. Name the principal capes on the coast o
North America, between Panama and Novi
4. What British provinces form the Domlnior
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
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
1. Write a sentence containing an abstrao
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
6. Where is the subject placed in interrogative
7. D fine conjunotive adverbs. Give an ex
8. Write a sentence which shall contain a com
9. When is the nominative case used without a
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
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
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
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.
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A SPECIAL MEETING.
There will be a special meeting of the Cit.
Council to-morrow (Saturday) at noon.
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
We had the p!easure of meeting yesterday Mr.
Jackson Douglas, tax collector of De Soto palieh,
who is in the city on business,
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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."
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?
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.
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
$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
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 '
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
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 .
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.
Corner Tremont and Church Stree.
DBISA & ORNILA, Lseeees,
(Formerly of the Grand Southern mBot.)
The Palace Hotel of Galvestoe.
This elegant Hotel. lately completed.
IM 2.NFOBC5 OP1a'
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
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
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
-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,. _
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