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To be found anywhere in the United States. These goods are all from
tke world-renowned factory of HAVILAND & CO., Limoges, France,
and made expressly to our order. We have
by the celebrated artists, Dagert and Rambeau. No such wares have
ever been brought to this city. They must be seen to be appreciated.
In GLASSWARE we are offering the celebrated Bacharet and Bohe
milan styles and designs, the exclusive property of our Mr. OFPNER.
TEA ,and CIIAMBER SETS will he found replete with all the latest
In NICKhL and SILVER PLATED WARE we keep none others but
the most celebrated brands, which we offer at factory prices.
We have the largest stock of HOUSEFURNISHING GOODS in the
Southwest, which we offer and guarantee to sell
Lower than any House in the City.
Be certain you note the right name and address.
174 ..... . CANAI :ST 1TiEi..... .174
Opposite the Varieties Theatre. fe9 lm
ThIs Grand Establishment should be visited by every
Stranger coming to New Orleans.
Strangers will please not obstruct the sidewalk In front of the PALAIS
ROYAL'S magnificent show windows, as the interior display of this mammoth
establishment has been made to harmonize with the exterior show windows, and
polite ladies and gentlemen clerks have been purposely engaged to show visitors
all the necessary attention.
For the Carnival
Buy your KID GLOVES at the Palais Royal; Evening Shades from 40 cents up.
Grand display of FANS, fron 15 cents to $50 apiece.
PARASOLS, all prevailing styles, from '25 cents to $10.
Novelties in French JEWELRY.
Ladies' NECK WEAR.
The CHEMICAL GEMS, set in Gold-the best connoisseurs can't distingulsh
them from the First Water Diamonds-begin at $2 50 a pair.
--AND--- 0
A (tousand other Novelties which laInies delight to buy. Weoecho the sentiments of
the public when we say, 0 000
and get a Catalogue to read at leisure, and If you can't call, send for one. It
will be .mailed to you free. Address
E. LEVY, "
tesf7 m
No More Lottery Tickets antl Circulars by
Mall--lnstructions to Postmasters
and DItrict Attorneys.
[Spoeial to the IDemocrat.]
WASmIINOTON. March .-- Vigorous moatnsures
are about to be adorted to provont the use of
mails to carry the tickets and clrculars of the
Loulsiana tatet Lottery Company, by enforcing
the penalties of the law of UC ngress on this
subioct against all guilty parties.
As soon as Ihe cases are properly worked uip
the lottery mail matter will be seilzed at hew Or
leans, New York. St. Louis, Cinclunail, Mom
phis and other points, where the Lottery Comn
pany does its heavy business.
The nectssary instructions will forthwith be
issued to postmalstrs and United States Dis
trict Attorneys, for a strict enforcement of the
law. Lottories authorized bty Hlate laws are
held by the Federal authoriti's to be on the
same footing as all others, so far as the mails
are concerned.
The postofflce authorities here issued some
tirne ago a general order against the transmis
sion of lottery mails, but the order was evaded
or disregarded, and the present movement is
in the nature of a more stringent enforcement
of the law than has hitherto been mnode.
The Polk Investligatlon.
WAsHItr(TON March .--The (limmltt.e on
Civil tHervle Iteform to-ity c',ntinued the In
vestiuation of rthoe lleged mrismanagirmont of
the Doorkeeper's departumnnt.
Hon. J. A. M Mit.olm , of ihe Committee on
Accou nts, t' stilled in regard to the ',ompilfcatlon
In the arcounts of D iorkeepO r Polk. lie said
he always dcomend the fore, authoriznd by law
auhl'ient to perform the work. and still thinks
so. 'the (ommittee, on Aountnti, when it Iaglreed
tol the extra roll of $t10i, wits unIder the Impres
sion tiha' it covered nil Iainims for labor per
forirnel. but it. was isubi'loui'intly found that the
list tad bion largely atiid to.
If (C I. I'olk at. any timame staterl to any )nn, or
thunght. that his f[r.e woul or.ir be, inc'reasld.,
he h,toled he did so upon itnsuffl'lt'it. datt, for
the Committe on Ac''ounts nolever hlll tlhe
slightest ideat of taking any antion in thart dli
reiton. Mr. M'Milthiin saidth that the c irnmitt.i-n
hadl earned the reputration of being the nmeansit
commin tten o(tf theI IlHuse and was anxious to
nmaintain that rel.lutation.
With rifIrtirouoto t tte pay roll for the month of
i)eciember. which shtweld ,; ,ag's empnlvoedl for
half it month. Intlead of 28 for the whoilie rmonth,
AMr. McMehhon said tihat the resptonsibility of
thatll arrang, rm on rsteid nutlrI ly with (th it ',or
k.ept)er and not with the Committoo on Ae
iounti, ias It was madent by Col. Polk without the
knowledlge oif the committ ci. Thhere iuldi be
no doubt that Cl. Polk. in this mattir, shbli,-Iid
himseslf behlind tie nhs)tquent ratilllcation of
that arrangement tby the committoe.
lion. El J. Hinkle, of Mary and, aplpeared
beforet the committee to make srompne oexil *na
tion ooneerning Polk's s-atument that Silver
was employed by him In the Ntuchatel P tying
job, because of his (Silver's)supposed Influence
with Dr. Hinkle, who was a member of the dlis
triet committee.
Dr. Binkle said that while there was nothing
definite In this letter, he wanited to state that
Hilver never did nor could influence him. The
character of the bill providing for the paving of
Pennsylvania Avenue was not such that he
could have exercised 'any possible influence.
'rhe committen did not make the contract nor
name the kind of pavement.
Removing the Huron Dead.
WAsRINTON., March 5.--The Navy Depart
ment is making arrangements for disinterring
t.a bodlles, some eighty in number, which were
buriod on the North Carolina shore after the
wreck of the Huron. and Interring them in thb
Naval Cemetery at Ann Athor. Md. The work
will he begun about the middle of the month.
* The Tariff Bill.
WASHINOTON, March 5.-The Committee on
Ways and Means to-day agreed to the following
items in the tariff bill: Books. periodicals,
pamphlts, blank books, bound or unbound.
and all printed matter, photogr.,phs on
gravings. bound or unbound. illustrated books
and pavers, and maps and ehirts, 20 per cent
ad valorem: but all books whlb, have been
printed and manufactured within twenty years
shall bhe fro.
The committee to-morrow will take utotho
schedule comprising wool.
Mall Service,
WARsrntNTON, March 5.-Postmaster General
KAy has suggested to the house Committee on
P'ostoffeoes and Postroads tte preparation of a
bill to f ucilitate the railway mail service, so as
to provide for the transfer from the appropria
tion for the star servieo,wllch he says is ample,.
the sum of $20,000 to the railway mail service, so
that additional clerks may be employed in that
Postal Savings Banks.
WAs.TiNoN. March 5.-The Committee on
Banking and Currency to-day agreed to the
Phillips postal savings bank bill, a full abstract
of which was sent in these dispatches last week.
The vote on the bill was as follows:
Yeas--Buekner of Missouri, Yates of North
C rolina. Harball of Illinois, Bell of Georgia.
I'hillps of Ithnde Island- 5.
Nays-HIardenburg of Now Jersey. Eames of
Rhode Islanl, Chittonden of New York-3.
Absent-Ewing of Ohio, Ford of Illinois. Hart
of New York.
Of the three members absent Messrs. Ewing
and Ford would have voted for the bill. and Mr.
Hart against it.
Resumption Repeal.
WASHINOTON. March. 5.-The Senate Commit
too on Finance took no action to-day upon the
bill for the repeal of the resumption net.
Return Postal Cards.
WAstIINuTON, March t.-The Committee on
Poshtfllies and Post roads In the House has
a gred to recommend a bill providing for the
adoption of a double stamp reotrn postal card.
This card is of the same size as that now in use.
The two upper corners of the cards have each a
one cent stamp aillxed.
Trade Dollars.
WAsnTNOTON, March 5.-The Committee on
Colnawe. Weights and M'asures, of which HIon.
Alex. H. Steph, ns is chairman, is considering
the jquoetton of repealing the act Providing for
the noinnag, of the trade dlolar. If the commit
teeo do not report in favor of repealing the act.
they will no a( ubr recommend its suspension
for at olust one year.
The Life saving ervice.
WARHINGTON. March 5.--Messrs. Roberts. of
Marvianlt. Iubbell, of Michigan, and Henna.
of West Virginia, have been appointed a sub
committee of the iHouse Committee on Com
merce. to frame a bill for the reorganization of
the Life Saving service, as a substitu'e for the
different bills on this subject reloerroed to the
commit ee.
The Venezuela Award.
WASnIINroa. March 5.-Hon. J. MF. Wilson,
counsel for claimants under the Venezuela
('onmmisson. presented argument to-day in
their behalf to the House Committee on Foreign
Important Tobacco Decision.
WASHTNGTON. March 5.-Commissioner Raum
to-day ilsued a circular directing that on and
after May 1, 1878, all manulacturers of to
ba'co. snuff and cigars will be reouired, on
concluding. business. to render cloping inven
5tories, as provided in section 335E anpd 3390
of tihe Revisld Statutes of the United
States; to pack and stamp all manufac
ture I goods on h',nd at that time.
and close up their accounts with their several
collie'ors, by renewinz from year to year their
special tax stamps and keeping them posted
c.,nspcuously in their places of business: by
continuing to renter monthly reports of all
purchase" of stamps. and sal's or removal of
foods: by keeping their ,laces of business
legal factories and themselves legally qualifle I
as manufacturers. though not actually engaged
it manufactut iug or mak ng taxable go de.
They can enjoy all the privileges the law
accordd to manufacturere of tobacco, snuff and
cigars, ant keep thnirptock of goods lunatamped
at their factory till they are sold or removed.
Thi. declhllon Is made in consequence of nu
merous inlniries by rolieetors as to whether
there in any limit to thp time during which
manufnictrers 'an hold goods of their own
manufatln rittng aftr they have discontinued
work arid ceased to pay the speelal tax as man
ufaturors. (
The RSenate.
WArnmrtoe. March 5.-Measrs. Conkling,
Anthony and Christiancy presented mernorians
r. monstr.tting ngailat the trnnsfer of the life
saving qorvice to the Navy Department.
Mr. Ferry presentled the resolutions of the
National (Irroenhatk Convention, hild at JII'k
son. Michigan, in favor of the repedal of the re
snll ntion tnet.
Mr. Cameron, of Wisconsin, presented the
rre.l n'lons of the Agritilturat and ITortinul
tural soleti' s of Withconsin, rltative to forestry.
Olther tpetitions. relative to pensions, the
tariff, local iimprovoments, etc., weeo presented
and referred.
Mr. dtoencer. from thn Commlttie on Military
AffIra, revorted a hill fir th" relief of Win. A.
Hanmmrnord and John A. (iarling. Urdored
placend on the ealentlir.
Also, atlverely on the hill extending the time
for tiling claims for organizring voluintiers for
service during the late war of the rebtillon.
Laid on the t.,blo.
Also the Housel resolut'on to provide for the
i.ssnlrg of arms and ammunition to the Terri
tory of Idaho. Passed.
Mr. Wartlelgb, from thn(!ommittee on Patents,
reported the Stenato bill to itmend the patent
laws. l'lace.d on tie calendar.
Mr. Ml-rritnon. from the Commit'ne on the
Dist rtet of Colunmla. reporteud ta bill to provile
for taking testimony in tho. ourt, of the Dis
trict of (tol umbla. Pllancd on the caleindar.
Mr. Thurman introduced a bill to prohibit
members of Congres from hobecoming sure
ties on certain h mids. I ,ferred.
Mr. Coke introduced a bill for the construc
tion of a. raliroad from Han Antonio. Texas. to
the Rio Grande. Referr.d.
On motion of Mr. 1M-Millan the Rennte took
up the hill to atuthoriz) tl h Worthington and
Sioux Falls Ilillrrnd (r i tlmpaniy to extend its
rallronal into the Territory of Dako'a.
A numbehr of amen . monts were proposed and
the bill was dt.ristcid at ome lenrgth, when,
witho.t. fnalll I.tion upon it, the bill was allowed
to go oviir.
DMr. BIck then catled ino his rnqolniion in re
lation r, thIe irposi 'in of taxes for the tutr
pUo,' of crelating a sinkitig fund for the extine
giuihmrrt of it portion of the ptublle dnbt, and
wildresst.' the Henate, contending that by the
mode of ke·oirn.lg ar'oulnts at. the TreasIury an
exI.es of 537.tt10 hit.s b.+on carried to the creidit,
of the rinkingri fundt. avi that in the treent
dntrecsserd condlition of the intiustrloie of this
country the p.,opit shotl,l be relieved from the
butrdon of ta atiron at thite time.
Mr. Pl,irk arratrgndt the general legislation of
the ltrpuilioJin altminlitration of thi govern
ment ts in tiihe intirestta thf rich and against
lth poor. lIe was t mphnltic in hisi dRI.ineiation
of the tariff and navigation laws. and watrmly
altvortated the restorrati.ln of the incomo tax.
Mr. lcint saidl he had brought forward the rreso
lutionll on his own responel iblit, y, but he felt
tihat no rellef collld b.e aifford n' t1ise pootr of the
eoutntry as long as the present protective tariff
and suh-idy lauws remaitllin otn the stttute rbooks.
Mr. Morrill thought the s tl,necl of the Hen
ator Rounded strante. coin/n from a Htate
onto represented by lienry (Clay. ii, argutd
that, the resolution was of grave import. being
mandatory upon theH toretary of the Treasury
and the committees of Congress. lio moved the
reterenie of the resolution to the Committee
on Finanen, which was agreeA to.
On motion of Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania.
the Senate at 3 :26 t,. m. went intoe.x 'cutive eo.
son, anti when the doors wore again opened,
Tne mouse.
Mr. Marsh. of Pennsylvania, offered a pream
ble and resolutlion, reciting that the Union
Pacifll and Central Pacific IRailroad C mDanies
owe to the United Htates $28.00,(000, accrued in
terest on the bonds granted by the United
States: tent the earnings of the said companies
are large, but they have been consumed by the
payment of dividends on the capital stocks in
violation of the law, and directing the Commit
toe on the Judiciary to report on the expedi
ener of enacting such a law as will prohib:t the
payment of dividends on the stock of said com
pan tos until after the indebiedness t, the United
States shall have been 'iquidated. Referred to
the Committee on the Judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Ed-n. of Illinois. the ouse
concurred in the Rennte amondmehts to the bill
to pay climsR certified by the Secretary of the
Treasury. under the utt of 1574..
Mr. Crapo. of Massachusetts, from the Com
mittee on Foreiun Affairs, reported a bill sup
plementary to the act to carry into effect the
cony ntlon between the United States and
China in 15a5. Po as to allow the owners of the
bark Caldera to present their claim to the Court
of Claims. Passed
Mr. Franklin, of Maine, from the Committee
on Public uilldilngs and Grounds rep )rtedl the
bill for the erection of a public buildinug at Kan
sas City. Mo.
Pending its consideratlon the morning hour
expired. and the Speaker announced that the
business next in order was the bill for agov
ernment for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Hewitt. of Alabama. said the question of
consideration was between the spec'ial order
and the bill to grant pensions to the soldiers of
the Mexican war.
The Ipoeaker said a majority could determine
the business.
After further debate the House, by a vote by
tellers, decided to proceed with the district gov
ernment bill.
Mr. Durham. of Kentucky, wanted the coun
try to take notice of the fact that the other side
antagonized the appropriation bills with Dis
trict bills.
Messrs. Townsend. Conger and others said
that the statement was not correct; they had no
disposition to antagonize appropriation bills,
but they did antagonize the Mexican pension
Mr. Conger moved to reconsider the vote
whereby the House decided to go on with the
district, bill.
Mr. Hendee. of Vermont, moved to lay that
motion on the table.
Mr. Atkins, of Tennessee, said that the Dis
trict bill was made subject to the appropriation
bills, and he wanted to know by what authority
they were sot aside.
The Speaker said a majority of the House,
which could always control its business, had
done that. The Committee on Appropriations
had positively consented to Mr, Hewltt's inter
posing the Mexican pension hill.
Mr. T''ownoend, of New York, said he had dis
tinetly inquired of Mr. Singleton if he would
get up an appropriation bill, and he docined to
Tile Speaker said that was a matter betweon
the gentleman from New York and Mr. Single
Mr. Townsend replied that he had no contro
versy with the gentleman from Mississippi
The point having be n made that discussion
was not in order, the Speaker sustained the
point and at'em pted to onforce it.
Mr. Townsend insistd on speaking, and the
R.Saker rapped him to order and reminded
hoim that he was~ not in ord,'r.
Mr. Townsend did not propose to stand there
andi be lectured ty the Speaker. He would not
stanl it. i(treat laughter.l
It was flnnlly agreed that the District bill
should be laid aside if the House would go into
committeo of the whole on the appropriation
hill'. l'he House accordingly went into com
mittee of the whole, Mr. Potter. of New York, in
the chair, and took up the annual fortification
bill. and it was passed at it came from the Com
mittee on Approtrliations. The whole sum ap
propriated Is $275.000.
The hi 1 was laid aside to be reported to the
House, and the committen took up the bill au
thorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to em
ploy temporary :lerks and making an appro
priation for detecting trespassers on public
sands. o
Mr. Durham, of Kentucky. who had charge
of the bill. sait an arrangement was made yes
terday that Mr. Kelly should address the House
on finance when this bill came up, and after
an explanation he woud yieold to Mr. Kelly.
Mr. Foster, of Ohio, inquired wh. ther Mr.
Kelly would not consent to let the bill pass now
and make his sneceh to-morrow.
Mr. Kelly declined. "A bird in the hand was
worth two in the bush." and he had already
waited too long-on account of illness-to reply
to the speech made by Mr. Garfield on theseven
te-nth ultimo.
Mr. Durham then proceeded to explain the
pending atipropriation bill. He Said they had
refused to recommenl an appropriation for
more than twen'y temporary clerk-. because
they w'-re not deemed necessary. The Secre
t:ry of the Trea.s.ry said they should be use
fulliv employed, but they were not a necessity.
Most or the Trea-ury clerks had been on the
rolls of the bureau of engraving and printing.
Everybody knew how the bureau had grown up.
and it was an asylum in which Senators and
ltepresontntive. nould put thi-lr frlInds.
'l'ho present Serretary of the Treeasury hir
relduced the number of Ihe operatives from
seven or eight hundred to ahour. two hundred
and fifty. ARs 8oretary McCormick wts ap
pealed to, In the kiniln.es of his heart he kept
,a temporary roll of eighty-fivo. This numnter
was not nece~nssry. If the heads of bureaus
would do their duty there would be no necns
slty for a single temporary clerk. lie had no
doubt the cli. ks on the temporary roll were all
worthy and meritorious, and personally he
would contribute acording to his morasn to
their aid, but he could not put his nrm in tlhe
Trtenuryto kee'p them in eomloyment. Let
the house dtal fairly with the country, and
only apiprorrilnat for the number of clerks re
qinred. If It was necessary to exercn r ,hrity,
let it ie done directly, andl not in this roundt
al)ont way.
Mr. Frye. of Maine, said each one of these
tenmporarv clerks who was clamoring to hbe re
tatied had two Henators alnd half ait dtozn momn
hbers at his or her back. and there would he a
clamor for clerkship4 so long; as Congressmen
interfrend In apipointments.
leferring to that part of the bill to prevent
tr.spais on then publcl timrnbr lands of the
country. and authorizing the bringing of suits.
Mr. Patterson, of Colorado, inquired whether
it was to send out spies nlnd institute new snilts.
Mr. lDurham knew nothing about splcs, That
part of the npproprlaiton was to be usetd
ton send out rigents to protest limber of the
Tniterd Stat's from timber thieves. He meant
thieven, and no one else. andn not those who had
through mistake got possession of government
Mr. Kelly, of Pennsvylvana, then obtained
the floor and proceeded to reply at length to
the stmeeh ma(ie by Mr. Oarfllid on tl.e silver
question In November hint. Ills ill health pro
ventel himn from heretofore answering the
speech. Hli said that Mr. Oarflhld's speech
was scarely Worthy of the attention he pro
posled to bestow upon it; It was devoid of logic,
and was a more rhapsody, but the speech was
weOlorn-d by the whole builionist press of the
country is a complete answer to all that had
been said on the other sile, and n.s the sopeech
wias tlsatributed broadcast through the officen of
the C imotrollr of the Currency, It possessed a
quatlsi oft1n1at character.
lie th,,n went on to take up the points of Mr.
(larflud's speech. and to contrast them. First
ihe took the asnertion that the yeaOr 1R.t0 was one
of the most peaceful and prosperous tht tith
cmntry hul over had. This ho lennl.d In O,
tober, la5Ir. John Brown invadeln Virgin~b with
his littlt army, and it took the mightier force of
the natiln and htate to capture him and seven
teen men. When the sun rose in 1860 John
Brown's bodv was "moirl tnrine in the grave."
but "his soul was marching on." The year 19t;0
was nlither peaneful nfr prosperous: It war a
pre.idntiLat election year, and a prsildential
year i-s never iln peaceful and pro perolr an
other years. Tae Item,'cratic party dw.larel
they would plunge the country into a war if a
Htiublh icnn was elected.
iHe reviewed the political events of 1R60 to
show that it nou it not havet b ti-n pea 'elul. i',
eanue the war cloud was then overhtngilng the
rouintirv. Ii, read from the cron ri.port- to
hItow that the year was not one of prosperity.
Iih rend authorities and lto ter- to show that in
1Hi;o labor was unemploydtl. antl there was a
general depression in busintess.
Ite alsr denieil the argumnt of Mr. iarfleld.
that the coinage of 18i;0 was gold and silver of
standard value,. anli insisted that the main
tenance of specie payments by the banks of that
year was a mere portense. To portray 1860 an a
year of peacte and prosperity wits not to declare
the truth of hilstory, but wasn an exnagneration.
Quoting again from Mr. Oarfleld that no
President from Wnshington down. and no See
retary of the Treasury from Hamilton to Ewing.
had advocated an inter convertible paper
money, he said thpt he IKelly) could not imply
a doubt, when the gentleman made that speeoh.
that he thought he had made an examination.
But he eartainly had not done so, or he would
not have made the statements which he did. He
refuted the assertion that the greenback act of
1862 was passed with roluc'ance, or that it was
ever Intended that the greenbacks should be
retired as rapidly as possible. He challenged
the gentleman to show one word in the law
that wotl I Indicate that it was the purpose of
those who made it to retire the grcenbacks.
Nor was it a forced loan. as the gentleman
asserted. A forced loan is a debt, an.t a grenU
b-rck is that with which we pay debts, public
antd private. Had the statement been made In
1862 that the greenback was a forced loan. It
would have been denounced as the hissing of a
venomous coppDrhesld.
Referring to Mr. Garfelrl's nrralnment of
Sir Archibald Allison and Mr. Doubleday, Mr.
Kelly oulogized both these gentlemen, and said
that Mr. (arfleld's speech was more like the
language of an illogial fisherman than the
speech of a statesman discussing a grave and
great question in the council chamb,+r of the
first nation of the world. Hli doubted whether
the gentleman had ever made an examination
to find who either Allison or Doutbleday was.
He declared Doubieday's works twaddle In
alvance. and having reachedl that conclusion
about them he did not regard it as necessary to
maike an examination.
Was it any wonder, after all the gentleman's
misrepresentations and misstatements, that it
took the whole bullion press of the country,
and the power of the Treasury Department. to
make it the speech upon which all of the bul
lion interests of the country should hang. The
whole theory of the speech was fanciful,
Rferring to the prodictions madeby Mr. Oar
field, and those who acted with him on the sub
ject of silver legislation, he said that the bonds
had not fallen. nor had gold risen in the least
since the passage of the slilver hill over the
President's impotent veto; that the silver bill
was an act of justice, to the people, and was so
In the speech he had made to-day, refuting the
gentleman's statements, he had no purpose to
Impugn the veracity of his friend from Ohio.
He knew the gentleman's character and he
knew his virtues, which have catused his intel
ligent constituents to keep him in Congress so
many years, and his (OarfUeld's) misstatements
were not made with deliberation, We are what
we are. In the vine it may be truth that as "the
twig is bent the tree's Inclined." but it is not so
with man. But "the child is the father of the
In the early days of his own (Kell'ys) Oon
gressional experience, thore was a man in Con
gr.s.s who never doubted that he was right
whenh he hadl once formel an opinion. The
brilliant Senator from Nevada. who loved to be
called Jim Nye, once said of this man that he
never had but one doubt and that dobrt was
whether he had crera'e the Almighty or
whether the Almighty had created him.
He would not be understood to Imply that
thet gentleman from Ohio had such an implous
dloubt. bu- let any one take up the gentleman's
speech anlnd read It, anl thn~y must come to the
conclusion that he believed ,ht. his fore
knowledge was absolute, and that he was en
tlowed with omniscitnce and irnfallibility in
collating facts with whlh to form iris opin
ions. Knowing, as the gentleman does, that his
opinions aire truet. ant truth is a unit, ht tia
only to interrogale himself to know how alhlng
must be, and In that way he arrived at the (on
elusions which he, reached in his remarkable
sptenth. (oreat laughter.i
The committno thtrn rose. andl the forliflea
tion bill wan reported to the itousn and pasned.
It was agreed that when the Houst, a2ain
goes into commlttOe that Mr. Gartleld should
have one hour to reply to Mr. Kelly.
Tnue House then, at a:43l p. m., adjourned.
The Nan Antonio and RiLo Grande Rail
WAsHrNOTON, March 5.-Tn the Scnate to-day
Mr. Coke introduced a bill to aid in the con
struction of a railroad from San Antonio, Tx..
to the Rio Grands at or ner Laredo. The
names as incorporators are James W. lBarns,
Thos. W. House, Thos. Doevinc. Henry C. King,
George W. Morvack. itigdon Quinicy and Thos.
Kramer of 'ennsylvani.a and Theo. G.lgan of
The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized
to advance to the corporation, from the amount
that will become due to the r 'ad for the trans
portation of troops or military stores, an
amount at the rate of $16 00o per mile, to be paid
to the road in in-tallments for every ten miles
of completed road.
The government is to be reimbursed by re
taining all money due the company for the
transportation of soldiers, military stores
mails and for teleiraph s-rvic-. Thit I 'ngth of
the road will be ab)ut 16) miles. aal the total
amount of subsidy about $2,560,000.
No Congressional Bondsmen.
WASHINGTO. March 5.-The bill introduced
by onator T'rhurman to-dlay to prohibit mem
bers of Congress from becoming suraties on
cerrain bonds, makes it tulawful f)r any Sena
tor.ITPresntati v or Delegatt to b cornesurety
on any official bond to the United States. or any
offlo-r thereof, or any contran or with the Uni
tedS.tates, or with any department or offi.er
thereof, to secure thae erfo, manl e of any eon
Continued on La.as Page.
* REX.
& (Gorgeous and Artistic Bnrlcspue on
A, Hleathen Mythology, Witnessed by
Countless Mulltitndes.
The weather was all that could have been
lIiroed for the grrndl parade of the gro at K in
Rex, who, for several years, has placed New
)rleans under his protectorate, and selected
Lhe Cr:esent (City for his annual celebra tion of
~lardi Giras. Phmbus, seemingly do sirous
)f propitiating the oconaion as far as in his
power lay, shone in all his brightness, and
Yeephyr profusely lent gentle puffs to dissipate
the effects of the too ardent rays of the sun.
About noon, amidst the respectful shouts
and enthusiastic plaudit' of the countless
multitude that formed a living wall all along
both sides of the streets, heralded by the
blare of trumpets, the clash of cymbals and
the warlike armony of brass instruments
advanced the procession of RInt, so long and
anxiously expected by millions of loving
The march was opened by a detachment of
royal troops, whose brightly polished arms.
splendid uniforms and admirable discipline
shone as an example to other soldiers, and
showed how superior In appointment is the
army of Rex to the hordes which are entertain
ed by other potentates with money wrung from
the sweating brows of oppressed nations. These
soldiers dko not fight or parade for pay--tt is
all for the love of the thing, and that patriotic
burning in the breast which prompts young
men to brave the darts of Apollo and the
suffocating dust of Oybele so that fair ones
may smile upon them from exalted balconies,
and chil'lreo with their nurses may be made
gleefully catatie.
Three Inands compose this guard of honor--
a det.chment from the Orleans Battalion of
Artillery, under ctmmand of Capt. Sambola;
two companies of (Col. Borland's regiment, in
their handsome suits of gray, and( a company
of the King's Own, attired in now uniforms
of btlt an(i gray kepis.
Following these sturdy warriors came the
famous kings of whom Homer sang In im
mortal verse, all seeming rather improved
than deteriorated by old age, treading.the
ground with that elasticity of movement and
carrying themselves with that martial aban
don and nonchalant grace of which heroes
and demi gods alone have the secret.
On they came, graeoful and majestic resus
citated from the fields of Elysium by the
indefinite power of Rex,
Prothmnar, the leader of the Bcetians; .
Ascalaphus, renowned for his strength; Epis
trophus, the Phoclan chief; fierce Ajax and
the gigantic Telemon' the great Dlomed and
Tydedes, chief of the Argives' Menelaus, the
unfortunate 8partaS King; the wise Nestor
from Pyloe; bold Agaseenor, the Arcadian
King; Idameneus he lion-hearted ruler of
Crete; the fiery Achilles, swift of foot, chief
of the Myrmidons; Medon, of Lemnos, and
many others invincible in the field as well as
wise in council.
After this, resplendeut in thatsubllme glory
which belongs alone to him, came in a m -
nifloent chariot, drawn by four milk-white
stexds, the king of men, our own -_
noar.OP.D Rx,
who had deigned for the occasion to take the
form and royal paraphernalia of Agamem
non, the son of Atreus. Well did the royal
robes of the great Atrldes become the god
like shape of the immortal Rex, and cheer af
ter cheer rang in deafening enthushasm from
the crowd of subjects that pressed on the gor
geous sides of his triumphal car.
To show that he s as terrible to his ene
mies as "debonnalre" towards his law-abiding
people, behind him rode, heavily chained, two
Asiatic monarchs hisprisoners of war. These
were followed and guarded by a host of Gre
cian warriors, with resplendent arms and
faces flushed with rooent victory.
The Burlesque.
He whose all-conseionus eyes the world behold,
Th' eternal thunderer sat enthron'd in gold.
Heroically straddling a monster eagle,
soaring in clo uds of I1g tning, came the King
of Olympus, shying his bronzed thunder at
the heads of the multitude.
The form under which Comus represents
him shows that
"Jove can't resist the jesters' cries
They bring him down e'en from the skies,"
to present him in the shape of a fat, greasy,
bloated cross-eyed, barefooted old codger,
over whose shoulders the mantle of divine
royalty has been thrown. His unkempt
beard and bushy hair contrasted ludicrously
with the glitterig, jeweled crown encircling
his brow.
The fumes of adl whisky seem to pervade
the atmosphere around him, and truly even
Juno, who must have seen him often under
the influence of nectarr, would scarcely have
recognized her god-liko spouse.
-" Jovfisque
Et sorer et conjux."
'Then came the beauteous and jealous Juno,
on a gorgeous chariot drawn by three pea
cx:ks, with outepreal tails.
" The bending ctnoavo formed an arch bfore;
Silver the beam, thi exendled yoke was gold,
And goldeo reins the Immortal coursers hold."
As the apparition ghdes through cerulean
"The ear behind an archlng figuro bore,"
looking for all the world the counterpart of
Mladame de PomprAlour, as she is pictured in
her rich robes and characteristic head gear,
surmountled by a diadem, and wiellin. the
sHcrptre that made strong men quale at
thoughts of the Bastile. From the deter
mined looks of the gnxidoSs one would think
that Jove, though a thunderer, had found his
matc-h In the Queen of Heaven.
She was folhowed by
"Shaking his trtdant, urges on his steedRs.
Who, with two feet, beat from their brawnr
The foaming billow*, but their hinder pDrts
Swim and go smooth against lth curling surge.
Higlh on the waves his armre ear he guides.
iL's axlos thunder and the sea subsides
And the smooth ocean rolls her silent tides."
This car is hailed with shouts of laughter,
the point between the sublime and the ridicu
lous having been happily hit. The vast coach
of the God of Waters is drawn by four horses,
with dolphin tails beating the waves; a
typical son of Erio, with his dudeen emerg
ing from the corner of his mouth, holds the
reins, and, betimes, c~asts a glance of affec
tion at a matronly iddy, slttmng behind him
and nursing her child. A middy in
full rig blows his born, whilst a jolly old tar
crownel with laurels hlolds the wheel. The
central figFure is Neoptuneo hilusel~If, lording it
over the quarter deck and represented as a
burly, beefy English ship capt in In full uni
form, with carpet-sack in one hand and
with the other wielding a three-pronged
harpoon. The graceful figares of two Teu
tonic individuals, smoking creno-neked
pipes, in the scanty apparel of Triton.e, float
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