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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. VOL. III-NO. 79. NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, MAIRCHI 11, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. TO THE PALAIS ROYAL, FORMERLY LEVY'S DOLLAR STORE, 137 CANAL STREET, 0 0 ADMISSION FREE. CA'I'AI) UES 1o1 1. o 0 "This Grand Establishment should be visited by every Stranger coining to New Orleans. 0 Strangers will please not obstruct the sidewalk in front of the PALAIS 8ROYAL'S magnificent show windows, as the Interior display of this mammoth establlshment 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 o Buy your KID GLOVES at the Palnis Royal; Evening Shades from n0 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. oco Ladies' NECK WEAR. o The CHEMICAL GEMS, set in Gold-the best connoisseurs can't distinguish them from the First Water Diamonds-begin at $2 50 a pair. GET A PAIR FOR THE CARNIVAL BALL OR ANY OTHER BALL. RUCIIINGS, LACE GOODS, ° ---AND-- A thousand other Novelties which ladies delight to buyt We echo the sentiments of the public when we say, 0 TO THE PALAIS ROYAL°, 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 o 0 L. ®IEVY, 137 CANAL STREET, NEW ORLEANS. tf97 im 0 PAZ Y FRATERNIDAD. A LARGE MEETING OF OUR SPAlISHII CITIZENS. O Grand Preparations to Celebrate the Re turn of Peace In Cuba. A large number of our Spanish residents assembled in the Perseverance Hall, corner of St. Claude and Dunmaine streets, for the purpose of taking stops towards celebratlng in a worthy manner the declaration of peace in Cuba. On motion of Mr. Llado, Don Justo Garcia y Leon was unanimously elected president and chairman of the meeting, and Don Jose Miangolara secretary. VICt I'PRESIDENTS. Domingo Patio. Joaquin Vios.a. Foo. Sambola. T. Avendano, Salvador Fersandez, Feo. Nuares, Manuel Oastillo, A nael Castro, Jose Fornaris Jose Torro, Bernardo Heres, (leronimo cielpi. Jose Domingo, ,Juanquin Tnfanto Ths. Jorda, Martinez Ercoval, Vicente Planellas, Georonimo Vivos, Fdo. Barba, Manuel Suares. Lorenzo Sisa, Fdo. Carbajal. iceante uSares. Fen. G .nzdles, MCano. J Brunso., Jose Ferrer y Ferrer. G(abriel Prats. Manuel Castello., . B, rnio. Jayme Llovera, Juan Villa, Pancho Marti, Fco. Mes. J Fabregas, Jose Barbs. lEduardo Villa, Robles Cro·po, H. Pretus, Manuel T'rueh,. Paulino Escoval. Manuel Garcla y Garcia. Nicolas Miranda. Jose Domingo, S. Pablo. Nicholas Miranda, Carlos Menendez. Victoriano Fernandez, Salvador Sisa, Manuel Mascal, . Jose Aloina, Feo. Cuadra, Jose Coral, A nd others. The chairman stated that thou gh the press had denied the declaration of peace in Cuba, yet he was positive that pea.e reigned in the island, he having received eflicial notice of the fact from the Spanish Consl, at this port. The president called upon several gentle men to discuss the plan of the celebration, and it was resolved to npminate committees from each district to raise the necessary funds from our Spanish citizens. A grand celebration will be held at an early day beginning with a procession, a solemn Te A'um in the Cathedral, and ending by a grand banquet. In the mid(le of the proces sion will hbe borne a white flag, emblem of .Ieace and harmony, inscribed with these words: " Paz, Union y Fraternidad entre los Espanoles do arnbos mundos." The pennon will be carried side by side with the Spanish and American colors. The following societies will be invited to participate: The Spanish Union, Minorca Sociedad, the Portuguese Benevolent organizations, New Lusitanos. Hispano Filipinos, Union Filipina, Artesano de Cuba, and the State ani city au thorities. On the day of the celebration congratula tions will be cabled to Spain and to the Cap tain General Jovellar, on the return of peace. The following committees were announced to solicit subscriptions: First District--Anselmo Pinaos, Geronimo Vives Jose Torres, Fernando Carbajal, Ven tura Puig, Fco. Messa. Second District--aime Vilera, *Gabriel Prats, Bernardo Heres. Third District-Alejandro Marti, Jose Venta, Carlo Menendez, Fce. Garcia. Fourth District--Miguel Monasterio. Fifth District-Manuel Abascal. Mr. Jose Llado was elected treasurer and J. Miangolara secretary; Messrs. Pepe Llulla and Antonio Sambola were elected grand marshals. After appointing several other committees, the meeting adjourned subject to the call of the president. After the adjournment many remained to .f:lorm a Spanish military company, to be ealle;d "Tiradores Espaiols." Soene sixty si.latures were obtcalnied. .ý. 0 VETERANS OF TlE MEXICEAN WAR. 0 A full meeting of the Louisiana Associated Veterans of the Mexican War took plmin yes terday at Grunewald iall, the President, Capt. John Purcll, in the chair; R. Lambert, Secretary. After the transaction of the ordinary rou tine business, Col. J. B. Walton was called to the chair, when Capt. Purcell took the floor, and after some preliminary remarks ofEfred the following pireambleand resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: Whereas, the soldiers and sailors of the Mexican war knew no North, South, East or West; their motto was "Our country---riUht or wroafl." Therefore, ]Resolved, That the Louisiana Associated Veterans of the Mexican War respectfully but earnestl iy protest against any exceptions being made against any person or persons ywho may have served in the army or navy of thfI Unitedi States during the war, and received an hon orable discharge f~r said services, from being del rived of a penlsion. lIcsolhed, That a copy of the nbove pream ble and resolutions be sent to (oi Representa tives in Congress. The meeting then adjourned to nieet on the second Sunday in April, 1878. STORM NOTES. The levee opposite the tanyard on the swamp side is suimnerged. The levee on the Old Basin below Esplanade street has given way in several places. Several fences in the Eighth Precinct were blown down by the stornl Saturtlay night andt Sunday morning. o BREVITIES. French Market was attended yesterday morning by a large number of visitors. Yesterdal y afternoon our centralostreets presented quite a lively appearance, the visit ors who came to our city for the Carnival adding their numbers to the promenaders. On Canal street yesterday there were quite a number of ladies ouit riding. This custom ought to be more generally adopted, for there is lino more healthful exercise for ladies than riding horseback. The Weather for March. The following are Prof. Tice', calculations of the weather for tihe month of March: Tenth to t lirteenth--Falling barometer, rising temperatmre, cloudy, threatening weather, and heavy rain, and snow storms in plaves. 'Thirteenth to fourteenth--Rlising barnmeter, falling temperature, clear or fair. Fifteenth to twenty-third--Variable, gen erally falling and low baromnietr, warm andi li(, pleasant days alternating with cloudy and threatening wveather. Heavy storms may- occur about the fif teenth, eighteenth and twenty-third. Twenty-third to twenty-sixth-Rising bar ometer, falling temperature, clear or fair weather. Twenty-sixth to thirtieth-Falling baromeT ter, rising temperature, fair, ending with cloudy, threatening weather, with snow storms about the twenty-eighth or twenty-ninth. Thirtieth to tlilrty-flrst---Rising barometer, falling temperature clear and fair weather. The comparatively warm or warmest days will be about the fourth, eleventh, seven teenth, twenty-second and twenty-eighth. The comparatively coldest days will be about the first, seventh, twelfth, seventeenth and twenty-ninth. To-day, the last of Strasbnrg Clock. 0 en from 10 a. m. until 9 D. m. Odd Fellows' Hall. " Bolllnger." It is rich and full, and has the exa-t degree of dryness to please the most fas tidious taste. TILE RETURNING BOARD. STATEMENT TRAT TIi PROSECUTIONS ARE ro BE STOPPED. The Extra Sestion of the Loulslana Leg Islature Regarded as a Favorable Indication for Anderson. NEW YoaK. March u10.-Tho Times' Washington oatolal says: A leppublican imInubIr of l ho Hociro hIis reolvnd a letter from an ox-momnbuhr who lives In Loulsinnt. which stales that tho writer knows, hy author ita Ivo In ormalion. that the Itolurning Board plrosecutions are to ho stopped. arld tGen. Anderson is to ho par (loned. The rctal Ilg of tho Logislature has incerased the hop,. that this and other similar assurances may bY realized. THE NEW IIAMPSIIIIE CAMPAIGN. Why Mr. Garfield will not Take Part T Ie Chandler Story Pronounced a Fiction. NEW YORK. MTarh io.-A soinial to the Timi t erats that the story that (ion. Garfirld was in vitod to Now flamptshire to answer the (hand lor letters, anld Wias afterwards advised not to go becauseo the proposed discuss.on would be injurious to the Its tnhlieirnns, turns out to bie ai piecet of fct ion, without foundation or known parentage. (on. (tarlield was invited and urgad to go to New lHampshiro by proper persons to give in vitatonas. lef declined solely honaur.e of the entdoncy of the tariff bill In the Cnmmition of Was ant Means. He didl not feel that it would bo right to Itave the conrmnittee at this time. Hie was never asktud to answer Chandler. The sllb JetRs of his lspoolthes were o. t UstrggeieiI, itand ire himsel. nwver thought of oursuiing such a ourgse. Thle Rstory probably camue from the Chandlor side and was intlnded to advertise him and magnify his irrportun.eo. THEtEASTERN WAR. The Turkish and Ru.sian Plenipotentla 0 ries. CONsTrANTINgr'rI. March lo.-Ranlf Pasha andti on. lgiTaliieff left to-day for is. Peters burg. o o O GOTIIAM G LEANlINGS. The Pappenhelm-Adamna (Combinallon in Trouble-A Small Estate-Alarm of Fire at Wallack's. NEw Yor, MTarch 10.--There was no matinon Vut i n bv r r Vt apponholmt-Adams Cor.no lny a the Atldemiy of lMusi', abl;htigh Ita ilarge er, wd Isgiri d tihe doors for iadirni-.ioni. It is ailligitd tha, Mr. Adams had dtucih.le to slng iaflr seroitus discussions with rteailltriit re.nrl ris f the chlorius Iandl oth-Istrn, but at the Itst mnlll 'llt htut oncliudnid to Ilbal tnlll the tprlet, fo.ritg tiat tithe chorus and orehoestra wottld reiv nlftcer liht eiri in hand risen. 1 htis fallure s Ii l:tly to end the iarcer of the current L' tlotis t aidminlstriilon Wor graintd ynes t relty In rookyn Ito ('ntharltno E ltaynes and Jamifes E. B.u lilngol o1n the lers niatl u-tllt off IHannah C.+ttoer, it distant roltation of I'ltr Cotter. 'Thln persronaltry is csbtmated at $50.000tt, and the reitilly ait $I0,iet). An alirimi of flre at Wiltiiik's Theatro last nlight, 'Itllltle lty smoke lmlllorltl Ing i e llaultorumr lthoughi the window in tho dto tn. ertoiel sorne confullsion. Matry tort-sons were r eass(red )by Mr. Walllack frorl tlto shtag,'. and trio play was concluded without frrthier atln.o of aluriru. O DIlllFlr OF DEATH. Terrible Snow Storm in Nebraska-Loss of Lilfe and Property. RIDNEY, Neb.. March in.-During tihe terrible snow rstorm thutl hlts ragled here for tho tpast thlroen days. a grieat loss of latltle has bheer re orlted. Sverial largo htrds. driven by the wsorm into tihe I'lttr river, inr now frozen ni ill th lo . Tho storm hItsq )bltn thl n Vo, s evoet-t knownit her for yours. SHMrgt.. Js. Ford. of Companyv ). Fifth Cavalry, statiold hirt , st.ited ytisttrdtay eviening in icharget of it walter wragion. Iand was driven irnto) ta ral yon II mil from townii und etovered up by twnrlty ftot of snow. ElTorts made, by i lotn ratdis nd a itizen's to') ie-sieu him havte not yfet b'i-n snvll t'icsstul. ie0 Is probatbly smot hored ibo for,, this. O()lhr instlanuic of loss of lifo are rportoed,. biult arn not arliuti-ni. MARINE NEWS. 0 PoTrIrrnwaTr PARs, March 10.n ;. m. -.- TProme ter 20:80. Wind northoast, light. Weather calm, wi'h ttiek fog,. No arrv,itls or ldotrrttres. Ioler EAIS. Mar'h n1. I; E. m.-Wind northeast. very light. Wa'l-r ('lI r. Arrived: S ,'amrhip Now Orletans, at 8 n. m.. Deoarorn, mastor. from Now York. to A. Moul ton. 0 o Hiomship Alglers. iat It :15 a. m., Hawthorn m,,soter, from N-w York. to C(. A. Whiti.y ( Co. Steamship Agla ilia. at .i::w, a. m., B,.ggs mnster, 22 daas fro.T Liverpool. genol'1~ cargo, to Forsutall Hons. Norwegian hark Atlantie,. Cund"rsPn master, 3days fromn Havana, in bai l nlst. to J. II. Frerie' s. Sa;led: Htelamshr,pu H rhiton. City of M,'xieo anrd Lose Stliar; ships Va'ni nnd Mary E. Riggs; s.'hoon)ers J. G. WhipDle Joven Gabliiel and Wightman. _ LETTERS FROM TIIE PEOPLE.0 0 [The DEMOCRAT is responsible for none of the views expressed in the communications under this headl; but no communications will be printed except from responsible parties.] THE CONVENTION QUESTJ)N. o Edilor I)cu.oerrl 'Toi show Senators and Represeluntatives the danger of their attempt to lpattch the so-called constitution of 1868, at tention is d(ravWn to) the jossible uffet of their p ropossed amuenldment. Separate and dis tinct amendments are proposed. Assuming that the pexople should yie'l their rightsto make and establish an entire constitution, toi the extent of voting )pro or con uponl these amendhnents, and it shiiuld, as in a close con tst it rmay, happien. somin should be adopted, and others r,.'bcted, the eTffect wouli impanir rather than improve the conditi(iu of our peiople. T'l'ake, for instance, the auiondments. regard ing the judiciary:] J Shoult the ametndme nt intended to take the place of tlhe present artic:l sevaenty-live b1e adopted, tand the amlenment eleven be re jected, e'ac'h of the D)istrict Courts for the parish of Orleans would have cosco'lr'n/ and utnlimited jurisdic'tiot.n -not to be changed by the Ligislihture--in til probatel anl criminalI matters, and in all civil ioatters where the atmount in dispute exceeds on'0 hundredl dol lars, exclusive uof inltrest. The' evil of sutch Gonstitutional(?) legislation can readily Ihe perceived. Again, should the previous amendment 1,P adopt'd, might it not with, at least, sonic reason, be elil that tithe Siupremeou'ourt thus established under it have to be reappointeld ? Is suc'h the possible object ofa ome Ineni bers of the Legislature ? Other incongruities could be pointed out. Patchwork ge'ntlemen will riot do. Even when attached to a solid structure the neces sarysymmetry is lacking; when put on such a rotten structure as the so-called constitution of 1868, it becomes, with waste of time and money, an imposition on the people. o An entire new constitution alone will meet the necessity and desires of your constitu ents. Erl. C. THE NEW ORLEANS PACIFIC RAIL ROAD. EditorDemocrrat--The very decisive major ity by which the bill giving aid to the New Orleans Pacific Railroad was passed, after careful discussion of its merits, had induced a hope that so important a measure would have been permitted to rest and take its nat ural course to a final conclusion, which, whether it receives the Governor's signature or be carried over his veto, must eventually be decided by the courts as to its constitution ality. But when it again becomes the sub ject of contrioversy, and its opponent Is a gen tlemni whose opinions and plosition are enti tled t'i so nmuch respect and consideration from this coin rreuiity, it sclrns a duty, how ever disagreeabl it nmay e to protlAst against the views expressed by Mr. Mitchell. lie is an ardtent. student and enthusiastic ad mirer of the science or polilical oconomyv, but, we fear, like most votaries of a' s-pecialty, seeks to apply its precepts antd aldmlonitioris whlere theoretically they se'enr admrnissible, but plraetically are utopian. It is not our pur rise, toll irgllue in points Mr. Mitchell iraiss, i'ortiliid by tabstruse principles of a science he is probatibly better versed in than any one of our acqu irnlltitLni+i, forl, were we equal to the occasion, we would feel It to be unnessary, in d onlinrg with a ilsubject that of all others se'IIIs to us wholly a practictal one, that the e' .lergency and vital niecissmity of our rsitua tion i co iols iimnedtliato action on. While we do believe tlhat the investnment In both the bonds linr lstock oif this road will plrovo remlucerantive ti lprivate subscribers, and that its narninlgs will be rinore than ado qulato f'or the pl'rotection of tihe State for the aid askeid frolll ther, we lssellll if no returns were evetr minlle for . claital supplied, the re sult would be so ietnolicial that conitributors would he perfectly satistlled if they only reaiped lthe btenfit of the ci nection proposed. ()Ouir State now gasps from lprostration pro duced by the more active energy and bold niess of colipeitit'e"s, who have wrested from her the tribiutei due to us by contiguity with the State of Texas, andi the natural aliri ity and l hdelitlion of her people with ours. Ylt, while with a generous !ia tieiilce they hiave walltd on tus, andl appeIlti(I for at coinnection that would l renow our ancienit farnilinr initeroutrse, with ion apathiy that is astundingr we have failed to r'espond, leaving thoerl to the inecesslit of II'dealing with uts unilder dlitlliculties andl oblstacles that have a.lready diverted lmuch of theiir vilutable tratle Into challnels easieir oif acce( s and cheaper lby corn pteititton than what we canI offtr. 'iThe State is fainting, anid helr pulse, tieats low, b'rieausei we havel not the nerve tio open the avelnue from whence the windts of prospl)erity would rean imuate her wastedt strength. It, may ldo very well for our Itip Van Winkles to prllt oo tnaturll.l adtvanitalges and toI questiO the necessity anItlld benelits of rail ways; they are worthly comp!ers of the, wai riltl" whoi apl)pealt to Iltl'(e'ttIis, anid itiswell to rerluild themil that thot se who call for help(Ii imust help tlihemselves. To Ii great exteint the lspll'lli tural dvantalges we possess hlave 1b'e1l mused to our detrimentll in delaying elntrer pnrise aindl iilplroveniutnts, that the riivalshiip of our neigitihbors necessitatedl. u)iir anti-raillroad toni sete akin to those who i'ipersecuted Gal 1lili0 ndl sllut their ves- to, tilhe truth that the world idoes move. Jhtd lour rivals bt.een iin buid with thsie I io, iiii.ntentd spirit, runayhap we could lhave suiinl'ely reliled on our naturial ladvaituges, but t thie spirit oif enterpriseo, ex c'pt in our own Iorders, hlis been arousei, andit a conltest is being wagedt for c·rniltelrciai suprl''lrlli:V thiut we dillr not avoid, without. slr lllrindering ivery hope tof retrie'vinlg oiur' fallien fortuns t ni d restoring liprosperity. ti"r intil esirse with 'Texs inow mainily do pn'llis upon the lu'nilities afforded by Mr. iltlrgnili, or the ulncertainll cornliipetittion oferl'ord whvi'ui Iid ri\vetr is iat a stage that anffords cir cuitous aitnd tldioutis tranisp orttiil. 'Tihe eni terliriseul St. Lo uis las optn0til up ,exedi tionls andll easy ec('(ss, and t indlcoleenets thus ifforded hitve ilrhduly been greitrly det.rilntn tl.l tii our i"teritits, while the longer tthey are unoitlpposisl the stritongeri will they becomle. TI'he tldval.ntigis tl a be tderived froml i olr rai I road ctonilleciii ion withi Texas havet hnl so fully tand ibtly repres'entled on othltr toccasions thati it is supillrlhinousI to. ri'peat ther hit re. What we particihli rlyh wish to impress utl.InI the olpponentts tof this State aid is, that its advocate,. believing thalt what they iask fir is strictly constitutional, are willtng to abide by the decision (if the clourts, rind there ifreI hopefully await tllhe issue,. though Ithere (do.s appeitr o i1 .e .oite diversity of opilnion is to it.s result,. I'ndir tlihson iciliir.ulstance.lls, wh(ent in any event. Ithe qulestlion will pr(illniiv have to e dhtermined tby the, julldiciaIry, it itoay .h well to eid it diuuiscussion tthat icannot prioltitibly be prol0oi nged at present. L. Ne. (Orleans, March. 11. 1575. TIHE :GIEEKM OF @T. GEORGE. The Crowning Horror of the Turco-Rus slan War. [Constantinople Corrospondenoe London News. l Abhoit the folltowing mr.rstOorribile, airn.i nalrle oald iunheard-of erlire, in itslf a eIolors sus of sa.vagenrss, a whoile ahyss iof atro'it v, I have mrost artlt.lrentic an.id reliable iinform'ation, though, for thy sakre of humanity, I should have been glad were it o her-wise(. It appears that the inhar.it-rnts of the village of St. George, 800 sBouis in all t, Greeooks entirely, fly ing before the (0ireassians, who had attacked and destroycd their village, rmrrnage.i to hide thmselvfes inll I large cave nliar Kara Djore. T'lCircassiains, ever thirsting for Christian blohod, were scourilng tflhe country in searmch of victimns, rnd fini ly fell upon and discovered the, place of ref uge r(f thiese unfortunate ,or() pe, rind irnmerl'itrely trierd toI effect an err urancer intlro tih cave. In this, however, they were baflled, t he entranrce to tfirh erave being well guarded and bravely defended by tile refugeies. This show of resistan.rce on the part of the people, ardl the fact, irhaps, that three of their numnber were m ortally wounded by the shots fired from within setrned to ex asperate them the nmore, and after two or three further atterapts to effect an entrance but without suceess, they (letermined by any ,ipossiblle me(ans trr put Immrediatrly tio death those within. They accordingly set to their infernal work, andil by meansof crowbars they ultirmately succeeded.l in opening a hole on the roof of the cave, through whicho with out loss oif time they priceeded to pour a largo quantity of brimstone and aslhalt, to which they set fire rby firing theiegur.s through the hole. As a con seqreOlirn, the insidre of the cave was rl ai few irnutes filled wit h smoke so dense that the poor people dropped down one by one, dying of suffialtion, * * * and the soulisof 8o I martyrs fled almost simultaneously toward the foot of the throne, of their Creator, the Almighty. Out of the 800 who ientered the cave only eighteen were saved, almost ty a miracle, having on first entering the cave t;kren thei r stand at the furthest ind of it, and having after tlhaCircassianrs had taken themr solves off, rxulting no doubt in their aborn inabliP wo.rk,. eore out of that inmroennse grave lv dragging themselves over the dead blodies of their fellow villagers of yesterdiay. MEXIC "N ITEMS . o S- - [Two IRepublics I Itich gold placers have recently bten dis r)vered near San Felipe in Lower California, A telegraph line is to ibe constructed from Urea, Sonolra, to Tucson, Arizona. Times have not for many years been worse in Lower California than at present. Frontier papers state that there is a hand of 200 revolutionists near Parras, Coahuila. The government has contributed $1000 toward the estabilishmrent of a silk factory in Oaxaca. The small-pox is raging with unusual vio lence among the children in the State of Oaxaca. A Custom-house guard is to be organized in Sonora to prevent the entrance of contraband from Arizona. Two wealthy Americanso have arrivedl in (Guaymas for the purpose of buying lands in Sonora. Pennsylvania, too, has one of those things called a Legislature. The Pittsburg Pont says: "We hardly think the Pennsylvania Legislature has ever been more degraded in its contempt of honest public opinion than at this session." Bollinger," no " dry label." but " dry" champagne. THE NEW HIAMPSIIIRE ELECTION. THE PHORABILITY OF BILL CHAND. LER BEING KENT TO TlHE UNITED STATES SENATE. Lamar's Speech on the Rllver question How It, Will Hlelp the South in Bor rowing Money In Europe. [SBecial Correspondence of the Democrat.] rirous Ilorss, Washington, March 6, 1878. TIIE NEW IIAMPSHIRE ELE(CTION, which o(.u'Ars next Truesday, attracts loss attention outsidle that StatAe than any held there for nany years, and perhaps the interest manifested by the people of New IHampshiire themselves Is proportionately languid. We are toI(i that this state of things Is due to the "off year," or to the fact that the Republicans, torn by dissension, are making but feeble efforts compared with former years, whereby the Democrats are enabled to take their case and walk over the track. This information is probably true to a great extent, but there Is another fact which nmust .He taken into consid eration in accounting for the apathy man ifested not only in New lHampshire now, but which has been shown more or less in every election that has taken place since 1876. This is the fact, that there is no real issue at stake in which the iass of the people take any in terest. There are, indeed, two political par ties maintaining the regulation party ma chinery of cornmittees, local, State and national, and preserving some traditions of alignment., If not of (liscipline, In Congress and In the Legislatures of States. But there is no warm, aggressive vitality of organism In either party among the masses of the peo-. pie, nor is there any of that sharp distinctive ness of sentinent ani feeling between men who call themselves I)Democrats and men who call themselves Republicans that used to dis tinguish the two great party (divisitns of the body politic. Viewed according to the ancient mnrlims of electionecri)ng, there is every rea son why the impending election in New Hamipshire should possess great interest. It is the opening run of the grand national com brt which Is to determine the (rcomposition of THE NEXT' 1USEtE (iF R]EPRIISENTATIVE.. Under ordinary circumstances that fact alone woruld lie suflhicint to riake tilhe narrow limits of the grranlite State teem with rival oratiors, anrd resound with tihe platitudinous elorlujnreo(f t.he stump. lHeretofore, the last week of tile New Iiampshire camllpaign has beenl signaliz,1d by an exodus of ('onglress Iren of Iboth parti'es from Washingto)n, with thIlir ipoc'kets full of piublic documnients and five-act tragedrlles yclep't speeches; burt this year t'Ihere has 1been no exodus, anlI tlhe people of the St. te of Bill C(handler seemn to he Ieft, peradvienture, to their own destruc t ion. One sutggestion in explanation of this pecu liar state of fac'ts rright. e tlrhat the Iproceed ings of the electoral co('unt set people to debat ing the question, "Do elections elect?7" with sucah aI priionleirance of argument in favor of tihe negat.ive that the sovereigns of thre hallot hrve fallen into, islirhearttmll'rl ent. Bult soi flir as New llHamprshir'e is concerrnedl, at least, tlhe apathy o(f tllhe soverigngs of the ballot is due rnot so milch to their (isgust ait the perven'rsion and dlltay of the 4elective franchise as to the (de0ir'tudell this year' (if the pI)eculiar electioIn (,eringr i metihodlls which leverl thel exigencies ,if political rnlllaaglement in the past have iimaLde a fixed custo)rrI of. Thait is t. say, in plainer terms, New Hampshire has eetu.n b ought ataauction by the lspubrllicans at every important eleotion since the spring of 1872 with so much regularity anrid such business like, mrng froid that the y.omanry up there had comeln to look ripon tihe proceedls of their votes Is II. source, (if incolirlf quite as certain ann inaliinable as thie potato ('rop or any otiher staple' of life. As thie Itepubli'cans set tihe fashionr, the Democrats werel forcedl, of course, to ftollow suit, whircl they dlid feebly arid afar ofl'; not so mluclch lctautse their consc(iernces were keener irs because their cranlplaign flunlds were ,as a rule less amuple than those of the enemy. But this year there is NO MONEY IN THE ('ANVASS on eitther side, andl abou,(t as little g'ullin,' plolitical feeling or ptarty enthulsiasrml. Whlt, geinuine feeling there is is all on tile side of the Demrocrats, for TIE REI'PUBICI('ANS ARE DIVIDED INTO TWO Ai"CA TIONS, the Hayes men and ll ire Hill Chandler men in the prlrroportioln of abliout ten of tthe latter to e:very one of the flormer anild apart fromr the effTlrts of a nlruber of senatortial aslpirants flor thle seat now held Iby Watdleigh to secure a Republican Legislaiture, it cIould Ie srafely said that each of thl' Radical factions would welcomer defeat inl order to have the satisfae Siron of blamning the disasterof the party ulrpon the other faction. The lmost intier'estinlg fea ture of the wholle btusiness is the operations of the aforesaid BILL ('I(ANDLER, n his Inoble art of setting urp the pinrs to) ie curre a Legislature thntt will elect hiii to the. Ulnitel St..;tes SMliatai. 'l'nople who had read the screed full of sIourid andl fury which CIhanrd er'1 hllrledl at the, Ilheoad of the Frauldulent Presitlent, a tew dlays bcefore the Itepublicrlan State Conrventionl, InIarvelwd at the docility i with whicih he hrad sriubsidied in tihe colnvention itself andl allowed the'Hayes men to carry off the( niurnrirratillns and the hnnors of thre plalt orrm. But thosei who knrrow tile wily Willitin plllled down the lower lids of tlheir lift eyis antld remalrked that there was nolinhrg grle.n ttlilut (thrn; nor was thie wily Williarrl dl.id, wevn trhough the odor in his i. hinity miight Ie urnrjleatsant. Williaui was sling his tinie. And now I am infiorrnled thait e,, has bided hIris tirllne to r suh gO(Kl pJIa'l)rIrse thlrt a (lvery con siderable mihrority, if riot inrleed a smrnirl mta ijlrity, of the Repriblicutn ''andidates for tire Legislatr.re nrre either orenly avowed or easily :ornven'tible Bill Cihandler nm.n. The atroeity of the yleislative gerrymrander which prevails n New Hampshire renders A IIEI'U"IIL('AN LEfIiflATUTiE A IEPUIILI('AN LEISHLATUTRE among the probabilities, even in the fare of a Denocratie majority of two thousand or ulpwards on the State ticket, and hence it will not be at all strange if Bill Chandler should be THE NEXT SENATOR FROM NEW HAMISHIRE, after all the row kicked up by his letters, and in spite of all the funeral sermons that have been preached by the newspapers over his supposed remains. For my own part, I don't see any valid objection to this programme, and, as a choice among the Republicans of New Hampshire, would infinitely prefer Bill Chandler over all the rest for Senator, on the ground that he is the fittest type of the New England Ralical now extant, and that, with Blaine and Hamlin from Maine and Rollins from New Hampshire, it only remains for the latter to get Bill Chandler in the draw in order to have four of a kind of the most pro nounced type. LAMAR is still alive and enjoying tolerably good health, notwithstanding the silver cata clysm of recent date, and the Mississippi Legislature has adjourned without censuring him. It is pleasant to note these facts, for Lamar isa man whom it would grieve me to see any ill thing happen. Most people, sur veying the recent record of Lamar, remark that he has placed himself in diametrical an tagorism to the people of hs lState, and tht he aggravated the offense of entertaining pinioJus heretical to his constituents by hurl ing their instructions back in their faces and going it alone. This unfortunate attitude It still further made deplorable to the super iciHal ob(,server by the fact that Lamar fought to Inse and strove to fall; all of which put to gether is enough to condemn the greatest isttesman that ever lived In the esti mation of the average citizen. Yet there is a phase of the attitude of Lamar whi-h, when properly estimated, redeems many if not all oft its faults. Whatever may have eern the posslbilities of Lamar's action In an econromic sense, and however seriously his vote might have militated against the in ter'ests of his own peopu(i and all other poo piel who work for a living and are poor, there are two facts which must not be lost sight of. They are first, the fact that Lamar's vote and gpueecuh against the silver bill has more effeeo tually drawn the teeth from the standard northeastern argument that the solid South represented the doctrine of repudiation than any action ever taken by any other represen tativtl of the South in Congress; second, It has furnished a saving clause for the use of Southern men and Houthern enterprises when they go to England or to France or to GOr many tor borrow money. The South hae alrealy set on foot a comprehensive scheme for I(ORl)OWIN(i MONEY IN EUROPE, and It has been proposed in various quar ters to sendl a commission of Southern repre sentatives over there tol set forth the advan tages of loaning capital in that section. Now whatever may be our domestic notions, and uunlisputed as our right is to regulate our in ternal monetary system according to our own views or prejudices, it Is a fact that whes we go abroad to borrow money the first step is to conform to the financial notions of the lender. You or I may cherish the belief that a piece of paper, or of silver, or of copper, or of sheet iron, stamped with the American eagle and tie figure 5 is flive dollars. But If we want to borrow live dollars of some man who believes that it takes a certain number of grains of gold to constitute that valuation, we must adopt his views so far as that debt is conierrnecd or we can't expect to get the money. Lamar iH a man of long forsights. Hei is one of the few men who pay more at tention to their forreýigh's than to their hindsights. iHe saw iu the silver bill, as it was being engineered, a mreasure calculatne to militate against the ere lit of this (country abroad. and he sawthat th Soonth, with its present needs and aspIre ti nts, would derive gr-eat d(lsdulvantages as a borrower on tile Eur'opean bourses from its recorrd of an unbroken silver front. Thus Lanar tletermlnrsl to step out of the line and take the c:ons-icquenxes, whatever they might ie tm.rlporarily. of opposing the expressed wishes of his c(xnstituents. The result Is that tihe South can go to Europe as a borrower with LAMAR'HS SPEECH and vote in its pocket as a saving claus;'hhe inrportan,;e of this fact may not be smre claitl, now, bit it will be as son amny Siouthern Stetr or enterprise attempts to ne gotiate a loin across the ocean. It is well enotugh to bear such facts In mind and to give rmen credit for their good intentions even while we criticise them. A. C. B. A COLLIWIOI. The Steamboat Shannon Sunk by the Canonicus. Tinder the head of "A Warning," in yester day's DEMOCzRAT, reference was made to the dangerous position occupied by the United States war vessels opposite the steamboat landing. We predicted that a collision woukld inevitably take place between them and the numerous steamboats plying up and down the river, especially during a dark and stormy night. Unfortunately, our warning proved but too true. Sunday morning,at2o'clock, the Shan non, a stern wheel steamboat, engaged in the Ouachita trade, whilst rounding too in order to make her landing, struck against the mon itor Canonicus. It seems that at the time the accident oca curred( the monitor, urged by the waves was swaying astern, from side to side; the Shan non's pilot could not discern the dark low mass in his way, and ran over the monitor. Seeing his mistake he warned the engineer to back out, and it was when rounding to, just in front of the war vessel, that the latter, with a sudden lurch forward, broke loose from her anchors and crashed through the steamnboat'e atfter hatch with terrific force. Both vesseli thin drifted together, calling for assistance The stoeamtug Jerry responded to the call and took aboard the ten passengers of th( Shannon, which, still linked with the Canons cus, floated to some distance below the Slaug s tir-House, and, releasing herself from hea companion, sank in thirty feet of water. A greater part of the cargo, some 800 bales of cotton, will be saved. Yesterday at 11 o'clock the tugboat N. M. Jones left with a barge for the purpose of se curing the cotton picked up and bringing it to the, city. She returned at about 3 p. m. with 16 bales, and left immediately in search of more. A part of the cotton is still on the wreck; some bales were securely fastened about the Shannon to prevent them from Iloating off. THE CANONIC'US was towed hack to its former position yester lay afternoon by the two tugs Norman and Harry Wright. It is the opinion of all steam boatmen that the United States gunboats, as they are now anchored, are greatly in the way of river craft. A captain remarked that the Garry Owen was sunk by the same monitor about a year and a half ago at night and that. another steamboat, caught in a gale during the day, would have shared a similar fate had not a tugboat come to her assistance. These men-of-war were sent here originally for the purpose of shelling New Orleans in case of emergency, and now we ask whether th' famous Soith.rn policy, so much talked tbout, of Mr. Hayes, requires that these same gunboats Is: kept in the middle of the river, opposite the steamboat landing, simply for the purpose of sinking our peaceful commer cial crafl, as they go out or come in of a stormy night. The Enteirprise is here, for good work, and we have welcomed her arrival, but she might take a station somewhere below the city, where she would not interfere with our river commerce and endanger the property of our steamboatmen. As for the Cannonicas, we do not see what is her usefulness in these waters; she is in the way, and, to speak plainly, is, as she stands, an unmitigated nuisance. She ought to be taken somewhere, where nobody could see her, and where she would not be a perpetual threat to our steamboats. Let her be towed down to the mouth of the Mississippi, outside of the jetties, where the brave marines and gallant sailor-boys may quaff unlimited draughts of the salt sea air, and enjoy an indefinite perspective of their own dear native element-- the briny deep, with its dancing billows. The following is the manifest of the Shan non: Bales cotton-Newman & Jones aS. J. L. Har- - ris & Co 261, Meyer, Weis & o). es. Sam Hen derson 5 Cisiborne & Co. 4. J. T Bardie & Co. 4. Levy A dlark ,. W. H. Harr's 3, MOGehee. SDnow d n & Violet 2. Newman & Sto,.kman 2, Allen. Nugent & Co. 2, John I. Noble 2. Yale, Bowling A Co. 1. Forstall & Jumonville 29, Hirsh. Adler k Co. 24. J. W. White 53. John Chaff-. S ,n 1. L/hman, Abraham & Co. 16. C L. Walmsiey' Co. en, Richardson & May 63. John Phelps & Ca 66. Ju iey & Gillis 2s. J. B. Wolfe 66. Total.itL bales cotton. l-~cks c,,tton seed-New Orleans Cotton See APsocitlatin 78. )iak sta'res-T. J. Carver 677s. A. Bohot A Bre 2LS,. Jurey & Glls 2721. J. I, Harrti & Co. 191t Hoop polS e-Jnrey & Gulls 1000. u ndries to order.