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The towboat John Means, with four barges, arrived here yesterday from St. Louis with 97,000 bushels of corn in bulk and 1600 bales of hay. The export trade of France for the past year showed a deline of $32,)00,000) from the previous year. The decrease of imports amounted to $40,I500,000.( The Zoological Society of Philadelphila has over 1000 specimens, valued at $57,023, but its receipts last year dwindled down to $39,555, from $151,060 the year before. France proposes spending $1500,000, on her army, and $45,(0),(w0 on her navy in 1579. The low pay of French soldiers is partly com pensated by the fact that they can buy their tobacco from the government on very low terms, and travel wverywliere through the country at half price. In the Eastern cities trade is shrinking to summer dimensions. The me.rchandise mar kets of Philadelphia are described as very quiet by the Philadelphia Ledlger, and the same state of affairs prevails in New York, B3oston, Montreal, Bialtimore and other pofits. Rust in the wheat continues to be a subject, of serious complaint in Missouri, Kansas, Southern Illinois and Indiana, Tennessee, North Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The Northwestern States were doing well In all respects at last. accounts. Protracted rains, however, are reported from nearly all quarters. The Stock 1.xchange reports sales yester day of $98,000 of State consols and $31,000 of premium bonds. Consols experienced another slight tumble, and closed weak at 766@76 2 , against 77@77?'' on Thursday, 77'(@77.4 on Wednesday;rand I.U7%77A on Friday of last week. Ther#were sales of only twenty shares of stook ppbrtel yesterday. Thatnext M T, . fleet will have barge No. 37 oaded f*ith 29,450 bushels hulk rye. all the way tbtt Per,;' 6n the Illinois river, destined to Eur.ie dirgt py way of New Orleans. The enly trashfir will lbe at the latter point, from the barge to an iron steamship. A barge .iwlh 10,000 bnshils bulk wheat from the up per Mississippi arrived at St. Louis on Mon day. The Ohio Legislature has enacted a law re quiring the Superintendent of Insurance to examine annually every regular Ohio life company, and determine as to tile correct ness of their last annual statements, lie is also to ascertain that their Investments are made according to law, which permits in Vestments only in government tbonds, first mortgages upon real estate worth double the amount loaned thereon, exclusive of build ings, and loans upon their own policies not exceeding the reserve value thereof. This is a stringent law for the protection of policy holders. The departures of coal from Louisville mouth on the present water numbered ten towboats, with 153 boats of coal and eighty ahs barges do.; also forty-one barges nut coal and thirteen coke, the latter going to Cairo ad St. Louls, with other Plttsburg coal not Included in the above, all of which is for points on the lower Mississippi from here Mouth. Summed up, according to the Mem phls Avalanche, the coal arrived and to pass that point is about 3,450,000 bushels. There Is now remaining in first hands at Louisville eleven boats and 102 barges; also twenty #hree barges nut coal and one of coke, in all -75,000 bushels. A fashionable milliner has been an object of suspidcion to the Boston customs officers for sometime. She occasionally mnade a trip to Paris, always by New York lines of steamers, and whenever she returned special bargains in loves of bonnets, hats, trimmings, etc., were sure to beooffered. 1ier baggage always passed safely the scrutiny o(f New Y(ork ofil Ocrs, bit Capt. Snow, of the Boston Custonm house, concluded to do a little searching him self when she returned from Paris a few days ago. As a result Jie has made a $6000 haul of smuggled nmUlioery. The woman is liable to a term of imprisonment, a tine of treble the value othe geiod nind their torfeituire be sides, and, asahe Is believed to bean old often der, little merey will protbauly be sholwn.. The New Ynrk Ierald publishes a docu ment contalnkIg the terms of the concession granted by the United States of Colombia to the Interocoanei Canal Company for the con struction of a ship ianal across the Isthmus of Darien. This concession requires the com pany to determine upon a plan for the canal by the year 1881. 'When a plan shall have been fixed upon, two.years are given in which to form a com pany, and that done, the canal must be finished In eighteen years or the con cession becomes void. The concession is for ninety-nine years, and at the encd of that time the canal and all its lands become the prop erty of the Colombian government. There are apprehensions that troubles like those now embarrassing the ,otton trade are in 'store for other staple British industrles. The coal and iron trades are at a standstill. Coal pits are being shut up. the iron trade is much depressed, and with these two leading trades suffer all the dependent industries. Bhefteld has booeen disappointed in the small ness of the orders it has received from the government. All the war talk has produced no increase of activity in the armor-plate de partment, an(l the machinery for boring rifle barrels remains idle. The rail business is likewise suffering, as appears from the sus pension of a majority of the rail-mills till better prices return. Concerning the tobacco crop prosp(cLts the Louisville Courier-Journal, of the fifteenth in stant, says: It can no longer be doubted that the contin uance of unfavorable weather conditions is telling seriously upon the planting prospects, 'and short estimates have the advantage at .present. The range of temperature is re :-arlbly even and remarkably low, as It has ;sa for the last week. The range is 42 to 52 dl4rees, which is at least 20 to 25 degrees be low the average. It is possible, however, that 'fvorsable change in the weather may put a '-lghter phase upon the situation, or even re r the injury which plants have sustained. be ioston Advertiser thus remarks upon gg.If w 1interest rates in that city: SWehear of transactions in first-class five month' paper at 3' per cent, and a larger quantity than is oltering on the market could be placed at the same favorable terms. Some surprise is occasionally expressed that those who have idle money do not invest it in the government 4% per cents, rather than to ac cept such low rates, but in behalf of loans at low rates itis argued that such investments are temporary. In a few months the money is expected to return, and if in the meantime the market becomes more active and rates advance, the holders of such funds will be in a postion to profit by it. As to investments in government bonds, there is an impression that when money becomes more active and rates advance, that there may be considerable of shrinkage. The latest triumph of American manufac turers is the export of beer to Germany. A casual remark of Prince Bismarck last year to some American visitors that he did not be lieve as good beer was brewed' in America as in Germany led to the shipment to him of a keg of American beer. This was so accepta ble to the German taste that several large or ders have sinco been received for more, and an American brewer sailed last week for Eu rope toI make permanent arrangements 'for the export of American beer to Germany. The beer sent is New York beer, and if New York lager can be sold in Germany, the Chli (cago ieer, which is far better, could find a large market. ---~ e--- FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. MONETARY. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT. 1 Friday Evening, May 17. 1878. NEW ORLEANS CLEARING HOUSE. Clearings. Balances. May 11 .......... ...... $1S. 57.135 75 $159,527 48 May 13........... ..-. 1.019,.211 29 156,725 11 May 14 ................. 1,(17.711 02 115,188 49 May 15 .............. 1.128.015 3:1 205,126 92 May 16 .............. . 1,178.477 7 161.517 39 May 17 ................ 94,148 r5 118.649 05 Total this week ........ .3,700 44 106.,737 42 There is but little demand for loanable funds at the banks, and on the street the offerings of paper are light and rates for money easy. We quote exceptional paper 7@8 F cent; Al do 9s10; second grade do ---; loans on eol laterals 6@8; Al mortgage vaper 8%@10; second grade do --@- 9 cent per annum. Gold is firm, but quit. Foreign Exchange steadier. Sight quiet. State Consols weak at 76i'.at76%. Premium Bonds quiet at :34'.@,34%. Stocks quiet. Gold opened in Now York at 1oo'4, and closed at 1(x37. Here it opened at 100(.101'.. and closed at 1I60010l'ol. Sales-$521s and 55001) at 101 ½, and $0ooo at lot. STERLING SALES-£7Ex00 bill lading at 485½ (4048.; £938)0 do at 48s6I456(; Bank sterling - (489: commercial bil!P 45Ht,048;%. FltANCS--Bak francs -; commercial 5.1,'. 5.10' . SIGHT-Bank sight '4. commercial ½ F cent premium. STOCKS. BANKS. Bid. Asked. Canal, p 10 ...................... 93 94 Citizen's, p v 100 .................. 63 69 Citizehs' Savings, p v 100 ....... - - Germanla Natioual, p 1(4 ....1.. 10l t - Hibernia National ............. 52 5 Lafayette, p v 50 .................. - 12 Louisiana Savings ..... ........- - Louisiana National, p v 11 ...... 1(81 102 Mec(hanies and Traders' Vp 20 . 7 ' 8'2 Metropolitan Loan and Savings, p e 100...................-. - - Mutual National, p v 18 ........1 8s; New Orleans National. p v 100 ... s8% 53 People's. v 50 ............ .. ...... 42 Southern, p v 5o0.......... ...... 35 45 State National. p v 100 ............. 59 ;1 Union National, p v 100 ........... 74 Workingmen's. o v 25 ............. 13' 14.2 ti INSURANCE COMPANIES. Crescent Mutual. p v 1()*- ... ..... - 75 Factors and Traders'. p v tl)* .... lo0 1(02% Firemen's. pv 50 ................ 52 - Gerumania, p v 10o................. - - Hibernla, V 1(x1 .................. 5 7 Home, v4o ....................... 22'4 24'4 Hope, D v 100 ....................... - 45 Lafayetto, pr 5................... - Merchants Mutual, V v 100) ....... 43 46 Mechanics and Tradiers'.......... l1 L New Orleans Ins. Ass'n, p v 30. -.. 26' 27% N. O. Ins. Company, p v 50....... 43 People's Ins. Company. p v 25.... - 21 Sun Mutual. p V 100.............. lot 1o0.5 Teutonia, p v 100 .................. 78 Unidn, p v 100oo..................... 29 CITY RAILROADS. Carrollton p v 100 ............ ..... 12, 125 Crescent City, V v 50 ............ 25 Canal and Claiborne. p v o0 ...... - 5 New Orleans City, p v 100 .......... -- 142: Orleans, p v 50 ................... . 19.' 21 St. Charles Street. p 50.......... 75 79 MIRCELLANEOUS. Blenville Oil Works Co., p ov Ie.. - Crescent City Oil Co ............... . .. Crescent City Slaughter-HIouse Company. p v ..... ............ 2. 5, - Carondelet Canal and Nav. Co.- ... Im. Bonded Warehouse. p v 100-.. 20 Jeff. City Gas Light C,.. p v 1(8) .. - o0 Louisiana Ice Manufacturing Co., 0V 50 .......................... . - 25% LoulAsana Levee Co., prefe-rred. .40 .70 La. State Lottery Co.. p v 10 ...... - - Louisiana Oil Company, p v 1x()... - 3:) Louisiana Cotton 'lie Company - - Levee Steam Cotton Press, p v 10o - - Lamm's Fireless Engine Co ..... 1ti : N. O. Gas LiAht Co., p v 100 ....... 101 104 N. (. Pacifli Railwoay Company... - - N. O. Waterworks Company ..... 34 ' :); Odd Fellows' Hall Association.... - - . Planters' Oil Co .................... - 92 Sugar Shtied Company. p v co...... 7r 54 St. Charl s Hotel Company... - - Stern's For. and Chem. Man. Co. . 21 Varieties Theatre Association.... -- 15,' BONDS. State Consols............... ...... 7¢'; 7, lity Premium Bonds............... 144 :4u C!ity Consolidated ]1.)11 4.......... .!', 40. . City Waterworks Bonds ..... :.....7 3 City Wlharf Bonds .............. Canal and Claiborne street It. It. mortga ge ........... . 701 Slallughter- House. mortgage. ( ... 10 - Jefferson City Gas Co.. mortgage - - Jackson II. R. 1st mortgage .. . 10) 110 Jackson I. B. 2d mortgagne cou pDolH -011 .-5-.... . ......... 1(1 - Jackson RII. R. 2~(1 mortgage ull)t ( ½ - Jackson i. R. Consolidate'I gold.. 25 t Miss. Central 11. 11. Ist Inortgage. 92 - Miss. Central It. 1. 2dI mortgage. - 87 Miss. Central It. It. Con. gold...-.. St. Charles Hotel mortga ....... 1 -3 NgW OBLEANS STOCK EXCHANOE BALES. FIRST CALL. 10 A. M. 510.000 Premium Bonds .................. 34i THIRD CALL. 2 P. M. $5.01) State'Consols..................... 7C, 5.,1o State Consols ....................... 7; 5.000 state ConsolR .................... 31.000oo I'remlium Bonds ... ............... 14 SALES REPORTED nY MEMlBERI S OF TIIE EXCHAN'IE BEFOilE FIRST :CALL. 10 shares Crescent M.utual Insurance.... 74', BETWEEN SECOND AND THIBD CALLS. 1i shares Cresoent Mutual Insurance.... 7C . 812.00() State Cosols -...... .......... 77' 1 27.0..) State Consols ...................... 77 ' t i(.018 Slate Colnsols....................... 77 17.(H10 State Consols ................... , AFTERI THIIRD CALL, 5.000 State Cons ~ls...... ............... 7 13,00) Statel( Consols..................... 7 i COx ERCIAL. OFFICE OF NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT, I Friday Evening. May 17, 1878. J GENERAL REMARKS - To-day the long wished for rain came and fell copiously, flood ing the streets and filling the cisterns. The sales of Cotton to-day were confined to only 23oo bales, owing to the poor offerings and stringent demands of holders. During the week low grades have advanced :Sc. and high grades %; sales footing up 1.1so bales, against 17.400oo bales the previous week and 16,450 bales the week before. During the week the receipts of Flour amounted to 9233 barrels, against 9317 last week. The supply of that commodity is light, and the market is steady and dull, business being chief ly confined to job lots. Owing to the scant supply of Corn Meal this article has advanced, and is now quoted at $2 35as rl2 50 ok bbl. The Provision market continues dull, es Decially in Pork, in whith article there is scarcely any movement. During the week Dry Salt shoulders have declined '4'ec f 11;: Ba con sides have fallen in price En@ '4c, shoulders remaining firm and unchanged. The sales of Corn to-day footea up 3153 sacks, at from 51t to 52c .a bushel. For Bulk Corn there is a good demand and prieos are firm. COTTON-Thegeneral features of the market are unchanged from what they have been for the past few days. The demand continues active and prices are strong and advancing. The sales to-day were only 2010 hales, and much below what they would have been had the offerings been better and holders less stringent in their demands. In a review of the week closing to-day we observe a marked improvement, not only in business but in prices, compared with the pre vious week. The sales aggregate 18,i10 bales, and prices have advanced on the whole line, the low grades going up N'c and the high grades oe, the demand running largel' on the lower qualities. A large weekly movement is apparent also at New York in futures, the sales amounting to 321,400 bales, with an aggregate improvement in prices of 21@24 points for the early months and H 13 points'on the later months. We notice also an improvement on spot cotton In that market of 1'4'Ce. The changes at Liverpool are of like charac ter to those in New York, spots going up 'fd. Havre is also If higher. Manchester continues quiet. The following is the ofliolal closing of the Cotton Exchange: To-day. Yesterday. Low Ordinary .......... ' Ordinary ....................... H 85 Good Ordinary... .........1 Low Middling ............... 4' 9' M iddling ......................100. lo Good Middling.........nom. 11i . nom. 11', Middling Fair... ......... Sales to-day 2300 bales. Market firm. COTTON STATEMENT. In store and on shipboard tept. ,. 1877. 21.356 Gross receipts since yesterday. 970 Gross receipts previously......1,.C12.9t,;i-1,633,936 Excess in actual stock. made from linters. loose, etc., since Sept. .... 11.425 Total supply......................... 1(067,578 Exported to-day ............... :. Exported previously ........... 1,517,31-1.57,331 Total stock this day..................... 100.786 Total stock this day last year.......... 11;:.7(;9 The exports to-day were 30o ales to Cincin nati. Exports for the week-0.s32? hnles to Great Britain, 3300 to France, 5232 to other foreign ports and 6451 coastwise. Net receipts since yesterday .......... 700oo Receipts from other ports............. 270 Net receipts last Friday... ...... .. 907 Net receipts this day last year. ....... . 1.602 Net receipts this week . .......... 4,33 Net receipts last week...... .......... 7,337 Net receipts same time last year ....... 7,s Net receipts since September 1- ...... 1.349.,29 Net receipts same time last year ..... 1.159.174 The sources of receipts have h leen from Rled river, Ouachita r1"vr. Arkansas river, Chicago. St. Louis and Netv Orleans Rallroad, and the Mississippi river and other tributary streams, giving total net receipts of 483:3 bales, against 7198 bales this week blst year, and 1.349 529 hales since first of September. against 1.159.174 bales same time last year. Adding reeipolts from Mo bile, Texas and Florida, the gross receplts are found to be 7:108 this week. against 7492 this week last year. andl since first of Seputmber 1,6:1.19:116 bales, against 1.348.70o bales same time last year. Cotton on shipboard as per account ot the Cotton Exchange is as follows: Liverpool 15.565 bales. Havre lo.19, Bremen 4534,. Moditer ranean -, Mexico -, coastwise 7394; total. 31,03. bales. This, taken from the stock at noon. as noted at the Exchange, leaves in presses 69,211 bales. The exports since September 1 to date from New Orleans have been as follows: Great Britain 752,620 bales. aigalinst c·5,0o8 last year; France 309,878 ngainst .ol.781 last year: other foreign ports 291:,958,1 against I la.5:(.l I1st. year, and coastwise 210.H75. against 141.44(7 IIst v'i1r making atotal foreign and coastwise of 1,567,331 against 1,226I.879 last year. The receipts at all ports, consolidated, as per telegrams to the Cotton ExcIhnllle, show totals from noon yester(lay to noon to-day of 29:17 bales, against 3373 bales last Friday, t6955 last year and 4219 the vear before last. The movement at ports for the week. up to 12 m. to-day, is given below: Recelved Itecoived This week this week. last week. last year. New Orleans ..... 4,84:1 7:337 7,158 Galveston ......... 1.(20 1 .49 6e2 Mobile ......... 1.555 1 519 547 Savannah......... 2,09 2 301 1,12:: Charleston ........ 93i 1.19 1. Wilmington....... 44 415 114 Norfolk ........... 2,.;04 2.571 2,07; Baltimore ........ 74 79 427 New York.......... 3.541 4,1(4 412 Boston ............ 1.33:3 5 2.062 Philadelphia . .... 121 181 1.215 Various ........... 627 447 142 Total.......... 20,429 22,7'1 17.566 Receipts atports since September 1.....4.121,752 Receipts same time last year ..........3.54.:,320 Receipts same time year befor........ :.:83l4 The consolidated report for the week gives exports to G. B. Fr'e. Con. Total This week ....... 46,718 4,721 6,52 57,90(1 Last week ...... 41.189 6.693 67,03.:l 54.745 This week l't y'r - 2:1,912 2,610 11.750 41.272 Since Sept. 1 . 1,981.626 47;.012 655,551 3:1113.199 Same time last year ...........1,890,95a 417,732 391,745 2,700.335 STOCKS AT ALL TIIE PORTS. This week ................. .. ........... 3:10,44 Last week .............. ........ .....:14,405 This week last year ......................458,38s OCEAN FREIGHTS-Are quoted as follows: By steam-Cotton to Liverpool 5-1,ld@%d to Re vel -d: to Bremen -d; to Boston. Providence. Fall River, Philadelphia and Baltimore. via New York, 76c; to New York 'c: grain to Liverpool 9tlc(ild and - to Bremen 1 quarter. By sail-Cotton to Liverpool 5-.160 'd ; to Havre Re; to Bremen Xc; to Genoa H%@lc; grain to Liverpool 7hd. SUGAR-R- icelpts 5. hhds: selns 45 hhds. There is a fair local demand and market firm. We quote: Interior -(-@-c; common to good common 5tr(RGe: fair to good fair 6.%~ 6ec; fully fair 7c; prime 7R.i@7%C; strictly prime 7Rc; gray clarnfled --@-c; yellow clarl fled as in quality. @@85c; off whites. good to choice. 85%1%,c: white clarified 90. MOLASSES--Relripts 10 btbl. sales 74 bbls. The market is quliet and steady. We quote: Common Ir(mn2c; fair 23@25C; prime 82@35u; strictly prime 360380: choice 401&420. FLOUR-In a review of the past woek the flour trade presnts no features of mllch (In couragement. The supuly btreing light, and medlium to choice grAdes sc1arce. prices have been fairly maintainel exeput on the low grades, which are extremely dull and n1eglectd. Business for the most part has boeen d(11 and confilned to job lots, the amnount going into con slotion being about equal to thie llrrent re enipots,. which have been :10:3 barrels this week, (gainst 9317 barrels last week. and1 1:13,945 barrels this week last year. We contilnue to tlhIOt( the market steadly but (111dull. Sales- so bbls at $S 511: 3i at $5 54; 25 at $5 9o; 25 at $6; 75 on private terms. We-iuote: Fancy echole $5 .17K 6 25; family 5 50@5. 75; trebles, low to choicn. $4 750d5 .o: double extras $4 25(4 50; RingYl extras ti4 4 25: superflne --(@54; fine $3 50(13 75. Dealrs in their trade obtain an advance of 500 IP bbl on these prices. CORN MEAL-This article the past few dlays, owing to scarcity, has climbed lup materiallyL and is now q(uoted at $2:15~32 50 for good to (hloi:e Westorn. and loalers are now j(obhing ol(t of ;storli at 2 (2RkU2 75 - bl,. Sales-lo bhls at CREAM AND PEARL MEAL-Western is luoted at $2 10 43 15 9 bbl ex landing, and $3 25 (a3 5o ex store. G(ItLTS-Have recently attractedl constid.rah~ln attention and found ready sale at som(.what impr(oved pirlies. There are some low nuaLi ties. which are sold on their m(rit(, but for Hudnot's the market is firm at $3s 25 ex-landinrg. and $3 for other choice Western products. The i j)obbiLng rates. in lots solld out of stor. are nlow quoted firm at $3 2n~43 40 bbl as in qluality and brand. COW PEAS-The market is quiet and steady,. with a moderato supply and ('rnand. WSV quote low mixed $18i1 oe. good mixed $1 101@1 20, 11d( good to choice tlay $1 30(a1 15. PORK--This article, more than any other,. Derhapls. in the listof hog products, is extremely dull and nominal. We hear of no movements calcula'rd to throw any light on the views of either buyers or sellers, and we qluote the mar- I ket as beting strictly nominal at $. 75;as . Deal ers are still jobbing out of store at $9 25(41, 511. DRY SALT MEATS-Since last Friday shoulders have declined in market value w ',o and arenow uuoted dull at 3%e for loose and 140 lor packed. Dealers In their trade are getting an advance of 2rc on these prices. Sales-25 boxes shoulders at 40. BACON-We note a decline in bacon sides, as compared with prices last week. of oC1'4, shoulders remaining firm and unchanged. The demand is dull. and movements are confined to small lots. We quote shoulders firm at 4c., sides easy at 5sc for clear ribs and 5% for clear sides. Dealers' prteices are: shoulders 45o. clear rib sides 5N055N, and clear sides 0e. HAMS-In the run of the week hams have undergone no change in prices. The market throughout has been dull, with exceptional sales at Eso for fancy small averages, and the bulk of the business done on the basis of ' lc for good to choice sugar-cured. Plsin hams are still ulotod at (7.@7c. Dealers' prices are '~0e4C higher. 1 LARD-There have been no movements in lard the past week, except in a small way to the local trade. Prices show no change as com pared with last Friday. We quote refined lard i lti@7% for good to choie, and packers' prime steam 63@7c; kegs 7%O@8c. and pails 7~@s8c. Dealers' rates are he higher. BBEAKFAST BACON-The supply on the pot is scarce. and the market is easier for 2hoice goods at I@7eC; dealere now charging 7%O830o for small lots. Bales-le and to boxes ULFTON BEEF-Half bbls $9 75; extra West ern mess $1o@12 V bbl. PACKERS' HOG PRODUCTS-Dealers are selling on orders in the job trade at $s 75 F half bbl for pig ork. $9 25 bbl for prime mess pork, s 5o@s 75 for prime pork. and $8os 5@s 75 for rump pork. Pigs' feet are selling at $1@1 25 I keg. Ham sausages are dull and quoted at 6@70 l9 . Pickled pigs' tongues are quoted at so apiece. Pickled beads are offering at $9 50@ 10 5o0 tierce, and jowls at $4 50@5 50 * barrel; Bologna sausage ioc. Spare ribs-none in mar ket. Side ribs $5@5 55. COFFEE-The inquiry is fair and the market firm. QUOTATIONS FOR GOLD. Cargo"s. Job Lots. Prime..................... %~@1s 17 @I18 Good......................17 @ 17Y 170 i@174 Fair ............... (. +@16'- 16e@I.16' Ordinary ...... ......... 14@15 15 Niu15 Extreme range ...... ............12 @18N, TOBACCO-Is quiet. Stock on sale u300 hhds. QUOTATIONS. Inferior lugs ... ............ ... ....... 2 @ 2% Low lu -gs--..................... ....... 24@ 3 Medium ................................ 3%.4@ 35 Good to fine .................. .......... 4 ". 4% Low leaf ........................... 4'(: 5 y Medium ...... ............. ........ 6 @ 7 Good ....................................... 7 (di Fine............................. .......... 9 @ lo Selections......................... .... 10 (x+12 CORN-Firm. Sales--15 mixed and 2500 whit, at 51', and 500 yellow at 530 ' hushel. OATS-Are quiet and steady. HalnR-2-fl and 150 choice at 35c; 300 do at 34arc, and so do at 360 N bushel. BRAN-Is quiet and weak. Only o10 bags sold at 52 40 cwt. HAY--Light demand and prices easy. Choice 15;: prime $12 50((l3 "i ton. BULK CORN-White scarce and inquiry good at firm prices, quoted at i8@48'ie, holders ask ing 49@50o: mixed is steady and In good re quest at 46'e(L6.1tac bushel. POULTRIY-Old chickens $4 2504 50: young 62 50@;; ducks $3@3 50; geese $4@5; turkeys $12 @l6s dozen. EGGS-Western 10@12c; Louisiana 12@15C V dozen. RICE-Is firm. No. 2 4':c; common 4'z1 s,4,. ordinary 5'w15-sc. fair 5.@6c good 64@ 6(4e. prime 6%6@70, choice 7 4@7,:e b. SALT-We quote dealers' prires from their warehouses at 5s@atne T sack for coarse; t1 05 1l to1 for flue. Turk's Island dull and neg lected; hold at 3o0:@20e bushel. Table salt in pockets 1%@757Y each as in size. WHISKY-The demand for this article is moderate and in prices scarcely any change from day to day. We continue to note old stock neglected and dull. We quote chocoe Cincinnati $1 03@1 05, fair to good Western and Loulisina six per cent $1@1 03. BUTTEIR-Moderate stock. Demand fair. Choice New York creamery 32@733; New York creamery good 2H530c0; New York good 24r@250; low and medium grades 180Rl22o. Wester- choice. fresh packed 210@22; 'good dol4@150; low grades s9W12P. WOOL-Small lots of the new crop are coming in, but meeta poor market and nominal prices. We quote hulrry 9!.10,; Louisiana clear 10(a200; lake 210220 V t.. CHEESE - Prime Western factory -0-110; good do I1eloie. New York cream 14.(@15o2. STARCH-In fair demand at sc in lots. MARKETS DY TELEGRAPH. Domestlc. CHIc'A(GO, May 17.-Wheat opened at $1 075. Jun. Corn -- .June. La'er-Wheat sold at S1 07 '( 1 07', June. $1 04 ', bid July. $1 10', ash. (:Corn-No. 2 37'. cash. Pork-Ss 07 !;aN 10 J un, $s 25405 27 z July. $N 42"i (dos 45 August. Lard--6.70(w6.72', June, 6.77,, .July, 0.85 Aulgust. Dry salt. meats nominal Shoulders 3 ". short rib 4 55. short clear 4.75. Union Stock Yards.-543. cars of Itock re vorted: market opens very ulniet and weak; prIces about 5o lower ; light gIades quotalle at, 13 150,3 25; heavy pIaking dull at $3 050.3 20, heavy shipping $1 20(43 33. Cattle-Receipts 4t0(N; market quieit. 1 p. m.-Morning call. - Pork-s 07'@g to June. SN 25r@ý 27 ' July. llr[d-c.70,~o;.722% June. 6.7.1-(6.77'. July. Wheat-$i I 'a l 10 . ilay. $1 07 June, sl 04o.1 (04 July. Corn-39-' May, 39, ,a 39', June. 391',@392% .July. Oats-No. 2 20t6' cash. 2; May, 25% June. 20 Jul y. 3:30 p. m.-Close.-Pork-$8 02!,,7,8 o5 June. .8 20 July. 5i 37''' August. Lard--c.i65 a6.7%1 June.' firstname.lastname@example.org', July. Wheat weak--S 090' May. $1 00', Jun". $1 031, ol0 031S .July. Corn sleaidy--3i's May, :is' a..:X June. :1:.Y,~"3:a July. Oats quiet; 1 21 MMay. 2'4:3525 , Juno. NEw YORK,. May 17. 10:40 R. m.-Coffoe firm: no sales. Raw sugar firm and in good demand: s:les-a3;o hhds. Itefined sugar steady, with fair demand. Linse.d oil 58"tio. 3:401 p. m.-It, lirl €n sugar strong: yellow 7' 0" R, extra C 0'Si018 . stan'lard A 9',:.) ,4 off AN '.s(8 9. standard crushed 1y. powdered 9 10,a(+9, granulated 9,. cut loaf 09'. All other groceries without any quotable change. ST. LouIs, May 17.-Openlng.-Wheat-$1 12' June. S1 0o seller July. Corn--:jsN! seller June, 40', seller July. 12:30 p. m.-Whent. lower-No. 2 red $1 12T i l 12`/ June, $1 o.',tl 09',. July. $1 11'. cash. Corn easy-:3A'i June, 40 Jully. :503os'. cash. Oats dull--26',~'a2o; June. 25' 4y26 bid cash. Whisky steady-s1 n5. Pork ldull at S 75. Cut meats dlull-Car lots loose shiloulders 31.;(4i.3.65, clear ribsides 4 0, c'lear siids. 4.70. Bacon dull - Shouldirs 4%, tlear rib ledos. 5 ',clear selos 5 ',. Lard lower- 6.075 asked. 0.,' bid. 1 p. m.-Wheat -$1 12', June, $1 091 July. Corn--3' ,Jun... :9', July. CINCINNATI, May 17.-Pork dull at $R 75. Ba con- Shoulders 4 '.., clear rib sildes 5' 4. 'lear sldes 5 B. Bulk meats qulet-Shoulders :3.00, clear ritsidel s 4.65. Blear sides 4.80. Lartd-Prime, winter steam 7. current make 6i. city kettle 75,. country do 751. Hogs- -ltoipots to-dlay 179.1; market quiiet and pricrs unchanged; comilmon $2 (;0,'3, fair to good $I3 (51r:3 1Lo. choico 43 40 -(3 45. Whisky in fair demand at $1 01. Foreign. LIVERPOOL, May 17. 12:30 p. m.-Cotton harden Ing-Middling Uplands 6d, Middling Orlat's C,Vd; sales -l10.0o bales, of which 1000 are for export and specllation. Wheat--Western spring 94 ,l0il0os 41. do. win ter 11 :d@ 11s 411. Flour--Wstern canal 25.4 61 (285;s (d. Corn-New 25's ;d0ca2Ss 9d. old 27s 3d@ 27s 9d. Oats :ax 21d. Pork-Prime mess Wiestern 4.s0. Lard--Irime Western:3tcs 9.1. Bacon-Long clear 24s t,1. short clear 258 (;d. Tallow-I'. y. c. London :37s 3(1. 1 p. m.-Bradstuffs (quiet. Corn-Now 258 3d 7'258 6d1. Wheat--Western spring 9s sdl'Ilos 411. MUNICIPAL ADVERTISEMENTS. PROPOSALS FOR PURC('HASE OF I)REDGE BOATS. MIAYORALTY OP NEW ()nEANs, ) City Hall. May 17, la7. I Sealed proposals will be recelved from day to 'lay at this ofiloe, until dlsposed of, for th' purchatse of SEVEN DRED(;E BOATS belong ing to the city. Terms-Past due obligations of the city de nominatedl "l'oating debt." The city reserves the right to reject any or all bids. myis 5' ED. P'ILSBURY. Mayor. PROPOSALS FOR THE PURCHASE OF STOCK IN THE NEW ORLEANS WATERWORKS COMPANY. OFFTy'E oF TE COMI~SRIONERS OF T O HE CON SOLIDATED DEBT, Room No. 5, City Hall,l New Orleans. May 14, 1878. Sealed proposals will bhe received at this De partment until WEDNESDAY, the twenty-ninth nlay of May. 1878, at 11 o'clock. for the purchase of TWO THOUSAND SHARES (more or less) ofr one hundred dollars each, in the New Orleans Waterworks Company, payable in the floating debt of the city, as authorized and described In ordinance No. 4459, A. S.. as follows: Certificates of appropriation. Certificates for five-eighths tax excess. Tax warrants. Interest coupons doe prlor to July 1, 175. Interest coupons Waterworks bonds. Unpaid ordinances for years 1873, 1874. 1875, 1876. 1877. Registered judgments. Criminal, jury and coroners' warrants. City money, etc. Certified debt of the city of Carrollton. Bids to state the highest price for stock, not less than par, payable in floating debt, as above described. Blank forms for rproposals may be had by ap plying at the office of Administrator of Public Accounts. The city reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and answers will be given the following day at 12 m. ED. PILSBURY, Mayor. J. C. DENIS. Adm'r of Finance, J. G. BROWN, Adm'r Pub. Ac'ts, myl5 td Commissioners Consolidated Debt, I CITY ORDINANCES---OFFICIAL. MAYORALTY OF NEW ORLEANS. City Hall, May 17. 1878. [No. 4503-Administration Series.] An ordinance providing for the payment of the several accounts therein named. Be it ordained, That the following appro priations be and are hereby made for the month of April, 1878, and that the Adminiis trator of Public Accounts warrant on the Ald ministrator of Finance in payment of the same: Thomas Bergin, for cleaning and pav ing streets in the Third District, as per contract, ;$1229 16, less 10 cent retained . ...............$1,100 25 Peter Markey, for building new bridges, approved, as follows, viz: First District .............$338 76 Tihird District ..... ........ 902 16 Fourth District....... .... 51 20 Sixth District ... ...... 214 72 Seventh District .......... 90 20 - 1,597 04 F. Oury, for building new bridges in the Second Dlistrict, approved . . 1,130 56 P. Glenrion, for building new bridIes in the Fifth Distrit, approve.d. .. 027 83 Total ..... ....... .. ..... 4,4601 Adopted by tihe (Council of the city of New Orleans May, 14, 1878. Yeas Bro wn, Cavanac, Denis, Diamond, Edwards, ltongstorff. A El). PI LSB 'URlY, Mayor. A true copy: TIos. (i. IRAI'TER. Secretary. MAYORALTY OF NEW ORLEANS, t Oity Hall. May 17, 1878. J [(No. 1504 --AdmInistration Series.j An ordinance pro viding for the paymnent of the several accounts therein named. Be it ordained, That the following appro priations he and are hereby mnade for the month of April, 1878, awl that the Adrlinis trator of Putlic Accounts warrant on the Ad ministrator of Finance InI payment of the sarmern : J. C. Deni:, Administrator of Finance, for cash advanclllced for law charges, et,' as per VcI i'IIhi'H . . $3:1 80 Daily City Item- Advertising Mayor's proclamation ....... 7 00 Advertising notlces to voters and Fsxtns of rcemeteries .. . 12 00 Subscription for year 1878 for De )artmIlIent (,f ImprovemenJiIits ..... 00 Daily Delta and11l lindicat)or--Adver tising Mayor's proclarnatioIn ... 6 00 Advelrtisirlg prolposals for Depart ment of mpllrovements ..... .. :3 80 N. 0. 'ic'ayune--Advertising notites to voters and sextoIns of cnrioetA.ries 25 35 Advertising F. IR. Southtmayd vs. City of New Orleans ........... .3 40 N. (I. Bee, ad vrtising li(fnse nlotice.. 6 00 German Gazette -Advertising notice to voters and sextonsof cemneteries 14 03 Advertising Mayor's Iproclamation . 7 90 Advertising proposals for Dl)part ment of Im provement .......... 56 25 N. O. Demcnlrat -- Advertising rates to bh, chargevl by hacks. (cabs and carriages, iii March. 1878 ..... . . 4 80) Advertising proposals for Depart mnrnt of IlUprovemnents..... . 17 -10 Finlay & T1honipson, brimsteone for Board of Health, in February, 1878 12 98 John Ilouglas, for affixing ribboins and gold wafeor on twellve di plolimas, approved by thei Mayor 2 00 Syrrlmour A; Stevens, stationery for City Council... .... 1 25 Rice, florn & Cr.. hardware, approved as follows. viz: Drainage . ....................... I.0 Street repairs. .......... .. . .. 23 65 Win. St.einback, repairing foot-bridge at Bayou St. John............ 22 50 A. Rochereau & Co., rent of oflice usle by superintendent of second section. ....................... 15 00 P. Gallagher, city sexton, charity bur ials.. . .. ..... ... ...... 50 75 John Thompson, hardware for drain age ..... ....................... 9 00 E. B. Musgrove, repairing levee at Bayou St. John, near Iienville street draining machine........... 7 50 Jas. Little, for the erection of a fence around McCarthy Square, as per nt ract ........................... 840 00 DEPI'AITMENT OF WATERWORKS AND PUBLIC BU ILDINGS. Inalne Asylupm Justin J. Langles, bread. ............ $210 00 L'Hote & Co., table tops .............. 54 00 Total ...................... ..... $264 00 Home of A gld uml Infirm... .Justin J. Langles, bread ........... 58 00 ('ity hIll Building lBarrett Al Weimann, white lead. tur pentine, etc ................... .. 134 56 Ihlkin &. Co.. tacks, etc ......... 2... 2 85 L. 'ter, gilding, varnishing, etc., pic ture and mirror frames, etc....... 355 08 S. M. Todd &- Co., paint, varnish, kal so ine, etc......... .............. 68 95 Total. ............... ..... $... 61 I !'Pblic Butildings- Ja.s. DIemornellie, crnment, sand, etc... 9 90 Peter Fink, Ilumber for house of Peli can Fire ('o. No. 1, of Algiers..... 28 91 John T'hompson, paint, oil, ete ...... 53 05 I. J. ('(onlly, new stable for l'ook and Ladder Fire Co. No. 1, of Algiers.. 2.95 00 Ttal............................ $.8:8 80 Grand total, $2,847 20 Adopteil by the (ouncil of the city of New Orleans May 14, 1878. T'als Browni, C(avanac, I)enis, Diamond, EdIwarlis, IH0ngstorff. ED. PILSBURlY, Mayor. A trll (0op1 : T__" 5s. _ G. RAPER. .Seretary. MAYORALTY OF NEW ORLEANS, I City Hall, May 17. 1574, jNo. 4053-Administration Series.J An ordinance providing for the payment of the several accounts therein named. lie it ordainel, That the following appro priations be and arc hereby muade to defray the expenses of the Crescent City Police, anrd that the Adlniinistratvcr of ;Public Aemounts warrant on the Ahdmlinistrator of Finance in paymrent of the samle: F. F. Htan.cll, stationery, etc., for Crescent City Police, in the month of April, 187s, $131) 5n. T. Fitzwilliam, blank hooks for Croscent City Police, in the month of April, 1878, $62. W. C. Shcpard & Co., brooms, etc., for Cres cent City Police, in the month of April, ls7s, -26 75. Barrcett A& Weimann. faucet for chief's office, in the month of April, 1878, $1 25. N. Callan, soft soap for First Precinct Sta tion. in the rcmoth of April, 1878, $2. Sullivan A- Bulger, repairing gas pipes, etc., in Harbor P'recinct, in the month of April, 1878, $4. Yale & Bowling, empty cases for chief's office, in the' month of .January, 1878, $2 40. Joan Lecourage, rent of Suhbulban Precinct Station, for the month of April, 1878, $15. .las. Connors, ice furnisihed chietf's detoc tetiv.es, etc.. in the month of April, 1878, $12 T. Gaffney, ice furnished Sixth Precinct Station, in the months of March and April, 1874, $9 15. (;eo. Anssen, nuisance tubs for Seventh and Sub-Seventh Precinct Stations in the mouth of April, 1878, $8. New Orleans Sanitary Excavating Cornm pany, nuisance tIibs for Suburban Precinct Station, in the month of April, 1878, $5. C. Heuchort, lime and coal oil for Seventh Sub Precinct Station, in the month of April, 1878, $2 85. Swarbrick & Co., soap for chief's office, in the month of April, 1878 $2. Thos. N. Boylan, reimbursement of amount paid for photographs for rogues' gallery, etc., $4. Ed. Moore, cab hire for conveying Win. Gib son to hospital and First Precinct Station, on April 30, 1878, $5. Pi. Bush, convying dead blody from corner Locust and Melpomene to Second Precinct Station, April 9, 1878, S1. Joe Romero, for hauling one load from Har bor to First Precinct Station, in April, 1878, $2. Fred. lBaeuch, bread furnished prisoners in First Precinct Station, in months of March and April, 1878, $11 70. Jacob Weiner, bread furnished prisoners in Second Precinct Station in months of Jan uary and February 1878, $1 80. A. Redon, bread furnished prisoners in Third Precinct Station in months of February and March, 1878, $8 45. M. C. Hogan, bread furnished prisoners in Fourth Precinct Station in months of March and April, 1878, $2 15. Conrad Grosse, bread furnished prisoners in Fifth Precinct Station in months of March and April, 1878 $19 90. M. J. Barrett, bread furnished prisoners in Eighth Precinct Station in months of March and April, 1878, $1 20. Mrs. Devers, bread furnished prisoners in Suburban Station in months of February and March, 1878, fifty cents. Sergeant JS. . Rourke, bread furnished pris oners in Harbor Precinct Station in months of March and April, 1878 $2 60. Chas. Helder, repairing harness of fire alarmn telegraph wagon in April, 1878. $, 75. M. Fogarty, horse.-shoeing for fire alarm telegraph in April, 1878, $3. E. L. McKeon, for forage for fire alarm tele graph in the month of April, 17s,. $12 43. L. G. Tillotson & Co., supplies for fire alarm telegraph in the month of April, 1878, $1R6 05. Thos. O'Connor, reimbursement of amounts paid for freight and express charges for fire alarm telegraph, $4 89. Total, $561 32. Adopts l by the (,ouncil of t ho city of NeW Orleans May 14, 1978. Yeas--Brown, Cavanac, Dl),nis, Diamond, Edwards, Rfengstorff. ED. PILSBURY, Mayor. A true copy: TlIos. . IHAPTER, Secretary. MIAYORALTY OF NEW ORLEANs,| City Hall, May 17. 1878. I [No. 4506--Administration Series.] An ordinance providing for the payment of the accounts therein named. Be it ordained, That the following appro* priations be and are hereby made, and that the Administrator of Public Accounts war rant on the Adlministrator of Finance in pay ment of the same, whenever there shall be money in the city treasury to the credit of the appropriate fund for each account and not otherwise appropriated. : Jacob Weiner, for furnishing broad to lrisoners conflned in tie Second P'recinct Police Station, in the months of November and DIeoen ter, 1877.............. .... ..... $2 60 A. I)enis, agent, fr rent of Water works oflice for the month of De comber, 1876 ...... ........... 100 01 Total........... . . ..... $102 60 Adopted by f he Council of t)ie city of NeW Orleans May 11, 1878. ED. PILSBURY, Mayor. A true copy: Tioos. (. RAPIER, Secretary. MIAYORALTY OF NEw ORLEANS, City Hall. May 17, 1878. (No. 4507---Administration Series.l IRrsorecd, That the sum of $95 be and the same is hereby appropriatol to pay the labor pay roll of the Department of Improvements for the thirteen days ending May 13, 1878, and that the Administrator of Public Accounts warrant for the payment of the same. Adopted by the Council of the city of New Orleans May 14, 1875. ED. PILSBURY, Mayor. A true copy: Tnos. (. RAPIER. Secreta.ry. MAYORALTY OF NEw ORLEANS, I City Haill, May 17, 1878. (No. 4508---Administration Series.) An ordinance providing for the payment of certain interest. Be it ordained, That the following amount of interest wasdue July 1, 1873, to the party named on certificates surrendered for fund ing and on which there were no coupons. Said amount to be paid, when collected, out of the interest fund appertaining to that series, in conformity with ordinances Nos. 3190 and 3282, Administration Series: John A. Watkins ............. ....$18 90 Adopted by the Council of the city of New Orleans May 14, 1878. ED. PII4 BURY, Mayor. A true copy: THOS. (. RAPIER. Secretary. [MAYORALTY OF NEW ORLEANS, City Iall, May 17, 1878. [No. 4509-Administration Series.I Resolved, That permission is hereby granted to the Firemen's Charitable Association of Al giers to establish a cemetery in square No. 23, bounded by Webster Avenue, Washington, Lapeyrouse and Socrates streets, in the Flfth District, the said cemetery to be conducted in strict accordance with existing ordinances. Adopted by the Council of the city of New Orleans May 14, 1878. ED. PILSBURY, Mayor. A true copy: THos. G. RAPIER, Secretary. MAYORALTY OF NEW ORLEANS, City Hall, May 17, 1878. [No. 4510-Administration Series.] Resolved, That the Administrator of Public Accounts warrant on the Administrator of Finance in favor of F. Fischer for the sum of $64 87, the tax on $4000-capital, and $325 horses, etc., for 1878, paid in error on a double assessment. Adopted by the Council of the city of NeW Orleans May 14, 1878. ED. PILSBURY, Mayor. A true copy: THos. G. RAPIER, Secretary. MAYORALTY OF NEw ORLEANS, . City Hail, May 17, 1878, . [No. 4511-Administration Series.] lie it ordained, That the bids for the pur chase of dredgeboats, as reported by the Ad ministrator of Improvements, be rejected, and that a committee of two administrators, the City Surveyor and the Mayor be ap pointed with full power to negotiate for the sale of all or either of the dre-lgeboats and derricks belonging to the city, subject to confirmation by the Council. Adopted by the Council of the city of New Orleans May 14, 1878. ED. PILSBURY, Mayor. A true copy: THos. G. RAPIER. Secretary. 1- 14()>I SA.LS. - FOR - 200,000 Cross-Ties. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS PACIFIC RAILWAY CO., 159 Common street, New Orleans. May 14, 1878. ,. SEALED PROPOSALS are invited and wilt be received at this office until SATURDAY, the first d(ay of June. for TWO HUNDRED THOU SAND (200(ot CROSS-TIES, nine (9) feet long. seven (7) inches thick and nine ., inches wide. divested of bark and sap. Bids will be received for r',! or swam` press, yellow pine, post and white oak tid hewn, split, or sawed. Cross-Ties to be delivered alongside of rail way bed, commenring at Alexandria and ex tending to the Atchafalaya river. Bids to be addressed to F. E. FOUCHER, agent, and endorsed "Prop,-als for Cross. Ties." Payments made in cash on or about the first of each month. The right to reject any or all lids is reserved. N. B.--Blds will ,be received for any portion of abov,. E. B. WIJEELOCK, my14 d2wW2t President. ROBERT E. LEE STOVE. THIS STOVE HAS JUST BEEN INTRO duced in this market. It is manufactured in Georgia, and is presented to the public as the equal of any Stove on this market for all house hold purposes, with a full guarantee to that ef fect while it is sold fully TWENTY PER OENT' CHEAPER, by the undersigned. JAMES II. REYNOLDS, General House and Steamboat Smith, Plumbing. Gas and Steam Pipe Fitting, Stoves, Ranges and Pumps, 90............ Baronne Street ........... Between Union and Perdido streets, ap3 ly NEW ORLEANS, Li.