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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUIBIANA AND OF THE CITY OF1 NEW ORLEANS. VOL. III--NO. 214. NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. THE FRAUI) INQUEST. UIIRKE'S TESTIMONY CONTINUED-THE FRAUDULENT CENSUS. Anderson's Reward-His Ofrer to Sell Out- ti Bargaining Over the Louislana Ben atorshlips-W. E. Horne on the Stand. p NiEW YoRK, Aug. 22.--There was an in creased attendance at the Potter ccmmittee n to-day. Mr. Anderson, the famtous witness s from East Felliclana, was present. (en. But ler had not put in an appearance up to 11 a. in. Major Burke again took the stand. He was connected for talong t he ipolitics in Louisiana. At the time of the election in g 1876 the affairs of the State were in the hands c of the Republicans. There was what pur orted to be a census made in 1575 by the s tate governcment under the Republican party. c This census was utterly incorrect, and the Legislatfrre r-efused to base its apportionment oni t. The census gave a fraudulent Increase ,pf fully 2505)) olored voters. "e submitted a lot of statistics, showing h.p. rashes in which tihe fraudulent census existd.l Through the whole parish of Or- r leans the tol "l fraudulent number added to I the census was 25,000 prsous. There were, for Instance, Hirten pArg! n places in the third ward, andl as the cert;a.raL of registration were issued one man could vote in the whole fifteen places. 'the registrars were all Ite Dublicans. Those who offered to prove the* frauds wore laughedl at. Messrs. IIHewitt, Rice and Thompson en tered at this point and had a conference with v the members of the corlluitte. Major Burke, continuing, said- 'here were several thousand white votes thIrown oullt. Witness recollecited but one instance in which affidavits in regard to riots and tumult came up in the proper way by law, and this was protested by ia Republican from the parish of f (oncordia. The Returning oard(l took no notice of it and counted the whole vote of the parish for the Rtepubliieans. The charge was that a prominent Republican candidate was found with his harlnd in one of thoballot boxesf and then sonme troublo followed. Witness gave ait description of the mode of collecting returns. The returns which wit ness got in sevoral days before the Ilepub licans ascertained their 'full vote lndicatexl a majority for N mholls over Packard of nearly 9000, and for the Tilden ell ctor's I majority o some 7500. The Demrnocratic pairty, h(e said, gained tile support of nany colored Ii1eub ilcaus through persuasion and other rneth otds. The intimidlation of voters all came from the Republican sidte. The Returning Board consisted of four Re publicans and one vacaucy. [Laughter.] Protests against thie construction of tile board were unheebded, Witness saw Ander son In a rrest;alirant, when Sherman and Stoughton were in tie sarme place. Anderson said he had signed something il the nature of a prote'st. but was under the lnfllence of liquor at the time. IIe could prove that An :tderson tol hint that, in consideration of what he had done for the IRellublicain party, they had promised him the naval ollice. Iurke, fn his further testinlony, said at a subsequent interview with Anderson, the latter said thart ire could plalce the DeImocrats in pos session of doeUcunltrtry and other evidence of a Republican conspiracy to throw out the live bulldozed parishes. He was poor, he said, and would be liable to arrest and prose cution of various sorts if he went back on tile Rlepubllicans; if, however, tile Democrats paid hhn $10100, when the documentary evi dence was placed in their possession, and another $1000 when the election was comn pleted, he would give the information he had. After consultation the Democratic commit tee decided that there would be no moral wrong in such expenditure, and decided to ac -I-'ac-r *r and the only reason why the arrangement was not carried out was that they did not halve tihe nrecessary money. Burke was then questiioned by Stenger in regard to the Cameron Interview. He said there was ai, determ'rlilnationi (i th part of the Republicans to exact from the Louisiana Legis lature two Unitd(l States senato)rs as tihe I)rlice of yielding up the State government. Wit ness went to Wasntington chlilly in reference to this, as the Republicans near to the admin istration had concluded that bayonet rule could no longer he maintained in Louiilana and were willing to abandon Packard, ani wished to use1 him (witness) to strengthen the waning Relpublican rowe'r in Washington. The interview with J. I)onald Cameron was held in Washington about the ninth of Feb ruary, 1877. Cameron was fully imnpressed with the conviction that the Nicholls govern ment should prevail and was thorioughly con versant with Loulsiana affairs. The dflfficul ties arising from a dlecrease of Republican power irn the Senite, and other similar points were touched upon, and (ameron was un willing that any course should be pursued in Louisiana which woull ilecrease their power. The interview was indefinite, in this respect, that while United States Senators should be exacted from us, our government was allowed to prevail. There was no deilnite arrange nenlt made. Witness had no authority to make a mdilnite arrangement, and the consideration of this point was defe(rred, and Columbus Delano went to Columbus, O., to consult in reference to the matter. The whole subject was left in abeyance. In the preparation of our memorial to Con gress, and the consultation with those on the other side, there never were any discussions whatever on the subject of the count, and Cameron knew perfectly well that we were doing everything in our power to secure the election of Hayes. Witness was unable to give the details of the interview. Cameron simply impressed him with his (desire to secure the two Sena tors, and with the additional idea that if they could be yielded up that would clear the way to the recognition of the Nicholls adminis tration. Witness also had an interview with Senator West, who was anxious to find out his pros pects of election as one of the Senators. Wit ness was informed by Representative Gibson that Senator Sherman was acting with Cam eron. There were two sets of Republicans in Washington-one set at the Wormley confer ence interested in the seating of Haves, and the other Cameron and his friends, who wanted two United States Republican Sena tors as well. He believed that Gibson op posed the surrender of the two Senators. When President Grant issued the order for the withdrawal of the troops, and it was about to be telegraphed to New Orleans, Secretary Cameron went to the telegraph offibe and stopped it. Gibson interceded to allow it to go, but Cameron said, he'd bed-d if he would. If such orders were to be sent concerning the troops, they should be sent through him, since he was Secretary of War. He also said he had played him a trick in the matter of the Senatorship. Witness said he had no doubt that if he entered into the arrangements pro posed, they would have had dilfficulty in establishing the Nicholls government. Witness was cross-examined by Mr. His cock. He said he was entirely satisfied that Hayes had always felt the justice of Nicholls' claim, and had never wavered from the ground he had first taken on non-interference with any established State government. William E. Horne next took the stand, and was questioned at considerable length by Gen. Butler concerning his connection with the telegrams sent from Louisiana to Gov. Young. Witness made a number of evasive answers, and refused to answer on profes sional grounds. A lively time ensued between Butler and liscock, the latter claiming that Butler was propounding witness questions he had no right to answer. Butler claimed that Hiscock was trying to force a quarrel, as he had done on the day previous. Hiscock denied the assertion. Chairman Potter finally called the gentle men to order, and Butler asked witness how long ago it was since ho had an Interview with President Hayes. Witness replied: 'About at week." Butler-How long did the interview last? Witness-About an hour and a half. Butler-What did Hayes say? Witness again declined to answer the ques tion on professional grounds. Hiscock then sent a dispatch to Gov. Young, asking him to relieve Horne from his professional obligations. The comrnlttee then adjourned until to morrow morning, when Gov. Young's reply will probably have been received. The Labor Question. NEw Yonr, Aug. 22.--Mr. Hewitt's con gressional committee on the labor question continued its session to-day. Prof. Hummer said he was professor of political and social science in Yale College. Ie thought it diffi cult for any person to claim that he had thoroughly investigated the labor question. He directed attention to the fact that within the last few years tle Imeans of transporta tion and communllcation hadl become greater, and by these mean:s, he thought, over pro- t duction was caulsed, which madin a complete revolution over the whole land. Within the last quarter of a. century great improvement had been made in machinery, and this pro duced a temporary set back in labor. The laborer in the United States at present, was not having as good times, or as good subsistence as the laborers in England. Wit ness spoke very highly of Mr. Wright's sta tistics of the condition of labior in Massachu setts. The state rof labor in Massachusetts is very bad. If there was any other State in which it was worse, it was P'ennsylvania, on account of tho depression in the coal and iron trades. The local caurne's of depression in this country dated from the war. In 1867 the people were honelstly convinced that the time had to come to pay off the gov ernment debt, and had prepared themselves for it. The back-track couild then have been taken without much suffering. 'J'he failure to begin this repayment had caused the pe ricd of speculatio, whilch had resulted in far greater depreossion when the lanie of 1873 came. Inflation might improve matters for a short time, but would have to be sustainerd Iby further inflation, until it burst uip bIy rnational bankruptcy and repnudiation. 'Tle Teffet of this would be that movable capital would leave the country, wages be dimnilshel, and non-capitalists be so reduced as to be driven to the sorest necessities. lie could not see how the bonds could Ie paid in greenbacks, for if lihe was to have paper, for paper, he might as well keep the pa)per bond, This scheme was so wild and prepos torous that any Congress attempting such a measure would raise such a howl throughout the country that it would have to be repealed In less than six monthis. Since 187:Ithe peopler have been trying to get to a solid basis, and every sound man has been economizing and accumulaLtig capital. This has been tie cause of the slackness in trade, and the efflect has fallen on the non capitalistic class. The professor could irnot see that any legislatlon could be made that would be effective in remedying this evil. It could work itself out, and wollll do so. Ite then spoke about the protective tariff taxa tion was of course necessary, but he claimed that raising revenue by a protective tariff was wrong. It was taxation in favor of indi viduals, and orpposed to the interests of the people. The difilculty of deciding what shall be protected led to enmless trouble. lie did not know of such at thing as over-production, but thought that protection iencuraged dis proportionate production; that is, an ulundu proportion of capital would be put in such industries as get protection, awl cause dis proportionate production of particular lines of roods. . - -The examination soon took the form of a cross-examination between witness and the committee, and brought out many interest ing facts on the subject of transportation of colonies to the West by the government aid. Sumner said he opposed such action at pres ent. The homestead law was nil that was necessary. If such a scheme was taklon up by private enterprise, the industrious ieing separated from the idle, it would be beneficial; but government agents could not make sucht selections. As to remedlies for the present evils, he d id not know of any specific thing the govern nment could do; the only remedy for the de pression of labor was the application of sound doctrines to the case in polut. The only way the government could assist the non-capital ist inl the accumulati(n of cap)ital, was to give the greatest amount of privileges in using his liberties and enflrgies for production, and by remnoving restrictions on trade and( leave him free to profit by the fruits of his industry. He did not seoe how the goverrnlent could supply work. Society does not owe any nman a living. He must light nature as all others ido. The more the governmcnt supplied with work the more would have to be furnishebd, until capital be reduced and the whole nation beicome paupers. He favored a tii.zoiupjcornes in preference to the imposition of a pirotective tariff. After recess, William E. Dodge, the well known merchant and banker, was called. He thought the working classes had not reduced their expenses in accordance with the times. He was of the opinion that if the working men would live now as they did before the war, the wages they now receive would be better. lie also thought the employers were now more extravagant than before the war, and set bad examples in extravagance before their employees. Dodge also spoke against the great evil caused by the unlimited sale of intoxicating liquors. He suggested that the government appoint a committee to investi gate the result of intoxicating drinks upon the community at large. If this was done, it would assist in solving the question of the present depression. Witness did n,,t think that a lack of capital was the cause of the stagnation in business, but the lack of confidence in the government. He had never found imoney more plentiful than it had been for the past two years. If the government would redeem its obligations in gold, he thought it would restore confidence to a certain extent. J. N. Stearns, agent of the National Tem perance Society, was also of the opinion that intoxicating liquor was one of the principal causes of the trouble. He said so much money for liquor was so much taken from the capital of the country. He said that Maine, thirteen years ago, spent $1,370,000 for liquor; last year it only spent $500,000, and now the prisons and poor-houses were nearly all empty. T'he committee then adjourned until to morrow. CUSTOM-HOUMIgl NOTES. On Wednesday Collector Smith received a commu,leation from Messrs. Silas Weeks & Co.. reunieting permission to lighter the cargo of the British steamship St. Louis at the mouth Sthe river and have it brought to the city in a barge, and have eutrance and clearance made at the station, so that the vessel might proceed to Galveston without the crew coming in con tier with the fever. To this Collector Smith replied yesterday that every fa.-ility for di-charging the cargo at the mouth of the river would bý afforded, and that the merchandise so unloaded would be received here the same as if the vessel had come to the City. The Collector has issued the following order: CusTOM-HOUSE, NEW ORLEaNS, Collector's Office. August 22. 1878. 1 Sir-The practice of bmoking and of drinking intoxicating liquors by employees during busi ness hours in the Custom-House, must be stopped; and a violation of this order will be a cause for removal. You will please notify all your subordinates of this fact. Very respect fully. GEO. L. BMITH. Collector. The co-operation of the heads of other de partments was solicited. The internal revenue receipts have within the past few days increased, and the amount now daily taken in compares favorably with the regular run of summer collections. The receipts in the Customs Departments for duties and withdrawals were extraordinarily large, amounting to $14,35612. FOREIGN NEWS. FRANCE. M. Waddlngton Defends fls Course at Berlin. 'PAR.s, Aug. 22.--M. Waddington, Minister of Foreign Affairs, delivered a speech at Lyons to-day, in which he defended his course and that of his colleagues at the Berlin congress. The execution of the treaty, he said, could not be expecterd to be accomplished all at once. The Porte, he believed, was acting in good faith, but its authority had been materially shaken, and it would require time to make it self respected. But, M. Waddin gton continued, when the treaty of Berlin shall have been fully exr cuted, it will be seen that It Is the only soln tion of the Eastern question that was possi ble. Death of Ex-queen Christlana of Spain. PARI., August 22.--Queen Christiana's Ill ness, which has for ,some days been deemed of fatal character, terminated in her death to-day. Dispatches of condolence have been sent to Queen Isabella from many quarters. The de ceased will probably be removed to Madrid for interment. GERMANY. Change ot Name by the Nobellngs. ]ERLIN, Aug. 22.-After the second attack upon the Emperor William the brothers of the assassin, who wer.: oflicers in the army tendered their reusignations, but were allowed to retain their places and to change their nnames from Nobeling to Edeling. By a strange coincidence a man In the colony, who was formerly named Becker, and who, after Oscar Becker had attempted to assassinate the Em peror in 1859, changed his name. itHe hap rueued to select his wife's nimnie, which was Noebeling. He will now have to try his luck again if he insists upon having a name that is free from reproach. TURKEY. The Irrepressible Montenegrin. LONDON, Aug. 22--A dispatch from Vienna says: It is stated that the Trurks and Monte negrins have commencedI hostilities. RuIalan Entry Into Batoum. LON r()N, Aug. 22. - A dispatch from Con stantinople, says: The Iussians will enter Batouni on tihe twenty-elghth instant. AUSTRIA. IBanqluettlng Grant. VIENNA, Aug. 22.--A grand banquet was given iGen. Grant last night. There was a br.illiant company present, including Counts Andrassy and Casso. BOSNIA. Insurgents IDeeated. LONDoN, Aug. 22.- -A dispatch from Vienna says the Bosnians have been badly defeated at a battle near Stolitz. POLITICAL. The Hayes-,onkling Fight in New York. NEw Yonr, Aug. 22.- The conference of prominent Ilayes IJepublicanis, held yester day, is noteworlthy as proving that the sui)p porters of the administration In tills State do not intend that Mr. Conkling shall be re elected to the Senate, or at least without a struggle. It i thought that the supporters of Conk ling will call a convention. It will ho comn posed of the most inflammable material that ever assembled in that capacity. Mr. Conk ling will probably have a majority of this bo(ldy, but the administration will be repre sented by determined and courageous doelis gates. The convention will be a political tin dter boix, with no lack of flint and steel to elleit sparks to set it on lire. Ilamilton County, Ohio, Republlcail Nominations. CIsNINNATI, Aug. 22.--The nominations of the IR-epublican couvention to-dlay were as fol lows: Sheriff, George Weber; prosecuting attorney Sam'l H-. .Drw; common pleas judges, lFred. W. Moore and Fayette Smith; prolate judge, Clark II. Montgomery; coroner. Dr. A. L. Carrick; county commis sioner, John Zurmtein; (lirector county in firmary, Adam Schwartz; county surveyor, John Welch; for (Congress, First District., lien. Butterworth, Second District Gon. Thos. Young. SPORTING NOTES. Trotting at Hartford, rARTIOii) CUonli., Aug. 22.--'The postponed races of the (:hartenr Oa (:lub of yesterday were concluded to-day. The weather to-day was rather cool for fast time, and in conse quence (f the heavy rains of yesterday the track was somewhat heavy. The races were called at I1 o'clock. In the 2:28 race Croxie sold even against the field, notwithstanding she had not won a, heat. The heats were badly broken up, John Hall winning the third, Croxie the fourth, with Hambletonian Mambrino the winner of the two first heats In the seventh place. The sixth heat was closely contested by .ohn Hall and Hambletonian Mambrino but Hall came in ahead, HIambletonian Mambrino breaking twice before reaching the wire. As it was evident that Stetson had pulled the stake iron he was removed and another driver substi tuted, the judge deciding no heat. Hall, how ever, won the next heat and the race. Time. 2:23%, 2 :25%, no time, 2:27%, 2:24%. The first money went to John Hall, the second to Ham bletonian Mambrino, the third to Croxie, and the fourth to Lady Mills. The unfinished race of the 2:24 class was won by the favorite, Edward, in three straight heats, Dick Moore second, Driver third, Darby fourth. Time, 2:19%, 2:26(;, 2:21. The result of the postponed pacing race was a genuine surprise, not only to the spec tators but also to the sporting men. Sweitzer was the favorite in the pools, selling for $18, with Sleepy George $12 and Lucy for $3. After a most stubborn contest of six heats Lucy came iu winner, taking the first, third and sixth heats, Sweitzer be ing distanced in the fifth. Time, 2:17%, 2:18%, 2:17, 2:20, 2:20%. Lucy takes the first money and Sleepy George second. ,The first race of the day's races of the Charter Oak Park was called at 3 o'clock. The sun came out about that hour. At the com mencement of the day's races the track was in fair condition, but a trifle slow. There were about 4500 persons in attendance. In the first race, for the 2:30 class, for a purse of $1000, there were twelve entries and six starters. Indianapolis was the favorite, selling at $50, with the field selling at $60. Scott Thomas won easily in three straight heats, C. W. Woolley second, Indianapolis third. Time, 2:25, 2:24, 2:23. The free-for-all race, on which the interest of spectators centered, was called at 5:35 p. m. There were four entries and two starters, Protection and Lulu drawn. There was not a dollar on the pool box on this race as no bets could be got against Hopeful. Hopeful was driven by Dan Mace and Great Eastern by Charlie Green. The race was exceedingly tame and the result was a foregone conclusion. Hopeful won easily in three straight heats. He took the lead and was never headed. Time, 2:22%, 2:18%, 2:20%. To-morrow Rarus and Edwin Forrest will each trot three heats against time. The Carver - Borgardus Match Falls Through. NEW YoIS, Aug. 22.-Judging from the present statreof affairs, there will be no meet ing between lBogardus and Carver, to test their superiority In gun shooting. Carver says he has accepted Bogairdus' challenge, and names the places where he will meet Bo gardlus. The latter deposited a forfeit at the Clipper oflice, but Car'er clairms the right to appoint the place of meeting. iogar.ivrs will I not meet Carver at than places the latter has named, and does not believe that Carver means busine.ss. He nlibo says he will not shoot any match for less than $1'I00 a side. KIlae Ball. MANCbrrETER, N. II., aug. 22,-MancJres ters 13, Worce ster 7. SPRINGFIE LD, MI.s., Au, -.23,--S ringfiiids 5, New Bedfords 1. Iorr.ESTEr, , N. Y., Aug. 22>--Roolesters 10, Stars 1. CINCINNATI, Aug, 22.--Cirsinnatia 5, Chi- I cugos 3. S[ILWAUKEE, Aug.. 22.--Mihwaukees-5, Bo% tons 2. PrrITTrSrInr, Aug. 22,·--rovidence 1, Indii anapolis 5. C.IrWErsAND, Aug. 22.-Forest City I, Te- d cumseh 1. b MIS(iELANEOUS. Illntillery seized, MILWAUKEE, Aug. 22.-The distillery and r property of Chrir aan and Matthias Safentline s and Thomas O Dill was seiz.d to-day by United States Marshal Fink, to satisfy a a judgment of over $1a.001 held by the govern- c mentat against Clrisian Salentlin, Matt.Salen- t tine and O'Neill being his sureties. A Sherumanlzed Ina.k. SAN FRIANrIsco, Aug. 22.--It is announced t by the directors ot the Masonic Savings and Loan Bankr that in consequence of the im provement loans heretofore mrnal in navy a pay certificates, the bank will retire from a business. No more deposits will be re ceived or loans made. T.oI directors are con- E ildent of their ability to pay all demands. t The Labor Committee. I NEW YoRl, Aug. 22.---A morning paper says: Mr. Hlowitt's corrrrlittee in its semrch for information on the labor question, fared as badly yesterday with its invited witnesses, as with tlhe voluntary ones who were heard a week ago. T'llrIee or four gentlemen all the way from Bo(ston, 1presentI th(emselves t) give their views, which bore the regular Bos toii stamp on themr. One maintained that this ernploynlry nt rubls of his own State were all wrong, and that the only way was to put the people to work, and to lirmit the hours of labor. Another wantidal to tax ill bonds which are held in trust by savings banks, and another to tax tea arnd coffte. It would scorn to be in order- for the workingman to be saved from his professed friends. A Nttro--lycerlne Explosion. NEGAMMEE, Mich., Aug. 22.-Another hor rible nitro-glycerine exploslon o:curred here veste.rday, resrulting in the (loath of orenry E. Hubler, Sam'l M. (iol)per, D). S. Brown and John J. Scannell, all unmarried employees of thle Mi.ner's I'wder (Company. 'Tlie bodies of Iluber and Sealhnell were mutilated pafst recgonition, while tht debris of tihe company's I works are scattereId ovevr it b'arge area. These works weIre situatedl within the cor posr'te, limrrits of thl city, but quite a distance froei tht he busiess p)ortionll, which 'expernllinled a fearful shock. il The loghs on thie lbuildbigs and stock caniIIt at d present h' satimrat'd. Of clurse there a're noi living witnesses to tell the c'use ,f tthel horror. The inquest bing hld over thlle :irrn.ils of IIt he unfort,ilirates will elicit but a few factsr in. that (lirell(tin. MAIlAINE' NEWS. SorUTHWEs'r PAss, Aug. 22, 6 p. m.--Barom ,ter 29.51.. Wind southeast, light. Weather cloudy and squally. No arrivals or delpltrtures. PoIT r EAs, Aug. 22, 6 p. m.--Wind south, light. Weatlher cIlldly. Arrived: French brig HFolene B., Lataste, ualIster, 51 d:rys fromi IBordeaux, cargo of wine to Schlnidt & Zieglhr. British ship Irrportr', Suthcrland, master, 47 da.ys from Live'rpool, in il ballast to master for ordters. ",,lled: StearnzslIp epWYork,hark St. Gene vieve', schooner .tienir Wood, schooner Cont f strance. Charleston's Corning Jettles. [News and Courier, August 1:3. From lnd to end Charleston bar, along its cre,st, is t en m1iles long. The opening between the jetties now to be built willi be half a mile wide. Through this gap will be thrown the whole body of water that is now difftl.ed over a line of ten miles, less whatever water may pass over the submerged sections of the jet ties. The estimate is that the overllow be tween the jetty heads will Ihe eight times as great in force as thte flow over the bar as it stands. Some dredgqlng will probably be nee essary, but the deliberate judgment of the entl'r0. err is that in the now channel between the jettia, and, Out to sea, there will be a depth of from twiilty:she to twenty-four feet at mean low water, eulluthl, at the maximum to nearly thirty feet at mean hilgh water, anti to thirty-five feet at spring tides. The depth in the channel across the bar, at pre"'ut, ranges from seventeen to nineteen feet at mean high water. Ten or eleven feet of water will be gained by the projected Improve ments. This means that the largest vessels afloat can then come across Charleston bar, running into a land-locked port spacious enough andl dleep enough to accommodate the navies of the world. Baton Rouge as rMate Capital. [St. Landry Democrat.l If Baton Rouge is really desirous of becoum ing the State capital, her people have certain ly gone the wrong way about it. Arriving at the Red Stick, the St. Landry delegation were waited on by about 150 men and small boys, mostly colored, each of whom insisted upon us going to some particular hotel or boarding-house, and all appearing to have an especial regard for our baggage; by the skill ful use of umbrellas and walking canes, we managed to escape from the crowd of runners and gained shelter under the roof of the boarding-house. The fare and accommodation were about the worst that could possibly be desired; the rate of board ranging from $2 50 to $3 per tlay, according to the elasticity of conscience of the host. Oh! how we wished for a square meal at A ustin Lacomb's. If the people want the State capital removed to a country town, better bring it to Onelousas where strangers will be well served at a liv ing prices. No Baton Rouge in ours. A French protectorate over Tunis is now conceded to have been agreed on by the "Great Powers." France ought to have something for keeping quiet, and a slice added to her arid possessions in Africa is not much to speak of. By an industrious system of irrigation, Tunis may be made to yield a small revenue from dates and yams; but it will never be made profitable as a depsndency till the proprietors introduce the cultivation of that umbelliferous esculent, the peanut. Shreveport has raised a militia force of seventy men for quarantine duty. The Shreveport papers notice repeated violations of the quarantine. All persons entering that town from infected points are banished, and those bringing them to town in skiffs heavily fined or made to work on the streets. In these days of malaria and extreme heat a reliable tonic is a thing of prim' necessity. Among the best of such are the Malakff bit ters, for sale by Aluh. Walz. sole manufacturer. No. 26 Conti street. By reference to special notice published else where it will be Teen that the creditors of rhe New Orleans National Banking Associatlon are enti led to a dividend of twenty pa' cent upon presentation of the certificate of N. W, Casey, the receiver. YELLOW JACK. THE SITUATION GROWING MORE DIPR PERATE AT GRENADA. 'L'fty Nteroes Prostrated in One Nigiht- Many Patients Without Attention 1 of Any HInd. New Yo~K, Aug. 22.-.A Grenada, Miss., special says: The situation here yesterday was more desperate and disheartening than that 'f any other perict. Negroes, who up to Tuestdty had not been counted in the reports, are nuw fallhig victine to the dire disease. I)uring the night fifty of them were pros trated, together with two whites. God knows where it will end. None of the nurses have died yet, and those in good health have no fear of the, liseease. Jack Miller, a Hlowant Association tele graph operator, arrived here yesterday. Iie hall come all the way from New (Prlr'ans to do duty here, but was so appalled at rthe horrible scenes that he ilet from the place. Bill Red ding, the telegraph operator here, who has been working night and day, says: "Don't put Miller's name in the papers, for he might feel ashamed and return here; I don't blame him for not stopping here. Were I out of this placer, all the money in the world would not induce me to return. I only stop here to serve God, and the sick and dying." The negroes attacked present a horrible and sickening appearance, while the sournd of their de hlvous voices vibrato through the streets of the almost deserted village. The colored people will not wait upon each other, nor wil! they submit to treatment, and as they are unmanageable they have it all to themselves. There are no, physicians, nurses or medi cines for them, and their condition is, indeed, a deplorable one. Their ser-tices as waiters and nurses are sadly missed. Many patients are without attendance of any kind. To de scribe the seenes is beyond the power of mor tal man. DeatlIutlon at Jlemphls-Increase of the Fever. NEw Yorw.. Aug. 22.--A Memphis special says: Owing to unlavorable weather, the fever has become more fatal, and there is dan ger that it will extend to all parts of the city. Phere were forty-nine new cases and twelve deaths for the past twenty-four hours. Aid continues coming from all parts, and is sadly needed, as the destitution anrid suffering are increasing with the spread of the fever. William Walsh, president of the Father Mathews' Benevolent Society, and D. F. (lrslyear, D. (. M. W. of the Ancient Order of United Workingmen, send for help. Many affecting incidlents have occurred, one of which is told in a letter from a woman, re ceived by the Howard Association. She wrote: "My husbaird is dead ; please send or conme down, as I am in need. I don't know Show to get my husband buried. If you will ihelp me,. I could work for you all. I'lease d,on't say you can't held me If help is pos Ssible." r It is only neceseary to say that such an ap - Ieal was promptly responded to, and that the t corpse was decently buried and ample provi v sionl made for the comfort of the heartbroken wife. lFrst Appearance at d!olly Sprin gs-Can ton I).nerted. NEw YobKu, Aug. 22.-I[olly Springs, the noble city whose invitation to those lhoeing horn infection has been voluntarily accepted, now has two cases, which were imported froum Grenada. It is hoped that this plucky little town may succeed in keeping the disease from spreading in hbr midst. Her people are not afraid and have not yet closed their gat's. The United States troops are quar tered at this point. People are still leaving Canton in hordes. To illustrate the terrible panic there, it is only necessary to state that the place con tained 4000 inhabitants, where to-day 125 can not be lonlnd. Out-floor work has been entire ly suspended in towns on the road from Cairo.. The tramp question, which has agitated the whole (caintry, and which worried some of the best in tided of our writers, it is thought has at last reached at soltitoli. T'fo scare has acted like a charm; no traum-c' , to be sece,, and thO coruntry 1s "'`,ared of them. Vessels at New York quarantine With the Fever, Nrw YOaK, Aug. 22.-Yellow fever broke out ont the schooner Ida Laurence, of Phila dollphia, which arrived last evenitng at quar antine from Sagua. shortly after her sailing for this port, and Capt. Barrett and three of the sailors died; the second mate and stew ard were taken sick but recovered. The first death took place August 18, and the others followed within a few days, four deaths on the schooner occurring within a single week. The survivore decided to put into )Delawaid breakwater for assistance, and after a great deal of difficulty on account of being short handed, and two of them being still unwell, they succeeded in reaching tnure. Alter ob taining help they started for this port. The Malady at Vicksburg. NEW YOIIK, Aug. 22.-A Vicksburg, Miss., special says: There is no method by which t. get the exact figures as to the increase of twenty-tout hours or the total number of cases to date. 0. N. Wood, a leading doctor, says that the total nurtmbnr is 30O; now eitses In twenty-four hotrs forty-eight. The sexton reports twenty-live intirments in the last twenty-four hours, being one more death than the highest day in 1853. Slpread of tie I)lease. NEw YORPK, Aug. 22.---To-day's dispatches show that the yellow fever is spread rig In Memphis, Vicksburg and N.+w )rleans, arid in several Mississippi towns. At Grenada the colored people are dropping )own like sheep. Nurses are needed in many towns. Liberal subscriptions are being made East and West. $7000 were collected in this city yesterday. Aid for the uffterers trom Philadelphia. PHILADELI'PHIA, Aug. 22.-A meeting of prominent citizens was held at noon to-day, at the mayor's office, his honor presiding, to levise mrnans for the assistance of the yellow :over sufferers South. Fourteen hundred dol lars cash was subscribed by those present, and a committee was appointoed, to meet fronm day to day, to receive further subscrip Lons. Drexel A Co. have been made the deposi tory, and they will forward the money as soon as received. Rellet for the sufferers. MADISON, Wis., Aug. 22.-Two hundred dol Lars for the relief of yellow fever sufferers was raised among the officers and clerks of the capitol this morning. A citizens' sub-cription was started this evening, and collections will ,e taken up in the churches on Sunday. NEWS FROM INFECIED POINTS. IHE DISEASE STILL bPREADING OVER THE SOUTH. The Memptais Panic. [Courier-Journal.I They said the first report of yellow fever •riginated on Monday last by the death of a sewing girl. The following day there were several well developed cases, and on Wednes Jay, when reports of cases in every portion of the city were heard, then the panic began, and the people began leaving by every possible mode of conveyance. Those who could not go long distances left for the coun try in carriages, buggies, wagons and on horseback, while some who had no convey ance left the city on foot, and thus the exodus has continued day and night from Wednes day until the present. The ticket offices and railroad depots were be.p goe morning and night by hundreds Who awaidted the departure of the trains. On Thursday last the scenes at the depot were of the most exciting and extraordinary char acter. Bankers locked up their vaults, mer chants closed their stores, and housekeepers left their dwellings and their household goode to the care of the servants and the mercy of the thieves, and in the early hour of the morning there was a ceaseless procession of men, women and children from all parts of the city to the Louisville depot, followed .hither by wagon loads of baggage. The train which usually starts at 9 o'clock did not get off till 1 p. m., and while waiting the peo pie walked up and down the platform in a tecer of anxiety and nervous excitement, leu the disease would seiz. upon them before they could start. As early as , o'clock Thursday afternoon the crowd, bergan again to gather at the ldepot to a.tit the departure of the 11 o'cleck train. Long before the time there wore nearly . thoursnd of the panic-stricken ones on the platform. Firnally, when patience could en dure no longer, the doors of the cars beine locked, men climbed in at the windows and pulled their wives and children in after them. 'hurs the coaches were filled till the men were standing thick in the aisles and upon the platforms. The sleepers, four in number had been previously engaged and every berth oc cupied. When the train started, it Is said there were fully 5,cO persons who could not find room on the train left disappointed and terrified upon the platform. At the depar ture of the Friday morning and Friday night trains similar scenes were witnessed upon the ploaform, and the agony of the disoppointed ones is described as distressing in the ex treme. The paissengers who arrived yester day say they could never have come through in their crowded condition had they not been favored by the occasional dropping off of per sons at the various stations along the line. As it was, the coaches seemed crowded to their utmost capacity when they arrived at louisville. The seats were all filled, and the aisles were covered with prostrate forms, while a large number kept their positions on the platforms. The scare In Texas. [Globe-Demoerat.l iforv:los-, Tex, Aug. 10.--At the suggestion of Gen. Alexander, of Brownsville, State Sen ator J. S. Ford and pro tern. Mayor P. R. Stor'mr have formally petitioned Gen. Ord for permission to raise a volunteer citizen force, to be in readiness in case Mexicans from Matamoros attacked Brownsville, in the event of war. Gen. Alexander has quaran tined Brownsville against Matamoros,. quar antine line thirty miles up and down the river, with orders to fire on Mexicans at tempting to cross to this side. This is in con sequence of Matamoros' communication with New Orleans. The greatest sensation of the yellow fever scare occurred -to-dy, in conse quence of False rumors of fever at St. Louis. Many left the city in consequence on morn ing trains. It arose thus. A prominent wholesale merchant of Galveston, P. J. Willis, with T. L. Carpeuter and F. D. Stafford. on Sunday were returning from St. Louis on the Galveston Railway. Willis accidentally remarked there were thirty two cases in St. Louis. The remarks were reported to the Health O()fficer, who put the gentlemen off the train in the prairies. Dr. Rutherford, Health Officer at Houston, immediately set about u.arantining St. Louis, and had the Pullman sleepers from there switched off at Drnison. He also took steps towards embargoing freight. The ex citenment ran high at Houston. Finally, about mid-day, a dispatch was received from Mayor Overstolz and the Health Officers at St. Louis denying the rumor. This partially quiete the citizens. In Friday evening's Orange diL patch an error was made in sayling there was one death from fever near New Sabine. It should have bees New Iberia La., where v refugee from New Orleans died last week, New Iberia is one hundred and thirty miles; east of the Sabine river. Not a single case of yellow fever has been found in Texas. Quar antine here resembles a general and an army in a campaign defending territory from lnva :inon. There is no fever nearer hero than Mein p.is. The report about St Louis is .elieved by fair-minded people to bto a deliberate at tempt to scare off Teexas trade from that 'Ay and force it into (iaivtos. .. Milcellaneous Notes. Vicksburg is burning tar at night. The coiored people have organized and proffere; their services to aid and nurse the sick. Summit children have started a subserilP tion list to aid the yellow fever sufferers Grenada. A correspondent of the Jackson Clarion so ; gests that the judges and chancellors of MIs assippl pretermit their terms of courts to be held in the months of August, September and October, on account of the fever. Miss Annie Douglals, a young lady residing at Shelby Station, Tenn., who had never bese away from home or had communication with any one from infected points, died there list week of the yellow fever. The citizens of Jackson raised $608 for the. purchase of disinfectants for that town. The people of Jackson held a meeting Au- , gust 20. Resolution, were adopted in favor of a rigid quarantine, the use of disinfectants and an increase of the police force. The fol lowing resolutions were also adopted: Resolved, That all persons are requested to abstain from having any gatherings at night. until advj0ed by the city physician. Resolved, That in order to meet the ex penses that may be incurred by the quaran tine, sanitary and police regulations, we re commend the levy of a special currency tax, so that the warrants thus issued may have preference, and therefore have something like par value. Resolved, That this meeting heartily in-u dorses the suggestion that the Governor be requested to set apart a relief fund for the benefit of the State at large, for such portions of the State that may be infected with yellow fever, upon the pledge of the members of the Legislature that they will ratify the action of the Governor in this behalf at a called session of the Legislature, to be held at some future time. Jackson raised $165 25 for Grenada, and Du rant $120, and sent in addition chickens, eggs and butter. II. M. Street of the Mississippi Legislature suggests "that each member of the Legisla ture write to the Governor, and give his opin ion in reference to the use of a certain amount of State funds, to be expended on the recom mendation of the State Board of Health. Such as approve of such action could pledge their s vote for an apropriation at a called session which could be held as soon as the fever dis appeared. Such a session would cost very little, as members have already received their salaries for the present year. If this should be regarded asan lxercise of too much power, the Governor could recommend a loan by individuals and the advances made upon proper recommendations could be repaid" when an appropriation is made." A publio meeting in Jackson hasi ndorsed this sugges tio,n. ihe people of Jackson have left that town by hundreds, seeking refuge principally in the country close around. In Canton there were indications of the dis ease two or three weeks ago, giving rise to ominous surmises and vague conjectures9 which have developed into a dreadful cer tainty, and the disease has at last got its start. The rest may he imagined. Fortu nately, most of the citizens have left town.- lJackson Clarion. We have heard of some one or two cases by importation in Water Valley, Grand Junction and other points, but they seem not to have spread.-[J ackson Clarion. Artesia, Enterprise and Columbus, which quarantined Mobile on the first news of aI yellow fever case at that town, have withdrawnj their quarantine. Miss Mattie Fields, a refugee from Grenada, died at Okalona of the fever.-lJackqn Cla rion.