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lOorrespondence of the Democrat.l
W nasarowN, D. C., February 7, 1879.
The monotony of the proceedings in the
ISupreme Court of the United Htates is some
times broken by incidents which regular .or
respondents fail to observe. A casual visitor
sometimes gtes well rc'warded for the time
spent there. Sucl a son5'e occurredl January
29, when John '" Lmlcling. cx-Chif .lustice
of Louisiana, we eff,'etutlly -quoelc'htd. by
Chief Justice WaitR . Tills is the more sig
mifcant b.tU)rC e Lcudeliing is connected by
]marriage with Judge Waite.
The second installment of the notorious
ease of Henry It. Jackson and others vs. John
T. Ludeling and others, was fixed to be tried
January 28, 1879. When the case was called,
that clay, Judge J. S. Black announced to the
court that his emnployment, as the attorney
of the Ludeling et aln., was not complete and
that he was unprepared and unwilling to try
the case, at least before the arrival of Lude
Ujng, who was then due in Washington. but
has been dela) ed by a raliroad misconnection.
The Chief Justice had recivedrl a telegram to
that effect from Ludeling, stating that he
would be present next day and ready to try
the ease. On the next day the case was called,
Judge Black and Luddeill both present; also
Judge Campbell for Ja, kson et ala. Ludeling
arose and asked that the case be delayed and
be re-Sted. He stated as his reasons for ask
this delay that on his arrival
In Washington he had found his
iounsel, Judge Black, unprepared to
argue the case and that he was unwilling
to take the whole argument upon himself, un
supported by counsel, be'cause he was not
familiar with the prtocedings and practice
in that court, and. even if he were, that the
magnitude of the case and the number of de
fendants engaged in it rendered more than
one counsel necessary. So far, very well.
But right here the overweening vanity and
presumption which have grown up in Lude
ling, from ten years' bossing and domineer
ing the State of Louisiana, asserted and ad
vertised themselves. Ludeliun has always
thought that he would have gained the origi
nal suit of Jackson against himself had he
prepared the brief, and had he been present to
argue it before the Supreme Court. And he
has been satisfled that on the trial of the sec
r nd case he could notonly obtain a judgment
In lull In his favor, but Ihat he could ocuvince
the Supreme Court that the first decision was
erroneous and that it dtll him gross injustice,
and he was thoroughly convinced that when
the court had h'eard him all the strictures
upon himself would be at least retracted, and
probably beapologiz.i hr.
In the first suit Jackson otained judgment
against Ludeling annulling the sheriff's sale,
made to him in 1866, of theo Vicksburg,
Bhreveport and 't xas Railroad. The Bu
Dreme Court of the Unitced Sttles based its
aecislon on the ground that Luiclinlg's title
was fraudulent and that he obtained it by
grose frauds. In the decree, however, the
court reserved to Ludeling the right to
claim, in a separate proceeding in the Circuit
Court, r, imbursement for all the Improve
aments and betterments he had put on the
road while in his possession. But the court
unequivocally annulled Ludeling's title to the
railroad and adjudged himself and assoclates
"posseesors in bad faith."
In the seeond or separate suit Ludollng
proved improvements and betterments, and
Circuit Judge Woods gave him a judgment
for about half a million dollars, payable by
preference over the monrtgage bondholders,
out of the proceeds of the railroad when sold
by the marshal to enforce Jackson's mort
aJnudge Woods based his decision on the
proposition that "possessors in bad faith"
are entitled to pay for the actual improve
ments they put upon the, property, under the
Civil Code of Louisiana.
Jackson appealed to the Supreme Court of
the United States. The question now to be
decided by that court Is the correctness of
Judge Woods' decision. The question before
the Supreme Court on the twenty-ninth of
January was simply shall this case be tried
now, or be refixed 1
Ludeling's preposterous egotihk and self
asertion led him eren at that prcli minary stage
of khe case, to go beyond the question of post
He stated to the Supreme Court of the
United States, in substance, that it was very
important for him to have a full opportunity
to present the case before that court, because
their original decision had done him great
At this point the thunder-bolt of Justice
stuck him down.
Judge Waite said to him. In substance,
"Judge Ludeling, this court does not desire
to hear, and will not listen to any remarks
upon the former'sopinion and deer.e rendered
agalinst you. Any rellarks in relation there
to are entirely foreign to tile question now
before the court. 'file fortmer declsion of this
court, in the case of Jackson vs. Ludetllig, is
final and irrevocable. This court will not
tolerate any cotmments or criticistus upon
Whereupon Ludeling sat down, more fully
convlnced than ever that the juilges of the
United States Supreme Court are a set of
fools. Yours, truly, A. D. SCIcIEnRI.
To the Editor of the DI)emocrat:
Will the convention have power to touch the
banking institutions charteredl by the State,
or is this subject properly confined to legisla
tive action? If the conventionl will have the
power to regulate or touch this question, it
will be in accord with the almost universal
desire, that something should be done to
make available for the landed interests of the
people, a portion of the associated capital of
the banks, The chartering of a bank by the
State confers some privileges on such an
Institution, for which it is presumable that
the bank gives some constderatlon to the
people who crated it. As these institutions are
now condneted, they are, at best, of question
able utility to the agricultural interests -
loaning to a few favored firms money-which
is lent to the farmer or planter at simply
ferocious rates of interest, from 20 to 40 per
cent. The recorders' offioes of the several
parishes will afford evidence, in the shape of
cunningly devised "contracts" between the
factor and the planter, by which these cruel
rates of interest or commission are secured;
the farmer or planter himself may offer a
first mortgage on his property, for one
fourth of its present value, in order
to procure money with which to make
his crop without the slightest hope of his ap
plication teting evetn einte'rtained for a mo
ment. The bank tells hlt: "We have in
vested our money, not in Louisiana, but in
the District of Cuolumbia, in United States 4
per cent bonds." T'lhi ntmy be necessary, in
epresent state of things, fr tilhe safety of
the banks; but if real estate be worthl'ss, if,
under the national bankuing act, land is pro
scribed, and the blnks organized under its
operations are forbidden to loau any money on
It, how can the real testate owner pay taxes
on that that is pronounced worthless by the
national banking act? Our State banks or
those chartered by the state tollow in the
K wake of the natlonl bantks, and re'puditt
Sland, nomatter how gt~ d the title. NUow, it
cannot be denied that our banks are (nut inu
tentlonall)') aiding t the depreciation of the
landed Interests of the ?itatet, altii are not af
fording ally quid jro quo t,,r their charters.
As statled, this uttiy bic ntee']ssury tor Lh0 pro
tection ct the sticildhtlers; but would it not
be better to utlizle tin banking capital by
placiKg It in tre hatnds ef the owners in
dividurlly, as private capital can, untrailn
meled by a directom\, tten representing for
ein stockholders, eiiarlmninate and be;
our lomprethenud the nature f real estateL
seeurity and the wants of the farmer and
tUaai a CofpVoatic wjCtk lIah A
-5hr wl to be daamned r a bdy to
e le I wiltse in no arI> of mlity
tcapital but as it ha ea~sed to
e ouse to the rph tho'e ave eaJstence,
it is as well for them, as they, at best, as now
conducting business make little or no money
and many have lost largely. To dissolve and
relegate to Individuals the money now lockedl
up in 4 per cent bonds, those ildividtual staock
holders would probably use a portion of this
motley In promoting Louisiana Interests and
In "speeling the hplow." The repeal of thei
charter of the banks, orgarnizel under Stat"
laws, would not injure the banks, as they
Iroolfaln they make no money and eoutld not
rnjsure the landed Interests, which I hey t tally
repudiate and S lfure to aid. If the crtoven
tio has, or will have the tpower, let it IlUsk
itlo thisquestion. The bankssars' now lnismintl
to the agricultural int'ru.ts iof the people.
Private capitalists nmay deo ltter.
TIIE SOU I'll.
Texas Statn mrle lal convention mests In
Sherman April 1.
The Tennessee Stock-bre'ders' Association
menets in Nashville the e'ighteenth.
Twenty-one thousand d.llars is wanted to
open up Pearl river hr navigation.
Northern Texas has shipped 100,000 cattle
The transportation of convicts costs Texas
The orange crop of Florida this season Is
50,000 barrels more than last year. .
There are not enough lawyers In the lower
house of the General Assembly of North Car
olina to make a judiciary committee of
Raleigh Nors: While attempting to escape
from the stockade on the line of the Western
Railroad, near Newton, a negro convict was
shot and killed.
The shipment of cattle from Pensacola to
Havana bids fair to become quite an extensivei
Industry, and arrangements are in progress
to ship three cargoes ter month for the next
Corinth Record: The mayor gives notice
that thirty days' labor on the streets with a
ball and chain will hereafter be the portion
meted out to every tramp or vagrant found
within the city limits.
J. A. K. Smith, a white man residing near
Aberdeen, was murdered by somine unknown
person on Friday last, having tun hit on the
head with an ax-helve. A negro Is sup
posed to have been the murderer.
There are in Texas 960.977 horses and mules,
valued at $20,242.896; 3,263,378 eattle, valuedl
at $18,048,529; 2,237,829 sheiep, valuied at
$2,829,104; 223,417 goats, vainsd at $101,134,
ansd 1,286 033 hogs, valued at $2,257,002. Total,
Summit 7'imrs: Three negro train wreckers
were detets'ct one day this week ill thi Ir hor
rid work of drawing the spikes from the tails
between Iyram and ('rystal Springs. One of
them was captured with the spikes still In his
hand, just drawn from the tit s.
Jackson .nnmt : We lesarn from a friend
that about twenty-five or thirty negris'
hsoardled the Vicksburg and Meridlian train at
McRaven's Switch, ablout five miles from
.Jackson, dlay before yesterday, all laboring
under a severe type of Kansas fever.
Clarendon (Texas) N'rs : Under the leader
ship of Gen. R. M. Gano, of Dallas, a party
will occupy Cottle county next spring. They
will go out in April and explore the country
from Cottle to Concho, and if they find noth
ing better than the point now selctedt (Ct
tie), will fix upon it for business. The settle
ments will be on the forks of the Pease river,
and about sixty miles southeast of Clarendron.
Most of the colonists will be from Kentucky-- -
some from Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio.
Hinds County Gazette: We learn from'
Edwards that agents have recently carried
hundreds of negroes from that neighborhood
to Kansas, that several large farms have been
almost dep oulated, and that there is already
a scarcity of labor in that vicinity. On Tues
day night, the twenty-first, the citizens of
Edwards and vicinity held in Indignation
meeting, and after passing resolutions pro
testing against the action of certain agents,
organized a committee which the following
morning waited upon certain reputedx Kansas
agents, and notitfie them that their over
tures to the negroes had to cease, and that at
once. The reputed agents agreed to the pro
position of the comtnmittee, and promised to
suspend operations. We lisarn, also, that a
few weeks ago a letter was opened through
mistake in similarity of names, by a gentle
man of Edwards, which had been written by
a citizen of Raymond, who was engaged in
alluring negroes away. In I he letter he made
the unfoundedI assertion that there were three
hundred families in this vicinity which were
ready to start at once for Kansas.
River and Harbor Appropriations.
INew York Bun ]
WVAsTINGCTON, Feb. 11.--The river and har
tior appriation bill, which was comrleted by
the House Committee on Cornterce to-day
and orderedt reporrted to the liouss, contains
the following, among other appropriations:
Now York--East river and hIll Gate, $250,
(13); Harlam river, $100,001 ; BuffTalo hart ,ur,
$100,000; Oswego, $9!0,s000. 'emnnsylvanil-
lDelaware river, belsw i3rileisutrg, on the
northeastern limits of Philadelphia, $45,01o0.
)Delaware--Ice harbor, New (asstle., $5000;
pier near Lewes, $10.500; I)elawaro river, at
Cherry Island fhats, $75,05). Mairylandl--Bal
timrre harbor, $1555,000; Pic'omrltsskt, river,
$2.s); Quiteenstowin harbosr, $35010; CambIlridge
hart-er, $2500; Blretbn hay, at Lssonardtown,
($4000; Wicorlco river, $3:l000; Washintoilc
and Georgetown harbor, $530,000. West Vir
ginia-MMonongahsla river, $24,000; Liitle
Kanawha, $18.0; Grat Kanawh a104; Get inwh, $150,000;
New river, $12,054. Virginia- .Jones river,
$60.000; Appomattox river, $15,000)0; RI,,rsta
hannock river, $,00K; iNorfslk tar (sr, 50,
000. Other Southern rivers alrts hsrborsrs-
Cap.e Fear river, N C., $25.000(; Charlestin,
. ., $100,000; Havasnniah, Ga., $100,000; Mo
bile, Ala., $100,000; New Orleans, La., $60,000;
Galveston, T'ex., $100,(0X); (Galvystsn ship
channel, $80,000; Menmphlis, $37,000; Chicago,
$75,000; Cleveland, $100,000. '1he appropria
tions for the various Western rivelrs, exclusive
of hari)or improvems'nts, aggregate over
$1,600,000. The total amount appropriated
by the bill is $5,786,000).
The New French Cabinet.
INew York Evening Post.l
The French Cabinet contains nine mem
hers, including the head, who is called "'Min
ister of Justice and President of the Couin
cil." Of this b.oly, as now reorganizsdl, live,
Including the head. M. WasHlingtor, ale
Protes ants. One might think that a Cabinet
with so large a proportion of disasnters from
thile established religion wiould bte tunpopsla r in
a nation which, out of a populatiiin of 3f;,!08,
745 cent tins 35.357,7ss3 Roman Cathi)l.'s. T''hat
the Cabinet is not utnpopular, but, on the con
trary, Is most aceptable to the lsioslse, nmust
be charged to what are perhpls' the too lib
eral views of nominal lRoman, ('atholies on
religious matters, antl to. the detep-seated
hostility of even staid Roman Catholics to
that ultramourane tenlnency of their
church which they call "clericalism." It
will scarcely be expects'd that the Pristestant
Ism of the Waddington Cablinet will stand in
the way of certain ctihurclh reforms which the
most intelligent men of France have lonsg been
hoping for and the eccle-iasts dreading. An
other good trait of the new Cabinet will evi
dently be its liberal policy in matters of i radle,
as is foreshadowed Iby the refusal to give tthe
Ministry of Comrnerce to Jules Ferry. iie
causeof his proclivity for protection. Pro
tectionists, who have bin bsastiung that
Fronce will cre long modify the treaties of
commerce to which she owes her imnrno,-e
advance in foreign trade since the year 1860,
will do well to bear this last fact in n dlli.
Perhaps, moreover, an open-hanlded plicy of
the Waddlington Cabinet will enlarge our sown
trade with France, which is now not the half
nor the third of what it shouli be.
Are yeou in business for your.elf ? If you are
you want to have your health so you can attend
to bu insss. If you are not, you wsnt your
health JIst as muc'. When you are "oll run
down." feel miserabla and have no appetite,
you need toning up. To do this theoe is n th
Ing equal to Reed's Gilt Edge Tonic. It restort e
the appetite. purifies the blood and stimulatvs
digestton. It is pleasant and safe. and its dual
Slttr.Dsits a yd oQr avre lRua3ateeQ ,
LAWS OF THE STATA OF LOUISIANA.
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.
REGULAR U858ION, 18g9.
No. 37.1 AN ACT
To supply the deflciency in appropriations of
1875 and 1876 for saia ries of district juctIgeS,
anti palti ularly fir the salaries of tilhe
j(ldgeis'of tthei Seven(lth and Eighth District
Courts for the parish of Orleans.
SEr'rloN 1. lie it mnacerd by the Senate and
toumse of icpreisentrativs of the State of
Louisiana, in General ANssembly convi-ned,
'That tihe sullnl II.csary to pay the full
amount of the' salaries of the ex-judges of the
Seventh and Eigihth l strlit Courts for the
years 1875 and 1876 hei and tlhe sarme is helr oiy
a)pproprlattdl, payatble from the general fund
of said yearasas r~l4 I as coli'cte I 111111 and
after the passage of this art, to wit: ($3354)
three thousand three hlndred and fifty-four
dollirs ti each of said judgis out of ti' gen
eral fund iof 1875, aul ($2333) two thouslnd
thro. hundred and thirty-three dollars to
each of themo out of thi geniiernI fund of 1875.
JOHN C. MONC(ITIE,
Speaker of the House of Rlepresentatives.
LOUIS A. WILTZ,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
'Approved February 14, 1879.
FRANCIS 1'. NICIHOLLS,
Governor of the State of Loulisana.
A trne copy:
WILh. A. STRON(o,
Secretary of State.
No. 38 1 AN ACT
To provide for the municipal budget or
estimate of receipts and expenditures
of the city of New Orleans; for the ap
propriation of moneys to t)e withdrawn;
prohibiting a change in the destination
of appropriated funds; making such
change penal ; providing for the order of
paying claime appropriated by ordin
ancerr , and attaching a penalty to a viola
latironi of ordinances In last mentioned re
SECTION 1. Ie it enacted by the Senate and
Ilouse of lbpresentalti'es in (Ihnerale As
'imbly convened, That It shall be the
duty of the Board of Administrators or
Comnmon ('ouncil of the city of New
Orleans. on or ato)ut tilhe secuond Tudsiday of
D)uce-mber, 1879, and upon the seiond Tu~sday
of i)ecoinrler of each and every yiear there
aft'-r, or thereatbout, to propolse a detailed
statemient exhiliiting the amount of revenues
for the eluiiiiing year exp)ect.Li to be derived
by the said city from taxes and Ilicense, and
with suih estimnate of rieolpts as aforesaid
It shall be the duty of thei afore sali Board of
Aduliistrlattors i ore Cuommlon (Concll to pro
pue a detaild Atateinment or estlimate, exhib
iting the several itls.s of lia'uility and expen
dliture on the part of said city for the year
aforesaid, including the requisite amount for
ciintirngent expenses during that time; such
estimate of liabtlities and expenditures shall
Inot., however, hit thl* aggregaete amount
thereof, excicod four-fifths iof the estimated
amllOunllts of revenuoe or receipts therein
abovt p)rovidell for.
SEc. 2. Rie it furtlhr enareld, etc., That the
estlrmaties of receipts and expenditures and
liabilities herelnabove required to be pro
posued, imrnlrliately after such proposal, or as
soon thLereafter as may be practicable, shall
the pullished for ten consecutive days In the
ollicial journal of the city of New Or-ians.
SEc. 3. lie it further enactled, etc., That at
the first regular meeting of the Board of Ad
ministrators or Common Council of the city
of New Orleans, held after the expiration of
the aforesaid publication, it shall be the duty
of said Board or Council, to proceed to adopt
tie estilmate of receipts or revenues, and of
the liabilities and expenditures hereinabove
required to b)- proposed, and then and there
to levy a tax, and to provide for the collection
thereof, and for the realization of the license
tax. for the purpo)se of moriting the liabilities
and expenditures thus estirnated and adopt
et ; provided, however, that the tax thus to be
levie d shall nut exceed the limit prescribed by
SaE. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That the
aduftlon of the detailed estimates of receipts
and expenditures shall be conrsidered as an
appropriation of the amounts therein stated,
for the purposes therein set forth, and no
money shall be drawn from the city treas
ury except the sarme shall have been previ
onsly aippropriated for the purpose for which
it shall be drawn.
SEC. 5. le it further enacted, etc., That any
amouiit or amounts set forth in the city
budget of the city of New Orleans, or the es
tinrate, of receipts and explnditures of said
city for any particular purpoie, shall not be
diverted from that object for any cause or
reason whatsoever, so long as any part or
portion of the liability or expenditure, for tihe
payment of which said armonlt or amounts
were appropriate.d, remlains unpaidu; and ally
and all appropriations shall remain and be
kept savcred to the object of their appropria
tions until the liability or debt thus provided
for shall have become paid and extinguished;
and for any violation of this section the Mayor
and Administrator s found guilty thereof shall
be punlished by a line of not less thLun live
hundred dollars, or by irnprisonment for not
leiss than threrl' nor mnilre tuan six months, or
by linte asIrd illlprisnninent.
Sr;:'. (;. Il., it further enacted, ,etc., That any
anrtilt all unlrs tii' ilroney aplprolprated by the
B)Hard oif A|llllinliisrat()lrs or ColunriiOn Counrcil
of thin city of New ()rleans sh:,ll be paid in
thie ordir of the adoption of tithe ordinances
whi rtiln thie apllpoipriatior is miade; and for
ally violatli n if this sectionr thie Mayor or
Ad mirnist ra tors fouuni guilty thereof shall be
subj-ct lo thie like penalaity as is prescribed in
the l'th sction oi this act for an improper
use of a Trprl)rit,-d funds.
SE(C. 7. tip it furthetr entaclrtedl, etc., That this
law shall take effect from anid after its pars
JOIHN C. MONCURE,
Speaker of thr Hiouse of IRiiirsentatives.
LOUIS A. WILTZ,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Approved February 14, 1879.
FRANCIS T. NICHO()LLS,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A trur' copy:
WILL. A. STRONe,
Secretary of State.
No. 39.] AN ACT
Granting certain lands to the Red River and
Masipr i u lrailroaid Oemtpany, artd de
cltaring the forileiturni of saint lands by tihe
Vicks'urg, Shreveport and Texas Rail
Whereas, by an act of (Congress entitled
"An act Imaking a grant oe lanids to the State
of Louisiana to aid in the cinstructtin of
raiirhoads ill said Staite," approved June 3,
185;, certauin lands wre dnonat.edl to said State
for titre purpose (if aiding ill the construction
of a railroard from the T-xas line, in the State
of Louisiana, west of the t wn (if Gireenlwood,
via Greenwoi)d, Shreveport and Monrne, to a
point on the Missisaippi River opposite
Wlhereas, By an anCt of the General Assem
bly of the Stat of Louisiana, approved
March 11, 1857, and entitled "Au act to ac
ceptt in part of the grant and carry into exe
cutirn the trust coluferred upon thLe State of
Lorisiina by an art of Congress making a
grant If lanus to aid 1in the construiction of
railrorods in said btate," approived June 3,
1s56, said lands wr're granted to the Vicks
burg, Shreveport and Tixas Railroad, at that
tinme: a tio(ly corpolrate existing under the
ltws of thie State of Louisiana, upon certain
terilllrs and conditions, among whic:h were the
following, viz: That said lands should be
earnred by said company only as the said rail
road was actually ci.structtni in sections of
twenty miii s, anti that if said railrhoad sho)util
n ,t be Crtlple'terd within ten years from the
date of said act then the claiiln of isail colu
pany to the unearned lands should be for
Whet'reas the said Vi~rksbhlrg, Shreveport
ard Trex is Railr'ld Colnparly laS not tcoIn
pil with the ti terms and conditionsa c of the
ge;nt of said lalnd to said corrtpany by tihe
Str&n of Louisianua, and hias not completedl
thie lhi railroadl within Lthe time linttl as
af mr stit, and has theref,'re forfeitel all
0 r a. i it the said land-, ex-cept as tO, such as
haer bt-en Jigrlly earne t and di-psel of to
said company, in notnplirnree with the terms
and cniduiious tf sauid grant; th refire
iOiuv L, ,Ll c encrtted by tAe #ennate rn
House Of Representalktsr of the State -
LorArlana, i*n eneral embly consenWed, TU
the claim of the said TIsbu rg, Shrevepolt
and Texas Railroad ompwa to mah of
the lands referred to in the foregoing preamble
as have not been legally earned and disposed of
by said company, according to the terms and
condithions of said grnut, be and the same are
hereby declared forfeited, and the said aet of
the General Arsembly of the State of Louisi
ana, approved March 11, 1857, and entitled
"An act to accpt it palrt of the grant and
carry into execlut on the trust c Infil redl upon
thi State of L.ulsiana by an anot of Congress
nmaklig a granlt of I Inds to aid in the ion
st.ruettI n of in trotads i n shIl State,"' approved
June 3, 18156, te and the same is herebhy re
lpIaled, in so far as the said act or the Logi
latlurl ltl L'llltsiaa grants tlle sahi lands to
the said V.knilsburg., SIhrieveporlt and Tl'xa
Rilronoad ('onilpany; provided, that, tihe title of
sali contlpany shall be uniflpaird to siuch
portio.In of sil Ildlinds as have Iol1 alctlally
ear nod anilt Ilgally tdisllsi lt 1,11, compnlllianctlle
with the tterms anld ea cdittllllon of said grant.
2Sl. . Be it further enacted, etc., That
all of thle said lands Inot aet all y (.IIrIld aind
legally dilsposed lof i as foresaid, with all the
rights, pril.leg's andi powIrsw, as are grantedl
to and conferreild uipon1 the StaItl iof Loulllsianll
by an actor Congress entitled "An act making
a grant of lands tot the State of Loulsiana, to
aid in tlhe constrllction of ralnroads In said
State," alproIveld June 3, 1856, for the plrpose
of itling In the const'ructilon of a railroad
from the Texas line In the State of Louisiana,
west of the town ot Greenwood, via Green
wolod Shrevoport and Monroe, to a pdint on
the Mlisissippl river opposite Vicksblurg, lbe
and the same are hereby granted to the lied
River and Mississippi Itallroad Com pay, a
bodly corporate existing under the laws of
the State of LouisIana; ,frroided, that the
said Red River and Misslssippi Rillroadr Com
pany shall, within ninety days from the ap
proval of this act, accept the same upon the
tAerms and conditions of the said act of (mn
gress, except as to the time of completing
said rolad, which Is hereby extendled to te.n
years from the passage of this act' and the
said acceptIan(ce shall be by a resolution of the
Board of )lrectors, a certifiled copy of which,
siglned. by the president and secretary, and
SIlth the corporate seal of tle company at
tached, shall Ise fileld in the oflice of the Sec
retary of State of Louislana, who shall re
cord the same In the record l,ook of saild offce.
Sac. 3. 3. If it further enacted, etc., That the
line as as adopted by the Vickslburg, Shreveport
alnd Texas Railroad Company betwi.een
Shirovepnort and Monro. shall be the line of
the Iied RIver and MIsa5bslppI Railroad (J.ni
panly, only admitting slluch varlationsi as may
hie fllound nectIssary for the cllnvetnllnlce of the
puhlile and th' eciotnomy of .lnstructllto)n.
SHlu. 4. Be it further tliUwted, etc., That If the
quantity oif lad itendled to be donated Ily
the said act of Conlgress canlnot le oittained
within the priscribed llnits of six mlins by
reason of a portion of said lands having been
othelrwlse disposed of, then it shall be the
dutliyt of the (1Governor ti appoinlt an agent, or
agients, to slf'(* sulh other iliands as are or
may tIe grantled by C. ingress for such dtefi
clenclos; provided, the liarld of Direi.ito. of
solid Red River and Mississippi Rlillroad
Cornipany shall havse tile righlt to nominnate
said agents, whlose comlpnsation shall be
flxeri anrd paid by sait e)m)aniYv.
SEa:. 5. ie it further enacled, etc., That in
orlier tox atli in thei clnstructlion of the rioad
the saidL Red River and Misi;lIssippi Railrohad
Company shall have the power to mortgage
and hypothecate the rig its conferred upon
them lby this act ti the said lalds, to secure
any bond or olnds IssuIed by said com lany,
orl lioan made to saidl company, and the Inter
est lipon lluch boltndsl or loan.
SEC. 6. lie it further enmacted, etc., Th it this
act shall take effTect from its passage, and
all acts in coutlict with it are repealed.
JOHN C. MONCURE,
Speaker of the Hlouse of R1-presentatives.
LOUIS A. WILTZ,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Approved February 14, 1879.
FRANCIS T. NICHOLLS,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
Wlrt. A. iTRONO.
Secretary of State.
No. 40.1 AN ACT
To grant permits to religious or benevolent
organizatolns for holding entertainments
of a charitable nature.
Whereas, the police juries of several par
lsh.s have seen fit to levy an exorbitant ape
clal license tax on ontertainments of a chari
table nature, given by religious bodi.14; and
Whereas, the levying of such tax on fairs
or other -entertainments which are given for
the benefit of churches or for charitable pur
poses greatly retards the object for which
such entertain ments are given; therefore,
SE.TION 1. He it enacted by the Senate and
ilouse of JiIprisentative. of the State of
Louisiana, in (,:nral Assembly convened,
'ihat upon receiving a written application
from any regularlyordained Iminister, deacon,
manager of any church or Dresident of any
religious or benevolent society, setting forth
the desire to give a fair or other entertain
nlarit for ther benefit of sucnh hlirch or so
ciety, or for other charitable purposes, it shall
h, the duty of the justice of the peace of any
ward of any parish in the State in which said
fair or entertainningt is to be held (other than
and exclusive of tle city of New Orleans) to
furnish said applicant with a written permit
to hold such fair or entertailnment on such
date or dates as the application is made for.
SEC 2. lB it further enacted, etc., That no
special tax shall be vited or collected fromn
the managers of suh fall'r or entertanu
inents as are held under the issuance!tio of It
permit granted as provided in section 1 of
"ScE(.. 3. e it fuirther Cnafted, etr., That all
laws or parts fr laws in clnflict with tihe
pirovlsions of this act be and the selme are
hrebry repealed, alnd tilat this act shall take
effect from and after Its passage.
JO)tiN C. MlONlCURE,
Speaker utf tlt, Ht1us1 , uf Representatives.
LOUIS A. WILTIZ,
Liutenant Gouvernor and P'reident of the
Approved February 14, 1879.
FRANCIS 1. NICHOLLS,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A trln copy:
WILL. A. STRO.o,
Secretary ol State.
FINE GLASS-DOOR WARDROBE BED-ROOM
FINE PARLOR SUITS in Raw Silk, Rees. Hair
FINE WALNUT DINING-ROOM SUITS of
A Large Assortment of HANDSOME COT
An Immense stock of LOW-PRICE FURNI.
TURE, suitable for Country Trade.
All at Extraordinary Low Prices.
167 and 169 POYDRAS ST.,
del 3m eod
THE LOAN OFFICE.
17......... Baronne street..........17
Between Canal and Common.
ODposite Grunowald It: l.
Advnnpe amace on PIANOS, f r wbh[
S te,'ial .accommodations are mad.-. j 11
DR. W. Gi. AUSTLN,
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE.
Corner of Jackson and LagaxIan streets,
(Upper City Hotel.)
Ofice hours. 7 to 9 a. m.. and s to 7 D. m.
No. 124 Canal street,
Off.e hours, from 12 to 2 D. m.
Can be summoned br American Distrie tef.
IaS" at afr filAr. ira C
L I. & B. J. IONTGOXOERY,
CORNER OF CAMP AND POYDRAN STREETIN, NEW ORLEAI
Open and ready for the Fall and Winter Trade
with the Largest and Cheapest Stock
in the South.
* Aruoirs and Dressing Cases.
FINE PARLOR, SUITS,
IN SILK, SATIN, COTOLINE, REPS AND HAIR CLOTH.
FINE BEDROOM IsUITa,
In Walnut, Mahogany and Rosewood, with French Plate tn
" Armoires and Dressing Cases.
FINE DINING-ROOM, HIALL
And Library Suits, Fancy Cabinets, Stands, Desks, Tables and Chairs.
- .N ASSORTMENT OF -
FRENCH PLATE MIRRORS.
A full line of Office Furniture. A large stock of Medium nad
Common Furniture, suitable for the country trade.
mhstf OODS DELIVERED FREE OF OHARGIE.
1879 SHADINES 1879
Our this ansIon's entrh. Rat tFfler the Drlate of th
now read., is the flinet we mo.t. faid oldr, while
have ever troduei. Years their -oh DOnSS (beng no
of trial have ptrove thr their
undoubhted Superiority .Pu- ABOUT ONE HALF 01
rity and Economy, and bo
Ing unexoelld as a Pro- THE ORIGINAL PRIOCI
er ve f Fish, they a re now a
re'ognized favorite In the meeta. the reorliromentO0f
world's market. the economical.
Their unparallelnd sue
ress in former snasons in- 8HADINES
dtuned the packing of lint
tation goods by other par- are packed in hermeti.
ties, which were bought by cally s tl.d tins. essen.
some dealers through ig- tla lv bosl.dtis , in e
noranee or for their cheaD- milni. DIPasing app
ness. Such purchases were tiring sauce, p.datable to
attended with the usual all. free from the oily
restul.. t roprtia of, the sardine
The celerity with which._ retaining only the natur
a luncheon or meal can be richhess of the Shad. sa
obtelned (requiring n' i readly for the table at
cooking or preparation. r.iman, for dinner, lunch, or
beingt always ready) ren- evening meal, by merely
ders them peculiarly ac- ope lug th, bx.
neptable to travelers, ple- We are the only Dsol
nic and excursion partloIe ors of the GENUINS
or for general use. Their SIIADINES. They are ou
deliolous. piquant flavor tradu-mark.
HOWE & ODELL, 147 Reade street, N. Y.
SOLD BY ALL WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS.
General Depot ........cGRATH & COMPTON, 108 Poydras street, New Orleaes.
dlon Pd ttf
THE GREAT SOUTHERN
CORNER OF PETERS,
Commenced Opera ions in the Year
And has since met with unpari leled success.
M. JOi Iil,
the popular proprietor, was thii first to es
of this kind in our city, and deserves the patron
age of the people. Hundreds of
that would have had to seek employment abroad, I
have bee, furnished a good living by this IM
THEN WHY NOT PATRONIZE
SOUTHERN PROJECT P
He always treats customers with the greatest
conslderation and politeness, and deems it no
trouble to show goods, for be has not only hi
own interest and re'puntation at stake, but the
pride of establishing on a firm basis a truly
Mr. HANSFN has opened a branch of his house
at MORGAN CITY. where will be found a
full supply of his very superior SHOES.
solicited, and prompt attention and satisfaction
guaranteed. jal4 2m
Hunter's Eleven combinations in
Perfection one. Over 2751,0o now in
Rotary use. Every family
Flour and -hould haveone. Agents
Meal Sifter for Louisiana and
Send $1 for samples
Special terms to agents.
REYNOLDS & ABsMTBONO
. 90 Baronne street.
The Robert E. Lee Cooking Stoves, made of
best charcoal iron- light on fuel; good even
baker. Guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money returned.
To each purchaser a patent sifter will begiven.
TORCH.-No danger from sparks; wind or
rain cannot extinguish; cannot explode. All
steamb oats should have one.
ELECTRIC BELLS.-No unsightly wires or
cranks to get out of order. Always reliable.
Bells placed anywhere. Of especial value to
families and steamboats. Warranted for one
year. Call and examine.
JAMES H. REYNOLDS,
90 ...... Barenne street ........ e
ap19 Ret"'een .7nn ,nand ParrMno.
FOUR PER CENT BONDS.
We continue to sell the-o bonds, coupon and
registered, at par and ascorued interest.
All deliveries made here free of expense to
NEW ORLEANS NATIONAL BANK
aai La A, DALQWU4. P1re014t.
FIRST p CLASS
TITI VERY BEST BUTFIIlrT CLAS8
M TER PIALS ARTISITS ARE
USED. O EMPLOYED.
LIKENESSES : 25 PER CENT.
FINISH TO REDUCTION
PERFECTION. ( IN PRICES.
Carte d, Visit..... p r doizn ... $3 0
('ahint o,,r Imrlper i. v.er dos "... 00 Go
Cartel Visit.Itil A
ian.ý .nait l 'ldi]h | p r dozen .... 6 r)
Cahin,.t or Im rper'l, .
Itliaq, ' nHt. flii. per er dozen .... 9 00
"LarLer zi'e,, iin tproDortlon.
I .all lprti flar att rition to prirma
nolnt ihitogrilaphl. ti by I.tnlm(bert's
'arlon 'r,,oess; in fl uih and a(beauty
thiy are unsuirpass able afll iojiis of
pitur, s hould be I mirle by this pro
•' a. ii durability aind lif - like ap
piare t'an nnolti h te prrlodud by any
ot,(hr idun rof pho toirraphing.
A rBkWAI:E OF IMPOSITION..l
THEODORE LILIENTHAL, Artist
Sole proprietor of Lambert's Prirmanent Phe
121 ..............Canal Mtrcet.............. 121
Scab and Ticks
on-P o't NON-POISONOUS
,'ý 1 BSHEEP DIP!
m~ O Manufactured by
A . H. KENNEDY.
SP Omaha. Nebraska.
Q eradleates the
SThis is the only dipths
~ adds to the staple and
m, value of wool. It will
DO cure the most obstinato
Sca e-stiut aech g-aJiO
in 150 parts hot water
" and will not cost a cent
kN a Lead each dipppin
Packed in Ob'$ _.J
1 * FIVE GALLO TIN
'EMLOCk Dip Sahbb Sheep In
the early Spring and
I Suimmer as that is the
tiritio eradlioate the die
euae from the skin. Fall
and Winter dipoing will
not ouqrs the ,reab, it only
hold tou dlisease in cheek. in the Fall and Win
ter months, the insert tht causes the Scab is
forcing his way so deep into the true skin that
hbe cannot be reached or destroyed, while In the
early Spring the In iet comes to thfi surface of
theskin, and is ea.sily eradicated by one or two
di pln ings mr Sheen Dip.
Soln for $2 2 a gaf lon. and Freight paid on
50 gallon lots to your railroad 4 -pot. Book
Isent froe to HbSep Growers. Address 8. H.
KENNEDY. Omaha. Nersk YTHa
KENNARUd & FORSYTH.
Wholesale Druggists and OOeaurl Agents.
jy2 it Omaha. Netraska.
AT LESS THAN
BOOKS I BOOKSI OOKS I
FOR TIIE YOUNGsTER.S
ALL THE STANDARD JUVENILES,
Lillof oe ;ir W! h
112 Camp Street.
1l92 9 ai. T. LATU.OP