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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.
VOL. IV-NO. 248. NEW ORLEANS, SA TURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1879. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
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Reversal of the Finding of the
'7Te 'Chase After Cetewayo--Gen.
~auffman in Disgrace--Andrassy
Insists Upon Resigning -
LONDON, Aug. 22.- -Advices from Cape Town
'to the fifth instant, say Sir Garnet Wolseley
arrived at Borke's drift on the third instant.
It is reported, on thebest authority, that ling
Cetewayo is at a kraal north of Black Um
vlosi river, with very few followers.
Sir Garnet Wolsey telegraphs as follows:
Five thousand Swazles are ready to attack
King Cetewayo, and this number will be in
creased to 10,000 before enteging Zululand.
The British are operating with these or an
other composite force coming from the direc
tion of Luneburg. They will either capture
Cetewayo or drive him toward Col. Clarke's
column, which is moving from the southward.
There have been further submissions of Zulus.
The Daily N(iu's, In a special edition this
afternoon, says: A successful Zulu raid is re
Dorted from ITtrecht, and Intelligence has
n received from the west coast of Africa to
the effect that a dispute arose between King
Amacheree, at New Calabar, and one of his
chiefs, as the result of which the latter lIft
town with his p :)ple, proceeded up the coun
try, took possession of the oil markets, block
haded the creeks and stoppwd all traffic. It is
feared that the outbreak will becoume general.
PETERMI'rAJTZBIo, Aug. 5.---lRcports from
trustworthy sources state that the Boers have
determined to light unless their independence
LONDON, Aug. 22.-A special edition of the
Daily Telegraph this afternoon contains the
"CAPE TOwN, Aug. 5.-A resident of Pondo
land telegraphs that hositlt.cs are inevitable.
It is stated from Pretoria that Sir Garnet
Wolesley is convinced that the campaign
against Chief Secocooni, in the north, must
be vigorously renewed."
LONDON, Aug. 22.-The Tihers, in its leader
this morning, announces that the authorities
have decided that the- evidence talkn before
the court-martial in Africa does not justlty
the conviction of Lieut. Carey. The findings
of the court are accordingly quashed. Lieut.
Carey retains his rank. He will be released
from arrest to-day. The sentence of the court
was dismissal from the service.
Two thousand chair makers struck at Stour
There was a demonstration yesterday of
2000 unemployed laborers in (lasgow.
LIVEaPOOL, Aug. 22.-A London dispatch
to the PJost says: It is reported that Sir Ed
ward Bulwer Lytton will shortly retire from
the Vice.Roy alty of India and be succeeded
by Lord Dlflotrin, present British ambassa
dor at St. Petersburg.
The ,azettIe announces that the grand cross
of the Order of Bath has been conferred upon
Lord Cheimsford, commander-in-chief of her
Majesty's forces in South Africa.
Edward Strothearn- Lord Gordon-one of
the judges of appeal, died recently at Brus
sels in his sixty-sixth year.
DraLsN, Aug. 22.-The Home Rule League
held a meeting at Robunda last night. There
were only four members of Parliament pres
ent, of .whom Charles Farnell, member for
Meath, was the most notable, but the body of
the hall was crowded with workingmen. The
proceedings throughout were riotous and dis
orderly. Some persons were remarkable for
the hostility they displayed toward the more
moderate Home Rule members of Parlia
ment. The meeting passedi a series of reso
lutions in favor of the obstructive policy pur
sued by their representatives in the House of
Commons, and expressing the necessity of
purging the party of members who have
shown k.kewarnrness. several lights oc
curred, The dissentants from the resolu
tions, after receiving very rough usage in the
hall, were thrust out to encounter the tende:r
mercies of a mob awaiting them.
Lo-.nDo. Aug. 22.-The 'Pont's Berlin corre
spondent -says: Advices froml Mt. l'etersburg
atlirm that the uupopularity of (yen. Kauff
mann is increasing. The governlient liolds
him to blaine for the Afglan policy and for
his advocacy of the rettocession of Kuldja to
WAusaw',iug. 22.-The court-martial here
has conldemned two peasants to four years'
hard labor in the Siherian mines, for opposing
the demat.rtiou ot their plots of land, and six
others to various terms of exile or ;mprison
ment, for the saus' offense.
ST. PEnTEiSBURG, Aug. 22. -Threeof the five
male Nihilists who were sentenced by the
military tribunal at Odes'sa to be hanged
were to be executed there at 10 o'clock this
morning. The woman who was sentenced to
exile in Siberia is only lifteen years old.
LONDON, Aug. 22.--A St. Petersburg dis
patch to the Daily Tlc bgroph says: Very
serious sign@ of disturbance have been ob
served among the peasantry. ROecetnt pro
clamations a~lrmlng the lerlmaneilnce of the
present disposition of land was designed to
meet the grave and increasing danlaxer.
A Berlin dispatch to the 'ull hAl ':cazt1,
says: Russian semi-official news:papers state
that (ion. Laxaroff, commander of the Rus
sian expedition toward Mero, has been or
dered to confine his operations to the right
side of Attrect river, between Persia and
P4.nls, Aug. 22.-Dremier Waddington, in a
speetn delivered at a banquet given to the
'Council General at Aisne, energetically de
iended the Ferry educational bill. Referring
to amnesty, hesaid the question was detinite
lY settled, and that the government would
rigoroulsy oppose any attempt to reopen it.
The government adhered to the resolution de
edaring Elanqui'seleetion illegal. Discussing
the internal situation of France, he said it
nothing untoward should occur, some im
portant reduction In taxation might be looked
lor next year. M. Waudington concluded by
stating that the relations between France and
the foreign powers were of the most friendly
BoI: urx, . ug. 22.-A great tire has broken
out here. Fifteen buildings have already been
destroyed and the flames are still gaining
VIE-NNA, Aug. 22.-The New Free Press an
nounces that Prince Bismarck recently wrote
to Count Andrassy, nviting the latter to meet
him at Gastein.
LoxDos, Au.r. 22.-T.he Vienna correspond
ent of the Standard telegraphs: The Em
peror to-day gave an audience to Count An
dras, which lasted two hours. The Count
declared that his determiiation to besign was
P'IIT , Aug. 22.-The IAEllnor Is kiformed
thatl Count Karolyi has .declined the nomina
tion to succeed Count Andrassy.
HAVANA, Aug. 22.--A French steamer Irom
Vera Cruz brings City of Mexico dates tothe
Peace prevails throughout the republic.
There is a strong and growing public fe-.
ing in favor of the re-election of President
Diaz as the only man who can protect th
country against another revolution, but he
firmly declines to serve another term, even if
the constitutional amendment prohibiting re
election is repealed.
A great many foreigners are constantly de
tected in insatgating revolution. several of
them have already been expelled.
Under the influence of peace and of the An
ergy displayed by President Diaz, industry
and commerce are reviving.
T'he revenue of the government at Vera
Cruz. during the month of July, amounted to
$700,000, an increase of $4:3),0 over the cor
responding month of last year.
SOU Hli AMERLCA.
NEw YOIRK, Aug. 22.-The Peruvian Minis
ter has received a cable message from the
Consul at Panama announcing that the block
ade of Iquiqul has been suspended. The Chil
lan iron-clad Admiral Cochrane has been
towed to Caldera, and the fleet is at Antofo
Bolivia orders nitrate to be embargoed in
The Peruvian monitor Monco I apac has ar
rived at Isloy.
CONSTANTINOI'LE, Aug. 22.-The Greek
frontier commissioners began their sittings
The state of siege in Bulgaria will soon be
The employes of the Ministry of War have
been pail their salaries for April.
LONDON, Aug. 22.-The Times' Berlin cor
respondent states that the Russian corvetto
Constantine is expected to arrive at Bangkok,
having on board an imperial envoy, enmpow
ered to conclude a treaty with Siang and pro
cure the appointmlent of a Muscovite consul
in that capital.
Sir John George Shaw Lefevre, vice chan
cellor of the University of London, has died
LIvERi'OOL, Aug. 22.-The London corres
pondent of the CJurit,r says: The satamer
Faraday, when spoken on 'l'sd:ay last in
latitude 49' 19', longitude 14' 30', was grap
pling for the cable which had been cut in a
PAIts, Aug. 22.-The Republique Prareaiat,
states that the powers have s'-nt something
like an ultimatum to the Porte, giving it
for ty-eight hours to fix the date of the lirst
meeting of the Ottoman and GrCok plenipo
tentiaries. Although this account is considerd
exaggerated It is believed that considerable
pressure will be used.
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION.
The Addresses Delivered and Resolutions
Adopted-Election of Officers.
SARATOcA, N. Y., Aug. 21.-At the opening
of the session of the American Bar Associa
tion to-day E. J. Phelps, of Vermont, deliv
ered an audress on the rise and progress of
constitutional law in the United States.
Wm. Allen Butler, chairman of the commit
tee of jurisprudence and law reform, present
ed a report, closing with the following reso
lution, which was adlopted:
Resolved, That, in the judgment of this as
sociation, it is greatly to he desireu that ac
tion be taken by the several States, through
proper and concurrent legislation, to secure
uniformity in the acknowledgment and au
thentication of deeds and other instruments
affecting real estate and the mode of ex
ecuting and attesting wills, and to this end
the several local councils of this association
are hereby directed to co-operate with the
committee on jurisprudence and law reform,
as that committee may request, in the pre
paration of forms of acknowledgment, proof
and authentication of such instruments, and
of regulation as to the execution and attesta
tion of wills, with a view to securing such
uniformity; the same to be reported. by a
committee to the association at its next an
Carleton Hunt, of Louisiana., chairman of
the committee on legal emucation and admti
siouns to the bar, real a long report advocat
ing higher and more thorough education.
closing with a resolution requesting State and
local bar associations to recommuen I and fur
ther, as far as )osslble, a more thorough and
systematic training in law schools.
A resolution was adopted requesting the
local council in the District of Columbia to
have action taken by the Supreme Court
whereby printed calendars may be issued for
each town and sent to all lawyers having
The committee on law reforms was re
quested to take measures for having uniform
laws for marriages and divorces passed in the
The association adjourned at 2 o'clock, after
electing officers and passlng resolutions of
than ;.s to the oficers antd co,mmittee. .
This evening the nmemnbers of the Bar Asso
ciation are holding a banquet at tht Grand
Union IHotel, at which Hlion. B. H. Bristow,
the newlv elected presididut, is presiding.
The offic.,rs elected by the Bar Association
to-night were: B. H. Bristow, of Kentucky,
president; Q. I). Hinkley, of Baltimore, sec
retary; Francis lIawle, of Philadelphia, tre:as
urer, and vice presidents from teach State.
Testing the Right of Cemetery Trustees to
Prohibit Interment in Consecrated
NEW YO1RK, Aug. 22.--The question of the
right of the trustees of cemeteries, controlled
by the Catholic Church, to prevent interments
in consecrated ground of those who had, in
their lifetime, belonged to secret societies,
will come before the courts to-day. A test case
was brought by the relatives of Denis Cop
pers, who was accidentally killed last w,,ok.
Coppers was a communicant of the Episcopal
Church and his relatives were Roman Catho
lics. She body was placed in the receiving
vault of the cemetery pending the decision of
the Vicar General, and this being adverse.
Cappers's friends have applied for a tempo
rary injunction to prevent its removal and
this will be argued to-day before Judge
Brurt. The case is exciting much interest.
CONDITION OF THE NEW YORK SUB-TREASURY.
NEay YORK, Aug. 22, Evening.--Sub-treas
ury balances-Coln $131,4vý2,813, currency $44,
The New York Railroad Investigating
S.RAT.OA, Aug. 12.-Mr. Jewett, preuident
of the New York, Lake Erie and Western
Railway, was called as a witness before the
railroad investigating committee to-day, He
refused at first to answer questions, com
plaining that Mr. Sterne, counsel for ti.e,
committee. was acting in the interest of Me
Henry and other parties rather than in the in
terest of a public investigation. Upon being
assured by the chairman that such was not
the case, he gave an account of the reorgan
ization of the Erie road, and said the reeei,
ership did not end with such reorganization,
because there were suits pending against the
Erie Company. All the property of the old Erie
road could not, be turned over to the new etrn- I
rany until 1 he court should d('eid to whom It
belonged. lie was the-r asked whether he had
any expsect ation that h( e ould pay out of the
earnings of the road the lutrest on Its debt..
The chairman sadl lie need lnot answer this
question, but the witness stated that under
favorable circumstances the road might he
ablo to pay interest and dividends at solre,
future time. Witness was examined at length
as to the Irregularities in the accounts of the
road during the Gould and Fisk admnintistra
The Nashville Races.
t'NASHVILLE, Aug. 21.-The list of entries for
the fall laces of the Nashville BloU lhorse As
soiqation, which closed on the lifteenth In
staty, was completed to-day; all the stakes
are tell iUlled, and a lively meeting is prom
THE UTICA RACES.
UTTtL Aug. 22.--The last day's racing of the
Utlie't rk Association was theo most inter
estltiu the mteeting. It took six heats to
decide t 2:28 race with only two horses. It
was fl.u won by Lucy Fleming. Best
time, 2 :24
The 2:1 race was won by Darby. Best
FALSETTO lAND SPENDTHRIFT TO IRUN
At·INST EACH OTHEI.
LoN( B!RAN.I, Aug. 22.-Pierre Lorillard's
new purclhase,alsttco, arrived yesterday at
Monmouth Pat. 'IThere is every prospect of
a match belng ade betwee(n Fnalsetto and
Spendthrift, to id run at Monmoutla Park
TEE BOYTON-V 1j SWIMM.IT(i MATCH.
NEWI'OtlT, R. I,.Aug. 22.-Soon after 10
o'clock this imortnix Capt. Webb, the swim
mer, was taken ouof the water in anL ex
hausted condition, ak Is therefore out of the
race. Boyton has ~ade ten miles. Both
started at 3 o'clock. There ate immense
crowds of spo.taitors the beach and the
city wears a holiday a arance.
The great swimmningu tch between Capt.
Boyton and Capt. Matth Webb began at 3
io'clock this morning, o0Eas;ton's L,.(:hed.
The swimmers kept tea y at work swim
ruing around two hunys, s latCid as to make
a mill (:ourse, until 10:30 o' "k, when a mis
fortune occurred whichh pra ally ended the
race. Capt. Webb was selaz with violent
cramps, which rendered his lbs ,powerlles, .
and he had to be taken frim t, water. H I
had at that time made eighlt Ida iiimrtler
miles to Boyton's ten. Weibb's iners attri
bute the attack of cramp to the ter lnot he
lug acclimated. Capt. Boyton -till swim
inu[l~g, tanld at 7 o'clock p. m. had l 'ele twenty
milies, but was going slowly. IHea betsa ire
being ruade that he will not Cover Inty-live
miles by midnight.
CnICAnGo. Aug. 21.-Chlcagos 10, IB loe 1.
1HttAIAIELP'HIA, Aug. 21.-Hop Bihs 11, 1
PROVID ENCE, Aug. 21.--Syracuse 6, kovi
CINCINNATI, Aug. 21.--Clovelands 7, C~i- u
BioSTOeN, Aug. 21.--Bostons 16, Troys 0. 1
l'oUGuKEEPSnTE:, Aug. 21.-Poughkeepsie
Jersey City Browns 1.
NEW BEDrioRDI, Aug. 21.--Nat!onalha 2. N' E
Bediords 2 -1 innings. 'T'he New Bi-ofou 1
wlthdlrtew on account of a decision ,of the urn
pire, and the gone was given to the Natlone's
CRIMES AND t;ASUALTIES.
Another Fa!l River Treasurer Gone Wrong.
FALL yIVER. Au'. 21.-Another mill treas
urer, (George II. Eddy, of the Flint Mill, re
signed to-day, with $15,009 short in his ac
counts, as tihe result of speculation in cotton
futures. No imputation, however, of crim'ial
intent is made by the directors.
AN URORATEUL TRAMP.
TOPEKRA, Kan., Aug. 21.--J. W. Cotton, sta
tion agent and grocer 'at Williamsburg sta
tion, on the Kansas and Pacilic Railroad. near
this city, was murdered to-day by a tralmp
white in the act of getting food to supply the
VirKssirlac, Aug. 22.-.Joe Fisher, the
youthful murderer, delivered himself up to
day to the h -riff. He ha;s been in his own
house ever since Tuesday night, while the
politi' have bertn chasing his ghost all over
A TEXAS EXECUTION.
GALVEST(ON, AOU. 22.-To-IUl.,IroW'S N'ws
will tanijlsh the following special:
ArsrTIN, Aug. 22.-Taylor A ke was to-day
oxeclted in the presence of 40(11 asp'ctator5s,
rou. tly negroes. lie declared his innocence
In a spe,'tlh to the crowd. He nl;aintained nis
couposure until the black cap was drawn on,
when he deferred the final mlliollioent by various
pretexts. The dronp fell while he sang, "John
CItrown's Body." His neck was broken by the
fall. Hiis cri(ue was rape, committed on a
German girl, aged thirteen, in July, 1879.
The Surf House Burned.
REHOorOTII, Del., Aug. 22.-The Surf House,
at this play-e, was destroyed by fire( at about
3 o'clock this morning. There were sixty
ipers(ons in the house at the time, but all
Philadelphia thlp-yards Building Vessels
PIJLTADELPHIA, Aug. 21.- Little can be
learne.d here with regard to the reported
large contract by American ship-builders
with the Russian government for the con
struction of a Ileet of cruisers, but it is under
stood that Mr. Wharton Barker, of this city,
who was sent to St. Petersburg to promote
Philadelphia ship-building, has succetded in
obtaining vast ship-building contracts, which
will bring nearly twenty millions of dollars
to this city, or divide that sum betwten Phila
delphia and Chester.
The Fall River Weavers Demand an In
crease of Wanes.
FALL RIVE'R, Aug. 21.-A largely attended
meeting of weavers to-night appointed a com
mittee to demand 15 per cent increase in
wages. If the demand is not granted it will
b, ft'ollowed by a general strike. The carding
room hands have also called a meeting for
next Tuesday evening, and will take similar
The Crops of Illinois.
SPRITNFIELD, Aug. 21. The August crop
report of the State Board of Agriculture shows
that 1,631,139 acres of oats have been sowed
this year; average yield per acre, 33i bush
els; total yield, 54,664,5:5C bushels; average
price paid to producers, 22 cents; total value,
The Storm at Biloxl.
BILomI, Miss., Aug. 22.-A terrific storm
passed over the Sea Shore Camp Grounds.
The Taberuacle and other buildings were
blown down. So far as known, only two per
sons were hurt.
Another schooner Lost.
WILMIGTON. N. C., Aug. 22.-The coasting
schooner Lorenzo, Capt. Russell, was sunk at
anchor in New river during the late gale. She
had a cargo of naval stores.
Chicago Dock Laborers' strike.
CHICAno, Aug. 22.-Two hundred laborers
of the Chicago Dock Laborers' Union are on
a strike for twenty-five cents per hour. They
now receive twenty cents.
Ninie New Cases and Eleven Death:
The Curfew Rules Put in Operation
A White Militia Company to
be Raised to Protect
MJrrIims, Aug. 22.-Two new cases were
reported to the board of health this morning
Ten denths have occurred since last night
A. K. Speers, Samuel Cross, Mrs. Dena Gold.
camp, Hiram Hllcher, James K. Murray,
Emma Moore', Phil. J. 1tyan, Mrs. S. W. Phil.
lips, Samuel iRhodes and A. L. Rhodes. The
four last named died beyond the city limits
The daily mail service over the Louisville
and Nashville Italhroad was resumed thh
3 p. m.--Nine cases in all were reported tc
the board of health to-day, four of whom are
colored. Among the whites are S. Auerback,
Mrs. Fredonia Armstrong and Louis Fozzle.
One additional death is reported-Ferdinand
Hon. John Johnson, sunerintendentof quar
antino, will, to-morrow, put in operation the
rules recently adopted by the State Board of
IHaltih for the' government of Memohis and
other infected districts.
Within the past f,,w dlays several business
houses and pirivate dwellings have been
broken open. As an additional protection
there will be organized to-morrow a white
military comnoany, who will, if necessary, be
placed on active duty to assist the authorities
rIU maintaining law.
It has been ralning steadily since 7 o'clock.
(en. J. S. Sikellington remains In a critical
IOW TIHE ARKANSAS SHORE IS QUARANTINED.
NEW YORK, Aug. 22.--A Memphis special
says: The sheriff of Crittenden county, Ark.,
ipposit.e Memprhis, has issued an order threat
ering the arrest and punishment of Mem
phians IIt caught In the act of crossing to that
side of the river.
The entire front of that county is closely
policed by a mounted and armed force. The
oircder was promulgated by authority of the
Governor of Arkansas.
THE FEVER REPORTED AT STARKVILLE, MISS.
MIEMPHIS, Aug. 22.-Private advices from
Starkvitl', Miss., reports four cases of yellow
fever there, being attributed to refugees from
this city. The National Board of Health
have sent an agent to investigate.
HOME NEWS FROM WASHINtOTON.
WAsHINO(TON, Aug. 22.--The National Board
or Health has received a telegram from Dr.
Craft, of New Oeleans, stating that the loca
tion of the new case of y0llow fever reported
Is No. 23 I)umnaine street. It is probably th:
result of Infection from the first cases on Con
stance street. Another ease is reported on
this morning at No. 477 C:,nstance street, in
the infected region. The patient was taaen
dick August 16.
TIhe following dispatch was also received:
"NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 22.-In answer to the
tement macde to-day in the dispatch from
mphis, Dr. Herrick, secretary of the
rd of Health, says: 'Yellow lever is not
Sadling here; only two cases have occurred
si July 29.' These cases were relxported to
th oard yesterday. They occurred in the
sa nart 'r of the city as tile first case-in
the, oty of Constance street."
TWo INFECTED BARKS.
WA-. Tox, Aug. 22. --Isolation and dlsin
fectio ve been enforced. The national
board so in receipt of the following tele
grlun l Havana:
"Th s Black Prince, for New Orleans,
and W. o ienn, for Baltimore, had yellow
fever on d whiee h, re.
'"IHCULL, Consul General."
L TSVIL Aug. 22.--Extensive prepara
t.ion ari ueltl made. in this vicinity for the
listr atnualfr I the Kentucky Agricultural,
Met"clihanical, igical and Botanical Ass
c, ti(in which ins Tuesday, September 9,'
andl orntinue: days. As Louisville has
not had a fair ight years, great interest
is felt in this u taking. 'The grounds of
the a.asociation prise 170 acres. The
buildings are all pleted, as is also th,
tracr. k ne grand d is 450 f--t lo.rg and Is
onsile rad the iat mest in the country.
, trac..k is s.P t as possible. One of
the finehet livestock ttI s eivn shee en in
this HSt !e or in the d will be presented.
lhere will 5lsoe be a display of veg ta
bie, fruit rs an d mlowermhe list of premiums
is long and valuable.
A Tribute to the D1 Arer of Anare
ATLANTA, AUe~. 22.-T4 presentation of
CHrpon.t.r' portrait of Cravfcord W.
Long, the disc verer of A thesiha to the
alumni of the University .nola, to be
inoted in the Capitol, was in the hall of
the Hlouse of seIpresontativ day in the
presence of the Governor, Long and
family, Senatrs and memher.dges met
bers of the Council of Atlina d . large
ntlmbr of ladies and gentle Senator
Gordon made the presentation ress and
lion. B. C. Yancey maLde eception
speech. Mr. Ii. L. Stuart, the ,,or of the
portrait, received hearty and me praise
in bout speeches.
The Virginia Loast Strewn With eeks.
I'BALTZIORE, Aug. 22.-A number1 the
larger class of sailing vessels which .ex
posed to tie gale of Monday last, arf'i 'at
this port to-day, all showing evidence l m
age. The Norwegian bark Columbia b wll
her sails blown away, and was thownfbr
le sti ends while under bare poles. The
Assyrlan, Musa. Woodbury and da, art
damaged Iln rigging ,anl spars, as
also the harks Asseo, Exile John, Nor
Countess of Dufferiu and Jiessonda. The
was no loss of life from any of them and th
hulls escaped damage. They all report tt
coasL strewed with wrecks.
CblldM Feasts itephens.
LoN.G BRANCH, Aug. 22.-George W. Childs
gave a dinner tnis evening at his residence,
Sea Cliff Villa, to Hon. A. H. Stephens, of
Georgia. Among the guests were the corn
mitt::e on revision of the r ules of the House of
Representatives, em bracing Speaker Randall.
Representatives Garfield, Frye and Black
burn; also, A. J. Drexel, C. Vanderbilt, El
dridge T. Gerry. J. W. Harper, of Harper
Brothers, New York; Gen. Porter, Gen. T.
Webb, Rev. Dr. Morgan. of Philadelphia; G.
W. Pullman and Bishop Doane.
Work of an Arizona Vigilance Com
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22.-A dispatch from
Ph.nix, Arizona, says: A vigilance commit
tee this morning, after ordering all the places
of business closed, marched to the jail, took
out two men recently arrested for murder,
hung them to a tree on the plaza, warned a
number of other bad characters to leave the
town, and then quietly dispersed. There was
no resistance made to their proceedings.
Optnlons of Ex-Gov. Hendrickls.
NEW VYoRu, Aug. 19.-All the morning news
papers contain interviews with ex-Gov. Hen
dricks. To a Times reporter he said that
many things Awight happen between now and
1880, and nobody could tell who will be the
candidate. He inclined to the belief that when
the nominating time came candidates would
be selected lrse with regard to fitness than
availability. To a Tribune representative he
said the outlook in Ohio was cheering and he
was hopeful. To a Hlertld commissioner he
remarked that Grant is the strongest Repub
lican candidate in Indiana, and that the peo
ple of the West did not generally understand
New York politics. To the Sun ambassador
he reaffirmed that under no circumstances
would he consent to become a candidate for
second place on the ticket. He accepted be
fore. because t) refuse would have been to
weaken the ticket. This time that would not
be the case.
SOME TIMELY REFLECTIONS.
The Question of Quarantine and the Interior
Trade Tributary to New Orleans.
To the Editor of the Democrat:
If the people on the coast of Texas could re
ly on your maintaining a rigorous quarantine
against all tntme dangerous places, and on your
continuous efforts to keep your city clean and
healthy by local sanitation and rigorous and
intelligent attempt to stamp out the first ap
pearance of infection, they would feel much
safer in desiring commercial Intercourse with
But we have felt that you had a large element
in your city who, for commercial purposes
alone, opposed all -unarantinoe. and who spared
neither troubhl nor expense to thwart you in
your laudable efforts to keep out infection and
to make your city healthy and safe at all times
for all to visit or tradewith.-lExtracts from Dr.
Hadon', letter to the New Orleans Board of
If those of our citizens who have signed a
petition to the Governor for the removal
of the Board of Health and for a
material modification of the foreign quaran
tine regulations will carefully peruse and
ponder upon the contents of the above ex
tracts as sensible men, they will come to the
conclusion that they have erred in their action.
The declarations of the Galveston board of
health are but the echo of similar organiza
tions in all of the surrounding country com
mercially tributary to our city.
We have either got to sacriflca our entire
interior trade, or maintain without relaxation
the present ten day quarantine. This state
ment cannot be truthfully controverted.
It matters not how much we may differ
among ourselves as to the practical efficiency
of quarantine, the fact is apparent that all of
the towns tributary to our city demand its
The foreign commerce of our city, at this
period of the year, as compared in value and
importance with our inland trade, is as a rush
light to the sun.
But the foreign commerce from infected
ports is not destroyed; it is simply subjected
to a temporary inconvenience, growing out of
the stern necessity of the situation. ' he reg
ulations for its 'government here, under the
State law, are far from being as onerous and
expensive to shippers and consigness as in
New York. There all vessels from infected
ports have been compelled to unload and load
at the quarantine stations, and at the expense
of shippers and consignors. And, although
climatic conditions might safely have given
immunity to foreign commerce there, yet
public opinion, without division, has fully
sustained the action of the health officer, and
the shipping interest has not murmured at
In the early part of the season Dr. Vander
poel started out with the idea that a five-day
quarantine detention would protect New
York, but he soon found his mistake. He
then determined on the course he has nur
sued since that, of keeping all vessels irom
infected ports at the quarantine station.
Indeed, the commercial public opinion of
New York is far in advance of the action of
the health authorities. In a recent number of
the Herald, alluding to the "ever on the bark
Wallace, it says:
There is but one way to prevent such occur
rene-s as this of the park Wallace. and that is
to entirely forbid entry to the port to ships from
Havana, and the health oflleer may feel assured
that the entire destruction of the trade with
that port would be preferred by the public here
to the introduction of yellow fever. We can
stand it if Havana can, and if Havana does not
like it let her clean up and disinfect herself.
The whole subject ot quarantine, and its
real bearings upon our conmmurcial interests,
have not been properly understood by a por
tion of the Deople. A false public sentiment
has lreen insidiou.ely built up in our midst. It
has been as unfair as it is tdetrinwntal to the
business of the city. It has created the im
pression that there was "a large element in
our city who, for commercial purposes alone,
opposed all quarantines." Personal hostilIty
to the president of the Board of Health has
been the animus of the movement. It has
been bitter, unrelenting and vindictive; argu
ment has been lost sight of; facts and statis
tics have been disregarded; the public mind I
poisoned by the virus of vituperation and
slander. The whole movemennt is yet des
tined to react against its authors. 1
LOUIS A. WILTZ.
We believe that it is fully copceded that the
city of New Orleans is entitled to the gov
ernorship at the hands of the Democratic
party in the coming election. That city has
borne more than a just share of all the 111i
with which our poor btate has been aiflicte:l
since 1861. Iier patriotism under all difiicul
ties has been unquestioned. Indeed, the
darker our cause the brighter became the
loyalty of her sons.
When Democracy waned elsewhere the
eternal fires of principle blazed4 on the alters
of ouRs CITY. In iwar she exhibited no more
bravery than she showed charity and loyalty
in peace. When in 1574 her gallant sons over
turned in an hour the foul gover nmeint of the
usurper, Kellogg, and put to flight his min
ions, her patriotism was no less then when
hundreds of country citizous, innocent of all
crime, were dragged by Federal hirelings be
fore partisan courts and she piured out her
sympathy and the means to defend themb
-The concession to her of the hone of
Choosing a standard-bearer for the Democra
in the coming canvass is as univ.rsal as it
just and honorable. We are proud to know
,t she selects one of her best, purest and
eIs vt sons for that honorable post.
e name of Louis A. Wiltz has become a
e~ hold word in this section of Louisiana.
f Leople are no less proud of him than he
- ways been pro d and jealous of their
of ri their honor. Young in years, lie has
capabllities and qualities worthy of
Sem n by sages. Entering the political
- a an early age, and when corruption
was he has passed to next the highest
' post n our gift, with a name and charac
ter b with the lustre of honesty and tal
ent. 1:nost bitter enemy yields him the
palm drity and ability, and it will be our
I- watch the coming fray. Born a Demo
crat of rest creed, he knows only those
m politicaleciples which alone have shed
t- glory on nion and our State.
s Natchi will remember him with
)k pride; ho stood with her sons in the
r, felon's d d cheered them by his voice
a and prese valor and patriotism; and
IC she will req t in art by giving him her
. unanimous rt for that office which his
friends and bors of New Orleans have
chosen he sho - .
s- Anot Ire in Sinden.
C- [Shreve imes, August 17.1
it From a gentle ho arrived from Min
i den yesterday g, we learn that a tire
broke out in that town about 2 o'clock in the
morning, which proved very disastrous. It
rageI for several hours with great fury, re
sulting in the total destruction of the foundry
annl machine shop of Messrs. Manley & He
villo and the saw and planing mill of Mr.
Chris. Chaffe. The loss, our informant states,
was estimated at $7000, but he failed to learn
wnether there was any insurance or not. He
thinks the people realized the great nead of a
fire company in the town, and we have no
doubt steps will be taken to organize one. No
town or village of any size should be without
an efllcient fire company.
THE SEWERAGE THEORY.
To the Editor of the Democrat:
There has been a great deal of controversy
upon the subject of underground sewerage,
surface drainage, etc., to be constructed in
the city of New Orleans. If you have no ob
jections, please publish the following ques
tions that I will propound to the advocates of
of underground sewerage:
1. Do you propose to adopt the plan to con
struct your underground sewerage upon the
2. Are you aware that all the streets in the
city would require to be sewered, provided
you intend to carry out your theory?
3. Have you reflected that there are up
ward of 50,000 cesspools, which are located
from 50 to 150 feet in the rear of the dwellings,
the contents to be carried out to the main
sewers by underground drains?
4. I)o you know that your sewers are re
quired to be six feet in diameter to receive all
the mass of tilth, the washings of the streets,
which would accumulate and flow into them?
5. Are you aware that cesspools are gener
ally from six to ten feet in depth and your
sewers but six feet in diameter, and your
drains are required to be laid from the bottom
of the cesspool, which is to lead to the main
By what process do you intend to force the
contents along to the sewers, which would be
higher than the ces.pools, and you have no
water to flush the drains?
(. Have you reflected that there would be
thousands of drains where implements would
lay in the way; for instance, many narrow
spaces and whole blocks of buildings? By
what pr,,cess will you dig the drains under
them to reach the seweris?
7. Do you know that there would be about
one thousand miles to be sewered, provided
you intend to emoty all the cesspools into the
8. Are you aware that your sewers would
req uire to be laid under the sidewalks in order
that the wtashings of the streets and gutters
could flow into them? How are you to avoid the
impediments in the way, such as gas pipes,
water pipes, water tanks and other ground
works which lay lengthwise and crosswise
9. Have you taken into consideration that
when all the sewers are constructed, with
hundreds of openings through the city, that
the foul poisonous gases would not issue
from the openings and pregnate the air aris
ing from the decayed vegetable matter and
the millions of dead rats that would accu
mulate therein? Would it not cause yellow
fever and other diseases to a fearful extent?
10. Do you not believe that the cost of this
gigantic work would be not less than
$20,000,000, and at least thirty years to com
11. Are you aware that the taxpayers would
object to being assessed to pay the enormous
tax, should this underground sewerage pro
ject be adopted, which would be certain to be
a failure? THOMAS J. 8PEAR.
The Latest Dodwe of the Free Lunch
Sauntering up to the counter he began to
harpoon the eatables at the free lunch table,
and as he stowed away the articles under his
vest, he began in a tone of melancholy sad
ness: "Gentlemen, my actions may seem ill
bred, but with a half-starved man hunger
must be satisfied before good manners can be
attended to." The bartender reached for a
club and told the apologetic stranger that if
he wouldn't leave at once he'd go for him,.
"My dear sir," resumed the gaunt looking
new arrival, with a deprecatory wave of the
hand and a childlike smile that was spoiled
by his having a mouthful of pickled cabbage
to attend to, "I can understand your astonish
ment at what may seem impudence on the
Darr of an entire stranger, and I am not of
fended at the anger it causes you to display;
but when I say that I am a poor, homeless,
wandering refugee from the fever stricken city
of Mtemphis-" Five schooners of beer were
laid down upon the counter with a simulta
neousness that showed prompt decision, and
five panic-stricken men perambulatedtoward
the door with a unity of action that was ad
mirable. The man behind the bar had van
ished into airy nothingness, and as theweary
stranger polished off the free lunch and gath
ered in schooner after schooner until, beer
laden, he ambled toward the street, that
sale in was as bare as the upper lip of a six
teen-year old youth. And the poor, home
less, wandering refugee from the fever
stricken city of Memphis, footsore and woe
begone, turned into Beekman street with the
dazed, sad countenance of one whom life had
left nothing worth living for. As he passed
into Theatre Alley, two shabbily dressed
tramps approached him and inquired in ac
cents of anxiety: "Well, Bill, how does the
new racket work?" The poor, homeless, wan
dering refugee from the fever-stricken city
of Memphis, who had so suddenly descended
to plain "Bill," laconically replied with a de
flection of the left optic: "Immense!"
neCLIOII 01 Lte eicL optic; immeutes:
Manton Marble's v'houghtful Wife.
Manton Marble has married Mrs. Lombard,
a widow, forty and rich. Jenny June sas:
"Thu lady's income is very large, but it dies
with her, and she therefore secures the future
of her husband by driving with him, immedi
ately and secretly, to the office of the Mutual
Life Insurance Company, where she executed
a policy upon her own life, in his favor, for
slO,000. i'hey then started for Europe. This
generosity on the part of a rich woman offers
a line contrast to the way in which rich men
often tie up their money so that the wife, who
has been their dependent while they live,
shall benefit as little as possible by their
The New Orleans DEMOCRAT very properly
deprecates the clamor of city journals against
Dr. Choppin and the Board of Health of that
city. The Times and Item are doing more to
wall New Orleans in from the country side
with a rampart of shotguns than all the yel
low fever which has yet occurred in that city.
If the Times and [tem think the country sec
tions do not believe in quarantine they will
have "convincing logic" should they keep up
the strain indulged in for the past three
Rapides' Contribution to, Snake Litera
[Alexandria Democrat. 1
On Monday morning while Mr. George
Marsh was moving a lot of coal in his shop,
he felt something cold on his leg, and on
looking he discovered a snake tail end up his
breciIes leg. He immediateyshook the rep
tile off and dispatched him. It was a ground
rattlesnake, three feet long. George has a
Gently but Firmly.
[Cleveland Herald. Rep.: I
The Memphis negroes who were unable to
support themselves In case of being attacked
with rellow fever, and who refused to go into
the camp, should have been gently but firmly
led there by the ear and compelled to remain.