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VOL. V-NO. 57. NEW ORLEANS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1880. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. i i I li SI SHI OTOI IOTES StL New Bill on Inter-State Com merce Adopted in Com mittee. .Oegressman Acklen's Case--Other Matters of Interest Current at the Capital. W.AMwtortow, Feb. 1s.-The House Commeroe Co0mittee took up the subject of lnter-State e0bmeroe this morninog. Ir. MoLene offered his bill as an amendment 0 Uepresentative Reagan's bill. whereupon Mr. [eaderson offered his bill as a substitute for St. Molane's bill, whtlo wts adopted. The UetIlon then reourring to the original Tues. Vl pDrooeedlae, the Henderson bill was of (4e as a substitute for the Reagan bill, and after being amended, on motion of Mr. Bliss. Iasoeral particulars, was ad rated by a vote et lmie to six and ordered to be favorably re riated to the louse, with the reuquest that an tllPy day be set for its 1onnlderation. 733 PnOVIt.lONe OF TlE RANDE5ON DILL. The following is a tynopesl of tib Hender 0oa Interstate commaroe bill: The bill pro iides for the appolotment by the President of lboard of commissioners of interstate com mersa, to be established as a bureau of the In trnor Department: said board shall supervile Ues business of railroads passinI from one ý teor Territory ito or through another o. Terltory, or to and from any forelgn oaIntrv; uoch superv.tson to be limited to estlions of oimmerae and not to extend to y other port o the business of said o 'm except whr thin the limits of the Terrl or at the orMlnar of navigable waters. board shall examine the aocounts require reports uand nformatlon suo h railrads, and annually report r doingst to the S'cretsar of the Interior. Sshautl investlsate all complainte of dis In ation inin freight charget and include Sfindins and recommendations on this oet in their annual report. r shall report violations of law on part of sal cm onmyales t tthe Attorney eral of the Uulted States The bill further des that no company shall oharge more a fair compeneation for transportation. iear p'lt.liy of f',rf.ltuses and the penalties prBolded fo, in the bill. It contains elaborate vlon against discrimination and draw Sqvor orf or augaint any eblOpers; It s hboard to lUvestiate the iorotl, o alt eanings. and reoemmends legislati 1r . if our tis requlred. It prohibits a nts preventing the carriage of fretiht g continuous from the sh. pint point t t natio. A vIolation of the orovisoluns of sl made punt-hable by forrelture toe the na damaged of a sum eual to three times .nt~n tof damages so sustained, obtaina I the United States oourts, and te aeall further pay, for eaoh offuense. not t an [It0, one halt to the United States an I to he party damasti. Twenty fivethon ddollar are appropriated to carry the Iro Ias of the bill into effect up to June so, 1951. us. sPsmNs's eUNDAr LAW. Th oee y (omnittee on Military Affairs lavo ode)d to report adnIrse. on the bill of . g entae lee tipeers. of .eora prohibiting par-de and thne playing of military on a unaer. 7T115 XODU8 INYMeTIOATION. The exodus Committee to-day examined eev. al Witnaesss, whose testimony contained no Imfat. One witness read extracts from In SLlamaPublloen papers, declarin that there SWork Indiana tor the olored emigrants. eommlttet adjourned until Monday. AirtumisT IN A1vonl or THU NIoARAOUAN BOUTS. ta. W. B. Barrett of New York, and Gen. Mll eiane faml'iar with South Amerioan Sargued to-day beforethe House select 0a e oanal committee in favor of the uu route, and advocated control of the b the American government. TEN INDIAN TsBBITOaR DILL. r sub-committee of the Senate Commlttee S rei. onsisting of Messrs. Vest. But an, reported to the full committee providing for the organir.tion of t rI f)rm of aovernment to the Indian .After ulsonsing the bill the com Sajourned without taking final action. T73 AOILUN IMvATIOATIoN. Messrs. Blo. Blcknell and Herndon have esa appsonted a sub-committee of the House Afairs Committee to examine the evi a Acklen's e. A member of the oom odar said to a reporter: "Don't ask me tt report will be; the faots are bad THEI HERALD) FUND. A Request that Bubsoriptions be Forwarded Without Delay. Naw Yoax, Feb. 13.-The HIrald this morning ast: We gret to say that as yet no returns iae been mane by a large number of aPntlei iea and firms to whom the herald'. Irish aluae blanks were intrusted, It a great asay Instances we know that these blanks e4ataln the namee of persons who in the as - he.have subecribed a rood deal of money. IM e ae aware that they are held back in or that r custodians who are so generous 00e-operatrng with the herald, may be enabred ai t ood ashowing as possible in print. i motive is exceedlngly creditable, but we rtain they will not misinterpret our n when we say that they are unwittingly lttinr back the nause they so earnestly deelre aOee. The lHlrabl will esteem it a great vor on the part of these gentlemen if they will make seir ret urns as early as possible to-mor W. Wspaper editore and other gentlemen ot town ands ciattles who are so nobly eaid eirafd. will also place us under obltga Sto y will forward their subuoriptions Solution lists by the same time. No Ibttho telegraph companies will, In all oases. them to transmit their moner without for t the slow process of the malls. , ,, . o41.--- P4BNELL IN BALTIMORE. He Still Lacks Oonfidenoe in the Herald His Own Efforts, Political and Otherwise. B&v.xoan. Feb. l..-At a large meetina, to S r. Parnell said: "What had been done ino t1e country had at last called the British glvernment to a sense of ts responslbility wth regsrd to the people of Ireland. It had odemonstrated by the agents of the New )erald that tere were soo,0o people ow starving until help went from the ttea states." upeakinq of the leral.l fund, he said: "The erasld h, up to t.e time the speakor came t3 tthl oouptry, been a constant friendl of the Irish ladlorda and had snupponrted that system, Until the proprietor of the Iktrld shall designate ieoomltteetowhich his fund is to be in t nfhdenoe should te withheld. Thus f ations for the political aide of his effort ere s5.000. and for relief between *75,ooc and Rh ýegard to the political aspect he repre etsd elit-tenths of the peopleol Ireland. I f Ike Veto have help to keep them from this winter, they will kill the land e m in a very short time." J ,h. M.rdock followed and said the peo i t lgands of Scotland are quite as ed a are. the Irish people with the Iaa pm, and they will be Found shoulder 0 o r with them in shaking it off. - Nj-ale s r b ms ta s 1e u ot rneanem Waltrea4 tmearmei. S, 1Den 3ed lL . j ..-- n o oder w a a .hed a :e~larrtt sam t.O Uto tem80leut ýPAG. Railroad. The road we s0old by order of the urt. January s. for .0ooo,ooo. to Joseph W. rex and Obhs. . Tracey, trustees for the gshbondholders. TIE FORTY-81XTH CONBRESS. Business Traniaoted in the Honue of Repre sentatives Yesterday. WAsrnmTrox, Feb. is-ITous.--On motion of Mr. Forney. pf Alabama, the Senate amend metts to the lllitary A,.demy appropriation bi I were non"uonours edl n; Mr. Wells. of Missouri.from the Onmmittee on Appropriations, reported back the bill mak lea an additional approprlation of 1'w,000o for the support of oertaln Indian tribes durina the present fiscal ear. Mr. Wells spoke in support of the bill stating that If it were not passed there would exist great dsnwer of the Iodians golalg en the war na h. The bill was then passed. Mr. Frye. of Matle, from the Oommittee on Inter-oceanic Canal.reported a resolution all. toe on the heetarr of the Navy for all he in formation and correspondence touohing the international canal, now in possession of his department and not heretofore published. d",pted. AMr. overt, of New York. ohairman of the Committee on Agriculture, asked leave to re port a bill authortling the Cotnentlsloner of Agrlitulture to attend in person or br depaty the Intdrnational wool and sheen eahlbltton to b"4 held I Phlhadelphia in September next, but Mr. Beale, of Virginla. objected, and the Speaker then proceeded to call committees for reports of a private nature. A Iarse number of adverse reports were pre sented b the Commlttee on War lalms and laid on the table. Mr. Joh son, of Virginia, from the Oommlt tee on Military Affairs reoorted a bill rerov. lng the politi al dtsabiltitesof Sorgentt P. P. Powell, and a thorisain his appointment as an ofmer of the Dulted Sates army. Mr. MoOook, of Nw York supported the bill. The young man had served In the tonfederate army when he was b'tweer sixtpen and eight. teen years of e. Though be (WeOook) was considerable o a tepubliran, he would say that any man who had rlsk-d his life for five years In the servloeof the Unlted States should not be barred from the right to promotion. The bill was passed. The 8pe ker announced the special order ftr to-day to be the bill for the relief of Gen. Fits John Porter. Mr. Briaht, of Tennessee, raised the question of oonsideration, and moved to go lot, comrmlt tee of the whole on the private oal mndar. He raised the question of consideration In behalf of the multitude as against an Individual. Mr. O'Oonnor, or B Jth Oarollaa. suuported Mr. Brlaht's motion. If the House proceeded to consld-r the pitsz J hb Porter bill the dis eusslon of which would consume avast amount of time, it Would be equivalent to slamming the doors of Congress In the face of every other private claim. The House-ares 41, noese not counted-re fused to consider the bill. ant went into oom mltteenof the whole on the erivate calender. The bill for the relief of Oharlee Olinton. late Assistant Treasurer at New Orleans. was re ported favorably to the House. The bill refunding to certain cltizens of Lynchburg, Va., taxes Improperly colleo'ed on manutactured tobaooo, was passed-yeas 151, naos 89. At 4:10 the House adjourned. To-morrow's session will be for debate only. CRIM E AND CANUALTIESI A Destructive Tornado Passes Over Nash ville-Several Lives Lost and Much Property Destroyed. IOrwNC ATI, Feb. is,-A dispatch from Nash vllle. Tenn. say: 4 Atornado struck this ol'y at It o'olock last niaht accompanied br heavy rain. Great damage vas done In different parrs of the eity. and several casualties are reported. The roofs of RheA's elevator. Burns's block and the Edaefleld Manufacturing Comoany's build ing were blown away. A brick wall of the new Custom-House fell with a crash from the third story to the cellar. The Merchants' Exchange was badly damagen: fifteen dwellings and twenty business houses were partially de stroyed. At 11:10 o'clock the wind was blowing forty miles an hour. Men were blown down in the street A man on a trestle bridge was blown from it and broke a leg All trains were forced to lay up on account oi trees and rails being blown across the track. No essimate of the lose is made. Bihes & Sons are the heaviest losers, the unrooflng of their elevator exposing 2o 00t bushels of wheat to a flood of rain. A number of freight cars. which wee standing on the Loulisville and Nashville Railroad track, were precipitated down an embankment. The damage in the city alone is estimated at s.oo.0oo. but in the county it cannot be approll mated. Several lives are reported lost. A FATAL AFFRAY IN TENNESeSl. OINorCNATIr Feb. i.--At Columble. Tenn. Hal Holcombe struck and knocked down Mill Garter. Carter then shot Holcombe In the face, killing him. It is said Carter wished to marry Rolcombe's daughter, and that the latter had forbidden the match and ordered Carter to leve town, or he would kill both him and the ARREST OF A PHILADELPHIA SWINDLER, PHILADLPRIIA Feb. ls.-Fred. Warren has been arrested, oharged with swindling ooera tions in collusion with a man named W, K. Winan. The men established bogus commi. loo houses here and in New York, and swin dled their victims out of $4000o.ooo or tso.oo., FOUND oUILTY OF MURDER. NEWARK. Feb. la.-The jury In the case of Margaret Melrhoffer and Frank Bammens. charged with the murder of John Meirhoffer. have rendered a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. The prisoners accuse one another of the crime. THE DAMAOGES BY THE LATE STORM AT LONG B~RAN YIl LoNG BRANCH, Feb. 13.-The amount of dam age to hotel and cottage property from the highlands to Point Pleasant by the recent storm is estimated at $10.000. ACOIDENT TO CONTROLLER KELLY. NEw YORK, Feb. 13 -Controller Kelly fell from a horse-car this morning and had his shoulder dislocated. Ioevements of Oeean Vessels. LONDON, Feb. Is.-The steamer Bertha from New Orleans for 8ebastopol is at Gibraltar re pairtig. The steamer Ha'hersage from New Orleans has arrived at Bordeaux. LIVERPOOL. Feb. 13 -Arrived: Steamer Aus tralian from New Orleans. MARSEILLES, Feb. 13:-Arrived: On the tenth. barks Androneda from Charleston . C. Stan ford from New Orleans. -- moo a-- Verdlet Agalnst the Clnllanntl Commer clal-Death of a Veteran. CINCINNATI Feb. is -A verdict of isso was rendered to-day in the libel ulit of Christian Sohempp vs. the Olncinnatl Commercial. Major James Thompson. of Newport. Ky. died here to-day. He was on the retired list ot the regular army for a number of years. -4*0'--- e-·--- Arranglln for eubstantial Relief for the Irish. PHILADELPHIA, Feb ls.-At the leading com mercial exchange to-day it was resolver to ap point a committee of twenty-five to obtain sup olies of flour and grain for the Irish sufferers. It was suggested that a vesiel be sent from this port with the provisions collected. Comll IMeettin of the Natltnal Deme., cratle Committee. WAnSINaTON, Feb. 13.-A meeting of the Na tilonal Democratio Committee has been catled at Willard's Hotel, in this city, for Monday February 23. to fix the time and place for hold ing the Democratic National Convention. usainme Fallure In New York. Nuw YORs. Feb. 15.-U. 8 Prentice announced his suspension to the Stock Exchange this mornIng. on account of recent advanoes in va rious stocks. kllt fOe Grant. TROy. N Y Feb. ls.-Delegatmes hence to the State--Bepub Ioau -(onvenfonchsa en to-Kay are solid for Grant. ovemetatse of Sen. graL Tomvr aýýa-610tUb~ilJ# THE IATEST FOREIGll fiCTS. A Summing Up of the Situation in Europe and the East. Uagland, Perlia and Herat-Further Debate on the Irish Question New Parliament Offioers in Germany-G-en eral Foreign Notes. THB UNITED KINGDO. Lozaxo. Feb. la.-An election for member of Parliament was held at Barnstable to-day. There was much excl'ement throughout the day; all shops were sabt up, and there were some disturbances as the hour for oloslig the polls drew near. The election resulted In the return of Lord Lymingtn., Liberal candidate, the vote standing as follows: Lord Lymlngaon Liberal. 917; Blr Bobert OCrden. Conservative, ?21. To the motion for a second reading of the Irslh volunteer bill. Mr. Blaggr. Home RBul member for 0 anut OCvan, has hand "d to the (lerk of the HI,use the following amnudment: That, In view of the fact that th govern meat prosecution Is now hanunto over sever I ear nest and true Irishmen for advocaring in a tert perate manner an amendment ot the Intqutites of the land laws, It is not iestreble to out such power Into the hands of the exe,utlve as I1 proposoi by esnh bill, and that It be read a third time thlis day ml m aths. Subscrlptionsto the Dublin Mansion House IrIsh relIef fund to dbit apregate £57,5.4, and th- grants wngregate £1n o0o. The Times in an article on last night's deate In the ,aune of O~mm mns ov.coluldes as 1 lows: "The objection of the hrish menbors ht.ht a charge noon the ,hurch fund would really be in aid of the poor rates, and would thus vlo late the express provision of the act of 159, Is Ino ,nslstent with thu claim made upon the Im DprIal exohequer. The me sares of the soy ernment are intended only to take ff rwt when the poor law system proves wholly Ioadnquate, whether it Is at the cost of the church fund or the State " The Daily News understands that D an Stan ley has iutormed memoratl's a who protested against the erection of a mooumeht to Prinoe hapoleo n nWe*tminster Abbeyr, that the pro jPot had been Irrevocablr determlned upon, though not likely to be carried out Imme. dlately In the House of Lords to-day Earl Grauville asked whether Lord Beaconsetleld. by his recent statement, meant that no deciilon had bo-n arrived at regardlng Herat. Beacon-fl'.t re }lied "that It would only lead to mic nou-tlon if he went beyond the absolute statement, thae her Majesty's government had not released Persia from her engagemOnt not to occupr H rat." In the House of Commons to day Mr. Wheel house (lonservative, for LGeds) move I the ap polutment of a select committee to consider the commercial relations betwe n England and foreign nations, especially with refer-nce to the importation of manufactured goode from abroad, and the effect of free trade. H-l sald America had beaten England In cotton clothe, and that the great manufal uring mills whlh were once working here were now only to he found in America, After a short debate the mo Lion was u tj ,eted. In the House of Commons to-nlaht the first thirteen clauses i f the seed potat 'es (Ireland) ill were passed, and the House adjourned. I UVLINI, Feb. 18.-The unemployed laborers of thin city held another demonstration to-day. In their speeches they declared that they were on the brink of starvation. GERMANY. LoNDON. Feb. 8.-A Berlin dispatch says: But few Clerical and no Progressists were present at the opening of the Relobstag. Par ticular attention was attracted to the fact that no mention was made of the much talked of Auatro-German alliance in the speech. Biania. Feb. 13.-Prussia has presented in the Bundeerath a bill prohibiting foreln ves eels from engaging in the coastlng trade of Germany. except where the right is acquired by treaty or by special permission. The draft of the bill for the prolongation of the anti-Socialist law shows that it Is proposed to extend its operation to the thirty-first of March ob188. In the Relobstag to-day Count Von Arnlm Baylaenbura was elected preeldent of the Cham her, receiving 154 out of 244 valid votes. Herr Von Bennigeen received 59 votes. Herr Frank enstein. of the Centre. was elected first vice presildent by 16t votes. 9 blanks having been cast in addition, and Herr Hoehlder. National Lib eral. was elected second vice president by 149 votes, with 5s blank. Herr Hoehlder has not yet arrived in Berlin, and it is not known whether he has accepted the office. FRANCE. PAlus. Feb. o1.-M. Jules Blano's motion for plenary amnesty, in the Chamber of Deputies, was defeated hy 813 to 115. LonDow. Feb. la.-The Paris correspondent of the Times. commenting on the sneech of Premier Freycinet in the Chamber of Deputies on the subhj ct of amnesty, yestbrday, says: "Nothing could be more propitious than this reassuring speech, representing France gov erned and protected, and depriving her ene mies of the right to say that she is handed over to the rioters and anarchists. It may not indeed make proselytes among the dechlde4 ad versaries of the republic, but it will "nable those who desire a steady and respectable re public to rally around it. SPAIN. MADRID. Feb. 1 --In the Chamber of Deouties to-day Premier Oanovas Del Oastillo. replying to an Interpellation, stated that the government would not receive the petition brought by the Kabyle chiefs from several thousand Moore. asking to be placed under allegiance to Spain. He added that it had been arranged that the representatives of the powers ahould bnld a canferenee on the affairs of Morocco. which would probably take place in Madrid. and would be highly beneficial to Spain. CANADA. MoNTuIAL. Feb. 13.-Bishop Fabre's arrival from Rome was celebrated to-day by an im11os ing procession through the streets and solemn service" in the Church of Notre Dame. WINNEPIco. Man.. Feb. Is.-The Legislature to day adopted an address praying that steps be taken by the Dominion government to obtain from Washington a concession allowing the im portation of cattle through the United States in bond. The Macen and Brunswlek Railroad. ATLArTA. Feb. 1s.-R. T. Wilson & Co. refuse to purchase or lease the Macon and Brunswick road. They wanted the Governor to warrant and defend the title to the lessees., which he re fused to do, except so far as he was authorized by the lease act. lee In the Hudsoea reaking Uip. PouogxxtEPsi, N. Y., Feb. 13.-Owing to the mild weather ice in the Hudson. south of this place. is moving, and north it is breaking up. Obituary. PROVIDINaO. R. I., Feb 13 -Ex-United States Senator Samuel G. Arnold died idst night. LOUISIANA PRESS. The St. Bernard Eagle gives utterance to some wholesome advice when it says: "If you have any spare money, invest it in a ju diclous outlay on your farm. Drain your wet land. Have good stock, good feeding, well selected fruit trees. Af th l will- repaythe mouey laid out, and add immensely to the oomfot of your family." The Fglek then proesedato illustrate what may be done with e lamd, s follows: "We have very flitter tas reime neok UTe0est-e ars enacessi the onion crop. We doubt that there is any other locality which can excel our planters in this branch of agriculture. This crop will furnish fresh evidence of the superiority of our onions." The Donalidonville Chief, speaking of the efforts of the northern sugar reflners to se cure a reduetion of existing tariff on foreign sugars Imported into this country says: "Such revision would be an act of grossest injustice on the part of Congress--an oppres sive discrimination against our own people in favor of foreigners, and a blow at an im portant American nlodustry that even now rests upon a basis none too firm and is de serving of greater protection rather than a diminution of that now accorded." DPUEL IN RIO JANEIIO. A Young American Gentleman Killed by a Former Friend. The St. Louis R4publican makes public the following letter lately received by Mr. F. t. Winston, of Atlanta, GaUs.: ltxo JAINrno, Brazil . A. . Januarr. 1880. £1d DIer Nir-Please inform me where Mr. James It. Scott is, and his post office, as a very sad affair occurred in this vicinity a few da s ago, between Ellis Scott, of Texas, and Charles Peck, of Louisiana, both tklented oung genutlemen and citizens of the United States visiting this city. They were sup posed to be good friends, until Scott wade public certain letters belonging to Peck, written by an accomplished young lady of New Orleans, and made several remarks in regard to her which were not very oenplimnentary. Peck demanded an explanation, but Scott refused to take back ,Hnything he had said. Peck immediately sent him a challenge to flght with deadly weapons, and if he refused to fight he might consider hi'uself denounced as a liar and a coward; but one being made of as much pluck as the other, the challenge was accepted and Winchester rifles chosen at 100 yards. They net punctually at the place appointed, and the signal was given by three pistol shots in the air for both to fire at the third shot---nd both guns did go asone. Scott fell, and cried "I am killed," the ball having entered his stomach. 1He only lived a few hours, and having $2000 on his person, he requested me to send It to his brother in the United tatese, James It. Scott. Not knowing his postofllee I write to you for Information, or to inform his brother of this fact. I have since learned that Charles Peck has sailed for San Francis c, Cal. Respectfully yours, S. r. CLARK. FOREIGN NEWS. Bismarck has bought 40,000 seedling Amer ican maples to plant in his forests. King Kalakaua has had a $50,000 palace voted him by the Hawaiian Legislature. Another Dutch Arctic expedition is being prepared. It will start In the summer. In Oude and the northwest provinces of India 401,080 persons died of lever last Octo ber. A vigorous effort is making to suppress that favorite amusement of Spaniards, bull fighting. It is charged in Senior's "Conversations" that Napoleon III hid under a carriage at Strasburg. The number of persons in the British Em pire who enjoy hereditary titles is about fif teen hundred. The Duke of Newcastle is 16 years old, Marquis Camden is 8, Earl Russell is 15 and Lord Southampton is 13. A Mr. Harris, formerly of Preston, England, has left that town $1,250,000 for educational purposes, and $500,000 to what is known as the Queen Anne's bounty fund for aiding poor clergy. The German papers complain that an enor mous amount of tobacco has been smuggled across the German frontier by an organized band, the members of which are principally Dutchmen. The London Standard proposes a lottery under the sanction of the Lord Mayor and corporation of Dublin, for the relief of Irish distress. The proposition meets with favor from several other quarters. The Suez canal receipts are reported to have decreased In 1878 $828 200 from those of 1877, and 1879 showed a still greater falling off. About three-quarters of the vessels passing through are British. Mr. E. Ashmead Bartlett has gone to Ire land on behalf of the Baroness Burdett-Coutts with the sum of £5000, part of which is to be expended on direct charity and the remainder in the form of small loans, without interest, to farmers and householders. Cardinal Manning's brother, whose death has just been announced, was a man of culti vated taste and a staunch Protestant, so much so that he had provided the money to build a Protestant church. He and his brother the Cardinal had not spoken for many years. The Pope is said to have commissioned Father Ballerinl, a Jesuit, to examine thedis pute between the Roman batholic bishops in England and the religious orders domiciled in that country. The religious orders dispute the claim of the bishops to supreme authority in their diocese. All the articles belonging to the Prince Im perial when he died have now been recovered except his watch, which was pounded to pieces between two stones In order "to get at the inside." His uniform coat, with eighteen assegal thrusts, all in front, his overalls, boots, shirt, etc., have been given up. A London paper, in tracing the mode In which 122 of the titled families have acquired lands, states that scarcely a dozen of the number got them by professional or commer cial pursuits. The writer asserts that not one-tenth of the 5,500,000 acres possessed by the 122 was acquired for value received. Infanticide was terribly common in the northwest provinces of India during the year 1878-9. The inspector general of police re norts that no less than 20 per cent of the iemale children born were killed. Among the poorer people a higher value is placed on the boys' and, therefore, when food is insuflicient for all, the girls suffer most. A duel between a son of M. Waddlngton, the ex-Premier, and another young man, apropos of an grticle in a country paper deemed by the former offensive to himself, was fought on the twenty-first ultimo on the Bel gian frontier. The distance was thirty feet, with the option of advancing ten feet, two balls to be exchanged. M. Waddlngton slightly wounded his adversary at the first shot. The second did no harm, and the sec onds declared the combatants courageous fellows and honor satisfied. The fact that a steam engine is being erected Ina flour mill in Jerusalem is a start ling announcement, but it is an evidence of the progress of cilvilization. The "infidele" who have thus introduced modern Inven tions to the "holy" city are a firm of Wur temburg colonists, who, with the character istic enterprise of the Teutonic race, are doing all the Oriental powers will let them to make the historic and Old World city march with the tImes. At Orugawn, Mayo, Ireland, when a pro cess server, aided by 100 police, attempted last month to serve notice of ejectment, his progress was arrested by 300 women, armed with heavy sticks. The women were remon strated with, but all arguments failed. At length thepoce forced their way through wlth.fided sbyonetweral of the women re~oeving thrusts, and reached the house where the prooes was to be served. Here again a crowd of women opposed, and sev eral were wounded. The proosms was, how ever, Ytquld. LEGISLTUiRE OF LOUISIAlA. TEII BEATE. FaIDAr, February 13, 188o, The Senate assembled punctually at noon. under the presidency of Lieut. Gov. MoElnery; thirty-one Senators present, a quorum. The reading of the minutes was dispensed with. Senator Steele arose to a question of privilege. He said that he had had a conference with the Fiscal Agent of the State. who had expressed his regret at the misunderstanding eoncerning the cashing of the warrants of the General As sembly, sad requested him (Mr. Steele) to say that he would cash the warrants without charg ng inoterest The Fiscal Agent had also said that it was currently reported on the streets that he would 1 ot cash the warrants until the appropriation bl Ishall have been passed, but that snoh was not the ease. PnTITIONS. BoSenator Rogers presented a petition from 0. 0. Hartnett, asking to be paid for $1800 worth of ga- fixtures furnlsh-ed to the Senate in 1875. Referred to the Au titing Co'nmlttee. cOOMM'tTs BrPOrTS. DBy Senator Watkins, from the Judiciary Com mittee-A bill to meet the requirements of the Governor's message relative to the suit of the State of New Hampshire vs. the State of Lou. sleans. Senator Watkins asked that prompt action should be taken on the bill, since the matter wuiod come nu in April next. On Senate bill No. 42 relative to the proseon Ion of eases, unfavorably. un Stnate bill No. 6s, substitute for Senate bill No. a, relative to off-nese not neo searily punishable by death or uapris anment at hard labor, favorab' , with amendments. On Senate bill No. 26, to Ax first terms of the district courts. favorably. On senate bill No. st, to amend and re-enast section 997 of the Revised Statutes, favorably, with amendments. NOTIozs oF BILLS. By Senator Fintenot-A bill in addition to an aot relating to crimes in office. approved In March, 1870. INTRODUCTION OF BILLA. Be Senator Watklons-A hill authorizing the Governor and Attorney General to employ , ounsel to conduct the defense in the gase of the State of New Hampshire vs. the State of Loulslana. By Senator Leake-A bill to define the costs and fp*s Of the clerk of the Bupreme Oornt. and sheriffs and clerks throughout the State, except ia the city of New Orleans. Senator MIrstn offered a resolqtlon to ap point a com vittee of three to lunfare int) the necessity of removing the Sena e Uhamber. the cost of such rem,oval not to exceed 8100. aBOOND READING8. Senate bill No. as. relative to the reousation of judges. Referred to the Judiciary Commit tee. THIRD BEADINOS. Senate bill No 52, to authorize Thomas Brady to sue the Sttae. reported unfavorably upon. was taken up and, on motion of Senator Davey. was lild on the table subject to call. Senate bills Nos. 53 and 50. relative to district attorneys th roughout the State. reported by substitute. The substitute was adopted, con sidered engrossed and passed to its third read ing. Senate bill No 61, relative to the term of office of the judges of the city courts: considered en gronsed and passed to its third readlng. BSbate bill No. 54. prohibiting sheriffs and clerks to occupy offices of trust or profit on polic jurles or school-boards: reported unfa vurably upon Iodefinitely postponed. Ben tie bill No. 85. to amend antil reenact seo tion 1991 of the Hevised Statutes. A reconseld eratiou of the bill, to put it on its second read lug for the purpose of making a trifling amendment was obtained. Senator Ildd now made the point of order thatthe blil having returned to its second read lug it could not under o a third reating on the same day. in whih he was sustained by the President, and the bill lies over under the rules. ON FINAL PAsSAGE. Senate bill No. 4o. to readjust the Land Office. Senator Marston objected to the bill. In pre vious years it had cost the State $2 for every It of land sold. The bill gave too much power to the registrar, and would afford corporations or private individuals the right to buy up all the lands of ibhe tate. Sena or Kidd wished to know whether such was the oase Senator Walton answered "Yes." The lands had been In the market for a long time at $1 70 an acre, and the object of the bill is to reduce the price, in order to bring money into the treasury of the State. Senator Watkins spoke also to the bill. The committee, he said, had taken great care in considering the bill. The general fund of the State could in nowise suffer from its adoption. because the expenses of the land office had to be paid out of the proceeds of the sales of lands. Speculators could not enter on homesteads. and they would have to pay. by the provisions of the bill, seventy-five cents per acre. Those persons who have entered I0o acres could not enter any more at present prices. This bill was the best that could be devised and if it were rejected the existlng law. with lower prices, would stand. Senator Marston still objected to the bill, be cause although it did not interfere with home steads already entered. It would with those that were not. The bill was passed finally by 26 yeas to 7 nays. Senate bill No. s. fixing cases for trial in the Supreme Court. was taken up and finally passed by a unanimous vote. senate bill No. .s. to amend article 245 of the Civil Code. relative to attachment bonds. Senator Ounningham objected to the bill. which requires that the bonds shall be for "not more than half the value of the articles at tached." When persons, he said. resorted to the harsh mothod of-attachmoent they hould gilve ample bond to cover any damage that might result from the seizure. He was not will nlug to give suchnb discretionary powers to the iudges ascoontemplat-d In the bill. Besides. the judge maight not be in the parish when the ap plication for the writ might be made, Senator Newton argued that the provision in the bi I was sufflicioent to lodemnlif the person seized uder all circuamstances, with the excep tioa pioaly of extraordinary occasions. But It Wa osslble to frame a oerfect law, one th a ot be found insufficient under cer S stetr's objection to the clause was that udot fix a maximum of the amount of secrtolibe given. Senator Parlange was of a similar opinion. and also had his objections to offer against the disoretionarv owers given to the jud a t. Senator Kidd then proposed to affend the bill by fixing the bond at one-half the value of the attachment, but withdrew his amendment to permit the bill to go back to the Committee on the Judiciary. Senate bill No. es. to give effect to artoicle 91 of theiconstitution providing for appeals on quee tions of law, The bill was passed finally by a unanimous vote, tenator Demas. by consent, gave notice of a bill appropriating back taxes due to any cor poration to the payment of any debts due by said corporation. Benator Demas. by consent. offered a resolu tion requiring the .udiciary Committee to agive their opinion upon the time when the officers elected under the constitution of 1579, shall qualify. Under a suspenslon of the rules, the resolution was adOpted. The Senate went into executive session, and when the doors were reopened the Clerk of the House appeared to announce that that body had concurred in the Senate resolution ap pointing a committee of one from the Senate and two from the House to go to Baton oarouge and inquire into the repairs necessary to be Whereupon the President appo'nted Benator Hasan on the committee on behalf of the Ben ate. and the Senate adiourned until B.aturday at noon. HOUBE OSF WePRESIITATIVE. FamI. February 13. The House was called to order at 12:10 o'clock. Bpeaker Oaden in the chair and seventy-five members present. Prayer was offered by Bev. Dr. Palmer. PETTIOs. mxMoItUXs AnD RsOLUTIOs. A ntmtser of eltitions-traying for-relief were introduced and referred to the Oommlttee on Willmass. of Terrebonue -lha,, the Governor be requsted to orer an Young. The House refused to sepoed the rules to consider the resolution at this time. BEPORTH OF COMMITTIES. The Judiciary Committee reported fsvo with amendments, on ocrtain bills refer The Committee on Health and Quarastit rePorted favorably, with amendments, onts bill relative to the inspection of illum olhe Committee on Appropriations repot unfavorably on the petitlon for the relief Jt John LY. ardenne, of the pariah of Ibervfllle INTxoDUrrION or JULIA. By Representative Ogden-An at to aprpd for the olofeltn of certain small bayout fl hlg out of Bed river on each side belowb MIe bayou o and down to s"tlion 1e, ByI epresntatrlv Wise-An ant to repeal Me No. 96 of 1578. By Representative Harris-An nat to can' Into esfet attiole 190 of the oonstltution, By bpre"entative Bskin--An aet to a.. thoriae sneriffu and pollt e jorles to build eo houses and jalls. and repair such pnublic bull InaP when the public necessities demand onu bulldlpg or repairs. By lRepresentative Gardner--An sot to pret vent the sale or givlng away of intox lsti Ilquors on the day of election within one mii of a polling place. S1INATB ILLS ON TtIRD HADINQ. Senate bill No. 10. "An sact to amend and re enact ast No.18 of the General Assembly of 151 oauproved March is, 1877" (relan lye to te ao lint cotton and other farm producta in the idigh tlmn) was taken up on its third readind finally pase,-yeas 51. nays 21., S-nat" hill No ls, "An eot to fix the time saod laces for holding sesslons of the On preom uourt or the tntte of Louisialna," was taken no on its third reading. Representative Blohardson moved that the bill be recommitted. Laid on thy table, The bill then finally passed-yeas I1, nays L THUE SPMIAL ODBDB OF TIH DAT. belng House bill No. 9., "A ji nt resoletiop for the recovery of certain swamp lands," itre@ dnoed by itepresentetive oasgrove, was tked up on its second reading. A number of am'ndments were adopted aid the bill passed, as follows: Whereas, there are several hundred thoeus acres of land situated within this St to which the State of Louisiana has a valid t hy reason of several ntse of the Ulonreesf tf United Sra'ee donating lands t tthe Btat fO divers purposes; and whereas further, la portion of these lands has bean llegall posed of by the general governmment. a.d another large portion, though listed to State has been improperly enspended of Ie iscted by the general government and thi patenting thereof wihheld from the 8tat.a. Be it theref,re resolvei by the Renalc and Eo.w of tepresentatives of the State of Louiselan, ii b(eneral Assembly convened. Tnat toe 'verntr or the State be and is h-reby authorlsed tale the necessary steps to insetute proosedinrs, tW employ counsel and to make the nA ag,eement or agreements to recover for State the aforesaid lands or tb ir value a money or government est ID: provided tt State shall Inoour no cost or expense i prosecution of said claim other than an &llo anoe to be made by the Governor out of lands, money or tecriv that may be The Governor is specaely authorizesd erea mare all agreements and contrasts to carry the ourn-see of tho i joint resolutio,,n. iBe it further resolved. That the rights of ip obasers, patentees or settlers under exielt laws shall be in no way affected br this ruo.te tion. "An aot to prevent the adulteration of ~ .rt cles used as food: to prevent the sale of wholesome and tainted provi 'tons; the si tering of cattle, eto. tor food, when li a . healthy condition, and for other purpose' was taken up, and after slight amendmMA passed to its second reading. sNATE DtILLS ON sB0ooD I)BADIniw, "An act to amend and re.enaot secotion st the devised Statutes" (relative to the bonde reairo d companies) was taken up nder favorable report of the Committee on Leoripdr. lDons and after some discussion, rehrr to the Committee on the Judiciary. OU11015 BILLS ON TIEBD SeADING. "An act to establish a department of idte tore" was taken up and passed its finalie lng-yeas 62, nays 15. "An act to amend and re-enact sections 9 and a of act No. 104 of 1871" (the btate LandO not), was taken up on its third reading, after some discussion, was ordered to be reen0a mitted. HOUBE BILLS ON SMIOND a nADfltG. "An act ordering and requiring parish or municipal corpororatons In thls State to rc for taxes or licenses due any parish or mu pal corporation prior to January 1 157 valid warrants, serip Or evidence of ndeted ness of said parish or municipal oor tlons," was taken up and after disonasion .r amendment passed itsisecond reading, as lows: BIcTroNi 1. Be it enacted by the General As bly of the State of Louisiana. That all parslt Or municipal corporations in this State shal ye. oelve for all taxes and licenses due said pariah or municipal corporations Drior to Jnausry I 1879, all valid warrants, scrip or evidences of indebtedness of said parlsh or municipal coa porations, except jougmentes, without any di crimination as to whatyear said warrtsa or evidence of Indebtedness shall have be Issued, the true intent and meaning of th s being to allow delinquent taxpayerto .s indebtedness of any year with any kin obligations issued or emitted oy any pg municipal corporation in this State Sbo. 2. Be i ftrlther enactled, etc.. That alld 1a or parts of laws contrary to the provisions Of this anot are hereby repealed. "An act to provide for the payment of. Li. Coearove. Printer to the Constitutional Oof tion of 1879, the balance due him for .tlnti prior to and after the adjournment of th. n vention." was taken up, considered in o0 mittee of the whole, reported favorably to te House and passed its second reading. "An act to provide that the int.restIsas, collected and to be collected, to meet the caot. poens which fell due on the first day of Janua.: mnn the consolidated hands nofthsltate ' Louisiana, shall be used exclustvely todef da the expenses of the 8tate government Inrel}S on end after the first day of Januar, 1800, W5 considered section by section. and adopted om the second reading without amendment, Representative Atklns offered a resolutici Instructilna the Committee on Edaucation to 5. aminethe books and papers of the Agriul tural and Mechanical College and revort to the Hoose. Adopted. The House then adjourned until to-morroW at 1i o'clock noon. A MiSISISSIPPI MARbVEL. Dr. J. R. Gladney, of Buena Vits. has seersd a patent on his apparatus for making all kine of alooholic licuors. The simplicity of this aparatus., its cheap ess,. the facility with which itoan be use ee combine to make it one of the most wonderful as it Is oertainly one of the most useful invela tiona of the age. Efforts will be made to sencure congressioa legalslation In favor of the invention, whereb the public can usne it without vlolatlng the i ternal revenue law. Recent experiments have shown that a GIl ney still of one gallon capacisty will do the woyx of at least a forty-gallon still of the old st, and do it at one hundredth part of the oost. Mr. J. Mi. Griffin, late chanoery olerk or this county, has become a partner of Dr. Oladney. He is one of our best and most Dopular ci'aMe and the firm of Gladney & Grifin will be fo0u1 as reliable as the day Is long. Any warranty or statement of theirs Wil be found as good as gold. Meessrs. Gladney & Grifn are preair tOt visit New Orleans for the vurpose of pitit the invention on the market. and we bersalk for them a liberal and lucrative patrouea.g the hands of the Southern Deople.-[SLthers Btates, Messrs. Gladney & Griffin are in th~ i oty lo.r the purpose of putting this improved stit on the market. Parties wishing can sa~ it by all lng on Dr. J. R. Gladney., at No. 8o m reet. sede Evlieaes. When such men as the Rey. Dr. RDanks Rev. Dr. Harvey, Father F.itz Gerald,Pro o Green, Dr. Bartlne, Vol. John K. MoCheney5 I E. W. Neff and a host of others equaslly worthy oertify over their own ignS turee to the marvelous eficaoy of Wai'M rs Safe Kidney and Liver Cure in thediseases * forwhteh1st-rec d itistmeist* n mles doubt~ on the subject. The fme, -_of thee r, ih at ., . '