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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
VOL. V--NO. 115. NEW ORLEANS, TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1880--TRIPLE SHEET. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. HE FORTY.SIXTH CONGRESS. Debate In the House on the Use of' Troops at the Polls. Mr. Btyarks's Amendment Adopted in a Slightly Modified Form -De tailed Proceedings of Both Branches. WASIsOvTON. April 12.--~Penatf -Mr. PPnndl 'on, from the confereunc' committee on the die agree.na voteslo the two H ,u14 on the oentus bill. reported that the result of the conforoene Was that statistics regarding the owershi p of the publio debt be taken br swPolal ag.snts In stead of enumerator. That eoupite of reorIIur be not seatt t the om,ters of th j varloot Sta'cs, and that Alaska be luoluletd In the oasis, an 1 that various other minor hag.es b, m r, e In theblll, The amount, oproprlated is roduond from $bo0,0o) to s125.oio The report w s let I aide, temporarily, to allow its ex smination by Mr. ]dmunds. Mr. Perry introduoed a bill to rtegsoe pro motion and fix the rank of line offi are of the army. Referred. The Geneva award bill was in formally taken up for the purpose of allow 1lg Mr. Macdonald, who has to learv town to day,. to speak upou It Mr. M ,cd nald s,p ported his proposed substitute for the bill re ported by the Committee on the, Judilcary. The substitute makes first. oass nintcma, those reo suititg from damanoe by Conlederate crulor ,: ond clas claims for 2 per cent addltional atereston former awars; third class clrduis reimbursement fr war risks. It a so al. s Instead of 4 per cent on i dagments here. lfter rendered. He oumnterit.d that the award 1ad is a national inemnlty colleo di by the, sited Btatesas a nation, from (reat B, taln Sa nation. It was not mnrely an award for pages, but the satisfaction of national . McDonald fatrored paving the claim for eDhanced premiums paid to in-urance corn panles and claims for damag,,s by exanir.med ,ortlse If any b dance remalned it should be turned ito the natlon, l treasury. After Mr. MoDonald's sp.eorb the Utn bill was ernale taken up. and anf(r being mnended in lariousunimportant particulars was passDel v 8 7 nays 15. Mr. bruoe introduced a bill reimbursing ,eolored depositors for losses by the failure of the Freedman's Bauk. Referred to the com SLtte on that bank. The conferent c report on the eeonnn bill was dopted and the Benate then adjourned .Mouse.--On ipotion of Mr. Upton of Texas, the Benate bill passed apropriating $20(.. on for me erotion of suitable posts for the protection . Ofthe Bi Grande frontier. EOn potlon of Mr. Harris, of Virginia. the bill S correcting a clerical error uin section 54s0 Uo the Bevlsed Stactutes. On motion of Mr. Turner. of Kontucky. Ben endments to HBose bill for the erection S of oi. o buildings at Paducah. Ky., were con a and referred: - E hs yl . of Alabama-Authorlzing the OStmasktan Ueneral to purchase the Leavitt 1ard-ce ellng and Vost mailing machine. By DMr. Phlpes-Extending for three years, rom te first of July. lis0. the time within which ppiloations for arrears of pensions may -- ' Ohalmers of eleasessioppi-elattve to purbhase of Ufited States bonds by the rý of the Treasury. e following is the text of the joint resolu 9p eeas. recent purohases of United States bondS b the Seoretary of the Treasury have marked and sudden fluctuations In e to market of New York; hereas toe secret manioulation of such purchases Is calculated to excite the suspicions of stock jobbing in the departments and to blng discredit on the government: solved, That it shall be unlawful for the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase any bonds for use of the government, or for any inaklon fund, without giving one week's notice rnublication of the time and place of pur and the exact amount of bonds to be pur $Ty Mr. Vaneo of North Carolina-Providing that the act authorizing the issue of the Peag atent for induction apparatus or circult reakers be not constructed: to anthorlze the sue of a patent for any invention applicable to telraph apparatus. Byi Mr. eddes. of Ohio-Proposing a consti tutlonal amendment prohibiting a third presi dettial term. The Boeaker laid before the House a message from the President. transamit tig a report of the Georetary of State on Chinese immigration. The House at 1:30 went into committee of the whole, (Mr. Springer. of Illinois in the chair). on the army bill. Durng the debate Mr But terworth, of Oti r, said the pending amendment was intended to allow the Democratlo resi dential candidate to be counted in in 18st, whether elected or not. If the bill were veto. d the country would be filled with the false cry that the Republicans favored bayonets at the polls. Mr. Bayne. of Pennsylvania. argued In the same Way. If the amendment were adotted tlePreel.ert would vorlate the Taw by using the army to keep Desce at the polls. Mr. Brigham of New Jersey. said that though he voted for this amendment at the last ses sion he would vote against it now. Mr. Brown, of Indiana. held that the Demo crate havingr failed to hand the government over to the Ku Klux and rifle clubs on election day, by the reveal of the election laws, pro posed by this amendment to ac omtllsh the same orpose by preventing their execution. Mr. Williams. of Wisconsin. said that though the President had lugned a bill with a similar ,provision, the Republicans should resist the sIenudmenton its merits, and insist on the laws being obeyed. Mr. Ohittenden. of Mew York, opposed the samendment. He quoted from a recent speech by Mr. Felton. of Georgia, alluding to the money power as pirates. Would not that gentleman need the army to capture the pirates? Would ne begin with the saoe of Gramercy Park. or the proDrietor if the New York IHerald. who caused half a million to be vent to Ireland, or ihs colleague. Mr. Morton. who half loaded the noteilatlou with food for the starving IrieL? o gibbet these pirates the army was needed. After further dcusslon general debate closed. Mr. Bobeson offered an amendment, that nothing in the bill should be construed to ore vent citizens or persons in the service of the United States from assisting the civil officers in .ertting the law. Rejected-s7 to 97. r. elfer, of Ohio. moved to add the words: "'*zeept as authorized by the constitution of the United States " Mr. Field, of Messachnsetts, remarked that the power of the President. under the constitu flq. could not be abridged by he passage of a lw. The amendment was rejected-76 to ,8. Other amendments of the same tenor were rc Mr. 8park's amendment was amended, on motion of Mr. Hard, of Ohio, by adding the proviso that it shall not be construed to pre went the use of troops to protect against do. alestle violence, on app'icatton of the LegitHa. tore of a ttate or the GO vernotr when the L tgis laure cannot be convened. Jhe amendment as thus amended was adoD Theoommitten then rose and reported the bill to thre Houe. The main question was then or. dered and the House at 5:so adjourned. An Aateadlua Face Concerning Oleo. mtargerlne. Ca.IAoo. April 12.-The suit pending in the United 8tates court in this city. concerolig an oleomargerine patent. has brought rut the as tounding fact that oleomergerine. which is pever quoted in the market, and which is not ept by any merchant as such, has a sale in this country of 98.000 000 pounds per annum. Gen. Grant as Vlsksburg. Vxcraavau. Aoril I7.-Gin. Grant and party arrlv'd at 1 o'clock last night. They visited the National Oemetery thi-Imorntaw aecomoa7 nied by the reception committee. They after ward went to the e'urt-bouse wh*re an ad.. Oreas of Weteome was made. Geeptlf1g, Le0n. Grant exDPtres..l ilealsrn at his visit aRn tho r' eO, tlon he 'sha r. ntv.d. He know nothing collld again 'Array the hum against the gray : believed thi* dacy of gnnerls tpronDprltV wits dawning anrd that- the next fI'w vears would do more town rd makln us a unltcrd people than t ie past tfiteen yeaors had (lone. After the retoltlon omremonlvs, the party w re taken on a short exrrIIROn I1 the river. wh.re Gan. (rrant. vlnwed rh, rimalr a of his lamons canal. and then returned to the city. dlrtll at Ji'tge Spend' resdenena. 'rTh, trty'r leave. by special train at 7 o'clock to-night for Mmplhlr WASIINflTOi NI01 ES. A Deputy Colleotor Sieka in Vain the In terference of the Revenue Bureau. WAsmnlaTOw, April 12. - Depty Ooilecrtor Stewl.rdl. if Farm c aunty, (a., reports to Colltector (lI k. of AtlantaL who to day telegraphbd C ,mmiscioner Itaum that Sb idy ,f mn' ut- d armose men. healatl. by Webb Fidll(ey, burned hbl htrnr ad at re on the seventh inetant, antl fired on hitn and hit son. w ,uIdling the l"tt-r. 'IThe comri-silner re pliol t ly lgrapht, that auch tTff use are ,,ot alatelit the iutirnrid , venue laws. hu" the per pI)triatrl nmllust |I d'li wI h by Stanl laws. li authorIzOns Clark to ald the state offlcr,.r with hbl mwun. lu to arrest the massaillants if found to ie illicit distillers. THE GOVERNMENT AStKED TO AID THI FOtREI(IN A- H- Rolocnona a,,l tinon Wolf. ropresen' Ing the "Union of Anerlian H-br. w Ongar - gation*." have pre-rented to the H.Reretary +of hta. a remonstltrance against ith alleged cruel ,isacrrotlua'Ion saist' J. W- III Itn R+la, iand r' ou ,-tted that 'hl Amerlnman Minister to Ru-l I h Instructed. If reicports arie trune, to prot.-st agtintstit in thI name *f religio'-l fret.dom. A Iil,l, FOR THE aBHieIFF OF FtIg)EEDMEN ' BANK DEPOdlTUBB. Mr. Brn.u to-day tloroiiticed a bill In the Son nta to rui-nhurse chlored llepototore in the Freedmeotn' S vling ailt Trust COmpany flor I sses rtlptnilned by the fuitlure of tih bank. The hill provlide for tbheo Rle at L)lltd aulltion, in Waslnington.wlrhi. f mr months fr m the .p e ag of the ac'. of all ltih rueal list-ate. prIs',nal prop' r'y aud ausantsl of tho Iastlintion. the tpro Ce s to to be turned into the United States Treas. try: andi pr,mlItea. frlthtr., f'-r the payment. six m tithe after th, pas.nau of the bill, of the stiancclio dullie t'o ldepo+itors. reaoctiYv ly; $2. )000,000. or se, much as may hi nncssary. is av proutrliat-d by the bill for rhbl purpose. NOMINATION BY THE PRESIDENT. The President to dcl sent to the Renate the nnmlo ation "f J M Bynum. of Renzd, as con sus supervisor of the first Mississippi distrlet. THE CABR OF YEATES Vii. MARTIN. The stub-iommlttee if the House Election Oo nmitte to-dayr took up the case of Yeates vs. Martin, of North 0 roltna, and Mr. Southard bezan argument fir cont,,stant. RIECEIVE (`ASE AND THE CARROLLTON IAILROAD A deel'I,,n was ren-dered by the Unitenl States Supreme 0 ,Crt to-day in the case of Frank T. Oaee, receiver. vs. the New Orleans and Car rnllton Railroad Co(mpany. The decree of the circult court Is affirmed with osets, this court, holdingat at the decree dismiselng the former and a precisely simi'ar suit, determined the merits of the case. and is a bar to recovery in the prosent actoln. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. Two Murders, a Suicide and a Fire in Texas. (ALVFSTON. April 12.-To-morrow's Net's will publith the following spegoal-: BRENnAM. April 12 -t-aturdav night Win. P. Ratlton fatally stabb d Rdubt. Floklin. who at tempted to dlsunade him from attacking an officer who had a few hcurs before arrested him for disordelly conduct. bids on is under arrest. WAoo. April 12 -Last night Will Hardwiek. a painter, killed John French, a rival in a love affair. and then crnmmitted suciode. MABRHALL.. April I1.-Last night a fire oc curred in the office of the T. and P. Rallroad building. whl rh was totally destroyed. 'he toss is covered by insurance. AN ELECTION ROW, WITH PROBABLY FATAL RE SULTS. CHARY ERTON, B. 0.. April 12.-At thetown elec tion in Edagefild to-day an a tercation occurred. in whloh Dr. W. E Bland and A. A. Glover were shot in the bownls and probably muortaliy wounded. A. A. Clue y was shot in the thigh in two places. The quarrel arew out of a pro posed reductton or toe whisky tax. and ocea stoned a general row at the polls. All the wounded persons are white. A TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR FIRE IN NaW YORK. NEW Yonx. April 1I.-The large dry goods store of Simpson. OCrawford & .impson Nos. 30s, 307 and 3 9 xth Avenue, was completely gutted by fire to-nigh. The loss is estimated at more thin s20on.clo. 8 veral hundred em ployee escaped witttout injury. SENTENCED To IRE HANGED. N.w YORK April 12.-Chas inn Cox and Pletro Bailo. m trderers. were sentenced to-day to be hanged May 28. KEMiLE ON HIS WAY TO HARRISBURG. PHILAnDELPnIA. Aril 12 -State Treasurer Kimbt. t-passed through here. it is believed, for Harrisburg to-day. The Invest gaton of the Alleged Assault Upon Whittaker. WEST POINT. N. Y.. April 12 -lathe Whittaker lnfv,,t-~,gen tondy, .~iet Bur ett testfit-., an cross-eEaminatlon. that he did not know the normal position of a person's eye when a per son is unconselous and reclining: he w s stronger than Whittaker. This was apparently brought out to account for his breaselg thb str ps with which he was bound Saturday. He thought the blood spot on the wall could not have there without a struggle, audible in the rcom below. The investigation was continued this after noon, but nothing of importance was elicited. The recorder stated that tw-nty-five or thirty pages of writing of the different cadets had been compare with the note of warning re ceived by Whittaker, but no resemblance had been discovered sufflioent to justify the opinion that the note was written by any of the cadets whose penmanship was submitted. VIgnaux Again Defeats Bles·on. PARIs, April 12.-The billiard match between Vignaux and Blosson was continued last even Ing. Accor ling to agreement the balls were placed where they were at the conclusion of the playing Saturday. Vignaux opened the game and in the first 9 innings made 394, while Sloe son scored 169. Vignaux finished with a run of 384. makin 00oo points, leaving Slosson with a a score of 174 7 he gamy was played in 13 in ning". Vlgnaux's average was 61 7-13 Sli's son's 145. Total score of the two games: Vig naux 16oo00 and blosson 798. Visit of Cincinnati Business Men to the south. CINCINNATI, April 12.-About 300 business and professional men will start to-morrow morning for Chattanooga. over the Cincinnati Southern Railroad. About half of them will go on to At. Janta. Obarle-too. Auausta, Savannah and other Soutnern cities, where they will be puno lily entertained. A few of them will be accom panted by their wives and daughters. A Motion to Vaeate the Beouleault Order of Arrest Refused. NEW YORE, April 12 -A motion was made to. day b-fore Judge Dmohue. In the Superior Court, by counsel for defendant, for an order vacating the order for arrest granted against Dion B tmelcault in the div trce proceedings be gun saainst him by his wife. Judge D nobue denied the motion, stating tiat 'houh Mr Bou cleault may be a great ac or, yet still he must be treated the same as any otter citizen. An appeal will be taken from this decision. Sentence of a BigamIst. RICE~MOND. April 12.- H. M. B 'nnett, An organ ist. who has figured as a btg smist in Baltimore. Richmond and Norfolk, wes to-day sentenced tj three years in the r.nutentiary. 00 The beest tonic in the world is Malakoff Bit. ters. Prise medal received at the Paris Expo sition in tls. Seed' Ql4t .We Toiio anetotee the app Ite THE LATEST FOREIIB FACTS. Current Matters in Furope, Asia and South America. Resignat onrof Lord Lytton-Gorta chakoff Growing Weaker - The War Between Chili and Peru- Another Horrible Slaugh by the King of Bur mah-General For eign Notes. TIHE UNITED KINDl)OM. LONDON. April 12.--The Caletta correspond oult of the Timesa says thCere Is Ungeral regret at | the tendeney lately shown at home to drg the VIceroy and indian quostions Into partpoll tihw. and that It will be a most diangerous Inno vation if the, Viceroy shall hone forth be cx. pected to rl-in when the government which atppinted him got's out. Right Hon. Vi count Barrington and Sir Ar hnr Edward Gulinnnes. moem,,r or the last Houie of Commons, and Hir Ivar Oue t. ex member of Parliament. will be raised to the pt crag . The Ties., in a lIading editorial this morn I g. sarn: A" a mim hier, Ilho C,lbnet without a portfollo. Mr. Gla lto.ne woul. occupy a dlg ulfld position." A proso,'ertaI has barn issand of a eImttany for importing fr ,-h rost t.,, Erng and from Atus tralia, wlrlt a na'ttlt I ttol'o.(t)o L -rlllard's t hro-year tld tiby filly Goraldine broke her hak while exerTlCsiu 8 . t. lday, and tats shot. She was entered for several promi UneHt r"^.'. The Patl all (:azetle says th that the resgna tlin of Lordt Litu its V i,"royof India roached the Indtll-n ()ffl -, last. week. If the Right lion. R tb rt B. Lowe Is rais,.l t,, the perweo. Sir John Ltbhehk will prohhly r, Dr- sent the London University In Parlia The Advertiser anno'unace that Lord Lytton, Vieroy of Ildll,. h-as be-n created Earl. with the tile of Earl of Lytton. LONDoN, April 12 -A summons has I.wn is sur'd t,,r it Ctablunt ot.onell neXt Wednueslday. Mr. Gladstone declined a pub .i reception In London. The reunlt of the elections so fir heard from to, 1, as3 Lhberals. 2a8 Conservatives and fifty two Home Rulers. FRANCE. PARnS, Aprtil 12.-M. Olmonceau. Republican member of the Chamber of DI)euties for the Department of Ht3lne. addressed his con titu ontse yeterday and caused great enthu-lasm. He attacked the gv rnmnt.' whole policy. Prince Hohonil,he. OGrman amtassedor. will leave hoer on the flfteenth instant. on his return to B-rllm. to assmumt the functions of Secretary of FPreign Affalrs. The Repul ltdiq, Prancaits. In an artltila sup posing to have been written by M. Gamb.-t.ta. denounces Jesuits. unauthorized rellalous congregations, Jeromlst B1.nparAtitsa, antd even the church itself as the sworn foe of the republic. BURMAf. LoNDON. April 12.-A dispatch from Rangoon to the Dailv Nnts tays the followirg is an ox planation ,of the masacrtea at Mandalay: When a niy Is built in Burmah. human sacrlfceos are offered up. A new monarch usually has a new capitol, evil spirits are irritated that there has been no change of capitol and the virtue of old sacrifice benlg gone, to appease them aetro logers declared it was necessary to offer lip 7(t lives. The sacriffces were made by order of King Theban. AFGlAI NISTAN. LoNr,oN. April 12 -A dispatch from Cabul to the Tmrss says: On Mooday 3000 Infantry and 100 cavalry with ten guns. will march to co-op erate with Gen. Stewart. who will reach Ghu ginee on the twentieth, and will tb-n make an attlck on Jugdulluk. A council t,,tween the British authorities and the insurgent chiefs. tlrdars and people of C bul. is to be held on the twelfth. when some definite reply will he made to the representations which the latter propose to urge. PERU. PANAMA. April s.-No confirmation of the re nort of the repulse of the Cbllians at or near Mottrlqu has yet been rec"lved. Peruvian oa.prs report the destruction of the nuano loading apparatus at Ohineho Islands. The Chillans landed at Mmornndo. and appear to have given themselves up to riot and pillage. It is alleged they respected neither fort igners nor native. eg.. sex nor conditions. LONDON. April 12 -A privtre telegram from Valparire. dated the tenth instant. says that the chilian forces are blockading Callao. SPAIN. MADRID, April 12.-Otero. the condemnnd wtild-be resttcdie. will bho executed on Wed-es day morning next. The prisoner. In accord ance with a cruel custom still existing in Spain, wll he plao-d in the pillory for twenty-four hours previous to his execution. CANADA. OTTAWA. Ont.. April 12.-In their Interview with the Niagn-a Fallh park commissioners. from New York State. the members of the Dominion government expressed themselves as individually favorable to the scheme, but as a government any definite expression of opln ion was withheld. RUSSIA. PT. PaTxEBBURI, April 11.-Prince Gortscha koff passed a very bad night last night, and has been extremely weak and delirious 'his even ing. The COrar has visited him and summoned Gortath.ukoff's two sons to St. Petersburg. LONDON. April 12.-Prince Gortshakoff passed a (ulet but sleepless night. His mental facul ties are clear, but the action of his heart is weaker. FOREIGN FLASHES. LONDON. April 12.-A Rangoon dispatch says 700 men, women, boys. girls. prie's and for eigners were burned alive under the towers of the city walls as a sacrifice for the restoration of the Ring's health. The panic at Mandalay is frightful, and hun dreds are leaving the city. The King's disease is "aid to he leprosy. A Madri I dispatch reports that the Cabinet c-,uncil resolved to propose to the King that the dea h sentence of Otero hbe carried out this week. Liberal leaders. Otero's counsel and the inhabitan:s of the city are actively interceding for the prisoner Another dispatch says the King has signed Otero's death warrant. A Calcutta dispatch says the Viceroy will leave for Simla on the twelfth. He has placed his resigna'ion in the hands of the Secretary of Sate, but is prepared to retain his office until the arrival of his successor. Hart's Winnlnas. NEW Yona, April 12.-Hart will receive $7175 of the receipts. $9000 sweeDbtakes, and $1000 for beating Brown's record. Russian Imperial scandal. [Paris Correspondence New York Times.] The Crown Prince and Gen. Loris Melikoff happened to be in one of the galleries of the Winter Palace when by a secret door in the wainscoting, the P ucees D. came out of Alexander's apartment and was "slated like old boots" by the Grand Duke, who, folding his arms, told the Czarina's first Lady of Honor that "you, you alone are the cause of all the mischief; you have tired out our patience." The IPrlness aereamed and took refuge In the Emperor's room, whence the - . , .,. + Czar came out, a moment afterwards, In a f iowering rage, and, walking up to his son, told him that "he was entitlei to his respect If not to his aff.ction, and that he advised 1imu to ie careful or he would prove it." Loris Meolkoff andehavored to pacify the Em- t peror, hilut was silenced with a gesture from u Alexander, who, taking the Princess by the i hand, ledt her to the door and then returned to his apartment.. Rlussian gossip, which has been very prof.use in cu.mmentartes upon the great favor enjoyed by the l'rincess for some time enlarges upon the colsequen. I of this Incident, generally lookld upon, h er, as th svnymptom of a dtefirit ruptur etween the present and future sovereigns of all the ' Russias, where all hop' is lost that the coun- n •81s of the moderate pal ty will he listened to. - *..... =9 0 P - . . LOUISIANA. t A heavy white frost was visible In Tenseas t Friday morning. There was a heavy frest In Rapides on Thursday night, the eighth Instant. Friday night the rain name down In torrents and the country for miles was all afloat. ([Vrmllion Meridional. The levee in front of Bayou Hara has bertn a good deal wasted inl cionseqluence of the heavy south winds prevailing at this season. The I)ancy pInes, In St. Mary. which has not been culltivated since the war, has been r fenced in, and will be placed under cultiva- º tion. The following olfliiats were elected in Ab bevillle Iast MnndAiy: A. Il. Martin, mayor; ,Solmon Wise, J. J. Abadle,, Jacob Isacs and J.. O. Lege. aldermen. A heavy rain fell in West Bnaton Rouge iThursday mnornioi. whih the Sufaer I'hluntr fI.are must have inli:cted somrie daumage In the neighhrhring districts. The weather, since our last lesie, has been ite3 unIf,a vorabin to the ipitan' lg Iinterest. N .try little field work wats d'one in this section this week.--IIherville South. A heavy rain in 'Tentias Tuesday stopped piantation work for the riemnainter of the week, and retartded planting e.midrhlrably. It played havoc with the gardens about St. Jo seph. The Richland ITheaonm denies that it favors iu. J. Boatner for Congress. There are few meon, t says, that it would take greater pleas ure in honoring, but its choice for Congress is J. Floyd Kirg. Cattle and horses in this section are be glnning to tile. There is no more pasturage in this vicinity, owing to high w:rter, and some of the stock is dying from sheer starva tion.-(Pointe Coupee Pelican. The buffalo gnats have made their appear ance in this parish and have killed a great many mules and horses on Bayou Bot.uf. Mr. Snowden lost eight mules in a very short tlme.--(Rapides We the People. Hugh Lanaux, colored, who cruelly mur dered his father-in-law, Ed. Willis, In April, 1877, for which he was sentenced to imprison ment in the Penitentiary for life, died In that institution last week of consumption. There came near being a crevasse in the Shipp's bayou levee a few days sine, owing to depredations of crayfish, but the convicts succeeded in putting up a run-around and averting the threatened danger.-(Tensas Journal. Wednesday night last Harry Glover, col ored was killed by Mr. J. W. Simms, at the resldenceof the latter, In Rayville. (lover was drunk at the time and endeavoring to force his way into Slmms's house, where his wife worked as cook. We have had another spell of had weather, that will seriously incommode our planters. The water in the rear of this section is still rising, and unless there is a change In the elements very soon, serious damage will ensue.-(-Polnte Coupee Pelican. The Adams who led the crowd that fired into the steamer Era No. 10, at Red Mouth Landing, the other day, was not the Adams charged with the murder of Crawford and Harris, as stated by the Associated Press. So, at least, the Richland Beacon declares. On Thursday morning last, about 6 o'clock, a break of the levee about seven feet in width occurred opposite the Fleitas plantation, but the exertions of the laborers upon the place quickly repaired the damage before the pas sage of any considerable body of water had happened.-ISt. Bernard Eagle. There is hardly any doubt but that fine crops will be made in Rapides parish this season. There has been considerable rain the last month, but now every indication points to a large yield of cotton and cane. Our planters will send to Ohio or Illinois next spring for their corn and meat; but other crops are very promlsing.-[[Rapldes We the People. Lasi, Wednesday evening a stiff north wind sprung up, which continued until the follow ing evening, changing the atmosphere from warm to cold. Yesterday, it is thought by sorme that there was a slight frost. Pear trees were about the only fruit trees in danger, as the others were pretty effectually nipped in the bud some time ago.-- Baton Rouge Capi tolian. The wrecked steamboat E. W. Fuller, of the Pharr Line, which was blown about a thou sand yards inland in the great storm of the first of September last, was towed into this po)rt last Tuesday morning by the steamboat Mattle, arid moored at Drews's wharf, where Mr. Gus Drews will repair her. A canal had to be dug to float her into Bayou Sale bay. All things considered, she is in much better condition than one would expect. Mr. Drews Intends to have her fitted up in less than a month. -[Morgan City Review. At the last meeting of the police jury, the fourth ward was divided at the lower line of Messrs. Foos & Barnett's Shady Side place. The boundary line runs east of Bayou Sale so as to include that section in the upper ward to be known as the fourth; and from the newly-established line to the lower line of the old fourth ward shall be known as the fifth; the old lifth ward is now the sixth. This change was desired by many on account of the heretofore large size of the fourth ward. (Morgan City Review. Under the administration of ex-Sheriff Caneza, Horace Dickerson, a colored man, was appointed jailer. On the ninth of March, this year, Horace most wantonly and brutally beat a prisoner named Henry Wilson, con fined in the jail on a charge of horse-stel ing. The prisoner is yet suffering from the effects of the beating, which was done with a broom-stick. The prisoner could not inform any one of the flagellation, for he was threat ened with more of the same business if he did so. Horace has been arrested and put under bond for future trial.--[Iberville South. Last Wednesday, about half-past 2 in the afternoon, Robert Rodd, a lad of ten years and five months, was run over by engine No. 5 at Berwick. Mr. Aleck Rodd, the father of the unfortunate boy, is yardmaster of the road at Berwick. He being unwell during. the day, and expecting some medicine over on the Porter, sent his little son to get it. While upon this errand the boy got upon the brake of the tender of the engine that was making up the train, and when its speed slackened endeavored to jump, but in doing so he fell across the rail, and the tender, the engine and four freight cars passed over him, mangling his body terribly and killing him instantly.--(Morgan City Review. Financially speaking, the French are a franc people,while Italians are ilres.-[Exchange. If you told them so you might get a paistre on the eye, but it's perfectly safe to say the Chinese have taels. The only source of wealth is labor.-[Peri eles.] They didn't k~now anything about poker or being a champlon pitcher in Perl LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE. (The DxMOOInAT Is responslble for none of the views expressed in the cormmunications under this head; but no communications will ne printed except from responsible partles.I MOUTH OF kED RIVER. CHENaYVIIr.i.. Lt.. March 25, iHs0. To the Editor of the Democrat: I have read Capt. Jos. Aiken'sartlole In the New Orleans DE1MOCRAT, of the six h of March. t and concur In hts opinion in full up to this. And there might be such a thing as more water onming from the Ouachita aLd It-,d river t than the Atchafalaya could carry off, witbout overflowinfg irts banks and ruining the country through which it fl ,ws." To prove this to be a fan, in the overflow of loed river In August, 1te4, I was sole owner of the Red River Rallroad. and remained in my house in Alexandria. on the bank of the river, to protect my depot and property. The river was then, at my depot, 120l feet from bank to bank. After the levee and all was subm- rged. the river's width increased to say one mile, and its velocity near race horse spaed It continued to ria at the rate of three Iutllu e In twpnty-four hours. osPRIng whole tro s wit h the leaves on the branches, brld.es. ulU-houses, with whole roofs out of water, etc. The rlist two nites or my rtllrortd track. Ilate Iron anti wood., in an opetn flld, broke into short aecti ns and floated down to standing roees abt,tit one ilul, off. At this timo the lower part of 1 d lr Ivr., say at the mouth rof Black rlver. wai not over 11 twed, on arec utint of rht low watrtr It . bo MislresipiI. ldo not, know what the sage of water was in the allchlt., thnu ; but I know the caRaclty of the Atchafalas a and it hitd river had beon then prtvetnrd fro r dls charlrglng at, its then mouth, t.the itchaftb,y.I and all that ctuntry would have btwin overflowed. Thus far and no further can I agrer wi'h (Capt. Alkan iu his pratt:let artcle,. He says: Of late years the Atehafata-ya has greatly in ,r, used in its capacity in this resptect, and I be. Ilove If t"tstited by rem ving the rafts and log hoe p.p which olbetrict thet current, and dredge Ine hrouruh the firm, hard unwiathluhliclay hrs or ridges to be. found in its bottom, so that t.hie curent could get at antd scour away the sand and softer soil under them, thm. t aithin a very few wars it would so enlarge I'self as to carry ,ffall the dangerous rurplua tr.m the Red and Mississippi and th. t then over flow from the mouth of lied down would be at an eni." }tight here I disagree ann oppose the captain's pltnsa and ways, a New Orleans and Ihe woole coast interest from Redt river to the batiTe should do so, The head of the Atch-fa lava has anlargsid since I saw It in 1837. Not wilhsten, lg, the upper part of Old river has been mt saly used as the mouth of led. If this upper ort of Old river is allowed to close and the lower eutd used as the mouth of I-d. Its proximity to the head of Atchafalnva will cause danger, as the distance to sea level is much shorter than the present route via New Orlea, s. Let thr Atchafalat a alone fori'he present. If it sctours out to endanger the Mississippi choke the entrance to stop it. Opelousas will soon have a railroad and need no river. Don't let Red river pass the Atchafalaya before it sinks Its name, if you have to adopt Eads plan to do it. R. 8. SMITH. FIRST CONURESSIONAL DISTRICT. In view of the differences of opinion existing concerning the nomination of a Congressman by the delegates to the State oonvention. the fol lowing account of the proceedings of the par iah committee calling an election of delegates to said convention is republished: THE PARISH oOMMITTR.-AW ELEcTION CALLED FOR THE TENTH oF APRIL. A called meeting of the Democratic-Conserva tive Parish Committee was held last night. Pree. Ident B. C. Shields. of the first ward. in the chair. and the following named delegates pres ent: Jas. Barry. E. Reagan. second ward; Remy Ola, k. J. B. Durnin. third lard; Lionel Adam. F. J. Ford. fourth ward; O. J. Lareache (by proxy). Leon Da rieu. fifth ward ; John Brewster. Hid. F. Lewis (by proxy). sixth ward; Thomas Fernar tby proxy). Jos. Garldel. seventh ward; John L. Newman. eighth ward; P. Casey. Jos. Lusk. ninth ward: Jas. Reed. tenth ward; Thos. MoOrossen (by proxy). 8. R. Kern. eleventh ward; Leon Englander. John Graner, twelfth ward; A. S. Beer. J. J. Casey. fourteenth ward; Alex. Belcher, E Cunningham. flfteenth ward. President Shields staten that the meeting had been convened for the purpose of taking stepse to hold an election for delegates to the conven tion to choose delegates t , the national conven tion at Cincinnati. and on m( tion it was resolved that the election sht.l be held on the tenth of April. that the rules of the last primary elec tion shall govern, and that the powers of the delegates be limited to the selection of delegates to the national convention at Chicinnatl. The committee adjourned sutject to call. Very much has been said and considerable excitement and opposition seems to have been caused by the action of Gen. Gibson's. friends in forcing a nomination yesterday. In the meeting of the State Central Committee the matter of congressional nominations was discuesed. and It was understood that r 'on gresslonal nominations would be mar( i . the First. Second and Sixth Congresseal, Dis tricts-each district should provide for . spe cial election in each of said districts. The Parish Committee of Orleans expressly re solved that the functions of the delegates elected to this convention should be limited to the selection of delegates to the Cincinnati Convention. The wards, almost without ex ception. conformed to this limitation, and in many it was expressly so agreed and fully un derstood. Under these facts there seems to be good grounds for surprise and opposition to the course pursued. The following letter, in substance, was pre sented from Mr. Lingan. but was ruled out, and not permitted to be read by those who pressed the nomination: Nzw OBLEANS, April 12. 1880. 10 a. m. Arthur Lambert. esq.. Seventh Ward: My Dear sir-I am informed that Gen. B. L. Gibson's friends are pressing nominations by the delegates to the present convention. You will remember this was what I anticipated. and that my judgment was the delegates should have had the power to do so. You also know that in the recent election in our district the delegates were expressly inhibited from mak ing nominations except f r delegates to the (Oncinnati Convention. Under these clrcum stances, in the event that nominations are pressed, you will please withdraw my name and announce that I shall not consider myself bound by any nomination made. Most truly, your friend. JAMES LINGAN. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. In accordance with a resolution adopted by the democratic executive committee of the parish of Ibervllle. a convention was held in the town of Plaouemine. April 10. 1tS0. In the absence of the chairman of the executive com mittee. John A. Dardenne. Esa.. a member thereof, called the convention to order. On motion, duly seconded. John A. Dardenne was elected permamont president. Dr. J. A. Larcade was elected secretary. On motion of Capt. Chas. A. Brusle. duly sec onded, a committee of five was appointed to se lect delegates and alternates to the State con vention. The following committee was then selected. viz: OhCa. A. Brusle. T. W. Nicol, Ed. B. Talbot D N. Barrow and A. M Babin. The committee reported as follows: Delegates-A Talbot. Dr. J A. Lsreade. Fred. Wlib-rt. Alex. Hebert. John A. Dardenne, John H. Shanks. AAternates-C. D Cratghead. ThoP. H-bert Sam'l Gourrier David N. Barrow. Chas. A. Brusie, tlba 0 Lauve. on motion of Oharles A. Brusle, duly see onded, it was Resole' ,. That no proxies be allowed except to buna fid. eleat5e from the pariah. On motion of ,. H. Khanle. duly atoaded. it was usoklad, That. in aoeordane with the ull made by Charles A. Brunln, chairman Third (Cogrealiolal exuentlve commtte, the dele. gates appointed by this oonve ntion be also so. credi.ed to the district congrerei,al eonvett lioa. for the pnrpose of non tra lor a candidate for the Third ongrPeslonal Dstrlat. . On motion of J. H. Shanxs. duly seoondd. it llesolvrd. That we ceborfully Indorse the an' at lurments Tmade by Gov. I. A. AWills of po[l@ jurrs it. this vari- Ii.and tenderhlto the thSlak of this onnvntion for the jtldloious saletelo' made of gantlemen whonp, high Integrity *a ectwilty will insure a faithful and ho.esttd mlnintratlon of palroohla affr.is. The following resolution was then offered by Dr. Panl Gourrier. which, after diaoussion. was adot led: Wt.. r.eR. we cre abont to embark on a new ca tapntgn, and it is Imp- Itantto reoranizethe party upon a more solid basis; and wa.-r . the central committea, appdlonted by the lay Sinventlin bold in this town. has terina Its l b sre: therefore, be it Ri otvyd, That the president of tblu cooeDn tieo Hwlooint one member from each ward snd four from the parish at. large. to ouanstltut the re, ent can ral co mli too of the D mooratl. party of the oDrlsh. awl that any fve im . bel. shall constttute a quorum. with hb adqulrtersl i the town of Plerminloe: esald oommiutes tobe atipointed by the pree'dlent on roommeada tion of a committee of five of this ouuvaentio appointed for ald DurDose. Tho Dresient then appointed the fo0lowiasg namcd gentlemen on said con, mltre, on the m,,tton o' ('has O. Lanve, esq., dily snondc4: o 0. Ltove, J. H. Shanks, J. H. Bib. J. I. Dopuy and Fillx Roth. The committ, e shortly reported the f ,llowltL gentlemen ms members of the G;.rttral B.teIe .Ivh Dl"m.cratlo Committee for the parles of lb rville: F re Ward- -LeneSon iat He ond Ward J. H litla. 'I hlrd Ward Prod. WI-hbrt. Fourth Ware P. W. Nicol. Filth Warrd--Jullen GOra-In. Six'h Word 1f1. B Talbot. t4venth Ward-.J. F. wlsvis. Eaghth Ward J. A Dardonne l:41th W ird--- 'nost McOatrdell For the Parish at Iage--Ohas. A. Brasle, . H Shanks. (O O. Lauve D- N Barrow. Thesamea.f or havingrbl n properly report , by the committee, were chosen unrausiwns y ag the Democratic Executive Oomuittee of tai l Darlsh. On mrotlon of J. TI Bile. duly seo~nded the r committee , b-ve appointed were eleteA to continue in offmie until thenextgeaeraldtat6 rl ection. After which the crnvantlon adj.urior t sie die. J. A. DABDiBNN1;. Prteident. J. A. LAo&Dz, Fecretar. IM MIGRATION STATI1TICS. The ch'lf of the Bureau of Statistice f.e nishes the following information, derived ft0om offilal returns, In regard to Immigration l t - the port of New York: There arrived at the port of New York dalilag the month of March. 1880,. 92611 Daaso.lntes, 21.668 of whom were immigrants. During df corresponding period of 1879 the total numbnr of passengers arrived at the port was 7198. of whom 69a5 were Immigrants. Of the total arrivals of immigrants at the poet during the month of March, 1880. there wel from Nngland 2780. BSotland 775. Wales . Le - Iand 4007. Germany 103. Austria 6O t S 2183. Norway 494, Dr, mark 391, Fandae 130 8lizerland 814 Italy 11886. Rolland l0e. Begi.em 8tr, Biasla 195. Poland 2nm. Hungary 178, Oubt., , all other countries 43. Tbe arrivals at the port of New York drnlg the three months ended March s1,.es as . Iared with the corresponding pVd tol 1 iof and durlngthe twelve months ended ]1L 1s8o, as compared with thetwelve monthseld March 31,1879, were as followse: Three to's TwelvID0's ended eT dd--y March 1at. March 1,' 1980. 1879. 1880. Imnligranta .... -,825 11.114 14.I$4 8..8 Olti. na of the United States returned..... 4,498 3,878 32M1.2 849,1 Sojourners - - - 868 852 4 0401 4,(5 Total....... 41,191 15,834 201,119 18't.,s ; HENDRICKWS' VIEWS. Outspoken Utterances Concerning S. J, Ti. den. [St. Louis Times.) "Well Governor," said the Tiesa. "would you under any ciroumstances again aoenot the nomination for Vice Preeident with Yr. Tilden ?" "I would not," replied Mr. HeP i dncks in the most posltlveandemphat-lema - ner. "And I will tell you why. I aepted r this nomination four years ago, not beaauaolZ wished it, but because I was urged tod so. by my Democratic friends and beaumI f elt., it to be my duty to accept it. I did ifb.~ r fully, and went into the canvass and did m . duty faithfully and my Btate rolled up the usual majority for the Democratic ticket. Ourr fliteen electoral votes were cast for the Dem ocratic ticket, and we felt as if we had doa4 our duty and fulfilled all our promises. After the election the clouds became ominous, and it was evident the Republican leaders inteid ed 'counting In' their candidate regardle.a of the popular vote, and the minde of all patriots were tilled with apprehension. Ab the second on the ticket, I was besieged w.it letters and telegrams asking my counnel .n' advice. My friendaeand oosmeers-old ass. ciates whom I had knownwhen Iwas ina pa lic life In Washington, inundated me With letters and telegrams asking my opinion aus to what we should do to be saved. What could I do or say? No public man was ever placed in so humiliating a position. Mr. Tb- . den was the acknowledged head of the mnaty while I was second to him. I could not a#, without it being considered presumptuonus- : in fact, mutinous. I was a General lower nt rank awaiting orders from the commmanders. And yet, sir, I say to you that during thM& whole trying time when the fate of the sous : try hung in suspense, and the very ei of our party was at stake, Mr. TildensueV sent a letter or telegram, never asked )n counsel or advice, never communicasted me in any manner. He simply sat t il(, through his inaction our party was of the victory we had won. Icould doneth ing, for I was waiting for him to act, and fe me to make a move would have come with bad grace, though I felt that something ought to be done, and, had I been at the hin of the ticket, something would have bees done. But I was simply ignored and treted ; with indignity-su-ech an indignity as no man with any self-respect would not resent. And this, sir, is why I say, positively and us equivocally, under no ctrcumstances will I be associated with Mr. Tilden on the national ticket again." Another Royal marriage n FPrnpetlve'.' (New York Tribune.l Prince William of Prusseia, eldest son of the Crown Prince and future heir to the Empite. is now twenty-one years old, a few month younger than his betrothed, Princess Victorla of Schleswig-Holstein-Augustenburg. The marriage, which is a love match, is not very well liked by the people, who think the heir apparent might aspire to a bride of higher rank. The parents of the young man, how ever, approve the alliance, the Crown Primes having been sorely grieved at Bismarck. harsh treatment of the late Duke. the bride's father, when he attempted to assert his rights of succession to the much-'ovet-d duchies of Sohlelswigi-Holatein. Yonag Prince William has grown luto a fae you .. ~ man, and has haypilyovercome toe dl e ,S of his cbildhood, although the paralytle i .' fection of his left arm gives him an appear. ance of helpless probably beyond the adcual inconvenience felt by him. Foreign paupers who turn up in Heolis>d are regularly every month "sent overhe ' border." This was last year the fate etCi Germans, and the Germans are taking story measures. Genuine Duata msapast put to relalmtlng waste lands.