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TITHE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT'
. V-NO. 117. NEW ORLEANS, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1880-DOUBLE SHEET ND SUPPLEMENT. PRICE, FIVE CENTS
i. '.!',. V--NO. 117. NEW 0KLEANS, THIURSDAY, APB1L 15. 1880--DOUBLE SHEET AND SUPPLEMENT. PRICE, FIVE CIENTS,,
e UT'S TOUl.
~Prther Particulars of His Fbtay
at lemphis.
DLnners and Speeches-The Ex-Presi
dent Leaves Memphis on a
Visit to Little Book.
Mt.xPHIs. April 13.-To-naiht Gen. Grant
attended Leuber's Theatre. As be entered the
band struck nup "Hall to the Ohblef." and the
audience, which was very large, loudly ao
plauded. After witnessing one nact of the
Pirates of Penzance the party retired to the
rooms of the Tennessee club. where the .Gene
ral was entertained.
Atll o'clock the soacious diningrooms of the
Peabbdy Hotel were thrown open upon a most
matnifloent banquet, which had been tendered
to Gen. Grant by seventy of the most promil
nent citizens of Memphis. The dining room
was handsomely decorated with fiws. The
tables were formed In the shape of a horse
.hoe. Gen. Grant being seated directly in the
ntre. in full view of all the guests. The
oulslne was Fuperb. Eihbt courses were
served, and each course accompanied by the
Shoicest vlntages.
The iret toast. "The President." was re
sponded to by GAn. W. T. Williamson. Tbe
second toast was "Our Gues'." G in. Ortnt. in
responding, salt: "I lhlve no doubt but that
every one present can mane a iuger and bet
ter speech. I know that tuere are several
editors here who have written longer editorials
than they will writ", for the mrning p.pers If
they only report what I say now. I have no doubt
you conlidered it en aWt of kindness to call
upon me to respond to thls senutiment to night.
and I am alad Sou called upon me so early. for
then it will soon te over. a'nd I shall re glad to
sit and smoke and er J ,y the misery of those
who are to follow. Yes. gentlemes,. I thank
you for the kindness intend d. and forgive you
the harm done me."
"Tennessee." Response by Judge Jas. O.
Plerce. "The B"uch and Bar." Response by
Judge E. B. Hammond. " the Army and Navy."
ler'omes by Judge J. I. Fllptin.
"Memphis and II r Commerce." Response
by J. B. Godwin
Tnie concluded the regular toasts, at the end
of whloh the delegation from Little Rock, who
came to escort the General to Arkansa+. were
ntroduoed, and it was after 1 o'clock before the
nquet eded. Gen. Grant and party go to
tsle IRook to-morrow.
MUMPHIS. April 1t.- Gen orant and party. In
e of a delegation of cltizens from Little
ook. Ark.. left by specia, traln at noon to-day.
They will arrive at Little Rook at 7 o'clock this
evening.
The Geeral will remain the guest of that city
until Frldey morning, when he returns to Ga
lena. Ill., stopping only at Cairo and Bloom
IlrL; Rock, April 14.-Gen. Grant arrived at
1 o'clock this evening. The city is crowad with
visitors.
POLI AICAL.
The 0harter Election in Albany, N. Y,
Women Voting for'ohool Offioers.
LUAN4, April 14.-The charter election re
suited in the re-ele-tion of Mayor Nolan and
the entire Democratic ticltet by a large ma
ority. Two or three hundred ladies voted for
school officers.
THE MISSOURI BBRPUBLICANS.
S E\BEDALIA. Mo., April 14 -The Republican
StatseUnnvention met here this morning. and
after effeoting temporaryorary oraniuzation by the
election of Judge D.,vid Wagner as chairman.
adiout ned until 2 p. m.
THE KENTUCKY RaPUBLICANS-GRANT IN THE
LEAD.
LOUISvILLE. April 14.-The Republican State
Convention was called to order to. dy by (Geo.
Denny. Jr.. chairman of the tltate committee. A
call of countles showed tbh representation to be
larger than usual. John W. Lewis, of Washing
tpn. was elected temporary chairman over
John J. Landrum. of Gallatin county.the vote
standing seo to aoo, the former figure showing
Grant's strength in the convention, Mr. Lewis.
on taking the chair. made a strong speech in
favor of Gen. Grant. which was loudly ap
plauded.
A motion, pledging every delegate to support
the nominee of the Chlcage convention. created
a long and hot debate between the friends of
Grant and the opposition. The resolution was
finally declared adopted amid loud protests.
The committer on resolutions report d in favor
of instructions for Grant. but before their
adoption a minority report was presented and
received with wild applause by the anti-Grant
men.
TEE IOWA REPUBLICANS--BLAINE CAPTURES THE
ENTIILE DELLATION.
DEs MOINES April 14.-The Rtovublican State
Convention assembled this morning with B85
delegates in attendance, every county in the
-State bet represented. All the de'ega es met
beforethe',sembling of the convention in dis
triot caucuses. lb i ~h a'Icus selected two names
to present to the r"ate convention for delegates
to Chicago. The Blaine men carried every dis
triot and selected none but pronounced men.
The only contests were in the first and second
distrites; but a decided Blaine majority was
given in each of these.
After a recess Hon. John W. Chapman. editor
of the Council Bluff Nonpai sil. a strong Grant
man, was selected by toe Bleine majority as
perpmanent chairman. Tne Committee on lies.
o olutions. with ex.Senator Harlan as chairman.
then reported. The resolutions indorse Sen
ator Blaine as the choice of Iowa and the best
aPn for the party to nominate, aend instructed
the delegates to Chicago to vote and use all
honorab a means for his nomination, and to
east the vote of the State as a unit. The reso
lutions were adopted, five-sixths of those pres
ept voting in the affirmative. The delegates
ohosen in the district caucuses were then unani
mously elected as delegates to Chicago.
ANOTHER STORY THAT TILDEN HA~ DECLINED
THE NOMINATION.
PHILADELPHIA. April 14.-The Bulletin's
Washington correspondent says he is informed
t -day by a prominent Democrat, who has held
hih position in the councils of his party.
at Mr. Tilden has written a letter, to be read
at the New York Democratic Convention at Sy
rsouse, declining to be a candidate before the
Oincinnati convention and withdrawing his
name. The reason assigned for his course is
the qondition of his health. This same gentle
man says that Mr. Tilden prepared a letter two
months ago withdrawing his name, but the in
tercession of personal friends prevented it
from being made public.
POLITICAL POINTB.
In the opinion of the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
Mr. Tilden could do nothing more patriotic
than voluntarily retire from the contest.
Gen. Joe Lane. of Oregon, who has been out
of politics since he ran with Breckenridge in
1860, is now a candidate for the State Senate.
TheTilden clubs of Pittsburg and Philadel
phia have each secured quarters at Cincinnati
or one hundred men during the Democratic
convention.
Returns from seventy-five counties in In
d a and estimates as to the remainder show
athe amendments to the constitution were
ated by majorities ranging from 15.o0o up
The Hartford Courant ears that there is but
one positive Blaine man in the Connecticut
delegation. It is understood that as between
Grant and Blaine. the ex President is the choice
of seven of the twelve delegates.
WASm.NaroN. April12.-Speaker Randall says
Wallaoe will not have more than so of the 251
delegates to the Pennsylvania convention. Walt
lace. however, doesn't see things that way, and
says handall is the under dog in the fight.
The number of electors qualified to vote in
Rhode Island last Weinsday was 35,630o. nearly
1e.000 more than the largest v te ev r cast: but
the total vote returned is only about 22.ooo0
whisk has been several times exceeded, though
larger than the averaste of recent years.
AeoordLng to Gee. Hawley. who is an expert
in nolitioea observation, the Connecticut de'e
gaton is retlly for £dmunds. who is the strong
New England Aival of BSlane. Outside of New
England, however. Grn. Hawley will not find
much enthusiasm for the as;tute Vermonter.
Ex-BSnator Spencer, now In the mining busl
favor of Grant the r.malnder going for Sher
man. He thinks Blane has no strength In the
Routh. and considers him a genteel Denis
Kearney.
A canvass of proidentlal preferences at the
University of Wise emsin gives these flgurre:
Grant. s6: Blaine. st: Wasburne. 70:LSherman.
11: Tild-n. 0o: Bayard. 84: nevrmur. 9: Day s1..
The votes of the female students are included
in the for, going, and are divIded thus: B.alne
and Grant. 5 each; Wasburne, a5; Sherman, 7;
Tilden and Bay.srl. 3 each.
The dis'rltt conventions in Syracuse. N Y.,
Saturday. for the election of deleg tis to the
Nw York Demor.ratlc Sate convetionU, re
suited in the dnfeot. of t he Tilden party In every
district. N'. Lawrena county and the firet dis
trlot of Westchoester county also eleted anti
Til ten delegates Livingston county elect d
Tilden delegates and unanlmnonslv ,assed re
solutiotns "denouncnlg the fraud of 1876."
BosTro. April 11.--Narly 600 delegates have
now heenohosen to the R pllOtItlan cO)nveniou
to be held at Worcester on i hursday. The full
cohveutlou will be abourt 90o Of tue d ,leg t.es
chosen a declded mej il y ar- for it.drunds.
being either so Instructed or from preferenon.
Grant comes nett in the list:; heiman and
Blaine last, with but few delegates.
A Michigan Congressman Informs the New
York Tribune that his twole appears to he solid
for Blaine, with Wawhburne as s-'cond choloe.
He says there is very lI-,i feeling in f ,vor of
Sc'retary reherman The Detroit I'tst and
Tribune gives the following result of a atmvalss
of sixty Oemuntles: Blaire 21,642 Grat0B97.
Sherman 1.,6. Washburno 790. Ed aunds 305.
scattering 1773.
BT. Louts. April 1i.-Up to to-night revoots
have beau received from a vnty-one counties.
showing the deltgatrst el i'cod to the 8Htae ReH
publican invoentlon. Tie Grant dolegates
already number at m ,i)rlit. of the wh,le con
vention. There are f Irty-two colnties and
the city of St. Luis yet to b n counted. but they
oan only Incrsse~ the Gran, mlj s ity. A soil I
Grant delogation will be ei oet, to Chicago,
proteblyv Iheaded by Ohauseey I Filley and
James T. Beach as delegalt , at larue.
WAbHIN(TON. April 12.-Gov. Bishop is nt
Willard'-. Manv rumors are curr-nt as to the
cause or hIs visit, many lntlmar ig that ho is
endeavori, g to fix up a slate that will road Til
den and B shop. The Governor. In an lnter
view. declined to talk on general politlct topn
ics, but said thatif he was nomlnated for Vice
President he wonid acooept. He also expre-sed
a preference for Tilden. No one but the Gov
ernor hims, If seems to entnrtaln th·, slighrt st
idea that there Is any show for his name on the
National ticket.
Naw Yoaa, April 11.-A Utica special save:
There is no longer any doubt at this head -oen
tre of politics that Tilden will have full control
of the regular State convention at Bpraouse on
the twentieth instant. Seymour's friends are
moving the heavens and earth to secure his
nomination. He is not a candidate in the sense
of working for it, but will accept 'he nomina
tion If tendered. No one here doubts it. Till
den's streogth In Utica is very great in t pite oi
Se. mout's popularity. At recent primaries in
this county to choose delegates to Syracuse.
many of the successful c tndidates adopted the
,iolge of heading their tickets 'For Pre-ident,
Ho.at'o Seymour." and were invariably elected;
but most of these men are really prepared to
votelor Tilden. The ldl 'n men "run the ma
chblit," and have put off the convention to the
twentieth Instant, to delay matters as long as
possible.
THE THIRD DISTRICT.
Proceedings of the Nominating Convention
Held at New Orleans, April 13, 1880.
The convention was called to order by the
Hon. Chas. A. Brusle. who proposed RB. N. bims
as temporary Coairman. and E. B. Talbot as
temporary secretary. The roll of parishes was
called and all answered except Lafayette. lt.
Martin and Vermilion.
On motion of Mr. Pugh. of Ascension. a re
cess of fifteen minutes was taken to allow time
for the absent delegates to appear.
The convention being called to order, on
motion of Mr. U. A Bruile. duly seconded, R.
W. Sims Esq., was made permanent presldent.
and E. B. Talbot permanent secretary of the
convention.
Mr. Brusle stated that the object of the con
vention was to make a nomination for Con
gress for the Tnird District.
Mr. Foster. of 8t. Mary. made a motion, which
was duly seconded, that the convention pro
ceed to make nominations.
Hon. C. A. Brusle stated that the Hon. J. H.
Acklen, our present memb r in OCngress was
present, and that he be requested to address
the convention.
Mr. Acalen did so. and state I that he was not
a candidate before this convention, nor would
he be before any convention prior to the elec.
tion.
The motion to make nominations was sub
mitted to the convention, and 31 voted yea and
43 nay.
Mr. Kirkland. of Calcaslen. made a motion.
which was duly seconded.that the motion to
make nominations be roeonsidered. The vote
being take-n. 49% voted yea and 24"N nay.
Tbh motion to make nominations being be
fore the eonvwntion, 53 voted yea eand 21 nay.
Goo. Thomas, of Ascension. n ,minared the
H in. John H. Bil in, of Lafourhe. for Congress
from the Third Congressional District.
O. A. Bruse. Eas.. of lberville. moved that the
nomination be made unanimous.
On motion of Mr. Gregg. duly seconded, the
vote was taken by parisht,s and stood as fol
lows:
Calcasieu 7. Cameron 2. Lafayette 6. Ver
mi ton 5. St. Martin a. Iberia 6, St. Mary 7. Ter
rebonne 7. Ass umption 8. Ascension 6. Iberville
5. Lafourohe i0.
The Hon. John P. Billon was declared to be
unanamously nominated for Congress for the
Third Congresslionl District.
On motion of Hoen. O. A. Busle. which was
duly seconded, the president was authorized to
appoint a central couagressional executive com
mittee, composed of one from each parish in
thecongressitonul district, and two at large. and
that the president of the convention be ex-offcio
chairman of the committee.
The president appointed the following per
sons:
Joseph A. Breaux. of Iberia; A. J. Frere. St.
Mury; Edward N. Pugh Ascension; W. W.
Pugh Assumption; M. L. Girard Lafayette;
Alfred Voorhies. bt. Martin; Col. Wm. Mouton.
Vermilion; F. A. Gallaher. Calcasieu: E.
wtinlese. Cameron: Clay Kuoblock. Lafourche:
John A. Dardenne. Ibervide.
At large-E. B. Talbot. Iberville; Dr. H. J.
BSunders, St. Mary.
On motion of Hon. C. A. Brusle.of Ibervllle,
duly seconded by Mr. Perry. of Iberia. It was
resolved that the chairman of the Democratic
Congressional Central Executive Committee
for the Third District be authoriz d and em
powered to call a congre&sional convention in
any one year wherein no State Democratic con
vention is held or called within sixty days of
the congressionil.election.
On motion of Mr. Perry, of Iberia. duly sec
onded, the city papers and the Demooratic pa
pers throughout the Third Congressional Dis
trict were requested to publish the proceed
ins of this convention.
On motion of Mr. Perry. duly seconded, the
convention adjourned sine die.
R. N. SIMS, President.
E. B. TALBOT. Secretary.
Death of the Bishop of San Antonio.
(Special to the Democrat.]
SAN ANTONIO. April 14.-The Bight Rev. A. D.
Pellicier. Bishop of San Antonio. Texas, died
at 4:o0 this evening. The cause of his death was
a carbuncle on the spine and diabetes. He was
born in Florida. December 7. 1824; made his
entire studies at Spring Hill College, Mobile;
was ordained priest August 15, 1850, at Mobile
by Bishop Portira; w as consecrated Bishop of
San Antonio December 8. 1874. His los is a
terrible blow to the diocese, in which he was so
loved and esteeor ed by both Catholics and non
Catholics. He will be buried SaturoJv. April 17.
N. J. PETRIIOH.
Proposed Pomeleoaical Exhlbition for the
lMsslssippl Valley.
ST. Louis. April 14 - .everal members of the
State Horticultural Association of Ilinois, Mis
souri. Araansas andl Texas, met here yester day
and nearly con plrted arrangements for a hor
tialitural and pomological exposition of the
MissalsIDpv valley. to be held here on the
seventh, eighth and ninth of next September.
FOIIEIGN ITE S.
Increased Emigration from Ger
many and Scandinavia to
the United States.
New Peers To Be Created in Eng
land-Ireland's Representatives
in Parliament-Russia Pre
paring for War with
China.
Execution of Otero, the Would-Be Regicide.
THE UNITED KININDOM.
LowNDo. April 14 -The Standard's statement
that the ministry will resign immediately aftr
the return of the Queen is confirmed by the
fact that preparations wnre made yesterday by
members of the Ministry to vacate their official
resildenes.
Alexander Sullivan.who was elected for Louth
county. declares his Intention of resigoing his
seat because P. o Lalan heads the roll. defeating
Mr. G. H. Kirk. All are H mone Rulers. Mr.
Sullivin charges that money wias furnished by
Mr. Lowther. Chief Secretary for Irel tad. who
was defeated at York. to secure Callan's elec
tion. Mr. Sullivan will probably stand for
Meath, if Hr. Parmnll sits for Mayo.
The Etri of Wemoys and March. father of
Lord Elaho, died t -day. aged wet years. Lord
Eleho, who by the death of his father is trans
ferred to the House of Lards. leavOs a vacancy
in the Hueof 0 ,mmons for Hadd lo gdolshlre,
from which be was re urned by the Uonervr
tlve,. A new election will be held. and the
Liberals now expoet to win the seat.
Lord Lvtt n's title will be Earl of Lytton and
Viscount Knebworth.
Lord Morley sl menutined for the Vice Roy
alty of India. and Mr. Grant Duff for the Gov.
ernorship of Madeira.
It is reported that a baroney will be conferred
upon Lord Beoaonsflold, with reversion to his
brother.
The ret Liberal gain Is now 109 scate.
The English channel qPua Iron has been or
dered to cruise to Argoses. thence to Bantery
bay. in search of the tratnl aug ship&tlauta.
The parliamentary elections are now nearly
completed. Only Lincolnshire south. Cork
county, four Picot lsh universities, and Or ney
and Shetland remain to be heard from. The
Liberal majority over the combined opposetlon,
including Home Rulers, will be about sixty.
The I lnh members who are pledgad to follow
Mr. Chas. S. Parnell's active ollecy number
thirty-six. A petition will be presented avainst
the returns from Barnostable. Canterbury.
Graveseud. Hereford City,. Taunton. Westbury
and Whitebaven.
A correspondent of the Timeas at Dublin, disa
cussing the Irish contingent In the House of
Uommons. says there are three compact par
ties-Conservatives. Parnellites and Pure Lib
erals-besides moderate Home Rulers. an in
termediate party, who will be alli-s sometimes
of one party and sometimes another, accord
ingtothe nature of the question before the
House; but it may be confidently expected that
they will most frequently go. on a division of
the lobby, with toe Liberal government, and
perhaps b' finally merged in their ranks. There
are a'so a few free lancers, such as Mr. Patrick
J. Smythe, just elected for Tipperary. who is
an uncompromlslug repealer; Mr. John Daly,.
of Uork city. wrtose views do not quite agree
with those of Mr. Parnell. though he has been
returned wit h him, and Mr. Pullid Calton. .ust
elected for Louth. who will fight all round in
th-tr tu rn.
The Globe. Palall Mall Gaztte and other sup
porters of the government's foreign policy, ar
gue that the ministers should meet the new
Parliament instead of tendering their resig
nation sononer, in order t) explain their course
by a compl.'re st atement of fact., and also tc
compel the Liberals to declare their intentions
In respect to their forelgn policy.
RUSSIA.
LoNDoN. April 14.-The Standard's St. Peters
burg correspondrut states that if Prince Gorte
chakoff dies M. Voulsiors. his assistant minis
ter. will probably be Minister of Foreign Af
fairs. without the till't of Chancellor.
The Moscow Gazette says the reasons upon
which China refuses to ratify the KuldjL treaty
are that the mount;tin passes would remain in
the possession of Russia, and the r,.oouAO of
roubles might be bettor expended by China In
militrary prep.ra'ion-.
ST. PETEMnUVai., Aoril 14.-The Herald states
th .t a Russian corDs of observation will short
ly be stationed in Turkestan. on the Chinese
front'er, und'er comrmand ot On'. Kuropotmin.
who was chie f of Gan. Skobeloff's staff during
the Turkish war. From to. to flfteen vessels
will go to Chinese waters instead of five, as at
first announced. Tne whole Pacific fleet will
be under command of Admiral Bollakoff. and
will include the ironclad "Duke of Edinburgh."
There lq no mat-rlal alteration in the con
dition of Prince Gortschakoff.
FR&NCE.
PARIs. April 14.-T,e Temps says: Premier De
Freycinet has not yet received any protest from
the Vatican against the decrees respecting
Jesuits and other unauthorized societies.
Gea. Etienne Marcel, who fought as a captain
in the Waterloo campaign, is dead. aged eighty
eight s ears.
LONDON. April 14.-A Paris dispatch to the
Tinmes says: Although the episcopal protests
against the decrees off eting unauthorized
religious societies continue, they are very mod
er :to in tone.
Baron H.Lussman. member of the Chamber of
Deputies for Ajaccio. in the Department of
Corsica, is expected to resign his seat to make
an opening for M. Raoul Duval. editor of the
Nation. as the authorized exponent of Prince
Jerome Napoleon's idea.
SPAIN.
LONDON. April 14.-A Madrid dispatch, dated
the thirteenth, says: This morning, soon after
8 o'clock, the governor of the prison and au
thorities rousel Otero. the regicide, and led
him in irons. bareheaded, and clad in the same
clothing he wore the diy he attempted the life
of the King. to the hall where condemned pris
oners hear their sentences. In the presence of
the judge Otero was pale but composed. The
indge Polned a c~Op of his sentence with a firm
hand, and then delivered him into the cu tody
of the officers of the ancient order of Paz M
Corldad. founded by John II. who led the pris
oner to the chapel. dimly lighted. He will
be executed at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning.
To day Ormro expresses repentance, but re
fuses all offers of advice or consolation from
priests.
MADRID. April 14.-Otero was executed at 9
o'clock this morning.
SWEDEN.
STOCKHOLM, April 14.-The second Chamber
of the ewedish Parliament has rejected the
aemv bill. and the ministry has resigned. The
King has charged Count Arbid with the duty of
forming another cabinet.
A dispatch from Berlin to the Standard says:
Emigrati-,n to N.)rth America on an exception
ally large scale is taking place from Sandina
via. Two thousand 8Swedes have already left
Bremen. and 1000ee left Ohristiana for New York
on the fourth instant.
BURMAH.
A dispatch to the Standard from Thyetnujo,
says: The Burmese Ambassador declares. it a
statement publi-hed here. that there is not a
particle of truth in the reported massacre in
Mandalay.
Leaves of absence to the British officers here
have been stopped, and it is generally thought
that an important step is impending.
GERMANY.
LoNDON. April la.-The Berlin correspondent
of the Da5iy srews savs: "Much attention has
been paid lately to the enormous increase in
the number of emigrants from G rmaev to
Enginnd and &merlia. The National Zeilung
stares that from the fourth to rte elev-ut ti of
the ere sont month 5800 persons lefr Bremen.
The emigrants come from ell parts of Germany
and include many rkilled workmen. This de
cided increase of emlagration is evident y con
neeted with the new army blli aud entalls a
very serious loss nupon the country.
AF.IH ANISTAN.
LsNDON, April 14.-A Uatbul dispatch savs that
at a conference held there yesterday the British
commiseioner informoed the chlefe that the ex
Ameer would not return if any hostility was
shown.
Representations in favor of the selection of a
member of Yakrob Khan's famlly for the Ameer
shiv would be considered. The troops won d
be withdrawn whenever they could agree upon
a ruler whose government is likely to be estab
lished upon friendly relations to England.
WASHIlN,( TON.
A Proposal to Purchase Fort Clark, Texas,
for the Government.
WASHINoTON, April 14 -Gen. Cord appeared
hotore tuoo 1t')U O )mnlmttO- on Milu ary Af
i irs yaeterdaa and urg.ed the pDrchase by the
g wornmenr of F.,rt Clark. Texxy f r which
toe United States now pays $t1.00'o p r annum.
hnt which can be beougat, Gen. Curd said, for
APPOINTMEITr8 AND NOMINATIONS.
W. A. Johnson has been appointed store
kevperand gauger for t'he NHcotd Di.trict of
North Oarolina The Pc-..dent this aPfraroon
snt to thee Suatelhe nomU.ltio of Win. H
Gibbs 'o be sup rvl-or of e,nsa.' for the Tnird
District of MIn- ipvtl.
INVESTII(ATIN(O THE COTTON Wo:tM,
The House Seub Committee on AgrI ci. ire, to
whom was referred the memortal of the Na
tional Cotton lxernat ga, asking for the ai,
poiutment of a board o1 ent mol ulst 'o inves
tigate and report upon the habits and ravaues
of the cotton worm, boll worm. caterolllar and
other inencts, to day recommended to he full
c, miltt, e that an additional epprooriation of
20.000 bhe made for the comrlrtion of the work
b-gun twe years ago by the Unitedl States Ento
mologeol Commlssltn. A mnleorlty report wae
also suhmlitted, recoUmmending that the work
be completed unn,.r the auspices of the Agri
cultural Depirtment.
THI PtURCfAI. OF BONDS.
The bill littrodeced in the Senate by Mr. Wal
lace to-day propose to rlquilre the Secretary
of the Treasury to purchtse and extinguish all
outsbtndiug 6 per cent Uulted St c tea non In to
the amount (f not less than 5 000.0,0 per week.
The bill further provides that the amount of
these and of all other purchases of outstand
inog obligations of the United States to be made
by the Peeretary in each suoccessve week shall
be advertised by him on the Monday of the
week preceding.
SPORTINdl NEWf.
The Newmarket Oraven Meeting-Apollo
the Winner.
LONDON, April 13.-The Newmarket Craven
meeting began to-day. The principal event
was the race for the Newmarket biennial
stakes, which was won by Lord Falmouth's
chestnut cog Apohlo. Mr. Brewer's Robert the
Devil the favorite in thu bettin, was second.
and Mr. Bower's Pride of the Hlghland third.
Nine ran.
THRE NEWMARKET HANDICAP-ONE OFLORILLARD'S
HOllE8 SUCCEB8FUL.
LONDON. April 14.-The race for the Newmar
ket handicap came off at the Newmarket Cra
ven meeting to-day, and was won by Mr. P.
Lorillard's three-year old ch. colt Wallenatoln.
Lord Bradford's Rword Dance second. and J. H.
Houldsworth's Limbathird. Ten ran.
WHERE THE HANLAN-COURTNEY RACE WILL TAKE
PLACE.
ROCHESTER. N. Y.. April 14 -The Potomac
river has been flnlly designated as the water
upon which the Hlaa-nCourtney race is to
take place next month.
THE INDIANS.
The Encounter Between Gen. Hatch's Com
mand and the Apaches.
NEW YOBR. April 14.-A Santa Fe special says:
Fuller returns of the fight on the seventh in
stant by Gen. Hatch end command with the
Apaches. state tht the victorious war chief,
Naul. was in command of the Apaches. The
fight took place in Embryo Canon. In the San
Andreas mountains. The Indians were well
fortified, occupying regular rifll-pits. Capt.
Carroll. with his command, struck the Indians
and fonught them for awhile, when the Indians
retreated,. and encountering Capt. McClellan's
battalion in the rear wore defeated. losing about
thirty warriors, whose bodies were left on the
field.
THlE TARIFF.
The New York Sugar Refiners Protesting
Against the Present Tariff System.
Naw YoRK. April 14.-At a meeting of sugar
retiners at Masonif Temple. last evening.
speeches were made against the present tariff
system. monopoly of the trade by a favored
few, and the methods of the Treasury Depart
ment,
MARITIME.
A Vessel from New Orleans Lost in the Ice
Off Newfoundland.
LOnDON, April 14 -The Spanish steamer Viz
caro. from New Orleans. March 23, for Antwerp.
which arrived at Halifax on the third instant,
and, after calaing. sailed on the fourth, has been
lost in ice off Newfoundland. The crew landed
atithe Island of 8t. Pierre, Miunelon.
Nashville Centennial.
NASHVILLu. Tenn., April 14.-The impression
has gone abroad that the Jackson equestrian
statue will be unveiled here on April 21. The
centennial exposition will be opened on April
23.with appropriate ceremonies. but the unveil
ing of the statue does not occur until May 20.
From May 17 to the twenty second will be de
voted t) military displays, competitive contests,
sham battles. etc.. and some of the best military
organizations of the country will take part; this
will be the most attractive week of the centen
nial celebra ion.
Dan Rice at Morgan City.
MoRoAN CITY. April 14.-Col. Dan Rice has
just been into Aurora Lodge No. 6, I. 0. G T.
The Grand Lodge session to-day was well at
tended. G. W. C. T. Dr. J. M. Watains pre
siding; G W Cull, of No. 3. G. W. C. T. elect.
The lodge adjourned to meet to-morrow at s
o'clock a. m.
An Eartbquake in Can Francisco.
SAN FRANcIscO. Aoril 14 -At five minutes past
1 o'cloctr to-day there was experienced the
heaviest shock of earthunake felt here for
years. No damage is recorded, although build
ngs rocked so that the motion was plainly
visible. The Nevada block apparently swayed
a foot out of the perpendicular.
The Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line Rall
road.
ATLANTA. April 14.-The breaks in the Atlanta
and COarlotte Air-Line Railroad. caused by
the late storm, will all be closed and trains re
sume regular schedule time to-morrow.
Frank Leslie's Will Contested.
NEw YORK. April 14.-The contest over the
will of tue late Franar Laslle beran to-day be
fore Surrogate Calvin. The contest is brought
on by sons of the deceaent, the will having left
the greater part of the property to the widow.
Failure of a New York Cotten Firm.
NEw Yona. April 14.-Tbe cotton and banking
firm of Dodge, Potter & Co.. doing business at
ataIPlne street. have made aesignment. The
clalms of preferred creditors amount to $114.
THE FORTY-SIXTH CONGRESS.
The Geneva Award Bill Under Consideration
in the Senate.
WASHINGTON. April 14.-Benate.-Blls were
introduced and referred as iollows:
By Mr. Wallace-To delace the amount and
manner of purchaNe of public loins to be
mad- by the iecretary of the Treasury.
By Mr. Maxev-For the relief of ourtain ofi
cers and privates of the Uuited htates army.
Mr. Voor hees presented a resolution itstrunt.
ing the Committee on Pensions to report a bill
anuthorlzlo pensl, ns to surviving soldiers and
Bsllors of the Mexican war.
*Ir. McPberson. from the Committee on Naval t
Affairs. reported favotably on the bill for the
r, lief or the 4lbemarle and OhCsaveake Canal
Company. Pi.ced on the calendar.
The morning hour expired, and the Senate I
resumed conAidration of the Qeneva award
bill.
Mr. Call, of Florida. addressed the Penate In
opnositlon to the committee bill. He took a
different view from the suppoiters of the bill
as to the appllcabi'tty of the doctrine of subro
gation. If, this "uase the underwriter. in taking
the r lrk. exacted a suficiently large premium
to cover the risk of total loss, and made no nl
lowane for the possibility of a brea.ch of neu
trality by a forg ign g verp'mnt, In an arbi
tration and an award on damag a that p os
elbility was too intangible and shadowy
to enter into the contract, or to be
pleaded afterward as giving the right of
subrogation. He quoted ligal authorities to
sustain this pr 'position. and also the asset Lion
that the dernmnd for payment a' for total lose
was not a final and absolut, abandonment of
the lssured property, transfe ring th right of
subrogtlon wltu it. The e oum-Otances of
equity may exist, on whian the courts are to
pass, and may reverse the 'e hnical abandon
meat. In a cise who ae o por cIut premium
was paid. coulty wool i not allow the under
writ- r now to roe ,ver the oth'r (o per cent.
thus being pall twice; that might be his a,
e tract right in law. but. it was not an equitable
tigwt.
Mr. Thnrmsn ai ked to whom it would be un
just. TL , orwners were satifiled and asked
nothieg nr 'rt.
Mr ull t;aHl he was nlit argulOg for any class
of persons; ho, did not know who would be iu
jired and who ienefit, d by his propositions.
IIt uudltrstood the authorities to be against
the idea that such ina tb'r. Intengibl" possibil
ity of recovery constitute.. t the oeen recprandi.
or was asslgnableas as aight of troupety. He
denied that the award wa. :n any -ense subject
to legal claims. Municipal law could not cover
the distribution of a tlnd a v..rdod by ;oa gov
ernment to another, even where ' he award was
bated on claims of Individual cit us. There
could be no right uf property in the disposition
and willingness of Great Britain to make an
award of d ,mages. He cited various optnions
on this point. The question now is simply one
of equity as to who sustained the greatest loss.
He believed the loss .s by the exculpated com
missioners, and by reason of exhanced pre
miums, should be paid; that double payment to
underwriters should not be made.
On motion of Mr. Eaton. the pending bill
was informally laid aside, and the consular
and ,diplomatic appropriation bill was taken
up. The amount appropriated is $1746 135.
An amendment was agreed to appropriating
$24,000 for the salaries and expenses of the
recently appointed oommiusonaers to China.
after other slight amendments the bill was
psesed. The Senate then adiourned.
Ilouse.-The morning hour was dispensed
with, anid at 12:40 the H ,use wen. in'o commit
tee of the whole (Mr. Whithorne. .f Tennessee.
in the chair) on the Indian appropriation bill.
After some remarks by Mr. Baker, of Indiana.
the bill was read by sections for amendments.
Six or eight were offered, but most of them
were rej -cred. and none were of great Import
ance. Every amendmnent however, served as
an excuse for a .rneoh on the Indian question.
so that much titn was consumed.
Mr. Hooker. ot Mississelpi. gave notice that
he intended to off-r an amendmenttransferring
the Indian Bureau from the Interior to theWar
s Department.
The committee finally rose without acting on
the bill.
Mr. Hu'chlnson. of New York. introduced a
r bill to establish a uniform system of bank
0 ruptoy. Referred.
The House then took a recess until 7:30. the
evening se-sion to be for the consideration of
bills reported from the Committee on Naval
Affairs.
At 7:85 o'clock the House went intD commit
tee of the whole on the state of the Union. and
took up the bill providing for a permanent
constructi.n fund for the navy.
Mr. Whltthoroe, of Tennessee, chairman of
the Naval Committee. explained the features of
the bill, which, he said, came before the House
as the unanimous report of that committee. It
was intended to increase the efficiency of our
navy. As anaval power, be said, the United
States now ranks ninth or tenth, and could not
meet at sea .ne of the great maritime nations
of the world.
Mr. Harris, of Massachusetts, a member of
the Naval Committee. then spoke at length in
regard to the provisions of the bill in connec
tion with the existing state of our nav 1 f irce.
Atter some debate and a few amendments the
1)ill was laid aside for favorable report to the
House.
The next bill on the calendar was the bill to
anu horize and euoip the Howg~te Arctic expe
dition. and it was also laid aside with a favora
ble recommendation.
The committee then roeo and reported the
bills to the House. and the main Question hav
ing been ordered on them'the House adjourned.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
A Circus Man Murdered by a Gambler.
NASHVILLE. April 14.-James Farris. of Hart
ford, Uono., was shot and killed here yesterday
by a gambler named George Petway. The
murder wa, unorovoked, and the community
is highly indignant over it. Petway is in jail.
Farris was traveling with Coup's Circus. and
his remains will be forwarded to his home.
MUBDER AND ARSON.
WASHINGTON. April 1S.-A terrible murder on.
curred at Huntington this morning, the victim
being Perley B. Hutchinson, an aged and
wealthy bachelor. who lived alone in an iso.
lated locality. His throat was cut from ear to
ear, and several contusions were found on his
head. The body was concealed under a pile of
logs and the house set on fire, but the flames
were subdued and the body recovered. No clue
to the murderer.
TANNERY BURNED.
PEABODY, Mass., April 14 --A fire this morn
ing destroyed the main structure of Proctor's
tannery and a large amount of stock. The loss
is $14.000.
BURNED LEATHER.
LocKHAVENPORT. Pa., April 14 -The exten
sive tannery of Kisler Bros. was burned this
afternoon. Loss about $10o0,000o.
FOREST FIRES IN PENNSYLVANIA.
MILFORD. Pa., Aprll 14.-Owing to high winds
the forest fires in Pike county are assuming
alarming proportions. In remote townships
it is feared that all of the valuable timber will
be destroyed. At nigltt the horizon is a sheet
of flames. Large fires prevail in Monroe
county.
FOREST FIRES IN NEW JERSEY.
POINT PLEASANT, N. J.. April 14.-Twenty
seven hundred acres of valuable timber was
destroyed in Ocean and Mammoth counties,
tb!s State, yesterday, by extensive forest fires.
NEw EGYPT. N. J., April 14.-A very destruo
tive fire it sweeping through Cumberland. At
lantic and Ocean counties in this Btate. The
fire originated yesterday from locomotive
sparks, and since that time an area of fifty
miles long by ten wide has been burned over.
The smoke is dense and stifling for miles
around the burned district. Some loss of live
stock Is reported,
YouR RIVER. N. J.. April 14 -The entire coun
try about here I. a mans of fl tmas. One hun
dred square miles of cedar and pine foreste
have been consumed. The greatesr alarm is felt
by the villagers, who are r,ut fighting the fire.
Two houses in the outskirts have been burned.
Tom's RIVER, N. J.. April 14.-The great
forest fire has urossed the riv vr. and is sp"ding
toward Good Luck Point and I-land Beach.
and the utmost fears are felt that it will reach
the town.
AN SLEVATOR AOODENT.
FALL BIvEB, Mass . April 14 -The elevator in
Borden bloc fell aoldenta ly to-day. fatally
t injuring Henry Sevey. correspondent of the
Providence Journal, and seriously injuring five
1 others,
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
[The DIMOORAT is responslble for none of
the views expressed In the communieatioon
under this head; but no communloations will
be printed except from responsible parti|ls
NOW'S TIlE DaY AND NOW'N THE
HOUR I
NEW OLeAxe, April 14, 150.
To the Editor of the Demoorat:
For the live men, merchants and capitalists
of New Orlean-. to come forward and subsoribe
to the capital stock of one of the largest, and in
the near future, what will be one of
the most prosperous banks of this city, vis:
The Factors' Warehouse Bank, another
Inducement, among the many splendid ones
now plain in slht. is the fact of the Texas
Pacific R tilroad. via Red river. Bhrev-port and
Marshal (Texan'.) wilt ba certaltly built by Jay
Gould and his associates within eighteen
months from this date.
This is the last but one of the golden links
that w-re wantlng to the endless chain of our
prosperity. The lest will bi the steam line to
Rio Janeiro. Then do not dl ty longer to take
uno the stock of this mammoth bank, that will
yet tie,' pride fo our oelf.as . a crowning glory
of the Queen U ty of the South.
There Is no deceptlon hire: of Ihe future
bright or, ,spocts of thl bank there eannot be a
doubt n1 the mini or any intelligent merobhant
In thib city I h adventwill he ad the sin rising.
and its course upward grow brighter to its
meridian.
It will be as necessnry to our growth, expan*
sion, trade antd c,ýmmerce as the rays of the sun
to the ear!h, giving life. health. la totity.
strength and vigor to everything it shines
upon.
The time will come when a very high pre
miam wil b-, , xacted for shares in this bahn.
Mark the prediction.
Then. why not s'Izo the golden moment, when
you can secure shares at their par value by sb- '
c,' ip' Ion.
Fill up the reau'red number of shares, say
12,000, $1,2e00,(e0.
t-member that when the first installment is
paid in that the bnAk can open its doors for
business.
To conclude, may I ask why are our cltizens
so slow in elizing upon' golden opportuates?"
Look at the cities of the West. They never let
one to by that tends In any manner to build .p
trade at home and acroad, but seize it wit I
z lo and aviity, and i Iw eys with profit. Capi
tal diOcr e ly plaold here. in building and
manufacturing, has an assured future f satis
factory protfls second tonm city in the UiQn.
Now Orloans, April 14. 1880. ..
The Cotton spilnning In.stryi .
(New York Times.]
'rho cotton spinning industry, one of the
great Industries of the world, is oqntinually.
increasing, especially in this country. The
total number of spindles on the globe i, so
cordilg to the latest returns, 71,2 000,of
which ,reat Britain has 39,500,000. .Wi.1
land has, contrary to general opinion, mOLt
spindles, proportionately to Its popta
than any other Continental State, ranlog*l,
Europe immediately after England..
United States have 10,050,000 spin les; Franc.
has 5.000,000; Germany, 4,800.000; Buiala,
2,860,000: Switzorland, 1,870,000; Aftr._
1,800,000; Spain, 1,775,000; Italy, 900,000; B :
glum, 800,000; India, 1,275,000; Sweden and
Norway, 810,000; Holland, 280 000; Grees,
36,000; and otheroontrie (inoluding Denarka
and Portugal), 44,000 eplSades, Brltata ha/,
to every 1000 of its iuhabitants, 1180 spildlel,
Switzerland, 675; United States, 218; Frae,
135; Germany, 108; Spain, 108; Holland, 4.7
Sweden and Norway, 48; Austris, 42; Rus.i_,
39; Italy, 29. Fall River ls by largeodds t
greatest cotton-spinning centre in the Rtpib.
lic. It now has 1,361,191 eplndles and 82I
looms; uses 162,475 bales of cotton aanul1r
and manufactures every year about400,00,000.
yards of cloth. All of its fifty mills aen DW
very prosperous, and producing eaeO week
150,000 pieces of printing-cloths, not to pea
of sheetlngs, sileelas, white fine goods, fia y
cotton, etc. Their operatives number near
16.000, and the weekly pay-roll reaches some
5400,000. The corporations have suffered
much from dull times, dishonest treasurers,
and other oauses; but they have come bravely
out of their troubles, and their future looks
radiant.
A Politeial Divoree.
[New York Time.]
Divorce has been sought ere now for nearly
every conceivable cause or pretext in the
Western States, especially in Indiana; but a
entirely novel reason has been assigned
late by Peter B. Lay, of Lafayette for a
separation from his wife. Their dsharmod
has its source in politico, he b tug arampat
Democrat and she an ardent Republican of
the proselytizing school. He had subscribed
for the Democratic local newspaper, tihe
Dispatch, but she was unwilling heshould
read it, and even refused to allow the carrier
to leave it at the house. Lay countermanded
the order, and the sheet was put under the;
front door only to be thrown by the wife iasto
the fire. The carrier was than instructed to.t
deposit it in the barn, but the alert Mrs. La:r
captured it there, and promptly consigned it.
to the fldmes. Other efforts were made to in
troduce the Dispatch into the wood-pile, the
chicken-coop, and the smoke-house, thougil
they were all defeated by the vigllanceof the
wife. Lay complained bitterlyof theinvat
of his marital and political rights, and fl.l:'
proposed a compromise, which was duly
spurned. Driven to desperatjon, the husband,
consulted a lawyer, who, being a Democrat
declared the woman's conduct so heinous aSnj
outrage as to Justify immediate divorce. Ai
bill has been tiled, and the case will come
to trial at once.
A Girl's Encounter with a Burglar.
In Philadelphia, early Monday morninr
Miss Ella Duffy, aged 20 years. and living fn
the family of Lloyd Wiegand, hearing a noise
in the kitchen, stole quietly down stairs and ,
opened the kitchen door, when she was con
fronted by a man wearing.a mask. With an
oath the burglar turned upon her, raised a
jimmy which he had in his hand, and strnit
her on the head. The girl fell to the floot,
and the blood gushed from her nose and ears.
As she fell she caught sight of a saucepan oa
the stove. It was full of boiling water, and
as the burglar rushed at her again she jumped
to her feet and dashed the contents of the pan
into his face. With a yell and many curses
he ran opt of the back door and cried to his
accomplice, who was standing lan the yard:
"Run! I'm scalded." It is believed the girl's
scull is fractured.
A Commendable SEtP.
i(B ton Rduge Advocate.]
Major E. A. Burke, with his usual fore
sight and with an eye to the comfort and
convenienceof our delegates to the Oinain
nati convention, has secured rooms and par
lors for their use at one of the central lead
ing hotels in that city. An unusually large
attendance of delegates and leading citizens
is expected at Cincinnati, and this step to
procure for our delegates suitable saccommo
dations is in all respects commendable.
The West Point outrage Investigatlle..
WEB. POINT. N Y.. April 14.-HO n. Madtin i.
Townsend. directed by the Secretary of War t'
attend the Whittaker investigation, reacheS
here to-d,v. aend had a little p- rsonal difmoulty
with Recorder Bevis. b fore the latter recoa
nized hire. He then took part, tosomeextet,
In the proceedings. Nothing of impOrtanel
was elicited. ___ _ __ _
Death of Rev. Dr. osgosd..
NEw YOKr. April 14.-Rev. Dr. Oagood died
this morning of cong·stion of the lungs. .
The best tonio in re world is Mslaakot
ters. Prise medal received atthe Parbis E~ .
aition in 1878.

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