WASHINGTON. D. C, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1S74.
SI ITFS OF ROUSES AT THE W1IITXEY
.- iltys- C il:ol ltlll. dcW
FtiRKLM' ASTORE AND DWELLING;
fle rooms, in a snlrnM 1 locution, corner of
-riband C rtmtN C.pl'.ol 1IUL Jut iCMiti of
FcKneylvanU BTt-mie. A r-plendlcf pbwe for i
rrocei or nroiioo dealer. Innuliv&t 421 Ktcreuth
3 "-t & $. lVairsrlvania jmnue nurtli eU
GOO O STREET fcLEQNTLY-FUR
JKJtJ nl-hd r,nr anil It-rirfwim with Or with
ni It ard. iletS-U
00FKA10MA ENUL. FOR KENT
OfctJ V Pui ir and hamber, han Isomely fttr
y fiert iwtfcor nit boat board. at tC5 Vermont ac-
Huc, oppo-iu tLe Arlington hotel. leir-3t
11 I'll l,sTVANIA avenue n. w
XAVJi fun , tNT-Tho More and Basement
of I i arbh font building No 1101 Tfnnlra
uu avenue and Eie. cntli strev t west. Apnlr to
4. J. JOHNS.
Hi n-FMWW Office In front of City Hall
Fth RI-NO Oil M STREET. II KICK,
mot ro .onunl.ncf., $125. .No 211 A ktroet
n l a- in i U, luotUrn conrenleucea, s. No.
Ut ir tn rUiwes.,. brick io lerac or fxnlenres.
in is ami si on. itim in.n uuriii-
t ti rooms, i0u. No JZ- -ecmd street north -.wdtiiJi
itniu s i. No. Hiureuayl
una v i u trlc. r8 ai.d water, 7CL No. l 40
N w Wk avi mi . brlt k, modern convenlenc s,
Jo 417 K sut t. Itrii V. fc.s and water, bith,
Ac -- THO:? V AilA3lAN,19&eTCnUiatrtet.
Iei - i
ylT'O I SlIJEIT NORTHWEST FUR
Tt 4 (W Msheii i:o"M, en suite or single;
modem ii i it mints. Also, an office on first
l oor dccto-3t
I Ol LLE tNTH STREET NORTII
llOJ. "W fcT For lent, neatlr furnUhed par
lor nJ cuait in?r roinmnnleatlnfr; modern con
v nit ic 9 N (tlldren iti tin hoese. Hoard If
dicre and ttim- muderatt, 1131 Kleenth street,
nearM d -3t
rri 1 THIRTEENTH STREET NOUTH
Oll Vtsl-hr rent, ftirni&beil parlor and
(It m er on nrst floor, bay window and open tire.
1'ru e -7 ju r n unih de9-3t
AfiX Fot R AND A-HALF STREET
t UITIIWFS1 torrent, house and store,
to r nd-a-balf strLet pouthwcbt. also, a
b rum dwe ltn--boute. No. 33 E street eoath
w ' e i Ii onpptUfi wltn g and wat-r. Inptlre
at s fc s ret t southwest de9-it"
FOR RENT THE FOLLOWING HOUSES'
llou No t-3i 1-onrtli street between M and
N n t . c niaiiitii i ipnt rooms. rarrIa;e-houe
an -.tat le n nt, pir month. Hous No. Tuo M
6Pt Ptaiu ijf t-'x-n ro ra;; nut, Jii iwr
m u h H " -e No. 1 23Twt Ifth htreet. (.ontalnln
nt e r c i t, - r r nionth A. 1 Wis a
S N &Stv niii street o!insite Tate at Office,
FOR HTRf A GENTLEMAN HAVING
o fiirtbi r u-t at pn-scnt for his prlrale eir
nae and in t es oiUrs to hire to a rt sponsible
paitv our ug the pres nt MssiO'i of ougreas at &
UIl 11' pi 1 V AUUfLVb I . U 1H)X4J
d cfc T
lAS t Star
r-rQ ILMh NTH bTItfcbl- NOKT1IWE3T.-
UO I 'It REM A Urge suite or parlors,
handseme y fi rulst i.smlmth a flue Knate piano.
Also a -t con I- t ry front room T0i Elenlh
itHt b ve O nortliest. dc--6f
1 I) A WASHINGTON STREET. GEORGE-J-ix:
1v N For rent In Georgetown corner
M aMi ngtou n I Ii nharton stn-et-e, on P street
railroad j t ti lw D LLI INi., wltball mo.1
ern convcaltnce- -ulttble fora large fatnllv. An
piT u tdo r, l-Wiibluiton street.to A.ril'DE.
e.-W I M
AND S04 THIRD STREET S. E. FOR
r ut. iw o nice fire-room FIE AMES, at 12
and 3per Miniilh Kev next door Also far
li shed IliwiMv sircond story, front, at 310 First
atre t outlieast. rlrst-class locality, ni.ar the
rfVQ FIFTEENTH STREET NORTH.
i VO WET Hire rooms. Se cral finf office
ROOMS for rent. oer Thompson s Drug Store,
705 I ii tei nth sti eel no I7-lm
FCR RENT FURNISHED RESIDENCE.
c have four HOU&E, all very desirably lo
catd and we k furnished, varying In price from
f20& t frjOu per ii onth. Parties who may desire
elegant bouses will be hon n any of above by
8 HUYl K A ADDISON,
No. 1W1 New York avenue,
oc23-tf Cor Fourteenth st. northwest.
FOR RENT, BY THE Ibt OF SEPTEM.
EE1L In the mo-t desirable part of F street, a
store and dwelling with U rooms; all modern Im
provements. W ill be rented separate. If desired,
for one or more Tars, to responsible parties Ap
ply to EDWARD DOL.AN, 1343 F street. ap23-tf
COR RENT ELIGIBLE ROOMS, CON
X? gnss street, Georgetown Hilghts a PAR
LOR and two KOOMb on the first floor, and three
Chan m rs on the third floor; all choice rooms and
suitably furnished. oc6-Tu,Th&Stf
OOf, INDIANA AVENUE FOR RENT
Oivf Handsomely furnUhed Rooms, at No. 330
Indiana avenue octl-tf
FOR SALEOR RENT.
FOR SALE ORIENT A LARGE AND
commodious two-story and back building
BRD K DW H-LIN(r on tne Heights of George
town D. The building contains the modern
Improvcmmts, and ts within three squares of the
M tropo'itan t-treet Railroad The building ts
located in the centre of a square of ground Apply
to J AS. E. DAVIS,
der-2w No. 51 Congress street.
rpUL FIBLICARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
-i- Tiat I will pay no debts unless contracted by
incpr onall, or tiy m written authorltv,
dc . t M. R. bMlTH, en
"TON TO LOAN 20.000, 10,000, 5,000,
OlXf- ico, also, several small sums, to loan on
long time on first-class city property. Money
U loan on real estate. . ,...
B. n. WARNER,
de3-3m Corner Seventh and F streets.
Old Dr DARBY has rreater facilities than
ever for practicing his f pedal tr. Only one charge
for advue and nudlctne. Office anf Drng Store
corner Four-and-a-half street and Fcnnsvlvanla
aveuue tColuulzatlon Building.) no2(-lm
OARD OF AUDIT CERTIFICATES
AN D BONDS
Bou;23.t for C?o,sli.
MONEY TO LOAN.
J. W. STARR.
Northeast eornrr Fifteenth street and Ner York
aven ne. up $x iirs nolS-tf
DR. ROBERTSON.NO. STENTIISRTEET,
opposite City Oas Office, treats especially all
disease of the Unnarv Organs. Gonorrhea, Gleets,
Btrfcturesj Svphllls, and all Skin Diseases, Sem-
lnal Wtaknesses, Involuntarr Seminal Losses,
Impotency, Mental and I'hyslcal Incapacity, Im
pediments to Marriage, Ac. Guarantees a postlve
and speedy cure by newly-discovered remedies.
Dr. Robertson can be consulted every WEDNES
DAY and SATURDAY", from 8 to 9 p m. ocl9-tf
LOST FI E DOLLARS REWARD THE
above reward will te paid to the finder of an
EARRING k1 h Malachite setting lost either at
the C apitol. ou r street cars, or on Twelfth fctrct,
letween trt and New Y'ork avenue, on de
livery at the ofitte of John A Graw &. Co , 1426
New Y ork.Tenne. dcl4-St
FIRE 1NSURANGE COMPANY,
Or WAsnit gtos.
Cliirtcrcd by Congress, 1SSS.
CASH CAriTAL 1100,000 00
Office, Ko. 643 Lonislnnn avenue.
Dikectoeb Charles IKnap, president: George
W. Rlef viw prrsWent; Mrtlnll llrown, Klcta
ard a!Ucb, 'WllUam Dixon, filniuel Etcon, An
drew (Vrlle, Nicholas Acker, Joan T. Mitchell;
ob!e I). Lima, secretary. novS-an
rj-lUE ARLXSOTOX FIBE INSURANCE
TOR THE D1STKICT OF COLUMBIA.
Fold Capital, 8200,000.
Directors. 'Walter S. Coi, President: Dr. Wm.
r Johnson, Ice President: Win. It. Kllcy, Wm.
alt, Charles Edmonston, Wm. F. MatUngly,Adam
Gaddls, T. M. Hanson, W. H. l'hlllp.
C. B. MAUKY, Treasurer.
FKANK T. RAWLINOS, Secretary.
Office: H23 G street northwest, Washington. D.
XfllBE! FIBE! FIBE!
HEEMES'S IKSUBAIfCE COMPANY,
Or WASniHGTOS A!ID OIOBQCTOWS,
Office, Boom Ko. 1, over Bans of Washington.
Capital, $200,000. Surplus Fund, $100,000.
Chartered by Congress 1837.
Esan Plckrell, Geo. W. Cropley, Ed. Shoemaker,
James Adams, Thomas Parker,
T Edn.Uark, Jos.Bedfern,
Andrew Rothwell, J. 8. Walsh,
A. A. Wilson, T. B. Cross,
W.J. Wilson, . ,. W. K. Howard,
JAMES ADAMS, President.
octa-Sm C. W. HOWAJtD. SeereUry.
SCHTXT.EB & PINKAEU,
Successors to Daniel B. Clarke A Co..
WHOLESALE AND UETAIL DBUOGISTS,
477 PennsylTanla aresne, between Y our-and-a-balf
and Sixth streets. soTlZ-Th,STalm
ST. G. Tr ATT tia CO.,
Ho. 323 Fonr-anclJs-nalf Slreel, Oppo
site tbe Morrison Baliaing-,
EEAI ESTATE AGENTS AND BROKERS.
Buy and aeU REAL ESTATE, NEGOTIATE
LOANS, and deal In all classes of
3E1 lnrtrf.pt Soonrlttos.
The highest price paid for
CERTIFICATES OP THE BOABD OF AUDIT.
SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT TAXES PAR
3. C. LAY. S. V. NOYE3.
JOHN MOBBIS, JOHN W. MAUBY.
AYOI'NO LADY WHO HAS TAUQUT
lnmsntblp writes Spencerlsn hand desires
.-opylng. A'llr.-f. E. M F.. city P.O. deM
KOOM AND HOARD WANTED BY A GEN
TLEMAX. Cheerful room, wtll furnished,
or can furcl'b It himself; Are and gas, good table;
phniyof leop'e no objection; location near horse
railway. Address, slating terms, Ac, "CAN'K,"
pott Tkce. deH'St
-TV-ANTED LADIES TO KNOW THAT
i T frnn this day we shall i-tll t lubroldry Cot
ton at 3 rents per tkcin. Night down oLes, 15
cuts O.eniiH; Yokes 12 cents; Worsteds, all
shauis, from lb toiiccntsrerounce.
VMm lOM K ttret.
AI'HONOURAPHEK DEblRES A POSI
TION as clerk, to work at night. Address
P. O. Box 7 decs 6t
WANTED RESIDENTS OP GEOKUE
TOW N to know the Automatic Telegraph
' Company hae op.netl an office at Mr. A. v.
Orlmt-s 111 BrIJjrc street, an 1 are prepar. 1 to
I sind niesacc& to Balthi.ore, Phllulelphla. Trcn
i ton. Newark and New lurk at theli uniform rate
jnl 20worlaror iceiits. ilCi-lm
WANTED EVERY HOUSEKEEPER TO
call at 1C09 F street and examine Carter's
liirflar Alarm. The most reliable and st-cure pro
I teetion out apslntt burglars and sneak thieves.
Agents to canra a wanted. del-lm
WANT1.D EVERY LADY TO KNOW
she can bay Bergman's Zephyr Worrteds,
. arr shade rcolor,for fifiy cents per ponndcheaper
I th.n el-ewhere at PRINCE'S bumping deKl, 1000
F 6treet nuiO-lm
I -rrr ANTED PARTIES ON CAPITOLHILL
I V HAVING HOUSES TO BENT, either fur-
nlshedjor nnfnrnlshed, can haie them rented by
nlarlnr tbetn isnurhinile We hare a larce ana
current demand for HOUSES to rent, and owners
of such who may be desirous of renting will find It
to their adTantage to call upon us.
Beat Lstale Brokers,
110 First street snntlipft.t. i.anltol Hill.
WANTED-AT THIS OFFICE, COPIES OF
The Nation al KkfL-BLiosJi of the Zithday
NEW AND SECOND-HAND ONE PRICE
only. New clothing sold at Tcry reasonable
! prices, belected stockof secnd-hand clothing, very
cheap, at JUbTH'S. 619 D street, between Sixth
I and Seventh northwest. Branch store, 1215 E
I street, between Twelfth and Thirteenth N.W. Jy8
WAKIE D SECOND-HAND FURNI
ture. Bedclothes, Second-hand Clothing, and
' Boots and Shoes. Will pay the highest cash prices.
Orders hr mall nromntlT attended to. by II. COLE-
MAS' A CO., No. 936, corner of Tenth street and
EUREKA EMPLOYMENT OFFICE, 918
F street. Residence, Eureka House, 171? IC
street, between Connecticut atenae and Eigh
teenth street northwest
janlS MBS LOUISE C. BUTLER.
F(t SAT.K AN OLI ANDWKLL-ESTAIJ-1
1;1IED I-IMNEbh IIOUSF. Keons ghen
for dirpomjr of thet-ame and t mis by addressing
box 2-v, tlii- oftcf. tar del4-tf
TSiuT" hAlTh. bLVLNTH STUEET PRCJP
J tUT A STOIIK bTAM) and DW ELLIN (,
locatid bctwr n N and O street northwest. 1'rlcc,
7 WO nl 6u)reiutred lncath. bilance on long
tim Here Is a splendid oprrorttinltv to ohtaia a
business prop rt on one of the best business
treflb tu tbe (it;, on eas te.-ms
de 14-31 M.M KOHIiER. 513 Seventh street.
BIKUSs JOR SALE. MOUKINO BIKOS,
lUIian t anarie, and a tliu specimen of the
com 10 on C inary, 21 1 our-and-a-liall strtct to Jth
vteti, leiween Maryland avenue and bixtu street.
establishments in this cit, the property of a
gentleman who ha- no further iw for It, has been
It ft with us for sale. It conl9tsof a pair of tine
rtK6tii.it Horses, Mllver-nlaied IIarncss,and Coui e
Landaulette n ade byMooa Ilro$.,anl hai been
bit little used, 4 II. OLKHT A bON.HIrine
and gale stables, II street, between Thirteenth and
OH7 THIRTEENTH STREET N W FOR
tU 4 sale, a Jin1 tbite-story and buement
prcssed-1 rlcV. HOUSE, nine rooms modem Im
provements, No 907 Thirteenth street northwest,
opposite xrankllns.,... crs
412 seventh street.
delP-Tn, S, Th3t rStar F, M. A
OR SALE A AERY SUPERIOR PAIR
of larrlare noises nnt stvieana rucijie.
Apply at fcx utetntu sireei nortnwest.
Vl'i. liarp rnrrentlv In onr hands FOR SALE
the most extended and the fluestllne of HKAti
EbTATE on Capitol 11111, and in situations or un
questioned ncsllence. UOUSF.S OF EVEBY
uKStBIlTION. graduating from twenty Ave
thoUbend each to one tbousand dollars, and
very rnsay handsome TtUlLOINO LOTS AND
SUUAltE- OF (.BOUND In the most eligible lo
cations lu inn eautirul and rapidly expanding
section of the city. Furnished houses to rent.
Heal state Brokers.
No 110 First street southeast. Capitol Hill.
FOB SALE ONE OF THE HANDSOMEST
Tark Thaetons In the city. In good order and
strongly built: can be seen at ANDKEW J.
JO CE'S Carriage Beposltory, corner Fourteenth
and E streets northwest. noT27.TbStf
FOB SALE A NEW COTTAOEHOUSE, AT
Le Droit Park, containing seven m rooms and
cellar, water and gas. House 40x32. Lot contain
ing 5,43 feet; front, SOxil deen. Price t,500. Ap
ply at JOHN C. CALLAHAN'S Paint Store, cor
ner of Twelfth street and Pennsylvania avenue
northwest Kcvto be had next door. noZT-lm
LOTS "ABINOTON PAnK" AT FBI
VATESALv.. Circulars and Information of
LATIMLB & CLEABY. Auctioneers.
CARPEMXR AND BUILDER,
Massachusetts nvenne, bet. ThlrtcontU
and Fonrteentli streets.
Residence 1718 Fourteenth street norhwest.
All work executed promptly and faithfully.
Terms moderate. no!4-tf
XN THE SVPBEME COURT OF THE DIS
TRICT OF COLUMBIA. SPECIAL TEBM.
PBOBATE JCBISDICTION. OVEMBEB17,
In the matter of the estate of John Barker. Ap
plication for letters ef administration on the es
tate of John Barker, of the city of Washington,
District of Columbia, has this day been made by
James D Mllstead. All persons Interested are
hereby no tilled t. appear In this court on T LIES
DAY, the 15th day ofDee ember next, at 11 o'clock
a. m., to show cause why letters of administration
on the estate of Mid deceased should not issue ai
firayed. Provided, a copy of this order be pnb
Ished once a week for two weeks. In Tux NATlON-
Ai Bii-lblicas previous to said day.
Test: A. WEBSTEB,
noSJ-MSw Iteglster ofTWUls.
STOVES AND TDTVVARE.
Call and examine my extensive stock of
Heating, Cooking and Parlor SloTes.
SPEAK S CELEBItATED STOVES,
(Heating and Parlor,)
Of which we have In store a complete stock, whlchl
am selling at lower rates than heretofore. Also his
BEVOLV1NQ LIGHT ANTI-CLINKEB
An examination Is all that Is needed to he con
Ylnctd orthe fact.
To be found at the Stove Warerooms of
W. D. WYYILL,
453 PEKXSYtVASIA AVENUE.
Q1 Q TV. H. 1TABROVER, Q" Q
OJLO SEVENTH STBEET, OX.O
Five doors from Pennsylvania avenne north.
""'"' FTJBNACES, FIBE-BBICKB.
BEPAIBS FOB ALL KINDS OF STOVES.
FULL ASSOBTME1.TOF noUbE-FUUNISHINQ
M. W. GALT, BRO. & CO.
Have this season personally selected abroad with
great care and
the Largest and most Elegant Assortment or
n3STE5 FJN"C"ST C3-OOI3S,
ENG LISU TOCKET and TABLE CUTLEBY, 4C. ,
ever offered to their customers; which, together
with an unusually large stock of
Watties, Jewelry, Sifter ani Fine Plated Ware,
They offer at very low prices.
43Attention It called to their assortment of
ENGLISH CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS.
For effect, brilliancy and
they excel any heretofore Introduced.
de9 Star. I
THE TJNDEBSIGNED HAVING TAKEN
the new and ELEGANT IKOM-FBONT build
ing on Eighth street, near Market Space, No.
313, would Inform their customers and friends that
they are stocking their warerooms with a tine class
of furniture purchased at reduced prices, and In
tend to sell accordingly. All we ask Is a call, and
we are confident we can give satisfaction In quality
and price. H. F. ZIMMEKMAN A SON.
IN THi SUPREME COURT OF.THE DIS.
TKICT OF COLUMBIA.
Sobers Cohen )
vs. . InEqultyNo.3085, D0C4U.
George W. Wis et aL, . , . . . ...
ThS cause has-been referred to the Auditor t
state the account of the trustee and tbe account for
distribution of the find among the creditors of taa
late John U. Wlae: .
Therefore, the erelltors of the estate of the aald
John II. Wise, deceased, are hereby notlned ta lite
their claims with the vouchers thereof. In my once.
No. 4S Louisiana avenue, Washington city, on or
before MONDAY, the Slst day of December. 1874.
BOBEBT LEECH. Auditor.
PXCXMSZS 1, U7J. decl.TuIn
AFFAIRS IN LOUISIANA.
AXAZTSIS OFTJIS CJEXSV8 OF POPU
Z.ATIOX. FOBEIGN OR ALIEN BE3IDENT3 VIR
GINIA, bOUTU CAROLINA AND LOUISI
ANA COMPABED-THE CBEULES, OLD
U111GSAND DEMOCRATS-THE PRESENT
bTATUS OF PABTIES AND THEIR NUM-BEBS-COLORED
Correspondence of the National Republican.
New Oblka.ns, Dec II. 1ST4.
Turn It at yon may, this question of "the peo
ple," as presented In connection with the Louisi
ana case. Is decidedly interesting. It Is one some
thing of a knowledge ol which would certainly
seem as essential to anything; like a fair under
standing of the situation. Tbo two, tn fact, are
Inseparably connected, tn that a proper knowl
edge ol the one carries with It to no little extent
a solution of tbe other.
Louisiana, If like Mississippi, Alabama or any
other Southern State, would be readily under
stood. Louisiana, as presenting the. general
features of a foreign principality rather than an
American S'ate, Is at onco a political anomaly
few are prepared to comprehend. And yet It Is
only by grappling with the facts as they are and
comprehending the make-up of tbe body politic
as It Is that one can In any wise take In the actual
Eitnatlon. Louisiana Is certainly most unfor
tunate in Its general make-np and composition.
States, like Individuals, however, must suffer for
their misfortunes as well as their crimes. A
mixed and mongrel population, as presented In
Louisiana, must needs, as a natural consequence,
be more or less revolutionary.
A people of such mixed and mongrel extrac
tion cannot well make an oer-prosperoas State.
It Is said that comparisons are odious. It Is by
comparisons, nevertheless, one best arrives at a
satisfactory conclusion. Virginia was certainly
far worse devastated by the war than Louisiana,
The proportion, In fact, was undoubtedly as fully
ten in the former to one In the latter. A few
years of peace, and the relative positions as re
gards material prosperity are fully reversed.
Virginia presents a peaceable and comparatively
prosperous community. The people of Louisiana,
reveling in anarchy and confusion, arc stagger
ing on the verge of admitted bankruptcy and
ruin. If mlsgovernment and maladministration
be pleaded In bar It is but necessary to revert to
South Carolina, and tbo relative position of
Charleston and New Orleans. Whatever may
be said of tbe government of Louisiana it will be
conceded that it ranks at least several degreesln
advance of that as experienced by the people of
South Carolina. And yet what do we see as be
tween Charleston and New Orleans. Charleston,
as It seems, was never before as prosperous and
flourishing as now. New Orleans, on the other
hand, presents but the general and unmistakable
evidences of ruin and decay on every hand.
The difference, as sccn,kmust rest with the peo
ple rather than tbo governments of the respective
States. The people of Virginia and South Caro
lina, counting tbe blacks as occupying the same
relative positions materially In all, are, In the
main, of the American or Anglo-Saxon descent.
The foreign and Creole elements of Louisiana, on
the other hand, of mixed, mongrel and Latin ex
traction, afford a contrast that, to the American
nt least, is explanatory of the situation. The
Americans or Virginia put their shoulders to tho
wheel and have. In a measure, at least, made
good the ruin of tbe war. The merchants of
Charleston, developing tbe necessary energy,
have overcome the evils of maladministration as
manifestly four told worse than In Louisiana, and
made the city more prosperous and flourishing
than ever before the war.
THE I.OCISIAKA CTtE0I.ES,
In the meantime, brooded over their misfortunes;
damned the Yankees for their losses, and occa
sionally demonstrated a higher order of civilisa
tion by an Indiscriminate shooting of colored Radi
cals, as in tbe Grant parish massacre, or In a
general murder of officials, as at Coushatta.
The elements In New Orleans, not to be outdone,
have turned loose tho Dagoes at times in a general
massacre of blaeks, as In 'U and '08; marshaled
their forces under Carter In an open Insurrection
for the overthrow of Warmoth In 1872; got up an
Impromptu insurrection (tho Jackson square
fiasco) In 1873, and, as a final culmination, a
glorious revolution In September, 1874. There
can be no effects without a cause. Virginia,
Louisiana, Charleston, New Orleans; the cause,
like the effects, are equally palpable.
As In a material, so In a political sense. It Is
only by studying the body politic, as a foreign
rather than an American community that onecan
arrive at anything like a fair understanding
of tbe situation. The American clement, even
though assuming the lead, as a comparatively
small clement, at best, must be viewed as a part
only of the whole. The make-up of tbe whele
becomes at once tbe question of Interest to the
public at large. Something of Its make-up and
organisation politically In the past may be of in
terest as a preface to that of to-day.
In tbe make-up of the original parties the
Wblgs composed In the main the worth and re
spectability of tbe State. As the party of re
spectability they drew tn their train tbe repre
sentative French Creoles. This carried with It
the masses of tbe various Creole elements of
French extraction. Tbe Democrats, on tbe other
band, were the party of universal suffrage. They
were tbe party of "the people," as opposed to the
somewhat higher-toned pretensions ol tbe Whigs.
Tbe Democrats carried with them, as a conse
quence, the various grades or castes of the Da
goes. They controlled, as well, the poor whites of
tbe country parishes. Tbe Irish and tbe Ger
mans, too, trained with tbe Democracy. The De
mocracy, thus massing tbe naturalised foreigners
with tbe "poor white trash" of the country and
the canatlle or the city, were enabled to carry tbe
At the same time, tbe city of New Orleans was
controlled by tbe Whigs. On either side It was a
mere handful of politicians controlling tbe misses
as with an iron hand. Sncb a thing as freedom
of opinion was practically never known. It was
simply a massing of one class of foreigners,
backed by the "poor whites," against another.
The rank and file on either side entered Into the
merits of tbe discussion about as do tbo soldiers
of two opposing armies. Tbe Issues, as evidenced
In not a few or tbe campaigns, were quite as
bloody In their results. Tbey were certainly such
in their vindictive animosities as never evert
dreamed of In a Northern community. Theyre
sulted.to a very great extent In a.breakup of party
lines, In a general and murderous onslaught upon
all foreigners In tte Know-Nothing campatgnor
TITH TV AH,
following In Its train, sweptall of Enow-Nothings
an Wblgs into tbe common vortex of rebellion.
It merged all of the various Creole and foreign
elements into a compact mass, In control of the
leading spirits of the Democracy. It turned all
of tbe vindictive hatred of tbe Creole elements
against tbe Yankees, i. e tbe Radicals, as the
cause of all their misfortunes.
It brought out another element of tbo body
politic In the shape of tbe blacks. We had thus,
as a measure of reconstruction, a reorganisation
of parties upon a new basis. We bad a compact
organisation of all the various foreign and Creole
elements, of mixed, mongrel and Latin extrac
tion, with a comparatively small sprinkling of
tbe American, under the lead of a mere handful
of Democratlo politicians, "the people of Louisi
ana." We bad in opposition a respectable showing of
white Republicans, backed by a compact organi
zation of tbe newly enfranchised blacks the
Republicans of Louisiana.
It was thus: "Tbe people" ts. Tbe Republicans.
"Tbe people" elected Sir. HcEnery. Tbe Re
publicans elected Mr. Kellogg.
It Is, perhaps, as fair a statement, In brief, of
tbe respective claims of SIcEnery vs. Kellogg as
could well be made. Divested ol all cloaklngs,
It resolves itself", as a matter of equity, Into a
simple showing of tbe relative strength In rotes
of "Tbe people," . ., the foreign Democracy vs.
Tbe Republicans. There is, at least, a tangible
method of arriving at the actual votes.
Tbe census of 1870 gives as tbe number or males
over twenty-one, an aggregate of 174,187. Of
these, again, 169,001 are classed as male cltlxens,
leaving a residue of 15,188 as tbe number of aliens
or unnaturalized foreigners. Following the same
authority, we have, white males.orer twenty-one,
87,0M; colored do 80,813; giving an excess or
whites or 1S3. Now to arrive at tho strength of
tbe parties in tbe field. Deducting from the
total of white males rated, as seen, at 87,06a, tbe
number or aliens, or 19,180, and we bare 71,889 u
tbe sum total ol tbe white voters In tbe State.
As Immediately opposed to this, Is an aggregate
or colored males over twenty-one, amounting to
86,913. This gives at onee,-ai seen, an Immediate
majority in lavor or 15,033.
Tbe Republican leaders at tbe time claimed a
white Republican vote or fully 10,000 votes all
told. Place It at tbe half even, or as representing
5,000 voters. Deducting this 6,000 from the total
white rote or 71,880, and classing tbe remainder
as all Democrats, we have 66,880 as the sum total
or the Democratlo rote. Adding the 8,000 again
to tbe total colored vote of 86,813 and we arrive at
S1.S13 as tbe Republican rote. This gives a ma
jority as seen on a total vote of 15,033. As no one
claims any division among tbe blacks at tbe
time, tbe proportionate majority, at least, must
stand as Indisputable. Any loss of rotes on an
honest count does not affect tbe proportion. It
settles the question ln equltji atleait of HcEnery
ts. Kellogg. Dot.
THE REPUBLICAN OPPORTUNITY
CHEAP TRANSPORTATION THE LATE
RICHMOND CONVENTION INDORSE
MENT OF SENATOR WINDOM'S RE
PORT THE NATIONAL REPU BLICAN'S
POLICY COMMENDED THE SOUTH
AND WEST UNITED.
The following article Is taken rrom the St.
Paul l'rtii, ol tbe 10th Instant, one of tbe ablest
and most Influential Republican papers ln the
Tbe proceedings of the Cheap Transportation
Convention recently in session at Richmond, Va.,
were not given tbe space or tbe prominence ln
the Associated Press dispatches which their im
portance warranted. Tbe spirit and temper of
tbe convention are set forth ln tbe correspondence
of the Washington REr-CBLiCAit, which wo pub
lish elsewhere. It Is a significant circumstance
that Mr. Wlndom's scheme or water routes be
tween the East and the West received the em
phatic and overwhelming Indorsement of the
convention in opposition to the freight-railway
project which was ably presented as a competing
candidate for tbe lavor of tbe convention.
It. M. T. Hunter, tbe well-known Democratlo
Senator from Virginia before tbe war, Indorsed
Mr. Wlndom's entire scheme of Internal Im
provements with unqualified emphasis, and In
sisted that It was so fair and equitable to all sec
tions ol tbe country.and promised sncb useful re
sults to all sections, that It should receive uni
versal indorsement. There Is no doubt thatln
this Mr. Hunter speaks the general sentiment or
Southern statesmen or all shades or political
THE SOOTH AKD WEST
areTractIcalIy united In favor of the policy and
ol the special scheme of Internal Improvements
which Mr. Wlndom has urged upon Congress In
bis very able report on that subject, and New
England and New York are not far behind. Tbe
eager, enthusiastic and general support which
the recommendations of that report havo re
ceived from nearly every section or tho country
ln the Interval vfhlcb has elapsed since Its pub
lication shows that the pnblie sentiment orthe
nation is not only fnlly prepared for, bnt earnestly
demands a national policy pr internal Improve
ments on a scale adequate to the pressing and
rapidly growing commercial necessities of the
country, and to tbe early and complete utlliia.
tlon of the magnificent apparatus of Internal
commerce with which nature has interlinked the
various sections or tbe Union. The Republican
party having already taken the Initiatory steps
towards the adoption ef this policy cannot now
aflurd to hesitate or to draw back.
IP it is to wis m 1876
It must bo by a bold, vigorous, progressive
adaptation of its statesmanship to the pressing
exigencies of tbo epoch: first by providing for an
earlr return to specie payments, and next by
courageously grappling with and solving the
great problem ol cheap transportation between
the dlfierent sections of the country, on which the
national prosperity, and especially tbo prosperity
' of tbe agricultural classes, so vitally depends.
ii me jieimuucan party snail go into tne next
Presidential campaign on these issues; if It shall
filer to the capital or New England and New
York tbe guarantees of stable values and secure
Investments Implied In the restoration of the gold
standard, and te the agriculture and manufac
tures of the West and South emancipation from
the burdens of railroad monopoly and Troe com
merce by water to the sea, It will practically
unite all sections of the country in policies at
once so conservative and so progressive so reas
suring to the moneyed Interests and so stimulat
ing to the Industries of tbe country. If
THE rilESEUT COXORESS
shall, beforo adjourning, have tbe courage and
the wisdom to do these two things: adopt the
recommendations of the President concerning an
early return to a specie tasls, and of Mr. Wln
dom s report for the improvement or the great
natural water routes between the West and tbe
seaboard, there can scarcely be a doubt that it
would at once revive the prostrate industries of
the country. I m Dart confidence to tho caoltal of
the country, ln place of the timid and feverish
uncertainties which now hoard It ln vast super-
apunuance at tne money centres, anu tnus set it
for investment In legitimate business and Indus
trial enterprises, and Induct the nation tntoanew
era of solid prosperity. We understand that Mr.
Wlndom intends to press the measures recom
mended In his report last summer as soon as tbe
surveys are in, and It Is to bo boped that tbe Re
publican majority of Congress will not miss the
opportunity to boldly and heartily identify tbe
Republican party with a policy which Is vital to
the material development of the country, and to
the prosperity or agriculture and Its lnter-de-pendent
THE POLICE HAY STOP SVKDAY COX
CERTS. New York, Dec 12. Chier Justice Daly, ln
tbe Court or Common Pleas, rendered an opinion
this afternoon denying a motion to continue tho
Injunction restraining tbe police commissioners
from interfering with Sunday concerts at Terrace
Garden. The court sustains tbe constitutionality
of tbe act for tbe better preservation of peace on
Sunday, and declares that the things prohibited
need not be expressed In the title. Moreover, the
court cannot say Judicially that tho prohibition of
theatrical performances on Sunday does not con
duce to tbe preservation of peaco on that day.
BURIAL OF HR. CORNELL.
Ithaca, Dec 12. The funeral of tbe late Eira
Cornell took placo here to-day, and was largely
attended by people from tbe surrounding coun
try. The casket containing tbe body was taken
from tbe late residence of Mr. Cornell to the
library of tbe University, where, tor three and a
bair hours, a great crowd filed tbrougb-to view
for the last time the mortal remains of their
great bcaefactor. The funeral services consisted
of the reading of the burial services by RcV. Dr.
Wilson and prayer, and a brief address by Rer.
Dr. Stebblns. All business was suspended, and
the remains were followed to their last resting,
place by a vast throng.
RECORD OF CRIME.
Hattie Ecaman, a servant girl, at Manchester,
N. 31., decapitated her illegitimate Infant on
Saturday with a pair of shears.
A man was arrested ln Philadelphia on Satur
day on suspicion of tbe larceny of thirty-one re
volvers, a fine varied assortment, which he was
offering for sale at low figures. He bad only ar
rived by a train on tbe Pennsylvania railroad a
short time before his arrest. Until be gives a
satisfactory account of bow he came ln possession
or tbe property be will be held by the authori
ties. The supposition Is that a robbery has been
committed somewhere In the West.
Revenue officers have seized five thousand dol
lars' worth of cigars at Omaha on the allegation
that tbey were unstamped.
Rhode Island State constables have seized
twenty-nine barrels or liquor from a store, In
cluding some recently replevlned from their cus
tody. The Knights Templar or Philadelphia are
making preparations tor a grand fete on the 6th
of January, ln tbe Academy of Music and Horti
Professor Marsh and party returned from the
West Saturday to New Haven, Conn. The scien
tific results or tbe expedition are important, and
will soon be published.
A young man went into a barber-sbop Satur
day, ln Boston, and, standing before a mirror, cut
bis throat with a razor. He was out of work, and
bad become desperate.
R. J. Dallas, cashier or Molson's bank, of To
ronto, Ontario, has been missing since Monday,
and It Is supposed be has absconded. It Is not
yet known to what extent he Is a defaulter.
The special correspondent at Fort Garry, Mani
toba, telegraphs that In spite of contradictory
news he knows positively that the Imperial Gov
ernment Intends to Issue amnesty to Kiel and
Tbe latest from tbe Corinth bank robbers states
that the sheriff's pout are ln hot pursuit, but are
nearly twelve hours behind them. Tbe robbers
were making for tbe Sand mountain, ln Alabama.
In Philadelphia a bond ln tso,ooo bas been en
tered into for the appearance of George F. Hilt
at tbe United States Circuit Court for tbe South
ern district or New Fork on the 13th of January
Tbe Supreme Court of Maine has decided that
women cannot bold tbe office or Justice or the
petce, or any other office mentioned ln tbe con
stltntlon, but tbe Legislature nay authorize
women to bold any office created by that body.
The American Tract Society denounce as a
fraud James L. Stevens, appealing as agent of
tbe society from Des Moines, Iowa, ror aid for
tbe Nebraska sufferers. The American Tract
Society say tbey bave no such agent, but recom
mend charitably disposed people to forward con
tributions to the general roller agents.
Tbe suit of James H. Banker against Commo
dore Vanderbllt to recover bis notes for a half
million dollars and property which secured
them, given during tbe panle of September, 1878,
upon Vanderbllt's acceptance o( the presidency
or the Lake Shore road, has been withdrawn,
and real estate, mortgaged as security for the
notes, valued at 1460,000, transferred to Vander.
bilt. Tbe result was arrived at by an amicable
About two hundred sailors paraded the streets
of Philadelphia Saturday with flags and, ban
ners, beaded by a band ot music They are on a
strike against a proposed reduction of pay by the
shipping masters. The striking sailors ln pro
cession carried two banners, containing the words:
"Friendless sailors only ask for what Is tight.'
Tbe other read: "Remember tbe defenders of the
country ln time of war." A large number of
.flags, representing various countries trading
-with tbe port of Philadelphia, and a full-rigged
schooner, elevated upon the shoulders of four
men, were also conspicuous ln tbe line.
Andy Johnson thinks be has sixty to begin his
contest with for the United States ISenatorshlp
In Tennessee. Tbe ex-President Is t Nashville,
ready for the fray.
A NATION'S KOYAL VISITOR
JCIXU KALAKAUA'S SBCOys DAY IK
HIS RECEPTION BY CABINET OFFICERS
THE ESCORT OF THE MABINES HIS
QUARTERS AT THE ARLINGTON-THE
KING'S VISITOBS-THE ROYAL TABLE
SCENES, INCIDENTS AND INFORMATION.
Taking up tbe narrative or the visit to Wash
ington or the royal party from the Sandwich
Islands, Including K)ng Kalakaua and bis suite
or ministers and councilors, where It was left off
SatHrday.the following Is a connected account:
It was known ln Washington that the royal party
would leave Baltimore Saturday morning In tbe
10:16 train. At 10.45 a special train left tho Sixth
street depot to meet the King at Wilson's station.
Tbe party on board were the Secretary of State,
Mr. Fish; tbe Secretary or tbe Navy, Mr. Robeson;
the Secretary or War, Mr. Belknap; Mr. Ellsba
H.Allen, Chancellor or tbe Hawaiian Kingdom;
Mr. Ramsdell, or tbe Tribune, (N. Y.j; Mr. Car
son or tbe Timet, (N. Y.); Mr. O'Connor, ot tbe
Telegrcn, (N. Y.j; Mr. Croggln, or tbe Star; Mr.
Harris, Baltimore Press Association, and the
representative or The Republican.
The ride out to Wilson's station was enlivened
with pleasant conversation, and after waiting
thereabout fifteen minutes
THE KIHO'S Tr.AIS
came up. Tbe party from Washington was
quickly transferred. Captain Temple, with bis
aides Lieutenants Totten, Palmer and Hooker
received tbe Cabinet officers and presented them
to the King, and alter this formality a general
Introduction took place The conversation was
ln no sense a formal one, or In any way official
In Its character. Each of the Secretaries pleas
antly conversed with bis Majesty concerning his
health, the fatigue of bis long Journey and the
special Incidents of his trip, but matters or the
slightest public moment were not even remotely
alluded to. The health, long-life and most
abundant prosperity ortbe King was Invoked ln
several rounds of champagne, and for the pipe of
peace delicate Havanas were substituted.
On tbo arrival of tbe palace train at the Sixth
street depot the King, escorted on his right and
left by Secretary Fish and Mr. Commlssiener
Allen, walked through the depot to the mala B
street entrance. On this street a full battalion
of Marines were drawn up In line, and as the
King stood tn tbe doorway or tbe depot tbey
presented arms, while the full Marine band
played appropriate rnusjc Tbe companies of
Marines were formed In marching order, and be
tween them the carriages engaged to convey the
royal party to tbe Arlington were drawn up.
The first was occupied by
who was received by tbe Washington populace
with every mark of honor and consideration and
enthusiastic cheering, and Secretary Fish and
Chancellor Allen. The other carriages were oc
cupied by Governor J. O. Domlnls, of Oabu; Gov
ernor J. M. Kapenu, or Maull; Secretaries Bel
knap and Robeson, Colonel W. M. Wherry, Uni
ted States army, and aide to General Schofleld;
Lieutenant Commander W. II. Whiting, or tbe
United States sloop-of-war Beneda, (a personal
friend or tbe King; Colonol Hubbard, aide to
Governor Booth; MrH. A. Pierce, United States
Minister resident to'the Sandwich Islands; Mr.
Joseph Irwin, agent if tbe Associated Press As
sociation of San Francisco, and tbe Journalists
resident ln Washington, named above.
while the rnoczssion
was moving up B street to Seventh and Into the
Avenue, Mr. Wlddows added to thejoy all seemed
to feel, the music of the Metropolitan chimes.
It Is very seldom that the streets of Washington
presented a more anlmatedappearanee than they
did on this occasion. The sidewalks or Pennsyl.
vanla avenue were crowded with men, women
and children, all anxious to catch a glimpse or
the first reigning King ever on our shores. Every
window seemed to be filled with anxious specta
tors, and the house tops were covered with peo
ple. Tbe appearance or the street conld only re
mind one familiar with such scenes or an Inaugu
ration day. At 12 o'clock, the
reached tbe Arlington, and while alighting from
their carriages and entering the hotel, received
by Mr. Roessle, tbe marines, again in line, pre
sented arms, and tbe band played tbe national
anthem or the Sandwich Islands, (published ln
The RxruBUCAX of Saturday.) Tbe King was
Immediately shown to bis apartments, consisting
or the throne roomy tbe royal dining room, tbe
secretary's office and tbe royal bed chamber.
These rooms have been heretofore described.
Tbe King Is not well, being a severe sufferer
rrom a cold contracted at Omaha, en route to this
city. He was attended during the afternoon only
by bis physician, Dr. Turner, or the navy, and
one or two ot his suite.
THE KISQ'S BBXAXPAST.
At eleven o'clock yesterday morning breakfast
was served his Majesty In tbe royal dining-room.
It consisted of
Oysters on tbe shell.
Smelts ana scollops, breaded and fried.
Filet of beef. Lam fa chops with green peas.
Quails on toast.
Omelet with mushrooms.
Pommes de Terre, a la Duchesse.
Wines Chateau Marganx, Steinberger, Cabinet
The Secretary or State, Mr. Fish; Admiral
Reynolds, Admiral Bailey, Rear Admiral
Alden, Assistant Secretary or State, Mr. Gad-
wallader. Lieutenant Cheney, Governor Edward
M. Cook, Chief Justice Walte, Commander
SIcord, Commissioner Carter, of the Sandwich
Islands, and Paymaster Reynolds called during
tbo forenoon, and while they were received by
members of tbe King's suite be did not see any
At two o'clock luncheon was served to the
King and his suite. This consisted of boned
turkey, pheasant barde fold, game pate, spiced
oysters, roast beer, chicken salade, and haut
Sauterne and Chateau Margaux. At six o'clock
the ki jo's Drxirai
was served. Royalty Is a human Institution,
after all, and made out to be content with the rot
lowing: Oysters on shell.
Soup Mock Turtle.
Head and shoulders or Cod.iauce HoUandalse.
Pommes de terre, a la Duchesse.
Tenderloin or beer with mushrooms.
His le Veau aux Eplnards.
Callle aux Petite Pols.
Meringues a la Suisse.
Chateau Y' quern.
While all these good things loaded the King's
table during tbe day be eat really nothing but
oysters. Oysters Is the King's weakness. II you
want to win bis everlasting good will treat him
to oysters. He likes them ln any shape, but the
raw ones seem to tickle bis palate tbe most. He
never knew what oysters were till he came to
Washington. He's half crazy at the very thought
of a dozen on tbe half shell, and a piece of lemon.
Well, they constitute a royal-dish, and kings
always did like them.
THE KISQ'S HEALTH
Is still Tery poor. He was suffering rery much,
from bis throat last night, and on that account
no definite arrangements bare been made for his
movements to-day. Yesterday afternoon be left
the throne-room ror a (ew minutes and went to
bis private parlor, but be bad not been there
more than fire minutes when be began to cough
and had to return.
Dr. Turner, or (the nary, his attending physi
cian, made a thorough examination or bis lungs,
but found them to be perfectly strong. He Is suf.
ferlng with a severe cold and aggravated sore
throat. During tbe day Secretary Fish called at
the hotel to see tbe King, but did not do so, owing
to the sickness el His Majesty He communi
cated a message from the President, through one
of his suite, to tbe effect that the President re
gretted exceedingly to bear ot tbe King's Indis
position, and that, although the President was
suffering himself from severe cold, he would bare
called upon the King If His Majesty bad been ln
a condition to receive visitors. Tbe Secretary
also requested a message to be communicated to
tbe King expressive of bis own sympathy, and a
hope that be would soon recover bis accustomed
health. Dr. Turner stated that tbe royal visitor
might be well enough to be presented to the
President to-day, but did not think It advisable
that be should undergo any farther fatigue.
The time for the arrangement of the programme
for the entertainment of His Majesty will depend
upon tbe state or bis health. It Is the Intention
of tbe President and Mrs. Grant to give him
A OBABTJ SXCXmOX
at tbe White House one evening this week, for
which cards will be Issued to a large number of
prominent persons. The King will spend about
ten days ln Washington, but hat not yet deter
mined what cities be will visit after lea7lng here
KOTXXX3TB OP IBM SUITE.
Yesterday forenoon Governor Kapena, Minis
ter Pierce and Commissioner Garter attended St.
John's church. Mr. Secretary FHh stepped over
to Governor Kapena's seat and shook hands with
him. It created quite a sensation lnthe church,
for Governor Kapena was mistaken for the King.
After luncheon at tbe Arlington Ui tame party
went out ln two carriages for a drive, and visited
some of the principal points or attraction about
the tewa, and later In tbe afternoon tbey attend,
ed service at St. Aloyslus.
CAPTAIJt WJI. 0. TEJtPiE,
the United States officer immediately charged
with the attentions of the Government to the
King, bas with blm Lieutenants Tolten, Palmer
and Hooker; one or more or them Is on duty all
tbe time. They are polite and accomplished gen
tlemen, and visitors to tbe King or any o! his
suite, or persons wishing Information, will find
them courteous and obliging.
King Kalakaua bas been Invited to attend the
theatre to-night by Mr. Saville, and witness Miss
Kellogg's rendition oi MIgnon. ir his health
permits his presentation to the President to-day
he will accept the Invitation to be at the opera,
otherwise be will not, for he will not appear In
public at all until the formal visit to the Presi
dent bas transpired.
HIS PXBSOXAL APPEARANCE.
King Kalakaua stands fully six feet and two
Inches, and, without an ounce of superfluous
fleib, bas a corresponding frame. His face Is one
of great strength, full or obaracter and intelli
gence. He reminds one considerably or John F.
Cook. He Is rery dignified ln abything like
official Intercourse, hut ln social attalrs he Is en
tirely pleasant. At all times he Is addressed as
"Sire," or "Your Majesty." His hair Is long,
silky and raven black, and bis side whiskers and
moustache are also long and black. He speaks
English with the greatest ease and purity, and
ln all his conversation there Is a strength and
character which mark him as no ordinary man.
BELONGS TO A BACE OP OIANTB.
In earlier times, ln tho Sandwich Islands, tho
governing men, or chiefs, held their title more by
the supremacy of physical strength than anything
else. The chlels were the strong men, and the
most powerful or these became kings. Tbey In
variably married with large women, and hence
from the line of bis ancestors comes this flue
specimen of physical manhood, combining now
with strength education and refinement.
THE CANVASS BY" THE RETURNING
Special to The Republican.
New Ohi-eamj, Dec 13. The returning board
are finally compiling tbe returns. Counting
every contested poll ln tbe parishes where fraud
and Intimidation have been clearly established
the majority now claimed by the Opposition for
Treasurer, the only State officer running. Is a
little over 2,500. Should the returning board
throw out the vote of the four or five parishes ln
which not one Republican vote was permitted to
he cast, though there was a considerable colored
vote registered, the Republican candidate will to
declared elected. It Is Impossible to say what
tbe board will do. Tbey are dally and hourly
threatened with assassination unless they make
their return In accordance with White League
dictation. In any case, however, the Republican
constitutional amendments are admittedly car-
rieu. ine total rote is larger than In 1872, and It
Is a significant fact that on the basis or the vote
of this election, as claimed by the Democrats, ir
tbe Republican parishes, which the rusion board
threw out on frivolous pretexts ln 1872 were
counted the result would show that Grant and
Kellogg carried the State ln 1872 by a large ma
jority. It has transpired that during the trouble In
VIcksburg two companies or White Leaguers
started from here for that city. There Is an alli
ance, offensive and defensive, between the White
Leaguers or Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and
Louisiana, and aid can bo sent to any point when
Boston, Dec 13. A terrible double tragedy
was enacted this afternoon In Charlestown by
Wm. H. Jones, or Somervllle, killing Mrs. O. R.
Barry at her residence, 56 School street, and Im
mediately after cutting his own throat. The
deed was doubtless premeditated, as It was done
with a razor which he had taken with him rrom
his home tn Somervllle
There were no witnesses to the affair, the bal
ance or the Barry family being at church, and the
bodies were round about 3:30 o'clock by a son or
the murdered woman. They were lying upon
the floor about four feet apart, each with the
throat cut. No cause is assigned for the deed.
FATAL EXPLOSION OF GAS TTORXSJ
St. Louis, Dec 13. A large iron tank In tbe
purifying bouse of the St. Louis Gas Light Com.
pony exploded, instantly killing Thomas Pratt,
chief engineer or the works. Mr. Pratt bad gone
Into the purifying house to examine the ma
chinery, It not having worked satlstactoiily ror a
day or two, and it Is supposed he Ut a match to
ascertain whether pure or Impure gas was pass
ing off, and that the explosion followed with the
above result. Mr. Pratt was an old resident, and
a man of large wealth.
THE BLACK BILLS STORY.
Chicago, Dee. 12. Lieutenant General Sheri
dan expresses his utter dshellef ln the stories
recently telegraphed here from Sioux City of the
presence or a prospecting party or miners ln the
Black Hills country. All advices received by the
General irom the commanders of military posts
on the borders of the Black Hills country go to
show that no white men have penetrated that
region since General Custer's expedition oi last
SINKING OF A STEAMER.
New Obleak S.Dec 13. The steamboat Bos
sier was sunk at tbe Upper Falls, near Alex
dra, on the 10th Instant. The cargo, consisting
of 500 bales of cotton, will be saved, but the boat,
valued at (6,000, will be a total loss.
ITEMS FROM NEW YORK.
It Is probable that Judge, the pedestrian, who
la attempting towalk 500 miles In 6$ days ln New
York city, wlU rail.
Tbe Erie Railway Company Saturday removed
rrom the Grand Opera House to their old quar
ters at tbe foot of Duane street.
Tbe working people are reported as suffer
ing badly ln Elliabe tbport, New Jersey, from the
cessation of work In rations factories, foun
Lizzie St. John Eckel, author of a book, has
sued the New York Sun and Freeman,'! Journal
for (25,000 damages each for certain references to
Judgment bas been rendered In the supreme
court circuit against the Samana Bay Company
for (1,631, ror arms supplied by E. Remington tt.
The bark Veteran, Captain Shields, forPen
sacola, was wrecked on Balaclava breakwater,
at Frasersburg, and eleven or her crew drowned.
Tllton's counsel bave served notice or an ap
peal from Judge McCue's decision to tbe gen
eral term. Beecber will be ready for trial at tbe
Tbe jury In tbe Croker ease were unable to
agree, and have been discharged. The Jury were
The coroner's Jury ln the case of MaryGIHi
gan, supposed to bave been killed by her hus
band, brought ln a verdict of accidental death,
and Gllllgan has been discharged.
General Vlele, a civil engineer, who owns a
tract of land on the line traversed by the recent
shocks of earthquake, expresses the opinion they
were caused by a magnetic shock running along
a rein of iron.
Three hundred gold and silver Swiss watches,
ln possession of William Wetzel, of Prairie da
Chlen, were seized on Saturday by customs offi
cers on the steamer Cambria. They are rained
at 21,084 trance
A private letter from Cuba states that seven
slaves were recently flogged to death near Car
denas. Great excitement existed at Stamford, Conn.,
on Saturday, ln conseqence of the sheriff calling
out twenty-Are mOitlamen to capture a band of
robbers, numbering seven persons, the family ol
one John Hackey, who have committed many
depredations for years. The woods were scoured
for hours, but the thieves had fled.
RECORD OF FIRE.
The Chicago Are commissioners have adopted
Gen. Shaler'a plan for tbe reorganisation of their
Two attempts to burn the Auburn State prison,
New York, were made on Saturday, undoubtedly
by convicts. Tbe loss Is insignificant.
In Beaver Falls, Renville county, Minnesota,
a lew nights ago, the residence of John Mangln
was burned, and bis wife and one son perished.
The buildings of the Vermont Reform School,
with the exception or the barn and sheds, were
burned at Waterbury, Vt, on Saturday morning.
Tbe Inmates, about one hundred and fifty In
number, were all saved without tbe slightest
Four stores were burned on Main street, at
Dover, DeL, Friday night.
Tbe American brig Florence, at Charleston, S
C, for Liverpool, with 730 bales or upland cotton
on board, was discovered on Are ln tbe cotton Sat
urday night. She was Ailed with water and
pumped out. The cargo was damaged by water
and partly by Are The Injury te the vessel Is as
yet unknown. The vessel and cargo are said to
CURRENT CAHTAL TOPICS.
TREATIES AWA1TISO JtATIFlCATIOX
SX THE 8EXATJE.
CENTENNIAL MATTER4-cn.GE IN THE
POLICY TOWARD CUBA WANTEDRELA
TIONSOF THE HEADS OFTHENAVYAND
TREASURY DEPARTMENTS-GEORGE H.
BEAY'S LITTLE BILL-TEXAS AFFAIRS
ARMY AND NAVY.
The Secretary of the Navy, on being Inter
viewed on the subject oi the rumored difficulty
between himself and the Secretary or the Treas-
I ury, disposes or tbe matter as follows. "There Is
nothing In It. So far rrom tnere existing any
controversy on the subject referred to It has not
been even mentioned between myseir and the
Secretary, or between myseir and the President,
for the last three months. As I understand tbe
real fact to be. Senator Cattellwas appointed
last summer agent ot the Treasury Department
in relation to tbe syndicate matters abroad, but
was prevented rrom going by tbe protracted sick
ness and final death or his wire. Whether it will
now be worth while ror him to go. In view or the
long delay, and tbe fact that tho syndicate con
tract terminates very shortly, Is a matter entirely
for the Treasury Department, upon which 1 don't
profess to have an opinion, bnt I am sure Mr.
Cattcll will not consent to go ln any event unless
tbe Secretary or the Treasury desires him to
LIEUT. WHEELER'S EXPEDITIONISTS.
Lieut. Marshall and Mr. M. Kjett, the last or
the Wheeler expedition or explorers beyond the
one-hnndreth meridian, arrived in this city last
Bight, direct from Colorado. The expedition
started last June, and Its scientific explorations
and observations bave been of a highly Important
and Interesting character.
The lollowlng candidates ror the position or
second nontenants ln tbe army have been exam
ined by the board of examination ln tbis city,
under general order 81, of 1873, rrom tbo Adju
tant General's office' James Brcnan, army;
Charles St. John Chubb, District or Columbia;
James S. Jonett, eon or Captain Jonett, navy;
Charles L. Hodges, army; Charles W. Mason,
son ol Lt. Colonel John S. Mason, 4th Infantry;
James S. Marteller, A Irglnla. The result or the
examination will be promulgated at an early
Passed Assistant Paymaster John R. Car
mody orderedto the Monocacy, Asiatic station,
per steamer or tbe 26th, from San Francisco;
Captain Andrew W. Johnson to command tbe
Roanoke, at New Y'ork, 31st Instant; Lieutenant
Franklin J. Drake detached from the Ports
mouth and ordered to the nautical school-ship,
Jamestown, at San Francisco; Passed Assistant
Paymaster J. Bayard Redfield from the Monoc
acy, Asiatic station, and ordered to return home
and report arrival.
PAY FOR STAMPED ENVELOPES.
The Postmaster General on Saturday last di
rected that the Plimpton Envelope Company, of
Hartford, Conn., be charged with the twelve
thousand dollars due George H. Reay, of New
Ycft, tbe former contractor, for stamped en
velopes furnished to supply deficiencies occa
sioned by the Plimpton company to comply with
Its contract. Reay supplied orders ror eighteen
days, amounting to $44,000, and the $12,600 which
the Plimpton Company Is to pay Is the difference
between the price that was allowed ln the eon.
tract with that company and the amount agreed
to be paid Reay Tor furnishing goods to supply
the arrearages before mentioned.
TEXAS FEDERAL OFFICIALS.
Col. Bonlds Baker and other Texas Republi
cans bave arrived here. Col. Baker Is the rep
resentative or the lately appointed prominent
Federal officials In Texas, and bis present visit
here Is said to be for tbe purpose of prevailing
upon the President to send to the Senate at once
tbe nomination of those recent appointees. The
fear among them and their friends Is that unless
the nominations are made to the Senate prior to
Wednesday next (the expiration of the limit of
ten days allowed by the tenure-ol-office law within
which nominations must be acted upon by the
Senate) the suspended officers will by law be re
lieved from suspension, and will be entitled to
resume their positions. Senator Flanagan Is tbe
friend and supporter or the suspended officials or
Texas, and has Induced the President to with
hold the nominations ror a few days.
THE PACIFIC MAIL INVESTIGATION.
In pursuance or the order or the House or Repre
sentatives, Mr. Richard B. Irwin, late financial
agent or the Pacific Mall Steamship Company,
has been arrested, and will to-day be brought be
fore tbe Investigating committee and asked to ac
count for $750,000 alleged to bave been used by
blm ln securing tbe passage or the subsidy act
tor said company. In a private letter to a friend
in this city Mr. Irwin states that ln securing the
passage or the act referred to certain newspaper
men were bis only friends; that he never offered
or paid one cent to a member of either honse or
Congress, and that bis entire business ln the mat
ter was transacted through lawyers, and he will
hold that lt was or the confidential nature ordi
narily existing between attorney and client, and
decline to reveal lt under any circumstances.
His examination promises to be an Interesting one.
THE COURSE OF CUBA.
A Washington correspondent writes as follows
concerning Cuba: The President has all along
been an Indignant observer or Spanish cruelty ln
tuba. So bas every generous man. The great
God never permitted nations to rise to power and
happiness and then, like a rat and prudent Levlte,
walk by on tbo other side, where a poor robbed
wayfarer lite Cuba lies walling. The powerful
state which abdicates the impulses of humanity
and bears tbe cry or tbe poor ascend continually
while it placidly reads the stock quotations Is
ready to bo ploughed under. It has been the
business orthe Secretary or State to make the
national impulse amenable to law, but Mr. Fish
bas broken out at last, A little life on tbe ocean
wave Is ln order. A countermarch on Columbus
to discover the haunts of them who discovered
us, methlnks is romantic "A little more exte
rior policy" ts what the doctor said to the Invalid.
It Is forty-eight hours from Charleston to Ha
vana, and there lies occupation by the side of
mercy. When In doubt, play trumps.
The Committee on Banks and Bankers,
Coins and Currency of the Centennial Exposition
or 1876 bave Issued a circular Inviting tbe co-operation
of the banks, bankers, and coin collectors of
tbe country In their efforts to make a valuable
and Instructive department in the great Exposi
tion. Tbe design Is to make a perfect history or
tbe coins and currency of the past century, and
as far as practicable place on exhibition the an
cient and modem coins of the world. Tbe com
mittee are assnred of tbe co-operation of the
Treasury and Its officers. D. B. Cummins,
president Glrard National bank, Is chairman of
the committee: George Phlller, president First
National bank, secretary; A. J. Drexel, of Drexel
tt Ce's, Philadelphia, treasurer. It Is hoped
that parties receiving circulars will promptly re
spond, signifying their acceptance. There Is an
earnest desire on the part of '.arriving members
and successors to revive Into active existence the
National Agricultural Society, organised one
hundred years ago by President Washington
and Hon. Robert Morris, for duty ln agricultural
matters during tbe Exposition, and lt Is not Im
probable that lt will be effected.
IMPORTANT TREATIES BEFORE THE
Tbe President bas sent to the Senate this ses
sion two treaties for ratification. The first is an
extradition treaty between the United States and
tbe Ottoman empire, signed at Constantinople
August 11, 1874. Tbe other Is a convention to ex
tend the official life of the American and Mexi
can joint claims commission until January 31,
1876. This commission, lt may be remembered,
was originally created by the treaty or July 4,
1868. Us existence has been twice berore extend
ed by the supplemental treaties or April 19, 1871,
and November 27, 1872. The extension now pro
posed, if agreed upon by both nations, provides
that no new claims shall be filed befsre the com
mission, and that the umpire shall be allowed six
months alter tbe dissolution or tbe commission ln
which to dispose or undecided cases. The new
treaty also provides that tbe claims of tbe citi
zens or one country allowed by the commission
shall be set against those of tbe other, and that
the balance shall be paid ln gold, either In tho
elty of Washington or the city of Mexico, ln In
stallments of 0300,000. "Both of these treaties
were referred to the Committee on foreign Rela
tions at tbe executive session Friday, and will
be considered by the Senate at an early day.
A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION.
It Is high time the people or the United States
ceased to worry themselves about Cuba. They
have no more business to Interfere with Spain In
Cuba than with England ln Ireland, Germany ln
.Alsace or Italy In Rome The notion that we
must look after the Cubans Is IbUy. Ciactanoli
The above Is ln reply to a few remarks from
the does te the effect that the President was
sound on the Cuban question, and that he might
bare used stronger language than that orjils
message wltboatlorfeltlng popular esteem. Tbe
CossMo-cfai Is mistaken In supposing that we are
anxious to look after the Cubans. It Is Cuba
that we desire to look after. The Gloeshas had
a hankering that way ever since tbe Vlrglnlus
affair. The first point Is to make Spain let go
her grip. . Louis Glttt.
NEWS FROM OTHER LANDS.
VON AENIU'S TRIAL.
Berlin, Dec. 12. At tbe commenement of the
proceedings ln the Von Arnlm trial to-dy tho
public prosecutor said several friends of tho
prisoner had approached witnesses In the waiting
room and held Interviews with them. Such
practices were Inadmissible, and he gave notice
that the next time they occurred be would use
harsh measures against the persons committing
tbe offence. After the examination of several
witnesses Von Arntm took the stand. He ac
knowledged that the paper entitled "Pro Menl
oria" emanated from himself, but declined to
state whether he caused Hi publication. He also
declined to say to whom he addressed two letters
relating to the Ecumenical Council.
AEEXST OP 3IE3IBERS OP TUB BEICHSTAO.
Berlin, Dec 11 In.tbe,Relchstag yesterday
Lasker called attention to the arrest of Majunke,
a member of that body, and moved that the Com
mittee on Standing Orders report as soon as possi
ble If the arrests of deputies during a session are
admissible; and if so how they can eventually he
Tbe motlcn was unanimously adopted.
The committee subsequently decided the arrest
of Majunke was Inadmissible, and recommended
the Reichstag to demand.hls immediate libera
tion. Tbe Minister of Justice. De Leonbardt, intends
to resign on account of Ill-health.
The court trying Count Von Arnlm was ln se
cret session two hours yesterday, when the most
Important or the documents which have been
withheld from the public were read. The prose
cution gave warning that any person who pub
lished or cause to be published these documents
would be considered guilty of high treason.
Baron Holstein testifies on Monday. The coun
sel will begin the arguments In the afternooo.
The verdict will probably be postponed until
SHIPS POUNDERED AT SEA.
London, Dec 13. The barks Avena, fron St.
John's for Sllgo, and Brlarley, from Demerar.
for Liverpool, foundered at sea. Their cress
were rescued by the steamers Indiana aad Sile
sia, and landed to-day.
THE TRANSIT OP VENUS.
London, Dec 12. The transit of Venus was
successfully observed at Beyrout, Syria.
VON ABN1U AGAIN.
A special telegram from Berlin to the Pall
Mali Gazette says it Is expected the trial of Von
Arnlm will be finished on Wednesday next.
HOT TO PREACH IN LONDON.
The Bishop or London has prohibited Bishop
Calenso Irom preaching m this diocese.
5 A IN.
Santasder, Dec 3. Two vessels have been
wrecked off this port, and eight lives lost.
RUMORS OP THE DEATH OP GEN. LORAA.
Tbo correspondent of the London Dally yewi
at Baycnne telegraphs that a report la ln circu
lation there that General Loraa has died or
wounds received ln the late battle with the
Carllsts, but dispatches from San Sebastian, the
General's headquarters, leave the report uncon
firmed. Telegrams rrom Carltst sources assert
that be was killed on the held.
ADDRESS TO X. DE LAPATETTE.
Paris, Dec 13. At a meeting or the deputies
or tbe Left to-day, an address to. M. Oscar Da
Lafayette was adopted congratulating him on
the flattering communications he recently re
cently received Irom citizens or the United States.
THE SIR KNIGHTS IN HAVANA.
Havana, Dec 13. A deputation of Knights
Templar Irom tbe United States have been visit
ing this city and the Interior. They return to
New Orleans to-morrow on tbe steamer Wilming
ton. SOVTU AMERICA.
END OP THE ARGENTINE INSURRECTION.
Buenos Ayrls, Dec 7. It U officially an
nounced that tbe Insurrection Is over. General
Arredondo, the last insurgent chief remaining la
the field, has been deteated and captured with
bis entire force by General Rocca, or the national
army. Order has been completely restored
throughout the republic. The Government has
Issued a proclamation granting amnesty to all
persons who participated In the Insurrection.
AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY.
New York, Dee. IS. The semi-centennial an
niversary of the American Tract Society was held
this evening; Hon. Wm. E. Dodge presiding.
The annual report showed that the annual Isaacs
for fifty years have averaged more than ten mil
lion publications; more than a half million of
these being volumes. For a third of a century
the society had employed fifty thousand laborers,
and during tho past year two hundred and twen
ty, who made an average or nearly one thousand
visits apiece, carrying prayer Into more than one
hundred and forty thousand families. The cost
or this work during the past year was $50,000.
Tracts had been made this year to the number or
sixty-eight million pages, and to the value or
more than $45,000, which had been distributed
through mission schools, prisons, and hospitals.
Gilts for foreign distribution ln the form of
printed matter amounted to $4,000, and ln casts
and plates to be used ln printing to tbe amount
or $7,000. More than four thousand publications
nave been issued abroad, and In one hundred and
(orty-three languages. Since tbe formation of
the society lt bad expended more than $600,000 la
co-operating with prominent American missions. "
Addresses were delivered by Rev. Dr. Tyng,
Williams, Pratt, Hallock, and others.
ASSAULT UPON A VIRGINIAN.
New York, Dec 13. At 1130 o'clock to-night
Herman Bergman, or Amelia Court-house, and
on bis way to Boston,was attacked by three high
waymen near tbe Erie depot, Jersey City, who
knocked blm down, and were In tbe act or robbing
him when two policemen came up and succeeded
ln arresting them. Tbe ruffians gave their names
as Michael O'Brien, James Moran and Michael
Doran. Bergman was detained as a witness
Cbas. P. W etmore, or the Pacific Press Associ
ation, arrived here last night.
Judge B. F. Saflold, late or the Supreme Court
or Alabama, Is at the National hotel.
Rer. F. E. O'Keefe, Catholic priest, died sud
denly at Niagara Falls, last Saturday night.
"Hon. Francis B. Hayes has been nominated for
mayor of Boston by tbe People's Reform party.
The Union League Club of New York gives a
reception to the Right Hon. WllUam E. Forster
Tbe common council committee of New York
are taking the Initial steps ror the reception of
Col. Peyton, of Philadelphia, Is ln tbe elty, ac
tively engaged ln advancing the cause or tbe
Centennial Exposition ori876.
The Sergeantat-Arms ol the House or Repre
sentatives bis round Richard B. Irwin and will
arrive ln Washington with him on Monday.
Mr. Joseph Irwin, ol the Alia California, has
arrived ln tbe city with the King Kalakaua party
and will ttend to the Interests or that journal
during the session of Congress.
Theodore Dn Bois, who commanded one of the x
vessels In tbe United States navy, and who was
seriously Injured ln an engagement In Mohilo
bay, died ln Brooklyn yesterday.
Col. Jack Brown, late a Republican candldas
ror Congress ln Georgia, U at No. 467 C street,
Washington. He Is one or the unfortunates who
was "counted out" or defeated by the Intimidat
ing process ln a district largely Republican.
A photograph of a child supposed to bo Charlio
Eoss bas been received ln Philadelphia from
Chester, III., and lt bears so striking a resem
blanee that one of tbe Ross family has started ror
that place to Investigate the matter. It Is the
Impression of the family that the real child has
Cot. Bailey Peyton, of the Fourth district In
Tennessee, Is urged as a candidate for Congress,
to AH the vacancy occasioned by the death of tho
late Mr. Head. Col. Peyton Is one of the old
Henry Clay Wblgs, and Is now upwards of sev
enty years of age, but as rigorous as Senator
Cameron and Hon. Jere S. Black.
Mr. John M. Carson, who bas very ably Ailed
the position ol night editor or this journal ror the
last year and a half, has accepted a position la
the Washington office or the New York Timer.
Mr. Carson Is an accomplished JournalUt and an
excellent writer, and ln him the Tisws has se
cured the services of a most valuable man.
Robert L. Wilder and George Rankin, conn,
terfelters, bare been arrested In SU Louis altera,
desperate Aght, In which WllmerandS. S. Watts,
who was assisting the detective! wen badly
wounded. They were taken- to hospital, in
Wllmer and Rankin's room over (3,000 in coun
terfeit money, principally twenty dollar notes,
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