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EY TELEGRAPH.
Washington Notes.
JJtocks of Earthquake Felt in Rich
mond, Virginia.
Revolution in Mexico.
Tweed Reported in Havana.
Interesting Foreign News.
Foreign and Domestic Markets.
General News.
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Washington notes.
Washington, Dec. 23. — The following
Southern Spécial Agents of the Post-Office De
partment have been dropped: C. S. Dell, of
.Missouri; Henry Booth, Georgia; G. D.
Chamberlain, Georgia; W. T. Cor, Texas; A.
P. lliggiDH, Mississippi; Z. D. Kamsdell,
West Virginia. Special Post-Office Agents re
appointed, with headquarters: L. M. Farrell,
Atlanta, Ga. ; W. L. Hunt, St. Louis; 8. D.
Brown, Louisville; Thos. B. Long, Salsbury,
N. C. ; J. It. Jolly, New Orleans; W. P. Edger
ton. Little Bock; John Frey, Atlanta, Ga. ;
Jos. B. P. Minnis, New Market, Tenn ; T. P.
Ühsdlcross, Wheeling, West Va.
Attorney General Pierrepont says there is
no truth in the report that the President
■favors a pardon for Joyce.
On and after December 29, 1875, a first
elass steam siren will be sounded at Cape
Hampton, Beacon Light Station, during thick
weather —a blast of six seconds at intervals of
thirty-nine seconds.
Secretary Bristow decides that the oostumes
for the Cow-Bcllion do liinkin Society cannot
be admitted duty tree under the head ot
regalia.
Washington, Dec. 23.—Lieut. Commander
F. M. Green, having completed the observa
tions for longitude by telegraphic cable be
tween Havana and Key West, has arrived at
Kingston, Jamaica, where he will measure the
meridional distance between that place and
the Llaud ol St. Thomas, as soon as the rains
eea.se. His preliminary reduction of the
observations taken between Key West and
Havana, gives the longitudo of Hivana, differ
ing but ibree-tenths of a second from the
observations made under the Coast Survey
office in 18C8.
FOREIGN NEWS.
London, Dec. 23. — The Telegraph's dis
patch lrom Paris says the drowned by tbe
linking of the Louisiana include only one
passenger. The rest of the crew were Raved.
London, Dec. 23.— The Gordon elected to
Parliament yesterday was Sir Alexander Gor
don, Conservative for East Aberdeenshire,
aot Lord Advocate Gordon for Glasgow and
Aberdeen Universities.
London, Dec. 23.—The Prince of Wales
landed at Calcutta to-day and had a magnifi
cent recaption.
Madrid, Dec. 23 .—El Cronista (Ministerial
organ), states the government has decided to
send heavy reinforcements to Cuba.
M ADiiiD, Dec. 23.—The Epoca of this city
»ys when the Carlist insurrection is sup
pressed an efficient army will be maintained
ia Cuba ns a measure of precaution, and that
heavy guns will be placed on tbe coast. At
tbe same time Spain will propose to the
United States a new mutually advantageous
treaty of commerce. Subscriptions bave al
ready been opened to defray tbe cost of man
ufacturing the heavy guns for the delense of
Cuba.
Singapore, Dec. 23.—The British troops in
Malacca arrived before Ktntak, where the
Mabar, jabs Final and Lela oppose them with
a considerable force, and Gen. Colborne has
asked for reinforcements.
Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 23.—It is rumored that
lhe Khedive is negotiating for the sale of the
Egyptian founders' shares in the Suez Canal.
The Government of Great Britain, and M.
Delessepe, representing a combination of
French capital, are the bidders. The latter
has offered $9,000,000 for the shares,
Berlin, Dec. 23—It is stated the principal
Mature of the great powers' proposition, rela
tive to reforms in Turkey, is that the Ambas
radors of neutral powers at Constantinople
«hall exercise a permanent control in the exe
cution of reforms in the provinces.
Paris, Dec. 23.—In tue Assembly to-day
ifce electoral districts bill was under consider
ation. An umendineut proposed by the Gov
ernment was adopted by which Paris will re
turn to the Lower Chamber twenty deputies
instead of twenty-five; Lyons six instead of
eight, as at present.
The reduction is effected by appointing one
deputy to each hundred thousand of popula
iiou in those cities, instead of one deputy to
each arrondissement containing under a hun
dred thousand inhabitants, and two deputies
to an arrondissement containing more than a
hundred thousand, as in the rest of France.
The Left are indignant over the introduction
and adoption ot the amendment.
SHOCK OK AX EARTHQUAKE.
Richmond, Deo. 23.—A ten seconds earth
quake, immediately followed by a briefer one,
was felt at 11 last night. There was much
alarm. The oscillations were south to north.
The shocks were felt in several parts of the
State.
Richmond, Dec. 23.- The shocks felt here
last night were veritable earthquake shocks,
and no mistake. No comparison can be
made w ith any similar antecedent event, inas
much as it was the first experienced here
abouts. The statements ot persons residing
in different sections of the city coincide in
lhe main as to the vibrations, duration and
force ot the shocks.
A short time after the cessation of the
ahocks, the streets were alive with Irightened
and excited people. Many made their way to
the newspaper and telegraph offices to learn
lhe extent of the phenomena, while others of
more nervous temperament, remained in the
streets for hours, not daring to re-enter their
houses for fear of a repitition of the shocks,
bat the remainder of the night passed eff
without further disturbance.
To-day this remarkable epoch in Rich
mond's history was the general topic of corf
versation, it being discussed in all its phases,
each one having their own experience to re
late. Telegrams from various points in Vir
ginia report shocks similar to those felt here.
In some places a greater number of shocks
are reported than in others. None of the re
ports agree as to the direction of the oscilla
Mon.
As far as heard from, shocks were not felt
south of Petersburg, west of Lynchburg,
north of Alexandria, nor east of City Point,
on James River. Along the Chesapeake and
Ohio Railroad shocks were lelt as far as
Staunton, 150 miles northwest of Richmond,
and on the Danville Railroad to the Southern
border of the State. The probability is that
lie shocks in Richmond were as severe as at
any other point, and no damage worth men
aaaing is reported from any other direction.
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TWEKD REPORTED TO RE 111 HAVANA.
Havana, Deo. 23.—A report is current that
Wm. M. Tweed arrived here last Tuesday on
a schooner. Several New Yorkers who know
him by sight say they saw him yesterday and
to-day in different parts of the city.
THE NT. LOUIS STATE LOTTERT STOPPED.
St. Louis, Deo. 23.—Under instructions
from J udge Knight, of the Circuit Court, to
day, Chief of Police McDonough notified the
Managers of the Missouri State Lottery that
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no further selling of tickets or drawings would
be permitted after to-day.
THE BOSTON EXPLOSION.
Boston, Dec. 23. —Six persons are known to
be killed by yesterday's explosion. Fortunate
ly, the draw-bridge bad been open some time
and three or four hundred people on their
way home from work in South Boston were
detained on this side.
Had the explosion occurred a few minutes
later, the loss of life would have been fearful.
It is supposed the pipe burst during cold
weather, and gas bad accumulated under the
ground.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IN CINCINNATI.
Cincinnati, Dec. 23.—A large meeting was
held at the city buildings to-night and initi
atory steps were taken for a grand celebration
of the inaugural of Centennial year on New
Year's Eve, at midnight. It is proposed to
celebrate the event by illuminations, ringing
all the bells in the city, firing cannon and a
big procession through the principal streets.
Mayor Johnson was requested by the meet
ing to issue a proclamation inviting all
zens to participate in the Carnival. G
interest is manifested, and tbe meeting ad
journed until next Tuesday evening, when
the arrangements for the event will be per
fected. _
TEXAS ITERS.
Galveston, Dec. 23.—Advices from Browns- :
ville state a meeting was called by Mayor
Parker and a committee of eleven appointed
to draw up a memorial to Gov. Coke, reprt- ]
senttng the condition on the border, and to
urge the continuance of Capt. McNally's com
mand in the service; also asking that it be J
increased to 200 men.
They nominated Col. John L. Hayms,
Capt. N. McNally and Col. John S. Ford dele- j
gates to Washington to represent frontier j
matters to the national authorities.
Active preparations are being made by tbe
Masonic fraterity of this city to celebrate tbe
festival of St. John the Evangelist, the 27th,
by a public procession and the installation of
offioers at Artillery Hall.
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MAIOH LOAUUE A1QU1TTED. I
Memphis, Dec. 23.—The Committee of Gen
eral Council in case of charges against Mayor
Loague by his late clerk, ex-Alderman Davis,
made a lengthy report to the Council to
night, acquitting the Mayor of the charges of
stealing Nicholson pavement script and for
gery and umtilatiug boobs, but guilty of the
charge of failing to report to the Council the
embezzlement of about $2500 in that script,
taken, as is alleged, by his son, who was then
his clerk, and in Laving knowledge of the
same, and failing to have him punished.
In answer the Mayor submitted a state
ment, setting forth that when this defalcation
was first discovered he had called the Council
together and laid the whole matter before
them, and left it with the Council and the
City Attorney, whose business it was to prose
oute the matter.
ANARCHÏ IX NOXOBA. MEXICO.
San Francisco, Dec. 23.—A dispatch from
San Diego confirms the report oi anarchy in
Sonora, Mexico, a revolution in progress and
Yaquie Iudians in revolt. Gov. Periquiera
has levied a special tax to carry on the war.
The revolutionary party, it is reported, are
about to invade Sinaloa. Busiuess is pros
trated. No further demonstrations have been
made by tbe banditti at Campo. Tbe pres
euce of a posse, from San Diego, keeps them
temporarily quiet.
They threaten revenge for the shooting and
banging of their comrades in the recent raid.
Cruse Lopez has been in command of the
banditti since tho death of Chavez. Tlip
Mexicans living on the border, with but few
exceptions, are in league with the banditti.
A cavalry company will leave here to-morrow
for San Diego.
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Cincinnati, Dec. 23.—A special dispalch to
the Enquirer, from St. Louis, says : "A mes
sage was received here to-day from President
Grant, in which he characterized as wholly
malicious and false the rumor that he had
expressed a willingness to consider an appli
cation for Joyce's pardon. He says that he
had no friends to favor in the whisky ring
prosecution, and the law shall have its course.
Joyce said to an interviewer to-day that the
evidence against Babcock would bo startling
and more damning than in either his or Mc
Donald's case, and that if the government
attorneys pressed the matter properly, ex
posures of other and more important mem
bers of the President's household, or, to use
Joyce's expression: " The entire White House
will be damned badly scorched, the President
not excepted."
San Francisco, Deo. 23.—A dispatch from
San Diego says a carrier arrived from San
Rafael, capitol of Lower| California, reporting
that the revolutionists had attacked the place,
and killed Gov. Yillagrena, and twenty-nine
others, and had taken possession of every
thing. The report needs confirmation.
HEXERAL NEWS.
Boston, Dec. 22. — The bark Stonewall
Jackson sailed for Norfolk, Va., to-day. 3000
persons visited her. A salute and grand ova
tion occurred as she passed down. A Boston
lady left in the cabin a costly wreath lettered
with Jackson's dying words. A gentleman
presented an elegant picture of Jackson by a
Boston artist.
Baltimore, Dec. 23.—Wm. Bose is dead.
He was one of tbe proprietors and editors ot
the Baltimore American for forty years.
San Francisco, Dec. 23.—Gen. Schofield
has ordered Compuny G, First Cavalry, for
border service.
Alexandria. Dec. 23.—John A. Fisher has
been appointed receiver of the Richmond and
Atlantic Air Line Road, vice Buford.
Norfolk, Dec. 23.—The stockholders of the
Atlautic, Mississippi and Ohio Kiilroad met
here to-day, aud re-elected Gen. Wm. Mahone
President tor five years, aud the old B.ard of
Directors.
Montreal, Dec. 23.—Fifteen hundred extra
men are working on city improvements at
seven cents an hour.
Louisville, Dec. 23.—A passenger train on
the Louisville, Nashville aud Great Southern
road ran into a freight train near the Short
Line junction, Frank Moore, engineer of
the passenger train, is seriously injured.
Arrangements are progressing to celebrate
Mardi Gras with an immense street proces
sion and bal masque.
Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 23.—Ex-Mayor
Wilder, ot this city, died in San Francisco.
He was an ex-Congressman.
Watertown, N. Y , Dec. 23 —Boats are
running in the St. Lawrence River between
Cape Vincent and Kingston. Teams crossed
Monday on the iea. The ferries have re
sumed.
Port Jervis, Dec. 23 —The Board of Su
pervisors of Orange coun'y, which led 18 000
tramps last year, has erected temporary work
houses in each town, and enacted a law sen
tencing from 5 to 60 days at hard labor every
tramp applying for relief.
Newburg, N. Y., Dec. 23.—The Hudson
River is open hence to New York city.
Boston, Dec. 23.— This evening the harbor
police grappled and drew from the water a
body said to be that of John Kells. They
also louud the body of George FlwelL
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PROBABILITIES.
Washington, Dee. 23. — For the South
Atlantic and Gulf States stationary or
[ lower barometer and temperature, southeast
to southwest winds, cloudy and foggy weather,
except in the western Gulf, where the weather
will be clearing.
FINANCIAL.
New York, Dec. 23, 12:27 P. M.—Gold 113.
New York, Dec. 23, Noon.—Stocks dulL
Money 7. Exchange—long 4.85J, short 4.89,
I Governments dull and lower. State bonds
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steady, except North Missouri 6's, Louisianas,
Georgias and South Carolinas, which are
lower.
New York, Dec. 23, Evening. — Money
offnd at 3. Sterling quiet; 4.85}. Gold closed
at [email protected] Governments dull and weak;
new 5's 116}. State bonds quiet and.nominal.
Stocks closed active and unsettled.
Sub-Treasury balances: Gold $42,264,817,
currency $38,494,964.
The Sub-Treasurer paid out $13,000 on ac
I count ot interest and $311,000 on account of
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bonds.
Customs receipts $252,000.
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STOCK QUOTATIONS.
New York, Dec. 23 —The following were the
closing quotations at the Stock Exchange :
Offered. Asked
Consols, cons .....................

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Western Union Telegraph .......
.. 724
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Quicksilver......................
.. 17 *2
18
Quicksilver, preferred............
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24 4
Adams Kxpre-s..................
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Wells, Fargo Express............
86
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American Merchants Express ----
56? 2
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Unt'ed atates Express............
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Pacific Mail......................
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304
Union Pacific .....................
724
N. Y. C. and 11 ...................
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1034
Erie ...............................
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Harlem ...........................
304
Lake Shore and M. S ..............
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Cleveland aud Pittsburg, guar ----
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New Jersey ......................
.. 105
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Northwestern ....................
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384
Northwestern, preferred ..........
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Rock Island ......................
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104
St. Paul ..........................
.. 314
St. Paul, preferred ................
654
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Fort Wayue......................
.. 97
98
Llhio aud Miss....................
164
Chicago and Alton................
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DOMESTIC MARKETS.
New York, Dec. 23, Noon.—CottoH—spot
dull; Ordinary 10;, Good Ordinary 12, Low
Middling 124 , Middling 13], Middling Ala
bama 13jj, Middling Orleansaud Texas 13 7-16.
Futures steadier; Low Middling for De
cember [email protected] 1-16, January [email protected] 3-16,
February 13 5-16013], March 13 9-10(0)113;,
April 13 1316(g)13;, May 14 014 1-16, June
14], July 14]0,14 7-16. August 14A014 9-16.
I New York, Dec. 23, Evening.—Cotton
closed quiet; Middling Uplands 13], Orleans
13 7-16; sales 1079 baies; consoliuuted net
receipts 167,403 bales; exports toGreat Britain
58,660, to France 7684, to the Continent
30,338; net receipts 1450, gross 4950 bales,
500 bales, as follows: December 13 1-160
13 3 32, January 13 5 32, Februarv 13 11-320
13 j, March 13 19-32013;, April 13 27-32, M.y
14 1-16, June 14]@14 9-32. July 14 13 320
14 7-16, August 14}@14 17-32.
Flour—limited demand; prices unchanged.
Wheat dull; sligbty in buyers' favor; $1 [email protected]
1 30 for new winter red Western, $1 51 lor
white Michigan. Corn heavy; 59067 for
Western mixed and yellow. Oats—a shade
easier; 45048,1 for mixed Western and State,
40(2)52 for white Western and State.
Coffee—Rio easier, demand moderate; car
goes are quoted at 17019}, gold; job lots
17}@20.j, gold. Sugar dull; 808] for fair to
good refining, 8} for prime. Molasses—New
Orleans easier, 55061). Rice quiet and un
changed. Tallow heavy, [email protected] Rosin heavy,
$1 6501 75. Turpentine quiet and nominal,
36}. Pork dull, $20 75 021 for uninspected
new mess. Ltrd heavy, 12;@13 for prime
steam. Whisky a shade easier, $1 15}.
Freights quiet and steady.
Chicago, Deo. 23. —Flour dull. Wheat—de
mand fair ; No. 2 spring 96. Corn unsettled ;
No. 248. Oats and rye unchanged. Barley—de
mand fair, 82]. Dressed hogs quiet and weak,
$7 50 0 7 90. Pork dull and heavy, $19 05
Lard easier, $12 20 spot. Bulk meats steady
and unchanged. Whisky $1 10. Receipts
10.000 flour, 39,000 wheat, 76,000 corn,
26.000 oats, 2000 rye, 15,000 barley. Ship,
ments 12,000 flour, 20,000 wheat, 43,000 corn,
11.000 oats, 1000 rye, 3000 barley.
St. Louis, Dec. 23.— Flour dull and un
changed. Wheat dull. No. 2 red fall $1 400
1 41; No. 3 do $1 27 bid. Corn dull; No. 2
mixed 40§@40j. Oats dull; No. 2 34.} bid.
Rye—No. 2 67. Barley and whisky quiet and
unchanged. Pork dull; small lots sold at
$19 75. Lard quiet; 12}. Bulk meats dull;
little disposition to operate; shoulders 7; clear
rib and clear sides 10010-j. Live hogs active;
shipping $6 1506 40. Cattle dull and he ivy;
only local demand; very little doing. Re
ceipts—Flour 5000, wheat 15,000-, corn 39,000,
Futures closed qui*. t and fteady; sales 12,- [
all
oats 8000, barley 1000, rye 1000, bogs 6000,
cattle 700.
Cincinnati, Dec. 23.—Flour dull. Wheat
quiet and steady, $1 2801 30. Corn easier,
47048. Oats steady, 35045. Rye quiet and
steady, 78080. Barley dull and nominal.
Pork quiet; prime mess $20 50. Lard quiet;
steam $12 31J012 35, kettle $13013 25. Bulk
meats quiet; Cumberland middles 10], short
rib middles 10]. Hams—long cut 11. Bacon
quiet and unchanged. Live hogs quiet aud
firm, fair to good packing $6 700 6 95; re
ceipts 16,840, shipments 345. Wnisky—de
mand good, $1 11. Butter steady and un
changed.
Louisville, Deo. 23.—Flour, wheat and
corn quiet aud unchanged. Oats quiet and
steady, 38042. Rye quiet and unchanged.
Pork, $21 50. Bulk meats—shoulders 7},
clear rib sides 10}, clear sides 10;, loose.
Bacon—clear rib sides 13, packed Lard—
tierce 14}, keg 14]@15. Whisky and bag
ging quiet and unchanged.
HAVAXA MARK EIN.
Havana, Dec. 23.—Spanish gold 211}0212.
Exchauge active; on the United States, 60
days'currency 92099 premium; short sight
94095 premium; 60 days' gold 1170118 pre
mium; short Bight [email protected] premium; on
London 1430145 premium; on Paris 1160
117 premium.
»URE1HX MARKETS.
London, Dec. 23, Noon.—Money, street
rate 2-J, which is ] below bank. Erie 13}.
Bullion decrease .6607,000 in the Bank of
England.
Paris, Dec. 23.—Rentes 65f. 87}c.
S Liverpool, Dec. 23, Noon.—Cotton quiet;
iddling Uplands 6 15-16.1; Orleans 7 13-10d.
Estimated sales to-day 10,000 bales, 2000 being
for speculation and export. Receipts 24,500
bales, including 8200 American.
Cotton to arrive quiet. Sales—Middling
Uplands and Low Middlings, April and May
delivery, 6}d.
London, Dec. 23. — Hops 4100415s for
choice New York, and 3150316s tor choice
Wisconsin. Linseed oil 24s [email protected] 9d. Spi
rits of tarpentine 26s026s 3d.
RIVERS A XU STEAMBOATS.
Cincinnati, Deo. 23.— River 10 feet and
felling. Weather cloudy and mild.
Pittsburg, Dec. 23. — River 14 feet 4
inches and rising. Weather cloudy and mild.
Louisville, Dec 23.— li ver tailing: 6 feet
9 inches in the canal. Weather warm and
cloudy, with rain. Down; Ashland from
Pittsburg to New Orieaus.
Evansville, Dec. 23.—River 11} feet and
falling. It has rained steadily smee noon;
now foggy and dark. Navigation is greatly
impeded.
Cairo, Dec. 23.—Arrived: Golden Rule
from Cincinnati at 10 P. M., Colorado from
Vicksburg at noon. Deparied: Golden Rule
for New Orleans at 11 P. M., John F. Tolle
for St. Louis at 6 A M. River 13 feet 7
inches and falling. Rlined all afternoon;
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St. Louis, Dec. 23.—Arrived: City of
Quincy, from New Orleans. No departures.
The river has fallen three inches. Weather
warm; rain fell this evening and to-night.
Memphis, Deo. 23.—River fallen a foot.
Weather warm and rainy. Heavy fog all day
detained boats. Departed: Mary Houston
for New Orleans, Fort Gibson for Arkansas
River.
Vicksburg, Dec. 23.—Up: Tidal Wave 7 A
M. Heavy tog all last night and this morning
packets all behind. River stationary.
FROM THE PANSES.
Southwest Pass, Deo. 23, Noon.—Barom
eter 30.10. Wind S. E., light. Weather
foggy
Arrived: Norwegian birk Niobe, Olsen mas
ter, 10 days from Santiago de Cuba.
Sailed: Steamers George W. Elder and
Gussie.
The ships Lizzie Burrill and Coronet and
bark Virgen de las Nieves are at anchor out
side. bound out
Southwest Pass, Dec. 23, 6 P. M.—Baro
meter 30:30. Wind southeast, very light.
Weather foggy.
Arrived: Brazilian steamer Bolivia, at 2:15
P. M., Keith, master, 8 days lrom Jamaioa,
to master.
Spanish steamer Gracia, at 2:30 P. M.,
Ereznma, master, 3 days from Maunzis, to
Puig & Co.
Austrian bark Cisimera G., Nicholih, mas
ter, 69 days from Liverpool.
Sailed: Steamers Puerto Rico and Hudson.
The ships L zzie Burrill and Coronet and
bark Virgin de las Nieves are at anchor out
side, bound out.
Souhwest Pass, Dec. 23, 1875.
To Capt. C. W. Howell, Corps of Engineers,
U. s. A.:
Depth of channel at mean low tide, 16
feet. Least width for that depth, 70 feet.
High tide at 7 P. M. Height above mean
low tide, 2 teet. Depth of channel at high
tide, 18 feet. Bottom soft.
. R. H. Hooper,
Master of McAllister.
SABINS.
London, Dec. 23.—The bark Jenny, from
Pensacola for Bristol, is a total wreck on the
Welsh coast.
New York, Dec. 23.—Arrived: Dorian and
Great Western.
AMUSLA1EMS.
Varieties Theater —Shakespeare's great
tragedy of "King Lear" was performed last
evening at this theater, with Mr. John Mc
Cullough in the title role. What is techni
cally known as the " business " of tbe play
was admirably done by Mr. McCullough; but
his voice, and, at times, his manner, were
somewhat in discord with the requirements
of the part. This gentleman is far above the
average in everything he undertakes, but he
is more peculiarly suited to the heroio style
[ 0 f acting than to the Lear's and Richelieu's
of the stage.
Fuli credit must be given him for his able,
and we may say masterly renditions of all the
characters in bis repertoire,and visitors to the
theater will assuredly witness none but well
acted parts during his stay with us. He is
unquestionably one of the ablest representa
tives of the legitimate drama now on the
stage, and we expect quite a treat from him
as "Othello" this evening.
Mr. Frank Mordaunt gave us an admirable
representation of Edgar in "King Lear;" his
acting of the scenes where madness was
feigned was very fine, and he deserves con
gratulation for his success.
"Katherine and Petruohio " will be given
at the Christmas matinee performance, with
Mr. McCullough in the latter part.
The Academy of Music.— Last night was
repeated at the Academy that beautiful spec
tacle of the "Ice Witch," to a full audience.
The spectators were delighted at the bril
liancy of the scenery and the dazzling tableaux
presented. The Segrist Midgets again won
the warm encomiums of the crowded house.
All the specialties were, as on the previous
performances, extraordinarily good. The
Christmas toy matinee, it is expected, will
show the largest attendance yet held in a thea
ter here.
The St. Charles Theater. —"Zip" was
giv n its last representation at this theater
last evening, and this evening Lotta's most
admired play of "The Female Defective" will
be put upon the boards. In this play the
little lady has splendid opportunity for the
display of that versatile genius which has
rendered her famous; and her acting in the
drama has fully won for her the plaudits of
all audiences before whom she has enacted it.
We are glad to note the fact that she is re
ceiving the support of our people. She is
deserving little actress, aud we wish her every
success.
success.
Globe Theater. —This theater was last
night crowded to witness the variety per
formance. Mtnager James Flynne deserves
credit in catering to the wants of his patrons.
All who want to have fun ought to go and see
Murphy, Adams, Warfield and Banks in the
negro act entitled " Ylrs Jones's Monkey,"
also "Louisiana Justice," in which Banks
played the role of Judge. The "Can-Can"
holds the boards for the after-piece, and will
continue, so during the holidays. There will
be a grand gilt matinee given on Saturday at
noon. Ladies admitted for twenty-five cents;
children free. They have also billed twelve
new stars for Monday night, in which all are
spoken of as flue in their line.
Buy your buggy aud carnage of L. T. Maddux,
35 Carondelet street, New Orleans.
New Orleans, St. Louis and Chicago and
Mississipi Central railroads burn St. Bernard
coal.
If yon want a fine turkey for Christmas,
oorner Canal and Camp is the place to get it.
The little folks are to have a fine oppor
tunity to win splendid prizes at the Varieties
Matinee on Christmas Day. Besides the
thousand toys to be given away, each child
will be presented with a number on entering,
which will entitle it to a chance to win one of
the four magnificent Paris dolls provided by
the management.
Welcome to the New Music Emporium —
We were interested and edified the other day
by a visit to the new musio house of our
frieDds, Blackmar A Finney. We found their
establishment, No. 174 Canal street, opposite
the Varieties Theater, literally filled with the
choicest and most elegant variety of pianos
and organs of well-known and justly re
nowned makers. Among them we noticed
pianos from the factories of Guild, Church A
Co., Boston ; R. Bradbury, and Nunns A Co.,
New York ; and Schoinacker, of Philadelphia.
It is mostly of note that the Schomacker is an
"administration" piano, having been seleoted
by the last three Presidents for the White
House. We also saw there the very pink of
pertection in the way of an upright piano—
the Rogers, which, to be appreciated, must
be seen. We cordially commend you to Black
mar A Finney.
Wants and To Rent inserted in the Bulletin for
fifty cents. _
There is not the slightest truth in the story
that Morton has been hand in glove with the
whisky ring. This may be accepted as abso
lutely true, as we have Mor.ou's own word
for it —Louisville Ledger,
" I don't miss my church so much as you
suppose," said a lady to her minister, who had
called upon her during her illness; "fori
make Betsy sit at the window as soon as the
bells begin to chime and tell me who are going
to church, and whether they have got any
thing new on. "
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A BILLIARD PALACE.
Opening of the Crescent Hall.
Second to None in the World.
Last evening J. A. Walker, Esq., the pro
prietor of the new Crescent Billiard Hall, cor
ner of St. Charles and Canal streets,' threw
open its doors to the patronage of the public,
Prior to the general opening, the favored,
amongst them members of tbe press, and
ladies accompanied by escorts, were specially
invited to an inspection of his billiard pal
of
it.
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The clinking of champagne glasses, to
gather with the enthusiastic ejaculations of
those present, fitly attested the popularity of
Mr. Walker and his guests' appreciation of
his commendable enterprise in having pre
sented to our city the most beautiful billiard
hall in the world. We might dwell at length
upon the dazzling brilliancy of the scene pre
sented upon this specific occasion. Let it
suffice that the host exerted himself, and in
their short stay he may rest assured of having
found many well-wishers amongst the ladies
It has been with more than ordinary in
terest that the public has watched the gradual
growth of this buildiag, and some months
since when the last plank of what had been a
por.ion of the scaffolding disippeared, the
eye of the passer-by was attracted by its neat
finish. Built of lake brick and heavily stuo
coed in plaster, with a large veranda running
its entire length on either street, it stands an
ornament to the boulevards on which it cen
ters.
Its very appearance is a guarantee of
strength and >afety, and the unfortunate
accident which befell the old hall we may not
look for. The handsome stores which occupy
the frontage of the building on both thorough
fares, add much to the general set-off of the
exterior, and are a reminder of old times.
The main hall, which is entered from St.
Charles street, presents a pleasing appearance.
The walls and ceiling are paneled and tastily
painted color of ashes of roses, relieved by a
border of white. Prom the ceiling hang
rystal chandeliers, tho lights, when lit, re
flecting a brilliancy unequaled.
Nearest to the door aud prone against the
wall stands a cigar-case 12 by 15 feet, which
is truly a handsome specimen of cabinet
work; while the oyster counter, which, like
the cigar stand, is of oak aud walnut, is an
evidence of lavish expenditure.
Passing further back, we reach the bar
room, and, lookiug up, find ourselves reflect
ed in a glass 15 feet high by forty feet long,
covering entirely one side of this place of re
sort. Rich Egyptian cornices ornamented in
gold surround and partition off the glass,
while on the middle cornice is mounted the
monogram of the proprietor, J. A. YV.
In the facade of the cornice in alto relief
bunches of grapes lend a thorough finish to
this beautiful piece of workmanship.
Ttie other three sides of the room are fur
nished in crimson panels; the wainscoting
and counter being of oak aud walnut, the lat
ter highly designed. The bar, of oiled rose
wood, is literally resplendent with glassware.
This room is brilliantly illuminated, tbe gas
being supplied through rich canielabras.
The center pieces over the candelabras, which
are designed to represent bunches of fruit in
full relief, are masterpieces of workmanship
and art.
Like the old Crescent Hill, a smaller en
trance from Canal street can at all times be
used as a means of exit from the bar-room.
Large store and wine rcoms occupy the bal
ance of the lower floor. Mounting a broad
and graceful staircase, near the top of which
stands a bronze figure holding in her hand a
cluster of seven lights, we are ushered into
the billiard hall. The beauty of our sur
roundings is fully equaled by the surprise
and pleasure with whten wo turn to congratu
late our host. The dimensions of this room
do not vary from those of the old hall, but the
arrangements bespeak that comfort which was
formerly lacking. In height this room
measures 28 feet 4 inches. The ceiling in
relief is finished in pure white, with a heavy
oornice in Doric, the panels being orna
mented with small centerpieces.
The walls, of rose tint frescoed in Renaia -
sance, bordered by designs of the Florentine
school, add new laurels to the artists, Messrs.
Soulie A Philast. Between the large and
smaller divisions of the hall, heavy arches,
resting on composite pillars, add security and
grace to the room. Appropriate chandeliers
give the requisite light to sixteen Collender
American standard billiard tables. These
tables, 41x9, are elegant specimens of work
manship] and could not fail to satisfy even the
most fastidious professional. In panels at
the further end of the room, facing St.
Cfiarles street, rest five mirrors, live feet high
by tour feet eight inches wide, the reflected
rays of which heighten the general appear
ance of this beautitul place of resort.
Elegant shades, the color of the water of
the Nile, appropriately designed, lend a pe
culiar charm to the surroundings, protecting
the player from the heat of the sun, at the
same time furnishing a subdued and good
light
The effice, which faces the staircase, and is
placed against the wall between the arches, is
of rosewood, lit by a light in the hand of a
bronze statuette. From this point magnetic
bells communicate with each table, the latter
being provided with dumb watches, the bene
fits of which, as a cheek, will be fully appre
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ciated.
When we add that an elegant silver wa'er
cooler, together with other appropriate furni
ture, is not lacking, some idea may be formed
of the enterprise displayed by the energotic
proprietor.
Tfie C.ub Room, adjoining, Mr. Walker has
placed at the disposal of social gather
ings. A heavy Brussels carpet, miHt-gray,
and ornamented with crimson fern,covers the
floor of this little bijou, in the center of which
stands a billiard table, while easy chairs and
convenient tables abound.
The walls, of sea green like the main hall,
are highly frescoed in Renaissance and Floren
tine, the designs of which are most appro
priate.
In the oenter of the main panel, su pended
from a Chess Knight, hang two cornucopias.
These have evidently been upset, and falling
therefrom pell mell, dominoes, cards, chess
men, billiard balls, etc., seem to vie with
each other to heighten the general confusion.
A second design represents the Chess Q teen
upholding the palmetto leaf, in the lap of
which rest securely a choice selection of native
flowers.
The third, a Chess Knight, is evidently a
pupil of Bacchus, for in his tenacious grasp
he clings to a liquor stand which contains the
nectar of the Gods.
Sporting pictures are hung around this
room, which, iu itsel*, is a sight worth seeing.
Retracing our steps we pass to the pool
room, whioh is in marked contrast to what
we have above described. It has an air of
business about it, and a glance at the face
of "Tom" is convincing proof of his de
termination to initiate the unsophisticated
into the mysteries of the high and low
ball.
Pictures of Gamier, Daly, and the Dion
brothers, are hung around. No decoration
is noticeable, but the purity of the wall
unsullied as yet by diconsolale heads, bespeak
that this is a new deal.
In closing, we are pleased to hear that Mr.
Charles Quaid will occapy his old praimnent
of
of
of
it
in
a
position. His popularity is unquestioned, for
he is a thorough gentleman.
Credit is due Mr. Fleming, who mounted the
gas fixtures, while the work of Conrad, the
painter, could not be harshly criticised. The gas
fixtures and statuary are from Mitchell,Yance
A Co., New York; the mirrors were imported
through Uter, S H. Purdy, Thirteenth street,
New York, furnished the mirror trame in the
bar room, while the carpet and matting were
also imported.
P. Ruch is deserving of more than passing
praise. His efforts bespeak a first-class work
man.
Tbe upper story of the building we did not
visit, it having no interest to the general
public.
THE CITY.
A Family Conflict. —In a cottage house at
the comer oi Tchoupitoulas and Berlin streets,
there resides a large foreign family, known as
the Carrahers, who very frequently indulge
in what is generally termed a rough and tum
ble fight. The male portion of the family.
Owen Carraher, Sr., Owen Carraher, Jr., and
Peter Carraher, took their turn Wednesday
morning and made the dishes, plates, chairs
and tables fly around at a rapid rate for a
short time, when an old time battle took place.
They created such a violent noise that a police
man, who was five squares away, heard the
yells and cries, and made them move out into
the Seventh Precinct Station.
Attempted Arson. —John Chinn attempted
to set tire to Mr. J. Mertncovich's house, cor
ner of Camp and Thalia streets, on Wednes
day night at 9 o'clock. He was caught in the
act and turned over to Officer Bonnette, who
brought him to the Second Precinct Station.
Mr. Merencovich has every reason to believe
that the place was not set on fire through
malice. He knows Chinn, and thinks that he
is out of his mind.
Attempted Burglary. —About 1 o'clock
Thursday morning some unknown thief en
tered the premises of Mrs. Knight, 241 Char
tres street. The thief was discovered by the
police, and frightened off before he had time
to pick up what he intended to carry off.
The police entered the house in pursuit of
the thief, but tailed to capture him, as he had
made his escape by sliding down the gallery
posts to the street.
Police Notes. —A mule and cart were found
astray and sent to the Third District Pfiund
from the corner of Frenchmen and Esplan
ade streets.
Henry Davis was arrested Wednesday
morning at the corner of Peters and Esplan
ade streets, charged with larceny. The ar
rest was made at the solicitation of Charles
Martinez.
Gambling on the streets, disturbing the
peace, aud using obscene language, is the
list of complaints made on the books of the
Fifth Precinct Station against Wallace French,
John Burke and John Porter, known in the
district as levee loafers.
Collie Johnson, seven years old, got into
trouble Wednesday at tbe corner of St.
Claude and Esplanade streets. He was on
bis way home with a small basket filled with
dishes when a crowd of bad boys got after
him and kicked his basket out of bis bands,
breaking all the crockery. The boys ran ofl',
leaving him crying. At this time Special
Officer Kuutz Stolberger, with bis usual vim
and masterly courage, came up and wanted
to know why he, Collie, did not go home and
stop disturbing the peace. The little fellow
not knowing that he was face to face with a
metropolitan policeman in disguise, replied
that he would make as much noise as he
pleased and go home when it pleased him so
to do. Kuntz got his mad up then and
showed his authority by locking the infant up
in the Treme Station.
Franeis Cardie, aged 28 years, and a native
of Germany, and Thomas Wisely, aged 48
years, and a native of Ireland, were sent to
the Charity Hospital from No. 53 Delta street,
in a sick and destitute condition.
A mad dog was shot and killed Wednesday,
at the cornerof Chartres and Bienville streets.
A. Jacobs, a carpenter by trade, was taken
to the Third Precinct Station and locked up
on a warrant, from his home, No. 304 Caron
delet street, for obtaining goods from JA).
Samuels under false pretenses.
Our Young Chinamen.
The installment of Chinese boys who recently
arrived in San Francisco will probably reach
Springfield to-day. This lot, thirty in number, is
tbe fourth and last installment of one hundred
and twenty picked Chinese youth who are sent to
this country to be educated, their stay here
being limited to fifteen years, in which time it is
expected they will acquire a thorough English
education. The boys will stop at the Haynes
Hotel, in Springfield, for a day or two, and then
be distributed by Mr. Yung Wing throughout
Massachusetts aud Connecticut. After receiving
a common school education they will he sent to
colleges or into the army and navy, according as
the commissioners shall elect.— Wurcest er Sun ,
Xoremher 30.
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A. M. HILL,
Manufacturer and realer in All Kinds of
GOLD PENS,
HOLDERS, PEN AND PENCIL CASES,
TOOTHPICKS, ETC.,
Presents the following REDUCED PRICE LIST,
and solicits City and Country Orders :
No. o.
No
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82 ( 111 .
No. I. No 3. No. 2 No. I.
_ . . *1 75. - ft 50. 8125. ft.
Ao. 1 Ladies' Pen in Desk-Holder............£i 25
No. 1 .. Pearl-Holder and Box... 2 50
*"'• 8 „ , -- -- ... 3 50
No. .1 School Pen in Desk-Holder.............. j 75
No. I Pen in Pocket-Holder................... 2 50
*•> 1 - - with Pencil....... 3 50
1 Pen in Solid Gold Penc.l Case........... s 50
12 00
No.
No. 10 Pen in Fine Holder and Box (iârgêét
Pen made)...............
fi 00
5 00
3 00
3 50
Pearl and Gold Magic Pencils
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Ruhlier .. ...... ^
I will send any of the above ar icles by niaii regis
tered at my risk, on me pt of price. Money 'can be
sent solely by mail, registered. •
Gold Pens Repointed, 7,5c.
Address - _ A. M. HILL,
t 86 St. Charles street.
Coiner Commercial Place.
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ALL GRADES OF
lUiVTIVE WINES,
IN STORE AND FOR SALE AT
The Kelley Island Wine Company's Depot,
1-3........PETERS STREET.....^..15
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