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VOLUME II— NO. 553.
NEW ORLEANS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1875. PRICE—FIVE CENTS WA1NTS.____ WANTS inserted in this column at ill TV CENTS per square. U 7 AN TED—AN INVOKE CLERK IN A COT ton ! linker s Oilice. Address P. O , Box 3U4. d29 2t* _ IVANTED—A TENANT FOR A HANDSOME Vf ly furnished Iront room, with board: other rooms can be had also. Rates very reasonable, at I Mrs. CHBSLEV'S. 188 Julia street. _ 'lit It' W ANTED— BY A DRESSMAKER, TO GO OCT by the dav. week ormon h; is a good Cutter | and Fitter, or wi 1 do the woik at home, if desired I Any person in a hurry with work may call at .114 , Second s reet. near St. Denis street._d29 lt*_ P ARTNER WANTED—WITH A CASH CAPI tal of about $5000, to take an interest in a Mann- i faeturiug Business: is profitable and safe. Oilice i man pieferred. Reference« exchanged. Address Post Office Box No. 220. d29 .'It' \1TANTED—A COMPETENT BOOK KEEPER. , 1T State salary expected and refe.enccs. Address; P. O., Box 185. d2S 2„* W ANTED-BY AN EXPERIENCED PARTY, ! a situation as washer an ironer. Also, by a you ns; a situation to do plain cooking and house woik. Address V. C., at this office._ d*J3 j \|TAXTED TO KENT—A SMALL FURNISHED t T Loom in the F irst, Second or Fourth District. : Address, with lull particulars, 1'., Bulletin office. dsW -it* I WANTED—PURCHASERS I-OR EG(-S FROM m the following varieties of chic kens: Partridge j Cochin, $5 for Lb Buff Cochin. #5 for lit; White Leg born, £2 50 for lit. The a 'ove chickens ta*ve b«*vrn j selected w ta a view of having the most perfect | birds and for their egg producing qualities. * or PJ r ' tit ulars, address P. CT, Bull etin "dice^_ ** IlfANTED-TO ANNOUNCE EXTRAORI)I- I nary inoucements in l>KNTIsrR\. Lower by i one-half tlian formerl charged. . Dr. G. I*. MALONEY. 150 Canal street, would j announce to the public that lie is prepared to I er form al operations iu Dentistry, lower than can be j done clbewhere for the best work. Ihe Doctor hav- , ing been several years iu the profession studied under tin* best talent of New York and Philadelphia, also a Graduate Dentist, enables him to give those r quiring his services ihe benefit of his long expe- i rience. All the latest improvements. I Teetli extracted without pain, cheaper than else- j wh re. X. B.—Clinics every day at 7 and s o clock. A. M., ! free of cliarge, for the poor._ d-.H Gt ' \\T ANTED—TO STORE ANY AMOUNT OF VV Hay, at 5 cents per bale, in a tiist-class fire proof Warehouse. Address " T Bulletin office. <126* W ANTED—A SITUATION AS TRAVELING ! agent, by a man extensively acquainted throughout Texan. For particulars address H.. I*. O. Box 520, Galveston _ d25 tf j W ANTED—Some three or four nice Families can | he accommodated with tine Furnished Rooms and the best of Board at 149 St. Charles street, nearly opp, site Lafayette Square Also some twenty-live or thirty day Boarders will be taken at four dollars per week, payable in advance. This is a great reduc tion from former prices. The house is tirst^lass, second to none in the city. None need apply hut the best of pe pie. Remember 119 St. Charles street. n5 ly*_____________ W A NTED — A private family residing at No. 8 St. Peter street, fronting on .Jackson Square, desire to rent two front rooms to gentlemen, or gen tlemen and their wives, with or without hoard. n3 tf W ANTED—By a young lady who can give the liest ol references, a position as visiting gov erness iu a family or private school. Address A. V., Bulletin office. n23 tf W ANTED—50,000 Ladies and Gentlemen to call and examine the .atest novelty out, called the "JAPANESE CHILD'S CARRIAGE AND CRA DLE," on exhibition and lor sale by L. T. MAD DUX. 35 Carondelet street. an29 tf W ANTED—Secondhand Carnages and Buggies any one having such and wishing to dispose of them can find ready sale for the same by calling on L. T. MADDUX, 35 Carondelet street, dealer in car riages,__ mvH.~ POLITICAL. At llic Request of Jinny of Our Il «nom hie and interested citiztns tf the Fifth Ward, we have consented te allow our names to he used in firming a ticket as delegates to he elected for the State Con vention. which is to take place on the 5th of January next; the election for delegates to take place on the 30th inst. : A. Carrière, L. Quetrouze, B. Saloy. G. Merz II Wax. N A'egno Ed Knesset, P. Mallard, Sr., H. Lehmann, V. limit, B. Xautre._ d29 2t* — To the Voters of tile Third Ward. — An Election for DELEGATES to the Convent on to meet in this city on tee first WEDNESDAY of Jan uary proximo, will he held in accordance with in structions from the Parish Committee on the 30lh inst. The Polls will he opened at the corner of Baronne and Gravier streets. 'ihe following gentlemen are selected to take charge cf the txectioc : JUDGES : THOMAS GRACE, JOHN T. M< MULLEN, Cl.ERKS AND COMMISSIONERS : T. USHER. FRANK P. RENTON, ALEX. TaYLOR, JOHN WARD, ot River D. WM. RYAN, side Club, J. SULLIVAN, JOHN WARD, of Young THUS. ADAMS, Men s Club, T. REILLY, THUS. GRIFFIN, P. SKEGIIN, A. FINN. It will be necessary for every voter to produce his State Registration Certificate of 1874 in order to vote. Those who have removed into the Ward or become ot age since last registration, will have to qualify to the satisfaction of the Judges. J. R. S. SELLECK, d29 td* President Third Ward Central Club._ Eighth Ward Democratic Club—The Demo cratic and Conservative Voters of tbi.s ward are here by notified that the Polls w 11 be opened for the Elec tion of DELEGATES to the Louisiana State Con vention at Carroll Hall, corner of Eiysian Fields and Greatraen, from 7 A. M. t>8 P. M.,December 30,1875. ■irtxîK ; DAN SULLIVAN. COMMISSIONERS : Hon. C. F. SEAMAN, JOHN SCHOLL, JOHN EVEKhTT. M. RIOLAN, A. STEWART. CLERKS: ED. CURLEY, GUS WOODS. (129MEAM* DAN SULLIVAN. President. " Thirteenth Ward Democ atie Club— A Meet ing of this Club will he h-Id at the " White House, " corner Valence and Tchoupitoulas streets, WED NESDAY EVENING December 29th, si 7 o'clock. All Democratic a-d Conservative VoterH of the Ward are earnestly requested to atten d d29 MAE To the Voters of the Four h Word—Pursu ant to instructions from the Democratic Parish Com mittee. an election for Ei^ht DELEGATES »o the State Convention will be held on THURSDa\ . De cember 30, 1875. The polls will be opened on Cus tomhouse, between Vill-re and Robertson streets, from 7 A. M. to 7 P. M The following pentlemeu— WM. HENRY. Judge; W. H. MORGAN and FRINK WAGATHA. Commissioners, and T. E. BIRMINGHAM and GEO. TAYLOR. Clerks, are notilied to be at the polls at 7 A. M.. orompt. JOHN LeMONNIER, President. E DW. KEENA, Clerk. _ d'-* 1 - 1 Hall People's Third Ward Democratic Club. The officers and members Of the a ove club are hereby notified to attend a special meeting, to be held on WEDNESDAY EVENING. Decern lier 29. at 7 o'clock, over the Cotton Exchange, on Gravier, be twi en Carondelet and Baronne streets. The River side Club, Crescent City Club an l Bulletin Guards are respectfully invited 'o attend, under resolution adopted by the club. By order. E. LALMAXT, President. J. P. COLL, Secretary. d29 It* To the Democratic and Conservative Voters of the Second Watd—The polls for the (lection of delegates to the Democratic S ate Convention, to be holden the 5th oi January next, will be open THURS DAY, the 90th of December 1875, from 7 A. M. to 6 P. M.. at No. 23f- Calliope street, corner of Dryades. Judges: John O'Neil, II. B. Foley and John Dovle. \V. T. HOUSTON ' Pr-'sident Second Ward Central Democratic Club. T. E. GR AHA M, Secretary.__d29 2t*_ ' Tenth Ward Democratic Club.—The Demo cratic aud Conservative voters of this Wa-d are her - bv notified that the polls will be opened for the elec tion of Delegates to the Louisiana State Convention, at the corner of Jackson nod Magazin- streets, at 7 A. M . December 30. DENIS MAHONEY. d28 td President. — To the Voters of the Third iwm-.ta n.rc tion for delegate« to the Convention to meet in this citv on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of January, ptox imo will be held in accordance » ith instructions from the Parish Committee, on the 30th inst. The polls will be opened at the corner of Gravier and Baronne Streets A list of the Judges and Clerks will be pub lished as soon as the Presidents of the various anxili arv Ward Clubs shall have submitted a list of tlieir lim.mendationstothe President of t he Central Club. J R. S. SELLLClv, President. recommendations to the 1 'J I THOS. EGAN, Jr, Secy. ON DIT. ....Wanted-A word fully descriptive of this kind of weather. Two good matinees on Wednesday, j Ain't folks having fan this holiday time? .This is the time of year when editors' „„ , . , „ffnainna I waste baskets are failed with poetic eönsions on the New Year and storied fit lor the occa- , s j on There was a caucus of the Republican ! ----mere wa ,wino members at the State-House yesterday, dur g which a programme for the coming session was discussed, but not adopted. If 'sântà 'clans don't send a deputy on ----it oau ___ New Year's Eve to represent mm and supply his own Chistmas omissions, some little folks in this city will lose faith in his universal kindness. .That's a tremendous load ot cotton that the James Howard is bringing to the city, isn't it? A dispatch from Vicksburg, dated Tuesday morning, says she left there with 7400 bales on board, bound for New Orleans. Hurrah for the Howard ! ____If the oil lamps on the upper side of ! Canal street, beyond Galvtz, were not cleaned any oftener than the gas lamps on the oppo site side of the street, they would be of no use. The latter have not been attended to for lo ! these many weeks. ... .Some malicious person, on Monday, be tween the hours of 3 and 5 o'clock, broke down several of the brackets recently put up in the S ate-H juse. The gas escaped freely for a time, but Officer Walsh discovered the damage and immediately turned off the gas. ... .If onoe in a while, just as a sort of re creation, the drivers of the Magazine street cars would look down cross streets, they would find the monotony of their labors con siderablv lessened. Have they joints in their necks or are they try ing to escape from pas sengers .So you won't explain, Mr. Lowell? Well, that leaves the court and the public generally to drawn their own inference as to the causo cf your strange procedure. In the absence of a satisfactory txulanation from you the matter looks bod, even for a Radical office-holder. The commission of physicians appointed by the Governor to inquire into the mental condition of Coleman, the convicted mur derer, have reported that he is not a fit sub ject for the Insane Asylum, and that he was not insane at the lime he committed the crime for which he is condemned to death. ... .There are every now and then rumors of a change in the office of the Chief ot Po lice. Some time ago it was currently reported and believed that Gen. Badger was to super sede Loan, and now it is said that Badger is not the man, but that Geo. B. Johnson is. Meanwhile Col. Loan retains the office and draws the pay. .... At a meeting of Pelican Hook and Lad der Fire Company No. 4, held last evening, the following officers were elected: President, *Leon Bertolt; Vice President, *F. Gueringer; Foreman, *0. E. Sullivan; First Assistant, *P. H. Ford; Second Assist ant, Chas. Lejeune; Secretary, *P. Roussel; Treasurer, P. N. Benachi; Wari-n, M. Piffet. Delegates to F. C. A.—L. Bertolt, O. E. Sullivan, P. A. McIntyre. Sub-Delegates to F C. A.—G. N. Durel, J. P. Macheca, P. H. Ford. Those marked * were re-elected. After the adjournment of the meeting the company kindly treated ns to an enjoya ,le serenade. ... .The committee of citizens appointed at the mass meeting of Monday night, waited on the Council on Tuesdav morning and had i an extended secret consultation. It is to be very earnestly hoped that some practicable 1 plan may be evolved for carrying out the wishes of the meeting. The people are a . , , i unit as to the urgency of the proposed reforms. j The question seems to be how are they to be achieved if the Senate and the Governor op pose them, which it is more than probable they will do. The Honse has it in its power to force the measures ai m(d at, and the peo ple expect the members of the House to act firmly and enforce their rights. ____A prominent jeweler informed us Mon day that his sales were most encouraging, aggregating largely more than they did this time last year. The increase has been some what sudden, owing no doubt to the fact that our planters and the people from the country . . . . ,, .... are just now coming to the city, their absence having been occasioned by the additional time and labor required to gather the unusually large crops of cotton and of sugar. _. 6 , - . , , . - The purchase of jewelry and ornaments is, perhaps, the very best evidence of returning prosperity. People who Lave little money buy little jewelry. We suspect the planters and the people f the country who are en gaged in tilling the soil will be in easier circumstances this winter than they have beeu for many years before. THE LOUISIANA JUDGESHIP. Beneath other important matters the ques lion of the District Judgeship has been hid den somewhat for some days past. We learn, however, by a letter recently received here from a well known Louisianian in Washing ton, some dew features of the case. As the matter y>w stands, it appears all the aspi rants have been left out of the field, and the contestants are B.liings and Williamson; West still hanging on for the former, although he is satisfied he (Billings) can not be con firmed. Both sides are holding off in Washington just now, neither caring to make the square issue by having his name sent in by the President. There is some talk there of put ting forth the name of Judge E. North Cul lom, now of the Fifth District Court, as a compromise candidate. From the present aspect it is probable some days will elapse before a nomination will be made. Ohio River boats burn St. Bernard coal. Buy your buggy aud carriage of L. T. Maddux, 35 Carondelet street, New Orleans. Advertisements in the Want and Rent column in th« Bulletin, not exceeding one square, inserted for fifty cents each. THE VIRGINIA SENSATION. The New York HeraUTs letter from Rich mond ' of December 23 <L 8 ives a description effects produced by the recent earthquake. A The successive shocks are thus described : THE FIRST SHOCK. Everybody agrees that the first of the shocks was the most terrifio and startling of ^ em a jj > ghakirg and swaviüg the houses like a cradle, rattling glai-ses and glassware, ringing bells, and, in many instances, throw- ieg persons from tüeir beds with force and £ len(je to tbe door This i atter incident occurred at sevetal of the hotels and num- bers of private dwellings, and the effect was a once *to produce a panic and the wildest | consternation that can be imagined. Men an d women alike rushed into passages and greets, screaming with terror, unable to realize such an awful visitation, and. in the confusion and uproar which ensued, escaping the effect of the second "shake," which fol lowed in about three minutes atter the first, THE SECOND SHOCK. This latter shock was less violent,but,like the first, it came with the same rambling and as suppressed sound of thunder, the same rushing noise, like a whirlwind, and the same shooting of meteors in the empyrean, which ; was filled with electricity, produciug the most brilliant and at the same time the most as tonishing effects. Those who were calm and ' collected enough to witness the latter dispLy in the streets became terribly impressed with this extraordinary demonstration of nature, and there was many a mental resolution, tending to a reformation in the future, made ; in the few minutes that it lasted. THE THIRD SHOt'K. In about twenty minutes from the first shock the third occurred, and this was still | less violent than even the second, but accom panied with the same atmospheric phenomena as the preceding two. After that there was the usual midnight or j early morning stillness, unbroken save only j by the wanderings of the panic-stricken citi zens and their speculations and discussions as ; to the recurrence of the remarkable and ex citing events of the night. Nothing further a - . . , i happened, and many were becoming quieted C and retiring again, when, as some say, at a little after 3 A. M., still another very slight and feeble shock was felt and heard, but so very slight that but few noticed it, though many vouch for it as an actual fact. The precise time which the rumble and vibration of the first shock continued, being variously reported, could not be ascertained. The shortest time mentioned was ten seconds, the longest fifty. The earth swell is com pared with the swell of the ocean in a calm as felt on board of a steamship. "Never," says the letter, "in the history of this city, so famous for disasters and terrible catastrophes, was there such dismay and consternation de picted on the countenances of the populace as they stood in their doorways or in the streets, tremblingly looking forward to a calamity more awful than anything they had yet ex perienced. From interviews had with per sons of intelligence and cool judgment it is now certain that the city and vicinity were ioIeiTuyThakeY\»y** three dïïunct rumblîngs , J , , . , , o an earl iqua e, aecompan.e y a noist resembhug thunder, a rushing sound in the j air and the shooting of thousands of meteors through the heavens." A VISIT TO THE SOUTHERN BOAT HOUSE. In rambling along the river bank on Sunday evening, enjoying the fresh breeze blowing from the southwest and so invigorating to our almo 4 t overtaxed body, we strolled into the new boat-house, recently built and belonging to the Southern Boat Club, and situated at the head of Delachaise street. The building was designed and constructed b Y Charles Deckbar, a skilled mechanic, and one °* members of this sterling organiza- , tion. It is of the Swiss style of architecture, ! sixty-five feet long by thirty wide, with front ; side galleries. There is a cupola on top of the building, : affording a good view up and down the river | front a B good diBtauce . The cost of the , building when entirely completed, will be 1 I ! ! ; } ! ; ' I one thousand dollars. The above organization is composed of young gentlemen numbering some seventy five members. The officers of the club are as follows: T. L. Ross, President; Ju ge Barrett, Vice Pres ident; J. N. Abbott, Secretary; J. Harding, Treasurer; M. Dallas, Captain. They have a ] so a number of honorary members, among whom may be mentioned Columbus H. Allen, : Tkig ^ a i* thong h one of the youngest in ! the assoc iation, having been organized a little over a year ago, is making rapid strides j for the front place. In the late St. John re eatta the Southern Club was fourth in both f he siDgle 8hell and gig race. They have five b oa , 8i v j z : One single shell and four gigs. One «r two ot the boats were built by Mr. Deckbar. , . j Oa the whole, the club has a fine boat house, and, possessing great advantages, will ere long be numbered Al in our boating as i VTRIk'F OP THF TINKERS ! A STRI L U _ *• • j Tuesday about noon a large number of tin sociatiou. We extend our thanks for the kind reception extended, and promise to call again. men assembled at the corner of Camp and Gravier streets on a strike. Several being interviewed, stated that the several tin bosses of the city had reduced the price of piece work during the last week fully forty- , five per cent, and that the journeymen could not make a living at present rates. They propose gathering all the workers in tin together and hold a meeting some time this afternoon, La^t Week of the Great Banrupt Sale. The last opportunity for procuring these great bargains offered by the Messrs. Mont gomery, auctioneers, at 100 Canal street, is announced. If such is the case, many will read it with regret, tor, although the patron age extended to the establishment has been very large, still there are many who have not availed themselves of the inducements it has presented for the past few weeks, and to such we would say that this is positively the last week that they can eiercise tfiisprivilege; that Messrs. Montgomery has afforded them a first class stock of dry goods, cloths, carpets, etc., at prices far below their actual value. Magnifioent pianos of every description are being received by every steamer and train at Blacbmar A Finney's, Canal street, opposite Varieties Theater. Anchor Line, nard coal. of Memphis, burn St Ber Wants and To Rent inserted in the Bulletin for fifty cents. A SHOOTING AFFRAY IN NAT CHITOCHES. E. L. Pierson Killed. For some time past there has been a diffi- culty between E L. Pierson, of Natchitoches, a member of the House of Representative^, and James Cosgrove, editor of the Natchito- ches Vindicator , which has been growing in intensity, and which it is reported culminated the killing of Pierson by Cosgrove on Sun- day last This report has been confirmed by a dis patch received yesterday by a gentleman in this city from J. £. Walmsley, a merchant in the town of Natchitoches, which states that Pierson and Cosgrove met on Sunday, that Cosgrove shot Fierson in the head, killing him instantly and that Pierson was buried on Monday. The last issue of the Vindicator contained a very severe attc.ck on Pierson, and it is re ported that in conseouence Pierson chrllenged Cosgrove, and on the challenge being refused by the latter on the ground that iierson was not a gentleman. Pierson notified birr that he would stoct him on sight. They met, and as above stated, Pierscn was killed. A SAD ACCIDENT A boy Shol iu the Left Breast ai d Î innrer oiisly Wounded. , ,, . . „ . ... _____ __ _ „„ , samed Robert Lilpe, aged 1- years, was ac- ; Tuesday morning, about 9 o'clock, a boy ..... .... , ... i C identally shot in the left breast at the corner , of Philip and Carondelet streets, by a man named Robert Apel, who was carelessly hand ling a pistol. The boy was conveyed to his residence on Brainard street, between Philip and Jackson. His wound was examined by Dr. Smith, who declined giving any opinion. Robert A pel meeting Officer West on Jackson street sur rendered himself and was locked up in the Sixth Precinct Station. A BRAVE LADY. A Young Lady Graduate Bet lines to Re ceive a Diploma from the Usurper Brown and his Bonrd. j 1 ! I : ! I I i I j I We publish with sincere pleasure the fül!owing le ^ e f f r ° m ° n ® ° f tbe g / a ? Uat . e , S ° f the Upper Girls High School, and should he i . d t0 gee h er example emulated by other j _ Tt _ -- ----! , ! ; : | , ^pr^nracrini^u^rintendenTanTBoarl 1 - scholars. It has always been a matter of pro found surprise to us that the scholars in the I public schools would ccnsei-t to receive,much less set value upon, a diploma signed by the ! negro Brown, the usurping Superintendent, and his confreres of the School Board. ! A diploma is something which is usually specially valuable and dear to a scholar, and ought to be, but what graduate from the pub lic schools of New Orleans could in the futcre exhibit to his or her friends with any sort of pride, the miserable piece of parchment is sued during the corrupt Radical regime of ; the schools. New Orleans, Dec. 27, 1875. } Editor New Oileans Bulletin: Dear Fir— I have observed in several of the ! Sunday papers a call for the names of the ; scholars who refused to accept diplomas at ' the late examination of the Upper Girls' High I School. I wish to have my name put on record as one who would not receive a diploma from _ _____ _ that "shall have to submit to the hunrliaiion : ! j j of Directors. 1 hope, dear sir, at some fu ture and not far distant day to be al le to ob tain one from those legally appointed, repre senting our people, possessing good moral characters, of gentlemanly deportm: nt intel ligence and scholarly attainments. My class, I cherish the hope, is the last which we have endured. Very respectfally, your obedient servant, Margaret J. Renn^-O' Graduate Al. Meetins of the Central Council Property Holder!'. The attendance at the regular weekly meet ing of the Central Council of the Property Holders'Union last night was not as Iarpe as usual, owing no doubt to the fact thet the room in which the meetings are held is 8 pnated in the third story of the Grünewald J. o. . ^allows, on call for report of com- I mittees reported at length an act relative to : ! bribery ' This a0t aU ° WS dthCr tt# party j 0 ff dr j ng or receiving bribes to become a SLate witness without punishment. Adopted. ! : ! The committee reported also "An act to provido for raising a revenue for the State, the parishes, the city of New Orleans, and other incorporated towns and cities; describ ing the property exempt from taxation; pro , yiaing for the proper listing or assessment of "the same; miking the payment ot a poll tax a pre- i requisite for voting; and providing for the equalization of the assessment rolls in the several parishes and throughout the State, and for the means necessary to carry this law into effect; and for the repeal of laws on the same subject matter." j A few sections of the act were read, after ! considerable discussion, but before finishing the reading, Mr. Scanlan moved that the Council go into secret session. Adopted. The meeting then adjourned to Thursday night. _ Mr. Philip Werlein, the well-known piano dealer, of 78, 80, 82 and 90 Baronne street, has just received an invoice of some twenty Chickering upright and square pianos; also some of the popular Dunham and Hale pianos, which he will sell at reduced prices, for cash, or on monthly payments. He has also on hand a number of new and second handed Pleyel pianos, from $100 upwards. Wants and lo Rent inserted in the Bulletin for fifty cents. Ladies, the place par excellence for late pop ular and choice music is at Biackmar & Fin ney's new music house, opposite the Varieties i Theater, THE CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS. The regular weekly caucus of the Conserv ative members of the Legislature was held last night. Speaker Estrlette presided, and there was present between twelve and fifteen members, all city members, with the excep tion of two, including Speaker Estilette. Several matters were considered, among others was the propriety of instructing Speaker Estilette to defer the completion aud announcement of the House committees until the announcement of the Senate Com mittees, tor the purpose of seeing whether or not the Democratic members were given a fair representation on them, and acting ac cordingly. No conclusion was arrived at, the matter being on motion postponed until the next meeting on Thursday night. Another matter considered was the Police bill, reducing the expense of the force passed at the last session. Speaker Estillette pre sented the act and asked the advice of the caucus. This bill, itsoems, was hi Idan from sight for some time past, but was suddenly revived and presented to the Speaker, it was said, for his signature. This is a tusp, it was imagined, on the part of the other side to place the Democratic caucus in antagonism to the City Council. Tue caucus voted against the Speaker's sign ing the bill. It was then urged that a new police bill be prepared, and the propriety of so doing was under consideration when the causus adjourned. LOUISIANA ITEMS. From the Ouachita Telegraph of the 24th inst. we take the following: There seems to be more than the usual de mand for lands on the Ouachita this winter. , But few places, however, are in the market. ; p r j ceg raD g 6 from lour to six dollars per acre, i - *—----- o ---------------------*------■ , according t0 8ize an d improvements and quality of soil, j Up to noon yesterday the river had risen about nine feet, giving a depth of water of 1 litteen feet in the channel. Tuesday night the river rose over four feet. Skiffs and flats tied to the bank at dark were found next morning for out in the river, and ! some have not been found at all. The river I was well dotted with drift wood and the fog rested thick on the water for an hour or more. : The Masons and Grangers in the vicinity of ! Cuba in this parish have erected a very neat building at Cuba, having two halls, one for I each order. C. T. Dunn, Esq,, District Attorney of this I district, has resigned; for what reason we are not informed. There are several applicants i for the position. The following items are clipped from the I East Feliciana Patriot-Democrat, of the 25lh mst. : j A lthough quite a large amount of cotton has I been brought to this market during the past week, and our town has been rendered quite lively by the presenco of our friends from the ' ' ' y scarce, thus far country! money has been exceedingly i ai d cash sales with our merchanls t have footed up a sum far behind that of pre vions years. I : We are more than pleased to state, for the information of our readers abroad, that peace and order reigns supreme from one end of our parish to the other. While we do not hear of a single act of lawlessness upon the part of either white or black, planters and negroes are entering into contracts for the ensuing year, and a far better feeling exists between the two races than at any period be fore since the close of the war. Nominating Presidential Candidates. [Chicago Tribune.] It is about time for somebody to suggest a new method of nominating Presidential can didates. It might be possible to improve upon the present system under which a can didate is apt to be strong in proportion to the general ignorance about him, as shown in the nominations of a Polk and a Pierce. A large convention, like all mobs, is very apt to be carried away by sham sentiment or false en thusiasm. Thd system is by no means aged. At first there were no formal nominations. Per&ons were voted for by general consent. This w 0 s true of Washington and John Adams, though in 1797, when the latter was, chosen President, some intriguers within his own party, headed by Alexander Ham ilton, nearly succeeded in defeating him by diverting electoral votes to the nomi nal candidate of the Federalists for Vice President Then a system of nominations by State Legislatures came into play. J* fU-rson was nominated for a third term by the Leg islatures of three New England State«. But this was soon superseded by nominations made by a caucus of Congressmen. The lat ter system prevailed in turn until 1824. The caucus of that year nominated William II. Crawford, of Georgia, one of the forgotten worthies of our past. Meanwhile nomina tions by State Legislatures had been resorted ! to in the case of Adams, Jackson and Clay. Crawford was beaten by both the former, and this was the end of the Congressional caucus : system of nomination. The first regular ! National Convention—or rather the first two —met in 1840. Both parties, Whig and Dem ocratic, adopted the custom at the same time. Eleventh Ward Central Club. At a meeting of the Eleventh Ward Demo cratic Club, held last night, the following gentlemen were appointed by the President, Donald Gordon, to serve as judges, commis sioners and clerks of the election to be held next Thursday for delegates to the conven tion: i Judges—Geo. Lawrence, Jno. McGehan, Chas. Boyle, Jr., and Peter Saunders. Commissioners—M. A. McDonnell, T. Mc Crossin, K. H. Walker. Clerks—F. Fruthaler, E. A. Aitkens, Wm. Dawson. An announcement is made in another col umn by eleven of the most respectable and jnjlnential gentlemen of the Fifth Ward, that in compliance with the solicita * ' ' . , „ j tions of many of their fellow-oitrzens, con ! sented to permit their names to be used in forming a ticket at the coming election of delegates from that ward to the State Conven tion. Our friends will benefit and honor the aaselves by selecting such men to represent them. The State National Bank. —In our ad vertising columns this morniDg will be found the semi-annual statement of this Bank. It will be found to be a favorable and gratifying showing. The affairs of the State National are ably and prudently managed, its business has largely increased, and it now ranks among the largest and strongest banks of the South. "Are you a Christian?" asked Mrs. Van Cott at a Boston revival meeting of a news paper man, who had taken a front seat, that he might better report the proceedings. "I guess not," said he, "I'm a reporter." She I assed on to a more hopeful case. 7, a to BY TELEGRAPH. From Washington. Particulars of the Dynamite Ex plosion. Siukiyg of the Steamer Fort Gibson. A Change iu the Mail Service. Gov. Chamberlain Sustained. Interesting Foreign News. General News. Foreign and Domestic Markets. Etc., Etc., Etc. of WASHINGTON NOTES. Washington, Dec. 28.—Despatches have been received by the N.vy Department from Rear Admiral Reynolds, commanding the Asiatic station, dated Wusuug, China, Nov. 7, at which place he had just arrived in the Tennessee, from Manilla, via Amoy. From Wusnng he was going to Shanghai, a few miles distant, thence to Nagasaki and Yokohama. The Monocacy had been ordered to Tienzin. The Ashnelot and l'alos were under repairs. The Kearsarge was at Chee Fow, but expected to reach Nagasaki by the middle of December. Washington, Dec. 28.—Amount of addi tional national bank notes issued since No vember 1st, $1,761,280. Total amount since act of July 14,1874, $12,715,975. Ex-Gov. Newell, of New Jersey, President of the National Council of the Union League of America, has issued a notice countermand ing the meeting ordered to be held in Phila delphia next month, and convtning the sub committee at the Astor House, in New York, on Thursday, January 6th, at noon. There was no meeting of the Cabinet to day, and unless something special occurs there will be none this week. The retirement of $644,450 legal tenders has been ordered on account of the national bank circulation issued during the month. Tbe outstanding legal tenders is now nearly $372,000,000. Tneodore M. Vale will succeed Col. Bangs as superintendent ot the railway mail service. Bangs' resignation takes effect in February. The postal union treaty goes into opera tion in France on the 1st of January next. The postal anion rates of five cents per half ounce on letters, two cents tor newspapers each if not exceeding four ounces, and two cents per two ounces tor other printed matter and patterns of merchandise, will take effect on the date named for correspondence from the United .States, addressed to France and Algiers, and also for correspondence ad dressed to Spain, including the Ballario Isles, the Canary Islands, the Spanish possessions on the northern coast of Attica, and the postal establishments of Spain upon the western coast of Morocco. The postal union terri tory will then inc ado the whole of Europe without exception, together with Asiatic Rus sia, Asiatic Turkey aud Egypt, and of course the United States also. The Post-Office Department has roceivod the following cable from the British Postmas ter General ; "Money orders advised on lists from the United States largely exceed the usual amount Please remit thir y thousand pounds on account." Saulo Pool, the child acrobat, has been taken from the custody ot his brothers aud placed in that of Mr. Gatiohel, President of the Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, until a suitable home can be pto vided. Tbe Signal Service Observer at Kandy Hook reports: The bark reported ashore this forenoon is the Genitoo, Capt. Staples, from Calcutta, on tbe 22d of August, for New York. She is on Sione Pile. He also reports the schooner Kate Rammell, reported ashore on the 26th, is off and in tow of the wrecking steamor Lackawana. Washington, Dec. 28—It is asserted in prominent circles that if, as reported from London, there is a ntar advent of European intervention in Cuba, our government would inform such powers as might combine for this purpose that their course would he high ly offensive to the United States, as it would imply a design of controlling atftirs in localities contiguons to this country, thereby injuriously affecting our commercial and po litical interests, and for this reason, apart from other considerations, tbe United States would continue to act in the .spirit of tho Monroe doctrine. Paris, Dec. 28.—M. Theirs has written a letter resetving the right of choosing between tbe Senate and Chamber of Deputies it he should be elected to both Houses, lie adds tint all his wishes are for tho establishment of the Conservative Republic. The Assembly continues tho consideration of the Press bill in detail. An amendment has been carried depriving the prtfects of the power of summarily forbidding the sale of journals in the streets. The consequence will be to cancel the orders now in force by which the sale of seventy.five journals in tho streets is prohibited. PAKTHULAKS UK THE DYNAMITE KXl'LOSK». New York, Dec. 28.—The following par ticulars respecting the dynamite explosion at Bremerhaven are from the Weiser Zeitumj: It appears just before the Mosel was about to sail a cart containing four cases and a barrel was being unloaded for shipment Suddenly a terrible explosion occurred; the effect was horrible. The quay was then thronged with people, partly belonging to the steamer, partly spectators and partly passengers who had remained there to take a last farewell of their friends. An eye-witness, who stood under the gang way of the Mosel, on hearing the terrific re port saw a number of blsck lumps flying in the air, whilst very few of the persons on land remained visible. Apprehensive of a boiler explosion, he threw himself fiat on the deck, where he received a volley of sand, broken glass, fragments of fi«sh, bones, etc. The devastation on board tbe Mosel was ter rific. No sky-light was left. The cabins aft the starboard and port were either crushed in or bulged out by the pressure or altogether sma-hed. The side plates of the ship were burst; tho ports with their glasses and rivets forced in ward, and the whole ship was besmeared with blood, and stuck over with pieces ot tlssh and other human debris. In 'he hold and [CONTINUED C1Î FAGK-1