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VOLUME II—NO. 583
NEW ORLEANS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1876.
PRICE—FIVE CENTS.
WANTS.
WANTS inserted in this column M FIFTY
CENTS per nq tiare. _
MV J
rANTED TO HIKE— V MULE OR HORSE,
for light coun ry work. Good care and feed,
with excel'rnt pastuiage. Light work and a fair
'price wi 1 be given. Address A. B. C., H»1 etin
oitice. Ft! 3t
W ANTED TO KNOW—THE GENTLEMAN
that was in Car No. 8 of Tchoiij itoiitas and
New Levee line on Januarv Stith 1876, the one that
stopped the car. He woul 1 confer a favor on the
party who was arres'ed or Canal street, by leaving
bis address at No. 2 Bienville street corner Peters.
F3U*
W ANTED —MY BLACK AND TAN SlUT
that was stolen ret m tied to Drug Store, con er
« f Cara! and Rampart streets. The tinder will be
liberally reward»!._ Fa It*
w
ANTED-GOOD COOK —APPLY CORNER
Prytsnia an«t Toled no FI tf
W ANTED—BY AN ACTIVE LAD, A SITU
ation as runner ool ecioi or in aDy capacity in
whcli ne cm make hiiuself generally uie'ul. He
speaks and wr tea both English anil French, and
having iust lo<t his father, is anxious to oh «in a
situation in order to assist in the sitoportof his
mother. Address G. C. M., Bull tin office. j.,30 3r
W ANTED TO RENT—FURNISHED - BOOMS
by the month or week, at 110 St. Chut les street,
near Lafayette Square. Board if desired.
jai!8 7t
W ANTED—BOARDERS—A CREOLE KAMI
ly, composed of widow and gr wn daughter,
living one square ltelow Esplanade street desire a
f .w boarder', particul ily gentlemen To those who
desire excellent fare retined society, and to acquire a
knowle dge of the French laogu. go this is an oppor
tunity seldom offered. To those of unquestionable
social position terms wi 1 be ex eediugly moil- rate.
Address Lock Box i888. jag5 8t
ANTED—TO RENT, TO RELIABLE UCCU
pau s, office or desks room in a comfortable
-office or CArondelet. stieet. near Gravier. Apply to
No. i(8 Csroadelet street, up stairs. ial I Ini
ANTED—PURCHASERS FOR KlR S FROM
the following varieties of thickens: Partridge
Cochin, 15 for 13; Buff Cychin. 15 for 13; White Leg
horn, $2 50 for 13. The a ove chickens nave been
«elected wti a view of having the most petiecl
birds and for their egg pi educing qualities. For par
ticulars. address P. C.. Bulletin ethce. d'38 tf
W ANTED—Some threo er tour nice Families can
be accemmod >ted with fine Furnished Rooms
-and the be-t of Board at 143 St. Charles street, nearly
-opprsite Lafayette Square Also some twenty-live
or thirty ilay Boarders will tie taken at four dollars
per week, payable in advance. This is a great reduc
tion from fermer prices. The house is tirst-olass,
second to unue ill the city. Noue need apply but the
best of pe pie. Remember 1411 St. Charles street.
n5 ly*__-_
W ANTED—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 aud their wives, with or without hoard.
n3 tf
W ANTED—50,000 Ladies amt Gentlemen to call
and examine the latest novelty out, called the
"JAPANESE CHILDS CARRIAGE AND CRA
DLE," on exhibition aud for sale by L. T. MAD
DUX. 35 C «rondelet street. »"*!9 tf
W AN 1 t.il —rmcontluuuu Lamages anil u uggiea
any one having such and wishing to dispose of
them can rind ready sale for the name by calling od
L. T. MADDUX, 35 Carondelet street, dealer in car
riages. ravHv'
POLITIC A la.
Sixth Word Mnnhntton Democratic Club—
Th - officers and in-ill is Ts of the above-named club
are respectfully noiified to attend a meet in e on
WEDNESDAY EVENING F bnary 2. 1876 at 7 \
o'clock, at the wigwam corner Barracks and Chartres
By order of President H. SAS3.
JaC VOLLRATH. See etary.
All Democ atict voters residing in the Sixth Ward
wishing to become members of the Manila tail Demo
cratic Club are respectf illy invited to come forward
and enroll 'heir names. FI 2t*
Demur rut ic-t ouNi-rvntl • «■ "lute C'en rul I out.
mittee- The Democ: atic-Coir-er- a ive State Cent al
Ootnniitt.ee will meet on TUESDAY, February 10th,
at 7 o'elock P. M., at Parlor P, Sr. t hurle. Hotel,
New Orleans. J. C MONCURE,
l 1 . esicent Democratic-Conservative State Convention.
ja*27
The members of the "omhern Kepiinlicun
Clnh a e requested to meet at the Mechanics' Insti
tute. WEDNESDAY, at 7 o', lock P. M. The bu. i
ness of the tneeling will be hi lily important.
Hy order of the President :
_F1 ItE&M_ L. SEWELL, Secretary .
SPECIAL. NOTICES.
O. C. K. A. —The Kegulnr Monthly Meeting
cf the Cre cent Citi Relief Association will be held
at Grünewald Hall on FRIDAY, the 4th mst. at 1*2
M. M niheis are par ieularly request d to come pre
pared to sett'e up tile r dues.
By order of t' e Pre ident .
F2t d_ Mbs. H. G HOD GSON, Secretary.
Notire—Neither the I s tain, Owner« nor
the undersigned Agent of the Du'rh balk FRITS,
Isa'chsen master, will be resiwiisib e for any debts
contracted by the crew of said vessel.
F2______ R. J. BUDDEND0RFF.
Notire—Oflire Donr.l of Underwriters, New
Orleti'S, Febinary 1. 1 f*7tj— The maximum va nation
of Cotton for River Insurance for and dnri ,g the
current month of Februaty is fixul at Sixty • ol'ats
(ffid) per hale. GEÖ. MATHER, Sécrétai y .
Fl I tEAM ______
Notice I« hereby Given to Whom it may Con
cern that all Unredeemed Pledges up to September
1, 1875, will be put out for sale from and after Febru
ary 1. OTTO 8CHWANER,
The Loan Office,
ja.10 3t No. 17 Baronne Btreet.
Office Jefferson City Ilia Light Company—
New Orleans, January 18 1876.—At a regul ir annual
meeting of he Stockholders of this Company, he d
this day, the f Bowing gentlemen were elected to
Servo for the ensuing year:
JOS HERNANDEZ, TFT OS. JANNEY,
WM.BOGEL, J CASSARD,
P.O. FAZENDE.
And at a meeting of the Lrirectors held January 2',
Mr. JOS. HERNANDEZ was iinaniiuoiiHlv re-elected
President, anna dividend o* TWO AND A HALF
PER CENT PER SHARE was declared, payable on
and after February 1 at No. 11 Carondelet street.
,ja251w CH AS. HERN A \ I 'EZ Secretary
Office of New O .euns City It. (Iron* Com.
pany, No. 124 Canal street New Orlovs, January 3,
■*1876.—The consolidation of th-* New Orleans City
Railroad Company and the New O'leans. Met-trie and
Lake Railroad Co npanv haying been approved and
ratified aa required by law, the Stockholders of this
Company ar>* invit 'd to come forward, on or before
the FIFTEENTH INSTANT o subscribe to the
■One Thi usand Shares of Stock to bo is-uod as pro
Tided in the articles of i on-o idition, f«.r the purpose
of extending the Canal Street line to the Lake. Each
holder of th rteen si ares of the present stock of this
Company will be e titled to oue share of new stock
ot par twenty-five per cent of s mie to be , aid at the
time of subscribing, and the balance in three instal -
monta of twenty five per cent each payable monthly
ja4 lm_ 0. C LEWIS Sucre.ary.
BANK NOTICES.
.Mechanics' nud Traders' Bank—New Or
leans, January 27, 1876—At an election for diiectors,
held on the 17th inst.. the fo lowiug gentlemen sere
elected to set ve for the ensuing year, viz :
AUG BOHN H. G ALLY.
TUGS LANGRIPGE, C. M. SOKH.
TH S. A. ADAMS, F ''AN «KNTMUYSEN,
J. A. BLAFFER, ETCH'D M1LLIKEN,
A. LEHMANN.
And at a meeting of the oard. held thisd'y, Mr.
II. GALLY was unanini'm-lv elected President,
jags lw MOSES HARRIS Cashier.
Citlagns' « ivings Bank, G unrwald Hall—
New Orleans. Dec 31. 1875 -At a meeting ot the
Board of Directors held this day. a *• mi-auoual divi
dend of ten per f ent was dec ared ; six p T rent pay
able to the stockholders nn demand, and four per
cent to be plated to the c edit of the Reserve Fund,
to ho invested only in United States B mils.
lay im__M BENNER. C»»hier._
Citizens'Havings Bank, 6r-i wa dHall—
New Orleans. Dec. 31, 1875—A semiannual interest
dividend at th" rate o' six per cent per annum w 1
hep aid to oep >-tors entitled thereto, on demand.
Interest not niilvlrawu » ill be credited as an origi
«al depos t ant will diaw interest from Jan 1 1876,
an 1 will he entered on lhe depositor's hooks when
ever presented. M. Bi-.NNEK, Cashier.
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ROOMS A\D BOARD.
F BURNISHED ROOMS TO RENT—A PRIVATE
family, re-i tiug in a pie sant and convenient
neighborhood, would li e io reu* to gentlemen a large
parue -nd two u atl fnrni-h-d rooms. Apply at 13
Coliseum street, corner Euterpe. 1*2 it*
B oat ding - families desiring fine
Rooms, in suit, or siug'e—southern exposure—
with first class table. c»n be accommodated hy ap
plying at the fine residence. No 215 St. Chai les,
between Julia and St. Joseph streets. ja*27 5t*
ON DIT.
.. .The severe rain storm yesterday morning
covered the streets and pavements of a large
portion of the rear of the city.
.... Oar friend Major H. insists that this
weather can be described only by the term
"kaleidoscopic."
____The attachment of the Democratic
pa>ty, North and Sonth, to the Constitution,
is one of the most touching spectacles ever
beheld .—Inler Ocean.
.... Mr. Onizietne De Bonchel has been
elected Grand Marshal ot Vigilant Steam Fire
Company No. 3 for their 4th of March pa
rade.
...The City Surveyor and his assistants
were at work yesterday morning repairing a
break in ttfe Dublin Avenue Canal, near the
bridge. Seventh District, wbioh threatened at
one time daring the night to overflow the
upper portion of the city.
____The liiverside Bowing Clab will give,
on Saturday evening next, a grand ball at
Odd Fellows' Hall. This clnb is the cham
pion organization of the State, and as their
friends are numerous, there will doubtless be
a pleasant time.
... .Division Superintendent Boothby pro
poses, and has, in faot, called the teachers to
gether to be examined by him. Would it not
be proper for the board to appoint a commit
tee of teachers to examine Boothby, for the
purpose of ascertaining whether or not he is
competent to make the examination which he
proposes ?
... .The attention of the superintendent of
streets in the upper portion of the First Dis
trict is invited to the terrible condition of
Prytania street, at the oorner of Polymnia.
The street appears to have sunk, making a
large hole, which fills whenever it rains, and
is of serious annoyance to vehicles and pe
destrians.
____There was considerable excitement at
the Oakland Park last Sunday morning, over
a matoh race between two well-known oab
horses, for a purse of $50. The entries were
Black Tom, entered by Mr. George Barr, and
Sallie, entered by Mr. James Gillin. From
the start Bhck Tom took the lead, and kept
it throughout, winning handsomely by fifty
yards. Considerable money changed bands.
... .Those who are in our city working up
the whisky business, state that from their ex
amination of the books they have gone
through, there has been more buDgling in
the keeping of accounts here than any other
oity they have visited. Whether this is dne
to the carelessness of clerks or design of em
ployers, it is impossible to say, but the Bave
nae officers express surprise at the looseness
with which the liquor business was transacted
here.
....The Charity Hospital report for Jan
uary, as compiled by A. Johnson, £sq., clerk,
shows the following:
Number of patients admitted—
Foreigners...................................233
United States................................198
Total..................................431
Males 349; It males 82.
Number of patients discharged—
Males ......................................235
Females..................................... 56
Total..................................341
Number of deaths, 60.
Number of patients remaining February 1,1876 :
Males................ 394
Females.....................................166
Total.................................. 555
LOTTERIES OF THE OLDEN TIME.
The State of Louisiana from its early days
has bad a leaning towards the establishment
of lotteries. There have been placed on
our table three tickets of the lotteries that
existed here in the olden time, ander the
authority of the Legislature the State,
which, as carious relicts of the past, we repro
duce. The first was issued as far back as
1824, and has the following upon its face:
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
; Third Clans. : Commissioners. ; .Vo. 3343. :
JOHN A. FORT,
CHS. S. WEST,
NaTH. COX,
RICHARD RKLF,
NATH. DICK,
SAY. BLANU, Esqrs.
GRAND STATE LOTTERY NO. 3.
THIS TICKET will entitle the holder to such
Prize as may be drawn to its Nnmo*r. if de
manded within twelve rn-mths afier the com
pletion of 'he drawing, subject to a di-dnc
ti n of Fifteen per c-nt-payable 60 days
after the Drawing is finisheu.
C. S. WEST, Commissioner.
New Orleans, March, 1824.
The second ticket, issued in 1832, reads as
follows:
PUBLIC ROAD LOTTERY.
. ! Hy authority of the Stite of Louisiana. •
200
Class
No 13.
it ar 3T
THIS TUKE T will entitle the
; holder to such Prize as may be drawn
; to its numbers, if demanded within
; twelve months. Subject to the usual
: deduction of fifueen per cent. Paya
: ble forty days after the drawing.
J. N. Mead.
• N"w Orleans. 1832
The third ticket is as follow»:
Q
French EvnngeUcal Church Lottet jr.
By Authority of the State of Louisiana.
Ü 292 CLASS 16 a , 2y
A
This ticket will entitle the holder ti one i^caiî
Rtkk of such priz as may be tira* n to its nuiuuers
m if sent nd"d within twelve qionths, anil without
recouise to'he C sur h. S ibiect to 'he usual ile
jjjducti n of fifteen per ceut. Pavahl * fort' days af
ter the ura wing. L. MALCOLM.
B Manager and Proprietor under the act Autho
, rizing the Lottery.
4 New Orleans, 18(3. QUART.
The State of L misiaua, like the Spanish
naion, seems always to have had an incura
ble mania for lotteries. She established them
to build her roads, to build churches, and
many of the most respected and aristocratic
members of the community amassed princely
fortunes by the means of these various lot*
tones.
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THE CROOKED WAYS.
Prospects that the Cases will be
Taken Elsewhere.
A new phase has crept into the " crooked"
whisky business and one that threatens to
prove a very serious one to those indicted of
late by the Grand Jury. The government
officers seem determined to secure a convic
tion, if possible, and they, it is said, will re
sort to a certain statute, which is rather
sweeping in its provisions. It is hinted that
if it should turn out in the first trials a verdict
of acquittal is brought in, it is probable the
effect of the following statute will be tried:
Section 30 of the act of March 2, 1867,
reads:
That if two or more persons conspire either
to commit any offense against the laws of the
United States, or to defraud the United Slates
in any manner whatever, and one or more of
said parties to said conspiracy shall do any
act to effect the object thereof, the parties to
said conspiracy shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof,
shall be liable to a penalty of not less than
$1000 and not more than $10,000, and to im
prisonment not exceeding two years.
And when any offense shall be begun in
one jndicial district of the United States and
completed in another, every such offense
sball be deemed to have been committed in
either of said districts, and may be dealt with,
inquired of, tried, determined and punished
in either of said districts in the same manner
as if it had been actually and wholly commit
ted therein.
From the above it will be seen that there is
a discretion given to the prosecuting officer
to have the causes determined either here, in
St. Louis or Indianapolis.
Whether he will cause the parties charged
or to be charged with conspiracy to go North
remains to be seen. Distriot Attorney Beck
with, when questioned whether he would
cause a removal of the cases to SL Louis or
elsewhere, was significantly silent, only say
ing that our winter weather was most un
seasonable, and did not agree with most con
stitutions.
There is now no doubt but what the con
spiracy charge is to be the artillery of the
campaign. Ou it the government will proba
bly rest its heaviest fight, for the statate
inflicting a penaity for conspiring to defraud
the government is so broad it admits testi
mony of almost any kind tending to show
conniving and conspiring.
Facts in themselves not amounting fo any
thing will be admissable to perfect the link,
and if here, as in St. Louis, the revenue
officers can secure testimony pointing to a
plan to defeat the government, the oases will
assume a severe aspect.
Those who have already been indicted feel
perfectly sanguine that they can easily prove
their entire ignorance of the crookedness of
the whisky brought here.
Yesterday afternoon, in response to a re
quest from the Marshal, Messrs. W. J. B han
and John Thorn appeared at the bar of the
United States Court to answer the indictment
against them for the non-production of their
liquor books.
The reading of the indictment was waived,
and the parties pleaded not guilty, and they
were released on $5000 each, John I. Adams
being the surety.
The Grand Jury daring the greater part of
the day were kept busy investiga'ing other
cases, and it was reported around the Castom
House that the four indictments they brought
into court before its adjournment, were
against John A. Walsh, Pat. Harnan, A. S.
Cow.nd and John Henderson.
The last indictments found charged the
above with conspiring to defraud the govern
ment
The parties will probably be arraigned to
day.
Last evening a representative of the Bulle
tin visited pen. Brady at the St. Charles Ho
tel for the purpose of learning of
FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
in the crooked business, but was informed
that there was nothing startling in the whisky
arcana. Gen. Brady expressed a desire that
every person possessing the least knowledge
of
DERELICTION OF DUTY
on the part of any government official, should
make known to him at once such violation of
duty, and expressed a desire to ferret out
every act of fraud that had been comihitted
against the Government.
There was something of a stir in crooked
circles last night over the rumor that there
was a probability of a change of venue from
here to St Louis, and those who were most
interested seemed to think that the Govern
ment intended to persecute instead of prose
cute.
Thursday will probably show some startling
developments, and it may be said that ihe
heavy bombardment from the official guns
will oommence with the session of the Grand
Jury on that day.
There is considerable excitement over the
denouement of the whisky orusade here.
MURDERER CAPTURED.
He Confesses to Haring Killed a Man in
West Baton Ronge.
A roustabout named George Walker, 18
years old, was arrested on the levee, head of
Common street, last evening, by Sergeant Sul
livan, from information received, with having
stabbed and killed one Jacob Mackley, on the
28th of Jannary, 1876, at West Dover Planta
tion, West Baton Bouge. The accused was
looked up in the Central Station, where oar
reporter interviewed him and obtained the
following particulars of the affair:
On the evening of the 28tb nit. I was play
ing cards on the plantation with the deceased
aud two other men. I won $18, which I
placed on the table near where I was sitting.
Jake lost all his money, and was in a bad
humor. He picked up my money and threw
it on the floor. I said, "Jake, you bad bet
ter let me alone." I picked my money up and
walked < ff The deceased aud one ot bis
companions came alter me, and when th>-y
got up to me, the deceased struck me iu the
face and knocked me down. I got up and
pulled out my knife, and told him to keep
awav from me or I would kill him.
He struck me again, and I stabbed him iu
the stomach. I got on board the steamboat
T xas and arrived in this city Sunday morn
ing. I knew that I had cut him, but I did
hot think it would kill him. At lea-t, I
wanted to hurt him, Lu* did not think I out
him deep enough to kill h m.
St Bernard coal delivered at fifty oents per
barrel, within city limits.
Wants and To Bent inserted in the Bulletin for
fifty oents.
POLITICAL TALK.
THE hawkinI investigating committee
will to-day submit their report to the House,
and will recommend the impeachment of
Judge Hawkins, on the grounds of mal
administration in office and incompetence
and they will further report that they will
prepare articles of impeachment against this
official.
The other
COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
are hard at work, and are daily engaged in
examining witnesses, and their reports will
no doubt be submitted in a short time.
The following bill passed the Senate yes
terday. It is of interest
TO THE MERCHANTS OF NEW ORLEANS,
and is given in fall:
AN ACT to amend and re-enact article 163 of the
Code of Practice.
Ses. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
' House of Representatives of the Stute of
Louisiana, in General Assembly convened,
That article 163 of the Code of Practice be
amended ai d re-enacted so as to read as fol
lows: "In aotion of revindication of real
property when proceedings are instituted in
order to obUiu the seizure and the sale of
real property in virtue of an act of hy
pothecation importing confession of judg
ment, and in actions brought to enforce
a legal or judicial mortgage against
a third possessor, and in actions against
a third possessor to enforce a special mort
gage, and in all cases of provisional seizure
or sequestration the defendant may be cited,
whether in the first instance or in appeal,
either «ithin the jurisdiction, where the
property revindicated, hypothecated or pro
visionally seized or sequestrated, is situated
or found, though he has his domicile or resi
dence out of that jurisdiction, or in that
where the détendant has his domicile, as the
plaintiff choses; provided, that all judgments
rendered in such cases shall only be opera
tive np to the value of the property con
ceded, against and not binding for any excess
over the value ot the property in personam
against the defendant."
Senator White presented the above bill to
the Judiciary Committee who accepted it and
reported it as a substitute for another bill of
the same nature, and Senator White worked
it through the Senate yesterday.
There is
SOME TALK
iu and around the State House about certain
appropriations for the benefit of the officers
of the House. The talk, however, has not
as yet beoome of sufficient importance to
justify a report of what is said, bat the ru
mors, it is stated, will be inquired into.
REFORM MEASURES PASSED IN THE HOUSE.
Tue following bills of a general nature, and
all looking to reform, have to this date passed
the House of Bepresentatives aud have been
sent to the Senate for concurrence:
House Bill No. 10— Au act relative to the
public printing and the publication of the
ordinances, advertisements and proceedings,
etc., of the corporation of the city of New
Orleans.
House Bill No. 11—An act to repeal an act
entitled " Au act relative to pnblio printing,"
approved 24th of July, 1868, and to repeal an
act entitled " An act relative to judicial and
legal advertisements," numbered 94 of the
acts of 1870, and to repeal sections 2986, 2987,
2988, 2989, 2990, 2991, 2992, 2993, 2994, 2995,
2996, 2997, 2998, 2999 aud section 3000 of the
Bevised Statutes of the State of Louisiana,
and to regulate and define the rates and prices
of the publio priming, aud to prescribe the
manner in which the same shall be done.
House Bill No. 12 - An act to regulate the
mauuer of making advertisements in judicial
proceedings and sales of property ander judi
cial process in all parishes other than that of
Orleans, and regulating and directing the
manner and price at which contracts sball be
made by police j tries or municipal corpora
tions, except New Orleans, for puolic print
ing.
House Bill No. 26—An act to determine the
mode of filling vacancies in the parish and
municipal offices for which provision is not
made iu the Constitution.
House Bill No. 32 —An act to repeal an act
entitled an act to establish an hospital for
small-pox and other contagious diseases.
House Bill No. 37—An act giving parties
acoused of crime the right to testify as wit
nesses on their trial.
House Bill No. 48—An aot to provide for
the time, manner and place of holding elec
tions iu this State; to provide fot the appoint
ment of commissioners of election, and di
recting the promulgating of results of election ;
to provide penalties for intimidation and
violence at the polls, and other attempts to
prevent a fair, free and peaceable election; to
provide proceedings for contest for office,
and to repeal all other laws inconsistent with
the provisions of this act.
House Bill N j. 58.—An act to relieve the
oity of New Orleans and State of Louisiana
from any charge for the registry of births,
marriages and deaths occurring in this
city.
House Bill No. 59—An aot to define the
objec' of drainage assessment, and to regu
late the collection of the same, aud to prevent
judgments for assessments being rendered as
personal judgments, and to repeal so much of
Act No. 57, approved March 1, 1861, as m ike
such judgments personal, and to confine <he
execution ander assessment judgments to the
property on which the assessment is levied.
Hou-e Bill No. 80—Aa set to amend and re
enaot article 644 of the Code of Practice, and
to repeal all laws in coLflict with the provi
sions of this act.
House Bill No. 80—An act to organize the
police of the city ot N-w Orleans and to create
a police board therein, and l.miting the cost
of the same.
House Bill No. 101 —Ah act to provide
for the uniform assessment of proper y iu
the city of New Orleans, defining the duty of
the Administrator of Assessments of said city;
fixing the limit of expense to be paid for said
assessment, abolishing the office of State
Assessor for the parish of Orleans; providing
that no sep irate State assessment sball be
made within the parish, and repealing all laws
or parts of laws in oonfl ct or inconsistent
with this act. ,
House Bill No. 134—An act to suspend the
collection of all drain-gs taxes in the ci'y ot
New Orleans until J muaty 1, 1878, and to
stay all executions toentorce payment thereof
uotil that date.
House Bill No 145—An act en itled an act
to amend and re-euact section 1021 of the Be
vised S atutes of Louisiana.
Substitute fur House Bill No. 90, and now
H: use Bill No. 177—An act relative to the day
of demand, piymeut and protest of promis
soiy no t s, bills ot exchange and comineru.al
paper mature g < n Loii iajs.
The rumor that Eyrioh had lett the city is
a mistake. He can s>ill be found supervising
the array of attractioua offered at his Bonan
za, 130 Canal street.
Now we know why that orowd of Indiana
deadheads went E .st It was to fnrnish an
audienoe for their own Morton to make a
speech to.—At Louis Times.
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AMVSRMRM\
The Varieties Theater.— Another large
and fashionable audienoe assembled at this
theater last evening to witneea Mr. Baymond's
performance of Col. Mulbery Sellers, and
from the frequent and hearty bursts of langh
ter and Applause we are satisfied the enter
tainment was truly enjoyed. The buoyancy
and vigor of Mr. B ty mond's hnmor is almost
magnetic; never overstepping the limits of
propriety or reason, he manages to infnte
so much life and natnre into the part that bis
auditors are not left the time to compare the
semblance with the reality before its full
force strikes them and they yield to its in
fluence.
Probably his best scene is the fourth act,
where he assumes ho successfully the drunken
man, conecions of his condition and annoyed
by its consequences; soenes like thiB afford
the most effective temptation for aotors to
exaggerate and they generativ yield, but Mr.
Baymond is careful to keep himself within
the bounds of fidelity to nature, and presents
so unusual and nalisiio a representation that
he never fails to obtain the compliment of a
recall upon his exit.
The soenic effect of the play is worthy of
the great ability and talent of the scenio artist
of the theater, and is a powerful aid to the
suocess of the play.
" Col. Sellera " will be pleased to greet his
friends this evening, and will lav before them
a scheme which be heartily indorses, assured
that "There's millions in it"
The St. Charles Theater —Prof. Pepper's
play of " The Alchemist's Daughter " is well
worth seeing; it is filled with beantiful and
effective scientific illusions, and most com
mand the attention and admiration of the
audienoe. The acting of the company, too,
is very excellent, aod entitles them to warm
commendation. We bespeak a visit to this
house during the ran of the piay.
The Academy or Music.—It is evident
that neither the chill blast of a norther, nor
the unpleasant drippings of a rainy sky oan
keep away a full house from those maîtres,
Harri gan and Harte.
Last night, as before, the prompter's bell
tinkled to a crowded parquette, a thronged
dress cirole and a packed gallery.
The genial and polite Fred. Manberet in
the box office, end the courteous Mr. J. A.
Bobf rts at the gate, had their hands full at
tending to the wants of the stream of patrons
seeking entranoe.
From the last toot of the orohestral horn to
the slow sinking of the curtain waves of
laughter ripplbd around the auditorium, like
the tiny billows of a wind-kissed ocean.
In the songs and sketches Messrs. Harrigan
and Hart were most entertaining ; aud,
sharing the honors, came the boys of the
gallant Sixty-Ninth.
To-day will be given a grand matinee, and
those who desire seats should go early.
Globe Theater. — A very enjoyable per
formance was given at the Globe last night,
the new stars being fully up to the standard
of excellence attained by the old favorites.
To-night another bill replete with fun will be
offered, and doubtless the Globe will, as usual,
be orowded to its utmost capacity.
The French Comedy Company. — Mme.
Juliette Clarence appeared for the second
time last night at the Opera House, before a
large and fashionable audienoe. "Fron
Frou" was chosen for this occasion, and
Mme. Clarence repeated the success of Sun
day night She was eminently and entirely
successful throughout the various phases of
this difficult character. Her dying soene in
the last aot was a most delicate, forcible and
realistic bit of acting, and as different from
the death scene of Marguerite Chantier as
the women ought to be whose types their
obaraotera portray. Mr. Dalbert, as the hus
band of the pretty, frivolous Frou-Frou, sus
tained the excellent impression he had already
made, and gave promise of still greater things
in the future.
Mme. Lormiani is steadily growing in pub
lic estimation, and Mr. Veniat has already
won a high place in the consideration of the
theatergoing pnblio. "Le G ou dre de Mr.
Poirier" will be played to night by this excel
lent company, and " Nos Intimes " will be re
peated for the matinee on Saturday.
Ou Tuesday next Mr. Jaeger, an excellent
artist and most deserving member of this
company, will receive a benefit. " La Boule "
has been chosen for the occasion, aud it is to
be hoped he will have a large house. Mme.
Clarence appears on that evening in "Les
Brebis de Panurge," and all the company
will take part in the representation.
A gentleman, in the lobby of the theater,
last night said there are not many oompanies
like that out of Paris, and the public are evi
dently of the same impression—they are
taking full advantage of tlieir presence here.
St. Patrick's Fair. The weather seemed to
have a very beneficial effect upon the pic as
ore-seekers last nigh*, for larger than any
night yet was the cro wd at St. Patrick's Hall.
The ladies who preside over the various tables
have good cause to congratulate themselves
upon the sucoess they have met with so far,
and are greatly encouraged to renew their ex
ertions to please their many friends whom
they expect to entertain the balance of the
week.
The oontest for the span of horses and
buwgr between Messrs. J. M- G. Parker and
P. J. Kennedy, nnder the charge of the ladies
of the Crescent tables, and also a similar oon
test between Messrs. Waggaman, Fagan and
Fairfax, are exciting great interest, and pro
mises to be a very close vote.
At the Southern Star table is an elegant
gold necklace, to be contested for by four
oeautiful young ladies. We have no doubt
but that their smiles will win many votes, to
add to the success of the entertainment they
are oo nobly striving to aid.
The St. Theresa's table, presided over by
the charming ladies, Mrs. J. Domingo, Mrs.
Finnegan, Miss Gibney and Mrs. Hogan, was
crowded by a host of pteased and generous
frieudti list Digh'; the energies of the ladies
were taxed to meet the constant demand for
the luxuries that orswd their table.
il'may be remember-d that at St. Theresa's
table the highest price for cotton, thiB season,
was paid — the bale of this useful staple
kindly presented to the fair by Warren Ewen,
E q , proprietor of the Empire cotton press,
au<l was sold at about four dollars a pound.
Two more bales of thi great product, present
ed by the same worihy gentleman, will be
off-ired to Lnjers this evening. Mrs. Dr. Fol
well and M s. Thad. Waterman, who preside
over the Centennial table, also bad a host of
friends, and their punch, generously provided
by that gen al ca er» r, Pat. Parron, of the
"Court," 118 Carondelet street, was pro
nounced by the best judges par excellence.
A. this table a contest is progressing for an
elegant set of geutlemen's shirt studs, in
w dch our much este-med confrere James
Walpole, Esq , of the Picayune, is one of the
candidates. We call upon ail our friends to
rally to the support of our friend and secure
tiia election by a handsame majority.
Coal.— Messrs. W. G. Coyle & Co. bave
now tor sale, a> lowest market prices, a very
large stock of Pittsburg, Anthracite and Vir
ginia Cannel coal, screened expressly for
family use. Their office is at No. 138 Gravier
street; yards, oorner Julia and Water streets
and oorner lUoe and Levee streets.
BY TELEGBAPH.
From Washington.
Proceedings in Congress.
■■■■■ •
A. Rumor in Favor of Billings.
A Bill Introduced in the House
Fixing the Presidential Term.
Foreign News.
Foreign and Domestic Markets.
General News.
Etc., Etc., Etc.
FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS.
THE 8EHATE. - .
Washington, Feb. 1.—Citizens of Illinoia
petition to repeal the Resumption aet and
substitute legal tenders for national h..v
notes.
Mr. Sherman, from thé Committee on Fi
nanoe, reported the ooncurrent resolution tat
the common unit of money for the United
States and Great Britain, with reasons why it
should pass.
»■ The House bill extending the time for on
stamped instruments passed.
The Distriot interest bill was discussed
without aotion.
The Senate went into executive session and
adjourned.
THE HOUSE
Washington, Feb. 1.—The Senate bill re
moving the disabilities ot George S. Hawkins,
of Florida, and the bill giving an American
register to the Hawaiian bark Arohie passed.
She changed her flag during the war to save
oaptnre, lor whioh there was some Ai« p n« t i on
to pnnish her.
During the discussion Mn Wood said ha
was not specially opposed to the passage of
this bill, but that his remarks warriutended
to be general in their application as to ship
yards of this country being silent—that foot
was attributable to the gentleman's (Eaison'a)
political frit nds who imposed such a protec
tive tariff on everything entering into the con
struction of ve8»els, that it was impossible to
build vessels in this country snd ran them in
competition with the oheaply built vessels of
other oountriee.
He (Wood) was an advocate of free ships,
and bad been always in favor of free trade,
believing that American industry, American
enterprise, American capital and American
progressiveness enabled this country to com
pete with all other countries.
The House took up as a speoial order the
proposed amendment to the Constitution re
ported from the Judiciary Committee, whioh
is, that "no person who has held, or may
hereafter hold, the office of President, shall
ever again be eligible to said office."
To this proposition Mr. Frye, of Maine,
a member of the Judieiary Committee, offered
the following as a substitute: " From and
after the 4th day of March in the year 1885^
the term of office of the President and Vice
President of the United States shall be six
years, and any person having been elected to
aod held the office of Pre-id%nt, or who for
two years has held such office, shall ba ineli
gible to re-election.
The bill was discussed by Messrs. Knott,
New, Frye, McCreary, Campbell, Lawrence
and Harrison.
Mr. Knott gave notioe that he would call
the previous question Wednesday, at the ex
piration of the morning hour. * *
House adjourned.
CONGRESSIONAL NOTES.
Washington, Feb. 1.— 1 The Ways and Means
Committee have agreed to report in favor of
the Hawaiian treaty.
There was a full Cabinet meeting to-day
except Postmaster General Jewell.
The Secretary of the Treasury informs the
House that all the information respecting the
Freedmen's Banks oalled for is in the docu
ment presented to the Senate by the commio
aioners, and reminds the House that his con
nection with the commissioners terminatsd
with tbeir selection and bonding.
The District Commissioners sinee their ap
pointment paid ont $111,719 for advertising,
Vtz: The Republican $55.000, Chronicle $1400^
Star $8000, Critic $100, and small sums
abroad.
The debt statement shows a decrease of
$1,500,000. Coin in the Treasury $73,625,000.
Currency $12,000,000. >
The Senate passed the bill to establish cer
tain post routes in the State of Texas.
CaptJ Z. M. Shirley and W. O. Hite, of
Louisville, are here in the interest of Western
steamboating.
The Finance Committee of the Senate will
report adversely on Bogy's bill for paying
port customs in greenbacks, and have taken
up Morrill's resumption bill.
It is quite loosely stated the Judiciary Com
mit ee agreed yesterday to report favorably
on Billings.
Washington, Feb. 1. — ^nominations —Mo
Grew Auditor, Post-Office Department; Con
ley, Fourth Distriot,Georgia; Wtn. 8. Chiches
ter, Surveyor of Customs, La Vance Distriot.
Texas; Mitchell, Collector of Customs, York
town, Va.; Ridge Paschall, C'Hector of Cus
toms, Corpus Christi, Texas; L. F. Dyer, of
Tennessee, Consul to Odessa.
WASHINGTON NOTES.
Washington, Feb. 1— McKee's convicton
has increased the apprehedsioos of Baboock's
friends. The refusai of ne* trials at Indian
apolis has caused dismay in Avery's little
circle. Gen. Bauka is quoted, that Bristow,
in bringing about these results is stabbing tha
Republican party.
Senator Stevenson will make a leading
speech against Pinchback. The result is very
doubtful, and ohancss are against Pinchback
unless the leaders force him through by
canons machinery.
FOREIGN NfcWS.
P ris, Feb. 1 .— Le Moniteur says notwith
standing the defeat of Buffet and Dufaure,
there is no probability ot a change of the
Mini-try until the Chambers meet.
The Republican j >urnals are all confident
of a majority in the Senate and a consolidation
of the Republic.
The leaders of the Left consider the re
vision of the Constitution in a monarchial,
and especially in a Bonapartist sense, henc»
forth impossible.
Conservative papers admit that at least hall
the Senate is Republican.
Th° Journal des Debats says the moderate,
conciliatory Republicans are sure of an im
portant majority in the 8»na*e. __
[ooNTuruxD ca u« raoa.)

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