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i T j j j j VOLUME II—NO. 593 NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 1876. PRirte—FiVR gents. Great Excitement M O C> T> Y'Sl Granite Palace, COKM8K CANAL AND ROYAL STREETS. Because MOoDY is *jl ing BIX S HIRTS for $7, sold at 81 50 apiece elsewhere. BIX SHIFTS f r |8, «old a* (3 apiece elec« here. UXCHAMFIOS MURTS at ÿ), «old at |2 25 ap'ece e sewhere. TWELVE LINEN COLLARS (latest sty:«) at $i 50 a dozen — $3 a dozen t Is*» here. -And a gieat reduction iu-- WINTER UNDERWEAR, ELEGA >T NECKWEAR, HOSIERY, GLOVES, I>R SStXG ROBES, Etc., Rto. Remeiulier .t MOODY'S Granite Palace corner Canal and Royal afs. S. W. MOODY. Manager. M3 It latp Bargain» in Dry Goods — At — PEPIN & BROUSSARD'S, 158 Canal Street. White Building, corner Baronne, formerly occu pied by J. Turcotte. We have opened for MONDAY. February 14th, a arge Stock of Goods from New York Auctions, which we will sed at extraordinai y low figures for CASH. We will also continue the Great Sale at FIFTY CENTS ON THE DOLLAR of all goods bought ate.y f.om Sheriff's tale. Among the goods to be ■old on Monday, ars 10 cases best PRINTS at 5 cents. 10 cases 4-4 soft fiuished COTTON at 7.h>c. ^^500 pieces assorted BOBBIN ET, for liars. 125 pieces asso ted black ALPACAS. We ca'l special attention to the GRE AT REDUC TION of all oar TRENCH and ÏEÎSH LINEN, bought at Sheriff's ■ale. HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, HOSIERY, NO TIONS,.LACES, Etc. ALL WINTER GOODS TO BE SOLD REGARD LESS OF COST, F13 PEPIN & BROUSSARD. WANTS. WANTS Inserted in -this column at FIFTY CENTS per sonare. _ ANTED —A FOUR HORSE BAXTER EX gine, by HORTitK, PETERSON & TENNER, 6 ,z ne street. F13 3t w W ANTED — AT TE NTION TO HERMITAGE'S advertisement in ,lie New Oi leans Times of this date, ___ - _______M3 U*_ W ANTED—OCCUPANTS FOR TWO LARGE and well-furnished Knouts commun! atiug. Lo cation, desirable. Apply at 2i9 Camp stieet. F13 It* W ANTED—A WHITE GIRL AS HELP, IN A email family- Mas be aiding and uudeistand the eare of children. Apply at 76 Coliseum street. F13 It* _ W ANTED—A WHITE GIRL, GERMAN P.RE ferred, to cook, wash and iron for a small family. Must bring good referme s. Apply at No. 473 Jo aephine attest, corner of White. F13 It' W ANTED-A GOOD FARMER AND WIFE, to work on a veg. table farm in the country. Good reference* required. Addre-s E. E., Post office Box 911. F13 It* W ANTED-TO BUY CHEAP FOR CASH A good Office (sitting. Deck and Chair. Address, with price and particulars, P. O. box 2695. T13 lt' W ANTED—THE FINDER OF AN OLD-FASH ilined Gold Watch Seal, attached to a Gold Sing, on which is also a steel watch key—to return it to Richard. Terrell, corner of Magazine and Robin. _ Fi5 It* W ANTED—TO RENT—A DWELLING ROUSE with tlx bedroom , parlor and dining-room, kitchen and »ervant r.oms F-rat Dis i t preferred, between Euterpe and Guvd, Magazine and Ramp .rt streets. Answer 169 Erato street. F13 tf ■MT ANTED TO PURCHASE — A SMALL If Dwelling House o 5 to 7 rooms, cr Sou all Don ble Cottage. Give exact 1 cat on and lowest price, bob'* cash and lime. Must hi "dirt chcae-.'' Ad dress PUR HASER Bulletin off ee. F13 It* W ~ AN 1 ED TO RENT —THE TWOSIORY frame dwelling, 361 Carond- let street, near the corner of 1 halia street; in tho eugb order, large and comfortable, containing ten rooms, with gas and gis fixtuies. cistern, wood and coal shed, and large paved yard; convenient, to the Dryade» Mark-1 and several Unes of c tv cars, t or further pai ticului s apply at 18 Poly ruma street. F ; 3 2t* W ANTED TO RENT —A NICE COTTAGE. retired from the street. Large side and back yards, flower beds ana slirubbeiy. House contains seven rooms, gas fixtures, and water in kitchen. Neighborhood excellent. Rent 830 per month. Ap ply at No. 161 La urel street near First. FI2 2t* W ANTED-BY A LAD FOURTEEN YEARS of age, apiace iu an office or sto<e He is wilt ing to do any kind of work, a d to work hard and steadily for his employer, as lie Wishes to help his widowed mother. Can i ive good references. Ad dress A. V., Bull-tin Office. Fit 6 t Y^ANTED-A RESPECTABLE YOUNG LADY of this city is anxious to obtain a situation as governess in the country. A. good home more of an object than wages. Please address MISS ETTA J. ttart. AX D, New Orleans Post-Office. F10 6t ANTED—TO SELL A CIGAR STORE— Owing to deportme. one of the bes., surds in the city, nuw doing well, can be purchased. Stock and fixtures cheap. Rent moderate. Applv at 7 Ba ronne street. F10 5t* W ANTED—FOUR MORE SOLUTTORS-FOR Wilson Sewing Machine Company. The most popular machine in the city. Sold cn easy monthly payments. All the attachment« free. To good, honest, men we are pieoare i to off. r new nnd special inducements Call at 189 Ca nal street. jalCnSntf ANTED—TO^RENT, TO RELIABLE UCCU pan s, office or desks room in a comfortable •ffioe on Carondelet stieet, near Gravier. .Apply to No. 28 Caroadelet street, up stairs. jaU lm ANTED—PURCHASERS FOR EGCS FROM the following varieties of chickens: Partridge Cochin, |3 per dozen; Buff Cochin. $3 per dozen; White Leghorn, $2 5 j eer dozen. The a ove chick ens nave been selected witu a view of having the most pertecr. birds and for their egg producing qualities. For particulars, address P. 0., Bulletin Office. 628 tf W ANTED—To inform the public generally, where are to b } found the lowest dental charges in the citv. Dr. J. R KNAPP has moved from 14 Ba te ne street to 145 Canal street, and has reduced his ■barges fo. all deata 1 operations so tha' they are the LOWEST in the city. Filling teeth, heretofore so much d-coded, performed without pain by means of • new invention which, together wi'h the finest specimens of artificial te--th. made on a new plan, with a new substance, cheerfully shown toanyper ■on desiring work or not. Teeth extracted without pain, and teo-hache cured instantaneously. All work guaranteed. Consultations free. n7 1v«n W ANTED—Some throe nr tour nice Families can be accommod ited with fine Furnished Rooms •ad the best of Board at 149 St. Charles street, nearly opposite Lafayette Square Also seme twenty-five W thirty day Boarders will be taken at four dollars per week, jmyabie in advance. This is a great mdne tton fr ,m tonner prices. The house is first-class. Moond to none in the city. None need apply but the beat of pe pie. Remember 149 St. Charles street. ■5 ly* W ANTED—A private family residin' ai St. Peter street, fronting on Jackson S desire to rent two front rooms to gentlemen, o than en and their wives, with or without hoard n3 tf W ANTED—56,000 Ladies and Gentlemen to and examine the latest novelty out, called the "JAPANESE CHILD'S CARRIAGE AXD CRA DLE," on exhibition and for sale by L. T. MAD DUX 35 Carondelet street. an29 tf W ANTED — öeoouanauu u.imm sua ou >s , M any ana having such and wishing to dispose of them can find ready sale for the same by calling on V T. MADDUX, 35 Carondelet street, dealer is car my!4;' BELIEF TO P ITY T AX PAYEES. The Premium Bond Plan Strongly Indorsed. The people of Louisiana, at the State elec tion November 2, 1874, adopted by a very large majority, an amendment to the constitu tion of the State, duly submitted in a joint resolution, approved February 24, 1874, by which such amendment was proposed. This amendment, now a part of tbeS ate Constitu tion, is as follows: The city of New Orleans shall not hereafter in crease her debt, in any manner or form, or under any pretext. After the 1st day of Jauuary, 1875, no evidence of indebtedness or warrants for pay ment of money snail ne issued by any officer of sa'd city, except against; cash actuary in the Treasury; but t'iis shall not be so construed as to prevent à renewal of matured bonds at par, or the issue of new bonds in exchange ft r oilier bonds, provided the city debt bb no. thereby increased, nor to prevent tbe is-uo of drainage warrants to the transferee of ooDtiact, tinner act No. 30 of 1871, payable only trom drainage taxes, and not otherwise. Anv person vi .lat:ug the provisions of this article shall, on conviction, be punished by imprisonment for not less than two nor more than ten ytars, and by fine of not less than three I turn sand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars. Fortified by this provision, the City Conn ell has exchanged a large amount of Premium Bonds for the old bonds of the ciy, ander a plan presented by Mr. Piisbury, Administra tor of Finance, and adopted by ordinance May 25, 1875. In conformity with this plan and ordinances of May 26, Jane 1, August 31, 1875, a drawing of series and a drawing of premiums on bonds of the drawn series have taken place. In order that no impediment may he cast in their way through the technicalities of the law and the suits of the city's creditors, an aot has been prepared by the Council for the purpose of giving to the Premium Bond plan oi refunding the city debt an ample statutory sanction. This aot has passed in the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote, and it is now before the Senate. The Premium Bond scheme is recom mended to the Legislature under very em* phatic indorsement. While the bill was an der consideration in the House, Hon. L. A. Wil.z presented the following: Chamber of Commerce, ) Now Orleans, Feb. 7, 187(5. J At a meeting of the Chamber hell this date, the following resolution was adopted : Resolved, That this Cnratber, alter mature deliberation, approved the "Premium Bond Plan," as proposed by the City Administration, and commend it to die favoiable action of the Legislature as the best measure calculated to relieve all interests involved—taxpayers and bondholders. Extracted from the micu'es. Wm. M. Bubwell, Seu'y. A duplicate of the above was presented in the Senate by Hon. H. D. Ogden. The Premium Bond plan was indorsed unanimously by tha Property Holder»' Union in their resolution», adopted October 2, 1875, at a meeting where the attendance was fall, " So far as it promises to tffect a reduction of taxation," thanks being at the same time tendered to the Mayor and Council tor re ducing the expenses of the city government, and for their efforts to relieve the people in some measure of the intolerable burdens rest ing on them. More recently the same association has, after seeing the workings of this plan, given a very fail and pronounced approval of the pre mium method of funding and canceling the old bonds of the city. At a large meeting of the central eonncil of the Properly Holders' Union, held at Grünewald Hall, the following definite and significant resolution was adopt ed : Resolved, That in view ofthe fact that this As sociation was formed f ir the purpose of reducing taxation, we heartily approve the biil introduced into the Senate by Hon. E. D. White which gives a legislative indorsement to the Premium Bond Plan, by which tbe city taxes are reduced at once nearly fifty per cent, by which those who owe back taxes are greatly relieved of their burdr-ns, and once again in our history a limit by legisla tive act is fixed to taxation, with the additional advantage to the ProDerty Holder that these great benefits are made a mattei of contract to which he is a party, so that this limit can neither be exceeded by Constitutions, Legislatures, City Councils, or even by the Judiciary. By a farther resolution Messrs. John Hughes, A. Bonneval, J. D. Hili, D. P. Scan lan and A. Dalavigne were appointed a com mittee to present the above to the Senate and House of Representatives. The following special communication was sent to the House in relation to the Käme im portant matter, by the Governor. This com munication, aside from important statements made therein, is a very significant indication that there is no partisan or political consid eration involved in the funding plan. State of Louisiana, 1 Executive Department, \ New Orleans, Feb. 10, 1876. ) To the Honorable tho Speaker and Members of the House of Bepresen atives : I enclose herewith a proposed bill to adjust, regulate and provide for the bonded debt of the city of New Orleans, which members of the City Conncil and property owners have requested me to urge upon the attention of the General As sembly. The plan of providing for the bonded debt of the city herein proposed has received the in dorsement of many able and experienced finan ciers, and I am assured that it meets the approv al of a large number of the holders of the bonds of the city of New Orleans. The available working days of vonr session are drawing to a close; the necessity of some finan cial legislation for the relief of the city of New Orleans is imperative. I therefore earnestly commend this measure to yenr immediate and serions consideration. W. P. Kellogg, Governor. It seems to us that the foregoing approval of the Chamber of Commerce, of the Property Holders' Union, of the unanimous City Coun cil, of all the city delegation in the House of Representatives, joined by all the balance oi that body, constitute as forcible a recom mendation of the plan as could well be pre sented. We have time and again commented upon this plan, presenting the details of its work ings, and showing the effects of its adoption on the credit of the city and on the property of taxpayers. Its great merit lies in this, that without impairing any obligation of the city, and without scaling its bonded debt, it affords a very great relief by reducing the annnal contribution for the payment of the city's indebtedness. The earn required from taxpayers, to carry out this beneficent scheme is for the first year only $300,000 in stead of the $1,400,000 previously reqnired to pay interest alone on the city's bonds. While the amount reqnired each year will nec essarily increase, it will not reach $1,000,000 before the year 1901, and even in the year 1925, when the last series will be drawn and paid, the sum reqnired will be less than $1, 500,000, or but a little more than the present annual interest The total debt will then be paid and canceled, leaving the credit of the city without tarnish or damage. The single drawing already made will result in the liqui dation of nearly $400,000 of the city debt, and the next semi-annual drawing will in crease this sum to about $753,000. At the amount of outstanding debt is thus dimin ished irom year to year, the unpaid balance will be steadily enhanced in market value. But the great and pressing necessity is for present relief, and this is afforded by the Pre mium Bond plan. Whhout this, or some equivalent, there is no escape from a city debt tax of not less than five per cent per an num to meet interest, and maturing bonds. We hope the Senate will act without d.day. TAB BEAL FA0TS. It is useless longer to disguise, even from ourselves, the fact that Louisiana is to be made again the suffering instrument of Radi cal tyranny, and if possible the field wh ere the " bloody shirt " is tacked to the masthead, towards which th9 administration and its sat elites will endeavor to direct the befogged attention of the North, in order to again awaken the now fast dying embers of section al strife and discord. Every effort is now being made to tannt oar people into some oyert act which Grant and his Radical repre sentatives may torture into either intimidation or violence. Louisiana must, in the opinion of the Radicals, again serve as a pliant tool to aid her enemies in securing a renewed lease of power. One by one the Southern States have been slipping from the rainons grasp of the nation's foe—Radicalism—until there now re» main but two which can be at all utilized in aiding the National Republican party in the next oampaign, or which can sârve as huge houses of refuge for the servants of the party, where they can be offered treasuries to rob and Federal bayonets to protect them in the.r schemes of spoliation. If thé efforts of the Radicals to persuade or tempt ns into an ex hibition of anger be not successful, they will be treated to a severe disappointment, and will be deprived of one of the means by which they hope to influence the independent vote of the country, that vote which mast de cide the issnes of the approaching campaign, and we must not allow onrselves to fall easy victims into the net spread for ns. We do not recommend a passive policy, however, we mast be unasaslly active and vigilant; but it mast be an exercise of intel lect, spurred on by hopes of redemption as well as fears of rain. We must not enter the campaign passionately and vindictively, nor mast we prove laggards in the field; our columns mnst move steadily onward with a determination barn of reason and coolness, and must be marshaled by men who will not allow themselves to be angered by taunts and threats, or ambuscaded by lurking or treach erous camp followers. We must recognize the fact that npon our own t fforts depends our success or failure. We have few, if any, friends whose advice is purely unselfish, or whose promised aid will ever come; every step we take we must be prepared to justify before tho world, aud must ourselves be assured will need no retrograde movement to rearrange or regret. The citizens of Louis iana must win the fight for themselves and by themselves; their weapons must be truth and justice, and their battle conducted with calm ness and cool courage. SHALL KEW ORLEANS CEASE TO BE • Â COMMERCIAL. OUT ? If New Orleans is to dwindle down into a mete cotton depot, losing her other great trades, especially her import trade, furnish ing no market for the exchangee' agricultural products for articles of foreign production, and no facilities for cheap and easy trans portation from the popular regions which seek and demand a port and mart for tho dispo sition of their products, it needs no prophet to prediot that the once great Crescent City will have no claim to be regarded or styled a com mercial city. It may be properly described as a mere depot or entrepot, with only a factorage busi ness which will support bat a small popula tion. The large surplus labor and popula tion, thrown out of employment by this loss of trade and reduced resources, must seek other quarters of the world to escape starva tion. Then of what vaine will be the hun dred millions of real estato of this city. Even now we have too many stores and houses for the population. The sorrowful fact is an. nounced that there is but oue new house being erected in the city. This is not to be wondered at, seeing bow many thousands are already unoccupied, and now many that are occupied which pay no rent, or not enough to meet the taxes and repairs. It cannot be very long before such doc trine must bring our city to the bottom of the hill ; must reduce her to the insignificance of a mere caravansary, where a few dealers or agents will encamp for the transaction of a single branch of trade, the profits of which will enure to other and distant communities. This is the sad but truthful picture of the future of New Orleans if her population should persist in their present lethargy and improvidence, and fail to employ the same agencies which have bnilt np so rapidly other cities of the continent, that have experienced even greater obstacles and posses3ed fewer advantages than we have encountered and enjoyed. The test is now presented whether our peo ple are incurable of this great vice of thrift lessness and improvidence, whether like the fatalistio Turk they will sit down with folded arms and await the inevitable doom of all comm unities that are thus careless of tbe fu ture and incapable of a sacrifice to save them selves from utter destruction and their city from death. This test is afforded by the appeal Ur subscriptions to tha New Orleans Pacifio Rail road. We are not hopeless that the result will discourage those who hav6 so earnestly Undertaken this work, and who only requ re the co-operation of the people to ensnre i s early sueceis. It would indeed be a dark du y in New Orleans, a source of the gloomiest ap prehension for the future should this appeal be made in vain, and this most needful and beneficial of all the enterprises ever under taken by her people fail for the want of the small material contribution and aid of onr people. _ WHAT W£ NEED: Retrenchment misdirected is not econimy It is not pleasing to the public to know that the efforts of those in favor of reform have in a measure been retarded by tbe energetic forces of those who were interested in the de feat of the act to reduce the emoluments be longing to tbe Shrievalty. Why this obstruc tion should have occurred, it is needlosä now for us to say, but the fact is patent, for the bill which passed the Senate—the Radical Senate—has so far slept iu the committee room of the House—the Democratic House. To the distaste of many Democrats the work of reiorm has so far smacked too much of par tisanship. What is needed is an impartial judicial scrutiny ot the list of salaried and feed officials. Those who have been from traditional custom the recipients of politioal bounty ought now, under the press of the straightened circumstances of onr State, to enter the lists of the reformers, end them selves encourage retrenchment in order that the people may be relieved fiom their present burden. The emoluments of the office of Civil Sheriff are immensely beyond what are considered commensurate with economy; yet the effort to sustain the present fee bill is heavily reinforce!. It is not the swatb ahead of the Demo cratic party here to cat do.wn :he salaries of those who belong to tbe Radical party. What the State and the people desire is the reduc tion of that fatal drain upon the eotnmon alty, in the shape of large salaries. Whether the party be on the one 6ide or the other, there certainly ought to be a fair aud equitable scale in the apportionment of offiotal pay. If the Democratic party wants justice, it must do justice. If it is indeed the party of reform let it show it by its acts, and not by words merely. The people want good government and reform, and as yet, they have neither. £ BUSINESS CONVENIENCE. The District Telegraph Company has fitted up an elegant office in the court build ing, Jackson Square, and established a "court service," which has already become very popular with the legal profession and others having business in the courts. Among the varions advantages this system presents, the following will suffice to give our readers an idea of the " service," as inaugur ated by permission of the honorable judges: Lawyers and witnesses can be notified when their presence is necessary, thus doing away with the necessity of remaining in conrt perhaps ail day, awaiting tho call of their cause. Ladies who may b9 compelled to attend court can be tetegraphetf to when they are wanted. The business man can remain at his offioe or store until the case he is interested in comes np—a fact that will be gratifying to him. Of course, the proper previous ar rangements have to be made with tho com pany as to notification. The juror can telegraph home or elsewhere should he be detained. In a few days the company's upper office— Magazine and Jackson street—will be opened, when telegrams can be transmitted to and from either of the three offices and from Jack son street to Jackson Square. The messenger corps deliver messages with promptness ; thus fhe system offers advantages and facilities which the public will find to their profit to patronize. DR. TOM BULOW. The musical connoisseurs of our city will soon be affirmed an apportnnity of hearing the greatest living exponent, except Abbe Liez', of that school of music originated by the famous Wagner, which has won such a popularity among all true lovers of the musi cal art Dr. Hans Vou Bulow has achieved a world-wide reputation, and his every appear ance in America has been tbe signal for crowded houses; uniting an intense love cf his art to a thoroughly educated and refined method, he has achieved the most signal suc cess in his professional career. True critics of mnsic are quick to detect the errors and merits of a performer, and when such un qualified approval as they have given Dr. Von Bulow is bestowed, wo are prepared to accept him as a faithful exponent of the true beau ties of the most famous musical com positions. The announcement that the firs* of a short series of conoerts to be given by him in this city, will take place at Grünewald Hall, on Taesday evening, February 15th, will doubtless attract a large and appre ciative audience. New La. Remedy for coughs, etc. Home proofs—-any sworn jury would receive them. In sparsely settled districts, where medical aid is often difficult and sometimes impossi ble to obtain, it is extremely desirable for families to have in the honse some reliable medicinal restorative. Being widley compre hensive in its curative operation, perfectly pare, andeteriorating and recommended by the medical faculty, Udolpho Wolfe's Schie dam Aromatic Schnapps possesses all the requisites of a family medicine. Those of our readers who are suffering from colds, cough*, catarrhs, bronchitis, etc., should not fail to try the compound polmonio paste pre pared and for solo by Meaarä. Fred jiickson A Harte, 139 Canal street. ON DIT. ____The Boston Nine will play the Mnffed Nine on Snnday, February 13, at McCarthy Square No. 1, at 2 P. M. ____Tbe Army of Northern Virginia will celebrate Washington's birthday by giving a grand banquet at Odd Fellow»' Hall. .The members of Mississippi Fire Com pany No. 2 will try their new engine this morning at the corner of Canal and Tchoupi toulas streets. ____ Col. D M. Boyd, Jr., that estimVnle gentleman who has so favorably been noticed in connection with tha Pennsylvania Central Rtilroad Company, is a visitor to our city. ----On Tuesday next, at 9 A. M., a solemn High Mass of thanksgiving will be said at St Patrick's Church, for the ladies who assisted so zealously at the late fair for the benefit of that parish. ... .Tbat the grand reception to be given by the Knights Templar to their friends on Friday evening next will be a brilliant affair, no one can doubt Their reputation for gen- erous hospitality is so well established that tbe demand for invitations is very great. The parade in the morning will also be a sight well worth seeing. ----List night some malicious person cr persons out the ropes used for hoisting the awnings of the stores on Poydras street, from Camp street to the Poydras market. This deed will prove very annoying to the Poydras street merchants, as it will necessitate their buying new ropes. It is very strange that such an act coaid have been committed on oue of our principal thoroughfares without be- ing observed by our vigilant police, ----The championship match badge con test for trap Bhooting on the grounds of the Crescent City R fie Club w ll take place at 11 o'clock this morning. From what we can learn there have been made more than twenty entries, some of whom are the best trap shots in the South. As the excitement over this contest has waxed strong, we may expect a full attendance. Pools will be Bold on the grounds, and, as a large number of the mem bers of the Legislature have been invited to attend, we may hope that some game law msy be prepared suitable to thp necessities of onr State. The newspaper fraternity will doubt less be present. ____The steamboatmen of onr city have drawn np a petition and presented it to Gen Augnr, asking tbat the monitor Canonions, which now lies in the river, abreast of Canal street, be removed to a point where the movements of onr shipping will be less ob structed. Ic is olaimed that in the position in which the monitor now lies, it seriously af fects the convenience of boatB entering and leaving this port, end the petition it a respect ful request that some other point be chosen for the monitor to anchor. We trnst that Gen. Augur will give the matter his serisus consideration, and if possible comply wita the request of our steamboatmen. .....Persons passing in the vioinity of Union and Sr, Charles streets wera attracted yester day by the somewhat, remarkable sight of a large number of Belgian muskets (300) being carted away from the side entranoe of the Louisiana State Lottery Company's offioe, under the supervision of Mr. C. T. Howard and Majors Cross and Stevenson. An examin ation of the muskets proved them to be genuine guns with ugly looking steel bayo nets and bores capable of chambering minia ture cannon balls. A curious bystander was informed mysteriously by Mr. Howard that they were intended to dean ont the Legisla ture, unless the proper reform measures were passed. Later, however, it cropped out that the guns were only intended for the peace able purpose of arming the Biloxi battalion of Rex's grand army, which will soon make its entry into the capital. DUKE OF DRAGH. * HE COMES TO TOWN, AND THE FAITHFUL CHRONI CLER STRAIGHTWAY RELATES FACTS OF INTEREST IN CONNECTION WITH THE EVENT. The Duke of Dragh dropped suddenly into town last night, and immediately repaired to tbat royal hostelrie, the Four Queens, where he will abide until the bogie calls the mas tering of the forces for their grand parade. Previous to his departure from the contrai wilds of Tartary, the Duke, we learn on relia ble authority, took part in a most thrilling and tremendous conflict with the giants Stan patt and Taikwnn, whose depredations have made the world quiver and quake with horror. It is needless to say that the great Dragh proved invincible, and that tho consequent flush of victory soon settled on his brow. We like to hear these gratifying reports of onr favorites, not only because they are good and loyal subjects of H s Paissant Mjesty, but because it pleases us to think that every where as well as here their valor and address prevail. The Duke's arrival has created quite a stir in royal circles, where he is extremely popu lar, and where so important an accession is hailed with cordial pleasure. He brings with him a superb retinue of fifty-two gigantic attendants, among whom are several native kiDgs and queens and courtiers of the extinct monarchies of Tartary. The Dnke's appearance on Mardi Gras will elicit unbounded admiration, since the utmost care and expense have been lavished on the appointments and trappings of the company, and the Duke's well-known taste has been lavishly displayed in every detail of the preparations. We are quite ready to go it blind in the assertion that when tbe Dnke passes on Mardi Gras, there will be a univer sai shont of admiration and delight Best dentistry at lower prices than anywhere sise. Dr. J. R. Knapp, 145 Canal, 'formerly 14 Baronne. Call and examine work and prices. The excitement at Moody's is still kept up, and anxious purchaser* are continually pouting into the Granite Palace to dt themselves out with the most fashionable styles of underclothing. • REST, PERTURBED SPIRITS, REST. A Sober Day After Uw? Crooked Investigations. Like the sudden entrance frost a dreary swamp into broad meadows" cvrprted in an Axminster of green, begemmed with constel lations of star-like clover and hire-beils, yes terday opened, aud the rash of sureties and the clash of indictments were hushed in the Custom Home. Even the pigeons roosting npon the capi tals of the tali granite ooimnus in tha Custom House seemed to know that the day was a dies non and so devoted themselves to straighten ing their feathers and adjusting their plumage as if for Sunday. The marble pavement of the corridirs of the old brtiidiog, at if lone some, echoed and re-echoed to tbe footsteps of the few individuals whose business hap pened to oall them within its precincts, and everything and everybody, even General Brady, wore a Sunday air. Cotton, whisky, Grand Jury, Distriot Attorney, all for the nonce bad vanished, and the scenery was put away, the dress-eirole ohairs laid aside, and the s age was one blank space of fl oring. A battle-sword, in the shape of a la v book, rested in .quietude on the table in the court room just to show that there had be. n a dra ma going on there once, cud au un tasted glass of water beside Judge Wootla's seat told of the stage banquet; but the actors had re tired, and the prompter—Deputy Hollander— has buried «himself in the bo.»om of his family. It was a long entr'acte, and the onrtain rises Mpnday morning. o R. S. Dennee, who was indicted in the Cleveland & Mills conspiracy oase, not being able to 'give bond, was inoaicerated in the Parish Prison; but, beyond this, the Mar shal's offioe did not yield anything of in terest _ POLITICAL TALK. Saturday being a dies non, there was very little stirring at the State-House. Tbe Conservative Caucus met, and after a session of abontan honr, adjourned. THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE bad a meeting, and organized and adjourned. The meeting of THE THIRD WARD RADICAL REPUBLICAN CLUB last night, contrary to all anticipations, was harmonious. The officers eleoted to serve during the ensning term were dnly installed and made the usual speeches that are made on suchoeeasions. The speeches of Pat Creagb, Devez in and Antoine being reoeived with the greatest favor. The offioers eleoted are named as follows W. L Evans, President; Wm. WalLoe, First Vies President; Jas. Walsh, Second Vice President; Chaa. Stewart, Third Yioe Presi dent; O. F. Ladd, Fourth Vine President; J. W. Quinn, Corresponding Secretary; F. C. Antoine, Treasurer; George Devezan, Pat Creagh, Parish Committee; W. G. Elliott, Recording Secretary. Louisiana As It Is-By Daniel Dennett* We have heretofore noticed the prospectas of this work, of which advanced sheets are now offered for onr inspection. The 176 pages before ns comprise a very large amount of statistical, geographical, topographical, social, ethnographical, hist rical, geological, climatic, hydragraphio, floral, agricultural, bygenio and general information respecting Louisiana. It is essentially a book of valua ble and most interesting facts, col lected, compiled, oollatod and con densed by a gentleman in every respect competent to the great and useful task which he has undertaken. The author is es sentially a reliable statistician, a veteran and distinguished attaohe of the Louisiana pre%s, and withal a true public-spirited citizen who has done more to make Louisiana well and truly known abroad than any writer of bis day or that has preceded him. The volume will consist of about 220 peges when finished, and we do not hesitate to say that it will com prise more information of a valuable sort than the most active and intelligent visitor could acquire in ten yean of industrious travel, in quiry and inspection. Those who are acquaint ed with the talented and upright author are aware that this book is a oondeneed summary of what he has learned in part by study, but chiefly by personal observation. He is well acquainted with all the highways and byways of Louisiana by land and water. He has spent months and years in traveling from plantation to plantation and from parish.to parish, all over the State. If his book had been destroyed in manuscript he could almost reproduce it from memory. We are pleased to know and state that Col. Dennett has the materials in readiness for another book on Louisiana, with contents entirely new. Want of space cuts short our notice of this valuable work, bat when completed we shall recnr to it more In detail. GRAND CONCERT. The Ladies' Aid Society, of the Sixth Dis trict, will give, at St. Patrick's Hall, on Wednesday evening, the 23d inst., a grand Centennial calico and fancy dress promenade concert. The affair, which is entirely unique, promises to be a most delightful oue. There will be an amateur dramatis performance and concert, after which dancing will be in order, and guests have an opportunity of tripping tbe light fantastic toe to the delightful music of the 13th United States I afin try braid, which will be present on the occasion. A grand centennial calico and fancy dress promenade concert will be given at St. Pat rick's Hail on Wednesday evening, February 23d, for the benefit of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Sixth Distriot Tne 13th United States Infantry band it engaged for the occasion and will peform several Jûvorite selections.