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From Washington. Tex» Pacific Railroad , . _ . _ , . ,, Texas Border Affairs Investigation Tko Babcock Trial -The Preri x ** m I. denrs Testimony. . Beeovery of a Lost Bail from New Orleans—Fifteen Hundred Letters Damaged. Foreign News. Foreign and Domestic Markets. General News. Etc., Etc., Etc. WASHINGTON NOTES. Wasinoton, Feb. 12. — The President's dense in tee Babcock case, taken before Judge Waite in the Executive Mansion, has been sent to J Bt. Louis by special messenger. The Secretary of the Treasury has furloughed all tba hands in the Bureau of Printing and En graving. Cause—no money. Col. G. W. Alexander, of the Snnday Gazelle, baa been offered one thousand dollars for the original letters from Jefferson Davis to Mr. Lyons. Wash Yabhinoton, Feb. 12.—The Senators appointed on the Democratic Congressional Executive Committee are Stevenson, Wallace, Whyte, Gor don, Davia and Eaton. Washington, Feb. 12.—Internal revenuo re ceipts to-day $407,397; for the month, to date, •8,763,897; for fiscal year, to date, $70,780 047. Customs receipts to day $607,309; for month, to , $6,506,870, for fiscal year, to date, $92,380, 7Ï6 Hie furloughs from the Bureau of Printing I Engraving, reach nearly one thousand, mostly to women. Several hundred hands, were retained to finish np. TEXAN BOBDEB * F PAIRS TO BE INVESTIGATED. Washington, Feb. 12 __ Gen. Ord, commander of the Military Depart nent of Texas, was ex med to-day as a witness before the Select Committee of the House on the Texas frontier troubles, and gave to the Committee a very full and intelligent acoou-it of the cattle raids to which the raneberos on the American side of tho I Bio Grande for 50 ) mites along the nver, and for j U0 miles back from it are subject- d, as well as of I tkfi remedy which be would recommed for them. I According to the General g statement the coun- I •O which is the scene of these border forays is •eparated from the river by a very extensive belt a undergrowth forest or chspparal which forms 1 aoreen and shelter for the oattle thieves who IH'eby plunder and which renders it next to im- 1 poarihle for military patrols or military pests to interfere with them. There are two classes of Mexicans living on I (be Texas side—the one consisting of Intel igeut, » raneberos, who arc as much opposed to | - . .. . „ .... .... I them to avoid içe route» by which they might be intercepted on their return with their booty on 1 0 r i.^ e î' . , . These bands, which number from one hundred I to one hundred and fifty men, are in lea gue with the local authorities,, tfceir recognized chief I being Cortina; all facilities are given to them for I wing of their plunder and auch a thing as ration of the stolen cattle is never thought T I raide as the American portion of tne popu lation is, and the other consisting of worthless Callows, many of them on'laws or deserters from the Mexican army, who work occasionally on the ranches and who act as spies and informers for their cousins and com pad res on the Mexican aide, when they cross the river on their cattle stealing expeditions. It is the intelligence which they receive from these fellows which enables disposii restera oL Hie national government of Mexico is not to bo Named in Gen. Ords' opinion for this state of things. First, because the system of the Gov ernment is to let each State take care of its own affaira ; and second, becanse the Mexican soldiers have a strong tendency whenever they get near I enough to the border to desert their colors and cram into Texas. The Mexican government is therefore powerless in the matter, and the State Government of Tamanlipa* seems to regard these frontier forages as part of the established order of things essential for the good of the community. The only remedy, therefore, for the evil is, and It is ooe which the General is urging on the War Department, to increase the cavalry force on the Rio Grande and give him authority,'whenever his I troops oome on the trail of one of these thieving facade, to let thepnnnitbe continued to the Mex-1 side of the river, and let the troops deal ont nury punishment on the robbers. He tbinbB •hat. whatever opposition the local authorities I might make to such a practical course, the Gen eral Government of Mexioo would not m ke any. He Mays that now in one of the more northern wtes, Chihuahua' himself and the Mexican com-1 mandant have a mutual arrangement by which Indian expeditions are followed cn either side of river, and that on some occasions the Amer and Mexican troops have co-operated in their lèvements again«! the Indians^ rations being I supplied by his orders to the Mexicans. He is confident that the only feasible mode of putting down these troubles, the forays, is by following up I ident that the only the robbers in the way he recommends. TRAX8 PACIFIC RAILROAD PROSPECTS. •Washington, Feb. 12.—In the Texas Facifio Railroad Committee, Mr. Luttrell, from the eub committee, opposed the report in a written sp eech. He was, be said, in favor of allowing anyone to build road who would do it without a subsidy. Mr. Gtrfield, also of the sub commit tee, opposed the subs dy on financial grounds A member of the committee thinks the vote will be dose, especially on the feature indorsing the bonds or branch roads. The committee, without action, adjourned to Wednesday. Mr. Garfield, while opposed to the subsidy, •poke stroDglv in favor of an opposition road. The friends of the measure, both in and ont of ths committee, feel satisfied it will be reported to the House substantially as outlined in dispatches published Saturday. The Committee on Expenditures in the De partment of J ustice also broke ground in the way of investigation into judicial overcharges in I Western District of Texas, which revealed I the practice of marshals, and other officials out there, of charging mileage and per diem fees of ■oppoeed deputies and guards of merely uomi-1 aal arrest»—that is where an arrest was not ac l but« ' imaginary. tonlv Many of the House committees were in active operation today. That on the District ot Co lombia opened an investigation into* the abuses of the District Government, and although only one witness was examined it was discovered that a doubtlul claim whioh this person had against I former District government for some $8000,1 and which he had sold to an operator for $1000 in hoods, with a notification of its dubious char- I •cter had, by* some manipulation grown into ai •laim for $8000, wnich was allowed and paid. The Committee on the Freedman's Bank had before it the Secretary of the famous 'Seneca I handstone Company, who described the means by I in edmen'a Bank, tor a debt of some I S63,0ti0, now amounting, with interest, to about •90,000, was induced to take as collateral seourity I •eoond mortgage bonds of the company for $95,-1 000, which are of no market value whatever. He I also pfodaoed the stock-book of the Seneca Sand-1 " ' ' ...... 1 [ I I ■one Company, which showed that, sod Ui» »»me day, certificates of stock for 200 ■hares each were issued to U. S. Grant, Gen. Dent, Surgeon General Barnes, Wm. H. Seward, B. B. Washburn, Caleb Cashing and B. B French. This witness did not know anything as to the payment for this stock. He only knew that the certificates had all bsen delivered to .Wm. S. Huntington, then Cashier of the First National p.-w I In addition to these committees, the Commit-1 of tee on Indian Affairs was «1»» engaged in taking | Most of the other im] House were in eeasiom ing before them. TU BIBCOCK CASE—PRESIDENT GRANT'S TZS T1BONT. Washinoton, Feb. 12. — The deposition of the President in the case ot Gen. Babcock, now pending in 8t. L juis, wu taken to-day at the I eral Pierrepont, CoL Wm. A. Cook, one of Gen. Babcock's counsel and Mr. Eaton, who represent J ed the proeecntion. The examination was of considerable duration, beginning at 11 o'clock A. 1 K. and terminat'Dg at 2 in the altemoon. It is seid to bare been very thorough, and was characterized by the straightforwardness which J amination developed the facts that Gen. Babcock I had not influenced or attempted to influence the I Executive in the s< lection of any official in volved in the so-called whisky ring ; that he had not interfered in any manner to cause a sns pension of the celebrated order for the transfer I of supervisors, bnt that its revocation was di rected by the President himself in order that suspicion being removed from the minds of those engaged in the frauds, they might more readily be detected in their efforts to cheat the government ont of the revenue in distilled spiri s. That the President s'.ill has implicit confidence in the integrity of General Babcock and is [ satisfied with his explanation of the dispatches w* ich hive formed so important an element in I his prosecution. The cross-examination elicited nothing of im I portance whatever. Its object seemed to have I been more directed against the President than Gen. Babcock. It, however, developed the fact that if there has been anything wrong on the part of that officer, which the President emphat ically stated he did not believe, it was entirely without the knowledge of the Executive. The Presideat stated that dnring the twelve I years Gen. Babcock had been intimately asso ciated with him he had not learned anything I calculated to impair his confidence in his in I tegri'y. The testimony, as a whole, is declared to bj strongly in favor of Goa. Babcock's bouesty, t committees of the measures pend J FOREIGN NEWS. London, Feb. 11.—A Renter dispatch from Rotterdam contains the following : Inqnirif were made here as to the whereabouts of E. D Winslow, the Boston forger. The American Consul replies that Winslow is not here, and the udicial officer of Botterdam says he can give no information iu the present state of the mat ter. London, Feb. 12 —The Pail Mall Gazelle Ber lin special says : To-day's papers state Count Von Amim has petitioned the Emperor for per mission to come to Berlin without being liable to arrest, in order to be with his son duiiag his serious illness. The Powers are negotiating with Herzegovina for a suspension of hostilities, The Berlin correspondent of the Times tele graphs that the ministerial crisis m Vienna is not ended, The Morning Post's Berlin _special says Tar I bey has refuse ig id permission to Dr. Schliem um to pursue any further excavations in the i road. London, Fib. 12.—No new features of interest in Mincing Lane markets during the week. Buy ers are still showing a great want of confidence, but prices, with few exceptions, have not suffered further depression. Sugar is very flat. The re port of a deficiency in Cuba on account of the drouth had no influence here. Coffee firm; Ceylon descriptions are rather dearer. P.ice quiet. London, Feb. 12—Sir Baldwin Wake Walker, „„„„ I formerly Survey General of the British Navy j Yard is dead. I Paris, Feb. 12__The Prince Imperial has writ I ten a letter opposing and disavowing Prince Na I poleon—Plon-Pton—as the candidate for the Chamber of Deputies from Corsica. £« France newspaper was fined one thousand 1 * * - - - ■ — 1 would only accept the Governorship of the Bank of France at a compensation, Rome. Feb. 11. — The Bersagliere, Liberia, I Voce, I)etta, Verita and Capiiate newspapers have been seized for publishing a speech made | by Garibaldi on the anniversary of the Roman Republic, in which the republic was extolled as the only honest form of government. Shanghai, Feb. 10. — The Pekin Gazette pub lishes au Imperial edict degrading Gen. Lee-Ze Tai, and ordering him to proceed to Yunnanfoo and there stand trial for complicity in the mur der of Mr. Margar&y. Carlsbuhk, Feb. 12 __ The Zeitung learns that I the Sultan has agreed to amnesty the insurgents submitting immediately. Austria will thereupon 1 withdraw the subvention granted to Turkish refugees, a d order them to leave Austria and I return home *t. EtiEnne, Feb. 12.—The Jabin mine contin I ue s burning. No *tnore bodies have beenrecov I ered Naples, Feb. 12.—The state or Mount Veau T i M « unchanged. *........ It and the neighboring mountains have been covered with snow for sev eral days past. The American residents' of the city are organ izing to celebrate Washington's birthday, The failure of the Trin&cria Steamship Co. at Palermo has created much excitement. Several I logger failures are announced at Palermo and other poiDts in Sicily in consequence. The government of Italy holds the first mort gage of a million dollars on the steamers for a subsidy recently granted and will probably press its claim. The Fiorio Steamship Company haB made a preliminary offer of $40,00J for the Trin acria Steamship Company's business, I THREATENED ICE FAILURE, Hudson, N. Y., Feb. 12.—Ihe fears that the Hudson River îœ crop will be an utter failure in cremes hourly. Contrary to reports, not much ^ ^ een over laetyear. The ex traordinary mild weather has again started the ,co ât "»"Y P 1 * 008 between here and Poughkiep ««.AU the ferryboats are running. Not over 11^0,000 tons have been gathered thus far. The •'Vera.ge crL P »• over 2,000,000. THE ST. LOUIS CROOKED WH18KI INVESTIGA TION. St. Louis, Feb. 12 —The District Attorney pré ■coted Mr. Douglass an affidavit, purporting to be charges preferred in 1873 by Lindsay Murdock, ex-Collector of Internal Revenue, in Southeast Missouri. The charges were against John A. telegrams not yet admitted, to prove that they were received and sent back and forth betweeu Joyce, and John McDonald, respectively revenue agent and supervisor. The envelope was indorsed by O. C. Suiffin, the President's private secretary, bowing that it had been received at the Execu tive Mansion, and referred to the Treasury De partment. Another indorsement shows the reference to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Mr. Douglass could not testify that he had seen the affidavit in his office. The District Attorney said he proposed to read an affidavit showing that m 1873 charges against Joyce and McDonald had had been sent to the Executive Mansion and had gone through the Departments. The court only allowed Um witness to testify that the indorse ments showed that such charges had been re ceived and filed. They were not read. Nearly the entire morn ing session was taken np in trying to trace through the telegraph cletks of this city and Washington, and also by the door-keoper and messengers of the Executive Mansion, certain : A in on tive part proof to one dispatch, and allowed the follow admitted to be in Gen. Babcook's hand Joyee and McDonald here and Gen. Babcock in Washington. Finally tbe defense waived the mg, writing, to be read: Washington, Dec. 13, 1874. Gen. John McDonald, St. Lonis, Mo. : I succeeded. They will not go. I will write yon. Sylph. Before this was read Judge Porter announced that they proposed to make a lengihy legal argu ment agau st tko admission of the other tele grams, and perhaps they might wish to include this " Sylph '' dispatch in those objected to. The defense wished to reserve that point. Depntv Commissioner Rogers recalled and tea 'ified. I had a conversation with Gen. Babco. k in regard to the transfer of revenue agents. Gen. Babcock said he had heard that Mr. Douglas was about to issue an order directing a transfer of agents. I told him an order had that morning been issued. He expressed his regret, as it would bring a political pressure on Mr. Douglas, and he would be forced to revoke the order, and that would work disastrously to him. Mr. Douglass was at that time spoken of as candidate for the Court of Claims. There would be more or less odium on him. Gen. Bab cock said, on account of the failures of the en terprise, when the order was revoked that inter view came about by a messenger bringing me either note or verbal communication from Gen. Babcock. 1 had no previous conversation with Nor and is 0C0; 3@4. and reney of him on this matter. I did speak to him before about the jnageehip of the Court of Claims. There was not a word said in the conversation with Gen. Babcock at his house a rsufi t9 bKSh&s frauds here, 16, Ip, firm sales lows April the the of A. he of s. is in the I U r . Douglses was not appointed Judge of Court I I told him I should report the interview to Mr. Doug ...... - - ... The opposition of the defense to admission of dispatches alleged to have passed between Joyce, McDonald and Babcock was carried to the utmost extremity. They would admit nothing that clear proof of which could Dot be produced. They required not only proof of authorship and transmission by telegraph, but that the dispatches were actu ally placed in the hands of the persons to whom addressed. So far the prosecution have satisfied the defense only in cne instance, that of the Sylph" telegram. The defense also objected to the relevancy of I Aua Aionef/ikfia enA aftetnii fViov nrnnM aroilß these objections at considerable length, and with this view they requested the prosecution to group all their dispatches together, that argument might be made at one time, rather than on each dispatch when offered. The dispatch which met the most persistent opposition is one sent from St. Louis on December 3. 1874, to Gen. Babcock, Washington, signed "J," and admitted to be Joyce's handwriting. But it was not read, and therefore the contents are not known oui side ot counse'. __ THE STEAMSHIP CITY OF GALVESTON ASHOBF. New York, Feb. 12.— The steamship City of Oal estou, trim Cape Haytitn for New York, went ashore on the 5th inst., on Mayagua Island, West Indies, and it is supposed bilged, a hea'-y sea rnnuing at the time. The vessel was coffee laden and carried thirty passengers. She will probably prove a total loss. RECOVERY OF A LyxT MAIL FROM NEW OC LEAMS—1500 LETTERS DAMAGED. Mobile, Feb. 12.—The mail pouch from New Orleans to New York, of the 7th inst., was found this evening in Choctaw Swamp, and about 1500 letters containing drafts and foreign exchange to a large amount, were recovered, all in a dam aged conditio-. The letters end drafts wili be returned by tbe morning's mail to New Orleans for identification. GENERAL NEWS. New London, Conn., Feb. 11.— The burglar who entered the National Bank of Commerce Tuesday has been discovered in the person of Geo. G Packer, one of the tellers of the institution, who has made a full confession, and the missing funds were recovered. Springfield, Mass., Feb. 11.— Elihn Beiden, of Whately, a tobacco grower and dealer, has failed, with habilitieg to the amount of $80,000, oi which $20,000 is secured by mortgages. Uis as sets over mortgaged property are only $10,000. Boston, Feb. 12 —It has been di finitely ascer tained that Winslow is in London to-day, and w ill probably be arrested before night. Minister Hchcnck has' been telegraphed. The schooner George ana Emily, Capt. Hill, from Wilmington, N. C., for Port au Prince, was abandoned in latitude 34, longitude 74. i apt. Hill and a bov were swept overboard and drowned, The rest of ihe crew were rescued. Ithica, N. Y., Feb. 12.—ihe York Calendar Clock Factory bnrned. Loss $50,000. New York, Feb. 12.—John Henry Bush, as ai*tant foreman of No. 30 engine, who was in jure l at the Brordway fire, is dead. Springfield, 111., Feb. 12__Nelson Driggs, the counterfeiter, has been sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment and $500o fine. A not. pros. was entered for bis wifo and her parents. Ban Francisco, Feb. 12.—Ill ihe libel suit of Simonton against tbe Alta, Judge McKee denied the motion of defendant to strike out that por tion of the complaint relative to the Bank of California, holding that it was proper plaintiff should prove the falsity of the statement that he had caused tbe failure of the bank, by show ing that the fai nre arose from the aots of the officers of the bank. Chicago Feb. 12. — Another alderman and gauger have been indicted ; also Chas. H. Reed, prosecuting attorney of Cook county. Halifax, N. S., Feb. 11__Arrived: Soliooner Esquimaux, with captain and crew of ship Pro gress,, from Galveston, for Liverpool, abandoned in lat. 42.40, long. 59.30. Eight of tbe crew were sent to the hospital, badly frostbitten. The Pro gress had a cargo of cotton valued at $350,000. New York, Feb. 12.—Ihe schooner Geo. K. Hatch, from Mobile, for Havana, put into Ber muda, Feb. 7, leaking and with the lose of her sails. New York, Feb. 12.—A dispatch received here says it was the steamship Memphis, from Liver pool for New Orleans, that wem ashore - n Carys : brt reef. She jetsoned a portion of her cargo and proceeded without assistance. Springfield, Mass., Feb. 12__Peter Blackinton A Co., woolen manufacturers, failed ior a large amount. Louisville, fFeb. 12.—The Ticket Agents' Con vention resolved, with fonr dissenting rotes, not to tolerate transportation of companies composed of individuals or firms who issue tickets in their own names. It is understood this resolution re fers to tourists' agencies. Pembroke, Can., Feb. 12.— R. A J. White, merchants and lumbermen, suspended. Liabili ies $75,000. »«■«uw Salt Lake, Feb. 12.-Trains are snow-bound] near Wells Siation. | Memphis, Feb. 12.— Gen. Gideon J Pillow has I fibd a petition in bankruptcy, assigning, among other causes in his petition, the fact that he is held responsible personally for acts as a Major I General in tbe late war. Tbe Acalanche's Jackson, Miss., special says the Investigating Committee on alleged outrages in Pike and Ami e Counties report that after dil igent inquiry they find no obstruction in tbe per formance of the collector's duties. No resistance i ... o«T.red u, ,h. autlioritf .( a. F.d.rl cials. Uliited States Collector Redmond was advised on the eve of tbe elec ion to leave the county, but the hostility to him was personal and not by reason of his office, and there was no pur-uit ; that the mayor of Summit was drunk when he signed the dispatch for troops, and concludes that tee charges were false, and there was no occasion for troops. New York, Feb. 12.—Rubenstein, on trial for killing Sarah Alexander, was convicted of mur der in the first degree. He hangs March 24. The Union Hill, N. J., Board of Education voted to reinstate the Bible in the public schools. Salt Lake City, Feb. 12.— The Union Pacific Express train West to-day is reported lying at Carter Station. It is snowing and the wind blowing a perfect gale in that vicinity. A snow flow sent to their relief is reported blockaded jetween Evanston and Hilliard. It is not ex pected that the train will move to-tight. Shreveport, Feb. 12. 1'he Democratic and Conservative Executive Committee of Caddo have selected Hon. A. H. Leonard, Representa tive from this parish, on the State Central Com mittee for this parish. Chicago, Feb. 12.—United States District At torney Bangs denies that Charles H. Reed, prose cuting attorney of this county, had been indicted. Lockport, Feb. 12.—The Congregation&list hurch of tiiis city accepts the invitation to take part in the Plymouth Church (Brooklyn) Council. is 93,1 Nor hwesiêrn 43%. pref« rred 64%, Rock island 109%. Pacific man 35%, Union Pacidc_68%. be But> 'ÏL e ?^.y l Ki )1 ^ lluce8— $46,952,108, enr-1 ed PROBABILITIES. Washington, Feb. 12.—For the South Atlantic I and Gulf Staus, Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, falling or stationary barometer, southeast to southwest winds, slightly warmer, partly cloudy weather and occasional rains are probable. NEW YORK BANK STATEMENT. New York, Feb. 12, Evening.—The following is the bank statement. : Loans, increase $G2i, 0C0; specie, increase nearly $1,000,000; legul tenders, increase $500,000; 'deposits, increase $1,000,000; reserves, increase $1,25", 100. FINANCIAL. New York, Feb. 12,12:15 P. M—Gold 113. New York, Feb. 12, Evening.—Money easy, 3@4. Sterling quiet, 4 86. Government bo ids active and strong: new 5's 118. State bonds dull and strong. New York, Feb. 12, Evening.—Stocks closed active. New York Central 113%, Erie 17%, Lake shore 66%, Illinois Central 90, Pittsburg reney $37,078,126. The Sub-Treacurer paid out $208,000 on account of interest and 3241,000 for bonds. Customs receipts $512,000. DOMESTIC MARKETS. New York, Feb. 12,12:15 P. M.—Cotton—Spot ing the Future« steadv; Low Middling for March 13 3 16, for April 13%@13 7-16, for May 13%®13 11 Ip, for June 13 13-16@l3%, for July 14®14 1-16. New York, Feb. 12, Evening.—Cotton closed firm ; Middling Uplands 13, Orleans 13 3-16, sales 1491 bales; net receipts 1316, gross 2067. Futures closed steady ; sales 8500 bales, as fol- j lows : February 13 13-16. March 13 5-82@13 3-16, I April 13 716, May 13 31-32^1311-16, June 13%@ 1 fifty and and akin Court 1 13 29-32, July 14 1-32@14 1-16, August U/i& told "n^Yobk, Feb. 12._At the Doug- KSS pri"s advancing one -1 ® j . reeedine the next. Dullness of trade, of I one dsy and receding the next. Riu „ I most of the time, has more or /*P. ow I influence. The tendency of the mark governed by the receipts s t the ports and the m of terior towns, and aa they increase or decrease I prices fluctuate accordingly, and as c p | with last Saturday prices are a shade lower. _ _______ _ _ Flour quiet $515©5~90 for common to fair extra, *5 95®3 75 New York, Feb. 12, Evening.- ------ ■ " n to fair extn Whe^t quiet, actu whom . — — ------- - . . ■ ____ I for good to choice. Whe^t quiet, the I brm; $1 47 for_ amber Pennsvivania. C°J!A' active, 64%@6o. Oats a shade firmer, 46® . of I Pork closed heavy; new $2- 2o®22 45. L-rel aroilß I CiOflCd D6&VT. T)IT 1110 8t6&IQ 0pOt li l'lD. L/OIltft Bice and New Orleans mo with each met from be and ot of will OC New 1500 be who G has oi as of of quiet. Sugar quiet. _______ lasses quiet. Turpentine heavy, 35%. Itosin heavy; $1 55@1 62% for strained. Freights-no materia! change. Chicago, Feb. 12.—Flour dull and unchanged Wheat—demand fair : No. 2 spring $1 02 3 4 , No, 3 do 84@S4%. Corn dull; No. 2 mixed 41. Oats quiet and unchanged. Barley dull, 7i* epot. R unchanged. Dressed hogs dull. $8 90@9. Pork unsettled; sales at $20 70@20 75. Lird unset tled, 12.55. Bacon steady and firm. Whisky $1 06. Receipts—53,000 corn, 22,000 oats, 12,000 barley. Cincinnati, Feb. 12.— Flour steady; demand fair. Wheat easier; S125@130. Corn steady; 41®43. Oats firm; 38@45. Bariev quiet and un changed. Rye steady; 78. Pork firm; $22. Lard firmer; steam 12%@12%; kettle 13@13%. Bulk mea's firm; shoulders 8% cash, 6% buyer March; clear rib sides 11%; clear sides 11%. Bacon firm; demand fair; shoulder- 9%; clear rib and char sides 12%@12%. Live hogs active; fair to good packing $7 65®7 69; receipts 1326; shipments 1448. Whisky—demand good at full prices, Butter steady and unchanged. Cincinnati, Feb. 12.—Hogs slaughtered here to date 519,776, last year 500.638. St. Louis, Feb. 12.— Flour quiet and nn changed. Wheat dull ; No. 2 red winter $1 52% bid, No. 3 do. $1 36® 1 36%. Corn easy ; No. 2 mixed 39 cash. Oats inactive, No. 2 35. Barley and rye—no transactions. Pork firmer, $21 50® @22. Lard firmer, 12%®12%. Bulk me-ts and bacon firm and unchanged. Whisky iuacti?e, $1 06. Live hogs active, $7 50@7 75. Cattle—no supply, no demand, no market. Receipts—Flour 4000, wheat 12,000, corn 4G00, oats 17,000, barley 2000, hogs 585. Louisville, Feb. 12.—Flour and grain un changed. Pork $22. Bulk meats—shoulders 8%, clear rib and clear sides 11%@11%. Bacon — shoulders 9%, clear rib and clearjsides 12%@ 2%. Hams 14. Lard—tierce 14% keg 14%. Win sky quiet and firm, $1 05. Bagging firm at 12@13. FOREIGN MARKETS. Liverpool, Feb. 12, 12:30 P. M.—Cotton quiet and steady; Uplands 6 7-lGd, Orleans 6%d. Esti mated sa'ies- to-day 8000 bales, 1000 being for speculation and export. Receipts 6600 bales, including 4300 American. American continues to be pressed for sale, and medium and lower grades declined 1-16@%J, while better qualities are unchanged. The oe mand for Bea Island has been very light, but full prices are maintained. The transactions in fu tures have been limited, and after some decline prices are about the same as at the close of last week. January and February shipments, y er sail, from Savannah or Charleston, not below Low )VI ddling, 6 15-32; April and May delivery, from Savannah or Charleston, not below Low Mid dling, 6 15-3. Later. 2:30 P. M.—Cotton unchanged. The sales to-day include 4800 bales American. London, Feb. 12, 12:30 P. at.—Couso s 94 1-16. Paris, Feb. 12, 1:30 P. M.— Rentes 67.50. LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET. Liverpool, Feb. 11— The Liveroool Cotton Brokers' Association circular, dated February 10, says the cotton market continues dull, and although to-day (Thursday) there is rather more steadiness, the quotations' of most descriptions are reduced from last Thursday. A leading breadstuff circular says tho improve ment noted here on 'Tuesday in wheat has been fully responded to in the country districts, where there appears to have been more extended busi ness and in many instances highei rates. There is an increasing steadiness on spot and rather more mone/ realized. We have to-day (Friday) steady business in wheat at a penny advance. Transactions, how ever, were not important, but trade closes strong. Flour is in better demand. Com sold freely at an advance of ninepence to one shilling since Tuesday. RIVERS AND STEAMBOATS. Louisville, Feb. 12. — Weather warm and clear. River 13 feet 6 inches in the canal. Ar rived : Arlington and Golden Rule from New Orleans. Departed: Golden Rule for Cincinnati Arlington for Pittsburg. Evansville, Feb. 12. — Weather clear and warm. River rising. Pittsburg, Feb. 12.—Riven 17 feet 10 in ;hca and rising. Weather clear and mild. Cincinnati, Feb. 12. River 38 feet and rising. f r ^ m ^w Orleans. Departed | & P- bchenck, Mary Houston from New Orleans I , # ^ , T $ , Arrived : Grand Lake from l?®.? .-Pp ^^rw^liîîi .' 1 / r0 ^,^ I 1I101 P' I ? a î'' ' D®Parted: Griind Lake for St. Loui?, i T ___•- __, . ... . JgtS : 3 A. M. River 41 leet 6 inches and falling! Weather clear and mild. Memphis, Feb. 12.—the river is stationary Weather clear and spring-like. Departed : Ruth for White River, Tender for Arkansas River, Morgan for Cincinnati, Grand Tower for St ; M.; Commonwealth, 10 P. Up: Pargoud, 5 P. M. M. Cherokee, 8 P, Katie, 4 A. M FROM THE PASSEN. Southwest Pass, Feb. 12,12 M.- Barometer 30.20. Wind southeast, light. Weather cloudy, thick and foggy. A: Steamer New Orleans, at 8 this morning, Dearborn, master, from New York to A. Moulton Norwegian bark Sirius, Jorphensen, master, 14 days from Martinique. Steamer New York, at 8:30 this morning, Quick master, from New York, to C. A. Whitney. No departures. The steamship Tappahonnock is aground on the bar, bound out. Southwest Pass, Feb. 12, 6 P. M.—Barometer 30.10. Wind southeast, light. Weather thick and fosgy. No arrivals or departures. The steamship Texas is at anchor outside awaiting orders Pass a-l'Outue, Feb. 12, 6 P. M—Weather calm, with thick fog. No arrivals. The ship Victory, previously reported as out side awaiting coal, has sailed for St. Johns, New Brunswick. ■ARISE. Galveston, Feb. 12.—Arrived : Schooner Tar rvnot from Philadelphia, schooner Pioneer from Honduras. Cleared : Steamship City of Pan Antonio for New York, ship Storm King for Liverpool, hark Agar for Havre, and bark Wayfarer "for Liver pool. Olives. In the Balearic Islands, where the cultiva tion appears to the eye to be so general, one third of the land actually remains unculti vated. In these islands rather more than 26,838 hectares are occupied in the growth of olives. The olea tree, upon which the olive is grown, originally grows wild in the moun tain land a shrub, producing a fruit which bears an oiL When brought ander cultiva tion grafting is practiced. The ancient his torians of Majorca recount that in olden times the olive was unknown in the Balearic Islands, and that the art of grafting was taught to the islanders by the Carthagenians. By the appearance, however, of some of ihe enormous and ancient-looking olive tree3 to be seen now at Majorca, one would be tempt ed to believe that their existence dates as far I back as to the petiod to which the historian reiers. An intelligent Majorcan farmer, be ing asked by Consul Bidwell how old he thought some of these trees were, replied : "I believe they may well data from the time of the flood. " It is a remarkable feature in the by of a in the ful ery, vent ful fifty cents, man over ______________________ ______ and upon old trees whose tranks are rent apart, j and torn into half a dozen shreds is often to be i 1D ^> seen the finest crop of fruit, while in Majorca they have in some plaoes attained proportions akin to those of the forest trees ot the tropioa. Wants and To Bent inserted in the Bulletin for how or you er on ROME IN 1714. „ . [Documents in British Museum.] The proclamation issued by the Vioar Gen eral and municipal authorities deals with tbe o induct and morality of tbe inhabitants of Rome; and so effectually do thfcy arrange and ordain their going out and their oomiug in that one hardty wonders at the wild saturna lia which ensued in the city whenever the death ot a Pope left the people for a few days masters of their own conduct. A few ex tracts from these proclamations in chronolog ical order will give some idea of their con tents. The year 1714 began with a heavy fall of snow, and the first ediot deals with clear ing it off the streets. Every house-holder is ordered to oollect m a heap the snow that lies in front of hm house, and then it is to be at once removed by the carters of Rome, who are all taken into the Governor's service for that purpose. The process must have been effeotual, though probably inconvenient for the carters. Then follow» an edict against snow-balling, which, it appears, had been indulged in by ceriaia " lazy vagabond i ;" the offense is to be pun ished by three applications of the strappado, ai ingenious and simple contrivance by which the arms of tho patient mignt at any moment b r dislocated. The directions issued by the Governor during the carnival must have produced a depressing effect upon riotous spirits when they found that masks were to be worn oniy cn certain days ; that on these days they were to be deprived of the pleasures of female society, ladios being warned to stay at home, under penalty of very summary treat ment ; that no flour was to be thrown about, but only the coarsest kind of meal, and final ly that the Jews were to be unmolested. It is a relief to find any provision made for the comfort of the latter ; for certainly the Children of Israol can not be said to have led an easy life under the care of the Pope, who, moved- as the Vicar General, speaking iu his Holiness' name, states—by his regard for his Hebrew subjects, publishes the following laws for their benefit: Dealing first with gentler sex, he promises a public whipping and a few years in the galleys to any Jewish woman who shall in future years leave the Ghetto to witness Christian Jetes, illuminations or pro cessions. Next he orders the porters to close the Ghetto gates for forty-eigh hours before and after all the Jewish fasts and festivities, to prevent any Christians from entering; and, lastly, Christian butchers, bakers, or publi cans are forbidden to sell meat, bread, or wine to the Jews, who were, of course, easily known by the distinctive dress they were com pelled o wear. The carnival over, the Vicar General issues his edict on keeping Lent, which contains thirty-five danses, eacn deal ing with a separate class of the community. The most curious are the direoiious given to butchers and doctors. The former are bidden to close their shop3 entirely, except few who receive licenses to sell to the sick the latter are ordered to send in lists of those among their patients who require meat, stating the quintity and quality neoessaty for them. The fortunate invalids thus released from fasting are supplied with forms filled in with details, on production of whioh the licensed batchers are allowed to serve them moreover, those who carry the meat are strictly enjoined to cover it up carefully, so that no scandal may be caused. The cafe*, whioh had been shortly before redneed to sixty in number, are not forgot ten. Two meals a day—one of a single coarse, the other of two, bnt both without meat—are allowed to be served; but no festive or dinuer-giving guest is to be admitted. Easter passes over almost unnoticed; bat, on tbe approach of Corpus Christi, appears an edict of the Vicar-General, directing tavern keepers and shopkeepers to close their houses, and cab-drivers, workmen and others to rest from their labors. All the spectators ont of doors are ordered to kneel as the procession passes, while those who remain at home are forbidden to stand at their windows in company with women, even their wives and daughters. Tbe strap pado, flogging, branding, the galleys, and tines of varying amounts are among Uie pen allies which await any intringement of this edict. July suggests bathing, but the nn wary person who ventures to take a plnnge in the Tiber or the fonntains is, if a man, re warded by the strappado, if a woman by the usual flogging. In tbe same month we find two curious proclamations—tbe first against throwing dir ty water or rubbish into tne streets ; the sec ond forbidding beggars to crowd the church porches, which, it appears, were often thronged as to prevent the worshipers from entering. In August the Pope leaves Bone, the law coarts are closed, and the inhabitants are left to their own devices until October, when a number of regulations are issned to control the traffic in the streets—forbidding drivers to exceed the pace of five miles an hoar, and arranging the precedence of the carriages of cardinals and noblemen, to whom the vulgar are directed to give way on all oc casions. Shortly before Christmas the Vicar General again comes to the front, and recommends the faithful to attend their pariah church on Christmas eve; and, as usual, threats of the strappado and heavy fines strengthen the in vitation. By the same decree the cafes are closed dnring the last week of Advent, and street festivities are forbidden. The year ends with a Papal brief, ordering special prayers to be used on account of tbe ravages committed by wolves in the diocese of Anagui, though his Holiness is not quite clear as to whether the wolves are genuine carnivora, or evil spirits sent to punish the farmers for their sins, of which a detailed catalogne is given. A Remarkable Discovery in Florida. [Palatka (Fla.) Herali.] We learn that the Indian monnd on Mur phy's Island was opened, or rather entered, by a party a few days ago. This monnd is one of the largest on the river, and has exci ted more than ordinary interest among oar scientific visitors. Bat CoL Hart, proprietor of the island upon which the mound stands, heretofore persisted in his refusal to have this relic of past ages disturbed. On Wednes day, however, it was resolved to inspect thor onghly this monument of prehistoric age. A party from the Putnam, with others, took a steamer for the island, where they arrived in good time. It was agreed to open the monnd at its base. After making a breach of thirty-five feet they discovered a hard wall made of cocquina or shell rock. This wall was cemented, and was ornamented with va rions figures of warriors with bows and ar rows, and various reptiles. After much diffi culty a breach was made in the wall, and by the light of a torch several of tho party en tered; much surprised, they found them selves within a vault eight feet high, with room twelve by fifteen feet long, with armed warriors encased in niches, all in a state of Detrifloation. This is certainly a most wonder ful discovery, and has produced a profound, sensation. In view of this impoitant discov ery, CoL Hart has stationed a guard to pre vent parties making away with these wonder ful objects. Murphy 's Island will, no doubt, become the Mecca of the St. John's Biver. I 1 on at is he the a try. its etc. is and Co. ail are and at to with and irom are The Rome Courier is permitted to make ths following extract irom the letter of a gentle man in Texas, who has traveled considerably over the State, to a brother in that city: " This whole State is overflowed with im migrants from all parts of the country. All comers are enrsing Texts and wish ^> were 0< R °t the State; but, alas! ply lowest equal how fow of them can get out without money friends. Goods are very high in Texts you can get them, as a general thing, cheap in Borne. There is more gambling carried in Texas than in any three Southern States." ^ al Gent's THE CITY. of Sneak Thief.— About 3 o'clock yesterday aftaw. noon, while Mr. 8chomer, s grocer, reaidin Baronne street, between Poyflras and Laui was on the sidewalk attending to some buai a eneak thief eotered the »tore and tapped till or money drawer of its contents, amounting on seeing that he was persued, dropped ths money drawer And made nis escape. Stolen Pbofebty Recovered —Moses las is, from all accounts, a bold thief. He act* _ had the nerve to take a barrel of coal » il off thw Levee on another man's dray, in broad daylight on Friday. Mr. Mark Furan followed him up as» far as the corner of Fulton and Common sire eta, where he was pointed ont to a policeman, who captured the man and tbe oil, and lodged him ira the Central station, for having a barrel of ooah oil in his possession, supposed to be etolen. Stolen Property. —Mr. W. A. Roberts, a rati., dent of -Jefferson City, rectived reliable informa tion that a lot of property that had been stolen* from his house a lew nights ago was stored away in a baker-shop kept by Fred. Eberlmg, at ths corner of Clinton and Esther streets. He ob tained the assistance of an officer and repaired to the above named locality, where he found moat of his property. The proprietor was arrested and taken to the Seventh Precinct Station^ charged with having property in his possession, knowing the same to be Btolen. Stabbing Affray.— About 6 o'clock Friday evening,, a difficulty occurred in Tunisbnrg, be low Algiers, between two men, named Delnm L elcazal and Bradford Reeden, in which the lat ter was shot in the arm with a revolver in the hands of the former, who was arrested and locked up in the Eighth Precinct Station. Th* wounded man was conveyed to his residence in the vicinity, where he leceived surgical atten tion. A Small Fire.— About 11:30 o'clock Friday night a fire broke out in a small shanty in the rear of an old frame building formerly occupied as a school-house, corner of Cam brone and Sem ple streets, whicn resulted in the destruction of the building. Loss, about $25; no insurance. The property belongs to the St. Mary Church. Non-Explosive Septoline Oil. — About a quarter past 7 o'clock Friday night, a septoline oil lamp exploded at the residence of Mrs. A~ Fuin, on Ursnlinee street, bei ween Galvezand Miro, severely burning Mr. Fuin about the left breast. The oil was purchased at Mr. H. Tors tie's grocery stoie, corner of Hospital ana Galvez streets. Y inop. Notes.—' The carcass of a dead dog ha» been lying in the gutter on St. Louis street, be tween Dtrbigny and Claiborne streets, for seve ral days and ought to be removed. Two mon I dead dogs are reported on Claiborne street) be 1 tween Customhouse and Bienville. Mies Josephine Inrocent got mad yesterday and broko two or three panes of glass at the residence of Mrs. Rosa Ed; ire, corner ot 8L Phillip and Robertson streets. Miss Fannie Jones was locked up in tbe Jack son Square Station on a warrant charged by Mrs. Bridgett with larceny. Fanny was arrested at her residence, No. 168 Barracks street. Charles Froub, the driver of car No. 93, of the A.Enunciation street line, arrested a youth nameft Francis McQuade, at the coiner ot Melpomene and Annunciati n streets, on a charge of ma licious mischief. 1 he driver caught him scraping the paint off bis car. A boy named Oliver Jones, 16 years old, re cently from Pine Bluff, Ark., was sent to the charity Hospital in a sick and destitute condition^, from tlie corner of Front and Poydras str-eeta. Some time during 8aturdav morning some un known pen-on or persons maliciously cut a I t of ropes attached to awnings hanging from shedn on Poydras, between tit. Charles and Baronne streets. Mrs. Daley caused the arrest of Emma Homos at 58 tit. Joseph street, for stealing$4 currency. For the Bake of the honor of the country it is to bs hoped that the President has not ar rayed himself upon the side of the oonrnpt men who have been defrauding the revenu and against Secretary Bristow. No one would wish to see the Chief Magistrate of the eonn try deliberately ally himself with thieves and. convicts, no matter how high their social or political position may have been, and yet,, considering Gen. Grant's whole record since he came into civil life, what would be more natural ? Bight or wrong, he has always clung to hie friends and boon companions, and the lower* they fall in the good opinion of their fellow men, the higher they rise in his estimstiod. Did he not give Colfax a certificate of charac ter? Did he not tell-Tom Murphy he believed him to be a persecuted and calumniated manf* That he »hould turn Mr. Bristow out *ot hit Cabinet, and pardon MacDonald, McKee and Joyce, would hardly surprise anybody. It would be just like him. And then there are those who eerionfly talk about giving him A third term.— Baltimore Gazette. Direct Importation —We direot attention to the card of Messrs. J. Mandin & Co., No. 67 Decatur street, commission merchants and direct importers of wines, brandies, gins, etc., whose goods, liberal terms and honorablo dealings wfflî a count for ihe large and constantly increasing: business which they enjoy. Among their im portations is the celebrated Eugene Clicquot champagne, one of the oldest as well as best brands oi champagne imported into this cone try. In the days before the war this wine wie almost universally used in the leading hotels restaurants, etc., and although but recently rw introduced here through this enterprising firny who are the sole agents, it has already regain*® its old popularity, and is now a favorite brand with our clubs and first-class saloons, hotele etc. One gteat beauty of the Eugene Cheapo» is its uniformity in quality, so that the am noiseur, who pronounces praises to its spar! and flavor, is always sure to find the same mes in every bottle of it. Messrs. Manu™ «„ . Co. also import clarets, sherries, brandies, etc., ail from the best vineyards, and every article purchased of them can bo relied on as pore and. genuine. Readers, if you want furniture go to the old re- - liable emporium, Armory Hall, 87 Camp street., presided over by the Messrs. Montgomery. They are selling their parlor, bedroom, dining-room, and ball suits, cottage and kitchen furniture, and furniture suitable for country and plantation nso at greatly reduced prices. They do not pnblisb prices to attract the unwary, but ask purchaser» to eall, examine their goods and compare price» with other houses. Prices on paper may look, cheap, but be very dear when compared to the goods. They have a very large and well selected stock of furniture, in fact tho largest in the citv and not being compelled to select their stock ' irom one factory, they have the range of all and are in a position to c- mpelj competition and thereby secure their stock at the lowest possible rates. Knowing this, they feel that they can defy competition, and ask only tbe inspection of then- - goods. These gentlemen are well known in this whaMheysay!^ ^ PUbU ° "" reIy im P Uciu y <**■ IHseases of the Eye and Ear, Dr. C. BEARD, Occnllst, U------------- DAUPHINS STREIT _ Orleans laSreary. Office battra from 10 to 31. .1L John Q, Fleming, 144.............Paydna Streai..^._____ Ha has the largest assortment —oz— GAS FIXTURE» NOW IN THk (;îl>, Having just received from New York s foesk mat ply of the latest patterns. All of whioh, for cash, can ba purthtaed at th lowest possible prices. " Chandeliers and Gas Fixtures rs-bronxed I» » «Wie. equal to that of tho Bwnlhstiinm. ^ CHAPSKY. FASHIONABLE CLOTHING STORE, merchant tailor, al .................Cnrap Street.......... Opposite City Hotel New Orleans, -2901 Gent's Famishing Goods, Trasks, V» bnrchels, Umbrellas, Etc.