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No. SÏW » Conal 8 reel,
Between Burgundy and Rampart,
And Nob. 228 and U30 Royal direct,
Corner St. Philip.
We have just opened in on' Canal Street Store a
heavy consignment of
which we wi ! l offer from this day on at GREAT
BARGAINS, prices v.rying irom 75c to y's;
We also offer in Both Stores
10,000 yards HAMBURG EDGINGS at 10c per yard*
tuily worth :15c.
äcaasSILK HALF UMBRELLAS at 75c and
$1, fully worth t Aic« tli« moDt-y.
lea-« SILK HALF UMBRfC'LLAS, extra size,
at #1 25 and |i 65, worth twice the money.
— ami—
20 cases Sprapnc and other Best Brands of CALI
COES, in Pretty anu New Spring Styles, at
only 5o per yard.
Etc.. Etc., Etc.
Came and Get Full Value fjr Yoar Money
D A.N25I&EH'a,
F15 It And 328 and 230 Royal Street,
Will open THIS WEEK a large Assortment of
Just received from Europe and New York, which
have heen purchased on the most favorable
terms, snd will be sold at
> Light Fabrics.
Suitable for Early Spring Wear.
A so, a Fine Selection of
An early inspection is rsspectfu ly solicited by
WANTS inserted in this column at FIFTY
CENTS per square,__
small new red Gottage, of two rooms and kitch
en. on two lota of ground, on Coliseum street, between
Lyons and Bordeaux. Would be a line healthy place
tar an invalid. Teims, 112 t er month furnished, or
$10 unfurnished. Apply on the premises.
F16 lii*
Board for gentleman, wi e and child, in a pri
vatc family. Reaeonable rat's will be expected, and
the advertiser will be fonnd to be a good tenant.
Addreaa. stating terms and Iocs ion, Luck Box 819,
p. O, _ F16 3t*
W ANTED—A Dwelling House (to rent)—with six
bedroom-, parlor and dining-room, kite ben and
servant rooms F rat Dis i t preferred, between
Euterpe and Girod, Magazine and Rampart rtreeta.
Answer 169 Erato street. _____ F13 tf
of age, a place in an office or store He is will
ing to do any kind of work, a d to work hard and
steadily for his employer, as he wishes to help his
widowed mother. Can < ive good references. Ad
dress A. V., Bull-tin Office. ___ Fll 6t
of this city is anxious to obtain a situation as
governess in the country. A good home more of an
object than wages. Pleass address MISS ETTA J.
Tf A RT. A NP, New Orleans Post-Office. F10 6t
the following varieties of chickens: Partridge
Cochin, |3 per dozen; Buff Cochin, $3 per dozen;
White Leghorn, #2 59 eer dozen. The a ove chick
ens nave been selected wit a a view of having the
most perfect birds and for their epg producing
Qualities. For particulars, address P. C., Bulletin
office. d28 tf
ill ANTED—Some three or four nice Families can
IV he accommodated with fine Furnished Rooms
nd the best of Board at 149 St Charles street, nearly
pposite Lafayette Square Also some twenty-five
r thirty day Boarders will be taken at four dollars
•r week, payable in advance. This is a great reduc
lon from former prices. The house is first-class,
soond to none in the city. None need apply but the
mt of peuple. Remember 149 St. Charles street.
n5 ly* __
[/■ ANTED— A private family residing at. No. 8
1 St Peter street fronting on Jackson Square,
ire to rent two front rooms to gentlemen, or gön
nen and their wives, with or without board.
3 tf ___
V ANTED—50,000 Ladies and Gentlemen to call
and examine the latest novelty ont, called the
LE," on exhibition and for sale by L. T. MAD
UX, 35 Carondelet street. * n ® tf
V ANTED—Secondhand Carriages and Buggies
any one having such and wishing to dispose of
em can find ready sale tor the same by calling on
T. MADDUX, 35 Carondelet street, dealer in car
kges. _
Workingmen's Democratic Clnb, Third
lard.—A meeting of this clnb wi 1 be held at the
tut hern Cotton Proas, Willow., between P'lvdrasaiid
afayette streets, on THURSDAY EVENING,
ebruarv 17, at 7:30 o'clock. All Democratic «Bl
ent* of the ward are invited to attend.
By order : J. D. HOUSTON, President
P. J. O ME ALTE, Sécrétai y. F16 ME&M
'The Membera of the Southern Republican
Clnb are requested 10 m, et at the Mechanics' Ins' i
tnte, WEDNESDAY, at 7 o'clock P. M. The busi
ness of the meeting will be highly important.
By order of the President:
F 15 l'E&M* L. SEWELL Secretary.
Mechanics' and Trade s' Bank, New Or
leans, Febru ry 10, 1876—At a meeting of the Board
of Directors held this day, a dividend of FOUfc PER
CENT on the Capital was declared payable to the
atockho'ders on and after MONDAY, the 14th enr
Fll lmtf Cashier.
Department of Finance.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 5, 1876.
TAX BILLS, 1876,
Will he ready for delivery on MONDAY, 7th inat.
Two and one-half per cent rebate will be allowed on
all bills paid up to the 20th inst. inclusive; two per
cent on all paid np to the 29th inst., inclusive, and
aoe per cent during March, after which interest at
tan per cent per annum and costs will accrue.
IS tmh31 XP. PILSBUBY, Administrator.
... .Who wants to borrow an umbrella.
____If this is February weather give us more
of it; we like it.
....Judge Billings, the newly-appointed,
will open the United States District Conrt
Monday nex*, according to a telegram received
____St. Charles and Camp streets presented
quite an enlivened appearance last night.
There were a number of Rex's army out,
drilling to the rataplan of the drum.
.... We understand that the Orleans Drama
tic Association will entertain their friends at
their elegant club rooms during the march ot
Momus and his Knights on the evening of
February 2d.
____The Southern Republican Club will
meet to-night, and at the meeting Gen.
Sewell will make a speech. His text will be
the eighth article of the constitution of the
club, and it is understood that it will be
heavy on the offioe-holders of the past and
the present
... .Monday night a meeting was held for
the purpose of organizing a new temperance
association. The principal feature of the as
sociation is to foster temperance in its literal
sense. The following is the form of pledge
which a member present took:
"tom collin's pledge."
"I do solemnly pledge nay honor as a man,
that should I desire to drink any spirituous,
malt or other liquors, the number of drinks
shall not exceed three each day, I reserve
the right to drink claret or ale at meals, but
tbe amount shall by no means exceed one
half bottle."
The following are the names of the officers
of the association: F. A Sianimul, President;
P. T. Eidaba, Vice President; T. W. Snelloc,
Secretary. _
Hngh J. Campbell, Chief Sergeant-at-Arms,
did not put in an appearance in the Senate
Chamber yesterday. He was, however, eta.
tioned in the offioe of the Chief Clerk, and
was surrounded by a large force of metropoli
tans in citizsns' dress.
is not yet over. Last night a detachment of
police took up qnarters in the rooms of the
officers of the Senate, and remained on duty
till daylight
The report of Mr. Aldige, recommending
of several State officers, was generally dis
cussed last night, and various and conflicting
opinions as to the action of the House in
reference to the report were expressed. The
action of the House could not be predicted.
There was a caucus of Conservative members
last night, at which the report was considered,
but no definite action was decided upon. It
is probable that the report will lie over for a
day or two, and the aotion on it then will de
pend entirely upon the report of the House
Conference Committee on
The Conference Committee met yesterday
and adopted the Senate bill, with some
slight amendments, down to the thirty
seventh section.
The thirty-seventh section is the one which
provide! for a Returning Board, and over it
there was considerable discussion and no
agreement The Republicans proposed to
the Conservatives to adopt that section, and
to amend it so as to designate the members
of the Returning Board, and that the board
should be composed as follows:
Benj. F. Flanders, Dr. M. F. Bonzano,
Gen. A. S. Badger, Messrs. A. Dumont, L N.
Marks and Aliain Eustis.
The Conservatives refused to accept the
It is the intention of the Republican Com
mittee to snbmit to the Conservatives to-day
a proposition to the effect that the Conserva
tives shall appoint two men on the Returning
Board, the Republicans two, and that the
Conservatives shall select one name from the
five whioh tha Republicans will submit, as
It is believed that an understanding will be
arrived at to-day.
A dispatch was reoeived last night by a
prominent gentlemen from one of our repre
sentatives in Congress, announcing that the—
to the people of this State—objectionable
feature of Senator West's bill had been
stricken out, and that the New Orleans
Pacifio Railroad had been inserted.
The information will, no doubt, be received
with considerable satisfaction by our people.
The following oircular issued by the Collec
tor of Internal Revenue here, is of inter
est to all tobacco manufacturers, as it recites
an important decision of the Commissioner
relative to the classification of fine-cut:
United States Internal Revenue, 1
Collector's Office, First District, Louisiana, >
New Orleans, Feb. 15, 1876. )
To Dealers and Manufacturers of Fine-cut To
bacco : *
By a late decision of the honorable Com
missioner of Internal Revenue, all tobacco
cut by manufacturers of this city, heretofore
known as natural fine-cut chewing tobacco,
will be considered and classed as fine-cu:
smoking tobacco, and as such can only be
packed and sold in packages of 2, 4, 8 and 16
onnees, and not in balk as formerly. ^
' The trade at large is hereby notified that
from and after Maroh 1, 1876, all such to
bacco, if fonnd in packages other than the
law prescribes, will b9 seized for violation of
the Internal Revenue laws.
John Cocebem,
Collector Internal Revenue, First District, La.
In another oolnmn will be fonnd the an
nouncement that that popular boose, Danzi
ger's, No. 203 Canal street, has jnst opened a
wealth of silks, at prices positively astonish
ing. Read the advertisement.
Advertisements in the Went and Bent column in
the Bulletin, not exceeding one square, inserted
for fifty cents each.
An Interesting Report.
Mr. Jules Aldige, chairman of the conmittee
to examine the books of tbe Auditor and Treas
urer, yesterday submitted the following report to
the Honse :
To the Honorable Speaker and Members cf the
Honse of R-.presentatiees of Louisiana :
Iu compliance witu a resolution adopted by
your houorable body on the —- day of January,
*1876, your committee was appointed to investi
gate the books, papers and youehersof the State
Auditor and Treasurer.
Your committee have, so far, examined the
books and accounts of tue State Treasurer, and
present this report, embracing exclusively the
acts of that official.
The first step taken by your committee was to
ascertain from the Treasurer, his cashier and as
sistants, the details of the office, the management
its affairs, and the laws having special refer
ence to the receipts and disbursements of tbe
fitste funds.
Under the law, the Treasurer can not receive
any Stale funds without an order from the Audi
tor; nor can he pay out any estate money or
moneys without a proper warrant from the Au
ditor. The Auditor's order must specify the
amount to be placed to the credit of each sepa
rate fund; and every warrant must specify to
what account such disbursement is to be charged.
Your committee were informed by the Treas
urer, that his books would be fouud kept in
strict compliance with law, and that all the war
rants, when called for, would be forthcoming.
He stated that the Supreme Gourt, having sus
tained him in his claim to be the fiscal agent
under the Constitution, he had selo .led the
Louisiana National Bank as the depository of the
State funds.
Three distinct and separate accounts are kept
by him in this brnk. The first, known as the
general account ; the second, as the coupon in
terest account of 1874 ; the third, as the coupon
interest account of 1875. All moneys received
are deposited to tbe credit of the general ac
count, but are credited on the books to the ac
count to which they respectively belong ; and
when money is needed to pay the interest
coupons of either year, the amounts necessary to
meet this interest are withdiawn from the gen
eral account and transferred, by deposits, to the
credit of trie interest coupon accounts.
■J he books of the Treasurer, when at first ex
amined, appeared to be correctly kept; your
committee ascertained, however, from Mr. Camp
bell, the book-keeper, that the entries made
upon his books were, simply, from the vouchers
handed to him by the cashier, and that he had
no personal knowledge of the cash transaction of
the office.
In consequence, your oommittee requested the
Treasurer to submit to them his stub check
book, for the purpose of comparing the amounts
charged thereon with the warrants which must
have been issued for the payment of the same,
Our object in checking the stub check book was
to ascertain it the Treasurer bad at any time
drawn ont or disposed of the fitate funds without
the proper vouchers.
Your committee, by this process, discovered
that the foilowmg checks had been drawn by the
Treasurer without warrants :
L Ou Oct. 1, 1874, a check numbered 994,
drawn in favor of W. fi. Burrows for $52 'j 8 96 ; 2.
On Oct. 2, 1874, two checks numbered 997 ana 998,
fur $5006 each, to order of the same W. S. Bur
rows, 110,000 ; 3. On Oct. 5,1874, one check num
bered 1007, to the order of fi. uustnan, for $4000,
making a total of $19,208 96 ; 4. On Oct. 31, 1874,
check numbered 1053 on the stub book, to the
order of J. H. Oglesbv, Fiscal Agent, and charged
on the stub book as being drawn against the in
terest fund, for $10,000; 5. On the same day,
another check numbered 1057 on the stub book,
also drawn in favor of J. H. Oglesby, Fiseal Agent,
against the same fund, tor $25,000; 6. On Jan. 2,
1875, a check drawn in favor of J. H. Oglesby,
Fiscal Agent, against the interest fund, for $10,
489 18.
The evidence elicits the fact that on the same
day a loan of $50,000 was made to J. H. Oglesby,
fiscal agent. The entire amonnt of tbe loan was
evidently drawn from the interest funds of the
fitate; bat iu what manner, it does not appear
from any entries or records in the Treasurer's
office, beyond the above described check.
7. On the 31st of March, 1875, a check, num
bered 309 on the stab book, for $19,203 25.
8. On the same date, check no. 310, for $75,000.
For all the above detailed disbursements,
amounting in the aggregate to $198,417 31, and
drawn irom the interest fund, no warrants were
These disbursements are clearly in violation of
section 7 of act No. 3, of 1874, known as the
Funding bill, and section 870, Revised Statutes.
The attention of the Treasurer being called to
these irregularities, he alleged, in explanation
of the payment of the sum of $19,208 93, repre
sented by checks Nos. 994, 997, 998 and 1007 that
the same were drawn in favor of holders of judi
cial warrants, to that amonnt; but that, on the
following day, discovering that there were no
funds to the credit of these warrants, he had re
quested that the money be refunded, and that his
request had been complied with.
It appears that the moneys were drawn cm the
dates rolloning, to wit: *
Check No. 994, Oct. 1,1874. $5,208 96; check No.
997, Oct. 2, 1874, 15000; check No. 998, Oct. 2,
1874, $5000; check No. 1007, Oct. 6, 1874, $4000,
and no refunding of these $19,203 96 appears on
the Treasurer's slab book before the 25th of Feb
ruary, 1875. If that is the real explanation, then
an illegal disbursement was made, and no entry
was made on the books, and it remained uncov
evered for more than four months afterwards.
An amount of $19,208 35 appears to have been
paid out of the Treasury on the 31st of March,
1875, by a check numbered 309 on the stub book,
and charged to the interest fend of 1875.
'ihis amount was paid back to the Treasury in
the following manner : On March 31, by warrant
No. 4426 foi $5 0, on April 7, by warrant No. 3427
for $500, on April 7, by"warrant No. 3371 for $500,
on April 12, by warrant No. 593 for $625, on April
12, by cash deposited to the cred t of the interest
fund of 1874, $17,083 95, making a total of
$19,208 95.
The explanation given by the Treasurer ot the
entries and counter entries relatmg to this sum
of $19,208 9o are unsatisfactory.
The following checks appear on the slub-book
to have been drawn to the order of J. H. Oglesby,
fiscal agent, and ihargedto the interest fund:
On October 31, 1874, check No. 1053, for $10,000;
on October 31, 1874, check No. 1057, for $25,006.
The Treasurer, wnen called upon to produce the
warrants for the two checks above described was
unable to do so; but he immediately gave to your
committee, representing the same as proper vou
chers, two checks ; rawn by him as Treasurer on
the Louisiana National Bank, both checks being
to the order of J. H. Oglesby, fiscal agent, by him
indorsed in said capacity, and properly cancelled
by the bank. One, a check for $10,000, was dated
Ootooer 24, 1874; one, a check for $25,000, was
dated October 28, 1874.
Thus, in support of a payment of $35 000 on
the 31st of October, 1874, the only voucher pro
duced is the evidence of other payments marie
by him on the 24th and 28tu of the same month.
Your committee have since ascertained from the
Louisiana National Bank that the check for $25,
000 was placed to the debit of the S ate Treasurer
on the 23ihof October, 1874, and that of $10,000
oa the 29th of October, 1874.
In answer to the inquiries of your committee
with regard to this disbursement of $35,000, the
Treasurer submi ted a sworn statement made by
him on the 11th of June, 1875, to L. H. Gardner,
one of th# experts appointed in May, 1875, to
examine the Auditor's books. Th s statement,
which is hereto annexed, and the testimony taken
by your committee during their investigation,
develop the tollowmg facts:
In October, 1874, Gov. Kellogg urged upon the
Treasurer the necessity of using the State funds
for the purpose of paying the police; the fiscal
agent of tfie Police Board, J. H. Oglesby, décho
ie g to advance funds to the extent of thé amount
agreed upon by his contract with the Metropoli
tan Board of Police. A copy of this contract is
hereto annexed for reference.
The Treasurer, at first, refused to comply with
the Governor's request. Subsequently he seems
to have yielded to the representations made to
him by the Governor, of the importance and
absolnte necessity of paying the police force;
also to the strong pressure brought to bear upon
him by the Governor and his friends, to induce
him to consent to the diversion of the public
Thus, in October, 1874, a first advance ot
$35,000, ont of the fitate interest funds, was
made, as evidenced by checks Nos. 1052 and
1067. Further advances, out of tbe same fund,
were made in January, 1875—by cash from safe,
$38,510 82; by check No. 11, $16,489 18. These
two last amounts aggregating $50,000 60.
These advances, made out of the State inter
est funds, were in direct and flagrant violation of
the law.
Following thiir investigation, your committee
ascertained that on the 25th of February, 1875,
an amount of $75,000 was deposited in the Treas
ury to the credit of the general account. Whence
this amount was derived, does not appear, as the
entry is not supported by any voucher or order
from the Auditor's office.
On the 23d of March, 1875, a sum of $20,000 ap
pears to have been paid in the Treasury without
Auditor's order, and your committee were in
formed that this sum was the reimbursement, in
part, of the loan made to J. H. Oglesby, Fis.al
Agent, as above rtlated. Of this amount of
$20,000, $19,800 being a check from J. H. Ogles
by, Fiscal Agent, was deposited in bank to the
credit of general account, and $200 cash retained
in tbe safe. On the 31st of March, 1875, check
No. 310 of tbe stab book, for $75,000, was drawn
in favor of P. F. Herwig, leaving the interest
fond overdrawn $55,000 from the 3lst of March,
1875, to the 12th of April, 1875, on which latter
date $55,000 were paid into the Treasury, without
Auditor's order explanatory of the payment, and
deposited directly to the coupon interest account
of 1875.
No direct loss to the State can be traced from
all these irregularities, and, in fairness to the
Treasurer, your committee beg to state the cash
balance on hand on the 1st of January, 1876, is in
conformity with the books.
The investigation reveals, however, the start
ling fact that the public funds have been tam
pored with by the highest officials of the State.
The evidence shows plainly that a heavy pres
sure was brought to bear upon the Treasurer by
Wm. Pitt Kellogg, Governor of Louisiana ; by
Henry C. Dibble, Assistant Attorney General of
the State, and at that time acting as Attorney
General; by Jacob Hawkins, Judge of the tupe
rior District Court of the parish of Orleans ; by
Alfred Shaw, the attorney for the Metropolitan
Board of Police ; and J. H. Oglesby, the Fiscal
Agent, and that under their combined influence
the Treasurer succumbed.
Bnt although your committee are inclined to
look upon this pressure as palliative to some
extent of the Tieasnrer's conduct, yet they do
not believe that he can plead it in extenuation of
his official acts. Were such a departure from the
dnties of public office countenanced, a danger
ous precedent would be established that would
open the door to violations of the law by un
principled men, who would thus abuse the dis
cretion and power at their pleasure.
Yonr committee, therefore, though satisfied of
the guilt of Antoine Dubuclet, believe he was
handled, as a mere instrument, by the other par
ties, who were ready, if need be, to make him a
soapegoat, and to cast upon him the entire odium
of the transaction.
Your committee have accumulated sufficient
evidence to establish the fact that Antoine Da
bildet, who has thus disposed cf the fitate funds
without warrant of law, is less guilty than
William Pitt Kellogg, the originator of the whole
scheme—han Jacob Hawkins, the Judge of the
Superior District Conrt of Orleans, who used bis
influence to encourage the nefarious deed—than
Henry O. Dibble, the then Acting Attorney Gen
eral, who advised the unlawful act, when he
should have guarded the interests of the fitate—
less guilty than J. H. Oglesbv, the Fiscal Agent
of the Metropolitan Board or Police, and priesi
dent of the hank, the depositary of the fitate
funds, who lent his official aid to a diversion of
funds, of which he was the keeper und» r the
law, and, as it will appear, received a pecuniary
compensation of $6696 67, for interest and com
mission, on a loan made out of State funds by
the State Treasurer.
After a careful examination of the facts of the
case ; after weighing honestly and deliberately
the evidence adduced, tbe majority of your com
mittee have reached the following conclusion :
They are satisfied that Antoine Dubuclet has
violated the law, and that he should be im
peached for the following reasons, to wit :
1. Because he did, in the month of October,
1874, issue without the proper warrants from
the Auditor, and in violation of section 870 of the
Revised Statutes, the following checks against
the fitate funds, to wit :
On 1st Ootober, check numbered 904,
for................................ $5,208 96
On 2d October, two checks, numbered
997 and 998, each for the sum of
$5000.............................. 10,000 00
On 5th October, check nnmbered 1057,
for................................ 4.000 00
Making a total of................$19,208 96
2. Because on 24th and 28th of October, 1874,
he did without proper vouchers from the Auditor,
divert from the interest fund of the State,
the anm of $35,000 in the following manner,
to wit:
On the 24th of October, by check in favor of J.
H Oglesby, fiscal agent, nnmbered 1053, for $10,
000; on the 28tn day of October by check in favor
of same party, numbered 1057, tor $25/ 00, in
violation of section 7 of act No. 3 of 1874, known
as the Funding bill, and of section 870 of the Re
vised Statutes.
3. Because, on the 2d day of January, 1875, J he
again, without proper warraut from the Auditor,
diverted the additional sum of $50,000 from the
interest fund of the State, in the following man
ner, to |wit : By a check, uumbered 11, for $16,
489 18; by cash from the safe for the balance, m
violation of section 7 of act No. 3 of 1874,
known as the Funding bill, and of section 870 of
the Revised Statutes.
The majority of your committee are satisfied
that William Pitt Kel ogg, the Governor of Lou
isiana, has grossly violated the law, and ahonld
be impeached :
Because, by threat, promise and otherwise, he
induced Antoine Dubuclet, the fitate Treasurer,
to divert from tbe interest fand, in October, 1874,
the sum of $35,000, and in January, 1875, the snm
of $50,000, without proper warrants from the Au
ditor, in violation of section 7 of Act No. 3 of 1874,
known as the Funding bill, and section 870 of the
Revised Statutes.
The majority of your committee are satisfied
that Henry C. Dibble has grossly violated the
Because, in dereliction of his duty whilst acting
as Attorney General of the State, in the absence of
the Hon. A. P. Field, the Attorney General, he
advised the fitate Treasurer, Antoine Dubnclet,
to divert from the interest fund of Louisians,
without proper warrant—
In October, 1874, the sum of $35,000;
In January, 1875, the snm of $50,000;
in violation of section 7 of act No. 3, of 1874,
known as the funding bill, and section 870 of the
Revise d Statutes.
And your committee wonld suggest that arti
cles of impeachment be immediately drawn as
the law requires, against Wm. Pitt Kellogg, Gov
ernor of Louisiana, and Antoine Dubuclet, State
Treasurer. That by joint resolution, Henry C.
Dibble, Assistant Attorney General oi the State,
be addressed out of office. That Hon. A. P.
Field, Attorney General, be instructed to insti
tute éliminai proceedings against Alfred fibaw
a-.id J. H. Oglesby, for a violation, as particeps
criminis, of section 7 of act No. 3 of 1874, known
as the funding bill; and that means be devised to
compel J. H. Oglesby to restore to the Metropoli
tan Board of Police the sum of $6696 67, illegally
charged by him as commission and interest on
the loan of $85,000, made by tbe Treasurer, out
of the interest fund of the State, to the Metro
politan Board of police.
Respectfully submitted, by
Jdles Aldige, Chairman.
Felix Yookhies.
Staub asks for a trial, and all who go to see
him are sore to get the latest and cheapest
news. He can be fonnd at Goldthwaite's
bookstore, No. 69 Canal street
New La. Remedy for coughs, etc. Home
proofs—any sworn jury wonld receive them.
Poison lurks in the air of low lying, marshy
localities, new clearings, in the vicinity of sunken
lots, on the outskirts of cities, and in the atmos
phere of tropical regions. Its name is Miasma,
and it produces fever and agne, typhus, yellow
fever, bilious remittent and intermittent fever.
Dwellers in snch unhealthy localities, emigrants
and travelers, should remember this snd procure
that most reliable preventive and remedy fer
malarial diseases, Udolpho Wolfe's Schiedam
Aromatic Schnapps.
Cocktails of Crooked Rye.
Owing to the trial of the Dadenhefer oase
in the United Slates Circuit Conrt, DiBtriot
Attorney Beckwith did not go in with the
Giand Jury to their consnltations Tuesday
morning, Mr. Garley, his es listant, taking
that labor. As there had been no arraign
ments during the opening hours of oonrt, all
interest was centered npon the jury, and
every effort was made to learn of the caseB
before them.
After much labor the reporters succeeded
in securing what they were after and retired.
The first witness called was Mr. Goo. D. Lo
gan, formerly connected with the house ot
Bayly & Pond. Other of the old employee s
of this firm have been summoned to appear
and the plain inference is that the revenue
agents are preparing a charge in that direc
tion. Gen. Brady intimated that they had
been compounders, etc., without a license.
From hints extensively thrown ont, it is
probable that in some of the many anonymons
letters received by Gen. Brady, there has
been communicated considerable valuable in
formation, for the Revenue officials seem to
be in high glee over something. .
In the afternoon the Grand Jury came into
conrt with one indictment, said to be again!t
the firm above named. After presenting the
same the conrt adjourned until to-morrow.
there were qnite a number of rumors aslir
relative to some developments in Mobile in
the whisky line. The agents have discov
ered a certain lot of whisky, the packages of
which have the same serial number on the
stamp, a fact whioh shows that here stamps
have been need more than once.
Collector Mayer of that city was in con
sultation with Gen. Brady last night over the
matter. The report that a dispatch had
been received here during yesterday stating
that Bristow would not be in the Cabinet for
two weeks longer excited much comment,
and many thought that this looked as though
there was about to be a lull in the orusade.
Gen. Brady when interviewed on the subjnot,
unequivocally scouted the idea, and said that
if everything else was even, snoh a step on
the part of the government would be anything
bnt one of policy. He said at this time snoh
a coarse of aotion wonld certainly be inimical
to the party, and he did not believe a word
of it.
at the offioes are being hunted np by font
men, who are engaged in doing nothing else;
bnt as the business Eero in the Weetern
Union and Southern Atlantic lines has been
so great, mnoh time will be oonsumed in
the search.
has been grinted by Attorney General Pierre
pont, and Charles Holstia, Assistant Distriot
Attorney for the Indianapolis district, has
been seleoted on aeoonnt of his thorough
familiarity with all the intricacies of the reve
nue law and the various devices taken to
avoid its penalties.
Preparations for His Arrival. *
Great Activity at the Palace.
Carnival Palace presented a busy scene of
activity yesterday, and the nnmeroos courtiers,,
and pages that thronged the corridors formed
an attractive spectacle to the immense throng
of people who had business with his Majesty's
Mach confusion prevailed in the Chamber
lain's Department in consequence of the fail
ure on tbe part of the Dnkes to give the
accurate address of those whom they desired
should be honored with invitations to His
Majesty's reception.
His Excellency the Chamberlain was mach
inoensed at the neglect. At the war offioe
there was mnoh apparent excitement, and tel
egrams were being received every few mo
It is known to a few in the confidence of
H. M.'s Ministers that four vessels of war of
his Majesty's navy left here for Pensacola a
week since, and although all the officials at
the palace are exceedingly retioent, it is
surmised that H. M.'s fleet is near at hand.
The veteran Warwiok was at his post
thronghont the day issuing orders and direc
tions to his immense army, and hurrying for
ward the military preparations for his Majes
ty's reception. Late in the evening bis Grace,
the Duke of Moyamensing, was sent for to the
palace, and as he has recently returned from
Pensaoola, it is presumed that he brings intel
ligence from the fleet.
Daring the day it was announced that a
special letter had been reoeived from his
Majesty the King, granting to the veteran
CoL Isplanti, of the King's Own, a pension
of one hundred and thirty-two thousand
sondL It is thus that his Majesty always re
wards valor and. honorable service. Long
live the King !
This is ladies' reception day at the ever
popular book and stationery bonanza of R.
G. Eyricb, No. 130 Canal street.
An old lady, who received a telegram the
other day announcing the death of her son,
said she knew better—she guessed she knew
her son's handwriting.
We had the pleasure of meeting yesterday
Mr. J. H. Marley, of the popular firm of Mar
ley, Cook & Co., of New York, manufacturers
of the famous Acme shirts. Daring bis visit
to our city, Mr. Marley will make his head
quarters with Capt B. T. Walshe, 110 Canal
Yon should not stone your neighbor, bnt
you may rock his baby.— Exchange.
Wants and To Rent inserted in the Bulletin for
fifty cents. _
Buy jour buggy and carriage of L. T. Maddux
35 Carondelet street, New Orleans.
" I don't take any stock in savings banks,
and be hanged to them ! " said an indignant
depositor j esterday. " Be hanged to them 7
retorted another; ''you may well say it;
there's a number of 'em suspended already. "
From Washington.
Proceedings in Congress.
Pinchback's Case Again Laid Over.
Improvement of the Mississippi.
The Jetties.
Foreign News.
Foreign and Domestic Markets.
General "News.
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Washington, Feb. 15.—The merchants of
Baltimore petition for the repeal of the bank
rupt law.
The Pensions Appropriations bill whioh
passed tho House was adopted, and, wi{£ un
important amendments, pas ed.
The bill to remove the restrictions on the
sales of pnblio lands in several Southern
States passed. It will go into effect on its
becoming a law. It provides that pnblio
lands affected by the act shall be offered for
sale as soon as practicable, from time to time,
according to the provisions of the existing
law, and shall not be subjeot to private entry
nntil so offered.
The Senate went into executive session and
Confirmations —Staples, postmaster, Ports
mouth. Va.; Billings, postmaster, Victoria,
Texas; Miller, postmaster, Morgan City, La.
Washington, Feb. 15.—Twenty-one hun
dred. and twenty-eight bills and sixty-nine
joint resofh lions have heen introduced during
the present session.
Mr. Jones, of Kentnoky, offered a resolu
tion reciting that the aot of Maroh 18, 1869,
to strengthen the publie credit, and provid
ing for the payment in coiu of the interest on
the five-twenties was v.nualiy a violation of
the varions mots under whioh these bonds
were issued, end at varianoe with the plat
form of the Democratic and Republican par
ties in 1868, and that snoh aet of 1869 was
passed without consideration, and was there
fore repsalable at the will of any subsequent
Congress; that it was unjust, unequal and
oppressive legislation, greatly increasing the
amonnt to be paid by the government and in
uring to the benefit of the bondholder and
capitalists, and to the positive detriment of
the people, therefore resolving that the %pt
of the 18th of Maroh, 1869, be repealed. Re
ferred°to the Banking and Ourrenoy Commit
tee. o
By Mr. o Saylor: That tbe Seoretery of the
Treasury"report the amount of gold owned by
the government available for the resumption
of specie payments. Adopted.
The fortifications bill was reported. It ap
propriates f160,000.
Mr. Tuoktr, from the Committee on Ways
and Means, reported a bill relating to the ex
ecution of custom-honse bunds. The bill
provides that wherever a bond is required of
a firm for payment of customs on goods im
ported for their use, end the bond is executed
by one member of the firm ih the name of
suojt firm, it shall be equally binding on all
members of the firm. After some duousaion
the bill was passed.
Mr. Walker, of Virginia, from the Commit
tee on Education and Labor, reported book
the bill to apply the proceeds of the sales of
publio lands to the education of the people.
Referred to Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Ellis's resolution to make it in order to
move an amendment to tbe Harbor and River
bill, for an appropriation for rebuilding tbe
levees, wasobjeeted to by Mr. Regan; also,
the resolution that the Committee on Levees
should visit the States of Lomsiana and Mis
sippi to inspect the levees, etc., was objected
to by "Mr. Holman, of Indiana, so neither of
the reeolutions are before the Honse.
Mr. Darrall, of Louisiana, offered a resolu
tion instructing the Committee on Public
Lands to inquire whether an extension of
time should be allowed for the completion of
the railroad from New Orleans to Shreveport,
or whether the land grant should be declared
forfeited to the government Adopted.
Washington, Feb. 15.—In the Senate this
morning, after the passage of the pension bill,
there was a widespread consultation between
Morton and Clayton, when the Utter returned
to his seat and moved to take np the land bill,
and the Pinch back ease again went over.
Geo. Morgan, regularly appointed by the
Governor of Alabama to manage the case
against Speneer, read two charges and
seventy-five specifications against him, whioh
were filed with other papers. Morton was
not present The present question before the
oommittee is whether the charges, specifica
tions and evidence warrant an investigation.
Senator Logan is siok, and Mitchell is ab
It is stated Mr. Booth, of California, will
speak in favor of Pinch tfack. His proapeota
are not encouraging.
The Secretary of War transmitted to the
House for the information of the Committee
on Commerce a copy of the report of CoL
Simpson, of the Engineer Cofpa, in bis survey
in connection with the improvements of tbe
Mississippi River between St. Louis and
From this report it appears that three sev
eral systems are suggested as probably effec
tive. The first suggestion is made by persons
living at Cairo and contemplates the construc
tion of a dyke, ao as to force the channel to
the right of Eliza Towhead. This is objeo
tionaue on the grounds that it involves a
radical change which cannot be secured by a
dyke. The seoond place is to protect-the
hanfc by a series of short spur dykes, and the
third is to be the tame by a commuons revet
The experience gained from tbe work at
Sawyer Bend, above St L mis, affords the
means of comparing tbe merits of these sys
tems—two methods of bank protection. Both
having been tasted and both being tmocess
inl, the choice may probably be left to the
consideration of the cost of construction and
repairs, so for as the portion of the bank
above the ordinary mean stage of the river is
concerned. Below the levee ef the mean
stage no dependence is to be placed npon any
work which is not continuous. 0
The length of the bank, the protection of
which is necessary immediately above Cairo,
is 11,500 feet, which wonld cost a total of

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