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VOLUME II— NO. 621.
NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1876. PRICE-FIVE CENTS. WANTS^ WANTS inserted in this column it FIFTY VIIT8 per square. W ANTED—A PLACE BY A YOUNG GIBL to Cook or <lo House Work in a private family. Apply to M. A., Bulletin Office.__ mhl7 It* W ANTED—A MAN WITH CAPITAL—TO join in a first-class fancy grocery, wine and liquor store, for the purpose of extending the bnsi ness. Location uosnrp s-etl. and a good run of cus tom. Addre-s "Grocer," BuJetin'ollice, with full ■mi» and place of In erview. Also, naming amount ef means at command. None others will be answered. mhl7 It* W ANTED—A PARTNER TO FURNISH $500 cash, to procure patents in Eng ai d. France and Belginm, for a very valuable invention. These patents can be sold for a big price at the Centennial Exhibition, one-half int rest in the whole will be (nven for the money. Uuited States patent already granted. Address INVENTOR, Bulletin office, mb 17 lit W ANTED-A WHITE GIRL TO DO HOUSE work and nurse. Apply, with references, at 171 Race street, between, Camp and Magazine. mh!7 H* __ W ANTED—A GOOD COOK, FOR A SMALL fain il c. Apple between 9 and 11 o'clock A. M., at 813 Carondel t street. mh!6 3t W ANTED—A GOOD SIZED SECOND-HAND sole leather TRUNK. Must be in good condi tion and cheap. Address " Trunk," Bulletin office, able tf W ANTED IMMEDIATELY—A YOUNG GIRL (white pref rreilj about fifteen years of age, to de house-work for a small family. Apply co rer of Toulouse and Royal streets, above Moreau's store. mhlC tf W ANTED—OCCUPANTS FOR WELL FUR nished rooms, in a house cen'rally and agree ably located. One is a front room with gallery, and there are two others adjoining. Price model ate. Private family. Apply at 73 Kampsrt. street mhotf W ANTED-$1000 FOR SIX l Y OR NINETY Days, on ample personal security and liberal in torest. Address Z. A., New Orleans Pust-Offioe. F30 litaw tf _ T WO CHARMING LITTLE COTTAGES wanted lo rent—Tbe one with three and the other with four fine rooms at d unusual conveniences übr those who choose to do their own housework. Both houses have nice flower gardens in front and good yards ia the rear. To these who are able and willing to pay their rent in advance, to the amount of $16 per mouth, are invite:! to take the Common or Girod street cars, which pass every live minutes, and look in at No •. 90 and 94 Bolivar street, near Com mon, mid apply to E. WOOD PERRY, at 96 Bolivar atroet. Flu eod tf W ANTED—PURCHASERS FOR EGbS FROM the following varieties of chickens: Partridge Cdehin, $3 per dozen; Buff Cochin. $3 per dozen; White Leghorn, $2 5u per dozen. The a'ove chick mm hare been selected witn a view of having the most portées birds and for their egg producing qualities. For particulars, address P. C., Bulletin d28 tf W ANTED—$5000 ADDITIONAL CAPITAL IN a first-class business, already established. Oue tbird interest given and no services required. Cor L-wntondence solicited. Address Drawer O, Post Office._ F20 eod tf W " ANTED—Some three or lour nice Families can be accommodated with fins Furnished Rooms MMi the best of Board at 149 St. Charles street, nearly Opposite Lafayette Square Also seme twenty-five «C thirty day Boarders will be taken at four dollars oar week, payable in advance. This is a great redac tion from former prices. The house is first-class, Bacon d to noue in tbe city. None need apply but the hast of people. Remember 14!) St. Charles street. ■5 t.V* W ANTED—A private tamiiy residing at No. 8 St. Peter street, fronting on Jackson Square, dtooire to reut two front rooms to gentlemen, or gen tlemen and their wives, with or without board. uttf JUmi _ L T. MADDUX, 35 Carondolet street, deal or in car tiagos-____ my 14 W ANTED—5t),oo3 Ladies and Gentlemen to cal an.! examine tbe latedt novelty out, called the "JAPANESE CHILD'S CARRIAGE AND CRA DUC," en exhibition and for sale by L. T. HAD DUX'. 35 Carpridolet street. _ an29 tf SPECIAL. NOTICES. The Annual Commencement of the Medical Deportment of the University of Louisiana w.ll be held at Grünewald Hall, on FRIDAY, the 17th inet., at 13 M. The pnb'ic are invited to attend. nah 17 It* T. G. RICHARDSON. M. D. Dean. Strata Engines on Canal Street—All own ers of property on Cana, street i nd all persons in terested against the running of steam engines on Oaual street f on Metairie Road to St. Charles street, are reqnested to me.t at Hawkins's Saloon, on -Common street betw ea Carondelet and Baronne, «■SATURDAY, the lJth March, at 7 o'clock A. M. mk(7 9s Louis ana Division A. N. V.— Regular monthly meeting SATURDAY, March JH, 1876, at 714 P. M., at Washington Artillery Armory, No. 9 Perdido street. JOHN H. MURRAY, Recording Secretary. Address all communications to P. O. Box 1695. mb 17 2t Notice to Planters—Being in receipt of ad wiees from Pittsburg of consignments of lOAL now «B route, we are prepared to fill orners for Pittsburg Coal for Plantations or Coast, in quantities to suit, at the lowest market rale , and would advise our friends to send in their o ders without delay. ! tr I '.r ml5 6t C. A. MILTENBERGER & CO , __68 Camp street. Mire of New Orleans City Railroad Com pany, No. 124 Csn'.l street, New Orleans, March 8. 1876.—At a mooting of the Board of Directors, held this day, a dividend of Tnroe Dollars per share on the paid up capitd was declared, payable to the .Stockholders on and after MONDAY, April 3, 1876. AU new stock being paid in lull, on or before the 15th instant, will participate in above dividend. Tiansfer Books will he closed for ten days previous to April 3. mhlO tap3_ U. C. LEWIS, Secietiry, Office of the V. O. Gas Light Company, March 10, 1876 - A final dividend of Five Dollars -gier share will be paid to the holders of 'he old stock rif this Com any, on and after MONDAY, April 3, in full liquidation of the remaining assets transferred sto the consolidated company. The transfer books will be closed March 27 to transfer of old stock and from and sit -r April 3 no -distinction wiU be made in transfers between new iand old shares. By order of the Board of Directors. mb HI lm V. VALLOIS, Secretary. Special Notice.—We w nh to Notify our <Xty and Country Friends that we employ neither OnveRng agent nor drummer and that no one is or has »ever been interested in our business. All our goods are so J d r* ctly from «nr store. All »athées are chaap and worthless imitations. C. DUHAMEL, Optician. mhlO 7t__111 Ca nal s treet. The Centennial -Th«'« desirons of contrib -rating articles for exhibition in the Women's Depart lonmtoftli Centennial Exposition will please make .application at an early date to MRS. M. C. LUDELING, New Orleans, Umber of Women's Centennial Executive Commit tee for Louisiana. mh8 tf Office Levee Hteam Cotton Press Company .'CTCarond riet street.—New Orleans, March 2 1876.— At a meeting of the Board of Directors held this day, Hdividend of FIVE DOLLARS PER SHARE was - HaoUred, payable to the Stockholders on and after the 10th instant, between the hours of 12 and 2 o'clock p. M. WM. S. E. SEVEY, Secretary. mh3 15t Office d escent Saw Mill Association of New Orleans—New Orie.um. February 29th, 1876—The Stockholders of this Association are hereby nctifi-d that a general meeting of sail Stockholder-swill he ri'teld at the Office of the Association, foot of Gen. Taylor street, on WEDNESDAY, March 29 h. 1876. - at 10 o'clocs A. M., for the purpose of voting ior or ; the dissolution of said Association,and to elect urainst throe Ci ___Commissioners to liquidité its affairs. if. B —The box for vot ing wtil fie open from 10 »«'clock A. M. to 2 o'clock P. M. Bv order ot the Board of Dire : tors, Ï 23 1 hi* E. NICOLLE, Secret try. Hsocial Notice ta Bayi a Bartholomew, O'Arbonne and Saline River Shippers—No through 1 361 1 » of lading will be signed or recognized unless rained by the President or Agents of the Ouachita fiver Transportation Company, and freights shipped ran ««tsii« Intel n will be charged local rates. F A. BLANKS, President Onachita River Trans. Co, E. B. CRYJCK, MU tf Proaident Ouachita Tributary Nav. Co. ON DIT. ____The Washington Artillery attended the St. Charles Theater last night in a body. ....Nothing doing at the City Hill. The various departments were all bat deserted. ... .The work of choosing the jarors for the crooked whisky and cotton cases is progress ing. ....The Tiro al Bersaglio will parade on Sunday—S- Joseph's Day—in celebration of the day and in honor of Garibaldi. ... .The Governor has not yet acted on the petition of the Bepablicans of the Eleventh Ward, regarding D. Urban, assessor. ____The book agent has arrived and we have received a visit from him. We trust unprotected females and orphan asylums will take notice. ____Excursions to the Lake are already in vogue, and the coming season gives promise of being one of th9 gayest Old Like Pont chartrain has seen ia a very long time. .... Calliope street from Carondelet street to the J ickson Railroad is stiU impassable. How would it do to pull up the planks that make the road and fill it with dirt and ballast? ____With this pleasant weather our boat men have, like swallows in the spring, come out from their hiding places, and now the waters near the city are alive with our aquatic sportsmen. ... .The secretaries of the different societies which will parade on St. Patrick's Day, would save themselves and the reporters considera ble trouble, it they would have prepared a written list of their officers for each paper. ....New Orleans seems to he a regular haven for thieves. The Governor has received within the last week no less than four requi sitions from Governors of other States for criminals. None of them, however, have been oaptured. ____The city authorities should insist on the Police Board stationing men in the rear of the city to point out the location of the oil lamps. Several persons have been injured recently by rnnning against tbe posts on dark nights. The authorities might also econo mize in a small way by discharging the lamp lighter. ____It is reported that there is a requisition in this city from the Governor of Texas for the man Ward, who shot at Mr. Thos. Deve reaux. Ward is wanted in Texas for murder. Ward is wanted here for a hanging offense, and he sbonld be held. He is almost entirely reoovered from his injuries, and there is can siderable speculation as to why he has not been sent from the Charity Hospital to the Parish Prison._ ST. PA TEIQK' 3 DAY. Through the misty vapors of years agone, through the heavy clouds of centuries past, there still gleams a light to every Irishman's heart, speaking of the glories and traditional heroism of his race. Though years npon years have been accumulating like the strata of the carboniferous age, there still stands out, in a relief as bold and honored as it is deserved, the name of Succath, the patron Saint of Ire. land. From the bubbling waters of the Ganges, where the Irish soldier paces his watch in English ranks, to the mazy forests of the Amazon, there is not a heart belonging to the dear " ould Isle," but what does not beat the quicker as skirmishing beams of day light announoe that another anniversary of Sc. Patrick's birth has arrived. Aoross the waste of waters, over the snow capped Andes and Himalayas there is wafted a blessing from every Hibernian heart upon the Emerald Land from whence their gen erosity and ohivalry first drew the mother's milk. Visions of fields aglow with the verdant shamrock, of tranquil lakes, coronet jewels set in a oast of green, rise up, and, be it cot tager or commercial prince, the sweet recol lection of tbe motherland comes back, and St. Patrick's Day is a new Christmas to every son of the "Ould Dart.'' It is not for as here to speak of the quali ties of those noblemen of nature from Erin. At one time there was not a cabinet in Europe but had for its guiding spirit an Irishman, and history has hardly a page upon which is not written the record of that island's pres tigg in art, diplomacy end war. St. Patrick's history is not yet completely relieved from doubts ss to the place of his birth and nativity, but it is known that, sent by the Pope ander the name of Patrieiu3, in the fourth oentury, he entered Ireland, then burdened beneath the weight of Paganism from cliff to lake, and as a simple missionary, he breathed into fullness the spark of Chris tianity he carried with him, and before he died, the country throughout became wor shipers at the 3hrine of the Host cf Hosts. A thorough theologian, eloquent orator, impas sioned divine, he soon wrought almost mirao ulous conversions upon the Pagan Kings and Princes of the country, and departed hailed as its savior. Every nationality has its festal day, every country its hero, but none turn with a deeper affection or exhibit a warmer love than does the Irishman to the return of that day of days in his calendar—St. Patrick's Day. Bargains —White biilliantine at 12} c. at Braselman <fc Adams's great clearance sale, cor ner Magazine and St. Andrew streets. Tne New York Sun silences the chatter of the Radio tl organs about the Democrats run ning off Marsh, with an able editorial in its issue of March 13, from which we extract the followir g paragraph: The truth of this matter can not be loDg concealed, and when it shines out there wili be but one opinion as to the reason for Marsh's flight The President, the Attorney General, and everbody at Washington knew of bi 3 departure within an hoar or two by the telegraph, and he could have Lean easily stopped long before reaching the frontier, had there been any such desire. And since this discussion began, he could have been brought back and used again as a witness by a simple protection from the President But Marsh is the last man that Grant Blaine, and the Republican leaden want to see at Wash ington. POLITICAL TALK. AT THE STATE HOUSE then is absolutely nothing staring in politios, and very little outside is transpiring. The old orowd of office-seekers still congre gate in the ante-room of the Governor's office, and a few favored politicians still con tinue to gather in the office itself. The Governor has changed his office hoars, and has no fixed time for arrival or departure, and, in oonsequenoe, among the office-seekers and persons who really have business there is much dissatisfaction, and considerable grum bling. Addressed to the Governor, there was re ceived at the Executive office a letter ad dressed from the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Milwaukee, Wis., and signed by J. H. Stearns, formerly surgeon in the United States army, asking the co operation of the Governor in a movement to establish a home for "TOTALLY DISABLED" CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS. The writer thinks that on the proper steps being taken in concert by all the Southern States Congress could be induoed to donate 640 Acres of land in Florida, on which one thou sand disabled soldiers coaid be located. He suggests the cottage plan, whereby eaoh man would actually have a home. The Governor has appointed John Brnder nagsl Custodian of Notarial Records for the parish of Orleans. Warmoth is looming np again in politics, and is laying his plans to get possession of the Gubernatorial chair. THE PARADE TO-DAY. As in past years, Ireland's day and the day of Ireland's patron saint—St. Patrick—will be celebrated and made memorable by a grand parade of the Ancient Order of Hiber nians, the d.ffjrent branches of the Hibernian Benevolent Association and other Catholic societies. For some time past the various associations have been making preparations for the event, and the resalt can be predicted. St. Patrick's Day is the greatest day in all the year to the true Irishman, and there is no donbt that in line there will appear every member of every sooiety, nor that the parade will be a large and a fine one. THE FUNDING BOARD. State of Louisiana, Auditor's Office, ) New (Means, March 16, 1876. J To the Editor of the Bulletin: Dear Sir —Iu your issue of this date it is erroneously reported that the Board of Liqui dation in session yesterday acted favorably on bonds held by Mr. E. Harris, issued ander act No. 108 of 1868 (North Louisiana and Texas Railroad Company). Nor is the total amount of obligations landed, as stated in yonr paper, correct. The accompanying list comprises a true and correct abstract oi bonds and war rants passed npon by tbe Board on yesterday, whereupon please correct your report and oblige. Respectfully, G. B. Johnson, Auditor. LIST OF OBLIGATIONS FUNDED BY BOARD OF LI QUIDATION, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1876. J. B. Lifitte & Co.................... $115 46 A. Luria, Cashier.................... -20,340 00 ........................ 14,130 00 J. B. Manning....................... 5,386 i 0 Lesassier & Binder................... 4,000 00 E. J. Forstall & Sons................. 11,350 00 ................... 42,553 33 ................... 157,013 23 ................... 11,856 66 .................. 102 00 .................. 390 00 .................. 744 00 .. ................ 90 20 J. Chalaron .......................... 11,126 66 ............................ 40,400 00 ............................ 40,400 00 C. F. Hoffman....................... 10,100 00 ......................... 7,070 00 T. H. Hunt.......................... 30,800 00 Kremmelberg, Schaffer A Co......... 2,080 00 J. Mathers, Jr........................ 5,120 00 2 023 33 J. Newman & Bro........ 560 00 E. E. Norton........................ 100 96 E. Kuner............................ 400 00 J. Mathers, Jr....................... 242 26 J. Hernandez........................ 8,278 40 Total. .......................... .$425,772 59 How Mrs. Belknap and her 1 ady Friends Went Yachting on a Man-of-War. In July last Mrs. Belknap, wife of the then Secretary of War, arranged a yachting excur sion for some of her society friends. The only tronble was about a yacht. The Secre tary did not number one among his posses sions, not having had an opportnnity to ob tain one from bis bribe givers; and it would not be exactly the tning tor a Cabinet lady to sail in a hired vessel, or even in a chartered steamer. Besides, the expenses would be a serious consideration to a family that was struggling along on $8000 a year. In this dilemma, Mrs. Belknap sought coun sel of that pure and virtuous official, Secor Robeson, and intimated to him that the loan of a government vessel wonld lend eclat to her proposed voyage. Robeson promptly placed at her disposal the United States steam frigate Powhatan. The pleasure party, con sisting of Mrs. Belknap, her child and nurse, seven lady friends, and a War Department clerk as her escort and messenger, embarked on board the Powhatan at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on July 27ih, 1875. The frigate proceeded first to New London, Connecticut, where the party remained for ten days, and where Mrs. Belknap excited great admiration both by her style and her flirtations. She then visited Newport, then Narragansett Pier, then steamed back to New York again, and up the Hudson to West Point, where a stay of several days was made. At this point tho Powhatan, which is one of the largest and most effective ships in the navy, was recalled by the department and or dered to prepare lor aotive duty in the waters of Hayti, where trouble was then anticipated, growing cat of the official misconduct of an other of Grant's proteges. Bat, notwithstanding the ship was under positive sailing orders, Mrs. Belknap was un willing to end her pleasure trip so abruptly. She posted off to Washington, saw Secor Robeson and actually prevailed upon him to countermand the Powhatan's sailing orders. The Swatara was consequently substituted and dispatched to the West Indies, while the Powhatan remained at Mrs. Belknap's com mands. The Powhatan is one of the most powerful cruisers of our poatoavy. Her running ex penses are not MVthan $18,000 a month. Yet, Secor Robeson and Mrs. Belknap man aged to keep her out of service when she was ieally wanted, and to transform her into an excursion barge for a party of women and children. Bny your buggy and carriage of L. T. Maddux 35 Carondelet street, New Orleans. Wants and To Bent inserted in^H Bulletin for fifty oenta. WAY DOWN IN THE LAND OF COTTON. The Grand Jury in Dixie. The Gilpers Case. The preoincts of the Custom-House did not present Thursday morning as animated an appearance as was anticipated. At 1J o'clock the Grand Jury was marshaled to their rooms and they listened to the testimony of Gen. A. L. Lee, who was in charge of some cavalry in this section,when the alleged cotton was taken by the United States troops. Gilpers, the witness that was assaulted in the.Custom-House, did not report, and oould not be found, rumor having it that he has vamosed the ranch and started for his native hills in Germany. His wife, however, is here, and was seen by a deputy marshal yesterday, to whom she stated that when she was going oat of court yesterday she* was met by a man who told her that if her husband came down to conrt to testify he wonld get more than a common whipping, if he was not murdered outright. This statement so terrified the conple that the hnsband can not be found, and the wife is afraid to appear fa the Custom-Honse. On the other hand, it is said Gilpers was a blackmailer, and wanted money to testify. His appearance wonld not seem to justify such an opinion, for he is a pleasant faced, light complexioned German, uneducated and sim ple. The government officers are hard at work sifting the whole business, and the Grand Jnry will have all the facts laid before them. Gilpers, it seems, once ran an illicit dis tillery, and was caught, and afterwards -he was employed by Ferenbach, it is said. He claims to know considerable about the crooked business, bnt said he would not tell anything to injure a friend. He has the satisfaction of knowing one thing, however, and that is, that he has produced a commotion around the Castom Hoase. In the afternoon the Grand Jury were bnsy over the Gilpers case, who it seems was found at las*. After a long consultation sev eral true bills were found, amongst which were a number of old whisky men. The 6tir about the jury's chambers was unusual, and there was considerable excitement as to what wonld be the outcome of the Gilpers oase. It is said one of the witnesses before the Grand Jury was a new arrival from Indiana, who for some years past has been engaged in the distillery business there. THE LUDELING RAILROAD CASE. The Old Sore Still Unhealed. The long litigated and severely contested chancery case of Henry R. Jackson vs. the Vicksburg and Shreveport Railroad and Jas.H. Ludeling came np on Thursday morning be fore Judge Woods, in the United States Cir cuit Conrt, to a bill for a decree npon the Master's report of the present condition of the assets. From the array of counsel the legal battle might well be called a battle of the giants. Hon. John A. Campbell, Wm. H. Hunt, Esq., Judge Spcffyrd and John Ray, E-iq., met in argument, and the ease was still going on when our report closed. Some time ago under the final decree of the Suprem^ Conrt a reoeiver was appointed who was charged to make an account of the status of theyoad and its liabilities and assets. On this report the arguments are now going on. _ After long and elaborate arguments from Hon. Jnp. A* Campbell and Jadge H. M. Spofford for éomplainants and Wm. H. Hunt, E .q. and Mr. Riy, Esq., for defendants, the conrt took the matter under advisement. Why will people dose themselves with terrible alkaloids like quinine, which is a most dangerous drug, and at the best affords only a respite in cases of chills and fever, when there is a harm less, effectual and speedy remedy which totally eradicates any complaint of an Intermittent or remittent character. And why do they not an ticipate snch diseases by protecting themselves against the malarial poison with such an antidote and preventive as Udolpho Wolfe's Schiedam Aromatic Sc hnapps. _ Yesterday was spring opening day at tbe well-known establishment of Mrs. F. R. Htr don, 29 Chartres street, where for hoars on hours the breezes of spring were outrivaled by tbe enraptured exclamations of tbe ladies who thronged the extensive and very, attract ive show-rooms. Jaunty Leghorn floretts, dashing Cinderellas, exquisite enough to grat ify the taste of prince or deoorate the head of princess; sylphs, and dozens of other equally desirable and becoming styles were fitted on, a proved and ordered home, "just as sson as possible." Than snch a profusion and variety of flowers of every hue, as perfect in make and choioe and varied in coloring as the nat ural children of fair Flora. Lace scarfs, col lars and caffs, fans, and an endless* assort ment of osirich plumes, fea'hers and tips added much to the beauty of the display, and reoeived their share of notice, as did children's hats and capotes, and exquisite mourning bonnets and other goods. ■ i.......- 1 - If Mr. Blaine is as shrewd as he claims to be, he will be less demonstrative in future, and cease playing tricks on the House in order to draw off attention from the rascalities of his party. The people understand* per fectly why all this dust has been raised, and know who has stamped the floor and made the most noise, like Chinese warriors, to divert the public mind from a spectacle cf disgusting corrup ion. Tnis is only the beginning of the end. The administration is rotten in all its parts, but it is not a particle more unclean than varions B -publican leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives, whose past transactions are well known and whose venality is notorious. There has b«en a Bel knap bomb. Before long there may be a Blaine bomb. A word to the wise ought to be sufficient Let the ex-Speaker try and be patient for a time.— N. T. Sun. PROBABLE MURDER. A Gentleman Stabbed and Mor tally Wounded in Algiers by a Negro Ruffian. Escape of the Mnrderer. Between the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock last night * difficulty occurred at the grocery store of Mr. John Mulheim, on the levee, foot of Aleix streets, between the proprietor and a orowd of negro ruffians named Frank Taylor, 'Jake McDonald, Jaok Anderson and Edward Levy. One of the men named Jaok Anderson was playing on the gallery with a woman and creating a violent noise, when Mr. Mnlheim came oat and ordered them to dis perse. This they refused to do, and Ander son commenced to abase Mr. Malheim in front of the door. Mr. William McGee came along at the time, and seeing that several men that were employed in the coal yard where he worked were taking part in the difficulty, stopped and ordered them to disperse. Anderson walked up to him and said that he had better mind his own business, and eursed Mr. McGee, who stinokjhim in the face. Ander son then stepped back, drew a Bowie knife out of his pocket and closed in on Mr. McGee, and they both rolled down the bank. When they got to the bottom Apderson was on top, and, holding his victim down, plunged the weapon into the front of his shoulder three times, and once in his back as he attempted to extrioate himself, one of the wounds pene trating the right lung. As soon as Anderson realized £he damage he bad done, he left the unfortunate man and made good his escape. Edward Levy and Jake McDonald were ar rested last night charged with being aoeessO' ries before and after the fast to the stabbing and mortally wounding Mr. McGee. Our reporter interviewed them at the sta tion, and obtained from them the following statement: We were on the gallery of Mr. Mulbeim's grocery store on the levee, when Anderson, the man that did the stabbing, commenced fooling with a woman. We were all laughing, and the proprietor oame oat and said that he could not stand the noise, and ordered us to leave the gallery. Anderson spoke up and Baid that he wonld not go and was quarreling, when Mr. MoGee stopped, and Anderson came np to where he was standing on the bank and passed some remark, wheaaupon Mr. McGee si ruck him in the face. Anderson drew his knife and they both clinched, and rolled down the bank; when they got to the bottom we saw Anderson s'abbing McGee; we don't know how many times he was stabbed. Jake McDonald states farther that some oue called on him to arrest Anderson and hold him, but before he got there Anderson walked off. The wounded man .was conveyed to his residenoe on Aleix street, between Bonn y and Powder, and attended by Dr. Scott, who pronounced his wonnds mortal. A NOTORIOUS THIEF. He Steals and Carries Away a Rarrel of Dexter Whisky in Rroad Daylight. About half-past 7 o'clock, on the morning of the 9th instant, one of the clerks employed in the store of Mr. F. Garraher, corner of Magazine and St Joseph streets, after open ing the store rolled several barrels of Dexter whisky out of the passage way on to the banquette, and in a few moments afterwards discovered that some one had carried off a barrel of whisky. Mr. Garraher could not understand how the thief managed to move it away, as it was broad daylight and hundreds of people pass ing on their way to market He immediately repaired to the office of the Chief of Deteo tives, and the matter was placed in Ute hands of Duteotives Gain and Roxborough, who went to work, and on investigating the mat ter reoeived information that one Reuben Baker, a notorious thief and confidence man, wob at the above-named corner on the morn ing in question, and was Been rolling a barrel of Dexter whisky around the corner on St, Joseph street, where he placed it an express wagon, which moved off in the direotion of the river. Tbe officers fonnd the driver of the wagon, and he stated that a mao, giving Reuben's description, had hired him to haul a barrel of whisky from the corner of St. Joseph and Magazine streets, and he willingly went with them to the place where he hsd delivered the whisky. The proprietor stated that the man must have made a mistake, that he never re oeived any whisky from the driver, who states that he is positive that he delivered it to him. Renben was looked for for stvara) days, and was at last ran down on the levee, bead of Poydras street, and lodged in the Central Sta tion .by the two officers, oharged with the larceny of a barrel of whisky, valued at $45. Mr. Garraher states (hat his employees were in the habit of lAving the whisky on the sidewalk during the day and morning and moving it into the store early in the evening, and the supposition is that Reuben had been watching the plkce and stole the whisky at the first opportunity that offjred itself, which was on the morning in question, .shortly after the store bad been opened. Baker him served severalJiirm.i in the Penitentiary. Daniel Drew, tbe Wall street veteran, bas filed a petition in bankruptcy. . His liabilities are in tt)e neighborhood of $1,500,000, abont $650,000 of which are unsecured. The bal anoe ia secured by mortgages on his farms. Mr. Drew has been operating in Wall street for thirty y ears. _ Pfnch says that his defeat will give Louisi ana to the Democrats. We hope it may.— Petersburg Daily News. BY TELEGRAPH. From Washington. Proceedings in Congress. Démocratie and Republican Caucuses. More Evidence Against Belknap«, Foreign News. Fearful Storm in England and. . Belgium. Terrible Inundations in France. General News. Death of the Wife of Ex-Senatoe* Carl Schurz. Foreign and Domestic Markets. Etc., Etc., Etc. FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. TDK SENATE. Washington, March 16.—A resolution was introduced and plaoed on the calendar pro viding that the proceedings and debates shaU appear in the Record as delivered, grammatL oai errors excepted. A resolution was adopted requesting tha Secretrry ot the Treasury to furnish tbe Sen ate a statement of the annual prodnot of gold and silver in the United States from 1845 to 1875 inolusive; also the amount of gold and silver in other parts of the world for the same years, and an estimate of the gold and silvan now in the United Statee. The reoently published statement that tha Administration was attempting to defeat tha House bill] for the protection of witnesses was denied by Messrs. Edmunds, Thurman and others. The bill regulating the counting of that electoral vote was disenssed. There was a long discussion on the bill appro priating for the defioiency in the Bureau of Eo graving and Printing, and to provide silver circulation, but no action. THE BOUSE. Washington, M&roh 16.— The sub-oommtt tee on ventilating the House reported it waa impossible to force into the house a suffi oient supply of fresh air for 600 persons, and with it a resolution to exclude from the galleries all persons except those who have the privi lege of reports, and the diplomatic galleries, and snch as may be admitted on cards of members. A debate sprung up, Mr. Harrison, of IUi nios, advocating the resolution on the ground that the gentlemen's gallery was daily crowded with idlers, and that the members of the House were being poisoned by foul sir; and Mr. Conyer, of Miobigan. opposing it as proposing to draw a line between daises of the American people. In the course of the discussion Mr. Blainf remarked that from some cause or other tba air of the hall had never been so bad as this year, and Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, asserted it ns worse than the air of an emigrant ship. Mr. Hoar, of Massachusetts, remarked ha had come here eight years ago, tbe yonngest .member of hia delegation; in that period seven members Of the delegation had died. The report was recommitted. A resolution to restore an elective govern ment to the Distriot of Columbia was offend and referred. The Committee of Ways and Means to-day decided, by a strict /arty vote, to take np Mr. Morrison's tariff Bill fof consideration. All the Republican »embers of the oommittM oppose it on tbe gtoond that the tariffauee tion should not be agitated and reopen«! Several Democrats who voted to take op the bill stated they did not intend thereinto pledge themselves to do anything more than allow it to be ocosidered. Mr. Wood w»« absent by reason of sickness; but sent jtikd that if present he wonld oppose tahpi np the bilL WASHING I ON AUTES. Washington, March 16.—The Démocratie oauouA after voting on. numerous proposi tion* adopted tbe Payne hill by a large ma jority at midnight A. H. Ransom,- formerly Secretary of the Kentucky Central Railroad Company, testi fied before Mr. Clyiner'a Committee to-day that in the spring of 1865 he made an effort, to collect the claim whioh was subsequently paid Mr. Pendleton. By an arrangement with the oompany ha was to receive twenty-five per cent, but after much labor and a sojonrn in Washington for threejnonths, he went home without haring effected a settlement. Mr. Pendleton, how ever, succeeded iu collecting the claim in June, 1871, after an agreement or contract with those interested in it. When Mr. Pen dleton returned to Cincinnati he gave Ran som $10,500 on account of the latter's former connection with the claim. Tbe Republican Senators held a caucus this morning for the purpose of determining a policy in regard to the sweeping redactions contemplated by the House of Representa tives in the annoal appropriation bills. No conclu -ion was reachea. The subject will be farther discussed to morrow. A sub-committee of the Judiciary Commit tee have been three days taking testimony in regard to the payment of $3000 for a West Point cadetship to which a young man named Beardslee was appointed in March, 1875, by Mr. Hays, of Alabama. Prof. Etie Charlier, who keeps a large pri vate school in the neighborhood of Central Park,*Now York, detailed to the committee, ander a pressure of a very close examination, (he steps which he had taken in the interest of this pupil of bis to procure his admission to West Point He finally applied to an at torney in this oity, named Lilly, who agreed to lnrnish the appointment for $3000, with the condition that the boy should make a residence in the distriot in Alabama, from which he waa to be appointed. This was to be effected by a sojourn of sixty days in Tusoaloosa. Tbe appointment was made, the $3000 paid Lilly by Charlier, and the boy and hie mother spent two months in Tusoaloosa. Lilly admitted all the main foots, bnt denied positively that Hays had participated m the lee. He bad been on inti matc terms with Hays, who had previously^ f [oo m re ap ca law raosbl *