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brought tdvtbe United State, where tbey will be carefully examined by Dr. Wood ward, of theXunlted States army, tbe most skillful ex pern in pathological anatomy ia this country. HHwill present a special report on this subiert - i The prellminarr report of the commission will ba submitted to Con gress at its roetfting. The final report wil be prepared auring tne wincer. In a desuitorv conversation .which con cluded tbe interview. Dr. Chaille referred to some of the conditions which militated against the beaiph of Havana 4 he poroas coral foun datum - which readily absorbs moisture, the rack:' of elevation in the dwell ing houses, tbe defective privy and sewage system, - being among some of the morbific) causes enumerated. These remarks are part ly appucaoie xo a ew orieans. The microscopical lnvesu rations com menced In Cuba will be continued in this country ' br. memliers - of the - commission with n view ef determining the' exact .value of the results obtained in Cuba. It is possi ' ble that Dr. Sternberg wiil be detailed for lue purpose. ... . , M ' METEOROLOGICAL. : - ' The signal officer at this station reports as louows: - .s .. . - - ,.' - - - " Highest emperature in New Orleans on Monday 67 degrees, and the lowest on Monday night 47. At 11 A. M - , Tuesday, tne tnermomerer stooa at - 6i j. The temperature is slightly higher in Texas. A heavy frost was reported at Memphis on inesaay morning. The following extracts from the weather summary for lasr week shows change in the rivers ana a smau ram iaii : Bainfall. The rainfall for the past week averages about aa follows in the various districts r Canadian Maritime Provinces, 0.70 inch ; St. Lawrence Valley, 0.95 ; Lower Lake region, 6.15 ; Upper Lake, region, 0.45 ; New England, u.m ; xaidoje aii anno eiaies. n.ws ; outn Atlantic States, 1.80: Eastern Gulf States. 1.55 : Western Gulf States. 0.15; Ohio Valley and Tennessee, 0.05 ; Upper Mississippi Vallpy, 0.02 ; Lower Misoui i Valley, 0.02 : Red River of tbe North alley. 0.05 ; Eastern Rocky Mountain slope, from Dakota to interior of Texas, trace; Rncky Mountains. 0.03; Plateau Districts. 0.C0; California. 0.00 : coast of Oregon and Washington Territory, 0.05. Rivers. Daring the past week the rivers have in general continued quite low. and - have changed but little. The Mississi ppi has risen about 1 foot at Cairo, Memphis and Vicks - bnrg. ana tne on 10 is incnes at Cincinnati and Louisville. : The Tennessee has fallen 3 feet at Chattanooga and the Savannah 4 and a & feet at Augusta. MEETING OF THE BAR. The Ealogy of Thowms Vhartoa Coll ens, Deflvered by IIs Paol E. Theard. j - This morning the members of the bar met In the Sixth Distriet Court for tbe purpose of expressing their sen iments of esteem and respect toward Judge T. Wharten Col lens, deceased. Judge Rightor, presided." He invited Judge Paul . Theard, as an ancient colleague ef Judge Co liens, to address the assembly. ; Thereupon, " Judge The and rose with vittitle emotion and made .the following remarks : J - - - - . Tour Honor and Brother J - atcyers Although I am fully aware that there are many among yon who might discharge the task with much greater ability than myself, nevertheless, because the good man whoso death we deplore was ny personal friend, and a colleague of mine on the bench, I deem it my doty t answer tbe call of Judge Rightor. I therefore rise to pronounce the eulogy of Hon. T. Wharton Ooliens Thomas Wart on Collens, first of the name,! was a lieutenant in tbe English army. He came to this country In 1767, and settled iu Philadelphia. There he married Miss Mary1 H In ton, the daughter of John Hinton, Esq., who was a captain in the English navy. From this marriage several children were born, among whom one named John Whar - i ton. ; 1 At the age of eighteen, John Wharton Collens left the home of his father and established himself in New Orleans. Subsequent - : ly, in 1811, he took a wife. Miss Mary Tatii - tean, and died shortly after, leaving an only: child., - ' This was Thomas Wharton Collens, our departed friend. Born on the 23d of June, ma, T. Wharton Ooliens spent his boyhood at Covington, in the parish of St. Tammany. He was educated partly in the publie schools of New Orleans, and then teud law with Hon. Thomas McCaleb until 1833, when he was admitted to the bar. T. - Wharton Collens had not ei joyed the benefit of a classical, academical education. But the power nf bis mind made up for that deficiency.; He had the merit of being a self - mde man.; His life was well filled. Yon have known him as French and Spanish translator, of the State Senate iu 1834: as associate editor of the True American from 1834 to 1826; as Chef Deputy Clerk of the Urlted States District and Circuit Court of Louisiana, from 1836 to 1838 ; as District i Attorney for New Orleans, from 1840 to' 1842 ; as Prealdiua Jnde of the City Court or New Orleans, from 1842 to 1846: as member oj tbe constitutional convention in 1852; as practitioner, from 1846 to I860. You remember, no doubt; his election in 1860 by an over - , whelming majority of 5000 votes as judg of tho First District Court for the parish of Orleans : how he fulfilled tbe duties of bis offlce Jintll tbe city was captured by tbe Federal fleet, and how he ran the gauntlet In com pany with Judge Faulhouse, to avoid - auun - . - pleaaant order issued by Butler. uuring tn cwireaeraey, wmon ne - ap - r roved and in which be remained to - rhe. last.. Judge Collens often found ir d:fhcoittO:6up - f port his family. At Pas Chris - in he was' obliged to tub, and to boll sea water, trading: off the salt for iread and meat. Returning to this city at the close of the wsrm 185. he icsumed the practive of law. lint in 1668 h was again called to the bench . asJudseof tbe Seventh District Com t. He was re - elected to the same ottii - e in 1872 His conrt having heen abolished, however, lie ncnin reanrH - ared at tlie liar until hla d - c lining Jiea ltu wurned him too late, alas! that I e mnst rest. Yesterday he breathed bis last. He died in the Catholic faith; ho had. years ago. severed bis connection wih Msonry. of which order he bad been a Grand Master. Judge Collens was tbe author of "Hunian - ics," Eden of Labor," and numerous other essays, religious, scientific and political. In hi - leisure moments he composed delightful verses. - - - Judge Collens was a profound Jurist. He was ou of tbe brightest ornaments of the b - r, as deeply versed in common lwashe was in civil law. - A perfect Knowledge Of the French language, over which h had a treat cmmi)iij. cnxbled him to derive in formation from the vry best so - irca. II s nau.e. both as a jude and as a lawyer, will reuia n inscribed in the an n 1b of the bar as that of one of the most eminent jurist consul's of Louisiana - a a Judge, be tsas honest and impartial. He had but one failing, that with which Pothier himself was reproached; he ioier - rupted the lawyers too often. This defect was a conseauence of his nervous nature: "but it was never kno n 10 have clouded his reaFon. ano never did t prevent htm from dealing out justice with an impartial hand. As a tawy. r, h was orderly and prepared his rase with much cure. H argued - wlrh cleat ue - s. and toouirh he seldom atcemn - ed lofty eloinen e his words were replete with U - gio and force of persu - ttion. . as a writer lie possessed an elevated and concise style: Alibis works. Philosophical. literary or reliaious. bear tbe fmnress of his own upr'ght. character. His heart speaks in e ery line, in evey word. His reasoning is ch.se. his sentences are supple and elegant, his language is choice and select: every thing d - nots a first - class writer." Asa man. he was the very uereonification of goodness A good son. a good husband, a good father he lacked no virtue. His oon - ersation was charming and sprightly. It abounded in Pheasant anecdotes which he re lated with pointed wit. He found particular pleasure in speaawg iren n. xixls was ms favorite tongue, his language of predilection. He told roe more than once that it was impossible to converse " well in any other tongue. " When I speak French," he would ' eav, ' I find rest and recreation, . ; Be was a loya1, devoted, open - hearted man. As to his charity, let them speak who have knocked at his door! . : He leaves five daughters, one or whom Is ; the wife of our learned friend, Mr. E. H. aicCaleb, and three eons, one of whom. T. Wharton Collens. is the Intelligent steno - The FMBcral Service Over tbe Reaaalos af v. ": Jadaw Whartwa CaUeas.' The Chnrch of the Immaculate Concept! in was filled yesterday afternoon when the burial services were celebrated over the rv rnams or tne late j uage l . w nartoit Collens. Within the building were gathercid repre - K - UMUTO brw m mt'iMmaimmT, ot alt classes and pursuits, who tMtirlvl hr tluir presence and demeanor the great esteem in wnicn uie ueparreu jurist was heia and. the proionna giiei ieit a. ms aecease. . ; - In addition to a very tame number of 'snr. rowing relatives and famiry friends. - there were present nis jxceuency Gov. Niehol's, Chief Justice Manning and Associate Jun - tices of the Snpreme - Court, the Administra tors 01 tne city ana many prominent lawyers. The imposing services of the Oat bolus Church were performed by Rev. Father Miv - Kiniry, who delivered an eloquent sermon, which, by the earnest and just tribute to the memory of the dead, produced a visible Im pression. v , - At tbe conclusion of the services 'and amid the solemn., peals - of the organ, too casket was borna' from the altar to the hearse by the following pallbearers: Chief justice .manning, Associate justice Mar, 1 nomas j. oeniuie. 1 nomas tjumore, W. B Lancaster and J. B. Cotton. The funeral cortege then proceeded out to the St. Louis Cemetery, where the last sad ri'es were penoruiea, ana all that ws mor tal of a good and upright man was laid to rest. . , ROBBERY' IN A CEMETERY. Mrs. Kimmel. residing on Rousseau street, between St, Mary and Religious streets, while in the St. Joieoh cemeterv. on Wah - , ington street, Sunday morning, had her pocKei picaeu 01 a pocKet - oooK containing 75 cents. , Tbe Assistant Sexton of the cemetery also states that two ladies who would not give their names or residences, were also robbed in the same cemetery One of them was released of her pocket - liook containing $30. but the other would not state the amount of her loss. .r DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED. - ' Monday, at noon, a young man named Joseph Barney, aged IT years, residing at No. 210 Rousseau street, while carelessly handling a sbotgnn, caused the weapon to explode. The contents of one of the barrels lodged in his right arm. inflicting a danger ous wouna, necessitating his removal to. the amy uospitai. :f CTY BHEYITTES. Tneeday morning, the man who was found Sunday in a dying condition and In a nude state in the swamp at the 26 - mile post on the Jackson Railroad, arrived in tbe city on the passenger train, and was immediately taken to the Charity Hospital. He is yet too ill to maae a Biaceineni ana relate uow ae go into tte swanrp, out' says 'his nafne is George EongtneinieT ami tnat no is a native 01 tier - manv. Frank P. Oute is under lock and key at the Central Station. He was arrested on Mon - dav nieht. ebareed bv Hbiiit finer! n. tho steward of the steamer New Orleans, with. oreacn or trust ana embezzlement. a jot or large pieces or iron and car wheels obstruct - South Market street, near ice jacuson jtairoaa aepot. SEAMEN AT THE BETHEL. The concert at the Upper Bethel, Monday; nigm, iy ine crew or toe iseau Monae, was a success. With the Bean Mondn for enter - ' taint rs, and tbe beau ntonde for an audi ence, what more could be wished fort The programme of the evening was opened uy me wortny cnapiaio, iresn rrom his travels, with a fervent prayer. Miss McMillan played an appropriate select to a on the piano, and was warmly applauded. Mr. Robert G. Hadden was then Introduced as tbn orator of the evening. He t"Ok for his subject the line from Nancy Lee " t "A sailor's wife a sailer's star should be." - ' The concert was then continued br the seamen, under the guidance of Mr. Hatohin - son. Mr. MacNab, " a sailor on the sea," acted as acrompanylst. Mr. Murray and Mr. Mac were especially well received. In the course of tbe evtnlng Miss Hallaran delivered a characteristic recitation, and the cheering that followed the two small verses, was sufficient tnconragemeot to tho young lady to favor often on future occasions. TheTeuto - f THE COUNTERFEIT EXPERT. - Aa Explanation - in Canaectiaa with His " i - '.Arreat.' '. In connection with the arrest of Mr. B.N. Rooks by the revenue official, it should - be stated that he was arrested in Cleveland. O.. in October, 1877, on - a similar charge to that now preferred against him I. e., having counterfeit money in his possession. He was . discharged by the United States Comminsioner it being held that tbe possession of counterfeit mouey without an inten tion to aeiraoa was not an onenee. At the sanie time be was advised to have the bills registered which Mr. Rooks states he did. and Is responsible for the notes whleh he holds. His business being that of an Instructor in the manner .of detecting counterfeits, he is obliged to have' a collection of counterfeit bills for purposes of illustration." Mr. Rooks has exhibited to the authorities certificates of ' good character. CUSTOM - HOUSE NOTES. Surgeon W. H. H. Hntton. of the Marine Hospital Kerviee, has been ordered to Detroit in assume cbarge of tar - service at that port. and Assistant Surgeon II. W. Austin ordered to assume charge of the service at this port. Tb haHge will.be. consuuimated in about two weeks Yesterday afternoon the office of the Col lector of Cnstonis was open for the ad mi t - tjincc of apiiticant for positions in tho New Orleans ciisiom - tionse, wuen aoous tuirty IM - rsot s entered, and alter Collector B.idger mid listened to ea'n oue advocating bis claim for an appointment, t'10 ottiee - Sf - ekei - s depatted. By this i - would appear si if tneie womu suomy iieannm'wtii vacancies, but 111 what department t' - e ax ito flt, who will i e rvinoveil or who will be aouoLut - cd has not yet tranpir d. APPOINTMENTS BY THE GOVERNOR. John M. McCall. P lie riff of Cameron, vice A. M. Jones, deceased. Jsnies P. Gordon. Commissioner of Deeds at Boston, Mass. v. A YISTT TO THE GOTEttNrttt. iOn Moiiday afiei - nmin. the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme tuirt. in acc.rdauce with a liiiie - iwiiored ensto'm. called upon his Exelleticy for the pnrroneof paying beir respeois to the Governor of State on resuming their duties on the iKin 1). at the opening or couit, on tne lirst Monday In Noveiolier. BRITISH IMMIBUANTA - Their Statement ef the Condition of Crops la the United Kingdom. According to the statement of the passen gers on tbe steamship Teuton ia. of the .viis - siFsipt'i and Dominion line, which arrived in this city from LiveriKiol on Moods?, with 2 1 migrants for Texas, the crops in Great riritain are not such a failure as represented by telegraph, this leport having been circulated h a - count of their liens? very baok - wnil for the - season, caused by excessive wet weather. When the Tentonia left Eng - luTid, tbe iuimigrants, from nearly every sec tion of the umtcrt tangaoai, state tnat subsequent dry and fine weather had so materially ottt ialed the trouble, that they estimate a cry fair crop will be gathered by this time.. They say that - harvesting was very . late this season and that poor crop will only be raised in wet or marshy gronndu. Owing to the immense population of Great Britain the finest harvest which is possible to be raised there cannot support tne people more than three months, so that tbe United States is mainly depended upon for breadstufls three - quarters 01 tne year. The ttlecraphio statement is also denied that several hundred farmers have determined to give tfp their farms in England and Scotland and emigrate to America, on account f their inat'UHv to live and pay their rents." The emigrants en tbe Teutonia rep - repent' that Hbe - fanners, ate doing as well throughout the Unit ed Kingdom as they have been doing in past years, ana tnat tne farm 1 u

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  2. 05 Nov 1879, Wed,
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