The New Orleans Daily Democrat from New Orleans, Louisiana on December 1, 1878 · Page 6
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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TIlE 1)A IU( I)A Y. " CVRIOIU rpNKW*WK N@U It NNW NI,AMD A CENTURY AGIO. IMt. Ntk, iis.l Of all the wonderful stories that my great grandmother used to tell my mother when she was a little girl, the most wonderful was the dark day in New England, Friday, May 19, 1780. This was during our revolution, you will remember, and the same year in which the traitor Benedict Arnold attempted to betray this country to its onemies. For severa d(lays before the nineteenth, tho. air was full of vapors, as we often see it when fires are raging in the woods near us, and sun and moon appeared, and their usual clear light did not reach us, especially when rising and setting. The winds blew chiefly from the southwest and northeast, and the weather was cold and clear. The morning of the nineteenth was cloudy and in many places rain fell, sometimes accompanied by thunder and lightning, but as the sun rose it did not inorease the light, and the darkness deepened and deepened until the children standing before the tall clocks could not see to tell the time, and other people peeping over the almanac could not distinguish the letters. The birds sang their evening songs andl flow to their nests in the woods the poultry hurried to their roosts, while the cattle In the fields uttered strange cries and leaped the stone fences to gain their stalls, and the sheep all huddled together bleating piteously. Color, which you know depends upon the light of the sun, filled many with astonishment by its unusual appearance, for the clouds were in some places of a light red, yellow and brown; the leaves on the trees and the grass on the meadows were of the deepest green, verging on indigo; the brightest silver seemed tarnished and everything that is white in the sulight bore a deep yellow hue. The shadows, which before noon fall to the westward, and afternoon to the eastward, were observed in the darkness to fall in every direction. The rain also was unlike any other rain, and It set all the people to wondering as they dipped it from barrels and tubs, for a scumn formed on it resembling lburnt leaves, emitting a sooty smell, and this same scum was seen on rivers and streams, especially the Merrimae, where it, lay four or five Inches thick for many miles along its shore. Another peculiarity was the vapor; in many localities it descelded to the earth from high in the atmosphere, but at one point a gentleman saw the vapors at 9 o'clock rising from the springs and low lands; one column he particularly noticed, ascending far alieve the highest. hills, then it spread into a large white cloud and sailed off to the westward; a second cloud formed in the same way from the same springs, and a third formed fifteen minutes afterward. At a quarter of 10 o'clock the uppermost cloud was of a reddish hue, the second was green, indigo and blue, and the third was almost white. So unwholesome was this vapor that small birds were suffocated in it and many of them were so frightened and stupefied that they flow into the houses, adding to the fears of the ignorant people, who considered it a bad sign for a bird to enter a dwelling. The commencement of the darkness was between ten and eleven in the forenoon, (when the men were busy in the fields and offices and workshopse, the women spinning, weaving and preparing dinner, and the children at schools or helping their mothers and fathers at home, and it continued until the middle of the following night; but the degree of darkness varied, in some places the disc of the sun was seen when the darkness was the most dense. Lights were seen burning in all the houses, and the people passing out of doors carried torches and lanterns, whlch were curiously reflected on the overhanging clludis. Tlhousands of people were sure that the endl of t lie world had come; many had dropped their work and fell on their kne,'s to pray; others confessed to their follows the wrongs they had done, and o ndleavored to make restitution. 'lThe meeting-houses were crowded, :ndl neighborhood prayer meetings were f, -rled and the inisters and old church m,,iiembers prayed long prayers, mentioning t he nations alnd individuals of Bible nlliies who had been destroyed on ac(',un' of their sins, and begging that as l,( tad spared the Zreat city of Ninevaih when it, repented, so he would forgive them, cheer them again by the light of the sun and give victory to their armies. It is said that the Connecticut Legislature being in session, the members became terrified when they could not see each others faces, and a motion was made to adjourn. when Mr. Davenport arose and saild: "Mr. Speaker, it is either the day of judgment or it is not. f If is not, there is no need of adjourning. If it is, I doslre to be found doing my duty. I move that candles be brought and that we proceed to business." All the shivering, frightened people began now to look forward to evening, hoping that as the moon rose full at 9 o'clok, her light would penetrate the gloom but all the children who were coaxed up to see her grew very sleepy, their strained eyes were not rewarded by her beautiful beams, for at 8 in the evening the darkness was total; one could not distinguish between the earth and the heavens, and it was impossible to see a hand before one's face. Then all the weary children were sent to bed after most honest prayers that they had ever prayed, and the older people sat up to watch for the light that I never before had appeared so glorious. And never dawned a fairer morning than the twentieth of May, for the sun that opened the flowers and mirrored itself in the dewdrops brought the color again to the childrens' faces, and filled every heart with contilenco. The birds sang joyously; the cattle t returned to their pastures; the places of business were opened, and every one I went about his work more gentle toward man and more grateful toward God. After the darkness had passed several persons traveled about to gather all possible Information concerning this I memorable day, and Dr. Tenny wrote ( an accoun't of what he had learned while on a journey from the E;:st to l'enneylvania. lie says the deepest darkness was in Essex county, Massachusetts, the lower part of New Hampshire and the Eastern portion of Maine. In Rhode Island and Connecticut it was not great; in Now Jersey peculiar clouds were obaervted, but the darkness was not uncommon, and in the lower I of Pennsylvania nothing unusual observed. It extended as far north American settlement and westto Albany, but its exact limit ut be ascerttined. t JA ton the darkness continued < fourteen or fl-fteen hours, varying in duration at other places. As it was Impossible to attribute the darkness to an eclipse, the wise people formed many theories respecting it: being convinced that It was duie to immense fires In the woods, winds blowing opposite directions, and to the condition of the vapors,. but Herschel says: "The (lark (Jay in northern America was one of those wonderful phenomenaof nature which will always he read of with interest, but which philosophy is at a loss to explain. Chinese )Dentistry. It is well known that the Chinese attribute toothache to the gnawing of worms, and that their dentists profess to take these worms from decayed teeth. But how they performed this trick, and so artfully concealed it in the hurry of daily business, was a secret only recently solved by a European inquirer. After some difficulty and delicate negotiation, an Intelligent-looking native practitioner was induced to hand over the implements of his trade together with a number of worms, and to give Instructions in the method of procedure. When a patient with toothache applies for relief. If the tooth is solidlyfixed in the socket, the gum is separated from it with sharp Instruments and made to bleed. During this operation the cheek is held on one side by a bamboo spatula, both ends of which are alike, and on the end held in the hand some minute worms are concealed under thin paper pasted to the spatula. When all is ready, this is adroitly turned and insorted in the mouth, and the paper becoming moistened is very easily torn with the sharp instrument used for outting the gums; the worms mix with the saliva, and the dentist, of course, picks them out with a pair of forceps. The patient having ocular demonstration that the cause of the disease has been removed, has good reason to expect relief, which in many cases would naturally follow the bleeding of the gum. When the pain returns the same operation is performed over again, and a fresh supply of worms fully accounts for the recurring trouble. These worms are manufactured in quantities to suit the trade, and they are very cleverly done; still, to carry out the delusion fully, the dentistss are obliged to keep on hand a few live worms to show their patients, explaining that most of those taken from the tooth are killed either by a powder which is often applied, or by the plrocess of removing them with the forcaps. I'th practice just described, it may he added, is resorted to when the tooth is firmly set in the jaw. 0 -- --The Old M'iyle and the Now. 'l'h, Engiallh girls in the old ctmitry houses a ge 'eratit ion algaone', as thIl old-fithioned conts'rvatitve of thie StallndairdL renlnuolibers thorn. had merry, geinuine, unsiTecitbI smile. Whien a guest (rollpped iIn unexpec(telly theiy wern clearly idelighldl to se.l himi aiill not inl the least ash anlltdl of it. They shoiwedi an evident desire to plelase without a trace ' ff an arri,'re Ienare. T'll, well develope.l, In the height of good health with blhmn upon the cheek and with brilliant eyes, they were Irreslstilily eharming. But it was the merry laugh that dwelt so long in the memory --a laugh from the heart in the joyousness of youth. Thly joined freely in the cinversaUtn, but did not thrust themselves forward; and not a hint was breathed of those social scandals which now form the staple of fashionlable g.ssip. They were well acquainted with household duties' and had not learned to r'gard them as Imnial. At table the mistress would suggest that tea was hardly strong enoull h for a man, an that a nip of brandy migliht improve It; andi after the oldtime latl-afternoon tea all the girls would draw round the tire, and wheln pipes were produces wouild ask the visitor to smoke; and eve'n if he declined oil account of the ladles, it was pleasant to be askeid. As the conversation ran on. each of the girls candidly avowed her opinion upon such topics as were started, blushing a little when shei was asked to give her reasonsi; and there was Indlviduallty dlsplayedl that, gave zest anlld interest to the talk. 'Ilais was Int so many years ago; but now when tnleii cal is at suc(h a counllltry-houe, how different is the reception? The servant shows the vlsltor into a drawing-rcooml furnished in the inuilirn style, andl tiakes the name upstairs. Ily-anld-ly the ladies enter In morning i'tatulmel; not stray curl allohwed to wander from its stern bands; nature rigidly reprssuwe ; idecorlllll, "soi.ety" in every Ilounce andi triiimuing. A t anwh of the bell, andIl ildecntllrs if port alnd sherry are proldlel.l, aintl willne is pr.wentaildon all electitro salver, togethlelr with sweatlls.outcl It bleing the cilrrlet thing toL silp anaiae glass andl crack one bis'cuit. 'luThe conversation is so insipid, so entirely c.ilnltfl to the laor'.t platltud'es, that It iti(a'iUes a 'rlief ttio es . Thei girls still Ilave glooil ttlllstittllions anlldl rosy looks, but thoay woirry abllit it li s'ecret, Ialn wish they couhl i apear thiinl aind wiita aiand "motre ladlylike." I lrity liavte sppillrea..ssedl the slightlst approa'ith to) animalntilon. 'Thley l lavY all giot just I lil sIlillme lopinions tale tmin toipli's, tol thilv IlavI nolne at all. 'l'lah ial'e of a laugh lhas i"'dpiarb-l. 'T'l'ity rac.l the a calletl sacial jiaournalas iand ablsotll thel goAsip, tittle-tattle iuIai llperslonallits. Thle galli't depalarts chilled. aal delpre'ssedl. What a cy'imfll'rt, when he can turn a coriner behind the hedgeI,, and can thrust his hiands itro hL pa0 !etaO and whistle. The Peacock Hall of Delhi, ieBorea.ord's "Dolhi."I Pec(uliarly set apart for the reception of nobility is a quadraungle of Inmoderate dimenstonl . The building is a very beautiful pavillin of white miarble supportet on massive pillars of the samle material, the whole of which, with the colnnecting arches, is richly ornamlaienteli with flowers of inlaid mosaic work of iififTrent alorrl stones and gilding. It is raised on a terrace four foot high, the Ilthr oTf which is compolsed of flags of white marble. Between eauch of the front rows of pillars is a balustrade of marble, chastely carved in several designs of perforated work. 'The top of the ibuilding is ornamented with four marble pavilions with gilt cupolas. The ceiling (if the pavilion was originually completely covered with filigree work; but in 17939 the 1Mahrattas, after acapture of the city, took the silver down and melteal it, the value of tihe' same being estimatax at natrly a million dollars. In the cornice at each end of the hiataerior hall is sculptured in letters of gold, in the Persian languagel "If there is a paradilse on earth, it Is this.' In this hall was the fanamous picaiacok throne, -called from its having the figtres of two peacocks standing Ibhind it, their tails bting exlpaualllel andl the whiole so inlail with sapphires, ruihles, ema'raltls, pearls and other preciouls stones of appropriate 'ors, as to represent life. The thlrone Its.elf is six long, by four feet broatd. It stosd on six mlassive feet, which, with the Ibody, wtre of solitd goll. inhlaid with rubles, enmraldis and dliamonds. It was suriountliat l bly a icanopy o(f goldl supportial by twelvo pillars, all richly emniblazioned with e astly gKem, and a frinige of pearls ornaiilncala he lihters of the eanopy. Betweenal the two iiuaaoacks st(oa the figKure of a parrot, of the ordnlinary slizte, said tti have bIaw carved Olut , of aI single ene'ralld. ()n either side of the throiine stawsil a chatta, or tiumlarella, one of the tiriiintLal emnblams of royalty. 'T'hey were iadll ltof ci'lannIo ve'lvet, rich clnbroiidere and friniged with pearls. Tlhe handles were eight ftet long, of solid goldl, andii studdedl with diamondsi . Thii east of this sulperb work ofI art has l.wn variously statedH at sums varying fromii £1,(Ii.(ii tAi £i,tH0,iail00. It was piliitaivl land e'x~culltail under the supervision of Austin dae Bl, rde.aux. ------ýý o -'rhe go.verluiala'nt tf (juatenallla invites immingratiol, anld grants assistLanl(e ith in iil-y aInd lands toi settlers; but requires that s.ii ilnmmigrants shall renounce their nationality and all rights as fortigners before leaving the motlher country. After a year's residencet and good( eX)lnducl't in (uat(temala the government will give them a certilicate of citizenship. TIHE LAST OF THE MODOC(S. HOW THE EODOCR HAVE FARED fINMCE THEIR REMOVAL 30 THE INlDIAN TERRITORY. [N. Y. Trlbune.l Leaving the barbaric glitter and filth of the camp of the Nez Perces with the lazy braves lying in their tents, the squaws bartering their government rations with the traders, the medicine men beating the lodge-poles and making their doleful mummery, we started on our return, intending to visit some of the Modocs, who occupy a large reservation in the vicinity. These people came here In 1873; or rather were brought here by the government, virtually as a punishment for having engaged in the Modoc massacre and the hostilities in the lava beds; and are compelled to remain. The Modocs, I believe, had in a measure abandoned nomadic life, and were settling gradually into pastoral habits before the outbreak of hostilities, so that at the close of the war, when the present occupants of this reservation carne here, they were so far removed from the blanket Indians in their progress toward civilization that they settled down, as a general thing, to the business of cultivating the soil, without feeling the change very seriously. We saw only one or two of the log-buildings in which they live, and these at a distance. They looked as though they might be comfortable for shelter, but that was all. The square log-hut, for which the Indian exchanges his conical wigwam, is not an inviting structure, even though it be roomier and better defended from the weather; and when I to contrast the graceful form of the tent and the bright colors of the camp in the savage life we had just seen with the sombre and gloomy aspect of these ugly square cabins into which civilization invites the Indian as his first step out of savagery, I could hardlyiwonder that the barbaric love of bright colors and graceful forms should draw him back so strongly to the old life. A field of 3501 acres of corn, cultivated by the Modoes, was shown us. In the field were several members of the tribe, gathering the crop, and among them Bogus Charley, the present chief. We sto ppeod at the edgeof the field to feed our horses, and at our Invitation Bogus Charley came out and we talked with him about the present condition and prospects of the tribe. tie speaks English quite well and understands readily ordinary conversation. Like all the Indians wesaw, he seemed shy and silent, answering our questions freely, bhit m;aking no conversation himself. Hle told us there were 155 in the party that came here in 1873, but that theyv had dwindled now by dl(aths to 100. In answer to our inquiry if they were contented, he said, sadly, "O)h, well, I expect we stay hero now. We no get back." "iBut don't you like it here?" " No, we not like it," hesaid. "Too many die. Wecome here one hunner fifty-five-we only one hunner now. All over there," and he pointed to the burial place over on a hillside half a mile away. There was an exquisite tenderness in his way of saying this, and his "only one hunner now" was so full of gentleness and gravity that though he plainly did not aim at any effect beyond answering us, he did really touch the feelings of all of us. Then when we asked him if he wanted to go back to his old home among the lava beds, his eye just brightened a little and turned westward with the far-away look of homesickness and longing, and he said, " Yes, I like to go back; my sister there, my friends there." I was much interested in this Chief, Bogus Charley. Other Indians comvlained or begged, were sullen or haughty; either posed or grovelled. This man with felt hat, blue shirt and overalls, without bead or feather or a touch of color, an utterly unheroic person in appearance, with no effort at display or attempt to excite sympathy or admiration, seemed to me great; great in the simplicity of his talk, his unstudied eloquence, his profound natural pathos, his dignity without haughtiness and grace without affectation, and greatest of all In the philoso. phic resignation with which he accepted his fate with hardly a murmur or complaint. As he stood there on a little eminence overlooking the corntleld, his arms folded and his lithe figure limned against the sky, not looking at us as we drove away, it was not dillicult, to picture in him a heroic Last of the Modocs. He had said little, but the tone and manner of what he did say so impressed me that for awhile I did fooel as though this man represented an aggrieved and despoiled race, and that I, as representative of the race that had wronged him, had something to be sorry for, I presume I idealized him. Well, at any rate, I have the picture and that *u ~i- retain. But what an ,nromantlc name! u"eg Chanrley 1" Well let him be Bogus, and go hBak to the squalor of his cabin. The pictu:" in my memory Is of the Last of the Modocs, and transfused with a glow from the sunset. Bogus Charly is a fact, and a clod, of course. My Indian is a poem. Natural HIntory In ulrmanl. A recent traveler, in a visit to thi King of Slam, says: "Home curious specimens of natural history were to be seen. On a tree over a summer-house sat a large bird sornethirg like an eagle, but with the powerful bill of tihe toucan. His plumage was a dull brown color, and, to all appearaneo, the bird was asleep. it was only when anything passed within reach that he showed how wide awake he was to all going on. Throw an orange mangosteen at him he is sure to catch it; try a stone or stick, hle has that, too; in short, anything reasonable in size that passes within a yard of him he is sure to grab. Passing this fellow, we came to a polnd in which were many small fish showing much excitement, the cause of which soon became evident. "A small branch, evered with black ants, hadl bern picked by one of tihe attendants ,IT one of the overhanging trees, and holding this a few feet over the Itnd, volleys of mlnute globules of water were directed at it from the mouths of all the lefish crowded undTerneath. This was contlnued until all the ants were kncnked off into the water. Thein erlsued a s.cramble for the prev. Any small insect within their range met tihe same fate, and they shot with the most unerring aim. As I sttns watching the curious sight, close to the edge of the pond,. at small fly lighted on my hand, but was hardly seaRnted ef, re a volley of watery bullets knockedi him off his perei.h though at, a range of four r or five feet. IThese little fish are, I believe, only known in some parts of Siam and lurnrmah ; they are small, not irore than six or seven inctheis, and in shape like a smelt." The postmaster at Bloomington, Ia.. is In a quandary. Thelre was mailel at his oflice' as tnird-elass matter three ploundls of butter, which was not protected otherwise than by a piece of cloth and a strip of paper upoin which the address was written. The postmaster writes to the department here to know what he shall do with t ilbutter. If he eats It he might render hlmsrelf liable as tampering with United States malls, and if he keeps it so long that it sholuld melt and run away there is danger of being made responsible for damages. DEMOCRAT J03 PSAG REW 9 has just purchased from a low market an exl cellent assortment of STATIONERY For Jobbing Purposes, Which we are prepared to offer our customers at prices to suit. Ledger Papers. We kee. a full line of BOUTHWORTH'B oel. Abrated Ledger Papers. These papers were awarded the Gold Modal at the Centennial for "unsurpuassd oex'nllun.." their superiority consisting in GREAT STRENGTH. FINE FINIH,. and PERFECT SIZING. BLANK BOOKS Manufactured to order, on short notice, from theso ex nxllont papers. IMPERIAL LEDGER PAPER. SUPER ROYAL LEDGER PAPER. ROYAL LEDGER PAPER. MEDIUM LEDGER PAPER. DEMY LEDGER PAPER FLAT PAPERS. Of all welaghts and sizes used In this market for general jobbing purposes. BLOTTING PAPER. We have a superior lot of TREASURY BLOT. TINjG PAPER which we can sell at a low figure Lithographed. Printed or Plain. VISITING CARDS. We have in stock the finest assortment o VISITING CARDS In this city, which we far nish to our customers at the low rate of 50 cents per pack, Printed. VISITING CARDS-The finest super 0. Bristol. white and all the fashionable tints. GOLD EDGE VISITING CARDS. SILVER EDGE VISITING CARDS. RED EDGE VISITING CARDS. BLUE EDGE VISITING CARDS. BEVEL EDGE VISITING CARDS. With square or round corners. GOLD DUST VISITING CARDS. SNOWFLAKE VISITING CARDS. (Eight dlfferent tints.' DAMASK VISITING CARDSB. REP VISITING CARDS. ARABESQUE VISITING CARDS. MORNING GLORY VISITING GARDS. PHANTOM VISITING CARDS. ORIENTAL VISITING CARDSB. PROGRAMME CARDS, The very latest and most attractive styles. CARD BOARDS. of every doserltlion In aroat variety. BUSINESS CARDS. ADMIT CARDS. DIAMOND CAIDBS. SHOW CARDS, WEDDING CARDS and WEDDING ENVELOPES. JAPANESE CARDS and J PA.NESE EN 'FETprEI .omnettln- r.w. LADIES' IN .'TATIONPIa ' hVITATION . . . LETTER HEADS, NOTE HEADS, BILL HEADS, In stock or ruled to order on best HOLYOKE paper, laid or wove. Ilthographed.or printed in the best style. JOB PRINTING. Our offmce being all NEW. bought with especial reference to the wants of this city, we are enabled to turn out SUPEBRIOR WOBK in a most expeditious manner. Estimates furnished on all classes of work when reouired. Call and see samples and get our figures be. ore ordering your work. GEO. W. DUPRE & CO., PROPRIETORS, 109.....OG avier street .... 109 INSURANCE. ANNUAL STATEIENT -oF TEUOEW RLEANS INSURANCE COIAIT, Up to Deeember 81, 1177. ESTABLISHED IN le9. Fire premiums .............5ea..el 02 Marine premiums ......... 84,612 42 Blver premiums -.......... 29.44 o4 Total premiums ....... ao0.759 LessPremiums on unexpired Risks .................. 8.067 6as Return premiums........... 12190 18 Belnsuranoese.............. 20.742 9- 118.990 10 Net earned premlums........... 891.78 7 Add Interest and salvages........ 41.8 a Ded DeductFire losses...... W,417 e6 Marine losses... 17.722 00 River losses..... 12.820 86- 96.40O 70 Behbate ao.. 16 perfoent...... 46.499 04 Genera expense.......... 2a.14 State and city taxes and liense ...... .............. 10.42 79 Board of Underwriters.... 6e.79o s- 194.178 4r Profit for the year 1877 ...........$109.415 r s DeductProfit and loss.............. a,06s a Dividend. June 80. 177......... .000o 00 Dividend. Decomber 81.1877. .oo00o 00- 60.000 0 Balanceo.................. (09 6- 10o9.416 4 ASSETS O. THE OOMPANk AT TIIEII MARKEI VALUE Oash in bank................ 76 Real estate.................. 118.979 United States Gold Bonds. New Orleans City Railroad Company. Jackson and Great Northean Railroad Company (lst mort. gage bonds). Bank and Insurance stocks and LouIsiana State Consols. 196.890 42 Bills recelvable (for premlums) ................... 11.429 8 First mortgage notes and pledge notes...... 166.5 84 Premiums in course of collection................... 70.n210 94-619.896 4 The above statement is a true and correct transcript from the books of the company. J. TUYES. Prosldent J. W. IIINCKS. Secretary. Sworn to and subwhribed before me. this six. teenth January. A. D. 1R75. JOHN LARENCHE. Third Justion of the Peace. At a meeting of the Board of Directors held on the tenth Instant. it was resolved to pay thf semi-annual Interest DIVIDEND OF FIVE I'Ei CENT on the capital slock to the stockholders or their Iegal representatives, on and after the tenth instant. J. W. HINOKS. Secretary. New Orleans. January 16. 1878. DIREOTORB: Ernest Merllh. H. Galy. Charles Iafltte. AntL arriere. Charles E. Schmidt. Jules Aldlae,. Charles J. Leeds. W. A. Bell. D. Fatjo. Pierre Pouts. A. Bchrelber. Jules Tuyes. Ja 10 TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL STATEMENT -OF TI. - CRESCENT MUTUAL Insurance Company. Nzw OnRLuss. May 2. 1879. The Trustees, in conformity with amended charter, submit the following statement of af. fairs of the company on the thirtieth of April. Fire premiums ............ $100761 16 Marine pr'.miums ...... 36.729 16 River premlums ..... ..... 5.216 5 - $299.616 81 Earned premiums, less relnsur-noe and return prmlums ............ 9,91 Losses paid and estirnated.' y: Fire losss ...... $44.424 27 Marine losses..... 12.199 00 River losses. ...... 4o,.3 96 --- 9.259 23 Taxes, expenses, discount In lieu of participation. eta ..... .. . $159.291 28 Less rents. salvage savings. etc...... 21,x29 50 87.661 4-- 184.920 71 Gross profitse ........................ olo4,010 61 The company have the following assets: Bills receivable ............. 939.988 67 Loans on bond and mortgage ............... 4.707 s0 Loans on call-.............. 70.815 Cash .............. ...... 8.126 68 188.441 97 City onds .................... . 88.117 2 Bank and other stocks.............. 89,186 68 Real estate.................. .......... 112.176 91 Premiums in course of collection and ouspense account .............. 38s.992 19 $506,611 87 The above statiemnt is a true and oorrectranscript from the books of the Comtpany. THOS. A. ADAMS. President BHNBT V. OoDun. Secretary. Sworn to and subscribed before me this twenty-second day of Mar. 1878. ALFRED INGRAHAM. Notary Public. The Board of Trustees this day resolved that aiB'er paying the annual di:dend of TEN PER CE' T on Capital Stock of Company. that a divide.-d of TWENTY PER CENT in cash be paid on June i0. to those parties en. titled to ra 3elve the same. TRUSTEEB. Thos. A. AdanS. Jno. E. Khn., Sam'I B. Newman. Fred'k Camerden. Bam'l H. Kenncdy. Joseph W. Htone, John Phelps, George Martin. Adam Thomsn. AYred Moulton. Henry Abraha, L. C. Jurey, Victor Meyer. dward Nalle Joseph Bowling, ). W. Hentell. Edw'd J. Gay Paul E. Mortimer. Himon Hernshiolm, John V Moore. Simon Forchefmer. W. B. d~pger. Jos. B. Wolfe. Henry M. Preston R. B. Post. J. J. Irby Edw'd Plisbury, Reuben G. Bush. my2l Jno. M. Parker. MEDICAL NOTICE. DR. W. BILLE. Specialist for all Chronlc Dis. eases. Private Diseases and female Diseaseg has justreturned from Europe Oflmce.19g0anal street between Dryades and Rampart streets up stairs. Nervous Debility Weakness, either caused by abuse or age, ALWAYS cured in a short time. Private Diseassetreated after a new sure and quick method. Female Disesdb treated with greatest sucoess. Dr. Bilie's reputation as a skilled and success. ful physician is already years ago established in New Orleans and vicinity and he has cured hundreds of cases here which other pheysicians had failed to benefit.which is well known to the public. Dr. Bille is a graduate from one of the best colleges In Euro. and was for ears eas sistant physician to Prot Biiord. Paris. Oon. sultations and correspondence strictly conl. dent al CharLs moderates. 136 Cl street I DB W. B~IL 1ss flal aseet. daU INSURAWOgE, Mutual Insurance Company 5 .............CAMP ITR Tgy.... Paid Up Capital 5$00,000. TWENTY-RUCOND ANNUAL uTATII'EIpy Nuw OarLE aN. January 1. In conformlty with the requirements of the charter, the company publishes the followlng statement, for the year ending December a. 1877: AMOUNT o0 PalnVIIu. FOR T8a TkA ENDo g DaoeMBRa 81, 1877. On fire risks. ..... Ms.Ra6 T7 On river risks..... 91.210o a On marine risks... 0.o479 5 Add- ,0 Unterminated riskse. 187..... 0o Gross premiums .... ...........- Unterminated risks, 177..... o04.741 0 Return Dremiums ........... .,44 76 ----'--- IslJagt Net earned premiums............g.0g N Losses, etc.. paid during same period: On fire risks...... .. 6 On river risks 19.186 02 OG marine risks.... 20.640 91 $182.288 49 Unadjusted losses.. 86.000 on AddRe-insnranoe....... 44.797 29 General expenses. taxes, rent. Board Underwriters and Babock engines .. 6o,27. 11 96,076 40 Reserve fund.......... ...... o.o on Interest on caltal stock ............. 4942 41 Discount and Interest................. 29.076 r6 20.486 78 9298,799 69 Net profit....... ..................6104.o66 The Company has the following assets estl. mated at their market values: Stooks and bonds.......................sga.E a 00 Loans on morta ..................... -.12 a Loans on dge....... ............. . a.os Bills receivable........................ 11.4968 b tReal estat ............................ 26.1 0 00 Premiums In course of colletion...... l.49 40 Cash on hand..........................15. Ira 71 Total assets .............. 6 The foregoinr tatrement 8is a just, true and "orrect transcript from the books of the oom. JAR. I. DAY. President. H. CAR.INTEB. Secretary. Rworn to and subscribed before me thir eighteenth day of January. 1878. A. INGBAHAM. Notary Puhblo, The Board of Directors, at a meeting held on the nineteenth day of January. 1.S7. after set. tlng aside $1o.00o to reserve fund frompthe net earnings of the year. and paying 10 per oage dividend to the stockholders, have resolved to pay a CASH DIVIDEND OF TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT on the net earned partlilpatlag premiums of the year ending December 81 Ia77. said dividend payable on and after Meoo day, the twenty-eighth day of January. 181. DIBEOTORS: E. J. Hart, Jesse S. Flower. J. L. Harris. Henry Benshaw. J. Wels. L. Alcus. Hugh Wilson. B. W. Taylor. Scott McGehee. B. Biscoe. J. C. Morris. D. Patio. A. Baldwin. James I. Day. T. L. Airey. Charles Maoready Lionel O. Levy. B. E. Craig. W. E. Seymour. Emory Clapp. Sam'l L. Boyd. John 0. Gaines. D A. Ohaffralr. John S. Oroves. MERCHANTS' Mutual Insurance Company OF NEW ORLEANS. 104.............Canal Mtreet........,.. 14 TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL STATEMENT. In conformity with the reuuirements of their charter, the Company publish the following statement: Premiums received during the year ending May 81. 1s7s, Including unearned premiums of the prevloue yearOn Fire Risks................ . 934.,6,2 7 On Marine Risks.................. 0o,648 7 On River Risks................ 24.01 91 Total Premiums................. s79,ass 4 Less Unearned Premiums...... 117.841 00 Net Earned Premiums May 31, 1878........................ ..- $1.51 41 Losses paidOn Fire Risks......... I65,437 On Marine Risks.......... 13,465 6s On River Risks ............ 10,64 93 Taxes expenses, less Intereet ........... 86.317 52 Befnsuranees and Beturned Premiums.... 18.818 67-- 618.70 6s Profit. ............ ... ...... 8$128,712 74 The Company have the following assets: Real Estate ..................... ....« p9.04 e8 City Bonds and Mortgage Bonds... a6.100 53 Bank. Waterw, rks and other Stocks ............................ IN 876 40 Notes secured by mortgage....... 186,.01 6 Notes secured by pledge........... 9,870 0 Bills receivable .............. 81,811 p Premium in courseof collection.... 42.47 11 Agricultural Fair Association...... 2.000 00 City i frip ..... ................... g,798 a Oash on hand ........ .............. s Total........ .........,.. 91.0o27.a619 The above statement is a Just, true and correct transcrlpt from the books of the Company. PAUL FOUBOHY, Presieldent. O. W. NoTT, Secretary. STATE OF LOUISIANA. I Parish of Orleans, City of New Orleans. I Sworn to and subscribed before me the tenth day of June. 18wr7 JAMES FAHEY, Notarr Public. At a meeting of the Board cf Directors, held on the tenth day of June. 187. it was resolve d to declare a cash dividend of twenty per cent on the net earned participating premiums for the year ending May s1, 1878. payable on the third Monday of July next. Also. to pay to the Stockholders. on demand. interest at the rate of five per cent Der annum on their stook. DiBE roTS: P. Maspero. Edward Toby. Johb n Geddes. D. Patio. P. Fourchy. M. W. SmIth. J. J. Fernandez. D. A. Ohaffrali. Jno. B. Lallande. Ohas. e. jell tf A. A. Lelong.

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