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1-7, on Adam 'arrawav's premises. I have been
acquainted wi i Th',s. Vlx near two years, se-lmg
him at W. C, Noble's anrld ther places. I knew
him to be a m. of temperate habits.
Sworn to an subscribed Dec. 3. 1867.
W. R VALErTIxn, J. P., Ward No. F1.
This brough the affair into December, 1867, on
the 36th of wL Ih month Mr. Darling wrote to the
empany he ew afraid things were not right, sad
received for n answer to use all diligence and
spare no expes to discover the truth.
In January, 68, Faulkner again came to Mr.
Darling and d sanded, in behalf of Noble, whose
power of attor ey he held, payment of the polley.
Mr. Darling in rmed him that certain formalities
had to be gon through with, and besides a physi
cian's eertifcar who had seen the corpse should
be procured. P'anlknerreturned to his parish and
shortly afterwards down ease another letter from
him, inclosing the following document from a
quack doctor of the parish, who, it is not to be
doubted, is as grand a scoundrel as any of the
Personally came and appearse before me, the
nndersipned J. P., iluas C. Thompson, M. D., a
practicing phyi cian in the vicinity of Rosefield
who, being du y sworn. deposeth and says that
be was sent lor to go to see one Thomas Viz
on the evening of the 4th November last, but
being absent ou professional business did not visit
him until;the morning of the 5th, when I found the
said patient. Thmas Vix,dead, who, it seems,from
what I coald leatn and bhis external appearance,dled
of cramps or c olera. I was personally acquainted
with said T. V4i for several months prior to his
death. 8S. C. TuoirsoN, M. D.
Sworn to be Fe the undersigned, justice of the
peace, this 12tit February, 1 6+a.
W. L VALENTINE, J. P.
Nor was this 1l ; for, to make assurance doubly
sure, Faulkner slo inclosed another affidavit from
Chadwick, an sfidavita from Thos. Delord, C. B.
Grimshaw, I. 1. Thompson, L. J. McGee, another
from Carraway, W. H. J. Duke and H. W. J.
Duke, the two latter of whom, our readers will
remember, bars since been killed. These men
all swore eithet to have seen V!x die, or seen his
corpse, or helped to bury him, or otherwise tes
ttlfed to his deatri. Besides which there was a
receipted bill f',r a coffin, $20, which had been
paid by Noble : and a bill of $15, made out
against Noble by Carraway, for services rendered
to Vix while or; his death-bed. The thing was
most complete, and the scoundrels had hardly left
a single loop-hole out of which Mr. Darling might
escape. Nevertheless, that gentleman's suspi.
clons were still alive, and he became more and
more determined to work the case up.
Daring the water and spring of 186U, Faulkner
constantly callel upon Mr. Darling for the $8000,
stating that death had been proved and that the
money was due, and at the same time hinting to
Mr. Darling the! ',is (SIr. D.'s) private interests
would be much forwarded by the prompt pay
ment of'the policy, and suggesting that a hand.
some doucour would be forthcoming when the
$b000 was paid. Mr. Darling, to keep Faulkner
off his guard, told him he was d-d hard up and
would try to eartl the promised money, and also
showed to Faulkner copies of letters he had
written to the hlitue office to demand immediate
payment-letters, it is unnecesary to state, which
never went beyond Mr. Darling's private office.
During the sur.iler Faulkner transferred Noble's
per pro. to a gt.leman going to Hartford, who,
having so suopition but that everything was all
right, agreed to collect the $ 000 if he could.
But before he attempted to do so Faulkner with.
drew the per pr,
And now comes the first discovery that amount.
ed to anythirg pnade by Mr. Darling. Jane I26s,
he, in disguise, took passage on the Vicksburg, to
Columbia, on the Ouachita river, parish of Cald
well, where Vix was said to have died. He re
mained there bint a few days, but in that time
discovered that ,.o such itn as ici I,d erer
been buried i,,:;where in the ineilghbor/hod.
This was a glAriv~a discovery and 'Mr. Darling
hastened to art dti it. During the fall of 18$,
through a source unknown at the time to him, it
was discovered through unguarded admissions of
his friends that Vix had not died but moved away
from Colnmbi to near Clinton, Louieiana.
Mr. Darling a) once instituted inquiries, and
learned that a man named Henry T. Vick was re
siding four miia -ramst:lhton, La., and had moved
there about the time Thomas Vix, of Columbia.
died. Mr. Darl;h. convinced that he had spotted
his man, wrote t, lHartford that if he could secure
the serviCes of a skilled detective he would guar
antee that in two weeks he would clear the whole
matte: up. Toe comany responded by securing
the services ofi Mr. J. H. Wise, of Washington
City, a detective with twenty years' experience,
who arrived in New Orleans Sunday, February 2r',
not quite two weeks ago.
Belure we go u' with the narrative we moust re
mind the reader that, at this time, Mr. Darling
bad before bimr a mase of evidence to prove the
death of Viz, and nothing but one or two unsub
stantiated assertions)and some very strong suspi
cions with wh:ch to combat the proofs; and we
wish, therefore, to call attention to the small
grounds upon which Messrs. Darling and Wise
worted, in comparison with the great results of
Their plans all formed and well considered, on
Monday, March 1, Messrs. Darling and Wise took
passage on the Nina Simmes for Port Hudson.
When they arrived there it was raining hard, and
continued so to do until Thursday, when at last
the horse railroad running out to Clinton was in
ood enough order to transport them thither.
oonday morning they started: as It happened
there was a troupe of minstrels on the cars, and
with them the two travelers mixed, so that to
outsiders they, too, seemed to be minstrels.
Arrived at (linton a funny incident took place.
One of the citisen, presumnlog that Mr. Darling
was the manager of the troupe, asked him If he
proposed to open that night. "No." replied Mr.
Darling; "my principal song and daqpe man
here," ointimg to Mr. Wise, "has a cold. I can't
open till to-morrow."
The next morning, to-day a week ago, the two
gentlemen sallied forth to see what they could
Sad. Mr. Wise went to the Poetoffice, and there
found that letters were frequently received for
Mr. Henry T. Vick. Mr. Darling took the stores
a his field, and soon discovered that a Mr. Henry
T. Vick did reside in the neighborhood: that he
bad arrived there about the time Thomas Vlx, of
Caldwell pariush, had died, and that he had mar
ried into a most respectable family living in or
ear Clinton. Proceeding further, Mr. Wise man
aged to get a look at a bill or receipt of some
sort signed by Mr. Henry T. Vick, and lo! there
was the identical handwriting in which Thomas
Viz had made an application for insurance fifteen
months before, and in which Thomas Vix had
written to Noble just before his death, telling
Noble of his illness, which letter had
been deposited by Faulkner as one of the
proofs of Viz'edeath. Assared of his man, Mr.
Wise at once sued out a warrant against Henry T.
Vick, and was soon confronted with that gentle
man before Mr. H. B. Chase, mayor of Clinton.
The accoustion was formally made against him of
bearing a false name and of being a party in an
attempt to swindle the Ph-·nix Insurance Com
Pay. He brazenly denied the charge, stating,
_owever, that he knew Faulkner and the other
parti wsll; that he was a consin of W. C. Noble,
tbs m in whose favor the polcy had baeen taken
oat, and that be bad left ( pldwH perish L o
rember, 1~67. the time Thomuas Viz died. Tothis
Mr. Darling rephlied by telling him that it was se
less to deny: that all the proofs were in his hands,
and that turther evasion would but make mat
ters worse. This seemed to shake Mr. Henry
T. Vick, who asked leave to consult with
his brother-in-law. The conosltation over, the
brother-ialaw advanced to Mr. Wise and said.
*' suppose he is the man-what i the penalty ?'
"Ten years in the penitentiary," said the detec
tire, "but we don't care about this man. he is but
an instrument in the hands of othersn If he will
come out and tell everything, so as to prevent
further trouble. nothing further will be done to
him." H. T. Vick then called in an atterney,
who had an interview with Mr. Wise, who made
to him the same proposition, i. e., to release H. T.
Viok if he would make a clean breslust of it An
other corsoltation between Mr. Henry T. Vick and
hi. attorney followed, when the latter gentleman
announced that he would make a full confesion.
The following document was then written out in
the mayor's ofice and signed:
BTur or LortsI.A.
Parish of East Feliclnao,
March ., 18*9.
I hereby certify that I am the individual insured
in the Phmnix Mutual Life Inosurance Company
of Hartford, Cone.. in the am of $,000, as
thomas Vix, policy No. 20951, in favor of Wm. C.
~(Signod) HBmw T. Vici.
orn to and subsorlbed to this 6th day of
H. B. CASE, J. P.
Appenadedo this is the certidfcate of the clerk
STAT or LoUtstrAN,
Parish of East Pelician. Clerk's Office,
Rtith ultbieot Os.ert )
I, C. F. Buston, osrk of said court, which I a
court of record, do bereby certify that H. B.
Chase, whos geIuae JlIgItur appears to the
n above affidavit, is and was at the time of the
Ig signing of the same, a duly qualified and commis
w sionse jostire of the peace. in and for the fifth
ward ofbthe parish of Best Feliciana, and that his
auts are entitled to fullfaith and credit.
Witness my signature e4lial and the seal of
said court, at Clinton, perish first aforesaid, this
i sixth day of larch, 1809.
C. F. Hesrow, Clerk.
Mr. Wise then said to Vix, as we must now call
him, "I know that Faulkner is at the bottom of
ad this:" to which Viz responded, " D-n Faulkner.
He has caused me all this trouble. He prepared
r. ll the papers," and farther stated that he was
leady to appear in any court to testify against
Faulkner. against whom he seemed much embit
7 te red. Viz was then released.
es With the precious document, Viz's confession,
. In their possession, Messrs. Darling and Wise has
tened back to Port HUdson, and took the Nina
lwmes down to Baton Rouge, where they staid
ad Saturday night and Sunday. They had learned
Sthat Chadwclak. who it will be remembered was
a one of the principal witnesses to substantiate
Vix' deth, was keeping a store for Faulkner
near Waterproof., I., and their object was to me
Scure him before he could get the alarm. Sunday
they got on the Belle Lee, and were landed at
Ie Waterproof early Moday morning. Waiting till
a daylight they sought the house of Mr. Nutter Mar
Id phy,J P..tbe location of which they had previously
at sueertained. To him they told their story, andex
i plained what they wanted. He gave them the
ot agreeable information not only that Chadwick
i was in the neighborhood, but that Noble, the man
e in whose favor the policy was made out, was act
i fog as his clerk. To secure both these worthies
d was a great object, so Mr. Murphy made out war
d rants for their arrest, and constituted Mr. Wise a
ispecial officer to execute them. Then through
the cold gray of the early morning the two, the
e detective and the agent, wended their way
towards Chadwick's store. They had gone as
they thought, about five miles. when meeting with
an old negro, they learned from him that Chad
y wick's store had been burned down the night
tn before; 300 yards further they found the ashes of
3. the store, and from afew negroes gathered around
r learned that Chadwick had gone to Waterproof,
and Noble to Ouachita parish. Turning short
around, back went Messrs. Wise and Darling to
ill Waterproof, determined, if possible, to nab the
a gentlemen. Arrived there they found Noble
is sauntering around, when Mr. Darling went up
to him and engaged him in conversation, findiag
a -out that be was tired of the delay on the part of
a the insurance company tn paying him the $:000
n due on Vix's life, and was on his way to New Or
It leans to eater suit. But about that time up came
Mr. Wise, and very quietly informed Noble that
idhe was under arrest. Noble, however. did not
is lose his presence of mind, and when made aware
ft of the cause of his arrest, stoutly denied that Vix
was alive; but when the statement of Viz was
shown to him, and when he was told all that had
transpired, he gave in at once. Just then Chad
d wick hove in sight, when Mr. Wise at once bore
down on him and soon had him under his wing,
bringing him to where Noble was. The latter's
r salutation to Chadwick was: " Good God ! It's
" all up." Chadwick then seeing that further con
e cealment was useless, opened his heart. The fol
o lowing Is Noble's confession, rerblati :
STATE OF LO!ISIANA, PAISHa OF TENSAS.
I, Wm. C. Noble, of the Parish of Caldwell.
State aforementioned. do solemnly swear that on
or about let of June, A. D. 186ti7, Anthony W.
Faulkner, of Caldwell pariah. State above men
tioned, came to my residence and proposed that
he intended to give me a start by insuring a man;
if I would furnish the subject he would pay the
pretrium, which he did.upon a policy issued by
the Phirnix Mutual Life Insurance Company of
Hartford, State of Connecticut, iiuormug the life
of ore Thos. Viz, in the sum of ?c00. He stated
that he had been appointed agent, and would
stand between myself and the company, and pro.
tect me from all harm. The said Anthony W. Faulk
Der filled out an lapplication and had the said
Thos. Vix. examined by C. C. Meredith, M. D.,
Columbia. parish of Caldwell, State above men
tioned. The said Anthony W. Faulkner told me
that the irsnred party, Thos. Vix, could be report.
ed as being dead, and assisted in drafting the ne
cessary affidavits of his death, wh:cl were sworn
sne ntbsecribed to befo-e Wrr. R Valentine, a jus
tice :f the peace for the parish of Caldwell; Ward
No. 10, by Bleuhen Chadwick and others. The
said Faulkner said that about the time that the said
t Vix was reported dead, he could move to another
part of the State. which the said Vix did, with the
knowledge of said A. W. Faultner. I am aware
that the said Thos. Vizx is now ii\ or in the vicinity
of Clinton, parish of East Felicana, State of Louis.
iana. The said Anthony W. Faulkner has con
tinually urged mme to demand the payment of the
said $t00f0 from the Pi nix Mutnal Life Insur
ance Company : and it was mutnally understood
that when the money was paid, he would divide
the anount equally beowteen nus; and I am rea,'y
oad watit|- t.o olt.. . ,,I iR V otv w-thsl th.
State of Lon'sians and teatify to the truth of the
foregoing affidavit. Wu. C. Noct..
Sworn and subscribed to before me this Sth day
of March, A. D. 169il: N. M.atruay, J. P.
Witness: J. Hi. W:IE.
Chadwick also made a statement to the effect
that some time in May, I'ti;. it.e time when the
application for insurance was made) he was stay.
Sig at l-aulkuer's house, when Faulkner, repre
renting himself to be an agent of the Pho-nix
Insurance Company, induced him to make an ao
I plication to insure the life of Vox for the benefit
of Noble. he further states that the afiidavt of
I Vix's death whceh was signed with his name
was written by Noble, who brought it to him
while he was sick in bed, and not being able to
write at the time, he requested Noble to sign
his name for him, which he did. At the time no
I knew that Vix was alive. Chadwick states that
i he believes Faulkner to be the principal party
in the whole transaction and is reedy to testify
STheir business at Waterproof thus satisfacto.
I rily ended, Messrs. Darling and Wise, withall the
precious proofs they had secured, took passage
on the first boat end came down to New Orleans
where they instituted inqnires about the chief
villain,Faulkner,only to disoot er yesteday mornlog
that be left here on the May Flower for Cald.
well parish on Wednesday afternoon.
'Ihus ends the narrative of us complicated a
piece of roguery uas ever was chronicled and of
as patient and as successful investigatlion of
crime as ever took place. To the parties con
cerned in lit, too much credit cauneot be given.
For sixteen loL% months, with hardly a well
founded suspicion to work upon. Mr. Darling has
pursued his task, and despite of every obstruc
tion, has, by a combination of ingenuity and aun
dacity, at last reached the goal. Mr. Wise, too,
displayed in the part played by him a judgment
and an energy that stamp him as one of the
beat detectives in this country. The Ph'rpix
Insurance ('ompany, too, has acted well; as it
autborized Mr. Darling to spend any am,·not
of money in his quest and to take any measures
to protect the policy holders of the company
against imposition asd lose.
Before w e close this narrative of Faulkner'a ex
ploits, we may state that he has neen neard to
state that be lost everything during the war by
the Yankees, and that he would get his money
back out ot the insurance companies. Twice
before the war his gin house, which was heavi!y
insured, bourneddown, and since the war he has
been interested in tire buildings, which, all in
sured, have been burned down. He- has a!so
been mixed up in other infamous transactions
and has run a pretty successful career of villainy
until this, his lasit exploit, which has so signally
been brought to grief. Faulkner was one of the
two Radical members of the Legislature who voted
agsiast the social equality bill.
KLLIs. jM. am &of bad character, and it
is sserted that his frater wad lyncbed just before
the war for killing a colored woman. ITis, how
ever, Is not substantiated.
Further investigation has shown that the coanI
buried, as containing the body of Vix, was an
empty one, and that the conspirators were ready
to exhume the body of a soldier who had been
boried some time before, should a demand be
made for the remains of Vix.
Altogether the affair is one that partakes more
of romance than of reality. Had such a chain of
occurrences been narrated in a novel, the reader
would have laughed at it as an impossible coin.
age of the brain, and yet here are facts, all
proved by good authority. Certainly it was a mag
nificent acheme of viyainy, embracing as it did
over a dozen persons, none of whom, wonderful
to say, betrayed the secret until it was brought
directly home to them. It is a most remarkable
case and will doubtless form an epoch in the an
nals of crime in this country.
STIU(;I " PEaCs' " MovzOEETr.-A Washing
ton special to the Louisville Courier-Journal,
says: The general army oraer restoring to the
southern commands the officers removed by
Jobhon, caunses a painful impression, and that of
sending Sheridan back to New Orleans, it is con.
tended, will only arouse a bitter feeling among
the people who despisLe him. Hanoook, too, to
ward whom Grant is by no means favorably dis
posed, is sent out to fight the Indians, banished
from civilised life. Ostensibly the orders of
Bherman, they are the wishes of Grant.
Call and see Keep & g ogan, 38 Tabhopifolso
reet, for hardware, outlery, plows, hoes, cast
gs, agricultural implements, stc. Prices low.
b the only sewing mahaine dt for fhmily es,
the (rover & Baker. Warrated for fre years.
therd, breldr and bammer gives with each ma
st 182 Csanl . ]
Our very best thanks are due to the charming
ladies of the Charm Table at the tai for the ben
efit of the German Protestant Orphan Asglan,
now being held at Blaffer's balding, for a well
appreciated and very substantial complimt paid
the CRISCEi T lat evening. The compliaateame
in the shape of a rosy cloud, enveloping a pitcher
of punch, with cake accompaniments: and that
Its reception was a pleasure was evideneed by thes
marked rapidity with which both the fluid and the
solid disappeared. To Mrs. bSei Ge4ny and
Misses Juila Baumgartner, Josephine Godfrey,
Amelia Godfrey and Louise Ferdinand, we sub
scribe outself their debtor. May their kindness
to us find a repetition in the favors betowed upon
them by the patrons of the fair.
I The city being full of young men, some of
rwhom are unemployed and others of a warlike
spirit, a newspaper man at present can scarcely
venture out in the streets without being asked
half a dozen times during the day about Cuban
expeditions. The daily arrivals of refugees in
crease the expectations of our young warriors,
and it is hardly possible to dissuade them from
believing that extensive preparations are going
on for the purpose of assisting the Cuban patriots
who are fighting for liberty. We are not inform
ed of any expedition, but can assure all who
sympathize with the cause of the natives of the
Queen of the Antilles that the work goes bravely
on and that the insurgents are daily gaining
ground. Money, however, is needed to purchase
arms and ammunitions, and we hope soon to see
our population give their aid in raising the neces
The Locisiana assa,'u Lida Legislature got bean
tifully sold the last day of the session. A wag
> drew up a bill, the substance of which was that,
as the white Protestants, white Catholics and
white Jews had orphan asylums of their own,
there ought to be some action taken by the Leg
islature to provide an asylum for colored orphans,
and wound up by proposing to raise a fund by es
tablishbing a game of keno. The bill was read,
but was, of course, about to be laid on the table,
when the nigger members, thinking it was all
right, and that it was the only bill that had been
introduced in their favor during the session, took
the matter up with great earnestness and loud
mouthed oratory (). The wag who wrote out the
bill and sent it in, sat enjoying the scene hugely;
and when he found that the negro members were
really in earnest and determined to put it through,
and that there was a fair chance of their doing it,
took hold of the matter with them, and by a lttle
dexterous " Ilg-rol!ing," succeeded in having the
bill passed at a late hour by the House. The laugh
comes in at this time, when it is known that the
aforesaid bill will not be of any use in building a
colored orphan asylum, but guarantees to the be
fore mentioned wag the c..lebice tririlege of
plcin t i lJh'forlidlden trno, of keno in Louisiana.
Ark not to keno:
Mr. Gen. E. Bovie, secretary of State of Louisi.
ana, left this city yesterdayv for Washington.
It would be a gaod thitg if the acoustics of the
room in which the United Statee D etrict Court is
held could be Improved. No change could make
The number of applicants for 'he $150 yearly
pension allowed to the veterans of l'14-15, is
increasing daily at the State auditor's office, and t
many negro women, we are told, are availing
themselves of the facilities altorded by the taw
making the appropriation. Some time since a
well known old negro woman who sells cakes
around the district courthouses, presuming that
she was entitled to the pension, applied to a gen
tleman in this city to assist in establishing her f
claim. The gentleman, aware that she had never
been married to the colored man, the widow of
whom she pretended to be, necessarily declined
giving his aid in the matter, telling her that this
pension was only intended for those persons who
had been actually married to a veteran. The old
woman was quite dissatisfied at the result of her
ivsuccess, and went away grumbling that she was
as good as married to the old man. lince that
tirre she has produced the necessary document
a certificate from a justice of the peace, signed
by two witnesses-and now regularly draws her
pension. We understand further, that several
persons in wealthy circumstances, among them
one reputed to possess several thousands of djl- c
lars, regularly draw every quarter their $37 50. a
The man who throws an orange or banana
peeling on the sidewalk, oblivious or indifferent
to the annoyance, or, perhaps, serious injury,
that may result to the first foot passenger tread- a
ing upon it, may safely be put down as one of '
the most selfish of human beings, and may be c
classified in the same category with those who,
on a rainy day, elevate their muddy feet in the t
street cars; with those who stop a newsboy with
a pretended Intention of purchastug, but only in
reality to glance over the news for nothin , and
with those who crunch peanuts or talk loud dur- n
ing the solemn parts of the play at the theater.
In foreign cities there are ordinances making
this dropping of orange or banana peels a punish- a
able offense. Why can 't our City Council do as k
much' It wou!d save a tood many broused heads
and nervous shocks.
We observe in the report of proceedings of the
Grand ('onsatory 33:d Degree F. and A. M.,that in
accordance with the suggestion so f:ly and elo
quently urged by Ill.. Com... Samuel M nning
Todd, that body has resolved to sever all connec
tion with the body known as the Grand Orient.
This action is in consequence of the recognition d
by the Grand Orient of the -purious and clandes
tine body known as the Scotch rite in this city,
presided over by one Chaisagnac.
In fair weather it is pleasant to visit a fair and
see the fair sex. The German Protestant Orphano B
Asylum Fair, now being held in I!affer's ;uilding,
Canal street, Is no exception to this rule by any a
means; and the crowds that assemble there are 8
evidence lrminut fi,v, of this. There are pretty,
smiling sweet creatures, (called girls, for abshort)
there in any quantity. Among them are many ti
who made the fair of last year so agreeable- P
Miss. A. L. Mayer and others. At Miss Mayer's
" stall" there hangs a splendid harnee to be voted
!tfor and given to the fire companyreceiving the
largest number of votes. We are also requested
to mentsan roat Mr. .. r. erolte rtndty and gener- r
ously dobated a large lot of fine liquors to the ie
fair. The af-fair is a grand success in every si
respect. But here let this writer mention, in all c
kindness and courtesy, without particular refer- n
ence to Ithis fair, that the practtce in all fairs of ti
dunning a gentleman to " take a chance" in some it
lonsignificant lottery, until he is black in the face,
is not alcwas agreeable, however much he may
like to have young ladles pr ssing him. "A
word to the wise," etc. 0
BSuppose a fortune teller has a baby, what would I t
it's proper apparel be ? "Seer-sucker."
On Saturday, 20th instant, commencement ex- fi
ercises of the Medical Department University of
Louisiana, will be held at Odd Fellow's Hall. The
exercises will consist of the conferring of de
gres by Hon. R. HuBoot, the salutatory by Prof.
John Jones, MI. D., and the valedictory by J. MI. 5
Cnllem, M. D. The occasion will also be en g
livened by orchestral interludes. We acknowl- .
edge the courtesy of an inlvitation. M
Strawberries which have for some time already
appeared in our market, still mantain their high
prices, selling for one dollar and a half per box, ei
or at the rate of five cents a piece. s
The gamblig fraternity's topio is, will Warmoth
sign the gambling bill or not? Ofibr of bets as at
high as ive hundred dollare have been made on m
both sides of the question, without however, being
taken. We fear that for once the sports have not
gone to work agaclemsty enough.
We hear it bhted that the Varietse Club, that
assoation of hospitable entenmen, are to give a
ball shortly after Iest. Be mete it be.
There was a policeman in uniform but not on
duty at the time, very drunk last evening at Du.
montiel's corner, on Canal street, but we forego
mentioning his name as he is an excellent officer
and not in the habit of getting intoxicated, but
let him take warning and keep sober.
We were shown yesterday by Col. 8. N. Moody,
one of the "inaugural cards of invitation," gotten
up for the ball in Washington on the 4th March.
The eard In itself is a piece of curiosity. A eight
of it would remind our readers of the negro farce
enacted at the Academy of Music, where a negro
man is intruated with the doorkeepership of a
ball, with instructions to let no one in unless he
exhibits a ticket, pays two dollars or giver a
" quivilent," (equivalent) and is about the size
of the ticket of the dead head who applies for
admission-ten and a half inches by seven and a
half. It might be used like the dead head's ticket,
which is divided into twenty or more parts ina order
that the fractions might represent the " aquivi
lent " given by all those who enter the ball by in
timidating or deceiving the negro doorkeeper. It
is, however, gotten up in excellent style so far as
the engraving is concerned. The center of the
ticket is a plain frame work containing these
March 4th, 185.
CG T... . ............................... ...COLFALX
the company of -- i. raqteted t the ulagnrarl recp.
teen. to se given at the Uites states Trea.ury sailtins, at
W ashington, D C., on the evening of March 4, 1889.
Thirty-three names follow, among which are
those of E. D. Morgan, U. 8. A., R. C. Schenck,
M. C., W. T. Sherman, B. Perley Poore, W. E.
Chambers and W. E. Clafflin.
A bust of Grant surmounts this frame work,
and is surrounded by a halo of light in which the
words "let aus have peace" can be read. The
frame is supported on the right by the figure of a
female representing Liberty, at the foot of which
a horn of plenty pours out the products of the
soil. The dome of the capitol is seen in the dis
tance. On the left another female figure, holding
in her hand the palm of peace, rests against the
framework and stands upon a dismounted cannon,
and at her feet agricultural implements and pro
ducts denote the pursuite of the people in times of
peace. In the back ground a full rigged ship is
The ticket was inclosed in a white envelope,
franked by J. 8. Harris, senator from Louisiana,
adddressed to Col. S. N. Moody, and marked
We fancy we see a little negro boy toting half a
dozen of these tickets, walking behind or in front
of a party of ladles and gentlemen about entering
the treasury building on the night of the ball.
ST. CnHARLEs.-Mrs. Lander's first benefit takes
place this evening, on which occasion she will ap.
pear for the tirst time in our city as Elizabeth in
the great tragedy rendered famous in the Italian
tongue by Itiotori. and first played in English un
der Mrs. Lander's auspices when in Washington
she played Elizabeth. to the Esser of Mr. Charles
Pope, now manager of the St. Charles. The de
mand for reserved seats for this promised enter
tainment has already been such as to warrant the
assurance of a crowded house. Mr. J. H. Taylor,
who to Mrs. Lauder's Marie A,tfonetle has so
gracefully for four evetiogs past personated
Louis .\ VI, will play Essex, with Mr. George
Becks as Bacon. and the other characters by the
company. Mr. Stevens's benefit, previously an
nounced for Sunday night. has been postponed.
In its stead, the occasion will consist of the per.
formance of Rihtoard 11/, with Mr. Pope in the
AcArDMY.-Dlick Ralph has a benefit to-night.
For the great occasion be annoouces a programme
which, in addition to the regnant attractions, the
' Female 40" end "tBrave Girls." includes his fa
moos sing, "Me Father S )uld Charcoal,' a treat
in itrelf. and that other sing which everybody
can wbiatle, called ")O the Beach at Long
Branch.'" Ralph has entertained all the Academy
play.goers, nime and again. by the humor of his
Ethiopian delineations, and deserves well of his
frienas and the public generally. We notice that
"lxion" is underlined on the bills, to be produced
on Monday next. It is the piece which under the
auspices of the Lydia Thompson troupe has
created such a forire is New tort this season.
'Don't speak to the man at the wheel," say the
posters exteu-ively d splayed about the doorway
of the Academy. Poor " Ixion ;" no dang-r of
any one speaking to him. One doesn't likke to
have anything to do with such revolvers. The
'French Spy' will also be brought out on Mon
Va~erinzs TnuATEa.-The " Lancashire Lass"
was piay'd agaiu last night to a very good
aucteuce, and appeared to be duly appreciated.
To-night we will have Bheridan's immortal
cn edy. "The School for Scandal." The part
of Fir Peter Teazle will be taken by Mr. Ryer,
Laxly Ti'rtae by Miss Orton, with the balance of
the cast di.'tributed amongst the excelleunt stok
company. The performance will undoubtedly be
a fine one.
'lE OPEla.-The "Song of Fortunio." with
which the performance at. the Opera House com
menced last evening, was rendered io a more
creditable style than usua, at this place of amuse
mnent. and was highly appreciated by a small
audience. We heard but a portion of the firat
act of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," in which
Mr. Van Buffen reappeared, after an absence of
several days from the stage, caused by illess.
M'iles HascBSelmann and Ch suveau were in excellent
vcice and sang well. Tee duo, however, between
'heni deiotei thao: M'le chavrveau was somewhat
slow, and required a little more practice wit'i M'lle
H aselniann iefore the doJ can be u0ug perfectly.
We know that it is diflficult and full of vucalies,
but it is beautitul, nod olould not be sung in an
Interir manter. Mr. P ot is still in dobt
whether he will bh well enough to sing on Sit
urday. His benefit, however, is fixed for Mou.
day next. Lent is beginning to have its effec's
upon the downtown theater. Next Sunday belng
Passion bSunday, it may be expected that the
receipts of Mr. ( alabreci will decrease util Palm
Sutiday. During Holy Week there will be no
op, ri. if we are well informed.
NATirai.L 'uasrTat.-There was another large
atte odance last evening a: the performa. e given
by Spslding aLd Mainnig a Minstrels, under the
ausel.tices of FIred Shaw. ard Ned B1nker as acting
and stage managers, reepectively. The pro
gramme en bracing an oil, of vocalsinas by De
merger. Brown. loiw, Bakcr and Patterson. a
violin solo bh John Schne der. a burlesque sketch
entitled the "Pawnbroker's Guest," and a planot
tion scene "Pastimes in Louisiana." After the
performance the gutts were distributed as on the
previous evening to the holders of lucky numbers.
Go and take your chance with the rest this
L'ycatx BALL.-The spontaneous movement
noW being made m our midat towud the rebuild
m s of that tlme-hsoro Insatitutlon of learning
re cently deotr yed by tire, the r-rint Hill Jol
lee, ,necr Mobile, Ala.. finds sympathy on all
sides, among poor and ric:h. The cause of edu.
cation and of charity go band in hand in this cuase,
ard we are certain that the very many among uos,
now grown men, who in their early days have, at
that pleasant, picturesque retreat, been moulded
into the ideas and habits of manhood, will not fail
to reapond to the generoui appeal made by Mrs.
I)r. Webb, who, on "aturday evening, at Lyceum
Ball. is to give a reading, ' The Beauties of Hope
are bthe Vctories of Life," one-half tie proceeds
of which are to be d.nated to the object men
tined. We hope sincerely to see a crowded at
tendance, and can promise our readers that the
entertainment will amply compensate them for the
good they will be doing.
FI'RING BILL COLLGE EN ThRTArbNMN.NT.-The
first entertainment for the benefit of this college
will take place on Saturday at Lyceum HIll and
will consist of a lecture on The Pleasures of Hope
or the Victories of Life, by Mrs. Laura 8. Webb.
The second at the Opera House on Wednesday;
" Jerusalem" and a farce being the programme,
and the third at the Jesuit's Church, on Baronne
street, on the Friday following. This will be a
grand and solemn affair. Rossmni's 8tabat Mater
and a choice selection of other sacred music and
Meverbeer's " Torchlight March" will be per
formed by sons of the princlpal artists of the
Opera House and the best amateur talent of the
Cascnv. Crry Mrrr.C--Col. Ames, in his
efforts to provide for curiosity and amusement
seekers pleant place of resort, meets, we are
pleased to find. with an ample support from the
public, for daily at almost any bour now the viel.
tor will find the spacious musem on St. Charles
street lively with visitors. The two-headed wo
man, Christine Milly, gives daily levees, and Mr.
Richards, the man frog, performs at 7 and 9 each
evenrng and at noon on Saturdays. In addition to
these the visitor will find offered for his Iuspotlio
tbhossade of aroeltles. saimate and laniltoe,
animl d e sad aneral, all of them wOthy
A£ e.s sRes To-Dae .
BT Lornm sfrm & Baose.. at salesrooms Woe.
33 Magazine and 96 Graer street, at 10 oe'look
A. x., 600 cases boots, shoes and bogans. Terms
BY GABRIIL LrAmxoir, at salesrooms, 69 Char
tre sreet, at 10 A. M., 400 eases o boots,
shoes and brogans. Term at sale. Also at scme
place sad time a lot of movable effects.
Br J. DsjAx, Ja., at 183 Gravler street, at 11
A. x., household and office furniture, an upright
and a square piano. Terms cash.
BY MATHIAS KaMza, corner of Louisiana
Avenue and Annunciation street, household fur.
nalture, paintings, cooking stove.
By C. E. GIARDSar & Co., at Nos. 207 and
209 Canal street, at 10I A. n., household furniture,
French mirrors, bronzed clocks, mantel and other
ornaments, etc. Terms cas.
BY Bal Gumm, 94 Chartres street, at 10 A.
H., 500 lots rare plants, fruit trees, shrubs, etc.
MNs. PATTERSON, Mg. SEWARD AND ML WeLLrs.
A few steps from the preesident, and near the
stand of flowers, Mrs. Patterson, a handsome,
though not tall lady, of very pleasing manners and
appearance, received the ady guests. She wore
an eleant white lace shawl which quite envel
oped her person, and a long curl fell down her
back. The simple unaffeoted grace of this lady,
and her entire freedom from pretension either In
garb or manner, attracted highly favorable com
ment. Mrs. Patterson is quite a young lady, and'
when some of the bare-armed, bare-necked,
would-be juvenile dowagers were presented to
her, the contrast was entirely in favor of the
Mr. beward was present in evening dress, and
the victim of a prodigiously high wide stock or
necktie of the old school. Frederiok Sewar. de.
voted himself toentertaining the ladles In the blue
room. Seeretary Browning, of the interior, an
obese gentleman, was on hand, attached to an
immense shirt frill or rutlie that stuck out in front
like the bewsptit of a ship, and was in every way
impressive and imposing. The postmaster gene
ral paid his respects with the others. Secretary
Welles was, perhaps, the finest looking man In
the room. He has a strikingly handsome head,
and the public generally get from his pictures a
very imperfect idea of his personal appearance.
How Mr. Welles got the reputation of being a Rip
Van Winkle I do not pretend to explain, for cer
tainly there is nothing sleepy In his looks. Mr.
McCulloch was pointed out with interest to
The preliminary arrangements were made, on
the 6th, for a fight between MoCoole and Allen
for' $1000 a side. with a stipulation that MoOoole
cannot whip Allen in one hour and a half. $50
forfeit was put up, and $450 more is to be pot up
Monday. McCoole iasists on making the stakes
$3000 or $5000 a aide.
Don't buy a miserable single thread machine,
when you can get a first premium Grover & Baker
at the New York price, fifty-five dollars, and war.
ranted five years, at 18t Canal street.
P.1L U4&'flO &L.
Mias. . H. CALDWmLL.
TEACHER OP ALL BEANOBEB
A Thorough Magrlta Ndaumemta. Miders
Lssagu es and Msde,
DRAWING, ad Insal
LANDSOCAPE AND PORTRAITURU
Re lI0 Oba1 res Strut, New Orleas.
Rev. D. lassoes, New Orleans, L - ret. I. H. ma
Charleson. S. C.; Hon. Trsimoud Lsmdry Lomldasa;
BaH Judge Snmo, New Oleses; Prs. T. is Otidwll
Trr'vng al Unlvermty.
LOURISIA STATI MEIINAU,
EAR ALEXANDRIA. LOUBIIANA,
Faevig--UJadnle of a full ere Of s Ia auoeom s ita
benache of Idtastnre mad SedJso Usually tauaht In the bes
Oliates sad Buverlod e ta
eooatn or my--Ema d oee alery sadh ma Arge
i de Deperst lotnld a Lrtr.ry, ttatfe andOP
tloua a 44 gpseai s sOML a __r--gn
Tss--Perl I expenes, esopt clothing, $410; $204 pa
able in advuaos, balanos in equl pyrmets January it sad
Cadels reselved at say Mune damtag the seades, mad cheise
fses da's of eutaose.
Address D. . noYD, lNsslasdsstr
T N DERTAKER - URMITURE
MYrLE, KOTTWITZ m CO.,
MOSES ETYER, A. n O KOTWITZ, SIMON KOTrWITr,
- -..................-OYAL BTrBT. .................8
(etwoen Ontombooe and Blenvrll stresm.)
New Orless., Ie
Ahywa Oa on ad,dIreet from fret class Mantetses, a em
plte asortmet of PARLR, BKD-ROOM and DININJ
ROOM PETSB; alsoI every soelcrptlI of Cane and Cuashion
Beat CHAIRS, wbleh we are offe to he trade at the leowes
market pdcres, and repectfrbly belcdt the puble to all and
exminl Country erders ll5sd with proemptide marditleo.
:tr aiuteUoti bestowed upon packing.
PWILIP LYNCH. UINDrKTlAKIr,.
I b. OCHARLES STREET.
esallie, ahegny, Slack Walnut and Plaa Bos
alIway on hand. Bodle Embalmed ad arfuly shipped.
Faurals aadl Od to por.e, and h behes by twist se
t(0 to obtain a lhaire of public setreone.
EMOVAL........ .....•......E...I MOVAL.
DANIEL and JAMES D. EDWARDS have removed tem.
porarily) from Nos. 2. S) and 3 New Levese street to the
CORNER OF CUSTOMHOUSE, CLINTON ad PETERS
PTRE.T, ppolte the CUnited Sates OCustom House, prior to
occupytag their new sstbltuimeot, now is reomreof eretion,
fronting on Front ad DoLtte stree, betwe Gravier a d
WMTNrU LANDI) AMD BZOUITIO _
In additles to gOvernmeonI, Sate ad Esllroad rends and
Stocksa, we bay and mUl Loan In Illinois, WiscoLIn, MIlan
Ita, Iowa, Mlajouri, Kansas ad Nebrauka.
The highest si t paid fur etlhs to LARD SOLD FOE
We o purchase at best ates LAND WARRANT8 sad
DIsCRElDITEDWEurTER COUNTY., oITY ANDTOW
Correspaedon tlicited, ed may Informattl rqalrei
t~abr ed witheat charge Address
£5a115 005515 a 0o.,
K Uoose8o S TO MreKa a xawssJ
emoved from No5 IRaeL set,
Masnuhoesem ot o saddler sd nsW-smem.
I~BDDLE!R, HEAEWAE LTINo, PACKING AND
OK. Tbemiteesad ., Lve' m C.. ad
HATHoDL. d irlPSon ,
(F. HATHORN, late of Bhroephltre & Hathrnm; ALFIRED
Wholeale Grocer. sad Commei esi MYe.
(5. 97 ard St ORAYTER STREET NEW ORLEAlIL
CAL WBmdl' UrTETACT.
An 05 whlb restres Gra Har * Its sllem sl ae;
For osl by all droggois sad at the DeIst o
NEW oaRLEaNS, Eu u0 ag,
Sldsweas w r oe eti.
FLIZD IT MTsEL?. I raaesgu ihtn at eIt i ae be
arti yet presmud t se o bspable i theaeareMetrg
the her to n Oritulsle ls Iseuay wohic I ie bs
an my lmema
Imapuser t 3m RW Ia mb esi spelaen.
e. I. JIDWar. hlstes
Ite doe Enbs ss Us hammems
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