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Proprietor*. Editor. k. i. nBuw.y .t HAT H AN 11' 1. I' ' l»E______ Official Journal of the rnited States junii so. is«t. HEW OBLEAXH - -'- r 'uE DAILY REPUBLICAN poWWhod ocr, it a. rhurlws stroct. lorme. un tha—payable in\ in advanc hinple copies, lOcei SUNDAY REPUBLICAN. (6 per year, in advance. AiivertiKemeTiti at No. for mx iryear, in »a t eras' as the W eekly. RateH of Advertising Square l Month. 1 Months. Months $12 net. I $22 net. Subnet •n ** :w •* Bn *• Monthly Advertisements, inserted every other day, to be charged t wo thirds the above rates. Second page monthly advertisements, each square •29 per Transient advertisements, having the run of the paper, first insertion.fi 50 per square; each subse quent insertion 75 cents per square. Second page transient advertisements, each inser lion. Si 50 p intervals to be charged Advertisements inserted i new each insertion. , , , , All Advertisements not raarkfd for any number of insertions will bo published , „ . Regular advertisers, who advertise largely, shall be allowed such discount from above named transient rates as may he agreed upon; provided, that in no caoe shall such discount exceed 2*> per All business notices of advertise™ charged cents net per line who shall be allowed the same discou on business notices as on advertisements. All transient advertisements must be paid for advance. sjular advertisers shall be rendered THE WEEKLY REPUBLICAN Is published every Saturday tion. $5 per ' " quarterly, sa:n Snbscrip .. advance; half yearly and Single copies, 10 cents. Ol'R PLATFORM. "Let our lows ami our institutions speak not of white men, not of red men, not of black men, not of men of any complexion ; but like the laws of God—the Ten Command ments anil the Lord's Prayer—let them •peak of the people.*'— Horace Maynard. Three Solid Plunk* for the Republican Platform. Rebuilding of the Levees by National Aid. Abolition of tiie Cotton Tax. Sugar Interests of tiie State to be Pro tected and Fostered. "Tiie Government of the People, by the People, and for tiie People, shall not Perish from the Earth.*' We are now printing and will be prepared to furnish all the blank'forms for proceed ings in bankruptcy. They are sixty-eight in number, and can be u*ed in any court in the Union. AMALY8IS OP MILITARY The pamphlet entitled " Brief Analysis of the Military Bill," published by this oflice, can be had by calling at the executive com. mittee room, 21 Royal street, or at the counting-room of the Republican, No. 57 fit. Charles street. Portraits of Lincoln and Grant.—W e have received from William II. Van Ornura, esq., the agent for New Orleans, two ele gantly engraved and handsomely framed portraits of President Lincoln and Genera 1 Grant. These plates are published by George E. Perine, No. 10 Courtland street. New York, and are for sale by subscription by Mr. Van Ornum, who has the sole agency for this city. Mr. Van Ornum has left in our office a subscription book, in order that any of our friends desiring to procure either of these magnificent pictures may have it delivered at his house at a few hours notice. Movement of Troops.— General Sheridan has ordered the forty-first infantry to im mediately proceed to Brownsville, Texas. Brevet Brigadier General B. McKenzie, com manding the regiment, will, on his arrival ait Brownsville, report to Brevet Major Gen eral Reynolds, commanding sub district of the Rio Grande, for orders. PENMANSniP AND BOOK-KEEPING.— All the ladies, misses, and lads who intend to join the classes in penmanship and book-keeping at Dolbear Commercial College, 6hould be on hand at nine o'clock this morning. We are glad to see this institution careful of the interests of ladies and lads, as well as of grown gentlemen. The General Grant School.—T his is an institution for the education of colored children, and is situated five miles below Algiers. The examination will take place on Saturday next. The teacher, Mrs. Wil liams, has our thanks for an invitation to attend. Military Personal.— First Lieutenant Jacob DeGress, ninth United States cavalry» is ordered to proceed without delay to Washington, D. C., under special instruc tions from Brevet Major General J. A. Mower, commanding district of Louisiana. Registration in Louisiana.— Prom the latest returns in the office of the command ing general the registration from thirty eight country parishes foots up as follows; Whites, 11,789; colored, 38,634; total, 51,037. Go to A. Simons, 85 Bardnne street, and get the Atlantic and Jlarpcr'8 Monthly for Jaky; also almost anything else you may fed disposed to read in warm weather. Rbgistul—G eneral Sheridan has made another change in the registry board. J.T. Burgess is appointed in Caddo parish, in plade ef-Miller, relieved. Thanks.—W e are under obligations to Dr. Q. Mr. Dtrmeyer, secretary of the board of health, for pamphlets on sanitary matters. Sr. Mabt's Paris*. There is great dis' tras among the people in the overt owed portion of the parish of St. Mary. P — tPCTTiAL.— The New York Hun pro woes Ben Wade for president, and General iOSfdnet tor vice-president. EseieroBR or Voter*.—T he following ap pointment* of registers of voters in this is appointed in the CheneviUe, relieved, is appointed in the ANDREW JOHNSON— THE GREAT IM PEDIMENT. James I. of England, who prided himself on his skill in " kingcraft.* used to say. Let me make the judges and I cars not who makes the laws," a tyrannical motto whoso significance is not without illustra tion at the present day. Congress spent two sessions in concocting the military law and its supplement. They thought they had completely covered the case ; that re construction in these States under these laws could be accomplished only in ac cordance with the, principles of the domin ant party in the nation : that the power of the president to do further mischief was destroyed ; that the only part left hi in was xeeute the law. They forgot that a military bill was to be not only executed by the commander-in-chief of the army, but to be interpreted by the same authority— and that the law being of itself a dead letter receives all its vitality from the in t'rpretation. Let the tyrant appoint the interpreter and whoever will may make the law. If such interpreter be a person *• of no conscience or integrity*' he will give to it what sense he chooses, regardless whether it be that intended by its framers or not. We have just witnessed a cas< point in the" opinion" of Mr. Stanbery and the order of the president based there A more flagrant misrepresentation can hardly be cited, even from the decisions of the most corrupt judges who pandered to the tyranny of the Stuarts. And yet it is specious and calculated to deceive the un wary. But let any one apply to it the practical test of how it would work, and then com pare its certain effects with the well-known intentions of congress, and the most simpl can immediately detect its dislngenuous ness. That congress will permit the will of the people to be thwarted by such a d'etat is incredible. No amount of personal inconvenience could excuse its member! from th" duty of meeting m July next and preventing the great wrong which is threat ened by this dishonest act. Look at its workings. The law is certainly lenient enough; but of the few disabilities it ere ates the majority are swept away like cob webs by the *• interpretation.*' and the whole political power of the recently rebel states is handed over to the same old blind leaders who have led them into their pres ent position. Tt is simply Horace Gree ley's plan of universal amnesty and uni versal suffrage disguised in a military cloak ; and everybody knows how repug nant that plan was to the patriotism and common sense of the nation. This latest development of the president's determination to impose his will on the country instead of being guided by that of the people, as legally expressed, will, however, be likely to have a good effect. It will show congress that ro plan of reconstruction acceptable to the majority can be carried out un til there has been a reconstruc tion ot the executive branch ©f the govern ment. Andrew Johnson, surrounded and upheld by a cabinet which, with a single noble exception, is devoted to his wishes, is the great impediment to tbo rehabilita tion of these states and the pacification of the country. The contest between him and congress has already been prolonged be. yond the point where forbearance ceases to be a virtue. Nothing but his impeachment and consequent removal can give harmony to the government or tranquillity to the country. The people are not only pre pared for this action on the part of congress : they demand it. Of what avail for the national legislature to meet in extra session and explain the existing laws or enact others when the same usurp ing power has the interpretation of them ? It is a mockery of law and justice. It is making the legislative department of the government a by-word and a laughing stock before the world, which sees the president ride through their en actments as if they were ropes of sand. Impeachment, and that alone, is the cure for our present national dif ficulties; and it is time that congress should realize the fact. As for the idle reports of irresponsible scribblers that personal mo tives on the part of certain presidential aspirants have caused the withdrawal of this measure, so important to the welfare of the country, we cannot believfe them, and leel confident that their falsity will be demonstrated in due season. The will of the people cannot be safely thwarted by the machinations of per sonal ambition. If the majority of the nation see the necessity of a change in the executive department of the gov ernment, see that the usurpations »nd mal feasance thereof have caused incalculable mischief already and will inevitably cause much more, if they demand the con stitutional remedy, it must, it will be ap* plied. IEIBHMEI. Irishmen of New Orleans and Louisiana! who are the men that stood by your friends In Ireland after defeat and disaster over took them on the battle-field. John Bright, and John Stuart Mill, and William Gladstone, and Thomas Hughes, and all the leading Radicals In and out of parlia ment in England are your staunchest friends ta dsy.and are urging on the great work ot the liberation of Ireland from tha despotism and thralldom ef centuries. Are yon aware that the men who boldly came to the rescue of the gifted Bnrke, who In bis eloquent defense revived the memory of Emmet and Curran, are English Radicals in full sympa thy and constant correspondence with the leading Radicals of oar own land? Are yon aware that the Radical party in Eng land and the Radical party in tha United Stotwo are one and the same in all their lead ing principles ? if yon are aware ef these facts —and you are too intelligent net to be eonscioos of them— why cling to the old Democratic party now as it ever has been in firm alliance with the old Tory party la England, and by the emissaries of which your brothers are bunted down like wild beasts and shot without mercy wherever they can be found ? Do not let the word democrahdeceive yoa. In England it means liberty and manliness and intelligence, but in this country It means despotism and 1 ignorance, and ail that wilt yon t mn A* bwrtw e* wood and the drawers of water for the rich and the aristocratic^ Break off, therefore, lrom your enemies in both countries, and come out and take your stand with John Bright and Horace Greeley, with John tuart Mill and William Lloyd Garrison, with Thomas Hughes and George Curtis, for they are sowing the seed that will, be fore even the child of to-day has grown gray, republicanize England and all her colonial possessions, and perhaps one-ball the continent of Europe. THE OVER ISSUE OP CITY NOTES. Mayor Heath yesterday officially made known a fact that has been notorious on the streets for many months. He is in formed by the city treasurer and notifies the common council that the treasurer and controller have on their own motion been Hooding the city with notes purporting to bo issued by proper authorization ot the city government. A resolution is cited by these official*! as their authority which the mayor shows contains no shadow of authorization for such issue. One and ?. quarter millions of dollars have thus been added to the heretofore large circulation of city notes. The fhoney has of course gone to pay for the innumerable jobs which the rings about the city hall have been helping each other to for the past two years. The effect has been plainly felt ii every avenue of business. City money hai been going down from day to day until it is now a drug at seven and a half per cent discount. Notwithstanding the mayor's suggestion that this whole issue should be repudiated by the common council, the public need have no apprehensions on this score, as the notes were made and paid out by the agents of the city. The people elected these gentlemen to their positions, and will be compelled to foot the bill. Every dol lar that has been thus put off upon the public will have to be redeemed, and a re fusal will render the corporation liable to a suit at law. and its property liable to seizure. The tax-payers of this city may prepare to pay some heavy sums by way of taxes within the next two years. Ther is no hope of repudiation, and no way to get out of paying the municipal debts. A statement of the case is strong enough without comment. The people should at last begin to open their eyes to the situa tion of things. And if the result of the next election is not different from that of the last , then they will deserve the troubles they bring upon themselves. SENSATION. A friend who spent several months iu Mexico last winter dropped in upon us last evening overflowing with sensational Mex ican news, all of which we should be glad to publish if we were not fearful that it would take a week's steady writing to ex plain or contradict it after it bod gone forth to the world. But an item or two we cannot refrain from letting see the light. The great railroad and canal schemer, Marshall O. Roberts, of New York, the one-legged gambler and patriot Santa Anna, and his excellency Andrew Johnson, it seems have formed a copartnership to oust Juarez, take pos session of Mexico, and hold it long enough to get some dozen or two valuable railroad and canal charters and then let it go to the hungry Mexican generals, who are to come iu in the course of a year or two to gobble up the crumbs. Like all enterprising companies, this im maculate trio seem to meet with the usual obstacles. One of the prominent members of the firm, if the telegraph speaks the truth, Is already in the hands of a general who is not disposed to treat him ns a dis tinguished guest whose pockets are filled with gold, but as a revolutionist bent upon the spoliation of the country he has already taken millions from. Santa Anna, Roberts, and Johnson. Let us watch and see how they will bring Mexico out of the muddle in which she seems to be floundering. Tun Three Year City Contracts.— Mayor lleath yesterday sent a message to the common council vetoing the contracts for cleaning the streets for the next three years. Both boards, however, promptly repassed the resolution ot confirmation over the veto. So, unless some higher power intervenes, the wretched job system will be continued with a rash. More city notes will have to be printed; the streets will remain in splendid condition for the introduction of yellow fever and cholera, and the peo ple will be compelled to pay three times more to the contractors for the slighting manner in which they do their work than they paid for a clean city under the better plan of committing this matter to city officers We suppose the people of New Orleans will stand all this until next fall, when we shall expect them to send in such a veto that it will be sustained. ents of the ■ speedily be opened with the generals i have usurped the power of removing c Removals by the Military.— The follow ing from the Washington National Intelli gencer , the organ of President Johnson, clearly indicates an unwillingness on the part of the administration to replace to office "particularly obnoxious*' persons like Monroe, Abell A Co.: It seems to be settled definitively that in structions will at once be sent to the several military commanders at the south, requir ing them to conform their action in refer ence to the registration and qualifications of voter* to the views expressed in the two opiuions of the attorney general recently submitted to the president and cabinet, ana approved by them. The determination upon this point, and its partial develop ment, probably gave rise to the confident tone indulged by Washington correspond the norther^ press as to immediate and thorough action in respect to other points embraced in the opinion of the at* torney general, published by us on Monday. Doubtless, however, a correspondence will state officers at the south, and appointing others; aud when the facts in each case *».aii have been obtained and considered, a general..------—_ _ ence to replacing the deposed officers. were effected, were all obviously Illegal am wrong, the matter might assume a new phase when the question of replacing a par ticularly obnoxious person In important posts came up for executive consideration. The Tebakjat Defalcation.— New Or lean$, June Ifi.—The statement that Gov trnor Flanders knew oi and did nohreport irv and bank In this rernoi Wanders, like many the frauds in the treasury and bank 1 city, is 1___.RIMBMMffipV of our best ettfeeas, was a heavy loser by the malfeasance of the officers and directors of the First national b*ak.~ Telegram to N. public at HO DL KXAMIUTIOIW. 1 Seventh Day-Tuesday. The first rainy, disagreeable day since the beginning of the school examinations, occur red yesterday, yet the indefatigable presi dent of the board of directors, the superin. tendent, and the reporters for the press were present, assisting and giving cncour ment by their presence to this the greatest work of New Orleans—the work of public instruction. And though the weather was disagreeable, all were agreeably met with thorough instruction at the schodls visited yesterday, particularly at those two excel lent ones, named after the greatest of states men—Webster and Jefferson. And first of the •IrffVi Mon Boy*' School. Here all visitors were greeted on entering with the sight of the stars and stripes float ing from the balcony. " Stout hearts hare fought for that bright ilag. Bring* tear* of joy At least to the eyes of every patriot, and on seeiug that standard sheet so flowing, it was not surprising to learn at the gate, from the mouth of a sou of a noble sire, that the vet eran principal of the Jefferson, Mr. Win. F. Mead, 1ms been loyal throughout the country's struggle. If lie is uot also a man of excellent common sense, sound judg ment, thorough scholarship, liberal views, and a successful educator, we are greatly mistaken. As a teacher of 1ns present class, he has been very successful, and the whole school and its corps of teachers seem to be such as every fond parent would wish to see them. The total number of pupils in the Jefferson is four hundred and thirty-six, the average daily attendance being four hundred and sixteen. One pupil from the principal's department, Master Fred. Par mole, and one from the department of Mrs. Ferguson, Master Tebault, have been selected as beneficiary cadets to the Louisi ana State Seminary, near Alexandria. The principal has an unusually small number of pupils! (twenty six), nearly all of the older and more advanced pupils of his first class having been withdrawn by removal and other causes. Many Germans and other for eign nationalities reside near this school, who withdraw their boys at an early age to engage in industrial pursuits. The girls remain in school longer. No teacher in this school ha- over sixty-five pupils, and the lowest number to an assistant is thirty-six. The population around this school is dense enough to overfill it with pupils,commodious as it is. Mr. Mead very pleasantly and ju diciously teaches some of the rudiments of music to his pupils, and their happy voices rang through the building yesterday. The first assistant here, Mrs. C. A. Curtis, is also a veteran teacher in the city schools, hav ing commenced about twenty-five years since, or only a year after their inaugura tion. Her lower grade pupils, though but a short time since entering school, showed fuir progress m fractions yes terday. If thorough teaching can bring them up, they will have it. To the department of Mrs. M. Moore, we entered with pleasure, seeing in larce letters upon the walls, "Welcome." Aud we were wel comed to a good recitation in geography, and to some good recitals by the best boy.-, iu school, one of whom gave Hallcck's "Marco Bozzaris" in as good style as an j young Greek could have done in the Grecian age. There are nine teachers in this fine school: the names of those uot already men tioned are Mrs. M. A. Ferguson, and the Mbses J. B. Grant, R. V. Beggs, N. Parr, C. Lucas, aud Rosa Hubert. The JPuuItiintr School. The examination at the Paulding school, at the corner of Constance and Gaicnnic streets, passed ml' very creditably to the teachers and to the pupils alike. The boys' department is presided over by Mr. I„ C. Reed, as principal, with the following valu able corps of auxiliaries: First assistant. Mrs. I,, (j. Campbell; second assistant, Miss M. Mills: third assistants, Miss C. A. Warner, and Miss M. ii. McLaughlin; French teacher, Miss Pitard. The examination in reading in the room of the principal, to which our reporter listened, was conducted with great credit, as we have said, to both teacher aud pupils. Tiie principal takes great care in the matter of pronunciation, and the definitions of words. Mr. Reed has been at the head of this school about a year, having taken the place of Mr. Garretson, who resigned at that. time. He has established some new systems of education, which work very handsomely. Our reporter paid some attention to the examination in the room of Mrs. Campbell, the first assistant. The examination of the classes In geography aud arithmetic showed remarkable proficiency. In geography the teacher kept up a random asking of ques tions, covering every portion of the sub jects, as fast as they could be pro pounded, and they were as quickly answered, and the answers were al most invariably correct. Her class In aritli metic, composed of young lads eight and oi age. passed an nine to twelv _ examination creditable fudeed. The teacher propounded the most difficult problems in fractious, which were answered correctly as fast as the nim ble fingers of the pupils could fly over the blackboard. The correctness of deportment nils spoke volumes in behalf of the discipline maintained by Mrs. Campbell in her depart ment. The three first lady assistants iu this school have been for several years connected with this school, and this fact alone is ample evidence ol* their capacity,for without the most marked talent to support them they would not have been retained under the late regime. After regular examinations in the studies pursued, the folio win declamations were Hale), by H. Delgado. recited: ].*• It Snows," (M . . _ 2. " The Pa t," (Brqant), U. Stuart, 3. " Maidennood," (Longfellow), Columbus Moise. 4. Iriah Dialogue, B. Hack and B. Wheel chan. R. " The Old Clock on the Stairs," J. Warren. Ada-ns and Jefferson,'' (Everett), R. Stuart 7. Dutch Dialogue, B. Iluck and B. Wueelehan. 8. ' Tha Battle/' (Schiller), H. Warren. 9. Dialogue '■Reading—A Fine Art," R. Stuart, CL Edwards, F. Larreaquetn. F. Eldridge. 10. Valedictory Essay. Robert Stuart. The female department ot the same school is under the supervision of the fol lowing teachers: Principal, Mrs. H. C. Emerson: first assistant, Miss N. Iiogan: second as-istant, Miss Eliza Todd; third assistant, Miss Ida Patten; fourth assistant, Miss Mary E. Tank. In this department the young misses were compelled to under o an examination fully as severe as the go an examination iuny as severe as me boys in the room below, and of which they acquitted themselves fully as creditably. The examination here ended with a well selected programme of declamation, compo sition, aud song, which our limited space forbids our printing. The average attend ance has been 253 at this school. Webiter * Girl*' Icksol. In this excellent school there were 585 pupils last month, but the number has been reduced to between 400 and 600. Still it is one of the largest in the first district. Among the decorations (?) in the depart ------Cavidaly, meut of the principal, Miss L. A. was observed a wreath with only white and red ribbons attached—the emblem of seces sion. To draw the matter very mildly, here is a great want of taste. None but true Americans, loyal to their country, should be permitted to teach the youth of America. Ana none such but most love ths red, white, and blue. The country should be ashamed of those who are ashamed of the colors of A very full examination of the first and second classes of French in this depart ment— the latter of twenty-two little girls, ther—was quite satisfactory. They were ""carefully and accurately taught,'' though " little prominence of time or attention " are given to this study in these schools, such being only devoted to the lan guage of the nation—the " king's English.'' Miss Cavtdaly'e pronunciation of the French and her method of teaching are of the best. The French class of Miss Williams also showed good progress for children. A couple of specimens of declamation specimens or aeciamatioo were in the first assistant's department, •artieularly that of Miss Do Castro particularly that or miss do uanro— - a Mother's Love." In Miss Eastin's first arithmetic class was shown the perfection of youth in fractions. The class must be the daughters of financiers and account ants. But space forbids speaking of all the departments, and of the good compositions and other exercises of the afternoou's ex Tbe corps of teachers are as lot hibition. lows: Miss L. A, Cavidaly, Mrs. L, M. Wil liams. the Misses E Tobin, 8. Simmons, Delia Moore. O. Woodworth, and Dentxel, and Mrs E. fi. Pitching. To ________________ __ law. day the Jackson (boys and girls) and nolle (boya and girls) schools will be ex CHARTRES 8TREET INCENDIARISM TRIAL BEFORE RECORDER GASTINEL. Ai-gumontts oi Counsel. THE ACCUSED HELD TOR TRIAL Ten Thousand Dollars Bonds. K RTF K X TO IMPUHO X M E X T The examination of J. A. PaRocha, F. Dubois, J. G. Becker, ami H. 8. Davies, alleged to be connected with the Chartres street incendiarism, was concluded yester day before Recorder Gastinel. It has al ready been mentioned that the counsel for the prosecution were Messrs. T. G. Hunt and Albert Voorhies, and that the counsel for the defense were Messrs. Pierre Soule, Emile Charvet, J. 13. Cotton, and John E. Holland. The first witness called yesterday for the prosecution was; E. P. Tricout.—Witness entered the store RIG Chartres street, on the 13th inst., about 9 o'clock A. M., with the chief of police, lor the purpose of taking an inventory of the •as iu said store; saw the preparations in is I good that had been made to set the house on fire; witness went to work, with one Mr. Derfoux, to take an inventory of the stock; the great est portion of the goods were scattered on the counter; on the shelves were boxes simi lar to the one now in court (a paper box): a great quantity of them were empty; of every ten boxes eight were empty; witness thinks there were not $500 worth of goods iu the whole 249 boxes in the store; witness worked Thursday, Friday, aud Saturday on the inventory, and got through about 11 o'clock Saturday; gave the inventory to the chief of police*, the amount of inventory was, in all, $4811; witness lookeil for tiie lamp and the cover of the campliene can, but neither could be found. Looked carefully, and cleaned the store up, but could not find either of these articles. [It was testified by a w itness on Saturday that Dubois told him in the parish prison he put the can of campliene on the shelf and put on the cover.] The appraisement was made partly from the invoices found in the store and partly from an estimate ot the value of the goods. Part of the goods were perfectly freehand all in good order. There were some $1200 worth of cloth and silk cloaks for winter wear among the stock. The goods were of a class known us fancy dry goods and were worth about the same as six months pre vious. There were no staple goods in the stock. We appraised them at a fair value. Estimated about one-fourth of the goods at the invoice price without taking into con sideration the cost of freight, drayage, in surance, or storage. Estimated the goods at the price we could have gone into a whole sale store and bought them for except those from the invoice list of prices. The wholesale price of goods of this class in this city is about twenty-five per cent, above the cost to the dealers here allowing ten per cent for expenses, and fifteen per cent, for profits. In making the estimate, it was confined to the goods, and did not include fixtures or counters Witness does not recollect that he did not take any item of the invoice from the bills of Gooden, Thayer & Co. lie might not have done so. The invoice was made at the instance of the chief of police. Witness is engaged iu the purchase of fancy goods, and lots been em ployed in a dry goods store. Police Officer Conners—The testimony of the witness is substantially a repetition of that by Mr. Farrell before reported; as he is the officer who engaged a room at the Orleans hotel, and watched the proceeding? aud parties connected with the incendiar ism under the direction of Mr. Farrell, aid to the chief of police. On Saturday eveniut;, witness was on the nailery of the Orleans hotel, saw the store closed, but received no signal, such as Farrell, the aid, had in formed would be made by Levie. Tire sig. nal was to be as described by a previous witness, and already reported. On the evening of the attempted_firc as the cathedral clock struck seven Dubois commenced putting up the Bhutters on the store window, DaRocha came from St. Louis street smoking a cigar; went into the store,_ e<T aud remained there about three aud a half minutes. Dubois in putting up tiie cross bar on the store window seemed very ex cited; let the end of the bar fall three times, which did not happen any other evening while witness was there, ltubois and Levie were standing in the door, aud UaRocba passed out between them; Levie locked the door. DaRocha walked down almost to the corner, crossing Chartres street almost to the lower side of Toulouse. Dubois and Levie walked to the corner together. Levie made the signal by taking otf his hat, etc., that the fire had been started. Farrell came then, and asked wbtuess if he saw the signal. Witness replied that he did, and was looking to Bee which way tiie parties were going, in the hail Farrell took out Ins watch, and witness saw by it that the time was exactly four minutes past seven. Witness and Far rel went to the corner of Toulouse and Chartres streets till Levie returned. A few minutes afterward witness saw the chief of polici, Mr. Youennes, and Captain Adams come down the street. The chief of police bought a candle at a corner grocery and unlocked and entered Davies' store, followed by the parties before mentioned. Witness related what has been previously reported about the discovery and extinction of the fire. After this the chief of police left witness outside of the store to guard the entrance and see that no one went in. Witness was subsequently re lieved bv aaother officer and went to the house of'DaRocha, corner of Dorbigny and Uraulines streets, with Farrell and Izard. Farrell told DaRocha his store on Chartres street was on tire. DaRocha said he had no store on Chartres street, 'Farrell said "that store you were iu this afternoon, H, 8. Davies'." DaRocha said lie was in no store that evening. Then by tho chiefs orders, the officers arrested DaRocha and Dubois Witness was afterward ordered by the chief to go to 130 Chartres street at six o'clock next morning aud relieve the officer there. Witness, from the gallery of tiie Orleans hotel, could see into Davies' store about eight or ten feet. When DaRocha entered the store that evening ho went back in the store till witness lost sight of him. During that time Levie was standing Inside the door. Dubois was standing on the outside putting up the shutters. When DaRocha came out Dubois through putting up the shutters. Levie timony of Conners was then closed. Mr. Voorhies, by consent of the counsel for the accused, introduced the policies of insurance on the stock of Davies, amount ing to $70W) ; policy of the Home Insurance company $7000, the Citizens' Insurance company $2000, both dated May J9tb, 1887, and the Merchants' Insurance company, $:i()00, dated June lad ; he also Introduced, as evidence to support the testimony that there had been a delay in effecting the in surance, and a consequent postponement of the fire, the application, dated June 1st, of Davies, to the Etna company for $3000 insur ance above the $1000 already obtained, which was refused after investigation by the agent of the company, on the ground that it would be an excessive insurance, and the stock was not worth $7000. Mr. Soule, for the defense, alluded to the inventory in court, to sustain the point that the stock was not over-tusured. The answer to the idea that there was excessive insur ance is dispelled, he maintained, by the assisted Dubois in putting up the bar after Dubois had let it fall three times. The tea prosecution, In reply to Judge Cotton, for the defense, that the attempt to set the fire was in the daytime, and before sunset, the penalty for which is imprisonment for not leas than ten, nor more than twenty yean. istwiiL ._____mmmi n policy of $30CO, made oiler Investigation by the Me • ' erchant.' Insurance company. Judge Cotton, also for the accused, maintained that the rejected application was inadmissi ble. The recorder aeulded to admit it. Thomas F.. Adams, chief of police, re called—Witness kept the key of Davies' •tore in his possession from the time he locked the store on the night of the at tempt to fire tt until the Inventory was **Thli closed the evidence on behalf of the proMtcutlon. Na evidence was offered for the defense. It was Admitted by Mr. Voorhies, for the He should prosecute the defendants under three sections of the act of 1858—the second, fifth, and sixth sections. Judge Hunt— My associate has stated that we prosecute under the statute of 1858. for three several offenses, which may be joined in one indictment. The Recorder—The second section, de fining the punishment tor setting lire to a house, etc., iu the daytime, iu which there is a human being, is imprisonment lor not less than ten, nor more than twenty years. I think they can be committed uuder the second section, aud when the case comes before the first district court, the jury can indict them, it at all, uuder whatever sec tion they may select. Judge Hunt—Setting fire, attempting to set fire, preparing combustible materials to set fire, are three separate offenses. They have been guilty of all. The Recorder—It is not material to con* fine the offense to one section; but I sug gested the second only to make some com mitment to hold the defendants. The grand jury will find an indictment for the offense when the case goes to them. Mr. Voorhies—Before the recorder, if there is probable guilt, it is his duty to commit the prisoners for trial iu the first district court. Before the jury, unless there be was an actual settiug fire to the house since the fixtures form a part of it. It is proven that a family resided iu the upper part of the house. Unless the evidence of the main witness is disbelieved, the re corder is bound to commit all tiie defend ants. Davies is guilty of being accessory before tiie tact under the second section. Becker, the most that can bo said of him is, that if he is not guilty as a principal he is guilty as an accessory before the fact under the second section. Under tiie " combustible " section, the four defendants are guilty as principals, be cause they were all co-conspirators. Under the second and fifth,section-, Da Rocha and Dubois are principals, and Davies and Becker accessories before the fact. Mr. Soule—The public sentiment has so far been poisoned oy the statements that has been made in relation to this drama, that we deem it not at this time advisable to set up any defense whatever. Judge Cotton—Justice requires that your honor should weigh well tiie evidence of the witnesses. When the time comes for trial of the case, I ant satisfied that not a hair of tiie heads of one of the accused will be harmed. Judge Hunt—This is a very confident as sertion of the acquittal of these parties with nothing to sustain it. "The public mind has been poisoned." How has it been done ? The testimony has been taken—it has been published. He who has, by information, jrotected tiie lives of human beings, has been declared to be a villain, and the party who should lie punished. This liaB been mysteriously hinted at by the counsel for the accused. Judge Hunt reviewed the testimony from tiie commencement, and maintained that the parties had combined and confederated together to set fire to the store. It is en tirely reasonable, he argued, to tippose that Davies was in tiie plot. The five or six- huu dred dollars additional compensation pro posed to Levie by DaRocha, was held out as an inducement to this young man to commit an not which would destroy his peace of mind forever, blast his prospects, and ruin him for life. He was told, also, that he might do tiie act with impunity, because h was too well kuown to be suspected. All of the accused have been guilty oi an attempt to set the buildiug on fire. 1 ask your honor to make said commitment as you may think proper, aud in accordance with public j tice. The Recorder—I send them all to the first district court ou the charge of committing the offense in the daytime. Judge Cotton asked (hat the amount of bail be fixed. The Recorder—I fix the amount of bail at $10,600 each. Judge Cotton—We shall make application to the first district court to-morrow, ou On ground that the bail is excessive. The Recorder—I do not admit that the bail is excessive. I shall uot take the re sponsibility to make it less. The case will go at once to the first district court, and counsel can make application to that court for bail. The amount fixed by the re corder's court will not influence the first district court. If I fixed it at $7)000, that court might require $10,000 bail from each of the accused. J Tin* Atlantic Cable Company have pub lished a statement of their receipts during April, which amounted to $178,700 in gold, the largest number of messages being sent from Europe. 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