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"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
Rebuilding of the Levees by National
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.
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.
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
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
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
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*
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.
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
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.
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
•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
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
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.
].*• 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
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
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
Ai-gumontts oi Counsel.
Ten Thousand Dollars Bonds.
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.
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
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,_
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
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
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.
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. They estimate their business
from the opening on July 28th, 1866, to the
end of April lust, to have brought them
$1,221.646 in gold. _
eived and for sale at the
57 St. Charles Street.
Teachers or Pupils who wish to learn an elegant
■tjle of Penmanship in a few easy lessons or who
wish to learn Book-keepmp, Mathematics, or Lan
guages, can do so at DOLBEAR COMMERCIAL
COLLEGE, corner Camp and Common streets.
Special hours and apartments tor ladies, misses,
and also for lads. Classes begin WEDNESDAY,
26th. All should enter their names before.
Special arrangements for clerks during closing of
je2J lm 2dp President.
Of Pensacola, Florida, are prepared to deliver car
goes of
OanB-Sswed Yellow Pine Lumber
To vessels in that port on the shortest notice. They
will contract for DECK-PLANK, SHIP-PLANK,
etc. Their mills have a capacity of 06,000 feet per
diem. Address
myl5 2dp Superintendent. Pensacola, Ha
Persons breaking up housekeeping and wishing
teir Household Furniture, and avoid
i Suction, will And it
to dispose of their Household Furniture, and
the inoonvenitnees of an Suction, wil'
their interest to call on the undersized.
Also, will pay a fair price for nil kinds of good
second hand furniture by the single piece or in bulk
Orders promptly attended to.
140 Customhouse steret,
j«5 lm 2dp _ (Near Dauphin.)
PosTornct, New Orleans. La., \
November 26. 1666. S
Until further notice the MAILS at the New Or
leans Postoffice will be closed as follows:
Mails for Mobile, Montgomery, Augusta, and At
lanta close daily at 5 p. m.
Coast mail for all poetofficee as far np the river aa
Bayou Sara closes Mondays at 3 p. m. and Fridays
at 8 a. u.
Vicksburg mails dose at 3 P. M. every Tuesday and
Saturday, via the river.
Mails for Lower Coast close at 9 a. u. every Tuec
day aod Friday.
Maile for Covington close at 8 A. U. every Moaday
and Thursday.
Mails for Algiers close daily aPB a. m.
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close daily at 2 P. m.
Mails for tho Lafourche parishes will close on
Mondsy, Wednesday, and Friday at 2 P. If.
Mails for Galveston, Brazos Santiago, and Browne
ville, Texas, via Opelousas railroad, will close on
? undays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at
A. M.
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day and Saturday, via the river.
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weekly—Taeedays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
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clearing for said port.
All mMil matter for the North, East, and West, by
the New Orleans and Jackson railroad, closes dally
ate P. A
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The delivery will be kept opes until 7 ?. IS..
hsndsys—Offirn opaas at Sam.; and doss*' at 13 M.
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81. 4 'harleft 8 treet..
We have recently put up in our office and
in operation three first-class
of assorted sizes. 1 hese are considered in Ne*
the best presses that are made for the rapid
perior execution of work. We employ skillful
men, who will at all times be properly inf<
to the latest^and best styles of work.
We would call the particular attention ot
Mercantile and Business Community to thi
partment of our Establishment, a$ wo have
very extensive addition* to It in tiie way of
PllEKSEisi, Etc,
And all kinds of MERCANTILE WORK.
Th facilities we have in the way of
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Steamboat Officers will find it to tbw
W# have made special provisions for
Printing, and have
Price Meordlfirb.
mr 1« iMt, all Usd* el JOB PRINTDIB *
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