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SFnIDAY, March 23.
The Senate met at 11 a. m. and was
.lled to order by the President, Lieu
topant Governor Wiltz.
There being no quorum a recess was
taken till 12 o'clock, when a quorum
Mr. Garland, without previous notice,
introduced Senate bill No. 131 relative
to evidence in criminal cases. head and
Mr. Boatner submitted a memorial
from citizens of Catahoula parish pray
ing to exempt from taxation widows who
do not own over $200 worth of taxable
The conference committee on Senate
'bill No. 101, to regulate the terms of
arish courts and fix salaries of parish
judges, reported in fixing the salariesas
fllows: In parishes having but one
resentative in the Legislature $1250,
in those having two $1750 in those hav
ing three $2250, in those having four or
Mr. White in the chair.
The report was adopted, carrying with
it the passage of the bill as declared by
House bill No. 45, to repeal act No. 45
of 1876, defining the limits of the Second
Judicial District, and to re-annex the
Sixth and Seventh Municipal Districts
of New Orleans to the First Judicial
Distriot, being reported on with amend
I mets, was read.
The bill was read a second time, when
further suspension of the rules was re
fused, and the bill was postponed.
The Senate joined the House to ballot
for United States Senator and shortly
returned, when, at 1:45 p. m., on motion
of Mr. Grover, the Senate went into
Mr. Breaux in the chair.
After executive session, which lasted
'till 3:15 p. m., Mr. Breaux beoing in the
Mr. Perkins called up and had fixed
as order for to-day House bill 153, the
Board of Health bill.
Mr. Ogden introduced resolutions for
the expulsion of Henry Demas as a
member of the Senate.
The resolutions were adopted with but
,one dissenting voice- the vote of Sena
The resolution reads:
Whereas, Henry Demas, Senator of
'the Sixth Senatorial District, for the
short term, having qualified and taken
the oath in this body, has unmindful
of his said oath, without leave of ab
sence first obtained, left his seat in this
body "and connected himself with an
usurping body, calling itself the Senate
of the State of Louisiana, in violation
of his duty and his said oath office;
therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of
Louisiana, that the seat of the Senator
from the Sixth Senatorial District for
the short tern be and the same is here
by declared 2v·nt, and that his Excel
lency the Governor be notified of said
The bill to better secure life insurance
policy holders finally passed as amend
ed by the House.
- - Mr. Steve - for oommittoa reported
favorably on the bill to facilitate the
liquidation of the bonded and floating
debt of New Orleans by authorizing the
city to sue, etc.
House bill fixing the fees of the crim
inal sheriff of Orleans, fixing the allow
ance for keeping prisoners at forty cents
per capita, was taken up as reported on
favorably by the committee with an
amendment, changing the figures from
40 to 50 cents.
Mr. White in the chair.
The bill, with the change proposed,
'Was finally passed.
House bill No. 230, substitute for Sen
ate bill to limit costs in criminal cases
in the parishes, the bill having been re
ported on unfavorably.
Mr. Goode moved for a Committee on
Mr. White asked to take up House
-bill No. 215 and Senate bill No. 6-elec
tion bill-reported by substitute.
The bills were made the order for
At 4 o'clock the Senate adjourned till
12 m. Saturday.
The House assembled at the usual
hour. Speaker Bush in the chair and
a quorum present.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Palmer.
The House immediately resolved
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.
Mr. Leeds, of Orleans, in the chair.
The general appropriation bill was
taken up on the amendment of Mr.
cVoorhies, relative to the appropriations
for the charity hospitals of New Orleans
and Shreveport. The matter of making
the warrants issued to the last named
i1pstitution receivable for taxes and
licenses provoking debate, as on the
revious day, and causing the commit
iie to rise from want of a quorum on a
"tote on the subject,
'4he roll being then called a quorum I
the House was found present, and
Voorhies withdrew his amendment,
n the House had again gone into
Ooinmittee of the Whole.
An appropriation of $2600 for con
at expenses of the Supreme Court I
oe committee rose and reported 1
e Senate and House now met in
assembly and proceeded to ballot
United ltates Senator, with the
Senate. House. Total.
r heeler............ 4 19
.... . ...... I1 13 24
Total................. 65 6
No choice, and the Senate withdrew.
Senator Garland was nominated by
Senator George by Senator Ogden.
The name of Senator Mitchell was
lthdrawn by Senator Breaux.
e House resumed its separate ses
ate bill No. 121, the levee bill.
ill comes from the Committee on
and Levees, to which it had been
to compare it with the Levee
der bill, in order to ascertain
r they did not conflict. The re
as to the effect that they did not
ot in any particular. The bill
ye of absence was granted to Mr.
aehburn, of Morehouse, for ten days,
.beg_ ning on Monday.
to Mr. Stagg, of St. Landry, for
the same period, beginning on Satur
of absence was refused to Mr.
Female Orphan Asylum of Baton Rouge.
Speaker Bush offered a resolution to
the effect that the committee now rise
to report in favor of the reference of
this bill to the Finance Committee of
the Senate and the Committee on Ap
propriations of the House, to rearrange
the bill, reduce if needs be its appro
priations to within the limits or the
revenues of the current year, to arrange
the appropriations numerically, and re
port the order in which they shall be
paid; and that no warrants be issued
for one appropriation until the previous
one has been paid in full. Adopted.
House bill No. 280, appropriating one
hundred and fifteen thousand dollars to
defray the expenses of the General As
sembly for the extra asssion, was takes
up by the committee,
Mr. Young, of Olaiborne chairman
of the Committee on Contingent EK
pensee, stated that the following were
the estimates for this appropriation: for
the House, 120 members, at $8 a day,
$57,000; Clerk of the House, $1000; er
geant-at-Arms $1000; Minutealerk 750;
Asslstant, $750; Journal Clerk, $750;
Door.keeper, s420; Porter, $420; Fost
master, 420; Speaker's Clerk $420; -
$420; Clerk of Railroad Committee_$42o;
of Committee on Claims $420; of Ways
and Means Committee, S420; Chief En
rolling Clerk, $480; Contingent Expen
ses, $480; Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms,
$480; twelve enrolling clerks, $5040; six
porters, $1080; eleven pages, $1320 con
tingent expenses, printing and publish
ing, printin , $1415 60;
rent of Odd Fellows' Hall, -
bills of the Sergeant-at-Arms, $750.
An amendment was offered, provided
that the balance of the appropriation
for the regular session be applied for
the payment, pro tanto, of the members
and employes of the General Assembly.
The bill was then passed finally.
The committoe rose and reported their
action to the House.
Speaker Bush's resolution relating to
the appropriation bill was adopted, and
the report of the committee on this bill,
as well as on House bill No. 280, as
amended, was received.
House bill No. 280 was taken up. Mr.
Lyons, of East Feliciana, offered as a
substitute for the bill that $100,000 be
appropriated for arming and equiping
the militia of the State, and $15,000 for
the payment of the per diem of mem
bers and expenses of the General As
sembly. The motion was tabled.
Mr. Berry moved to make the sum to
be appropriated sixty thousand dollars,
instead of one hundred and fifteen thou
sand dollars, but withdrew the amend
ment which was offered under a misap
The bill was passed finally as amend
Mr. Young, of East Bnton Rouge, by
consent, introduced a bill to fix the com
peensation of sheriffs in the country par
ishes for keeping prisoners in the parish
jils. Referred to the Committee on
BRPORTT OF cOMMITTEN.r.
Mr. Jonas in the chair.
By Mr. Gaskins, of Lincoln, chairman
of the Committee on Registration-By
substitute for House bill No. 233, the
registration bill. 'The bill was taken
up and ordered printed.
By Mr. Ryland, of West Feliciana,
chairman of the Committee on Agricul
ture and Commerce-Favorably on
House bill No. 254, to facilitate com
merce in the shipment of cotton.
The bill was taken up and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary.
Mr. Bowden, of Franklin, called up
House bill No. -, the general revenue
bill, returned from the Senate with
The bill was referred to the Commit
tee on Ways and Means, with instruc
tions to report to-morrow.
Mr. Delaviane called up House bill
No. 95, relating to mode and manner of
seizing property for taxes, returned
from the Senate with amendments.
The amendments were concurred in,
and the bill passed finally.
House bill to fix the salaries of the
Judges of the Supreme Court, returned
from the Senate with amendments.
The amendments were concurred in,
and the bill passed finally.
House bill No. 197, the New Orleans
Waterworks bill, returned from the
Senate with amendments.
The amendments were concurred in.
The yeas and nays were called for by
Mr. Tremoulet on the final passage of
the bill, who said that he did so in order
that the city members should put them
selves on record.
Mr. Newsom, of Tangipahoa, asked
that the city members explain the bill,
in order that country members should
understand how to vote on it.
Mr. Jonas, of Orleans, volunteered to
give the explanation, and recited the
general provisions of the bill and the
embarrassments of the city in connec
tlion with waterworks matters, the
necessity for a full supply of water and
the inability of the city to extend the
works. That the bill was introduced
in order to offer a valuable franchise to
capitalists, at the same time that it
would make the supply of water
adequate to the requirements of the city.
Mr. Voorhies, of Orleans, said he
approved of everything said by Mr.
Mr. Tremoulet said he ob'ected to the
bill for many reasons. One was that
whilst the city, although the largest
shareholder in the company, was al.
lowed only three directors, the others
were allowed four. It was putting the
power into the hands of a few men for
a trifle to snatch the Waterworks from
the city. Four men, according to this
bill, might control the company for
about one hundred and sixty thousand
dollars, by going out on the market and
purchasing the Waterworks mortgage
bonds at 32j cents-which was quoted
as their value. As to the mortgage
bondholders themselves, he was in
formed that they would not go into the
scheme. Mr. Tremoulet went on criti
cising the bill in this respect and in
others, and provoked on the part of Mr.
Hammond, of Morehouse, a motion tI
postpone indefinitely. The motion wdi
withdrawn and the bill postponed until
to-morrow at 1 o'clock.
By Mr. Hammond, of Morehouse. a
bill providing for the payment in cash,
by the Treasurer, of the mileage and
per diem warrants of the members of
the General Assembly for the regular
and the extra session. Referred to the
Committee on Ways and Means.
Senate Joint Resolution No. 3, pro
viding for a commission of eleven per
sons to be ppointed by the Governor
to frtme a crlinal code for the State of
Louisiana, to the Judiciary
Senate b Y deon theob
portion of Iberla to be incorporated in
St. Martin parish.
Both bills were refered to the Commit
tee on Parochial Affairs.
Senate bill No. 112, for the relief of
the State Commission of Engineers. Re
ferred to the Committee on Claims.
Senate bill authorizing G. R. Finlay
& Co. to institute suit against the State
for medicines furnished to the Charity
Hospital for the years 1873 1874 and 1875.
Referred to the Juaiciary bommittee.
House bill No. 90, to incorporate the
Madison Transportation Company. The
bill was amended to allow the company
to charge ive cents per hundred pounds
toll. The bill was passed finally.
Leave of absence was granted to Mr.
Barbin, of Avoyelles, until Thursday
House bill No. 98 to authorize tax col
lectors to retain collections on tax sales
and turn them over to the parish treas
urer. Reported upon unfavorably. Post
House bill No. -, to amend section
3912 and others of the Revised Statutes.
Reported upon unfavorably. Postponed
House bill No. 114, relative to the town
of Royville, exempting property In the
town from parish taxes. Reported upon
unfavorably. Indefinitely postponed.
House bill No. 140 for the relief of
the Fruit Growers' Association of the
Gulf States. Reported favorably, with
an amendment, by the Committee of
the Whole. Thebill was passed finally.
An extension for five days of the leave
of absence of Mr. Randolph, of Grant
parish, was granted.
Mr. Singleton, of St. Landry, oh
ttined permission of the House to with
draw a bill for the relief of Ulllory and
Mr. Newsom, of Tang ipahoa, was
permitted to withdraw House bill No.
223, and Mr. Huntington, of Orleans,
_House bill No. 150.
Mr. Gaskins, of Lincoln, called up
House bill No. 232, to transfer certain
papers and decrees in successions, etc.,
from the courts of Jackson, llcenvillo
and other parishes to Lincoln parish
court. P'assed finally.
The House adjourned.
I LEGISLATIVEI TOPlI;J.
IEalhlllton of Domas-A Debate on the
In the Senate yesterday comparative
ly little was done outside of the execu
tive. The expulsion of Demas was car
ried without any hesitation, and the
Governor notified of the fact and re
quested to order another election to fill
Unexpectedly a great portion of the
time was occupied with the considera
tion of the bill providing for the per
diem and' expenses of the General
Assembly, owing to a debate indulged
in by Mr. Lyons, of East Feliclana,
General Young, of Claiborne, Mr. Jonas
and Mr. Huntington, of Orleans, on the
former's amendment providing for an
appropriation of $100,000 for the militia
and $15,000 for the expenses of the Leg
Mr. Lyons' apparently ridiculous sub
stitute was criticised at length by the
other members named. Mr. Lyons,
however, explained that ild object wi
to provide first for the most needed
thing, the militia, which was the power
of the government. He had already
warned the House against indiscreet
appropriations. As matters were, under
the best circumstances, the revenues of
the State would amount to about $800,
000, whilst the appropriations already
summed up $900,000, and there would
be nothing left for the militia in case of
emergency. When they were provided
for other appropriations might be made.'
Mr. Hammond, of Morehouse, during
the day introduced a resolution requir
ing the Treasurer of the State to pay in
cash the warrants of members and em
ployes of the General Assembly. The
object of this resolution is probably to
prevent the value of warrants already
issued from depreciating in value.
AOADEMY or Music.-"Dlamonds in
the Rough or the Slaves of New York,"
presented last night for the benefit of
Mr. Milton Nobles, is the story of Rose
Warner, the "Sewing Machine Girl,"
which has already frequently been pre
sented at the Academy of Music, but in
a new dress; at least the two last acts
have assumed different shapes. The
play is replete with sensational and
cormic situations, even a little too much
so, and at times, whether through the
fault of the actors or the play itself, it
is frequently difficult to determine. The
scene in Texas is excellent, and is re
markable for its quiet yet intensely
dramatic situations, which would make
the play a great one if the other acts
were only by half as well conceived.
Mr. Milton is at his best in this act,
which equals the act of the Bohemian's
lodgings in "1'he Phbenix." He acts
with charming naturalness, until he at
tempts to play the drunken sot, when
we regret to say, he fails, and should
eschew such attempts entirely. The
play will be repeated to-night.
We will then be afforded an opportu
nity to pay some compliments to the
ladies and gentlemen in the caste.
Mrs. Packard Cuts Her Husband's Throat
With a Razor.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 19.-There
is great excitement in Goshen over a re
cent attempt of Mrs. Freeborn W. Pack
ard of that town to murder her husband
and to take her own life. Mrs. Packard
is 31 years old, and her husband is a re
spectable and well-to-do farmer of 60.
She secreted a razor in the bed, and
after she and her husband had retired
for the night, and the light had been
extinguished, suddenly began to carry
out her desperate purpose. The result
was that she cut her husband's throat
badly and her own worse. Mr. Pack
ard will probably recover, but his wife's
fate is doubtful. She had long been in
a despondent state of mind, and had at
tempted suicide before.
SEVENTEEN THOUSAND ACRES LAND
AND CITY LOTS AT AUCTION.-Messrs.
Nash & Hodgson, auctioneers, sell at 12
o'clock m., this day, at the St. Charles
Auction Exchange, for account of the
succession of H. M. & L. M. Hyams, a
large list of choice lands in the various
parishes of this State, specially selected
and of great value, offering rare induce.
ments for speculation. Terms easy,
sales positive. See the advertisement.
"In the spring a liveler iris changes on the
burnished dove," and to follow suit the ladies
must set new bonne.s and other prapPhernia.
Vai4ame Oiupe'e, No. 14 "d street, is the
IBLUI FRIDAY AT THB ST. LOUIS
The air is murky around the St. Louis
Hotel just now over the Special Com
mission. The blueness seems to have
inoculated everybody, even up to Pack
ard himself, who cannot but show his
disgust at Hayes' action.
So far as the special commission is
concerned, the mazarine color of the
Packard men is visibly increased, and
the aspirant has no hesitancy in con
demning such a procedure. Friday
morning he stated that it was now
known that Hoar and Wheeler would
be members of it, but Republicans
didn't want it, no matter who were
It is the general sentiment at the
Hotel that Hayes has disgraced himself
with the Republican party by hiseourse,
and that he will never recover their con
fidence. "He has covered himself with
filth," said one of Packard's strongest
supporters, "and he hasn't the back
bone of a rag."
THERl CAN BF NO DOUBT
but what they are using every endeavor
to bolster uip their case at Washington
by telegrams so as to forestall the com
mission, but judging from the length
ened faces of the crowd, the effect don't
seem to be successful.
In order to more fully carry out the
role of government in the little princi
pality at the hotel, there is a movement
on foot to appoint judges of the Hu,
preme Court and to have sessions of
that triounal within the sacred pre
cincts of the tavern. This will, it is
thought, give to Packard the three ne
cessary adjuncts to a State government.
and he will then claim that he has an
Executive, Legislative and a Judiciary
The question of the Packard crew
making any hostile demonstration is
now among the things that were. It is
a recognized fact down there that such
an attempt to violate the public peace
would prove only disastrous, that, what
ever might have been the original ideas
of the 1$oss, they now are entirely
changed. No attempt will be made, It.
is now evident, to bring about a hostile
IFIRE ON IItAll kTRIEET
Two Houses Demtroyed--Lou $200.
At 9 o'clock last night, from the ex
plosion of a coal oil lamp, a fire had its
origin in the house of Patrick Flood, on
Broad street, between Palmyra and
White. Before the flames were dis
covered the fire had gained considera
ble headway, and the house being a
one-story frame tenement, it was totally
destroyed before the Fire Department
could reach the scene. This property
was owned and occupied by Mr. Flood,
and was insured, but for what amount
could not be ascertained.
The flames then extended to the one
story frame building on Palmyra
street, which was also entirely do
.troyed, together with the milk stable.
This property, which was owned and
occupied by Mrs. Ann Public, was not
insured. The stock in the stable was
saved, but the furniture in the dwelling
house was destroyed, and not insured.
The total loss is estimated at $8200.
RIAIDING A FENCE.
Tlat's What Speelal Roper Did Yester
Yesterday, by virtue of a warrant,
Special Roper arrested Louis Fernandez
at his place of residence No. 208 St.
Louis street, and locked him up in the
Central Station, on the charge of having
property in his possession supposed to
have been stolen.
Fernandez's fence was searched and a
number of gold and silver watches, sets
of jewelry, and also a lot of silverware,
were recovered and brought to the Cen
tral Station, where it is awaiting identi
lie is Destined to Lanuilsh In Jail.
J. W. Riedel, the Alabama bigamist,
who was discharged yesterday morning
by Judge Whitaker, of the Superior
Criminal Court, on a writ of habeas
corpus, was almost immediately there
after arrested by Chief of Police Boy
lan on the same charge and locked up
at the Central Station. Chief Boylan
made the arrest on hearing that a de
tective had left Mobile, armed with
the requisite documents to convey Rie
del to Alabama, in which State the
crime is alleged to have been com
The Mass Meeting to be Held.
The people of this city and State
thoroughly appreciate the present situ
ation. The time for temporizing having
passed, it behooves those who have the
public weal under their guidance to
bring about the full expression of the
people's voice. It is following from
this that the strong movement on foot
to call a grand mass meeting has been
brought about, and the fervent manner
in which the news was received is indic
ative of the general approval of the
movement. The lying dispatches of
Packard, indicating in a surreptitious
manner that the mercantile community
here was ready to acquiesce in his
usurpation, will meet with a fit response
from the people when such a demon
stration shall have been made.
The Arrest of M. J. Grady. alias John
M. J. Grady, alias John Smith, who
gained so much notoriety while Super
visor of Registration of the parish of
Ouachita, was arrested last evening and
locked up in the Central Station, charg
ed with violating city ordinance 307.
Grady, when searched at police head
quarters, had an improved Tranter re
volver concealed about his person, and
hence the charge of carrying concealed
weapons was booked against him.
And He Played on the Sewing Machine.
In the bustle of political affairs, it has
doubtless slipped the memory of most
of our readers that just after the elec
tion Judge Billings refused to audit the
bill of Commissioner Southworth,
amounting to $14,883, for services ren
dered in then trial of the sewing ma
A rule 'has been filed before the Uni
ted States Circuit Court, calling upon
the District Attorney to show cause
why the account should not be ap
proved. The District Attorney filed for
answer that he has been informed that
of the services charged for by said
worth a Ut rot S Ga
plaintiff in rule. Respondent prays
that the account may be inquired into
by the court.
Testimony in the rule will be taken
It seems that Pitkin's account for
$4700, including charges for service of
sewing machine warrants,was approved
and sent on to Washington several
months ago, but it has never been
It is said that Commissioner Wool
fley's bill for $1300 was approved. This
charge is made for stamping the afflda
vits and warrants issued previous to the
The Clerk of the Fourth District
Court wants the lawyers to return the
records borrowed from his office,
The signatures to the resolutions
passed yesterday by the Cotton Exs
change are by far the most influential
and represent more wealth than any
hitherto signed to any document from
that body. Of the $11.000,000 of the cot.
ton trade here there are only a few
absentees whose names are wanting.
Professor Bell, the inventor of the
telephone, is reported to be en rotete for
this city. His wonderful invention, by
which the human voice and instru
mental music can be communicated
through thousands of miles of tele
graph wire, has already made him
famous at the North and West.
POLICE AND CITY ITEM.
DEATH OF A FIP.EMAN.- -Mr. Wm. Doyle,
the driver of Protector No. 3, who was
thrown from the engine while driving
to the lire that occurred in Jefferson
City on the 20th lust,, died from the
effocts of his injuries.
To:crn CrTTzt;s.--John Roache and
Chas. Smith, allas Johnson, were arres
ted last evening, and locked up in the
Central Station, charged with being
dangerous and suspicious characters,
and having also committed a robbery.
NE-no Wo1MEN ON TrHE WAnLtATrI. -Last
evening a man by the name of Paul
Abadle was attacked at Varette Canal,
Algiers, by three negro women, who as
saulted him with clubs and dangerously
bxat him about the head and body.
BltoLARY.- On the night of March 11
burglars effected an entrance through a
window into the residence of J. J. Bar
nett, on St. Charles street, between
Robert and Upperline streets, and suc
ceeded in getting away with various ar
ticles of slilverware,valued in all at $100.
8TOLEN PROPERTY IN- HIs POHRESION.--
Paul Verges, a youth 19 years of age,
retired into the Third Precinct Station,
charged by Antonio Lawler with having
stolen property in his posseeslon.
LARCENv.--Ella Green, for larceny,
was lockd up in the Third Precinct
D)IeIunAR;E:l. James McGinn, who
was arrested some weeks ago, charged
with being implicated In the burglary
committed at the 'St. Louis Warehouse.
was on Thursday honorably discharged
by Judge Kleinpeter of the Pirst Muni
cipal Poliee Court.
SEN'rT Berk' THE SUI'EIIOR. CRIMINAL
CoCur.--H. N. Frisbie, the United Statf s
Cornmlssioner, who is charged by F. C.
Mahan with breach of trust and embez
Sziement, was yesterday sent before the
Sulperior Criminal Court under $1010)
bo.ld, by J.urde_ KLeinpeter, o: the
First Muuncipal Court.
FuLE.-About 11 o'clock this morning
a tgro broke out in the house occupied
by Offiter P. iBeesom, at the corner of
Tehoupitoulas and Valence streets.
This property, which was damaged to
the extent of ten dollars, is owned by
James Pegroue. Cause of fire, sparks
tfom the stove-pipe.
After the Sanitary Company.
C. Gaulon and others have filed a suit
in the Sixth District Court against the
New Orleans Sanitary, Excavating and
Fertilizing Company, praying for an in
junction restraining them from inter
fering with their business as vidan
The iaines Cases.
Mr. Mills closed his argument yester.
(day on behalf of Mrs. Gaines, in the
chancery suits, and was followed by
Mr. McConnell, who opened the argu
ment for plaintiff in the will suit. Mr.
Mills will reply this morning at 10
A tiny little blonde, scarcely five feet
in height, exceedingly slight and deli
cate in physique, with a winsome, ap
pealing expression of countenance, easy
in her acquaintance with the stage, at
home with an audience, too slender to
contemplate anything serious in music,
too childlike in appearance ever to be
impressive, always having to strive too
hard ever to be in repose, which is the
soul of honest singing, this is Emma
[Oke one States ]
Mum parties are now en regle, and we
will doubtless have them in Okolona
before long. The guests are permitted
to wink, blink, grimace, laugh, beckon,
point, pinch, cough, sneeze, whistle,
dance, eat, drink and be merry, but
whoever speaks a word must pay a fine
to the church fund.
We advise the News and Courier to
dismiss the wild delusion that the Na
tional Democratic party will fight to
redeem South Carolina. If they would
not fight to redeem their legally elected i
President, they would not fight in any .
lesser cause.--[Mobile Register, Dem.
One of the office-seekers who finally
succeeded in securing an interviaw with I
the President came out with rather a
"depicted" countenance. When asked
how the appearances were, he answered,
"They are bully for the 'ins,' but h-1
on the 'outs.' "-[Washington Star.
" My son," said a doting mother to
her eight year-old, "what pleasure do
you feel like giving up during Lenten
season?" "Well, ma, I guess I'll stay
away from school," was the reply.
Minme. Essipoff wrote in the album of
a Chicago musician, "Chicago is not
good." Good! Who ever said it was?
Neither is whisky good (very), but we'd
like to see you run this country without
Many years ago Elwood Fisher pre
dicted that the epitaph which in future
ages would be inscribed upon our polit
ical tablet, would read as follows:
"Here lies a people who, in striving to
give liberty to the negro, lest their own
Dr. Bobliemann has unearthed a relic
oks a swollen base ball bat.
to be pon
superlor ~riminal Court.
Hon. Chas. H. Luzenburg presiding.
Murder-State vs. WinWm. Knuckleg aad
John Lyon, charged with the murder of
D. A. C. Lee, on the 8th of October, on
Gallatin street. Case continued indei
nitely and ball reduced to $5000.
Hon. W. R. Whitaker presiding.
The Attorney General presented to
the Court Hon. J. C. Egan, of Olatborne,
Assistant Attorney General.
Manslaughter-George Bonserpe, for
killing Francois Edmund, who was shot
at a barrel house on the levee, on the S
of January and died February S at the
Assaulting a police ofileer-Louls 6s
taner $5 or 10 days Parish Prison.
Carrying concealed weapons--Nelso3
Childress, Aleck Johnson James Lewis,
Jeff Moseherrv, Jack McDonald (two'
cases), GI. M. rtroselair, Geo. Williams,
Burglary Paul C)fton, .olored, mo*
I tion for new trial overruled.
ON TILtA I,.
Murder--State vs. Peter Coyle and
William Wilkinson, alias Bed Bill, in
dicted for the murd-lr of Franz W. Zle:
glor on the 4th of July, 1876, In No. 143
IuAs5 caste 1. *
State ex rel. Julius W. Rledel vs.
Thomas N. loylal,, Chief of Polioe.
Writ made aftbolute, there being no
proof that relator has committed a
crime in Alabama or of his being a
a fugitive from justice.
The requisition of Gov. Houston does
not designate the accorpanying papers,
which are not certitied accordlng to
The commitmont by Jtudge Kleinpeter
expired on the 21st March.
~Ielator was dtilcharged, but on sug
gestion of his co,us'l, Alex Dal
shelmer, Esql., surr':ndered himself to
the Chief or l'Polle to avoid rearrest
and will hb held until to-day, when, iI
the Mobile l,oliee authorities do not
send for him, he will be released.
'lirat IlI.rllt (eaCurt.
I NaFORM A'flONS.
Assault and battery---Thomas Tennl
son James Donovan, Tom Brennan and
M. Kevlin, two cases.
Larceny-- John Williams.
Assault, with intent to rob-John
Dowd, James Scanlan, J. Baldwin.
Larceny-Tom Waters, Franeois Des.
pls.--- -·-~ -.---·
Crry Hortro.--It W ' bomas, L Graitbha
Miss; L T Wotester. Washington; H Look.M i
Fisher, Mrs awl 'in.s Fher, J I Wgllhas.i F
Kelly, Mrs Forbes, H E iessino, La; H Thr
man, Ill; F W 8hbs.ter, Texae; A Olaypool, .y;
A W Cuttin, Ind; W J',acz,, 'sa; C O Obe0ueit,
N C; 0 Brouesard, Lat.ryett.::
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The patent TIR and PULLTER ownedbytbMlr
Company having b..n i tly tsted at tlaa Ouam
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shlipmasters at a mollorate trte.
An average of fully flf y baltes per hou sa.n
at times over sixty h bue per hour, haa
compressed and tied hy th, proceet. dS,
practice It is believed that an avera e~
sixty bales per hour van be attadn. ed,
use of this Tie and P'uller the capedty of
can be increased fully 20 opiroet, id thea
are 5so per cent stronger than whoa the o
ties are used.
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