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By Mr. amimmo ia, of Moorehouse--ct ep o.iter o
liby ei a t 11 o clck p. m. Lies over.
Mr. Hammond said that be would press the
passage of the resolutl.pn to-morrw".
Mr. Dupree, ofr ast Baton ongu, called up
Bouoe concurcnt resolution No. 815, reqnesting
our Representatttv in Congress to secure the
Spasage of a bill in Congress making an appro.
mbeleakn to repair the Capitol building in Biaton
_ouMe, burnt while occupied by the United
States troop.
-he resolalen was passed finally.
rBy Mr. Voorhies, of Orleans--A resolution
sitthorlalng extra compensation of $4180 to each
e the oharnmen of the Committees on Enroll
amet and on Contingent Expenses. Adopted.
he r elatration bill was taken up. Sections
i and eleven were adopted.
Pedins oconsideration of the bill the Senate
nOt the IIouse in joint session, and the General
Assembly prooeeded to ballot for a United Sates
Senator, with the following result:
Senate. House. Total
B. F. Jonau.............. . 2
R. L. Gibson ............. 17 2,
,E. C. Billings......... .. - 1 4
Jim Lewis. ....... 0 1 1
Wm. Colt ... ....... 2 2
Paul Waterman ......... 0 it
Hardy Richardson ........ 9 23 32
Totals . ...........21 72 93
The nomination of Mr. Wm. Colt, of Iborville,
was made by tenator Allain, and that of Mr.
Waterman by Senator Breaux.
No choice and the Senate withdrew.
The Ilittse resumed consideration of the reg
iatration bill. After much ditcusslon on a propo
,ilion to allow a clerk to the registrar in each
.rish, which was lost, the bill was passed
House bill to repeal articles 1221, 1222 and 1228
of the Clvil Code, and sections 3148 and 3684 of
the lerised Statuto, levying a tax of ten per
cent on enornioHl)ns of foreign heirs before allow
Ing the property to go to them.
Mr. Jonas said that the existence of the laws
prevented the investment of foreign capital in
this State.
Mr, Voorbies offlred an amendment providing
that the repeal do not apply to osuccessions
opened prior to the passebge of this sot. As
amended the bill passed finally.
House bill No. 802, to authorize the city of
New Orleans to revise her budget of expendi
t-res. Passed finally.
House bill N,,. 283, to reimburse $75,000 to the
sdty advanced for police purposes. deported un
fvorably upon by the Committee on Appropria
Messrs. Aldigo and Jonsa, of Orleans, ex
plained that the police force of New Orleans
uually amounted to 450 or 500 men, that since
the 9th of January a force of fifteen to seven
teen hundred men has been employed as police
-men to assist in maintaining the government.
The bill was recommitted to the Committee on
Clalsm for further inquiry Into the matter.
FintrT InSEAINo.
Senate bill No. 119, to determine the fees of
larbormasters of New Orleans. Referred to the
Jadiolary Committee.
House bill No. 217, to authorize the Police Jury
Of East Baton Bouge to fund the debt of the par
rsh. The bill was passed finally, and a motion to
reconsilder was tabled.
House bill No. 819, to authorize certain par
1ehes to levy an annual tax, not exceeding four
teen and a half mills, for parochial purposes.
The bill applies to the parishes of Blenville,
Caldwell, COliborne, East Baton Rouge, Jackson,
Lafayette, Linocoln, iobhland, abine, Vernon,
A-jrelles and Webster. The bill was passed
enate bill 108, relating to the donation of
'bads by the United States Government for the
establlshment of an agricultural college. and to
f, Ade for the surrender or the east wing of the
ittsilana Uuliverseity to the Medical Faculty of
Mr. Berry, of Orleans, opposing the bill, re
lated that the.buldiuge of the Institute belonged
to the State and was affected to the Law Faculty
and literary purposes; that at the outbreak of the
war the Medical Faculty had been placed in
charge of the centre or main building, converted
into a nmlitary hospital, which they not only still
retained, but they now wanted the eastern wing
which was being used by the Agrliultural and
Mechanical tchool, thereny depriving many pu
pls of education. 11e charged that the Medioal
laculty were already using that budding 'as
ofles and oven sleeping rooms.
On the final pa sage of the bill the yeas and
nays were called; yeas 47, nays 13, sixty mem
bers voting and no quorum. Ultimately the bill
was passed finally by a viva voce vote.
Senate bill No. 137, relating to the usurpation
of ofce. Referred to the Judioary Committee.
Senate bill No. 240, to amend an act to regulate
the public schools of the State. Considerable
debate was created on the question whether the
ltate Superintendent of Pubdio Education should
be required to visit the schools in each parish at
least onee In every year. Dr. Ry'and, of West
Pellmians and Judge Bridger, of Oaldwell, argo
ag forciby in favor of the necessity of such
The House adjourned on the pending proposi
tion at half-past 4 o'clock.
The Taxes Pald to the Hampton Gov
ernment-Only $12,000 for the Ex.
penres ot the Legislature.
[N. Y. Tribune.]
The Hampton Legislature, not having
a quorum in the Senate, passed no tax
bill, but adopted a resolution request
ing the people to pay to such persons
as the Governor might appoint a sum
equal to one-fourth of their last year's
taxes, and promising that such pay
ments should be credited them when
the regular tax levy was made. Gov.
Hampton thought he would not need
so much money, and asked by pro
clamation for only 10 per cent of last
year's tax. The people responded al
most with unanimity. Some did not
pasy, but they were few in number, and
her refusal to comply was compen
sated for by others paying more
than their quota, so that
Hampton got in all rather more
than one-tenth of the total tax of 1876.
Up to the 2d of this month he had ob
tained from these voluntary payments
$120,141. He has now a balance on hand
of nearly $80,000, after paying all de
mands except county officers' salaries
and the school fund. His Legislature
cost only $12,000. Republican Legisla
tures have cost about $200,000 annually.
All the judges of the State courts ex
cept three have drawn their salaries
from him. Even Judge Wright of the
Supreme Court, who now refuses to re
cognize his government, drew upon
Controller General Hagood, who acts as
Treasurer, for a month's salary. The
draft with the judge's signature was
shown me to-day.
The Chamberlain government has not
collected a dollar of taxes. Its Legisla
ture passed a tax bill, but injunctions
mtm the courts stopped its enforcement.
The officials are, to quote the words of
one of them, "living on faith." Cham
berliln's legislators did not have to go
oarJtirely empty handed, however,
;fJi.Vkrbin paid them $200 a plee when
they elected him to the Senate. He
wushed some sort of warrants to that
amount for all the men who voted for
him. It is alleged he used money for
this purpose which belonged to the
State as royalty due from a phosphate
'mining company of which he" is presi
good old times impurtations of Piper-Heid
:.e· e year reached 58,000 baskets.
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pf cfpodd sd@ oooanut oil, pre
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Another Ohlo Delegatlnn In Washlngton.
[Ohiosgo Times.]
WAsHINGTON, March s0.-Gov. Young,
of Ohio, and Deoacon smith are here
with quite a delegation of Ohioans, urg
ing upon the President the recognition
of both Packard and Chamberlain,
claiming that the Republicans of Ohio
think if he does not he is casting a fur
ther cloud upon his own tile. This of
course, has great weight with Mr.
Hayes, as he cares more for the opinions
and approval of the people of Ohio
than the whole country beside.
Chicago Times, Editorial.-A number
of inflammatory idiots from Ohio, under
the lead of Deacon Richard Smith, are
in Washington, urging Hayes to "recog
nize" the Chamberlain and Packard
governments. The fact that Chamber
lain and Packard have no governments
to recognize in no way discourages the
Deacon and his ardent companions.
Remembering how easily Durell created
a government in Louisiana for Kellogg
four years ago, the Ohio imbeciles can
see no reason why the process should
not be repeated now. They contend
that for Hayes to acknowledge Nicholls
and Hampton, would be to recognize a
cloud on his own title to the Presidency.
The inabilltj' of these Bourbons to learn
or to forget anything, or to understand
the plainest facts and principles,
is a trial of the public's pa
tience. Whatever cloud appeared in
the title of Hayes prior to the 3d of
March, the act of the National Legisla
ture in joint session acknowledged his
right to be inaugurated. His title is no,
disputed, in fact, by any adverse claim
ant and there is, consequently, no com
parison between his position and that of
the pretenders in Louisiana and South
Carolina. He has possession, and exer
cises all the functions of the Executive
omfe, while they have neither lawful
right nor actual possession. The best
proof Hayes can give Deacon Smith
that there is no cloud in his title worth
talking about will be to issue his order,
as commander-in-chief, removing the
soldiers from the Capitals of South
Carolina and Louisiana. If the order is
obeyed, it will establish the fac--that
Hayes is more of a President to-day
than Grant was on the 3d of March for
Grant issued just such an order then,
and Sherman pocketed it.
President Hayes Opposed to the Use of
Troops In state Affalrs.
[Washington speoial to Clneonuati Commercial.]
It is believed that the contest will be
brought to a speedy end the people of
South Carolina determining who shall
be their ruler. It may be stated here
that the President has made no reply to
the communications of either party on
the question of their rights to executive
authority in South Carolina, as the in
tercourse of the contestants with the
General Government has been in no
manner whatever in negotiation, and
the question of recognition of either
party has been no part of the consider
ation of the question, as the idea of the
recognition of the Governor of any
State in a contest is entirely foreign to
the President's views under any of the
circumstances which have as yet pre
sented themselves.
It can further be stated that the troops
will remain in the State of 8outh Caro
lina upon the grounds already set forth
in these dispatches, but not with any
purpose of interference in any manner
whatever under the present status of
things. In the event of either of the
two governments resorting to violence
in support of their rival claims, it is the
will of the President that they shall
take no part in the contest, as that is a
matter for the parties interested to set
tie. Should either party call upon the
government for aid in his se port,
claiming to represent the legal authority
of the State, the President will then do
termine upon the course he will pursue.
He hopes that this will not be a ques
tion for him to determine, as he desires
no Federal interference in the contest
at all, but that the contestants will work
out their destiny in their own way, and
within the peaceful limits of the law.
Town Elections In the West.
In the elections held on Monday,
April 2, in most of the Western cities
the Democrats seem to have gained
considerably. The following is the re
Democratic mayors were elected in
Grand Rapids, Bay City, Marshall,
Flint, Monroe, Saginaw City, East, Sag
inaw, Ann Arbor, Manistee, Pontiac,
Niles, Lansing, Grand Haven and Mu.
kegon, and Republican mayors in
Adrian, Port Huron, Jackson, Ypsilanti,
Big Rapids, Greenville, Corunna, Hills
dale and Owasso.
The Republican candidates for
Justices of the Supreme Court were
The Republicans carried Council
Bluffs, and the Democrats Dubuque.
The Democrats carried Columbus,
McConnellsvllle, Ottowa, Mount Ver
non, Jackson, Zanesville, Bucyrus,
Chillicothe, Crestline, Lancaster, Ports
mouth, Dayton, Springfield and Woos
ter. .
The Republicans carried Cincinnati,
Urbana, McArthur, Toledo and Cleve
The Democrats carry Champaign,
Freeport, Canton, Wheaton and Mon
mouth; the Republicans Jacksonville
and Spring Lake.
The Democrats carried Evansville.
He Promises to Develop the Way we
Make Presidents.
[Cincinnati Enqairer, April 3.1
Kellogg is very indignant at the Pres
ident's action in the South Carolina
matter. He declared publicly in a
speech Monday night that, " This man
in the White House seems to think
those States (meaning Louisiana and
South Carolina) are only made to elect
a President. Why, hell, gentlemen,
we've got to have Governors, you bet;
and if we don't, something interesting
might be developed about the way we
manufacture Presidents. You hear me ?
I'm talking business. Lay low and
keep your head to the wind." Kellogg
thinks he will manage the investigation
from this end of the line and not go
back to Louisiana with his carpet-bag.
Have Piper-Heidaieok, a-d only Piper, at
Jacke4 Olub raese.
PwaxmaTom eor HE0a, which is so common
nowadays, besorely prevented by the use
of Bunet's Oo esro.
Monday next is i -Q kemea'sday in Mobile,
t .;>maslt #r .
What the Commission Will Do.
A representative of the DEMOCRAT,
yesterday afternoon, had the pleasure
of greeting in our midst ex-Gov. Brown,
of Tennessee, who visits us as a mem
ber of the Hayes Commission, selected
to look into the status of Louisiana
Gov. Brown is a man of more than or
dinary stature, endowed by nature with
a countenance at once winning and at
tractive. With a peculiarly pleasant
smile and strong magnetic eyes, he at
once draws towards him any one who
may come under their lnfluence.
Judging from his looks he is a man of
fifty years of age, with a constitution
such as the old pioneers of Tennessee
might envy, and a heavy moustacheand
beard that would be the Golden Fleece
to many of our young men. He looks
like a prosperous country lawyer, whose
time had been more engaged in studious
ease than in harsh attrition of petty
law suits. In dress, he is the gentleman
all over. With that good taste always
indicating true genteelness, if the word
be allowable, he eschews the ultra in
fashion, and clothes himself only as any
man of means might.
When the reporter was ushered in this
tall son of Tennessee camne forward and
with true Southern geniality shook
hands with that cordiality that only
comes from the heart.
Reporter--Governor, I am sorry to
distu b you, but you must appreciate
that the people of Louisiana feel a very
strong interest in your umission, and it is
for this reason I dropped in upon you to
inquiro whether any definite plan of
action had been agreed upon.
Gov. Brown None at all, sir. You
can readily understand my position,
not having had an opportunity as yet to
confer with the members of the Com
Rep.--IHas as yet any rule been made
relative to the taking of evidence about
the late election?
Gov. Brown-None at all, sir. As I
said before we have not conferred as yet,
but there Is one thing I can very frankly
tell you, and that is this: We come
down here only to get facts. Facts are
whatwewants Nothing else. Of course
I can only now speak for myself, for the
Commission have not yet assembled
and until all of the members are present
nothing authoritative can be said.
Rep.-Do you think the Commission
will look into the questions involved in
the labt election ?
Gov. Brown-I can safely say, sir,
that the gentlemen with whom I am as
sociated will not enter upon any Inqui
sition regarding the election. What we
are here for is simply to be pacificators.
We want facts, and facts only. It Is
not our desire, as I understand it, to
look into matters of the past,
but to inquire into the present
status. I have hel, as I said before,
no communication with these gentle
men, and therefore I only speak for
myself. There is one thing I can say,
however, and that is, that we will not
touch the last election. We come to
view the true situation of affairs, and
viewing that, our judgment will be
formed. io far as compnromise or ad
justment, I cannot speak, for, as you
know, our position is one semi-judicial,
and our mouths are closed.
This morning the members will be
here and a preliminary meeting held.
After this a better opinion can be
formed than now. Until that time I
would prefer not to express any opin
The reporter thereupon withdrew.
What the Commission Will Do.
After the arrival of the night Mobile
train, and the passengers short trip to
the several hotels, a reporter of the Dex
ocrAT sent his card up to the room of
Gen. J. R. Hawley, a member of the
Commission, for the purpose, if possi
ble, of gleaning from him some state
ment of the purposes and jurisdiction of
the body of which he Is a member.
In a few minutes (Ien, Hawley enterad
the rotunda, and with a courteousness
worthy of a French gallant, introduced
himself to the representative of this
In appearance Gen. Hawley is a man
of what might be called the athletic,
vigorous temperament. About five feet
eight and a half inches in height, with
a pleasant face, somewhat hardened
with past endurances, yet still most
Illeasant; he resembles very closely the
physiognomy of Jaci Wharton, of.whom
everybody knows. His beard is cut
somewhat like that of ex-Gov. Brown's,
but his face evidences more care worn
and laborious thought.
The reporter, to whom he had so
shortly after his arrival shown so much
consideration, asked whether any defl
nite action had been taken with regard
to the mission of the Commission.
Gen. Hawley-None in the least, sir.
We have not as yet had any talk over
the matter. Indeed, until a few mo
ments ago, when I received your card, I
had not seen Gov. Brown, and when you
sent for me we were engaged in a talk
over the matter.
Rep.-General, I do not desire to be
intrusive, but I would like to know
whether the subject of a compromise
here, whether it refers to the Senator
ship or to the Legislature, has been
considered by the several members of
the Commission ?
Gen. H.-I can say this. That indi
vidually I do]not know anything about
your Senatoriallor legislative questions.
We come here simply as pacificators,
and whatever inside issues there may
be I know nothing of them. To-mor
row morning (to-day) we will have a
preliminary meeting, and the line of
conduct we propose to pursue will then
be decided upon.
The General feeling fatigued after
his travel, the reporter then withdrew.
Gasps of Drowning Men.
Every day illustrates the truth of the
old adage, "Whom the gods wish to
t destroy they first make mad," and just
now Packard has come forward to give
a modern point to the saying, by fur
I nishing evidence of his non compos
mentts condition.
Thursday morning be was savagely
desperate and quite unlike hinmself. H
Seems to feel that a ble is now s
aside. No more does one bear, "We
will certainly be recognized," 'Pack
ard will be. all ght,' etc. It
is now, " Well, we will place I
our case before the Commisson and sub. 1
mit to their decision." The common
talk about the building the whispers of
Packard's nearest advisors, show that I
Packard is now driven to the wall and I
is snarling at everybody who had any
thing to do with bringing about his i
present situation. He boldly says that
if the Commission "count in Gov.
Nicholls, he will
the Republican party, and particularly
President Hayes. All the campaign
telegrams he will bring forth, and other
alleged damaging documents, and, as he
claims he will send Hayes up Salt River.
All this is about the poorest attempt
at bulldozing ever attempted, and only
shows that even a whipped gubernato
rial candidate will sometimes turn and
The Legislature, or rather the crowd
that play at the part in the St. Louis
Hotel, were honored yesterday with a
visit from Hon. 8. S. Cox, ex-Speaker of
the United States House of Representa
tives. Mr. Cox, after being invited to a
seat with the presiding oficer made a
short speech, thanking the body for its
courtesies and his remarks wore re
ceived with considerable applause.
Outside the appearance of ex-Speaker
Cox there was little or nothing to ripple
the mirror surface of the legislative
stream. Tile Commission, the Commis
sion, was all the talk, and like the op
ponents of the boy at the fair who
wanted to climb a good fair sapling,
his opponents cried for more grease to
let him slide down easier.
The New Board Go for $20,000.
Injamnction Insued.
It seems there will be at last some re
lief for the Charity Hospital. Gov.
Nicholls, as ex glchio President of the
new Board of Administrators, Thurs
(lay morning filed an intervention in
the suit of Allen Jumel vs. State Na
tional Bank, on behalf of the Charity
Hospital claiming the sum of $10,000
deposited there as one installment of
the Lottery Company's annuity.
The board also applied for a writ of in
junction against Jos. H. Oglesby, Presi
dent of the Louisiana State National
Bank, enjoining him from paying over
another $10,000-the January install
ment from the Lottery Company. The
writ was issued, and is in the hands of
the sheriff.
These twenty thousand dollars will be
a boon to the Charity Hospital just now,
as its treasury is very low and its sup
plies scant.
"rhey will mnarch no more through the starry
To rumb on the foe at the rlawn of light,
Nor experieone again that fierce delihght
That heroes in battle feel.
Their bivonua fires are all gone out.
Mute are the song and the joyous shout,
The yell, and assault on the strong rerloulA,
With the clashing of angry steel."
The first sight that meets the eye of
the visitor upon entering (Greenwood
Cemetery i- the Confederate monu
ment with Its white marble soldier
standing guard over the memories of
the past.
The soldier stands on the topmost
pcedestal, a representat ive of the bravery
and devotion of a whole people, the best
of whom have fallen and are now min
gled with dust in premature graves.
Lower, right in front, on the granite
slab, stands the heroic bust of totbert E.
Lee. Behind, the hero of Shiloh, a
blasted hope of the young Confederacy,
shines Sidney Johnston, one of the ear
liest martyrs of the "Lost fcause." On
the right is the figure of the immortal
Stonewall Jackson, and on the left Gen.
Polk recalls to our minds how the
church can be militant and offer a will
ing sacrifico upon the altar of patriot
The monument, thus hallowed by all
the memories that the heart holds dear
was piously and artistically decorated
yesterday by the Ladies' Benevolent
Association, whose glory it is to have
raised the funds and erected the mag
nificent mausoleum that enmblematlzcs
the idea of the past.
Other votive offerings from many
sources contributed to adorn with flow
ery tributes this memento of bygone
The front, between the two rows of
granite steps and beneath the bust of
(.on. Ri. E. Leo, wats a perfect bed of
flowers, especlally one large plateau.
resplendant with brilliant colors, (such
as suit the memory of the entombed
heroes), and redolent with perfume, at
tracted universal admiration. It was a
tribute from the Washington Artillery
The most prominent offering at the
bust of Gen. Polk was a magnificent
cross, made entirely of white roses.
(Gen. Johnston's bust was handsomely
decorated the principal ornament being
a splendid basket of choice flowers.
Stonewall Jackson was not forgotten,
the funereal and complimentary flowers
literally encircled him.
Among other pfferings was an anchor
of white roses encircled with a wreath
of the same flowers.
The great mound around and about
the monument was a perfect bed of
loose roses and rose leaves, with inter
mingling bouquets.
In short, the whole was a fitting
homage paid to glorious memories and
an appropriate tribute to the departed
The Washington Artillery was not
unmindful of its gallant Capt. C. H.
Slocomb. The tomb of this splendid
soldier and eminent citizen in the
Metairie Ridge Cemetery was most
appropriately decorated, and a pillar,
adorned with a crown of white roses,
paid due tribute to the gallant citizen
During the whole afternoon crowds of
people visited the cemetery and paid
devotion to the cold remains of the lost
friends of the '' Lost Cause."
St. Charles Metel the Headquarters.
Last evening, by the Mobile train,
Gen. J. R. Hawley, of Connecticut, John
M. Harlan, Wayne MeVeigh and C. B.
Lawrence arrived at the St. Charles
Hotel, thus completing the Commission
sent to investigate (?) Louisiana.
An InJnaetlea Issued.
Suit was filed in the Fifth District
Court by the State of Louisiana on the
relation of Attorney O.e eral Ogden
sht H. (. Dibble, ;A. J. me nt, C0.
0. W. Boothby and J. V. Qulhoun, mem
bers of the old Board of ScBhool Diree
tore, asking for an injunction to restrain
them from interfering in any manner
whatsoever with the new board.
The petition sets forth that the above
defendant's claim still to be the legal
board, and it is feared they might at
tempt to interfere in the management
of the schools now in full possession of
the Nicholls directors.
The writ was granted.
A Iurolar whol Attempted teo eb.
At 3 o'clock Thursday morning Mr.
Chas. H. Scohenck discovered a burglar
on his gallery, evidently attempting to
effect an entrance through the window.
The gentleman secured his revolver,
which was under his pillow, and quietly
left his bed and just as he was in the
act of launching the thief into eternity
his wife begged him to spare his life.
Mr. Schenck lowered his revolver and
fired, shooting the thief in the thigh.
The would-be burglar, as soon as the
ball touched him, leaped over the gal
lery into the street and succeeded in
making his escape.
The gallery was examined and traces
of blood were found, showing that Mr.
Schenck had not fired in vain.
Another Arrival.
We have learned that Mr. HIutchin
son, who voted for IIayes and l'ackard,
and even wrote a pamphlet endorsing
these candidates, lhas arrived in this city
as one of the unofficial advisory coutn
sel of the Commission. Mr. Ilutchin
son is a lawyer from Ohio,
who has icon a resident of New
Orloans for several years. Since
the election he has passed a con
siderable portion of his time in Wash
ington, working In the interest of peace
in Loulsiana and the permanent estab
lishment of the Nicholls government.
It may be well to add that Mr. Hutch
Inson is ia strong personal friend of
President HIayes.
.About half-past 9 o'clock Wednesday
night a fire was discovered in the
kitchen of the premises No. 70 St.
Philip street.
The inmates were aroused, and, with
the assistance of Officer Collins, the
flames were extinguished with a
damage of only $20. No alarm was
Our Brethren of the Prems.
If the Commission effects nothing
else, it will at least have brought back
to our city some of the distinguished
Western and Northern journalists,
whose presence(enlivened us during the
sojourn of the Congressional Committee.
We welcome again to our clubs, ro
tundas, and chatting-places generally,
the following journalistic gentlemen,
who have arrived In advance of the
Commission, viz: M . Patterson, of
the Chicago Tribun innerty, of the
Chicago Ti..,o; Sma thy, of the New
York Tribune, and Richardson, of the
Baltimore Snrt.
st. Charles Avenue.
One of the finest thoroughfares in our
city is St. Charles avenue. The city ad
ministration 13 now making strenuous
nfforts to put it in perfect order from
tbhe New Orleans starting place to Car
rollton, and the property holders all
along the route are subscribing liberally
towards the wished for consummation.
We hear that the Carrollton Railroad
Company has undertaken to complete
one whole equare at its own expense,
and that, in addition, with its usual
liberality, it will subscribe largely
towards the completion of the work.
If properly put in order this would
be one of the pleasantest drives that
could be desired. We think that the
insurance companies have an interest
in seeing that this road is placed in
working order, if it were only as a facil
ity for the prompt passage of the fire
department's steam engines. We are
happy to see that there is now a good
basis for deprending upon a fine driving
road from New Orleans to Carrollton.
As far as we have been able to ascertain
only two thousand dollars are needed to
secure the completion of the work, and
such a paltry sum assuredly should not
stand in the way of so desirable an end,
Board of Flour Inspectors.
At 12 o'clock m., on Thursday, the
new Board of Flour Insp ectors, com
posed of G. Bouligny, H. Judson, E.
Durrive, J. W. Quinn and F. Hathorn,
called upon the old board at their office
35 Poydras street, to take possession,
The gentlemen composing the old board
retiredl before their successors with
gentlemanly grace, andti a bold though
smiling front. Theo board then pro
Sceeded to an rganriztiztlon by electing G.
Bouligny as president, and E. 8. Itoss,
secretary, iThe boardl then adjourned-
ready to begin business under the new
$ Irevitleu.
Mr. Winm. M. Conner, recently the
business manager of Lawrence Barrett,
is in the city. We have reason to sus
pect that Mr. Conner is prospecting in
the theatrical line for next season.
Pool selling for the fall races will be
in to-night at Hawkins' club-room.
he celebrated Carthcart will officiate
as pool seller.
The Varieties Theatre company, un
der the management of our old-time
acquaintance, Mr. John Crickard, will
travel professionally to Brooklyn, N. Y.,
stopping at the principal cities on their
way. "Samson ' will be the play which
they will present on the tour, which will
last about six weeks.
The Jackson Railroad will resume on
Sunday next, the 8th instant their Sun
day excursions to McComb City and in
termediate points. Now is the chance
for those who want to breathe pure air
and get rid, *for a day, of business
troubles and week day cares.
It was quite a compliment that was
paid to Mr. G. Bouligny by the newly
appointed Board of Flour Inspectors,
to re-elect him as President.
11 and 12 o'clock Wednesday night the
carpenter shop of Mr. E. Rousset, situ
ated at the corner of Ursuline and
Marais streets, was entered by thieves
who stole and carried away two tool
chests valued at $200 and marked "E.
R." the thieves effected an entrance
by means of a jimmy.
BURGLARY. - Between the hours of
12 and 1 o'clock yesterday thieves en
tered the residence of Mrs. Houghton,
at the corner of Jena and Perrier
streets, and during the absence of the
family succeeded in stealing and carry
ing away jewelry and silverware valued
at $100. The burglars made their es
cape, leaving no clue to their identity.
BRsonu Inox DI)owmnto.-Wednes
day evens a boy, named Louis Case
nae s etally fell into the rivet* Off
Wli sIowo
taken to his residence, NXo.
TUB Colate,.
superior criminal CoUlt.
BASSA5 OOptt5.
State es rel., 'Too. A. Briggsl vs 1Crlamina
Sheriff--Belator claims to be illiegall held for a
debt, havog not paid a $5 ine. Writ refamed
and relator remanded.
Carrying concealed weapons.-3. J, Willie
B. Daulusson, Win. Johnson and hieihta
Manslaughter-E;las Uibson. Motion for balk
Robbery- -Margartte Colins.
Robbery--Ifizzie Dixon.
First Distrlet Cours.
Assault with Intent to commit rape--Ceo PIe
grinl and Mrs. L. lickert.
Obtaining money under false pretennes.-Oarke
L. Du Ohoin.
Laroeny-Feliz Larose.
Assault and battery-- James E. Davis.
Assault and battery-Minnie Jackson.
AuIrllrr D.
Assault and battery -James Norton.
BL.n RA r~,oox.--SnocResiom of Franz Z segl.e.
To be sold this day at 11 o 'look at No. 148- Gra.
ier street, by Messrs. Montgomery. Forfdli par.
ticulars see adwvrtisement.
I. C. Levi, 108 Canal street, announces in an
other column that, on nsoerat of the meeting
which is to take plire at Lafayette Square to
day, the auction, who.h was to have taken place
at his store, will ,be postponed until to-morrow,
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Po'r's BEIrNEFIT.--The benefit of Mfr.
Charles Pope at the Varieties last even
Ing was well attended. The tragedy of
"Hamson" was performed with Mr.
I'ope as Samson antd Miss Rosa Rand
as I)eliler, and was a creditable affair.
The performance closed with the comedy
of the "Old Guard," which was played
by amateurs principally.
After the close of "Samson" Mr. Pope
was called to the front anti made a neat
speech, thanking the people of New
Orleans for the kindness that they had
ever shown, and expressed his hope that
when he returned among them peace
and prosperity would reign again.
AUADIEMY OF MStIc.-At the Academy
of Music to-night Mr. John Thompson
takes his benefit, and will appear In an
entirely new play to our public, entitled
"Moses, the Old Clothes Man," the
beneficiary appearing in the title role, a
character which he will doubtless sup
port very ably, if we may judge from
sketches in the same line in which we
have seen him. Mr. Thompson closes
his engagement on Saturday night. At
the matinee on Saturday he will also
play "'Moses."
On Sunday the "Streets of New York,"
and on Monday Mr. Power, the leading
man of the Academy company, take
his benefit in Lester Wallack's beauti
ful play of " Rosedale." We trust that
our theater-going public will on that
evening, show their appreciation of this
worthy actor by giving him a full house.
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