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01. 18, to authorise the city of New Orleans to g alt in any court of competent Jurisdiioton Sth parish of Orl.ans. Passed finlly. Boos bill No. -, Inorporating the Barateria bhl (eanal Company. Beturned from the Senate with amendments. leveral motions were made- among others, one not to concur in the amendments, another to onour, and finally one to postpone until to-mor row and to have the amendmente printed In the journal. On a motion to lay the last motion on the table, the yeas andu nay were called. Yeaes, 41- nays, 25. Adopted. -he a mendments were taken up separately, @ncunrred in, and the bill passed finally as amended. Mr. Sartain, of Carroll, introduced, by consent, a bill to repeal act No. 91 of 1874. Mr. Ryland, of Wesetelloiana, chairman of the Commlittee on Commerce and Agriculture, re orted favorably, with amendmetse, on Senate il No. 189 relative to the fees of the harbor marters of New Orleans. As amended the charges 4n made as follows : On steamships, $20; steam .-.pe pying to Texas or other Gulf port,, $10; -ips, $0 ; bars, $15 ; brigs and three-masted ehooners, $10; other schooners, $2 50. Mr. Huntington announced his intention to mote against the bill, because it wua repugnant to the constitution of the .United States, and the ~harge on tonnage had been so decided by the tnpreme Court of the niotted State. -M. Lyons said he would also object. These -.baee were the course of the falling off of the ,anpi.goa.rht this port. r. Voors and Mr. Young. of Claiborne, both ,ald that this was simply a pulloe regulation and was not a charge on tonnage, but simply a fee on aessels to defray the expenses of keeping harbor. Iuastere, which were necessary to regulate the landng of ships coming to this port. Mr. HuntingSon replied that the Supreme Oourt had in all cases on the subject ruled that no -tate had the right to impose the tax for polioe .zulatieus or otherwise. Mr. Young said that if this bill did not pass it Would leave inoperative the bill now in existence, la.oh placed milch higher charges. Mr. Huntington withdrew his objection in con dderatiou, he eall, of tuei fact. He thought, however, it would be better to r peal the existing The bill was passed as amended. Mr. Lamare. of New Orleans, by consent, in. -odnuced a bill to luncorporate Orleans Steam En fu lire Company ho. 21, of New Orleans. le ed to the coutmittee on Corporations. ouse bill 21, relative to exempting from the )lcense tax alt persons selling goods of their own manufacture, manufactured in this State, came up again a unfinished business from the morn in alendar. Mr. Tremoulet offered an amendment specify lug esrtain classes of manufacturers that alone ehould be exemp ed from the license tax. Laid on the table. The bill was pasoed finally. HRose bill No. 283, to require assessors to as ases all property not abs lutely required for haritable purposes, returned from the Senate with amendments. Mr. MeGehee suggested that however mnoh he Was dlsatiseed at the action of the Senate in umending the bill, as it now stood, it still fford. a4 some bnefit to the State, he would therefore Move to oonour in the amendments. Mr. Voorhtes took the door to object and to move for the appointment of a eonference oom -ittee to refer the amendments. He then went 4s,to say that the House had already too fre tqqtly given way to the Senate on the pies that Mnlure on the part of the House to concur in their amendments would defeat the bills under discussion and leave objectionable ones on the Statnte books. Mr. Jonas followed in the same strain. The but features of the bill had been thrown out by Be Senatelalthough they were only declaratory ections, or explanatory of existing laws. He had already totad for the last stime to ogree to amendments of the Senate to save bills from de .-at and wished now to lay the responsibility, in ase otdefeat, at the door of the Senate. Mr, Lyons also spoke against the amendments. Mr. McGsehee said that hi had been informed by Senators that they would pass a bill of the Mas effect as the sections contained in the origi u al House bill, which had been stricken out only because they were not of a charater to be apupled with the other features of this bill. He would, in the morning, himself introduce a bill to cover the amendments. Mr. McGehee through o.t, however, expressed views similar to those of Messrs. Jonas, Voorhies and Lyons; his sole ob Je. in wienting to co cur in the Stnate's amend uý ntt being to save the remaining sections of the bill from defeat. The questio,, on non-ooncurrence was now put end the Hou reflued to agree in the amend · Ints by a large majority, and the appointment of a conference committee was ordered, to consist of Messre. Voorheus, Jonas, McGehee, Singleton and Steele. The House sajourned. Q o..-~---- ----.0"--- THE QUO WARRANTO CASE. mlseethlng Contemplated but Nothing aone, and Nothing Probably to be Done. [N. Y. Tribune.] WAsHINGTON, April 3. - The gossips have had a great deal to say within the past few days about quo warranto pro eedings to be instituted in behalf of Gov. Tilden for the purpose of deter mining President Hayes title to his office. It is certain that no such pro eeedings have been begun in the courts of this city, although it is almost equally certain that something Of the kind has been contemplated. icohard T. Merrick, who was employed as one of Gov. Tilden's attorneys be fore the Electoral Commission, and who has been reported to have the papers in his possession has positively denied this report, andt has certainly taken no steps in the matter. It has also been reported that the proceedings, though contemplated, would be postponed un til after the United States troops have 'been withdrawn from the support of Chamberlain and Packard in South Car olina and Louisiana. The theory is that if Hampton and Nicholls are recognized as Governors of those two States, the recognition would also throw a cloud over President Hayes' title to the Presidency. This idea is un doubtedly just the reverse of the truth. EThe recognition by the present Admin istration of the Democratic claimants in the two disputed States, or rather the refusal to support the Republicans with the army will probably be so satisfac tory to Gov. Tilden's ,political friends that no steps to dispossess President Say.e after that occurs will be taken. No proceedings of this kind may there fore be expected until after the report of the Louisiana Commission and the action of the Administration upon it, and none then if Nicholls succeeds in asserting his authority as Governor of Louisiana. Only LIvIng Legal President. [Pitteburg Post.J General Grant has had a very cordial resoeption at Cincinnati. People begin to feel kindly toward "the old man." He is the only man living who has le gallyheld the office of President. Til den has an honest claim to the title, but it doesn't count in giving out post offoes. HAva YOU PAID YOUR TAXES ? Wendell Phillips doesn't refuse to in dome recommendations to President' ay, but neither does he withhold his on of the Administration when a, such indorsement. In recom g a Boston man forappointment certain mission he at the same i. ites: "I do this, though I de pest -d distrust w the Administration." -[Snmgafi0obe, Ind. ·I, sts ar ib bet., worthe war Was Pip.r $ibsk&. Wlpiilds Piper. AkrtgsH.Miaewd fsgss s m braieig an NEWS BY MAIL. TIHE MAN PEOl F OEer IA. A New and Influential Adviser of the President. [New York Herald.] Among the large crowd at the Execu tive Mansion to-day, eager to see the President, was a foot-sore homespun clad Georgian, who, upon the assertion that he had walked all the way from Georgia to see the President, was ad mitted to his presence without the usual waiting. The Georgian informed the President that he had no favor to ask in the way of obtaining an office, but de sired to give him some information re garding affairs in Georgia. The oppor tunity was at hand, and the pedestrian related several matters that he thought should be attended to, of which the President made a note with a view to their proper oficial reference. A STRANGE ELECTION. The securities of Two Defaulting Treas urers Released. [Olnolinnti Enquirer.] Wooster, Ohio, had a strange election Monday, April 1. A proposition was submitted to the popular vote to release the securities of the two defaulting county Treasurers. The proposition was submitted to the voters in three forms: First. to release from liability for the county fund; and second and third from liability for the Wooster school fund and Wooster city fund. The prop osition to release from the county fund was voted down by 513 majority, while the two other propositions were carried by a majority of 216. This is the first election of this kind that has ever been held in this State. COAL. A Combinatlon to Raise Prices. [N. Y. SEn.] The presidents of the coal producing and carrying companies conferred again yesterday in the offices of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. The per fection of a new combination to control the price of coal had at the previcus meetings been referred to Messrs. Dick son, Gowen and Sayre. Those gentle men presented two plans. The first recommended the appointment of one general sales agent for all the compa nies. This was received very favorably by most of the representatives. The second report suggested an ap portionment of tonnage and production among the various companies, such as would eventually work the desired rise by producing an artificial scarcity of the staple. The reports given out represented that the relative appor tionment was satisfactory to all parties, but it was learned, notwithstanding, that there was a warm debate in which those companies that are apparently in trim to stand a financial storm were not inclined to make the desired concessions to weaker companies. It also appeared that the limitation plan was the one which, in all probability, would be ul. timately adopted, as, after lengthy de bate, it was referred back to the com mittee to which Messrs. Hoyt and Clark were added. This committee is to meet at 11 a. m. to-morrow. MOUTH CAROLINA'4 SENATORS. Corbln will not Contest-Butler sure of Admisslon. [N. Y. Tribune.] WASHINGTON April 5.-Mr. Corbin, ex United States bistrict Attorney in South Carolina. who was elected by the Cham berlain Legislature to the United States Senate, has said that he should not re main as a permanent resident of that State longer than is necessary to settle up his business affairs. He has been making inquiries as to the advantages of several Western cities with a view of taking up his residence in one of them. There is a general impression that he will not press his claim for admission to the Senate upon the Chamberlain credentials. Sena tor John J. Patterson has said that he does not intend to return to South Carolina after the expiration of his two remaining years of service in the Senate. Gen. M. C. Butler, who has been elect ed to the Senate by the Hampton Legis lature, will certainly demand admis sion, and there is now very little doubt of his success. It is reported that when the Hampton Legislature reconvenes, in the latter part of this month, the re organized body, as to whose authority and legality there can be no doubt, will go through the form of another election, and will undoubtedly choose M. C. But ler again. Upon this latter certificate, if not upon his former, he expects to be seated. CIVIL SERVICE REFORW. A Board to Examine Applicants. [Cinciunati Commercial.] WASmINOTON, April 6. - Secretary Schutz has promulgated an order pro viding for the investigation and deter mination of questions connected with appointments, removals and promo tions in the various bureaus of his de partment, by means of a board of in quiry, comprising three members-- one to represent the Secretary's office, and appointed by the Secretary, one to be selected from such bureaus as the Secre tary may indicate, and named by the head thereof, and a third to be desig nated by the head of the bureau from which the changes or recommendations emanate, the two first named to serve three months, and the latter for the session. When a reduction is necessary in any bureau a list of names, twenty five per cent. in excess of the actual number to be dismissed, shall be fur nished the Secretary, and the required number shall be selected from the list by the board. It is provided, however, that the result of the board's inquiries shall in every case be submitted to the Secretary of the Interior for approval. The system of investigation thus out lined has been prepared by 8eoretary Schurz after much deliberation and careful consideration of views presented to him, on his invitation, by various chiefs of bureaus and other responsible officers of the department. It is be lieved the system will, in its practical workings, not only relieve the Secretary and bureau officers from the present necessity of devoting a large part of their time to matters of comparatively little public importance, but will secure exact justice to all parties concerned. GARFIELD AS SPEAKRER. An Ugly Rebul from a Republican Con gressman. [Special to Cincinnati Enquirer.] WhssuToToN, April 5.-Garfield, in his wild chase for the Speakership, got a black eye from Russell Ewett, Repub lican member-elect from the Pittsburg (Penn.) District. Some days ago Gar field wrote a letter to Ewett, stating that he was a candidate for the Speakership; that he was the choice of President Hayee, and that it was among the poea sibilities to orgealse the Hliouse on a RBe lmblean besat; tabt he indoreed the oiN Hayee oSouthern pooca-I a id ov reforb oad ·he abodld be Iesejdi.8 he Ewet.1 voe. The let quality him to wield the gavei that he was glad that he (Garfield) was the choloe of President Hayes; that he was, moreover, glad that Garfield was in accord with his views of civil service reform, and that the President would find in him (Ewett) a faithful ally in as sisting him to carry it out. With refer ence to the Southern policy, Ewett begs the question, saying that he reserves his judgment until it is further devel oped. He concludes, however, by stat ing that inasmuch as the President is desirous to have the House reorganized in a manner that will not handicap him in the administration of his Southern policy, he shall cast his vote for the Speakership for Samuel J. Randall, of Pennsylvania, whom he thinks Will be a more fitting and true reflex of that policy than Gen. Garfield can be, inase much as the latter's past history is an tagonistic to that policy, and cannot be henestly in accord with it. FUN FOR NEW YORKERS. The Itallan Carnivals and the Monther Mardl eras to be Imitated. [N. Y. Sun.J At a meeting in the Sturtevant House, last evening, in relation to a proposed "industrial and carnival procession," Mr. C. Godfrey Gunther presided, and Major Willard Bullard was secretary. It is proposed to have, at the earliest day practicable, a day of general jolil flcation, something like the last day of the carnival in Venice and in Rome, or rather like the New Orleans Mardi Gras. The programme em braces an industrial procession in the day time, representing the trades and different modes of doing business in this city. The line, it is estimated from the number of those who have already signified their inten tion to participate, will have over 1000 decorated wagons, attended by over 10,000 workingmen. At night another procession will present a living history of noteworthy American events, with a display of allegorical and historical tableaux on "floats," to be drawn by elephants, camels and horses. The animals are to be illuminated by gas jets, supplied by gutta percha tubes running along their harness. On these floats will be represented America as it Was, Landing of Columbus, Landing of the Norsemen, Penn's Treaty, Tea Ship, Call of Putnam, Declaration of Inde pendence, Mexico, New York as it Was, Washington Crossing the Delaware, Jackson at New itrleans, and other events in American history. CLAIBORNE. No Compromtse of a Loagle Right-A Pledge of Life, Property and,Honor to the Nicholls Government. At a large meeting held at the court house in the town of Homer, Clalborne parish, La., on Saturday, March 31, 1877, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted, to wit: Whereas, we learn that President Hayes In tends sending to Louisiana a committee to in vestigate the confli ting claims of the lawful government and the bogus government headed by 8. B. Packard; and, Whereas, it is thought that said Commislion will endeavor to force a compromise between the administration legally chosen and the said fraud ulentt Packard gov'rnment; therefore, be it liesolved, That conscious of the legl lrights and tle justice of the title of Gov. France. T. Nicholls and tho otficile acting with him, we boldly challenge investigation. Resolred, ' hat we favyr no compromise; that the Necholls governnlielt is the choice of the peo ple, and that we will condelmn any transaction which will have in any degree the ten,: ney to abridge or to change the result of the cleo;tio in November, 1870. BReiolred, That we endorse in to'o the resolu tions iof the meeting held il Sh: ev,,port on March 23, espcrially acceptinig as expressive of our i ntiments the first two : "t7hat knowing Francis ". Nicholls to have been elected Governor of Louislana at the general election held on tih, 7th of Novenbt r, 1876, we pledge him our lives, our fortunes, andt our sacred honor. "Tltaa under no circumstances will we re cognizo or tolerate any government of which S. B. Packard Is the Ih ad, and if necessary to prevent it, will use every means with which God and nature has provided us." Be it further r.solved, That the secretary of this meeting furnish a copy of theerersolut on, to the editor of the New Orleans I)E.ocnaT, with the re quest that he publish the same, and to the Hhreve port Times and the Ouachita Telegraph, and also a copy to the Speaker of the Hcluse f Itepresenta tives anit President of the eunate of the State of Louisiana. JOHN 8. YOUNG, Chairman. S. R. RIici.tnnsuo, Heret; ry. FItANKLIN PAltleIl. The Pollee Jury Recognize the Nlrholls Gieverllnens--Pitslnancla and l' hysical Support for dov. Nichol~s. \\INNVrPnoito April 2. Wheress, on tiih 7th of Niov.mler last, Francis T. Nicholls was diuly anwl I gal v oleo id G(oternor of the State of L.rnuwiiint by a large riajil ity of the qulshttied ielectors ,f said Stat, aiiil Whlleroes, oie 4. 3. Pl'kard. the d.f, ated can didateid f sai oflic, is now and has bet n claim ing, since the Hit of Januriy, 1877, to be the Governlor of the State of l..ousiatn, without, all title to said ofilico, except the procnimation of I)ioimber 5t1, 1876;, of llie itturnihg Bard of said Stlate, which proci lmation is false as to the results, and thi autbhor of which, the members of the leteurnirg Board, were shown by the r vi deuce before thi Congreaiional Conmmtttl to be guilty sof Iraud and perjury, and the paid hirehling of Packard, Kellogg & Co., to deprive the citizens of thebo State of their r.ght of firan chise gnaranteed to them by the constitftion of the Uliitrd States and of this State; therefore Be it Resolved, By the President and members of the Police J.lry of the parish of Franklin, at their April term, 1877, that they, in their lffioial capacity, and as the representa'ives of the people of said parish, do Lerieby recoglize Francis 1. Nicholls as the legal Governor of said state and do hereby, for themselves and their conentu nts, pledge to Francs T. Nicholls, as Governor of said State, their moral, f. inancial and, if need be, physical support, to uphold and maintain him in his administration as the Chief Executive of said Stato. Be it further resoI'ed. That we will nol, in our oflicial capacity, recognize ainy pe sone ecomis sionedl or appointed to otheice since the 8th Janu ary, uinless commissioned by Francis 1'. Nicholls, the legal Governor of esaid State. Be ii furtheri resoledi, That a copy of this pre rmblo and ree ,lutio::s tie fornlihed tie Fralklin Sun, New Orleans DEtOCaAT and his Excellency, Francis T. Nicholls, Governoir of the i-tate of Louisiana. J. A. BASKIN, t'reiden Poiuce Jury. Attest: N. W. TuztEv.zn r, Cledk. AIIUS EEN I N. Au'nDcvy orF Music.-The benefit of Mr. W. R. Power. tim leading man Cf' tho Academy, which ocunrrod last ev:Iiie, we well.P aInttunde,. "R se dale" wma creiitably reruderel by Mr. Power, Misse Wldmot, Mica Conuo lhiompann, Miss Le clair, Mr. IReal Tic ou!uy faut that we cu d find being a lack of fintlh in every part, but that nasadeftct due to the a tuouC la.t,.,~e of the c nipan.y, whi have too little time to perfi.ct themselves in anythi g This beautiful Itr, w-i.ih cul lave ben car peutered only by a mani tlhor-iug'ly acqulinlted with the sage admit. l nfit mdli.rivy in any of its roles, and to cayv ihat there was ? io merdiocrity evidenced list right by any of the ladies 'r genilemen mentioned abv. is the bers cimtli ment that we con pay them. RosedJle will be repeated to-ni Wh'. New hosiery, paraso;s a.n. .nur-tt embroidery opeloig ts-m rriw (Wednsda) at) t M. L. Bjrne A o.', 163 o Canal street . B j VLAVOarm'i.. ELT ?rrr -A-re Dusd IaudeodB rao d b e bestt 1oieln D oweIt THlE HIUi JOIGTS. Listening to the 1tory. Like hash, the Commission still remains the great mystery of the hour, and what they say or what they do Is only known in a very general way, and not with sufficient accuracy to base upon it any reliab'e judgment of what they think All Monday morning they remained in con sultation and about noon admitted several visit. ore. Beveral delegations from the country have already arrived, and amongst them a number of Packard's supporters, who visit the Commisiuon to say that, notwithstanding the fact that they voted for and always stood by the Doss, they oan not longer hang to him. One said that the crops, business, and indeed everything depended on the recognition of Nicholls. The negroes wanted it, for merchants would now make no advances, and they can make no crops. It is not improbable now that the Com mission will complete its labors by Thursday and leave. AFTER THE SECRET CONSULTATION of the members had come to a close, a committee of our leading cotton merchants and bankers who came by appointment were ushered in. It was composed of such men as John Phelps, Esq., John I. Adams, J. B. Latitte, and others of the same high character. After the committee had been seated, their views on the situation was asked, and some five of the number expre-sed themselves at some length. They showed how necessary it was that there should be a speedy solution of the present involved otndition of aff ire, and how seriously it affected ALL BUSINESS in Louisiana. In response to a question asked by one of the Commiseion as to the best means to be taken to solve it, a member of the committee responded that unquestionably it was only by the recogni tion of the Nicholls government, or the with drawal of the troops. The Commission in their turn EXPnIESSED THEIR VIEW!4 to the following effect: They thonght the Logis lature, or rtiher those memberts of both bodies, Whose election was admitltet by b ,th sides, ought justly to be considered the btate ol Louis lana now, there being two claimants for the gubernatori l position. there cou'd not be two Legislatures, no matter if they sat in five difftrent places. Titero was only one and that was composed of those whose seate we re not (ontested except afor the organi. zatiron of the two Legislatures. This fusion Leg islature would consist of one hundred and three members in the House a, d thirty-three in the Senate, forming a working body. 'he Commis sion, through its spokesman, WENT ON TO PAY this Legislature ought to be as:embled, either on their own motion or by the consent of Gov. Nlcholls and I'ackaed, and thev should then pro ceed to a recount of the votes and seat the man, be it Gov. Nicholls or his opponent. This plan the gentleman of the visiting com mittee pronounced at once to be not practicable. They told the Commission that it would be im possible to get the people's consent to snob a plan, and it could not be possibly made feasible. After an interchange of individual views on the question the gentlemen withdrew and a commit toe of twelve colored men, representing a city Republican club, entered, headed by Dr. Rou danez. This committee gave the Packard side of the situation and urged his recognition. bhortly after this a committee of seven from the Packard House was announced, and they also stated Packard's claims. Upon their departure at 6 p. m. the Commission adjourned, having been in seseion from 10 o'clock a. m. Today, at 10 o'clock, they have an engagement with a delegation of colored men of this city, and at 2 o'clock they will receive the Mayor and city Administrators. The views expressed by the majority of the Commission relative to the proper plan of adjust inug the Louisiana quclstion are not participated in by Gov. Brown, of Tennessee. From what can be gathered he favors the WITHIIDIAWAL OF TiLE TROOPI'S. It oan now be quite accurately guessed what will be the drift of the Commission's report, and that drift looks in the direction of a compromise in the 1, gislative branch of the government. 1oe opinions generally expressed last night, as to this. were all positive and firm in oppositioa to it, and the people scout the idea. THiE IUE FIEND ON TIlE RAM.JAUlE The Ruin it Wrought on Monday Morning. At 3 ,'clock Monday morning a fire broke out in Algiers and, owing to the high winds that pre vaited at the time, looked as if it would leave the Ittle townt in ruins. The fire origmna.ed in the two-story house of Wm. Fell Hook and Lidder No. 1, rituated at he corner of Newton and Third streets. The buildinmg was totally destroyed. The property was covered by $800 insurance, in the nun Mutual and Firemen's Insuranoe com panoie. The flames then leaped across the street and destroyed the ono-st ry frame house occupied by Washington Goodman. On this building there was no insurance. The adj ining house, a one story frame, occupi d by George Walters, and in sured for 8600 in the Merchants' Insurance Com pany, next added fuel to the flames. The residence of Michael Zteyer, a oar-story frame, was the next destroyed. This property was insured for $ 00 in the Firemen's Insurance Company. The roof of John Martuo' residence was damaged to the extent of $75, and the Id elling house of Wm. Bergrerns was damaged to the amount of $60. The high winds that pre vailed at the ttme blew the sljaks in every direc tion, and some of them falling on the toofs set s-veral houses on fire on eenveteth and Eighth streets; also the Catholic church, but the flames were almost immediately extinguished, and the aamage was very shgkt. Thu fire was accidental. PACIK RD'S ACRE. One can see titit the faithful at the St. Louis HIwl are on their good behavior, now that the Comrmie*'oi has its argus eye upon them. They look a ditl s cleaner in the face, and the blue of tie 1letropolitam'sa ,uniforms seems brighter. The lhtos, like poor Mrs. Dimboy, is making an "cffott," and that effort consists in making as mu .h out of his side show as possible. The band, consisting of the Legislature, toot as lustily as p ctsible in order to make the outside crowd be h-Ive there is a verilable anaconda and royal Ben gal on exhibition, whilst the men at the door put on a look of buseness, as though tickets were rushing off like hot cakes. But all this deceives no one, for once inusde the tent, the visitor sees that it is a thimble-rig affair, and not a genuine show. What just NOW TROUBLES PACKARD is that there is a strong Republican pressure being brought to bear to wean from him some of the members of the House, and he is concerned at the prospect of its success. The Hayes Republicans want for their leader's sake this Louisiana imbroglio adjusted and they have no hesitation in saying Packard must go by the board. They are satisfied his government can no ver stand and they want all this delay in arriving at the end cut short. There has been for some days pasta drumming up of the parish officials who recognize the Pack ard faro, that there may be presented a full roll to the Commission, but from present appearances the return to most of the summonses will be "absent without leave." WOUNDED HONOR. The InJured Parties Seek Satisfaction With Pistol, on St. Charles Street. About hal. past 10 o'clock last night a difficulty took place on Pt. Charles street near Commer - cial A le., between William c.,uam, John Bren n i ant' William Marlborough, which terminated in a disinterested party, named Wm. J. um mtmigs, being shot in the leg and slightly wounded The facts as gleaned by a D$aicEAT reporter from eye.-wituesset , are as follows: Beaum,Bren. non and Marlb rough met at the place above stated, and the two former aocused the latter of Shavin g published arsioles against them in a dis t reposab.e sheet, known as the Chicago /treet Gazette This brought on a discus-son and, M-rott.rowuh, feeling himself insulted by tte language used, is said to have struck Schaum in the face. Bonaum, as it is alleged, jamped-into the street, AND DRAWING HIS PISTOL, Sfired one shot at his assailant without effect. s Mariboarah saielded himself behind young Cummings, and when Schamn fired the seond Sshxt Cummings was the recapient of the ball. T he womanded boy was immediately ooeeyed ttot drug matu. at tihe aore. t p and *Grer _ wbe e wie b d ,i t ei up in the Central SBttlon, the former ohabged with belig the principal and the Itter the soees sory in the shooting. Mlarlboroughb sceedeed in evading arrest. THE RIVER AQAIN. Another Human Being Ends His Life In Its Turbll Waters. It is singular, yet observation has proven it to be a fact that no sooner does one unfortunate sever his connection with the world by his own hands, than his example is followed by others, sometimes by many, and, at other periods, by a lesser number. 'Ihis fact has been exemplified within the past eight days by four human beings, weary of the world, chosing the rver for relief, while the fifth resorted to the rflse. The last case of suicide occurred at quarter. past 8 o'clock Monday morning, when John Valen tlne Woulford repaired to the levee, at the foot of Lafayette street, and leaped into the river. As stated by parties who saw him, the de ceased walked to the levee, took off his hat, wrote something on a piece OF BROWN PAPFR, and placed the bit of paper In the hat. As soon as he had finished writing he ex claimed: "G(ood-byI" "Here goesl" and leaped into the river. Every effort made to save him was of no avail; he came to the surface only once, the sec ond time he went DOWN rOREVER. The hat and bit of paper were brought to the Harbor Station, and writien on the paper was the following: "John Valent"- It was afterwards learned that the deceased was a drayman in the employ of Mesars. Schmidt & Ziegler, wholsasle gro e a on Ni w Levee street. A representative of the DIMOaoAT learned frrom a member of the firm that the deceased had been In their employ for several months. He came to the staire Monday morning about 7 o'olook, ate his broakfast, after which he wont away, and nothing more was seen of him until it was reported that he had committed suicide. They state that the deceased was under the irllloence ofliquor all day Sunday and Sanday night, and that they can assign no aouse save this for the rash act on his part. Wolford was a man without a family, aged 32 years, and has been residing in the firm's stables. The body was not recovereti. WILLFUL WILetON. The Cowardly Deed Hie Committed on Monday at NOon. At 20 minutes to one o'clock yesterday, in front of Peter Campero's sailor boarding house on the levee, between Elysian Fields andl Mrigny streets, George Peters and Peter Wilson, both runners for the above sort of establishmen s, met by chance, and the meeting proved most disasetrous to the firmer, as it re suited in Lim having his nose changed from a most beautiful pug to a muos prominent Homan, and also being the reclpient of a dangerous stab in the left side by a knife in the hands of the latter. It appears that for some time past Peters has been getting ahead of Wilson in capturing odgers for his boarding house. This caused the ater to b come jealous, AND iHE WAS DETERMINED to have revenge the first time an opportunity presented itself. Yesterday Wilson passed the place above stated and discovered Peters sitting down having his boots blacked. This was more than he could stand-a new dodge on the part of Peters to capture customers. At er meditating awhile Wilson walked cver to where Peters was sitting, and spat upon the newly pollshed boot. This was more than human nature could en dnre, so 'eters informed Wilson that he was i putting up a nickle for the polishing of those boots, and if he squirted tobacco juice on them again he would geo the worst of it. Wilson paid but littl attention to the remarks. CF HIS RIVAL, and quietly waited f :r the polishing of the second boot. The bootblack had hardly given the last ( touch with the brush when Wilson repeated the I act. Peters, as quick as thought, sprang to his feet and struck at Wilson, but missed him; the latter retalliated and succeeded in bringing his man to eartb, and while his violim was i own he drew from his pocket a large sized Penknife and thrust it into his left side, leaving the weapon su the wound. After cotusumnmatig his bloody work I he lostno time in moking good his escape. The wounded man was conveyed to the Charity Hos pital, where his wound was examined by the phy sioita of the ward and pronounced dangerous if not mortal. A WHITE HANDLEO RAZOR. The Weapon Used by Mary Small nla Carving Her Victim. At 4 o'clock last evening, on Bagatelle street, between Cra;s and Love, a difficulty took place between two of 'Africe's daughters, Mary Husley and slary Small, which terminated in the latter drawing the ioevitable white handled razor and with it iflicting two severe cats upon the body of the former. The wounded woman was taken to her residence on Peace street, near Ohartres, and exami ed by a physician, who stated that the patient had been cut twice, once in the back and on the left arm, but that neither of the wounds were dangerous. The accused, Mary Small, was locked up in the Fifth Precinct Station. Cause of the row, "whisky." MARRIED ON THE FOURTH. Napoleon Bonaparte Lazard Purges I Himnuelf. On Wednesday morning last Napoleon Bona parte Lazard and Mice Anna Lovet were united in I the bondse of matrimony by Justice Laresche, of the Third Justice Court, within the walse of the Parish Prison, thereby teominstung the snit which was pending against the bridegroom, who was immeuiately released, and is a free man again. The Pools. There was a goodly attendance last night at the i pool sales over Johnny Hawkiub' saloon, where the bidding was very lively on to-day's events. I In the three-rquarter mile dash for all ages, or I 77te First Race-Jack Hardy sold for $175, Red manl $15o, f. Id $90. Second iace.-am Harper $200, Verdigris $92, Ruosk Butler $32, Henry Owens $24. Third Rlace-Coriander $50, Bob Wooley $40, Coronelle $41, Kilbourn $40, field $20. The races will commence punctually at 3 o'clock. I Mortuary Report. The mortuary report for the week ending on Sunday at 6 p. m., as furnished as by Dr. LeMon nier, Secretary of the Board of Health, shows hat interments numbered 150; the principal causes of death being consumption 14, adult de bility 6, heart disease 7, pleuro pneumonia smallpox 52, tris nasientium 5, all fevers 7. Whites 71, blacks 79. Males 77, females 73. Fif ty-eight were childrend under 10 years of age. Nstionslties-Africa 1, Austria 1, England 1, France 1, (Ger any 10, Ireland 11, Louisiana 91, other States 27. Four stillborn childrens were reported besides the above total. Nineteen of the diseased were buried f om public institutions and twenty-four on Coroner's certificates. Negro I lends. On the 6th inst., in Algiers, a colored girl named Amelia Lawson was the victim of a most dasMardly outrage by two negro brutes assisted in their crime by a negro woman named Laura Meyers. The particulars are too revolting for publication. One of the accused, Thoe. Andrews, has been arres'ed, but Theodora Page, his ac complice, has up to this time evaded arrest. Eltction of Trustees. At an election held yesterday for trustees for the Factors' and Traders' Insurance Company the following gentlemen were elected to serve during the ensuing year : John I. noble, John Chaffe, Richard Milliken, J. I. Warren, R. T. Buckner, Bamuel Friedlander, A. A. Yates, John I. Adams, Isaac Scherck, B M. Walmsley, A. H. May, S. . Sn. owden, T Lytt. Lyon, ·amnel H. Boyd, Jos.ph McElroy. Wm. J. Behan, B. F. Eschieman, Hm. 0. Black, Ohas. Chaffe, L. C. Jurey, Wm. Haruwell, O. J. Leeds, A. T. Janin, Jos. Bowling. A. M. Bickham. FPeand Dead In Her Red. At half-past 10 o'clock yesterday morning a white woman named Lena 8tra.s, a native tf Germlany, aged 46 years, was found dead in her bed at her residence, No. 182 IDauphine street. The coroner held an i'qaest, sad resumrned a ver diet that the deceased died leohobrs. The tolowtn wern LIs omecera eleeted by the uehmbeso1dpealny, Orsmms No. l, at the retary, Paul Obarnier; F.,remsu e8, Bg. Q4j yirlj Asalatant. P. Daniels. Maccut d' .m l4at, O.Ca agno; Tresaurer, P. Bohem. * nb eleoted. haert Items. John Mitchel was picked up in the beef marrk. by Officer Wilson, at the instigation of Mary Pascal, and looked up in the Third Station-houe . charged with being a pickpocket. John Reiley when drunk is dangerous but no doubt when Judge Miltenberger has flnisaed with him his temper will have been earbed. He Wea. arrested at balf.past 5 o'clock Sunday evenlog and looked up in the Third Precinla Statleo,. charred with being drunk and firing a gEu in the street; also charged by fficer Gaerin with as saulting him with a shotgun with intent to kill. Sisoe Sundaj morning an old lady named Martha Gallagher, aged 65 years. has bees miss lin from- her residence. Any information oo cernung her, left at the Oentral Polleet.aki-, will be thankfully received. 0. Marquetz, a butcher by occupation, was ar rested in the St. Mary Market and locked up I, the Oentral Station, charged with attemptng to enter stalls by means of false keys. Election of Dlrectors. The following gentlemen were yesterday elected Directors of the Citizens's Savings Bma : J. L. Oubernator E. W. Huntington, Orunewald, E. P. Champli,. New hositery, paraols and ,nt-out embroldery opening to-morrow (Wednesday), at M. L. Byrne & Co.'s, 163 Canal street. LINEN DTsTrESs.--ri another column0 Leon Godohaux, 81 and 82 Canal street adverJises linen dusters and fancy colored ties. Parties going to the races had better step in and get A linen duster; they will prove of much servit. this dry weather. Missnas. M. L. BYD N. & r'o.--Thia enterprising dry goods house is etil ectiving goods from New York in great quantities, and toe rnsh to their store is increasing daily. They have marked down everything to suit the times, having deter mined to sell their goods at a small profit, rather than, like some bouses, keep them over from one season to another, and t en have them auctioned: off. Bee their advertisement in another column. THE EOIlRTS. auperior Crlsninal Court. JUItY COMMIs8IOlNea. Gu dtave Sonntag, eh cled, vice J. W. Quinn, re signed, filed his oath of office. sENTENlCrED, Wm. Johnson and Richard Porter, who had, pleaded guilty to the charge or carrying eon coaled weapons. $5 or five days Parish Prticn. , J. Willis $10 or ten da s. CONVICTIED. Albert Rey, colored, of shooting at Co~po.l ) Parker, November 19, 1878, and Thomas MOoyj . for shooting at Officer John Barrett, Yebrrua 28, 1877. First District Court. PLEADED OUILTt. Larceny-O. Marks. Assault-John McBoland, James H. Davis. SENTEla.D. 1. Entering, etc.; 2. Larceny--Loeis Bobinsem, eighteen months hard labor. Larceny-Thomas Young, one year bard labor; Mary Ann Nothey, one mouth Parish Prison. ý Assault-Henry Cramer and John Martin, 24 hours Parish Prison. INFO.trATIOTS. Assault and Battery-Jules Lacoste, Thom·a White, Mary Williams, Fidel Eugster, Georg Donnelly. s Assault with a dangerous weapon and assault an I battery-L. F. Boucheran. Assault by willfully shooting at-Alice Johnson.. Larceny- James Lucy. Tn.rANsaBED. Obtaining money inder fa'se pretenses--E. Callan. (Jase clearly one of forgery and there. fore transferred to Superior trunolnal Court. NOLLE PROSEQUI Assault and Battery-I-honuas Moore, Milton B3mith, Pierre Feno anti Jlohn Pierre. ACQUIrrTTD. Larceny-Bird Patterson, Homer Bird and Louis iJourcelles. TiHE HEAD OF ALL. LIST OF CHAMPAGNES B IMPORTED INTO HIE UNITED STATEI During the Three Months Ending lMarch 31, 1877. Cases. PIPER.iHEID1ICK ......................,41i G. Ii Mumm & Co.................. ... 1.,241 Moet & Chandon ........-----............. 1,175 Pommery & Orono......................... 1,815 Heidsieck & Co ............................. imi Boucho Fils & Co .......................... . Burchard-Delh,ock & Co................... 901 Charles Heidslck.......................... as Goo. 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