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regiments and augmented the force of the old or gaIlsation. But these regiments have long since cewed to. be units of service. They are prerverd as unite of administration, for the sake of the glorions traditions with which the name of eaobh is covered, and which make every regi mental battle-..g a en pitomied history of con quet, The practial unit of servie in the Brit ish army is the battalion in infantry and the squadron In avalr7. THE BATTALION OF INFANTRY eonlets of ten compalies of fros T77 to 103 men eachb, but usually averaging about 85. These battalione are in fsot regiments in themselves, but they are known as separate orgealzaUtons only as mubdivisions of the old regiments. Le gally there is no limit to the number of battal ions that masy be grouped under a regimental flag, but it I. the onstom to 4lmit the number to fpur. That tI to may, a lri.tlh regiment in time of peaoe onelt of one battalon of 770 men, or it may be augmented in time of war to four battallone of 1080 men each, or a *tal of 4180. In thie manner, without . Srebiag a single new regiment, the Britisb Infant7eft the Line may be increased from its peae mat. mum to 84,000 to its war masimum of 446,000 men. And again, without disbeading a aingle regiment it may be re need to the mainimum. These battalions are numbered thus: "First Bet tallon, Fourth Begiment; Third Battalion, Eighteenth Begiment," *to., when mentioned in elders, but as designated on the aoooutrements of the men the system'of numbering es thus: "Id Battalion, Xth Begiment;" the Arabic numeral being nsed to deilgnate the battalion and the Bo man the regiment. TEN nATr.lL-FLA&s Or T1155 OLD RIYLRWII are hlstories in themselves; literally crowded with names and deiloes representing the exploits of the reghimen, ad each batallion is entitled to a full set of thd de/ik of the regiment to which it is attached. Thus, under all clrcametances, the regular character of the British army is pre served, and the newest battalion of recruite or of mobilised militia is brought into the field under the traditions and inspiredty the reputation of a regiment of from one to three hundred years old. I have seen a British battalion whioh carried on te regimental color the names of Minden and Warbourg, Linoelles A4d Quebeco, Bergen-op Zoom, Assay*, Benngsptame, Egypt, the figure of the Bphynx, Busaio asUltaaos and Vittoria, Wa terloo. Inkermsann and Bebastopoi, to show that it had eouquered the enemise and upheld the lory of Great rltain in Germany, in India, in Amerloa, in Spldo,ln Africa, in France and in kuasia, through a century and a .alf, In twenty were and in a hundred battles. Talk with the herrytheed English lade who filled its rank and flIe and you would find that, however unskilled they might be in the general lore of history, they were u fat In the traditions whlch were re carded upos that battle-flag. They knew the Maory of their regiment, because it had been leaded dOWn In the tales of camp and barrack *heomh bl- re4 veteran a41 smooth-fraed vol. polihe ily tradition from airito son. ka olcrergeant, shot down did over tn= bthe snogy, seises In his teeth a corner of the Ag salbbe jaws are l pon t in the llSt ff iqath. The ens te It away from iMa, WdW bit of It betes his Axed teeth, a the standard l ad ever attftir the fag of that re let is made with that pece carefully, et. out, In maemory of the srgernt who was butted with the fkrasent in his mOath. All such traditions are careftlly pre served. Go into A nrITIne nAnrRAC you will find a library largely made up of the listorles of British regiments and copies of gen eral orders complimenting British troops; while almost every regiment has a museum of colors, set. of drums and other mementees presented by the King or the Queen or some great com mander, in honor of its achievements. Bome years ago, I think it was in 1882, the Duke of Wellingto3, who was commander-in-chief, caused to be published under the auspices of the Horse Guards a regimental history of the British army. The work has been kept up ever lines, and has now reached enwemoue proportions, embracing over seventy volmess, which, to the student of the rare and curious in history, are among the most vividly interesting works in existence. No other nation takes soah care of the morale of its soldiery; no other government does anything like this to promote the 5IPB!P DU C00KP? of its rank and file. The result has been apparent on every battle ield where the red cross of St. George has ever floated. The annals of British regiments are full of the achievements of what Macaulay calls "the grim pluck of the Anglo-Saxon, which is never so sedate and stubborn as toward the close of a doubtful and murderous day." Few offoers of modern armies could truthfully echo to their troops the famous appeal of the English Lieuten ant Colonel at Inkermann to the Seventh In fantry of the line : "Men of the Seventh, be steady I This regiment is two hundred years old, and the enemy has never seen its knap. sacks 1I Or Wellington's order to Maitland: "Tell him to hggoe; enoagh of the Guards are left to last till eldoek." The effect of traditlons like these upon the minds of a giutrally phioky and proud race of men is inealoulable. To preserve these traditions and perpetuate the morale that grows out of them, the regimemts of the British army are kept intaet, and *hatever reorganisation may from timatetime be neoestated by improvements in arms and tactics, they Qhe all effected within orupon the old regimental establishments. Tra cAvLaY iol.UErZs are organised upon the same elastic plan, but they are augmented by simply increasing the number of troops and squadrons, not by adding newbattalione. The ordinary peAoe footing of a British regiment of cavalry is eight troops of sixty-five to seventy men each, or a total force of 590 to NO. This strength may be augmented in time of war to sixteen troops of 100 men each, though it is rare that more than twelve troops are put into any regiment. The ARTILLnwr nalGADES, like the regiments - infantry and cavalry, are perpetual organizations. Theyare 81 in number, of which 6 are callihorse brigades: that is to ewa, have the camsema monated; while the other 25 are called eld r faeet artillery. The peace minimum of an artillery is 5 bat terkes of 6 guns and 150 men, erti total of 30 guns and 730 men; the war maximum being 12 8-gan batteries of 200 men each, or a total of 96 gans and o400 men. By means of this peculiar organisation the total force of the British army may vary from about 120,000 to 580,000 Mea, without establishing a single new regiment, and all the troops will be on the foot. ing of reglarsr as soon as enrolled. The army, however, has never been recruited to its maxi mum. The greatest number of troops ever under arms in the British service at one time was in 1854, when the total force reached 280,000. The next largest was in 1814.15, when 140,000 names appeared on the British muster roll The small est foree ever provided for by Parliament since 1775 was in 1817, 1815, 1819 and 1820, when the rmy riaged from 116,000 to 132,000 stroug hardly enough to garrilt the fCoflostions in the Umntedlingdom and the eolonici . Tns 1x3e11 roam tlow VxRDl AIMS Is s follows: OsvaIry-- ete. Men. Total. Gu ards............. ,20 ...... Draloon uard ...... , . Theln ............ 0 17,92 Artillery Mounted (lrlgadsI). C 4,800 oot(BrliLgad .... 94.000 28,800 InOu rds ............. 18 ,00 ..... Line ... 110 112,000 .... Veteran llserves........ . 24,000 .... onsltablary ........... .. 18,000 All other Corps.......... 8,000 208,920 Of this force 66,00iare in India, about 85,000 in the other colonles, including Gibraltar and Malts, the remaining 107,000 being in the United Kingdom. Now let us see what are Tue rACILITImz FOR AUOM1U TNlGo THIS P00KE. There is no such thing as ooneoription known to British institutions, it is true; but the United Kingdom is divided into what are called brigade sub-detriots, to each of which is apportioned two battaliona of mllitia; which re bri gaded with two regular bettalions, in what is known as the "Plah of .Mobillsatio," These militia battellons are regularly enite are bound to drill a ertain number of days [5 the yearand reeive oertain pay and allowances. They are subject to be oalled out by vote of Par liament or order in council, either for home or foreign service, and when called out are added as second, third or fourth battalions, as the case may be, to the regular elment with which they are brigaded. At print there are 140 bat talons of the MIIUTIA, aggregating about 109,000 meo. Back of this force is a second line of reserve, known as the Volunteers, who differ from the militia only in that they do not receive any pay for the time oo oupied in drill, and are not subject to serve out side the United Kingdom. These volunteers are somewhat more numerous than the militia, and may be called out in tpie of war for garrison duty to relieve the regulars who may be sent abroad. But still back of all these organizations is that sturdy British patriotism which has never yet fal'ed to respond to the rattle of n acaOUITINrro eOO]IANT's DRUM and thg blandishments of the "'Q0Ux's IsLLIN]O." In order to fully appreciate the disposition of yorng John Bull to Volunteer in time of war, it must be known the militia has never bee called out for foreign service only once since Its organi. sation. That was in 1815, for the campaign that ended at Waterloo. The general supposition seems to be that Waterloo was won by the veter ans of the nix years war in the Peninsula; but the fact is, that of the 49,000 English troops who bore the brunt of that day, a trfle, over 80,000 were militia, setablished as second and third bat tsllons, nsaterloo was their firet fight [See dispa the Duke of Wellington and Sir 0. Knight's eistory.] The veterans of Spain and the Pyrenees had been sent to India and Amer lca. In 1858.6, at the beginning of the Crimean struggle, over 100,000 reornits were raised in a little over two months, and there was no occa sion for celling out the militia. In addition to the militia battallons of infantry, there is a corps of vOLUNTUSI ARTILLERY, sufficient when called out to raise the refular ar tillery force to very near the maximum standard, sad there is also a force of cavalry called the Yeomanry, organised on a plan similar to that of the militis, aend sustainng the same relation to the regular cavalry as the latter sustains to the regular infantry. The following table shows the aggregate strength of the British army on a war footing, based upon the plan of mobillsation. In this estimate it will be observed that the full maximum is not reached, either in the cavalry or artillery: Oavalry-- Iegts. Men. Guards........ ........... 8 2,700 Dragoon Guards........... 7 6300 Line................. ... 21 25,200 Artillery Mounted, (Brigade)........ 6 10,800 Field, (Brlgades)......... 5 55,000 Infantry Guards .................... 3 12,000 Line ........................110 440,000 Total...........................552,000 This does not include the veteran reserves or the various staff corps enumerated in the preced ing table, for the reason that these corps do not vary greatly in numbers from peace to war foot ing. If included on their average footing, along with the constabulary force in Ireland, they would swell the grand total to about 600,000 men. These frets and figures do not indicate a very de fective military system in Great Britain. The United Kingdom is not, indeed, like her conti nental neighbors, a perpetual camp. But when ever exigency sets her latent resources In motion she generally manages to meet the emergency And when the emergency is past it has invariably been the impression of her foes that her power was not so badly decayed as they thought it was. A. C. B. TO GOV. NICHOLLS. Letter of Adherence from a Colored Republican Official. Naw ORLEANs, La., May 2, 1877. To Gov. F. T. Nioholls: Dear Sir -I am proud to have an oocasion to write to you. Dear sir, I am a Republican, and I was opposed to you and your government, because I am a Republican and you were a Democrat, and I thought that you were opposed to the freedom of my race, but I hope we may And in you a firm friend; I hope you will carry out the pledges that you made to us in your last canvses-that you would give to as equal proteodon before the law; give us all the representation in the government that we are entitled to. If you carry out this out in good faith you will obliterate the color line in this State, and kill the name of bulldzers and bury them forever, and then you will see blacks and whites fall in line and say "God has sent the Great Messialh who has been so long prayed for in this country." And you will have the confidence of both me and my race, and the next four years you will see both Republicans and Democrats united to your support. All we want is to have the confidence of the people we have to live with. It is given to yon to do this wonderful and needful work, and I hope you will do this with an unflinching oourage, and not be lead in any other way. We know that you can give peace to this country, and we hope you will do this; and we believe you will do this, and I willt do allI can to help you. My people come to me every day and ask me what I thnk of Gov. Nicholls? I tel them I believe you will do as much for them as they could ask from any government. I am in favor of .your policy to appoint honest and competent men to office. I hold an offioe under your istration as Justice of the Peace, not a man of great learning, ve that I have common sense enough I e between man and man. I hold a eiion under Kellogg' administration. I nelected on the seventh day of last November, but I did not receive a commission under your administration. If it is necesary that I should have your commission, please send it to me that I may qualify under it. I remain, your obedient servant, B. P. EVANS, Justice of the Pese., Fourth Wrd, parish of As cension, Louisiana. Silver Boapina. Buuxrrr's FLAvounroe Exrars-Are used and endorsed by the best hotels, confeotion.re, grocers and the Brst families In the eounty. Pools for the grand mul race of Mondy next will be sold to-night at 7:33 o'clock, st Hawkins s0o" CITY AFIAIRS. S MIXICIPAt MATTERS. The Waterwork% C ,-. the Police Board and t rs. The new Waterworks Company is taking substantial shape, the amotnt subscribed to the stock in old wate~t works bonds amounting already to fout hundred thousand dollars, the Mer chants' Insurance Company figuring for a large amount in the subscription. The project has had a oefloial effect on these bonds, which hlz gone up re cently five points. THE POLICE BOARD, consisting of Messrs. Hugh Kennedy. E. A. Palfrey, J. H. Keller and Jules Dejan, the Mayor, Administrator Dia mond and Administrator Brown, will meet for the first time on Saturday eve ning, at their rooms in the City Hall, when they will organize. Apropos, thus far only about two hundred and sixty of the four hundred policemen newly ap pointed have furnished the required bond, and the probability is that there will be a goodly number of vacanoies, owing to the inability of some of the appointees to give bond. Straw men are not accepted by the Mayor, whose orders to his secre tary, Mr. Bower, are positive-that the seourities must be men of good repute and own property in their own name to the extent of $1000 over and above their liabilities. This inability to furnish bonds will afford a good opening to THE SUPERNUMERARIER, who, by the way, it has been argued, will be appointed from among the most competent men of the force serving since the 9th January, and on the recom mendation of Chief Boylan. This con clusion is universally applauded as an act of justice towards the men of the 9th of January. THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS. The differences between Mr. Iteng storff, Administrator of Assessments, and the Board of Assessors, are finally settled. As we said Thurs day, the object of Mr. Rengstorff in ap pointing the clerks of the board was more in order to secure an immediate organization of the board than any thing else, and as matters now stand Mr. Rengstorff will select five of the most competent among the clerks al ready appointed, whilst the remainder will be allotted to the assessors them selves. AT THE STATE-HOUSE. St. Louis street was crowded with the members of the old Metropolitan Police force Friday morning, who were await ing the issue of their vouchers under the compromise. The work is pro gressing fast, and belore night will probably be finished. IN THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE an inventory was being taken of the contents of the vault, and so far as it can be judged, most of the documents and papers are found to be in their places. As yet none of the police warrants have been presented by members of the old police force at the Treasurer's office. Major Burke, who has, at the request of the Governor, the matter of the issu ance of them in charge, had his hands full yesterday, and the pro rata roll furnished by Col. Loan will take some time before it is fully adjusted. The number of the claimants under the compromise is 590, and the privates on the Metropolitan force do not amount to more than 250 or 300. IN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE there was nothing of moment stirring outside the records sent in relation to the sentences of death passed upon a number of murderers. The Governor, in two cases, sent the records to the Attorney General for the purpose of learning whether the records against these men were strictly correct, before he issued the death warrant; and, as all the forms of law have been complied with, there can be no question as to the final determination of these causes. .Louisiana has, under Kellogg's rule, been too infrequently treated to a hang. ing, and as there are seven awaiting that punishment in the Parish Prison, they ought to be either relievedat once from the anxiety naturally incident to their position or to suffer for their crimes. From the present outlook it is not im probable that there will be one or more executions within the coming month. BOARD OF ASSESSORS. The board met yesterday at the City Hall and organized. Administrator Rengstorff, ex-ofiio President, in the chair. Mr. V. 0. Aucoin was unanimously elected Secretary, after which the fol lowing assignments to districts were agreed upon: First and Fourth Dis tricts, E. C. Payne; Second District, T. Bailly-Blanchard; Third District, R. M. Hailes; Fifth and Seventh Districts, John W. Roxborough; Sixth District, V. O. Aucoin. The board then proceeded to the elec tion of clerks, the following being the selections: J. V. Winter, A. M. Aucoin, John H. Manuel, F. M. Andress, Sam. Hollingsworth, W. C. Mohrman, D. B. Blanchard, Frank Shernwell, F. Pay sino, E. Ricker, 0. A. Butler and M. J. Cusicks. The board then adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, in the office of the Administrator of Assess ments, which will be the office of the board. THE FUNDING BOARD. Yesterday at noon the members of the Funding Board inet in the Speaker's room, and waited some time for the ar rival of the Governor. After his arrival there were present, the Governor, Lieut. Gov. Wiltz, Secretary of State Strong, Auditor Jumel and W. C. Black, Esq., the President of the Cotton Ex change. After the meeting had been called to order, Gov. Nicholls in the chair, and a long and desultory conver sation relative to the present condition the State debt, the organization of the board was perfected. Gov. Nicholls was chosen President, Lieut. Gov. Wiltz, Vice President, and Allen Jumel, Esq., Auditor, by virtue of his office, Secretary. On motion of Lieut. Gov. Wiltz it was resolved that hereafter those desiring the funding of bonds should file, with the Auditor, a description of the bonds, their number, etc., one week before the day on which the board would consider them, and that the Auditor give public notile that an applilation had been made for the funding of such bonds. This will obviate all discussion at the etnge of the board on the question character of the bonds offered and fehder in no small degree their labors ighter. It was moved and carried, on the mo tion of Lieut. Gov. Wiltz, that a com mittee of three be appointed to meet those who are desirous of becoming the Fiscal Agent, in order to see which would secure to the State the most benefit. The committee appointed were Lieut. Gov. Wiltz, Hon. Louis Bush and W. C. Black, Esq. On motion, the sixteenth day of May was fixed as the date on which the elec tion of the Fiscal Agent would take place. It was resolved, on the motion of Lieut. Gov. Wlltz, that the board meet in the Speaker's room every Wednes day at noon, and thereupon the board adjourned. THE BOARD OF HEALTH. There was a full meeting of the Board of Health yesterday, at their rooms in the State-House, at half-past 2 o'clock, and the work of organizing their force was at once commenced. On motion it was resolved that the board accept the nine names for police inspectors sent to them by the Sanitary Inspectors, and that a recommendagon of these names be sent to the CodiHil with the request that these might be ap pointed on the police. After consider ing a number of other subjects relative to the organization of the board it ad journed. UNDER IIIE WIN(G OF LOVE. A Burglarloas Lovelace Pnrloins Shoes Under False Pretenses. In the month of September, 1876, Mr. F. Andrieu,a shoemaker doing business at 159 Poydras street, 'appeared before the First Municipal Police Court and swore out an affidavit charging one S. W. Curtis, a prominent negro politician, with having at different times in the months of August az$ Beptember, 1876, broken into his shoe store at night, and carried off a large number of ready made shoes. Curtis was arrested and brought be fore Judge Evans, who was presiding at that time, and placed under bonds for his appearance. A professional negro bailsman, named Moses Briggs, became the surety in the case. Curtis, feeling that it was as much as his liberty was worth to stand a trial by jury, knowing that the evidence was conclusive against him, had NO SOONER BEEN RELEASED ON 3AIL than he left his bondsman in the lurch by quitting New Orleans. He remained away from the Crescent City until the 23d of last month, when he returned to the place of his crime. Moses Briggs, his bondsman, hearing that he had returned to the city, set the police authorities on his track, who succeeded in arresting him. He was yesterday brought before Judge Klein peter on a preliminary examination. The evidence went to show that Cur tis, for the purpose of carrying out his plans, had taken into his confidence a negro girl who was employed as a ser vant in the photographers establish ment adjoining the shoe store of Mr. Andrieu's on Poydras street. This girl slept in the third story of the photograph establishment, and at midnight she would let Curtis into the house and then into her bed-room. CURTIS, AS SHE STATED, would extend a plank from her bed room window to the nearest window in the third story of the shoe store, by which he effected an entrance into the shoe store. Once in the building he would bring a large bundle of shoes and hand them out of the window to her, and she would take them into her room. This, she said, was very easily man aged, as the distance between the win dows is only about three feet. This sort of work was carried on by that beAuti ful pair of rogues until the detectives were put on the scent, and the girl be coming frightened for fear of being found out and sent to the peniten tiary, told the officers that if they would grant her her liberty she would tell all she knew about it eand give away her pal. THE DETECTIVES KNOWING that she was the only person who could give any testimony worth having, prom ised her that she would not be punished, and she made a confession implicating Curtis. On her testimony, of which the fore going is a synopsis, Judge Kleinpeter sent the accused before the Superior Criminal Court on the charge of burg lary and grand larceny, under two thous and dollars bonds. Curtis failed to furnish the bail and was remanded to the Parish Prison. A BRUTE. A Boy Driven from His Home by a Father's Cruelty. Willie Heffker was yesterday sent to the Boys' House of Refuge at his own request by Judge Kleinpeter, as he stated that he could not live at home. He said that his father was in the habit of starving and beating him almost to death. Willie's story is a sad one, and is given in his own words: About four months ago my father was keeping a grocery, and neglected his business and took to drinking so hard that his customers left him and he ulti mately failed. Since then my brother and I have not been able to live in peace at home. About two months ago he took us both, made spread-eagles of us, and after he had us tied down on the floor, he took a large rope, tied a knot in it, and beat both of us until he had raised large knots on our backs. After this we ran away from home and subsisted by begging from door to door. About four days after we had left home my father caught us and brought us back. He tied us as before, and after becoming exhausted from beating us himself, he got my mother to continue the whipping. After she was through they left us tied for several hours. Two days ago he struck me with a spade in the back, and I `made up my mind that I could not live atlhome, so I left. My brother would have come with me, but he is sick with the swamp fever. The neighbors living near Henry Heffker, who is the father of . say that he does beat the nme.g fully. Judge Kleinpeter has taoep thmt ter in hand, and if th proven, the father will be BIGAMY. A Fifteenth Amendment Finds ilmSIelf i a Bad Fix. On the 23d day of July, 1869, Allen Collins, a son of tawny Africa, agreed to cherish for better or for worse Nancy Morehead; and bravely did he keep his word until the 12th day of February, 1877, when he wedded Priscilla Wallace, before J. Paris Childress. His discarded wife, Nancy, hearing of his deed, appeared before Judge Klein peter, and swore out an affidavit charg ing him with bigamy. He was yesterday arraigned before Judge Kletnpeter, and the evidence showing that he had committed the crime of bigamy, he was sent before the First District Court under $250 bonds. Collins failed to furnish the bail and he went to the Parish Prison. Threatening a Senator. G. M. Fronisclair was, yesterday, be fore Judge Kleinpeter, of the First Mu nicipal Police Court, charged on an affidavit with having threatened the life of the sable Senator T. T. Allain. The accused was placed under a bond of one hundred dollars to keep the peace for six months-which he fur nished. A Memorial. A reporter of the DEMOCRAT was in formed yesterday that the twenty-five policemen of the Sixth Precinct who served on the Nicholls police from the eighth day of January up to the organ ization of the Crescent City Police, and who were dropped by the city adminis tration, have drawn up a memorial which is to be presented in open session at the next meeting of the City Council. Our reporter was unable to obtain a copy of the memorial on account of its being carried around for the signatures of the citizens of the Tenth and Elev enth Wards, but he was informed that it is a protest against the action of Ad ministrators Diamond and McCaffrey who had the selecting of the men, and who, it is alleged by the memorialists, instead of appointing men from the Tenth and Eleventh Wards in the Sixth Precinct, selected them from the First, econd and Third Wards. Fires. About 11 :30 o'clock Thursday night a fire broke out in an unoccupied frame house on Constantinople, between Camp and Chestnut streets. This property, which was totally de stroyed, was insured in the Lafayette Insurance Company for $500. The adjoining house, occupied by Mr. E. A. Enux, was damaged to the extent oZ $50. About quarter-past 12 o'clock, on Fri day morning, a fire slightly damaged the house of Mrs. Owen Reiley on How ard street. between Perdido and Gravier. Brevitles. The children's May ball, under the direction of Mrs. C. M. Stewart, will come off at St. Patrick's Hall on Mon day next, 7th inst. The case of E. Morris, charged with breach of trust and embezzlement. was yesterday called up before Judge Klein peter, but owig to the accused being sick with the small-pox the case was continued. Col. W. R. Fish requests us to say that he is not a candidate for the posi tion of Collector of Internal Revenue. The New Orleans and Texas Railroad tax will be voted upon very shortly. Mayor Pilsbury will probably fix some day for the purpose between the 15th and 20th of this month. Preparations are being made to re ceive the Mobile military on Thursday next, thanksgiving day. The Mayor and City Council, together with the Continental Guards, Washington Artil lery, and other military organizations, will meet our visitors at the railroad depot when they arrive. short Items. An attempt was made at 3 o'clock Fri day morning to burglarize the shoe store of F. Probst, No. 326 Bayou Road. The burglars succeeded in prying open the door with a jimmy, but were fright ened off before they had time to get their work in. Frank Chambers was arrested and locked up in the Central Station, charg ed with the cutting and wounding of one Peter Brooks. Cecilia Gabriel was arrested and lock ed up in the Third Precinct Station, charged with larceny. For the larceny of lumber James Nor ton was incarcerated in the Sixth Sta tion. Mr. Dumont, accompanied by friends, left yesterday for Washington, in order, it is stated, to secure the appointment of Jim Lewis to the lucrative office of Postmaster in this city. This colored delegation will fare doubtless like many others that have visited the President. Small-pox now exists in the Parish Prison, and the city authorities should see that the proper disinfectant should be used to prevent the spread of the noisome disease. Situated as the Parish Prison is, in the heart of a densely pop ulated neighborhood. Prompt measures should be taken to prevent the spread of the bontagion. The Sheriff of Cameron parish has resigned his office. This fact ought to be recorded. The increased number of lady eques trians who have of late made our drives attractive are still swelling, and before autumn we hope that most of our young ladies will take to "boot and saddle." TEE COURTS. uInited t tates Circuit Court. New York Guaranty and Indemnity Company vs. The Mississippi and Mexi can Gulf Ship Canal Company.-On motion of Edw. Phillips, attorney for plaintiffs, and by agreement of parties, ordered that plaintiffs have leave to withdraw the rule taken by them on W. Van Norden and E. C. Palmer on April 9, 1867, on the said Van Norden's filing answer for the city of New Orleans to the interrogations propounded to the said city by plaintiffs. Now before the court comes Warner Van Norden, and shows the same that he is not, by any agreement entered into between himself and plaintiff in this cause, compelled to answer any in terrogatories in garnishment propound ed to the city of New Orleans or any offeer or officers of the corporation. This appearer, however, says that he no objeetion to make answer to any tory above referred to. M matterof the liquidation of the Oo Association of Planters of Louisn and Max Grebner vs. B. F. Flanders et als, in equity.--Petitioner (Flanders), receiver of the association, prays to have his saoounit of moneys eeelved, disbursed, etc.,approved and homologated. The accounts referred to are.Wemized and are in total as fol lows : November 2 to April 23, 1876. re ceipts $38,755 29; disbursements, Nov. 20, 1870, to April 23, 1877, 106,343 55. Total, $56,008 84. Commissions, 5 per cent, $2754 94, Let the within account be referred to J. W, Gurley, special master, for ex amination and report. EDw. C. BILLINGS, Judge. Myra Clark Gaines vs. city of New Orleans.-Orders that Adolph Shruber and S. M. Todd trustees, show cause on the 17th inst. why they should not psi into the registry of this court, imme diately upon reception thereof all moneys by them received from defend ants or others on account of the judge ments rendered in this suit, as required. on the ground that trustees have no, given bond or security for the discharge of the duties imposed upon them. George A. Sheridan vs. Phil. H. Slhr-. idan, W. H. Emory and P. R, DeTro» bland; Thos. R. Vaugh vs. same; James Jeffries vs. same (three eases).--It ap pearing to the court that these suite against officers of the army of the United States, wherein the plaintiff claims of the said defendants the sum of $100,000 (in each case), as damages for alleged unlawful acts of vio lence and assault, and that J3 R. Beckwith did, under lnttruc tions by telegraph of the 7th of Janu ary, 1875, and by letter of date lst of March, 1875, from the Attorney General of the United States, assume the de fense and filed answers On the part of said defendants, and otherwise prepare fir the trial and defence of the same, ordered that the sum of $1500 for the services of the said attorney In the said cause (in each case), would be Just and reasonable consideration. (Signed) EDw. C. BILLIGos, Daniel A. Boardman vs. Lord al dron, subrogated vs. Cromwell; New York and New Orleans Steamship Lthe. Judgment for debillants in the sum of $2000. United States District Cters. W. A. Bell, assignee, vs. Paul Jof frion; same vs. Mrs. P. A. Roy; same vs. L. B. Claiborne.-Taken under ad visement. P. Brennan et als. vs. E. A. Yorke et als.-Deoreed that the masters of roews of steamtugs Phillips, Equator in4 Lone Star are entitled to one-half of the sal vage money received by Thomas Mc Clellan from the owner of the ship Charles H. Southard and cargo, salvage and service ren rec4 .II 1872, to be divided propo tfelty' a the commissioner of the c lis ordered to ascertain that proportion. AcADmTY or Mvsct.-By request, the masae ment will repeat at the matinee todayt Basi clnt's sensational drama of the "Oetoro0t, which proved such a muooess oil tho.ealca of its representation last Wednesday nis The cast included the full strength of the an4 they have never appeared to better dvi e Me.sr. Power and Reed, fully alive to the of the public for wholesome recreation, hasv ceived the happy idea of giving an enter - at the Carrollton Gardens to-morrow (Snady), which will consist of a grand mental concert by the Vogel &Mo excellent band of picked musicians; a 4d - matl performance by the Academy com.tfy comprising comedy, ito and farce, and afterwards, with which the entertainment wýL conclude. Fifty cents only is required fir slmit lanes to the entire performance, and dbitiae under twelve years of age will be chsaw - ty-five cents. The railroad compan their cars until the close of the p., and every precaution necessary tois has been taken. Such an enterprlsel. of success and will no doubt rescive Lt the weather prove unfavorable, the ment will be postponed until hIursaday, .. giving Day. atonewall Jackson and lHs Sister. Stonewall Jackson and his sisterjra orphan children, and were brough together until he went to West oint. Like most orphan children, they were unusually attached to each other. She married and settled in Beverly, West Virginia, where her husband carrled on a large farm or plantation. Her brother, the General, frequently visited her and during these visits he would In variably go to the quarters of the slaves for the purpose of exhorting them oU the subject of religion. Fre q tly soldier would be seen on hiskltes in the midst of the children of Africa, offering earnest prayers for thei salva tion. When the war broke out the brother espoused the cause of the South and became the greatest of all Colfeder ate generals, with a world-wide rep.ta tion for consummate military ability, and laid down his life on the bloody field of Chancellorsville. The sister, in spite of the opposition of her brother, uninfluenced by his brilliant ashieve ments and the opposition of her hus band and her relatives, sided with the cause of the Union and remained true to that cause to the end of the war. great was the feeling en against her that she eventually ted from her husband and Springfield, 'Ohio, and resided t wtlBý daughter who had married a Unlm, officer. HOTEL ARRIVALI. Cxrr HorEL.-G P Mosher, Ban Antonio: G Mattingly, Oldbnrg; 8 W Jamtson, Big Lis; Mrs Minor, La ( G White, Ky; Col A Muedss, Mex ion; Bobt irannon, Colorado; Jno L Des, Mo bile; M B McGraw, city; Wm Murdoal Josepb; A Daniels, Boston; W BPorter, Va;. Im H.m phries, Indianola; R Prundall COh bl;Ool Wn F.Loan, Wa hughter, city; W li d, Eastman, Galveston; L E Kelly, Texas. . Pearl Soapina. "There is millions in it." Look out for the bat mule, and go to Hawkins' to-night at 7/, o'eloal and buy your pools. We have received from from A. P. .ltrhgton . bookseller and stationer, No. 118 Canal sre a. copy of Harpers' Weekly and a map of Turkey in Aurope and Turkey in Asia. Those desir of studying up the theater of hostilitiee. Is Europe mutt pay a visit to Harrington. Bumr.rr's CotoonzE is flled in elegantbottls of suvernor finish and beauty-in themselves as droes,.nt. I: has, in a brief time, attained a larg.. And consantly inoresdng nlseonfinmlng the oplni"n of the best judge, that it IS equai if not superior, to the celebrated far Gold Boapins. If there Is anth worth considal in the world, it !es $ee4 ea1 ent ad servte,. shoe. Sach asn be hia at the Bed Shoe Store eaner of, Onstom-House and Bourbon etreete. Jor furtbw paiulmsarsee their adverleemnt la amother olumn SuoDAY EDIC aS .-Do tot forget theeheasp excursion 0si *Jackeo Baifroad. Train leaves the COlope street depot at 7l0a., m.