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THE NEW _OLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT,
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. VOL. II---NO. 13. . NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, MAY 7, 1877. PRICE, FIVE 0ENTS. ::='==. + -- III IIII I I II I I I BY TELEGRAPH. THE FEDERAL OFFICES. Whartgn, Wells, Pinchbeck, Coekram and "Leonard to &rcure the Offees. "Packard to be Made RubeTreasurer. George ISheridan for Central Amercla. George Carter far New Mexioe. ESpecial to 16. . Demorat.] WAesnee'row, May ,--The Loaisians slate of ?eeeral oioe holders is made up, and unless an. foreee.m influenes ashould be brought to bear very soon, will stand as follows: Msrshasl-Jack Wharton. Surveyor--Madison Wells. Naval Offioer-Either Pinchback or the present Inoumbent, with chanoes in favor of the latter. Collector of the Internal Revenne--Oocreom or George B. Johnson. District Attorney-L-eonard. Sub-Treasurer--Packard. George Sheridan will get the Central Ameriloan mission, and Geo. Carter is under consideration for some territorial governorship, probably New MexiOo. The President has said in substance that he would not appoint Packard to any offies in Lou lelans to which any political power was attached, and for this reason the Sub.Treasury has been set apart for him, it being the only non-political of-1 LSe available. If Packard would aceept one of the minor foreign missions or territorial governorships the President would prefer to give him such an ap pointment, but it ii understood here that Packard prefers to remain in the State. It may be added that Hayes is desirous of breaknlg Packard's hold upon the machinery of the Republican party in Louisiana, and to transfer it to other hands; believing that the scandals of the last two or three years are largely due to his lamk of tact In its management. The Pretiddnt regards the disaffection of the negroes with Packard as represented by Pinch back, foxborough and other colored leaders who went over to Nicholls, as a dceisive evidence of his incapacity to manage the ooncern, and bhi distrust of Kellogg is equally pronounced. The fact is that all the influences which were paramount in Louisiana under Grant have been set aside by Hayes, and the sceptre of Louldana influence at the White House has passed from the hands of Kellogg, Packard, Pitkin & Co. into those of Sheridan, Warmoth, Garter and others, who were not in favor with Grant. The only individual whose claims are difficult to meet is MeaMlan, who has not been definitely taken care of as yet, and whose fate is atill quite naoertain, but if Packard shou'd decline the Sub Treasury, or consent to be taken care of outside of the State, McMillen would get the Sub.Trea sury. BUiLL. 4041.-~~--- FIGHTING FOIL TlHE POII. A Few More Arrivals of Louisiana Politi clans In Washington to See About Those Offices. An Internecine Warfare Among the Re presentatives of Our Republi can Party. Zellogg Walling, Howling and Cursing. [Special to N. O. Democrat.) WAsamHoTo1, May 6.-Warmoth. Hancock, Dumont and Joubert have just arrived. Dumont and Joubert propose to find out whether George Sheridan has captured the President, and, if so, why. Warmoth comes presumably to reinforce Sheridan. There will be lively times around the White House for the next few days, but there is no reason to suppose that the slate will be modi fled. The first thing Dumont inquired about was whether there was any truth in the DaxoCRAT'd special telegram touching the appointment of Sheridan, to succeed Williamson, from which it is Inferred that the main object of his (Dumont's) mission here is to defeat Sheridan. He will find Williamson's goorse is cooked, and not rare done, either. * Kellogg has some new grievances against Hayes, and has been doing some tall cursing to day, but what the exact cause is cannot be ascer. tained. BUELL. . . _Hc-----. THE WAR IN THE EAST. Why the Russians Hesitate to Cross the the Danube. The Russian Movement Precipitate and Ill Advised. The Belief that England Would Not Interfere Erroneous. England Arming and Preparing for War. t8pesial to the N. O. Democrat.] WASHanoTOW, May 6.-The most distin. gulahed of the European ministers here to day stated, in an interview, that the recent ac tivity of Great Britain in warlike preparation was undoubtedly preliminary to some important diplomatic movement to check the advance of Russia and secure an armisties for the purpose of reopening the negotiations carried on be tween the powerse and Turkey. He said the hesitation of Russia, which has now becose too palpable to be longer concealed, was due to the apprehension of a demonstration at the part of England when the Czar declared war. He was assured that there was no possible danger of English Intervention, but the events of the tost ten days have convinced him that he was ill advised. The Bussian idea was that the anti Turkish feeling in England, represented by Glad stone, was strong enough to compel the govern. ment to maintain a strict neutrality in any event, but the rapid military and naval prep arations of kigland in the last ten days have opened the Czar's eyes to the fact that the oppo sition as led by Gladstone cannot even exercise a restraining iniluenoe israemli' Cabinet. Under these oiroumsta n i view of the uncertain attitude of Anau the Minister said it was evident that the Osl 4 begun to realise that his action had been prasitate, and that an immediate armistice was w ery obable. Bemig asked whether he thought England wooli deolare war in the glynt of the rapid ad vancoe of the B.uaslan in A4 and on the Danube' the Minister rep led that Wit would depend en tirely upon the extent of htl advance and the ability displayed by the ts to defend Constan toIople. He said that the BEiish government re garded the COar as havnlg pledged hhibelf to stop with the oooapation of Bulgaria as a mate ritl guarantee for reforms nladed of Turkey, and that any advance t BRussian forces beyond this limit, or any pok looking to a per annent ooeupation of Turkish territory In Asia wou'd be taken by England as Asus tbell5 . --- BULL SUNDAY AT THE FAIB .ROUNDS. The May Fertivat of Melbhafi' Fire Co. Noe. 6. 'Yesterday opened sultry and close, making sot ive exertion unpleasant, but towards afternoon a slight breezo was tirinrag, and those who had been at home during the day strolled out for fresh air and recreation. Most of these wended their way to the Fair Grounds. Mechanics' Fire Co. No. 6 was entertaining its friends with one of its May festivals. By 8 o'olock there were proba bly 4500 people on the track, and each arriving oar brought additions to the crowd. The merry music of the Thirteenth Infantry band served to enliven the spirits of the guests and numerous refreshment saloons to cheer the thirsty. The programme of the day, which was one of valied attractions, was opened with a hurdle race of two miles, in which Tom O'Nel, Oapt. Reeder and Amerin Gi rl were entered. The horses got off well together, but from the start it was evident that O'Neil had the race to himself, and he led home, winning in 4:06. The next race was a mile dash for ponies. Emma, Wild Cat, Frank M. and Little Neil were entered, and alter quite a spirited contest Frank M. won, losely ollowed by Emma. Time-2:0834. The mule race of mile heath came next, be tween Fanny Washington, Maggle B. and lacha rine. The latter carried Off the race In two straight heats in 2:88Y, and 2:88%. As Sacharine is entered in the grand mule race of to- ay con siderable interest was manifested over his vio tory, and his chances were enhanced by his speed shown yeeterday. The trotting match between the horses of Vigi lant No. 3 and Pelican Hook and Ladder Oom pany No. 4, the former with steam engine and the latter with their truck, followed, and the con test was watched with much interest. Pelican gradually drew away from its rival and led, con siderably, under the string, winning in the fast time of 4:53y,. After the raoingihad ended, the principal feature of the day's sport was in order, and a vast gathering of people went out iato the field for the purpose of securing a near vie* of the sham battle between the Jasper Greens, otherwise known as the Mitchell Rifles under Captain Cooney, and the British East India Regi ment under Capt. oche. The contest intended to be represented was the desperate one which has already its prominent place in history, and occurred on the left flank of General Jackson's line at the battle of New Orleans, January 8,1815. ,After some little delay the British East India regiment took up its position in the field, over to ward the backstretch, and the fifteen redcoats comprising the regiment, with a determined air, awaited with remarkable coolness the approach ing fight. The fifteeen were formed in line, rifle in hand, and one was deployed as a skirmisher. As a valuable adjunct to the regiment of fifteen a twelve-pound Napoleo, fully manned, stood on the race track near the stables, on the back stretch, with an accurate range on an old cypress tree below the city in the swamp. After some maneuvering, the Mitchel ifles, in quick time, marched down the course behind the Exposition buildings and formed in line near the Omb-House entrance, throwing out some seven or eight as skirmishes. Just at this time a red coat, who evidently wanted to compromise the matrer, rode over to the Mitchell Rifles and had a long conversation with the commander, and, true to his colors, no propositions were enter tained. The cavalry to take part in the engage ment were ably represented by three gallant sabreurs, who stuck to the race track with all the pertinicity of old soldiers during the spirited contest in the field. As the gallant seven of the Mitchell R fles, who were deployed as skirmishers, advanced, the one red coat fell back and the British line of fifteen opened the ball with a rapid fire, which was promptly responded to. Just then the piece of artlllery, which was pointed in the opposite direction from the scene of action, was loaded and the artillerymen tried to fire a shot to startle the enemy by the sound, but the friction primer snapped and the gun didn't go off. In the meantime the firing between the com batants was quite spirited, and the four sick mules who pasture on the Fair Grounds took it into their heads to participate, and accordingly charged desperately on the crowd of bystanders, and at one time threatened to take entire charge of the battle of New Orleans themselves. The whole body of the Mitchell R fles, on the retreat of their skirmishers, boldly advanced in line, doe livering their fl:e by rank. It was evident the British fifteen could not withstand the rain of lead, andthey fell back supported in the rear by a crowd of women and children. By this time the Napoleon was moved down to a point on the flank of the Irish Rifles, and this time the friction primer did its work, and the loud report announced to the throng that the fight was not, as was generally thought, entirely ended. It was evident that the noise of this gun took the Mitchell Rifles by surprise, for they were unsteady for a few minutes, wnen they quietly deployed past the red costs who gener ously refueed to fire on them, and then charged the piece of artillery, capturing it at once. They did not however, as announced in the programme, turn "Its death-dealing contents on the retreat ing red coats," but with rare coolness lounged about satisfied that the day had been won. The three sick mules in the field went to cropping grass, and the women and children ad journed to the booths to partake of refresh ments. In a spirit which was commendable the fifteen red coats, the three cavalry and the Mitchell Rifles fraternized and took up a line of March for the judges' stand. Arriving there Mr. D. 0. ole, min a neat and appropriate address, pre senteu to the Rifles a handsome American flag. During the afternoon tight-rope walkers and athletes served to amuse the crowd with ex hibitions of their daring, and it was quite late be fore the performances closed and the dancing commerced. The following are the successful numbers drawn for the valuable prizes offered: 8102 the first prize, 8897 the second prize, and 8950 the third prize. Some of Hancemb's Pecullarltles In Re pairing Vessels. [Philadelphia Times.] Orders have been issued from the Navy Yard Department relieving Mr. Isaiah Hanscomb from duty as Chief of Construction in the Navy Do partment, and Naval Oonstructor John W. ,asby, now on duty at the Washington Navy Yard, has been assigned to duty as Chief of Bureau. Ad. verting to the removal, 8ecretary Thompson sals that he will not charge that there Is anything wrong in Hasaomb's acoounts, but the rapidity with which Hasoomb could make contracts was something wonderful. And when an appropria tion was made to repair an old ship Hascomb had another further facultyof adding on to about six inches of the old hulk new material and calling it repaired. Then, again, his facility in changing smooth-bore cannon to .ifls, and their almost immediate disappearance, was not exactly in ac cordance with the eternal fitiess of things as re quired by the venerable secr tary from the tur bid Wabash. "Oh, no," as was said to-day, "Hanseomb would not do anyting wrong, tut then he has served long and well and needs rest and relaxation." COO,00KED COTTON CLAIMI. TIhe Extent of One, and an Expose of Inside Secrets Showing Huge Ef forts to Smother It. The Efforts (t) Bring to Light Names of Prominent Officials and Go Straight Into the White House at Wash ington. Nearly every business man in the city is ao quainted with the celebrated Bellocq, Noblom & Co. cotton claims case, which 'has had more prominence, perhaps, than any single case in the United States courts, but as yet few, if any, out side of A SMALL CIRCLE know of the intimate connection between that oase and prominent ex-federal ofiloials and the manner in which they have used parties connected with it to secure the removal from office of some of those occupying federal positions who stood in their the claim was for something like 1295,000 and was paid by the United States government after a decision by the Court of Claims, secured by the lavish expenditure of money in securing influence in eHI(H OFFICTAL QUARTERS at the time. The principal character in the case was the principal attorney, George Taylor, of Washington, D. 0 , who, so to speak, won the case and the money. Last summer the Department of Justice and the Treasury Department sent out agents to hunt up the facts In the case, and the result was a few indictments by the United States grand jury. Taylor, Shannon and others being named in those indictments. The whisky trials occupied the at tention of the court for some time, and since that the CROORED COTTON NCASE have scarcely been heard of except by an occa sional paragraph in some of the city papers. Since the indictments were found, Taylor, the Washington attorney, aman possessing unlimited wealth has made every imaginable effort to have them dismissed, and how near he comes to ac complishing this result will be shown. He knew that with Beskwith occupying the office of United States District Attorney here he could not ao complish that result, consequently he set his wits to work to have him removed, and with other influences secured his removal. First, he secured here what purported to be charges against Beckwith's character, his official conduct, etc., and laid them before the then United States Attorney General Pierrepont, but somehow Pierreport was fond of Beckwith and delayed actiorn until he retired and MR. TAFT WAS APPOINTED. The raid was begun again with renewed vigor, Taylor nrgng everything in his power to get Beckwlth out of the way, oven going so far as to send a private detective here to work up the case. The matter was even taken into the cabinet, where a strong pressure was brought to bear in support of the removal, and where, pending the discussion of the subject; the Attorney General produced and read a letter written by a man named Irwin and addressed to ex-collector James F. Casey and ex-Senator J. Rodman West, then in Washington, informing them that he Irwin, had just seen Taylor and that he was wiling to pay $18,000 if they could secure Beck with's removal. This put a stop to proceedings for a time, and subsequently Mr. Taft stated in Washington that he obtained the letter from the party by whom Irwin sent it to Casey at Williard's Hotel, and subsequently a copy was sent to this city. The Cabinet (with Grant) refused to remove Beckwith then, but two or three days before Grant's term of office expired Beckwith's official head fell and the present incumbent was ap pointed by, it is said, the kitchen influence at the White House. When the present Attorney General Devens assumed the outies of his office, the facts con nected with the removal were laid before him, and soon thereafter some of the Western papers, the Cincinnati Commercial included, through their Washington correspondents, hinted strocg ly at WHITE HOUSE CROOKEDNESS in the case, but none of them obtained the facts as above stated, although the comlmercials correspondent stated that Beckwith was in pos session of information that would make Casey's term of office very short should he present it, and further, that he could send several promi nent personages to the penitentiary it he desired to take revenge upon those who had secured his temoval. Since that time Attorney General Devene or 4ered a thorough investigation into the affair and directed Mr. Lacey, the present United States District Attorney, to make, in connection with it, a complete report upon the Bellocq Noblom case, in which Taylor, Shannon and others were indicted. Special Assistant United States District Attorney Jno. H. New was as signed the duty of preparing the report, and completed it several days ago. Just what it con tains is not definitely known, but it is known that it embraces A COMPLETE TRANSERIPT of the Dellocq-Noblom case, covering one hun dred or more pages, and made from the United States Court records, includmg copies of indict ments against Taylor, Shannon and others, also letters written by Taylor to parties in thbs city during the years 1871-2-3, and those written by Lovell, another attorney prosecuting the case be fore the Court of Claims. In one of which, ldated May 81, 1871, giving instructions, etc., how testimony should be taken before R. H. Shannon, Unite d States Commissioner, he remarks: "It would only prejudice the case to make mne promi nent in managing the case while Drake is Chie. Justice, as I can effect more by pulling the wiresa. Again, he says, "One thing is certain, Taylor is a good manager; he spends his money freely and wins all his cases; whereas Corwine through his stinginess loses all of his." In another letter, which is also part of the rec ord, Taylor writes in 1871, before the testimony in the Bellocq-Noblom case was taken, that he had seen Shannon, and thought it best that he should be consulted with, privately, in order that he, Taylor, and Shannon "could work together." In another letter, Lovell encloses notices to take depositions, and says, "You will see that Taylor means business. By this notice you will see that it is granted on more favorable terms THAN EVER KNOWN BEFORE.L" Originally the judgment in the case gave the amount, $295,000, to the claimants, and to pre vent an appeal General Dent, Grant's father-in law, was interested in the case to the tune of $5000, when he, it is said, used his influence to prevent an appeal being taken. The Treasury Department and Department of Justice are folly advised by this time of all the facts in the case, and a motion has been made to annul the judgment. This becoming known, Taylor is more anxious than ever to have the in dictments here dismissed, and it is claimed that In agreement has been made whereby they were to be nolle pressed, but in all probability, after this meets the eye of United btates District At torney Lacey, he will hesitate before making such a motion. A new character appears in the field at Wash ington, in the person of Ben Butler, who will soon make a motion in the Court of Claims to disbar Taylor from further practice in that court, and will also move that Shannon be dsbarred from further acting as a commissioner to that court. eatler has AN OLD GRUDGE against Taylor for the rough manner in which the latter handled him in his brief before the Court of Claims in the case of Dr. Syme of this city, whom Butler robbed of everything he had while in com mand here, and who subsequently brought suit, through Taylor, in the Court of Claims to recover from the government what Butler had confiscated. Taylor's brief--a copyg which is in the posses sion of the writer--hand Butler without gloves, and for that Butler, even at this late date pro poses to have sweet revenge, and has therefore UNDERTAKEN THE F(IHT upon his own account, as well as those of the claimants in the Bellocq-Noblom case, who assert that Taylor has euchred them out of the money due them. It might be well enough to state here that two of the parties against whom indictments are pending n the case have recently "emigrated," as it were, to Europe, and Shannon left the city two weeks ago, taking all of his movable prop. erty with him, expecting, of course, that the in dictments would be quashed. It is known that since his departure he has visited Washington, and has haid AN INTERVIEW WITH TAYLOR, the result of which sent him in a burry to New York. A full history of the Bellooq, Noblomn & Co. claim in all its details and crookedness was made in this city, in the shape of an affidavit (a copy of which we have) on March 10th, and was at that time forwarded to the Attorney General, and has shines then been laid before the Cabinet. From this affidavit it would seem that the claim was crooked all the way through, and that Taylor not only found a way of obtaining blank army cotton receipts, but that he paid large sums to have army officers sign them. Owing to the crowded condition of our columns we cannot publish the affidavit entire, but annex a statement of expenses inblnded th reln and amounts paid to or retained by the principal per sonages connected with the case, as follows: "To George Taylor and Clarence Seward, $59, 212 80; Corwine $10,000, Lvell $16,000, McoGuire $16 000; additional expenses inourred by Lovell and Taylor $6000, the last item being $800 for Lovell, who had been to Boston and Chicago to take the testimony of the officers WHO BIOIED THE RECElPTS for the cotton, and paid the Commismoner's fee, and $1500 of that sum was paid to Capt. Pope, who testified in the case. * The other $5000 was promised to Assistant Attorney General of the United States Johnson by Lovwll, as Lovell said, and Taylor got that money for that purpose." again, the affidavit says: "11. H. Shannon, the United SLates Commissioner, who took the testimony, got $5000, and C. M. Conrad & Son $5000." The case is a lively one all the way through, and the efforts that have been and are yet being made to have THE INDICTMENTS DISMISSED will, when given to the public, unmask a mares nest that will touch severely several ex-Federal officials of this State, and not a tew prominent personages in and about Washington. THE JUMEL.JOHNSON CASE. Opinion of Judge Hoeuston Refusing the Application for a Transfer. Where have the Vault Keys flone. The following is the opinion rendered by Judge Houston, of the Fourth Disetlot Court, in the case of Auditor Jumel vs. ex-Auditor Johnson, wherein the latter petitions to transfer the case to the United btates Circuit Court. The motion was overruled, when Johnson's attorneys appealed to the Supreme Court, giving a bond of $1000. As the case comes up in that court this week, the points covered in the opinion are of consider able significance, and more so from the fact that Johnson's attorneys will use their utmost en deavors to remove the case to the United States courts, and then carry it as a test case to the United States Supreme Court, hoping there to FORCE A DECISION as to the claims of Packard to the executive office of the State. The opinion is as follows: The State of Louisiana ex rel. The Attorney General and Allen Jumel, State Auditor, fliles a petition alleging that Allen Jumel is State Audi tor; that his predecessor, George B. Johnson, has possession of certain books, papers, etc., be longing to the office of Auditor, and praying that a mandamus issue commanding the said Johnson to deliver to relator Jumel the said books, etc., or show cause to the c mtrary April 80, 1877. On the morning of the trial the defendant presents a petition for the transfer of the proceedings to the United States Circuit Court. The application for transfer alleges that Johnson, who had formerly held the office by appointment, was ELECTED LAST NOVEMBER Auditor for the four ensuing years; that he is en titled to so hold the office, but that Francis T. Nicholls, Governor of Louisiana, and Allen Ju mel have dispossessed him of the said office, and continue to deprive him of it; that persons of color who desired to vote for him were deprived of that right on account of their race and color. The right to an office cannot be inquired into or.tested under existing laws on an application for a writ of mandamus (21An. p. 336). If the re lator Jumel is not IN POSSESSION OF THE OFFICE, IIHE CAN not obtain it through these proceedings, what ever his rights. 'The defendant, if deprived of possession, even illegally, cannot be reinstated through these proceedings, or by aid of any re conventional demand or counter claim herein. The right of defendant to the ufice of State Auditor can be tested under the act of 15th Octo ber, 1868, "An act providing a remedy against usurpations, intrusion into or the unlawful hold ing or exercising a public office or franchise in this State." The writ of mandamus is a summary proceeding. Article 833, Gode of Practice: "It may be directed to asimple individual, as to the heirs on OTHER LIGAL REPRESENTATIVES of a deceased public officer, or to such offic; r him self if he be alive, or has resigned or been re moved, to compel him to deliver to the e" cessor of such officer the papers and other efi ats be longing to his office." Article 881: "This older may be issue, At the discretion of the judge, even when the pa~ ty has other means of relief, if the slowness of ordinary legal forms is likely to produce such a de lay that the public good and the administration of justice will suffer from it." Certainly "the public good and the selminis tration of justice" woula suffer if an officer m possession of a public office of the State, and ex ercising all the functions of it, should ne com pelled, on taking out A WRIT OF MANDAMUS, to recover from his predecessor a certain book or the key of a safe, to litigate in the same proceed ing the whole question of r'ght to office. This proceeding does not and cannot involve the right to office, and is not, therefore, subject to transfer. Application refused. In connection with this case it will be remem bered that even after the mandamun had been issued, compelling Johnson to turn t er to the Auditor the books, records, keys, etc., of the office, he ignored it altogether, in consequence of which the doors of the vault were broken open. It is a question now in the minds of some whether Johnson had the keys to the vault, or whether they were not, with a couple of trunks of public documents, on THEIR WAY TO EUROPE, and that question will most likely be solved by the investigating committee before its labors are closed. Sudden DIsappearaSee. Considerable anxiety is felt among the family and many friends of Mr. Baise 'iblier, who has disappeared from his home since Friday morn ing. Elsewhere we publsh a fall dercrption of the esteemed gentleman, and hope that it may lead to some information of his present whereabouts. There is no reason that can be assigned for this mysterious disappearance, and this makes the anxiety at his home doubly painful. Pearl Soaping. CITY AFFAIRS. MURDER. A Man Fatally .lst and Ntabbed by a Jealous Rival. Between the hours of 4 and 5 o'clock Sunday evening, at the corner of Thalia and Willow streets, the pistol and the oyster knife did bloody work, which resulted In the ushering of a human being into eternity without a moment's notice. The actors in the tragedy were two negraes named respectively Shorry Leonard and Charlie Brown, but the fight was not a square one, for both of the murderous weapons were in Leonard's hands, and Brown was the victim. When a DZEoORAT reporter reached the scene he found the body of Brown lying on the ban quette weltering in blood, WilOtH FLOWED FROM TWO WOUNODR. On turning the body over the two wounds were plainly discoernable, one of which was in the right eye while the other was a ghastly one three inches in length in the left breast, and had pene trated and out the heart in two. As usual there was a woman at the bottom of it, and it appeares that the accused and the viotlm were bitter rivals for the hand of this woman, who is a mulatto, named Kate Kelly. This woman has, for the p~st six months, been living with Ieonard as his wife, and at the same time has been on terms of intimacy with Brown, This being the case, each of the men thought his claim the strongest, and as neither would sur render, it was necessary, as they thought, for one or the other to be put out of the way. They met last evening at the hour and place above mentioned, and after a few harsh words bad been exchanged Leonard drew a tingle barreled muzzle loading pistol and shot his adversary In the eye, the ball glancing on the bone and lodg ing between the skull and the skin near the temple. The shot only had the effect OF STAOOERI.O BBOWN, and as soon as he reoovered he clinched with kis assailant and a 6uffllej ensued. Leonard, deter mined to do his work well, drew an oyster knife and plunged it into Brown's left breast, and as he was drawing the bloody knife, which had been driven to the hilt in his victim's breast, Brown dropped a lifeless corpse at his murderer's feet. Offioer Burns putting in an appearance, ar rested Leonard, and taking posessien of the pistol and oyster-knife, brought him to the Sec ond Precinct Station, where he was charged with the crime of murder. The body of the deceased was also taken to the Second Precinct Station, where Coroner Boche and City Physician Drew held the post mortem examination and continued the in nuest. The accused was interviewed by a DnaOCnrAT reporter at the station, and the following Is his statement: Brown has threatened my life several times; be met me this morning and drew a revolver on me. He came round to my house in the evening with a friend, and said to me, I am going to bury you, and I thought that as he was GOING TO BURY ME that the best thing to do with a man that talked that way was to kill him. I only had one barrel. I knew that if I missed him my deal was gone, so I walked up to him and asked him four times if he was going to bury me; he answered me each time he was. So I leveled my pistol and fired at him. That is all I did to him. I did not cut him. A HEARTLE~M MOTHER. Who Left lHer Child to Perish in the Street. At half-past 5 o'olook Sunday morning some unnatural mother, to save her dishonor from the world, placed her infant daughter, aged 9 days, in a basket and left the basket at the gate of the House of the Good Shepher d. The mother, however, appears to have had a spark of humanity left within her breast, as she placed a bottle of milk in the basket for the little one to suck. Officer Collins discovered the child and gave it in charge of the Sister Superior of the House of the Good Shepherd, under whose charge it will be properly oared for. The police are at work trying to find the mother. TAKING A PICTURE. A New Subject for the Adorn ment of the Rogues' Gallery. On Saturday three individuals walked up into a photographio saloon on Canal street, and very soon one of them was sebmittig to the tortures of the camera. There was nothing un usual in this. Meanwhile, however, the two others who had taken seats in the parlor of the saloon to await the end of the operation got into a singular con versation which attracted the attention of several ladies also in waiting. This was about what was said by the two men: "Where did you get him?" "I found him sneaking around the corner of Orossman and New Levee streets. 1He is a most dangerous and desperate character. 1 arrested him once before for burglary and shooting, and notwithstanding that he was well manacled, whilst I was taking him to jail he managed to free himself from his shackles, which he threw at my head. I brought him to bay, however, by shooting him in the leg; that's why he limps." "Well," said the other individual, "if he at tempts to cut any shines here to-day I'm fixed to settle him with five bullets." The dialogue naturally created OREAT ZXCITEMENT among the ladies present, who, leaving their examination of the show cases, were now hud died in a corner of the room, evidently express ing their disgust at the presence of such a char sater in a photographic gallery, and disenussing the danger to which they would be exposed should he endeavor to esospe. In a few minutes the photographer's subjeet came out of the operator's room, and with a smile on his face, addressed the other men, saying, "Well, it's done." "Yes " replied one of the other personages, "and it will make an excellent addi tion to the rogues' gallery at police headquartem," and they walked out, whils the "subjcet" was being scanned from head to foot by the ladles who by this time were terrified almost out of their wits at finding themselves in the presence of sunob an evild-doer and desperate character. As the three individuals sauntered down Canal stree', the "subject," who happens to be like his companions, a newspaper reporter, was NOT A LITTLr HOBtRIFID at the relation of the joke which had just been played on him, and it was only after considerable trouble that he was prevented fr m returning to the gallery to reveal his identity to the ladies who had overheard the dialogue, and on the assurance that they had rot remained in the es tablishment a single minute after the practical jokers themselves had left it. A Deceitful S.ren. Maggie Matthews. one of the Magdalens, was incarcerated in the j Third Precinct' tation, charged with having robbed Frank Guidry of $80. It appears that she roped the unsuspectmg Guidry intoher den, No. 121 Dauphine street, and then relieved him of the above sum. The gentle youth, as soon as he discovered his loss, cried lustily for the police, and bpeolal Officer HenMnesey making his appearance, the gentle Maggie was marched off to j ii. Tae Racec To-Day. God willing and the weather being tropitious, there will be grand doings at the Fair Grounds to-day. The much-pedigreed mules, of all ages and breeds, who are to run at the Fair Grounud for the benefit of the Newsboys' Home. have been subjected to the most severe and intelligent training, and rare sport is anticipated. As may beseen by reference to the pool selling published in yesterday'e DziOCRAT, large auma of money have been staked on the contesting beasts, and excitement on tunday ran high on the streets. If any one of the mules wins the race, which is probable though not certain, be caeuse there is no calcoltinmg on mules, the amount of money staked on the different sides that will have to be paid up, may, it is feared, occasion a panic in the market and a general run on the bants. But let the banks stand firm; if the worst comes to the worst we will help them out. We do not want it to be generall known, and we therefore whisper it confidentially. We have invested five cents on "Perfect Swell." stabbed With a Sword Cane. Pat Conners, oeward that he is, looked a girl named Lou White in a room of the house 76'/ Union street and because she woo'd not agree to a request of his he drew a sword cane and plunged it into her back. The wounded woman was conveyed to the Charity Hospital where her wound was examined by the physician, who pronounced it severe though not dangerous. Conners was arrested by Omcer Steele and looked up In the Central Station, charged with cutting and wounding with intent to kill. A Chicken Thief. At about 2 o'elook yesterday morning, Officers Carroll and Vitter discovered a suspicions looking negro walking on Oarrollton Avenue with a bag on his shoulder. As the officers approached him, he dropped the bag, and also a coat, and ran off. The bag was found to contain six chickens, whioh are supposed to have been stolen, and, to gether with the coat, were brought to the Sub urban Station. A Rurglar's Ecnape. At 12 o'clock Saturday night Officer Brennan, of the Second Precinct, discovered a negro thief attempting to force open the door of the grocery store situated on Annunm't ion street, between Poet farre and Ualliope. At the approach of the .,moer the thief "pad ded the hoof." The officer pursued him for sev eral squares, but failed to bag his man. Suaret esful Till Tapping. About half-past 8 o'clock Saturday might a sneak thief entered the noffhehonse of J. Dubary, corner of Julia and St. Oharles streets, and while the proprietor was looking at the Bremen's pro cession, which was passing at the t me, the thief tapped the till to the tune of $80. The thief had made good his escoape before the proprietor dis covered his loses. Fire. About half-past 10 o'clock Saturday morning a fire broke out in the two-story frame dwelling on Marengo street between rohoupitoulas and Water. This property which is owned by Mr. Edw. Dare, and occupied by Mr. Thornton, was damaged by fire to the extent of J10. Whether the property was Insured or not could not be as cer:a'ned. IBrevltles. The Prodhte Exchange committee on flour think that the inspection of that produce can be made by three inspectors instead of five, which is the number composing the board. Lafayette Hook and Ladder Fire Company No. I and Oreole Stteam Fire Company No. 9 give a grand firemen's festival at the fair grounds on Iunday next, 18th instant. We thanK the boys for tickets. Rumor has it that Warmoth goes East to ob tain a partner for life, and will then obtain an ap pointment as minister to some forei .n country. Grand Hotel, San Francisoco, is the present ad dress of James Clark, better known here among Republicans as "big six," Packard is now colfortably ensconced daily in the office of the U. l. Ambrosial at the Cus tomhouse. It is said that another delegation of shining Republican i ghts will leave for Washington in a day or two to look out for Federal pap. The St. Johns Boat Club have their new boat house at the New Lake End nearly completed and will, when finished, "open" it in the old style. Some of the ex-metropolitans declared yester day that the list of names published in the DxM. ocauT Included a hundred dead-heads, or "men of straw." They say that their committee will be on hand when the vouchers are issued by the State Auditor, and when oneof the "straw" chaps appear they will summarily bounce him. About the largest piece of cheek yet developed was that shown last week, when a certain dealer in the city presented a bill to a State oicial for material furnished Packard while he occupied the State-House. Everybody and his affianced will be at the mule race this afternoon. shert Items. Alexander Joseph was arrested at the instiga" tion of P. H. Logan, and locked up in the Harbor 'tation, charged with breach of trust and embez zlement. Lou Dixeon robbed Peter Smith of $2, and as Smith could not stand the pressure on his purse, he had her incarcerated in the Third Precinct Station on a charge of larceny. Amos Jones spent his Sabbath in the Harbor Station on the charge of pillfering molasses. M. W. Ecott was arrested and locked up in the Central Station charged by F. 0. Mlinor witr at tempting tepbtain goods under false pretenses. Nelson Wilson and George Thomas alia Han uller, were ]trested and locked no in the i8xth Precinct Stt:on, charged with breaking and en tering a house in the night time and stealing a lot pf jewelry and a clock. AEVKEXENTh. AoDnrY or Musor.-The programme of the perfor Lance on Thursday next has been changed somewhat. Whilst the same bdl will be pre sented the performance instead of taking place at the matinee will occur at night. On Wednes day the usual evening performance will be given, according to the advertised programme. ThH BIoD CONCERT.--We again take pleasure in calling the attention of lovers of music to the "Bird Goncer"' wbich takes place to-morrow evening at erunewald Hall, for the benefit of the Napoleon Avenue Presbyterian Church. The en tertainment, wbleh will be a select one, will open with the assembly of the birds and their homage to the Goversor, who will attend in person to lend eclat to the affair. asle Dall. The Jackson sad Go Easy base ball clubs met' yesterday on Delaehais grounds, and played one of the most eseiting games ever witnessed in that neighborhood, if not in the city, the score standing at the close 6 to 0 in favor of the Go Easys. During the progress of the game the spectators were wild with excitement, and when the last man of the Jacksons was put out, and the game had resulted in a Waterloo for them, cheer after cheer rent the air, and the hands of the Go Easy's players were clasped in warm con gratulation (f their well-deserved victory. Too muoh praise can not be given Messrs. Bell, Fitz, Boach, Coops and L. Z3ngel, of the Go Easys, for their skillful and scientific playing. The follow ing is the score by ihnings: 1 2 41 5 6 7 8 9 Total. GoEasy..... 0 1201 001 I -6. Jacksonis.... 010 0 0 0100 0 0101 j-0. Mr. Baxter, of the Lees, officiasted as umpire. The Pete Champetre at Carrollton. Despite the weather the entertainment given yesterday at the Carrol!ton Gardens, by the Academy company and Vogel & Moses' orches tra, was a handsome affair and the enter prise will provefto be highly successful in the fu ture, when portentous clouds do not overhang the city, and a drizzling rain does not come down just as people will be making ready to go to Carrollton. The promenade concert, the dramatic perform ance and the dancing arrangements were all ex cellent and were enjoyed by those who attended the fete. A similar entertainment will oe reneated on Saturday next, when the weather permitting, the affair will prove such a success that every Satur day evening thereaf.er the Academy tronue and Vogel & Moses' band will endeavor to offer to their p otrone some of the best dramatic and musical create that can be wished for. The Oarrollton Bailroad Company and the proprietor of the Car rollton Gardens have agreed to assist the enter prise with a spirit and liberality to be commend ed. Each time afee Ithe dramatic performance there will be dancing.