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UjNlIl4IPAtl MTATTIUIM. Thel Mayor not at all Alarmed at the (ialmu ofi tie a'nrrollton Ilallreoad limpany. Mayor Pileabnm , when reference is made to the claims of the Carrollton Railroad Company against the oily, treats the matter with a pleas ant smile. Rlegarding the proposed silt fcr the strip of land on itt. Charles Avenue, extending from Tivoli Circle to Ca rrollton, and upon whiobh the rails of the company are laid, the Mayor says let them sue. The claim ha. been legally investigated, and there is nothing in It; it is patent, by reference to the original grant made by the owners of property through whose lald 8it. Charles street was out, that the object of.the grant was to provide for the opening of a high road to Carrollton for public purposes, and it was onver intended To MARE A PRrl.RNT of the strip of land in qunestion toths Carrollton Railroad Company. As to the claime of the company to the land from Oarrollton,to the Lake, through which the drainage canal has been dog, or to the Poytrae Market strip, the Mayor knows little or nothing about them, the subjnot beirg one for further inquiry. It might be added that his honor dJeen'm seem to thick that the company are in earnest when they say that they propose to Inasttlte legal pro eeodings against the city for the laud. re ferred to. About the City HlIII it may also be heard that the ol,)eot of the compaty is simply to parry after a hahln the oft on. mooted question of oam pelling them to grade the strip of land ti it. Charles avinu,, along which runs their track, to the level of the side roadways. TAXFI9 ANDt) ,lOclnRMFR. only a few days are le ft for paying lcty taxes and lioensee, the lith May belig Ihe limit of the ex tension given to taxpayers by the Administrator of Finance. Up to date the taxes paid in have been ,onsiderably in extru s of the anount re eolvedl for a imitlr period last year, although the city began to onllect its revonues forty-four days later than it 1870. The recneipts fr hoensee are within fiteen thou sand dollars of wihat was received during the en tire year 1176. THat PACIPI(c IAILraOAD TAX. The time of the city Administrators yesterday was aimne entirely oocupied in committee of the it hole, two seseonu taking plaeo during the day. Col. Wheelocok, l'residenl of the New Orleans Pacif'ic lailroad Compant, accompainied br soveral other gentlemon connected with the road, waited upon tlo Mayor and (Ity Oounell, and at general confab was hell coceerniug the date And preliminarien of the election at which the votrs or the city shall express their opinion as to, Ihe railroad tax. Nothing deinlite was ar rived at, tnt it mey be said that in a day or two Mayor Pilabury will be ready to itsne hii eleo tiii lcroelarnat ion. Heveral matters cotlnncted wllh the polioe were cwnsid'red by thel committee; among others, a list ,f enperunmerari s, submited by Chief By. lan for the a.elptance of the Council. The only action takel on this particular saluet was the promotion from this list of supernumeraries of TJanine Iiarllck, ill Connors anui Tomsn Q inn, to regular patrolllen, and who were assigned for duly m the irst P'rooiuct. IoHle ti ll, No. 80D3, The Sheriff began yesterday snttling tax hills under Hlouse bill No, 8;o:I, and at th' City Hall one taxpayer plroested himeelf and settled his taxes of 1873 In city scrip, as authorised by that law. It is believed that thlese selttiments will be the foundation for write of injunction to prohibit the city from rooeiving taxes by virtue of the new law. Col. I. N. Marks, President of the Firemen's Oharitable Association, is elated at the promu' gation of the act, wll oh, he is satisfied, will en able the fire departmlent to get out of Its finan ocal emnbalrasements by disposuing of its claims against the city at a figure which will jnstify the nutting of the department on a nost effiotive Pboling. FINANI'tAt. Yesterday also several bids for the sale of Premium iiouds were opened at the Oity Hall, about five hundred thousand dollars of which were redeemed at 85 , 33j, 85 85.100 and 88O/, There were also offered twenty-five thousand !liollre worth of old bonds to Ool. Denis, Admin -istrator of Finanice, which wire converted into P'remium Bonds. A WIRTAKR Anot r AS MsseMErNTe. Applications are still pouring in at the Olty H1all for the reduction of asseeements, notwith standing the publications made yesterday of the opinions of the City Attorney and the Assistant Attorney General of the dtate, in which it Is prs. itively dee ared that neither the Administrator of Assessments nor the Board of Assessors can set upon applications for the reduction of assess mnents for glst years; anld although Mr. Jonad added, in givug hi- opinion, that he ibgwphl the law was now lodged in the Oity Couneil, the Mayor and Administrators are not satisfied that they are autholizitd to make such reductions for past years, and all applicatlols of this kind, either to the City onunci', the Administrator of Assessments, or tile Board of Assessments, Wltli oi NII, ttDEoto. Act No. .., of 1877, it may be retpated, only applies to tilur~'nn assesasents; therefore, tax payers who I, here that their property has been assessed in txcess of is value, will have to seek redress in the courts. l'A(KARDU ' I1ll1 . .A ets of Metal latruek in tlie Rllbbldln Mines of tlhe fItatClel sell Day by day the expenses of Packard ocou pancy of the State-IIouse come to light amongst the old rubbish that is being taken from the building, and strange to say, as the DuemonA has already shown, these "bills" have almost in variably been paid by warrants issued by the late Auditor. The latest feature in this line is a bill for nAaRICOADIo Tug . TATE~iOVIFi doors and windows, rendered by Thomas Duan, for $1000, which does not include items but'merely specifies that it is for "material and labor in bar ricading the doors and windows of the St. Louis Ilotel (btrats-Ionse)." Appended thereto is a receipt dated April 16, 1'77, for a warrant for $1000, from Geo. B. John son, Auditor of Btate, with Mr. Dunn's name at tached. Again, there is a receipt for a warrant for $40, paid Gen. Jack Wharton as Adjutant General from January 1 to 5, 1877, with a receipt, in form, for the Auditor s warrant, and Gen. Whart on's alg nature attached. Again, a bill rendered by Mr. W. Loan, for eer viaos rendered as Brigadier General, command ing Metrop litan Brigade f om March 1 to 31 8458 83, this being ccrt tied to by Loan and ap proved by both BAlOlER ANDl PACKARDt, the fmmaer signing h meelf Maler General Com manndtg, and the latter as Governor and oom. mander.in-obief Appended thereto is Loan's re ceipt for the Auditor's warrant. Next a bill for $158 33, rendered by Geo. L. Norton as acting adjutant general of the 8tate, October 19th to November 6th, 1876, as per ex ecutive order dated Extconive Department. New Orleans, La.. Ootober 19, 1876. Attahobed is a rcoeipt for the Auditor's warrant, dated November 6, 1876. As yet that eneoutive order of Kellogg'i has not come to light, bat it may be found if the executive oboe investigating committee make a search for it. Again, me of Badger's bills for $159 77 for 'r ,asee as a Brirgader General Irom December 19, 1876. tn January 7, 1877, pursuant to gqeneral order No. 8. dated A. U. U., J)R mbe r .9, 1876; sp leal order No. r, January 16, 1877, (ten days,) and this it approved by Badger himself as Major General Commanding, and by Packard as Guv ernor and Uommander-in-Olref. Again one of Badger's bills for service a Major General, January 8th to 81st 1877, for $500, and I approved by both Badger and Parkard. Again a bill for $H2', approved by the late Auditor, for supplies furnished the militia (officers perhaps) and 'under the militia laws and neeos sary for the public service." This is also approved by badger and Packard, and a State warrant was Issued. Another for erovioes, January I to 01, by Isldore MoOreacek us Colonel and Aid-de-camp to the I (omm ,nder-i.-Chief at htate-HIlnse entran.e, rj 291 67, approved by Badger and Paokard, and a recelnt for the Auditor's warrant attached. Antbher for 21l~ 88, for Loan's service as Briga dier General March 1 to 81, approved by Loan, Iadgaer and i'ackartl, and the Auditor's warrant recelpted for by James E. Ayer. Another for $125. for services of Henry E. Blackman es o'erk In the Adjutant General's iofice for the moeth of March, "as per act No. 11, approved April 4, 1877," and the Avditor's war rant receipted for. Anoth, r for Edward Orowley, as State armorer, January 1 to 96 1869, and Anitor'e warrant re. ceipted for. AnIuther for Blackmar, $125, for January, and still another for February and the Audiol's warrants issued and rece ptid for, but no record book found in the Auditor's office, makes any exhibit of the sasuance of these war ranta. The attention of the investigating Committee Is caUed to these facts. CAPITOl. QOiSaIP. Olee-seekers, AppeinimCents, Putille echools, and the leard of Health. Matters about the state-House yesterday as eumed something of a lively character, from the foet, first, that there were quite a number of office-seekers in attendance, and, second, from the firt that several of the INQUISITORIAL, COMMKITTIe R had arranged to begin their Investigations. The attendance if those who sought State patronage in the way of easy positions were as per istent as ever in their flrts to secure those pstlUons, and some who obtained entrance to the evaoutive ilmoo not only spread out before the Executive numerously signed petitions, but ocon pied his attention for a considerable length of time in their pleadings, to the exclusion of ihase who had business to transaot. The Governor is daily making appointments. some of wh oh are important, as sill be seen by the list published in the D.aratxaT; and there are yet qul e a number of positions which the Govrdnor will provide for in due time, and he will not probably om neult any of the press re porters in making such selections. Tie rtuNDINO OARD met yesterday purenant to arj atrnment, when the committee appointed to see what arrange. ment could be effloted with the candidates for the flscal Agency reported progress, not having made any dtfinite arrangement, and the board again adjourned until Wednesday next at noon. After the meeting tho Govern',r, Lieutenant Governor and tipeaker of the Heoue held a meet ing and appointed the rommleel, n, provided fur by law to take into consideration the port charges, as will be seen by the offioial announcement in another column. Hubsequently, and apon the part of the Senate, the Lieutenant Governor appointed, as a por tion of the comumieston, to aet during the recoess, TO REVIBE THU OIiTY (IIABTRF, 4enator IC D. Whlte, chairman, and Senators W' J Kllly and P. A. Dncros, and these gen lemens with those from the Huise, will probably meet in a few days and organise. Hoarcely anytthing noteworthy transpired in the difl rent ltate oftoue. In the flioe of the Secretary of State the As isiistent Heoretary--Mr. Strong beinlg absent- was engaged in issuing commissienos and reply. ing to cmmaunicatitus; and ito the Treasurer's nmein THe MONEY HUNTUER were on hand, as nsual. The auditorial force started to work during the day upon toe vouchers for the ex-metropolitans, to the exclusion almost of other business, and . will have them completed by to-night, even though it be a holiday. The Attorney General's offioe developed but little news, but the Assletsnt Attorney General has faith that be will before long be able to fur nish something rich in the way of news. The Buperintendent of Publio Education has now completed the task of framing and issuing instrucllons to the various parish boards, and Is daily in expectation of responses from some parts of the State announoing the organisation of the boards and the opening orf some of the schools. With scarce'y a fragment of material from which a foundation for public education could be established, Mr. Lusher and his assistant, Mr.Jno. Dimliry, have already systematised there organi sation to such an extent tha. the people of the State will reap the benefits to a much larger ex tent than was even hoped for before the expire tion of the present year. The Board of Health officials claim that their office is A TRItIEL TOO HI(II to be convenient, and for that reason that ofices with that of the Recorder of Births, Deaths and Marriages, will be removed to the rooms on the ground floor on St. Louis street, lately occupied by he btate Itegieter of lands. A meeting of the SBoard of Health had been called for to-night, but it will be postponed to a future day, as this being A NTATE IHOLIDA'', it w uld be difficult to get a quernm of the mem bers together. Dr. kinney, the recently appointed quarantine physician, havoing pre ented his oreseutials, was recognis d by the board, and leaves for his future field of labors this evening, and will demand possession of the quarantine and its paraphernalia on his arrival at the mouth of the river. He will, upon obtaining possession, take an inventory of all material, etc., and will report the same to the board. The Registrar of VJtera for the parish of Or leans has taken possession of the office of the late State Registrar, M. Hahn, and is now busily engaged in preparing for the PACIlPI RAIh.OAD UILEOTION. He does not think, however, as infoamed by a letter from the Mayor, that it is his duty to sup ply blanks, ballot-boxes, etc., as no such material was sound upon assauming charge of the ofioe he now occupies. In an adjoining room the Inspector of Live Stock has found an ofioe, and is ready to transact business. One of the investigating committees of the Anditorial branch commended yesterday the IX LMINATIONI OF WITNlsSaE, but as the treasury committee had served no u',penas, their session was short, but long enough to decide that they would sit in oonjuno tion with the Brat named committee, a rqport of the first day's proceedings of which will be found in another column. TRE AUDITORIAL CASE. Nlow Pendlig aBeftre the Supreme Court, r and to Comne Up Monday. A transcript of the case of the State ex rel. vs. George B. Johnson has been filed in the Supreme Court, and a copy thereof furnished to the Attor ney General. The case being on appeal from the Fourth Dis triot Court, a bond of $10(0 was given, with Geo. B. Johnson as principal and M. Kennison and Jno. W. Madden as sureties. With the transcript is a copy of the original " bond given by Mr. Johnson for the faithful per. f' ormanoe of the duties of State Auditor, the bond being fr $10,000, filed January 3,S1877, in the o/tihe of Recorder of Mqgtgages, and besides having Mr. Johnson as prineipal, has as sureties B]. Bloomaeld, T. O. Andersn, J. W. Madden, L Michael Hahn and W. B. Fish; the attests being w F. N. SBholts and H. Conquest Olark. The case will probably come up in the Supreme Co.t on Monday noxt. it Buasrr's Co as tois till d in elegantbottles of superior finish and beauty-in themselves an Sornament. It has, in a brief time, attained a large and constantly inoreasing sale, onfirming r- he opinion of the best judg. s, that it is equal, , i not superior, to the celebrated farina. OUR GUESTS. THEIR RECEPTION TESTERDAY AF TERNOON. Alabama W lcomes the Emanelpatlion of I.ouiilana from Carpet-Bag Rule. That the reception of our visitors from our sister city, Mobile, would be cordial everybody knew; that our people, after twelve years of al most bondage, would heartily greet the gallant men who come to partolipate in the festivities over the emaneipation of a State was assured, but that places of basiness should be deserted, THE SURLY BRItLY OF TRADEA entirely forgotten, and the afternoon entirely given up to Jubilation, was hardly antioipated, lnasmuch as to-day had been reserved for it. uint a people released from carpet-bag rnle cannot re strain their feelings always, and perforce the public turned out yesterday by thousands to TE'rATPT TREIR APPRMIWATION of the delicate honor paid us by our visiting friends. It was not as if some formal parade, duly announced, was to take place, or some gala display was to be made. The reception yesterday was not expoocted to be nearly as large a demonstration as it was, be cause of the general tu neat to-day; but the masses, seeking the earliest opportunity of rendering homage to true friends, were unable to stay at home, and the streets were jammed, near the Mobile depot, as early as 4 o'clock. Down Canal street, as far back as Rampart, on both sides, the crowd gathe ed, and there was hardly paseeing room for pedestrians left. The train, consisting of eleven coaches, left Mobile at 11 o'clock a. m., and ox 'losive of the regime'nt, numberit g, with camp followers, nearly 300 men, consisted of not loss than 1000 visitors. TiRl A.TMItRAR. l DAcIPIlINE of that fine b Ady of soldiers made the trip not only a delightful one, but one of perfect safety, and it looked more like a family picnic than a vast assemblage of persons meeting for the their own private and personal enjoyment. It had been first contemplated to pay ex-Presi dent Davis a visit, but on refloction, and to give not even the most distant canse of misinterpreta tion, the idea was abandoned, anad the train reached our city by 5 p. m. without ANTr INTERRUPTION WHATRVER. The elite of Mobile beauty was represented, and we, proud as we justly are of our own female types, cannot help admitting that their sisters of Alabama may Justly vie with them in contending for the palm of Venus. The patience of the cronw was severely taxedl, when the shri 1 whistle of the epproachlug train announc!ed the arrival of the vit ors, and in a few minntes the sturdy loxomotit) passed the French Market and slowly moved up towards Canal stree . Just as soon as the train arrived at the depot, A RALVO OTr FIeTRgN OVNA from the Washington Artill,,ry announced the ar rival of our guests. The Run siclad handled the pieoe admirably, and the fifteen guns were sounded with all the precision of the oldest of veteran practice. THEIP OROWD AROUND the Mobile and Texas depot was immense, and it wits with difi nulty that the polloe cou'd secure room In the throng for the peneage of the visiting reinent. As soon as our visitors had debark ed, the Washington Artillery and Continental Guards were present to receive them, and our rUOMEE (rOMPAII n DREW UP in line on the south sida of Canal street, awaiting the maich of OUR MOuILE rnRIeNDI. After somenlittle delay, occasioned by the time employed in getting the men in line, the First Iegiment of Alabama State troops file out Oanal street, past our rhome commands, who, at a "present arms." paid homage to their guests. The appearanco of oour Mobile friends was, from a soldier's eye, one of much gratification. In discipline, marching, W'ITELINO AND FIt,INo they were next to perfect, and our sister city has good reason to congratulate herself upon pos sessing such a corps. After the line had been formed the order "forward" was given, and the column, headed by the old Continentals as escort, marched out Canal street as far as IRampart and thence back, and thence up Camp to Julia and down 8t. Charles. WErN TuI PFOCRar ION IUAOBIED the City Hall a halt was ordered, and our guests were fronted before that building. Wol. Owen, of the Washington Artillery, with Col. T. K. Ir win, of the First Alabama Hsate trooes, ascended the steps and were met by Mayor l'ilebury and the Adrministrators. The order was then given for officers to the front and centre, and, af er a few moments, the commissioned officers of the Alabama visitors, Washington Artillery and ItONTTNFNTAL (IUAIII1 MARCHIED Into the Mayor's office in a 1 dy. Mayor Pils bury, in r, ceiving the gnests of our city, made a very appropriate speech of welcome, and ex tended to the gallant members of the let Ala bama a cordial luvitation to ejioy the full hospi tality I our city. At the invitation of the Mayor the officers of the es veral commands adJourned into the rear office, where a large bowl of punch awaited them. After this had bern discussed THE LINE STARTED on its march, the visitors fling right towards the Moreeque Building wh re their quarters are now establi bed. In the interregnum, and while the Mobile boys were out, the Continentals and Washington Artillery filed into the Moresqne Building to partake of a generous punch set out, after whobh the commands separated. OUR oITms'r are as fine a body of men as has graced our streets for years. In crill they move like com ponent parts of one meohanlsm, and their alas rity in responding to words of command shows how thor, ugh has been their drill. In the wheel inrs and facings our Mobile friends were most effictent, and in the manual of arms they were simply perfection itself. The foilowing is the roster of the visiting regi ment : Col. T. K. Irwin. Lient. Col W. i. Moreland. Major L. O. Dorgan. Berg. Major Lacronce Pope. Adjatant T. J. Havage. Qnartermaet r W. B. Goodale. Qaartermfater Sergeant B. C. Byan. MOBILg CADETR,. W. 8. Brainarl, captain. G. B. OClark, first lhentenant. 1H. P. Vass, second lieutenant. MOBILE RILES. Price Williams. captain. Dick Roper, first lieutenant, It. A. tavage, second Ileuenant, GULF CITY *UarDS. E. M. Underhill. captain; B. 8. Burns. first lieutenant; E. L. lerkel, see mn lieutenant. CLEBURNE GUARDS. Jos. Cahill, captiin; F. H. tTcOlarney, first lieutenant; J. O'Donnell, leoond lii. tenant. WASHINGTON LIGHT INFANTRY. J. W. Whitinga captain; J. J. Crowley, first lieutenant; J. M. . Pullard, second lieutonant. O.ERM AN FUSILIERS. Chas. Green captain; Ohr.stopher Barns, first lieutenant; I Jin Cordee, second lieutenant. ALABAMA STATE ARTILLEnr. D. L. Hnger, captain; Jas. tullen. senior first lienutnanT; Ubas. Werbiira junior first lieutenant; 0. L. RHger, second lieutenant. Accompanying the pirty was Majtr J. M. WlT, Illama, who tl aid.de-camn of Major Gen. Holtz clson and inspector of rnfi pracaLoe in the State of Alabama. In the history of our late civil strife it will doubtless be recollected that the pa'rintic mem bers of the Mobile Oa lete w r, the first of all in Alabama to tender their services to President Davrt, and from that day to this the orgatization of their company has been ktpt up. A soo00 AS THE TRAIN arrived it the depit, the column was formed, and after passing the Washlagton Artillery aed Ooe finental Guards at "present arms," uar polts marched out Canal street, and thence up (UOt and down it. Charles, when nightfall coming Oi, they were escorted into their quarters in the Mo. resque building. Droing the progress of the march the ladies, from the balconies on either side of the streets waved handkerchiefs with much vigor, and wel. coined the friends of Louisiana's cause. O!YR rIENDrs, who come to as in this period of our festivities are a handsome and finely drilled set of gallant men. Their uniform of gray, with gold f'cings and shako, sets off admirably the handsome faces of the brave men who wear them, and their drill is simply admirablt. In "order arms," a good feet of the drill of regiment, the InITTR eTRTOR THg (ROUNDOO as if only one. In wheelings the fours moved with an aacuracy that to a soldier's eye was admirable. I)UMI1 THS AFTERNOON the guests of our city were taken in charge, and their many friends vied with each other in ren dering them every hospitality. TO-DAY'S rRooRAMME will be a parade, at 10 o'clock in the morning, ont Oanal street and up Magasins street to Annun ciation Square, where the Mobile Artillery witl fire a salute. At the Cathedral a ThI Deult will be sung, with a full chorus, and business gone rally suspended. 'riue Dellcacies of our Markets-Flilanlli the Pompano. As we said in our much copied without credit arlicle, under the caution "What to Eat," this is the season for fish, for two reasons. to wit : First, because our longings at this period of the year are for fish food, and secondly, because good and nutritious fresh meats are sctree in our markets, and fish ought to be in flue condl.lon, abundant anti chesap. "Ought to be," but owing to an unusual linger. ing, as the poets say, "of winter in the lap of spring," the usual supplies of good, wholesome fish of the infinite variety inhabiting our waters, there has been a very perceptible distnclination of those valuable contributors to our nourish. ment and enjoyment to approach near enough to the shores, and in the bays and coves, so as to eome within reach of our fishermen's nets, seine' and lines; hener an unusual scarcity of good fish has created a lamentable void in our markets, and increased painfully the perplexity of purvey ors for hotels, boarding-houses, restaurants and private famnilies. We were gratified, however. last Sunday, to observe that there was quite a oleerful obange in this respect; a visible increase of the supply and improvement in the quality of fish exhibited in the stalls in our principal mar kets. Those enterprising fish merchants, Pettigrew, oi Poydra., Feeham, of Magazine, and England and Jalon, of the French Market, and their com peers had a splendid array on Sunday of the fol lowing species, naming them in the order of their excellence : Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Blue fish, Grouper, lted Suapper, Sheephead, Croaker, Trout, Drum, Bass. Sea Turtle, Urabe, and Prawns of enormous sirn. This is a good showing, and ought to satisfy the hankerers for fish food, and console us all for the lack and high price of meats. It is true that the Pompano, that pr.nce of flish, owing to its rarity, is held at prices beyond the reach of pcr sons of moderate means. But even to these there is some pleasure to know that he will min ilter to somebody's enjoyment, and that it is net the purpose of his tribe to abandon our shores ond seek some warmer clime, and that our inno. cent and frolicsome friends who gambol along our seacoast, the porpoises, will not be cheated out of their favorite food. It would be a great loss if these porpoises should he thnius enticed away, as their services are so favorable to the fishermen in chasing the fish they seek in near the shore and into shoal water where they can be entrapped into seines and nets. In the performance of this duty the porpoises are especially valuable in the chase of pompano, for whibh they have a very keen scent and a sweet tooth. The pompano is caught off the coast of Florida in seines. To drive them in near the shore, the smacks start off In a long line together. The porpoises, which have been hovering around them, no sooner discover their object than they, too, form In a circle around the smacks and assist in driving the pompanos into the shore, beating or scaring back all stragglers. And then, when the fishermen throw out tbeir seines and begin to have them filled with this valuable fish, the porpoises press closely up to the floating corks and, whirling on their backs, catch in their always distended but inconvenient ly located months the adventnrons and winged captives, who leap over the seiomne to escape into A..... -sta. They rarely escape, and their example, no donut, deters others from like experiments, and reconciles the great majority to their fate, which, considering the high. price they command, and the great esteem in which they are held by gour mands, ought not to be regarded by sbch philo sophical asd well conditioned fish to be so hard a lot after all. The agility and fidelity with which porpoises perform their part of the chase of the pompano is a charming exhibition of animal, or, as our leading but unscientific senior insists, pIsoin. intelligence and sagacity. This exhibition is much the more entertaining by the very amusir g antics with which the porpoise fullfl their funo tions in this joint stock enterprise of chasing and catching pompano to their own divertisement and that of their associates, the fishermen. As the pompanoe, which derive this habit of jumping out of the seine from their mackerel origin, make their perilous leaps, the quick-eyed porpoise turning upon his back, his tail catches the pompano in his descent, and hurls him still higher than his original flight, so that he may fall fairly and squarely in his mouth, and often repeats this movement, whether for playfulness or certainty of his deseont into his proper place of deposit, is not clearly indicated. This treat ment of his prey is very similar to that of the oat with the mouse. This looks like a fish story, but it is a veritable one and we are authorized to give our friend Pettigrew, of Poydras Market, as authority for it. His indorsement will be sufi oient all through the world. The Drown Inquest. Coroner Roche yesterday concluded the in quest in the killing of Charlie Brown, by Sherry Leonard, on Sunday evening, and the jury ren dered a verdict that the deceased came to his death by a wound in the left side, which pene traled the heart, inflicted by some sharp cutting instrument, the weapon being in the hands of 'nue Sherry Leonard, now In custody. Coroner Roche will make the proper affidavit to-day before Judge Smith. FIres. At a quarter to 5 o'clock Tuesday evening a fire broke out in a one-story frame house situated et the o erner of Robertson and S:. Bernard .treets. This property, which was owned by Mr. Marino and occuo ed by Mrs. Martie as a variety store, was totally destroyed. The house is insured, but in what company or for what amount could not be ascertained. The at ick was Insured for $400. Cause of fire unknown. The alarm was turned in from box 811. raxn > o. 2. At half.past 2 o'clock Tuesday a are that is supposed to be the work of an in-Jeudiary, was disc vered in the two-story stable at the corner of Trioon an' Dauphine streets. The pri pD rty was totally destroyed, and was owned by Peter tlchmidt. The loss is estima'ed at $,,00, but is insured in the x iremen's Inearanoe Crsmpany for $200. E)Ixaminattonef W llneý bths Audito rlal InV.slatintatlag C1lIlttee. The Investig ing Committee to examine th( Auditor'd ofioe' met Mendy. Mr. 1Will Steven Chairman, and Mesars. Aldige, iLees add Ders marasl present. t SBapenas were issued for A. . bladge', E. Iil. ton, B. F. Joubert, Thos. Carey, A. J. RedmOnd, J. Gartskamp, John Jourdan and George 1I.0ohn son, to appear Wednesday at 1 p. m. Yesterday the committee met, and of those summoned Meesrs. Badger, Carey, Dedmond, Gartskamp and Jourdan appeared. Mr. Badger was called as the first witness and testified that he made a settlement with the State Treasurer I about one week since, pall into the treasury $8000, upon an order (,f Gen. II. Johnson, late State Auditor. Thinks there wore two orders; one wag dated .etween ,January 1 and fi, 1877, and the other prior tO January 1; owes the State about $t000. During the session of the Packard Legislature an act was passed directing the trant ter of certain funds to the credit of THE MILITARY P1ND, or for militia purposes, and witness, by direction of Gov. Packard, paid out various amounts for military purposes. Ieas not yet delivered the books of his office to the newly appointed tax collector, but there is an underetanditg between Col!ector Bond and himsclf, and as soon as wit ness ve line the Iooks lie will turn them over to Mr. Bond. No demand was made upon witness fr any funds outside of those for militia purposes, under the act of the Packard Legislature. During the past wintir witnesrs rirl out money for various purposes, bt no mon-ey bi longing to the State for any pnrpoer except that named. Witness has possession of TnIl aIiINtilENT ireTs, and asserted his readiness to tu.n themn over to his saoeoesor. At the conclusin of (len. Badger's testimony, uol J. D). ill ap)peared on behalf of the omrmit le.e to examine the treasurer's (cMee, and upon sung stons i' was resolved that the two c mOus t tees hold jIlint s' scionfl, each committee reser, i ing the right to withdiraw at any time. 'Tl'omas Carey was thle InxtL witness sworn. D1 ame Tax Oiolectlir of tIhe Third limrlriio', Jae unry 26l. 187H.; lln 't know that ini predlectnses settled in fall with the 8tat,: lobtain.ed f om him oily the sanelsmenlt roill; made no at ti nll , Ut with the Auditor since D)ecemnber 2i, 1870; owes the State about $500t. (,! Iave yon as Htate Tax .Collctor divided your comtnissions with any ,inmber of the (len eral Assembly . A. I deoline to anawer. tj. Was it not unlleilrsiolnd before you were ap pointed Ihat If you were appoiteu, tax collector youil would divi to the fees if )our ollice with some mnumler of the (eneral Assembly ? A. I ileo'ins to answer. Witness continuedi: I have transferred to my sncct sor, Mr. 'riocltor, all books, papers and oth,r .t ati property which Ihas been inll y poe session. My account with the State Is as follows: Amonntilnrned In ................ $10,188 6 By settllement, Dec. 20, 1H710....... . 14 213 26 LDihnliuoent list (real :'stlate)... 43.973 8)) Dehnlinteltt list (irerstnal) ... ... 3,871 13 Deduntion by correction ............. 850 00 Amount charged on solls............ 167,052 61 A. J. Redmond, late Tax Collector of the Fifth Distriot, was sworn and testiflid as follown : Settled only airounts amounting to $2(00, up to Decemhber 20, 187(; coliecltel about t:l30 In back or delinquent taxes, but pail no Hltte money to arnyone since Decormbor 201, 1870; about two months since nsnt to elon. B. Jobnson, Auditor, the books asd papers of my office, xcelpt the assessment tolls. My successor I1AR .EVER APPIlIED to, me to obtain the books and other Stateo prop erty of the oflice. J'ohn Oartakamp called--Was appointed Tax Collector of the Hixth District in 1872, and have been tax col:ector iver since; made my last set tlimetnt with the State Treasurer on December 80, 1870, and this in full, or a final settlemeout, with the exception of two receipts which appear in my presen' settlement; collected $145 since January 1, 1877, and owe the State that amount. In 1873 I deposited with AuSltor Clnton in settlement of tollelctons for the State certified oh coks, and said cheeks were subsequently turned over to the ittae Treasurer, who receipted for the same to me; have turned over to my suc cessor all the books, etc., ner'ainlng to the oflee. John Jourdan sworn-Was appointed Tar Co! Icooor of the Seven hI District in January, 1870; served one year; made my last set lement with the Auditor in December last, and paid into the treasury ALl. I OWeD 'r.H ST'ATRi. teceived no money since January, 1877, as tax collector. The Stale is indebted to me in the sum o $:(00); have turned over all books, papers, Oet., pertaining to the oftice. The commi tee then adjourned to meet on Mon day nDx', at I p. m. ('IIAPTER II. Nellogg'a Ca.tncellatlons, as wlhown by Old Mtate Rerords. Continuing the history of Kellogg's diplomacy in cancelling the official bonds of tile State and parish officials, a DrO(BaAT reporter findls the following bonds to have been cancelled or wiped out, as it were: On January 3, 1877, the bond of Frederick N. Hholl z was canceled, he being the chief clerk and acting Auditor, and the bond being dated April Ii), 1875, for $10,000, with J. O. Bach, B. M. Turn bull, E. R. Cr ,valley, Charles DeForest and Charles Hill as sureties. December 13. 1876, Nathan C. Folger's bond as Tax Collector, First Dist'iot, parish of Orleans, for $50,000, was canceled, the sureties being James S. Olark, E. Fulton, Pat Keenan and S. J. Johnson. December 8, 1870, Hay Inspector, E. Ful. ton's bond, for $5000, dated Beptember 8, 1875, was canceled, the sureties being N. C. Folger and H. Patten. December 1, 1876, the bi d for $3000 of Julius Ennemoser, school treaurer, town of Monroe, dated January 11, 1871, was canoeled, the sure ties being Frank Morey and M. M. Grady. December 1, 1878, the bond of Julius Enne moser as treasurer of the School Board, parish of Onachits, dated April 6, 1871, for $5000, was can celed, the sureties being Mathias M. Grady and Michael J. Grady. Deeamber 1, 1876, another bond for $5000, dated May 18, 1871, as School Board treasurer, town of Monroe, was canceled, the sureties being Frank Morav and M. M. Grady. October 25, 1876, the bond of E. P. Snodgrass, Tax COllector, parish of Tenses, for $20,010, was canceled, the sureties being J. M. Gillispie and H. R. Steele. October 25, 1876 the bond of E. L. Whitney for $6 00 as Sheriff parish of Tensas, and dated December 22, 1871, was canceled, the sureties beinx H It Steele and . . C. Gordell. Otober 25, 1876, the bird for $6000, dated December 31, 1872, of D. J. Bryant, Sherlff of Tenaes parish, was canceled, the sureties being H. R. Steele and E L. Whitney. It will be observed that in many cases the foimor Itepublican .ffieta's had something of a rUTUvL ADMIRATI~'N (OCIETY, for the pnrosee of furrlbisnrg sureties npon the bonds of oflioials, and it will also be noticed that many of these sureties have never yet owned a dollar a worth of real eseate-a necessary qualfi oation-in the State. That, however, made but little difference to Kellogg, as a majority of the aptloitees were only too esag r to divide the emoluments of the oflces with him. The record which we have and a portion of r which has already been published in the rcaMOo a cnt', proves c notnrively that Kellogg did his level beat, before he retired, to relie'e as many of his old pA.l as he could from the danger of a criminal prosecution, a iad at the same time he relieved the suaeties a rom any civil proceedings that 'would reimburse r the S',ate for the "shoitcomirge" of the prin 7 ipsls. The history, as sho'n by the record, is r one of exceeding brilliance, nrad in order that it may not d zz ae the eyes of the DzcCanAt, rad a era. if given enatie, we reserve it for broken doses. For the Twelty-ritghthl Tmlae tempts san atil to Conrnalt Muldaic. She had no sooner been placed in cell No. 8, aFt the Oentral Pollce Station, than the clerks, turn. keys aiqd reporters knew that it was fLosu Lswu. You could tell her by her drunken ravings, and as it is habitual with Lena to attempt suicide, the reporters waited patiently for the item. They were not disappointed, for twenty min utes haid hardly elapsed when the voioe of the turnkey, Brugnetie, could be heard hallooing for a knife to out down Lsne, as she had hung her self t) the bars of the cell with a shawl. Lena, finding her shawl taken from her, twenty minutem later again attempted to hang herself to the cell bars with her Jersey. lhe was again dijrovered and out down. While the turc kv was takoing the Jersey Into the station clerk's oflit ., L',an fr the third time attempted to commit -ui ide tmi the lame manner, with the body or her dres'. lrngnlens, the turn key, was promptly on hand and for the third time cut her down. IIe was then going to hand cnff her, but she pleadldl n., hard that on her promise to behave Ilr.s If he gave het one more chance. lie had hardly ttrnmd hii back whenu bhe tore a strip frim off her poiticlst, anei for the fourth time within an hour tri d to loestroy herself. Sh.1 wea out tdwu byI the tuurkey, hand-onffed, Slid for the ,balseno of the night was quiet. This wo)man. Jr na aiwn.I, is it mest remarkable person, this bleimlg Ih r trre ty-eighth attempt at self-dt, alrnulio . Hit. has IriTd to drown herself, has taken poison serdl lt ns, and as will be ecen has at vari *u rimc's broughit into requi sition the rope, a d thl, v liint1 still pursued her. At lip lthitrnnda last night tl e se.neo Wits vn y enlivening. The military apparann.e of tlit we:l known place of r ort r ade it tot u, lilt", h(at of the days of 18861, and the bowilhiring display o' Moleio beauty was enough to iause conetlderable of a commotion amongst old Ilabituos. The Indles who as. conmparirid our visitors promenaded oar contral thoronghtfarer during the evening, en Jo' ing the p'easant air and novelty of the scene. The Hit. Jamon Hlotel, that is soon to be under the speelal charge of our old host Smeed., was crowded with unest. last ulg' t. That Poydra, Mlarket Prot. In theo mornloings oditi in tn lhe reportrelative to the claim of the (Carroltoln Itailroad Company to the square plot in front of I'Pydras Market, NI was inadverten ly salted that it wse this piece e ground that was douat(d by the company to the city. It shou'd have read: "The small plot aboat forty feet epluare, near that .shnt which the hncksters arnd Administrators are now divided, sant niow crianntnting the conltination of Penn street into Poydrame, was donated to the city by the company. A Fatal Fall. Abolt 9t o' Inok last night a negro girl, 18 years of age, named Alice iFranoed, fell from the gal it ry of the cigar manufactory. corner of Bar racks and Burgundy stres t., a distanne of twenty five foot, anl was morrtally injnred about her head. bhi was attendl.d by physicians, who said she:was past all surgical aid. Un'lder the Oblivious Water. At twenty minntrs past nine o'clo-k last night an nuiknown white m.u boarded the Oanal street ferry boat on the Aldere side, and took a seat on a bench in her st rn. Wthen the boat reaebed the mirldle of the stream he walked to the gang way in the how and de iberately leaped over board and was drowned. rhert Itesm. Bourbon Harris was arrested and locked up in the Hiarbor Station, charged with murder. It appears that this man struck a man named Pat iagan, on the 10th of January, with a bluat in strument, and it was thought that ltegan had died from the affoot of the blow ; but as saeob was not the case, Harris was discharged from custody. Frank Angelo was arrested and looked up in the Central ltation, ohbrg d with shooting and dangerously wounding a mule, the property of Wm. Cunmrmige. Mr. Lerry was furnished the soft side of a plank in the Third Calaboose, on the charge of stealing twenty dollars from Thomas O. Murray. Officer Dawson yesterday shot a rabbid dog at the corner of Ninth and Fulton streets, the animal having bitten a little girl. Brevltles. Mr. William Wirtb has just perfected a new fire es'ap", whloih it is proposed to exhibit before the public and the City Ounncii in a very few days. By means of it inmates of even the fifth or asith stories of a building ca't desoend to the ground without harm. The apparatus is ingeni;us, and the public will watch the trial with considerable interest. The Picks ick Social Ulub gives a grand basket plcnlc at the Ntw Oleanse Park, Stxth District, on Monday, the 2tst instant. Thanks for invita tions. On Friday next, the 11th nlost., the Louisisaa State Agricultural and Mechanical College give their anuual picnic. 'I hey have not forgotten the DEMOOnAT, for wh oh thanks. On account of T',anksgvfing Day the Postoffee will be closed at 12 o'clock; the mail, however, will be distributed and dispatched as usual The Customs oflices will he closed to-day on anount of Thanksgiving, at 12 o'clock m. Thas all can join in thanks for the redemption of Loti islana. To-day is the first day of the Medley, or chil dren's entertaloment, for the hseneft of the Prot estant Episcopal Home on Jackson street. Let no one for get it. Tickets can be obtained daring the day at Exposition Hail, and the ears will raw all the time after 12 o'clock at only fifteen cents fare. To-day bring Thanksgiving, the various State oflices will be closed. MORGIIIIIM. Productlve of logwP Ciolera. [Paduash News.] The question Is often asked us from the country: "What effect does the use of sorghum syrup produce upon the sys tem?" We confess that we know noth ing about its effect upon the human system except by hearsay. But this we do know. that no other crop exhausts the land so rapidly and so effectually as the sorghum cane. We have heard it stated that hog cholera prevails disas trously in these sections in which the sorghum cane is fed to hogs, and that the habitual use of the syrup among young cbildren results in chronic dysen teries and exhaustive diarrheas. This is about all we know or have beard on the subject. We presume that it will not prove a paying crop any longer, as Lou isiana molasses will probably be sold next season at something like its old figures before the war-say 30 cents per gallon for the best grade. Parties owing taxes and lic'nses would do well to call on W. H. Barnett, broker, No. 88 St. Charles street, before settlitg, as he has large facilities which enable hin to allow them the bhighest discount. He also has warrants always on hbnd, suitable for paymant of same, at lowest market rates. M. L. Bvrass A Oo. are advertising in another column their large st.oc' of seasonable dry goods. consisting lf a variety of fanoy dress goods, black and colored grea.lines, muslin and linen lawn, fancy colored and black aLke zsd sephyr shawls; also, a lasrge assortment of colored skirts, handkerohii f", hosiery sad lace goods, a of which they are selling at an nnusual low, price, to secure a ready sale and quick profit. Tans WaRL. -Mesars. Dot aiger & Pos =ae rfferim grea tiadu.eements in dry good. have a large and well selected asoor men.. Tilte goods are al marked at a very low figure. MaYs of them were ,urobased as damag d, and we sold as suah, bt, n realily there is n.oig t tIn dioste that they have been .oi'ed In thte leas Then, for bargains, go to Deaiugta's, 9 s08 Os street.