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O]PIOIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. VOL. II--NO. 151. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY, MAY 20, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. tV%1P m F lrt E 1T A I11f I eA.&nhimal namen thn .amu Af a l 4 wMlA h h MAY WfRl3V Watra a ae a AFL 1 ". .Z |`; · r II) '. . ' . . l "l r~l . . " t . E 1" 1 " , w, tb l , n . (,,t ~ i'. rf | .t,'. iL q p ~ h l' r q ra. 1 ~ .. l. A . [ . p .. . . . , I1 1 1 / / .. II III I BY TELEGRAPH. WASHINGTON NEWS. 'Thbe Preldent Alasmed at the Dis fectlon of Ohio R;4ublkass, Notes fkerm the Eastern War -A Big Bat Stie Expected. A Coup d'Etat Is Branee lot.mprobable. Opseal to N. O. Demoorst.] soImnssoesr Daunm to be Removes. WANsaxGrox, May 19. -- Greene B. Baum, Commissioner of Internal I.ev onse, is to be removed in consequence of his action in settling the whisky ring oases alluded to in these dispatches some days ago. C(hamnu erIan Os.fr a Good Position. Chamberlain, of South Carolina, was offered the Solioltorshtp of the Tress Sury by John Sherman during the lat ter's visit to New York this week. He declined. The Dtmsartctlon of the Ohio ptepblleaus. 'The President is considerably exer oised about the disaffection of Ohio Re publicans, and expresses his apprehen sion that the Demoorats will carry the .tate in the coming eleotion. There is no doubt that this apprehension is the cause of his recent hedging in regard to Federal patronage in the South. Our Kellogr Visits the Presldemt. Kellogg and his satellites had a long interview with the President to-day, to urge Kelso for the Naval Office and the reinstatement of Beckwith as District Attorney. Nothing definite was acoom plished. George Sherlanm Ie Washington. Sheridan returned to-day to look after the neglected interests of the Warmoth faction. He finds them in a bad way, as previously indicated in these dispatches. The Dalger to MaJor Jack Wharton. What has injured Wharton's chances most is the charge made to the Presl dent that he was concerned in the in trigue by which the testimony of Mad dox, Pickett and others was brought before Fields' committee last winter. The President is now inquiring into the Smatter. War News Measre. War news to-day is very meagre, but 4a1 reports received by cable to-day in 4loate that a great battle is imminent near Ardahan, in Asia Minor, while the Russians have sat down to a regular siege of Kars. A Reported Mlansaere of Cbrlstlans. The report of the massacre of Chris tians by Turks at Turtukal, a little vil lage opposite Oltenitza, on the Danube, which was cabled to the New York Herald this morning, is denounced to night from London as a canard gotten up by Bussian sympathizers. Some Bulgarians were arrested for using se ditious language, and a few who at tempted to escape to the Russian lines were shot, but there was no massacre of women and children as alleged in the pro-BRussian organs. The Situation In France. There is an entire reticence at the French legation respecting the situation in Paris, but at the German legation the opinion prevails that MaoMahon's coup is preliminary to an effort either at the restoration of the empire, or a declara tion of the Marshal-President as Dicta tor. The Germans say that a move ment of this kind would be regarded as 4 .. casus belli by Germany. IJUELL. -'-~------- '. -- FEDERAL OFFICES. A Hoet of Louisiana Republicans After Them. Wiamnterov , May 19.--John B. Johnson, late Auditor, and Unarles t.'Thompson, late State As eassor, are aftoerookrem'4 pa.ce of assessor of .4he Louisiana Distract. Wm. l. Hant can be .Diutrict Attorney if he wonts the place. Whar. ton and Leonard ace losing ground. * THE FRENCH MUDDLE. The Mantfesto of the Republican Men bars of the ILeat.:-A Terrible scene of SeauBing in the French Assembly-The Indignation and Rage of the Republi eans. Passa, May 19.-The Fenators of the Left held a meeting and insued a manifesto to the nation, whebh aonoludee: "'onsidering that the present erial, which has been ranisd without any reason, amidst profound peaoe in the country, and in the presese of events abroad which alarms the in arnest of the ooun ry and jeatfles every distrust, it is nee.esary to reassure France that the 8- n ators of the Left therefore ezpreu their firm conviction that the soenate wiU not assooiate it self with any undertaking against republican in titations, and they declare they will ener taally reasisa polhcy which threatens the pub This rigorous protest and the manifesto of the Deputies are producnmg a great impression. A new prorogation is expected and a dissolution three months after. There was great excitemeat in Paris and in the prvinces last night and to day, but no disturbauces. Le 2bnps quotes a threatening article from the 8L. Petersburg fficial Gaze.te, which points sig aimeantly to a war ut revenge aga.us Germany. iYmunique, Pares paper, esays: The Presi spoft's may be summed up as the maintn amos of p'bho order at home and a eorupulous ptseervaton of peace abr.a d. The Mreshsl counts on the prudence of all good citizens to seoend him in his task. The manifesto to the nation, adopted at the meeting of the Left last night, ooncluaes as fol l.sar ."Iotne. Catsns-This trial will not last long. In vea maonuth at the latest France will be able to speak out. We ae eaure the RepubL. will iWss from the voting urns stronger than ever. Bygone parties will be vanquished, aod Frane wll -be able to view the future with conf. dnoce and serniaty. Republican papers continue to express alb ~r atest dig n against the new Mi..istry'. general diamil of Bepubocan funotionaries and strong measures against iadical papers is expeted. At the meeting of one hundred dena teeS of the Lets last night, Victor Hugo pro tested against the disturbance of tranquillity, ep alt the moment when dangers threaten T dew be ally rwp a oesem verbsa, proteetlng against the system of t.otles which prvented the liberty of diswwonsem. Losnow , May 19.-The iandard'e Versaille seoeli says the aeme Ln the hbunbar when M. De Iontoes appeeard in the Tribune to reed the meaeeaý was inderibable. The Bight ap. piended, and the t ft hooted and iTied. ki. olamastlonof fer rage and ins were ex. I n for tan minutes. Some members wm e it seuffling with one snother. U11SOL VB. [No. 1.] "R/eolved, That that government is best which teaes Its eitisen loset." tlrange that, oletming to represent publie opinion, men will .dvoosto barberisan form or government as the nearest approach to perlt.o tion. [No. 9.] "Resolved, That we deem it absolutely neces sary that this alty, in the interest of true reform, must come to oeh basis, to the end that her schbool teachbers, her Iaborin men, her police, a end all her employee should be paid dollar fr dollar for work sotually performed." uo do the railroad company, and they propose to pay back to the laboring men all the money they receive for this tax necessary to grade and croslie the road. Let the laboring men coms forward' their votes and their strong arms are both ever welcome to our oity and it works in time of need. The company bhas spent 8800,000 in New Or oans among New Orleans men so far; it wants to spend more and on a oash baseeis. [No. 8.] Resolved, That in order to meet all her ex pensee dollar for dollar and to pay all her em ployes punotaally, it is absolutely indlspeneable that her taxation be not further increased by the levy of an additional one-half per cent tax for any purpose whatsoever- and that we are utterly op posed to the levy of such additional tax for the building of a railroad from Alexandria, on Bed river, to Marshall, Texa. he railroad compsany will set the example by pelpg her employes promptly relieve the ciy of surpl labor, giving tok in the road for the tax or ubscrptifon to poor men with small property. And they maliciously falsify the company who awy the road Is intended to stop anywhere before rail communicatlon between the oily of New Or pleansand the great State qf Te.as is complee. S[o. 4.] Resolved, That we are utterly opposed to the principle upon which this tax is sought to be levied, and that we propose not only to vote against its imposition ourselves, but to do all In our power to defeat its levy by condemning it among our friends and soquaintances. There are some in our community who never pay taxes and always resist the legal tax collec tor. On whom does the barthen of the local gov ernment then fall? On the laborer; on the small property holder; on the poor man who always pays his taa, and whose increased rent is not fol lowed by inoreased wages. Down with railroad obstructionhets, and par ticulgrly.when they come from a class of men who will neither build up the internal improve Iments of our city tlemselves, nor permit others to [No. 5.] Resoloed, That we protest against this pro posed tlsocion for the 259h of May, because the new registration act 101 of the extrLeession of 1877 has repealed the old corrupt tg;stration law and made it necesdary that an entirely new registration shall be completed before another election can be legally held. Subterfuge I Ohild's play I Don't vote, then, ifit is illegal! Vertly, these men would make a goJd lawyer turn in his grave to rebuke them. But that subject must be a s re one to the " No toilons forty petitioners for an i. unction." [No. 6 ] Resolved, That should such railroa. tax election be held and caruied, it wouli work the greatest injury to the working classes; for rents will be come higher, food and olothing and other neces saries of life will rise in price, whble the laborerr' wages will fall in value and work will be more and more diicult to find. This is refreshing, this is choice; but I fail to ree how that reiio of the past the T'ax Payers' Union, will inuune tenants to believe they (the T. P. Unionl don't want more rent. "Good Lud !" a landl rd not want more rent I go to I Young resolutor of the banner ward, thy friends have been fondling thee with a vengeance, and thou huat stolen my thandvr, but I forgive thee, tor I must say thou hast made "dem" fine nee of it for our side. And, according to the resolution, we stand on the verge of a pani, in the food and clothing line. If this tax passes think of the dema.d fr food and clothing to supply the new settlers along the route, and the new residents of New Orleans. Well, thank fortune, there's room in New Orleans, and plenty f empty houses here at very low rents (which rents sill go up it this subscription is voted) we hear. [No. 7.] Resolved, That the New Orleans Pacific Rail road Uompany have thus far employed the Peni. I teotiary convict labor to the exclusion of the honorable and law-abiding laboring man, and that we know if this tax be levied that this com pa..y will continue to employ these convict slaves, white and black, which the law has sent to the Penatentiary, but which the Penitentiary con tractors and the New Orleans Pacido Railroad Company work against their will on this railroad. Who came forward at a time when all was chaos and offered to are for these unfortunate beings? was it the Taxpayers' Union who offered to sup ply them with covering from the chilly bls.t of winter or to feed their hungry mouths at a time when Louisiana could not? Who gve a thought as to the security of this large body of desperate and recalese humanity, or the dreadful calamity that would ensue were they loosed upon our r communi)q? Let men "speak that they know, testify that they have seen,'- or " their words are as sound ing brass or tinkling cymbals." Long have we labored to consummate this work, long have our people cried aloud for the same advantages enj jyed by other cities. And now, friends, you can have it-not part of a road, weighed down by debt, but one glorious stretch of rail, nearly three hundred and fifty miles long, through a country teeming with beauty, earth's best and most valuable products, and alive to the fact that "Nil sine magnovitro laboro dedit mortalibus." B. Dr. C. H. Tebault, President of the Property Holders' Union: Can you find in the charter of the New Orleans, Pacific Railway Company any foundation for your assertion that the New Orleans Pacifil Railway Company is to have its terminus at Alexandria. Please read section 3 of the charter appended, and if not encroaching too much on your value. ble time, please read the whole charter and see if you find Alexandria mentioned in it. I fail to find it there. GEIEB tL POWEas. BEr. S. The said company is empowered and authorized: First-To locate, construct, lease, own and use a railroad with one or more tracks and suitable turoutse, of such gauge and construction and upon such a course or route as may be deemed by a majority of the directors of said company most expedient, beginning at a point on the Mi - siseipoi river at New Orleans, or between New Orleans and the parish of Ibervilie, on the r ght bank of the Mis.,smippi, and Baton Rouge, on the left bank; or from New Orleans or Berwick's Bay, via Vermilionville, in the parish of Lafayette, and Opelousas, in the parish of St. Landry, or from any of said points, or from any point within the limits of this ttate, and running thence to. ward and to the city of Shreveport, or the city of Marshall or Dalisl, in the State of Texas, in such direction and route or routes as suid com pary shall fi w ndwith such eoeueiseg branches in the State of lodamue - may be deemet proper', - TMB WORKMOUSU AVPAIm. Statesseat of the Of8llats In Charge of te lastsmatiea. sThe statbig wpt at thk e Gred isry o Orltans regarding thlei vt to the oiy Work. house, in whilh they rt that one of the in. mates of the Workhoese had been sent to the Charity Hospital, whene he was discharged abd no steps were taken by the ofiolah of the Workhouse to havere him returned; sad ales tha the Walte es homtesd onl0 a seventeen inmates, when it was asserted to the Grand Jury by the asssltant warden that there were about thirty in the Institution, has led the DZMOCRAT to make anso investgaon of the matter. OCalling at the Mayor's cose yesterday, our re porter broached the subject to his Honor, who said that the matter had been called to his atten lion long ago-to this and kindred matters-and that he had called tar the reports of the offiolal in charge of the various institutions of the city, including the Insane Asylum, the House of Refuge and the Workhouse, of which he had made compendiums. PRES.UtE or suS"0IBBt consequent upon the reorganizttion of the police force had Interrupted him in this work, and the report of the Grand Jury on the subject, pub. lished in the morning papers, had taken him quite by snprise. He proposed to immediately investigate the matter. -Mr. Pldsbury thereupon furnlshel our reporter with the following compendium of the reoetpts and expenses of the Workhouse for the quarter including the months of January, February and Mareb, which is published for reference: Salaries. groceries, provilslonu.,241 08 Bread furnished by House of Refuge..................... 194 80-8.,435 83 Coffins for indigent dead.... $618 00 Municipal pol e courts, work done.................... 111 00 Department Waterworks,work done...................... 81 20 Bove' House Befuge, work done .................. 20 50 Department Improvements, work done................ 186 00- 8986 70 $8,468 68 Average mnothly number of inmates, $8. Coat per month; $822 08t; monthly cost per inmate, $15 64. The following also shows the AMtOUNT or SAL.aaIS paid monthly to the officers in charge of the in stitution: Chief warden, $125; under warden, $83 33; olork, $75; warden, 866 66; carpenter, $66 66; slaoksmitb, $68 06; night watchman, $62 50; total, 1543 81. In order to ascertain whether the average number of the inmates of the institution as reported to tie Mavor was correct, our reporter visited Recorders Miltenberger and Smith and ex-Recorder W. J. J. Armstrong, now chief clerk of Recorder Smith. From the former it was aso certained that since the month of January last he had committed, at most, four prisoners to the Workhouse. Ex-Recorder Armstrong stated that he had sent a large number, and as many as 41 or 42 in one day. From the books of Recordes Kleinpeter, the predecessor of Recorder Bmith, our reporter found that from 115 to 120 had been committed during the three first months of the year. Judge Smith, bing interviewed on the sub loot, said that since he had been in office, about fifteen days, he HAl) NOT COMMITTED any prteoner to the Workhouse, nor did he pro. pose to do so hereafter, because, in his opinion, it was not a constitutional prison. The under standing of our committing magis'rates is that they are limited to thirty days in their commit monts of prisoners to the Workhouse; and they also say that these are sent down variously for from ten to thirty days. During the day, at the City Hall, the matter coming up, it was agreed that a committee of three, to be composed of Administrators Die. mond, Dents and EJwards should be entrusted with the Investiga'ion of the charges of the Grand Jury against the Workhouse officials, to report as soon as possible to the City Council. In the afternoon our reporter called at the Workhouse and sought to interview Mr. James Berry, chi( f warden of the institution, on the subject. Mr. Barry replied that he had prepared a card for publication explaining his responsibility in the matter, but on learning that a committee had been app >inted to investigate the affa r, he had conc.uded to say nothing about it. He, however, referred our reporter to his book of reco d to show that the man sooken of as having been sent to the hospital was regularly entered thereupon, and that the next d'y the prisoner, a deaf mate, entered as "Dummy," had been sent to the Charity HOs. pital. air. Barry added that the man is not only DAl A D DUNIB, but is partially insane, and that being seized with a violent attack of d3sentery, Mr. Blrry found it necessary to send him to the hospitaL La:er in the day Mr. Thomas Deveresaux ealled at the DE.oCaT Mfioe, on the part of Mr. Barry, to say that he ( tr. Barry) was ill and lying in hie bed when the Grand Jury visited the Workhouse; that the essistant warden, Mr. James Lynch, was entirely unauthborized to do what he did do. As to any charges that might be made against Mr. Barry, of having a greater number of prisoners entered on his books than were actual ly in the Workhouse, he (I[r. Barry) was pre pared with the record to show that every man entered upon it was present, and that the man nor in which the books were kept made it impos sible for him to reprt more men in the institu tion than were lactuall.y there. As to the casoe of "Dnmmvo" theman, after being sent to the NEVER HEARD OF BY THE CHIEF WARDEN until he was returned to the Workhouse, on another charge, by Judge Miltenberger; that he. Mr. Barry, had receivcd so information of Dum mys discharge by the Charity Hospital author ities. Our reporter also interviewed Mr. Robert Diamo'.d, Adtministrator f Police, under whose control the Workhouse is. Mr. Diamond said that he f il greatly humiliated that a cironm -:ance should arise to reflect upon the char acter of his employee to such an ex tent as to have them suspended. He knew eothing of the matter except what he had learned from them. Lynch, the assistant warden, he says, explains the charge of mi:lead iog the Grani Jury in this masner: The soup house adjoins the Workhouse and communeates with it bh a door in the fence. Whien the jury visited the institation it was half-past 11 o'clock in the morning, and about soup time. Lynch, iT order to bring the men into the ranks for roll eall, in compliance with the request of the Gran Jury, gave the usual signal by blowing a whistle, which was mistaken by the indigent callers for the "soup call," and they came in and took their places in the ranks with the prisoners. A Visit to the Workhouse. Another DIZOCtAT reporter having paid a visit to the Workhouse, faund three or four de crefid old women scrubbing out the cells, and some of the cells which had not been scrubbed by them were in a dirty condition. Soome negro men were employed in eleming up Stheyurd, w Ih worsk esmoists1n ateuin the trash accumulated there and plaulog It in one o1 the corners of the prison. Tlhe reporter was informed by the under war den, Mr. P. O'lrien, that there were twenty per sons in the prlson, but by an actual count by the reporter the prisoners numbered only sevonteen In answer to an lnquirys to the actual orst o keuping eah prisoner, Mr. O'Brie esaid that i was about fifteen cents a bad per diem. A portion of the Workhoune, which showed signs of having been recently scrubbed and oleaned up was n a neat condition. In regad to the AT1IMPr TO WIISIAD the Grand r by bringing men from the souý house into he prison yard, the reporte couli get only a bungled explanation, the tenor of whiob was that the souphouse beggars were in the yard and got mixed with the prisoners. The exuse seemeo a little singular, as the Workhouse and the souphouse are two separate institutioss, and the only entrance into the Workhouse from the souphouse is through a large iron gate which I. kept always looked, and no one can gain admittance through this gate except an employs of the prson; souphoua beggars are positively prohibited from g.ing through it. If the souphouse beggars were in the Work house yard at the time the Grand Jury visited it, it is to be supposed that they were there wrrS TIa XNoWLEDOE of the employes of the Workhouse. Some of the neighbors living in the vilointy of the Workhouse and mouphouse say that both places arp nuisances. The reporter, after visiting the Institution from top to bottom and learning the above faots, with drew. The Presbyterian Assembly. The proceedings were opened by prayer by Dr. Rutherford. The minutes were read and approved. The stated clerk announced that he was ready to receive Presbyterial assesemente. The Moderator announced the following com mittee to consider the report on questions for Preebyterian narratives: Mesre. Daniel, Cozby, Lacey, Westch and Van Meter. An overture from the Presbytery of Florida on the transfer by the Synod of Alabama of ail its Eo clesiastical territory in the State of Flor.da to the Synod of Georgia, was passed to the commit tee of overtures. Rev. Mr. Obhihester reported, recommending that the Committee on the Sveod of Mssouri be discharged, as owing to the illInes of the clerk of that e) nod the minuted were not in the house. go ordered. On motion of Mr. Welch, 1 o'clock was fixed to hear the delegates from corresponding bodies. Mr. Birtlett reported, recommen ing that the first half hout be occupied in devotional exer cis-s Ad')pied. The sixteenth annual report of the Executive Committee of Ptblloation was read. The report was referred to the Committee on Publications, with all accompany ng papers, ex cept the treasurer's accounts, which were re ferred to the auditing committee. The order of the day-report on theological education-was taken up. BELIGIOUS snxaviES will be held on Sunday as follows: First Presbyterian Church-Rev. C. A. Still man, D D., at 11 it. m.; Rev. J. lt. Wilson, D. D., at S p. m. Communion church 4 n. m.-Rev. G. Howe, D. D., Rev. W. Br, wn. b. D. Prytenia Street Church-Rev. E. H. Ruther ifrd, D. D., at 11 a. m.; itev. S. M. Neel. at s D. m. Communion Church-Rev. J. N. Waddel, 8. i. Houston. D. D. Lafayette Street Church - Rev. G. D. Arm strong, D. D.. at 11 a. m.; Rev. B. H. Charles, at a n.m. Canal Street Church-Rev. Eugene Daniel, at 11 a. in.; Rev. J. S Crosby. at8 p. m. Third Prebyterian Chur-h - R v. T. B. Adger. D. D.. at 11 a. m.; Rev. J. Woodrow, D. D., at 8 p. m. Franklin Street Church-Rev. L C. Vas', at 11 a. inm.: Lev. J. T. McBryde. ate in. Napoleon Avenue Church-Rdev. W. S. Lacey, at it a. m. Carrollton-Rev. Jerry WitherProon. 8 p. m. Second Mission--Bev. John Miller, D. D.. 11 a. nm. Uarondelet Methodist-Rev. M. D. Hoge, D. D., 11 a. m.: Rev. T. R. Weloh. I. V., s p. m. Coliseum Baptist--Rev. W. J. Lemry. D. D., 11 a.m.; I. B. Campbell. D. D., 8 p. m. St. Charles Avenue Mothodist-Rev.R. McDel main, D. D.. 11 a. m.: Rev. D. E. Jordan, a p. m. First Baptist Church-k-ev. W. N. Dickey, I1 a m. Moreau Street Methodist-Rev. F. McMurray, 11 a. m.; Rev. W. H. Dodge, 8 p. m. Loutsiana Avenue Methodist-lev. J. S. Wat kine, 1 a.m.; Hev. F. Can no,, 8p. nm. Ames Methodist-Rev. F. L. Awing. 11 a. m.; Rev. G. W. Finley, 8 p. m. Felicity Street Methodist-Rev. J. E. Jones, ii a. m.; Rev. C. E. Chichester. 8 p. m. The DgaMOCaT was then selected as the paper irom which to make up the annual report. Some delegates arriving they were introduced, and the body then adjourned. ANOTHER LARGE PALE OF REAL EBTATE.-Yee terday wae a gala day in the real estate market. One of the largest lists ever offered was placed befr-e a crowded rotunda in the St. Charl.s Ex change, and Cl. Gtrardey certainly excelled him self in ably presenting the various fine invest. ments which constituted the list. He began, by way of orelude, in calling attention to the great change which a few weeks of good government had wrought, and alluded very happily to the fact that a few minutes before the opening of the sale, Capt. Barrett, on the Plymouth. had re oeived a booming godepeed from our city artil lery. We know that from yester*ay will date a new era in our real estate; we welcome it as.the beginning of our prosperity, and knowing the interest felt by our readers on the subject, we subjoin the following list of the sales: 1. The Ballejo store, northwest corner of St. Charles and Jackson streets.. $22,500 2. Lots Nos. 8 and 9, corner of St. Charles and Josephine streets....... 5,400 3. The frame dwelling on St. Charles street, on two lots ................ 7,850 4. Lot No. 7, adjoining the above...... 2,350 5. Lots Nose. 4 and 5 on St. Charles street, next the store............... 5,200 6. Lots Nos. 17 and 18, corner Jackson and Carondelet streets............ 4,000 7. Lots Nos. 19 and 20 on Jackson st... 3,300 8. Lots. Nos. 21 and 22................ 3,125 9. Lots Nos. 12, 1 and 14, corner Caron delet and Josephine streets......... 4.500 10. Lots Nos. 10 and 11 on Josephine at. 3,000 11. Lots Nos. 15 and 16 on Carondelet street .... ..... ......... 2,550 12. The four-story brick store No. 68 Cmp street................... 15,600 13. The three-story brick dwelling Nj. 204 Camp street.. ............. 000 14 The three-story brick stores Nos. 16 and 18 Carondelet street............ 40,150 15. The Delrien stable, 194 Magazine a.. 5,400 16. The one-story frame house Nos. 117 and 119 Constance street ..... .... 3,000 17. The three-story brick stores Nos. 47 and 49 Chartres street.. ........... 8,500 18. The lots forming the corner of Tchoupiton)as, Water and Philip ste. 1,750 19. The brick buildings corner of De catur, Barracks and Gallatin streets. 4.000 Total............................. $151,175 aouthern Patents. Mr. H. N. Jenkins, Solicitor of Patents, 27 Commercial Place, officially reports to the DExo caT the following complete list of patents grant. ed So"rthern inventors for the week ending April 24, 1877: Louisiana-Richard Macdonald, New Orleans process for bleaching and improving cotton seed oil; Jae. M. Pollard, New Orleans, bale tie. Ar kansas-G. W. Crosby, Bradford, churn. Ala bama-N. J. Scaggs, Talladega, plow stocks. Texas-W. Marean, Galveston, car brakes and starters. Get your ammer bat athe , . 0. D. his store 8 tI. Chasu sseet. f MY LITTLB MILLIONAIR., " And so yo have married an heiress- Yoa, Tom, who ast ollege avowed That, of alt thinep on earth, you detested Fine ladles, sel-conscious and proud I Ab, well I don't blame you, good fellow, SThe net one-who knows ?-may be me, t For 'tempora' still ends 'muta.tur,' And then, 'nos mutamur,' you see " d ow, what could I do but make answer To such san aertou as this When looking askane from bhs glassee- An odd, nlaszmg way of hie My chum for the sake of old friendship, bemaned the ho, wha. and where, And then a desorptio, verbatim, f Oher I had led "mndtBonaire." To speak the plain truth, Ill acknowledge The word may have dropped from my pen When writing in haste to my eles-maste, The news of our marrbge-but then I'd never a thought he'd construe it In this way-the mischlevous boy!- - "An heiress, self-onsiouso, proud, haughty" An, little one, timid and ond y. What thought had "we two" of base Itere, Of bank stook or wealth of the mine, When, standing beneath God's blue heaves Eye to eye, lip to lip, whi pered "thine ? Yes, dearest, If riches are oountae By measurement simpleand true, Gold locks, ruby lips, heart'. rare treasure, Ab, how oen I give ou your due? And though, when we talk about money, Good fellow I'm lost in the mlst; Since all that I know of "bonzasD ' Lies Just in my brain and my wrist; Still when von come down to the matter Of rare, sterling wealrh, I declare You were right, after all-I have married An heiress-a true milliontire I IMIPLOVED FI*-LEAVEW. Fashioen at Last Understandlina Ha Tlmes--verything t heap and Lovely. Among the choice and pretty cot tumes we have been led to admire dpo Ing the past week, are those of buntint Doesn't that seem a funny name to articles of dress? Almost too warlhk for the beauties they really are. One, in a delicate cream tint wa made-a skirt fully trimmed with dnefi orimped ruffles. Scarves in deep fold and prettily embroidered in runnin vines of pale-blue silk, placed diagonal ly across the front, simulated an ovet dress, and the ends at the back con cealed careless loops and irregular end of pale-blue ribbon. The basque, prel tlhy shaped, was finished with a baud c blue embroidery, and edged wit! ruffle of the bunting. The embroic ery also simulated a square c plastron front, and finished the cuffs o, the sleeves. Bows of pale blue rlbboi ornamented the whole costume pro fusely. This dainty affair-appropr' ately termed "a seaside costume" (fio 'tis said bunting sniffs salt air an. spray only to be more beautiful)-give us a pretty variety in low-priced mate rial for dress, the price being but $3: whereas, in grenadine or organdie, $6 or $75 would be termed cheap. Then there are other colors-dark an light blue. One in dark blue, with trim mini of gray, and bands of Breton em broidery of blue upon gray, was note, as peculiarly stylish, and would mak a lovely driving or church costume where dust must be taken into con sideration. This was offered at $48. Hair-striped silk costumes are to b found, really nicely made, this season The skirls are lined throughout, and ar prettily trimmed with flounces, puif I and crimped ruffles of the silk, madi either polonaise and skirt, or the thre pleces-skirt, overskirt and basque They are sold for $38. How many eye do we see open wide as they exclaim "At that price, who need go without silk?" And the conundrum is so easil answered-nobody. These are days c low prices. And we also ask, who can Among the many queries constantly received are those from young ladies re garding their June graduating dresses. There are many young misses in school who think themselves miserable, and unable to graduate properly, unless in the most expensive silic. To our mind, this is wrong and should be frowned down by.tea,.her, mother, fashion and writer. Why should a young lady not yet in society be primped up in a dowager's silk? Do not do it, girls. The age for dowager's dressing will come all too speedily, and then you will sigh for the days that you turned your backs upon long before you ought. A pretty graduating dress can be made of sheer organdie. The princesse is a favorite shape, and of course, if in that style, is mounted upon a firm lining. The dress is prettily trimmed with a ruching of the organdle, made of several thicknesses, each edge sepa rately pinked, then through the centre a pinked ruehing of white silk. The flounce should be much deeper ih the centre o2 back, narrowing to the sides, and carried up the back gores of the skirt. Then the front prettily trimmed with pinked ruchse of the organdie, the centre of each ornamented with vines jlot sar let geranium, or pink daisies, or fine blue mysotis, as the class may elect. It is a pretty conceit for a class to dress in unison, even to flowers in the hair. The waist should be cut square, but not too low, and this nearly filled with a 5 ruching of tulle, while a necklace of flowers, the same as used on the skirt, is clasped about the neck, the centre formed quite deep to fill the plastron neck. Elbow sleeves, with a flounce falling over the top of o the long kids, and a vind around the arm, just above the elbow, would com plete a charming costume, quite inex o pensive, and one that no poor-in-pocket classmate could cast envious eyes upon. And whoever saw a school where there was not some struggling child of genius working for an education against the fearful odds of poverty ? Very many who find the Breton em Sbroidery too expensive are having strips of material stamped and embroidered by machine. The new damask linen, known as Servian, bids fair to hold an extended place in fashion. They are trimmed with linen galloon, with Hamburg em broidery, and ornamented with rows of -pearl sequins. The latest and most popular of flounee is four inches wide, arranged in small box-pleats laid close together. And gathered flounces seem to ha¶ again made claim to a permanenccin A new design on an importel e is a flounce cut straightwise ft silk and edged top and bottom with a very narrow crimped ruffle of the silk. This was laid in wide box-pleats, and be tween eaho one was a broad embroki ered .galloon band with a row of the finest set uins or fish scales all around it.Aner pretty style is to pipe a flounce top and bottom gauge it four or five times, an inh and a half from the top and at intervals all around the skirt. Between each shirring put a spiral of the contrastlig color of which the costume is composed, or a hold some peesementerle ornament, with Ribbon, arranged in shell jabots, points and fans, is largely used am trimming for grenadine, and berete; and often as a heading on thee. t1in materials, where lace is used s a pleated French lace edge has come to be con sidered a necessary trimming, and yards of it are used In place of one that is real. Dark nreen cambric costumes, em broidered in another shade of gren, are the prettiest we have yet seei. for plonies and short exoutasons of every kind, and 'tls said they wash equally well with the brown or blue. Sheer organdie, in plain, delicate tints, promises to be one of the most fashton able fabrics for evening dresses. Cash mere gauze is a new fabric, and lovely, but beyond the range of every purse French nainsook muslin is anotLer fabric much used, and calls for special commendation. Dotted mull and striped linen muslin are also used, and Smyrna lace edge and inserting trims evetything. Very many of these thin materials are made over colored ohambery or French cambric. Bustles are surely coming in again not the kind with a hump, but the graceful slope, with the "doughty" ln trlocked tips that promise to revolu tionize all Ahe skirtiems of the day. In lace goods, we are to wear bibs collarettes, fichus, sailor collars and jabots. as80 es, fair reader, the style.. o the day is to look as babyish as pos sible. And now au revoirl THE (AIMEIDBE sUBE.r. Adopted at the Ceunell Meeting Yester day. The following budget was adopted by the oily 'Oounoil yesterday, in act6rdanoe with a elgisla tire enactment authorizing the city to amend the budget: Department of Improvements ........ 880,000 4nrveyozl' offioee ....... .... 1,600 Department of Water-works and Pablic Bnild:ng .. .... ....... 140,000 Department of Police.................. 47500 Commerce ............. 28.000 Finance ................ .000 Pulie Accounts ....... 16,000 Assessments......... 15,000 Mayor's office ................. . 5,000 Jity Hall building ....' . ... 5,000 City Council .. ... ................. ,000 tax Mortgage Registry ............. 4,500 (i'y Attorney ....11,400 lavor and Administrators............ .49 ,00 Printing ...... ......... ..... 10.000 Tax bill, etc ......................... 6,000 Lighting city.... ......... 169,000 Fire Department...................... 178,000 Ortnina Ijustioe .............. ... .. 168400 Miscellaneoun.... ..... . 75,500 ity debt and interest redemption .... 42250 Election expenses ..................... 8000 Park ............................. 75.000 Plice expenes .s................... .' 0,000 Public schools ........................ 225,00 Total .................... ...$1,241,250 Contingent ........................ 1, Grand total.. ............ ..1,871,800 Rectpt| as adopted by ordinance Np., e9as . S......................... 2,817.00 Leas 1per cent. .... .......... 285,700 Total .................... .....$2,5 71,800 That Cat Pight. Lately of afternoone the corner of Gravier and Magazine streets has be en elivened by a sport whiob, if not novel, serves toattract eaprowd of some two or three hundred people. It Appears that our genial friend, Mr. E. F. Virgin, is the fortunate owner of a "yaller" male f hme, who is very devoted to feminine tabby over the way, but there is an obstacle in his way, and that obstacle is a bull-headed gray and white catbelonging to a wholesale crockery store near. Every afternoon the yellow Tommy, after see ing that no mice are making af'ay with Virgin's stock of seeds, steps across the street sand pays his devoirs to his fair dulcinea. At the same time the old gray puts in an appearance, and daily there is a conflict. The lat fight seemed to be the climax, aend for twenty minutes fur flew, sod the generally quiet neighborhood was musical with side remarks of the combatants. Whilst the battle raged the crowd around be esme excited and an old roustabout, who had just been paid off. "'lowed he'd go four bits on the yeller oat, if he didn't have ish for dinner Sun day." Another said "-he wrseus partial towards gray eats and he be d-d if he didn't take that bet." The feminine alluded to looked on the conilet complacently and seemed rather to enjoy it. The "yallr" one, in the end, came out victorious and, amid a chorus of cheers, proudly walked over to its home. THE GREAT SEA SEIPENT. He is Landed at obau, it seetnaud. The great sea serpent was stranded at Oban Scotland, on April 26. The boat men headed him off, the riflemen fil..t at him, and the natives stood on the beach and gazed. Finally he ran aground in front of a hotel, and as his tail swept the beach and slung pebbles in all direc tions, smashing windows and punctur ing heads, the natives retreated inland. Finally a brave man waded through the surf and threw a rope around the mon ster's head, so that seventy strong men could drag him ashore above high water mark. The sea serpent was then meas ured. He was 101 feet long and 11 feet in circumference at the thickest part; had a pair of fns 4 feet long by 7 feet across at the sides, and a dorsna fin 12 or 13 feet in length ; had small, elongated eyes, and gills 2f t behind, and con sat. mainly of t.aL Get your bhale the "'ttonewall Jackson," cor ner of Bolsa satd St. Louis streets. We eean't get rid of Slab. He ila persecute un. He stands ke the Nemesis of eewsdealer at Goldthwaite's bookstore on Ecbauge.is y', near the corner of Janal street, sad seds k sages of newspapers and periodeals to the Demo cal wihout any regard to age, m or previou condition. This ti* it is Harper's Weky a per's Monthl the Joly , Mcee' I - tra`ed W ly, and many qua~itiy o fIMrthse s.ad weeter mpers ttaub thinks that tb .* b lm to e hum faeolty of readio . Get bats at its "Stse all JagSiton,,"fu