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OrtICIAL JOURNAL 01 THE STATE OF LO.ISZANA. VOL. II---NO. 152, NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, MAY 21, 1877. PRICE, FIVE OENT'. NOTES. .-.We oseate about 100,000 hogabedat of mao luases every twelve months. -leaston eoonomi:adly resolves to squander $tel *10,000 on the next "Pourth." -I the eastern townsblps of Lower Canada the miaploe sagr yield Mas bees tIe largest for thirty yrs. --Inanlraton Day to New asbul re will be of untmsul splendor thie year. Thu titre mill tary toro of the Btale will be preat Ms Cease.t -.Berlksbre, aIse. farmers are tellag of saltivattng the sugar but sd selig to Ia ar sneanfeetory on a soo.pertite plie, munaged llke obeess feetories -The Dismal Swamp CoaG Is to be sold by asetion to the higheet bidder io I.orfolk, Ye., neat August. The work oeat over $1(,00,000, but to not nepeted to bring moren ithen a th purl of tlot sum. j -The pineapple is otltitvted very esxtensve in the East Indies, where thIe laver are eonverted slto blaind of wedding, used for upholstering purposes instead of hair, and into a sort of lten. etl, of which substantial shirts and coats are Sade. -eIlaretary Aherman, In a recent letter, says he feels quite sure that the good opinions of lends of the Prrsiden.'s Stouthern policy Juastitlled by if s suneses, and by the bens. will confer upon both white and black Be. loans. he State of Georgllbslh sold the labor of the aviate In its state plrson for w8,000 a year, whlch Is at the rate of abnut 11 a year for each eoavliot. The Slate appears to have been badly swindled, as the contractors are now esooessfully "sab-letting" the onvict, at (00 a year. -The Galveston (r, sua) Nee.. calls upon the Preeldent to make an approwjrtite climax to his pdoleitdory policy by granting a complete and Anal tamneety to "PI.sident" Davis and the few remallning s-rebels who, like him, by an "unjust dlsoriminatiol," are still "politllally proscribed." -.The'rbiet paper money, csaled ectme, his depredated more thgn 100 per eent. read costs e le thai I dld during the Crimean war. Pa. troleue, whloh is in gent tal use, is lmported from the United tlates tr.ned, while the native all, of whiob there is abundance in Ioumanla, the Crimes ad on the Jasplan Bea, is meaketed in the crade state. It has risen from twenty to sifty cente s 'oke." -The rediseoovery at Canquone, ObCi', of the one famous gold mine, "Los Ortistlee," has reOated someehat of a seniatlon. This mine, whoe yield is supposed to have been almost fibuloun in the old colonial times, has been lost for lbrty years, laving been abandoned at the breaking c of the revolution, it flled with water, and then a landelide removed all traces of It. -The Orlf.ean war cost England 40,000 soldiers and 8600,000,000 in gold. The expendlture of mes and money was to "preserve the equilibrium of Europe." She to not certain a to wheheer she desire< to eilage in the "equilibrium" business agan1, and will not be likely to to do, unless she nude she wll be a greater loser by Russlan esun reas. -An iron-rlad war steamer efor the Japanese government has been launched in London. The Japanese Minister was present,4 nd ohristened it Pon So, from a mountain in Japan. At the so. companying lunch the Minister proposed a toast to the sueccess of the Jpanese marine. The vest eel is 220 feet long, and has an armor nine inches thick. The Austrian Crown Prioes Itudolph, who It now completing lie education, was examined on the t1th nit., before the Emperor, in Hungarian law. The examination was conducted In the Hungaian larguage, which the Prince speaks with great fluency, and the Emperor expressed much satisfaction at the result. The Prince has yet to go through a course of German law, diplo macy and navigation before his studies will come to an end. -In Germany press prosecntions continue with unabated vigor. The editor of the Dresden i'oWkteitung has been fined for offending the pollen; two editors of the Berlin Post have been fined, and an ex-editor of the MAfrbacf VoI''ksblnt has been sentenced to one year's imprisonment for similar oflfenee The responsible editor of the Knrgr.r Pogna.sak. Hrrr Gayler, has been -condemned to four enmlthi' imprisonment for having ofand, d Pitkes Bismarck by reprinting the well known " Reicholocke" artlole. -The royal depart ment of agrionliure, Prussia, regards potato bugs as a synonym for famine, and cautions oaptatns, sailors and pssengers of ves sale selling between the United States and Getr many to be meet watabhful in looking out for the buls, their eg.e and larva,. They can do so by thoroughly ex minolng all vegetables brought on board; even the earth wbibch may be sticking to the potatoes can become a vehlole for eggs and Ilatv. Goods packed in potato herb must also 'be serehed. It ie declared to be aunlawful to im port potatoes from hmerlia to Germany, or to take uahore potato peel or kitchen refuse of Many ktid. SOUTHERN NEWS. Leulsiana. Lincoln parish thinks of going into the sugar -cane business. A genuine, unexpreted and very unwelcome wasi and hall storm v sited Red River parish on Sunday last, doing a deal of damage to orops. Nineteen hundred dollars of the Lafourobe school fund are missing. be scohool teachers are anxious to know what has become of it. A hey boat from Alton, Indiana, landed at the Thibodaux wharf on Thursday morning and acid Sout the balance of its load at $18 per ton. The Thanklsglvng Day was quite generally ob erved at New Iberia In one way or another. Thirty-four guns were fired at noon and at 7 p.m. The contested election cases of the police jurors of Laf mrche pansh were tried before Judge A. F. . Knoblooh on Monday last. The sase was taken under advisement. Mr. Jeff Yates, of Livingston parish killed a large brown-grsy wolf in that parish last wee k, measuring nesilv six f et in le, g b. The wolf was evidently a visitor from some more northern ndime. * The newly organized police jury of St. Obarles parish has revised the tableau of expenditures for the current year, &hd reduoed it from $15, 501 s5 to I8547 00. Here is reform that a good many other parishes might imitate. Moss picking is becoming a dangerous calling, owing to the retkldssne.s of those engaged in thobusneess. On Monday, the seventh instant. Theo. Bguet, while pickigm moss in the awamps of Bayou Cne, in Terrebonne, fell from a height oe fifty feet, and had his body severely fractured. The new keeper of the State House grounds at Datona Sngs, Mr. B. Plunket, is putting them S-oce more in order as a resort for decent people aad their children. Under Kell og appointee, iM grounds were negloeted and the rendezvous vst diMmeptabie persons. movement .on leek 0t build a narrow. game railroad from senaNrtt$ down to OYpre. mot HIB promises to bemme it ecupl ete lta abnd lp e htIe mads w ah Ie the oiltkiý, owing t bd redadJ In wntw, d os the neollt for the proled ralro,. A few days ago, tH. C. Drew's mill on Lake hr an s.k u ipped from the hands of an eh. ,and . trIkna g the lroenlar slab butt S.h d, with a fragment of the saw, Wo!, ster striking him senseless. An revieIedI a severe Contusion on his ht easmse him to e.pectorate blood freelyo aesei t o the carolid artery, and ow at sl h-eIMa d from which the blood The Iberli ..er Pienter mention the follow. i the ew sgar ptlantations in that sot tliltl;tat as, plantations that ire nIdh plaentedin aune, but will e.ar.. .i elet eeive Gade estate, on M l1 ds ` ic Mre the ade liros. are now fig m. dl the plantation of Mlesrs. i l near St. Martineville where a augst gIs In made for the ttrst time in ian ar old mil now being over. hauled by Ur, ,hn. i lottsi the old and power. ful Del uhesaye hlii leooved to the colored settlement on upper Isle Piunant Prairie, by Mr. A. D, lBayard, wbere he i eteclting it simp'y as a manuafaclurer, the small planters of the neigh. borhood guaranteing to deliver several hundred acres of cane at the mill Vith the nOeesaary fuel to boil It; and Mr. Vall'ere 1auterive, of Ianeise Pointe. who formerly ground his orop with his a neighbor, has added so mtsch to his acreage that he has found It necessary to erect a mill of hie own, which he Is now doing." Sugar culture is evidently spreadihg in the Attakapas. Mtlsiaitppt. Ja ers . Parker, of uasper county, is suggested by the Blrookhaven L~tedgse or Aulltor. An unusealt amount of grain corn, whet and oats, will be raised in the neighborhood of Win. ona. inov. ftone has ordered a special election to Ie held in Nonuobe county, on the fifth day of June, tofll the vacancy in the office of Oircuit Olerk, ooadlioned by the death of the old incumbent. Miss Cornelta U.hisolm die1 May 18, at 2 o'clock, from gangreone, which appeare In her wrist soun after she was wounded, and at. tacked her arm beforu medical assistance arrived. A young lady of Meridian, who went to DeKalb to aid in nursing her, imbibed poison in the blood threh a snmal punetture the forefinger and i o, sink. The young lady referred to les te b relative of Judge Chrslltlan, who a be ror several days In a very pre. cartlou condition. t'he has been quitelow, but sl thought to be improving, A few days since Vol, J. 8. Hamiltep, keeper of the Mississippl Penitentiary, received from Sheriff Anderson, of JesaluenL county, two bear oubs about the mise of Titl grown cate. The bot in which they were shipped Was addressed, "J. it. Hamilton, Mesilsel p Penitentiary, Jackson." Under the address, In elualy large letters, some unknown wit who 1e poeed upon the political sit uation, had written, "Packard and Ohamberlain going home." Acting upon the suggestion the cubs were upon their arrival neared after those distinguisbed leaders of the Louislana and South Carolina thieves. They atie as ,laylul as kittens and "happy as big sunflower,' unoonsious of the indignity thus placid upon them. Texan. It is believed the population of Young county has almost doubled in the past six months. Another rise of the Brasos and Navasota rivetd is reported to-day. iBlxy.five thousnAn six hundred and ten head of cattle have passed through hurt Worth this season, up to date, Trains now run on the Houaston and Western Narrow Gauge Bailroad to the new towa of Piat. terson, forty-live miles distant from Houston. Hon. Ii. H. Hill heas been Invited by the state ,air Association to deliver the annual address at dioneton the Ia ter part of this month. It is be lieved he will accept. IRecent discoveries have developed coal depos Its in several localitis ton liay county, and of a good bituminous character, and it is reported that coal oil is found at Queen's Peak, in Mon tague county. The Houston Agei failed to receive a correot re ply to its question "How many counties are there Lt Texas" from children, offers the Aye for one year to any member of the 15th Leglliatbre who will avswer the question correctly. T. B. Owens has been arrested at Gateeville for violation of the loeal optioa law. Iet sald Oomainehe Bitters by the botld. Mr. Owens I roposes to ountest the law in the courts on the gr and that it Is in oontraveaton of the Federal laWs. A movement is on foot to build a narrow gauge railway from San Antonio to the tllo Grande, ifor military purposes. It la stated also that the mill tary authorites of this department, as well as Gov. Hubbard and lion. Gustave kohlerchcr, are in favor of the project. A ten-year old boy, in Naeogdochss county by the name of Lawhorn, Is under arrest for stealing a horse from John Kingham in the western p,,r tion of the oounty, lie does not deny taking the horse, but says that he only intended to ride him to Dexter and then turn him loose. Jack Humphreys, wounded by highwaymen, near man Autonio, 1aturday week, is dead. One man, arrested on the 8Ith instant in the vicinity of the murder, proves to be Charles Brown, who escaped from jail in Nan Autonlo with Horner, the coman'uhe bank robber, who subsequently robbed the Eagle Pass stage, was captured and is now at Huntsville as a conviot. A Mrs. Collne, in Galveston, attempted to kindle a fire in her stove, on the 18th inst., but the wood being damp she could not get it to burn. Hoping to expedite ratters she took a can fuill of kerosene oil and began pouring it in the stove. The oil was ignited, the can exploded, and Mrs. Oolllns donned her angel plumage. Ariloles ior incorporating the New Orleans, Texas and PacIiO Bailroad were flied last Thnrs day in the hecretary of State's oflfe. The road proposed is from Austin to the juo'ion of the Vinrta branch with the Texas and Pacioi 450 miles. Five thusand five hundred sbares have been subsaribed, of $100 each. OCapt. Lee, commanding the post of Plort Griffin, Texas, with a party of forty soldiers and ten Toonkaway lodlans, aurprised a band of Co masches one hundred and fifty miles west of the p;ast of Griffin, on 'he 4th inst., killed four and captured six squaws, slx'y-niune horses, twelve l, .ges and a quantityb or suplies. On the 6th inst., he optuartd and burned three loteges and some supplies. Csualties--one negro sergeant kided. Fighting a Woman. At half-past 4 o'clock yesterday evenion Miss Mary Bennett rushed madly into the Oeatral btatlon and informed Sergeant Hyan that a man nemed John Ryan was in her house, No. 221 Dry. ades street, and was beating her mother most numeroifully. The Sergeant hastened to the scene, and found Ryan and Mrs. Bennett having it hot and heavy. He arrested both of the par ties and brought them to the Central Station, where Mrs. Bennett charged Ryan with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to-wit: a pistol, and also with threats to kill. As soon as Mrs. Bennett had finished mksing the charge against Byan, he reciprocated by charging her with cutting and wounding with intent to murder. Ryan on examination, was found to have been considerably worsted in the fight, as he was bleeding profusely from his head and right arm. He was taken to the Charity Hospital, where his wounds were dressed and pronounced not dangerous, after which he was brought back to the station and locked up. NAt half-past 7 o'clock Saturday night Carl Loet far, a little child aged four years, fell over the gallery at the residence of its parents, 43 Royal street, and fractured its skull. Dr. Formento was called in, who examined the unfortunate l'ttle one, and pronounced its injuries serious, though not necessarily fatal. The Singer is the only sewing machine un srupuloue men have ever attempted to imitate. Whatberpro wanted of its gpericriy ? Offioe, 91 Cana streot, CITY AFFAIRS. I.NTURPRIlm. wrratumnn and AdIendum on Stret. Raill remes. In an article of yesterday on street railroads a slip of the type left out the hundred thousand which should be added to the 188,000 which Mr iyawesi bid for the right of way for twenty years of the Uity Itallroad Company.' The bid war 11.i,000. It is, however, striotly true that a few weeks before the highest bid lffered for this right was $15,000, which nmoe near being ao e-pted, and was favored by every newspaper In the city but one, which so vlgorously opposed its reeptance an entirely inadequate that it was re. jeoted by the City Council by only one vote. The person who offered that bid never forgave the writer of the artiotlle opposelg its acceptance until years afterwards, when a prisoner In the Libby Prileo, in Itichlihnd, on trseptiiot of being a spy, the sead writer weea ebabled to intervene in lie behalf and procure his release. After the rejection of this bid, and when it wasee believed that the grant could be purchased for $25,000, or at leant s5n,00t, the preelsdent of the old-fashioned three-decker cars which ticed to lumber tp the track of the Carriliton tailroad, charging a dime for a trip as far as Jackson etr -et, atd stolPPttlg to change horsme and watter at the borse stationl was called into couunel by a gentleman who had greet confldenoe in hi. judgment, as to the policy of pOurchalig thli tight of way at $25,00(0. "Don't tachl it, If they >fifr you a bontle," wa the reply o tlhe worthy rprespentative of cld fashinon and ideas; ' t will break any man who pnte iis money in an esuch undertaking." But MIalweon, Pat Irwin, Winst and others were proof then agansr t all such old fogylsm, and contildently risked $185,000 in the purchase of the right of way and a half million ,1 dalitrs in the cost of construction of a road, which in two years yiilded the largest profit cf any similar nlvestment ever made in New Orleans,. T.lH 6U1N CILUn MATCiN, The Prize, a ilvrer Pftcher. Won by Paul ithauldt-4Jilae Inlls versus Plgeels. Why Glass fals were Introduced-The Way They are Peppered at by the Hialglts of the Trigger. Quite a number of the members of the New Orleans 2un Omb met at the Crescent City hille Park yesterday, for the purpose of engaging in a match at glass balls for an elegant silver water pitcher and stand, and at the grounds there was also present quite a number of spectators. As the glass ball shooting 15 soi'U lueta ee w In this vicinity, a brief explanstin will no doubt be interesting as a preface to yesterday's contest. The glass balls are used as a subs itute for pigeons thrown from spring traps at which the shooter fires while in the air, and are almost a norssilty in this section owing to the difloulty in securing pigeons. The balls are of deep blue colored glass, and about two and one half Inches in diameter. These are placed singly in a cnp made to fit, the cup being fastened securely to the end of a powerful spring which Is set and fastened by a catch, there being attached to the latter a rope which when pulled suddenly loosens the catch and the spring being relievedi throws the ball with great velocity a distance of thirty yards from the spring, the ball reaobhing grad ually an elevation of TWiENTY FvVE Oil TIIlnTY EgET before the descent commnces, and must be shot at before touching the ground, eacr hall struck scoring one, the same as pigeon forlthe shooter, who stands at the score the usual distance from the trap, the rules governing the p satlions of the gnn in pigeon matches being also enforced in the glass bail matches. The Introduction of the glass balls is, perhaps. as much due to Bergh, the "Cruelty to AnImal" celebrity, as any one e!se, as he made such a war upon Tit sn,AlUtorTn or VltOrONS by Bogardus, and other professionals in the East, that iogardus finally conceived the Idea of uslrg glass balls as a substitute, and obtained a patent on April 10th, this year, for the balls now in use. In setting the trap or spring, In shooting matches with these balls, the direction is changed during the match, to order that the shooter may have an opportunity of tiring at balls thrown in three directions, Inst ad of firing at them as they are thrown fritm him in almost a direct line. The tlr4 position, then, of the spring in the match throws the balls in a line FIOM TIIE SHOOTER, and after the entire list of contestants have fired at acertainu umber of balls, the trap is changed so that the balls are thrown to the right, and it is then changed again to throw them to the left. With this explanation the sport-lovlng readers of the Dx.olottAT will be able t, judge of the accuracy of the aim of the marksmen and their dexterity in IIANDLtNO TIE itTgN. Prior to the commencement of the regular match for the silver pitcher some of the mem bore of the olub thought "to get their hands in " as it were, by a little practice shooting, aid made a side match at ten balls, stralghbt from the shooter, for a floe meerschaum pipe, which Mr, Pifaut won by breaking seven to five for Messrs. Turner and Babbitt, four for Messrs. George and Adam and two each for Messrs. Buckley and Frey. TnH r1TOnEnI MATOh was then closed with tleven entries, the first five balls shot at being straight, the second five to the left and the last five to the right. 'lhe fol. lowing is the list of entries and the score made by each: N.w OaLEANS GIIN CLUn.--Frst competitive glass ball match. Fifteen glass balls, eighteen yards rise. Blackshire...... 01111 11111 10111-13. 0toscoc........00111 11110 11000-9. I'iffut......... . 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10101- 6. DaPonte........1 0 0 1 0 1 1 01 1 1 1 1 10--10. Cornieu........ 01100 0i0011 10111--8. Enight....1..... 010 01111 11111-11. Goodwin........ 01101 00101 10001-7. Adam.......... 10011 11111 o101O-10. (haudet........11111 11111 11110-14. Multtan.........11111 10111 10001-11. Buckley.......... 10111 00000 01000- 5. Mr. Chandet having made the largest score was declared the victor, and THE LEATHER MEDAL was donated to the gentleman having the largest score f goose eggs (0) as being at the head of the missers. A sweepstakes match was then made, there be. ing two prizes at five balls each, to the tight, in -hich Messrs. Blackshire and DaPonte tied, breaking five each; Messrs. Muttan and Ohaudet tied at four each, and Messrs. Roscoe, Buckley, Cousin and Knight broke but two and meised three each. In shooting off their tie at twenty. one yards and five balls each, Mr. DaPonte made a clean score, and Mr. Blackehire m-seed the first and broke the other four balls which left Mr. DA PONTE THE TICTOR, In the shoot off between Messrs. Mattan and Chaudet for the second prize, the distanoewas increased three yards and the former won, mak ing a clean soore, while the latter missed his first and third, and broke the other three. This was something novel in its way. Each gentleman ir stead of holding the butt of the gun under the elbow, as is cusntomary, dropped the butt to the ground, raising it to fire only after the word to spring the trap had been given and the ball was speeding along in the air, which, of course made it all the more difcnh to bit them, as the shooter at the ce cannot peoibly raise the butt of the gan from the pound to the shoulder and get a I might on the dynlg ball in less than fie seconds from the time he gives the commandt, "Poll." Taking into eonamderation the feet that yester. day was the SUCOND ATT.vM1r AT OLAK sAIL8Lt by the majority of the members contesting the scores made were good, and It should be sated laso that those soer*n the largest number of "goose egsp" had ano before emptied the con tents of their brteeh.loar er at oardne' ptent. The etlb iI makin earrangemeuC now to have shipped to the oty ilve hundred pigeone, to be used It the trap latlh for the Oreener pon, and expest them to trtive by the Iet of the week, when due notice of the date of the match will be given through the columns of the DaioeoAT. TIlE LOG WAR, iUnitedl gtates Troops to the Utesne-The Logrmn Will Plllht. According to a statement made by the United Itates Marshal to a UlwontiA reporter last night, the UAiAJANMiit Lou WAA hus not been definitely settled yet, nor Is it by any means certain that the Marshal's posse will visit the piny region. it is understood that a company of troops will be sent to Lake Uibarles, buh whether the troops will asilet in healing out logs from each bayou or lagoon leading into the lake Is yet tobe seen. The Marshal last evening intimated that the posse might go yet, and as the revenue cutter Dix is now at H,,t' lake end at anchor, It may be possible that she will be used as a means of conveyance for either the troops or the posse, A rumor was ourr-at yesterday that the two companies of colored oavalry, who camne t. tih city on the steamer Grand republic, were to be ttued in PtTTllo DoNw THIe LoM.MnN, but that laeks conmfrmatin., Two or three parties repreeruting the logmen, are in the city, watching the nonvenm nes of the United 8tates authorities and keep their friends advised, and from the statement made vesterday by one of them it seems that they are determined not to give up wilhout a fight. IiwO. IT MeIAN WARI ? The Mlea alls .l( ns Oatherlnw on the Horieon. There were a cumber of startling rumors cur. rent last evening relative to a prospective rnpture between our government and that of Mexico These rumors indicated some private telegram had been received here from Washington, show ing that uch an event was more than probable, and that a climax would be reached within the next few days. The steamship Oity of Mexico, which was to have left for Vera Orca yesterday morning at R o'olock, was by orders detained, and will not de part before spciali telegrams are received from the tatte Department. This looke very nys terious and foreshadows a m',ement. The (tity of Mticon was advertised to leave pt the abtove hour, but frm advioee remained over. In keenin.g with the above news, several Federal artlilery officers have received iuquiries as to whether they would uccept the command of bat teries, and it is rumored reeruiting will be com menced soon. That there Is something in the wind is evident, but how much it amounts to cannot be said. The reonut demonstrations on the Rio Orande and the action of Gen. Sherman, weald seem to point towards sn opening of hoitltles. The denouement will be awaited with impas tienoo, IVIIIXNCH AND VitI|TIIEI;. A (loek, a Bell, a Hox of (halk, ita Re port and a Letter. At a late hour Saturday night, a negro named Clslorno Tbhd wrs arrested by Officer Carey, at the corner of Girod and Church streets, for having in his possession a clock, a bell and a box of chalk. The negro wma brought to the Central station, and when searched a school report, made out in the name of Miss Hattle Fox. of the Itampart street school, was ionud in his possession. This induced the police to bel'ere that the negro had robbed the Itampart street school and the box of chalk was his reward. The following letter was also found in bhl posseesion: BAt ST. Lotus, April h0, 1877. Messrs. Schmidt & Ziegler: I found in the New Orleans Tiw.es yesterday that to-day is the last day for paying taxes with out cost, and as it is impossible for me to come down to-day, I wish you would be so kind as to pay them for me and I will be in town In a week and settle with you. By doing this you will obllig very much. Yours. respectfully, N. I'LAIZE. "Pay it for him." The foregoing letter is published as it may throw some light upon Thides rascalities. TIlE VOLUKrFrIT. An Immense Catherinur in Attendance at the Falr (rounds. It is now many years since the German reel dents of our city gave their first Volkefemt at the Fair Grounds, and those who originated the idea have good cause for gratulation. In the long series there has nrt been a single one that has not been a great success, nor has there been one the close of which was not a source of regret to the many partlcipants. That given yesterday was for the benefit of the German Protestant Orphan Asylum, and our German fellow-citizens, with commendable alacrity, both in donations and their personal servicee, responded to the call. As early as 8 o'clock, notwithstanding the omi. nous sky overhead, the cars thither were crowded. and after the shower had passed over, later hun dreds, in oarriages, private teams and street cars, took up the line of march. The grounds were most tastefully decorated with the flags of all nations, but conspleonus was that of Germany. On either side of the mall, or pathway leading to the urn.m brageous oaks, were built booths for the enter tainment ot guests, and on the extre me right was laid off a plat where the games of the day were to be enjoyed. The whole was well arranged and showed con miderable pains on the part of the various com mittees. After the grounds had bec'me crowded. Chbsa F. Buck, E'q., in the German language, and Geo. H. Braughn, Esq., in English, formally opened the feet in appropriate addresses that were very effective. After the opening the day's sports were com menced, and sack races, running races, for both boys and girls, followed and were highly enjoyed by the bystandre, whose risibles were consider ably moved by the ludicrous scenes. At 5 o'clock, THE CHALLENGE TROTTING RACE took place betwoe n Hugo Redwits a Sam Thorn, and thawban's Henry Hamilton, for mile heats, the latter driven by Johqny Hawkins. Shawhan's entry, under the guidance of that skillful whip, Hawkins, out-footed his competitor, and won both heats easily. A pony race for boys followed, in which the son of Mr. Redwitz came off the victor. The tournament was next on the programme, and several cavaliers entered the lists to show their proficiency ON HORSEBACK WITH THE SWORD and lance. The public had by this time com pletely filled the grand stand, and there were not less than 5000 people present. After the athletic games had ended there was an adjournment to the halls and platform set apart for dancing, and up to a late bour the "dancers dancing in tone" to the enchanting musio of Strauas and Yan Weber made a pleasant plotare of the close of the day's ettertatument. The Volkefeet onmtinne to-day, and - s the grand lottery will be drawn this afternoon a hronag may be epe0tted. MOW15 1IN TUN WILL. chiltsen tleomaIs le s lteide. At I o'olook Stunday evelpng Mrs. August. Malhen, aged 51 years, a native of Germany, was found dead in a wall in the rear of her premises at the corner of At. Deals and Valmont streets. A D)aootAT reporter hastened to the scene of the tragedy and gleaned the following partti oulsrs from some of the neighbore: They say that on Thursday last the deceased eane to their honuse and bid them all good-bye, sayilg that Msit WAS T1iMe OF LMrt, having nothing to live for, and was going to drown herself. Fearing that Mrs. Mahun met wha she osaid, they kept a vigilant walch over h'r all Thursday evening until Ifridav morning, sad during this time, as she had made no attempt to earry her threat into execution, they paid no more attention to her. At 0 o'clock Friday evening she dis.peared, and, notwitbetawnling the neighbors made dill, gent search f,r her up to Muuday evening her whereabouts ws uen..own. On last vening at the houar above stated one of the neighbors remarked: "It sl very traonge that Mrs. Bfaien's wieresibouts are unknown; tave they enaruoed the well into the rear of the yard? You kiow sate said that snit WAN (OO11i To DItOowN ithlebLt." This conversation between two of the neighbors cansed the well to be searched, sad to the horror of the crowd of lpeortnre the hinotken remains of the unfortunate woman were fountd at the bot tom. When the reporter entered the room where the cotpse lay everything wasee a nest and elan as a new pin, and he was informed that the deoeased had lived there, soliltary and suone, for years. That she was a widow, and bad several obil. dren, but that they had cruelly deseted her. ' he reporter was more fully impressed with this remark when he disaovered that the only poet sons slttlnog up with the corp.e were two boys and a polloemane that her heartless ehildren hbo declined to remain with their mother, iViNi A.7tClt DIIAIt MAD rtLAIMatl tgrt. The neighbore say that Mrs. Maben was a good mother and a hard working and Itaduerious woms.' that the only cause which could have Induced her to sacrltfloe herself was the eruel desertion of her ohildren; that she longed to live so long as one of her children remained with her; ut a few months a go her last child left her, and it set her crazy. ohe stood the torture DAY Bt DAY, hoping that the sickle, death, would mow her down, but as her hopes proved fruitless she took her fate in her own hands and leaped into the well In the rear of her yard on Friday evening, where she remained until last evening, as above statd. The coroner held an inquest, and the jury re turned a verdict of sutlide by trowning, after which be kook an invent,,ry or her property, and found that the house and lot where she had lately lived was her own and aslo found $450 to her armoir, which she had saved out of her hard earnings. ATTEWV AT UEtCIDH1E.. A Maller Neeks the Watery loement for Cosafort sang Oblivlon, At hall-past 6 o'olock HMnday morning Pierre Bonohes, an tlnbappy tar, having lost his em p'oyment, made up his mind to try the other workld. So he repaired to the New Basin, at the interst otion of Franklin street, and after laying the followlng letter on the bank leaped into the canal: Being well declded and resolved upon living no more under such conditious, not only the sor tows that I exprience Inateriorly frrm my family, but again, that I could have managed to bear up agalant, it being impossible for me to oommni itatte with her. You sir, force me to do this In showing mnc all the dfllfnulties that I must experienco in or!er to gain an hon est livelihood. My only resource was to itvewith you. Ti-)day, that you are on the point of disehargilg me, when I have neither clothing nor morney, where do you want me to go? It Is the only resource that you refnse me. I em thlerefore well resolves,and you only will bear the guilt of my painful and unfortunate determi. naliou. Sir, permit me now to speak openly to oun. I bihltve that after I have sacrifloed my life to you I am entitled to do so. Two sailors of the schoornr Pela, who saw the man take the leap, took a skiff and rescued him. liouchey, when brought to the shore, was in an nncons.eous condition. Ho was attended by Dr. Beard, who attributed the unconsecousness to whisky. After having been examined by the phys!olan he wa. conveyed to the Charity Hospital. A Novel Yaeht. Quite a novelty in the way of a yacht appeared yesterday at Hoyt's Lake End, In the Geminal, which, as rumor says, carle from some point along the Gulf coast. The boat, or pair of bolts, as it actually is, measures about twenty-five feet in length and has a deck fifteen feet in width, and is built over two boat or 3acht hu In, each of which is about four feet in width, leaving AN OPEN FPACE between the two, uud'r the deck, of seven feet, the hull portion resembling much the tee yaohts of the North, those that are placed on skates in the Northern rivers. The canvas .r sails, which provides this craft with motive power, are enormouns, and measure hundreds of yards both in the mainsail and the two jibs, and they as well as the boat proper are eymetrical in the extreme. On the deck is located a cabin that will aeom modate fifteen or twenty persons, the entire ar rangements being as pet feet in form as is the StAPt AND SLTYL of the boat. When sthe came into the bayou yesterday it seemed that she had been leaking somewhat in one of the hulls, and after an hour's pumping she was brought no to the bridge, where she was examined br hundreds of persons who were at the Lake End. The Workhouse Committee. The committee appointed by the City Council, which consiated of Administrators Denis, Ed wards and Diamond, visited the Workhouse and tiouphouse yesterday, anul made a thorough ex smination of both institutions. After Roing through the building they questioned each em ploye separately regarding the charges set forth in the report of the grand jury. The committee is now preparing a report which will be submitted to the City Council on Tuesday. Brevitles. The mild eye of the family physician lights up now that the picnic season is here4 The Marshal frowns now when book agents want to leave him a catalog to inspect. A barber shop in Commercial Alley has come down to ten cents a shave. No cigars or chromos thrown in. The Paragraphiste' Asociation of America pro pose to erect a mausoleum. It was understood that they had organized for a benevolent purpose. The controversy about the railroad tax is a poser to manoy people who may be heard any day to say that they don't know how to vote on the question. The Seaside Hotel, at Bay St. Louis is to be opened on the first of June by Mr. A . . Fisher. .he hotel has heretofore been only partally thrown open to the public. The Crescent City Bide Club will, on Wedaes day, at 3 p. m., commenoe woek hr se a u State futob, at wbeh there will doubtless be numffots bulls-eyee made. The w to lument given reoently by the Con. traband Obdhidren at the Varieties Thkeatr, fln' the benefit a the ot.Manr'eotbh u hays' au y.uui netted the handsome sum of 116A. t lih said that oed of the hboeblsele on IL Obhrlautreert raks it from mixty to ovetdlnda lare a meonth, tears are entertabined tbi ti apolib uti brek unep the newspaper re. The QCommowealth Comenato, lal om ed o the Academy of M aeo troupe, whe i net loe any money by their seatrprlts Oonly mmeae to kee their .b.i.dil wr ti, Some ofd membere never drink the stuff sybow, lnestitionM at the Charity fleptai mm to Indicate that e lv l thousoad dollar meoao me.ured by the Radl.el admnlostrsator for that n stitution wee need effletively lIn aLpreeatig he value befotare the purMabe was m . Pather G. A. MaBtnoit, Paltor of the ItalIh astholln Ohureh on Rampart stred, sonounsee In th Morning ,tr that he will hemefortlh ofMol. groat at the funerals of those of bhl pu lehionors whose families are really ppor. The various resorse about the ity were Im. meneely thronged yesterday, the trains and otler means of conveyauome being rowded dfurng th after.,on with those g.dng to the reMorts to get i breath of fresh air, An exoursin party of about filly ladle and gentlemen from Missouri and Illinois are now aM the it, Ohstles Hotel, haviug tome here on the steamer Orand itepublio, and will remai unt l that boat returne t, it, Louse. lHe purchuaed three new maps of the seat of war and when, after an hour'e lursn tion of them, he was olled to dinuer but failed to respond they found him lying on Ihe. floor and all he cooi say was ''uakosmom Kale Widdlt Ardshan, and they took the soupe silOene." The City latrveyor, In eomplianoe with the re quist of Admlnistrator Cvanmso, Is preparing some elegant dealags for the buildings to be ereted a he New lahe od, inside of the pro teotion lsvee. Of course, these buildings are ln. tended sampl' as patterns for private enterprise, and the itt y l nothing more to do. it lis proposed by some ae.detetives to organ. ile a bureau of (Commereial Detectlives l nd pendently of the regulM pollse forec, and ulOh se ssite it all large Amerioan altles. The pro. IJeo, .lthough it le thought to bo o advisable oe by OChief Boylan, seems to meet with lmpedri monte in some other quarter. The residents of Cldborne street, below ~g. plinade, eomelain of the bad odor assed by the aerduaton of the r in the dratae gea. By attring the canal sorseIsp lanade street the flushing waters of all the city frout between t. planade and tat. Peter estrte, will &s sWy wIlt the nnplesenatnese by cresting a oarrent Ol the aenal. Rhort Items. At half-poet 11 o'clock faturdlv night a rie wee discovered to the house No. 4 Maouth MarU ket street, ocoupied by Mrs. Uirilche Before the flnmes were extinguaIehd by the oMoer and intmates the fre had destroyed one mosqito bar, one side of an armoir and 20 in currency. Briny Wood a thief, was looked up in the See" and Precinct bteaton, charged with being drank' disturbing the peace and also obirged with be ing a dagerous amd suspietious character, have og no viethle means of support, dangeroe to the communit , and liable to commlt a breach of the peace t11 allwod to roam at large. At 6 o'olock lset evening s aon of Mr. ganey, aged 6 years, fell from the gAllery of his pareat residence, No. 121 Toulouse street, and was dan gerously injured. The Mallread Tax, New OuLass, Iay 90, 1877. Elditor Dnemnrat - In reacdin over yaor paper this urullr g I indt the procetinag of the inet Ir gs of the Bulletin uards and property holders in columns nearly opposite, and the views of each patty disenrsed. I coincide with the reso. lations adoptt d by the Bulletit Guar'e in favor of the ralroald, Dr. Tebuslt, in his resolations tries to i lod the eyes of the work ng mra an mehobnlo, for he says should the railroad tax tb carried it will work the greatest injory to the working elsses, for reats will become bler. food, clothing sad other neeessariee of life wil rise in pricef while the laborer's wages will fall in value and w1k will be more difficult to t. Now, Mr. E'llor I would like to ask the a question. Does e know the sit.aion of the working man to-day? Prom the reeolstione be offered laest night, I should say be doee nt. As for rents being raised by the property holder, we are scarcely aMle to pay any rent for there is no work at pres. ent, and although clothing and other thingse ar very cheap at prsent, they are very dear to s that have no work or motbey to ery. Whereas, i the railroad tax Is carried, the company will be able to employ a great many of us, and give us the means to pay our routse nd spport our Isfamilier. The Doctor shouald tell the working mas that when this road Is dniobed it will bring Into this market at least 180 000 more bales of cotton besides the grain eas other produce; that it will regain all the trade that we have lost, and which is now going to tt. Louis and other cities. Now workiogmen, does not * very bale of cotton tha comes here give some of as employment? Dose not the money we earn go to the grocery sad back to the property holder; for does he not get his rent regularly when you have plenty of work, and is it not out of your rant he pays his taxes? The doctor need not tell as that our wages will be reduneed, for we lil know that labor wllS command ats value according to the demand and that if there is plenty of capital in elrcufaton sad railroads are built and improvements going on i man mill get the fail value of his labor; but that unless the eapital is invested there will b little demand for labor. How munh property is owned in this city by foreign residents, nd how much do they give to the support of the poor people of tbh olty? Nothing. But they draw their rents and speed it in a foreign country, and I believe tey ouglht to be made to pay something for the advonement of the prosperity of the city. I am a workig man and have resided in this city for the lek thirty ears, and I have not seen work as searee au it has been these lest six months. I hope therefore, that every workingman thatis. a te zsn will, on the twenty-fifth, go to the polls sa oast hi vote in lavorof the raSrkd. By so dolag he will do all in his power for he redemption oe his State, and to open up the country that the "iron horse" may csrry cotton and grain from the State of 'eue sand bring it to thismarket, in stead of letting it go to Br Louis and other ities. IBespeotfully, A MCnsAxrc AnD WoaxntoxAr. HALE vS. BLAINiJ. A Breadh in the Malae Delegatton on Supi porting Mayes. [N. Y. World.] Wataxjmorox, May 16.-There is no longer any doubt of the break up in the Maine delegatlos. I he breach has been widening since March, when the quarrel arose over ex-tecretary elorril'e ap. pointment as Collecir of Portland. Mr. Eugene ·qle, who has been the Pidus Achates of Blaie for so many yeers, now sets up for nmwleslf sad does not propos to walk in the shadow of hia Senator any longer. Since his arrival here last week Hale has stated on several occasions that he thoroughly anproved of the course which the Administration had pursued, and ehilbitted coa. siderable tadepene eas in making this statemenlt, as much as to my Mr. Blaine might aske the most of it. He met Blaine on Monday fai tl fret time since Congress adjourned, and it is re ported that there were some very hot wrds over the situation, for two who have been seab lose political and personal friends for so may ears. Gold ospanlas.. The nger is acknowledged by all to be t best sewing-machine In thei market. Mlver soapita