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OUR WASIHINOTON LETTER.
The Matr se aston 0el 6enltes--The Re.n mane Why MaLes Peetrsred It-The nntretol that Mtay' Oppmtentt mave of the Peteral Iatrsalle. [lpeelni orrespondenes N. 0. Demtoe t.] WAanuretoa, , Jne 4, 117t. Today was the date originlly eat Ib the meeting of Congress, and It is the di n? Wleh Congrems should have convened In latre seeto. It Ia, so tr as I ean ascertain, alMeIt unlversally eomeeded that Mr. Hyer made s mplportat lale tabs In postponing the ail toOetober; a lule. take, too, which, unhke the aletaks he made by delaying action in Lolueliaa, will hardly be eoti t irenmetanees M that was. I have bHit is ehrrespendmaeem at bfth the tea Which l pehi Mt. Maleya to poetpene II sesL o. m thbsy were based entirely l we of pelitlies epedleney and net u3IMh well Igroaded theory as to the general peblie welftre, eaoept In so far as the two we'e Masedtted. It is by this tine generally known that Mr. Mayes postponed the extra sealed beaies he dselted to state of the warfare upon his U8wthert polley, whleh he be lheved the esttrelete of hle party Ilaended to open a seoon as Congress was organised; because hi faith nla the ostlee of hib policy led him to think that time would strengthen it, and that it would thea be better able to endure assault In Oetober than on lane; also because he wished to leave the Ohio campaegn to be fought out on the slump In that iaotm, and not in the balls of Con. gross; because he feared an attempt would be made by the Oongreelenal sympathisers with the (reenbaehere of Ohio to revive the lesue of the Bill Allen eampalign, and thus disturb the financial epndlton of the country. These were the chief eIbee. 'rFH o0IO tLROTION, The only one of them which seems to have any plausibility whatever is the first one. As to the situation in Ohio and its relations to the financial condition of the country, it is difficult to believe that so fati-minded a man as Hayes notedly is could have been moved by such a eonslderation, and I should not believe it were not my authority unquestionable. But this interesting question is now beginaing to present itself and is being taken up for di-. ouasion generally. Will the objects eof the postponement be real. ed d? in naewering this inquiry, let us divide the subject into two parts: lrst, with respect to the OnUthern question, and semod, respeting the Ohio campaign and the flnancial Iesne. Tue ATTAOK ON n Arl' souTnana POtuim. I think it perlotly safe to say that the men who would haew attahed the bouthern policy in June will without easeption attackh t in October. And I must farther express my belief that it will be as vulnerable in October as it would have been in Jans, or, to Indicate my feelings more accurately, I hould say as invulnerable in June as it can possibly be in October. The whole difficulty under which Mr. Hayes laboreis his desire to be able to get loang with. out absolutely depending upon the Demoeratio organisation in either house of Congress for sup port. He hopes, not tO see new parties formed, but to so recast the Republican party that its organisation in the new Congress will be aidequat to the support of his Administration. To this end--to avoid dependence upon theDemooratic party, and to get the epubloean party in such shape that he can depend upon It--.ayee is neing all the diplomacy of his nature, all the patronage in his gift, and all the resourese of every nature, at hie command. His strongest aversion is to the fite of Andrew Johnson; his dearest hope is that, in adopting his new po i. eles, he. may carry the RepubliLan party with him, and plume the old organisatlon with his new reforms for new conqusets. Nobody, who is just and reasonable, will say that this Is not a high purpose. The politletn who honestly tries to combine devotion to party with fealty to the best and broadest interests of the country, is vastly more deserving of the title of statesman than all the Utopian schemers and intriguers who are perpetually engaged in Qasxotio etorts to disband the old partles and in OGllivrtan travels in search of new one. Bot when we survey the condition of the Republican party; when we ex. amine its etisting orgaeins.tion; when we sepa rate its rvariou constituent elements, and see the proportion which each bere to the other, we cannot eoape the crnolusion that Mr. Hayes is not carrying his party with him. He is indeed carrying with him a large and inflential public sentiment; he is enlisting the good will of good men and honorable soals everywhere, but the RIepublian party a an organlsation; as mar shalled in the Grand Army of the Republic; as led by Blaine, Butle, Wade Taft, Morton, the Camerone, Logan, idmands, and their com peers; as represented by the New York 7 imes, the MntrO-Oem, ad that class of organs; and finally as spiritually guided by the North Methodist Church; this Republican party as not going with rayes, but hangs and drags nl its old ruts of hate, greed, mendacity and every other ooneaiv. able corrupt'on and villainy of its career u a party-rate which It has worn so deep that it never cnn get out of them as a Republican party. et me call your attention to a fact whioh eame to have escaped the notice of all commentators upon corrept polities thus far: The opposition to Mr. Hayes in the Republican Is invariably strongest and most pronounced in these 8tatee where the supremacy of the party is most over. whlming; while in closely balanced tates it is quiet and undemonetrative, and in 8tates here the Bepublican party is in a helples minority, it Ands no voe atal, and give no sign of ist sace. This fat cannot be without salgniflanse. It means that just in proportion as the Bepub loan party feels a sense of power, it is nclined to resent the slap in the fae rwhich Haye has given to its old tme management. FaDU.AL PAThOIAOL Now, so fr as he has disposed of the patron. ago In his gift, Mr. Hayes has made Ibur appoint ments upon the reoommeadation of avowed oppo. nests of his poliey for every one that he has made at the instance of men who support him. Blaine is, to-day, more inumential at the White Hoase, in regard to patronage, than any other man outside the (abinet; and next to Blaine is Morton, in point of personal influence. OoVkling, by odds the most respectable gentleman and inainitely the ablest statesman in the Republican party, North, South, East or West, and who might and would have been to Hayes a tower of strength in the Senate, has been fiolishly acrifioed to a whim of Schurs, and the Administration has declared war on him n hpre of Fenton. Now, Featon is one of the nioset men in the world. He is the smoothest, sleekest, cI4t, most persuasive man. He has flattered Sebeur'e vanity and in turn Sohaur has persuaded the Administration to tear Oonkling down In New York in order to build Fenton up. This is an enormous mistake. It is just such a mistake as the President wi:l make every time be bends from his own olear sense of right and expediency to humor the distempered whims of the Flying Dutchman. aLAnL'8 rcoArrTITUDL Well, every courtesy shown to BlaJlels wasted, beease Blaine belongs to that breed of eaee wbioh will bite the haBd that ha fed them. While all ueetasee that may be rendered to enton II were thea l both b ebh besuse it to ltn. ished upon a ame who l powerless, atd for that it allenaee one who ie potent. Thus We we thait tee il aetually setr.tlhe lug the oppaoiton to hib Admaletreilstt 1 the -lepublese ptty by the very msans which he IL eIepleyleg to abth it. And the prospeet l thbe he will rntione to strengthen it from now natll Oonmges mee ars whereas, had Oengress met li J*ae, the ulae would have been preelpitated, sad Mr. Retes would hae dlsmovered at th: early whet he cannot now And out until lete- Itht is to my, he would have foumd out the etrength and posltion of the enemy on the one head, and the power and dlepositlon of hie allies on the other. Then he could have given defiite d.reedtio to hie polley in all respectsl, But, a II le,he gropes along l te dark, beset by lisn, eneake and knaves on the one side and holding out no beokoning hred to honest men on the other. It is dilloual, after seuch a ervey of the eltuatiol, to believe that the men means well and Is gelded by the very beet and purest impalses, Bel eush sl, nevertheless, the otact, . Hayes began his admitantration on a system which nothing short of the courage of Andrew Jlakeon could here perfeoted in preo. tice; ahd while in occasional lsolated instances he has dieplayed courage and will-foree, it n.et be ield that theme displays have been the eteep lion while besitanoy and indecislon or ill-deolelon have been the rule. HATAe' riltnTIO QUAhrTInS. Mr. iayes Is one of those quiet, peace-loving men whose courage Is passive, but who, when once roused, are capable of herolem. He needs nothing but a sharp, hard fight to bring him out and make his administration a nuenoee. He Is like the Iradilonal "slow fighter" of Pioehe. You remember the sheodote. The "'ow fighter" was a tall, rawboned specimen of the Pike county breed, and when he arrived in the mining camp the boys began to have fun with him-to "mill him," as they call it in the prloance of the mines. He stood it for a long time with petfeot equa. nimity, until finally one of the party dared him out of doore to fight. He went. When they got all ready and equared off, Pike COonty stretched out his long neck sad presented the tip of his big nose tempt ingly close to his tormentor: "I'm a little slow," he said, "and oen't fight unless I'm well riled; just peste me one---a good 'an-right on the end of that emeller I" His request was complied with. "That wease a good 'on," he seld, calmly, "but I don't feel quite riled ylt"-(turning the side of his head to the adversary)--"please shug me another lively one under the ear I " The astonished adversary again compiled, whereupon Pike County, remarking that he wee "not quite as well riled as he weald like to be, but would do the beet he could," sailed Into the crowd, and for the next ten days the "boys" wereo engaged in mending broken jaws, repairing damaged eyes and tenderly resurrecting smashed noses. Mr. Hayes will fight. But he is "slow." He requires to be "pasted one in the nose," and then to be "chugged a good one under the ear" before he gete "wed riled." Just now the boys are "mill ion" him. And they will continue to mill him to the great ecandal of his good name and to the infinite disadvantage of the country until hib sluggish blood sets upaed he resolves to accept the teens they offer. When he does this the paltry herd won't last ten minutes. But he can depend upon it, that so long as he will endure they will infliot. He cannot onciliate them, because they do hot know what gratitude manes. They be long to that cowardly breed of curs which can only be dlsolp!lned by kick and cudgel, and upon whom all klndnese is lost. It is a pity to see so good a man as Hayes wasting so much kindness upon sauch reptiles. A. O. B. OLD Bi'rT 60ooD. OLED UIT 6000. A Pertnent questlion Whtih Was Asked eBae Uefbre. Fags 48, GardnerPhelps-Oookburn report as experts to investigate the books and asecounts of the Auditor, containe the following testimony given by Mr. Ohma. Olinton : Q. We And that the first coupons of the twelve bonds out of the eighty-three representing 8188,000 warrants funded from J. H. Oglesby, Ohs'. W. Lowell, 0. 0. Denham and other., were collected byou. Were and are these binds your property ? A. Yes, they were my property at the time I oollected the first coapons; they are not now. AT LANT. Ex-Asluitant Atterney General Dibble Ar rested for Embez.lement. This morning, on luformation filed in the Sn. perior Criminal nourt, H. U. Dibble was arrested by deputy sheriffs and carried before Judge Whitaker. The information charges that H. 0. Dibble, in the years 1870 and 1871, being then and there a publio oicer, to wit : Assistant Attorney General of the State of Louisiana, and as such authorised to collect and receive for the State of Louisiana the delinquent or overdue taxes due and owing to said state, did in the exerclve of hies foe collect and take into his posseslon for the years 1870 and 1871 to the amount of $12,825, wbich money was collected for public purposes, and that he did fraudulentcy embeaule the same. Dibble was arraigned and gave bond in the sum of $7500 for his appearanoe, Mr. Duncan F. Kenner signing nas urety. CU$RTOlMoHOUITqIU NOTlas. The Custom-House was rather dull on Friday morning, and for once the attendance of ex-Me tropolitans was rather slim, the colored followers of Stamps and his crowd having withdrawn for the ,time being to see how much of a black eye the President will give them. The Collector has addressed a letter to the Cotton Exchange and Chamber of Commerce, solleting suggestions to the Investigating om-. mittee in the matter of exports and imports, and will request that such be made to the committee. The heads of the building laugh at the Asso ciated Press dispatches from Washington, an ticipating changes, and claim to know how "those" infbrmation is got thr.ough. Some of them say that, after visiting Morton, Kellogg will go straight to Washington. The Singer is the only sewing machine un. scrupulous men have ever at emoted to imitate. What better proof is wanted of its superiority ? Offoe, 91 Canal street. Grand gala soiree at the ladies' ere champe're, Carrollton Garden., this evening, by the mem bars of the Contraband Children. Novice To T LrrXPAYs. - Ptrtiea having any tax matters to settle would do well to call on W. H. Barnett. broker, No. s3 st. Charles street. opposite th+ St. Charles H el, who makes a specialty In this lin,. a td can furnikh all necessary in f.rmation. and m k- large savings to them Mr B. has b'ughtfeom firat hands. over counter, a I Lrgo amounr of all the necessary srlp and wa-rants t settle all kinds of taxes of vario ,s vears. very ch -apt and con sequently fsenabld to make large discount in setting sam., ,r will sell necessary acrip to set tle same very chaao. The Singer is acknowledged by all to be the best sewing-machine in the market. Silver Boapina. CITY AFFAIS. NUNICtPAL MAITTIUM. PimreaWts if eonls-e-otiec to Dellnquent Takp fers-Thfe ew Politte Api lntees. The Admalintrktor of Plnaee advertiee for proposal. fr the purehtae of $100,000 premlum beade, to be opened on the 15th inst., at boon, in the Mayor's Dase. Col. Delis sleo preparing the lit of delin. quent taxpayers, which will be completed about the last deay of this month. Metawhile delln quents cea avail themselves of the opportnalty of settling without inetstring the coats of court mad publcatlion and sherl's fees. Trnn Saw PoLIO Arromnarmts. The lbllowlng is the list of sapernamarles pro. meted toreglatr patrolmen: Pot premotion to eaidt of regular patrol. men: First Preeinet James rallets. Thtir Pre elnet-J. D. Carroll, J. Murphybr Foth Pro. oioet-P. Tools. Iuburban-Jaee Beger. For promotion, eocordin ,to late oldinae of lnorease: First Preeinet-Wm. Bateman, John T. Brown, David Ororan, 0. J. Daley, John Guetn, John B. Gilmore, Peter Lester, Geo. W. Walsh. Second Precinet-John GibsnWmb n. Henry, geo, Leeingr, Maru.eline oCauley, uu T Jmol h o ella, home Cltark, John bevepley, UI. HaggCy, John Irwin J. Posey Sam Rie, Tobas Mullens, 0. W. Ober, John ln le .p. Third Preeinet-. Blge, . udine. Fourth Preelnet--. airu, O. Magnon, W. Maolen. Fifth Preoinot--. B. Gibbons, John Harley, J. Kelly. itxth Precinct-Michael Brennan, Wm. David son. W. A. Duke John Donovan T. 9. Davis, John H, Harris, John Hurea P. J. Kelly, Her mann Bohumaker, F. A. BSheldel John Wil liams, Wm. Wallace, Emanuel Bhaner, James Regan, John eShroder. Seventh Precinct-John Costs, Fells Latio, Henry Leonard. Sub Seventh Precinct--l. Ohsix. Making a total of 00, the number needed to complete the regular roll of the police. TWR cRAIN TRADS RAILROAD. On Thursday afternoon the Mayor, in conpany with the (.ty Surveyor, paid a visit of inepection to Water street, along the line of the proposed grain train railroad, and satisfied himself that there can be no objection to the passage of the trains on that street, between the stables of the Crescent City Railroad Company. The Mayor, however, apprehends that there will be some diffculty in passing the ordinance as it now reads, inasmuch as the grant being made to Messrs. Sehreiber and Higby, It would not bind the New Orleans, Jackson and Northern Had road to the restrletions contained in it, relating to the dlseriminatlon of freight rates against the olty of New Orleans and In favor of other points. i&ne writing the above we have had an inter view with Mr. 1ohrleber, who Informed as that the matter could be ea.Uly arranged, by proved. ing that no estableshed railroad shall use the grain trade railroed that shall make such disorimina tiMo: in fact. he had had an interview with Mr. OCavnae on the saubjet. T'ir OLD POLIOR. A delegation from the old Metropolitan Pollce force called at the City Hall yesterday and waited on the Mayor and Administrater of Finance, to ascertain whether there was any poe sibility of their obtaining the amounot due them for December last and the first eight days of Jan uary. They were informed that the Council would, probably, at its next meeting, provide for the payment of the January roll, for which there Is enouih cash money in the tieasury. As to the December roll, of course the collections of 1870 have not supplied the necessary sum and the city cannot Issue pollee warrants 'nstead, the Metropolitan Police being a State affair. The pollicemen therefore find themselves in an embarressing poeltlon regarding this December pay,the Metropolitan Pollee law having been abro gated, and with it the officers who were authorised to lasae pollce warrants. The Metropolitans must wait until cash affected to police purposes comes in in the shape of taxes for 1870 before they can be paid. JoiN HOLT Mayor Pilsbury has received a letter from Mr. Thomas Holt, of Pocahontas, Tenn., inquiring about hie brother, John Holt, an Englishman, about 41 years old and weighing in the neighbor hood of 900 pounds. Mr. Holt says that his brother was to have sailed from New Orleans on the sixth of January last for Liverpool on the ship Borneesi, but that he learne he did not, and he fears his brother is dead. Any Information concerning him can be communicated to the Mayor. TER UNBMIIPIOY lN IN MgUTIN1.1. A Gathering of Worklngmen In the Tenth Ware About the Contract lystem. Last evening, at the wigwam near the corner of Josephine street and 8t. Charles Avenue, there was a meeting of the workingmen of the Tenth Ward who are opposed to the contreot system of the ctit, as recommended by the Council. About one hundred and fifty responded, and Mr. Daniel O'Leary was called to the chair and Mr. George O'Brien chosen secretary. The following were selected to act as vice presidents : leo. Baobhert, Jo. ,Miller. Andrew Oayard, A. D. Henriques, Nicholas allan, J. G. Kostmayer, Andrew lohnel der, G(o. Feacher, P. F. Kendall, P. J. Glynn. Henry Gallagher, Ohas. MoMurray. A committee of five was then appointed to waltupon Dr. O. H. Tebault, to request him to address the meeting; and after a recess, Dr. Tebault returned with the comnittee and ad dressed the gathering. He said that ionasmuch as the laboring men stood by the property holders in the railroad election, he felt that they, the property holders, could not but come forward now. He referred to the impropriety of entering into anew sysem of municipal labor. He said he was opposed to this sealed proposal system, for favoritee might slip in blank proposals, and they might be illed up afterwards, This might be done; he would not say that it would, but it might. The doctor then read a dooument he had prepared, addressed to the Mayor, urging that the now system should not go into effoot until 1878. He recommended the adoption of a resolution disclaiming the language used at the Olty Hall. William Foley followed and spoke in favor of the old system, and said that he did not see the property holders present in the meeting to assist the workingmen. Capt. Dogherty came next, and said the fault of the workingmen was that they had chosen their candidates not from their own ranks, but from the upper ranks. He opposed the oontraot system and commented upon it. He advised them to get up a monster petition to the Council. and send a committee with it and ask them to re scind their order, and ithey refuse, to demand it. The workingmen S three-fifths of the population and should control. A communication was received from H. T. Lawler, stating he was heart and soul with the movement. A member from another ward then arose and invited all present to a grand demon stration of the unemployed, to take place at La fayette Square to-day at 11 o'oclock. He guar anteed that every man's rights would be pro tected. The following resolutions were then adopted: Whereas, we have heard with alarm that cer tain resolutions were introduced at the last ses sion of the City Council looking to the abolist. ment of the present system of labor now con trolled by the Administrator of Improvements, and of disposing f the same by contract to the lowest bidder. rher fore be it Resolvel, That the carrying into effect of said resolutions would immediately throw out of work 6 0 to 600 men, whose daily subsistence and that of their families would be sadly imperilled, in view of the dreadful stagnation nw too clearly apparent in all branches f industry aid labor, not only here, but thro ghont all sections of the eonntry; besides it would ental ae verb hardship on those poor women whi now depend on the hire of their carte to the city as the means of Lb. ainnr s living fgu themselves and their fther less children. Be 41 further resolved, That, during the many yeats of misrule from which our eity and State have just emerged, the laboring man alware stood in the foremost ranks of those who were battling aga.lst rings and monopollee of say kind, and therefore now that the battle is won it would be a sad recompense for his allegiance and toll to deprive him of almost the only souree through Whleb he can earn his dealy bread. And be uI .urther resolved, That we amnestly implote and do prespetflly petition the Mayor Cod Council to etay further nation in regard to said contract until sch time as we san see a wider field wherein to bestow our labor. As matters now stand we have no other choice than to seek employment in this limited field, or else e arvatlon. The following communication, originally pre. pared by Dr. Tebeult for the Mayor, was adopted as the sense of the meting : New OauLasse, June 8, 1877. To the Honorable Maoor and Administrators of the city of new Orleans: qentlemen--In presenoae of the utter and gen/ eral businese stagnation in all portions of our country, not excepting in this respeet out State nod oPnmon ity, and the consequent iampoi. bllty for the laboring man now in the employ ment of the ally governmenb to eran elsewheie an honest support for himself and family (a feet well known to your honorable body) we beseech you in behalf of our dependent wives and chil dren, who look to us as their natural and sworn protectorS, for food, for clothes and for shelterr that you defer for a more opportune time yeal proposed change in the existing management o the labor system of our city, and not prealpitate upon us so complete a change during this the dullest and most dreaded season of the year. We beg that you will postpone this oeetem. plated change until the first day of November, 1878, and we request you at this said date to nn dertake this system under such just arrange ments as will widen out the held for honorable competition; nsd we respectfully ask to have you consider the following suggestions from na upon this point: 1. That the work of this city be so ub divided into small areas, to the end that small contract ore, who may be willing to perform the manual work themtelves,can become successful competi tors for such work. 2. That in all ossee where large contractors ob tain large contrasts, they shall he reqitred to procure the same through numerous small con tracts for whichl they were the successful and open bidders over all compe Itors. 8. And, inosmuch as "see led proposals " can be manipulated to subserve the dishonest and to do injustie to the honorable proposer or appll cent for such work, we request that all oily work be let out to the lowest bidder at public outcry, under such wise guards and limitations as may be deemed rdtrisble on the part of our honora ble Council. In conclusion, it is proper for us to express our deep regret at the language used by some of our workingmen a few days since, when a committee from the same were weating on your honorable body in connection with this same grave subject to us. Such conduct does not reflect our views, and was, in our judgment, both unwise and im proper. Mr. Hare was then called on and cams forward, and in rather an excited manner expressed his views. He said that the laboring man was the real taxpayer, not these whining landlords, who are always talking about high txes and econo my. He had been in this city since 1847, and had been always a working man, and he was proud of it. "Who supports the laborer who s s., worthy of his hire? Not these landlords and property holders, but the man's own honest ino dustry. Don't the property holders add the taxes to your rent?" He eat down amid great cheer. Ing, and after taking some steps toward forming an organization throughout the city, the meeting adjourned. The Pete thampetre. Everything went on swimmingly at the Oar. rollton Gardens last evening, in pursuanoe of the programme mapped out by the ladies of Ual vary Church, who, like most of the ladies, al ways manage to crown their wishes with eno cess. "Oe quoe Femne vent, Dien le vent," is an old French aphorism which has been modern ited before this day, and cne of those eternal truths that will never grow old. Fairy bowere, where the loveliest of Parle dispensed the most artestially prepared dews in the shape of lemonades and punches, enticed the unwary way farers, and delicionu nooks with fair spirits and ministers offered comfort for a consideration, under the form of everything that is good to eat. A pleasing incident of the evening was the presentation of a beautiful flag to the resocent Rifles, Capt. Pleasant's company, formerly Com pany 3, Orescent Olty White League. Little Miss Mary White. representing the lady friends of the Crescent Rides, whose delicate hands had worked the silken emblem, made the presentation speech, her sweet voiceo adding grace to the pretty words which she spoke. Sergeant Walter Flower responded in heartfelt words, well arranged, and donors and donees were all well pleased. The flag is of white satin on one side, blue on the other, and fringed with gold. On the white side the dates "September 14th" and '9th of January" are worked in blue silk in the form of a cresoent, with a large E In the centre. On the blue side the monogram C. R. is beautifully blssoned, and the flag-staff is surmounted with a sliver otescent grasping the letter E. The brave boys of Company E were delighted, and showed their appreciation by cheers and a redoubling, if possible, of their well known mar tial bearing. This evening Carrollton Gardens will again be alive with fun, frolic, beauty gallantry a 1 music. The prinolipal feature will be a performance by members of the Contraband Children. Among other a'iractions there will be a representation of the Gipsy camp, where are read fr, m the stars the coming fates of bachelors and belles. Charm ing young ladies will preside over the punch and lemonade, and substantial tables, laden with the good things that make the stomach glad, will be served by the fairest of the fair sex. The beauty of the surroundings, the merry dancing on the platform, the delight ful musio, all working in the holy cause of charity, will no doubt indooe everybody to go to the Carrollton Gardens to-night. The gardens will be kept open durlng the whole day for the benefit of those who cannot comes in the even inog. Tnere they will find rest, enjoyment, fresh air, good company, and refreshments at lower prices than anywherd in the city. Grand gala soiree at the ladies' fete champetre, Carrollton Gardens, this evening, by the mem bers of the Ootrabend Children. Robert Brown. Yesterday another of our old resident citizens died, leaving a large family and a host of friends !o mourn his loss. Mr. Robert Brown, to whom we al ude, was one of our most respected and in fluential citizens, and had arrived at the ad vanoed age of sixty-nine years. He was born in Mayeville, Ky.. in the year 1808, and moved to this city m 1847. For four years he was uperin. tendent of the n'w CuOtom-House, anl has the honor of having been one of the charter members of the Mount Mortah Lodge of Masons. a Kentuckian is a brother in Loulsiana, especial ly when that Kentuckian has become identified with our State tike Mr. Robert Brown, by a resl denoe of thirty years, during which he has ful filled to the letter all his duties as a citizen. We sincerely condole with his bereaved family. The Police Board. The Police Board met at half-past 7 o'clock last evening in their rooms at the Central Sta tion, Mayor Pilebury in the chair, and a quorum present. Thos. Griffin, Corporal of the First Precinct, was before the board on the charge of conduct unbecoming an officer and neglect of duty, to wit: the said Corp ral being charged with en tering, on the night of May 15, a house of ill fame and remaining there for two hours, and placing a police officer in the vicinity to call him up in came the Sergeant should put in an appear ance. Griffin was fined fifteen days' pay and reprimanded by the president of the board. Officer McLaughlin faced the board on ts charge of having asked Judge 8.T. N. N m ith to ha sy an Nrdy MeGarraghan, a prisoner he hed arrested, Mr. Melaughlil was dismissed the fore. The next ease called wam that of Ofluere . Pennel and B. Moran, charled with elabbnag two prisoners while conveying them to prison. After hearing the evidenee, the board took the ease unde advleoement. A CONFLAGRATIOW. leveral Menses lestrepye and Many Mam adted-Leasn $1,sO1. About 10 o'oloek Piday morning a most de struetive fire oceirred it the Garden District. The fire gained ttemendos headway because full? half an hour Wae lost in trying to get the key so as to turn in the alat.t and finally Mr. Charles Ballejo was compelled to break open the box, The fire originated in a shed attached to Mrs, J. t'Arey's house and then communicated to the main buldinlg, No. 911 first street. This prop erty was totally destroyed; whether Insured or not could not be aserstained. The residence of Mr. Moran, at the corner of First and Caronde let streets, was considerably damaged by .fire. This property was Insured. The two one-story frame buildaings, Nes. 085 and 687 St. Obarles street, owned by Jio. O'Brien and occupied by Mr. . O,. Adams and Mr. Wm. Pullward, were damaged in the rear, the kitchens of both honses being destroyed. These proper ties are insured, loft In what company or for what amount could not be ascertained. Houses 681 and $85 St. Oharles street, owned by Mrs. Thompson and occupied, the former by Mrs. A. Lee and the latter b Mrs. 1t. L. Barnes. The kitchens of both these houses were destroy ed and the main buildings more or lees Injured. Both houses were insured, but for what amount could not be ascertained. The flames then communicated to the house No. 079 8t. Charles street, owned by T. 8. Kel logg, and occupied by Mr. Wm. Tutt, and de stroyed the kitchen. The house is Insured, but the amount is unknown. The flames then extended and destroyed the stable attached to Mrs Watkins' house, at the ounere of Bt. Charles and Phil p streets. The residence of Mr. Woulfe, No, 900 Philip street, was totally destroyed. This property was owned by Mrs. Watkins and was insured in the Union Insurance Oompany. The house No. 00) Usarntelet street, occupied by Mr. Self, was totally destroyed. The two one-story frame cottages, Nns. 066 and 5021' Carondelet street, occupied by Mrs. Talbot and air. Andry. were damaged in the rear. The wind was blowing a perfect gale at the time, but the flames were skillf lly attacked by Obiel Thomas O'Oonnor and his men, assisted by the Babcock engines. Mr. Redon, the fore man of tflok and Ladder No. 1, was considera bly injured by the fall of a ladder. The Weather and the lvesr. During the past two days we had been doing our best to keep our blood at a reasonable tem perature-- little below boiling heat-by means of a terns negligee within doors and some ef Tony's eelebrated Juleps when out of doors, but all this amounted to very little, and the ther mometer, with a esreastio smile still continued to rise. Last evening, at set of sun, with lttle hope of getting refreshed even by the riverside, we took a stroll towards the levee, and after wading for many yards through the thinnest, most atomic, whitest and prettiest dust we ever met with, managed to reach the banks of the now fulleome Mississispp just In time to witness the departing glories of Phrebus Apollo, disap pearing beneath the horizon. Here we must stop and compliment Messrs. Jonas Pickles & Co., the proprietors of the ferries, upon the im. provements made during the past year at the First District ferry landingat the foot of Canal street. The reception or waiting rooms for travelers are very neat and tasteful, and the passengers' gangway solid and pleasant to walk upon. The platform on the river is one of the coolest places in the city and we experienced quite a relief when, seated a upon the Iron-mooring post, the fresh breeze I from the watery surface surrounded us in its cooling embrace. By that time the ferry bad i come in, and mechanically we stepped on board. t A rapid glance at the surroundings showed us that many pretty girls were, like us, seeking the I fanning breezes, and we mentally thanked the Lord for that kind dispensation. Pretty girls are always of great help to any landscape, and the atmosphere that surrounds them Is generally i seure-tinted with paradiealeal sensations and In. I liuences. The ride across and back on the river is de lightful, and we are astooished that so few people take advantage of it. At the thoughtful hour of twilightit is magnificent indeed to see the hori son palely gilded by the dying glances of the sun, the irreaistibly strong, yet apparently quiet, river gliding swiftly but smoothly toward the 1 sea, its waters sesuming under the changing in- . linances of varying light, all the infinite and I never-tirsome talte of the universal gray, and the I distant banks weirdly evanescing, as the gloam-. . ing gradually gives way to the descending shad ows of night. Few scenes have more grandeur and sublimity than those on our own Mississippi, and few waters carry along their surface more refreshing breezes. With such a promenade for our popu lation it is scarcely necessary for any to seek dis tant places to spend the sultry days of summer. A Masle Pen. Mr. James A. Gresham has for sale quite a novelty in the way of pens. It does away en- t tirely with the use of ink, a few drops of clear water being the only necessary ingredient to feed that extraordinary pen. A single dip in the water will afford material for the writing of a full page of foolsoap if not more. Travelers ought never to go without it. His Last Bath. At 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, while a youth named John Fisher, aged twelve years, was bathing in the New B-ain, at the head of Delord street, he was taken with a cramp and drowned. His body was recovered by a boy named Buddy i McCall. The Coroner held an loquest, and re turned a verdict in accordance with the facts. Short Items. At quarter-past 9 o'clock Thursday morning, an old woman named Mary burke, aged 70 years fell on the banquette, at the corner of Camp and d Julia streets, and was seriously injured. She was sent to the Charity Hospital. 5 E. Petit, for representing himself to be a po- a lice offieoor, was locked up in the Harbor Station. ti Yesterday while Mr. H. 0. Brown was driving b on the levee, with a friend, his horse became h frightened at a locomotive and ran off. Both of ft the gentlemen were precipitated to the ground and fortunately escaped being Injulred. The vehicle was smashed to pieces. C Brevities. Home Hook and Ladder Fire Goidpany No. 1 give their grand annual festival at Delaohalae a Park on Sunday, June 17. C There will be given, on the 17th inst., at the Fair Grounds, an extraordinary picnic, with male races, dancing, etc., for the benefit of the Lonili- n ana Colored Orphan A.ylnm. t Will It Be? o There are various rumors afloat that four well- ti knowh characters will be arrested to-day for crimes and misdemeanors in office. These four d gents had considerable to do with the count of the last election, and were guilty of open viola tions of the law. It is not improbable informa tions will be filed to-day. Grand gala soiree at the ladies' fete champetre, P Carrollton, Gardens, this evening by the mem bers of the Contraband Children. C Academy of Music. b After a brief engagement of two nights in Mo bile, where his exhibitions of the mysteries of spiritualism were received with marked approval, y Prof. Cooke will give at the Academy of Music wo final performances to-day to enable those who have not yet teen his wonderful disclosures an opportunity of doing so. To give additicnal rest to each entertainment, the committee who '` wi 1 eovervise on the stage the performances of Prof Cwke will be composed exlusively of la- a dies, selected from the audience; but at the same f time any believer in spiritualism who doubte the a ability of Prof. Cooke to make good his asser-. 01 lions, le oordially invited to be present on t stage while he eiposae the tiks by whieO al called mediums delude thir ited followers. Mise Orawfbrd and Mr. Je. Thompson will dar lag the ebterbiement, entertain he saltuMIa with a chonie seletton of ballads and other A fall house will doubtless give i lpeauJel to ptublio's ppreiaton of the prolk t' O effort to lift the veil from this nyeteiTf,hy .. reaped sueh a rich barvest from the mia a.d ereduloul, and has destroyed maly lt*, Intellects, TIM toWIaTs. United states cireIdt ceurt. F. F. Case, reeelver, vs. Henry Abrthamat j. Judgment was rendered yesterday agailnt d0 fendant, A. J. Foretall, for 6000, Hime Mutual Insurance Company vs. 3 A.L ltookdale. Suit dismissed. United Ptates vs. John Demeftro, Ono of the Dileriot Attorney and on shb*lti defendant hae been also indicted in smugellug, it was ordered he be r await the arrival of a deputy marshal. Patrick Bambrlck ve, Jas. Andrews. Jtdgment for plaintiffs for $9120. Oitisene' Bank vs. Bryan, Ifrtdlngl & Co. New trial granted, No presentments were made by the Grand' Jury. United Otate Uistrlet (olttrt, J. A. Abakeepear et at. vs. Thomas Ift|.m. Plaintiff, a assignee of the (anal Street =a tdl Park Railroad Company, reeovered from deanil ant i45t. Fourth Dllstritt Court. George W. Dupre & do. publishers of the New Orleans DamouoAT, have filed a slit in thi oart, avering that on the 28th day of March, 1. , titer entered into a contraot with the State of oUdl an, through the State Printing Board, to do perform all the pionting and pub!lshlang of wal ever nature which shall becomen.essary for the use of both houses of the General Aisembly anad for the Eleoutive and any departmesht of the State. That under said contract they so. quired mu exclusive rIht to do au the printing and binding of all the books and blinks required by law for the regletration of yoters throughout the 8tate; that on the th dry oft June, 1877, the eaid itate Painting Board, dotn pseed of toy. F. T. Niol oils, leant. Got. f,. A. WIlts, W. A. loberteesn and Will Steven, Set tors, LouIs Bsheb, Rpeker, and members L.iiate and leoubard or the General Assembly, did, et a meeting of aid bhoard, omose ti be published Ot the 6th of June an adrertlsement for the reefi. ing within ten days thereafter of bids and pro polsle for the printing and binding of all the books and banks required by law for the registration of voters throughout the State; that the aotion proposed by said board blah violation of the excluslve rightse ested in eti tioners under their contract and if oonsilmmated will omuse to them heavy oses, Therefor petb tioners apply for a writ of injaaution restraing said boar(u from receliving or aeoptig any bId or proposal for the printing mad binding hbeoe. mentioned. Upon a bond of $1000 the restraining order hle been issel, the defendants to show saenise Friday, the lfth day of Jnna, sill a. m., whyLthe injunction should not be granted. Fifth District court. trate of IfLousiana el rel. Warner Van Nordm vs. James B, Oathrie, Relator prays that en al. ternative writ of man-lamas may teens, directed 4b defendant Outhrie, and that in and by the Saane he may be directed and required to proceed without delay to enforce a prompt colleetlo, as payment of ll drainage assessments, and any anad all Jed ente rendered upen drainage ae esemtnent levied and imposed under and by vir tue of the eact of the Leglslature of the State of Loulaiana, approved Mlrbc 18 168, and known as aot No. 186 of the se alone of the General Assembly of said State for thbt year; by set No. 67 of the year 1861; by at N'o. 80 of the sessIons of the year 1871, and by any aot or sote of the Legislature of the State of Louisiana amendatory of the seve ral sets aforesaid; and to apply the tnoneyr thus to be colleoted to the payment of the d.i'ange warrants lieaed as aforesaid, now held nd ownted by relator, and otherwise to proeeed Ini seord anne with law; or show case to tohe sontr at a time and place to be fixed by this court. .hI upon hearing the parties, should saen heetrl be rendered necessary by a refusal oo the pf. .ot defendant to comply with the walt of alternative mandamus hereinabove applied tr, then and to that event a peremptory wlt of ma-e damns may be directed to Issue, ordlerd.n requiring the defendant, Guthrie, to d.tleo things required of him in such alternative 1t; ehat the alternative writ may be made bslUt flal and peremptory, and that the d. tl may be condemned to pay all the eonst of thil prlo oeding. Van Norden claims 1800,000 for drain. age work. An alternative writ of mandamus has Is-ned. It is made returnable on Taesday, the 19th inst. superior criminlal (court. State of Lousliana vs. Bob Hay.--Charged with murder. Verdict guilty. HOTEL ARRIVAIA. CITY HOTEL. AE Elli( , Hartford, Ky Lient 8 K Mton, U 8 A V Wm Pryton do Mrs Weller, Texa PC0 Hannan Mobile Wm Heard, do Mies Beard. Texas It H Luaos, Lan Pran. J H Bordwell. Agent also., .1l Prro Cooke H Blanohard. Pt Bods R TP N'holon Texna (e ooB lrd, Te D I Kennedy and wife Biryan Bell, Ter, Tex Houston D t Adklkison, Coral W (I Baker, Carters. eran ville, (a A J Beaumont. Mllwau A I' I)lem. Galvotsn kee J1 Malone. city We request all our readers who are interested in ootton, whether as planters, faotors or prss men, to read the advertisement of R. W. Bayne a Co., published in another column, ooncereing their celebrated Arrow tie for fastening ootaon bales. This tie combines all the qsalitiee re. quisite for the purposes to which it is destined. I is strong, durable, easy to handle and eheap. The cotton bale secured under its iron grip ean go all around the world without fear of being broken open. Messrs. R. W. Mayne & Co., the general agents in this city, offer the greatest in d oements to the public in the way of falities for purhobse, and are confident of always giting satisfaotion. After all the Old Lake end ti the real lake end and the true paradise of those gastro nomlcally inclined. Among the many good places there, one of the safest and most attractive for epice rean palates is Triscoonk' restaurant, where fish is dished in the most artisto style and other satables served up in the approved style. Buy only the Singer; they were the first to re duce the prices. Office 91 Canal streett. SNow is the time for building, reparlog sad enerally preparing for the winter. We there. fore oall attention to Mr. Ootsvte Fortell's adverd tisement, who has on hand the greatest choie of building materials, naval stores, oils ete., which he effers for sale in his own gels way to his friends and customers at the lowest market rates. Grand gala soiree at the ladies' fete ehbapetre, Carrollton Gardens, this evening, by the menm bers of the Contraband Children. The Singer inaugurated the reduction in prices and should recesve the patronage, Office, 91 Canal street._ _ Yesterday we not:oed the office of W. H. Bar nett, money broker, No. 88 St. Charles street, opposite 14t. Charlks Hotel, thronged with par ties to settle their taxes and licenses, which was oooasioned by his liberal allowan :e of discount on warrants received for same. Mr. B. buys these warrants from first hands over theeounter, and, of course. is prepared to offer larger in ducements than any one else. We would advise those concerned to see him. Gold 8oapina. Cheap sewing machines are guaranteed for a few year,; the Singer is guaranteed forever, it properly cared for. Office, 91 Canal street. Grand gali soiree at the ladies' fete champetre, Carrollihn Gardens, this evening, by the mem bers of tuo Contrabanod Children. There is no excuse for buying a cheap or old machine at $25 when 14) gets one of the latest improved tinger's, with all attachments. Office, 91 Canal street. Bunarr's PLAvonuse Exraosrs.-The super. orz of these extracts consists in their perfect purt and great strength. They are warranted free from the poisonous oils and a tds which en ter into the composition of many of the factitious rit flavors now in the market. They are not uly true to their names, bu are prepared froat tauits of the best quality, and are so highly con. centrated that a comparatrvely small quantity only need be ueed.