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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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*,
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'
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.
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.
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
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.

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