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OFFIrIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. " VOL. II--NO. 17.3. EW ORLEANS, MONDAY, JUNE 11, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. BY TELEGRAPH. CAPITAL NEWS. THlm UNITED STATEM MARMIAAL.UHIP. The Letter t time Colored belegation to the Preslient. BIpe'ial to the De'roirat.l WAfNlEtl.,N, June 10.-The peculiar recog nitioln given 'to the colored man by the Presl dentlt eurisausly illustrated by an incident of Whatton's appointment. When it became known, iatur)ay, that the colored delegation had asked the retention of Pitkin, a member )of the Oabinet sent for one of the delegation and told hi.m that they had made a mistake in mixing into that fighf and that Whar 'ton's appointment had b,.n determined on, and that Pitkin's nflltness for the place wae fully known to the President, who was not pleased with their action in his behalf. Them'upon, the delegation got together and drew up a letter to the President, setting forik that Dumont, who was the spokesman, had no authority from the delegation to re commend the retention of Pitkin, and wind ing up with an expression favorable to Col. Wharton. This ietter was signed by all the delegation, except Dumont, andl reached the President about four hours after Wharton haIl been appointed and Pitkin removail. The effect of the transaction has not been to improve the President's recognition of the I colored man. - - BUELL. DOIESTIC NEWS. The Destructive Floods Around Memphlis. Ipei.ial to the Demoerat.l MEMPHIS, June 10.-Reports continue to be received of the damage done to property by the recent heavy rains, which extended throughout Arkansas, North Mississippi and West Tennessee. The total rain fall here be tween Thursday morning and early yester day morning, was 14.48 inches. No trains have arrived or doparted on any railroads, except the Lolisvilln anil Nashville, since yes torday morning. The Mississippi and Ten nessee atilroad track was badly damaged near Iatesvlllo, and at a point four miles be low here. 1The Memphis and Little Rock road was washed out at Crow creek, and at a point further on, and a passenger train is blockaded between the two breaks. On the Charleston road the track is washed away be tween Collierville and Grand Junction, and also near Lafayette. No train has been in since FxIdky. It is believed that all the roads wi in running order to-morrow. The Atlantic Mutual Life Insurance Company. IftReial to the Democrat.] ALBANY, N. Y., June 10.-Judge Westbrook has decided that, in accordance with Superin tendent Smyth's report to the Attorney Gen eral, the stockholders of the Atlantic Mutual Life Insurance Company should make good the deposit of $118,000 with the Hope Banking Company. They were given until June 29 to comply with this requirement. The Secretary of the Atlantic Life read the statement of the company's finances. There is no question as to the company's solvency as regards its policy holders, and it, will be amply able to meet all obligations as they mature. Rapid Transit from St. Louis. ISpeclal to the Domoorat.l ST. Louis, June 10.-The Toledo and Wa bash Railroad started a train at 7 o'clock this morning which will reach New York on Mon day at 7 p. m., making the run in thirty-live hours. The St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad will also start a fast train, which will shorten the time to Galveston and other points in Southern Texas twelve hours. The Vandalia Railroad will start a fast train to-r orrow morning over the Pennsylvania Railroad, to arrive in Now York in thirty-four holure and twenty-live minutes-the fastest time ever made going East. AfTtirs in sonora and Mexico. [Special to the Democrat.] SAN F.ANcIsco, June 10.-A San Diego dis patch says that advices from Guyamas of the 1st inst. state that the primary elections in dicate that Mariscal was chosen Governor of Sonora at the late election. Advices from tile City of Mexico say that the Sonora railway concession is quite certain to be given to competent men, not mere spec ulators. Sonora feels that something of the kind must be done, and is almost certain to have a law passed abolishing export duty on gold and silver either coined or in bullion. Diaz and the Minister of the Treasury favor the abolishment of this export duty. All quiet. It is believed that Lerdo's move ment will amount to nothing. Fast Trains from Chtcago. [Special to the Democrat I CHICAGO, June 10.-The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad, beginning this afternoon, will start daily fast trains from Chicago to New York, leaving here at 4:40, and will reach New York at 7 o'clock in the evening; or in twenty minutes less time that the Pittsburg and Fort Wayne train. CRIMES AND CASUALT[ES. Fraudulent Warehouse Receipts. [Special to the Democrat.] ST. Louis, June 10.-L. W. Patterson, of the firm of Patterson & Co., pork packers, of this city, has been indicted for signing fraudulent warehouse receipts, upon which Wm. Mat thews raised money, as stated in a previous dispatch, and last evening gave bond for $5000 to answer the charge. Both men are promi nent in business and social circles here, espe clally Patterson, who is connected with the oldest and wealthiest families in the city. Circus vs. Theatre. iSp'cial to the Dnemocrat.] CLNCINNATI, June 10.--Chas. Thomson, pri vate watchman at Woods' Theatre, was shot and is supposed mortally wounded last night by John Wilson, bare back rider, formerly with Robinson's Circus. Wilson succeeded in maaking his escape. Baby show and ebiidrea's rfa cv dress ball at the Ladies' Fete Champetre, Carrollion Gardens, this eYvenlng. THE CUSTOMIROUME COM@ .ITTEE. An Interview with a Knowing One on the sulgect. One of the DmaoonAr's reporters had an inter euting interview on Saturday wi'h a person well posted in the workings of the Custom-House In vestigation Committee, and gleaned the following information. It has already been said that it is not the purpose of the committee to sit in judg ment over the ofilials of the OCustom-House who have conducted the concern for some years past. Oar information therefore begiti as follows: The committee having received its instruotions' rhioh have also been published, proceeded immediately to consider their meaning, the scope of their in vestigation depending on the interpretation of these instructions. The THE CONO.U.RON arrived at was that the duties of the committee consisted in considering how the collection of the revenues at this port could be performed in an eobnomloal manner, withut, at the same time, preju lice to commerce or limiting the facilities of bu-inese; to see how the general government can get all the money that is its due under the law, without wronging individuals, and by grant 'ng all opportunities to transact businese speed iby. They regard it as their duty to inqure into the character and qual ficatione of the men em ployed in the collection of customs, as far as their duties are c ancerned; to correct all abuses that m'y be shown to them, and to simplify tie method of doing the business of the (ustom-llouse. In this connection they are understood to say that they will be GRBATL. OBLIGED if good and lespectable persons, having any knowledge of abuses or wrongs, will communi cate them to the c nmmittee, who will do what they can to rectify them. 'I hus far the committee has pretty neawly com. p'eted the investigation of all the departments of the Custm-House, excent the naval office and the warehouses, which will soon receive their attention. They have reached a great many conclusions, but do not prop se to make their findings public until the investigation shall have been finished, when the result shall be published in bulk. Thus far they have not recommended or sug gested AXYr anIovALS. of of oficals or changes of any character, nor will they do so until they hate completed their labors. They intend, however, to walk square up to their duties, without fear, favor or regard for affeo tions, and they will do what they conscientiously believe is best for the public and the government. They will examine with care the approaches to the port, and in their report will make sugges tions to prevent smuggling. Their woik, how ever, wilt not be a "summer job,' but will be comp'eted in a very short time. Our reporter, referring to Treasury Agent Vanoe's report to Washington recommendi g a reluo'lon of the number of employee of the Custom-House, might not lead Congress to limit the force by legislation which, in view of the hope of an in crease of commerce at this port, might clog the wheels of the Department of Oustoms and intet fere with the speedy transection of business. This, our informant assured as, would be CAREFULLY PROVIDED AGAINST. Their report will, without regard to any desire to econom ze. recommend an increase of the em ployes where the same may be necessary, as well as the reduction of their number where there ex ists a superfluity of such employee, and they will take into considers ionall the necessities of the present situation, and the future and contingent requirements of the department, so that the Col lector will not be hamp. red by legislation in in. creasing his force when opportunities demand it, as bhas occurred once or twice in former times to the prejudice of the commerce of New Orleans. In such cases our informant is satisfied tiat all employes will be paid for the services performed by them. Our reporter thought at this juncture that it might not be inappropriate to ask whether any information had reached the committee oun cerning ALLEGED SMUId LINO, in a peculiar manner, of large quantities of im ported goods chipped here in transitu for Texas princlpally. Our reporter then referred to a report published in the DexocIAT a few months ago, which, if the facts are true, great injury to the commerce of New Orleans must have resulted from the illicit prao ice. The. nlleged smuggling is related to be performed as follows: Nay that a hundred bales of cotton goods are shipped from Europe to New Orleans in transit for s .me inland town in 'iexas. The goods, when they reach here, are examined and apprals d and THU DUTY THLREON IS PAID, so that no further foermality is performed in their reaching their destination. Subsequently another consignment of one hundred bales of goods are shioped to this city, also in tranestion for I exas. I The consignment os ensibly of cotton goods is, in tact, largely of silk goods. The bhles are got ten up and marked exac ly like the first hundred, which have by this time reached their destina tion. When the last lot reaches Ne Orleans they are, however, neither examined nor ap praised, nor is any duty paid on them, the prop osition being that it shall be paid at a port of sont y in Tezx4e beyond the point at which the first tlt was delivered. Is is therefore easy to under stand how, in the OVERLAND TRANSPORTATI N, the silken goons (the bates being alike and the marks and numbers also), can be substituted for the cotton goods at thepoint where the first were delivered, and how also the goods will correspond exactly w th the invoice when they reach the port of entry where teey are to be delivered; thus the cotton goods pay the small duty twice, it is true, but the silks have escaped the impost charges. Our informant onfessed that it was a matter worthy of the committee's investigation, and, at all events, since it can be effect, d so easily, the law makintog it op ional with a shipper to have his goods appraised either in New Orleans or at an otlher p'it beyond this city, is a di ficive law, and shou be abrogated or at least amended so as to prevent smRugling of this kind. THAT FIVE DOLLAR CORPSE. What Mr. Smith, the Lndertaker, Has to Say About It. Mr. J. L. Dicks, the proprietor of the wharf at Mandeville, a day or two ago called at the office of the DEMOCRAT to decline all responsibility in the matter of a charge of five dollars wharfage dues on a body which had been exhumed in Mandeville for transportation to this city. Mr. Dicks says also that he "simply exacted his well earned and legal wharfege fde of fifty centP, pay ment of which was relused to his employe." As this portion of Mr. Dicke's statement im pagne the integrity and veracity of a good and useful cltize, Mr. A. Smith. the undertaker of Sit. Charles street, who was charged with trans. porting the body to this city, our reporter has interviewed Mr. Smith, wh) says emphatically that he was not only charged five dollars for the priv leRe of using the wharf to embark his pre ci us fr igbt but that the charge was m ide in the form of a bill, presented to him by a Mr. Smith or Schmidt, the employe of Mr. Dicks, which he refused to pay, although he was willing to give Mr. Schmidt one dollar, after consultation with the clerk of the "Oamelia;" further, that the bill was handed to him in the presence of the Mayor of Mandeville and some private citizens. Our reporter having intei viewed one of the wit. nesees to the affair, finds that he corroborates Mr. A. Smith's stat"ment. We have learned further that people who patronize Mandeville c mplain a great deal of the size of the wharf fe e, which, t hey say. are so high that some o( th frequenters of that resort during the summor months, and even residents, find it cheaper to land their go ids at the L'wi, burg w~arf and then cart them to Mandeville. It may be that these facts a e unknown to Mr. Dicks, and therefore we print them for his in formation. Baby ehow and childreon's farcr dress ball at the Ladies' Fete Chamietre, Carrol.ton Gardens, this evc::ng. PITKIN ON THE RAMPAGE. HE THREATENS VENGEANCE DIRE UPON RAYER AND OHIO. What he Told a Democrat Reporter in an Interview Yesterday. Yesterday a DEMOORAT reporter paid a visit to the decapitated Pitkin to learn what he had to say about the recent action of the President in choppintog off his official head, and as anticipated in SBnday's DExrooAT, he was a little wrathy. Our reporter found him in his office and seem ingly in a humor that betokened a half wicked glee, and taking advantage of the situation our inquisitor went at him, as will be seen by the spicy replies made by the ex-Marshal: .--Well, Marshal, how do you like being ones pended? Marshal-First rate. I hava forced Hayes to turz a somersault on his own civil service postu late, as I let him know a month ado that he must. B.-May I have that correspondence? Marshal-Oh, yes-(opening a drawer and ex t, acting a papri)-here is the letter requesting my resignation, less than a week after Hfyes had personally assured me I was not to be dis turbed. I told him if he wanted my head, to take itat Washington. He disclaimed any such in tention, but five days later, as I was nestring New Orleans, the prints announced that my resigna tion was asked for. The public having been made a confidant over my shoulders, I was forced into a different attitule. Attorney General Dev ens, who had given me the same assurance at Washington. wrote at Hayes' instance and direc tion not, as I now have reason to believe, in ac cordance with his own wish. In fact, three hours after be had told a friend of mine I would not be removed, he sent for that friend and asked him to inclose this letter to me. DEPARTMENT OF JURTI.Ej, Washington, May 4, 1877. J Dear Sir--In view of some rearrangement of the Federal offices in Louisiana, it wouli be agreeable to the Department if you should deem it advisable to offer your resignation of the posi tion of United States Marshal of that District. I make this as a suggestion for your considers. tion, as it would, perhaps, be more agreeable to you than to have any change take place without your roncurrence. Your obedient servant, OHAt. DEVENS, Attorney General. United States Marshal J. B. G. Pitkio. lt.-What was your reply to this? Marshal-Here it is: New OntLaNs. May 10, 1877. Honored 9r-I have respectfully to acknow ledge receipt of your letter of the 4th inst. and in view of the fact that my personal and official character stand nuchallenged at the Department of Justice, to express my surprise at the surges tion the letter presents. As notorious efforte, repeatedly announced through the prints, have been made by two or three men from Louisiana, most of whom are in general disrepute, to secure my removal through traduction, I must dechline to tender a resignation, since it might be con strued in this, my native State, as a confession of male reation. Thii view derives emphasis from the President's inaugural; (extract) " They (the founders of the government) meant that the officer should be secure in his tenure as long as his personal character remained untarnished and the performance of his duties satilfeoiory." The official records and the commendatory mentions-from United States Circuit Judge Woods and many other honorable citizens-on file in your department disclose my personal and official standing. A resignation would, there fore, be self-impeachment; this my sense of duty, alike to my family, to my friends and to myself, forbids. I shall retire only when a suo cessor, duty accredited, shall present himself to assume charge of this responsible and thankless office.. Permit me to thank you for kindness re ceived at your hands, and to remain, Very respectfully, your obedient servant. J. It. G. kI£KIN. Hon. Chas. Devens, Attorney General. R.-Did the Attorney General reply to this ? Marshal (smiling)-Only by an eloquent si lence. I expected Hayes would remove me at once, and have been surprises at his delay. He probably felt embarrassed about trampling b:a own o:vil service premise under foot. R -Is his objection to you a personal one ? Marshal-It can be nothing else. Yet, on the 3d of April, he thus indorsed to one of his secre taries my recommendation of a friend: "Marshal Pitkin has a good reputation and can be relied on. H." I have equally good evidence that the President said, on the 11th of April and at three other dates down to the 8d of May, that the mar shaship in Louisiana was most satisfactorily filled and that no change won d be made. R. - How then do you explain the change in his mind? Marshal-Just bef3re I left Washington after a four d y's visit, in no wise counooted with an effort for my retention, he asked me in relation to his policy, and I told him it was a hszardons experiment. He asked "to whom 7" I replied "to Lonisi ns and South Carolina Republicans first, and by recoil to yourself." After laboring as I had here, I could not stultify myself into a lackey. Then Warmoth and his errand-boy, Sheridan, stepped in, and as they can accommo date themselves to either party's politics, made themselves heard. I fought Warmoth's nomina tion in 1868, discountenanced his entire corrupt adm nistration and have not even exchanges words with him for nine years. I had no misgiving that men, who have attached such discredit to my party, leap out and into it by turns and are a stench in the nostrils of both parties, could receive attention at the White House. They repre-ent no holier pas aion in politics than greed, have been vultures in practice and shams In pretensions to personal and political respectability. A wife may ulti mately domesticate Warmoth into decency, lnut Sheridan, who lives in New Jersey when he can't thrive in Louisiana. wheren he has not dwelt a twelvemonth sinee '72, is a refreshing specimen of a Linianian to advise the President how to apportion out officoes here, and to assault a na tive who has never competed with him in di reputable practices. The earnest indorsement of mn like W. H. Hunt, ex-Governore Flanders and Hahn, 8. B. tnckard, Cyrus Boussey, Philio Hickey Mor gan and hundreds of other gentlemen is decidedly t a be preferred, and such I have. I.--Han't Sheridan received an oftof ? Marshal-Oh, a little five-dollar itunerent pos. tal agency. That is probably an illustration of civil serv;ce reform I He saw last fall that if Packard was elected he would get no place here, and forthwith disclosed his geographioal poti tics by announcing himself a D mocrat in Lou isiana and taking the Republican stump for Hayes in Ohio. The P esident said in his in augural, "appointments are not to be made as rewards for partisan services," and in the in stance I show, I suppose, he "returns to the principles and practices of the founders of the Government." [ Phis seemed to amuse Pitkin hugely.] .--Were Warmoth and aheridan the sale movers agains sou? Marshal-Oh! no; the paramount influence was Stanley Matthese, I suspect. He had no in terest in Wharton as they had, but he had an. other rea-on. When that gentleman of eclectic politic, ran for the Snpate last spring I was at Washington and qui tly ailed to furnish a bomb to Judge Taft'- hands. Had it reached Oolauo bus a day esarlir, the demoralized Matthews would have been beaten; as it was, he received but one majority. Matthews is now an M. C. and his probable claim of right to seek his revenge in a $tata other than his own is as qnes'ioaable as little Sheridan's to requital here, where he bass neither residence nor repute, for campaign ser vices in another State. But this comically illun trates Hayes' inaugural statement that "ap p:intments are not to be made merely on the nominations of members of Congress" ( Liuth ing). I concludo that an M. C. from ou'side Louisiana or at long range is entitled to a meas ure of respect li.stuLCtly denied to an M. C. of her own. R.--But didn't the Ba ler letter hurt you? Marshal--N), it did m good *nl every other Republican. Un, if you mean, did it hurt my teuure of this bureau, I presume it dig. It.--Yin don't stem to feel badly about going out ~Iarsa.al-I oerlainly don't feel burdened witia woe. I take oat all the self-respect I brought in here, surrender nothing, and have my freedom to do what I could not do affirmatively while I remained here. R.-Are you going North soon? Marebal-I am, for a few weeks. R.-To Washington ? Marshal-Yes, among other points; but not to the White House (smiling). I am not after an other office, you may count on that. I have quite different matters in view. IR.-May I inquire what? Marshal-You may, but I sh.anewer. I 16ave this office as I meant to I removed *holly without cause, except so' the Presl dent stands by a bargain. To I use I am not a party. I was indebted to aniiher President and a Senate for my tenure, and I felt under no obligation to relieve Mr. Bayes from embarrass ment by coanstructively confessing malfeasance by a resignati n at his request. My title as a public servant is older and, perhaps, better than his own. R.-Didn't you reorganize the Republican par ty for the last election ? Marshal-I had certainly more to do with it than an; other Republican. Mr. Hayes would not have received the vole he did but for my ceaseless energy from September, '75, to Nevem ber, '76, in getting our ranks into dirciplinn. I see the President. after profiting by the services hereof certain Federal olicers,suddenly concludes that offisers shouldn't engage in political work. As the electoral vote of L nisirns reseoued him from defeat, it is a public misfortune that he didn't advert to their chaste duty in his letter of sc 'eptance I Bit it has b en determined to break down Packard, and myself as his friend. Pack ard telegraphed Heorcetry Sherman my removal would be an "outrage," and the .eoretary gave it at once to the President. Not lees than two thousand solid citizens have urgently "remon strated against any change." R.-What are Wharton's claims ? Marshal-Claims? Deune take me if I know. Oh, yes, his friend Maddox said last winter be fore the Knott committee at Washington that he was "the brains of the Republican party l" Wharton will have a dry~ ime in this place while he remains-tbe courts are about closing to re open in November-so he widl not have to per. spire hard. In Oc'ober his nomination will go to the Senate and then I R.-What then? Marshal (laughing)-I shall unload. Not to regain the office, for I don't, want it, but to do a duty. I owe my party much, Mr. Hayes nothig, even were I to remain in office. You needn't ask me any more about that. R.-What do you think of Hayes' policy? Marshal-What I told him-my reasons will appear later. Was he elected to arrest or pro mote a "solid Snubh?" And why should we apo'ogize for the sixteenth resolution of our last national platform, wherein we arraigned the Demw.cracy ? The President removes the troops the moment he gets impoverished Packard men bought over to Nicholls, but he brings them back as commander-in-o'.'ef the moment they are wanted for a Nicholls' thanksgiving procession at the head of the White Leage Evartse pleaded before the Electoral Commisslon in mellow terms for "these poor p:ople of Louisiana, made victims of the conbitution if the Federal power leaves them to the fate from which the State strove hard to save them," and which Mr. Patton, your Democratic chairman, pro ised in his circular "You cannot convince a negro's reason." Rr. Hayes himself indulged in a pathetic weep over the poor col,red man whose votes be now f.rgets he got, and less of them. too, than did Goy. Packard. The British Foreign Secretary has already de manded inquiry into the murder of MoOlellmn, a British enutjct, in Mississippi, but the murder of the American Chisholms is of no ccserquencel Didn't our last national platform "impera tively demand a Chief Exeoutive whose courage and fidelity shall not falter until these results (complete liberty and exact equality) are placed beyond dispute or reca'i?" Toey are certainly placed beyond recall for the present herel A colored voter said to me the other day, with grim humor, "Ain't that Tilden President now?" From the middle of February down to this hour a continuous barter has been in progress, and Louisiana and Bouth Carolina were not the only commodities. Mfr. E. A. Burke, of the Dem ocratic cabal, reaohed home from Washington on the 6th of March, and said to you, Mr. Re porter, as appeared later in the New Orleans Times, '-the people of the State and city must not be Impatient or imprudent-merely watch and wait." And the promise intrusted to him to convey here was kept. Several other Southern Democrats carry mortgage deeds in their pockets. Why, the German Gazette here, whose editor is a Democratic member of the Nicholls Legisla ture. said editorially on the 81st nit., "the Com mission that was sent here by Hayes came to play the part of a procurer and did play that dise graceful part. * * * He waited six weeks before he removed the troops from Fort Pack ard, and only after the members of the Packard Legislature had been induced to come over to our side through the intervention of the Commis sion. "Itwas only when the Packard body had broken no, and the price of the deserters was paid, that the troops were removed to their barracks below the city. Men may love treason, but still they. hate the traitor. Mr. Hayes and his cimminsiin may have done us some service in this dirty transaction, but respectable men would not have abetted it." There is testimony from Nicholls' own Legislature, and by one of Nicholls' own friends. I could give other and Democratic an thority, if I chose. Do you think I feel any annoyance now be cause, as the New York run remarks. ' there was a bargain, and Pttkin was sold out?" I think I can comfortably stand it. The trade is not over yet. Key said over the Union soldier's graves, at Chattanooga, the other day, that he stood where he had always stood, and had surrendered not a jot of his old principles. So with me, though his principles and mine are decidedly at variance. I can't ask amnesty for beinor a Republican or for having been born here rather than in Ohio. I have labored hard and done my duty. I shall not hesitate to do it outside of the marshalahip as a zealous Republican. R.-How about Kennedy, Stamps and Newman writing that letter yesterday at Washington in behalf of Wharton ? Marshal--Oh, three of them left here self. avowed Pitklin men. Dumont, I am certainr, can't be bought. He ?e a noble, eterling friend. Whar ton has rendered their race so much service, they are doubtless grateful (emiling). ltamps came to me just before he left and apologized for hav ing unwarrantably stated in his committte. upon information, that I had no colored employee. The Fair Grounds Yesterday. There were grand doings yesterday ev .ng at the Fair Grounds under the anspices of Lafay ette Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 and Creole Steam Engine Company No. 9. The delightful weather aiding, a large crowd was in attendance, and the time ppi d away pleasantly with the bass ball match and the pony and truck races. When the sLadocs of evening darkened the outward prospects and put a stop to the field sports, youth and beauty assembled on the platform where, in gay 1'erpeichorean mazes, under the sly but benign looks of the wandering stars, they made night lovel? with gay laughter and the beautiful movements of the dance. Short Items. The perfumes of a dead horse are annnyieg the residents of Robertson street, near Common. A charge of larceny caused Damec3 Brunico to be incar'erated in the HIarbor Station. Mary Ann Morton was prevented froa attend ing church :-unday, because Pinkey Fulton had her locked up in the Third Precinct Station on a charge of larceny. Geo. Ardell and Peter Hassion dreamed they slept iPl marble hdals, but woke up and found themselves in the Third Station, charged, from information received, with ith robbery of $27. Saturday evening Officer Miller shot and killed a dog at the corner of Jackson and Laurel streets, the aniaal having bitten a child seven years old. Baby show and children's fancy dress btll at the Ladies Pete Champetre, Carrollton Gardens, this Sevening. AT THE TARGETS. Yesterday at Frogmoor and the New Or leans Rifle Club Grounds. Frogmoor, where the members of the Creecelt City Rifle club congregate on Bundays for prao tioe, that being their only leisure day, yesterday presented a most animated appearance. More than the usunalnumber of visitors were present, and more than ordinary intereat was taken in the sport. The day was very bright, a few leisurely cirrus clouds floated overhead, but the pure blue otherwise was not hidden, the wind was fresh and variable, and the light clear, the thermometer had fallen several degrees since Saturday, and altogether, leaving the variable wind out, the day was delightful to sportsmen. The second competition for poeltions on the club team took place, in which Lent. E. F. Per rillinx participated for the first time. The fol lowing Is the score : DUDLEY ELPIII. 800yds..8 4 5 5 5 4 55 5 8 5 4 4 4 3-66 900 yds..2 54 55 3 55455 2 5 5 5 -5 1000yds..55 4 552 32 5 35 55 5-64-195 MAJOR WDM. AMSR. 800yds.. 55555555455535-70 900 yde.. 55 4 4505 545455 -60 1000 yde..3 3 3 4 5 4 5 5 4 3 4 4 0 2 4-53-189 ('Or.. JOHN OLYNN, JR. RO8 yd-..5 4 5 5 54445 3 5 4 5 5-65 900 yde..3 4 3 5 3 5 454 5 5 4 8 4 5-,;2 1000yds.. 5 3 5 5 5 5 3 5 4 5 3 3 33-09-188 JOHN K. RENAUD. 80Oyds..55 554 55 4 554 5 35-68 900 vds..5 0 4 55 54 4 4 3 2 5 3 5 2-56 100 yds..3 2442445835553 4--56-180 R. 0. EYIICH. 8O yds..3 4544553 5 5 4 5-62 0 34yds. 34545354 30 5 5-57 1000 yds..054 3 4 35 4 54 3 35 52-55-174 JAS. BUCKLEY. 800 yds..5..4 4 3 24 6 058343-51 1000yds..5 2 3 3 5 2 5 5 43 2 54 8-54-163 L. 11. DA PINTE. 800yde..3 25 5 445 5 4554553-64 000'yde..4 0 5 3 5 3 4 4 0 5 0 8 5 8 5-49 1000yds..283 5235 3 3 3 0 3 23-44-157 0. T. MANNING. 800 .. 0 0 0 0 005 3 4 53 5 45--3 900yda..4 545552 5 24352 3 2-50 1000 yds..2 4 4 2 4 3 2 00 0 0 0 02-31-121 LIEUT. E. F. PERILLOUX. 800yde..0 2 23 0 5220 84 5 3 3-31 9)0yds..4 20 3 002 35 020-29 1000 yde. .0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 0 0 2-12- 75 The practice between Lieutenant Adam's and Sergeant Baker'sd team, of the Washington Ar tillery, followed at two hundred yards, with mili tary rifles, with the following result : L. A. Adam........ 19 M.Banisler........ 8 D. Cobb............. 7 Pam Fitzhugh .... 6 J. M. Henderson.... 10 B. S. Leathers.... 10 Gray............ 27 Hy. Florence...... 16 Quinna.............. 3 fy. Dupre........ 20 H. H. Marks........ 11 - Total............ .............. ......137 Alf. T. Baker........ 2 H. N. Baker...... 12 Simpson............ t Creswell........... 22 E. L. Maher'........ 6 L Barring r...... 8 J. M. Harvey........ 2 Zeigler............ 10 P. Michel, Jr........ 4 A. A. Yates, Jr.... 10 Black................ - Total ......... .................. 93 Alf. T. Baker, having hit "nowhere" the often est, he was the recipient of the time-honored leather medal. THE NEW ORLEANS RITLE CLUP. This organization, the oldest in rifle shooting here, assembled rin full force yesterday at their park, on the Metairie Ridge, and fine sport was the roturn for the visit. One of the most spirited contests in the annals of the club for the Presi dent's badge occurred, and it was only after a severe struggle that Dr. C. Beard captured the trophy, now for the fifth time. The Doctor's success yesterday makes this handsome prize his property, according to the condicions under which it was contested for. The State champion badge tral is the n'r. event on the tapis, and will doubtless bring out all our crack shots next Sunday. Those who de sire to see a sample of New Orleans marksman ship ought, by all means, to attend the club grounds on this occasion, for the prize is well worth winning and the o mpetitors are no be ginners with globe sights and wind gauges. A DOUBLEI CHARGE. Why Lizzie npalding Left Cincinnati for New Orleans. Some time during the month of last May a Mrs. Mason, of Cincinnati, was robbed in that city of a box containing $83 in currency, a lady's gold watch and chain, a gold ring and a breastpin. It was supposed at the time that there were two white women and a negro man connected with the theft. The Cincinnati detectives worked the case up, and arrested a white woman named Claude, and the negro man. A third party, a white woman named Lizzie Spalding, evaded arrest by jumping the town and coming to the Crescent City. The detectives of this city were notified, and instituted search for Lizzie, but she covered up her tracks so we:l that th y failed to arrest her. Saturday evening Vincent Brooks alias George Wdlliami Mary Brooks, his wife, and OJphronia Hill, all three colored, and a white woman, LIZZIE SPALDING, were arrested and locked up in the Central" Sta tion, charged with disturbing the peace. As soon as Lizzie entered the station Sergeant Ryan recognized her as the woman wanted in Cincinnati. He interviewed hir and she denied being implicated in the Cincinnati robbery, but said she received a box from Cincinnati but sent it back the day after receiving it, and did not even open it to see WHAT IT CONTAINED. Sergeant Ryan armed himself with a search warrant and searched the room in which Lizzie has been residing since her sojourn in New Orleans. In the room, wh:ch is in the house No. 121 Franklin street, he found a letter which had been sent to Lizzie from a man in Cincinnati. The letter informed her that Mrs. Mason bad received her box, and also informed het (Lizzie) that she hal better stay as liDg as she could in New Orleans, for should she return to Cincinnati she would be arrested. From the contents of this letter Sergeant flyan preferred an additional charge against Lizzie, of being a fugitive from justice from the State of Ohio. Baby show and children's fancy dress ball at the Ladies' Fete Champetre, Carrohton Gardens, this evening. For a Worthy Cause. The weather Saturday having prevented the continuation of the fete champetre at the Car rollton Gardens by the ladies of Calvary Church, the charming fete was postponed until this even ing, and will close positively on Tuesday evening. Among the attractions some of the members of the "Jontraband Children" will appear in several of their quaint comicalities, and there will be dancing as usual afterward. Referring to the "Contraband Children," it oc curs to us that the card published in the DEMO CRAT by the president of the "Contraband Chil dren" is so worded as to possibly lead to misun derstanding. The announcement that "the mem bers of the 'Contraband Children"' wou.d per form at the fete was in, oceutly made by the man agers of the entertainment, and should have read some of the membrds of the "Con traband Children." On the other hand, the card of the president of this deserving association shou!d be explained. Its publication, as we unds-retand it from one of the prominent members of the associat o, was due to the flot that the ContrabalOd khiloure, I having agreed among themelves bs give two Ferformanees only annually for the benefit of charitablq Institutions (the extent of their abill ties), they have been eompelled to refuse several appliostions for seistsane. TIp announcement, there'ore, that they would, an associatlon, lend their aid to Oalvary uCh placed them in an equivocal position and prompted the card allude d to. However, the entertainment to-night will receive the assistance of several of the best pertrrmers of the club, and, s we sincerely hope, will add to the attraction of the fte. Good people will make a note of this. SOUTHERN NEW(. Louisiana. Small-pox prevails at I.fourhe landing, par:sh of Lafourche. The glanders has broken out among the males and horses in Natohitoohes. The United States Marshal is still engaged in seizing logs on the Oaloaslen river. Water is soarce in Honma cis orns, and bae on water is sold around town at fifty cents a barrel. Rt. Charles Church, otherwise known as the "Red Church," in St. Charles pacrib, was com pletely destroyed by fire during the night of May 80. A young Cuban, eighteen years old, named Louis Blaleo, was drowned last Thursday while bathing in the river in front ot Bovre's residence, in the parish of 8;. James. A large number of laborers have arrived at Alexandria to work on the New Orleans Pacific Railroad. They were vlaced at work at once-be tween Lecompte and Bayou Huff Power. Whiting, a cotored man from (leorgis, but now a resident of Thiodenx, was admitted to praoiceo before the District Court of the La fourche distr:ot. The Natchitoches Record, started only a few weeks ago as an independent raper on the ruins of the late Natohitoehes Bepublican, has already sueaspended. It promises, however, to resume in September. Two rafts went into the Bonnet ('arre crevasse last Monday, entailing on the poor swampers a loss of about 1500. These accidents are cf daily occurrence, and have almost paralyzed rafting, which was once a thriving industry. The City Council of Baton Rouge has instructed the City Attorney to enjoin the Tanning Company from estiblishing its tannery in the locality se lected, on the ground that several citizens claim that it is a nuisance. There was a bloody rencounter In Many on last Baturday week between W. H. Holloway and Chap Cole; the latter received some very severe blows, one breaking the bridge of the nose, and two bad cuts with the jaws of a knife on the lower lip. Holloway ha, a preliminary examination before Judge J. O. Armstrong and was placed under a bond of S1t00. The following night the jail door was broken and Ho loway set at liberty. The selection for a parish seat in Livingston parish takes place next month. All the old ani mosities of the different claiman's to the parish seat have been re-aroised. There are three claimants to the position-Port Vincent, Spring field and the centre of the parish. Springfield has formed a compromlse with the centre of the parish by which the latter will be selected as the parish seat, and expects next year to move it on to bpringfield. Misslsstppl. Rain on Friday all through Mississippi. Col. Jones has retired from the Woodville Re publican. J. W. Shattuck, Esq., has charge oi it. Holly Pprings Reporter, May 80: Two compa nies of the 3d United States Infanty arrived here on the 29th inst. Major Pa ker is in command. They have taken q arters at the barracks, and are likely to remain during tLe summer and fall. The Choctaw Leader Is determined to keep its readers posted in regard to the affair, of the nation. The issues of that paper dated May 25 and June 2 both contain the inaugural address of President Hayes, delivered on the 5th of last March. (ten. J. Z. George, Chairman of the Demo cratic State Executive Committee, has notified the members of that committee to meet in Jack son on the 20th inst., for the purpose of fixing a date for holding a St:te Convention and the transaction of other business. The funeral sermon and Masonic services of John W. Gully, who was the unfortunate victim of a polioei assassination in Kemper county, were held in that county a few days since. The at tendance was the largest ever known in the county; over a thousand persons present. It is claimed that there is an extensive clan of horse thieves in Missisispp. They have head quarters somewhere in Pontotoc county, and they also have stopping and places of exchsage within twepty miles of Oxford, Misaissippi, and thirty miles of Oakland; also, at Calbonn and somewhere west of Sardis, Mssissippi,and Helena, Arkansas. Tuey have been doing a big business lately in DeSoto county. After the horses are stolen one of the gang appears on the field, and representing himself to be a detective, offers to r!cover the stolen horses for one third their value. Last Sunday night, about 9 o'clock, Pat Baker and his cousin were shot and kiled at Hender son's Landing, forty-five miles above Vicksburg, by Joseph Fortner, while they were aboard of the latter's fishbust. Fortner then threw their bodies overboard and fled, and is still at large. He is a rather slenderly beuilt man, about six feet high, with an aquiline nose, and shows his teeth very plain when speskin". Last year he made a crop on Capt. Monnt's place, Buck Ridie, Tenses parish, and is well known throughout that imme diate section. One hundred dollars reward will be paid for his apprehension, and any informs tion that will lead to his arrest will be thbankfully received by Capt. A. Rhoton, Henderson's Land ing, Louisiana. Texan. The telegraph line from Waeo to Cleburne is about compieted. The municipal canvass at Austin Is growing ex citing. Waco claims that she will not owe a dollar at the end of the year. English cherries grow very finely in Comanche county. Preparations are being made to incorporate the town of San Marose. Dallas has sent the first sack of flour to Gal. veston. It was sold at auctton Freay, for the benefit of St. Mary's (Oatholic) Orphan Asylum, It is estimated that two millions of buffalo hides a'e awaiting ashipment from the trading points west ot Dallhs. Missouri. Kansas and Texas engineers have commenced the survey for a railroad to ran from Dennieon to Mineola. Considerab!e numbers of movers are pessing through Bonham on their way West, and are drving sa great many cattle with theu. 1 he ma jority of them are from Arkansas and the sandy country in Eastern Tesse. Gordon, who married the eolore l woman at Galveston the other day, couldn't face his former acquaint nees. He lefs the city n disguise and disgrace. Gordon is quite wealthy, and had previonusly stood very high socially. The train killed six horses one night last week about six miles from Tailorsvlle. It seems that the horses became frightened at the train and tried to run across a bridge, when they were overtaken and cut to pieces by the train. Some of their heade were out off, others had their legs taken off and some were wedged between the oross ties. Oallahan City, county site of Callahan county is l"oattd in the midst of a prairie-dog town, and it is nip and tuck between the two classes of in habitants which will run the other off. Tne prairie dogs have powerful auxiliaries in the rat tlesnakes and polcats that share their homes with th.m. .. .. .- .41cd . .. . . Drevttces. The Carondelet and st. Charles Street Railroad Compmny have inaugurated smoking care. The next improvement will be iery steeds. Rip Van Winkle would csndidly "soawear on" again, but two new paper men, who h ive sworn off for three monthb. grantesob obter "furloughe" to take a drink. Some people call this a ano.:.a. tebhnicary.