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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF TEE STATE OF LOUISIANA. VOL. I1---NO. 180. NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, JUNE 18, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. i)OMESTIC NEWS. A TERRIBLE MTORIM AT MEMPHIN. Wulidings, Steamboats, Ete., Badly Dam aged by the N4orm. (Hpecial to the Domocrat.] MEMPum, June 17.--About 7 p. m. a severe storm of wind and rain passed over the city, demolishing signs and damaging buildings in course of eretion. The haif of the roof on the Cumberland Presbyterlan ('huorch was blown off. The front walls of a number of small brick buildings oil .Jefferson street were blown out. The steanmers Phil Allen, ('oa honia and O(sceola Belle, lying at, the wharf, parted 4heir lints and floatei down the river. The Phil Allen was blown against the bank on the east stile of the river; unin jured. The Ctahonitt kept iin mill-st~r'n. itn id wee overtaken by l igs and Iirought baick. Tho Oscoola Mello grownlei ont It ar on the Arkansas side, below the cit y. Her ehiminiys were blown down. 1reoking through the iipper d'cks and (itherwis' mlain aging her. The river is rising rnphilly. and tugs are t. work, and it is believel she will he got ill before morning. TilE LEXINGTON IIACFN. They Promise to be the Most Pncressful Races Ever Held in Kentucky. [Hpr'ial to the itnmoirat.l laxtirrotN, .luile 17.- The trotting races will cotimneito here next Tuesday and ceon tinue four days. The purwss have all been fuiled. Horses and strangers are arriving daily. The tnwk will be in line condition and the rnats promise to he the most successful over hild in Kentucky. The following stabltc are represented: from Edgehillt. Col. West's 2from Frankfort, Major Mcl)owell's and It. P. Ilepple's; from Ver sallies, Macuy Brothers'; from Danville, Brucet ; froni iiarroslshurg, Bowman's; from Ruoitelville, Hully's; froti 'ynthiana., WilI sito's anti MceGitbotts; front Ihrxington, Tra cy's, 1)r. Price's, OITut's, ('rib Davis'., John T. Jonis's. i)r. llarris's and It. Straderit. (RIMES AND CASUALTIES. MURDER AND SUICIDE. An Illinolsan Murders His Wife and Kills Himaself In a Fit of Drunken Rage. Special to the I)emoerat.l (IUInAto, Jini 17. Fred Hendricks, a wealthy fanner living in the vicinity of Old town, McLetn county, Ill., fifty years of age, In a fit of drunken rage Friday night, shot iit wife, to whom he had ieen married 'twenty-tive years. It tpptars that he hail / long been an unfaithful htttuntt, and re turned home from Bloomington about desk, bringing with hiln a girl whom he toli his wife was to supply her plue in the house. To a remark she made in answer to this, he kicked her, then drew a revttlvor and mmotnitteiel shooting at her. She ran inward the gate and fell, weltering in blood. His hired min. named Daley, witnessed the whole affidr, but. deterred by fear from stopping it, hl comtmui nicated with the nhightors, who begun a search for Hendricks, and at 7 o'clock next morning found his dead todly lying besideo a hay stack, a quarter of a mile from town. with a bullet hole through ils forehead and a hand grasping the revolver with which he had murdered his wife. struck by L'ghining. [Special to the Deonncrat.] COLUtMnus, 0., June 17.- Peter ()'Brien and Roger Donahue were killed by lightning yes terday evening while standing under a tree, about four miles south of this city, seeking shelter during ai heavy thunder stor-n. O'Brien's boots were badly torn by the light ning and a slight contusion foutl on his breast. The heel of Donahueit left. hoot was torn off, but nit mark ott lis hotly was found. Both were unmarried mttin. T'rh ligltting also struck several buildings lit this city. No serious damage, hiwover, r-ltsiii. A Four Thousand Dollar Breach of Prom Ice. lSpoe'lnl to the Demo'rat.] M1LTWA1TKEE. June 17. In the tase of Ail gusta Fisher vs. W lcome W. Kirby, in the Circuit Court yesterday, the jury found damn ages for the plaintiff In the siini of four thousand dollars. The complaint was for seduction and breach of protmie. Kirby Is the son tf a prtmtinetnt citizen here. Wrecked by Wheat. [Special to ithe Democrat.I MILWAUKEE, June 17.-RindskoiT & Tenny, wheat lirokers and spculatimtors. have faileti toI meet their Iiabiiltiemi, varittusly estiomatod at from L$2O,000 to $3(t,000. CAPITAL NEWS. The Freneh MisInon. [Special to the Democrat.] WASHINOTON, June 17.-Gen. Novi.< ap pointment as Minister to France will date from July 1H. He will sail about August 1, being requested to reach Paris not later than August 20. FOREIGN NEWS. THE TROIDLE WITH TalE CANADA INDIAN'. The Indians Fled to the Woods and De termined to ReqIat Arrest. [Special to thl Democrat] MONTREAL, June 17.--The provincial police reached Oka at noon yesterday and proceed ed to the Catholic school-house. Not an In dian is to be seen about Oka. A report says they fled to the woods on the approach of the police. Another account affirms that they are secreted in an upper village, armed and de termed to resist any attempt to arrest them. Rev. Mr. Parent, Protestant missionary at Oka, is endeavoring to pacify the Indians. It is said that the Indians have decided to ap peal direct to the Dominion Government and demand an inquiry into their causes of griev ance. The cause of the burning of the church re inains a mystery. The officers of the District Royal Lodge of Orangemen call on the members of the lodge not to join any body of 1men who may propose to proeed to Oka in any outsile organization of Individuals, without the an thority of the lodge, however much they may sympathize with the opprisseil Indians. hut. to await, the decision of the courts. STERNAL PUNIPiIMIMNT. A Quarrel Among the Canadian Preimy lerlans Concerning It. Isperhal to the Democrat.l HALIFAX, .iulln 17. -Tho McDonbll case wits disiuisi d in the Presbyterian Assembly yes terday and thLi day before. I)r. Topp, of Toronto, moved by resolution that Mci)onill be required to answer categor lenlly the questions respecting his position on Cho doctrine of eternal punishment. hi motion wits carried by 174 to 82. Mi I)oniel doiliniei to make a further stati nu'nt Lhau he had previously submithyl1, to the effect that hre held no opinion it var~ianor with thL j confession of faith. II( reiluelt eii tie Assembly to instruct the 1'rombytery of 'ITorinlito to frame It libel aglinsi h1n1. G.EORGsE IV'S WIFE,. The Ntory of Mrs. Fitzherbert's lIarriacq. [N. Y. H$un,] We copied the otlher d4ty from t he New Or leans Democratit alittle pnragraiphsitntingtfat, (ken.Ord, now in ommnnand of the IUnitlA State44 forces oil the Rio (4 rinde, is it grnd son of George IV, and the "actr44,' I nru. Fitzherhort, to whom he wits married Ihy it "(atholie" priest, Willie he w1 s Prince I - gent; that a son was born of this mairringe, and was consigned to the cari of a tutor named Ord,whohrought hint Lo this country; that this son, who took the name of his tutor, married a Virginia or Marylnnd Ilay, by whom he had two sons. one of whom is (.en. Ord, the other being now a judge In (alifor ida. There 1A4 only oe fait in I his s!. or " t hat, is true which Is that. (George IV. (while Print' of Wales, marrled Mrs. Fitzht'rbert. $tte was never an actress, nor in any way connectetl with the stage. thi wits of 4 itonitan I atholie family nametl inythe; if Irre' roiihnble character, considerable beauty. and a very 1.miable disposition. At the tints of it' first. acquallintaitetl witil the Prince of Wales sh1e wits it youlg widow, sincerely atttched to her religion, aniI not, lIkely to change it. for w114 Id ly advancemnent. In 17414 the Prince, thon under twenty-live. fell dl'sI trati ly in love with her. 11H was not at t lint t.itme Prince Regent. IHy the law of England he could not contract any marriage without the consent of Parliament, and lip could not, marry A t omtit Catholic without forf'iting his right. to the crown. To avoid the Priiie't importunities Mrs. Fitzherbert retired to the coit innt. and remained abroad 11 year. 114 wrot4 to her constIntly, and in December, 17445, she re tiurnl' to London and consented to mar'ry hint. The Prinee. to the great dissatisfnettlio of his father, King George lot, had ntt~othed himself 14ersoinally and Io'it ically to '1a4les tames lox the gr at Wi ig leader. Hearing that, Mrs. Iitzhir~ber~t had returned, and that, the marriage was likely tot4ake plume, Fox wrote to the Prince it manly and sensible lettert remonstrating against, the marriaigge pointing out its illegality, warning hint .tt if thero were children from the marriago they woltd he illJigitimateu, and that the eountry woult he exposed to the danger of it disputel i snteersign to the throne. It Is quite 'er4t4ain hint the l'rince cout t not have Ihowi' this letter 1o Mrs. Fitzhetrhert; but he und4 11144 following answer tt Mr. Fox: "CARLETON;+ HOUSE: Doe. 11 1575, 2 o'ctoik Sunday morning. " t1; Ikte'r ('etrdst-Your letter of last night afforded me more true satisfaction than I can finds words to express, as it is an additional proof to et, which I assure you I4did not want, 4f your having that true regard and affection for mn which it is not only the wish, but the ambition of miy lift' to merit. Make yourself tay.5 111my dear frietd; helievet h t he, a t.1 world will1 now soon be convinced that there not only is not., butt never was any ground for thes4 reports whih of late have )tcon sou444l t'volently circulated." Whille he was thus misleading Mr. Fox the Prince was devising means of acorinplishtng the marriage. Mrs. Fitzherbert was n virtuous woman, and any other relation than marriage was out of the question. One day, while Mr. olines, a ilergymnan, intimate with Fox and his friends, was dining with Lord North, he r'eceiveil an invitation to sup that evening with the Prince of Wales. Lord North Iisok him aside and told himn that the Prince would prohally ask hiin tai perfortm the marriage ceremony. 'T'his turned out to le true, but Mr. Johnes refusel tocom lywith the Prince's request. Nevertheless the mar riage took place. very sexetly, on the 21st of I)eeewnter, 1785. '1 he rni'rnnaiily wiis not, perfor'rned i y li Roman Catholic priest, hut, ivy ' Protestant clergymani. Nix ypentlenei werei present, and two of them signed the miilrralnge certifliate as witnesses. One of theim was the uncli and the other the brother of Mrs. Fitzherbert. Any scruples which she ir her friends milht have felt were overcome in this way. By the dieirees of the Council of Trent: whIch are the law of the Roman Cath olte (church, marriago is valid In countries where t he authority of the Council of Trent is not acknowledged, even if it is not per furned by iL Roman Catholic priest. This marriage, utterly void by the English law, was sanctioned by the law of Mrs. Fitzher bert's church, and she believed that she could, without scruple live with the Prince of Wales as her husband; and she did so privately. But it is certain that there never was any issue of the marriage. In the spring of 1787 it was announced in the House of Commons that an application would le made to Parliament to pay the Prince of Wales' debts. A member (Mr. Rolle) rose and said that if sunrch i motion wais made he would move the previous question, as the prioposal "involved matter by which the constitution both In church andi $tatA' mrl tht be injuriously affected." Everyhody uni erstao(l thiisto allude to the rumors of the Prince's private marriage. On a succeedling day, Fox denied the marriage in the House, 'in point of fact as well as law." "The fact, ' he said, "not only never could have happened legally, but never did happen in any way whatsoever, and had been from the I eginning iL base and malicious false hoisl.'' On being questioned, he de il Irid that "he had direct authority for what he said." The next (My a gentleman of Foixs acquaintance said to him ut Briooke's club house, "I see by the papers, Mr. Fox you have denied the fact of the mar riage of the Prince with Mrs. Fitzherbert. You have teen misinformed. I was present at that marriage." In the interval between Mr. Rolle ' threat and Mr. Fox's declaration, t tie Prince had told Fox a deliberate lie. Fox lliiiinc that he had been duped, renounced] the Prince's acquaintance, and diii not speak to hint for more than a year, and although he afterward associatent with hire personally, iiii acted with him and for hint politically, lie never aga~in trusted the word of the Prince of XWales. Mrs. Fitzherticrt, whoi was made to believe that Fox had denieid her marriage while knowing all about it, never afterward spoke to im.. Fox could not retract the de clatratiioi tie hail nmate in the House oif Ciiri mans without exposing the Prince to the dan ger of losinga the crown. The marriage, of course never was acknowI edged; but the strangest part of this affair is that no one in England ever doubted that it had taken p lace. Mrs. Fitzherbert was re-' irar'ded. as long as she lived, by sonic niem hers of the royal family as a lady who had in fact been married to the Prince of Wales, and º she was treated with a certain respect on thatt account. The subsequent marriage of the t Prine to the Priness Caroline of Iirunswiek, his separation from her, the renewal of hie relation with Mrs. Fitzhurbert, and his sucond de ertion of her, moake up the rest of this sin fular history. If the man hart bcon anylrdly lut a Priner, he would have boon indletal for bigamy, and the penittAntiary would have been th ! nd of him. As to the fact that this marriage was with out issue, there is the most conclusive authority. Earl Rtuissuli, in hits "Lifo of Fox," cloves his chapter on the subjeut as follows: "Fortunatei for the nation the marriage of the Prince of Walbs and Mrs. Fitzhiertrrt was not cursdl with issi'. Had a son biun born fronm this marriage, a disputed, or at least a doubtful sureuesson must have trun the re sult; for the lnman Catholic suihjuts of the crown were sound to believo in the validity of the marriage, and they imight have disputed the binding nature of an act of 1'arliarrent, witch sot asidiithe legitimate issue of a reign ing King. Mr. Fox luiu done no rnnre than fits duty in pointing out these perilis to the t'rinie of Wales; but he' did so at, the risk of losing the favorof tim Prince, and of inciirring the iisting resentment of his victim.'' 'There is a scoiel to this singintr storry which Eor rIussnnll dii nots tell. Ini 1512 asr notion for a lihlu was tiril in the Court of King's lench, fi which it a-irs cilarly proved that the 'rinre of Wales huld, for twenty yenrrs, iwni an irnnuity to a former editor of tho Morninirg 10t (it ipluintifl' in lihei etionl for suirprtrssirig si-e lth i's. which hliat, inlifnir had thriitened to iublish, relating to tire rii'nui's inar riage witfh Mi's. Fi ii'hirbiit.. 'the itefenitni in thic sioon was sihe for ia, libel, consisting inl a. nhiargi turnt the fioner editor of ihi Alturning 1i.si, afterwaad i a iag istrate in tihi county of SlITiolk. had oirn 5gity.of obtaining and reneiv'irng hush money ironr fie l'riine of Wirtes. 'h're defei'ant pliaued, and proved te. flue itihiargu wash rue, inn the jury gave him ri vewilit. The pay runt of the innuitf' was distinrily trnenif tihrouigh sivernl persons to the i'r'irsurr'r of of the f Juihy of (orniwaill, ine of the l'riin's flleurs. TWO QUEER ACCIDEN re. TUe Result of Earthquake, at gsa on ahips. [N. Y. Tribune.] Tho art~hquako theory promlitI's to It as groat, i convoenienoo to navigators its t.o nov Plistt of thi California school. Tho offil rs of the Paftiflo Mail tatAinthtp City of San Francisco l'ontond that at thel Iinto of thel earthquake' thattlestroyed lqulg uI nn rho Po( rlivian coast thorn was an npheaval of rho suHmarini rnof on which tihe vessel striuk. Tho naval oilllers ati A uittilo enttnrtain the Hiaoo theory, and ti tl' Pntrits on I ho log-hook of Lhi 11nitaltI Statts utnitit shit Laikitwanna in the sumo harbor are ilted iin proof of the astertion t hnt thorn wore a it groat. mnany big tidal waves with tirenighst- beh'ind tahnm atout, thl' thinto tli' stA'tonship wis wrtckttl. This view is iontitfirii iliri uhnily by al at toutnti which tlii Sprctitor putlihits of lhi wreik of lhi Itattntshit Knight. Tentjpinir unadr simtilar conditions in rho (lull of 'Tunis. Thi ship did not it ike tiho rotck; nay, thl' rook struck rho ship; and it most, have boo it roek from it Hitnarino volatno for thio vis sol was at It dist~ance' of ten mill's from the nearest, known Kropp of rooks. Tho shook was attompantt tlnity at rumbling noise attl by a sHethitg of thlHl sea Itito whit(' foam all round the ship, and though the ship wits not stdaifltl in her courtt, slo soHn hogian to 1ill, arnd hoad to ho staurviv to rho islandt of Glaliton, where the captain ran ill 'I n shore in it shal low place. ---------~**---- - AM MEUIENTM. OAt Gtova -The spintdid tocioty of St. Maurice, composed of the French residents of fat. ileriard parish, in the vicinity of the United etates barracks, and of the town of Versailles, were out yesterday in strong force, and with their handsome banners and flags paraded the streets of our city, led by a fine band of musos. The society then proceeded to Oak Grove Plantation, near the line of Nt. Bernard parish, where they and their numerous guests indulged in a gay fete champetre, the main feature in the evening being a grand ball, and in which young and old par ticipated to their hearts'content. The affair was a decided success, and we refer to it with the greater pleasure, knowing as we do how well the society will employ the profit, of the fete in be nevolent purposes. DELAigAfea PABK.-Home Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1, of the Siuth District, entertained their friends in regal style yesterday at the Dela chaise Grounds, as they always do whenever the anniversary of their organization takes place. There was genuine enjoyment for everybody, and everything went off in the pleasantoet way. TiE. YOtUNi LADIES AND GENTL3TIC NtI PtCNIf Magnolia Garden yesterday afternoon presented a pleasant eight to a seeker after the delightful. Under the afispices cf the Young Ladies and Gentlemen's Mutual Aid Association one of the most successful and pleasurable picnics of the season was given, at which every one seemed to thoroughly enjoy himself. fry twilight there was t fully two thousand guests in the garden, all of whom entered heartoy into tihe aprit of the oc casion, nt rendered the enjo}mnent mutual. AtcAZAf Filnptate.-At this lttle bijou of a variety theatre last evening tLere were present many ladies an-I gentlemen. who enjoyed the sparkling performance. loun. Mary Julien and Miles. Uudri and Dorel were the attractive fea tures of the evening. Unlike anything we have had here for many years, the Alcazar fills a void I now that all other rlanes of amusement are closed. The singing is excellent and the acting i vivacious. THE COLORED ORPHANS. -The Fair Grounds veste rday was well attended by both white and black, the occasion being the picnio given for the benefit of the Colored Orphan Asylum. The game of raquette was one of the prino pal fea. cures of the day and was hotly cuntested. The West Fellelana Murderer. James H. White, the West Feliciana murderer, now under sentence of death, was yesterday brought to this city by the sheriff of his parish for safe keeping, until the Governor shall have signed the warrant for his execution. White was incarcerated in the Central Police Station, and afterward taken to the Parish Prison and placed in the condemned cell. Personal. Capt. R. B. Matthews, of the Picayune, he who "does" the State-House, leaves the city this even ing for a pleasure trip to the East, and will "do" New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other cities. May his shadow grow larger by half dur ing his absence. Brevitles. A private telegram from Packard yesterday announced his safe arrival in Washington from which place, after a few days sojourn, be will proceed to New York ana thence to Maiue. -The tide of Chinese immigration has set in again. Over 3000 Chinaman landed at San Francisco during May, and more are coming. The anti-Coolie editors raise their hands in pious horror and groan unceasingly, "The land grabbers and the Mongolians," they ex claim, "are the ogres of California." "There will be revolution in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys." "Coolie labor is worse than the African slavery which it has cost the nation more than a mill on of lives and more than $4,000,000 to throw off." "The oppressed millions will be impelled to the last resort of revolution to redress their wrongs." Was the Chico massacre "the last resort of revolu tion ?" The editors need to be muzzled. LATE TREASURY DECISIONS. EXTRACTM OF INThRIRMT TO IMPORT RUN AND EXP4RfERRt. Matters Whilh Interest hlslp Owners, Agents, and all who Traneaat Euastoms Office Iusiness. For the infirmation of all importers, exporters, ship owners, agents, masters of vessels, customs brokers, and In fact all who have business trans. actions with the customs officers at this port, we append extracts of the "opinions" and "decie ions" of the Secretary of the Treasury, rendered during last month upon the construotlan to be given the acts of Congress relating to TARIFF, NAVIGATtoN, En'., the extracts selected being, of course, applicable to this port. ITAIN( I'OtRTS OF VECEleio. * * A Tie decisions of the department, as a general rule, have required vessels to bail from the port at which their papers are Issued, and this principle should be amnes.d to for the sake of uniformity, lint unless there be good reasons why it should not be dono, vessels may hail from a pert of delivery establishtee by law. * * OROITND OEMLOCK BARit FREE. Ground hemlock bark to be entered free, as per provision in the free list for marsh mallow. MAILINi VF$ICREL NOT iiEQITiiiEiD TO CARRY ilIOAT. * * * 8aieing vessels are not subject to the sections of the h-visod Htatutee which regulate the steamboat inspection service of tie United 8tates, and which require veseeld ear yiog pas sengers to be equipped with boats and apparatus to save life when exposd to danger. * * * IMPORTATIONS THROUGH THE MAIL. It appears from official reports received from various officers of this department that articles from foreign countries are frequently imported through the mail to the loss of the revenue. Such importations, with certain exceptions, are illegal, and the articles become subject to seizure anst forfeiture for a violation of the revenue laws. Collectors of customs will, therefore, seize all sueb packages (with the exception of those here. oafter specified) delivered to them under the ex isling regulations of the Postmaster (jeneral. If the importation be lees than fifty dollars in value, the collector will deliver the goods to the party entitled thereto, on payment of their ap praised value, to be acconote I for in the same manner as the proceeds of other forfeitures; and if of fifty dollars or more in vnlue, he will report the case to the department for special instruc tions. * * * * s A IMMEIITATE TRANSPORTATION OF FREE I1*)"Dt, * * * Merchandise utitled to froc entry can be entered for immediate transportation without appraisement. * Ii5o"IARG.E 01 HTEAMIRHIPH AT NInHT AND (O21 i'ElNNATION OF INMP'ioUroRA. Upon the entry or a steamship from a foreign port, a general order may be issued by the col. lector for the dischargo of the cargo on the dock, nuder the suporviaion of one or more inspectors, excopt goods which go into wardhouse of class 4. To continue the discharge of the cargo after sun. set, a special license must be obtained in accord auce with the provisions of seotion 2871 of the Itevised 8tatutes. Goode will be delivered from the docks by the inspector as fast as perrmits therefor are present ed, and such as are disfharged for which no delivery termit has b:en aeo, ived will be sent to the general order store. The collector may, at the request of the master agent or owner or the vessel, .flow goode landed, but not -permitted," to remain on the docks, at the sole risk of the owner of the vessel, not longer than forty-eight hour, from the time of their discharge, noon the production of evidence that the owner of the vessel assumes the risk of the goods allowed to remain, and agrees to pay the duties on any goods which may be lost by so remaining. This request must be made in writing to the col lector, and must state that, if the permi sion is granted, the good. will be at the tisk of the owner of the vessel; that he will pay all duties on goods which may be lost, and must be signed by the owner of the vessel or his agent duly authorized. The consent of the collector thereto must also be granted in writing. At the expira tion of the forty-eight hours, no permit for their delivery having been received by the inspector the collector shall send the goods to the general order store, and have the same weighed or gauged, If required. Inspectors assigned to the discharge of steam ships will be allowed extra compensation for ser vices rendered by them after sunset and before sunrise odly when night permits to discharge have been obtained. The amount of such extra compensation shall be fixed by the collector at a rate not exceeding ten dollars for each night's service of an inspec tor, and such compensation shall be paid to the Collector of Customn by the master, owner or agent of such steamship at the time of granting the permit to discharge at night. * * * Any inspector, or other officer of the customs, who shall receive ANY GRATUITY OR REWARD whatever, directly or indirectly, from an impor ter, or from tho masters agent or owner of any vessel will be summarily diemissed from the customs service; and the name of such inspector or other officer of the customs, together with the name of the importer, the master, owneror agent of such vessel making such payment, shall ho re ported by the collector to the district attorney ft r prosecution, under the provisions of sections 5451, 5452 and 1501 of the Revised statutes. The forty-eight hours begins to run from the time the vmesel actually completes her discharge of eargo, and the time of such discharge will be indorsed by the inspector superintending the same upon the general order permit. DRIED PLUMS-DUTT CN. Dried "plume" are not dutiable as "prunes" at one cent per pound, but are dutiable at two and one-half coens per pound under special pro visions. ENTRY FOR TRANSPORTATION AND EXPORTATION. * * Withdrawal entry for transportation or exportation could not be allowed in the case of merchandise not duly invoiced but entered by appraisement without invoice for payment of duties. * * Hereafter decree to allow the entry for transportation or exportation of ans merc'an dise concerning which, a proper invoic- has not been presented. * * * * * DAMAOE ALLOWANCE ON GREEN FRfIT. The appraiser states thia it is the practice of his office to make no allowance for damage oc cuning to green fruit on the voyage of importa tion unless the loss exceeds twenty-five per centum of the ent;re quantity shiopad. * * * schedule M provides that the allowance then made shall be only for the amount of lose in ex cess of twenty-five per centum of the whole quantity. * * * * * * The department is of the opinion that quantity specified in said provision of law must be held to relate to the quantity specified in the damage ap plication and landed in the United States, and not that shipped at the foreign port. In many instances a portion of a cargo of green fruit be. comes wholly worthless by decay, and such por tion is to be excluded in considering the quantity upon which damage is to be estimated unless it is included in the damage warrant. FIGURED AND FANCY ALPACAS, DIAGONALS, ETC. CLASSIFICATION OF. It is directed that a 1 such fabrics comnosed wholly or in part of wool, worsted, the hair of the alpaca goat, or other like animals, weighing less than four ounces to the square yard, and known as figured and fancy alpacas, diagonals, mohair serger, fancy mohair, or London twills, shall be classified hereafter as women's and children's dress goods, or as aesimilaing thereto, under the decision aforesaid, and schedule L of the tariff. When, however, such fabrics are obviously de signed for use in the manufacture of upholstery or other articles, and are not of the character sold as dress goods for women or ch Idren, they wdl be excluded from classification as dress goods. EARTIIENWARE-CLASSIFICATION OF. The inquiry is * * * whether earthenware, composed of "best" "nd "'ecaaud" In the same package, and overed by one descrip. Lion and price in the invoice, should be asesesed at the highest rate of duty to which any portion of the goode would be subjected when imported separately. The opinion, or decision, stated that invoices in which such goods are designated as "nose looted," or "best and seconds mixed," or in some other similar manner, may be a scepted as indi cating a clams of ware inferior in quality and price to "beet;" that in such cases an Intermedi ate rate of discount may be allowed, and that the appraiser should d'termine the dutiable value of the goods by actual examination. EARTHENWARE-DUTY ON. Inquiry-A difference of opinion between ap praisers at New York and San Francisco respec. tively, as to the proper classlifcation of certain merohandise imported into the lest named port anol transported thence to New York in bond. Reply-It appears that at San Francisco the merchandise was classified as poroelainware, glazed, painted, etc., at a duty of 50 per cent ad valorem, while at New York it was cia-sitied as earthenware, dutiable at the rate of 4l per cent ad valorem. Porcelainwase is defined to be a semi-transpa rent variety of earthenware, or "gemerally all earthenware which hbe been ai mi-vitrilied, an'1 become translucent in the kiln." An inspection of samples of the merchandise in question shows that, notwithstanding it is styled "porcelainwaro' in the invoice, it presents none of the semi-vitritied or seml-trauslucent properties or features of that description of ware, but that it is a species of earthenware manufac tured in .J pan, wi :h tnot belng comprised under the terms "china" or "porcelain" ware, is dutia ble at the rate of 40t per cent ad valorem, under the irovision (Ileyl, 035) for "all oarlhenware glazed, edged, printed, painted," etc. LIKEN LAie -DUTY ON. Is linen lace subject to it duty of 30 or 40 per cent ad valorem? It appears from the report of the appraier that the lacd'in question Is known as "linen yak lace," and is not known in comnirce as thread lace, and that it was classified as "manufactures of flax not otherwise provided for." and it Is sub ject to duty at the rate of 40 per cent ad va'orem. ALIEN TONNAGE TAX. IniJitry-To what vessels the following clause applies and who are the officers of a vessel within its meaning? "An oct to perfeou the revision of the statutes of the United States and of the statutes relating to the District of Columbia," approved February 27, 1877, as amends soc ion 4219 of the Revised - tates; and referring to that clause of the amended section whii Ih declares that "any ves eel, any officer of which shall not be a citizen of the United aSttote, shall pay a tax of flfy cents per ton." Reply -The department decides that the yes eels referred to in the section as amended are vessels of the United States, properly document ed, arriving at any port of entry from a foreign port. Or such vessels arriving from a foreign port, firet, masters and mates are to be regarded as oflicers- e'condly, such engineers and pilots are also to be corsidered officers on steam-vessels of the United States airiving from foreign ports as shall not have conformed to the requirements of the statue authorizing the employment of cer lain aliens as engineers and pilots, approved April 17, 1874, (UJ. h. Statutes at large, vol. 18, part 3, p. 30.) 'IIE LOWT' COMMIsNIONERg.ii. A New Nystem of Customns tatlons Con templated. The liquids gave out, notwithstanding the awful insinuations of a contemporary. The pro vision was, besides, not so great as may have been conjectured, and it was just as well that It was so, for it is related by members of the I)ix exploring party that seeasickness prevailed on board as soon as deep water was touohbd, and that there was little call for liquids afterward. The Dix returned yesterday morning early with all of the members of the Custom House commission In good health and cheer, notwith standing the little annoyance alluded to above and the grounding of the revenue cutter for fhf. teen hours near Breton Island. The reeiia of the trip may be summed up as follows: The com mission ascertained that during one month prior to the trip the Dix overhanied 800 vessels of all kinds and all sizes in her cruisings along the Gulf shores, having sailed during that time over a distance of more than 2500 miles, as evidenced by the log bodk, and finding A LARGE NUiittiR of irregularities in her examinations of these vessels, which will be recounted fully in the re port of the commttiee. One of these irregular ities consists in the failure of the masters of some of these crafts to produce their "papers," on the ground that they have been lost. The committee also learned that the officers of the Dix have received information that a great deal of smuggling, of cigars end cigarettes es pepally is perpetrated through the Missiasippi dound, by vessels engaged in the lumber trade on the Gulf coast, and the inabilty of the Dir to orniso in the shallow waters of the sound, together with other consideratione. will probably cause the recommendation of the imployment of a vessel of sufficiently light draft to meet the emergency, and whereby very large sums, it is believed, will be saved to the govern ment in the way of impost charges and our mer chants, who pay dn'ies on their importations, se cured from THE DTfAtTItOUi OPERATIONS of this smuggling. There are, also, good reasons to believe that these goods do not come to New Orleans or re main on the borders of the Gulf-otherwise the fact would have been discovered long ago-but are sent direct into the inte rior, principally to the Western States. The committee have also become convinced that a great deal of smuggling is done owing to the Imperfect system of our customs stations. Under this system there is now a station at the Rigolets, which Is considered sufficient in that direction; one near the mouth of the Pass-a l'Oatre; one at Port Eids, South Pass, and one near the mouth of Southwest Pass. The commission are at a loss to understand why the eystem is maintained since crafts draw mg from three to five feet can come up through Northeast Pass, and into Pase-a-l'Outre, above the customs station in tse last named paas, and through the open water on the west side of the Mississippi up to the "Jump," and on the east side up Cubit's Bayou to the Mississippi river, also above ANY CUSTOMS STATION. It was also ascertained by the committee that pilot-boats and tugs and towboats when return. ing from sea are never overhauled or examined, and this is considered by them as a great negli gence on the part of the customs officials. For these crafts sometimes meet vessels thirty and forty miles, and even more, out at sea and nooessarily beyond the sight of the customs officers, which makes it an easy matter for them to take on board the surplus of the incoming vessel, as compared with her manifest. The committee will, it is believed, probably come to this conclusion: to do away with all the stations below the heads of the passes of the Mississippi and establish a single station above the "Jump" and Cubit's Bayou, at home point below the forte. It is also thought that in order to MORE EFFECTUALLY insure the collec ion of impost duties they will recommend that all incoming vessels, whether steamships or sailing ships coming from a for eign or domestic port, tugs, towboats, lower coast packets, in fact a1p kinds of craft that pass the new station, shall be subject to being boarded and overhauled just as they might be by a reve nue cutter on the high seas, as we understand it. The committee will mee again this morning at 10 o'clock at the Custom-House. Two Men istabbed. At the picnic, Saturday night, given by the Merry Fifty at the Fair Grounds, two unknown m-n were atanbed. Whether their wounds were serious or not could not be ascertained, as they were ca&nied off by their friends. OUR RIFLEMEN. AT PROE.iMOOR TETERDAt Brilliant scores by Our Honse Riflemen. Now that we are on the eve of an international rifle contest, more interest Is shown in the prao tloe of our crack shots than ever before, and from the soaree made this Interest i Justified. The Oreedmoor riflemen in New York, as a rule, fail to make targets that can compare with those made by the Crescent City Club, and the aver ages here are much higher than there. Yester day's third competition for a position on the team brought out all the latent energy of tie competitors, and the consequence was that a score was made that we may well be proud of. Mr. Dudley Belph, to whom the Washington Artillery presented that handsome r;ule, after making the brilliant target of 207, christened lii gnu "Upidee," In honor of the boys of the bat tery. The wind dnriag tho shooting was fresh and changeable, varying from 2 to 5 o'.lock on the indicator, necessitating constant chaingos in the wind gauges. The light wals clear and bright, but few clouds obscuring the sue. The following are The Meores. DUDLEY ELPHU. HOOyd4..555555454555 55554-72 900Jyds..453555435535555-07 1OOyde..34555554655555436- -207 it. (i. reYRJTC. HOOyds..535455555455555-71 100yde .83854435550354 5-62 l000)de 455655554555533--u9 202 CoT,. .rNO. svYNN, mR. 801yds..355435555544555-r9 900yds..555434554554355-67 1000yde 543455443554544-61-200 JOHN A. RENAtlD. 800yde..544554455455555-70 900yds.384434555354505s-60 100Dyds 533452555355554-64 194 MAJOR WM. ARMF. 800yde..005455555555545-63 900yd...5354554455455 55-69 1000yde..4405355433545J3 5-58l100 A. D. BABBITT. 800 yds..354558453445543-12 900yde..554545433855485--63 1000yds..304553 I 33555405-60-175 X. T. MANNINU. 800yds..345335543545555-61 900yde..5503535243 55552-57 lOOyds. .00555 031425455-50-171 l1. D. DAPONTP. ODyde. .435434.558535430-56 900yds..045585563044552-55 1000yd.. 545 344055204534-53-151 JAS. BUCKLEY. 800yde. 403030320332225-33 900 vds..453305335455443-56 1000 yde..4 5 4 2 5 5 4 3 5 55 4 8 8 0-57-145 Rile new wraensE Kuef 5lun. The members of this club assembled in full force for the third competition of the champion. ship badge of the Btate, which was the event of the day, Mr. L. A. Jung being the winner. We publish below a letter received from the Sharp's ttifll Company, presenting the club a very hanosome rifle, to be competed for off hand. The committee in charge f same proposes to put it up for competition at 200, 300 and 50, yarda, off hand, when some very flue scores may be ex pected, as the entries for competition have been fuite numerous: lBIDorEvoRT, CONN., June 1, 1877. Mr. John 14. Rainey, 71 OCarondelet street, New Orleans, La.: Dear Sir-We sent you yesterday, per steamer from New York, one of our sporting guns, built expres-ly for short range target shooting, which we take pleasure in presenting to the New Or leans Ride 0lmb through you, its president, as a prize to be shot for by its members. * We make no canditicns but suggest. in view of the brilliant scores you are making at 500 yards, and the fact that the gun Is intended for short range shooting, that it be competed for at not over 200 yards. We remain yours most truly, SHARP'S RBLK 00., E. G. Westoott, President. BURNING OF THE STEAMSHIP LIZZIg. She Burns Seven Miles Beyond the RIgo lets-Four Persons Missing. The steamship Lizzie, whiob left here 9sturday evening, caught fire seven miles from the Rigo. f lets Sunday morning, and burnt to the water's edge. She had a miecellaneoas cargo aboard and several passengers. There are four persons missing, two deck hands and two passenger'. The passengers lost all their baggage and effects. It is said that the 11 o'clock a. m. Mobile train refused to bring the shipwrecked passengers to the city unless they paid their fare. Nearly all of the passengers lost their money, it being burnt up. KILLED BY BOYLE. John Mooney Dies from the Effects of a Pistol Shot Wound. John Mooney, who was shot at 9 o'clock Friday night last by Court Officer Boyle while conveying him to prison, died at half past 9 o'clock Bunday morning at the Charity Hospital. Coroner Roach and City Physician Beard held the post mortem in presence of a jury, and the Coroner continued the inquest until this evening at 7 o'clock. The doctor's certitflate of the autopsy shows that the ball entered the deceased's abdominal cavity, situated in the umbilical region, abut one-half an inch to the right of the umbilicus, perforating the Intestines, and producing hem orrhage and death. Short Items. Richard Niltington, colored, aged 70 years, died suddenly at No. 197 Royal street. Thomas Larkins is in the Eigh h Precinct Sta tion, charged with disturbing the peace and lar ceny. On Saturday Officer Duffy shot a vicious dog at the corner of Josephine and S;. Charles streets, the animal having bit a little boy named Joseph Russell. Alfred Wilson, at 9 p. in. Saturday night, caught stealing cakes oat of a wagon, retired into the Fifth Station house, John Gafney, of the Emerald Isle, having no occupation, was frrnished sleeping apartments in the Fourth Calaboose on the charge of being a dangerous and suspicious character. A vicious dog bit a little girl, aged ten years, at 8:80 o'clock Saturday night, at 415 St. Ant street, The canine was shot by Corporal Berry. Win. Lengehenbioll finds himseif in the meshes of the law, charged by Jas. H. Robles with break ing and entering the house 190 Clio street during the night of the 25th of May and committing a burglary. At half-past 8 o'clock last night offi er Martin clubbed a dog to death at the corner of Orleans and Maratc streets, the animal hav.ng bitten a little boy named A. Mill'odre, aged 5 years. Dangerously Eurnt. At half-past 5 o'clock last evening, at the paint store No. 27 E vsian Fields street, a man by the name of Louis Fix was dangerously burnt by the explosion of a can of alcohoL It appears that Fix lit the lamp with a pieee of pa r and threw the lighted paper on the can of alcohol, which exploded and resulted in burning him as above stated.