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The New Orleans daily Democrat. [volume] (New Orleans, La.) 1877-1880, June 28, 1877, Image 6

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",: Under uw ýwnr th Iee r
Th eh Objhe of Poll", OL 31.o 1a was 1 1Sthe
OilOO with his lour oH theuor h oe sut of be
40451154 plorols whh bhows attrn ch4 the 1es4U
Qom of th police I"rm r~nkb thr~
before praoeein* "I furthr, 11 should be a
bst Cot, BDoylan bee made a tbuhorougPh (IO .
" of the dtstfeblb whisk have oo. sd at
-ads l l uk report as uhje sA to
M e asuft! totthe Polieebssed. TIe
C w we`are st l Lto adeelaudmey not be
steepl boe alipeeuSe Itm rom~
douh better ? might have been :peqed,
The Yayor an aOhletue seelhte agreed
.4. hereafter apply the teems of the law to
so-ALLnrD a tacs,
whloh o shhort, publlo ball, and it pro.
poed that the yor may ext from each or
hganlisaton gvl these publio balls that they
shall deposit a sum of money with the Oity
treasurer su It to pay from Iteen
twenty p~ at one dollar sad
half seah (the oampeasation allowed by the
ity ordinances), or as many more or loae as his
fHonor mightldetrmine are noessaryto presrve
he powe. AL persens preeuntng themselves
Air admission to these balls shall be subject to
S.carb, Lto ter that they may not enter armed iute
. the preotnor ~ whloh the ball is gIven. It
,Is a prlspo St no liquor
i-utomonla TtAN Ih1tn
.hall be d at any of these ontertaloments,
whether of the paying or "oompllmenalry" ohar
The Mayor having asked whether even twenty
oliee oflioer at some of these plonce mllght not
be overoame by the mob under the clroumePancee.
Chief Boylan answered that it made no dilemreoce
he would so organis matters as to reder It dit.
:_oult to do so, and at all events it would make an
"uos whloh would very probably reull in a set
rlement of the mob for some time to come.
A eprsentai.ve from Mississippi Fire Oem
aula~o. 2 was at the OCity Hall asking for aslsat
"ae hops the oity out of the embarrassment of
Abo company, by taking up a mortgage note on
*reast aiorns-nouan,
en Magalue street, or at least to enable tIem to
y the interest on the note. The reltef is based
'ln t)e fact that too inability of the city to settle
with the Firemen's Charitable Assoolation has
ne lI i pratioable for the awmoiatlon to make
st.llO ent to Mieleslppi Fire Oomnpany No.
lj that only; that, besides, this company I
i'i own eng ne-house and the city being re.
4 Iy its oonll*t to provide for engine
for en oaoaptany would have otherwieo
apmnd a large sum of money to provide I
a.erst for Miaslueppi Nto. S.
Mrs. YMDonald, the widow of the late patrol. t
WDonaltd, who was illed reoontly by Dan
t the First Precino t Slatlon, will be put on
on blgt I the police department, her'
hialng lot hisle l whil the th d I
ofhis du.
ons of the Oily Oounal to Mr. ie.
amendment to the grain
e ordinance, requartig Mr. b to c
irn ttrohb elsvator.re, thata few yearb
Mr. Rgy came here and, unlike many othere
so freely nt ur people with the charge
e mot eue t invested his own f
O ty e a r, hot suck his for`
ty ltate ore m thban the right to
ilda what i t the strootare, at whloh
oosdd tJIU 9otad e 0 wharfarge a
A m. stooemanox
t the . terprlse lla a mmeaauo of ur. ..
atit en was about to resp i
- e *..k woUl"
esre to the
, ebl'aUe of Their tlateeemt Annlver
eS Tuesdae Yreing,
wby sad hbaseorbls orenitaton
td it Imaseteemth npalversary on
s-b ain g e parade athrogh the
b etm e $hS etne ~iad their guests.
U yeis or more imposing
MtA' o am ,, notoee they re
d eve4 are of prooessielon tn
dtiAhle ti~Sa tl manner the high
tegId In hbele by our otleuns,
w ed are their noble
.': aa e turts ithling the helpless
On the route Ithy were presnted by their fair
Siends with a beautital white allk Lag and eight
handome wreathe--mong them a very beauti
Tnd e at the hands of Mrs. eo. H. B naghn,
S Esptanade street, and another very handsome
4.teml from the Misses MoOoard, on Oaquet
g.eet and when they reached the bospitable
District they were received with salvos
artliery, and presented with a very handsome
"i ,er pitcher, cup and tray. Owing to the un
is.al length of the route, sid a late start fom
their hll, they did not embark on the La Belie
til o lookwhih delayed their arrival at War
tn until 10 o'clocl. The boat was crowded
bers of the e asool and their in
aet, and there must have been on the
at Oarrolltda, whlich were beautifully
fully 1500 ladies and gentlemen. In
arrangements were perfect in every
eand the entire entertainment an unqual.
one that will long be remembrtd
who were present. This asseocatiou
was founded in 1858, now numbers 2ii
of which 9 are life, 49 honorary and 16
members. They have now under their
ed proeide hr 9 widows and PS ochsldrsa,
7 owu tomb in the new 8. Louis Oeme.
oast $6000. Their regular place of I
s at Grunewald Hall. The following
are its ofiers at present:
ruae Lalmant.
Vice ohs W. gB
W. . Thornhill.
. O. Ballean.
W. . Hoftnan. t
h~rAlphonse. I
Pradoes, Jr.
. . DeBlane. 8
O bhLhaMrmonie C oneert.
and appreciative audience assembled T
at Grunewald Hall to listen to the rich o1
me presented by the Philbarmonio so- &
em the occasion of their seventh piblic *t
The oherunee were selected from the
Sme andel, Haydn, Mendeloahon, and
sad all reader d with great b:
on, evincing most con- .
aIre in their preparation. X
t pr.gramIe: "Let Your t
s oeratorio of rlijrah, *
iet i and power. It
tts de that is really necds tolb
msrclaof times before it on be fully
and the audience manifestly were
pl with the chorus than ever before.
I was better aung, but more p. a
b·ebease the patrons of the societyare El
caitg o see the real beauty in this olealo
T e dus totween Misses Ibermsan and bel. tor
en anccikr ly snerod by those chaxua
e tNhe eeeui i l who ktenea
Splewases to ho woederful shade
rown m l uea sth g le n o ls ohsi.
nlqfr. emer. e ne nibeL was o
bUo the eoro t d trdee
e . e do not remb b er n to
hive heoh thie sweet vocead d o melt
tags over those who hie t att
namre that so di.etn she e from ordle
is tamt, purop ein aevopes would make he in
The "Rai dsllldsh" chorus, from oe.
Ntah, was sung wi ped" and energy, ead
r Nt e as to propitr noctie the dueto" 0
@n a ie mse by M- sond eof, thd e
chors off pirittoss m Do smla N on awe do
men than meonteo th delightful shorus fr I
temale oles " , lee. noble ohlld," to
loh the audle tnd la such wrpt at
The solo by Miss Aflook, from "L'Afrloslneo"
wee most de lly ad artistically sung. Thi
young lady he a voote of simlular pnity and
eweseunes, which never fails to please.
The cooment cloed with the ma.ldoesntohorus
of "ho Hiavens sad Tellin." from the "The
Creation" whch ws sung with thrilling efect
and recelived with great a ppleuse..
As a whole, this onoeort undoubtedly was the
greatedt noces yet obtained by the Philhbar
onlo soorety, and shows steady Improvement.
Grhee credit li due to their sonomplad leader, ,
Mr. 4roenvelt, and to his skillful aesletaut, Mr.
The society numbers about eighty mltnging
members and nearly 900 assooto membeu , who
subsorlbe to its fnanolUal support; and altogether, H
it ti it a very thriving condition. We oungrmantl
late the asotblo on on its suceses last night, and
the fine promise it give for the future.
s, CAPITOL OlalmP.
A n(ew Order or Thingr In the Way
or oIeeerda.
it Unlike the former admlnistra'ion, the present
o. occuponte of the eapitol propose to leavouse
ei records for their euccessors a complete hiestory of
f. all official transactions in eoh and every office,
a and with that view the Seoretary of State has had
.- bound in a large book all of the ots, joint reso
lutlons, etc., which he found in his office, and
a. which have accumulated there idune, that being
I- being the
SONLY OIO ALrto nitoonD
which could be produced, or which certified
copies could be made from in oase of contests or
Sany legal proceedings requiring oertiflud doou
a ments from the Secretary.
e In the Auditor's office the system of reo rds ie
mtuch more complete than during previous ad
ministratione, and the books and accounts are
kept in such a manner that the Auditor can,
with3ut any difficulty, have his annual report
ready for The Lrgislatnro within the time fixed
aby law.
The Auditor is preparing now, and will have
completed in a few days, an accurate acooont of
the indebtedness of all of the
which ate being posted in a set of books provided
for that purpose, and which are being compiled
from the data found in the ofoe. This work was
started when Mr. Jamel first obtain posseesion
of the office and its content,, since which time
the attention of several of the clerks have been
devoted exclusively to this labor, most tedious as
It is, and by the middle of July the accounts will
be so far completed that abetraots can be made
and furnished the various district attorneys with
priolipals and sureties, which the Auditor is
authorised by law to asune to the district attor.
In the Treasurer's office the system has been
changed somewhat, and now the Treasurer in
his accounts with the Fisoa Agent, is compelled
to keep a separate fund book for deposite to the
rodit of each of the funds, some sixteen or
more in almber. This will enable him to pre.
pure his -u report mna very few days, thogh
under the e01 t oetabliehed by himself his
report was tPt e amoment it was due, which
was not l ease with any. other of Kellogg's
i8tte olelde.
The Btate Landolles has not undergone any
material obange in the system of entries, though
recommendations having that object in view may
be made by the committee appointed to
xvnrareov TeAT orrrno
when they conclude their lnvestigations. Quite
a large amount of land was patented, it seems,
during Packard's short sojourn in the building, c
but for some reason, known only to himself, he d
would not sign them, and the recent visit of one I
or two Republions to Washington leads to the
belief that there was "orookekunee" in land mat
tere'during Kellogg's administration which fact r
will most likely be shown before the labors of the
committee are concluded.
The committee to investigateBrown's adminte
tration of educational affairs, have, from the
records turned over, complete data as to vouch- 1
era Issued to parish school treasurers for
nmi with the data furnished by the State Treas
urer have already been able to furnish the parish
officials with the accounts of each and every
school fund treasurer who has served since 1008,
Beyond the routine business but little trans
pired at the 8tats-House yesterday, but to-day
the Auditorifl Oommittee will continue its see
sion, commencing at 11 o'clock, at which time I
some ten or fifteen witnesses already summoned
are expected to be in attendance.
The Expenses and Number of Employes
to be Cut Iown Twenty-fve Per Cent.
The commiselon has closed its investigation of
the Oustom-House affairs, and its report is ready
for perfection. Meanwhile, however, several em
ployes upon whose conduct reflecon huas been o
oast either through the personal examination of I
the commissioners or the testimony of wit- t
aneses will be notified of the charges affecting d
them, and be afforded n
of defending themselves.
The report of the commission will, it is under- w
stood, contain recommendations which, if f'
adopted by the Treisury Department at Wash- 0
ington, reduce the expense and the number of
employee of the Cnstoir House fully twenty-five
per cent. b
Among the departures from the oitv last night
by the Jackson and Great Northern .route were
the following: A. McVey (of the steam er R. E.
Lee) and wife, and 0. Pettit and ftm ily, for
Niagara Falls; E. F. DelBondio and famt'y, for
8t. Paal and the Northwest; S. L. James and. fam
ily, for Niagara Falls and the White Mounta)'ns;
Dr. M. A. Bouthwortb, New York; E. Filkine, km
Tatu', D. D. Merriman and Miss Williamson and
othere, for the West; also, Major John H. New,
for New York, and thence by steamship to Con
The departures for the N rth, East and West,
by the Mobile rnute, were Gen. Geo. A. SheridaD,
for Wuhington Oity; OCpt. W. t. Dennis and
wife, for New York; Capt. iB L. Robertson and
family, for the Eastern Statee; J. P. Moore and
famly, for the North; P. O. Depss, for Niagara
Palls via 8t. Louis and Chicago; . Nathan and
family, for Niagara Falls, and Judge J. A. Oamp
bell and Others, for the "cooler" territory nearer j
the north pole.i
Struck Over the Read with a ettle. u
At 4:30 o'clock last evening a difficulty took t
place on St. Joseph street, near Peteis, between ti
a man named Jack Hart and a woman named b
Ellen Campbell, which terminated in the woman
atriLng te man ovr the head with a wine bot
Re and slightly woundin him.
Stwas arrested and looked up in the Can
Hart is in the Charit; HcaRita, being repired. ti
WEItM NISIT a A.EKlt lll Y Tm Altr
Ielloggen Tentlmoni y ContradlPted by
iReords-Where the People's Money
Weut to.
When Kellogg was upon the tland as a witnose
before the Adltorial Investlgatlng Committee
he "wished It di stleotly underetood," after lteU.
tylog relatve to the Will warrant, "that h had
never been Interested, directly or lndireotly, in
nor had any warrants been made la his name."
In this he was lightly mistaken, as a few old
records found and the Treasurer's boo a will
show, as the Auditorlal Investigating Committee
may acertain that the books of the Auditor's
ofroen should contaln the following entries for
Jane S warrants to W. P. Kellogg. . 12,000 00
Augans 4, do do do ...... 2,000 o00
Sept, 2, do do do . 710 80
bept, 4 (per J. W. Madden), to W. P.
ellogg........................... 784 00
ept, 8, warrants to W. P. Kellogg...... 2,000 00
ota. a do do do ...... 1,00 00
Nov. 1, do do do ..... 2,000 00
Nov. 14 do do do ...... 2,98 70
The rreasurer's books will show that these
WItRe At,, PAIl.t
The records will, or should, show also the fol.
lowing warrants issued the same year:
Sept. l--To James liongstreet........... $7,100
Sopt. 1-- do do ............ ,t00
Sept. 18- do do ............ 5,000
Sopt. 8- do do ........... ,000
Sept. 7- do do ............ 5,000
Sept, 8-- do do ............ 8,000
Total....... . ... .......18,100
And the Treasurer's books will show that $28,.
900 wao paid to Longstree during one month.
The records of the Buperior Distriot Court now
in the Third District Court, wil, if case docketed
No. 26,198 li examined, show just how that
money was obtained.
The Auditor's books will show also the follow
In warrants issued in 1874:
July 17-Longetrest, for services...... 81,875 00
July 18--Longetreet, for commutation
of quarters ....................... Ob 00
July 18 --Longstreet, for servions...... 525 00
Augusat 2-Henry Street, volcher..... 8,221 70
August 28-Henry Street, for supplies.. 71 41 1
August 27--ongstret ....... ...... 7,000 00
August 2--Loangstreet ............... t8.200 00
It can be ascertained, and it has bion slated in
the presence of a lDEMOcnlAT reporter, that Kel
logg made
to compel Gen. Longetreet to disgorge the $12,
000, his reply being that "It was the duty of cor.m
matnding generals to pay thomeelves iret," or
something of that sort.
Mitseurs. Dotiege and Alexanderr, who were
members of the Htieuto in 1875 (first erselon),
might be able to throw onosiderable light upon
all tlese matters, and would do so, dubtless,
were they summolned before the committee.
Theo might tell. too, how 8.reet got a warrant
for $1)00 and u.wards for the rent of the "City
Ouaud Armory." when no such armory was used.
Of course Kellogg had to "force" a loan of
$83,000 from the Htate treasure to pay the police.
Why not ? And of course he had to
srilI nime sTtrl'MH
to cover the money intm the treasury again when
the Legislatlvo committees found it out, and "got
after him," as it wore.
11 Mereond Judicial District Court.
is On Tuesday this court was occupied in the
,h trial of Charles E. Caylat, deputy constable of
the 81xth Justice's Court, on a charge of larceny.
is The verdict of the jury was "not guilty."
r On the same day the case of J. D. Montamat,
Sbcharged with the killing of John P. O'Jonnor, was
In begun. The circumstanoes of the case are that
Md r. Montamat, a quiet and respectable citizen,
residing at the corner of Peters and St. Charles
. Avenue, on the night of August 2, 1876, between
i and 10 o'clock, discovering an intruder in his
i watermelon patch shot at him and killed him. It
was even stated at the tide that O'connor had
when he was discovered.
The case oompisd the entire day again yester
Sda),ad late last night the arguments for the
defense were still occupying the attention of the
Ja 'le defendant had been released at the time
, on the strength of a qualified report of the
, coronet's jury but was rearrested at the instance
s of friends of the deceased, who brought the mat
e ter before the Grand Jury.
e The case of Henry hmith, indicted for incest,
- was, in consequence of the trial of the above
It mentioned case, continued.
They May "No Leak," ani Judge Whit
aker Compllments Thens Again for
Their Zealous Labors.
Last evening after the members of the (}rand
Jury b. taken their seats in the Jury box at the
saperior Criminal Court, Judge Whitaker ad
dressed them as follows:
Y Gentlemen of the Grand Jury, when I, this
morning at half-past 1 o'clock, received your re
port in regard to the charge made against some
d members of your body, of havivg disclosed the
secrets of your proceedings on Baturday nignt, I
promised you that to-night I would address you
a few words on the subject.
Your report reads as follows:
NEW OnRLANS, Juno 2G, 1877.
Hon. Wiu. It. Whitaker, Judge of the Superior
f Criminal Court:
After a lot g and tedions examination of the
charge made by your honor on yesterday and re
peated to-day in open court, that the proceedings
of last Saturday night of this Grand Jury had
t been disclosed by some member or members of
the body, we beg leave respectfully to report that
we have been unable to discover, from the evi
I dence of the witnesses whose names were fur
nished to us by your honor that such is the fact.
Reep$ctfully, JOHNk A. O'BRIEN,
Foreman Grand Jury.
I now will read you the following remarks,
which, as I have promised you, I will give with
your report to the press
Gentlemen of the Grand Jury :
Having received an explicit statement from a
most worthy source, that your vote, on a matter
before you Saturday evening, had been disclosed,
it was my duty to call your attention to the cir
cumstance. I did so rublioly, because so grave
an accusation should not be made in private
where a Grand Jury'a actions are questioited. I
was pained to be compelled to take this course,
for I know you all, and have fully appreciated the
value of your services during the last three
months, your intelligence, zeal and efficiency.
I gave you the source of my information, and
you have, I am bound to believe, investigated
the subject carefnl!y and conscientiously. The
result of your inquiry, I need not say, is very
pleasing to me. No one can regret more than I
do that it was necessary to bring this matter to
your notice. You will credit me with proper in
tentions in so doing. If I have been very earnest
on must remember that the reputation of the
• and Jury and the court was at stake; that
theia e was a rumor public which affected your
"nal integrity, and demanded fair examina
tion a .d public refutation.
If th re has been anything of indiscretion on
my pa.V ihih ih affected any of you unfavor
ably I te. er aLu oAn'.*ne honorable
Gentlemen, if you are satisfied with these re
marks, I will g ie them to the tress. If you are
not satisfied, I will send your report only and
withhold the rem., '.kso.
Messrs. David "d Turnbull, of the Grand I
J , rose to make a me remarks, but were p
Itey requested by . O'Brien to desist -he be
ig the foreman and na 'urally the spokesman of
the body. Mr. O'Brien *hen took the papers, I
the Grand Jury withdrew, a ud shortly afterwards
the papers were returned to Juoge Whi as
being perfectly satisfactory.
About the oekling Bird.
We have received the following letter, which'
we gladly publish as a hint to the po. ice autheri a
ties and a warndh Q .asnatchera 3C r.ll7,. 0
The mooking bird, whatver poets say about him,
is i rather nidsy anmal, but hd'.as some good
points, and thq law protects him. It is our Inten.
tion to ase that thit livellvolatle comne out all
right I
Adlilo' Denmoorda-tou will confer a lasting
fav·r upon the publio of thl city if through the
medium of your valuable paper you esuooceed in
petng a Stop to Uthe dustroytirng of our native
m kling birds, the best singers and greatest
detroyers of insects (the gruashopper in par
tloular) of any etoher bird known. I believe there
ti a law prohibltin the trapping of thue bird. If
such a law exist., the pollce should be Instructed
to arrest all parties caught with the yung birds
in cagee. The robbing of birds' nelst should be
pualshed severely. AN OLD OLTIZ aN.
Under seolotion f act No. 00, approved April
18, 1877, the trapping or netting of mooking birds
is strictly prohibited under a penalty of from $5
to $62 for eaob violation of the law. Now let the
polioe be on the alert and the bird thieves be
The New Hiltrlonten.
To-tight this firt-olass company of amateur
players will interpret the favorite play of "Oul.
leen Bawn," at the Varieties Theatre. In the ab.
sense of a regular troupe of professionals, this
will be a rare oonelon for amateurs of theatri.
oais to enjoy themselves. We are informed that
the Ilon. Jefferson Davis has been invited to at
tend and has accepted the tender of a box to see
the perfor mance.
l. lIlrevlties.
James Lrwis has received from President
00 Hayes his commission as naval oflioer of the port
00 of New Orleans, and will assume the duties of
0JO that ollioe ol the let prox.
100 The Board of Health have information that 180
00 deaths from yellow lever nocurred in the Military
k Hospital, 100 miles from Havana during the two
weeks prior to the date of the letter oonve, ing
the infortmaion.
The room fitted up handsomely for the good
1 looking clerk of the United States Distriot Court
ad about ready for oooupation.
at The Oollector of the 1'ort authorlzel the state
ment that no "elate" for appointments has
w- been made, and none will be until the commis
sion make their report.
D0 The Continentals and Washington Artillery
are making extensive preparations to celebrate
10 "the day we celebrate," in Donaldsonvdle, where
10 they will ie the guests of the organiration that
70 Gov. Ilicholls drilled after his return from West
11 Point.
DO The rolioe will don their inw rigs--unitfrm,
e rencent, baton, hat, etc. --on or before the 4th
- proximo.
The "hoated term" is causing a rapid hegira
NaIthward, of those who are not known as the
The champion Union Ile Ball Club "wal
Slopped" the lio s one on oiurndny, score 21; t( 7.
r ait tl e 1'. T: Nicholls (lub tiern made the
S uions a press ltt i a $10 gold bha le.
'1horn is minblcbtf brewing in laver beer sa
loon ot It I yal stiert and a fetmi utettou in po
lice circles.
e. The "standard" tlertmometers indicated 92
t degroees yeloerday at 2 p. in. In the shade.
lY Canal street Is now patronized by throngs
i during the evening when the "landi" bretze
f springs up.
e. Diminutive run shades, for the fair sex, small
"ambrille" for the "hbJy," and a wet splonge or a
head "ventilator" for the horses and mules, are
n now in order during the middlie of the day.
t W ashinton Temple of Honor No. 9, gives a
grand temperance basket pionic on the 4th of
July, at the Oak Grove Plantation, below the
At the annual meeting of the Young Men's
Guild of Algiers, the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: David D. Hackney,
e President; Sidney B. Lane, Vice President; Geo.
,f RKpple, lReording Secretary; Rufus J. Haight,
r. Treasurer: Arthur N. Cordy, Uorrespondent Seo
retary; Thos. G. Mackie, Librarian.
Coms of the up-town property owners have no
tified their tenants that their rents wi I be in
creased from fifty to one hundred per cent. on
it and after October 1. And others, and the major.
ity, signify their intention of reducing rents in
proprotion to the reduction of taxation secured by
the establishment of the people's government.
a In the first case, the tenants have notified their
landlords that their houses will be "for rent" on
the date named, and in the second case, the land.
lords have been notified that their houses are
wanted for another year.
The 8tamps Carrollton delegation have for.
nished Collector King with a list of thirty names
of persons whom they recommend for appoint
ment to positions in the Custom-Bouse. The
collector has also a number of recommendations
from the country parishes, some of the reoom
s mendations indorsing strongly colored men who,
Sthe indorsers say, are well worthy the positions
' asked for.
ihort Items.
The alarm of fire sounded at half past 5 o'clock
a was for a chimney on fire at the residence of J.
Q. A. Fellows, on St. Charles street, between
Jena and Cadiz.
A respectable yonng man, who refused to give
his name, was locked up in the Second Station,
charged with having property in his possession
supposed to have been stolen.
r Everything is so quiet in the Sixth I'recinct
that the pohoe arrest iorses and lock them up in
the cells, At half*-past 7 o'clock Tunsday evening
O licer 1lement Rarryste.1 a esrrol mare pony and
locked her tip in the :'.1e Precinct Station, on
the charge of being astray.
For the larceny of some rope John Rourke re
tired into the Harbor Station.
Coroner Roche last evenining concluded the
a inquest in the kdling of John Evers, on the 21st
a inst., in Donaldsonville, by one Thos. Ryan.
The jury, after hearing such evidence as could
1be procured, returned a verdict that the deceased
came to his death from a gunshot in the chest,
which causeod hemorrhage and death, the weapon
being in the hands of one Thoe. Ryan.
The papers and ovidence in the case will to
day be forwarded to the District Attora.sy at
Killed by a Nledge Hnmmer.
Some time during Tuesday evening a man
named Selleck W. Waring, aged 54 )ears, while
working on board the steamer Knockerbocker,
was accidentally struck on the nose with a eledge
hammer by one John Callow, from the effects of
which he died at Mr. McPherson'd drug store, on
Tchoupitonlas street. Coroner notified.
Riding the Waves.
At about half-past 5 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing Officer Kingman found the body of an un
known boy, aged about fifteen years, floating in
the river at the head of Jena street. The body
was robed in a calico shirt and a pair of light
woolen pants. Coroner notified.
Death's Own Bath.
Yesterday, between 12 and 1 o'clock, a negro
boy, named George Palitte, while swimming in
the Eighth Street Canal, was accidentally
drowned. The body was recovered, and the
Coroner held an inquest, returning a verdict ac
cording with the facts.
[By Telegraph.]
ST. Louis, June 27, 1877.
8. E. Carey, G. P. A., New Orleanu:
Bleeping car Europa will arrive in New Orleans
TIhursda morning. The finest car ever sent
South. O. L. FITCH.
The Eurona is the first of the new line of
sleepers witb which the Mobile line will soon be
equipped, and is a perfect modelof beauty, luxury
and elegance. It will be on e'hibition at the
eanal street depot Thursday evening, and the
public is invited to inspect it, which will repay a
iNoTos To TAxPeYEx.S.--Parties having any
tax matters to settle would do well to call on W.
IB.)Barnett, brok. ,r No. ,8 St. Charles street, op
posits the St. Canarles Ho' el, who makes a special
tyin this line, and can furnish all necessary infor
ma'ion, and make large savings to them. Mr.
B. has boeght from brat hands, over catenter, a
large amonut of all the necessary scrip and war- I
rants to settfrall kinds of taxes of varrousyears,
very cheap, end consequently is enabled to make t
large diecuont in settling same, or will sell necee- I
sary scrip to settle the same very cheap. •
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Friends of the Texas Paclfio Railroad, call j
and satisfy yourselves as to the possibilities
of building this road. Office, 27 ni.mp street. N
. Keona D letrlt Court.
J uesselon of Martline Augustine Msrohand
wife of MIohel de Armam Oiarles 8tringer and
Marie Oseteline, wife of J'aqcuee Merse Lousmn,
I opened.
Third District Court.
Jean Poltse and J. M. Bermlobhun vs. Worklng.
men's Bank and E. Waggaman. Injunotlon li
sued herein dissolved, and plaldtsur in solido
condemned to pay defendant three per cent. upon
184000, s dlamages for the unlawful issuance of
said Injunotion. Further ordered that defend
ants recover of plaintiffs i solido, the further
sum of a 000, ete. Plaintiffs to pay all costs.
William Wagner vs. the Mutual Aid and Be
nevolent Life Insuranoe Aeoclation of Loulsl
Sna. Pliantiffl claim dismissed.
Fourth Distriet Court.
T. J. Wooldridge, assignee, ve. Schmidt &
5 Ziegler.--Judgment for plaintif for $923 70.
John i. Adams & Co. vs. Joseph B.orewe and
JaMob Keyner.--Judgment of non-suit in favor of
defendant Joseph 0hbrewe.
F. P. Martinez vs. Meyer, Wels & (b. Judg
ment for defendants.
Emily Munon vs. Sidney Momeby, her hue
r band.-Judgmt for plaintiff.
Pifth Dietriet Court.
Mille vs. Fellows-Ordered and decreed that
s William It. Mills, the plaintiff in this case, be on.
titled to recover the sum of $1020 65, in full set
tlement of his interest as a partner of J. Q. A.
Fellows. and to that extent he have judgment,
to be irst collected out of the tvailable assets of
the late copartnership. Defendant paying costs.
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Miplendll Crops and (Jood Wealher in
Norh I3olultn Thle Ilnprovemnlnts
In ltonmer htlld Other Parts of Clai.
borne Parish.
I.pecial Correspondence of thle Democrat.]
HOMElt, L., June 22, 1877.
Editor Democrat- Perhaps a few lines
from this spot, in the woods, may be
vouchsafed a place in your columns.
Were you ever in a place where all
people were serene and happy ? If not,
then come to, or imagine yourself lin
the land of Claiborne. Clalborne smiles
all over, for she sees and feels that the
"good times" so long promised has
come at last. Providence or Prof. Tice
has verily blessed our land this year. 1
Plenty of snow In the winter to properly
disintegrate the soil and incorporate all
the productive elements; a good Febru
ary and March to prepare the land and
put down the seed; a dry May to work
and put all crops In splendid order, and
good rain, warm rains, now to make
everything grow and jump with life.
Indeed, we have never seen aI richer
lrc)miso, particularly In corn. We
Ieard an old farmer, the other day, say I
he had heard of Arkansas farmers cov
ering in their fiells. He thought it was
only a big brag, but really now he be
gan to sort o' think he would have to
go to getting boards fir his Ilolds. for
hlo could not see how else he should
store away his corn. Oats, wheat, rye
and barley are also splendid. I saw in
the postofilco yesterday a bunch of
oats grown by D. Gladden that was six
feet long. He has several acres of it.
Cotton also promises well. Peaches,
apples, melons, in fact all good things
calculated to gladden the heart and
make a people content, are in plenty
throughout our parish.
Yes, all our people are so happy, both
white and black. And why not? We
have our State free; we have our Gov
ernor; we have agreeable surprises by
our President. who solemnly says he is
President of the United States; a boun
teous crop, health, peace and hope-all E
coming in one year. Enough, certainly,
to give new life to our people, new hopes,
new love of country-our great country
that now is and the wonder that Is yet
to be. The old starry flag is again 1
spoken of as In the days gone by. The
Fourth of July is remembered with C
pleasure; the old men want once more
to see an old-fashioned, genuine cele
bration, and the young men to see what
sort of a thing Fourth of July can be.
Throughout our parish lawlessness
and violence are heard of no more,
crime has shut up like a knife, petty
thieving has about played out, the
courts are now opening and adjourning
bodies, lawyers meekly wend their way
to church; in fact, everybody feels good,
so hopeful and thoughtful that we hear
as we go up and down the land more
songs and less curses.
Homer is playing phwn ix on a lively
scale. Several wooden buildings are now
complete and occupied, several more
are under contract and building-also
three fine brick buildings. A fine Metho
dist church is under way, replacing the
old one that was crushed down by the
snow last winter. By opening of the fall
business in Homer will be rejuvenated
and born again.
This has been a lively week with us,
being commencement week at Homer
College, and Homer Masonic Female
Dr. Gorden, president of Homer
College saysit shall be first class, or he
will die in tbe effurt to make itsuch. And
to give you an idea of some of the ma
terlal he has to work with, let me state
that there are in attendance several g
young men-poor; the bones of their
fathers and elder brothers lay where
marched and fought the army of the
Tennessee. These boys have to go to se
the fields; they have stayed there faith- J
fully up to this year, worked day and
night, saved a few dollars, and now are
investing those dollars in brain material.
These young men have gone in to win, g
and they will do it too.
Rev. J. T. Parker, Methodist minister
at this place, delivered the commence
ment sermon. By all who have heard
it it is pronounced an able effort. Mr.
Parker is an able and eloquent speaker, '
and a fearless one. He hesitates not to
utter his dissent to or concurrence in
any idea or opinion, church or secular,
that presents itself.
The exercises at the Female Institute
were interesting and satisfactory. Gen.
Young delivered a fine address to the 0
school. Mr. Sligh, the President, will T
add much to the college buildings dur- y
ingvacation. Rumor has it that he will tx
have next session a lady in charge h
whose experience as an instructress and L
requirements as a scholar cannot be H
surpassed at any school in the South. n
Who she is we have not yet learned. 1
But if this is the case this institution
will then stand second to none in the
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How a Young Lady Lost Husband, Father
and Brother In Her Honeymoon.
[Rapides GCzet.e_]
Calvin Bass, of Hinerton, Rapibles
Sparish, was enamored of the daughter
of Jacob Gunter and persuaded the
young hldy to elope with him. Tne
couple went straightway to the -resi
dence of Parson Duff, a Baptist minis
ter residing in Calcasieu parish, who
united them in the holy bonds of wed
lcI~c. With a sense of having done what
was honorable and right, Bass re
turned with histride to the neighbor
hood otr her home and put up at the
house of R len Weatherford. Having
learned the whereabouts of the bride,
Jacob Gunter, her father, and David
Gunter, her brother, armed themselves
and salrted forth on bStLurday laset On
arriving at thq spot whetsbee honey
moon was to Ihae been paIMedd Darf
Gunter, without a word shot his new
made brother-in-law. Bass estaggere
but before falling drew a pisoe a
shot his father-inlaw. Thereuo the
brother-in-law who was stand set
unon the brother-in-law who was . a
ed and ended his lihfe at once and for all
with a knife. David Gunter managed
to get his wounded father home.
C*onstable Thomas Neal made the
next move by organizing a posse and
starting out to arrest David. When he
saw them coming David started to run,
and the posse, to stop him, fired upon
him and brought him down. Dr. W.
Hobby, who was called in, thinks that
David will not recover, and that the
chances for his father are slim. This i,.r
a very sad and singular catastrophe, 1
and the predicament of the young lady
is calculated to excite tie keenest sym
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Their Number and Devastation DurinW
A the Past year.
A compilation has been made by
- German professor of all the recoradc
earthquakes and volcanic eruptions for
the year 1875, from which it appears
that out of the .05 days of that year 100
were marked by terrestrial disturbances
of which authentic records exist, while
there must have been many shooks of
morn or less violence in unfrequented
pI ortions of the globe where violent
forces are known to exist. The most
serious of these observed phenomena
occurred at (ucuta, New Granada. on
the 16th, 17th and 18th of May, when
several towns and villages were de
stroyed; at San Christobal and Guada
laxera, in Mexico, on Febrvary 11; at
Lifu Island, in the North Paciflc on
March 28; at Lahore, in the Punfaub
and Porto Rico, on the 12th and 21st o
December. It is estimated that no
fewer than 20,000 persons lost their lives
by these earthquakes.
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Tihe Imnmenule Aer.mnlatlon of time quleen
ofr Enland.
What Queen Victoria leaves behind
her will never be known, because the
wills of sovereigns are not proved, but
those who have carefully considered the
subject are of opinion that she must,
since the i'rinc, Consort's death, have
saved at least £100,0()0 a year. Not only
hits she lived so quietly that a large
proportion ofr her £:rn5,o000 a year public
Income must be saved, but it will be re
membored that Mr. Nield left her £500,
o00, which, at four per cent, would give
her £20,o00, antd she rOceives £48,000 a
year from her Duchy of Lancaster.
The crown lauds, given up to the
country in lieu of a Parliamentary an
nual grant, have of late years been so
ably and economically managed that
their revenue covers the royal allow
ance, and these crown lands were aa
much the property of the sovereign as
the lands of the Duke of Devonshire, or
any other landholder, are his. If the
country choose to make the most of
these lands by cutting up, say the New
Forest, and selling it in lotes, .adopt
inga similar plan with o o ing
possessions of the crown, it wul.rnke
money out of the royal family.
The revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall
has risen from £22,000 in 1821 to £72,000,
and increases annually about £3000, so
that the next Prince of Wales will prob
ably be independent of a Parliamentary
grant. Queen Victoria is probably sar
ing with the view of rendering her fam
ily independent, as the wealth of the
Duke de Penthievre rendered the house
of Orleans, and made Louis Philippe in
consequence the cheqpest of Frenoh
13 and 15 Camp Street.
New Goods Received by Express and
Offered at Low Price:
Black Alpaca FROCKS and SACKS.
New French Disgronal FROCKS and VEST4.
Youths' Black Diagonal COATS, $8 to $12.
White Duck VESTS. SI, $2 to So G0.
Cheap CASSIMEIRE SUITS, all prices.
Gauze UNDERSHIRTS, 0oc. 750 and 1t.
Jean DRAWERIP. 75e and $1.
Boys' SUITS,H for shlool and dress.
Polite attention at
Wheeler & Pierson's,
Successors to Pierson & Ilowes and Darcy &
A Complete stogk for Wholesale Trade up
stairs at low prlces. jell tjyl
(Successor to D)aniel and J. D. Edwards.)
Manufacturer of the most improved
And ,'vry description of
Copper, Brass and lbheel-lren Work.
Dealer in Iron Pipe and Fittings for Steam.
Water or Gas: Brass and Iron VaLves; Cocks;
Oil Globes; bteam and Water Gauges; Boiler
Tubes; Bol andl Nuts; PI'unched Nets; Log
Screws; Washers: Rivets; Uitern, Well and
Force Pumps:; Brass and Iron Wire Cloth; Rub
bor, Lubricating and Hemo I'acking; Rub
ber Hose; Belting;: Lubricating. Lard. Signal.
Lins-ed and Headlight Oil·s: Whits Lead; Cot
ton Waste; Citon Sterm Packing; Gas Pipe
Stocks and Dies: I'ipe Cutters; Tongs;
Wrenches: Pipe Vies,.; Jack Screws; Flue*
Brushes; Flue SHeravcers,etc.
Agent for the
Send for Price List.
22, 21. 26 and 23 Front and 21, 23, 25 and 27 Delta
street. New Orleans. Je21 '77 ly
Nes. 112 and 114 Poydras street,
Three-Bolt Rim Locks. Knob Latehes 8ell
Locking Shutter Hinges. Sash Axle Palleys.
Thumb Latches, Sash Fasteners. Phelps'
Boring Machinee, hthel! Brackets.
Combl,..tions. Tools. Corn
Shellers. etc.
Tradesmpplied a Iaetory l joeas t

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