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AUDITORIAL INVM TIOATION. The Auditorial Invoestgating aormltmi met ,n Thursday at 12 m. Preent: Senator Steven, oahairman; Bepresertatieu Ldeds and Aldlge, and qaite a number of witnesses ; in fact, ll but one._d those aummoned.. Segator Steven called the oommittee to order and requested all the witneesoe preaent but one to take es In the ha l. OHAS. CLINTON OALL5D, and testified as to the division of warrants dur nlug hbl administration, partiuolarly those pertain ing to lesssee in the case of the lirst Dstrot of this city, and that it was done after a pledge by himself and others to members of the Legleh. tare that their mileage and per diem for the see ilon should be paid. To Mr. Aldige-No oath was necesary from the tax colleotors in uoch ttlemente, as they were advances really upon the orders. It was really an ffort to get money into the trasury for the members of the Legislature who were really the worst enemies that the State had. I founht hard to keep the appropriation down when some of the prominent members seemed to press the matter. The tax collector was not compelled to make a sworn statement in settlements made in cashb, but he was oompelled to make a statement when he paid into the treasury any warrants. In this case the colleotors paid into the treasury only money. The members of the Legislature wouli stay in my A flee day after day importuning me for money. . At this juncture Mr. Olinto was served with an attachment for his presence as a wltness in one of the courts, and he was exoused. CHA8. GODWIN SWOaM. Mr. tholts is my son-in.law; he went into the Auditor!' offioe under Mr. Clinton. HeBare not seen him since April; he is now in Vienna; exs pent be will return during next month; I have a letter from him dated May 12. whioh I will read. Thq witness then read the letter, in which Mr. Sholtz disolaimed all knowledge of books, ota., and stated that he would have made the trip even though Mr. Johnson had remained as the Auditor. JNO. . BACII, CALLED. EKCtw Mr. Sholls. He was In the Aulltor's oftite up to the time that Capt. Jumel took pose .eston of the o8fioo. Saw Mr. sholts last in April. He is now, I understand. in Europe. Have heard it stated that he world be here on the fifteenth of next month and would give all the utormation the c3mmittee desired from him. L. A. HARBANlO OALLD. Wau clerk for A. K. Johnson, tax colleotor of Jefferson parish, from October 2, 1874, until March 2I or 219, 1870. Had charge of the right bank collections. Mr. Glandin had charge of the left bank collections. Don't know that he settled in full. Made money settlements with him, sometimes daily, as his hoblief clerk. Mr. Walsh, the one who kept the distil lery on the other side, was one of hisbondemen. Di not know the other bondsmen. Do not know whether his bond was canoeled or not. I was ap. pointed collector on the 28th of March 1876, by Mr. Kellogg. Have all of the reoords fir the other aids which I will produce if necessary. I, as colleotor, have the books, from whioh I can make a balance. When mt sucessor oems, I kept my own books, advising him to oomm noe new. The old books and record ,rolle, et., are so dilapidated and destroyed that nothing can be made from them. They must have been torn when Mr. Monthien had them. Will turn the old books over to the committee. P. 0. FAZUNDI OCALLD. The witness presented a statement relative to the purchase and sale of bonds and warrants for G, O. Dibble (that mentioned some days ago in the DfhuoonAT) specifying, hoever, that the sale'Of he Mobile Railroad bonds was made upon the order of Mrs. Dibble. It was then stated that perhaps someof the wit neeseu might testify in executive sesron, when they would not in open session, and upon motion the committee went into executive session, and callet Mr. Rothenbilder as the first witness. Mr. Bothenbelder testified in subitanoe that he was in the An litor's offce from December 16. 1871, until the day before the office was taken possessim of by the militia, aend that businoes was transaoted up to that day. He could not an awer s to the other departments, but only as to his own. In and during 1877 var'ous persons received warrants made out for 1876, but none sre ante.dated, and none were Issued in 1877 and dated 1876. It was customary for the Auditor at the end of every year to oommenoe businelss an a new set of books. The least time he used the appropriation book of 1878 was during the first pt olf January, when he put it in the vault. td nothing to do with the CONSOLIDATED BOND DOOK, and never heard any conversation lan the office relative to the abstraction of books or papers; heard only through public reports that the records were mlssing. Think he met Mr. O'Brien on the dy after the offioe was surrendered; he diduot ay then that they might hammer away at the vault uptil they were red, nor did he say thea that he had the keys. He said nothing then about the books and papers being abstracted. Had no conversation with Mr. Johnson about the abstraction of the books; never knew of war rants being issued when there was no appropria. tion, nor against an exhausted appropriation, and every warrant that passed through the office was countersigned by him. Had no personal knowledge of the legal statue of tuE PRINTINO OLAIKS audited by Mr. Johnson, save what was said in the papers; believe they were legal claims and upon vouchers regularly certified to, and that the clsams or matter was regularly measured by the State Prin er, and certilied to. Thby sent samples of the printing along with the claim. The next witness called, and examined with closed doors, was MALONE WHEELESS, who testified in substance that he was studying law in Judge Dibble's office, though was never offiolally his private secretary. Being a short hand writer he did mrst of the correspondence, and living near Mr. Dibble, he would m the even tag dictate to him (the witness) letters which he would write out the next morning and mail. He knew nothing about the settlements by Judge Dibble with the Auditor, shberiff, Treuaurr or tax collectors. Never handled any of the money in the office, except to get his salary at the end of the month, and even then did not handle all of that. The doors were then opened, and Mr. Clinton, who had returned from the court, again took the "stand. Mr. Aldige questioned him as to the issue of orders in March for $11 t62, which were hobanged in December, the order$ being paid first in war. rants. The witness-I don't know how the tax colleo tor could make such a sworn statement as that. There may have been an exooeption, by which, under the law, the warrants could have been re seived for taxes. In such cases the collector must, in paying into the treasury such warrants, make the sworn statement as required by law. In making a statement to him, the Auditor re quires no sworn statement. If in this ease the warrants were paid in, the Treasurer would know of is and I would not. The license and four mill tax went to the same fund. If a tax collector pesented such warrants and swore to them .in aving them into the treasury, he perjured him sjdf if he made such a statement and had not re eToived them for licenses and taxes. (The expert was directed to obtain from the Treasurer's office the warrants specified.) Mr. Aldige-The committee would like to know why, when you changed the ord,'re, you assigned the reason for the change as a clerical error. Witness-An error had occurred in a division of the fund, and we supposed that it would have "been paid in before. If, in paying in, the col lectors paid in warrants when it should have been in oash, it was not known to me. Over payments were made, or installments on oolleotons in ad vance of regular settlements, and when the set. tlements were made the changes were made in the orderg, I believe that, even in this transao ion, the Mate did not lose a dollar. Generally issued licenses to tax colloUetors about the time the Legislature aajourned, or perhaps a little before. Will ascertain, if possible, ab ut the time the licenses were nissed and will furnish the informatien to the committee. Mr. Bolle was then examined in executive ses slon, and Mr. Bothenbelder was recalled and ex amined with closed doors. T. W. Eaton was also examined in exeon5ive session, as was also Thee. O'Brien, ex-clerk of the Auditor's oice. TxlEO. LIPSHIUTZ CALLED. Had some records which are now in the Sn eýerlor District Court, or at the Second Judicial District Oourta t .arrnllton, where the ase of the Btate vs. Chae. Clinton was transferred. Mr. Ollnton was Indioted upon my evidence, as the papers will show. Imade the paper whihob were given to the Attorney Gmnerl, .ad I think they re latnthe papers In the ooart now. The Legle. lature of 1878 voted thirty per mat additional pai to themseives, and the Auditor renfled to pay iU. They went to Judge Hawkins, and RU 50USTAIwN OLI[TON. I want to e correct In giving testimony, and for that reason would prefer to have the papers I made out, which are now In court, as if I made any statement outWde of that they would pere cuae me. They are rich andpowerful, you a now, and would injure me if I went outeide of the record. I can make, from a book that I have, some of the data and, with the rest that ha re in court, can have it ready by neit week. The committee then adjourned until Monday at 1 o'clock p. m. MUNICIPAL MATTIER. A Hearty Laugh Rings Within tihe Wall of the City Hall. The following bids were opened at the City Hall on Thursday for ten Waterworks bonds: P* Murphy, 62 oents; Jno. L. Knepfer & Co., 58; Jno. Crebbln, 80, the last being sooepted. Administrators MoOafrey, Rengetorff and Ed. wards, the committee to inquire into the com plaints against the Dagar Shed Company, have begun their investigation. We are informed that a suit is now pending on an appeal to the 8upreme Oourt against thq company, the defendants hay nlg obtained judgment in the lower court. A EKARTY LAUGH rang through the Oity Hall on Tuesday about noon, when a deputy sheriff appeared and presented to the Mayor a writ, enjoin. lug him from signing the ordinance granting the right of way to Messrs. Bohreiber and Hlgby for the grain trade railroad, for the ordinance has already been signed. The writ was issued on the suit of lE. Kennedy, President of the Cresoent Oity Iailroad Com. pany. tarnatz Institute. Last evening Oranewall Hall was crowded with the elite of the city to listen to the commence ment and graduating exercises of one of the finest female institutes in the South-the Osr nait Institute. .The programme has a selection of musical and literary gems, the rendition of the same by the different young ladies was superb and was ws:llow : Le Chant U Bivouae-Yilbac-a hutt mans- Misses L. D., I. L., A. B , C. T. Luela -Boyer-Plano ................Miss L. 0. Traviata-Billema- Piano.............Miss I. L. The Party-a Dialogue. Haydee-Auber-Duet Vocal..Misses A. B., A. P. liomnambula-Leybaeh-Piano........Miss O. T. Oulture-C-omposition ...............liss M. B. Beverie-Viq uxteps--Plano ......... Mis A. H. (Aoeompaniment on the violin by Mr. COulier.) Air des Nooes de Jeannette-Masse-.vocal- Miss G. T. Robert'le Diable-Prudent-piano.... Miss A. B. La Chasse-trio-Vilbao-a douze mains Misses L. 0., I. L., M. R., B. 0., O. T., M. D. Memory's Hall-oompoiltion......M.... Mss L. J. La Zinceara-Doaietti-v cal .......... Miss A. B. oharles VI-Bosellen-plano.......... Miss L. D. La Favyrite- Beriot-Piano .......... Miss A. H. (Accompaniment on the violin by Mr. Oaalier.) Le Tronvere-Verdl-vocal........Mise A. P. Our Verse-a dialogue ......................:.. Lea Oomp iments de Normandie-Vocal Misses A. P., A. B. Bellearlo-Gorio--Duo concertant- Misses A. H., A. B. Les Adieux aux Graduees.........Miss A. P. The young ladies of the graduating class, as they sat on the platform mantled for the occa sion, presented a bright and brilliant appear. ance, and their teachers can ask for no higher compliment than the manner in which they so. quitted themselves. Memory's Hall, a composition written by Miss Louisa M. Jones, was read with oare by that young lady, and the composition itself was beau. tiful and showed the young lady had a bright mind. When she finished she was accorded much ap. plause and loaded down with bouquets from thoughtful friends. One of the brightest and most interesting young ladies of the graduating class was Miss Alice H. Haynes, who was noticeable for her musical talent. This young lady, after display ing some of her talent, received numerous bouquets, and was loudly applauded. A composition on "Oulture," by Miss Madge B. Barnard, was superbly rendered, and reflected much credit upon the young lady. " Traviata "- Billema-by Miss Ines O. Lum, merited the applause accorded her by the au dience. Missee Louise M. Damouln sustained her sev eral parts with much credit to herself and the school. Miss Clara A. Torian played "Somnambula" with most ex.tlisite taste and expression. Miss Aline Bernard sang Donizetti's "La Zin gara" in a sweet musical voice, and so much pleased the audience that she was called before them a second time. Near the close of the exercises Hon. G. A, Breaux came forward, and in a few neat and ap propriate remarks, confered diplomas on Vhe fol lowing young ladies: Louisa M. Jones, Inez O. Lurm, Alice H. Haynes, Louise M. Dumoulin, Madge B. Bar nard, Clara A. Torsan, Aline M. Bernard. After the conferring of the diplomas the enter tainment concluded with a tableau, entitled "The Flower Queen " during which Miss A. Haynes was crowned Queen of Flowers. The Donaldsonvllle Excursion. The Fourth of July celebration at Donaldson. ville promises to be a grand affair. The two crack corps, the Washington Artillery and Con tinental Guards, and we hear also other military organizations, are preparing to go. Our steam. boatmen are doing the right thing with them, and will transport them free of charge. We pub. lish the following correspondence between Mr. James E. Pernet, of the steamer St. Mary, and Capt. Wm. Pierce, of the Continental Guards: Nzw OaLEANs, June 27, 1877. To the Officers and Members Continental Guards, Company A : Genileen--Having secured the steamer St. Mary, Capt. Fred Probet in command, for an excursion to Donaldsonville, I hereby tender your Command free transportation for the occa sion. Ihe steamer will leave the wharf at 8 o'clock p. m. July 3, retnrning at 9 o'clock a. m. July 5. Reepeotfally yours, JAMES E. PERNET, Manager of Excursion. HEADQUARTERS CONTINENTAL GUARDS, Co. A, .. Patrick's Hall, New Orleans, June 28, 1877. .Apt. James E. Pernet, Manager of Excursion Steamer St. Mary : Dear Sir-Your communication of the 27th inst. is received, and at a regular meeting of the company your tender of the fine steamer St. Mary, commanded by the e.lcient and popular Capt. Fred Probst, was unanimously accepted. The c mmand avails itself of this opportunity to visit Donaldsonville in so cmfortable and agrees ble a manner, with many thanks to you for your generous offer. Appreciating the kindness, and wishing you success in your undertasing, I remain yours, respectfuly, WM. PIER"E, Captain Commanding Oon'inental Guards, Co. A. Twenty Dollars, or Thirty Days Parish Prison. On the 22d of Jane Mrs. Kate Conne'ly ap peared before Judge Smith and swore out an affi davit, charging her husband, P. J. Connelly, with assault and battery on her and her children. Since the 22T inst. Mrs. Kate Connelly swore out two more affidavits, in both of which she charges her husband with assault and battery. Yesterday being the day fixed for the trial of all three oases, Mrs. Connelly was sworn and placed on tho stand. When Mrs. Connelly took the stand she said that she did not wish to proes ona her husband, and that she had made the aidravte While in temper. On this testimony, Jodge Smith discharged the oeeused and sent the prosecutor to the Parish Prison for thirty days, in default of $20 ine for making a maliolous charge. tate Awrleultural and Mechleanical College The closing exercises of the Louisiana State Agricultural and Mechanical College will be. gin this evening at 8 o'clook sharp, at Grunewald HaILl The students will go through all the reg ular exercises in the different branches of study, Including oratory, declamation and ohemistry. The proceedings will, no doubt, be very interest ing. Kit Moves. Mr. J. Kittredge, so long and favorably known to our people, and who, as we have had the oooca lon to say already, has been placed in oharge of the structure erected by the Oresoent Olty Rail road Company, at the New Lake End, for 'the so commodation of visitors to the lake, will inaugu rate the resort on Saturday afternoon at 5 o'loeck. Mr. Kittridge's advertisement elsewhere gives a detailed account of the acoommodations which will be afforded especially for ladles and children. It remains for us to say that from our personal knowledge of the manager's ability as a caterer, we are satisfied that he will leave notbing undone to make the resort popular and free from all ob jeotions. It must be remembered by the public that the building is entirely free to all visitors to the lake, and that the refreshment depariment may be patronized or not by those seeking the cool breezes of the lake shore. It is an lustitution created for the greater attrao tion of the Lake End, and everybody who behaves himself with pri priety, and that will be made an abso tee condition-can enjoy himself without having a cent to pay for the enjoyment. There will be a fine band of musio on hand, on Saturday, and thereafter several times a week. iIn Carrollton. In the case of the State vs. Bloomer and Girar a dey & Co., relative to taxes on the "state-House , grounds," defendants have appealed to the tu i preme Court from the decision of Judge Pardee. a Yesterday Henry Smith, charged with Incest, was tried before Judge Pardee's court, and the jury, after being absent for about ten minutes, returned a verdict of guilty. The penalty is hard labor for life in the penitentiary. eceond Judicial District Court. The trial of Mr. J. D. Montamat, charged with the killing of Jno. P. O'Conner, who had invaded his premises on the night of the 2d of An, ust, 1870, resulted in an acquittal. The verdict wpa received with great joy and satisfaction by the host of friends of the accused, whose charac er has ever been above reproach. The defence was ably represented by Judge J. North Cullom and H. . Castellanos, Esq. Mightly Cut. About 9 o'clock Wednesday night a diffionulty took place aboard the steamer Lotus No. 8, lying at the head of First street, between two negroes, whose names could not be ascertained, and which terminated in one of them being slightly stabbed in the left side. The party who did the cutting lost no time in maktig good his escape. Shooting at Donaldsonville. Information was received in the city yesterday of a shooting that occurred in or near Donald sonvllle on Wednesday, when a young creole named Pouchon shot and mortally wounded a little colored girl who was picking up shavings and chip, near his shop. Pouohon, it seems, warted her to stop under penalty of being shot, and when she replied that she had the overseer's permission he blazed away, wounding her, as Ssated, and then made good his escape. At last acoounts both whires and blacks were scouring the country for him. Drevitles. Rumor has it that quite a number of officials have not as yet filed their bonds with the Recor der of Mortgages. The Adjutant General is making preparations to remove his office to the lower fl)or of the State-House building, on the Royal street side. The washerwomen like the weather with the mercury at 92 degrees. It wilts so many collars, you know. Governor Niobolls contemplates visiting Baton Rouge, leaving here on to-morrow evening, to attend a meeting of the Board of (control of the S·ate Uliversity and Aarioultural and Mechanical College, which assembles at the place named on the 2d proximo. He will then visit and per. sonally inspect the Penitentiary, and will return to Donaldsr nville in time to witness the military celebration at that point on the 4th proximo. Capt. Billy Connors, well known to turfmen hereabouts, will be the official starter at the Long Branch running races, beginning to-mor row. Webster spells the word "governor" in his own way, and so does the artist who painted the sign nailed to the door of the Lieu'enant Governor's offi e at the State House. The difference, how ever, is not material-only the insertion of a wrong letter by the artist. The Pickwick Social Club give a grand compli mentary moonlight picnic and soiree dansante at Magnolia Garden on daturday, the 80th inst. The brave boys of the seventh company of the Orleans Regiment of Artillery give a grand mili tary picnic at the Washington Hotel, lake end, on Sunday next, the proceeds to be devoted to the purchase of military equipm' nte. .The U. S. war steamer Plymouth has boon or dered from Vera Cruz to Part Royal, S. O., and is expected at the latter point daily. Supervising Inspector George L. Norton de nies the statement telegraphed here that in his report he charged steamboat owners and masters with "systematic disreg rd of the law." Senor Mata, representing the Diaz govern ment, arrived in this city Wednesday from Mex ico, on his way to Washington to obtain re cognition from our government. Gen. Bena video arrived also and goes to the Rio Grande. Gen. Me jia, who is an adherent of Lerdo, and who has been here for some days, has gone to New York to joia Lerdo. The new Pollman pa'ace sleeper Europa, on exhibition at the Canal street depot of the New Orleans and Mobile Railroad, is a work of art and a vehicle fit for the kings. Shipwrecked and burned cut mariners look at it with disdain. Hour grapes I Short Items. Morris Quill is now penned up in the Feventh Station, charged with the larceny of $6 80. For the larceny of a shot gun Emile Pariel re tire.d to the Eighth calaboose. At 12 o'clock on Wednesday right a thief climbed over the fence of Mr. J. V. Daures' resi dence. corner of Marais and Toulouse streets, but was discovered and frightened away before he got his work in. Pi rre Gilman kept a malicious dog which an noted the people liv ng in his neighborhood, and now Pierre is in the Central Station for violating an ordinance. THB COURTS. Second District Court. Succession of W. J. Pike on the the petition of his widow fir the adjudication of certain prop ertv, held in common by herself and her minor child, Gertrude D. Pike. The value of the prop erty in the parish of Orleans is $108 100; in the other portions of the State $31,822 69; movable effects $355,609 53. All the above property has been aijudicated in favor of the widow Pike, but it remains specially mortgaged in favor of the minor child. Third District Court. The jury in the case of Gabriel A. Cerrelolles vs. the New Orleans, Carrollton and City Railroad Company last erening brought in a verdict in favor of the defendant for the sum of $2500 and costs. Fourth District Court. Cecilia Rochtmnller, wife of Hei ry Gobrl, yes terday commenced an action ton this court against Isidore Newman, claiming $5000 dam ees broach ed on her character. She represents that during the month of July, 1876, she was in the employ of said Newman, and that while in his employ he oaused her arrest and incarceration, charging her with the crime of grand larcenyr and bur Mary and that she was imprisoned illegally for a lon time in the Parish Prfson among a number of the lowest class of criminals, whereby she has suffered damages in the aforesaid amount. Gattfrier Hubert at aie. vs. Meeker, Knox A Oo.--Joud ent in favor of defendants and arainst plaintiffs, with costs; and also in favor of W. HI. hitney and against plaintiff. Plfth District Court. Hnlkle & Duggan vs. the New Orleans Cotton Seed Oil Association. Judge Rogers, Thursday morning, rendered a very elaborate decision in this case decreeing plaintiffs to be entitled to the sum of $2709 75 J. M. Begue et ale. vs. Walter Pugh et als. Ex ception sustained. Alfred Maroheand vs. Warner Van Norden et al. Alfred Marchand. a Judgment creditor of the Mississippi and Mexican Gnllf hip Canal Com pany for the sum of $5187, and seeks to set aside certain transfers made by the said company to Van Norden. Judge Rogers decreed that these transfers be annulled, the rights of E. O. PAlmer being re served, and that plaintiff have judgment as prayed for. John I. Adams & 0o. have filed a petition in his court against Moses Greenwood & lions, for 612,520, on five promissory notes, Life Association of America vs. Lorenzo Carbo. ulit for executory process on a claim for $9010o Sixth Distriet Court. Crescent City Itilroad vs. the Mayor of the oity of New Orleans.-Prayer for an injunction prohibiting his honor from signing the ordinance passed by the Connell, granting Higlby & o'holeiber the right of way to build a freight railway. Order granted to show cause why said inojan. lon should not issue; in the meantime the a,,or is prohibited from seining said ordinance. New Orleans Uansl and Banking Company vs. ity of New Orleans. Judgment for plaintiff in he sum of $29,011 21, with interest and costs. WAR NEWN. It is Manufactured by a Mpecial Bureau In tle Turkish Department of War. [N. Y. Tribune.] The flatterers about the Sultan's throne have had to call their imagina. tions into play to amuse their master and keep the Constantinople mob in good nature. After the first shots were fired on the Danube they were anxious to have the Sultan take the title of Con queror, but he had the good sense to re ject the title. The skirmishing at Ba toum was elaborated in the elastic Gov ernment bulletins into brilliant Turk ish victories; town after town on the coast was bombarded; there was good news from Kars, and Mukhtar Pasha was moving in a mysterious way his strategy to perform. Redif Pasha edited the bulletins in the War Office, and Mahmoud Pasha, Marshal of the Palace, carried the news to the Sultan. When the Assembly of Deputies began to question the authen. ticlty of the bulletins Rediff Pasha ad mitted that he had resorted to artificial means to stimulate the courage of the Sultan's subjects, and announced that he would in ruture suppress all the gov ernment dispatches. This policy was not popular, the Sultan was not enter tertained, and the people at once in ferred from the War Minister's suspi cious silence that there was very bad news which he was afraid to let them know. While Constantinople was chilled with apprehensions tidings came of the capture of Sukhum Kaleh. Redif Pasha gave his imagination full play, and the city was regaled with exagger ated accounts of insurrections in the Caucasus. So great was the enthusiasm that the court favorites again urged the Sultan to assume the title of Conqueror. In disseminating fictitious intelligence, Redif Pasha has been aided by two newspaper correspondents, one of whom has been stationed at Erzeroum and the other at Constantinople. The dispatches to the London Telegraph from Erzeroum are said to be from the hand of James Creagh, an inexoerienced correspond ent, whose credulity has quickened the invention of the Turkish officials. The Constantinople agent of the same jour nal, consciously or unconsciously, has played into the hands of the Minister of War. At first their cue was to exag gerate trifling successes, such as the musketry engagements in the Valley of the Rion. the uprising in the Caucasus, and the skirmishing before Kars. Sub sequently they began to magnify Turk ish defeats in Armenia, and to predict the collapse of the Turkish army. A skirmish in which Turkish cavalry were worsted was manipulated into a massa cre; the abandonment of Erzeroum and a retreat in the direction of Erzlngan were predicted, and even announced, and the utter demoralization of the Turkish troops was vividly portrayed. The Turkish officials were evidently aiming to throw the Anglo-Turns into a panic, and these correspondents either fell into the trap or helped set it. The rumors of the recapture of Arda han, which were subsequently circu lated, indicated a return to the first principles of misrepresentation and ex aggeration. ---c- so OFFICE-HOLDING POLITICIANN. Tihe Effect of the President'M Proclama tion on Its Objects. [N. Y. World.] WASHINGTON, June 24.-The order of the President published yesterday, pro hibiting Federal officers from holding membership of national, State or local committees of a political nature, or be coming delegates to political conven tions, or from paying assessments for political purposes, is directed to the head of each department of the govern ment, so that it may reach every branch of the civil service. It is intended to take effeot on July 1, the com mencement of the new fiscal year. Although the President has been dis cussing this step ever since he came into office there were but few who believed he would really take it. Now that it has been made, and the national and State and many of the local Republican committees will be reorganized or aban doned, there is a feeling akin to con sternation among Republican politi cians in Washington as to its effect on the fall elections. They all agree that it will be quite disastrous. One ex-Con gressman states that Maine and Massa chusetts will go Democratic certainly the latter. As to Pennsylvania and Ohio, the Republicans are few and far between here who expect anything else in those States but a Democratic victory. Another Republican of prominence says: "The President's attempt to strike down the machinery of a political or ganization in a republic like ours is absurd, and it will only result in over whelming defeat to the Republican party." "Why, sir," he added, "Mr. Hayes carried his own State of Ohio entirely by political assessments and the work of men in office. He cannot deny that; he knows that it was only by the great est effort that it was savedi from the Democrats. To turn Mr. Wyckoff, the Chairman of the Republican Commitee of that State, out of office if he does not resign from his committee, is base per sonal, as well as political, ingratitude." In the old border States like Mary land, Virginia and Missouri, it is the concurrent opinion that the Republican organization will be entirely broken up. The leaders of the party there have always been Federal officers, and nothing but the division of public plun der has made it cohesive. Take that away and it falls to pieces. -------e.------- IIREADSTUFFS. The Amount Produced In the World Prospeet of a Larger Supply than Usnual belong Needed Abroad this Year. [Boston Herald.] According to a very careful statistical exhibit recently made by the French government, the total cereal production of Europe amounts at present to an aver age of 4,994,000,000 bushels per annum. Of this alone Russia furnishes 1,000,000,. 000 bushels, or nearly one-third of the whole; Germany, 742,500,000 bushels; France, 687,500,000 bushels, and Austria 550,000,000 bushels. The production of this country is set down at 1,537,250,000 bushels,. or 391 bushels to each inhabi tant, while Europe, with a population of 297,000,000 produces only about 101 bushels per head. Roumania produces the greatest num ber of bushels to the inhabitant, 39.40; Denmark comes second, then Russia, Prussia, France, Hungary, etc., Switzer land producing the smallest amount to the inhabitant, 6.76 bushels. Only eight out of the twenty-five European coun tries produce sufflicient grain for home consumption. In this country throe-fifths of the cereal production consists of corn. In Europe .oats predominate, and next comes wheat, rye, harley and corn. Rus sia, Prussia and France produce large wheat crops, and the two first are our largest competitors in the English market. In Roumania and Servia corn takes the first rank. Prior to 1860 Rus sia and Prussia led the United States in the supply of wheat. From 1859 to 1861 the exports of wheat from this country to England sprang suddenly up from 430,504 cwt. to 15 610,472 cwt., while in the same period hussia advanced only from 3,827,454 cwt. to 4,567,483 cwt., and Prussia from 3,345,301 cwt. to 4,462,573 cwt. The lead taken so suddenly by this country has ever since been main tained. In India a dearth prevails this year. Egypt being subject to ,he suzerainty of the Porte, will be affected by the war, and whether the war is localized or whether it draws into it other European powers it is evident that the demand for American breadstuffs will be in. creased in the neighborhood of 25 per cent in case of the cutting off of the Russian and Turkish supplies from market by a prolonged war. Italy im ports very largely from Odessa, on the Black Sea, and war will also create an active demand for our breadstuffs in I Mediterranean ports. In this country the visible supply of wheat is only about one-half what it was this time last year, and if the Russian supply is cut off from the English market the supply of wheat, until the next harvest, will be very scant, and prices necessarily high. This will tend to make a good market for corn, of which there is in this country more than twice the quantity in store than there was this time last year, al though the exportations to England have been larger than last year. -0001 1--- MORALITY IN SHAYTI. The Proportion of Legitimate and Illegi tlmate Births In that Island. [New York W..rld.] Artemus Ward, in his capacity as a civil service reformer and census enu merator, once propounded the immortal question, " What is the average rate of morality along the Erie Canawl?" The disclosures during Gov. Tilden's admin istration showed that it was not very high, but it can hardly have been lower than that of Hayti. The Iadependrant of May 1, under the heading of " Etat Civil de Jacmel," gives the following interesting statistics: BIRTHS. Sex. Legitimate. Il!egitimate. Total. Male.................. 11 173 181 Female ......... .. 7 157 164 Totals. ........ 18 330 318 NEGRO MORTALITY. The Terrible Dea'h Rate Among time Negroes Crowded it Mouthern Cities. The population of Charleston, . C. is 56,000-24,000 whites and 32,000 colored persons. Among the whites there were 668 deaths, and among the colored per sons 1344 deaths in 1876, or twice as many among the latter as among the former, though the colored population exceeds the whites nearly one-third. In 1875 there were 624 deaths among the whites and 1240 among the blacks, still about the same disproportion. In 1876 there were twenty-seven deaths in the thousand among the whites, and forty two in the thousand among the blacks. The difference is still more strikingly exhibited in the infant mortality. About 44 per cent of all the deaths were of children under five years old, or 896; but of this number only 238 were white chidren and 657 colored, or nearly three of the latter to one of the former. * --~-- A SHOWER OF FROGS. Petersaurg Invaded by Denizens of a Neighboring Swamp. Petersburg, Va., had a shower of frogs the other day. A letter describing the matter says that the lower streets and depot yards of the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio and the Richmond and Peters burg railroads were so dense with these creatures that it was almost impossible to walk without treading on them. They were not larger than five cent pieces, and kept up a constant hopping, as if they were trying to get back home. Most of them must have died. If they had been full grown, and had met that fate, the air would have been poisoned by such a contribution, and malaria would have resulted. It is believed that the high wind which prevailed during the storm swept this plague of frogs from the neighboring swamp. Great interest was excited by their appear ance. THE CZAIR'A MELANCHOLY. The Emperor appears to be suffering from an increase in his habitual melan choly, or rather hypochondria. The most extensive and elaborate precau tions have been taken to protect him from assassins, the Russian secret po lice having been sent forward in hun dreds, and a demand made on the Rou manian government to allow them an unlimited right of arrest, a demand which was refused. An incident, too, which occurred on his arrival, has probably increased his gloom. A Russian offticer of irregulars, who had entered Servia without leave, and had been dismissed the service in consequence applied to his Majesty for pardon, and was refused. He imme diately shot himself in the Czar's pres ence, partly, as we suppose, from de spair, and partly as a sort of Oriental protest lgainst injustice. d CUBAN INDZhPuWI DN P O. rt The Only Thing Preventing It,4 * Plan. tre' Dread of Smaaelpatsn. (New York BSn.J After all Campos' boasting that he would put an --:d to the Cuban rebellion, - the following meots remain undisputed: 1. That the planters made about halfd5 r. much sugar as last year, although therl estates were protected. 2. That the in 1 creal in prico of sugar did npot even ap h proximately compensate them for deficiency in quantity. 3. That th money which they had to pay for the protection afforded them, the thirty per cent and other taxes, exceeded the whole net value of their crops. 4. That.they are completely, or almost contpletely, ruined. G. That they will positively de cline next year to pay any such price for D such protection. 6. That, in self-pro tection, they must join the Cubans. This is the pith of all the late report. of amnesty, return of conflsca erty to Cubans, autonomy e Jovellar and Martinez mam be tween whom, by the way, there ip very little entente cordiale, just now-know that the Spanish planters hold the key of the position, as they have held it for t eight years past. They know that they can ship both of them off to Spain, as 3 they shipped Captain-General Dulce in 1869; they know that the want of suo cess in the field has so disheartened the Spanish trading and planting element that the collection of taxes is aiml impossible; and they know that, if . Cubans would only modify their ceol tution a little, so as to make emands tion gradual, or so that the owners be partially remunerated for their asla property, the arrangement which ha been for some time under way for & grand pronunciamento of the Spaniards in this city in favor of Cuba Libre would at once be afait accomrnpli. The Cubans are willing to cede all minor points on the basis of Independ ence. I do not, however, believe that the Cuban Congress will take a single back step in the matter of emancipa tion. That must be as it stands in the constitution, "immediate and uncon ditional." The Spaniards, who have always been proverbially very cruel taskmasters, and who are aware how difficult it will be for them to hire free labor, will strain every nerve to obtain some modification from the 'Cubans; but if the Cubans are unyielding, the Spaniards will prefer half a loaf to no bread-that is, they will prefer to keep their estates under the protection of free Cuba, even without their slaves, to the certainty of seeing the estates destroyed and themselves utterly ruined under Spanish rule. Another but a minor stumbling block in the way of the union of the resident Spaniards with the Cubans is the Span ish currency of the country, known as the Spanish Bank paper. It has no basis, and is absolutely valueless; and, unpleasant as it may be for the million aires to settle with those people whose sole capital it is to-day-mostly the poor shopkeepers and laboring classes-this is clearly the duty of the Spaniards, who issued the bills and used the money. It nowise is a matter that con cerns the Cubans. As soon as the bal ance of the sugar crop is exported the country will be bankrupt, and every thing exportable will have been ex--, ported. The rivalry between the two leading Chinese theatres in San Francisco is not less intense than that between two of our first-class the ttres. The contract with a company performing at one the atre expired the other day, and the rival theatre made a large offer for their ser vices. Thereupon the manager of the theatre they were about to quit locked them, through strategy, in the green room, and gave them only bread and water, to persuade them to renew the contract. Writs of habeas corpus, ob tained by his rival, however, convinced him that this is not the "Melican" style of securing signatures to a con tract. ....• *'-'*.---. The Nez Perces are not a low order of Indians. They are noted for their supe rior intelligence, their power, their wealth in cattle and horses and their fine physical development They have long been faithful friends of the whites, and it is reported of them by Major Wood, of the army, that no Nez Perce of the full blood ever killed a White man. These are the Indians we have now driven into war by perfidy and wrong.-[N. Y. Sun. We know by experience that Frank L. Lear, No. 56 Oamp street, keeps the best kind of ice cream and cakes. His prices are low and his restaurant first-class. HOTEL ARRM AL4. ST. .TAMES HOTEL. Miss F M IRugliley, Ala ItC Titiel, Syracuse N Y C H Horn, Miss C H FilmllHs, do. G Ranmarguray, Mexico C M Haines, Oeo. AntoniG ranis, Mexico G M Haines, Geo M S Newsom. Tau.g'hoa W B Gregg. J S Deoan!. City Mirs J P 'air, Miss IR A Nanlcave,. O Sp'ng James G Fair, Miss $10001 REWARD. STATE OF LOUISIANA, Executive Department. Whereas, It appears from the proces verbal of inquest and the verdict of the Coroner's jury, in the matter of the investigation into the cause of the death of the late DON SEVERINO DE LA BAfISEIRA, Consul of his Majesty, the King of Spain, which occurred in the city of New Or leans, on the twenty-fourth day of March, A. D. 1877, said inquest having been held in said city beford Dr. Henri de Rane. Coroner of the Second, Third and Fifth Districts of the parish of Orleans. that the death of said Severino de la Barrora was occasioned by his taking un knowingly poison, placed int ntionally and feloniously in a bottle of medicine, from which he, on that day, took the usual dose, by one or more persons unknown to the jury of inquest, and who are at large; and Whereas, To all appearances, a heinous crime, punishable under the laws of this State, has been committed, and for the good of society its perpetrators should be brought to justice, Now. therefore. I. FRANCId T. NICHOLLS, Governor of the State of Louisiana, .har thought proper to issue this my proclamattlo .. calling upon the good people of this State 3 give their aid and assistance in arresting and bringing to justice the perpetrator or perpetra tors of said crime, and by virtue of the author ity in me vested by the laws of this State, I hereby offer a reward of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator or perpectrators of said crime. Given under my signature and authenticated with the seal of the State of Louisiana, at the city of New Orleans, this twenty-eighth day of June. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, and of the one hundred and first year of the independence of the United States of America. FIRANCIS T. hlCHOLLS, Governor of the State of Louisiana. By the Govern ,r: tWIL, A. SBToo, Secretary of Stateo ie2 lo.