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THE AUDITORIAL INQUIRIES.
IMPOMTANT WITNB3Wlel EXAMINED IN EXIX 1UTIVE SESIIONW. A Proienged Consultation with the At torney General-New Facts Developed. The Auditorial Iveistligat4g ommittse met at 1 o'clock on Thursday afteranos and were called to order by Senetor teven, there being present, besides him, Messrs. Aldige, leeds and Desmaras. The chairman read an anonymous communi cation, signed "Bt, Martin," tq the 9ffeot that the ex-divislon school upetintebdent called tpon tihe parish school treasurers of the parishes of St. Martin and Vermilion to give him pablio money whioh they did, taking his receipt therefor, and that he used the money to defraj his travellng expenses. Beterred to Senator Ogden'd com mittee. Sergeant 81abowaki, of the ex Metropolitans, was called as a witness, when the committee went into executive session and rcmsined with closed doors until 4 p. m., examining in the mean. time Corporal Brennan, ex.Metropolitan, in re gard to TaH sOOLaN Booxs; also John Fabey, Deputy United States Marshal, as to his knowledge of the books being at one time in the Marshal's office. Subsequently Attorney General Ogden was called in to consult with the committee, first as to their power to compel the attendance of wit nesses, and slig to impart to him important in formation whichthe committee.deemed of sufil clent importance to go before the Grand Jury. The committee then adjourned until 11 o'clock this morning when additional witnessees will, perhaps, Ie in attondance to throw a little light on the subject under inves!igation; Among the subjects soon to be taken up by the committee will be the facts connected with the non-appearance of nearly all of the delin. quent lists, or rolls, from the parishes, as well as into some oases from the city. It will be remembered that during Kellogg's I administration he was constantly aomInSr1eon no was 0011on1anl cHANGINi TAX COLLEGrorIt to suit the whims or wishes of those of his horde who "had points on him," so to speak, and gen. erally to lowing each of those changes would be - l eg fitghtfor the -pousseliu of thedetinquent lists, the outgoing colleotor fighting for its reten tine and the inoomin goolleotor for its delivery. Generally the "out" in snoh oase desired to OOVER UP HIS FRAUDS in carrying taxpayers on his lists and reporting them as delinquents when they had paid their taxes, which the delivery of the list might show. This was notably the case alleged in the legal war between K rrigan and Yates, of the parish of l8. James, the friends of the latter, Hansaker among them, reporting that Kerrigan had par sued the course lndicated; and in Masdison parish Larkln, as late as December 18, 1876, reported that his predecessor, Dickey, did not credit the delinquents of 187b w.th the amounts they had pai4 to him, Larkin alleging that pany of the so called delnquents MAD DICKEY'8 IEloIPrT. The ctmmittee will have full information upon this point, even though it must be had by the inspection of each receipt givep by the ex tax collectors in the parishes, as under the existing law the collectors were compelled to file with the recorders a copy of their delinquent lists, which can be compared with the reoslpe luaed. Another matter to be investigated will be the question as to who were the bona fide collectors in the parishes. Rumors were rife, even when Kellogg made appointments, that in many eases the parties appointed were mere figure-heads, and that the real collectors were members or Oongress, State Senators, Representatives, or some of the smaller politiolaus, who generally permitted the ollector (pro tom ) to do the work and they would POOxxT THE 003MM1IIONS. In this connection, the following letter from the ex-Collector of ft. Landry, in the p3asession of the committee, in reply, seemingly, to one writ ten, affords a little light upon that subject! OPELOWSAs, La., December 5, 18786. Bon. Gen. B. Johnson, New Orleanse: Dear Sir-Yours by mall this day has been re ceived; contents noted. You will please to do me the favor to call on Gen. Anderson to settle any amount due against me on Treh.arer'e books, as I forwarded the unds by him when he went to the city; Do me the favor to esll on him as soon as von receive this, as I would didlte very much to be reported as short in my acoout. I will leave here on the 10th for the city, when I will see that all is right. Very respeoctflly, T. L. MORRIS. THE BOARD OF HEALTH. The Board of Health met Thursday evening at 8 o'clock in their room. Present: Dre. Chopin, Taney, Jones, Taylor, and Messrs. Har die and Nott. After the reading of the minutes of last meet ing a letter from Dr. Smith, who Is in charge of Atohafylaya Station, with reference to the pres ent condition of affairs there, was listened to by the members. The reports of the sanitary inspectors were read. FOR THE FIRST DISTRIOT. Dr. Choppin: Dear Sir-I have the honor to submit the fol lowing report for the month of June: The general inspection is somewhat behind, owing to the number of* oases of small-pox on hand. We have advanced by squares in the First Ward as far as Anulncation street, and in the Hooond Ward as far as Magazine street, the work being done by Offioers Woody and Jeanean. In my special report regarding the vaults of the lit. Charles, City and St. James Hotels, I have shown where said hotels have violated the laws. this matter being under the consideration of the attorneys of the Board of Health. With the exception of small-pox, the only dies ease prevailing to any extent in the First District is malarial fever. Although I have tried to have the people of the First Diutriot avail themselves of the opportunity to be vaccinated, yes the pset month shows that only three whites and four colored were vaccinated. Of the whites two were primary and one secondary cases. The one col ored child was a primary case of vawcination. The number of cases of email-pox during the month of June were fifty-three. ML E. SOHL&TEB, K. D. SECOND DISTRICT. Complaints have been made by .tizens to the sanitary inspector relative to the noisome smell arising from the oyster shells on the levee, ad garbage in a state of putrefaction in front of the Red Wtorea Also complaints against the city car stableson Esplanade street, near Bayou St. John. The Inspector reports that he inspected these stables and found them well kept. Num ber of inspections made, 755. A. 8. LADRv, M. D. THIRD DISTRICT. There is leess malarial fever in this district than during previous years, and the health there is most excellent. The inspectr aske that vacoi nation should be made compulsory. The recent cleaning of Claiborne canal is con sidered as improving mouch the public health, and the streets are In good order, but the gutters are not cleaned sufficiently. Of the forty-five oases of small-pox during the month twenty were white and twenty-five colored. H. Bezou is the inspector. FOURTH DISTRICT. This report shows a large decrease in semall. pox, and gives promise of an early disappear. ane, but the sanitary condition of the district is not good, owing to defective privy vaults. Dr. Joe. Holt is the inspector. FIFTH DISTRICT. Very little sickness in this district, with the ex ception of small-pox, which is confined to the negroes in Freetown. The necessity of vaccina tion is shown, and strong measures urged to compel it. Dr. John B. Magruder is the health officer there. SIXTH DISTRICT. The general health throughout the district is good, and small-pox shows only two deaths dur ing the month. The inspection of houses is pro. gressing fast. Dr. Bayley is in charge. SEVENTH DISTRIOT. This district is reported in fine sanitary oondi- I tie and the eneral health of the inhabitants '. 'lbe inspeetion is progressing rapidly and will fon be olosed. Dr. W. H. Watkins has ID this under hbls upervioo. Presldent boppn , after the reading of the reports from sanitary inpeetor, said that small pox was the disease against which they had to t- batte most. In times before vaeemnation the rate was that in one million persons three thous and pernsne sffered, but since vaeolnation it t had .eoreased to one hundred and fifty in one re million. The Presldent suggested that, by a communl e' cation from the Quarantine Physician, the night d ouxswain did night duty also, and an additional sum should be added to his salary. Carried. With regard to the collection on the tonnage passing the BEaoiete a letter was read from the 5 attorneys of the board, Meeers. Kennedy & us CAUs, suggesting a rate which would meest it with but little opposition, it was thought, It is as follows: Y. BEery vessel arriving at Quarantine Station iBa olet and Atobifaly shall be visited ant g bsarded by the physician, and shall pay the fol Slowing fees: Bltenlpsips $50, steamboats $5, ships 85, brigs $2 50, schooners $1, sloops, smacks and luggers 50 crtse. s, Au amendment was offered by Col. Hardie, as 0 follows: Steamships $10, steamers $5, ships $5, b brigs and all three.mssted vessels $3, schooners $2 650 smaoks $1. Carried. l* The President called the attention of the board . to the necessity of adopting a means of exca vating the vaults of the city without odor, ac cording to the statutes of the State. He said that thus fhonly two companies had presensd themselves is applicants for the privilege. e The Secretary read a cJmmunioation from the New Orleans Sanitary Excavating Comp any rela tive to the excavation of vaults, and asking for a competitive examination. 5 The President stated that permission had been granted to this company to excavate vaults. The Secretary read a letter from the Eagle Company, asking the privileges accorded to other co rpanies. The report of Dr. Holt relative to the success of the Eagle Company's excavating arrangement was read, showing that the work was performed in a trusetworthy manner and was odorless. a Dr. Jones moved that a committee, composed of the President and two members cf the Board of Health, be appointed to confer with the city authorities with respect to the apparatus to be I used in cleaning vaults, and to suggest the ne cesary rules on the subject. OCrried. Dr. Jones and Mr. Nott were appointed on the committee. Mr. Hardie then offered a motion that the por tion of the law relative to odorless apparatus be referred to the attorneys of the board. Carried. The President stated that several complaints bad been made relative to the discharge of ex cremental matter into the gutters by the several hotels, and he was determined that a stop should be ut oit. Dr. Jones said that it would be well to con sider the useof gas lime as a disinfectant, it being cheap and easily obtained. And be then read a very interesting paper on disinfection which was listened to with much attention. He said that, after all of his experi ments, he th.ugbt;tbe board ought to consider only two or three dasnfeotants--eatbollc acid and ohlorine. A resolution was then offered by Major Hardle that the experiments with the odorless appara tuns be conducted before the same officer that the former experiment was conducted. Carried. Dr. Taney moved that a committee of three be appointed by the President to take into con sideration all the statistics relative to yellow fever, and that the sanitary inspectors be ordered to take every care with the mlonue of the disease and its sarrou.dings, an report t a ssane, espe cially with reference to subasil. Carried. The report of the coal oil inspectors was then read: No. of tanks inspected................ 5 No. of barrels inspected.............. . 527 No. of tin ns........................ 1,025 No. of gallons found above flashing point 1250....................... 14.24 No. of gallons gauged and inspected be. low flashing point............... 386,058/ otal number ganged and inspected.... 60,282/ And thereupon the board adjourned untou Thursday next. y DOOMED. ianm' Ilatiman Sentenced to be Hanged At 12:45 o'clock ) eaterday Judge Whitaker casllec Samn'l Walman from the dock, and the conviotei man came out, looking haggard and careworn When he arrived at the bar he stood up, ian Judge Whitaker said: Samuel Wallman, on the thirteenth day of June a you were found guilty of the crime of murder or the body of 8. B. Simple, committed on the thir. teentlh of October, 1876. By virtue of the verdict and the section of the Revised Statute, I now sentence you to be hanged by the neck until dead, on such day as the Execu. tive may fix Have you anything to say in arrest t of jldgment ? The prisoner blanched at the sentence and, moving somewhat restlessly, answered "no" in a deeo sepulohral voice. He was then escorted out of the court-room, whilst the deepest silence reigned. The case against Samuel Wallmnn was the g killing of one Stephen B. Simple, on the levee, at the head of Julia street by stabbing him with a fisherman's knife on the 18th of October of last year. The witnesses testitled that Wallman, standing on the levee, pulled off his coat as if he wanted to fight with the deceased, but the latter kept Saway from him, ref.osing to fight. Finally Simple told Wallman if he wanted to fight, he could get it if he came out on the dirt. In the meantime Wallman put his shirt on and commenced laughing at timple, who retired on the wood work of the wharf, and Wallman en tered a fi hing boat and armed himself with a knife. Wallman then came up on the ievee aird struck at Simple, when they were separated. Wallman said if he had a fair show t.e could whip the deceased, and called on one Farrell to act as his friend. Wallman, when he came out of the skiff, had in his hand a sheath knife and he put it in a basket he was carrying. Simple, when he saw the knife, went to the Barge office and asked for a revolver, and those who were standing around told Simple to take a stick of wood. Simple took a stick that was lying there and ran out in the a reet towards the Mobile railroad track where he stopped, and faced Wallman. who held the knife in his right hand, and he made two stabs at Simple. The latter screamed, and accused ran, pursued by eeveral witnesses. In the chase he fell and dropped the knife and then surrendered. Wallman had killed another man some fifteen years ago, and had served a term in the Peniten. tiary for it. Mr. J. O. Nixon, Jr., attorney for Wallman, after sentence had been passed, filed a petition for a suesp'nive appeal to the Supreme eourt. This will delay the execution for some time. AMUSEMlENTS. ACADEWY OF MUSIC. On the Fourth the Veteran of the Mexican War celebrated the day with a matinee at the Academy of Music., opening with prayer by the R3v. Mr. J. Fisk, and comprising tableaux and an address by the Rev. Mr. John Matthews. The tableaux represented episodes of American history, and were handsomely pre sented. FAIB GROUNDS. At the Fair Grounds in the evening the Clerks' Benevolent Asseociation gave their annual picnic, which, as usual, was a grand success. The dis play of fireworks was a great feature. OPERA IOUSE. Last evening this place of amusement was filled with the elegance and beauty of the lower districts. The attraction was one of those charming soirees wh ch are periodically given by the Assoociation Dramatique Orleanaise. The programme consisted of Sardon's delight. ful three act comedy of "La Papillonne," "Le Hamard," a one act comedy of E. Grudinet ani the patriotic song "Le Revell de La Louisianne," words by L. Placide Canonge, Esq., and musioby Prof. G. Curio. It was our pleasure to be present during the last two acts of "La Papillonne," which we may *ay unhesitatingly was very well rendered by Messrs. Honore, Dessommes, J. M. Cressy A. U. Roux, J. A. Hee., and Mesdames Louise 'Dorel, Marie Deedet and Albertine Bauer. Our young amateurs, however, spoke so low at times that they could scarcely be heard, ex cept by those nearest the stage. While regret ting that we could not see the last mentioned comedy, we wish to extend our congratulations to the club upon the improvement they bring antoeach euooeeitug *Prf.orano,. CUI I-HOUSE GLNNG8. WHAT O-. CUPIED THE .119M4EPA ATI EzNTION_ YESTERDAY. Big Radical ePoliticians and Small (7) Indictments and Informations. Blaine, Buroh. Packard and Chamberlain were the four distinguished (?) personages who dis turbed the equanimity of the Custom-House of. fiials yesterday, the second named occupying really more attention than all the rest, the gen eral impression being that he would not soon ec oupy THE PENSION OFFICE, for which he was a strongly indorsed candidate, his papers bearing many names equally promi nent as that of Bruce, the colored United Ststes Senator from Mississippi. Of course the informations filed against the members of the Returning Board attr oted some attention, but as it had been expedled for some days it did not cause much surprise, and com ment was principally as to what proof the State could bring at the trial to sustain the charges. WELIM TO THE CABINET. Surveyor Wells denies that be wrote to the Pres ident relative to the rumored indictments or in formations against the Beturning Board, but he thought that a letter he had written to one prom inent in position at Washington might have been shown to the President, and henc3 the reference made in sume of the Washington telegrams. He did not relish the idea uf the informations much, though one or. two personages who are not elsesed with the "ins" thought it would be a good thing as it might help their friends who are candidates for any vacancy that might turn up, and would, even in ease of emergency, accept the surveyorship should Governor Wells by any means lose that position. MUNICIPAL RMATTEa.N. lThe Coal Lendingl-The Work of the City Contractors. His honor, Mayor Pilsbury, left for Wan kesha by the evening train of the Jackson Rail road Company. His honor has appointed Admin istrator Oavanao Administrator of Finances arl interim, to fill the vacancy occasioned by Col. Denis' assumption of the mayoralty pro tent. Eager, Ellerman & Co., through Col. Lusk, -protested on Thursday morning against the granting of the privilege to Messrs. Brown & Jones to establish) a coal landing on the levee above the Mobile Railroad depot, on the ground thatit was A VIOLATION on the part of the city of the wharf contract. Mr. Cavanac wanted to know whether the wharf contractors had complied with their obligations. Ool. Lusk replied that they had, in spirit. Cot. Lusk believ s that it is the right of the wharf contractors to looate the coal or other aIndings, from which belief Mr. Ovanac differs, else his prerogatives as Administrator of (tom merce would too severely ignored, as well as those of the harbormasters. Bnt to return to the coal landing, the privilege granted to Mesers Brown & Jones is misunder stood in some qdgrters. Their proposition to lease the sonare of ground mentioned in their petition HAS BEEN REFUSED. The privilege which is accorded them is simply similar to other landing privileges, and for which they will have to pay wharfage dues to Eager, Ellermann & Co.. like anybody else; besides, Messrs. Brown & Jones will reclaim to the city a large portion of the batture. at an expense to themselves of from $1200 to $1500. The city contractors,it is no iced, are working energetically throughout the city, the laborers having made their appearance in certain localities where they had never been seen before. Mr. Peter Markey, the contractor for the greater portion of the work, says that he is determined to make the system a success even if he does not derive A DOLLAR'H WORTH of profit therefrom. It is estimated that by the reduction of wages and the hire of carts, a saving of from thirty to forty thousand dollars per annum has been achieved by this contractor. This saving could not have been effected by the city, for had it been attempted to make a reduction by the corporation, the attempt would have raised a howl of indignat!on on the part of over sensitive people, not to speak of the laborers themselves. Yet at $1 25 per day the t'ree or four hundred men now employed will make more money than before, by working every day instead of on half time, as heretofore. WIlliam Woelper's Funeral. We buried our friend Woelper yesterday. It was a heavy evening; the clouds on the horizon stood impassible, the dark azure of the sky seemed to press the atmosphere down with its sultry weight, the very beams of the setting sun fell like molten lead upon us, the air was dense, not a leaf stirred, the branches of the trees seemed to hang down prostrate, and in sympathy with universal nature that simply reverberated our mournfol thoughts; our hearts bictt heavy and sorrowful. The funeral hearse started from Dr. Gustine's place, No. 82 Jackson street, at about half-past 5 p. m., and numerous were the familiar faces that followed it, In front of the corpse, adorned tith tihir in signia, marched the members of Hermitage Lodge No. 98, to which brotherhood the de ceased belonged, and six pall-bearers, three on each side of the hearse, accompanied it, four of whom were brother Masons, the two others being selected from among the beet friends and com panions in arms of our regretted friend. Col. Vaudry and Capt. Wat Tyer Cluverins, both of whom were members of Fehner's Battery, in which during the war Mr. Woelper held a dis tinguished position, led the main body of the procession, and all that is left of Fenner's Bat tery in this city followed them to do khonor to their lost comrade. After these came numerous friends and lady acquaintances, making a long string of regretful followers. The ceremonies at the greveyard were solemn and impressive. Af ter the funeral rites had been read by the Rev. Dr. Percival, Mr. J. D. Taylor, in accordance with the dying request of Mr. Woelper, per formed the Masonic ritual over the grave. When the dull sound of the trowel upon the closed up grave had given notice that the body of Wm. Woelper was immured forever, his sob biog widow was gently torn away by her friends I from the mournful spot, and we followed them out of the graveyard, sullenly pondering over the lose we had eufflted, and how Divine Provi denoe, in its inscrutable decrees, strikes at the good and true with the same unfaltering and indisoriminating hand that strikes the wicked. Happily the hereafter ccmes after th:es transient life, to punish its wickedness or crown forever t its glories. Drowning at Biloxl. Biloxi was the scene, on Wednesday evening, of one of those fatal accidents which can only be attributable to the waywardness and imprudence of youth. Two boys were out bathing around the pierhead of the Magnolia Hotel, one of them about eleven years old and the other ten. Joe Ebehart, the boy of eleven, hiving swum out a few yards, suddenly disappeared. He had ventured into water too deep for his swimming powers and had sunk exhadsted. the brave httle fellow who was with him made two inef fectual attempts to save him, but that was no doubt fortunate for himself, as had he succeeded in oa'ohing hold of the drowning boy he did not possess the strength to carry away his unfortu nate companion, and both would have been drowned. The alarm having been givan, i;i:y halt an elapsed before the body was found, so that r. Champlln, who had been called, found noth Ing to do but to certify to the death of the peor little fellow. Coroner Caillavet, with his Jury, held an Inquest on the body, and the jury re turned a verdict of accidental drowning. THE TRIP TO MOBILE. The Joint Excursion Given by Hook aidl Ladder No. I and Creole No. O. t The excursion given by the gallant boys of Hook and Ladder Company No. I and Creole Steam Fire Company No. 9 to Mobile was in every respect a grand success. The two companies, with their guests, boarded the Mobile train at the head of Canal street, with a fine band of music, on Tuesday evening at 4 o'clock, and in a few moments the iron horse was pulling them on to Mobile at the rate of twenty-six miles an hour. The journey was a most enjoyable one, noth ing occurring to mar the happiness of any single individual. This was chiefly due to the skillul management of Hon. C. J. Berry, the Foreman of Hook and Ladder No. 1. Mobile was leached at 9:45. and the excursion ists repaired to the Batt;e House, whibh, by the way, is the finest hotel in the.city, and were re ceived by the genial proprietor, Mr. Mason, who had everything prepared fur the entertainment of his gu sts. Tuesday night was stent by'the ' boys" in va rious places of amusement. The gloriotu Fourth c+me at last, and as pic nics and out-door entertainments were the order of the day, many of the excursionists amused themselves at thes~ places of resort, while others occupied their time in roaming about the city. O(ur reporter was furnishbed with a tine team from the model Waverly stables, of which Mr. B. Dane is the proprietor, and whose stables are no'ed for their fine trotters. Yesterday the department paraded the differ ent streets in company with Phounix No. 6 of Mobile, after which the New Orleans companies repaired to their hosts' engine-house, where they took some refreshments. At 3 o'clock yesterday the boys took the train for home, and bid farewell to the city where they had spent such a pleasant lime. When our ire men reached New Oileans, although tired and travel- worn, they did not fail, as they passed the DEMOCRAT office, to stop in front and regale the wearS journalists with a delightful serenade, for which thanks. "BEZZLING BURCIH. He is Arrested, and Applies for a Writ of Habeas Corpus. On Tuesday evening about 7 o'clock, Mr. W. S. Booth, Sheriff of the parish of East Baton Rouge, arrested and took into his custody J. Henri Bnrch, on the charge of embezzling the funds of the School Board of that parish. Shortly after the arrest H. O. Castellanos, Esq., attorney for Burch, filed an application for a writ of habeas corpus before Judge W. B. Whitaker, of the Su perior Criminal Court, and it was fixed for trial for Thursday morning. 1 he application for a writ of habeas corpus came up at 10 o'clock, H. C. Castellanos, Esq., and E. North Cullom, Esq., for the relator, Dis trict Attorney Finney for the State. J. Henri Burch appeared in court looking not much the worse for wear after his night's incar ceration in the Pariah Prison. The petition alleges that the applicant was illegally detained by virtue of a writ of arrest i sued from the Fifth Judicial District Court, sit ting in the parish of East Baton Rouge, and that the capias was ir formal. After Mr. ('astellanos had read the petition Mr. Finney read the answer to the rule, denying that the 8heriff of the parish of Orleans had control cf the prisoner, and alleging that the sheriffof East Baton Rouge had entire control of him. The counsel for the prisoner urged that if the prisoner was net in charge of the sheriff, he was at lioerty to go at once. Mr. Finney said that the return to the writ showed that the sheriff of this parish had not charge of the prisoner and therefore the writ ought to be di, missed. The court inquired whether the sheriff of East Baton Rouge was in court, and he arose and stated that he was present. The judge then said that as the sheriff of East Baton Bonae had the custody of the prisoner, the writ would have to be dismissed, but he suggested that in order that the case might be tried at once, the sber:ff of East Baton Rouge should be made a party to a new writ, and he would try it in stanter. He ordered Burch to be kept in the cus tody of the sheriff in court until the application for a new writ could be prepared. The attorneys for Burch immediately drew up another application. The retur- to the s"cond application was that the prisoner was detained by the dheriff of East Baton Rouge by virtue of a warrant from the Fifth Judicial District Court. and it was a goed by W. i. Booth, deputy sheriff. Mr. Castellanos read what was termed the war rant, and claimed that it was only an attachment as it commanded the sheriff to "attach" the pri soner. He argued that an attachment in crimi nal law was simply awrit to commit for contempt and nothing else. He claim d that the paper was neither a spe cial nor general warrant, neither a bench war rant nor a capias, and cited several authorities to support Lie case. Judge Cullom rcrp):.dol on behalf of the prig cner, He claimed that this 'attachmont" was null anu t.o; :or the detention of the prisoner. No person could be arreste I under such a paper. pis rict Attorney Finney responded, and ar gued that the warrant was correct in fo m and according to common law forms, even if the war rant did not contain the particular word "arrest" instead of "attach" as used. Capt. Hawks, representing the sheriff of East Baton Rouge, in a logical and conc:ee statement of the iaw and facts of the case, argued that the warrant was correct and commented on the authorities reai by Mr. Castellanos. After Capt. Hawks had closed his able argu ment, Judge Whitaker said that, as he understood the matter, we have no forms of capias laid down by State statute and, therefore, we atlould follow the common law. He did not think that *irds shoultd be held as sacramental, and that the spirit should be lost. He did not believe that, inder our eye tem in a warrant, that any set or particular class of words should be used. In looking at the warrant he was salsfied that all the proper terms had been used, and the crime, time and all other requisites necessary found. He reviewed some English authorities, Snd said that he did not think any injustice was dot. the prisoner. Lb was infor.ped that there was a case against hit4 in a certain court and was on his guard. He, therefore, _onsed the writ of habeas cor. pus. Burch and a devuty sheriff took a carriage and he was driven off, and last evening in company with Deputy Sheriff Booth, ef Fast Baton Rouge, and his attorney, Heny C. Caetelanos, he started for Baton Rouge by steamer. Brevitles. A strong east wind for st veoral days has driven the salt water into the lake, which suits the bathers muchly, as it is the fir4t time they have had the pleasure of salt water bathing since the water began running through Bonnet Carre crevasse. Complaint has been made that a car of the Es planade line was fired into Wednesday night, near the Fair Grounds, by a party of roughs. This should be looked into. 'Oh, no sir, it's not bread that I want,"quoth a Camp street beggar last evening, "but I'm axin yez for a sthrate car ticket to ride meself home on; fwat would I do with bread; I don't know; but plaze, sour, gimme the car ticket an' I know fwat I'd do with thas, shure I will." The appeal met with an audible smile, but divil the ticket was forthcoming. The average "stan lard.' thermometer equiz zled clear our through the s'op yesterday (in the shade), and to secure the exact temperature the weather watchers were compelled to get a step ladder and go into the third stor;ed to ind ex actly how far up the mercury had gone. Underneath the B npte Chamber, in the base ment of the State-House, in one room th; re is over a hundred school dcsta and benches be longing to the State and inever yet used, that might be made serviceable in fitting up some of the clay "choo rooms. * TIfE FOURTH. r 'TE EXCUURrION AND FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT DONALD bONVILLE. A Grand Turnout-The Principles of 177 RaUAed in 1877. The Durfee, with the, battalion of Washing r ton Artillery, and the St. Mary, with the Conti nental Guards and the Royal Guard, arrived at Donaldsonville about 8 a. m. The boys of the Washington Artillery having landed opposite Donaldsonvrllle, soon waked the morning echoes with a military salute to the noble little city and Its historic veterans of the Donaldsonville Can noneers. The salute ended, the Durfee steamed across the river, and by the time her lines were made fast, the Cannoneers were prepared to give wel come to their guests by the thunders of their own battery, and by the generous hearted kind ness with which the good people of that lively little city greeted their friends from the capitol city. The reception over, the ceremonies of the day were opened by a presentation of a beautiful and costly banner by Miss Ella Maurin, the daughter of the late gallant captain of the Cannoneers, who led that company through many of the hard fought battles of the late unhappy war. It. N. Simms, Esq., made a happy and touching speech in behalf of the little maiden, who, in the name of the fair ladies of Donaldseonville, donated the banner, and Prosper Lan. ry, Esq., their present commander, whose gallantry during the trying times of war had endeared him to the veterans and their many admirers and friends, replied in his own earnest and vigorous manner on behalf of the Cannoneers. Father Cuppens, whose zealous patriotism and religions parity has won the confidence and af fection of the whole people of Donaldsooville. sanctified the gift with the blessing of the church, and the gallant Cannoneers bore off their rich gift in well-befitting pride. The Cannoneers have chosen a splendid uni form-blue with red trimmings--and bore them selves as they always do, like men and patriots, under the command of Capt. Prosper Landry, First Lient. J. T. N lan. First Junior Lieut. Ed. N. Pagh, Snoond Lieut. F. G. Breaux, Orderly Fred. Duff I, and Faret Sergt. Tras. Lan dry, to all of whom this reporter desires to return his hearty thanks for courtesies. The thousands of citizens from the surround. lug country and pari~ses, together with the ex. cursionists from this city, collected about the stand in the rear of tee church about 12 o'clock. Another salute was fired, and the music pealed forth in patriotic airs,beginning with "Auld Lang Syne." The assemblage was called to order byDr. E. Duffel, President. Mr. Jones read the Declarae tion of Independence, and Col. Engane Wagga man delivered an address in the French lan guage, which, by its pathos and touching and elegan oratory, was received with the greatest enthusiasm. A shower coming up, an intermhission was had, after which Col. Lingan delivered the regular ad drrss in English, and was followed by a short speech from Prof. Dimitry, when all adjourned to the dining hall and enjoyed a splendid repast. A general scattering followed the feast, and the httle town was enlivened with social and friendly greetings till the evening parade. Col. Owen reviewed the whole military turnout, which was highly commendable, and showed gri at proficiency on the part of the soldiers and enthusiastic appreciation on the nart of the crowd of ladies and citizens, old and young, black and white. A delightful and brilliant ball was attended in the evening and kept up till late in the morning, when the guests reluctantly departed for home. The address being crowded out to-day, will ap pear In ouc next issue. CAPITOL GOSSIP. HOW " COMPROMISE" TAX COLLECT ORl" NhTTLEMENTS ARE NOT MADE NOW. Republicans Claim Bureh's Arrest An other Violation of That Agreement Ilayes to be Appealed To. The so cond quarterly settlement of the tax col lectors continues, and the attendance of brokers about the Treasurer's office indicates that the State's creditors are fully as prompt in calling for little balances as they were in.ante-bellnm days. In the other State offices routine matters only occupied the attention of the officials and em ployes, all of whom SEEMED MUCH INVIGORATEL' after one day's rest from their labors. One of the District Attorneys, Steele, of the Thirteenth Judicial District, made application on Thursday morning for a requisition for a fugitive from justice from Tenses parish, which will be issued upon the arrival of the Governor. An examinatijn of the books of the present Auditor shows that A. Le Blanc, the ex.tax col lector of St. Bernard, has settled for his defi ciency of 1876. He received orders from John son, it seems, to pay his money into the Treas. ury, but did not do so, and, after Auditor Jamel obtained possession or the office he presented his Johnson ordere, and duplicates were issued upon which be paid into the Treasury the =alance charged against him by the Auditorial Committee's testimony. Kerrigan, of St. James, claims to be in the same list as fir as th? puaotshed a tonatse are, concerned, and exhibits the Treasurer's receiptd for the amounts specified. He does rot state, however, how A CERTAIN COMPROMISE was arranged about the time the State Auditor got after him, and at which time he was landed in the Parish Prison here, after the Auditor's ex aminer had gone through his accounts. The "compromise" tax collector question would, in the opinion of some of the ex-Bepubli can officials, be a fII one for investigation, as it might be shown by a critical search that almost worthless warrants or those that could be pur cbased at from tweLly-five to thirty cents on the dollar WERE RECEIVED AT PAR in these settlements, whereas the defaulting tax collector should have been forced to settle with the money that he received from the taxpayers. Propositions of this kind have been made repeatedly to the present Auditor by the friends of the ex-defaulters of the Kellogg stripe, and cases' are known where, in the efforts at a con summation of these schemes, EINDSOME FINANCIAL. INDUCEMENTS have been held out in an indirect way, his reply invariably being of such a character that his visitors vacated his office mn short order. In other cases propositions looking to a com promise nave been by hireferred to the Attor ney General, who insistdthat there shall be no compromisee in such cases unlees the defaulters pay to tee State every dollar that they owe, he assuming that their esuretis can be compelled to make good any losses that the State may have suffered from their thievery. The meeting of the State Board of Canvassers, which should have tak-n place to-day, has been pos poned until the lOde inst., at which time Senator Robertson is expected to be in attend ance. Adjutant General Patton having received a ten days' LEAVE OF ABSENCE; will take himse'f out of the ci.y as soon as his office is removed to the lower floor of the State House. Yesterday afternoon the wife of J. Henri Burch called at the executive office to see Gov. Nicholls on behalf of her husband, but the Governor being absent the desired interview was not had. In c,.nnecti~n with the arrest of Burch it was stated by a Repub ican, who visited the Treas urer's r fice yesterday morning, that the general impression among Republicans was that the ar rest was A VIOLATION OF THE AOREEMENT made ,reedieg the filibustering in the lower house of Conprres, and It was further reported that some of baroh's friends would ppealeto President Hayes in order to secure his influence with Governor Nicholls to have dismissed the prooeedlogs against Buroh on the ground that they violated in spirit the terms of the Foster Matthews agreement. THE RETUINI BU OARD. They are Called Upon to CVoee Up antd Settle With the taplain. Yesterday afternoon, before Judge Whitaker, District Attorney Finney and Attorney General Ogden, by the advice of the last Grand JurA pre sented the following information against the un dersigned: John J. Finney, District Attorney of the First Judicial District of the State of Louisiana, who in the name and by the authority of the said State prosecutes in this behall, In proper per son comes into the luperior Oriminal Court for the parish of Orleans, in the parish of Orleans, and gives the said court here to understand and be informed that one J. Madisoan Wells, one Thomas C. Anderson, one G. Casanave and one Louie M. Kenner, late of the parish of Orleans, on the fourth day of De cember, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventi-six, with force and arms in the parish of Orleans aforesaid, and within the jurisdiction of tio Superior Criminal Court for the parish of O. leans, did falsely and feloniously utter and publish as true a certala altered, false, forged anrd counterfeited pablie record, to wi : "The returns from the parish of Vernon of an election held otr presidential elee torn in the State of Lousi-ina, on the seventh day of November. A. D. 1876, under a writ of election dated Sept. 16, A. D. 1876, ordering same and pur suant to tlihe provisione of act No. 98, to regulate the co duct and to maintain the freedom and purity of elections, to prescribe the mo e of mak ing returns thereof, to provide for the eleotion of returning oftioers, and deaning their powers and duties; to prescribe the mode of entering on the rolls of the Senate and H use of Repre sentatives, and to enforce article 103 of the constitution, approved November 20th, A. D. 1872;" and which said public record was falsely and feloniously faalsfied, forged and counter feited, by adding one hundred and seventy-eight votes to the number of votes actually cast then and there for W. P. Kellogg, as Presidential Elec tor at said election, and as ehoen by the original returns of said election, made by the Supervisor of Eteelion fr the parish of Vernon, and by adding one hundred and seventy-eight votes to the number of votes actually cast then and there for J. H. Burch et ale.. as Presidential Electors at said election, and by adding ore hundred and seventy-eight votes to the vote actually cast, con trary to the form of the statute of the State of Louisiana in such case made and provided, and against the peaceaned dignity of-thetLme. Judge Whitaker, after Wells and Kenner werein custody, ordere d the hail fixed at $5000, and Wells and Kenner furniehed it, Jim Lewis going bond for Kenner. Anderson and Casanave also fur nished bond. Return fromn Donaldsonville. Thursday morning we had the pleasure of wel coming back to the city, from their Fourth of July excursion to Donaldsonvrl.e, our brave boys of the Wastlington Artillery and Continental Guards. Few appeared to be the worse for the trip; on the contrary, the effects of fatigue and the "shadowed lihvery .f the burnished sun" added tone and character to their martial bearing. All report that they were treated with princely generesity and sumptuousness by the Donald sonville Cannoneers and the people of that town. Never was a Fourth of July better celebrated and enjoyed, and each man bears in his memory in grateful and hopeful remem brance the toast that was drained as customary on the occasion, " Many returns of the day I" I.ewers' Elections. At the annual meeting of the Hope Bowing Club held on Tuesday evening the following offi cers were elected for the ensuing year: Pat. Walsh, President; John Osanarva, Vice President; M. OCarey Treasurer; H. G. Bu 'khardt, Secretary; John McNulty, Captain; Tom McGrath, Lieutenant. Members on Governing 'montittee-T. H. Webb, A. IR. Moulin and Joe. Forster. Delegates to Louisiana State Rowing Assoiea tion-T. H. Webb, P. Walsh and H. G. Bm khardt. Short Items. Jacob Lambert was found in the Fair Ground. Wednesday night drunk and insensbie, and havm ing been robbed of hat coat and shoes. 1s was taken to the Subn ban Station and give lodgings for the night. Three shirt buttons, bff cents, three keys and a p3cketkaile is all the thieves had left him. Julius Levy, charged by John Lewis with steal ing four pocket knives; Mooney Murray, accused by George Samuel with petty larceny, and Robert Reed, woo is said to have stolen some clothes valued at t4, were locked up Wednesday night. A coal oil lamp exploded at No. 890 Baronne street, Wednesday night, and set fire to the fur niture of the occupant of the place, Franoisco Vauazzi, which was damaged to the amount of $75. ~he police extinguished the flames without necessitating an alarm. A buggy and a soda water cart collided on Broad, near Dumaine street, Wednesday night. the ccunpant of the buggy was thrown out and one of the wheels of his vehicle smashed. Burglary is the charge booked against Aloes Dupas, alias Sonny Dunao , who was arrested Wednesday by Sergeant Ryan and looked up in the First Iecinc Stastiou, Anderson Taylor, a eteamboatmmn, was ar i red Wednescav night aid incarcerated in the Oent:al S'a''iP, He is sacq.ted by Sergeant Rtyan of entering the warehouse of Barstow & Deeves on the night of June 1 and stealing a lot of hams. One pistol, a city directory and a forty foot tape line were stolen Thursday mornmg from the rest dence of J. L. Evans, corner of Julia and Lib erty streets. No c:ue to the thief. Lonie Young, a Chinaman, for peddling with out a license, was pulled into the Central Sta tion frb.tm the corner of Front and Poydrr streets. Last evening, : little boy named John Gibsobl aged two years s0d ar.o. mouths, fell from a sec ond-story gallery of a house on Melpomene street and was sertonsly iltj,red. TlHE COURTS. serond Dnltr.ct od'it*t. The succession of Benjamin Weil was opened in this court yesterday. Solomon and Eugene Stern pray to be emancipated. Fourth District Court. State ex rel. H B. boarse vs. the Hebrew Oc gregation Dispersed or Judab.-Defendant tles an exception and plea of jurisdcltion, represent mn that thb court has no jurisdiction in reli gionus matters. Exception and plea maintained. Suit dismissed at plaintiffs costs. Fifth District Court. The old Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana Mechanical and Agricul oral College have filed a petition asking for an i, junction to restrain the Auditor and Treasurer of the State from audit ing or paslng any warrants to the new Board re cently appointed, lor interest due on bonds held by them. Supertor Criminal Court. At 11:20 the Grand Jury entered court and, after tuey had answered to their names, retired to their rooms. The Jetties. PoRT FADs, July 5, 1877. Editor Democro7-ThO Cromwell steamship New Orleans, with a full cargo and a large number of passengers, went to sea through South Pass without detention this afternoon. Her draft was 15 feet 4 inches, and at the time she passed out, 3 p. m., the tide had fallen one foot three inches, thus clearly demon strating that a ship drawing 19feet 7'inches, if under the guidance of a pilot familiar with the jetty channel, could go to sea without de tention at high tide. The New Orleans was piloted by Capt. Francis, who has for the past four months taken all of the Cromwell and Morgan steamers through the jetties, and at all times, without referenoe to the height of tide "at the time of their arrival. JAs. ADRBEWS.