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THE CHAMPION LONG RANGE TEAM
WILL GIVE AN ENTERTAIMEENT TO DEFIAY THEIR EXPENrIES TO CRttLEDM0OR, As That Is the Only Way by Whifeh They Can Get There. There having as yet bhen no apparent indiesl tions on the part of "our public spirited citisens" to tender an enterstanment for the benefit of the ORE5C08T CITY CIPLE TEAM, to defray the expenses of that team to Oreedmoor, the Bifle Club proper heve determined to take the matter in hand themselves, and the members of the team being confident that they can win the Inter-SBtte Match, they are working like Trojans to get up an entertainment that will provide a revenue sufficient to pay their expenses to Oreed moor that they may go there and compete for the honors. With this object in view the team have held several meetings and appointed committees, in cluding one to arrange for the entertainment, another to select a location, another on music, eto. Last night the team met again, and the several committees reported progress; that on eatertainment stating that they had been ten dered gratis the servioes of some of the BBST AMATEUR MUSIOAL TALENT in the city, including those well known to the music-loving portion of the population of the Oity; also that they would be able to produce something refined in the way of a dramatic en. tertainment. The committee on location reported that they had visited Carrollton and the West End but had not yet determined which to select. I the former were chosen the Carroliton Garden would be the place, and it the latter, the Pavilion. The committee on arrangements reported that they would arrange ton A BOAT RACE at either point between two of the best single seallers in the State, and might be able to show those who attended the entertainment some tar get practice at short range with a Gatlin gan : that they oouid aleo secure good musio for a soiree dansanle, to conclude the entertainment with. The same committee reported also that the street railway lines would run their cars, no matter where the entertainment was held, to any hour in the night. After some discussion it was decided to hold the entertainment on Angust 2 next, the admis slon,to be fifty oent for each person. The mem bers of the team express the hope that the public will assist them by PATRONIZING TH BENTERTAINMElT, and thus enable them to win for the city and tlate the laurels whiol, they are confident, await them at Oreedmoor. The team will resume their practice shooting at 11 o'olook this morning, at the Oreecent Oity Blis Park, and Invite the public generally to go there and see how the bulls-eyea can be put in one after another in the targets. MUNICIPAL MATrTEg . The Opinion Regarding the City Con treators and their Work. Surveyor d'Hemeoourt has' ddressed a com munloution to the acUting Mayor, regarding the danger to which passengers on the Canal street lake ars are exposed, owing to the olose proxim. ity of the trees on that street to the track and recommending that wire fenders of esufficlent heigth be adapted to the windows of those oare, to prevent passengers from putting their heads and arms oat of the windows. The mubject has already been noticed by the New Orleans Oty Railroad Company, who pro pose to provide for the protection of the travelers on their trains, only they have been SAA LITTLU SLOW about It. The assessment rolls will be ready for the in spection of the publio on Wednesday next, the ]Bth inst. The clerks in the departmeats of Finanoe and Accounts are preparing the wheel for the pre mium bond drawing, which takes place on Moa da next. One of our venerable contemporaries, regard. ing the contract system, says that "the opinion seeme to be that too few laborers are employed to do the necessary work of .the department, but at the same time it Is admitted that the amount appropriated to pay the contractore being muoh less than the same dispensed under the old system, they cannot be expected to employ as many laborers." Our contemporary is not very clear as to whose "opinion" this is. As to the Mayor and city Ad. mihistratlon, THaIn OPlNIOze admits of so possible mileonstruction. They in sIatht the contractors shall comply with the telel Of their obligations and that no apology will be aooepted for any deinqueocy. either do they believe that (as might be inferred from the paragrph quoted) the contractors are not paid weUl enough for the work they have under taken to perform. tOBIBED ON DRYABDES WTRIET. An Unsuapected Countryman Robbed of 68m0g Currency. On Dryades street, hon Union to Perdido, there dwells a number of the Magdelenes who are black as coal by nature. These creaturee live chiefly by stealing, and the way they play the little game of " will you walk into my parlor," makes a chap's hair stand on end after he has passed through the trying or deal, and more especially after he has been re lieved of his lucre. Yesterday an unsnspecting country gentleman, who was endowed with more money than brains, happped to pass along this square and was die covered by one of the fallen angels that infest -the neighborhood. Tho woman wau attractedby the man as he looked "green," and the man was attracted by the woman as she was black. Here was a tie, and in a few minutes Blackie, whose name is Melinda Wells, and (reenie, who pfns himslelf Thos. Morehead, were soon good Blackie invited Oreenie into her den, which ln vitation he was only too heppy to accept. While they were cooing like two little doves Blaekie asked her ADMIRER TO TREAT The chap had lots of wealth, and of course he would treat; so he pulled from his pocket a roll of money amounting to thirty-two hundred dol. lars, and treated. Blackie had struck a bonanza; her friend did have lots of wealth, and she meant to relieve him of it before he left her. After Greenie had treated, Blackle called her friends around her and in a few minutes the country chap was relieved of every dollar. As soon Mas he discovered that he had been relieved of his money, he rushed into the street, crying that he had been robbed. e t were immediately reported to oer geant Ryan and Special Tracey, who etsarted out to work up the case. The two officers, a o understood their busi ness, repaired to 105 rryades street, n compa ny with Morehead, the victim, only to find that his robbers had left the house and gone to parts unknown. Subsequently two of the acceesories, Della Orge and Lirzzie Williams, were arrested the former in Carrollton and the latter on Vllere street. The princoipal in the robbery made her escape by going to Kenuerville in company with a chap named Dumpy Brown. Henry Wallace, alias Bullgine, the proprietor of the house in Oarrollton whee Delia Orangg was arrested, stated that Delia Orage and Malin.a Wells arrived at his house and ordered sardines and drinks. After a short time had elapsed his house was about to be subjected to a search, and Delia Orage discovering this fact, threw a roll of money near the gate, which he picked up and started for the police station. As he was going in the direction of the station he was met by Louit Smith, a negro police officer of the lxt.h Precinct, who pulled a revolver on him and threatened to kill him if he did not give him the money that be had in his posseesslon. After Wallace had delivered to Ofiqper Smith the money, Smith made bnh a prisoner NC I walked him about square and a half and thea let him go, and told him not to be seen around there. Wallae as soon as he was released saw Sthe eorporal of his precinct to whom he related what had transpired. Dell Orage, one of the sacessories to the theft, stated that after the money was stolen it was divided between Liaei Williams, Mahlnda Wells Ssand herself; that she met Officer Louis Smith and a man named Frank Montgomery and Kave them $160, to be divided between them for giving a little good advice and showing her where she mlight remain until the robbery blew over. s This model police officer, Louis Smith, and Frank Montgomery, were arrested by Sergeant Rtyan and lodged in the Central Station, charged with aiding and abetting in the escape of a crim SInal and blackmailing. Officers Ryan and Tracy have worked hard at this case and their efforts have been crowned with success, as they recovered $940 of the stolen I funds. * r The money thakwas reoovepd was found in Officer Smith's possession. This negro Smith was a polleeman on the Metropolitan force, and was appointed on the Preecent City force with the many other bad appointments But this little robbery game he played on' Friday will, no doubt, endthis pollomanship. The five accused were yesterday arraigned be fore Judge Smith and ploed under $2500 bonde each for their appearance. They all failed to fur nigh the required bonds and were remanded to the Parish Prison. A RAILROAD SALE. Special Master Pitkin sold at noon yesterday the New Orleans, City Park and Lako Bailrt ad. Thomas H. Handy, Esq., being the purchaser at $8S5,000. At the same time the steam yacht Myrtle wae eold to David MMdann, Esq., for $.050. After the sale of the road a reporter of the DEMOCRAT visited Mr. Handy, the purchaser, who informed him that it was his intention to push the road through in a very short time to Milneburg, if the people of that snbni4, show any desire to assist in making the'connection. Mr. Handy stated that now, as the difficulties surrounding the road in the way of indebtedness had been surmounted by the proceedings in bankruptcy, there was no obstable in the way of building it up to a paying and thriving concern. The franchises are mast valuable, and the road will open up the town of Milneburg, giving it a route to the centre of the city. There will be during .the summer a start of workmen laying the track alng the Lake shore toward Milneburg, the rails for the distance be. ieg now on hand. After this Is completed it is not improbable that the purchaser will seek the right of way from the present terminus, at the corner of Basin and Oanal streets out the latter avenue to the river. This will afford two routes to the lake shore, and, as Spanish Fort and Milne burg are old and favorite places of resort. busi nses ought to be brisk over the line. Mr. Handy expressed himself as perfectly satisfied with his investment, denominating the purehse an a rare bargsin. The road bed is ready fl4 travel now to Spanish Port, saving slight repairs, owing to non-usage, but this can be readily remedied. The property of Spanish Fort was not sold, as it belongs to a resident of Bordeaux, France. OUlR FRUIT EXUIUITION. St. Patrick's Hall will be opened to the publico on Wednesday next, the 18th inst., on the occa sion of the exhibition of fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers and honey, under the aunspoes of the Fruit Growere of the Gulf States. The fair will open on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, and will continue for three days. The opening address will be delivered at 8 o'clook by Be,. Hugh Miller Thompson, D. D. There will be a band of music in attendance during the fair. Our citizens are invited to contribute in the way of fruits, flowers, plants, vegetables, native wines, cordials, honey, canned fruits, fruits in gluas, preserved or dried, in order to aid in mak ing this exhibition one of the Ifnest of the kind ever gotten up in the South. No matter how small the contributions, they will receive the eareful attention of the managers. The committee of arrangements solicits, also, from our citizens, contributions of vergreene, moss, wreaths, etc., for the purpose of aeoorating the hall. BSuch articles pan be sent to St. Patrick's Hall at any time on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday morning. A special premium, consisting of a silver water cooler and salvers now on exhibition at Navra's, on Oanal street, is offered at a premium to the florist making the best display-extent, variety and excellence considered-to be referred to a special committee of ladies. Arrangements have been made by which per. sons visiting the exhibition can return home free upon their tickets being countersigned by the secretary of the association. The entrance to the exhibition is free to all comers-in fact, the whole public is invited, and the mere the merrier. Louisiana has the climate and all the facilitice to become a great fruit growing State and reney ing emporium, and It requires but a little entr. prise to aqpomplish that object. Let those who initiate such a healthful movement be encour aged by the people. A Neltlectftl Husband Cornered. Last night about 8:30 o'clook there was some thing of a stir at the corner of Gravier street, in a beer saloon, there where wanderers are wont to quench their parched thirst in this warm weather. Beated at a table revelling ever a tankard of foaming Milwaukee, was a man well dressed and seemingly belonging to the middle classes. His countenance wasn ather better looking than the ordinary, and a heavy dark moustache shaded his upper lip. Whilst in the full enjoyment of his cups a thin figure stole in upon him and to his astonishment and dismay the wife of his bosom stood before him. Abashed and disconcerted, he could not artfculate, and the wife, in tremulous tones, com menoed: "Yes, is not this a pretty sight; here you are driunkig up theilast two dullars I -gv-you after working hard for it all the week. I gave you the money to get groeries, and here is where you're spending ii; I have stood it long enough au.d can stand it no longer." The fellow winced under the deserved rebuke, and notiol-g the indignant looks of those in his immediate neighborhood, he slunk out of the saloon andheld a parley with his wife on the side walk. The little woman did not relinquish her position a tittle, and repeated again and again the cause of her grievance. When the reporter last saw them, the wife was pleading with the brute of a husband to go home with her. The scene was quite afsleti g, and ex. cited the feelings of all who witnessed it. Speedy Arrest and Conviction of a Robber and Hoasebreaker. From Col. Louis Power, Fire Warden New Or leans Board of Underwriters, we learn the follow ing: A colored youth named John alias Perry Mc Cormick, was arrested on the 7th of June last charged with "entering a house in the daytime, robbing it and setting fire to same." This house was situated on Camp street, be tween General Taylor and Peniston streets, in the Sixth District, was owned by Mr. J. Weber, occupied by Mrs. Eachein and insured in the Merchants' Insurance Company of this city. On the morning or June 8, 1877, the day after the alleged crime, the accused was arraigned by Justice O'Bourke, and sent by that magistrate to the Second Judicial District Court, Judge Pardee, on the double charge of robbery and incen diarism. The case came up for trial on the 10th of July, and after hearing evidence and argument of coun soel the lury, in shout three hours, returned a verdiot of ' guilty" on both olargcs. Col. Power speaks highly of the assistance rendered him in this matter by Chief lBoylan and Sergeant Grabert. as also of the ability dis plaved by District Attorney tlrioe and counselior . I. Forman in the prosecution of this most important case. New assortment of tabs and chains at reduced pioee, at P°pin & Drouseard's, 158 Canal street. WELLS' TALE. THAT WHICH HE TOLD BY TELEIRA PR TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. He Attempts to Roar Like a Lion, but it reunds Like Aomething Else. On yesterday morning the DEMOCUAT stated (exclusively) that J. Madisoq Wells had EXPLAINED HIl IDEAR of the "Informatione" filed against the Return ing Board in a telegram of some length to the New York ITerald. As it was signed only by Wells, it of course may not, or it may, express the views of the other members of the board. The telegram alluded to is as follows: NEw ORLANSa, July 18, 1877. Editor of the New York Herald : Sir-I make this statement of facts, in regard to the action of the court in proceeding against the Returning Board. The criminal proceedings against THE LOUISIANA RETURNING BOARD have created considerable comment in the news' papers thrdhghout the country. It is stated the members of the Returning Board have been indicted by the Grand Jury in New Orleans for perjury and forgery. There is an error in this statement which at first blush might seem to be of no significance, but which when carefully examined in connection with ex traneous circumstances, shows an object AND A STUDIEDI i)ESION in the law officers of the State, to present this case to the country at the particular time, when the court had or was about to adj,urn, and the cass could not be tried until the court convened in the fall. So in the meantime it would be im possible for the board to vindicate themselves by a speedy trial. The records of the court do not show that the Grand Jury found or presented a bill of indcltment against the Returning Board. It appears that on the 15th of June, 1877, the District Attorney presented an information against the members of the Returning Board, charging them with " uttering and publishing as true, a certain altered false paper and OOUNTERFEITED PUFTLIO RECORD, the returns of the parish of Vernon, of an elec tion held for presidential electors, knowing the same to be false, altered, forged and counter felted. Now, the Grand Jury, then in existence, was not discharged until the first day of June; then why was it the Grand Jury did not find and present a bill of indictment in so iniportant a case? Why did the District Attorney file a pre sentment in this case when the Grand Jury was in session? It is well understood here that the Grand Jury refused to find a bill of indictment in this case, and that upon their refusal to do so, that the District Attorney filed the information. It is a fact beyond denial that the Grand Jury was in session when this information was filed June 15, and continued in session until the last of the month, and that THEY DID NOT PRESENT A BILL of Indictment sgainst the Returning Board. Gon sequently it is fair to conc'aude they did not find evidence sufficient to justify. It seems this matter of the Returning Board was brought to the attention of the Grand Jury in the charge of the judge, soon after they were impaneled, so they had ample time and oppor. tubity to act upon it. But the District Attorney, without any examination of the case before any examioning court, or having any evidence taken down, of his own accord filed the information in this case. So it is an error in the press of the country when they say a bill of indictment has been found by a grand jury against the Beturn ing Board. It Is only an information by THU DISTEIOT ATTORNEY, But another important fact in the progress of the affair appears, and it is this: The informa tion was filed in court on the 15th of June, but it was kept on the Georet Ales of the court and caniases did not issue until about the 6th day of July, when the parties gave ball. Before this time it was known that the judge had obtained from the Governor leave of absence for ninety days, and that he would adjourn court on the 7th of July for ninety days, and that in the meantime nothing could be done with these oases in court, and the defendants would have to rest under the charges until court convened in the fall. There is METHOD AND DESIGN IN THIN. 'If the District Attorney had been desirous of having the parties brought to a speedy trial, he knew as well the facts three months ago as he did on the 15th of June, as the judge specially alluded to the case In his charge to thd Grand Jury three nionths ago; and if the parties had been notified of the information as soon as it was filed, they could have called for trial, as the court sat until the 7th of July. But the whole matter was delayed, and seemingly, purposely until the court was about to adjourn, before the parties could have an opportunity to defend themselves. The charge in the Information Is of a return of the Presidential Electors, and makes qo allusion to the return being fales as to any State or local candidate. So it would appear that the object was to osast DOUBTS FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS. The whole charge in the information is predi cated on the changes said to have been made in the supervisor's consolidated statement of the votes of Vernon parish. Iespecnfully, J. MADISON WELLS. CAPITOL GCOSIP. Governor Nieholls Denies that Glendy Burke was Authorized to Speak for Him. The presence of two investigating committees at the State-House yesterday made matters a little more lively, but beyond that the routine labors of the various officials occupied their at tention only. The Governor made several appointments dur ing the day, which will be found in another column, and was interviewed by his friends in the Adjutant General's office, where the Governor has located temporarily, owing to the insuffera ble state of the temperature. oc TH "-Ensntore v eFFIt- During the afternoon a DEMOCRAT reporter In quired of the Governor as to the truth or falsity of the statement telegraphed from Washington (which will be found in the Custom-House Gos sip column) that Glendy Burke was authorized to speak for him to the President. Gov. Nioholls replied that he had never had one word of onversation with Glendy Burke upon the subjiot referred to, and had authorized no one to speak for him. Secretary Strong left the city last evening for his home, to be gone a few weeks to " rusticate," leaving by. river. THU ATDrIORIAL COMMITTEE met at 1 o'clock p. m., Messrs. Aldige and Leeds present. Went into executive session and exam ined George Norcross, James E. Ayer and one or two other witnesses, but did not make any of the evikence public. At 3 p. m. the committee ad Journed until Tuesday at 1 p. m. LAND OFFICE BUSINERS. Senator Robertson's Committee Meet and Hear Evidence by Hugh J. Campbell. The committee to investigate the affairs of the State Land Office met yesterday at the Capitol. Present-Senator Robertson, chairman, and Representatives Trmoulet, Peralta and Drury. The first and only witness called was HUGH J. CAEPBELL, who, being interrogated by the chairman, testi fied in substance as follows: Was appointed as Register of the State Land Office by Warmoth, in 1871, my predecessor being Mr. Armstrong. Found the maps and records in a dilapidated condition. Otis $em ck was my chief clerk. The Legislature pthorized the Register to ex pend a certain stiqj, and made an appropriation of $10,000, payable upon the warrant of tht Register. My first draft upon that appropriation was in 1870, as the Au litor'd boks will show [when fInud make a note on'--Rep.] July 22, upn an order payable to Lnvch, or m his favor, which I drposited with Mr. Clinton, the then United States Sub-Treasurer. Il the following September Lynch stated that the United States government would not permit him to act and I might return the money. I withdrew it from the United fitatep Bub-treasury and turned it over to THE STATE TREASURER in Reptember. Under the appropriation of 1871, I drew alto gether, first, June 8, 1871, 87750 on the appropri ation for indexing approvals and rejections of swamp lands, and in November 6215 from the appropriation for surveying. Under section 0, $10,000 appropriation, drew, June 8, 1871, $1100, part of the appropriation for the lists of sales and tracts of the OPELOUSAS AND OREAT WESTERN BAILROAD, for which the United States had called for $5000; and I drew $2500 on Jnte 8, 1871, making $11,486 drawn under sections 8a and , and paid out, ac cording to that account as you will see by page 7 of the report made iaroh 3, 1874, to Gov. Kel lorew $6262 out of the appropriation for sur veying, and had unexpended $25, making $0287, which was the total expended while I was in ,ffioe, leaving me with a balance of $5178. Inquiry was made as to the large expenditure for tract books, the chairman staling that the expert had found but two filled. The witness said there were twenty-five pur chased, but he did not know how many had been filled. At this point the committee adjourned until Monday at 10 a. m. ABOUIT I.ER DRINKERM. The average citizen can scarcely conceive any idea of the effect that the drinking of beer has upon the human mind. It is sufficient for a man to par take of a few "Beechers" and two or three "ban. dittis" to become a profound politician, a great statesman and a military critic of the first water, and to decide in the last resort upon all the ques tions that agitate the human family. Our countrymen are becoming gradually edu catedin that school, and before the United States gets much older lager beer will have permeated the intelligence of the whole people and made every citizen, when under the proper and cus tomary influences, an arbiter of the destinies of the world. There is a doubt in the minds of practical philosophers and political economists whether it is a happy thing or not that the ideas of our lager beer statesmen, politicians and wartiors should have so little sway or influence. But this is neither here nor there. The great fact is patent. Lager beer is a power and can not be hereafter ignored. It is an essential element in politics, science and the art of war. Without it there would be a scarcity of profound politicians, a dearth of first cales warriors and no eminent statesmen worth mentioning. This subtle lanid acts in various ways, oc cording to the different constitutions of the Im. bibers. Some will swill down the beverage and immediately become revolutionary and blood thirsty, ready, upon the slightest provocation, to talk against the powers that be, grumble at everything that is going on, and, at a pinch, will ing, if not able, to overthrow the government. Others, on the contrary, are mollified by the ef feots of the soothing drink. A few glasses will paint the emanations of their brains with prismatic hues: they will, after sufficient absorption, find everything lovely in the universe; their theories will be rose-colored, and whatever the established government may say or do will meet with their entire and unquali fied approval. They will upt fight for the gov ernmetit, because they are not fighters, but any thing that can be classified under the title of moral support will be brought to bear by them tosustain whatever may possess the semblance of legal authority. We draw the conclusion therefore, that lager beer Is a very good thing in its way, in that it enlarges the capacity of the stomach and widens the intelligence of the citizen in general, but it is after ail a most uncertain beverage as to its effects, and' politicians who apply it to definite uses must be very careful in the study of the characters and idiosyncracies of the parties whom they undertake to handle with this treacherous and not-to-be-depended-upon liquid. All things considered, we think that up to the present day there has not been sufficient atten tion paid to the uses and effects of this powerful beverage, which might ae used as a great lever in the guidance of nations and the workings of statesmanship if properly handled by original and grasping minds. By calling the attention of the administration to this important subject we believe that we have performed a sacred duty, ad our consoience is at ease. II --.-- .---- THE ROCK. This Weapon Laid Two Men Out on Mat u rday. In days that are past, whenever a man wanted to annihilate his fellow man, he would move on him armed with a pistol or a knife. But now the trusty revolver is laid aside, and the knife igno miniously hides itself in its sheath. A new mode of warfare has arisen, and the weapon used is the rock. At 9:30 o'clock Friday night a difficulty took place at the corner of I'oydras and St. James streets between Henry Languillon and John Gallagher, which terminated in the former being struck on the head with a brick, in the hands of the latter, and dangerously wounded. The blow felled Langmllon to the earth, and when he was discovered be was weltering in blood and suffer ing from the wound he had received, which was two inches in length and an inch in depth. The wounded boy waeconveyed to Dr. Hunter's residence, where his wound was examined and pronounced dangerous. He was afterwards con veyed to his residence, No. 15 Burgundy street. It appears the accused, the victim and a third party v sited a certain house in the city where there were young ladies. A few days ago Gallagher was forbidden to visit this house, and he supposed that his two associates were the cause of it so he made up his mind to have revenge. The accused was more bitter against Mont gomery than he was against Languillon, and it is supposed tlat he took Languil.on for Mont gomery. At the time that the wounded man was struck the accused was heard to say, " Montgomery, I have gotten even with your partner; so you take that." and with this remark, he struck him with the brick. It iq hardly necessary to state that the accused made goot his escape, as fully five hours had elapsed before the police were aware of the oc currence. The police are hunting Gallagher, and the latest by telegraph is that they are still a hunting. ANOTHER ROCK PARTY. Another rock party had a set to on the levee at 11:25 o'clock Saturday morning. The participants were two neeroes named Louis Johnson and Washington Venais, which resulted in Venais beinig struck in the head with a brick in the hands of Johnson. The accused, as soon as he made the assault, attempt* l to escape, but was pursued by Ber geant Rouke a'&d his officer, was captured and lodged in the Harbor Station. Venais stated that Johnson assaulted him with out cause or provocation. MIM~IMMIPPI NO. 2. The (Christening of Her New Engine at the Enginehouse. Last evening at the enginehouse of MississiFpi No. 2 an event transpircd which will ever be re membered by her gallant members. It was the christening of her engine. The name the valiant boys decided to give her was that of a gentleman who is esteemed by this entire community Major E. A. Burke. The engine was beautifully decorated. On the driver's seat was a magnioicent pair of anticrs, which were from a buck killed on the plains by a United States soldicr, and sent to Mr. Alaurice Hart while ho was foreman of the com pany. Extending from the antlers t> the smoke stack was a strip of bins ribbcn, on which was I printed in gilt letters "Ohampion of the World," and this engine truthfuly deserves the name, t far there is no record of an engine that has a thrown 332 feet 2 inches. At about half-past 8 o'clock Judge W. O. Rogers stepped upon the fire box of the engine, and, in I a beautiful address, christened the magnificent t second clasM Amoekeag engine E. A. Burke. 1 Major Burke responded in the most appi- f priate terms, thanking the company for the honor conferred upon him. After the christening of the engine, three chargers were brought out. The first,a gray horse, was christened Wm. Pagan; the second, a gal lant looking steed, was named after our genial friend Mr. Maurioe Hart; the third horse was baptized Toby Hart. After the christening there was agrand parade. The compiny presented a brilliant appearance as they passed through the different streets. After the parade the company, with their invited guests, repaired to the Commercial restaurant, where a fine supper had been prepared by Major Burke. Many a foaming beaker was drunk with appro priate toasts. The gentlemen toasted were Majoa E. A. Burke, F. Camerdeh, the President of the company; Judge W. H. Rogers, Thos. O'Connor, Chief Engineer; E. Baker Pegram, Washington Marks, of No. 20; John Fitzpatrick, of No. 13, and Mr. Johnson, of No. 6. Thus ended an evening most delightfully spent. APORTs OF THE SEA. Noth withstanding the heavy heat of the sum mer our amateur oarsmen do not fail to ply their avocation, and challenges from all sides are fly ing around on the sultry air. On the Oth and 7th of August the Riverside Club offer a grand re gatta, which will be a feature of the season. The programme will be as follows: The regstta will open on Monday, August 0th, and close on the 7th. The rases will be On Monday-lS nle scull shell, single scull working boat, four oared gig. On Tuevsdy--Duble shell, four oared barge, four oared shell. The distances will be, for single sculls and double oared scull boats, two miles. For four oared gig and barge, three miles. For four oared shell, three miles. PRIZEe. For single scull shell, gold medal. For single scull working boat, gold medal. For double scull shell, two gold medals. For four oared gig, five gold medals. For four oared barge, five gold medals. For four oared shell, five gold medals. The Asbeston Material. Economy in the use of fuel has been the aim of our engineers for many years past, but up to a short time ago no material was found to confine the heat to boilers, except ordinary sheathing. Of late, however, H. W. Johns, under letters patent, has introduced his asbestos material, and now' the perfection of his inventin is apparent to the mere novice. A few days ago the DEMOCRAT had reason to employ some of the asbestos in covering its new boiler and pipes, and the effect was remarkable. The temperature or the outside of the boiler was reduce to a minimum, whilst the consump tion of fuel was reduced more than fifty per cent. All who have used the asbestos, of which Mr. Caleb A. Parker, of No. 10 Union street, in the agent, speak most favorably of its good oflices, and for roofing and painting its qualities are un. approachable. The Army of Northern Virginia. The Association of the Army of Northern Vir ginia held their regular meeting last evening, at which there was a goodly attendance. The prop osition now on foot for some little time past, of giving an entertainment for the benefit of the association, was acted upon, and a rich treat was laid out for our theatre-going friends. The fol. lowing committee of arrargements was ap pointed: Major J. B. Richardson, Col. Louis Power, 1r. J. H. Murray, E. J. 8ouby and O. 8. Babcock. The performance will be given at the Varieties Theatre, on the 26th nlost., for the tomb funod, and the Continental Guards will asist. From the advertisement, in another column, it will be seen the programme for the evening's entertain. ment will be a most pleasant one, and *ill doubt less draw a select gathering thither. Our Eombo. Thackeray in some of hip bonne bouches from Paris tells of the divine gusto with which himself and friend enjoyed a bouilloebaise in one of the smaller restaurants on the Bue des Petit Champs. The toothsome flavor of the dish awakened the most pleasant memories, and according to the English satirist, the two friends looked into one another's eyes and "lived ages in a minute." The ardor with which he wrote about the bouil liebaise was not unworthy of the dish, but here in our own Crescent City we have the gombo that in delicacy of flavor. appetizing aroma vies with its Parisian rival. To the connoissenr in such things there is perhaps no dish that has the "smack" of what the children call "the nice things" about it like the veritable gombo well made and highly sea soned. The red pepper gives to it a pungency that is exceedingly grateful to the palate in our Southern climate, whilst its mucilaginous quali ties make its digestion the more easy. The okra or abelnoschus e.culentus Is in gen eral use throughout the South and in the West Indies, and has been highly regarded by the med ical fraternity as an article of diet. Prepared as our Creole cooks prepare it with crabs, chicken or shrimp as a basis, gombo has earned a high reputation' with gourmels, and can be characterized like the olla podrida to Spain, ase the dish of the Louisianais. The pleasant taste of the okra ornamented with the flavor of the ham, shrimps and crabs, tempts even the appetie of the Sybarite, and, like Thackeray, the partaker "lives ages in a minute." Rallroad Departures. BY THE MOBILE ROUTE. Among the many passengers who left the city last evening for the Virginia Springs by the Mobile fast line, we notice the following: Capt. Leeds Greenlesf and family; the family of Mr. John Heno; Mrs. Barnett; Capt. A. B. Phillips and family; Mr. Wilism Bogel. The following delegates to the National Cotton Congress, left last evening in a special Pullman Sleeper, for Greenbrier W. Sulphur Springs, Va., without change : H. 0, Hester, John Phelps, J. B. La fitte (and family), D. A. Given, Oapt. Harrison Watts, Wm. SLnobez, Hon. Louis Bush, Speaker of the- House of IRepresetatives (atid famity), C. J. Shepherd, General Cyrus Buasey, J. J Stewart, CaptR.R. 8. Buckner, and Hon. 8. H. Buck. The family of Col. Thos. H. Hunt also left for Greenbrier, Mr. Geo. Horter and family for Phil adelphia, J. A. Lum and family, J. Lehman and family H. Levy, Chas. G. Johnsen and Robert Whitehill for New York, Capt. Borland for Bos ton, Mr. S. Hariis and family for Baltimore. The departures for Europe last evening by the Mobile line includes the following names: V. Sancan, H. Chagnion and N. Cerf. Mr. P. Irwin took the Mobilu route for Wanukes.a, Wisconsin. Mr. J. H. Oglesby, president Lou iana National Bank, leaves this evening for E rope via New York. Mr. F. P. Marsh, the genial Eastern agent of the Mobile line, left last evening in charge of the Cotton Exchange delegation for Greenbrier W. Sulphur Springs, Va. BY THE GREAT JACLSON ROUTE. Leaving last night, via the New Orleans, Jack son and Northern Ballroad, we notice the follow. ing deparltures: - i. Normg n, P. Gendre, P. Mellon, Chas. Crc nilly and family, Edward Stella and wife, for New York; Mrs. Richard Pritchard and family, Mrs. Hancock and others, for Waukesha Springs; Dr. A. B. Cenas, for Niagara Falls; J. A. Morris and family, for New York. W. C. Claiborne and family left for Niagara Fals; Chas. N, Nugent, Geo. Leroy, J. A. Penis ton, H. Ernst, P. G. Pera, Capt. Matt. 'Iremmel and P. Gonzales for St. Louis and Western points; Commodore N. M. Jones for Memphis; Capt. John D. Elliott for the same destination; L. J. .Carroll for San Francisco; Henry Jackson a.! U. Kelly for Cincinnati. J. B. Walker, D. D. 8., 180 Delord street. C. O. D. Hat Store, 26 St. Charles street, is the place to get a good hat cheap. Summer suits this summer have been all the rage, and Mesers. M. L. Byrne & Co., who first introduced them, seem to be well satisfied that they have proven a great convenience and com fort to the ladies generally. This week hle will offer at greatly reduced prices his brown linen suits. "I dorn't know how it is," said Jane, "but there is sarah Clark across the way taking Mis. Smith's childrenl out this morning before I am out of my kitchien." rarah uses the kitchen crystal soap and saves ti e. Jane go and do likewise. Blrevities. The Boston Base Ball Club, which olaims the championship of the lower district, w 11 to-day cross bats with the Fearless nine of the Third District. Jas. Lozq, pitcher; L. Davis, catcher; H. Heitman, first base; S. Bernard, second bhase; Ohab. Wright, third base; M. Ulmer, short stop; Joe. Beals, left fielder; T. ltuig, centre fielder, and 0. Ulmer, tight fielder. The Summer Rose Benevolent Olub give a grand festival, ball and pyrotechnlcal exhibition at the Fair Grounds on tuuday, the twelfth of August next. The young ladies of the Mecond District under the poetical name of the Lilies of the iorest, give their secoud grand private picnic at the. City Park to-day. We have received from Capt. R. H. Bck, see retary of the National Cotton Exchange of Amer iea, his annual report for the year ending July 1, 1877. The report is full of interesting data to those connected with the trade, and will be read with much interest by those who had not the good fortune to be present at the meeting of the National Exchange. Capt. Back has shown great care in the preparation of the pamphlet, and it does him much credit. The Orleans Dramatic Association will give a dramatic performance on the 21th at the Va rieties Theatre, for the bepefit of the tomb fund of the Louisiana Division of the Army of North ern Virginia. Vigilant Fire COfmpany No. 8 went on an exeonr lion to Biloxi yesterday and on next Friday the crack Pel!can Hook and Ladder Oompany No. 4 Will have their turn, returning on iunday even ing. The regatta committee of the Riverside RBow ing Club are requested to meet at 169 Gravler street to-day, at 12 o'clock. m.aort Items. Mrs. Ed. Pouret found lodging in the Third Station, charged with the larceny of some jew elry. Burglars attempted to effect an entrance in Mr. Henican's residence, so. 135 Laurel street, but were discovered and frightened off. Thous. Mason assaulted and cut Polly White at the corner of Joseph and Colliseum streets, and she had him lodged in the Seventh Station. Chas. Simms is in the Second Precinct, oharged with the robbery of a blanket and a pair of pants. Pat Darnan and Sbeton Williams were arrested and looked tiup in the Harbor Station, charged with extortion. Geo. J. Weaver was immured in the Seventh Precinct Station, charged with collecting and misappropriating money. A charge of petty larceny holds Wm. Table man in the Fourth Precinct Station. Tim Mercer was arrested and locked up in the central station, charged with aiding and abetting in the escape of iDelia Orage, charged with the rubbery of $8200. A man named Frank Carter was incarcerated in the same station, charged with being an aecese sory after the fact to the robbery of $8t0. T. Foley was lodged in the Central Statlon, charged with till tapping at (lorkery's bar-room, No. 46 kSt. Charles. Oofficers Boyle and Phillips were promptly on hand and arrested the accused A man namel Miller, residing on Dryades street, was accidentalll drowned in the river. Body not recovered. MeteoroloLcal. In our article on the temperature, publisled on Saturday morning, the type-setters made us may that "on July 7, 1878, the mercury rose to 99 degrees," whereas it should have been 96, THE COURTS. Fifth Distrclt Court. Friable, IH. N., is again in trouble. He is al leged to be the possessor of a certain draft which has been called for by Judge Rogers, and which Frisbierefused to give up. In this refusal he has persisted for some time, and with each refusal down he goes to the Parish Prison for contempt of court. Yesterday he was brought up again and, persisting, was remanded for ten days long. er, during which he may contemplate the majes ty of justice and the inflexibility of the law. To-morrow the question of the dissolution of the injunctions in the case of the Slaughter House Company vs. Larrien et al. will be argued. Mlxth District Court. Bomaln Brugler has flied a petition before Judge Rightor against Thos. Sewell, alleging that be leassed to the defendant certain premises No. 15 Danphine street. The petitioner sets forth that Sewell represented himself to be the pro. prietor of the Setitoline Oil Company, and that there is due $125 rent. A writ of provisional lbizure is prayed for. J. B. Walker, D. D. 8., 180 Delowl street. 200 pieces of assorted embroideries from 8%' cents up, at Pepin & Broussard'e, 185 Canaf street. Costr ~N BELOW 0CoT.-To.morrow Messrs. Pepin & Brousssrd will open another invoice of beautiful goods, such as embroideries, ruohings, parasols, fans, charms, etc., which they will offer at reduced prices. This popular resort for the ladies is situated at the corner of Canal and Baronne streets, the old white building. Hats for bove and men at the C. O. D. Hat Store, 20 St. Charles street. M. L. Byrne & Co., 168 Canal, will offer this week browu linen suite at greatly reduced prices. A reduction on linen lawn from 25 cents to 17Y cents, at Pepso & Brounsard's, 185 Canal street. Stanb manages to keep cool, notwithstanding the thermometer ranges from 96 to 105 degrees in the shade. It is because he always keeps fresh news at Ooldthwaite's bookstore on Ex change Alley, near the corner of Canal street. There he has on hand all the late papers and periodicals, among which Pauck, the great satiri cal weekly, Harper's Weekly, McGhee's Illus trated Weekly, etc. J. It. Walker, D. D. 8., 180 Delord street. Buy your hale from Jnoo. U. Adams. He has alwave a large assortment to choose from-20 St. .' Charles street. From a notice published elsewhere it will be seen that the New Orleans Insrance Company has declared a semi.annual dividend five per cent on its capital stock. The B ,any is rosfperin and umetrit-able ms.a.gementgi-ver ne hopes for the future. Go to John U. Adams' for fashionable hate, and you will be suited. 26 St. Charles street. REPATRING,bTaxETH.-Mir. PetFr Markey, the city contractor for repairing the principal streets of the city, is preptred to carry out the contract according to steoificati',ns, and would be very much obliged if the citiz ns will notify him of any dereliotion of duty on the part of his employee. By reference to his advertisement it will be seen that complaints can be left at his offices, corner Delord and Franklin streets, or addressed to Postoffice box 2399, or box 41, Mechanics' and Dealers Exchange. 100 ,ieces of linen lawn reduced from 25 cents to 171, cents, at Pepmn & Broussard's, 185 Canal street. The Virginia Convention. [Philadelphia Times.) So far as heard from. 404 delegates have been chosen to the Virginia Demo cratic Convention that is to nominate a candidate for Governor. Of these Dan iel has 141, Mahone 89, Fitz Lee 67 Tallaferro 50, Terry 53, Holliday 33 and 29 are uninstructed. Gen. W. iH. F. Lee, son of Gen. R. E. Lee, and cousin of Fitz, is spoken of as the dark horse. Exchange.-The first mosquito having appeared, an up-town landlady has put all the pillows into sole-leather cases, so the ladies can bang them around as much as they please without breaking the corn-cobs. The difficulty, boys, is to get the frst hundred dollars in the savings bank. -[Ex. And the next great difficulty is to get it out--of New York savings banks.-[St. Louis Times. One case of linen gray -nuitnges with trimmings at 12/, cents, at Pepin & lroeussard's, 158 Canal street. John U. Adams has a choice selection of hats for the s.lmmer. 26 St. Charles street.