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Bay for 68178; one from Otis lemtok for $760, "for makinglo examination of seleoMton, approvals sad rerlools of swamp, intental improvemt nd lands r imakn proof belst for treat books e" ons trane errlnbo eto an oIn embn the same for ISthe orre r . ofr. mnothrS, dated Deemb ,7 171. Next one dated June 1, 1879, from GOUrI ir mk for fr making form anda blanks, ar ranfIOg and aI*ullfyig lists of apprOarli and re Jetor), aDI mSaking indexre for foae or the several shools, internal improVemelt ann swamp Aest one drated une 1, 1871, from 13. . CB.amp 1t.e, for 1m00 "for making forms and blanks eto., "exactly mlr. to the one noted immediatel above. Nest one from I. B. Campbell, no date, for 8780, for making examintion of selectIons, ta., proof sheets of tret books," the sameo . poemiekoenp Nat, one from M. Srjour, Jr,, dated Aurusnet 16' 1871, for $76as olsrk in the tate Land Ot.le. Another odned by etiour a Cl1erk, dated No. vember 18, 1871. for 6916 etor seces m olerk., Another dated December 21, 1871, by eour,nt s clerk, for $98. Another dated June 4, 1879, from Sejour, for 800 for services as clerk. Another, no date, from B. B. Oampbell. for 6800, for making exoaminaton of selection., ap provals ad rejections of swamp, internal l. provement anr e school lands making proof eheet for triact books, showin the date of seles. tlon, approval, or rejection, date of sale, number and date of patent,and transferring them into tract books and indexing the sOme for the south 0eaOter. district., Another no date, from B. B. Campbell, for $'83, for doing exactly the same labor (?) in the Oreensbnrg district. Another, Jly 2I, 1871, foo $, for H, Gseoon for examining and protracting the field notes c. W. B. It. Bargen, making map, and aoopunt of deptf surveyor. Another, December 27, 1871, Oti temlck, for $760 for "doing" the ireensburg district, as did 6ampbell. Anotber, no date, for 8800, from Otis lnmlok, for doing the southeastern distrlot, an did (lamp. bell. Another from Peter O'Donnell for 6.10, for , beoksu.llng etao, anrd another, same party, for q ll, forprinlong, books, etk. h1or thee. receipts it will be see that In the miontheof December, 1811, and June 1871, Messrs. Itemlck and Ot1 were paid esch 8800 for work whloh the exper t testifies coul dWd should have been done by sertt of the OsMae and which , even were an expert employed, should have oest not more than 1000. At the s.t lue It is shown that 8ejour drew $888 as &1.sla% clerk. Comment is unnoceesry. UIININCIPAL MAT'.l'Ie. The Premium Bond drawing began yesterday mornlng at 10 e'olook in the onnell chamber, and Nlosed at . o'olock, the only laterruppen being one of a few minute fror ilnob for the six orphan boys who had been scured to draw the aumbers from the wheeL There were 1186 prises to be drawn, ath oolal list of whioh will be found in the oolumns of the DemocuAT, There were in attendance one or two bank presl dent, several Carondelet street brokers aad many private individuals Interested in the draw. ing. The lucky number, that which drew the principal pri.e, was No. 818,595. It did not oume out until nearly the entire number of prises lI been drawn. COAL atD. The bide for the supplying of a barge load of coal to the city for the use of the Waterworke were openid at the OCity Hall yeterday at noon, re mslting as followes: W. 0. Ooyle Go., 42 cents; 0. A. Miltenberger & Co., 42 sents; Lambert A Co., 41 cents, and Brown & Jones 89t cents. The firm of Brown A Jones being a responsible concers, its bid will In all probability be ao cepted. The clerks about the City Hall have had A OOOD JOKR to laugh at rcently. A taxpayer oalled at the City Hall to ask for an extesiton of time to pay hise tase on the ground of great nanolal em. barrasemente and obtained the required relief. Within a day or two afterwards his name, together with hose of a half dozen members of his f.m y, appeared in the daily papers as being boked for one of the moat fashionable epringe in the country. It lI believed at the Olty Hall that this tourist will have a very slim ohanod of obtaining another exteneson of time during the presenr * O ty administration. The City Surveyor reported yesterday to Ool. Denie, acting Mayor, that the building on Canal street, now in course of constrantiorn o the site of the old Matson Blanche, is IN ooNTraYrNTION OF LAW, I beang supported by wooden pillars. The builder I will doubtless have to replace them by iron or granite. So much for Mr. d'Hemeoourt'e offoial opinion of the front of the building; his private opinion of its architectural beauty he reserves to himself. Ma. 8ewmzxY'e CARD. In relation to Mr. Sweeney's oard Mr. Cavanao state, among many reasons for reporting unfa vorably on the propo ltion of that gentleman, that the ownership of the river front in the d- I trict is in litigation the riparian proprietors claiming a title to the battere, rendering it, therefor., mpiesible for the city administration TO I.Asll IT. The wherfage or mooring charges that are ol. looted go into the treasury, by the way, subject to the lsue of the suit, and oannot be used for I an purpose. r a.Ovanao says, however, that even though it were within the power of the city to grant the I lease, he would be opnosed to doing so, because he entertains a NATIvE OJEl.TION to placlg the landings of commerce under the controlof a ewitb indivtdual. Regarding Ihe propoe:ion of Mr. Sweeney to pay to the city one thousand dollars more than was collected in 1876, Mr. Oavanac says he doen't think it at ad improbable that Mr. Bweeney couold afford to do so, and that, but for certain legal diuonitiee, he, Mr. Oavanao himself, oould do as well. In truth, the oollsection for lnt month have been in excess S of thoe for the same period last year. But, he adde, it Le not the purpoee of the city to oollect more from thi source TRAN 1s ACTUALLY needed to make the neceauoonry constructions for the esae moving of the coal buate or other orafte t that m reqqaire that portion of the river front TEB SCHOOL bOARD. There was a meeting of the School Board last evening, and, notwithstanding the heat of the night, a quorum was present. The meeting was one to be devoted entirely to the election of teachers, and it wa. the intention of the board to go into eteontive eplon. After a resolution had been passed that yper cent of the teacher.' pay for September, 168, be paid, SMr. Bartley offered a resorltion that darihg the election of teachers an open session be beld. He said that he was opposed to holding secret meetings, and wanted the action of the board to be open and before all. The President pro tem, Guthelm, rapped his gavel and pronounced that this meeting wasan adjourned executive session and that the doors should be closed. Craig tried to make a speech but was rapped down, and Mr. Bautlev appealed from the decision of the chair, but the chair ref :sed to hear it. The doors were then cloyed and the board went at work on the teachers, the result of which will appear in this afternoon's paper. An Accident in Gretna. Sunday evening, between 7 and 8 o'clock, the flooring of the gallery of Mr. Bowling's house, situated on Front street, between Coperni, Avenue and N-wton street, in Gretna, gave way, precipitating to the pavement below several per. sons, most of whom escaped with a few trifling hurts, except one of the parties, a Miss Stokes, who was aeritusly, but happily not dangerouely injured. The fall which the persons on the gallery sune tained was fully fifteen feet or more, and that no 1 store serious consequences ensed is remarkable, I C-USTOM-HOUSE GLEANINGS. It THE "O*UTC," TUE s09lSMeMI@IN AEIU It NEW tlRUNSEL CAEPETC. Ualited rtates Marshal Wharton (oIlng S to anleaelen to Untle the Knotty r" (t) Log question. J. Madison's absence makes the eastern cor. e rider of the ustom-Hoause (second floor up the iron etep-ladder) present a terribly gloomy ap. pearaune, and but for the Surveyor's bueinee offic and the Revenue ofte that hall would be Satoally deserted except by aofe seekers. T The "pets" are at a lose now where to while s away the time whloh hange so heavily upon thei hands, and are more than ever anxious now to hear from TEx R1FnORT OF TRIG OMYIuNlONs, as the fates of some depend upon that report. The commllelon, or a mejorlty, Gen. Sheldon being abeent, met again yesterday, but transoated r no business, and adjourned until to-day. The r collector states that, notwithstanding all reports, rumors, ete,, he will not make any obhagee until th. report is acted upon by the 8eoretary of the Treasury. Consequently the "outs' will be oom r polled to "eling to hopes," as It were, for some Stime longer. The Colleotor's and Naval Offices had their measures taken yesterday frr a new ult--)f oar r pet--and in a few days visitors there will have ane opportunity of walking over a handsome Brua eols ostret. The United States Sub-Treasurer will remove his oftloe to the new qoartere in about two weeks f or as soon aflter the omtoe is complnted as he gets Iastructione from the Treasury )epartmtent to r do on. hre United States Marshal WtLtL 00 TO CAAIOAIFiE in person in a few days to look Into log matters himself, and will straighten matters out if he can r do so. r do so. r CAUIHT AT LAMT. A Confdlence :hap Who Left the Detectives In the Lurch. Our detectives, wita this class of gentry, New Orleans is partilarly blest. These would-be barglar.otohbere do a deal of work-that is, they do a vast amount of walking, and have a great deal of mystery about them. Whether they arrest anybody or not, it makes but little dif. ference, they try hard enough, that is, in keeping with the thermometer. About three weeks ago the gong in the detee tivee'ofLoe sounded 3, and at an I.terval of a minute eounded 8. This was to notify the chief of detectives to send to the Ohief o Pollce his two best detective men. Instantly the order wea obeyed, and there stood at the oblef's door two of the Crescent City's lyest cope. One was a Dimmark blonde, while the other I was characterised by a brilliant spark that dazzled esth eye that came In contaet with It. 'The chief notified these man oatchers that New Orlean was Infested with a confidence man of the wores stripe, and his name was Ben Berkery. SThe two deteotives, after receiving a descrlp tion of the cosfidence chap, started out In search of him. A few minutes after they had departed the re porters were notified that the detectives were go ing to make an arrest. It was a terrible shock to the reporters' nervous eyeem, but, after taking a coople of drinks (of vichy) they managed to stand it. Day after day rolled on and Berkery was not eauaght, but the two detectives never gave up hunting for him. They went to Mrs. Ber'kers' house, as they knew Ben slept there, and told her that they in tended to search the house. Mrs. Berkery in. vrted them to do all the searohing they had a mind to, and while they were engaged she went into the yard and turned her five bulldogs loose. The two detectives saw the savage canines but they would not run from them: they had too much respect for the seat of their breeches, so they backedout of the yard. lo no few dayse go the two detectives were again watbing for Blen, and the criminal saw the omire before they saw him, so he eessumed lameness and was passing by the detectives when one of them said to the other, there goes the chap we are looking for, the other said oh no, the man we are looking for is not lame. While this oonversation was going on, Ben took dvantage of it and again evaded arrest. On Saturday night last the two detectives again di overed Beb, and again being unable to catch him fired two shots for the purpose of frighten ing him, but the confidenoe ohap had smelt pow der before, and never stopped running. Buffone it to say that the detectives were left on getting Berkery. The police of the entire city were then notified by Chief Boylan to arrest Berkery on eight, and on Sunday evening Patrolman Teen, of the Third Precinct, succeeded in arresting him and lodged him In the Third Station. Berkery was wanted for playing the confidence game. He is the same party who about eighteen months ago victimlzed various firma of the city, of whom Messrs. Chas. Ballefo and E. J. Hart were the heaviest losers. These firms pro.ecuted him, and he was con victed on four different counts before the un perior Criminal Court and sentenced to the Peni. tentiary for ten years. ie never went to the Penitentiary, as he was pardoned by Kellogg. This time Berkery was wanted for the same offense, but other business firms of the oity are the victims. The evidence now against him is strong, and ha h.. . hln lfPh l ,nn. n ..r. , Al.W... 1.r, o at Baton Rouge. AN UNFORTUNATE KNIFE G~RINDER. He in Stabbed in the Left Mide for A iklng for His Money. About half-past one o'clock yesterday, on Tohoupitoulas street, between Nuns and St. St. Mary, a diffloulty took place between a knife grinder named John Roacci and a man named Anthony Rourke, which terminated in the for mer being stabbed in the left side and danger ously wounded by a knife in. the hands of the lat ter. A DEMOcRAT reporter repaired to the scene of the dillioulty, and gleaned the following particu lars: It appears Rourke gave Roaccoi a pair of scissors to grind, and after they were ground, re fused to pay for them. Harsh words were the result, and Rourke went into his house, armed himoelf with a knife and returned to the banquette. As soon as Rourke came out of the house Roseoi cursed him in Spanish. After the cursing Rourke drew his knife and rushing upon his victim, ptabbiug him in the left side, inflicting a dangerous wound. As soon as he bad com mitted the murderous act he made good h:e es cape. % The wounded man was conveyed to the Char ity Hospital where hie wound was examined by by Dr. Pratt, who pronounced it a dangerous wound. A Firgmen's Workshop. Some time ago, in one of his annual reports, Mr. Thomas O'Oonnor, the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, recommended to the Board of Delegates the establishment of machine shops for the use of the Department, which would economise large same annually paid to private shope for horsesboeing, repairs to the eng;nes, etc. At the last meeting of the board of delegates Mr. John Fitzpatrick brought up the subject, and on his motion a committee was appointed to in quire into the expediency of the proposition, and report at the next meeting. The expense to our Fire Department under the present system is enormous. When a steam en gine is sent for repairs to a machine shop the time of its admission into the shop is noted, and from that moment until it leaves the charges upon it begin at the rate of six dollars a day for the machinist and four dollars for a help, all needed pieces of machinery being charged for extra. Each time a horse is sho'l it costs two dollars, whilst the work"i'ould be done at the depart ment's miobins chop for one dollar and a quar ter. The proposition would also comprise a coal yard for the use of the shop and the steamers. The eoonomy in this matter, it is also claimed, would be very great, since coal can be purchased in large quantities at times, as low as twenty-flve cents per ba.rej, The department have not unfreqtnntly had to *ay from one dollar and a half to two dollar.s barrel for fuel. It is only surprislg that a mat ter so important has not yRd reoeived the serious attention of the bheard, and if all that I. claimed for the new proposition be true by one half, it is reasonable to suppose that the committee will report favorably upon it. FIRME. Collislon Cetlwee Jeflferson 11 and CVhalmette 28. About half-past o'clock yesterday evening a fire, caused by some shavings being Ignited by a colored boy named Spencer, broke out in the two-story frame house corner of Galennie and Annunciation streets. This property, which was owned by Jas. Burns and occupied by several families, was damaged to the extent of $50. The house was losured for $4000 in the liber. nia Insbranoe Company. While engines 22 and 23 were running to this fire, when at the corner of Magszine and Jose phIne streets they collided. One of 22's horses was badly injured on the left leg and shoulder and one of the wheels passed over his boof and badly mashed it. Personal. Dr. Frank L. James, a well known practitioner of medicine and a surgeon of no limited abilitt, of Osecol, Arkansas, and, by the way, an ex journalslt of Memphis, Tenn., is in the city spending a few days. nunstroke. Between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock Monday morning Mr. Hunter, of the firm of Hunter & Cochran, was sun struck. The unfortunate man wan conveyed to the residence of Mrs. Good, on Erato street, where he was attended by D)r. Axon, who has hopes of his reonvery. Drowned. About 2 o'clock yesterday while a colored boy, named Bradley Martin, resldiog on Newton street, between Franklin and Verret, Algiers, while swimming In the river, was sacidentally drowned. Body not recovered. The Chlase for tile Murderer. The hunt for the murderer of Frank Johnson, who was killed last Bunday, is being proseouted with great vigor by the captain and patrolmen of the parish of Jefferson pollee. There an be no doubt but what Jeff Dents would 'soon be cap tared If the aforesaid offioers were not compelled to retaln tO Oretna eery nighfto rest. Thereis a rumor In elroulation that this felon ishiding in a cane brake abouteix miles from the iot where the .ee4 was committed. ieveral negro women have been frihtened there during yesterday by the tadden appearanee of a myste rtoue person in the woods. TIIe rioulnern Fra.auE.U: . N.~s,.w.Ls . The performance of the "Long Strike" last evening was marked by an exception to the ru's in the matter of the weather. Those who have been accustomed to patronize our amateurs' mid summer entertainments may have noticed that whenever they are given the thermometer seems to be seized with a fancy for climbing, and the result amounts sometimes to a suflfoting temperature in the auditorium. Last evening was snch an exception to the unpleasant rule that we like to mention it again in the hope that the gods, recognizing our appreciation cf their bounty, will hereafter be, ordinarily at least, as liberal to players and auditors, for is materi ally enhanced the playing of the amateurs and the enjoyment of the spectators on this occasion. The performance had attracted a full house, among which beauty and those handsome, airy toilettes that our fair friends so gracefully wear in the summer months; were predominant. The play was very smoothly rendered, and was the oooasion of flattering applause to Messrs. Oefalu as Noah Learoyd, Oolinsky as Jent Slarker, Hoffman as (rankshar, Swift as Johnny Reilly, Fox as Sir John Fairfield, and Misses Emmie Wilmot and Lizzle Wood, who played the parts respectively of J.ane Learoyd and Betsey. Taking all in all, the Southern Dramatics have good reason to be satisfied of their efforts to entertain their friends. The Racrquette Game. On the. 4th there was a match game of rae quette played at the Fair Grounds between' the Bayous, Capt. L. Lange, and the Lavllles, Capt P. Fuentes, for a silk flag offered by the Cldks' Benevolent Association. The game was a tie. Saturday last they played again for the flag on the Racquette Orsoen, foot of Domaine street, and it was won by the Bayous, that club making two balls. The game was played by 140 men on each side, Fully 1500 spectators were on the grounds. Games by these clubs are played regularly every Tuesday and Saturday, commenciog at 5 p. m., and are well worthy of a visit. Mortuary Report. The following were the number and principal causes of deaths for the week ending uonday, July 15,1877: Males 58; females 71. Total 129. Whites 74; blacks 40; mulattoes 15. Consumption 20, convulsions infantile 6, debility adult 5, dysentery 8, fevers 10, small-pox 11, teeth ing 5. Total number of deaths 129. Interred from public institutions 15; on certifi cate of coroners 14. A Model Pollee Omcer. Officer El. Ryder, of the First Precinct, was before Judge Smith, yesterday, for firing off a pistol in the durprise Saloon. The Judge told the officer that the day had past when policemen were the masters of the people, and they must now understand that tney, like the court, were the servants of the people. That while he would only fine a citizen $5 for firing a pistol, he would fine him, as he was an officer and a preserver of the peacq, $20 or thirty days in the Parish Prison, and Ryder went down for thirty days. Who e He? A mysterious little man, who rushed madly into the clerk's offlue at the Central Station last night, informed the clerk that he must not let the reporters see the sheets or the books. He then made his way into the room which was once occupied by "a" secretary, took all the items off the file and locked them up. Who he i+, or what position he occupies, no body seems to know. One would, however, be led to believe that he was Chief of Police, and that Col. Boylan was his assistant. Tell us who he is, and the reporters will give you "half." Railroad Departures. BY THE JACKSON AND NORTHERS ROUTE. We notice the departures of Carl Kohn, Esq., and family; also that of A. Meyer and family for Niagara ialls and the East, on Sunday night. The family of Isaac Scherck also left on Sunday night for New York. Mrs. M. LeBlanc and fam ily, of the coast, were among the departures last evening for Montreal. The faoilies of J. A. Walker and Major Hyatt left last evening for the East, taking Chicago and the celebrated Wankesha stprings en route. Jules Rigal, the champion wrestler of America, and wife left last evemung for California. Rigal goes to San Francisco to test his championship. N. D. Wal:ace, of Wallace & Co.. D. A. Mil burn, of McNeely & Co., and H. D. Martin left by the same line for the West. W. McCollum left f r Montreal via Chicago, Henry Day for Ran Francisco, and C. M. Mat thews for Little Rock. BY THE M')30IL ROUTE. Major E. A. Burke and family took the Mobile line for the Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs, and left :unday at 5 p. m. Mr. J. A. Blaffer also itft for Niagara Falls via Mobile. St. Louis and Chicago. Mr. J. H. Oglesby, President Louis iana National Bank, left Sunday evening for Europe via New York, the famlyof M, W. Joyee, r. Vsq.. for Virginia pring",, L. A. Chasse and IL | M.. Leoodlo for Old Point Comfort. be Judge W. W. Howe and family for Niagara, Id Falls, left Monday; Capt. Jesse K. Boel and fam i ily were for Vitgtnia Springs; Mrs. Brandt for e Virginia Springs; Mr. H. M. Cooke for Lynohbtmrg Mr. A. Thomson and family for West Virginia to Mrs. and Miss Proctor for Virginia; Dr. Dlkson, a of the United Stltes Army, for Cincinnati; Geo. t. F. Kienabra for Canada, and B. A. lBourk for the us Virginia Springs; Uol. James Andrews, from Port ed nade, left last evening via it. Louis for New is York. '11l Arevitlie. The New Orleans gun club members will comr pete again on Wednesday next in a glass hal match for the d,amond badge. d The court people are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the city workmen who are to repair the old cabildo where the civil courts are held. a With the departure of a number of the Judges a the judge of the Ninth District Court will depart be for the summer on a trip to the Merry Fifty d Islands. a A new dummy was successfully tested In the al anal street line yesterday afternoon. There wse a short renointre last evening at the corner of IDuphine and Canal streets, be ir tween three well known parties, but the affair was ended by surrounding friends before any ie police were seen, '1 Mr. Edward Olark, Deputy Sheriffof the Third a District Court, has left our city, on the ship Sablsn, on a trip to Europe for his health. It is trusted be will return with renewed vigor for the coming term. Mr. One. A. Schneidnu, si long and favorably known in the wholesale coal business, has just returned from an extended business tour, which * was most successful and which gives promise vf x- increasing very largely the trade of our city. ty Manager Bldwell telegraphs here that Miss Kate Thayer, of our city, met with a grand sunc cess on Stunday in New Yuik at the Gilmore on c.rt. Another of the new palace sleepers, the ty Parthia," of the At. Louis line, put in an ap h pearanoe yesterday morning at the Molre depot, in and is the counter part of the "Europa." in When will that staircase at the Custnm-flonse be taken down? Over a year ago the supervisor or architecture in Washington pr6pared a plan, with drawings, of a new stairway, which was ex ceedingly tasty, for our Oranite Building, and it was promised that at an early day the Improve , mnent would be put up, but since that time noth ing has been heard of it. whort Items. ly A broken telegraph pole is annoying the entire police force of the Sunburban Precinct. Mrs. Humphrey and Mr. Humphrey had a little fuss, and the former got the worst of it, as she was stabled in the back by her husband and d slightly wounded. For the larceny of a goat David Nelson and Wm. Mannagan are in the beventh Station. 'o Mary Hall is again in the Fourrth Station on P the charge of larceny. id John Gaffney was lodged in the Central Sta tion, charged with being a vagrant and having a In dog in his posseeelon supposed to have been stolen. About 7 o'clock last evening Sergeant Ro..ks rg arrested two men named Carl Iprsrd and W. N. p. Anderson on the levee and locked them up in the Harbor Station, on the oharge' of having 175 pounds of coff e in their possesoig, supposed to have been stolen from the brig Cokelm. THEI COUrTTR. neeond District Courl. In the uancession of Justues ranke, Judge It Tissot, in his reasons for judgment on(the ex r ception of Mrs. Pauline Franke in the matter of ir the petition of Berman Danneel and Victor La tour testamentary executors, praying that she be declared not capable to be tutrix of her minor !t children, and eictlded from the tntorship, de it creed that Mrs. Franke's exception shoutld be overruled. In the succession of Dr. M. M. Dowler, on the rule of Mrs. Dowler, admuleistratrix, against W. t, 1. liodgson, auctioneer, Judge Tissot read a lengthy opinion. d The question involved in the case was whether . the auctioneer had the right to make cer:ain t, charges against the estate-for instance, for ad y vertising property, to make it bring more, in a ir paver other tlan the Rlelnblicran. e Judge Tissot thought this charge just. but de e ducted the 25 per cent discount from the auction . eer's bilL All the other charges were sustained. n Fifth Dlstriet Court. During the morning the Slaughter-House cases against Larrieu and others were on trial in the Fifth District Court on the rule to set aside the injunction. Jean Larrlen, one of the delendants, being sworn, says: I am a butcher. I have sustained damages by the injunction issued in this sauit between $200 and $800. At the time of the in Junction I was arryinog on my business on this side of the river. The way I lost $200 or $300 e was that I got cattle on the other side of the river and I had to put them on pasture, ind I kill on this side. For loitance, I kjl to-day and sell the next day. I furnish the ships and I had to buy t. from other butchers. I have had a great deal of n complaint by the cause of the Issuance of the in junction. I also had to employ a lawyer. cnose-xxAMrNA1oN. I did not make a bargain with my lawyer, but I gave him over $200. Have <been killing on this side. Haturday I killed four beeves, three calves, and bought some hogs from the slaughter Y house. . John Guidre and Wm. Carl Kenner were sworn, and their testimony was of the same nature&a the above. After ,rgument by E. K. Washington. Erq., for Sthe defense, and Itobhert Mott for plaintiff's, the case was taken under adviement. What Is lHome Without It. What is home with nonerto meet, None to welcome, none to greet us, S ome is sweet and oniy sweet, . Y. Hom is sweet and only sweet, La When we use the Kitchen Crystal Soap. th of TIE RETURNING BOARI1 INDICTMYENT. fle sa View% of the Country PresM Thereon. at i [New Iberia Sugar-Bowl.] fr The infamous Returning Board have th Sall been arrested, charged with forging in It and altering returns from Vernon par- si *e ish, and admitted to bail in the sum of stl $5000 each to await trial. We hope the e11 ir matter will be pushed to the full extent ka of the law. cl n [East Feliciana Patriot-Democrat.] pr We are glad that District Attorney m Finney has filed, under instructions on from the Grand Jury of the parish of sc ly Orleans, an information charging J. Cc It Madison Wells, Thomas C. Anderson Ri t C. Casanave and Louis M. Kenner, all so a members of the Returning Board, with let having falsely and feloniously uttered ra and published as true, a certain altered, D- false, forged and counterfeited public )e record of the returns from the parish of id Vernon of an election held for presi dential electors in this State, contrary to the form of the Louisiana statute in ja such case made and provided, and ly against the dignity of the State. And pe we hope that the Superior Criminal of Court, at its next session, will send these Di infamous rascals to the Penitentiary. [ibervilie South.] th ' The Grand Jury of the parish of Or- be t leans have indicted the four members po of the Returning Board and they are roe It shortly to be tried before the Superior ha d Criminal Court. This is as it should be, ab and we hope they may be convicted and ph " punished, in order that their great crime wt of fraud may become so odious that no do 1. one will again attempt to perpetrate it ral y on the people of Louisiana. If there plh was any agreement to shield the Return , ing Board from punishment for any I t-crime they may have committed, the rea names of the parties to the agreement tur should be published, so that it shall be str Ie known who it is in Louisiana, in high ed, , station, who would lend his influence to oI O protect tour of the greatest criminals not ever known to the American people. to We cannot for a moment believe there Mo was any such agreement, and therefore a uvr !, 1877. we expect to see the guilty quartette justly punished for their crimes. [Baton Rouge Advoosts.] We are astonished to see that the in dictment of the members of the late Returning Board, on the charge of fraud and perjury, is construed into a viola. tion of the joint resolution adopted at the last session of the Legislature. If we are to construe an indictment ol a man or any number of xjen for crim inal offenses by a grand jury as a perse cution *what becomes of our boasted theory of free government? The very language of the resolution shows that the claim that this prosecu= tion violates Its pledges is a fraud. Any one who will take the trouble to read the resolution can see very plainly what is meant by its language. It very forci bly assures the world that persons of opposite political opinions from those entertained by the Nicholls government should not be persecuted. What does persecution mean? Every one who knows anything about the English language is certainly aware that persecution means to pursue with a malicious intent. Is there anything in this case to indicate that the grand jurors had a malicious intent or that they were pursuing these parties for the purpose merely of aggravating and harrassing themi because of their politi cal convictions? Not at all. Against these persons there is a speclfyl charge, and if the Htate falls to prove the charge then they go free, but if the State successfully proves the charge as the parties themselves know full well it will do then they must suffer as other criminals for their wrong doing. We have heard It argued that the crime of which Wells & Co. stand charged was a political offense, and therefore they are shielded by that resolution. Again we say, if theirs is a political offense so were the offenses committed by Johnson, by Dibble, by BUurob and by every other rascally official in the State, for every position held by them was obtained through the Intrigues of politics, was conducted in the interest of a political party, and the crimes of which they stand charged were more or less committed to uphold the party then in power. Is the man who forges and falsifies election returns and swears to them as being the true returns any less a crimi nal than he who spirits away the books of his office to hide the frauds and pee ulations perpetrated by himself or his political friends and shield them from punishment; is he any less a criminal than the man who embezzles hundreds and thousands of the people's dollars to aid his party with a campaign fund? No worse are the latter than he, yet the cry of persecution is raised in his behalf while the latter fall unhonored and un sung into the hands of the law. We protest against this making of fish of one set of rascals and fowl of another. They are all guilty alike, and for the sake of posterity should, if they are ever convicted, be punished alike. TU. RUL.ARIAN LEBiIO, . The Bulgarian legion in the Russian camp now numbers six thousand men. On June 22, 1854, Raiko Nikolitsech, a Bulgarian boy, fourteen years old swam over the Danube at Rustchuk, to inform the Russians that the Turks intended to cross the day following. The intelli gence proving correct, the boy was raised to the rank of a Russian noble man, and sent to a cadet school at Mos cow. In 1859 he became an ensign in the Russian army, and soon after, while in a Polish garrison, endeavored to form a secret society in Bulgaria. In 1862, as a Russian officer quartered in Bessarabia, he was a member of the Bulgarian revolutionary committee. In 1875 he left Russia to act on the spot, and in 1876, with a Bulgarian legion of several hundreds, entered Bulgaria from Lervia. The appearance of his legion on Bulgarian soil brought on the troubles marked by the notorious mas sacres. Later In 1876 the legion joined the Servian army under the command of the Russian Colonel Medvedowsky, one of the associates of Gen. Tchernay eff. This band was the nucleus of the legion which is now invading Bulgaria under the standards of the Czar. Suuer UU Lue uet uunLue LU LPL U YG.L, & THE RIUMPIAN EGIJNERAL9 IN ARIE- v NIA. 1 The military careers of the three ' Russian Generals who have been so un successful in Armneniaare sketched by I a writer in the Pall Mall Gazellte. Meli koff and Tergukassoff are Armenians; Dewel is a German, and Oklobschlo is at Montenegrin. Gen. Melikoff, who is ) r only fifty-three years of age, is the son of a merchant, and began his military career as an officer in a hussar regi ment in St. Petersburg. With his sol diers Melikoff is personally a great fa- - vorite. He visits them in their bivouacs, tastes their soups, and inquires after their comforts. He takes especial care of the sick, frequently inspecting the field hospitals and ambulances. At the same time he is a strict disciplinarian, and requires from all, and particularly from the non-commissioned offieers of his army, a punctual performance of their duty. Educated in the Lazareff t institution in Moscow, he speaks, be. sides Armenian, Turkish, Persian, Rus- A sian and French, but knows nothing of either German or English. Gen. Tergu kassoff is descended from an Armenian t clergyman. When Schamyl was taken prisoner, Tergukassoff was the first to tl mount the walls of Giuniz and to plant ti on them the Russian colors. Gen. Oklob schio, the commander of the Rion Corps, has been for many years in the Russian service. Admittedly a brave soldier, his capacity as an independent leader is questioned. "He is said to act rashly and without due forethought. The Concordia Jail. e Natchez Ielephone.] Across the corridor of the Concordia jail is laid a rough pine beam. Natural ly one inquires, on perceiving this ap pendage so out of keeping with the finish of the building, what it is placed there for. It is on this our little tale hangs. During the war the sheriff being called upon to hang a criminal and not having the conveniences at hand he placed this beam where it now rests, secured by op posite openings in the wall, threw a rope over it, placing one end in r hands of a stout negro, he tied the oth.:r about the criminal's neck, who was placed on the gallery at the back, and when all was in readiness he lifted the doomed man and threw him over the railing. Ingenious, but not by any means pleasant to think about. FuRNIrrTz. -Money saved is money made; so, reader, save your money by buying your farm ture at Montgomery's Arm':ry Hall, 87 Camp street. Their stock is new, fresh and well select- p ed, and their aseurtment is the largest an the city. They know they can, and are sehing as low, if not lower, than any h..ne in the city. They do not ark you to take their word f,r it, but want you to examine their stock and judge for yourself. SMontgomery's salesmeu are all polite and atten- V I uve, and take pleasure in showing their stock. e When an Ohio man ruads a head line In hiE paper, "T'hensltuatlon In Washington," he tele graphs Hayes for it lmroimllately.---Ilanc.nnatl Haturday Night. "DOMESTIC." Having com .1otev, arranaements with the Dom..stio Howng Mwrvhine rJonatny for the Southern agnUiy of their e(lebratujl machlnes I how offer theitn to the public at the Lowest Cath and Time Raths. These man hnts are warranted to bethe light eat running, most durable, and a.implest In con Sstrunton of any loek-stitbh manhin made. A new st.Ck of DIomrnetl and "rover and' I Baker" machinejust received. Orover and Baker Newing Machine Depot 11. II. TRUE, t No. I Chartres street, Mew Orleasn. LJEWIN' 'RICEPARHATION t of Fine Cast Steel to the Sulphuretted Dust. 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