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1TUN AUmITOKIAL COME1ITiEB LOCATE FOUR DOXES OF AUDITORIAL MECORDS. Anid ies a squint at Tlsem In the Aky parlor of the Custoemlesue. The Auditorial Commxttee met yesterday. present-Representatives Aldige and Leeds. The list of witnesses summoned for examine tion was J. B. Stockton, ex-deputy United States Marshal, Joseph Hernandee, W. F. Loan, Chas. Hill, ox.Audttor' examiner, J. 0. Cook, J. P. Harris, Louis J. Boaer, W. G. Lane, Geo. L. *Norton, J. B. G. Pitkin, Paul Dunbar (col.), Harry Smith (col.), Qeo. Casey, Custom-House engineer, - Kennedy and J. B. Davis. Those examined were Mature. Stookton, Loan, Harris and Hill, and the evidence, with that taken before, the committee deemed it ad. visable to repair immediately TO TYE .UeTOM-IIOUIE, which' they did, with the witness Harris, who is employed in the Custom-House as superintend. ant of the building or something of that sort. Arrived there, the committee waited upon Col lector King, and informed him that they were in possession of information that led them to be Uleve that four boxes that had been taken from the Auditor's ooie and traced to the oeoe of ex United States Marshal Pitkin had been by Deputy United States Marshal Stocktoen turned over to R Mr. Harris, and were now Si THE STORE-RooM in the third story of the building, and asked the Colleotor it they had his permission toe ee the boxes. Judge King gave them full permission, and with Mr. Harris accompanied the committee to the store-room in the third story, near the hatch way, where they found four boot and shoe boxes, which are supposed to be those in which the t Papers, etc., were taken from the State-House, and which were taken out through the rear en tranes of the State-House past the old bank building, and placed in a cab by ex-Metropolitane, d which then were driven, by circuitous route, m ear qf the Custom -House, and from there up into the offcoe of the United States (Pitkin). l.basquently they were taken to the third story store room, where Mr. Harris received TrE PRIVATE (?) PROPIETY -United States Marshal Pitkin, although Mr. did not give a receipt for them. The committee would have I-ked much to have opened the boxes and examine their contents, but the Collector thought, a they w ore marked in Pitktn's name, it would be better not to open them immediately, pledging that they should under no consideration be removed, nor should k they be tampered with. He then, in the presence of the committee, had them securely sealed, affixing .A OOVERNMENT SEAL, each box in turn being first Mserely fastened, after which Mr. Aldige, the chairman of the com ittoee, affixed his private eaal to each box and the committee returned to the State-House, and subsequently adjourned until to-day at 12 o'clock m. Two of the boxes found seemed to be fall, while a third was partially fall, and the fourth empty, showing that its contents had been removed. Theoommittee h posidive information as to the removal of these boxes, and even as to the manner in which they were packed, what their contents were and even to the details of their re rmoval how the pollee who were watching the tate-house, before Packard abdicated, were ixrITEr To A SUPPER, one fine (dark) night, and hew while they en joyed that supper In a certain place In Exchange Alley, and how, while they were of their beate gormandising thg Packard police.in blank number toted" the bores out of the Auditor's office and loaded them into a cab, nearly breaking that down and did in fact, break something; and they have further, on their records, testimony which has been given by various witnesses WICH IS DECIDEDLY OsOOKED, or which has that appearance, coneidering the preses state of affairs. It may be that the boxes now in the Custom House contain a few delinquent rolls and a few assessment rolls, nd it would be particularly :hsngular if the rolls should show some of Fulton's operation, in which event somebody will be made to "sing." It may be, too, that some of the books that are m one of the largest boxes will show that Kellogg DIDN'T STICK TO THE TRUTH, exactly when.he swore upon his honor as a man that he had never been interested in a bond, coupon or warrant. Dibble may. also figure in the papers found when the boxes are opened, and some of tbose oompromise tax suit settlements may be shown to the public. Collector King will, it is said, take legal advice as to the question of his right to deliver the boxes to the committee, but as he gave no receipt I for them as a federal offcial, and as they ABE ItOT GOVERNIENT PROPERTY, it is notsupposed that he will object to their be ing delivered to the State Auditor, who is the legal enstodlan. It is more than probable that to-day the Audi tor or his deputy will make affidavit that "from information received," he believes the boxes to contain property belonging to the State, when the 1 Collector will not, of course, object to the boxes being opened, examined and an inventory of the nts made by a notary pubho, when, should I committee's evidence be confirmed, the Col will doubtless order the dlilvery of the to the State Auditor. sy General Ogidn who is rusticating for o acrose the lake - WAS TELEOGRAPHED FOR eaet vening, and will arrive in the city this morn leg to advise uas to the course to be pursued by the committee bshould the United Statea officials to asurrender the property, or permit an tion, and pending that matter, the oom maitte will continue its investigation, the wit sses summoned for to-day being those whose asaY appsr above. MUNICIPAL MATTERS. The Assessment Rolls Ready-The City Workhouse. The assessment rolls are ready for examina tion by taxpayers and will be exposed to-day in the long room adjoining Administrator Beng storfe offioe at the City Hall. The rolls will re main open for the inspection of the public until the let of September. The recent decision of Judge Abell regarding the disposition of vagrants has brought up again the City Workhouse question and the expediency of endeavoring to establish it on firmer founda tions, so that it may be made self-sustaining. .Among some of the Admisistratore there seems to be no doubt that the institution, which now appears to be indispensable, can be made so, but under the present laws it will be found diffionlt. The great objecti n is the limit prescribed by law in certain cases for the imprisonment of vagrants and other offenders against the dignity of the State and the short time also for which they are too frequently committed to the Work house by the recorders. No refleottion, however, is intended against these magistrates who have to be guided by the gravity of the offenses. It is claimed that prisoners who are sent down for ten and twenty days are not profitable, but A DECIDED INCUBUS upon the institutimo, and the least period of con Igement to make their e rvicees available should, i the opinion of those who are experienced, be bom six weeks to two months. THE LUCKY NUMBER. The owner of the lucky number that drew the o1000 prize in the premium bond drawing on Mon day is still unknown. The bond was, it is true, entered in the name of a fellow-journalist, at the time of conversion, which led manyto believe thatbe mnustbe thelucky dog; but we are informed that it has since been sold and probably resold a dozen times or more. Ve might express our regret at his misfortune, but that we have been hardened by sad eie r ene, whish teaches us that it oxygen were als pened on the same plan ua are the premiums of our bonded system, newepaper men would find it difmolt to draw breath. THE OOOUNIL MxarEto. The objection to the aooeptanoe of the bids for supplying the city with a ifatboat of coal for the use of the Waterworks, came from Administra tor Brown, who thought that the lowest bid-89 cents per barrel-was too high, the city having purchased at 85 cents last year. There was no hurry about the matter, for he was informed that there was enough coal on hand to last for ninety dAdministrator Edwards wished to press the matter because by the time the supply on hand was xsausted the city might have to pay from 60 to 75 cents. THE DRAW-BIIDOGE gave rise to another short debate, on the resolu on that they should be transferred from the Department of Improvements to the Department of Commerce, In accordance with the opinion of the Oity Attorney. Mr. Moaaffrey opposed the transfer of the bridges from his department to that of Mr. Oavanac. He thought that the bridges over the navigation canals were the con tinuation of the streets, and therefore should be under his supervision- that the Council should not act according to the opinion of the City At torney, given from a technical consideration of the provisions of the city charter which were, at best, ambiguus. Mr. MoOaffrey alsoseemed in his remarks, to fear that the proposition might be intended FOR PARTISAN PUnPOSEe. At all events he could not see that any benefit would inure to the city by the change; if any economy to the city ould be effected by it, he would gladly receive the information. Mr. Cavanao replied THAT A HAYING of $650 per month could be effected. Mr. MoCa0fley said that he was ourious to know how so muhob could be economized on an expense of 6540 a month, which was the pay of the twelve bridge-keepers. Mr. Caanao, producing the pay rolls of Mr. Mcosffrey's department, asserted that they showed that there were thirteen bridge-keepers; twelve at 145 a month each, one at $62 and a sn perintendent of bridges at $110; that there were also three carpenters and six laborers on the rolls as connected with the bridges; the total pay of all these men amounting to $900 70. MB. M'CAFFREY EXPLAINED that the pay roll related to a period prior to the adoption of the contract system, and that the laborers and carpenters had since been dis charged, leaving only the bridge keepers and the superintendent, the salary of the latter having even been redunoed to $75 per monthb. Mr. Cavanae olesed the debate by saying that he would economize at lent the amount paid to the superintendent. At all events the law said that the bridges over the navigation canals should be UNDER HIS sUPERVISION; he would, therefore, insist on the adoption of the resolution. On the call of the roll there being a tie, Col. Denis, acting Mayor oast his vote In favor of the transfer, remarking at the same time that he could not do otherwise in the face of the city charter and the opinion of the City Attorney. The session continued to be Interesting, Ad ministrator MeOaffrey now rising and offering an ordinance (see Connedl proceeding.) providing for a directory for the conduot of the House of Rlefuge. Mr. Diamond objected to the introduction of the ordinance, aving that he understood it to be the rule of the City Council to reject anything that might be IN DIREmT ANTAGONISM with the provisions of the charter, and he refer red to section 9, article 5, which reads that the House of Refuge shall be under his supervision, as Administrator of Police. Administrator Cavanao took the floor and asked Administrator McCaffrey if there were any rea sons to believe that the House of Refuge was im properly conducted, and if there were any charges brought AGAINST THE MANAGEMENT. Mr. o0taffrey replied that if there were any he Wonld say so, when the ordinance came up for adoptlon. Mr. Oavanao repeated his questions, Mr. Mo Caffrey replying that he was simply introducing an ordinance at this time, whereupon the Coon oil adjourned. Surveyord'Remeoourt reports that a building at the corner of Esplanade and Peace streets is in a dilapidated condition and should be torn down. THE SICHOOL BOARD. The School Board met at 8 o'clock last night, Rev. Mr. Gutheim in the chair. The Chair stated that inasmuch as the execu. tive session of Monday had not been ended, it would be resumed. Mr. Bartley anggested that the transactions of that session were known outside, and he there. fore moved that the board dispense with exeou tive session. Carried. Mr. Capdevielle, of the Committee on Teachers, offered the following resolution : Resolved, That the competitive examination required by law for all teachers and applicants for teachers' positions shall take place in the month of September, commencing the 23d, and that the further consideration of the selection of teachers for the public schools of this city be postponed until the report of that examination shall have been submitted to the board by the committee of teachers. Carried. Mr. Capdevielle said that the 23d of September had been designated as the time on which the competitive examination of teachers was to be held, because some teachers had left the city un der the impression that no examination was to take place, and it was but just that time be given them to return. Dr. Beaman offered a resolution that the rules be suspended and that the school year do, not commence in June. The president asked whether the board would advise any rules for the competitive examination. Col. Collins moved that the committee of teachers, with the assistance of Superintendent Iogers, be appointed to establish such rules. Carried. Mr. Fergurson asked relative to the expendi ture of moneys for coal. He thought the 3000 barrels would not be sufficient, and if more was purchased it might be bought cheaper. Mr. Bartley said that in order that the school houses might be repaired and other expenses paid, it was necessary that the Finance Com mittee should furnish a budget. He thought nothing could be done unless the budget was made. CoL Collins wanted to know whether the budget was to contain all the minor items of ex pense. Mr. Bartley said if the Finance Committee stated that they ne ded all they could get to sup port the teachers, his committee would have to accept $1500 for email repairs. Mr. Fergusdb stated that some of the items had been reduced since the budget was made, and he asked that a division of the sum be made between other committees. Mr. Seaman moved that the subject be referred to the proper committee. Carries. Mr. Bartley moved that the Finance Commit tee furnish a budget, showing what sum each committee would have. Mr. Seaman replied that thi law required a financial report on the 30th October. The meeting then adjourned. Fire. Aoout half-past 3 o'clock Tuesday morning a fire, supposed to have been the work of an in oendiary, broke out in a double tenement one story frame house on Tohoupitoulas street, be tween Toledano and Louisiana Avenue. One portion of the building was occnpied by Mr. Rodges and the other was empty. The budiding was damaged to the extent of $40. A Thief Arrested. On the night of April 20, a thief by the name of Florence Westly broke into the reeidence of Mr. Stears at the corner of St. Charles and Soniat streets. Last evening Officer Wourd arrested Westley and lodged him in the Seventh Station. We are under obligations to Staub for the latest magaznes and papers, Harper's Monthly for August, Harper's Bazar, and all the leading i Northern and Western journals; in fact, all the newes fashions, et.. 1 SPORTING. STHUE LILIENTH L CUP AND THE DNIA MOND BADGE. r Are to be "Shot" for To-day by the Rifle e and Gun Clubs. The membere cf the Crescent City BRifle Club will enter the lists again at their park to-day 0 FOR THE LILIENTRAL oUP, 4 the long range shooting to begin at 2 p. m. sharp, I and epect to see quite a number of their friends Sthese. The champion rifle team of the world will d be on hand with their mile rifle lead llingers and, n the weather permitting, they may make even a better soore than they have made in their "team" practice. After the long-range shooting is completed the t members of f THE NEW ORLEANS GUN CLUB B will show their skill on the same grounds at glase ball shooting for the diamond badge, which has been held by several different members of the club. ARREST OF MORTIMER CARD. A Member of the Firm of Carr & Laun. Tuesday morning Aid Peoora and Speclal Hen nessey succeeded in arresting Mortimer Oarr, of t the firm of Carr & Laun, for forgery and obtain ing money under false pretenses. It will doubtless be remembered that some months ago Mr. Laun, of this firm, suddenly dis appeared, and it was said that he had taken with him a large amount of money. It was then thought that Mr. Carr had nothing to do with the affair, and this being the case, a DEMOCRAT reporter interviewed him, and gleaned from him the following particulars: The firm of Carr & Lann was started in Sep tember last. Branch houses were started in Mo bile, and Havre in France. The firm prospered and their prospects for the future were bright. Last week irregularities were discovered Inthe transections, or rather business proceedings of the Mobile branch1 and on Saturday last, Mr. Carr stated, he visited Mobile to examine the books. He informed Lane, on Saturday morn. ing, that he was going, and he saw Laun at 12 m. that day for the last time. SNothing particular was discovered in the books at Mobile. Examination disclosed irregularities in the mode of keeping them, but no informalities of any serious nature in the mode of conducting the business of the branch honuse. These informalities and irregularties were cor rected and Mr. Carr returned to the city. The unexplained absence of Laun from the office excited suspicion, and an examination of the books of the house of this city gone into. The books of the Mobile branch were sent for, and on comparing them it was found the cotton shipped from Mobile had been invoiced twice, in that city and in this, and exchange sold by Laun on both, as Mr. Carr expressed it. Cotton was shipped in Mobile and drawn against and exchanged, sold and delivered with genuine bill of lading attached. The invoice was then sent to New Orleans, and was agan invoiced and exchanged for the same cotton sold here. Bills of lading were purchased by a well-known firm and a prominent bank, and they will lose heavily by the transaction, as the capital of the firm, as shown by the books, was only $75,000 cash, with their insignificant assets. These peculiar transactions, Mr. Carr stated, have been going on from the 19th of January to the 11th of February, and the amount involved foots up over $200,00o. The exohange sold in this city on the forged bill of lading was purchased by a well known firm and a prominent bank, and they will loose heavily by the transaction, as the capital of the firm as shown by the books was only $75,000. At the time Mr. Carr made this statement it was thought that he had nothing to do with the robbery, but time has proved that he had, and hence his arrest yesterday morning. The following is the aflidavit on which Mr. OCarr was arrested, the same having been sworn out by Mr. Ovid D. Andry, chief clerk of the firm of teligman, Hellman & Co.: The affidavit sets forth that on the ninth day of February, 1877, one Mortimer Carr, of the firm of Carr & Lann, divising and intending to cheat and defraud the commercial firm of Selig man, Hellman & Co.. composed of Joseph Selig. man, of Ne:: York, William Seligman. of 1 New York, and Thedun Hillman, of New 1 Orleans, said firm being domiciled in the city of New Orleans, of its goods, chattels, moneys and property, unlawfully, knowingly, and 3 desiguately did, then and there, falsely pretend I to Theodore Bellman, a member of said firm, that two certain paper writings, which he, the said Carr, then and there produced, to the said Theodore Hellman, and which purported to be two sets of bills of lading, executed at Mobile, Ala., one set on the fith day of February, 1877, by one A. Rederson, ~. captain of a certain bark called the Flora; said set of bills of lading pre tended to certify that two hundred and fifty bales of cotton had been placed on board of said bark Flora, and the other set of bills of lading, executed on the 8d day of February, 1877, by one A. Fredricheen, as captain of a cer tain bark called the Rumeberg, said set of bills of lading pretended to certify that 500 bales of cot- r ton had been placed on board of said bark Rume- I berg, all of which cotton was pretended to be f shipped by and for account of the firm of Carr & Laun, of New Orleans, and which he, the said Mor timer Carr, pretended were good and genuine ic bills of lading Issued by the said A. Peterson as s captain of the said bark Flora, and A. Frederich. t sen asjcaotain of the bark Bumeberg, and worth $36,810 47, whereas in truth and in fact the said two were not good and genuine, were not d executed and issued by said A. Peterson E as captain of said bark Flora, or Fredericksen as captain of said bark RBmeberg, and not worth b anything whatever, which he, the said Mortimer Oar, then and there well knew, and by means of which said false pretense he, the said Mor- ' timer Carr, did there and then unlawfully knowingly and designedly obtain from said firm of Beigman & Hellman the sum of $36.810 47 legal currency, said amount being advanced to P said Mortimer Carr upon the credit of the ge nuineness of said bills of lading, as aforesaid, a and the said sam being then and there the property of the said firm of 8eligman, HBellman & Co., and to the general damage of said firm, contrary to the statutes of the 8tate of Louisiana in such cases made and f provided, and therefore charge said Mortimer Carr with obtaining money under false pre tences. o MATTHEWS RISE UP. And Explain as to the $10,796 J. W. Armstrong & Co. Vouchers. Heretofore, in connection with the Auditorial investigation, the DEMOORAT has referred to the testimony taken in 1875 by the "Herwig" com mittee to examine the acconuts of the Auditor and 'reasurer. In that the item of the $10,796 75 J. W. Armstrong t Co. warrants were referred to, and James S. Matthews' name was mentioned several times. In his testimony before the Her wig committee he testified that he was chairman of the HOUSE CONTINGFNT EXPENSE Committee in 1872-3, and declared that his re cords were well kept, and said he turned them over to the Secretary of State or the Clerk (Vi gere) of the House. Vigers was examined and said that such was not the fact, and Deslonde made the same state ment; Vigers said also that Matthews had the records in his own possession, whereupon the committee brought Matthews up again and ques. tioned him as to THOSE ARMSTRONG VOUCHERS, and when pushed he finally acknowledged that he had destroyed his vouchers, which left no clue, as was then thought, as to the identity of those who presented the vouchers. Although some of the testimony was published at the time the last statement or confession of Matthews was not included, and since the pres ent committee have been in session that testi mony has been furnished them and will be used in connection with the pr sent investigation. In his testimony, given in 1875, Vigers said " David Young was chairman of the committee (House contingent) in 1874. The legislative committee to examine his books of that year de manded them of him, and he replied that the books had been BURNED AND DESTROYED AT VIDALIA, LA.' Of course, the present committee wi I inquire into the "J. W. Armstrong" and the "Sanford" warrant matters, and in that connection, it will be in order for Mr. Matthews and others to rise and explain as to who the actual beneficaries of those trifling (?1) issues were. REOPENING OF HOSTILITIES. The Private Market War Not Ended Yet. Bernard Barthe, it seems, does not care to bury the tomahawk that was so industriously used in the private market war that was waged with so much fory here about a year ago. He filed ye. terday la the Bixth District Court a petition against Martin Lannes and Jean Olaverie, alleg ing that the two named individuals are in his debt some $10,000, which they refuse to pay over. These ten thousand dollars are damages whioh Barthe claims.he sustained in the follow ing manner: During the year 1876 Lannes & Claverie instituted suit against Barthe in the now defanct lluperior Distriot Court, whioh was the opening of the market hostilities. In this suit Barthe claims that his opponents alleged that he (Barthe) had caused damage in the sum of $6000 by selling fresh meat, fish and other comestibles in what is now known ss a private market, and that as an out-and-out butcher in the Magazine Market this hurt him about $8000. Barthe claims that he, under process in the above suit, was illegally imprisoned in the Parish Prison several times, and his business damaged in the amount be now claims. This looks something like Nemesis, and Barthe hopes for at least partial revenge. ARMY OF TENNES.EE. The members of the association of the Army of Tennessee met lhst evening, at the Mechanics' Institute, Gen. Beauregard in the chair, a large attendance being present. The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted. The report of the Finance Committee showed a large surplus on hand. When the report of the Committee on Member ship was read, it showed about two hundred ao oepted names, besides a large number the com mittee had not yet acted on. The Executive Committee, of which Col. Lin gan is the chairman, reported the adoption of a badge and engraved certificate of membership. The badge is a blue cross on a red feld, like the old Confederate battle flag, of circular shape, surrounded by a wreath of laurel and oak. In the centre of the cross is a pelican feeding its young, and the letters " La. Div. A. T." The engraved certificate represents the charge in the battle of Shiloh, when Albert Sidney John ston was killed, at a time when the regiments passed that fallen hero after he had been taken from his charger. The picture is supported by the entwined flags of the Confederacy and Louisiana, with cannon and muskets below. Vignettes of Albert Sidney Johnston and Bishop Gen.fPolk adorn the ex treme right and left, and between these are the vignettes of Bragg, Beauregard Joe Johnston and Hood. Just to the right of the signatures Is a neatly executed design of the heavenward flight of the warriors' folded banner. The report of the committee further shows the necessity for the efilcient organization of the be nevolent and historical branches of the associa tion and reported progress in the matter of ob taiining grounds for the erection of a tomb and monument and for the burial of the indigent dead of the asooatin and encourages the hope that the association will soon take rank with the fore most of the other benevolent associations of New Orleans, the accumulation of historical data from many sources are indicated and the revision of the constitution is also urged. The report was unanimously ad1pted, and committees were appointed in accordance with the suggestions therein. Leave of absence was granted Gen. Beaure gard. at his personal request, until October, and the meeting adjourned to meet again in two weeks, same hour and place. STATH LEVEE WORK. The Board of Engineers About to Make the survey. The State BoArd of Engineers will begin in a few days their examination of the levees along the Mississippi and located in this State, this be in lg the first survey the State board has made or rwill make. Major Harrod left on Monday and Col. Hardee follows to-day, Major Richardson joining them at Vicksburg, from whence they go I to THE ARKANSAS LINE and make their way down leisurely in a small schooner In making this snrvey the Board of Engineers expect to occupy about one month, after which they will meet, prepare their data and be ready to let out contraots for the different levees. TIHE FRUIT FAIR. This evening, at 5 o'clock, the fruit fair of the Fruit Growers' Association will oven at St. Pat rick's Hall, on Camp street. Notwithstanding the meagre sum appropriated to the association for the purpose of holding this fair, in which everybody should take an interest, the members of the association have, with commendable zeal and energy, organized an affair that will ba at tractive and inktructive. At 8 o'clock p. m. an opening address will be delivered by the Rev. H. M. Thompson, D. D. Admission to the hball will be free to everybody wishing to attend, and no charge of any kind will be made for exhibiting articles. To enhance the attraction the managers have secured the ser vices of a fine band to discourse sweet music from 7'. to 10 every evening. Our lady friends are especially invited to grace the exhibition with their fair presence, and the publio generally are solicited to contribute flow ers, plants, fruits and agricultural products of any kind. There will be room for all in the vast hall. Yacht Regatta. A yacht regatta is announced to take place at the New Lake End, on the 26th. The race, which will be run under the rules of the Cres cent City Yacht Club, is under the management of gentlemen thoroughly conversant with yacht racing, and who have determined to make the affair a success. In a day or two we may be eft abled to mention the entries for the race and the principal features connected with it. Police Board. The Police Board met last night in the Central Station. Officer Geo. Bertz, for leaving his beat to take a drink of water, five days' pay. Patrolman N. Gorman, sitting down on his beat, five days' pay. Patrolman Louis Smith, for being an accessory to the robbery of $3200, was dismisesed the force. Great Unknown Social Club. At a meeting of the Boston Social Club, held Monday evening, this club changed its name to the "Great Unknown," and elected the following officers: Gus. Boze, president; Chas. Usher, vice president; E. Jonas, treasurer; A. Peterson, financial secretary; M. Hinman, recording score tary; W. Hayes, sergeant-at-arms. A Coal Oil Lamp Explosion. About half-past 11 o'clock Monday night a young lady named Eliza Boutcher, residing on St. Peter street, accidentally upset a coal oil lamp, which exploded. Some of the burning fluid fell on her feet and slightly burnt them. A "Land-Office" Adjournment. The committee on Land-Office matters met on Tuesday morning. Present, Senator Robertson and Representative Peralta-no quorum. After waiting until 11:30 a. m. without being able to "ra:ee" the quoram, the committee adjourned until ti.e first Monday in November next. Personal. Adjutant General Patton left the city on Ion day evening f.r a ten days' visit to the country, ) MORE IN TIIE TOILS. AN jitINTERNAL RBVENIUE COLLEC" TOR (CORES TO GRIEF. Another Wanted--How No. 2 "FIgured" for Kellogg and Tom Anderson. Bartholomew T. Beauregard, lately in charge of the Internal Revenue office (prior to the con solidation) in the Second District, and located at Baton Rouge, arrived here yesterday in charge of a United States deputy marshal, he being charged with pmbezzling $5500 in funds belong ing to the Unite] States. The warrant upon which he was arrested sets forth that Beauregard did, "on the twenty-eighth day of October, 1875, as a duly and lawfully APPOINTED AND OOMMISSIONED United States collector of internal revenue for the second collection district of Louisiana, have in his possession $5561 58, moneys of the United States, which he, the said Beauregard, unlaw fully failed an neglected to deposit, as by section 8210 of the Revised Statutes of the United States he was required to do, but on the contrary he, the said Beauregard, did convert to his own use and cmb' zzle the said moneys, as aforesaid, be longing to the United States, in violation of sec tion 5402 of the ievised Statutes, etc." A judgment for the amount has already been sues for, but it cannot be recovered from Beau regard, and it tis more that probable that the government will bring suit against the securities. It is proposed also to take action against Oscar Rice, ANOTHIER I)IF A LITIN(i REVENUE (OLLECrOR who skipped away from here to Canada imme diately after the St. Charles (Republican) Thea tre Oonvention, and not being able to touch him suit will then be brought against his sureties for the $12,000 that Rice hopped off with. Rice, it is said, "loaned" $4000 of the money to Kellogg to buy votes in the convention for Pack ard, and it is a pretty well established fact that Packard got forty votes on the strength of that money. The singular part of that proceeding,. however, is that Tom Anderson was a candidate BEFOORE THE SAMS cONVENTION for gubernatorial honors, and while Rice fur nished the money to defeat him, Anderson will now have an opportunily of making his propor tion of that amount good, as he is on Rice's bond to the tune of $10,000, and yet Anderson still cleaves unto his friend Kellogg. Drevltles. The school furniture, desks, seats, etc., which has been stored in the basement or the State House for the last two years was removed on Tuesday morning, having been taken possession of by the city 8c hool Board. The Nichells Base Ball Club defeated the Cres cent City Base Ball Club on Sunday. July 15, on Delachaise grounds by a score of 12 to 13. There is said to be splendid striped bass fish ing In the early moro, from the pier head of the West End Pavilion. The New Orleans Sanitary and Fertilizer Com pany has sold out its apparatus to the LouisIana banitary and Exoavating Company. The vote on the transfer of the Navigation Ca nal bridges from the control of the Devartment of Improvemekts to the Department of Commerce being taken in the Council yesterday there was a tie, which caused a Celtic spectator, believing that the proposition was lost, to exclaim gleeful ly "Whlsht I Macaffrey's got it " "Och I to h-1 wid yez; don't ye hear B-r-radley !" was the reply that came from another as Gol. Denis gave the casting vote in favor of the resolution. The bond for the libeled cotton lately damaged on board the burned ship Gov. Morton was ar ranged yesterday afternoon in the Marshal's office. Marshal Wharton will leave to-morrow for Cal casieu parish and the seatof the log war. The Lee Monumental Association has resolved to advertise for designs for the Lee Monument, the cost of the monument not to exceed $80,000. The designs will be received until the let of Oo tober next. Short Items. Ferguson Black, a shoemaker was lodged in the Eighth Station, charged by W. Jenkins with breach of trust and embezzlement. John Palodon is in the Fifth for the larceny of $16. Augustine Mernie, by virtue of a warrant, was locked up in the Fifth Station on a charge of breach of trust and embezzlement. John Smith broke into James Brannaan's house with the intention of committing a rob bery, so he was lodged in the Sixth to answer. George Payne was locked up in the Sixth Sta tion, charged with committing an indecent as sault upon a little girl named Bridget McGrath, aged seven years. Sam Carreby was trotted into the Fourth Sta tion on a charge of larceny. Adah Vales was booked in the Third Station for the larceny of a $5 bill. Last evening, as the Babcock fire engine of the Second Distriet was going to a suppoeed fire, the axle broke and Mr. Charles Peep, who was on the step of the engine, was thrown to the ground and slightly injured about the ankle. Yesterday at eleven o'clork, Henry Smith, a carpenter, while at work on a shed at the corner of Terpsishore and Prytania streets, accidentally fell to the ground a distance of thirteen feet, and was ser.ously injured about the head. Pipes, Peelers and Lager Beer. NEW ORLEANS, July 17, 1877. Chief of Police Boylan: Sir-Some of your men may be seen daily in broad daylight, and when on duty, smoking their pipes and cigars on the streets, and loafing in and about lager beer and coffee-houses, all of which is highly improper, unpolicemanhlke, and conjures up, besides, unpleasant reminiscences of the late Pretorian guard of Warmoth and Kellogg. It is to be hoped, then, that the above mentioned practices will be suppressed as soon as de nounced, and that the force under yourcommand will ever be distinguished by its efficiency, dis cipline and becoming attitude, either off or on duty. I remain yours, PERAMBULATOR. Railroad Personals. DEPARTURES BY THE MOBILE ROAD. J. W. Tilton and family. J. M. Parker and fami ly, Miss Harding, J. W. Vandergriff and family, and T. J. MoMillan and family, for the Virginia Springs; Capt. Chas. E. Fenner and family, for .Old Point Comfort; Mrs. Griswold and family, and Judge Aroni, for New York; E. Innerarity, for the Waukesha Springs, Wis.; 8. E. Rendel and M. J. Smith, Jr., for the East; D. W. Pipes and S. J. Norwood, for St. Paul, Minn. BY THE GREAT JACKSON ROUTE. The departures last night by the Great Jackson route were E. DeBlano, Chas. E. Lea and family for New York. For New York via Niagara Falls and the water ing places of the West and Canadas-C. Clinton and family, J. B. Camors, Mrs A. Fairweather and dauguter. E. Scannell, J. O. Scannell, Miss Mary Scannell, M. Frank, Eugene Smith and others. For Cincinnati-F.A. Eckard; E. E. Sayles left for Chicago. J. L. Mitchell for a trip to the far West, and for St. Louis and the East we notice the names of Capt. M. B. Muncy and family, O. E. Crozat, N. S. Renau·, J. H. Heoshaw, John H. Emith, F. J. Odendahl and Mrs. V. Hill. THE COURTS. Third District Court. In this court yesterday there was flled a peti tion for a writ of mandamus agaiost Allen Jumel, to compel him to issue a warrant to John Math ers, Jr. It appears that a warrant for the sum of eleven hnndrrd and sixty dollars, nombfred 159of the series of 1876, dated January 20, 1877, was issued, made payable as due by the State, and signed by Geo. B. Johnson. The warrant is rayable to Milton Jones, treasurer of the School Board of Pointe Coupee parish, and to Oscar Jef frion, who was a Hayes elector. A rule was granted. Sixth District Court. Union Baptist school and church have filed a petition against B. F. Carter and others, praying for an injunction to restrain defendants from interfering in any manner with the petitioners in the possession of the property known as the Uoion Baptist Church, situated in the Second District, on Orleans street. The writ was granted. If. with some other gentleman, Your lady-love should e'er elope, Take heart; you may coax her back By bribes of "Kitchen Crystal Soap." TILDEN MAY YET 3E PRESIDENT. [Cincinnati Enquirer.] Though unlikely it is yet possible that Mr. Tilden may be seated in the White House as President by consent of the House of Representatives, the Senate of the United states and the Supreme Court of the United States. The leaders of the Senate, the Blaines, the Mortone, the Conklings; the lead ers of the House, the Butlers, etc.; even now the Supreme Court of the United States, with later judg ment, would rather see Tilden in the White House, from whom they could hope nothing, than to see Hayes in the Presidency, from whom they hope for something in vain. These men gave Hayes the Presidency; he gives thenm nothing. Tilden owes them nothing; Hayes owes them everything. So faras public service is concerned, in the eyes of these gentlemen and of their party, Hayes' only merit consists in his having done what they didn't want to do. A DEATH FROM STAGE FRIGHT. (Celia Logan in N. Y. Dispatch.] I never knew of but one death occur ring from "stage fright." During my father s management in Cincinnati, a stage struck youth teased him terribly to give him an opening. The company being full my father could find no speaking part for him, but at last he consented that he should appear as a "supe" the very first oppor tunity that offered. "The Carpenter of Itouen" was then a strong drawing melodrama, and somebody came along and stirred in it. J. A. J. Neatfi was cast for the lead ing juvenile part of "Antoine." In the second scene of the second act a man is discovered in a coffin, supposed to be dead. That silent character my father assigned to the aspiring supe, who was greatly agitated over accomplishing the ambition of his life-that cf making his debut. The scene represents the interior of a carpenters' shop, and Antoine is dis covered working. Mr. Neafie, a car penter by trade, got immense applause by planing some boards and expedi tiously putting them together in a rude coffin, a feat far in advance of Joe Mur phy's shoeing a horse in "Kerry Gow." Antoine goes to take up a board and discovers a man-dead-with blood upon him. Foul play has been done, and Antoine is wonder ing what he shall do under such suspicious circumstances, when a band of men enter and surprise him. He is accused of murder, but it transpires later in the scene that it has only been a plot to test Antoine's cour age and faithfulness. He then goes to raise the murdered man, who, accord ing to the business of the play should get up, but when Neafie went to him he did not move. He shook him. Still he was motionless. He was struck with a sudden fear, and exclaiming "Good God, the man is dead! " called for the curtain to drop. The young aspirant for theatrical honors was troubled with heart disease, and the sudden shock of appearing in public, although he had not a word to say, had killed him. THE COCHKOACI UTSLIZED. In Russia the common cockroach is a favorite popular remedy for dropsy. Dr. P. Bogomolow, of St. Petersburg,, has lately examined the effects in nine cases of Bright's disease, heart disease, and other affections accompanied with severe dropsy, and in all the result was the same. 'There was an increase in the secretion of the urine and perspiration, with rapid disappearance of cedema, and almost complete disappearance from the urine of albumen and renal derivatives. The dose was from five to ten grains of powdered cockroaches in twenty-four hours, but they were also administered as a tincture and as an infusion. These insects do not, like cantharides, says the Boston Journal of Chemistry pro duce an irritant action on the kidneys. Dr. Bogomolow has succeeded in ex tracting from them a crystalline body which he calls antihydropin, and which is their active principle. East ARainst West. [N. Y. Tribune.] What is the need of an inflation ticket in Iowa? The Republican plat form not only favors inflation, but is a regular junk-shop for all kinds of ab surdities and inconsistencies. There is a plank in it for every party in Christen dom. The Democrats of the State pro pose to adopt an original platform. They say they will indorse the Presi dent's Southern policy and commend his civil service order. This will make the jumble of parties complete. The police jury of Bossier parish met on Monday last, pursuant to adjourn ment, when Messrs. Phillips, Lyles, Prather, Brownlee and Bush, appointees of Gov. Nicholls, took their seats as members. A motion to reorganize was lost by a tie vote-the new members voting yea and the old nay, it being pre viously held that the old president had no vote save as a member. This reso lution gave rise to considerable discus sion, in which outsiders, by request and permission, freely participated. The five new members and their friends con tended that the law under which the new members held contemplated a re organization: that this was the spirit, if not the direct letter of the law, and that police juries throughout the State had acted in accordance with this inter pretation, and held new elections for officers. But each successive vote upon the question resulted as did the first. Monday and a part of Tuesday was ex hausted in fruitless efforts to effect a compromise, when the body adjourned sine die. On last Tuesday night, the 10th inst., avery determined effort was made to burn the flourishing little town of St. Mary or New Road, Pointe Coupee. The town was set on fire at both ends about the same time, between eleven and twelve o'clock at night, one fire being at the vacant store on the proper ty of Messrs. Mars, and the other at Mr. J. J. Buzzetti's bar-room. Both fires were started with coal oil, empty bottles which had contained the fluid being found near each place. Both fires were discovered about the same time, before any serious damage was done, the alarm at one end of the town being given by a daughter of Mr. H. Didier, and at the other by Clement Samson. The church bell was rung, and the neighbors rushed to the rescue and soon extinguished the flanes. Both buildings were fired from the outside, from a corner fronting on the main road. As yet no definite suspicion at taches to any one, but the occurrence is being thoroughly investigated. Should the perpetrators be found, a convenient limb and short rope should be their fate. A little colored girl blown from a bridge at Milledgeville, Ga., descended sixty feet in perfect safety, her parasol acting as a parachute.