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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAAT.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. VOL. II---NO. 227. NEW ORLEA S, SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. DOMESTIC NEWS. COMING HOME. Two Wanderers from this City on Their Way Back Here. (8pecial to the Democrat.] ~ AN FRANCIsCO, Aug. 4.--Among the pas sengers leaving here on the eastward over land train yesterday morning, were Lewis It. Laun, of the firm of Laun, Carr & Co., of New Orleans, and Edward Fulton, defaulting tax collector, of New Orleans. Laun in his flight went to Texas, thence to Chicago, Balti more, England, Brazil and China; thence to this city. lie had no money of consequence with him when arrested. He states that he perpetrated forgeries to help the firm out of difficulties occasioned by a fall in the price of cotton. Detective Minor, of Now Orleans, has charge of the prisoners. A Foreclosure on the Chicago antl Iowa Railroad. I-8ecial to the Democrat.l CHICAoo, Aug. 4.--A decree of foreclosure has been asked for by the trustees of the Chi cago and Iowa Railroad Company. Winm. H. Holcombe, treasurer, has heen appointed re ceiver. The Saratoga Races. [Special to the Democrat.] SARATOGA, Aug. 4.-Jn the mile dash, Rha damanthus, the favomite, got the third place. Virginius, the horse which sold lowest in the pools, was first, andlBombast second. Time 1:42%. The race for maiden two-year-olds, five fur longs, was won by Pique. The two and a quarter mile race was won by Whisper, Tom Ochiltree second, Athleen third. Time-4:02. The mile and a half dash was won by Luci fer in 2:46. Den DeBar Dangerously Ill. [Special to the Democrat.] ST. LOUIs, Aug. 4.-Ben DeBar, manager and proprietor of DeBar's Opera House, in this city, has arrived home, suffering from a paralytic stroke with which he was attacked in New York about a week ago. His physician pronomnces his case very serious, if not a a hopeless one. The Tracks Guarded by Troops at Wilkes barre. [Special to the Democrat.] WrLKKEsRBARE, Aug. 4.-All except night trains are running on the Valley road. A division of troops are guarding twenty miles of the road for the Leheigh and Susquehanna Company. Their trains will not be run for several days. CAPITAL NEWS. bherman's Views on the Indian War. [Special to the Democrat.] WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.-Gen. Sherman writes to the Secretary of War as follows: "With a new post at Fork Ridge and Little Horn, and that at the mouth of Tongue river occupied by strong garrisons, the Sioux Indians can never regain that country, but will be forced to remain at their agencies or take refuge in the British possessions. The country west of the now post is a good country, and will rapidly fill up with emigrants who will, in the next ten years, build up a community as strong and as capable of self-defense as Colorado." Pittsburg Wants a Permanent United states Garrison. [Special to the Democrat.] WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.-The Committee of Public Safety at Pittsburg has written to the Secretary of War thanking him for his action during the trouble, and asking that a perma nent garrison, as large as the condition of the army will admit, be stationed at Allegheny Arsenal. No Copies of Recommendations Given. WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.-The Attorney Gen eral decides that no copies of recommenda tions for office shall be given from the depart ments. The question arose from an applica tion by the San Francisco Chronile for docu ments of this character, by which it hoped to justify an article which Senator Sargeant, of California, claimed to be libelous. "Justice Humphreys Making an Ass of Himself." WASHINGTON Aug. 3.-There Is great scan dal over the aftairs of Detectives Cunning ham and Bell. It appears Cunningham was sentenced to the Mississippi Penitentiary for a long term upon evidence given by Bell. Cunningham had Bell arrested on some papers from Texas. Judge Wylie issued the papers for Bell's arrest. Bell was before Judge Humphreys on ha beas corpus and was discharged on suspicion that the requisition was bogus. The Reb lican captions its city item on the subject, "Disgracing the Ermine," "Justice um phreys making an ass of himself" "His remarkable conduct ata hearing," "Laughing lawyers, surprised prisoners and astomshed officers witness his shameful conduct." - .--- ~-- WAR NOTES. The Runslans at a Standstill in the Do. brudseha, [Special to the Democrat.] LONDON, Aug. 4.-Varna advices up to the 2d inst. state that the operations of the Rus sians in the Dobrudscha have come to a per fect standstill. One of their colums stands on the high road from Medjidje to Silistria, while the second and main column has again retired to Medjidje. The Egyptian Contingent. [Special to the Democrat.] LONDONs, Aug. 4.-A Bucharest correspond ent says that the Egyptian troops are re ported to have advanced tb Biemrede, be tween Bazardjik and Medjidje, and to be threatening Gen. Zimmerman's corps. This movement is meant to protect Mehemet All, who is near Rasgrad. Engllsh Troops for the Mediterranean. [Special to the D~mocrat] LONDON, Aug. 4.--A telegram has been re ceived at Portsmouth, from the Admiralty, ordering two troop ships to be ready to em bark 3000 additional troops for the Mediter ranean, if required, by Saturday. The Russians in the Balkans Fortified. [Special to the Democrat.] LONDON, Aug. 4.-The Times Bucharest correspondent, reviewing the situation, says he thinks the panic in Roumania is groundless, and that the Plevna defeat will certainly be retrieved. Discussing the Russian chances of holding a position in the Balkans if obliged to retire to them, a correspondent who recently passed through the Schipka Pass telographs that it is strongly occupied and fortified al ready. Within it are many trains of pro visions and forage. Prince Mirsky and Gen. (lourko might hold it for a fortnight on full rations, or longer on short rations. The Turks Evacuate Caucasla. Ilpeeial to the Demnerat.] LONDoN, Aug4.-A dispatch from Sakumn Kaleh, August 2, says that the Turkish frigate Manmandich bombarded the Russian bat tories at Tchamtehira on the 30th ult.,sllencing every Russian gun. The Manmandich was considerably damaged and several of her crew killed and wounded. Near Tchamtchira were 6000 Turks in a critical position, owing to the advance of the Russian army. Hobart Pasha embarked the entire force safely on the 1dt inst. under cover of the guns of his fleet. This completes the withdrawal of theTurkish military expedition to Caucasia. Hobart Pasha has command of the entire Black Sea forces, consisting of twenty men of-war and transports. The English Channel Fleet Ordered to Spain. [8peolal to the Democrat.l LONr)ON, Aug. 4.-The News states that the Channel squadron has been ordered south to Vigo, but whether it will proceed further, to Gibraltar and other Mediterranean seas, or re turn home alter the cruise, will depend upon instructions which await its arrival in Spain. The Obstructlonlits In the HIouse of Corn umons Defeated [Special to the Demoerat.l LONDON, Aug. 4.-in the House of Corn mons, this evening, the South African bill was read a' third time. Obstruction to it seems to be stamped out. The Prttl Divorce Suit. ISpecial to the Democrat.] PARIS, Aug. 4.-The Adelina Patti suit has been decided. Both the lady and husband filed applications for a judicial separation. Mme. Patti's application was refused and her husband's granted. The sentence states that Mme. Patti does not even offer to bring for ward any proofs of the facts she alleges. On the other hand, that documents placed before the tribunal, particularly the correspondence addressed to Mme. Patti by a third person, show that her conduct did the gravest injury to her husband. The court therefore pro nounces against her petition for a separation of body and goods, and condemns her to pay costs. As divorce is unrecognized by French law neither party can marry again. THE BATTLE OF PLEYNA. The Terrible Disasters of the Russian Defeat. LONDON, Aug. 4.-The Daily N'oe.' corre spondent with Prince Schachowsky's force, telegraphing from Simnitza August 1, gives an account of the retreat. He says the road from Parrden to Bulgarieni was cumbered with broken and retreating troops, wholly destitute of order. Officers without soldiers, soldiers without officers, all without cohesion and mostly without arms. At the narrow bridge near Bulgarieni, there was wild confusion and a complete block; tumbrils, ambulances, wagons, provision wagons, officers' caleches, led horses and carts filled with wounded-all were jammed in indiscribable chaos. There had been wounded all along the road, but the bulk of the wounded begun a lit tle way beyond Bulgareni and extended in unbroken line for seven miles along the road to Sistova; they mere mostly carried in ox carts, severer cases in ambulances, and large numbers tramped on foot; immense numbers of wounded had tramped the whole way from the battle-field and were already entering Sis tova at 6 o'clock yesterday morning. They must have walked forty miles in twenty-four hours, wounded as they were. Nearly all of these wounded, however, consisted of men who had somehow managed to walk out of battle. The bad cases were mostly left where they fell. Staff officers, with whose estimate I am inclined to agree, think the whole force lost between 6000 and 7000 men in killed and wounded. A brigade of the Thirty-second Division has suffered most heavily; besides a terrible loss of men, it sacrificed the imperial banner of one of its regiments. The whole of the Thirtieth Division has been smitten very sorely. All of the three brigades of Prince Schachowsky's command are for a time in a state of disorganization. The Advance of the Bashi-Bazouks. LONDON, August 4.-The Standard's Biela dispatch says: The Bashi-Bazouks have ap peared near Sistova. They are thought, however, to be a mere detachment, not in dicating the presence of any Turkish forces. Russlan Reserves to the Front. LONDON, August 4.-The Standard's St. Petersburg dispatch says: In addition to the reserves which since the commencement of the war, have been continually sent south ward the whole Imperial Guard has been or dered to prepare to proceed to Bulgaria. The first detachment will depart in a few days. The Russians Beyond the Balkans. LONDON, Aug. 4.-Kassanift is to be aban doned. Gen. Gourko is to be recalled and Gen. Mirsky to be summoned hither from Gabrova. Everything on the other side of the Balkans will, in fact, be relinquished, except the actual pass. Another Egyptian Contingent. LONDON, Aug. 4.-A News dispatch from Alexandria says: It is reported and generally believed that 6000 more Egyptian troops are going to Constantinople. Reinforcements for the Turkish Army. LONDON, Aug. 4.-The Vienna correspond ent of the Times hears from Constantinople that reinforcements are daily arriving and being immediately dispatched to Adrianople. Sudden Illness of Redif Pasha. LONDON, Aug. 4.-The Standard's Constan tinople dispatch reports that Redif Pasha has been suddenly taken ill, and his physician thinks he will not live a week. The sudden ness of his illness caused various rumors. The English Cabinet, LONDON, Aug. 4.-The Standard publishes the following in official form: Sir Michael Hicks Beach will, we understand become First Lord of the Admiralty; Hon. SIr. Plun kett, the present Solicitor General for Ireland, will succeed Sir Michael as Chief Secretary for Ireland. J. B. Walker, D. D. ., 18. Delord street, END OF THIE STRIKE. THE OUTBREAK OF THE INTERNA TIONALISSr A BIG BLUFF OF TRAMPS, THIEVES, ETC. The Colorado NarrowLGauwe-IRaces of the nt. IAouil Jockey Club The Home Guard. [Special Correspondence of the Democrat.] ST. Louis, August 2, 1H77. The war is over. The Internationalists have been subdued and peace reigns once more in St. Louis. The strikers and rioters were overcome without bloodshed and the leaders are all lying in jail. For this result the people are duly thankful and willing to bestow a proper amount of praise, but there is a (lispo sition on the part of some of the "heroes" to exact too much in the way of public grati tude. The fact is, THE POLI(:E FORCE OF THE CITY deserves all the praise, and the civilians who turned themselves into soldiers for a three days' campaign, are entitled to only thanks foi what they might hive done in case of a conflicet. St. Louis has one of the best police corps in the Union, commanded by experi enced and capable officers, and, as intimated in a previous letter, there was no period dur ing the entire troubles when the outbreak could not have been quelled by the police. The members of the force and its officers all realized trhis, but the civic officials, who are given control of the police, lacked courage. The citizens were urged to enroll them selves into companies and regiments, and meantime the police were or dered to do nothing to "inflame the strikers." Citizens responded promptly to the call, but the work of organization pro gressed slowly. In many instances jealousies and bickerings arose' from the desire of too many to hold the official positions, limiting the privates to a number too small to be effi cient. But these difticulties were gotten over in a day or two, and last Thursday night the military organization was pronounced by the Committee of Safety ready to make a for ward movement. The Mayor at once issued a proclamation, the tone of which was in marked contrast with his former official utter ances. He planted himself squarely upon law and order, and warned the mob that any further interference with the business of others would be met with immediate arrest and punishment. Meantime the rioters had formed them selves into companies and were engaged in enrolling recruits at their headquarters in Schuler's hall, corner of Fifth and Riddle streets. About 10 o'clock Friday, a confer ence of the civil authorities and the Commit tee of Safety was held, and it was decided to at once TAKE THE AGCORESSIVE, and put a summary end to the riotous demon strations. Orders were issued for ten com panies of the citizen soldiery to be ready to move at 2 o'clock, and details of mounted and foot police were orderedi to accqrupany them. The Internationalists soon got information of the intended attack upon their headquar ters, and a few of them endeavored to organize a force to resist, hut the effort proved fruitless. Your cor respondent was in their hall and even in their committee rooms when the attack was momentarily expected, and it was evident they would surrender without a blow. They had no arms, except such clubs and sticks as had been gathered in their raids on factories, and the leaders were utterly defi cient in courage. Besides this large numbers had abandoned the hall to save themselves, when they learned what the authorities con templated. Some talked of fighting, but the majority agreed to submit to arrest, THREATENING TO AVENGE THE " OUTRAGtE" ITY BURNING THE CITY AFTERWARDS, At 3 o'clock the advancing column drew up within less than two blocks of the hall. The streets for squares in every direction were packed with men, most of whom had gath ered there out of curiosity. The troops, all volunteers from among the citizens, remained in position in the middle of Fifth street, and the police, consisting of thirty mounted and sixty-five on foot, advanced. The dismounted detachment drew up in front of the entrance to the hall, and a squad led by Capt. Loe rushed up the stairs. At the same time the mounted police charged the crowds, riding down the sidewalks, and in ten minutes the insurrection was put down and insurrection was put down and THE LEADERS, together with sixty or seventy of the rank and file, were prisoners. One man attempted to prevent the police from entering the hall, but a single blow with a club settled him and the war was over. This man bled a little from a cut in his head, but was able to take his place among the ranks of the prisoners and march to jail. There was general apprehension that the scattered forces of the Internationalists would rally in squads all over the city that night, and adopt the incendiary torch as a means of revenge, and every precaution was taken to protect property; life was no longer in danger. The volunteers were distributed all over the city, and every public building was occupied by troops. But all these fears proved groundless. A more quiet night was never witnessed in the city. The streets were deserted, compar atively; people evidently preferring to re main at home. The Internationalists had an nounced public meetings for three different points-one in the northern and one in the southern and one in the central portion of the city, but no attempt was made to hold either. At each of the designated places a small crowd gathered, more out of curiosity, no doubt, than from any other feeling, but a small squad of police met with NO DIFFICULTY IN DISPERSING THEM. In fact everything was remarkably quiet and has been ever since, with the ex ception of Tuesday afternoon, when all the military organizations joined in a grand parade just to show what military force could be organized within a few days in a case of emergency. About 4000 men were in line, and they presented a very formidable appear ance, armed with Remington and Springfield rifles. The fact of the matter is, THE STRIKE IN ST. LOUIS WAS SIMPLY A BIG BLUFF. The workingmen were not engsaged in it. The mass of men who crowded around Lucas Market and applauded incendiary speeches contained but few who earn their bread BY HONEST fLABOiR. Comparatively few, railroad employes in habit St. Louis. All the roads running East have their real terminal points in East St. Louis, anti it is there the operatives reside. The machine shops of the Iron Mountain road are in Carondelet, so that all the railroad men having houses in this city are those of the Missouri Pacifie, the Union depot crews and the train men of the several Southern and Western roads. Of these the Missouri Pacific at once made terms and settled all con troversy, and the Iron Mountain and Kan sas City and Northern had never re duced wages, andl hence the men had no cause of grievance. From this it will be soon that the uprising In St. Louis was not a railroad strike. It was simply a demonstration gotten up by a few designing men and a mob of idlers and vagrants, who regarded the time as propitious, because of the railroad strike, for putting into effect Achemes to appropriate other people's prop erty to their own use. The workingmen held aloof and watched closelythecourse of events. They sympathized with the movement to some extent because it promised them better wages, but they did not care to commit them selves to It until they had some tan gible proof that this promise would be fulfilled. The real workingman is conserva tive, and circumstances compel him to be so. He cannot afford to imperil his own safety, and jeopardize the bread of his family by joining in a movement that only promises to better his condition after going through a course of violence and lawlessness. The DEMOCRAT correspondent made carful in quiry during two or three days of the troubles among the gangs gathered at the mob's headquarters for mechanics and honest laborers, and found but few. As a rule the answer was something like, "I did work on the levee (or elsewhere), but quit 'cause they wouldn't pay enough." Very rarely was a man found who could say lie was at work when the troubles began. In a city of this size there are naturally large numbers OF IDLERS, VAGRANTS, TRAMPS AND ROGUES, and these men made up the audiences at Lucas Market and the organization at Schuler Hall. The purpose that animated all of them, c:eept a very few families, was plunder. They hoped to bring about such a state of anarchy that they could rob and pillage with out fear of arrest, and it orly needed a show of authority, backed by the police force. to disperse them at any time. They had no arms, and the boast that 7000 stand of good rifles had been received was simply made to still further frighten the authorities. This is proven by the fact that less than 100 police men under two brave captains routed the en tire mob and scattered it so that no effort was mad6 to reunite the fragments. The soldiery, as we call the civilians who had organized, had no more to do with the capture of Schu ler Hall and dispersing of the mob than the man in the moon. 'The police needed no sup lyort, asked for none. Some of the mushroomu colonels and gen erals, who jumped from a counting-room Into shoulder-straps, have appropriated to them selves the credit and glory of the bloodless victory, and statements to this effect have been sent abroad and published, but the truth is the police did the work, and do not think they accomplished any very great feat, either. As reports have been telegraphed from your city to the effect that efforts are being made to organize a strike there, the points given above as to the composition of the mob, the causes that united it, and the case with which it was subdued, may prove of some value, as the movement in N,-w Orleans, if it is ever inaugurated, will very likely be of a. similar character to that of St. Louis. THE NEW NARROW GAUGE. The leading merchants of this city recently held a meeting to consider the subject of the narrow gauge road from St. Louis to Western Kansas and Colorado, the details of which en terprisewere given in full in the DEMOCRAT a few weeks ago. An immense area of the finest producing country in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado has no Southern outlet of any kind, and the people have determined to construct a narrow gauge railroad connecting them with St. Louis. At a convention held in this city a few weeks since the project was planted fairly on its feet, the counties along the proposed line agreeing to build the road through their re spective borders if St. Louis would furnish means to construct the western end. At the meeting of merchants the project was heartily indorsed, and the means necessary to do all asked of St. Louis subscribed at once. Hence it is fair to presume the work of construction will soon be commenced,and that within a year or two at most the road will be in operation. This enterprise is referred to again because it promises about as much benefit to New Or leans as to St. Louis. The railroad will run for hundreds of miles through one of the finest grain producing sections in the world; a country where corn is often used for fuel be cause it cannot find a market. Stock of all kinds, and bacon, are also among the pro ducts, and all these will find an outlet over the Great Father of Waters to New Orleans, at a very low rate of transportation. THE ST. LOUIS JO(KEY CLUP. The long-talked-of scheme of another racing association in St. Louis, was practi. cally inaugurated last night by the election of officers. A large tract of ground, not far from the fairgrounds, has already been pur chased, and will be inclosed next week. The gentlemen who have undertaken this enter prise are all very wealthy, and they promise to give St. Louis one of the very best tracks in the Union. Julius Pitzman, one of the best surveyors and landscape gardeners of this city, has been entrusted with the work of laying off, grading and beautifying the track He has instructions to spare no expense in making it as near perfect as human skill can arrive at, and no doubt St. Louis will here after be a favorite resort for horse owners and sportsmen. The grand stand and other buildings are to be models of architectural skill and beauty. The first meeting will be held about the first of October, by which time the track will be in order. Many of the best :tables in the country havc pro~ misd to be present and a general good time is antici patedrl as the Exposition will be in operation at the same time and the Fair opens a few clays later. The first meeting will continue four days, with two races each day, and the purses will aggregate about $20,000. A CITY OUARID. Several of the military companies organ ized during the late disturbance have deter mined to make their organization permanent, and offer their services as a city guard. They will meet regularly for drill, and will put themselves in a shape to furnish the city with a military force in a few hours' notice in case of emergency. Several ex-military leaders of the late war are now endeavoring to organize a company of cavalry, so as to furnish the "city guard" with this arm of the service. The city has a battery of Gatling guns, and, with men to handle these, will be pre(pared( to deal surmmna rily with mobs hereafter. THE CAP.URED LEADE1RI. Ten of the leaders of the late uprising are still conilned in jail, and the police authoritiesr have already preferred charges of riot against them. The mayor and chief of police declare they intend to deal severely with these men and make them feel the most rigid penalty the law inflicts for such acts. These prisoners are closely confined, and not even members of their families are permitted to see them. They are very much alarmed because they do not know towhat extent they can be punished for their offenses. The men are all poor and really have not means to employ counsel. They are harmless now, and should be released on condition that they would never again engage in another movement of the kind just suppressed. The poor frightened men would readily accept such a condition, and would perhaps knuckle down to your work and devote themselves to it hereafter. As it is the authorities are sim ply making mnartys of these ten men. Their treatment is looked upon as unneces sarily harsh, and this is creating a feeling of sympathy for them that will give them a prominence and influence they could never achieve by their own ability and conduct. All the other prisoners were released, and these ten, who made the inflammatory speeches, have labored hard through their friends to get bail, but failed. MONET AND STOCKS4. .Roecial to the Democrat.] NEW YORK, Aug. 4.-Gold 105%; U. S. G's of 1881, 111%; do coupons 112%r@112%; new 4,'s 109; 5-20's, 1865, new issue, 107; (do 1867, 1Aý@109. ; 1868 coupons, 111%@111% ; 10-40's, 109:..@1093'4; coupons, 113%; ctlrrency 6's, 124/7; new 5's, 110. LONDoN, Aug. 4.-Consols for money 95 1-16; U. S. new 4', s, 106%; 5-20's of 1867, 1061,; 10-40's, 110%; new fives, 107%; Erie, 91d. DOMESTIC MARKETS. [Special to the Democrat.] ST. Louis, Aug. 4.-Flour lower to sell. Wheat dull; No. 3 red $1 19@1 20 cash; $1 171 bid September. Corn easier, 43%@443% bid cash; sales 43.% c44¼4 August, 44@44% Sep tcmber. Oats dull, 26%¼ bid. Whiskyteady, $1 08. Pork firm; jobing at $13 60. Dry salt meats firm; shoulders 5% bid August; clear rib 7 sG bid cash. Bacon steady, 5,/,&_8%. Lard quiet; summer 8%. CHICAto, Aug. 4.-Wheat steady at $1 11%. Corn quiet at 47% for A4igust. 46¼% for iep tember. Pork $13 37%013 40 for SeptemIber. Lard steady; firstname.lastname@example.org% for September. Whisky quiet, held at $1 08. TxCINNATI, Aug. 4.-Flour steady. Wheat heavy; white $1 20@1 3.5. Corn steady, 47@49. Oats quiet, new 28@35. Whisky steady. $1 08. Pork and lard unchanged. Bulk meats in moderate demand at 5%@7%. Bacon un changed. NEW YORK, Aug 4.-Futures a shade easier; August email@example.com, September firstname.lastname@example.org, October email@example.com, November firstname.lastname@example.org, January email@example.com, December 11.39r&11.41. Flour dull, in buyers favor; wheat, spot (lull, futures a shade firmer; corn quiet and steady; pork quiet, $14 30,E414 35; lard quiet, steam 9.30rit9.37%; spirits turpentine firm, :3:; rosin quiet, $1 75/1 83 for strained; freights steady. FOREIGN MARKE re. LINERPOOLr, Aug. 4,-To-day and Monday are holidays on the Cotton Exchange. Long and clear middles 37s., short 38s., lard 44s., prime mess beef 86s. RIVER NEWS. [Speecial to the Democrat.j MEMPHIS, Aug. 4.-Departacl: Stanard, for New Orieans, at 7 p. m. Atlantic and barges bound for New Orleans, aground at Osceola bar, 90 miles above the city. The Queen Insurance Company of Liverpool and London, having a capital of £2,. 000,000 sterling (having $1,422,571 invested in this country), has acquired a world-wide reputs timn for staunchness and stability, and for the promptness and liberally it always manifests in the settlement of losses. By the recent great fire in St. Johns, New Brunswick, the company ensutained a loss of $600,000, and the company im mediately telegraphed to its agent in that city to pay all losses as soon as adjusted, thereby waiv ing the sixty days' delay accorded by law and custom; at the same time making the liberalcon tribution of $2500 for the poor sufferers by the fire. The cffi3ial announcement of the above facts will be found embodied in an advertise ment in another column. Messrs. Welshans & Woods, No. 188 Gravier street, are the agents of the company in this city. Palate Royal. Among the many changes to take place soon on the grand boulevard none will be more strik ing and more indicative of the good time to come than the swaying to the bretz3 the banners of the grand 'Palais Royal." Our enterprising friend Levy, who hai for so many years been the popu lar proprietor of the dollar store, No. 137 Canal street, seems to have had his faith shaken in re publican institutions and ideas, and is deter mined, with cne fell swoop, to obliterate the name of dollar etore forever. He is making prep arations for the opening of this elegant and gor geou3 establishment, and nothing will be spared in making it the most attractive place in the Southern country. Levy's dollar store is known throughout the whole South, and as it has been known for its promptness in filling orders and the po:ite attention of the clerks, and the place to get everything, so will the Palais Royal grow into popular favor, for we will see in the large and gilded signs that are to adorn the building evidences of a new era, a prosperity which we have longed for but never expected until the pr:czn ;.w:. CUSTOM-HOUSE NOTES,. A RAID ON WELL@-LOUNGERM TO VAMOOME. Packard Returnedl-An Old and Dirty Dodge Resorted To by Moreheads. The fact that Wells had returned and was hold ing a strictly PRIVATE AEANCE on Friday, as related in Saturday morning's DEMOCBAT, occasioned a fresh raid on the Return ing Board chief on Saturday, when his offie and ante-room were full of "anxious friends," seeking an audience for the purpose of securing his in fluence in securing positions in the Custom- House. At one time the raid became so great and the "cards" came in so rapidly that the surveyor gave instructions to his doorkeeper to admit every man, woman or child who was waiting to see him, whereupon he "anudienced" the whole business. In the other offices there was little doing be. yond routine work, and in' connection with this work it might be properly remarked that on two days during the week THE CUSTOM RBajlPrd footed up over $49,000, which made the routine work slightly lively. The usual number of loungers were abount the halls and corridors of the building during the morning and afternoon, which fact must have been noticed by the Special Agent as he, during the day, addressed a note to the Collector, sug gesting that the corridors be kept clear, whtcb note the Collector cdnsidered seriously, and will, on Monday, issue a special order againsllomugm occupying the corridors or blockading the halls. Packard was about the building during the afternoon paying his respects to the various oea ciale, and later in the evening scrutiniase some of his old business in the marshal's oflee, which required his attention. He says he had quite a pleasant time in Iowa and the Northern beates, but did not have time on his way home to TroP AT CLEVELAND, OHIO where the Republican State Convntlon was int session. He has not fully, made up his maind yet as to his future course, but it is more than probable that he will visit Washington jpat aboat. the time Congress meets. Information from the Treasury Department fia to the effect that the recent reductions in the clerical force has been confirmed by the depart ment named. Vague rumors were in ksrculation yesterday that some of the would-be "Ins," having beooome rather sore over the delay in their appointmnate, have resorted to the sore-head trick, viz: writing anonymous communications reflecting upon the private character of some of the offieiall, and one instance of the kind has resulted in the employ ment of A SHREWD DETECTIVE to discover who of the disappointed crowd dictated an anonymous missile, penned evidently by a female and mailed from this city only to return and fall into theihands of,the party whom it was intended to injure. A MERITED TRIIUTE. * Few of the denizens of this city can or will for- - get the many charities of that public spirited and over generous woman whose reputation k. extended beyond the limits of the State. We refer to Margaret Haughery, or better known as "Margaret." From orphan children to the needy of larger growth many have enjoyed her bounty. but never before has her attention been directed in admiration of soldierly qualities and military discipline. A few days ago in a most quiet and delicate manner Margaret made known to Mr. A. B.. Griswold before the demise of that estimable gen tleman, that it was her purpose to present Gen. Augur with a handsome sword as a testimonial of her esteem for his canduct during the arduous. days of trial when Packard was hiding in theo State House. Mr. Griswold personally superin. tended the workmanship and the result was a. S.ef d'oeuvre of taste. The scabb3srd is of solid silver, with gilt mountings, and the pattern of the sword is ac cording to the regulations, ard its cost was not far from $400. With her usual modesty Margaret secured the services of a committee of gentlemen, who willingly took upon themselves the pleasant task of presenting to Gen. Augur this testimonial The matter was kept very quiet, and even Mar geret was mum upon the subject, but at last it leaked out. The presentation took place, appro priate speeches were made and the brave recipient was felicitated upon the happy event. THE ACADEMY OP MUSIC. A Handsome Overhauling of this Popular Theatre. Yesterday we had the pleasure of visiting the auditorium of the Academy of Music, where we found a number of men actively engaged in over hauling the theatre in all its parts, preparatory to the opening of the next theatrical season an the 2d September next-the date having been definitely fixed. The old matting and carpete have been taken, up to make room for new ones as soon as the painters and frescoers shall have finished their part of the work. All the chairs have assumed a new and fresh appearance at the hands of the former, whilst the latter have exerted their skill AT THE PANNELLSD' WALLS, which, by gaslight, will have a very pretty effect The ceding and the arch of the proscenium will, however, remain untouched for the present, owing to the want of time to makeoertain alters tions, which the management has decided shall be made next year. One of these alterations will omouit in atrsaghteaing the front of the stage, now forming an arc of a circle, the convex side being towards the auditorium. This change will deepen the stage by ten or fifteen feet, and will bringapon it all that portion of the andl'c num occupied by THE PROSCEIIUM BOXEs, new boxes to be constructed to replace them. Visitors to the Academy this season will also find that new chandeliers, some of them of a very rich pattern, have replaced the old ones and that additional lights in the corridors and especially in the main entrance, 111 illuminate their way into the theatre. THE LADIES' DRESSINO ROOM has been thoroughly refitted and repainted and looks very comfortable and neat. It is also the intention of the management to convert the lobby immediately in front of the auditorium into a parlor or reception room, and for that purpose has ordered a handsome set of furniture and a rich carpet. This addition will enable the patrons of the Academy to meet and converse at their leisure during the intermissions, or at any time in fact during the performance that may ast their pleasure. Neither has the exterior of this PAvoRITE LIrrLF THEATRE been neglected, and it now presents a handsome appearance in comport with the popularity which it nas justly earned for itself. The season at the Academy will extend over thirty-two weeks at least, and nearly all the enga gements for that period has been completed, comprising the best combinations known m the country. The list will be given to the public in a very few days now. In this connection we may say that the vacancy which has been occasioned by Soldene's depart ure for Australia has been filled by the engage ment of Mrs. Alice Oates, who, we think, is now in Europe studying the French styleof the opera bouffe. The private's commission-certificate of etr. vice-ai Ellis', a Olamp street.