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A LAR.K ATTENDANCE AND FINE MPORT. The Hope Club Entries Vi'terlous in the Single Mcull and Gig Races and the Mt. John In the Double Mcull. The regatta yesterday was quite well attended, there being present upwards of three thousand persons, enough to leave but little standing room for any on the bank of the bayou leading out from Browns. The parilon, too, was well pat ronized, and all sorts of sailing craft were brought into requisitIon to secure positions In the lake commanding a VIEW or TEn oo0n0wi. Ships, rohtloners, luggers, skldfi, dugouts, and in fact everything that could be esecured, was bor rowed or hired for the ocaeeion, the interest taken in the races indicating that esoh club had hun dreds of friends on hand and that the general public took more than an ordinary interest in the affair. The St. John Club accommodated about 400 of their friend--ladies and gentlemen--on the gal. leries of their handsome club house, and on the lower gallery was located one of the city bands to discourse music. About half-past 8 o'clock a squall sprang up, which lasted a few moments, giving those not under shelter A PL5rNV1t1! IiUUR114U, Jost before that time several of the judlgee start ed and immediately afterward a shower fell, fol. lowed by the second and third, oompedlog a poset ponement of the first race until 5 o'clock. out of the bayou on the steam yacht Myrtle, the timer and one judge taking his position on the flagship Go. Olailborne, and soon everything was In readiness for the first race. This was a single scull shell race, distance one mile to the stake and rethra, sad had as entries C. T. Soniat, of the St. John; James Keegan, ol the Perseverance; R. G. Musgrove, of the St. John; James O'Donnell, of the Hope; E. Foley, of the Atlantle, and M. Dalla,, of the Orleans Club. In the order named the oarsmen took po altion at their flags, Bontat having the outside and Dallas the inside, or shore position. When the gun was fired FOR THE START, Musgrove jumped out ahead, followed by O'Don nell, with Soolat third, this position belng mali tained for about 20uyads, when O'Donnell be gan to erawl up on Musgrove, and at the balf mile stake was even with him, both pulhling for dear life and the prite. O'Donnell's long and steady palls began soon to show and hb soon made a gap, which at the three-quarter stake had finoreased to fully ope hundred yards. He was about this distance ahead when he turned the mile stake, which he did in a very neat style, and manifesting no hurry whatever he WAS WELL olt HIS WAY HOME when 8on0la, ho had passed Musgrove, turned, followed closely by Muegrove, the others being some distance behind. By this time the water had become slightly ruffled, and the Wind blowing off shore. O'Don nell thought he would take anvautage of his po sition and pull nearer the shore, where the water was almost calm. He did so, and permitted both &onist and Musgrove to gain on him somewhat. He pulled away again however, and at the half -mil-stake'wt aonzdred yards ahead, with8c. niat and Musgrove pulling hard and about even, the Orleans, Perseverance and Atlantic scullers far behind, in the order given. When within a quarter of a mile of the starting line O'Donnell GOT DOWN TO HIS WORK, palling about thirty-nine strokes to the minute sending his boat through the water at railroad speed, coming in 200 yards ahead of Boniat, who led Musgrove 100 yards, O'Donnell making the two miles to 15:17... THE SECOND nACE, adouble scull shell, one mile to stake and return. had as o mpetitors Messrs. M. Wheeless and J. Murphy, of the Southern.; T. H. Bayhi and James Connolly, oflthe tit. Johns, and Thomas Barrett and J. R. Fitze of ithe Howard; the oauthern having the ontside and the Howards the inside. At the start the St. Johns took the lead and kept it until the three-quarter stake was reashed, when the Southerns brushed up and laoped them, and for over a hundred yards it was a dead plll the Howards having been left some distance behind, In turning the mile stake the St. Johns were ellghtl, IN THE LEAD, the 8outherns following close, and the Howard. a dos n lengths in the rear. In this order they started down the course, the Southerne gain. ing on the St. Johns until the latter were not over halfa boat's length ahead, and when the irst quarterof amile had been reached they were even, but the St. Johns pulled out ahead again, and when within a quarter of a mile of the start. ing point, they were six or seýpn boat lengths in advance. 9 About this time the Howards began putting in SOME HEAVY STROKES, managing to pass the tSoutherne, and in that order the race was ended, the St. Johns winning by ten boat's lengths in 14:55, the Howarde sec ond in 14:59, and the Southerne third in 15:02. The third race for four-oared gig., one mile and return, found entries from five clubs, as fol lows : Perseveranoe-E. 0. Zeigler No. 1, H. Bland No. t, H. Sullivan No. 3, A. Thomas stroke. Magnolia-Thos. Hadley No. I, P. Oarr Nj. 2, P. Stubblefeld No. 3, A. McDonald stroke. Orleans-H. Cline No. 1, W. L. Peyton No. 2, L. 8. Watrous No. 3, C. Buchanan stroke. Hope-0. Wilson No. 1, J. Redmond No. 2, M. Lightly No. 83 P. Powere stroke. Riverside--Thos. O'Hara No. I Henry Frazer No. 2, M. Gallager No. 3, R. E. Diamond stroke. The Perseverance crew had the outside, the Riversides second, Magnolia third, Orleans fourth and the Hopes the shore stake. In the start the last named crew took the lead; the Biversides. Perseverance, Orleans and MaI. nolh followin in the order named, and in this way the half-mile stake was reached, when McDonald, of the Magnolia, SLIPPED HIS SEAT, which put a sudden stop to his pn:ling and that of his crew; and when he got it righted the othere were so ftr ahead that his crew turned about and went home. At the three-quarter stake the Riversides had gained on the Hopes until they were even, and from there to the turn ing stakQ.the race between them was quite inter esting. The Hopes made a quick turn, however, around their stake and STRUCK OUT rOR HOME at a lively rate, the Perseveranoe turning next after the Riversides, and the Orleans last. At the half-mile stake the Hopes led by five lengths, and when the starting line was reached the dis tance had been doubled, the Hopes winning in 12:53', Riversides second, in 13:19; Perseverance third, in 13:38, and Orleans fourth, in 13:54. This being the second victory for the Hope crew they were received when they came in with vociferous cheers, and when they pulled into the bayou and went ashore, their friends MADE LIONS OF THEM for a few moments. The races over, the crowd sought its way home, the firet train in being jammed almost to sueffoca tion, and hearing so many passengers that it was compelled to stop in the middle of the swamp for five or ten minunes to enable the conductors to punch tickets and collect fares, and at the same time to enable the swamp gallinappers to dig their bills into the passengers, who growled consider ably when it took the train forty-five minutes to reach the city. To-day's races include, first, a single scu'l working boat race of one mile and return, with seven entries, including the Howard, it. John, Magnolia, Perseverance. Pickwick, Hope and Riverside. the positions at the start being in the order just given. The second race is FOR FOUR-OABED BARGES, one mile and return, and has three entries, viz: Atlantic, Hope and Aepinwall, their positions being as given. The third race is that which will excite more interest than any other, being for four-oared shells, one mile and return, and has four entries with positions at the start as fol lows: Hope, Riverside, loethern and Persever In the pools sold last night at Walker's the Hope entry was the favorite in the first (working -oat) rae at $25, St. John $12 50, Riverside $4 60, and the field, including the balanoeof the entries, at $1. In the second-the barge-race the Hopes brought $7, the Aspinwalla $1 and the Atlantico 50 cente. In the shell race the HOPE OREW WAR THE FAVORITE at $65, the Riverside $s6, and the Peoreverance end Southern crews, in the field, $8. The pools sold as Hawkins' found O'Donnell the favorite in the working boat race, at $20; So nist $10, Glesson (Riversides) 88, and the field $2. In the barge race the Hopes went for $25, Aspin walls $12, and Atlantiom $4. The shell race f und the Hopes the favorites at $45. the Riversides second choice at $35, and the field $2. Pools will be sold again at Hawkins' at 11 o'olook this morning, sud at Walker's at 12 m., and again at the Iit. John club-house at the Lake End at 8 p. m. MUNICIPAL MATTEIIM. Return of the Mayer From Ill Pleasure Trip. His honor, Mayor PlIebury, returned to the oity on Saturday night, much pleased with his trip to the Northwest, and on Monday morning resumed the functions of his office. During his absence his honor took occasion to pay a flying visit to Chicdho, to examine into the public works of that city, but the confusion attendant upon the big strike limited his inquiries considerably, and prevented him from making a contemplated trip to New York. His experience has taught him that the South is better off, commercially and financially, than the North, where business is dull. TIlE INVERTIOAINf C03MifTTEE. The committee appointed to investigate the matter of the collection of the levee dues in the upper districts have not yet closed their labors, more testimony being expected by the committee before the next meeting of the Conncil. Regarding the defeated resolution of Adminis trator McCaffrey, proposing to Investigate the affairs of the various departments of the city government, Mayor Pilabury seems to entertain vllws SIMILAn to those of Ool. Denis regarding the cost of such investigations, which generally amount to ten or fifteen thousand dollars. Hie, however, would not object to the in vestigation, al hough such investigations amount to very little, usually. Every incoming adminis tration, he says, acts as an investigating com mittee of its predecessor, and any irregu larities in old administrations must be found out by the new ones, the financial de partments of the city government BEING MO SYSTEMATIZED that the Department of Accounts ats as a per feet check on the Finance Department, and rice versa. CUMTOM-UiOUrE GOSAIP. More of the Rlad-Anderson's Plans-He May Visit Washangton. The "programme" mentioned in Monday's DaIMOCRAT, showing the proposed course of the Returning board heads, caused no little commo. tion between the four walls of the Granite Build log on Monday morning, when the principal in quiry among the friends of the consolidated ring was as to how PROORAMME LEAKED OUT, and that Was, of course, disoovered-without the slightest trouble. The contemplated raid did not seem to alarm the COoleotor much, nor did it se rionely affect his chief deputy. Anderson will probably be here this morning, when he will prepare his batteries for the final a attack. In case the Collector does not come to time he will pack up his little satchel and START FOR WASHINOMoN, where, rumor says, he will make an effort to I have larger heads fall than the special deputy's. I KILLING ]INCER. His Death Attributed to the Negligence of the Railroad Company. Coroner Roohe last evening, after hearing ex haustive testimony in the case of the killing of Louis SBiner by oar No. 50 of the Oanal street City Railroad and Lake line, brought the Investi gation to i olose, and the jury returned the fol. .5wring verdict: After viewing the body of the said Louis Sin1 oer, and after a careful examination by Dr. J. 0. Beard, OCity Physician, and from the evidence eli cited, we find that the deceased came to his death from oar injuries received from car No. 50, of the OCanal street City Railroad Lake Line, roll ing over his body on the Metairie Road, between Canal street and New Orleans Canal, between the hours of 8 and 9 o'clock p. m., Sunday, July 29th, 1877, causing death a few hours after. And we find after a careful examination of the said car No. 60 that it is not constructed in the same manner as the other cars which are used for passengers, for the following reasons,lto wit: 1. I'hat car No. 50 has neither platform nor steps for the purpose of facilitating passengers to step on or off. 2. The floor of oar No. 50 is five inches above the platform of the regular cars when coupled together, making it liable to trip a person when stepping thereon from one car to another. 3. The height of the door of car 50 is 5 feet 5 inches, when the height of a regular car is 6 feet 6 inches. The width of the door of car No. 50 is 22 inches. The width of a regular car is 24 Inches. 4. The opening between the fl)or of car No. 50 and the platform of the adjoining car is 19 inches. 5. On car 50 the distance between the brakebar, a piece of timber running just in front of the wheels across the car on the top of the rail, is 5% inches; the distance on a regular passenger car is 9% inches; and furthermore, we are of the opinion that the accident could have been avoided had the company taken the necessary precaution in having the car constructed properly. We, the jurors, exhonerate the conductors and en gineer from all blame, but we consider the com pany guilty of criminal negligence in running such a car for the conveyance of passengers. IN THE JAWS OF AN ALLICATOR. At Lake Charles, in the parish of Calcasieu, a few davs since a most exciting scene was wit nessed by a number of people on the shore. Some lads, among whom was a boy named Wm. Has kell, were in bathing, when the satention of all were attracted to the cries of the latter, and an alligator was seen swimming in the direction of him. The little boy, not perceiving the approach of the saurian, dived and just as he reached the surface open jaws received him. The alligator drove his teeth almost through the boy's skull, making several wounds in the scalp three inches in length. The boy's comrades rushed into the water and began a loud outcry, when the alligator let go his hold and disappeared. The little fel low, although seriously injured, will probably live. The Ball of Company '" C." The military soiree dansante given Saturday night last at Kit's Pay lion, at the New Lake End, by Company "C" of the Second Regiment Lou isiana State Militia, has not (soaped our memory, it was too enjoyable and brilliantan aff.ir tobe forgottee. The company present was so large that even spacious platform of the West End Pavilion was too small to permit of dancing by all of the devotees to the goddess of the dance at one time. This condition lasted until late in the night, and even at 3 o'clock in the morning when the last train left for the city the attendance amounted to a throng. This splendid affdir convinced us once more that for a summer entertainment of its kind there is no place that will surpass the West End Pavilion, and makes us hope that there will be many more given before the close of the season. is, THE PROPERTY HOLDEts· ' UNION. F 'There was a meeting of the Central Executive 0ouniel of the Property Holders' Union last evening, and ?wenty-four members present. Dr. Tebault in the chair. The first business of the oe evening was the reading of the followinog letter which was ordered spread on the minutes: ell CAL. IsOnAi1N'S LETTER. 2. Dr. W. E. Brickell, E. Thompson and Thomas io- Lucy, of Committee: aeGnenteme-I 1m is recelpt of your favor of at the 9th inst. You ask me if it be my intention he soon to have all rail commuication between New Orleans and Texas, and also what Is the earliest 11 date at which you may expect this much desired ., connection In rep y I beg to say that I am not ke ready at present to answer these inquiries. I take leave to add that I now feel, and for a long time have felt, the neoussity of an all rail con nection between New Orleans and Texas; and I further say that it is no fault of mine that such communication has not been made years ago. re home years since I offered to build such a rail road without any aid from your State, if the in Legislature would give me a charter on this one condition only, that the Legislature would agree to grant no exorbitant subsidy to a road to run ig parallel with mine. But the LState refused me a is charter thus conditioned. After that I con nected myself with the New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Railroad Company for the purpose of I1 building a road between New Orleans and Texas s by that means. This attempt resulted in that d company's taking from me about $1,200,000 of property and money-a dead loss to me, but not P inthe construction of a railroad m You wdll see my attempts hitherto to accom d plish the railroad connection of New Orleans and rexas have not been profitable to me nor benefl. oial to New Orleans. I should be happy to see such a road built, and should be pleased to make traffic connections between it and my road, be. e tween New Orleans and Morgan City, and I wish e your good city all success in accomplishing the work. ' I am, gentlemen, very respeotfully yours, e UH&ARLEES MOIRGAN. After the reading of this letter Dr. W. E. - Brickell presented his report on the S okles fond. e He stated that the books shown him as contain. 7 ing a full summary of expenditures, etc., of this a fund were not explicit, and he could not, with what he had before him, make a fall and succinct e report. He therefore requested further time, y which was granted. d President Tebault then arose and said he de. Sired to make a statement regarding the publica tion of an artic'e published in the ,isale Iegister, of Carrollton. He said that, in the first place, the article was correct with one exception, and that was a sum had been added to the deficit of Administrator Brown's report instead of having been deducted from it, which made some differ ence. e After the publication of the artiole in the 1late Register all the copies of that piper were taken, and Dr. Tebault took the article to the Picayune, where the editor, feeling rather inimical to the Union on account of its defeat of the railroad to Texas, declined to publish it. He next took it to the Tonmes, and saw Mr. I 8tontemyer. That gentleman would not exactly say whether he would publish it or not, but left the inference on Dr.Tebault's mind that he would. Sunday morning it did not appear, and subse- I quent inquiry developed that some one had car . ried off the article. Dr. Tebault next eulogized the resolution pre. I sented by Administrator MoOaffrey for the inves tigation of city finances, but stated he knew nothing of it before its presentation. I The Committee on Charity Hospital being next in order, a communication directed to Collector King was read asking Tor a statement of the number of Marine Hospital patients hitherto sent to that institution, and the reason why the United Stater discontinued the use of our hos pital for its sick. After this President Tebault, from the chair, I I stated that the next question was regarding the Board of Health. At the last meeting the sub ject of leaning privy vaults had come up and d the matter was laid before the body. Some five f thousand people had been driven out from em ployment by the recognition of certain mono polies in this work, and those who had no other means of subsistence, some of them with fami- h lies of seven children, were left without work. He would, therefore, like to introduce Prof. e Jones, of the Louisiana University. who was also a member of the Board of Health, who would ex- t plain the matter. Prof. Jones in a modest manner stated that the t Board of Health were merely servants of the U people, and could only carry out the law as they h found it on the statute books. The board deemed it proper for the preservation of the health of the a city that only odorless apparatuses should be used, ti and after thorough inspection licenses had been ti granted to two companiee. t So far as these monoplles throwing out of em- ir ployment 5000 people, he would only say that if this number of people were engaged as vidan gears, it would be one in every forty families an estimate entirely too large. He did not be lieve more than two hundred were engaged in c this work. di Mr. Fsllon in an eloquent manner defended sc the o!d system with closed tubs, and described ti in glowing terms the desirability of doing away with the new apparatus. o1 Several speeches were made after this in sup. de port of the new sanitary company, and the meet- m ing adjourned. THE FUNDING ,BOARD. The State Board of Liquidation met yesterday. Present-the Governor, Speaker Bush, Auditor Jumel, Treasurer Dubuclet and Fiscal Agent Kennedy. The minutes were read and approved, when Mr. Kennedy informed the board that the National Banking Association had refused to de liver the plate upon which the consolidated bonds were printed. Speaker Bush moved that the DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT, relative to the levee bonds, be read. The motion prevailed, and the decision was read at length, when a lengthy discuseion was had over the various levee series of bonds, re sulting in the adop:ion of a motion by Speaker Bash that the board limit the bonds to be passed upon and funded at the present meeting to those covered by the decision of the Supreme Court. Executive session was then called, and subse quently the board adjourned until to day at 12 m. TEXAS BEEF. Cheaperlin England than in Loulsiana. It has long been a subject of complaint with consumers in our city that the price of beef in our markets was unwarrantably high when our butchers charged twenty and twenty-five cents for choice pieces, and when the great Texas ranges for cattle were so nearly at our door. It was known that the cost of bringing ccrn-fed beef from the West was quite heavy, but the broad acres of Texas, it was imagined, could furnish us with beef at rates so much lower as to bring it to market here at about ten cents to the retalier. Recently intelligence from England has in creased the causes of complaint at the price of our beef, and a DEMOCRAT reporter has made some inquiry into the subject. It appears, ac cording to published statements made in British journals, that since the introduction of the new refrigerating process on trans-Atlantic steamers beef has been transported to London and placed on sale there at less than sixpence a pound for the most select parts. These beeves go from Texas by rail to Chicago, and thence to the East, where they are slaughtered for transport by steamer. In the London markets this beef is eagerly sought for, and the sale is most rapil. The qual ity is said to be equal to the prime English meat, and the price is much lower, the laboring clesses say than they can get home meat for. A DExoCRAT reporter ,visited that well-known and popular dealer m beef, Mr. John Wilson, of the firm of Fagan & Wilson, yesterday afternoon, for the purpose of learning whether it was true Texas beef was selling in London cheaper than it could be delivered here. Reporter-Mr. Wilson, you're just the man 've been looking for. I wanted to see you toe ask you about this American shipped beef in England. Is it trun that Texas beef costs less there than it does here? Such statements bare been made public. Mr. Wilson-Well, I don't know about what beef sells now in England, for I haven't looked into it as yet. Rep.--What is the price of choice cuts in this city, now? Mr. Wilson-There is, really, no choice beef in our markets now. The beit portions of our beef cam now be bought for between fifteen ana twenty cents. I ep.-I understand that Texas beef sells in London at six cents. Can that be so? Mr. Wilsen-I don't see how it can. When I was last in New York I visited the Manhattan slaughter-House simply out of curiosity, and whilst there was informed that there were some 200 head for the European steamers. With the very low price of lee they can refrigerate beef very cheaply, but nothing like six cents at the point of delivery. It is sixpence rather than six cents, I think. At any rate, I will inquire on the arrival of the next English steamer. A MURlIIBER IN JEFFEBSON PARIFR1. Desperate Affray Between Two Negroes, and One Bites the Dust. The Osgood plantation, about fourteen miles above this city, was the scene of a bloody and tragical affray about 8 o'clock Saturday evening last. It appears two negro men, Washington Hudson and Willia n Scott, owing to a personal quarrel of some time standing, seemed deter mined to settle the matter at once. After some words Hudson drew his pistol on Boott, the latter retreating out of harms' way, and then Scott drew his weapon on his combatant and tired, the ball taking effect in Hudson's shoulder. In return Hudson fired back two shots without effect, and then he walked into his cabin and got a musket loaded with buckshot, and leveled it at Scott and pulled the trigger, hitting his adver sary in the abdomen, wounding him mortally. scott lived about thirty hours. Hudson made his escape. PROBABLY A MUIlDER. A Man Struck on the Head with a Brass Knuckle. Between the hours of 4 and 5 o'clock yesterday morning a difficulty took place at the house of ill repute, No. 137 Barracks street, between a man named Belly Nioholl and one Victor Hock, which culminated in the former being struck on the head and dangerously wounded by a brass knuckle in the hands or the latter. Thle whole affair was kept quiet, and the police did not hear of it until a late hour Monday night. As soon as Captain Kelly heard of the affair he repaired to the house No. 137 Barracks street, which is kept by Mrs. Hock, alias Thayer, the wife of the party accused as principal, and ar rested the proprietress and three or four of the women. He then searched the house for Victor Hock, but he could not be found. He was subsequently arrested at his coffeehouse, on Ohartres street, near Madison. The captain also arrested Tattlob Haag, who Is a book-keeper for the accused, on the charge of attemting to shield his employsr-a criminal from arrest. The wounded man was taken to Dr. Poticy's offioe, where his wound was examined by the Doctor, who expressed the opinion that it was one that in all probability would prove fatal, as the skull showed signs of fracture, and the patient had lost a great deal of blood. A DEMOCRAT reporter interviewed several par ties concerning the difficulty, and learned that it was a falling out between man and wife, and of a very private nature. Death of a Criminal. On Sunday the body of a white man of the fol lowing descr ption, height 5 feet 4 inches, hair light, full round face, of stout build, dressed in dark pants and brown woolen shirt, was found floating in the river in front of Jefferson statior, parish of Jefferson. When the body was found the hands were heavily handcuffed, whioh was evident that he was a prisoner, and had taken the river in prefer ence to a prison. Ooroner Scott Ellison held an inquest and re turned a verdict of suicide. As Capt. Cain, of the city, left here Sunday evening with a batch of thirty-nine prisoners it was supposed that it was one of the number he had charge of who had Jumped overboard. A DEMOCRAT reporter, at a late hour last night, called at the Parish Prison but was unable to see the Captain, but in his absence Mr. Johnson in formed the reporter that all of the prisoners that the Oaptain had had charge of were landed safely in the Penltebtiary. The Rats In our Court Records. The DEMOCRAT at some length, a few days ago, called the attention of the city authorities to the deplorable condition of the court records at Jack son Square. On Monday Judge Tissot invited the reporter to inspect some of them in the Sec ond District Court clerk's office. On opening the door of the case the old records were found al most entirely destroyed by rats and dampness. Old succession papers were scattered in the pigeon-holes in small bits, and in some the rats had formed nests. What damage may accrue from the destruction of these documents cannot be appreciated. Immense estates may depend on these papers for their legal titles. Some e'eps should be taken to have them copied. Mortuary Report. The following report of the number of inter ments occurring in this city last week, is fur nished us officially by Dr. Taylor, Secretary of the Board of Health: Males 80; females 54. Total 134. Whites 92; colored 42. Small-pox 8, all fevers 19, consumption 17, inflammation of brain 15, apoplexy 6 sunstroke 2, pneumonia 4. dysentery 9, drowned 3. Interred from public institutions 19; on certifi cate of coroners 26, and on certificates of mid wives 2. We understand that not a single new case of small-pox was reported during the week. Brevltles. Capt. George L. Walker has been commis sioned by the Postmaster General as postmaster at Rigolets, and charged generally with the en pervision of the mail service at that important point, and it is hoped that with his increased facilities (?) and thorough knowledge there will be no delay in the mails. Col. Leonard Sewell, one of the appraisers in the Calcasieu log case, has just returned to the city from Lake Charles. The State Board of Liquidation met at the State-House at 12 m. Monday, to consider and pass upon such bonds as were presented for funding. Full proceedings will be found else where. We are much indebted to that gallant officer of I our police, Capt. Langridge, of the Jefferson 1 Parish Police force, for courtesies extended. Capt. Alcide Albert, mate of the Mary Ida, has 1 sent to our office a bunch of sugar cane, for which he has our thanks. The cane is from the plantation of R. Troxiler & Bro., on the upper 1 coast, and if it is an average specimen of their crop, they have certainly a very tine one. One of the stalks has ten fully developed joints. Short Items. The fine gold watch lost in car 47 of the Dry ades street line can be recovered by the owner by calling at the office of the railroad. Paul Rasie was deprived of his liberty at the corner of Bourbon and Bienville streets, and locked up in the Third Station, charged from in formation with the larceny of an umbrella, the property of W. H. Forney. At half-past 4 o'clock Monday morning Officer P. Koehler, of the First Precinct, was shot in the ankle by the accidental discharge of his pistol. Henry Host, a shoemaker, was locked up m the First Precinct Station, charged by Owen Fuller with having cammitted an indecent assault upon his little daughter, aged seven years. John A. Cullom was arrested and locked up in the COntral Station, charged by B. Rouback with obtaining goods under false pretenses. See notice to landlords in want column, MUPREME COURT DECISIONSt. Decisions Rendered by the Supreme Court in Sesslon at Monroe. BY CHIEF JURTICE MANINIIe. BSrah L. Lay et al. vs. succession of Elias O'Neil.-Action to recover money.-A judgment homologating a provisional account is not bind ing on the minor; he may object to them after the termination of the pupilage, even though the under-tutor was cited and appeared for him. The plea of res ju4dical cannot be opposed to a minor who was represented by an under-tutor when an account was filed : but as to the heir who has at tained majority or married and was cited, and paid. the judgment homologating the account may be pleaded as the thing adjudged, and such payments may be pleaded to bar of any future action. Art. 355 0. C. does not ap ply to a case where an account was rendered, and after each heir, successively marrying, had been cited and received pay ment; this would be unjust and a reprosch; the payments cannot be repudiated. Article 149 of the constitution of 1ti68 is not an act of grace which made valid judgments rendered during the late civil war. The framers of the constitution of 1868 were not unmindful of the rule that a government was entitled to obedience if it had the power to enforce it. This article of the con stitution was only the reoognit on of the rule, and does not impart to judgments the quality of fluality and irrevocablity; they are like other judgments rendered prior to 1861. During the late war, where a tutor exercised extraordinary prudence in the administration of his ward's property by husbanding it, he was authorized to expend more for the minor than his revenue. Judgment reversed, reserving certain rights. By ,JIIS'r!Fi EiAN. L. A. Weehr vs. Wm. Wilton--Title to office of sherflf.--Under the American system, the whole object of election laws is to secure the great end of carrying out the popular will. The funds mental principle or American and of Louisiana law is that it is the casting of the votes unim peded by force or fraud which determines the re sult of elections. There is a difference between the act of voting and the police provisions to se cure the evidence of the act. Where the supervi str of registration failed to give public nolice of the pol:ing places, the names of the commis sioners, issued false and fraudulentoertificates of registration to veters, failed to appoint polling places where required, he was guilty of fraud; and the casting of such illegal votes, such as those of convicts and minors, and his failure to strike from the registration lists the names of voters who had died, vitiated the election, and such conduct defeated the popular will and changed the result of the election. Judgment reversed, and plaintiff declared entitled to the office. MANNIN(I ON REHEAEINO. In all contested election cases, the principle is to ascertain the will of the majority; the vote must be free, the record and return eorreoe. In every case the contestant must show that the acts of which he complains ohanged the result. If the acts do not change the result, courts will not interfere. In representative government the fundamental principle is, not the return, but the elertion that entitles a party to office. The return of an election is prima fsole evidence of its legal ity, but courts may go behind it to ascertain the true state of facts. Vot eg is not an emp y form; it is the lever by which the majority raises itself tj the summit of government, antd there con trols, orders, executes. Where notice was given of the election, but no indication of the poll ing places was given until within twenty-four hours of the election, the election is vitiated, and such acts changed the result. Rehearing re fIsed. John II. Scheen at al. vs. Robert 8tothart et al.-Streets, dedication, injunction.-Streets are hors de ,r,),ueree: they are the property of no one, not even of the corporation; and their use belongs to the whole world. The city authorities have power to remove obstructions in the streets. Where a map is made desgunating street aned de posited in the Recorder's ofltce,and lots are sold by reference to it, there is a dedication. The desti nation by the owner is equivalent to title in re tard to real servitudes as the streets and public places of towns and cities. Long slience of owner, and use by the public, are evidence of dedication and no silence or length of time, or non-use, can deprive a public corporation of its power over public places. Possession cannot be pleaded against a public rig t. unless it is im memorial. Damages will be given for no act en joined, except that enjoining the execution of a money judgment. Judgment reversed. New Rice. The steamer Martha, from Port Eads, arrived yesterday and brought the first consignment of the season of new rice, raised by Mr. Wm. Cross, on St. Sophie plantation, Plaquemines parish, and consigned to the Brooks Rice Mill of this city. Railroad Personals. iBY THE MOBILE ROUTE. The departures by this route last evening were as follows: F. Stringer, Mrs. Obas. Lallande and family, J. L. Cross, Henry Frank, J. P. B. Stone and family, for New York; F. Mix and P. Wagner, for St. Louis; Rev. J. P. Mendis and wife, for Savannah; T. J. Irvine and family, for Warm Springs, N. C.; Miss Jennie Ducayet, Wytheville; 0. Wessels, Philadelphia; Mrs. W. E. Kennedy and Miss Anna Cenas, for Cbarlottesville, Va.; N. D. Coleman and wife, Breaux Underhill, W. A. H. Wheeler and L. Brulard, for the East. The following It fs Bundae, August 6: Benja min Andrews, W. S. Mead and wife, New York; J. Kaufman, New York; W. H. Beanham, St. Louis; H. Brown, Louisville; Caswell P. Ellis, Blount Springs; J. Gibson, Jr., Charlottesville; Benjamin O'Connell, Atlanta; J. Rivierre ani family, Warm Springs, N. C.; Mrs. Mumford, Miss Lille Marshall and Miss Fortier, Gaines ville, Ga. Waukesha. A rumor having become current on the streets here that the hotel at Waukesha was filled, and that there were no accommodations for any more, thereby preventing many persons from visiting these springs who desired to do so, Mr. Morey, agent of the Jackson Railroad, telegraphed on to inquire into the matter. The following answer was received by him : WAUKESHA, Wis., Aug. 1, 1877. D. B. Morey, New Orleans: Good accommodations can be obtained here. RICHARD DUNBAR, Proprieter Bethesda Springs. New York Millionaires. New York's richest millionaires are rated as follows: Win. H. Vanderbilt ................... $75,000,000 John Jacob Astor .................... 60,000,000 Wm. Asitr......................... 30,000.000 Peter Goelet (estate)............. 25000000 Russell Sage ............. .. ... 12,000,000 MoseeTaylor, Judge Hilton, Frederick Stevens and Catharine Wolfe, each.. 10,000,(00 London Theatres give employment to 30,000 men and women. Palals 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 breeze the banners of the grand "Palais Royal." Our enterprising friend Levy, who has 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 one fell swoop, to obliterate the name of dollar store forever. He is making prep arations for the opening of this elegant and gor geous 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 polite 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 present time. TBAINs TO THE LAKE.-Parties going to the Lake to witness the regatta will be much pleased to learn that the New Orleans City Railroad Company have determined to ran their trains every fifteen minutes over their road, commenc ing at 1 o'clock p. m. to-day, and continuest those intervals unti 11 o'clock p. m. each day, RUSNIAN OUTRAGEM. The RunlIan e(ourtr In Bulgaria Trying Mahometanq. [London News.] KEZANLIK, July 14.-I am sorry to tell you that the most shocking accounts reach me here of the cruelties com mitted by the advancing invaders. A stream of fugitives pours through the hills, hurrying to place the army of R1ouf Pasha between themselves and the ferocity of the Russians and Bulgarians. These people, many. of whom are of good position and cul ture, driven from their ancestral houses and lands, tell one and the same story of horror from whatever quarter they arrive. They say that wherever the Rus sians come, the officer in command-if the Mussulman people are not already killed or escaped-establishes a mock court of justice. The men of the place are then accused, in a batch, of com plicity in the events of the autumn, and evidence is forthwith called for. The Bulgarians stand round and point out one by one the pretended cul prits. If a Moslem has had a quarrel with a Christian, or lent him money, or in any way caused him some grudge the Bulgarian concerned steps forward and coolly swears his enemy's life away; upon which the same court cries "Guilty," and the Mussulman is (irarged outside the ring and shot or stabbed. When this farce grows too tedious a general cry is raised that all the pris oners were concerned, and the brutal president gives them all over to the Cossacks and Bulgarians, while the cavalry rides on to exterminate more victims. It is thus, i am constantly Informed, that under a pretense of le gality the Russians are drenching the Bulgarian soil with the blood of its owners; but I am unwilling to mention at present other and even more fright ful statements which have reached me about their treatment of the Mussul man women and children. Suffice it to say that if these be confirmed, Europe will soon have "Bulgarian atrocities"' to deal with of a Christian sort leaving far behind whatever was done last year by Circassians and Bashi-Bazouks. I must add that the effect of these narratives upon the Turkish soldiers is immense. Groups of Raouf's men gather round each band of fugitives and listen to their broken story with countenances ominous to watch. Those horsemen and infantry will want no leading forward to the attack, I think, when they once catch sig t of the Mus covite civilizers who have ripped open the mothers, wives and sisters of their countrymen, and tossed little children from the windows of the harems. THE MOUTH CAROLINA RANCALITIiEM. [Ohicago Times.] COLUMBuIA, 8. C., Aug. 2.-Before the legislative committee to-day Lee, ex Speaker of the House and present So. licitor of the Second Circuit, testified backing up the startling evidence of Moses, which implicates Chamberlain and other Radical high priests. Lee was a member of the House four and Speaker for two years. He will proba bly be released on bail in a day or two as Moses was. Both of these men will be invaluable witnesses for the State. Some of the items exposed in the com mittee-room to-day were bills for parti tions in the cloak-room and committee rooms. The work performed could have been done by any honest mechanic for $25 or $30 for each room. Warrants were issued for the payment of these bills at tile rate of $50 per room. The warrants were altered by a 6 being pre, flxed, making the bills $650 each. They were paid by the Treasurer of the State to one Jos. M. Allen, a carpet-bagger. This little job brings to the surface the notorious "Brick" Nash, the present Senator from Richland, who was a for mer bootblack in the principal hotel of this city in ante-bellum days. Old Brick is so called from a rascally trans action about the bricks of which the Penitentiary walls were built. Nash, who is as black as the boots he used to shine, was chairman of the committee which passed the bills, and it is in proof that he himself prefixed the sixes which robbed the State in ten different in stances of $600, making a total of $6000. These are only some of the small items. but they will suffice to give an idea of what was done in the bigger steals with the same parties manipulating the pens, paper and ink. FRENCH FOLITICM. The Pro'pects of the Republicans in the Comlng Election. [Louisville Courier-Journal.] The recent statement that the Bona partists were bitterly divided is con tirmed. The Patient and Impatient Bonapartists, who were expected to unite in the present emergency, are farther apart than ever. Rouher, the manager of the cause of the young Prince Imperial, and De Caseagnae, the leader of the " Impatients," are at daggers' points. With a Bonapartist division, and the Legitimists acting in dependently of all parties in thd present campaign, the Republicans have only to solidify their forces, and unless MacMahon resorts to extraordinary restrictive measures the next Chamber of Deputies will un doubtedly have a large Republican ma jority. To be sure, the government has largely the advantage in the rural dis tricts. The Republicans of France con trol twenty-three of the eighty-seven departments, holding their votes abso lutely, while the Conservatives control none of the departments altogether. The Minister of Public Instruction has been for some weeks getting the school teachers of the public schools under his control, as they possess great influence with the parents of the pupils. The Clerical party is also work ing sedulously against the Republicans through the country priests, whose in fluence is greatamong the rural popula tion. The work Gambetta and Thiers have to perform is to keep the various groups of Republicanism from commit ting indiscretions while the canvass is going on. Their pro'vocations are great, owing to the restrictions imposed by the government on newspaper and pamph let publications, and on public meet ings, which are as burdensome as in the days of the late empire, and not sug gestive that france is even a nominal Republic. It is said of the Stewart Cathedral on Long Island: "The steps leading to the choir and chancel are of polished granite and marble. The floor alone will cost $20,000. A statue of Mr. Stewart will occupy a niche on one side of the chan cel, and another of Mrs. Stewart in a niche on the other side. The crypt in the basement is not yet finished. It is intended for the body of Mr. Stewart, which will lie in a sarcophagus on the floor in the centre. Mrs. Stewart will also eventually lie there, side by side with her husband."