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YESTERI)AY'S REGATTA.
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."

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