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-- ._-~- vmliplty has )sgrl exIstOnlO-, youl have flow provedl c(xorlrslveiv that it ham wantAonly and r(ale abun I d lies privleges, thaft ( hits arsld In its pb nhetdry oblltttl'i 5 t) the city while appropriating te Itself money it has no rlght to, andthat it hlu forfItedI rt ,hariiteI. Where, then, itn youl find tHie slightAt t war rant for .reottitlng wit the . nmn calling, thermJnse Ieat Hugar n hod . .rlany ? Hae tyon the power to reurrect a Rleld corplora ti.. and more s.'ituilly oane thatt has dIled In the bond of Inkltinft andI stinks in the no.rtrlils of ment ? What boll oo your attention done a coreofation poiso ss that Is not o(sesseail Y the hrlmtinlt cl.inen 't And what cItlw'en high or low, who hles violated law anrd robbed i1la ftllrw man icn enter th11re portals arnd taid and .,tlufort tntrn yoI ? And if not ani pt'vate'ctit., how rmuch iens claim irnlst a number of nien, like you and inn In all that nertalrinr to human rights, have who are fiound mamedl together Vrr violantng Iaw and priy Ihn mn the ho 'st toil of their fellow men ? JIut we are told that your honorable body while admitting the forfeiture of charter and the Iniqucty perpetrated, are yet disposedW to weigh - he Immnillate eMonsnnlcntc to (con tneroe of driving thoese men to the ciaurts, there to contend for those thinrgs which in your co~~nleners you know they are not en itled to. Yot will appreciate the ex prelion of my msrprise that even In this purely utilli tartan age men can Ie found ino attr bute to yi1 otuit tntenttIm. Your honorrable ncly is the creature of law; you possess no funcrtions save tlronseconferretl by lawv; you x-wssen. in your oilhial ea.acity, notl of the natural rlihts of nwn. You are the slaves (II may i nallowed thie xpressiou) of organic and statutory law. Where, then, can you possibly find the au thority to niiogtiate with the se-called sugar $hed Cornrany in order to establlsh themn for all time as i ssrer Ineteiul of a greater evil on es'eloty ? You have neither the moral nor the legal right to compound the iniquIty or Illegal r. ts of either Indlviduals or cobilnbil tions of nm. If you will hlook back Into iie hlaetry of the rovernment of thils city you tannot fail to aeknowhvlgn that perhaps the most potent caurrse tihe great burt en we now carry has bonl the base slavery of Coun ells to mtonoollra,and their unerring tendoncy to usurp authoritly anI to exercis it in the interests of these Incrub whennver there has arisen an Isue between thoem and honest in duatry. But, granting for the sake of argument, that you have the right to weigh thie c.se quences to commeroc of litigation with this o-c.alled compuany, I contendl that even though they may fe emnabled to Wo on rob blng the people pending a litigation of one, two or threes years, (and assurmly they will not), this result is of small moment rconpared with the fixatlon through vile compromise of the Inertlrs in all timoe; and I am confi dent there Is not one thinking producer of sugar in the State who will not agree with me. The commontst order of plilosophy will prefer a temporary to a permanent evil and wlen the evll is one so great as that which exists its destruction becomes an Im pDrtilve necessity. I beg to remlnd your honoralle bodly that there is no one Interest in the Itate of Lotns lana so Important to all her people as the en gar interest, and to New Orleans it is a mat tr of ncesselty to exert every effort to make herself the market for all that is produced. io far from doing ought to sustain the para altes that woutld faitten otn this great industry by drinking of its lifeo hloo thme (uncl that Is really of the people, and In the interests of the people, should exert every legotimatl e power to strike the evil down, now and for ever. Gentlnmen, the o prortunity afforded you of rising to the heolht of the popular confi dene which electer you is a rare one, Will you satisfy or disa.ppoint it? 1he1 subject of mnunicipal reform Is agitating to-day all the great cities of the world, and the final and cmplete overthrow of monopolies Is, every Where, regar~ h ais thire first and most vital of all steps. In the present contest you enJoy all the advantages. You have an holest judi clary, a righteous cause, the lpoplular support. Can you hesitate, now, and at once, to so nact In these premises as to give aspurancee that under your rule the peoplo's Interest is your first consideration, or will you vitalize other and equally corrupt "ri ns,"' now trembling to theft rture, by entrlng into a compro raise whlcr will, with a single nat, barter away the future prosperity of the sugar in torest, and strike down all hope of any future reforms at your hands ? The answer is with you. I confidently look for a manly and hon oet one. "When a judge deehltes not according to truth, he mnrakes the majesty of tod to dnepart from Israel. But if he juidge according to truth were it only for one hour, it is as if he established the whole world, for it is in judg ment that the Divine presence has Its habita tionl. D. WAIRRN IIttrKEILL, I8t Carorndlot street. New Orleans, Septomber 4, 1877. ....- ,O----lD---- . . GRAND OPERA. A Wagner-Meyerbeer Opera Season at the Varieties. The manager of the Varieties Theatre, Mr. T. A. Hall, has completed arrangements with Mr. J. C. Fryer for a Wagner-Meyerbeer operatic fee tival as an important feature of the coming season in New Orleans. Agents have been quietly active in the principal European cities for some time past and engag.mnnts have been made with artists who have won their highest honors in the works to be produced here. Wagner hmeself may supervise the preparations for the prodno tion of his opera, "Lohengrin." The distin gualhed American tenor, Oharles Adams, who has for nine years been the principal tenor of the Imperial Opera House at Vienna, will appear as the hero of Wagner's work. The "Flying Dutchman" will be produced with Eugenic Pappenheim in her famous role of Aenft, with extraordinary vocal resources and the highest culture. rhis lady possesses dra matic qualifications rarely found on the lyrio stage. Biohard Wagner, the composer, wrote of her In Europe, "The fair haired dents of Mmme. Pappenheim was delightful; she was the North. ern girl of my imagination." The opera of "Omnq-Mars" will be produced for the first time in America. There will bhe three tenore in theoompany, and we are promised that the chorus and orchestra will be numerous and excellent. More Riflemen. The rifle fever seems to be spreading, and those who never before felt the kick of a Spring. _eld now pop at bullseyee with all the nonchal ance of adepts. Last BSunday, at West End, Company 0 and other companies of Louisiana's Own were on hand to contest for a silver cup put up for com petition between members of the Second Begi ment, L. S. M. The following was the score, which will doubtless be improved by next SLn SH. 8'evens, of Company 0.......2 0 3 0 0- 5 P. B. Bell, of Company A.......... 0 3 38 83- 9 E. Brewer, of Oompany A..........3 3 0 8 0- 9 Joe. Duoey, of Company A.........2 0 4 2 2-10 W. Gowland, of Oompany A........0 2 3 0 0- 5 J. R. George, of Company A........0 0 8 0 0- 3 Railroad Personals. BY TIE MOBILE ROUTE. The departures by this route on last evening's train were as follows: John H. Oallier and Frank Shaw, for Bladon Springe; Jules Oaesord, Jr., for St. Louis; Miss E. J. Twomey, J.T. Pigott for Louisville; W.R Onion, for incinnati; Miss L. J. Harris, for Charleston; W. C. Kent, for Lynch burg; Dr. Compton and family for Chicago; Mise L. Ireland. Mrs. J. Ireland, lies A. Ireland and Wm. Denshaw, for Europe, via New York; Miss f E. Austin, ir Nashville. Pearl Noapina. Ask for Roapina and you willigt thn host soap. r8topina continingn no rosin is the bestsoap br.wirhlng woolen goods, can be found at 110 Urdtier street. Messrs. Peyeband A Garcoa, No. 48 Camp street, are well k pwn in this community as well as abroad for the neat and elegant manner in which all work intrusted to their care Isexecuted. Eve rything oan be found in their stationery estab lishment in the way of paper, ink, blank books, pnoils, etc. Messrs. Peychaud & Garcia are en terprising and watchrll being always on the alert fr the latest improvements, and keeping alwaa e on hand everything that a merchant can possibly need. TIlE TREASURY -INVESTIGATIONo,' P. DUIUCLIIT, CAomIKE, AND LAUI iENTII AU6ITUClTE, MOICIrOR AND ADVlMOR, ON THE STAND. And They may There Wss Not Any back Door ausiness Transacted. The committee to investigate the affairs of the State Treasurer's oflie met yesterday. Present, Senators White and Representatves Bauck and Keeting. The first witness caled was V. pUtnUOt.ET, OASIIeIn in the offce named. In answer to various inter rogatories propounded he stated that he had occupied the position of cashier since October, 1808: that his duties were to roelve moneys an d disburse the same; has a general snpervision over the office; was familiar with the business of the office, except the individual work of the bookkeepers. A diagram of Ihe Treasurer's office was shown, which the witness identified as correct, with the various entrances, location of desks, private of fee, etc. It was the witness' business to settle with the tax colleotors; did that upon the order of the Auditor. As far as practicaloble made de posits on the same day settlements were made. The Treasurer determined what, under the law, was receivable in cash or warrants. It was my duty to make that distinction. Payments in money to the credit of the general Mind has al ways been inadequate to meet the general fund warrants. Have tried many ways to GIVE oaxm.fAL eATrnTAcyIOI In paying out, but did not establish a uniform rule. If we made a role to pay out as they osme in, some warrants would have been too large. Have tried every rule Imaginable. Act 81 of 1872 established a rule, but that was abolished by an order of court-that was the first. Another was to pay on presentation, but as it disoriminated against country warrant holders It was changed, but cannot give the exact date. Then through the suggestion of parish judges and others in the country, those warrants were deposited in the fficoe in my hands. That, I think, was in 1875., When the second rule was. in force there WAS NO DEVIATIOw. Don't think it would have been possible. Dur ing that time cannot recollect any person having access to the private office when settlements were being made that would have derived any advn-. tage by being present. There was at the time some friends, every office has Its friends, who had asoee to the office. Will gve you a list. Settle ments are made in my office and warrants are paid there. Don't recollect of a case where a tax collector made a settlement with one or two friends present when the public were excluded. There may have been occasions where a demand was made upon me as soon as the settlement was made with the colletors. Don't, however, remember anyr such owaes re cently. It may have been done a year and a half ago. The publio desk is in the outside office and the public could not be allowed on the inside when settlements were made as I was re sponsible for all errors. There was always war rants on hand to absorb the money paid in to the credit of the general fund. In ease one was at the public desk with a warrant it was sent in to me by speoial messenger and I determined upon them. In my position I am most likely to be oalled on as the cashier more frequently than any one else in the ofice, and yet my offioe is In the back room farthest from the public desk. In many oases partins have made demands wEN rETTLEMENTx WR xn MADnN, prior to a year and a half ago, up to the decision of the Supreme Court. Don't know how much was drawn out in this way, the records will show; the checks will show what was paid out, and the Auditor's orders what was received. Sometimes cash was paid and sometimes checks were given. The warrants will only show who they were made out to and not the party to whom the money or cheek was paid, but the check book will show to whnm every check was made. Generally require the last holder of warrants to indorse them when paid. Don't suppose a great deal of money ~as paid out in that way. Since the rule was adopted have had on die a LARGO AMOUNT OF GENELRAL FUND warrants. We tried to make the distribution as fair as possible. Bome would have large slxed warrants and some warrants for a smaller amount, and I was obliged to pay them as I could with the funds. Another rule was to make an equal distribution, as far as possible, but the change of rules did not materially affect the gen eral diseatlsfaotion. This rule left it mostly with me to judge as to what warrants should be paid,, and I did it to the best of my ability. By Senator White- In oase there were $10,000 in warrants on file in your ofilce, say nine of $1000 each and two ef $500 each, which would you pay first ? The Witness-I would pay the two of $5'0 each first, and in selecting next I would select judges' warrants were they to come in the next day; would select the smallest warrants. Were the TIEAISUBER A Itr4HONEST MAN he might in that way discriminate. It is known throughout the State that this rule was estab lished. In the last report, 1870, the item of 987,924 71, paid on account of 1875, was paid in different amnunts. One printing warrant, I remember, for $8200 was held for a year and over and then paid. Small warrants were also paid. Cannot remem ber whether they were paid over the counter or not. The warrants filed are aways in excess of the funds on hand. Always gave preference to those on file. If one was paid over the counter when this rule was in force the rule was not fol lowed any farther than was praotioable, or as long as PARTIES WERE NOT SATISFIED and took the law lb compel payment. Generally the Treasurer yielded to the de mand, deciding for himself, and because he was compelled to do so by statute. If he had done so the country officials would not have got their warrants cashed. Warrants filed could be with drawn when desired. There was no rule that would give general satisfaction and we followed them as far as possible only. We kept no record of the warrants presented. In some oases the Tro lsurer has told the tax collectors that if they would take certain warrants-judges, etc.-he would receive them in settlement. Don't know of any order being given to any party not a State officer to the effect that warrants that he might purchase and present would be paid, and know of no note to a tax collector from the Treasurer to the effect that such warrants would be received in settlement. In no case is a WARRANT PAID IN CARTI unless the name of the person to whom it is paid is indorsed on the back. The witness explained that, as to the rule, there was an iufluential offi cial of the present State government whose war rant for even last month's salary had been paid while there were similar warrants on file of older dates. The official insasted on its being paid, and if the Treasurer refused he would have made a personal enemy, perhaps, had he not paid the warrant. The witness declined, however, to give the name of the offical. Mr. White thought the explanation should in clude the name, as it reflected upon all the prominent State officials, and suggested that without the name the explanation be not con sidered a part of the teestiony. To Mr. Keeting-Kept no record of warrants filed, but tried to PAY THE OLDEST WARRANTS first. Made a distribution as far as peessible; using our discretion as to the distribution. In some instances where money was to be paid out the courts w'uld, when applied to, leave it to the discretion of the Treasurer, where there were many claimants, whom he should pay. There are many warrants on hand now Some of Abe judges have their warrants with brokers to coilect. To Mr. Back-Never paid any warrants outside of business hours. LAURENTE AUGUSTE CALLED. Is working at the Treaeaurr's office as the Tr.aurt r's sliditor. Am not a licensed attorney. I know somethin of thb law. Am merely em plyed living advice from my common sense. was rmergly a broker; dealt in warrants of all kinds; presented a great many warrants then at the Treasurer's omoe; represented other brokers oftentimes; have been naid rommissions to have warrants paid at the Treasurer's office when a broker. Never told any one that I would collect the warrants for a commission when the parties could not collect them; had no more prelerence at the Treasurer's office than other brokers; was paid mostly in checks made payable to my own order. During the past year have gene to the Custom., House direct from the Treasurer's ofrice; per haps twice a week; was there yesterday. Some people come and bother me about places and go. While in the Treasurer's office I read the law: have seen many people inside the cashier's ofiloe; very many; Mr. Dupre and Mr. Smith here, and many others. Inooe my employment as solicitor, I have not soted as agent, directly or indirectly, for persons having claims against the treasury, or as agent of any person having money to pay into the treasury. Know nothing of the manner in which warrants are paid. To Mr. Keeing--Mr. Dubuclet employs me AND PAYS MB HIMSELF. You know, before this government was estab lished, there was always trouble in the treasury with Kellogg, and the Treasunrer employed me as his adviser. To Mr. White-Bince in office I have not dealt in State warrants at all. nor collected commls sions. Pever gave information to any parties as to moneys in the treaury. I looked FOR THAT BACK con many a time, but could not find it. The diagram of the Treasuerer's offioe was shown witness, who stated that the door leading underneath the Senate Chamber was looked, but was opened on the ninth of January by the po lice. It has been locked since that time. Heard diseatisraetion expressed as tothe Treasurer's manner of paying moneys. No, yesterday the Collector of the First District paid in t000 in warrants and *0 20 in cash, and how can the Treasurer pay where there is so little eash? An executive session was called, when the com mittee adjourned. CAPITOL 4OwMMIP. A Colored Delegation After the Nail of the House of Rtepresentatives. A delegation of colored men, members of the Order of Colored Odd Fellows, called upon Gov. Nicoholls, Lient. Gov. Wilts and Speaker Bush yesterday to make some arrangements, if pos sible, to seoure the heall of the HOUSE Or NEPRsEENTATIVES, in which to hold a Grand Lodge or annual meet ing of some kind, to be composed of the order here and delegations from various parts of the country. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Speaker held a consultation over the subject, and although they had previously decided that the hball should only be used for the purpose of State hereafter, they concluded to strain a point tOR THE OoLOfElD MEl. As the order was not perhaps able to hire a hall, it was deemed best that the colored men should have a place of meeting, even though it be from the hands of those they had voted against, and the delegation was made happy upon being assured that they could have the hall on Octo ber 1. ACADEMY OF MUNIC. Le Commandeer Oaseneuve, the prestidigita teur, who opens the season at the Academy of Music on Sunday evening next, comes here with the most extraordinary recommendations from all the great cities of Europe and America. Ber nard Marius Caseneuve is not only a magician, but as well a man of high culture and of literary and scientific attainments, being hon orary president of the Philoteonic Institute of France, of the literary Pantheon of Naples, of the Academy of Dante of Italy. He has per formed before all the crowned heads of Europe, from many of whom he has received flattering acknowledgements of his powers of magic. In this country the press has bestowed upon him encomiums which even Keller himself never re oeived, and his performances have prompted the critics in writing columns of descriptions of his entertainments. Besides being a master of his art, the decorated prestidigitateur is said to be endowed with almost senpernatural memory. His performances in spiritualism (without spirits) are also said to be most wonderful. A recent issue of the Philadelphia Times devotes an entire col umn to the description of his cabinet tricks. Beyond the shadow of a doubt the Academy will be thronged on Sunday to see Caseneuve, and if one-tenth of what has been said of him be true, he will reap a harvest of greenbacks among us. Personal. Kreeger, the glove man, at 149 Canal street, has returned from a three months' tour to the North and East, and, although somewhat tanned, Is in fine health. Mr. Ohas. H. Schenok, the well known whole sale fruit merchant, left this city on his annual summer tour last Sunday. Mr. Schenok will combine pleasure with business, and, eft r visit ing the principal cities of the West, will extend his trip as far as Penobscot, Maine. lBrevitles. The State Board of Liquidation will meet to day at noon. The match yacht race for $500 a side between the Adelia and the Maggie has been, or will be, arranged today. It is expected that the articles will stipulate that one race shall take place at Bay St. Louis on the 15th, and the other at Mis sissippi City on the 17th inst. A night or two ago, out on Canal street, we heard a very sweet voice of much compass sing ing from a balcony. The voice, we learn, is that of a young miss of thirteen summers and prom ises much for Its gifted possessor. We would warn the youthful singer against singing in the open air, at night especially, and advise her not to pitch her voice so high. short Items. Some time Monday n-ght a man named Landon, an employe of the steamer R. E. Lee, was gar roted and robbed Of $19 50, by a highwayman named Harris at the corner of Franklin and Poy dras streets. Tony tiche was pulled' at the corner of Canal and Bourbon streets, for interferin g with an officer and attempting to rescue a prisoner. For the larceny of $2, in a cell at the third CaOlaboose can be found, Mary Williams. Catharine Francois, for the larceny of clothing, the property of Mme. Williams, was incarcerated in the Fourth Station. Wm. Hoggett was arrested on board the steamboat Era No. 10 and lodged m the Harbor Station, charged with being a dangerous and suspicious character. Lambert Frantz was looked up in the Cen tral station, charged with refusing to assist Ofilcor Geo. Walsh to make an arrest. Albert Harrio languishes behind the bars of the Central Station on a charge of larceny of $19 50. Martin Lee, charged with cruelly beating his child with a rope, was sent to the First District Court under $500 bonds. Charlie M ers, charged by Mrs. Littlefield ~with shooting with intent to kill, was yesterday discharged by Acting Judge Holmes. He had no sooner been set at liberty than he swore out an affidavit, charging Mrs. Littlefleld with perjury. HONEST JOHN.-At 152 Camp street Mr. John Bois holds forthl. He hbs been long and favora tbly known in this community for fair and honest dealing. His furniture establishment is quite an extensive affair. He is now offering his large stock of furniture, some of which Ia very elegant, composed of bedroom sets, parlor sets. patent lounges and chairs, at the lowenst possible prices. Mr. Bois pays spelcial atten tion to the -torage of furniture; also buys and sells second-hand furniture, paying always a liberal cash price. Parties desiring to go to housekeeping would tdo well to call upon Mr. Bois for advice, and save money. Thie finest oysters can be found at McCloskey's re taurant. No. T, St. Charles street. ri,:ce ", cents p"r dozen. MUNIC(IPAL MATTERS. THEI THIRWD DITRICT WHARVI.M. Ansother Reduction in the Debt of the City. We are informed by Col. Lusk, of the firm of Ellermann & Co., that, notwithstanding predic tions to the contrary, the wharves of the Third District will be completed by the 15th October, except, however, the steamship wharf, which is the subject of the consideration of the Burveypr on the locality where this wharf shall be colstruct ed. Mr. Lusk ascribes the delay in oolructing the wharf at post No. 28 to the incapsocity of the constructor. The other wharves will be con structed by the lessees themselves at the rate of about two a week, and to that purpose another pile-driverhas been sent to the Third District, THE CITY DEOT. The report of the Administrator of Accounts shows the following reductions in the debt of the city since the 1st of July last: In Certificates of Appropriation.... $218 19 In Tax Warrants................... 1,000 00 In Interest Coupons................. 12,048 20 In Ordinances, 1873 ... ........... 0,248 47 In Ordinances, 1874 .................. 24,278 03 In Ordinances, 187.................. 24,234 57 In Ordinances, 1870.................. 84,221 18 $102,3113 101 IloNDD DEBT. Premium Bonds........ $150,000 00 Premium Bonds......... 206,019 23-- 800,019 23 Total reduction ....................$458,412 42 Of the sum of $200,019 23 of premium bonds mentioned, above $100,000 have not been actually redeemed, but will be to-morrow according to the advertisements for bids. The reduction in the debt for the first six months Was about $750,000, making therefore, a grand total for eight month of over $1,200,000. THE CITY DEBT on the thirtieth of June last was $21,894,714, which is now reduced to $21,438,803. Between now and the end of the year $800,000 of this amount will have been absorbed in the shape of Waterworks bonds, and $1,200.000 more in the shape of Waterworks scrip by the transfer of the Waterworks to the new company, still further reducing the debt to $19,40,302A, and when it is considered that there are about $2,000,000 of back taxes of the class known as ayailable, the city debt at this writing may be set down as being really only $17,4,88,12. COAL OIt., The Mayor on Tuesday morning received the visit of a representative of the firm of Ohess, orlies & Co. of St. Louis, regarding the storage of coal oil. The firm pro pose to the city to build a warehouse here especially for the storage of inflammable oils, provided the city will adopt an ordinance pro hibiting the storage of such oils in other build ings than those constructed in compliance with the ordinance. sTEAMsRIP WHARVES. It will be seen by the proceedings of the Conn. cil, published in the De.rORAT, that the wharves at the head of Barracks and Esplanade streets, are hereafter to be connected for the use of the Liverpool Steamship Company. Their old wharf (or rather three new wharves to be constructed instead), at the lower cotton press, will be given up to sailing vessels. The request of Messrs. Ranger, Fatman & Co., agents of the torra Steamship Company,that a por tion of the wharf at the head of Erato street be set aside for the use of the company, is based on the statement of the firm that they will soon have eight steamers plying between this city and Liv erp.ool, which is very promising of increased trade. Further promise in this matter lies in the request of the New rleans Jackson and North ern Railroad to be permitted TO LAY SIDE TRACKS on the ride walks in front of their depot on Front street, and a request from the owners of the Misslssippi and Dominion warehouse, at the head of Jackson street, to be allowed to lay a switch in front of their warehouse in connection with the grain trade railroad. TEE NOTARIAL RECORDS of the city were removed yesterday from the office on Commercial Alley to the' room fitted for their reception in the third story of the City aill, where they will be quite convenient for reference and safe from the danger 6f destruction by fire. In this connection it should be said that Col. Penn, Register of Conveyances, had an interview with Mayor Pllsbury regarding the necessity of providing a fireproof building for the preservation of the archives of the Oonveyanoe and Mortgage offices. The Mayor recognizes the necessity of such a building, and will consider the subject. The only difficulty in the way is the want of a suitable building not occupied for other purposes. OAS WANTED. Bome of the residents on Magnolia street, be tween Erato and Melpomene, are desirous of in troducing gas into their houses and shops. The gas pipes now run up to Erato street, on one side of Magnolia street, and down nearly as far as Melpomene on the other side, leaving the two squares intervening unprovided for. It might be worth the while of the gas company to give the matter their attention. THE POIJCE BOARD. This board met at 6 o'clock last evening at the Central Station, Mayor Pilsbury in the chair and a quorum of the Commissionors present. Patrolman J. Foregano, found guilty of drunk enness, was reduced to the rank of a supernume rary. Patrolman E. J. Thomas was up on a new trial on the charge of neglect or duty. As the board had previously decided that Thomas should be dismissed the force for his offense, that opinion was again sustained. Supernumerary R. Poindexter was fined five days' pay for sleeping on his beat. The board adjourned. OUR CANAL f4TREET ANTRONOMIER. The astronomical world of late has been con siderably exercised over the recent discovery of some Martial esatelites, and the Northern press have not as yet simmered down and " let Mars be." It is not only at the North that this excite ment has raged. It has reached this city, and Parker, the well known telescope man of Canal street, has caught the contagion. Last night he was out, and his powerful five-inch refractor was aimed with a Selph's accuracy at that planet. The reporter stepped up, and, after shaking hands with the veteran and indulging in a short talk about parallaxes, semi-diameters. refraction and zeniths, he ventured to ask : How about those satalites of Mars, Mr. Parker ? Could you show up a dime's worth ? Mr. Parker-Shol Sho No, eir! not with this instrument now. I've only got on one hun dred and fifty diameters, and that would not show them. Rep.-Why, Prof. Parkhurst says in the New York Herald, one can see them with the naked eye reflected in a clear mirror. P.-D-on't you know that Parkhurst is that feller that said that a comet some years ago was going to knock the earth into little pieces? No, don't you believe anything 'uout those moons of Mars being seen with the naked eye. Rep.-Leaving Mars out of the case, are the celestial spheres working all right to-night. There isn't anything wrong up there, is there? P.-Well, that's more than I'd l-ke to tell. I've been working for a long time at those stars and I have seen some things I have never seen in print. Why, it's not long since I discovered a comet down by the Custom-House. I mean I was looking from there, and Jupiter got in front of it and I couldn't get it down as fine as I'd like to. Just then an old gent stepped up, and in a shri:l tenor voice inquired, "Mister, what do you charge for a little look at Venus?" P., smiing-Venuse, sir! Yes, sir. Very sorry, but Venus has just gone behind that shed. Old man-Will she show herself again to night? P'.--Hard to say, sir. My experieneo is that when she gets behind that shed she don't come out for some time. It's not a good stand here for an observation, but I have to take it because the street ears shake the telescope In the middle of the street. To the Reporter: We were talking of discov eries. Do you know' I for some time past bare been watching the moon, and I think I've got something remarkable on her. Rep.-What's she been doing ? P.--8hol Nothing! I'm talking serious. When the moon is just at a crescent I have noticed a spot near one of the valleys that looks exactly like a large light-honee. I've watched it time end time again, and it looks like a tall, round lighthouse for all the world. Rep.--Then you think there are human beings up there ? P. -Oan't tell that. What I want you to do is to come down here when the moon is new and take a squint at it, and If you don't say it's a light house you can blow up Orion and bust Aldebaran. CUSTOM-HIOUSE NOTES. AMIMTANT RIECRITAIY OF TIlE TRKEAIURY M'COKtICK REPRlE MlNTL D IN THE Cl TOtM aOUME HMREI. What Packard's Friends May of National Adinlnlitrationi BesiNg Intimidated by IAsulelana Returning Boards. Special Deputy (with full power) Tomanderson had calls yesterday from not much less than two hundred HUNlROY O"FFItE, OAEMeER5, one delegation coming all the way from Point Clear, Ala., where they have been summering, to "see what the show was," as one of them said, "for a soft position." A most striking feature in connection with these calls now is that they are made directly upon the special deputy, the place hanters, with but rare exceptions, ignoring the collector altogether, which would indicate that, the deputy was the head of the institution, so to speak. He received them all and made promises to all that they should be provided for (or fixed) in time, but did not say in how short a time, and sent some away happy with the idea that THEY HAD Or)T IT sUiRE. Quite a number of well known and prominent Republican politicians also called upon the ex vice president of the Beturning Board (and special deputy with power) during the day, giv ing that official all he wanted to do popping around the room from one chair to another, in terviewing each comer and giving each all the comfort he could. It was rumored about the building during the afternoon that Chas. S. Abell, exseeoretary of the Returning board, would, before the end of the present month, be appointed as TH SGeRRxRPONDING CLERIlt in the Collector's office, vice Tomlinson, one of the old force; and, it was said too, that Blan chard, of sewing machine affidavit notoriety, who managed with alphabetical Jewett the State. House sky parlor sewing machine affidavit mann factory, would be appointed to one of the $1800 clerkabips, in place of one of the " ins." It was said also, and is a fact, that Major Robinson, late city editor of the now defunct New Orleans Rle pub/i(on, has been appointed and confirmed as an inspector, and that charges have been madte against F. A. Johnson, another inspector, re cently appointed, and that he has, or will, HAND IN HIS IeillrNATION at once, and his place will be filled without any great difficulty by the Returning Beard. Some one in the building said yesterday that Kellogg's entire list of twenty-nine would be appointed to positions in the building, but this was not confirmed, except as might be inferred from the remark made by the Colleotor a day or two since that there WILL RK 'URTHER CHANtES made, but they are to be made gradually. In this connection and as an example of Wash ington influence in the New Orleans (anstom House, it is stated upon good authority that one of the $1800 per annum clerks appointed a week or more since was placed in position upon the personal recommendation and request of Assist ant Seoretary McCormick, OF THE TREAitSURY DEPARTMENT, and that apotintment not being made in strict accordance with the civil service reform pronun ciamento, the Returning Board have now the ad. vantage, by a large majority, of both McCormick and Sherman. Not only did MoOormick write one, but he wrote two, and perhaps more, letters relative to the appointment, and he may have had an opportunity even to approve an application for an increase in srlary for TH. OGENTLEMAN APPOINTED. As so much was said early in the raid male upon Collector King by Elder Gantt, Tomander son and Wells, it is proper to refer again to the statement publisbed in the DEMOCtRAT at the time that Gantt forced Tomanderson to the front in the raid, and that he had considerable "in fluence" over him in the way of mortgages on property, etc. The Collector made a iquare fight at the time, not caring even for Oantt's threats that he would withdraw from his bond, and after laying the whole matter before the Secretary of the Treasury, giving details, etc., he was sustained by that official AND PRESIaDENr HAVE., as the following letter, published at the time, will show: TREASURY )iDEPAaTMrENT, I Washington, 1). U., August 7, 1877. John E. Kiug Esq., Collector of Customs, New Orleans, La.: .~ir-Your letter of the 84 inst. was duly re oeived: I read it with interest and submitted it to the I'resid' nt, who also read it, and requnests' me to write you that the letter did you great credit, and that you ought to be left to your inde pendent udgment in executing reforms in the Customi ouse at New Orleans. I add my hearty assent tothis proposition. I have no doubt that you are doing your utmost to secure efficiency and reform. The selection of persons to hold office is always a difficult and delicate task. Your motives are likely to be misunderstood and your conduct criticised. and, at best, to turn out any one is a painful and irksome business. You may, therefore, consider yourself instructed, without fear of criticism here, to FOLLOW YOUR OWNi INDEPENDENT JIUDOMENT in recommending persons to be retained or re moved, subject, it is true, to the action of this department, which will only refuse your request upon satisfactory showing. The true rule is to select from your force the very best men for the special duties of their positions, giving to expo rience, personal character and political aflinities due consid ration. Very respectfully, JOH r t SHERMAN, Secretary. Now the tables seem to have been turned, and not only did the three raiders, Gantt, Wells and Tomanderson, INTIMIDATE AND nBULDOozF the Collector, but they even did the same with Hayes and Sherman, compelling both to recede from the position taken in the letter above quoted. Some of the thinkirng Republicans about the Custom-House seem to think that these facts will not be forgotten when Congress meets, and that the policy pursued will not only aid the Blaine, or the anti-Hayes faction, but the fact that by his action he has recognized his indebt edness to the Returning Board will not gain for him ANY SOUTHERN DEMOCRATIC SUPPOLT when Blaine opens the war on him. Packarr's friends seem to enj ;y the predica ment Hayes and Sherman have got themselves into, and oneof them, in commenting upon it yes terday, hoped that they would be given all the lati tude possible before October 15th and intimated at the same time, that the New York Cornell matter would BOTHER THE ADMINISTRATION as much as would its late a7tion relative to New Orleans Custom-House matters. Gold Soapina. If you don't find Soapina whih is marnirap thurod with borax the best of a I .onIap, J If. KIl ler, 110 Oravio.r s~tret, the inventor and pat]ent!ee, Will Ipay you double the price. you paid fr it. MoClosksy's restaurant. No. 70 St. Charles Atro:t, is furnishing board at $7 per week. Household furniture, bil's recivablo, r"ow wagon, cart. pt., at auction this day, for aeco int of thelr ursiion of Mrs. AuglstI Mahnken. ry Nash & Hodgson, auctiouners. See advertise nriont. (livn a wide, ol0 untry plai.c, With vines an porches plenty; A youth with a sentimental face, And a maiden under twenty. Given the idle lingering d(ays Of thc sw n mid)lumrmer weather, The two in search of shady ways, " Ily chlancoarn t hrown together, Ilehold, outvying every bloom, (Ip springs the Edue flower! Whose leaves may hold a life's perfume. I r wither in an hour. ([Detroit Free Press. - - -* - Whenever the great standard of the Prophet is unfurled the fn.lthftd will, by Mahomnolan eanonlcna law, be exempt as in dltvidua.ls or a nation from payment of their (ebts for an Ideflinlte period-.a Pnientt Ecsto,.t thlat dates ,bak to the to tury. (ill and ae I if MC'(,loskey's rests a nt,'No 71 rt. Iharls street, hts pot the finest oysters aI t 2a 'cats por doire,. A most distres Ing and fatal aceldept occurred near Macktille, Saturday, the particulars as near as we can gather being as follows: Thomas Shelby, Jo Thomas and H. E. Shannon, while ridng along the public road on their way to attend a political convention at Macko vllle, were very much annoyed by a dog's barking at the horses which they were riding. Young Shelby pulled his pistol and fired at the dog without effect. Thomas then drew his pistol and fired, but through some unaccountable cause the ball took effect In Shelby's spine, producing almost Instant death. Young Shelby's death is greatly deploredagd by none more than Mr. Thomas, the ac cidental cause of his untimely death. His demise casts a deep gloom over the whole community in which he lived. He was possessed of the most amiable/ and generous qualites, and his untimely` loss will not soon be forgotten.-- S. in Vicksburg Herald, August 29. --- - -0--1 OC---- -- --- - Ht"von dollars a we-k is all that. MeClrkevy asks for board at his restaurant, No. 7o Mt. Charloes stret. CARPET WAREHOUSE, 17...... .......Chartres Rtre t d.............. I Stock at greally reduced prices for cash. We are now offering our large and chotle stock of CARPET~H OIL CLOTH MATTING WINDOW 8HADIE. CURTAIN MATERIALBS et., at a great reduction of prices, Parties wishing to purchase or to Inform themselves will find it to their interest to call and examine our stock antid orces. se2 u&kWo A. BIROUMHEAU. & MON. LIVERPOOL COTTON PRESS, (FO)RMEIRLY IEADING PRESS), Corner or Erato and Front streets. STANLEY & CO,. 90l iW* LUMBEL I CABINS ! LUMBER ! The undiersigned are still offering their itock In trade at lowest rates. The prices of their celetbrated CARRF. PLtNTATION CABINS have b,,nn so redu,'led a to be within reach ol all. tMend for prir, lists. W. W. CARRE & CO.. d.so Delord street, snl tf New Bnein, New Orleans. Roome of the Joint Committee on the Examination of the Afltair of the Treasurer's OMfee. I'rArTm Iotms, Nnw Orleans, August sri, 1877. The Joint' Committoo appointed under Joint Resolution No. 134, to examine the affairs of thr Treasu roer's office under the late admlnistration r,f the St ate government. Is ngw in session at the state,-Hollse. The public are respectfully reqluested to give in to the cotmmitten any Infor mtlion pertinent to the Investigation which thiey may have. The ecretary of the commit teo will Ie found at, the rooms daily from 11 o'clock till 2. to whom Information may he given. or to the Chairman, or the members of the com mitteo. E. D. WHITE. Chairman, ito Common street. H. H. BUCK, Cotton Exchange Building. C. W. KEATING, No. 5 South street. E. K. R5KtwNNi. Seroetary. anal 2w WIL"ON, ('HILiS & CO.. I'JIILADELI'HIA WAGONS,. CASTTS, ETC. REPOSITORY ON, 70 and 72 Carondelet street, Tlanve on hand ta large aMsorltmnt of Cane and otlh r WAGONS. CANE CARTH for two. thro', arld four mulles. Light and Heavy OX CAITS. atr)l ll(, all other articles in Hint line. at LOW I'I ICEH. All works gunranteld. rs4 Im '10 TEAiERSN. MR. G1. hI. GORDON, principal J.Tkson Boys' ,School, ht!as ',,nrld cr'lses for teachers pIre.pr ing for the .e'tptermc!nbr examination, at the schoollhous on Magazine street. Terms, $a a month in adlvance. The classes will continue up to the dlay of examination. so2 2p THE CELEBRATED GLENN WAUKESIIA MINERAL SPRING WATER. GEO. MoCLOSKEY, SOLE AGENT POR LOUISIANA. For sale at 83 St. Charlesstreet, under Masonicl Hall, and 121 Canal street. Touro Building. So1 7t 2dp DELIN UENT TAXPAYER4., In addition to advancing money for the pay ment of taxes, under act 96 of 1877, we will pay city taxes of 1875 and prior years at a LAIRGER DISGOUNT for cash than Is usually offered. We will sell scrip orders in sums to suit any bill at lowest prices. CITIZENS' SAVINGS BANK,. aull linm 2 22 Baronn'o street. PEABODY HIlGH SCf09I, FOR YOUNG LADIEf, WITH PREPARATORY DEPARITMENT. K. R. MHAW, Principal. No. 6I7 Coliseum itreet, corner Mt. Mary. The Fifth Annual .assion opens on Monday. Se,t4mbsr 17, 1877. For Circuars apply to the ad inlpral, at the school, from 0t to II a. m. anmi. 3 toi p i m, or to JAMES A. GRESIIAM, No.:0, CamLp strict. . - I lm eod COMMERCIAL AND CLASSICAL ACADEMY 247 St. Charles street. opposite Tivoli Circle. T. S. DABNEY, Jn., Principal, Successor to Hon. R. M. Lusher. THIRTEENTI! SESSION OPENS MONDAY,. SSepe mb.er 3, 1877. English branches. Natu ral Sciences. MIatremnatics andl Modern and An cient Langulages taught. For elrculars, contain i g te.rms and t.stimonials. apply at the Acade my rad leai ni book stores. anu 92m cod W. W. FARMER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, MONROE, LOUISIANA. Practices in the parishes of Ouachita, More house and Richland. Claims taken for colle-. tion in all other parishes, with privilege of man. auing same in connection with attorneys resid ing there, aoso eThuly