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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF 'HE STATE OF LOTMISIAA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANB. VOL. II---NO. 253. NEW, ORLEANS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. not rrrl\ ýnnrr ý tr lil ýMu u ... . n _... ., v .I,, n..«.-f.Iw. l -lr -.A-- _---IL..u_- -.--l.- .t-_.--- - - «... .. - - - _-_ _-..__.___.. -.___. POLICE VI(GILANCE. ANOTHER PERNON C;aARGED WITH MURDER VIMITS NEW ORLEANS. Which Makes Three In the hort Perioted of Sxaty Days, and Not a single One Arrested. The er*4s of justice have often been defeated, too often for the good of a community ambitions of being olassed among the law abiding. This condition of affairs owes its origin to many causes. Prior to the war when the administration of Jo aicali affairs was controlled by men whose only ambition was a record of merit, our city may well have felt proud of its reputation. Subsequent to that event, however, which turned the scale in favor of negro enfranchisement and carpet-bag supremacy, our community became morally a bhese. With a victorious enemy same mfen SAD, VICOWS 3e5 ;da llm b& a s gtean, am I -aniEIi Sir Inpulse was to govern, not in accordance with law and Justice but through a method which Luolfer inaugurated In heaven and which ended for him on the other side of Paradioe. Even almost to the present day has this con dition of affairs hbld lull sway. Our pubio cof fore have been plundered, our widows and or plans have been despoiled. Murder and rapine have held their own, and stern justice, in the face of an Imploring community, has sat with a placid conntenance and a pliant hand, the friend of thieves and murderers. The political complexion of every community must meet aohange. We have abided our time and it has come. We had anticipated that the radical difference of opinion between our former oppressors and those to the manor born, which has ended in restoring the governing power to our own people who have struggled for noble princlples-we had hoped that it would bring forward into office men willing and anxious to exert their best endeavors in behalf of the peo ple whoe whose servtnts they are. In many respects we have hot been disappointed. But have '" been as fortunate as regards the efficieney of d4 police ? The poliee records of New Orleans are perhaps one of its most interesting features, painfully so for those who have suffered, and while we must depreeste the sad necessity which compels us to recall what is past, yet in the xINTasZeZT 01or acsus, whose servant as a public journal we are, it would not be consistent in us to decline our share of the work we have planned for others. Probably during the past eight years no city m the Union can recall so many eases of murder which have gone unpunished. Men have been shot, stabbed and done away with for no graver reason than an angry word, and the perpetrators of these crimes have escaped with impunity, re turning after a lapse of time, ocooupying them. selves In the daily vocations of life, unmolested. A oase in point was the sbo)ting in 1876 OF Ozen IROERTS, whioh occurred during the political campalan. Notwithstanding the facts elicited at the coro ner's inquest, no earnest effort was made to ar reast the perpetrator of the deed. The pollee a-. thorlties in thoes days, and their meroenares, ease only adjunct of a huge political maohie, and only professed to be the guardians of i s. tice. The facts connected with the murder, which occurred on the night of the 27th of June, 1876, at the wigwam of the Ninth Ward Central OCmb, on Dauphine street, between Desire and Elmira, are as follows: The meeting was a special one, called by Mr. Ferdinand Dudenhefer, president, who took the chair. Some one in the room opposed to Duden hefer asked that he step down, as articles of im peachment were pendinog against him. This motion was voted down on the ground that no articles had been presented. The charges were then presented and read, when a motion was made and carried to appoint a committee of seven to investigate the charges. The appoint ment of aoommnittee did not suit the opposing facticn, who desired to hear the charges then and there, with a view of impeachment. The meeting adjourned amidst the greatest excitement. Roberts, the deceased, who was a quiet, industrious man, was standing on the platform near Dudenhefer when a party ap proached the platform, and addressing himself to Roberts, said, "I can prove you voted the Be. publican ticket at the last election for $10." Roberts replied that whoever said he had !led. The words had barely escaped his lips when a man with a black mnustache, who afterward proved to be .EAN ROI0DORIE, pul'ed a revolver from his pantaloons pocket, and fired, the bullet taking effect in Roberts' right temple. Roberts fell as soon as he was shot, and was carried to his residence, on Craps street, where is lingered until the next day, and died. At the time of the shooting no one present seemed to know, or rather, cared to give the came of the assassin. But at the coroner's investiga tion, Mr. Dudenhefer gave the name, a.d teeti fled that it was Boisdore, and that he had seen him fire the fatal shot. Numerous witnesses who were present and saw the shooting did not know -Boisdore by name, but described him, and said that they would be aile to identify the man. The anlloors who were present at the investigation immediatelv started out to arrest Boisdore, but he was not to be found. It was learned that he had left town on the day after the killing, since which time he has man aged to evade arrest. Some months ago, evi dently thinking that the matter had been forgot ten, he returned to N~w Orleans, and but a few days ago was seen in a grocery store on Louisa street, in the Third Distriot. by several persons, one of whom mentioned the fact to a brother of the man whom Bolisdore had killed. Sinoe the era of the PUrRCIAgED PARDONS OF NELIOOCiD we have organized a police of our own, but uingularly enough (as in two other similar cases reported in the DEMOCRAT within the past sixty d vs,) the new guardians of the peace of this community are still ignorant of the presence of B3oiedore in New Orleans. This condition of affaire is certainly not encour. eging for the future, and at any rats, it is not destined to east any lustre upon the boasted in telligenoe and shrewdness of the supLrior ofBoers of the force and its detectives. G`9 THE BOOTH FAILtY. ,'ollectlons of a Family of Great Actors -d of Some of Their Contemporaries. i BDY K-. u; w a tow days ago in one of the city papers 0'ticle on the Booth family. It has suggested eI to write down my recollections of that ex ,dinary family. I will do it briefly. oinsu Junius Booth was born in the city of tdon, of German parentage. He was by a Hebrew, but did not live up to his reli . In early life Booth joined a theatrical com }9 anl went over to Holland and Germany, hing with indifferent success. He re ,'ied to England and traveled in the livinces for many years, but finally set d In London, andbocame very popular. When :dmund Kean made his great hit at the Drary dane, he knocked the old stage coach style of oting into small pieces. It cansed John Philip .emble, Young and other lesse or lights to hide heir diminished heads under a bushel. Kean, ºy his magnetic style, struck the public, and he ' awoke one morning and found himself famous." Whom Such men as Byron, uazlett, Brougham, Moo'e, Sheridan. McCauley, Jeffreys and Sidney umitll courted him in their soelety he must have been reat. Booth had the same style, the same figure, the same sutural manner. They were both magnetic In their acting, they were rivals, and were PITTED AOAINeT ZAGH ertlEB by the managers. They were onoe unfortunatel' put in the same oast-one played O1ieltl, and the other Iago. Kean happened to be sober, while Booth was drunk. Kean won the day or rather the night. Just about that time Price, the American manager of the Drury Lane and Park Theatre of New York, offered Booth an engagement in America, which was accepted, and Booth came over, leaving his first wife and bringing with him a girl who sold lowers in Covent Garden. By her he had live children: L. Juninus Booth, a daughter Edwin Booth, John Wilkes Booth, and Joseph booth, who used to be treasurer of Booth's Theatre. The atoqr married a come dian named John Sleeper, who goes by the name of . one ort by Ed. bth, t he i ot prove much of a sue oees and returned to England, and now manages a theatre in London. As to Dr. Booth, of Charles ton, I never heard from him. I lived in Baltimore for nearly ten years, just around the coroer from the old man's, and used to sit and talk, and par ticulirly listen to him. He was a true Democrat, a free thinker upon religions matters. I remem ber that he usneed to say, "I was bart in England, but I am for all that an American. JisBU OHRIST WAS noRN in sstable; that is not saying that he was a horse." The old man Booth was a scholar. He read Greek, Latin and Hebrew, and was per fectly conversant with the Koran, the Talmud and the Bible. You will remember how he appeared at the Orleans Theatre, on Orleans street, then under the management of Davis. He played in French some of the plays of aollere anD Bacine, and his success with the native and French population was immense. Booth's broken nose was due to a mad wag, a fellow actor Amed Tom Flynn, while they were in Charleston, 8. O. It happened during a drunk en spree, when a quarrel arose and Flynn struck Booth with a hand iron on the nose. Both were oraly drunk. Booth, although he carried the mark to his grave, never bore Flynn any malice, for, as he told me, Flynn was one of the best of good fellows. Booth was a fine domedian as well as a trage dian, and frequently PLAYED THE COUNTRY CIOWN, in the farce of "The BRview"--Jnhu Lump, and sang the popular song of the day, The I'oacheer. He also played Terry Sneak, a oen-pecked hus band, In the farce of the "Mayor of Garrett." It was very funny. He made him a cross-eyed fellow who allowed his wife to beat him with her parasol. He was a kind hearted man, agood pro vider for his family, and lived upon his farm near Baltimore, and would sell his potatoes and tuor nips in the market or from his cart during the day, and then play "Richard" at night. One night I remember seeing him come on the stage in the first act to speak the lines "Now is the winter of our discontent," with a lighted oigar in his mouth. You may picture to yourself the effect. I first saw Booth play at the Waisut Street Theatre in 1829. He appeared as Pierre to T. n. Hamblin's af~ler in Otway's great play of "Ventice Preserved." Old Jefferson the grandfather of Joe, was in the cast as Renlt. It. was a great nerformance throughout. Shake speare was of course, Booth's favorite author. I have seen him frequently as Richard Ill, lago, John Lump, Jerry Sneaks, ir Odies Overreacht Romeo, The Stranger, Shyiloak, Maobeth ran pierre, and in tzitier have I over seen him equaled. He was a very sareles dresser, not at all graceful in his gestures, and generally very slovenly in appearance, but when you looked Into his intellectual face, you forgot all the rest. Hi. acting was ENTIRELY WITHOUT TRICK. He was an actor, and required the aid of no caloium lights or new scenery or dresses to make his acting tell. As to his being always drunk, it is untrue. I have seen him plays sober engage ment for three weeks. He was only a periodical drinker. The last time I met him, it was in Charleston, 8. ., In the winter of 1852. Edwin (we called him Ted then) was withhim, taking care of the old man. We met at the Pavilion Hotel. An Indian woman happened to come to the door carrying on her back a Joad of light pine wood for sale. I remarked, "Lo, the poor Indian," Booth took up the lines and read them as I had never heard them read before, and I am certain I have never heard since. Booth made a very good, or very bad, attempt at murder once. It is a true story. When a young man he was playing at Brighton, England. A slack r pe performer was performing at an op position theatre. The acrobat had the best of the public, which di-gusted Booth so much that he went over to the theatre where Signor An tonio Diavolo (that was the rope dancer's name,) was performing. Of course he got drunk before going there. He hissed the performer and was turned out of the theatre. Afterwards meeting Diavolo on the street he called him a mountebank, etc.; they had a fight and Booth got badly licked. Subsequently they met again and made it up and had slipper together. After parting An tonio was shot while on his way home, but survived his wound. Booth left England, and they did not meet again until many years after to P;dladelphia. Antonio died subsequently in St. Louis. Philip and alphonse, his sons, keep a saloon under the Olive street Hotel in cSt. Louites. They told me toe story and still have in their possession the bullet with which THEIR FATHiER WAS SHOT. Elwin Booth traveled with his father all over the country playing small parts with him. In Cali fornia, a prompter, (Ben Baker) took Edwin in charge, and traveled all over the mining towns and then in San Francisco,where he made a great deal of tame and money. Old Booth left for the East, played his last part in New Orleans, and started for home on the Chenoweth, and died on board near Louisville, Ky. His remains were taken to Baltimore. "Ted" went to the Semdwich Islands and came back to the States, acquiring more fame and more money, still under the management of Ben Baker. Wm. Burton was the firsPt to bring E Iwin Booth before the New York publio. He proved a success. Fortune emiled upon him and he put $230,000 in his theatre on Fourteenth street. Here he failed to make money and became a bankrupt. Ted, however, can oonsole himself with the knowl edge that Oharles W. Maoready, Charles Kean and Charles Kemble made the same mietake trying to educate the public up to a proper APPREGIATION OF THE LEGITIMATE; Jarrett, Palmer and Whestleymade$120,000 with the moral and classical drama of the "Black Crook." Wheatloy retired from management with $400,000 in his pookets after beggaring himself for four years with "Hamlet," "Rich elieu," and the like. Eiwin Booth married an actress by the name ot Mary Devilo, who died young. She left an only child, Edwina, who still lives; his second wife was Miss Mary MoVicker, an adopted child of James E. McVicker, the Chicago manager. Ted is at present a teetotaler, but formerly was a solid drinker, and in company with Billy Barry and Dave Anderson, saw the inside of the San Francisco watoh-honses not a few times. JOHN WILKE9 IOOTH JUUZ "1LiiEs ROOTH was the handsomest man I ever saw. He was Apollo and Hercules combined; quite unaffected in appearanoe or manner, and possessing an eye capable of more expression than any man I ever conversed with; liberal to a fault and beloved by his fellow actors. I never shall forget the last words he said to me. We had been drinking after the performance of "Richard III;" it was at the Planter's in St. Louis. Ben DeBar, Corri and oth ers were in the party. We got him to his bed room at last, but he said, "Let us go down stairs and get another drink." No, no, John; said I, go to bed; you have had enough. "Don't call me John," said he, "call me Jack." "Good night," said I, for the last time, for in a few weeks I learned by the wires that John Wilkes Booth had committed a blunder, more than a crime-killed Lincoln. Lucius Junins Booth, commonly called June, married Ben DeBar's sister, by whom he had a lovely and aooomplished daughter-Blanohe. He aeserted the mother and child. Poor Ben took her n obharge, and supported and ed.uoted her. June went to OCalifornia, made a fortune by acting and gambling. Edwin is in the full poe *masion of his talents, and made $50,000 last meson with John T. Ford, of Baltimore. Should the pable get tired of hit acting Homlel, Riche lieu and other legitimate parte he can console himself with the fact that be can pla in a lnstrel band, as he i a very fine banjo per former, as he often appeared before a dicern ing public in that role with John 8. Clark, at a twelve and one-half cent show in Baltimore. WAM IT AN ACCIDENT OR A MuIDER 7 Vour Men EO Out FJshlng and One of the Party Myeteriouily Dliappears. At 8 o'clock Saturday night a party oonasiting of Mack MoLaughlin, Anthony Edwards, Wm. Wright and John Lang, took a skiff at Mllneburg and rowed out in the lake for the purpsee offih - lot. "Mare out E-L.Lughlio uddeblf easp peered. When the three men who were left in the boat returned to shore they reported to the police that while they were asleep MeLaughlin disappeared, and they supposed he rolled out ef the skiff and was drowned. OCapt. O'Neil took each one of the men into his private otffe and interviewed them separately. Wright stated that when he woke lip Lang and Edwards were pulling ihe skiff ashore. Edwards stated that when ho woke up Wright and Lang were asleep and McLaughlin had dis appeared out of the boat. LIng was so inebriated that he could not make any statement at all. As the statembnts of these men were so con flioting, Oapt. O'Neil looked them all up, and will to-day make affidavit charging them on suspicion with having foully dealt with McLaughlin. WHO DID IT? NeoOne seemr to Know, But Neverthelese scrtt Wilson Was ~shot Twire. At 10 o'clock last night, while Patrolman Clements, of the Second Precinct, was conveying a negro named Scott Wilson to the station-house, the negro was shot twice, once in the left side of his face, near the neck, and once in the back or the nook. Dfltoer Olemehts states that he made Wilson a prisoner at the corner of Clio and Franklin streets; that the prisoner walked quietly along with him until he reached the corner of Terpas chore and Caroundelet streets, when he resisted and succeeded in wrenching from him (the officer) his club, and dealt him a blow over the head which brought HIM TO EARTH. The prisoner then made off. The officer, as he states, recovered from the blow and started in chase of his man, at the same time calling assistance with his whistle, which was responded to by several policemen and citizens. When on Terpsichore between Baronue and Dryades streets, the fugitive negro took refuge in an alley way, and was seen to have a pestel in his hand. He was followed into the alley by the police and citizens, and diaing the excitement a pistol shot was fired by some one in the crowd, which struck the negro in the left side of the face. The above is Officer Oilements' statement, but the prisoner, when taken to the Charity Hospi tal, was found to have been shot, and the pecu liar manner the ball ranged showed that he was first shot by a party standing i Rdnt of him, and subsequently by some one sanding at his bick. Both wounds are OF THE SAME SIZE, and show that it must have been done with the same weapon. Officer Olements only accounts for one shot be ing tired. The negro when he ran into the aley, it is said, was seen to have a pistol in his hand. There is no charge at the station of carrying a concealed weapon against the prisoner, nor no one seemed to know what became of the pistol that Wilson was seen to have in his hand when he retreated into the alley. The prisoner, when at the hospital, made a statement to a DEMOCRAT reporter, in which he stated that a polloo officer shot him, and gave a perfect description of a man which answers to that of Officer Cloments. The wtound. d mitn although shot twice was se verely though not dangerously wounderd. 'FIRO MOOR. . Extra Practice at the lhort Range. The long range practice at the Crescent City Rifle Park was participated in by several ama teurs yesterday, but no accurate scores were kept. Badges for the best military practice were con tested for by the Continental Guards, Washing ton Artillery, Louisiana Field Artillery, Vaudry Rifles and Mitcbell iifles. TWO HUNDRED YARDS~-OFF IHAVD. First Prize-Capt. Wm. Pierce, Continental Guards, 38. Second Prize-Lieut. P. W. Mulqneeny, Mitchel Rifles, 34. Third Prize-E. F. Perilloux, Continental Guards, 33. The next best scores were made by Lieut. C. A. Thiel, Continental Guards, 80; J. M. Bourg, Company B, Washington Artillery, 29; T. C. McQuithy, Continental Guards, 29; Jules Piffant, Battery U, Louisiana Field Artillery, scored 34, but lost the second prize by being challenged on his third shot. Lient. P. W. Mulquneny, at 500 yards, open eight, lying down, made 5 5 3 8 4 5 5 4 3 5-42. Fire. At about 1 o'clock yesterday a fire, the work of an incendiary, originated in the frame cottage house, No. 262 Bieuville street. The property, which was owned and occupied by Mrs. Ca.nibs, was damaged to the extent of $250. The property is insured for $1400 in the Mutual Insurance Company., the furniture in the same company for $400. Short Items. At a quarter to 10 o'clock Saturday night Oficoer Meyers shot a rabid dog on Jena street, between Constance and Laurel, the animal having bitten a laboring man who was working on the street. At twenty minutes past 4 o'clock Sunday morn ing Celestin Hardin, while under the influence of liquor, attempted to stop a runaway horde and %as knocked down. The wheels of the wagon passed over his head, body and legs, breaking his right leg. He was taken home by his friends. George Donaldson was immured in the Third Station, charged with having property in his pos session supposed to have been stolen. Bertha Gorth and Bertha German were lodged in the Third Precinct charged wi'.h being fugi tives from the House of the Good Shepherd. Having property in his possession supposed to have been s o'en is the obarre that holds John Benjamin in the Third Precinct Station. Mr. Johnson alleges that he was robbed of $22 by one Fannie Hecks, at the house No. 43 Nortn Basin street. The police made a search for Fannie but found that she had flown. James F. Fitzgerald was lodged in the Central Station charged with climbing up the gallery of the store No. 2 Tchoutitoulas street, and also with carrying a concealed weapon, to-wit: a revolver. Staub still furnishes all with the latest war notis, in pen and pencil. He has allthe North ern and Western papers, all the penny papers and aJll thu pictorials. English and American. Harper's Weekly, McGee's Weekly. Puck, Frank Leslie. Saturday Night. Police Gazette and, in fact. everything to makeo dull times lively and hot weather cool. SWELLS AND ANDERSON. HOW TIE F IIIIlE'I ED THE QUIETF PEOPLE O@ MANSFlIELD, O. "Whwre Cars We Gel a Drink 7" [Toledo (Ohil) eanday Jonrnsl.J MANs.FHEa , O., Aug. 83---Nothlng ibis year excert the Murphy movrement, his creantl so much erxitermtent and started )o mnch spocutlionr as the rooet visit of Wells and Anderscam of tie Louisiana RtIturnirrg Board, acconipanied by their bondrmaani; the rebel Geon. (mantt. They came very unex pectorily. Let me hIro remark, ihv'wever, tiht previous 3o their arrival they bad an on ga ennnt to mert ifHn. John H'lMrman at C(if go. Hubr.quently this engagement was changed to Put-in-Bay and aftwr that there was no engagnmoernt. Why Hecretary Mnher man failed to meet theme parties I am unable tieay, but I kQnw 8aeretary S8herman did ýt . a"n. -..a.n running out to Mansfield, urftr the departure of the Illustrious trio Meeretary She.rman took to Washingtonn. I also know that previous to the arrival of these distinguished New Orlnano visitor)s, So~retary Sheorman did rot, anticipate going to Washington until, after the lstoo Septern her. The party arrivedl here one week ago and droeve up to to t Wilor House. Rush Field met them, at the door with an elaborate smaile and withl a very grave air weloo.nmet, theta to his commrrodious hotel. lie took them to Ih cler gynrun, as there was a Lutheran Convention then in session here. The tallest of the three went ap to the register anid put diown his name it. (tant and two frields, New Orleans. Then one of the party saild to. 'ield, "Where man we got something to drink?" Rush, nAtwith standring the Murphy movement, pointedi thrnm out a wet place and they dieparted. Returning, the party called for a hack. Wells whispered in the hack drlivr's .ar, "Ih) you know where John Shormanan livew?" "I do," said Jehu. "Then drive us there," saui Wells. The party returned to dinner in about one hour, andl Rafter dinner the same hack driver returned, and they again interviewed John Sherman for two and a half hours. Then they asked for the first trrin for Washington, whlch was 9 o'c:lok pp rm. They called for one room and retired. At about 5 p. mi. the party came down stairs. At which time it Isrname noised around town that Wells anl Anderson were there, and at least 1000 ex cited citizens had! gathered around the Wllor House. The party then settled their bill took a back and drove to the Baltirmro and Ohio depot. The next dlay at noon, John Sherman started for Washington. Tire trial of Wells and Andirsuon comnies off (Oct. er 1, and I have the authority to state that Kellogg has two letters from Sherman saying if Louisiana was counted for Hayes, tihe new Admilnistration would both take care of and protect the Returning Board. Of course, I have no positive knowledge of tihe business of Wells and Anderson, but there htas twin srein fearful guessing here for tile past Weekt. (hE BU hIc. IOUTHERN NEWS. LouliLana. The new wharf at Donaldsonville is now completely finished. The new jail of Terrebonne has been finish ed, and turned over to the polloe jury by the contractor. Donaldsonville is throatened with stiltj. ot.er paper 77Tu (itOrred- M n i Bara will ,e weekly and religious-Methodist. Crookedness in the accounts of Hon. Oscar Holt, treasurer of the late Board of School Directors in West Baton IRuge, Is charge(l. About fifty acres of the finest cane on the plantation of Messrs. (. & M. Feitel, in As cension, was blown flat on the ground by the wind one dlay last week. The plan to build a branch railroad from Morgan's railroad, to Thibodlaux seems to have fallen through. The town council has declined to grant the bonus asked for by the road. Tihe lnnlth still continues in Assumption. Vegetables are blighted, and a short sugar crop is threatened unless there is pleinty of rain. On Thursday the first rain for ten weeks came. G(eo. Rlien, constable, attemptl to arrest a colored man namlned Virgin Whitmnore, living on Shlpp's Bayou plantation, in Tensas parish, for an attemlt to mnurlaer his step-daughte r. Whitnmore resented arrest and was shot and killed. A negro man, name unknown, working near Napoleo,nville, getting staves out of the swamnp for I,. W. Iike, became very much heated by the work, and ldrinking some cold water while thus heatedl, died almost in tantly therefrom. The Terrebonne Progrenss thinks the sugar crop of that parish will be larger than it has been for years. More land has been planted this year than last. Every planter, the Pro Iress goes on, that we have c(onversed with, declares that the yield this year will be greater than that of last year. The Attakapas ry'listir declares that the laboring elements of St. Mary propose to or ganize a workingmen's party in that parish. O(ne of the main Issues they wish to fight is the Sunday liquor law, lately passed by the police jury of the parish, to which law they are bitterly opposed. Our parish prison has been condemned for a long time, but a prisoner named Hilaire, accused of larceny, remained In it of his own free will and accord for several months, and until those dead cats were thrown into the sink near the jail. He could not stomach that and left his lodgings last Monday night.- I Lafayette Advertiser. A colored woman living on the Pecan Grove place in St. Mary lbicame much incensed against her liege lord, and while he was standing thinking over their last quarrel, she came sbehind him, and with one grand sweep with that formidable and favorite weapon of the race, the razor, (iut his throat from ear to ear. lie dropped dead on the instant. On her being taken prisoner she seemed much .astonished at the turn affairs had taken, and expressed ntuch grief, and said it was all done in play! A correspondent of the ,S'ufar BotIl at Mor gan City gives the followigti Enoch Arden case: "About three years ago a Mr. Murphy left his wife at Morgan City and went to the jet ties to work. Soon he was reported drowned. His wife mourned his loss, and in the mean time accepted the love and hand of one Mr. Cunningham, a steward on one of the Morgan line ships andr they were duly joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. Last week, while; Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham were engaged in a family talk, in stoppaed Mr. Murphy, husband No. 1! Husband No. 2 recognized hinm at once not knowing but what he had just ar rived from the spirit land, as his pale coun tenance indicated. They had a parley, and the matter remains unsettled, as far as we kntow." The Parish Convention called by the police jury to consider the question of keeping the roads and levees in repair, and to devise some plan for attaining that object under the new State law held its session at the Court-House in Donaldsonville, last Tuesday. There were twenty-eight out of thirty-two delegates present. B. O. Ayraud was selected as chair man, and H. . O.Minor as secretary. Joseph Gonzales was then clected permanent presi dent. A committee was appointed, which suggested the following sysl..n: 1. Let every man keep up and repair his own road. 2. Let the police jury call upon one of the State engineers and ascertain what amount will be required for the keeping in repairs of the levees of this parish. 3. When the amount aecessary for the above p.rpose shall have been ascertained let the polics jury a rkrte what amount of parish iq"enses for L87s ea be crAlietol, appropriate that amount towards the abvoe purpose amn if thery oaly wnl, they can a s refliy ol,tain the written application of a manjority in vahue of tile tax payer" of this pariah to kley Ia spe ctal tax for the balaner, that will be n.estsary to protet this parish from overflow, under M'etion 1O~ of act No. G( of 1977. The report of the Ccommilttee was thl~a sub mitted, and unanimously adoptmnt. A black man, was arrest el for theft Ihs(sm treville last week and a white man for mur der, said to have ooen conmnittitl thro. years ago in the swamp, by throwing a black man off a skiff and drowning mrn. The wh.to rjman was turned over to two citizens who were not members of the temrperatre organi zation, and the coneeqouence was that the whit man escaped, while thr negro was hold fast by the clutches of the magistrate. The colored man's friends, learning of the situa thin of affairs, became much. exctto4 there ý r f'honi hild not be hold prisoner, and kt! and behold they arrm.d themselves with clubs arnl brlckhats ,oyi,ter shells and various other artliles of warfare, aad aulvanced to , the attack. But it scenms that a few of the young men of the town were on the alert, hadl themselves on a war footing, and told the colorerl Ieple that if they ma.1e the attruk they would settle the balance. It was all ended in a most ignoml niorue retreat by the attacking party, and the thief I belleve is in jail. But the worst part Is the threats made by the c.lored people while in their anger- -that if said colored man was not let loose as well as the white man, the town would II In ashoe before mnorning. Ml Mlmulppl. " Kosciusko is promised a telegraph line The State appropriation to tlu University of Mississippi it 1,0( $ 0 per annum. Holly Springs Reporrtr, Aungust 30: We un dlerstand there will he an Indepsendent tickot in the field in this county at, an early date. The Friar'rsPoint cotton sHwe oil mill enter prise is being pushed vigorously aheld, with a view to have it in operation by the 20th of October. A reunkon of the solider'sr of Company 5 Fifteenth Mississippi Volunteers. was held at Water Valley, August 22. Short speeches were made by various members of the old regiment. lHon. Van H. Manning delivered Sthe address on the ocKasion, Instead of (Gon. Walthall, who was exIpeted to speak. A dificulty occurred in latartia on Wedt nesday last, in which Frank Cotham was shot and instantly killed by one A. Langrin. Langrin was arrested and had a preliminary trial before ,Jhustice t oll yesterday the result of which we have not learned. (Jur Inform ant was unacquainted with the particulars of the diffllculty. Mr. James C(. Bradly, formerly a resident of this county, was killed at Bolen, Quitman county, On Saturday last, by one Capt. Por ter, who is In charge of a boat with saw mill attached. The particulars of the unfortunate difficulty, as related to us, are so contraudll tory that we dec:lne to give any of them. It is thought by some that his death was the culmination of a pro-arranged plot for the purpose. It will be, perhaps, dillicult to ar rive at the truth in regard to this affair, as there were none present but the hands work ing for Porter. It was with difficulty that Mrs. Brady could procure the body of her husband for decent burial, the parties present at the time of his death having prepared to bury him without' oven a coffin; and it was not until his body. hla4 saon sent 9oL.thra times that they could lie inducod to glve it up. Vicksburg Herald Auaust 29th: A most distressing and fatal accident occurred near Mackville, Saturday, the particulars, as near as we can gather, being as follows: Thomas Shelby, .Jo. Thomas and H. E. Shannon, while riding along the public road on their way to attend a political convention at Mackville, were very much annoyed by a dog barking at the horses which they were riding. Young Shelby pulled his pistol and fireld at the dlog without effect. ? Thomas then drew his pistol and fired, but through some unaccountable cause the ball took effect in Shelby's spine, producing alnmotstlnstantdoath. Young Shel by's death Is greatly deploredi, and by none more than Mr. Thomas, the accidental cause of his untimely ldeath. His demise casts a deep giooinm over the whole community In which he lived. He was possessed of tie most anmiable and generous qualities, and his untinmely Ioss will not soon be forgotten. Texas. There will be no county fair ,n Parker this year. Nota drop of rain fell at Austin during the month of August just past. Travis county farmers have made a great deal of sorghum syrup this year. The Denison Daily lHerald is the exponint of the straightout Greenbackers In Texas. In (Gregg county the caterpillars are finish ing up what cotton was left by the drouth. A rich gold lead has ,been (discovered near lHoney Grove, and the country is going mad about it. The Wllirnamson county fair, at Georgetown, comnmences October 'Jth, awl will continue four days. The first numbher of the Denison Daily IHeraal, the workingman's organ, has made its appearance. The prisoners in the Harris county jail first atte3n ptld to saw out and then to burn them selves out of jail. Longview, on the Texas and Pacific road, received and shipped 17 09( bales of cotton during the year ending August 31. Twenty-four prisoners broke jail Sunday night in LaGrange and escaped. A posser was soon In pursuit, and one of them was captured and another killed. Wagons and men have gone to San An tonio to work on the extension of the Galves ton, Harrisburg and Sarn Antonio railroadul west from the Alamo. The road is to be ex tended toCastroville next year. Total receipts of cotton at Brenham for the year ending August 31st, 25,120 bales; ship mnents 24,34i bales; on hand 172 bales., Tihe reeoipts for the week ending Thursday, the :3th, were 330 bales. Two men, narwed Ward and Taylor, were shot by unknown parties near San Saba last we k. They had been required to give bond for horse stealing and were getting their Kbond(l filed when they were attacked and killed Their murderers are unknown, but are sup posed to be the parties who shot Wadsworth in the Llano county jail. . --. * --- THE WEATHER YESTERDAY. The following is the "temperature" at the various points named, as reported by the Signal Service telegrams furnished by Ser geant Brown, of the Signal Bureau, and indi cating the state of the temperature at the points named, at 3 p. m. yesterday: Cairo 7 degrees, Cincinnati 76, Galveston 90, Keokuk 63, Latrosse 66, Leavenworth *6, Louisville 74, Memphis 78, Nashville 76, Omaha 65 Pittsburg 75, Shreveport 90, St. Louis 69, St. Paul 71, Vicksburg 88, Yankton (D. T.) 70 Augusta (Ga.) 84, Corsicana (Tex.) 90, Mobile 88, Montgomery .0J, Savannah 78, New Orleans 80, and Key west s6. Drowned. A man named Wm. Turner, aged 35 years, fell overboard from off the steamboat Era, sixty miles below the city, on Saturday evening, and was drowned. Body not reoovered. Gold Soapina. If yon don't find Soapina whir1 Is manufac tured with borax the best of all soap, J. H. Kel ler. 110 Gravier street. the inventor and patentee, will pay you double the price you paid for it, DOIESITIC NEWY. The A ldmlnlhtratlon Oppose A to Free Trade WAvnrI.unroN, Sept. .--A memlber of the Administration, now in the city, commenting upon the more enlarg(ed operatlont of the free trade .noveratnt, remarked to-hday: Not withstanri5g the efvtsn of the fre traIdere, It. will be himpossiblqbto reeonWfloe their meas ures with the vlewsentertainji by the A(ilnln lstration as to the necessithiesof the govern meat. As the revenues now stand, the re riptes areobut slightly in excees of expendi turee. While there is no disposition to in erea..e the duttes, there cannot, with al.van tago to the government, be any redlictih. The PhIladelphMa Custom-Heoue Report. W&smEIJ uW,. lept. 9,-.1i: M.; c tary or the Inv(etfgating commftttnof M' l'laliphia Burstomn-house, handed in his re port latyoYestordray. The report shows that the affairhtof that office areon but little better onmdition than these of the' same establish rnent at New York. The condition of the ap praissLr's (alc is iess satisfnctory than the oll;s of collector tiod survsyor. Excesslve sampling of sugars and other articles was shown to have been the sour(5r of much lesi to irnporters The Hecretary of the Treasury will give the repolrt his immediatt eonsideration. It is not imrpobable itit the rde applied to the New York Custom-House, of appointing new oftl core to carry out the necessary reforms, will be idopted for i'hllladlphia. The ilnlng Troubles. WIaL.4EBAaK1,, Sept. !-l-epourtdof intiml dation still comer in. from outlying districts, and a now (lispoitoton of troops was made yesterday. (Gen. Hlancock remained over to-duy for the purpose of investigating affairs with the view of ascertaining the necessity of United States soldiers in this vicianty. It is expected that a permanent garrison will be established here this winter. Cleveland Conventlons. (Crvaa.NiD, Sept. Nh-.The Republican con vention for C(uyahoga county met at Cleve land yesterday, and put in nominati(m a full ticket for live lRepresentatives and one Sena tor to the Legislature, all pkledged Garfleld men. The 8tate platform was reaffirmed, especially that pledging support to the na tional Administration in its efforts to secure to all parts oflthe country the benefite of local self-government, and to render pure the administration of the civil service of the country. The greenbackers also held their county convention last evening, and went through the form of putting a ticket in the field. To oBe anged. NORBIHTOWN, Pa., Sept. 10.-The Board of Pardons lbat-Thursday refted to -mtmout the sentence of Thos. F. Curley, aged 19, to prison for life, and to-morrow morning he will be hanged here for the murder of Miss Mary Ann Whittey on May 19, 1875. They wore both employed on a farm in this county, and because she refused to corroborate a falsehood he had told his employer he killoed her with an ax. Mexican Troops for the Frontier. WAHHINGTON, SHopt. 9.-Information hasr been receolved at (ion. Ord's headquarters, at Brownsvillo, that 1500 regular Mexican troops are about to embark from Vera Cruz to the rnouth of the Rio Grande for service on the Rio Grando, and to replace the local military. The regulars are cormmanded by (,en. Gon zales. A Brooklyn Conflagratlon. BI1ooKLYN, Sept. 9.-A fire broke out in the sash and blind factory of Joseph Rankin, on Grand street, this morning. Loos on ma chinery and fixtures'$8000; Insurance $7500. A Philadelphia Fire. WAHFITNOTON, Sept. 9.--A fire in Philadel phia this morning destroyed the greater por tion of Helgler & Smith's paint works. Loss $50,%00, partly covered by insurance. FOREIGN NEWN. The Bogus Omman Pasha. (.L VLANN, Sept. 9.-The Leader to-day publishes an account of the operations of Clay Crawford, said to be Osman Pasha, dur ing the year of 1873 In Cleveland and vicinity, the time when he has been reported as being In the employ of the Kh~tilve of Egypt. The account contains letters written by him In the fall of '73, after Gen. Reynolds professed to know he was in Egypt. The Lvewd:r says that Reynolds must be either mistaken in (late or in his whole story, or his identllfa tion is a humbug. The Two Armies In Asia. LONDON, Sept. 9.--A dispatch from Erze roum datedl Friday, shows that the Russians are confining themselves to a defensive atti tude of their centre, and bringing up artillery from Alexanilropol to defend their camp at Baldervan in the event of an attack by Mukh tar Pasha. Gein. S. Terzukassoff, on the left, Is fortify ing his position near Agair, in the plain of Erwan. Italy and Mervia. LdNDON, Sept. 9.-A telegram from Rome, denies that Italy would approve of Servia's entry into the war. The Italian government continues to counsel Servia to be prudent. Civil War in France. LONDOxN, Sept. 9.-The Berlin Post says that civil war in France is inevitable. Austria and England. LONDON, Sept. 9.-A dispatch from Vienna says that it is reported In semi-official quar ters that Austria has declined to give a defi nite answer to the proposition of England to mediate for the settlement of the Eastern question. $liver toaplna. Silver Soa .na, Gold Soavina. Pearl Boapina ('an be found with all grocers. unless he is Dre judiced against home manufacture, or Is an enemy to the South. Buy your buggies and carriages from L. T. N-dduz, 85 Carondelet street, near corner Orh .'i~th