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T'AE BLOW OF '77.
WEAT NEW ORLEANS AND ITN Ar't URBe SUFFPgEBD ROM FLOOD AND WIND. cetatls et the Mar.ges of Tuesday Night's storm. To those who were compelled to be away from bome anad the comfurts of a cosy parlor, Tuesday night will be one long to be remembered. Only a Dore's pencil could portray its wildness, and a Dickens' pen describe its madness. Wind and aaln seemed vieing with one another in an efi'rt to make It as terrifio as they could, and from the results their endeavors were most success tul. As hour after hour passed and still the wind blew and the rain descended, those who thought the gale of the previous day had been the climax ot our equinoctial changed their minds, and the nervons were on the qedi ete for a duplica tion of the nlght before. The strong easterly winds increased in violence, lasting until about balflpast it o'clock of Tuesday night, oausing the rising of the waters in the canals and doing much damage, an accurate account of which appeared in 3esterday's DeMoonAT. AT MIDNIRHT the wind veered suenddenly to the north, and chill ing blasts swept over the angry surface of Lake Ponteharirain aor.ss the flooded commons in the neighborhood of our city, and gustily rushed down the streets, tearing off signs from their hangings and uprooting trees in its mad career. Most of the thoroughfares were canals, and the treet ears appeared more like water craft than vehicles. It was a night the likes of whihob New Orleans has not seen for more than twenty years. AT DAWN VYESTERDAY the effects of the wild orgie of the elements were scattered far and wide from the lake shore to Algierse Fences lying flat, trees torn from their foothold, chimneys showing jagged soars and some of them beheaded, and water everywhere. DOWN TO HOYT'S many curious gasers hurried yesterday morning to see the results, and a desolate scene met their view. A heavy dredgeboat lay diagonally across the canal, opposite the ruins of Brown's house, her career up the canal having been stopped by the falling of the long wooden arm with the iron bucket attached. ttst beyond Brown's, on the eastern side of the eanal, the waves had eaten through the embank ment, thus cntting off access to the boathouse of the St. John's Rowing Olub, through which gap the waves of the lake were running. Look. Ing northward huge sheets of spray were dashing high in the air, and proceeding in that direction it was seen at a glance that the REVETMENT WAS GONE. The work of thb rollers, driven directly upon the face of this work, haI secured a foothold beneath it, and the earth behind and supporting it was swiftly washed out. Before morning the planking gave way and huge gaps in the levee itself made. In one spot which the reporter visited last evening the earth had caved in for over one hundred feet, and in some places for over fifteen feet in width, and the waves were making the break still wider. Further along, where the saloons were stand Ing outside the revetment, the wind had done its work too. One ancient-looking soda stand was a total wreck; others had lost a gallery, and all were dismantled, the furniture and fitures having been removed. The debris of Bruning's bath-house, with that of other bath-houses, were tossed about beneath these buildings in a man aer rather dangerous to their safety. All along above the revetment showed the same effects. The plank-fronting in many places had been completely washed away, and at almost every foot the levee was caving in behind it. THE WEST END PAVILION looked like some rock, so solidly did it resist the storm. Although the waves dashed furiously over the platform leading to it, the building proper was not damaged in the least, proving how thoroughly was it built. Sunken skiffs could he seen in any number in the harbor inside of the levee, and quantities of drift driven in by the gale. The whole place looked very desolate, ren dered the more so by the still lowering clouds and the roar of the wind. tliOW N"IS RIIOPRE looked blue. Creay window shutters dangled by one hinge; where the gallery should have been it wasn't, and the l,itehlen was somnewhere in the swamps. Thle rer platform was also gone and the building itself much damaged throughout. At the NFV 1,\hE ItND the wate-r Tuesd.y night was higher than ever known ib fr,, and at ,ne time rose an inch and one-half over the bench mark of the eilr veyors , s1tintgo the leve I of the highes poit point on the lMetauie IliRlge. The stell road was covertid for two mtiles, and all along the sht.nr front, where thllermen and woodcnutore live in their little shanties, the water was three feet in depth. There was mautch stlterillg aRtongst this class and thhose who have their houses near oyt'e. Major Hoyt, however, with his usual hospital ity, seeing their condition, turned his hotel into a place of refuge and gave up all his rooms to the unfortunates until the water subsided. REAR OF TuIE C'ITN. At about midnight Tuesday the rain ceased falling, but the wind continued to blow a perfect hurricane. As it was from the north it was keen and piercing. It was fully two hours after the floodgates of heaven had been closed before early pedestrians could walk the streets. The city front was damaged very slightly, while the rear of the city, caused by the over flowing of the diflorent canals, was entirely sub merged. At miduight Tuesday the water from the Lake reached Gentilly Road, and the entire country for miles arcund wasinundated. At a number of houses on Gentilly Road the water was up to the galleries, and skiffs were used to convey the occupants to places of security. In this section, the only damage so far sus tained was the blowing down of a number of fences and the uprooting of a large number of valuable trees. The whole of Gentilly Road, from the lake to Luzenburg Hospital, is under water, and as there are a large number of gardens by. which the poorer class in this section of the country sub sist destroyed, want will be felt bye number of families. several very fne orchards have all been de stroyed. The loss estimated to garden trees and fences in the rear portion of the city will exceed 865,000. wrFTHIN THE CIY the wind played havoo with signs, fences and trees, there being over 180 fences, 300 signs and as.aly 500 trees blown down. Together with the Above several cornices of housres were left a mme of shattered timber on the banquettes, while doors and shutters were trn from their hinges. The front doors of the Superior Orimbal Court, although securely bolted, were blown open and damaead. The eornioe of the residence of Mr. Joseph euost, on Front street, between Short and Wash legton, was blown down, and the roof of his house partially destroyed. A shed at the corner of Decatur and Marigny streets was carried by the wind a distance of two hundred yards. The fire alarm telegraph post at the corner of Bayou Road and Dorgenois streets was uprooted, and in falling broke in half. The dramine machine on Jordan Avenue was out of order and had stopped work this morning, but later in the day it was reported to be work ing again. The break in the New Bsin, at the corner of Julia and Olaiborne streets, was stopped I by the city hands. THE RIVER PRONT. The steamer Katie, that was moored at the foot of Third street, broke loose from her moorings, I but was captured by a tug and made secure to her wharf by new hawsers. Beveral breaks in the levee along the left bank I having been reported, one at Sorapuru market and quite a number above First street, hands were immediately put to work to repair them. The north wind that prevailed for a number of 3 hours yesterday forced the water in the rear of i the city to retire rapidly. A number of coal boats are reported to have bten swamped in the river. The break in Butler's canal in the rear of the Third District canused a good deal of damage. 9 The breaks that occurred in the Old Canal, on 3 Toulouse street, between Claiborne and Der I bigny, were repaired by a gang of ten men. The Melpomene, Dublin and Claiborne canals were all three overflowed Wednesday morning. A gang was put to work on the Claiborne canal. The fence around the Olty Insane Asylum was blown down and washed away. Steps were taken to save the lumber. A small break was reported underneath the Perseverance boathouse on the New Basin. nIGHT BANK OF THE RIVER. The levee below MoOoy's, in McDonoghville, caved in yesterday and was reported to be in a dangerous condition. At last accounts it had not been repaired. A coal flat, loaded with 1000 barrels of coal, be longing to Brown A Jones was swamped. Flat and cargo a total loss. A coal boat belonging to D. B. Woods broke loose from her mooring, drifted into the steamer fSt. Mary and broke one of her wheels. The swift wind on the river carried away the larboard smokestack of the steamer Tensae. The steamboat Ohickasaw broke loose from her moorings and floated rapidly a long distance down stream, but was captured by a tug and tied up before doing any damage. The life boat of the tug Jerry blew off the latter's hurricane roof into the river and was swamped. The doors of the truck house of the hook and ladder company on Alix street, Algiers, were blown from their hinges and destroyad. The fence around the Olive graveyard was also blown down. NILNEBURO. At Milneburg the scene was heartrending; families were driven from their homes and forced to take refuge in the swamps. There was more property devastated at tbls point than at any other point in or outside of the city. The water was thirteen inoches deep In the village, and several houses had been wrecked by the gale. The lighthouse wharf is washed away. The railroad track from the ladies' and gentle men's bath-house to the lake met with the same fate. Nothing remains to show where the ladies' and gentlemen's bath-house stood. Trisconi's house was still standing, but signals of distress were seen floating over the house. Of the new bulkhead not a vestige remains, and thB foundation of the public school was also washed away. The houses on the eastern shore are all destroyed. The milkmen drove their stock into the swamps for protection. The loss at this point is estimat ed at $3880,000. Mr. Miggel was very kind to those whose prop erty had been destroyed. He took them into his l house, sheltered and fed them. THE DRAINING CANALS. Considerable anxiety had been felt as early as Tuesday afternoon for the safety and security of the levees bordering several of theelargest of our draining canals. The backwater had before brought about such disastrous results, like ones were feared from the easterly gale, and true to the prognostications, several breaks occurred. At the Morgan levee, on the Marigny canal, the embankment succumbed, although but little damage followed from it, as it protected but a small area of low land. On the New Canal, at the junction of Claiborne street, another break occurred, which was soon repaired. On the Butler Canal, back of the Luzenburg Hospital, the levee broke, allowing much water to flow into tihe rear of the Third District. On the Old Basin in yesterdays DEMOCRAT a full account of the breaks were given. CUTTINO A LEVEE. At about 2 o'clock Wednesday morning Sergt. Bachemin, in making his rounds along the Old Ilain, disecovered C man busily engaged, spade t halud, digging at the levee near Mirostreet. When the presence of the offi3er was detected, the men boat a hasty retreat, not forgetting to throw the ouly clue to his identity, a shovel, into the water. The officer chased the villain, firing at lim, but without success, and the fugitive escaped over a fence on Miro street, the darkness preventing further pursuit. AT GENTILLY STATION the water from the lake reached a depth of two and a half feet. Wednesday at 1 o'clock a. m., the water was up to the floor. of the houses, and skifls run up to the galleries. Fences were blown down and valuable trees uprooted. The whole of Gentilly Road, from the lake to Luzenberg Hos pital, is now under water. The water is said to be higher than it was in 1871. It is estimated that the losses to fences, trees and gardens ex ceed $25,000. Several orange orchards are de stroyed. The Wind's Velocity. At the signal office the Sergeant in charge, Mr. Nelson Gorom, reports that, at midnight on Tues day, the wind blew between thirty-nine and forty miles an hour, and at 7 o'olock yesterday mern ing its velocity had decreased to twenty-eight. A Peeler on the muscle. Pat Bruen, a peeler, and supposed to be a pre server of the public peace, had a knock down fight with a man named R. B. Mitchell, at the corner of Magazine and Julia streets. Another myrmidon put an end to the fight by locking Bruen and Mitchell up in the Central Station. _ Silver Soapina. Silver Soapina. Gold Soapina, Pearl Soapina can be found with all grocers, unless he is pre judiced against home manufacture, or is an enemy to the South. Buy your buggies and carriages from L T. Maddax, 85 Carondelet street, near corner Gra vier. Donot fail to drop in at Hea'h, Pippey & Lara's, 97 and as Camp street. and select one of the many exquisite carpets offered by them at reasonable prices. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AT AUCTION THss DAY by Nash & Hodgson. auctioneers, at No. 141 Clio street. between Prytania and St. (harlee streets. for account of the succession of Sam'l P, Iuss, ;ee advertisement, SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE. SECOND DAT'S KERSION OF THE BOARD OF sUPERVIIORUl OF THE AG RICULTUIRAI COLLEGE. They Will Apply to Have 187I,000 Trust Fund Exbhanged for Consols. The Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechani cal College meet at noon yesterday, pursuant to adjournment, at the Executive office, Vice Presi dent J. H. Williams in the chair, and but five su pervisors (no quorum) present. A recess was then taken, when one of the mem bers repaired to the Executive Mansion and re turned with the Governor, who was ill, but who left his bed that the business of the board might NOT IE DELATED. A quorum having been secured, the board was called to order by the Governor, who stated that, in the matter of funding the seminary bonds (1137,000), there was one difficulty which might arise if the board decided to fund them, and that was, that the board did not have absolute posses sion of the bonds. They were in the joint cuse tody of the Secretary of State and State Treas urer, who were the depositaries, and were they to object to delivering them in case the board decided to fund them, there might be diicualty. The question would be brought up to test the sense of the board upon the MATTER OF FUNDING, and he would like to hear the views of the board. Dr. Williams thereupon moved that the board direct the Secretary of State and State Treese arer to present the bonds for funding to the State Board of Liquidation. Gen. Brent remarked that the board needed money to carry on the work they had undertaken. The State, he said, had made no provision to pay any money, as there had been no appropriation, and the board was WITHIIOT ANY MONEV. The State tax was, outside of that for school pur poses, only seven mills, and that net being suffi olent to provide funds for the institution if even the appropriation was made, he thought it better to fund the bonds now and then ask the Legisla ture for the other 41 per cent of the $137,000 after they had been fundea. The Governor inquired how far the legal estop pel operated upon the question. Gen. Brent remarked that in his opinion it did not cover it. The board were merely the true tees of a fund belonging to the childrenof the State, and could not be the beneficiaries in any manner. Gov. Nicholls was satisfied that there could be NO LEGAL OBJECTION to the funding as far as the United States gov ernment was concerned; the only question was in regard to the estoppel. Then the Legislature might say, if the bonds were funded, that the board had agreed to waiv3 all clhim to the 40 per cent additional at. ter the bonds had been funded at 60 per cent sac cording to the funding law. He indorsed Oen. Bren,'s idea that this was a trust fund and that the Legislature ought to make it good. Dr. lyland stated that the Legislature would recognize it as a trust fund. The Governor did not believe that the Legisla ture would take eny action on the bonds unless they were funded. Dr. Ryland was of the opinion that if the board had no need for the money until the. meeting cf Legislature, the nOARD MITOIT WAIT until then, and if the school could not be opened until October the money would not be needed. Dr. Williams seemed to think that the board had better take the necessary steps to get funds so it could start the school. Some discussion followed over the probability of securing the interest on the past due coupons of the new console, should the bonds be funded. Dr. Ryland suggested that If money was not needed until the Legislature met, the better plan would be to wait and go to the Legislature for it. The motion was then put and carried, Dr. Ry land voting in the negative and explaining that he was in favor of Ihe funding, but not at pres ent, or not until the board had ASKED THE LEOISLATUBE for assistance. Gen. Brent offered the following resolutions, which were adopted: Resolved, That the Secretary of State and State Treasurer be instructed to present for exchange the $137,000 of State bonds issued in pursuance of act of Congress No. 616, approved March 3, 1827, and constituting a part of the seminary fund of which they are the depoeltaries, for the consohdated bonds of the State provided for by act No. 8, approved January 24, 1874, and for the above purpose the said depositaries are directed and are authorized to deliver the above described bonds to the BOARD OF LIQUIDATION. provided for under act No. 3, and to receive from It cone lidated bonds in lieu thereof, and which said consolidated bonds are to be held by the depositaries on the like conditions as the said first described bonds are now hold. Resolved, That the said Board of Liquidation be requested to write or stamp across the face of the consolidated bonds exchanged as aforesaid the words "belonging to the fund of the Louisi ana State University and Agricultural and Me chanical College, and not transferable." Resolead, That in case the Secretary of State and State Treasurer should fail to present for ex change the State bonds now held by them, and be longing to the Louisiana htate University and Ag ricultural and Mechanical College, for conseolidat ed State bonds, as requested this day by resola tion of the board, the president of the board be authorized to take legal steps to oblige them to make such exchange, and TO EMPLOY COUNSEL for that purpose. Dr. Williams offered the following, which was ado phted: herese, the State of Louisiana received patents for two townships of public lands in pur suance of acts of Congress, approved in 1806, 1811 and 1827, and Whereas, said lands were donated by Congress and accepted by the State in trust for the estab lishment of a seminary of learning, which said trust the State proceeded to execute by selling the said lands, reverting the proceeds into its treasury, and by issuing therefor $187,000 of iti bonds in pursuance of act No. 182 of 1857, which said bonds, representing the money so received in truset as aforesaid, with six per cent interest per ancum, was declared by law to constitute the fond for the establishment of a SEMINARY OF LEARNING, the interest thereof to be paid semi-annually; and Whereas, since the let of January, 1874, the said State has failed to pay the interest on said trust fund, or to make any provision for such pay ment, except such provision as may be found in act No. 3, approved January 24, 1874, whereby it is provided that all bonds of the State must be exchanged for new bonds called consolidated bonds, at the rate of sixty cents of consolidated bonds for one hundred cents of old bonds, and due provision for the payment of interest on these consolidated bonds is made; and Whereas, the State has utterly neglected for more than three years to pay any interest on the said seminary trust fund, whereby the object of the donation by Congress has been disappointed; and Whereas, by law the Louisiana State Univer sity and Agricultural and Mechanical College is now the owner of the said trust fund, and find ing itself without means to execute the duties devolved on it by law, by reason of the failure to pay interest on the said trust fund, has con sented to EXCHANGE THE $137,000 of old State bonds for consolidated bonds at a discount of forty per cent, and Whereas, It is the belief of this board that the State rather through inadvertency than from a well considered intention, has failed to provide fully for its tzuet obligations as aforesaid, there fore be it Resolved, That the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College DO BOLEM'NLY DECLARE that they have consented to receive interest on only saxty per cent. of its fund, under the sense of the necessities of the situation caused by the 1ltlure of the State to pay it any intereet, and by the realisation of the fact that the youths of the State, who are the real benedolaries of the liberal donation of the Federal government, are growing up with oet receiving the advantages intended to be given them by the patriots and s;ateamen who utier the administration of Presidents Jefferson and Madi son planned the endowment of an institution to give to posterity opportunities denied to them and to their own children; and the said boeard do further solemnly protest against the reduction of the fund belonging to them, and confidently appeal to the p.ople of the state and to the Leglilature to take measures to maittain com plete and intact the generous endowment of the Fathers of the Republic. The board then adjourned to meet at Baton Rouge on October 1, as provided by law. THE CARR-I AUNI CAME AGAIN. Seligsman, Hellman & Co. Ask for Judg ment Against the Firm for $10,810. Yesterday, in the Fifth District Court, suit was filed against Carr & Latn by Messrs. Seligman, Hellman & Co. for $36,810, as due on certain bills of exchange and as damages resulting from their illegal practices. Petitioners say that Mortimer Carr and Louis B. Laun, members of the late commercial firm of Carr & Laun, are indebted to petitioners in the sum of $836,810 47, with damages thereon at the rae of ten dollars for each one hundred dollars of said sum of $680,810 47, and five per cent per annum interest upon said principal and damages from judicial demand for this, to wit: That on or about the 7th or 8th days of Febru ary last, 1877, the said firm of Carr & Lann being largely indebted to petitioners for advances to them made, and in part satisfaction of said in debtedness transferred and delivered to them six certain bills of exchange, drawn in duplicate and in the ordinary form customary in o6mmercial circles m the city of New Orleans, amounting in the aggregate to the sum ef $149,105 70, the first of said bills being for the sum of $49,1015 ;0, and isdated at New Orleans, February 7, 1877, drawn by Carr &. Laun to the order of themselves, and indrsed, due sixty days after eight upon the firm of Belig & Lamothe, of Bremen, in the empire of Germany, against a pretended consignment of 250 bales of cotton, per bark Flora, from the port of Mobile, Als tama, with the Niedersacheisehen Bank; that to said bill was attached a forged and certified bill of lading, pretending to show that 250 bales of oot ton were shipped by said Carr & Laun in good or der and on board the Norwegian bark Flora; that the other five bills, in sets, are each for the sum of 20,000 reicbmarks, dated at New Orleans, Feb ruary 8, 1877, and drawn by defendants, and made payable at the same place and bank. Petitioners aver that the said firm of Carr & Lann are insolvent, but have property rights and credits within the jurisdiction of this court, and that Mortimer Uarr is about to assign or dispose of his property rights and credits, or some part thereof, with intent to defraud his creditors, an.l that he has converted, or is about to nonvert his property into money. Further averring, petitioners say that they sue pect that Max A. D upkin, as president of the Louisiana State L,,ttery Company, and Wm. It. Richardson, as cashier thereof, or either or both of them individually, have in their possession property belonging to said Mortimer Carr. Wherefore they pray that the said Mortimer Carr and Louis B. Laun be cited to appear and answer this petition, and after due proceedings and the legal delays they be condemned in solido to pay to petitioners' said firm, the sum of $36,810 47 and $368 04 as damages and five per cent per annum thereon (principal and damages) from judicial demand, and all costs of suit, and that in the meantime a writ of attachment issue from this court commanding the sheriff of this parish to seize and take into his possession all the property, rights and credits belonging to said Mortimer Carr within the jurisdiction of this court, and that said attachment be maintained. They further pray that the said M. A. Dauphin, as President of the Louisiana State Lottery Com pany, and Wm. A. Richardson, as cashier there of, be made parties to this suit as garnishees, and that they be cited, according to law, to de clare on oath what property belonging to said de fendant Carr, or either of them, either individu ally or as officers of said company. THE COUTRTB. sixth District Court. Edwin V. Hands yesterday applied to the Sixth District Court for a writ of injunction to issue against the Mayor of the city of New Orleans and the Chief of Police. I'etitio.er represents that he rented the house No. 95 Customhouse street, and has formed a club for the purpose of amusing themselves in the evening socially, and they have a right to do so. He represents that there is no noise and no disturbance created in any manner which would in any way call for the interference of the police. Wherefore petitioner prays that a writ of in junction issue, ordering, enjoining, restraining and prohibiting the city of New Orleans and Thomas N. Boylan, Chief of Police of the city of New Orleans, and his subordinates on the police force from molesting, disturbing or interfering with petitioner arid his friends in the contented enjoyment and use of his said premises, No. 95 Customhouse street, and that defendants be cited to answer this petition. Injunction issued on bond of $250. THE PISTOL AGAIN. A Mhooting Affray That Came Near Being a Double Traaedy. At half-past 8 o'clock last night a difficulty took place at the corner of St. Mary and Tohoupitoi las streets, between Henry Goetz, a barkeeper, and a man who is styled Big Jim, which resulted in Big Jim being shot in the face, and a youth named Willie Armstrong, a spectator, being shot in the calf of the leg with a pistol in the hands of Goetz. It appears that the two men had a previous difficulty, which they had agreed to settle at a future day, and, as Big Jim, it seems, chose last night as the time of the ifinal settlement, he entered his enemy's bar-room at the hour above stated, and drawing a revolver fired three shots at his man withot effect. Goetz then "tumbled" to his revolver that was behind the counter, and gave his assailant shot for shot. The first ball that Goetz fired struck Big Jim in the face just below the eye. This was as much as Jim wanted and he beat a hasty retreat out of the door. As he was gracefully getting out of range Goetz gave him two more balls, bus they missed the intended target, and one of the balls passed through the calf of Willie Armstrong's leg, a spectator. Goetz, after the shooting, surrendered at the Sixth Precinct Station and was locked up. Big Jim managed to conceal himself, but was subsequently arrested, and as the wound in his face did not appear to be a dangerous one he was also incarcerated in the same station. The youth Willie Armstrong, who was only slightly wounded, from appearances, was taken charge of by his friends and conveyed to his resi dence in the vicinity. Railroad Personals. BY THE MOBILE ROUTE. The following were some of the departures by the tobile hne last evening: G. McCarthy, f r Boston; S. A. Carter, for Mississippi; Alice Bond, for Columbus, Ga.; S. M. Asher, for Pensacola; Hon. Wm. B. Spencer, for Sewanee, Tenn.; F. Kisselback, for Chattanooga; Chas. A. Starks, for Atlanta. BY THE JACKSON ROUTE. The following were the departures by the Great Jackson Route last evening: Edwin E. Shunks and wife, O Elmer, Sam Fellows, Lucius Miller. St. Louis; M. G. Norton, Mrs. Buckingham, Chi cago; C. O. Wiliis, Baltimore; S. G. Kreeger, Memphis; H. W. Johnson, J. J. Dounlass, J. Meyers, M. Isaace. New York; G. W. Fulton and wife, Mrs. E. G. Holden, J. Benson, Jr., Charles Long, Cincinnati: Mrs. H. L. Jewell, B. A. Abra hams, J. Hohn, M. V. Mallory. Louisville; Peter Hague, Philadelphia; W. P. Williams, Wilming ton, N. C.; T. Kenner, John Barne, S. W. Kas. sard, New York; James White, Wbshington, D. C. This cold weather reminds us that carpets add very much to the comfort of a house. Messrs, Heath, Pippey & Lara have just r ceived a very choice assortment of carpets, all of which are of the newest and most fashionable designs. Their sto* k of oilcloths are also large and of very pretty patterns. O ie can scarcely fail to be pleased ahen he inspects the varied assortment of carpets, oilclioths. mittings, window shades. wall paDer, etc., displayed by Messrs. Heath, yippey & Lara, 97 and 99 Camp street. MUNICIPAL MAgRS. THE STORM AS A DAMPER. The storm of the previous day seemed to have cast a damper over the business at the City Hall, and was about the only topic of conversation. The Surveyor's department was entirely deserted, Mr. d'Hemecourt and his subalterns having started out early in the morning to examine the condition of affairs in the rear of the city. Mr. Cavanac was also absent from his office, he hav ing gone on a similar mission to the New Lake and elsewhere. Mr. d'Hemecourt, who did not return to town until after dark last evening, reports that the water of the lake were higher during the storm of yesterday, by three inches, than it ever was known to be, and that he is informed that for one moment it was one inch above the Metairie Ridge level, as indicated by the bench stone at the lake. With the assistance of the men of the Improvements Department, Mr. d'Hemecourt was engaged during the day in closing a breach in the Bayou sauvage, near London Avenue. The inundation at the intersection of the Pontchartrain itailroad and Gentilly road, Mr. d'Hemecourt says, is due to the grading of the railroad, which is much lower than the ridge, due, it seems, to the prevailing idea at the time the Pontchartrain Railroad was constructed (the second built in the United States) that a railroad had to be laid on a dead level, and that other wise it wrul i not work. The Surveyor also claims that the storm has proved conclusiveyiv the necessity of construct ing a flo.d gate at People's Avenue Canal, to pre vent the inundation of the Third District, which I he recommended to the Council two months ago. 1 Mr. d'Hemecourt ascribed the submerging of the bench stone at the lake to the sudden shift-. ing of the wind from the eastward to the north west, the latter wind driving the water from the other side of the lake to this before the waters from the gulf had time to recode; and he esti mates that the level of the lake must have been for a moment three feet lower on the Mandoville side than on this. He adds, that between 12 and 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon the water in theo canals had fallen four inches, and should the wind continue favorable, the fall would by this Smorning be fro one foot to eighteen inches POIlCEMIEN DIsMIwMED. seventy-Seven Vacancies In a Few Montlis. Mr. Bower, the secretary of the Mayor, ac cording to instructions, keeps very neatly a rec ord of the status of the police, which is corrected daily, and is not only an excellent work for gene ral reference but servos to avoid many errors that might otherwise occur. For example, the record shows the qame of eiery police man who may be dbargea with an of fense, together with a synopeis of the charge. thus providing against the loss or abstraction of the regular blank on which the charge is entered; the name of every policeman who may have re signed or been dismissed, all of which is particun larly intended to keep the Mayor perfectly posted about the police without having to depend on the minuted of the Police Board, reference to which in certain cases might be laborious and tedious. It was while looking over this record that we became convicted of the excellent chances of ap plicants for positions on the force without having to wait too long, for the record shows that out of about 401) policemen constituting the force, there have been during the short time since its organ ization no fewer than forty-nine men who harv been dismissed, while twenty-eight have re signed, making a total of seventy-seven, or nearly twenty per cent of the total force. This statement will also serve to show to those who remain on the police, and those as well who may be ambitions to get on, that the Police Board is in earnest, and does not intend that worthless individuals shall be entrusted with the guardian ship of the peace of the city. It is expected that there will be a considerable number of vacancies in the force very shortly, by resigns'ion, a goodly number of the men on the rolls being cotton screwmen who, when the crop comes in fairly, will not remain at fifty dollars a month when they can make four to six dollars a day at their regular trade. BREVITIES. Major Muldoon, who is a long-range artist of the very first callibre, said if yesterday's was a fish-tail or a chopping wind, he didn't want to practice at the Canal street (corner) range any longer. His sights, he said, were completely dazzled with the street crossings, and as for ele vations, why they could get them too high to suit him, especially when they were borne across the Canal street range just over a pair of num ber two gaiters and wore blonde hair with a black dress, and black hat:trimmed with a yellow feather. A well-known and wargish cotton operator, who is said to be somewhat "short" on 8eptem ber futures, while standing on the corner of Canal and Bourbon streets last evening, when the wind was blowing a gale and when a half dozen handsome young ladies were crossing the street, remarked to a friend. after glancing towards the ladies, that he actually believed the storm would have a tendency to raise cotton goods. And "~hort" is a married man, too. A Custom-House habitue remarked yesterday that the weather was decidedly Hayes-y sonth of Mason and Dixon's line the moment the Presi dent and party made their appearance in Louis ville. The weather permitting, the New Orleans Gun Club will continue its match-shooting at Frog moor to-day at 5 p. m. The match will be at pigeons aLd glass balls. WHORT ITEM . Brutnu Jackson put his foot into it when he as saulted George Garrison with a knife, for George swore gut an affidavit against him and he was lodged in the Central Station to answer. Hannah Anderson tried to caress Caroline Starks with a brick, but she used the brick so roughly on Caroline that she had her arrested for assault and battery. Barney Riley did not see much of the storm, as he was trying to keep warm in a cell in the Cen tral Station, waiting to answer the charge of stealing a "super" from James Killeles. Ed. Marigney was locked up in the Third Pre cinct on the charge of cutting and wounding with intent to kill one Vary Stevens. George Forrest, for biting, assault and battery and threats, was yesterday sent by Acting Judge Holmes to the First District Court under $250 bonds. Mike Collins went to the First District Court to be tried by a jury, under $250 bonds, for entering a dwelling house in the day time and committing the crime of larceny. Andrew Graft, for assault and abuse, and threats to kill, was fined $10 or twenty days in the Parish Prison, and for resisting a court officer, wh'ile serving a warrant, was sent before the First Dis trict Court under $250 bonds. Kate Shield, a young lady supposed to be in sane, was locked up in the central Station. imon Stacks was immured in the Central Station, charged with furious driving and crip pling a mule. At 9 o'clock yesterday morning Dr. Walker's residence, corner of Napoleon Avenue and Coli seum street, was slightly damaged by fire. Loss $10. The doctor had a lot of valuable books de stroyed by the flames. No alarm turned in. Fire. At half-past 1 o'clock last night an incendiary set fire to the First Mission Colored Church, corner of Erato and Peters streets. The church was totally destroyed. Loss $1000; no insurance. Window shades in all tints and of the latest designr, have been received and are for sale at roasonalle prices by Heath, Pipe y & Lara, 97 and 91 Camp street. NOTICE TO TEACHERS. OFFICE CHIEF SUPERINTEN'T PUBLIC SCHOOLS, I New Orleans. Sept. 18, 1877. ) All applicants for positions as teachers in the City Schools who have not yet recorded in the Superintendent's office their names. residences and the grades for which they wish to be ex amined. are r. quired to do so, either personal ly or by written communication, previous to the examination appointed for MONDAY. 24th inst. W31. O. ROGER , Superintendent Public Schools of New Orleans. se19 4 THE NEW ORLEAN4 PACIFIC AIL. S' WAY COMPANY Have removed their office to the commodious ground floor of the building No. 159 Common street, formerly occupied by the New Orleans tIaslight Cmipany. In making this announcement they desire to exprers their thanks to those of their fellow eitizens whil hItve thus far extended their aid to this great enterprise, while again appealing to the entire community to promptly come for ward and subhscrilb e in accordance with their means, In order toea ahl the directory to push with retnrewcd vigor tile work already so far ae complishl.d to completion. Every facility will be given, on application at ithe offcee, to impart the information required to convince every one that the success of the road ti assured as soon as the sum of $s7r,o0o is reached, lither in subscriptions to the first mortgrrgn Ionds or to the stock of the company. In ordr r to place their securities within reach of all classes rof our people, the company have issued scrip limited ill amount to $50,000, and made roc'civnblen ither for stock when presented in sums of $I~,. or for freight rr passage on complertion ,of tlhe road. This scrip is divided irnto notes of sror, $2n, $10 and sr, transferable by bearer, thus ntablin.g all to aid this immeasur ably important work, tihe success of which will !rrgelyv r1'Jonnrrl to the interests of every man. woman and rhldi in this city. With regard to trh fir-t mortgage bonds, no one orcn doubt their being i first class invest mront, apartr from the r'olltteral advantages whirh will e dririved by tihe residents of this rity; anl that they will tie so regarded by our rmooreyedl institutions tie compmny refer to a reromnrlrlndaltiorr marde a short time since by tIhe presindents of nrearly nll our banks and in sturarne corn C patnier of the se'ond1 mortgage 1 rper rrent btonlds of tlth conlmpany, when nuoh an I isste was cornterrl plated. To show the cornflridnr' felt1 by these institu tions in tilhe proposed roatd, their offleers recom ml'n ath , ,cond morrtgtrag bonlds of the New Orleans I'acitl, R ailway Cormpany as a "first class 7 per renllt Itper annum interest paying investment.'" and say "they will be received by their several trstitutions aas security for loans.. with ar mrch rr.rliness as any other 7 per crn0t secutlrity of trhe Htater of Louisiana: they un hi:sitItlingly commend those bonds for invest mont." With this indulemennt supplemented by the assuraunce that the, oomrpany can obtain all else utcessary to place the entire road in working order when this seemingly small sum shall have been provtied for, ancl further, that in stead of secontd mortgaget, first mortgage a per cent bornls are sulstituted, can any citizen, who really dresires the prosprrity of this city, which han been so long rrtardedl by the simple want of proper communication with the almost inex hau.sthbl, reasourcs of 'IT'xas, Arkansas and Nortthern Lmurisianafail to respond promptly to this appr'al ? E. B. WHEELOCK, Presiridnt New Orleans 'Par.ille Railway Com any. sets im2dp SCHOUL BOOKH. HIn.ving boon awarded by the State Boar.4 hJ. Edulwation a majority of the bids for furnish . ihe public schools of the State, and having a-l rannwments with publishers, we are proparedto furnish the following books at prices named. Column No. I is lowest retail price adopted;. column No. 2 exchange price, for first Introduc tion. when books of similar grade in actual us4 are taken in exchange: No. I. No.2. Watson's Independent S4peller .. 2 11 Watson's Primary Reader 2. , It Wa'son's S. eond Rea*I r -... . 40 t1 Watson's Third R.ader ..........55 r 0 Watson's gonurtth Rea lr .. 7 ) Watson's Fifth heder, tl .... .....( t) Watson's Hixth Reader ... ...1i 20 i0 Steele's Philosophy. Astronomy. ea'h ....... ............... . 1 20 0F Streeol's.Chemistry, Oology.each 1 2)0 61 Steele's Zoology .............. 1 20 61' Private s'hools will be allowed same prices alr public schools. Other lists will be publlihed hereafter. LMIERAL DISCOUN r TO TIIE TRADE, J. C. EVRICH, BOOKEELLER AND STATIONER, 130 .... ...... anal street..... ....... I! NEW ORLEANS. stl r5-1lm2dp W. W. CLARK. JNO. W. NORRIS, D. TnEp , President. Vice President. Secretary and Treas, DIEBOLD SAFE AND LOCK CO. The Leading Safes in the world. Have nea failed to preserve their contents against FIRE OR BURGLARS, though tested thousands of times. tablishing themselves in business their interest to give me a call be ing elsewhere. Over twenty Hecon bination Lock Safes on hand. for sal A. ROY, Agent New Orleans branch Diebold Safe nd Lock Company, au22 2dptf 22 Canal street. Established 1809. P. O. BOe.01' WHITE'S GINNERY, Office 26 Union, near Carondelet street TO COTTON FACTORS AND PLANTERS GINNING TERM4-THE SEED. BAGGING, TIES, TWINE and DRAY furnished FREE since 1876. ' Parties wishing to know the average yield of Cotton ginned at "WHITE'S GINNERY" last season will please send to the undersigned for circulars. D. PRIIEUR WHITE. aulo 6m 2dp New Orleans Savings Instituti No. 156 Canal Street. TBEUTEES: A. MOULTON. E. A. PAL7EEY, CARL KOHN, T. L. BAYNE, DAVID URQUHART. GEORGE JONAS, JOHN G. GAINES, THCS. A, ADAMS, THOS. A. CLARKE. CHRIST'N SCHND BI; CHAS. J. LEEDS. SAMUEL JAMISON Interest Allowed on Deposits. u. UBQUHABT. President. ORts. KILSHAr. Treasurer. al15 lfh, ART. CARRLERBE. O. CARURsa. . L. CARRIERS. Cas. J. A. C ARRIERE & SONS, COMMISSION MERCHANT Corner Boyad and Custobehose. Liberal Advances made on Consignments to our friends in LONDON. LIVERPOrOL. arm s9rdp JIVB2E and B0IZL ZeL