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TMaE $riOa THE AB.EO3INGl TOPIC.
The storm continued to be the absorbing topic at the City HaBl yesterday, sothlog, seemingly, going Ot n ay of the departments beyond the daly routine. During the storm Administrator Diamond was one of those wio had his haftds ull, looking particularly after the Fire Alarm Telegraph wires, many of which, to gether with several signal boxes in the Third District, were broken or got out of working order and hed to be attended to as soon as the sool' dents were made known to the Department of Folios. One of the poles supporting the wires, aitated at the corner of Dorgenois and Bayou, was laid low during the storm, whilst a portion of the wall of the stable of Vigilant Fire Compa my No. 8, and the stables of Phoenix lo. 8, 8 were blown down. Furthermore, $r. Devereaux, warden of the House of Refuge, reports that the roof of the main building of that inftitution was badly damaged, lty blown down, and that in wet B er the workshop oannot be tlilised; that here was from one to two feetof water surround. tg the buildings, and twenty inmates down with the fever. Mr. Devereaux closes his report rather ear eastlstaly, thus: "I am satisfled this is the best and most profitable place this city or State can produce to place convicts who are sentenced for life. One or two northeast winds and their sen ktece will expire. But possibly it may be that those committed there are not fitted for society," et. Oaht. Manning also reported that the roof of the Sith Precincot Station was so badly damaged that the and stationery of the station had been by water. All rn faPts having been referred to the Mayor, his Honor replied that they were argent oases and should be Immediately attended to, end Administrator Edwards, as luperintendent of Publio Buildlngs, issued orders to that effect. The M~al plda visit in the morning to the levee toogte ~Atlantio Press,where the wash i Tred adi Tuesday, and other pointe of the I Walt being that he issued e is nstruo * the levee, and that flying gangs of i;ýC put to work throughout the city the fallen trees. SDRAINING MACHINsu. r. of Capt. Fremeaux, smitant sur not favorable to the contraotors for the of the Meloomene street, Dublin Ave. uoet an London Avenue draining machines, the two frst named not being working when he vis ited them on Wednesday at 10 and 11 o'olock in A. morning. Ospt. Fremeaux says that since the last ten years he has not seen the Dublin Avenue machine--the pride of the department in 2in4-lu such a dilapidated condition. He says further that everything arouandbeing submerged, with a depth of water of eighteen inches on Washington Avenue, he ordered the machine to be put to work the same orders being given regarding the elpomene and London Avenue *t0ahines. O.pt. Fremeaux adds that notwith tuanding the apologies given by the drainage .ontraotors he did not think that they were juti sed in stopping their machines. urohfield, of the Blenville street maohine, was as usual at his post his machine having been running, or at least the smaller one, since the flood set in. As soon as the water recedes Maoioiently the larger wheel will be working. THE RCHOOL @OAID. The School Board met last night at No. 39 Burgundy street. Present: President Semmes, Tourne, Craig, Fayerweather, Mitchell, Coleman, Bartley, Collins, FPerguson, Gutheim, Handy, McLean, Martinet, Perkins, Seaman. Swarbrick and O'Brien. Rev. Mr. Gutheim asked for the reason of call. tug the special meeting, and Ool. Collins re aponded that it had been impossible for him to seure a meeting of a faull finance committee and lhe had no written report to make. He said that St was nseassary to have an apportionment for 1877.78, and hence the oalL Mr. Seaman said that no thought the way out of the matter was for the finance committee to mase out a budget and present It at the regular aeeting In October. Col, Collins said that it was impossible for the luasee committee to make up a report without the assistance of the board." A budget had been made up by a joint committee, but this was not Anal. Bresident Semmes said that it was doubtless correet that the committees should assist the moaee committee in the work of forming the budget. Rev. Mr. Outhetm thought it unnecessary. Until the teachers' appointments to teaoherships bhad been made it was impossible to make up a budget. President Semmes said, that inasmuch as the city budget was not made up before December, there was plenty of time. He said that it was understood that the chairmen of the several committees make up a statement of their neoese eary expenaltareu. Rev. Mr. Gutheim said that besides the object of the meeting thiro were several other subjects necesary for consideration, and one was the ex amination of applicants for teacherships. He moved that the committee on teachers have the privilege of changing the day of examination of teachers. Adopted. Mr. Seaman asked whether or not this change would not be detrimental to the teachers. Rev. Mr. OGtheim said the object was that ap plioants should not be examined two days in sunc ceassion, thus giving them rest. He desired to call the attention of the board to another matter, and that was the committee was composed of five members, and he did not know that allould give six hours a day for that pur. pose; he would move that an additional number of five be appointed to assist the committee on teachers. Messrs. Swarbrlck, Collins, Ferguson, Mitchell and Seaman were appointed. Mr. Ferguson desired to be excused, and was accordingly, and Mr. Handy was appointed in his place. Rev. Mr. Gutheim informed the gentlemen ap pointed'as well asthe ommittee on teachers, that a meeting would be held at the superintendsnt's office on Saturday. Mr. Seaman said that the State Board had adopted a sat of text books, and he saw from comments made that the action of the State Board was a finality. He said if the parents of popils were compelled to adopt a new series the question is, what would be the effect or it? He asked the superintendent what he had to say about it. Superintendent Rogers said that he had seen in the papers that the State Board had made sev eral changes, but not a sweeping change. He understo d, however, that the State Board had provided a certain amount of books necessary for those children whose parents were unable to pro cuare them. He said the law was that the "State Board shall have the right to designate the books to be used in the schools." He said that several of the books have been used for some time. The previous boards have changed the books several ,mes. One instanoy was in the matter of gram. mars, there being now three in the schools. The State Board now desired to go back and use one. Mr. Seaman thanked the superintendent for his information. Superintendent Rogers further stated that he thought suitable arrangements might be made with the publishere to furnish at a small cost to the boardbooks for the poorer scholars. The president asked whether or not it would be well for a committee to be appointed on text ,books. On motion of Mr. Gutheim, himself, Mr. Sea man and Mr. Capdevielle were appointed. Mr. Ferguson then said he had had a lot of furniture in the MoDonogh School repaired, the bill amounting to more than the sura allotted for that purpose. It had been in use at the State House during the late troubles, and was in a de plorable condition. He desired that the bill should be put on the July pay roll. The bill was for $26, when the sum allotted was $250. CoL dollins suggested that the bill be divided in equal parts, half on the July and half on the August pay roll. He said that hehad heard from the state apportionment, and it would only be enough to pay the June roll. He then brought up the question of putting portresses on the July roll. Mr. Bartley said that the matter had been dis cussed at some length the meeting before. He sain that the portresses kept the schools clean darlne the vacation and were entitled to the sum granted them. Mr. Fayerweather stated that the colored mem bers thought it was unfair that so many changes had been made and the colored olas. had been neglected. He asked that the chairman of the committee should give colored portresses post tions. TLey had from one to ten children and they expected to share with the teachers as to the questaon of collecting pay. Mr. Oraig said that as one of the committes on school buildings he could eay that they had done their whole duty. Out of over some three hundred applicants the cihmittee selected the best. Mr. Bartley said that the remarks of Mr. Fayer weather refleotedupon him. He had endeavored to do full justice to all parties. Mr. Fa erweather moved a reconsideration of the vote |by which the portresses had been ap pointed, but it received no second. Mrs. Meotoy was appointed as portress of the Lincoln school, and thereupon the board ad journed. CUrSIOM-IIOUBK OOOSSIP. Iysterious Rumors of the Enforcement of the "Clvil Service." Gossip was at a discount at the Custom-House yesterday, owing principally to the absence of that clase of "outs" who find out the little inner workings of the position-givers, and that absence could only be accounted for by the cool breeze stirring and the nonu.possession of fall overcoats by the "outs." But few applicants for positions waited upon the 8peoal Deputy during the day, and in the evening it was rumored that No nMOR UHANOES would be made, as instrnotions had been re ceived from Wasbingtom forbidding further re movals unless for cause. This came to the ears of the Democrat commissioner by the grape. vine, and though not confirmed by the Collector or Special Deputy, it was not contradicted b1 those who ought to know something of the information received from the Treasury Depart ment. It is stated, too, that several appoint. ments which have been made recently will not be confirmed at Washington, but for what reason is unknown, unless it be that THz CIVIL EERVIC. BREFOR is to be adhered to hereafter. There was a whisper about the building, too, that a prominent Federal official, who does not report directly to the Treasury Department would have his aoounts and bond overhauled before he grew much older, and when the "true inwardness" of both came to light, as one said, a few "prominents" had better stand from under. THE REVETIIENT LEVEE. Views of the Originator of the Plan Rela tive to Its Strength. Yesterday afternoon a DIKocsAT reporter vis ited the revetment levee at the lake for the pur pose of inspecting the amount of damage result log from the storm after it had spent its force. The breaks referred to in yesterday's DaxoCRAT had enlarged somewhat, but the plank revetment proper was not as much damaged as was first thought, there being on the 2200 feet of front about eighteen breaks, varying from twenty to four feet. Just behind the planking the em bankment is much washed away, and im mediate repairs are required. Whilst in his peregrinations the reporter met Major W, B. Bell, the former city surveyor, who was the ori ginator of the plan, as carried out, of building this revetment. Major Bell stated that this levee had been sug gested by him some time before the work was started, and that he had followed strictly the report of the United States Board of Engineers in building the work. It was commenced five years ago, in the month of August, 1872, and all wood work was composed of heart pine. Packing up this wood work was an embankment of earth taken from the excavations of the oanal dug in its rear some fifteen feet in depth and filling and esutaining the sloping front. According to Major Bell's opinion the cause of the break lug of the revetment was that inasmuch as it had not been repaired since its building the piles and facing had rotted away, and were torn out by the force of the waves. He said that the waves came over the revetment in a thin sheet of water and dripped down, washing the fine sand from the embank ment down, allowing the water to undermine the woodwork and gradually creating a break. The crest of the embankment is fully seven feet above the Metarie ridge. When questioned regarding the means of re pairing the damage done, Major Bell said that it would be best to take an average line along the ragged edge of the present damaged earthwork and to construct a strong vertical bulkhead fol lowing the line of the caves in the levee. The cost of this would not exceed $20,000. If new cypress piles were used they would last fully seven years, but if pine was employed they could not be expected to be there more than five. The ballast ought to have been used outside the revetment as it was part of the original plan. The oopt of the entire bulkheading, 8200 feet from the New canal around to the east where it joins the swamp, was $160,000. Major Bell's plan, which met with much op position, was to have the front of the revetment faced with iron, as it would not float, and thus more powerfully resist the action of the water. As Revolr, Caseneuve. The days of magicians and wizards are over' and prestidigitaterse reign in their stead. Le Commandeur Caseneuve, who came among us with a roll of titles enough to fill a book, and medals sufficient to cover a fall suit, appears here for the last time to-morrow evening. He will take a oomplimentiary benefit, to-night, when he promises to surpass even all his greatest successes yet achieved. It would be folly not to attend for the Academy of Music affords an exceptional opportunity for seeing, the spectator being bronght so close to the performer that detection would be inevitable in case of the slightest awkward motion. He particularly courte close attention, and all his tricks are exe outed with an ease, grace and confidence as mar velous as they are effective. The attraction at the benefit will be greatly en hanced by the appearance of M. and Minme. Rossi and Mr. Repetto. Messrs. Rossi and Repetto will afford us a rare opportunity of enjoying their rendering of the grandest of duets from "La Reine de Chypre," in addition to which a grand aria from "Trovatore," by M. Boastsi, and lastly, "Lee Dragons de Villars," by Mine. Bossi, the charming soprano. Minme. Oazeneuve will also assist by appearing in some of tie latest Parisian novelties. In a word, a most interesting pro gramme is promised. Accidentally Drowned. At half-past 6 o'clock Thursday morning, while an unknown white boy was attempting to catch some floating bananas at the river head of Dn maine street, he accidentally fell overboard and was drowned. The body was shortly afterwards recovered, but up to the time the Coroner held the inquest it had not been identified. This Time All is Not Well that Ends WelL At 4 o'clock Sunday morning an insane negro boy named Achille Adolph, aged 18 years, soi dently fell in the well in his parents' yard, at No. 441 Bagatelle street, and was drowned. The Coroner held an inquest and returned a verdict of accidental drowning. CAPITOL NOTES. AN IDEA OF THE DATA SECURED TB THE VARIOUS INVEBTIGATINGI COMMITTEES. Gov. Nicholls being ill and confined to his bed, but little other than routine business was trans. acted at the Executive office yesterday,mnd not much'was done In the other offices. The four experts employed to examine and make a recapitulation of THE TREAUBiER'S BOOKS, are laboring daily now, and will have more data to lesent to the investigating committee at its meeting to-day, including, perhaps, an additional oheck account, in which it will be shown that a certain individual has received in payment of warrants an immense amount of money, and other data, which will be completed during the next two or three weeks, and which will show a history of the transactions of the office since 1870. THE AUDITOBIAL OOMMITTEE will, at their next meeting, be able from the data already arranged to ascertain from official records the exaet amount of money collected in all but a very few of the parishes since 1870, and could be presented, were they to meet to-morrow, with the official dats from thirty parishes. Not only this, but they will be shown, in an official way, numerous mare's nests in the matter of the pay ment of claims, such as country printing claims and other expenses (?)I [enough of such data having been found in SOME OF THE STUD BOOKS which were overlooked, it seems, when those five boxes were smuggled out of the State-House into that cab and thence to the Custom-House. The committee to investigate educational mat ters will have their data completed and in a shape that will not only reflect credit upon the expert, Mr. Cule, but will defy contradiction as being entirely conversant with the workings of the department, and having accoess to all the records, it was a much easier, though tire some task, for him to wrestle with than would have been the ease had one unacquainted with the routine been secured to do the work. The work of APPORTIO1ING THE SCHOOL TAXES to the various parishes was done by the State Superintendent of Publio Education, and in his office was kept a record of such apportionments for years past hence with a verifioation of those accounts by the books of the State Treasurer, which has been done in the accounts of each parish; an acunrate and unimpeachable statement will be secured by the committee, and, in fact, that has already been secured and a statement of the qpoounts of each parish furnished to the school boards. Some of those boards have MADE THOROUGH INVESTIOATIONS into the affairs of the ex-Republioan officials, and while seven-tenths of those which have made reports show unmistakable crookedness, three tenths show square balances with vouchers for all expenses claimed. The secretary of the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana Slate University and Agricultural and Mechanical College has prepared the as NOTICES TO DELIVEB," to be served upon the ex-offioers of the late Ag ricultural and Mechanical College. the notices calling upon those persons to hand over all the property, moneys, etc., held by them and belong ing to the State. Duplicate copies of these no tices were prepared, and when one is served the other will be preserved with date of service, memoranda of parties serving, etc., in order that a foundation may be laid for legal process in oase of a refusal. Capt. Ed Flood has had placed in convenient positions about the State-House, portable BABCOCK FIRB EXTINGOUISHES, to be ready in the case of an emergency. THE BOARD OF HEALTH. The Board of Health met at their rooms in the Capitol last night, with Dr. Choppin, president, in the chair; Drs. Taylor and Tanney, and Messrs. Hardle and Nott, present. Secretary Taylor read the minutes of the pre vious meeting, which were received and adopted. Col. Hardle stated that it was imposible for him to furaish the board with a report, as he could not consult the City Surveyor, who was very busy, his absence being caused by the storm, but that he would make a report of the commit tee on Quarantine Station, showing repairs of the buildings attached to the stations. The report was accepted and ordered to be spread on the min utes. Mr. Nott, chairman of the committee on car bolic acid and vessels, stated that he was unable to furnish the committee with a report until the next meeting. To the communication received at the last meet ing from the residents of the parish of Jefferson, asking the board to prevent the planting of rice, the attorneys of the board furnished the follow ing report: Dr. Samuel Ohoppin: Dear Sir-Dr. Adams has complained of the refusal of captains of vessels passing the station at Rigolets, to give him information, answer question, etc.; also that they do not stop when boarded by him, but continue under sail, tbnu forcing him to make a rapid inspection or be car ried beyond the limits of his station, to his great inconvenience. We have, therefore, drawn up a regulation under section 6 of the act of 1855, and also under the general power conferred by act of 1877, which, we think, if the board adopts, would put an end to these annoyances. We merely give the regulation in the rough, the board can en large it, or change it, as they see fit. Very truly, KENNEDY & AUSTIN, Attorneys. The above was adopted and ordered to be placed, in the shape of an ordinance, upon the minutes. Before the ad',ption of the above, Mr. Nott re. quested the Secretary to report to the parties sending the communication that the Board of Health had no jnrisdiction, and that the ans wer should also go to the police jury of Jefferson parish. The following communication was also re ceived: NEw ORLEANS, Sept. 19, 1877. Dr. B. F. Taylor, Secretary of the Board of Health : Dear Sir-Is reply to your inquiry respecting the right of the Board of Health to exercise powers over the planting of rice in the parish of Jefferson (right bank), which culture is alleged to be deleterious to health, etc., we beg to say that we do nsat think the Board of Health has any jurisaiction over the matter. In all matters r lating to quarantine, the board has full powers throughout the State; but in other matters ihe powers are confined to the parish of Orleans and left bank of Jefferson. Very respectfully, KENNEDY & AUSTIN, Attorneys. The above was ordered to be spread upon the minutes. Mr. Nott offered a motion to the effect that the board declare that Pensacola is not an infected port, and that the quarantine be raised. Which motion was lost by Dr. Choppin voting in the negative. A letter was received from C. N. Soria. Mr. Soria represents that he is the agent of the steamer Alabama, and sta es that she had again been detained at the quarantine station during five hours. The complaint was received and referred to the former committee. Dr. Ohoppmn stated that he had received on the 14th inst. a telegram from Dr. Adame, at the Rigolete, that there had been one death from yellow fever on board the schooner Daniela. Dr. Adams also stated that he had detained the vessel for fumigation and that the cantain re quested a pass after the fumigation of the vessel. '1o which the president answered that he could pass after the fumigation of his trunk and cloth ing.hat on the 17th inst. he also received a tele gram from Dr. Finney, stating that the bark 0 Harral and schooner Narcissa had arrived from a Havana, with fever on board the Harral, and de tained her, and alter fumigating detained both vessels, upon which he had found a case of yel- a low fever. He further says that the next day he * took off three oases of fever-the captain, second officer and cabin boy. Another dispatch from the same party says: "Marie Catlinn at quarantine with one ease from Havana." That upon examination of the ship, after the osptain had taken an oath that there was no yel- t low fever on board, he marched all hands on deck, among whom was this poor fellow with the fever, and he died. Other telegrams and letters had been received a from Dr. Finney, stating that several barns from I Havana had arrived with three cases of yellow a fever on board. Upon Dr. Finney's interrogation to a captain from Havana, he was informed that every ship in port at Havana had yellow fever on board. To the above the president answered ordering the fumigation of all ships and cargoes with fever on board, daily. That under no ciroum stances must vessels without fever be anchored near tnose with fever, but they must be anchored I at the government warehouse, and to keep a sharp lookout. In response Dr. Finney telegraphed that it was impossible for ships to keep at anchor on ac count of the storm. He said: "The Margaret had arrived with three oases of yellow fever on i board." Dr. Choppin called the attention of the board to a commnmication which he had addressed to the chief of police, calling on that officer to de tail a detective to travel constantly on the Mobile road to prevent the approach of yellow fever on the said road. To whic"o communication the Mayor appointed Officer B. R. Tracy to attend to the duties, with full instructions for him not to allow any passen gers to get any further than the Rigolets, and that he must direot all persons with fever to go back and not to allow them to come in New Orleans. Dr. Choppin stated that as yet there was not a single case of yellow fever in the city and that there had been only seven cases, six on hand and two deaths at quarantine and no new cases. Mr. Nott said that he would like the president to inform him if the fever existing as stated was the yellow fever. To which Dr. Choppin answered that they had received such assurances from their represents tive, and that until further it would be regarded as yellow fever. But that the city was free from it, from the fact that he has consulted most of the doctors practicing in the infeoted locality of 1876, it bAing the best way to t-st that. He does not think that in twenty years again to come the board would ever have such an opportunity to ascertain the benefits of strict quarantine and fumigation. Iherefore, theyshould not leave any stone un turned to stop the fever. He thought that his services would be of more value here than for him to go to the Convention of the American Health Association, to which he had been invited; that he could telegraph the object of his subject-matter for discussion and send his head-lines, which would answer all pur purposes; that his sole object of remaining was in case that any vessel should arrive with yellow fever for him to follow her up and to have her disinfected under his special view; and again, that remaining at home would save the board an expense of $200, and that he could do just as well r by tending his matter. Dr. Taney thought that the president had bet Ster remain here. Mr. Nott said that he labored under the idea that the president had better attend the conven tion. After considerable discussion, the matter was left to the discretion of the president. s The budget for Dr. Finney's station for the a month of August amounts to $159 50, which was approved and ordered paid. After the transaction of routine business the a board adjourned. A BRIDE AND GROOM IN JAIL. How the Groom Forced an Irate Mother In-law to Take a Back Beat. Some few days ago a young girl named Lizzie Dixon suddenly disappeared from her home on Peters street, near Girod. As her parents knew that she had gone to any other than a proper place, they reported the facts to the police, and yesterday Special Mike Hennessey was sent out to search for the lost one. He found Lizzie in a house of ill repute, No. 187 Barracks street, kept by a Mrs. Hany, alias Tyers, in company with one James Cunningham. The officer made both Lizzie and James pris oners, and brought them to the Third Precinct Station, and was about to look Lizzie up on the charge of being a juvenile vagrant, when Jimmy defied any one to place that charge against Lizzie and produced a marriage certiflcete, duly re corded, to show that Lizzie Dixon was now Mrs. Jimmy Cunningham. This settled things com pletely, and the bride and groom were told to go forth rejoicing, regardless of the protest entered by mama and papa. A LAST FAREWELL. A long cortege of our citizens, including a large representation of the boys of the lost cause, yesterday afternoon followed to the grave the remains of Capt. Conrad Green, as gallant a soldier and courteous a gentleman as ever trod the earth. Capt. Green commanded during the late war one of the companies of the Seventh Regiment, which fought so valiantly in the valley of Virginia with the other regi ments of the Louisiana Brigade. Capt. Green's demise was unexpected, to us at least, for we were not even informed of his ill ness, and only very recently we met him in the enjoyment of a robust health. He leaves a family and a host of friends to mourn his untimely lose, for he was scarcely over fifty years of age at the time of his death, and see:ued endowed with a physique promising for him a much longer lease of life. A Fourteen-Foot Tumble, A youth namied Robert Leabhy, aged 14 years, at 9 o'clock Thursday, while engaged in assisting his father in fixing a gallery at the house No. 41 Front street, fell from the scaffold to the ban quette, a distance of fourteen feet, and was seriously injured. When picked up he was in an insensible condition. He was conveyed to the residence of his parents, No. 343 Baronne street, where he was attended by Dr. Lehde. Personal. Our energetic and amiable friend, Emile D. Levy, of the large clothing house of Leon God chaux, of Canal street, left yesterday evening for the North to superintend in person the shipment of the fall styles which will be presented to the public by his house in a few days. We wish him a pleasant trip and a safe return among us. Mr. David Dnlnzigor leaves tlis evening for Now York, where he goes to purehaso fall goods for his house. BREVITI ES. Great credit is due to Mr. R. P. Stubbs, the superintendent of the Seventh District, for his disinterested action in going to the succor of the unfortunate overflowed ones at the end of the New Canal Tuesday night. The Lake trains of the City Railroad Company sometimes anticipate the hour of their departure. At least such was the case with the two o'clock train on Thursday, which left the city station nearly three minutes before time. SHORT ITEMS. Henry Williams, charged with assault and bat tery, was placed under $500 bonds for his ap pearance. Victor Bertel, charged with having, a few weeks ago, shot and wounded his brother Henry. was yesterday discharged by Acting Judge Holmes. Joe Barney was yesterday arrested at the corner of Julia and Magazine streets, and lodged in the Central Station charged with robbery of a $20 bill. A policeman reports h ing frightened off a thief, at 3 o'clock Thursd& norning, who was attempting to break into W. Quinn's h use, on Mandevlle atreet, between Durgundy and Ram part streets. Our peelers are noted for frightening off thieves; it may, however, be considered a virtue when they land so few of them in jail. The plaster is falling in oranoru Market, en dangering the lives of pedestrians. A lady was struok by a plece of the falling plaster and slightly injured. Mrs. Joe Carcello was yesterday plaed under $o00 bonds for her appearance before the First Municipal Court on two obarges--asault and battery on Louisa White and larceny. Rebecca, not the old girl that used to stand at the well in days of old, but another Rebecca, had Josephine Lachand arrested and incarcerated in the Third Station on a charge of larceny. Maggie MoGinnis alleged that Kate Shaw cut and wounded her with a dangerous weapon, and for the offense Katie was taken out of the wind and placed in a cell at the Central Station. THE COURTS. United States Commnlasloner's Court. H. Dewilleneuve, a peddler of tobacso, resid ing at No. 159 Mandeville street, was searched, and twelny pounds of tobacco found on his premises. Commissioner Adams placed him under $500 bonds to appear for trial on Monday next. Theo. A. Chanvier became his bondsman. First District Court. Nolle prosequi-Adolph Newhouse, Charles Brooks, Daniel McDonald and E. Condere, as sault and battery. Continued indefnitely-Louis Johnson, assault and battery. Pleaded guilty to assault-Anthony Martinez and Thomas Murphy. Second District Court. The succnssions of Widow John J. Bryant and Mrs. Irene Borden Luther, deceased wife of Ed ward 8. Keep, have been opened. Jean S. Campanel prays to be emancipated. Third District Court. John Rheinthal va. City of New Orleans and Civil Sheriff-suit for an injunction to prevent defendants from further proceedings under the writ of fleri facies obtained against plaintiff in the Superior Diesrict Court. Writ lessed. Fifth District Court. Suit has been entered by E. L. Levasseur against L. H. Gardner & Co., Samuel L. Boyd and J. A. Caetenado for $7500 and interest. Petitioner alleges that on Octoberl 1, 1873, Levasseur & Co. sold to him the R~d Store No. 1, at the corner of Levee and St. Philip streets, with all the stock, etc., for the sum of $10,104 50, and that petitioner took possession of the same and retained it for a period of two mon'hs and made purchases to replenish his stock. when, on December 8 cf the same year, L. H Gardn'r & Co. and Samuel L. Boyd, of New York, sued out write of attachments against Levasseur & Go., and entered into possession of plaintiff's proper ty. The petition alleges that this suit of Gard ner & Co. and Samuel L. Boyd was on an extin guished debt, and hence the suit for damages. Sixth District Court. B'ate of Louisiana ex rel. Samuel and David Jamison vs. Board of Assessors of the parish of Orleans. Motion to show cause why mandamus obtained argued and taken under advisement by the court. The Shreveport Times has the follow ing complimentary notice of Gen. B. B. Simmes of this city: We learn with pleasure that the Democratic delegation in Congress from Louisiana will present the name of Gen. B B. Simmes, of New Orleans, for an important position in the organization of the House of Representatives at the approaching session. Gen. Himmes has been a leading Democrat in Louisiana al most beyond the memory of the present gene ration. He has served with ability and fideli ty in bothi branches of the General Assembly and in the Constitutional Convention of 1852. He has been more than once a delegate to the National Convention, and was a Democratic presidential elector in 1860. Like Marshal Ney, he "has fought a hundred battles" in defense of the principles of the Democratic party. His general ability and his genial manners will grace any position the Demo cratic caucus may see fit to confer on him. Louisiana certainly deserves something from the hands of the Democratic party. Through all her long years of trial her De mocracy has never wavered. It would' be a graceful compliment to her steadfastness to recognize her claims in this, the day of her emancipation. GAS HOLDERM TAKE NOTICE. [Ban Francisoo Call.] Among other battles at which one assists this moment in France is that between electric candles and gaslight. Yesterday evening I visited this peculiar candle manufactory, in the Avenue des Villiers, the director of which is a Rus sian engineer, and also the inventor, M. Joblockoff. Now, as Voltaire observed, light comes from the north. The labor atory is hung with pictures and colored stuffs, which can be as easily distin guished in their shades as if in full noonday. The candles have the same ratio to gas and oil lamps as sun to moonlight. The inventor poured some glasses of water on the flame of his dips, but they burned away all the time. They emit no smoke, and consequently cannot blacken ob jects, nor any heat-350 times less than an ordinary candle-hence, books will not fall out of their bindings, nor tapestry turn into black snuff. There can be no fire, no explosions, and the light can be laid on some three to fif teen times cheaper than gas or oil-light. The light does not tremble or twinkle much, and none at all if it passes through a globe slightly opaque. The candle is composed of two cylyndrical sticks of charcoal, separated by a preparation of sand ground glass and kaolin; a magneto-electric machine fur nishes the current, which flows from one point to the other of the charcoal rods. Each candle burns three hours, and the extinction of one lights up an other. We are more than on the eve of a great discovery, but as the proof of the pudding is in the eating of it, the invention will be speedily tested, as the circus, the opera, the Louvre drapery shop and the railway termini are to be illuminated by the new process. It will never be accepted by ladies for a ball room, as, unlike charity, it will not cover a multitude of sins. THE FRESCOEM IN THE CAPITOL. [Cincinnati Enquirer.] WASHINGTON, Sept. I.--Brumide, the artist, who has been frescoing the Capi tol for the past twenty years, has just completed a panel of fresco painting within the rotunda of the Capitol which, at its high elevation, has every appear ance of statuary, and has deceived a large number of visitors, including Sen ators and Representatives. The panel now finished represents Columbus step ping from a boat to the shore, and a number of allegorical figures, including the Goddess of Liberty, Muse of History, etc. The object of the work is to sub mit a specimen to Congress for its ap proval, and, if approved, to secure the necessary appropriation to enable the plan to be carried out. RICHARD LINDSEY'S GRAVE, [Jackson Clarion.] The 14th of September, the annniver sary of the day on which the citizen sol diery of New Orleans routed the train bands of Kellogg on the field of battle, and overthrew the government of the carpet-baggers, was celebrated with be coming ceremonies in that city. The gallant Richard Lindsey, who fell on that occasion, and whose remains sleep in the cemetery of Jackson, his native city, were not forgotten. His tomb was beautifully decorated with flowers by the sex who never neglect to pay the tribute due to patriotism and valor. JUDICIAL ADVERTSErZENTS. SHEMIIll?+ ALES. The City of New Orleans vs. Isatae IiM;u same vs. same; same vs. same. QSUPEItIOR DISTRICT COURT FOR THI .-L parish of Orleans, Nos. 72 661, 88 717 and 243:r-By virtue of three writs of fleri facias, to me direoted by the honorable the Superior Dis trict Court for the parish of Orleans, in the above entitled causes, for city taxes of 18746 1875 and 1870, I will proceed to sell at public auc tion., at the Merchants and Auctioneers' Ex change, Royal street, between Canal and Custom house streots, in the Second District of this city. on MONDAY, October 15, 1877, at 12 o'clock m.. the following described property, to wit A CEttTAIN PORTION OF GROUND, sit uated in the Fourth District of this city. in rquare number ninety-six, bounded by Fourth. Annunciation, Laurel and Third streets. desig nated as lots numbers ten and half of nine. measuring forty feet front on Fourth street by one hundred and two feet in depth. Seized in the above suits. Terms-Cash on thei spot. THCivil IOMA H. HANDY, Civil Sheriff of the 'risih of Orleans. 01o2 24 eel5 The City of New Orleans vs. Louis Bach htoltz; samne vs. same;n same vs. Louis Buck holtz; same vs. same; same vs. same; same vs. same. SAUPERIOtS DISTRICT COURT FOR THE I parish of Orleans. Nos. 30,977, 34,607, 50,398. 608347, 80,927. and 291-By virtue of six writs of fterl tafcins, to me directed by the honorable the Superior District C .urt for the parish of Orleans. in the above entitled causes, for city taxes of 1870. 1871. 1873. 1874. 1875 and 1876. I will proceed to sell at public a elirn, at the Mer chants and Auctioneers' Exchange. Royal street. between Canal and Utisomhlouse streets. in the Second District of this city, on MONDAY, October 15, 1877, at 12 o'clock m., the follow ing desrlbed prop rty, to wit A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND. situated in the First District of this city, in sruare t number seventeen A, hounled by Delta. Water. Not ro Dame and Julia str' ets, designated as lot number two, metsuring twenty-four feet Sft or on Delta stree't by one hundred and twen ty-live feet in depth. Seized in the above suits. Terms-Cash on tii' spot. THOMAH H. HANDY, Civil Sheriff of the P'arsh of Orleans. se12 24 o(15 The City of New Orleans vs. Mrs. Charles Harro I ot als. SUPERIOR DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 1. parish of Orleans, No. s85,si;-By virtue of a writ of flerl farias, to me directed by the honorable the Superior District Court for the parish of Orleans, in tihe above entitled cause, for city taxes of 1875. I will proceed t . sell at t publiic auction, at the Merchants and Auction ecrs' Exchange, . oyal street, between Canal and Customhliouse streets, in thFe Second District of this city, on MONDAY, October 15, 1877. at 12 o'cltck m., the following described prop erty, to wit A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND. situated in the First District of this city, in square num d her two hundred and twenty-seven, boundedby Cf Carondelet, Common, Baronne and Gravier streets, des gnated as lot number thirty. meaM uring twenty-one feet front on Carondelet 7 street by one hui'dred anl twenty feet in depth. Seized in the abouve suit. Terms-Cash On the . nt. :'IHOMAS H. HANDY. Civil Sheriff of the Parish of Orleans. 24 8 e12 24 oe15 The City of New Orleans vs. rank T'elten ic berg; same vs. samen: same vs. same; same 11 vs. same sname vs. same: same vs. Clement A. J. Verbeek: same vs. Thomas B. Moore SUPERIORI DISTRIICT COURT FOR T.R _e parish of Orleans, Nos. 73,381, 70,968 74,86, 9 e3. 8487. 5883 and 91,26;-By virtue of seven writs of fler fcies,. to me directed by the hon t- orable the Superior District Court for the par ish of Orleans. in the abo,ve entitled causes i- tor city taxes of 1874,1875 a.id 1876 I will proceed y to sell at public auction, at the Merchants and 2. Auctioneers' Eeehange. Royal street, between Canal and Customhouse strol s. in the Second Ic District of this city, on MONDAY, October 15 1517, at 12 o'clock m , the following described lproperty. to wit n . A CEIRT IN PORTION OF GROUND, sit le uated in the First District of this city, in snqare tl number three hundred and forty, hounded by Liberty. Howard, Perdido and Gravier .ots designate d a4 lots numbers twelve an 31. measuring fifty-seven feet front a y street by one hundred and six feet 2. A CERTAIN PORTION OF it uaited in the second D-strict of , in a nsquare number two hundred a e. to bounded by Carondelet Walk..fohns or ter and Priet.r streets, designated as t.n ber six, measuring thirty-throe feet front on Carondelet Wa'k by one hundred and twenty six feet in depth. 3. A CERTAIN PORTION OF GROVYND, sit unted in the Second District of this city, in square number two hundred and seventy. bounded by Carondelet W J1k. Johnson, at. t Peter and Gailvez streets, designated at lot inum It her three, measuring sixty feet front on Caron t, delet Walk by ni.,ety-one fugt in dath. 4. A CERTAIN PORTItN OF UIOUND, site uated in the Heconiu District of this city, in IS square number two hundred and sixty-seven 6- bounded by Dumaine, Johnbson, At. Ann and [ Galvbz strew' 8, designated as lot number twelve. measuring thirtd feet front on Johnsohi street by ninety fct in depth. r- 3. A CEIRTAIN PORTION OF OROUND, sit d tinted in the HSerond District of this city, in Ssquiars numb"r two hundred and sixty-nine ,tunlt1ed by Orleans. St. Peter, Johnson and 11 alvi'z strets, detsiginatil as lot number ten. 18 mneatring thirty-three feet front on Orleans ;o street Iv flf y-seven rent in depth. d i. A CERT %IN PORTION OF GROUND, sit tated in the Six' h Dis rict of this city, in square Snlumber thlree lhundred and fifteen, Mbunded by d 'Perriar, Coliseum. Lyon awl Bordeaux streets. risigna'nd as lot number four. measuring thirty foet front on terrier street by one hun dred feet in ,b'pth. n eizted in the itbov' suits. Terms-Cash on the spot. THOMAS IT. HANDY. Civil Sheriff of the Parish of Orleans. .e sllI (l The City of New Orleans vs. Frederick Graft: same vs. tIme. SUPERTIOR DISTRICT COURT FOR THE parish of Orleans, Nos. 72,071 and 87,402 By virtue of two writs of flri facias to me directed by the honorable the Superior bistrict Court for the parish of Orleans, in the above entitled causes, for city taxes of 1874 and. 1875, I will proceed to sell at public auction, at the Merchants and Auctioneers' Exchange, Royal street, between Canal and Custombouse stre ts, in the Sec,,nd District of this city. on MOI NDAY. October 15. 1877. at 12 o'clock m., the following dseribil property, to wit A CERTAIN PORTION OF GROUND. sit nated in the Sixth District of this city. in square number two hundred and ten, bounded by Amelia. Magazine, Constance and Peniston streets, designatl d as lots numbers eighteen j, and one-halfof lot nunmber nineteen, measurens ing forty-eight feet front on m, elia street bkf one hundred and fourteen feet in dkbth. - Seized 1"- the above suits. Terms-Cash on the sp't. THOMAS H. HANDY, Civil Sheriff of the Parish of Orleans. se12 24 ne15 The City of New Orleans vs. Charles gien venu: same vs. same: same vs. same. SUPERIOR DISTRICT COURT FOR THE Iparlish of Orleans, Nos. 34.177, 72644 a4d 2115-By virtue ,of three writs of flerf fai tos me dirciitedi by the honorable the SHuperior Ds trict Court for the parish of Orleans. in the abovce entitled causes, for city taxes of 1871, 1874 and 18716, will proceed to sell at public auction. at the Mer'thants and Auctioneers' $°age. Ityal street, between Canal and Cue j streets, in the Second District of th, . MONDAY, October 15, 1877, at 12 o'cl following described property, to wit A CERTAIN POuTION OF GROU L. uatcd in the Fourth District of this city, in square numbler seventy-four. bounded hi An nunciation. Chipoewa. Jackson and Philip streets, designated as half of lot number eight. measuring thirty-one feet eleven inches live lines front on Annunciation street by one hun dred and fifty-nine feet eight inches six lines in doeth. Seized in the above suits. Terms-Cash on the s,, ,t. THOMAS H. HANDY, Civil Sheriff of the Parish of Orleans. fel2 24 el5 The City of New Orleans vs. John Dailey; same vs. same!; same vs. John Daly. SITUPEIIIOR DISTRICT COURT f'l r THF parish of Orleans. Nos. 72,f 3.83 719 and 248- By virtue of three writs of fieri facias, to me tiirctedi by the honorable the Superior District Court for the parish of Orleans, in the above entitled itauses, for city taxes of 1874. 1875 and 1876. I will proceed to sell at public auction, at the Merchants and Auctioneers' Exchange. Royal street between Canal and Customhouse streets, in the Second District of this city, on MONI)AY. October 15, 1877. at 12 o'clock n., tihe following described property to wit A c:ERTAIN PORTION OF GdOUND. situated in the Fourth District of this city, in square number n'nety-seven, bound d by Annuneia tion. Third. La rel and Second streets, desig nated as lot number nineteen, measuring fifty five feet front on Annunciation street by one hundred feet in depth and front on Third street. Seized in the ablove suite. Terms-Cash on the spot.M THOMAS H. HANDY. Civil Sheriff of the Parish of Orleans. Se12 24 oc15