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MUNICIPAL MATTEIRS.
"aE RIVER FRONT.
* SItn. eaureirard commnufnlctes IsN
Views on the sulJect to the Mayor.
1The following letter, received yesterday by the
Vaor, indicstes that, although Oen. Beauregard
4A away from home, the interests of New Orleans
gS rnot forgotten by him:
A.CItA9A B Srat4o, )
Montgomery Oouty1Vs. 7~
September 117, 1877.
Dear lSr-I notice in late papere received from
: e > It Orleans that the citizens of the Seoond and
fMrd Distriots have petitioned the Otty Concll
tO adopt measures to prevent the encroachment
4. the ri.ver on the levee and front street of those
"irelet,+ and arrest in time the danger whloh
as tene their private property. The abrasion
nomplalned of has been going on for many years,
amd it due principall to the iocarese of bat
hrsi lin the upper distriots of the oity; unless
r'. " ptrly checked it will sarely oooasion ere long
i" destruction of property from the "French
Nl, - *t" to the lower limits of the city. The
a . lem e is far from being of easy oluttor, tnd is
,Lercomplicated by the necessity of tnot ob
-gsttn in any way while applying a remedy
dl~lkbial~ty for the purposes of commeroe of
boen ofn the river frnt of the city.
-,-ll empyrloal measures will doubtless be
i+gedn tO the consideration of the Council, who
ii;, L~ .! be too cautious in aooepting them, for in
retalo may depend not only the loss of
ase1 of money, but a still greater increase
evil complained of,
properly control and direct the current of
.+ 50 Migihty a stream as the Misslssippi is one of
S* most difficult problems which can be pro.
:*ý to the hydraulic engineer. e is shown by
,. important works now suocessfully progress
".I at the Booth Pass under the able manage
taiit of Messrs. E.ds and Andrews. And no
ler however intelligent and able, will ven
to oker a plan of relief
.WITHOUT PIIMEISE DATA
-" 'i"l upon. I respeetfully suggest, therefore,
S. advantage should be taken at once of the
at low stage of the river to give an accurate
sf both its banks from the lower to the
We, limits of this city, giving ross sections of
itream every half a mile with aeeurate
agti nlegs and the directions of the current. I his
a ,y "by the by, should be repeated hereafter
SvaT TWENITT YEARBS,
~ a the maps thereof should be carefully kept in
ae. surveyor's office to determine the changes
b may take place in the depth, width snd
i" on of the river.
As soon as the first survey shall have been
which ought to require only a few
aboard of engineers, to consist of not
n three nor more than five members,
be ealled togetigr by the Olty Council to
ne the best a cheapest, mode of pro.
in a permanoent manner the enodangered
of the river, their recommendation
led out gradually, aooording to the
mewns of tile oity. Best assured, my
ir, that this is the most reliable, and in the
th most economical, method of arriving at
soiution of a problem so vital to the inter
of a larle portion of our community. It you
m I would respectfully suggest, to en
een.es, the names of two of the members
board of engineers : Gen. J. G. Barnard,
Oorpe of Bongineers, now stationed in New
wo ois thoroughly sacquainted with the
tal of the Misolselppi, he having been
woed during many years previous to the late
rn New Orleans; and Capt. J. B. BBads, whose
is tow too familiar to you to require favor.
mention from me.
I remain, dear sir, yours, most truly
(. T. BEAUR1EGRD.
e I3Dd. Pilsbury, Mayor of the city of New Or
as, La.
THE FAIR WANDIUERIS.
S e Mayor Is at a loss to know what to do re
g the two New Orleansladles who have been
duping the people of St. Louis, Olnci
Louisville and other western cities, by col
money ostensibly for the poor of this city
n auder pretext that they are authorized to
alms by the Governor of this state and the
of this city. The last time they were
from, was yesterday, when they were in
Ohio, plying their wicked avocation.
Ie would suggest to the Mayor that he send to
hied of police and mayor of every large city
a sopy of the DswoozAT containing this refer.
a4N to the ladles in question, who are frauds of
4btrst water.
OCly one of them is identified, and both bear
Iig ounading French names, with the prefix de,
iid borne by some of our oldest and best people,
M wholm one of the personp is closely conneo
We have already aid on two occasions that
persons alluded to have no authority from
liste or city officials to beg alms for oar
. The one who is identified has been a
woman in her time-for she has now
ptssed the prime cf life-and is talented, shrewd
ungorup ulous.
S OILER EXPLOSION.
One of the boilers of theDublin Avenue drain.
machine took a notion on Thursday afternoon
esplode, fortunately dcing no injury except to
and the city treasury. The amount of
Sag. to the boiler is ilight, but the question
hatwill have to be determined will be whether it
'Ue be made serviceable by patohing, which is
> ctabtful.
THE CAVE IN THE LEVEE.
Mr. Ellermann, the wharf lessee, has addressed
; .asiot to the Mayor declining to repair the care
I~ li the levee opposite the Atlantic Press, in the
Vi' third District, on the grounds that the spirit of
wording of the twelfth clause of his oontract
4ee the wharves and levee in repair does not
wf him to repair caves of the nature of the
Sn alluded to. A different opinion prevails at
S~, CttMy Hail, for the clause says plainly that the
noutractor shall fill all cares ooourring in the
ver bank, and the matter was in sata quo yes
afternoon.
THE SCHOOL TEACHERS.
They are Greatly Alarmed at the Com
petltive Examination.
The Oity Hall has been enlivened materially
a day or two by the appearance of numer
te teachers of the fair sex, many of whom are
M handsome, who are ontering their applica
a for the competitive examination for teach
pa in the public sechools, which begins on
,.day next and will continue during the week.
O ooaure the occasion creates much trepida
%t among many of the incumbents, particularly
Sof whom-yes,many-depending entirely on
salaries f'r the support of themselves and
often of a widowed mother or sister and sev
obhildren--possibly some of them have to
icr big brothers, but it is hoped such cases
troubles our teachers most, appears to be
M that the
PRINTEI LISTS OF QUESTIONS
propounded to them at the examination
be distributed beforehand among the favor
dt the members of the board, a strong s.e
existing (amounting to an assertion) that
a practioe was indulged in by the Radical
c. public education at the last competitive
thus giving the favorites of the
an unfair opportunity to learn the
and thereby pass the examination. Our
however, should not place our present
na alevel with the men who controlled the
daring the eight years of the Warmoth
Wiuiet the mlnds of ours teac h
,s - erds *speda
the present teachers, for they would be entirely
within the respective branches taught by them:
that all things being equal, the preference would
be given toucoh of the applioants who have
been tried experience or. r those who have
never taught in the schools.
THE ENOUgE OF tEFUG..
The Mayor yesterday Issued his instructions to
the Surveyor to have estimates made for the
needed repairs to the House of Refuge, cone"
quent upon the effects of the late equinoctial
storm, and it is probable that the work will have
to be done under bids, since it is believed the cost
will exceed five hundred dollars.
THEI PARIS IXPOSITION.
Trhe Mayor has been furnished some finely
executed plans and designs of the buildings to
be erected in the Obamps de Mars and on the
Trocademo of Paris for the grand International
Exposition of 1878. The plan of the main build
Ing is supposed to represent, in seotions, the
architecture of the various countries which are
expected to contribute to the Exposition.
While admitting that all of the "pavilions"
ialotted to the different nations are character
ietic, we must, with the Mayor, take exception to
the attempt to characterize American arohi
teoture, which must have been copied from some
country church, with a few spread eagles pasted
over the portals and windows. The Mayor. how
ever, is unable to suggest any improvement (if
it were asked for), possibly because "Amerlcan
arnhitreture" is a thing which so yet in embryo
and will have to develop itself in the future.
TREAMURY INVENTIG6ATIO4N.
There Was an Inside and an Outside Of
flee, and Dubuelet's Friends
Went Inside.
The legislative committee having in charge the
investigation of the sffairs of the State Treasury
met yesterday. Present: Senator White, chair
man, and Representatives Buck and Keeting. But
one witness,
MR. r. LAMBERT,
was examined. He testified in substance Ihat he
had business at the office of the State Treasurer,
and had in December, 1875, 08000 in warrants.
About the 24th of December of that year he was
told by the Treasurer that there would be money
in the treasury. On that day he spoke to Dubu.
olet, who said that he would have money and he,
the witness, waited at the Treasurer's office un.
til 4 p. m., when the Treasurer told him that he
had none-that he had paid out all be had.
"He paid me a warrant for $48," remarked the
witness, "and searched his pockets seemingly for
money, remarking that he had but a little change."
Then the witness saw in the Treseurer's report
to
THE oiNxaAL AISEERLY
that he had reported on hand $1858, or nearly
that amount, to the credit of the general fund,
whereupon he went to the Treasurer and, calling
his attention to the report, asked him what the
matter was, and the Treasurer's response was
that he had drawn checks in anticipation of that
sum. I said I did not understand that, continued
the witness, and he said he had drawn checks .n
that, but had no money.
THE STAT .MENT Hx MADE
(the report), was to the Legislature.
On the 2ith of December, 1875. I went to the
Treasurer's office at 9 a. m. and waited until 4 or
4:80 p. m. It was at about half-.pst 4 that he
said he had no money; that he had paid all out.
I waited inside the office and in front of the
railing.
tome parilee were inside the inner office and
the door was closed. He called different parties
inoide.
To Mr. Keeting--Had originally $8000 in war
rants and during the first three months $1200 was
oashed. After that I asked him for money every
day and went there to do it. Went to his office.
Am not positive that I went there every day after
the 24th of December until the 80th, though I
think I did. He said he drew checks
IN ANTICIPATION OF TE. SUM.
I told him if he did that the money was not his
to draw. I don't know what he meant by draw.
ing checks in anticipation. I told him I did not
understand that.
[The chairman reported that the experts had
found checks drawn in favor of brokers which
were not at the time of their issuance entered
upon the check book.]
The witness continued, explaining the location
of the inside and outside office, and said, going
in as he did he was in the inside office. Could
not say positively that the Treasurer favores I any
one. Saw
HERWIG THERE VERY OFTEN,
sometimes for two hours at a time. Mr. Dupre
also called at the Treasurer's office every day
the old gentleman-and was in the outer office.
Only Dubcilet's friends were inside the office.
Saw Isidore Newman, the broker, in there often.
To Mr. White-On the day alluded to I stood
outside of the outer railing, and the people he
called in were on the inside of the inner office.
The chairman stated that the committee ex
perts had prepared a detailed statement (as re
ported in Friday's DEMOOlAT) of all the warants
paid by the Treasurer in 1876, and would make a
clean copy of the whole matter for the commit
tee in a lew days. He would unggest that the
committee adjourn over until Friday next at 1
o'clook p. m., and in the meantime hold a private
meeting on Wednesday, and after an examination
of the expert.' report they wou'd be able to de
iode upon the witnesses necessary to summon.
The Treasurer had, he said,
PAID NINE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED
warrants and upwards in 1876.
On motion then the committee adjourned until
Friday next at 12 m.
A BABY'S HORRIBLE FATE.
It is Crushed to Death by the Wheels of
a Ntreet Car.
At 6 o'clock last evening an accident occurred
at the corner of Howard and Erato streets, which
threw a gloom over the entire neighborhood.
It was the crushing to death of a baby named
John J. O'Hearn, aged two years, by street oar
No. 66 of the Olio and Erato street line.
The child, a mere baby, was bright and prom
ising, and when its crushed and mangled body
was taken to its parents, their feelings were
beyond description.
It appears the mother had just finished mak
ing its toilet and had placed it as usual on the
steps in the front of the house. While there the
little thing wandered into the street on the car
track, and as car No. 66, driven by Wm. Titus
came along
IT MET ITS DEATH.
As soon as the car wheels passed over its body
the httle victim was picked up by a boy named
Frank Burns, and taken to its bereaved parents,
who resided a short distance from the scene of
the accident.
The driver relates that at the time he ran over
the child he was looking through his car, at
tempting to make some boys who were hanging
on the door step get off; that his car gave a jolt.
but he went on for fully half a square, as he
thought that it was only a rock that had been
placed on the track that caused the jolting of the
car. But as soon as he looked back he saw the
body of the child being brought down the street,
and he immediately stopped the car and waited
until he was taken in charge of by an officer.
This oar, although driven by different drivers,
seems doomed to kill, this unfortunate baby
being the second victim within the short space
;, agg al" a Mishif o theB1z'h Preainet, while
efe the y soea ist wai as
Mahoney, from some idea of his own, which hae
not as yet been esplained, told him to go
ABOUT HIS BlUPflrBs.
Mahoney, however, jumped in the car and rode
down with the driver as far as the Central Sta
tion, when he made the driver, Wi. Titue, a
prisoner. More of Corporal Mahoney's unoflooer
like conduct is oited by Mr. O'Hearn, ti e father
of the deceased child, who states that Mahoney
entered his house, and in the presence of wit
nesses and while standing over the corpse of his
ehild, without the slightest regard for the dead,
oursed and swore because there was no chair
near by for him to sit down on.
Mr. O'Hearn, seeing that Mahoney was under
the Influence of liquor, bore with the insult and
quietly ejected the oioer from beneaJh the roof
he had deseerated.
Mr. O'Hearn will to-day prefer charges against
Corporal Mahoney before the Police Board.
WHAT THE STORM DID TO OUR CORPM.
How RIve, Cane and Cotton snffered Dur
tug Our Late Blow.
The resulte of the late storm are but just now
being appreciated, and the damage resulting
from the gale realized. In order to get at least
an approximate idea of the loss to our rice crop
a DIlotonAAT reporter visited yesterday several
prominent merchants engaged in that trade, and
from them learned the following statement of
facts :
In Plaquemines parish the damage to the rice
was most severe. In several portions stacks were
carried away, oand whole fields which were uncut
were flattened down, added to which the Gulf and
river water poured in, injuring the yield fully 883
per cent.
It is just at this season of the year, it is stated,
that storms can do most damage to growing or
harvested rice. When wet with the gulf water
a species of blight affects the kernel of the grain,
which no cate afterwards can eradicate.
On the Lafourchbe, a gentleman who has just
returned from there on a visit reports the damage
fully as great. Stacks were carried off by the
water and that remaining in the fields was
beaten down so that if the planters save forty
per o3nt of their crop they will be doing well.
REnARDINt GAME
reports that have come in are not unlike those
referring to rice. The heavy rain of the equt
nootial, coupled with the heavy wind, blew every
stalk down within the radius of the cyclone, and
although this did not injure the cane as much as
it did the stalk rice, nevertheless the damage was
very great. If we have good weather for ten
days to come much of this osne will rise, but to a
large portion of it the injury is beyond remedy.
As a sugar merchant put it yesterday "That blow
cost Louisiana folly $2,000,000 in sugar, leaving
out of view the other crops."
IN COTTON
the reports have been more meagre, but enough
has been gathered to know that in North Louisi
ana, as well as in middle Mississippi, the storm
did direful work. Much of the cotton ready to
pick was blown or washed down, and the wind
blew dorn lth heaviest stalks. What the dam
age to the crop will be, with the present advice.,
it is only a matter of guesswork to say, for it is
beyond the "ken" of the shrewdest observer to
calculate it. In some places in the extreme
northern portions of the State the damage was
not so great, but in the middle section great de
struotion may be looked for.
THEY AR HIIM IN.
Property tolen Two Years Ago Recovered.
Some old criminals who, through the direlec
tion of the Radical authorities, managedto evade
jastice are now being arrested by Chief Boylan
and his force and sent before the proper tri
bunals to be tried. Some are murderers, others
are parties who have shot and wounded persons
and evaded arrest by leaving the Pelican State
for a more congenial clime.
Some were, however, so sure that tardy jastice
would never overtake them, as they thought
their crimes had been forgotten, remained at
home, and this was the belief that J. Martinez
entertained when he remained in town and plied
his vocation as junk dealer.
About two years ago the house of E. A. Royall,
no. 269 SOUTH BASIN STREET,
was entered and robbed of a lot of jewelry and
valuabise.
The old Metropolitan force made a faint move
to investigate the matter, but gave it up as some
thing impossible.
A few days ago Mr. Royall discovered J. Mar
tinez wearing a pin that had been taken from his
residence at the time above stated. The owner
of the pin immediately appeared before acting
Judge Holmes and swore out a search warrant.
The warrant was placed in the hands of Aids
MoDonogh and Peoors, who repaired to the
house, No. 69 Rampart street, and recovered the
following property, at the same time
TAKING MARTINEZ INTO CUSTODY:
One gold watch with gold neck chain attached,
with the maker's name, Ch. Hormann & Co.,
Neufchatel, Switzerland, on the cases.
One gold watch, marked 18 karat, with No. 21
on the three cases; one light, fine gold watch
with neck chain; one pin with a cluster of eight
diamonds, and one Seven Wise Men's pin,
marked C. B.
The numbers that were on the two watches
appeared to have been erased to prevent identifi
cation.
The officers, with the recovered property and
their prisoner, returned to the Central Station,
where the prisoner was incarcerated.
Subsequently Mr. Royall visited the station
and identified the diamon d pin as his property.
A POLICE OFFICER VS. A CITIZEN.
A Prisoner Alleges that he in Clubbed
while en route to the Lockup.
At a late hour rharsday night James H. Lang
well and J. T. Fitzsimmons were arrested in
Becker's Cosmopolitan beer saloon, on Royal
street, and lodged in the Third Precinct Station,
charged with being drunk, disturbing the public
peace, insult and abuse, and resisting the offi
oers.
When the two prisoners reached the station,
James H. Langwell was found to be very blooody.
He alledged that while under arrest, Officer Pen
nel had clubbed him over the head and about the
body.
It was evident, from the orisoner's appearance,
that he had not been handled with gloves. But
Officer Penuel denies having struck Langwell
with his club. He states that when he heard as
sistance called he entered the above saloon and
found Langwell scuffling with an officer, who was
on duty within the building.
He then caught hold of the prisoner, who im
mediately seized hold of his club and tried to
wrench it out of his hand. Not wishing to be
disarmed he clinched with Langwell, and during
the scuffle Langwell fell to the floor, and in fall
ing struck his head against an iron fender that
stands out from the counter. The statement of
the officer is corroborated by other cfficers and
by Becker, the proprietor of the saloon.
The charges against the prisoners were yester
day tried by Jadge Miltenberger, and it is al
wedged by parties who were nearest in the court
room that Mr. Langwell refused to point out the
officer to the judge, whom he alledged clubbed
Am.
six years, brother and sister, were playing on
Jordan Avenue, near Greatmen street, they
were attacked by a vicious dog, which severely
bit bit both of them. 'the dog was killed by
Officer Kinney. Dr. Seminole was called in to
attend the unfortunate little ones, and pro
noulieed their wounds severe though not danger
ons,.
Last Night and Last Matinee of Magie.
The charming exhbibitions of COazeneve close
to-night, and the clever prestidigitatear bids us
farewell, leaving behind him many pleasant sou
venirs.
The many attractions offered in the programme
last night at the Commandeur's benefit resulted
in a fine house. The singing of Mr. Rossi was
very commenabie.
The great feature at the matinee peitormance
to-day will be the distribution of handsome gifts
to the ladies and children, who will be present in
large numbers beyond doubt.
On Sunday the Park Theatre Combination will
appear for the first time in New Orleans,
when they will introduce the last French
sensation entitled "Baby," as adapted by Mr.
MoDonough. Its production at the Academy
will be the opening of the regular dramatic sea
son at this theatre, which will be prolific, judg
ing from the list of engagements before us. But
to return to " Baby." Without any referenop to
what "our exchanges say," we have reason to
believe that Mr. Lemoyne, who plays the
part of the wayward tutor of the wayward spoilt
child of the play, will please our public. We have
the assurance of good judges of acting who have
seen Mr. Lemoyne on the stage in various parts,
that he is a consummate artist, one of the school
which seems to be dying so fast.
At all events the play has been received enthu
siastically wherever presented, and on Sunday we
shall be able to judge for ourselves.
DBRVITI IEa.
Postmaster J. M. G. Parker is expected to
return on the e1st proximo.
The New Orleans Gun Club match was post
poned on Thursday to October 10.
The Crescent City team, or a portion of them,
are expected to return to the city by Monday
next.
The letter carriers have now nearly six thou
sand names to their petition for an iucrease in
salary.
Something sbould be done with the awnings
on Royal and Chartres streets, for every tail man
grumbles when stooping beneath their low iron
supports.
Reports received by a prominent factor yester
day state that the cane in Assumption, St. James
and Plaquemines parishes has not been materi
ally injured by the recent "eluinootlal."
That handsome brick pile on the corner of
Chbrtres and Canal streets, has, it is said, been
photographed and the "photos" will be preserved
as a historical relic by the rising generation,
We are not without a sheriff now, as we were
some days ago, for Thomas H. Handy, or as he
is better known-Tom Handy-has just returned
from his summer cruise. We welcome our civil
sheriff back.
Deputy Pheriff Wm. Irvine, of West Felioiana,
arrived in the city on Thursday, and on yester
day left for home, having in charge the negro
horse-thief, Robinson Oliver, captured here a few
days since.
The grand complementary soiree dausante of
Company O, "Louisiana's Own," comes off this
evening at the West End Pavilion, New Lake
End. It aff rds a flue chance for all amateurs of
the terpeichorian act.
The furniture carmen who have been in the
habit of making the corner of Race and Maga
zine streets a "stand" for their wagons, have
been notified by the police to abandon that oor
nor, but they don't know why.
Rumor has it that a certain member of the late
OnCustom-House Commission got in his work to the
tune of a patronage of four appointments, and
that, too, after getting his $8 per diem for
a "aevices rendered" while a member of the com.
mission.
The swallows are homeward flying. Judge W.
R. Whitaker and District Attorney John J. Fin
ney yesterday put in an appearance from the
wilds of Wisoonsin, after a crusade against the
fowl and fish in that region. Both are looking
splendidly.
In the match race between Musgrove and
Soniat, of the St. John Boat Club, yesterday, the
latter won by ten lengths. The race was rowed
on the lake; distance one mile and return. This
was a contest for the championship of the 8t.
John Olub.
Judge W. R. Whitaker has announced that in
future he will order the venire of jurors to be
posted in a conspicuous place in the clerk's office
of the Superior Criminal Court, so that parties
having exceptions to individuals serving may
have time to make them known to the court.
The latest intelligence from quarantine is that
no new oases of yellow fever are reported, though
the first officer and mate of the bark Harold will
probably not recover. The weather there is yet
too rough to thoroughly fumigate the ships and
vessels. So says Dr. Finney in a telegram to the
Board of Health.
The many friends-and they are many-of that
distinguished counsellor, Thomas J. Semmes,
Esq.. will be pleased to learn of his return home
after his vacation trip away from us. Mr. 8emmes
Iis looking in the best of health, and his sojourn
on mountain and by stream seems to have given
him the ruddy complexion of an A pine hunter,
The building which is being erected by Major
F. &. Burke on Camp street, and about which a
cr at deal has been said regarding contravention
of law, etc., will be a great improvement on the
rir kitty old rookery that stood on the spot form
erly. In fact it will be an elegant structure and
an ornament to the neighborhood.
"Liver die e'viver persh, damfildon't save sum
wun," said Perkins when be rolled out of his cab
st the Npw Lake End yesterday. He thought
that the 'storrum" wase still ragilg, but Major
Muldoon quietly lifted him out of the mud by the
ear, and, thinking his absent spouse had him, he
managed to blnbber out, "Jisgo get hansuem
meet bunnit with yellofether ucanflnd. Soharg
ittome dollin."
It is just about the time now when the average
"Hubble," whose better two thirds (and the
family) have been spending the summer at the
North,,or the sprinys, to overhaul the pockets of
his summer clothing,. examine his card case
closely, brush from his coat collar (or sleeve)
sny stray blonde hairs that may have acocidentally
(?) fallen thereon, eto., etc. It wouldn't, do you
know, to have the better two-thirds find those
curiosities. There might be a cyclone or an
equnnoctial when the "old lady' arrived,
THE COUJRTS.
United States Commlssioner's Court.
Joseph Beiller and Earistor Sugarsti were yes
terday brought up before Judge Adams for
having in their possession chiars upon which the
internal revenue tax had not been paid. Bail was
fixed at $500.
Mr. Tompkins, the special agent of the Inter
nal Revenue Department, is hauling in more
fish. Yesterday several more prisoners were
brought before Commissioner Adams for vio
lation of the internal revenue laws, and having
in their possession cigarettes and cigars for the
purpose of vending them without first having
obtained a license.
First District Court.
Information filed-John Fitzgerald and David
Katzenstein, assault and battery; Bridget Kava
naugh, larceny; Wm. Feling, obtaining money
under raise pretenses; 8. Lewis, Henry Thomas
and Dave Young, entering in the day time, etc.;
Emile Basile, wounding less than mayhem and
assault and battery.
Arraigned and pleaded .ot guilty-Abe Harris,
Jos. Truxillo, Joe. Morrison, Joe Saunders and
Ann Jennings, larceny; John Petit, entering in
the night time, etc.; Jane Turner, assault and
battery.
Second District Court.
The successions of William Henry Apken and
Joseph Billgery have been opened.
Fifth District Court.
Mansel Boyes has entered suit ~last John
by one.half the differeuae between $10,000 and
the actual net earnings of said Ourry whenever,
for any year, said Cury failed to ebtain a net
revenue from said office of $10,000. Plaintiff
says that his contract was to commence and take
effect from and on the tenth day of January,
1877.
Plaintiff avers that from the 10th of January,
1877, until June 1 last, he regularly performed
the duties of deputy clerk fur said Curry, and
was ready to continue to perform said duties. He
says that notwithstanding the fact that he
always performed his duties and always was
ready to continue to perform them, the said de
fendant has not kept his part of the contract.
That on the 1st of June last he discharged him
and has not paid him for the time which he
performed the duties of said deputy clerk. That
for the time which he performed said duties he
received only $110, leaving a balance due for
salary up to June 1, of $1805 55 and $2916 68 up
to January 1, 1878, and $5000 per annum for
three years from that date.
Paul Bergeron filed yesterday a suit against
the city of New Orleans and the Ohief of Police,
Thomas N. Boylan, in the petition of which it is
alleged that he, Bergeron, and a number of
friends rented a house at No. 48 St. Louis street,
to be used as a club-house, and that after they
had occupied the same the officers of the police
closed the premises by order of the Mayor and
Chief. The petition asks for a writ of injunction
to restrain the defendants from interfering with
him is the possession of the premises aforesaid.
Judge Tissot granted the writ in the absence of
Judge Rogers, on plaintiff's giving bond.
winth District Court.
State ex rel. E. G. Durel vs. Recorder of Mort
gages.-Exception sustained and rule dismissed
State ex rel. F. N. Sholtz vs. Recorder of Mort.
gages.- Rule for cancellation of bond as chief
clerk of Auditor submitted.
Judge Rightor, yesterday morning, in the case
of Durel vs. the Recorder of Mortgares. refused
to grant a writ of mandamus to compel the re.
corder to-cauoel--& rtAintjadicial mortRege in
favor of the city, for taxes against certain prop.
erty. The judge decided that the recorder of
mortgages could not be compelled by mandamus
to canoel such mortgage, as Y would be clothig
the recorder with judilial power, in that he
would be celled upon to determine from facts
presented him whether or not the property was
church or school property.
$HORT' ITEMS.
Ben Washington, charged with petty larceny,
was yesterday sent before the First District
Court under $250 bonds by Acting Judge Holmes.
Edward Cook, charged with having committed
an indecent assault upon Rebecca Campbell, was
yesterday discharged by Acting Judge Holmes.
In the H -rbor Station--Mr. James Kennedy, on
the charge of being a dangerous and suspicious
character.
One of the boilers of the Dublin Avenue drain
ing machlne exploded Thursday evening, severely
scalding one of the firemen.
Acting Judge Holmes yesterday sent James
Long before the First District Court noder $5.i
bonds fur trespassing upon John Long's prem
ises.
THE NAME OF TEXAPS.
[Texas Christian Advocate.]
There have been any number of con
jectures as to the origin of the word
Texas. 1. That Texas in the language
of the aborigines means friends. 2.
That Tejas or Texas means tile-roofs,
and that the country received that
name because the Indians lived in
houses with roofs. 3. That Tecas
means people, and it received that
name because inhabited. 4. In an ar
ticle on tribal names in America, in the
National Magazine for August, it is said :
"The Taches, from whom the word
Texas is derived, is a word from the
Caddo dialect, and gives title
to I population which calls it
self Kliwomi; that is two. The
name Tachis or Tecuas was applied to
a native confederacy and an ancient
province, Ticues, and is said to mean
friends; just as Dakotas meant the
allied or leagued." In this last state
ment there are two facts: 1. That the
name of Tehas was that of an Indian
tribe. 2. That the tribe belonged to the
Caddo family. Coronado in 1540 found
the tribe on Red river; he spelled the
name Tayos. Joutel, in 1687, found the
Tehas or Taos Indians on the Sabine
river. The map of Bellin, published in
Paris in 1774, locates the Tehas or Teijas
village on the Trinity. The old maps
of Texas of the present century locate
the Tehas or Teijas on the east side of
the Neches river, at the crossing of the
old San Antonio road. It was from
that tribe that the name of our State
was derived.
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The Democratic caucus will consist of
about 150 members, seventy-five votes
being necessary to secure a nomination
from that body. Of these the Gulf
States have forty.
Mr. Offer. who has been North for some
time purchasing goods to stock his elegant
China Palace, No. 174 Canal street, has just re
turned after having selected a very large and
beautitul assortment of crockery. whien will be
sold very low.
F. NEWHALL,
Importer and Dealer in
Wall Paper and Window Shades,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
No. 40 Camp street.
Prices to suit the times. Pe1 im 2dp
NOTICE TO TEACHE tt.
OFFI-E- CHIEF SUPERINTRN'T PURLIC( ScIOoLs,
New Orleans, S ept. 15, 1877.
All applicants for positions as teachers in the;
City Schools who have not yet recorded in thre
Superintendent's ofmlce their names, residences
and the grades for which they wish to be ex
amined, are required to do so, either personal
lyor by written communication, previous to the
examination appointed for MONDAY, 24th inst.
WM. O. ROGERS,
Superintendent Public Schools of New Orleans.
se19 4'
NOTICE.
OFFICE OF CHIEF SHTPERINTENDENT
PuBLnC: HCHOOLs,
New Orleans, Septemter 20, 1877.
A competitive examination of applicants for
positions in the city schools will commence on
MONDAY. 24th inst., at .! a. m.
The attention of all parties interested is
drawn to the following programme of this ex
amination:
On MONDAY. Sept. 24, applicants for po
sition in the Academic Departments, or City
High Schools, will be examined at the Franklin
School-house, St. Charles street. Applications
for these departments must have reference to
one of the four courses of study embraced in
the curriculum of the High Schools, namely:
1. English Language and Literature. 2. Natu
ral Philosophy and Chemistry. 3. AJg bra arind
Geometry. 4. Latin and French Languages,
On TUESDAY, 25th. and THURSDAY, 27th
inst., the Examination will be for Grammar
Grades. Positions filled by Principals and
First Assistants.
On WEDNESDAY, 2,th. and FRMDAY. 28Ah,
the Examination will be confined to Primary
Grades. Positions known as Second and Third
Assistants.
Applicants for either Grammar or Primary
Grades who have registered their names, from
A to L inclusive, will be examined in the
Franklin School-house. The other applicansts,
whose names are registered from M to Z inclu
st re wlbe exmiaedsat the same time. n the
THE NEW 0Uf10 14 PACIlIC B&M.
WAY COMPANY
Have rmnoved their office to the commodiotu
ground floor of the building No. 159 Commoa
street, formerly occupied by the New Otleanl
Gaslight Company.
In making this announcement they desire. to
express their thanks to those of their fellgw
oitizens who have thus far extended their aid
to this great enterprise, while again appealina
to the entire community to promptly come for
ward and subscribe in accordance with their
means, in order to eo'abic the directory to pash -
with renewed vigor the work already so far no'
complished to completlon.
Every facility will be given, on application at
the offlce, to impart the information required to
convince every one that the suecess of the road
is assured as soon as the sum of W7,/eO00 ig
reached. either in subscriptions to the first
mortgage bonds or to the stock of the company.
Iii order to place their securities within reaeh
of all classes of our people, the company have
issued scrip limited in amount to $50,000,sad
made receivable either for stock when presented
in sums of $100, or for freight or passage Oil
comphction of the road. This scrip is divided
into notes of s$5. $20. $10 and l , transferable bit
rearer, t.us enalling all to aid this Inmmeasur
ably important work, the success of which Will
largely rloundi to the interests of every man,
woman and child in this city.
With regard to the first mortgage bonds, no
one can doubt the-ir being a first class invest
ment, apart. from t.h colliateral ildvantag
which will be derlivd by tlhe residents of thib
city; and that they will tee so regarded by our
moneyed institutions the comrpany refer to a
rouumwieiati-rrw- a --shinr-t tnicm -sladet! -
the presidents of nearly nil our banks and at'
llrance ceomrlntliir 9 of the second mortgM#S?
per cent. bonds of the company, when saudt al
issue was contmlplatod.
To show tihe confidence felt by these instita
tions in the irolosed roav, theiroffleers reomi
riendl the si',econd mortgage bonds of the New
Orleans Pacinfi Railway Company as a "fiAt
ceass 7 per cenllt per annum interest paying
investment," and say "they will be received bylr
their soveral institutions as security forinsll
with as much readiness as any other 7 per
cent security of the Htate of Louisanla; theylla
hesitatingly commend those bonds for invt.*
mint."
With this inducement, supplemented by the
as.surances that the ocompany can obtain all else
necessary to placeo the entire road in working
order when this seemingly small sam shall
have been provlded for, and further, that la
stead of second mortgage, first mortgage ® tier
cent bornds are suhstitutod. can any citizen, Who
reallly dIcires the prosperity of this city, whkh
has been so long retarded try the simple want of
proper communilation with the almost inex
haustible resources of Texas, Arkansas and
Northern Louisiana fail to respond promptly to
ti is appeal ?
E. B, WHEELOCK,
President New Orleans Pa-'ifc Railway Cona
panny, se18 1mldp
SCHOOL BOOKS.
Having been awardled by the State Board of
Educatlon a majority of the bids for furnishing
Ihe public schools of the State, and having at.
rangements with publishers, we are prepared to
furnish the following books at prices natheld
Column No. 1 is lowest retail price adoptedd
column No. 2 exchange price, for first Introdut
tion, when books of similar grade in actual tsa
are taken in exchange:
No.1. 1 No. .
Watson's Independent Speller..- 20 1i
Watson's Primary Realer ... 20 11
Wa'son's Second Reader .. . 40 `1
Watson's Third Reader ......... 5 20
Watson's Fourth Realoer ........ 70 8
Watson's Fifth Reader ...........1 to St
Watson's Sixth Reader ......... 1 20 S0
Steele's Philosophy, Astronomy,
each ................. ........1 20 07
Steoel's Chemistry, Geology,each 1 20 0I
Steele's Zoology ................... 1 20 67
Private schools will be allowed same prices as
public schools.
Other lists will be published hereafter. *
LIBERAL DIHCOUNT TO THE TRADE,
J. C. EYRICI,
BOOHSELLER AND STATIONEI,
................. anal street.............. 1j
NEW ORLEANS.
sell--lmdp
W. W. CLAnK, Jwo. W. Nonmis. D. TrYti
President. Vice President. See etart
and Treas.
DIEBOLD SAFE AND LOCK CO.
The Leading Safes in the world. Have never
failed to preserve their contents against
FIRE OR BURQLAR3,
though tested thousands of times. Parties es
tablishing themselves in business will find it to
their interest to give me a call before purchas
Ing elsewllhere. Over twenty Second-hand Com
bination Lock Safes on hand, for sale very low.
A. ROY,
Agent New Orleans branch Diebold Bafe and
Lock Company,
au22 2dptf 27 Canal street,
Establiahed 1868. P. O. eox 7,y
WIIITE'S GINNER,
Office 28 Union. near Carondelet street
TO COTTON FACTORS AND PLANTERS
GINNING TERJ4--THE SEED.
BAGGING, TIES, TWINE and DBAYAGB
furnished FREE since 1876.
Parties wishing to know the average yield of
Cotton ginned at "WHITE'S GINNEBY"Jast
season will please send to the undersigned for
circulars.
D. PRIEUR WIIITE.
aule em 2dp
New Orleans Savings InstitaUtio,
Noe. 156 Canal street.
TBUSTESF-:
A. MOULTON, E. A. PALFREY,
CARL KOHN, T. L. IBAYNE,
DAVID URQUHART. GEORGE JONAS,
JOHN G. GAINES, TH',S. A. ADAM.,
THO. A. . CLARKE. CHRIST'S SCHNEIDM
CRAS. J. LE, DS. SAMUEL JA3Ro1O
Int.eret Allowed on Depost..
j. UBQUHABT. Presidiel .
Onas. KItOsAW. Treasurer. apols 190
ANT. CAatBLt. 0. CAZRIal.
. L. CARBIRE. . CHA.. J. On.Inlin
A. CARRIERE & SONS,
COMMISSION MERCHAl'IS
CorMer BEan nd Culomare.
Leral,Advancesb made on Oafgssuae* w
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