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WMU 'IUe L ?BMt e? s. Seemse at the ltty elll Testerday. lrgers and the eommlttee on school had an arduous time of it yesterday. .lMnde were not only fall with the task of the list of teachers which each direo i 4prelent thln evening at the meeting of ltd for election, but they were 'otherwise ywtr busy listening to the numerous re of the oandidates whose numbers appear in the Hit published in the morn. . talnt begin to relate the nature of the a mplaint of the unfortunate teahobers. lil are, however, in effect, that their an. At the competitive examination justified a entitling them to rank among the fl endidate.. Several go as far as to that some of the ucoesHful ondidates answers copied in toto from those fur. them by the unesuoessefl ones. We give N eYB esample of the delscacy of the eub M'- a Walid .tology for dellining to refer to .hrther, lent we mitht d) injustice to tee o esamination by inference, even, t are far from being willing to do. to these gentlemen and as a set-off VO, we may say that we have the best r to know that certain recriminations tpMaly unfounded, but that the examine i oI lhs omplainants were utter failures. Other rases, however, present oddities, not estraordinery features, wbhich staggr the I -. We find teachers who not only have toyed in or schools for many years to aton ofeverybody, bit who are reoog. among their fellow-teachres as competent tepect, and even as possessing aspe ties, who have either fated to obtain the seventy marks, or whose agaregate Is w what was expected of them. the scenes whioh ocoprred in Luperin era' 'floes were painful in the ex i- we do not care to relate them here aeso.en. But many fond hopes have and many a household made penal -i.e new order of things. The old teech Will not be re-eleot'd will feel the effeots w.all the more keenly, since for years not applied themselves toanything but bite been lodeed a laborious task to tbe alue of all the answers made by pplicants, and probably It should more time to perform than was tatk; but the pressure from outside I. to admit of even an appearance of I hmes I ii poeslbig that lamentable , been committed, whioh it may be too hitreet when they are discovered. the knowledge of one regretable mia has possibly destroyed the chances d and valuable tea-her-we mean glrove, principal of the Robertson t number, 881, ourrectly appea, in the t of the committee made to the board eveninlg, and corresponde with that Written answers, but through ao aufor. tte' the uname of another person stands the number. t was that the name of Mies Hiigrove as a suooeseful eeanidate, and be Included in the list of any of the which is to be presented to-night for tiOl, uniles, however, some jnst and ng member has since come to this I for she has established her claims ent Rogers beyond the shadow of I ereare dit a17 teachers to be elected I which will leave nearly 200 of the eso BS.dates with only a cerificate of euo depetition as a boon. the election to-night the names of the elected will be reported back to the of teachers, whose duty it shall be to .em to the variouse obools, care being are given to understand, to aseigo the norong to their wishes, whenever not tlle with the publio interest, due con being particularly given to the reel. the elected and the positions of the old fU N WNOW CITY CHARTER. regarding the proposed new .cty the gislative committee are consider one representatlve from each ward in board of the Council would not be two, and they are said to think that prefers the smaller number. As erItum they would also propose that of the upper board should be bur years instead of two, in two I ute, alternately, in order that the in dmitistration shouldp alwys find a por the aflmiustration in oflloe and well 1i ity affairs, system Mayor Pilebury (who says he sOthlg however of the doings of the Scom0smittee) thinks is a desirable one, S1of which has manifested itself sevyrely il own experience, and he thinks far that the two financial offioers of the Adisnistrator or Finance and the Ad. of Accounts, more particularly should at alternate elections; just as we elect Treasurer and our State Auditor. IfM DRAINAGH QUEIlTION. Mayor cootinues alive to the necessilies of uo. He has insttouted the City Bur t inquire I to the history of the Caroode Oumpany. whose t'rm of propriet rehip Md Caetl and Bayou St. John will expire toe next two or three years. The obhct tusination is to inquire into the legality llrges fbr toll on the old shell road be. - planade street and the Marigny Canal, of a few days ago, and with a view to ob. 't some early day from the Legislature the control of die canal Or legislation petit the drainage of a large por of the city into the natural channel, tyovl ot. John. The Ma)or is not ither that the OCarondelet Canal Corm Lave complied with the obligations coa. [n their charter, and hence he bhi also the Surveyor to give his attention to the ~ve~yor will also immediately begin to setiates of the probable cost of digig ' Avenue canal to Bayou Blenvenu, of the cost of a dam or floodgate Ihlesetion of the People's Avenue canal e Gentilly road to prevent the backing of of the lake and the flooding of the Ninth ease of storms. ;?1 OF THE CITY PHYNICIAN. Smith waited on the Mayor yesterday to use his inf8uene in having as ordi by the Council more fuay defiuling ies of the City Physicians, one of whom to examine persons wounded under reiumstanoes. Judge Smith urges the of the attention of the Oity to these subjeots, on the ground lctes of the condition of wounded Should come to him from a source whose and impartiality cannot be doubted. As bow stand he has to depend upon oer of physloians whose status is unknown or whose sympathies with their patients at the release on ball of the persons With inflicting the injuries. The Mayor to give the eaject his attention. CANCELLING MONIS. employ s in the Finance Department are aseelltr a large amount of bond, that esf ed, the cancellation ooosisting in a large star through the centre of each PREMIUM I OND.@ . aest allotment of premium bonds (45 will be drawn on Monday morning at 10 Ia the ufiioe of the Administrator of Ac j; n4WING IN THE WINDOWS, Canal street t a begun to asseeume Its and the shop windows to put on r sty autumn dress. Strolling along yea the Srportorial eye was more than ordin. Steetesd by the artistic displays made and pea of fall goods seemed never to have .IIr.0 temptinlly exposed to the eager eyes oI almost luurious elegance Ma ;ys's window was resleas dnt in faovettles thnm ahbea. tfas roosk" 40_014: - be" Jl the art or tt no esrs' coltilaed trote. As rule the ehades of color are mush less pro. notaced than lest year sad richer in appearance, Less of the brilliat and more of the tasty. Danriger's, adjoining, vies with his neighbor, inaugurating his new store with as seleet a stoec as Usual street has seen for a very long time. Passing dptn, the Touro buildings next merit the attention Levy's Dollar Store bewildering the loiterer with its wonderful stock, halts many a pedestrian and in the complex exhibit one ean find much food for a leisure moment's notice. From 8wiss toys up to the more delloste artiols of bijouterie, Levy's show ls well worthy of more than paseing notice. The novel feature of a "dollar store" reated muoh excitement at itg start, and the original idea seems to have caaght the public pulse, for since its start the suocess of the movement has received on all sides the warmest support. In the same block Felliman's store calls upon the passer's notice. In his canoalous windows the latest and newest prints salttble for fall wear are exhibited, with woolen fabries of the most delicate texture. Syme, who has for years past won an enviable reputation, needs no eneonium at uer hands. With a taste tempered by sound judgment, Mr. S~me has earwn d for himself and house a name that few Southern firms have seourt d. That veteran, Mr. Piffet, whose name ls almost a household word with the hobldren of our city, has not wearied in his efforts to please his many patrons. Mechanical toys, iegenious articles from all the marts of Iarope, n fact, every arti ole from a darning needle up to a bathing dress Now that connoessears here have already di reoted their attention towards the seleet in china ware, Navra's establishment has called to its hospitable doors h.n's of bauyers, who, after viewing the splendid exhibit eannot resiet pur chasing. Their windows, what with plated silver ware, rich dinner sets and vases, make a promi nent feature of the street. LAD OFFPPICE MATTiEi. Meeting of the Investigating Commit. tee-Mere Decuments and Papers Missing. The legislattve committee appointed to investi. gate the affa re of the State Land Office met yes terday at the State-House. Present--enotor W. A. Robertson, chairman, and Representative Tremoulet and Peralta; and absent, Senator Landry and Representative Drury. The chairman stated that the meeting HAD BAEN CALLED owing to the death of the form-r expert, Mr. Mo Oolloh, and for the purpose of filling the va caany. Bome discussion wse had as to the ability of the several gentlemen whose names had been submitted and their familiarity with the businesse, when the chairmsn suggested that it would be the beat plan to leave the matter with a sub-com mittee, Mr. Peralta then presented the following res olution, whibch was a opted: Resolved, That the chairman of this committee be and is hereby authorized to appoint a sub committee or three, wh, during the recess of the committee, shall have fuall power to appoint or dismiss, as the ease may be, any clerks or ex per a who may "e appointed or employed to in vestigate the affairs OF THE LAND OFFICE; and, be it further Resolved, That said committee be vested with full powers to di and perform all the duty apper tatning to said committee in investigating the affairs of said State Land Office in aooordanoe with the joint resolution adopted at the session of 1877. The chairman appointed Messrs. Peralta, Tremoulet and La'Idrv. The matter of the papers prepared by the late Mr. MoColloh and his report was disoassed, when it was stated that THEY OOULD NOT BE FOUND, or, in other words, that they had been done away with, and the inference was that they had falien into the hands of interested pat ties. It was under-tood that the sub-committee should make diligent search for them, and there being no further business the committee ad. journed subject to call. The sub-committee then held an informal meeting and adjourned until Mondiiy at 1 p. m. HIGHWATMEN. They Assail a Negro Nab and /Stab him Twlee. Thursday night Officer Alexander, of the Second Precinct, received information that a I negro man named John Taylor had been con voyed to hie residence, No. 987 Oenstance street, Iad wee suffering from wounds r6ceived in an encounter an hour or so before. The offioer re paired to the house that had been desoribed to him and on gaining admlttanoe found Taylor I ing in bed esuffring from a wound in the back and eid-two in all. The wounds had evilently been inflioterl b) some sharp cutting instrument, I and as the officer was unable to procure medlcs aettenda'tce he ordered i'aylor's immediate re moval to the hospi al, which order was compliled with. When the wounded man reached the hoe pital he was examined by the physician, who f pronounced hie wounds serv re though not doan gerous. 'aylor, when interviewed, stated to a DjEoonAT reporter hsat ae he wu esautering home, about half.past 10 o'clock, when, at the corn, r of JOlliope and Camp street, he was as. salled by a crowd of men, none of whom he was aclUainted with, and one of the crowd rtabbed him twice with a knife. He is of the belief that he can identify the man who stabbed him. Meeting of the Parish Committee. The Demoratio Parish Committee met last evening at No. 116 Poydrae street. The object of the meeting was to receive the report of their inance committee, which was presented. The report exhibits the cost of the late election for this perish, which we present in a condenseed form, as follows: Cash received from all sources $17,448 10. EXPZNDITURrS. Convention expenses ............... $550 70 Genersi fund ........................ 1,455 05 Horses and cnauriers ............ 615 00 Ward appropriations.......... ... . 5,805 00 Secret service fund .................... 800 00 Rent of rooms ........................ 100 00o Naturallastion........................ 1,684 16 Printing and advertising ........... .. 642 20 Tiokets, et.......... .............. 220 00 State Central Committee ............. 4,500 00 Oandidates, etc ................... ... 65 00 Gas bills for November ............... 0 85 $17,427 95 Balance on hand................... 5 15 Received in cash .................. 168 10 From oandidates................. 16,665 (,0 State Central Committee ......... 6.... 00 (00 Amount ot notes given by successful eandi dates sti l outstanding $3130. Appropriated to each ward on the day of eleo tion : First Ward, seven polls, $810; Seoond Ward, ten polls, $430; Third Ward, fifteen polls, $680; Fourth Ward, eight polls, $350; Fifth Ward, ten pole, $480; Sixth Ward, seven poUlls, $810; Seventh Ward, twelve polls, $510; Eighth Ward, six polls, $270; Ninth Ward, ten polls, $480; Tenth Ward, seven polls, $3810; Eieventh Ward, six polls, $270; Twelfth Ward, five polls. $280; Thirteenth W.rd, three polls, $150; Fourteenth Ward, two polls, $110; Fifteenth Ward. six polls, $270; N xktenth Ward, two polls, $110; Steven teenth Ward, two poll4, $110. LET THE WORK IKE FINISIED. The Board of D reotors of the Public Schools have had a very laborious and responsible task to perform, and have at last reached the time when they must complete the organization of the sechols. We sincerely hope that the meeting to night will see the aooomplishment of this du y. Let the uspense ad anxiety to which otr sehool teachers have been subjected now for sev eral weeks be ended at · ne, there wilt be many s are disappointments we know oery well, but they will be as nothing compared to the tortures of unoerainity which oppress them pending the We repeat it, let the work be om0pletle at .n/i 7n- .1 4-,., CAPITOLL YOT TrEl LIVEM (1CONt'A(t eslINII AND CBALED-ACKLBN MAS A PRIMA PACIB CAME. And His Namte Soes on the Roll. Learvin Darrall as Contestant-Mere Com malttee Work Needed. Levee matters occupied the attention of Acting Gov. Wilts and the 8tate Board of Engineers yes terday, and at the close of business hours the levees let up to the present time were provided for, contracts signed and bonds given. Mr. B. B. Pegram, who made the lowest bid nineteen cente-for the Henderson levee, PARISH OF CONCORDIA, notified the ating Governor and the board that he could not secure the required bond, where upon the contraeet was awarded to A. L. Given & Co. at 21l cents per cubic yard. Meaers Carbo & Co., who were the lowest bidders for the Marengo Gulch levee, parish of Concordia, having failed to file a bond within forty-eight hours, the contract was awarded to the next bidder, F. E. Fouche, at 28% cents per cubic yard and $3400 for the timber work. scvnUITIEs FURNIBSHD. Oharles Nolase, the lowest bidder for the Bar rowville levee, Assumption parish, furnished as securities Thomas CaOsey and Ja. Conway. J. Rescion, for the Baron Marine levee. Pointe Oonpee parish, presented Messrs. H. P, hlman and Wm. (lonway. P. F. Nolan, for the Harlem levee Plaq'omine parish, Messrs. Charles Nolan and James Keller. During the day the Acting Governor appoinot ed as Mayor of Trenton. Onachita parish, Jethro Moore, vioe Thoe. M. Morris resigned, and dur ing the day issled a certlficate of eleoti n to coNosRSsMAN .TAMES H. ACELEN, of the Third Congre'ssionel Dirtrlot. This cer tificate Is based up n the corrected returns, cer tified by the vartous parish courts to the See re'ary of State. Soon after the eleo'ion Mr. Acklen and his op. ponent, Mr. Darrall, entered into an agreement for a recount of the votes in open court, either to abide by the renalt. That wis done, ant the various supervisors and commissioners or elen tion were examinod as witnesses, and the result shows that Acklen HAD A MAtORITY of the votes cast. This was not discovered, how ever, until the Returning Board had returned Darrall, nor until the State Board of sauvassers had practically done the same thing; hence the lseuande of a certfl:ate to Darrall by Gov. Nicholls. The reencount in the courts was then gone through with, Mr. Acklen spenling two months in the labor, and now that the corrected returns have been furnished to the Secretary of State. the necessary certifiote from the execu tive office will go forward at nce and will, itis be. lieved, secure THSE sAT FOR ACILEN, and will cauase his name to go on the roll of the House, which will make Dsrrall the contestant, as Mr. Acklen will have the prima facie evidence in the ease. Acklen has been in Washington some days and Derrall left for that city on Thursday's evening train, as stated in Friday's DEMOCRAT. There was no meet.lg of the State treasury investigating committee during the day, THERE BR1ING NO QUORUM, and the portion of the committee that were on hand adiourned untie Friday next. Two members of bhe committee sppointed to lnvestigate the aff4i-s of the Executive office have stated to a DEMOCRAT oommissioner during the past few days that they would be pleased to hear of a CALL FOR THEIR COMMI rrIm to assemble instanter, as they have plenty of labor to perform, and it is more than likely that that committee will be called together shortly. It would be a vary proper time now that the former Executive (Kellgg) is looking for a seat in the Unlited 8tates enate, which he would not secure, perhaps, were the real "inside" of his official sate to become known. The "general appropriation book" for 1876 having been comoleted by the Auditor, showing each warrant issued during the year, he Is en abled to obtain information that could only be found in the book carried off FROM aHI OFFICE before the State-House was surrendered. He will also, in a few weeks at the farthest, be able to produce a complete and authentic account of the indebtedness of each tax o.l lector app inted in the State since 1869. as a general ledger containing that informs lion has boen n ,der process of construction for two months. and is now complete, alphabetical y, down to and including the parish of Points Con ee, The book will show the delinquenoies in each and every olae, and has aready proven enough to justify a FEW CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS agalast principals and clvil prosecutions against sureties. Fortunately the materlil-the stub warrant books-from which only could this ledger have been made, were not taken away from the Audit or's ofB e In those five boot and shoe boxes, but I were left, and have been of much service to those who are m ,king up the accounts, TH AT PEwMION ASENCY. MeMillan Takes It-Another uragar-Plum for Ohio. One of the city papers had it a day or two since, in its usual (?) authoritative way, that McMillan would not have the Pension Agency, as he was politically ambitions, and wanted the Cllector ship. That was erroneous, as usual, McMillan having APOEPTED TII POSITION, even though its net profits are only $5000 per an. num, and he will enter upon the discharge of his duties as soon as he can arrange that little mat ter of a bond, whlch must be given, for $150,000, and which must be justified for in double that amount. Mr. Spragune, e .gent of the Interior Depart ment, is still in dharge of the office, while lea belle, with a forae of old olerks, is arranging the books and settling up. The agent says that up to this time nothing deoidedly crooked has been shown. Mr. W. L. MoMillen, the newly appointed, is a native of Ohio, and for years a practicing physi oian of the caspital of that State, althougl he owns property in Oarroll parish, and the North ern papers will therefore credit Oho with one more lucrative app intment in the South. DENISE SO LEON PREVOST. Mr. Leon Prevost, the son of the distingu'shed Mr. Eugene Prevost, who for so many years led the orchestra of our Opera House, died in this city on Thursday, at the age of 47. L4en Prevost was himself a musician of great merit, and was also at one time leader of the Opera House orchestra. His remains were fol lowed to the grave yesterday afternoon by a large cortege of friends. DEATH OF WM. A. KAISER. The news reached this city yesterday that Mr. Wm. A. Kaiser had died on Wednesday in Liver pool. Mr. Kaiser was an extensive and enter prising lunmber dealer of Pensacola, Fla., and had a large circle of friends in this city. Academy of Music. The Kelley & Leon Minstrel and Burlesque Opera Troupe will close their first week's en gagement to-night. The u-nal matinee at noon to-day. Onantright wll appear at both performances in "Fleary-Feury" and "Stuttering John." The st. Charles Theatre. The old Mt. Charles, under the judicious and energetic direction of Mr. BRbert Strong, begins to assume a very bright and attractive appear one, In fact, not since its erection has it been so thoroughly and elegantly furnishd and pdalted, sad its whole internor reoestructed and sm '-ed in a-tLhorough nd aaU shl -mU. 8h2" i frr Ohr 4boles1p2: of thekold Thesad te aSeoated among all our oder resl eate wits the ancient glories of the drama in this oity. In a week this popular resort will be fully pre pared for an opening, which it is intended to make a very brilliant and impressive one. Fire. At 5 o'clock Friday morning a fire, supposed to have been the wofk of an incendiary broke out in the double one-story house on 'l1ohoupitoulss street, between Marengo and Constantinople. This property was owned by Jean Marie and un occupied. It was damaged by the fire to the ex tent of $2110. Whether insured or not could not be saeortained. MRKVITIET . Now that oranges have appeared in market, wouldn't it be well if consumers would pay some attention where they throw the rind ? Sprained feet are not comfortable. SHORT ITEMC. Gregoire Guiseppe, not being able to aoount for his presence at the corner of Dumaine and Levee streets at 11 o'clook Thursday night, was run into the Third Precinct 8 sation on the long charge of dangerous and suspicious. Ernest Olairain was lodged in Jail on the com plaint of John Martin, wh:o charges him with hav ing stolen property in his possession, to wit, a horse. Two of tawny Africa's daughters, at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, became involved in a diffi oul y on Era.o street, between Oltiborne and Willow streets. amelia Williams was in the sact of quartering Mary Dsuaniels with a rez',r when the police put in an appearance and took all hands to jail for disturbing the peace. Between the hours of 10 and 12 oclock yester day morning a sneak thief entered Manager Greshanm's bookstore, on CaOsmp street, and stole a lot of gold pens, marked F. W. Faber. Yesterday some malicious person set fire to a lot of sawdust that was on the neutral ground, on Claiborne street, between Lafayette anod Poydras. The flmes were extinguished with slight damage. Louis Sergeant was lodged in the Oentral Station, charged with larceny. Railread Personals. BI THIE MOBILE BOUTE. The following were some of the departures by the Mobile fast line last ev'ning: H B. Muir and family, for Washington; F. Geoffrey, St. Louis; Mrs. . . E. Hebert, Washington; U. L. Strozier, Albany, Ga.; Moses J,,hnson, Washington; T. Ma Moody, Evansville; B. Newman and wife, St. Louis; A. Ermann, New York; M. T. Sumner, Augusts, Ga ; W. S. Horton, Aberdeen, Miss.; J. Josevh, kt. Louie; A. salano, New York; John F. Markey, Savannah. THE POLICE BOARD. Remarks of Administrator Diamond to the Board. Patrolman P. Sanders, Sixth Precinct, was the first lamb brought before the Police Board last night for sacrifice ona he dizzy charge of prome I nading Canal street on the 6th instant, doing the grapevine twist with variations. Sanders ac knowledged the corn and got the bounce. Patrolman M. Brennan, Sixth Precinct, next bowed in meek submission before the august sev'n, on a charge of neglect of duty. Brennan was interested in the O'Donnell-Mausgrove row ing match at the New Lake End, and he swore he'd see it or bust. He acoordingly left his beat and to(k in the race, and was so interested that be forgot to return to duty the next morning. The bhjad thought he mistrok his avocation and gave his the grand American shake. P. Clements, Sixth Precinct, was the third to enter the shambles for drunkenness, conduct un becoming an officr, and assault, and battery. Clements, on the 5th inst., had jnizz:ed so much bad beer that when he reached the ?orapuor Market he took possession thereof, and when Patrolman Fahey attempted to arrest him he threw up his props and made it live ly f r all hands. Clements is now open to an engagement outside of the police. Patrolman r. Murnhy, Sixth Precinct, forgot his overcoat and slipped home to get it, which little trip cost him exactly ten day's pay. Patrolmen J. McCarthy and J. Williams, BSixth Precinct, satisfied the board that sitting down and asleep on their beat, was the result of com plete exhaustion in handling several unruly cus tomers, and as they were recommends I by their superiors as being excellent officers, they got ofi easy with a flne of five day's pay each. Patrolman J. F. Uonzdles, Fourth Precinct, received a reprimand for absenting himself from roll call three consecutive days. Gouzides had the good excuse of being sick. Patrolman C. Dayton, Third Precinct, while on duty on the 6th lost, experienced a chill and drank a glass of wine to brace up on, which had the effect of intoxicating him so that he had to oe looked up until sober. Dayton has the reputa tion of being one of the beet officers in the pre cinot, but the stern, unrelenting justice of the board required his dismissal from the force. Corporal H. Hill, Third Precinct, went to sleep in a chair on tle 6th instant in the Second It - oorder's Court, while awaiting a case to be called, for which he was reduced to the ranks. Sergeant R. B. Rowley, Third Precinct, was honorably acquitted of the charge of masing an illegal arrest. Patrolman J. M. Wittle, Fourth Precinct, was docked five days' pay for being caught eittmg down on his beat. All the trials having been concluded, Adminis trator Diamond took the fl 'or and etated to the board that the Chief of Pica had informed him that, in several instances where p ,licemen had been so unfortunste as to lose a case before the First Iinuicipal Police Court, they had been severely reprimanded in open .curt by his honor, and that It was having a demoralizing effect upon the force. Chief Boylan then selated to the board that such facts had been reported to him by some of his subordinate cffioers; and further, in that the upper districts they alleged that unless some p otection was given them they would cease making arrests. Mayor Ptlebury then informed the board that an ordinance had been framed, which would be acted upon at the next meeting of the Council, which would right the matter. Ihis being satts factory ts the board, they took no further action but adjotared. New Parian figures at Offner's, 174 Canal street opposite Varieties Theatre. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. In our special notice column will be found two notices of the New Orleans Credit Foncier Association. The stockholders of this associa tion are notified that the first monthly install mentof 10 per cent will be due and payable on the 25th inst. This ass-elation, under the con trol of the board of directors recently elected, cannot fail to obtain a speedy and permanent standing among the financial institutions of this city. The gentlemen composing the board are all well known citizens and have been ex ceedingly fortunate in the choice of a preslident and secretary. A prompt payment of this first installment will greatly advance the Interests of this association and should not he neglocteid by stock holders. New shapes and Styles in china at Offner's only, 174 Canal street, opposite Varieties Theatre. Bead Navra's invitation to the China Palace. WENoER'SGARDEN.-In another column it will be seen that this fine hall is to hb opened to the public on 8aturday, the lath, at 7 o'clock p. m. The energetic proprietor has spared no time or expense in the refitting of ttis. his beautiful saloon. The walls have all been exquistely frescoed, andl the entire firish of Weng.r's Garden is something worth going to sPee. The numoer of ladles whi const ntly visit Wenger's have not been forgotten. Their rooms over Slook the h 11 below, but have no connec ion with it, their entrance being enti ely separate. Wenger caims to have the largest orehestrion in the world, and this alone draws many lovers of music to his hall. European and Ameri-an Sapers are to be found on file, and Pailio Best's Milwan kee lager beer can oe had at five cents per glass. Go to Oftner's only for new and choice china, glaMs and erookery. Bet 1att O te4 Oba Paiae. CUSTOM-HOtSE oQMip. ANOTHIEI PETITION F439 TrI (0LO LECTOR-THE COF4TEOT FOR HIm OFFICE. The Story ot Champiln'a letln a Non. Resident Plainly Denied. Collector King wa engaged yesterday evening in prepar'ng a letter to the Hon. E. John Ellti which was to accompany the original petitions circulated among and signed by MERCHANTS AND IMPORTERS in the city, asking that Judge King be retaine( as Collector. The letter is somewhat ehasustivi in its character, and goes into details as to the Oolleotor's past and speaks of his future course. COpies of this petition will, or have been, printed and will be forwarded by mail to each member oi the Senate for his information. Of course the Codleotor is doing all he can tc secure his own confirmation, and prefers to work thr,,ugh his friends here rather than go to Wash. ington and LOBBY IT THRnonH. Some of Mr. ChObamplin's friends say that hi petition, bearmng as it does some 6100 names, contains many of the same firms and individuals who signed the Oollrotor's petition, and if that be the case the Senators wdll have a chance to get in a broad and audible grin at the bungling manner in which some people sign petitions. One of Mr. Obamplin's friends is very muanch exercised over what appeared in one of the city papers yesterday mor log, which seemed to have originated in the Collector's iofioe, where, ao cording to the report, "Mr. Champliu's record was searched, and the conolusion reached and the statement made that Mr. Ohamplin is not a citi zen of this rtate," etc. Mr. Champlin's friends assert and can prove that he is as much of a citiz:,n of the State as neatly all of the Federal ,fllcials, Judges of the United States Courts, the Postmaster, Internal Revenue Collect; r, or any of the rest of them who MIOBATE TO THE NORTH during the summer. More than that, it is a fact that Mr. Champinn is engaged in buineses here in the city. He married here two years ago, taking as his wife the daughter of one of the cashiers of a banking institution, and a native, by the way, and made this his home TEN YEARS AGO, when be first came here; and, more than that, he has no interests elsewhere, and all the voting he has done in that time has been done in this city. If he is not identified with the city and State, two-thirds of the federal appointees are nIt, consequently no huge point can be made against him on that gr uand. From appearances it would seem that some of the Collector's friends are of the opir,ifn that Ohamplin is endeav:ring to oust Judge King, but the Collector himself stated yesterday that he did not believe that to be the fact, and further stated that Mr. Uhaniplia bad written his special deputy that he should not attempt to defeat Judge King's nomination or confirmation, but were he not nominated he would try and secure the position, The Oollectorship has now grown to be a huge BONE OF OONITENTION and the Collector means to keep it if be can, while the other candidates are equally anxious to s, uoare it, and, of course, eash of them are using what points they can against Judge King by peagging away at the "Returning Board influ enoe" and "Heturning Board patronage," which he must work u-;der and cater to. HSme of the friendse of these candidates claim that the Collector is seeking all hbe Dtmocratio influence he can get, and in order to MAKE HIMSELF SOLID, As it were, with a couple of Democratic Con. gressmen he has made a couple of appointments for one. Whatever may be the expression the Collector does not deny that he was appointed at the sug gestion of Gen. Anderson, and of course he is en titled to the patronage. Hurveyor Wells does not believe the Returning Board will he arraigned soon, and Is therefore o ,ntemplating a trip to Washington, to leave here on Tuesday next. Gen. Barney, special agent, returned yesterday from Mobile, where he has been on busitness. THE COURTS. .econd Ditriet Court. The following suooesions were opened yester day: Mrs. Catherine Burkhart, wife of 8. A. Reech, and Cbas. Dupont. Third District Court. F. D. Cretien, as attorney for O. Zangssi, filed before this court yesterday a motion, in which it is alleged that his client is the owner of a lot of ground in the Third Districo, on Uentilly Road, near Bayou Sanvage. The city of New Orleans has applied for a decree reoogniziig its privilege upon this property for drainage. Zangasi sets f rth that be has obtained from the itecorder of Mortgages a oertificate containing a recital of an insorip ion of a mortgage for drainage taxes, resulting from a judgment obtained in the late Eighth District Court, and that Act 48, of 1877, exempts from such taxation all lands lying north of the Mttairie Bldge, Marigoy Avenue, Bayou Banvage and People's Avenge. The Recorder is ordered to show cause on October 16th why this privilege should not be erased. Andre B land has filed a like application. W. P. O'Hern ha4 entered sunt againet the eiPy of New Orleans, praying for a writ of injunctioui to restrain the sheriff from selling his property for city taxes. The writ wag issned. Fifth District Court. Btate ex rel. Henry W. tsoares vs. the Hebrew Congregation Dispersed or Judah. In this case the r ilator appl eas to the couart for a mandamus to compel the congrega ion to re admit him as a member thereof. Iu his petition he avers that at a pre ended meeting of said congregation, when there was not a quorum present, for some reason unknown to him, he was expelled therefrom, and all his rights as a member thereof forfeited. About two months ago relator brought an aMion in the Fourth District Court, and the same was dismissed on an exception filed by de fendant, showing that the court had no jurisdio tion over religious matters. Relator not being eatisfed with the decision of Judge Houston, he applied to Judge Rogers f er a mandamus, and was granted a rule nmsi, which came on for trial last week, the arguments taking up fully four days. Yesterday Judge Rogers refused the man damns, on the ground that the suit was still panding in the Fourth District Oouit; a new trial not having been applied for, the only remedy left the relator being an appeal to the Supreme Court. This case is a very interesting one, and con tainI a great many new points in law, it being the first ease of the kind ever tried in a court of justice, and will probably be taken up to the dupreme Uourt. Judge Whitaker has ordered a venire of jurnrs to serve the coming November term. As many impor ant cases will be disposed of during that month, it should be the duty of citi zens to respond with alacrity. Superior Criminal Court. ARRAIGNMENTS. Stabbing-Julius Wiloot. Burgiary-Alphones dpal, alias Guinea. Shooting with intent to commit nmurder-W. G. G ron. Grand larceny--W llie Patterson, Solonon Carter, Geo. Griffin, Paul Toussaint, alias Flood, Joe ocot . Robbery-Wm. Cain and John Dow. Embezzlement-Tom Lewis. Assan t-.-arshal Kerr, Peter Leverdi. Assault on a member of the Crescent City Po lice force-E. Murphy. Carrying concealed weapons-Frank Aiken. Joe. Madia n pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to pay a fine of $5 or five days in the Parish Prison. Sam Manning suffered the same penalty. BREAKING. Wm. Johnson and Henry Williams. ACQUTrrED. John Harnett. State vs. Elias Gibson. Jury out. The Grand Jury, after holding qu:te a lengthy se alon, brougut in an indictment against a party whose name was witbhelid. The One Dollar Sunday excursion train on the N. O. J. & N. RB . from New Orians to Me 'omrb City and return will be ran on Oct -her 14 for the t time. Ater that date it will be discontinued. W. P. eMrIINLEY. - i 11 al.f INSURANCE ON RED I lVE HOW P.rPTht MILLIONI OP ceO.e MEIICE IS U1tRTHERISEB. A Wise and Llberal Appropriation Wedla syve the Producers of the Country $118,OOO Per Annum. [From the Shreveport Times.] We are pleaged to obeerve tht the protMed dan od lof othe olr 1tvlly l Rt d rier for an appre.priat on by the geeral government of t20.,o0 for its lmprovemnt 1- ac'qulesoed il very generally as a very eaononableone. Ou article on the sbihject Was copsd extensivel1 )ur the press an Ii ho proJ et v,"ry generally oom mended. Thare Ia no re Won why lavIatlo di Rad river should not be as nate as It IIson th Hudson. Ir would bh na safe If Congress should exercite half the gen r asity towards an im portart ,South, rn streoam, as It exareilse to wars unimportant st rr ams at the North. We have shown that the em ill pittance ased4 for wuld he returned In dlftrof .t wayp In very short time Itw0 uld be returned |i the mat, ter o in turante alone. Owing to the angenr. of navigation the tresent rate olijauranuE1 per nt. This ins a heavy birden on the owners anR shippers of fretigIt The Insuan',. .om partines offtTer to redrlce tli rates one ha!fif the navigation is male as safe as the d ýmande d ap proproiatton wi I make it. A few satattltas will show the amount saved by this reduction: Cotton ahlnned lant year from Shreveport aen pohrt avl. bove (baleh ) r. u..t 70,r9e Cotton eshi ppd last year from all pointt below utrevepurt ............. ......... M 40 Toutal. ... .. ......... ....147,00.r Value of first item ...................A · d·e··a Value of ai o.nd item .............. v.117tNtf Value if eat, I ahipped .E20 ..............,800 Value of l ld, s hipied ........... 100,tO Val e of cotton neil oIl ehlpDr,.dl........ 1,00.000 Value of misoellsne6usia hipped......... f,00l Total ................... - .. 10, 0et The value of the lmports brought up Red river wasn illy a mu -ih. Or *n riurod numbers the R d rIver trade I at Hear nm' 'unted to about 010(m.eo.r. At pre-'ent raten the Insuranlne ott thi- sum am ,unta to $150.tse At the reauaee4 rntes there would hi a sanvln of S,000e In a alngle aeasoan. But ths Is not all. There is an immense amount of freIght whinh fine its Iway out by the rallroadnl , with an llnal aniount returngI the arme wray as mriorts If navlato ia iBefte rivr were prt c ly Tale ·nd . all the tee tound we h hou d exp' ct all his freight to the iver. because of chealuest and i.el~a 'onvenienre In everv re.s .t. The following tablo will saOW the val in of thIs freight: Valin of cotton shipped East by rail..-.*e00,0 e Value of cotton shipred ft am Jefferson by rail ............................. 1,2S0 0D Imorts. same value ..................... 8,l1,t0b Total ...........1.................1 0,0 The insurance on this .um amonnts toff one-half of which would b. sived at thered rates. The totdl s avng thereftore, W amount to about J11. 000 in ore eeas.,n. This matter of , suraneM In lied river 1.bv been all a ong a gre.rt drawback to the prO . terity of Hhreveport, the 1 ied rv:,r vallWey d, t'altern Texas. There is no way to rediutef excent to make the navl atlto of the river Gllý The approprIation we ask for will make it s a:.:,. As we have Aa d East Texas and South Arkae + sas are an much intoerestel Iin 'his questlolx- . North Loitalana. Let the membe's of --."o gaess from all th be sttates join their forces mid get the d, aired amount, t the apprr achieng 0 laton of Cong, ens. Then nither seaso woeiT ' not catch us in the predicament in wih We now flind ourselves. HOTEL ARIrIVALS. CITY HOTEI-J C Terry Columbus, Robert (oandy New York Lo is Bristol Conn. AMo Barny cIlty. Dr E H ',adiner and wile St Lan dry,. B ndal W M Denny Scraton. FierO Brooks Hapipy Jack, R (0 R ,binaon lcity, H.lyI Frohrran New York, F M Knowles Philadeniphia A E Oliver and snervant Mi-n. J t'oitevent Peafl ngton. W E M, amnph II Ref 'glo. Wm H Boys aUsl', Texas. James Mehiurtie Man Dlego,W Benton La, Felix Htftman Oalv,,seon. Read Navra's Invitation to the China Palace. Now goods at Offntr's. Monday. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. Fine crystal nd Bohemian glassware at Off er's. 174 Canal. oppostlle Varieties Theatre. Read Navra's Invitation tr, the OhinaaPalaee. Lava flgures In great variety, at Offner's, i44 anal, opposite Varieties Theatre. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace, Beat plated ware at Offner's, 174 Oanal, oppo. site Varieties Theatre. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. Offner's grand opening takes place Monday. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. Offner has only one store-174 Canal street,. . opposite Varieties Theatre. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. GRAND (VENING -AT THE OLD RELIABLE STORE.. E. OFFNER, 174 ..... Candl Street......174 (Opposite Variaties Theatre.) The ladies and all others interested in the tew and heautiful are respeotfuily invit.d to call and' see the NEW .IHPES AND STYLE, made expressly for me, which annotbe fonnd in any other etore in the 8 uth, When you wish to purchase CHINA. CROCKERY, GLARSWAR,. CUTLERY. SILVER-PLATED WARE, TIN AND JAPANNED WARE, WOOD AND WILLOW WAE, COAL HODS, FIRE IETSB. ETC.. ETC., Make No Mistake in the Place, as I have no connection with ANY OTHIER ST ,RE IN TH r. CITY. I mention this, as many o rmy vfriendt have made their purchases else where, thinking that they were dealing with me, Faota .re Faotus. Come and see for yourselves that I CAN AND DO sell Goods Lower than Any Oiher House, and the reasR ns why are: 1. I H LECT MY GOODS IN PERSON. 2. I BUY MY GOODS FOfit CASH. 3. MY RENT IS MUCH LOWER than itwonld be in a more central I cation. 4. MY G )ODS ARI. ALL PURCHASED DI RECT FR'M THE MAN, FACTUtEi S, 5. I BUY IN LAtGE QUANTITIE4. G. I ADVERTISE ANID PUSH MY BUSINESSU making tmy sal s lrg , .nd. therefore, I am satisfied with a ,nM LL PROIf1T. Remember h,,t ther. is ONLY ONE E. OFFNEkR, And that his store is at 174. .......... Canal street.........1..'1 seae Im Opposite the Varieties Theatre, New Orleans Savings Instltutieo No. 15 Canal Street. TIUWW : A, MOULTON. E. A. PALrRETY, CARL KOHN, T. L. BAYNE, DAVID UBQUHART, GEORGE JONAS, JOHN G. GAIVE8, THl.&A. ADAMS, TRosM. A. CLAR. ..0E1.. sal . ;m cRALS 1. ias, staNVr 1A te