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WN.e FOR THE MeMAIh-POX HOMePITAL, In answer to the oall for proposale to build the small-pox hospital, aooording to the specifloationi on file in the aurveyor'e ofiloe, only three bide were presented, which were opened in the Mayor's ole yesterday. The first one opened was the bid of It. J. Oonnolly, offering to do the work for $10,468; the second, that of John Page, iMr $38,000; and the third, that of James Bodgers, fbr $18,494. In all probability, Mr. Oonnolly's bid will be accepted by the COonoil. Mothing definite has been done as yet fowards the purchase of the new site, the first adopted bhaing had to be abandoned, owing to the cost of llag which it entailed. The owner of the prop etay on which it is now proposed to ereot the baldling will, however, not sell lee than two equates of ground to the clty, although only one is required. The presumption is that he con. ald4. that the eetabliehment of the hospital on one block will depreolate the value of the other. It IT A 1OUld 1 A gentleman called on the Mayor to say that he was inform ed that mercantile agents from other oitles were drumming New Orleans on libssnes which they olaim to have obtained at the nt of one dollar a day. The caller, therefore, W=aed to know whether the oity lesued drum. erls' licenses by the day. He was informed by the Mayor that ieoh was not the came, but that, awlerdng to law, drummers were required to ouat license by the year, halt year or qubr. - matter will be investigated with the =ealter scrutinv, inasmuch as the Mayor suspects iet some of the drummers have been opertiong With assurance by borrowing the licensee of their lesbehant friende in this city. HEKAF UEKNTM. The celebrated Gaines ease presents a new ftee tre. The tenants of reeldences built on laund tehlmed by Mrs. OGinee as her property, at least La some aese, refuse to pay their rents on the Wuand that they oannot pay to either claimant ýtAhe property without rendering themselves bbae to the other. One of the sufferers in con. e. of this state of affairs, viited the or to say that he owned twenty odd lots of Sold lilano estate, and which have been ad. by the courts as the property of Mr.. and, while he continued pay taxes and S raite on the property he could not collect l.nts. Thinking that the Mayor might help out of his predicament he had called to lay S matter before him. df course the Mayor Was unable to advise the gentleman whose only tedeas., it would appear, is to be iound in the aborts. THE POLICE UNIPORMM. We had the pleasure of meeting at the City Mr. Emile Levy, of the house of Leon Iehaut, who has just returned from the , whither he had gone to com. l his seletlon of the goods necessary for a winter police uniftree, the contract for has been awarded to his house. Mr. Levy teo us to notify the members of the police that he is ready to take their measure at e olothing hones on Canal street, and that the onerse they shall apply the earlier will he be - b.led to deliver the uniforms, which when weather sets in will be found very comfort. p tahe policemen. &TOR CR0 oMIAN'S GRAVE. rator Diamond reported to the Mayor that he had paid a visit to Greenwood the resting place of ex-Mayor Cross. -ehund the condition of the tomb of the ttve ofier the city is saild to had, to be what Sexton Bul. represented it to be. The cost of .h tomb in decent condition will be very on to the worth of the lamented mtid steps will be immediately taken to THE COAL OIL WAREHOUMtE. ery, one of the firm proposing to build Swf.house in this oity, bad an inter. t te Mayor yesterday on the subject. y has just returned from St. Loms, he has made all the necessary arrange o earry out his plan. He objects, how. the location proposed by the Board of tere-on the outakirt. of the city--a too remote from our business centre, and permission to locate the warehouse on a fronting tte ritvr and just above the rtre. The impression at the City Hall is this location affords all the security re owing to the absence of buildings in its o vicinity. However no conclusion was Sat, t being possibly the intention of the to consult with the committee of the of Underwriters before granting the As It is objected that in case of a the warehouse the running liquid may en adjaoen' buildings, 8urveyor d'Hemecourt a the difficulty can be edily overoome by cling an earthwork around the warehouse, an established fact that coal oil will not through earth, although it may through a wall. while Administrator Diamond requests ous to our merchants that the coal oil ordi. will be rigidly enforoed, and that no excuse Swill be accoepte I for its violation. ISPLAWADE STREET MHELLROAD. shell road on Esplanade street, from Gal ateet to the Bayou Bridge, is unfit for travel. part of the Esplanade street shell road, the contractors also say, does not come within of their contract. It seems that the triginalle in the centre of the street, was twenty feet wide. The City Railroad Com Alquiring that portion of the street for their occupied about four-fifths of it, and accord to the city authorities with the unders'and that they should keep the entire street in re . o here is another matter for settlement the contractors, the railroad men and the ending the settlement the road will not a traveling condition, particularly during Weather. TilE OBISTRI"CTION ORDINANCE. ''he ordinance prohibiting obstructions on walks was discussed by the Mayor and Ad trator MotCfirey in connection with the de rendered on the previous day by Recorder when he released the traders doing busi arar the Magazine market, who had been t betore him on the charge of obstructing swal.s. Mr. MoOaffrey gently denies any of peresecu ing the tradespeople re. to, end says that the only reason why they arrested was because they had defiantly re to comply with the notices served upon previously, while all others had manifested to obey the instructions of the officers of aw. The Mayor himself is eurpr sed at the of Judge Smith in, as he puts it, going of the record, or, in other words, in re a person or set of persons accused of a senor, because another or others are not for the same offense. WHAT JCDOE SMITH SAYS. ·dge Smith, on his part, states that when the was brought before him he inquired of the - m whether there were any more affidavite, two having been sworn. The officer an "no." The Judge then asked him how parties had been reported by the police, when he heard that there were twents er thirty he thought it was rather an extra proceeding that the two poorest men on should have been chosen to be made an of. He therefore determined to give sme all the benefit of the evidence that brng forward. Se trialof the case it was proved to his that the obstructions complained of In no manner the free passage on the that if there had been any impediment transitory, and everything considered, affair appeared to him more in the a erseton than a bona ide move to the ordinance. He, in oonse dajtissed the case. The judge says that hos hvizng any In tenton of neutral -dinoma. but he thinks that there far ai drl sa ad that the poor asdmk not be madealone amenable .e eamiute* that hehse min o way the ai i gr-ed 16w. onifa wo In*MS IV the moment. Owlng to hie cbenoe the mater of the proposed branch of the Moblel railroad in the Third Distrlct remains in stlti quo. Originally it was the intention of the company to ask for the privilege of extending their road along the river front down to the slaughter-house. *Ad ministrator Denls, however, will urge ti.em to adopt the other plan-that of a belt road, as already explained in the DurrnonAr. Cel. Denis favors this plan because, he says, a single track to the slaughter-house along the river (for not more than one could be operated owing to the narrow ness of the levee) would in a very short time be come ineulmotent to serve the purposes of the company, whereas a ciroplar road effected by a connection with the main track at the intersec tion of People's Avenue, or thereabout, up Mon. tegut street, and thence down to Elysian Fields street, would saffrd the company immense fasili lee an. preclude the blocking up of the landing. By dispensing with that portion of their own pro posed line from Montegut street to the Barracks, enough or nearl enough road laying would be economised to ustify the layin of the rails from the maln road at the GOetilj ridge to the head of Monteg.t street. As to the necesrsity of a road along Olalborne street to the slaughter honse pens, Col. Denis thinks that would be use less, for the cattle could be landed at Claiborne street and driven to the pens without much trou ble. However, let us wait the arrival of Mr. Raynor, when we shall see what he has to say about it. THE RiiEHT OF A RAILROAD. Mr. Ohse. T. Olaiborne yesterday presented to the Mayor an elaborate report of the work en trusted to him, to examine into the right of the Pontohartrain Railroad Company to claim the ownership to the slip of land on E ysian Fields street upon which their track is laid to the lake. The report, which is lengthy, indicates much dilli gece and research on the part of Mr. Olal. borne, and gives great satisfaction to the Mayor and Surveyor d'Hemeoourt, whose opinion, previously expressed, it fully eontime. It shows that by virlne, of sact No. 84, of the session of 1804-5. Bernard de Marigny, then a minor, under twenty-one years of age, and owner of the oft-alluded to Marign property, was authorized to lay out lnto lots aqd streets the lands owned by him. The act par. ticularly stipulates that all streets thus laid out shall be forever opened to the public. The re port goes on to say that the centre of Elysian Fields street wee reserved as a anal, and that eventually Mr. Marlgny transferred the space occupied by the canal to the Pontohartrain Rail road Company for the purpose of laying a railroad to the lake thereon, the 'ransfer baing made, however, wdithou guarantee. Under the oroumstances, and the fact that not even any measurement of the space transferred is mentioned, and that the tract has never been considered assessable, and that it has never been taxed, the conclusion is arrived at that the only right that the company can claim to it se a right of way for railroad purposes. THE GAlOTRONONIC CODE. Reforms to be Aceomplishted and Abuses to be Done Away Witth. Our leading editor undertook to handle a theme which properly belongs to these columns in his reference to Col. Bob Ingersoll's venture as e gastronomic reformer. Of course our loading editor discovered his inadequacy to do justice to the suhjeot, and abandoned it to the more sclen tiflo and profound department of this paper, wherein gastronomic subjects can alone be prop erli treated. Col. Bob Ingersoll proposes that the criminal code of all enlightened communitles shall be re vised, so to add to the misdemeanors for which offenders against certain established natural and sclentifo laws, applicable to the preparation and cooking of the an.tomarf articles for the food or clvil zed people, shall be subject to penalties like the violators of other laws enacted in the In terest of good morals and of the well being of humanity. As illustrations of the character of these of fenders, Col. Ingersoll mentions the frying of a beefsteak. To which our leading editor adds the like offenses of baking a turkey or a rib or round of beef; thewxeeslve use of grease, and the 1g noring of the true nature and alms of gravy. These are reqognized, fatal and prevalent crimes and vices in the average American cook ery. There are many others, however not enu merated by these superfcial writers, whereof all through the United Sttates, outside of ouisitana there prevails a lamentable insensibilty and criminality. Prominent among these are: 1. The boiling of coffee, instead of the drip. ping by the slow process employed in all Oriental and Latin countries. 2. The omission to exclude grease and oil from soups and the ignorance of the comp'nents or stook which constitute the essential and founda tion of lawful soup. 3. The shameual abuse and ignorance of the proper mode of preparing riot, the most valuable of all esoulents, to accompany soup and all legiti. mate gravies. • 4. The iaexpiable off,'nse of using stale or see oudnhand gravy, of which wicked, careless and nnscrupulous o ks always keep a pot on hand. This is an offense prevalent with all our res taurants and hotels. It may be detected in near ly every fry, and is one of the most deleterious abuses of good food. 5. The construction and use of cooking stoves which have no arrangement for roasting by ex posing the article to be roasted to the direct ac tion of the fire, onstead of sweltering it in in closed vessels, thereby destroying the flavor and proper J ices. •6. Tke failure to change and cleanse the ves eels in which articles are cooked, so as to pre vent the inharmonious mixture and confusion of flavors. This confusion and intermixture of flavors frequently arises from the cooking of ar ti, les in a range and stove in juxtaposition. These must suffice for the prebent, but there are a great many other provisions which should be adde d to the proposed gastronomic code, which would require too large a space in our column to enumerate or discuss in the same article. We will speak further on this subject. In the mean while, as this is a matter of paramount importance and not to be trifled with or passed lightly upon, we re spectfully beg the matrons of New Orleans, so universally renowned for their thorough and scientific knowledge of the workings of the kitchen, and so far famed as regards their ad ministrative faculties concerning every depart ment of the household, to offer us suggestions, so that the code which we will ultimately propose to an enfranchised and civilized world will be perfect in all its parts and bearngs, and be the very 'Pandecto Jusliniaaniof modern gastronomy. PERSONAL. As the saying is, "It was good for sore eyes" to see on our streets again the welcome face of our genial ex-Sheriff, Wm. Pagan. His summer trip up Ncrth appears to have been quite beneficial, and to have fully invigorated him for the toils of winter. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. Go to Offner's only for new and choice china, glass and crockery. THE BIRD CAGE.-This is the name of the new saloon opened by 3Mr. D. S. Ramelli at No. 46 St. Charles street. Persons who wish to enjoy a good lunch and the choicest of wines and liauors can certainly be accommodated by the genial proprietor, who intends to keep his saloon on a first-class scale and open the year round. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Offner's grand opening takes place Monday. Read Navra's invitation to th1 China Palace. THE CONVEYANCE RECORD.-It is a source of congratulation to our citizens to be able to an nounce the completion of that stupendous work, the "Conveyance Record," now just finished and compiled ;;t No. 12 Carondelet street. L. J. Dodge & Co. have done the people good service in their great work, and now all the tangles and hazy webs hitherto surrounding titles to prop erty in the city can at aglance be discovered and genuine titles furnished in full abstract in a short time. Attorneys, etc, should visit 12 Oarondelet street and see the RSecord. sued. "091 at CUSTOM-HOUSE TALK. rIENATORIAL JABDIIIItINM--WILL TI.E WIIOLE LOI|IllANA CAWE BE REOPERND ? Mome of the Raitd Thinks no, anti GIve Their Reasons. The action of the United States Benate yester. day in adopting Merrimon's resolution was the priniopal theme of conversation at the Custom. House yesterday. The resolution authorizing, as it does, the Committee on Privileges and Elao. tions to send for persons and papers leade to the belief in the Granite Boilding that the case will now go over until THE EOQUIAR 85551sON, and possibly until a new Legislature is elected. The extreme Republican element in and about the building bang their hope upon officoe and Federal pap as long as there is a. prospect for a continuation of the senatorial question, but the leaders, if there are such, so farther still, and hope that the action of the Senate will not only bring up the senatorial investigation, but that such scope will be given that praotically Packard's claims to the executive office will be sandwiched in somewhere, and that once entered upon the record in the slightest manner possible, will ESTABLISH THE PRECEDENT for going into a complete history of the last eleo tion, Returning Board and all. It is known to the writer hereof that after Pit. kin had been bounced, had made his kick against Hayes andhad returned from the North, a com bination had been formed to go for Hayes at the next (this) session of Oongress. Later it was learned that this combination comprised eight of the most prominent Iepub licans in the United States, and further, that they intended to get after Hayes over Packard's shoulders. Whether 'r not the time has come for that programme to be carried out is not known, but the sudden gathering at Washington of nearly all of the lead ng Republioan politiclans of this atste woul I lead to the belief that some thing of the kind was contemplated. It must be remembered in this connection that the case of JOHNSON VS. JUMI L is now on the docket of the United States S0 preme Court, and rumor has it that an effort will e made to bring that up as soon as possIble and in the pleadings on the part of the plaintiff just as much as can be will be said, in order to bring THE PACKARD QUESTIoN prominently before the North and West. Johnson is in Washington, as is Packard, Kel loRgg Campbell, and in fact nearly all of the shining Republioan lights, including J. Madison Wells, Surveyor; Naval Offioer Lewis, Pinchback, Hunsocker and others, all of whom, except Lewis, perhaps, would do their best to make it HOT FOR nAYES if they could by agitating the L.nisisna question to suhob an extent that t iwould come up in the Senate through the senatorial case. Yesterday's afternoon dispatches seemed, in the estimation of all ttose conversed with about the granite building, to confirm this view; and even Gen. Tom Anderson thought possible that such might be the case. and was sure that Pack. ard was not now a candidate for the position of Collector, even though a petition ASKING PACKARD'S APPOINTMENT to that position had been on file at the White House or Treasury Department for some time. The dark horse information, as given in yes. terday's DEMOCOAT, was somewhat surprising to the natives about the building, they having for. gotten that Judge King once promised to make Capt. Kennisetn his special deputy and failed to keep the prof lse. During a conversation with our reporter Gen. Anderson did not deny but that Capt. Keuniston's appointment would suit him, and he went even further by eulogizing him as a thoroughly a m potent business man, this expression being echoed by some of those on the outside. THE MURDERERB OF LOUCKWOOD. The Coroner's Inquest Points inm Out as William Blibbe. horoner ahan last evening resumed the in quest in the death of the negro Thos. Lockwood, t who was found Wednesday night, at the corner of M- elpomene and Locust streets, with a bullet in the left breast. The first witness placed on the stand was MARY WILLIAMS. On Tuesday evening, October 24, about half. past 6 o'clock I left my house and went to the ohuroh at the corner of First and Dryades streets. I was seated there a short time when Wm. Bibbs came and sat in the seat behind me and asked me if he could accompany me home; I told him, yes, sir, for I knew nobody else in the church; after I granted him the privilege to go with me I looked across the church and saw Lockwood sleeping; I got in church, and I got up and walked out, and Bibbs stopped at the door to light a cigarette, and I walked on a pace; then he came up with two young men, a yellow one and a dark one; he made me acquainted with them; he said: "These are the two young men who were present when the remarks were made about the shawl;" and the young men replied and said: "It ain't worth I while minding Tommy; he is nothing but wind." The young men then went back to church, and I and Bibbe came on to my house, and at the door. step he bade me good night and raised his hat; be went as far as the corner, and I stepped on the door-sill and was facing the street; I heard Bibbe I say: "Here comes Tommy," meaning Lockwood; I stooped so as to look through the branches of the trees; it being a moonlight night, I saw Tommy Lockwood coming toward me; on his lettarm he had his coat, and also his vest. When he came closer I noiced he had something in his right hand; it was very bright and glittering, and he said to Bibbs: "I am happy to meet you here," and asked him to come back to my mother's and prove what he had said I about the shawl. Bibbs said to him: "Go away, Tommy; I have heard that you were awfac treacherous, and I do not want to have any fuse with you." Lockwood replied: "Good reason wt hy-you know that I can whip you," at the same time shaking something in Bibbs' face. I think it was a knife; it looked like one. Bibbe said to Lockwood: "If you were drunk when you made the remark I was sober when I heard it, and there were over twenty boyq at Bryant's building when you said so." Tommy said: "If you say that again you will have to abide by the consequences. Bibbe replied: "I know, Tom my, that you are a better man than I am," and started to walk away backward, saying "Tom. i my, go away from me, keep off of me." Tommy L ackwood kept going up to him and he kept go ing back. ''hen Bibbs backed a good little piece and then broke and run. Then Tommy ran after him saying, "Oh, I have got it in for you." Then my mother closed the door. Mr. Holmes r was standing up in the middle of the floor; he spoke to me and said, "Why don't you give the young man his shawl as long as he has passed remarks about it?" I told him no I would not as he gave it to me. Just then my mother said "Listen; I hear some one shooting." Mr. Holmes said, "Yes, I hear it myself." And I replied that it was nothing, that it must be those white 'boye who are on the bridge; I did not hear any more of the fuss until the officer came and said, "I knock because there is a light in here." He said to my mother, "Do you know a young man named Tommy Lock wood," and I came up with a light and said, "Yes, sir." And he said, "He is dead on the corner." t'he officer had a coat in his hand, and he told us that he had found the coat on the stevs of a house at the corner. The officer then left our house, but returned and arrested us. MAIN.Y WILLIAMS testified: I heard raps on my door, and heard Tom Lockwood asking admittance, which I re fused; I then heard harsh words; I heard Bibbe say to Lockwood, "God d-n you; you have made this woman forsake me," and then the deceased said to Bibbe, "I will die, God d-n yon;" and Bibbe said, "Tommy, Tommy, Tommy, quit;" and then I heard some persons ran, and there appeared to be several. and then I heard the re port of a pistol; then I heard deceased call to Bibbe to come back and finish killing him; my door was shut during the whole of the difficulty. L-OSeL H DAVIS stated: A little after 9 o'clock Mr. Holmes came in (meaning the negro Lemon Holmes) and asked where was my sister; at the same time celled for a drink owat then he threw something under the mbed; thisn el , when' a. nd Wa t s laufZiU3 T *o-º ms' t: Holmes went to church ta company with my mother. The following is Oily Physician Beard's dertif oste: In the presence of the Coroner and his Jury 01 nlquest I held an autopsy upon the body ol Thomas Lockwood, colored, aged about twenty eight years, lying dead in the Second Precinct Station-house, and found a gunshot wound of the thorax, situated in the intercostal space between the second and third ribs, about four inohes to the left of the pqedian line. The ball ranged in ward and downward, penetrating the upper lobe of the left lung, entered the pericardial sae at its superior portion, and lodged within its cavity. said wound oansing internal hemorrhage and death. J. O. BEARD. The pistol found under the bed where Holmes had thrown it was exhibited to the jury, but the ball taken from the body of the deceased was of a much larger calibre and could not have been fired out of the pistol found. There being no other witnesses present, the Coroner adjourned the inquest. THE BOARD OF HEALTH. Met last evening in regular session. Present Dr. Ohoppin, president, Dr. Taylor, secretary, and Dr. Austin, Mr. Nott, Dr. Taney, and Gol. Samuel Boyd. The minutes of the public and executive sese sions of the 11th inst., which were laid over at the last meeting, were read and adopted. The proceedings of the executive session re lated to the charges made against Dr. Finney, the resident physician at the Mississippi Quaran tine Station, with reference to the detention of the steamship Alabama and other grievances complained of. A letter from Dr. Finney was read, which stated that the delay in the case of the Alabama was occasioned by the refusal of the crew of the barge at the station to fumigate the vessel on Sunday unless they were allowed extra pay. The minutes of the executive session also dis closed that Dr. Finney was peremptorily ordered by a resolution of the board to discharge the crew and employ another, and that a committee was appointed, of which Mr. Nott was chairman, to investigate the charges of Irregularities made against Dr. Finney, and to inquire concerning the use of carbolic aold in the disinfection of ves eels, and the method of examination of crews and passenger lists. The minutes of the publio and executive ses ion of the 18 h inst. were also read and adopted. The board manifested considerable sensitiveness at the criticisms of the press on star-chamber proceedings, and the disposition was to have no more executive sessiens, the motive for those of the 11th and 18th being merely the protection of Dr. Finney. Since he had declared his indiffer ence as to the secrecy of the investigation, there was no lonier any reason to keep the proceed inge secret. The executive session of the 18th inst. was devoted to the reading and consideration of the report of the committee of investigation ap ouinted at the pri ceding meeting. This report -et forth the manner in which carbolic acid was nesed and the general method adopted by Dr. Finney in the fumigation of vessels. With refer ence to the charges made in the case of the steamship Alabama, and the charge thaitWalter Jones, a servant of the resident physician, was placed on the pay roll as a bargeman, the report, after reciting the testimony elicited by the com mittee, Mr. Nott and Dr. Ohoppln, from Dr. Ryan and the employee at the station, announced the following conclusions: 1. The resident physician was absent from the Quarantine bttation on the 9th of 8. ptember (the date of the steamer Alabama's detention) with out the knowledge or permission of the Governor of the State or the Board of Health, and in viola tion of section ten of the act creating and de Dfnig the duties of the Board of Health. 2. The Board of Health, by a resolution passed on the 18th September, peremptorily ordered the reseldent physician to discharge the crew that re fused to fumigate said vessel, which resolution was based on a letter from Dr. Finney, which stated that the crew had so refused unless paid for so doing, which order was received and dis regarded. '. Ibsl established by the testimony of Dr. Ryan, the assistant resident physician, and the crew, that the crew did not refuse a fumigate the steamer Alabama. 4. The barge orew at the station was in no wise responsible for the detention of the steamer Ala bama on the 9th of September. 5. That Walter Jones, entered on the pay roll as a bargeman, does not discharge any duties as a bargeman, but is employed as a servant of the resiedent physician. The minutes of the executive session further disclosed that after the reading of this report the following action was taken by the board, after hearing the confession of Dr. Finney, who was present in obedience to the summons of the Board: Whereas, Dr. Finney has almitted that the re flections contained in the analysis of the report of the committee appointed to examine into c rtain irregularities at the QCarantine Station are cor rect: le it Resolend, That the statement and explana tion of Dr. Finney be received by thie board, and that while expressing disapprobati n of his c n duct in the premises, tha!. they express the beulef that hereafter he will act in full accord with all the wishes and orders emanating from this b ard After the reading and adoption of these mi, utes, Mr. Nott, as chairman of the flnance com mittee, submitted the following report: NEw ORLEANS, Ont. 25, 1875. To the President and Members of the Board of Health of the state of Louisiana : The undereigned flonance committee beg leave to submit the following report of our mnvestiga tinn - The chairman of your committee, while visit ing the Mississippi Quarantine Station on the 6th inst., in company with the president of the Board of Health, was furnished by the assistant resident physician with the amounts collected and received at the Mississippi Quarantine Sta tion for the months of May, Juno, July, August and September, as follows: May ................................... $804 00 June................................1,093 00 July......... ........................ 661 50 Augnst ................................ 779 00 September ............................ 1,497 00 Total...........................$4,870 50 Add amount collected from stmr Alabama 5 00 Total.............................$4,875 50 You committee met this day at the office of the Board of Health and examined the books and vouchers and report the following facte: i. The amount received from the Mississippi Quarantine Station for the months of May, June, July, August and September, as per report of the resident physician, aggregated $4466, leaving a deficit of $409 50. 2. On examination we find that the drafts given by the bark Harold and steamship Marga ret amounting to $214, were sent by the resident physician, at the Mississippi Quarantine Station, to the secretary of the Board of Health for col lection, and said drafts have been collected and no entry made on the books. 3. The cash book was balanced on the 23d inst., and, although apparently correct, we find on examination the above amount is not included in the cash on hand. 4. Among the accounts furnished your com mittee, we find that the following bills were charged to and paid for by the Board of Health, when they should have been charged to the resi dent physician at the Mississippi Quarantine Sta tion, as follows: Rice, Born & Go ........................... $9 65 M. L. Navra........ ............ ...... 36 50 Louisiana Ice Manuacturing Company.... 7 00 W. C. Shepherd& Co...................... 52 85 J. R. Warner & o........................ . 10 50 5. Your committee find that the bill of W. O. Shepherd & Co., for $17 25, was paid twice; once in June and again in August. 6. Your committee find that the money col lected at the Mississippi Quarantine Station (in excess of the fee of $5 allowed by law) has not been returned in accordance with law. 7. Your committee find that the pay rolls at the Mississippi Quarantine Station are not signed by the employes, as they should be. 8. Your committee have in the scope of their labors only found the facts, and have deemed it their duty to report in accordance therewith, without euggesting recommendations or reme dies, which are properly within the province of the board. bAer the reading at thisreport, Dr. Tayki, the.serearysof the brd, stated that he wished iso wm t! fiAtm n trsst o ss ila -would usy the board with whgh aseesurfoe the board e.pri sed itHel e nttieded. On motion, however, the report was reeived, and the seeretary llowed time till the next meet ing to make hil statement. On motion of Col, Joyd the hour of meeting of the board war died at *80 p. m. hereafter. The Preeldent stated to the board that there was no longer any apprehension from yellow fever, but that small.pox was lonreasing, and there wee yet no small-pox hospital established. The board then adjourned till its next regular gession. GCot your kid gloves at Kreeger's. head Navra's invitation to the China Palace. Ofilnr has only ine store-174 Canal street. opposite Varieties Theatre. WAS IT DARK7 Jones Ge(a Noesy and Tackles a Lamp Poet and the as Company. Jones started home last night from the club he told his wife it was the "lodge"-and when he turned into one of the thoroughfares leading up townbe was alarmed. Getting as near a lamp poet as he could, something like the following went through his noddle and was audible for at least half a block: "Hlallol Confoundit, why (hie) aint yer litup tonight ?" No reply. "Isay, your (hio) repsenttiv of ttahdair Gas Compny (hil) ind yer ?" And still the lamp post uttered nary a word. "01 Wall (hie) now you needen put on any airs (hie) Com you got most dambouilili fooled to night you did. No Inquiry. "Yes ano you did (bie). The moon jis fooled. ubully. She didn't shine dambit (hie.) Bo uses you an the company got left " Somebody on the opposite side of the street besan to hum an air. "Yer (be) can't play that on me. I'm sponsi. ble cizzeu, I am. You think mebbe I don pay taxes, (bin) thbe damlie frido and you'r singing coz your old monopoly (hitc) a cheatin cizzens out out of taxes theypa to (bin) have streets littup, an now neasa me by singin in my facenies." The singing stops. "Ubettr pullup on that. I'1 go th' Mayor (bie) in mornin an seebout this. I'l see (hlo) if this sittys going be left in tot'l darkness erry rime ti' moon goes behind a cloud." Not a word and only the lap of a policeman to be heard "Sposa'n I'd fallinter ther guttor'n, kill miself, dont you epose miwite would aloux city for dammiges? You bet she would and get em (ble) too." Just at this juncture a peeler came along and helped the sollioquizer over the autter and cross ing, the peeler feeling his way first on his hands and knees to find the crossing, as the night was as dark as Erebus. And yet the price of gas is only $3 per 1000 cubic feet, or so much per year for each lamp, and the city has lamps erected on nearly all of the princlpal streets, but upon a "moonlight" night, dike last ntsht, the Gas Company's lamp lighters are suddenly tasen with cramps, and not being able to get out the city is left in total dark. ness, Get your kid gloves at Kreeogr's. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. NeW Parian tiures at Ofncer's, 174 Canal street opposite Varieties Theatre. BREVNIT IE According to the Signal iervice reports last even ing rain was reported yesterday at Cairo, Galve* ton, Indianola, Teasi; Keokuk, Leavenworth, Memphis, ht. Louis, Vickcbn.g, Shreveport and Mobile. At the last-named point the total Ia I was nearly one and a half inches. Notwithstanding the bhad weather, there was a fair atendance at Grunewald Hall last night to listen to the conrmert. The performers acquitted themselves well in every respeoot,.and the poor orphans have obtained much needed relief. The grand sacred concert at the Carondelet street Methodist Church, noder the direction of P. F. Campiglio, was quit, a success last night. The talented amateurs all performed their parts admirably, and all the arrangements were per fect. The rain fall (that shower) yesterday, between 8 a. m. and 4 p. m., was 2:44 Inohes, enough to it eod the city, and m ike the average pedestrian, whose umbrella had been loaned, spit out big cuss words, One ohap said it was dambard to own four umbrellas and int] when he went. to the hat rack that they had all been loaned during the last rain, and many were those who mental y ej culated dammital when they couldn't find their "par solt" and were compelled to go down town eloahing through the rain and mud. Gct your kid gloves at Krenger's. Road Navra's invitation to the China Palace. Mrgniflrcnt vases and jardinieres, cheap, at OfTfnr's. TiE LAnarciT' FrUNsrTr'i ESTALtsIIMgENT IN TH. HSocT.--lessrs. It. M & 1I . J. Montgomery Irav t fTr sueveral imonthes pa-t been busy rcelv ing and dlisplaying, at their magniflent i,romo rium in the Moresquiu building, large quanrti ties of furniture. sr)ll.e of which. we venture to say, is eqiual in filnish and style to any ever manufactured bIfore in this country. We stepped into the door of this inmmens furni ture housetls ycsterrd.y, and the politet anrd II .ur toous proprletors showed us tlirolugh t h,. build ing. They occdpy three floors, the upper IIors being reacheid by an loevator which they con structed riernt y for moving furniture from one part of the building to, the other. The first floor is uIsed for displaying an indiscriminate asrsortment of fird room, diningroom and office furniture, easy chairs of every descri!stlon,and, in fact, everything necessary in the way of adorning and making a house comfortable. On the second floor these gentlemen have their handsomest furniture (lisplayed. The first set that attracted our attention was a su perb ebony and gilt, upholstered in blue silk rep, with broad stripe through the centre, fig ured with vines and flower s, which have the ap pc:arance of need!e-work from a little distance. We can imagine nothing more beautiful in a parlor by gaslight than this. Here and there were distributed other most highly finished and attractive parlor sets, consisting of walnut and gilt, with brocatelle in new styles figured, raw silk new Eastlake style, walnut and gilt, with blue coteline and silver trimmings; walnut and gilt, wtih silver coteline and blue trim mings, which are remarkably beautiful. On this floor also will be found very handsome bed room sets-something to suit everybody and every taste. Their folding and asgy chairs are delightful to sit in, being exiqui4itely up holstered and highly ornamented. Now is the time to purchase furniture; there never will I,, probably, such a time again. The factories are paying such low rates for labor that it will be impossible for the poor mechanic to hold out much longer, and as soon as higher wages are demanded we may expect to see a great rise in prices. In the item of mirrors. in which this house deals largely, a glass that sold for $125 last year can be bought now for $75. Those of our readers who are desirous of mak ing satisfactory arrangements for furnishing their houses should visit this mammoth furni ture emporium, where the prices are reason able, Everything can be had from the heapest to the most elegant and stylish in the line of home comforts. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace. New majolica ware at Offner's, 174 Canal, op posite Varieties Theatre. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Bead Navra's invitation to the China Palace. fine crystal end Bohemian ,laeew tre t Of ner's. 14 Canal, opase Yaruitee s heatre. eY u rk K w . * .. A charge of petty larceny holds Famuel B. It prisoner in the Fifth. John Lonee, yesterday found a ring, which he left at the Third Freainot Station for identiUsfl The bridge at the corner of Toledano and An nunoIation streets is broken and in a dangeroug condition. John Cole was sent to the Parish Prison fim the ''hird Precinct Station in a sick and destitute condition. Ann Wagner is in the Third Station, oharl8a with the lareeny of some jewelry from 44 Chartres street. Ellen Moran, at the Instigation of . JSoran, was looked up in the Second Station-bhoase charged with the larceny of $120. The body of the man Ililler, who fell into the river from of the steamseip Chilian Satrder, was found floating yesterday at the head of Jaelt. son street. Speclal Looby yesterday arrested John Niebeol and Bill Johnson, and looked them up in Uhe Harbor Precinct btation, charging them with the robbery of $1. Just in Time. Miss Meyers, a yonng girl of nineteen, Ma $ o'olock Thereday morniog, attempted to oomit suicide by jumping into the Old Basin. Shewl, however prevented by agentleman who had bei attracted by her strange action and turned oerw to her brother who appeared upon the seen. The young lady drolined to give the sogs that prompted her to attempt the rash set. The Razor Again. At half-paat 1 o'clock at the corner of Ouste-.. house and Franklin s'reets a difficulty ooeaorss between two negro women ( nother and daughter~ Maria Dickerson and Louisa Parris, alina DaM Leg Lon, which terminated in the former cut twice on the arm and once in the breaseti a razor in the hands if bhe latter. The wolnl. woman was taken to the Charity Hospital wlhete her wounds were examined and the wound in the breast vronounond severe, though not danu e "nu. The sooused was locked up in the Foatn Precinct Htation. The row was caused by the mother ass rting her prerogative to slap her rltaghter. The daughter would not stand it, and went f, r the mother with the inevitable white. handled razor. Road Navra's invitation to the China Palase lGot your It glovo; at Kreeger's. STHU COURTS. sBperior Criminal Court. (UILTY, Grand larceny-Biohard Anderson ebage with stealing three gold watches and twoel chains. valued at $250, from F. G. Baltieb, Jim 21, 1877, was tried and found guilty. F .... MISTIUAL. False imprisonment-B. A. MeDonough. The jury 'ailing to agree, was discharged and anell trill entered. ARRAIO(NED, Forgery-L. B. Laun was arraigned on two I. diotman's for forging bills of lading, and plead to both not guilty. Remanded in default o$11r 000 bail. CO'nTINU ED. Manslaughter-Cornelius Boyle. Murder-John Gause. Seeond District Court. Succession of Antoine Alciatore opened. Third District Court. Neafle & Leovy vs. Towboat C. 0. Keyser',- 1 tervention and third opposition on the part of D. B. Woods & flo., alleging privilege for aupptlie furnished. Filed. John Connolly vs. Pat Grant.-Plaintiff, a dray man, sues defendant for $110 for hauling 0m0 obinery, etc. State ex rel. City of New Orleans vs. Alle Junmel, Auditor.-This suit is brought to compel the Auditor to warrant against the State treaUe ury for $6250, being one-half of the sum author ized to be spent by the city, on the Mayor's wan rant, for salaries of city assessors and expectse of the board of assessments. Section 86 of a1t No. 96 authorizes the expenditure of 512,500 fr salar es, clerk hire and conotingent expenses ed the board, half to be paid by the city and half by the State, on the warrant of the Mayor. Act 47s the general aporopriation aot, maket an aPP priation of $12,500, but specifies that it is ol saalaies. The Mayor warranted for for50 clerk hire and other expenses, and the Auditor refuses to audit said warrant. rhe city, asks for a mandamus to compel him to do so, a leging that section 86 of act No. 96 explains sat coutrols act No. 47. Sixth Distrlet Court. The Jeffrseon and Lake Poutohartraln Riread Company vs. City of New Orleans.-Platnti prays for an injunction and judgment against the city for $100.0,0. This is the same suit that we filed in the Fifth Distriet Court, in which It ap pears to have been dis'on'onued. United Atates I ircuit Court. N. W. Casey, receiver of the New Orleans Na tional Banking Association, Pune to enforce the payment of $600 from A. Marqucze, fawner C twenty shares in said association, and $1500, the pro rata of J. 1. Woods, who held fifty shares First DOstrict Court. RURREIDERED it i1i1 IlO.NDOMAD. Mike Leary, charged witu wounding less thle mayhem. PLEADED OcILTY. Larceny-Victor Barbere. Assault--Wm. Bnrke. MENTENCED. Laroeny-Fred Mil r one day to Parish Pris.., Get your kid gloves at Kreoger's. HOTEL ARRIVALS. HT. CHARLES HiOTEL--A J Carter O ff Dix. steanner John A Srlldder; Sir Philip E Wodchoup, Sir Henry Wirot,t M P, England; J H ogmers, Maysville, Ky; A SM Bowling N 0; Wm Robertson. F M Turner. N Y; Wm Db il lard. Cha-leston,. S r; C8: P Grigory, St Louis O C Converse Pa; J H Maury. Jacob Ma geo. .t bile; It W Greene, city; L Ames,. Jr. rnd family. Chicago; W H Jaoh. A J Faxon, J T Gibson. Mobile: H J Flint, Providence, i I; G Mandel baum. N Y. CITY HOTEL-M J Doherty. New York; F Wimberly, Joseph Finch. Mrs Rose and servant . .1 S Deford, Tennessee; Mrs S I' Chrihiow and child. Miss Mamie Donelson, Louisiana; C K Beal, Galveston ; W C Bohne New Orleans; J Ak Beard. McComb City' M d Wyly. Louislana; Miss Ida Stewart, A A Batchelor I'olnte Coupee; T F Crawford, steamer Bonnie Lee; CB Franels and daughter Burton: A S Rutherford, Colum bus; J ir McWilliams, Mississippi; J P Rodneyr. Corpus Christi; W hA Mitchel and wife, Loutlsi ana; Asa Morgan. M D, and wife. Lampassa; A Cunningham. Alabama: J W Chaplin. Justus Iose, Galveston; W J Wooto, CE Hall, city; O P Bryant. Milwaukee~: Geo Brainard. Prairieville. ST. JAMES HOTElj-Mrs T O Pupmrey, Mrs Belle Washington. Wm Washington. Miss Lucy Washinton. city; A J Clewton. L E Thomas. NewYork; A O M Dixon, Mobile ; Alfred Sharpe. New York; Conrad Moore. Cincinnati: W W Boaz. Richmond: B it Ross, Mississhppi; JI Beard, L G Layman. Memphis; Thos Murdock. Vicksburg; 1i M Lyons. Nashville; Jas D Bulli van. Pass Christian; W T bhute, Hummit, Misa; J Gerron. Albany ; A Langford, Donaldsonvili. Saml T Elliott. New York. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. RAILROAD PERS.NALS. We notice the following departures by the Mobile fast line last evening: Joseph Kohn, o Simon & Kohn. for New York; Joe Flanner, for . Pensacola; I. W. Rosenthal, for uhicago; Louis Miller and Miss Laura Miller, for New York; l. Levi, for Louisville; J. N. Cunningham, for In dianapolis: W. R. Leedy, for Macon; F. B. Exa hart, for New York. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Best plated ware at Offner's, 174 Canal. oDppO site Varieties Theatre. Get your kid gloves at Kreeger's. Mexican Matters. [St. Louis Times.] WAsEasorow. Oct. 21,-Senor Mata. the repre sentative of Diaz. has gone home. and no Mexi can Minister remains here. President Dias will send on a new man soon if he wants to keel t up friendly diplomatic intercourse. There le no immediate pros of a re tion of the Maz government, r.varettso insi stsu having Btarxantees of Desee loiig the Teasa s sn+ný to4 o. _'