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- OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW OR.LEANSL VOL 35, N R , MONDY," N VOL. II-- O. 315. NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. ,~~~~r . .. . .. ;t.I.- I. HIpt I.· 9 l •. | 4 im iHI DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. AGNOT'AUR STEAMER GONE. lnrda and Total Lose of the John F. Telle. (3rlwnD GOtv. Miss., Nov. 11.-The steamer Job;n F. Tollu caught fire at half-pPat 11. last ni ght, at this landing, and burned to the water's edge and sunk. No lives were lost. The origin of the fire Is unknown. FENNSTLVANIA ELECTIONS. MeluIl lMaority of the Dermocratle Can dldates. tIL.,LDnft1nA Nev. 11.-The oMelal count of t# roteof this ehty, cast on 'Tuesday. for btate county offlctrs, was concluded last evening. strength of both parties was polled on tbe et attorney, the total vote of all the can Ibecing 112.830, against 182,930 votes e(ast Havyes end Tilden electors last fall, wing a depre.iatlon of vote of 26,o1:1 in this alone. TheodHolal majoritiesarefor 8terrett. iubllan for judge of the Snureme Court, ;Hart, eIprbllcan, for treasurer, 5521; Pass . eAublican, for auditor gener 1, 6783; rt, Democrat. for dlstriot attorney. jo10; on, Democrat, for city controller. 1946; , ns. Deta ucrat, for coroner, 109.a. Brow aboreaptdida' fordlstrlntattorney, polled -4 votes; Welsh, labor candidate fr city con r., 3768 ] siling, labor candldate for cor R49 5. 4ho maj rlty of Votes cast for the ticket were e publlcans, and this alded ally in the defeat of the Republican b latest returns from the State show a Dem " ao majority as follows: Noyes. for Rtate surer 9so SBohell, for auditor goneral, oB99; W , for suvrumejudge, 8420. I'lgersoll and the German Mission. WA, Ill., Nov. IL-The Peoria 'all, in its this evening, says *ht the postmaster t have seen a tolegram from Secretary ted Nov. 2, offtring the German mis o. G. Ingersoll. The (.all is gener rdd as Col. Ingersoll's organ, and cer as his confidence more than any other anespaper. MOODY AND OANK Y. Crowds Go to Near Them. bM cnCESra., N. H., Nov. 11.-The Moody and snkey revival meetings are being largely at tended, such religious manifestations never be fore havinr been witnessed. Four meetings were held in Syth's Oppra House to-day at all of which Mr. Moody preached. This afternoon and evening over lowing meetings were held in Music Hall. the servios being conducted by Rev. Mr. More house. Mr. Sankey agpeared at the meetings in Bath Ball and sang his well known hymns. One of the meetings this afternoon was ex -lusively for young men. Seventy of those present asiked for pryers, and the inquiry room was full. There will be revival moeetins every evening this week, except on Saturday, and the different churches of the city will hold special services. Funeral of an Aetress. Naw YouR, Nov. 11.-The funeralof Mis. Julia Sylvester Posthaner, who has been more or less Inrimately connected with the New York stage for the past twenty years took place this after noon from St. Agnoes Church. The body was S conveyed to Calvary Cemetery for interment. 1 hto at Miller Brothers' cutlery works is es ttmated at from 145.00o to sto,ono. which is cov eVýty an insurance of $107,500. principally In LieW York. , ''] CAPITAL NOTES. THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS. Ir. Conkling Takes a Prominent Part on Civil Mervice Reform. NEw YORK. Nov. 11.-The Times' Washington special says: The Republican Senators held a caouus to-day. which continued for lve hours, and about which unusual secrecy is observed. It is known that it was mainly devoted to the consideration of the civil service policy of the President, and the course that should be pur swe by the Repubileans with referen 'e to th e ooalrmation of Exocutive appointments. There Wva avery full free and expression of opinion: all those present gave expression to their views, which enables the details of the caucus to be more surely guarded. Senator Conkling took a prominent part in the discussion, and is understood to have ad vocated the rerection of all nominations made to succeed officers whose terms have not ex pired. and against whom no charges are made. Several Senators, including Messrs. Hoar, Dawes and Christiancy, opposed Mr. Conkling's views, and advocated confirmation of all proper nominations according to the usual custom. There cs eonsiderable feeling manifested between i. Conkling and those opposed to his views, a. he was plainly given to understand that he ! not be permitted to use Republican Senatoi in an effrt to create antagonism between them and the President, merely to gratify his personal ambition and malice. Mr. Conaling's late interview. published in a New York paper, was referred to by some of the speakers, and the terms in waich he spoke of the President and some members of the Cabi net were characterlzed as unjust and impolitie. Itwas plainly shown at the caucus that Mr. Vonkling cannot carry a majority of Republi can Senators into an indiscriminate crusade against the President's nominations, and it is reasonably certain, after the demonstration of day, that some Republican Senators will not be deterred from voting for the confirmation of the New York appointments merely beo'ause ns nominated may be distcsteful to lo fo action was taken by the caucus, the pret free expression of opinion in in will serve .s well, for all practical es, as if the caucus had formally acted. Yoax. Nov. 11.-The Ileralf's Washing ton sperial says: Mr. Conkling committed the imprudence to day of getting tie Republican Senators together on the caucus. This was imprudent because it excited discussion and only widened the breach. The President was savagely attacked, but he was also viorously defended. and as a whole result is a more decid-d division than was before apparent among the Republican Senators, the Administration can count now upon the support of at least ten Republican Senators, with the probablltr of more when the test comes, and the struggle to-day undoubtedly ended advantag.couly to the President. It is quite possible that he may suffer annoy ance of various kinds, as well as more or less delay in the confirmation (,f his appointments; but the malcontents are in the minority in the Senate, and they can no longer count on half of the Democrats. The discussion in the caucus showed that the majourity of 'he Republican Senators are opposed to the Southern policy as well as to the civilse vice rules of the Prsident. The debate continued with great spirit for nearly five hours. It was primarily u:on the subject of the question of confirming some of the President's nominations for judicial and executive positions in the Southern States. but it took an extended range atd involved the en tire question of the Presidents course since his Infugration, and the lIection complications in Lousiana which resulted in his elevation to the residency. e.tor Conkling is unders'ood to hara place( emiis upon this latter point in a vigorous speech made by him to the caucus, reiterating his previou-ly expressed opinieon that he title of Mr. Hayes to the Presidency was inferior to that of Packard to the Governorship of Louisi eý4 and that the President had acted in bad fwlth with men to whom he owes his succese. He is also understood to have taken positive grounds against the civil service rule of the I P'resdent, prohibiting Federal offioeholders from taking an active part in the manaement 4 if "entions. WHE SILVER BILL. Its Oppmennts Cersaina t Cannot Pass t e Prsent Shape. the i Evarts. `'herman, Devens and Schurz of the Cabinet utterly hostile to the measure. the Presid'ent can be induced to sacrifice whatever sym athy he may have for it. A.n effortis to be made to keep the bill in the ionate Finance Committee, or, at all events, to prevent it from coming to a vote in the Senate during the extra session. If this can be accom plished it will give the Secretary of the Treas ury an opportunity to be heard on the subject tkrough the medium of his annual report. It will also give the President an opportunity to discuss the subject, and express his convictions in his annual message; itwill also give the op ponents of the measure ample time to concen trate all their influence against it, all of which may possibly result in its complete failure. Senator Morrill has an elaborate speech lre pared on the subject. It is said that he has labored a year in its preparation, and that it is the most exhaustive speech ever prepared on the silver question. He will deliver it when the hill comes before the Senate. Some Senators who do not themselve favor the bill as it passed the House, will vote for it, however, because they believe their constituents demand it. Some of these hove to effect a compromise before the bill leaves the Senate committee by striking out the free coinagse provision. Dr. Linderman, director of the mint, is of the opinion if the bill passes in its present shane depositors of silver bullion would gain the dif ference between the actual gold value of the silver contained in the dollar and the nominal or legal tender value of the latter. This would continue to be the case until prices generally should adapt themselves to the new standard. or the gold prices of silver advance to the point which would make sliver and gold dollars of equal value. The gain would probably range for sometime to come from 3; per cent, to 12' per cent. He believesthat for private parties to realize any gain whatever from the coinage of money would be clearly wrong.and especially in the case of coins having a nominal or legal ten der value greater than their bullion value. What ever gain arises from the issues of such moneys sh uld, he thinks, be realiz"d by the public treasury as representing the entire people, and until tBo price of silver should advance to a polnt which would make a silver dollar equal in value with gold dollars. It is clear that the silver dollars, if authorizý,d, should be coined and issued on account of the Treasury of the United States, and not for private parties. Internall Revenue Defalcations in Georgia. WASINoT.OcN, Nov. 11.-The investigation r made into the recent defalcation in the third internal revenue district of Georgia, shows great carelessn-se on the part of the collector in the management of his office, and it has there fore been decided to appoint a new officer, but not until the present etlrector. who is ill in bed, d recovers nufflciently to make a statement in his own defense. The followlng gentlemen are a a ieants f r the place: E.C. Wade, W. L. Clark Ceo. W. Lamar. P. L. Lamar, J. W. Turpin and a Lewis Bernkley. There are no present indiea v tions as to who will be appointed. e The Brewster-Campbell Contest. WAsHINOTON, Nov. 11.-The Brewster-Camp bell contest over the collectorshil of the Austin I Texas. district was thought to be finally settled on F iray in favor or the restoration of Mr. r Brewster: but th President yesterday stated r that ne wanted the case to lie over for a few e days longer, as he desired to gife the matter s further consideration. This, of course, has t proved a great disappointment to Mr. Brewster t a rd his friends. There seems to be no doubt, however, in the minds of those interested that Mr. Brewster will be reappointed. Charleston Collectorship. WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.-Special Agent Ayer. who was harged with investigating the affairs of the Collectors' office at the port of Charles ton. B. C., has submitted his report to the Sec retary of the Treasury. He finds that irregu larities exist relative to the general manage t meat of that portion of the bureau under the charge of Deputy Collector Rawlins The report comoletely exnnorates Collector Worth Sington, and pays him a high oompliment for the assistance he rendered him in conducting the investigation. Chicago Whisky Cases. WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.-The Secretary of the Treasury had a lengthy consultation with the AttorneyGeneral yesterday on the subject of the Chicago whisky eases, the result of which was a decision to commence suit against certain de fendants in these cases. The Attorney General will at once issue the necessary instructions to district attorneys. FOREIGN NEWS. The French Chamber of Deputies Elects Orlcers. PARIs, Nov. 11.-The Chamber of Deputies yesterday definitely rlected M. Jules Grevy President by a voteof 299 against 159 blanks. The former vice presidents and secretaries of the Chamber were re-elected. M. Caillau, Minister of Finance, announced that he would present the budget as soon as the House was finally constituted. Lord Beaconsleld's Speech. BRUSSELS. Nov. 11l.--,p Vora, the organ here of the Russian governmenrt, regards the speech of Lord Beaconsfield at the Lord Mayor's ban quet in London Friday night, as an encour agement, to T'lrksy to fight to the last ext remi ty; but it does not think that the speech nerd cause fears of other complications. WAR NOTES. BARBARISN OF THE TURKS. They Fire Upon a Flag of Truce. WASHINGTON. Nov. 11.-A private letter, just received in this city from a gentleman serving with the Russian army around Plevna, says: On the evening of the 20th of Septembetr the Rou manians sent forward a white flag bearing the red cross of G(Snva, desiring leave to bring in the dead. They were fired upon, and two offil cers and some men were killed. The dead lie in large masses on the sreep hillside just north of redoubt No. 2, and can be plainly seen from the opposite heights. A few days since the dead bodies became so swollen in the process of decomposition that they began to roll down the hill. The Turks fired a fusilade at them for flft-en minutes. thinking they were wounded soldiers who had partially recoveretd and were trying to escape. This treatment is unexampled in modern war fare. I hear that the troops of Mehemet Ali 1 Pasha asked for a truce to bury their dead. But the two battles of which I can speak from t personal knowledge, there has been no truce for f this iurpose, although it hts been demanded by the Russians, and the demand was met by bullets. Six days after the battle of September 11, I I passed along the advanced pickets in front of ltadiscus, and there I saw plainly with the naked eye the corpses of the men who had r fallen in tile Kirlows assault. not only un burried, but hauled away from the vicinity of the redoubt and dumped in a mass three or four feet deep in the sunken road. The stench of decomposition was noticeable at the distance of a mile and a half. I have every reason to believe they are still there. This portion of the ground is entirely I within the Turkish lines at Schi ka. t The odor of the unburied bodies became so t offensive two weeks after the first fight that the t Russian surgeons were endeavoring to abate it by the use of disinfectants on a grand scale. On the other hand, after the Turkish attack at Squalenitza, on the 31st of August, I rode over the field the second day, and the last of the dead t Turks, of whom nearly 1000oo were left on the e field, were then buried. The Russians were it buried apart In immense graves marked by a cross; ther Turkish graves had no marks, but otherwise there was no difference in their burial. Kars to be Defended to the Last Ex. tremity. CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 11.-Manni Pasha, sub oommandant at Kars, under date of October 28, tategraphed that he has received a letter from Gen. Louis Mll koff asking for a surrender of P the place in twenty-four hours. Upon the re- g ceipt of the communication the staff and all the officers, down to major, assembled in council a and .unanimously rejected the summons, and P resolved to defend Kars to the last extremity. i IMAINE NE 'f. NEm Yot. Nov. 11.-Arrived: Mass. from Rot terdam Sailed: Glenry., for London; State of p Louisiana, fo r Gl.gow; Joahanon; for Havre; BoH o Nov. 1.--aatoled: ava, Morthon BDhemia, for UIverpool. Rr , Nov. I1,--Saied: Lepsi gles i A TERRIBLE TALE. WARD CONFEE88E STo the Attempt to Assasslnate Thomas Devereaux. t On a Friday night in 1876, about midnight, one of the most daring and bold attempts at assa. Ssination occurred at the corner of Erato and B.a ronne streets that has been obhronicled here for h many years. Ex-Detective Thoe. Devereaux, returning home, was fired upon whilst opening the door of his dwelling by a man hidden in a a wood yard opposite, narrowly escaping death. On searching the yard the fragments of a gun were found, and clots of blood and fragments of flesh bespattered the fence. On closer inspece tion a double-barreled gun, one barrel of which e had exploded, and a human thumb were brought to light. The same night a man, who afterwards turned out to be J. W. Ward, went to the Charity e Hospital for surgical aid, with his hand lacer eted, thumb blown off and his face burned with - powder. Ward was tried for the attempt at asessination, convicted and sentenced to the Penitentiary. He Sha been in the Parish Prison since his sentence, and, notwithstanding his usual loquacity, has re mained silent as to the crime for which he was f convicted. Lately, however, he has manifested A CHANGE OF FEEI.INO, and a few days ago requested Capt. C. Cain, who ,f is in charge of the prison, the favor of some Q writing paper, and further that he be locked up in a cell to himself. This was readily granted. He did not complete the work he had to do the first day and was locked up in his separate cell a second day, and on yesterday morning sent to Mr. Thor. Deveraux, through Capt. Cain, the following terrible story of his guilt: WARD'S CONFESSION. PARain PuisoN, Nov. 10, 1877. Thos. Devereaux, Esq.: Dear ,Sir-For some time I have been serious. ly meditating making a statement to you, and through you to the publio, of the reasons by 1 which I was oontro.ed at the time I attempted to take your life. r have hesitated so long because I was loath to t oast odium upon the deaJ, but we have duties tc the living that are as sacred as any we owe to those who have passed away. Again, I am tired of this terrible load, this secret conscionsness of guilt which, like the rabbit concealed by the SSpartan boy, seems to be tearing away my vi tals. The Spartan boy concealed his agony--I lay mine bare to the world. Perhaps mental suffering is less endurable than physical, and it may be that I, a msn, have not the same strength as had that little boy of Sparta. Home time early in the year 1875 I came to New Orleans. Having known Mr. Harris for a ndmber of years, and hearing that he was a prominent detective, I sought and easly found him. One evening at his house, in conversation with him, he informed me that one A. F. Wild, a United States detective, was in New Orleans from Washington City, and was very seriously inter. fering with his (Harris') business, and suggest e I that I should give Wild a good whipping, which I, for certain considerallons, agreed to do, and did. In your statement published in the New Or leans DEMOCRAT, Sunday, Nov. 4, you allege that I stabbed Wild and then threw him into the riv r. The only weapons I nsed on Wild were the pair furnished me by nature, one of which I lost in my7attenLpt upon your life, made February 25, 6. For my assault upon Wild I was arrested and held to bail. Bail was furnished. It was then, if I mistake not, that the real cause of trouble comimenced between yourself, Harris and me. I was informed that you were earnestly ;t work trying to get the grand jury of St. Bernard par ish to indict me. You succeeded. I was indicted with Harris as an acessory, and lot what had been a case of simple assault had, by your skill ful manipulations and your untiring detective zeal, grown into the fearful proportions of a cap ital crime, to wit: laying in wait, etc. I was re arrested, thrown into a dismal cell, where I lay many a weary day and hour, hoping and plan ning revenge. Finally I was free again. Of course I went to see Harris, who used every inducement and ev ery appeal to my passions to create withm me a desire to take your life. The soil was partially prepared by your un warranted interference in my affairs. You, who were an entire stranger to me-you, to whom I had never said an unkind word nor to ward whom I had ever had an unkind thought had schemed, planned and plotted, through the medium of the courts, to make me end my life m ignominy upon the scaffold, and thus you attempted to use my life as a stepping-stone to reach your enemy Harris. You prepared the soil, Harris planted the seed and matured the crop; what began as a farce was likely to end in a tragedy. Could I succeed in taking your life I was promised the protection of the then "all power ful whisky ring," whom, Harris represented to me, were anxious to put a quietus on your tire less energy, and to crush out of existence your detective skill. I was promised five hundred doilars (8500) in money and all of my expen-es incurred in the undertaking, lawyers to defend me, witnesses to swear for me and juries organ. iz d to acquit me should I unfortunately be arrested, and Any other things equally dasira ble. With my passions inflamed to the utmost against you by my long imprisonment, which i was artfully led to believe was caused entirely by you, and with my fears designedly intensified by Harris that in some way you would contrive to force me into trial upon the Wild case, and that my life would be in danger should you succeed, added to the liberal promises of money and sure protection made me, I consented to do the deed. My first attempt failed from dampness of the caps on the gun. My second attempt failed (thank God) through an overcharge of powder, which caused the gun to explode in my hand, tearing off my thumb and larcerating my hand so fearfully that amputation became necessary. I can only add in conclusion that since my im. prisonment I have had ample time to deliberate upon the enormity of the crime I attempted and to learn to thank our ever merciful Father that I failed, and though I am maimed for life by the loss of hand and wrist, and have been sentenced to two years' imprisonment, I do not think my punishment has been excessive. Oh, could I obliterate by any act of mine the insane attempt upon your life, I would not grudge to give my remaining arm and two years' additional impris onment. Do not, Mr. Devereaux, suppose I write you this because I desire or expect favor at your hande. I neither deservenor hop3 for any. I write this statement simply because this damna- b ble secret which seems to be crushing out my d very existence will out, and that you who are a e brave and gallant gentleman, deserve to know t the truth from me who so basely and ornelly at tempted to rob tou of your life. i In conclusion, I hope you will live a long,happy and prosperous life. and that you will try and think less harshly of me as I pace my weary cell. Think of me as one who, though he did 3ou a grievous wrong, yet made you all the reparation in his power. Respectfully, J. W. W.RD. THE ST. JAMES. Gen. Smedes Entertains the Press at a Superb Dinner. Yesterday we were one of a select party that partook of the hospitality of Gen. Smedes, the genial host of the St. James. The occasion was a dinner to the gentlemen of the New Orleans press, and it was a repast senmptuous and elegant in all its details. Seldom has it been our good fortune to partake of one more superb and com plete in all its details, and we are quite sure that we have never seen a profuse and bounteous hoe pitality dispensed by a more genial and delight ti host. fv elf was :na rrea s OYiqD On during the war was carried by the General near. ly all over the Oonfederaoy, and yet there was left enough of it to set out atable for some twenty. five gueste yesterday. The glaseware was in keep. ing-the very finest out glass, and the viands and wines that were administered in them were entirely worthy of the service. In proof whereof we submit the MNzU. Green Turtle. Paree of Barley-a Ia Oream. Boiled Gray Gronper-Oyster BSaoe. Broiled Teal Ducke--Celery. Roset Wild Turkey-Ourrant Jelly. Ribs of Beef. Loin of Mutton. Escalloped Oysters. Tenderloin of Trout, Tartar BSauce. Stewed Tomatoes. Asparagus. Mashed Potatoes. Btewed 'Turnips. Cauliflower. Lemon Pie. Green Apple Pie. Vanilla Ice Cream. WINES. Ohateau Lafitte. Rhoderer. Dry Verzenay. Coffee and Cigars. This b li of fare was the same served at the public table, except, of course, t'e wines, and the handsome cards which were placed on each plate were the same used in the dining room. At the conclusion Mr. Bigney, on behalf of the press, drank an eloquent sentiment to the host, who responded in his own behalf. In responding, Gen. Bmedes recalled many happy reminisoenses of his past connection with the St. James, and stated that in the future he intended to make it the finest hotel ever seen in the South. We can but say of so irreproachable a host, God speed him in his aspiration. AT NEW ORLEANS RIFLE PARK. RIPLE SEOOTING AT LONG RANGE BETWEEN MILITARY COMMANDS. The Press Contest. Yesterday was a gala one at the New Orleans Rifle Park, the attendance being larger than has been seen at our rifle butte foreome months past. As early as 10 o'clock the vlsitors began to ar. rive, and before noon the grounds were crowded with people. The occasion which brought out such a gathereLg war the sich prizes offered to marksmen, as well as the public curiosity aroused to witness the brilliant display of skfill on the part of the members of the press. The day was a cola one, and the wind blew directly in the faces of the shooters, making large scores difficult. Among the military organizations present were representatives of the Mitchell Rifes, Continental Guards, Louisiana Field Artillery, Washington Artillery, Orleans Artillery, Crescent Rifles and a delegation from the Second Regiment Louisiana, State Militia The following is the result of the shooting: MILITARY COMPANIES. C. A. Thiel, Lieutenant, ontinental Onuards, first prize; J. P. Roche, litohell Bifes, second; E. A. Shields, Contnental Guards, third. TWO HUNDREDn YaRDS--Orr-HAND. A. Wattenhoffer, first prize; Col. E. Borland, Jr., second; M. Winteler third- B. H. King, fourth; 0. Kressner, fifth; E. G. Weno k, sixth. FIVE HUNDRED YARDH BEST --PEOIAL PRIZE. A. C. Smith. FIVE HUNDRED YARDS-OFF-HAND. J. H. Harte first prize; A. O. Smith, second; Geo. Miller, third; A. Wattenhoffer, fourth; O. Kressner, fif:h; M. Winteler, sixth. FIVE HUNDRED YARDS REST. Wm. Arms, first prize; C. Kressner, scoond; Dr. O. Bearu, third; Wm. Pierce, fourth; Bogart Shall, fifth; R. Maloney, sixth. ONE THOUSAND YARDR REST. Wm. Arms, first prize; H. M. Bradford, second; C. Kressner, third; H. H. Haskins, fourth; Chasu. Brown, fifth. MEMBERS OF THE PRESS. Sportsman-M. Goodwin, 24, first prize. Times-H. Guey Carleton, 23 second prize. Bee-0. J. Schmutz, 21, third prize. Democrat-C. E. Whitney, 18. Democrat-H. H. Baker, 18. Democrat-Paul T. Waterman, 17. Democrat-Oapt. John Augustin, 13. Sportsman- W. L. Frost, 18. City Item-Ohas. Donnaud, 17. German Gazette--8. Sibilsky, 14. Times-Al. Donnaud, 12. When the last contest was about to come off it was not unheralded. Horns were blown, sky rockets sent up and other signals of warning Riven to the inhabitants of the neighborhood Immediately in the rear of the target, some two miles distant on the lake shore, live many negro squatters. The news of the press match had reached them, and early in the morning the chil dren and women were removed to a place of safety. The markers at the butte, in order to make themselves secure, scrambled up and HID BEHIND THE BULL'S EYES, that being consilered the safest place. Cattle were driven in for miles around, and even the turkey Duzzards sailed slowly off toward the west. When the first knight of the quill took his po sition to fire the members of the rifle club with drew behind an embankment, leaving Maj. Ship ley, who was scoring, to face the danger alone. A report was heard; a young man was found lying senseless on his back, and all he could say after the application of restoratives, was: "Which boiler bust? Gimme a list of the passengers?" Another member of the press, becoming dis gusted at the conduct of the scorer in refusing to mark his bull's eyes, waited until the marker came out of the battery to take a drink, and at 929 yards laid him out. The day was a delightful one, the courtesies of the New Orleans RBie Club as generous and free handed as they have ever been, and the event one long to be remembered. AT FROGMOOR. Yesterday the attendance at the Crescent City Bifle Club grounds was not as large as usual. The contest of the day was for a gold military badge, with military rifles. Owing to the in ducements cffered by the New Orleans Club the entries were not many. The day was cold and bleak acd the wind brisk. The prize was won by Mr. J. W. Daner, of Lon isiana Field Artillery, Battery B. The following are the leading scores: TWO HUNDRED YARDS. J. W. Dauer ....... ..........5 2 5 4 5-21 B. S. Eeathers........... ....5 4 5 4 3-21 Ferd'Cook .........................4 3 3 0 4-14 SINKING OF THE CAMELIA. Steam Engines Pump Her Out and She Again Floats. Saturday evening the steamer Camelia put into the New canal at the New Lake, having sprung a leak and sunk to a depth of five feet. The pas sengers who had boarded her for the purpose of being conveyed across the lake were forced to abandon her and returned to town. The crew remained aboard all Saturday night until an early hour Sunday morning working the pumps, but with little success. At 5 o'clock Sunday the agent of the boat, C. M. Soria, was notified of the disaster. He im mediately called on the chief of the fire depart ment, who furnished him with two steam en. gines. The two. steamrs 5 and 1 Washintn 220. They sat' schooner, ad ia few hhors after scene they CarO hu, and CIGAR MAKERS' STRIKE. A ROUSING MEETING YESTERDAY- FIFTEEN HUNDRED PRESENT. A Confab With the Manufaeturers-Delay Asked and Granted-The Associa tion will "stick It Out." The most important and by far the largest attended meeting of the striking olgar makers was held at the Globe Hall, opposite Congo Square, yesterday, lasting for several hours. At 11 e'olook about fifteen hundred of the strikers had gathered in and about the ball, and at that hour Mr. Henry Fesar took the chair and CALLED THE METI(NG TO ORDER, when Mr. Hernandez, the secretary, read the -innPn at eks w anna m &&ne. Mr. Osballoro, chairman of the committee of fifty, presented his report, which was read first in the 'Spanish and then in the French and English languages, as follows: I, the undersigned, chairman of the committee of hfty, have the honor to submit you the fol lowing report: Cigar manufacturers in favor of paying the prices of the strikers if the others agree-M. Oss tillo, M. Garcia, Ohs. Garcia, N. Miranda, Ursin Dellande, M. Adam, Herman, U. Latont. J. Vents, F. Rendalas, Albert Harris, J. Espinnche, 0. F. Grampre, J. Menendez, 0. Those, A. J. Lr pez, A. Azaretto, T. Burner, F. Ayala, V. La. vigne, A. Prietto, A. . . tit. Gem, 0. Ferrerar. F. H. Miranda, T. Suarez & Co., 8. Hernsheim, T. Fatjo, M. Bergo, E. Tirrohamps. Cigar manufacturers against the strikers' pricese--iquelme, P. Perez, Justiniani, B. Vegas, J. L. OCatzens, F. Esters, J. M. Greevy, 0. Nedit, L. Bordse. Names of olgar makers AGAINST THE STRIKE: Peter Wagner, Felix Mathieu, Populs, A. Jean, Joe Gautier, P. St. Cyr, D. Mestre E. Moret, SBeldeneticker, J. B. Joseph, Geo. d. Wuenzel, Henry Fink, C. Laize, P. Metoyer, J. Belliaer, L. Magloire, Theodore H. Desergent, L. Fortier, Denis, Mosara, Big Charley, Bodolphe Pedon ger, Cha. Blades, J. Paturel, O. Patarel, Victor Hubert, A. J. Pajaud, Maurice, J. Tervalon, Joe. Lamane, Armand Bayem. The president read the list of prices given by Mr. Castillo, and said that the permanent comn mitte aodept auch prices, provided the assocla tion will agree to them. Mr. Magee, a cigar manufaoturer, said that all the manufacturers will give their prices, urging the necessity of the men to be put to work. He said that the manufacturers must organize them. selves and agree about the prices. Mr. Vargas oblected to this. Mr. BRluelme said that he did not know any thing about the prices, and that he never refused to pay the prices; that the report given by the newspapers was untrue. Messrs. Hernsheim & Bro. asked the association to wait until the day after to-morrow to aesemble themselves and agree to the prices. Mr. Magi objected, and said to give the prices directly beoause the men had to go to work. At this time the manufacturers, some fifteen of whom had been present, RETIBED FOR CONSULTATION among themselves to an adjoining room. On motion then a finance committee was ap pointed, as was also a committee on CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWs. Mr. Bowen, one of the cigar makers and a very intelligent gentleman, remarked that the association should also fix the price of " mould" cigars. He said the moulds were ueed by many of the manufaoturers in the city, and Germans generally were employed to work them. The price for the mould work he thought should be fied, and he, therefore, moved that when the manufacturers gave their views the association should inform them of this fact, fix the prices, and STICK IT OUT. Carried. The motion was amended to appoint a com mittee of seven to fix the price of mould work. A recess of half an hour was then taken, dur ing which a large number of cigar makers came forward and SIGNED THE AGREEMENT to become members of the association and abide by the constitution and by-laws. When the meeting was called to order again, Mr. Oastillo, a manufacturer, addressed the as sociation, announcing that he would do as the other manufacturers did in regard to prices. Mr. Anselmo Hernandez moved that no cigar maker resume work unless all of the manufac turers agree to, at least, the prices offered by Mr. Cas illo. Carried. Mr. Ayarra moved, as an amendment, that the Association stick to its own prices, and not accept any reduction. Carried. The MANUFACTURERS THEN APPEARED, and took seats on the platform, and through the chairman announced that they had come to the conclusion that there were too few of the manufacturers at their meeting to take any definite action. They would, therefore, ask that the association wait until Tuesday evening for their reply, as they could in the meantime have a meeting of all the manufacturerr. It was then moved that the association grant the time, and that in the meantime the chairman of the visiting committees visit all the factories and see that no cigar makers work at prices under those ESTABLISHED BY THE UNION. Carried. Mr. Bowen then addressing the manufacturers, through the presiding ofioer, pledged the sup port of the association to the manufacturers to suppress the "contraband" work if the manufac turere would pay them a living rate. He said the "cohtraband" work enabled some of the smaller manufacturers to undersell the majority by at least firteen per cent in some brands, and what h veanted was living prices, when the association could and would place the majority of the manu facturers in possession of every fact that would Man to the discovery of the contraband work and its final suppression. He insisted that the association would stick to the figures made, as it was but a fair rate, and said that at the late rates paid some could not make over FORTY CENTS A DAY, which they could not live upon. All they asked now was a fair living rate of prices. One of the manufacturers present addressed the association at some length, coinciding with the views expressed. On motion the committee on constitu'ion and by-laws was instructed to prepare the same in SPANISH, FRENCH AND ENGLISH, and to report on Wednesday night, t a which time the meeting adjourned. A COLLISION. Three Lives Lost, and an Order from the Chief of Police. At 9 o'clock Saturday night an accident occurred on the river, opposite Wall plantation, thin side of Carrollton, by which three men lost their lives. It was the running down of the lugger Fortuna by the steamboat Era No. 10. The crew of the lugger, which consisted of Ino. Bell, Tony Mar sone and Antonio Porretto, were drowned. The logger was bound for this city, having on board a cargo of oranges. The Era No. 10 came along and the lagger traveling without light was not seen by the pilot of the steamboat, and hence the accident. It is alleged that there was a man named Boutine Corte, who was piloting the lugger at the time of the accident, and who was thrown over board by the collision, but was rescued from drowning by the crew of the Bra No. 10, who dis covered him in the river clinging to a plank. It was mpposed that the schooner had gone down near the int where the collisoes had taken tsat eventaing she was fout ame milss . Stsaghterhonae, wmP beeon bythe current. C ** ***a *.tom olo Porretto. The body war immedlately taken ashore, and sent to hfs late residenoe, o. 1O6 Poydras street, and the Coroner notified. d:ome gentleman called on the Chief of Polle,. ` and stated that the three men drowned had ooln-. - siderable money about their persons. On this information the Chief telegrf hed to the different tations along the river front, to the pifect that when the bodies were found to detain the partie finding them. BRUVITIEw. A certain newspaper man at the shooting matchb yesterday made an impossible thirteen out of a. possible goose egg, whloh was very well, beating another confrere who made a possible twelv. out of an altogether absurdly imaginable twenti five. CITY ECHOES. Jno. Edwin, for the larceny of a chicken, was lodged in the Central Station. For the larceny of $5 Joe Smith was immred. in the Fifth Station. For assault sad battery with intent to kill Ahar Hagan, Jno. Williams was lodged In the Third Station. J. Katofel, alias Murphy, was made a pris.eer at the corner of Conti and Borgundy streets, and - lodged in the Third Station, charged with assault ing and bribing an officer. Edward O'Hsra wsu mmured in the Central Station, charged by Adolph lhrkbeinar, from oin formation received, with having assaulted the driver of car No. 41 Tohoupitonls street line. Theo. Alberteon spent the best pert of Sunday in the Central Station, on a charge of oontemp. of court, to-wit: fatling to appear to prosecute a party whom he had charged with robbery. James Donovan, a youth of 19 summers, was lodged in the Central station charged by Officer J. W. bttele, from information received with, having laroenled a watch from No. 288 I'ets r street. At 10'cltek yesterday morning a fire. casoed by the heat from a stove pipe, broke out in the root of a houte on Front street, between Jefers son and Leonidas. The property wtich was be capied as a shoe store by F. s.l, was a.o slightly damaged. Henry Radicer, aged nine years, sussalta _ Thomas Kelly's son with a rock, and Kelly k.ek Rtadioer and whaled him. Radioer we* arrested and lodged in the Second Precinct Sa s, obhrged with assaulting Kelly's son with a gh e. Mrs. tadicer then tooka hand in the Aght, sm had Kelly pulled and lodged in the same tat4on, charged with assault and battery on her dan. Henry. A FPlgt in a shy Nelghborl.d. - Between 10 and 11 o'clock last night at the house No. 48 Basin street, a difficulty 40ok place between a man whose name ia Durell aadose Hanny Dally} which terminated in Daily kickLng Duren in the face just above the right eye, In. ltating an ugly wouad. Not satified withl ths he drew his revolver and would no doubt iave taken a human beip's life had not offlerk D .ue van seized hold of him and wrenched the pf~t4 from his grasp. At this stageof the fight, when Daily seems to' have proven himself if not the beet man the best bully, Officer Fitzgerald appeared upon the soad" and made Daily a prlsoner. The injured party declined to prosecute as he did not wi.h to have his name in the papers. O wPlr Fltzgerald left the bouse for the purpse of ge- . ting assistanoe to take the gang in but on hie re turn they had skipped. Affidavits will in all probability be made to-day. AIMUSERNTU. Varleties Theatre. The handsome success of the "Two Orphans," s plsayed by O i laston,'s dramatlie ompsa,.,, cunlminated lst evening before a splendid an diene. We takeplemsure again in oompnime ng Miss Claxton or the artitic manner in whi li she impersonates the role of Louise the blilnd girl, a very tryin character, wbhih she oas wrought into prom e by her intellgeneme asd commendable display of intensity of feeing, iad. made it the leading role of the drama. for t be remembered that at best Louise is a Juveeim part, which the dramatist, although ppreead its fall value and efectivenes,r o h ly to make the oentral gaure of hi. play, ZLa Miss Ilian Oleves Clark Miss Claxton has found a worthy emulator. We were surprised reeently unon being Informed that this lady had been oa. the stage a little over a twelvemouth (we think we are not mistaken in saying that many of our playgoers will be quite as suarprised when they learn the fact), and that this is the first in. portant part that has ever been entrusted to her. Under the circumstances we are satisfied we are not far from the troth when we asert L Miss Clark, at this rate of progress, is destined It, the future to hold a distinguiehed position aothe American stage. Evidently bhe acts by impgulse and possesses a native power of identifying bert sell with the delicate and hbghly dramatle charse-. ter of Ilenriette, which never flags, yet astonish ing to say, notwithstanding the characteristics of her nature, she defies that always to be dreaded critical expression "exaggeration." Miss Clark is besides an educated lady, for none else ea read English with the purity which she evidences. nightly. Mis Clark is handsome besides-. nother element of success. We hope these ladies will forgive ur for our tardy compliments, only partially expressed at that, but we have been deceived by so many claimants to distinction, who were not deern of common prase even, that we have chosen to be reserved until we could speak without fear of making a mistake. We do not forget Miss Rogers, whose La t-o chard is a piee of ac ting marked with that nat- . urel (like Miss Clark) belonging to the sterling French schoolr f coed y There is another mem ber of the company, Mr. Stephenson, who, besides being talented, is the happy possessor of a graceful physique and a stage presence that would create the envy of many a noted actor. There is nothing part~ c .. larly bad eitherin hies reading or his acting, but we infinoitely prefer him as Piere, as compared with the Chevalier. We will have the oppor tunity to-night of judging of his abilities in the modern drama, watch is in all probability bhis forte. That he is becomming and conscientious we are already satisfied of. En passant, we may note that the lady who personasted Siuter erereiere in the "Two Orphans" deserves credit for her efforts. To-night "Conscience," Miss Claxton's new play, will be presented, with this lady in the leading role. "Fron-Frou" is billed for Thure day. St. Charles Theatre. The first performance or the German Military Band at the it. Charles last evening was received most enthusiastically by an audience, among which we noticed many of our profesional and amateur musicians. The programme, which is too long to rehearse in detail, was brilliant anud charming, and was performed with remarkable ability, tate and correctness. The closing "Battle Put Pourri" is a grand melange of some of the most beoutiful aNir of the German operatio and patriotic re pertoire, executed with an ensemble which we doubt, bas ever been equaled in this country, it we except our old Opera House or chestra. We take special pleasure in reom mending to our readers the performances of Mr. R. Genert on the cornet, of which we can only say that they are equisaite, and our reason for not speaking of them at greater length is that it takee an artist de la parlie to be enabled to do justice to his accomplishments. THE CHAMBER OF COMMEUCE. The meeting of the Chamber of i ommerce thi' reovening should be larely attended. We unoder stand questions of importance to the commere f thecitywillbe considered. Welearathat iL i the desire of many of our business men to hear Capt. Eade views on the subject of the Misal sippi leves, snd thati he -yill bq invited toad dressr the Chamber sat the .bloee of the regular business. One of our friends of. theBee has losta pe Drrot. fortheretwrnof which 510 fIll be E id Sthe fine, siW thoan its value. See the