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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT,.
THE ,,,, NEOFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANB. VOL. II---NO. 322. NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. _ l n• mm ml nlm lm I I n m unm mi lI a n n u l DOMESTI(C INTELLIGENCE. TH R1PUBICAAN CAItCUI MATUIRDAY. the AntI.Adminlntratlonlsts Dlnsatlstlcd -Early Adjournment -Proponed in structlons to the Eleetons Comnmittee. New Yone, Nov. 1H.-The lii.nd r's WahtIng ton sD.eciaIl ways of th li flepublican ca(oUcIs yes. terday, that the sover al members of ithn conl llttesn roelated what each had sald to the PresI cent, and what the 'rethldent had sahl In reply. The burden of thelr report was that the l'ro l do1tt had the good of the party at thart, and had undertaken to build up the part y In I hfe outh erU Btato, and that Iho dt!fTirni'o of opinlon hI tweon Benators and thie President was antl honett and a natural one. The most the commlitteoo nuld say wat that they hoped and hbllovcd thllat herntaflr thornlo would B ono more nollnlationlto ihporhtint omees of objoet lonhito I)nmocriltc. Bome of the speakers roretted that the Prol dent labored uu'ler ln evhlont hatlluinati.on ui t the exp(ltel oiffToct of l HMoll(t horn polIcly. ie Wais ltneore, thley thought, but Iihgulldod itt hijudginnt. le0 caueius anompllished fnothing dollnlte. and adjourned to liot aotarin. A good manuy nuggies r 1un wornolltTnrd, ltil. none worn nc.ted upon. Among tIho.nte wits the propositlon to Instruto the uxne.lutlive cotll itntee to Invc.tigatn IJthorughly (vo'ry fact rarltneI in conntoltn wit tlhe aileso of the con teted Loulslana .onaltorehip, anid onl Hernntir. I( outhernnlt Is alid tol have said th at. Ith Who'e quet Ion milght be riengatid Itol h Ht Mtate to be undou., anld lllow oflt a new eoltonl of sknatorc by the hLglsllatur, as that, body Is nw co l!tituted. SThe session was not satisfaclory It the a i( nents of the Adiml ilstl ratlio. They do n101t. aiY Stronger, and t lid r lllan Is now I. t oirrot i early adjournmenllt of (iongr ei and ko- p hai the nominations ohey dislikol untIl the miot llng of the regular is.llon. and ilsoMJ to kl'elp lil I they can the lutilsliant and Mouth Carolina Benators. The Tiolo's aspncial Iays thrln was sotnm ion oersatlon abholt then pulllthll itlln of Ili irlcioitl ingt of the tsct cnuotis. a.illl t Ito' Menatr.i r wroio sDorltally eatutlonetl it reveal nothii ng thlit triansH ired in caucus to-dtly. TOTAl DMETTIIUCTION BY FIRE OF TIlE DISPATIOH Wl1ll,Dl.l1 AT PITTMBURI. Loss and Insurance U.nknown--Immledl at.c Resumption of Publitcation -Drunken Foolhardinesa. Pr.trrnoiuo. Nov S.--Fire was dimsovred in the rear of thl Disiipatch bullldin . a IJve-etory Structure on Fifth Avonueit, inll Ihtie I(iinss tart. of the city, at :I o'ilock this ntorniltng. Atn alarm was imlloedlaltly soundedll. and the firl' douart ýlept responditd r p'nptly. lut before a streanl aud been turned ul.nl Ithl thl n ilaoles htlid "ommun lo ted by timeans of stlars andl olovator to the third, fourth antd flfth floors . and Isfor Sgeneralalarmw ws. , -ani, callingu t ittoenttire department to |thhe sone. l hel Iteri.ors of thie iourth and fifth floors wore like sh'thdlng fur The firemen fought manfully igalnst the fury of the ilettnit aitit t t o'clock had It under cont rol.,onti lingthe lIrn aIn at i t lmot.ll the los wtithlin the four walls of the ispilclllhi 3litllding. The exact origin cannot, as yet te dotirmined. but the supIpo lton is Il I that It w the work of an nOendiary. Thle Iispatch oucuteed the collar r its engine room. tIe first aind third floors or it counting, reportorlial and ptress omlees, and the fourth and fifth for conposing rooms: Se second floor beinig used bIy the order of Rod men for a lodge room. The entire inside of the building with Its eon trta wero destroyed b tlro anid water, leavlng, nly the walls. The fronts are oracked and rdy to fall. Can give no setlnialet of the amount of the I.es yet. So nsidorabloe exclttment was oecnaionld afler h ref b a drunken Idiot, who ascended the ades and cralwld out on a looise projeti Ion r Fifth Avenue. thore tot.trlng antd dagger on the very bIrlink of otornilty, at Iotst one dlreo feet alltovo the ground, until rescuod a fireman. he daily tapers of Plttshurg Sympathlze eoly in tIltº Ioss of their contomporary. and red aid in vari ii forms. Jvailing themcel of the olffr of the Learl Stypi and the A'n/,ilng T'Ilrpuaulph's iflih.u, Ihti etch wtll be Issued to-morrow, and will coln ie n this way until more permanent ar mtents can be oleh'ted. Se Chicago Whisky Ring Cases. 'Ao. Nov. l5.-Judge Blodgett. in the _jdlt.ti States District Court yesterdaly, heard Te cnt on the demurrer to the annexed an Tr ad-pf the two promin-nt members of the o. e t batch of whisky conspirators, IRolio. lhil subjq. Co.. and Ford. Oliver & t o. ihe Dl)s torney held that even though an agroe -r* ani Immunity had been made by the gov " ti with the defendants, it was no defense tresent prosecution. It was within the WASalIrO provinen of the Exeeuttlv Depart orn[,ýjthe governmant to determiln when a uld be granted, antI upitn what vernment had letermined that the de Swere not entitled to it pardon, and -. the cases were bing prosecuted with lof tiiwst rigor. e lO.impliice gained by turning States' cvi lhe , o as right to have his case,' continued ýolva .ugh to make application to the gov ' i for a pardon, and in no instance had t stopled a ciset becauso a tpromise of Swas not kept. IthI BJodgett said, that if any promise of ' lty has mheen nade, it ought to be car t, otherwise it would be a fraud on the ali yv. He wouldt. therefore, entertain the ,end overrule lthe demurrer. WS+ wll corne up to-morrow, when the Dis _,.a ittorney will file At reillication denyingi ,n . iny such agreements were made as claimedi defendants. and also that they did not out their part of the agreement, and r1.not included in the agreement. By this of the court it is held that the second of whisky men will secure a release from obligations to the government. ean Marauders In Texas-Steps Taken for Their Capture. . A. ANTONxO. Nov. is.-It is now quite certain that the Mexican Indians have crossed the bor der line for the puu pose of robbery, for a con iderable numberof these marauders were seen Friday evening at a point not twelve miles from Fredericlksburg. The party succeeded in stealing a number of horses, the property of a citizen in that neigh borhood, and t hey rode off with their booty with out meeting any opposition. From a dispatch received here to-day it is be lieved ttat these Indians are moving westward, and the citizens have already gone in pursuit. The military authorities have also been notified of the presence of the Indian horse thieves on American soil, and arel taking steps to capture them. This is the only party of Mexicans heard of as yet on this side of the line, and it is sup posed other gangs will be heard of at other ni(n( Wife Murder in Church, PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 18.-At noon to-day shortly before the conclusion of the sfrv-i~es at St. Luke's M. E. Chapel on Lonlbard streiet the congregation were terribly startled by th re port of a pistol and the sudden falling to the floor of a woman, who had been seat-d in one of the pews. It was ascertained that the shot was fired by a man named Alex Sayres, residing at 614 South Fitteenth street and that his victim was his wife, from whom he has been separated for the last two years. b He had entered the church during the ser vices. and seating himself in the pew running behind his wife. shot her in the back, inflicting a probably mi rtal wound. Mrs. Sayres was re moved to the Pennsylvania Hospital. where she now lies in a critical condition. It is said that Mr. Sayres had never made allny threats against his wife, and his act to-day is totally unex plained. No Drinks in New York on Sunday. NEW YORK. Nov. 18.-The excise law has been more generally observed in this city to-day than on any Sunday for years past. Bairrooms and nearny all the principal hotels were kept .elose l day, and no liquor was to be obtained exet in a few saloons, the proprietors of whih tonk the chances of being arrested. The trial of the hotel keepers who have been indicted for selling liquor on election day will, tit s expected, commence next week. 1walpeets of the usamaptlem epeal MWIl satery TaeteLs '!y Nov. lae-, Te indiatious now W R t.M on eas igmruea 1ill tiro now pnnlinlg, artd othlrs will tproblt-ly br intrroduesnd. on ll of which It In thought the, ay's and ntayos will Ihs' drlsmnatndd. hould Isil list b1) ionI , it Will c!oInlum ,n tronsl si'rabld tlmo. (hIn. EwI:in. who has t.ho hill In ehara,. .tnor 5a 5'llntvIlSa of lh 1 H1ou0s. nxprotsnr h !hIo otlol s lln thatl ti hill will t L ,A4 by fronl 1i to 2o nilmjitlt y. TIho fat., of the mahorbitr In tI.lho lnit~.in is un ont'rtaitn. It* tponlnuts say it will faill, whili thoso, who slipnsort, it .aly I Iiort, Isn 5n doulult, of Ilt PIasllkHi' by lilt ho(tly. " lath" ti Troulble. WAstVIfrroIToN. Nov. I). --Tlihe lrroosli of Wil lardl's iotfnl was tho i'(IIsI this aftorlslioon of sno altiroiastion bestwseen (lo0. Alfretd 'TownslInd. t li wall knownl journalist. ad , i'. I'IIr .oks ftor iiilrly editor of tho Naltironlal f'pjlssiita, 44f this 'Ity, inni ait irisout, 'lark of tIss Intd Sllitats Utrouit, and ilistriot (ourlsts in FIirihl, In Ihis loursis of whlith ilreosks st.ruik ''Towa'lnoid li Ith fhu'nn. Thoi diflleiulty arosl'e t hroullh a nows ipir 'artls-li wrItiton by Townsolnd. Ia wIihilt ho hitd mad Homo ll Atltl(mUIniit doIrogatollssry tol Blroo ks. Memorial Tablet to the Late BIlhop James. Nisrw Yonsils. Nov. I4.--A momsorial tablhtt to its, memllory of Ililshou Inani,' wis uinvoilodl tisll mnrn linlg iit thol Johln Ht r'lt, M'it.l41dis4.t, Ellisd.eqpll (hul irh l by his ssHIIsiossor. BIishlop HM'tt.. IishIIl)p of thi hsll urO'h. Tho ,hur ich Ws t orowdisd with islinohtators'. misny o'(slsIning front ll ot town, anii tI h nii'vlil'ris Worio vry Ivripl'lr.ssivl. AsiirT4ss' W('or dliv-ll sored sr lishtois Him osn, liarl'risH id Ad irlr-wi. si(id biy Ilir. Issilu, of iishiil ilotn, I i1il1., and i i '. Chiinpnill, it llIrooklyn. A Drlunkard's ('rime. lItENAN5i5AI1. 1'P .. Nov. 1..--Li1i., ' viIsin Iit main iisndl l I'tlriok lironanl, while UIdl si tl' lho ihllthiitio o ]iqjiuor. sstasiss' willh i poskot knife Mr. Mattlhews iandi his i wif l lusd 1lirsis' ioni-is law, (Ihorgo Issllly. Mrs. ldltthliws will psrob tibly dil. 'Thn wountds of lith othllrs( iO hI loss s(1s'rous, antd lthy uare expe'i''t d lto rocovnir. Brllerlnnn wias artr',Htod anlid ifinmitielld to jail this eveollllg. A New Life Insurance Enterprise. New Yoax Nov. 1H.-The'r wi. a it ltrUg al ttsndant lico tl. Iho lrnl lnotl of Ihs l hwliss rsisIlntlis of ti cllty whishl was hold ymstsrday to on-is sidor the tXfstlissioney or forling ai brailneil in this sity of this WlViikbril h Htisliong. which is i M ituial I.1Io Lislrtiuraces (Conlllpalny s.stil )hlslotd In Walhinis on this year sundi r ih" siuper vision of Illte wliss of tiho North Anmerian Con tinent. Thri( 4w1iH Consuil (lnorli wais lril'rsnt, andt exi siisiud ith' 1 pihn sof ,thui riloln ltny iisii ursisrsl t1, Imlnprtunco of ithe wiss rnsI'oiiutii In NoW York takinli itirtin ih(n mtrnitsr and forming iI lsc!-tii llIIie . It was diiillt'i to foraii1si sui.] I s'(1sllln i4s Soion ai tiso Iie' 4ssai'y i linbor of nllmboes hltad boon on rol Ild. The Clgar Makers' strike-Tihe Bellnnlng of the ind. Ninw YoTn., Nov. s.,-Tli. nlgiar nmakrs aro shlowing sivisidsnt tsignsl of WaikiH.iiss. alld i In ltort thanp tiroilahlin that thi strikt willl Itrino nltt during tiht, prI'entllt workli. 'lils nIlition (of tho manillufacrluror in lhi otpiloymiiliet oif fo illtii ltsshorlrs landl thoer tlhrolats thi lulort (hli sIssit hatse largely tensisj to bring abalit thiss 'resulllt. l'e llload lrs i(s IOf o hltriks ' howviiltr. ri fuss so ho'k.owilndgtlg hat li. th'r Is silsy Iintent ion of giving in, but hint that u einmpruiise niitghl be eltl.T',od. The Captured Nez Perces. Cnitc'AtIo, Nov. Is.--A spoeclal from IlimtislLr'k,. Ilit., says h1111t 20)t of the i'apsIris4lld Nez PoI'r.s arrived there ysestterdlty from llluford,. Jllust. if tsll to oseaiso beinglll frozen. 'Twoi o.'oIiLaninsiH underltr Major i lsltH D llts s Ls tis nn esiosrtsll. (i.i. Mills his alsto arrivol in an anils ibullsnoss. ind will Iolive for thll East, ini t day oir two. A AsnoiW sllrll 18 Drevaillng, anld nluiy delaiy Josouil's arrival. When Will They Learn? BI.ThET,, Conn., Nov. 1s.-This morning Mrs. Tllhomas baron. in atttnempting ito start a flro willh tho aid of rook oil. was tisrritly burned,. toothelr wihll her two liltlo chldlrltn. Thrs youlngi r of tllheo Illr hlis Min( di'ed, iland iiihi mn lher and tkohe other cihil are not oexpuctod to recover. Oakey hall's Lecture season, N.iw YORK. Nov. Is.-Ex-Mayor A. Oulkisy Hall will isogin a l'ti Htr season undeltr thi imI(InIgs niiint of Jarrntt & PI'almnir in itis IM usle I all in iBoston, on lhoiL 2th Inst. hi will thou go to all the principal cities in thle ats. storm In New Hampshire. MANOIEIHTRn, N. fH., Nov. is.-A heLavy thun setr and Ilghtning storm visiitedl this I(ly oltrly this morning, and lasted for a n'ousild 'rlsslo Iimno. L)urlig its ciutinualncs It liarge qualtity of rain fell. FIre-LoMs $7O00. BoSTON, Nov. is.-This mornlng a II re partial ly dostroyld A. N. Iloyt's hay and grain estab lishment. in this ilty. HIx horses and o tolens of hly were burned. Loss $71)00. insurance $300. ---~e-- - FOREIGN NEWS. ENGLAND. Pederlrlanlsm Extraordinary. LONDON, Nov. is.-Willian Gale, the (Cardiff pedestrian, asccomplished the foet of walking 400w0 quartor miles ill 4s4ea 'onseulllti VA I(rlods of ton miniutes onich at Agricultural Hall, Isling ton, last night, having s.volntee,(li minutes to spare. lie was in good condition at the finish. AIIUTRIA. Proposed Duty on Petroleum. VIENNA. Nov. 1.--It is oxpeted that the Aus triln finichstag will reject the proposal to levy a dutlly on petroleum. GERMANY. Plot to Assassinate the Emperor. LONDON. Nov. 1.).-A dispatch from Berlin says that 11 llot to assassinate the Emperor has been discovered and a Pole hlis been arrested for connection therewith,. Germany Don't Want Ingersoll. BERLIN. Nov. 19.-The reported nominii'on of Col. Itobt. G. Ingersoll as United States Minis ter to Germany is very unfavorably received here on account of his antecedents. FIIANCE. Glrardin Entertains Grant. PrAIs. Nov. i.-M. DeGirardin and t he Mar quis Talleyrand-Perigord will entertain Gen. Grant during the present week. Investigating the Elections. PrAnts. Nov. 1.--The investigating committee have elected M. Albert Grevy as president of the committee. They will commence their in vestigations on Tuesday next. WAR NOTES. Capture of Aativart by the Montenegrins. VIENNA. No Y. 18.-The Political (:i(iresporulP. ,z publishes a rmor that the Montenegrins have captured Antivari by storm, and are marching on Eulcigns. A Russian Reverse. CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 1 .--The Turks have expelled the Russians from the village of B3cr kovtchau. Russia Will Refuse Mediation. BERLIN. Nov. is.-The semi-official German Dress states that Russia has resolved to refuse mediation. The Russians Carry Kars by Storm. LONDON, Nov. 19.-A dispatch from Erzeroum says that Kars has been carried by storm after twelve hours desperate fighting. The particu lars are awaited with interest. A Russian Defeat. LONDONs. ov. 19.-A dispatch from Constanti nople says the Russians fhave been defeated at Orchanie, Ent.epol and Bergavase. WEATHER PROBAlIIJTIE. WASHINGToN. Nov. 19. 1 a. m.-The indications for to-day for the South Atlantic States are: Bising barometer, north to east winds, colder and clear or partly cloud weather. For the Gua States: "aling. poesbly followed by a rising baromeeer. lnareasing northeast east_ A I)KAMATIC STIUDI)Y. FROUI-FROU AND THE TWO ORPHAN,. A £bmparlseo and Celtiquae of their Lit erary and Dramsatic Merits. Miss Claxton has done a very wise and happy thing in adding F'ron-.rJme to her repertoire, and we trust most sincerely that the New Orleans public, before which she first essayed this very beautiful but Intensely sad dramatlio reation, will be vouchsafed the pleasure of seeing her in it alter she shall have perfected the study. If we are not mistaken she has fallen upon what is known in theatrical olrcles as a "hit"-in other words, she has assumed a role for which she is singularly and happily suited, and one, too, of immense possibilities, out of which she can make as much as Sot,ern has of Iu.'lrear"Iy, or Jefferson of Il;p V, ll'ia.kle, or Lottie of the MArrkhio,'es. Indeed, but for "Fron. Frou," the just ended engagement at the Varieties would have been a dead failure as a ('/rlton engagement, though, with the exception of that abominable affair called "Conscience," a most delightful one for the public. Simply as a play, a complete an:l harmonious work of the playwright, the "Two Orphans" is one of the most admirable dramatizations that has ever been put upon the stage; but for this very reason, because of its exceptional uniqueness, the lack of any too great prominence of any special character, the play is the very poorest possible for starring pur poses. Certainly the attempt to make of the vapid innocence of Loise a dramatic sensation must always prove a meancholy failure, and the best proof of this is the fact that Miss Claxton, with her absolute perfection of this tender but trilfling study, was almost lost sight of, while the two persons who enlisted public admiration were Miss Clark and Mr. Stevenson, and this be cause they rendered with truth and ability the far more salient characters of IlHriillt and the Shrawl/tr de I 'aurlrqy. It is very difficult indeed to make any other characters than tne lover and his mistress the hero and heroine of a romance, and it can be done only by the attribution to some other character of an intense dramatic in terest which the character of the blind Iouis,' never can possess, There is a great difference between mere pity and active sympathy--sympa thyfor feeblen;ss and helplessness and sympa thy wnithl sorrow and distress. There is always something of contempt in the former, while there may be nothing but admiration in the latter sen timent. Yet pity, compassion, is the only feel ing Ihat /.ouise ev-r arouses, and Miss Claxton has only shown herself a true and generous lover of her art in consenting to make the character, what it should be, simply pititul. It would be by no means a dramatic Impossi bility to make of o,,uise a most effective and affecting character, but in order to do this her blindness must have an evident and just purpose. Dickens has impart'd a touching interest to the character of I'er,//a, the blind daughter of old Cl,'b l'toeu rm mer in the "Cricket on the Hearth," and Bulwer has invested A'idia, the blind girl of Pompeli.i, with heroic dignity and grandeur and in both instanoes the effoot is produced solely by their misfortune. But in the creation of Loeuise there is a bald and palpable absence of anything like dramatic purpose, and really the only situa tion in the whole play in which her calamity adds anything whatever of interest is one in which she does not appear at all-tie chateau scene, where llerritte gets the entire benefit of It. But it was of Fro,-/,rou we meant to speak-- poor, unhappy FrIot- l'rio ! How deeply and sincerely does her story touch the human heart, her love and joyousness, her jealousy and shame and c ntrition, and what a contrast is this strong emotion aroused by her sorrows to that mere "trick of tears" provoked by the purely adventi tious and inartistic blindness of Louise. For her we feel commisseration, intense and profound as sorrow, while for Louise we only entertain ten derness and pity. As a dramatic entity Fri.au- -ou is by no means faultless or complete. It has this advantage, however, that its merits have a positive excel lence, while its faults are mere omissions-in other words, there are possibilities in it that have not been developed; it is crude and unfinished. A striking deficiency is the failure to bring out with proper and just feeot the contrast between weak, erring I'rocu-oFro, and the cold-blooded F 'ucce.Galanle, who are barely suggested by the Cojulctss de Cainbri. This character, which in the play is but an in'significant one, could have been made admirable in itself, as well as a most perfect foil to that of Frcu-Fron, from which would have arisen a contrast of great dramatic power. Per haps the idea we wish to convey can best be made to appear from the following description Ouida gives of Moadamc N/ila in "A Winter City." in which there is also a very just allusion to IFrou F'rou. "The Femme Galante has passed through many various changes, in many countries. The dames of the Decamerone were unlike the fair athlete seekers of the days of Horace; and the pow ered coquettes of the years of Moliere were sisters only by the kinship of a common vice to the frivolous and fragile fagot of impulses that is called Frou-Frou. "rhe Femme Galante has always been a feature in every age. Poets, from Juvenal to Musset, have railed at her; artists, from Titian to Win terhalter, have painted her- dramatists, from Aristophanes to Congreve and Beaumarchais and Dumas File, have pointed their arrows at her; caricaturists, from Archilochus to Hogarth and Gavarni, have poured out their aqua fortim on her. But the real Femme Galante of to-day has been missed hitherto. "Fron-Fron, who stands for, is not in the least the true type. Fron-Frou is a creature that can love, can suffer, can repent, can die. She is false in sentimentality and in art, but she is tender after all; poor, feverish, wistful, changeful mor sel of humanity-a slender, helpless, breathless and frail thing, who, under one sad, short sin, sinks down to death. "But Frou-Fron is in no sense the true Femme Galante of her day. Frou-Frou is much more a fancy than a fact. It is not Frou-Frou that Mo liere would have handed down to other genera tions in enduring ridicule had he been livmng now. To Fron-Fron he would have doffed his hat with dim eyes; what he would have fastened for all time in his pillory would have been a very differ ent and far more conspicuous offender. "The Femme Galante, who has neither the scru ples nor the.follies of poor Fron-Fron; who neither forfeits her place nor leaves her lord; who chal lenges the world to find a flaw in her, and who smiles serene at her husband's table on a society she is careful to conciliate; and who, incapable alike of the self-abandonment of love or of the self-sacrifiee of duty, had not even such poor, cheap honor as may make guilt loyal to its dupe and partner." This is the Femme sGalante of the passing cen tury, who babbles of her vir'ue in complacent boast-the "female Tarmtuffe" of infidelity, the "Preciense Ridicule of passion, the parody of Love, the standing gibe of womanhood"-and this is what the Couresss should be were all the possibilities of this play realized. A MUTINY. Statement of the Sailors Who Were Ar rested on the Charge. On Saturday morning a dispatch was sent to the Marshal's office, notifying the authorities that a mutiny had occurred on board the German ship Maria Sidenberg, as she lay anchored at the Quarantine Station; that the mates had been made prisoners, and that the mutineers were in fall control of the vesseL On this information ive deputy marshals were dispatched down the river. Tha reached the five mutineers were secured they were put upon a tug and brought to the city last evening. On their arrival they were taken to the Parish P, lon end looked up. A DEIMObRAT reporier visited them for the pur pose of learning their side of the story. The spokesmann of the crowd stated that when they crossed the bar Capt. Streker left the ship and the chief mate took command. At daybreak Saturday morning they arose and were given coffee and bread. After partaking of the food they were ordered to weigh anchor, which com mand they obeyed. After the anchor was weighed they asked the mate were they not going to have breakfast. He replied, "Have you, not had breakfast?" They said, "Ne; we have had nothing but s'me coffee and bread." "Well," said the mate, "Ain't t'at enough?" We told him no, and he responded, saying, "Well, if that don't suit you, go to hell and do better.' Ohas. Boarmaster then made a sarcselle reply and the mate struck him. A struggle then ensued, but the mate, releasing hims lf from his antagonie 's grasp, retreated into the cabin, armed himself with a revolver, and returned on tdeck. He then advaned upon the sailor, Doarmaster at the same time leveling his weapon, and would have fired had not the five of us disarmed him. This is all the trouble we had. They say we looked the mates up in the cabin, but that I. not true. This morning (meaning Sunday morning) the Marshal oame aboard and put us in irons and brought nm here. Had the mate given us break fast, there would have been no trouble. We did not do any work for the mate after the row, for he did not order us to do anything. RIANG~IE PRACTICE. Lively Competltlon at Both Ranges YVe- terday--tood acores Made. FRO(rMOrR. The competition practice at the Crescent City Itiflo Club range was quite lively yesterday, the prize competed for being a gold badge, the arm used a military rifle, and distance 200 yards, the result being a victory for Capt. John K. ILenaud. The score made was as follows: John K. Benaud ..................4 5 4 4 4-21 I1. S. Lathers ....................4 5 4 4 4--21 David Rosenberg ..................4 5 4 4 4-21 Ford Cook .........................4 4 4 4 8-10 W. J. Edwards ...................5 4 4 2 4--19 There were also seventeen other entries, who made scores of eighteen or loss. Messrs. tenaud, Leathers and Bosenberg having tied each other, shot another round. Capt. Rtenaud being the vic tor, as stated. The sixth competition for the Lillienthal trophy will take place at this park on next Wednesday, 21st inst., when some fine scores will probably be made. Mr. B. S. Leathers, who made the leading score, with Mr. J. W. Dauer following him closely on last Sunday, which was in disput,, was pre sented with his badge yesterday by the arbitra tors, who decided in his favor. NEW OILEANM C.LUi Pi'ARK. The principal contest at this park yesterday, was for the championship badge of the State, distance 500 yards. The following are the scores made : 0. Kressner... 4 4 4 3 5 0 24 8 5 55 5 5--57 Watteuhofor...0 3 4 3 844 44 5 5 58-52 (eo. Muller...2 4 4 8 5 2 52 4 0585-50 L. A. Jung.... 54 052 204 34 52532-46 Mr. C. Kressner was the winner, giving him two scores thus far. During the day some members of the Mitchell Rifles and of the Louisiana Field Artillery visited the grounds, and shot at the 200-yards target. The Louisiana Field Artillery formed a team, and elected Mr. Jules Iiffaut, of Battery C, captain. Appended are the scores made by the members of those bodies in a possible 25: MITCHE,.LL RIFLES. John P. Roche ................4 4 4 3 3-18 H. F. Brennan ................2 0 4 4 3-13 Mort. O'onner ..............5 4 8 2 0-14 LOUISIANA FIELD ABTILLERY. P. O. Durel, 15; E. Bercegeay, 14; W. A. Bil land, 9; V. Viosca, 14; P. J. Maspero, 5; It. F. cohmutz, 12; Jules Piffaut, 20; E. M. Meilleur, 6; L. Caboche, 4; J. B. Dazet, 10. After the regular sloree had been made, Mr. Jules Piffaut shot three scores of ten shots each at 200 yards with a Whitney rifle, making, out of a passib!e 50, 380 at the first, 38 at the second, and :35 at the third trial. Mr. Kressner, in a practice shoot at the 500-yard range, made 06 out of a poe sible 75. A Faithless Ilumband and Father Brings Misery Upon the Household. last night, at a late hour, a young woman, ap parently about twenty years of ages with an infant in her arms, entered the Centrat Station and asked for lodging. The turnkey, Mr. Corco ran, rather surprised that a person so neatly dressed should wish to remain in a cell all night, especially as she had an infant, asked the stranger if she had not a home. "Home!" she said. "I once had a home, but that was when I was a child. Since then I have reached woman's estate and become a mother. I hardly know the meaning of the word, and to hear it spoken of almost sets me crazy, for it brings to my mind memories of the past--of a time when I had a kind mother and a good father to look after me. "But even they were forced to give me up. I blamed them then, but since I found by sad ex perience that they only acted for my good had I only taken their advice. Alas! I did not listen to them, but married a man that they objected to, and as I' was afraid that they would prevent our marrying, one night I eloped with him and we were wedded on the morning following. This is his child." As she said this she took a shawl from the body of a bright-eyed, curly-haired infant of about twelve months, and continuing, she said: "The man whom'I once loved and called husband, basely deserted me a few months after this little one was born. "Being thrown upon my own resources, I man aged to work and make a living for us both, but for the last six weeks 1 have been sick and una ble to work. My house rent fell due and I could not pay it. A few moments ago my landlady came to me and asked me for the three dollars I owed her. I told her I did not have it. She would not listen to my supplications, but had the baby and myself shoved upon the street. So, sir, I have come to you for a night's shelter." "And ye shall have it," said old Davy, the kind hearted turnkey, and grasping the woman's hand, he took the mother ana baby in to warm by the fire. After they were both thoroughly warmed up, he gave them a couple of blankets and put them to sleep in a cell. What will next become of the mother and babe is a question for society to an swer, and a consequence for which the unworthy wretch of a husband and father is responsible. Some punishment ought to be reserved for men who are false to sacred trusts and holy promises. SUNDAY'S WEATHER BULLETIN. Whether it was owing to a storm, or whether it was a failure to supply the New Orleans staticn with a report, was not stated in the telegrams, but it is a fact, nevertheless, that the signal ser vice report due from Indianola, Tex., last even ing, was missing, and was so stated upon the form furnished by the olserver here. The reports from other points-those in the North and West-show something of a decline in the temperate, that at Lcrosse. Wii, falling i 7n m4nreepDubnqn enaport 746 Ian trr ~~ ~lru 1 8. ao· aPu i ('tOOKED) ((YI'T()N C'ASIES. ONE OR TWO TO COMnE UP WI THU UNITEB STATE r CIICUIT COURT. Caplases Ieaned But Not Nerved - A $10,O,0 Compromise maid to Have Ieen Offered. At a recent term of the United States Circult Court the Grand Jury found true bills against a dozen different parties, some quite prominent, for "splrai" manipulations of evidence, seconuring testimony, etc., to enable the aforementioned prominent parties to secure fHAID(M)iE M 11tt OP (iR!WrACKRn from the United States Government, for cotton alleged to have been gobbled up by the Federal army during its oooupancy of this State. One of these so-called claims, the Bellocq Noblom claim, amounting to $292,000, or more, had beun paid by the Government, and the various parties, or some of them who received part of the money, having been indicted, were arrested and gave bond, and in the meantime the then United Brates Distriot Attorney received information of a posilive character regarding the compliolty IN TJI rtitlOKOKIGl)NEtRi of certain parties In high standing in Washing ton,the Information being tantamount to a confes sion from one or more of those connected with the claim. The then United States Commissioner, Shan non, was one of those indicted and arrested here, and he gave bond for his appearance, but qinetly folded his tent and moved to New York, where he figured conspicuously in the cruelty to animals society, and where he remained until a few d(ays ago, when a caplas held by a United States of. flcer caught him, and both are expected here daily. At the time the caplas was snTr ArITER z i ANSIO one was sent for Goo. Taylor, a prominent at. torney at Washington, and another for John J. Weed, and perhaps one or two more, the two first ramd being sent direct, it Is said, to the Department of Justice, wheri, t is known they were received, but as yet no report, either public or official, has been made of their having been served. Nor is it known that the necessary ar rests were made. Apropos of this subject, it is stated, and on that which mty be considered reliable authority, that Taylor has OVYiRtRED TO COMPnROMISMI with the government, and refund over $100,000, or something like that, provided proceedings against him are stopped, but whether this propo sition has been or will be accepted is not known. Romor has it tlat the government refuses to compromise, but if that be the case It Is thought the least bit strange that the capiases sent for the Washington parties are not served as Shan non's was. Two shrewd government detectives have been skipplng about over the State during the summer and fall looking up facts in connection with this and other cases of a similar import, and in the iellocq case alone there will be summoned ABOUT FORTY WITN.BRNS when the case comes up for trial, and as pre viously stated in the DEMOrBAT, the United States District Attorney has had prepared and sent here a complete transcript of the case, testimony, etc., from the Court of Claims at Washington, but will be unable to proceed unless some re turn is made for the "documents" sent to Washington. MIUNICIPAL MATTERI. The Total Amount of Assessments-The Reduction Amounts to About One Million of Dollars. Accidentally dropping in yesterday, Sunday, at the City Hall we found the occupants of the De partment of Assessments busily engaged fixing up their books for delivery to-day to the Admin istrator of Accounts after they shall have been formally sworn to. The additions of the Board of Assessors show that the total valuation of taxable property (movable and immovable) in New Or leans is $111,115,395. This is a ut prise to the assessors themselves, who had been led to believe that the assessment this year would show a reduction of about three millions on the previous year, when it was about $112,000,000. THE IHYDBO.tAPL EC COYIMII.SION. Gen. Weitzel, Major Ho*ell arid Ctpt. Bea yard, U. S. E., members of the hydrographil commission, in company with the Mayor, Sur veyor d'Hemeotott, deputy surveyors Pilie and Fremeanux, President Wintz, Secretary Lewis of the New Orleans City Railroad Company, and several other gentlemen, visited the New Lake End yesterday morning. The examination of the protection levee was made most thoroughly, as well as the plan of Surveyor d'Hemecourt, to secure it from further damage, the gentlemen of the commission taking notes as they weqt. The party did not return to the city until half past 2, their entire time having been occupied from 8 o'clock in the morning in their investiga tion, if we except, however, a pleasant hour spent at a dejenner, which could scarcely have been omitted in the programme. No opinions were expressed by the gentlemen of the commission, except one, however, which criticisedthe excessive slope given to the levee and the laying of the bolted stringers at the foot ing of the plank revetment. CITY ECHOES. John Smith wee incarcerated in the Eighth Station, charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Winm. Graham spent Sunday night in the Third Precinct Station, charged by Mary Campbell with larceny of groceries. Edward Deego retired into the Central Station Sunday, charged by Special Tracy and Sergeant Ryan with larceny of wearing apparel. John Smith, a machinist, was locked up in the Eighth Station, charged with assault with dan gerous weapons, to wit, a knife and a pistol. Wmi. Fraley, who shot himself in the head with a Deringer pistol at 8 o'clock Saturday, died from the effects of the wound at quarter to 1 o'clock Sunday morning. The Coroner held an inquest and returned a verdict in accordance with the facts. At half-past 5 o'clock Saturday evening Antonio Bassett's daughter, aged one year and ahalf, ac cidentally fell into the gutter at the corner of Magnolia and Josephine streets, and was severely scalded by the water that escapes from Mr. Kel ler's soap factory. The following bridges are broken and in a very dangerous condition : Corner Povdras and Tchoupitoulae; corner Tchoupitoulas and Lafay ette; corner Tchoupitoulas and Julia; corner Tchoupitoulas and Delord; corner Wells and Croseman; corner Customhouse and Front. Officer Curley reported at police headquarters that the driver on the red car No. 4, of the St. Charles and Jackson street line, refused to stop for the signal given by the flag-boy of the Jack son Railroad, but passed within a short distance of the locomotive, thus endangering the lives of his passengers. A Sunday Night Blaze. At about a quarter to nine o'clock last night a fire that is said to be the work of an incendiary, broke out in the kitchen of the one-story frame house corner of Miro and St. Ann street. The oper was owned by A. Boehere. & o sa nd by A. Magazine and several aed Te kitchen was ituit sad ib.l dvuDP siti, Maayisg~o14. Wslbw ~ No. 198 Mlro street. This property was owel by Louis Vallette and occupied by Albert Ale. insured in the New Orleans Insnranee Oome for $1000. A negro man named Oville Alee arrested and lodged ton the Fourth Preelnet ln tion, charged with setting Are to the honuse. Cut with a Nheath-Kalfe. At 8 o'clock 'yesterday morning on boaed L Majesty's ship LAIoria, a renoantre took p between the cook, Tim Wilson, a negro, t the white stewart, Martin Tripple, whlch tel rIsed in Tripple being stabbed in the right artI bya sheath.knife in the hands of Wilson. The wounded man was attended by Dr. lt. son. The sonnaed was arrested and loed in the Sixth Precinct Station. TOWN TOP'ICS. AN ELOPEM5INT. The Beautiful Bride Huise Her lReleatls Papa on the street. It ooonrred in the First Distriot very reeeml. They loved one another fondly. He is said to be handsome. As to the bride, she lea baesta - brunette, whose eyes sparkle like black dhmoP t and with a mouth that would satiate a swamMof bees, and a waist which has become proved6tl among all those who know her-and withal, soh has the benign countenance of a saint. Why ite old man would not consent to the union we blIe not been Informed. lie has money. Mayhap the bridegroom he very little, but a bride like his Is wortha fortuu., So one day they sought the services of a aminsin and were made one flesh, and there was a vaen- chair at the old man's breakfast table nest.a se They were livnlg very happy at one of our tols, their bright honeymoon being shaded by a little cloud-the want of a rene with pnlerfa.nilins, who r'malned obstinate inflexible notwithstanding the tonouhing apgY of his daughter. One evening last week-Thursday, we belleve..4 as the new couple were promenading on 0ael street admirlog the wondrou display of the to shops, the daughter spied her father t against one of the verandah posts at the oosrae of Royal, and suddenly leaving her your hule band's arm, dashed toward her parent, and ing to his neck, lavished upon his teariful a hundred sweet and overwuelming kisses. Is a word was spoken, and the trio walked awa' silently, leaving an astonished crowd to frm their conjectures aront the curiout scene. DOCTORS ACTING; AS BRUSGQIMT Bullt They Don't leave Writtena IPre.ee tlons with their Druge. A singular complaint has reached as dim apothecaries and druggiste agaln.t their rlt. olan friends. The former not only charge certain doctors in this city (both allopathhite -l hompathisete, and said to be of reputed r e .o bility,) sell nd oompout:d drugs and meiEide; for the use of their patients without a dr.ag. license, but that they Invariably fag 0 leave with them a written p escriptloe. _li. absence of this prescription, the drauggits is in violatfon of law, and in certio maes error would render it impossible to lay the s. sponsibility on anybody. When a phbyeloa.d' prescription is sent to the druggislts and en dent occurs to the patient in consequae.se p mistake, it an easy matter to dlcov.er the error has been committed by the presr physician or the aotheeary. In the other the patient may die, and if there has been u practice there is nothing to show it. Ouaglh as a remedy be applied to such a condition i aF.. if indeed it is as bad as represented? AN OLD NUIaSANTE . The Pleasure of Riding Behintd a Fust Cortege, Of late it would seem our undertakes how adopted a dodge to save their rolling stock animals from as much tear and wear as which, while it proves a great conven these grave and sombre personages, in with the comforts of other people, who sssemwu complain agaipst it. Formerly the funerals ing to the cemeteries in the lower distriete n the habit of going down Boyal s but as the Jackson and Pontchartnlran pot line of cars come up that sut, it compelled the corteges ito get of tb smooth track to allow the care to go y. they have adopted Bourbon street annd moug . lized the car track on that street by tah sl pace at which the funerals traveL The a~n takers of course never notice that there is soes. times half a dozen of care in their wake; oand ib poor oar driver, on the other hand, owing to - natural veneration for the dead, does not yell ce to the driver of the hearse to move onu of bi way, and besides it frequently occurs that tk hearse is a block away in front of him. This useless interference with the po of street care is an old one, which manutitsreeg particularly on our procession days, although of late we have noticed some improvement in thi respect. And yet, singularly enough the o* organized attention paid to the smbjeet se. den ed itself only very recently on the ooneeae of the parade of the colored Odd Fellows, wh-' the marshals of the procession invariably aless.. the way for the street cars. This example is es tainly worthy of imitation. CHRIST CHURCI. A large assemblage attended Christ Gihar yesterday to hear the Rev. Mr. Kramer's fItrodm.. tory sermon. Mr. Kramer is a young =hdgi who comes tobis charge in this city with a indorsement of the congregation in Loulsvib di[ which he has had charge for some time past. The great age of Dr. Laycock, the reeter at Christ Church, rendered it necessaruy tJhan vestry should secure the services of a aoung . energetic assistant minister. Upon Mr. Kraa their choice fell, and there are good reasons a believe that it is a judicious one. His erames yesterday made a very favorable impressdlo. s' was eminently practical, and its dehlivery evinaae those qualities of directness, clearness, vigor saI earnestness which are of more effec and Isd fluence than high flown rhetoric and ambitius eloquence. AMUSEJIMENTS. 'ARIETIES TnIITmz.- Mr. Chas. MolvoEg y Hibernicon has on one or two occasions befsr been exhibited in this city, and offered a pleasa entertainment to large numbers of our peop While this season it presents nothing new, it still maintains its character of respee.. ability, which makes it available to all classes and Justifies the most exacting in point ofmoral. ity to pay it a visit without fear of a jar to their religious scruples. The Panorama of Ireland-which is unromsst during the performance-is neat and and is interspersed with Irish songs, dances sketches, some of which are clever indeed. Mr. Lawler, the comedian, is the most attraeste feature of the entertainment; he plays, slag and dances with peculiar lite and cooaclseuo ness, never over-doing his task. He is well as siated by Miss Marie McEvoy, who sings p.etg, yet lacks activity and suppleness in her motký Miss May Loder with her magic changes, Mr. 0. A. Loder, with his Dutch speoialties, and Mr. Chas. McEvoy, with his violin solos, add mIs rially to the completeness of the eanartalama.t. 'Thelibernicon will remain here the soUre wek, giving also matinees on Wedaneday sad iste day. Tsz asw tra BM xpr.jry -L.PI. of excellent lemuasslase openemd as n st Grvnmwaid Hallt o a hatml ms ms a a, dlie being selsel, 9 rsat ap sd ta - ddg isihe I .wIl . ds wIw m. ::e m htahnsfles tiº alRaý titSi ars.-