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. a.Uatins on Judgments Not to De De
layed Mlrh Longer.
Adnlaistrator Denis and Aslistant Otty Attor
my James Grover held a conferenoe yesterdey
a rolng on the subject of the delinquent tax
gMte. After a careful consideration of the ques.
o s it was agreed between them-Adminletrator
Mouwn, who had stepped in meanwhile, conour
Isly--that the judgments rendered in tax suits,
S llof which have been confirmed, would be ex
eHatld afted t the 5th of December next, without
. ay fu.ther consideration for Individuals or air
4 amutanoes. And even this delay Is granted
Mdgogh the necessity of settling the except one
Abks ti a n umber of these tax suite.
tl this connection we have been requested to
eail the attention of delinquent taxpayers
at portion of the revnue law which enables
to borrow money from our banks with a
ullty which they were heretofore deprived of.
provislon, it should be remembered, plaece
ader of the necessary money in the position
Ily1 would otherwise oooupy, with a lien on
property for the amount of taxes due, and
enables the money-lender to advance the
at a low rate of interest.
The Mayor yesterday ordered the promotion of
toe following supernumeraries to the position of
i n on the polioe force:
d: P reino--James Sexton and W. Hen
. o Dealoe was also appointed a super
:> erery for the Eighth (Algiers) Precinct.
The Dep.rt~ment of Fioancr was oocupied yes
eay ink paying off the employee of the city for
tý mouth of ep ember, and it was understood
the rollt known as the 'laborers' rolls" would
epld to-day.
t'rh Adminlatrator of Improvements Or
ders them to be Repaired.
Testerday Administrator McOaffrey issued
.Gtes to the city contractors to have all the
I dges along the street railroad lines repaired.
tIutS Mr. Robt. Bartley, the general superin
i;det of several of these contractors, we learn
SIt is understood that the city is to pay for the
Waltk to be done, without regard to the obliga
r- 5to of the street railroad companies, which are
I b eoasidered at a future day.
S_ this action it would appear that Mr. Mo
iiLeYs has decided that the rights and conve
S f the public in general and of the com
` sIia. iportion of the community in particular
the misanderstanding between the city and
a ilroad companies.
* as indicates a lively conflict in the future
Mslwees the city and these street railroad
s. On the one hand, the street con
o.lam that they were enabled to under
S their contracts, relating to street bridges
es..Oings, at the low prices paid for them, on
strength of the contracts between the city
the railroad companies; and this applies
particularly to the Crescent City Railroad
y' contract, that portion of which at
bear repeating here. Originally the
ile of the Crescent City Railroad Company
t t iheir lines along Tohoupitoulus and New
streate to Louisiana Avenue was granted
a eoadltion that they should keep the bridges
stI t crossings along their line in repair
the term of their charter. About two
-t15 r ago the Crescent City Bailroad Company
Aered to extend their line up to Carrollton, pro
. 4 th.e city should relieve them of this bridge
eupairig, the extension to be completed within
i yearls-expiring on the !st of October last.
railroad company having
tbth their obligations the city oldains that ther
i ln default. The street contractore say that
i-- de thelr estimates a couple of mouths
to the expiration of the Oontraot between
. ly and the Crescent City Railroad Com
" , with the satisfaction that it was a matter
SItimeast physical impossibility for the railroad
¶:4Istlay to extend their line to Oarrollton bo
ir.-thiy (the street contractors) could take
. arv of the streets, and hence with the satis
fdttos also that the city would require the rail
MIad company to repair the bridges along their
tiksb. But our city admlnistrators
is the proposition of making the Crescent City
Mailroad Company responsible for the damage
dmsI, and Administrator Cavanao says that there
~sa nace points of law involved in the question,
which was the cause of his moving a reference
of the matter to the City Attorney when it came
lp on the suggestion of Administrator McCaffrey
at the last meeting of the Council. One of the
poInts which it,i contended lies against the street
r , atractors is that the city, during the two years
iltervening between the signing of the contract
to the extension of the Crescent City
niw tracks to Carrollton and the termina
of the privilege on the let of October last,
`n'"ai done all the repairing needed to the
.Mdgee along the line of the street railroad;
ense the street contractors, having now taken
"bs lieu and stead of the city, are bound to re
* the . ridges.
Where the obligations of the Crescent City
i`alhroad Company come in, however, is not
tated. In fact the matter is assuming a com
pidaion which might be likened to the trans
par.ncy of blue clay, and it will doubtless re
qeire a few more days to clear it up so that even
a lynx-eyed reporter can see through it.
W he PFire Department is Invited to Par
ticipate in the Reception of Rex.
In conversation with Col. I. N. Marks, presl
:iat of the Firemen's Insurance Company, who
:I also president of the Firemen's Charitable As
Eianltlon, we were informed that should the re
i elder of the year prove as favorable as the
innig has been the report of the chief en
-e er will show a remarkable decrease of the
a mber of fires and fire losses as compared with
.lrvious years. Col. Marks added that this ex
s..l d t condition of affairs extends also to the
-~hrine and river departments of the insurance
dness. We learn also from this gentleman
t hat the Earl Marshal of the
ha1 solicited the assistance of the fire brigade on
~I afternoon of the 4th March in the reception
il flex, who arrives that day from Freetown, to
on the 5th (Mardi Gras) at the head of
" , .i feared however, that the invitation will be
epgeeotflly declined by the Firemen's Aesocia
gei-.first, on the ground that the fire depart
imet is essentially a practical institfton and
einot indulge in displays outside of its organ
ditiom; that, becides, the proposition is not
inMia ble for many reasons. On the 4th of
arch the firemen parade over such an extensive
area Of the city that when the procession dis
ands, at 4 or 6 o'clock in the afternoon, they are
wa and must seek comforts for the inner man,
ae preparing for the balls and serenades
which oacur at night.
We do not, however, give this as the answer
that will be made to the intitation, but only as
a expression of the views of some of those fire
oen with whom we have talked the matter over.
;m1ay Rceive the Views of the City our
veyor's Department.
The Hydrographic Commission of United
gatate Eng.ineeramet again yesterday, with closed
.>4 m however.
S aIong thervisitors were Col. Frost, General
.:QI.ntemsdent of the Jackson Railroad, who
Swe a deeription of the operations going on at
cave at the head of Borapurn street, and Col.
L. BebaL, who furnished the commiesion with
seult of his soundings of the river a couple
sagths ago, and publlhed at length in the
r a the time.
d'Hemeocnrt and his depatie,. Mr.
alluvion deposit whiac would lrevitably oceur be.
tween the breastwork and t'ae land and which
would force out the bresetwork in spite of all the
braces that could be planed to secure It to the
They go on to say th5t the footing for a perma
nent work cannot be attained, on account of the
great depth, which in places exceeds 150 feet. To
reach that depth a gradual process is nedeesary,
by lining the edge of the bank with materials
that are not susceptible of being washed away by
under current', and nothing they believe can oet
tar serve this purpose than fascines in connection
with oribwork. Where caves occur, like at tlora
puru street, the entire curve should be dredged
at low water as deep as possible. Round piles
should then be driven every ten feet, in line, in
every direction; willow mattresses should be laid
at right angles to one another, should be sunken
into the hole formed by the dredging, and should
be continued until the top mattresses shall have
reached the height of the high water mark.
The piles are to be driven at an inward incline
of from fifteen to twenty degrees to avoid, as
much as possible, the tendency which piles
driven vertically have of leaning outward. The
piling should also be made secure by means of
crib work composed of round timber laid longitu
dinally and crosswise; two pieces to be used, one
on each side of the piles, so as to lock each pile
within a square. At each intersection the longi
tudinal piies should be made fast to the cross
pieces by means of rack bolts.
thus built, being perfectly independent of the
piles, would be at liberty to slide down with the
foalnes, for the sinking of which ballast can be
used. Within the apaoe between high and low
water marks two rows of cribbing should be
placed, one about midway and the other on top
of the last course of mattresses. In th's man
ner ths whole space of the cave shall be filled
with a substance much lighter than the alluvion
and liable to be washed away.
They say, further, that this system has the
double advantage of securing both a temporary
and permanent protection; temporary, inas
much as it offers a quick protection, and perma
nent because when the undercurrent shall have
undermined the bank at a greater depth than
that reached by the lowest course of mattresses
and the whole of the feuoines and crib work shall
have sunk out of sight, and the same process
applied year after year, with the exception of the
dredging, until the uppermost layer of fascines
shall have reached the very bottom of the river
or passed the layer undermined by the current,
then the bank presenting nothing but a sub
stance that cannot be washed away, the proteo
tion will have become permanent and no more
caving or land slides will occur. It will take only
a few years to reach the bottom.
the signers of the document say they have drawn
from observations for the last thirty-five years
on caving banks. That these observations have
been principally made at a caving point opposite
the French Beef Market. This point, they add
situated midway in the bend of the river would
have long ago been washed away but for the temrn
porary protection given it at high water by a
triple row of ships lying along the wharf. Be
tween these ships and the bank there was
hardly any current, so that the water coming in
there overchargedwith sedimentary matter depos
ited a sort of artificial batture, which was being
continually undermined by the current of the
river flowing at a depth below the keel of the
shlu; that the water at its high stage
to this over hahging batture, but when the
water receded the artificial batture went down
with it, and so did everything to which the bat
ture itself was a support, that is the wharves,
etc. At this point the piles, stringers, etco, of
the wharves were left in their sunken condition.
The garbage of the city and ballast were then
thrown into the hole and new wharves have been
built from year to year.
also visited the commission and gave his experi
ence. Gen. Blanchard said also that in his opin
ion no cheap method should be adopted to se
cure the banks of the river. His proposition
would be to revet the banks of the river with wil
low mattresses or fascies, secured by galvan;zed
wire gauze. He estimated that the cost of such
a work would be $2t0,000 per mile.
Yesterday one of the officers in charge of one
of our police statious waited on Administrator
Diamond with a requisition for some supplies for
his station. The Administrator, who happened
to be in a Vein of humor, seized the opportunity
to get off a joke on the peeler. Assuming a
serious air, he spoke to him. "Sam," he said,
"do you know that you have overdrawn yur
budget?" The amazed policeman answered that
he did not. "Well, let me inform you further,"
said the Administrator, "that your bondsmen are
responsible for the amount you have overdrawn."
Sam did not wait for any further explanation and
dashed out to see his bondsmen. Failing in his
object after an hour's search he made another
dash for police headquarters, and finding the
clerk, stated his dilemma, aseking him at the
same time to let him see "his budget." It took
the clerk some time to understand the situation,
but he finally consoled Sam with the information
that captains of precincts had no "budgets."
Road Navra's invitation to tho China Palace.
What Our Canal street Merchantu Think
of It Now.
The circulation in New Orleans of the cent as
a medium in trade has caused quite a flutter in
certain circles, and the novelty has attracted
much attention. For years past, notwithstanding
the fact that the copper was used in business
transactions at the North, its introduction here
was steadily opposed, and not until the reqlaire
ments of a stricter economy and the necessities
of a closer mode of doing business called for its
introduction here that the long mooted question
was revived and this time with more potentcy
than ever before. Yesterday a representative of
the DEMOCRAT called upon several well known
Canal street merchants for the purpose of learn
mg their views upon the subject. The first gen.
tleman called upon was
one of the largest dealers here in articles of art
and stationery.
Rep.-Mr. Seebold, there has been much in
terest excited here of late over the introduction
of a cent as
and I dropped in to learn your ideas concerning
the new move.
Mr. 8.-So far as I am concerned it meets with
my hearty approval. I think it will be of service
both to the customer and seller, for it will do
away with losses to both in making change where
odd cents are involved.
Rep.-Don't you think that it will involve con
siderable trouble to dealers?
Mr. S.-I hardly think that it will. We will be
enabled to make exact change; and, as you
know, there are many articles that we sell under
our present rule for five cents, that being our
lowest coin in use, that we could otherwise put
down lower. Take, for instance, letter paper,
for which we get for some of it tweney-five cents
per quire. If a party wants only a portion of a
quire we have to cjarge sometimes two or three
cents more than i actually
in order to make change, or it may be we lose
these two cents, as the case may be. I think it
would be of material benefit to the community if
we would make this change. I will cordially give
my support to it.
The reporter next called upon
the well known glove merchant of Canal street.
Rep.--Mr. Kreeger I have called upon you for
the purpose or learning your views on the sub.
ject of the proposed copper currency here in
trade. Do you favor the project, if project you
can call it?
Mr. K --Certainly I do, sir. I think it is about
time that we reduce our business transactions
down to a business besis. We have for too long
a time been doing our trade on the loose founda
tion of the past, and I am strongly in favor of the
new move.
R'p.-In your iealings I should hardly think
that you have any oooasion to use the odd cente?
Mr. K.-Oh,
when they come in. There are some things that
we could afford to sell for lees than we now do if
we had esats for a smedina. These's no question
thirr yee aem reedy todo bsaalme Oa
that I will recetve Oentri for my goods at any time,
and that willingly, torj.
Next the reporter called upon
whose millinery establishment adds not a little
to the attractions of CaOal street. Bituated be
tween Bourbon and )anphine streets, its win
dows have been centres of attractions for the
ladies for months past.
When the reporter called he was courteously
received by Mr. Bernbeim. In response to the
inquirles put regarding the introduction of the
cent here, he said:
I am satisfied that it will come very soon, and
I am in favor of it. I believe fully in having the
currency of the country alike, and if it is legal in
New York to have cents as currency it certainly
should be so here.
Rep.-Do you think that you would use them
much in your business, Mr. Bernheim ?
Mr. B.-At times, yes. For you see there are
ribbons and such things that frequently amount
to odd cents, and if we had the pennies we could
make the exact change. I fully believe in mak
all over the country. If it is good under the law
in one Stale, it ought to be good in every State.
I favor the movement.
The next visit paid was to the large drug house
Mr. Harte, when lnterrogated on the subject,
stated that it would make but little difference in
his business, as the odd cents rarely are consid
ered. Next
who is so well known in our city, and is, so to
epeak, a landmark here, was called upon.
After Mr. Piffet had fnished waiting upon his
customers the reporter aseked:
ltep.-Mr. Piffet, the object of my call was to
learn your views concerning the Introduction of
cents here in our trade, especially in the retail
Mr. P.-Yes t Yes tI know about that. I wish
the first man who started that thing was taken out
on Oanal street with horses. We don't want that
beggars' currency here, for it would help to ruin
us. That is my opinion. That's it.
Rep.-Would it not be a convenience to you in
making small balances ?
Mr. P. We don't want anything below five
cents. I myself have nothing to say, for I want to
go away from here. I am jnut staying here to
olose out, that's all; but the man who started
this talk ought to be drowned. We want more
business, but none of these coppers.
A Chivalrous VIndication at the Hands of
a Teutonic Judge.
A few weeks ago a suit was brought in the
court of a worthy justice of the peace in this
city, and a certain member of the bar, whose
name it is hardly necessary to mention, was em
ployed for the defense.
After examining the case he came to the con
clusion that there was no defense to the action,
and endeavored to so persuade his client. But
the client was obstinate and fairly yearned for a
fight, and the lawyer was not without resoaroes.
He came into court and asked the dismissal of
the suit on the ground that the plaintiff had
been authorized by his wife to sue and stand in
judgment. The exception came up for argument
anod trial without delay.
The defendant's attorney urged his exception
with all the ardor of a young licentiate, and with
the fervor of a strong and righteous conviction.
He raid that the day had been when woman was
the slave of man, but happily that time had gone
and with it its rode and barbarous customs. It
is the first glory of modern civilization that
woman has been raised from her lowly estate.
The Ohristian religion had discarded the old pa
gan idealization of masculine strength and sub
stituted in its place as the ideal excellence the
gentleness of woman, It had substituted the
saintly for the heroic type.
The civil law, and especially the law of Louisi
ana, was most careful and generous in protecting
the rights of women, and in this it gave the ex
ample which the whole American jurisprudence
was at length adopting. In this State at least,
thanks to noble and enlightened system of laws,
woman was in the eye of the law the equal of
man. It could not be doubted that a woman
could not sue or be stred without the autheriza
tion of her husband, and it naturally follows, as
day unto night, that the husband could not be
sued or sue without that of his wife.
His honor was a Touton, and in compliment to
his nationality our attorney closed with a compli
ment to the noted gallantry of the Germans,
which proved a clincher. Said he: "We have,
your honor, the testimony even of Tacitus, the
old Roman historian, to reverence in wlich
the sex was held by your rude forefathers, even
in the days when they were but 'barbarians.'
Your honor will be false to this noble and chival
rous record at this late day, when the spirit of
religion, of civilization, the common sentiment
of the people, to whom you dispense even justice
and the whole tendency of the law all appeal to
you to sustain a great principle of human right."
The attorneylupon the other side endeavored
to reply. He argued, he cajoled, he laughed,
sneered, got mad and quit.
"Show me the law," said his Honor. "Where
is your authority ?"
He had no law to show ; not a decision could
he find to controvert the argument of his antag
onist. Ho the exception was sustained and the
case dismissed at plaintiff's costs, and the digni
ty of woman was vindicated.
Road Navra's Invitation to tho China Pala'o.
To-day is the festival of St. Cecilia, the pa
troness of music, and in her honor the grand
mass of Rossini will besung at the Cathedral,
and Father Mignol will preach an appropriate
sermon on the divine origin of music, "from har
mony, from heavenly harmony" born.
Perhaps some of our readers may have a desire
to know something of the history of the patron
saint whose festival is celebrated to-day. St.
Cecilia is said to have suffered martyrdom in A.
D. 230. Her parents, we are told, belonged to a
noble Roman family, and betrothed their
daughter, who had been converted to Christian
ity, to a he then youth named ValeElan. This
youth and h s brother Tiberius became Christian
converts a.d suffered martyrdom. Ceoilia, when
commanded to sacrifice to the Pagan gods, re
fused and was condemned to death. As early as
the fifth century there is mention of a church
dedicated to her at Rome, and in 821, by order of
Pope Paschal, her bones were deposited there.
St. Cecilia is regarded as the inventor of the or
gan, and in the Roman Catholic Church her
festival day, November 22, is celebrated with
splendid music.
She has been canonized in art and song, as
well as by the church. Chaucer, Dryden and
Pope have celebrated her in poems which rank
among the claessics of our language, while Ra
phael, Domenichino, Dolce and many others of
the greatest artiste have represented her on im
mortal canvas.
The musical ceremonies to-day at the Cathe
dral, we are sure, will not be an unworthy tribute
to the sainted minstrel. The names of the sing
ers are sufficient assurance that the noble com
position which has been selected will be worthily
rendered. The poet sweetly says :
"When Jubal struck the chorded shell,
His listening brethren stood around,
And wondering on their faces fell
To worship that celestial sound.
Lees than a God they thought there could not
Within the hollow of that shell,
That spoke so sweetly and so wall."
"But oh ! what art can teach,
What human voice can reach,
The sacred organ's praise ?
Notes inspiring holy love,
Notes that wing their heavenly ways
To mend the choirs above."
"This the divine Cecilia found,
And to her Maker's praise confined the sound,
When the full organ joins the tuneful choir;
The immortal powers incline their ear:
Borne on the swelling notes our souls ssnire,
While solemn aire improve the sacred fire;
And angels lean from Heaven to hear.
Of Orpheus now no more let poets tell;
To bright Oecilia greater power is given;
His numbers rasleed a hade from hell,
Her's lift the sout to Heaven."
th5~I~nPiad 3 ~agrM Half-it
[Merchants and others interested in oases in
the district courts, as principals or as witnesses,
can be notified by telegraph when to appear in
onurt, thnus avoiding the necessity of a constant
Judge Whltaker in the case of the State vs.
Albert Reid convicted of carrying concealed
weapons, sentenced the defendant yesterday to
pay a fine of $30 or thirty days in the Parish
The rule for a new trial in the cuoe of G.
Harris, convicted of embezzlement, came up, and
after hearing the affidavite the Judge called for
the authorities in support of and against the
rule, and took the matter under advisement.
In the case of the State vs. Penuei Michaelson
and Moran, members of the Crescent City Police
force, for sMianlt and battery on a deaf mate
named Hoggarth, a nolle pr.oep ui was entered
as to Michaelson and the jury looked up as to the
other defendant.
The charge was tried before the Police Board a
short time ago and dismissed. Julian Michel,
ltsq., represented the defence.
A second case agaihst the above was then
called up and, owing to the regular panel being
exhausted, fifty talesmen were ordered.
Armand Dupre asks to be emancipated.
Sunoession of Margaret Girard, widow of Jo
seph Daros, opened.
Margaret Choate vs. John HI. Choate, her son.
Judgment was rendered in favor of plaintiff, the
widowed mother of defendant, ordering him to
pay her $0 per month towards her support and
sustenanoe, the first month to commenoe from
the date of the judgment.
J. B. Hall vs. it. H. Mitchell.--In this case
plaintiff sues for $500 damages for an illegal
seizure ordered by W. L. Thompson, formerly
justice of the peace at Algiers. It appears that
the citation issued by the jusllice's court was ad
dressed to the plaintiff and served on defendant.
Judge Houston, in deciding the case, refused to
allow any damages and ordered the plaintiff to
refund the money received by him from Mitchell,
amounting to $49.
State ex rel. Administrators of the University
of Louisiana have filed a suit in this court aver.
ring that by article 141 of the constitution of the
State it is provided that one-half of the funds de
rived from the poll tax shall be appropriated ex
elusively to the support of the publlo schools
throughout the State and the said University;
that under article 118 of the constitution the Le
t islature has levied a poll tax of one dollar, and
he State has annually collected the same for sev
eral years per capita on all male inhabitants over
the age of 21 years, the same amounting to over
$110,082 16, or thereabouts. Relators claim that
they are entitled to one-fourth thereof by said
article 141, say the aum of $17,518 04, and that it
is the duty of the Auditor to Issue his warrant on
the Treasurer. Relators also allege that they
have never received any part thereof, and that the
above amount has been collected and received by
the State since the year 1871 to 1877, inclusive,
up to the 12th October, 1877, and that the Auditor
refuses to issue his warrant on the Treasurer as
directed by law. Rdlatorspray a writ of manda
mus to compel him to issune his warrant for $27,
518 04, which was issued provisionally and made
returnable on the 27th inst.
Mrs. Reldon Louise Leyeune et als. vs. Miss
Jennie Snille-Writ of seqlestration issued to se
quester from defendant .600 25 belonging to a
benevolent and charitable association, styled
"Lee 1),moisnlles linceres sons Ia protection de
la Balute Vierge Malrie."
The Grand Jury was in session yesterday. It
is said that there will be fully one hundred cases
brought before the jury for investigation.
Red Navra's invitation to tihe China Palm..
The German Mllltary Band to Stay Here
All Winter.
At the Varieties the lIlbernicon continues to
entertain slim audiences, while an improvement
has manifested itself in favor of the Lingards at
the Academy, who will give "Our Boys" for the
last time to-night, "Pink Dominos" and "Naval
Engagements" for the benefit of Alice Dunning.
The last open night of the German Military
Band will take place to-night at Grunewald Hail,
when there will doubtless be a large house, if we
may judge from the excellent attendance last
evening. We are pleased to announce that the
band have concluded to stay with as all winter at
the suggestion of Mr. Louis Grunewald and
other admiring friends. We understand that it
is the intention of these gentlemen to get up a
series of
by subscription, for their exclnusive entertainment.
No complimentary tickets will be issued for these
concerts, which will be made as choice and
artistic as the talented loader of the band can
make them.
The band also announce that they will engage
their services for balls, parties and processions
on application at Grunewald Hall.
The box office of the Ht. Charles Theatre opens
to-day for the entert, inment of I'rof. Macallister,
the magician, to begin on Sunday next, when
will be distributed among the audience and every
night thereafter. "
The box sheets for the opening night of
Fryer's Opera Company will also be ready to-day
at the Varieties Theatre. It will be noticed that
the management, while fixing the price of re
served seats at one dollar and half and two dol
lars, according to location, has maintained the
old price (one dollar) for a simple admission.
Read Navra's invitation to the China Palace.
'ro-night will le the last opportunity to hear
the Grruman Band, at Grunewald H1,1ll.
An informal meeting of sugar planters was
held on Tuesday evening for the purpose of per
footing an organization for the protection of the
sugar interests, which all present joined. There
is every prospect of a regular association being
formed. We were unable to ascertain the par
tioulars of what had been done, or was yet pro
posed. Doubtless, however, the immediate pur
pose in view is an organized fight against the
sugar shed monopoly and the tax it illegally im
poses upon the sugar interests.
Capt. John Cowden has just returned from a
trip to the mouths of the river on board the
lugger Lee, where he had gone for the purpose of
making soundings. He reports that the wind
was so strong that he had to give up tbe project.
He says that he saw aground in the channel of
South Paees, five hundred feet above the lower
end of the jetties, the Spanish ship Autratura,
drawing 20 teet 6 inches, which had been delayed
there five dais. When he passed her she was
under process of being lightened. She has since
crossed the jetties, being aided by unusually high
tide. The captain reports twenty feet of water
at Southwest Pass. s
Go and hear the German Band to-night, at
Grun-wald Hall. as it is the last chance to hear
them in their splendid concerts.
Read Navra's invitation to the Cnina Palace.
Two well known gentlemen, taking an after
noon s promenade yesterday on S.xth street,
were accosted by a woman in tears, who called
them into a small cottage where she said her
husband was then lying a cold, cold corpse. The
gentlemen entered the hamble dwelling and
signs of poverty greeted them on every side. On
the bed stiff and stark lay the body of a man
e, and ashy psr , in one aarner. The santy
two visitors gave the woman every niokel they Lnd
in theitr pookets, amountng in all to about 1560.
They viewed the corpse and suagested that that
well-known undertaker, Mr. Thomas Bothiok,
would furnish a cheap funeral to the deceased,
and they started toward his establishment. When
about a square off, one of the gentlemen remem
bered the fact Ihsat he had forgotten his umbrella
at the house.
Returning, the two gentlemen were astonished
to find when they entered the poor woman's
dwelling, to see the former corpse sitting up in
bed counting over the fifty cent bills so benevo
lently given. The corpse seemed to be puno
tillions over the exact sum, and grnmbled not
a little over the fact that there was one bill short.
lronni omnr nR.
Road Navra'e Invitation to tho China Palnon.
According to Frigerlo's Fahrenheit the mercury
yesterday ranged from 5. to 02 degrees, and on
the night previous the lowest point was 51.
The many friends of that well known and pa
triotic gentleman, Wm. H. Vredenburgh,will learn
with sincere regret of his decease yesterday
His unfortunate taking off has produced a sensa
tlion In our oommnnity, and to his family and
friends we tender our sincerest sympathies.
BoRd Navre's invitation to the China Pain" ..
A charge of trespass holds Betty Lee a pris
oner in the Central Station.
A fence on Canal street, between Ulaiborne and
Derblgny, is liable to fall and injare pedestrians.
A vicious dog, in Algiers, bit a son of Mrs.
bouthland, and was shot by Officer Boyers.
Carrie Holmes, arrested on a chargeof larceny,
was furnished a suit of apartments in the Cen
tral Station.
Henry Banks placed his maulers on Cora Wil
liams in any than a becoming way, and the re
sult was that Banks bunked in the Second Pre
oinct Station.
It would make the contractor of the First
District blush could he have seen the number of
broken bridges reported yesterday by the police
of the Seoonu Precinct.
A charge of malicious mischief on Bienville
street, near Villere, caused Henry Smith to be
arrested by Otilcer Howard and incarcerated in
the Fourth Station-house.
Fred OGllmore, a laborer, was lodged in the
Harbor Station, charged with being drunk and
committing an assault and battery on Officer
John Franklin, a chap without an occupation,
was immured in the Sub- 4eventh Station charged
with malicious mischief, breaking a fence and
stealing pecans.
The alarm of fire turned 'in at a quarter past
8 o'clock last night was a blaze enused by the
explosion of a septoline lamp at the residence of
Mrs. J. Michelle. corner of Napoleon Avenue and
Chestnut streets.
Ata quarter to 5 o'clock yesterday morning
burglars attempted to enter Mrs. Oole's resi
dence, corner of Kerlereo and Derbigny streets,
by climbing the gallery post. They were dis
covered and frightened away by the approach of
an officer.
At about 8 o'clock yesterday morning a man
named Philip toman, a native of Germany,
agedl fifty.six years, died suddenly at his resi
dencoe on Boberteon street, between Spain and
Mandevllle. The coroner was notified.
A man named Martin McDervet, while attempt
ing to draw a bucket of water, accidentally fell
into the river from off the steamer Bastrop on
her down trip, and was drowned. The deceased
boarded the boat at Bayou Sara. lie is a steam
boatman and a resident of St. Louis.
A Runaway.
Tuesday evening the horse attached to the Sep
toline Oil Company wagon, while standing in
front of their store, No. 15 Daunhine street, took
fright and ran away, and at the corner of Custnn.
house and Dauphine streets the wagon collided
with a shed and tore it down.
The anmal then rushed upon the banquette,
and ran over a young lady, Miss Eva Lake, who
happened to be promenading. She was slightly
Injured about her 'imbs. This is the second time
that this horse has run away, oendangering the
lives of pedestrians.
Alls Not Gold That Glltters.
About a week ago Mr. W. S. Nichtoleso, resid
ing on Fourth street, between Carondelet and St.
Oharles, employed a woman named Annie Bullion
to do the cooking for his family.
Yesterday morning Annie rose early, and piok
ing a large lot of silverware in a basket, left her
employer's house while the family were asleep.
When they awcke the new cook was missing, as
was also the market basket and a lot of silver.
Mr. Nicholson, being satisfied that Annie had
committed the theft, reported the facts to Chief
Boylan, who notified Sergeant Ryan, command
ing the First Precinct, to take the case in hand.
But a very short time had elapsed when the ser
geant had Annie in hock and the stolen silver at
pilice headquarters.
It is evicent that Annie was on the eve of
giving New Orleans a wide berth when arrested,
as her trunk was all packed and ready to be
[N. Y. Worll.!
VWASirivJoTOs, Nov. 11.--(Unie of the' mot, irn
porttnit CulJbC'1is hefore the Cotrmittces of corr
meere' of Iboth IhIe H'rnate anrd Ilousec is the
ltuste.ion of thet establishmernt of re.:i ,ro,']l
trade Itreaties with various adioining ''ourtiles
of Armerica. Ht-veral t.9rpositions for rneplrn
ity treati,"s were before the Forty-fourth
Contress. bht none were su.cce'ssfully carried
Sthrough. Ianldal L. (ilbsorn. of Louislana, has.
ever si nec hl has beerInin (,ongresus. been one of
the warmIest. aIrlvo atles of the, hnreflt, likikly to
tcerirtie to the Unite.d Statets from ri ror'al trade
intercourse with thre iifRfrent irouintries on this
continenit. (ien. Gibson Ihasi ii troduwl four
joint resolutions in the Hlus' alreaily looki ig
towards reliprocity. One resolution author
izCes the President to rn.polnt three (om(irs
siorrners, by and with the cons'"nt of the: Senate,
to confer with other commissioners to be aD
pointerd by the Emlperor of Brazil. to ascertain
on what basis a triaty of ri ciproctal tradle tor
the mutual beneflt of the people of the United
,Statces and the emplire of BratiI can be nrego
tiatedr. Aniothor resolution tauthorizes the Pres
Ident to appoint three commissioners in the
same mariner as in the- previouls resolution to
'on.fer with rommissioners from the Dominion of
Canada for the same pulrposecs i.s stated in the
first resolution. The third resolution is for ne
gotlatling a reciprortl.y treaty with the Central
Am erieai States, aind the fourth for obtaining,
if possible, a reiiproiity treaty with Mlrico.
In the Henate Senator Maxey, of Texas, has
introduceil a joint resolution of sirniar purport
to Geon. (iibson's resolultions for the ne.gotiation
of reciprocral trade with Mexico, and Mer. Maxey
is now preparing statistics of the trade: of Mex
1eo with foreign countries in comprarison with
tiher commerce with the Unite;d :sat"s. Th.ese
statistics will br used in his argumernet for the
adoption of the bill.
Storms and their Terrible Effects.
The violent storms which have lately tbeen
pre valtnt upon the Atlantic httive excited the
greatest alarm, whflIch is not dCroeretased bty the
puiblication just issued of the re:turn of the
wrecks and csiualties on the English coast for
the twelve months ending Julne So, 1876. The ex
traordinary number of 3757 easualties are re
Dortrl, irnluding vessels of every kind, but
only 778 lives were lost-a dlecreasee of 145 over
the preceding year. The total losses' were f2,.
of which 37 were iron ships and 31 teasmers.
Only 176 are) registered as oceturring from stress
of weather. 111 from carele-ssness ianl 23 from
defects in construction. From the exceptionally
stormy charac'er of two or three months in
the year. recurring at pIres .nt. most of these
mishaps and accidents are ldure: but the return
will lend new strrength to an agitation which
seems to have arisen to amend and improve
upon the system inspection carried through Par
liament by the energy of Mr. PlimsolL
German Press Prosecutions.
German editors are not the happiest of beings,
nor can they boast much of the freedom of the
press in "Fatherland." During the last year es;
press prosecutions have been brought by the
government, of which 11u were for "libels" upon
distinguished individuals. the others for viola
tion of the prose laws and criticism of Kaiser
Wilhelm. Bismarck runs the press as suits
him, and just as he runs everything else in Ger
R. G. Dunn & Co. estimate the indebtedness
of New York-national, State, corporate and
private-at $7,375,000,000. The annual inter
est upon this amount, at six per cent, would
be i-ore than $- ,O6,.oO.
CITY A$aOSAmUn'tl.
A Ringint Protest Agalnst a Glarllf
* Wrong.
E~1lihei lip .,omeral- 'The I'iu'eo lP, of November
2le, puble isti a srrumirnary of eity assneseronts for
IH77-7, as fo,lows:
altnI ,estat!, . ..... $s1,9olj,18s
Incom - .... ... 1,L.2.970
lurnitnre . .. 446,800
tforsee, t' .. ... ... .. 97al,91t
Steek'+k In vysrli. aIte .. 028,831
Capital . 1.,152,n02
(Irandl ttal ............ $. 111,118,.U
I will riot nteltr into a dletill,'ed croRmsildraltXon
or thliien itomi, but olTer the two main ones to
the att.ontlrrn rf the cnorlmrnnilt y.
The' nasnesment or the e reatl ostat of tlhis olty at
9.O51,eI4,14Ii ( in round numbtri il thr highli t that
oatn possibly be pu1ton It wlthoutthi resultof an
n ihlltion. itn fIe t.in y busi nessi n mst know
thatthis nassessmenit, distr sons the groat, miass
of holders and torribly l ripplos this class of
prolerty an a seulrity on whloh to realize
monely for IIrpossf f t rrulo. And iust asneal es
tate, l. tlhusmb ,rn down undirr the weightof taxa
tion so is tihe buslness er.apN ity-the 'lapavvity for
thrift--of t.h, mtss of the :ommunity limited.
Whoe a mLan has to borrow monrey to pay taxes.
anll rnralrs on rneal PRStte, or has to eonstume
all it. ftnr'ome in living. ltnsteld of. as formerly
having a surVins to Itt into the rhanuels of
Irudll, th I ngs trve, omno to ra hbdl vas. .'t this
is thee nondtlion of bow IOrlntris tor-day,
But I lake up my pOan more 4lplniallv to atll
attontiorn to the, wondlerfulr difference between
the amiimlurlelt of real inestste and that of capl!
tol. Illerie is a groeat c'rnmmer'ial rcitl of more
tlhan 2(10,.o, oulR, rIeeolving and handlinaaan
nually 1,(e.lu,rx teainms ,of rott' n, I,"r,.liee hohIIeglts.
of sugar, with the rosuIltant molasses., ,sids
oenlIs of malt and lrondistiffs ate, wlth oan
ofaetorieos, nott-in pr'eieis, wholenu lei and retail
stern'a- InolrdI. oIl that gones tor makeo up Ia, clty
Ianl our ll lrsemLsor tll us thel mar.hilne moves
inrdi+r the leoweer ,f ninete i"'m eilien, of doillars
in 'Olei/t/l i T'her bhan ks lhave I epi itnl of 97, 11 000,0
thle insuranlTlrll'ii "'ompaninm hl(rr0n ta 'alpital of
.eltsrIe./l-- ranking Il2,0,.rOwi4ile -and a palry
$7.iel1,(lr mrore adelodd to thils moves our great
rnmwl'nhi I
A fIlnt like this sjnaks for itself. In agrent
city likle t.hls rnetl e4tatll palys for,ur-flfths of the
vxpepner of governmnot n.ndI the intrest, on In
dI.efet,'ors..i, and eeiw ,'r,'m weillin.n, of lollarns of
enr:,itul ce(omes Iln rnd pe]pas it pittanonl! And thbo
" lblleiness mrl "' whr ey smoothorring out the
grent vrelmo (f taxafble nti.itall of at great com
morreine r ,it r, brerrk dlown lt h value of theo est
of propDerly, eoeolly nak thelt Ipro.terty to build
railrromula for I hem that they may amass more
catiltl to e.'tpon taxrttod .
Will it over be' rothorwlii'? Will the "business.
mener" of No'w (Orlans over son that ian honest
exhlbit to the nAsosor, while it will entail on
the-m ia very mnoderat taxation. will so relieve
ther rioeul stante holder that all will at once al
vanr'e tog.eth+er n thnell Tol to prospDetlty? Canl
WO nx po'e't thornm to se it?
Will a logislature over son it. and, seleng it
turn theiolr bianks on rings and jobbers and
env'tlaws that will ossily "enqalize" taxation
ar'l lift the hurdehen from a single class. Other
oeuntrloe s dl, this; Rnan we rlo it? At an rate, is
It. not worth working for? BRD TUl,
HT. CrllIALE4 Hlo'rEL.-Mrs . A Lum., GW
Jones, Miss E ,Jonn, 'Pail Haure, R H Allen
and wife. La;: Owen Finnegan. C L Fitch, H O
Gordon. Ala; I: i Taylor and wife,. E C Everett,
Tenn : t H rardiner, C if I'rentisa N E Rogers,
-Mar1s; I A Bryant. J I' Melnerly. I L Tho mas.
1 C Garpy, I Wormsen, IT T )"sar. N IT' J'3
iussy. N J.lord'in, Ga; (I W lattler. Md; W H
IBarton, Washington ; Bonry Choutiea., Wm
(larnet.t., (I W 'Thuirmound. C C Harris, Mo; Mrs
K H Minor and family. Mrfs: W J.ones. Va.
H''. JAMES HOTEL--L 1 Conk, Tenn' Capt
W aEntn. Ht John. N B; H ( Covle and wile
Ietrrlt. Mi'h; J Aleoxnntlr, W E Williamson J
A WIlliamson. steamer Ashland T A Harris
N1ashvilll 'Tenn; F A Uinell, New fork; Jobhn W
Corbin. Mhravo art; F B Martindale, Coving
ton, Ia; A J MConnell, .J B Dunbar. T weo -
nay, J E Matthews steamer Fann"hoo; D
Snyder. Honduras: wV Mo) HSnydrr, L Slay
dlir, Elizanhth, N IJ; W M Wholton. HambOurg.
Ark; Z T Williamson. Byron Sehaffor, Mieg.
countv Ohio.
CITY' I!OTFL i- f B Williams. str Belle; J
Du,'kworth and wif,. Miss; Frank Stringer,.
Miss; L,ewls iI. Bliringr. HIartford: F CBrooPB
flappy .lJrk ; WH (ilbrtson, DB B tewart
Frlos, city; W IT Bronno"k, Evansville: W A
Whltaker &C: .1 W Wilson, N Y; J Dunning
I'hlla; C McClrnnan, Mrs L M Oamblo and
son Mrs ('arr,!ine Mllton J ' M Rlichards, Fli;
WV .J gIhni bs I T W Bit JAu I, Mtrans s NP
John Htone Buffalo: EW Bull, Mass. F PI
Conant, Maine; Chas E Moody. v Y; fe; P
O()stray, Quiny, Ills: James (fWright., Lou.s
villl. Wrn i'P latt. Alapaha; W P X Smith. Clm;
H I' PBea-h, Aug Van I Eventer. C M Graves.
'[Th following were among the der ariures by
the Ml,,ili fJI.tI lin lastt "ve'r*nng: lenry K. T.
L.vons, New York; i1. E. P'rabodv aind J. W. P'ut
nnin. Boston; Miss .J'osephin"r Jefferson Pensa
ehl; Mrs. N. lI 'phart. (rolrubia, H. '.; Winm,
II. Anrklen and Mrs. Dr. Cheatham. Nashville;
fr. Thos. H. Virgil and win and Chas. J. Reed,
of Fort, Way n, lId.. Ja"ksonville: f Dr. J. C.
Harris and datughter and Henry Ward Pools of
M"xi, .o Now York: W. I. Bak er, J. B. Baker
and C. C. Curarnton. Trroy: Mrs. W. A. Wood
ward an'l Augustus Woodward, Jr., Bostn:; H.
W. .lJohnson Washington ; Mis, IBella and Mag
gin IRay, Bins F'annin Kent Nirimmir Kent, (Ira
"i May, .JTrrnnir (or,le. (Ils tIrbert and wife and
Kearny andl Moran, PI'enwola: I,. B. (ocke,
("'rrlar Kyvs; I'atrir'k O'Thy nre. New York; 0.
T'. Bul,'lcke. Oorrdonsvill'". Va.; s.nor Mejaris,
New York.
Wi' nrtitld yesterday, at, No. sCamp street,
arn of thr mris' artistic.lly pai ntred signs that
wr: have ver seren. Ther, lsignri drleridedly
iuniqur.. and Mr. lI,"klrny ,l-"4,rves mnc'h 'eredit
for the; tast.e displayr'ed in the embellishment of
his jewe'lry es.tab,lishment.
lRoad Navra's Invitation to the China Palace,
ion't fall to hear the last or,orrert of the Ger
man ItBand; an oxr',llent programme will be
Lar.e r.redit satl of 'ilk vrlvet-s by Vinnent &
Co. this day at Ii', o'look,. without reserve. See
adverti.-mer: nt.
Mr. If. G. Hester, the Secretary of the Cotton
Exctiange., has our thanks for a neatly printed
and bound little book :ntitled "Our Merchant
Marine,." by Chas. G. hill.
Mr. George Ellis, the ever popular and accom
mrdatling newsdealer, opponit:, the Postoffee..
has planed us under oblivatir,ns by supplying.
us with late Western and Northern newspapers.
Read Navra's Invitation to the China Palace,
112 Baronne Street.
Friends, Ladies, Gentlemen and
We respertfully invite you to the opening oT
our beautiful and well-selected stock of
Boots and Shoes!
Consisting of the Finest
Ladies' and Children's Button Boots,
Bals, Ties, Slippers, etc.
Gentlemen's Fine Congress,
'Prince Alberts, Wire Screwed, Etc.
The Latest Style of
We guarantee satisfaction or no sale.
All we ask is to give us a call.
Burt's Button Boots and Laced Shoes
In the hope of giving you thorough saltfa'
tion, we remain, yours, truly.
112 Baronne Street.
P, 8.--We ~sarantee al arders lled to
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