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F) W 1 Xres EXCISE MAIDS-llN- wit
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l he Sialoons Clonsed-Formal eto
Against the Police Commis- to I
S ta to oet. Rleobnason. tur
S .--BSupt. Walling summoned pee
ee to headquarters last night, din
a-netruttons relative to the en- re
t excise law. He Informed them
4ding oficer of each precinct
t ostrictly responsible for the
rioemet of the Sunday law to-day.
r. of he steaniboat squal were di p1
t l the Dprecinct in cititzns attire
all officers guilty of dereliction of Te
llta more strictly enforced through
on any Sunday since the comn- i
the present raids. In some
aloon-keepers got knowledge of
the lie had been instructed to
, and at the majority of
lpecally those who have a ilcense,
was elosed.
red that Mayor Ely sent his formal
Robinson by the late train last
is nothing definite known. Mi
ding the extra exertion of the
lonly fourteen arrests were ro
s illdeaten of the Mexican Bor- h
der question. ri
i. Dee. o.--The Mexican border he
be thoroughly discussed in the
Saflter Conreess reassembles.
Ouse Mltary Committee will probably t0
to reprt within five days after Con- in
S IsCole . SBhatter, Capts. Young and b
aro, an Aut. Bullis will arrive here by
w , and will give testimony before the '
-.. -- 5t
Dec8.-Arrived: American ship Iof
d kolfleld master, from Liver- n:
Sto master; Spanish steamshipD o
ean master, at 9 a. m. from Ha
nO n aerFatman & Co.; British ship b
Up . 't, Denry master, se days from
Sballast, to Hllt Vaughan, (shes P
a total wreck, and was towed too00
S seao to the bar b.the ship Olive 8.
American ship Olive 8. 8outhard.
ker, 51 days from Liverpool, 40o tons
to maste. Wind east, light. No depart
T PAss, Dec. 23.-Arrived: Amerl
i er J. G. Whipple, Arnet master, s
ittill, cargo of fruit, to Jos. Torre;
ship Jamaican at 3 p. m.. Winder
os Liverpool, to Pfm, Forwood ,& Co.;
Sbark Imperator, Jensen master, 52
ull, In ballast, to master. Bailed:
City of Mexico., at o10:3so a. m. Wind
Weather foggy.
" At Chrletmas play, and make good Cheer,
.F. OChrttmas comes but onoe a year."
Dwell 4ith us now awhile, oh, spirit of Epl
I fer Ohtirhrttp cheer is the theme that is I
ear pen. The task we are about to
Is too solemn and momentous to be begun
.plaous invocation, after the manner of
which the "grand old masters" were
Saramend themselves to the "heavenly
they tuned their immortal harps
i lety song.r
mu s re the "tuneful nine" were noted as
I telWs, as our theme is philosophical 1
.lerl than tieal, we prefer to invoke the a
tlJ ,of the s age, whose creed was oompre
&ia.5e la the' 1.Junotion-" eat, drink and be
ry, fore to.mo w we die." For the nonce let
all sy to soula, e Luke the Evangelist said :
And I will say to nt soul, Soul, thou hast muchn
laid up for many years ; take thins ease,
a daink sad be merry."
I Ia aer to aid our readers in carrying out this
purpoe, we have put ourselves to
trouble--a most pleasurable trouble
*we though-to get up various menus, adapted
all sorts of tastes and purses. While engaged
this pleasant task we confes to
with the truest-hearted and most genial of the
lovers of good cheer, and even the spirit of
himself hath discoursed familiarly with
s· was his custom with the old Sybarites be
the Lencanian palms. There was Charles
b with his roast pig, his leg of mutton and
sad brace of game. We took a glass of
at aous sherry" he found on the banks
tf .the litaeUh with genial, hearty Thackeray.
th and Mounsey we have lingerd late,
i"or glae brightened with the pearls of
4 Aian steer," Or we listened to their reoitale of
t+ IrAClogph."
waa Tal AUTIIon OF " IO "
wl spent an exceptional evening, joining him in
ta elegant epast, the menu of which we cannot
ti in his own enthusiastic language.
:,bs ' We arrived at the - coffee-house
4 o a bright afternoon in the middle of
emb and found everything ready and ex
t; the turtle magnificent and finely relieved
by le punch, effeotnally iced; grilled salmon
I.ieply prepared for its appropriate lemon and
st.~r ; a-leg of Welch mutton just tasted as a
Sw ts.. reimembraner' of its heathy and hungry
M ims; woodoocks with thighs of exquisite delicacy
S, esaeno. 'deeply interfused' In thick, soft
o nwt; aq bmushrooms, whioh Nero justly ealled
th deskh of the gods,' simply broiled and
A~Lsly eprinhled with cayenne."
We ot forget the enthusiasm of our venial
over this last dish. "his trail,' said
he, m aenlly aeoounts for the flowers which
wes seen scattered on the sepulohre of Nero,
'when the popular indignation raged highest
sh.rpst his memory-the grateful Roman had
w e . his mushrooms under imperial auspices."
!hen, with hearty old
e w..nst a morning in search of an appetite, be
with the "lang gun," and we with "Muckle mou'd
" " ollowing his "ebon.spotted Fro," as she
Iidtsh4 with a "breast-brushing brattle down the
tgt." recover the game we brought down.
Am p our game wae one of those exquisite
i stt duoks, the Teal. "Yes," said old Chrieto
Sphe, wbhn he saw it " poetcal in its delicately
S spots a an Ind ia shell, and when kept
a. hour, roasted to a minute, gravied in its
, er wild richness, with some few other means
iad appliances to boot, carved fnely-most finely
-b$ rasor-hke knife in a hand skillful to dissect
.ad cunning to divide-tasted by a tongue and
paIlate both healthily pure as the dewy petal of a
in' rose-ewallowed by a gullet felt grad
t ol eO extending itself in its Intense delight
. . --nd reaslvedinto a stomaoh yearning with greed
and gratitude-Oh I surely the thrice blessed of
all web. toted birds ; the apex of Aplaiin Inxury;
and able, were anything on the face of this feeble
,arth able, to detain a soul on the very brink of
atb, short quarter of an hour from an inferior
S I. t are neglecting our task in the too en
mas.leg company of these oheice spirits, but we
~h mow come a nos moutons with all the better
pee after communing with them, though we
. i we shall give a better bill of fare than
S .s. 1 tO ed with the gentle Talourd. Here,
h J rb , a -breakfast, to begin with, whioh wle
gc . imslves with the belief is simply ee
Baw oysters.
E*e e eiawith Green anee.
Se a %1,i g .,''ý.titt owsr alade
1Lul ar~ ~ury~~u~m rW
it. An omelette a l'fspagnole, is one with green
peppers and tomatoes. The dressing for the
chops a la N+tlbise, is made by boiling onione
with such herbs as it may be wished to favor I1
with and then squeesing them in a cloth, the
rich, creamy sane extracted being poured over a
dish and the chops laid In it. The eauliflower is
cold sad dressed as an ordinary salad, with elil,
etc. This is a very expensive breakfast only as
to the wines, but these constitute the main fea
ture. For such people as have no care for ex
penses, we will now give the menu of an elegant
dinner given a few dkys since at Victor's Bestat- to
rant, and a better we could not suggest: St
sour. le1
Potage ala Rene. Sherry-Old Topaz. ;
Bonohe Salpicon; Anchovy Salad; Celery; Olives. 00
Tenderloin of Flounders, a la Orly; Snapper, in
BSaunoe Verde; Latour Blanche.
Filet of Beef, Pique a la Perigneux; Sweet Breads,
en caisse a Ia jardiniere. ti
St. Emilien. ui
Cauliflower, BSaunce Blanche; Asparagus; Green
Roederer. m
ROAScr. 1i
Mallard Duck, flanked with small game; Lettuce. t1
Charlotte Russe; Cheese and Jelly; Fruit; Nuts; ri
Chateau Yquem; Coffee; Cognac.
The recipes for any of these dishes will be S
given persons desiring them. We would give 0
some of them now, but our space forbids, as we N
have dinners to give for other people than the L
rich, who alone can afford such repasts. We will,
however, elucidate some of the professional jar
gon with which cooks and restaurateurs delight B
to mystify people not less than lawyers and doe.
Stors and other scientists. Flounders a la Orly, /
in plain English, means fried with tomato saunoe;
beef a la Perigueux is dressed with mushrooms
and Madeira sauce; the dressing for the sweet
bread a lt jardiniere cannot be so easily de- o
scribed; it is a sauce compounded of cauliflower,
asparsgus, green peas and such delicate vege
tables and herbs. Next week we shall give re
oipes for several of the various sauces-
mayonnaise, green, white, etc.; so we will pass
D over these now.
We will now give a dinner for people of means, c
D but who are not utterly reckless In regard to ex- 1
Pickles, Olives.
Boiled Red Fish, a sl Hollandaise.
Vol-au-vent of Chicken, White Baunce.
Venison Steak; Jelly; Vin Ordinaire.
Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese.
Green Peas.
Roast Turkey; Lettuce; 8t. Julian.
I: Rum Omelet; Cheese and Jelly; Fruit.
dC Ouffee.
In this menu there is one dish we wish to spe
cially commend-the cauliflower with cheese.
The dressing is made of cream and grated Par
mesan cheese, and poured over the vegetable
warm. It is very hard that any one has to count
up the cost for a Christmas dinner, but this the
i- very large majority of us have to do, and so we
is have another dinner that the poorest of us may
mindulge in:
in Beef broth.
of Baked sheepehead, tomato sauce.
Porter house stek, mashed potatoes.
I BSalad.
p RBum omelet.
Nuts, fruita , custard.
But after all good health and cheerful spirits,
81 backed by a keen appetite, are the very best of
is sauces and with these many a humbler meal will
be mace a feast on Christmas day. With these
we shall care but little for
be "Sauce, ragoats and sih like traehtrle,
at That's little short o' down right wastrie."
Many such feasts are now passing through our
fancy and flling us with a feeling far more kindly
ah and humane than any that have been aroused by
e, the contemplation of these more elegant spreads
we have been describing. In our mind's eye we
us see old "Trotty Veck" peeping in "Meg's"
to basket and guessing what it his pet has brought
de him. "There's nothing," said Toby, "more
d regular in its coming round than
ed dinner time, and nothing less regular
in its coming round than dinner. That's the
great difference between 'em. It's took me a
long time to find it out. I wonder whether it
he would be worth any gentleman's while, now, to
of buy that observation for the papers l" We think
th it is Toby, se we put it in. In the meanwhile
e- "ouby's" dinner comes, and we see him lifting
les the lid of "Meg's" basket to get a smell to aid
ad him in guessing at its contents.
of "Ah It 's very nice," says Toby. "It ain't-I
k suppose it ain't polonies."
y. No -." After another whiff, "It's-it's mel
ts, lower than polonies. It's too decided for trotters.
of Liver? No. There's a miadldness about it that
of don't answer to liver. Petitoes ? No. It ain't
faint enough for petitoes. It wants the stringi
ness of cooks' heads. And I know it ain't sanu
i ages. It's chitterlings I"
n "No. Why, what am I thinking of? I shall
eot forget my own name next. It's
iee TRIPE I"
of And may all the Tobies that have but tripe en
ex- joy it as "Trotty Veek" did his, and have no
red "Mr. riler" to come along and mar his enjoy
ion ment, as poor "Trotty's" was, by proving to him
nd that he had "starved a garrison of 500 men," and
Sa snatched his tripe out of the "months of widows
iry and orphans," because "the lose upon a pound of
cy tripe has been found to be, in the boiling, seven
oft eighths of arfifth more than the lose upon a pound
ledof any other animal esubstance whatever."
ud Then there is "Bob Cratchet's" goose and pud
ding--. But we must stop, for our lot is human,
lal and we cannot, like the brook, "go on forever."
.id . ----
The Dog Law In Virginia.
[Biohmond Dispatoh.]
TTnder a suspension of the rules the Senate
passed House bill repealing the law of last
session for the protection of sheep, etc., in the
county of Lee. Mr. Fulkerson said so un
popular was the dog law that the member of
the last House who had it passed was forced
to leave the county and go to Texas.
The Wonder Land.
Levy's Palais Royal, 137 Canal street, has truly
one of the grandest displays in Christmas
goods that it has ever boon our pleasure to in
spect. We were perfectly amazed at the won
derful and varied selection of attractive holiday
goods which fill this magnificent store from
basement to attic. On our tour of inspection
we strolled through the various departments,
and were met on all sides by the same fascinat
ing and enticing display of beautiful goods, and
our thoughts wandered back to the time Santa
Claus visited us in our boyhood home, and we
must confess had a longing to experience again
the extreme haopine-s that Santa Claus' annual
visit gave us. The Palais Royal has been crowd
ed for days by eager purchasers: in fact the
street just there seems to be constantly block
aded by those who would get one look into the
gorgeous windows of this mammoth establish
ment. These immense show windows are the
particular pride of the energetic proprietor,
Mr. Levy, who spared no time or expense in
making them the handsomest show cases on
the grand boulevard. In one of them is grouped
in the most pleasing manner a wedding party
in high life, the actors of which are the most
fashionable, fascinating and bewitching repre
sentatives of the doll world. Of course, every
bodrwill stop at Levy's; hence the jam at that
point on Canal street.
UpInt A BiALoox.-Children. take notice! The
Parisian Bazaar. 131 Canal street, will issue to
day, to all children who visit their Ostab
lishment, a betiful balloon. for which vdLthin
will be chara, Don't fall to be on hand early.
Remember place-Viacor Nippert's, 1A Canal
Mr. Win. k. bmdale b to asto e41 h
St ýtw
F1igres Won't Fib, But There Was No T
Geueral EIectlen This Year.
The question of economy in the administration e
of the sffairs of the office of the Collector of Cns
tome having been raised by one of the city papers,
k pecial Treasury Agent and Special Deputy Col
leetor Anderson undertakes to explain that his
administration, which includes Judge King's, of
In expenses as compared with those of 1876.
The article that stirred the Speieal Deputy up
intimated strongly that the pay roll expense bad
been largely increased, which, the Special Treas
ury Agent says, is not the case, although there
is some increase, owing to an increase in buet-l
noes sloes the report of the Custom-House Com
mission was made. Referring to the books for
187, and comparing them with the present year,
the Special Deputy finds the following amounts
charged to salaries, or, more properly, the pay
roll account for the last quarter of the year:
1876. 1877.
September........... $19,020 87 $12.861 17
October.............. 19.104 00 15,038 58
November............ 18,644 15 14,409 26
Dedember........... 19,457 83 16,344 67
Total........... $76,226 85 $58,653 68
Which shows that taking the last quarter as a
precedent the saving for the year would be $52,
719 51, but no estimate is made as to the prob
able increase had this been a year in which a
general election was held. There has been
months when the pay rolls of the Customs
offices proper amounted to $25,000, and that not
many years ago, and in former years the figures
have shown as high as from $45,000 to $50,000
per month, but this the Special Treasury Agent
does not think will occur again.
which seems to have disturbed the Special Tress
ury Agent, is the insinuation that hie Oustom
House has mulcted any of the officials of the
department of justice in the other end (diagonal
ly) of the building. This minor item was the im
portation of a box of mineral water, pop, or
something of the kind, upon which the law says
there shall be no duty levied. It seems, however,
that in "passing" through the system laid down
by law, the total Custom-House fees on the pop
amounted to $1 15 and he paid a bill of $7, which
the importer thought rather steep, This is ex
plained by the Special Treasury Agent as being
broker's charges and storage, or something else
not connected with the customs offices.
It is considered hardly equitable that the new
Special Deputy and Acting Collector should be
barnacled with these trfiinog growls so soon after
having assumed the Collector's mantle, but, as
will be seen by the furnished figures given above,
e he is
e and is willing to tackle anything when an expla
c nation is wanted as to his economic administra
tion of the customs office, and talks much more
freely on that question than upon Returning
Board matters.
The Gobbler Contest-Two Were Captured
and One Flew East.
Notwithstanding the prevailing weather yes.
terday the attendance at the Cresecent City Rifle
Park yesterday was larger, in fact, than for
months, owing to the fact that the military or
ganizations are taking a deep interest in target
practice, and second that there
to be competed for.
In the contest between members for the three
Christmas gobblers Dr. Howe, as will be seen,
won the first choice, J. M. Henderson the second
and up to sundown those who had tied in the
twenties were scouring the swamps and range
for the third, which by some unforseen accident
got loose, cleared the fence and started for king.
dom come.
The following are the scores made:
Dr. Geo. Howe...............5 4 4 5 4-22
Dudley Belph.............5 5 4 4 4-22
J.M.Henderson .............4 4 4 6 4-21
Jules Piffaut................ 4 5 4 5 8-21
A. Villarubia........ ....... 4 4 4 4 4-20
C. C. Lewis, Jr................. 8 4 4 5-20
B. 8. Leathers................5 4 8 4 4-20
Chas. F. Trust............4 4 4 8 5-20
H. Dupre ........... .....4 5 3 4 4-20
Col. John Glynn, Jr........4 4 4 4 3-19
Thos. McQiothy............4 4 4 4 3-19
E Bergeay..............4 4 4 3 4-19
Geo. W. Charleton.............4 4 4 4 3-19
This club was represented by quite a number
of its members. The leading scores out of a pos
sible 50, at 200 yards, off hand and with military
rifles (no sighting shots), being as follows:
Dudley Selph..........4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4-40
J. M. Henderson...4.....4 444 4 4 3-40
B.8.Leathers...... 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 344-39
Hy. Dupre............ 3 ...38 4 2445 4 4 0 4-33
P. Michel....................3 2 4 3 8 3 3 2 2 3--28
George W, Charleton.....8 3 4 3 3 3 3 0 3 0-25
C. O. Lewis, Jr...........5 0 3 2 4 0 3 0 3-23
The third competition by the Louisiana Field
Artillery team for the gold badge took place yes
terday at Frogmoor, and was won by Private B.
De Roux, as will be seen by the leading scores
made at the 200-yard target, five shots off hand,
with the military rifle:
B. Deox ............. ... ..3 4 4 5 8-19
R. F. Bohmntz ...........3..... 4 4 3 4-18
E. M. Meilleur.............. 4 5 8 3 3-18
J. B. Leveque........ ..... 4 4 5 2 3-18
E. Beroegesy.............. 4 4 4 3 2-17
M. Leaumont........ .....4 2 4 3 2-15
The Late Improvements in the Manufac
ture of Ice Here.
Yesterday noon quite a number ofthe stock
holders of the Louisiana Ice Manufactory assem
bled at the works, for the purpose of inspecting
the operation of the new adaptation of the Carre
process in freezing large blocks, weighing over
100 pounds.
The new process, which is the idea of Mr. A.
Michaelis, the chief ice maker of the establish
ment, differs from the old in this: By the old
process, blocks about two inches in thickness
were frozen, and then several of them were
placed beneath an hydraulic press and formed
into one solid block; by the new, a huge crystal
line mass, weighing 108 pounds, is turned out as
clear as glass and as firm as adamant.
With the small blocks it requires about three
t hours to complete the work, and in the larger
ones twenty-four hours are required, but thesar
i tg in labor and the production of a finer quality
of ice more than amply compensates for the dif
ferenme in time. The Carre process of refrigera
e tion is now too well known to need amplifcation.
ý- The principle upon whidh it Is based is the vapor
- iation of liquid ammoniaca ss, which Vapor
a abesrbs all beat surroanding the vessel la whicha
. it ls kept. In order to lrese the eee of
ia the aolds or famls are m tmersmd i a
I esai of brine, Wh6A s aast ag *
taining the smmoniacal gas. The congealing
commences almost at once and inside of twenty
four hours is completed.
Yesterday there wee exhibited a handsome dis.
play of effects in the shape of vegetables, fow
ers, fruits and bsh freren within these blocks.
The crystalline diamond like rays that were re
flected added muoh to the beauty of the already
beautiful boequets within their icy boundaries. o
The suceess already attained is so marked the ,
company proposes at once to adopt the new con
gealers, and next summer we will have pure
transparent ice from oarown fotory. c
After the interesting process had been exam- e
ined, a bountiful spread awaited the stockholders t
and their invited guests, and for some time Kr ug
frappi enlivened the artio regions of the frigid }
ice room. Toasts for the success of the improve- 4
ment, for the prosperity of the company, and a
host of others, were drunk with becoming earn
estneme, and a prominent member of the bar
suggeeted that the whole affair was a-n ice job.
The United States Army and Navy Ex
pected to Take Part--000 Men
Expected to be In Llae.
The arrangements for the military parade on
f the 8th of January next are now being made, and
that parade will, It is said, exceed even that of
the 14th of September last, as there will, in all
probability, be a greater display of uniformed
men. Gen. Behan's command, with the inde
I pendent commands under Colonels Glynn and
Owen, will form
n and the Mexican veterans will be invited to form
a part of the procession, and it is stated also that
e some of the United States army officers have ex
0 pressed a willingness to participate, with their
It commands, were the invitation extended. The
United States navy might also be represented by
a similar course, and as our own officers are only
too glad to extend such invitations, it may be no.
Socepted as a facot that the army and navy wi)l be
1- represented in the column on that day, and they
I- will doubtless be assigned the position of honor
on the right, or at the head of the column.
r, As yet it has not been definitely agrees upon
'n as to who shall
X. on the day named, but it is thought and sug
ig gested that the column be placed under the com
e mand of a Grand Marshal, as it is known that
Gov. Nicholls would not take command. Among
w those suggested as the Grand Marshal for the
eI occasion is Gen. Fred. Ogden, and should he de
er cline Adj. Gen. I. W. Patton will, it is said, be
as called upon to act.
e, The officers of the assigned militia, as well as
the independent commands, have held several
meetings during the past few days to arrange for
. the celebration, and from the latest reports it is
a- safe to say that there will be three thousand uni
re formed men in line on that day. Adj. Gen.
Ig Patton, some weeks ago, closed a contract with
the bharp's Rifle Company for 300 of their latest
pattern military rifles, and stipulated expressly
that the arms should be delivered herebefore the
8th proximo. That number with those on hand
and those already issued, willbe suaoisent to arm
wi and equip
enough, with the artillery, to make a handsome
s-. display on the day to be celebrated.
or- Elsewhere Mr. W. HI. Merkel, chairman of the
et convention committee of the Parish Committee
officially calls upon the delegates elected in the
Tenth and Eleventh Wards, on Saturday, to meet
in convention to nominate a candidate for Senator
ee to represent the Fourth Senatorial Dis
co, triot in the Leglellature, to fill the
the vacancy occasioned by the resignation
of the Hon. Jas. B. Eustis. The con
he vention will meet at noon in the court room of
ge the Sixth Justice of the Peace, corner of St.
ant Mary and Oamp streets.
How the Entire Carnival Week May Be
Made Attractive.
The suggestion made by the DEMOORAT that a
series of prize contests be inaugurated js
seems to meet with great favor among the mer
chants and tradesmen of the city, as well as with
some of the organizations alluded to in our
former article. Some of the members of the
Crescent Oity Rifle Club have taken their part of
the programme in hand, and will soon show a
programme for long range shooting that will at
tract the throng for at least one day.
The two gun clubs can, if they desire, get up a
grand pigeon popping tournament, offering
prizes that will bring here the best shots in the
country, and in that way entertain the visitors
another day. Then the
now partly arranged for, would bring to the city
the crack companies of quite a number of the
cities in the South, and would make the third
day agreeable, while for the fourth the steam
fire engine contest would be something novel.
To make these contests Interesting, somethin
"inviting" in the way of prizes must be offered
and were the various organizations to take hold
of the matter in time there is no doubt but that
ample assistance for the prizes would be ren
dered by merchants, tradesmen and others, and
once a success it could be repeated year after
year, and those who come here from a distance
could remain a week and be amused, whereas
now the Mardi Gras procession proper is the
great attraction, and but few remain longer
than to witness that
The railway companies are willing to run ex
cursion trains from any point in the South, and
our local railway officials can and would willingly
arrange with connecting lines to make excursion
tickets good for ten days, and all that is neces
sary now is for the interested organizations to
take the matter in hand.
O sing to the rainy weather of yesterday the
attendance at the grounds of this club was not
as large as usual, and only the active members
were present. Major Wm. Arms, Capt. A. C.
Smith, Mr. B. Maloney and several other mem
bers practiced at the 800, 900 and 1000 yard
ranges, for the purpose of raising a long range
team. No scores will be recorded until the new
members, who never tried their hands at long
ranges, have acquired proper positions, so as to
do away with hatching "goose eggs."
At 600 yards, offhand, the shooting was very
lively, but no official scores were kept, the shoot
being coofled to practice and private mataches.
beext unday the sixteenth eompetition for the
diamond championship badge will come off, and
the practice of the long range team at 800, 100
and 1000 yards wil be renewed
r At the It geemal meetanl of the lab the fi
werol e we slaed for the esin ear:
8N. Scria, Irus ris
a ~ M uarr
The dames of the tail races of the Orleans canal n
and Carrollton Avenue canal are in a precarious b
condition and needing immediate attention by the t
city authorities, so we are informed by Mr. Sam'l p
Burchfield, the Bienville street draining machine fr
contractor, who hae notified the city authorities in
of the hot. The lake is said to be very high at W
this time, and should a break occur at either of
the points referred to there would be a submerg.
ing of a large portion of the city. Administrator
Mcaeffrey will in all probability attend to the T
matter today.
Chief of Police Boylan again warns the people
against indulging in the dangerous practice of
discharging guns or pistols within the city lim
its, and reiterates his determination to arrest all
persons violating the city ordinances on the sub.
jeot, and to confiscate the weapons used in doing 1
An Interesting Ceremony in St. Alphonsus
Sunday morning the spasoious and beautiful
church of St. Alphonsus was crowded by the
faithful who came, not only from all parts of the
city, but from other States as well; some from
Chatawa, Miss., and others from Macon, Ga.
I The cause of this unusual gathering was that a
newly ordained Vriest of God was to celebrate
for the first time the holy sacrifice of the mass at
this church. At a few minutes before 10 o'clock
the Pt. Alphonsns Beneficial Sooiety, of which
Mr. R. . Bourk is president, and the St. Alphon- I
sue Total Abstinence Society, headed by our pop.
Sular young friend, Mr. D. H. Buokley, marched
from their hall to the pastoral residence, for the
purpose of receiving the young minister and
escorting him to the church.
This being done, solemn High Mass was then
eommened, the celebrant being the young oler
gyman, Bev. C. J. Burke, Bedemptorist, who was
assisted by the Rev. Fathers Girardey and Mo
After the reading of the Gospel, the Very Rev.
Father Neithart, the gifted young rector of the 1
B Redemptorist Fathers, ascended the pulpit and
delivered a beautiful discourse on the sublime
grandeur and dignity of the Catholic priesthood.
At the conclusion of the Mass, Father Burke
addressed the congregation briefly, expressing
his thanks for the kind reception given him, and
bestowed hie blessing upon all present. The pro.
cession having reformed, returned to the priest's
house, and then disbanded.
Among those present in the church were the
e venerable parents and affectionate sister of the
newly ordained.
Since the organization of the congregation of
I St. Alphonsus (about thirty years ago) this is the
r first time that an ecclesiastio celebrated his first
mass in this churoh.
will be celebrated to-night at the Cathedral. at
b the Immaculate Conception, at St. Theresa's and
t other principal Catholic churches of this city.
n Last night's Signal Service telegrams report
light rains at quite a number of points on the
Mississippiland Ohio rivers, and continued threat
ening weather, but not a spicolent rainfall to ln
dicate more than a temporary or local rise from
side streatnms.
As a rule, the weather at all points was exceed.
Ie ingly soft, the change in the temperature being
so small that our usual record is unnecessary.
Mr. McDonald, agent of Cal Wagner's Min
r strels, arrived in the city yesterday to make or
I- rangements here for the troupe. The minstrels
we will appear at the St. Charles Theatre Sunday
in night next.
The midnight Signal Bervice telegrams report
86-100 of an ineh rain at Shreveport laset night,
They Have Another Free Fight and Shed
More Gore.
The crowd of roughs who frequent the corner
of Tehopitoulas and Delord streets nightly, known
as the St. Mary's Market crowd, at half-past 10
o'clock last night became involved in a free fight,
during which knives and fists were need promis
cuously. It appears Mike Leary threw a rook at
Custar, which, however, missed him.
As soon as the rook was thrown, Custer called
on his supporters to stand by him, and instantly
the gang"went for Leary.
Leary made a break and after running a short
distance was stopped by some of his own crowd,
and both chiefs being well backed the fight start
ed in earnest. By the time the police put in an
appearance Oustar had received two slight
wounds in the right hip, while.Henry Burke was
out in the left hip. On the arrival of the pollee
Jas. Donovan was brandishing a knife and was
about to sheath it in Leary's breast, when the
police disarmed him and made him a prisoner.
Custer and Burke had their wounds dressed at
Kelly's drug store on Tehoupitoulas street, be.
tween Delord and At. Joseph. Onustar was after
wards brought to the Central Station, a his
wounds were slight, and looked up, charged with
fighting and disturbing the peace.
James Donovan was also looked up in the
same station, charged with being drunk, disturb
ing the peace and assaulting the officer,
For the larceny of a pair of rabbits, Henry Al
berteon was locked up in the Harbor Station.
A charge of pilfering sugar on the levee holds
August Nicholason a prisoner in the Harbor
L. B. Gethwerth and M. A. Smith were lodged
in the Central Station, charged with discharging
firearms within the city limits.
O. T. Selover a card writer by occupation, was
immersed in the Central Station, charged with
having willfully and maliciously destroyed the
door of Jose Martinez' residence.
Julia Narey, who chases a red flannel shirt up
and down a washboard for a living, was run into
the Central Station, charged by J. B. McCormick
with the larceny of a shoulder of meost.
Mary McCormick, alias Mrs. A. Kneef, was
looked up in the Central Station, charged with
being drunk and having property in her posses
sion supposed to have been stolen.
Douglass Brenham and George Williams were
arrested by Aids McDonogh, Pecora and Hen
nessey and lodged in the Third Precinct Station,
charged with picking pockets.
Fanny Karney, Annie Clark and Katie Thomp
son, alias Biddy Mush were lodged in the Central
Station, charged with having robbed J. F. Linden
of $1 10.
Louis Johnson was arreted and l]oked up in
the Second Precinct Station, chared from .iae
martion received, with having killed D. H. Ales
ander, at Pass Manobse on Janas 4, 8171, sad
also wth being aof5 tit e f .o t
The detectives are now vry by try t
find oat who sloe the ake of asep that hed m
be" used eae out of the aces of the Chief
Poles ; also who . was th, t er.saeI o the spesr
:I r's ba i.w balh valued at t neay-.ve s.e
the rear of her premises, and gave the alaen
which reached Mr. Carter, who resides next dear
below, No. 485. Mr. Carter at once hastened
to ascertain the cause of her outcries, but ram
three doors above, to Mr. Burke's, and furiously
rana the bell.
Thb summons was answered by the wounded
boy who, while hastening from the front door to
the gate, was confronted by Mr. Oarter with a
Mr. Carter called upon him to halt, whifh us
frightened the boy that be turned to oeek retit
in the house, and as he did so Mr. Garter iWl,
with result as above stated.
Mr. Carter says that he mistook the boy for t1e
The pollee singular to say, made no arrests
The wounded boy was attended by Dr. Tasas
and removed to the hospital.
Gilbert's latest London suocess will be prlW
duoed to-morrow at the matinee at the VarieM.e
Theatre for the first time in this city, introduetla
Manager Hall as an actor to our public. Mr. Hell
will appear in the leading part-the til role-
Miss Mary Davenport playing thatof Dolly Drae.
Mr. Hall has the r-pntation of being a graseful
and correct actor, which, combined with a pare
and sympathetic voice, promises well for his de
but. The announcement of his first appearasle
on a New Orleans stage has naturally exalted
much curiosity, and we have every reason to bhe.
lieve that there will be no disappointment onths
part of the frequenters of the polite theatre mhoe
aged by Mr. Hall.
Although there will be no performance tat
evening the magnificent vestibule of the theati t
Swill be brilliantly illuminated to give the foust
folks an opportunity to admire the splendid esl
hibition of toys which are to be given away at the
I matinee to.morrow to the visitors to the Varletiee,
among which will be seen the miniature equipa.t
I of "Banta laus," consisting of a handsome eat.
riage drawn by the trained goate "Dndear" sad
a "Blitzen," which will be drawn for at New Yeeti
" Dolly Druoe," the principal gift at the matise
to-morrow, will remain on exhibition at DantSL
ger's. Every child who visits the Varleties md
jhristmas and on New Year's gets a present, sad
besides a ticket entitling the owner to a chance kt
I Dolly Druoe or the goat team. Kit will be ot
hand to superintend the distribution of the toys.
drew handsomely at the Academy last evening
The pantomime will be kept on the boards daring
the holidays. Toy matinee on Christmas and O
New Year's Day.
s are billed for next Sunday night at the Bt. Oharles
e Theatre. Of course this signifies another grad
gift matinee on New Year at the Old Draty.
The Durande French Dramatic Oompany alB
appear at the Opera House for the first time thit
evening in Pol Mercier's exquisite comedy at
"Nlos Alliees."
left this city yesterday evening by rail foerIMe
phis, leaving behind them many delightful
memories. They were to produce "Lohengirla
to-night in Memphis, but it may be that sti
opera will have to be postponed, owing to tl'
failure of MissaGrimminger to catch the t :ds
last evening. Miss Grimmnlger, it will be reM
membered, slogo the important role of Ortead tI
S"Lohengrin." ,
Their Cost te the Comrmonwealth Warl g
the Riots.
[New York Times.]
NPHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19.-The report of ti
Adjutant General of the State National G u
James W. Latta, will be issued in a few
The amount of money required to payF t
soldiers who were called out to quell the la~
riots last July is nearly $810,000, pro I
the Legislature decides to allow full pa
the fractional month over fifteen days.. Bhoa
the troops be paid for actual service O '
$225,000 will be required. The feeding of t .
militia will cost about $110,000, and the eflt1
expenses incident to the r ots nearly $5006 (
The bills for the transportation of troops i
not all reached the Adjutant General' -
partment. The charges of the Philadelphiib
and Reading Railroad Company are ovre
$13 000. They transported a number of Stait
and United States troops who were called to
Reading to protect the property of the cor
pany. The Pennseylvania Railroad Compa.
has not yet put in their bill for tra..Lrtia
troops, but it is understood from offi og
the company that they will do so. The Peon
sylvania Railroad officials hold that it .m
the duty of the government to protect
property, and hence that they should bepdi
for transporting the troops.
What He mays of Hampten,
[Washington Special to the Boston Herald.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.-Patterson says: '
am satisfied that public opinion has changed
a great deal, and I might get a fair trial; blUr
there is a class of politicians there who atr
strongly opposed to Butler, and they lghl.
me because I supported him. They will h.t,
me if they can on that account. Wade Bao.m
ton did not want Butler elected. He would
like to vacate his present seat to get one la
the United States Senate. He thinklr he ck :
get there just at this time, but I don't intend
to give him a chance if I can help it. I shall
notgo there for the present. In a few days I
intend going to Pennsylvania, where I woll
rest during the recess and reuperate Matg
[Minden Democrat.]
The most obnoxious man to the people of
Louisiana that the Radical party ever gave
eminence to is the man whose name h ..l .
this article. The great leaders of the Unlts*
States Senate have outraged all decenoy by
voting this scurvy political bummeraSenatet
from Louisiana for six years. But we are
assured by the New Orleans Da3 oca~ that
while he was being voted a seat as i tor bYi
a Radical Senate, Attorney gdad nl.
Ogden was engaged in prea
ing information for a Grand Jo
to substantiate the title of that elnf
nent carpet-bagger to a cell in the . I.o-ie
ana Penitentiary. Nothing would please the
people of this State more than to have Etl
logg serve them six years in thessnl s ta .b :
instead of having him misrepresen ttheMio
what was once a respectable body. We wol .d
likeco see Kellogg, Wells, Andersoa Cam,
nave, and a good many others that hen
plundering and robbing the State,. .u lrL
James, with a convict jacket on, . gt! '
roads. Wouldn't it be serving theserig-ý
Gen. Twiwas' Sweia
[Washinaton Correspedandne Coeuti54 U5
In traversing the y
three swords presented Gm. f
Sta of Texas, the citimes of
then united States Cogreag ie
t e an war were sheesn ma
arasmeeted wr hde amg3,,
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