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AN INTEIRSETING CA&LI )hill4 lix Yearn Old. Amlieted With a Crooked @pine, I. straightened in Thirty IMinutes. We had already given notice that yesterday at 9 o'olock Dr. Fllix Formento. Jr.. wJr. os omen and resiiince is on Espisnlade street. between 3)ourbon and Royal. would proneed to straight ln. by ~a nio.s op1ra.ndi never yet tribd here. the crooked vertebral column of a young child, gix. years of age. This intlrn tlng surgaiaLoperation took plan. before a number of eminent phlsicians. among Whom we remarked PIr. (laudet. and his eoDphew, a young and promising physielan, *ad Dr. Trudeau. The reoss was also well represented. Thore were also present somne persons curious to wit elss the operation. together with two or three parents of ohlidren nllmioted with disease of the lpine. and wbhlooked on with much anxiety previous to trying the same operation on their slioted , ITapring. At 2:tO o'clock the chbll was brought in by his pL.ents. who are Italians, natives of Genoa. and very healthy looking. The patient is a little fellow six years of age. with dark hair and Sptressive black eyes, whose expression is one of patient and helpless suffering. Dr. Formento, assisted by Dr. Trudeau. then aroeeeded to hang the little fellow in the man ner described in the DsMOOaAT of the twenty seventh ultimo, and In the address of Dr. For , e nto. which we give below. The boy. when left to himself, assumes a stooping position. elevates his head, stiffens his dorsal muscles, and places hisutands on his thighs to walk. in order that the whole weight of his body and head should be borne by his .rms in the position described. The patient was then placed in the apparatus and hoisted. Immediatelr he gave a sigh of relief, and mse ed perfectly satisfied with his novel post t o . . . . . "in outline of his deformed spine was taken means of a flexible metallic bar, and tran eribed on a niece or paper by following the rvatures with a penll previous to the hang g of the pa tent. After Ikh little fellow had suspended (for about ten minutes) the outline of his spinal column was takenand the drawing, compared to the previous one. show Sa onsiderable Rain of straightnese in the vertebral column. At this stage of the proceedings bandages re wound around the boy (who seemed per tyhappy in his extraordinary position . and alf an hour he was taken down and put to where he slept like a little Trojan for at east an hour. All present seemed hi hlhlv n in the o nralion, wlich was ably and eat lly conducted, and which. if success will induce many whose obildren are toted with spinal diseases to come to the or for a cure. n the operation was over and the child e. sleeping peacefully. Dr. Formento invited Sresent to step in his parlor where he read e following Instructive and highly interest I' essay and reflections on the diseases of the lpe., commonly called "Pott's disease:" A raw RhiMAiBR ON Rt'INAL DI)t5AHEA. There is a disease that affects the vertebral -mn and which is known as "Pott's disease" eojle spine, from the physician who first stdied and described it with accuracy. It. is -Ia canlied "posterior and angular curvature." use it produces as a secondary result a aurvature and convexity In thespine. taid dis ea. Oonslists in an inflammation of one or more Vertebra, with subsequent softening and disor a.imsation of the spinal column. A fe remarks on the vertebral column, the of the disease may be necessary here in er to better understand the operation and is treatment. The vertebral column consti tuate the type of that great division of the ani al.kingdom. the e'riebraie to which it has va its name. In man it In the first devel e rtion of the skeleton, the fotus present gI its rudimentary state the form and ap m. loe of a comma, which as nothing else the primitive formation of the vertebral ne~-an-column and centre of the whole hu man frame. The vertebral column of an adult is composed of twenty-four bones, called rer bre, and twenty-th intervertical carti Sindependent of the sacetrn and cor.x. lhb are the continuation of the column. Tlis luma. with the bones of the pelvis at its base, and the twelve ribs on each side, united by the -rm con titutes a cavity in which are con tlfnedll the important organs of life. with the cption of the brain. lodged, as you know, in eratitan, or skull. The certebra consist of different parts eepa rated in early life, and which become united or fixed so as to constitute but one bone in ad ed life. The central portion is called its y, and presents an opening which forms by t e juxtaposition of the vertebra and their elose connection with each other, a continuous cavity or canal which contains that most im _%ortant organ, the medulla, or spinal marrow. Pom the bo dy of the verte,'a projects on each side and posteriorly that part of the bone called paverse or spinous processes. hese processes are firmly attached with the illa on both sides. The bodies are of a light sot, songy and elastic nature, better adapted to rotect the spinal marrow and receive con uions without injury; the processes are of a denser and harder structure. To guard still more against concussion, nature has placed be tween each vertebra an introvertible cartilage which not like an elastic rubber cushion and prevents too violent concussion or jarring to be trLasmitted to the brain and medulla. The cartllages are so elastic that when pros sure is removed from them. they will return to their original thickness. This propriety of introvettilbleccartilages explains In some de gree the fact that a man is eventually better in ling than when he goes to bed at night after standing all day. By the juxtaposition of the transverse processes of the vertebra is formed the vertebral foromen lwhich gives passage to lesnal nerves, which take their origin In t e nmedulla and are distributed in the trunk and the extremities. These few remarks are sufficient to show the immense role the vertebral column plays in our system and to better understand how an Injury or disease affecting it must necessarily seriously affect the nerves and organs that take their rise from it; and secondly, the different organs to which they are distributed. For many years, and up to the present time. Poet's disease was considered by the profession at large as a constitutional affection of tubercular nature. To convince ourselves that it is not always so, not necessarily so. ae have to remember that a great many persons affected by it live to an ad vanced age, greatly distorted. It is true but on jOyintolerably good health, and to bear in mind. ao, that local treatment alone, in most cases. effectsa cure. It is very often, not to savy in most eases the result of a fall or blow, or injury or concussion, occurring in young children be fore the different parts of the vertebra have be come united, when the parts are soft, spongy, vasncular. and more prone to inflammation than at a later period in life, We observe it more fro quently in children of reckless and wild dispo sitions. and as a consequence, more frequently among boys than among girls. Pott's disease" exists long before distortion has taken place, although this deformity con stitutes for people in general the whole disease. It can often be discovered before the curvaturq is formed. Numerous and varied symptoms occurring in regions of the body, whose nerves take their origin in the spinal marrow at points corrresponing with the seat of the dis eased vertebra, will lead an attentive physician asuspect and find out the cause of the trouble. These symptoms necessarily vary according to the seat of the disease. When it is in the neck te patient will complain of the difficulty of swallowing, of choking sensation, of coughs. W hen the disease is in the region of the back. or lower, there will be symptoms of indigestion, of flatulence, of worms very often, etc. If in a patlent preeen ing any of these symptoms, no disease of the lungsstomach heart, or other organ can be detected to explain them, disease of the spine should be suspected and the verte bral column well examined. It is to be noticed that at the commencement of the disease there is a change in the appearance and behavior of the child, which is the characteristic of the dis lnatinctively, the whole care of the poor child is to immobilize his vertebral column, in keep it erect and guarding against conoussions. joint of the lower extremities is bent. the thrown back, the muscles of the spine rig. contracted to orevent motion between the In walking, the patient will reach ora support; reaching from one piece of fur aiture to the e.ther. or resting against the wall, or (as in this case) he will sustain the weight of his head and body through his arms resting on his thighs in ord.'r to liuh:en the pressure on his diseased vertebra. The ber way ti ex amine the p..tilent is to lay him uero=s ,on lap. tace downwards. and then g;",!uall se-ara'e your thighs. You will flnu tha' by so dotin the child ir'gri &'ly r:,lieved: by brincin your legs together th. patient wilt-teem to eilf-r. These syvnm. vu. then. b.tore any uleers or deformtrtris det eted,' 'lead the discot~very ud ? * ' F patient. wsb&' 'W E ti barbarous treatments are now fortunately passed. Rest, complete and absolute, in the horizontal position, removing all pressure and muscular contraction. would oonstltute the treatment. par ercellence, if it could be possible to accomplish a cure in a few days or weeks. But this is Imrposslble. The great desideratum is to secure reel of the spinal column, to prevent or correct deformity, and at the srme time to allow the patient the benefit of exerliso in the open air, thereby im prtylna his aoneral hcralth tnd giving nature a chanco to effect a core, Many Instruments have been invented for that purpose, hut none up to now have given more satllantory results than the one we have before rui. I speak of thi' piaster of Paris dressing. The Introduction of this pllan of treatment in prai'Mce end its gon eralltiuitlon is due to the untiring fiTorts of Dr. Havre s. of New York. who, by his numnrous writings nod prnatietl demolnstrations both in tis oluntry anid in England, has caused It to bie genorallly adopte'd. Shis tpln Ister of Paris apparatus consists in ennlrolinrti completely the trunk from pelvia to, axilla wllt h plater bIandageln. such as Iare used for a hr iktrn leg, and koeoping this plaster cutl rias on until the spinal column is comipletely solllilflnd. l'revious to applyinig these bandilues the spinal column hasto be somewhat straight ened,l. and this is done by hanging the patient by his chin and occiput this arms being also supportoed) from bands so constructed as to fit exacoly the parts to which they are attached. These bands ate fixnd to a rope which is de pendant from the cilling. The patient being then suspended, the band ages are strapped around him with thluid plan ter of Paris. which so, n solidifies and forms a perfect cuirass around the trunk. In a quarter of an hour the patient is taken down and, shoild the plrster be dry.he can walk about with perfect ease and freedom. Whien the doctor HAD DOSIT sPeAlRINt all went, on his Invitation, to the next room, where the child'was sleeping soundly, quietly, and breathing easily. In a few minutes the child awoke, and looked around wonderingly at the many faces eagerly bent toward him. The doctor took the child in hls arms. and. putting him on his feet, bade him walk. In stinctively the poor little tinol assumet the usuli painful position of bolding his hands on his thighs, but being encouraged by the kind doctor, who held a shining silver plece aloof. and retreating at the same time. the child ad vanced WITH FIRM STEP AND EnRYrT BODY. and walk three or four times around the room after the doctor. All present were spell-bound with astonish ment at seeing this child, which f ,rmerly could hardly drag his feet along, now, one hour after the operation, walk and step along as freely and uncoucernedly as a healthy young roarer of his own age. Truly this operation is wonderful, and will make an epoch in the annals of isurgical science. CCtCOOL TEACHBRM' IBETIIVN. The regular meeting of the Teachers' Asso ciation of the public schools took place yester day at the Central High School. The presildent. Prof J. E. E. eaman, called the meeting to order. The roll call showed a quo rum present. ' he minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Messrs. Termlnn and Volght were unani mously elected members. An m'ssay on "The Benefits to be Derived from Teachers' Associations" was very ably rendered by Miss M. E. Pursell. Miss C(hevallie offered the following resolu tion: Re.itlespd. That the following article be added to the constitution : "The association shall be called both literary and benevolent. A journal shall be published, concerts, leotures and fairs given for the purpose of ralslng funds to carry out the benevolent feature." The president then announced that the sub ject for discussion. 'The Benefits to he Deorived from Teachers' Associations." would be con tinued at the next meeting. Mr. Dullho. Mr. Wayne. Miss Chevallie and Mrs. Easton were appointed to conduct the dis cuselon. Prof. Cron was appointed to prepare an essay or address for the occansion. and Miss Plursoll to take charge of the muslc-. The meeting then adjourned. THE POLICE BOARD. A special meeting of the Police Board was I called last night and Corporal O'Brien and Ofl er Patterson. of the third precinct, were tried on a charge of malicious and willful imprison mont, preferred by Administrator Rengstorff and Mr. Heldenhain. The testimony for the prosecution was to the effect that while Messrs. Itongstorff, Helden hain. Potthoff and Maler were conversing on Canal street near the corner of Royal, they t were ordered by the accused to move on, and t upon expostulation with the officer they were arrested. roughly treated and taken to the Third Precinct Station. On the other hand, the testimony for the defense was to the effect that Messrs. Heidenhain and Rengstorff were bols terous. and Heidenhain especlaily; that he was very much excited and that the officers were justified in making the arrest. On motion of Commissioner Johnson the charges against the officers were dismissed. All the commissioners voting yes, with the ex ception of Mr. Knller who voted in the negative. On motion of Mr. koller the resignatoon of Officer Patterson (sent into the board before the trial) was acec 'pted. A WAR REMINISCENCE. The boys of the First Louisiana Brigade were fond of Gen. Jubal Early. but at the same time entertained a sort of half-way grudge against him (as old soldiers will do). on ac count of his always getting them in the most awfully tight places. Soldiers will have their revenge. so when Gon. Early would come rid ing down the line on his shamb:tng gray pony. the first man on the right who saw him would exclaim in stentorian tones: "Dar hel" Where upon, way down the line. on the left. some fel low would hollow in response. "Whar he?" And as the General would come down the line the whole brigade in chorus yelled out "Dar go old Jubal;" and Jubal would make them see sights for it when the time came. FRANK FEHR'S BEER. For a sample of this excellent beer we are in debted to Messrs. Miller & Dielmann. so and 64 South Peters street, who are the agents for it n this city. Frank Fehr's brewery, which is located in Louisville, Ky., is one of the largest in the United btates, he having expended a vast am >unt of money in procuring all the require ments essential to obtaining the highest degree of excellence for his beer, and that he has been successful is fully shown by the great demand which has shown up all over the country. This celebrated iottl d beer has a freshness, purity and tone commending it to the public, and as Messrs. Miller & Dielmann are advertising to sell it at low prices and offering special induce ments to jobbers, we advise our readers to give them a call. THE CONTRABAND CHILDREN. The following gentlemen are requested to serve as reception committee. They will report to the chairman at 7 p. m. Monday. May 13.1878. at the theatre: E. C. Payne A. K. Brown, W. A. Fauche. W. A. Willams. E. C. Viilore. Ashton Phelps, A. B. Wheeler. George Denegre. Joe Given, Geo. C Preot. T. C. Hanna, N. D Coleman. Jr., C. A. Smith. W. E. Leverich, Jr. J. DEAS HUGER. Chairman. The Anchor Line of Trans-Atlantic Steam ships Is one of the largest and best of the many that sail out of New York, and is a great favorite with our Southern people. Our highly esteem ed fellow-citizen. Mr. Alexander Hay, of the firm of Hay & Mehle. is the agent here, and will give every information about rates and se cure staterooms for those who contemplate a voyage across the ocean. For comfort, speed. and superior accommodation we can safely re commend the Anchor Line. See their card in another column. Suit will be brought against all attor neys, physicians, brokers, merchants, liquor dealers and others owing license or personal property taxes, without tur ther notice. J. R. Walker. D. D. S.. 154 Canal street. Moet & Chandon is neither too sweet nor too dry. No hotel in this country or Europe is more thoroughly comfortable for families and ladies travel ue alon~, than the well-known Colon nade Lutll in Philadelphia. Pa. The Point Clear Mct'l having been entirely '"itt-d and every modern comfort attached. Ai offer greater itadoeteata thea ever th i .tcar. IfEALTII MATTERS. THE STEPm BEING TAKEN IY THE UNITED STATES TO ENFORIC QUARANTINE LAWS. I)r. John Mb. Woodworth, Surgeon (leneral of the United Mta.tes Marine Hospital Servioe, who has been in the city for several days, left on Friday for talveston, and expects to re turn by Wednesday next. ills principal misslon heor, It srems, was to) make an examination of the marine hospital service, and to securI a co-operation of the State Board of Health in the enfornement of quarantine laws, as well as to secure such in formation as he could relative to the Stato quarantine laws. While here, he consulted frequently with the ofliclrs of the Board of Health, obtaining all the Information possibleo In their power to communicate, and on his return, on Wednesday next, he will doubtless pay a visit to the Quarantine Station with some members of the board. lie brought with him a circular letter from the Treasury Department with reference to the weekly abstracts of the consular sanitary reports and other pertinent information. to be transmitted, under the provisions of the national quarantine act (approved April 29 1878), by the Surggeon General of the Unitsed States Marine Hospital service, to various Federal officers at the different ports and to State and m unicipal health authorities of the United States. Under the provisions of this act it was made the duty of consuls at foreign ports to notify the official named above of the de parture of any vessel for the United States without clean bills of health, as well as to mnake weekly reports of all vessels leaving and destined for the United States, the notl tication of vessels leaving with contagious diseases on board to be sent by cable imume diatoly. Section 4 of the act referred to above makes it the duty of the Burseon General of the United States Marine Hospital Service to communicate all such information to the State or municipal health authorities, send ing also abstracts weekly of the consular sanitary reports and other pertinent informa tion. In return the circular states that the de partment desires weekly reports from our health ofllicials, which they will give. Under this law and the effTorts put forth by the Treasury D)cpartment she Statn toard will be apprised of all Inform ~ ion derived from this sou rce. Dr. Woodworth will obtain such informsa tion as he can and return to this city, from where he will start for a tour through the gulf ports. WEITBER. AND RIVERWS. Yesterday's Temperature. The signal service telegraphic reports from other points, dated at 8:43 p. m., give the tem perature as follows: Cairo 700, Cincinnati 59. Davenport 50, Du buque 51, Galveston 74, Indianola 71 Keokuk 40Lacr5, Lacrosse I, Leavenworth 61, Louisville 63, Memphis 74 Nashville 72, New Orleans 70;, Omaha 43 Pittsburg 49, Shrevenort 74, St. Louis .5, bt. Paul 51, Vicksburg 77, Augusta 78, Corslcana 73, Key West 83, Mobile 78, Mont gomery 75 Savannah 75. NoTra- small amount of rain fell at St. Louis, Leavenworth and Cincinnati; six hundredths of an inch at Keokuk, where It is 1 still :1.43 p. m.) raining; nearly an inch has I fallen at Indianola, where a rain and thunder I storm was progressing at the same hour, andtr it is Impossible to say wlhether or not rain has fallen at Galveston on account of a mis take in transmitting the cipher report from that station. During the stA rm at Indianola the wind blew at the rate of thirty miles an hour. Stagre of the Rivers. Dally telegraphic report of the stage of watAer at various points, with changes in the 24 hours ending yesterday at 3 p. m.: Above low Change. Btations, water. Feet.ih. Feot. Inch. Cairo ......... .. ..... :l 2 to a Cincinnati............. 24 s tIi s Davenport.. .. ........... 6 4 4 Dubu ue ....... ....... 7 7 5 to Keokuk ....... .......... 8 10 1 Lacrosse............ 3: 4 to 1 Leavenworth... ... ... 11 Ito 4 Augusta .. ............ 7 0 to 4 Loulsville . ............ 11 Ito 1 Memphis ........ ......... 26 R to : Nashvilleo .. ............. 7 0 0 0 *New Orleans ........... 4 to I Omaha..... ......... to 1O 10 2 Plttsburg ............. 7 3 io Shreveport .... ...... . o o o Ft. Louis ......... ... ..... 20 1 to st. Paul .. .. .......... 4 a to 2 Vieki.burg ...... ......40 7 o 0 *Below high water mark of 1874. tIndicates rise. Indicates fall. Local Obsrrvations. (Corrected daily by L. Frlgerlo, No. so Chartres street.) Saturday. May 11 ....8 a. . 2 p. in. 6 p. m. Thermometer....... 70 80 75 Barometer........... 30.15 30.10 30.05 Weather fair. Prevailing winds- Northeast and cast. OUR MILITIA BOYS. Their Festival at the Fair Grounds Yes terday. The first day of the festival given by the First Regiment Louisiana National Guard. commanded by Col. Adolph Meyer, came off yesterday at the Fair Grounds. A goodly num ber of pleasure-seekers gathered to participate in the pleasures of the day. Up to the time the sports began the ladies and gentlemen occupied their time in tripping the light fantastic to the strains of delightful music. At 5 o'clock the sports were inaugurated by a trotting race in harness, mile heats for a prize of $25 in gold. Joe Shawhan entered Little S ar and Mr. Bonham entered horse Emma. Little Star took both heats-the flrat heat in 2:50!; and the second in 2:494. The second race was a running race for a purse of $15 gold. mile dash. The entries were horses Cannon and Jim Hinton. Horse Cannon came in first, and was declared the winner. The third race was a pony race. one mile dash, for a prize of $10 gold. The entries were Princess and Frank M. Princess made the mile in 2:42'., and coming in first, was declared the winner. The newsboys' race of one hundred yards for a prize of $i 50. gold, was carried off by an ur chin not half as larse as some of his colleagues. When the racing was over the spectators re turned to the Art Hall. and the dancing was resumed. But look out for to-day's sports, for there is fun for all. There will be mule racing, foot races, running, trotting and pony races, a walk ing match, and other sports too numerous to mention; so don't fail to go. COMPANY D. Their Festival at the Railroad Pavilion Last Night. The popularity of company D, German Regi ment. both as a military organization and per sonally as gentlemen, was manifested last night at the Railroad Pavilion, New Lake End, where the company named gave a soiree or summer night's festival for the benefit of the company uniform fund. To make the festival interest ing to the eye of the visitor the committee on decoration had swung from the ceiling and sides of the main entrance to the pavilion rows of vari-colored Chinese lanterns, while the pa vilion itself was a glare of light from the many flambeaux and patent gas torches placed on the lower floor, as well as upon the "hurricane de -k" of the building, and that the beaux and belles appreciated the decorations was mani fested by the many expressions of satisfaction heard on all sides. The early evening trains carried out crowds of pleasure-seekers. until the utper deck or danc ing floor of the pavilion was actually crowded. and even though the dancing space was fully a quarter of an acre, there was scarcely room for all who wished to participate in the Terpsi chorean ex rcises. To make the affair more complete the cater ing committee arranged for an excellent sup per, which was spread on the low.r floor, and the keen appe ijes made from the open air dancing left no room to doubt, when the tables were a taoked, but that the good things placed before them were duly aDpreoiated. The dsn.ina ws kept up until midnight, under the dretoa of te or er, rlaa~rtr i1. ~~~nf~l, It is proper to say that the floor committee did not con ie themselves, as is usually the cae, to filling the sets and securing places in sets for couples, but made it agreeable for the unac qualnted young gentlemen by nlotroducing Ihem to the ladies. thereby contributing to the -leasure of both and adding to theosoclablhty of theoccasion, which was a rcomplete success in every respect, as only our German friends know how to make It. TIE 11ULKR ACgE. A mass and a prayer now, good gen~Jnmen, For such a bold rider's soul."-IOld h Inlad. lIe sat at the club window, looking out on Canal street. his dell'ate patent leather number nines displayed with a Greclan posn on the arm of a chair; his sort mIouttachen Ifluttered in the bland south wind, and from his lIre the fragrant smokn of a newly lighted Ilavana drlft ed upiwards in curling wreaths to Ilheaven, Heavy lines of thtoulght corrugated his brows, and the firelight of ambition gave glamour to his eyes. Visions passed before him, visions of glory and hard-earned laurels upon the dazzling car lIo of the race course, long-eared mules with limbs dnellate and deer-like flitted before him in glnrlous phantasmagorla. He saw himself in dreams, uvrhals, soon to be realized, the flery, untamed hybrid, whilst to his ears came the echoilng muslo of ladies' voices, and before his eyes flltted the snowy and fragrant folds of their embroidered handkerhiefs. Ills was the ambition to do or die. In his youthful dreams he was oblivious of the amluscaded dangers that beset him. The mule, according to natural history and sacred traditions. is not a safe animal. Many a hold rider has been un seated, and many a gaily bespangled youth has had his gaudy colors besmeared with mud and dust, owing to an overweening confidence In his own prowess and a delusive faith in the ani mal which he bestrode. But these are only ae cidents, and the oftener the rider falls the bet ter are the ladies pleased, for any man can ride a mule, but to fall gracefully therefrom belongs only to the few. On Saturday next, at the Fair Grounds, eleven rivals will contest with our ideal friend for the smiles of beauty and the prize of prowess. We do not wish him, or any of them. any harm. but the more of them that the vicious mules will get. away with the better will be the sport. Hurrah! for the lucky man who first gets under the string, say we. CURTOMI-HOUIE NOTES. Pension Agent McMillen is reported to be at Cincinnati, pulling wires between that city, Columbus, 0.. and Washington. TheNash-Antoine Influene is snild (among their own friends) to be the only influence that can afTet tihe mind of the great family descend- t ants of Mrs. Ponahontas. According to private dispatches received yes- I terday the most, prominent candidlat. for the assistant treasurership is a Mr. Lee, of the par- I lah of Iberia. E The reeilpts (of applications for positions) at. I the. ncllector's offI.ce yesterday aggregated 25n, i all of which went into the waste paiur biask-rt. Of the number recoived 290 were from the Smith family. Consul Packard was at the (Cuistom-House yns torday, and was called u pon by a number of his friends. Itumor has it that tie has not yet se lected a person to act as his secretary, although it is known positively that he will accept thl position tendered him. It, was stated at the Custom-House lnst even ing that the new Collrctor, lmith. would on to morrow ille his bond and enter upon the dis charge of his duties as collector of the port. t GOn. Anderson. Special Deputy, will. it is t thought. Ieave the city in a day or two for St. t Landry parish. Mr. Carter, special agent of the Interior De partment, returned to the city on Friday even- I Ing. and was at the office of the United States I Marshal yesterday. He denies the statement. that he ran away from Calcasleu. and says he left there not until his businerPs had been ar ranged and his duties called him here. He states further, that on arrival at Lake Charles. two days before the arrival of the special agents on the Dix. he surrendered him self to the sheriff, and gave bond to appear on a charge of trespass, and that., although there nearly two weeks, no other move was made in the court, that he knows of. againsthim. else he would have remained to give bond,. which he could furnish without difficulty. and is rrady to return. If necessary, as soon as his offlicial business is completed here. BEHIND THE SCENES. It was our good fortune to be present last ! evening at the Opera House at the rehersal of the tableaux to be presented at the coming en tertainment for the benefit of the R. E. Lee Monumental Fund on Tuesday evening next. The grouping of the figures was at once grace ful and effective. The capture of Fort Ticon deroga, the march to Valley Forgo. Washington at Monmouth, Moll Pitcher and the Ba'tle of Bunker Hill were all most spiriterd pictures. and will, without a doubt, be roeeolved with the applause they will deserve. The members of the Continentals and those of the Washington Artillery who assisted, used as they are to handling the ritie. In the diIffrent transformations showed a remarkable quick ness. and the changes were so rapid one could hardly hnlleve the same figures In one tablearn were thosR in the transformed scean,. From what we saw last night we can promise a rich treat to our people on Teasday night. MHIg LOUISE DICKSON. This young lady, whom many of our citizens will remember in connection with her father, the late 0. Rant. Dickson. of Jackson. Miss. made her first appearance, with Goo. Itignold, in Henry V. at Ford's Opera House. in Balti more. in Hoptember. 1875. Since then she has played in the companies supptorting Edwin Booth. Raymond and other cenlebratred artists. Miss Ilickson is young, handsome and talented. and, with these qualifications, must succeed in her chosen professlon. Many of our prominent citizens have pre r sented Miss Dickson toe opportunity of making her debut in New Orlneans, and we have no doubt that the occasion will attract a large and bril liant audience and prove enjoyable in every way. THE CONTRABANDS. The children are again in our midst and will + give a grand performance to-morrow evening at the Varieties Theatre. We have soon some of them and they all appear to be in splendid trim. The public may certainly expect much from them. They have a reputation to sustain and the power to keep it up. Their programme. as publhshed this morning, leaves nothing to desire, and we are sure that everybody will came up to see the fun and contribute to the benefit of the Newsboys' Home. BILOXI SUNDAY EXCURSION. An excursion train will leave the Mobile depot at 8:45 this morning for Biloxi and the various intermediate coast watering places. At Bliloxi there will be target shooting for a silver cup. offered by Montross. for the best military sore at 200 yards off-hand, and that, with the other coast attractions, will undoubt edly cause a large hegira of offr citizens Biloxi ward. Tickets for the round trip will cost but one dollar, and can be had on the train. For recreation, pleasure and real comfort go to the Point Clear Hotel. This popular resort a will be open on the fifteenth of May. Discount of 2 per cent on State taxes paid In May. A rare chance for any one desiring to invest S2500. See advertisement. r There is no place likethe famous resort, Point Clear, for genuine pleasure and comfort. Staub continues to occupy the first position a among the newsdealers. At Goldthwaite's book store on Exchange Alley. near the corner of Canal street, he keeps all the latest dailies and , periodicals, among which we can mention: The New York Herald. Weekly Sun, Harpers' y Bazar, Harpers' Weekly. Frank Leslie's Ilius e trated newspaper and the inimitable Puck. e BSu ERW n WIEs.--Now that warm weather is coming we naturally east our eagle eyes about a for something that is cooling and refreshing. To meet the requirements of the s-ason we f know of nothing that can surpass the pure, rfruity. delicious wines manufactured by the Kelles's Island Wine C ,mpany. They embrace a a large variety. and are great favorites with all r whohave given them a trial. Messrs. bhrop shire & Co.. 18 South Peters street. as the agents, and they d-clare most positively that they will sell their w:nes as cheap. if not - cheaper, than any orther brand of first-elass na d tive wines crn be purchased in this city. r We know the agents and have tested their a wines, and take pleasure in iulorsing both. We understand arranaPmemts have b en made Sby the proprietor of Poi't Clear to have tele Siramphie oommuaniatiO. with Mobile thts m .3esOaf. CEIALMETTE CEMETERY. AN INVITATION TO CONFEDEBRATES TO DECORATE TIE (GRAVEN OF UNION $OLDIER1i. Thn decoration of the graven of the dneaaed soldiers of the Union army will take place on the thirtieth instant, at Chalmette Cemetery, and in relation thereto the following ,'or respondence wa Dpassed, which explains irtslf : NEw ORLEgANR, May 10. 1878. D)ear Capt. Hambola : lnroin I incloan to you a enrtifled copy of a resolutio~ n adoptedt by Jsoeph A. Mower Post No. 1 (rand1 Army of the fleprub'lc, last nvning, and I e(rdially Invite youl and your (!omnmantl to 'accept the Invitatlonl. I should call In person If my oflclal tngangements would permit. Very truly yours. .IoIIN M. (. PARKER. 11 .A Q AI n'rnR IaN. A. MowaI PosT N. I, (. A. It., I)Dparrtmrnt of Louisiana. Now Orleans. May 10. 187R. At a reI'lar mooting of this post. helti on the ninth IInstlant, Ithe following resolution was unanlmonsly ypassed. viz I'.colrvl. That the military company com manded by Capt. Anthony RManbola bte and( they are hereby cordially invited to participate with us on Thursday, the thirtlieh Instant. In our annual decoration of soldiers' graves at Chat motto Ceometry. and that Comrade J. M. O. Parker be appointed a committoee to convey the wlshes of the post to (Cat. Hambola, Y. A. WOODWARD). Post Commander. Offlial: JAME;S H, Yotrl., Adjutant. lEADQIUARTERS FIFTH COMP'ANY, Regiment Orleans Artillery. New Orleans, May I1, 1575. To lion. John M. G. Parker: . liear Nir-The invitation presented by you on behalf of the Jos. A. Mower P'ost No. 1, (1. A. R.. Department of Louisiana, to the military nom paD ywhich I havn the honor to eommand, to par ticipate with you on Thursday, the thirtlith ia stant. In the annual decorarlon of the soldiers' graves at Chalmette ('emetery. Is accepted with pleasure. and meets with the hearty approba tion and co-operation of Col. J. B. Vinct. com manding the Regiment of Orleans Artillery. I avail myself of this opportunity to return to you the thanks and praise of this command for the noble generosity exhibited by you on the sixth of April just past (Shiloh's anniversary), when. as a body, you participated in the florli decoration of the Confederate Monument in Greenwood Cemetery. In this city. The tribute you then and there paid to our warrior dead. we will pay, a yn. and with inters st, to youlr dead heroes. The bitterness of war is over, and of the deadly struggles which marked Its course with desolation we will remember but the devo tion of patriotism and the splendid courage of true manhood. That terriblo struggle has Ieft both you and us a mournful legacy of little green mounds and soldiers' monuments, aRnd frgcttling the past the gray with the bluo will scatter over threm chavlets of bright flowers and do honor to the memory of those who sleep be neath thnm. I remain your most obehdint servant. ANTHONY 8AMIOLA. Captain Fifth Company Regiment Orleans Ar Lillery. ROARING ROSnTABOUT. .. Yesterday a lot of darkles, all roustabouts.were is brought up bnfore .Judge Miltenberger, charged p' with assaulting a colored contractor named t' Landry. From what they say. it seems that Landry hnd tried to defrawl these laborers of their wages, and they, becoming excited, had thrown stones at him and raised sueh a row that the whole batch was arrested and brought before the Second Rtcorder'a Court. The Judge discharged the accused, alter getting o( from them a promise to keep the peace, and from Landrv the assurance that he would not I" again attom pt to cheat laborers. PERMONAL. Capt. Aiken, the president of the Rid River Transportation Company. and Mr. M. W. Joyce at left here last evening for Washingon. armed with documentary and statistical proofs of the importance of improving the navigation of a Red river, which will be properly and. we hope. unce'essfully presented to the doubting Thomases of Congress. ... w 3REVITIE. a The deposits at the United States sub-treas ury yesterday aggregated 152.691 03. No steps will be taken by the State Auditor n looking to a rehearing in the New Orleans , Pacific bond ease. Gov. Nicholls has commissioned R. MeCutch ins as school director, parish of Caddo, vice Judge Sear, resigned. The Attorney General contemplates advising ir the State Board of Liquidatlon, that under the recent decision of the Supreme Court no prop erty bank bonds can be funded until passed d upon by the courts. A temperance lecture will be delivered at the ft Seamen's BAthel on Monday night, when an- ft other attraction will be a solo from the bugle of o Capt. Wm. Wright, United States Shipping Com- a missioner. The Assistant Attorney General is having d prepared to file for collection several thousand I tax suits for taxes due from 1872. 1873 and 1574, and for licena's of 1877. In one district alone C these suits will number 3000. Yesterday afternoon. atabout 1 o'clock. there n occurreod a disturbance at the head of the stairs immediately in front of the Fourth District t Court room. An attorney was knocked agains' the wall and Injured about the head by an old gentleman. No cause is given for the assault, A and no charge or arrest was made. The present petit jury of the Superior Crimi nal Court is composed of some of the most respectable and fair-minded gentlemen of this city. We learn that some parties (hard cass et now in prison for capital offenses have ex pressed their opinion that there is no earthly a chance of their escaping the penalty of their a crimes before a jury made up of such elements. S and are exceedinglyanxiousto have theif trials ti postponed to a more "convenient season." and F until they can have a more pliable "jury of I their peers." 1 On the twenty-seventh of this month an en- b tr tainment will be given by the ladies of the it Napoleon Avenue Presbyterian Church for the benefit of the church fund. The pastor, the n Rev. Mr. Wayn.e, is a learned and estimable gentleman, and has labored earnestly ant zeal Sously in promoting the interests of his little church. He richly deserves substantial en I eouragement and we hope our people will seize f. the opportunity afflrded by this entertainment C to give him a full measure. p At a meeting held on Franklin street. between Thalia and Melpomene, for the purpose of or ganizing a Democratic club in the rear of the first ward, it was resolved that the club be called the Franklin Rangers. and the following officers were elected: President, P. J. Sullivan; vice c president. Jos. Smakel: secretary. T. B. Law- t: rence; treasuer. M. J. Fltzmorris: sergeant-at arms, Eugene Morel. The Rangers will meet Friday, May 17. at s p m. in the Rainbow Hall. on Franklin street. between Thalia and Mel pomene, to which all residents of the rear of the first ward are invited. CITY ECHOES. ] Joseph St. Amant was landed in the Third c I Station. charged with having property in his · possession supposed to have been stolen. i t Coroner RancA yesterday held an inquest on the body of Capt. Spiro. and the jury returned a verdict of accidental drowning. · Christine Lubin was locked up in the Algiers t Station, charged with assault and battery and tear ug the officer's clothes. J ,hn Casev, charged with outting and wound 1 inc J. S. McClure. was yesterday discharged by Jludge Smith. the proseecutor failing to identify hip as the man who stabbed McClure. SJ. C. Scheff'l. at the instigation of E. W. Schef tel, was arrested and locked up in the Third t Sta ion, charged with willful and corrupt per lury. C. R. Van Winkle, a chap no relation to Rit I Van Winkle. the chap who went to sleep on a - mountain and not hearing the breakfast bell slept for twenty ye- rs. was locked up up in the I Fourth Station, charged with having stolen i property in his possession. I On Friday James Dally, while on the bark t Elliott Reasley, was struck on the head by the falling of the mainsail. He was removed to his residence, No. 54ss Tchoupitoulas street. where his wound was dressed by physicians, who pronounced it painful, though not dangerous. Have you paid your capital tax and license? A dinner is not complete without Moet & SChandon. Slightly Cut. t Between the hours of 1 and 2 o'clock yester I day a man named Joseph Gall was slightly cut with a eiger knife in the hands of his brother r HH nry. The difficulty took place in a yard on Roman street, between Bayou road and Bar racks. A Coroner's Inquest. is Coroner Rance yesterday conluded the in quest la the case of the killng of the dairyman. Pierre luDre, on the night of the seventh jn stant. and the jury returned a verdict of murer agninDt Henry Johunson, now in custody. Ti) testlmony eliocited was, the same as that rub lished In the D.MOOBAT on the morning follow ing the tragedy. Air'dentally Shot HlmseLf. At 7 o'cloc.k lat. evening while John Haydel wna handling an old shotgun at his residence, r ,rner of Espla.natde arid Rampart stree's, it was a'Pidltaily dlschalrgend, and the contents trlok ffeitt, Irl i lift arm, Infl cting a Dainful, though not, ia dlrnurronirt wounld. TilE C(OURlS. UNITED STATE' CIICUIT COURT. Charlne Itarmond and C(har. Troullly. oltizens of Frann, residing htrne. hawvo flied a bill in chnn.rr ry rigatint. A. I' Knott, Jul a Lirmore and Hlrrllon Hormann, r llliglug that they are stook holder In .r i.nralnce crroubanry called the tialarrnrnnr Insurnonr (ormparty, now ini liqul dArion, of willhd the r.hvre claimrn to ho liquida tore. and ilaihm tho right to colleot the assets of tihe tomnprany. The hill Dpriys for an Injrnotion to restrain said Knott., Linorn and Hrnrmann from collect ing the anCmts and also for an order for an ae cou nt. Judlae Billings left yesterday for a ten days' In thease of John A. Morris vs. E. A. Burke at ale. for an injunction to restrain the colleo tion of city anrm Htate taxes on the oapital of the IJlrdana lrtate Lotrtory. Judge Campbell yes trday argued on hohilf of the p aintiff in In iunction. He took the ground that by the charter the company paid In lieu of taxes $40ro,oo per annum. and that this was not a vio Itation of the article of the constitution requir Ing all taxation to be a.erpatble. He urged that the Lulilana Lottery Cmpany could not be con-ltered in the same llght as other corpora tions. there behng on'y one under the law, and whatever releases had been granted to it they couild not militate as regards inarqualltyagalnst any other corporation, tthrer being only one of the kind in the Ht4te. IHe read numerous an thorities to supiport his posltion. t F. Jones, Esrj., for the city, responded taking up the argument of Judr.ge 'a point bhy point. ItefIre he had completedhe case war adjourned for forther argument. SECOND DISTRICT COURT. RsUXtt5RR5ION OPKENED. Win. (Grren and Wm. Peterson. EMAN(T.ATION. Lewis W. Lyons and Wm. Cestac. FIFTH DISTRICT COURT. Joe. A. Walker vs, E. A. BIlrke, tax colleotor at, at.--Jon. A. Walker has filed a supDlemental pititlon in thlq rame. He alleges that notwith standing I hie writ, o rn i unnction heretofore lseued herein forbidding. ,trc., the Hon. Allen Jumel, Auditor, from drawing from the treasury of the t watr,. or warrarntimg to-reon for the appropria tlion of 10o.,.r, or arny part Ihereot mentiond in the thirtrnth sRction of the act drescribet it said petition, and from expending the same or tralt of the same, for the reilster to be mann facturrd or sleleRed by him: the said Auditor is now contrnrating for the reglsters and preparea tion to draw on ther trep-ury to coverthe ex pinse of same. Tins hbring In opposltion of the writ grantied bty the ciurt. petitioner prays that a uppl.mrntal and arrlrndlel writ of inAudtion Slatue dilrin;te no as i o Inc:ude the Auditor I p-ndln thrig . tr prr..eedings from any further f proc(redinte to onfor, seaidl act. SUPKRINOR CiIIWINAL COI 'T. The petit jury was called. CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS. Joe Catlrelt--I'Pladed not guilty, and remand ed until the thiricenth Instant, at 1o o'clock. Information against Jos. watzwiltaker 'leadiled not guilty. Henry lJohn-on and II. N. Gustavo--ontln nud indefinitely. ASSAULT AND BATTERY. John it Phillips--Plea of not guilty recorded and defendant remanded. SHOOTING. ETC. Vlnesnt liuja-I'lea of not guilty recorded and accused discharged under bonds of $5000. INDICTMENT FOR MURDER. Roman Marmoget.-Case continued to May 17 witnesses discharged until further notice and acctSed released on bond to await further pro ceedings. INDICTMENT FOR RAPE. Theodore Schefersteln-Case continued, wit neses discharged and aculsed remanded. The members of the petit jury were discharged until Monday at 10 a. m. A Dad Place For Wldows. Among the Nehaunes and Talcotlns, In dian tribes of Alaska. suttee is practiced as in India, only not to the extent of actually taking the life of the widow of the illustrious deceased husband. When a man dies the widow Is compelled to climb the burn! funeral pile and remain till the hair is s from her head. Then, half blinded and sufo cf ated, she is allowed to stagger from the pile and recover herself if she can. Among the Chuckchees the aged and feeble are put to c death, after the manner of the Hindoos. 1 Under the care of Dr. Sheldon Jackson, the Home Missionary Board of the Presbyterian Church has taken in hand the apparently dif ficult job of reforming these dIsagreeable persons and teaching them to live decent lives. Lady missionaries are called for, and the remarkable announcement is made that S$500 a year will support lady missionaries in Alaska. Jay Gould and the supreme Court. [Philadelphia Sunday Press.] A sickening rumor fills the air, and threat ens to still further depreciate the value of real estate. Some one has extorted from the ad ministration the secret that Mr. Justice Swayne is to leave the Supreme bench and that Stanley Matthews will go on it. Let's I see! Jay Gould contributed $75000 to the f Hayes campaign fund; Stanley Matthews is Jay Gould s attorney; the Pacific Railroad billwill fight the new funding act in court; in course of time the case will reach the Su preme Court, with Stanley on the bench-oh, no! It cannot be ! Sunday Excursion. Only one dollar by the Jackson Railroad as a far as McComb City and return. Leave New t Orleans at 7 a. m., arrive in New Orleans at 10 p.m. A Favorite Resert. e Since the DEMOCRAT'S Investigation and ex I posure of the filthy dairies in and around this city. quite a change has come over some of them, but we are borry to say the number is very limited; so long as they find customers for the milk they offer, no change will be made in . the disreputable practice of selling this article diluted with dirty water, and drawn from f scrawny half-fed cows. We had the pleasure of inspecting one of the nea est kept stables in the city yesterday. This stable is owned by Mr. Corbin, and is situated on Perdido street, near Baronne. The cows are all well groomed. sleek. fat and healthy, and the stablethroughout bears d a mark of careful attention. so necessary in a 8 dairy. Mr. Corbin furnishes the Nicholl's Lunch House. Camo street. with about one n hundred and forty gallons per day. This house d is at this time one of the most popular resorts in our city, for both gentlemen and ladies, at nlun h time; a great deal ot its patronage must be attributed to the good milk, cream cheese. d etc., to be found there on all occasions. I- Oddly enough, California leads all the y States of the Union in the matter of news papers in proportion to her population; for while she has but 850,000 of the European race, she ranks fourth, New York, Pennsyl d vania and Illinois beating her in the publicn tion of daily papers, her number being forty three, or four more than Ohio with 000,000 Sof people; fifteen more than Massachusetts, II where every one is supposed to read; fifteen te more than Indiana, seventeen more than Mis n souri, twenty-one more than Iowa, as many as Wisconsin, Virginia and Georgia combined, k and oight times more than either Minnesota, te Delaware or Oregon. is to For delightful shades, pleasant breevs and glorious surf bathing, go to Point Clear this season. B. T. WALanE.-We refer our readers to they advertisement of this well known and enter prising merchant. His stock of gentlemen's furnitsinggfoods is very large. and of avert superior seletion this s-ason. Parties in need of much articles will find an unlimited supply Sat Walshe's. Ir nt FIRsT-CLASS LAGER BEEB-At eighty an er ninety cent· per dozen for olnts; St 60 and fi in per dozen for quarts, delivered daily in al ur- parts of the city. N , refuse beer bottled. iend for circulars or send address, and I will showe how it is done. Export beer at very low prnes._ L. C. Arny, 26. 28 and 30 Bienville street. n n. d. B. Wacker. D.U.S.. I]ans atract.