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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.
VOL. IV-NO. 159. NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, MAY 26, 1879. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. 7GIi GANL `IEIIIEONIA.2. juetion of SI. Pal rick's Cathe Ariil at New York Yes i erl sy. the Splenldor and Bolemnity of the Church of Rome Displayed on the Oceasion--A Great Gathering of Dignitaries. dew YonR, Mt ay 25. 'iThe ceremoni.l at new St. P'atriek'4 Cathedral were per red with all the splendor and solemnity cribod biy the IRoman a(athollle Church, mencilng at it) o'clock. The long procee conslated of aroiytes, choir boys, chant Sprliets, the rultrod blehopl, COloed by his $Inenee, the Cardinal, in full potiflcals. The Cardinal having said the prayer the lon mlrove'd around the exterior of the al anil the miale ohoir, boys and I' PsIng tihe antlhem "Asperust R A1' " and entireu talain "Misrere Meil)l s." iMe n his brh lrrinele swprinkled with holy water terio'lr walle. ''hen entering the build hthe great loor, iise Eminenco bless d altar aRi srinctuary, and passing around interior of the cathedral sprinkled the S ight ]evr. Ptricrk John Rytan, D. D., of TIi riotla and ('oad jutor of the tv. P. 11. KiniiockI D. 1)., Archllishop the provlhie of Ht. Louis, delivered the . The eelsbrant of the solemn pontlil lrer at 7 :311 i. II., was the Most Rev. i lbbon, 1). IL., Archbishop of the ce of laillinore and Prniate of the Wio Church In the United States. he vespers co',rmuerldi in the usnual man .nd before the psalms. The anthemIs, in nutmber, fromu thie oil.ce of a confessor, till sung, one bl'itr-e each psalm, by the rev chanters. lThe serlmon at vespes was rered by Right llev. John J. Keane, 1).1)., of Richmlonid, Va., aIdi Vicar Apostolic iorth Carolina. At its close the "Tantum " was siung and the day's solemnlties l with tihe onerl ioton io the Blessed Sa / e tickets attainable were sold readily t l and $3 aplec. jl blie Lover Wounds hile sweetheart and AttachL the Community. O iltoEVrILE, 0., May 25.--Last night biMaloney shot and wournded Bridget h his sweetheiart, for refusing tir Iiýl They had a lovers' quarrel and y, drawing his pistol fired it at the t wo.unuding her in thie shoulder. Then he It and diefying the authiorites, went up and dtown the street, threaten to shi it auybholdy who shoulrd attempt to him. Qults a crowd gathered on the twhlle tlhis was going on, and Maloney twice at D. W. Crane, a telegraph ope once at the conRstrable, and still again a Mr. Proentle, who was attending his dy brother, killed by an ahccilenit almost the moiment. Things appeareid to be lrow rieeperate under Maloney's reign ol mar aw and Clrane drew his pistol and fired, ball entering Maloney's breast and in a wound from which he cannot re Talmalge' PFarewell. JRooLtr, May 25. Talmage preached his I sermon prior to his departure for to-day in the 'I'abernacle, to aeongre w.hich tlllhl nevery seat and occupied available Inch of standing room. ,iolquitt, of (teorgiar acernupanied by wife, was present. i sinrage was in a humor,and after sprinkling a dozen or babies, whonr he renrarked looked like r garden, made the following an mert: .at Wednesdav I will sail for Liverpool Cunard steamer. I will be absent months taking my summer vacation in Britain and surrounding countries. ------rr- ·---- Recelpts and shlpments of Breadntufll and Provlisns. t0CAOo. May 25.--From March 1, 1879, to i, 1879, thie nulnber of hogs packed in est is figured at 993,526. Of this num llicago is eredilted with 548,000. During week the receipts and shiipments of the dele named f'ist uip: Receipts of Hlour, Iblrrels; grain, 2,519,106 Ibushls; hogs, ,iI; shiipriments of flour, 6,0l!9l barrels; : 2i, 9,980.,1,98 0lushels; pork, 4116 barrels; ehsats, 11,71'2.492 pounds; lard, 10,302,107 i 114 Pr1specrt of the Warner Dill. I .WaINTON, May 25. -(en. Warner Is In Wittllllt spirits, i anlexpresses the belief that ihbtillwill pass the Senate, but he fears that Presldent will veto it, though he thinks lalt bednes it will react powerfully against bputblican party in Ohio. Six IRepub voted for the bill- Helfort, Cannon, Mail larch, 1)aggett and Martin. Eight .erate voted against it, all but four from IO ork. A tellow Fever searce at Indianapells. IKDIANApOI,i. Ind., May 25.- There is some .Rcitement here oivr the presence of what the doctors pronounce pernicious remiltent aver, but which in all resrl)cts resembh.e -llowjack. Mlisse ennie F outs died in the ~Dltal, having had black vomit and other .mptoms aceompaniiting yellow fever.' The _etor. say there is ino danger of the disease lumlng an epidemic form. S nA Ivy and Ben. Octal l Rain Storm at Clnclnuati. CiNCINNATI, O.. May 25.-Thit section of ctountry, which has been suffering greatly kn drnut'h, was visited to-day by a tine - 'i. Fruit and all kinds of crop5 fl be greatly revivit. The rain was D- anlie by a heavy storm, and nearly .ift telegraph hil.es out of this city, East ti North, are down. SAtQelt Iork-Out in the Iron Trade. fICtINNATI, May 25. - A Youngstown spe - sa3as that there is every indication of t-r al ~ Ilk-out of all iron workers in tihe -. . District on the lirst of June. It Sthe Pittsburg m;anufaeturers have de not to pay tihe prlc'os which the iron 8ke.rs demand. a1n,1 if tI sc:.le is lnsistied lto close the millk . lune 1. - O'Leary ti'hamnploniuap Belt Match. 1Oaoo. May 2i3. All the arrangements 1ompletl fur thel, piostrhill tournament It, of',red hi " O'Leary, which begins desday evening at thex Eposition , The tra, k has been meatsured and to require eight hips to the mule. ...... 4.o41=------- Taxing Morrlgan .. iSt. L,.)Iiis Rltpubhlian.i DP'.ision in the California now con on the sulij,'t of taxing mortgag'es other credits is piculiar. While other Iar debating i he' proprieoty of exempt rfdIts froinitaxaltin, in the Interest of -.btor, the California constitution is al P-Vage in its determiiination that they be taxed. It proivides that when prop tlortgageol the mortgage shall be de and the owner taxed unly on the hal Whlle the owner of the mortgage shall ed on it. For example: It a farm, =$500, is mortgaged for $2000, the owner rarm is taxed only on $500. while the Of the mortgage is taxed on $2000. The taxes may .e anll paid by eithenr party; if paid by the owner of the property, that portion paid on the lmolrtgage shall be colunlted as a payment on the debt, and shall ite (ldductel accordin ly; if pli1 by the 'credltor, that part patl for the debtor shall become a part of the debt. To prevent evashlls of the pro vision, It s1 further declared that all con tracts by which a debtor agrees to pay the tax on the mortgage shall be null and void. RAW ON ONE SIDE. Reverend Mr. Brisior Discourses on Ephraim as a Oake Not Turned. L,ast evening Ames" Church. at the corner of At. Charles and Calliloe streets, was attended by a large congregation, comprising a number of our prominent ,itltzmns, who had assembled to listen to the popular pastor, the Reverend Mr. George Bristor, who had chosen for his theme, Eubhraim is a cake not turned." Opening with the soritural traditions wheh we have learned to know under the general ap tellation of "E phraim joined to his idols." the figure of speech, he said, was applied to both the man and t is tribe, but in this instance he would apply it to the man himself, and he pathetlCall iand forcibly recounted the weak nesases and failings of Ephraim notwithetand ing the repeated returns of his God to him. Mr. Bristor explalned the fligure by describin; the method of our forefathers in baking their >mln cakes, together with illustrations of non- ala tlable cake. And such was the life of that man good on one side and on the other uncooked and raw. He found asimilar figure in the New Testa ment, which taught that man was made of a dual organization, carnal and non-carnal, ma terial and spiritual. Hlere, in his own delight ful manner, Mr. Bristor dwelt at length on the punishment entailed upon man for not develop Ing the carnal as well as the spiritual parts of his body. Young men and women could not be true disciples of God who allow their intellect to remain undeveloped: and then followed a sharp critlcism of our young men who sit down, and with folded arms, smoke their cigars, to "rest." as they might answer. If they w're asked what ther were doing. instead of employing valuable time in carrying out the purposes for which they were created, for the religion of Christ says that a man shall o into the dominions of his mind and make it as broad as possible. We must take care of the carnal side of our life as well as of the Intellect ,al. lest the cake shall be not turned. To Illustrate the delinqueneles of man, the reverend gen tleman showed how solicitous we were in per fecting ourselves in the matter of dress and other comforts of life. He balleved in art him self but would like to see that solicitatlon ex tended further than the ordinary needs of man. "The want of God" in every one present seemed to be the impediment. Yns. he said. in the bosom of each there was a great interrogatlon point, and the deflciency became pereolvable only when it was too late. Mr. lBristor now charmed his aulitors witll one of his bright. oul-stirring, penu drawings, in whlch he pletiured at Ilngth the innate sense of God in every man. trlfutrating his theme with the inborn knowledge of a i1DprAme Being of the untltored savage who has never heard of Jeusl, of a Bible or of a priest. After quotlhg Ephraim as a failure. Mr. Brie tor closed witht ant aIeal to his hearers to In ullmre Into themselves: "Whatm had tlhey lone for thlleir body and their soul," dwelling parti' ularly upon the duty of feeding the spiritual life of man, and eloruently and feelingly dis couring i von the agency of soul and body. At the close of the exercies Mr. Bristor said that he otnderstood that a number of pastors In this city had refused letters of standlng to vper sons who wished to join Ames' Churoh. Ames' OChurch stood on an equ lit e other ehurobes, and by ,od's U ttandlg wofld be kept up,o Whilet, "h -psWt" of .te church would be glad to admit members apoly ing with letters or standing, he would never theless accept in the membership persons upon their own prof-eslon of standing who may have been refused such letters., --* .-- The Southern Yacht Olou have been pre sented with a sumply of that superior wine. Champagne de Montilny. A STIRAN&UE STORY. A Woman Driven Crazy by Believing that She Is Attacked by Ghosts. For some nights past a woman by the name of Josephine Benjamin has been in the habit of applying at the Fourth Precinct Station for lodging, and has usually been furnished a place in one of the cells. Last night she en tered the station and asked for lodging, and was told by the clerk to go to the same place that she was In the habit of going. Nothing more was heard of her until a late hour, when Corporal Delmore happened to go into the hallway of the prison for the purpose of releasing a prisoner. When about to ascend the steps lending to the cells he heard the shrieks of a woman coming from the belfry on top of the station. HB immediately procured a light, and, in company with Sergeant Rowley, went up the steps leading to the belfry. As he reachcd the top of the steps he found the woman Josephine yelling, "They are try ing to kill me." On picking up the woman. they found the perspiration rolling off her in a perfect stream, and all efforts to comprnse her were of no avail. On bringing her down stairs she was seen to be trombllug from head to foot, and from aL, pearaneRe a raving maniac. The clerk of the station stated that when she came to the station she was uullt and perfectly rational. It was hours before she could be quieted or made to believe that no one was going to harm her. She said site wanted to see the Virgin Mary and to be given her prayer beads. There happened to be a set of prayer beads in the sta tion and a small vpiture of the Virgin Mary holding the infant Jesus In her arms. These two things were given her and pacified her to a considerable extent. She pinned the picture on her breast, and commenced offering up earnest prayers with the beads. When luestioned as to what had happened to her. she said that a medium sizxd man, with a black moustache, accompanied by a little woman, met heron the steps and said to her, "Come with us: come up higher." Before she knew what she was doing she was way up to the door leading to the belfry. When she got up there the man said. "We have come for you, and we mlust have you, wo man." When he said this she tried to steam. but could not. He than drew out a knife and opened a long blade. The little woman who was withl him then spoke and said,"Strike her now." The man then turned to her and said, "I am ngoiu to strike don't he afraid, you will feel no pain.t' I saw the knife go into me here. (point lng to her left breast) but I felt no pain. Ile pushed the knife into me again and wiped the blood off on my hair. Tie littlt. woman asked. "Is she dead?" He r'tpllieid. "Hiush! she is dyingl" After that the tian tried to tie my feet with a rope. As be was in the not I bhard footsteps on the stairs, and that momint the building shook, and the man and the little woman vanished. The wine most sought after now is the Chain pague di MIontlny. ET. JOHN'K CHURCH. The volunteer choir of St. John the Baptist Church on Dryades. near ('lio. sang L'jeal's Mass yesterday, under the direction of Mr. Jos. Mlillr., the organts'. Th, solos were rendered by Mrs. IRs4. Mrs. Worth. the Misses Bassich and Staffnrd. and Messrs. Wagner and Oamp bell. the ii,nrht,,s was part'untarly noticeable, and also the El hlcar'uats by M rs. Worth. REQATTA. A good view can be had at the regatta at the Spanish Fort from the pavilion and bath house walk. Trains will run every half hour, commencing at 3 o'clock. Washburn carefully preserves all megatives, and copies may be procured as far back as twenty years. 0 KANSAS NEWS. The Thriving Condition of l~Haias City, Mo. A Few Lines on Leavenworth, Kansas, and More About the Erratic Ethiopians. l[pecial Correspondence of the Democrat.] LEAVENWRoRTH, May 19, 1879. After a protracted visit in Kansas City, Mo., your correspondent arrived at this point a few days ago. During my stay In Kansas City I noted with pleasure the business activity and com mercial enterprise manifested by the cltiaens of that town. The city named, within the past few years, has come to be the most thriving place and important market, St. Louis excepted, from the western shores of the Mississippi to the Rocky mountains. In ariving at its present position the town has had many obstacles to surmount and much to discourage the efforts made for Its advancement by its citizens. The railway system there centered is a most extraordi nary exhibition of the enterprise of this coun try. Twelve Important lies of railroad pass through or have their terminl In the town; of these the chief is the Kansas Paclllc. A few weeks ago over four thousand Russian immigrants passed through the place on their way to the flhlds and farms of the West. Since the arrival of your correspolndent in Leavenworth he has gatlherle fromi a few in telligent Republlcans some nImportanlt facts concerning the negro emigration movement which lhe rileves tl be worthy of crtlence. The information is to the effect that, when the late civil war closed, the New England Emancipation 8ociety, the Exeter hall Abo lition Society and other alleged philanthrop lc corporations and comnllinations, finding that slavery was abolished they had no fur ther plea for malntaining their organization, cast about for some other imeans of sustain ing tlihemselves. They first invented the comn plix nachlinery of the Freedman's Bureau. l'he fate of this, with the great bulk of so ciety donatltio and Indivbiual deposits, Is too well known to require further notice in this corresplondtl neo. The failure of the Freedman's Bureaui cast the socleties niamed into gloom but not despair. They had helplc tIo gather the charities of the people to he wasted ini this source after passi gl tlhrugh thie lhands of their own managers. 'Their colletions were foreId to suspenll when here Was nothing to osteneslily expend tlhnil fIor. however, a new project was started, awl the attemptni was mnade to prontote an exodusiR of the coilore race to Liblria. Tie failure of this proliject was emlphatically demonstrated after the ar rival of a few sable pilgrims on their ancet tral soil. After attemtllllnllg further remiovals of the laboring classes fron State to State in the South, and seeking to disturb the iiinduR trial systems of that section by every means poselble which did not Involve tile expendlture of much of the money that th.y hai 'l ol l Ctt e un.4sr the coai of charity, the societies cast about for new projects whereby they could enlist the sym pathies and strike the pockets of the people. It is stated that the emigratio n movement lately organized was especially under their fostering care, as it became necessary to secure funds to keep the ohflcers of their or ganizations in means. Thius the negro move nienlt has been kept prominently before the puirblic bhy these eocletles, who appeal to the charities of th the (llntry on the ground that the negro race is suffering fronm tlhe outrages of political persecution, and that his use tenance and supplort is not granted by hiis employers in the South. However, as this late exodus has virtually ceased, what will te the next niove on the Wart of these plrofessional humanitarians? Whatever it may be will, as in the past, bode no good to the Southern people, who are so bitterly hated by theni. N. TIHE UNION FIIANCAIE. Success of the May festival Given on Behalf of that Society. The May festival given yesterday by the pr.dl dentseof the various French sentetics of this city, for the benefit of the Union Fran+als,,. was a recognition of the serviles rendered by the Union to sufferers in the last epidlomic. At an early hour, crowds kept surging towards the Fair Grounds, and the loveli ness of the day, the genial broeze blowing and the attractive anld varied pro gramme offired, promisnd a large attendance. A profusion of flage and hunting of all nations adorned the main building, but the chief at traction was the trophy of banners and shields of all the Fronch soclnties of Now Orloans. ben evololent, social and military, A splendid Union fl eg spread itself on the hack ground; next overlaps a flag of Franc , and then comes the trophy; the centre shows the colors of France (.nblem of the Union Frannaise), and woven in tihe cloth ar the words in goltden let ters "Vive la France." Above it Is the shield of the Union; surmounting all Is the flag of the viterans of I 14, confided to the keeping of the "Gardes Lafayette." AT FIVE O'( LOCK the grand stand was filled with people, and the ground opposite lisplayed a fair quota of persons who had gathered in that part of the ground to witness the races. The milk wagon race was won by Bertrand Dastuques. In the buggy race Charles Biscontou came off victorious. and in the skating contest A. H. Moore Erq., carried off the honors. The Union had provided also, for the enjoy ment of the public, all sorts of minor games and pastimes, which were very well patronized. Thi, winner of the greased pig found it very hog-straordinary when his capture took off' a little slice of his right hand by a vigorous mus cular expansion and contraction of jaws, but any how the victor was game, and held on till b)rutal force was conquered by will." WHEN THE RACER AND SPOlRTS were over. dancing was begun on the platform and in the two buildings. In the interval bo tween the dances Mr. H. Noiret, optician, and Mr. Barhier exhibited the ffoets of electric light of various colors, both outside and inside the buildings. The experiments were success ful. and afTorded much pleasure to the specta tors. A torchlight parade by the Gardes Lafay ette and the Fraucs-Treours was much admired. THE CHIEF ATTRA('TION of the night, however, was the magnificent py rotechnlcal display, embracing an assortment of se'ect and rare tic'es of fireworks made ex pressly for the occasion by the celebrated Palmers of New York. There were fully tlwoO eotdle on the grounds. and this attendance is a just tribute to the worth of the "Union Francatse." This vast as semblage was very orderly and up to a late hour no disagreeable incident marred the pleas ures of the picnic. THE UNION FRANCAISE has for officers the following named gentlemen: Viscountd'Abzaz, French O:,nsul at New Or lens,. honorary president; Edgar Larne, Esq., permanent honorary president; F. Tujigue. president; Alf. Walz. vice president; A Dous san. treasurer; A. Guillemet. secretary. The tr sidents of all the French societies are direc tors of the "Union Francaise." The Union was established in 1872, and its ob jest ln to extend aid to destitute persons of Frenob nationality. It has an intelligence bu eau, where ail edy Frenchmen can apply for situations. Besides. a class of English has been formed for those desirous of learning that lan guage. The noble work of the Union Frahealse was shown during the epidemlo of last year, and its officers and members were most active In atleviatlnithe wants and sufferings notonly of destitute Frenchmen,but also of other na tionalities. It is gratlfying to note that the festival of yes terday showed plainly, by the large number of people present. that New Orleans remembtmrs kindly, and looks with favor on the Union and its officers. We must not forget one of the parties (among many) who could be seen at the festival-Sam Troganl is his name-the popular host of tihe place No. 52 St. Louis street, (bhtter known as "Sam's saloon"). who was on hand yesterday. and kept himself pretty busy in supervising his six bars in all parts of the grounds and his restaurant. Mr. Frank RuI1m, whose genial countenance every one has gno.rt upon. wore his sp'tlesp white epron and called himself, In fact. 'Sams right bow,,r." Licenses and capital tax due State must be paid now. OUR OUN CLUB. They Win Laurels and llowers in the Match at Natohes. Yesterday afternoon the Robert E. Leo steamed into our port with the victorious members of the New Orleans (Iun Club. radiant under laurels freshly culled at NatchPe. There they met under challenge and overcame the Natchez IGun Club, much to their honor and glory. for the Natcher, marksmen have a great reputation. and a victory over such competitors is worthy of being recorded. The following is the score: NATCHEZ OUNI CLUB, Dicks ...... t 11111111 I 100111 l o-1F Griffin..... .111111101101 1110111 1--1 Welsh ... lll. o111111111101llll ol-1 A. Boger .... 11111 1111111111 t l 11 0o1 Bhields...... 11111 001 1 00 11.001101 1-13 Jenkins -...01ole llo011011110110101 -12 Hootrell . ot011110t001 i 10 1111101-18 Roger......." 11111t111111 ll O I 1l 111-19 Tatal ........ .................. 127 NEW ORLEANS OtUN C(LU, Breton ....11111 110 11 111 111 11-19 Hall. ......... 1 1 1 lll 1 11lll 1 -21 Cousin. 11......11 11111011 1111 011-19 Oulllotte ... 1 1 1 1 1 10101 101 01 11-16 Levy.......... 11 l 1111111111111 1-1 8kimmrel.....1 o011111 00101 00111 01- 9 enaRud ..... 1(0 11011 111 111 0110 of1-14 Manning ....ol 1 11111111 1 111-19 Total................. .... ........... 1:16 It will be noticed that our boys made unusu ally fine scores, Mr. Hall offecting a clean score all the way through, making the full 21, and Messrs. LeBreton. Cousin, Levy and Manning scoring 19. Mr. Hall was closely followed by Mr. A B iger, of Natchez, who scored 20. All the gentlemen of the New Orleans Gun Club report that they were reenlved and fnted In a princely manner by the Natchez peo pie and hopI. to return the complilmOnt soon byh iffering the "revanche" in New Orleans to their friendly compntitors. Major Hall having proved himself the finest sthot on the ground, was honored for this by being presented formally with a magnifleent bouquet by Miss A. Pogue. one of the most charming of the fair ladies that Natchez boasts of, .MfFB EOOLR Second Competition for the Lilienthal Cup. The second competition for the Lillienthal cup took place yesterday at Frogmoor. The score was as follows: W. Weiss............ 2o yards 4 5 3 r 4-21 5on yards- 3 3 3 5 4--1-39 H. I, Thompson. ....21) yards 4 4 5 4 4-21 5i0 yards 3 R 2 4 2-11;-87 1'. C. Durel........... .2o yards 2 4 2 3 4--15 sri yards. 5 2 5 4 2 15-83 C. Sporl.............21 yards 4 4 4 4 3-19 5.W) yards. 0o 4 42 4-14-33 E. Bercegray ......2··n yards 3 4 4 4 4-19 5so yards 3 2 5 2 3-15-34 William Arms .........2no yards. 5 3 4 4 4-20 50O yards. .2 2 3 2 5-14-34 A. Costs..............200 yards 4 3 4 3 4-1s 500 yards. .0 4 3 0 5-12 -0 P. Michel ............2e5) ysrds -. 4 4 3 4-18 500 yards o 4 3 3 4-14-32 There were seventeen entries, only eight rf whom made scores above thirty. All scores bilow were not counted. The shooters claim that better scores could have been ma le, but the wind blew strong and shifted constantly. thus porventing aceuralo aim. The total score of the eight mentioned albove is 272. When the contest was over a vot was made up at twenty five cents the entry-best score out of fifteen points. Mr. If B. Thompson, of the Louisiana Field Artillery, won the pool by a snore of eleven out of fifteen at 2)1 yardstl Mr. Thompson also won a second pool, eighteen nrtries. by a score of thirteen out of fifteen at 204) yards. ._ _ BASE BALL. The E. J. Nester B. B. C. played a game yester day with the J. 1)onovans, out of which they came out winners by a score of 17 to 10. The Chris Slntes B. B. ., defeated the P. M. Ilarmans in a, close contest, the score being 15 to 1. The Pat Olennons crossed blats yesterday with the I'lked B. IB. C. and c!ame out winners. The following is the score: P. Olenn s..............4 0 5 3 2-20 Picked..... ...........e o : 4 1 - - TheChampion Wsh ington s have reorganized and are ready to tackle all the crack teams of the city. The following officers and members were elected at a recent meeting: J. SBotmiers, presl dent; M. Fitzpatrick. capain : J. Peyton, secre tary; J. L. Hunter. treasurer: W. Wi:son, G. Fasich. A, Zitzman. T. Brennan and H. Fisher. At a meeting held Saturday night at Juneck's Hall a base ball club was organized and called the Lager Heads of the Third District. The following names compose the nine and officers: Dick Schlumbrecht, p. and president: John Bchlumbrecht. c. and vice prsilent; Louis Venus. 1st b. and captain; Pat Vale, 24 b. and secretary; Martin Hoth, 3d b. and treasurer; Fondall. s. a. and warden; J. Juneck. r. f.; Pierre Boye, I. f.; Balsor Bittel. c, I. The Dr. E. Dreifus nine yesterday scored another victory by defeating the Dr. L. Aza bany club :35 to 26. Selgel's extra dry champagne in miniature bottles. pints and quarts, at very low prices, at Miller & Dlelmann's, Nos. 5o, 52 and 54 South Peters street. NEW ORLEANS aEAMEN'S PRIEND SOCIETY. The anniversary of this society occured last night at the Carondolet M. E. Church South. The pastor. Rev. Dr. Walker, presided. Cat,.t Pease gave an encouraging account of his work the vast year. He has a library of 2000 volumes. and a good reading room. Religious meetings are held regularly. A temperance society has been organized and has 1700 names on its rolls. The sermon was delivered by the Rev. J. U. Hartzell. D. D., editor of the Soutlrcsh.rn Chris tian4 Ardocate. He gave a summary of the work done by the American Seaman's Friend Scli ety. to which the wora in New Orleans is auxil iary. Over a million and a hal dollars have bean raisedand expended. Bethels and chaplains have been established In over one hundred and fifty ports of the world, The speaker discussed the duty of the church to save the seamen and utilize them in saving the world. The sermon was one of great power. The discourse was listened to with great attention. A collection for the cause was taken. The Champagne de Montlgny was the wine won by the Crescent RIfles at the competitive drill at the Fair Grounds on May 15. LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE. IThe DmoaocaA Is resoonsible for none of the views expressed in the communleattos under this head- but no communications will be printed except from responsible parties.i THE JUDICIARY. LAa aovmTwcs, East Carroll Parish. May ~0, 1L9. " To the Edlltor of the Democrat: I infer from the proceedings of the Conven tion a decided disposition to adopt a plan I advocated in a recent communication to the DRMOcoaAT on the subject of the Judiciary, via.: A resident judge for every parish out of New Orleans, with the exception of a few parishes, as Indicated in said communication. I can't see how a judiciary system could be sucoesefully adapted to the country parishes (and I write with reference to the country parishes) on any other plan. As to the courts, or system of eourte, for the pity of New Or leans, I think the city bar and citizens only should be heard in its arrangement, and vice versa. I claim that the country bar and peo ple should be permitted to establish inferior courts of the parishes to suit their own views, in reference to present and constantly arising circumstances. I think that the general law of the "fitness of things" goes to establish this. to my mind, very important consideration. But now, as to the Supreme Court, alike o' the country and city. My own plan was to relieve the Supreme Court of its present heavy burden of untried cases by so modifying the provisions of the present court, that in all sums claimed over $10(00 the Supreme Court could review •the case on points of law only; and In all suits involving sums appealable, under $1000, the court should review the evidence as it now does by appeal. My reason for this dis tinction is, that suits for sums larger than $1004) are generally founded on written or doc umentary evidence, and a judgment by the court is not difficult to arrive at. Whereas, suits in smaller cases are generally support ed by parol testimony, and that frequently contradictory, so that a judgment by the court or by a jury may be, and often is er roneous, and justice would seem to demand in such cases that the higher court should have review of both the facts and the law. I was of opinion, and am still, that such a modlflcation of the practice of the Supreme Court would In a comparatively brief time rid that court of the great number of cases now lying over to be tried, and would there fore obviate the necessity of, what I greatly dread, the establishment of double or treble supreme courts which are now being agitated and urgedl by certain members of the (Conven tion and oiher parties. But if a Supreme Court or courts should be deemed absolutely necessary to be interposed between the District Courts and the Supreme Court; then, in my opinion, the establishment of Olrcuit Courts. to be constituted by the district judges of each district, as seems now to be a leading idea, would be far preferable; much more simple in its operations, less expensive and, I am satistled, would be much more satisfactory to the people, than the other mode alludedfto, of two or three Supreme Courts, or, what is about the same thing, one Supreme Court with two or three sections to it. The faet is, I have read several "plans" for a juiciary sy ua, pro pose in the IM A 'aTrWicb, it; uedI ze, would retuireu.g~rgei roort of legal knowledge understand the courts to be established unter the plans than the laws to be administered by the courts. Upon the whole, In my humble opinion under profound submission to the matured judgment of the Convention, no intermediate court or courts are necessary (under the mod ification of the Supreme Court herein above indicated), to the full, speedy and effective administration of the law. Nor, in my opin ion, does our judiciary system require very much changing to make it all it needs to be made; iut that changing or changes should be made after mature cnsideration; and with the strictest adaptation. But if the Conven tion be of opinion that such courts are neces sary then I urge, by all means, give us the circuit courts andt preserve the Supreme Court Intact, as abundantly sufficient in abil ity and labors for the adjudication of all business which the other courts may send to it. Let simplicity of administration, effective ness and economy be the leading features of any judiciary system the Convention may adopt. LEO. s. 7lIE NEW CANAL. A Democrat Reporter Accompanies the Convention Committee On An Investigating Trip. For some time past the Convention Commit tee on State Lands has been quietly investi gating how far the terms of the lease of the New canal have been complied with by the les sees and in what, if any particular, they have been violated. Thee ommittee considers the canal a valuable possession of the State, and one which should be to it a source of no little revenue, and up to yesterday the labors of the committee were le voted to inquiring and ascertaining whether that portion of the contract relating to pay ments had been cmplled with, and how much money the State had been paid by the lessees out of the tolls and tonnage collected by them. Having possessed themselves of desired infor mation on this point, and determined the exact standing towards the State of the lessee, the committee decided to go still further. and satis fy themselves as to whether or not the stipula tions of the lease appertaining to and defining THE CONDITION in which the canal should be kept had been com plied with, and to this end a sub-committee from the main committee, composed of Messrs. Sutherlin, Pardee. Stone, Ott, Elam and Reid. yesterday morning, in company with several members of the pres, placed themselves under the guidance of Capl W. H. Moon, and at about half-past 10 o'clock boarded the steam launch Lucy at the Claiborne street bridge. Canal Ca rondelet (Old basin), and started for the Niew canal by way of Bayou St. John and the lake. A pleasant run of an hour brought the party to the mouth of the New canal. The work of the committee commenced, and commenced under auspices favorable for the lessees of the canal, there being a flood tide. and thews ter in the canal in conaneqrence be ing at least two feet higher than when the tide is at the ebb. Just inside the canal the soundings were be gun (aten-foot pole marked off in teet being used), and were continued as the boat slowly moved betw-yen "the picke.ts' into the canal. wilth the following result: 7 feet, 7 feet. 7 feet. 75' feet, 7 feet. 7 feet,7Y feet. $ feet, no bottom. 9 feet. The last two soundings were made after the boat was well in the canal. The atrtntion of the committee was called to the pickets and piles at the entrance, and the fact that the facing in many places was rotten and broken, and in others entirely wanting, was pointed out. The committee further noted that a number of new piles totwent]-threet had been sunk on Hovt's side, near the little draw bridge, and properly faced for the accommodation of lake steamers. The appearance of the work indicated that it was of very recent date and not quite completed. It was noted that the levee just opposite, In front of Brown's pavillion, was entirely gone for some distance. The first bridge was passed, and soundings were resumed on the left hand side of the canal. The calls varied within a dttaace of one hun dred yards from six feet to four and a half. In tha same space four large stumps were noted. The water then deepened for some distance to eight and eight and a half feet, with an ocea* sloal shoal spot. At basin or tecmss No. 2, which Is supposed to form a turning or passing point for the lake craft whlchfply in the canal, the launch of the ommittee, drawing about one and a half t undertook to turn about for the purpose i re. nrverlng the yawl. which had been draged Ilto some ovrt anging trees on the aide ofthe canal and beoomedetached, h'e aunah backed up to within five yards of the land in the middle of the recess and 0oo' ACROUlND, 8oundings in and around the basin showed from one to four and from that to seven fea water the latter being just outsidethebas Soundlngo were continued at intervals and seven and eight feet were marked, until wht was pointed out as Basin No. a was rhed, The members of the committee were Indlil to qnestion the correctness of the informa loit which located the basin, as it was not visible, The water between B ln No. and Basin No. 6 averaged eight feet. orurndinas between the last named reess and Basin No. oplposit alf-Wary ouse,mrked six, five ad al anh fve feet.he location of what i non as the brtIck je, beind the rteal ni a R l rwtau fiatt, at otid tnbwm'e fi a ot ont to the committee, and it was d rnedto take soundings over the spot on the return trip5 the commpittee having decided to exmtie one side of the Oanal on the way up. and the other on the way down. In response to the whistle of the launch, the black bridge was opened and theboat passed through the bridge, into what is known as the Jiasin No. 5. above referred to, but it was not to be distinguished from any other portion of the casn No. 6 was found, so far as width and len gth were concerned, to be all that could be desired, but IT WA1s (O.XD by plies which had been driven around It to keep In place dlating booms, and thus form a harbor for floating logs. Basin No. 7 was found to have the regulation depth of water, eight feet, but was exceedingly small, being not more than one hundred bw twenty-five feet at the outslde. Basin No. e was found to be of good depth. breadth and length, but in the same conditlio as No. 6. closed to make a harbor for logs. It was represented to the committee that these logs frequently floated out into the canal and endangered vessels, and the attention of the committee was called to the fact that the booms in No a projected well into the canal be tween the piles. Basin No. 9 was found to be in good order, but full ot heavy floating logs. Basin No. o0 was found in good order with seven feet of water leading telt and nine feet I it. Ths' was all the basins found or acounted for. ioundina after leaving the white bridge Carrollton crossing, were resumed and marked from six feet to two feet in different places. The depth at the steamboat landing, near the head of the "anal, was found to be four feet, Outside the Magnolia bridge the depth ranged from six to eight feet. Under the bridge it was elht feet. T'he attention of the committee was called to the dilapidated condition of the wharves, the supportlng posts being rotten, with scarcely a sound one visible, and the wharves themselves being sunk In places, raised In others, and ia spots threatening to give way. The short di. tance to which they extended upon each side was also noted by the oommitte5. The yawl was brought into use. and sound ings were made inside the bridge, and the water was found to average five and a half feet nl depth. At the very head of the wharf, facltg Rampart street, five feet were recorded. A wal over the wharf showed about thirty yards new planktag in the way of repairs. The launch was put about and the committee started on THE RETURN TRIP, taking the left hand sidel going down. Sound ings between first bridga and COalborne street showed the followin : 7. 4, 44 edsnda of 9a o~pprd .Mndlnga t kef i iowinjtrfuR 7, 7, e, 7, 73v , 7, se s Thew ite bridge was passed an th Sou or some d stance marked from 4 to 8 feet. launch was then put from aldeto side diag onally across the canal soundings being taken ns she went, showing the following: 43 , a 7 7%. 5, 6. , 77, , ,7,7. 7.57., 6 and fet, the middle soundlngs. of course, bring the deepest. The black bridge was reached and the whistle sounded, but the bridge DID NOT TURN, and the launch was run close up to it, and the keeper called. lie demanded a pass and was informed that the party did not possess one. and as the canal office was closed was unable to procure one. but was ready to pay the toll, The keeper responded that he could receive no toll; he had been ordered by Mr. Kenner "yester day." (Saturday), to allow no vessel to through without a pass. The character of the party he was quarantining was represented to him. He "didn't give a -; he wasn't working for the Convention, but for Mr. Kenner." Argument failed and the committee wee very indignant at what they considered atric Mlr. Kenner to prevent them from making a thorough an investigation as they desired. This Indignation was still further Increased by th9 passage out into the lake afterwards of several crafts which had been moored aove the black bridge and which must have come trough it. In addition to the facts and conditions above set forth, the committee noted the rageed and caving conditions of the levees, the oversang-r ing shrubs and trees on the side of the carai, the dilapidated condition of the culverts and bridge piers, and the fact that the fences bor dering the canal were In great need of repair and that the shellroad was narrow, in want of shells and full of ruts. After leaving the launch the committee pro eended to the Lake End, and under Brown's Pavilion partook of a dinner, which being dis posed of they returned to the city. PICNIC OF THE MITCHELL RIFLES. One of the grandest and largest picnics of the season was that given at Oakland Park aesi evening by the Mitchell Rifles. The attendance was Immense, and the sport was good, and heartily enjoyed by all present. The prize drill between the Mitchell Rifles and the Irish Rifles was won by the former. Dancing on the plat form was one of the features of the day. and was kept up until a late hour. Another Grant state. [8pringfleld Republican.l Since the failure of Gen. Grant to get the throne of Bulgaria he has been little mem tioned for any position except that of servant of the people as Executive of the Uthited States. But now we hear of a plan in Eng land to oust Jewett from the presidency of the Erie road and put Ulysses in his place. It is also announced on the authority of Sir Henry Tyler, president of the Grand Trunk line, that the presidency of the Atlantic and Great Western will be accepted by Grant, after the road is relieved of its receivership. No such career of triumph has been secured by any other owner of horses in the annals of the English turf as by Lord Falmonth. He has been twelve times successful in the great classic races. He has won the "Derby" twie with a son of Blair Athol and a sn of King Tom; the "two thousand guineas" twice with two sons of Thormanby; the "one thousand" three times with children of Macaroni, Blair Athol and Adventurer; the "Oaks" three times with Queen Bertha, Spinaway and Jean nette; and the "St. Leger" twice with 81lvio and Jeannette. All these except Queen Bertha, were trained by lMathew Dawson. Archer, who rode Parole, is his jockey. He has never made a bet. It is stated that a well-known English sporting nobleman last year paid a bill of $1000 for medical attendance upon his ask of hounds. The Albany I5ening .Iurnaleu y he must have thrown considerable physic to the dogs. At least one Chicago miner has made a great success in Leadvllle. In five weeks, ending May 3, he took out $10,840 with no other mining implements than a pack of ad vantage cards and a Deringer pistol.--Cht cago Tribune. An Iowa goose attacked a boy and scared him into convulssons, from which he died. Have you paid your i;tate taxee? 4it