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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
VOL. V-NO. 107. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY, AI'RII 5, 1880. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. HANEED. Execution of Joseph Walker, WOl ored, for Murder. Fuli Partioutars of the Hanging. The Crime fbr Which Walker Swf fered the Penalty of Death. Ipevelal to the Democrat.! LAne PIraonance, La., April 2.--To-day Jo seph Walker, co'ored. convicted at the Decem bet term of the District Court of this arlesh for lying in wait and murdering Major Gray. col ored, suffered the penalty of the law by hang ing. The day opened cloudy and rainy, but nowithstandlng this the colored sovereigns from all sections of the parish commenced pouring Into town early in the morning, and began to gather around the soaff.ld. By * o'clock at least 300oo ersona were present The prisoner was taken from the jail to the seaffold, just outside the yard, at 1t o'clock. ac companied by the jiler and Deputy hherills Gl..n and Scott, and a colored minister. After ascending the scaffold he made a few remarks. declarlng his Innocence as to shooting the man, but stated that he was in company with another man who did It, and claimed that hsl sl.e were forgalven, and he was certain of Heaven. The minister made some few re marks, when the rope was adjusted. and at about fifteen minutes to 1 the trap was sprung. Hestruggled but little, and In eight minutes all signs of life were extinct. The crowd was quiet and orderly, and the event seems to make a brofound sensation. Joseph Walker was employed on the planta lion of Mr. Oeotge 0. Benham, in E1t Carroll parish. He was of the co.reer kind of plants tion hsnos and violent. and brutal in dlsposi tion. A rivalry for the affections of a woman -sprung up between him and a fellow-laborer uamed Major Gray. and quarrels frequently aook place between them, the most notable of blob occurred a short tlie before the murder, his blows were frequently exchanged Walker finally left the plantation, and peace prevailed there for a time. It was only for a short time, however, as about ten days after the quarrel alluded to, and on Saturday, Octooer i1 last, Gray went to a store near by to get some groceries, and was mortally wounded on his eturn home. He had selected the evening for "is shopping and when he was wendlng his way back to his cabin it was dark. He had nearly iomoleted his return trip when the gun of the assassln arrested him in his progress, rfidd ing him with buckshot and fatally wound him. The report of the gun attracted the attention of peovle In the vicinity who found Gray in tse condition described, but yet conscious. He was taken to his cabin, where every effort was made to save him, but without avail. Among the oallers was Joseph Walker, who simulated get Innooence and regret at the mishap of is former toe, but the latter protested that walker was the murderer, notwithstandinr his efrontery and coolness. Gray died that evening and the following day Walker was arrested. At the ensuing term or the District Oourt he was tried and convicted sever l persons testifying to seeing him armed Shortly before the shooting. His housekeeper -tetiled that when he returned home that even n becoming irritated by something which ad occurred in the domestic arranaements, he thre ned her by saying he had already that enina gkilled a man. There was a great deal other evidence leaving no doubt of the guilt the accused. .....-- ..}k1- -- - EUREKA& Edison's Latest and Most Wonderful Dis oovery, Edison has made, if possible, even a greater discovery than that with which he startled the world some time last year, when he found the wonderful properties of a piece of charred paper. He has, by an accident, discovered how to extract fabulous riches from the tail ings or refuse of mines, by a simple and in expensive method. How he does it is of course a secret, but that he does it admits of no doubt whatever. The following extracts are from a very interesting article in the New York Herald of the twenty-ninth of March: EDIRON'S EUREKA. Edison claims that he has this secret. He aserts that he has discovered a combination by whih all these vast wastes of sold in certain mines can be rccovered in a both simple and eecotive manner. The agents he employs are chemistry and electricity. What the prooess is only himself and a few trusted assistants know; but whatever it is he exhibits as its results the undoubted gold, He takes a quantity of talliugs, which, so far as any known process is concerned, contain not a trace of gold, and by a wizard.like manipula tlon of chemicals he produces therefrom the precious metal in quantittes simply astonish ing. Hestafes that by his method be had got out gold from concentrated tailliugs at the enor mons ratio, in some instauces of $1400 per ton, at an expense not exceeding $5 per ton-a result, which, if true, will ecolse in pecuniary value to him even his European telephone, with its enormous yield in royalties, and make him a veritable Orinsus. A DOBTUNATE OBBTACLEL The history of his great discovery dates from early last summer, and owes its origin to what appeared at the time to be an insurmountable obstacle to the success of his electric light. The light at that time, for it was before his discov ery of the remarkable properties of charred paper, was produced from thin spirals of platinum made luminous by the passage of an electric current. For the general introduction Of the system immense quantities of platinum would. he saw. be needed, and the serious fact stared him in the face that the new demand for the metal would, in all likelihood, enhance its value, already asti h as $s an ounce. to such a fgure that the light would in time cease to be economical. This was all the more likely , because of the limited number of known platinum minese those of Borns. the Uaited dtates of Colombia and the Ural Mountains of Russia furnishing about the entiresupply for the world. In his dilemma the scientist had before him two courses-either he must find some substitute for platinum in his electric light or discover new platinum mines. He determined upon the latter course, and dispatched agents in all dl rections in search of the precious metal. He also wrote to miners in different sections of the country explaining the .baracterstics of the metal and suggesting where and how it might be found. offering at the same time appropriate ompensation if they discovered any in paying quantities. Before many weeks answers came pouring in to Menlo Park. together with scores of sambles of sand in which the microscope revealed traces of platinum. With these samples Edison at once began experimenting with a view to eliminate the platinum. ON THE TRACE. A history of the experiments that Edison tried before he atighted on the Eureka discov ery would fill a volume. To get gold out of the tailing samples sent him was at first Iturtheet from his thoughts. He wanted platinum and only platinum. All his energies and the entire resources of his large chemical laborat,"ry were directed to that one end. and it might be said the gold dieovery w t thrust upon him. Dr. Attred Hald. his uhlif chemical assistant, relates at the present time. With not a little humor. the annoyance the finding of goad was at first to Edison. Again and again alter sub jecting a quantity of tralings to his process, and finding as the result not a residue of Dla tinum but a little heap of gold, he would dis daindfulli throw away the shiniug particles, One. day, however. It occurred to him that per haps it woull be well as a diversion to nay more attention to the t.old and see what he could do in that dlrectlon. With that in view he renewed lis experimenting. The results were astonishinu. Tailings that under the microscope revealed searcely a tram, of the precious metal, and from which cannlng with mercury none were obtained. were found to be quite rich in it. Platinum now grew to be a thing of but little conucern. The enthusiasm that time and again. in all ages and in all coun tries, has invaded the sanctum of the scientist and the alchemist in the search for that whinh movts the world took possession of Edlson. He saw before his eyes a wonderful discovery. It seemed hardly possible that he had succeeded. The process tnat he used was devised to extract platinum only, which does not amalgamate with mercury, and, moreover, it was cheap and simple. DOUBTItNG HI ow DIt.ovTnv. Then came the fear that the particular tail lags sent had been "salted." and that after all his process would be valueless. The test of this was easy. He procured tailings which he knew had been worked again and agin by Chinamen until even they discarded theta as worthless, and from these he obtained gold in Daying quantities. DifHoult as it was for Edison to convince himself of what he had achieved it was far more difficult for him to convince his laboratory assistntas. When he asseeured them that he was getting out gold from discarded tailings by an application of eleettloltythey laughed at him, as they had done three years before when he made the assertion that he could succeed in making a piece of tin foil re produce the human vwleo. Dr. Hald, under whose observations nearly all the experiments were made, was for a long time as skeptical as those who were not identified with thw work. and it was not until after many weeks that he was willing to admit that indeed the Wihard was right. sgcOURIN(4 THE TAILINOS, Batlsfled that he had beyond doubt got a bo naunza Mr. Edison promptly set about securing rights to the taillngs from whose samples he bhad obtained gold. The Edison Ore MilIing Company was ormennd, with J nnes II. Ulanker as prPesidnt Chat le. H. Lewis, vice president, anid Robert L. OUtting, Jr., as treasurer. The inventor took a seat in the board of directors. Contracts were soon made by which were ee cured millions of tone of tallings. All the tail ings of the triring Valley Hydraulic Mining Company, which are washed down at the rate of lrittlt Ions a inay. and cover atract of several square miles, were secured for aterm of years. Tie PowersiOrovllle Mining Company. on the Feather river, was contracted with for their tailings, which cover a large tract. Contracts were also made for the tallingseof the Myonene Mining (Company and other large hydraulic mines in the viomnity of Oroville. After the contract with the Powers Company had been concluded it Is related that when Mr. Powers. better known in his section of Lalifor nla as Jackson County Powers. an old Forty niner, came to Menlo Park to satlsfy himself regarding Edison's assertions as to the rich noes of hydrauli taillings, he brought with him two bages of tailings from his mine, which had been twice worked, and knowingly imparted the fact to a few friends that Edlson couldn't fool him. He would like to see Edison or any one else get very much gold out of these bags. He handed the sand to the inv.ntor personally. Edison before his eyes went through the pro case, and in fifteen minutes handed him, as the result, a dollar's worth of gold. The Uallfor nlan left the laboratory with eyebrows elevated. Another skeptic became convinced when gold obtained from a small heap of tailing was pre sented to him in the shave of a strip seven inches long. one wide and of the thickness of an ordinary business card. Eallroad Oilelales n Savannah. BAVANARn, Ga., April 4 -Messrs. Newcomb. Del fnak and others of the Louisville and Nashville road who arrived bere Friday blght, visited various places of Interest yesterday, and were especially pleased with the extensive commercial follities of the city. They made an excnrsion to the sea In one of the New York steamers. returning to the city in a tugboat. It Is understood that everything is arranged satisfactorily between the railroads forming the through line from the East to Savannah. The Approaehlnw sale of the Greenvlle and Columbia Railroad. CORARLEBToN. . ... April 4.-Attorney GOeneral Toumans, of this State. has served upon parties interested In the approaching sale of the Green ville and Columbia railroad notice of a motion which he has made in the State Court to in crease the minimum bid from $1.000o.ooo to $2.300,. 000 with view of protecting the state in its guaranty of the bonds to that amount. The day for hearing of motion is not yet fixed. Grant to be Invited to Memphis. Ma.uePs. April 4.-Gen. Grant is to be invited to accept the hospitalities of Memphis. A meet leu of prominent citizens is called for to.mor row. when a committee will be appointed and arrangements perfected, Among the events will be a'grend military display and a banquet at the Peabody Hotel. FIFTH WARD CLUBS IN CONFER ENCE. At a conference of the various clubs of the fifth ward, held yesterday noon at the Young Men'u Headunartersecorner Toulouse and tRam part streets, the followiug resolutions were unanimously adopted, to wit: Resolhed. That the fifth ward delegates (to be elected on the tenth of April. 1880) are hereby instructed to select as delegates of the First Congressional District to the Cincinnati ne tional nominating convention, none but men who will bind themselves to secure by all pos sible means the insertion of a clause in the nratinal platform of the Democratic party Sledgang national aid in the reconstruction and maintenann of the Misissai ppi lvees. Resoled further. That it is the wish of the voters of the fitth ward, duly reoresented in this conference of their clubs. that the dele gates of the First Congressional District in the Cincinnati national nominating conven tion vote for Wifield S. Hancock as Pre-l dentia nominee of the national Democratic party, on the first ballot, and that they be guid ed thereafter in their ballots by their best ap preciation of the interests of the party. MORE MILITARY MATTERS. Gen. Augustus Beichard having received his commission from Gov. L. A, Willtz as com mander of the Second Brigade, has phosen the following staff, whose names will zn doubt be confirmed to-day: Lieut. Col. W. C. H. Robinson. Crescent City Battalion assistant adjutant general. Major Edgar A. Farrar. (rescent City Bat talion, assistant inspyotor general. Major H. Dudley Coleman, Washington Ar tillery. brigade quartermaster. Major J. H. H. Hedge. Washington Artillery. brigade ordnance officer. Major Maximilian Hermann. German Bat talionu, brigaide o )mmlessary. Major F. Loeber, German Battalion. brigade medical director. Capt. Frank A. Behan. Washington Artillery. aide-de camp. In this connection, we regret to state that Brig. Gen. John Glynn. Jr.. has sent in his resignation, and of course his staff follows him out of the rolls of the militia. It is to be hoped that the General may be persuaded to reconsider his action, as the State can ill afford to lose so valuable an officer. THE MORGAN ROAD. The Morgan Railroad authorities announce elsewhere, that local and Teche freights will be received as usual on and after to-day. The re ceiving of Texas freights will be resumed in a day or two. The officers of the comrany have done all that energy could accomplich to the end Ihat traffic should not be interrupte., and it is pleasant to hear that their efforts have not been fruitless. EAGLE NO. 7. At the annual meeting of the exempt society of Eagle Steam Fire Company No. 7. held yes terday, the fdliowing offi ers were elected to serve for the ensuing year: A. Mauberret president; S. C. Brodowskt. secretary; V. Raffo. treasurer. R-lief commi-tee-A. Mauberret chairman; S. O. Brodowski. V. Raffo. J. Hyland, J. Banur. Dolbear Commercial College, 2es Canal street. FOREIGN NEWS. lore of the Liberal Victory in England-Gladstone Unwill Ing to Taktt Ofice. The Queen Informed of the Conserva. tive Defeat -The South American War--The Peruvians Get Sup plies Into the Besieged Port of Arica. GREAT BRITAIN. LONDON. April 4.-In a second article on the consequences of the Liberal victory, the Ipetla tor 'ays: It s1 a severe blow to the Tory Democ racy. The next man who profReses faith in the monarch and the multitude, must appeal to the latter on socialist grounds, or undertake enter prises requiring sacrifieslo that will restore people to their senses. No other man will ever wave the banner of prestgen, as Lord Ilcaoons field has done. without striking a stroke for it. In the second place, we are rid of Versonal government It i., however, in its effect ablroad that the Liberal vlctory will be most far-reachb ing. We do not believe there will be ioy at St. Petersburg at all. Russia distrustsI certain views of the Liberal chiefs, and especlally Oladetone, far more than she dreads a ministry whioh can be coerced into secret. comloets. But millions of Greeks. Armenians and lilllgarlans will rejoloe at the prospect of a new career made possible to them, tnd this rejoicing will be feeole com pared with the exultation of our own millions in India. no longer taxed to death In order that a premier may pose as arbiter of the destinies of Uentral Asia. England can bear with equn nimity that Prince B:sruarek is sorrowful and Baron Haymerle worried, If throughout the world all freemen feel as if with the tory Demo eratic government of England a miasmatic cloud had beed rolled away. The London Obsnerer of this morning says: "We understand there will be no decision whether the government shall resign at once or await an adverse vote of Parliament, until the exact number of the Liberal majority is as certained." After the result of the polling on Friday becaRme known, a special messenger was sent to Baden-LBaden with dispatches for the Queen. We have reason to believe that Mr. Gladetone disapproved of the arrangement suggested in various unarters that he accept a subordinate office in the new administration. He still adheres to his intention of not resum ing offlee, but will cordially support the recog nizad Liberal leaders. Earl Granville and the Marquis of Hartington. SOUTH AMERICA. Naw Yoar. March 4.-The following dispatch, dated Lima, March 27. via Panama. April 3 has been received by the Charge d'Affairs of Peru from Beoretary of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Don Pedro Jose Calderon. The Corvette Union forced the blockade of Arica. flghting seven hours with two Chilllan ironclads and a trans port. She disohargcd her entire cargo while fghting, and has returned to Callao. The Union was undoubtedly sent from Oaliso with arms and ammunition for Peruvians in the blockaded port of Arica. probably under com mand of uapt. Villaviceuclo, and has suc ceeded in her errand, despite the Ohillian blockading vessels. POLITICAL. Republican County Conventions in Iowa in Favor of Blaine. Dtis Moiwas, April 4.-Twelve or fifteen Re publican county conventions were held in Iowa yesterday. The State Registfe has returns from eight of them. favoring an instructed Blaine delegation to Chicago. THE MIBSOUBI REPUBLICANS FOR OBANT. ST. Louis. April 4.-The Republican county conventions for tee election of delegates to Chi cago were held in this State yesterday. Of thir teen counties heard from seven have bhen in structed to vote for Grant. one for Blaine, two presumably for Grant. and three send mixed delegations. THE MI.tOURI OREENBAt'KERS. ST. Lous., April 4.-Butler J. Hill. chairman of the Executive State Committeeof the Na tional Greenback Lab ,r party, has issued a call for a convention to be held in each congrees lonal district of the State on May 20o. to choose delogates to the National Greenback Conven tion. THE ANTI-ORANT MOVEMENT. ST. Louts. April 4.- Emory S. Foster. score tat y of the Anti-Third Term Committee. states that assurances of .3o-or,.rhtion have been re rcived from MIchigan. Wiconsitu. Minnesota Kentucky. Kansas. Illinois, Ohio. Arkansas. Iowa and New York. THE STATE CONTENTION. Election of Delegates to the State Conven tion From Several Parishes. EAST F~LICIANA. RooMS ExrECtUTIVE COMMrTTrm. Parlih of East Feliciana. Clinton. La.. March 27, 1880. At a call meeting of the Executive Committee of the parish of East Fellfiana held this day. the following delegates were elected to repre sent said parish in the State Convention to be held in the city of New Orleans on the twelfth day of April, 1880: First Ward- W. B. Porter. T. C. McKowen. Second Ward-J. A. Norwood. B M. O. Brown. Third Ward-Allied Hazs rd, W. H. Pipes. Fourth Ward-A. J. Norwood. E. J. Boatner. Fifth Ward-Henr ySklpwith G. W. Munday. Sixth Ward-J. P. Haney. L. Mahony. Seventh Ward-ti. D. Rowlev, D. W. Pipes. Elaghth Ward-J. A. White, H. M. Poole. There being no further business, the oom mittee adjourned subject to call. J. A. RAMSEY. President pro tem. D. J. WEDOE. Secrelary. OLAIBOBNE. In pursuance to the call of Capt. Price. chair man. the Executive Committee of Clalborne met in Homer on the twenty-seventh instant. The secretary being absent. J. W. McFarland was elected secretary pro tem. The committee then proceeded to appoint the following delegates to the State Convention, to be held in New Orleans April 12. 1880: Hon. John 1. Phlpps. Hon. A. L. Atkins. H. W. Kirkpatrick. Judge J. C. Egan. W. P. Otts,. W. L. OaRes J. W. O'Banon. Alex, Well, J. J. Duke. J. H. Ohappell and J. H Curry. that be log the number of delegates the parish is enti tld to on the balss of the vote cast for Gov. Wtltz in 1879. We recommend that our delegates use their best endeavors to prevent the State Convention from giving the delegates to the National Con vention any instructions in reference to the nomination of a Presidential ticket. On motion and second it was resolved that our delegates who are present cast the full vote of the parish. There being no further business, the commit tee adjourned. THOS. PRICE. Chairman. J. W. MoFAFLAND. Secretary pro tem. HIGH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. The New Orleans*Bee published yesterday morning the following complimentary letter from Mr. Ferdinand de Lesseps: NEw YOBK, March so, 1880. Managing Editor New Orleans B1e: Dear Sir-I cannot leave America without thauning you for the zaalous and intelligent support which you have lent to the Panama Canal project. You have thereby taken the po sition of a true champion of the interests of the United States and of the great port of New Or leans, which needs so greatly a rapid and eaesy outlet to the I'a.fl., whither so many rich countries, now steadily developing their re sources, Invite her commerce. I greatly regret not to have been able on this oocasion to visit New Orleans; but I trust that I will soon be able to do so. anti I look forward with sincere pleasure to that time. Again let me beg of you to accept my thanks. I remain, dear sir, yours very devoutly. FEItDINANI) De LESSEPB. THE CREVASSE. The Efforts Made by the State En gineers to Close it, and Its Present Condition. Yesterday there was no appreciable change it the crevasse below Weatwego. at Sharp's plane. The water was still rushing through with the same force, and 0ol. T. S. Hardee. of the State Board of Engineers, was up there all day and during the night superintending the work. The practical business of closing the crevasse was well under way yesterday and Col. Hardee is very hoteful of being able to stop the break in a few days. It is proposed to make a protec tlon on the river side of the break very mrtuoh in the share of a horseshoe, and the driving of piles in this manner is in progress. Inasmuch as the pvition of the State Board of Engineers towards this matter has been sub jetted to adverse criticism, a DEIMOcRAT re porter yesterday nendeavored to fnld Col. liar doe. but learning that he was up tt the Ire vassen. soughbt an attacho of the ofmoe. from whom the following was obtained: THE STATE ENOINEERaIt DtEPARTMENT. The first Informatli'n received at the En glneer's ofilte of the brealk was at I :0 o'clock p. to.. Aoril I. lndl between 8 and 4 o'clock Coi. Iiarden hal chartered a tug and was on the ground. There hit met tite representatives of Chas. A. Whitntoy & 0.) . andt mladean arrange ment by which that firm could furnish the laihor anti its slnbaistence lind tile Sttlte Engineer's deipartmentt would supply superintendents and material. The work already commenced was sloptted, as It consistedl of only fence pickets driven in. Experience has so frequently provetd that, lustead of doing any good, this aggravates the evil, is no so lner is the semi. circle completed than tihe force of the water carries away the whole work; and owing to its slight penetration, the pickets being driven only by hand, sweeps with it more or less of the ends of the levees. It was determined to erect a coffer-dam of 4x4 timber, and a tug for the pile-driver at Bonnet Carre, represented to be In excellent condition, was Immetilately sent. Owing to the wind and the darkness of the night It did not arrive until the n xt morning. when it was found that the break was so wide as to necesl tate heavier piking. Pending the sending for sile-drivers and materials, all attention was directed to setiurlI.c the ends to prevent fur thet breakage, which proved eminently suo cessful. On the first pile the driver broke the niuocrs, and a delay was necessary for repairs. Another ilel-driver was sent up Friday by Whitney & Co., but could not be got to work until Saturday morning. as the anohors sent with her were not sufficient to hold her, and although extra ones were supplied Friday night the man in charge refused to go on until Saturday morning. All day Saturday the drivers were at work closing up from both ends of the crevass. The Whitney A Co.'s one stopped last night from a want of relay of night workmen, but they were all agaln at work and were reinforced during the day by a third and more powerful one, kindly lent by M di. Howell. with every prospeot of finishing the work and closing it'in a few days. Col. Hardee and his assistants are using every energy to close the crevasse, and though the work is an herculean one, they are very nopeful of success. SUNDAY AT AMES CHURCH. Gen. Grant Attends the Morning Services--His Further Move ments. Yesterday morning Gen. and Mrs. Grant. in company with Gen. Cyrus Bussey and family. attended the services at the Ames Church. Rev. G. B. Bristor, the pastor, officiating. The chancel was literally crowded with flowers, and the church was filled to overflowing with wor shipers. Mr. Bristor took as his text the twelfth chapter of St. John and thirty-second verse: "And I if I be lifted up from the earth will draw all men unto me." The Doctor through out held the large audience to the closest at tention. Some no doubt came to see Gen. Grant alone, but went away with new thoughts to ponder over. A thorough report of the ser mon would no doubt be Interesting, but the gestures, the tones of the Doctor. cannot be reproduced on paper. To thoroughly appreciate the talents of this gifted divine one must see and hear him. AT THE CONCLUSION of the services. the General. In company with Gen. Bussey and Doctor iristor, findting it im possible to obtain eagress thronagh the front door, passed out at the rear, through the Doo tor' study, anti after runnlng the gauntlet of a few colored citizne, who had detected the rear and flank movement, and inittsted on shaking hands with the "Glneral " were driven to Gou. Buaeoy'a beautiful residence on St. Charles. near Jackson street, where they dined. Capt. Eads coming in and forming one of the dinner party. GEN. BUSSEY informed the DEMOCBAT reporter that the pro gramme of G n. Grant. attending the rowing match at the Lake End to-day in a special train provided for him by the railroad com pany. will be carried out. Rtturning thence, he will attend the grand banquet to be glven him at the St. Charles Hotel by 150 of our leading citizens. The General, in his capacity as chair man of the cltizens' committee of arrange ments, stated to the reporter that the trip to the jetties was under his control, and no person would be allowed on the boat without a ticket of invitation. The John W. Cannon., bearina Gen. Grant. Gov. Wilte and other guests, will leave on Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock. CAPT. EADS accompanies the excursionists, and will no doubt add largely to the Interest of the occa sion. Parties who have received verbal Invita tions to go on the trio should at once apply to Gen. Bussey for something more substantial. It s sunoposed, of course, that the party will stop at some of the lay ge plantations along the route, and in fact to investigate the river and surroundings pretty generally. THE RECEPTION that was to be tendered to-day to Gen. Grant by the Colored Men's Protective Union at the residence of P. B. 8. Plnchback, has been post poned at the request of the General, whose en gagements prevent him from attending, to Wednesday from 12 to 2. ST. BARTHOLOMEW CELEBRA TION. The members of the"Society of St. Bartholo mew the Apostle." which was organized about a year since by the Italian residents of this city. mustered in force yesterday on the occa sion of the first anniversary of their society. The occasion was commemorated by a parade through the principal streets and addresses. with the usual attendants, at their hall. An interesting incident of the parade oc curred when the society and its invited uuests on reaching the corner of Rampart and Conti streets. filed into the Obureb of tt. Aunhouy of Padua. and had the beautiful new banner of the association solemnly b'essed. after the im pressive forms of the Catholic Church. AT LEADFIELDS. The match at Leadflelds shot yesterday by the members of the Crescent City Gun Club for the Tott's cup was witnessed by quite a crowd of visitors. Messrs. A. Cardona. Sr., J. Collins and B. DeBoux tied, making 13 in a poesthle 15. 'pies were shot and decided in favor of Mr. Col lins. The match now stands. B. DeRour two claims. A, Cardona Jr. one claim. J. Collins one claim. Dolbear Commercial College. 2l Canal street' LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE. (The DUMOOtAT Is responsible for none of the views expressed In the communloations under this head; but no communications will be printed except from responsible parties.) AN OPEN LETTER FOR TIlE TEACH ERS OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. To the Editor of the Democrat: I see by an editorial In your columns thls morning that it Is proposed to addI an amend ment to Bonate bill No. 148, which would secure a measure of relief to the suffering unpaid teachers of our public schools. I am a parent of children in those schools and know well the privations they are enduring, Friends grow tired of helping creditors, get disgusted and refuse further credit, and the teachers are fast coming to that point where the wolves of famlue and misery are at the door. Therefore I have a suagestion to make to the teachers. Heaven helps those who help themselves. It is the old story of th9 man who appealed to the gods for help, and was told to put blhs own shoulder to the wh", I. There is no use in ap -allng .to the Legislature if they sit back and appear Indfferent. I hbar this remark made whenever I speak of their wrongs. The sug gestion I would make is this: let the sohoole be closed on the day the bill Is to come up and all the teachers go in person to the State-Housn. The direct,rs will surely be will In,. because those gentlemen must feel terrllly the fact that they eann t pay those they em ptloyF d, trusting to the honor of the state. and Ihe oltizn pleats .tf their ,uplle will surely sustain thenm. We advise that they ascertain on what dey this wFeck the bill will he up, and come dowu Ilke an nvtlalnne in all the dignity of their just, claim to requesa, payment from the state. 'I'uey should remember that this is the last week of the senslon. and but little time re mains to them. Perhapts it would also be well to call a mass meeting of our ell zeun to assist them In pushing this matter. We parents ask the aid of the press In this matter, and a copy of this will be sent to ,every r, papr in the nlty. A PARENT ANT) TAXPAYER. New Orleans. April 8, 1oso. VALIANT PEELERB. Three Rowdies Held at Bay by Nine Conservators of the Peace. There was unite an excitement in and about the Poydras market at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, caused by the abortive attempt of nine policemen to arrest three disturbers of the peace. It seems that Jack Doyle and Jim MeGarrigan, two "boys" on their muscle. were winding up their Saturday night's carousal by bulldozing an INoFryT.Nsv OLD BOOT'rntLA whose stand is at the corner of Poydras and Rtampart. They did suenoed in scoring a vie tory over the old man. and after knocing down and scatterlig his boxes and brushee,they sailed loto an adjoining coffee-house and took a drink apitee in com" emoration of their valor. Just then Officer Oheevers, of the First Pre inct. Interposed and advised the men to go home, otherwise they would be arrested for disturbance of the peace. These heroes, who had gained a signal victory over a dilapidated African. could not brook the idea of being talked to by a minion of the law, a vulgar "peeler."so they picked up a few glasses and a Guastity of bottles, which were roon humming unpleasantly about the ears of Oheovers. home of the mistsiles struck the officer, who, let it be said in justice to him, STOOD WELL IIIS GROUND. until finding himself bruised, bleeding and overpowered, he retreated to the station for as sistance. In a few minutes Offioers Ourley Sullivan, Doody and Haley hove in sight of the expect ant crowd about the Poydras Market. They walked up and down the market, telling the people to "stand back." but making no effort to tlod out the perpetrators of the attack on Cheevers. Presently a consultation was held between them, and one of their number started on a cruise for ass tance. Officers H. Knup fer. A. Fa nacht. J. Kenny and lSnclair were. one by one, called from their respective beats in the neighborhood to assist their confrarees. All together, the policemen marched away to find the disturbers of the peace, followed by at least oom eople. In a coffee-house at the cor ner of Poy!oras and Rampart. the two men were seen drinking. They came out of the saloon in company with one Gallagher. The latter, when the police ap proached, made some remarks to the effect that no policeman would dare arrest him or any of his friends. Officer Haley made a grab at Gallaghber who with nimble foot vaulted about, ducked his head and BUTTED HALEY on the nose. The sight of blood streaming down Haley's fL.ce dirt not have exactly the same effect on the peelers that it usually does on pugnacious individuals. The policemen drew in'o line and stood like statues.wblist the two. emboldened by their success, linked their arms together and defied the whole police force to take them in. Then did the valorous con servators of the peace march off in Indian file to report at the Central Station that an officer had been beaten by two parties who MADE THIR ESOAPE. Fortunately the reporters got wind of the affair and round out the particulars. A more disgraceful affair has never yet hap pened in this city. refluto ig so much discredit and ridicule upon the pollee force. Chief Boylan was j itly incensed at the con duct of his men, and gave orders that each one of the participants make a report in writing of the whole affair. He said that if nine police men could furnish such a pitiable spectacle as they did in failing to arrest three men they ought to be suspended from duty immediately. Ir is the chief's intention to have a full and thorough investigation of the report that the officers failed to do their duty. Capt. Bat Galvin gave a sharp talk to some of the officers concerned in the case, and evinced his determination to deal rigidly with scon as would be found guilty of dereliction of duty. "Its to the first time," said the Captain, "that I am ashamed of being a pollee captain, all through the conduct of sIan IxIrIOIEgxT OFlIOIIaIs. This action of those men will reflect on the whole police force, among whom it cannot be de' led there are good and trustworthy officers. Sergeant O'ttourke happened to be about the scene oflthe disturbancelin its inception, that is, a few moments after the assault on Cheevers. According to his own statement made in Oapt. Galvin's office last night, the t3ergeant was passing that locality on his way to breakfast. Being a crowd about the coffee-house, he stopped to ascertain the cause of it, and re monstrated with Doyle and McGarrigan for having thrown glasses. He saw no disturb ance and remarked to several parties that this was not his precinct and he had nothing to do wl h the occurrence. If th's affair is to be in vestigated. It is to be hoved, who ver the par ties at fault be, that they will receive their just dues. UI to a late hour last night neither Doyle, McGarrigan nor Gallagher had been arrested. A HEAVY LO8. A Lady Loses a Package Worth Seven Hundred Dollars. About two weeks ago. one of the two Misses McGuire. residing at No. 45 C.,nstance street. whilst going to church, dropped a package con taining valuable documents, and $700 in cash. This happened at the corner of Magazine and Melpomene. It is only at the end of this week that the police were apprised of this fact. and immediately Aids Pecora and Gaster started to work up the case. They found out that on the morning of the twenty-first of March the pnckage was picked np by two boys eight and ten years, re- petively, whose parents, the Qalgieys, reside on oUostnnce street. 'Ihe youugest, Elward. put th, package In his pocket and had. reached the corner of Camp and Thalia, when he was stopped by another boy, aged apparently about 12 yeats, who snaztened the money from the little tllow, say' ineg it belonged to him The name of the boy is unknown, but the aids are on the track of the money. and are almos& sure to flind out whreIt has gone and who suo ,eeded in gettlnr the sioO away rrm the bol who bad obtain it from El. Q.ltgley. Tbhi oss falls heavily on the two ladles, as the money was a part of thirty years' hard saVlnae. They bhad drawn the amount frorm a banke the day previous. and were on their way to pv'* Lt.by in ease of need. ---- -H .. A BLOODLESS AFFAIR. A Dispute Satisfactorily Settled Aftet* an Exchange of Shots. A duel, the cause of which was a praettial joke perpetrated on All Fool's Day, oame o> yesterday morning at Biloxi, Miss, The prie cipals were Capt. Anthony gambola and Masior Chris. O. Gain. The misunderstanding be tween the two gentlemen happened In the Vaudeville saloon, on ilnvral treet. and gre. out of a remark made by 0ipt. S.mbola refnet ins upon the partlys present, after some one had Ill tr eated the Captain's hat by smashing it out of shape. Major C tin. under the Impres slon that he weeas prsoually attacked by Ca Sambooa's expressions, advanced and reped to the Oaptain. The result of thedleusslon not being satis factory a challenge wa4 Fent the next day to Major Oaln, who promptly accepted il, Both partles were arrested before eveulng, taken be fore Julge Miltenberger's court and put under bonds to keep the peace In this htate, It was generally b'lleved that the mi.under standing had not yet been soettled and rumor was, that Mjor Cain had heen Olahe' utpon l- friends of Capt. Hambola for an apology, whli was not furnished. A rencontre was colsdered Imminent and the surmlses on the affair proved correct fort b the Mobill train yesterdlay morning Capt. Ham hola and Major Cain. aooujipanled try their seconds, left for Bil(xl to settle the affair or the field of bonor. l rIt. tnmbola was rep e sented by Col. A. J. cherulm and Capt. A mand telles, nod Major Ctin's sponsors were Capt. Yalsei OGulllotte and Capt. Ed. Auoolin Drs. Have and Beard noe:ornpanl d them. 'rhe party, on arriving at Biloxl. stopped at the Montrose House, and after a reasonable delay, In order not to excite sulpiclon or eart odi y, etrolled towards the lighthouse and chose a convenient locality ,n the bat,.kh. Colt's navy sixs werelue.d, and bhe distanee was twelve paces. The princelpls were quite calm and collected, and thr' uoghout the ordera behaved most bravely and 'relitably. At the usual signal both fired at the same time, and It was found that no one had beer touched. The seconds then held a consulatlon.and came to tho unanimou- oonnluslon that as the cause of thedu I was olearlR a mlsunderstand Ing and did not gIve I se to any direct itsulhe and as the principals had shown their courage under the first fire, that honor was satlted. and the whilom enemies should make frleand This was done and the eusual handshaki. gone through. The party then returned to t eMontrose ouHse and whiled away most pi-e.e antly in social conversation, with feet under the table, the gap of time separating the now tfo gotten occurrence with the arrival of the tre to New Orleans. At the depot the prlncipals were warmfd greeted by a large concourse of friends, --.-.-. *----. AMUSEMINTS. Academy of Musie. The Barlow, Wilson, Primrose and West MinstrJombinatlon closed a very suocuesaie engagse nt last night. During its stay t .' company has made many friends, and Iea* the city with the endorsement of the theatrei going public, that It Is the best show of the kfin which has struck the town in years. To-night Haverly's New York Juvenile Oper CamDany open for a short season In Plnafor. The company has received the enoomiuaze the critics wherever it has appeared and this, taken in connection with the fact that the orn bination Is under the control of Haverly, *.11 never puts a bad thing on the road, is a au~ anitee that the performance will be somueikt superior. THu MIDOGETS. Major Atom and Gen. Mite appear for the time this season at the St. Charles to-day, little men have made hosts of frieands atL city, and it is safe to say that each of ther options will be largely attended. The hola to-day are the same as usual, from 10 to 12, 2 to 4, and 7 to 9 o'olock. LADIsE' WfAn. The fair for the benefit, of the new Ohuro the Paored Heart opened last nighbt at the on Canal street, corner of Clalborne. tables were found to be tastefully and elega arranged, and were attended by numbers of fair ladies. The attendance was sood for am opening night, and the receipts were eneo~r The fair is given for the purpose of rale-i suffiiolent money to free the new Church of Sacred Heart or debt. The object is a wo one, and as the attractions of the entertain are many, there should be a large attendam each nclht. GRAND OPEBRA OUSU, The Pirates took their Sunday privilege lsta night and remained Idle, but only to start i this eventag with renewed vigor. We are I. formed tbhat Miss Laura Joyce has recoverero from her Illness and will appear to-night o the boards. THE BENEFIT CONCEBT. The entertalnment for the benefit of the Iris rellerf fd, which hcs been sý earnestly urwe by msu prominent citizens, will take p next Wednesday evening at the St. Ohar Theatre. it will be a concert pre-eminently. and a .notable feature of It will be the 1tg of Irish melodies. There will, in ad be recitations and the reading of orl poems, making in all an entertainment ofver high promise, which will be. doubtless. 1, pa'roniz d. The whole will be under the direction of tha accomplished musalclan Prof. Blake. THE UOWINt RACGE. The race between Sullivan and Plaisted s annouceed to come off at the New Lakels this evening between a and 5 o'clock. An es citing contest is anticipated, and much interest is manifested in the event. JOSEPH EDGARD MONTiEGnT. Last evening a large concourse of sorrowtfa friends assembled at the residenee of Mr. Armand Pitot, on Bampart street, to pay the last duties to an old and esteemed citizen e. New Orleans, Mr. Joseph Edgard Monteat. Most of us have known this fine old gentleman. a true representative of the old creole resn highl y educated, polished in manners.tender. a woman, unplin lng in resolution and ftat thrughabout the journey of life. He died at advanced age of seventy, four years, and up a few days before his death ws as hale hearty as if the frosts of many winters agreed with his healthful temperame a warmed his life blood as they silvered his About thirty years ago Mr. Montegut owin pied the position of Mayor of New Oriesn and eaquired in the fulfillment of the aties his office a lasting reputation for Intelligenee. firmness and integrity. He has never since, as far as we know. cc cupied any public station, but was univerUslF known and recognized as a gentleman of finl business ability, sympathetic of contact pleasant of intercourse. His many _fr~i. sincerely deplore his loss. ST. PATRICK'S TOMBOLA. Last evening the grand raffle for the maaU valuable articles left undisposed of at the re cent fair for the benefit of St. Patrick's Church was commenced in the hall adjoining Sg Patric's parsonage. The hall was very hand smely decorated and the tables laden with choice viands which pleasingly greeted the eye and set the appetite on edge. Theentertai ment will be continued this evening and close to. morrow, when all the articles will have been disposed oL Apart from the material chanees incident to a visit, the entertainment poseeees all the elements of the highest and keenest en joyment. A Severe Fall. Between 8 and 9 o'clock , Sunday mori ing, a whbte man named Fred Iisher, while at w.i k on board a bark loading at the Gretas Warehouse, accidentally fell in the hold broke his right arm and freatured Ril skull a was brought to his residenee eveiti. betwees Fulton and TehoupitouJl, and thence senti size Hospital. "