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VOLUME II—NO. 596.
NEW ORLEANS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1876. PRICE—FIVE CENTS. WANTS. WAHTS inserted in column CMtS per square. M FIFTY V*/' ANTED TO SELL-FINK AND NEW GEO " c«y fixtures. Cheap for cash. Apply at 503 'Carondelet street, corner Josephine. KÏ7 u* ■V|7 ANTED — A SITUATION BY A VOoAG ▼ ¥ married man in a Grocery. The very best of ~ J " " Address GROCER. No. 9 _ FIT It* recommendations given. Carondelet « met W ^TED-100,003 POUNDS CORN SHUCKS, for which I will pay 25 cents per pound Sa u pies can be seen at mv office. WM. L BROOKS Agent for Perinne Tobacco, 43 Natchez street. F17 It AATANTED—UNFURNISHED ROOMS AND f 7 fo D r gentleman, wi e and child, in a pri TJ^ 6 R®-**jonable rat*t will bd txpectad, and ^] , jA ,l ^ ver S ,,e î be found to be a good tenant Address, stating terns aud locs.ien, Luck Box 819 _____ F16 3t* ' WA? J* D—A Dwelling House (to rent)—with eix » * bedroom-, parlor snd dining room, kitcaen and £ ,r ?f Dis il Preferred, between a"d Uirod Magazine and Rampart streets. Ajwwor ley Krato *tr***t. -pi»< WWlflBï A la. füllst., __; V V « age. a place in an office or store He is win Ä d °,"L klnd °, f work - a d to work hard and steadily for his employer, as he w.sheg to help his widaw©d moth*r. Can - ive good references. Ad dress A. V., BuUrtin Office. Fll 6t W^? T ?R~ PURC ' HASEKS FOR EGuS FROM „ * . the following varieties of chickens: Partridge Gsjinln, (3 per dozen; Buff Cochin, «3 per dozen, white Leghorn, 82 5j uer dozen. The a ove chick «nahave been selected wta a view or having the tQQ6 birds and for their ezg producing -qualities. For particulars, address P. C.A Bulletin d28tf •dice. \\T ANTED—Some three or lour nice Families can v V be accommodated with fine Furnished Rooms •nd the best of Board at 149 St Charles street, nearly opposite Lafayette Square Also gome twenty-five or thirty day Boarders will be taken at four dollars per week, payable in advance. This is a great redac tion from former prices. The hoase is first-class, second to none in the city. None need apply bat the s 1 1(1 llkf i.t —«I nd Best of pe pie. n5 ly* Bemomber 149 St. Charles street ANTED— A private fbinilv residing at No. 8 ' v? St. Peter street, fronting on Jackson Square, desire to-rent t wo front' rooms to gentleorea, or gen tlemen and their wives, with or without board. n3tf O/ANTED—50,600 Ladies and Gentlemen to call » v and examina the latest novelty ont, called the "JAPANESE CHILD'S CARRIAGE AND CRA DLE, " en exhibition and for sale by L. T. MAD DUX. 35 Carondelot street. »n20 tf U7 ANTED—Sec ond h a n d Carnages aua Buggies j* any one having such and wishing to dis them can find ready sale tor the same by calling on L T. MADDUX, 35 Caron deist street, denier in car rtages. _^_ mvl4;~ _ POLITICAL, Workingmen'* Democratic Hat, Third Ward.—A meeting of this club wi 1 be held at the •Sonthern Cotton Press, Willow, between Poydras aud Lafayette streets, on THURSDAY EVENING Februar v 17, at-7:30 o'clock. All Democratic resi dents of the waid are invited to attend. By order : J. D. HOUSTON, President. P. J. O'MEALIE, Sécréta: y. F16 ME&M NOTICES. rhlta and Klack Hiver LESSIE TAY LO It has Oy her to the steamer \ Sbiapefs will change their M. KENISON, Mast; r. L received «OB poll FI? It SZ F1C 3t the Cm tnln, Owners nor gneesof the British > hip EVA N luas er, from Liverpool, will he debts contracted by the crew of OLF, POWELL A CO , 44 Caron-'eiet street. SPECIAL NOTICE. Vicksburg, Shreveport and Texas Kaiiroad'. Until further notice freights to Taliu'ah and stations east of Tallulah Station will lie shipprd by Mew Orleans aud Vi ksbnrg I'ackrt, line, \ is Delta. F.oighti to Delhi aud west, of Delhi will be ship Ml by New Orleans and Ouachita Transportation Comoâny, via Monro.,. Thr ngh Bill* of Lading s'gned on'y bv . »»if W . B. BROCKET!^ 38 Magazine street Special Nsike to Bay- n Bnrtliolunew. D'Arbonne and Saline River Shippers—No tl rougti bills of lidiug will ue signed or recognized uule-s a - a Maned by th„ P.esident oc Age nts of the Ou.chiu j SÂTSteSSÏ"""" I s chara« F. A. B« ANKS, President Ouachita River Trans. Co. E. B. CKYKK, President Ouachita Tributary Nav Co BANK NOTICES. Mechanic»' end Trade a' Brak, New Or leans, Febiu ry 10 1870—At a meeting of tne Ii >ar<l •of Directors held this day, a dividend of FOU it PER CENT on tho Capital «as declared! payable to the ntockhodeis on aud after MONDAY, the 14th cur rent. MOSES HARKIS, Fll lm'f Cashier. Notice. LEAVE YOUR ORDERS FOR SHIRTS. Mr. J. H. MARLEY, of Mess-s. Marloy, Cook A Co., Newark, being at present in the city with NEW AND ELEGANT SHIRTINGS, a s prepared to take Measures for the same. He can be found during the day at B. T. WALSHE'S, No. llO Canal street, near St. Charles. F17 2t 2dp $1 Briefs a Specialty. $1 C ...... < O. 112 One Dollar per Page. Large Octavo. COMPETITION DEFIED! — BY — CLARK 6t HOFEUNE, .<* Gravier Street, I I y Wear Camp. . TO TUE PUBLIC. NEW ORLEANS PACIFIC RAILROAD. The Citizens' Committee appointed at the mass meeting held at St. Pa'riak'a Hall, January 27, in the interest of the NEW ORLEANS PACIFIC RAIL- j WAY COMPANY, have recommended the follow ! ing well known, active, energetic and high. y re an It of be of spectable gentlemen ns ^solicitors to i of and stock of the company. Tne public aie hereby in ttbruied that tbe districts as designated will be can vassed by the gentlemen whose names are ap pended The eastern and west ;rn boundaries are from river to s vamp : • 1. South side of Canal street and north side of I'oy -dras, inclusive, Col. Ch. R. Ruiley, F. Camerden, Esq. 2. South side of Poydraa to north side of Calliope, inclusive, W. Wallace. Esq., H. W. Fowler. Esq. 3. South side of Calliope to north side of Jackson -street, inclusive, P. R. Byrne, Esq., B. B. Hotchkiss E.q. 4. South side of Jackson to upper line of Carroll ton, inclusive, John McNulty, Esq , A.GalLainl, Esq. 5. North side of Canal street to south tide cf St Louis, inclusive, J. P. Roux, Esq., A. Dupre, Esq. 6. North side of St Louis street to south side of Esplinode, inclusive. J.G. Sanchez, Esq., A. Kilshaw, Esq. 7. North side of Esplanade street to lower line of •citv, inclusive, Ji>o. Pastry, Esq., Samuel Posers, Esq. ' The above named gentlemen are fu'ly authorized to obtain subscriptions to the capital stock of tbe »KW ORLEANS PACIFC RAILWAY COM PANY. E. B. WHKELOCK, President February 5,187C. F6 10t of 9 ' 0ÜÄ OU T WH ABVE8 At the time when the Council proposed to lenee the wharves or to farm out the wharf revenues for the purpose of paying the cost of necessary wharf repairs, of paying the in terest on wharf bonds owing by the city, amounting to $682,000, and of redeeming the tenth part of the principal of the original wharf debt, there were some misgivings as to the wisdom and propriety of suoh a lease. The plan was vigorously opposed in the Gonncil and by a portion of the press, the main opposition being' from those who de sired the riddance of the oommeroe of the city from all port charges at a9 early a date as possible. Varions predictions were made as to the workings of the proposed lease, many prophesying that oar port oharges would remain as high as ever, and that the condition of the wharves would be in no respect improved. Eight months have elapsed sinoe the lessees entered upon their contract To ascertain wh *t has been done, a resolution of the Council authorized and directed a formal inquiry, which was ac cordingly made ander the direction of the em inent and accomplished City Surveyor, Capt. Thos. S. Hardee, who reports as follows: Surveyor's Office, ) City Hall, New Orleans, Feb. 14, 1876. ) To the City Council of New Orleans; In compliance witn instructions conveyed in a resolution adopted by your honorable body, I have bad a thorough examination and survey made of the wharves, landings, etc., and now have the honor herewith to transmit the result in the accompanying detailed re- port of B. M. Hirrod, E q , Assistant Sur- veyor in charge, showing the amount and character of work performed by <he lessees, Messrs. Eager, Eilerman & Co., from the com- mencement of their lease to February 1, 1876. - The lease was entered into on the 29 th of June, 1875, and active work commenced early in July. The wharves at that time were mostly in a dilapidated condition, requiring a large amount ot repairs and rebuilding to place them in a serviceable order tor the ap proaching winter's busine.-s. A large amount of substantial aud perma nent work has been execuied, as will be seen by Mr. Hirrod'» report, and the material and workmanship has been fully up to the re quired standard. The report of this inspection of wharves ordered by the City Council shows that the lessees have expended on repairs, etc., about $179,000, or nearly three-fourths of tne total revenues estimated by the Council for 1875. The lessees have constructed 8000 squares ol new wharf and 1000 feet of bulkhead. They have repaired 1500 squares, and, besides lumber, have used 30,000 barrels of shells and 2500 tons of ballast. These figures, the approximate estimates of a skilled en gineer, show that the lessees are very much in earnest in their vesolve to carry out their part ol the contract with the city. It is not probable that the- same amount oi expenditure will be neoessary in future after a thorough repair has been completed. Our space will only permit ns to note the ' work done on some of the more important wharves. SALT WHABF. This wharf -commences betweêû S'xth and Wasuiugton streets, and extends, with ati average width of seventy-live feet, 1485 feet j to First street, with a front alternately pre- | pared for shipping and steamboats. This wharf contains 1110 Equares, the framing and planking of which have been repaired turoughout, and are now in fair order. post 50 Fifty-three squares. Falling at inner end j thirty-eight by eighty feet. The framing and I ptoWol U* «1». b.» Well rapai. j ! ed, and are now in good order, although affected by the bad settlement of the bank at the head of Soraparn street. This settlement has encroached fully half way across the street, and threatens the property of individ uals at next low water. The conditions of the case are peculiar, rs sulting nut, as is usual, from undermining the bank, but lrom some defective substratum or excessive depth of the river in front. Thereiore, the ordinary coarse of heavy bulkheading or filling with ballast is not applicable, and would only add to the risk. For the present a light bulkhead, about 270 feet long, has been built lo protect the bank from the coming high water. I think no danger is to be apprehended until the sup port given to the bank by the spring high water is removed. Bat as sopn after that as possible, permanent steps should be taken to arrest the damage to trade and private prop erty now threatened. ENGLISH STEAM-HIP WHARF. This wharf commei.ces between Soraparu and Philip streets, and extends 575 feet, with an average wiotb ot seventy feet, to the Jack son ferry franchise. This wharf has been thoroughly rebuilt, and is now in good order. Commencing below the terry, this wharf ex tends 1637 feet, to post 39, with an average width of 78 feet, and contains 1225 squares. It has been thoroughly and substantially rebuilt and is therefore in perfect order. It was impossible, in tbe limited timebe for the arrival of shipping, aud before active commercial traffic began, to execute every bit of work that was needed, and in tho manner most desirable, and therefore at many points the lessees were instructed to make such tem porary repeirs as would insure the largest amount of wharf surface in condition tor the transaction of business, before the time ar rived when their working operations would be necessarily interfered with by the require ments of commerce. The practical benefits- of this course have been verified in the tact that a larger amount of shipping is now accommodated in port i than has been here for many years, and better facilities afforded for the transaction of busi ness for so large a number ot ve.-sals. It is due to the lessees to state that they have always evinced a willingness to execute promptly and with energy ail instructions emanating from this department. I believe that with the work already accom plished, together with that which is contem plated to oe done daring the approaching summer, when the lull in business will adorn of it, the wharves by next tall w.U be in more substantial and serviceable condition than for many years p ist, throughout the entire length of the city. Respectfully submitted, Thomas 8. Habdee, City Surveyor. Mr. W. M. Hsrrod, Assistant Surveyor, made what we are assured was a V9ty thorough examination of wharves, beginning with the upper post, E'ghth street, Fourth District, and extending to the lowor boundary of the city. The contract was entered into by the lessees about the 1st July, 1875, and the most of their work was done before the 1st Janu \ry, for reasons given in Capt. Hardee's report as above. LIVERPOOL STEAM «HIP WHABF. The Liverpool steamship wharf has been to to ' j | almost entirely rebuilt, the work covering 475 squares, all now in good order. Together with this, is new balkheading, grading, shell ing, etc. BULKHEAD. Below this wharf a bulkhead 171 feet long has been built LEVEE AT LOUISIANA OIL WOBKS. Below the Liverpool wharf is the point to which the attention of the Department of Improvements has been called by the accom panying petition of property holders in the neighborhood. In regard to the present condition of this point, I wonld respectfully report that it needs aareful examination and thorough work, but that the present stage of water precludes either. In the meantime, it is my opinion that no danger is to be apprehended daring the present high water. When it falls more or less ot tbe levee will probably go with it, when a place for permanent protection can be decided upon. post 37. Fifty-five squares. Thoroughly repaired, and now in good order. post 38. Sixty squares, fifty of which have been re built, all now in good order. BULKHEADS. Below this at various points, to the Convent and below, new bulkheads to the extent of about 300 feet have been built. Also, bulk beads throughout the entire city front have received attention wherever they may have needed it. All the foregoing work was com pleted on or before the first of January, 1876. Since then general repairs have been can tinned wherever they seemed most needed. The construction and repairs of bulkhead ing have been continued and extended to the limit of the Fourth Distriot and below the Birracks. Also, the extreme lower wharves, hitherto used by towboats, are being recon structed for the use of vessels frequenting the port ST. LOUIS AND VICKSBURG TACKET LANDING. The early and enormous receipts of pro duce overtook the contractors before they were able to give it that attention whioh its importance and bad condition requires. It is impossible to do more at present than to keep it np, so great is the rush of freight. Its thorough repair will constitute the bulk of next summer's work. It is particularly desirable that as muoh fiiliog as possible be done here. F BOM CANAL TO ST. LOUIS STREET. The level part of the wharf from the Canal street ferry to the wharf of the Cromwell Line of steamships has been pat in good order. It extends 1660 feet and contains 870 squares. Tbe incline will require thorough repairs next summer. steamship wrabp. Tbe city steamstiip wharf, opposite Jackson Square, is in tolerable order. Such repairs ol planking as were needed trom time to time, have been made. moboan's febbt to picayune tier. The wbart immediately below Morgan's railroad ferry and the ferry wharf itseif are entirely gone. Below this. 160 squares have been pal in good order. From this to Pica yune tier the wharf work aud levee have beeu put in good order, including 192 squares. The framing and planking of the Picayune tie» wharf are new. MOBILE BAILBOAD TRACK. t Would respectfully oall attention, at this point, to the great obstructions to traffic caused by the ballasting of the Mobile It til toad track. POST 15— JACKSON RAILROAD WHABF. Rebuilt. The streets connecting al! the foregoing wharves have been • graded, ballas'ed and otherwise put iu good order. posts 11, 12, 13 and 14, Comprising the Bed Bivor landing, have been repaired so as to make them available for the current season. Much new planking has been used. They will, h >wever, require much labor and material for tbe earning sea son. They contain about 410 squares. Tne levee has been drained and shelled, and bar riers thrown across it aud the wharf, which have been of much service in preserving tbe work, withont interfering nuaniy with the convenience of hauling. I wonld recommend the extended ereotion of thejbarriers whenever practicable, as it is found that drays and trucks will abandon the best paved streets to follow the levee longi tudinally, thus destroying the shelling, in much less time than would be the case if they could only cross it transversely from paving to wharf. In the foregoing wharf about fifty squares of filling has been done. Here is a grand opportunity for a large amouut of this permanent and economicil work, which I earnestly recommend may be done daring the earning season. GULF STEAMSHIP LANDING. The wharf is occupied by the Mexican and other gulf steamships. The extension and repairs amount here to about 104 squares, all of which is now in good order. MI--8I-SIPPI VALLEY TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. The wharf trom the grant to the Mobile Railroad to Canal street has only been kept in working order for the season by flying gangs. The area inoluded in these wharves is over 4000 squares, and tl^ repairs have inclnded about 1500 squares thereof. The material and labor in tbe work are de scribed as fully np to the proper standard. The work was for the most part done before tbe first day of January, 1876. It is an important fact to be noted, that •many of the repairs made by the lessees were necessarily of a temporary natnre, intended to accommodate tho commerce of the carrent season. This work must be replaced during the ooming summer aud autumn by perma nent and much more costly repairs. In addition to tbe above-mentioned pay ments made by the lessees for 8000 squares of new wharfing, 1000 feet of bulkhead, 1500 squares of wharfing repaired, 30,0<I0 barrels of shells and 2500 tons of ballast, they have paid into the city treasury in cash for police, for lighting wharves, and for the salaries of city employees engaged on the wharves, $17,500. They have paid nine installments of the debt due by the city to owners of steamboa's on judgments obtained by the latter, $12,000. They have paid interest on the outstanding wharf bonds in full to the first of December, 1875; and they have re deemed and oinceled $69,000 in wharf bonds, making their total outlay in seven months $296,758, or nearly $57,000 more than the annual revenue realized or estima ted by the city. _ R. G. Eyrich, the popular Canal street sta tioner, has sent us copies of the following books: "Christmas Stories," by Charles Dickens (Household Edition), published by Harper «& Brothers, New York; " The Devil's Chain," by Edward Jenkins, M. P., (au thor of "Ginx's B.by,") same publishers; "Cousin Caroline's Wedding," by Mrs. Henry Wood, published by T. B. Peterson & Broth ers, Pailadelphia. Buy your baggy and carriage of L. T. Maddox 35 Carondeiet street, New Orleans, lo it in It be it is POLITICAL TALK. The Republican Scare—The Sen* ate Chamber Fortified. .The Election Hatter. THE SCABS in tbe Republican ranks bas for some reason been increased. Wednesday morning the office of the Sec* retary of the 8enate and the offioe of Lieut Gov. Antoine, both of whioh are situated jnst back of the Senate chamber, were filled with policemen. Gnards prevented entrance to either. The msin door leading to the Senate Cham ber was closely gnarded by policemen in citizens' clothes, acting as sergeants-at-arms, and on each side of the door two heavy iron staples bad been driven, and the bars to pat in these staples were within easy reach. The other doors leading to tbe chamber were gnarded by policemen, and were also arranged for a barricade. THE OLD BARBICADE erected during the troublee of liberty week, which guarded Toulouse street, was removed, either to permit the egress or ingress of policemen, it is a question which. A partition separating the circling hall around the Senate Chamber, from another hall leading to another portion of the build ing, has been removed, and a stronger one, with a heavy door in it, has been erected in ts place. It has been ascertained that several oases of GUNS were received at the State-House about day light Wednesday morning, and were safely stored away. They are, no doubt, however within reaoh. Hugh J. Campbell, the chief sergeant-at arms, is responsible for all these warlike preparations, but it is probable he is acting under orders trom some one higher in au thority. He has not since his election pnt in an appearance in the Senate Chamber, and his duties in the Chamber are performed by Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Mercer. The Conservatives have decided to accept NO RETURNING BOABD, and to go into an election under the old bill before they will yield. The Conference Committees adjourned yes terday to report to their respective Houses. The concluding proceedings of the commit tee were as follows: Mr. Jt fines submitted the following: Whereas, the Seoate Conference Committee have proposed to the House Committee an election law providing for a board of five re turning officers or canvassers, three of whom are to be sclec'ed by the Senate and two by the Hiuse; and Whereas, Senate Committee have farther proposed- that the House Committee may elect one «of the three members to be selected by the Senate from the following list of Be pubiieans : Fifth member—A. S. Badger. J. H. Sypher, J. B. Beckwith, B. F. Flanders, John S. Harris, Resolved by the House Committee, That we will proceed to select one of the above-named Representatives, provided that said beard so constituted shall have power only kk com pilers, to count and tabulate the retaros sent to them. Said returns when counted and tabulated to be transmitted to the Secretary of State, the result to be Dromulgated by the Governor. Said promulgation to be taken as prima facie evidence subject to contest in tbe oourts for all cases not o'her wise provided in the Constitution of the State. On morion was adopted by House Committee. Mr. Sypher offered the following amend ment : Provided that in case of evidenoe of fraud, violence, or intimidation of such a character chill be presented as to show that the result of the election has been changed, the Eaid board Shall consider it and act upon it to the end that the rights of the people shall be se cured and a fair and honest result declared. The resolution as amended was adopted by the Senate Committee—amendment not con curred in by House Committee, and the con ference adjourned to report to their respective Houses; The feport of Mr. Aldige, Chairman of the Committee to examine the booksof the Treas urer and Auditor, whioh recommends the IMPEACHMENT of Gov. Kellogg and other State offi sera, it is probable will not be taken np for several days. Gov. Kellogg yesterday addressed a letter to Mr. Mathews, of the Hoase, requesting him to call for the testimony on which the report was based, so as to show what the alleged threats which foroed Treasurer Dnbnolet to give np the money were. Tho letter was as follows : State of Louisiana, ) Executive Department, \ New Orleans, Feb. 16, 1876. ) Hon. James S. Mathews : Dear Sir —As I do not find in the Journal ot the proceedings in the Hoase of Representa tives yesterday that any motion was made to print the testimony upon whioh Messrs. Aldige and Voorhies, cf the committee to in vestigate tbe accounts of the Treasurer, made their report, and as I am especially desirous lo know upon what testimony the charge is predicated that the Governor, "by threats and promises and otherwise" induced the Treasurer to divert tbe funds of the State in the manner ai'eged, I should be muoh obliged it you would make a motion that the testi mony be printed, os I am anxious tq be in foru ed myself, and that tbe putnic should be fully informed of tbe nature and extent thereof. Very respectfully, VV. P. Kellogg. In accordance with the above, Mr. Mathews in roduced a resolution providing for the printing of the testimony in pamphlet form. It went over under the rules. It was reported in political circles last night that the recommendation of the Aldige Com mittee to IMPEACH Gov. Kellogg and Treasurer Dubuclet would be adopted by tbe Conservatives, and that the matter would be pushed as far as the Con servatives could push it The report, judging from the talk of the Conservative members, was well fonuded, and it is probable that ^he Conservatives have de cided on jnst such action. J as. H. Iograham, School Director, has RESIGNED, and his resignation has been accepted. His successor has not yet been appointed, and there is no telling when he will be. The Berlin Kladderadatsch, a paper some what similar to the London Punch, only far more clever, perpetrates the following : "The President of the United States, Ulys ses Grant, whose term of office expires next year, voluntarily recommends as his successor his—predecessor. " This may be tunny enough in Berlin, but is too much of a practical joke to be fann y in this co u* try. New La. Remedy for coughs, etc. Home proofs—«tty sworn jury would receive them. a it & in the ■ but BEX not had in and a in to look long sols of New line On For ON DIT. ----Good matinees at the different theaters yesterday. ----If this weather oontinnes, picnics will soon be in order. ... .The man with (he telescope still haunts Olay statne about nightfall. — The m agio lantern man is atill giving his free exhibitions at the ooraefc of Garni and St. Charles streets. ----It is amusing to see the cool impu denoe of some men who will ring a oar btll and step ont before the ear has stopped. —There will be no concert at Grünewald Hall to-night, bat the gentlemen of the Thalian Coterie wilt *"i*rtnin their friends there. .....We have reoeived a number of oom plaints about the planking over the steps of a crockery house on Common, near Camp street. So many have stumbled over this sharp in- c'ine it is regarded -as an obstruction to the sidewalk. ----A few loads of dirt on Camp street, near Jiokson, would materially serve to ren der that thoroughfare passable. At present there are some very deep holes in the road - way, and draymen are loud in their mutter ings about these obstructions. .... Wednesday was ushered in by bright sunlight and clear and housing weather. The ladies and children were happy in prospeot of a pleasant day for the matinee* and theatrieal managers rubbed their hands and amiled for joy iu anticipation of large audiences. ....The residents in that neighborhood complain that the sidewalks on Bordeaux street, between St. Charles aud Pitt streets, are in a terrible condition, and predict that unless soon repaired serious accidents will happen to some unfortunate pedestrians. They ask that the matter receive the prompt attention of tbe proper authorities. COKING THROUGH THE RYE. The Wednesday Matinee. The Grand jury Wednesday morning were again bard at work over tabulated statements and railroad accounts, assisted in their work by special agents Wheeler and Hill. From the large rolls seen under the arms of the witnesses, it is evident that the mill will snrely turn out some first-class sausages before night, for the government had made ample preparations for a large yield. A MYSTERIOUS STRANGES put iu an appearance in the Custom-House during the morning, and wended his way to wards Gen. Brady's rojm. Quid nuncs had it that it was a shining light in the Internal Revenue Department, whilst others said that it was the collector of Galveston recehtly tele graphed for. Who and what he was could not be learned, for the curtain of secrecy seems now to envelop every movement of the officials. During the afternoon the Grand Jury brought in another batch of indictments, among which it was reported Messrs. Bayly & Pond are included. The oharge, it is said, ag iinst them is for the compounding and mixing of cocktails and other beverages requiring under the law a rec tifier's lioense. Tney say that several new parties have also been placed ander the ban, and new developments will possibly be made in the morning. AT THE ST. CHARLES. Gen. Brady last evening was kept quite busy in consultation with the mysterious stranger who has pat in so sudden an appear ance in our city. The General reported that every thing was going on as well as could be wished, and that the reports reoeived from his assistants aug mented the amounts of the crooked received here by the dealers. ■ So far Ga veston has not been heard from, but tbe revenue agents expect tidings shortly. MEYEBiL ARRIVALS. BEX S NOBLEMEN AND W YBRIOBS FLOCKING IN— DISTINGUISHED ACCESSIONS. The Dukes of Hudson, Gerolstein, Espla nade and Consols reached the Capital y es ter-, day, attended by numerous and brilliant com panies of followers. They were immediately provided for by the Lord High Chamberlain; not an instant's delay occurring, despite the superhuman exertions which that functionary had been oalled upon to make previously. Our readers are already familiar with the characters and histories of these great chief tains, and need only be told that they return in even greater magaifioenoe than th9ir wont, and that the determination is evident on all hands to make this the most brilliant and memorable ot all Carnivals. The Duke of Hudson is followed by his faithful Knicker bockers, seventy-seven in number, and ar rayed in traditional costpme. Gerolstein is followed by the famous Minnesingers, with their rebeeks and timbrels and flutes—s very striking picture. Esplanade is followed by a band of old free lances of Ldrraine, splendidly mounted and uniformed in white and gold, with long lances and burn ished shields. Consols has something grand in store for us, and we should perhaps betray confidence if we revealed all that we know as to bis retinue. Nevertheless, we shall say look out for a particu'ariy brilliant and im pressive display when the glittering helm and long floating red plume of the Duke of Con sols oomes in view. One thing is very certain now, the pageant of Mardi Gras is to be something trnly won derful and magnificent Long live the King ! A Desideratum Accomplished. —The New Orleans, St. Louis and Chi<%igo Railway Com pany—better known to our readers as the "Great Jackson"—have inaugurated the running of an accommodation train between New Orleans and McOomb City, for the special benefit of citizens residing along the line of the said road. Thi» train is now a permanent institution, and runs as follows: Leaving New Orleans at 4 P. M., for MoComb City, stopping both ways at ail stations, and returning from MoComb (Sty at 3:50 A. M. On Sundays a local train leaves MoComb City at 3:30 P. M., arriving here at 10 P. M. For full particulars inquire of A. D. Sheldon, ticket agent, at tbe corner of Camp and Common streets, under City Hotel. 5, a - of ■ORE BLOOD. John C. Cestley Shot in thtftteaft by T. J. Newhonse and In* stantly Killed. Abont ba'f-past 4 o'clock yesterday___ noon a difficulty took place in the Union Coffee-house, * corner of Melpomene and Dryades streets, kept by one W. Lafon, be tween four men named John Costley, John K Treme, Adolph Newhonse* and his brother, T. J. Ne'whouse, which resulted in the former being shot in the left temple end instantly killed. T. J. Newhonse went into the ooifae honse to take a drink about half-past 8 o dock and met Treme, a mere stranger to him, who came over to where he wee stand ing and asked him to play a game of billiards for the drinks. They played i game, and Newhonse lost and walked up to the counter to drink. Tierney while the barkeeper was waiting on walked to the door on Melpomene street and called his friend Costley in to join n»i n. mq Newhonse asked his brother Adolph to oom e up. When the four men got to the ooonter tne deoeased and Treme commenced failli; politics, and wanted T. J. Newhonse to join the Southern Repub'ican Club. He spoke np and said that he was no politician and be longed to no dub; and further, that he did not intend to join the organization they repre sented or were canvassing for, therefore it was useless to talk abont it. Harsh words were exchanged between the parties, when Costley drew his revolver. T. J. Newhonse caught hold of his ana and wrenched the weapon out of his hand. The revolver fell on the flxir, and all parties oogaged in a rough-and-tumble fight T. J. Newhonse was scuffling in the corner of tha room when the report of a pistol was heard, and Costley fail dead. The barkeeper and his brother were behind the counter, and several oih-r parties were in the bar-rocm daring the melee, and only one man saw the fatal shot fired. Mr. Treme states that he played a game of billiards with T. J. Newhonse and m*i for tne drinks. They walked up to tbe coun ter to take their drink, aud called Costley in to join them. Newhouse's brother then walked up. t told Newhouse that he could not play billiards with me, that I o >uld beat him every time. He said that I only thought so; but if % wanted to play him a game for five or ten dollars, he Would show me bow to play billiards. I told him that. I did not havs the money, but that I oould be it him. I walked up to the bar and asked Mffi Lafon to loan ms ten dollars. He said that he would lend me the money, bat wonld rather not have ml play him. A discussion arose between myself Newhonse about the girne, when his brothefi Adolph struck me with his fi it in the faoa. Costley polled out his revolver, aud T. J. Newhouse knocked it out of hi< hand and commenced souffi'ng; they moved over to the corner of the room, when I saw Newhouse pull his pistol oat and plaoe it up to Coetley'e head and fire. The ball taking effect in his left temple, killing him instantly. Mr. N Lafon states that he was behind tha bar waiting on two customers when^ he sew Newhouse, the scouted, and Costley scuffling in the ooruer of the room, near the door, and heard the report of a pistol; he locked around and saw Costley fall, bat did not see whe fired the shot. Newhouse's brother got bis revolver »"H walked into the yard He returned to the barroom, and all of tbe cartridges were re moved, from the revolver, and the presump tion is that he emptied the contents while u the yard.. Two policemen on duty in the Dryad« Market ran over and arrested Trema and the two Newhouses, aud brought them to the Second Precinct Station, where they were locked up, Adolph Newhouse and Treme charged with disturbing tbe peace, end T. J. Newhouse with shooting and killing John Costley. The accused gives the following statement: I went into the bar-room to take a drink, and met ■ man nampd Treme, an entire stronger to me, who asked me to play a gaiqe of billiards. I played a game, and he beat me. He said that be oonld play a better game of billiards than I could, and I told him that I would play him another game for fire or ten dollars. I walked up to the counter, aud he walked to the door aud called his friend (Costley) in to take a drink with us. My brother osma op, and they commenced to ulk politios, and! asked me to join the Southern Republioan Club. I told.bim that I did not intend jou^ ing that or any other club, and it was tuelsns for him to ask me. Costley then drew his revolver, and my brother commenced to fight with Treme* I oaught hold of him and a scuffle ensued. I got him up in the corner of the room when a pistol shot was fired and he dropped deed. My pistol fell ont of my pocket in the seuffls and I don't know who shot him, but think it must have been accidental. I don't know wfietber he mas shot with his own pistol or whether it was with mine. ° Newhouse's revolver, a Remington fflv# shooter, was taken, to the st .tion, where, on being examined, several hairs, the color mf Costleyis, were foand on the barrel, and all of tbe cartridges were removed. 0 Coroner Chastant impaneled a jury and) adjourned the inquest until Friday. Tbe body was taken to nis late residenoe, No. 288 Eighth street The deceased was a court officer in tho Fourth Municipal Police Coart, and lea«« a wife and two children. Newhonse, it will be remembered, killed William Lucas, the Foreman of Columbia No. 5, about a year ago, and was tried and aor quitted on that charge. Chief Engineer Thomas O'Connor will thik afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock, have the steam em* gines oj Volunteer No. 1, Louisiana Haas Company and Creole No. 9, on Canal streets' between Camp and Magazine streets, for tha purpose of testing a new styfe of automatic relief valve. By this valve, if attacUfed to all steamers of the department, will be saved thousands, as the flow of water can be Bhn? off inJUntly at the pipe withont interfering with tbe working of tbe steqjper, in bntlâingf where no water is needed, thus preventing am unnecessary damage by water, which, unde# the present system, cannot be avoided. g*hi% nozzle can also be adjusted so as to reduce) the stream doux one audaqaarter inch one-quarter inch—a great improvement wherf there is a scarcity ot water. Wants and To Rent isser tod in the Bulletin f<$? fifty cents. — 9 - O'Brien, of 'Frisco, bought of Senator Sha ron a $3000 fireplaos. Ou the Atlantic slope speculators are willing to wait till after death, and get a fireplaoe obeaper.