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VOLUME III—NO. 628. NEW ORLEANS, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1876. PRICE-FIVE CENTS. 1NTCW ADYMRTISEMENjpL A Card. I h» vi sold to Mr. T. OWEN the S-ock, Fixtures ■■4 gvod •will of the GROCERY STORE, No. 387 Dryades street, comer of Tha'i». Mr. Ow n is s gentleman whom I can confidently Mosmmend to the old customers of the store and thsjtiUte in general, as one worthy of their support. .jgp? ■ I desire to return thanks lor the liberal patronage bestowed npon me in the past, and respectfn ly announce that I shall continue business at the Store Tfo 397 Dry ides street, next to the Market, so long known as BURKE'S CORNER. MICHAEL HACKETT. R ferring to the abov,, I ask of my friends, who have patronized the old stand for so many years, their continued support, promising to serve them as liberally aad justly as pro; rietor as I have done for the past seven years as sa'esman. The Stock frill compiise everything usually kept in a FAüflLY 13ROCERY. MPORE, and no pains will be spared to give satisfaction to am and all. Tnos. OWEN, ®h25 8t2dp Coiner Dryades and Thalia at». WANTS. WARTS inserted in this column at FIFTY CTfarrs per so une. W ANTED— EXPERIENCED SHIRT MAKERS and fl'ft-clas.s shirt ironers. Bang samules of w.Tk. LEIGHTON'S SHIRT MANUFACTORY, ■ Canal and St. Cbailes streets. nihgTi It W ANTED—A YOUNG WOHIN AB E TO work on Sewing Msciii . e do plain sewing and assist in housework. Address Car, stating wages and residence. mh'23* W ANTED-A GOOD SIZED SECOND-HAND sole leather TRUNK Must be in good condi tion and cheap. Address " Tfunk," Bulletin office, nahlfi tf IMTANTEP—OCCUPANTS FOR WELL FUR If nished rooms, in a house cen rally snj agree ably located. One is a front room with gallery, and there are two otheis adjoining. Price mode-ate. Private family. Apply at 73 Rampart sireet. mh5tf W ANTED—PURCHASERS FOR KGwS FROM the following varieties of cbickons: Partridge Oochin, $3 per dozen; BulF Cochin, |3 per doze»; White Leghorn, $2 5 1 oer dozen. The a ove chick ens have been selected with a view of having the Most perfect birds and for their egg producing qualities. For particulars, address P. C., Bulletin •Am. dite tf T WO CHARMING LITTLE COTTAGES wanted to rent—The one wi'h three and i e other with four fine rooms »d unusual convenien ,-s far those who ohoose to do their own housework. Both h >uses have nice flower gardens in front am' good yards ia the rear. To those who are able and willing to pay their rent in advance, to the amount of Ad per month, are invited to take the Common or Glied street cars 'which pass every five minutes, and look in at No •. 90 and 94 Bolivar street, near Cum , and apply to E. WOOD PERU?, at 96 Bolivar F1H eod tf YEf ANTED— Some thrcevor tonf nice Families can It he acoommodated*wtth fine Furnished Rooms amd the best of Board at 149 St Charles street, nearly pomte Lafayette Square Also some twenty-five thirty day Boarders will be taken at four dollars R week, payable in advance. This is a great reduc from former prices, The house is first-class, id to none in the city. None need apply bat the wt of people. Remember 149 St. Charles street. ■5 ly* W ANTED —Secondhand Carriages and Baggies any one having*suoh and wishing to dispose of dham can find ready sale for Jthe same by calling on Kt. T. MADDUX 35 Oa râm ê l et street, dealer in car » * § my 14 W ANTED —50,000 Ladies and Geptlemen to eal and examine the latest novelty out, called the "JAPANESE CHILD'S CARRIAGE AND CRA DLK." an exhibition and for sale by L. T. MAD DUX 35 Carondelet street. au29 tf SPECIAL A OTIC ES. Property Hplders* Union.—A Special Bfeet i«k. ef the Central Council of the Property Hotdeis' Union will be held at Grünewald Hall at 7's o'clock «a 8ATURDAY EVENING, 25th instant. Pune tasl attendance is required, as important business will be brought before tue meeting. ARCH MITCHELL, President M, C. WHARTON, Secretary. mh25 It SPECIAL, NOTICE Wo Minden Shippers.— The SATURDAY boats for 8hreveport will t k» Minden freight reshipping on ateotn-r BELLE ROWLAND at East Point. M83 3t JOS. A. AIKEN, lit Gravier street. Lsgblana Levee Company, 23 Caro idelet treat March 30th, ls76—The regular Annual Elec tion for Twelve Directors for this Company, to »er e daring the ensuing year, will b , held at this office, mm SATURDAY, Api il 1st, 1870, between the hours of U A. M. and 1 P. M. M. A. TARLETON, mh20 tap! Secretary and Treasurer. Oflice of New Orleans City Railroad com pany, No. 124 Can G street, New Oi leans, March 8. 1876. —At a meeting of the Board of Directors, held this day, a dividend of Three Dollars per share m the puid up ckpitd was declared, payable to the Stockholders on and after MONDAY, April 3, 1876. AU new stock being paid in lull, on or before the 15th instant will participate in above dividend. Ti ansfer books will he dosed for ten days previous to A mil 3. mb 10 tap3 O. C. LEWIS, Secretary. Once of the N. O. O»« 'Light Company, March 10, 1876-A final dividend of Five Dollars per share will be paid to the holders of the old stock of this Com any, on and offer MONDAY, Apiil 3, in fall liquidation of the remaining assets transferred to the consolidated company. The transfer books will be closed March 27 to transfer of old stock and from and aftor April 3 no distinction will be made in transfers between new aad old shares. By order of the Boar d of Directors. mhlO lm V. VALLOIS, Secretary. Ae Ceacenalal.—Tho.-e désirons of contrib [ articles for exhibition in the Women's De;art t of th - Centennial Exposition will please make application at an early date to MRS. M. C. LUDELING, New Orleans, Member of Women's Centennial Executive Commit tee for Louisiana. mh8 tf Cieaeeat Raw Mill Association of New Orleans —New Orleans, February 89th, 1876.— The Stock holders ef this Association are hereby notified «bat a general meeting of said Stockholders will be held at the Offioe of the Association, foot of Gen. Taylor street, 0 a WEDNESDAY, March 29.h. 1876. ■t 10 o'clock A- X, for the purpose of voting tor or fpimt thedisaoMton of said Association,».^ to elect «Erse Cou, miss loner* to liquidate Its aflairs. If. B —The box for voting will be open from 10 o'clock A. M. to 2 o'clock P M. By order ot the Board of Dire tor», Fite lm* X NICOLLE, Secretary. POLITICAL. Rooms Ceairal Exeeatlve Committee, Democratic Conservative Party, New Orleans. March 22.—Thera will be a meeting of the Central Executive Committee of the Democratic Conserva tive par. y of the State of Lnui.dana on THURS DAY, April to, 1876. for the transaction of general business. Every member ef the committee is earn estly requested to attend. I. W. PATTON, President Central Execu ive Con nuttee. Country papers will please copy. mh2S tepl* PERSONAL. P ERSONAL—THE INDIVIDUAL WHO, ON Tuesday, '-1st inst. took from the Marshal's Office, Custom-House, a small Malacca CANE with an Ivory head, wo ild oblige the owner by returning R to the Bulletin office. mh24 2t FOR SALE. pOR SALE-A FAMILY GROCERY STORE, well located, in-the Second District, and having a good run of customers. Apply to FRED NE Y, corner lApeyrouse and Claioorne »tree's, or F. JOXVTLLE, "Mill " Grocery, corner St Ann and Robertson. mh2J3t fe $ of to ON DIT. ....Friday was the sort of a day when visitors were not in a hurry to leave, no mat ter- how buay yon might be. It was so com fortable inddors, yon know. ____A large delegation of citizens of Ken tucky, guests at the St. James Hotel, repaired in a body to the Varieties Theater last even ing to attend Miss Anderson's benefit .... A yenng lady in a Magazine street ear, yesterday afternoon, actually walked np to the box and deposited her fare, without calling npon any of the gentlemen in the car to assist her. Make a note of this. ____A witness in a collision case before the United States District Court opened his mouth yesterday and put his foot iu it. The attorney asked: "What was the last yon saw of the Garry Oxen, sir?" "Well, sur, the truth iz, sur, the last I saw of the boat she was out of sight." ,.. .The Repulican caldron is no°w boiling, and aspirants are hard at work canvassing with friends to secure delegations to the com ing nominating Convention. The older heads do not bother with these premature steps, but wait until the delegates are elected, and then they go in and buy up maj unties, fe ... .Yesterday afternoon Mr. Robt. Despo site, accompanied by his attorney, Chus. H. Luzenburg, Esq, in charge of a Deputy Sheriff, wag brought before Jadge McCor mack, of Carrollton, and arraigned on an affi davit made by Coroner Cbastant, charging him with the mnrder of George Washington Rockwell. He pleaded not guilty, and was remanded to the Parish Prison without the benefit of bail. The case is fixed fpr a hear ing next Friday at 10 A. M. POLITICAL TALK. The Governor hadnotpnt in an appearance AT THE STATE HOUSE np to 12 o'clock. His open buggy was not made for use in rainy weather, and his closed carriage is new, and he does not want to get it wet. It will spoil the paiht. It was rather a gloomy day at the building, and everybody around it had a damp and dilapidated look. The Republicans are still at work organ izing, but there is not that harmony among the leaders which has in previous campaigna marked their proceedings. There too many CANDIDATES FOK GOVERNOR, and among the many are Warmoth, Anderson, Kellogg, Steele and Packard. It is considered on the outside that Ander son hqs the inside track, and is considerably in the lead. He has gone to the country to reouperate, and get in condition for the grand struggle before the Convention. It would appear, however, that Gov. Kel logg and Warmoth intend making a combina tion, for the advancement, undoubtedly, of the latter, for the two have frequent private consultations, whioh are looked npon with suspicion by the other candidates. The Governor yesterday • SIGNED the following bills: An act to fix the time of holding the terms of the Fifth Judicial District Court, parish of West Baton Ronge. ' Joint resolution directing the Levee Board not to close Mack's Bayou. An aot authorizing the Board of Health to detain and d'sicfeot vessels at quarantine. An act to provide for the transfer of snita from the parish dr d strict eonrts to adjoin ing parishes when the presiding j udge re eases himself. , An aot to provide for the bet 1 er manage ment of the Poydrae fund in the parish of Pointe Conpce, and to repeal all homestead and exemption and privilege claims as against said fond. An act amending and-re-enacting article 163 of the Code of Practice. An aot amending article 3042 of the Revised Civil Code. An yet amending article 346 Civil Gode of Louisiana. An aot incorporating'the town of Green wood, parish of Caddo. An aot incorporating the t9wn of Arcadia, parish of Bienville. An aot providing an annual pension for the survivors of the war of 1812 and 1815. The sot limits the amount to be expended to $ 10 , 000 . An aot to authorize the Police Jury of the parish of Jefferson to fund the debt of the parish. The Governor also made the following ap pointments: Leon] Gauthier, Notary Public, parish of Avoyelles; X Jolet, Jr., Justice of the Peace of the Sixth Ward, parish of Ter rebonne; L. P. Briant, Notary Public, parish of SL Martin. . CAR TO THE LAKE ! THE FIEST STEAM CAB TO THE LAKE, VIA THE NEW CANAL. Yesterday evening the first steam car left the Cemeteries, from the foot of Canal street, for the Lake, via the New Canal. Among the passengers were the President of the road, Mr. Wintz, accompanied by his superintend ent, Mr. C. R." Evans, and the conductor of the road, Mr. Reynolds, to all whom is due great praise for the energy and perseverance which they have displayed in completing the road. Major Hoyt, of the Lake House, was among the number, and on the arrival of the party at the termina», he entertained them in his usual hospitable manner. The road will prove a snocess and a benefit to onr citizens who seek the lake shore daring the summer to eijoy the delightful and invigorating breezes. In order to keep np with the interesting story of "Around the World in 80 Days," yon Should call on Staub, at Goldthwaite 's bookstore, 69 Canal street, and get the latest periodicals from all sections at very low prices. Stanb authorizes ns to announce that he is " on hand," as nsnal. Let every farmer read the advertisement in this paper, of " Chutas and Japan Peas." If one half that is claimed for these crops by the best authorities be true, they are indeed a godsend to the South. _ Then they gave him a kerosene lamp and started him in the direction of his little bed. —Brooklyn Argus. Wants and To Bent inserted in the Bulletin for fifty oents. MASS MEETING IN BATON ROUGE. The Resignation of Parish Oiiicers Called for. On last Tuesday a large meeting of the citi zens of the parish and the city of Baton Rouge was held at Pike's Hall. From the Daily Advocate, of the 22d inst., we glean the following particulars of the pro ceedings : The meeting was organized by the eleotion of the following named gentlemen as officers : John A. Dougherty, President, and James McVay, A. D. Lytle. Joseph Larguier and William Markham, Vice Presidents; H. Skol field, Secretary. A resolution offered by Mr. W. S. Booth was adopted. It demanded unconditionally the resignation of B. T. .Beauregard and Geo. P. Davis, and the vacation by them of the offices of tax collector and parish judge, and provided for the appointment of a committee to carry out the demand, and that the keys of the collector be turned over to District At torney A. £. Read for safe keeping. The following, offered by Mr. W. C. Annis, was adopted : Whereas, under the present loom and ineffi cient organization of the police force of this city there is no safety for either the life or Che property of the tax-payer, therefore, Resolved, That the citizens appoint a vol unteer night patrol of five or ten men for each ward, who shall act under the orders of a captain, to be designated each night. Resolv&J, That a committee of three citi zens be appointed to interview Tony Benja min and request him to at once in writing resign his office, and that his successor ap point three patrolmen to act as d»y police, and require him not to appoint any others without first obtaining the consent of the tax payers. A resolniion providing for committees to bring before the meeting the parties above named was adopted and the committees ap pointed. Benjamin appeared before the meeting, stated that he did not wish to resign, was in formed that the demand for his resignation was imperative, that he was not competent to fill the position of Administrator of Police, and he then resigned. Davis informed the committee that he would not resign, and said he would fill the position and 'discharge the duties of Parish Judge until his sneoessor was appointed. Beanragard, the Tax Collector, conld not be found, .but his clerk delivered all the pa pers to the committee, and they were deliv ered to Distriot Attorney Read. The meeting was addressed by CoL E. W. Robertson and Majur A. L. Gasman. The following resolution offered by Mr. Booth was adopted : Resolved, That the president select six pet sons, three from each Ward, as a permanent committee, who are to take charge of volun teer citizens' police. Toe chair appointed: For First Ward—James McVay, R. J. Mc Cabe, A. D. Lytle. For Second Ward— W. S. Booth, Ed Willis, R. Wiseman. The Beauregard Committee Was declared permanent and authorized to "act in the premises," in case he (B.) demanded the re turn of the books and papers. A oommittee of three was appointed to wait oh the School Board and request the removal of J. Henri Burch as Secretary and Treasurer. The following was adopted: Whereas, this "meet iog o f citizens is in the interests of peace and good order, We deeply regret the persistent refusal of George P. Davis to vacate the offioe of Parish Judge. That having resigned this office, the people oonoeive it to be his duty no longer to exer oise the duties thereof. That ignoring alto gether the sacred feelings and protestations of an outraged people, he pursues an unwise and dangerous course. That his awaiting the Governor's pleasure to appoint his successor, so that he may retire trom the office of Parish Judge is a piece of deception sq akin to falsehood that no one believes his statement. That no act of his justifies a thought of con fidence in him, but, on the contrary, all that he has ever done has been calculated to en gender the very worst feelings in the breasts of those good and true men who now feel that, they have no longer the power to protect this bad man from the anger of an insulted people; therefore • Be it resolved by the citizens of the parish of East Baton Rouge in mass . meeting assembled. That the greatest object in the way of peace and quiet is Geo. P. Davis, and that the con sequences of his refusal to grant the request made of him, must rest with himself and cot the people, who have long and earnestly sought a genuine peace and been refused. The meeting adjourned. One way that the Radical Senators beat the Treasury is told by a Washington corres pondent. This is done in connection with the Engraving and Printing Bureau of the Treasury. Many Senators bave their visiting cards, their invitati ns to dinners and parties engraved and punted at pubiio expense, just as they get tneir nosegays, bouquets and flower baskets from the public conservatory of the Agricultural Department. Loads of Bris tol card boards, plain and enamelod, are brought from the government printing office and also from the offioe of the Secretary of the Senate to the engraving bureau and there turned ont as elegant and stylish visiting cards for Senators, on some of whioh are engraved delicate monograms and even aristocratie crests and coats-of-arms. This is a small matter, and may not on the whole aggregate over $10,000 in a year, but it adds to the enormons expenditures of the government and increases the corruption now eating up the very core of our Republican sys tem. Some eight years ago the late James Brooks startled the country by his statement that under the management of one Spencer M. Clark the printing bnrean of the Treasury De partment was a very sink of corruption. A sham investigrtion was made then, but a mere glance disclosed.— Pittsburg Post. What an infinite amount of lying the Radi cal press will have to do when Mrs. Marsh makes her statement, and it is found that she knows nothing of the Pendleton matter. The effirt to save a Radical scalp by skirmishing for a Democratic one will fail. Pendleton has made bis sworn statement and it may be relied npon. Demoorats are not afflicted with a chronic mania for lying.— Si. Louis limes. Wants and To Bent inserted in the Bulletin tot fifty oents. IN BAUKRUPTCÏg Charge of Judge Billings in the J. C. Levi Case. Interesting to Our Merchants. IN RE. ISAAC C. LEVI Judge Billings yesterday delivered the fol lowing charge: Gentlémen of the Jury— This is a proceeding under the bankrupt act, by wbioh certain creditors of Isaac C. Levi are seeking to have him adjudged a bankrupt. For the purposes of the inquiry by you, it may be assumed that the requisite portion of his creditors have nnited in the petition herein, as that question is, under the statute, to be deter mined by the Court. The burden of proof is upon the petition ing creditors, and you must be satisfied by a preponderance of evidence that the acts charged were committed, or ytra mast find for the defendant You are to take the law as it is given to yon by the Court, and applying the law as thus given, are to determine whether all or any, and which of the alleged acts of bank ruptcy have been committed by the defend ant.. These alleged ac s are four in number: 1. That on or abont the 2G*.h day of January last the defendant, being a merchant, fraud ulently suspended the payment of his com mercial paper. 2. * That, being insolvent, and knowing of his insolvency, he frandu'ently made an agreement with B. Moses and Isadore News man, whereby be procured the taking of his property under legal process, with the iqtent to give a preference to said Moses aud New man, the same beiDg credjors, and with the intent to deliy and defeat the operation of the bankrupt act 3 That, being a merchant, on Deo. 16, J875, he suspended, and did not resume the pay ment of his commercial paper for the period of forty days. 4 That he made fraudulent sales of his goods with the intent to delay and dsfe it the operation of the* bankrupt ao f , after the 11th day of November, A. D., 1875. I shall consider these alleged acts in the foregoing order, and shill call your attention to the law aB applicable thereto and to the leading tacts which have been proved for and against the debtor. 1. That on or about the 26:h day of Janu ary last, the defendant, being a merchant, fraudulently suspended the payment of his commercial paper. I do not under stand that ' there is any question as to the defendant being a merchant, nor as to the paper being commercial paper, nor as to his having suspended its payment. The questiou to be determined by yon is, did be suspend fraudulently. I instruct you, gentlemen, that if the de fendant honestly endeavored to pay .his pap„er bat was unable by reason of .misfortune to pay, that this is not a fraudulent suspension. I instruot you, that if he was able to pay, but concealed his estate or diverted it purposely from his creditors, or withheld it so that it was not applied to the payment of his com mercial noies when they be ams due, that this constitutes a fraudulent suspension. The defendant ha3 attempted to prove to you that be is simply one victim in a common stagnation in trade. The 'evidence on the part of the creditors tends to show that within the three or four months prior to his suspen sion he purchased on credit in the neighoor hood of $50,000 worth of goods; that he dis posed of them by foroed sales in an nnasnal manner; that he, within the three months prior to the suspension, received $48,000, $23,000 of which he has not acoounted for npon his books, except as it appears to have been received by him; that be received three days before his suspension $4800, and two days prior to his suspension $2500, neither qf which sums he has attempted to ascount lor, and under oath before yoa denies any recollection of the matter. Gentlemen, if .yon find these facts to he satisfactorily proved, and they are drawn from the defendant's own books and state ments, he not only fraudulently suspended, bat the fraud was of a most glaring and culpable character. By the defendant it has been attempted to be proved that his books were in no manner worthy of any credit; that, although he kept a book-keeper, his capaoity for book-keeping was not of a high order; that of the $23,000 received by the defendant, some $10,000 was (though not entered npon the books) paid ont to creditors, and that of the remaining $13. 000, $12,000 was paid out to the order-of bills payable, eto. ' gJYou will'observe that Mr. DreyfuSj who is alleged to have used some of this money, was a relative—is not called as a witness ^ that the cheok whioh is represented as paying Mrs. Goldstricken was payable to her or bearer ; that the note represented as being held by her has no indorsement, and that of the large sums which are represented as having been paid to the order of bills pay able, not a note which should have been taken np with the checks has been pro duced ; you will give what weight you think the fact merits to the disar rangement of papers consequent npon the marshal's and sheriff 's seizures, and you will say fnom all these circumstances the ex planation attempted to be given by the de fendant of the manner in which he disposed of the money traced to his hands is consist ent with the habits of business men, or has involved the proofs which would seem to have been within his reach if he was. innocent, and weighing all these circumstances and all other faote which yon think bear upon the ques tion, and will say whether the traud charged in the suspension has been proved. 2. Ion will consider whether, being in solvent and knowing of his insolvency, be fraudulently made an agreement with B. Moses and I-iadore Newman whereby he pro cured the taking of his property under legal process with the intent to give a preference to said Moses and Newman, the same being oreditors, and with the intent to delay and defeat the operation of the bankrupt act I instruot you that, for the purposes of this trial undqr the pleadings, it mast be askumed that Moses and Newman are creditors; bnt I also instruct you that you have a right to fol low the history of the debt from its inception down to th* present time, with a view to gather the motives of the parties thereto. Levi must have been insolvent—knowingly so—and this means that he mast have knowingly been unable to pay his debts in the ordinary course of business. I do not think npon the evidence this admits of con troversy. He must have procured the levying of the excations, i. e., he mast have more than suffered it ; he must have voluntarily and affirmatively co-operated in having his property thus taken; and, lastly, he most have done this with the motive to give Moses and Newman a preference ^nd to defeat or .delay the operation of the bank rupt act. If you find from the faots in this case that the transac ion with reference to the Newman or Moses matters were those between a debtor in failing oiroumstances who oonld not oppose any defense to the collection of de mands, then you will, npon this charge, find for the defendant; but if you find from the evidence and the omissions of evidenoe that there was a fraudulent preference designed, and a levying of the execution by % conni vance oi the defendant, then yon will find against the defendant on this charge. In considering this part of the case, you will take the law with reference to the con versation at Gapt Fenner's office to be this— if yon are satisfied that while Oipt Fenner did not know of the fact, it was nevertheless true that Levi and Fornachon were negotia ting a trial of settlement, to farther * h ch the interview was ' had, then yon will effective ly exclude from your consideration ail that passed at that interview. On the one hand, Mr. Levi and Mr. Moses both testify that there was no understanding, fraudulent or otherwise; that it was simply a creditor enforcing a claim which it was hope, less for the debtor to attempt to resist. Ou the other hand, the creditors have attempted to establish before you certain facts which do not rest npon the testimony of any one witness, but which are drawn from the cir cumstances of the case. Among these facts are the following: That tbeie suits were brought for an amount which would very nearly consume all 'the property of the de fendant, the two suits being for about $13,-< 000 and the stock of goods remaining on baud being about $16,000; the faot that Levi re tained no oounsel, though Moses testifies that he was at the oonrt on the day when he took the judgment; the prior relations of the parties. Yon will consider the history of the debt only as revealing the probable motive of Levi, and from the whole evidence, both that which was given before you and that which eomes from the notes and the books, whether or not Mr. Levi's intent was to give a preference contrary to the > tatute, which provides that all creditors should share alike. . 3. Did defendant, being a merchant, sus pend and fail to resume the payment of his commercial paper for the period of more than forty days ? It you find that Mr. Levi was a jeweler,- conducting the business of buying and selling jewelry, then he was a merchant. If the note which was protested was given in payment for goods purchased by him or for money loaned to him, in condaoting his business, then it was commercial paper. If he allowetl this paper under these condi tions, after immaturity, to remain unpaid for more than fimy days, then I instruct yon that this was an aot of bankruptcy. 4. That the defendant made fraudaient sales of bis goods within the period changed, with the intent to deieat or delay the operation of the bankrupt aot. All these charges are more or less oonneeted. The facts of the oaae are the same as the general facts recited by me above, and you will decide from all the faots whether the charge is sustained. Gentlemen of the jury, yon will, on the one hand, impute no act to the defendant which has not been proved; and, on the other hand, if yoa find any or all of the acts fully proven, it is your duty fearlessly, by your ver dict, to disclose it You will find a special verdict as follows: If you find for the petitioning creditors, you will find as follows: We find all the aots of bankruptcy obarged in the petitions were committed in manner and at the time as al leged. • * If yon find for the creditors on some of the aots charged, and against them on the others, you will find as follows: We find the first, or second, or third, or'fourth aot (whioh is charged in the amended petition) of bank ruptcy oharged in the petition to have been committed in the manner and at the time as alleged. If yoa find that none of-the aotssof bank-, ruptcy charged have been committed yon will find as follows: We.find for the defen dant. If yon find for him on some of the charges and against him on the others von will find as follows: We find that the 1st, 2d, 3d or 4th ants of 'bankruptcy oharged in the peti tion were committed in the manner and at the time as alleged; with reference to the other acts of bankruptcy charged we find for the defendant. VERDICT. We find ladore O. Levi guilty as charged in the second and third charges in the origi nal petition, and as oharged in the am*ended petition; as to first charge in the original pqti-r tion we are unable to agree. March 24, 1876. BUTTON'S TURN. The Crooked Fermenting If Mark Tapley had visited the Custom House Friday morning, he would have been excessively "jolly." The pouring rain oat side, Jhe Cimmerian darkpess inside, and the dismal faoes of the Grand Jury, all formed a picture of the most woe-begone character. Early in the morning there was a consolation in the Distriot Attorney's office between that officer and Special Agents Brooks,*Wheeler, Tompkins, McPherson, and*,Supervisor Tut ton, all about the situation of affairs here. Tutton is an elderly looking, mild man nered maD, with little communicativeness about him. At a charge, the reporters got into the Dis trict Attorney's office, and after a close in vestigation learned from Mr. Tntton that the Custom-House was a very dark building, and that his visit to the city was for the purpose of prosecuting the whisky cases. District Attorney Beckwith was unusually communicative, and informed the reporters that the cases* would be fixed for trial soon, and that when the Jary was empanneled and the witnesses on the stand, the pnblio would know the trialB had commenced—a startling fact. The Grand Jury were discharged until 2 o'clock P. M-i after whioh the Conrt ad journed. * The Grand Jury, after reassembling, re tired, and in a short time they returned into court with several findings, which were spread upon the secret minutes of the court Second Golden Drawing. Second Golden Drawing. Second Golden Drawing. Second * Golden Drsw.ng. Nothing Venture, Nothing Gain. Nothing Venture, Nothing G.un. Make Your Fortune. Make Yonr Fortune. Make Your Fortune. Make Yonr Fortune. An Indiana paper has the following item: "A man over towards the Ohio line bet ten dollars that he could ride the fly-wheel in a sawmill," and as his widow cheerfully paid the bet, she remarked, " William was a kind husband, but he didn't know mach about fly wheels." It is sai^t^ an exchange that one drop of of the easdiceof bitter almonds will commu nicate an agteeable taste and smell to an onnee of caator oil, and not affect its medicinal ac tion. AN UNTIMELY DEATH. A Woman Smothered to Death in Her Bed. The Result of a Spree that Lasted Over a Week. Some three months ago Ellen Fitzgerald and Mary Girdner started a grocery store in partnership, at No. 343 Caroadelflt, botween Thalia and Erato streets, on a very small capital, say about S25, and were doing a very prosperous business until 3t Patrick's Day, the 17th inst, when they both started off early in the morning to see the parade, and before night got very drank. They both slep t in the same room, next to the charcoal and grocery store. They went to bed late that night and did not get np for three d ijs, an d when they did get out they drank more bad whisky, and again got drunk, and kept it up. They closed up the shop when they cam» in the last time, and brought home a gallon of the very worst kind of whisky. Several oolorod women who lived back in the yard saw them enter their room the last time on Wednesday evening. A polioeman walked past yesterday afternoon abont 3 o'clock, when bne of the women in the yard called him and informed him that [he two partners were on a big drank, and had not opened the house for several days. The offioer immediately foroed open the front door, and on entering the sleeping apartment of the two women, tound them in bed. Mary Gardner was lying acros.» the bed, very drunk, on top of, Etleu Fitzgerald. 8he was taken ont and placed on the tl ior. Ellen was shakep but did not move, and on a closer examination it was discovered that she was dead. Mary was taken to the fioeond Pre cinct Station aud locked qp, charged with being drank and disturbing the peaoe. Our reporter visited the honse last evening, and on entering the front room thought that he had made a mistake in the honse, as it was reported that the women kept a grocery store, but on looking aroind the room found he was in the right plaoe. The stook in trade comprised one jar of staroh, half dozen sticks of candy, one dozen bars brown soap, four bags of cn uooal, three % boxes of blacking, four clay pipes, eto., all valued at about $5, consequently it was some time before it was discovered that it was really a grooery store. Oa entering the ad joining room the body of the unfortunate woman was found lying in the bed-dead. The obaira were capsized, tumblers broken, the bed olothes scattered around the room and everything was in the utmost confusion and presented a aiokening sight. No marks of violence were visible, and the supposition is that she was suffocated to death by the woman who was lying on top of her. 'She most have been very drunk, other wise she coaid have extricated herself from that position. Coroner Chantant held an in quest, and the jury rendered a verdict that the deceased died of congestion of the brain. Ellen Fitzgerald is 45 years old, and a native of Ireland. wi ___ , — • A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR. A Case for the Police. On Saturday last Judge Posey, a gentleman something over fifty years of age, disappeared and nothing was heard of him—although the deteotlves have been dharchtyg for him—until Thursday night at a late hour, when he cam» a home deranged. Judge Posey has for*some time past hewn in the employ of Attorney General Field «s am assistant in preparing documents and brief*. He is not, generally speaking, a drinking mas, but on Friday last he met some old friends and while with them got*ecnsiderably under the influence of liquor. Oa Saturday morning he appeared at th* office of the Attorney General somewhat intoxi cated. He obtained trom the Auditor warrants for salary due him, amounting to. $400, and left, and, as above stated, was not heard from until Thursday night Hit condition was sueh that he oonld give no acoonnt of where he had been, and it i* supposed that he was picked up by thieves, taken to their den, dragged and robbed, a* his money was all gone. He states that he has been twenty miles be low th.e citj, has been to Baton Rouge and to Sonth Amerioa. He has no idea how he got home. He did not get up town on the oars, as all the drivers, to whom he is well known, state that they did sot bring him up. It is believed that the thieves brought him to his residence sad left him. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. A Man Shoots Himself in the Head While Under the Influence of Liquor. ( ■ About a quarter past 11 o'clock last night, a man named Bunuel Earle, a printer by oc cupation, attempted to oommit suicide in his room,' on the third floor, at Mrs. Prieur'» boarding-house, comer of Carondelet and Girod stnete, by shooting himself in th» back »f th» head, with a small Deringer pistoL Dr. Shnppert was snmmoned, dressed the wound, and pronounced it dangerous, but not necessairily fatal. Eule has been drinking very hard for the last two weeks, and was under the in fluence of liquor when hetried to take his own life.. A young man, a room-mate of his, states that Earle woke him np a few moments before the shot was fired and told him that he (his room-mate) s did not care for him any more. He walked to the bnreau, opened the drawer and took ont a small-sized Deringer pistol, and walked up to the side of the bed with it in his hand. The yonng man asked him what was the matter with him, and told him to go and pat the pistol back where.he had found it. He walked back to the bnreau, put out the lamp, and it was after the light was oat tiiat the re port of the pistol was hewL The yonng man jumped up out of bed.Mfothe lamp and found his companion lying on the floor, bleeding profusely from a vroand in the head. Eule is about thirty years of age, and a. native of 3:. L vais, Missouri.