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TBE NEW ORLEANS BULLETIN.
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.

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