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Piny Upon Nltr. A gentle MiM, om eizl with chiil, Wai feeling very, very II'., When raine an Ml, for to know If N. Y. service he could do. "0," cried the maid (for ncirod was she), "Do you Ind. Teaa to murder M C "Li," cried the doctor. "I Kan. save You from a most untimely grave If you will let me Conn, your case. And hang tbif liver pal in place," "Am la. froll" the patient cried; "I cannot De'" the man replied; "But no one can be long time III. Who Tex. a patent blue Mass, pill. " "Ark. T hrieked the girl, "I'll hear no Ma, Tour nostrums are N. J. No go." "JV Young Fallot-. 1 I " Many of you boys are crazy to go away ( 3'jtosea. You have rend stories about it till f your heads are all turned. Well, it is pos ,. sible for you to go and learn to be sailors if your parents will let you. The best way is ; to get yourselves apprenticed to some one of the United States schoolships. There are re ceiving ships for boys who wish to enter the navy at New York, Boston, Philadelphia J ' and Sin Francisco. The ehoolship to which ihevare finally sent to get their train j lng is the New Hampshire, off the coast of Rhode Island. A writer in a newspaper 5 says: "Any boy can learn for himself something about the discomforts of life at sea if" he will get out of bed at midnight when there is a storm raging and go out, aressed only in coat and trousers, and climb a tree, and busy himself until daylight by cutting off limbs with a jackktiife. Thli is hardly the season fora fairtrlal, however; a slest storm j late in the fall would give a better idea of the real life which sailors live." REKHINO THE TOPSAIL. The picture shows how the fellows must stand uion rop?s and balance themselves almost upon nothing while using their hands to pull in and fasten the huge sail bo- jfore a squall comes. j Before they can go to the real ssa, how ever, and do that, they have much to learn In the United States schoolship. They are ,ken as naval apprentice, serving in this pacity three years. They remain in the avy until they are 21 years old. After that they may resign if they wish. i is better to resign then, indeed, for boys fbo have served in the navy in this way , tan never become high officers, no matter tow skillful, talentod or ambitious they are. I the officers are taken from the United fitate Naval academy at Annapolis. ' 1 This is a shame, but it is a fact. A school- ship boy might stay in the navy fifty yeara frft'td be as skillful as brave Admiral Farra '"w jvt, but he can nover get to bo anything " 'iiiore than a boatswain pronounced bo'sen I , with a pay of a few hundred dollars a year. So it is better after being educated in the schoolships to resign and go into the i, . merchant marine s.'rvice. This means the i common trade ships that carry cargoes and passengers. In this servic3 the young man can get to be somebody if ho is ambi. ions. Boys are taken into tha navy betvr tha ages of 14 and 16. They must bo phjul'- "'y 3. perfect, and be able to read and write. This j' is not much, but it said that only eb-nit " twenty-six boys out of 100 are able bo ed. It is a sad fact that most have something the matter with them. Many have hurt themselves smoking cigarettes, which in- jures the action of the heart No bov who i is a cigarette smo'.-er is admitted. The cx (: aminiiig suroou always knows it if they ; are, too. The smoka stilus thair Augers - brown, and he has only to look at their hands. TAItGET PRACTICE. The boys are mado to keep themselv very clean. They do their own w hi .g and mending. Tner are drilled in mill .ay exoi" cises, f0"d r'ar.'.ice, loading, pointing and firing iVs lay cannon on board tue i-uip. They ;iu-l L ai n to heave in concert the great guns i'l pud out of the port holes. The picture sV-N how tbif fire a cannon. They liar. prvli) in shooting smaller guns and pistols. Tr- have this war practice, besides learning a'', the ordinary duties of a sailor, running up rigging, a'.ieuding to sails, eta They have not so bad a time of it on tho school ship. They have pretty blue uni forms, get $9.39 a mouth end tl.eir rations from tho start. If they pay tr''t attention to duty and are strong and fc.ul, they are, after a few months, promoted to first-class apprentices or seamen, and got t'5 a month. If they are number one smart fellows they I sometimes do not stay on the school ship t X. more than a year, hut are sent into real ser " .e, with pay of $24 a month. Then the ' ""trdships of sea life begin. ' On the other hand, though, they cruise all over the earth. They see foreign coun tries and go around the worll The ships of our navy are generally sent off on three years' cruises. On the school ships the, toys ore not allowed to waste any time. It is an excellent discipline for a lazy boy, and takes the kinks out of him very quick. The young marines learn from books, too, under instructors. They are taught seamanship, gunnery and other studies. First thing, when a boy is admitted to the New Hamp shire, the officer of the deck says: "Master-at-arms, you will see that tbis - boy has a bath and that his hair is cut; then take him down to the sick bay to be vac cinated. After that, get him bis bag and hammock; show hlin his 'swing,' and how to "lush and carry.'" Charade. , I in the treetops sing a sweet song, ' Or twit 'er and chatter as I wing along. f v I am sown in the depths of the earth; r Bweet spring announces to you my birth. Ji-p me often to birdie you'll have the key, f the secret of his melodious harmony. Answer: Birdseed. Pergonal. The following correspondence will explain Itself ; Vi'Kl!t'K'i, Jlltlf icltll, I Mr. .Jim. 1. Cmlt'iuii, Editor Kvi-niiiif Post: Deu Slit You y in tbe Post of the liLti that "the Ed tor of the Post is responsible for Its BrticleH. At what, tune, and what plac-) outside of the .S:ate, will it be convenient for you to receive a communication with ref erence to an Insulting article which appeared in the Tost of the 14tb ? This will be handed you by my friend Mur ray F. Smith, who will receive your reply. Yours, etc., r ' v. E. WEIGHT. Vickshcko, .Miss., June 1C, MM!. Mr. (J. 12. Wright: Your note received. I will be at Centennial Island at 5 o'clock this af ternoon, or sooner, if my friend, Mr. Pat Henry, and your friend, Mr. Mur ray F. Smith, can make the arrange ments to reach there at an earlier bour. My friend Mr. Pat Henry is fully authorized to act for me in this mat ter. J. G. Cashman. Mr. Pat Henry: Dear SirMyself and Mr. Chas. E. Wright will be oa the north end of Centennial Island at eleven o'clockiin the morning of June 17.188G. Yeu s very truly, . M. ANDREWS. June lCtli,".lS8ii. Mr. Cashman ana triends reached the place designated on Centennial Island at II o'cltck a.m., cf the the 17th, and remained until 11:30 a rn. o'clock. Mr. Wright was prevented from reaching the Island until 1 o'clock p.m. of the 17th, one hour and a half after Mr. Cashman and friends. What prevent ed Mr. Wright reaching the place ap pointed at the exact time specified is stated below. VicKPiiuitu, Miss , June 18, 1880. C. E. Wright, Esq., Editor Herald. My Dear Sir: In order that there may be no misapprehembn in regard to the matter, I make the following statement: Leaning that there was a difficulty pending between yoursdf and Mr. J. G. Cashman. and fearing that unfortuuat-i result might fellow therefrom, in the discharge of what 1 conceived to be my duty to the commu nity and the iaterest of peace and or der, I notified the sheriff of what was gc iag on and requested him to arrest the parties. I desire to say further that I acted on my own responsibility in the mat ter, without the knowledge, consent, or ht the suggestion, directly or indi rct y, of any of the parties to the affair. Yours truly, R.V. BOOTH. VicksiiL'iiu, June 18, 188(1. Mr. F. M. Andrews: Deaii Sin I deem it my duty to give nil the facts Plating to my delay in reaching Centennial Island yester day. I followed your instructions explicitly and was at Glass Bayou Bndpe prec-Unly at ten o'clock to cross the Lake with you. I saw Major Magruder, who asked me to wan a few moment3 to receive, I think he said, a communication from Messrs. Booth and Smith. As you had not ar rived, I kept company with Major Magruder, in Mr. Hawthorne's ttore just at the north end of the brilge. Almost Instantly Sheriff Worrell ap peared on the oppofite end of -the bridge. I retreated through the store and concealed myself. In a few moments more Squire Lavins nide a seaic'i for me but I avoided him. I im mediately opened communication with a friend who sent word that the Sheriff, a deputy, and Squire Lavins were all watching to arrest me. The first minute the oast of the like was clear I seLt a colored man to get a skiff farther up the lake and crossed with h'm and rea'ched the island at ten minttis to 1 o'clock. After arriving tiere, I sent a colored man to look for the gentlemen, but learned they had returned to the city. I wish you to ntt fy Messrs. Cash man and II-nry that you informed me they refused to wait cn the island longer than a half hour, although you assured them I would be there by 1 o'clock, and that they refused to name another lime and place of meeting, or to take that into consideration then. Under the circumstances I wish you to inform Messrs. Cashman and Henry 1 have no further demand to make of Mr. Cdshman. Your friend, l E. WKUJHT. Resolutions of Respect. At a meeting of the board of educa tion held at the office of II. C. McCabe, the president, on June 18, 188f, the f-Ilowing resolutionsjwere adopted, to wit: Resolved, That this board has heard with the deepest sorrow of the sudden and unexpected death of Major A. M. Paxton.ktea worthy member of thiB board, whose decease took place at one o'clock this morning at Starkviile. ltesolved, That the board do now adjourn cut of respect to his memory. liesclved, That this board w:ll at tend his funeral in a body. Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to draft resolutions ex pressive of the feelings of this board at his death, with instructions to re port the same at a call meeting to be held on the 21st inst. H. C. MoCABE, President. Thomas Mount, Secretary. Cards are out for the marriage, at Starkvrlle, Miss., on Wednesday even ing, June 23d, of Mr. Henry I. Weiss, tie well known "Clip" correspondeLt of the Mobile Register, who spent the week in our city during the recent drill, to Miss Lillian Normsnt, daugh ter of Mrs. M. C. Norment, publisher of the Starkviils Citizen, and ex assis ttnt secretary of the Mississippi Press. Association. The C. H. joins their many friends and the press of the State in congratulations and wishes for thir future happiness. RUSSUM. How the L , N. O. & T. R. R. la Build ing; Up ths state. Mr. Editor: Whis o rainy Individ uals who are interested in building up themselves in their buiiiiexs at the ex pense of newspaper proprietors, who gratuitously insert their reading ad vertisements under the guise of "com municated," might not my candor off set, in a measure, the presumptuous request for spaca in your popular pa per to ' blow" tbii part of the country a little. Russura Is on the line of the L., N. 0. A T. It. Ii., thirty-seven miles south of Yicksburg, and is located on nearly level ground. Although it has only bad existence for a little over a year, yet the railroad books show a ship ment of nearly 1,300 bahs of cottoon for the Qrst season. The surrounding country is as fer tile as any of the walnut and poplar uplands of Mississippi. There has been for the past few years quite an influx of native white people, and as a general thing these people are intelli gent, torifty farmers, who diversify their crops and introduce new methods of culture with new implements. The cold, backward Spring retarded ' the first growth of the crops, but they are fast catching up. Thecomas a general thing, has received its final working and looks very promising at thiuime. A much hrger per centage of corn and peas have been planted than for years. There was more smull grain sown this season and more meadow land prepared than usual. Cotton is about ali scraped, with much further advanced standi) comparative ly good. But for eleven days past we have had from two to four rains daily, add yesterday evening a very hard rain, which did much damage to crops and fences in the botoms. Grasi and tie vines are luxuriating in such weather, and the grower will have to redouble bis energies to get them again under control, as it rained again to day. Every industrious farmer who con templates a move, is cordially invited to visit this pirt of the country before local iag elsewhere. If he is in search of fertile fields, luxurient pastures, good water, helthy climate, best mar ket facilities, churches, schools and to live in the midst of an open-hearted hospitable peoili, such he will find contiguous to Itussum. One reason for the prosperity 'iere is largely due to our local and your Vicksburg merchants, and if you will Indulge a little more adverti-ung I will tell you how it is. You see, after the railroad was buil: many of our farm ers went to your city to buy supplies, and the reduced figures they had to pay enabled them to get so much more for a dollar than formerly, tiat most of our farmers will be abls after this year 10 discard the ell credh system. Our local merchants were quiet to recognize the "nimble sixpence sys tem of business, hence the justly earn ed reputation that better and cheaper purchases can be made from them than anywhere between Vicksburg and Baton Rouge. Those of our mer chants who have bought of Messrs. Geo. Irving & Co., H. B. Bruser, W. II. Andrews & Bro., Fox & Co. and others, were the first to mark their goods at the lowest cash price. In every instance of a comparison of in vobe piics with those from other cit ns the result has been largely in fa vor of your c!ty merchants. In the Jway . of enterprise Rusaum has two stearn gins, oue blacksmito and wagon shop, one blacksmith and carriage shop, the proprietor of the la'.t-r coming here from Vicksburg. The first meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen of Russum was held last Saturday night, with Dr. J. W. Davenport, as mayor, appointed. We venture a wager that tne mayor of Russum holds more State and United States, railroad, ollioial and uaolliaial positions than any other man in south Mississippi. The new Methodic Churc'i here is untlnuhed, and to raise the necessary funds for iti cimpletion there will be a grand picnis given on the first proximo, bt the quarry in theuuburbs of tbe town, to which six hundred or more of your citizens are cordially and earnestly invited, and they cin feel assured if they will come, that they will get a better uiaoer, more pleasure and enjoyment, for less money, than they will get at any similar p'hC3 this Summer. The gifted and talented Col. C. E. Hooker w i'.l be here that diy, and will deliver one of his elegant spetches. A Cool-Headed Young Lady Pre vents What Might Have Been a Serious Disaster. New Orleans Picayune. At 9 o'clock last night an accident occurred by reason of a contact' be tween an electric light wire ana one of the wires of the Crescent City Tele phone Company, which but for the presence of mind, bravery and skill of Miss A. C. Childress, night operator of the Exchange, might have resulted in a serious loss of property, and ctused no little lnconveniencj to the patrons of the company. Miss Childress saw the blight fUsh of light on the switchboard and ran behind the board where the light wires conntctthe instruments and switch board with the line wires, and with a rapid downward stroke of a stick sev ered all these wires, effectually and in utantly cutting oil all communication with the outside wires. The fine large pol at the corner of Common and Carondeltt streets, di rectly in front of the Exchange, took fire and blazed up briskly. A few buckets of water thrown from the up. per window extinguished the flames, but the operators were compelled to keep a supply of water on hand to ex tinguish the flames, which frequently broke out afresh. Col. George Moorman, Superintend ent of the Exchange, and Cdpf. K-'-ioski'a Insurance Patrol were lintneil -ati-ly notilled of the accident and re paired promptly to the scene. The blH.Ing pole first claimed the attention of the patrol, and they promptly ex tinguished the I Uz). I', however, broke out at fr. quent intervals after ward, and Col. Moorman and bis able corps of assistants were compelled to keep a strict watch all night to prevent further damage. Tbe large and fine ctble extending from the window to the pole was badly damaged, but as Col.. Moorman has a duplicate cible he will replace the damaged one this morning. Tbe damage to the ewitchbord in the Exchange was slight and the repair corps were sent out on the wires last night to repair such damage as they could discover. It would haye been highly danger ous for any one to have ascended the corner pole last night, and all damage on that will be repaired this morning, and at 8 o'clock it is expected all the telephone of the system will be in per fect worki ig order. The point of contact had not been discovered up to 1 o'clock this morn ing, and most probably will not be un til daylight. Too much praise cinnot be given to Miss ChilJress and her young lady as sistant for their promptness and cool ness In the moment of danger. The Defeat of Mr. Morrison's Tariff Bill. Special to the Times-Democrat. Washington, June 17 Except in the full attendance of members and crowded state of the galleries, ther was little in common between the sit uation of to-day in tho House and that of two years ago, when the horizontal tariff bill was beaten. Then there was the greatest possible excitement. It was conceded that the vote would be extrenuly close and the tension on either ti le was almost painful. Cau cusing and scheming continued up to the very moment of the announce ment of toe result by the chair. The bill was beheaded by only two majori ty, and those who kept the tally held tbelr breath at the discovery that a change of one vote would create a tia- The absence of all excitement to-day made the greatest possible difference. It was known in advance that the bill was beaten, and visitors manifested only the interest of funeral respect and patience. The work in hand was only the official assortment of a result already generally known. Once begun it was soon over, and half an hour afterward a considerably depleted house was prosing over the naval appropriation bill as if nothing unusual had happened. The attendancj at prayers was larger man ever neiore tms Beason. Mem bers on either fide had been rallied by the "whips 'and trooped in early. The day was hot and fans were worked with a will. Mr. Randall came in "smiling and confident," as became a champion. He hurriedly disposed of some loose pa pers on his desk, and then turned for a short talk with Findl iy, of Maryland, whose seat is close by and whose heart, like Mr. Randall's was in the defeat of the bill. Morrison strolled in a lit Is later rub bing hU band over bii head, as usual, and going up to the Speaker's chair engaged Mr. Carlisle in conversation. The conference, however wa3 short. Going then to his seat, which is only three chuir3 away from that of Mr. Randall, in the same row, Mr. Morri son turned to his rival and a short con ference between them ensued. It was pleasantly conducted, both gentlemen bowing and smiling. About this time a short, well-built, good looking man with round white taei cleanly shaven, silken black hair and pleasant blue eyes, came in on the Republican bile and cordially shook several outstretc'.ied hands on the way to his seat. It was Major McKinley, tbe young Ohio member who had been scted to move resistanee to consid eration of the tariff bill. He is the brightest man of his age in his State, and if present politic il alignments continue, may be heard from in a much higher station than he at present fills. ne ana Mr. Morrison are personally very fond of each other, and exchanged salutes across the chamber t:-lay in the chummiest sort of fashion. The session began witn the con federate of bills of minor Importance on the calendar, but a contest soon arose, and the opponents of a land grant forfeiture bill filibustered from that time unlil the hour fixed for taking up the tariff bill arrived. Mr. Morrison, out of consideration forjudge Holman, fixed 1:30 as the hour. The judge bad gone home to look after his renomination, and was now hurrying back to vote for the bill. He had but ten minutes between the depot and the capitol, and so came in tired and travel stained. His arrival escaped attention, but when he re sponded in that well-known, fine and rasping voice to the clerk's call, hearty applause, Intended as congratulations upon his success at home, set up all over the chamber. The Judge's pleasure was very man ifest. He bowed and smiled, and as a number of members, regardless of the fact that a roll call was in progress, gathered about his chair to squeeze his hand, the Speaker was obliged to rap for order before the roll call could pro ceed. It was not an antonishing demonstration. Though Judge Hol man is the most abused man in the House, it shows that, after the mo mentary rancor of debate is expended, there is really no lack of appreciation for the talent, the sturdy character and the untiring industry of the senior member from Indiana. The roll call proceeded swiftly, and the responses were all loud and clear. A great many members kept tally for themselves. The watch was set on the New York, the Ohio and the Pennsylvania Demo crats, who were divided on 11. ! -lion, tha majority ia each cae, how ever, bflnt quoted as against the bill. The only change was In the New York delegation, where Maboney and Felix Campbell, two Brooklyn membern,who bad promised to oppose tbe bill, show ed up in the ranks of the Morrison men. THE SUMMER VACATION. Closing Exercise at Port Gibson Female Academy and chamber-laln-Hunt University. POKT GIB90X, June 10. The graduating exercises on Monday night, the 14th inst., closes the session of 1885-'86 at the Port Gibson Female Academy. The following young la dies rtc-ived diplomas at the hands of the president, Rev. T. C. Bradford : ESSAYS. "All for the days beyond retrieving, Ob for the golden days." Miss L. Maggie Williams, Port Gib. son, Miss. "One by one our duties await us," Miss Julia Howard, Centreville, Miss. "Tbe mills never grind with the wa ter that is past," Miss Addie Morris, Port Gibson, Miss. "What next," Miss Emma Clark, Bolton, Miss. "We live In deeds not years, in thoughts not breaths." Miss Julia T. Gayden, East Felicia na parish, La. "Eiery Cloud has its Silver Lining," Miss Lizzie Kllngman. Bolton, Miss. Valedictory Miss Ella E. Till, Jef ferson county, Miss. The usual award of medals was made and this noted institution shows marked improvement, and the pros pects is very good the next season for a full attendance of those who desire t) be taught for knowledge. Chambeililn-Hunt Academy, under the able pretidency of Prof. W. C Guthrie, closed its session of 1885-5 on Tuesday night, June 15, with exerc'ses at the Presbyterian church, to an im mense audience, both local and from abroad. Two of its pupils graduated with exceeding honors, making nine certificates out of eleven. Joe T. Drake received a diploma, eight certificates, one medal, and in his course of seven years study it is said that he has never re ceived a demerit. His residence is Port Gibson. Wilkin B. Shields, of Jefferson county, Mississippi, received bis diploma, seven certificates, two gold medals or badges, and in the course of four years study has never secured a demerit. Few pupils and schools can boast a better record than Mississippi. The handsome gold medal for best d ctaimer evoked much interest as to the lucky one; Maurice Cahn, of Port Gibson, succeeded in obtaining the civeted priz, amidst the tumultuous applause of the audience, which veri fied the judgment of the judges. The following pupils are credited as dis tinguished undergraduates: T. R. Bean, IT. J. Buck, J. H. Coker, J. T. Drake, Chas. Heuch, J. It. Jones, E. G. Martin, D. M. Pipes, M. M. Sat terfield, P. T. Schauf, C. M. Shaw, N. O. Wickliffe,H. Wilkinson, Jo. S. Win tars. Certificates in English W. II. Buck, M. Cahn, Moncure Dabney, R. H. C. Dana.E. G. Martin, Graham Ogden, J. P. O'Kelly, J. Lea Perkins, D. M. Pipes, II. A. Pipes, Windsor Pipes, W. P. Ramsey, P. T. Schauf, R. D. Ses sions, N. O. Wlckliffe, W. II. Woods. Book-keeping J. II. Coker, J. P. O'Kelly. Bible History J. T. Drake, W. B Shields. Literature J. TK Drake, W. B. Shields. Latin J. T. Drake, W. B. Shields, D. M. Pipes. Natural Science J. T, Drake, W. B. Shields, W. J. Stockett. History J. T. Drake. German J. T. Drake. GOLD MEDALS. Declaiming Maurice Cahn. Spelling P. M. Brashear. Latin Jo S. Winters. Modern Languages (German) C. M. Shaw; English, D. M. Pipes. Composition N. 0. Wickliffe. Readiest Calculator N. J. Buck. Badges J. II. Coker, II. Wilkinson, J. R. Jones, J. T. Drake. The adelphia address of Prof . GilkeW son to tbe members was most able and was handled in a masterly sty Is. The intimate connection and blinding of sound logic and advice made a most decided Impression upon all, and we welcome the gifted son of the "Mother of Presidents" into our midst. The streets of the town present a dreary appearance sinca the students have left. They have left for their homes where a few days of pleasure and happiness will be spent and then again to ceaseless toll UDtil the goal of knowledge is attained in the temple of tbe future. The Duke of Norfolk Roughly Han dled. London, June 19. A meeting held in Islington, a northern suburb of London, last night, to support the Conservative ctndldate for a seat in tbe house of commons, ended in a riot. The furniture of the room in which tbe meeting was held was smashed by the turbulent mob. Several women were so badly frightened by the up roar that they fainted. One lady had an arm broken and was conveyed to a hospital. The speaker's platform was stormed by the crowd. The duke of Norfolk, who is a Whig, was an occu pant of the plttform, was -roughly seized by the neck, jammed up against the wall and rushed off the stage. A number of aristocratic companions who were with the duke, were badly handled. Tbe police were summoned and succeeded in stopping the riotiag. Subscribe for the Commercial Herald HIGH L ! C II . 1 . The Louisiana Llcanas Bill Meetii a wltti ettr Opposition. Baton Hcuuk, June Id The license bill baa caused more hiirj feel ing than any other measure before the general assembly. Licenses of every branch of mercantile and other business has been raised to a considerably larger amount than formerly. Tbe liquor men seem to think that they have been taxed the heaviest, but their license becomes insignificint when compared to that placed upon the telephone business. The latter license heretofore has been (150 to the State and f 150 to the city, . but this year the legislature proposes to levy a tax of $21 as tbe State and city license on each telephone erected and in operation. The Bell Telephone Company have fifteen hundred tele phones throughout the State and will consequently have to pay $31,500 license. Superintendent Fowler is here, and to your correspondent yesterday stated that the proposed license was exorbitant, and if such a bill was passed telephones would have to be with draw, as tbe license would comprise one third of the annual gross receipts of the company. A petition, signed by over two thousand merchants of New Orleans, protesting against tbe high license bill, was Bent up by Duden beffer and read in the house.- Repre sentatives of nearly every branch of business are here, and propose to fight the bill to the litter end. Great times are looked for when the bill comes up. The house judiciary committee this morning reported favorably upon Mr. Graham's bill ranking and classifying priority and liens and rights of pledge in favor of lessor and furnisher of sup plies on crops. This bill is of . tbe utmost importance to planters and merchants and will do away witb a great deal unnecessary litigation, and at the same time protect tb.e tenant. Downina's penitentiary bill was killed this evening in tbe house on en grossment and passage to a third read ing. It was indefinitely postponed by a vote of 47 yeas to 40 nays. T. C. Murphy and L. M. Gix were only two from tbe New Orleans delegation who votsd against the bill. Two hours were spent in discussing the measure, during wbich strong arguments were made on both sides. Baton Rouge, June 18. In the bouse, Cospari, of NaUhitoches, pre sented a bill providing penalties for breaking in and entering any railroad freight or passenger car or depot, and providing penalties for malicious iDjury of railroad property. - Bossier, of S'. Tammany, editor of Mascot, presented a concurrent resolu tion to decrease the expenses of the judiciary. It passed unanimously. Tbe general appropriation bill passed finally and the license bill was fixed f it Monday. Both bodies adjourned to Monday. The senate judiciary committee re ported favorably on a bill creating an additional justice of tbe peace and conetible for tbe first ward of Caddo. Senator Robson presented a bill to authorize the governor to let contracts for building levees without advertise ment. In the house the penitentiary lease was indefinitely postpsned, year 49 nays 88. Shooting Yesterday. Mr. Eugene Webh and Mr. Nelson Stevens, two well-known young men in this city, had a shooting affair about 12 o'clock yesterday at the corner of Monroe and First East streets, in whbh Webb was shot through the fleshy part of his right leg near the thigh, in the vicinity of the femeral artery, and Stevens was shot in the rear part of the right shoulder, the ball lodging under the right shouldsr blade, both being painful, but not dan gerous wounds. Mr. Webb was ar rested by Constable Little, and taken' home, when Dr. Birchett was called to a'tend him. Stevens was arrested by Marshal Brown, who took him to Dr. Hardenstein's office, where his wound was probed unsuccessfully for the ball, and then dressed, after which he gave bond for his appearance, and went to his father's residence, on Pearl street. The trouble, as gleaned from several sources, was as follows: Mr. Steven?, the father of Nelson, and Webb bad some words over a financial settlement Friday, when Stevens spoke roughly to Webb, who struck hiaa a severe blow in the face. Nelson, who is a carpenter at Spengler's mill, heard of the striking of his father and determined to avenge it. Mr. Webb goes through Monroe street on his way to dinner and is very regular in his habits, going about the same hour every day. When he approached the corner of First East Nelson approached him and commenced firing at him and emptied his pistol, and while he was turning to reload his pistol Webb fired and struck him when Nelson run down First East street, where Webb sent another shot after him . Fire This Morning. About 12:25 o'clock this morning fire was discovered In one of the empty buildings on Levee street belong ing to Mrs. Fred - Loyd. The alarm was sent in. but before the fire department arrived, the flames had gained such headway, that at one time tbe whole block was in danger. As soon as the engines arrived how ever, the fire was soon under control, hut. the riiiililinor in TchicK the fire originated and the one adjoining were completely destroyed. At this hour it is impossible to give any information as to the loss, or in surance, out we learn that there was a light Insurance on the buildings. While it is not absolutely certain, it was the general impression that the fire was the work of an incendiary, as I the building had not been- ocoup ied for 1 sometime.