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CITY OF CARROLLTON :
'WEBfWlSDAY, JULY 11, 180,.
W Regular meeting of the City
Council to take place at their Hall this
evening at the usual hour, five o'clock.
Punctual attendance and a full Board
IM' A public meeting of the citizens
is called for to-morrow evening at the
Engine House, at half-past 7 o'clock.
See notice in another column.
WM We are requested by the "Direc
tory" of the "Carrollton Harmonie"
Society to say, that owing to an omission
on their part, the thanks of the members
of the Society werd not properly ten
dered to Mr. Preston, on the occasion
of their late concert. The 'Directory'
and the multitude present, tender their
sincere acknowledgements to Mr. P. for
his generosity in furnishing the
grounds, the use of his rooms, and the
many other accommodations gratui
tously granted the Society. His noble
and generous efforts in rendering the
evening agreeable to all, merit the
approval and applause of these in atten
Inquest-Coroner Young was called
on Friday last to hold an inquest upon
the body of a German man by the name
of Karl, about forty years, of age,
fotid dead in the Mississippi river,
opposite the plantation of Mr. Walker,
Left Bank, in this Parish. The verdict
rqndered by the Jury of inquest was in
accordance with the above facts.
Another.-On Monday last Coroner
Young fheld an inquest upon the body
of an unknown white manl, found dead
in the Mississippi river, opposite the
plantation of Mr. Lel3reton, in this
Parish, Left Bank. The body was in a
nude state and much decomposed. After
"1ue examination, the verdict of the jury
was, "found drowned."
A destructive fire took place
in the Fourth District, city of New
Orleans, about 1 o'clock on Saturday
afternoon last, by which a large uimount
of property was destroyed, in conso
quemce of the scarcity of a supply of
water in that section of tih city. The
flames continued to rage, until near five
o'clock, during the time several of the
gallant firemen wore very seriously
injured by the falling of buildings;
others sun-struck--one of whom fatally.
The loss has been rated at between
$40,000 and $50,000, and must fall
heavy upon many of the residents.
The members of the fire departmellnt
suffered immensely from the excessive
heat of the atmosphere.
Ur At Baton Iouge, on the morning
of the 4th, says the "Advocate" of
that place, the residence of Mr. Stevens,
heoar the Deaf and D)umb Asylum, was
tlirely destroyed by fire,.
- The Court of Queen's Bench
has decided, in the case of Smith vs.
Mundy, that if a man sends half a bank
note to another man, the latter acquires
no' property in the half, and no one has
powvr to force the giving up of the other
half; bnt thati n the contrary, till the
transmission is complete, both halves
remain the property of the sender.
Storm.--On Friday evening last near
eight o'clock; a violent storm of wind i
a:ld rain passed over this city. The t
direction of the wind was from a few I
degrees east of north; the time of its I
duration with extreme force was but I
four or five minutes.
Some damage was caused in this
city as well as above and below us : a
portion of the sheds at the brick yard o
of John Hoey, just above this corpo
ration wore blown down; some of the
peach trees exposed to the force of the
storm were almost entirely stripped of
their fruit-corn and even large trees
had to givh way to the force of the
storm in many instances, and not a
small number of tenements trembled
upon their foundations for some
At the village of Greenville, just
below our corporation line, a large
pecan tree was blown down and came
near crushing the former residence of
Mar. Bell. The house is now occupied
by Mr. J. Allen, who was almost fatally
alarmed by the fall of the tree, a peal
of heavy thunder, and a vivid flash of
lightning which occurred at nearly the
same instant. Mr. Allen, however, by
the assistance of some neighbors, was
fully restored to consciousness and con
vinced that he had suffered no serious
injury, either from the fall bf the tree
near by, the thunder and lightning, or
from any other cause.
We notice by the New Orleans
papers that the damage sustained
throughout that city was not equal to
what was generally anticipated. The
stor ow Orleans was from a more
easte Boint than witlbus, and of much
Breckinridge.. in Virginia.-Mr.
s Glass, one of the delegates to the Na
e tional Democratic Convention, from
Virginia,: and one of the seceders to
the Disunion Convention, is editor of
the Lynchburg Republican. In his pa
per of the 2d inst., he thus gives his
u opinion of BreckinridgC's chances in
The Rockingham Register, Valley
Democrat and Staunton Vindicator
have edith hoisted the name of Judge
r Douglas for the Presidency. These
are the three leading and ablest Demo
cratic papers in the Tenth Legion, and
r may be taken as an .4dex of popular
e opinion in that important quarter of the
e State. Without the vote of. the Tenth
Legion Democracy, Bteckinridge will
be hopelessly defeated in the State.
The Hickman (Ky.) Courier holds
the following language in reference to
the nominees at Baltimore:
We believe that the preservation of
the Constitution and the Union depends
d npon the success of the Democratic
a party, and as such we will cordially
support the Baltimore nomination.
0 With the reckless and insane efforts of
n, the disorganizers and disuionists at
Charleston and Baltimore, we have no
r, sympathy. They have placed- themselves
outside of the pale of the regular organi
t zation, and we leave then to the fearful
u responsibility of their position.
Among the objections urged against
r Lane, the Democratic candidate for
y Vice President, by the citizens of Du
d buque, Iowa, are the following :
Flirst-lie spells God with a little g.
is Second-H-e spells barracks barrax.
Third-lie spells dirt with two t's.
a Fourth--Vhen in Mexico, he dated
r le'tter VeryV Croose."
Fifth and last-He can't keep a hotel.
Let it he ruenihored, that John C.
BIreckinridge endorsed in all its length
ulnd breadth,nd wais elected \Vice Presi
dent on the Cincinnati phitfurin, which
we, are 110w told by his followcrs is an
"'INMIrloAT'rEI) swi)ri'." [Vickburg
.'!'e Inliana l'rcss.- -Thcre nr
f ixty-iin, I) enocratic plalpers in Iindi
1111. All but livt, sustaii the IloIliI:la
tione of l),ouzlas anuil Jlhnis(ii, an d not
one has tiiak'tn ia osit il a tist the Icm.
eThe pretss iof lndiana will be a unit in
their support. j('incinuati l'nq.
S*'t'te ( ' 1,nr, nttion i n n1 tck' l.-1-' lli
1)zmocratii( State Ctoiventieii in Kli
a tucky, for the nominatii, on of an le
l toral ticket pledged to the regular inomi
ne'es, will be held at Ldis'ville on the
t 2,d inst.
S 1Th11 loropelhrler Kelinh, of the
Colliugwood and (hiago' line, xploh(hd
her boiler o)r Shelnatn on the 2ith
ult., instantly killing Curtis lenten, of
Clevelund, clerk, and Michael Carey,
of Buffalo, first engineer. Three deck
hinds and thn chaunbermaid were dan
gerouesly injured. The Kenosha was
towed into Milwoukie.
at Mo the 4th, from Philadel..,
repo , from New Yorlow
Galve middle ground,
hama lhe is likely to be
""to " th"'nrht Iut go to
Ladies' Dress.-lThe saying is pro
verbial that when two ladies pass on
the street, they are sure to turn their
heads to see how each other are dressed..
We were witnesses a short time since,
to a scene of this kind, which was de
cidedly amusing. We were sitting in
our office, gaaing out at the window, 4
when we espiel, on the opposite side
of the street, two ladies, dressed
the extreme of the fashion, appr
each other with heads thrown
a dignified scornful look,
meant; we suppose, to cony
that they were totally unaw
less of each other's presence.
passed, and before twenty feet had
parated them, they both turned at th
same moment, to see how eagh o
was dressed. They were
There was confusion. .One
with lowered crest and quicken
passed on. The other,
pression, no doubt, tha
gazed at by the lady w
resorted to a sub
ment found to be ter
and the way she twi
tugged at the bonnet
the neck and death to lace
We guess the curiosity of th
ladies was satisfied, and uo more 0
rvations were made that day, at least:
Sad if True.-A case of desertion
and attempted suicide came to the no
' ta of the police yesterday, (says a
ndoinnati paper of the 4th,) which, if
3 the fact stated by the young woman
are true4 ll prove that truth is stranger
than fiction. A young lady named
Mary Jane Johnson was found in the
Union House, on Front street, near
Ludlow, yesterday forenoon, having
previously taken two ounces of Ihuda
num. Under medical treatment she
was soon out of danger. She is about
sixteen years of age, and is reported
by those who have seen her to be quite
accomplished. Her story is, that she
is an orphat! child, and was possessed
of property to the amount of $60,000.
SThat while at a school in Clarksville,
Tennessee, she became acquainted with
a young man named Waite, who ruined
and married her, after which he brought
her to'fQ4s city and dsserted her, having
preyvously managed to obtain $18,000
I frou)herW' She is now at the Commer
cial [ospital. Her story may be true,
although at the first hearing it appegrs
to be of huge proportions.
The London Fire Escap1 "e-The fire
escape lately received in ,New York
from London, was exhibited i, the Park
on the afternoon of the 2d before a nu
merous assemblage of citfzens. The
subjoined description is.given of the
apparatus : " The escape consists of
two or three ladders jointed together so
as to reach the,summits gf our highest
buildings. Should the prties escaping
be timorous or in a state of undress, i
large canvas bag is provided, 'tu -"
the length of the ladder, inut.o icY
children, women, and infirm peop ay
ensconce themselves and slitp safely
down to terra firma. The firet'en slid
down over and over again a' orer to
give the public confidence in thenveon
tion, which is highly calculated to save
human life in mnoments of the most dis=
7he Ship Virginia Dare.-The first
ship for the Richmond and Liverpool
packet line, now on thastocks at Balti
more, is to 'oobe called Virginia Dare.
Virginia I)are was the first child of
English parents in the new world, born
at Roanoke, in August, 1857, and named
after time ])istriet of Virginia. She
was th;c gralnd-daughter of John ~Vhlitc,
,who was governor' Of the colony, sent
by Sir \\Walter laleigh to found an
•cricultural State, which sailed from
l'lvmnouth, April 2;, 1557, and reached
the shores'of Virginia in July of the
s5a1c1 year. \'lhite's daughter was the
wife of Mr. l)arc, who was one of the
assistants of time GOvernor, and Vir
ginia was born about a month after time
arrival of the expedition.
L~" The Wisc6nsin farm mortgage
bound decision, by the Supreme Court
of the State, upon the validity of the
bonds, is noted generally as a high
honor t t of that hitherto ro
pu S One journal says:
"] eeii aofrepudiation can
on Wisconsin. Yet we may well
pause snd ask : "What state of things
is this to which we have come, when the
performance of its plain and simple
duttv. hi v C ·itt, dc-.csm vs sich praise ?'
Latest from CaliferniaL.
The Overland Mail, (says the N. O.
Picayune of yesterday) from San
Francisco the 15th ult., came to hand in
full this morning. "A special election
was to be held in San Francisco on
the 3rd inst., to decide whether $600,000
an b' shall be issued towards build
eiso and San Jose
eet .hc line
aginig, opulation rather
ineoreaf g without reckoning the rush
of C linmen.
Sharp Practice.--J. H. Mitchell, a
contractor on the new postoffice build
ing, Memphis, posted a placard on the
building on the 4th, informing the pub
lic that the best view of the balloon as
cension could be obtained from that
building, and granted people the priv
ilege of occupying the windows and
roof for the small sum of twenty-five
cents. Hundreds availed t"dmselvesd
of the opportunity and the amount read;
ized was considerable. Mr. Mitch
was taken before the Recorder the foli
lowing morning, his conduct being r`
garded in the light of a "misdemeanor,
and fined fifty dollars.
I~ Between five and six o'clock on
the afternoon of the 29th ult., a violent
squall passed South Brooklyn,
N. Y., causing ible accident at the
Academy of M ai, in prooess of erec
tion in that city. At the time the squall
was in its height twenty-five workmen
were engaged in putting up the roof
of the edifice, when a gust of wind
entirely demolished the roof of the
building. Six of the workmen were
injured by the accident, two of them
F so severely that they are not expected
to recover. The damage to the
Academy is estimated at about
IV One of the most terrible acci
dents that has ever happened through
the agency of crinoline, occurred lately
in one of the English ports on board of
the'Royal Albert, a vessel of the British
`Navy. One afteroon, while the decks
were thronged with visitors, the dress
of a lady, in pBssing; one of the signal
guns, caught the tercussion hammer
and brought it over upon the fuse. The
gun, which was loaded with blank cart
ridg9, went off, and one of the crew,
who unfortunately was either standing
in front of he gurt r.h.ad been working
about it, hdd his arm bliown off close to
the shoulder. This sad event caused
much consternation as well as regret
mnong the visitors and the lady who
ihad unwittingly be/n.its cause flainted.
C Inteclligence was received at
Washington City on the 5thl, from the
astronomical party, bound for Labrador
in thei coast survey steamer ,ibb, Liutwt
Commanding Mauray. They had ar
rived at Sidney, Cape BTireton, on Mon
day evening, the 2nl, four and a half
days from New York, coaled there, and
left on the following cvening. No ice
ii reported in the Straits of Belle Isle,
a circUmstance which favors the pro
gross of the expedition reaching its
r:9" The United States surveying
steamer Corwin arrived at New York
on the 2d, from Key West, after a pas
sage of five and a half days.
ip Subsequent to a refreshing rain,
the Franklin connty (Mo.) Gazette says
that corn there grew two inches in thre
.)llr. by ine allllrolnlent.
POLICE JURY--PARISH OF JNFFBB80o ,
EXTRA SITTING OF JULY 9th, 1
The Board met this day pursuant ti
Present the lion. Wm. Mithoff, Mes
srs. Levy, J. Miller, L. C. Perret, R.
L. Preston, WVm. Fish and 1. Betz. I
The minutes of the .last meetin
were read, and on motion of Mr.Pre
ton, were amended by inserting.
approval of the securities offered.
the different Officers.
Mr. Preston on behalf of the ^i,;
mittee to whom was referred the. -
tion asking for a night-police . d
The Committee to whom was ref
the subject of a Police Law, most -
pectfully submit the following for the
approval of the Jury.
Be it Ordained, etc., That all white
male residents of the Left Bank-of the
Parish, above the age of twenty-one
and under the age of forty-five years,
hall be subject to patrol duty when
reedre y the Police Committee, and
unifie4$ by the Syndic, except in case
of'sickness or for some other plausible
oauae. provided, any person called
Sperform patrol duty shall be
- to put another person in his
he Police Jury shall annually
'first August meeting elect a
olice to be under the supervision
direction of the Syndic, who must
n his orders and directions each
ek from the Police Committee, and
snake a weekly report to said Com
The Police shall consist of two
d trustworthy men at a salary of y ýiy,
dollars ($50) per month each,.
duty it shall be to patrol every ht t
from sundown to sunrise, the pub c
road or such parts in the jursrdiction
of the Police Jury, as may. be ordered
by the Police Committee to the Syndic.
All orders of the Committee to be
The patrol shall consist of not less
than three armed men, and as many as
the danger may regaire.
And the said patrol are to be called
out onl7y cases of necessity or to as
sist the police when public safety re
quires it, in such cases the Syndic must
assume the command.
The police or patrols shall arrest all
vagrants or suspicious white or free
colore, p.ersons, that they may meet
or other places and bring
ea committing magistrate,
t with according to law.
all have power to arrest all
sIave they may meet without
ermnit from their owner. over
mployer. They shall deliver
.saves. to their owner, overseer, or
employer if a resident, and be entitled
to receive one dollar fro:u the owner,
etc., for the arrest and delivery of each.
And all slaves which they may arrest
whose master, overseer or employer.
does not reside within the limits of the
Police Jury; they shall deliver in the
Parish Jail and shall be entitled to three
dollars ($3,) for each and every such
arrest and delivery.
That Articles 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and
13, of the Ordinance concerning patrols
shall be still in force, and all powers
therein given to patrols shall be dele
gated to the police. And further, the
police shall prevent as much as possi
ble all unlawful traffic with slaves,within
the jurisdiction of the Police Jury.
All dereliction of duty on the part of
the officers to be reported by the Police
Committee to the Police Jury. And
on a vote of the majority of the Jury,
the officer shall be dispharged and the
salary in such cases be paid according
to a pro-rata.
All ordinances concerning patrol
which are superceded by this ordinance,
or in conflict with it, be and are hereby
On motion of Mr. Betz, the report of
the Committee was adopted as an ordi
nance of the Police Jury.
Mr Levy offered the following reso
lution, which on being seconded by Mr.
Preston was adopted.
Resolved, That it shall he the duty
of the Secretary and Treasurer ex-ofticio
of the Police Jury in each year as soon
as the rate of taxes on property may 1he
fixed, to prepare the Tax reccipts and.
at or before the time fixed for the pay
muent of said taxes to deliver the same
to the Parish Tax Collector, who shall
give his receipt therefor specifying the
aggregate amiount thereof; and said
Tax (Collector shall f1rnm time to time
exhibit to the Treasurer all such as may
not have been paid, and credited in his
accounts of receipts; and at the end of
the period fixe:d by law or the ordi
Inanes of the Police Jury on fhe pay
mnent of Taxes Iby the tax-payers in,
the treasury, said Troesurer shall verify
the said Collector's reccilpt fo.,r the tax
bilFs,with his account of receipts thereof
anhd debit tihe said Collector with tho
deficiency if nav.
jChat it shall l;e the duty of the Trea
sge0 also to keep a separate book in
wghl t he shall charge the Attorney of
thie Police Jury with all bills, accounts
and suits put into said Attorney's hands
for collection, and credit him with all
amounts paid into the Treasury so as to
show at all times the amountof his lia
bilitics. - .,
The foldlowing bill a ptogve4
by the Finance..oo.U.fit 'da`d oeerod,
to ho..parid. " ".
Jhcob -Wevel......... _.. $6 OJ
Jo s.eph hlic'in -... :---... 15 00
'lp'hnai, 'Imilnr. ........ 2 00
Il'hom , Tailrog tnt ,f - r. : 00