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7 r: 1.1-:-, !.- 1 1 t 1' L. LX. ' .'-'J''. NEW ORLEANS, THURSDAY. JANUARY 21. 1897. NO. 363. IlliilliiSlli i ceiuEloEiiiii rrlai or Hon. Benton Me- L3 Lsclil JFotr iolemnlxed resterdaylrf ShreTeporl. j tie Social Tent of the Season " ' - and ' .' v rirsi PresnjterlAft Cborek Fre a BrilllftBt Scene Re- ceptloii at Cnrragnmnlr. (Special th Picayune.) ereport, La.;; Jan. 20.-Thla evening 3 o'clock occurred th wedding for u the social circle of Shreveport been on the qui vtv for m Jme, carriage of Miss Lucille, the second v ter of Mr. and Mr. James M." Fos-t Hon. Benton McMUlln. of Ten-e. The' consummation of the en-Vent of tneso two was fraogbt with !al lnterea.t, not only on accoant of . groom's position : n tho . political 1, bat for the prominence In this ' of the nrlde's family, and the 'srlty of 'the- dark-eyed bride her- . Ai early M 5 o'clock the seat of First Presbyterian church began, tor tud at 6,' the hoar appointed for the nonr. there' wia presented a scene b rllllancyV rarely Snrpas9ed...;;'v j to the last seat with an expect, iron, many of whom were la. even- MISS UJCHXH FOSTER. . - and decked from floor to cellar greenery . and flowanv ta dl-!Md a spectacle f of dasslluif . Farting the seats reserved for i friends from the malnbody-of e n rcti were broad satin ribbons of jr.en.' . '- : l ttie stroke of the eTentfol boor, r the master touch of Prof. W. C ire, - the organ- gar forth , that first : prelude we all know so weiL. w As ' music swelled Into the melody of ..lelssonn's wedding.' strains th fm-' and immediate friends : passed down a;Hle. Mrs .Marder, of Chicago, with Engene-Hlbbette,' followed by Miss ' ' 1: 1 a and Mr. . Gregg, and Mr. John ...,.a, of Nashrllle. Tenn.; Mrs. Malta ad Miss Vivian Long. Mr. and Mrs. -vens,' Ir. and ' Mrs. . Thos. : M. Corn's Mr. And Mrs. Wm.- Ixng Foster, l Mr. and Mra.. James M. Foster, who preceded bv three .pretty grand-Iren. Master James Foster, his little r aad cousin.- ,t. . . .--, ter an Interval of a few seconds the 'rt proceeded to the altar to the fol-order: 8. B. Hicks and Leonard T. Felix v William and Frank paenson, -. Ben Gray and Richard ynne, Representative Gaines, of Ten -e, and James Foster, Jr. The groom owed with bis beet man,. Hon. Hugh ...asmore. - Down the , opposite aisles ; ne the-maids, . Missee. Josie Ford end , i.zaret Rcofleld, Katie Alleo and Josie uard, Clara. V.. Prescott and Mamie 'rqula, Herrles Gray and -PauUne rcne. These wore gowns of white silk. t Moare t the neck, with girdle and f -hes of green, and the Bernhardt long ' -eve. They carried American Beauty r sea and hand-painted fans, gifts from ... bride. The artistic effect of these fannies was heightened by picture hat ef black velvet. Frecellng tbe maid of honor came little i-nella Foster snd Nellie Long ComegT, - ji-via aieces ox tn onae, two of tne fire little maids ever seen. Their yocU 9t white, silk and lace were much nmmed with ribbon. These minUture oraea carried clusters of big roses, and ids a charming picture with their ppo- IZ. typ" blond and brunette. f The maid of honor. Miss T. OUv Foster., wore e superb gown of white molr krar elaborately trimmed with white '"nations snd embroidered chiffon, with tirole-of poiot lace. Her terfect figure, incefol carriage and well-poised head -t offTwTr: H- Ia aer'han.ta-Iai,u b wore, lont J crimson carnaUons er apoV ; J H .J? before the ' bent. 1 ow.T:m.everyey mbroris' tapet buds. cUlffo caught with ",-of illusion drop- IS? the Inn- . yupce-snod feet. nd n of her sown, this -ful xromnn w ''a under tile e S tit her. Invellaat I - ;onet pt Ulnsion and --ut of hVr ue -caugut tne behind the del-CTeU was her Us "elegant toi-tr throat glls-nd star,' gift . . w-otB in ' r 1 1; ' V KTOom. wb t . r. u t, another bai .-. I-- pefc and dlamoni ";. vVi - A toooqi the picture ter veil r was a wblle hand. diamonds. toooqnet ot lovv I tbe aisle, the , attendants ' arranged . themselves to right and left of pulpit, y- , - .. : . , : . Conspicuous among the group at : the altar, towered tbe figure of the groom; at his right stood Mr. Dlnsmore. Near the bride, at her left, Wood the meld of honor,- and just a little to the left of both were tbe tiny -maids. " rf":-x:H' .-fi-vJ -? Dr. Metthew . Van 1 Lear performed 'the ceremony In an Impressive manner, while " from the organ came He Was a Prince," oft and low, in exquisite accompanhnent, The f floral-background to this : tableau is worthy of "mention. ' The pnlplt was tanked with ferns and palms, relieved by cut flowers of white, carrying but the 'color scheme of the .entire affair. - v , On each side were massed growing and cut flowera In profusion. After the", conclusion of the ceremony the triumphant peale of Lohengrin's wedding - inarch proclaimed - that the twain had been made one, ; and together , they passed down the east aisle, followed by their train of . attendants--- It was a white and green, wedding, and the effect was beautiful. - Immediately - after : leaving the church the - bridal party .were driven to the handsome suburban home of the bride's parents. The doors of beautiful Cnrraghmuir. the Foster home, were thrown open, and from 1 until O o'clock several hundred invited guests called to offer their congratulations. In the lonir oarlor at the left of the hall. where the bridal party received, in tho upper and lower half. - in the : library and morning room, were a profusion of flowers, wmie tDe colonial staircase ami landings pleaded the eye by the firrange-mnt of ropes of ; smIMx and pots of growing plants. In'the. broad lower tall, into which opened the supper room, tue bride' great cake was enthroned amid flowers and terns. An elaborate menu was faultlessly catered. In an upper room numerous and handsome gilts wero displayed. ' . - Daring .the evening telegrams of congratulation poured in from all points of the compass - , , Among tue tollettea of the receiving party the louowmg were epevinij w Tiwf- m im At. Poster, black vel vet, with point lace. Mrs. Foster carried ant ffjtw Mrs. W1U Foster' gown was of pink silk, v with t anary chiffon, embroidered Mrs. Thos. Comegys, white fiilk, cut Square, with ducheese lace ana cniuon. xi 1.. (Xfr-xri'iin nM.-l err at satin: Airs "M&rder, brocaded silk of pink, covered with yellow roses, and waist of spangled Mr?and Mrs.-McMIll!n left on the Texas ,nH rar.m twin 4a-nlirht for -St. Louis, where they will make a short stay before going to Washington, wnere tuey dvc apartments at tne rxormauuiw. - Miss Foster i a graduate of a leading female college in Staunton, Va., whose degrees in' scolaTshlp stamp her as aceom- fUshecl In her literary studies, and here t was she began under skilled and special training to develop her power of, elocution, which marked 3mi as an embryo artlet In this great field of female accomplishment. After gradoation in her Hterary course, ah. Tent to New York city, where, for a considerable length f time she was nniior h tntflairfl of OJn. D. P. Bowers. whose elocutionary power distinguish her on the stage, and Irom tnis great iype of pea and art she drew that Inspiration with which she now charms eo many nrfUnixxi wJthrmt rforriM to whether it be .a-mid her overpnrtlal neighbor or the great field of life with nothing but strange faces "before her to constitute her audience. - . When she had finished her course under Mr. Bower she visited Washington cut where she appeared before - a- cultured and critical audience or, tne aauuuat nttjt winn4nir .rres t and close attention rnonnost flattering applansev from he hearers and brilliant encomiums irom tne press. , . w: - v .- ' : ? When she returned home to- her native city be received many cordial and flattering Invitations to appear - before her friend and neighbor inv honor of some laudable and local charity, wmch she alt way accepted, and Invariably ..captured and charmed ner listeners. . . There is one peculiarity about Mrss Fos ter that is worthy of emulation that la other than her art as she la the daugbtep of - one of the wealthiest) men in north Louisiana, and yet ehe makes and manage her own money. .. A pleasant and effervescent ear For Jill headaches - I Bromo-Seltxer. loe a bottla. DROUGHT RELIEF. The Board of Trade Commend tbe Movement. . The following letter was Issued yesterday: . . NEW ORLEANS. Jan- 20, 1897. - To the Members of the New Orleans Board of Trade, Limited: Gentleman I have 'been called upon by Messrs. A. W. Stewart and , W. L. Shackleford. residents of Grant parish, in the Interest of the snfferer in tbet .parish from the dro'igbt of last summer and have Investigated their - credentials and find them correct; have heard their statejaent of facts and -they fully confirm-all the report that have previously reached this city In regard to the distress now existing in their parish end vicinity, - which appeals for relief to their more fortunate neighbors and felloe -citizen a. I fully Indorse tbe appeal which tbey make to our community, and recommend the relief asked for a an object worthy of your most liberal response. . . All tine of business in our city are interested in relieving the - distress occasioned by this drought In the northern part of oar state and I feel sure that our members will do their fuli share. This call is argent, and any response thereto that-may be made can be addressed to the secretary, who Is hereby autborixed to receive .the same. Yours ery truly. BUKEDLO YE JSMITH. President. . the: weather. - . LOCAL BJCCOBD. SKW aaUCANS. Jaa. 20. 1897. 1895. 18. 189T. SorX Maximum temperature. . 73 CS 68 62 Minimum temperature. . 03 -49 61 47 Kainf&U .............. .00 .80 .40 . ; li Barom- Tbermooa ' ' eter. eter. Weather. 7 a. . 29.939 Cloady. 7 p. m. 80.01 63 . Clear. Kala baa fallen on Jan. 21 la Xw Orleans 6-axing tira pa-t twenty-tire years as followa: If J. "; 18T5, .01; J877, 1.55; 18SO, .25; 1882, .68; 1883. .13; 1885. trace; 1S87. JJ0: ace; isoi, .12; 184, .01; 1835. S; loiM, .05. TEMPEEATUBSS. - : Tbe fallowing msxlmnm tempera tores "ars reported for Wednesday; New Orleans 5S, Vieksbnrg 48, Memphis 42, Cincinnati 40, Xaah-52. Utile Rock 42. CMcsgo SO, St. LouU 3. Cairo 40, Oklahoma 38, Abilene 60, Ami-rlllo 86, Kansas City 88, El Paso 62. PltttbErg .IndiaopoUa 34. Davenport J. : Dodge City 38, North i'Utte 42. Omaba 34, . WaahlnKto 36. Charlott 38, JacaeonvUle 72. ' Kew Xork 32. Marquette 28. Kt. Paul 20, Bismarck 16, Galveston 66. Palestine 48, Corpna - Chriatl 62. Atlanta 42, iloatgomery K. Penaaoola 68. lamps 74. ... - . . . . J , . , baispalj l ; ; ' The following precipitation Is 'reported for tie twelve boors ending at 7 p. m. Wednesday: AUanta. .06 of as . ioch: Uontabmerr.,7 .S2; burg, trace: Memphis. .04; Claeianarl. 2 Naabvllle,,jB: Little Bode, trace; Chieagoao'j St.- Louis, .22; Cairo, 08: Kama City; 06: PitUbnrg. f ,18; Indiana polls,. 2j Davenport, -Tbe 5 storm -itpsssi-?w-eaoa Tuesday night continued to move as rapidly toward the northeast, and is reported in the Ohio valley and lower lake region. This dis-t urbane maintains- sboot tbe same intensity hat has spread oat orer mach larger territory and overiiea- all ot the states east ot the UissUsippi Talley and north of Oearjfla. . The general rains of tbe day In tbe Ohio valley ' and hike . regions have changed to snow to-night, : snd - are ' accompanied by northwest winda and cooler weather. Over Pennsylvania ami the middle Atlantic, states the intense cold of Monday and Tuesday: has been broken by the advance of the storm. Bapid rise io temperatnre bare occurred and cenerai chmdl-nemi prevails, which at few points is causing raia at . the evening observation. : ROBERT K. KEIIKAU, -':t Local forecast Official.''.' KENNEDY ESCAPES : ' r A DEATH SENTENCE. -v: ! , ; ' - - ; . This Jury : Soouta - the : : ; Plea of Insanity '..4 Aud Finds Dr. Barman's Samge a fatlantGnilbr Of Etabbiog: Witli Intent to Oommit j .'; Mnrder. ;' The Three Friends Appeal Haa Not Yet Reached Here Other Court Comment .Before -Judge- Baker and a jury, the trial of Joseph 'Kennedy, charged with tutting and wounding Dr.. W, IL Haruan, while lying In - wait. r and' cutting "and wounding with Intent to aaurdcr, was begun jeite.'day. 'f Public Interest Is attached to the case, net so much on account of the savage nature of the assault and the serious wounding of the victims, as on account of tbe long delays -which attended the criminal prosecution of Kennedy. The affair happened on the 19ib of December, at the Illinois Central depot, and over three years have elapsed ere trial of the accused. The cause of so much delay was that the- defendant was adjudged lnsuue, was committed, to the insane asylum at Jackson, and was discharged ae. cured in December, 1808. .: - ' When the case was called for trial yesterday, the accused was assisted by counsel, Oaptain Arthur Dina and Mr. Horace Gagne. Tne state and prosecution were represented by District Attorney It. II. Marr and Messrs John B. Fisher and John Q. Flynn. The nrst count against Kennedy stabbing and cutting while lj-ing in wait is a capital offense. In impaneling tho jury tbe district attorney did not examine any of the juror on their voire dore, as to their prejudice for or against capital punishment, thus" evidencing tbe state's Inclination, not to insist on the extreme penalty. The following Jurors were Impaneled: F. N. Miller, P. Neivli Dancheux. TUo. Waggoner, Jeff D. Harden, E. M. Bloom, J. J. Paqoette. B. M. Taylor, Chas. Relf, Alex. J. Bordes, Arthur E. Seybold, frank Watson, Win. T, Cooney. V DR. WILL B. HARXAN. the principal. witness, .was Wornl He said that he had had occasion . to examine Kennedy for. Insanity about one year and a half ' previous- to the aesault. found that tbe man-suffered from acute inaul-a, and gave a- certificate to that effect. The insanity under- which Kennedy , labored was caueed- iy-rrelirtuin - tremens due to coullnoal sprtclng.' Kennedy was .ent to tHauie tbA ptiVJajuLnotaoae. ta -rak; VtO-M A kith- n . A . . - tere, and they could, not have the charge of u3lr iaaane brother, About one month after his ;c nfinement in the Retreat Kennedy .. escaped. . ' - . -T- -As to the fact of the assault. Dr. Har-?".?, tha' ou the 19th of September, lays, he arrived from Chicago, and while fPla,8ll,wU 5nd child at the IlUnois Central Railroad depot, he was attacked P7 pme one and felt a sharp pain across the throa, as if he was being cut with a very een-edged weapon, lie threw up hie right hand, looked around, and rec-ogaUed Kennedy. Witness wife cried out, -Run. W1IL he 'Is going to kill your Witness wm then grabbed by Kennedy, who slashed him a second time. The weapon used was a razor. . The second cut was across the left cheek. Mrs. Her-nan grappled with Kennedy, thus giving witnees a chance to free himself. Ken nciws rrceted b Officer Casuldy. Witness was confined to his bed for fSJT1 and lowy recovered. Tbe fi.C "of te-wounds will remain for hS'iSf 0Kib?'wound extended from JSSv101 ,e" down across the , -nd upward to the eymphosis, or middle of the chin. The other wound w acrosg the JeIt cheek r wound -.Witne8 A60?1?-, not PlaIn why Kennedy attacked him unless It might have been because of tie ; confinement In the Jjngan Hetreat on the certificate giveS ' MBS. W.R. HARNAN, w of the principal witness, next tesU- She aM she wrent to the Illinois Cen- k Pf 1 au tb? ejrnlng Sept- 19. to meet her hnsband, who was arriving from Clricago, Tne train ws two hours late, and while waiting, saw Joseph Kennedy and his sisters, Kate- and Lena, and Miaa Kate Pesposlto, .t the depot. When the train came In witness, who was in the sitting-room, came toward the platform. Kennedy followed. She suspected j no harm, and Just as her husband was in th act of kissing her, Kennedy rushed at Dr. JQarnan with a rasor in his hand, and slashed him across the neck. ,y W. T. BTJBNS I testified that he went to the I. C-depot en Sept. li. as escort to Miss Kate Kennedy, at her request, to meet a friend of hers. Miss Lynch, wio was expected on tbe trains , Witness saw Kennedy attack and cut Dr. Haitian. -. , Officer Wm. Casaldey, who was on duty at the Illinois Central depot at tbe .time the affair occurred, testified baring ar-' rested Kennedy on the spot. Miss Nora Berkery was next called to the witness stand. She corroborated the evidence of the. other state witnesses. : Here the state rested Its case., reserving. however, the right to examine, later. Dr. Julius schmittie, - zor wnom a summons bad Just Issued.. ; ' '. v-. : . . ' ; the defense : ';C:V - X' opened with the evidence of Dra. A. G. Maylie and Robt. Beilley, who were, mem-bers of the commission of : lunacy that reported v Kennedy - insane. -r une doctors were asked if they could state what was th condition of Kennedy mlad at the m he assaulted Dr. Harnan. They re- piled that they could not. There , was-no Question as to his insanity1 when: tbe ex-vejtn examined hin-vr- v-v ,1US ivate Jesposnw. ikouih in at bijc waa friendly with' the Misses Kennedy. She went to their residence on the after-noon of Sept. 1, -1893, to request them tn. tcmfflniuT her to the-Illinoi Central depot to meet a friend who- wa arriving that day. A they had no male escort, Joseph Kennedy accompanied .them.: .t On crose-exanrinatlon ' witness . said she did- not see anything of -the. assault on Dt" Harnan. She was net afraid to fro on the atreets with. Kennedy -a escort, sUhonsrh she knew that h had been kept at home for over a year, being eut of his mind at -times.- .-..- Dr. Julius F: Schmittie for the staej testified as to the extent and nature ox Dr.- Harnan's : wound. They s -were' not necessarily fatal.- The only danger would have been from blood poisoning. -:, -At this stage of the proceedings court ordered a Tecess for half an hour. - . . .It V H : Aiter-; Ree: ; 1 - Tho.1 Kellar, a schoolmate and inthnate friend -' of : Kennedy, testlfled- that ' In 1893, up to within a few days preceding the assault on Dr.. Harnan,. he had occa-elon, several times, 10 take Kennedy out at night, and the .man acted very strangely. Once. -without any apparent cause or provocation, . . Kennedy .struck, , witness on the head with a bar of. iron.1. - : Frank - Reltmeyer, a .reporter of the Daily States, aid -that on the mornintr of Sept. . 20, lie Interviewed Kennedy. That was the day after the cntins. Kennedy seemed very excited and nervous and appeared either drunk or" crazy, uttering threats ngnlnst Dr. Ilarran. Cnld not say if EenneJy wa3 crui (f II te was h8ane, witnes helig neither a specialist nor an expert. ! - -i ' - . Hon.- Remy -Klock, ex-crimlnah eheriff, stated that ne and Dr. Harnan and Mr. Jos. Marker once took "i Kennedy o ; the Louisiana - Retreat ! The man k wa doubtedly insane, 'j- . v . .. ? - - Miss Lena " Kennedy,: sister of the defendant, -was next called. She said that her brother's Insanity had taken a peculiar form, consisting of a biter hatred of Dr. Harnan. Whenever the doctor' name was mentioned Kennedy appeared very angry. Witness doe not know why her brother hated Dr. Harnan.- ; f ; Witness did not. see anything ef the cutting.. , . v .. .-.. . - The defense closed Its case after filing In evidence and showing to the Jury the documents in the taterdlctlon proceedings that were Instituted ia the civil district conrt, against Kennedy.- Mr. John Q. Flynn opened- the argument for; the prosecution.-He was followed by Mr. Horace Gagne; of counsel for the defense. Captain Dunn next spoke. District Attorney! Marr closed - for tbe Counsel for the state held that the defense had failed to prove that Kennedy was insane at tbe time he assaulted Dr. Harnan. fiuch being the case, the defendant was respohsible for his act. The defence laid stress on the allegation that Kennedy wa Insane for eighteen months previous to the assault, and for eighteen vuonths after, and that his insanity was caused Jby drink. If dementia results from delirium tremens, whatever acts are eonindtted by a party in that condition of mind, the perpetrator cannot be held responsible. . Judge Baker charged tne Jury In tbe usual manner, and on .the question of insanity said that in border to acquit the Jury 4 must believe.- beyond a reasonable doubt, that he aceused wa insane at the moment of tbe commission of tbe deed. Tbe Jury retired at 4:45 p. m. to deliberate.'"" '".-:- The Jury came Into court at 7:40 p. m. and presented a verdict, finding the accused guilty on the. second count. This saves Kennedy from the gallows, because the first count, "cutting and stabbing while lying in watt." is punishable-wltli death. The penalty for cutting and stabbing nlth Intent to murder is specified In section 791 of the Revised Statutes, which provides: "Whoever shall shoot, stab or thrust any person ; with, a dangerous weapon with intent to commit murder shall, on' conviction, suffer imprisonment a t hard labor or otherwise for not less th.m 1 nor more than 21 years." - The charge of lying In wait -was . not entertained by the, Jury, because of the evidence that Kennedy did not go to the Illinois Ccntrsl depot with the intention of meeting end assaulting Dr. Harnan, but went at the request of Miss Despo-sito. with his sisters, a their escort, to meet a friend who was to arrive on that train. The Jury, found that the defendant was not insane at the time tbe offense was committed, and therefore he was convicted on the second count. Judge Baker ordered that the Jury be discharged from further consideration of tbe case,, and that tbe accused be returned - to prison to await further proceedings.:;--"' - The case will be appealed to the supreme court.- - - - - , , . trotted State Circuit Court. A VEBDICT.BOTH WAra In the case of S. C. Davis against R. T. Hart there , wa a verdict, for the plaintiffs, but- Kelly, tbe intervenor, was ad-Judged owner of the property attached, and - p-laiatlffW' will have to-satisfy their Judgment-otherwise,- ' v- SHEPHERD ARRAIGNED. ; V s oCTlstmasday hy'DeputyManshat-lV JKianc on a cnarge or passing conn tenet 1 guarterawa arraigned and pleaded hot guilty. The case -of. Leonca- Jobndba. charged with robbing the - mails, ,! was called., but owing to the absence of wit-neesea. -wa continued. Court adjourned until - to-day. '' : r. The case of Henry-O. D:bMe against J. D. Taylor ha been transferred to the chancery division of the court, and a new tsKl filed. The suit is to recover property in the Sixth district, near Audubon park. . . United State District Conrt. In the United State district court A. K. Seago & Co. have filed a libel against the eteamehip Enropa for $1542 37 for damages alleged to have reunited to a cargoof sugar en route to this port from the port of Amsterdam. - ' IT. 8. Circuit Conrt of Appeal. Clerk McKee, of the circuit court of appeals, said yesterday that eo tat no paper had . been received in ; regard to tbe Three Friends case; which ft is reported will be brought from Jacksonville for hearing In the court here on the appeal of the district attorney. Beyond tbe fact that the case would probably come here If appealed, Mr. - McKee said he had no information about it. Civil District Conrt. SUCCESSIONS. t The succession of Mrs. Zullne CUrretlen, widow of Bugene Angmmniarre, ; and James J. McCaun were opened yesterday. .-.VEW sums. I. 'L. Lyons-& Co. va Victor Masson Suit for $521 65.. v '' Philip JJageie t. Joseph XL Calre Suit for $158 87, ; Criminal District Conrt. (Section A Judge J.'Oj Baker.) ; -SENTENCED. Michael Keaveney, assault and battery, 2 months parish prison; Joseph Edwards, assault and battery, $25 or 15 day la the parisb prison. ' . MURDER 1 TRIAL' CONTINUED. Owing to the Kennedy ease, on, j trial, the rase of tbe state v. Prank Prima, for murder, wa. postponed until Wednesday, 27th inet.. ; r : . . - 1 " (Section B-Judg J. C. Mol:) ;?. , y INDEPINITELY OOtNTINXIED. Richard Oilmore, - assault and - battery; Henry Vallary, assault with a daagerous weapon. , ?.?-.-.r -- -' '--' -i . - .. ACQUITTED. .. ... : Cecilia 1 Foster, " petty ; larceny ; I Wm. McLaughlin, petty larceny. The latter defendants wa tried by - the Judge on Tuesday, and the matter wa taken under advisement - until yesterday, when the court gave It decision ; in favor of the accused. 'r ' - .;' .'"-.-r- siSl-OONfvTCTIfiu.';,- Oscar ' Smith alia - Hooeler, and i Chaa. Webber, entering- at night apid petty lr ceny. -- - . . ! ..v -' - Will . Griffin.7 breaking an entering and grand larceny, wa found guilty of grand larcen j ; X v-' - - i . -' "7 .Xp '-' '-W'-'- Flrat 5 Beeordei -tfrurtjMf ! - (Bcorder Edward Flanagan 'presldlag.)J;Sj ? Michael Downey,"; for' entering. In the day time and grand larceny, was sent before the criminal court trader $100 bonds. Henry Neider, for assault with a- dangerous weapon; John Henry, alias Joseph tientryr for entering in the day time and petty larceny; Robert Beuter, bhn Clementine and. Mary Brown, for assault and battery, 'were sent before the criminal court under'$250 .bond-acli;-rc'S---fe-'-'- W. J. Cheevers,' for violating act 04 of 1896, relative to purchasing merchandise on credit and selling for cash was sent before the criminal , court under S7S0 bonds, " " 1 - John Mlddleton, for disturbing "the Ticaee and William River, -for vagrancy, vrere treed $25 or SO day eacht - Charley iMeyers..- for- entering In the day time and petty larceny; T. G. Dell, for-, asisault with a dangerous -weapon, -and'Tboni Kig and Richard Halt for being a ctewones after the fact to shooting and wounding, were placed under ap-; 'pearance bonds, -..-v; i-.i-i, - j :r.::- A- . - X.r.'.fgv How. Sa Tnif .'- -VT. L' ;' i:' ' bo you know that you can leave New Orleans Dally at 7:10 p. m. and make tbe run to Kew;xork in 41 hours by -taking the Queen and Crescent - Limited? Tne scenic route via Roaooke, tbe Khenan-donh Valley and Washington, D. C. -TJHOCGH PU M.MAN R11KPF1T rLri:piNa cau to ke ,; Tor.:; rnn oux c::a:;j. THE ROLES OF THE : NEW CITY LIBRARY. The InBtitntioa Will "bo Open Eyerj Conditions Upon Which Books Maj be Withdrawn. Application Must bo Indorsed by Be-sponsible Parties, v Or a Deposit of , Three. Dollars Made Other egufa - -tiotis. The rules of the New is'k , "Free and Public Library being - just j now matters on which the public is very desirous of being informed, in order. to know exactly what must be done before they can hope to enjoy the privileges, of .this excellent Institution, -the Picayune publishes below what substantially will be- the rules and regulations: i'. .' . .' . ' v- Flrst The central library shall be open for tbo delivery wf books from 0. o'clock a. m. to 'J p. m. on all secular, days, except legal holiday and such other days as the library committee may designate. ; The reading room shall be open from 9 o'clock a. m. to ff p. m. and on Sundays and holidays from i p. - m. to 6 p. m., when so ordered by - the ; board of directors. ; ' : , Second AH conversation and conduct inconsistent with 'quiet . and 'order are strictly prohibited In all parts of the libraries and their reading-rooms. Third AH person over -14 years of age (or of less sge than 14. in the discretion of the person in-charge), whether residents of New Qr)eans or. not and of such orderly conduct, as trot to Interfere with the reading of others, shall have free access to the reading-rooms and 'to the nse of the periodicals and books of reference therein other than, these- In the reaAlag-rooms. " " ''" ''-)"''" When a periodical' or lobk Is wanted for use In the reading-rooms, the applicant mnst fill, up .a blank for It, with his or her name and. residence; periodicals or books so obtained must not be taken Crom tbe minimum age of 14 may be reduced) to the attendant at the desk before tbe applicant leaves the room. Fourth Any person" over '14' years of age (and In the discretion of the librarian the minimum" age of 14 may be reduced) may draw-books for home use upon complying with- the- following 1 conditions: ; 1. He must present at the registration desk an application la- f Arta as follows: . v No. ,.' '(..-.. ; '.-. .-i i 1807. - I; the undersign td,: residing at . .hereby apply for the use of the Flsk Free and Public Library of Sew Orleans, -and prowls' tenbejrjilH t ts.-rulesvo pay - for any--- loss jtc''; laisag;e f any boon may '3 - tuner. . ,ioV.-. '4; possession and ?ito . giro Immediate .notice Vat the ' registration - desk at the library - of any change, of residence, -naming at tbe same time " soma -satisfactory person, a resident of New Orleans; who ja-ill fill up the - following- guarantee: v " ' 4 ; The undersigned' agrees 'to "be responsible for the 'observance b the applicant as above Of all the rub? of the.1sk Free and Public Library, and forany loss or damage tbat may occur to It hooka while In possession. ' - Date. ... ..... r . Nato. . $ 9 . ....... --- Residence,.,.. ........ 2. Or the applicant , may elect to 'make a deposK of the approximate value of the books -which he expects, to, dra a-. Such deposit, If Intended to apply to. the average book, should be $2. ' ' Fifth Any such- applicant. - when approved, will be furnished with a card,- on which shall be.enfcred hi name, residence and registration number. He shall then become entitled fio draw, hooks for the period of one year,, at he; expiration . of which time be must present a new application. U continued use Of the, library DC lfllrl s "'-- ' L r-' vi ''---" - Sixth-Ia4eardmttt 1e preseated at the delivery 'desk k aijeneTer. 'rta holder wishes to draw br'fetutB a book, and he or she must find la the finding list the book wanted, and then, writ on a blank furnished at the counter the title of that book In the finding Hat. When the book wanted is brought- to the card-holder the card will be returned to him ttamped with the data .of;lue.f ----- SeventhPersons who do not hold cards may take book from the library by depositing with th librarian $3, or the value of the book, for -which a receipt will be given. Tbe money will 0 rethroed to such person upOa tna rettlftt of, the book and the receipt. .ATii-''' " Eighth -Holders Of cardir or depositor as aforementioned, .4wlll b enUtled ,- to draw for home use onevolume or two volume of size smaller than ocuvo, if, they belong to tbe -sama --work. 4- -f-.' Ninth-Ordinary book may be retained not more than two week, i Those marked 'seven-day books? may only te retained for tbat time. v'Fr 4CB additional day the holder will Te fined 2 cents, and ean draw no book until the nfio U paid. The delinquents may be ootlfled by.nialU' the slxta day after they -f ar.-., finable, - for 'overkeeping a book. ; It the book is not returned by the twelfth. fmablOday.; notice may be served on the tard-holder s security, and If It b not returned within th twentieth finable daT, the library authorities will send f or Iti and . charge 20 cents for the service In ; addition to the fine of 2 cent a day and 2 oenU.Xoregch mailed notice. If a , book, be not returned within a month after notice hat been sent to the delinquent, the; library committee may order the librarian to collect toy law the -value of the book and accrued fines to date of payment, r' . -' Tenth No book shall b delivered to a delinquent ; untU aU fine "abd; penaltle are tolly paid. - Failure if stve notice promptly: at the mlstraoa desk , of change of residence jojay abject the cardholder to a forfeiture at th privilege of leveS .will suspend the holder's privileges for two weeks, and 10 cent, wfiljcbsrged for tthe new Issue Of l0) lost card ? be recovered,- the new. one Should be lmmedUttlyt retnrnfed to .the registration office. " 5 . v.-j :-'-"-air-j. i Twelf th Writing In or In Sny wise tnn-tllatlng any book 1 prohibited, ;d all Injuries to books beyond, reasonable wear and ell losses of books shall be made good to the Usf action of the Ubrary author-BSokamarked -with one star Shalt not i be taken from - the library , without the oermisslon of the librarian or persoa In charge of the delhrry of twoks; those marked with two stars shall not betaken from the library without permission of the librarian and the signing of A special form of receipt, r . . , The regulation also Include. a proviso empowering tbe librarian to destroy any book oreard held by an Inmate of a house infected with contareous disease. The rty" council will, it -is understood, pass a suIUble special ordinance .to protect the property of the library. : .4 A?,- v:-.-,-. I Have you ordered It yet? If not why aiotT-The 1897 Soards New. Orleans City Directory - will be ready for dellverey to Its eubecribera: about Feb.- 10, complete and up to date, price, -,$ 3. Bond in order by postal- card. The business irectory for- 1S97, price only $V inirrovei. r.ad (enlarged, will be issued aaoiit same time. io send in orders fron:;1r, aa cnnvasinr in all thrTug-h. AC. ire- t j"rJ' Directorv O Hce. f-.-3 Conn. . rcUl piace, r - - y 1 t -eer. ' ' -v';, Xir ' ST. BBRXARD. f J' j ' . ; v. - - -, .'. .'-, ! ; -. ';-.:;- The OrsraniBatiosi of the Kew P .-; St. Bernard will soon have a good, police force. The police Jury has neen at work on the improvement for some time, -and at Its last meeting appointed a committee of three.; composed of members of tbat body, to. look after - the organisation of the force. : The three police Jurors were called the committee on police, and their duUes consisted of .'drafting! rule . and regulations . and S receiving- and . reeom-mendiag appointments. . The committee met day or. two ago i consider "appllcs-tlons and transact other business of minor Importance. A- larger number of ap-plcations were forwarded to the committee through Mr. Aiclde Qutlerrea, the sec. retary or the police Jury. The applications were all read, and as the number of applicants were far in excess of the number of officer needed on the force, the member of the committee were placed In a very embarrassing position... All the aspirants were. good, deserving citixens, who could give auy kind ot reference required.- The committee, however, finally settled on twelve applicants. -which , will probably be confirmed by the police Jnry at its next meetings Tbe-committee held a secret session of several hours when aer-ing on the applications,-and no-member of it will disclose the name of the lucky applicants. It Is generaily conceded, however, tbet the men now-constituting the corns of deputy sheriffs win be glv-en positions on the. force. . They are: Henry Morales, J. X. Estoplnal and M. V. Guilerrex. Diego S. Morales, who has een filling with credit the position of chief deputy sheriff,, will not be disturbed. . The force will be under the control of Sheriff Nunez,, who will have a' clerk to keepi account of all arrests and other work performed by. the ofHcere. . Mr. B. - A. Barrosse. formerly of St. Bernard, but now a resident of Honduras, has been visiting bis relative and friends In the old perish the past week. He ha frequently seen and conversed with Major E. A. Burae. and reports that Burke is now quite wealthy," he -having sold his interest in the mine in the interior to a French syndicate, and wlH recelve a half million dollars next month. Mr. Barrosse thinks Major Burke's return to this country qnite improbable. His son, Lindsay Bnrke, is ill South. Africa, and he In-tends soon to make, a trip In that direction. While In good health -and spirits. Major Burke has aged considerably In ap- Eearnnce, and wonld hardly be recognized y his old acquaintance. Mr. Barrosse speaks in glowing terms of ihe climate of Honduras. The natives are a gentle, peaceable end amiable people, and extremely polite 'and agreeable In manner. The government 1 republican, only . la name, as the wlH of the president Is so-picme, and he Is reallr more of an autocrat than the csar.of Russia. The truck farmers of St. Bernard are hauling their cabbages to the market in big loads, ana are obtaining, fair prices. Tbose who have the-Inferior quality, however, are not quite ' o f ortunate- - They sell theirs at a less. The oaUbage crop of the parish is large, but fall short of last year's, as ' the - Insects raised havoc with the vegetable In Its tender age. The most extensive cabbage planters- of St. Bernard are Mestrs. Baptiste Lauga and Vi-Ie-ntlne Reus, of Paris road. - The Crescent City 'Slaughter-house is making preparations' to lay out a pretty flower gardenr on Melhe street, -which the company propose to make an -attraction and- ornament In the neighborhood. - - -. 'A pretty: but quiet wedding on Tuesday was that of Miss Emily Ahrens. of Jefferson- par ishi-to Mr. Nemours H. Nunez. son1 of the sheriff of. Kt. Bernard. The happy .pair-'eujoy- the friendship and teem of- a- laTge-boat of rr4ends., whvm th vIMoovtiiiA" unites in r-exteitdiBCF cor gratuiatiocs end. best'. wishes for their future happiness. , ; " -. ' ';;-j .' Clem Story left for Meridian, Mlse on Tuesday. . , : - .w.-- ':.'::.-. . , '. -The marriage of Mis Clara Delplt and Mr. Otto. Schonfeld wlllbe solemnized on . 2. . '-'4 - :r-.-:' - -c-s;..t---'.,-v Charles Peschlow returned Monday from a visit to: Honey island... ..J . - -- Miss Mina Wilheim, who' was spending some time with relatives, at Poydra. returned, to the city on Monday. . is . Invitations have ' been issued announcing the marriage-of Mies Palmyra Legier to Mr. Ferjiando Kstoplnai, son of Senator Estoplnal. ; '.. To Cara .a: Coll ia Oat .yjT-;-;: take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. AU druggists refund the money if it falls to cure. . 25c. : " ''"t -'-:: ' " ' . THE DOCK BOARD ;- Prepare for the Fiaht in tbe Ked- .- eral Coart. ';V:-..J: ' The dock commission, held an executive meeting yesterday afternoon.. There were present President Bleakley and Commissioners Henderson. McCloskey and Kerna-ghan, . and the assistant secretary ' and treasurer. Clark Steen. besides - Superintendent B. Cope., The superintendent made a" report on the petition against dumping garbage onto the boats near the French market, emphasising the necessity of Improvements in that -line. -The petition was signed by a large number of people doing business in that part of the cttv. The matter was referred: to th superintendent to confer with the. com missioner or puDiie wora. -- The superintendent reported ' that' ha had assigned Deputy Commissioner Hasan to the district '.extending-from Jackson avenue to South port: , Deputy Fanning, from Canal to the lower limits of tne wharves? Deputy Agnew. from Canal to Julia; and J. D. Farreli trqm Julia to Jackson. - - .-.i-;. ;,'; The assistant secretary and treasurer was Instructed to call on the city officials and collect the amount received from the wharf lessees. ; which , now goes to tbe 'dock commission. . . -- - ?- .1 , Attorney Bernard : McCloskey -was ; instructed to take, the necessary steps .to obtain possession of the wharves and was authorised to confer with the city authorities to that end.- What steo jire to be taken aside from fighting the case now pending In the United Si ates cct,i t was not stated. The commission held the executive ; session : especiaiy n . tbat ' point,' and was not willing to rive lformatio as to what the plans, were. Assistant Secretary r Steeo. gave bis Information. There were some minor matters attended t and the commission adjourned. 1 -V,. 1 1 " . sa '. .:;v-.-P-'-'.,.-- -- . - : - the crnr park. Tbe VisltinsT ComasUttee ; Report Place 1st Good Coaditloau At1 the ' regular mon tMy meetlns of the beard of directors of the New Orleans City Park- Improvement Association last night, at Nb. 10 : Royal rreet, routine bnslness only was transacted. Mr. Paul Capdevielle, president) Mr. - Henri , Mes-sonler, secretary, and , Messrs. : Bernard, Lbote, Grandjean. Landry, Coeollu. Rels, Glaudot, Andry. Thomas and Smith were present. Mr. Demomelle, the police commissioner, was present as a guest. The - treasurer reported a - balance on hand of $257 57. The visiting committee stated tut the park wa in, an excellent condition. . -: - ' - -- Mr. F. P. Martinez was elected -to membership, and the meeting adjourned. : : BesujUBa "With Smiles' are the countenances of people who have found speedy and thorough relief from malarial, -v kidney, bilious, . dyspeptic : or nervous troubles through the aid of Hoe-tetter's Stomach - Bitter. Such ; countenance are very numerous. So are betters from their owner attesting the efficacy of the great family medicine.- Among the signals of distress " thrown out by the stomach, bowels and liver in a state of disorder, . ere sick headache, heartburn, nausea, loss of. appetite, sallowness of the skin and eyeball, and an uncertain state of the bowels. They should be heeded at once. , If the Bitter are resorted to, the woe-begone look which accompanies sickness will give way to cheerful looks pro-dupd by. renewed health. If you are drifting on. the coast of disease, throw an en ";ior to windward by summoning the 1 itt rs to your assistance. It will keep 3 . j .a taiity. A DEPARTMENT IllliSipiE. A Proposal to .Unite all the GoTsrnment .X.;,-V'r3iBuTeaa$ 's'.lv -f:.;- .-' For Premotlon of Science aad DstcI Of the Ootmtor's .. Eesoarcas' ja . 0a V;:;':; v'j-. Great Dapartme&tl ITecessitjr for Beorgnlzing' the Got ernment's Scientlfle Serrice to Pre Tent Waste of Xoiiejr and Tfork . ; Few persona have any Idea of the extent: and '-. importance of ; th work 5 th government Is doing for the -development of the resources of the country and tbo promotion of its Industries., In an article in; -Science,, of. Jan. 15, . M f". Charles W. Dabney, Jr.. assistant secretary of agriculture, pt-bllsbe ;al summary - of this work and Its cost,. and make an argument for Us consolidation Into ons department. ; ;P He '. shows thst, omlttln g all ,r thbs : . charged with v" purely executlvb' . business. " the ' .government schools and the .testing laboratories of the war fcnd 5 navy departments, the United States ; maintain twenty-eight scientific bureau for developing our resources and advancing Inaustry at a cost of nef-riy $8,000,000 annually.: They employ over SOW persons, in the entire conntry. - . 4. 1 t - jr - These br.rrons are engaged in doingall kinds of ecientlflc iwork.. from determin ing tbe movement of the heavenly bodies to stuay inoects ana t oaoteria. . w have bureau for studying the earth and it products; - the atmosphere and ' Its changes, economic plants and their culture, domestic animals and their kind. Wa have surveys for measuring th land of the country, and sounding its waters: bureaus for Investigating many economic iroblems, and statistical agencies for coi-ectlng, compiling and 'discussing: the result -of many industries. We have-agricultural experiment station for develop--ing. the. product of the land, and a fisi commission for Increasing and improvic : the life . of our waters. Other bureau teach as how to protect our forests, or how to save -the forage resource of our western . plains; still others - promote 1 frnir culture or.; teach ua how : to y protect our crops and fruits from Injurious insects or disease. Finally, we have great museums for collecting, pi eservtng end exhibiting all objects of art, ethnology, -natural history, mineralogy, geology, the resources of our country, and. the products of our people's work. A Jdr.Dabney says: These noble -establishments , for ' t9 promotion , of Science, both pure and applied, are ' the most unique feituro of ourJ government and the Miration of 40R-foreigners.'' Theys-repHu u',trv9 American loea. it is mora-10 oe wlth-Lxherefore sJt.n1S'-sr,Lfid ldea stabilshed in our laws. -is hot adefiat'- ly represented in the organlxation of t- j government. ; - ' A - . . -- A all these agencies have -a.' common purpose, namely, the development of tla resource of -the country, one would expect ot find them organised according t j . some definite plan, and directed by a In- . gle head. As a matter of fact they are distributed among six different departments of the government, two of them being entirely. Independent. . 1 v - , - - Much valuable v work has ; been and is being done by them, but the writer thinks that a great deal more would be accomplished and much more money saved, if - ell . the bureaus, having -this common purpose, were consolidated la one department. Scattered as they now are through all the departments, operate 1 under very indefinite laws and supervised "hy different - secretaries, usually : not scientlfle men and alwavs overrun with. other work, there Is ample opportunity zor comuaion. ana aupiicauon 01 wora and consequent loss of time and energy. The government has, for example, three separate and distinct agencies for measuring tie ' land of the country, connected with two different departments; four sep arate hyarograptuc-omces-ior sounaing the waters of oays, rivers, lakes, etc, tn v four different departments, and . five separate chemical laboratories tn the city of -Washington alone. The statistics of the natural resources and product of the eountrv are collected by eight different agencies connected with-six-different de partment ana Dureaus, not counuui ui census, which usually goes over the whole field again. This Is doubtless one reason, why government statistics are so oftea discredited by business men. , The pending proposal to consolidate all the statistical bureaus and establish a permanent census, which shall do. in a systematic way through ten years,, the work hitherto done in a haphazard way at Interval. 1 heartily Indorsed.' '" '-' " , ' The following rather amusing ninBtra-tion Is given of the - confusion In wblca Important work Is often Involved amidst these many bureaus: - : - - - The ecretary of the Interior and tie ec retary of agriculture some time r o appointed a board to compile tbe law on Irrigation, find out what each .bureau cf each department should do. and. make a report thereon. It took this board a who! year to unravel th law ncT the red tars they hod created and Inform 'the secretaries what wa required ot each of the. It report showed that eight bureaus ii the two departments must -co-ope rat a 1 1 order to -accomplish -any thorough wor. on the great problems of Irregatlon. Thrp 1 distinct branchea of .the Interior department- alone are engaged In, irregatlon, work, -via, the general' land 'dee. th office of Indian. affairs and the geological survey. The census also prepared a report on this subject. It Is needles-to ayj that, with so many agencies to. promote Irrisa-tlon, very Jlttle has been 4 done by any of them. Mr. Dabney think that what 1 ed 1 a general co-ordination of the sci -tiflc work of tbe government, and t. -the. only way to accomplish this Is I first bringing all these bureau toget r c under one executive . aead. . When . ti ha been done the reorganization woui 1 take place naturally and easily, without Injury to any of the good work nosr going on. The first thing Is for congren to decide upon a general programme, and. a opportunity offers, transfer th different bureau and onrveys to aome one . the departments. Mr. Dabney's eur-r: -tlon Is to partially reorganize several c these departments, so as to bring ail c the- executive business together In certain departments and all the sclent;! i work together In a single, department. In conclusion, the writer eays: - . . It I reslly a wonder that oar government ha accomplished so much excellent scientific-, work through ' the agency of so nnscientific an organization. By sa enormous expenditure of time and money It ka done a vast deal for the advancement of science., but It I deplorable that to much has Wen wasted, in doing tbi?. Rcfence is conducting in America a grand campaign for the advancement of civilization, but lbs forces are divided Into s- many camps that It doe not; wm nair the victories It should. What Is needed Is - an organized - army, with a general staff and a commander-in-chief. - The pian deserves serious consideration. Certainly no railroad, manufacturing company or other Industrial concern cooll afford to conduct its affairs In this bnn-harard manner. AH groat commercial association have ' learned the value c thorough organization and systematize I work. The development of the resources of the country end the promotion of Its Industries are purely matters of business. Tbe succea of this work concern every farmer,, miner, manufacturer.-merchant. Banker, .railroad - company, etc.. In tv -country, and ther are nil Interested, the- -fore, in havTg It efficiently and econon ally done. They should, therefore. b i terested In - the .. facts and plans 1 clvea-.

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