Picayune Boiler sold.
--The following incident in the career of Picayune Butler
in New Orleans may be deemed a proper succedaneum
of his infamous order with reference to the ladies of that city:
A few days since preparations were making for a dress parade, and a number of officers had congregated in front of the St. Charles
A splendid carriage was driven in front of the hotel, accompanied by servants in livery — the whole affair betokening an ownership of great wealth and excellent taste.
The occupant, dressed in the latest fashion and sparkling with jewelry, drew from her pocket a gold card case, and taking therefrom her card, sent it up to Butler
The next day himself and lady called at the residence indicated on the card — a fine mansion in a fashionable part of the city — where a couple of hours were agreeably spent in conversation, followed by the introduction of wine and cake, when the highly delighted visitors took their departure.
did not appreciate the fact that he had been made the victim of a successful "sell," until he learned shortly afterwards that he had been paying his respects to the proprietress of one of the most celebrated bagnios
in the States, who is at this time "considered a woman of the town, playing her vocation as such."
The retribution that thus fell upon Picayune