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MEMPHIS, TENK. DEOEMBEE 27, 1874.
VOL 34 iTO 306
Me. Alfred Grey, secretary of the
Btate beard of agriculture of Kansas, in
an mi$liall report to Governor Osborne,
oi Ih&t Stale, furnlsbea tho. following as
lb Hat of counties absolutely unable to
HievWe for tboir oitixeiiE rendered des
titute by the grasshopper lamine.
r. 4 9 Oufconw S
, tgf i'awiiee. JW ,
LK 455 i Phillips 2.4W 1,KM
SB 1 KepaMleAeO 8
TJB? tt)0 Smith iMHJ iw
'Tbefe wU be some aid required,"
Mye Xr. Grey, "for the counties of
Diego, Hodgeman, and Kingman, but
th rtsras are too indefinite on which
to haw b estimate. At leant fifty per
oaat. eboold be added for clothing and
iMdiHsg, waking 18,134 requiring assUt
aaea for otin?r than rations." Bearing
la mind the inhospitable winter now
NfWB m, tbis statement ia well caleu.
kfed to eellst not only the help of the
a well as the State govern-
bat of the oharitabty inoiinea
Tmb Ar-aMB and Texas .Land Ad
tin Kw i says that immigrants are pour
tag into that State. Recently one hun
dnd and twenty families from Kansas
hMBttri oa tbe river, above Little Bock.
A Isrga number nave gone to White,
Woadrafi and Craighead counties- An
Italian oolony located in tbe eouth
wm. pardon of the State last week.
Oo tbe sta an English coloney located
at Atsfata, Weodruff county. Two
Uopdrud emigrant wagons from Tennes
m aad Georgia last week crossed tbe
Wwh lipid a Memphis, being the vsu
gaaad of a huge emigration from those
States to eastern Arkansas, which is
. i nHuLuilpniuu Kit nnv
HOC OlftrpaVS U 1 pwwwcw J :
tk. imbiM Taim numbers of emi- I
are repotted en route for Arkan-
the extreme northwestern
turn Dyenburg Progress thinks that
"tiaL' the Hares are herd and oppressive,
tfce people Htuatfefted sod sorely per
pland, the hajMeture -will meet ander
UWiliw mri' " than any since
th wfeU of BadiealiMa in Teanes
te. The people are heavily taxed and
trTr.pi.iin The State i indeatasd
Ibi htm- ax stake. The peple mestlie
aaMadattd the boner of the State pre
aarMd. How ean it be done? The
debtor etaa want a stay law, while the
cradilar e!M are Wtteety apposed to iU
Both aMat be pleased. How aan it be
e? A United States senator must be
Bwy section of the btate
haa Ma candidate, and every Motion
aaaat be pleased. How can it be done?
Tbe glory of being a legislator is not
ICR. ACKBSY, of
who, tor over ferty years, has been ms.n
ate taring cotton good, had a confer
ence with the board of trade of St
Xtaait a few days arnoe in reference to
fed eatab tabmeat of a cotton-mill with
a capital of a million doilars, which
i eat forty tJKMKtan yarusoi
He said "it was considered
profitable to manufacture ootton in tie
east for a profit of half a cent per yard,
bat that much trreaier profit would be
tbefe." If Mr. Ackery would j
start hie Mill ia this vieioity he would
find K stIU laofe profitable.
B, Hoc Co., tbe celebrated printing
ptaas jBMafeotarers, employ over two
haarircil apprentices. These attend a
nlajuVaebaat In the factory, where they
ate taught tbe most essential English
araaobec and meehanical drawing.
Hum thorosghly-edficated mechanics
ae turned Mt, ad Hoe always has a
rail supply of superior workmen. Is
than not, in tbe coarse thus pursued by
on of the not saccetfeful manufactur
es! of tbe country, a lesson for those
i deery and oppose public education?
It it now pretty eerUin that the legis
lated of North Carolina will call a State
uaniMnllnnI convention at an early
day, and that a new constitution will be
to tbe people, aecepiea oy
I be in full foree and effect in
tlx months. The new eoueti-
tuflaii, it ia proposed by some, shall re-
(be old county courts, and tase
from tbe people tbe right to elect
, and give the appointment
thoj oAoiaai to tbe legislature, as
JSvlm the Wsshington Chronicle telle
Ik troth once in a while. In Its issue
of Thniailay laat, it says :
Theozfienditurea for pablic printing
In dontkCMnUna hare been modeled af
ter ttw manaceaient of the govern
man prinUug oittee There was expend
ed dmtog the year $291,179 for printing,
and tbe legislative expenses were $290,
tm for the aame year. It is not surpris
ing that tbe tax payers grumble, or that
ntreeobmeet and reform have become
My forexMenee in tbat btate.
Tm main discontent with and resist
ance to the present government of Mie
ahalpiil. aad indeed of all the Badlcal
aonlliiiii SMm, is based os tbe oppress
ive nature of tbe taxation, and tbe
pawarwhioh ill-tanght and iBCsmpetent
naaeaea, nnsefaooied and unrestrained by
thoM who sboold have exareteed whole
aaate restraint over tbem, have exercis
ed in taxing. th prosperity of industrious
an ena. Bo sey the St. XauIs Times.
It apeaJu eorreetiy.
Wb published last week tbe state
nunts uf the Kew York Suh and the
Hon York Bulletin, in reference to tbe
ustlllll crop of 1874-5. The question Is of
nob great pecuniary interest to oar peo
ple tbat devote muohspaoe to -dry
aathe elaborate report of tbe department
of agrioaitajra, which we aeeept as eon
lipid 1 1 . and which cannot fail to have
the effect of modifying opinions baited
apaa the "bnllini" statementH alluded
Go nm Smith, in a recent pronurj-
rsariTr tonehuiK tbe civil rights bill,
aaya: " If tbe pawing of it be delayed,
hall will bfwak loose again all ever the
land, aa K did In the days of tbe fogitl ve
slav sat, when even in tbe remotest
jssrtii amv-bonnde were everywhere
Mpoa the track of poor men, womeB,
ami chndreo." Genitt Smith is either
r craay, perbarw both by
A Br atk convention of the tax-pay-am
of Mimbwippi is called to assemble
at Jaokaon on Monday next We shall
watch for its proeeedintts with interest
A will be seen from figures elsewhere
.ubiiriiad'tbe time has come when such
i m a neormlty.
A A(M before (be Alabama legialaUire
whhthaeeka tooreate vendors' liens upon
(. nonal property, is a stupid proposition
n'hlob slinaht be squelched in the com
The London Jftwu' advices of the
MveatMinetent, with regard to the iron,
ttn-phtteand coal-trad 8 of South Wales,
mjr that "prospects are ominous, for tbe
flhnaitm tbat are likely to arise between
Masters and men in regard to tbe wages
iMMrfioo nuv result In total stagnation
at all the works. The diffleultles wilLLi"
.l..u.nlt tin. Irnn.rraHixinlr' I
bt if masters carry out what appears
VI be their intention at present, there
be troublous times with Uie coiners
a.'aa. Tbe men wili not entertain the
Jianghtof any further reduction in the
T .teef wages." From Sheffield theXon
u.a Tkmi baa advlees of the fifth, say
. ii . that "hon is becoming dearer, and
fuinmnonameta cannot be entered into
t tfteoia! deeerlptie-ne without an ad-1
va'Mm ox irom ninety sniuings to two
pounds a ten." '
I. e Philadelphia board of trade will
rorT wientze tne State legislature in
i u h cleared, and a post mortji,.ex-
a ..i of the passage of such aa act aa
v . .i ai ow the rate for the use of money,
t oe the price agreed-upon by pirtiea to
The Cltil Rights Bill and Democratic
AbsenleisM Members Unit
Stand to their Ports.
The Agricultural Eepsrt on Cotton An
Aeld Answer to the Jfew Tork
' Cfcrcnlcle and Dac.i'a Sun.
Hatters in Arkansas will likely he .Left
to Take their Own Course Keller
for the South Claims.
Soctbern.Repnbilcan Influence inCon
grfsv Bitterness in the Badlcal
Caucus A Strange Story.
CIVIL BIGHTS BILL.
The next attempt at an affirmative
policy on the part 01 tne jttepuoucsus,
nrt thus tn Rarn their nariv. will be an
pffortiormss thecivUrlehU billimme-
Tjiaieiy auer uio vuiifcuiiu
Mr. KecK serveu a nonce on uie iMmu
llcans to-day In the house that the bill
could not bo psssod at this fession; and
well informed Bepublicans say the eame
thing. Beck's prephecy depends a good
ileal nn trhpthcr all the Democrats shall
bo steadily found in their places; and if
the .Democratic papers 01 me rauuu)
were possewed of ordinary intelligence,
they could and would break np the sys
tem or Democratic ausenicism, which
alone gives the opportunity to pass such
measures. This evil of Democratic ab
Bsnteiern has been Tunning on for 6ix
years, and no effort has been made by
the press to check IL It is said that a
two-thinls vote is now absolutely neces
sary to pass the civil rights bill.
AG RI CULTURAL KEPORT ON COTTON.
The last month!y statement of the
agricultural department makes au acid
retort to the attacks which have been
made upon the monthly estimates or
averages. It is explained that there are
but three general inquiries each season:.
First The acreage, expretsed as a per
centage of tbe total area of the previous
year in each county. Second Condi
tion; normal vitality and growth being
the unit of comparison, or 100. Third
Product, or total quantity lu each coun
ty as compared with the actual yield
of the previous year. The first and last
of these are each given but once, but
'condition" is reported monthly through
the season. It is further shown, with
some 111 temper, that the misunder
standings which have .taken place have
arisen from the practice of taking the
figures for "condition" and treating
'hem aa predictions or estimates of ulti
mate yield. The estimates of probabla
ylelilthus seem to vary from month to
iiioutti, while, in fact, the department
i not making any such estimate at all.
With this explanation we quite what
follows: "The cotton product of 1S74,
as estimated by the correspondents of
the department of agriculture, some
what exceeds three and a half millions
of biles. The yield per acre is reported
less than 1S73 in most of the States.
Tlia Tt'AAiliAr fnr rfnanlntr anil i-nt!iirintr
the top crop has been very favora
ble. The reports are nearly unani
mous in stating that the
proportion of lint to feed is large. The
percentages of last year's aggregate of
bales in the principal cotton States are
ad follows: Virginia, S9; North Caro
lina, b9: South Carolina, 92: Georgia,
' 93: Florida, 100; Alabama, 95; Missis-
! r'i . r t or. JT nn. a
kautas, 60; Tennessee, 57. This result
corresponds very closely with the indi
cations of the monthly etatements of
condition made by the department.
Tha rtittnlukP BtotAmallf 1 i M 1 lifto lnwn
misinterpreted (or misrepresented) as
indicating S.OOO.WO bales or Jess, makes
tbe average for ten cotton States 71 per
cent, of normal condition, or an Impair
ment of 29 per cent, from all ciueos,
against 79 per cent, last year. So far as
condition in Oetober indicates final re
sults in bales, the pi opart ion would be
as 79 Is to 71 so is the aggregate yield of
last year to that of the present season.
This would make within a fraction
3,748,000 bales on the eame acreage, but
on an area 10 per cent, less it would
mean 3,373,000, or, with the outlying
area, fully 3,400,000. The fine season
for ripening and gathering during" the
last two months accounts lor the slight
increase in the Anal returns and ren
ders the accuracy ot judgment in the
two returns almost absolutely 1 identi
cal. The statement of condition flOO
representing normal condition of
healthy development, above which ex
traordinary vigor and growth may some
times be written, while all Impairment
of vitality or reduction of healthful
growth as represented by lower figures)
daring the growing season of 1874 has
been reported as follows the figures be
ing in each case an average, for the
State named, of the county percentage
of normal condition, by the side of
which are placed similar State averages
States. 4? 7J
N.Crollaa. M 88
UootkIii . M e
Florida 1M 90
A labama M
LAOlalaDa Rl 70
Texas M Kt
Arkanu Vi fu
Tennessee CO hi
July. &dk. Kept. Oct.
The Arkansas Investigating commit
tee will come together again next week,
and settle upon its reports, of which
there are certain to bs two, and may be
three. It is ascertained that Poland and
Ward intend to report In favor of.
Brooks; but it is not known whether
Scudder, the other Republican membir,
will unite with tho Democratic mem
bers of the committee in favor of l!ax
ter, or preeeut an Independent report.
He cannot be expected to indoree the
partisan views of Mr. Poland. Under
the circumstances, congress is hardly
likely to do anything that may be re
commended by any portion of the com
mittee, and matters in Arkansas wili be
left to take their own course.
RELIEF FOR THE SOUTH.
Senator Morton's bill, declaring the
effect of permits to purchase products of
the insurrectionary States in certain
cases, granted by the President during
the war of the rebellion, provides that,
in the determination of any claim foi
the nrocteds of captured nr abandoned
property, now pending or hereafter to be
broBgnt IU me court oi claims, or ueiure
any department of the government,
whenever It ehall appear that the Presi
dent of the United States, or any pur
chasing agent of the government, au
thorized any person to go into any of
the Insurrectionary States for the pur
pose ot bringing out the products of such
States, and shall have bti'jed to such
perton a permit or lleense containing a
guarantee of safe conduct .through Uie
military lines, atid freedom from deten
tion, seisnre and forfeiture; and in all
cases where it shall appear tbat any
purchasing agent of the United States
contracted with such person for the pur
chase of such productsclalmed and held
by him, sucn license aau permit, anu
sueb contract for purcha.e. when made
i unu.mt to regulations oi me secretary
of the treasury, shall be held valid and
biHdiog on the United States; and in
all oasts where such products, whether
in transit or in storage, awaiting trans
portation, shall have been s'ized by the
authorities or agents of tbe United
Statue, the claimant thereof, or these
claiming under him, on proof that such
products were obtained andheld by him
UDdef such permit or licence, or were
contracted to be hold by any purchasing
agent of the government, shall be enti
tled to recover tbe net proceeds of the
same, so far as uch products may be
traced Into the treasury of the United
States. Tbe bill is under consideration
by the senate committee on military
The houee Judiciary committee has be
fore ita bill introduced by W. A. Smith,
of North Carolina, for the relief of the
Muithnrn fitatca bv the comnromisa and
settlement of their debts. It is as fol- ,
Yiiekeas, There has been Illegally
assessed, collected, and paid into the
treasury ot the United States a large sum
of money imposed as a tax upon the cot
ton product ofceitaln8tatea,towit: Vir
ginia, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana.
Mississippi, Texas; and Arkansas; and
whereas, tne said states are involved ip
debt from which they cannot relieve
themselves without usjlstance; there
Be ii enacted In the senate and home
'lnat tne secretary oi ine treasury anu
attorney-general are hereby directed,
without delay, to confer with the credit
ors of said States, and ascertain upon
what terms such indebtedness can be
compromised and adjusted. The evl
denceaf?ebt1shall' be classified in the
manner how established and recognized
. . . . . K.T V I Tf
?tt3nta1 ST retaV and &
rAMiaVimnAMl a wotinnihlo cmrt fair
settlement of such Indebtedness can be
made, then the secretary of the treasury
is hereby authorized to pay. "oh the
debt of each State a sum of money
e-jual to the amount of cotton tax col
lected from the people;of (such State
as aforesaid; provided, that where
the amount ofcotton tax so paid by the
71 71 73 71 771 73 71
H 1W fti 91 95 1(7 R M
! SS M 90 88)4 SIM
91 SI 81 W 7 mto
SB W IIS Wi 77 76 SI
8 !8 WW M M 78 75
88 87 8 Kl 74 75 71
H) 73 K SI SO 82 " 62
VH1U1 S! Wj 5 S) 7U
so S7 w w i m vose
people of nny one of aald States shall
not be sufficient to discharge the whole j
of its indebtedness, payment fchall first
be made in debts ceatraeted previous to .
the first day of January, 1881, the ox
cess, if any, to be applied, ni far as It
will go, to th payment of debts con- L
traced tubsequent to May 1, 1858, at-
cordinp to their class: those of longest I
date eelog entitled to preference.
Wee 2 xnai ii mere snail ne a surpiuo
after dlecharglng the debt of nny of said
States out of the cotton tax so collected
as aforesaid, the secretary of the treas
ury is hereby directed to pay the eame
to the proper authorities of the State
wherein the people reside, from whom
the same was collected, to be need for
the support of the free schools of said
This is certainly the best plan yet pro
posed for dealing with the cotton tax
question. It puU the control of the large
sums thns collected outtif the reach of
Urn ootton tux lobbv. which is composed
for the most part of northern men, and
provides lor a just anu equuauie uo
tlement of the whole matter. This bill
should certainly command the united
support of the eouthern delegatlon.'but
its passage even then Would by no means
be assured. '
THE feOtrrUERN KEPUBLTCAXS CHA-
rjRINKD BECAUSE OF THEIR LACK OF
INFLUENCE JN COSOBESS.
Southern matters hero are Jnaditurb
ed condition, and the eouthern men
are unhappy. The committee appoint
ed by the elim. caucus of aoutlism Re
publican members of congress t of-tribe
terror to the 5iearts of their colleagues
on the iioor have sienally ,alled. Tho
licaLB. who were counted upon as cer
tain to aid their southern bruthren, de
nounced the caucus as in extremely bid
taste, and not at all befitting a party
mat lDguortu tecuonat issues, ice
eouthern Republicans, in defense, say
that their votes have been used long
enougn.anu mai ineir turaen oi com
plaint is not taxation without represen
tation, but taxation without influence.
arid they are resolved to make ibeir in
fluence felt The committee appointed
had a long session to-day, but failed to
come to any conclusion. Further con
sideration is postponed until after the
holidays. It i pretty clear that the
southern men mean to make the best
bargain for themselves, and to make a
desperate fight for thtr lives.
BITTERNESS IK TUB EDl'UnUCAN CAU
CUS OVER SOUTHERN AFFAIRS.
Meantime tbe senate caucus, which is
called once more for half-past ten to
morrow, wilt try to agree on a policy in
regard to the eouthern States, and it is
thought it will try in vain. There ia a
disposition among the more courageous
senatois to throw the southern States
overboard; but, as the southern senators
take an active part in the caur-m, tbey
make a bitter-struggle against every sug
gestion in thlsdirection, and this even
ing it is probable tnat they will prevail.
They know tlint without threatened or
active x eoerai mterierencein uieir states
they would 'very -quickly disappear from
putuic uie, ana iney ao not mean to give
npiflhey can-help It 'Ifkrebaaie
that the bnulhern senators have already
male their bargains nd supported te
finance bill in consideration of being
themee'ves supported in turn. A few
senators, -however, privately threaten
that they will, if poesfWev carryover the
heads of the southern men a measure to
cost off the southern .States entirely and
leave them to govern tbemeelves, and
that If necessa'y they would appeal to
Democratic support for such a measure
of home rule. But these sentiments are
not very boldly expressed.
A ETBAJiOE STOBY.
From theNew YorkSon.J
St. Paul, December 20. The -Dfe-
palch to-morrow will contain an ac
count, derived from responsible citizens
of St Paul, which in brief is as follows:
In the Spring of 1872, Irwin, of Pacifie
Mail notoriety, appeared at the Metro
politan bank in New York, where he
had a email personal aeeotint, and de
posited a check for five hundred thou
sand dollars. He had not usually had
one thousand dollars ondeposit, and the
preeident of the bank reproved tne teller
for accepting so large deposit, which
was Hkeiy to be cliecEed again beiore ,
tbe half million check was collected. ;
Several days elapsed before any call was
maue, and men uie stranger preaenteu
a check for all or-nearly all of the myste
rious deposit. The check was draw.n by
Irwin, payable to life Irwln'd) order,
and Indorsod by him. Tbe paying
teller.deinahded the stranger's name,
but lie declined to give it, saying that
the check was practically payable to the
bearer. As the teller continued obdu
rate, the stranger appealed to the presi
dent of the bank, and he also refused to
cash so large a check miles the party
would reveal nis name. Tne stranger
grew indignant, but still refused to give
bis name, and finally withdrew, declar
ing tbat he would, give until tbe next
day for the bank to cash the Check. A
bank messenger followed tlie stranger to
ascertain his movements, and he pro
ceeded directly to the Pacific Mail,
heyond which he was not traced.
Next day, soon after banking hours be
gan, the stranger "again called on the
tank president,' snd asked if he was
ready to pay that check. The preeident
inquired whether currency was required,
or whether the check of tne bauk would
answer. The stranger said he was in
tending to deposit, and hence could u e
the check. The bank president accord
ingly drew his check for the desired
amount, pyable to bearer, and the
Btranger departed. Again the messen
ger followed; to ascertain who the visitor
,wasl -The stranger-, proceeded to the
'PiJk Barlk, and therd,deposited the Me
tropolitan bank check. The messenger,
calling the cashier aside, asked who It
was making the deposit, and was told
tbat he was Mr. Kin?, postmaster of the
house of representatives. The gentle
man who tells this was formerly in busi
ness in New York, and received the story
from first bandd. In .view of Irwin's
refusal to tell who got the money, the
ways and means committee may find
here a elew worth following.
," , mssi.SNiprj. ; ' '.
Ibe Enotnisns Taxation Under nnlch
the 1'eot.le Groan Keeewlly Tor n
From UieJackion Clarion."
We have taken for illustration a series
of years of honefat citizen's .rule to con
trast them ' with" tRe "present year of
Radical misrule in order mat tne real
cause of the tpx-payers complaint' may
be understood:- 5 " , ,
HOSEST CITIZENS' RULE.
Amount of State tax Bammed lu ltM
Amount, lauauora jeoan,
nary lMi' ,. . V, i t.- 31,714 sa
A mnnr ififii; iAudltAr's Eacort. .Nfi
veraberSiPwV s..l..-' JS
Amount, IH57 (auditor's report, No
vember li, I'M 3?
AnvwnL Inari auditor' reoort. No
vember 7, lbW) UU 00
The foregoing asseesmenis were on an
aggregate property basisof fGOOjOSO.OO'J,
In round numours.
DISHONEST RADICAL MISRULE.
l7j state tax at 18 mills...... . $1.448 trS 61
School tax, 4 jnlil- i.gC Oi
araa4 totiUii 3t,l671 &i
fExcluslve of privileee tax on an as
sessed value of realty and personalty, of
' hese official figures show that on a
property valuation of six hundred mil
lions of dollars the taxoavers under hon
est and eeonomio rule were required to
pay on an average lees than $4tX),000 per
annum to carry on the State govern
ment, while under the present corrupt
and extravagant mhrulo. on a property
basis of only one hundred and nfty-four
millions of dollars, they are required to
pay upward of twe millions one hundred
thoutand dollars under pretense of de
fraying the expenses of the State gov
ernment To tbis U to be added more than two
million of dollars for local or county
purposes, which under citizens' rule,
amounted to less than half a million of
Is It a wonder that the people in the
anguish of their souls are crying out for
relief, and are determined to matco a su
preme effort to rid themselves of the
The armies of the native obief-i of In
dia, together, number 315,000. The ar
tillery numbers 35300 large guns. Hyder
bad beads tbe list with 38.890 infantry,
8203 cavalry and 725 guns. Bundelcund
comes next with 22,163 infantry, 2677
cavalry and 421 guns. Cashmere has
18,436 infantry, 1393 cavalry and 9S
guns. Gwalior has 16.050 infantry, 6000
cavalry and 210 guns; Kntty war, 15.300
infantry, 4CO0 'cavalry ind 505 guns;
Oodeypore. 15,000 Infantry and 6240
cavalry. None of the rest exceedll.OOu.
BnraWiaa38 guns and no infantry. Co
Chin has3 guns; Travahcore 6 and 60
cavalry. Several of the States have no
cavalry, but two or three guns. The
moral to be drawn irom thU tormldable
looking array is, says the Times ut In
dia, that it might one day be turned
against old England, and, as there are
juit six limes aa many native eoiuiers
under the orders of native chiefs as
there are British- soldier? in India, the
I consegue mighybepleasant.
I - ' W
Some young men of Vienna have
formed a matrimonial league. Every
member of the league must be the ison
of a man of property, and mu?t pledge
himself to marry a poor girl,.pqe who
hfes neither dowery or expectations; and
must forfeit tn,Jh'ousand JlorlpiHt'he
violates 'thepledse,"' ' - " -
II AIL HO AD UATIEKS.
Boston's New Eaterprlse A Grand
Scbemo of Consolidation for lite
Western and Southwest'
Liberal and loose legislation by Con
gressSchemes Proposed for the
Pnrposo of Crippling-the
Ihe New Tork Central and tbe Canada
Southern The Illinois Central
and the Kew Orleans, Jnck
80 n and Great North
ern. BOSTOS'S NEW ENTERPRISE.
Boston, December 22. The capital
ists of Boston aro so much more ready
to invest in railroads on the prairies
than In enterprises which would develop
the commerce and trade of this city, that
such a spirit as was manifested at tbe
meeting in the merchants' exchange to
day indicates for the future a greater in
terest in the prosperity of the city. The
meeting was more fully attended than
any similar gathering for many years.
The speakers were attentively listened
to and enthusiastically applauded. Tho
line proposed cmoraces tne jxew lorn
and New England railroad to Wllli
mantlc; the Hartford, Providence and
Fishkill to Hartford: the Connecticut,
Western and Poughkeepsie and Eastern
roads to the Hudson; across the Hud
son at Poughkeepsie by Hosts for the
present and ultimately by bridge to
Pine Bub, eighteen miles from the
west bank of the Hudson, over a line
surveyed but not yet construct
ed. Here, connection is easily made
With the trunk lines leading to tbe west
and southwest. For half a million ot
dollars, invested where it promises to
pay a good dividend, direct communica
tion can be had with Pittsburg, and coal
can be brought dlreit to all the factories
of New England without tranship
ment, and a new nnd highly important
western connection will be gained.
There can be no doubt of It, because Just
tbe length of road to ba built, and the
outside cost of building it are known.
What is needed la the practical help to
construct the misalng link in the line.
Among the party that came from
Poughkeepsie were Hon. H. G. East
man, of Poughkeepsie; Hon. George
Ennis, ex-mayor of the same city; P. P.
Dickinson, Geo. R. Gaylord, GeqrgoP.
Pelton, president of the Poughkeepsie
and Eastern railroad; Hon. Frank Ab-
Thompson, president of the Crawford
branch railroad, anu s. u. i;ase, presi
dent of the Lehigh and Eastern rail
road; E T.Butler, John Bfyd, John J.
Rockwell, of the Connecticut and West
ern railroad; George M. Bartholomew,
trustee, and John T. M'Manus, assist
ant superintendent of the Hartford.
Providence and Fishkill railroad; and
Daniel Phillips, of the Adams express
Alderman John T. Clark was chosen
chairman of the meeting, and introduc
ed Mayor Eastman, of Poughkeepsie,
first commending the project in strong
terms, if it were feasible. Mayor East
man, in an address of some length.
stated the great advantages of the new
route; trie comparatively smau amount
necessary to perfect a through route.
His speech embraced all the previous ar
guments made public In favor cf the
scbeme. Auuressss were aisj maue Dy
8. P. King, president of the Lehigh and
Eastern railroad; Wm. T. Hart, of the
2ew Ensiand road: ion. josian uuin-
cy, Hon. John A. Lane, and John J. :
Fiatt. Tne following named citizens
were appointed a committee to take the
subject under consideration: John Cum
mins, a. tx. nice, r. m. jonnson, jas.
A. Dupee. Samuel u. Codd, At cert
Thompson. Geo. C. Richardson, Jacob
Ed wards, Lyman iNicnois, wm. j&. uoi
fin, Otis Norcroi L. R. Cutter, John
T. Clark, F. F. Emery, Wm. G. Weld,
and E. M Kinsley. The present indica
tions point to the ultimate approval qf
tne enterprise oy itosion. capitalists wnen
ita advantages have been folly Investi
gated. LIBERAL AND LOOSE.
From the New1 York Journal of Commerce.
Although congress has been in session
leBs than two weeks, tbe bouse commit
tee on railroads and canals has found
time to investigate, decide upon and re
commend three important subsidies.
This is very quick work. Nobody can
charge lhat. committee with idleness,
whatever may be said of Ita total dis
regard ol the teachings of the past It
would seem, from tbe haste with which
these subsidy schemes are disposed of in
committee, all favorably to the promo
ters, as if the members were ready to
welcome every new project for extract
ing money from the treasury in aid of
Mime land or water route. They act as
if they are in a hurry to rush through
all these matters tbis session and leave
nothing for their successors to do. The
moat delicate and embarrassing ques
tions which government can be called
upon to settle are determined by the
committee off-hand and unanimously.
The Richmond convention of cheap-
traniportationi3ts was nuable, with all
its wisdom, to fix its preferences on any
line of railroad to be encouraged by the
government The house commit
tee on railroads and canai3 has
no difficulty in agreeing upon two roads
as recipients of the national favor. Both
of these are sshemes so fresh and cau
tiously managed that the public knows
little about them, except as their plans
leak out through tbeconeressional lobby.
One is an almost unknown line, called
the "Washington, Cincinnati, St Louis
and Chicago." It is not understood to
be a new route connecting all the points
named, but only a link ot undetermined
length somewhere to shorten the lino
between the terminal cities. Upon this
cloudy project, of which not one
out of a thousand inhabitants of this
country ever heard, the committee gives
its blessing and asks tbe government to
Indorse the bonds of the line. The
"Continental railway" is not wholly a
stranger to us. This is a corporation
having a charter from the several States
between New Jersey and Iowa, inclus
ive, and organized to provide a great
freight road from New York to Council
Bluffd. It Is the scheme that was
pressed so earnestly upon, the ap
proval of the Richmond conven
tion and failed to elicit Its support
The company la luckier In the com
mittee room at Washington. The com
mittee can scarcely have had imo to
hear the arguments and inspect the
maps before it unanimously agrees that
this road must be helped by tbe govern
ment; and in goes a bill to the bouse be
stowing ft national charter upon the
"Continental railway," and .guarantee
ing five per cent interest on $SO.OOO,000
of the company's bonds. The nominal
object of this liberality is to establit-h
cheap irelghts between the cast and west
tbat is, the rates aro to be made cheap
for bulk freight received in cars without
handling by the company. There is a
tempting reduction for this class; but all
the other freights are subject to the or
ders of a commission of Jive members,
three of whom are to be appointed by
the. president nnd two by the company.
This is subsidy in a milder, form than
that of the Pacific roads, since the gov
ernment iisk3 only $3,000,000 a yeai ; but
in principle it is equally objectionable,
and if the bill passes, the company will
probably be lobbying for an amend
ment; next year auvaniuug uie uiuuey
to build tho road itself. But whether
this is. done or not, the bill on its
own merits is grossly defective and
unsatisfactory. The third scheme
which meets favor with the committee
is a direct appropriation for opening the
Hennepin canal route from Chicago to
the Mississippi. This is one ot the pro
jects most highly recommended by tbe
Richmond convention, and represents
the demands of the northwest, and is
the fifth water route now before con
gress on committee recommendations
for subsidies. Others are clamoring for
lecognltion. One effect of this whole
sale indorsing of new railroad and water
lines has been to stimulate the Northern
Pacific road to make new demands upon
Counsel of the road are now
In Washington asking for a government
guaranty of interest on bonda. and tbey
have a right to expect something from
tho commitlee, seeing how generously
other applicants are treated. Mean
while, every attempt fails to gat a settle
ment out of the Pacific roads, or even to
procure an Investigation of their affairs.
NORTH AND SOUTH LINES.
From the Jackson (Tenn.) Whig and Tribune..
Important changes have lately taken
place In tbe ofti.'ials of the Illinois Cen
tral railroad. Wilson G. Hunt, a New
York millionaire, has been, chosen pres
ident, and James C. Clarke, formerly
-vice-president of the Erie"rnllroad, has
been chosen general manager. One of
tne nrct acts or air. uiarke was to seoo
an atrent. Mr. JohhJbn. nff.tm 'ok
Into the trade-brospects- of -NeiiOHeaha
uia.-s.r. jonnsoa nas -given averyia -
vdrabtdieprSrt of what might be done at
the New.TJHes.ns end of the road. As a
distribution point-for breadstuns in Tex
as land the southwest, New Orleans is
one of tbe best points that can bo named.
The invesUgaUon, it is hoped, may lead
-rnore' intimate' relations between
Chicago and all&ibe cities of the
buuth. Another matter of Investiga
tion is the time and fare, as well
the freight, between Chicago and
New Orleans. The distance from
Chicago to New York is about tho same
as that from Chicago to'New Orleans,
and yet the time required to make the
latter trio, is nearly double that re
quired for the former. The faro from
Chicago to New York is only twenty
two dollars, whilo that from Chicago to
New Orleans Ik thirty-three dnllats. AU
thefe matters are to be adjusted. In
view of the fact, therefore, lhat active
measures are on foot looking to the
benefit of New Orloans and the great
railway line that ptMea thiough this
city, wonld it not be well for tho au
thorities of Jackson to name a delega
tion of two or three of our prominent
citizens to confer with Mr. Johnson at
Cairo, and through him with Mr. Clarke,
of the Illinois Central? Whenever the
New Orleans, St. Louis and Chicago
railroad Is enabled to do the amount of
work that It Is capable of doing, or even
half of that amount, there will be better
times all along the line. The machine
shops of tho road at this point, will
swarm with skilled mechanics, and all
doubts as to tho future of our city will be
over. What we want is cheap freights
and cheap travel, and the railroad lines,
that will give us these will get the trade
Jlr. Byerly, of the Bulletin, As
saults Ex-GOTenior War
moutb, and is Fatal
Jl'Enery's Card iu Reference to
the Returning Board Sever
al Disturbances between
A Synopsis of the Final Compila
tion of the Official Returns
to be Promulgated
New York, December 26. The fol
lowing dispatch from Governor M'En
ery is published here this morning:
New Oeleass, December 25, 1S71.
The wrong just perpetrated by the re
turning board against the people of
Louisiana, and which vitally threatens
the safety and integrity of republican
institutions in the United States, is more
crowning in infamy than the action of
tbe Lynch returning board, and surpass
es even the midnight order of Durell,
and would not be submitted to by any
free people. Resistance to tho national
authority, represented here by a large
portion of the army and a naval fleet, i
eustammg usurpation and stilling tne
voice of the people, has never been med
itated. JOHN St'ENEKY.
New Orleans, December 26. Yes
terday evening, on the corner of First
and Locust streets, a fight occurred be
tween negroes and whites, and two ne
groes were killed.
A row also occurred between soldiers
and citizens on the comer of Canal and
Basin streets, and two soldiers were se
BYERLY, OF THE BULLETIN, ASSAULTS
In a fight between C. Byerly, mauager
of the Bulletin, aad Ex-Governor War
muth, 4n Canal street, Byerly knocked
Warniutb down with h stick and jumped
on hint. Warmnth, drawing bis knife,
stabbed Byerly several times iu the ab
domeu. The wounds are dangerous.
Warmuth was arrested.
MORE ABOUT THE BYERLY-WARMOUTH
The difficulty between Byerly end
Warmouth grew out of a controversy
between Warmouth and the Bulletin,
which led to the pablicatlon on Friday
by Warmouth of a card addressed to the
Bulletin reflecting upon that paper and
Mr. Jewell, one of its editors. Gover
nor Warmouth to-day made the follow
ing statement about the difficulty to Ihe
agent of the Associated Press: "Yes
terday after my card appeared in the
Picayune I was called on by a friend of
Mr. Jewell's, who demanded of me an
abject aplogyfor the card, which 1 de
clined to make. He then asked me if I
would accept a challenge to fight a duel,
remarking at the same time that It was
generally understood tbat I wonld not
fight. I replied that I would not fight
if I could as well avoid It, that I was
not slighter, and that it would be time
enough to answer the question about the
duelling when I was challenged. Later
in tbe day the matter was confided to
our respective friends. They met at
eight o'clock last evening, and agreed
that Jewell and myself should fight in
Alabama Monday morning; weapons,
duelling pistols; distance, ten paces.
These terms having been accepted I did
not, or course, apprehend an attack, es
pecially not from any one connected
with the Bulletin. My understanding
of such matteis is, that antag
onists pending a meeting should be
courteous, and I was just on the
eve of tipping my hat to Mr. Byerly, in
front of wnom two ladies were walking,
the stieet being crowded, when he
struck me with a heavy stick on the
head, inflicting the wound you see.
(Thegovecor taking offhlshat, exhibit
ed a cut about two inches long, over the
left temrle, extending back from the
forehead.) He struck me three times
withthe stick, when Iclenchcd withhim,
in the meantime taking a knife out of
shoulders, I got my hands together and
opened the knife. Just then I fell, By
erly falling on me; soon after wo fell, a
policeman took the knife out of my
nnnd, and some of the cowd pulled
Byerly off. I understand Byerly has
been cut, and I am accused of having
done theeutting."Warmouth was arrest
ed immediately after the fight and con
veyed to the third precinct station. He
hassince been' transferred to the par
ish prison toawalt the result of Byerly's
wounds. Mr. Byerly received six
wounds in the abdomen, oneof which
his physician considers very dangerous,
but not necessarily mortal. Shortly after
beine wounded, Mr. Byerly was removed
to the Orleans infirmary onDauphlnej
BYERLY'S WOUNDS FATAL.
The Bulletin to-morrow will publish
the statement of an eye-witness to the
Byerly-Warmoth renconter. The state
ment differs somewhat from that of
Warmoth as to the cutting. This wit
ness states that the knife was open when
drawn, and tbat two or three stabs were
made before they fell. Byerly's wounds
were in the leftside, just over the hip,
oneof thorn being over four inches deep,
which indicates the length of the knifii
blade. Byerly died at twenty minutes
past ten o'clock.
Byerly was aged forty-eight years.
He was a printer by trade, native of
Pennsylvania, and came to New
Orleans in 1 S45. He served gallantly in
Shield's regiment ot Louisiana
volunteers in the west during
the war, and was wounded four times in
one of the fights around Atlanta, one of
which wounds deprived him of the use
of bis left arm, by a resection of six
inches of bone, including the elbow
Joint After the war, he returned to
this citv. and was elected clerk of the
district court two terms ago. 8-me
months ago Byerly, in company with
others, commenced the publication of
THE FINAL COMPILATION
of the official returns of the late election,
which are to be promulgated to-morrow,
show a total vote, with the polls and
parishes thrown out, as mentioned in
the report of the returning board, as fol
lows: For State treasurer, Dubuclet, 69,544;
Moncure, 68,686; majoiity for Dubuclet,
The- five constitutional amendments
recommended by Kellogg and adopted
by his legislature, are all carried, accord
ing to the count of both parishes. Tbe
vote, as returned by the board, Is as fol
lows! First constitutional amendment, in
dorsing the funding bill and the consoli
dated bonds issued thereunder for ap
proval, 60,410: against, 60,079; majority
for approval, 9310.
Second constitutional amendment, re
flating and limiting the State debt to
515,000,000. and limiting taxation for
approval, 70,824; against, 59,634; ma
jority for approval. 11,100.
The third constitutional amendment
dsvoting the annual revenues. of the
JiJtatB to the expenses of the same year,
-and pronioiting uie issue or warrants in
excess... oi tne revenue ror approval,
70,499; Against, 59,995; majority for ap
The fourth constitutional amendment
limiting the dbt of the city of New
Orleans, and prohibiting a further in
crease theWF-for ayproval, 69,750;
against,-o9,(3ICJ majority for: appnjvii,
' -The nttn constitutional amendment
' changing the'dafor the State election
to the dav named by the general cov
ernment for the Presidential election
for approval, o"7,2fiy against, 59,528;
msioflty for; approval, 7706.
CounUng the votes of n the parishes
and polls thrown out aa against these
amendments, each amendment will still
be adopted by several thousand majority.
Xorements of Southern Stales Investi
gating Committees Death qf Cap
tain Bartholomew, of jbe
Sixteeath U. S.
King Kaiakana in New Tork Fatal
Railway Accident Brutal. Out
rage The Arkansas letrta
lattire Charlls Robs,
Christmas Frolics Cuban Setrs Fatal
Shooting Affray Indian Sitters
Eallway ThleTes Murdirj,
Ite., Etc, Etc.
Kxtemlve Brewery Bnrncd.l
Fort Line, "Quebec;, Decerr.ber 26.
An extensive brewery in this village
burned this morning. Loss seienty-fivo
thousand dollars. No insurance.
CIirHlniKit la LoaliTllJe.
Louisville, December 28. The cele
bration of Christmas in this city was
marked by a number of shooting and
cutting affrays, none of them,' however,
likely to result seriously. No casualties
Deport n re cf Bontbrrn Sfatfjl latnli
gat 1 DC CemmitleeK..
Washington, December 26. Tbe
committees on Vicksburg and Alabama
aflaiis left for their destination this
morning. That on New Orleans affairs
will leave to-morrow morning.
Two Fatal Aceldenfi.
New Orleans, December 26. Rob
ert Johnson' was thrown from a cart,
breaking his neck.
A train on tho Mobile road ran over
Green Brown, a colored trackman, kill
ing him instantly.
Fatal Uallwnjr Accident.
Alexandria, Va., December 26.
An engine on th9 Washingtoitand Ohio
railroad at Roundhill, Londoa county,
was run into yesterday by an unhooked
passenger oar, and Wm. Sides, engi
neer, was crushed todeath. There were
no other casualties.
Utile Bock Hems.
Little Rock, December 2S. Captain
Bartholomew, of the sixteenth Infantry,
died at the United States arsenal Thurs
day night The remains were shipped
north this evening.
The legislature rcconveneii on Mon
day. A KfHt ot Kallranrt Tlilevfi.
St. Louis, December 26.-A nest of
railroad thieves has been dii covered in
East St Louis, and John i3reen and
James Murphy wore arreted for stealing
a bulk of grain. A number f well fill
ed graia-bin.i were found in Murphy's
iraad Duke Nicholas Itisnne.
St. Petersburg, Decembijr 26. The
Grand Duke Nicholas, son of the Grand
Duke Constantino and nephew of the
amperor, has been declared insane and
placed under the guardianship of his
Cincinnati, December 2ff A fire at
Newport, Kentucky, to-night, destroyed
Robeson & Co.'s distillery with, con
tents, and two small buildings adjoin
ing. Loss on the distillery liirty thou
sand dollars; insurance, ate thousand
dollars; on Uie building, four thousand
dollars; insurance, one thousand dollars.
Hie M'Cue-Rnun Libel Halt DHmlsitd.
New York, December IB. District
Attorney Winslow, of Brooklyn, signal
ized his exit from office to-dny by enter
ing a nolle in the libel casi) of Charles
A. Dana and Judge M'Cue, Uie plaintiff
being satisneu wit a tne explanation in
the Sun ot Thursday last
Omajia, Neb., December 26. Tom
Tormy, a saloon-keeper at Elkhorn,
Nebraska, after an absence of two days,
returned there with a girl twelve years
of age, to whom it is said Tormy was
married. He kept her In a room forty
eight hours, and brutally treated her.
The citlxens mobbed the place, but TOr
my escaped. The girl was found almost
Tbe Darlen Snrvcjlng Expedition.
Washington, December 28. Lieu
tenant Frederick Collins, ommanding
toe United States Darien surveying ex
pedition, leaves Washington to-morrow
night, to muster his forced and equip
them for the expedition. He will sail in
the first Pacific Mail steamer in January
for Asplnwall, and then proceed in the
United States steamer Canandaigua to
CiNCiNNATl.Decem ber 26 . John Vet
ter, an infant three months old, was suf
focated by his drunken father and moth
er lying on him in bed. The corpse
remained in the house unti. this morn
ing before it was discovered by the
neighbors. The parents, still drunk,
made no attempt to bury it They are
now in the stationbouse, the father suf
fering from delirium tremens.
X Cock-l'it Pnll'td.
Cincinnati, 0.,December6. About
eleven o'clock to-night a dHachment of
police, headed by a captain and two
lieutenants, made a descent upon a cock
pit on Freeman street, known as the
"Quarter Stretch," suriounded the
house, and arrested BuoY Brady, the
proprietor, and five others. The arrest
was made at tbe instigation of the soci
ety for the prevention of cruelty to ani
mals. The police failed to obtain an en
trance in time to witness tbe cock-fight.
The prisoners will bo tried Monday.
Fatal Bliootlns A dray.
St. Louis, December 2a The Globe's
Chester special says Jacob and William
Fisher and Amos ioimg.iir ijiis urove,
Randolph county, , made murderousj to the above reckoning, UU Uie
assault upon D.P. Robelts last night QVi ont of om it isliid that
Roberts took refugeinthestore of Chna.'8imlJar applI(.atiori wiU miae to
desperado, followed with the intention
of killing bim. Bears ord ered Youngto
leave the nremises, which he refused to
do, and threatened to shoot Beare and
his son Joseph, whereupon the latter
shot Young, killing bim instantly,
St. Louis, December 26. The follow
ing information was received at army
headquarters to-day. "Ilight warriors,
thirty-nine squaws and pappooses, and
sixty-two parties, belonging to the Med
icine Water band of Chej ennes, surren
dered unconditionally at- the Cheyenne
agency on the twentieth instant Two
white women are now with Stone Calf,
who is said to have two hundred lodges
on the Staked Plains. T-to messengers
from Stone Calf have arrived, asking for
relief. Word ha been sent him that he
can surrender unconditionally, and a de
mand was made for the women.
A Clirlttma lion'.
Cincinnati, December 2ti Tho JSh
quircr'a Lexington, Kentucky, special
eays it is reported that a collision occur
red between the whites and blacks at
Versailles, Thursday evening, in which,
two whites were perhaps mortally
wounded. The affair oiijinated in the
eporUve shooting of fiie-crackers be
tween the two parties oa each side of
tho street One white man passing on
horseback, annoyed by he hiiug, dis
charged a revolver, whlcti was followed
by indiscriminate firing on both sides.
The negroes were driven for refuge into
a house, which the whites set fire to, and
compelled their surrendei . All the ne
groes were jailed, and quiet restored.
Jmpoaiers Collection; Aid for Nebraska
Chicaoo, 111., December 3. The
executive committee of the Nebraska
aid society, having been informed that
numerous individuals "ire traveling
about the country soliclUns contribu
tions for tbe benefit ot the destitute set
tlers in Nebraska, hav issued an ad
dress, in which they fctatd that such per
sona are imposters. Contributions should
be forwarded direct to the secretary,
General K. O. C. Ord, Omaha, Nebras
ka, or to the local committees wherever
they are organized in other cities. John
B. Drake, 112 Clark stredt, is treasurer
of the Chicago branch, and money do
nations may be remitted to him.
The eienneplu nuil Koca Island Canal.
Hennepin III., December 20. The
large and enthusiastic ounventicn held
in this town to-dav wi compos id of
representatives front Uie agricultural ;
and mercantile interests ot the north- j
west liesoiuuons ta congress were
adopted commending strongly the con
struction of Uie Hennnpin and Rock
Island canal. It will h considered of
more intrinsic value tc ' the nation at
large than any other wprk proposed of
ten times its cost. Hor,. T. J. Hender
son, congressman elect. Senator L. D.
Whiting and Won. J. 41. Moore spoke ,
in iavor oi tne enterpnsp.
King Kalahnnn Ctarlle Boss j
New Yoek, Dece rater 0. King
jb.aiasaua una morning; attended ser
vices in St Thomas's church, Fifty
third street and Fifth i.venne. In the
EitMpoon Uie king held an-infcrmal re
ception, at which the t Jrmst residents
of bis kingdom and ntany prominent
citizens were present. In the' evening
his majesty attended isoours meaier.
Tvlncr Kalakani was a 'ruest this even
ing of the son of Chief-Justice Allen, of
the Hawaiian isianos.
The detective who wjis dispatched to
Morristown, New Jersey, yesterday by
the. Rfinorinfandent of i police to ascer
tain if the child In rossession of the
aged couple thero was Charlie Ross,
turned this afternoon aid reported 'h
ing seen the boy, who bora no resem
blance to the missing child.
Afqcltlrd oT the Charge or Slurdtr.
Chicago, December 6. The jury in
the casn of Michael M'Donald, on trial
before the criminal court for an attempt
to murder James M'Garry, returned a
verdict of not guilty this afternoon. The
ground of acquittal was that the pistol
used in the encounter last fall was not
proved to be loaded, as charged in the
indictment M'Donald is a noted gam
bler here, and the quarrel grew out of
Knit Against Henry Ward Beeeher.
New York, December 20. Solomon
Snider, of Brooklyn, has begun a suit
against Rev. Henry Ward Beecher for
the recovery of six hundred dollars with
interest, the amount due for four sets of
teeth, supplied, it l" alleged, to the wife
and father of the defendant with his
knowledge. Beecher, through counsel,
denies the allegation, and demands the
case be dismissed on tl e ground that no
services were performed for him, and,
besides, the cause of action U barred by
the statutes of limitation, the services,
according to the complainant, haying
been rendered six years.
Border and Cremation.
CoLUJtBUS, O., December 26. Jacob
2eiswander, living fifteen miles north
of Columbus, is supposed to have been
murdered and cremated. He left home
nearly three weeks ago, and was Invis
ible until Saturday last, when he was
seen goinsr toward his homo with a
satchel. He again disappeared, and this
week his family deserted the premises,
and the neighbors made an Investiga
tion in the house, and found bones in a
large heap of ashes In tbe flrenlace. Two
sons of the missing man have been ar
rested. They are boys, fourteen and
eighteen years old. There have been
contentions in the family, and one of the
boys confessed to having wounded his
father with a butcher-knife almost a
Havana, December 26. The Diario,
of to-day, says Senors Aldama and
Aqullera have purchased two steamers
for the purpose of bringing a fillibuster
ing expedition to Cuba, General Jor
dan Is to return to the island accompa
nied by Aqullera, and the former will
assume chief command of thq insur
gents. The Diario further states that
Aldama and his companions intend to
re-establish the Cuban junta in New
York, with the object of regaining the
Influence and power formerly held by
that body anu creating a situation in
Cuba similar to that existing in 1869, by
the commission of all possible depreda
tions by the insurgents. It says Captain
General Concha knows much mora of
the plans of the insurgents than what it
now publishes. It gives publicity to the
foregoiue because Concha declines mys
teries. Concha Is resolved, as on former
occasions, to combat- the enemies of
Spain everywhere. A letter to the
Diario reports that strong efforts are be
ing, made in Washington to obtain the
recognition of the Cubans as belliger
ents. The letter couples the names of
Aldama and Colleotor Clisey with, these
efforts, and says tho object is to throw
on 'the market Cuban bonds held in
Attempted till UoTnblnntlon.
TheTitu3vilIeiraf, of the twenty
first says: "For the last three or four
weeks some of the leading producers
have endeavored to form a combination
to embrace the owners of about two
thirds of the best territory and of the
same portion of the wells In process of
drilling in Butler county, for Uie purpose
of the suspension of drilling and of tho
starting of new wells. The movement
has been kept quite secret, and instead
of the results being paraded as in the
case of so many previous combinations,
the parties to this movement have en
deavored to give the trade generally the
impression that there was nothing being
done in the way of suspending drilling.
From Uie fact that several of the lead
ing operators, who are believed to be
acti rely engaged In furthering the aims
of tnecombiuaUon, have, for the past
week, been among the leading buyers,
it is inferred that the movement will
likely prove successful. However, we
do not think it probable that Uie com-!
binaUon can be made sufficiently close
to prevent the starting of a large num
ber of new wells in the eventof a further
advance ot fifty to seventy-five per cent
in the prices at the wells.
The New York produce and cotton
exchange was closed yesterday.
The steamship France, from Liver
pool, arrived at New York, yesterday.
A London telegram reports the arrival
of the steamship Abysinla from New
Pouger's brewery in New York was
burned yesterday. Loss thirty thousand
Seven hundred Mennouites, who ar
rived at Philadelphia Friday,, will start
west in a few days.
Herr PesteL, counsellor of Uie legation
at Paris, has been appointed minister
for the Netherlands at Washington.
The Carllsts have offered to restore
the German brig Gustave upon the pay
ment of customs duties alleged to be
Rev. J. D. M'Cabe's dwelling, with
furniture and library, in Baltimore, was
burned yesterday. Loss forty thousand
Charles Wynn, a car-driver, was shot
dead by Airs. Strauss, in Philadelphia
yesterday, while in the act of forcing an
entrance into her husband's saloon.
The relatives of Edward S. Stokes,
sentenced to four years' imprisonment
at Sing Sing for killing James Flak, jr.,
applied to Governor Dii fora pardon on
Uie ground that, reckoning id the time
of Stokes's imprisonment before convic
tion, his term of sentence wiJ expire
January 6,. 1S75. Governor Dbt refused
to interfere on Uie grounds, first, that
the application bad been deferred till so
near the end ot his term as governor,
andsecond, that Stokes's term of im-
fwtaytnfnnnf laaa nnf -Y-tIVn mAtra an.
-Governor 'lilden. Stokes has been in
State prison since October, 1S73, or about
fourteen months, having been in con
finement since January 6, 1871, the day
Fisk was shot His term of sentence
i will expire in October, 1S77.
ADDITIONAL RIVER HEWS,
l'lTTBBUR.i, December SB. River about
stationary, with 5 feet 6 inches. Weather
cloudy and mild.
Little Rcck, December 2S. River rising,
with 3 feet 2 Inches by the gauge. Departed:
Mary Boyd, Memphis.
Nsw OBLXAMS, December 26. Weather
cloudy and damp. Arrived: John A. Wood
and barges, Pittsburg; H.C. Yaeger. St. Loots
VtCKSBUKd. December 2o Weather warm
aad cloudy. River fell 2 Inches. Ho: Marr
I Alice, Joo Kinney. Down: Indiana, City of
CracnrsATt, December 36. River 17 feet I
ana tailing, weather cloudy and threaten
ing. Departed: James D. Parker, Memphis;
Thompson Dean, New Orleans.
St. Louis, December M. Weather cloudy
and mild. River stationary. Arrived: Nail
City, Cairo. Departed: Capitol City and Nail
City, Vlcksburg; Kountz and Torn Jasper,
Loutsviuf, December Si. River about on
astand.wlth8reetsinehes in the canal ar j
feet 9 inches in the Indian chute. Arxi.;-cd-Mary
Houston, New Orleans; Charley "Jowen
and tow, Pomeroy and tow. New Orleans.
Departed: Cherokee ana tow, Clnalnnatl.
Light rain failing all day.
Cairo, DecemberK-Noon Weathercloudy
and win. Arrived; ldlewlld, Evanavllle. f
ajn; Mlnneola, Cincinnati, k ajn.; Andy
Banm, Memphis, U a.Dj.r Nellie Peck, St.
Louis. Departed: Nellie Peck. Memphis, 9
pro.; ldlewlld, EvansvlUe, I ajn.: Mlnneola,
Memphis, 11 a.m.; Andy Sanm, Cincinnati,
noon Night-Arrived: St. Joseph, bt.
LonU.1 pjn.; savannah, Memphis, 3 pjn.;
Mck Longworth, New Orleans, t pjn. De-parted-
St. Joseph, Memphis, 5 p.ra.; Havap
nih, St. LoaU.5 pan.; Longworth, Cincinnati,
ur).m. River rising. Weather cloudy and
SSvarsyilix, December KJ. Weather
cloudy ; llgutrain this morning. Mercury, 41
to HP. River rising rapidly, with 11 teet 8
incnes on tne gauge. Port lut Up: Raven
kle, 7pra. Down: li. S. Turner, 9 a.m.; Ra
ven and barges, s p.m.; Eagle, 2:30 pjn.;Bll
verthorn, 4SiO pjn.;Ps.t Cleburne, 5 pjn. The
Raven exchanged tows with he Kanawha at
Newburg and lelt two barges of salt here, nd
takes seven to St. Louis. Business is rather
aottve. The Vint Khlnkle did not mn through
herself only cracked a cylinder.
Washes QTON, December 27, 1 ajn For Ten
nessee and the Ohio valley, light rain followed
by dearies weather, variable winds, station
ary or Jailing barometer aad slight fall of tem
perature. PUBLIC SALS
iHAT desirable property known aa the
tHIT.Rm TEM f LB JiOMESTKAD, CD north
SlUS OI a.OSCl-.W"HC wu.
new Raleigh roads, will be offered atpuMle
sale, upon me premises, oa
Tuesday, 29tk December, 1874.
Tha iwddencef now out repair, was, oneof
. ;Ilr -tM.nt s.bont the eitv. and eouid.be.
adeiiswrid home. TKWtniig landiiDi
be sold tn lots or conveuieu imbc iw uHiimui.ua . ic
according to tne piau 01 budui;iou j
rV. tr rO-.r nfflce. Buvsrs will have at this
..i. - tn. nmtortnnitv of KMortng desirable
property and good bargains with perfect title.
Terms-Halt cash; balance on a credit of
ODeyear, witn 9 per wou hiiwms uj
J 1KEZETAKI rt C0M AnctloHeers,
HAUMN DHLANHY-Oa the Mth laHant,
at tbe reilienco of Cape Ke4fe, tl Front row,
by Rev.T. C.TBpper.ieetorof Good aaeffaerd
Mr. Fp.AJiK W. Bliru and Mnu AVAsoa C.
DlTLAMKY, both ot thtgetty.
KARRIS RHODE - Thnreday- evening,
December 21tn, at 8 o'eloelr, at tbe First
Methodist Caurcii. by Ber. 8. ILBarralt, Wit
LUm A. Haeris and MlM Bxlla RBeiuw,an
BKOWN-OVERTON-On tbe Jltb. last, at
tbe residence of Major Km;, oa Eeale street
by Rev. L. D. Mulling, Mr. Jons H. Baowx
and MluFAsnr&OrrSTOX, of Memphis. St,
Loala papers please copy.
w. z. airrcmxivN school.
Ho. 303 Third Street.
ENGLISH, COMMERCIAL AND CLASSI
CAL coarsen taaght. For particulars ap
ply at aw Third street. aeai
S7. JOHN THE EYAKGELIST.
A SPECIAL communication of Ange-
rona Lodge No. 188, will be helJ UfltVV
(SUNDAY) afternoon, December 37lh.V
at 2:10 o'eloctr, for Installation .t officers.
All A. E.V I raters ally Invited.
By order. JOHN GORDON, W. M
B. Uicusoxd, geereutry.
A SPECIAL, cnmmnnlcatlon of Leila
fcicott Lodffe No. 23. will h hI-l t h u-A
(SUNDAY) afternoon, December SUi.AA
at 2 30 o'clock, for Initiation o! officers.
ah a. s are iraternaity invMed.
. WM. FRANK, W.M
A. B. Mrztts, Secretary.
A SPECIAL communication of De- n
Koto Lodge, No. a, -wilt be netdVV
tnla (SUNDAY) afternoon. December AA
-"in, at 2 ao o'clock, for Installation ot officers.
All K. A."s are fraternally invited.
?JrS2dSrot BU.N.F. PRICE, W.M.
1C W . HHM.TOX, Secretary.
A SPECIAL communication of Kll- e
winning Lodge No.MI will be held Vv
i.nfm , aemoon. December VA
. 3 i0 lcfc. for Installation of officers.
AU A. e s are rnatAm.iiviioi.i
J. H.CABPEynca. Secretary.
C EMI-ANN UAL commmaAteation -
kj Anniversary oi b(. joon mel
(teust 8ontb Memphis Lodire. No. 118.
Tne setnl-onnaal communication or unnth
Mempnld Lodge, No. IU, tor installation of
officers, will be held this (SUNDAY, alter
noon, December 27th, at 2 38 o'clock.
All E. A 'a are fraternally Invited.
By order W. M. BSOOKS, W. M.
Bct. K. Prixcr, Secretary.
Initiatory, mil C!a oa lmml. Knn.
day, llec. zaih. 7 JO p.m. decS
Attention, Knights Templar.
YOU are hereby ordered to attend, in e
fatigue dress, a stated coaelave orvy
Cyrene Commandery. No. 4, to-nHrrow,V
(MONDAY j.DecMn. at iL ofeiock pan., at
Asylum (new Masonic flalX', for transaction
ot important b twine s.
Visiting Knights are ooorteoonly invited.
By order. j. w. WARD, K. C.
T. J. RAKCitus, Recorder. ded:
IN the matter or Eader A MeUerea and U. J.
Wldrlj. Bankrupts. I will sell, at pabtlc
Saturday, January 10, 1S7.1,
at 11 o'clock, on the premises, all tbe right,
title and tntereM the above named bankrupt,
had at tbe dates of dUng their petitions In
bankruptcy In tho. saw milt situated on Wolf
river and tfayou (Jayoso.and known as the
Wldrlg milL O. WOObDtUDOE, Alienee.
OH NATUKDW, JANUARY 2f. at 10
o'clock, I wdl eLl at pubUc auction about
ono hundred cordto( icullsj cypress wood, at
what if known as Page t Uo.'s saw ratll.ou
Wolf river. Jiut north, of month of Uyxt
-VloO. at 11 o'clock of said ilar. at No. 212
Adams street, one thirty-Bve horse power en-
guio, utmer, pumps, oniH, etc.
deciV O. WOOLbRIDOE, Assignee.
Knights of Pjthiag.
rpaE omeers anil mcmcen of Ccenr ,
j. ue uon Lodge No. is, are requested
lomnioanuAiiAi evening; uecem
br 2Sth, at 7H Q'cleck, at their Castle1
Hall. 2t0 Second street, for the election
of omeere.and other bnatnesa of Im.
portance. It Is exnected tnat everv memhor
I will be nresent. J. W. ANDERSON. C. C
v. j. kt-ahabd, t and Ii. s. dees?
S JBEEKIFF'S SAM
PUBLIC NOTICE 13 HBRBBY GIVEN,
That by virtue of an execution to me di
rected from the Hon. First Chancery Court
of Shelby county, Tenc, In the ease of a. W.
Koane et lex. vs. T. K. Anderson er aL, Judg
ment rendered on the 16th day of January,
1ST!, for the sum of thirty-three dollars
and five cents, costs of suit, to satisfy said
i adgnwnt, etc I will, on
Honday, ISth day of January, 1873,
In legal hoars, la front of my office, new
courthouse, emphls, Teen., proceed to sell,
to the highest bidder, for caaa, the foUowlng
described property, to-wit:
Two hundred and sLxty-hve acres of land,
more or less, lying in thelitn Civil District
of tihelby county, and bounded at follows
On the north by Ben. Branch and John Holt;
on the east by Cbas. 'laylor and the Meruit
place; en the south by Carter and V.
ttawllng,and on the west by Ben. Branch lor
so much thereof as will be sufficient to satisfy
the said . udgment and costs).
Levied on as the property of defendant, O.
W. Roane and wife, to satisfy said 1 udgment.
Interest and costs.
Sheriff of Shelby county. Tens.
Memphis, Zltti day of December, iai, (u
J. G. Flnnle, Attorney for Plaintiff.
ALL persons holding tickets for the recent
entertainments ue respectfully requested
to settle at once with the Treasurer.
JOHN J. FRKE.MAN,
dec-? Btate National Bank.
WJL. M. SMITH. W. I SCOTT. WX. A. CDtUK
SMITH, SCOTT & C0LLXEB,
j Attorneys it L,w
No. lb SSauison Street,
MEMPHIS, - - 1MNESSEE.
" Will practice at Brownsville. Tenn.
OSE GEORGE HO RECRAFT Claims to bo
our agent and creditor. No such tacts ex
ist, and tne public are warned against pur
chasing our property, or tbe use or it, from
him ox any other person.
PANOLA OIL COMPANY.
I WILL sell to the Idzhest bidder, for cash,
on the? 1th day of February, W5, lot 17 oi
N. At Trezevant's mi bdl vision, on south side
of Union avenue, andcontaining 3 IS-10U acres.
Sale to be made at sonthwest corner of Main
and Madison streets. Memphis, nnder tbe pro
visions of a trust deed to me from A.M. Koeh
ler and her husband, Hermann Koehler, re
corded April 13. 1SS8, in the Register's offlee of
Shelby countv.Tenn'Bnnk 4, pnge 4S7.
deca JOHN P. TREZfcYYANT. Trnstee.
MILT Ml WEEKLY
ThePapers for fchoPeople
Weekly postage free)1?
Weekly (for dabs of Five or more.
age r-eej ,, , ,
Daily (six papers).
NEWS OF THE WEEK,
AS WELL JLJJJTHE;
LITEST NE1S0F THEDAY
AND JS FILLED WITH
Embracing Political, Commercial, LH-
aryVf Bdentific, Asricultural,
fhiMsVrEellgloas, ordinary nevra
all other Itna tiers- ot interest to'
and Merchant, v- V
BARNUM & CO.'S
265 I MAIN STREET. I 265
Hednced 4:0 per cent.
MISSES AND CHILDREN'S SUITS
LADIES' MOBNIKG WSAPPBBS REDUCED 40 FIE NT.
BEST GL91ES REDUCED 33 FEE 6EHT.
STYLSH& BESIEABIE CLOAKS REDUCED 50 FSB CENT,
Paisley and French Brocie Sha-te Eedaeed 50 per eeat.
PoionaUra Eedueed 40 per cent, Jacketa Btdaeed 0 percent.
j3L-t Ono -TTt,l"
HISSES' AND CHILDREN'S FANCY WOOL HOSE
Hoduood. 28 xex- cont.
Balmoral Skirt? Reduced 40 per cent. Felt Skirts lledaced .'53 par ceat
At an Enormous Seduction.
LACES AND LACE BOOBS BIBUGSD 40 FEE CENT.
Having an nnosaaUy large stock of the above-named floods, aad awtam te the i i Ii rsas stria
gency of the times, we have coeehMled to meet ebeocaeiaMes. as tttar extst, awl aMr
all On and expensive goods at soeti low prtee as wiri temps "tea meat
economical and jndietew of porafcoqer.
We do this rataor than cirrj geoda oier ta aa ether e-asoH.
X&- We frill hTe many XoTeltiea ikplsxra daring the rreek guifatbte fcr
HOLIDAY" PRESENTS, aad tt hloa, ia erdr to t time, ire ikaU have BHtrted
In plain H;nres.
B Lewennteiii & Brotliers
242, 244 and 2i Main Street, corner Jefferson.
PUBLIC NOi: K IS HEREBY CiIVE.
that by virtue of an execntlon to me
directed from tbe Hooorabi First t lreoit
Conrt of Sbelby county, Tenneaee, la tb
case or A.IL Taylor, use of Chas. W. Cude. ys.
Benl. D Anderson, judgment rendered nn tne
21st day of May,le7l, lor tne sum of arteen
thousand nlneboad red and eighty dollars and
et-ht cents, with interest and costs of suit, to
satisfy said Judgment, etc., 1 will, oa
Saturday, 16th Day of Jannary, 1875
In legal boars, in front of my office, new
courthouse, Memphis, Tenn.. proceed to sell,
to tbe highest bidder, for tut, the follow In
described property, to-wit:
Lota Ko. 7. 8. and W, of lectkmi No. 8 and
7, township 'o. 1, of range s West, In hneioy
county xenBBss ,romiiu5 i""" . , r
orlesa. rTfce said real estate being situated in
tbe thirteenth civil district ) . . ,
Levied on as the property of defendant,
BenJ. D. Anderson, to satisfy said Jndiment,
interest and costs. c A-tDERSON,
Sheriff of Shelby county. Tenn.
Memphis. ISth day ot December, ISjL .
H.T. Kllelt, att'y for pltd. deeg to.
A3AJCT we have received larse I'nes of
Uoods from BanXrupt Sales which we are
offering at Banlcupt Prices:
Bleached Domestic 5c per yard and upward
Brown Domestics 7c and upward
tfnnl Timnn 3B
Calicoes, i ,.
Sc and coward
6c and upward
l?c ana upwazu
Boots and Sboes Cheapest in the City,
u well as our Immense stock of (XOTHXrfU
at corresponding law prices.
CAU, EABLT AND 8XCTJRE EAK03JSS
A LARGE STOCK Or
PaBcy Candy, Toys, Knts, Baisln?, Etc.
Also One assortment of Cupid Leaves, Roses,
rTii.naTT-cntlne Ocods for Cakes; Wrapplnz
Klss Parer. for sale CHEAP AT WHOLE
SALE. - Call sooa and send in yoor oraarsal
' S. BIC1BDI & CO.'S,
'419 Jfailu Street t tts Memphisoresn
Dooley's TTeast Pois-der
Is peectly Fn -e and Wholesome.
Dooley'a "Yeast Powder
Is pat 'i p in Fuji Weight Cans.
Dooley's Yeaat Powder
jftaaeg ceirau. uicaxta ana not.
Cooler's ITeast Powder
ziMJua ueuaoas atanins. vnasus (Axes,
Corn bread, etc.
Dooley's 7east Powder
Makes all Kinds of OnapUnts, Poaptaa, Cakes
rwr. aim. uui ua i i ! J
Dooley's Yeast Pewiar
a trie nest, neeanee pemeeuy pcr-t.
Dooley's Yeaat Pewder
Oa ssre to aasiez
Dooley's Teast Pewder
ana ao not oe psfcec mussysiterxnM.
Dooley's "2" east Powder
lsgnaranteed to mve sattsra
Doolev'a Xeaat Powdes
Is put Bp in Tte Cans of variom atssavsaitaaisi
lor f amines, rsoaraiBKnowes, noma, Ke
taurants and Hiver, Lake and Oeeas,
Vessels oa sheet or lose Toyaaes.
The marzet la :
Basins and Yeass Zewtoxrar UH at skort
weigni. uuuunu xeabxt ruwDSK i.
warraaUd fcii strDglfi aad tall
Sold at wholesale aad retail, ieseralry
thronsnont the. rnited states, try deelers rn.
Groceries and Family Supplies.
CLOSIMS OUT BDSHiESS.
gjBa-svr a Tvr'a
Well Kziowa Gentlemen's Custom Boot,
and Sbon Store,
So3 3aia st,, fonaerly So, 10 JdffersoH.
I WILL fell my own mats ot Boosk from JT
to JW. made of the best FTeeeb Calk kin.
lean, at most everybody, saga w in UuSep.
It is to yoor Intern to ntva saaaesH kefora
pnrchastng ebewbere. ab. 353 Main l.
J. A. mULJASOSt
Attorney at Law aDd land Agent
Offleo tn CMy Ooci: BaOdtaff,
WILL practice in the Cerri of rvH imi
adjacent eguatbrv Attend aa.rttealr
to land OMlneaiflniagatB B9aMBls,s- 31 v
special auenCoa: taftso nilljuWbivaf Unmin.
renting property and collecting- rtr-U bi the
city. - ,: de4t;