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MEMPHIS, TIDJSrN., THUESDAY, A.TJG-TJST 5, 1875.
VOX, 85 NO 183
,wtt-i n .ir ir r ill.
rlw the Aouth Atlantic and G'
States, Te&He&tee and Me Oifo valley,
''car and warmer weather will continue,
with east to south winds, and stationary
or fatting barometer.
The tower OhK-and central Mississip
pi rivers will cqiUhiuc to remain above
the danger line from Cincinnati to
Ei '.nwUie, and at Cairo the Ohio will
ill. Dangerous floods will occur in the
Mississippi between Cairo and Memphis
'taring Thursday and Friday.
The convention lias tren called in
Alebatn by fifteen thousand majority.
I'oe perj-le of that State have now an
ojiportHBity of making a conetitulion to
uit them, and c f putting themselves
en rapport In every reepect -with the
spirit of the s;p.
tirEClALS to the Louisville Courier
Journal give generally increased rasjori
tit fur M'Cresry over Foot and Leslie
iu 1S71. His election is conceded by a
majority of over thirty thousand, and it
in now thought probable that it will
reach forty thousand. But few returns
have been received from tbo mountain
counties,, but thees give Sl'Creary in
creased mej cities.
Hfscia. Treasury Agent Kin
sella Is in JCew Orleans taking testi
mony in regard to the.sileged frauds in
the paymeut.of the employees working
on the customhouse. It is charged that
many mechanics and artisans, who ac
cepted work on account of the uull times
a-i laborers, worked mechanics, sign
ing tlank r.sy-rolie, and receiving one
dollar and seventy-five cents per day,
while the government was charged from
four to live dollars per day for their ser
vices. It is also stated that much of tho
work done by time bkilled mechanics
was afterward covered by contracts,
and the government mads to pay again
for the tame work. Is not Grant re
sponsible for ibid?
We publish this morning the last of
the "opinions of the press.'' concerning
the great statesman whom Tennessee
to-day mourns, refusing to be comforted.
"We have given all that the leading pa
pers of nearly all tbe States have said,
and feel proud that only in one or two
instances the preeaof the country las
departed from a generally and deserved
ly eulogistic tone. All concede the hon
esty of Mr. Johnson, and tba'. his
statesmanship was of an exalted char
acter, giving him credit for a useful,
well-spent life one that has in more
than one instance redounded to his
credit and ta the welfare of bis country
men. Honoied in life, Andrew Johnson
has gone to his grave followed by tho
gratitude of his State and the great re
public of which it 5 a part.
The platform adopted by tho Demo
crats of Mississippi, and published in
the ACPEAI. of jeetcrdsy as part of a
speoWU o.!ial8k Ixjm.JiM.'ksou, was gen
erally indorsed by the Democrats of
Memphis as in thorough sympathy with
the Dsmocratic party in all the other
States. Public education is indorsed
and the color-line repudiated, and low
taxes and honesy in oilice urged as
necessary to tho welfare tf the
people. In other particulars only
second to ti e; e as essentials, tnis plat
form is equally sensible and canLot fail
to help our brethren of Ohio in the
series of engagements they are now
fighting spfiinet the administration
party of plunderer.-. For this good result
we have to specially thank Colonel
Lamar, whrss record in congress has
been such a tower of strength to the
party in its dealings with our Kadical
opponents. Tt e Democrats of Missis
sippi have covered themselves all over
The city-attorney, in answer to in
quiries by the finance committee, jesler
iay sent a communication to the gen
eral council in regard to "the indebted
ness of the city, in which he quoted tho
eixty-sixth urc'.ion of the city charter,
which says "that, in order to collect all
"the taxes due tbeciti.es, and pay off all
"indebtedness tho cities owe (prepara
"tory to the taking effect of this act),
"all cities shall receive in payment of
"nil taxes that may be due or that have
"accrued up to the first day cf January,
'1875, all the:r past-due indebtedness,
"except bonds of the city, a ppecial
"fund having bten provided fjr their
"payment." From this we should
judge that Mr. Walker is of the opinion
ihat city indebtedness of any kind
oti?bt .to be received in pay
ment of all but school taxes, except
bonds and NicolsoL-pavement scrip or
certificAtee of indebtedness, to reim
burse those who paid for the Nicolsin
and stone pavements. A resolution, by
way of a compromise with bord
holdtrs, was cflVred in tho council
in connection with the attorney's
report, authorizing the tax-3ol-lector
to receive coupons from what are
regarded as tho tainted boud3 at sixty
csnU on the dollar. This conclusion,
arrived nt after careful investigation by
Judge Walker, is no doubt intended to
Joe the ultimatum; fjr ho seems to be
satisfied that the city can successfully
reseat the collection of so much of the
bonded indebtedness a? was created
without authority in law, which U prob
acy in tbe neighborhood of one aud a
half million dollars. The time will yet
come when the bondholders and pur
chasers will inquire if authority was
iriven to issue the bonI.
3fh Ctnc of Jerome J. lfluds.
Washington, August 4 W. A.
f'oobe and Charles Jislham, as counsel
fir Jerome J- Hinds who was some
weeks ago tried and acquitted on
charges connected with me alleped
Texas mail contract frauds, fiiei h b.l
cu the equity side of th supreme court
r t ihe District of Columbia, to restrain
the payment of certain moneys, on
un of carding the mails, to John
Xil & BrotheF. He recite that he
was HlegaV 'gffifj :
The rf pondeut fifiS
preliminary restraining orde. reiurnau.e
on the tenth of September, next.
The BilUmore Gaznte says that evi
dence a-cumu a'es that the Mary'snd
Democracy Mrutik the naii on the head
in the ir platform and candidates. Tho
Kadical papers, from the kitchen organ
of the administration all along down to
the disgruntled organ of Baltimore and
the little wee, wee organs of the country
postmasterc, are outspoken in their con
.lemnatiou of both.aud want a "reform"
snovement. Oh, Iteform ! what humbug
i not perpetrated in tby name!
Tho Hirers Continue to Sweil The
Olilo, 3II&hulppI, Arkansas and
their Tributaries Booming.
Immense Destruction ofrroperty in the
States of Indiana, Ohloacd Jik
Bonri What Jeff. Tftoatp
son LoBk3 far.
It.iilroidi 1) ist; Repaired nnd Trains
Beginning to Kan on Time
What tho Papers have to
Saj of the Prospect.
tiie first tea in.
Evansville, Ind , August 4. The
Evansvllle and Columbu3 railroad sent
the first through train since Satur
day, north to-day. It will only reach
THE ARKANSAS RIVER.
Little Rock, August 4. The river
continues to rise, tweuty-one feet by the
gauge. Another rise is reported above
here. Cloudy and rainy.
FIEST FAIR DAY.
Louisvile, Auga3t 4. To-day is the
first fair day in this vicinity for six
weeks. Great damage has been done
to the crop? all through the State by
SNOW AT NASHVILLE ON MONDAY.
Nashville, August 2. The weather
here is unaccountably cold unprece
dented. There was a small snowfall at
two o'clock this morning. It has betn
drizzling during the day.
Washinoton, August 4 Tho signal
service bureau reports the Ohio risen four
feet at Pittsburg and Louisville, aud five
feel at Cincinnati, where it has reached
the danger line. The Monongaheia has
risen rapidly at Morgan town aud New
Geneva, but is now falling. Tho Mis
sissippi has risen nine inches at St.
Louis and one foot at Cairo, where it is
tbree and one-half feet above the dan
TEH MILLIONS LOST.
Cincinnati, Acgus 4 The Gazelle's
Terie Haute special reports the Wabash
river as steadily fallh fr. The railways
are again tiansferrir g passengers aud
moils. They can get through to-morrow.
At Seymour, the Ohio and Mis
sissippi bridge is gone, and there are
several washouts besides. This city ap
peared to bo the center of the storm, ex
tending about one hundred miles in each
tiirection. The total damage to rail
roads, crops and private property in this
congressional district is estimated at
ten million dollars.
WHAT NEW ORLEANS EXPECTS.
New Orleans, August 2. Indica
tions to-night point to tbo partial over
flow of tho lower Mississippi valley.
General Thompson, chief state engineer,
does not anticipate much damage until
the water reaches a bight of forty feet at
Vinksburg, wheti be says there will be
considerable damage alut; the bayous.
With the volume ol water now coming
down it is probable that it exceeds the
bight mentioned by several fset. The
levees, he says, are alliu good condition,
much batter than ;duriDg the flood last
TERRIFIC STORM IN NEBRASKA.
Omaha, August 4 This morning,
bstween tbree aud four o'clock, a most
terrible stoim of wind, hail and rain,
accompanied by remarkable thunder
and i gutning, passed over the city, do
ing immense damage to the streets, foli
age and crops standing. Thousands of
panes of glass were shattered; plate glaes
iive-signths of an inch thick shivered to
atom?. The hail was of a large size,
weighing one pound and a half. The
storm was coufiued principally to the
Missouri river valley, from Sioux City,
Iowa, to Brownsville, Nebraska, where
it passed iu a southeasterly direction.
Chicago, Augut 4. A Tribune spe
cial from Macomb, Illinois, says a most
disastrous tornado, accompauied by
heavy rain, visited that town and the
country surrounding at half-past five
o'clock this evening, passing from north
west to southeast. It destroyed and up
rooted trees in its course; carried away
sidewalks, barns and small buildings;
unroofed tho laiKeMethodistchurch and
carried avay the steeple and the west
ba'f of that stiusture. Fisher Bros.'
foundry had the roof carried fifty yards.
A two story brick block, just completed
and owned by David Scott, was nearly
destroyed. Tho total loss is from fifteen
to twenty thousand dollars.
THE SANGAMON RIVER.
Sprinofield, III., August 2 Im
mense damage has been done by the de
luge in this immediate vicinity, even
greater than was supposed. The Sanga
mon river is higher than it has been for
many years, and still rising rapidly. It
now covers all the bottom lands, and is
from three to five miles wide. Thou
sands of acres of corn, which escaped
former floods end promised a good yield,
have been submerged, many fields being
covered with water the depth of eigbt
feet. Fences, bridges, grain in shocks
aud hsy have been swept away, and
some losses have been sustained by the
drowning of livestock. Nearly all the
crops on tbo lowlands are almost, if not
quite, totally destroyed.
Cincinnati, August 4 The water
from the river is invading the cellars on
Broadway, Sycamore, Main, Walnut
and Vine stree's, the depth varying
from a few inches to four or five feet.
Nearly all the cellars on the streets
mentioned, up ai far as Second street,
are flooded the water reaching them
through the sewers. The greatest dam
age is reported on Vine street, where
the water was not expected. In Mill
creek valley the flood hsa taken
away a portion of the till of the Dayton
Siiort Line railroad, but trains are still
running regularly. At the lower por
tion of Sixth street and near tbu mouth
of Mill creek, a number of houses have
from two to four feet of water in the
first floors. The water i3 also flowing
into the bed of Old White Water canal,
uuw occupied by the Indianapolis Cin
cinnati and Lafayette railroad track,
avd their Plum-stieet depot has several
inches of water on the first floor. The
river at six o'clock, hoi fifty-two feet
and a half water iu the chauneland was
siiii rising. It is thought the highest
point will be reached to-morrow.
THE MISSOURI AND MEBAMEO RIVERS.
Washinoton, Mo., Augu&t 2. The
Missouii river is higher here to-night
than has been iaown ince 1S41. There
arc thousands, of acres of corn under
water between here and til. Liuh, on
the line of tho Atlantic aud Pacitlc rail
road. The Merameo river is out of its
biuks also. Mr. A. Lankomper, of this
city, who owned an island of ono thou
sand aciea one mile below Washington,
. had six hundred aare of it in promising
i 'n. To-night only tha t&fwcla of com
in thfl guest laces on me imaiiu uuu
be eeen. 'Abe occupants of two of his
houses had fo move out to-day. The
lmmnse fields of bottom lands immedi
ately north of this city are all under
water, and people and ston ?are moving
to the shores for safety. Busa island,
two miles up the river, comprising near
ly forty rquare miles, with several habi
tations, is all overflowed, and fears are
entertained about the safety of the In
habitants. If the rains which fell Fri
day night and Saturday Iastiu the west
have not reached us, the worst has net
yet come. The railroad track and depot
here are about to succumb to tho flood.
losses in southern OHIO.
Cincinnati, August 4 A special
correspondent of the Commercial, who
is examining the effects of the flood m
southern Ohio, reports: "To-night hav
ing traveled from Portsmouth up tho
Scioto valley as far ai Piketon, 1 found
a continued scene of desolation along
the entire route. The Scioto river is still
li-iug, and is now spread over tho entire
vailey, the depth of water ranging from
five to thirty feet by actual count." Ho
reports tbree thousand acres of corn
gone, causing entire loss to the owners.
The crop promised an average yield of
sixty bu-bels to the acre. Tnis loss oc
curs In a territoiy of only sixteen miles
in length and lying in Scioto couuty.
These figures will probably be increased
by the entire destruction oi tho wheat
crop and most of the hay northwest
from the Scioto line. Devastation con
tinues prnoablyall the way to Colum
bus. Residents of the valley for fifty
years say that no similar destruction of
the crops by oveifl.w lias ever occurred
here before. The river ha3 been higher,
iout not at this season of the year. The
lns3 in this valley alone is estimated at
over one million five hundred thousand
Opinions or Hie Prfi.
Little Rock Gaztte.
The St. Louis Jlepublican saj s in tho
district extending from Kansas iu the
west, to central Ohio on the cast, with
St. Louis as a center, tho rains have
been uuparailed. "The deluge bepan in
May, and is not yetendei on the first ef
August. It has been rain, ram, rain,
with short intermissions, throughout
nearly the whole season from planting
to harvesting. In May and June the
showers wore accompanied with light
ning and thunder aud at times with
htgh winds; but through July theso con
comitants were wanting; it was simply
a streaming rain nearly every day and
night, and frequently twice or thiica
in the twenty-four houn, without any
attendant commotion in the upper air.
Farmers estimate that there has fallen
one heavy soaking rain a day en an av
erage from the first of June to the first
of August. The actuil rainfall by meas
urement, as furnished by the United
States signal office at St. Louis from the
fi'st of May to the first of August, was
19.35 inches." The average raiufill in
this region is, for & year, about twenty
New Orleans Picayune.
It begins to appear that the planters
of the Arkansas and, perhaps, tho upper
Mississippi bottom lands are in danger
of losing tho fruits of their labor just as
they have become tangible and assured.
The continued rains along the valleys of
the Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee and Cum
berland rivers, have precipitated into
the Mississippi above Memphis so vast a
volume of water that tbo Eudden rise
threatens a local inundation of very se
rious proportions. As low down as
Vicksburg, even, the influence of the
freshets is sensibly felt, and here at New
Orleans, it will be perceived, the river
has been forced up to within six feet of
the high-water mark of laaf year.
There can be no doubt that the prospect
for the bottom country, between Mem
phis and the Louisiana line, is emi
nently discouraging; the more so since
overflows at this advanced season of
the ysar involve a far greater loss of
property than in the spring. The
crops aro practically made now; the la
bor, material and money have been ex
pended, and almost the entire substance
and capital of the planter are at stake.
To be inundated under such circum
stances is to be ab?oIutely ruined. It is
to be overthrown after every nerve and
faculty and muscle have been exerted to
the last decree, and when the hope aud
power of recuperation are exhausted.
Should the forebodings of the Associated
Press man at Memphis be realized, the
Mississippi valley will sutler a calamity
more crusldng and irremediable than it
has ever experienced before a calamity
from which it would be we!I-nigh im
possible to recover.
If there be any comfort in tho homely
proverb that "misery loves company,"
those of us in Tennessee disposed to
complain of the untowardness of Old
Probabilities in our State, in the too free
dispensation of aqueous favors and con
sequent damage to crops hitherto prom
ising, can afford to exercise some philo
sophical patience when we contemplate
the far greater calamities which have
overtaken our brethren of the west For,
despito the excess of rain in our State,
and loss by sprouting of some wheat,
there was an unprecedented crop plant
ed, and a vast proportion of it saved and
housed and sold. Even at the worst,
there will be an enormous corn crop
raised in Tennessee and the south, ana
the present indications from the
west are that there will be a
demand for it reversing the old order
of things, and the south becoming
tho northwest's commissariat instead of
the northwest the south's. Here aud
there iu Tennessee, however, the rains
aud floods have been particularly disas
trous. This is noticeably the case along
the upper Cumberland,where acres upon
acres of corn, wheat and tobacco have
been utterly ruined. The greatest suffer
ers are the farmers who cultivate creek
and river bottom lands, subject to over
flow. In the country south of Teunes
eea, slrarga to relate, the greatest dam
age threatened is from drouth com
plaints reaching us from many portions
of Alabama and Georgia, of a distress
ing, and in some places alarming, scar
city of rain. Fine crops in those States
have already been lost for want of it.
Moody and Sankey sailed from Liv
erpool for America yesterday.
The steamship Suevia, from Ham
burg, arrived at New York yesterday.
The steamships Amerique and Cali
fornia, from New York, arrived at Lon
Hans Christian Anderson, the poet
and novelist, died at Copenhagen yes
terday, aged seventy.
Ihaac VaDandien, founder of the
Brooklyn Eagle, died at Poughkeepsie
yesterday, aged sixty-two.
One hundred thousand dollars in
specie has been recovered from the
wreck of the steamship Schiller.
Foster & Bros., carpet dealer?, of
Brooklyn, failed yesterday. Liabilities
two hundred and sixty-five thousand
The Western association of nail man
ufacturers met in Pittsburg, yesterday,
and fixed the prioe of nails at three dol
lars a card.
There w&3 a sharp debate in the house
of commons, in London, yesteiday,
about the supplementary estimates of
the two million dollars.
, A telegram from Montreal, Canada,
says evidences of reviving trade aie
given iu the movement of boats in the
James L. Harr has been appointed in.
terual revenue storekeeper for the fourth
district of 'Tennessee, and George O.
Butler, storekeeper for the first district.
Owing to the amount of drift-wood
in the river vesterdav, at Toledo, Ohio,
tho managers of the regatta decided that
it was dangerous o row, and they were
postponed until to-day and to-morrow.
A telegram from Detroit, Michigan,
savs tho barge Brady broke loose from
the tow of the propgiler Allegheny, on
Lake Erie, Sunday, and Is ouppcjed to
have been lest. The crew, five persons,
perished, The lirauy belonged at bagi
naw. Assistant Attorney-General Hiram B.
Steele, has been appointed by Governor
Kellogg judge of the superior court of
New Orleans, in place of Judge
Broughn, and Ex-Judge H. C. Dibble
was appointed assistant attorney-general.
Opinions or Leading Journals of the
Unfon upon Ihe Carcornnd labors
ofrthe ,ff)reat Commoner."
u Instructive Slelange A (ireat Chnr
nctcr for Honesty, JmegrHr and
labia death the country
bai lost a citizen whose example of suc
cefaful energy, rising above the greatest
difficulties to the highest station, should
bo an animating example to the youth
of Lie land, and a statesman whose vigor
of iutellct, public epirit and political
knowledge deiived from practice, would
have been of great service in the councils
of the nation.
' His death closes one of
the most remarkable careers in our po
litical historv, and one that future his
torians will find much to interest them
in. While, at 'his late day, much of the
animosity that led to his impeachment
has passed away ; yet tho belief is still
strong in the dishonest and unpatriotic
selfishness of his course as President,
and the country is still suffering under
the evils that wrought.
Kansas City Tnnes.l
A strong man, a brave and true patriot
and an honest public servant has fallen.
The story of his life is a noble lesson to
the children oi the poor aud a remark
able illustration of the effect of Ameri
can institutions in developing character
and rewarding merit wherever found.
He died with clean
hands and his record was a proud one.
The helpless orphan, the tailor's ap
prentice, made himself the head of the
great republic, and no stain rests upon
bin forty-five year3 of public service.
Coiumbia (S. C.) Union-Herald
In many respects Mr. Johnson filled
the popular idea of the typical Ameri
cana self-made man. Without early
education, social advantages or wealth,
he literally fought his way to the high
est statious in the gift of tho people.
With infirmities of temper and an ego
tism which resulted in a wonderful qb
stioacy, he yet retained the love of
friends and the respect of foes, for his
faults were not those of meanness or
treachery. History will accord to him
a high nlace among American states
men. The almost universal feeling will
be, as the people read of his death, that
we could have better spared a better
la one respect, nt lesst, Ex-President
Johnson was a model statesman. He
was honest. Whatever men have said
of him politically, no responsible man
ever called bis unflinching integrity in
question. He was in public life almost
half a century, yet no man can say that
he ever betrayed the confidence of his
friends by taking that which did not be
long to him. His character, in this re
spect, was so well understood, that he
was scarcply, if ever, approached by a
dishonest lobbyist with a corrupt propo
sition. This is one of the principal rea
sons why he was always so strong with
the masses. His personal integrity al
ways gave his political policy special
weight, aud thousands relied upon him
without giving questions much inves
tigation, knowing his personal incorrup
tibility. Lj-ncljburg Republican. I
Audrew Johnson was no ordinary
man. Born in poverty and obscurity,
without any educational or social ad
vantages; bound out in early life to
learn the trade of a tailor; removing
from North Carolina toTt-nnessee to be
gin his career, where he was a stranger
in a strange land; without friends or
money to bring liim into notice or push
liim forward in his ambitious career, he
yet, accomplished what few have been
able to attain by aid of all the adventi
tious advantages of birth, family influ
ence, education, friends and wealth.
The obstacles which seemed to rise up
before him to impede his progress on the
road to fame were such as to an ordinary
mind would hav-i seemed insurmount
able, but to Annrew Johnson they were
as wisps of straw to a giant. He sur
mounted them with the least apparent
effort, and rose rapidly through all the
grades of office member of tho legisla
ture and governor of Tennessee, con
gressman, United States senator and
Vice-President to the glittering pin
nacle of men's highest ambition in this
country, President of the United States.
To "speak no evil of the dead" is a
maxim more plausible than just; for it
is only by commending the good actions
of a man, or condemning his evil ones,
that his history can bo used to "point a
moral," or from which lessons may bo
drawn that will prove useful to others.
As virtue should ever be imitated and
commended, so vice and error should
ever be pensured and denounced. The
"good that men do lives after them" is
a truthful saying conceded by all. Un
fortunately, it is equally true that the
errors they commit are equally followed
by results. In many lespects the life of
Andrew Johnson was a useful one. In
its earlier stages, particulaily, it illus
trated tho benign influences of our insti
tutions, through which, without the
advantazes of an early education or the
aid of influential friends, he was enabled
to attain positions to which the most
highly educated aspired. Possessed of
an ir.domitable will, and with natural
abilities above the common mass, he
improved his opportunities to the ut
most; and in this respect his example is
oue which may well be imitated by the
youth of our country. No young man,
however inferior his station in. life, or
surrounded by poverty, need despair of
success, who will use, with his best
energies, as Mr. Johnson did, his God
Charleston News and Courier.!
A remarkable man, the last of the ex
Presidents of the Uni'ed States, has
gone to his rest. The career of Andrew
Johnson affords the most Btrikini? aud
conspicuous instance of the almost un
limited opportunities and possibilities
which the American system of govern
ment holds out to the humblest citizen,
if he chance to have the ambitiou to
grasp and the ability or the luck to band
them to his will. ' Time has done
justice to Andrew Johnson. The sober
second thought of the whole American
people approved the vote which acquit
ted him, and the courage and consist
ency of his course, seen through the
viwta of receding years, have won the
plaudits of many of those who once
clamordd loudest for his overthrow and
disgrace. It was only last winter that
Tennessee once more honored him with
tbf highest olllce within her gift; and as
the veterau statesman, emerging from
the retirement iu which he had passed
six years, appeared again, and for the
last time, iu the senate of the nation, the
v.jice of the people hailed bis coming
wbh hearty and ungrudging welcome.
Whatever his faults or mistakes might
have been, they recognized at last in the
Ex-President what has become all too
rare among political leaders in the3e
days of public plunder and corruption
an honest man.
Now Orleans Bulletin.
Andrew Johnson beldjged to the peo
ple, and understood their characters,
tastes and peculiarities thoroughly. He
was plain, earnest auu canoin in uis con
versations with them and in his speeches
before their assemblies. There was
nothing austere, repellant or haughty in
his manner, nor ornate and elaborate in
his language. He employed much of
the rough vernacular, and talked to his
neighbors in their own style and lan
guage. He was skilled in simplifying
and illustrating bis propositions, r.n I
brought them home to tho comprehen
sion of plain and illiterate men. For
this simple, natural, unadorned style he
was mainly indebted to the abaeiice of
book-learning! from his early education.
He spoke from memory and from in
stinct, and instead of drawing his lan
guage from dictionaries, he emoloyed
the vocabulary of the people. In the
eetimatiin of many able and distin
guished men he was one of tho most
powerful and effective political debaters
of his day. Among a peoplo whohiid
oratory in high repute, and wt o
were fcood judges of t-l. i'y, he
soon acquired great power. He always
made his canvass eearchim; and
horough, and tbot. ,ht nothine of
psrsonal hardships in condtt in
campaign. He was skillful aud i llici
ent as a legislator, faithful to the State
and obedient to her laws as a magis
trate, honorable and true as a citizen
and of exemplary moral rectitude in all
his tram actions. Though cipabla of
employing bitter epithets against op
ponents, he was kind, gentle and gmer
ous toward his neighbors. Whatever
political enemies be may have had, and
however much his course during the
war may hae disgusted and disappoint
ed the great majority of his fellow-citizens,
he was endeared to great numbers
by hia genial nature, his cordial man
ners, and his kindness of heart. He bad
to deal with opponents who were otten
vindictive, sometimes unscrupulous.and
occasionally malignant and savage, 'but
by ruling his temper he made theso faults
of his enemies react upon themselves.
He was essentially aself-made man. He
never attended a school of any kind for
a single day, taught himself to read and
acquired a good practical education
without help. He was equally eelf-re-liant
and persistent in all he undertook.
New Y ork World.
After passing through perils and
emergencies qnite unparalleled in the
personal experience of any other Amer
ican who has ever filled so high a place
in the public eye, Andrew Johnson yes
terday died in the bosom of his family,
upon the soil of the State which had al
ternately heaped upon him her highest
honors and devoted him to execration,
and assured, at-the last, of the respectful
sympathy and regret of men of all par
ties, in all sections of the country, which
he unquestionably loved with an antique
earnestness and pasion of patriotic de
votion. We have seen so much, during
the dismal years which have followed
the triumphant close of the great war
for the Uuion, of low personal aims in
lofty public places; so much of cynical
nepotism and of vulgar, shameless greed,
that little by little the recollection of
Andrew Johnson's unstained loyalty to
his own conceptions, such as they were,
of public duty, has softened the public
judgment of tbese conceptions, and )v.s
brought his uiuerest political antago
nists to kindlier thoughts of the man, of
his aims and of the work of bis longand
singularly checquered life.
Now that the north and the south, once
more united in a clearer comprehension
than over of each other's qualities, pur
poses and feelings, stand side by side at
his opening grave, it is possible for both
sections to see, and it is but simply just
and decent for both sections to say, that
this man, faithful according to his lights,
and fearless always by the law of his na
ture, dared to withstand the south when
ho believed the south to be pressing the
Union of the American States to its ruin,
and dared, too, to withstand the north
when he believed the north to be
making the reunion of the Ametican
States a delusion and a dieam.
In the last public position which he
lived to occupy, he had rao3t fully and
victoriously reclaimed this glory of his
earlier senatorial yeais. Elected to the
senate from Tennessee in December last,
after a protracted contest with the man
who for a time bad succteded, when tho
worst passions of tho war were at their
worst, in making Tennessee, not a bul
wark of the Union, but a battering-ram
of hot sectional passion against the
south, Andrew Johnson reappeared in
Washington just loag enough to lift his
voice with diguity and with fervor iu
behalf of tho local independence of the
States against a remorseless centraliza
tion, in behalf of honest government
against shameless public robuery, in be
half of the sovereign law against an au
dacious military usurpation. It is scarce
ly probable that during tho Lew conflict
over new issues, now beforo us, he could
have bettered the brave good work
wbich he last winter did for Louisiana
New York Herald.
The death of Andrew Johnson will
excite a feeling of universal sorrow. It
is the close of a romantic and extraor
dinary career. Only yesterday, and he
was preparing to enter upon the canvass
in Ohio, to take his part in the Demo
cratic movement to retain control of
that State. He had just returned to
public life after a contest of extreme
bitterness, in wbich he had been victo
rious over extraordinary obstacles. This
return to bim was not merely a victory,
but a vindication. It was the vindica
tion of Tennessee from the charges upon
which he had undergone trial as a crimi
nal, law-disdaining President. Even as
men go in our hurried life be wja a
young man. He at least might have
hoped to have served one or two terms
as senator, and to have taken part in
the canvass against Grant and Grant
ism, which we can well believe to have
been the darling aim of his life. Re
tiring from the Presidency six years
ago, amid the execrations of th9 part,
to whom he owed the office, and the
scarcely concealed contempt of the
Democrats, who did not deem him,
with all of his services, as worthy of
mention in their conventions, ho re
turned to the senate amid general re
spect and esteem. He was believed to
have earned the honor. The Democrats
felt ttjat he was entitled to the tardy
vindication; the Bepublicans rejoiced in
the opportunity of meeting a foeman
worthy of their steel. In a time of sus
picion and corruption Andrew Johnson
was known to be an honest man. Upon
his character even slander could leave
no stain. He was welcomed as a bold
and manly statesman who believed ho
was right, and thus believing dared all
opprobrium; as one who inleriteJtle
traits of Andrew Jackson, aud who, if
he had posses ed the tact as well as the
fortitude of his great prototype, might
have made as deep an impression upon
the country. Even as it is, he will be
remembered with the Jscksons of our
history a narrow, honest, brave, un
yielding and persistent leader, who
never allowed party allegiance to be
come party slavery, and who was gov
erned by no ambition but that of serv
ing his country with sincerity and cour
age. Andrew Johnson will be remembered
not only as an honest and a brave man,
but as one whose life is full of comfort to
the lowly and aspiring. His personal
career is one of the noblest in our his
tory, for it is the career of one who rose
from the lowliest beginnings to the first
station in the republic; who never feared
a re-ponslbility in the performance of
duty; who stood by the Union in its
darkest hours, and, when his voice was
more powerful than an army, ngrer
faltered in that devotion. Thatwss his
creed. In it he lived and died, leaving
behind him a name which, no matter
what criticism may say, his countrymen
will not soon let die.
Itlchm'nd (Va.) Enquirer
No more thoroughly representative
American than Andrew Johnson ever
lived. He was American in his powers,
his principlcu, bis passions aud his prej
udices. Though far from faultless, and
oftimes led astray by the defiant strate
gy f a stubborn will, yet no opponent
over doubted his courage or found him
aught else than a foeman worthy of his
steel. There was too
much of the unyielding in his disposi
tion. In hia determination to be no
man's man, he sometimes made ene
mies unneccessarily, and defeated his
own highest purpose. Then again he
had other weaknesses which marred
his usefulness and sapped his strength.
But take him for all in all, few from
such beginning! have attained so much.
While bis failures were human, bis suc
cesses were almost divine. With some
of the weakness with" which men fall,
he had much of the power by which
man masters man. The knell now
tolls. His career on earth is ended.
His voice no more will be heard in the
councils of tho nation. But his memory
will long be cherished by his many
friends; and even his enemies will for
get his faults when they remember the
gjod he accomplished and the ditliulties
he surmounted. To his ashes, peace.
Richmond (Va.) Whig. I
Andrew Johnson was undoubtedly a
man of masterly brain. And ho had a
sturdiness of nature, a self-assertion.and
an indomitable defiance of difficulties
that seldom Ml short of success.
Whether the southern people owed him
auy gratitude or not at the expiration of
his Presidential term, is a question which
will perhaps never be settled among
themselves. But he is dead, and it is
due to his memory to say that he de
serves fo be classed in history among the
great men of this country.
Buffalo, August 4 The races are
postponed until to-morrow.
London, August 4 The race for the
Brightou cup was won by Marie Stuart,
Louise Victoria second, Kaiser third.
Saratoga, August 4. Tho race for
two-year olds, three-quarters of a mile,
purse $1000, was won by Parolo, with
Adelaide second and Sultana third.
The second race for the sequel stakes,
for three-year olds, two miles, was won
by Viator; Harney second, Vagabond
third, Paul Pry fourth. Time, 3:43J.
Eutherford won the third race, three
miles, in 5:3S.
Poughkeepsie, August 4. The first
summer meeting of the Hudson River
driving park association opened to-day.
In the 2:38 class there were twenty
nine entries. As it was considered dan
gerous to start so many horses at one
time they were divided into two classes,
A and B. Each purse forSI500 The
class A race was won by St. Julien,
Great Eistern second, Dan Bryant
third, and Lady Goodwin fourth; time
2 :30, 2 :30, 2 :26, 2 :30J. Great Eastern
won the first heat.
Class B race was won by Briston in
three straight heats, Proctor second,
Amelia D third, and Tom Moore fourth;
time, 2:32, 2:32, 2:23.
The race for the 2:24 class for a purse
of $4000, was postponed until to-morrow,
Joker having won the first heat,
and Clementine thelast two; time 2:2",
Tlio National Edarntlonal Association
lf oceedliiKS Testerdny.
Minneapolis, August 4 The sec
ond day's session of the National Educa
tional association to-day was attended
by nearly one thousand persons. After
the formal opening of the session, Dr.
Tappan, of Ohio, read the essay,
"Families, Past aud Present," by Prof.
Filmert, professor of pedagogues, of
Klansenburg university, Austria. A
paper upon caste in education, prepared
by A. P. Warble, of Massachusetts, was
also read by Prof. Kessel, of Chicago.
Miss Grace C. Bibb, of the St. Louis
noimal school, was then introduced,
and for an hour she held the audience
spell-bound by the essay upon "The
Relation of Art to Education." Prof.
Buchanan, of Louisville, Kentucky,
then read his essay upon "Full Orbed
Education," which, by many, was pro
nounced to be the finest paper thus far
red before the association. The con
vention then adjourned until the after
noon session of the department, which
will close early in order to admit of a
general excursion to Minnehaha Falls.
The several department of the Na
tional educational association met in the
afternoon. Prof. J. L. Pickard's paper
upoj ''What shall wedo with our Boys?"
occupying the attention of the primary
department. Lieutenant Schenck, of
Iowa, read before the department of
higher education an essay entitled "Mil
itary Science and Teachers iu our Uni
versities and Colleges," the points of
which, in the discussion which followed,
sustained by Dr Reed; Prof. Roiiins,
Lieutenant Coleman, Prof. Clafip, Prof.
Sawyer, and others, were ably opposed by
Prof. Campbell, of the Minnesota Slo e
university, in the normal section. The
best method of teaching in practice les
sons was discussed by Messrs. Allen, of
Illiuoie, Albee, of Wisconsin, Phelps, of
Minnesota, and Messrs. Lathrop, of Cin
cinnati, but the decision was cut short
by a proposed expedition, in force, to
the falls of Minnehaha. At four o'clock
the members of the convention took a
special train, and visited tho falls, re
turning to the city at about six o'clock.
Montgomery, August 4 Returns
come in slowly, but enough is known to
render it reasonably certain that there
will be a majority of ten thousand for
the constitutional convention. Datus
E. Coon, who issued an address to the
people favoring Congressman White's
force bill, received but seven votes in
his own city out of twenty-four hun
dred polled, eighteen hundred of which
were Republican. Many leading Re
publicans supported the call for a con
stitutional convention, and several Re
publican counties have given majorities
San Francisco, August 4. A few
days ago an investigation, by the Cen
tral Pacific railroad authorities, of the
defalcation of Woodruff, alias Moller,
was completed. The amount is one
million dollars. The company will suc
ceed in repairing its loss on account of
Woodruff's investments, which kept
pace with his high living. He has not
been delivered to the authorities of the
law, and it is believed that he left for
China on the last steamer. An officer
of the company to-day admitted that he
had been released on parole, aud was
not to quit this jurisdiction until he re
ceived permission from the railroad
authorities. The Bulletin ot this even
ing says, editorially, that "hia offenses
are of no ordinary character. Bigamy,
embezzlement aud forgery have been
charged him, and if the facts should turn
out that this man is beyond the reach of
the California penal laws, the people of
this State will hold the ditectcrs of the
company responsible for this outrage
&nolner Able hpeecb by Dlnraeli.
London, August 4. The annual ban
quet given by the Lord-Mayor of Lon
don to her Majesty's ministers took
place to-night. Disraeli responding to
the toast to the government, declared
that the country was prosperous and the
people content. Alluding to foreign a'
fitirs, he said peace prevailed. In his
opinion it would continue to prevail.
The foreign relations of Great Britain
were scrutinized. He believed that it
would be found that they bad been con
ducted with prudence and firmness.
The colonial empire would be developed
and consolidated. Its interests and
sympathies ought to be assimilated
with those of the mother country, and
ultimately the colonies would prove a
source not of weakness, but of strength
acd splendor. Reviewing the work of
the present session of parliament, he
adverted at some length to the incident
of the shipping bill. Ho said that in
proposing a tew measure, the govern
ment had been assisted, not coerced, by
public opinion. In conclusion, he re
peated the opinion which he once be
fore declared here, that tho peoplo of
Great Britain were better off than the
nobility of other countries. Tho speech
was received with enthusiastic cheers.
Other members of the cabinet spoke in
a similar strain.
TILE O'CONNELL CENTENNIAL,
Programme far tho Observasce in Dub
linAn Iintaeno nliltnde
People Exp?ct(l to Var
tfcipste. Partisan Jfalonsles nxd RIigi&9 Ilffi
otrits iVIiat MIhM n ad Liad
lug Liberals Tkiutt it boat it
New York, Auzost, 4. T Ue Horshi'a
London special say: "Yesterday the
Fenian Amnesty association cf Dublin is
sued a proclamation caiiiug on Irishmen
to assemble by thousar -is tojitn in the
O'Connell centeunary procession. At
the end of the line th-y p-ve resolved to
carry banners inscribed 'it. aiemt r be
Political Prisoners,' 'Gl Hva ire
land.' At the close of tie inarch they
will assemble around tho O'Connell
monument and rect ixrd Kazan's
address to the people. Icie believed that
Hagan will notdtiivertheoralion unless
assured of compute order. AH public
houses are to be elo-ed during the day.
Four thousaod troops are quartered in
different sections of Dublin. Cardinal
Cullcn i-sued a pastoral enj'dnirg strict
temperance by his people. Culle-: does
not fear auy ditll julty."
A London dispatch this evenir.usaya
that ten thousatd persons arrived in
Dublin yesterday to attend the O'Con
London, August i. The O'Connell
centennary demonstration is assuming
an unexpected political and diplomatic
significance, embarrassing to Literals,
Home Rulers and the government.
The lord mayor of Djblin, eupposed to
be at the intig"ation of the wily Cardinal
Culien, a pure churchman, caring noth
ing for the memory of O'Connell, has
given the affair an Ultramontane oh-irac-ter,
offensive alike to Irish aud English
Liberals, the Protestaut noblemen, Hmo
Rulers and Fenians. Tne invitations
were mainly extended to Catholic lay
men and btehopi of England, France
and Germany, which has drawn an in
dignant protest from an Irish peer, who
claims that the lord mayor is unauthor
ized to US9 his office for a purely Catho
lic purpose. Cardinal Culien is known
to be an enemy to home-rule, aud he
hopes thus to divide and destroy that
party. The Home Rulers and Fenians
will probably have independent celebra
tions in honor of ths liberation. They
cannot co-operate in an Ultramontane
movement without endangering the
Liberals' alliance and alienating tho
Protestants who sympathize with home
rule principles. Men like Butt, Sulli
van, Maccarthy and Djwning deplore
the character given to the affair, and
fear they will, iu consequence, lose
the support of English Liberals and Irish
Protestants in Dublin. The lcrd
mayor is considered impolitic i"
resolving to propose the Pope's health
before that of the Q ieen. Euglishmen
generally would co-operate in a proper
demonstration in honor of the liberator,
whom they admire as a friend of civh
and religious liberty and parliamentary
reform, but they will not "stand Ultra
montauism or an insult 1 1 the Queen.
Sir Henry Jame, Sir William Har
court, and other advanced Liberals, sor
rowfully oppose the demonstration, as
admirers of O'Conneli's career. They
do not want an identification with an
Disraeli and Gladstone are rather reii
cent. It is believed Disraeli would cheer
fully Join iu proper tribute, to the lib
erator, and Gladstone would accept an
invitation and deliver a eulogy, bin hp,
having sided with DDliingr, mmt c u
siatently condemn the Ultramontane
coloring given he approaching demon
stration. Besides L. believes Cardinals
Culien aud Manning, and cth r astute
Catholics, have contrived this demon
stration purposely to make trouble wilh
Germany, while cousuii iating Catholic
Lord Deiby believes the feeling on the
continent favors holding the govern
ments responsible for all occurring un
der their jurisdiction. If the G. rman
bishops introductd their internal lities
in their Irish speeches, it wculd -ause
bad feelmg between the Germnn -nd
English papers, and possibly reriut in
difficulty with Bismarck.
The Marquis of Hartingtoa tA-vi an
orthodox liberal position, ani i-beves
that not in Ireland herself is the libera
tor's memory more re-pected than
among the old English Whig families,
Lecause he was tho friend of civil and
religious liberty everywhere. The cry
of the Whigs and Liberal has always
been tiiat the liberator assisted the Erg
Earl Russell says he has great respect
for the memory of O'Connell, but he
cannot sanction ultramoutanism.
The mass of tha Irish applaud tho
lord mayor's action, aud the English
press almost unanimously deplore the
Dublin lord mayor making a religious
instead of a national affair of the cele
bration. The Examiner says whoever is the
friend of the pope and the enemy of
Germany is welcomed by the lord
mayor. The original legitimate purpose
of the centennial has been lost. It be
lieves the nearly accomplished alliance
of the Irish Catholics and the English
Protestants is now impossible.
Tho Telegraph says no loyal Irish
Catholic can take part where the sover
eign ia denied the first place.
, ST. VAVi,.
The Norlliern I'nclllc KnllroH4 Severely
CoKleitniKl Ilie Coionei'ji Jury
Is Suilnlned Th Knllroaa
St. Paul, Minn., August 4. A com
mittee of railroad experts, consisting of
T. R. Delano, C. A. F. Morris, J. S. Sea
well and J. W. Biahop, all civil engi
neers and railroad and bridge-builders,
after an examination of the wreck of
the-Northern Pacific railroad bridge at
Brainard, have cofte to aa entirely dif
ferent conclusion from that of the coro
ner's jury, which, after hearing the evi
dence of several parties familiar with
the bridge, severely condemned the
company. The committee say : "We fled
nothing in the appearance of the debris
of the wrecked -pan to justify us in at
tributing the wreck to defective or im
proper materials or workmanship, or
design in original construction, to want
of proper attention and repairs, since it
was built. We find the esdt truss yet iu
place, and in gcod and Safe- couo'liou.
This truss was constructed at the same
time as the others were, aud we are in
formed that it has received the same
care and attention from the officers of
the road, if we may judge y the condi
tion of the other trusses. From cur ex
amination of this one, we think it could
not have been broken by weight of any
ordinary train. While we find ourselves
unable to definitely describe the manner
of the wreck, we are unanimously of the
opinion that it was caused byome acci
dent to one of the Hit cars loaded with
rails crossing the bridge at the time, by
which part of a car or rail became en
tangled in the truss, tuereoy aispiacmg
some of the timber nearly or immediate
ly over the west channel pier."
General Cassius M. Clay has been in
terviewed on political matters. The
Schurz dinner men and the Adams men,
hethinks.can no more reproduce the Cin
cinnati movement than they can leani
rnate the heroes of 1776; and the De
mocracy cannot afford t trust men who
Lave once broken fai'h. He favors
as the nominee for IS76 a straight-out
Democrat Bayard, Tramhull, Allen or
Hendricks and would have a southern
man on the ticket for Vice-PresWent.
WEATHERFOKD la this elty, on n..
morning or the 4th lost.. In the tw. uu
seventh yearot ber -"oi'UlA A., w fe .
Csptaln O. K W4tbTlortl.
Friends aol acuuainlaneee ot the family are
r.peetfally luvlted to at'end the funeral,
from the residence. No. 11 Bradford street. tb
(THURSDAY) afternoos at half-past ti.r.-.
o'olotfe. Services at the Ftnt Mttho.'1-.t
("hurra, by Rev. Dr. Samtt. at fear o'clock.
Carriages In attendance at tbe honw una
OALUNA -At his Tf sldene, on the morn
Iok of tne Hh intU, Felix Uaiu.sa, n"'
Krtcn 's an-1 acquaintances or tbe fam ..
and oi lils brother Charley, are ro; eofa: v
Invited to attend the funeral (rem hi n-.
desce, corner DeHoto and Union street ii:;
lTill71iSI O) morning at half-past n.o
o'r rrk Nervloea at t-t. I'at::ck' t lion li
r p;t" : at Cnon-'y A Brc's.
IUVK- Tlii dentil t.f John O. Kiv .-.
trom:uvut j unior, in hi thlity-elghth ai,
occurred at tils i.luntai an. In Arkansj-.
Hid 31st ult- and his remains were Interred ii:
I ii wood City of the Dwul-Suuday last.
hearfil nncer parental guidance t habi o
labotloni apt iicallon, lie deH red the chm -acterof
the model planter. aud the staiilin
excellence ot the honest and honored eif,zn.
This the golden legacy bequeathed to the ib
ot his bowim, Miniiing In her heart the im
age of an lilmalr.) is worship and t ihr
mother that gave h'M blah mouruli. ; 'Ho
loMOf thtalhe lt or Her children, the 1. m
ory of an rarawt, well spent lile, full ol .. I
deeds, and toule and h gu resolves. This w.l.
speaK peace to tlie i. iuk burdened vsal -!
the vcune and tender v,i(p an.i be a balm t ti
heart gauged with a pt'echless woe. a ud ran
ro, In ihis coin"ntat!ng mercies of a Him i
deneewutC'i never errs, the uged mo li-r-i i
heeveniDgot u r days, life's miu fai-t di e, u
lng to its pmmml go den wt, when the J
of her children la'ls away from her path and
fades from her prepuce e permitted the
vision of It receding rays, gilded with the
memory of the lost aud the love of her chil
dren's children. H.
"W. Z. SSiTCHSLL'S "
Jio. SOS T&Ird Street.
Sn m yn or S8 ossion
rpHE stated commnnication of Leila r
JL fentt Lodge, No.29, will be held thi VV
(THURSDAY) evening. Aug-ist 5!h, at sV
o clock, for dispatch or business.
All M.M.'s are fraternally invited.
By order. A. t DAVIS, W. M.
A. .S M y ers. Secretary.
X. 0-CS-. "27.
PRIDE OF JIKMPHIS LODOK NO. 'iffi
meets at their hall. !l Second
third floor, this ('!!( KSDVY) evening at i
o'clock. All members are requested to attend.
By order of the W. C. T.
W. A. HILL. Jk.
Societa di Uulono cFratellanza Italiann
?irlLL hold their regnlar meeting tin
VV (THURSDAY) evening, August atti, at
8 o'clock bharp, at No. 2K Secmd street.
A lull attendance is de-ired as business uf
importance will be transacted.
By order of A. B. VACCARO, Bres t.
I. D. Canale, Secretary.
WANTED BY THE
llAHSATTAS LIFE IKS, SO,
OF NEW YORIC,
An Agent for Memphis and Ticlnltj.
Apply to 21. ti. JUIAir, Otn'l Ag't,
au5 First National Bark.
Masonic Temple of Mexnpliis
rj'II''' ; tnckholders of the Ma 0111c Tempi"- t
i Mcnij-his, :re reue-ted t meet on .1 t. -DAY,
August 1Mb, ul s o'clock p.m., at 1 n-tgi -room
Odd rellowo' Building), an business of
Importance to the association will ba pre
sented at this meeting. A full and prompt at
tendance is specially desired.
By order of the Board.
il. U. HIU BEE, President.
A. J. Wheeler, Hecretary. auo
XISS -OXjJJTL lOlffu
rpBE Arm of Wallace& Gibson was dlsso a
JL by mrtual consent on tbe 10th day of Ju v
lh,o, S. H. Gibson having sold his entire inter
est to It. 1). Wallace, who ansumeaall .tabm
t ts, and Is alone anthorlzeu to collect out
standing accounts due said arm.
R. D. WALLACE.
Aujust t, 1S75. 8. H. UIBaON.
35. D. WALLiCE & CO ,
(Successors to Wa'Iace&Uiteon),
Carriage, Biicnlf, Norlns: and Faim
V.niionK, tottun Sl I'r.nnet, tot
t,ii TrncUw, tic,
I03. 3S7 and 389 Second St.,
Bet. Oayoso and Beale, MEMPHIS, tenn.
b'OUfHKR IIW3I8 JHi,
VH all 19 N. Csarfcn Street,
IloarrflnstA: Oar f.clint.1 Jr Vhw I.iwllei
Mr. A Mrs. Wiboa M. Cr .
i'KI.NCir am General Joto fBgram.
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