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MEMPHIS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1875.
VOX, 85. Mu"sa4
i c: Tday cf cotton and gold: iVew
'-rb cofon, 13 l-Vic; Memphis, 12tc
.Aco J or:, yofd, 115 Memphis, 114.
Wabuisotosi, December 2, 1 aja.
jr tnncic ana uuo valley, up-
P' ' Izkza, upper Mississippi and lower
JJ.szourt vallcyt, Jailing barometer,
southeast lo northeast winds, warmer,
7-aify c'oudy and hazy weather, pre'
ceding the storm center.
The Prince of Wales has arrived at
Cc; bo, Ceylon.
lbs Ohio State dental society
Mv'on at Cleveland.
Tea Missouri BUte board of airlcul
lure tact in St Louis yuoterday.
Pauline Virginle de Jazet, the cele-
trati-aa ".rea. died in I'arlB yesterday.
Prince G rfchakcfflnd an interview
with Uiaperor William at Deilln yesterday.
ict steamer mil taheriaan was
Lurr J cn L&lceKrle yesterday . No lives lost-
Two plight shocks of earthquake were
fcU at Keene, New Hampshire, yesterday
The homeopathic physicians of Ten
ner.ec-orKinIced estate society In Nathvllle
Jamei Llndaey, a prominent citizen
of Nashville, put a ballet In bis brain at that
i bo Sherman bouse, at Mason City,
ll'.lcc.:, was burned yesterday. Loss twelve
A fast evening mail service between
tw vorfe and St Louis was Inaugurated In
A New York telegram announces the
failure of the hair and fancy goods Arm of
jud mompson a to.
large number of additional remov
.Ik of the clerical forceof the Interior depart-
- "".wwiuum trwuiUKWU CniCIUkV.
A .sew uriens telegram announces
mo suspension or toe mnk or American that
cjij, ana win go mio liquidation at oace.
A Chicago dispatch yesterday reported
wenator iyjjan'g conditio., lomewhat im
proves, Da', mat bo is t in a critical condl
Tno nations! grange installed officers
In LouhvIUe last night, and also adopted a
jmNuuuu iu uujourn hi iwhtq o ojocic lo-
internal-Revenue-Collector T. TfT.
JIunn.of tbo southern district of Illinois, TraS
rresWid under charges ol fraud to Chicago
intelligence from Spain states that
the authorities had closed the Protmtant
u ;c j , nuu cs pciita me pastor and school
faul MJcheloff, an engineer commis-
tioaea oy r.u sla lo examine the boplsvllle
caai, arrived there yesterday and will com-
-uicucc iuu invesugauon to-Uay.
John Mack, an engineer on the Ohio
and MIss.es: ml railroad, irasmn nnnmi in.
tan'Jy kK.ed wh le at work ender hts unclno
yesterday, at Jloore's Hill atallon.
John Scannell, charged witn murder
lu Johnron nool-roem in Xw Ynrk. fr.
years go. and acquitted on the ground of in-
.. yj iiu rau cumrniueu lo tne Ullca
A '.:ni'-n disratcli sava th.nt. fho tclfo
I pi Hon. llu,jh C' lldere was found dead In her
bed at her husband's reslii
jnirnln, a bottle of chlorolorm was found
I fcs.ue UCT.
The ftoamer Eunuvaido was cut down
i iu oy ice on tne Huaron river yesler-
wj win uiiiK, wiucu eleven persons were
I i . . ' ww"
unj.neOi UM1I OI vuoin !lf'inw1 tn tha -hut
I wo uuau
A dispatch from Kingston. Jamnlna.
of the twenty-third ultimo, says that allln-
Ij.j ciiipiujcuuD iuejonsini spnnsr estate,
txcr.dd fln of Ins chtlilrpn In a nr. nt m.
rews was received vootfinlav In
i asnir.gtrn or the death In China of Hon.
.. - W J M
iiJtEjauin I". Avery, American minister to
iir ,i ,:y:;.7"- J
The pub'ic debt ttatement shows a d.
creasedurlne November or $130,078: coin bal-
vv,k.v,wi,v(u, currency uaiance. ci-JUH.yia:
S rW " 1 1 lUr.tll Vs tV. " ' . . ,
fcaUa cf de.nos.t, r2,610,f00.
Paul Michael. Of Co a Pen en r. pnmmU.
Mloned by the KuBsUn government to examine
t'lonsof North America, Is in Cincinnati.
. a ,T. I . 1 " tin nnnn , . .... . .. ... in. . '
;iau renonon tue norm ana water rnmnnni.
f wiun l stem Ul UU1U.
According to cable dispatches received
fjj i n rautoi rpaniaras misew Tors:, there-
icnircc nktructlon ol the Spanish cabinet
gnipiici ine appointment of GeneralJovellar
f f;"ve Oeneral Vnlmatda Jrom command
A Berl'n dispatch reDorts that Anstrln.
unuuuraro or me Curonean canltalu a.
IirajS-HCl reforms tn he recommenriMt in lhA
PSi an, t-ussla will reply on the return of
I ..uwu'jtwcunKon to at. rtlertbnrz.
AMw iork telee-ram sava lhir. In
tosncctinn with the
KJWlnS ClOTClV the ttndliw nnt rr Amo.1n
lot c:t fa" rlct to Kni!lnnrl. Ih. mntl lnt.,.u.
ic.ijio ui iie nas oeen an lmiortant
-u.u.wu. u Auiuicau rioDoas 10 England.
luBiiuuuan iin atsavs thprn i r.
an ts believe that the disabled Frenrh sWn.
Ir Araetiqno has been sen ntr ih. Hoiiiir
I ir her n Sunday from Dovonport, bnt It la
ot yet fcnown whether she succeeded In nnd-
A dispatch from Harrod'hurc. Kpn-
lacky. savs thatn imnd inrv fitu iif.cn im.
tannciiea there to Indict parties lor Belling
l.u-ju.wu "iiinini u uu tno t-iacinuau aou
out-ern railway, the same liavlnir lneitxi
isuHnas 10 aeecs OI violence anil Mrw1vhw1
iu noverai occasions.
The stockholders of theBaltimnro inH
luthern Rteim trnnsnnrtnttnn
live resolved to I urn over the property to the
r" .uu wiiKiuvi tue cieaiiors. Tne
l-enty thousand dollars. The steamers will
til UIOUOCNIH Saia In. Ori nnf ImnrlrMl nn.l
- run &a ut-uai.
i lhe total value of silk manufantnrpq
Inied atXew Vork In November was EW3.3S0,
,d-i,1.Ii?etb.,Bfln,t J"ly. 10,H0.3.J, against
u j,i.jnuu s.u,i7i iu, ior ine cnrrdsriouding
rvqi..,c nmrc JUIV IKI ftZlf IlSlPK T1AVA
lea received, an Increase of 23 ner HmLnwr
IThe IsatlonRl committee of indn.
Inicnce, lncluilnc delegates from mnnv of
u Kiauiiv3ui ine noriawehiern state, met in
I -ni;j jtiuy anernoon, ana eneciea a
fnporao organlratlon. The committee pro-
to take ulepi toward nominatlEc an In.
sdent candldato whom the crancers will
i port for next President.
Oeneral Bsbcock vesterdav mnrninp
i-eneu a telegram irom ihstrlct-Attornev
In yesterday demaiidlnz a hearing be'ore a.
i,uti7ifc. isjm i. in answer 10 one Rent nv
tin, i-.h.iuk luHi me eviuence in the Avery
3 una D?en cl'sed, and the next ease In-
ca thfloneetlonof confnlraer wuiwt fnr
mi c;u'uui uccexnucr.
IV Ph'Iadelphia dlsratch. vesterdav.
I s U:nl the iroa-clads at League Island ready
l;l:e vessels which are to accompany them
1 km nm jctcuMiiurmirinnrninp in mw
n.n. me neeiwiii consis ot nine or
vetilfl, atnrne them the Powhatan. Tal-
LK.-., aiiiunce Aien. uuron. uisnainii-
Ie Cuban General Singlnite has
lit & Hranlsh force of threa hundred nin
cr Co ojoj Camplllo. at the Intersection or
lof the utr.'.n and the road leadlne to Re.
1 mum turnpike runntnc tnroucn iDecen-
lint. A uecoymg-iorce 01 rnarpwiooters
. dcrl::y;d to lead them Into an ambush,
i n they were attacked by tbe main bodr
. . - -
V E. WilMn, ot Louieville, appolnfed
r-crr-:ary KrJUow to succeed Avery, late
K cleih cf the treasury department, is
y law-rarner orueuerslJobn il. Harlan:
ly: uni; inu. twenty-four years or age, and
e fcpsiar in uat city, lie enterea tne
lo cl u:neral Harlan immediately suo-
sllrs tbe appointment of General Hrlstow
Llfretl J S.ratton. secretary of the
l-a'.'O rul Illinois River railroad company.
! a r i.on in Danamptcy in cnicaso ves
I11 luU-.UcI b.ld company. The totil
L-st.it tip nt-out o.je million and a
ld:I. an Theanseu coulit 01 a claim of
lit 'u--ity thousand dollars from tbe Pe-
l:t:er.-.Jbed. ncnt o! way. tie. Iron and
1 .. j .j . 1 n viv v t . iu iiui-u buiuiwij
Bici cl the company.
lie c," r of the superintendert of
; pr"-trg fbovs that the total costof
l!lr-, t n.l ni; lituographlng. etc, tor the
ln:-;irt ir ho year ending beplcmber
lliS w5 S) VjO 42.J. 3 he congressional rec-
icc-.t r:iJ additional. Nearly all the
za CT2z--e3 by the last congren, Iscom-
J it:jeure now twelve hundred em-
1 n ti I2e cepsrtment-, with a psy-roll
r.'CJ r-r mon'h. The compodtors get
f c, n:a pero-e thousand emu, or lour dol-
ie Ir.-.i lature ot Virginia met in
yccrday. The governor message
latrje 'ect:pts, ior tue year ending Hep
it r .: 13 be ,6IJ.U.O; dUbarscmcnta,
a. La-ance on hand. Sis.UOQ; lnteret
C3t3 la e debt, fl,II7UO: annual ag-
izs Iz'.em o the Stale dent snd other
;::3 ri.t-3l hhowlnc a deficit of over
lot- tie provided for. The governor de-
z at v irclrla cannot Dostlbl v ever nav
lrcrt:-3 of the rubllc debt which has
pjlsnc-J to Wet Virginia.
Icr mmirslonriH f tbe District of
ti-.L.a lzxs brought lult agelnit Ex-
i'ZKT Jt-.n:c Mhgruder.oi the board of
IffwcrtaaJ bis sureties, claiming fifty
a d dct'an danagei. The declaration
t t .at lo- neen million mi hundred
3- !.-. -cn thoosand four hundred and
lecelvel and lu part CU
1 ; 'lz$r der, but 1 hat he bas refuted
1 r unt a requlied. The ctf e
s-c! go -u tne mil raieuuar imtii tne
l.ar t- ic, and it 1 not probable that It
ie invu Usui un lui ui mis.
Meeting Last Jiigkt Reports of Officers
for the Month of Xorcmber The
Credits of Fifteen per cent, to the Police
and Firemen "o More Scrip to be
Issued Mayor's Vetoes.
Board of Health Report for the Month
Oar Financial Condition Bal
IIOABD OF AX.IKlt.HSr.
Six members answered to their namc-3
yesterday evening at seven o'clock, at a
The nonthly reports of city officers
were read and received. These reports
will be found in full in the co'inoM pro
ceedings. The mayor rcqlto ted h joint session of
me board anu council, ana trie aider-
men adjourned to the council chamber,
where they heard the reading of two
thort messages from the mayor, and
then returned to their hall.
Requisitions from the engineer, the
hospital physician, and the cbief tf the
nre department were allowed.
A committee Was appointed to confer
witn b, i. lieei, regarding a compro
mise with him of the tax-claim against
his property In the ninth ward, for 1874.
Tnomas Brennan's petition for pay as
keeper of Market square during the
month of June last, was once more re-
I fHl. U ..111 . 1 i 1
i I I .1 .1 II .hi . ..... .11.1 . .ui r u... .r . Ill . T 'I u
they Baw no reason why Mr. Bethel
should be Riven any preference in the
settlement of his claims against the city,
out or which claim be propose:, to give
four thousand dollars to the poor of the
city. The judgment, line all olliers, is
to be paid when the city has the money
to pay. iteport aaopteu.
Tne ordinance taxlnsr retail grocers
fifty dollars was amended so as to tax
only tboea who retail liquors.
An ordinance taxing persons engaged
in dealing m cotton twenty-nve dollars,
except those wno nave licenses as mer
chant, was passed,
Tde committee on acsounis recom
mended the payment of audited as
counts amounting to $20,057 35. Report
A motion to rent a stall in the market-
house to a coffee-Beller was. discussed at
considerable length, and a motion to de
fer action, so that the aldermen could
read the markelhouse ordinance, was
made and lost: alter wnicn tne recom
menuation to rent tec stau was rejected
The bill of .3tes & JMiett, ror services
in defending the city in the Foley In
junction case, was referred to the police
and nre comnalstloners lor information.
The salary of the foreman of the
street carpenters was increased to one
hundred dollars per month.
a petition from me trustees or me
Union Presbyterian church, for dividing
the tax on Robertson Topp's Beale
street property, so that the taxes can be
paid on tne lot purchased oy said trus
tees, was referred to the mayor and city
attorney, with power to act.
.Bins or tne assessors appointed oy me
county court were presented and al
W. A. BIckford was granted permis
sion to repair roof of frame house and
erect a irame stable.
The action of the council on the Bet
tia petition was non-concurred in.
Tho seraeant-at-arms wae instructed
to order the repairing of pavements on
Mam street, between ueale and Treze
Property-owners in various parts of
the city were ordered to put down new
pavements or repair old ones. Ber
geant-at-ArmB Drocscher will Imme
diately interview the parties who are to
pave or repair.
.Members of the police and lire depart
menis are to have a ciedit of fifteen per
cent, on their pay from April to JNovem
ber for their losses on serin.
Adjourned to next Tuesday evening at
naif-past seven o'ciock.
The common council met in the citv
nan at seven o'ciock last night. Presi
dent Zent in the chair and the following
members preEent: uounclimen Kelly,
Hewitt, Elder, Green, Tutber, Clouston
ilored, uonerty, carpenter, Moons.
chran, Grant, Moon (colored), and
The minutes of the live .November
meeting; were adopted as read,
lit id w we give tbe synopsis of the
monthly reports of officers for the
month of November, the same being re
ceived and adopted:
Receipts, disbursements and appropriations
ior tne moutn or November, and for the
current year ot 100;
Nevember. To date.
Real estate taxes, gen.purOUJ22 72 5171,081 OS
neat estate taxes, interest w,ui 45 tb,isz 1
ueai estate tax, man pay g.
Real estate tax. Miss. K. K.
Heal estate tai.reim'g p'v'g
Prl vllegen,poUce & nre fu'd.
Fines and lorlelt'i.een. nur.
Markethouses, for gen. pur.
MlcTouBlsources, gen. pur.
Wharfascwharf aud laad'c
F. C Bchaner. merch't's tax
Ulnklng fund tax (paid In
-164,895 26 S10?,G76 09
Approprl'ns and ledg. bal..t61,372 90 t333,026 39
mils pyni 3Si 33
Judgments obtalned 1,436 69
T. i' Brown
. f67,676 31 145912 15
Monin cur. Year BaL un
to date, appro'p'd.
S 66,959 35 S 9,135 C3
45,064 54 7,115 46
15,903 65 8,959 35
1394 49 l,Cai 51
21.U70 50 10,129 50
20,032 70 4,967 30
9-3 26 2,011 24
593 W 4(6 10
8.6S6 25 6.952 15
18,441 41 89 278 59
Police depart 3 4.547 CS
Flrodepartm't- 4MS Si
City Hospital 199 94
Hoard otllenlih 1m 52
Lights Clamps. ;u
alary account. 2,495 C2
PrlnVg account 116 74
Expanse accot 262 5$
Pub. lmprovTa. 3,656 S3
Pub. Bauares. 57 50
8 000 71
MarkethouM 333 50
Nulrances SU 00
Contluge't fund 302 00
Total falJIl 11
$1859 97 8164,177 48
Re Dec tf ally submitted.
JAJltB A. JNEWBOM,
Board of Health. Total deaths 80. of
which 50 were whites and 30 blaoks. The
board ot health calls attention of tbe gen
eral council to the dangerous condition
of a building on the corner or Second and
North Court streets, belonging to John
Overton. He has been three times
c fflcially notified of the danger un
suspecting citizens incur while passing
mat corner, anu yet strangely neglects
it. Respectfully submitted.
RICHARD H. TAYLOR, M. D
Secretary Board ol Health.
Committee on Accounts Accounts
audited to the amount of $20,057 35,
were reported by this committee.
City Hospital. Fauenlsat last repoit.
113: admitted in November, 107: treated.
2S0; discharged, 157; died, 0; remain
ing November 30th, 103; marine ac
count, $20S 50.
Stalionhowe Amount of mittimus
collected and paid into city treasury.
Treasurir. Collections: Mississippi
River railroad tax, $1666 89; sinking
fund tax, $702 49; school tax, $7849 60;
mandamus tax, $5051 23; reimbursing
tax, $704 83; iuterest tax, $10,147 4S:
general tax, $41,172 77; merchants tax,
S31M as; privilege tax, w-w oo; total,
Markets. .North "market collccuone.
$77 25; BiiuthmarketcollEoiione,$112 50.
Uty inspector. Tctl collections for
November, ilSS 10
City Mecorder. number of prisoners
arraigned, 398; fined, 231; discharged,
1SS; State cases, 27; released, 12; amount
of fines assessed, $2115; mittimm issued,
$1420; amountof cash collected, SC95.
Fiic Department. Total expenditure,
$3761 51. The depaitmert was called
out during Novemter to five fires of ma
terial loss, and also responded to four
alerms. Total loss by fires, $6S51 ; to
tal insurauce, $4S,545
City Engineer. TotsX expenditure?,
Including salaries and pay-roll, $4593 OS;
amount of work done by street force not
City Treasurer. Receipts: General
fund, J55.842 03; balance on hand(
$S72 27; interest fund, $G743 79; balance
on hand, $6743 79; wharage fund.
$1179 27; balance on hand, $1179 27;
Mississippi River railroad fund, $466 60;
balance on hand, $466 80; mandamus
fund,$6470 18; balance on hand, $356 31;
privilege fund. S3959 43: balance on
hand. $15 53; reimbuwicg paving fund,
Chief of Polite Total aireats during
im monm, 3aa married, lots; single,
2S0; males, 360; females, 38; whites,
2bl; tlacE8.ll; amc uatornncsaeaeEsad
by the recorder during the month, $2115;
amount collected, ibyo: numccr or iodg
era received at the statlonhouse during
the month. 44.6; ecu of feeding chain
gan- and other prisoners for November,
The rcnui3itionB cf the various de
farlmeuts were pie'ented aud took their
The city engineer's report was referred
to tbe improvement committee.
The account of the Memphis gr.slight
company was referred to the committeo
on this subject.
The reports f the finance and im
provement committees were beard and
At the request of the nuance com
mittee tbe resolution inquiring into the
mandamus judgments pending against
the city was referred to City-Attorney
A number of petitions were disposed
01 as recommended by tne committee.
The Ordinance making the salary of
tne foreman or tbe street force one bun
dred dollars permontn passed final read
ing on recommendation of the commit
The committee on lights and lamps
reported a number of localities where
Iamns were to be erected.
W. W. Bickford's petition to cover his
houio was granted. That of Thomas
Callahan asking eighteen dollars for re'
pairing cisterns injured by fire-engines
Divers petitions were presented and
referred to the various committees. The
requisition of the city engineer for sup
plies and provender was allowed. The
petition of N. A. Bettis, colored, asking
that a fine of fifty dollars imposed by
too recorder be remitted, was granted.
The petition or Mrs. .Lloyd, asking a du
plicate certificate in place of one lost,
was granted on condition mat an luuem
ntfying bond be given.
RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES.
A number of resolutions relating to
tue ets and pavements were aaopteu.
tsy councilman iider: Kesoiution to
iesus scrip to partit3 paving alleys with
stone. Referred to finance committee
and city attorney.
Jiy Councilman Hewitt; Jtttsolution
instructing the mayor to issue hospital
warrants for hospital services due from
last year, iteferre .
uy Councilman JMder: An ordinance
to provide for the redemption of police
and nremen's senp, and to prevent fu
turc iijuance of scrip. The ordinance
parsed first reading aud was referred
It is in substance as follows: .All police
and fire warrants ieued under the ordi
nauce of June 9, 1875, shall be received
ior and on account of any privilege-tax
for the year 1876, provided taid privilege-tax
shall be paid during the month
of January, 1876. The city treasurer
shall, from the revenue collected for
lo75 from merchants on assessments on
capital invested, redeem the police and
fire warrants that may be received lor
and on account of said privilege-taxes
ior ibu. Alter me passage of mis ordi
nance no scrip or warrant of any kind
authorized by tbe ordinance of June 9,
1875, shall be issued, except to parties
who will receive the same at its face
value, and waive all claim against the
city for any loss they may sustain in the
disposing of it.
Tbe council concurred in tbe reports.
resolutions and ordinances from the
board of aldermen. Councilmen Grant,
Tuther and Kelly were appointed on
the joint committee to provide bread for
tue city nospitai.
'I ho petition of thohremen and polics
asking an allowance of fifteen per cent.
on warrants irom April 1st to jNovem-
oer, 1010, wnicn passed its nnai reading,
was concurred in. Tbe resolution as
adopted, reads: That fifteen per cent, be
credited to police and firemen from
April 1, 1875, to November 1, 1875, on
account or tbe losses sustained by said
police and firemen on the depreciation
of warrants occasioned by the failure of
citizens to pay tneir taxe3. and that said
allowance be charged to and taken out
of the contingent fund.
Adjourned to Tuesday night. 86ven
A Joint Session.
was convened at the request of Mayor
Loacue, who presented the following
vetoes, which were received, and the
Matou's Office, citt Halt, 1
JtEiirins. Tenn.. December 1. 1875. 1
Honorable Board of General Council:
Gentlemen I respectfully return to
you, without approval, tbe resolution
by which you propose to apr ropiiate
one thousand dollars towsrd the pur
chase of a town clock, to be taken out of
tno taxes oi i8o, ior tne following rea
First The assessment for 1876 is not
yet made, and the sixty-fifth seotion of
tue charter provides tbat tbe general
council shall not engage or contract for
any item of expense without first ap
portioning a sufficient amount of gen
eral tax for the current year to pay such
engigements or contracts upon the basis
that the whole tue will be collected.
Second By the eightieth section of
the chaiter the city council are forbid
den to make any appropriations of
money or credit in tbe way of donations,
etc., and a clock that will probably coat
five thousand dollars could not be con
sidered as purchased and owned by the
city by an appropriation of one thou
sand dollars. .
Third Conceding for a moment, if
you will, tbat your action is not con
trary to the charter, even then I can
not approve of this unnecessary expen
diture at a time when tens of thousands
of dollars are dii9 by the city to a class
of people in the community whose daily
earnings are necessary fer the support
of their families and nothing wherewith
to pay them. Very respectfully,
JOHN A. L'JAGUE, Mayor.
Mayok's Office, City Hai.l,1
JIemphih, Ten., December 1, 1875.
Honorable Hoard or General Council:
Gentlemen I return to you without
approval that part of tho resolution on
accounts, passed at your last regular
meeting, whereby you appropriate to
tbe members of your respective bodies
pay for tho month or October, 1875,
amounting to six hundred and eleven
dollars, for the reason that the city at
torney has already advised you that you
are not entitled to pay. Verv respect
lully, JOHN LQAGUE. Mayor.
Moody and Sankey Excursion.
Philadelphia, December 1. Des
pite tho very cold weather there was
quite a large cangregitiou assembled at
me prayer-meeting of Moody and San
key this morning. A noticeable feature
was the presence of a large number of
people who evidently came from the
surrouuding country towns to bear the
evangelists. After the usual services
Rbv. Mr. Moody announced that tbe
early morning hour for prayer would be
abandoned, but that the hour from
twelve to one o'clock would be substi
tnt;d. At the meeting to night there
were about nine thouasud people pres
ent. A special train from Lancaster
will to-moirow bring one thousand ex
cntrlouista to attend the noon meeting.
There will also be an excursion over the
New Jersey Central railroad,
Who Shall he Senator I Expressions of
Opinion by Friends of the Appeal.
The Claims of the Honored Statesman,
L. 0. C. Lamar, and of General
A. M. Wcsti
L. Q. C. LAMAR.
To the Editors of the Appeal :
Oakland, Miss., November 30. As
the time is rapidly approacmn ior me
nmpml'lins' of ttm Mis&iaslDfoi legislature.
and as one of the first acts of that body
is to elect a United States senator, the
friends of Generals George, Featheiston,
Walthall and Lowry, and Colonels
Hooker, Watson and other distinguished
gentlemen are urging their claims with
a great deal of energy: Withont dispar
agement to any of these gentlemen,
either of whom would do credit to the
State, I cannot see how the people of
Mississippi can avoid giving "honor to
whom honor is due," and select that
illustrious statesman and accomplished
gentleman and orator, L. Q, C. Lamar.
To Colonel Lamar wo are in a large
measure indebted for our great Damo
cratic majority, for it was he who first
took the stump and shaped the policy
which was " pursued and led on to
victory. Colonel Lamar, in one
or two speeches at the
commencemeut of the campaign,
killed the "color line" policy which was
being advocated by some of the leading
journals; and) as the Sard is Star, an
ably edited paper, says: "With the con
stitution in one hand, and the Olive
branch in the other," he spoke in every
part of tho States while in a great many
instances he was so prostrated, phys
ically, that he could scarcely talk.
Among the gentlemen mentioned,
General GeOrge seems to be tbe most
prominent, and while it is the wish of a
great majority of the people to reward
him with the position of our next gover
northey do not desire for him to have
the place which so Justly belongs to
Colonel Lamtsh The sentiment of the
whole Union, as well as the mass of
Mississippians, demand his election,
and we earnestly hope that the members
elect to the house of representatives will
abide tbe wishes of their constituents in
The Democratic club of this place, at
their last meeting, passed resolutions of
tnanBs to mo appeal ior its valuable
aid during the canvass. B.
GENERAL A. M. WEST.
To the Editors of the Appeal:
Holly Springs, November 28. As
you tafee a very lively Interest In the
pontics and internal allairs of this state,
always manifesting a deep concern for
our welfare, we, in return, feel that you
are one oi us, and uengnt in reading and
circulating your riap9r amoDg us. With
your valuable aid our State has been re
deemed from the thraldom of Ames &
Co. and the vandal hordes, with now a
bright prospect for justice and a better
feeling being established among the peo
ple The general government has for
years treated this State as if she was in
rebellion against its authority, thus
shielding and upholding bad men ln-the
execution ot tneir wicsed purposes, and
to the detriment or nonesty ana good
government. We have reason to hope
mat a change in mis respect nas taken
place, and that the State and people are to
be permitted to work out their own des
tiny in harmony with tbe great princi
pies of our system of government, State
and national, to meet these responBi-
mines wisely, we should marK wen our
stoppings, as breakers may be ahead
which admonish us to avoid lest we fall.
I see manifested, in communications
published in your paper and others.
what is deemed a morbid desire on the
part of writers to further the political
aspirations of friends upon the score of
past political acts and party af
filiations; thus, in the very hour
of our redemption and deliverance
from worse than Egyptian bondage, the
holy emotions of the hour are marred to
some extent by the revival of what was
supposed to be buried political ties and
passions, at a time, too, when it was
hoped that men from long suffering had
schooled themselves to subordination
for our present and future good. The
public mind ii now exercised about who
shall be elected to the United States
senate by the legislature, soon to assem
ble, as tbe successor ol Hon. J. L. Al
corn. Tho names and claims of many
distinguished men are being canvassed.
such as Lamar, George, Lowry, Brown,
Walthall, vvatson, Mooter, leather
ston, Barksdale, and, occasionally, tbe
name or uenerai a. m. west, who Is
Known not to ne an aspirant ior any po
Iltical preferment, but in point of merit
is equal to any above named. He is
strictly conservative, eminently practi
cal aud sagacious, with no party aflllia'
tions since the war, and in his late
speeches showed tbat he comprehended
tne situation anu loresnauowed a policy
original and in harmony with the gov
ernment as it is, and tbe sentiments of
the people who beard him. Such a man
can do this State great good in the
United States senate, because of his keen
appreciation of the existing circum
stances and the necessities ef the
times, with bis bold, fearless advocacy of
what be believes to ba right. Without
further elaboration as to his merits, and
no disposition to disparage others
claims, I desire to place tbe name of A.
m. west among tne list, tbat bis claims
may be canvassed lor a seat in the
United States senate. He was before
and up to the war a Whig, but has not
since participated In pnlitids or affiliated
with any party. Condemning ultraiam
of all phases in all his public
speeches, utterances and business asso
ciations, he has, more than any dis
tinguished man in this State, ignored
all past party prejudices and political
animosities, living up to all requirments
of the present, and we think these, with
other reasons, sufficient for favoring his
promotion at this time. He is a man of
tbe people, having been success'ul and
faithful in all his public and private en
gagements, before, during and since tbe
war. .ew responsibilities are upon us;
to meet them dispassionately with an
unclouded Judgment should be tbe pa
triot's aim. What man more than Gen
eral west can do this? .His patriotism,
conservatism, ability, known energy
and sagacity are unquestionable. We
want men in congress fully alive to the
present crisis; not politicians, but men
qualified, without bitterness or ultraiam,
who will not carry intocongress any ele
ments of discord, but address them
selves earnestly to building up the shat
tered fortunes of the people, tbus promot
ing the material prosperity of the whole
country. For these reasons we men
tion his name, tbat the members of tbe
legislature may be in possession of the
views of tbe writer, and many others
here and elsewhere who think as he
does. A. Q. WITHERS.
To the Editors of the Appeal:
Holly Springs, November 28.
Since my writing tbe within relating to
General A. M. West, I have read the
same to several of our citizens, who
agree with me in toto as to his abilities
and qualities of adapting himself to the
who'.e people being in all respects strict
ly conservative, enjoying, perhaps, a
greater confidence among the freedmen
than any man in the State. His being;
in business contact as president of the
Mississippi Central railroad, ard now
vice-president of the New Orleans, St.
Louis and Chicago railroad, has brought
him among ail the attaches, and to his
honor, ail eay, to a complete satisfaction.
His speeches have had a telling effect
on all who heard him. The freedmen
universally concede honesty and sin
cerity of purpose. He is very generally
known all over the State, and was for
yr ' in the Statesenate, where I, being
In ine lower house, saw his statesman
like ability. I really see no man in the
State better prepared to meet the ques-
tlors that will be, if they are not now
on uj, and who could guarantee to keep
the State free from Radical rule
we being among the States arrayed
against the third-term or nltraism
of any kind: Will yon be kind
enough to give the within ono inssrtion
In your valuable paper, and you will
oblige your obedient servant and many
others, A. Q WITHERS.
A. Pnsseng'ir and ti Freight Trniu. Conic
in Collision-Several Persons Killed'
Buffalo, December 1. The Atlantic
express-train for the east, which left
here at fifty minuter past ten o'clock
thia evening, was detained thirty-two
mlnntes at East Buffalo station awaiting
the Lake Shore train from the west.and
collided at Batavia street crossing, about
four mi es from the citv. with the east
ern-bound freight train, which had Just
been drawn out, It having been signaled
bv Flacman Bunnan to come on. throw
ing the smoSing-car and first and sec
ond coacnes, wnicn were weli-hlled
with passengers, from the track, and
capsizing them. The passenger engine.
tender and three baggage-cars were
crushed through the fourth car of the
freight train, lifting It from the track
and precipitating it on the flagman's
shanty,' cuahin2 Jllm underneath. The
scene at the wreck was indescribable.
H. T. Wood, jeweler, of Lima, New
xors, lormenyor uanton, Illinois, bad
ly crushed and almost instantly killed:
J. Daly Collins, of Erie county, left leg
taKen oil near tne thigh and injured In
ternally, while attempting to Jump
through a window of the first passenger
car, and cannot recover; Mrs. Catherine
Wilson, a widow, of Fondulac, was
badly ciit about the head, and otherwise
inlured, and is considered very danger
ously hurt. Many others were more or
Ies3 cut and bruised, but none seriously.
The engineer of the passenger train
stuck to his post, but the fireman jumped
to the ground aud received an ugly cut
in tbe bead. The fast mall train, which
was due at the time, was delayed two
hours. The engineer only succeeded In
stopping his train when within fifteen
feet of tbe .wreck which was plied on
the track. The dead and wounded were
brought to this city and cared for.
THE VICE-PRESIDENT'S WILL.
Tbo Disposition of his Estate Dr. Cool-
Irige, tlio Execntor, witbont
Boston, December 1. Mr. Wilson
has left a will which is in his own band
writing, and dated April 21, 1874. By It
ne bequeathed nis enure estate, real and
personal, to bis nephew, Vr. w L. Cool-
idge, in trust for the support of his
mother-in-law, Mrs. Howe, now in her
nlnety-nrst year; for the education and
support of his adopted daughter Eva, a
l'ttle giri of some ten summers, and for
other minor and designated purposes,
trusting it an, as ne expresses, to mend-
ship, discretion and sense of right of
Dr. Coolidge. He also constitutest Dr.
Coolidge his executor, directing that no
bonds be required of him either as execn
tor or trustee. In regard to tbe comple
tion and carrying through the press of
tne tnird and last volume ot nis His
tory of the BUe and Fall of Slave
Power in America, left nearly com
pleted, it is expected that it will be at-.
tended to by Rev. Samuel Hunt, a life
long friend and associate, his former
pastor for seven years, his private secre
tary, and who, wore than all other, has
assisted him in the preparation of the
New Party Movement In Indiana A
Chance lor Memphis Conservatives.
Indianapolis, December 1. A meet
ing was held at the Statehouse to-night
in the interest of the new party move
ment, at which greenback speeches were
made by Hon. J. Drew, of New Jersey,
and Hon. Sidney Myers, of Illinois.
Resolutions were adopted declaring for
independent political action by the peo
ple lot the establishment of an Ameri
can system of finance; demanding of
congress me immediate and un
conditional repeal of the resump
tion act; a permamentr retire
ment of all national bank notes
antl substitution therefor of legal-
tender paper money, to be issued direct
irom tne government: refunding of the
n . i. : : .. i , i ! .1.1
jjiuicul iiiu luieicai-ueaniiK ueut nuu
inter-changeable bonds of small denomi
nations, bearing not to exceed 3 65 per
cent, interest; no increase or interest
bearing debt by funding the new inter
est-bearing currency, or by the sale of
bonus to nuy precious metals.
The SpnIsh;XoJe to the United Statin.
London. Dacember 2. The Dailu
jsews publishes a special telegram from
maurio, as follows: The tspanish note to
the united states promises gradual
emancipation, increased freedom of
conscience, that foreigners when arrest
ed snail have immediate hearing, and
legal redress shall be. obtainable for past
injuries, ureat anxiety exists in Mad
rid regarding the reception of the note
in wasnington. The note is Spain's
A Mysterious Horror.
Chicago, December 1. About four
o'clock this morning an unknown ex
pressman delivered at the United States
express, in this city, a barrel, addressed
to Tnomas Ureene & Co.. Iowa Citv.
Iowa. Some suspicion having arisen
the barrel was opened, and found to con
tain the bodies of a very handsome
young woman, about twenty-two years
old, and a stillborn child. No clue yet
A Mis3 Butler, fifteen years old.
daughter of a watchman at Flint river
bridge, on tbe Southwestern railroad, in
Georgia, had been in tbe habit when
the train was approaching of putting her
root on tbe tracK and drawing it back
Justin time for tue car to miss it, or get
ting on the trace and running oil just in
time to escape; but a few nights ago.
standing on tbe track and facing a poll-
car, which was running down grade at a
speed of twenty miles an hour, she put
ner loot up as ii intending to stop it, and
ere she could turn and leave the track
the car struck ber, and she was crushed
It isn't often that Philadelphia enjoys
a real sensation ; but when Lord Hough.
ton called on U. W. (Julius, A. M., last
week, at the request of Alfred Tenny
son, and collected a few samples of obit
uary verse, it was the talk of the town,
and people forgot all about the Centen
nial for as much as ten minutes at a
time. One of the most agreeable inci
dents of the interview was the presenta
tion by bis iorosnip oi an autograpn tet
ter from Tennyson to Childs, In which,
among other things, the poet laureate
says: since you oegan to write i nave
learned to contemplate the approach of
death witn more serenity."
The Historical society of Delaware is
having photographs prepared of the old
Swede's church in Wilmington, and the
ancient communion ssrvice presented
to it in 1718 by a Swedish mining com
pany, for presentation to King Oscar of
Sweden. The photographs will be ac
companied by an engrossed parchment
scroll describing the celebration cere
monies which tooa- place in Wilmington
in May, 1874, on the cne hundred and
fventy him anniversary oi tbe Old
The following simple precaution of
how to ecare burglars is Eiiggested by a
western exchange: In retiring for the
night spread newspapers loosely upon
the stairways and in front of the door
ways and windows. The noise produced
at tbe dead hour of night by treading on
crackling newspapers, or attempting to
remove tnem rrom tne pathway, be tbe
burglar ever so steaimy and expert, is
sufficient to give almost any sleeper no
tice or tue presence anu wnereabouts of
the midnight foe.
Brother VI' est ComcM to tho Front mid
Propound Two I.endlne: Qnes
tions for the Chnrvb'x Con
sideration. Is the Plymouth Pnsfor CJuilly of Adul
tery and of PerJnryT A Complete
. Investigation Demanded.
New York, December 1. The fol
lowing letter was addressed to-day by
Deacon west to me members of Plym
New Yobk, Decomber 1, l8to.
To tbo Members of Plymouth Church,
Dear Brethren I thank you for
your promptness and unanimity in re
considering tbe vote by which my name
was dropped from the roll of the church.
At the request of the examining com
mittee I appeared before them this
morning, and stated tho reasons for my
absence from church. While they gave
me no advice, in the technical sense of
that word, J. unuerstood from mem mac
they thought it to be my duty either
to withdraw from the church or in
future to attend its services. I
do not see that I can honestly
and conscientiously take eitller covvrso,
and as I said to the committee that I
should not make anv further communi
cation directly to the church, I will now
state to you wherein x diner from me
views expressed by tbe committee, and
propose a plan by which 1 tmntr. an dim-
culties that exist between us may be set
tled, in tbe first place, 1 believe tbat l
am right in the request which I have
made for a complete and regular investi
gation of the scandal which has so long
troubled the peace of our church; and I
belleve,moreover, that it is still my duty,
as the minister of the church, to obtain
such an investigation, if it be possible,
by any fair and honorable means. There
fore,I cannot consent to voluntarily
sever my connection with the church
while a way is still open fortbeper1'
formance of this duty. As regards my
attendance at tbe services and sacra
ments of tbe church, I can only repeat
what I stated in my former letter to you.
that I cannot conscientiously attend
them until a regular and impartial in
vestigation of the charges against the
character of the pastor shall be made by
a properly constituted council. Hucb
an investigation at the present time
is especially imperative, because our
church is not unanimous in its belief of
the innocence of our pastor, and this
feeling of doubt and apprehension is
shared by thousands of christian men
and women throughout the land: there
fore, inasmuch as charges of adultery
and perjury have been made against
our pastor, and, as in my opinion, a
regular investigation is necessary for the
vindication of the innocent, and for the
preservation of the peace and purity of
the church, J. hereby request you to
unite with me in calling a mutual coun
cil, to which Bhall be submitted the fol
First Is Rev. Henry Ward Beecher
guilty of adultery?
Second la Henry Ward Beecher
guilty of perjury?
I make this proposition with the hope
that it may be the means of vindicating
the character of our pastor, and should
this be the result no One will rejoice
thereat more heartily than I. I nope
the church will meet me frankly and
affectionately in the spirit in which I
approach them, and will unite with me
in referring this whole subject to a coun
cil which will be able to compose
tbe differences tbat now unhappily exist
among us. As this matter is of such
zreatimDortance. I solicit immediate ac
tion on tne part of the church; and that
no time may be lost, besides sending
mis letter to me ciers l shall cause a
copy of it to be published in the morn
ing papers, in order that it may tbe
sooner reach the members of the church.
Youra fraternally, wm. f. west.
A woman who has a fine carriage.
and walks most gracefully though not
so gracefully as the Empress Eugenie
is the Empress of Austria, who has been
our guest recently. Her maiestv went
aoouc incognito; and m and out the
shops; and to see the markets; and to
the public galleries; and all this mostly
on loot, in a dark dress, and a quaint
noouea cape, oi tue style or liOUls Ji-V.
Behind her walked a large dog. which
the empress brought with her irom Vi
enna. It is said that she is verv fond of
sucn pets. When her majesty quitted
x-aris, sue nurried along the railway
platform without any ceremony; this
big deg, and another she had bought at
the Jardin d' Acclimatation. jumping at
ner siue; and sne mounted her carriage,
kissing and pushing her daughter, a
very small archduchess, before her, her
oogs coming in behind. uns Metier.
At Natick, Massachusetts, yesterday.
the closing funeral rites over the remains of
v ice-rresiaent wnson tcos pmce. una not
withstanding the severely cold weather, there
was a large attendance. At four o'clock the
comn was carried irom tne public nan, where
his lace had been exposed to the view of bis
fellow-townsmen, wno came in great num
bers, to his late residence, and where his
mother-in-law now resides. At twelve o clock
the exercises bemin. The choir of Mr. Wil
son's church sung a hymn, followed by read
ing oi tne scriptures ana prayer, anu an ad
dress Dy ne v. Jir. Reynolds, oi malice
Few tragedies better deserve the name or
norror" man mat which transDired but a
few days ago on the railroad near Gopfrltu,
Austria. At a fsw minutes past one o'clock
in the morning, as a train of fourteen car
riages, with one hundred and twenty-elht
passengers, was cios&ing a Driage some iorty
feet In hlght, the engine ran irom the rails
and Dlunced Into the ahasm.dratnrtnsr all bnt
one of the cars with It. About a dozen pass
engers were kUIed, and as many more seri
ously injured, the others, wonderful to relate
(for the cars were heaDedoneach other and
smashed to fragments), escaping with but
slight wounds or bruises. The engineer and
stoser were crushed to Jelly, and the
chief guard decapitated. A mall clerk was
latany scaiaea. though death did not release
him Ior several houis, during which he lay
beneath the ruin, audibly lamenting the fate
of his family and eotreating for water, which
could not be conveyed to him. A pregnant
wuiunu, wuuso luuiaer 8 urains were aasnea
out oy an iron Dar dv ner side, escatied unin
jured, and gave birth to her child while yet
eniangieu in tne wrecK. Examination showed
that the slaughter was not the result of an ac
cident, ior nanus accustomed to railroad worK
nau removca me nuts ana uoits rromnvo rails
on one side of the curve, aud then replaced
the rails so that Hie track apptared afo and
untouched. ThealTiris all the more horri
ble because hut a lllue while before three at
tempts had been made in a precisely similar
manner 10 wtcck trains on another road.
"RT1.ICV fin th TnOTnlne.rtFtV.o1o. T.-.r
lntant daughter of owenand Klley.'aged
The friends and acquaintances of the fam
ily are Invited to attend the funeral, from
their residence, 71 Main ttreet, this (THURS
DAY ) evening, at 3 o'clock.
COCKE In this citv. Wednesdav morning'
UMIpmhnr 1 ot. lull ftWruib at f I.
... u, .-.. " u w ... u .co.-
dence of her husband, JJo. 371 Vanco street,
jiA.it i U. LuiiiK. uciuvcu who ui luomai ti.
The friends and acquaintances of the fam
ily are Invited to attend the funeral, from the
residence, to-morrow (FBIDAY) mornlng.at
S o'clock. Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's
Church, corner Linden and DeSoto streets, at
10 o'clock. Carriages at residence and Hoist
rpHE Hlated annual communication of
j. Lena scolt Lodge .no. 2fc9, will bei
held this fTHURSDVn evenlnir. Tln.
cember 2d, at 7 o'clock sharp, for election of
omcers, payment oi aues, anu other import
ant bnufness. Every member is earnestlv rn.
. . . .i
aii m. i. s are iraternaiiy invited.
By order. " A. F. DAVIS, W. M.
a. a. juyers, secretary.
Sale Choice Staple and
Groceries, at Auction,
BY A. M. BTODDARD, THIS MORNING,
at 10 O'clock -Suear. Tea. Coffee. M-at
Canned Fruit, Sardnes, Brooms, Coal-oil -in
joi overruling usuuuy louna in anrst-class
retail grocery. By order sherl g. de2
Socleta di TJnlone e Fratellanza Italiaaa
'ILL bold their regular meeting this
(TIIURSDAJf) evenlnar. December ai. at
1 o'clock sharp, at No. 260 Heconu street
A luit auenunnce is ueireu as ousmeis or
Importance will be transacted. There will be
a nomination -1 omcers.
Br order or A. B. VACCA HO. Pres't.
e. D. Casale, Secretary. de3
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