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MEMPHIS, TEISTIST., WEI)ISrESX)A.ir, BECEMBKE 30, 1885.
VOL. XLV-ISTO. 337
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Manufacturing- Interests in Everj Direc
tion Feeling the Good If
feet;) of tlje
Phenomenal Activity in Iron and Steel
Extensive Preparations for In
creased Production of
Textile Mills at Philadelphia Course of
the Iron Market Muring the
(SriCIAL TO TBI AFPIAb.l
Philapklphia, Pa., Dbi nber 29. The
phenomenal activity ia the iron trade has
imparted a greet deal of confidence to
cnanufertoriiig interests in every direc
tion. Tse upward teintancy in prices has
brought out a good many buyers cf all
kinds of material. Within a few days
merchant iron has advanced $2 per ton.
Construction iron is in - more active W
feiand and firmer. Na Is have declined 10
cents per keg. Crude iron has advanced
from OJ cents to $1 60 per ton, and heavy
orders f re being pljred sooner than nasal.
KcRrctty is apparent for th9 better brands,
and both Northern and Southern furnace
managers ar loo.irK for a brisk demand
during the first quarter of the year. The
reason of the improvement is that nail
buyers began four months ago to buy
heavily. This created a demand for Eesse
ffier pig, which ui tut'i s'.imnlated an un
ueual demaiid for ore. Ore has advanced,
and is no'v 1 gLt in snpply. Tne demand
for Decsemer was follow! by an active
demand lrr forge end this in turn has ef
fected implied iron. Inquiries are now in
the market for bt-tween 4 ),f 00 and 0,000
V-ns of fctrnctural a :d p ale iron for bridge
aart bull.lir.g piirpoap, for 0,XK) or
i;),000 tons t i tc- 1 tails anl for between
iO.Ot'O and 30.fl(io old raiN. Uetiides
Ibis there isat:enral irrjuiry f ir building
material, though he vy trjusaitious will
not lik ly tnfe j lzc-e until rexl month.
Kningli ni machines are n.w at work to
meet itj; whiter il-mar '1.
Boot and dtoe mur.iifan'nrAra, hero and
in Mesachnsetts hn boi-ktd teVerl
larg-i orders within f.;w day?, and a very
a.-tive inti r is in, rjie'irr.' j. ""lie de
mand for Icitiier hi v.itt Jet set in, but
the hjg'iett rar.ge of j.ri -s Icr two years is
acNured for the wiuU r. Hi ls are in active
Orders for 150 Ice; motives hav been
placed tinea Icember 1b, aid ordes for
about L'lK) will be placed during J anuary.
Kailway iiianagwa ere now cpiuuielii.a
thei efi'iuiated O'llura, for lietwt-en 4C00
and 500) ear.,'l,i;-h will be placed during
January, ha-ndns fl r or ir;rn for car wheels
and a variety of railroad material.
Kx'entive prep irn; ions for increased
product on in rt-x :ln'i:;i!lH huve been com
pleted, and undi r lii-f:otst range of
piicetn.t'v prcvn:''r:e a heavier demand
for ptnple productj ip a: Mire '. Heavy or
ders for car;e:in me alrettly received,
besides irquir'vs f r r-j'h for summer
shipment. Hierv-n;i 1 i ili rwurce fnll
time in Jann .rv. .M-it tifH'T'tirers of textile
machinery sre in it-i-c'pt cf ciders for ad
ditional work in hf -r. ee l bsween Janu
ary Iptand March 1 t.
Aruvals of lumber during t hi pant fix
days lisve ben;; niieTp.'ctedly !arg9. Uuild
ers in Now York arid l'i:!iil !ph:a markets
have placed lurgi ordcis for healock,
white and veil - pine, bi tided fair orders
for walnut and cherry.
There ii a strong c.i;.ti ience in the per
manency of prices", and tho policy of manu
facturers, buildra ar.d rai way managers
has been already indicn.'ed by the Lumber
of orders pliced wiriiin the i :;st two weeks
for material to tn ro;iit d i! iring the liist
three or four months of the t:aw year.
The anthracite cotnpinii'ii t.ro prepating
for a restricted output du-ing the first
guarter of the yar, in cid-r to preserve
tha highest possible range cf pricw- Tho
bituminous opcraiors Iiav cVoU con
tracts and have the prorniBe fjr lare ship
ments during the win ter tnd- expect to
close more contracts faring January for
much larger bhij-.niei-u tlin were made
The batiks are lest: ir"lin d to extend
financial a -c Jinm:d. n ordinary
Jk Rtvlfw tf llip lr s t.ml tel IndoH
try for the l',nt lr,
Philaiikli'Iiia, P... I. em'tur L'9. A
review of the iron tn ... ( f !.st had just
beeh prpired by Jatu M. Swat,k, gen
eral maD:iger ol the ertrui Ir.m and
Steel Assoc. fition. Ti-. be.riricitg cf the
year wits marked, I c ay, rv a contin
ua'ion of the d. i .-. i :i '. f lsst. There
was a a'eady r .1 p trrj from Jana
ary to July, ex ( t f : . : i ni-s, quota
tions for which i n nr-.v d a ! tl . In .May,
July and Angti: t !' pi..;, s sHM'eneJ, and
in H.-t'temher .t!'i i..'v n was estab
Imbed, sti; l ti i t i -kii.is ti ' ad and eon
timiing to adv.'Mv iifil limbir. (J to
tations fi r ti .; I c- in:.;i:i st'e for
eni'li ni'Hiih rf .. j i.ir i 1 ehow tliat
prices at ttiei! i iir jnr were icore
f ivorali;e than 0 :'i il j i . f thw fi Ft half
id the yt.r. A t-'-.v-i-. i'i- .i if prices r-hows
ttn.t pi i--n t- s in ,1 nvt iry.il7 75 in
July bimI J1S l' i in I) ;. -r. " S ec! raiis
were .'7 ta ,1 i:tiiv iJti in April and
3:;i oO in Dicmi'ici. ii.r tion wsil0 32
iu January, J.'.S C8 In July a; d -l.'l'.t 2.) in
Jec:'tnlicr. t'ut na U we e i'J 10 in Jan
uary, 15 in August and $2 ti." in Decem
ber. 1 hte iiujitiiiu'.is are monthly aver
ages for No. l Rutliiai'ita foundry pig iron
and best le'iiifd bar iron, per gross ton,
lit l'.iil vlj ptiia ; for cut nadj per
keg wholesale at I'iiiladelphia, and for
eti t-1 rails per grots tou at Pennsylvania
mill?. i-tfl rai!s, however, how the
grent edvanca in price during tho last
lialf of lSSj. In April saina were made
i:t Pennsylvania mi no ct $2tK"'2i 50, and a
f-w sales hro raid to have been maile at
ho a-ti.ni&hingly low r ce ff J2" 60.
These priieii re 1 mvr than foreiitu s'tel
rails could l.ive been delivered kt At
lantic ports n the S'imi dite if entirely
fr of d'jty. In M iv ipiota'i-ins sdvsnced
to $27, and toe priie inns ett jt'iltelied was
snbbt mtialiv tnnin'aitie.l uu ii the lat. of
Jtugn:, w hen p. fort'.ier ailvanre took plate
in con iiuinco of anak'ret'Trent eniongthe
luanufai lnr-r to lonit and diitiil uie the
output for ISSo. which wts fixed at 77"
(X)0 tore, luu no rcstiic'ioii was placed
upou the pr ce. From August to Novem
ber prices steadi y adv tnccd, ai a rt eult
partly of the rihtric'ion of production
which had becu determined upon and
p.trtly of the general iinniovemeiit which
had tateii place in th- buaiiieRS of the
country, r.r,d in the h.et-naiued motth
and Iiecemh.r lots weio mado at
i'.it. In lVcember tho manuftct
urers enla ird tho limit of production
for lNSti to l.tKXl.l'tH) tons, "hut," says Mr.
Swrnit, 4'l.riu cf pif iron, i.w, ila,
sleel rails end ot- er fornii of iron and
Bteel i.oiild not have advanced in the la-t
half of lSSrril tliere had not been an in
creased detn ind for these product?. After
epieuihor 11 th;s iucreasei demand b
cmie everywhere totirethle, and it has
continued without iutr-rrnption to the
present time. This i, after all, the most
gratifying feu'.uro of tli9 revivAl in ur
iron and 6teel itiiluetries. If
there ware n j threat to-day of tariff rcvis
i n the proiiiiee of JSStl would lie bright
indeml. Not to borrow trouble, however,
it can mot t poi'iiiwly be said that a feel
ing of CO' tidtire in tho f'itu-e of business
now prevails throughout ths entiro coun
try. We haw i n iicly rtcovereii from the
e fleets ot wii-ttt-v-r paivky f eling pre
vailed a year or tix mc niha ago. Ttie un
certainty about tilver may ex
cite financial circle, but it is fx
etvining no iojurioon ftl";:ct npon
general butine-. Alihougli complete
atatistics are not in, it is certain that we
made almost ks much pig iron and an
many steel rails iu lSv as in 1SS4.
K -ill road building in lvO was mom active
than has grni-rrfily been euooosed it
would be. In 1SS1 we bnilt 3i50 miles
of new lailroad.aud in ISSi webuiitover
3000 milea. which is 500 miles abovo esti
mates for the ve.ir that were made as late
as July. We shall do better iu ISStJ. Tie
Kuropeau iron trade exhibited no symp
toms of a revival i i 1S, but, on the con
trary, the b u kwaid movement, which has
from the first more than kept even pace
witn our own depression, continued until
i e close cf the Tear. I akinz the tron-
aiung countries of Kunipe as a whole.
on traoe sitnation in that grand (Il
ls much woise to-day than it was
Harder IIr VBlld.
M.ruiA, Pa., December 29. Mrs.
fcios ol 142 West York street is
st. charged with the murder of
child, tjn months old. Snnday
ta.-kins says that she aroe.
so f:i?htened the cat which
e family and it ran out of tbe
nmg to tne bedside ot her
child, she avcra, she "tonndj aha. littla one
deed with an ugly wound on 4ts throat,
where the cat had torn it with it claws.
In her excitement and distress, ehfteava,
she undressed and washed the baby, tut
put her blood-ttained clothes in a buck$
of water. An investigation confirm! the
suspicions that the mother murdered the r
child. rio blood was found on the bed
clothes, bat the floor of the obt-house was
found to be spatted with blood and a
bloody butcher-knife was found secreted
there. The child's throat appears as if ul
rainer man lacerates. An inquest Will be
Meeting- or tbe Westers sat korth.
CbicaOo, III , December 29. The an
nual meeting of the Northwestern Travel
ing Men's Association bean here to-day.
The attendance is about 500. In his ad
dress President Miller stated that the vear
clo-ihg was the most prosperous the asso
ciation had known. The membership was
3509. The report of the treasurer showed
f 17,000 on hand.
James C Miller, president, and T. 8.
Quincy, secretary and treasurer, were re
elected. The vico-preeidtnts chosen were:
T. J. Oafrigan, Illinois; J. R. Webb, Min
nesota; G. Vf. Moulton, Iowa; H. O.
Wrod, Wisconsin; J. B. Heywood, Indi
ana; J. J. Giilmere, Missouri; Henry
KiBdakoefvOttifl- Knr Board of Directors
'two yeais the election resulted: Conrad
Witkowsky, J. 8. Gadsden, W. B. Main,
J. O. Farould, W. H. Stanton. The presi
dent was voted $500 for his services last
year. Chicago was selected as the place
for the next annual meeting.
Western Traveling M.
St. Louis, Mo , December 29 The an
nual meeting ot the Western Traveling
Men's Association was held here to-day.
Only routine business was transacted at
the morning session. This afternoon tbe
election of officers will take place, when it
is expected ths old ticket will be defeated
and a new list of officers elee'ed.
Sf amber T Person Xlnnfferoilsly
Burned Tbe Victim.
Kittaknino, Pa., Dacember 20. At a
gas well being drilled for the Kit tanning
Iron Company, three miles from Kittan
ning, an explosion occurred about noon
to-day. in which ten men were burned.
Detective Stevenson, who was but a few
rods off, extinguished the fire under the
boilers, which 7as but fifteen feet away
from the derrick, immediately after the
ex plosion. lie thinks the gas ignited from
that, while others say it caught fire from a
spark thrown from a piece of iron
which was being sledged. Tbe osneis
were at the well testing it, and the press
ure a as so strong that it forced off the
gauge. A sheet of flame enveloped every
itiing in ths vicinity, and burned tbe der
ri k and rigging. Those burned were
Charles T. Neaer, superintendent, and
Henry Colwell, treasurer of the Kittac
ning Iron Company; George Meyler, con
tactor; H. Htofer, tool-dresaer ; Geo ge
Knapp and Frank Kirkadden, drillers;
JohnC. Doty, watchman ; two Lambing
boys, and one boy unknown. The at
tending the physicians fear some of thoee
injured will not survive.
THE FLIPP1N BOBBERY.
A Party In Pursuit ot tne Thieves Tbe
St. Louis, Mo., December 29. News has
just reached here from Jiminez, Mix , of
a robbery which took place a few days ago
in the State of Chihuahua. It appears that
John K. Flippin, a former mayor of Mem
phis, Tenn., but now manager of the
Guadalupe Calva Mining Company of
Memphis, left the mines with two servants
for I'-rral. When about fifty miles from
Parral the party was captured by robbers
and all their personal effects, including
mules and cutlit and gold and silver
bullion, valued at J5400 were stolen. Mr.
Flippin was not injured. A party has
started from Parral in pursuit of the rob
bers. - -HIE RATTiTtQADS.
THe Oblo and Mlfwlnslppt Bonds.
Baltimobb, Mo., December 29. A
meeting of the bondholders of the Ohio
and Mississippi Railroad Company was
held yesterday, when the committee ap
po;nted on the 22,1 instsnt presented a re
port atlirmiDg the decision of that meet
ing refusing to accept 5 per cent, for the
7 per cent, bonds they now hold. The re
port rtates that the conclusion reached by
the decision of the courts has been acqui
eeced in and acted upon by tbe railroad
company for a number of years. Judge
Drummond's decision was rendered in
September, 1879. In April, 18S6, more
than two-thirds of the shareholders voted
to mortgage the entire property of the road
to secure the issue of bonds to pay off its
indebtedness. The report concludes by
Raying that the committee i ' not advised
ai to whether the railroad will drop the
matter, make another proposition, or take
Pteps for the trial of the qusstions raised,
but suggests that in any event the forma
tion cf an association of the bondholders
will serve to farther their interests in a
contest with an organized corporation.
llolil Attempt to Blow I'p a Railroad
El Paso, Txx., December 29 It became
known here yesterday that a bold attempt
w as madd on the night of tbe 2'M instant
to blow up tbe bridge of the Southern Pa
cific tail road across the Rio Grande river,
several miles above this city. Dynamite
was placed on the track and the bridge
bolls were loosened. A dczsn or more
men, speaking Knglish, se'zad the bridge
tender at about midnight, bound and
blindfolded him and then marched him to
his cabin. It was tbe intention of the
men to blow passenger train No. 2 from
the bridge and then plunder the passen
gers on tbe rocks below. The train, how
ever, was several honrs late, and as day
light appeared the tobbers fld.
Pngllliallc Rallroadors at Argenta.
LtTtLg Rock, Ask., December 29. A
difficulty occurred in Argenta yesterday
afternoon between General Manager
Henry Wood of the Valley Route ami Mr.
R. M. Macon, a former collector of the
above road, but who was discharged some
weeks ago. Ihe trouble arose over tne
settlement of the pay-roll of Macon, he
claimirg the railroad owed him more than
his voucher called for. Mr. Wood dts
pnted this and the men came to blow
Mr. Wood received several severe cuts on
the head during the knock-down which
followed. Macon went before Justice
Perk i ne in A rgenta and pleaded guilty to an
assault and gave baii.
Brutally Awaulted by a Boy.
McKinnky, Tax , Decembor 9. Thos.
Hanson, a boy aged fourteen years, en
ticed three little daughters of John Galla
gher, residing at St. Paul. "".
aioiar.ee lrom their home yesterday
about sunset. After getting them in a so-
eluded spot be brutally assaulted Laura, a
child of soven or eight years of age. The
other children tied. Ihe child is fearful
ly iniared and may die from its effect.
Denutv Sheriff Brooks arrested Hanson
lst niebt and he is now in jail, though
Mhere is some doubt as to how long he
will be permitted to remain there.
Trteblnonta at Cblcag-o.
Chicago, III., December 29. A case cf
supposed tricbinoeis has been developed
in llmette, a suburb on tne rortnweet-
ern railroad. Tbe persons attacked by
the malady are Frank Westerfield and his
wife. A few days ago thev partook of
some pork which, it ia said, was not suffi
ciently well cooked, liotli soon com
ruenced to suffer excruciating pain and
were C3mpelled to take to their beds. Mr.
estertirld's attack was more severe, and
it was thought would end fatally, but a
slight improvement is noticed by the at
tending physicians. Mrs. Westerneid
is able to be about.
A Bad Accident.
Loui8ViLLa,KY.,Deceniber9. A special
to tne Courur-Journal aays J ames banders.
ltn bis wife and tnree children, were
crossing the Kentucky river in a skiff last
nignt, near JMcnoiasviiie.Ky. wnen near
inn the onDoaita bank thev mimed tha
lauding place and the skiff struck a pro
lactins snag, upsetting tne boat. Mr.
Sanders succeeded in getting ashore, but
it was so very dark be was unable to ren
der any assistance to his wife and three
little cb'ldren and they were ail drowned,
Tneir bodies were all found to-day, and
the mother and tnree cnildren will be
buried in one grave to-morrow.
Enrmiea Beady la Btrtke.
Every family is constantly in danger
from impure water, unripe fruit, unwhole
some food, contagions diseases, cramps,
eholera morbus, coughs and colds, indi
gestion and simple fevers. In such ease
a bottle of Parker's Tonic kept in; the
ho'iss renders it unnecessary to call a phy
sician. Nothing so good for children.
Death of Ex-Senator James Et Bailey
L-. at ClarksYille, Tenn After a
VXi Lingering Illness.
of a White Woman
by a Kegrfrju. Hear Bra
Postofflee tagpeeto rs for tae Ckattaaoog a
Division Business Changes at '
Brownsville Teas. '
Israelii, to Till apmal.I
. , CLABksViLLK, Tenn., December 29. The
Hon. Joe. E. Bailey died at his residence
in this city this morning at 7 o'c'ock. He
has been in a low state of health for ome
time, and bis death has been constantly
expected for several days. The bar held
a meeting this morning to take suitable
action. Judge Chaa. E. Smith presided
ad the Hon. Wm. M. Daniel, Ue Hon.
John F. House, Gen. W.A. Qaarles. Judge
H. H. Lnrton and Judge C. W. Tyler were
appointed a . committee to draft resolu
tions. A citizens meeting will be held
Monday to give expression to the high es
teem in which the deceased was always
held in this community. The funeral will
take place to-morrow from the Presby
J SPECIAL TO TBI ATFSAL.1
Nashville, Tknn., December 29. Ex
Senator James E. Bailey died at . Clarks
ville tbis morning at 7:90 o'clock. He
bad suffered for Beveral years with tumor
of tbe stomach, and two weeks agj his
condition became critical. He died sur
rounded by his friends peacefully and
conscious to the end. His remains will be
interred at Greenwood Cemetery at 2
o'c'ock to-morrow afternoon. He was
born near Clarksville Tenn., August 1
1822. He received a collegiate education
at the university of Nashville, and at
twenty-two was licensed aa an attorney.
going into partnership with George C.
coyu. ne was elected to tbe Legislature
by the Whigs in 1853, and supported Ee'l
and Everett in 1800. At the breaking out
of the war he was charged with the dntv
of equipping the troops of the State a't
Nastiville. From this city he went to
Clarksville and raised a company, of which
be was captain. At Fort Donelson he was
elected eolonal ai the Fnrry-ninia Ten
nessee Infantry. He waa captured
at Fort Donelson and remained
in prison six months when he was ex
changed. His health was so much im
paired that he was no longer fit for the
field and he was elected judge of the per
manent military court ot Hardee's court.
He was twice appointed to the bench of
the Supreme Court cf Tennessee. He was
defeated before the Democraticonveution
for Congress in 1674 by James D. Po.ter,
hut in 1876 he was elected to the United
States Senate, which he filled until 18SI.
He was a member of the Presbyterian
church and highly respected. He leaves
a wife and five children.
A White Woman Brutally Murdered
by a Begro.
ISFICIAL TO TBS APPEAL. 1
Bbaden, Tenk , December 29. Satur
day evening a Mrs. Bowman, living near
Lambert, six milea from this place, was
returning to her home on the Patterson
farm, having been to Lambert, making
some purchases for the family. Soon after
leaving the store she waa halted in the
pnblic road by a negro, who struck her
several blows with a heavy stick, and in
juring her so seriously that she died Mon
day evening from the effects of the b ows.
The brute then robbed her of wh-it money
ahe had, about $12, and tied. The negro
who committed the outrage is ramed
Martin Van Buren, alias Martin McFar
land ; is aoont nineteen jrons old, weigbs
about 130 pound?, copper color, two front
teeth very wide apart.
Mr. Bowman moved to this county from
New York about twelve months ago, and
purchased about 600 acres of the old Pat
terson farm. Tho family have proved to
be excellent citizens and enjoyed the re
spect of all who knew them. What edds
horror to the crime is that Mrs. Bowman
would Boon have been confined. Every
effort will be made to capture the villain,
and it is hoped he will soon be made to
pay tne penalty ne nas so justly earned.
Dropped Aead While Waablnc Hla Face
a voupie oi ranarca.
I SPECIAL TO THE APPEAL.
Jackson. Tenm.. December 29. Ken-
drick & True, grocery merchant?, made an
assignment yesterday. Liabilities, $1695;
Ibis evening M. Cohn, dealer in cry
goods and groceries, was closed by tbe
sheriff. Assets and liabilities at tbis writ
ing are unknown.
Mr. a. A. Williams, an old and highly
respected citizen of this county, dropped
dead yesterday while washing his face.
A Couple or Important Business
1 SPECIAL TO THE APPEAL. 1
Bbownsville, Tenn., December 9.
Two important business changes have
taken place. Fanning & Co. and S. F.
Thomas & Co., lending grocery firms, will
hereafter be one firm. J. B. Keathley &
Co., furniture men, have sold to T. E.
G law & Co., who will conduct the busi
ness as the Brownsville iuruiture Com
pany. CHATTASOOUA, TENN.
Appointment or PoMoffien Inspector
lor iennesee aod alabama.
UrKCIAL to THS APPEAL 1
Chattanooga. Tenn.. December 29.
Tbe Postmaster-General has sent a tele
gram announcing tbe appointment of the
following postollice inspectors lor tne divi
sion including tbe States of Alabama,
Georgia, Flotilla, South Carolina and Ten
nessee, witb headquarters at Uuattanooga :
Henry Uootn ot Alabama in charge. W.
C. Baird of Tennessee, V. C. Whiteside of
Tennessee, James" Hancock of Washing
ton, v. J., h. i-j. Dosser of I ennessee, W.
W. bi in peon ol lenness?e. ,. a. Treutlen
of South Carolina. Booth, Baird and
Whiteside are Republicans and were ap
pointed Beveral years ago.
New Orleans Race.
Naw OHi.cANs,LA.,Deceraber 29. Racing
wan resumed "r' ""1!r waS
cloudy, but pleasant.
trtt Kacctot ail (gee; one mile.
Funka won by half a length; Fleur de Lis
second, Spalding third, beating BobSwim,
r letch Taylor, Gircua and l'eacock. Time
Second Hace. Helling allowances; tor
beaten horses; three-quarters of a mile,
Malvolio won bv a length : Desire second.
Leonard third, beating Kowdy Boy and
Little Charley, lime 1:19.
Third Jace.bor beaten horses; one
mite. Baton Rouge won by a head;
Woodcraft second, Bric-a-Brac third, beat
ing I'anola, Hot Box and Blarney. Time
f ourth Jiace. r all ages; winning
penalties and non-winning allowances;
nno and an eighth miles. Ligan won by
bait a length: Diamond second, rsrough
ton third, Biddy Bowling last. Time 2,
Cost or Basalsf a Kaelna; N table.
The cost of running a racing stable
throughout a season, says the Sporting
Life, is immense, and the winnings most
be large before aay profits are made. Tbe
amounts credited to a number of tbe
prominent stables this year look big, but
when the numerous expenses are deduct
ed the net income will be found to be very
small. The proprietor of the Melbourne
stables gives a pretty clear idea ot tbe ex
pense attached in manipulating a collec
tion of campaigners throughout
the season, and for example cites
the Dwyer Brothers experience of
last year. Said he: "The pro
prietors of the Brooklyn aggregation of
racers are pnt down as having made $75,
000 last season, ytt they are reputed to
have lost money and I have no doubt that
they did. You see the expenses of their
stables exceeded their earnings. The
heavy expense are involved in many
items, the most serious one being probably
the forfeiture of stakes. I will state my
case in this instance particularly : I have
four colts entered in the two and three-year-old
forms in forty different stake
races. That in itself represents with me a
cash outlay of $10,000. I had, of course,
the opportunity of declarins my entries
out np to certain dates, which I could have
done at a loss of only !0 to $35 for each
entry. But if a man's colts give an
promise whatever be will not draw them,
and that leaves him to the alternative of
leavihg the $100 np and Starting, or with
drawing the day before the rate and stand
ing the $50 forfeit. This loss in the course
of a season amounts to a tremendous sap
of money. I will state, however, that in
the matter of. forfeitures in stakes the
racing associations are each year becominM
more liberal. The stable service is quite an
expensive thing also. Take it all through,
and a stable will average One boy to each
horee. I had nine horses in mv stable.
.and I keep my nine boys eleven months
in tne year. Tne foreman cook and two
head rubbers get $20. a month, and the
Others from $10 to $12 a month. Thfey are
all furnished by the with tood, blankets,
etc. A trainer is paid according to his
experience and ability, some of them get
ting big wages. Then the expense w'
jocktys is a big item. In addition to the
$10 for each mount, or $25 for a winner;
the cstora has grown tip until It ia al
most an 'unwritten rule to. present
the winning jockey- in any event
of importance with $100. This 1a in
addition to any salary he may draw
from the stable for making its mounts es
pecially. " It is well known that Mr. Cor
rigan presentecLIsaac Murphy, the skilled
eoloKdJock, with $500 when he rods the
winner of the American Derby at Chicago
last June. Tbis was outside of the salary
of $5000 pet "year tnaf Tttarphy gets from
him. Aa.baatake paid something like
$10,7C0 it will be seen that Mr. Corrigan
could well afford to pay the sum; but it
only shows that tha jockeys are in the
habit of expecting something of this
kind with every important win. An
other heavy item of expense is the cost
of transportation. But I may say it is
net aa heavy as some think. When, my
nine horses were shipped to Chicago I
sent them by express in a special car, and
the stable boys accompanied them, the
cost being $75. Oae of the heavy items,
however, is the transportation of baggage
and the stable outfit to the face track in
wagons, and the feed. This takes a con
siderable outlay. For instancy when hay
can be purchased for $12 it costs about $16
to lay it down in the stable ready lor use.
I consider the carryiDg ol a stable of run
ners about the country is about as expen
sive as running a circus, and the returns
are not by any means as well assured." -
Ths 810,000 Hall or the Order al loula
vtlle Dedicated wlln Imposing
Louisville Courier Journal, 28th: The
dedication cf the new Colored Odd-Fel-lows's
Hall, formerly Eclipse Hall, at the
corner of Thirteenth and Walnut streets,
yesterday afternoon, drew an immense
throng of colored people to the ceremo
nies. Then are about 2000 colored Odd-
Fellows in the city, and the majority of
them were present in attractive uniform.
Not only was the main room filled with
people, but crowds surged in and out of
the Beveral other large halls, forming a
part ot the order's property, and incor
porated in the big building which has be
come their own in its entirety. .
i ne ceremonies were under the direc
tion of a subcommittee elected to Uke
charge of all the important work of the
order in the city, and is composed of the
following gentlemen: C. F. Spauiding,
master of reremonies; P. T. Smith, vice-
president; Samuel Johnson, H. R. Smith,
i. H. Keene, Wm. II. Gibson, secretary,
Horace Moore, w. r. Annis. grand
deputy, and Charles Henry Johnson.
Ihe etige was handsomely decorated.
and besides the subcommittee and digni
taries, there were upon it as visitors fr.
J. C. N. Fowles, a prominent colored
Mason, T. Morris Chester of New Orleans,
Grand Master of Kentucky W. H. Muir of
Frankfort, and J. C. McKinlev. Grand Sec
retary of the State.
Mrj. W. a., btewait presided at the
the organ, and was assisted by a well
The ceremonies were opened with
prayer by the Bev. D. S. Bentley, after
which the choir sang a hymn. The audi
ence was then addressed by Mr. William
H. Gibson, tha venerable secretary of the
order, who spoke in clear, pleasing and
iorcjlila lanfmaoo. J - ' - - -
When Mr. Gibson had finished the
choir sang again, and the main ceremonies
of dedicating the building were per
formed. Each member took part in the
reading of Scriptural passages and
in sprinkling tbe Bible with earth,
wine, corn and water, typical of sub
stance, blood of Christ, growth and pu
rity respectively. The principals in the
ceremony were clad in priestly robes, and
with the assistance of the choir the ser
vices were rendered very impressive. A
solemn march around the hall and read
ings and responses completed the cere
monies. As grand deputy, Mr. W. P.
Annis then formally presented the build
ing to President Spalding, and the choir
A gener6Vcollection was taken, and
the Key. Smith Claiborne of the Twelfth
Street Church closed the services in a
short sermon and prayer.
The Mexican Border Troubles.
St. Lotus, Mo., December 29. The
Ghbe-Democral'i correspondent at Browns
ville, Tex , telegraphs as follows: ''Ad
vices from Kto Grande City etato that Maj.
Kellogg, at the head of sixty United States
soldiers, left KLnggold barracks for the
Juan Maldona ranche, eighteen miles
above, on the river, to arrett tr disperse
any armed forces there cathered for the
purpose of invading the city of Mier, Mex
ico. A deputy sheriff sent to reconnoiter
reported that there were about a dczsn
armed Mexicans at the ranche, and the
efforts to get a force together there have
proved abortive. It is also said the force
is only a gathering of smugglers.
Storms at Sea.
Halifax, N. 8., Decembsr 29. The
steamer Linn O'Dee, which arrived here
this afternoon, encountered in the By of
Fundy, Sunday, a storm which rag'd with
great severity. The steamer left Boston
on Sunday morning and the gale came on
before dark. During the night hugs waves
washed the vessel's deck, damaging boats
and gear. Tbe ringing and decks soon be
came completely coated with ice. Twice
during the night the steamer was on tire,
ar.d the flames were subdued with the ut
most difficulty. Tbe cargo of flour was
considerably damaged by water.
Tbe Bantlrohe Disaster.
W1LKE8BARBK, Pa , December 29.
There appears to be no change to-day in
the situation at No. 1 slope in Naoticoke.
The work of clearing up goes on slowly
bnt steadily. George and Joseph Kivler,
brothers of the three Kivlers who are
among the victims, explored the mine as
thoroughly as possible this a'ternoon.
They came to the conclusion that it waa
impossible that the entombed could still
be alive, and that beyond any further
doubt they had been overwhelmed by the
flwv of airy. wljif.i follrvwpd. and h fitit
every portion of the workings.
Learning- to Io Without Food.
Palmtba, Wis , December 29. Thos.
Green, residing in Suilivan township, has
created considerable excitement and much
comment by abstaining from nourishment
of any kind for the past fourteen days. Two
weeks ago, while attending a series of re
vivals at the Free Methodist Church in
his village, Mr. Green became possessed of
the idea that he should receive "power"
by fasting and prayer. He still asserts
that he will continue to fast nntil he te-
ceives "this power."
Hats used Tongalice as a local applica
tion to an inflamed and swollen knee
joint, and I never knew rain and swell
ing surside more rapidly.
PUILO. a. VALENTINE, M. D., St. Louis.
Pittsburg, December 29. This morn
ing abont daylight James Kain, a des
perate character, shot and almost instantly
kilied John Wright, a colored man, be
cause the latter accidentally ran against
him on the street, i or se vera; days past
Kain has been drinking hard. He has
figured in numerous cutting and shooting
atf ravs within the past few years, bnt
heretofore his victims have recovered. He
has been arrested.
Confessed Blmseir a Murderer.
Albany, N. Y., December 29. A spe
cial to tbe is rem no Journal from Uuilder-
land Station says: "A letter signed John
R. Swift, and dated September 17th, has
been found near Indian Ladder. Tbe
writer says that he murdered a man named
Hailey and threw tbe body into a hole.
He also aavs that be secreted in a cave
ilCOO in gold and bills, which he gives to
the finder of the letter. The letter states
that Swift and Hailey committed a rob
bery in Knowervule last summer."
8aivation Oil is the greatest cure on
earth for pain. It affords instant relief
and eneedy cure to all an if ere ra from rheu
matism, neuralgia, headache, sore throat,
pain in tbe back, side and limbs, cuts,
bruises, etc Price, 20 cents a bottle.
OIL MUL BURNED.
The Workg at Greenville, Mis., Owned
try W. & H. Stead of England; De
With 8300 Bales of Cotton and Eight or
Ten Small Dwellings The
Estimated at $300,009, with an Insur
ance of $32,000-011111 Explo
sion it Mobile. .
Gbsknvhxb, . Mips., December 29 A
cottonseed oil-mill, owned by EL S ead &
Co. of England, was burntd this morning.
The building was about 400 feet long, and
with machinery and contents was value
at $120,000. The insurance is I32.0C0. The
flames spreajlio eight or ten small dwell
ings adjoining, and they, together with
3300 bab of cotton in the yard, were con
aum',.Arfce total loss is eetimatod at
$300,000. ;i Tha insurance is believed to be
less than $10 am. The ownership of the
cotton was drvide&betwen a considerable
number of firms and Individuals.
Oll-Hlll Expioianu at Mobile. '
Mobile, Ala., December 29. This
morning one of the boikrs ot the Gail
City oil works exploded wiii terrific force,
blowing out the east and west ways of the
building and destroying the adjoining
sheds. At the time oi the explosion J. 8
Stauoton of Social, Ga., the foreman, ind
twenty-four colored hands were at work.
A crowd soon collected and begin extri
cating the wounded, whose cries could be
heard from all parts oj the debris. When
the work was finished it was found that
ten were killed and injured, as follows: J.
S. Staunton, fatally injured ; Israel Brasley,
fatally scalded, has since died ; A. Hicks,
fireman, fatally injured; W. H. Jones,
fatally scalded; Morris Wallace, Wilbs
Black, Daniel Jackson and Peter Chris
tian, burned to death, their charred re
mains being found in the debris. Bichard
Hunter and William Borden were also
seriously injured. The explosion is at
tributable to lack of water in the boiler.
It occurred just after midnight. The
whistle had just blown for lunch, or the
casualties misht hsva been greater. Too
coroner, assisted by experts, is investigat
ing the accident. Tbe injured are heicg
cared for at their homes.
TdE FREXCU CRISIS.
Tbe KeslBuatlons or tbe Brlason Minis
try Accepted by Freildeut Grevr.
M, Da Freyelnet Summoned to Form a
Paris, December 29. After a short ses
sion of the Cabinet to-day Premier Briseou
called upon President Grevy and tendered
the resignation of the whole Cabinet M.
Brisson, replying to M. Grevy, sail he de
sired to retire from political fife for a year,
in order to take a triucb-needed rest. The
government'a majority on the Too qui n
credit was too small, he said, for a stable
government, and the result of the Paris
elections was a further reasoning for re
signing. PARLIAMENT CLOSED.
The session of Parliament was clrsed to
day. , ,
The French Government will seoda
permanent agent to Cores in January,
with power to negotiate a treaty with that
President Grevy again summoned M.
BrissoB to-day and strongly urged him to
continue n office. 1 M " 3ii&ou was oo
darata, however. The President then re
quested M. da Freycinet t3 form a
Cabinet, the latter promised to give an
swer to-morrow. It is thought probable
that M. de Freycinet will accept the
ptemiersbip, and that he will hold also the
foreign and national portfolios and will
organ:z9 protectorates over Madagascar
and Tonquin. M. Ferry had a long con
ference to-day with M. Grevy. President
Grevy finally accepted the resignations of
all the ministers.
TH BALLOTING FOR PRESIDENT.
In the balloting for President yesteiday
M. Brisson received 68 votes, M. de Frey
cinet 14, and M. Ferry 2. It is supposed
that M. Brisson's withdrawal from politi
cal life is only temporary, and that he re
tires for the present with the object of in
creasing, eventually, his chances for the
A LIVELY SCENE.
There was a lively scene to-nieht in the
Chamber of Deputies. Several members
charged that an inaccurate record had
bad been kept of the votes on theTonauin
credit Shouts of "Liar!" "Swindler!"
were raised in all parts of the Chamber.
Tbe official record was voted to be correct.
The uproar was repeated in the lobbies,
and at least two duels are likely to result
from the controversy.
NEWS IN 33KIEF.
Louisviilo, Ky., December 29. J. C.
Webb & Co., printers, assiened to-day.
Liabilities, $6000; assets, $7000.
New York, December 19. The total
exports of produce from this port during
uie pasi weeK were vaiuea at n.VOo.sity.
San Francisco. December 29. Am one
the passengers from Australia by the
steamer Maroa to-day were Dion and Mrs,
Har'.foid. Ct.. December 29. Several
sharp shocks of earthquake were felt in
this cit- this morning between 4 :30 and
b :M o clock.
San Francisco. Cal., December 29. The
steamer Maroa arrived this morning
from Australia, with Sydney news to
New York, December 29. The fallow.
ing is the visible snrp-yol grain, as com
piled Dy the JNer York Produce Ex
change Wheat, 58.431,813 bushels; corn,
Pittsburg, Pa.. December 9. The
Monongahela mining situation was quiet
to-day. The strikers kept away from the
miners and made no r.ttempt to interfere
witn tne nsn-umon workmen.
Coshocton, O., December 29. G. W.
Magaw, deaUr in boots and shoe, made
an assignment to J. True this afternoon
for the benefit ot his creditors. The sup-
orxwi naoiiiiies are jouju; assets, Joiwu.
JieWuVrl,n"vI'a- necember 29. A
Midnight a tire broke out in me cargo of
the steamship Ryerson loading with cot
ton, ihe city nre department was sum-
mo&ed and is now working at the steamer.
ihe extent ol the damage is not ascer
Nashville, Tenn., December 29. Ex-
United States Senator James . Bailey
died at his home in UiaiKsviue, this morn'
ing, at 7 :50 o'clock, after a protracted ill
ness, in bis sixty-third year. He repre
sented this otate in the senate from 1877
to J 881.
Chattanooga. Tenn., December 29. Nine
frame residences and stores burned down
on East Ninth street this morning, causing
a loss ot $ I t,t XXI; insurance, fOOOO. Tbe
losei s are K. D. Peeples, John Sully, J. P,
McMillan, Sons and Daughters of Zion
and R. V. Brennan.
Chattanooga, Tenn- December 29. A
telegram from Hot Springs, Ark., says the
Hon. E. A. James died this morning in
that place of sciatic rheumatism. He was
a leading Tennessee politician, an elector
in 1880, a loader of the anti-Seabig move
ment in 1882, and an ex-titate Senator.
Atlanta, Ga., December 29 James
Turner, a nephew of United States Senator
Brown, was run over by a freight train in
the Western and Atlantic railroad-yards
last night, and ground to death. The en
gine was rnnning backward, and there
waa no headlight to warn him ot his
Cincinnati, O., December 29. Capt Ed
C. Armstrong, a well-known electrician of
this city, died this evening cf consump
tion. It was through his efforts that the
system of police patrol wagons and signal
boxes now so valuable an adjunct to the
ronce department ot this city, was
alopted. Hd also perfected the police
telephone communication in this city.
New York, December 29. The question
of increasing the cairying capacity of the
Erie canal waa discussed at a meeting of
canal boatmen this afternoon. Keeolu
tions were adopted declaring that it w
the duty of the State to improve the Erie
Canal, without waiting for aid from the
general government, and denouncing the
extortions levied on canal commerce at
New York and Buffalo.
dainty, til., December 29. The Gem
City Tobacco Works to-dav chaneed their
system of working to eight hours a day,
met icg no change in wages. The name of
th company hereafter will be the "Eight
Hour Tobacco company." ibis is claimed
to be the first corporation to adopt th
eight hour system.
The Document Admitted to Probata and
All Ltgal Formulas Conrpltal VUtfc.
,?Nw York, December 2. William H.
Yanderbilt'e will was admitted to probate
to-day by the surrogate All membeo1
the family waived thr service of cita
tions and consented that the -r!l1 should
be admitted K ptaio once,
win, !,:. nnnocdg -tha cohnAet Z-
peared this afternoon before Prorate Clerk
with the conul who were witnesses to th
ftiL The robate Clerk took the state
menfS stfch teie that , they had wit-
aasd n aocumem ior it m. aa. v wuw
bill s his will, together witn tne cuw
gaf formulas as to his competency
to make a will, etc rnese witnesses
were er-Judge Bapplloj Ssmuel F. Bar
ker, U. 'V. Utarx and Jr. noiiiut!i.
The surrogate then signed a decreS ad
Bitting the will to probate. The Probate
Cierk iita proceeded to tha Vanderhilt
mausioa, where the widow of the testator
and font eons qualified as executrix and
executors. Letters testamentary were
therefore issued to them.
, BOAST EP ALIYEj
Horrible Puniabmeut Infllet on a
car Murderer in Alabama.
Momut. Ala.. December 28. Friday
week, at Gainesville, Clarke county, Ala.,
a youDg lady, Carrie Boyer, aged seven
teen, wiaa waylaid While ou her way home
from a neighbor's. She was found dying,
with a bullet-hole in tbe back of her neck
and with skull crushed in. A broken
gun-stock with blood hpoft.. it Was
fnnnl lvinu in the road. The sun stock
was rec gnized as belonging to Alex. Eeid,
it r;.i tiA
a negro living licnr at num. , i3i ucu
when the avengers came ior mm. me
barrel of the broken gun was found in
Raid's house. It had blood, and bair
noon it . .: "
Tha neople of Clarke and adjoining
counties, both whites and blackr. organ
ized a bunt for the murderer, i wo ne
groes captured him Thursday at the coun
ty line. The march to Gainestown was
DarticiDated in bv hundreds of men. At
severel places along the route the inhabit
tants turned out and demanded a iyncn
ing. but: the guard passed on in silence
until the spot was reached where the
crime was committed.
At 2 o clock yesterday Beid was chained
to a tree. He confessed that he had done
the deed, but that his gun went oft acci
dentally, and then be was forced by cir
cumstances to complete the murder. The
men then built a pen of light wood around
tbe criminal. The hegro Shouted for
mercy, but the flame was quickly applied.
After burning awhile the embers were
scattered and a new pen built lup, the
negro meanwhile suffering intense agony.
The process was repeated three times
before death came to his relief. .
This is the second incident of the kind
in the same place. About seven years ago
a negro preacher, who murdered an old
lady and a little boy and outraged a youcg
girl, was in a similar manner tied to the
stake and roasted to death.
THE SILVER PROBLEM.
An Effort Belna; Hade to Brlna;
Boston, December 28. A Washington
special to the Tramcript says: "A number
ot prominent Democratic .Representatives,
among them Speaker Carlisle, have been
in conference for the last faw days for the
purpose of devising some way to prevent
a conflict between the President and Con
gress on the silver question. They have
reached the conclusion that unless some
compromise is agreed upon between the
extreme men on both sides of the ques
tion jintmiaabl conet With the ad
ministration is Qevitable.
With a view to prevent this. Speaker
Carlisle has had several interviews with
the President, whom he finds well dis
posed to treat the convictions of the ex
tremists with fair consideration. The
Speaker, finding tbe President so well dis
posed, suggested that a compromise of
some kind be agreed npon, to which the
rresiuent is said to have heartily assented.
It is now thought by many that after the
convening of Congress a call for a caucus
of Democratic Senators and Representa
tives will be issued for the purpose of ad
justing this matter if possible. Among
the plans proposed is the passage ot the
bill to limit the coinage of silver to two
hundred and fifty million and to leave
it discretionary with the President
whether that amount shall be in
creased or not Another plan is to is
sue certificates of ones, twes and fives,
based either on bullion or coined dollars in
the Treasury. Tbe idea of this compromise
is to conciliate silver men and give them
an opportunity of preserving their pel tical
status with their constituents. Members
who have this matter in charge are hope-
iui that a compromise oi this kind will be
A BfeseB;er in Women's Clothing; lls-
Borse Nearly 87000.
ct. ions, mo . December a man
named Wm. E. Page, an Adams Express
messenger, diessed in women's clothes.
was brought into police headquarters to
night by .Detective frank .brskine and
taken irto Cant. Truchte's orivate effice.
where he produced from various parts of
his clothing $3800. In a statement made
by the prisoner after he was placed in a
cell, he said bo was express agent and
telegraph operator at Golden City,
Barton county. Mo., that he had stolen
the money found on him and more besides
which he did not know what had become
of. He said he was drunk on Christmas
Day and had been drnnk ever since. The
money came it bh tbe Bank of Commerce
of Kansas City o Aldrich. Niles & Co. of
Golden City. He knew it waa coming,
and when it arrived he took it andali the
other money in the effice, went to his
home, bundled a lot of his wife's clothes.
went into tne woods, dressed himsett and
took a train ior Springfield. There he
boarded a St Louis Tand San Francisco
train for St. Louis, and was arreeted by
Erskine between Pacific City and St. Louis.
He says there was $8000 in the package
stolen, but he claims not to know where
the remainder is. The detectives, hw
ever, think he secreted it. The robbery
was committed on Monday, but was not
discovered till last night, i'age was de
tected through bis du-suise by the con
ductor cf the train, who telegraphed to
onrt 1? rh-irm Ko., lvl t bo fi rat
train out and arrested the thief a few
miles from this city. Page says he doeen t
know why be committed the robbery, ex
cept that it was a drunken freak. He
could have taken a much larger sum a
few days before, lie has a wife and two
Determined to Set Married.
Louisville. Kt.. December 29. Sidney
Barber and Miss Katie Wootford, daughter
of Congressman Frank Woolford, were
married at Jetlersonville, Ind., to-niight.
The young couple ran away from their
home at Columbia, Ky., and rode forty
miles in a buggy to Lebanon, Ky., where
they took the train for Louisville. Tbe
young lady is about nineteen years old.
ADDITIONAL KIYKB NEWS.
K-re Killed bj e. Waan Flsyd.
VicrsBTBG. December 29. The Will 8.
Hajt paased up last night. A abort distance
aboTs Katehet Fiord Uickt. a nerro roustabout.
made a murderous assault ou John Winn, ths
mate. Capt. O. W. Floyd interfered, when ths
nesro turned on htm with a knife. Capt. Floyd
drew his revolver and fired on flicks, killing him
instantly. A ceroner's jury rendered a verdict
of justifiable bomicirte. aino was stiu m a crit
ical condition wnen tne boat lett.
PrrrsBTTBB, December 29. Night River
3 test and railing, n eatner cloudy and oold.
St. Louis, December 29. Night River
his train turned, and is now wellini: elowlv.
Vt aatber cloudy and mild, with litht rain falling
MOVEMENTS or OCE1I STUREBS,
Havre, December 29. Arrived: Mon
tana, &ew Orleans.
New Yoek, December 29. Arrived:
et. lAunent, Havre.
Bremen, December 9. Arrived: Sil
verdale. New Orleanj.
Palermo, December 29. Arrived: Eg
limine, aew vrieana.
Liverpool, December 29. Arrived
Milanese, titm Orleanj.
Gibbaltab, December 29. Arrived
ulenaiaru, New urleana.
Losddk, December 29. Passed Isle of
Wight: Havarton, New Orleanj, for Bremen. All
eetisgof the River Improvement Con
vention at Kansas City,
Few Hundred Delegates In Attendance
Permanent Organization Effected,
with Judge Jiathan Cole
Of St. Loali as Chairman The Appoiot
' meat ot Committees Great
JUHUB VIII, WW,, . . " "
Missouri Biver Improvement Convention
met at the Board of Trade at 10 o'clock
this morning. Representatives of Mis
souri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Dakota
and Montana, members oi tne xxecnove
Committee of the Western Waterway!
rWwBtitinn. E. M. Converse nro tern.
chairman, aid delegates from the St Paul
conveniioa were piaaRrri. udge Natban
Cole of St. Louis was made A.annanent
chairman ; H. M. K-irkpatnck oi ivaAisaa
On the Committees on Permanent Or
ganization and Credentials was E. K. Con
verse, New Orleans; Resolutions, James
Phelan, Memphis, who were appointed
nnder the rules of tbe convention. The
other members ot the committees were
appointed by the Otates,
At a meeting this afternoon the. Com
mittee on Organisation reported tliat sec
tion 9 defined the Missouri river as ex
tending from Fort Benton to the Gulf.
A motion was made to amend this by
making it the "Missouri river and tribu
taries." . .
The temporary and permanent cna.r-
man, the president oi ine nausas vuy
Board of Trade and others fivored the
After discussion, the matter lvas com
promised by striking out section 9, leaving
the question to the Committee on Keeolu
tions. This committee met to-night. A
harmonious reooit is expected, calling
on CongreBB to make large appropriations
for the Missouri and its tributaries and
the upper and lower Mississippi.
Letters from B. D. Wood cf New Or
leans, United States Senators Vest, Cdck
rell and Manderson, and Oirgressmen
Stone, Holmes, Hepburn, O JSeill, Dock
sry, Doraey, 6imm, Fredericks, Parkins,
and Govs, r erains, i-rice anu nurua nno
read indorsing tbe objects ot the conven
Associated Press Report.
Kaksas CItt. Mo . December 29. The
Rivermprovement CouventioM met at 11
o'clock, this morning, with about 400 dele-
Satea present from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa,
rebrask; Dakota and Mohtana. L. R.
Bolter or-Iowa called the convention to
order, and Mayor Magea of Sioux City
was made temporary chairman, commit
tees were Appointed, and the convention
adjourned kutil 2 o'clock this artarnon.
At the afternoon reesion of the River
Improvement Convention Nathan Cole of
St. Louis was snado permanent chairman.
President Allea of Kansas City Board of
Trade formally welcomed tbe delegates.
A general discission of tbe question of
nver improvements was entered npon,
after which adjournment wastaken till to
morrow. It is thought a final adjourn
ment will be had tomorrow night.
Tho Detroit Churea Trouble.
Dkthott, Mich., December 29. Every
thing has been quiet among the Poles to
day. A large nuiuWj of Poles attended
tbe inquest ot John larwaki, the Pole who
was shot Christmas Day, but no trouble
ensued. The inquest waa adjourns nntil
to-morrow. No doubt ia expressed but
that the verdict will be a murder by some
person or persons nnknown. Tc-mght
there waa presented for the consideration
oi the aldermen a netiu-ui from the fol
lowers of Father Kolaginfki, asking the
city to inteif re rn . compel the bishop to
reinstate ttiat p-i.-r. i was tabled. It
was reported that K'-laeinfci's emissaries
have been among the Po:ih people to
day circulating tne report that a new
priest would be consccra'.ed to-morrow
morning. As a natural cor.s quence trou
ble is expected, aud tae police are pre
pared to keep the peace.
GALLINA R0CC0 On Monday evening, De
cember 28, 18.45, at the residence cf Mr. Ccarles
Gallina, Mr. Victok P. Gallina and Miss Cklia
M. Rocco, both of this city. No cards.
OBAMMER FR4ZER At the First Baptist
Church, Memphis, Tenn., December 2-t, 188."), the
Rer. G. A. Ueavuee of Forrest City, Ark., and
Misi Mast E. Fbaieb of Denmark, Tenn., the
Rev. R. A . Venahle nffl-iiTie.
Memphis, Birmingham and Atlantic R.R.
Notice to Shippers.
r On and after Decfmbrr SOib, all
freight will be received for shipment, and deliv
eries made at the Compiny's New Depot, corner
Main street and Broadway.
X JAS. 6. DAY ANT,
General Freight Agent
IN WEST INDIES.
rpEE ATLAS STEAMSHIP CO. dispatch their
;s ail. An BXAAMsiiir w. aispfticn their
Magnificent Iron Steamers from Mew York
amaica. the Spanish Main and Costa Rici,
y alternate Wednesday. To the Uaytian
fort. returniDflr via Jamaica ever? alternate t ri
ray. K tenant oaloon and Stateroom ceo ram o
d at ions, situated amidships, where the motion is
least perceptible. Spec al Tourist Ticket at $5
per day, l inclusive of all chare" Apply to
XI. U. A?iLttf.VS. Agent,
22 State street, New York.
HAVING qualified a the assignee of J.
HUMPHREYS, tinder a deed of gen
assignment executed to me December 21, 1RS5, this
is to notify all creditors to present their claims at
once, and ajl parties indebted to him must settle
or call ana arrange tne.r aecouEis.
w.j. tuurnuuw, jr., Assignee,
NEW MUSIC BOOKS
"Empress of Song," containing 63 vocal pieces,
we, by man doc.
Song Souvenir," containing 50 vocal pieees.SOe,
bv mail 65c.
"Piano Sonvenir," containing GO instrumental
pieces, own, by mail ooc.
'Folio of Music," containing 80 instrumental
'IxoeTsTor effioiTTor 'the Urgan," noniaimiii
complete instructions, besides over 100 vocal
and instrumental piece, bound ia boards,
Pimm SI . nnnttnnid.
'Coe a Method for tbe Violin," the wateet and
3 oat progressive instructor published, having
1 neeesearv instructions, and 100 mleotions,
such as "When the Robins Nest Again' I'tl
Await my Love, Danoinr in the Ham,
"Little Darling Dream of Me," Pek-
Boo," "Some Day." Price 75c, postpaid.
iplet. stock of Musie Rolls, Cases, Wrappers,
Dprinc-tsack r olios, in new iiesigni
of Leather and Plush.
ALL. 8TTm.Es AND PRICES.
0. E. HOUCK & CO.
380 Main Mreet, Memphis.
Sol. Intti for Chiekerinr, Hardman and New
KELLY, ROPER & REILLY,
Grocers and Cotton Factors,
o. 302 Main Street, Oayoo Block.
Oliver Finnie & Go.
ONE CAR Load New York State Buckwheat,
ONE CAR Load Best California Fruits,
ONE CAR Load California Salmon,
ONE CAR Load Oatmeal, Cracked Wneat,!Ete.,
ONE CAR Load Cocoannts,
ONE CAR Load Nuts, Currants, Figs, Etc.,
ONE CAR Load Fit e-Works, Fire-Crackers, Etc,
ONE CAR Load Fancy Candies,
ONE CAR Load ttiout, Pickles and Pigs-Feet.
liVei?. IFtV'TI ie cfis O
FALL AND WINTER
Felt Hats (new shapes) at........ 7fi
Fine French Felts (the best) at $1 26
Birds, F.atners, Flawers, Kte. j
ALL GOODS REDUCED TO CLOSE
OCK 1MBB.NNE STOCK. 7
A Fall Lin, of P9CKKTB00KS and SACHSLS,
duo ana 7oo.
lines Assortment r Doll, In In CHy
kb-Hits Bashaiwd. feathere Cleaned, Dred
aar GOLDKK HAIR WASH, br Small or
We Make a Specialty ot Millinery,
Employ ta. bast bands in thecMT. civeonr whole
sUeati to it, and we defy eompetition i;ihat
WEATHfiiXFORD & ESTES
Wo. S Madiwon Street.
AT COMO, MISS.
The Family Residence ot the Late
Col. fl. R. 8-edge,
lOMPLaTB in all of its acrKiirtmenta end
Kj modern improvements, ia tbe aay of Batn
Rooms, Wi'sr ooiiTenienoei, SerTsnts' Booms,
FOCaVTEEX (14) ,
situated vary car the depot of tb. aHarissiwni
and TeniesM railroad, in Como, oo a kt oon
tainin, atront tare sores of laod, on whieb rtjw
The Fiaeat Fruits and Yegetables
Vnown to this aretioa of ooontry. Tb. frout
fc'rooD'H are boattited witb exotics, erer na,
aod olh6rr:rre an beautiful rhrub and plants.
The property ill be sold fur rath, tothe high
est acd best bidder, at pebiio outcry, on tb.
9th Day t January, 1886,
for division and distribution to the heirs of Mrs.
C. E. Hedge. laMly deceased. The sale will he
r?ade in a-ooa faith and without reservation.
For ftrrther particulars apply either to Sledse A
KorBeet. Front trMt, Memphis, I.nn., or to
Sleda-o Bros., Como, Jsisj.
N. R. SLEPqB t al, Executors.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS I
SOW IS YOl'K TIME TO BUY.
GREAT BARGAINS IN
GUITARS, Banjos, Violins, Flutes, A ure
phohe, Aocordeons, Musto Boxes, Musical
Albums, Musioal Toys, Piano Covers, Moolj,
Music Boobs, Sheet Music, etc. Call soon at
Ej A. Benson's Music Store,
810 Main SUOpp. Feabody Hotel.
To thfi Non-ReIdot Tax-Fier of ITit"
tenden lonuly, Ark.:
WTT.T. h. t thm office of CLARK. JOHNSOn
a 4 VsVS.a lur VUtJ Ua tnjBU VI V-a.JVaasj, asnsjai
the year of 1885,
On January 5, 6 and 7, 1SSG.
W. F. WERNER,
fthoriff and Collector, Crittenden Co., Art.
lUXtMSr OF DIuECTOBS.
Unto, and Plavtkbs Basc or Mkmpris, 1
Mr urniB, Texx December 7, 188&. )
STOCKHOLDERS ar. hereby aoti6ed that aa
O election Tw directors of this bank., to servo
the eosuiD, year wm he U.ta at the bank Moo
day. January 11, 1886, from 10 0'ei.va. .ui. nntil
nntil 2 p.m. 8. P. REAU, Oatyor. -
No. 120 Broadway, New York.
DEPOSIT account reotivtd from bankers,
merchant and others, and interest allowed
Advances made to correspondents on approred
business paper or other rood collateral.
Lsetters oi credit issued, uoiieccions maae.
Government bonds and other securities boucht
and sold on commission.
J. F. HOLST & BBQ.
(Suooeisors to 8. B. Hoist k Bro.l
SSO HAD) STREET. MEMPHIS
A FULL and oomrlcto stock of Wood and Me
tallio Cases and Caskets, Cloth-Oovorsd Cal
kets and Burial Robes always on hand,
artf Orders hv tI.BTatta prolnptlr tilled.
J WOULD respeotfully notify the traveling pub.
lie ttat tha order of condemnation made Au-
.nst 21. 1HN6. on the Commercial Hotel (now
known as the PRIDDY llOUSK) has been re
moved. Attention is called to the following cer
tificates: r.DWlN u. Junes, Architect.
Memphis, Timh., December 4, 18H.
W bave examlneed the bmldinir known as th.
Commercial Hotel (orPHIDDY HOUSE), located
on the southwest corner ot Jefferson street and
Center alley, and find that the whole edifioe has
been taorouirnty repairea ana reouui wnere ae
factive. so that there are no arounds for the con
demnation acreed upon by tbe Taxing-District
authorities (August 23, 1885) to remain any longer
in force. Ibigned.l
NILES MERIWETHER, Tax.-Dis. Eng'r.
Memphis, Tcnn., December 2, 1885.
I have examined the Commercial Hotel (now
known as the PKIDDY HoU.tK) on Jefferson
street, and find that it has been repaired and
renovated under the supervision of Mr. Edwin C.
Jones, architect, so thnt it is now in a thorough
sanitary oonaition. idisnea.i
D. F. JACKSON, Health Officer
Mxbpbib. Txsk.. Dc5embr X IWiS.
I)K. If. L. L4SKI,
Physician, Surgeon & Acconcheur,
343 Slain Street, Near Tnion
Telephon. So. 88. ;
DR. R. E. BTJIXINGTON,
fc.WT.-wi .'afcl i' WTIAiT
ataln Street, t t Jfeniplifr, Tenn.
"D EFER8, by permission, to J, H. Goodbar ol
XV Uoodbar Co.: Johnson Vance, w.B.
Bruce, J. J. Tho--n of Palmer, Thornton A Co. ;
Slod.e A Norfleew'A. D. Lang-staff, ArinEtead A
Lundee, Tate Brothers, J. T. Laprade, Benin
Lynn, Cashier Memphis City ire lnrurancSX'o. I
J. M. rarrington, ot llxjufa karrinaton.
Maws-ma- Tamr.. December 12. 1885:
rpHB arnaal election for fifteen directors of
a. this bank, to serve tor toe ensuing year, win
be held at its bankina house. No. 1 Main street,
on TUESDAY. JANUARY 12, 1886. Polls open
from 11 o mocr a m. to ib. ro .
EDWARD GOLDSMITH, Cashier.
THE UYPSY CLAIRVOYANT.
rpKLt S the past, present and future, brinrs the
L parte 1 tonetner. causes spseay marriage,
sr-ivea infiirtioD eoncarninsT business troubles.
locates lingering diseases and treats them by
magnetism. MADAM n. laa,
177 Third si., he. Poplar wnd Wavuhinw-ton
RojMU Trctsiie Sociisquc annucnlibusz
j decreyil ornaluiii Virum H
5 in numervm Termissorum cooptare. If sum
2 idea it numerum Pcrmissorum cooplal, om-3
nium$U6 pririhgiorum quibus Tcrmissi itKS-3
I dem Colic gii fruunlur, parliciptm facil. ff
In cujus reifidem, hoc diploma, sigulo suo,
Trasidis, Secrclariique chirographo munilum 3
glrtara gulutrarrji in Cemrta $ orionm g
Sfxlo die mensis tfprilis Anno t)ominii
g Collcfc-e. II
(LlTES Al. TANELAT10N Or TBI ABOVM DlTLOMA.)
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, EDINBURGH.
At iht earnest rrqutst of thr Honorable President and Afem
btri cf tie aforesaid CoU?e, H'e declare to torn soever these
presents may'concem, the skilful fhysicin, James Albart Hunter,
to be hereafter ranked among- Ihe number cf licentiates of this
institution and to justly claim a right to the privileges uhict suek
et degree entails. "
In faith of which. His Honor, the. President, and his Secre
taries of the above named College, hare issued, nnder their seal,
the Medical Diploma of yames A . Hunter.
Given at Edinburgh, at a meeting of the Me-mhers, on the
sixth day of April, in the year of Onr Lord eighteen hundred and
eighty-three'. (Signed and sealed as above.)
5 . ... 5ft vitttrt VU:. 5
Eisce Uteris leslalur
I sludiis prtEscriplis rile
subjecisse, alque ila ad
spondisse ul muneri
'Pharmacexdico, suscipiendo omnino par esse:
(Sdiuburgt die sexto
: millesimo oclingenlesimo
IseeSMS 0. Q-'ilMpl.,
T. O. Llttliolu.
PMHciw Hmm Watasn
JOMpfea S..1, .
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5 I ol th. 11
Literal Transltiosi ot trx asova DirLOMA.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, EDINBURGH.
' By these presents, If'e do testify that the skilful practi
tioner, Jaaei Albert Hunter, thorough course of the studies
prescribed in our Curriculum, has undergone of examination and
so answered the questions proposed, as to be fully equal to the duties
required tf him in tbe department of StmoaRY and Pharmacy.
ijtven.ut I'.praBVROM, on sue
'eight hundred and eighty-three.
Dr. Hunter's lili to Memphis.
Dr. James A. Hunter, forniBrlr of t-uropo, late ol New Orleans. Uootor nf
Medicine and Surgery, University of Bruwels. Liotactiate of the Itoynl Collejroa
of Physicians and Surgeons, EdinJnhgi a Pupil cSU Thomas Hoit.U and
the Great Brompton Hospital for tliwises oT.the CWst, London, is making fc
Jarief Professional visit to this c'ty be i'-ire returning to Etiroiie, and maybe
consulted at No. 80 Court Stret't, lietween Sd and 4Ui Suwl.
Dr. Hunter has, for twenty-live years, devoted fecial nttention to diseases
of tho Head, Throat, Chest and Blood, embracbf Catarrh. Soro Throat,
Bronchitis, Asthma, Consumption, Deafness, Eye, Iteart and llrain Diseases,
Scrofula, etc. Oflloe hours, 10 a. ni. to U tu.; 1 to C p. m.
Persons at a distance should send for Vf. Hmiter'a Journal, Books and
lists of Questions. While a personal consultation is t!irablo. it is not always
necessary, and treatment can, in all cases, bo conducted by correspondence
ZEIiIaMER fc CO.
For tadioK, ientlomeii and CUtkiren.
IF'iin.o Boots cfc? StioesI
In I.alat aod Most
300 TAITT STREET. ; t
CHi ai Mil Mis,
305 AND 307 MAIN STREET-.
terSFITS AD K1IIKTN
All X-Mas Goods!
m ft 1 if
mm ran?, nn
BENTIEIEN'S FVENISHINS GOODS
Nob. 32S-3X8 Main Street Memphli, Tenn
WI ARK IB DAILY RKCKITT Ot DKBIRABLR sTAi.1. AID WINTER 800IH1, WHICH
w. offer to th. trad. upon ths most favorabl. t.rmi. Ou prisss will aonpar lavarablr with uom
et mars.ttll th.llnttfd Stato. Hp"'nHnliir.TTits ti Cash lloy.rs. l.KM WM a J A t.t
nImer,Thornton &, Oo.
INo. 308 Eront Street
a . . ,. , , ,1
DUOoassoTS to awn m iiovan sdh a. e. iiuaan,
a aad SMS fjead ltr, kslwms tlajas aad Btaalf,
Dealers in Lumber, Shingles, Lath, Doors, Sash and Blind.
Orders Iliad prossptlv. Tel.phon. No, tfiO.
"a7CTH E.-In dlsoontinslss; th. lumber basics. oonilaM.d ander mf nam. at 383-385 Saeond St.,
1 I take pleasure ia rscomm.ndiDc mf saoosrsnrs, Mwirs. 1. O. liO KY A CO.. to th. pstroo
sre formorlT extend.d to mrselt and to ths old arm of Moor. A lloran. I will b. foani at mf old
offios for a few days before Laving for Florida. Parlira baring el -lms against ms sis rcquosUd Is
present th.xn tor parm.nt. ana tans, inaebteafo
Memphis, T.nn.. leennr 1. lKift.
F.McCABBEM & CO.
GROCERS & COTTON FACT0I1S,
No. Front Street. Mensohit. lein?.
Oclogesimo lcrlio. 3
Qaoaorra Om.iauioa Baxfotb, JVauas.
Joawkbs Wvlub. Sserwtdrws. j
peradis examini sese
inlerrogala de us re-
lam CJiirurgico guam'i
mensis tfprilis anno
OrL', Tubxbb, JYisaw.
Afiinem Oot4t Mill.
nn - v may oj stfrjt, uneimtmsana
( .-iftted and sealed as above.)
rswblonablo Ihayss '
; r : . MEMPHIS TEWKJ
WIDR TO QK1KK.J.
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- Memphis1 Tenn.'
aie will pis
i eall aad asttl..
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