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MEMPHIS DAILY. APPEAL-SUNDAY, JANUARY bl, 1886.'
THE MORAL CHARACTER
OF ALL THE SPIRIT MEDICXi
OF THE LASD.
Look Into Them aid Then Read the
Bible and Draw Tour Owa
Conclusions. .
To tti Editora of the Appeal :
Sl)!ritnal!in nr Kniriti.n,
very ancient originaad its -history
18 Of
iiirougn me ages ta not well defined.
Ohmpsea of it appear in many of the
ancient writiogs,both sacred and pro
found. Bat with this we need have
nothing to do in this paper. The
present is ot more importance to us,
and we need only examine a few
iaote in order to satisfy any thinking,
honest mind that as a religion it is a
.failure and unworthy of any respect
whatever. It ia known by the names
of Spiritualism, Spiritism, Hyp
notism, Odicforce, Mesmerism, ete.
It is generally believed the aneient
oracles attained their influence over
their devotees by what is known as
modern Spiritualism. Swedeoborg
seems to be the firso in later times to
attribute this force to supernatural
origin. Of whom Mr. John Wesley
said : "He (Swedcnborg) is the smart
est orazy man I ever knew."
Then camo Mesmer with bis unde
fined and undttiaable materialistic
theory of "the universal essence."
Bat when ho discovered that Gias
mur, a priest, could, without the aid
of a magnet, produce the fame ef
fects as Himself, he also attributed it
to supernatural origin. Sinco this
every few years appear new candi
dates lor the honors or the mysteries
of this force or clairvoyance. A men
tal bias toward raybticUm has in
duced many otherwise honest inquir
ers to esi:u.s3 its caue, but in no
case has there been advanced testi
mony as to the genuineness of the
claims of its advocates that has not
been fairly met and overthrown by
the counter theories and experi
ments of men of science, with minds
unclouded by morbid ideas of lifo
and death. Fran a Avon Mesmer says
animal magnetism is a universal fluid:
it is a medium of the mutual
influences between the heavenly
bodies, the earth and animated
bodies; it is continuous io as to leave
no void; it is capable of receiving,
propagating and communicating all
the impressions of emotion; it is sus
ceptible of flux and reflux? This is
a good, basis for modern Spiritism.
The developments since Mesmer are
called clairvoyance, piyeology, ete.
the legitimate outgrowth of such
principles. There are three classes
of Spiritists, towit: The "deceiver,"
the 'deceived" and the "I don't
know." Many honest persons who
have a bias to mysticism, arc led into
this theory and become so perfectly
infatuated as to nearly vbeeome of
fended if any cne expresses a doubt
of its genuineness. Of this class
are the fanatics . and victims of
the immense fraud that is practiced
on them without their knowledge
Another large class look upon tbe
subject and its phenomena as if it
were wonderful and mysterious; yet,
haying neither time nor (Imposition
to investigate, .simply are the "don't
know" party. They are ready to re
late what they have witnessed with
out either giving assent or contra
diction to it. But the third and
smallest of .the classes are these in
side workers those who know that
the whole system is based upon de
ception and hypocrisy, and they are
willing to practice this fraud upon
the gullibility of a credulous peo
ple in order that they may "leather
their own nest;" in other words,
make money off their victims. ' Once
in a while one is found communica
tive, and will reveal the whole secret.
And then again we occasionally meet
with one who, like Prof. Balabrcga,
will perform all those wonders, o
callecf, and then say in truth, it is but
"artful deceptions." Tbe professor's
visit was opportune and woll timod
and welcomed to Memphis. Bat as
he often told me, "There can be no
religion in it." What I Do you think
that the great God of heaven and
earth, maker of all things, is so poor
in expedients as to propagate a sys
tem so imbecilcnd deceptive and
absurd? Would He go among His
creatures and select tho most un
worthy, useless and unreliable instru
ments for the propagation of a cause
divine? Can you imagine a God
so poorly endowed as to select
half demented old women arfd un
trustworthy men, whose lives have
been, if not positively immoral
- at least irregular in the extreme, to
represent hid divine will to fallen
humanity. Inquire into the moral
character of every medium in the
land and then read the Bible and
weigh the subject in the light of di
vine truth ana draw your own con
clusions. So they pay their debts?
Are they chaste? Are they truthful?
Are you willing to trust your repu
tation in their hands without buying
their favor and influence with money?
This is the age of "lying." The
masses would rather believe 'a lie
than the truth. A truthful lawyer
by the side of a lying trickster will
fail while the other succeeds.
A scientific physician brought in
contact with a lying quack will fail
and the quack succeed. A stranger
with spotless character nAy be ruined
by lyiogslauders he cannot stoop to
nieeU The most glaring hypocrisies
are palmed off as the best religion,
and people are found willing to . be
lieve and swallow down, undigested,
the nauseous dose, beoause it does
not rebuke their sins nor require re-
Iicntance and reformation. A very
arge'per cent, of the advocates of
modern Spiritismare apostates from
some religious churoh, and hence
this antipathy to reorcant principles
and rurity. Men will hold more tena
ciously to an error than to a truth.
"They are given over to hardness of
heart and roprobacy of mind to be
lieve a lie that they may be damned.
What is now known as Spiritism is
simply an undeveloped science.
Tim will riirht the wrong. Mesmer
ism and magnetism are true as a faot
but absolutely false as a religion.
Mind-reading belongs to this class,
as docs clairvoyance. I cannot de
scribe them fully here. Magnetism
is capable of healing diseaso, and
when aocompanied with pure, simple
medicine performs wonderful cures.
The better informed medical men
admit the fact, and many surgical
operations arc now performed while
the patient is under the influence of
magnetism. This is destined to
become the anjesthctio most if not
the only one used, because it
is absolutely safe and much
belter in every way. But why
should any one so lose all
reason and make a religion
out of a mere physical phenomenon?
i. It. Jlcrvendrirk:, professor in the
umverxuy of UJaszow, Scotland
says: "The medical profession has
always been rightly jealous of the
employment of hypnotism in the
treatment of diseases, beeauso such
a practice borders on quackery and
Imposition. Still, in the hands ot
ekiUiul physicians, it may become
onCf of our most useful healing
agents. J bore are tearful results to
be apprehended from it the hands
of lu sound and ignorant pretenders.
"Let them severely aloue." I have
written enough. I have many things
I would love to aay, but defer for
the present. In conclusion, don't try
to invest a good scientific fact
with the importance of a divine or
metaphysical character. Don't allow
your simple mind to be led into the
mysticism as beiog . wortby your
higher duty to God, yourself and
your family. They tell yon that the
so-eallcd spirits never saw Jesus,
Believe it. Yes. I sav. believe it
The Bible plainly tells us, "Between
us and You there is a great gulf
nxed, over which no one can pass.
Yes I believe that all such as would
defame our blessed and holy religion!
and bring reproach on the Bible, the
palladium of our hopes and the sheet
anchor ot tbe Christian s taitn,have
never seen Jesus Christ and the
great fear is they never will.
F. B. RODUKKa, H.D
MiarHis, Januarj 30,
A BALLAD OP THE WALTS.
In the Merry Mo arch's day
Carat iers and damsels mt,
Courts') inr in courtly nay
Id the stately minuet.
Other fiuhioriH have been vet
Fur disporting at tbe ball.
All have had iheir day, and yet
WalUiDg ia the belt of all.
Where tt dork-eyed typiiei rly
Mandolin and ca.tanet,
'Konnd Aim.rB'i grand decay
'Neath each arch and minaret,
Thou in dn that we iorfet
The koUrv would enthrall
poena with their tresawi jet,
n anting ia tho beat of all.
Other dance pass awer
' And to Chronos pay their debt,
Oitiue and awf-nouno1, pwate,
bursty do one can regret.
Cun-rna it nit etiaueu:
M'iw quadrilles the gar appal;
Bniid dunces make one fret)
Waltsisg ii the beet of all.
Lorers o't matt their Kissaot,
Wh'le they elide adowo the kail;
Tn it measures belies coquette
WaiUing is the east ef all.
Tk$ .Remoter.
OLD TIME SEUE9 PAKCB
la '- Nqw.ro, Hew Vrlwai, mm
Ioeeri bed by Urerie W. Caklo.
From Georee VV. Cable's illaatra
ted paper in the Febraary Century,
aocompanied by the music of the
Creole dances, we -quote the follow-
ins: "It was a weird oac. The
negro of colonial Louisiana was a
most grotesque figure. II was
nearly caked. Often his neck and
arms, thighs, shanks and splay feet
were shrunken, tough, sinewy like a
monkey a. Sometimes it was scant
diet and crnel labor that had mad
them so. . Even the requirement of
law was only that he should have
not less than a barrel of corn noth
ing else a' month, nor get more than
thirty lashes to the twenty-four
hours. The whole world wai crueler
those times than now; we must not
judze them by our own.
"Ofton the slave's attire was only
a cotton shirt, Or a pair of pantaloons
hanging in indecent Utters to his
naked waist. The bond-woman was
well clad who had on as much as
coarse chemise and petticoat. To
add a tignon a Madras handker
chief twmted into a turban was
high gentility, and the number of
kerchiefs beyond that one was the
measure oi absolute wealth. Some
were rich in tigoons, especially those
who served within the house, and
pleased the mistress, or even the
master there were Ilagars in those
days. However, Congo Plains did
not gather the house-servants so
much as tbe 'field-hands.'
"These came in troops. See them;
wilder than' gypsies; wilder than the
Moors and Arabs, whose strong
blood and features one sees at a
glance io so many of them; gangs
as they were called gangs and gangs
of them, from this and that and
yonder direction; tall, well-knit
Scnegales, from Cape Verde, black as
ebony, with intelligent, lordly eyes
and long, straight, shapely noses;
Mandiogoes, from the Gambia river,
lighter of color, of oruder form, and
a cunning that shows in the counte
nance: whose enslavement seems
specially a shame, their nation 'the
merchants of Africa,' dwelling
in towns, industrious, thrifty,
skilled in oommeree and husbandry,
and expert in the working of
metals, even to silver and gold; and
Foulahs, playfully miscalled ' Pou
lard ' tat chiokens of goodly stat
ure, and with a perceptible rose tint
in the cheeks; and Sosos, famous
warriors, dexteious with the African
targe; and in contrast to these, with
small ears, thick eyebrows, bright
eyes, fiat, upturned noses, shining
skin, wide mouths and white teeth,
the negroes of Guinea, true and un
mixed, from the Gold Coast, the
Slave Coast and the Cape of Palms-p-not
from the Grain Coast: the En
glish had that trade. See them comet
Popoes, . Cotocolies, Fidas, Soepei,
Agwas, short, copper-colored Mines
what havoc the slavers did make I
and from interior Africa others
equally proud and warlike: fierce
Nagoes and Fonds ; tawny A was
sas ; Iboes, so light-colored that
one could not tell them from mulat
tocs but for their national tattooing;
and the half-civilized and quick-witted
but ferocious Arada, the original
Voudou worshiper And how many
more ! For here come, also, men and
women from all that Congo coast'
Angola, Malimbe, Ambriee, etc
small, good-natured, sprightly 'boys,'
and gay garrulous 'gals,' thick-lipped
but not tattoed; chattering, chaffer
ing, singing, and guffawing as they
come; these are they for whom the
dancer and the place are named, the
most numerous sort of negro in
the colonies, the Congocs and Franc
Congoes, and though serpent wor
shipers, yet the gentlest and kindli
est natures that came from Africa.
Such was the company.. Among these
houals that is, native Africans
there was, of course, an ever-growing
number of negroes who proudly
called themselves Creole negroes,
that is, born in America: and at the
present time there ia only here and
there an old native African to be
met with, vain of his singularity and
trembling on his staff."
Central NtmaiRY, No. 09 Market
street, is the nearest place in the city
for plwta and cut flowers.
GE.. MUM'S DEFEASE
LETTER FRO III FORHEtt
CHIEF OF STIFF.
What tica. CBUom Sail of the Al
leged Telegrams Quoted by Wal
lace Sberniaa's Memory.
New Y.OHK, January 30. The
rihune this morning publishes the
following:
To the Editor of the.Tribnns r
Sir In the New York Sim of the
21st instant appears the following
statement :
WiSBiKCToK, January 20, 18.1t,
Army offioers here who know the
secret of the bitter hostility that ex
lstod between Gen. Grant and Gen,
llalleck say that when Gen. McClel
lan't war papers are made publio a
protonnd sensation will be created
and the hatred of Grant for llalleck
will be no longer a mystery. An
oflioor whe has seen the documents
preserved by Geo. MeClellan sava:
On February 16, 18C2, Gen. Grant
0CUV uio lIHJVUa UllUUUUllllMJWI BUT'
render letter to Gen. Buckner a
Fort Dcnelson. The news ef th
surrender had thrilled the North
from one end to the other, and the
name ot Grant was unon all litis
Gen. llalleck, the commander ia the
IIT . rt . . w-i
vtcst, was at at. iiouis. lie was
troubled at the great renown so sud
denly attained by-his subordinate
officer. On February 18th, two days
altar tbe surrender ot Uonelson
McTlolIan telegraphed as follows to
lialleek;
G.n. II. W llalleck, St. Lonii, Mo.:
Where is Grant?
OBO. B. Mc':i,KLLAW,
Mnjor-Ueneral coiuinandiof
The same day Gen. MeClellan re
coived tbe following:
Gen. Geo. D. KcClellan, Washington, D.O
In answer to your question, would
say urant is somewhere in the rear
of bis army, drunk.
H. W. HALLECK, Majjr-Ganeral.
Gen. MeClellan kept the originals
of all his dispatches, and certified
copies were made tor tbe War lie.
partment. These dispatches are said
not to be among the dispatches certi
fied and in tbe records at the War
Department, but the original! are
among lien. MoLlelJan s naneri
Ihev are carefully pasted into oie of
tbe large volumsa in whtnh hia war
disoatehes are nreserved. Three or
feur years ago Gen. Grant read these
original dispatches, wbioh was toe
first intimation that he had ever had
that they were in oxiateaoe.
Believing the above cited tele
grams to be forgeries. I addrewed i
note to Mr. W. C. Prime, tbe custo
dian of iGen. JloClellan's offioiaj
papers, to which the iollowina is his
eoarteuus reply:
X. SS Hier Twistt-Tbisd Btiiit,
Saw lost, January 1)0, lead.
Sen. George W. Culleasi
Dear Sir I have to acknowledge
toe receipt ot your ot tbe 25th in
stant inclosing article iron tbe new
lorlcvn ot Zlit January and ask
ins; me tor conies ot diepatches in
that article said to have passed be-
tWAAIt (lpna M fvPlAllan nr Hallknlr
if any such are among the papers of
Gen. MeClellan now in my posses
sion. 1 bave bad occasion belore
this to examine Gen. McClellao's
papers with reference to the rela
tions of Gens. Grunt and llalleck to
which you refer in your letter, and
have asaio. at your reauent. exam
ined them. 1 find no such dispatches
as thofo which are published in tho
article, nor any which resemble them
lou are, ot course, familiar with the
dispatohos published in the North
American heview tor December last,
in oonncotion with this surged,
am, with great respect, yours,
w. v. rttiMH.
Thus the triumphant refutation of
another vile slander against Gen.
llalleck quickly follows the inglori
ous retreat of Gen. Lew Wallace
from the' infamous charge made by
mm, without a particle ot evidence.
that llalleck was willing: to betray
nis country aad permit Washinirton
to ne captured, Knowing that such a
thins would destroy Grant. The
last paragraph of Mr. Prime's lotter
refers to Uol. r red Grant s contribu
tion to the North American Jieview,
entitlod "Hulleck's Injustice to
Urant. J bat this title is a misno
mer is clear from Ilalleck's dis-
Eatches in this same article, wherein
e shows the highest confidence in
Gen. Grant after the latter had ex
plained all alleged irregularities in
bis command, for which llalleck re
frained to arrest him. though fully
authorised to do so by the general in
chief with the approval of the Secre
tary of War. Col. Grant's article
concludes with the same statement
made by Gen. Grant in his memoirs,
that Geo. llalleck unquestionably
regarded Gen. C. F.Smith as a much
fitter officer for the command of all
the forces in the military district
than he (Arrant), and to render
Smith available tor such command,
desired his promotion to antedate
the promotion ot the other com
manders. That both father and son
are in inexcusable error is conclu
sively pro en by the official records,
which show that Halleok reoom
mended Grant for a major-generalship
before he proposed Smith's
promotion. Grant's commisMon is
dated February 18, lWJ. while that
of Smith is not, till March 21,186';!,
more than a month later.
OEOKUR W. CULLOM,
Breret Vsjor-Oeoeral, United States Army,
Chief or Gen. Ilallook's Staff, 1S61-W.
Ntw Tout, January 29, 18S6.
Gf it.
Sbcrtnaa'a TnMksnii at can-
rj.
St. Louis, Mo., January 30.
Gen. Sherman was shown a copy last
night of Fry's letter, sent out by
the Associated Press. In reply, the
general showed the reporter a oopy
of a let'er which he wrote yesterday
to CoL Soott, in which he says: "My
letter to you of September 6, 1885,
was purely private, and one from
which Gen. Fry has no right to
quote without my consent, but even
after he had so quoted if he had an
swered the editor's most courteous
inquiry, at my instance, of Decem
ber 5th I could in a paragraph have
changed the word 'would' to
'might,' or have interlined 'proba
bly,' to express more fully my mean
ing. You aro at liberty to make
eitner ot these changes in that let
ter and put it on your offioial files.
When, in l?U2-63, Gen. Grant need
ed a friend I was that friend, and it
seems odd that now, when Gen.
Grant needs no friend, Gen. Fry
should step in to claim the privilege.
Fry may do what he pleases I will
do the same." In the conversation
that followed Gen. Sherman said
that the pasage quotd by Fry was
taken from a letter of four or fivo
paces, and be had forgotten writ
ing it.
HINTS TO FiBMEKS.
COnrOSTA AMI Oa.MKKt IaL
ri KTlLlXEKt.
Tkai Maat Da Brwwgbt Into Uenrrnl
Cm If ah i sssirj la to Be
ProaMrona.
IcoaageroxDixci or tbi arrtiL.1
Holly Springs, Miss., January
as tne irishman said. We al
ways have some kind of weather in
America." This week it has been
-a'V 1 ms a w
mica enougn to cat. Tbe old song
wnien tne young lolks used to sing
an a century ago at tbeir shin
digs," which ran thus :
"It rains and it hails, and It snows stormy
weather,
In comes the farmer and be talcs a ilastof
That "take" ' now has been changed
to something stronger than "cider,"
and ii he is in North Mississippi he
wumnait in a pig generally tilled
across the Tennesseo line. The
farmers, however, are as a class lts
addieted to intemperance than a like
number taken from other pursuits
jn life. Passing one a few days ago,
in Tate oounty, actively eognged rak
ing np leaves on the roadside, I saw
be was of the progressive kind, and
I asked him it be was intending to
make compost with them, lie in
formed me that ho was, and would
put them in his lot where they would
be rendored soluble by the tramping
of his stock, and with the aid of
phosphate aad kainit, he would have
a vary excellent fertiliser. Ou fur
ther inquiry abiut the success of
this gentleman in farming, I learned
from a neighbor of his that this man
had made money every year farming,
having moved into the county wheu
quite poor, since tho war, and was
now tho owoer of two vory excellent
farruH, All the farmers of any pro
gressive npirit now admit they must
"do someihing" to better their finan
cial condition. To that clans who
are hide-bound and turn a deaf ear
to better methods and improvements
in toeir manor r ci laranne. 1 would
place a tin trumpet tiv8 feet long
against their hearing organ and in
flate larger than that lalloon fellow
ia your museum, and into their ears
a "bleat" should go which would
make them jump out of their skins
or reader them as pliable as Her
Haax's. Look at the stttisties ot
Georgia, the Carolines, Virginia and
Alabama in agricultural nrndunta.
The increase is wonderful. All
these crops produced by the aid ot
fertilisers. True, here and there in
the Memphis distriot, some are
"eatcaiaf on," aod those are using
eonnaereial fertilisers nrofitablv. hut
the masses know nothing and care
lete about acquainting themselves
with them. One great obstacle in
the way of introducing-the use of fer
tilizers hereabouts comes from the
largest land owners, who either crop
on shares or rent out their land.
They say they cannot afford to buy
fertilisers for "free niggers." It is a
very poor argument to advance,
when, it one is benefited, the other
must be also. The buyer of the fer
tilizers most generally is found
amongst the smaller fanners, and
those who work or superintend their
farms closely. Memphis cannot
hrive and eontinue to boom with a
lot of ragged, poverty-stricken far
mers all round about her. Solid pros
perity comes from tho patronage of a
thrifty, money-mnkinir agricultural
class, and this cannot be controvert-
d. JNow to get the larmcr upon this
road to prosperity, he must change
his old "rutfl, work, fertilize, econo
mise, diversify, and above all thine
he mut not forget to read and study
the columns of those papers which
print so much on agriculture. Look
into books, seek information, ac
quaint yourselves with whatever
"book-farming" you can, and just
what yon learn you will find it of ad
vantage, for an ancient writer li villa
in the age ot lato. 1'linnyand Virgil
raid: "The Roman farmers hitherto
by experiments have established
many maxims and their nosternv
generally imitate them; but we ought
not only to imitate others, but make
experiments ourselves not directed
by cbance, but by reason. Furman
or Georgia, whs died a few vearasiro.
did much toward enlightening hii
ueiguoors in successful tarniing. lie
was an intelligent trentleman. made
praotieal experiments, and had
most extraordinary suocessos in
his fertilizing methods, and
when he accomplished his experi
ments he did not withhold the re-
suite, but gave his agricultural
follows the full benefit of them. I
notice the results of the contest the
past year for premiums offered by a
fertilizer factory down in Georgia for
the best yield of cotton and corn
upon a given number of acres of
land. I he farmer who obtained the
prize, 1250 in gold, made 7889 poundd
flint cotton on five acres, and the
one who got the prize ot 9150 for the
corn made 4 bushels on five acres.
The total yield ot five of the con
testants ior the cotton premiums
on tbe Dve acres each was 20,467
pounds of lint cotton, and the total
ike numoer lor tbe corn premiums
Was 2155 bushels all accomplished
by the application of phosphates or
plant food. Millions ot tons ot fer
tilizers are now being ned in Geor
gia, and tbe farmers are growing
rioher each year. West Tennessee
and North Mississippi must "spur
up" and do likewise, and then there
will not be such straining to make
buckle and tongue" meet.
, m t H. L. P.
The Secret of Hr. Tllden's 8neces.
The great secret ot Mr. Tildcn's
success as a political manager and
organizer in New York was the
thoroughness ot his system and his
ptness in presenting issues, lie bad
list of the active Democrats in
every sohool dixtnct in tbe estate,
ith their postoftice addresses. This
list was corrected every year. In dis
tributing political documents each
one of these workers would receive
five copies ata time with a request to
circulate and report the effect. It
was waste of rood material, he always
said, to send out documents in bulk
to county chairmen. Letters would
be written by bis own hand in litho
graphic ink and the fac-simile sent
to eaoh one whose name appeared on
the list. He had the journalistic in
stinct in seising and making promi
nent the issues upon which he wanted
campaign fought, lie prepared
the ground in advance, as the thrifty
farmer does bis wheat land.
Memphis Btathio Glass Works, 306
Third street. Call and 0OC
THE HYDROPHOBIA SCARE
HIE VALUE Or' PASTEUR'S MS-
COVERIES QUESTIONED.
What Dr. Hammond Thinks or
French Sarast' Methods
Bit Treatment.
the
New York T.Wg; Dr. William A
Hammond discussed "Hydrophobia
and ltd Prevention at a fully at
tended meeting ot the Clinical So
ciety of the New York Postgraduate
Medical School, at No. 22U Kast
Twentieth street, last evening.
Dr. I). B. St. John Boosa
freiided, and in introducing Dr.
(aramond he declared that the
niedioal profession is always listened
to with deference, and that its sug
gestions, it offered with unanimity,
aro usually adopted. But in regard
to hydrophobia the profession is all
at sea. Data relating thereto is so
difficult to obtain, and when obtaiued
is ot so conflicting a nature, that the
profession has never made up its
mind as to the cause and proper
treatment of the disease. AN hen it
docs make up its mind the communi
ty will bonefit by its deteotioo.
Dr. Hammond said that while it is
very true that the most of the pro
fession is at sea in regard to hydro
phobia, yet the neuroiogioal portion
ofitisuot. Those physicians who
have devoted their time to a study ot
nervous diseases know that there is
such a disease as hydrophobia, and
that it is incurable, lie did not
moan to say that it is not preventa
ble, for be bolioved that it was, but
once it had developed itsoll then
nothing could save tho patient.
Concerning the methods of preven
tion, Dr. Hammond stated that many
cases ol persons bitten by dogn,. sup
posed to le mad,-had passed under
nis observation and treatment, and
that tho courfo he bad followed in
each was tirt; to take steps to ascer
tain whether or not the unimal m-
ctinir the wound was really suffer
ing from hydrophobia. Pending the
dincovory, ho excised or cauterised
the bitten part, hrot having applied
the cuppiug glass or caused tho pa
tient, or some one for him, to ap
ply bis lips to the wmind and
suck nut the poison. This latter
proceeding, he claimed, was attended
by little or no danger to tho one un
dertaking it. provided there was no
abrasion of the skin of the mouth or
throat. The virus, he contended,
Ciuld not bo absorbed into the
system through the mucous mem
brane He also applied ligatures
where possible, and when all these
precautions had been taken within a
reasonable tuuo after tbe patient bad
been bitten hydrophobia had never
developed itself. I ho only wsy
in wbicb tho unease could be
communicated to a human bciur. l)r,
Hammond claimed, was through the
saliva. It cannot, lie thought, bo
transmitted through the blond, and
for that reason ho was inclined to
doubt the ctticaoy of Dr. Pasteur's
newly discovered method of inocula
tion. However, lie was not pre
pared to state definitely that tbo
blood would not transmit tho die-
caoe. "My position," said he. "is
that of an aguostio. I will neither
positively a Hi r in nor deny the value
ot Dr. Pasteur's throry. 1 do not
know whether it bo correct or
worthless.
Dr. Hammond adduced the record
oi I).'!4 reported cases of hydropho-
li a, showing that in JiKJ of them tbe
lapse of time botween tho bite and
the development ot the diveaso was
less than three months, and in only
thirty ol them inure than six months.
I1 rotn these figures lie argued that
the stories ot persons having been
attacked by hydrophobia years alter
having been bitten were entirely
mythical. He did not believe that
there was a well authenticated in
stance on record ot a patient dying
from the bite ot a mad dog a year
alter having Decn bitten. Concerning
the iNcwark children, be contended
that there is absolutely no proof that
the uog which injured them was sut
:eringirom rabies at tho time, lie
also declared that not moro than one
third of the persons bitten by mad
uog thereby contracted hydro
phobia, ,nnd he strongly condemned
the senseless scare which took pos
session ot tho community a mouth
or so since over the disease.
Dr. C. L. Dana took issuo with Dr.
Hammond in regard to Pasteur's ex
periments, and referred to the report
of the committee of the Frcnoh
Academy indorsing that sciontist.
Other ot the gentlemen participat
ing in the ensuing discussion were
Prof. A. II. Smith, Dr. Thomaa E.
Satterthwaite and F. It. Sturgjs aod
Dr. Boons, all of whom spoke of the
rarity of hydrophobia aod the great
harm whioh had boon wrought in
the community by tho outcry recent
ly raised over the disease. l)r. Ham
mond concluded the discussion.
THE XEXr CiUDINAL.
Arrbblshop Wllllassaa of Boataa the
Coming Mae,
New York, January 30. To-mor-morrow's
iHsue of the (iithnlie Her
ald, in an article on "The Next Car
dinal," will claim high ecolesiastioal
authority for saying that, notwith
standing common roport, Archbishop
Gibbons will not be the wearer of
the next red hat bcstowid en Amer
ica nolens at the consistory to be held
in March it should be decided togive
America two cardinals.
Congratulations in advance are ex
tended, however, to Arohishop Will
iams of Boston a, the next cardinal,
his work at the Baltimore conference
having marked him for that honor.
"His course," tho Catholic Herald
explains, "wa the most consistent
with the directions and counsel of the
propaganda, and much of the good to
ariso from the Plenary Council may
be ascribed to his suggestions there.
The rejection of some ot the decrees
shows that had the liberal ideas of
Archbishop Williams been carried
out they would have met with more
favor io the holy father's sight. It
will be interesting to learn that the
revision of these decrees is being
made in accordance with the formula
which Archbishop Williams laid be-
foro the council, and which was in
perfect conformity with the spirit of
J.en'l instructions."
WAMTPn AQENTd.Vanend Women,
19 Hit I CU to sell "THM CHILU'8
KII1LK " Introdaotion by Ker. 1. II. Vin
son t, D.D. Una airenl has sold fan la a town
of b,t people; one 7.1 in evil lure ol Ivti en
new Agent V) in 10 darai one 'Jti ia snoees
siva weeks; one 40 In S dare at two diSorent
times, itxperienoe not aeeeeear. AddxaM
f AKSKLL AX. L'iM),
40 Dearborn street, CiUS.
Thoort pain fa and wearing almrat beyond
etxluranoe, leiiot an inmrxModux-aiw If tn-at-etl
in time. Prrhapa no other duenna has so
baffled tho erHne tif nrx-nce and mrdicluu as
this, butat laata n-mnlyhoKbn udL'vvvi.mllu
SyMVvy(! whin CURES KHEUMA-
domed by many ol ihe Leading Physicians.
WHAT THEY 8AY:
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U. C. &XUKMT, U. !., Uantnii, LI
ton BALK BY ALL DRUOGIHTS.
A. A. MELLIER, SMe lYnrriotar. TOW
THE PLAWTEI
FIRE & MARINE LTiSURAIlC
OF MEMPHIS, TEXX.
eea Ofnoratl Flro and Harta
aaMasve. More" end Uwellincs of flrat-elaas
vommenoea eaainese In
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t!newee arransemsnU with promlnaal starepeaa and Aoierleaa Uoiuper, i, t
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DinilOTOHSl
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J. K. OODWIN, of J. &. Ondwin Co.
i. u. aiiLiua. ru. uvaitiun,
MILLS. JNO. OVKRTOH.Ja.
GR0CER& CQTTGfS FAI
And Commission Merchant: ,
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294 Front Street,
NLEDBE BROS., of Como, Miss,
COTTON
No. 365 Front Street
DILLARD & COFFIN;
COTTON FACTORS, l
Hcinplil!. Tcnn. ;
t&T ChhH Ailvnnosa to MerchiantN nml llnf4r.
BRINLY LAND SIDE CUTTER PLOT.
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J. T. FARGASfltJ & GO,
7IioIesalo Grocers
SOB Front Street, Ilempltla, Tenu. : ' '
Cotton conilgnsd l us will have our earaful attention. W earr at all hnas Walt- ;
selected aiook 01
Staple A Fancy Groceries, Wines, LlquorsJobaccB & Cisarc,
AAssa win swiii aa
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MANUFACTURERS OF
Doora, Sahe Blludts Moulding, all kinds
Window Frame, llravrkcts,
PrewBCd laumber, Kblnfirlea. Laths. Water Tanka.
All Linda of Wood Work
yos. 157 to 173 Waslilnffton St. Bfomprila. Tftni?.
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mLINS & TONQE,
Cotton Factors &Commission.f.l8rchanb
No, 1 Howard's Ho, Cor. Front and Union, Scmphia.
5-
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