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MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1886.
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The success o( the charity ball at
the Peabody laH night wu high
tribute to the business men of Mem
phi, who, weary and tired after the
day' labors, gave their money and
their time t alleviate the suffer
ings tf humanity. Thero wai a huge
concourse tf people present, consid
ering the inclement weather, and it
wai not surprising tbat everybo ly n as
happy tnppy in meeting a;h other
socially, and still happier in the
thought that they were contributing
to the happiness of the suffering poor.
The night was cold and bleak, and the
drifting snow tild of the suffiiringiin
the hovels of poverty without lire,
food or raiment which those present
had met to alleviate. There in (rait
ing and dancing all were happy, be
cause they were making others happy,
There ia nothing on earth more sub
lime than men and women meeting in
social intercourse, regardless cf weatb
er, for objects of cburity. Mohammed
was a false prophet, but he led behind
him moral tsacbings which (an
be profitably studied and prac
ticed eren in this boasted era
of civilisation. The eflbiti to
make the charily bail a grand sue
cees, called t ) mind one of his moat
beautiful allegories au elegant tribute
to the noblest of all virtues charity,
"Wbeu God created the earth," said
Mohammed, " it trembled and shook
until he put moun'ulns upon It to
make it firm. Then the angels asked,
'0, Ood, is there anything of thy
creation stronger than these .mount
ains?' And he replied, 'Iron is
strongor than the mountains for it
breaks them.' 'And is there anything
stronger than iron?' And the reply
came back, 'Fire is stronger than iron
for it melts it.' 'But is there anything
stronger than 11 re 7' 'Yes, watr quen
ches fire.' 'Is there anything, O
Lord, stronger than water?' And
again the answer came, 'The winds.
for they overcome water, nnd put it
In motion.' 'But ia there anything
still stronger?' and the still small voice
replied, 'Ytu,a good man giving alms.
If be gives with his right hand
and conceal with his left, lie shall
overcome alt thingt.' Every good act,
aid Mohammed, in applying this ul
leg"fy. is charity. Even your smiling
happily in your brother's face is char
ity. Your putting a wanderer on the
right road ia charity. Your removing
tones and thorns from your brother's
road is charity. Yonr whispering
words of sympathy to the distressed,
or pouring oil in the wounds of the
maltreated, is charity. A man's true
wealth, said the prophet, in conclu
sion, is the good he does in this world
to bis fellow men. When he dies the
people will wonder and how pro
phetic this is of even the utternoon of
the nineteenth century "what prop
erty has be left behind him?" But
the angels who bend over his grave
. will ask, "what good deeds haet
thou sent hrfort thee?" Thus be
lieving, the people of Memphis
are striving to unlock the hearts of hu
manity and to perform deeds of benev
olence and mercy. Our charitable so
cieties are many, but tbo charity
ball lint night did more for the poor
than either one of them has done fir
months. For the future charity bills
will become an annual custom with
the people of Memphis. As an army
is divided into corps, divisions, brig
ades, regiments aid companies, so
should the great charity army he di
vided into separate organizitions and
associations, all marching under the
name banner for the relief of Buffering
BUM AHt K ANO THE POMift.
The older readors of the ArriiL
can remember how, in their youth,
nil the civilised world was sympathis
ing with unhappy Poland, deprived
of her nationality and her child ren
oppressed and outlawed by the tyran
nical Kuseian government, f A share of,
the territory of Poland was seised by
Prussia, and to-day, at the latter end
of the nineteenth century, Bismarck
ia undertaking to paralel to the fullest
extent the abominable outrages Russia
perpetiutid in the earlier part of the
century.- The idui of Germany, the
land i f philosophy, of the profound
est thinkers of modern timee, draw
i guprm iteelf the maledictions Rus
aia so well earued is atiojioas and re
pulsive 1 1 the last degree. It is always
csnsidered the sbajie of modern re
ligion that,ti ailiing such sacred truths,
its fo'bwers should vio'ate those
t mths wholesale and without scruple.
The philosophical nation tl at has so
often and so well pointed out
the inconsistencies aid violations
of its own teachings by the church,
wi'l it show to-day that it ia no bolter,
no less inconsistent, no leas a violator
ttl the truths it vindicate, by allowing
its power to be wielded f ir oppression
and to overwhelm with cruelty a peo
ple already heirs to eorrows so bitter
asd victims ct wrong so outrageous?
The Herman Imperial Parliament, we
are gkd to say, has done itself the jus
tice to protest against the wronj; itj
government has resolved to perpetrate.
After two days' debt t a, on January
- 13th, it uiopted the following resolu
tion: "The Reichttig resolves that
the expulsions of Rarsisn and Austrian
subjects, ordered by the royal govern
ment ol Prvsiia, apiar without jutti-
nVation, both as regards their extent
and manner of execution, suih
measures being incompatible with the
intereeti of the subjects of the Ger
man empire." This vote ot censure,
dirw t as it la, only aroused ire on the
part cf the implacable and unscrupu
lous Bifmarck. who d lured tbat the
P.,let should be expatriated, be made
exihs to flod a ehtlier in any
laud bat their own, tbat laid should
be tenanted by Germans. This dufl-
ar.ee of public ditapprobatioa and
lrgis'a'ive censure went so far ai to
say that a vo'e of the legislature, if
the Pol lib members formed a part of
the majority, woilJ be disregarded by
the government, which would pro
ceed to expel the Poles all the same.
This Is laying that an end of the lash
now applied to suffering Poland may
yet reach tie quivering flesh tfthe
Germans who may dare to oppose an
outrage, a cruelty and a crime. It ia
evidently time the German people
bepai 1 1 think about the preservation
of their pwn'liberties. The New York
Timrt draws a para I 1 b9tween the
sufferings of downtrodden Ireland
and tbote of opproeaed Po'and. Eng
land ia finding it necessary (o retra;
ber steps an l accord a measure of
justice ti Ireland, while Bismarck
with the full approbation of his sov
ereign, who is so liberal in the
one of pious phrases is just
commencing toward Poland the policy
formeily Inaugurated by the relet tleea
Cromwell among his victims in Ire
land. To tbia day the Irishman when
enrsged call" down upon hia opponent
' tbe curse of Oromwe'l." AppareLtly
the day ia coming when, in t ie same
way, "the curse of Bismarck" will be
an oath on every Polish tongue. Bis
marck's notion appears to be that it ia
the soil, not the pe ople, that consti
tutes a State, and he is beginning the
protest of banishment that history
shows hassooompletoly f tiled in Ire
land, and tint will ever fail arno-ga
dttumined people, and the Poles
have manifeeted that bravery and de
terminat'on are immovable tones
siona of their souls. Bismarck is trav
eling backward, lie ia trying in tbe
nineteenth century the policy and
methods of past ages, driving a con
quered people into exile. Ii this the
purpose for which he is seising islands
in the ocean and territory in Africa?
Is this the way German colonies are tJ
be established? Bismatck dees not
like to be outvoted in the Reichcttg,
especially by aid of Polish votes.
What would have been thought
of the English Ministry which
has just been driven fiom
power by Irish votee, if, Instead
c f resigning, they had proposed to clear
Ireland by banishing its people? What
would be tbooghtof one of our parties
it it proposed to send the other into
exde for voting againatit? At this
age, and with the light! now before
the world, the policy propoeedby Bis
marck can only be regarded aa mon
strous, unbecoming a man, and aa a
cowardly outrage against a weak peo
ple impossible in a brave man. Let
Bismarck carry out his unmerciful,
hateful policy, and the future history
of Germany will blush, aa it records
bis great earvices to his country, that
bis character was without generosity
and his soul destitute ot magnan
imity. THE DIAMOND FIELD.
THE PHTBRT. HIUNED BY TUB
Tbe Malingers (a Tom the Hall
Note Aboat All of the
The following are the contract!
which have been approved by Secre
tary Brown, includ ng all the cl'tbs In
the Southern Lanue:
Signed with Nashville W. H.Golds
hy. O. P. Beard, William O'Brien,
William Sowders, Charles Marr. N. L.
Baker, Lave Gross, A. Sclieilhasn,
William Karle, llenry B'ttman, Leon
ard Howders, James Hillery, Gharlet
K. Bryman, Matt Kohell, John Ware,
George W. MoVey, J. tSruith.
Hlgued with Augusta William F.
Kilev. L. J. Hylvosler, 8. A. I). Kehtl,
Marr Phillips, Henry Kuppnl, William
A. Harbridge, AuKiiatF. Weidel, Will
iam T. McCaffrey, Dundon, Hub Clark.
Higned with Kavannah Thomas W.
Murray, Thomas J. Gillen, J. A. Wr
ier, George A. Htrief, Joeeph Neal, If,
O'Day, Hub Collins, Len C. t3ck
well, J. K. Powoll.
Signed with Chattanooga Charles
II. Levin, William Hart, John Man
uel I, L. P. Pickersori. Steve Mathiai,
Barney Graham, John (Tug) Arun
del, Klmer E. Cleveland.
Kignfd with Atlanta P. F. McDon
ald, S.J. Kimber, John Cllnn,William
A. Purcell. Denny Lyons, Khaa Peak,
Nick Bradley, Charles E. Williams,
Thcniat Lynch, John Shaffer, Frank
Mitchell, Jce Uunson, Moore.
Signed with Cbatleston Alexander
Jiuobs, C. F. Strothere, T. Bronnan,
W. A. Rourke, P. C. Oilman, J. R.
McAleer, August Weyhing, Lancer.
Signed with Macon E. U. Dicker,
Joe Miller, Jack Pelts.
Signed with Memphia George H.
Ixiyd. James P. McElroy, John LJ
ueeil, w. 11. Uo gan, John Brennan,
Daniel O'Leary, John Lavin, Charles
Hamburg, Black, Andrews, Kre
hemyer. All tbe clubs of the League, with
the exception of Augusta, have chosen
their managers, at playm alto, via:
Goldsby of Nashville, Bryan of Charles
ton, Purcell ot Atlanta, Sneed of Mem
phis, Pelts ol Macon, Morton of Savan
nah and Lsviaof Chattanooga. The
plan waa first adopted by the Memphis
Club, and so followed by the other
clubf. It is quite a saving t) the
club in the aa'ary list, as well as
railroad fares, etc. The Nashville
papers speak very highly of the tem
engaged by M.taager Sneed, and n
tbntk it is not yet completed, it goes
to show that our city will be well rep
resented this season from the start.
There is a second and third basemen
to sign, and with the men the manage
ment has to select from ti fill these
positions it is an aaeitrnd faH we have
Kasrvii.lk's players will be on hand
by March 1.
McSorlby has signed with the fa
mous ta. Louis movent.
John (Tiki) Arckdkl will We found
next season with Chattanooga.
Tov O'Bbisn plays with the Jersey
City Club of the Eastern League.
ISillv O'Bru'n will guard first base
for the Nashvillea the coming season.
Billy Taylos of the "short-cut"
fame will play in Baltimore next sea
son. Manager Sneed thinks it Billy
will let the "old stuff" alone he la un
doubtedly the greatest ball-player
A PLEASANT CHIT WITH THE
Dramatic Art la America and (be
rr ogress Made In Recent
On ber nturn from rehearsal, yes
terday afternoon, an Appeal reporter
sent np his lard to Mile. Aimee's
parlors, at the New Gayoao, and re
quested an interview. The meseenger
quickly returned, aid Informed the
tepoiter that mademoiselle would see
him without de'ay if he would kindly
fillow tbe btarer of her message t'j
her sitting-room. Here the famous
artiste waa found divesting herself of
her wrapr, and after pleasantly greet
ing the Appeal representative she in
vited him to a seat, and said:
"I bear that you have been awaiting
roe some time. I trust not very long.
I have just returned from the theater,
where I have been engaged in rehears
ing Mam'telle. How can I serve you?"
"The Appial wonld be glad to bave
an Interview with you oa matters con
nected with tbe at age. May I tres
pass to that extent upon your time?"
"I shall only be too happy if I can
be of service to yon in any way. Do
you speak French?' inquired mad
emoiselle. The reporter fortunately did.
"Ah I" said mademoiselle, with a
S feasant smiia, "that's belter; it will
e all the more agreeable. I em not
ytt sufficiently familiar with the En
glish language to speak it as fluently
as may be nrcessaiy for the purposes
of this interview."
"How long were you learning the
' Oa," replied the mademoiselle,
with a merry laugb, "you will be
curprised if I tell you that I only toik
lntaons for a moiAh fiom Mr. F. F.
Mackay, in New York, before I ven
tured npon the stage in an English
speaking pait; the part of "Mum'
adle," which I play here to-night.
The first time I undertook to play it
I understood only my own lines and
tbe cues; of tie rett cf the play I only
bad a general idea. The dialogue was
like Greek to me. Yet somehow I
man aged in pull through and make a
success. lou see, unto that time I
had had no occaaion to acquire tbe
language. I was always surrounded
by a French company, and spoke only
trench, it was only ai er 1 lost my
voice, and the necessity for abandon
ing the operatic stage began staring
me in the face, Urn', the importance oi
Btudying English became inanifeet,
and then I went at it with a will."
"How mmy languages are you fa
"Four; French, Spanish, Italian and
English, if my limited knowledge of it
can be described es ftmiliarity. Ital
ian, yon know, ia essential to a thor
ough study of operatic muBio."
"Which language did von find the
moft di Hi cult to acauirel"
"Oh, English, of course, the others
being of Latin origin and kindred to
the French, I had leas difficulty with
"When did yon make your debut in
an English part."
"Iu September, 1884, atali't'e place
in New York State celled Rindout.
I afterwards played it at tther places
outside of New York, and tnen ven
tured to play it at the Fifth Ave
nuo Theater, where I was kindly re
ceived. In fact, I may say I owe the
American people a great debt ol grati
tude for uniform kindness. Even
when I am not at my bet, and
through 111 health or other depressing
causes am unable to play up to the
mark, l und my audiences tun oi in
dulgent forbearance. I have a warm
p'aje in my heart for America and
"Do you people throughout the
Union sll impress you alike, or have
you noted diuerences iu temperament
and manner f '
"Oh. there Is a marked difference,
My preferences run to the South. In
some northern cities I found my audi
ences cold and unl mpreesionable, nota
bly in St. Louis and Cincinnati. In
Chicago they want nothing but Divot'
cons. I have made my best bit there
in that play. In the South everything
Is different. The audiences Beem to
be more apprecia ive and more in
sympathy with me, and more liberal
with their applause. I always fael
more at home when playing to them,
more at my ease."
"How did you like your reception
lint night T '
"Immensely: how could it have
ben otherwise? they enjoyed all the
humor o: tbe play so keenly, and noth
ing seomed to escape them, even the
n ier shades ol meaning that are ex
prss)dby a nod.a gesture, a look, were
rapidly and intelligently interpreted
I have reason to feel warmly to Mem'
phis for past kindnesses. Laat year
when I played here in Mam'ulU the
weather was against me just as it is
now," and Mile. Aimee pointed to the
snow-storm outside. "I remember a
matinee when it rained down torrente,
"cats nnd dogs." aa the saying goes, I
expected to ulay to empty benches.
Judge of my surprise and delight
when the curtain rose to find the house
full. It was one of the greatest com
pliments ever paid me."
"Did you ever play Dirorcon betore
you tried it in Englieh ?"
"Ob, yes; I played it in French at
Brussels and in tbe ptovinces of
France in the spring of 1883. with the
original cast, barring Mile. Chaumont,
whose part 1 assumed. You doubtless
know that she created the character
of 'Cyprienne,' and a most charming
and talented actress she is. It was
owing to her illness tbat I was cast
for the part when the play made the
tour of the provinces."
"Did you ever play it in rarii?"
"No, it would have been haaudous
for me to have challenged compari
son with Mile. Chaumont, who had
won the heart of Paris by her act
ing of the role, fortified as she had
been by the instruction of Sardou, the
author, who personally supervised
every detail of the play when it was
"Who translated the play for you?"
"Well there were many hands en
gaged in iw I got it horn the Lingards,
who played a version so different from
the original that it waaecarcely recog
nizable by its moat intimate friends.
1 1 ook the skeleton of that a lapution
and introduced a scene here and a
scene there until I had gradually
restored f i it some resemblance of its
former self. Oi course it ia not played
as we play it in France. Many thinga
are suppressed to conform to the tanes
of American audiences."
"Do you like comedy as well as op
"From an artistic ttandpoint I pre
fer iU Pecuniarily it is not to satis
factory ; opeiu bouffe pays better."
"Will you ever return to your old
love, opera bouffa?"
"No. at im gradually recovering my
voice, but I hardly think 1 shall ever
sing again in opera bouffe. 1 shall
endeavor to have a suitable play writ
tea for me by an American
tomethlng that will suit me
and the taste of the American
public at the same time. I would like
to bave it sparkle with bright dialogue
and funny situations, and then I wonld
introduce popu'ar songs and dances
and banjo playing, an instrument
which I am learning to play," and
Mademoiselle pointed to a splendid
silver-mounted banjo lying nr by.
"Do you like banjo niuaic?"
"Well, I can't ray that I find it mel
odious, but still there is something
original and piquant about it that is
strangely atti active."
"Talki ng about opera bouffa, I can't
help thinking tbat it has seen its beet
days. The reign of opera bonffe en
ded when Offdnbach died. Where
will you find a composer now who can
produce aucb operas at Grand Duchtt,
Belle U'Une and I'crichole t Tbey don't
exist. The opera bouffe by French
companies ia a thing of tbe past.
.ven II Ooentach were living
and could write more of hie
brilliant operas, I doubt if
any French company playing them
could compete successfully with the
magnificent costuming, mutn tctne
and perfection of detail that character
izes the comic operas now in New
York, such aa tbe Mikado, Nanon and
others I could mention."
''How does the American stage com
pare with the French?"
"Taking New York at the standard,
the differedce is scarcely perceptible.
The improvement made in this respect
sines I first came to America is eimply
marvelous. Yon Americans advance
so rapidly it takes one's breath aa ay.
Thero is a theatre in New York,
Daly's, where plays are mounted witt
a fidelity to detail that s unrivalled
even in Paiii. I bave never seen a
play put upon the stage in France
ao perfect in every feature as
are the plays at Daly's Theatre.
He is a gnoi manager, and
the most perfect master of detail I
know of anywhere. As fir attorn,
Amerira boasts of a number of ad
mirable artists. There's Mary Ander
son. She's s great artiste and a lovely
woman, with a voice that is simply
magnificent. If she has a fault it is
tbat she is a trills cold. She lacks
passion and fire. Then you have
Clara Morris. Her Camille is superb.
Rose Cojlilan is also a very floe
artiste, and the charming 1 t'le Lotti,
whom I am in love with, and Booth
and Barrett and Jefferson, all great
"How do you rank Booth and Bar
rett?" "I consider B o'.h the greater acior,
though Barrett is not tt be despised.
In some things Bootk is unapproach
able. There is no one living who can
tmch him in ''Richelieu." His
"Richelieu" is great, grea'
"The lzte McCuliough was also a
fine actor in clasio roles, but not, in
my opinion, equal to either Barrett or
Booth. But it would be idle to at
tempt t) name a'l the good actors ycu
have in America."
"How do you like the country as
compared with France?"
"Well, you see, sll my attachments
are in Franca bet uubb my mother lives
there and ai my relative. In many
things America i far ahead of France,
ia her lailroads, f r instance, and her
hotels. We can't travel near as com
foittbly there as you do here. The
comforts that surround one in hotels
here, the bathe, the hot and cold wa
ter, (he electric bells and all thoie
little adjuncts to luxury and ease,
you won t find them there, while in
railroads yon are a century ahead of
them. I can't see why we don't adopt
these improvements, but somehow we
don't. The ftct that they owe their
origin to another country cnght not to
make any difference," and Mademoi
selle looked puzzled. Having exhausted
every available topic, the reporter took
his leuve, after thanking Mademoiselle
f )r her complaisance.
"Don't ment'on it," shereplled, with
characteristic French palit9ness; ",t is
I who am honored'
A Rat Cremated by Electricity .
Philadelphia Newt: The complete
dlBin'egation of a rat by electricity so
that it retained all of its natural ap
pearance, but crumbled to duat aa
rcoq as touched bv metal, is vouched
for by Mr, Henry J. Tolbert, now vis
iting Philadelphia although electri
cians connected with the electric light
planti in this city remain rather in
credulous. The ttory was told tbe
Newt gatherer yesterday. The city of
Reading is furnished a portion of its
light by a company which produces
the electrio current by means of the
Bruau machines. Mr. Tolbert says
that he visited the plant of the Rent
ing company, and while looking s.t the
brushes gathering the sparks of the
fluid a rat came running over tbe
Uoor. To escape his human enemies,
he jumped direttty to the floor on to
one of tbe brushes and was thrown
back to the ground. He lay motion
leee, apparently and certainly dead,
but without even a hair turned. One
of tbe employes waa Bent with a shovel
to gather it up, but ai scon as the
shovel touched it the rat fell to dust,
with a little cloud of particles rising
from the place where its body bad
seemingly lain. There was no vestige
of hair, fi wh or bones remaining.
Dakota Dlvnreea Not Binding
Ronton. Mass . February 2. A. H.
Hard, who died in Dakota in 1884,
had secured a divorce there from his
first wife, a resident of Massachusetts,
to whom he bad previously willed his
property, and on his death bed he
willed everything to his second wife,
whom he married in Dakota. A con
test over the will was settled yester
day, the first wife having granted let
ters over the property here, while the
Dakota will is admitted to probaje.
This virtually decides the Dakota di
vorce not binding in Massachusetts,
and gives the property io the second
wife subject to the first wife's one
third Interest. The second wife will
A SotAble Clatliertnator Republican
Detroit, Mich., February 2. A
notable gathering of Republican poli
ticians is promised in the banquet ef
the Michigan Club, to be held in this
city on the 22d of this month. Among
those from outside this State who
have been invited and signified their
intention to be present are Senators
Evarte, Logan and Sherman, Gov.
Fotaker of Ohio, Congressmen Fry,
Uiscock, McKinley and others.
ElTaso, Tkx., February 2. Maj.
Robinson, an army paymaster, re
ceived a dispatch from Fort Bayard,
N. M., tday, which 6tt?d that a
courier just arrived and brought a
message from Lanf's ranch, which
contained the information of the un
conditional, surrender of the Apache
chief Gertiniuio o Lieut' Mans, who
succeeded ths late Capt Crawford.
Advance la Silks.
New York, February 2. Repre
sentatives of leading silk manufactur
ing firms of the United S ntee, at a
meeting here to-dav, decided to ad
vance the price of eilk thread and
twist 10 per cent There was a dis
position to stop the giving of cabinets
SAFE BURGLARS KILLED
BT A POSSE AT KNOXTILLE
JCSCTIO.V, EAST TES.V.
They Refuse to Surrender, and Two
Oat or Three Are Riddled
lir-ICUL TO Til tPriAL. I
Cbattanoooa, Tkkh., February 2.
A terrible tragedy occurred at Knox
ville Junction, eighty miles from this
city, on the line of the Cincinnati
Southern railway this morning, in
which two daring safe robbers were
killed by a posse tbat was pursuing
them. Lsat Friday night three burg
lars broke into the ttire of
J. M. Hatnby, a merchant at
Glenmary, and attempiel to crack
his safe, in which there ' were
several thousand do'lars. They
were detected by, the merchant, who
at once opened fire on them. They
returned the fire and a regalarjuailade
ensued, in which twenty-five shots
were exchanged, but no one was
THE BURGLARS FLED
and no trace of them was found until
tbe morning, when tlamby learned
the robbers were encamped on the
Emory river. He secured a posse and
went in pursuit rf the men. They
were found concealed among some
crofcs ties and were ordered to surren
der. Two of the bin glars threw np
their bands, but tbe tbird bid the
po;so defiance, and swore be would
never surrender. The posse sbct
him dead, his body being perforated
with bullets. The remaining two flad,
but one was shot, and in his agony
jumped over a bluff 100 feet high inti
i he Emory river and wai drowned.
The tbird burglar escaped. The two
burglars killed were handsomely
dreesed, and wore fine diamonds and
watches. No clue to their identity
could be obtained.
Aaaoclatrd Preaa Report.
Chattanooga, Tknn., February 2.
A special to tbe Jim, i from Rock wood,
Tenn., says that laBt Friday night
three men at?mpted to burpltrize the
ttira of J. Hamby at Glenmary.
They were detected by II am by
and twenty shots1 were exchanged
between the store-keeper and the
burglars,- but no one was wounded.
Hamby and a posse f Towed the bur
glars this morning to Kooxville Junc
tion, on the Cincinnati Southern road.
They were commanded to surrender,
nnd when they refused the pocsu
fired, killing two of the burglars in
ttintly. The third escaped. Nothing
wai found on the persons of the dead
men which would lead to their identi
fication. THE ERIE CANAL.
Katloonl Aid to Re Asked fur Ita
Albany, N. Y., February 2. The
joint Canal Committee of the State
Legislature met to-day and listened lo
arguments on the question of deepen
ing tbe Erie canal and lengthening
the locks, and whether it should be
done by the State, or the Federal gov
ernment be asked to do it All the
speakers favored the Miller bill now
pending in Congress to reimburse the
State to the extent of $5,000,000, but
all opposed calling on or turning over
the canal to the government. Mr. O.
B Potter cf New York made tbe
principal argument. He said tba',
aa the fctite had built the canal and
bad found it a profitable investment,
it should imoiove it and retain pos
session of it. If the government
should undertake the work it would
be done slowly and in a costly
way, and in the end would ton
New York nearly aa much in
taxation aa if she to ik the work on
ber own shoulders. So fur the gov
ernment bad only undertaken to im
prove tbe ratural wa'er-ways; but if
the work of making artificial water
ways were once undertaken, there
would be to many rails for improve
ments of tbat sort that the National
Treasury would be bankrupted, and
New York would have to pay a hun
dred fold mor,e than the improvement
of ber own canals by herself would
Rjchester. N. Y., February 2.
Thomas Leighion, a prominent bridge
builder, died at his residence, oa Ka-tt
avenue, this morning, aged sixty
New York', February 2. The visible
supply of grain as compiled from the
New York Produce Exchange ia as fol
lows: Wheat, 64,1)88,605 bUHhela; corn,
City or Mexico, February 2 Gen.
Jackson, the United States Minister,
accompanied by his family and a num
ber of American friends, is traveling
through tbe State of Vera Cruz.
Jersey City, February 2. George
H. Farge and Joseph t'la-k, the latter
a boy of 10 years, who were bitten by
a St Bernard dog yesterday, will k e
sent to Paris to be treated by M. Pat
Louisville, Ky., February 2. James
Trabue, president of the Sinking Fund
Commissioners, aid one of the oldest
and moit prominent business men o!
Louisville, died this afternoon of ery
sipelas, aged eighty-four.
Sandoval, II1., February 2. Jamet
Aird a'tempted to cross the Ohio and
Mississippi railroad track with n tsara
of horses yesterday in fiont of a mov
ing train. The man and horses were
struck and instantly killed.
Kalamtaoo, Mich., February 2. Or
son K. Whit'oik, one of the wealthiest
and beet known farmers of Richland,
in this county, committed suicide this
morning by stabbing himself through
the heart with a dull butcher-knife.
New York, February 2. A Pott spe
cial from Halifax lays: "The suspen
sion of the Nova Scotia Sugar Refin
ing Company is announced, with lia
bilities of 1500,000, of which $250,000
is due to the Merchants' Bank ot Hali
fax." St. John, N. B., February 2. At
Douglaetown, Annie Ramsey, aged
seven years, while coatting, slid into
the river. Her brother Robert, aged
nine years, and Harry Hutchinson, in
trying to save her, were also carried
into the river. All three were drowned.
Lebanon, Pa., February 2. By an
explosion of gas last night tbe Sheri
dan furnaces at Sheridan were burned.
The boiler-housee, stacks, trestles,
hoists, fourteen cars and engine-house
were destroyed. A large quantity of
coal is fctill burning. Loei about J30,
000. Titteburg, Pa., February 2. At a
deleeate convention of the coal miners
of Western Pennsylvania to-day, the
sea e of wasres presented to tbe opera
tors at the recent national conference
here was unanimously adopted. Dele
gt?s to the National Convention cf
Operators and Miners, which ia to bs
held at Columbus, O., oa the 2Sth
instant, were also elected.
Piaquemine, La., February 2,-Wm.
Smith and Bernie. Anselm, young men
of this place, hacra quarrel to-day and
undertook to settle it by fighting a
duel with revolvers. Eight shots were
fired. Smith received four wound,
note of them necetairiiy dinger ou.
Auselm est aped nnhnrt.
New fork, February 2. It was at
the office of the Mallory Steamship
Line to-day tbat the csmpany could
discover no decrease in its patronage
on account of the boycott against it by
the Knights of Labor at Galveston,
and that the demands f r 'longshore
men would net be grantsd.
Kansas City, Mo., February 2.
Thomas M. Turner, who has been on
trial some days in tne Criminal Court,
charged with, murdering Mrs. John
Conway and her daughter, Katie, four
months aw, wai acquitted to day, the
Court ordering the jury to retirn a
verdict of acquittal.
Mount Pleafaot, Pa., February 2.
The Hungarian coke-burners are still
in possession of the company's houses,
and are as firm as ever in their deter
mination to resiat eviction, which will
doubt'efs be enforced within a very
short time. A nnmber of works were
in operation to-day. A train-load of
foreign laborers for the Standard
Works arrived to-night.
PBOIEEBIXUI or TUB STATE
Large Rnmber of Bllla Introduced
and Keferred Adjonraed to
1 bared ay.
Isfscui, to faa ArpiiL.I
Jack'os, Miss., February 2. Sen
ate. WUt introduced and referred:
By Mr. Dillard: To abolish the
office of swamp land commissioner.
(The bill provides that the business of
the office ia to be restored to the office
of Secretary of State).
By Mr. Gage: To amend the law
relative to the salaries of superintend
ents of education.
By Mr. Kemp: To amend the law
in relation to icqueets of lunacy.
By Mr. Yerger: To amend the act
authorizing tbe Georgia Pacific Rail
road Company to sell or lease a part of
By Mr. Dodds: Providing for local
option to be submitted to the voters of
By Mr. Reynolds: As to the testi
mony of parties. This provides tbat
either party to a suit at law or equity
may by deposition examine the op
posing party aa a witness.
Bil's shaped in relation to the At
torney General; for tbe relief of J. J.
Duhard, a justice of the peace of Car
Houso bill fo postpone the issuance
of certain warrants.
Confirmations of county superin
tendents of education : G. T. Y. Ry
land, for Greene county; Marcus
Askew, for Carroll; J. W. Grundy, for
Scott; J. Kirkmsn, for Sharkey: A. T.
Gardner, for Lefijre; II, T. Mc Will
iam", for Moritjomery ; J. T. Scott,
for Newton : A. M. Byrd,- for Neshoba ;
James T. Wa kins, for Smith; D. E.
Sullivan, for Leake.
The following nominations for
county superintendents of education
were lejected by the Sanate: A. H.
Foster, for Winston couniy; J. H.
Patalin. for Holmes.
The Senete rejourned till 10 o'clock
a.m. on Saturday next.
Bills, etc., passed: To incorporate
the Bank of Winona; resolution in re
lation to lands granted to the Gulf
and Ship Island Railroad Company,
and appointing a committee to in
vestigate the management of the com
pany, who constitute the sharehold
ers, and what capital is invested;
resolution addressed to our Repre
sentatives in Congress to urge the
pensioning ot surviving eoldiers ot
the Mexican war; a bill to postpone
the Issuance ot certain warrants: a
bill to authorite the Board of Levee
Commissioners t ) pay for work done.
Bill', etc., introduced and referred:
To amend the act incorporating the
Boird of Levee Commissioners; to in
vestigate tbe claims and accounts of
the penitentiary lessees from 1881 to
18S5. and to adiuBt the same: to re,
peal all acts exempting property of
corporations irom taxation ; tc provide
the manner cf selling preparations of
morphine; to require ju&tice3 of the
peace to file itemized cott-bills
in criminal cases; to amend
the law in relation to sher
iffs; in qualifying road commission
ers; to provide lor the care nnd cus
tody of the retordi of the Supreme
Court, and ol Chancery ; to amend the
law aa to fees and salaries ; to prevent
the killing of trees on public roads and
nignways; to change tne scnciui-
tic year ; t) provide for the
greater punishment of train
wreckers; to amend tbe bill
relating to benevolent institutions; to
amend tbe law in relation to exempt
property ; for the protection of railroad
employes: to prevent tne estauusrv
meut of two schools cf the same color
in towns of lees than 1000 inhabitants ;
in relation to houses and mortgages.
Adjjurned till 10 o'clock a. m. Sat
urday next Moat of the members of
each House leave on a special train
for Columbia at 8 o'clock to-monow
morning via Meridian.
IOasea bw tbe Bla Fire.
The following are estimates of the
actual losses sustained by insurance
companies at tbe hre which occurred
here Sunday night as computed by an
expert insurance man, though more is
claimed by individnal sufferers: Phoe
nix of New York, t:'L'50; Mississippi
Home, MOO; Crescent of New Orleans,
f 150; Hanover of ew i ork, So300:
Home, New York, $800; Western of
To-onto, 1130; Phieaix of Hartford,
$1600; Loudon, Liverpool nnd Globe,
J;775; Germania of New York, $2475;
Oueen of England, $1375; Georgia
Home, $4315: rew Orleans Associa,
tion, J4000; Factors and Traders of
New Orleans, $2000; total, ytO.OUO.
dot, Murray's ttevwnd Veto Sleaaage
Salt Lake, Utah, February 2.
Gov. Murray'a second veto meet age to
the Legislature is o; a joint resolution
firoviding for the compilation of the
awJ at a coet of $10,000. His reasons
are thai the Territorial Auditor and
Traseurcr are not legal officers. They
are serving long after the expiration
cf their terms on worthless bonds,
and should not have the disbursement
of public moneys. Second, many of
the statutes of Utah are in direct cou
rt ct with the laws of Congress, and
the Governor will never consent to
spend the public funds to continue
them on the statute bovks to the mis
leading of tbe people. The Legisla
ture appointed a committee of confer
ence with the Governor whose real
purpose is to discuss the question of
filling these Territorial offices.
Glasgow, February 2. David Nero
a negro preacher, who describes him
self as the principal of the Sumner
College, Kansas, was remanded here
tday for trial on a charge of fraud.
THE NASHVILLE MURDER.
THE DARK MYSTERY A LIST
The Body Ideatlfled and Four Xe
grees Arrested for tbe Hor
V faraciAL to thb irriiL.I
Nashvill, TsNit., February 2. The
mystery surrounding the murder dis
covered in Hells Half Acre waa cleared
away t j-day. Bid Brown, one cf the
negioas arreetad on suspicion, gave the
thing away. He said that a few days
before Frank Arnold disappeared he
heard Ben Brown, Simon Fox and the
two Joetlin brothers, all colored, make
op a plot to kill Brown and divide
his property among them. On the
night of November 9:h tbe four men
inticed Arnold off 'possum hunting.
Bill Brown stayed behind at Arnold's
house. Ben Brown carried a grin and
Simon Fox a heavy apike. Dnring
the night Bill Brown beard the repoit
of a gun. The next night the four
murderers brought- Arnold's body
to a stable and cut it np.
Bn Brown had shot Ar
nold and Fox had cracked his
skull with the spike. After the body
was cut up Fox put tbe head in a
sack and the other men put the re
maining parts of the boly in a spring
wagnn and brought it toward the city.
Bill Brown said they told him where
the bead was hid and thtt the
body had been buried in the
suburbs of Nashville. This ttitement
was made to Attorney-General Wash
ington, whoeent Bill Brown with four
officers to the ecene cf the tiagedy,
aud the missing bead was found in a
bae gum in Arnold's yard, with his
clothes wrapped around it The Jost
tins and Simon Fox were arresled, but
Ben B.own has so far eluded
the officers. In this way has the most
atrocious murder ever committed in
this county been brought to justice,
and although one cf tbe criminals is
free, his capture is a matter tf hours.
Later. Late to-night three officers
arrived in the city, having under ar
ret t Ben. Br? wn, the otbt r negro want
ed for the Arnold murder. He was
caught about five miles from the scene
of the murder.
Mrs. R. R. Hall, wife of a physician
of Rutherford county, committed sui
cide Monday evening. She left home
to pay a social vis t, but did Lot
return. Yesterday mining Bhe waa
found dangling froai a tree about
fifty yards from the roadside,
having hung herself with a rope.
There is no known motive for the rash
Hennesy, alias Dan Davis, the gold
brick swindler, wai indicted here to
day. moody and sanky.
The evangelists opened np a re
vival here to-day. There were two
services, at both of which the attend
ance was large and representative.
LOUD SALISHVBY AND SIR. GLAD.
StOSE 1ST COMNCLlATIOai.
Kainors A boat tbe New Cabinet Ir.
Paroell'a Deinande Leaaue
Meeting at Dnbllat.
London, February 2. Mr. Glade t ine
and Lord ta isbury had aconsulWt'on
this afternoon. Tbey were together
twenty minutes. Mr. Gladstone and
Lord Salisbury discussed the Greek
At a representative meeting of the
Associated Chambers of Agriculture,
held in London to-day, speeches were
made strongly favoring protective
duties on corn, sugar and ioreign man
ufactures. The meeting was adjourned
pending the announcement cf the re- -suit
cf tbe Royal Commission on trade
refuses tbe office of the first Lord of
Admiialty. Mr. Callings will be given
an important poet. Mr. Morley has
accepted the Chief Secretaryship of
Ireland; Earl Rosebery the Foreign
portfolio, Mr. Charles RuBsell the Attorney-Generalship
and Mr. Cohen
THE COURT CIECULAR
announces that Mr. Gladstone, in the
audience with the Queen Monday,
waa appointed Prime Minister. Mr.
Gludstone was unable to accept tbo
Queen's invitation to stay at Windsor
It is rumored that Mr. John Noish
will be Lord Chancellor of Ireland,
Mr. MasDerrar tt Attorney-General of
Ireland, and Mr. Hemphill Solicitor
General of Ireland.
' The Daily Nem says that Mr. Par
nell will firmly demand that the local
government question be settled by
Parliament before the land question,
or tbat both subjects be discussed to
gether, and that he will strenuously
oppose dealing with the land question
LORD RICHARD OROBVSNOR,
the Liberal whip, will be promoted in
office, and Mr. Arnold Morley will
eucceed him aa whip.
will be returned to Parliament for
Midlothian without opposition in the
re-election necessitated by his accept
ance of ollice. .
Leaaue Meellnc at Dnblln.
Dublin, February 2. At a meeting
cf the League to-day Mr. Sexton, who
presided, predicted that at t le next
election the Nationalists would com
bine with the Liberals and return
eighty-nine members to Parliament
Ireland, he said, was satisfied with
the result of the temporary power of
the Conservatives, who had abolished
coercion and introduced a land-purchase
measure establishing the
principle that the State should
provide money for the eit nction,of
tbe landlords. He adviBed Mr. Glad
stone to avoid violence and disorder
in Ireland by assisting distressed
peasants with government funds, and
protettiug them from eviction until a
bill has been passed to buy out the
landlords. He urged Irishmen to re
main peaceful while there was a
chance of Mr. Gladstone making ef
forts in behalf of Irish nationalism.
Cannes, February 2 The hered
tary Prince of Anhalt is dying here.
Constantinople, February 2. Rep
retentstivee of Turkey and Bulgaria
have aigned the agreement relative to
the Bulgarian union, and have notified
the powers to that effect
Montreal, February 2. Diphtheria
and scarlatina are prevalent here and
are said to be rapidly spreading. Dr.
JohnH. Rauch of Chicago, who has
been here looking into the sanitary
condition of the city, says it is a great
field for these diseasee.