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ME-UPHL8 DAILY APPE AL--AVE DXESD AY, FEBRUARY 10, 1SS6.
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i.ALLAWAY A KEATING.
M. 0. rtLi.wiv, I Ha Second street,
J. M. Ksitinii. I Mimphis. Tenn.
WEDNESDAY, i t FFB. 10, 18S0.
The New York Chronicle reports the
clearings for the week ending January
' 30th as being lees in tbe aggregate
then the preceding weeks of tbe
month, but the whole moLth com
pares favorably with those of the same
time a year before, showing a decided
increane. A feature in the present
circumtUnces is that loaus pay .but
low later, while government bonds are
high. This is musing national banks
to reduce their circulation, ai their
bonds sre railed in, init3ad of repine
ing them by buying new bonds. Some
of tbem are depositing money instead
cf bonds; in January $2,500,000 was
to deposited. Silver I m ba 1 another
fall in London, quoting 40 9 10 J, and
has tout bed 4fijd. At 4(1 1) lOi the
bullion value of the silver dollar is
78.916c. If the persitUnt fall of ei'.ver
full to convince Congress and the peo
ple that we are not on tbe conect way
to retrieve its sinking condition, then,
aa the Scotch say,"he tbii', will t i Cupar
man to Cupar, for a wilfu' man will
aye gang ia ain gate." The Chronicle
regards the rrruiury s statement aa
less favorable tbitn anticipated, and to
the public any eat-back or upparent
lack of security during coming months
is unwelcome and disappointing. Pre
dictions, which that paper does not
coincide in, are made that the gold in
tbe Trraiury will be bio lght down to
$110 000,000. Eraditrett't says, con
earning tbe fill in silver: "Tbe Lon
don silver market suffered a further
decline in the price of bars to 4(id
per ounce on Wednesday, since when
it bai advanced to 40 0-ltkl. It would
appear that tbe very large offerings of
India bills by tbe India Council was
instrumental in producing tbe first
-noted result, rather than tbe existing
aituation of the silver quratiua in our
Congress." The ChronicU speaks aa
follows upon the same subject,
referring to Mr. Beck and bis followers:
"The honorable gentlemen will
be convinced one cf these days that
America cannot by word', votes or
any artificial measure whatever sns
ta!n the market price of the white
metal that the effort will be just as
futile hi a similar effort in the wheat
market ba proved. There is a way
in conjunction with Europe in which
. the future of silver could be insured,
but thtt can never be until we throw
the responsibility on those who were
Imtrumentil in producing the present
A (XUHESNIONAI. HI.IM1ER.
A bill is before Congress which, if
pawed, will reduce the postage on second-class
publications to a uniform
rate of 1 cent a pound. This is in
tended as ai mt of justice toward a
class of peiioditalsnow charged in the
poetumce out ol proportion to the gen
em! rtt, which, on newspapers nod
periodic a's, is a cent a pound. Period
icals published monthly are charged 2
cents if weighing over two ounces, in
stead cf a cent a pound or a cent a
copy. Thus monthly publications
have to pay beyond the proportion
chanted for other publications, and
this discrimination ajH'nst them the
propositi law is intended to abolish.
This 2 cent rate exists in towns having
mail delivery by carriers in the place
where they are published; when
trampoit'il to a distance the carriers
deliver them free of the extra rate. Here
is a diecrimintt'oa that is evidently
unjust and vexatious. Tbe House
I'ostc flics Committee baa repot ud the
diFcrimica ;'oi as not only inconsistent
with the general postage law, but "il
logical, unjust and absurd," as indeed
it evidently ia. The exception made
.a;ainst monthlies in the city where
published is so out ol line with the
other poaiase regulations that one
Jeels it a loss why it was enacted, or
what o" ject at iutended to be accom
plished by iu Why monthlies should
be singled out when posted where
published for an extreme aid excep
tional rate ! charge, where no excep.
t on is made in the case of other pub
lita'ione, it would puzzle the famous
"ThiladeipLia lawyer" to tell. If a
'Cent a pound will pay postage for
dirties and weeklies, why should
noithliet! be charged at the rate t( 16
cents a pound? This is one of the "cu
lusitieect iegirlation," a ad well might
theHou-e commit'.ee cbarait;riz;s it
as "abeurd." As specimen bow this
eilly piece of law-making works, the
Mii-fittippi Jlerald, our oldeit monthly,
euus copies from Maine to California
aT a cost for pott ige of 20 for 1000
copies, but tbe postage on 1000 copies
s a'.led in and forBottin, where it ia
published, ccstaf 240, yet it baa rot
the io, teffl ce not a elogle tent fir
transportation. Congress out of eelf-j-ef
ject, if the claims of justice ere it
effectual, oojbt to loee no time in cor
reeling iu own egregious and discredit
Tn I'lTI BtAT IIAI.r HOLIDAY.
There is movement in New Yurk
to rental the ball-bo'.idsy metbol
adopted latt summer for tbe bent fit of
tbe toiler and overworked bnmanit r.
It ia now urged that the clna should
be continued throughout tbe year. In
novations npon old caitoms geneia'ly
drift icto fanaticism, and this wise
movement ia likely ti buffer by tbe
imprudence of extremists. Saturday
half-holidays are well enough during
the sweltering summer months when
beat prevents shopping and nearly
suspends active business. But such
suspension cf business during tbe
winter seaion, when the days are too
abort to t'aoaact the active demanda
of business, tbe wisdom and success
of winter half-holidays miy well be
questioned. But tbe movement is ad-
vocatedby tbe Herald, and the It fil
ing ladies of Mew York are circulating
and signing the following pt tit ion:
We. the undersigned, bereby agree with
each other and pleiliie ourselves, tint. so fnraa
possible, from and alttr lue data nereoi, wa
will abulHin froiu making
Durrhasetf at any
tura in tha city ol New
V nl N m 1
ork alter tba hour
ol Boon OB each and every haturdari and we
Ait hrK rft.mi.Rl the rtrnorifltorf of all
torei In aaid mtt to olixe Iba iimi at tha
hour of noon earh Saturday, and (rant Iheir
employe! tha rnmainder of ei b ttaturdny
altar 12 o'clock noun at a half-holiday. We
innerel beliitve euch oonoeeiiun will Inuro
to the benefit ot employer. wall e em
It Is said that tbe people tfthe
United Slat 3a have heretofore bui
fewer holidays than any nation on
earth. But the danger ia vibrating
from one extreme to another. La
bor and employes in every branch
of business are, no doubt, over
worked. The old idea of the econ'
omist that a country, to be in a
hca'thy, prosperous condition, must
be a great bee-hive, where all hands,
old and young, should work from
daylight ti dark, has long since ex
ploded. It has been shown that the
working people in countries where
many holidays are observed erjoy
life quite as well aa those who are
kept at tbe tread-mill every working
day in tbe year. Life is not worth
living without rest aid enjoyment,
and that nation is wealthiest
whose cltlaonfl have -the mojt
recreation and enjoyment. Saturday
bnlf-boliday la no modern Inven
tion, but a revival of very ancient
custom which existed in the middle
ages when work waa suspended after
tbe bell sounded the hour of noon on
Saturday, or on the eve of a feast or
holiday. Tbe reformation swept away
many religious holidays. But human
nature could not support and endure
the Puritan tyranny which made Bun
day a day of funeral gloom, dreaded
by children and of no benefit to the
poor, since the needed recreation was
forbidden, and a deputation of London
apprentices waited on Parliament to
complain that religious finatlciam
had deprived them cf even one day
for recreat'ou and enjoyment. Failla
went therefore set aside the second
Tuesday in every month aa a
day of rett and pleasure for
apprentices and journeymen, but
the masters and employers found
means to thwart the intention ot Par
liament, which then passed an act di
recting that all work-shops and stores
be c!ojed on those days. By all means
let us have aa many days of cessation
from labor aa possible. There Is no
dinger of excess in this respect in the
United States. Saturday half holi
days'during the summer months will
no doubt become the prevailing cus
tom of the whole country. But its
adoption during the active winter
seaton, when there Is a pressure ot
busineas,would seriously impede trade
and is therefore impracticable and will
not be demanded by the employe or
granted by tlm employer.
What Our Vnlinporjrlea II it a lo
Nnjr About Oar ('tianare of Form.
Augusta (Ark.) VUltUt: "We are
pleased to greet our old friend, tbe
Memphis Api'kai, in its new dress,
which is very becoming. It now greets
its readers in a a eight-page form,
which is far more convenient, i'he
Appkal has long been a favorite with
the people o! eastern Arkantai, who
will rejoice at this renewed evidence
of it enterprise and prosperity."
Florence (Ala.) Gazttlt: "The Mem
phis Ai'i-sai. has changed ita style ot
publication, and now appears in the
popular eight-page form. Its princi
ples, however, are, as they always
have been, pure and unwavering in
Hearo .Labor la Ike Coke Reglooa
FiTTtiiuiio, Pa, February 9. A
ineDiber of. the coke syndicate tays:
"The plan now is to put negroes in
the places ot the coke strikers. Thou
sands of roxI etout negroes can be
procured around Lynchburg, Va.
Those now in the region are satisfied
with the wages and are happy. Not
one is faking active part in the strike,
and all would be at work if it were
not for their tear of bodily harm. The
intention ia not to bring in large num
bers at one time, but aa fust as a fm
ily leaves tbe region a colored family
will take ita place, and the change
will not be noticed until it is made.
No attempt will be made to start tbe
works as a whole, but as fait ai the
men are willing tj go t work. If
they have taken no active part in the
Btrike, or have not been delegates ti
any meeting, pluses will be given
them. Tbe demand for coke is, of
course, good, but the increased price
will no; be given the men, for the
price of coke will net be raised until
after tbe strike is eettled, if it takes
A Daatordljr Outrage.
Mackdonia. O., February 9. This
morning, while John Hoar, a farmer,
living about three miles flora here,
was from home, hia hired man. a for-
I eigner, whose name has not been
! learned here, engaged in aa alterca
' tu n with II oar s two daughters,
: Mary and Manny. During the wran
gle he tt'ock them both with a piece
of iron and knocked tbejn eenselees.
He then at fire to a large barn, which
was consumed, together with twenty
three head of cattle, one horse, fifteen
bogs, a quantity of corn, oats, wheat
and (arming implements. The fellow
wai placed under arrest.
BETRAYAL AD SEDUCTION.
COLIUBIJ, TE.X., WILD
Over the Rain of a Prominent
clcty Ltd or That
Israelii, to ti AFPitL.I
Cou'MiiiA, Tkim, February 9.
Columbia, the county seat of Maury
county, is wild over a sensational
seduction suit This model little city,
every since tbe days when it was tbe
borne ot Polk, tbe future President,
who enjoyed a lucrative law practice
there, has bousted of tbe beauty of ita
women, their virtue and reBnemeut,
'and tbe courtliness of its men, the cul
tured circles of this aristocratic town.
The loveliest of the Cumber
land plateau now stands agba-t
at the foulness ot a crime
which reaches U the very pinnacle of
wealth and fashion. The climax waa
reached this morning, when Miss An
nie Nicholson brought suit in tbe cir
cuit court against William A. Bailey
( r $25,000 for betrayal acd seduction.
Mirs Nicholson is the granddaughter
ol tbe Hon. A. P. Nicholson, Chief Jus
tice ot the Supreme Bench of Tennes
see. Maurv county contains no fairer
woman, and before her fall none wbo
received with gentler grace the ad
miration ol the mac tier sex, and none
who won more easily and wore more
modestly the affection and esteem of
berowneex. Her birth and native
cbarms had placed her in the I jremoet
rank ol faihioaabla society, and
though por she bad been wooed by
several scions of the wealthieet and
most a-lstocratlc families ot the plase.
To all she turned a den! ear, for her
beauty waa destined to tall before
TBI lost or a risvo
bo wore the semblance cf a man.
Miss Nicholson, who wai saen to-day
by tbe Appeal's correspondent,1
though crushed to the eaith and
stricken by sickness, is beautiful even
In her sorrow. She isfonewbat above
the medium h'ght; has a rich voluptu
ous form, with every curve a
model of symmetry, and luxuri
ous development; a wealth of
auburn hair glinted with gold
crawns, and exjuistely molded face of
which two dark heaal eyes are tbe cen
tiu' ctarm. She is winsome and in
telligent, impulsive and full of youth
ful exuberance just the woman to
stir the depths of man's fiercest pas
sions. Her mother died several years
ago, and her father moved to Texas.
She remained near Columbia with her
grandmother, the widow of Judge
Nicholson. LaitU'l she fancied tha'
she would like to be independent, and
although her grandmother was well
able and anxious to,.support ber, she
obtained a situation to teach near
Spring lli l, Maury countv. She
went to the bouse of Mr. Biiley ti
board. Every morning she went to
ber little school-house, about a half
mile distant, returning to Bailey's
bouse in the afternoon. Mr. Biiley is
a married man, and bad one child,
whom Miss Mtcboisontaagutat night.
Bailey's wife is a blue stocking,
I. II .nl ...nolu. mn.t
tail, puaumi a u. i ixd . ciiiu
bal Utile to recommend ber to Bailey,
save a wedding portion, iin ley tell in
love with the beautnui school teacher
and resolved to make her charms a
prey to his luati. He is a magnificent
looking man, tall, ot line physique.
finely educated and nt polished ad
dree, and withal very wealthy. He
WON IHB IHMOCKNT TOUKO GIRL'S HEART
and then broke it. The liaison a ai
carried on for months under his roof
and nobody suspected it. Bailey is a
steward In tue Aletnouiat Unurch and
had the lulleat confidence ot the en
tire community. Last Christmas Miss
Nicholson gave up her school and re'
turned to her g audmother, saying
that she wsa sick. Her condition
was accidentally discovered day be
fore yesterday by the family
physician. Tbe kr.ondge nearly
erased the widowed grandmotber.
The girl ia but tbe shadow ol her
former self, and is confined to her bed.
lialiey denies bis guilt, but is not bi
lieved by any one. Tne girl accost's
blm of ber ruin, and gives tbe circum
stances with pitiable accuracy. She
attempted to swallow prupsic
acid late last nigbt, but ber watchful
grandmother (It tic ted ber and pit
vet tad tbe additional crime. The
girl's father has been telegraphed, and
is daily expected from Texa and
those who know blm say be will cer
tiinly kill Bailey. Middle Tennessee
never experienced so dep'orable an
A LONDON SENSATION.
I'aH) oa Krrord,
Londdn, February 9. An inquest
waa held to-day in the case ot the
death of a Mr. Bartlatt, a merchant of
Pimllco, who, it is u'leged, waa killed
by chloroform administered by his
wife, wbo wished to marry tbe Key,
Mr. Dyson, a Wesleyan minister. A
statement by Mrs. Bartlett waa read
at the inquest by her physician. She
was sixteen years ot ate when she
was married to Baitlett. They male
a compact to live together only as lov
ing friends. This agreement waa ad'
hered to for six years, when the hus
band began to encourage ber enaction
from the Kev. Mr. Dyton. Recently
Bartlett began to manifest renewed
affection for his wife, but she, feel
ing it to be ber duty In the
minister to resist her husband's ad
vance, appealed to him to desUt, as he
had affianced ber to Mr. Dyson, ioe
appeal had only a temporary effect, so
she resolved to protxt berseit from
her husband by waving chloroform
in front of his lace. On the night be
fore his death, as her husband wai re
tiring ehe produced a bottle of
chloroform which her husband took
from her. Upon awakening intho night,
she found her husband dead by her
side. The affair tas crentsd an in
tense sensation and is regarded ai
like'y to culminate in one of the mo t
prominent causes celebrei in tbe
criminal history of this country.
Lonlavllle atad Naahvlllo Camilla.
Locisviu.c Ky., February 9. The
following official income etitement
of tho Louisville and Nashville rail
road lor tae six months ending De
cember 31, 1S:5, was received here
to-dav: Uroes earnings. t(J,78S,83S i
operating expenses, (tit) 51-1001 W.-
107.U7H76: net from trallij, $2,tiS0,S50
10; ether income from investment,
$77,653; total income, r.',758,412 10.
Construction, $14rt,427 29; fixed
charges, $2,075,49102; taxes, $182,
202 ; tout. $2,404,121 21 ; surplus, $3o4,.
ProteeUaa; Anearlraa Blrtfe.
The ArfXAb la in receipt ot a circu
lar from the secretary of the American
Ornithologii-t i Union Committee on
' the Piotectica cl Amencaa UjMb,
giving the object of the nnion. Bird
destruction in this country is every
year aesuming a more mpd more seri
ous aapect. The etartling decrease in
the numbera of many of our birds,
brought about of late years by the un
ceasing persecution aired tor tbe eake
of fashion, has aroused the American
Ornithologists' Union to a recognition
of the necessity for instant and decid
ed eflort in behalf ol our birds. Tbe
objects tf the committee are to pu'h
er all the information pouibls; to dif
fuse information among the people in
regard to the ntll ty of birds; to en
courage the formation of anti-bird-wtanng
leagues; to peifct ttatutas
fir the pio ection of birda, and the
consideration ot the best means In
their enforcement Tbe committee is
desiious of collecting faete and statis
tics bearing npon the aubject of tbe
destruct'on of our birds, and will wel
come information from any source. It
a'so extends the promise of its hearty
to-operation to all peisjns or loeieties
who may be interested in the protec
tion cl our birds.
THE LONDON KIOTEES.
WHAT TUEIR LEAHEB9
HAN US) f OB Til KM.
Tlalt lo Mr. Chamberlala from
Iba mngleaxlera fclvrn but
, Lltlla (taliafM-llom.
Lokdon, February 9. Burns.Cham-
p'oa, Hyndman and Williams.the four
Socialists who inspired yesterday's
riots, called this afternoin upon Mr.
Joeeph Cbamberluin, President ot the
Local Uovernment Isjard, at biaomce.
Mr. Chamberlain declined to receive
the Socialists peraoi a'ly, but conveyed
to them his wi liniineas to give atten
tion to anything they might cava ti
pay, provided they pi iced it before
blm in writing. Burns sea bis coi-
Icarues thereupon dr. l c? n statement
oil! rieir wishes. They said they Lai
a led to olta n from Mr. Chamberlain
a dec'araiion ot the government's
Intentions with regard io providing
work for tbe several hundred thou
sand unemployed people wbo were at
present starving in tbe City ol Lopc'oj
and tUewhere in England. The
etitement contained the assertion fiat
all the pressure which the working-
men's societies bad brought to bear
nroo fie lical authorities had ett'rely
failed, and that letters sent to the
local government by perrons au
thor u ad ,to speak for tha dis
I r eased were left unanswered. Mr.
Burns and his colleagues added tlat
they hid persarully come lor some
etitement of the government's inten
tions in order o be able to report
something definite to the meeting ol
the unemoloved workingmen of Lin-
don, which is soon to be beld in tbe
city. Mr. Cbamberlain replied in
writing that he did not think any of
the remedies profoied by tbe Social
Demociatic federation would prove
effectual to relieve tbe prevalet t want
and misery exiattng among tbe unera
ployed in England. He was,
oa this account, usable to support
these proposed miamrrB. At the
same time he f. It the urgent necessity
of having something done, and be was
now having an inquiry made lor the
purpose ol ascertaining tbe exact ex
tent and character of the distressed.
Whenever it suoniu be found neces
sary to do so tbe Board of Guardians,
unless they were already empo a-ered,
would be author r.ea to grant oitdoor
rellei when labor testa had been
arranged sufficient to present impos
ture. The Question of public works,
continued Mr. Ctamberlain, was not
within the province of the Local Gov
ernment Board. The Socialist de
farted dissatisfied with the outcome
ot tbeir vis.t Air. uyndman and Mr.
Champion were quit9 angry over what
tbey called Mr. Ubamberiain s evasion
of the real poirti a. issue. They de
nounced bia scheme cl inquiry aa a
device to secure delav. while the verv
men in whose behalf the al
leged inquiry was claimed lo
have been started! were actually
ttirving to deatb. "i.he unemploved
ol Loudon," these gentlemen con
tinued, "do not want outdoor relief,
they do not a aot charity, they want
nothing but honest and uselul work
which will enable tbem to earn bread.
The pioposition lo giva them doles,
accompanied by servile and degrading
labor teste, galls tbtin and is caicn
lated to exasperate them into revolt."
CLE MRUS, MISS.
Sudden Death of Senator Terlner
ISPKOIAL TO THR ArPKAL.I . ,
Columbus, Miss , February !). Gen
W. T. Veitaer of Port Gibtoa, Mies.,
a member of the Sena e of Mississippi,
died here tt 8 o clock p.m. of pneu
monia. Hecime with the excursion
party of tbe Senitsand Legislature to
inspect the Industrial College.
A Remarkable Uletrlhntlon.
The 188:h Grand Monthly Drawing
of Tbe Louisiana State Lottery oc
curred ui usual at noon on Tuesday,
January 12th. Tbe First l'rir.j of
$75,000 waa won by No. 24,945, sold in
fifths at $1 00 eachtwo held by M.
Ditricbstein, care of M. Giose, No. 3
Chambers sc, New York City; one to
J. F. Benson, care of Jo. Baehr, No.
027 Main it , Kannu City, Mo. ; one
to Isidor Srthwarta of Kansas Oily,
Mo., paid through the Bank of Com
merce there. Tbe Second Prize ol
$25,000 was won by No. 84,321, a'so
sold in fifths at $1 00ca;h one held
by E. A. Burnside, Cincinnati, O.,
paid through Southern Expreea Co.,
who paid at other fifth lo Joseph
Wiltankeller rf Chicago, 111. ; one to
A. K Simmons, 930 Kim at., Manches
ter, N. H., etc., etc. No. U,ti58 drew
the Third Prixi ( 10,000), alto sold in
fifths at $1 00 each one to W. A. Tur
ner, No. 10 Third St., one to J. B. Mar
t'n, No, 60S Howard St., both of ai
Francisco, Cal., paid through Welle,
Fargo & Co.'e Lxprees; one beld by
G. Bioatzman ol Houston, Texae,
where also dwell J. C. Klein (elder &
Co., who held another dollar's worth,
one fifth, etc., etc. No. 60,253 drew
the fourth Prize (oOOO), held by J. W.
Barnes ol the Windsor Motel, Kansas
City, Mo., paid through the Bank ot
Commerce there. No. 20,509. held in
Sau Francisco, Cal., drew the other
Fourth Priie, $6000, etc. Tbe Extraor
dinary Grand Quarterly Diawing
will be managed by Gens. G. T. Beau
regard ol Louisiana, and Jubul A.
F.arly cf Virginia, on Tuesday, March
10th, when $522 500 will be distributed
by the laws cf chance.
Baltimore, Md., February 9. A
singular coincidence in connection
with the suicide yesterday morning ol
John Randall is the tact that, shortly
after hia death, a tlegnm wai received
from Washington announcing the
df ath at the government hospital of
Dr. Burton Randall, lather of the un
fortucate young man. Dr. Randall
waa eighty-one years ol age. He
served through the Mexican war and,
at bia own request, waa retired in
REVISION OF THE TARIFF.
TUE 30BRI.S0X AND HEWITT
BILLS AB3UT JtEADY
To Be Submitted to tbe foniniitWe
The President ana the Nevr
IsrtoiAL TO THB ArriaL.I
Washisotsw. Februarv 9. Hon. A.
G Thnrmsn will arrive in this ciiy
ntx. Thursday to consult with his as
aocia'es in connectioa with tbe tele
phone suits by tbe government against
the Bell Company. At this meeting
the place lor instititing Wgat proceed
ings will be decided upon. The tele
phone suits will be inaugurated with
in a week or ten days. -
A STBONQ IFFORT
bai been made to induce the Presi
dent to viait tbe North, South and
Central American Lxpojition at New
Urleans, bnt without success. He has
notified the Committee on Invitations
that while be would like very much ti
visit the Exposition, but he finds it
will be impossible to do so.
' eoUTBKRlf MSN
are favorably di-po ied towards Hew
itts lariu bill, which is fr free raw
material and specific duties. Mr.
Morrison's bill ia about rearly fir the
committee, which will probably take
toe best leaiuresoi both bills and re-
Tort tbe same at an earlv dar lo the
DILLS OP INTBRK8T TO THB SOUTH.
The following bills f interest t) the
South were introduced yeeterday :
ay Mr. W heeler: tor the con
struction of a macadamized toad from
tbe city of Memphis, in the State of
Tennessee, to the National Cemetery
near said city ; also, lor the erection of
a public building at HunUvilb, Ala.
By Mr. Oats: To forfeit ceitain lands
granted to the Mobile and Girard Kail
road Company to confirm titles to
purchasers, and to absclve (aid com
pany Irom its obligations as a land
The following Southern patents
wero isaued to-day: Hermann Bien,
Yicksburg, Mies., automat c fan for
furniture; George K. Co ike, Clarke
villa, Tenn., riving machine; Joseph
E. Morgan, Columbus, N. C, and T.
C. Morgan, Kinderhook, Ark., seed
planter and fertilizer distributor; Ke
neas F. Kice, Eureka Springs, Ark.,
bristle; James N. Stars. Galloway Sta
tion, Ark., at'achment for shingle ma
chines for edging shingles.
The statement of the receipts and
expenditures fr the quarter ended
September 30, 1835, prepared by the
Sixth Auditor, shows that, while the
expenditures bave cot: incrcaied, the
ordinary revenues bave fallen off over
0000, the ounce rate for letters and
the reduction in seoond-clafs postage
having gone into effect July 1,1885.
The expenditures were 12.421, 1C0.
The revenues were $10,027,300; defi
Itlorlt of Bnaloeaa Hon ara Bnrnrd
Lueaea and Inaorance.
SrlCIAL TO TBS ATFBAL.l
Humboldt, Tcnx., Febiuary 9. A
fire at 4 o'clock this morning burned
the brick block of business houses on
the north side of Main street, occupied
by O. C. Sharp, dry goods ttxk, loss
$0000, insurance 15000; Me&stnger office,
C. H. Ferrell & Co., loss $25C0, Insur
ance $1200; Scales Bros., druggist!, re
moved stock, covered by insuiuace; J.
J. Thweatt, dry goods, stock badly
darrazed, loss covered by insurance;
Mrs. R. H. Joner, millinery, total loss,
$300, no insuiuice; Dr. J. W. Penn,
loss $1000, no insurance. Tbe block
belonged to W. H. McKnight and W.
H. Dodton, and was insured for $4,500.
The fire is Buppoeed to be the w,ork of
PINE BLUFF, AKK.
ririeea or Twenty Bal pa of Cotton
Ilaracd Attempted Suicide.
IsriClAL TO Till APPKAL. I
Pine Bluiw, Ark, February 9.
At 5. o'clock this evening thert) wai
danger imm a significant blaze in one
ol the cotton yards of J. B Spears A
Co., where there were about 20(1 bales
of cotton. It was discovered that fif
teen or twenty bales were on fire.
The engines were promptly on hand
and prevented an extensive connota
tion. The fire is supposed to have oc
curred from the spark of a passing
locomctive of the St. Louis train.
Spears & Co. 'a loes was light.
Ina Berlin, a femmt du pane, made
thies several at temp's to siide to
day by drowning, and wai prevented
by the police, who kept a vigilant eye
BLACK ROCK, ARK.
A J rowing- Town In a Rich Conntj
Tbe Bonlta Spring.
ICORRISrOSDINTI OP THK APrtll..!
Black Rccx, Are , February 8.
B'ack Rock is situated on the Kansas
City, Springfield and Memphis rail
read and is destined to take its p ace
in tbe front rank ot growing towns.
Black river, which runs by our doors,
is a navigable stream aid boats make
regu'ar tripe t Pocahontas and other
points. Here are to be seen five or six
nice mills with plenty ol material to
work. We have five storee, one drug
store, a bakery, a livery stable and two
hotels. Dr. J. W. Cofl'man is our resi
dent physician. A gentleman of great
enterprise. Dr. Irby, has bnt recently
located here. Our ice-houses, of
which there tire five in number, are
well filled, so we can at least keep ccol
during warm weather. The land is
rich and to'l wel; alapted to ail
kinds cf fruit , Mud vegetables
grow io perfection, aod any one
with energy and determination can
realize a fortune in a few years
by going into the fruit bnsinese, for e
have a market at home. Land is cheap
and can be bought at prices ranging
from one dollar aid fifty cents to two,
three and so on, according to situation.
Our timber is not to be surpassed, and
capitalists bave been buying lands for
some time. We bave oaks of dillerent
kinds, gums, hickory, cypress, syca
more and o herstx) numerous to men
tion. Mineral lands are to be found
in large bodies, and we bave two quar
ries which ate said to be god, by ex
perts, and t he stone is suitable for curb
ing, bridge" and can be ned for oioet
anything. The ever jovial UnclsStephe
P. Holloway, is the land agent here,
and be will take great pleasure in giv
ing any information that may be de
aired by any one who wishes to pur
chase. .We have great hopes of oar
town being the county seat. It has
just been visited by the heavieet fall
ol snow ever known here. I don't
think I ever saw snow tall
io th't or thick on a
level. The fall was a depth of twenty
eight inches, and in places, where it
drifted it was five and six feet The
reals are imp isf able and travel isaban
doncd. It is all one can do to stay in
doors and keep np a iod fire. Sleigh
ing might be indulged in if the
weather was net a) cold. The snow
capped bi Is tn tbe tat of our town
are a beaot ful sight. The noted Ban
ita Springe are one mile from LUck
IlDck defot, aid many wto visited
tbem Utl eumini-r cao epeak in glow
ing terms o! ita healing properties.
The spring are owned by Mr. L. B.
McFaiUnd of yonrcty, and mill be
greatly improved beiore gneate arrive.
Mr. M. G. Wiisou will assume tbe
nraiagement of the apriogs, and will
do all in hia power t make bis vis
itors eijiy themselves. I neglected
to speak ol game. We bavs all kinds,
rucn at ducka, tquirrela, rabbit',
quails, turkevand tome deer, and our
atriams ara filld with fine fisb, and a
rtde to tbe lakes, which are enly two
miles fiom tbe springe, will amply re
pay one, for tbey will return delighted
with tbe day'a sport, and bringing
back a nice string of the finny tribe.
Should this piove acceptable, may
write yon when anything of interest
LITTLE BOCK, ARK.
DECISION IM,THE KRCTOR HOT
SPBINas) Bill IB),
Tbe Arkaaaaa Union Frlatlaa and
Pnbllablaa Company lo Ba
lariOIAL TO THB APPaI,.l
Little Rcck., Abk., February 0. A
mortgage on the Arkansas Union
Printing and Publishing Company of
this city, beld by tbe St. Louis Type
Foundry, was foreclosed to-day and
tbe property of the company will be
aold at public sale February 22d,
1886. Tbe mortgage is in 1000, di
vided into fifteen note9 of $200 each,
payable monthly, from October 20,
1831, and there is now due on the
notes $2100. The property of the
company will mo e than pay the first
mortgage indebtedness, but tbe con
cern will wind np its affairs and go
out of busineer.
The Hector Hot Nprlnare Halls.
Littcb Rcck, Abk., February 9. In
the United States Circuit Court to-day
Judge Brewer decided tbe case of H.
M. Uector vs. Gibbon in favor cf tbe
plaintiff. This is one c f a large number
cf su tj to establish the ownership ol
valuable pioperty in Hot Spring?.
which was decided al verse ly to Rec-
tir by the Supreme Uourt boldipg in
1876 that none of the original claim
ants bad any title to the land, and tbat
occupants could purchase only lrom
the government. A commission ap
pointed by Congress confirmed
this decision, but Gov. Rec
tor resisted, and when afterward
decided (against by Judges McCrary
aad Caldwell, carried the case to the
Supreme Court on a demurrer, with
out tett'.mony, securing a decision thtt
Kectir was the party et titled to tbe
purchase. The case then came before
Judge Brewer on a bill, answer and
testimony, aid Rector wins again.
There are over sixty cases and sub-
stantia'lv tbe fame pnnctpie is in
volved. They cover large proportions
of most valuable property in Hoi
Sorings. It is ictimated that an ap
peal will be taken to the Supreme
(Jourt. - ,
la the Letters Written by tbe Pan
Na ihville Baniwr: The very simple
questions twice propounded to the
Union by tbe Banner concerning the
cart taken by Senators Harris and
Garland in the Pan-Electric scheme
have met with only the response of
an eloauentsilance. Tbe Union seemed
deeply concerned aid asked the Ban
ner several very pertineLi quetuons,
which it tried to answer, bnt wheu the
Banner asked whether the Union would
Lold up and defend the action of the
distinguished Senators retarred U ai a
proper example for rising statesmen
and as a sale precedent lor public men
our contemporary suddenly loses in
terest in the subject.
Tbe Dlarepntablo Concern.
Atlanta Constitution: There is abso
lutely nothing in tbe letters of Attorney-General
Sail and, cf Ishain U.
Hanie, of Gen. Joeeph E. Johnston or
cf any other Southerner connected
with the enterprise calculated to show
a desire or a purpose to use their offi
cial positions for promoting tbis Pan
Electric affair. No honest man can
see anything wioag in thse letters;
no honest man can suppose tbe promi
nent Democrat!, whose names have
been drawn from tbe letter-books of
the Rogers family by tho active agent I
of the Bell-Gould" monopoly, are swind
lers and corruptionists. At the same
time there can be no doubt that they
bave p!a?ed themselves and tbe ad
ministration in a most awkward posi
tion. They bare erected a scandal in
the Democratic party, aad they owe it
to the country and tj the party to
promptly divorce themselves from tbe
beautiful and distinguished Rogers
family. The Pan-Electric, which is
only another name for the Rogers
family, should be ltltio shift fir itself,
so far at tbe Democratic stockholders
in the affair are concerned. As the
bead and front of tbe sickly corpora
tion has turned over t the Bell-Gould
monopoly, the Democratic holders ol
stock should loje no time in returning
to tbe Rogers family all the shares
they bave acquired in this disreputa
ble concern, which seems to be made
up of potts, imbeciles aud statesmen
of the Democratic variety.
Bnnday Performances at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, O., February !). The
Law and Order Ltngnehas apparently
accomplished its mission in closing
theaters and concert saloons in Cin
cinnati on Sunday. Last Sanday there
was no theatrical peiformance, but
tbe saloons va iety performances were
open. To-day when Paul Hartmnn,
proprietor of one of these, waa called
to answer in tbe Police Court be said
he and others of his kind bad signed
an agreement at tbe request ol the
Law and Order L'ague to give no
more variety perlormaaces on Sun
day, hereafter, whereupon the case
was indefinitely postponed.
When Tried Always Preferred.
When they once become acquainted
with it, ladies invariably preier Par
kei'a Hair Balsam to any similar prep
aration. It makes the bair soft and
glossy, arrests its falling off, promotes
new growth, restores the original color,
and has no rival as a dressing. Not a
dve, not oily, highly perfumed. Only
50c at druggist-.
Waterapoat In Cab.
Havana, February 9. A water
spout, accompanied by a shower ot im
mense hailstones, passed ever the dis
trict ot Vegas to-day, detroying the
crops in many of the fields.
Gavb Tongaline a trial tin a caie of
aoute rheumatism in the shoulder. It
acted like a charm.
M. II. RQS,M.p.,BriV1 Kr.
THE WIMEPi WHEAT CROP
THE ACRE IGE IXCKEiSED OYEU
THAT OF 18S3.
Bat Little Iadicatioa or tbe Prob
able Yield Summary of
Chicago. Ill, February 9. The
Farmer$t Bnitw prints the fallowing
summary ot its crop returns:
A close study ot tbe reports sent us
by our correspondents gives lit le in
dication tbns 'ar ai to the prospect for
is5o Deyona tne general ttatement
that the a:reage in tome ot the winter
heat States bai been increased over
tba'. of 1885.
In Illinois and Kansas, which
proved the greatest sufferers among
the wheat-growing Eta'es but year.
the acreage shows a decrease, but to
wbat extent can only be as yet approx
imately stated. With the exception
ol portions of Tennessee and Ken
tucky and a few of the southern coun
ties ot Indiana and Illinois, the fields
up to the end of last week were well
covered with snow, and the geneiu'ity
of tbe reports give a betle- premise
fir the seeded fields than at the same
time last year. A number of the
counties ot Michigan repoit thet the
stand is not ai good as last year, and
taking that StctJ as a whole, the. pros
pect is not nptothe uniformly fine
reports cf last year.
Tbe detailed reports from Ohio .V
most uniformly make a better show
ing than a year ago. Discouraging
report a-e made from only two or .
three ol tbe intirior counties.
Seven ot tbe southern counties c f
Indiana report very I t'll snow, and,
owing to hard freexing, fears are fe.t
torthe growing plant.
Reports from both Kentucky and
Misioarl indicate that the crop went
into the winter in good condition, and
that it has been well protected with
snow np to this writing.
In Tennessee, the reports show the
crop in various sections bas been seri
ously icinred, owing tj tbe extreme
cold aod lack of protection.
The reports fiom Dakota and Min
nesota indicate tbat from two-thirds
to three-fifths of the old crop has been
Tbe reports from Nebraska, Iowa
and Wisconsin indicate thet only f cm
one fourth to one-third of tbe wheat
remains in hand.
In various portions of Kansas, Mis
souri, Illinois aod Iowa the mills are
importing their supplies, and a num
ber of counties in all three ol tbe
Slates are reported as practically bar
ren o! the cereal.
Tbe Kasb ville Spring Moetlna-.
ISPICIAL TO TBI APPtALj
Nasuviixk, Tenn., February 9. Tbe
entries for the spring; meeting ol the
Nashville Blood Horse Association wi'l
be published to-morrow. There are
191 entries, which is 30 per cent,
larger than any previous year.
New Orleans Raeea.
Nkw . Orleans, La., February 9.
There was a goad attendance at tbe
races to-day, the wca'.ber being clear
Fint Race, Mile and one-sixteenth,
won by Joe Shelby by hall a length ;
Bric-a-Brac second, Blizzard third,
beating Bronghton, Ltoaora, Brevet
and Bob Mwim. Time-2:01.
Second Race. Selling race, one mile.
Baton Rouge won by a length ; John
Sullivan eecoad, Anna Woodcock
third, beating Beechenbrcok, Wot Box
and Judge Jackson. Time 1 :'J0,
Third Race. Selling race, one mile
and a quarter. Lcgan won by a
length; Hibernia second, Arloe third.
Fourth Race, For beaten horses,
three-quarters of a mile. Eflie H. won
by a neck; His Grace second, Biaa
monde third, beating Centennial, Josh
Billings, Leon i das, Brilliant, Nellie,
Glennon and Bine Jav. Time 1 :24.
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