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M. C. (iLl.iWT, Second treej,
J. M. KiiiiKO. Marnphn. Taaa.
THURSDAY, I 1 FEB. 11, 1880.
DR. TBOBBiroSI'M KKPOKT.
It is not claiming too much to
that the sanitary work ot the Taxing
District government is the most val
uable to the people that it bm ac
compUbhed, and that it is worth a
thousand times its cost in the
saving cf health aad lift, and the
character it has made for Mem
phis in Europe as well ai in our own
country. The construction of forty-six
miles of sewers and the establishment
of an annually increased and efficient
system of garbage removal and house-to-house
inspection is good guar
antee that we are clean and
mean to keep cltuo. But we
can offer betUr than that
in the exhibit made by Dr. Thornton in
bis report for 1885, showing that the
death rate for the whole population is
only 23.80 per 100J, taking the popu
lation at 62,33), as given in tha
recently published Directory. These
re decidedly gratifying figures, and
prove our statement correct that
the sanitary work is worth a
thousand times its cost. There
is a wide difference between 23.80 per
1000 and 43 per 1000. For years the
rate was olten as extreme ai
these last figures, at a time,
too, when we were loaded with
Jebt and hampered and hindered by
cupidity and ignorance, and prevented
from realising any of the benefits of
a wisely administered and safely or
lered government. For much of
this we are indebted to the seal, dis
cretion and energy of Dr. Thornton,
who has with rare fidelity surren
dered himself to his dnties as health
officer, often ti the exclusion of a pro
fessional practice woitby one of our
moat skillful physicians and sur
jteons. He has accomplished a
great deal at bat comparatively
small cost, and he is constantly de
vising and enforcing whatever will
tend to make the sanitary officers un
der him more efficient and secure a
model service. His report In another
-column sptaks volumes for the
success oi nis labors, ana we
Invite the attention of our city
readers to it this morning, confident
that they will agree with us that it is
one ot the moit cheering evidences
we have had that we are moving rapid
ly to the ideal death rats of sanitarians,
14 per 1000.
THE HISTORIAN AND THE COUKT
The Supreme Court of the United
States was instituted to expound the
constitution of the Union. That in
etruiucLt requires that the judicial
power of that court "sLiill extsnd in
all caws of law and equity arisinir un
der this constitution, the laws of the
United fitatos and treaties made, or
which shall be made under their au
thority." One of the powers of Con
greaa is t ) coin money and rosulato its
value, and the States are forbidden to
coin money, emit bills of credit, or to
make anything but gold and silver
coin a tender in payment of debte.
The President is required to preserve,
protect and defend the constitution of
the United SUtos. The sixth article
declares that the constitution, luws
made "in pursuance thereof," and
treaties made under authority of the
United States "shall be the supreme
law of the land, and the judges in
every State shall be bound thereby."
The constitution is supreme, and
the Supreme Couit Judge, like
the other judges, is "bound
t'-ereby." Yet in March, 1884, with
the obligations above cited expressed
in the constitution before them.
the judges of the Supien.e Con-'.
Judgo Field dissenting, vii.v.-- : uv
ingany public argumon' ' xun t, de
t'.dtd that "The p"oe o make the
notes ot thegoverDuiet. a legal tender
in payment of private debts being one
of the powers belonging to sovereignty
in ci her civilised nations, and not ex
prestly withheld 'from Congress by
the constitution, we are irresistibly
impelled to the conclusion that the
impressing upon the Treasury notes
o! the United States the quality of
leing a legal tender in ruyment of
'private debts is an appropriate means,
conducive and plainly adapted to the
execution of the undoubted powers
cf Congress." The basis of this
decision, the reader will observe,
is tot founded on any language need
in the constitution, but upon conBider
stions drawn outside of the comlittUion,
.drawn from the nature of sovereignty
as construed und exercised by foreign
nation-, and not expressly withheld
from Congress by the constitution.
VThether a decision'on grounds ex
traneous to the conatitutioa.mude part
ly upon foreign wage and paitiy upon
what the constitution does not say, is
consistent with the duty of the judges
to "be bound" by the constitution
that is, by what It tays, not by what it
does not say the reader can judge.
The people of tha United Statss bave
been accustomed to receive with pro
found respect the decisions of the Su
preme Co oi, but this decision ha
rudely broken the spell, and intelli
gent and ra'riotie citizens everywhere
express a strong desire that the court
shall reconsider its decision aqd make
it conformable to the spirit of the con
stitution, based upon its expressed or
clearly implied provisions. Mr. Ban
croft, the venerable historian of ths
United States, tban whom few
if any are as well acquainted with the
facts relating to the erlgin and cos
atruetion, has published "A plea for
theconatitutieo, wounded in the house
of its friend, which most thoroughly
upsets this decision, confessedly made
ontdde of and not "bound by" the
comtltution. A decision that, in the
words of tha Nw York Herald, opens
the door to greet publie calamities, is
a blow to ths stability of private and
public credit, and a temptation to dis
honest dealings and dishonest lews to
every Congress." If Congress may
make a piece of worthless paper a
legal tender for private and public
debts because the constitution does
not "exprtJy forbid," on the same
absence cf express prohibition it may
decree that the President shall wear a
crown, wield a scepter, and sit on a
throne. Mr. Bancroft does not attack
the court controversially, but cites his
torical facts, and shows ths grounds
tbnt convict the court of plain error.
Calmly but with crushing force he de
monstrates that "our Federal Constitu
tion was designed to end forever the
emission of bills ol credit as
legal tender in ' payment of
debts." He declares that "the
decision ot the court, if it should
be accept sd as law, would be
a death-blow to the constitution, in
defiance of which it not only gives a
sanction to Irredeemable paper money,
bnt clothes the government with pow
ers that have no defined limit in its
relation to the people." Mr. Bancroft
cites undeniable proof that the Su
preme Gem it is utterly and absolutely
wrong in declaring that "the power to
make the notes of the government a
legal tender in payment of private
debts" is "not expressly withheld
from Congress in the constitution."
He ptaoes in the array of his Impreg
nable authorities the greatest names
of the era when our government was
constructed. Washington, Madison,
Hamilton, Justice Elleeworth.Gonver
neur Morris, and other venerated
names are onoted. It is as if the pa
Mots' mighty shades stood with awful
reproval upon their brow, their living
words, ss recorded in our annals, con
demning the notion of a court that
bui gone outside the constitution
that, with ths might of its authority,
commands that they shall be bound
by it. The Revolutionary fathers well
knew the deplorable results of issuing
paper money. It had been tried by
the young nation, and lose and
ruin and bitter distress had been the
consequence, and they sought to make
sure, in the constitution, that such
trouble and woe should forever be
severed from the destinies of the
American people. It could be wished
tbat every American citizen could
read the pages in which Mr. Bancroft
details the testimony 'of the sacred
dead, a testimony that falls like de
stroying fire upon the unauthorized
decision of the Supreme Court. "And
yet," says Mr. Bancroft, "the couit
which wai set apart to be the key'
stone cf the constitution insists that
the power of Congress to emit bills of
credit is now clearly established by its
decisions." The well informed his
torian of the United States appeals to
the erring court to review it 9 judg
ment, and says: "In this case the
court proceeded to its judgment on a
case of which both Bides , were made
up by one man, without even hearing
or inviting a public argument. The
present court itself should impartially
re-examine whtt it has uttered, and
cannot fail to perceive that it has
somewhere fallen into error, since it
has not failed to contradict itself. It
is to be hoped that the court
will not persist in an erroneous re-
verm' of the just judgment of its pre.
dscesror when better investigation es
tablishes the rightfulness of that first
opinion. In the immense amount of
business by which the supreme
tribunal is oppressed, mistakes may
not always be avoided. An error be
comes an immorality only when it is
persisted in after it has been tound out
to be an error." With touching pathoj
Mr. Bancroft adds: "I may utter
these hut words of admonition aa as
surances of that love of country, of
liberty and of truth that has been the
rule of my life, and still glows in a
heart which roust to coon cense to
THE EHERUBNCE OF BEAHLEV.
There is a river on the other side of
tho deep blue sea which makes its
way to the ocean by alternate sinking
and rising. It flows along for awhile
on top of ground like all well-behaved
rivers and then suddenly gets dis
gusted with this bright and beautiful
world and hides itself under ground,
but bulges up again at the base of
some huge mountain. Tbnt pesky and
perturbed spirit, John R. Beaeley, has
taken this eccentric river for hia ex
ample and in meandering his way to
the great sea of eternity he suddenly
and silently sinks under ground, but
when weary of his subterranean
journey, so dark and lonesome, he
gushes up and recklessly tumbles over
the ret fa, creating a mighty roar, much
foam and spray as be goes. Beasley is
too big a man to join either of the two
great political parlies, but too small to
create a paUy of his own, and the re
sult is "grand, gloomy and peculiar."
He stands before the country "wiept
in the solitude of Lis own original"
stupidity. Beasley has an inextinguish
able desire to be Governor of Tennes
see. He has made two experiments,
and in coming down the horns-stretch
he proudly shoifted to his backers,
"See how I am driving everything be
fore me as a conquering hero always
does." In bis last contest the people
carefully soldered him up in a double
iron sarcophagus, patted the friendly
earth down over his grave, and every
body was flaHerlng themselves into
the belief that he was moulder
ing politically in the cold ground.
But it seems that Beasley,
who rejoices in ths prefix, the pre
mise and prelude of John B , liveth,
tot only llreth but kicketh. He turns
up with ths csrtalnty of a bad penny.
In fact, he is a luminary whose orbit
can be calculated with considerable
precision, and when the regular time
for his emergence comes, bis friends
go upon the house-tops to watch the
far horiion for his coming, so that
they can bathe in ths shimmer of his
rays. Like travelers waiting for a
belated train, or men who have notes
to pay in bank, his friends have been
pulling out their watches and ex
claiming, "It's getting to be about
time to hear from Beasley," and sure
enough Beasley appears with great
ability and singular unanimity. We
have not seen his last pronuncianento
as published in the Chattanooga
Timet, bnt the Nashville Banner says
"he insists that the law cf inheritince,
which permits a father to transmit
his property to his son, must
be abolished, private ownership
of land must be destroyed and
John Law's system of an Irredeemable
currency without intrinsic value must
be established. John insists upon a
number of other things, but above all
on a complete revolution and change
in our system of government, and be
points to the great French revolution
as aa example for the people of this
country, and a warning to all who op
pose his views. Evidently Beasley as
pires to be the 'sea green' Robespierre
of America. But he should first take
something for his liver." What a
faint emanat'on for such aa extraor
dinary political genius aa John R.
Beasley. It is the feeble gleam cf de
parting glory. The whole Stite would
wrinkle with neuralgia at the reap
pearance of Beasley in politics if the
people did not see he was a candidate
for the lunatic asylum, with every
prospect of an election, Instead of the
the Gubernatorial honors 'he has so
long craved. Exit Beasley.
THE HEXt STATE ELECTION AMI
Hr. Glaaa'a Cbaneea for Re-Election
preme Conrl Judge.
lOOBBBSFORDIXCI OrHl IFrilL.I
Wooovills, Tin., February 9.
The big snow is sll the talk. It meas
ured from fifteen to eighteen inches.
The snow fell steadily twenty-four
Hours, jfrom careiul inquiries this is
the deepest snow tbat ever fell ia this
country. It is melting away fast at
J. L. Anderson and J. H. Houston,
doing business st this place, have dis
solved, Mr. Anderson retiring. Mr.
Houston will continue the business.
D. S. Andennn, who lived a few
miles from here, moved to Brownsville
yesterday, tie has bought out K. JU
Gordon's tin, stove and gas-fitting es
tablishment. W. B. Moore is going the rounds as
sessing taxes, tie complains greatly
of the bad weather.
It is thought that the winter has
been favorable on when', so far. Strong
hopes are entertained of a heavy
yield. There will, perhaps, be aa in
creased acreage oi oats this season,
owing to the scarcity cf corn.
Corn is Belling for 50 cents per
bushel, and there is not much wheat
to be' found in the country. Moat is
cheap and can be bought fom 4 t3 6
cents on pole. Some hops are dying
thiough the country, and it is pre
dicted that this will be a sickly season
for hogs on account of the heavy mast
The judicial elections ire stirring
the people up to some extent. Hay
wood county lias a candidate lor Su
preme Judge in the person of Attorney-General
B. J. Leu. A. C. Kites is
a candidate for circuit judge and John
K. Bond for attorney-general of the
Twelfth Circuit, composed of Hay-
woou, urociteii, uiuson, uDion, neas
ley, Henry, Carroll and Benton coun
ties. The old circuit was Haywood,
Crockett, Gibson and Dyer counties
the new one just double.
Judge Henry J. Livingston of
Brownsville, this county, is a candi
date for re-eleition ti the chancellor-
A iNashvilie correspondent of the
Appial, in a letter published in Sun
day's Appeal of January 31st, misses
the mark when he says "P. T. Glass,
in the Ninth Congressional District,
will find his opponents in stronger
force than ever, and bis re-election is
among the improbabilities." The
same correspondent seems to tbink
that all the other Democratic Con
gressmen will be elected in Tennessee
except Glass. Perhaps he bases his
conclusions on the petty dissatisfaction
occasioned when the famous conven
tion was held at Dyersburg in 1884,
and balloted 2-00 times, and failed to
make a nomination and adjourned to
meet at Trenton. A nomination was
male at Trenton on the 2u4th ballot.
Glass was nominated, and about a half
dozen men with a fsw followers
thought the mode of the nomination
"revolutionary." The disaffected ones
were principally the followers of ex
Congressman Pierce. It is well known
that Mr. Pierce was nominated "under
a cloud," at Milan, in 1882. . The cir
cumitances surrounding the Ninth
Congressional District Convention in
1884 justified the action. Mr. Glass is
a pure, honest and upright man, and
would spurn an unclean thing. If
Col. Glass's opponents expect to make
capital out cf that convention they
will find it an up-hill business. The
people should look at a man's record
and judge by his works, and act ac
cordingly. The practice of changing
a Coagreesman so often 1b also a fatal
business, and ought not be carried out.
it a man makes a good record, keep
him in. The race for Congress in the
Ninth District between Gluas, Cooper,
Caldwell, Latti and Pierce promises
to excits peculiar interest, and the
ground will be contested to the inch.
THE OHIO LOYAL LECIM.
XEETIXtt OF THE COVXIXDEBY
Addrtgftson the Late Gen. Hancock
by Ex-PretJdent Hayes and
CmciMATi, O., February 10. The
annual meeting of ths Ohio Com
manderyof the miliry order of the
Loyal Legion to-day 'assumed unusual
interest, from the very large attend
ance and from the fact of Gen. Han
cock's death yesterday, which leaves
Gen. R. B. Hayes senior officer of ths
order. The gay drapery of the Bur
net House, where the meeting is held,
was all festoined with black tday in
mourning for Gen. Hancock. At the
business meeting an event of unusual
interest occurred. Gen. Sherman and
Gen. Lew. Wallace made application
I r membership, and by suspension of
the rules were immediately elected
and invested amid the wildest applause
of their companions.
Gen. J. D. Cox, from the comm ttee,
read a memorial tribute to Gen. Han
cock. A copy was ordered to be sent to
the family of the deceased.
Following the business meeting, a
pleasant social reception for Mrs. R.
B Hayes and ladies of the members
of the order was held. At U o'clock
the dining ball was thrown open and
members to ths number of nearly 300
entered and toik their places. Gen.
Sherman's commanding figure waa
beside that of ex President R. B.
Hayes at the head of the table. When
supper had been eDjoyed (there was
no wine), Commander Hayei called
nttection and delivered an eloquent
address, in which be pa'd high tribute
to the late Gen. Hancock.
The address was listaned to with
growing interest, and when at the
close ths uane of Sherman was an
nounced ai ovation followed. When
the applause had subsided Gen. Sher
man delivered an address upon the
illustrious Commander-in-Chief of
the order, Gen. Hancock.
The exercises were continued to a
UTAH LAND FRAUDS.
ExeilemeBl Over Dtntnl'i Htate
ucnla Dy lag Out.
Chicago. III., February 10. A Salt
Lake special says: The excitement
over the reputed statements of R. 8.
Dement, the Surveyor-General, has
died out. Great frauds in land entries
were undoubtedly perpetrated in the
early days . of the land oUice, and
these bave lately been fully reported
by a special azent, who spent all last
summer and fall in looking up such
frauds. Brigham Young, president of
the Mormoa church, waj the chief
man in such work. He had a four
room house, built on runners. Haul
ing it to the center cf a section of
land, each one of the four quar
ters wonld have a room on its corner.
Four men would sleep there one night,
each occupying a separate room, and
the next day they would make pre
emption filings at the lard office,
while four other men would perform
a similar act the next day and night,
and so on till most of the beautiful
Cache Valley was entered. Soon af
terward the men appeared at the land
office, proved upon their pre-emptions,
paid over $1 25 per asre, which had
been handed to them in a crowd by
some one at their back, and then they
would deed the laud to Brigham
Young. Your correspondent has
Been the affidavits of men who
acted for Young in making these
fraudulent entries, for which service
they were paid eight bushels of wheat.
Reports on and proofs cf the frauds
are on file in the department of the
Secretary of the Interior at Washing
ton. Dangeraae BalldliiKa at Chicago,
Chicago, III., February 10. The
costly county buildings still continue
to crumble and still remain a source
of danger to pedestrians. For the
seventh time within the past eighteen
months one of its carved ornamental
stones fell crashingly to the sidewalk.
At 8:30 o'clock last night a block of
limestone, known ai a cornice pend
ant, fell from the top of the Clark
street front, juet over the main en
trance, and created consternation in
the neighborhood for af jw minutes.
It dropped through the south opening
in the portico, and striking the broad
steps that lead to the first story,
smashed portions of two of the steps
and displaced poit'oiiaif three others.
The Btones weighed about 150 pounds
ana roiled across the sidewalk into the
piled-up snow near the street. In its
passage aciois the sidewalk, it is said,
it struck the dross of one of three
ladies who were passing at the time,
tearing a portion (of it away. The
ladier, cf course, were terrified, as
were several other pedestrians who
were not so close to the point of dan?
ger. It waa som afterward reported
that anct ier stone was about to fall
from the same hight. It is claimed
that either that side of the street
ought to be fenced in or prompt meas
ures taken to render the building Re-
cure. The construction cf the build
ing baa always been a matter of con
troversy, alleett'ons of fraud against
the contractors in the court and
newspapers having been made from
time to time.
Narrow Eacape From Death.
East St. Louis, Ilu., February 10.
An employe of the Wigeins Ferry
Company named John Davis had a
narrow escape from death by dynamite
yesterday. He was one of the party
engaged in using dynamite in trying
to break the ice-gorge in the liver op
posite Chouteau avenue. Evans had
been placing the dynamite cartridges
in the holes in the ice, and had suc
ceeded in getting all in but one, and
was in the act of putting this down,
when the electric current was turned
on and the explosion took place.
Evans was hurled a considerable dia-
tince, and those who saw him tumble
expected to find his body in shreds.
However, lie waa not killed, and not
even necessarily dangerously injured.
He received several seveie outs on his
head and face, and one hand and arm
were considerably lacerated. It was a
narrow escape, and the wonder is that
he was not kilted and mangled in
The Prlaeeton Flr.
Evansvii.i.e. Ihd. February 10.
The fire at Princeton, Ind., last night,
was not checked until every building
on the side of the square where it
started was burned, i he loss is esti
mated at from $25,000 ts $30,000; in
surance about $15,000.
St. Louis. Mo.. February 10. The
eighth biennial session of the Ex
pressmen's Aid Society met at the
Southern Httsl to-day, with seventy
five delegates present. H. B. Plant,
president, being absent, H. O. Fisher,
chairman of the Executive Committee,
presided, and J, W. Schrage pi Cincin-1
nati and John Lovett of Macon, Ga.,
a-:iea as secret ines. beveral businws
committees were appointed, and W.
H. Waters of Cincinnati, the regular
secretary, real bis annual report,
which ebowed tbat the society had
1240 members in its sixty-three divi
sions, and that its condition wai
NEWS IN JiUIEF.
Syracuse, N. Y., February 10. John
J. Crouse, mayor of Syracuse in 1870,
waa iouna aeaa in bed tuis morning.
Heart disease was the cause of his
Atlanta, Ga., February 10. Rumors
of a riot have reached here from Clar
ion county. Three men, two brothera
named v enable and one named Dalin,
are reported to navs Deen snot.
Rockland, Me., February 10. The
steamer lambrtdge ot the Boston and
Bangor Line, struck on Old Man
ledge, near Moneghan, this morning,
and will probably prove a tital loss.
no uvea lost.
Middleboro, Mass., February 10
ivsonara x .Barrows s snoe factory, a
four-story Structure 105x50 feet, with
two large ells, was burned last night.
ine toss is itiJ.uuu. Aboat 350 men
and women are thrown out of work,
Pittsburg, Pa., February 10. At
the meeting of the Western Nail As
sociation in this city tvday the manu
facturers unanimously determined to
adhere to all former declarations and
Charlotte, N. C, February 10. At
the Mecklenburg Iron-Works this af
ternoon John Springs and William
Austin, both coTored, were instantly
killed by the falling of the elevator,
aim j n nas .grown, a so colored, was
New York, February 10. Col. E. O.
Kemble, a well-known journalist, and
for tome years the representative in
this city of the California Press Asso
ciation, died at his residence, at Mott
naven, to-nignt, alter a two weeks'
illness, from pleuro-pneumonia.
Cleveland, February 10. Thomas
witter, a young farmer in Henry
township, Hancock county, quarreled
with an aged neighbor named Jeffer
son Adams about a boundary fence
to-day. Witter struck Adams on the
head with a large club. Adams will
die and witter has disappeared.
Louisville, Ky., February 10. The
Hon. Henry Watterson continues
very ill, but a restful night and quiet
during the day bave aided him very
much, and there is stronsr -hone that
he will speedily begin to recover. His
powerful constitution and never-vary-tng
cheerfulness are strong factors in
Oshko3h. Wis.. February 10. Wm
Lf ard, who runs the largest wholesale
ana retail clothing store in Northern
Wisconsin, has been closed by the
sheriff, upon attachments issued in
the Circuit Court. The heaviest cred
itors are in New York. Chicago and
Milwaukee. The total liabilities are
estimated at $12,CO0, with assets of
San Francisco. Gal.. Febraarv 10.
The steamer Belgic arrived at noon to
day from Hong Kong and Yokohama
with a case of smallpox on board. The
vessel waa immediately boarded by
quarantine officers and kept in the
stream. It will probably be quaran
tined, rto communication of any
kind ia allowed with her from the
Albany, N. Y., February 10. The
Assembly Committee on General
Laws gave a hearing this evening on
me Din snowing women to vote in
municipal elections. Addresses were
made in favor of the measure by Mrs.
Mary 8eymour Howell, Mrs. Matilda
J. Gage, Mrs. Lil'is Devereux Blake
and Mrs. Annie O. Miller. The com'
mittee took no action,
New York, February 10. At the
annual meeting of the direotors of tha
Equitable Life Insurance Society Hen
ry a. tiyae was re-elected president
ana James w. Alexander vice-president.
The twenty-sixth annual re
port was submitted aad showed the
assets to be $00,500,000, surplus nearly
$14,000,000 and payments during 1883
to policy noiaers something over Z7.
Minneapolis. Minn.. Febrnarv 10
In its weekly review of the flour pro-
uiicuod, lssuea reoruary lutn, tne
Northwetlern Miller will say: "The
features of the milling situation this
week are better power; improvement,
though slight, in demand for flour:
power, the closing half of last week.
considerably better thau during the
preceding ttiree days, and the opera
tion of milis much more satisfactory."
P.ttaburg, Pa.. February 10. The
largest meeting cf nail manufacturers
held here for soma months is in ses
sion to-day. Every manufacturer west
of the Allegheny Mountains is repre
sented either in person or by proxy.
The result of the conference is waited
with interest, as it may end the great
nai'ere' strike, which waa inaugurated
last June. It is said a proposition will
be made to settle on the 21 cent card
rate, bat as many of the manufacturers
are strongly opposed to paying more
than 17 cents, the measure may not be
Oshkosb, Wis., February 10. By
the explosion of a feed-mill boiler here
this afternoon Walter Follet, engineer,
and Reinbold, a laborer, were instant
ly killed and several other persons
were seriously injured. The body of
Follet, who was one of the proprietors
of the mill, was blown through the
building end nearly a block beyond,
and was frightfully mutilated. Sev
eral men and boys who were near at
the time of the explosion, which shojk
the whole city, received broken arms
and limbs. The damage to the mill
cannot be ascertained at this hour.
New York, February 10. Fire oc
curred this morning in the sub-cellar
of the seven-story building No. 720
Brotdway, owned by O. W. Potter.
The night clerk of the Sinclair House
adjoining gave the alarm. Three
firms occupied the building. They
were Underhill, Slote & CornelJ,
clothiers, on the first floor j Hutchin
sm, Pierce & Co., shirts, on the third
floor,, and Fechheimer, Goodkind &
Co., manufacturers of fine clothing, all
the rest of the house. It is expected
the loss will reach $50,000. The in
surance is nearl v $200,000.
Kloody Shooting Affray.
Atlanta, Ga., February 10. Last
Monday night George Venable and
his brother-in-law, W. C. Dalin, went
to the residence of Mat Harris, near
JoneBboro, and endeavored to attract
the attention of Mrs. Harris. Her
husband fired upon them, mortally
wounding Venable. Dolin removed
himtoauouse in the neighborhood
and then returned to the house of
Harris to avenge the shooting cf Ven
able, whereupon Harris shot him also,
inflicting a fatal wound. All the par
ties are white.
IB RIMOVXD BT TBS UBS Of COCOAINE,
And it stimulates and promotes the
growth of the hair.
Burnett's Flavoring Extracts ara ths
THE COLHIBIA SEDICTM
THE CLIMiX IS THE SCAD1L
iadletraeot of the Arnold M arderrrs
at Xahrllle-Speclals From
fsrtci.lL to tbi irriu.l
Nashvills, Txxx , February 10.
The grand jury to-day indicted Ben
Brews, Simon Fox, Nelson Joilia and
Foster Joelin for the murder of Frank
Arnold, and their trial was set for the
TBI GOLD BRICK SWIKDLXB,
The trial of Henneasy, the gold brick
swindler, was set for the 15th instant
THS CLIMAX TO TBS COLUMBIA 8SDUC-
The climax to the seduction suit at
Columbia was reached at 10 o'clock
this morning, when Mias Annie Nich
olson, the lady who was seduced, gave
premature birth to an eight-pound
boy. Mother and in fa A are doing
tiraad Offleara Klrrlad for the Ew
rsriCUL TO THS 1FFIAL.1
Jacxsok, Miss., February 10. The
Grand lx Jge of Ma' one elected the
following officers for the enf aing year:
B. T. Kimbrongh cf Oxford, Grand
Master ; tu. beorge Deiao of Na'.chea.
Senior Grand Warden: M.M.Evans
tf Mobs Point. Junior Grand Warden:
the Rev. W. E. Porter of Ashland,
Grand Chaplain; A.P.Barry cf Hazle-
hurst. Grand Treasurer : J. L. Power
of Jackson, Grand Secretary; Jacob
Peebles of Natchez, Grand Tyler.
The New Drpot and Fiprmi Build
us laai .nn (.ouaniiauoa.
laricrAL to tbi appial. I
Birmingham, Ala., February 10.
Mr. Wcotters of Louisville, the union
depot architect, is here again, laying
off ground for the depct and $9000
express building aa well. The latttr
will stand next to the depot on Morris
As W. T. Figner. a shoemaker.
living at Elyton, with his family, was
leaving tne city last nignt in a wazon
he was caught between two sections
of a coal train at the Pratt railroad
crossing. The vehicle was smashed
to pieces, eeveral of the occupants be-
tng DruiBed, tnoagu none seriously.
The coal men of the Warrior fields.
called together for a conference here
to-day, met this afternoon. Capt. Jos.
F. Johnston, president of the Ala
bama State Bank, presided. A strong
sentiment was found to exist in favor
of the consolidation of the properties
represented, and a committee was ap
pointed to report a plan for this ar
rangement to-morrow. Lands repre
sented foot up some 244,700 acres, and
if combined will be the largest toal
property in the wo -Id. They lie for
the most part in Walker and Fayette
counties, and the great part of them
belong to corporations witn AlaDama,
Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Vir
ginia and Pennsylvania stockholders.
A good proportion of these are here.
RETAIL SHOE DEALERS.
Meeting of tha national Association
at Boaloa and New Torn.
Bostok. February 10. The National
Retail Shoe Dealers' Convention met
here this moming. J. B. Arnold, of
Champaign, 111., waa chosen chair
man. A committee wai appointed on
organization and credentials, and the
former instructed to prepare a consti
tution and by-laws.
Meeting at Mew York.
NswYobk. February 10 The Retail
Shoe Dealers' National Association's
annual convention began here tday.
The following officers were elected:
David f. Lynch, Brooklyn, president:
8. J. Arkush, New York, secretary ;
John H. Ebbett, Philadelphia, treas
urer; VV. K. Smith, Indiana; C. H.
Bennett, Brantford, Conn.; John
Dewey, Newark; O. M. Clements,
Sheboygan, Mich,.; G. S. Clogg, Balti
more; C. L.Dodd, Cleveland ; Thomas
F. Pierce, Providence ; Mr. Brainridge,
Philadelphia, vice-presidents. The
by-laws were amended so as to render
eligible to membership all who Bell
leather goods, shoe findings and all
goods pertainin g to the business.
Hnlllvnna I.ant t'bnllenge to Hymn.
Boston, Mass . February 10. John
L. Sullivan last night issued what he
says .is his last challenge to Paddy
Kyan. "i will Cent niin witn kid
gloves just thick enough to avoid the
law In any room or hall ne may desig
nate in the United States, within four
weeks from signing articles, for &00U
a side, not more than five of his or my
friends to be present. If Kyan re
fuses to accede to this I will brand
him as a coward."
Chicago. III.. February 10. The
following telegram was sent at a late
hour this afternoon, in answer to John
L. Sullivan's ultimatum to Paddy
Chicaro, February 10, 1&0.
To John Ii. Sullivan, Boaton, Mau.:
If telegraphic report of your final
challenge to me to-day is correct, I
will meet yon in private, with kid
gloves, for $2500. Time, place and
referee to be agreed upon bnrentter.
The Nfeaerrr-Vlgnaax Match.
New York, February 10. Schaefer
and Vignaux to-night signed articles
for a match game of billiards, four-teen-inch
Balk line, 3000 points up,
600 points per night, beginning March
2d, for $1000 a aid, the winner to
take all the receipts, the lojer to pay
all the expenses.
National Electric Aaaoclatlon.
Baltimore. Md.. February 10. The
National Electric Light Association
met in this city to-day. J. F. Morri
son, the president, made an opening
address t about sixty members, after
which an address cf welcome was
made by Mayor Hodges. Mr. E. R.
Weeks of Kansas City presented a
fiaper on the proper construction of
ines and the maintenance of circuits,
the chief question in which was upon
the mode of hanging lamps in the
streets. It was discussed by Mr.
Mitchell of Minnesota and others. A
number of other papers were read,
in one of which it is stated that
there are now 25,000 incandescent and
60.000 arc lights in use in the United
States, with S75.000.000 invested. The
sessions will be continued to-morrow, f
' i . , .
This powder narar vriaa. A m arret of
pnriu. f trentth and whol'.iomaneai. Mora
economical than tha ordinary kin da, and
rannoi on loia in eompauuon w:.n tba
multitade ol low tost, ahort freight aluo or
phoapbate powdera. Said onfy meant. Ro?AL
Bmo Pnwori Co., 106 Wall at..NawYrrk.
Cunt Biliousness. Dy9pepsia.Torpio Livr
Sick Headache, malaria, Indigestion. 8mi
Stomach. Bad Breath. Vertigo. Dysentcmv.
Jaundice, enlarged 8pleen. Drowsin- s
after Meals. AO., Without Griping, 8ich(M
INO OR WEAKENING THH OtSTEM.
DOSB. ONE BEAN. PRICE. B5 CENTH
Ankfor H1T.K BEAXd-Tnkn noSub titiito. Mailfti
to any ftd.lrma, 25cta la ..tamiia. boM by Irutf lite
aud Mwdlt-'inwDealeraeTerTwhre. Cirt-uUm F.fll
F. SMITH CO. bcrroi . loul'.""
urn b y st friesbi
DR. J. BRADFIELD'S Tl
1 EMALE REGULATO
Thia famoui rameda moat hinnilv m.,u
the demand of the age for woman a peculiar
and multiform affliotiona. It ia a remedy
for WOMAN ONLY, and for ona SPECIAL
CLASS of her diiaaaea. It ii a apecifio for
certain diaeaaed oondltiona of toe womb,
and propoaea to ao control tha Menatrual
Function aa to reanlate all tha derange
menti and Irregularitiea of Woman's
Ita proprietor! claim for It no other medical
property; ana 10 aonot tne tact tbat tola
medicine doea positively poaieaa auoh eon
trolling and regulating poweri ia aimply
to ducredit the voluntary ieatiaonr of thou
anda ot livinar witneaaia who nrm tn-t
exulting in tba reatoration to tound health
Ii atrlotly a vegetable compound, and II tha
product of medical icienoe and praotical ex
perience airecieu toward tne oenant or
Sl'FFERIXG WOS1S I
It ii tha itudied preicription of a learned
phyalcian, whoaa ipacialty waa WOMAN,
and whoae fame became enviable and bound
leaa because oi hia wonderlul aucceaa in tha
treatment and cure of female eomplainta.
THE REGULATOR ia the GRANDEST
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Because It eontroli a olaai of functloni tha
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and thua reicuea her trom a long train of
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prematurely end her exiatence. Oh, what a
multitude of living witneaaea can teitify to
ita charminc eSectal Woman, taka tovonr
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It will relieve you of nearly all tha com
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WK DO HOT NAT Crab Orchard Water
will Cure Cancer, Epilepsy or Heart Diseaie,
but We lo Mar Crab Orchard Water aala
DYSPEPSIA, 1 17
SICK HEADACHE I
CONSTIPATION, j J
la aa Reliable aa Quinine for
CHILLS AND FEVER.
TRY A BOTTLE SOLD EVERYWHERE.
See that Crab-apple trade-mark il on all
packagei of "Salte'1 and "Water."
Crab Orchard Water Co., Prop's.
SIMON N. JONES. Muutr.
" Louisville. Ky.
- R.G.CRAIG '3HS: CO
EAR MING hTOOLSana
HAVING qualified ai admlniatrstor of
the estate of Krank Duncan, deceased,
notice ia hereby given lor all part ea having
claims against said estate to file aarae with
me: and all partiea indebted to aaid estate
will settle at once. Memphis. Tenn..Jan
'it, 1WW. fri BEXJ. R. DUNCAa'hI"'
Tour U a the rt rcmetjy
w. I uii 1
Mr. and hi evyry cm 4
KMOCRAT3 it) THE FRONT T all
B?rOMBl flMafttrittar nA ..a C
ployment in any ol the department! at
Washington, or any other position! nnder
the Government, I will aend full inatrnstiona
" .,.nw ' R"i to obtain the same,
and Blank rmer Appllrailoa on
receipt ol Ona Dollar. Aenraaa JWHH
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