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UALLAWAY A KEATING.
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II. Kl.TINU. I
ana Second street,
j 1TLRDAV, I I FEB. 18, 1SS6.
UBEAT HOCTHEBM ABICV1
Mr. F. C. Morehead, president cf
e National Ctltoo Association, has
rwarded as advanced sheets of the
kkoburg I'hnterU Journal, coot ainlng
irticolara regarding contest en a
rge scnle, in connection with South
n ajrricnltnre, molted npoa a, a re
nt meeting of the Executive Com
itiee of the Cotton Planters' Associa
n, at some citjr not yet named. The
i 'tnmittee reliei upon every sgricnl.
ral society in the cotton Stt.s to aid
& enterprise, together with the farm
; 's otats and gi lingers. The Etii'e
glslatarea will be called npoa to give
i .pport, each one voting sn additioa
j r the benefit of its own citizens
j tyond the princely liberal premium!
I fared by the orUnetof of the con
'it. In India the Kaglish have found
j.e best rflrfcts folbw contests they
, tva es'itblished in handling prodnctsj
Id agricultural implements. A Mini
IreiT.it mile here, but on a much
! ore comprehensive cale, wjll ttimu
!te the inventive genius1, manuul skill,
id indaitr'a' efforts of oar Sjuthern
fjricultaial popa'a'ion. It is intended
invite every civiliz id nation in the
orld, and every State of oar Union,
Bend official represenUt'vea to wit
'bs the result of the great American
irlcultaiul contest. An idea of the
nd of practical result that may he
oked fir in the contest, may be
j lined by what has been done ua an
dividual tcale by priiss r llered by
I'r. G. W. Scot; ot At'anta for the
oJuclioa, by aid of a lei t . Hear, of the
rgeet crop of corn and col tin on a
oall plot cf ground. Last year, under
ia stimulus, the largest yie'd of lint
Hon npoa n tingle acre was 1,515
mnds, or nbcut three bales t i the
re, of the btst mercantile cot tin.
t average on ell the contending
U was &T2 pounds, a bale and a
l to the acre. The Urges t yield of
rn was 116 bushels and the average
eld 81 bnaheli t the acre. This last
ason the eiuie gentlemen repmtsd
cnUst, enlarging thescope to five
rea, and the result shows what the
uthern aoil is capable of and what
uthern indastry skillfully directed
n accomplish. There were forty-three
nteetnats for cotton and nine for
rn prli 's. Twenty-four of the con
itaits till ad five acres each, ancount
? to 120 acres, upon which they pro-
ced 111,011 pounds of clean lint cot-
s, an average of 020 pounds to the
re, or over t no bales each acre. The
gett yield was 1570 pounds and the
alleat 697 pounds ti the acre, the
ter a bale and a third. These re-
Its, Jjj anoning whit can be done.
U IcCTlce spirited farmers to en
avor at least to approach whit they
w know is within their reach, aid
8 attainment of a habit cf producing
u-ge crop from a email suifice will
peraede the miserable p'uacf glow
I a small crop fiom a large acreage.
ie prizes offered arewoith conteet
j f jr. So far as announced there Is
prize of 1 10,000 for a cotton
;ker; five of J5C00 for best general
p, beat shoit staple cotton, beet
3g staple cotton, best cotton gin,
d ior a planter's manual or band
ok; one of 13000, five of $2500,
irteen ot (2000, sixteen of $1000 and
e of $500. The subjects include plans
firm residences, gin-housee, labor
i cottages, combination barn and
.b'.e, best products cf various
ads, fences, gat 98, presses, horse
wer, cttion choppers, cultivat ire,
inters, aorghnm mill and evapor
ir, cotton cleaner, seed crusher, gin
ider, plantation oil-mills, tile nia
ime, and home-made and commer
l fsrtilizsrs. The crop prizes in
ide cotton, corn, oats, wheat, hay,
Utjes, ruta-bnas, tnrnins, tobacco,
ghom, ramie and jute. Some of the
aes are given for each of a number
articles we bave not specified, and
jrefor amonnt to much above the
j al of the figures given above. The
j lerous laviehnees of the premiums
iws that the great American agri
i tuial contest is a very different
j ng to a State fair; it will be a gigan
: struggle for a valuable result, and
whole coantry will benefit by wbat
1 ccfme as the consequence cf this
The present tariff system of the
dted States has no system about it
ildren's prattle at their play ia
rcely more discordant, inconsistent
1 imbecile. If critic desired to
w that the character accorded the
lerican people cf being sharp, cute
f i shrewd is one cot poseecsed by
' to, be wouli find in our incon-
io us, self-contradictory tariff ample
.terials for making gcol his posi
D. Jhe prcsep.( t;UJ it cL
glomeratioa ot heterogenous elements,
a patchwork ot inharmonious shreds,
and every month betrays new stupidi
ties in its practical working. Mr. Mor
rison has nndeitaken the task of wish
ing this Congressional blackamoor
whits. Rasping off some ot the deep
est shades of, darkness will be of bene
fit ai far as the rasping goes, but ro h
ing less than a denudation ot the
whole article will make the system
systemat'e sad harmonious. 8ome
raw materials are to have free admis
sion to give ear artisans wider scope
for their industry, but a strong opposi
tion is to be male aga'nat that part ot
Mr. Morrison's bill, as there are a few
that are making profit at the expense
of the maiy, and these care more ior
their own profits than for the welfare
of those who work tor a living and do
not seek te live by scheming and by
the plunder of injarioas tantion. We
are glad to see that it ia proposed te
admit lumber tree. Naked and bar
ren hillr, and rivers alternatively to 3
low tor navigation and deluging whole
districts with fljods, show that the
destruction of ear forests has reached
the danger point and aboald be
checked. As the chopping work is
principally done by imported French
Canadians, the interests ol American
labor would not suffer by the change.
Fait is another thing it is proposed to
admit free. In Justice ti our farmers
this cbttage ought to be made. It is a
raw material indispensable in making
their batter and cheese, and In pre
serving their meat i. A thorough re
fitm of our whole tariff la required.
The partiid measure offered by Mr.
Morrison will show in its werking the
beneficial effects of even partial re
form, and when the country sees the
advantage gained it wHl insist op sn
entire reform, reaching to the root of
existing evils, and. will accomplish it
spite of bowls and protestations fion
interested monopolists and tax-eaters.
HIE rABMRR AH NOl'IAL CON
fil l I IIBMT.
The Vicksburg PUntir't Journal
rpotes some axoant of a meotingcf
granger farmers in MassachuHct's
which has matter well worth the
Southern turner's urgent attention.
Ooe speaker believed relief ti the
American farmer Led to come from
his thorough acquaintance with bis
business, bis ability ti say "I know,"
instead of "I think." Other speakers
en'arged upon the advantages of or
ganizition. The farmers should meet
oftener, discuss more, make them
selves heard, Innlit upon taking their
full part in public matters and having
their interests cnnscientiouKly at
tended to be a living, acting, -influencing
portion of the community
not bs tributiries to anybody, as they
are now, when the cotton-grower must
pay tribute to the iioa manufacturer
every time he puts an hoa tie upon
his cotton bale. The rocrotary of the
State Agricultural Association up
braided the farmers for the way they
keep themselves in the background,
where every one can overlook them or
wrong them. Farmers ruminate upon
their grief i, grumble about their hard
ships, oniplaln that their interests are
neglected, their fortunes failing and
their prosperity dieappearlng; bat
they do not come out aid make their
claims, cttar their protests, and de
mand their right! aloud in the face of
the sun and before the eyes of their
fellow cit s ma, as they should. There
are multitudes enough living upon the
farmer, making fortunes frcm prodtu t
that he baa raised and then reaped
only ptvorty from, and those depend
ents upon his labor and it! fruits the
farmer can influence if he will. To do
so farmer must cling to farmer. Indi
vidual action goes fur little, yet let the
turners etand by one another and
stand together, and with a right cause
iuoj Ca2 ?DV9t wl1' to-day they would
consider v.oadors. . The farmers' to Js
and 6alt and tier, and most ol what he
uses and consumes, is taxed heavily
but he, while contributing to enrich
the monopolists who oppress him,
must himself make his way unaided
by anybody as best he may. The
Massachuselti fanner thought the
time was come to get "a gcol living
and farmers' rights." lie said that
waa not to be done by bearing all and
complaining cf all ; he must out when
his ballot ii wanted, out when bis
right requires vindicating. lie most
cease grumbling to the bushes and
anathemat'clng among the furrows,
and making the evening's fireside a
misery to his wife by his moanings
over misfortune. He muet out, Join
in the straggle ol lite, take an active
fart in the onward march of human
ity, be prepared to accord to every
man a man's rights and demand his
own rights among the rest. Why
must tbe artisans and manufacturers,
merchants and lawyers in the town fix
the tarmer'a destiny and tax him at
will? Only the farmer's snpineneas
permits this. Let him change the
grumble and complaint for straight
out, patriotic talk with his heart
in it, and who can stand Sfitinst, con
trol, or overcome him? The crimes
and cbealings aud rings and pooh and
syndicates aie not found where the
firmer toils under the summer's sun,
and the winter's cloud, and why then
should be ittnd baik when black
guardr, blackmailers and embezzlers
show their unblushing faces and
scheme new mx-ality? The quiet,
retiring, long suffering farmer is '
ed in tho active world to aid boaett
men to put down rascality nnd to bring
back once more tomething of the pu
rity and sacredness of theeailier days
ot our great republic.
J. W. Graham, wholesale drusgis
of Austin. Tex., writes: I bave been
handling Dr. Wm. Hall's. Bali am for
the Lungs for the past year, and bave
found it one of the most salable med
icines I have ever had in my house
for congha, eclds, and even consump
tion, slasys giving entire satiefattion.
MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY
FLOODS H rmSYLYAM.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY AT
The Kchojiklll Twelve Feet Above
Low Water Mark Damage
at Other Points.
Reading, Pa., Februay J2. The
Schuylkill river at this point is ten
feet above low watir mark and atill
rising at the rate of six inches per
hour. An immense ice gorge formed
about midnight at Shoemaker villo, fif
teen miles north of here. Large
blocks of ice were piled many feet
high and when the w uUr rcse the ice
waa pushed on the adjoining low
lands, sweeping away trees, fences and
email outbuildings and Hooding many
farm-houses. The gorge broke away
this aftarncoa leaving a vaat stretch of
country a great Held of ice. The river
below Reading is twelve feet above
low water mark. At Leesport, ten
miles north, anot'ier dangerous gorge
formed, but a channel was opened and
the ice moved away. Mt. Laurel, a
atream emptying into the Schuylkill,
was never higher than now.
IflPb Motor mt HnrrlabniK.
IIBBif iidro, Pa., February 12.
The ice at this point on the Satqae
hanna is almost a foot thick and un
broken. A break is expected at any
moment, however, as the water is ris
ing and lifting tae entire body. Work
in the puddle m il at tbe Fairview
Nail Works has been stopped on ac
count ot the high water.
The Delaware Mad Lehigh Blvera
Eastow, PA.,February. 12. The Del
aware and Lehigh rivers are rising
slowly. The Lehigh .has ovei flowed
its banks and stopped work in several
of the mills in South Easton.
Fopth Fbamimoham, Mass , Febru
ary 12. Worcester count is to-day
suffering from a second ice and sleet
s'orm. Trees and shrubbery are badly
damaged In different sections, especi
ally in the cty itself. In Old Lan
caster, a town noted for its elm-lined
streeut, mnny of the finest trees are
ruined. In Clinton the streets are
blockaded with branches. At Marl
boro large apple trees . are broken off
at tie stump. It is f ity years since
it hat done eo much iniHulmf here.
Mill riooUrd al rhlloilelphla.
Pmi adkli'iiia, February 12. Tho
rain nf yeeterday and to day cauped a
big risa in the Schuylkill above Fair
mont t and BPveial nulla were tlmded.
I.a-ge quantities of lumber and several
canal boats and snows were carried
down and out into the Delaware.
The Rlvr r KIhIuk at Plllabara;.
FiTrfuuno, February 12. The mild
weu'.har of the rmt week and the
ruin of to d ly are causing a general
break-up in the rivers. Heavy ice gorges
are repoit'd at various points along
tbeMonongahelaand Allegheny riverr,
but no serious damaee is annrehend
ed. At midnight there was fifteen feet
of water at this poiot and rising at the
r.ite cf 14 inches an hour.
Heavy Ilalu-Morin al fall Blver,
Fall Rivee, Mass , February -12.
Since early last evening torrents of
rain have fallen which the frozen
ground cannot absorb. Fi.om all parts
of the city come reports of flooded
cellars and danmo to property. The
worst flooded section is a mile equare.
Tbe mills have suffered serlouslv.
fort DrpoHil, Mil.
Tort DnroeiT, Mn., February 12.
About A :'M o'clock this altircoDn the
ice In the Susquehanna river just
noith .ef this place broke and came
down with a rush. The ire and water
quickly rose over the tracks of the Co
lumbia and Port Deposit railrcad and
swept through the lower portion of
the town, Hooding the itree ti to a
depth of three or fcur feet. The in
habitanta were compelled to move
piomptly, leaving thtlr bouses
and cojds to (he mercy cf
the tljoda. Subsequently the
water found vent and receded, bat
left the streets blockaded with im
menee qunrjt t.es of ice. The river is
higher than for many yearp, and for
more than a mile the railroad tracks
are coverod with water and ice, which
ia rushing down the grad with tre
mendous force. It is imnoesible to
estimate the lois, but the heavy raja
that is falling to-night isak'j the
situation more serloa ihan it has
been, at a.ny tijsa If.a winter, as a gen
eral breaking up of the ice gorge is
ncnvjr Kaln at Blew York.
Naw York, February 12. Heavy
rains nnd fogs continue here and
long tbe Atlantic ecu t in both direc
tions. Navigation in this harbor was
extremely difficult, but so far no col
lisions have been reported, except one
between two ferryboat!. One man
had a leg broken a'nd the boats were
considerably damaged. In the neigh
borhood of "Boston it has been raining
for forty-eight hours, nnd great dam
age haa resulted in the city from
flooding. In one town 300 men
re thrown out of employment.
At Jaraesbarg, N. J., two railrcad
bridges were washed away and other
damaee done. The steady downpour
of rain for forty-eight hours haa melted.
ths snow in theUatsaiiie and t cere are
tears ot destructive flood in the
neighborhood of Kingston, N. Y. The
Hudson river is extremely high. The
lower part of New Brunswick, N. J., is
under water and the merchants were
compelled to go about in boats. The
water bus never been known so high
there except daring the great tlood of
1882. Near Norristown, Pa., an ice
gorge two miles loog haa been farmed
and tbn rising wat r haa forced a stop
pate cf nearly all the mil's at that
Floods at Kanaaa C'Hy.
Kansas City, Mo., February 12.
There Is some apprehension among
property-owners at the mouth of the
Kaw river in West Kansas City. The
river has been backed np by heavy
ice go-gea until the adjoining low
lands are under water. A portion ot
the stock-vnrds is submerged. The
damage, however, ia not serious as yet.
Heavy Baliia at Boaloa.
Boston, February 12. The present
rain-storm, which at midnight still
continues, is a remnrkable and in some
respects an unprecedented one. The
rainfall has been very great; that t
Newport ol from six to eight inches in
twenty-four hours, being perhaps the
heaviest, but a scarcely lighter down
pourisrepo'tsd. In Wo-cester county
of this Stite, and at points in New
Hampshire and Maine the rain haa
turned into ice, and much damage baa
been done to ahade trees, taleeraph
lines and poles, etc. At Nasbna, Fitch
bury, Lowell, Ameabuiy, Marlbom,
Lesminrter and Clinton, many streets
Uve been rendered, aciulr iinia-ct-
. t ... i IHlBJu
Die ny oroaen oonuua, and damage it
some pinces m mu ro oe neariv eqna
te that of the ice storm of the 29:h nit
iuio. At other points there has been
no freezing.bat tbe fliods bave worked
perhaps even more disaster. The
streets bave been turnd into brook...
the city rqnarea into pond?,
basements into cisterns" and the low
lands of the countryside into lakes.
At bnrewsDury ine soldiers monu
ment was destroved by a falling tree,
Between Fall River and Lewismn
bridge tne uiu iaiony road was
washed out in three places. At Olnev
ville three mills had to be shut down
because of water in the engine-rooms
or wneel-pits. ine uonnecticut and
other rivers are very high and are
stesdily rising, and people living on
the banks are momectuiiy expecting
a break-np of the ice, which, if it
comes, mutt wore great damage.
ATTEND CIESI. HANCOCK'S
FfJBEBs.Ii Af KtW YOBK.
Preparations for the Keerptloa of
the Bemalaa at Norrla
New York, February 12. Mrs.
Hancock passed a comfortable night
and rested better than she bas at auy
time since the general'a death. Tbe
Secretary of War will arrive in this
city to-morrow morning and will pro
ceed at once to tne battery, where a
carriage will be in waiting to take him
to Trinity chnrch. After the funeral
be will probably accompany the fane
rsl party as f ir as Phlla ielphia. Com
modo e Chandler detailed Lieut. Nich
ols ot the navv tj proceed to Govern
or's Island and tender Gen. Whipple
tbe nse ot a steamer ti transport the
troops from Governor's Island to New
Yora and afterward to Jersey City.
Arraaa-omenta at Horrlalown.
Nobrirtowk, Pa., February 12.
Tbe local committee ot arrangements
bat not announced any programme
for the obsequies of tbe late Maj.
Gen. Hancock, and probably will not.
The remains will be taken from the
cars at the Dekalb Street Stet'on cf
the Pennsylvania and Schuylkill Val
ley railreir.1, where a hearse and s'x
tien carriages wiM be in waiting. The
train will proceed, vrith all the visit
ore wl:o prefer reuiiiniug on beard, to
tbe station it1, tho cemetery. There
will be a large procession of cit:zsne,
but probably no nnanhstionR, as
such, in the line. The vis, tors escort
ing the remains will bs entertained
by Piof. Lowe, nt bis residence, near
the cemetery. The Town Council will
hold a speciil meetiog to-night to
mane any f ntlier arrangements neces
sary. Promotion Canard br Won. Han
The sudden death cf Gen. Uar.cock
simplifies the situation and indicates
the promotion to the grade of M.tjor
Genentl of the two senior brigadier
generuls Howu'd and Terry. The
former received his commiusion as
brigadier-general cf volunteers on Sep
tember 3, J 801 , and bis commiesion to
the tame grade in the regular aimy on
December 22, 1M14, u'ter be had by
name received tbe thanks of Congress.
Terry was coloael of a Connetlcut
vo'nnteer regiment in May, 1SGI, be
came biifiadier-general of o uuteers
in April, 18(iJ, and feached t'jo came
grade in regular service on January
15, 1SU5. Tuere will be a sharp tim-
fietition among the eo'onels of the
ine for the two vacancies in the grade
of brigadier-genera'. When it was
expectt d that only one vacancy would
happen this year the chief competi
tors were Col. T. II. Roger, Eigh
teenth Infantry, and Col. Wesley
Merritt, Fifth Cavalry. Co1. Rnger
is second oi the list cf ccbnels ot in
fDty, being preceded only by Col.O.
1i. Wiicox, who will be retired on
April 16, 1887. Col. Merritt is fourth
on the list of colonels c f cavalry, being
preceded by Col. B. II. G Hereon, who
will be retired inl8J0; Col. Edward
Hatcb, who will ba re'ired in 1895,
and Col. S. D. Stnrgis, who will be re
tired Jane 11, 188i. Grierson and
Hutih are colonels cf the Tenth and
Ninth Cavalry, respectively. These
are the two colored regimeit. Among
the other ca'iiidatos are Cola. Romeyn
B. Ayres, Secoad Arlil'ery; A. G.
Brackett, Third Cavalry; E. A. Carr,
Sixth Cavary; August V. Kranti,
Eighth Infantry; Henry A. Morrow,
Second Infantry, who is said to be
suppoitsd by strong Democratic in
fluence; Col. George L. Andrewe,
Twenty-fifth infantiy; Col A. McD.
McC:e-Ti Sixti ln'imtry, one cf the
"fighting McCojk family," and nearly
a ilcz'n other colonels. It ia thought
probable that ill the proao ions wi'l
be aanounced at the same time, prgb
ably toward the end of March. Mean
while the ambitious brigadiers, col
one 1, lieutenant colonels and their
friends will be busy. So many prizss
are cot often drawn on the same day.
New Yoik, February 12. 8even
hundred and thirty-eight thousand
dollars in gold have been engtged for
shipment to-morrow for Europe.
Fall River, 'Mass., February 12. On
account ot tae washing away of a cul
vert at Assonet Station, on the Old
Colony road, train of about thirty
cf a1 1 are was precipitated into a ravine
to night. The fireman was killed.
Pittsburg, Pa.. February 12. A
meeting of the flint glass manufact
urers cf tbe Pit'sburg district will be
held in this city next week to form n
combination for the purpose of pre
venting tbe cutting of prices.
Wheeling, W. Vs., February 12.
Secretary Chew of the United Nailers'
Aaeociat on to-day sent to the secret ay
of the Western Nail Association a lat
ter declining to confer witi the manu
factuiere concerning the adjustment
of the ttrike until the manulurturera'
position was modified.
New York, February 12. The Tarn
many Ueneral Committee t-night
elected John Kelly chairman of the
Finance Coaimittee. Resolutions were
adopted regretting the death of Gen.
H a acock and recognizing tte illus
trious services whicn he had rende-ed
the country. A committee was ap
pointed to attend the funeral.
Boston, Maes., February 12. Erneet
F. Ward, who lost 130,000 by the
burning of his furniture store in the
great Chicago fire, waa held in $-000
to-day, charged with forgery. As
solicitor for Wm. Brieitin, the Boetin
n?ent for Band A Sti Isju of New
York and Chicngo, Ward, it ischarged,
received commissions aid goods tin
Chicago, 111., FeWuaiy 12. Editor
Cahill of the Chicago PilU to-night
sent t j the various newspapers a com
plete retraction of the various charges
be recently made againet Vicar-General
Conway. The lait )r Bays he will
now have no motive for prosecuting
the pending action against Cahill tor
criminal libel, but the matter is en
tirely in the hands of the S-a'e's Attorney,
WIIITAEY OJ THE NAVY.
WHAT IS SEEDED TO INCREASE
Meet Cruisers to Replace Wooden
Shipg-The Yalue of Tor
Washington. Februarv 12.-Sre.
tery Wbitaey to-day, at the request
rf i!i House Committee on Naval
Atuiia, expressed his views relative
to the reconstrnclioa of tbe navy. He
began with a recommendation that the
uncompleted monitors should be com
pleted. Ia bis opinion the type of
vessel most needed by tbe navy was
steel cruisers. Those tow building
were gooa ngnung snip, and In time
of war woaid prove the effectiveness
of their armor and machine guns, lie
thought the government should go on
replacing its wooden ships with these
cruisers. Altera sufficient sppropri
tion should be made it would take
some time to draw up plans aad get
tne yaras into s condit on to start
The chairman icouired whether, in
bis opinion, a pait of the appropria
tion should be set apart for the con
struction of torpedo boats?
Tho Secretary replied that as tor-
pedo boats held an important place in
modern warfare, it would be wise to
provide for their censtroi tion.
Ibe chairman asked if he had anv
upmiun io give m reierencs io tae ad
visability ot building ships in navy
yards or by privtte contract.
The Secretary replied that the navy
yard question had a good many sides.
As far as the economic question was
concerned he did not suppose the
navy-yards were defensible, but thai
was not all there was of it. In time
ot war it was absolutely necessary to
bave plants aad organization. Ia
time of peace tbe navy yards were
required t ) make the necessary re
pairs of veeeels. Looking st the mat
tsr from an economical etindpoint.
The contract system of construction
waa more eatit,fact)ry. If, towever,
tbe government anticira ed having
iroa-clads and torpedo boats and
cruieers and a real navy be would
recommend that one yard be fitted
up so that ehips could be bui't in it.
Ships like the Kiachutlo, built f jr the
Brazilian government, were the raoit
useful type. That ship was a combi
nation of a monitor and cruiser, a
good sea going ship a cruising moni
tor. Recuriitig to the subject of the
comparative coat of construction in
public and private yarde, he said that
the work coald be done cheaper
by a private builder tian
at a navy-yard. A private builder got
gr a, deal mora vo k out of Ins
people than eouid be gotten out of
tbe men employed in the navv-vnrds.
Tbe eight-hour law made a difTsiencs
of twenty per cent. If American ship
builders vould be gf t en into a condi
tion where it was to their interest to
hire the best constructors in the world
better ships would be built in them
tbaa our navjl c Ulcers could build in
our yardH, lor they could pay betur
sala-ies than the government pnyr.
There was not the same stimulus in
the government service, lie had a
definite idea of the kind rf vessel re
quired. We should build. half a dczin
cruisers a lit le larger than those now
building about the siza of tbe Chi
cago. The work could he done in the
navy-yards with the expenditure of
sevetal hundred thousand dollars to
get the yards in condition. In
answer to Mr. Thomas, the Secretary
said he thought it would be a wise
policy to oiler to private contractors a
bonus lor a speed gieaterthan that
called for in tbe specifications, and
n'so to impesa a penalty if the speci
fied horse-power was not real zed.
The vessels should be of the cruiser
favored the complitionof the unfin
ished monitors, which he regarded es
excellent ships. He had three vessels
at sea daring the war, and "they rode
it out like ducks." He said he cool )
take two cf those vewels with a hundred-ton
gun on each, and sailing
around one of the b'g clumsv iron-
chila knock her t) pieces. The tor
pedo he tboueht a powerful weapon of
defense. The government should, in
addition to the monitors, have lait
Messis. Cramp & McKay, the ship
builders, and Admiral Simproa also
gave their views upon tho subject.
EKilir MEN DROWNED
By the Wrecking- of a Ship on Bar-
Philadelphia, Pa,, February1 12.
A special t the Record says that dur
ing the dense fog of yesterday tbe
Austrian bark Kratjevika, fiom Mar
seilles, France, struck oa Barnegat
ShoKls. The life-saving crew of Eur-
neget Stat on went tj her assistance,
when their boat was swamped nod
three cf the men were drowned. The
crew of the bark, fearing that the life-
Suards woula be unable to save them,
ad left the vessel in their own brat
It capsisid and sunk, and eight of tbe
crew were lost. The ma tw aad five
of the sailors saved tber lives by
swimming ashoie. The bark sailed
fiom Marseilles on December 7th, in
ballast, for New York, and for nearly
four days tne master bad been arable
t) make an observation. His first in
timation c f shea' wa'er was when the
vessel struck. The bark is breaking
np, and will also be total less.
What Onr Coatemnorarloo Bay
About Oar Chance of Form.
Oxford (Misa.1 Falcon: "That 'Old
Reliable Democratic mouth-piece, the
Memphis Daily Arret l, ha very re
cently made a change in its form. It
is now an eight-page seven-column
sheet, as reliable and interesting as
ever, and looks much ban Isomer.
TtinwnnvillB Statet and Bet: "We
congratulate oar esteemed contempo
rary the Memphis ArrsM. upon its
coitinued prosperity. It bin lately
adopted the qnarto form, which greatly
improves its appoarance. ine apical
stands in the front rank o! live, pro--grevsive
newspapers, and its Democ
racy bas never been questioned. Tbe
pjoilelcoi U ic as tbe great Demo
cratic teacher in tbe South."
Are ma le pallid aad unattrastive by
functional irregulanties which Dr.
Pirce's "Favorite Preemption" will
icfallibly cure. Thousands of testimo
nials. By drnrgista.
Sertoos Ballway rollUloa.
Boston. February 12. About 7
o'clock to-night the Lowell express on
the Boston t Lowell road, collided
with the Montreal express at Noith
Wabnrn Junction. A tramp tttaling
ride was killed. Engineer Ham
mond of the Lowell train wai seriously
injured, internally. Fireman Dudley ol
the same train had his left leg frac
tured, was cut in the th'gri, loet three j
fingers of his right hand and was in-
jmed probably latally, interna ly. Dr.
Nelson, of Lancaster bank fame, had
bis right leg cut off. The baggage-
nmsier oi ine monueai expreea was
pinned againet hot stove in the bag
page car and was badly burned. A
dczsn passengers were more or lets
Chicago, III , February 12. Paddy
Ryan to-night mailed John L. Sulli
van a challenge to fight eight rounds
in public with small gloves, Queens
bury rales, for tbe sa'e receipts, 80 per
cent, tube winner and 20 to the loeer.
The challenge ia in the shape of
long letter, declaring that Sullivan bas
not answered Ryan'a acceptance of s
meeting in private; that Ryan is un
able to raise moaey for a large stake,
nnd that aniens Sullivan now replies
Ryan never will consent to challtnge
or answer Sullivan in any way.
W. H. BATES.
B. C. TO OF.
Blank Book Manufacturers,
No. 272 Second Street,
New and Latest St) leg Stock. New
Type, New Machinery.
Increased facilities, for dolus al
Prices as low as anywhere, North
tourtJ Mthehett rcmcty
nuwn to utlorGcaofltlueo
We ban Kid cuuUa.
Ue, an.lla e.-iry caae
aa Ki uuafeefkm.
' 1 TO I DATS.1
7lgutM4 not io
St. Agues Academy.
TUB SriUNO tKSSIOXwtllonen MON
DAY tbo IVtof February. Tsrmi-fT.i.
(HO, tVO and 1100, according to the aro aad
clit'i or the vuml. jr lurtder taruculara
liply to the Lady Fuprlor.
Prnlinfo fnni-f Kaln I'nnl Fcfof.m
No. 511, R.D.-In the Probate Court of Rhel-
vy vuuuij, ipiiu, .'lurxui.i cru, auuiin
istratrix, v. the unknown beira of Jacob
K h. doceared.
BY virtue of a decree for tale, entered in
this cause JanutLrf 12. lHHti. ininutebook
Hi, pae 18, 1 will oflir for tale at public auc
tion, in front of ilie court-bouse door, on
Main street, Memphis, Tenn , on
.Sotnrtluy, February 13, 1880,
vltbin legal hoars, the following described
real estate, tc-wit: Situated in the city of
Memphis, county of Kb lor end Htato of
Tennessee, and more particulaily described
at follows to-wit:
Situated at the southeast corner of Boss
avonue and llawley streot in said eity of
Memphis', being part ot the old Kembert
homestead, and beirinninr at a noitttonthn
touth side ol llawley street extended, at the
northeast corner of Watt C. Bradford's resi
dence lut and adjoining the same; thence
east with said street ono hundred and five
leet and five inches to a point on tbe touth
line ot llawley street: thence southwardly
one hundred and twenty loot to a stake:
thence west one hundred and Ave fort and
five inches: thence north with Kibs avenue
one hundied and twenty feet to the point of
beginning at the interaction of llawley
street, being tbe safe itronertv Dnrchased by
taid Jacob Krb of Thomas Uoyle.
lermt ot Sale tm a credit oi six months,
purchaFor to execute note with personal Bo
unty, aud a lien retained to secure purchase
money. I This Jan. 16, 1885.
it. is. uuli,ss, uierl.
By Louis Kettmann, Deputy Clerk.
T. B. tdginglon, solicitor.
fQR 00UC3 ARID CROUP VSQ
m BvtMi cm. bj ntBervd from tre vf tbt mma MnaL
frowtiaf kaa tu auall txro lo ih floaiharv KJtWff
rtntBla aiiabulailBf sxrwetorauit prltvlplt thavt Uwatot
tb ptiUfra BradtjsetM tfe Btvlf nMrnln ou(h, o4 firam
Ibum uic ooiu las row ud u niw oMttici-BO ia trvra m
Wbo-nrtBK-AOBaii. WlVM 6WiM-l with ttm bMllni Mii
kcltwaa ptiolptiT. Um winlMo pttMit f th M 6Mb,bw
9imt la Tavu Caaamiaa R o Pwirr (Hm ajrtv
If Dix bib the flactn kneva rr df for Gootttoa, Cnmj
WboMtoR-Cottth aad CtMmnipUoD : and p rliab, an
.$1. WALTER ATAYLOR, Atlanta, 6a,
ttaat I1B. RIOnr.BB- HITR L.FR It RR V rttunlBL tM
Marrhtra. UjMmUrj aad CaUdna TsBtUna, roraalaV
DR. H. JJ. GREEN,
No. 65 Jones Ayenue, Atlanta, Ga.,
A BPIH1 AI.18T TOR jTLBTVH
Haa treated Drone and it eomnlleattona
with the most wonderful success i nsesTege
Uble remedies, entirely harmlesj. Kemorea
all symptou I oi Props in eight to twenty
Cures patients pronounced hopeless by the
best of physicians.
rrom the nrst aose tne symptoms rapiaiy
disappear, and in ten days at least two
thirds of all symptoms aro remored.
Some may ery humbug without knowing
anything about it. Remember, it does not
co.i you anything te realise the merits ot
iot treatment for roursell. In ten days the
difficulty ol bn atning is relieved, the pulse
made regular, the urinary organs made to
discharge their tall duty, sleep is restored,
the swelling ail or nearly i one, the strength
increased, and appetite made good. I am
constantly curing cases ol long standing,
cases that have neen tapped a number of
times, and the patient declared unable to
live a week. Send lor 10 days treatment
directions and terms tree, (live full history
ol case. ametex, how long afflicted, how
badly swolletland where, ia bowels eostive.
buve legs bunted and dripped water. Send
for :ree pamphlet tintaming testimonials,
quottions, etc. .
Ten days featment furnished free by mat?.
Epilepsy SU y'J ..,
&5 Jonea Avenue, Atlanta, 6a.
Stat this ptfer.
No. 5SH2, R.D. In the Chancery Court of
Shelby countv. Tenn. Moll, e NiUiusvs.
John B. Wtllitins.
It appearing from bill sworn to in this
cause that the defendant John B. Wilkins,
is non-reside-tt of the State of Tennessee,
and is supposed to be resident ot the Repub
lic of Mexico:
It is therefore ordered. That he make hit
appearance herein, at tbe courthouse in Mem
phis, Shlby county, Tenn., on or before the
first liooday in aaareh, 1SJ4',. and plead,
answer or demur to complainant's hill, or
the same will be taken lor confessed as to
him and set frr hearing exparte; and that a
copy of this order be published once a week
for four successive weeks, in the Memphis
Appeal. This 18th day of January, 10.
A copy attest:
S. f . MrlulWKLL. Clerk and Master.
Bv II. P. W.lih. Deputy Clerk and Master.
iil'tr A O'llhaOi :vl. for mpK wed.
Tola towdor novor vrioi. A tritrrct of
pontj, (ironrth and wholoomonona. Mor
eoonomirol than tbo ordin&r; kinds, and
cannot bo fold In oouitution jvt.a tbo
maltilado of low test, thurt weight clatr or
tinoni'Dkio powaora. &it only u. Koial
iKKiva rnvnnRt;n., liifl wmi it..N
nvo PnornmOo., W
R.G.CRAIG 'SEa CO.
FARMING kTQOL S am
WANTPn AGENTS, Men aod Women,
VI Mil I L.U t , .'TIllS CHILD'S
BIBLE " Introduction by Rot. J. II. Vin
eent, D.D. One wont haa told 65 in town
of 67 people; one 73 in ovillaire ol 7'.M; one
now acent HS In 10 dayat one 2.i in 4 snccej
livo weeki; one 40 in 3 dayi at two Uiflerent
timet. Experienne not neoosanrr Mctrtst
CASHELL4 00. (L't'dl,
40 Dearborn "treet, Cbirnro.
THE annual meeting of tbo itonk holder
of the Momphii (Jai Light Coirpanywill
he hold at tho olti'-e of the compny. No. 58
MudiRon .trret, Memphis. Tenn.. Monday
March 1, lv, to eieot r-tven (i) Diroi tori u
;rve the rooipany during tho Obi uiug year.
Klection ffoin 10 n.in. tn 1 p.m.
JOSEPH CKA1Q. Sorr-tnry.
Curte Biliou3NE99, DvsoEWiA.TrapiD Lw ,
Siok Headache, Malaria, Immkution, 6( ):
Stomach, Bah Breath, Verthso, Dysente e ,
Jaundice, Enlarged 8pleew. Drowsin-
after Meals, &o , WiTHOur GriPihu, 8iSKiN
INQ OR WEAKENINO THE SYSTEM,
D03E. ONB 11EAN. PRICE, 95 CEITTH
Ask for 1III.P, UFAN8-T:iknoBub ititu(. Malta
to any uddniHS, 'J&ctain tannin, bold ly Dru.H.a
anH M',liolrnPoulprevr.rwhra. Oirralara r en
J.P.SMITH CO. ttcyroiie. St. t,OUll,rrl'
&rCO NCE NT RAT E
WI DO NOT SAT Crab Orchard Water
will Cure Cancer. Epilepsy or Ileurt Disease
but W liu Mar Crab Orchard Water as a
A sick im
Is al Rcliablo as Quinine ft r
CHILLS AND FEVER.
TRY A BOTTLE 60LD EVERVWUERK.
Fee that Crnb-apple trade-murk it on all
packages of "Suite" and "U alor."
Crab Orchard Water Co., rroji'a.
SIMON N.JONES. Msna.r.
J. F. 1I0LST &BR0.,-
(gl'ttSfSOM TO O. H. nOLST 4 BRO.)
rSO MAIN ST., MLEMPIIIS.
A TOLL and eon pie te stock of Wood and
ss.Ullio Cases and CaskeU, Cloth-Covered
Caskets and Burial Robe always "p
hand, am-Urdert by Ulegrath promptly
Notice of Final Nettlcmeut-.
No. 4837 R (7)-In the Probate Court of Shel
by County, Tennessee Walter D. Moo,
administrator of Isaac W. Moon, decea-cd.
a"U 14 is to notity all persons inteiested in
. tbe estate of said Isaao W. Moon, dee'd,
that 1 will, at my office in the eity nf Mem
phis, on Thursday, February 11. lhxfi, at 10
o'clock a.m., take and stt- the final settle
ment of the accounts of Walter l. Noon, as
administrator of the estate of said Isaac u .
Moon.dec'd. This January 30, 1WI5.
11. h. CULL EN, Clerk.
By Louis Kettmann, Deputy Clerk.
Boston A 1'otton, Attorneys.
A Valuable Paten",
Danij's (florae) in and Pea Plan.,
HAVING perfected my invention. I wish
rn place it before the pnhiic, especially
mHEUfacture-.. As a. firn Planter, it is a
perteot . sect epent the drill, du tribute,
the seed aov. rateiy, uuiniered, and covers .
the same, thereby one ntan penormicg the
work of three. The' have boon used in
this section tor over a dotcn years witri tr
fect satisfaction. Can give retporsible testi -monials.
J0UN 11. DANCY.Dancyville,
Haywood countv. Ton.
Notice la Hereby Wiren,
THAT the annual meeting of the stock- .
holders of the Chesapeake, Ohio
and Southwestern Railroad Company
ior tbe election of Directors and
such other butaness as may come before the
meeting, will be held at the office of the
Company, in the city nf Memphis (called the
Taxing Disliicl oi Sheiby County), Tenn .
on tbe Sib sj r April, lsse, at 12 '
o'clock noon of that day, and that the lease
from thatCompany to the Newport Newt and.
Mississ ppi Valley Company will be sub
mitted to the stockholder for their consent
thereto and approval thereof. Transfer
books will be'vlosed from March 23ih to
April 6, 1W. ,
By oriter l the Premen and Boird bf
liclvrf. JEAAC . yA-. Lit'.a:x.
K Sa. " - J-F
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t ise sepia me atoiner gto:a, j