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TlirVtSl'AV, i t rMAIt( H4,lHH(J.
THE NORKItUM BILL.
The advocate lor the tariff jutt aa it
stand-, with nil it dtf'cta, Injuttice,
Inconsistency and. damairing inlluence
npon t'ule are, bo Ur, less notey in
their objrctinns to the Moirima bill
tbao-coiaideriDK the clamor iirsed
against bis "horizontal" bill mlttht
have been expectrd. The ftct is that
there is a growing conviction, reach
ing even to soms of that c'a, that the
obvious and provoking blundering
and wrong-doing of the present tarllT
stand in need of it farm, in the interest
of thoee who profit by the tariff as woll
as of the public generally. There are
a few newspapers that are conspicuous
lor their dovo'.ion to the system cf
protection, that advise their readers to
accept the Morrison bill, as more mod
crate in ils provisions than one would
be that would come at a later day,
when the defects of the existing tariff
have txcited feellngsof itronganlmoi-
ity, such us would glvorse to demands
ior a much more complete revifloa of
the tariff than the Morritoa bill pro
poses. That bill has the advantigs to
them of repairing but very slight
char j.MP, while the people would be
pleased with the free admission of
several specials that would have the
effect of increasing the employment of
labor, an object it is to desirable to ac
complish. The more thoughtful anl
intelligent protectionists see that the
faulty, mischievous aid unjust feat
ures cow causing so much diasatUfui'
tlon uicnot always be quietly acqut
seed in, and that it wonld be better to
let the Morrison bill pans than to wait
until the public indigout'on IsarouHod
sad more atrinsent ebi'ms ureod. The
chancea that have taken place in
American industry, new inventions.
and the vicissitudes of trade ell com
bine to make a change certain, and
that change, these reasonable protec
tionists nrgo, had belt sr be male
when the nublio mind is quiet than
when it is excited upon tho fiibj?ct
The misfortune is that among those
: who acknowledge the necessity of
chanea la the tariil. low are
willing that tho change should affect
products in which they are indi
vidually concerned. Iron is willing
to concede sugar, and wool to lower
the rate on lumber. If the advocates
lor eaih a-ticle affected by the Morri
con bill are thui to have their special
ties individually excepted, It is evident
that bo tariff revision will be made
until overwhelming public mntimeii
compels and f rces changes of a much
more radical oharacter than arfl pro
posed by tho Morrison bill. It is
auestion whether, even now, the
f modera'o fhsrjs that bill would In
i duce are enmcient to prevent more
Nweenln chanties at an early day. I
6 meantime the tariff reformers are
fry welt satisfied with the signs of
e times. For thoin tho Morrison
ill is good at far a) it goer, on the
kinct. Is that "half a loaf is better
S has no bread," but they view it as
I oo narrow and superficial to meet the
.-Jlemands of commerce and the views
of an Increasing number of the people.
If the Morrison bill passes there will
be quiet upon the subject uot.l it is
seen bow it work. If it be rejected,
more comprehensive and effectual
measure will bs adopted at a not very
far off future day. Tariff reform, in
any event, will not stand still.
of his wift npon ths ground that be
never bet on a gams which be bad to
dis to beat Too many men with
money to spars act npon ths same
selfish policy, and ths result (s they
leavs tbeir families in poverty. An
insurance in a solvent company is like
depseitlng money in a saving
bank. A fanatic has proposed
compulsory insurance, by the
passage of a la requiring every man
with a family to .nsure his life, sucn
a law would bs aa absurdity; but
very considerate, kind and affection
ate husband and father will volun
tarily provide means for ths support
of his family in the event of bis
death. Many men, who Judge others
by their own cupidity, are impressed
with the idea that insurance inspires
ths avarice of the beneficiaries and
lessens their nursing and sympathy
in sickness, and their grief and re
spect after death. The exact reverse
la the correct interpretation of human
nature. Wife and children have
.t . i.
more love ana vanersuoa iur iu
husband aad father who leaves them
competency, provided for them
while living by even etinting himself
for tbeir comfort after delta, than
they cn poibly cherish for the man
who leaves th em in poverty and want.
Children sometimes speak reproach
fully of the memory of the fa'.her
who reared them in poverty without
the advantages of education or the re
fl Dements, the caieand comforts of life.
hnt the child blessed with these ad-
vintiizes boners the memory of him
hnati(ReJid in liftina them out of
igncrincs and prepared them for suc
cessfully bull'ting with the world.
The advantagss of life insurance are
sean hore in Memphis, and in other
towns and cities where the thoughtful
provision made by husbands and
ftthers have saved their ftmtlies from
waat and misery. Iasuraacs is noth
ing but providing for a rainy day, aad
the blessings that iavariaaly follow
show tbai the rainy day will surely
avoidable? If they are neceess ry and
unpreveottble occurrences, all we can
do is to bow our beads and exclaim
with the people of the Eiat, "Kismet,"
it is fate. If they are generally avoid
able, it is high time ws began to in
stitute preventive measures. Fire de
partments are for the extinguishment
of fires when they occur ; the measures
wanting are forthepreventioa of tires.
The ArriAL has oftsn urged that those
having charge of any prem'ses in
which a fire breaks out, so that the fire
companies have to be ctlled upon,
shall bs required to appear and testify
ss to the probable cause of the fireand
show what preventive care bad been
taken against fire, and what provision
mades against the spread of fire
in case one break out. We are glad
to see, from the New Orleans Statu,
that in tbat city the grand jury of the
Criminal Court on Friday last reported
in favor of "lire Inquests" to be hell
immediately af er a fire bad occurred
The object cf such a practice is de
clared to be. in case of fire, "to make
clear, as far as possible, its precise ori
gin; to fix the blame, if blame there
be, in the proper qiarter," and to in'
sure such a cloje and searching scru
tiny as shall abate the evil. Overin
aurance is declared to be one fruitful
cause of fires. A fire inquest would
expose such fa:ts. The Stalei declares
that no small number of the fires oc
curring there are not unavoidable, for
"ihe fire-bug is at his Infamous work."
Fire inquests would be a terror to this
kind of bug. It is time, and fully
time, that a stand was male against
fires. The report of the fires of Janu
ary last shows that twenty of them oc
curred during the month, aggregating
a valuo of $10,250, making a total loss
for the United States and Caoala of
$12,000,000. The evil is increasing, for
this is $2,000,000 more than in any Jan
uary since records have been kept. To
this must be added loss of human lift
In a fearful wsy. Let ns have firs la
THE STORY OF THE CRIME TOLD
IX ( Ol KT.
1KBVBIAHCE STATlftTH S.
Ths Nsw York Time devotes sev
eral columns to the Inouiance buslnei
in the United States and in England,
and the figures are interesting. From
this we learn that the heaviest lntur
ance bas been paid by English com
panles, where the aggregate total paid
t the Duke of Newcastle, the Maiquls
of Anglesea and the Earl cf Fife
amounted to $0,250,000. It seeraa
most of the noblemen of England are
largely innired. The heirs of Sir
Eobert Clifton received $l,'.50,C0O at
his death. Napoleon III bad his 1:1
iusured for $600,000, and this sum con
stituted most of ths fortune of the Em
nrMaatthe death cf ber husband
The largest sum ever paid in the
Unit d States for life Insurance was
$310,000, to the heirs of N. W. Switrsr
cf St. Louis. But many wealthy citi
xensare largely insured. Hamilton
Disston cf Philadelphia carries an in
surance for $475,000; Pierre Lorillaid,
John Wanamaer, Cyrus W. Field,
John V. Farwell, each for fO.OOO;
Charles A. Dana, $120,000; II. B.
CUflin, $125,000; George M.Pullman
uf sleeping-car fame and Henry Ward
Beecher, $100,000 each. Dr. T. De
V.'itt Talmage has $60,000. The in
surance has become a business of
gigantic magnitude, and is rapidly in
creating. A shrewd sporting man re
1 ?,( to injure his life for the bsntfi:
FIBROUS AXD OTHER PLANTS.
There was a time when cotton was
as little thought about as tamiefnd
some other fibrous plants are now. If
cotton had been as generally disre
garded as those productions are to
day by the great majority of the agri
culturists, how would our grand cot
ton trade have sprung into being 7
At this time event! and the advice cf
reletting and practical men advise
that the "all-cotton" system shall be
permanently abandoned, as inton
sictsntwith the welfare and future
prosperity cf our Southern farmers.
This class of producers are loudly
called upon to diversify their crops.
In doing so it would be well to give
due consideration to the cultivation of
Buch fibrous plant as are found t o do
well in the South, and to find if there
are not other productions as attractive
as cotton, more profitable, and subject
to fewer vexatioua vicissitudes.
There are lands that prove un
suitable for growing cotton; tho
owners cf such have ep.eciul reasons
why they should try what can be done
with fibrous plants, especially those
for which there is a good demand now
supplitdonly by foreign growers. Dur
ing the eleven months ending last No
vember, flax, hemp, jute, eesal and
other libers were imported into this
country to the extent of $10,78H,-i':o,
nearly Jl.000,000 a month. Is it an
absolutj necessity, with our fine
Southern climate which is found pe
culiarly favorable to several of these
plant', that we must depend upon
lands 2000 miles away for what we can
well produce ourselves? The castor
oil plant grows on Southern soil with
an exuberance that nmasaa visitors
fiorn the Noith. We have Been large
fields of it growing in Southern Illi
nois; if money could be made by
growing it there, eniely it would be
more successful here. Broom makers
have assured us tint o better
broom corn was ever grown, und
rarely as good, for tbeir business
as that grown in the vicinity of Mem
phis. It was moBtly renerved for the
fine small brooms, being too gocd lor
the ordinary qualities of bloom. A
Mattoon (111.) correspondent of the
Chicago Trihunt writes that a bioaua-
corn grower there bad received in the
Chicago market J'.H) a ton for bis crop,
netting him $20 sn acre. The writer
adds : "Bro om corn is a profitable
crop, and the firmer and business f
men of this section begin to realize
the fact more and more. As a stand'
ard crop no other pays better. Bank
er are now much more willing than
formerly to atslst farmers whose de
pendence is upon this .cropland co a
sequently the brush is frequently held
some length of time for the advance
in prices that is sure to come late in
the season." With the proved and
acknowledged superloiity of Southern
over Northern broom corn, is it uol
worth the attention of our farmers?
So we nvght go on recounting the
value of other products, but ia
there not enough here to set our farm
ers thinking and experimenting? We
have often a scarcity of good butter in
the Memphis market, and never had
we as popular and much sought for
butter as somebudy who understood
his business used, soma years ago, to
supply it with from Duvill's Bluff,
Ark. There was ro patent snd no
secret about bis way of always having
good butter of good color. Can no
other neigborhood win for itself the
place in the butter marktt that Du
vall's Bluff attained to? With hogs,
mules, graves and the other paying ;
things to chooee from, cannot the
Southern farmer readily diversify bis !
ciops and escape bis slavish thraldom
to "all cotton?"
F. B. 8TAJILM IX.
The Attack Hade loon II I ill Be
can.e of Ibe Porter Interview
Chattanooga Timet: The Cbatt
nooea Timei was BHtisueu irom me
flrat annparance of Mr. Portei's re
tortol tne interview tnai oianimau
bal been entirely misunderstood and
therefore misreported; and we ac
ordinal v save the mat'er eo at en
tlon, ptelerring to wait and see wo&i
the gentleman bad to say in reier
ent'a to it over bis own signature.
Our couree Droved the correctness of
our judgment; and the exclusion of
concurrent comment on the alleged
interview from our columns turn out
an act of justice to oue of the ablest
and mott useful railioaders in the
lieretfter the American aid other
papers who follow its lead villi do well
to curb the disposition to class all men
as Kepuulicans, eitner openly or ui&
irnlaeri. who orjronu thf railroad spoil
atlon laciilon. was uiai unworiuy
euRDicion aad biuotry which made
them swilt to credit it irDOit thr.t Mr.
Stnhlmua had become a politician and
dtfi at tho same lime. Had those
editora' wits not beon partially par
alysed by the rancorous recollection
of Stublman's part in smashing the
Kailrnad Oommiesion nuisance, they
would never, f r one moment, credited
the authenticity of report which, it
true, would ccst him his posl Inn, aud
lose him the respect and conti Jence of
good business men over the country.
For AnieTlcan In t'ulna, lifetime of
the Kerent Ontrnxra.
HE KILLING OF TOM DAVIS
Holland Kaj Be Shot the San
Save Ilia Ow Life Texas
XxwYobic. March 3. The trial of
James T. Holland, who shot and killed
Tom Davis, was resumed to-day. The
couit room was crowded, and among
the spectators were many lexans.
Counsel for Holland read twenty-one
depositions of friends aad neighbors
of the defendant in Texas, including
one ftom Gov. Ireland, giving Holland
(rood character. TJtie prisoner turn
took the stand in bis own behalf. He
described the meetings and the nego
tiations leading up to the purchase of
the ulleced counterfeit money. He
stated that after the $10,000 in good
money bad been counted and put in
the bsir. and I5C00 paid for it, and be
fore Davis's conledsrate, in the next
room, had bad time to substitute an
other bag, he (Holland) rose and said,
"Well, let's go." Uavis said, "ino,
don't be in a hurry, wait till the old
man comes. I said, "I'll io now.
Davis said, "You must not go now,
The house la full of detectives." I re
plied. "I'll take my chauces." Davis
"YOU MUST not oo.
I said, "I will go," and then Davis
said, "Ciod damn you, drop that bag
or I'll kill you." I said, "I want, that
hair. Mr. Woodward." 1 neld on to
the bag, and he rushed at tne and got
a hold cl me, and then a voice irom
the ihr rcom said, "Kill the s of a
b ." I straightened up then, pulled
mv pibtol and bhot Davis, and bearing
a noise behind me I turned and fired
another shot through the partition.
I then put my pittol away, opened tne
door and walked out. Holland swore
that he received one of lavis s circu
lars before he lift Texas; tbat it was
not his intei.lioo to buy counterfeit
money; that he believed good money
would be shown him; that be was
williim to trust his judgment on that,
aod having paid I5U0 in good money
for $10,(K)U m io xi money, ne was pre
pared to take his chances cf vetting
what he had paid for. He shot Davis
because he believe 1 the latter would
ward the greatest attractions, ao as to
finish the first reason in a bln of
glory, to to s eik.
DILKE L TOE COHOJS.
THE TELEPHONE BUSISESS
to Ko Won ad
n mm foaalblr.
IiDiAitAeoLis, Ind , March 3. The
officials of the Central t'nion Tele
phone Company here ray that in pur
suance of the course indicated by the
circular yeeterdar to it t patrons in In
diana, charge in excess of $3 per
month collected since t'- e law pie
scribing tbat rate tot k effect are no v
being refunded, and tta coLtracti
here will be termica'ed by formal
nctice as fast as it m ay be done legally,
and the business be closed np. The
Indianapolia Journal, commenting oa
the situation, rays: "The company
asserts its inability to do business at a
profit at the $3 rate fixed by the law,
and, pending an app al to the United
States Supreme Coort, prtf ars to allow
its propeity to remain unused than
to operate at a lo?s." Tre Journal
believes tbe law to be unwiBe and un
just, and is not surprised at tbe deter
mination of the company, much as it
may be regretted. An ignoiaat aad
reckless or criminal ue of power is as
much to be dreaded when exerted by
legislative aa by corporate monopoly.
New Yobk, MHrcb 3. A Washing
ton special to the lhiald says : "The
following cable has been received by
tbe Ohiueae Miuietur from the Gover-nor-Uenoial
of Canton. The lawless
ness in California is evidently hrted
log trouble for our people in China:
Canton, February 23, 1S9(1
To 11 ia Kio.llpiipy, Cheng, t'hlii-s Minis
ter, n BUinKin :
CuMegiatu received f.on Chinese
meicbauts at San Francisco, stating
that Chinese in tho United h;ate
have been niotoutia;;e.atulyalta:ktd.
Hearing ol this newa Carton peoplH
e furious. Kital'a'ion is threatened.
How did the American government
act in this matter? Can you not ask
the President to nlo t measures lor
the piotection t f Chinete theio, and
lor tne prevention ci uiese muutium
nott in order to preserve the good
friendship of the two countiies?
Otherwise tne coasequeuces lure may
be serious? 'cuako cbi tuno."
Milwaukkk. Wis. March 3 For
some time pact detectives bare been
engaged in working up a case on
Washington countv parties ior -aoc-to
ing" barley. The result of their
labor was tbe arrest of Anton Rosen
heimer, Merits Rosenhelmer and John
Roeonbeimer, owners of tbe elevator
at Kewatkeum, in Washington coun
ty, together with the men employed
in the elevator. At the time the ar
rests were made, it is stated, the pro
cess of altering rejected to extra No. 3
barley was in active operation. Tbe
defendants wore bound over and their
case set tor examination a', West Bend
next Thursday. The p:oiecution will
be backed by a syndicate of Milwaukee
brewer, malsters and Board of Trade
members, who have in the past suf
fered severely ftom this doctored bar
lev. The penaly for fumigating or
selling fumigted bailey In this State
is a fine ol $"0 or ooe month impris
onment for ea h onense. the case
will be stubbornly fought on beta
sides. So cleverly was the doctoring
done that it was said that even ex
perts could not discover any difference
bet ween the doctored g'ain and the
boaa 11 le articl. It wai only when it
was put in tbe malt-house that the de
ception could be discovered. Then
the bleached g'ain showed np lifeless
as bo much chaff, the germ having
been killed by the do.'toring process.
Tbe loa from this source is tu'd to be
inealt'ula'da. It finally became co
great a to lead to concerted action be
ing t ikec, with the above lesult.
War Acnluat tbe Knlithts or Labor.
Springfield, O., March 3 There is
much excitement here, caused by the
ationcf the East Street Champion
Reaper Works last night. It v. at a
sudden aad wholesale discharge of
several hundred employes known lo
belong to the Knights cf Labor
or o'her trades union ornanizttions.
Mr. Whiteley, tbo president of the
company, t ays: "We were compelled
tn tAkft this course in the cause of hu
man libertv. So far ss we have ob-
nrvsd the operation of this organize
tlon in other cities it hat been one of
terror, intimidation and violence, and
U. aeema to re a auestion whether a
factory BhaH have all or none of its
eraplovra mcmoers oi r.n organization
We prefer to have all onr men inde.
nondent cf all oreanizttions, and be-
lieveencha courso will be for the
nnnil rf the ennntrv." Thev are ad
vertiairg f jr mera to U 1 the placea of
the dieohaig'Mi woramen.
Tbe Strike at Lynchburg-, Va.
Lynchhdko, Va., March 3. The
strike at the O il Dominion Iron snd
Nnil Works in this citv hs been ami
ruble adjusted by tba comra.ttees f
the Knights of Labor and the stock
holders. The men go to work to-day
at tbe old wscejL
New York Street Railroad Striker.
Nrw York. March 3 Aftsr a con
ference with a committee from the
drivers and conductors of the four
Kant Side striking street car lines lest
niirht Railroad Commissioner Kerannd
deliver d nu opinion. In which ha
held tlmt the railroads, as common
t-arrieis. havo no tight to incon
venience the public while carrying o
rnmniralivol v illMimifuant CODtrO
version with employes as lo hours of
lalinr aud ptiona therefor. He would
confer with his callep.unes. and the
piobAble out-omo would be a man
tlHinus to the rjads to resume tho per
formance of their duties ss carneis.
Tin-: American Humane Astwiation,
itni'reHW'd wijh the importanco of the,
report of the committee of the Amcri-
an OriuthoIojjiKts ( nion.lor tho pro
tection of birde, winch appears in the
current number of Ncm-iuy, is making
nrrangemcnta for the distribution of
ltHl.OUO copies, ami would he glad to
receive Htilistantial aid from friends of
.mr American birds. The report slums
that unlcHH immediate measures are
taken to prevent the present rate? of
lest ruction, our woods and Melds will
shortly be without birds. "Think of
vour woods ami orciutniM without.
lirds," and lend a hand to the associ
ation. Address It. h. liordon, presi
dent. Milwaukee; Thomas K Hill,
secretary, 103 Ktate street, Chicago, or
Ia'VI Knowles, treasurer, 'Z'Z ..North
Broad street, Philadelphia. Checks to
the order of the treasurer.
A LITTLE 80NU.
Kiltie four I fain would ting.
Why doKt thou ev.do m. lo?
Liken birr) upon the wing,
Sailing high, sailing low,
Yet fureier out of reuch,
Thou doit vex in. beyond measure,
lhmllnr.il hv nritver nr Roecch.
Wa tiog thine own tiiu. atid pleasure!
Well I know thee. tricky iprite
looudl cull tho by thy name;
1 hnve wooed thee W and ninli',
ivt thou wilt not own my claim.
II ark ! thou'tt hnvoring even now
In the soil. Hill aimtmve me
PViiin).n.v nr ilrHm nrtthon.
That my heart's cry cannot move thee?
Liltlo long I never nng.
Thou art sweeter than the strain
That throuih starry mate rang.
Kin-t-boro child of joy and pain.
I hall ling tbec not! but surely
From aoiue ulI-ooinp:lling voice
Bwell'.ng high, serenely, purely,
I thall ier tr-ce and rejoice!
,nlia l H. Dorr, inlkt Oritu:
TllK DkCOHATOK AND KfBNIMIIEB for
March bas an exceptionally brilliant
IlKplllV OI artlClOH UIHl MIUMIIIIHNIH,
all of them beinir particularly uselul
and interesting. The recent extensive
and elaborate decorations in tne .mw
York Academy of Music have excited
more comment mid admiration than
nlmorit nnv other similar work in that
city (or years; ntnl in examiniii) the
four luitres of illustrations made by
the firm doing- the decorating, one can
i-fii.lilv understand why they are so
highly valued. These reproductions
of the Academy decorations are
amonj; the finest pieces ever (riven in
8iiy niniMzine. There is also along
article upon the White-House, giving
a good idea of it appearance, and a
full-page illustration of the celebrated
East room, reproduced w ith photo
graphic ell'ect. There are several ar
ticles of furuitu'r shown, entirely new
in design, an article on a prominent
riiiladelphia studio, an elaborate door
carved by Ilenii Pitman, ceramics, on
alabaster" mantel, and a profusion of
other things. The magazine is pub
lished at ilO Kust Fourteenth street,
Mew )'ork City.
Tiik (Ii.assk or Timu, in tbe First
and Second Age. Divinely Handled
bv Thomas IVyton, of I.incidnos Inne,
(iciit. Seen and Allowed. London:
Printed bv IVrnard Alsnn tor l.aw-
(HABLES'S FIKST APPEAR.
ASCE IN THE HOUSE.
TbeUrMbh Politicians Still Aniaslng;
Themselves by Speech-Making
Lokddn. March 3. Si: Charles
Dilke was present in the House ( f
Commons daring this afternoon's ses
sion. Mr. Joeeph Chamberlain and
Mr. Joseph Cowen, ltadical member
for Newcaatle-oi-Tyne, went over to
Sir Charles during the session, shook
handa with him and engaged him in
conversation for half an hour. Sir
Charles looked careworn.
Lord Randolph 4'hnrrhlll aad
flaiqnii oi KalUbary.
London. March 3 Lord Randolph
Churchill spoke at Manchester to-day.
tie said tbat Mr. Oladttone deluded
the country with false issues. There
ai an imperative necessity Ior tne
establishment of a British unionist
party, which would unite what was
best in all parties and creeds.
The Maiquis tl baiisbury, speaking
at a Conservative banquet at tbe
Crystal Palace to-night, denied tbe
asseition of Sir Henry James that he
had ever encouraged the "home rule
delusion" in the slightest manner. He
warned the couitry tbat the hasty
adoption of tbe land pmcbate measure
fo- Ireland would drive awav the
wealthy and leave the ignorant under
the rule ol a net overvnse hierarchy,
while all the money now invested
would virtually be loet Lord Salis
bury bitterly condemns the Liberals
lor defeating tbe Conservatives on. a
side itsje, thus avoiding tbe necessity
to formulate an Irish policy.
GENERAL FOREIGN NOTES.
A Liberal Gain
London, March 3. The election in
Flintshire, made necessary by Loid
Kichnrd (irosvenoi s elevation to tne
peerage, took place to-day. Mr. Sam
uel Smith, the Liberal candidate, was
elected bv a msjirity of 1510 over Mr.
Philip Pennant, the Conservative
Tbe London Soelallata.
London, March 3. Burns, Hynd
man, Williams and Champion, the
Socialist leaders, wereacam before the
Police Court to day, and nftir further
hearing were committed for" trial on
tbe charge of inciting subjects of the
Queen to riot. The defenctaats were
permitted to furnish bail f jr their ap
pearance. The accused express confl Jence that
they will be a:quitt;d ultimately.
Bnrmrae Prince Mord red,
Rangoon, March 3. The Burmese
crown prince's son is dead. Hisarmy
of 3C00 men has been dispersed, 600 of
the men following his brother into a
dense forest In Muneepore. Sitkab, a
loyal Burmese officer, has surprised
aad killed Prince Moungtbain.
Demobilisation or tbe bvrvlan Army
Bblgbadb, March 3 An ukase has
been issued ordering the demobiliza
tion oi the Servian army.
Londos. March 3. The Prince of
Wales, as Grand Master of the British
Freemason", hat Withdrawn the
patent of appointment from the repre
sentative of tbe Grand Lodge of Eng
land at tbe G rand Loda ol Illinois,
the latter having severed irom fiater-
nal relations with the English lojgea.
b? those interested in river commerce.
The bridge will be built to as net to
interfere with navigation, and I think
that the importance o! the principle
tbat all reasonable facilities should be
furnished to the great railroad lines of
tbe country is generally admitted. I
presume tbe cost of the bridge will be
about 13.000,000. I think its con will
not run over that figure, and I don't
think it can be built for much less. If
everything progresses imoothly, it.
will he completed in about three -years."
Tbo Taao City Branch.
Work on the Memphis extension of
the Yazoa City branch of the Illinois
Central railroad is progressing rapidly.
The grading has nearly all been com-
Eleted, and several of tbe cont-actora
ave already completid their work.
The bridging, trestling, etc., is under
contract and will be speedily com
menced and rapidly poshed to com
pletion. A large quantity of spikes for
laying tbe rails were received in r.x
City Saturday last.
A Handsome Pablteatlea.
The Baltimore and Ohio, famoai f )r
the beauty of its advertising matter,
has issued n handsome volume, con
taining a full repoit of the Staten Isl
and banquet to tbe president aad ex
ecutive of that eplet did railroad.
Ths press in several cities in the
Union show that there is a growing
impatience with the large number of
fires tbat occur. Are these fires un-
aaotbrr Indiana Trl.nbnne taw,
Jmiinimi.is I m., March It. The
Supretiii t onrt to-day decided another
of th? telephone rase, nttiruiin the
derision ol the Marion ('utility Crimi
nal t'-;;it convicting Superintend
ent llockcit ior charging j. a
month instead of 1.1 rental for
the use of a telephone. The case
in all its fruturcs is practically tin
same as the ease which was id
two weeks iigii,H,nd the decision
was uiven by Judge Niblack is
upon tbe former opinion. '
At the Memphis Theater to-niebt
John T. Raymond xvill rppMrnt The
ilwjnlrat'.. The Phil -.deipbia Iim'
Buys: The M'lqutrate will have auother
week at the Walnut. It is one of the
beat farce-comedies ever seen here,
aud has alresdy won the strongest
favor. From tho opening to the close
it is thoroughly nmufring, aud the sec
ond act presents one of the most thor
oughly ludicrous scenes ever brought
out on the stage. The work which
John T. Raymond does in this piece
Is in many respects far different from
any undeittken by him before, and is
generally of a much better order. His
".ICaeaa Posket" is a decidedly good
piece of act.ng, which is gradually im
proving. Tbe supporting company,
which includes Kste Forsyth, is ad
mirably selected for the work tJ be
done, snd makes altogether a strong
combination. The MogiHratt has met
with real success already.
It is a pleasure to be able ti state
tbat the health of Mme. Janausohek
was so much improved yesterday that
she was able to leave her room, and
tbat she expects to be more than equal
to next week's engagement.
freab-j's Dlnao Mniwan,
The clfik of tho weather smiles
propitiously on the curios this week
and the attendance is larger conse
quently than it has been for several
weeks patt. Miss Ktnma Lynden's
marvelous clairvoyant performance
is one of the best numbers in the pro
gramme, and by whatever method
accomplished is certainly very clever.
Balahrega hat ro superior as a pres
tidizitateur. and he has so many dif
ferent magical tricks that the visitor
isalwavs sure of witnessing "some
thing new" and nnexplainable. 'the
playfulness of the "Wild Girl of Yuca-
tan, wuiie- u mmiuiBura kuiu me in
terest with which some people regatd
ferocity, is an add tional charm t
others, who are never weary of etch
ing her curious dance-like gyratianB,
llumpty Ihtmpty, in the bijou theater,
keeps audiences on tbe hrosd griu.
jlda, aa "Chwn, and Chnetie, as
"Panttloon," with Ajax, ai "tiai!
qnin," make a very ationg combina
tion. It is generally acknowledged
that, upstairs UJ dsirn, the ecti'e
show this week is tbe best thus far iu
the history of the Museum. Among
tho new bookings are 'Jo-Jo,' the
dog-faced man, Obana, the Chinese
Giai.t, and Ah Food, the Chinese Ma
giciaa. As tbe e!n ui n a
close Mr. Ciosby intends to bring for-
rence Chapman, mid are to be sold at
lua Shop over against Maple inne, M-'o.
Now reprinted in a neat volume, Iuik
Primer type, bound in line cloth, gilt
top, beveled boards. Price 50 cents.
The quaint poetn, of the title lmjie. of
which the above is a transcript, iip
poared nearly half a century eiuliei
than i'to-ii(fi'" 1aM. and it is intrinsic
ally probable tbat it would have fallen
under the eve of Milton; in any case
t heii mv striking points ol resemblance
between the two poem?, and many
have supposed Milton s immortal work
to have been inspired by the former.
Onlytwocopiesot the workare known
to be in existence previous to tne issue
f the present edition, one being iu
tbe British Museum, the other in the
Bodleian Library, Oxford, the copy
in the British museum was purchased
at a noted sale ol old boons in mivi,
by Barou Holland, who notes upon a
blank leaf that it cost him 111 17s. (id.,
failed States Government Report.
Motionul Board of Health, Washington, T.
C. liubetin uuileiueat No. S, iie35:
I have tasted several kinds of ba irjg
powders wbich I have Loaght in
the opea market Tbe i blowing
table gives the commercial came of tbe
baking powder and the numbei cf
cubic centime. ere of gas given eff:
No. 1, Dr. Pricj's 380
Br K. c. KKD.IK,
President State Biiird of llo.lt h ot .Michigan.
Canadian Uov.rnmcnt Report,
To tbe Commissioner of Inland
Revenue Department, Ottawa (seat of
government), Canada: Eight samples
of baking pjwder have been analy.sd.
As the efficiency cf these powders de
pends almost entirety upon tun amount
of carbonic acid gas given oil during
their use, the follswiog comparative
ttatement bas been prapartd, Blowing
in each instance the quantity oi car
bonic gas eliminated from five
grammes (equal to 77 grains) ol tbe
ur. rncea (two analyses;, oojeume
Kjyal, 331 cubic mchps.
Public An.-ilyst, lulind Kevenut Depsrt-
Ottawa, Canada, Apr I 3, l&r.
These investigatioas were not made
for a money consideration, but in tbe
interests of the jovcrnmtnts of tbe
United States atid Canada. W e know
that it will delight the mill:OJ8 of
housekeepers wto use Dr. Pierces
Cream Baking Powder to 6ee it in
dorsed as tbe west periect mauo ny
these hixbest authorities.
An Infamous Sconndrel.
Bkloit, Kas., Marth 3. B. D.
Parker o: Abilene is separated from
bis wife, who resides here. Lf s. nifcbt
be came here with a young i::hu
named Frank Dunn, wbom be
had employed to a'saseinate his wife
and her child by a former husband.
Dunn privntely informed the ciir.isis
and then fired five shots, ostensibly
throagh the window at the chosen
visitors, for wbich he rectived $-0f cm
Parker, and was to get $t more 't tbe
fire p.oved successful. The cflicere,
who were concca'ed near and over
beatd tbo bargain, arrested Pjrker
Nailed for Europe.
Panama, March 3. M. de L.-'sseps
and party laft here yesterday and
were to sail for Eutope from Colon
General Manager Wood of the Lit'.le
Rork. Mississippi River and Texas
railwav eives the following informa
tion as to the ot jectof the tiaitfir of
tbat line to tbe tiuttees:
It was hoavily ia debt and tbe action
taken was tie beginning of a plaa ti
nlaoe tbe property onato'ind financial
iitsis. It was pirt, cf the Arkaneaa
Vallev Route nystfm, and each year
year 6hotved tla; it would becom9
Btronu and important route. It wts
nnlv a few vears since tbe Little Rock
aod' Fort Smith railway and Cia LitiU
Bock, Mis3ii!ppi Riverand Texas rail
way were email r.nd independent
liues. But they had beea practically
brought together; tbe building oi ti e
railrtal bridge at Little Rock
was another step, aad thoy now had
outlets and iulcU noith and south,
with the prospects brighter every
year. The plan of reo-ganization if
the Little R)ck, Mhsissippi Kiverand
Texas i oid wat partially formed, but
it bad not yet assumed definite shape.
It might be mentioned, at bearing on
h Vall?v route svstem. tbat the con-
t aitwaslit a fiw days ago by the
Gtorgia Pacific road to finish a gap
eat of Birmingham, Ala. This was
looking toward a connection ulti
mately with tbe alley route.
Salvation On. is the preatesl cure
on earth. This invaluable liniment
routs and banishes all bodily pain
instantly, and costs only tt.'i cents a
-5 R.G.CRAIG CO.
v it-v tn io irMM :
(about tUO). Stime years ago a gen
tleman of Virginia, Mr. .1. L. Peyton,
sprung from the old English family ol
that inline, made an accurate tran
script of the copy in lhe British mu
seum, preserving even tho quaint
spelling, punctuation, capitalizing, and
italicizing of the original. This pres
ent edition is printed without altera
tion. Apart from its presumed con
nection, with Fnradiff Ixt, tho
jioem has very considerable merits of
its own, and is in every way a literary
curiosity. John B. Alden, Publisher,
Lpndboro'b perfume, Edenis.
Lundborg's perfume, Alpine Violet.
Lundborg's perfume, lily of the
Lnndborg's perfume, Marchal Niel
. i '
The Xew Jcr.ev I.eglalntnro.
J.Maich 3. In the
Rpn.ta to-dav a bill was passed grant
ing $100 annually to every soldier, or
hie unmarried widow, who served in
n...mr ist!. Th Asemblv lis
tened to a report by tbe State Prison
Investigating Committee. The major-
;n,ni t'i niTiniiite leportid arti
cles of impeachment against Pat
rh k H I.avertv. keener of tbe 8 ate
Pri.nn pharffiiiir him with immoral
conduct, and permitting similar piao
tices by otuers, wua leumio
n.l vrmmmHiidins thet be be put on
trial. The minority of tbe committee
charge that the investigation and trial
hnniil not. he confined to Laverly,
I but should e end to the prison in
spectors and others who petmiuea
these things ti go oa without report
ing them. The imjwity repoit wai
adopted. Politics beemed to enter
into the ma ter, as tLe commit'ee di
vided on party lines.
Central Kcrsery. No.
etreet, is tbe nearest place in the city
for plants and cat flowers.
Proposed Illlnola Central
ltrldg; at Cairo.
ftmrAoo. III.. March 3 In order
to It am the details of the plans so far
as determined, for tne new bridge to
be built across the Ohio river near
Cairo, mention of which was made in
these dispatches last night, a reporter
Cilledon General Maaager Jefl'ery,
who, in reply ti the questions, said :
"The bridge will be built entirely of
ttel, and will rest on solid piers of
masonry at out 170 feet high from the
bottom ol the foundation to tne cap
stone. At least tire oi tne spans
will bs 500 feet in length, aodythe
length of the remaining spans yml de
pend upon tbe relative cheapness of
span work and massnry. It will not
be a cattdever or suspension bridge,
but a truss bricgj o! heaviest
and mott approved pattern. It is not
yet set-led whether ij, will be built
with fixed epans or ' with one draw
span; that will be decided by the re
sult of the conference with the War
Department. The length of the bridge
will be about 5,000 feel, and in addi
tion there will be an aggregate of
shout 6,000 fet of iron work ap
proaches oa both sides ascending at a
grade of about forty feet to the mile to
the main bridge. It will be a single
track bridue, and I am not exaggerat
ing when 1 nay tl at it will be ote of
the greatfat engineering feattof the
country. Yon see there is a differ
ence of about filty feet between the
high and low water level at Cairo.
There is an extensive bottom at the
confluence of the ( hio and Mississippi
rivars. across which the Illinois Cen
tral extends a distance of six miles on
the Illinois side of the river. Oa the
Kentucky side this "bottom" extends
far four or fiv miles to the foot bills,
bo that, in high water, there is noth
ing above the surface except tbe Illi
nois Central tracks and tbe tree tops,
ruder such circumstances it will be
Market seen tbat it is sn enterprise cf no or-
dina'y ditucuity. J. ao not expect,
that there will be any objection made
1 Nvi' SjlT iftinuoui
Adiniiilslrator's Sol Ice.
Orrics oi-'Piini.ic Abmimstxatob,!
February 7, IS. 1
HAVINO b.cn r?ninteJ nnl qualified n
admiuisirato' of tlio estatB of Patrick
Km cr, deoeanad, oil parties indebu-d to aiU
estutearc rKi"est.d to eonio lorwnrd anl
.ottlo.atid.il iirtio.towhom '
lmlobted aro renu.'tcl to file their olaini.
with me, duly rrob.ttid .in lu-m.rdiince with
Inw .IQltN l.OAtil K. ub i- Adm'r..
Thta UKLT or He
t.ner' tor Is nude ex-
prefHT ior tn cure
oi deneneraiion of
tbe generative or-
i nere in
tinuoui r of
m.atin. tbrfgh tba
parti KTiiii reitora
them to healthv aetion. PoAot oontouau
this with Kleotrie Belt! adt,rtd to core
11 III. from head to tea. M ia far th. ON K
nAftlSA DDTMIU. Fof CirMlUpR rtvtll. fall
nformatiion, addreM tbtftT KleotrioCelt
Co.. KB wmt. '"'.i. I'UMt , III.
n ni.ft.iMF r.mri ..r
tr-8tate of Xennestee vi. I. B. Car-
T"V wlniinof an interlocutory decrco for
XJ iale entered in the above caune on the
4th day of January, 18SH, M. B. 61, paae 4, 1
will tell, at public auction, to the hiKQrat
bidder, in front uf the Cleik and Munter'l
nlt.ee. coaithouae of Shelby count)', Mem
phis, Teuu., on
Matarday, Harris 13, 1SH0,
within leral hours, the following- described
pioporty, situated In bhelby county, Xen
South bulf of lot 1. Fraier s sabdivlsion
40 fret front by 160 fet deep, on the west
side ol Lauderdale street S feet north of
North half of lot 111 nn tne SVi leet
on the went side of ixth trett, 37! feot
north oi Snffar.ns street. Vth w.i-d, end
rn&nir ( b.rk 14SS feet. Sold as property ol
Emma nil John Carer.
Port ot country lot "A fe?t froit on
south side of Aucli in street. .. of aed ad
j,.i; in bayou Uuyosc, by a Uej th of lie let t.
lermi of Sale On a credit of six months;
rot with security beurina interest required;
lien retained; redemption bar-ed. 'Jhis
February 17, I SSI
. I MrDOWGLfi. Clerk and Mn-Ur
Py J. M. ll-il-, Htputy lerk A Wa.-tw.
F.H A C. W. Herskeli. Sols. est
Alt that Scleac and aklll
could do to mate Benson's Cprise PlafUrs
the best porous plaster-, and aiso tne best gen
eral external remedy in the world, has been
dnne.( Whenever it is possiKle to improre
them it is done. Benson's planters are not
made to impose upon tbe cred-noos. but to
cure di"e.e Their eminent suc-efis hnn pro
eursd for tbeta the votuotRrr ind r.-cmor.t of
5i0 physicians, ph.rn-.scists nd idriu--ists
throughout th. country, and the ouUi oken
preferance o: th. intelligent public. 1 hey
.re rron.pt, puwertul. cle.nU aad cortain.
They cur. where no others will even relieve.
Ketuse imitations styled "C.psicip." "Cp
lifum" or Oapuein" plasters. Rerutabie
druc.isU only. The "llifee S sV tme
a.ark od tb. c.nuin. and tbe ni.rd "C.pr
cm." cut in the center of th. plarver.