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MEMPHIS APPEAL.
FRIDAY, I t
MARCH 12, 1880
O DIVIHION I THB '
The R publicans nd thtir allies,
TnpnandenH. who expect 1o co
operate with them in the approaching
elections, are taking great comfort in
the dissentions they have conjured up
mong the DemocrtUot bueiDy couu
ty end profess to see In tkese divis
tone the speedy downfall of the Demo
.w..rt. The Demociaiy of She!
i.- ,niv aa never more united and
v.mnnin(i than row. There ia the
Mual divis! m as to men, but there ia
,,o,. nninn aa to the determination
to atlect the beat men and to elect
them. The Den on ale leaders aiwtl
iu r.nk and file are more inter
eeted in nominating strong, good
v,.n In lookinn after the selfish
f nlUca-seekers. With
Wpillliuun va
the true and liable Democracy gen
-r.llr triumphant in the August elec
t'ons, it makes no diuerence wuu .
the nominees eo long as tbey are hon
est and capable. In the August elec
tions the Democracy of Shelby will be
found solid and intact, and present
the rame unbroken front to the enemy.
It is a party cf ideas, and cares little
lor indi vidoals except as tbey represent
these ideas and are williDg to advance
them. Good government is now tbe
chief aim of Democrat, and as tbe
Demociacy of 6helby embracei mctt
of the talent, wealth and Ictslligence
of the county, it is tetter prepared
with Its 8C0O white voters to famish
acceptable candidates than the Repub
licans with tbmr ;JU wmte vine.
There is no division in the Democracy
of Shelby except as to the best men to
be selected as candidates. With ac
ceptable nominees there can be no
question cf tbe triumph cf the Demo
crate in the approaching election. The
work of reorganization must begin at
thebaee of the pyramid and work to
the top, and the new atructure made
perfect in all respects, the material
well choien, and selected with a view
to fitness and usefulness.
A A PITA I. AHD LABOK KIM.
That the numerous disputes be
tween labor and capital must aome
day bring oa a crisis has long been
evident to intelligent observers cf
passing events. That tbe anticipa'ed
crisis may be involved in the railway
strike now extending from St. Louis
to the inferior of Texas, and that that
may prove to be the lookedbr cata
clysm, is by many regarded as pos
sible. The origin of the strike is of
comparative insignificance, but each
eide in thedisputs appears determined
to make the occasion a teat caio.
The things to be tested are-el'iail'
capital, as a general thing, dondpale
labor, as has been the case op tn
turies or shall labor domlnajOf dpital,
an obj ct noloJy claims to have in
view or shall stUlementa' in cases of
dispute be effected by arbitration, in
which both parties shall, appear on
equal termsT Should the present rail
way dispute end in the ettib
ment of such a system, the
strike will be worth all, short of
violence, tint it may cost. Labcr en
ters to-day iato contents with enpi'a!
under new aspects tint have grown
up within the last few jers. The
mtsi of tho laboring class were for
merly a chaotic contiguity of uncom
bined ma'erials. These could be
easily managed by operating upon the
individual parts, tbe personal lnteres's
of one portion being separated fiom
or put in-opposition to those of an
other. '-Capinl on tbe other hand has
more and more consolidated fla indi
vidual parts. Monopolies have come
into being, immense corpoiations
have been formed, in both f
which individual interacts have
been blended. Monopolies have
bought or forced off opposition, and
corporations have "pooled their is
sues." The result is such monopolies
aa tbe Standard Oil Company, and
corporations controlling from -5000
to 10,000 miles of railroad. These
vast aggregates of individual aa em
ployers, and smaller aggregates in pro
portion, have had great advantages
over the disunited worklngmen.
These dictated what wages labor
. ahould be paid, and often arranged
that workmen discharged by one
jjhould be refused employment by the
others, especially when the discharge
was because of a claim for higher pay,
or refusal to accept lower. In thia
manner forced by comolldated, and
often by collusive bodies, workmen
also consolidated, to that their trades
unions on the one hand atand as a bul
wark against monopolies and corpora
tions on the other. As the latter "pool
their issues," so in the federation
known aa the Knights of Labor do the
former. This is the present attitude
of parties in the frequent disputes now
occuring between capital and labor.
Speaking generally, aa regards labor,
organised bodies of capitalists
are aggressive, organited labor
union! are defensive. So standing it is
evident that organized capiUl has no
mors grounds to accuse the labor
unions of being dangerous bodies
which the law ought to put down than
the nnions hive t3 accuse them of oc
cupying precisely that mischievous po
sition. One side "locks out," the
other "strikes." One inflicts ttirva-
Uon upon tho who refuse it aocept
the pay it offer, the other "boycotta"
those who refuse to pay it aennnas.
This is the attitude of two great
divisions cf citizens, and it is a deplor
able one. Itiaan attitude injurious
to tbe commerce of tbe country, and a
menace to public peice and order.
Capital has the power that wealh
confers, labor has tbe might that lies
in numbers and votes. Capital cin
ca'l in the aid of poliae and aoldiery if
its property ia threataned with danger
of mnlettation ; labor can crush capital
by voting for laws inimical to ita pres-
arvatinn In nreeebt hands. inese
are serious issues, and thoughtful citi
asna observe the situation with pro
found concern.1 Should conflict arise
nronertv has all to loie, and as it is
the mora Intelligent of the two con
teatants. moderation, forbearance and
a ttrict adherence to justice in dealing
with those who are inferior t J posses
sore in wealth, but whose rights as
cit'zsne are equal to their own, ia due
frcm them. It is noticeable that Con
gress n miina a silent spectator of the
momentous struggle now going on.
A VAM'AIII.K IHMOVKRV.
A moHt valuable scientific discovery
is reported from Vienna. It was made
bvlierr Ernest Frctind, and by it lie
proposes to arrest the decomposition
of IiIcmmI ho tlmt it may lie examined
at their leisure by chemista or
physicians, lie simply, pours tho
blood into a clean glass, r other re
reptiu le, of wliieli the sidea have been
coated with a thin lilm of oil. When
the vessel lias been nearly filled, an
other layer of oil is poured on this top
of it. to prewnt contact with any sub
stance to which the blood might ad
here. Thi' coagulation of Mood with
in a quarter of an hour after its ef
fusion lias proved a great obstacle to
scientific experiments with micro-organisms,
and all the means hitherto
trieil to prevent coagnlution, including
that to which Dr. llaycraft of Edin
burgh has attached his name, have
been more, or less unsatisfactory, be
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cause iney aiicrcu mi; h mi
liositioii of the blood. According to
Kreund's method the oil should be
perfectly clear, so that there- slum he no
center of coagulation by any hard par
ticle of foreign matter. Placed in a
glass tube under the conditions stated,
the blood will, it is said, remain liquid
f.ir several days. Nor is it' necessary
for this purpose that it should bo kept
at normal blood temperature. If it
be merely wished to preserve tho
blood in a liquid state, ordinary tem
perature w ill bo sufficient.
rlKKIAY Al OVERWORK.
The contest between capital and
labor shows that the times are fearful
ly out of joint. The f.tquency cf
strikes, the trowing strength of the
Knights of Labor, the concentration of
capltd audits determination to enrich
itself by grinding labor invests the
contpst with alarming interest. The
quettion will not down at the bidding
cf tbe great businees iUerests of the
country, which are suffering on account
of the unfortunate strife. The contest
will go on until the law Interposes
find settles a queetion which thrt at ans
the stability of our inbtitutions. Under
uiy and overwork are the chief
pauses of the trouble, and when these
"wiongsare righted the other wrongs
will right themselves. We have hu
mane tocieties, which prevents cruelty
to animals, which unishes tbe brute
that overworks his mule, lint thore
is no humane society to prevent the
overwork of men, women and children
at starvation wages. The caute of the
workingmen has long beenpmted by
office seekers for selfish ends,
but tbe laborers see that they
can secure no redrees without combin
ing. They are cruelly overworked
and shnmefully underpaid. Most of
the colossal fortunes have been
amassed through the blood and toil of
multitudes of starved, boneot men,
women and children. The long hours
and meager pay oi the seamstress and
the car-driver is a disgrace to our civ
ilization. The poor constitute a large
majority of the people in this country.
They are inured to hardships, and
hunger will drive them to desperation,
jutt as it does the beasts of the forests.
Thoy are growing restless and discon
tented. The condition of society in
this country is assuming a shape that
ia alarming, arxl the toaner patriotism
and statesmanship set themselves
t) right that condition the bet tar for
all concerned. Labor organizations
only dats back fifteen years, and it is
said the condition of the worklngmen
is worse th an it was before. Tb i s may
betiue, but if there had been no or
Banintions labor by thia time
would be so oppressed that
there would be bread riou, anarchy and
confusion in every section of the
Union. A man compelled to see his
family suffer for the necessaries of life
grows reckleea, and Is ready for com
munism, as he has everything tj gain
and nothing to lose by a change. Jus
tice and mercy cannot be overlooked
in the adjustment of this alarming
question. Corporations, which make
enormous profits by overworking and
underpaying their employes, will
not work their horses and mules over
eight hours a day, because if over
worked, as tbey overwork the men,
women and children in their employ,
the strain would cause a loss of capi
tal, but if men, women and children
die from hunger and exhaustion they
can employ others. Instead of com
pelling one man to do two men's
work for the pay of one man, there
should be work and wazes for two.
This might prevent 40, 50, t0 or 100
per cent, dividends, but 10 or 20 per
cent, dividends on money invested is
fair and honest. It is wrongs such as
these that the Knights of Labor seek
to redress, and so long as they respect
Via riditj of nthera and the laws oi
the land they will securi tbe approval
j of all good citizens.
MEMPHIS DAILY
AN IJSOLYLW COMERS.
THE DIKE PAYINGS BAa.
OF
5EW BRUNSWICK, S. J.
Closed by the Secretary of State-
Heavy Shortage In Its
- Finances.
Naw Brunswick, K. J., March 11.
The Dime Bavinirs Bank of this city is
in trouble. The doors were closed
thia morning by orderol tbe Secretary
of SUte. The directors of the bank
are now ia session. They positively
refuse to give any information as o
what the troubleis. Arthur C.Oglilvie,
tbe secretary and treasurer, it is
rumored, is short in his accounts to
the amount of 160,000.
MB, CQILVII
is prostrated at his home, and cannct
be Been. No man in tbe city has
borne a higher reputation for financial
integrity than he. Willard P. Voor
heea, one of the directors and counsel
for the hoard, n turned this afternoon
from New York with an order from
Chancellor Rucyon restraining the
beard from receiving deposits and
paying out money, and commanding
it to report immediately the condition
of the bank to him. Tbe order was
arratited noon a petition of the direct
ors, who assert the bank's inability to !
pay interest on us deposit.
TBI LAST STATEMENT
of the bank was made January 1, lso.
Us surplus then was only $:!55ti 77.
Its deposits amounted to $16,70, Its
securities were largely in bonds and
mortgages. The institution was never
conaidered espscially strong, but its
credit was never questioned until at
the time of the failure of tbe National
Bink of thia city in August, 1S84,
when rumors prevailed concerning its
insolvency.
INVESTIGATION
rnveala the fact that tbe directors cannot
be held responsible for whatever deficit
may be found. While Treasurer Ogil vie
was only under bonds for (5000, it is
acknowledged by counsel for tbe bank
tha deficit is J 80.000. and may reach
$100,000. Mr. Ogilvie's residence ie
nnilnr surveillance of the police. It is
thought that he will not survive the
night. At the charter election last
spring Lewis it. uunnam, woo nau
been Uity Treasurer, was aeroaea uiu
A. O. Ogilvie chosen. On February '20,
1886, he resigned and only with great
reluctance was his resignation ac
capted. It is remembered now that
Mr. Ogilvie'B statement ai treasurer
was not sworn to and audited it$
director. The last statement of tbe
bank was made January 1, 1886. It
showed assets, bonds and mortgnges,
173,280; demand leans, 130,50 J;
couhty bonds, $1.1,000; Newark city
bonds, $82.0; New Brunswick city
bondr, $21,318; New Brunsft ick city
improvement bonds, $1000; New
Brunswick city public school bonds,
$4400; real estate, $500; ca?!i in
national banks, $10,710; safes, $1000;
Iccrued interest, $1299. Liabilities
deposits, $166,751 ; surplus, $3550. The
1250 depositors in the hank are mostly
tbe operatives in the mills and factories
of the city. Wall street is supposed
to have swallowed the money, which
has all been taken within a year.
PRESIDENT LANG DON
aeseita that on February 20th he
handed in his resignation as president
and director cf the bank to Mr. Ogil
vie. not being tat sued with its man
agement. Mr. Ogilvie never made
known the fact of this resignation to
the other directors. Mr. Langdon
disclaims any responsibility in con
nection with the failnre. In an inter
view with an Associated Press repre
sentative to-night, be said that tbe
first intimation the directors had
of the defalcation was cn Sun
day night from words dropped by
Treasurer Osilvie in his dilemma. On
Tuesday night a committee viBited
tbe bank and found bonds and seenri
ties misting. Tho January statement
of the bank was published entirely on
Mr. Ogilvie'a authority, and was never
vouched lor by tne directors, jur,
Ogilvie some months ago closed up
the account ef the Citizens' Building
and Loan Association, and it is sur
mlsed that some of the bank's funds
went toward squaring np accounts
there.
1VESTEKN UM0S.
lmmliiractMr Ialnrea in tbe
Qanrterly Ileport.
New Yobk, March 11. The 7W, in
its financial article, says: "ine wen
em Union ronoit becomes more un
ntlpfu-torv the more it is examined.
The serin to be issued in lien of the
cash dividend may some time be con
verted into etock, but with even this
dnnhtfn! faaturo of availability
would not be worth as much iu the
market as the stock which was spiling
thia forenoon at an average of Wt
The dividend will therefore yield the
stockheldeis not more than 1 per
cent. The most important point,
however, in the statement
that the so-called surplus appears to
be a myth. Tbe report eays teat
$4,500,008 of it has been invested in
the construction and purchase of lines.
Now, rt make no difference whether
the so-called construction and pur
chase of lines has added material
ly to the property or not, the facts ap-
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pear mat ine surplus is iuuv, uu iu.i
tbe expenditure of it baa not enabled
tha nronertv to earn mre than one-
third fa dividend. The earnings
in tbe sixth months to March 31st are
estimated at $1,000,000, out oi wmcn
thara has been paid one dividend of
ii.2000G0. instead of $2,400,000. The
unmium atill hss S500.000 in avail
ahla funds, but at the rate at whicti
the canstruction account has eaten np
tha urnlua fund, this could not be
called net earnings available for dlvi
denda.
Tke aTBchlBK r Jack.
Eatontom, N. J., March 11. The
inquest on the body of the negro
Mingo Jack, who was lynched for
ran, was continued to-day, but no
evidence was elioited to fix the crime
on any one. A rope was seen in tne
h.ntfa nf several persons in a saloon
on tha nisht of the lynching, but it
mimed to be rawing from hand to
hand as a sort of natural curiosity and
without any apparent ownership. A
knot u tied in it by a man named
Kelly, but no evidence was elicited to
show that it was a "hangman's knot,"
or that it was used to strangle Mingo
Jack. The examining attorney also, it
appeared, when there was danger of
eliciting pertinent fa?ta, was particular
to inform witnesses of their righta
against self-crimination, with the re
sult usually of sscuring negative or
non committal answers.
Hatloaal Laaao
New York, March 11. As tbe re
sult of three davs' deliberation of a
convention of delegates from the lead
ing musical unions of the country,
there was formed to-day "The National
league of Musicians, with the fol
lowing officers: President, M. Corwin
APPEAL FRIDAY,
of Cincinnati; vice-preaidents, G. T.
Tracy of Boston, George Bach of Mil
waukee and P. K. Gilmore of New
York; treasurer, L. O'Reilly of New
York ; secretary, J. Bci k of Philadel
phia. The objects of the league are
to elevate the profession and other
wise advance its interest, l lie league
is opposed to itinerant foreign organi
zations "which are insidiously sapping
the life and undermining the interests
of our national talent." The next
meeting will U' held in Chicago in
March, 1887.
THE KKW YOKK TRESS.
WHAT TBE Mf.TROPIH.ITAH
DAILIES) ARK BATISU.
Tbe Papa's Forlbraraln Biography
-Srmmfr rmh'i Speech Ike
iMoarl Fact On Slrlke.
New Yoi:k, March 11. The Tribune
this morning says: The enormous
sale of the t8oiihI memoirs of (ien.
linint has naturally attracted great
attention. 1'oliticaf, social, literary
and military heroos all over the world
may lie expeied to blossom out into
autobiography on the slightest encour
ain'inent. Hut a different walk in lifo
from those enumerated is to be repre
sented by the next great autobiogra
phy. The very crown and rap-stono
of the L-reutest of the priesthoods, the
r . i .i
llllin W III II 11 UU iie lillll ui iii'j n ui m o
population reu'iinls us Christ's vicar on
earth, the successor of Ht. l'eier, the
infallible, the Tope, will write the His
tory of his life, anif submit as a com
mercial enterprise to the business
inaniiireini iit of Chaiies L. W coster iSt
Co., the -a me firm that publish1
(ien. Cirant's book, tor some tune a
correspondence has been in progress
between the firm mid the Papal secre
tary at Home, and the negotiations
have now reached an advanced stage.
Mr. Webster yesterday stated that he
was going to publish the book, but he
could not say much about the details,
ns they luul not yet been arranged.
The first half of the work is already
completed. It is being done by a high
church dignitary, who is intimately
acniiainteil with the life and chnraeter
of liis holiness. Of course ho has ac
cess to every scrap d record that has
even the remotest bearing on the sub
ject, and tho work will be complete
anil official m every sense, n is
being written in I Jit in s ml will be
published in that language. It will,
of course, lie translated into Knglish.
French and Italian immediately, ami
certainlv all other languages as soon
as possible. Work has already begun
on the French mid Italian translations.
Mr, Webster has tuken the contracts
'or the woi'l;!. Tile work will lift be
issued until the summer ol lWi.
The Jhriild tins morning : Sen
ator Pnnli's speech yesterday cannot
lie considered an important contribu
tion to tha achate. He magnified the
powers of the President, and minified
those not oniv oi tne M'nate, out oi
Congress. That has usually been the
way with administration men in sucn
discussions. Mr. Pugh appears to us
to display a very undemocratic liking
for secrecy. N) lar as can tie jutigeu
from his speech, lie thinks it is none
of tho people's business how their af-
t i.. ... i ait .. :
uurs are coniiucieo. im uru tuuuua
to see whether Senator Kennu, who
is to speak on the Democratic s le,
will be as supercilious toward the
public as Pugh.
Hie mit'i sn vs : tH'iiator r.iininiws
has met an adversary entirely worthy
of him in the unworthy cause to which
he is at present devoting lus energies.
Scnutor Pngb's reply to the Vermont
Senator's elaborate attack upon the
President bristles with effective points,
and turns against himself some of Mr.
Kihiuinds 8 precedents and traditions
Tho Tribune says: If Mr. Pugh's
abilities as a statesman were to he
iudged by the success of bis speech
yesterday in the Senate, he would be
rated low indeed; but it would be un
fair to submit him to such a test. He
was called on to defend the Presi
dent's illegal assumption of the power
to suppress or destroy olltcial papers
and a successful tlelenso was niiposm
hie. It is not surprising that Mr,
Pugh failed to make out even a plaus
ible ease.
The Timet, in an editorial oh the Mis
soiiri Pacific strike, savs: There is no
justification for the continoimeeof this
blockade of traffic which has resulted
from an attempt to compel a bankrupt
railroad in Texas to reinstate a man
discharged for taking part in the pro
cecdings of the Knights of Labor. It
is a case in which the punishment is
altogether too expensive and misap
pli il to iit the claim.
The Mrecl-I'nr Lockout at Toronto.
Toiiosto, March 11. Affairs in the
street-car lockout were unchanged this
morning. Three ears were sent out
from different points, but thev had to
he withdrawn, as the strikers olc
Rtrucled their passage. The company
thereupon decided to suspend traffic
for the day, as they said it was clear
proper protection would not be
afforded tliem to enable them to carry
out Iho provisions of their charter,
w hich stipulates a half hourly service
on the principal lines. The mayor
has written a letter to the president of
the company denying all responsi
bility on the' part of the city, and no
tifving him tliat he will hold the com
pany to a strict accountability for a
violation of its charter.
Faaloa at Kalahia of Labor and
Ctiaacera In Mlvhtjcaa.
Lassinc, Mh h March 11. In the
State Assembly of Knight of Labor
yesterday, a resolution was adopted
for the appointment of a committer to
confer with the Grangers. It is
thought this will result in the practi
cal fusion of the farmers accepting
the platform of the Knights of Labor.
A secret meeting was held to-day for
the consideration of repoita of com
mittees and the adoption of resolu
tions. Among the important resolu
tions adopted wa one protesting vig
orously anainBt the passage of the
Dingley pilotage bill now before Con
gress; one requesting Congress to
pass bills already introduced provid
ing extra compensation to workmen
for ail work done over eight hours per
day since tbe eight hnr law took
eflect; one denouncing the actior of
the prison authorities in this Slate in
allowing the continuance of contract
prison labor. The next meeting will
be held in Grand Rapids the first week
in September.
Tha Kentucky Convict Trouble.
Loviavaut, March 11. A special
dispatch to the QmruT-Jtntrmil says:
"All is quiet at the Greenwood Mines,
in Pulaski county, where the militia
still protect the convicts from ihe free
miners. None of the miners have
been seen for three days, and it is
rumored to-night that they have gone
in a body to the Keniee mines, in
Whitley county, to uke the convicts
out of tbe mines, there beipg no sol
diere at that pointy
ja. Peculiar Aerldeat.
Lodisvill". Ky., March 11. Rem
ington Redman was killed at Burgin,
Ky., by a log which fell from a wagon
on his bead.
MARCTI 12, 18SC.
TEXAS PACIFIC STRIKE.
EFFORTS OF THE KMUHTS OF
LABOR TO
Brlag About a (' promise A
Statement by Grant Master
I'owderly.
PiiiLAPF.i.i'HiA, Pa., Ma: ch 11. Re
ferring to the strike on the (!ould
system, (irand Master Workman Pow
derlyofthe Knights of Lalior said
this evening: "District Assembly 101
of Texas ban not yet appealed U the
General Executive Hoard for ad vice or
assistance, and the matter is in their
hands as yet We have luul the ques
tion liefore us several days. We tele
graphed to the Executive Commtttee
of District Assembly 101 for informa
tion and the reply we received differs
but little from the published rejiorts.
Thinking that we might be instru
mental in effecting a settlement the
following telegram was sent out last
night to the receiver of the Texas and
Pacific railway:
Pbiladklphia, Pi., March 11, 186.
John C. Brown, Receiver of tha Texai Pa-
oine tiaimaj, uuii, lx. :
Will yon meet with a committee se
lected liv the General Executive Hoard
of the Knights tif liborto arbitrate
for a settlement of difficulties with
the Texas Pacific employes?
T. V. POWDERLY.
Late to-night I received the follow
ing reply:
Dallas, Tex., Miirch 11, 1886.
T. V. Powderly:
Your message received, asking ine
if 1 will meet the committee selected
by tbe General Executive iard of the
Knights of tabor for a settlement of
the difficulties with the Texas and
Pacific employes. I beg to say that
we have no difficulties with the em
ployes of the Texas ami Pacific rail
wav, ami should any arise we are most
willing, as in the past, to confer with
and right any grievance shown by
them to exist. The only issue
between the former emploveH, who
nro now strikers, and not now in
our service and ourselves is that they
have committed depredations upon
the property in our possession ly dis
abling and interfering, by intimida
tion and otherwise, with meritorous
and honci'i men in our service, desir
ing to perform the duties abandoned
by the strikers. This matter we have
remitted to tho Knifed States Court,
and the United States Marshals, under
writ of assistance from tho court, are
settling the trouble for us, so that I
rnnnof. acfl auv good nil arbitration
wif.li committee of IC'iigUU of I,abor
could acconip lRh. jno. c. nnowif,
In an editorial, the uvjrr advises
me to go to St. liOins in order to etlect
settlement, lou will see oy me
telegrams I have, shown you, that it
was our intention to nring aooui a
settlement if possible. Mr. ISrown has
seen fit to refuse the mediation of the
General Executive Board of the
Knights cf Labor to secure a settle
ment of pending difficulties by arbi
tration, lie must now be held
responsible nt the bur of public
opinion lor rejecting the over
tures of those who, having as
deep an interest in tho welfare and
prosperity of this country as Mr.
Itrown can possibly have, would do
everything in their power to not only
set the idle wheels m motion, nut to
keep them going. I expected that
Mr. Itrown would have some sugges
tion or remedy to offer by which a
termination of this troublo could be
reached, and I must confess that his
reply was a surprise to inc. Our
board had arranged to have a
committee go to the scene of action,
but if those in authority will not meet
with them, no good can come from
any interference on our part.
The Kllnallon at St. Louia.
St. Locis, Mo., March 11. As stated
in a previous dispatch, the engineers
held a meeting this afternoon, and
after a lone session they decided to go
to work and run their engines unless
thev were actually prevented from
doing so. It was then decided by
Superintendent Kerrigan to send a
freight train west, ami preparations
were immediately made to make up a
train. After a" considerable of a
wait, a locomotive came down the
track manned by Engineer Marvin and
fireman 1 larrison, and the work of mak
ing up a train was at once begun. Super
intendent Kerrigan ami Jrain-.Master
Clark were active participants. As the
time for departure approached, and
wheji the train was almost ready to
start, two men appeared on the scene,
one of whom proved to lie John 1,
AVilliams, vice-president of the Local
E.fceutive Committee of the Knights
of I-abor. The latter immediately
entered into a low-toned con
vernation with Engineer Marvin
and after considerable talk and
evident pleading the engineer stepped
from his cab anil announced that he
would not take out the train. The
locomotive was returned to the round
house. .suiM'nnteiHlent J.emgan
stated that no further effort would be
made to move trains to-day, and thus
ended the first effort to resume traffic
on the Missouri Pacific road. The
little knot of men who had collected
near the engine when they compre
hended the situation, and who were
cliictlv strikers or their symiffl'
thizers, congratulated Mr. Will
iams tilMjn his success in inducing
Engineer Marvin to abandon his en
gine, and all quietly dispersed. It
cannot be definitely stated what the
company will now do, but tne proba
bilities are that further and more per-
nixtont efforts will be made to-morrow
to send out trains. The management
nf the road have continued to employ
new men during the day. Xumerous
applications were made by men for
work, and all competent or otherwise
acceptable persons were empioyeu.
IMPORTANT.
Colllna'a Pullman Palace Car
rursloa to Hew Orleans
Maren 17th.
Ex.
Thia nranil rho&D and delishtful ex-
rnraion will have twa eleeant special
traina and two grand suiting points-
Fulton, Ky., ana juempais, ieno.
Train No. 1 (special) will leave Fulton
t Vi a Tiiinnla Central at 9 o'clock
a.m., and train No. 2 (specia1) will
leave Memphis from the Memphis,
Brunswick and Atlantic depot at 2
o'clock p.m. (March 17th). Just
think of the raiee I Memphis to New
Orleans and return only $5; Fulton to
New urieans ma rewm i
Milan 10 50, Grand Junction J5 50,
Hoii Knrinmt $5. and Grenada !4-
This will, in all probability, be the
last cheap excursion over this ropular
route for a long time, and all who
would like to enjoy a cheap and de
lightful trip Bhould buy their tickets
at once and avail themselves of this
rare opportunity. Tickets for sale at
Memphis by II. D. Ellis, 31 Madison
Stbkst, and by the regular ticket
agents of the Illinois Cental railroad
at above and other stations.
(SCCCESaOK TO al-RRlT KIDGELT),
TAILOR, DRAPERand IMPORTER,
OB xUadlaon Street,
CordlallT InritM an Irmxction of hil Largt, Freh and Varied SPKISO
M INCaalvCK ol KdkI ih, French and tttrwan Worsteds, Oaifimarea
and 6uitim-i.fomirUin tha Latent Ueaicnt and lineal Icxtarea id OenUe
men n ear.
er-SanpIei and Price! on applim ticn tu those who lav left measures.-
GEO. W. TOMLl.N.
TOMLIN &
MANUFACTURERS OF
Fine Carriages, Buggies, Extension Top & Lakes' Phaetons,.
HO AD WAU0SS AND SPEEDING BUGGIES.
WE HAVE THIS DAT FORMKD A COPARTNERSHIP AND PURCHASED THK
Manilla-turm Department ol the Woodruff-Oliver Carriairo and Hardware Co., and
leased the building in rear of their reuosilorr, 1T Main atree; . where we a haU r ot . n thsj
business, and devote our entire time and attent on to serving our custnuwrij. n
m.lr K.n.irin. m. tniilt and auarantee first-clssa work in all cases. Our Mr. TOJULiil
t as had charge of this Factory for years, and ia
n.,r.. .M M.nnf.ctnrln. Department
fully recommend them to our f-tendi ' ".d',;fftfL-.e . v.i n.anwinr i n
WtMVIPIlfl. r W 'III f '
ARMY POLITICS."
Ureal Activity la Military Clrclea
Over Promotion.
Wapiiinoton. March 9. There is
great activity in what may be styled
"army politic," and Washington, cf
course, is the center of the disturb
ance. Neter before in time oi peace
has President nf the United States
had so many military prizes to bestow
at one time. W:'thiu a week Msjor
Geneial Pope will be retired, and
then it wi 1 become the duty of Mr.
Cleveland to appoint a new mf j or-gen-eral,
two brigadier -generals, two lieu-tenant-colonela
and two majors, and 83
on down to the erade of first-lieuten
ants, ti say nothing of leveral ether
crhcers below tbe rank of lieu
tenant-colonel, to fill existing vacan
cies. The atniv oontaina a lariie num
ber of field officers and some line offi
cers who held much higher lank dur
ing the war than they now do, alter
rvontv v pars' additional service. It
also contains many captains and firet
liauterants who have been capttvna
and lieutenants ever since the war
cloned, who3e hair baa whitened in
the service, and some of whom will
soon rt atih the age of retirement. i.x
cept by operation of the laws govern
ing retirement, the yearly number of
casualties is small. .Nobody, except
lhe fiioudsof Uol. V. fctargis ct tne
Cooanih fvalrv. and they are numer-
miMeems to eipeH that the President
will go be low the iit of brigadiers o .
find A succeesor for Pope, t,n& Reply
everybody believes tba JSlla--- .
Howard win pecnoeea.
It ia Well i'iough to known that
earnest efforts are making to have him
passed by again, this time in favor of
Miles or Crook. The junior officer is
ca ned because ho is not lees aspiring
than his competitor and Lis friends
seem to be far more active and aggres
sive. Probably Gen. Crook'a chance
would be better were it not for his
"failure" in Arizona. Gen. Howard
has remained quietly at the
headquarters of the department
attending to his duties, and there ia no
visible evidence that be has sought to
interest any otfUide influence in his
beball. in tne ncm aunug r
Gen. Howard was distinguished for his
soldierly qualities of subordinstion
and he (eels, doubtless, inai ne can ai
ford to let his cause rett upon the rec
ord of his military services alone. Uis
friends are confident he will receive
the promotion he eo justly deservep.
mere are lony coioneisoniueauuvo
list, and each one cf them is a candi
date for one ef the vacancies in the
rank if brigadier-general. Among
them are three men who held tbe
rank of mejor general during the war,
and seventeen who held the rank of
brigadier-general. The list includes
thn names cf euch officers as Grover,
John P. Hatch, Merritt, Carr, Sturgis
and Grieuon of the cavalry: Ayers
and Getty of the artillery, and Carlin,
McCook, Kanlis, O. B. Willcox, Brooke,
Ruiier, Morrow and Potter ot tne in
fantrv. It is reported that the Pesi
dent severalfdays ago eent over to the
War Depaitment for the service rec
ords of seven colonels oi lniantry as
fallows: Willcox. Rueer. Carlin. Mor
row, Potter, Brooke and Ksn'z. Of
course it was surmised that this was
done with a view to comparing them
for the purpose of making a selection
fjr at least one ol the vacant brigadier
generalships. Each of these officers
held the rank oi brigjdier-peneml
during the war. The friends
oi Col. Willcox are hopeful because
he is the senior colonel in the army,
and bia miliUry record iB excellent.
Moreover, it anneara that wheD Mr.
Cleveland was Governor of New York
he recommended Col. Wilcox lor pro
motion to the tank cf brigadier-gen
eral. Tbe friends of Carlin seem to
base their hopes i ot only upon bis
distinguished military record he
commanded a division under George
H. Thomas at Chickamauga but
also npon the fact aa tUted thet
in 1801, when be wai a captain
in tbe Sixth Infantry, he was
s'a'ioned at Buffalo. Among the serv-
t - k. ..A .n 4. In.l.nl X.
lues ua rouuiuim "3 iu iudiium .ui.i
Cleveland in drill and tactics. Per-
bapa at that time the future President'
thought ot going to tne iront nimseu.
Col. 3. H. Potter's friends hope the
fact that be is the only classmate of
Gen. Grant at West Point who is go
on the active list of the army will not
seriously injure his cb a ice of promo
tion. The friends of Gen. Kaut remarked
that he is the only colonel of Germai
birth in the army. He went to the
Mexican war as a private in an Ohio
regiment, was discharged af:er a year's
service in order that he might enter
the military academy. After his gradu
ation he was assigned ss Brevet 8ec
oad Lieutenant to the Fourth Infan
try, in which regiment at that time
Grant, 0. C. Angnr and Long
street were serving aa Captains. The
only colonel of infantry who held the
rank of major-general during the war
was not included in the reported lid.
He is A. McD. McCook, one of the
"fighting McCooka." The cavalry
colonels who held the rank of mtjor
general are Merritt andGrierson, both
of whom rendered distinguished
services during the war. Cols. Ayers
and Getty, of the artillery, both rose
to the rank of brigadier-generals daring
the war. Tbe friends of Ayers are
hopeful that in this distribution of
prizes the artillery arm will be remem
bered and that he will be the fortunate
man. It ia a saying often repeated
that "there's no politics in the ny."
The saying is not true just now. Be
sides, the "army is in politics." Gen.
Sturgis, it is said, haa obtained the
names cf nearly 100 Senators
and Representatives to hia ap
plication for promotion to a
major-generalship. Every applicant
for promotion to the rank of brigadier-
WM. BKNJKS.
BBNJES,
too well known to require .eferenee.
to Messrs. TOMLIN A BESJES, we ehaar-
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general alto has c ought and secured
the "backing" of a nuxberof Sena
tors and Kvpresect tives, many oi
whom are takinu a iierftorjal inttrett
in the s rest coDtett, which will grow
hotter daily until the promotions are
announced.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Savannah, Ga., March 11 .Baseball :
Louisville, 11 ; Savannah, 7.
Key "West, Fla., March 11. Jay
Clonic! and family were on board the
yacht Atalanta, which arrived here
'yesterday.
St owe, Mass.,- March 11. John IV
liildreth, Town Treiwurer during the
ten yearn ending hint Mani, iH miss
ing, leaving, it in said, $'20,000 defi
ciency in his account.
Little Kock, Ark., March 11. A
freight t'ain on the Iron Mountain
road, sent south to-day, was side
tracked at Hope, and the engine dis
abled, by the Knights of Labor.
Cleveland, O., March 11. A com-
promise has been effected between tho
nailers and operators of the Falcon
Nail AVorks at Nilcs, O., and fifteen of
the forty-four machines resumed to
day. Atlanta, Ga., March 11. The dis
trict Executive Committee of the
Knightd of Lab.or, after a full investf- -iration
of the boycott against the At
l0
lanta Gifl'titutfoii, has declared the boy
AJbfl.. v v fr,.l, il An im
plosion ogas in a sewage vault just
outside of the capital building tins
morning shook the great pile, and led
to the supposition that dynamite had
been at work. The uhock was very
heavy.
Saratoga, N. Y., March 11. -The cot
ton mills at Victory were shut down
this afternoon, owing to a strike of the
operatives. The mills employ about
oOO hands, and they all went out. Th
men refused an advance ol 1U percent,
in their present wages.
Chicago,Ill., March 11 The Switch
men s union mei at ineir n-n, uu
Habted street, last evening. It was
said that none of the switchmen con
nected with any road in Chicago had
any cause for dissatisfaction, and tho
Chicago union would not, purucipimj
in any strike now in progress. i
New Haven, Conn., March 11.
About li") moulders and fifty laborer '
in Sargent fc Co.'s foundry struck this
morning. .They are.not dissatisfied,'
with wages but are compelled to quit
by order of an organization of which,
they are members. They were given
an increase of wages within a short
time.
Cleveland, Ohio, March 11. Several
days ago the Brooklyn Street Railway
lino advanced the wages of drivers to
1 75 per day, and made twelve hours
a day s work. To day the Fast C'lcve.
land Company, operating three lines,
advanced conductors' wages from
$1 (15 to SI 75, and drivers' wages from
$1 50 to $1 75.
Key West, Fla., March 11.-District-Attorney
Bethel, who has been ordered
from Tampa to attend to the case of
the steamerCitvof Mexico, is expected
to arrive Saturday. The Marshal has
placed a shipkeeper aboard tho
steamer, but l'rizeinaster Elliott re
fuses to allow (ien. Delgadio and party
to see counsel or to permit any one ta
go on board.
Charleston.W. Va., March 11. Thin
morning the Washington Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
convened in this city in its twenty
third annual gathering. Bishop Ninde
of Topeka, Kas., presided. A ti er elect
ing E. W. Peck of Baltimore, general
secretary; W. P. Ryder statistical sec
retary, and T. A. W bite conference re
porter, the assembly adjourned until
to-morrow.
Chicago. 111., March 11. The matter
of Bettling the difficulties between the
Knights of Labor and a number of
Chicago boot and shoe manufacturers,
which-was begun several days ago, is
still in progress. Tbe indications at
the present time are that by this
evening satisiaciory arrangements
will have been made with all tre firms
against whom the boycott was insti
tuted some weeks ago.
Tbe cCnllonfh Monument
Philadelphia, Pa., March 11. Tho
trustees of the Mount Moriah cemetery
have presented the trustees of the
McCullough monument fund with a
plot of ground thirty feet square.
1 hey also incur all the expense of tho
masonry for a vault, and a circular
drive around tbe plot. The offer lias
been accepted by Mrs. McCullough
and tbe trustees, and the body of the
tragedian and also that of his son will
be interred as soon as the vault can
be built to receive them.
Steamboat fxnloalon on the Lower
JMIaalaalppl.
Vii-KSRi Ro, Mi s., March 11. Tho
steamer Ike Bonham blew up to-day
eleven miles below this city. The
mate, William St Andre, and several
negroes were k illed, and Pilot Ed Me
Elrov, Engineer Charles Girard and a
nuniper of deckhands were severely
wounded No further particulars have
been received.
Tbe I'nloa Dale Dlaaalcr.
Pittsburg. Pa , March 11. Smalley
Martin, another victim of the Union
Dale explosion, died laet night This
makes five deaths. Of the others in
jured, Thomas Owens, the pit boss,
William Starling and Peter Kearna
are cot out of dangnr, but were rest
ing eaeier to-day. The others will re
cover. The Coroner commenced the
inquest this morning. The unbnried
bodies were viewed and partial evi
dence of three witnses taken, when
the inquest waa adjourned until the-
in j urea can leutiy.
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