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MEMPHIS - DAILY APPEAL TUESDAY, MARCH 1C, 18SC.
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MEMPHIS APPEAL.
TV Mil A Y, : : MAKCII 16,1880
THE MBlSICa BITI ATKIS.
Tne reports of clearance! from thirty
principal citiee show a toUl increase
durirg tbe part week, u compared
with 1885. of 19 8 per cent. Leaving
out New York, with its Wall street
speculative transaction!, and again we
have a 19 8 per cent, increase. Among
cites in which Memphie ia interested
we find tbe following percentages of
increase over the same time last year:
Chicago 13 3, St. Louie 12.!, Cncin
nati 16.6, Louisville 10.3, Kansas City
62.2, New Orleans 13.1, Memphis 18.3.
Only six cities out of the thirty have a
declioe u! clearings from laet year, and
th heaviest decrease aniorg Hum
so) ranted to no more then 1 1 ! sper
cent. In those facts we have airin
proof that trade, as compared with a
year ago, has sprung forward. The
mas; ol tbe clearings then showed de-
dim ? us against t'ae preceding jeai
now they show a near appioifh l
universal advances. We have, also, at
the present writing, more favoiable
weather. Cloud and gloom have
disappeared the last two or tifree days,
and the warm snn shinee ffdui an un
clouded sky. This will t stimulate
tbe retiii spring bnsiness, and, gather
ing confidence from the . improved
aspects of t rade, and from the endur
ance of peace in Europe.lealers are
likely to take heart and increase their
stocka. There is tbe mfc fortune of
extensive strikes, but they are neces
sarily but temporary obstructions;
agreements of tome kind are always
come to. The obstruction tbe strikes
offar to commerce, and the consequent
decrease in stocks in various depart
ments, together with expected higher
prices as labor wages are increased,
will probably increase tbe appetite to
buy, and better price! will follow
Tbe country, amid all the depression
it has endured, owes no ameliorating
inlluences to Congress, which appears
to be learning the Indian cresif, that
business and its concerns are belo
the attention of high minds and
Brand ambitions. The chcapneiR of
monev everywhere is exciting Jtteu
lion. Congress appears, to think Mlia'.
the country wtu, die of lAin
itinn nn ess it ipp1v money. or
what Dapsv! w niorey, in eojitt
form or 0r. There is no sii'.-b
want r dfouey except in the pockets'
cJflie toiling multitude. Both in
New York and in tbe Karopean capi
tals money is overflowing. As theie
was a so-called overproduction of
meicbandise tome time no, so there
is an oversnpply of capital to-day, and
the means of investment are eagerly
sought, while rates are little above
par, and tbe current tale of interest in
New York and the larger busi
ness centers is believed to have
permanently fettled at 4 per
cent. There are woes and lament
lugs over the delightful old 10 per
cent, times, but they are gone, and
capitalists regaid a shabby -t per cent.
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u a uwrituiQ fluuouiuiu. iuii io nii
because there is so much money, yet
tbe wiseacres at Washington are in
agonies of t'reaJ lest the commerce of
the country should perish unices Con
gres', like a fussy nurse ovela quiet
' baby, supply it with jh per sity silver
to save it from famine. In Itie wage
struggle labor appears to be get
ting the better of capital, and
tbat special pleader lor capital, the
New York Indicator neatly ''threw up
tbe sponge" on Saturday, eayiug:
"We do no', anticipate a definite set
tlement at this time. Capitol has
been subjected to too heavy a etrain
during the latt three yeurj for any
thing but n cinpiojiise." Iu our
own city cltariogs make a 'air bIiow
as sginet those of last year, but the
low price of citton aid tbe probability
of having u heavy stock to carry over
at t lie end of the season, are not favor
able to financial prosperity. Still there
is a vigorous upward impulse in the
Memphis population that meets de
pressed prices with vigorous resolution,
and goes Et'ii'ght on.
be seen that Jackson placed thil ques-
tion on tbe ritcht groutd. The request
nude on him f jr certain papers in bis
pnsseesion was inspired by personal
and po'iticel hatred and with the sole
view cf dartiagirg his administration.
But Jackson told his enemies tbat the
Kxteutive Department was aa inde
pendent biaach of the government,
and that it would make only such com
munications to the 8enate as its
judgment might dictate. President
Tyler alto declined a request of the
Senate to famish ceiUln papers
wanted, not to promote the public
welfare, but to in j are an ob
noxious President. Tbe people will
stand by President Cleveland.
He ia following tbe example of
Jackson, has precedent, and the
constitution on bii aids sad has noth
ing to fear. Grant and Sherman, as
Secretary of the Treasury, declined to
furnish certain information demanded
by the Senate for the same reasons
that Cleveland refuses. The Benate
has the right to tall on ths President
for information. But the President,
as Jackson i ays, is an "independent
branch of the government," and has
the right to refuse, and he ought to
refuse, jiut as Jackson, Tyler and
Grant did when the object in view
wai inspired by unworthy motives.
A SURPRISING DECISION
FROM THE STATE si' PRIME
COl'RT-COMMEJITS OX IT
tbe Nashville 'Banner," the
Sufferer la the Case, and the
KashTllle Union."
Tin: riRNT i-Rte EDusr.
President Cleveland, in refusing to
comply with the request of the Re'
publioi'i Senate, is following the ex
ample ol Anlrew Jackson, who in
1833 sent the following letter to the
5-ern'e:
Wisaiscinv, leccuilcr 12. KH.
To tliv Scnnto of the Vnitrd Stt:
1 hive ttf nUvi'lr rnn idcrril thr rt'mitn-
tm l tUe S nale nf th Uth iiiUnt re-
TIIK 1AILI KB OF iHIS.
TheChineje acre ardently welcomed
during the early period of tbeir ap
peal ante in California, for washer
women and cooks and servants gener
ally were sorely wanted. At a later
date the people of the Pacific shore
have tome to tbe conclusion that they
can do without them, and have pur
sued mCHt discreditable and indefensi
ble measures to get rid of them. It
appears probable, however, that ths
country there is more dependent upon
their services than they know, lor Im
portant inconvenience is felt in some
of the distrieti from' which the Chi
bom have been driven. The Oregon
ian cf Portland mentions some facts
of such a lature. Ths Oregon Im
provement Company has closed all its
coal mine, where $40,000 month
was paid in wages. The culture cf
tbe hop was becoming of importance,
but with no Chinese to pick tbat busi
ness cannot be carried on, and the
fruit growers are in the fame dilemma.
Xbe fish canning enterprise i!
in a simi'ar condition, tbe lumber
business is embarrassed from tbe same
cause, and the clearing cf lands is ob
structed. There aro whites thBt should
carry on at least part of the work the
(Iliineee have been driven from, but
the Oriviinmn gives just such an ac-
count of them as might be looked for
of creatures who have been guilty of
the atrocities the Chinese have en'
dured. It says that whore those peo
ple have been banished tbe conditions
I which led to that policy are not bet
Wed. Violence againit the "mild
like and bland" has only increased
the manifMiation of evil dispositions,
making more prominent "the spirit of
Idleness and loaferism tbat lies behind
Heir wbo'e meiite," for "the outburst
ot fury egainst tbe Chinese
was an effort ot ignorance and
passion Influenced and misdirected
hy'y dema jn.(uee. An outspoken ex
posure like this, like rift in a cbud,
shows what is behind. Well con
ducted industrious men would never
have exhibited the ferocious instincts
that have been displayed on tbe
Pacific bordsr. If the treaty by virtue
of which the Chinese had full right to
visit our land, and remain upon it in
security as long aa they chose, is
oHcctionable, it is open to abrogation
or amendment. Those who preferred
lawless violence to legal redress may
naturally be expected to be jnBtsuch
creatures as our Oregon contemporary
dweribfM
POSTAL S4VIM11 BASK.
The past winter, with its severity,
has caused much suffering among the
poor, and tverywhoro the various bs
it licent institutions h ve f jtind their
una is heavily drawn upon. Such aid
as is given, though necesra-y in the
great etraits that have existed, could
be but temporary. A largo proportion
of those requ;ri"g assistance would
have escaped that temporary assist
nice if they could have taved, when
in regular work, the small sums they
have been compelled to app'y lit and
accept. In a large proportion such
sum would have been in tbeir posses
sion if there had been savings banks
in which they could hare deposited
any little surplus that could be spared
from tbe weekly expenses. When tbe
habit of thus beginning to put by
something for "a rsiny day" is ouce
formed, strict economy to increase the
little hoard seems s fixed habit In
the savings bank the money cannot
be drawn out with the facility tbat
money ran that is laid by ia the house,
am the dulay constantly brings
ef&iri t) do without ranking the con-
to rommuuir e i.. 1I10 Sf imie c...v (.f the teiopla'ed expenditure. 1 uui tne
lvings bank bacoms. a means of di-
mcxU.Ti oi the wcimva depart nni, inmiahioff the need (or charitable aid,
uu'cl U10 1Mb liny i'f SiM'teuilVr l:t, rttltit Jf . . . , , . f . .
1 VI the deftttttt ! the ! biiii i:utiriMit5 uu jiujui rc jiiuiujr luni,
tnr to the rem
Lu : 't i'l'ri are invaluable
itrJnuite anJ indoi ei)liit branch yl' tke
ff.ivnrnii'er.r, rju iliy with the S'tiulo, fn 1
rmf yet to loam uirler whl spciiij nuthjrr
tty tb:it lriiH-b ot the IrciaUitire it the
rfht to iti'iimi1 of i.:o .in ncc tutit f any
cua munk'Mion, either ve:lal or lii wri'Tnir,
jiiiolo lo the liriilr- of the iloi'rttnenm,
eititu ef m Tjoinrt I'ipirU. Afwcll
iiishl 1 he reutri-il to ili-'iiil to the 4'Cnte
tlirfrrenit i-rivuifl I'ou i'eratiui) 1 lielil
wnH lu' e oflirrrf uu uny mhjrt rct:utQirlo
I heir ituiien buJ my null. Ktaiinir s 10
tl,ifibi.i7 U Ihe Americ-n iieopli', X :n
willine u,on all orf.'Moo lu extluin to
thi-iii l(i t-roumh ofinr c inJuft, anJ lam
rit:ir2 uii." aii occiirn , Kiie to either
branch of the 'Otlilure nny inro mtion
in iu B'Unets'nn tht mo he umlul tn the
T:riiti"M of the i ri'oer Jutieii cmifi li'J to
tVin. Knoinir Hie 'onxitut'onal rinitu
cf tho S..uat, 1 ehnil l e tre lart mu under
nny r rcuwi-ijii'ts to it'teuire with theiu
K n miiir tho-r ot the exei utue. 1 fhall at
ell ti'nf n rnl' or to iitaiiiluin thniu, m:ret
all r I" th ;rnvi-i'iui o. lui- rotiiitution aui
try "'piiiri in:tH to nH'crt nuil ilrtVnJ it. I
hui roii'iraiDci. thorfvri', l-y a vpoper
-ne o. uiy own fclf-rr-i'tet, find of tne
'uut' wsrured hy the tnnnitution tn the
le-'utivo br:imi of tiie jiiifirattit, to ilc
ciiue k ortpliuLce w.th our requert.
ASUaEW JACK?0S.
AVith such a precedent President
C'.i veUnd iae nothing to fear. It will
to the poor. But sav
ings banks are not within reach of a
la'gs portion of our populat'on, and
the benevolent can in no way do as
much f jr the poor as in aiding to es
tablish them. The best plan for such
institutions, as European experience
demonstrates, is that of connecting
them with the poetoffices, everywhere
accessible. Tbe Congressional com'
mii.ee on e6tablihing postal savings
banks is now sitting in Washington,
a'.d various philanthropic persons are
tfstilvinir before it as to the need cf
such institutions. Societies in twenty'
tw tv.atti are advocating their eetab
liHtiiren, im lnding the Charities Aid
As: oci ilu.'i of Jew lork. Postal
pavings h.tuks are especially needed in
Ilia Suiitb, nnj the benevolentlv dis
posed in Memphis and the Suites
around it should consider it a duty to
cotnuiunica'.e with Senators and Uep-
reflunthtivcs, urging them to aid in the
oarlv establish ment of postal savings
DiUHP,
Nashville Banner: We publish to
day the opinion of the Bnpreme
Court in the Banner libel case, stunn
ing the judgment of tbe lower court.
Ths opinion, agreed to by the coart,
was written by Judge John 8. Cooper,
appointed temporarily by Gov. Bate to
fill tbe place of Judge Freeman, who
mUL 1. w
Tbe opinion fs surprise to all who
aro familiar with the proceedings of
the conrt bslow and who have given a
careful and unprejudiced study to the
l of libol as it has been developed in
the decisions of ether snd more pro
gressive States. It avoids and ignore!
or slurs ovsr lome of tbe most im
portant questions prested upon tbe
attention of the honorable couit. It is
an argument against the case aa given
hv the counsel for tbe defense which
fails to meet some of the itrongeet
points presented, and is soit of ram
bling pioteet sgairst tbe proposition
that tha State of Tennessee be placed
in line with other H ates in which the
law of libel has been more clearly de
finpd. With all deference to the hon
orable conrt, we must say tbat this
opinion npon the question of news
paper privilege will not terd to the
ueedea eievanon 01 mo luunm u
nriwi as a valued and esteemed au-
tlmritv in other States.
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Wb are lnaeoiea 10 m" uuuuraum
Supreme Court for the astounding in
formation that it was not seriously in
sieted by the defense tbat tbe verdict
in tbe court below is not sustained by
the evidence. Th's is a revelation to
the counsel who esrnestly discust od
the evidence before the honorable
court to show the absolute injuctice of
the verdict. We are astonished to
find that tbe great volume 01 evntence
in tbe case, making record of dark
and damnable corruption and inhu
manity, is dismissed witn a ngniana
flippant stroke of tbe judicial pen. It
1. tn ha reorretted tbat the volum
inous recora of crime, tbe mere publi
cation of which compelled a State ad
ministration to pertorm a long.neg
lected duty by instituting measures of
refnrm to correct tbe moet outrageous
abuses, and which forced the resigna
tion f one ol tne otticiais wno oiaimea
to be aggrieved it is to be regretted,
we say, tbat this chronicle of shame
should have been deemed by the hon
orable court aa worthy only of a ven
erable peoh-pcob 1
It is further to be regretted tbat the
honorable Supreme Court did not
deem it of sufficient consequence to
dwell upon one of the most important
legal issues presented in tbe case, or
give its learned reisins for accepting
the extraordinary ruling of Jodge
McConnell which decided the case in
the lower court by excludiug the de
fendants fiorn the defense cf privi
leged communication before the jury.
Jodge McConnell charged the jury
that the law of privileged communi
cations did not apply in this cae, be
cause, forsootb, the parties c aiming
to be libeled were the appointees of
the Governor! It would have been
interesting and doubtless . profit
able to have heard tbe learned
reasons of the honorable couit, for ac
cording to tbe Bacred appointees of the
Governor an immuniiy irom criticism
not shared even by tbe appointing
power. The learned opinion in sup
port of this preposterous assumption
would have been all tbe more interest
ing in the light of the fact tbat such
communication as li complained cf
was actoally presented to tne uov-
ernor and was ut'erly unavailing in
securing a correction of tbe moet
shocking prison abuses. It was not
until such communication was msue
by tbe llawwr that tbe great puoiic,
to which it was addressed, commanded
and compelled the correction of the
crying evils that had brought shame
and disgrace upon tbe State.
The complaint of the honorable
coart that the counsel for the defenss
did not furnish a sufficient number of
full reports of cases of newspaper pub
lication sustaining ineir position, leans
one to deplore tne paucity 01 legm
literature at the command of the hon
orable court, and the lack of facilities
which would enable it to examine tne
scores ot decisions in outer ctates
bearing upon the issue and cited by
the counsel. The question of privi
leged communication is one of the
utmost importancs to tbe press and
tbe people of Tennessee, and it is
uiOkt unfortura'e that, when for the
first time the highest court in the State
is called uoon t clearly define the law
of libel it should be restricted to tbe
narrow scope of a meager library 01
antiuuated volumes, and be denied a
romnrehenaive review of recent de
c sions and an ample Knowledge ot
the trend of advanced judicial opm
ion in other States,
Thi riirht of public iournala to make
effective assaults upon corruption in
office and bring to tne attention 01 toe
people the evils that threaten and un
dermine their interests isby this decis
ion restricted to the narrowest and
most dangerous limits. It throws a
legal safeguard around grasping and
greedy monopo y, and makes more
secure from public exposure official
dishonesty and crime. His true that
tha honorable court solemnly aesev
aratea tbat "the nublic sood demands
that tbe demerits of aspirants for of
fice should be known and tbat disbon
esty and corruption in public idaces
should be unsparingly exposed," and
yet by its exposition of the law, tbe
honorable court declares it extra-has
ardoua for public journals to attempt
the public duty which it says should b
1 a V.t ..1. V.U k,,t In tVio
Briuruieu. ui uuij mio, uuv w
moial essav incorporated in its decision
the honorable court, after declaring
that corruption in public places
should be exposed and the demerits
of candidates bs made Known, aeiiD
erately neutralizes this declaration by
insisting tbat the censorship ' of the
press keeps from public life the mod
es', merit which should lhave no fear
nf ranaure. and that if we could have
only pure and honest men in office
then the conrt would give the press
full liberty of criticism I fhe gist rf
this learned argument is about to this
affect: The Drees should condemn
corruption in office only when there
is no corruption in omce.
Wa bow in nrofound veneration
admiration and acauiescence to tho
honorable court,
disgraced the f t lie of Tenneise under
the odious lea?e system.
for as anion trie abnormal ami m-
f4rnM iniquity cf a svs'.em of abjet
human e'avt-ry, which, by its aheine-
It fs ind xt.itifca, its nnpaialelled cruel-
tins and lis heait eis nepnvht oris,
drove its victim to death to fill the
coffers of iniat hti greed.
hot reaching on! a helping hand to
the miserable wretches who for years
had been turned e ver by an indiffer
ent and heed ew Sta'e government to
cruel task-matters ho defrauded the
nenfrnrt at iwut. and blood.
For bringing alout ty its publisfcsd
exposures of corruntion snd cruelty
a long-needed re lot in In prison man
agement, and opening tbe eyes of the
people to the unspeakable outrages
tbat bad been committed boldly and
unrebuked in this State.
For defying greedy monopoly which
was fattening on misery, and for facing
its millions t,nd its iefluence in an un
equal fight for tbe public good.
This is our crime. If to have done
this is a crime, we are proud of the
distinction. It brings no blush of
shams to onr cheeks, for whatever
may be the rulings of honorable
courts we stand to-day acquitted be
fore the bar of public opinion.
THE BRITISn PARLIAMENT.
MR.
GLADSTONE'S APPEARANCE
IX THE COMMONS.
Means for Relies Ing Distrc s Con
sideredAn International
Copjrlglit Law.
ACrlmlaal.
Nashville Banner: The Banner ad
Hr:R"a its manv thousands of readers
tiwtav ra a convicted criminal. It is
trim that the offense is technically
termed a misdemeanor, but crime is
imputed. And what is the crime which
tlm flnnnrr has committed, and lo
which it is made to pay the penalty
Wa will tell vcu.
Wa am convicted for daiins to ex
pose the damnable outragea and in
humanities which have shamed and
The Baaaer Libel Halt.
Nashville Tnion: The opinion of
his honor Judge John S. Cooper, sit
ting for Judge Freeman, in Supreme
Court, will not be acceptsd at a satis
factory solution of tie question in
volved. Tbe press of the S ate a ad
tbe people had a right to deman 1 a
care fuller weiahing of the law and a
more thtnghtful delivery npon the
doctrine of libel. We do not mean to
find fault with the general verdict
that finds the Banner people guilty,
and we do not mean to cay that tbe
nenitentiarv lessees were euilty of the
excesses charged by tbe Banner. We
accept the opinion so far as it settles
these things as right, to far as we
know or care to inquire. But we do
find fault with the manntr of its trial,
the little consideration it must have
had and the glaring error that
was spparent in tbe avoidance of
tbe diecussion of tbe real point npon
which the cace went off. It is evident
tbat tbe old bench have dodged the
lees a question and avoided a matter
that might pemibly offend the press.
It is confessedly one of the moet 1m
Dortant Questions with which they
ever bad to grapple, and they turn it
over to a younger lawyer with judicial
inexperience, and put him alone
npon a matter that demanded pro-
founder consideration. We dislike to
speak thus plainly, but the facts war
rant it. in onr ooinion.
There is no evidence that the older
judges gave it any consideration. Not
a word either to agree or distent. In
fact, it was nn open secret a week or
mere ago that Judge Cooper would 1 e
put to the task. The court belcw
ruled that the defendants could not
hide behind their privilege to criticise
the acti of a public officer because the
lessees are appointees. The point io
that von may criticise a public official
on reasonable information, but tbat in
anDointan s'ends in the attitude ot a
nnvate citizen, and not a public effi
cial, and your charges rgiinet him
must be Droven.
Now this may be trne and it may
not be true, but we submit that the
public and tbe press bad a right to
have that Question more fully coneid
ered. It caunot be told from the opin
ion what the court's opinion is upon
this point, except in the general ens
tainina of the lower conrt. There is
not a word to show why an appointee
ith ctlicial Junctions and relhtad to
the onblio in every way exactly as an
elective official is not as amenable to
public criticism and censure. An of
ficial may under such a ruling commit
outrageous excesses tbrongn nis dep
uty and tne presa dare noi say a woru
nnlesa it has the clean-cut proof on
hand. It aff.rdj a screen for sub-
official corruption that cannot be pen
atrnted.
We make these remarks in tne
aHarnative. Perhaps the question
could have been docided another way
if the court bad etood sq iare up to
the rack without dodging.
Judge Raid waa Wrong;.
Nashville Union: We print this
morning tne opinion 01 tne ou
nrnme Conrt delivered Friday, de
cidimr the noint of law eo hastily
anticipated by Judge Raid two weeks
aco. Tbe Union then said that it
would bave been Decoming in juuk
Reid to await the action o' tbe Kti
prerae Court, as it was then well
known tbnt the couit had it to decide
at once. Now, they come, and as
vm sunnected. decide the Jaw to be
the other wav. Judae Keirt tamed
the Memphis express robber loose
on a writ of habeas corpus and
under the cold time actol lSNo, wlncb
on its face was inoperative uatil ac
cepted hy the lessees, and now the
r.iiiri holds that, as the Ijssscs 1 aJ
not aerentf d it. it is net in force, and
so the express robber goes free before
his time ii out. D:d Judge lteid Know
these ler-Bees hal not accepted it?
Was he not put upon his inquiry to
know they had not ? We are left to
conclude that tbe Lonorable judge
seized this oppoitunity to fulminate
nolitifii'lr.ashe would lose tue oppor
tunity to use the campaign thunder
contained in his remarkable docu
ment (which he declined to allow tne
vnurn to ptioiisnj 11 me cupreuiu
Court should get to its case before he
got to hia. -
asaaaalnaied In the Street.
MoiULB. Ala , .March 15. Charles
Richard, a member of a prominet.t
Hebrew family, waa assassinated early
yesterday morning on Hamilton sirec
Thara was a row oa the street, in
which Richard interfered witn a view
if .tnr. nine it. He was fired on by an
unknown party in me street, aim meu
almost, .immediately. A boy named
Ken Khnffdr iias been arrested, out
rumor d it a man wng i jotiuu.
nf Kit-hard fame to the place deter
mined to kill him. His name ia Bay
lor, but he cannot he found.
Tbe Southern lianlaaojnn,
DbFuniak Springs, Fla. .March 1".
Tha Sabbath f.f the Honda tibauttin-
qua veaterday opened with a devo
tional hour, led by Dr. Alder cf Penn
sylvania. Dr. Deems of the Church
of the Stranger, New York, preached
at 11 u in , end the Kv. G. W. Clark,
brother of Bishop C'ark of Rhode
Island, held an Episcopal service et
pm. Dr. McKeecf the Prwbyterian
churrh of Danville, Ky., held a chil
dren's meeting at 4 o'clock, and Dr.
Norton conducted vepen at5oYlock.
Dr. S. G. Smith cf St. Peul, Minn..
preached at i.iiiht. Dctwitt Miller of
Philadelphia opens to-morrow tte in
tellectual feitet of the coming week
with a lecture on "Love, Courtship
and Matiiage."
London, March 15. Mr. Gladstone
ocenpied his usual place ia the Hnuee
of Commons this afternoon. lie looked
fairly well.
In the House a number cf motions
looking to the rehabilitation of silyei
at a curiency standard, of which
notice bad been given, were po?tr oned.
Mr.- A. J. Mundella, president of
the Board of Trade, announced that
the different British consuls in tbe
United States had been instructed to
inquire into the alleged frequency of
the crimping cf British seamen. in
America, and to take the necessary
steps to protect them from the piactice
in the future.
Mr. Gladstone stated that the gov
emmet t had decided to decline to ap
point a special commission to inquire
into tbe advisability of transferring
tbe surplus population of Great
Britain to tbe colonies.
' Messrs. Chamberlain, Trevelyan and
H-raze occupied their neual seats.
Lord thai lea Beresford (Conserva
tive) moved that, in view of the large
nnmber of workinemen out of em
ployment and the cheapness of labor,
the present time is opportune to Bus-
pec d the finking fund in order to place
tbe cavy in a state ot ciiiciency.
A SIGNIFICANT FACT.
The fact ii commented on that
Tbomae. a cemmiesioner, had a
lengthy conversation in tne lobby to
day with Herbeit Gladstone and Ar
nold Woley, and afterward conversed
.ith Mr. Parnell.
A RETRACTION.
The Globe has retracted its state
ment relative to Messrs. ircveiyan
and Henage.
INTERNATIONAL COfVBIOUT.
Mr. Mundella, president of the
Board of Trade, was visited to-day by
a denotation of authors and members1
of the House of Commons, who called
npon him to urge the necessity ot
act on by the government to improve
tbe laws governing international copy
right Mr. Muneella assured tbe
deputation tbat beta the Board of
Trade and the Foreign Office were en
gaged at present in a discussion as to
the bf si means of improving tbe in
ternational and colonial copyngbt Jawr.
He added that ia his opinion a c odifici
tion of the copyright laws was desira
ble, but he thought it improbable that
tbe government would be able to fiad
tbe time necctnary to properly deal
with the subject this session.
S.-E, EIDG-ELT
Mwer la MURRAY RIDGKLY,)
i
TAILOR, DRAPER & IMPORTER
Nd 38 MADISON STBEET,
Cordially inviti an inspection of his Large, Fresh and
A
L
Varied Sprin
French and Gernian Worsted, Cassimerei and Suitings,
test Designs and Finest Textures in
comprising the I.
Gentlemen's Wear.
K&" Samples
who have left meisur
nd Summer Slock of, English,
and Prices on application to those
7
I
is a clever wbittler. Fits Williams,
tbe cannon ball juggler is a worthy
feature of the show. . Heis a medium
! xed man, shapely and wll built, and
rather goid looking. Tbe various
feats of rol'ing heavy ttsel balls oyer
srins snd shoulders, and of poising
immense douih-bei's st arms' length,
are all done with grace and anility by
him. His is one of the acts in tbe
B jou Theater, which is preceded and
fo. lowed by a sprightly olio.
People'a Taaairr.
The Bennett Comedy Company,
who was lo bave opened at the above
theater last niijht, bat through some
misunderstanding did not set here in
time lo open, will arrive h-ro to-day
and open p.t the People's Tbtater to
night. A grand prograime is ex
pected. m
JIDUE J. T. CslMUEL
AMUSEMENTS.
Lcubrle'a 1 beatte.
While it was manifes lv apparent t
those who witnessed An Uncual
Match at the Memphis theatre last
night that Mile. Kheas accent bad
not improved since (here two years
airo. it was eauuliy plain that she bad
ost notninii ot tnat unaaanauie
charm which lends a deep interest to
all that she does. A born artist, she
tai neglected no opportunity to perfect
and Jin isb the talent witn wnicb
nature endowed her, and the result is a
performance which to tne cultured Rnd
rebned taate is exceedingly satisiac
tory. That the force of ber acting
is marred and at times completely rte
strnved bv her inability to speak
plainly in English, her warmeet ad
mirers cannot deny, but after all it is
the actios rather than the word that
the Greatest deheht in a part like tbet
of "Hester Graiebrcok, which she
took last nisht. can be slven. fcibe
threw herself bodily into it with true
French abandon. In three or four ot
the mote striking scenes the audience
manifested not only interest but en
thusiasm, which was maintained
through the whele of the third act
Miss f itzillcn aa "Mrs. moniressor
wai charming, Mr. Charles Vincent's
"Blenkeneop" was capital and M
Robeit Wileen's "Gmebroos" was
finite, cood. The remainder of the com'
5 any managed to get through very well,
o-night An Unequal Match will be r&
neatert : a sc. at tne Bliuraay maunee,
Wednesday and Thursday nights 3Tie
Conniru Uirl will be civen in place oi
Pygmalion and GalaUa and Pygmalion
und Qalatea will be given on Friday
and Saturday nights. This is neces
sitated bv the non arrival of some
heantiful Grecian costumes fot "Gala-
tea," which Kbea hal expected op
Weilnnediv. but will not arrive until
Friday morning from New lork. It
is only necessary tj state tnai im
Couutry Girl had u run of 115 nights at
Ausiistin Daly's Theater, New York,
snd Rhea is the only actress who has
the right to perform it outsido of ew
York, to insure a desire on the part of
our theater-goers to see it. Tickets
will be changed accordingly.
Humboldt Mim-ittt'-r: We want a
man to represent us who knows what
the people need and how to achieve
it. We want a man to represent tie
who ha convictions, and will not
yield them. Wu want a moral, relijr
lous, able man to represent n-a
man who can neither he awed
bv inlluenee or bribed by gain.
We think Judge Cartbel tills nil the
requirements. He is an able lawyer,
an eloquent pleader, antl a Christian
gentleman, llis election would lte a
nublic blessing. He is a Democrat by
birth and preference, which also
menus that lit? is incapable of a mean
action. He is the kind of man the
people, want. They want no misrepre-
sentatives. Thev want no more ae-
idcutal Representatives, (iilison
ounty presents the name til John
tartliel lor onr next Lonuress-
inan, ana in tlmug soslie oilers one oi
her purest sons and most emi
iient citizens, a Democrat in whom
there is no variableness or shadow of
turning. In the rolls of our pure and
great men there is no one whom we
more highly esteem and whom we
should more delight to. honor than
dm T. Carthel. We shall have more
to say of hiin ere long. .
CEDAK AND COMKEli:.
t'niMllilftt lor Congress In tbe
Allntb rimrlt-l. 1
BAILEY. TENS.
Ketara T lata-Baseball Per
soaal and Oeieral.
fcoaassrovoaxct or tbi arrsAL.1
Bailey, Tknn., March 14 The buds
are bursting.
Fishing frolics will soon be in order.
Tha bum of the bees has been heard
and flowers are apoeaiing.
Mr. J. J Bailev and wife have re
turned fiom their Texas tour. .
D. L. Person of White's, Tenn., i
visiting relatives nfar here.
Mrs. William Parr of Moscow.Tenn.,
returned borne a few days since, after
an extended visit here.
Mr. T. D. Coopwood is rapidly re
covering from bis recent severe epell
tf sicknes.'.
Baseball is being talked cf, and 16
cent Bubecriptions are taken for mat
purrtxe with tbe promise of more if
the r r ject is a success.
Western tourists from tbisneignoor
bcod return real zing that this and the
country around Memphis is the best
place t) be found.
Tbe soil has nit been in a good con
dition for plowing this year and farm'
era are complaining of a backward
spring, and t ay that they can scaicely
get a chance t j do anything in tbe way
of farming.
The greatest (.ticklers among post
office patrons are these who actually
don't know how to tt ck on a stamp
or seal a letter after some one has
written it far them, and only "Uncle
Sam's" servants know how much such
helpless illiteracy prevails in oar
"boat ted civilisation
STET.
AREL"'0S1LER JOE,-'
A Feraillar DlaeaiMi.
Cantos. Ohio, March 15. A
peculiar 'ornl influenza is raging
here, and over 1)000 people are affected.
Over' 1000 school children alone are
confined to their beds and homes. The
alllii tton resembles epizootic. None of
the cases have resulted fatally yet, but
much inconvenience and interference
w ith business is caused. The malady
is ascribed to the variable weather.
Crosby 'a Dime Hiiaeniu.
The perfoimances of Idaletta and
Wallace in a tank cf clear water were
very rema'kable, and drew from the
large audiences which visited the
Museum yesterday expressions of
wonder and praise. The water queen
and man fieh f ultil the promises made
for them in the adveitisemenf, and,
as our readers are awaie, this is no
sight event .in the show busi
ness. Ah Fcou, the Chinese
wizard, is very entsitainicg. His
sleight of hand business is good
enough, but his running com
mentary thereon is extremely laugha
ble in itself and keeps the audience in
gjod humor. Ah Foon's Addling is
cardly as good as Remenyi's, but
then if he cannot equal the Uunga
ii.n virtuoso o a the two-stiinged rid
dle neither can the la'ter sing a Chi
nese love song. "Demonio," the tire
king, has a new and more daring feat
thauauy he has yet attempted, snd
tbat is dancing bare-f wied on a red
bot plate ot iron. Taken in connec
tion with his draughts of molten lead
and boiiina oi), and his biting at red-
hot iron bam. it marks "Diinunio as
one well worthy of his name. In the
children's hall ihere is a new exponent
of the borrow and sorrows, the life
and dea'h of tbe venerable cnnple
known to fame as Punch and Judy,
and he is a good one. But thissncient
'.hentmit" in the dramatic line is not
alone beloved by the little ores. Some
of t he moat prominent men in Mem
phie, men who have grown gray in
public esteem, can ttand and langn at
Pnnch and Judy. There is something
in it which, somehow or another,
brings crabbed age and youth to a
common basis where both can latJKb.
Old Deacon Crosman's boy, Jededmh
Crosman, is in the main ba'l, second
floor, and attired in raiment which
Yankees wore wceu mo
tution waa in its teens. He
site and whittles and hums
pealm tunes. He makes a fine dt
i.lay of the fruits cf his jack-knife.
It was learneJ in convention wilh
him that "he reckius and rai'latee,
b'gosh, thtt this yer Memphis is an
sll-ffred big te-own. A good deal big
gej'nPodunk.wbarlkemftom.' He
A Mixture Which It Mlaht lie Ad
visable to Try.
The statement that the work of lay
ing eeilur pavement -a pavement we
shall continue to protest against
on Poplar street, between Main
and Front, would probably be de
layed by tins scarcity of tnr, led
t an imitiirv as to the necesMtv
for using it at all on u pave
ment of that ' character. The blocks,
not sawed and tit close as Nicholson
pavement, like that on Monroe strict
for instance, usually is, aro merely so
many lengths from whole or split
cedar poles, and, of course, cannot be
made to set close together. To till up
the cracks with tar would require a
barrel of tar to every twenty feet
square, mid no attempt, it was plain,
was made to do so. Mr. Ijirkin, who
was superintending the work, said the
object simply was to stick the blocks
to the nlunk'Uooriiiir. with tar. Other
wise thev would rock under the
weiirht of nassintr vehicle, a handful
of pebbles would work underneath,
next time the ldock would work n
little the other way snd more dirt
would fall under the Mock. In a lit
tle while the pavement would be all
holes and hollows. The tar is not in
tended to prevent the cedar from rot
ting. A b'ock might be boiled an hour
in a kettle of Imt tar ami would
take no more than a thin
ebony polish. The fibre cannot
be penetrated or in any way atlceted
by it, if heart and sound timlier is
used. Mr. Liirkin said he was anxious
to trv cement instead ol tar. tie
thought it would be a good idea to
niiike a cement which would require
some tiiwe to settle, and, spreading it
over the blocks, scrape it m so as to
fill the cracks completely. In that
wav he thonu'lit n perfect lv smooth,
solid and durable pavement might be
made. A barrel of cement would
take a curt -load of sand and screened
gravel, and would le cheaper than tar.
Mho, by Hla Lira and LJvlax. Rc
veiaes the Story ol tha Poem.
Keadino, Pa., March 13. Erastu
ltatin, aged twenty eevcu, was com
mitted to jail here on a charge of wife
desertion and bigamy. For some
vears past be has lived at
licbuiion, where he has been
known as Joe Maurer, alias " 'Ostler
Joe," being employed as a hostler in
the United States Hotel at that place
for at least a year. He was arrested
on a warrant issued at the instance of
the woman w ho claims to be his fi'st
wife, and who lives at Pricetown.
She alleges that she and her
children had been deserted three
vears hl'o bv limin. When lhniii,
alius Mamer, caine to Lebanon he fell
in love with and married Kllen Hester.
The lirst wife, ulter patient inquiry,
learned of '"Ostler Joe's" w hereabouts
and his arrest soon followed. He is a
young inun of apparently good char
acter, industrious anil sober, and de
nies the charge of bigamy.
"SOT G LI LIT."
That I Ilia Verdlet lo W. F. 1'harr-.
CHf.
looRRiisroKDaxcs or thk AFff ai.:V '
Fulton, Miss. March 12ACircuit
Court bfie been in Bession here all this
week, with a heavy docket, only one
case, however, that has crea'cd much
interett, a murder case W. P. Pharr,
charted with tha killing of Walter
Coptland. The cat occupied two
days. Gen. J. L. Hinlcy, district
attorney, prosecutsd in sn able
macner, with Cand'er & Cand
ler of luka delecdirg. K.
Candler, jr. n ude one of tbe
finest arguments ever heard before
this court, surpassing tbe logic and
eloquenr of many much older law
yets. K. P. Candler, sr. made, s
u--hh1, a tine arpument, with force and
effect. At the close of argu
ment tbe jury retired, and
after one hour and a half retnraeda
verdict of "not g i'lty.:' Thus erds a
nna ami mncu-disiussed criminal
case. Tbe people here are t.11 rejoicing
at the success of Hon. DaviJ Johnson
in being elected superintendent tf the
penitentia-y ; he is one of Jtawamra'e
sble tnei and fully deserves the p ace.
Bui iaess dali. lit.
MEEHXSH AT lURlLETT.
tnccrwrnl Fevlval Heine: Conducted
nt Tbnt Place.
Thelittlecitvof Rartlett.twelve miles
aw.'v on the Louisville and Nashville
Knilroad, ami the country surrounding
it i nhhiz,- with rcliL'iotis enthusiasm.
A week ngoapnrty oi evangelists t e-g-.ui
their labors there and the vnectr
in, hnvA been so successful that a
number of converts have been vuade.
nine persons joining the Methodist
Church alone la.-d Saturday night:
The evangelist, the Uev. J. N. Collins,
formerly Fulton, Ky., Imt recently
from California, divides the lnhor of
speaking with bis wife, the hymns be
ing led bv Mrs. Hunterj who is Kiid to
have a remarkably wc and sweet
voice.
SPORTINGJN EWS.
t he 6reatet middle Welclit Flab
It iaetoril.
New Yokk, Maich 15. What those
who witnessed the encounter desig
nated as the grett'ft middleweight
fight on record was fought et 7 o'clock
yesterday tnorninr Jy, just on tne
horder-iioe betaeeD New York and
Connecticut Tbe contestants were
tieorge Lehlanehe of Boston, Mass.,
and Jack Dempsey of New
York. The stakes were J1000
a side and about 000. a.
puree made up by certain
notable gentlemen of this city. Jack
Dempsey wai the winner, thiiteen
desperate lonnds beina huteily cen
teited, aad it is decUrd that a better
and more manfully fought fight was
never witnessed. Tbere were about
forty persons present, including twenty-eight
members of the New York
Racqnet Club.
Gieatpr stanoirja, a pluckier and
fairer fight, was never witnessed in
this country, aid two gamer men
never faced each other in a twenty-four-foot
ring. Thema'ine eat in his
chair, bleeding, bn'tered and bruised,
and when ai-ked if he was hurt, said
faintly, "I am hurt, Dick, badly hurt;
but it wes a square deal." Dempsey
was asked how ha felt, end if he was
hurt. Heieplied, 'Well, I won, bat
you caa bet 1 was h t bard."
Tbe (tint C'bumplonabip.
Nkw Oklkans, La., March 15. The
fifteenth game of chess for the world's
championship between Zukertort and
SteiniU, anil the sixth game of the
series in this city, was played this aft
ernoon, and ended in a draw after
forty-nine moves by Zukertort, who
played with white men, and forty
eight by SteiniU, who played with the
black. Time - Zukertort, 1 hour and.
12 minutes; Pteinita, 2 hours and 14
minutes.
TOUSHOULD REMEMBER
-a-hera la Only One ColMna Exenr--
aloa to New Orleaoa oa
Mareb 171 h.
Kvetvbody knows what the Celling
excursi'oi s a-o. Toey need no recom
mendation. Bay ycur tit keta and se
cure beiths and sections in sleepers at
once, if wanted, irom H. D. Ellis, 31;
Maditoa, as heis the only agectin
Memptiis who can feeli you tickets for
this ciieip and delightful excur-ton.
Ilemember 31 Madison street. Only
io, Memphis to New Orleans and return.
41 rain Is Slubt.
Chicago, III, March 15. The num
ber cf but-htla o' grain in store in the
United States and Canada, Match 1:5th,
and the increase cr decrease as com
pared with the. week previous, will be
floated on 'Change to-monew as fol
ows: Wheat, 50.S54 41!j decrease,
418,711; corn, 14,611,309, increase, 1,
(t50,99o; cu's. 2,(00,707, increase, 76,
108; rye, i42,tv!i, decrease, 64,600;
barley, 1,127,181, decease, 117,298.
The amount in Chicago elevators was:
Wheat. 14.213,370; corn, 3,274.085;
oats, 4S5.!r.M; rye, 2;8,32.1; barley.
1117,127.
ImprlKoned Inr Trevnaaa.
ISPtCUt TO TBB AWieiI..l
Pins Blitf, A.bk., March 15. A
special from Little Hock to Mr. J. M.
Taylor, the attorney of the road, states
that Judge Caldwell imprisoned Edi
tor S. C. Trcadwcll sixty days in the
county jail, and costs of the proceed
ing, for trespass on the projicrtyof the
Texas and St. louis Railway, hereto-.
lore it poi tea.
Central Ncrsiry, No. 99 Mark'
street, is the nearest place in the C
for plants and cut flowers.
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