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EETIRtt OF THE SEDICAA 80
tlETI OF TtSSESsEE.
Ac'drersts Delivered lote retliif
The State totdical 8cietyol Ten
nessee assemb'ed yesterday at 11
o'clock i.m. at the rooms of tlie Yonntt
Men s Hebrew Awociat on. President
T. L. Ma iden was unable to be pres
ent owioR to the serious illness ot a
piticnt, hence the meeting was called
to order by Dr. D. D Saunders of this
city. Alter prayer by the Ke. Davis
Sewiims Dr. Ambrose Morrjson ol
Kashville was appointed Secretary pro
tern., pending the absence of the lean
lar u reta-y, Dr. Fit of Knoxville.
Dr. J. E. Black of this city was then
ea'lrd to the chair and presided durirg
the. entire proceedings of yetterday.
Dr. W. W. Taylor, on behalf of the
Committee c f Anaogements, then de
livered the following addiess ot wel
come: Address fWeleome.
OKNTLKMgN OF TBC MlDICAL SociE
Tr cr thb Btatb of TaNJUtasK In be
h'f i f the Committee of Arrange
ments and the medical profession of
this city it is my plf a.ing duty to
giee' von and extend you a cordial
and hearty welcome. The citizens of
Meniohie reencnize joar visit cs
fratigh' with tin highest impDrtance,
and (hit yoa have cooie to discuss
qumtions viti'Uy affecting their best
intureeip. Wh'le well-establuhfd
trutbs ar made dearer and old chan
ntli deepened by yonr annual meet
ings and diecusf ioDS, all advancf s and
nw developments in tbe medical
uienrp. and. in fact, all problems that
relate to the health and happiness of
mankind. The profiB'ion has jiut
reason fcr eelf-coi gratnlatioo. The
miiiiicine of to-dav is not the medi
cine of the rait. P.t fleet far a moment
and call to mind the mighty even s
nri fiances trat have taken place in
the practical and gcientillo realms of
the healing art. When that is done, we
see the pott few years luminous with
achievements, and that our chosen
calling baa become of a truth the
birth-right of the brightest scientific
minds ot to-day. In pstho'ogy, in tbe
practice of medicine, in the physiology
of tbe system, sod especially in tome
departments of surgery, we can present
a wonderful shooing, and, emerging
from the sbadow of an unnatural ob
scurity that characterized the disciples
. of medicine in lurmerdays, we can to-
dav sund erect before tbe public witn
a confidence bcra of achievements
and manifold triumphs. Nowhere,
perhaps, better than in this city can
be more forcibly seen tbe happy re
aulta crowing out of the advances
made in ono brtnch of profeesion
that of mnitarv medicine. The sani
tary condition of this city fcai been so
improved in late years that now it
will corxiparo nst f ivoiably In gen-
aral liaohhftilriAttfi with that, nf ftnv
city in the Union. Toe day of plague
and pet tilence has gone and been for
gotten. Epidemics have ceased to
billow Elmwoom with the graves
of its victims. The rose of
health and - the glow of vigor
and vitality animate the people.
Our titizeaa are not unaware of the
fact that to this organisation they are
largely indebted for the lively public
inteiest taken in tanilary matters in
Tennessee. It was this society that
drat memofial .9d the Legislature in
reference to the creation of a State
Board ol Health, from which grew
and were established all local boards.
Hence the improved sanitation of this
city is the direct and legitimate out'
growth of the labors of this aisocia
tion. and hr thi. if lo no other raa-
son, the people ci Memphis can give
you a cordial welcome, uaming as
vou do as the representative men of
your profession in the three grand
divisions ol the fc'tate, with the tender
mt interest of our people a, hea t.
your stay among lie is a kean pleasure
tn ua all. and while we have no cloud-
capped mountains, nor lovely land
scapes nor grand natural scenery
that cbaracteiit e the middle and int
ern portions ef the State to i how you,
we (aa show you the the commercial
capital of the State at whose door
passes the great Father of Waters, on
the boiom of which move tbe com
merce and traffic of the world. You
can see hire a city prosperous in every
department; a net-work ef railroad
connecting with all the imooititt
maitaof trade; all enterprises M jurist
ing; new blocks one after another
going up; foreign capital coming in;
tbe best uewertid city in the Union;
citizens of etiterprim, pluck and ener
gy, and imbued with the alert spirit
of the day, and nowhere, in all the
roBy circuit cf the hours, can lovely
woman be ljund with more beauty
and all those cbftrmiag graces that go
to adorn humanity, and while liritiin,
proud mistress nf the seat, bas only
one queen, Memphis can boast of a
quseo. of heart) in almwt every home.
' 80 literally true ae all these stats
menta that Memphis nw eojnys the
proud distinction of being tbe.leading
city of the new Southwest.
We bespeak for you a pleawnt, har
moniousand profitable meeting, and
again extend yoa a cordial welcome
thrice welcome to our city, to our
homes and to oar heart
At tbe conclusion of Dr. Taylor's
address Judge Greer advanced and de
livered the following address on be
ha'f of tbe oitUans oi Memphis:
JatJsro Oreer's Addreaa.
Osntlujiih o thi State Mimical
BociaTY As s citizen of Memphis I
have been accorded the honor of wel
coming you to our city. We welcome
you on this vour third meeting here,
oot alone Ijecaoee you are strangers
within our as'es and we ts houtti
ernera can never lorget the duties of
hospitality; we welcime you not
. alone because you belong to a profe
' sion 'which iB among the oldest and
most honored of callings, but also be
cause you since the dark days of 1878
and '7V -are heroes. Ia the busy rush
ot to-day, in the hum of commerce, in
the cheery building of a great city, in
the life and movement a'l about you,
v there is little ti call attention to the
'time when, it two short season, we
dug 8000 grave. In that solemn hoar
Memphis was a battle-field and you
were tho wa-rior. Warriors who
heard co inspiring shout to give you
courage, who listened to no loud
' drum beat and bugle call; warriors
who knew there was to be no glal
home goinr; time when a gratsful na
tion was to meet yoa with songs of
triumph and joyj'wa'rlors who wore
no laurel wreathe of victniy and whose
greatest honor must be :"Tney did their
duty." When men tell ns that the
heroic age has gone by, that the
kDight errant :s only a memoy, that
this is the century of" selflshnws, that
the religion ot Abou Ben Adhem was
hut a noet's dream, surely they speak
in baste. Think of what a grand thing
hnnpened here, when hundreds of
vour callinc aud that of the priest
hnod wi b no other inspiration than
love 0'. Jellrw, with no other reward
than the grateful memory of a fw
and tbe eatia action cf pro!eional
ork well done, took your lives in
vour nancs pecsuw, loraociq, jon
r . . . . : 1 i
IXMongea 10 a proienaiuu WLion v.
"Wherever (by fellow mu snrlira
there mut thou be I" Yonr
wivee, chi:uit-n, l.t'jera, metiers
nd friend ca'l-d yoa elsewhere just
as ihey called others; yonr hert were
iust a warm ai d teniltr in love fr
1 1pm as loose o nri, on; ion auu 1110
tiriot a'.ona Irjd these p'tntae ar'.cken
streets because joa sublimely inter
preted tbe duties ol ycur callings ti
require it at your ninua. u.ners
worked wim you an noaor 11 item
from noble motive, but it was for
you two to remain in professional
duty. Therefore I repea', above most
cities Memphis should moat reverent
ly, most royally, welcome yau. We
re oice. too, in gainer ngs nae mis Be
cause we know that in tbe friction
which comes from interchange of
thought and conpir'sn cf experi
ment there ia inevitably an advance
ment in human knowledge, ine
Etttsrn idea that in lonely meditation
the philosopher is evolved may be
true. Xne poet ana me inventjr may.
like the giants, be dwellers apart, bnt
he who is te soothe his suffering fellow.
to bind np his wounds and sometime
make him whole, mo.st be by bis side.
Out of these meetings tx should come
an elevation of proferxional standard.
Belonging ail dototae law, this has
naturally been a eource of keen inUr
etttonie. Nothing human, of couis.
can ever be peifect, and so long a
civilization la u we will cave the
quack doctor and the abyater lawyer.
But it lien within the power of any
earnest body of men, who will act in
concert, to reduce the number a id the
evil (lor e by these S' r?3 on the body
public. ' Every man his own d ictor
and lawyer," are cbeap cries which
flutter tbe vanity of many and mislead
tbe credulous. We meet the gentle
mai very constantly who has listened
to tbem. He is always prepared to
tell you bow yonr lutient ought to be
physicked and to tell me of how my
case should be conducted, lie will
never be suppressed, and, indeed, I am
not prepared to say that he ought to
be. vVe occasionally get valuable sug
gestions from him, and when we don't
we can afford to laugh rather than
frown over his overweening self
confidence. I won't siy, therefore,
that we thould tin'iBh the learned
doctor who never rot his dip'oma or
hang tbe able lawyer wbowai never
licensed, but what I do say is that it is
a great wrong to permit the doors of
either profession to be thrown open to
any applicant, whether qualified or not.
True, in tbe majority ot inttinces the
man wto has not the capacity to be
either doctor or liwyersoon falls oat
of tbe race and does but little barm.
But that liUlt should be prevented, and
inevitably there will remain after the
stupid, but hoi'ot man has fallen out,
the shrewd and, generally unscrupu
lous, charlatan who is diois enough to
get himself trusted with human life
and honor and base enough to he in
different 0 false to tbat trutt. The
remedy is, in a Urge measure, in our
own hands. Legislatures ate willing
to hit in to us when we adc that the
law prohibit the incompetent pne'i
tioner. Tbe courts stand ready or if
not public sentiment does to remove
tbe exposed charlatas if we will onlv
have the courage to make tbe demand.
Of coarse, in a mere ad dree 8 of welcome
I must content myself with the sug
gestion and leave tbe argument and
details untiuched. Your profession
is too great a one to be burdened with
this evil, and it ought to be righted.
You seldom enter public life, it is
true, but all citizens are interested in
public needs. It has been
wisely raid that he who irises two
bladt-s of graw to grow where former
ly there was but one, iBa public bene
factor. It may be said, with greater
wisdom, that he who has made one
pain less for his fellow-man is a greater
benefactor. This constant sight and
contact with suffering, this cease ess
war with misery, this pushing away
yet a little while the dreadful coming
of death, tbe conqueror, Is a strain so
terrible that it is wonderful how yeur
serenity and peace is retained. To be
without keen sympathy for the agony
you are calic i on to relieve, would be
to make you inhuman. To allow tbat
sympathy to so master you that in
sorrowful tears you stop to grieve,
would be to dettroy tbe physi
cian. Meeting so much of weak
ness, knowing so much of secret sin,
which your professional honor keeps
concealed, if vou did not also know
eo much of the heroic side of man and
learn so much of the self-sacrifice of
worn in you must needs all be cynics.
Humanity pats on little ol playlul
m pi or joylu'nogs in your presence,
but s I molt always appears in ex
tremes. Tis the naked man the man
as Uou made him with wnom you
deal, lhis ccmciousnes ot human
miliary, which surrounds 11s like some
gr.'Ht wall over which there ia no
climbing, must appall you bciauee'you
know it bttur tbun most ol your fel
lows. No milter how happy may be
your individual lives, this leaden ai
m's. j here of a brother's pain weighs
down upon you. To come day by day
out r f God's triad sunshine, away from
your own cheery home circle, into
vonder darkened, Stirling sick-room,
c ming, too, at times with the thought
tbat you can bring none of that sun
shine, lone of that cheeriness here,
must be terrible. To stand by tbat
bedside, where tbe breath is coming
in such a heavy, labored effort ; to
take up the poor, feeble hand, which a
few yesterdays ago was so (strong to
work out eocd deeds; to reel mat eoD'
ins pulse, and know that the red
tide which is now coming in s) slowly
must soon so so in go out forever is
t) wear out a part of yourselves.
You know, as vou stand by that bed
side and feel the despairing, longing
looks turnel unoa you, tnat vour
work here-has bean in vain. You,
the man of mortality, must now give
n ace to the ma a ol immortality. 1 is
not for ycu to told the tired hands
which, whether they gathered .roses
or only thsrns along I. lea bighway,
have torever nmsnea worsmg now,
'Tis not for you to console the broken
hearted livine. The preasher must
now take yonr place and point even
as Aenet Wtckfield upward. Can
vaii ten hftpW tntn thA hn'cht dav with-
outsonis of that darkness following
yon? Can yon return to the cheery
home without something of that awful
bush and frozen silence falling about
yoi? And yet tbe duty which called
yon there calls you away. Away,
acd often, thank God, ti scenes where
your comine does bring the sunHhine.
where you know that instead
of 'being beaten by the King
of Terrors you are triumphant and life
is given back to your fellow.
When the great Swifs doctor, Haller,
cam to die, as the darkness began to
gather abont him, bis hut act wed to
feel bis own pulse, and his last words
were: "The artery ceases to beat."
The phynkuin in the awful hour of his
own pawing away bad conquered the
nuin And so, geDtienien, with you.
There ia never a time when you are
railed on to forget that yoa are men,
but there are many times when you
sho aid remember that you are some
Oaue more, speaking for the whole
anairms daily appeal Wednesday, apml 7. ism.
of Memphis, mt cordially, most
gladly we bid yon welcome.
Oa motion of Dr. Roberts of Nash
ville the thanks of the roiety were
torvlered Judge Ureer f jr Y ia eloquent
addiess and the a Mrtiw referred to the
Comniilt-'e on I'ullirat'on.
On motion Dra. Brieve, Thornton
and Penn w ere appointed a Commit
tee oa Credential.
Upon mrtion of Dr. Pni, Drs.
Dire cf Mississippi aud Su l:van of
Arkansas, who were prefent, wira in
vited to take seats in the convention
and participate in its pneeediogs.
After the reading tf the day's pr
gramme by Dr. launder, the conven
tion took a receea uctil 2 p.m.
A FT CUB OO X HE8KIOM.
The Committee on Credentials re
po'tad the following gentlemen as en
titled to seats n the convention:
J K Black, Memphit , I 1 Robrti,NuhTlll,
H K Hlller.NnhrilU, A Morritoo.NuhYilU,
DI)6uBlen,Mm'l. J L Minor, M-mpbtl,
J HeuUcb, Memibii, HLWillifurci.Mau bl(
HHBii-kiord Memu'a.W HKtillwell.llamb'dl
SJMrUrew,8hal6y It, J A Crook, UniitrioB,
0 C Hie, Jackaon, E K Ln..CoUirrll
JTKawoott, Idarilla, 8P WithinirtoB.Korv'
B K L.cky, Kipler, T W Roan, Conn, ton
T R Meui, Staunton, W H Lurker,
JrCWalker.Prarib'f.K K Williami, Gatel,
JM Dke.Wa traca, J B Witblnilon. Atoka
Crawiord.Nafhv'e.J T Benton, Atoka,
I) Nunn.Chet'tlil'fi.T J Hoppol, tiibion Co.
T F ke, ManbriiU liUTlioroton.Mainphii
W B Uoor.Wrorbl-N H Kimet Whit 11
C " Brim , KathrilleT 0 rohuo, Mrinpbia
HWHurno'l.Meinphii W A U Coop, Kricnd'p
TbKdwardi.Mempb'sS Thompson, KtrrTiile
A JSiiinluir.MatunhipJ A lUtte. BuotvA
TJCraw ord.Msuii'hixR M Willet Jr.Memp'l
OW Ore-all. Memi hiS T Armitrotii, Mom'a
K N Palo, Memphis J h.ll4rria, Aletnpnm 1
W I) llatiard Memp'iK Cbeatnam, Meinpb'i
I) A Walkor.rrie-d pi It fnwni, luneyi I
WllWiiilnnMml,h'.W W Tavlor. Menioh
W T Brian, Na.hv'leJ W H.no. Humboldt
R H Maury, MamphisK W Hitbil, Mrmp'i
n ill DWkWIUkiOnuiiuj u iivniiui vuiiii
The rero t of Ir. D. J. Robert,
treasurer, was read end referred to the
Aud. til if Cimmi tee, cimposed cf
Drs. J. W. B. Nowlin, T. K. Powell
and A. J. Rains, who subsequently re
prrted that the treasurer's s'tteuient
Dr. J. L. Minor s paper on "The
Eve" was filed and referred to the
Committee on Publication.
Dr. Wa'eifield read a paper oa
"Alcohol," and offered the following
preamble and tetolutionr, which were
Wbkbeam, The use ot alcoholic
liquors as a beverage, and the too fre
quent indiscriminate prescription; of
mem by the medical profession, leads
to very great harm to me pnysicai con'
stitutioo, the mental an i moral worth
of the Commonwealth and to unspeak
able injury to tbe bappinesi of our
common community, tueretore De it
Remixed bu the Tennettee Stale Medical
Society, That we adopt the fo lowing
extiatt d a paper lion toe iraneac
tions of the International Medical
Congress at Philadelphia, read by
Ea a M. Hunt, A. M. M. D., vis:
Tbat if to-day no pbysuitn would
advue any patient to the use ot alco'
holic drink, but would restiict it
within tbe close limits of his parlicu
lar proscription, the limitation would
De in narmouy mm ino urisiiii, of
mands of there pnutic knowledge. It
is not mere ly that tbe morals cf society
would ett a glorious neaitn lilt, out
the act would knock away the false
prop which now upholds so many in
tue use oi aiconoi anu relieve us oi
being acceemry to the perverted habits
of multitudes. If men and women
will ca'l it good because they like it,
they mutt cease to qno'.e the .medical
profession as authority until mera is
proof that it bai some ascertained
value ax such. If they wish to use it
under the plea of medicine and make
self prescription for their own graiiti
cation tbev must not do it by our
sanction. The facts as to f ood dismiss it
as such. The I Acta as to medicine con
fine it within boundaries so narrow
tbat we must, in fealty to real science
and right practice, hold it cloiely with
in its limits. wandering beyond
these it must in no wise identify us
with its vagaries. Because it finds a
place in our therapeutics it behooves
the medic il profession to locate and
define it; therefore, be ft
Keailved, J but alcohol .s not shown
ta have a definite food value by any
of tbe usual methods of chemical
analysis or pbysicil investigation;
that its use as a medicine la chtetly
that of a cordial stimulant, and often
admits of substitution; tbat as a med
icine it is not well fitted for self-pra-ecription
by the laity, and the medical
profession is not accountable for such
auministratiou or for thi enor.-noun
evils arising the ra'r im ; that the puri
ty of alcoholic liqui ri is in general
Dot as well assured as that nf ai tides
of meJicine should be. Tbe various
mixtures when used aa medicine
should have definite and known coin
posi ion, and should not be inter
Dr. Waterliild's paper was disnusael
by Org. Saunder. Koane, Powell,
Hoppel, 8ims and llaber Jones.
Dr. Roberta read an invitation
signed by J. W. Hill, president, and
J. P. Park, secretary, inviting the
society to bold its next meeting at
Dr. Savase read an addr as upon tbe
practicability of the rapid administra
tion of ether, and exhibited an ap
para us to facilitate the same. Dur
ing the die cuKsion on this subject Dr. W.
T. firiggs incidentally ta:d that he had
administered ether through ths rec
tum with fattl results.
Dr. Donohue of Memphis read a
paper maintaining that "Consultation
with practitioners of different schools
was injurious to the profession," dis
missed by Doctors Nunn, Williams
Dr. Hoppel offered for adoption tbe
fo'lowing resolution, passed recently
by the Gibson County Medical Society :
llsmkrd. That the Medical Society
of the Bute of Tennessee renew its
e Sorts to secure the adoption by tbe
next Legislature of measures to regu
late the practice of medicine and sur
gery in the S:ate of Tennessee, and to
this end, be it further
KtBolred, Tbat a committae of five
be appointed by this Sociiitr to mem
orialin the Legislature to tW. effect,
and louse their influence where it will
do most gr od to secure the enactment
of some good law to accomplish the de
After some discussion the resolution
was adopted and a recess taken till 8
o'clock in tbe evening.
Tbe evening session was exceedingly
interesting, and tbe papers of Dra. D.
J. Roberts of Nashville, T. J. Happel
of Trenton, and R. B. Maury of alem
pbis.oa typho-malarial fever were ably
prepared and full oi pregnant sugges
tions. Tbe discussion that followed
tbe reading of the papers was partici
pated in by Drs. Heber Jones, 8. T.
1 . Tl t , 1 I 1 I
Armstrong, V. i. oannuero, nyw ui
Mississippi, and Dr. J. A. Eaite of
Dr. J. M. Taylor of Corinth, Mise..
president of tbe Mississippi Medical
Associatioi, wes inviied to take a seat
in the coRven'jon. Tbo same courtesy
was also extended to Dr. 8. T. Arm
strong of the United Slates Marine
Tue following committee was ap
pointed to represent the society at
Nashville ts urge the paseage of an
attvquack measure. Drs. F. L. Sim,
A. P. Wat afield. N I) Rcar.laoB,
Tbnma M trees and T. J. Happ' I.
The f illowiDg reeolu'ion was offered
by Dr HaurdHni:
Krrolird, mm wte medical r-onetyoi
tve Maie o! Ttnrevee ird n the
effort n"w being mai!e in tt e Congress
of the United avs tu have a com
mission appointed to inves'iiii t arid
Ti'po:tcn the experiments t.o v b ing
made in ii o.-nla ion lrthe prevnt.-i
tion o yell. tar-lever. It i regrdml aa
a iwin t tic tt p in tbe right t ir cti'm,
and our Ueprocut vivre are rtqnrtted
to anpport the meaenre.
Dr. Powell c Uoie l tue fol owing res-
Belibvins that the actions of the
committee appointed at the met'ting
of lhe Aii.eriran Medical Association,
held at New Orleans, to act in con
junction with a previous crmmutee
appointed by said association, at the
meeting held in aanington Uliy m
)HM. for the ourp'e of inviticit the
International Medical Con areas to bold
t next meeting in America, year
1847,,and t) make a ringsmdnts for
tad meeting, have been piudent, dig
nified and impartial
Jietotvetl. Tbat we, tue memoers f i
the Medical Hiciety of the State cf
Tennessee, heartily approve the
aetionsot said coxnnttee and nereoy
request all dthgates sent by ibis so
ciety to the American Medical Asc
cia'ion at its next meetirg, to be held
in St. I.iuh, to sustain said ase ociatioo
in i s efforts to make tbe amiciptUd
meet ng of the International Congress
Dr. Toombs of (truenville, Miss-,
who wasprHseat, mule a s'irring ad
dress in fivor of energetic action
against quack piaftition -ra.
to day's iiioi a.1 ni-vus.
The ful owing papers wl I be read t -day.
"Gyi eulogy," by Dr. Crtffird;
"Gunshot Wuund.of Eye," Dr. T. R.
Menu; ' Pnepe al fiver." by Dr.
Deutsch; "Abdominal Gestation," by
Dr. J. B Murfreeof Muifreesboro.
REPORTS FOR MARCH
Ol ineToaaa Ilea's hrlallaw Aao
clailvn Made at Laal Hlana
Tbe monthly business meeting of
the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion was held at their hall latt Mon
day night Reports of the various
coinantlees were made and approved.
Tbe Membeiship Uommtttie reported
nine new nauiep, which were duly
elected to membership. The Lecture
Committee ri ported three lectures by
Jnmes Carden, with an attendance cf
!)00. This committee to secure sev
eral lectures fiom home talent noon,
fnetnmembeis and friends. Devo
tional Committee reported hire re
ligious meetings, with an attendance
of 372. A mrla choir was or
ganized with twenty members
Prof, llaghes ss instruttor. This
cUss meets for pra-tice every
Tuisday night at the Yoiinu Men's
Cariatian Aauclntion hill, and isonen
toall ycung men desiring to j jiu. Tbo
Reeept'OBtmmiliee reported one cone-tit
and receptic n by the Ladies'Anx
ilisrv. Ths Room Committee report
ed biil visitors at the rooms and '227
books taken from the library. The
trensurer leported collection of dues
U2 fO; net proceeds of lecture s,
1120 83; d shureemsnU, 8180 00. The
next butiaess ui'itirg will be held
Tuesday. April 27ih, which wi 1 cloie
the third fiical year of the association,
at which meeting live directors are to
be elected for the board tt serve to
years. The association is d ling work,
but it needs mire tahle and homt
like quarters, aud it is hope J
the people of Mcinph'n wili fullow the
example oi oilier ci'ies anu provufs a
suliah'e building to tarry on this
grand work in all its branches. Tbe
lollowiug is from i,the Younsr Men's
Christian Atoriatioa Yal',hmnn:
"Hobart O. Harrlin, the wtl r ii
real csta'e dealer of Minneapolis,
Minn., in making an additiontl fit of
$10,000 toward the new association
building in that city, says: 'The
fift is tendered because I have
ived in St. Anthony and Minne
apolis more than thir y years
and feel very much interested in tkn
moral surroundings of the thousands
of yonr.g men who now reside in the
same place and are constantly coming.
(2. Becanse I feel thst the time has
come when a grand effort ebould be
made to s'ciure a permanent home
worthy of the cause and trie city. t-i).
Because I fee, confident that a sub
ecriptie n for a large amount will act as
a stimulus up in others to heartily co
opeta'rt in the entarprlte. ()). De
cause I feel tbat I can give 10,000,
and s'ill do justice to my creditors
and fimi'y, and I prefer to give it
cow rather than by bequott after I a:n
Mr and llrs. W. D. Bethel enter
tained a number c f their friends last
nigl t at a Ctrl patty that is already
reg:s'.ered auiontr '.be most decided so
cial successes of the season. All the
beet games were resorted to until 11
o'ch'ck, when the mcrnett ol parties
sat down to a supper, the courses of
which exhausted the best markets
between this city and New Orleans.
Bat over and above it all, there was
tbe gracious, genial and generous hos
pitality of the bojt and boitees, tem
pered by the simplicity and
abandon ' of home-life. Flow
ers were everywhere in pro
fusion, and wit and humor in all the
colors, from "grave to gay," hurried
the pa sing hours, ard "built a bridge
fio n dreamland." Time pif-nsd on
winiis loo eirift, but left a memory of
happiness tha'. will not soon be for
gotten by lhe favored miests.
Tub MerchantH' Exchange will meet
at 11 sum. to consider tlie drummers
tax. After the meeting ii concluded
Mr. A. C. Kirby will address tlie r.x-
lunire on Uhalf ol the KariRiun and
Western ltailroad Company.
Vihitobs on 'Change yesternduy : L.
T. Pride, Pride's, Ala.; F. G. Nullett,
Helena; h. V. Goula, fJlarksville ; w.
L. U Henderson, Woodetoca; jolin
8. Branum, Louisville, Ky.; Judge J.
M. Hewitt, Munanna; J.E. Wood and
A. E. Grover, Covington, Tenn. ; T.
Brierne, New Orleane; Ed Rurrmey,
St. Lou'ib; ,f. C Triston, New Orleans;
E. A. Jewell, Chicago; M. Iseensky,
Pino Bluff, Ark.
SHBPrxi'.ws's ColUm Faclt, a valuable
compilation, has been received. Tlie
tircsent volume is the tenth of its
lind and embraces reliable Htatistics
of the cropi, rcceipte, exports, stocks,
home ami foreign cotimniption, vis
ible supply, prices and acreage of cot
ton for a seri?s ot years. Also, the
reports ei condition of growing cot
ton crops, iseued by the Unitel SuU'H
AgrieultiinU Bureau since 1H70, with
complete statistics of cotton nianntac
tures, and the cotton ai-reago and
yield of each State in the South, from
the I'nited States census of 1SH0. It
is the Is't conipenilium of etitton sta
tistics yet issued, and is almost in
dispensnhlo to those interested in the
looks like mm.
SEW GAS CO PAS
SE.XTS ITS CASE.
Tke Third Organization Asks for a
Little Time to Make Some
A ineeMng of the Council Commit
tee on Gat was held jetivrday at the
Court-IL u e at 2 o'clock in the after
noon. Thoae present were M-sars.
Haddeu, Lee and Mnr,t("meiy, ot the
rommiltee; Messrs. J. VV. Cochran, I.
Kaisjnberger and B. W. llnsti of tbe
Equitable Company, and Col. George
Gantt, representing tbat organisation
as attorney. Tbe discussion was pure
ly informal, and while a much better
understanding was arrived at no con
clusions were reached.
Col. Gantt said the Equitable bad
the money necet s try to build, and it
did not depend upon local lubscrip
tions; tbat it was ready to go to work
at once and would certainly not waste
an hour from the uiiuient tbe ttrtt
shovelful of eaito was thrown np
ULtil the works were in operation, as
tbeir capital would be dead until they
began to derive a revenue.
Mr. Cochran was more definite. He
sad tbat he could assure tbe commit
tee tbat in eliiht months fioin the lime
pt r rn s tion was granted gas wonld be
Oil. GaUt was asked if the rew
company proponed to firru'sh gas free
tt tbe ci;y fi r lighting the streets and
public buildlrg. He replied that
nothing had been said to him on that
poii.t, but be belinved I e would with
out further investigation advise his
il'cnta rgtinst any such offer, and
would warn the city against any com-
faoy which would makeenchaprotler.
ie bel oved something had baen laid
about giving tbe city a'l the revenue
ovtrO per cent., but on that point ne
was not oreoerid to sptuk.
Mr. Cochran said emphatically that
his company had no presents to make
in the auape of free gas lo the ctty.but
would furnish eis at II To per tnou
eaud or lees. Ic was proposed by his
company, he adiled, totover the entire
Col. Gantt said that the charter of
the company, granted under the gen
eral law of the State, required them to
suddIv aas to those requiring it when
ever the request was reasonable. He
was satisfied that the process med by
the Eouitable Corn pa uy was the
cheapeet and best known, and he be
lieved it would be but a matter of a
little time wben it would be generally
adooted. He went on to speak of the
laws of the Taxing District and of the
State, and gave it as bis opinion tint
the city would have no power under
the law of 1876 to create a monopoly
and run it. He doubted if it could be
done anywbdie in lbs Stale. There
was nothing In the act, however, he
admitted, to prevent the city from
ownins and operating, gas works, pro
vided it granted the eiiine privilege to
other gas works. Jle suggested that
the question be sutmnueu to me uuy
Questions were poured in thick and
fast upon the attiriiny and the mem
bers of the committee, none of whom,
however, coram itt,d themselves.
Stripped of veibia the company
propones : '
1. To Uy its pipes and distribute
gas within a reasonable time, say
eight months, altar permission is
granted, provided toe much time is
not consumod in reaching a conclu
sion. 2 To furnish au adequate supply
of unobjectionable gas at a figura not
greater than (1 75 per 1000 cubic feet.
3. To enter into a contract which
shall specify that $100,000 is to be
paid the city for tbe use of its streets
and alltyi, sa d $110,000 to be raid
whenever the price pf gns shall be
raised abive 11 75, or When the com
pai y shall ssll out tfc or consolidate
with a rivul c impany, Hid f 100,000 to
be a first mortgage oa the plant.
4. To give the city the benefit of any
revenue tbe company may derive over
Tae cammilleeuien expressed them
selves as pleased with the proposal of
the Equitable, and pfomised to give
tbe subject a thorough investigation.
Capt. James Lee said Mr. W. 1).
Bethel of tbe Cili.jna' Gas Company
tied nude a proposal to him, which,
he said, would be diawn up and sub
mitted in proper form in a few days,
when he had time to make a few I'u
ures. In a general wjy, however, lie
proposed to put down ample woraa
and fin nish gas at a price not grat?r
lhtn$l 75, and wonld agree that when
the plant was finished he would turn
it over t) the city fjr bonds in the
actual amount of cott, bearing six per
Tlie moling adjourned subject to
VONS MA EES A KIK.
UMlarea Tbat He Waa
fairly Treated al emphia
The following letter from Ale.
Voss to the spoiting editar of the
Nashville Vniun explains itself: "Ow
ing to the injustice that Kneed and the
Memphis club directors have done me
in releasing me for pitching a poor ex
hibition game, I have this to fay in
defense ot myself and reputation as a
pitcher and ball player: In the first
place, I protested against pitching the
game against the Nashville club on
March i&th. The reason for doing ro
was S'mply this: I pitched the tirtt
game on Maroh 18th in Nashville, and
it waa tbe first time I had pitched at
ball this season, and, naturally enough,
I was feeling pretty sore and broken
up, not having any practice
previous to the game oa the
18th irs'ant. I went to the directors
cf the Memphis club and told
tbem so on tbe morning of tbe 2r)th
instant and the day of the game, and
asked tbem if 1 should expect tbe
same dose they had given McElroy for
tbe game on the 24th ics'ant. Bat
thev gave me no eatif fiction, and feel
ing that I would not be given justice,
and knowing thar the Memphis boya
were pretty well broken up and that 1
would not be given the proper sup
port, naturally enough I did not hava
the heart to work ; and my friends in
Nashville will bear me out in tnit as
sertion. I am in better form to pitch
fill an other Dosition on the
diamond this season than ever before,
and will convince those who have
tbeir doubts of the fast before the sea
son is very old. It ie not my desire of
making a reputation through the pa
pers that makes me write iiiis lei.er.
But a gross injustice was done me
through a man (Soeed) who should i
have stood up and protaa ed against
my release from the clnb, as he called
himself my friend. My reputit'on ia
at stake as much as his own, and
1 piav ball for the money theie
is in it, juat the same as he does.
His releasing me from the Memphis
club puts me in a bad light with other
managers, as no goo 1. But 1 am in
better t r.n thie season physically and
otherwise than ever before. I have
this to say about Memphis people,
I iy are nit posted on baseball, and
AX ORlF.ft BY
With t'alf-Maaaarlnt CnrJx, ont by mail on application. Yon pan hT a Pw act of Shlrtt
mail bynJi. ui an oU ono to maauro by. WRITS Full UUK P KICKS.
MEMPHIS STEAM SHIRT FACTORY,
Memphis Steam Laundry,
234 SECOND STREET.
W hn tha Latant I ail roved Troy Laundry Company's Machinery.
COLI.AH, Cl'FFN unl SIIIBTN I.anndrlexl Equal lo New.
CALLS AND DKLIVKRIKS FRRK. WORK CAN BE SENT BY MAIL OR EXPRESS. J
LACS. CFRTAIXN A S1ECIAITY.
will have tt liny a nni' gtinia ar.u reau
np, and Hneed had better get some
good manager tn give him a line ti -stela's
points, o: he w 11 h.se b's grip
.... i . i, . i i
With the .Meiiiplim ti'iun otioie tun
season in one month old, and they will
have no oppoiititvi for the tail end
and will be verv Birmingham. A
word to the wi-e ia aiilliiiieiu. Truths.
Yours truly, alkx voss,
Pitcher Nnihvlllei, IH..
Tlie A era a I, uives Mr. Vnes the
heuelit of bis statement. The fn:t that
he was not in good condit'on to pitch
does not excuse the disgraceful defeat
for which he was respnnsih'e. Tho
Memphis Club not a hospital nor a
training who il (rr the lebabilitation
of crippled pi tcli era The manage
ment of the Memphis tin tly followed
the tromptinirs of sound business
principles In releasing Mr. Vote after
his incompetency as a pitcher bad
been conclusively pr jvej, and we have
serious duibts that h will ever do
anything to cause the management of
our local club to regret having released
him, Hassiiai.i, Rkp.
T Cl'RRIK'N THKATRK.
MA Friday Evrailua. April la.
" AMKHICA'S ORBATBST 8INOKR,"
Mlaa Clara l.onlne
And Her (irand Operatic Conrrrt Co.
MIm Panllae Mwnfrvrino, Contralto.
Mr Kim Ihi. Tenor.
Mr rranrla II. NoyM, Rarltnnn.
Mla. Will) lorDHI. viollnlat
Mr Cknrlm K lrnli, Aonnnii'aniuient,
Mr Altnl.lMI UI.K.
Thr Kminonl Plann Vlrtunao to ai,,ear In
one fraud oierttw concort, ai above
TicaiTS. Inrlu lim rorv,l feat, 75 fontl
anil 1.0 e ich. Bonciltti-e now iiin,
Ai.rll 1S-I0--17-WILSON A RANKIN'S
IIO t l.liSOVf
III Hi: MUMKITI,
2'JI 1W AIM WTREKT.
Thi ioutar elanj ol ainuienn"it i NOW
(H'K umler th lminaaoiuent of Frnl.
C. A. HON ALUoON,
Ne Attractions ami 8ieoialtlei will bo
lirorrnled eacu neea.
4 On K.turitir Adcnoon of each wi.k.
II LK 1JA TK.S fur K'lnl Children.
a-Va Inland to make thin tilaoa of amu'e
manl mponr attraction for Ladiea ami
I'd): S VI i: OK 111 KG.
I 1 r AflllX- iinnA aiirinr warnn. chean
''V Apply at Memidiia Metal and Wood
M'f ' lW, 1 11 Ma'n t'ect.
LA II I1C.1' no J youna nu-n to ilncorato Birth
day and tarter Nuraltie. Kaaily
learne.1; auod proapecti fur "toady employ
ment and fnlr we. Material lurmlied,
and all work mailed pentpaid. Kor full ln
tormation addreaa UacoaATiva AhtWors, 7
Kxobunice l'liice, Uotun, M"l'L0.hoxJiMB.
SITtlATInN-Hy a youna alrlin a retail
tore or lo aiat In llitht nouaekeepint i
a home and employment mora of an object
than larire waaea. Addreaa ....
B. A thin oflice.
7timi) 110UBKKKKPKR-F,.r hotel: sne
I T who ran come woll rcooinmended. Ad
dra, with reference., B., Appeal ollice.
Iil.MrLOYMKNT-By a Hhort-hand Writer
lid (verbatim), a reporter, cnrieipondeDt.
or othiTmae. Thorough trainini in Jiiiirnal
iam, correapondence, etc. (loud and rapid
pettutnn. Locality immaleriul hraall Hil
ary accepted, f HOrtl UANU, lloil.
SITl'ATION - lly a ataady, aober. linale
man, on a iilanta'inn, lo do all kin ia of
carpenter'! work and make bimaell ion-rally
uactul; lt,w waveft aakej. C thia oH)ce.
MAS-WMh "iifall napltil lo l'.irn a pny
inir hularaa. Chi I at
27 MAIN hT , lef no-stair;.
itrlllTK WOMAN-To leurn new ahlrt
II IK H'l'K
VV ironinr. MKMPIIIH WTKAM LAH.N-
DRY A ND HlHhT KACToHY, Hocond
1 JLACKHMITH Aaond I la-kami'll to run
I J a country thop Muat alao be a Rood
wood workman, flood waaea puid. Call on
or addreai D. J. ALLKN A CO.,
tH1 f( l HALARY TO AO KNT Ad
flfl J )f dreaa at once, DR. HCOTT'8
KLhtTRIH OOODH, Mi Broadway, New
York.The onlyjen uine.
Klrat-claaa colored barber, at
J J Brnwnaville, Tenn
LOl Is Lt.Mlt.sl
CITtlATIoN - Situatloa u nrrl-elua cook
kJ in tMjil family, by a white lady.
TJARTIEj-M ho wiah to learn Stenorra
pby to call at aton : Shelby atreet, on
m no. i.ia o. m inn a i .
Apply at 1,4 Hecond Mraet.
A N INTKIiLlOKNT. Karneat
man ti, reureaect a larue. reai'onaiblo
Barclay atreet hoiiae in hia own locality and
outalile lariie oitiea. A remunerative (alary
to rilht pa'ly. Kefereneea eachanaed. Ad
CWOK- Apply to Mra. II
ner Belleview and He
ner Belleview and Henry avenue'.
A (IKN'TS With aiiiall canltal.
i .inelhina new, no rlak, larre proAta,
ai'i(! HhJiiy oflet, write ator.oe.
L.H1 laa v,v,ry" vaoai atreei, -
HIO II KTcaah price paid for old and new
KKATHER.- at tKMaln atreet.
EVKRT OlSK-In need of a hard, smooth,
durable and walerpro,il pavement or
Ao,,r. eiamino WATSON'S B1TI MEN CON
OR ETJS. JllephoreWUs.
ALL TIIOKK havina damp, nowholraomo
nailers to telephone WH.
1 EVERYBODY To call and m the eele
li brated Oypsy Clairvoyant, at 177 Third
rtreet, near ffoplar.
ABKNTs And corre
spondents for new business. Positions
permanent. rlary or eommlaaion. " rue
NATIONAL ECONOMIST, Ohicaio. HI
0ARDER At 140 Madisoa; nice rooms,
oed larei tranaienta accommodated.
CENTS-In every section of the eonniry
A for two New Books, just realy. Scar
Tsaastomen of experience capable of 611
ln a larate territory. State eierlence.
and urritory wanted. C'ASSKLL A CO.
(limitcdi. ti Broadway, N. Y ., and 40 Dear
born street, Chicatto. . .
CALE! In every State in Ihe V
kJ to repreaet, t a rAIM I .V I 1 1 A-1 r -ISO
EtTAIILlSHMESIT havlna several
yrafiALTiaa thatare popular and easy sell-
Ins;. Can be bandied alone or in connecton
with other roods. Addre.s THE W M. B.
PRICE MANliFO. CO.. BALT1MORK. Mil.
AOENTS-For the beat article ever pro
dmedi costly outfit free; no peddlinc
and no money re'iaired until sales are made
and oods delivered. Kor particulars and
terms address N. M. Friedman A Co., Mar
line) ut, Mu,
224 SECOND ST.
liancd annoancel that he la a
anilidHlol,,r Kcaiater, and aki the
aupport ot the volera of Hhelhy county. It
elected, will aiiianr tn Kive fltiaf"ction la
the diachibrHC tfia dutiea of the eftice, and
I'liice hia claiiiia a,iVac lo the action of tha
Cuuntj Deuioctat c (nutlpn
Memphis, March i, lHri.
SA. IMIIKII.AH. of Kerrville7Ten., la a
. nandi,li,t lor H r (1 1 T K K luhject to tha
act on of the llcmoiTxtio Convention.
Jmlaeof Hie e.'irrnll I'anrl.
We arc authorised to annonnc. that JOHN
JoIINsTiiN ia a cand'dnie for Juilace of the
Circuit Court of Mill.y I'mnll, aubjeot to
action of the lletuocratta t'vtiventiD.
Wa are euthoriicJ to Hiiucunce L H. Ktf-
TIW, JK., candidate for Jada;a of ihe
Circuit Cou't, tuhiect to Hit aa ion cf the
Pemticpalic ( onvenliniu
CtISTKRNS-l)ullt and repaired and war.
J ranted. Inventor o' the Baoitery Port
land Cement Pump. Contractor and hrlck
layer. Telephone HKH. TBOH. CtlHBINH.
MB. TREZKVANT, ATTORN BY AT
.LAW. Niarlne and Commercial Notary
Publlo, Ooinmlaaioner ol loda and U. a.
Commiaaioner, at the old office, No. 3 Macll
ion atreet. linbLKCTInMH HPKOIAI.Tr.
DOU-A liv r-colored 8panl, I, with ihort
tall: with common leather eollar. R-
tjrnlolhe K, v. (Ie rae White, A Vaao
street, and he rewarded.
111 OKI, K - Diamond darter
kin Kwar4 nf IA for it return to
MIH M Al'l AI'PKHSON, ,4 (lavnao ttreet.
KOIt NAI.K OK KKM'.
Sif()RK""HyliSK, KTO. At bheloy HUtlon.
Miaa., atore houan, aaloon, itahlea and
hotkl aanr uknihu. Kor further par
ticular! apply to J. II. oTAFKUHl),
1 J A Y M ARK-
II I ml jeet white, hlaaad face,
with white cithiid right
ahoulder. Return to "il Madiann atrect.
"NR imall clayt-ank
Teiaa mare, w Ik
one aorrel mare (oil, 2 ytara old.
with hell: two buy mare colta, 1 year eldi
one bay mule coll, li yean old; one Iron
iray mule colt, :l ye ,ra old; onn blaek mule
colt, U inontha old--a I branded oa left hip
V. M. II. Will pay a liberal reward for
their return to V. M. BLAOK,
at IMeaaant Hill. Viae.,
or to JOHN AHNOLI),
at Oakville, Tenn.
l ULKS Two black mar mute, U haadj
iVL hlalu (i and 7 yeara old. maaa and
Jonaa A Co., 61 Monroe at.
r W1IITK f'llW'S Una
with rope around
Z head. I' reward for thair return to R.
It. IMKTON, near Curve. Iln amlo mat.
ItOOHS ANU HOAKIK
and I. nurd at Ti MudlioB atreet.
Jl! JAME8 HOUSK-Cor.BeeondandAd-1
amaaia, Knoui and board S par week.
fTR'iriUiiiinf, furnlahed or nnfar-ntabel!
V with or without boaW, at Itfl Madiaon at.
TWO laraV "nnfurnlahj "rootii, with or
without board, albV Slldilon atreet, eor-
TWO NICK HOOMa-One furniahed, tha
olhertinfurniahed. TI COURT bT.
TWO UOOD OKKICKS-Well veatllaUd
and s"d llahl. Apply at , ,
WA'I MK on.'H OfflOR. .
I'TOMt A room. S Waihlnaton at ,
rpWO eleirunl front room", fur
J unlurniHhe.1. Apply a ml Ad
C WITT AUK 01 three rooms ot the tarsal- )
nua of Klinwood slrcetear line. Apply
it :i t'nlon street. ,
t XIOMS - r'urni-died or un'.urniahed, at 11S I
A V peconu airoei. nBionru. p. ivnunwi..
"jl KMMIKII &$;m.
HOOMH Miite i f tw,ir,.mna. oufurnlsbeT,
or one furnifhed room; will board par
ties If desired. Location bt In the eily.
Family private. AJdrea, with reforenne,
B. C. . A p.ol nnlne.
LOTTAOE -Three "rooms, ciatern. at X7
lleors:ia street, Ai-ply neatroem,
CIOTI AOM-No. ill Leii i.rdaio, rooms
I In aood repair, k"",i olstorai I Ir
month. Apply to No. M Mtin street.
,) KOOM.-J Kn suite. Lo. lliuck, third Aoor
li front.- A ppl v jit So. 4 Madiaon at.
r RUAN A aood tipo oraan, havlaf two
O banka of keys, U ajopa, and IS octavo
loJal bass, at Second PrMterian cnorch,
Hcmphis. Addrese K. Wtf.'tt M A S H k CO.
J ALOON Salooa aad Aitttras.
irtf.od ho. neaa in a eoon loeauon. f
nni l,,r aelllnc. siekneaa in family. Addruee
S. II., Uls office.
loTTAUsj-Nleo eotuge. with all isa-
j mtt kntldinira l OB DBVOa
street. Partraah. Addreaa, care ol Appeal,
or Plymouth Hock eef. at tl
Jtiu s.SOW OUlNXKK.fcl Froat.
DRY' BaVREL STAVBs. CHKAP -Ib
ca-lotl WRINKLE V LUMBER CO.,
12IJeAer son tree
A LA BAM A sl'LINT COAL la any qan-L-V
J'AJTERHQ A OO.. Aaeate. -l?rfl(,H
roit U ATClll S(J-"Froin puro breed
tli Cartridve Cochin. Brown Leghorn, Blaea
Si,anih and Plymouth Atock stock. Addrese
"rtEKNWQtip Pui'LTRY YAKDri. City.
fltt Kfi -Will buy acres of aood '
!ZOUU lanl. erihtmileaanatheaetof
BrownsTtlle, Teun., under roed fenoe, has
several teaant houe, line sprmas of er;
is well adapted to sfcxk farm, end will o
.doB.o.,M Ailyto .
or A. J. MARTIN.1 Main st.
COMi'IFfirTTSVrb' SODA APPA-(
i .a I, l vv.' . a, J..,-
niVri-post -r e1.:by I
R I.'AKKfS. Lsrkinsville, Ala.
FfSEPAYrNO HOTKL BlISfcS-oit-uated
lo eoo of tie livjst to;t -
month, liex eB U adde-l lo tho knsiaeee..
ir desired. Tor leiina.,Mreee
II ueairaa. & j M,ridi,, Mjas.
"V t If B W POKT iS K9. V A .-hJU ts.ftiiu
A. feet water fro t, 4J feet deep, fat full
Inlwrinatioa addreaa -WM. A. VhAX, ;
47 Lcilniton street. Baltimore.Jld.
- - -ir . 7.- - TTe'vn. iitl DJ
Zl'J caati. or payable Septotabor 15, 1KW,
w.tu aooo. sv. hpattersOV
rl hoiae-'or.o well known to the elliien,
reliable lamily bueea
r.o wen snown m. vui,...! ,
Aoi'ly st tbe livery stable oi f
F. A. JONES & CA. , I
1UK OLD HhS ISLAM"-n
I u k... t'uai aero, of which aboatw i
cleared and very rich land. A oarjain o ?
be ..cured by 'i''BBRYAW A CO. i
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