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MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL TUESDAY. JULY 27, 1886.
TUESDAY, t I JILY MM.
THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
tor (hanvllor-JIEMY T. ELLET1.
Circuit Court Judgr-l. B. ESI ES.
Criminal 0ir JuJye-J. J. WHOSE,
Probate tourt .Mo" J. S. 0 ALLOW AY.
Attorney (irwrat-G F.O. B. PETERS.
shrriff-w. j. caxxox.
(rruit Court Clerk-DAN HCIIl.OSS.
(rimimil Court CUrk-DICK CAPERS,
Connty.CoMtl tlrrlc-P. J. (J C 1(1 LEY.
lru,t,(-AXIli'W J. HARRIS.
RccUt.r-X. F. BARRISOX.
KrFBEIK JI UUIN.
(o( at Large.)
PETER TVRNEY, Franklin County.
W. C. CALD WELL, Uilmn County.
D. L. SXODORASS, Hamilton County.
B. B. IVRTOX, Montgomery County.
W. (.. FOLKES. SMh County.
J AMEN P II CLAN.
Wi learn from very good authority
tbat 18 of the 20 distiietaof Tipton
county are for James Phelan lor Con
gress, and that there is an increasing
enthusiasm for the nan who has the
confidence of the woikingmcn, as one
of whom they cou'il nnfely expect tliat
In ConKiPH! ho would vo'e for every
law that woulil in the least degree have
the effect of abolishing the e vils of
which tbey justly complain. Mr.
riie'aa Iks from litn boyhocil been a
piononnrcd champion of the prxr
man's arise, and is distinguished
among public men for his sincerity
and real for ti e wcrkingmnn. Ho
sympathizes with them, knows what
they want, ard would, if elected, he
their advorata and friend. The peo
ple of Tipton who know him indorse
him to this effect, and will stand by
him in the convention.
NO C al'CTN.
Thb Knoxville Tribune is again
pressing upon the Democrats of East
Tennessee the necessity for caucus
of the delegates from that section of
the Stats to the Gubernatorial Con
vention, in order to harmonize on one
candidate and present a solid front for
him in the convention. This we think
would be a mischievous proceeding
and might lead to serious party divis
ion. If West and Middlo Tennessee
followed suit, weelionld have tho spec
tacle of the three grand divisions hav
ing already usurped the functions of
. tho convention by fixing each of tbom
upon a candidate, confronting each
other after the man nor of the Winleis
and Quigley delegates in our recent
county convention, unalterably fixed
and determined to have no other
than their own candidate. Sorry to
differ with our esteemed contempo
rary, whose work and ability have
Ion;- since challenged our admiration,
hut m ? can see in this caucus propo
sition c.ly mischief and party subdi
visions, b'ekorings and feuds.
WILLIAM AHEAD OF BOH TAY
LUH, Bon Taylor having lost his grip in
East Tennessee, and being difeated by
Allieon in bis own county, cannot
reasonably expect the nomination of
the Democratic party for Governor.
Of 182 delegates elected be baa only
57, whereas Williams, who is an abler
man in every respect, has 61. In tho
First, bin old Congressional Distiict,
Bob Taylor can only count on in
structed delegates from six counties;
tho other six refused to Instruct d r
him. In the Third District he has
only ten inslruc'ed delegates. Will
iams beat him, and in tho Second tlwy
refused to instruct for him. With
these (acts and figures be (ore them, it
is folly for the comity conventions of
Wist Tennessee to instruct for Taylor,
if they instruct at all it should bo tor
ltob lxwney, our boms candidate, who
grows every day in popular lavor. If
the Kt Tei lH'S.H'e liubernn'.oriul can
didates were to bo'd a caucus tomorrow
as the Knoxville Tribune suggest,
Williams would be the choice of that
section of the State beyond a doubt.
TlIK HI NIKF.N.H MUTATION.
Midsummer beat and the ''dead sea.
son'' are now upon us, but the propor
tion of trade doing holds well above
tho transactions of the samo time a
year tg) ,as pointed out by that barom
eter of trade, the Clearing IIoubs re
port. The total increase of the last
week's clearings, as shown in the full
1 st oa our commercial page, amounts
to 4.1 per cent, over the corresponding
date last year. This, however, in
cludes the speculative operations of
New York ; therefoie, the real progress
of trade can be beet judged by leaving
o it New York. doirg we find the
increase compared with a year ago to
be 2(16 per cent, during the woek.
Such a n suit is encouraging, and al
though pre fits remain low, the pros
pect is evidently good. Tho improve
ment is not a "epurl ;" ths weekly
clearing figures show it to be sound and
wholesome. The steady, gradual In
crease is a sign of coming permanent
activity. As the improvement pro
ceeds, confidence lucrtaw, and confi
dence is the life of t'ade. In this
wrek's e'earirg repor's only three
cities aie mentioned as having suf
fered a decrease as compared with the
same week last year. New York de
cri08d in its clearings 5.1 per cent ,
Peoria, III , 2 7, Fort'and, Me., 31 per
cent Referring to cities of interest to
Memphis we find tho following ratea
of iocteiee over the previous year on
the corresponding week! Chicago
17.3, 8L Louis 25.(1, Cincinnati 20.8,
Kansas City 34 7, New Orloans 14.7,
Louisville 6.9, Memphis 35.1. The
New York Herald ol Saturday quotes
money on call on stock collaterals at
I) to 4 percent, and report foreign
exchange dull bnt study; nominal
asking quotations 4.86 for 60 days
and 4 88 for demand. The New York
Buttelin reports: "No change was
male in the Bank of England rate of
discount, which contiuuej 2 per cent
During the past week the bullion in
tho bank decreased X33.000, aad the
proportion of reserve to liability, which
last week was 39 1-18, is now 39 0 16
percent. The weekly statement of
the Bank of France showed a decrease
of 1,850,000 franca gold ard an in
ctcaee of 2,800.000 f wiics silver. The
local money market was a tiifls more
active, rail loans on stock ranging
1J033 per tent." The Boston Uather
Jicyorter't New York correspondent
states: ' About itocks and the money
market '.here is not much to be said,
1 xcept that it stems to bs about an
even game hotween bnveis and sellers.
The trade is spiritless and the flcc'.u
atior.s are ins'gnificant. The brokers
may as well rus kale; they haven't
enough to do ti keep them out c f
mischief. The exports of specie laet
week amounted to 85,682, and thus
fr tills year tbey aggregate f 42,525,614,
against $16,lL'3,!i;!5 for a similar period
in 1885, and f 15,188,410 for a like date
in 1881." In Boston the money mar
ket continues steady, but with a mod
erate business demand only. At the
Clearing House the borrowing
rates aro 5 per cent. The New
York iWfratoretutes: "East Tennes
see consols and Knoxville acd Ohio
bonds are both dusirablo securities.
Good for income and also appreciation
in value." The earns journal adds
that the Central Ohio is about to save
157,500 a year 1 y refiindii g $2,500,000
(I per cent, bonds into now 4J per
cents. This is another ttraw showing
the tendency of interest to reach a
lower b.iris. Will make high interest
bearing securities much more valua
ble. The Indicator also say that white
the cx forts of merchandise for the
twelve months were less than for any
previous year s'nee lsso, and nearly
105,000,000 less than in 18S4-85, the ex
ports for the six months ended June
30th were notquits0,000,C03 less than
in 1885, and the exports for Juno,
1886, were larger than in any correi
ponding month since June, 18S0.
While the showing for the year is
not very encouraging, there bss
been noticeable improvement in
the past else months, and par
ticularly in July, so that there is.
now ft very pleasant prospect of our
foreign trade returning once more to
its former volume. In tho last four
months our exports have increased
about f 16,000,000 as compared ith
the corresponding period of last year.
Our imports have been increasing evon
uioro rapidly than our exports, which
id a pretty good sign of the improve
ment in business and confidence in
this country. Our not experts of gold
both for the six months end year were
larger tliau for any corresponding
poriod since 1880. In fact, in only two
fiscal yea '8 in the past six kavo we ex
ported inoic gold than we imported,
being in 1886 and 1884. In 1881 we
imported i)7,000,000 more gold than
we exported. Our net expo'ts of
silver show a considerable decrease es
com pa red with hint year.
"'rTieIe"pu1)li!an8 pretend ',ly believe
that they will not only elect their can
didates for Supreme Court Judges in
August, but olect then candidate for
Governor in November, and that hore
after Tennessee will bo ft Republican
Slate. They aro making desperate cf
foits to eloct their candidates for Su
preme Court Judges in August, know
ing such a triumph would secure tho
State iu November, ami they have re
sorted to the most unscrupulous moth
Oils. The Knoxville Tribune, in ex
posing the frauds to which tho Repub
licans of Eut Tennessee have resorted
says: "Wo havereeeivEda letter from
a correspondent in Claiborne county
containing a ticket on which is printed
the names of four of the Democratic
candidates for Supreme Court Judges
and one of the Republican candidates.
The name of W. M. ISaxier, It 'publi
can, appears in the place of I. L.
Snodgras", Democrat. We have aleo
received a telegram from Sweet
water notifying us that sptv
rious tickols are being distribu'ed
in Monroe county. We have rellab'o
informition from one or two other
counties and wo have no doubt that
there mixed tickets have been sent al
ready Into every district in every
county in East Tennessee. The
scheme seems now to be to defeat D. L.
Snodgrass and elect W. M. Baxter,
though this may bs only blind to
cover some deeper laid plot We can
only say to Democrat, "Watch and
work." The same frauds will no doubt
bo attempted in Middle and West Ten
neesee, and to guard against imposi
tion every Democrat should carefully
read his ticket before depositing his
ballot. There is reason to fear tbat
there will be mistakes and confusion
in regard to the regular ticket
in Shelby county. The Democratic
Executive Committee issued
card immediately after the ad'
journment of the Couity Conven
tion giving the names of
the nominees, including the nominee)
for Supreme Court Judges. This card
was merely issued for distribution
during the canvass. But we under
stand many are carefully holding
theeo cards, believing tbat they are
the tickets given them to Tote on the
day of the election. Every vote of
this soit cost would not be counted in
the election of Supreme Court Judge,
which would be a loss of the entire
Democratic vote of Shelby county for
the Democratic candidates. Al the
proper time the Democratic Executive
Committee will furnish the regular
ticket to be voted on the day of the
election, a t!cket which it will be im
possible to counterfeit. The Demo
cratic ticket for Supreme Court Judges
is as follows:
roi THI 8T1TI 4T tAtOt,
PBTER TURNEY, of Franklin County.
W.C. CALDWELL, of Glbion Count.
roa tri iastis Division,
D. L. ENODURAS8, of Hamilton County.
roa THI M1DDLI DlVISIOir,
H. 11. LURT0M, of Montomsri County.
ro TRi WISTIKK DIVKIOK,
W. C. FOLKKij, of bhtlbf County.
ticket yoted lu any jjUjci loin
will not be counted. The ticket given
above is in exact conformity to ths
law, and Democrats in every connty
should see to it that no vote be lost
because not cast as directed by law.
Tbe Democratic. State Executive Com
mittee at Nashville should tend in
structions at ones to the party in every
county in the Staf.
WC WILL WIN.
The news from all ptrts of the coun
ty presiges the triumphant election
cf tbe Democratic ticket. The coun
try Dunocrati hsve fallen in lice
almcst to a man. Democrats who
actively participa'ed in the canvass of
1880, 1882 and 1884 concur in the opin
ion that the party is now more united
ttan it was in either of tboze elections,
when the Democrats swept tbe conn
ty. In every section of the connty
Democrats have united in the deter
mination not to undo by carelessness
or lethargy the good work of the past
and turn the county over to the party
that once ruled and ruined the South.
Our candida'es have not bcon engaged
in rant and racket in the city, but tbey
and their friends have ponetrat
cd every part of the county, and
everything indicates a grand and
overwhelming victory in the election
one week from ThnrsJay. This con
fidence is predicated on the belief that
Dmjcrats will bestir thennelves b0
working for the tickot andnisting a
fall vets on tho 5 h of August. That
eo'dior is not worthy of vietcry who
giounds his aims or rolaxes one sing e
effort until his banner waves in tri
umph over the battlements of tho
routed and vanquished enemy. Bo
cause cer'nin victory is in your grasp,
DciuocinUi, yonr duty Is not ended
but only begun. Let us turn the vic
tory into a rout. Tbe more decisive
the defeat of the enemy the lees his
ability .to harass us again. Eternal
vigilance is tbe price of victory as
well as liberty. The only business In
band is to bring out a full vote. Iiere
is where the remaining ten days' work
of tho canvass is called for. The Exec
utive Committee is perf orming and will
continue to psrform with superhu
man energy its duties. The candidates
have gone out to the highways and
the byways among the people, and
Democratic voters of Shelby if you
will turn out and work until the clo'o
of the polls on the 5th of August a
glorious victory will bo acbiovod.
THE MEXf AN TROUBLE.
Eiellemeii l li
-iMlns; at I'ano Del
ElTaso.Tiix . i i'y 25. Tho excite
ment on bo'h sides of tho river amon
the Mexicans as well as the Americans
has been so ureat tbat both govern
ments have concluded, for the purpose
of allayiDg it, to conduit further nego
tiations secretuiy ana witiiout pumie
ity. For Hiat reneon Consul Brigham
has had no further advices B'ncs yes
terdav, on the a'l absorbing topic ot
Cutting's imprisonment. Meanwhile
soldiers continue ns thick as black
berries in IVso) del Norte. The sleepy
old place wears as martial an air as it
is possible for such a relic of antiquity
to assume. In marked contrast to the
nervous exhibition of military power
in I'aso del Norte and in entrant to
the excited and eager .in
teiest taken ill this international qui s
tlou bv the citizens of El Paso, is the
supremely ca'm indiQerence of Uncle
Ham. who is drowsuw at fort iiiiss.
within a hundred ya rds of
tbe hoetile hills of Mexico on
the other side of a shallow mountivn
stream. To look at Fort Bliss noboily
would imagine that within one mile
of it a hcslile city was bustling with
armed men, breathing fier vengeance
ssiint tho hated Americans. Sur
reptitiously a train load of troops frMn
Chihuahua that was mossed, as an
nounced last night, arrived at Taso
del Norte. The Moxicans are perfect
adepts in keeping their intended mili
tary movements quiet. Caro is taken
that whatever of a tangible nature
really do?s transpire in military cir
cles is immediately brought to the
knowiodgeof the government at Wash
ington. A report wag current in El Foso last
night tbat the arrest of Medina, who
csusod Cutting's arrest nnd who was
guilty two dnys ftgo of the disturbance
during which Consul Brighftm's clerk
was insulted and threatened, was only
nominal, and while it was pretended
that he was in jsil, he was in reality
quickly bid away in a secure build
ing. It has been given out publicly,
however, that be is confined in cell
No. 7, in the same jail in which Cut
ting is incarcerated. Tbe truth is tbat
Medina, while being conducted to jail
by the Mexican police became very
belligerent, frightening his escoit all
along. District Judgo Rsnya hap
pened to come along, and seeing tbe
state of affairs, took Medina's arm and
led him without reais'ance to jail,
where he spent that night Next day
he was tried and found guilty of dis
turbance and fined. Cutting was
brought before Judge Oasteneda,
and informed that his case
had become of such national
importance that it would have to be
transferred to the First District Conrt
where sentence would be pronounced
at some future day. Con-ul Brigham
tried to get a reply as to when the trial
wonld take place, but could get no sat
isfaction. It is beoomins more evident
tbat Mexico is determined not to give
Cutting up. Rumors on the streets of
Faso del Norte are to the effect that a
train load of troops, with artillery, is
coming up from Chihuahua. It begins
to look in this section like war.
mlif of lh DmMiit Eaeea
ttve Commits ('llxl.
ItrroiiL to Til ArriL.I
Dmwih, Tkisn., July 26. All the
members of the Democratic Executive
Committee and tbe Democratic mem
bers of the respective bars of Weak
ley, Obion, Qlbeon, Haywood, Dyer,
Tipton. Lauderdale and Fayette conn
ties will meet at Rives, Obion county,
Thursday, the 20th Instant, to nomi
nate a Democrat!, candidate for Chan
cellor for the Twelfth Chancery Dis
trict Chairmen will notify members
of their roapective committees.
CHARLK8 H. BWINrt,
CUAKLKd A. MILLER,
aUuitwr of tho Sttta Dmoonli Kiecu
Ut Oommltt .
Foundations, cellar wallidTboild
ngs subject to overflow iktatd bs cob
stmrted with LouirriUi OsassaW j It li
Gtatacnifte ivr tbe "Am!;
TliE GOD OF CWCillATI.
A BAD CHARACTER IX EARLY
Some Frolicsome Escapades Tbat Bo
Not Tally With Her Present Pre
tensions as the Almighty.
The Cincinnati Enquirer of Satur
day last, published a siateroentsettiDg
faith that Mrs. Martin, who aesumss
to bs (iod Alrcizhty, was, before sh"
was msrried, a little f s' and guilty of
adultery with ber brother-in-law.
Brooke, whoee wife plays tbe role of
the Ilolv Uhost. Toese revelations
concerning Mrs. John B. Martin's
past life, before she acquired her di
vine nature ana powers, created a pro
found sensation in Cincinnati. On all
fides sympathy was expressed for her
husband, who has always been a man
above reproach. Mr. Mart n
wts, as might be expected,
grettly exasperated by the disclosures,
and his grief was pitiab'e. Judge Jo
siah Chambers, a resident of Preble
county, Ohio, for over fifty years, and
universally respected, and Mr. Josiah
Campbell, a venerable, whits haired
gentleman of spotless charae'er, were
tt'e main sources of information in re
gard to the scandal. The affair oc
curred on the Onio and Mississippi
train to St. Loais, one night in Decem
ber, 1872. As was stated yesterday,
the fcandal illicit have remained
a secret but for tbe presnnco on the
train of J. P. Charlie, of Ea'on, who is
as good a man as John P. Martin or
any of the tar.ct'lisd cranks on Walnut
Hills. It wes
THROUGH JJIM WRITING TO Jl'UGB i.lt
MOKE, of Kitten, that tho disgraceful episode
leaked out and became the Uik of
Ea'on. The na'ure of the charges de
manded au investigation against Win
M. Brooke, who was a m-mber of the
Methodist Church in good standing.
It may readily be seen that the con
viction of Brooke meant the guilt of
his companion in the sleopingcar.
The selection of such men as Judgo
Chambers and Mr. Campbell on the
committee of investigation was
a guarantee that the accused
would not be unjustly treated
J. N. Lake, the third member
of the committee, alterward turned
out badly and was sent to tbe peni
tentiary for forgery. The investiga
tion was held on this 13th of May,
1873, as stated, and the testimony oi
tbe conductor of the sleeper, MeKen
ney, the colored por.er and one or two
others, pointed conclusively to tbe
guilt of Brooke. "The committee,"
as Judge Chambers raid to the En
quirer man, "were at a lo;s what to do.
Two of us were
convinced or urooke's gdilt,
but Lake pretended that he was not
entirely ea'.i-flod. Ho urged that dis
missal from the church would greatly
scandalize the church and bring dis
grace upon Brooke's innocent wife
and children. We agreed to com
promise the matter with throe sepa
rate reports, and the accused was not
disciplined. Mr. Lake, who was secre
tary of the co;nmit.ee, for some unex
plained reason, subsequently de
stroyed the testimony in his Lands."
Judge Chambers' positively dis
claimed tbat there was nialiej in tho
matter on his ps.it, or on thn part of
his a;scciat, Mr. Campbell. The
proof wasonc'usi ve to them tint Wm.
M. Brooke and Hannanh Snpplee hRd
occupied the sime bi-rtii in the eloeper,
and were driven from it by the con
ductor and his colored porter. Mr.
Josiah Campbell wes f.und at his cozy
home. The old gentleman is in foeble
health, but is not afraid to go hence,
conscious that he has led
A MI'S OF VIKTl'B AND KINDNESS
and honesty toward his follow man.
Tbe ststyment of the conduc'or end
porter weio t ken down by Mr.
Campbell at the tims of the trial and
carefully preserved. He is willing to
take oath that they mo correctly
given. He declared that the porter
and conductor were very straiiilitloi-
ward, gentlemanly fullowp, who were
examined sepaateiy ana did not vary
in an essential pm'licular. So far as ho
could see, there was 110 possible clnnce
to sot up a echeine on Brooke. The
trial was fairly c ,ndue'ed. Mr. Camp
bell only contented to allow Irs napor
containing the evidence at the inves-
tigu'ion to bs copted, bocau-e he
thouirht the sacriliirious prac'ices on
Walnut Hills oiiKbt to he stopped. He
was estonisbed tbht Jlsnnau Maitin
should pretsud to be God Almighty
because of hfr psst record. Ho said
that while the Sunpleo family occu
pied a part of bis house Hannah was
attended by ft young man who claimed
to be from Mississippi. T. e pair went
away together and wore gone three
weeks, Miss buppiee
CLAIMED TO 11B KNGAGKD TO Till
She returned from her trip bavin
iu her possesion a gold watch am
chain and other jewelry, besides a fine
silk dress, which were given to her by
the Southerner. He went away, and
some months afterward Mies Hannah
said aha had receiver a letter statins
tbat he had died in the South of yel
low fever. This incident in Mrs. Mar
tin's early life was corroborated by
several old ladies in Eaton, who were
conversant with the circumstances.
It unfortunately happened tbat Mr.
John P. Charles was absent from
home, and could not give his version
01 the scene on tne l'uiiman sleeping
car. The in lignation of Mr. John B
Martin would be justified to tbe fullest
extent were it not for the blasphemous
pretensions ol bis better ball.
IT SKKMS CBUKL TO UNLOCK A DEAD SK
and parade it before the world, and it
is enough to shock the nerves and
arouse tbe wrath of more patient men
she and her followers declare, an or
dinary woman. She stands higher
than the saintly mothers and daugh
ters of the land. She is not the child
of God, one of the great human family
which recogolzse the fatherhood of
God and the brotherhood of mart, bnt
she poses divinity Himself, absolutely
without guile. A score of reputable
men and women have aeumed tbat
Christ is embodied in Mrs. Martin,
and that In time Qie entire world will
bow down and wonhip her, The
fiture converts ought to know
all about their Dety. It would
be terribly mean to rake up
the past record of a woman nnder or
dinary circumstances, but this is an
exceptional case. It is not asserted
that Mrs. Martin has ever been un
faithful since her marriage. Her hus
band's testimony to her eharaeter
fines they were mated is as manly as
it is earnest, but the past rises like a
hideous epocter to blot out her God
like qualities. Does any one believe
that the Almighty can sin or commit
an error, or that He his animal desires
which no sense of virtue or prudence
could control ? The other members of
the Brooke family, besides John F,
and William M., who have gone astray,
have not been referred to, and Will
iaiu M, would baye remained un
noticed but for the necessity of prov
ing tie charges (gains'. Mrs. Martin.
MB. MARTIS'S STATEMENT.
The infamous falsehoods, misrepre
sentations and garbled interviews
published in the Enquirer have been
so gross and gone to euch lerg hs as
to cxnict ail virtue from ioither
patience or reticencs oa my pert. T) e
wfole sto y in ihis morning' Enquirer
is absolutely false ward md woof-
except tbat my wife and Mr. l'rooke
were on a certain train when a cer
tain man who had a spite at tho family
for something was also on the train,
and took occasion to concoct a scheme
for their injury, and which wes ex-
pioueri at t'o t me. This a'tnek. Is
m st dastardly andcoward'y; an ou'
rage upon my wife ai well as all con
nected with her. and a diecrjea to
11 more reputable pacers would
take up the story and berate my wife
for unchastity they could net affect
tier cnaracier in my mind. 1 do not
believe a purer woman lives on the
earth tban she is, and I know her
better tban anybody else.
un, bow truly dies tne liibie de
clare, through Apostle James, that the
"tongue is an unruly member, full of
deadly poison;" that "it setteth on
fire the whole course of nature, and
it is set on fire of bell."
All this shameful t-dk cones f om a
few goFsipinz people who havefdiltdto
learn thespiritof Chr et,without wLich
we are cone of His. Wbilel may not
sos just bs my wife does in all her re
1 gious belief, I want it understood
that 1 shall stand by tier and protect
ber from tbe howling hell hounds
w'ao would wrench her charae'er and
life from her with the avago recklesi
ne;s of a wolf upon a bleating himb.
It it was not for tbe fact that
s'oe stands bravely up in the face
ot All the vile persecution nnd
truits in the gracs of God that
sustains her, I do not know but
that 1 should be tempted to resurrect
my old musket that I carried three and
a half years to shoot the enemuss of
my uuuuiry uuu nuuui cveiy wukiirt d
son who is interested in d'Seminating
such scandal againet her. Bat eo far
Divine erace bas sustained us bo h.
I am a Methodist "alter the strictest
sect," and, believing in its doctrine of
forbearance in tune ol persecution, l
ask the prayers of my brethren that I
may be sustained by uod s grace ana
kept from any rash act.
j. a. aA&iia.
Brooke on All ronra Playing Sail.
A correspondent of the Enquirer
telegraphs from Eaton, U.. the un
savory history of the Brooke family,
and eays tbat some two years ago a
man by the name of McCarty came
here and preached in the Methodist
Episcopal Church, aud his ecrmons
were such rank sanctification doctrine
that the Rev. Brewster closed bim up
in one of his discourse, which raised
some commotion, and several of the
members adhered to McCarty, and
mcetiDus were field around in private
risidencos. They were carried on until
one young lady went intone. They
have been more quiet since, but they
hold occasional meetings yet. John
C. Brooke held meetings in Camden,
Kdir Haven and LswiBburg, in this
county. He reached sicctification,
and at Camden, it is said, he got down
on his hands and knees atul crawled
around through the aisles of the
church and would ha'loo out: "Hitch
on to God and go along to glery,"
meaning for a'l thess who wantad to
go to gloiy to hitch on to him. The
mee'ing resulted in him catching tome
convene and doing considerable (lain
nco to all tbe churches of tbe place
that he and his band of holiness
Hraro Excursion Train Wrecked
Altercation Between Klval
ISPKOIALTO THI iPPSil..!
Helena, Akk., Juiy 26. There was
an excursion of colored . people
over the Mobile and Northwestern
railroad yesterday, from Helena to
Jones'.own. wnen aoout seventeen
miles out theemine hit a bos. which
threw the engine rcross the track and
wrecked a number of flats. The engi
neer was the only one injured.
T thieves broke into the dry goods
store of Morris Wronker last night and
carried oil quite a quantity of goods.
B. J. Bais and Wiley Jarmon, p
poB'ng candida'es for Connty C.erk,
had an altercation last Friday over
campaign matters, and for a while the
friends of both gentlemen were un
cssy as to the ultimate resnl's of the
affir. The gentlemen, however, very
wieely submitted the mat er to the ar
bitration of three gentlemen, who
have amicably adjusted the issue to
tbe satisfaction of all parties.
A good rain fell all over this section
vestorday and today, which was in
many places, especially the over
flowed district ot Arkansas, neeuoa
A Catholic Prleat Take In to Hint.
cir a Wile.
New York, July 26. The fact bas
just been made pub ic that the Rev.
W. J. Sherman, one of the assistant
priests of ihs Roman Catholic Church
of the Visitation, Brooklyn, has vio
lated his ordination vows 01 celibacy.
Before he studied for the priesthood
he had courted Matilda McCoy, bnt
had been refused by her on the ground
of h s yonth. He took the refusal
greatly to heart, and then began to
stndy for the priesthood. After his
ordination be became connected witu
the Church of the Visitation, in Ver
ona street, of which the ReT. W. J.
Lane is nastor. Soon after this, the
young priest resumed his visits at the
house of his former sweetheait. She
was persuaded that she could love
him and he agreed to forget his vows
for her sake. About a month ago
they came to this city, and stekiiig
out the Rev. F. J. Sjhneifler, who has
fraqnsta&y ssattcd okrplng couples,
they were married according to the
ceremony of the Protestant faith. Tbe
bride then returned to her home
in Douglass street, Brooklyn, and the
priest went back to his quarters
near his church. The secret was well
kept, bnt eradaallv it became known,
To his fellnw nripstn and his parents
Father Sherman denied the truth of
the story. Finally bis mother went to
tbe hou-e of the bride s parent ana
was convinced that the marriage was a
fact. The priest's father is a well to
do builder of Brooklyn. -He and his
wife eaid yesterday tbat their son was
dead to them henceforth. Father
Lane mlH ha knew nothinr? of the
truth or falsity of the statement that
rattier Bnerman was marnea. 11 u
had thus violated his priestly vows,
Father Lane eaid he would be ex
pelled from the priesthood as soon as
the matter wae laid before Bishop
Loughlnru Father Lane also eaid that
Father Sherman was away on his va
cation and had been gone three weeks.
The length ol his vacation the priest
did not know. It is unusual lor
Roman Catholic priest to take more
than a week or two for vacation unless
in ill health. It was stated yesterday
that Father Sherman and his wife
wore living in Atlantic venue, Brooklyn.
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The Convention nt Hives Nlittlon a
ISFRCIAL TO Tlil ArPBiL.I
Brownsville, Tenn., Jnly 20. A
convention met at Rives Station last
Friday to try to bring aboat an ar
rangement whereby one of the Demo
cratic candidates for Chancellor in this
district wonld retire from the canvass,
so that one would ba left opposed to
Mr. Walker, the Republican candi
date. The convention failed in its
object, and Judges Sow rs and Living
stone are both still in the field. Both
tho gentlemen aro very strong, and it
ia feared by many that they will so
split the parly that Walker will be
The Crencenta on' Their Travels.
IHI'ECUL TO T1IR APPRAL.)
Montgomery, Al., July 26. Sev
enteen members of CreBC eut Fire Com
pany No. 24, of New Orleans, arrived
hfre yesterday morning aod were re
ceived by the Lomax No. 4, of Mont
gomery, nnd taken by them as their
special guests to Jpckaons Lake. They
left last night via Kennesaw for Chat
tanooga and Western cities.
Attempted Nnlcicle Cansed by De
spondency Hold Bobbery.
ISPKCIAL TO Till APPIAL.l
Birmingham, A Li.,July 26. A white
man named Charles Drew, attempted
suicide today by Uking belladonna.
He bad been out of employment for
some lime, aud h&vi g a family to
support, had grown vaiy despondent.
It is thought tonight ttiat he will re
cover. At the negro Baptist Church last
night, Oscar Dosier (colored), was at
tacked by a etrango negro, who at
tempted to take bis watch. Dozier
resitted, and was badly cut with a
razor. His assailant escaped.
John Jarrett repeated his tariff
speech tiere tonight by special request.
A l'loeky Yonnic Woman and a Cow
ardly Brnte The Colored
I8PIOIAL TO THI APritAL.I
Aiikrdkbn, Mies., July 26. Today
at Cotton Gin, a tnnll town sixteen
miles north of this place, a young lady
by the name of Woodeon, who claims
to have been insulted by David Mar
tin, a young man of the neighbor
hood, fired one shot at him with a
pistol without infecting any injury.
She keops a small store in Cotton Gin,
and had warned Martin not to enter
her premises. Disregarding her com
mand he entered, and as he did, she
shot at him. lie s'.ruck her with
chair and broke her arm, prevent
ing her from firing a second time. He
was arrested and put under a bond of
$1000 to keep the peace.
The Baptibt convention (colored),
which has been in session for several
days, adjourned today. It has been
Two excursions came in yesterday,
one over tbe Mobile and Ohio, ana
tbe other over the Illinois Central,
bringing some 600 excursionists.
A good rain fell here this evening.
or a Biz Story Business BnlMtng- at
St. Louis, Mo., Jnly 20. The large
six story buck building situated at tne
corner cf Washington avenue and
Ninth street, and occupied by the
Simmons Hardware Company, col
lapsed at 10:30 o'clock last night The
bu.lding has always been considered
perfectly sound, tbe inspector so re
porting it after" his last examination.
No cao9 can be assigred for the col
lapse, except that the upper stories
birea too heavy burden. At 10:15
o'clock the watchman started on his
round through the building, bnt noth
ing ont of toe ordinary attracted his
attention. No eooner bad he left the
building, however, than he'heard a
tremendous ciasb.and looking behind
him saw a clond of doet and splintere
rising into the air but could not imag
ine what had happend, for tbe front
of the building remained intact. Upon
closer examination, however, be
found that the entire structure, from
ten feet to its front to ita resr.had fallen
lo. He Immediately turned In an
alarm of lire and the en el nee
were soon at tbe scene. Their
service were not required, however,
for there was no fire in the building.
The Simmons Company is one of the
largest of ita kind in tne West, and
does a larg business, but its present
stock is the smallest that they have
had on hand for years, and ita lore
therefore Is not so great at it wonld
have been. The company employs a
large force of clerks, and had the col
lapse occurred at any time other than
at night a great loss of life would have
great Remedy for
PLANTER PA HIS.
IIAIK and FUSE BRICK, Etc.
resulted. The total damage to tbe
stock is estimated at $50,000; tbat to
tbe building at $35,000. The front of
tbe build'ng is st.ll standing, but it is
thought that it bas been rendered so
insecure tbat it also will fall before
morning. Guards have been p'aced
on the streets leading past the wall to
warn pedestrians not to venture too
HUBERT O. 1H0MPS0N.
The New York Politician I'onnd
Dead In His Bed.
New York, July 26. Hubert O.
Thompson was found dead in his bed
at the Woith House, Madison Square,
at 9:35 o'clock this morning. His room
was visited at tbat time by his physi
cian, Dr. Roberts, who had slept in
tho parlor adjoining Mr. Thompson's
bedroom, which was room No. 3 in
tne hotel. He had last seen Mr;
Thompson alive at 4 o'clock this
it.. 1.. 11 1 ; t 1 a
ii. a. : rpl 1
of a fatil result of tbe illuefs which
had caused the ex Cf mmLsBioner to ba
under medical care Kr tome m on the.
Mr. Thompson waa found lying on hia
!rlifr pfiln J H. hi. Irnnia T.n .n
'I'. . 1 ' 1'1 . 1
1 iiH iiiiiiiiHfu ii;m rvin vnrH iiiiaikii
were livid. Hie immediate cause of
death was cerebral apoplexy. Coroner
Meesemer, who was summoned, eaid
that d ath probably occurred at about
Hubert Ogden Thompson was 37
years and 7 months old. He was born
in Boeion, Mass., but wes brought to
this city by his parents when a child
and has ever since lived here. His ed
ucation was acquired in the public
fchoole, and he was graduated with
honors at the Free Academy, now the
Colleire of the Citv of New York.
After ten yesrapa-sed in Wall street 1
was appciuted a cleik in the Water i
x urvruj b umiuu ii jt amhu dimmou, a
then Commissioner of Public Works, i
and soon afterwurd was appointed
Deputy Comm;ssiory?r. He filled the j
latter position with credit for three
years, retignirg in accept from Gov. i
Robinson the appointment of County ;
Ulerir, in place of Henry A. (jumble- '
ton, removed. His term as Comrnis-
siocer of Public Works began in 18S0,
and lasted until the appointment of .
the present Commissioner, Mr. Squirt s, f
Mr. Thompson firtt became active in y
politics in 1871, whoa he joined the '.
Young Men's Democratic Club and T
became an opponent of the old party
leadtrd. In 1877 be was a member of
Tammany Hall, but withdrew from it ,
on account of bis hostility to John '
Kelly, His career since then bb the .
leader of Ihe County Democracy ia; '
well known to tbe public. Personally
be was a man of winning manners and '
a genial companion.
Changes In Lights Between Hem-,.,
phis and Helena.
Helena, Ark., Jnly 26. The United
States Lighthouse steamer Joseph
Henry, with W. R. Bridymon in com-' .
mand, three daya out from Memphis,
put in port here today and report the ;
following changes between Memphis
and Helena: Eosley, down 100 yards; .
Reeves, discontinued; Polk, up 100
yards; Blue Point, down 100 yards;
Towhead below Commerce, down 400
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New Orlbans, La., July 26. Tbe
TtM-Democrat s vicksbuig special; ,.
eays the towboat Arkansas, en route : v
from New Orleans to Pitt- burg, with a (
tow of empties, put in here tonight
for medical assistance, five of the crew
being sick with malarial fever. Dr.
Robbins, of the Marine Hoepital ser
vice, says none of them are danger
Terrific Storm In Pennsylvania.
Pittsburg, July 26. The damage
by this morning's storm will probably
reach $350,000. The storm was the
most severe known for many years.
From almost every town along the
river reports are coming of great dam
age. Houses were flooded and
struck by lightning, crops destroyed,
and trees and fences washed away.
Almost every railroad entering the
city suffered from landslides and
washouts. Whole fields of wheat and
corn have been destroyed, and at one .
point near Evans City a strip of
woodland seventy-five yards wide
by three-qnarlera of a mile long waa
leveled by a tornado.
Banged for Bsst.
Fort Worth, Tax., Jnly 36. Later .
advioea from Comanche county state
that the mob hang the negro boy who -outraged
and murdered Mrs. Stephens 4
The mob was bent on burning him, I
but the mother of the murdered worn- I
an pleaded for a lees barbarous punish-