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SI "EL KIDG-ELT,
' '(laueaaor tm
TAILOR, DRAPER & IMPORTER
' Mo. 38 MADISON STBEET,
li la receipt of larrery
lasted stock erCASSLMERES,
ui 0YERC0ATI56S, all
tleaij) than was srer shown
teck comprises the choicest
aad most dirafcle foods In gentlemen's wear.
10- Samples and Prices on application to those
who hare left fctasurea. '
F I If nl If fi
JO 11 jMllI w ILd HI)
290 MAIN STREET,
- II A V E
Hew Stock Open
The Eomantie, Emotional Aotor,
ROBERT S. MANTELL,
In J no. W. Keller's aaodern aoolety drama
Friday nighfc-The MarsVe Heart.
Saturday matinee Lest performance of
Monday. Oct. 25-ZQZO, the Magio Qnesn.
Eugene Robinson's Museum
Open daily from 1 antil 11 p.m.
ADMISSION , lOe. Reserved seats. 10a extra.
JO-JO, the Dog-faced Bovj Walter II.
Stuart, Armless and Legless Wonder; I. W.
Sprag ae, h Living Skeleton; Mid Qoldie
(jraee, the Long Hair Lady, and a host of
ether curiosities and tvr grand donble com
panies in the beautiful B jou Theater, J 11.
oymend's All Star Co. and Irne fox's Mys
tifying Co. Monday, Oct. 18th Appearance
of P. 1. Barn urn's urund International Con
gross of Oiants, who were to hare appeared
here with his company; alio, an entire new
company in the tin-e'er.
A 50 Cts- Show fur 10 Cts.
A POPULAR SHOW
Forepaugh & Samwell's
Carnival of Novelties and Trained
Animal Show Combined, Under
a Mammotn Tent.
OUT IDE BMJFF FAR ONE WEEK.
Monday Wight, Cct. 18
EVERYTHING NEW !
40 PERFORMERS 40
TWO PEKtOHH JUES DAILY.
Deora open at 1 and 7 p.ui.
Commencing at 2 and 8 p.m.
Bee Ike Novel Street Parade.
Admission to All Only 1Q Cents.
Mrs. Florence Finley Moore
WILL REOPEN HER
Satorvtav. Oct. 2.1(1. at 8 P.M.
MTJLUS On the night of Oct. 3d, 3 milet
eaat of Collierville, 1! black mare mules j
one about four yeam old, in good Cz ana
trimmed up, with little white spot under
jaw; the" other, ton or twalre years old.
rough, and nut to well trimmed. Reward
for Information, or return of mules to J. W.
loung, Memphis, or
W. T. PRICE. ColHcrvtlle, Tenn.
STRAYED OR S OLEN.
MARE From my residenoe, 399 Union
street, one dark gray mare, 3 years oln.
about 14 hands h't a, lit ht gray spot on left
hip. Return, and be rewarded , t
J A. IfaREST A CO.
ROOMS AMI HOARD.
)RIVATB B 'ARDtNfl-At 21 Haddea
avenue. Pay board and lodging.
LldlBLE ROOMS With superior board,
JAMES WASHINGTON, formerly eook t T3O0MS-Two or three unfurnished rooms
the Gayosn, has been einvloyd as - XX by two persens. Ai.plyat Schilling's
tererfor453 and 465 Shelby s'reet, 2 sq" r.i Boardirghonse, Adams sfeet.
below Gayoso, where superb meals vith A ,.. T . .
prompt attention, will be served for per Acfo" an? l!oUCl?A M.gTh'g
ROOMS-Fmrniahed. with board, ' ft 0,odw,.ind h110. on..8afa'
At H81 Shelby st , t. O from No. 6 to No. 8 in si.e. Address
, I, i-, i. ,. . U At? tit Appeal omCvj,
"""jbl Court Extended. "lil,
"pESIRABLE ROOMS-Vith boa'd. at 3ftl Pennine street. Chatt.nooga, Tenn.
; ,, 72 MA"'S ?T" LiiVBRYBODY-To eall aad see theeele-
OOOMS-Farnished rooms witb hoard. Jli brated Gipsy Clairvoyant, at ITT Ihlrt
1 121 Court street. street, near Poplar.
ST. JAMES HOUStt-88 Adami street, 0OD MILKER Man or woman, for
Board and lodging, ISvday bond. IPSO. VJT dairy. Apply at Koys'cr's, Beoond.
BEAUTIFUL front rooms, slnsle or an fNE or two gentlemen to occupy a nioely
.u'"1' furin1 or nnfurn ished, with or J Nrni.h.d front room in private family;
without bord ; ofter rooms. 104 -103 onrt st. t00d locality, and only 6 bloeks from Oeart
;- Bqoare. Address MINOtt. this offlco..
FOK RENT. QITUATION-As porter or house boy ; oan
O Q ACRE3 LAND Well improved, two g" city reference!. POhfER, Appeal.
OO milessouthof city; good location for , OUNG MAN-Exper'enced in Job Print
dairy and market farden.j Alyto I ln. No. 10 West Court S.reet.
XpURNISHED ROOMS-Suitabl, for twoor Sio'irmSti'wirrn.1:.' K
A three gentlsmen, at 60 Monroe ttrect. profits ; good i.oi'ions
C10TTAGB Seven rooms, on Walker ave- E. G. LEMEN A CO . Atlanta. Ga.
CuVn? ltreet,,;fl 'r'aij,''7 3ALESMEN In everv State in the In ion
atjajnionjMrcoJ. AJfME D to represent a PAINT MANUFACTUR-
TWO STORY BRICK 87 Poplar, 9 rooms EoTABLISHMKNT having several
and ail modem conveniences. Apply to preoULTiiB that are popular and easy sell-
Bergmann A WnKf,ner, m Main street. I".- cn handlod alone or in oonneotiyi
with other goods. Addross THE WM. B.
ROOM-Ni.iely Famished ront Room, fB IOF MANI FG. CO.. BALTIMORE. MP.
every orliveuicnce; i t 142 Madison St. . ,.,, . . r 7 ;
CHAMBERMAID With good reference,
iQQMADI-ON STREET New house. J at 138 Mailieon street.
loo App y nt 32 Madison str-et. -CT7nn'.'.ir- T. T
-, ,,..!T :.k .1 f- n FiAY BOARDERS Or wi hoatrooms,
LLKAsAtl 'urnished room for gentle- II i ih? l'.. in,,ri .trpet
Jl men; HI Waah ngton ; reference required At 1 faft Court street
H0USES-0tiTol(esi.n.str.et. STAMPING AND EMBROIDERING T
Apply at lill Robeson stret. O 0I4tinbeitittle;t ...,.
QTORK-ROO VI On Main str. et, dwelling- X.!L..!.V,liu Mjt
D houseon Court i tree'. ard several vacant O00M8 Well furnished reosss, No. 81
lots. Apnly to II. U SNOWDEN or J. L. M Linden sw.t. '
GOODLOE, 38 Madison street. -..-r.r.r. t ; ; 1 7T i
XD on Mulb.rry street. Apply to ,ttdiel) only. Mdaily easily made; no photo,
Dtt h A. not,. nn pnintin,, pr,j8n, fre8. MRS. 0.
STORKHOUe-K-Kour story anil basement LITTLE, Box 4-13, th sago, III.
aterehoose. No 254 Front stroet. -....JTr: "
MALLOHY, CKAF0hI) A CO. OOS1TION-By a lady as moso Uaoher, or
K- KXtt if" Ti r,,nm. 5i - '"'es-ch young ohildren English branohes.
OOVS-ell lurnished rooms, o. 81 Salary expected moderate Good home de-
Lindon ftret. und. Address '"ieacher," Columbus. Miss.
CtOTTt N FH:K-Ai nly to E. M. Appar-
son A Co., N l 364 Front stroet. VT AN An intelligent. esrnest man to rep-
TiWoiDm u ct n.,i:., .t.i ..t resent, in hU own ooality, a large re-
TPINK OFFI- FH-W Madison street, next , poriBiblo houae. A remunerative sian to
X1 to Clarendon H.rel R rl ht party. Steadypesitum References
MJhHlli.w. -o Maaison nt. exchanged, mcnoiin Manufacturing Ujuse,
"H OUSE-2i0Wiuil'ingtiin S .; 7 rooms and 16 Barclay fit., N. Y.
g J'i! " P"-"" Bt- i OfW ) LBS. FEATHERS Hii best eash
ST0KhH"NS.Bi6TMai. 8,re.t. 1 U' M J pr p.id by u A BA Y, Memphis.
No x iin Street. TTWERYrODY TO KNOW-That 1 wll
No 2n7 MMn Street. Ej FILL TEETH WITH GOLD for tha
Apply t J A JIt.8 LEK.Ja. . 4 Madison St. next thirty days for II 60.
&OOMS-Twq Jjitmlhed or unfurnished AW?S.
li rooms at , 10 Madison street. . 243 Main ereet.
L,-1LB()AT newly lurni.ihed rooms, bath- rLB GOLD k SILV8R-For rash or ax
JJJ rooa, ete. Inquire aWlln Ceurt street, J change. MULFOKD, Jaw r, 29iMam
more Tried and better se-
tkis Reason's Is porta
la this market. Tka
designs, finest textures
AT PRTVA tK SALE For 20 days, in lot
to suit customer, 75 or 80 lots, fronting
on tizth Seventh and Eighth st. extended.
Valuable Farm of 80 acres, on Big Creek
road, near Fraraer Station, on C. and O.
Railroad, 5 miles from Memphis.
Beautiful Suburban Home, with 2 acres of
land, on Second street. North Chelsea.
F. W. ROYSTER A CO., 297 Second st.
ITUNB Horse and Butgy Horse one of the
' finest in the city; any lady oan drive
him. Baggy almost new Woodruff A Oli
ver make. Will sell separate!?, it desired.
Apply at 404 PONTOTOC STREET.
PLANTATION-On the Arkansas River,
Lincoln County 600 aores in high state
of eultivatioa; 161(1 o'ei in tract; well im
proved; steam gin, 2 large barns. 21 good cab
ins and handsome dwelling, 7 rooms, with 20
acres lawn in front. Liberal forms. Apply W
MAI.LORY. CRAWFORD A CO.,
372 and 374 Front street, Memphis,
or J. a O.AKRETf. Saraasa, Ark.
HOUSE AND LOT-60xl60,near Main St.!
oan be had at a bargain. Apply at
287 G EOROIA ST.
HITZF LD'S Oil, Vapor and Oaa Stoves
for light housekeeping. 233 fecond St.
A COMPLETE outfltnf the latest Improved
TROY LAUNDRY MACHLSSK.Y, al
most new. ata oa'tain. Address
WUCUKNHKIM A HAKM4N,
HOUSE AND LOT The J. A. Hayes, Jr..
residence. No. 3ti2 Vance street. Apply
to W. O. HAY KS. State National Bank.
B ''OR SALE CHE'VP-Ne. 6 Washington
Hand Press, for niae-cnlumn paper;
goou as new, enquire at jno. at union st.
AT F. A. Jones A Co.'s., one nice gentle
buggy MAKE that any lady oan drive
or ride perfectly safe.
RESIDENCB-Nos. 86 and 88 Market St.;
in gnnd repair! lot bVAW. Apply to
M. 0. KENNEDY. 47H osby st.
Sideboards, Lounge., etc.
AMES, BEATTIE A CO.,
No 3tii Main street.
IHAMBBft'S FOLDINfl MACHINE-But
KJ little used, and in gnnd condition. Ap
ply at APPEAL OFFICE.
THE leaie and fixtures of the St. El so
Hotel, Meridian, Mies, Twonty-flvo
oommodious rooms, within three minutes
walk of the Union Depot; large sample
room on the street next door; now doing a
Eood business and popular. Can be had at a
argain if applied lor within the next thirty
days. Apply to Charles Elmire, proprietor,
OLD MATERIAL In the storehouses and
Senate Building, occupied by B. Low
enstein A Bros.' ; must be removed at one.
Apply to JOHN RE1D, Builder.
NEAT COTTAGE Of six rooms, and lot
200x44, 64 Dean avenue. Inquire on
C1HEAP One second-hand ROCK AW AT,
J neariy as good as new, at 103 Uni n at
C1EDAR KENCING POSTS-For sale by
J W. R. LAKHIN, Larainsville, Ala.
WOODL AWN SItJCK FARM- In thestaa1
one thoroughbred Running Horse; fee
120. One Trotting Horse; fee, SlO. One Jer
sey Bull ; fee, 82.50 For Sali 30 Uorase,
3 Milch Cows, 15 head Butcher Cattle, Pea
nooks and Newfoundland Pups. Horses ea
pasture, 15 per month ; Texas horses, 10c per
day. Telephone JOSEPH BURNKV.RI.
G1 OOD C00K
T Apply at 15 Washington street.
YOUNG MAN In Kahn A Freiberg's T7j
Goods Department. Only such as had
some experience and first-clans references
DAIRY PLACE-SmaU place, suitable for
a dairy, t ret. Address !tt Alabama St.
TWO ni uly Kiriii.hod rouuis for two gen
t euioa in private family, with or with-
MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL THURSDAY,
ABATEMENT OF TAXES
FRAYED FOR AND SALARY GRABS
The Fell Tax Nuisance Claims Not
Allowed by the County
The County Conrt met at 9 o'clock
am: yesterday, Cbairman Slaughter
presiding. Present: II. M. Thomas,
H. Battenberp, A. R. Pope, J. M.
Coleman, J. B. lilackwell, W. R.
CrofB, C. G. Haahes J. A. Mercer, W.
R. Harrell, G. K. Strickcd, 8pencer
Davie, John F. Elliott, G. R. Ejrnew,
R. M. Maeon and II E. Cannoa.
The petitions of the following named
persona, praying for abatement of
taxes and reductions of aftscsimentB,
were granted: John McNulty, J. M.
Coleman, John 8. Scheibler, J. M.
Walton, Mrs. Amelia Coleman, B. M.
Brown, Mrs. F. G. Jobe, Mrs. M.
Cooper, W. B. Myere, G. AV. Gordon,
John Miller, Mary H. Scratchley,
John Miller, 0. A. Crenshaw, Elixa
Home, A. B. Welbcrn, John T. Joy
ner, F. D. Paradise, Fitet Methodist
Episcopal Church, F. W. Royeter,
agent fur Annie A Gille-pie; C.
Frazer, agent : J. W. Richardson, Mrs.
BoiS e Wliitfinld, II. Riehlmann, Mrs.
8. J. Lsnnard, 8. II. Haynep, 0. W.
Metclf, R. W. Caskin, Mrs. H. Grey,
T. W. Waddle, Mrs. J. M. Mattox,
Martin Langan, Nina L. Guion.
Notice was received from the Chesa
peake, Ohio and Southwestern Rail
road Company that the bridge at
Merrill's crossirg is in a dangerous
condition. No action was taken and
the notice filed.
Ordered, That on completion of any
part or the whole of the work con
nected with the water works otdered
by the court at previous term the
Coairman be authorized to hue war
rant for payment of same.
Ordered, That county convict repair
levee on Todd's creek, on tae road
leading from Frayzer Statioar to
Rileigb, in i s regular order.
The pettion of the Chesapeake,
Ohio and Southwestern railroad ask
in sr for reduction of assessment for
1885 and 1886 to $10,000 per mile we 8
The claim of W. F. Allen for $193
for building bridge across Snphia
Springs fcayou was referred to E M.
Cole and County Chairman with
power to act.
Ordered, That 1C00 copies of the
special grand jury report, relating to
the condition of the various county
tflicps, be printed at a cost not to ex
The petition of J. H. Holthaui, al
leging ill health and asking for per
misticn to peddle without paying
licence w,s, ordeted granted for oae
Ordered, That wood cut by the
WorkLouse band) on Macon road be
sold to the Poorhnue Commissi tnera.
The petition of 0. B. Byran and L.
J. Sjharp praying for abatement of
back taxes was referred to the Chair
jnan and County Attorney with power
tn act. v,
The petition of Chicka?aw Refining
Company lor abatement of lakes was
referred to the Chairman, County At
tornuy and Ju tice of the Peace of the
district where the property is situated.
The daim of G. P. M. Turner for
$1600, balance due for services in
Extetn Noiton case, was laid over un
til the January term.
The petition of citizens of Breedlove
and ValentiLe avenues for the assist
ance of county work Lands to work
said avenues wts ri jscted.
The report of fc. M Cole, biidge
sup-ointetidt-nt.w. s received and filed.
Ordered, Toat a committee be ap
pointed to have papers, e'e, arrr.nged
in the County Clerk's lower vault,
aod that tney be empowered to em
ploy a competent man to do said
work. The Chairman appointed on
said commi tee Messrs. Mason, Pope
Ordered, That the Chairman have
rulf s printed for the use of the court.
Ordered, That matticg be fuinUhed
for the Uoun'y Court room, and a com
mittee appointed to purchase same.
The petition of the ladi-sa of the
Methodist Episcopal Church a king
for an allowance tor certain female
pauprrs was read and rejected.
Ordered That all constables having
in their po session c -rilled statements
or l ets of unpaid poll lax shall at once
turn ovtr the tame for collec'ion to
the Btek Poll Tax Collector, who is
atone authorized to collect said tax.
Ordered furthtr, That hereafter the.
Trustee, on making his annual settle
ment with the Chairman of this court,
(ball make out end deliver to snid
collector a list of all nnpaid polls in
the county, according to wards and
civil districts, on receipt of which said
collector sha 1 prodaed at once to col
lect said tax according to law.
The followiog accounts were al
lowed: J. C. Lake, removing drift 8 5 00
Lytle A Shields 75
P. J. Quigley, clerk : 85 45
E.F. Wills Co 20
J. P. Mahoney 225 50
H. F. Cook, for building well 1.500 00
A. J. Ward, removing drift 25 00
W. Blockiey, work atooua.y jail ... 66 16
Memphis Avalanche 4 50
W. L. Lawless, capture of escaped
convict , 10 00
J. G. Cutaway, potatoes 4 50
Henry Fly, wood 9 00
R. Benyard A Co., blacksmithlng. 60 10
No definite tct'on was taken in the
matter of levying Wolf river on the
Himlman's Fetry road. Tbe action of
the Contt In advertising for bids was
reconsidered, and so it stands.
Afjournedto conrt in course.
BUSINESS 18 FLOURISHING
In Hemphls ai It Never Did Before(
Maya Capt. nartln,
Memphis Utter in the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat: ''Never have we
riomj aucti a t U'ini es as this fall," says
Capt. Martin, the acive manager of
the house of Hill, Fountains & Co.
That is lepeated all alona Front street.
Memphis is to I andlw 100,000 ba'ea of
roiton more thaa she did It-st yar.
Tint will bring her aggrega'e upwards
of 600 0(10 bah s, repie-enting a busi
ness of $3i,000 000. Every bale which
is torned over leaves its sample, its
warehnuBO tax, its enmmiscion, its
completing cost, in Memphis. The
profit dnfs not stop there. The pro
ducers of this cotton uitke Memphis
their purchasing market. This cotton
business has uudtrgone a gr at revo
lution within a few yean. The
product is no longer concentrated in
two or three' trdde csnttrrs and then
tun ed over ti the buyers from abroad.
Every en eroiising lit'le city in tbe
M ss'ssippi Valley now has its dm
presi end its Warehous?. At Yazoa
City the other day tbe latgest compress
lu tie world was put up; it was bought
in New Orleans, whrre it had
bten in me, taken to piec-a
and shipped to tbe hart
of the M'S:iiiiippi Del 'a, a notable rec
rgQi'i in of the change in the laws of
tr de pertaining to the staole. Yrzoo
City, Greenville, Ab-rdten and sev
eral of the smaller cities in the valley
gather in tbe cot' on from their local
t rntory, compress it and store it.
Then along cornea the buyer, rspre-
sentlni the New . Entrfand -maan
factnrer or the Liverpool market- in
t pecta and bays, makes the best terms
for rail or river transportation, and
away goes the whole consignment of
hundreds of bales on a through bi 1 of
lading to its destination. Memphis
ana V icsourg do tnis on a larger
scale, i New Orlears no longer levies
tribute en the whole crop of the val
ley. InvMemphis there are twenty
five salaried buyers who send their
purchases direct to European porta er
to the manufacturers in this country.
Tbe producer and the consumer are
coming nearer and nearer together in
tbe cotton country, at.d that is one
reason why tbe outlook is grnwirg
brighter in tbe "land of heavy dews
and big mortgages," which seemed to
have ruin writ en all over it net
TUB FALL MEETING.
Arrival f Holed Stable Tee let ay
Closxl "part A seared.
There la no longer any doubt that
the fall meeting of tbe Memphis
Jockey Club is destined to be a bril
liant tuccsss. Crank homes are arriv
ing every day, and the fields in each
race promise to he large, and good
contests of speed are inevita
ble. Among the Btab'ei that
arrived yesterday were those
of O. W. Miller, P. A. Brady, Bam
Brown, Mike Walsh, Wm. Mulky, G.
M. Kye, W. II. Williamson, L. R.
Ketchum, John Grayer and Campbell
& Fecton. The saloon puree will foot
np at least $300. Tbe following are the
subscriber: J. A. Pollock, Joe Man
cini, Kurlz & CJumu, TI:eo Washburn,
Richard Eustace, Tennesree Brewing
Company.William Clark, John Oakley
and F. Fransioli.
The name of Mr. Harry Dreve wns
a-cidontally omitted from a previous
publication of subscribers lo the livery
and stables purse.
The pooling privileges have been
cold to Ira E. Bride, atd the saloon
privileges to Washington Bros.
AN APPEAL FOR HELP
For the BaitTerer by the NIarsn at
To the Publlo i
Biaumokt, Tlx., Octobr 18, 1880.
On the night f the lL'thinst. the town
of Sabine Pass was visitetl)by the sever
est cyclone ever known on this coast
causing the waters of the Gull of Mex
ico and Sabine lake to completely sub
merge tbe town and surrounding coun
try, destroying every habi'ablo bouse
excepting two, and sweeping away all
household effects, provisions, clothing,
etc , causing the Iocs ol mauy lives and
leaving the remainder of the citizens
of that city and suriounding country,
numbering some 1200 parsons, home
less and entirely destitute of all the
necessaries of life.
The citizens of this city ate doing all
in their power to relieve the suffering,
but after six days of incessant ffl'jrts
find it impossible to cope with the
disaster. The undersigned, appointed
as a committee to secure funds for the
immediate relief ol the storm strickea
people, call upon yon as a fiiend to
this section t J come promptly to our
aid. Lf yon feel disputed io aseiat us
in this emergency, kindly advi-e
either cf the Undtr igned promptly by
wire, and the contribution will be
carefully and properly dist osed of.
It. F. EDWARDS, Chairman,
Beaumont Lumber Co. and Nona Mills Co.
Manaiter Reliaace Lumber Co.
' S. F. CARTER,
Sec'y Texas Tram A Lumber Co. and Village
LEOHR.LEVT, ; t
" r 'tleneral Morchnnt.
F. C; REYNODDS.
Of East Texas Lund and Improvement Co,
Miss Florenca Lifting was married
last night at the First Presbyterian
Chutch to Mr. Will S. Merrin, of Plant
City, Fla , in the presence of a large
and fashionable audience, the Kev. i)r.
Eugene Daniel officiating. The bride
was arrayed in white silk, en train,
with novelty trimming, and presented
a picture of modebt loveliness that
was the theme of a thousand admiring
comments. The floral decorations
surpassed in gracefulness of design
and artistic execution anything ever
seen here. The altar was occupied by
a floral chapel, emst'ueted ef varie
gated plants and flowers, eo exquisite
ly designed that t e dome looked like
a sky of green studded with stars of
roses. Want of space foibids such
elaborate description as this structure,
the design of Mrs. O. 8. Hook, de
serves. I'he nahera were Messrs. A. R.
McNeee, Lee Basalt, M. J. Shankle,
Whitman L. Lalting, J. W. McLarly,
B. N. Sawtelle, Jesse Bills and Masters
Witberspoon Daniel and Il'chard
Lattiog. The choir was composed of
Misses Jennie Camp.Kva Eberle, V.Lee
Burns, and Messrs. llutton.Amltraon,
Giiilith and Ilaller. Their eigaing of
the ''Biidal Chorus," from Lohengrin,
to tbe air of which the biidal party
filed into the church, was exquisite.
An informal reception, for home folks
only, at Mr. LittinH'a residence, fol
lowed the ceremony, after which the
happy couple departed for their future
home in Florida.
Otmaseerj' feart-Elletl, Jade.
The tax motion docket and matters
penaiuing to tax cases will be called
Tomorrow (Friday) will be regular
Circuit Coart-Katesi, Judge.
Jury Calendar for Oetober 21st:0098,
John Seheib). r vs F. D. and J. L.
Ooopwoodj 101, A. N. Kellrgg News
Company vs T. Nightingale et al;
9103, T. H. JJallman vs Kansas City,
Springfield a. d Memphis Railroad
ComOiUiy; 1)104, Hanauer Oilworks
vsW. B. MsHnry et al; 0100. R. J.
Bli ck & Co. vh Ed Mack ; 9114, State of
Tanne-see, me, Bartliff, v August
Hohhoferetal; 9129, W. C. Schwal
meyer vs F. Ilensieck; 9149, President
Fire and Police Commissioners vs W.
A. Bitkford; 9153, Precident Fire and
P dice Oi mmistioners vs Harlow Dow ;
89!)2, Mrs. Ann Ligrill vs Dr. II. J.
Shaw; 9051, William O'enn & Sons
vs Southern Eipress Company; 9052,
J. W. Knoa, jr., vs C. Wagner; 9079,
M. E. Coi awav vs George P. Munch;
0095, Jos. B. Frat klin vs Accident in
The jury in the Bowdre ra?es were
unable t j sgre i and were discharged.
Tbb breath of a chronic catarrh
patient is cf en so oflonelve that he
cannot- go int i society and he becomes
an obj-ct of disgust. After a time
ulceration so sin, the. spongy bones
are a'tuked, and frequently, entirely
dea royed. A cons'ant source of dis
com'ort is the dnppiog of the puru't nt
secretions in'o the ti roat, sometimes
producing ti.vet-iate bronehi'H, which
in i's turn has tieen the exciting cause
of pulmonary disease. Tbe biiliant
results which have at ended its use
f r years past properly designate E y's
Cream Balm as br far the btt, if not
the oolv te.l cure for bay fever, rose
cold and catarrh.
OCTOBER 21, 1886.
MEYER LP FOR MURDER
BEFORE JUDGE PUB0SF, OF THE
Testlmoay Adduced en the First Day
A i ery Strong1 Array or Legal
1 he trial of Henry II. Meyer for the
killing of Wm. B. Uunnavaut was be
gun yesterday. Owing to tbe general
belief tha'. the day would be consumed
in securing a juty, there was no im
mense demauu for seats in the court
room, aud lo the cisusl observer there
was no outward indication that a trial
of absorbing lntert st was going on. A
strong array of counsel is engagtd on
bothsidts Ihe State is rep esented
by Attorney General Peters. Gen.
Dupuy, Gen. Luke Wr'ght and T. A.
Ryan, while the dofendant'a interests
are committed to the care of Col.
George Gantt, Gen. G. P. M. Turner
and Ex-Judge A. II. Douglass.
Tbe prieontr is a 5onrg and rather
handsome man, something over 30
years of age, of daik complexion, curly
black hair, dark eyrs and black mus
tache, lie has a well shaped bead,
and his general appeararce dots rot
Indicate a ferocious or biu'al nature.
If anything, thote is an expression of
weakness abc tit bis mouth, and the
im pi ess ion conveyed by a clcss study
of his face suggests effeminacy rather
than verility. His manner yesterday
during tbe bearing was calm and com
posed, and while he listened intently
to the testimony he evinced no unus
ual emotion. Contrary to general ex
pectation, there was little uilliculty in
securing a jury. The State exhausted
but five of its challenges and the de
fense eight. The following are the
names of thejurymen solected: 8. D.
Jonrs, J. O. Dalton, Nathan Stewart,
T. W. Allen. O. D. Perry, J. M. Davis,
Thomas Daily, James W. Penn, It. W.
llnghey, J. 13. Tilghman, A. M. Fly no
snd;M. T. Alford.
All of tbe above named are white
men, in appearance above the general
average cf jurymen In Intelligence
and mrral character. Tbey are proba
bly with one exception non-residents
of Memphis, as only one of the twelve
names appears in the City Directory,
that of R. W. Uughey, a grooer on
After the jury wis impaneled the
opposing counsel briefly stated to the
jury their theories of the case. Attor
ney General Peters said'that the S ate
expected to show that tbe killing of
Dunnavant was the outcome of a con
spiracy between Meyer and bis wife
to black ni -til him, ana hence was mur
der in the first degree. Gen. G. P. M.
Turner announced that the defense
would prove that Meyer had slain tbe
seducer of his wife, in flagrant delicto.
An adjournment was had until 2
o'clock p.m., when the hearing 9! toi
timony was begun. '
At 2 o'clock p.m. the court met and
the State introduced its evidence.
Dr. J. P. McUhee was tbe first wit
ness called, lie testified as follows: I
am a practicing physician and surgeon
in this city, and have been for a num
ber t f years. I was railed on the 9 h
of lait September by a sergeant of
polite to go and see a man who was
said to be shot on Second street, np
tbe first 11 if lit 01 steps north ot the
first alley south of Adams street, and
on the west side of Second street. I
found in the front room a man dead,
whom 1 was lold was Mr. Dunna
vant. He was lying on the floor. A
bulk'', hole was in his left breast near
the nipple, which I probed with
my finger and found; the ball ranged
upward and outward, and must have
gone tbiough his heart. Tbe wound
was fresh and bad bled very little. I
do not remember the time of day, but
think it was in the afternoon. I mean
when I say the ball ranged out that it
wont toward the outside of the body
from a line where it entered. I don t
think the ball came out, as I saw no
signs of it having some through,
though I did not make a very close
examination for it, ss tbe man was
dead when I got there. I am per
fectly aatislied from my examination
of the body that the ba 1 caused tbe
death ot Dunnavant. The room In
which the dead man lay waa ou the
second floor, and was the front room,
fronting on Second street and
the alley, and might be called
the southeast room. The body was
lying on the floor with the head to
wards tbe northeast corner or door
leading into the little loom or closet
at tbe beau ot the stairs. 1 observed
no blood or wound until I opened tbe
man's ccat or vest and saw it. I don't
recollect how be was dressed except
he had on either a coat or vest or both.
The rooms are connected by eliding
doors, and I am certain that in passing
through from the room in which the
body lay to the back room I went
through the south one of the sliding
doors, and I don't know that the
north one of these doors was alided
sufficiently far to the south to admit
f a person seeing through crack
that would thus be left to the north
of said door, or where it entered tbe
wall. I saw a bed or lonnge in the
northwest corner of the back room.
I saw a kind of pallet on tbe floor in
the little closet room, near which tbe
dead man was lyiog. There was also
a kind of wardrobe sitting in the Irout
room partially against the north fold
The next witness for tbe State was
Capt. Pat Hackttt, ot the police force,
who testified: I was in the Station
House on the 9th of September lost. It
was a very warm day. 1 was sitting
behind the desk when the defendant,
Meyers, came in hurriedly and
laid he had killed a man. I
asked him what f jr and he replied
something to the question which I did
not understand. I then asked him
again what be had killtd the man for,
when he said he killed him for seduc
ing bis wife, or words to that ellect.
lie was very much excited. I had
him locked up, put on my coat and
ran down to the room, went np stairs
and found Mr. W. B. Dunnavant on
the floor, dying. I immediately ran
over to his shop and notified his
brothers ot the shooting. When I got
back he waa dead. When I first got
t ) the scene of the shooting Cant.
Pryde, of the police force, and John
Bruder, local editor of tae Scimitur,
were there. Others came in in
a few momenta. Mrs. Meyer was
tbeie. She was first in and
out cf the room during the time I was
there. I met her in the hallway near
the head of the steps and asked her
for the pistol wita which the shoot ng
was done. She gave me a small p s
tol, I think a stl( cocker. I came back
to tbe shop and found Dunna
vant dead. When I first saw him be
did not teem much convulsed, but
still I knew be must be dying. He
looked to me like a dying man. I
was gone for perhaps Uvo or ton min
utes. I think it :s abi.ut 200 feet from
Meyer's room to Dun event's shop.
Dnncavsnt was a carpenter, contractor
and builder. The shop is eaet of Sec-
tl,A .!!.. kotariuin
ond and Third streets, and near tha
Tailor and; Importer.
JJv TOC "w
'Tm STILM, OVKHOOATING ANA PANOr
'"a-yeaa variety, all of Ua L4TBST DKBIONS,
?I LaW Importers of Encrland. Franoe and Qer
vtaaroaake MKC1AI. inBNTIO.v to my customers and
m ojta ana inapeet air
Cor. Second and Jofforson
alley wh'ch runs
rooms. I fonnd
in tbe little room, or clonL which
bave at the. Station House and can
set. 1 think the ittla reim in ahnnt
O leet wide and about 10 or 12 feet
long, in it was a writing .lsmk anil
on the floor was a comfort. I aaw
nothing else in there,. Thern la a win.
dow facing on the street, and I don't
rc collect any other window.
Cresl iuumineti. Mover' famllv
were satu 10 live la these rooms.
When he came to the Station Hnnan
1 a - .
he was very mnch excited and what
lie said at first 1 did not nniteKtanrt.
and I had to ask him the second time
for what he killed the man, and he
eaid, in substance, for seducing his
wiie. iimuren wts intiructeu 10 Driltg
me papers louna in me little room in
the hall into conrt this morning.)
The third witnuta intioduced bvtha
State was Mr J.J. Dunnavant, brother
of the decers:d, who teatili -d that he
and tats blotter. W. B. Dunnavant.
lived on Fifth street in L'hekea, occu
pying a double tenement houae. "I
am a builder and contractor. I am
elight. v acqnanted with Meyer; think
I met him first in October, 1885. Have
known him only in business tranac-
lions. Saw him once at my brother's
house with some musicians. Mv
brothor p'ayetl on the guitar. In
October, 1885, Meyer was (resooing St.
Petet'a Church, and we bnilt some
scaffolding for him. We also put up
some scallolding for him when he
freecoed St. Patrick's Church. Our
bill waa thirty oMdollarr. We renea'-
cdly dunned him for it. lie final
ly paid $JU on it. He
Eromiced frequently to pay balauco,
ut it never came. I met him in front
of Leukrman's saloon and told him'
he must pay the remainder. He said
he was going away to get woik in
some other city and would make the
money and send it bark t) his wife
and she would ray it to us. I think
this wts about June er the latter part
of May. I don't remember that he
said whsie he was going. I know I
sent my book keeper several times.
Aiy brother took the account op there
uuw suu una guuu live ur tm IUIUUiyJb
On Monday evening pteosdlag the
k Uing, at 4 p. m., f went with my
brother down to the Kate
Adams where be carried some
lumber and hands down
- .1 4, . i 2- -
the river to do a job of work. He
came back Thursday morning. I left
him at the shop between 1 and 2
o'clock p as. I know Mover's family
only by sight . 1 saw his wife and
children at my bro her's once. I
know where Meyer lives. 1 saw my
brother ahout two heats after he was
killed. He was in his coffin at home.
He had on a light alpaca coat and
veet when I saw him in the morning.
I never saw Meyer's little girl about
our shop in my life that I know ef.
Crou Examined. I hardly know
Mrs, Meyer, bnt I think 1 would
recognize her on the street, though I
might not. I don't know that my
brotherand Meyer ever were intimate
or ever went serenading together. I
jnow of no lelations existing between
my brother and Moyer except those
of a friendly cbaracler. I remember
of no conversation in which my
brother told Meyer to leave, go off and
make the money and that he would
assist him, 1 never saw them together
having a conversation.
Re-cron Examined, My brother
merely went to Meyer wlih some mu
sicians to play music. This is all the
visiting I know of between them.
The State then called Mr. J. R. Algee,
city editor of the vttxiimWif, who testi
fied: 1 know the prisoner by eight. I
saw him on the 9th day of September
at the Station llcaw. in a cell. I think
the killing occurred at 2 o'clock p.m.
on that day; saw Mtyer about a half
hour after. He made statements to
me concerning the killing. I think
he said he had conae from Jackson,
Tenn., to Memphis the day befo e the
killing and stayed all night in his
house, concealing himself in the
littlo closet or hall room, In
which pcsHlon he said he
remained nntil the killing. He laid
Mr. Dunnavant about noon came up
stairs and entered Into a conversation
with his wife. Ihat when ha could
stand what he saw no longer he
stepped in and aaid to Dannavant,
"Hold np, there," or "llqld.up your
hands," he (Meyer) having a pistol in
bis band. Tbat Dunnavant rushed
toward him, when the pistol some
how or other exploded and killed bim.
He said that while away from there
he received anonymous letters stating
to bim tbat bis wife was untrue to
him, and he believed it and intended
to catch ber in tbe act. ThatSie did
not intend 1 1 kill Dannavant, but in
tended to force bim to give him
(Meyer) money enough to carry
his children oft, and then tell him
tbat he could take the woman and
keep her, or if he would give him
money enough tie would take her UX
also. He said he went into the closet
the night before. He did net tell me
how he got admission into h a house.
II- Bid th tt he told Dunnavant to
' Hold up. there," or "Hold np your
hams." lie stated that he was near
the folding doom when he sa d this,
lie never said anything to me about a
wardrobe near the folding doors. He
said to ma they were ou tho foot of
the. bed, and be bad watched them
and could stand it no longer. When
1 gottnere Broiler and Pride were in
the room. The dead man's head
wts toward the door in the
fiont room. Mra. Meyer wf a in the
backroom. I did not examine Dan
navant. He was not dead when 1
firntsaw him. 1 remember he wai in
his shirt sleeve and hud on bis vest.
There was a bed, artove aud some
rooking utensils in the trout rot m In
the ba k room there wa a foldirg bed
and orninary articles of furtiiiu e. I
remember the folding bed waa toward
the northwe-t earner of thi noin.
Oo Examined. Meytr sIJ to me
tbat Dornavt-nt puthiahai d on his
wif while they were sitting on tie
bed. That ha could stand this no
lunger, and that, thinking only of Lis
children, he raid to Dunni
vnt: "Hold np, thee." He
told me he watted to take
bi cbi'dren away from he e. Heea d
he had a botr -rnf murder, a id did
not want to kill Du iuavaot; but he
lu-tlndupori t i 11, when hi retr. aed
holding the p std np in b th hands,
sad that after ret-eailtia back in the
front room Dnnnayaut oksed upon
complete, Tie Largeat, Choleeat and
ny customer and
T rout, at xay
him, the pistol exploded, and Danca
vant waa killed. Meyer was laboring
under great mental excitement when
I saw him, I saw him later at Jatice
Quigley's office, when hii children
were with bim. I did not see his ifs
with him. He did not t ilk incoher
Ke-crM E,xamned. I had several
conversationK' wlth him during the
evening. It waa in one of the subae
qnent conversations tbat he spoke ol
sending his children away and of want
ing to get money out of Dnnnavant
for that purpose. He said that he d:d
rot intend to kill Dunnavant. This
ha repeated several times. He did
not fay that Dannavant! caught hold
of him until after he had shct him.
Charles Salmtareh, Station House
keeper, waa tbe next witness called.
He said he had a converse ion with
Meyer at the Station House on Sap
tember 9th, In which be said he
killed Dunnavant for the seduction of
his wife, or in substance. He eaid he
had received leiters from which he
believed his wife wi untrue to him,
and that lie rams bick and secreted
himself; did writing while he waa in
the room; that hs did not intend to
shoot Dunnavant, but to present his
pistol and to make him give money
enough to take himself and children
off, and that then he (Dnnnavant)
could take the woman and go to h 1
with her. He did net stats the day bis
wtfo came to Memphis, but said they
came from Naanviile where he had
been at woik, aed that he got oil' st
Jackson crUrand Junction (I forget
which), and that Bhe came on to
Oowi Examined. Meyer was very
much excited When 1 talked t)him.
He said that Dunnavant could go to
b 1 with tbe woman if he could get
money enough to carry his children
away. lie said that Dunnivant and
his wife were on the bed together.
Don't remember that he sa'd Dunna
vant had his ho ml upon bis wife. '
The la t wltneea examined ytstsr
day was Mr. W. G. Wright, who tesii-
fTait T em lta,ninlar T wirlr ,.
JJnnnavktit & CA ,1 fneJe eae medflj
-Unvk.U'J'.u,,.. hrnaenieil ha-enl I
WrWnfly tooV all ilsr meBitnfemectt,
and its made upon the scale of one Inch
to the foot. I saw Meyers In our shop
last winter. 1 know bis wife and chil
dren by s ght. I was at work in the
shop the day Dunnavant was killed. I
saw Meyer s little girl come to tho
shop the day before the killing.
Wucafton oy Lwmtel jor state. Did she
leave anv meseaa-a for Mr. Dannavant
(Here objection wai raised by counsel
for defendant, and quite an argument
ensued as to tbe right of the S:a'e to
raise toe qutsilon of massages sent
unless it could show tbat the httla
girl was properly authorized to carry
the message. ' Tha Court ruled the -que-tion
might bs asked).
Witness answered: When the lit
tlo girl came to tbe shop she Baked
for Mr. Will Dunnavant. This meat-
sage was about 4 p. m., on Wednesday
evening. Mr. Black was nearest tha
shop door, and I oonldn't hear her
conversation with him. She Imme
diately loft. Ton was tbe first time
I ever saw her in the shop, Mr.
Dunnavant was dwn the liver and
was not at home tbat day. I saw him
at the shop next morning and I saw
him twrutv minutes before na
waa killed. 11 had on his vest and a
pair of brown panta, I saw hi no. di
rectly he was snot in Meyer s room.
He was in the front room. The rooms
are about seventeen feet square. The
closet room, at the need ol the steps
or in the end of the ball, is 5x8 feet.
The glaa overlooking the hall la
frosted. There is probably a scratch
on tbe frosting. There is a wardrobe
in the front room setting in the north
west ctrner, a space being between it
and tbe wa'l, and it came mostly
against the norih folding door, just as
you see in tha diagram. The folding
doors would have to be right smartly
cracked for a person to see from this
wardrobe into the West room and see
anyone- in it. The folding doors
are large and heavy, and I don't think
they cou'-d be moved without a noise.
I saw Mr. Dannavant where he lay.
They had opened his vest and shirts
to get at the wound Hia pants werev
all buttoned up. I know this, for I
saw them and noticed it. The first I
knew of the shooting some one said
policeman was at the door. The book
keeper came to me and said Mr. Dan
navant was shot and killed. I hardly
believed it at flist, I then got my
coat and ran right oyer to the room
where be was. When I got there be
was breathing quite hard. I Slid
"Poor Bill J" Ha opened his eyes as
if to speak, but could not. In a few
minutes be waa dead. The little girl
came into the room while I was
tlium. !. !
Cross Examined The little girl
asked for Mr. DunnavaDt at the hbop.
I saw her have non te; never read
any. She til l nottav to me what she
wanted wiih Mr. Dinnavant. She
did not say her mothor had sent her
ti borrow a do lar from bim. I know
his pants were all proper'y huttmed
up, tor he was lying on the floor and
I looked and saw it. I know I'm not -mistaken
aboil' th a.
Here piurt edj iiiroed to meet this
morning at O'HO oVIock.
Ada Ice to Mother.
Mra. Winalow's Soothing Syrup
should always be used when ohildreo,
are cutting teeth. ' It relieves the little
sufferers at oncet, it produces natural
quiet Bleep by relieving the child
from pain, ami me time cneruo
awakes as "bright as a button." It is
nLi.mt ia 1 nut., Ik niuithna tha
child, softens the gum, allays all
pain, relieve, winu, rKuiuw
bowels, and is tbe best kaown remedy
f. .i;.rri,.,o u-lii-tlmr ariHinz from
teething or other caueea. Twenty-
five cents a nnrtm. .
. eTS-Ai li. and 11 Bank, a few dey ,
J ago, a bunch of kme, wnioh tneewner
ean obtain y es -nbing sirae and payiafl
for this a -tvertls-tnent
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