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MEMPHIS, TENN., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1886.
VOL. XL VI NO. 297
A P. 1P1
fconaa Cnc-tnn im "Sbl for
Neer in the history of the Mem
phU stage haa s comedy of its claw
bttn o strongly presented is wti
the School for Scandal last night
There was an almtst perfect ad
justment of the parts and a
ceries of liTing pictures of eigh
teenth century life was the result.
Sheridan, toe wit and orator, the par
liamentarian and man of the world
was a prodigy of prodigalty, but : do
where in the work be left behind him
not even in Ihe Riva1b thin
oyermaeterirg passim so asserted
I'self. Wit and wisdom, and repartee
and rejoinder, chase each other
through every scene, and one is lost in
wonder that SO' mnch of the
essential riches of comedy could be so
efficiently grouped in five acts, and
that bo maoy bright and brilliant
Characters could be brought in con
tact without cloying the senses. It is
more than a "School for Scandal," it is
a school for ccmedy in which those
who are moved ti write
for the stage as those who ate
preparing to act noon it may
learn a hundred lessons in grace of
ipeecb, of manner and of life. The
ease and aplomb of the men as well
as women of that time when the for j
iitherj of the Republic were laying its
foundations and George 1IL was yet
King, contrasts altnrst painfully
with the nervous eagerness of this
day, the difference being as marked as
that whicd separates the dignified
and stately minuet from the
feverish and sensuous modern
waits of Strauss. Thin was most
admirably and artistically Bbt forth
last night by the company that, f in
nately for the theater goers of Mem
phis, is to cccnpy the rtage during the
week. The wide gulf, too, that cepa
rates us from an age when womanly
virtue wai sneered at in the drawiog
room as well as on the stags Qd chas
tity was a convertible term for prudery,
. wis also made very clear and p'oved
that if we are more nervous and less
stately we have gained immeasurably,
if not in wit at Insist in the exaltation
of womanly character and the guard
we commonly put upon our tongnes
where women are concerned. This
contrast is inevitable in the pres
ence of one of the master pieces
of the English stage so well,
so almost perfectly presented.
But besidis this there is tha excelling
portrayal of character. With this, in
nifitiee to the astors. we must more
immediately concern ourselves for
their sates as well as lor tne puoitc.
And firat of Minn Coghlnn, who is the
aiiknowkdeed "Lady Ttezle" of this
side of the Atlantic. Sue
is the product cf a notable
school, a Bibool in which the finest
diamonds have felt tha power an
acknowledged master of comedy wcut
and polish, even after the London lao
iddries had exhausted their skill. No
woman could so lone Lave held her
place in John Lester Wallack's
company as Miss Ooghlan hid,
before she ventured upon
her present mission, if ber abilities
had not been undeniable and her c
paoity in growth and adaptation been
bevond Question. Oa that stage which
for to many years had been for Amer
ica what that cf the Theatre Fiancaise
has been for France, e he etiod among
the first for years, and she comes to us
with its seal and attetatioa, and hb
dinloma. More than this she could
not have earned, more than this we
conld not aek. With an nnsated am
bition, laudable in a woman who has
laith in tne poeeiDiuttea ot cer an ana
in the strength of her own concep
tions, she has mapped ont for beraelf
a career wider inn even ine
metropolis can afford and has
vantured. wi'.h tha support of on
of tbe best companies ever seen out of
London or Now Yura, to challenge tbe
critical ability cf the while American
' public and add its approval as the
crowning lnurel of her artistic life.
Every generous nature will wish her
well, and every lover of the drama
who can discriminate between art
and its imitation, will specially
applaud her. The bid (he made
here last night for th:s applause was
eagerly raeponded to. The qu'ekoned
sympathies of the audiercs wera with
her from the first, and the verdict wai
oneof undaubtedandcomplete success.
fine left upon the minds ft her audi'
tors an imprersionnf very high artistic
excellence, 01 mastery in tne art in
which nature is supreme, of personal
cultivation that needs no ef
fort to appear to be, hut is, of con
sciencious and painstaking love of
her art and a conviction of
the force and power of its refinements
as helpers in the work of civilization.
There was in her delineation the
charms of a; ace iu movement, of wit,
of raillery, of repartee aud qaick re
joinder, the assurance of refine
ment, and over it all the strength
of womanly worth guarding
its most sacred treasure prompted
by unaffected modesty, honesty and
truth. She was like one of Addl on's
portrait iu and of the world, but
in heart and sonl above it Next to
her in rank of personation, we era
moved to mention Mr. Walcot'B "Sir
Peter Teazle" as an unsurpassable
piece of acting. We say this with
memories 01 tne veneraDie ana
revered John Gilbert before us.
All the resources of a char
acter so charming for its unaf
fee ted gentleness and affection were
nicely brought out, and the con
tradictions of doubt and affection most
delicately and delightfully portrayed.
Emerging from tempered gayety into
the! denouement of the fourth act
in Joseph Surface's house Mr. Walcot
measured the distance from the light
of life to the darkness and depths of
deppair. The picture of his discom
fiture as the screen fell and the force
and effect of his raillery and wit at
tbe expcnBS of the supposed
French milliner flashed upon him
was as fine as anything the stage
has produced at any time, and it left a
memory of the possibilities of the
art that holds "as 'twere the
mirror up to nature." What
a picture it was the culprit
"Lady Tefzle," the central figure;
"Joseph," the discomfited and hypo
critical moralist ; the betrayed husband,
and "Charles," the brilliant rake and
roue, making the scene his text for a
sermon for each cf the other actors.
After Walcot cornea Lipman,
whose "Joseph 8urface" was a very
realistic performance, an admirable
photograph of nature. Of Do Belle
ville it may truthfully and
fairly be said that be whs
measurably a disappointment. He
was wanting in the dash and
brilliance of manner that is tbe tr.vli
lion of the stage. He was not rs f-tcile
and prompt as the "diaries Surface"
who have mode their mark upon
, the history of the English speak
ing stage, and his pronunciation
as his voice was unequal, it was foreign
And was slow, yet it .was a very meri
torious performance and blended very
easily with tbe general and very hippy
effects. Ot the otber ebaracttrs it
can justly be said . that tney
ware admirably portrayed, the hum
blest of tbern helping to make the
pictures perfect, that will always
remain for those who saw
them the standard by which
to judge fotme performances of the
School for Scandal. Mrs. Cnarles Wal
cot, Mies Harroa and Miss Peters are
to be especially remembered. The
following is the cart:
Charl.i Furfao ...Mr. Frederick i Belleville
Sir Peur leatle... .......... Mr. Charles Walcot
Joseph Surface Mr-A- Limn
Sir Oliver tsu-faoe -..Mr. Veroer Claries
Sir Beni. Backbite. ..Mr. i. Herbert Leonard
.Unites mr. 4010 ff'acu"n'u
Crabtree - Mr George Kofreri
Rowlev Wr. Adolph Barnard
Cereltss Mr. Cbarlei Barnes
Trip . Mr. Charles Edwin
Snake ...Mr. Malcolm Bradley
Mr Harry... Mr. Fred Henry
William Mr. W. F Maoniohol
Servant (Mr Peter .) Mr. Jnhn Linton
(Servant (Lady Sneerwell'sl-Mr G. Ferauaon
Mra. Uanuor ....... mr.. tail, neious
Lady tineerwell Miss Clyde Haron
Maria ..Miss Maud K. Pe or.
Lady Teaale Hose Coihlan
Trnight the Lady of LyvM will bs
giv-n witu a vary Ruo-ig c', ami
we anticipate as crowded a hou-e and
on audier ce t s appreciative and on-
thn'asiie as 1 eat night cheered thee
artists and beattily welcomed tl em U
THE HOLIDAY RECESS
HAS A DRHOB4LIZIBJO EFFECT
So Hope of Tltr Reform Th In
terstate) Commerce Bill Will
Probably do Over.
laPKOUL TO TBI AFMAL.1
Washington, Deem her 20. Some
of the more .anguine tariff reformer, (till
cling to the hope that there mar be an op
portunity of forcing the onniideration of a
tat iff measure thronirh tbe lloute. I' 1.
douuttul. however, if they could turoeed ia
their endeavor wore lhy to make one. Mor
riaun and Hewitt admit that there i. no hope
of aecurii.g tarilt legialat on tnii winter, and
will not, union very a'rumily preaned, make
another attempt, provided that present cir
cumstance! are unchangod by louie unf. ' re
Veen occurrence. Kven were a bill to be
paaned by the Uoue, thore ia no ponible
AhanAii tniit it would be acoentable to tbe
Menate, and it would die between the two.
(senator Cullom will (all the lntertte
commerce bill in the Senate tomorrow if the
attendance ia sufficiently la-ge and tbe di-
5oition for bn-ineis m : h a. to justify it.
he approach of the holiday! has, however,
had a demoisliaing effeot upon the Senate aa
fa., aa hiiuinA.a iii concerned, and ha mitv de
cide to let the matter g until tho reconvert
ing of that body in January, 'ih' re is II tie
doubt that tho b'll will paes the Senate by a
deoidod majority, ine s ire 1 gin aeveiopeu
umnn. Hnuthnrn Soutora ia a suroriss.
Senators Ingull and flatt will be among
the prominent opponents 01 tne 0111.
KAnnti.r mill's voices tie Western opposi
tiontomany of ita features, and Senator
Piatt regards its pooling pr.inibition t-utures
aa a dangerous and unju-l enaotment. en
at'.r Sawver, although an earnest rppoDent
of tbe bill in its preen t form, concuca in the
beliof that it will become a law.
a nmition vii today uresentcd to Congress
from Mr. Baskewell, professor of Knglisb at
the Vanderbilt Unive'sily, Nashville, ask
ing that the duty on imported books, espe
cially those printed in foreign langu ige, be
Mr. Neil introduced a bill for the relief of
John lies, of Uanviion county, xenn.
Wliftt Will Be Dove Uefore Ad
Washington, December 19 The
AniiAmirt ennenrrent resolution fir a holi
day recess ha. not yet been offered in either
branch ot Congress, out it is tne (jnerat ei
i.en ntion that when the two houses ttdiourn
next YVednrsdny it will be to reaemhle at
noon ot 1 He nrst luesaay in ii. 11 is
nrnimhle the Sennti will pass tbe deficiency
appropriation bill making provision tor the
W 'tl SUDS itoverDiuvui rnuviiiK vuiuo ue
fore the recess, and tbe Senate is likely to
transact little or no other business of im
portance during tho week. Ihe special
orders for the wek are the railroad attor
ney bill; tbe joint resolution authorii
itjg the Seo-otarv of War to acoept
certain lands near Chicago for military pur
poses; the b II forfeiting the New Orleans,
Baton Rouge and Vicksiurg Ha'lroad Cvm-
Fany's land grunt and the Pacific railroad
unding bill. The consideration of the 6ril
depends upon the return of Mr. Evarts, who
ia not expected until after the recoas, and of
the second upon the health of Uen. Logan,
who has been oonfined to his bouse for some
days by an attack of rheumatism. As sev
eral Senators have already left town and
more are likely to go away on Monday and
Tuesday, it is not thought probable that the
remaintngspeoinl orders will be pressed for
action, thouvh one or both may be taken up
tor debate. The same con itions are 1 kely
to prevent tbe cnnnidoration ot the in'er
state commerce bill, but Senator Cullom will
try toseuure for it the posiiion ol "unfinished
business," so that it may tike precedenco
after tbe rcce In the Hou'e t'nrorrow,
aHor thecall of Sta'os for the introduct on
of new measures, the committees will be
ctllod for motion lo suspend the rules, the
call rett ng itb tho Coromifoe on the
Mil'tia. Mr. Fornev, in behalf of th tt com
mittee, will attempt to secure the passage of
the Senate bill, increasing the approptia
tion to provide anus for the militia forces
of the United States. The bill has been
amended by the House Committee so as to
reduce the proposed annual appropriations
fn in (muni) to $400,11X1. Chairman rt atson,
of the Committee on Invalid Pensions, will
move to suspend the rules and pass the sub
st tute for the Blair pension bill, pro
viding pensions for soldier, who have
beco i e disabled and are dependent
upon charity for support. If op
portunity offers, the Mexican pension bill
may also be cnlled up for passxge. On Tues
day there will be h strugglo for precedence
among the supporters of the bill establishing
a department of agricatture and labor, the
bill reorganising tbe naval burea", and tbe
l'Hoiflc railroad funding bill. 'Ihe friends of
the rending Oklohcma bill have also deter
mined to urge final action on that subject,
Whichever! measure first secures considera
tion will probably engross the attention of
the Mouse until the adjournment for the
holiday recess. Sevoral prominent naval
offioars siationed in this city are openly op
posed to the plan of Secretary Whitney for
the a 'mission of aoertaln number of meri
torious naval apprentices to the Naval
Aeademy. One of the most outspoken of
the number said today that similar experi
ment had already been tried twice before,
and each time resulted in the breaking up of
the apprentice system. He said that tne ma
jority of orBoers who have been connected
wi'h tha training service, as well aa those
now in the service who came in through the
apprentice system, were strongly opposed to
a repetition of what tey charaoteris d aa
"the unfortunate) experiments 0' 1H46 and
1864." The same officer added: "Certainly
the practical knowledge of men who have
been intimately acquainted with the appren
tice system for ear. onght to be regarded as
more valuable than tbe sentimental views of
those who have no intimate knowledge of
The Bell Telephone Caee).
Washinotim, Djc?inbr 20. The
government will soon institute proceeding)
in Boston to test the validity ot the patent
granted the Bell Telephone Company. Solic
itor General Jenka has prepared the draft of
a bill aiainst the company, and copies of tt
have beenacnttu Judge Thurman, in Ohio;
to Judge Lowry, In New York, and to the
other special attorneys employed by the
government in this case for their considera
tion. Aotion will be deferred until these
gentlemen have expressed their views In re
gard to the proposed bill.
Washikotim, Decitnber 20. Th
Xvtnint Star tonight say. that the President
ha. about decided to offer the Turkish mil
lion, vacated by ihe resignation of the lion.
H. 6. Cox, totien. Hubert L. Vie'e. of Near
York, member of the House of Represen
tatives. No OTrtaa rfm"ily has poved so ef
fec'nal in r.living coughs and colds
as Dr. Bull's Congh Sytup.
ADVICE TO nOTUEBR,
Mas. Wiksi.ow'b Soothixo Sranr should
always be used for children teething. It
ootnea tbe child, softens the gums, allays
all pain, cares wind colic and is tbe best
remedy for diarrhoea :jyo a bottle.
Mb. J. A. Pricb, Depu'y Ii,spt tor,
Sta'e Tobicco Waruhouat) No. 6, 15 . 1 -more,
Aid., cordially recommends Sal
vation Oil for neuralgia, Price 25 eta.
SPECIALS TO THE APPEAL.
THE CCXBERL1KD TALLET ASD
Tie Charter Filed-An Arkansas
Town Darned by a Firebug
N AsnviLLi. VstNie , Penrmbpr 20. A
pa'ty of Northern capitalists were In theeity
today and filed a ebarter for tbe Cumberland
Valley and Uoaka Railway Company. Dr.
Wm. L. Breyfogle, of Liuiivillo. Ky.,
president of ihe company, waa found
at the Maxwell House, and on being
asked about the road said: "The
railroad we shall build will be about
200 miles in length, running from tbe Cum
berland river .omewnere in tbe neignoor
hood of Carthage, southwesterly across the
Cumberland tablelands, which constitute
the coalfields of Tennessee, then aorossthe
valley ot bast Tennessee and the Unakas
Into North Carolina. It will oonoect
the railroad system of the bouth Atlantic
States with those of the Mississippi baain,
and will eross or connect nearly all the
great trunk lines of the South the Rich
mond and Danville, the last Tenneasee,
Virginia and Georgia, the C ncinnati
Southern, the Louisville and Nashville,
Chesapeake and Ohio-that is to say,
a "belt line" crossed by many
thousand miles of trunk lines, and connec t
ing with extensions with a thousand more "
nWhat line does this road lollow out?"
Beginning on the Cumberland river, in
Smith or Jackson county, it will run sout'i
westwardly through those count es,
and through the counties of Put
nam. White, Cumberland, Koan, Louden,
Blunt ana Monroe to tbe North Caro.ina
line, crossing the Unakas through the gorge
of the Little Tennessee, and in the same di
rection through North Carolina to connect
With the South Atlantic systems.
"U hen will you begin wirkT"
"Within a very few w e' I, and shall
have a large force at work as soon a.
the spring fairly open.. We expeot to have
the line completed from Roan county to
the Cumberlai d river within twelve montht,
as we shall build the western half first.
A bold attempt at highway robbery oc
curred m South Nashville tonight. The vio
tim was Hr, Will 1. Th .m is, who resides at
No. 7 Lindsey avenue. He waa on his way
heme at the time, and when opposite the
residence of Dr Morrow, on Market street,
a negro suddenly approached and struck
him on the naht side 01 the head, in
flicting a wound three inches Ions. In
snite of the saddennessot the attack Mr.
Thomas refunded himself as to frustrate
the attempt of the negro to kill him, until
finally the footpad became frightened and
find. The wound sustained by Mr. Thomas
was very painful but not serious. He was
acquainted with the assailant who was a very
The 'onlllloii r tbe Nliate'ai Fl
nations liij Improvement.
ISPEOIAI, TO TBI irrtAL.I
Nasbvills, Tknn , Dttcembp r 20.
The biennial report of Treasurer Thomas
was completed Saturday, and ia now in the
hands of tha printers. It show, an over
draft of 161,622 02. Notwithstanding this,
said the Tre,isurer to your correspondent,
the financial condition of the State is splen
did. Iu the nast four vears the debit bad
practically been funded. The amount of
ounent ana oscs. interest mneuicr nggrrga-.e
II.NKJ.XU uu, ot which 3I,011,ttl h.-s uren
paid in the lht two years. In
those four yenrs $529,310 Bank of Tennesseo
certificates have hesu rodeetned, leaving a
balanoe ot fMt.lt5 due, to be piid in three
years. Notwithstanding the extraoidinary
appropriations and tho present rate of tui
tion, obligations have been promptly mot.
This will continue, and after two years the
State can bave $2 X),tAHJ surplus for redemp
tion of bonds. The interest will be met in
January, banks being very accommodating,
and the heavy receipts of February and
March will more than expunge the over
The budget prepared by the Board of Pub'
lie Works of this city for next year provides
for building a fMil.OU'J police station, atlT.OOO
engine house, atltMSOO sohoolbouse, laying a
granite paving on Church street Irom Cherry
to Spruce at a cost of UO.ouu, and other like
Charles Carter, tbe alleged land swindler.
who attempted such large swindles bere
three month, ago, waa bound over to court
The steamer Herbert, which will nIv from
Chattanooga, was today launched at
Florence. Bhe is one of the larg st, finest
boa's on tbe river.
Mr. Dowlmg. a arooar and contractor, was
shot ie tht face today in an alteration with
J. L. Price, a commission merchant. The
difhcuity grew out of a quarrel over an old
LUTLU KOlK, ARK.
A Town DeatroyfMt ly Fire 4atun it
uraj a am. no 111.
ISPKOUt, TO TH AITIAL.J
Littl Ri;cir, Akk , Uecmrior 20
New. is received from Vilonia. an Inland
town ot Faulkner county, this Mate, to the
enect mat aoout )o oiooa yeitomay morning
every business bouse in the town wis siinul
taneously set on fire and burned to the
ground, including the barn, orbs and out
Douses oi airssra. uenrga ana lunulas iinr
ris. residing about half a mile from Vilonia.
George is on the west and Tout to the east of
the town. Nothing at all wan saved and the
Harris brothers lost great quantities ol corn,
fodder, cotton seed, hay, etc., they being
onsidored the wealth est farmers in the
Tbe total loss is about $150,000, No one
has yet ben arrested, but auspioion point,
to one or two siispi-ilous r haraoters.
A lane orawd of mechanic, olerks and
lnwvers assembled at tbe United States
Court room in this city this aftornoon to
witne s the openiag of the sealod bids of the
Qtiinn A Mray rereivrr sale. At 3 o'clock
Judae Caldwell took his seat and directed
Receiver Urifnth to proceed witb tbe open
ing and tbe!rcudinalof the sealed bids. The
following are the moat important: Wolf
Bros., Little Hork, sou, Willi; Wright 4 1'ur-
den, toi.linl 41; 11. B. Dlattlm. New York,
1M.26T 63: James II Manlos. Hil.OllO: P. W.
Farrell, $i7,5iil: (Jus 111 ass it Co., Little
Ruck, li 1,342. The stock invoiced P.H.KTl 20.
Ha f the amount was payable on the ground
and Receiver Griffith at once turned the
store over to the new purchasers. Aa before
stated, Blass Co. were really the only
opponent, ot Quinn&Mray, and now thy
nave in- noiu aosoiuteiy to themselves
They will 'omor ow reopen the old stand
and propos he eafter to conduct business
on hotn side, of main street.
URASD JUNCTION, TEJiX.
Hood Weather for the Alalia Itay'e
eisori in xne viesue.
UTIOIAL TO TBI AFMAL.1
Grnd Ju: crioN, Tbnn , Dtirttmlier
20. -This waa the seventh day of the Na
tional field 1 rials. Ihe weather was cold
and clear, and the conditions frr work very
good. Birds were not lound rapidly in the
morning, owing to the 'rosen ground. But
along towards noon snd from that time till
unuown they were found quite numerous,
and some of the work wa. ot a very high
Rubicon and Dan J. were the first brace
down. In race and range they were about
equal. Rubicon did the best work on birds
and was awarded the beat in forty minutes.
Luke Roy and Allie James war' the neit
brace Allie had the advantage in speed,
range and ityle, showing the better Judg
ment and nose on game. After about one
hour's work the brace waa ordered up and
the heat awarded to Allie.
Ben Roy beat Dae in th rty minutes, hav
ing pace, ringe and stylo, and outclassed
h m on game.
Bob II. and Tex Dolly were text This
was quite a long and interesting heat. Hob
ou.wurked Dolly on game, showing the bet
ter range and judgment, and won the heat;
down about two hours..
This finished the first series.
Cliff Gladstone ad Little Nell commenced
the second series, Cliff Gladstone having the
bye, both showing good natural qualities but
lacking In experience. Nellie proved the
belter one after a tiirty minutes heat, and
was declared winner.
Cassio beat Ruby D., having pace, range
and style, outworked her from start to finish
on game and waa awarded the heat in twenty
minute', making four points to Ruby's one.
Nat Goodwin ran a short and brilliant
heat witb Hustling Uennah, beating ber In
Jean Vatican and Rubioon were taken up
at dark. The heat is to be finished this
Tne People EzrAed Over Ihe Bnllsl-
dk of Ihe Uatarnmenl Levees.
Ibpbci AL TO TH. ArrgAL.)
Biplev, Tknn., D.cpaiber 20. Tbe
whole country in the vicinity of A hfort and
Plum Point, on the Mississippi river, in the
western portion of this countv, has ben wild
with exoiteuientovorthe buildiDjrof tbe gov
ernment levee) at the Plum Point reach.
Your correspondent visited the works a few
days since, and found the work under full
headway. The contractors, Messrs. J. H.
McTighe A Co., are masters of the situation.
The work they are doing Is first class, and
their watchword is "iorward.'.Tha levee
ill y and iftaen miles, and will embrace
one mile and a half of the Ash port levee con
.tructed by Gen. Wm Conner forty year,
ainoe. The contracture were very fortunate in
eecuring the .ervioe. of Capt. Hovey aa gen
eral superintendent, who is thoroughly con
versant with all the details and a splendid
business man. The company have sow in
their employ about 700 men itiml of tl 60
per diem and 150 teams, whafl theyempbpy
at $3 60 per day. To compitw the work ac
eording to contract they will employ a force
of 15O0 men and CU0 team.. Whn completed
the levee will be of vast bent Bt to the river
at Plum Point reach in deepening the chan
nel and will benefit the farming land.
. v ' L
j nia season s cotton crop u- nmn mncu
and nearly all sold. Our merchant say col
lections so tar have been better than for
years. Kxtensive preparations are being
made for Chri-tmaa festivities. The Arrgit,
is still in the lead here.
A New venlisar liier- Y tslhftll
UK I A Bloosnaj aurny.
laraoiAL TO TIB ArraaL.i
Knoxv ll. Tim Decs m ir 2t.
The first edition of the Knoxville Kv ing
Santiaci was issued toi. afternoon. The
purer is a fur pase, six ooluinn, tnree cent
paper, and announce, it. politic, as con
Last Saturday night tne store or Martin
TlnnnhHA.nn i?rnaiiir street, was broken into.
and the money drewrr robbed of mony, a
pistol and a xnitc. r;ariy yesitiuay morn
ing he went to the City Hall, reported the
burglary and started back, arcmipanied by
Pol oe man George lioyie. On the Uaysirect
bridge thoy met a small negro boy, and Don
ahue said in short, "There is ih thief." and
eaught the boy. The little follow became
frightened, confessed the crime and told
where the stolen goods were concealed. Ev
erything was recovered.
News came from Union county of a
serious and perhaps fatal, stabbing affray.
Tube lioiumith, bought loms molasses ot
George Uaniilton, colored, and a dispute
arose abi ut the lay moot ler it. Uom
inith atruek Hamilton with a stone and
Erappled with him, opening his knife with
is teolh and stabbed him twice in the left
side, ilcnniith fled and has not bean ap
prehend e d .
HI LP t'O It 1KEI AMI
Five Ttiouaand Poxtnda Neut Front
itftriilt ti llahlln.
Detkot, Mich., DetmVr 20 Tlie
r.. , i : l. , ..... .. - ...1 r.nn I,.h 1
lUIIOWIIia iTaiCKrAiu rru. iiuui u,v v-
day by Dr. O'Reilly to Dr. Kenny, treasurer
cf tbe Irish National League In Dublin :
DitTRniT, Mich., December 20, IBM.
Dr. Kenney. Member of Parliament, Dub
The Irish Nationa' League of America,
aciing on tbe order of ita executive and brist
ling with a aentimont of anti-eviction, trans
mits you mis day by cable 0
CUAKI.K O'HKILLY. Treasurer.
This makes l 0,(ld0 transmitted by Treas
urer O'Reilly sinoo the Cbioago Convention.
Cansrl by Use Kile or TwuTleiiih
St. Loci, Mo., Dfceuib' r 20. The
deaih from hydrophobic of the daughter of
Louis Grund,ex-chairmnn of the Kipublicau
City Central I'ommitteo. and a prominent
quarryman and contractor, was reported to
the Coroner today Birb.ira hlisabeth
(irund, 10 years old, some time ago was
playing with a vuung putty only two
months old, when it bit her. The wound was
not serious, and as tbe dog, so f.r aa knewn,
bad never been out cf the house since tbe
day of Its birth, and had never been with
other dogs, nothing was thought of :t. About
eight davs ago, bowaver, tbe youug ady be
gan to show sympioma ot, Ue d esd disease,
and two physicians wore oalled in. Tb.iir
efforts to relieve her suffering ware efno
avail, end at e rapidly grew werse until yes
terday, when she died iu tbe greatest atony.
HUROrK WILL 01!'.
A Wire Dlacle tier Hnabaud's
Richmond, Va., Dpaniber 20
Some m nths ago Richard ehinnirk, kneper
of a barroom pat'onlr-ed by whites and
blacks, sold out his business and left tbe
c ty fur the w est, leaving a wite rjetiiuu.
Last 8 iturdav Mra. Shii.nick, vho his been
ill with o msumptinn complicated with other
diseases, Bnd ng her end fast spproscbing,
made an ante m rtem atatement of tbe
detaila of a murder rerpctrat d by her hus
band over a year ago. ehinnirk lived over
the barroom and bis wife waa frequently
oal.ed upon to assist him. She says that one
nignt lar-t fn.ll between tho hours ol 11 and 12
o o ock she happened to enter the bar by tin
back door, whun she saw her huband, who
was in fr ntof the bar coun'er, strike and
knock down a white man with a pair of brass
knuckles; that ho turned, and seeing her, or
dered her to go upstairs, wnicn siie aiu. nne
could not rest, however, and creeping down
again she peeped into the bar, when
Ihe was hornfiod byseoing her l.usband drag
a man's bodv behind the counter, rob it of a
roll of money, raise the trap at the end of the
bar and puah the body into an old wen un
der the floor. Upon this information the
police went to work to find the remains by
pulling up tbe floor and digging tor tbe hid
den well, hut have as yet uiadu no disoovery.
Tbe whole place will be thoroughly over
hauled. Lasttall two State iffictala, J. M.
Carroll. Citv I'rensurer of stauiil n, and W,
H. Craw ord, clerk of Bland countv, loft
the r homes for Kichmond, allies which time
neither of theoi has ever been heard from,
and the belief is strongly prevalent that one
of these was Hhlnniek s victim. The wife',
description of tho murdered man agrees in
soo'e ropsots with the appearanc i of both,
but mote in regard to Crawford. The Cin
cinnati authorities have been telegraphed to
airestbhinniok if he oan be found.
A lit.OOMY Ft 11)
or Fifty Years Ended by the Ins
rrlncltmi nililntr s n
Kort rMiTii, Ark., Dermiber 20
Auother bloody Indian Territory murder
has just come to light and two mo-e Indian
desperadoes have besn sent to the happy
hunting grounds. Frr many years there has
existed a desdly feud between the 1'oremms
and Starrs, of the Cherokee Nation.
About six months ago Sam Starr
had his horse rhnt from under him white
riding along through lonely woods in the Na
tion. Sospeoting lien Foreman ot the deed,
he determined to avenge it, but was waylaid
and shot by some of bis enemies ner
Younger's Bond. Hi. wounds being consid
ered fatal he wa. taken to a house, and while
all of tbe tuards were at dinner bam Starr,
woinded as he was, sailed a Winchestir
rifle, disarmed bis guard and escaped to
Younger's Bend, where he lay until his wife,
the notorious Belle Starr, assisted him to
escape bv swimming the Arkansas river and
traveling by night to Fort Smith. Sam Starr
was charged with robbing tbe United States
mail, and while here he surrendered himself
to the authorities ; nut when anie to travel
Starr returned to the Nation. Saturday he
started to Fort Smith, but stooped at
a danee near Foreman rancha. uen
Foreman wa. there. Starr demanded
pay fr the horse he had killed,
when Foreman drew hi. pistel and ltd,
shooting Starr through fie heart. Starr
had out his pistol and fired as he fell. The
bullet broke Foreman', neck), and both men
died almost instantly. This ends one of the
oldest and bloodiest feuds of the many that
have existed in the Cheroke s Nation, a feud
that has lasted for fifty years and resulted
in the death ef many men on bothidcs
Cleaning, Dyeing HpnUrlca,
No. 17 W. Cocit frraa.T.
feors(- fan. TATlohoI.
U.auiis Bac or Msaraia, I
m v. . . i. n n i - in liiae i
rpHR the stockholder, of this bank are
-S- hereby notinea met tue annual election
k. .1 Ik. k.nh in Til b'anA V. J.nnirv
11, UXI, between tbe hours of 10 a.m. and 1
p.m. R 1 1 -v . mibiiHM i i n. i:amr
"O H i
jrlf yon want to raake a present to your Son, Husband, Brother or
Sweetheart, then go to MAKTIX 'OII K!, Tbe Halter. Yon will
get a nicer and better quality of Hist or VP for the money than
anywhere else In Memphis. It will be a sensible se'eotlon, and no
money thrown awsy. Herbya, of Knglish mann'acture, a specialty,
made by Melville. W Regent street, London. Clillilren'a Hals la
all varieties. Urntn' Urea llnla best make..
MA-ETJJi C0H EN,T11 E U AT'fER
210 MAIN fsTKEET, MEMPU1S. , . ;
ST. SLMO COMMANDER I, No.
14, K.T.-Will meet in sUted
conclave this IT I BSDAY) evening, V f
Dec. .let, at7:S0 o'clock, for dis- XAV
n.tih of hualnua. Visiting Sir' '
knighUeorteoelv Invited. Byordar
N. W . 81'KKRa, .la, B.C.
Attest: Jtt . Mamrrv. ttsworder
v ol r.-will neel in regular con f-Vjfc
vocaltcn. at their Tosti. Hall, 'Alft? ? t
M.ia atraet. this TI) KDAY) athl.T,'?
Dee. 21st, at7:J0o'cloea. lor werk in jS
Third Hank. All nr.uats In geod
standing fratarnally invited
By order H. A LDERON, 0. C.
Attest: P. P. Baata. K. of R. and 8
In or ler to a .commodate the vast threogs
that crowded ear store Monday, we willson
tlnus tha Monday sale
IM ALL DEL'AKTHEMS.
Our Groat Salt TODAY In
This sale Includes the BPBCIAL BALIlt be
tween v aud u a.m. and I anatv.m.
WK UAVB JUST OPBHKB
New Holiday Goods
In various rleiartments.
OUR RN0RMOU8 SALE 01
WILL BB REPEATED TODAY.
mtr Souvenir. Distributed to All Pnr.haaer..
IN .LL DRPARTMINT8
TOU.1Y IT KHEWBB'H.
BPRI'IAL, nKKIN UOODft MAtLK
Between t and 10 a m and 3 anil 4 p.m.
it:'iai. nr ai.K-
Between 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 andS p.sa.
Between 10 and 11 a.m. anil i and S p.m.
!( BE 1 E R 'S.
Public Sale ot Real Estate.
by dire.tinn ef the owners, we will .ell,
at public aaction, the following described
Into, in the subdivision ol the M.J. Miller
homestead, situated on Alabama street, Win
ohMfttar street and Market street, namelyi
Lots IV and S en Alabama street, witb
front aire on Uulnby and w monaster sia.
Lots 23, U, A, M, 27, !t), 2tf and 30, on south
side ef Winchester street.
Lot 31, on north side of Winchester street.
Lo 1 1 and 2, en Market street.
A full and accurate plan and description
ean be seen at oar otice. Title perfect.
Tina, naid. Abstract of title will bo fur
nished purchasers. Sale will take place
promptly at II o eioex, an on ine groanua,
No postponement axeepl for inclement
weather, in which oa.e neliee of further
time will be given.
1 he green ears run past Ihe lots.
R. J. BLACK ACQ.. 12 Madison st.
Most Elegaint Selection
. or -
A iid American Production of
HsT Our Relccllon eomprlfMxi
Elegant Ntj len (of ihel.nlcHt)
and IIF.NT Maker, ForelK"
tfatTOnr Goodnare Ira port el
DIRECT, through OITK ii"-
LEISI h 0
jr 1st nie n ear-lsMMl wf If ssntlnriea
Baaaaaa, seal reoolred, In BOllenl
atalpplna order. ) Paek prov.
leel from trtmt, tl.00 l M per
Bnneb. BtselesM insane natorler fur
Holiday. Telepbone Bi.
jaHHaOI dk OtUlfiKK.tSd rrsslll
HBW YORK Ml RE
Total New UaslnoHg Greater than th. total now business of 111
Other Lifo.Corapanles now represented ia Memphis Combined.
Increase in Surplus more
surplus of all other Life Companies now represented in Memphis.
GILBERT MINE, :
J. F. WALKER, : :
Koom No, I, Cotton Ric-hange
AT COST, I'Oll TIIIUTY l4Yi, to make room for Mprln
Stock. One lt Open cugKlef. nultable lor country
OCK OiVS AkXWVACTVUK, aud fully guaranteed.
Lilly Carriage Co.
2.r SccoikI Street. Mcmplita. Tenn.
I! CANDY! GAM!
THIS MORNING AT 8 O'CLOCK
i!ii:iwiiiti K'n nam; at
-t3 JefTeraon Street,
srThe bcsl fslI'Mstl. lflM In the nuirsot VT arranfed Pure
Uav.ina killor. Ml P r I bsili.aiin lo liilsr tmly.
5 rarIoadai NJeel Nails.
:i t ur-loiuN NuuU and aod,
1 t'ur-Iond I.arf,Ilain,4 and rvHiiMHJce.
a (!HtloadH 4uierlcan raardluet.
1 t iir-load New IIhImIiih,
1 'arlotid rVcw Nalmon,
I t'lir-lfintl t'HlifornlH 4 'aimed l'rnlt,
l(t t'nr-liOw TomatoeM. I'eni-UeisiJoru, lite.,
I IHir-ioAf'. AMMoreVM Mlwve Meat.
a 'r.liiilsi New York itiiekwbeal.
W ar-rsHli INfcleel, Kraut and Itartrel Tieklea,
a nr-lonli Nllrer Hiwii t'reaiu CheesMj,
A Car-loiidft Vlrxlnla ltaunli,
it a ur-loiuli Flro Draekem and Flrewnrku,
t'ar-lteiidsi JV utu aud t'orrautu,
U !tr-loal Flue UwiiaiiaM,
d (!ar-loadsi Ited lien lavl Apnlen,
a (tar-loada FreMh Fancy (taudleM,
l I tur.iai.il Out meal. t)rackel U Ileal. Kte.
And a eoiiilele awaorluitnit
lor tlie MpeclHI li-
jLEIlOI I Mil
try Goods, Notions, Hosiery
GENTLE iilEN'S FURNISHING GOODS,
Non. 326 Hinl S'-JH Main
garOIIH stlOIIK Or fAI.I. AMD WIN I
COMPLKTlt THAN KVKtt DKr'UltH.and our
In tho United States. We are Agent, lor,
TennrWHee Manufaolurl-itr Cfi.Vi IMnl
Quarter of a Century intlie Hardware Business.
LAM GSTAFF & Co
Nob. 323 and 324 MAIW
OF MEEPIII8 A NAFK
A'o. 49 1IAD1NOX KTUKET, MI-VPIIM, TE.M.
a. OVDLET rBTNI'll, Hrealdenl.
H. J. UI.AVU, ( Mkl.r,
KOIID or OIUECrOKN.
W.D.BBTHEL. J. K. GODWIN. H. P. RBAD, W. N- WILKKKHON. D. ZKUNHR.
H. A.HAMIL'foN, JNQ OVKHTON. Ja., VV. f. TAVJ.0M. H. . HNOWDKN.
B.I. MoBOWKLl., K. DUDLBV JflUyHhk. Wa. A .WI-UAMdON. K.J. BLACK.
sr-Depns'ra reeelvol from 50 cenU upward, l lnler nllnwMl on same seml-anno-allr.
Will Bur and Hell Looal Beoorltles, .ct a. Trustee, Receiver, etc , for corporations or
Individuals. Can banoine (luardian. Administrator, etc. Du end bell kiohange. Biieolal
attention paid to Collections. Msss can be drawn oat tat nnj llisi. when das red
for ive.tment ia Real Kstate or otherwise. Have a commodious Vault for the IJeposlt ol
Valuables for tbe benefit of Hrnlir I'naloniens, free of ohargo. hafe Deposit Ues.es lor
rent Havlnra canc)H aoljcltiiif. A ficfsitorv cf the State of Tnnessee.,
No,S3raiul3ratlIon iStroet, MftupliU.
than twice the total Increase ot
trilMinar, Memphis Tennessee
T- 35 "VST T S.
of Ntaole and Fancy UroeerUfl
di ;ouuiry rrawrcuauasj.
Htrtwf, MtMiiphis, Tonn.
KB CUOII IM l.RJl:lt AftO MOHB
prion will oompue Willi luice u' a . iiu.a
- i - , lirllla, SiietlnT, SlilrtlnK, Kt
l.l.ltf ION eft 3 4I,K
ST., - MEMPHIS, TEW 21-
DEPOSIT, TRUHT T0. AND
V. Si. vVll.KrRHoai, Vlci-PrrMtnl.
WM. II tsstirriNW, Toiler.