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MEMPHIS, TENK., TUESDAY, MAUCII 19. 1SS9.
VOL.'XLIX NO. 52
I 'V tJtt - 1 Hi I II
Our Eolations With Our Neighbors
In Central and South Amerioa and
v With Moxloo Discussed.
The Senate Resolution Looking to
I Closer Kinship Brought Up.
Mr. Morrill Opposes the Appoint
;. ment of a Committee for this
j Purpose Because Canada la Not In
- oluded-5ohn 8. Burton, of Holly
f Spring's, Nominated To Be. U. 8.
Marshal Other Nominations.
Special Dirpstt-h to The Appeal
Washington, March 18. As wns foro
seen in these dispatches of tho 11th instant,
the contest over tliu vacancy exist
ing in tho oillco of Marshal lor the North
ern Dibtrict of Mississippi hug resulted in
tho selection of John 8. liurton, of Holly
Spring, for tho pluce. Today his nouiina-
lon wus sent to the senate, and it is ex
pected tliut it will be conllruied in short
time, Tlicro will he nS opposition niado
to this action on tho part of the two Mis
sissippi Senators, Loth of whom churactor
ized liurton us a clean, good man, likely to
make an able executive ollieer. Dr. Bur
ton's principal opponent wus Col. J. L.
Morphis, of Pontotoc, a Congrcsiiman and
ex-Marshal. This appointment is a sufll
cient evidence of the correctness of tho in
formation contained in these dispatches
w ith regard to the plan to bo followed by
this Administration in tho distribution of
patronage Dr. liurton owes his selection
to the support of tho gentlemen who are
contesting the Congressional seats iu Mis
sissippi t'hal mors, et al. who are being
rocoguiiod as the leaders of tho Republican
party in their respective district.
Every appointment made today, outside
of thoM from the Stuto Department and
of tho heads of bureaus, is to fill an exist
ing vacancy, and it can bo reiterated that
it will be some timo be foro President Har
rison begins to cancel commissions.
Col. II. C. Towers, of Sturkvillo, Mis.,
was one of the several diaapiMiinlod ones,
w hen he found today that Mr. Mason, of
West Virginia, bad own npMtinted Com
missioner ot Internal Revenue.
Cant. Ueo. lluchanan, of llollv Spring,
and Mcair. Aleurn, McKee nud'Dowd, of
Jackson, aro all hero cxef ting tho light
ning to strike them in boiiiu form.
is nit: t:Air.
I Oar Rrlstlon Wllk Vlrxlre aad t ralral
i Aiuerlraa Coanlrlr.
Wasiiijcoton, March 18. The third
week of the called executive session of the
Senate 0-ned this morning with tho
". Viee-rnnident in tho cluir.
Resolutions worn oM'ered and referred to
tho Committee on Contingent F.XK-ncs,
i authorixing the Committee on Woman
k suffrage, and on Additional Accomiuoda
' tions for tho Libiary to sit during the ro-
: The resolution heretofore offered by Mr.
Gibson for tho npsiiitmcnt of a select
, committee on relations with Mexico and
' Central America, was taken up.
Mr. (iibson disclaimed utterly tho sug
gestions made by (Senators l'latt and Mor
rill (when the resolution wa. last under
discussion) implying that tho motives
which prompted its being offered were the
expectation of the mover to Iks npointcd
chairman and the desire of enjoying a
pleasant trip at government expense, lie
reminded tin) Senate that bo had oriiri
nally offered it as an amendment to Mr.
Hoar's resolution for a select cominitueon
relations with Canada; and that if it had
boon accepted no - additions! committee
would have been required. Ho had of
fered tho resolution because the )cople of
I-ouisiitna were very largely Interested In
tho subject of increasing trade relatious
with Mexico. There were no let- than
thirteen steamship lint plying 1 n't ween
New Orleans nd the scniKirU of Mexico
and Central America. The imports Irotn
Mexico Into the United Slates amounted
to f:K.O0ii,0iK) a year and tho exports from
the Culled Males into Mexico only f.S,
(H),0u0 year, and that giuat dillerenee
between Imports and exports showed that
there was some ditliculty in tho way of
trado with Mexico, which dillieulty re-
Jnintl attention at the hands of Congress.
I was natural enough that he should re
'spond to the sentiment of a desire for an
intcrchumre of hospitality and commerce
between New Orleans and tlunr countries.
Mr. Morrill disclaimed any idea of be
littling tho iinKrtant questiou of commer
cial relations with .Mexico, Ho hud
thought, however, that thero had
Ix-cn altogether too tunny H-ripatctic com
mil lees provided for. Hi far as Mexico
was concerned ho had ls-en decidedly In
earnest In rxprcssi.ig a desiro to go thero
himself and examine into commercial In-
U-resta and relations
Mr. Coke referred to a report mado by
Mr. Schlciehei when a lCepresentstlve
from Texas on trade relations with Mex
ico, was one of tho ablest ami most ex
haustive report to Imi found anywhere.
The resolution was referred to tho Com
Inlttoe nn CoiuiaiTce, and tho heuate pro
ceeded to executive business.
When the doors were reopened (after a
very short interval of timo) the henato
rocccdcd to the coimideration of the reso
utlon heretofore offertd by Mr. Call, for
tho appointment of a wliM't conimiltee on
the relations of tho I'uitcd Mata with
Cuba and tho other West India Islands.
Tho discuaMon turned en tho question of
the competency of tho rVnato when sit
ting In culled cxculicQ session, to enter
UMin the iKirformunce of legislative func
tions, Mr. liray uaklng a short argument
against it, -
Mr. Micrmnn said that the precedents
on that point all turned, not on the power
ol tho K-na',o to do so, but whother it was
discreet and wise to enter upon legislative
nm-stion at an extraordinary session,
W hile li? Iil no objections to tho refer
ence oj tho pending resolutions he did
fiot think tho rnal should adopt any
reolutioii making achnrgo umm the treas
ury or in the eoniliiirenl fund, but should.
after tber had discharged the duties for
Which it had burn called, adjourn. The
thscuwioii was further continued by Sena
tors Shernisii, lllackburn, (iray, Call,
l'latt, Oooro and hpooner. The lutter
favored the Idea of leaving thn wholo
matter of n ImIkhis w itli (Vnadii, Mexico,
Cuba aud Uiu bvuilt Aujciiuu biaUs m
tho hnuds of tho Exccutivo without dis
posing of the qucHtion (tho pending mo
tion being to refer the resolution to tho
Committee ou Foreign ltelations). The
Seuato ngain proceeded to the considera
tion of executive biniuess,- and at 2:50
rresldcittlnl No intlou. .
Wasiiixuton, March 18. The Trcsi
dentseut tho foliowing nominulious to tho
Juatiee W. Budd Deacon, of New Jer
sey, to be Marshal of the United Rates for
the Diotrict of New Jersey; John S. Burton,
of Mississippi, to bo Marshal of the Unitod
cUiites for tho Northern District of Mitfis
etippi; Edwin I. Kursheedt, of Louisiana,
to be Marshal of tho United Stutes for the
Eastern District of Loumiuuu; Drad D.
Slaughter, of Nebraska, to bo Marshal of
the United States for tho District of No
bratika; Win, II. Whitemun, of New Mex
ico, to bo Associated Justice of the .Su
premo Court of tho Territory of New Mex
ico. Smith A. Whitfield, of Ohio, to lie Sec
ond AsHiataut l'ustuiastcr-licncrnl; 'Abra
ham D. H.nzon, of Pennsylvania, to be
Third Assistant IWmHster-tiencral; John
W. Mason, of West Virginia, to Imi Com
missioner of Internal Kcvonue; J. Gran
ville Leach, of Pennsylvania, to be Ap
praiser of Merchandise in tho District of
Philadelphia, Pa.; William W. Thomas,
Jr., of Maine, to bo Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary of tho United
IStaUss to Sweden uud Norway; Samuel K.
Thayer, of Minnesota, to bo Envoy Kx
inordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
of tho I'uitcd States to tho Netherlands;
Charles E. Mitchell, of Connecticut, to be
('omniissioner of Patents; Nathan O. Mur
phy, of Ariionu, to bo Swrolary of Ari
xoua; David M. Lines, of Louisiana, to be
Secial Kxaminerof Drugs, Medicines and
Chemicals in the District of New Orleans,
La.; John P. Ward, of Oregon, to bo Ap
praiser of Merchandise iu the District of
Willamette, iu the State of Oregon aud
Territory of Washington.
Mr. J. W. Mason, of West Virginia, hns
liccn selected for Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue and his nomination will
be sent to the Senate in k fow days.
Secretary Wimlom bus apixnnted Mr.
T. E. llyrns, of SL Paul, Minn., to be
chief of the appointment division of the
Treasury lvpurtmcnt, vice Mr. V. P.
Smith, resigned. Mr. Hyrns is President
of tho Republican League, of Minnesota.
Ho is a iH'rsonal friend of Mr. Wiudom,
and will have confidential relations with
him iu bis now capacity.
The PostmaRter-tieneral lias appointed
James M. Tyncr to bo I Hited Slates As
sistant Attoiney-Ueneral for the Postollice
Tho Post master-General has appointed
J. L. Verve, formerly Irallic manager of
tho Philadelphia A Heading ltailroail, Su
IM'riutendeul of tho Itailway - Mad bur
vice, vice Duncroft, n'smned.
Wasiiinotox, March 18. Samuul R.
Thayer, nominated Minister to tho Neth
erlands, is a lawyer of Minneiiolis. Ho
is forty-seven years of age, a native of New
York Suite, and graduated from Columbia
College iu tho clas with Waiucr Miller
And Charles Emory Smith, of tho Phila
delphia 1'riM. He went to Minneapolis,
and followed upon tho practice of his pro
fession, where ho attained a xtition in
tho front rank. Ho is esteemed highly by
the eoplo of Minnesota, and is said to be
well quaiili.Ml for the dimes of tho posi
tion. .Mr. 'luayer has never held public
ollicc.nnd was not an applicant for apioiul
meut now, the posiuou having come Jo
him unsolicited through the efforts of Sen
ator Davis and uthets, w ho vouch for him
in the warmest terms. The appoinico is a
bachelor, and has spent considerable timo
Mr. J. G. Iach, uominated a. Ap
praiser at Philadelphia, is a well-known
merchant' of that city, and w recom
mended for tho ultlce by teuntors Came
rou aud Quay, and others.
fallen I lh I'rraldfwl.
Wasiiinutow, March IS. The President
excused himself generally to callers this
morning on the ground that be was busy
with olliciul matters, aud received only
those with whom he had mado engage
Gen. D. F. Butler railed during tho
morning, and tho President grained bun
Mr. Win, Phelps also called, but on be
ing informed that the President was busy,
left the house with the remark that he
would call agniu.
Among mote who saw the President
were Secretaries Maine, Window and No
bio, Senator Allison and ex-Senator
1 ho President gave a reception iu the
eat room during tho afternoon.
WasiiimiTox, March IS. It is believed
at tho Dejiurtiueutof Slate that the Saiuoan
commissioners will not 1st able to start for
Ilerlin before the middlo of April, as the
matter with which they have to deal is
rather Intricate, and preparation for its
consideiatioii involvisan exhaustive study
of a larce amount of diplomatic rorresponif
nice, as well as of the long protocols of the
former conference. The commissioners
have already visited tho State Department
and conversed brielly with Secretary
l'.laine, but liavo not yet received Instruc
tions for their guidauce in Urn approaching
Wasiiixutox, March IS. The fx-nate
lias confirmed tho following nominations:
John A. Knson. Wm. WalU r Pholpsand
(ieorgo 11. llutus. Commissioners to the
Samoan conference at Ileilin, aud Cyrus
liunacy, Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
lie N4 a Warmer ('lira.
Wasiiisotok, March 18. Senator Ed
munds, being troubled with cold, became
somewhat alarmed and baa gone to
Geoigio, hoping that a wa.uior climtto
will rclieva him of his trouble.
PccreUry Tracey baa returned to fhe
city and was at his desk yesterday.
The Secretary of the Treasury yesterday
accepted a,OuO, 41 per cent, reg'sturod al
J. D. Tyncr, of Indianspolis, hi been
elected for Assistsnt Aitorney-General
for the PosofTice Department.
There were no opinion! of seneral In
terest rendered in the Supreme Court of
the tinted stall yesterday.
Tho Acting Comptroller of the Currency
today authorized the City National Hank.
ol llirinlngham. Ala., to begin business
with a capital of $100,000.
There is ronshlctabla opposition msni
fesird to the eonliriiiation of the nomlna-
'luuof Lewi W 0.11c to be Uwveiuox of
Arixina, nuj it is said chargoi hnvo been
made against hliu for pivsLiitation to the
Commit teo on Territories. The nature of
these charges, if they exist, cannot bo
learned, but It is expected that at tho next
meeting of tho committee a favorable re
port will be ordered on his nomination.
A U nt tho residence of Justieo
Malthows yesterday morning elicited the
Information irom a culored servant that
'".Mrs. Matthews instructs mo to say to
cullers that the Justice is ever so much
A PAPAL BLESSING
Extended to Dovoted Canadian Bish
ops by Leo XIII.
Nxw Youk, March IS. A Montreal
special says: A letter bearing on the tem
sral power of the Popo was recently
forwarded to his holiness, signed by Curd
Inal Tuschereau, the Very ltov. L D. A.
Mareclmlo, V. G., administrator of tho
archdiocese of Montronl; tho Very Itev.
0. llouthier, V. G., aduiinistrator of tho
archdiocese of Ottawa; Mgr. Lallecho of
Three Itivers, Mrg. Kaeina of Sherhrooke,
Mgr. Mereatl of St. Hvacinlhe, Mgr.
lxriaine, of Pontiae, M"gr. Gravel of
Nietilct and Mgr. llegin of Chicoutiuii.
After referring to the great joy the sign
ers and their Hocks cxcrienccd at his
holiness' jubilee, they declare that they
ore "painfully uflecled by the criminal
efforts of those w ho deny tho rights of tho
Then tho letter states: "In our name
and the name of tho clergy, and of tho
peoplo conlided to our care, wo protest
against tho injustices committed by the
enemies ot llio Sovereign roiitiir. They
violate the law of eternal justice, they
wound the rights of citizens, they oppress
the rights of .the church by tho most ini
quitious of persecutions, while at the same
time they glorify thoiusolves with being
the Iriends of liberty."
"They grant unrestrained liberty to nil
errors anil to the worst societies, but they
opKjMO with great fury tho Catholic dis:
trine, religious bodies und the holy see.
Anyone may say and pnbli.-li wluit he
pleuws about the rights of the holy Komiin
Church and its Moved pimlor, but very
heavy penalties are imposed, and not-only
Catholic laymen and clergymen, but eveii
on tho successor of tho prince of the
apostles, every time he undertakes to de
fend or to simply mnko known llio unde
niable aud divine rights ot the church.
"We adhere with all our heart to tho
declarations uud protests relative to the
temporal domain of the holy see, which
you, our holy father; the sacred college
and the faithful of tho whole world, have
so often made."
They assure His IIoUuchs that Incessant
prayers will Ikj offered up for his protec
tion, and conclude by asking the apostolic
Iwuudicllou for tho 'clergy aud laitluul of
The following is tho reply of the Holy
Father, PoS J.eo XIII. , nd'trcsicd to his
eminence Curdinal E. II. Tascliereau,
Iiear Son Tho ajiostolie abvoluli in and
blessing Is) upon you. We have roeived
a letter tilled wiih aflcctioii ami tvpci t
for us, as well as i:h seal and psMorul
solicitude which, iu concert with tho other
prelate of the province, of tiueb.-c. Mon
treal and Ottawa, you buve addressed to
us. It is extremely proper, in virtue of
the sanctity and tho grandeur of your of-fh-e,
to vin. In ale tho liberty mid n.-bu of
the aMlolic chair, mid tolciuaud it n ac
count for tho malice of thorn men wlio
only seek to Ies4n the dignity of tho sov
ereign ponlill, to cover the Call. one reli
gion with scorn und to tin n away its ser
vants from their duly by the fear ol n
allies. Your letter hint inuvd u the
inor" pleasure becansit it display, nn ad
mirabhi unity of sentiment and even of
lang'iiijo and expression with those which
we have received nn the same ruhji el
from tho lli-hopsof sever il other connlnm.
'1 he unaniinou arc'iin'iit alTords in no
light consolation, il shows us that di
vine power, which unites into one body
oil the part of the II s k of our land, noth
ing Is ing more secure and more, calcu
lated to conquer the audacity and b.illlj
the designs of llio f neinles ol tho chinch,
who desiro above all thing to create dis
sension among the laithful. Wo hope
also that this divine union displayed
among so many men of ureal wisdom and
great authority will be able to iiillocnco
the minds of a good nuinlsT ol those who
have fled to tho camp of the enemy, or
who adhere to it by caivlessnes or willful
ignorance; aud let 'no men nctrlect to hear
your advice and your demsnda, to thich
wo attach very great lmisirtance, and lo
that tiniverrnl law which causes yon to
pisy in uni-on with your brothers in the
rpisoonary that God, tho sovereign ruler
ol all thing, might render powoilc. tho
uiougnis oi mo uniK'iieviug, inui lie
might bring their projects to naught, and
that ho might spread abroad among Ilia
people the fruita of peaco.
Possessing our soul In pa'lence, and iu
tho firm Iiokj that Divine aid will never
be wanting to the church, we address to
you our deepest thanks for the devotion
that you bear, and we cull down tism you
the Isiunliful gifts of heaven, which will
make you tmwcrful In the accomplishment
of all good. In token of this gratefulness,
ami a a proof of the value wo plucu in
your .regard, wo hwtow iisui you, our
dear son, in the natno of the Ird, tho
apostolic Is-iicdictiou, upon tho other
An lililsuo and l.nliopswlio are Joined
with voti in the letter which wo have re
ceived, as will as upou tho clergy and tho
Isitlilul ones confided to your care.
Lxo XIII., Popo.
A ShsII Irnst kr)rrntal.
East SaoI!aw, Mich., March IS. Tho
formation of a salt trust now seems to lie
assured. C. F. Uurger, representing the
Eastern manufacturers e nungod In tho for
mation of a National Salt Trust, came here
in January and had a conference with the
manufacturers at (he annual meeting of
the Salt Association, but no conclusion
was reached. Subsepivnlly the piesident
and a nictnler of the exuculivo board ot
the Michigan asMiciatiun, visited New
York and iu vest i gated the situation and a
proosition wss made for tho creation of a
trust, the busis of which was the purchase
of all plants operated indosndcnlly of
sawmills, the product controlled by the
Michigan association and manufactured In
connection with mill plants to be turned
over to the national trust at stipulated
prices. Tho proposition was laid before
tho special meeting of Michigan manufact
urers last week in this city, but member
Iircsonl voted lo go into the trust on the
asis proposed. The idea la to shut down
all works where fuel coits so aouch that
there is only a narrow msigin of profit,
and the procfuct ol each district lo be reg
ulsted by the area it can control, this
being, of course, reKiilsted by frxighl rales.
Ilurger Is now bare, and the details of the
trust, or syndicate as it Is called, pipfer
able to "trust," are being srraimed. The
entire salt-producing territory of the coun
try will be included In tho trust, which is
said to buys a coital of U(M),M,
A Murdor in Wilson County, Tcnn,
A Poor and Humblo Man Cowardly
Assassinated in His Oablu.
A Brutal Old Chlld-Boator KUla an
Oflloer of the Law.
Ke Kooti, the Savage Murderer of
Now Zealand, Resumes Work.
Be Surpasses "Jack the Elpp3r" tn Ills
Nefarious Deeds and the Euro
peana of Poverty Bay Are
Fpoclnt Pl.pntch tn The Apr!.
Nahiivii.i.k, Tenn., March IS. News of
a murder in Wilson County reached tho
city today. Ijist Friday night, Joseph
ltakes, who lived near Statesville, was
phot aud killed while silting at his fireside.
Pukes resided in a log cabin. About 10
trVlock some one went to hi dwelling and
after making a hole in the hotiso by pull
ing out the chinking between two logs,
Ihvd tho contents of a gun into Rakes'
stomach. Death wns almost Instantaneous.
Suspicion ut once pointed to two men
named Hutchinson, father and ion. -with
whom Rakes had a few days previously
had a ditliculty alsiut a fence. Rake had
sworn out a warrant for their arrest, and
the case camo up for trial Friday at states
ville, hut a continuance was granted. It
Is said the men mado threat against
Rakes, and for this reason they were ar
rested and committed to Jail without
A lraiernlv villain.
Los Axoki.ts, Cel., March 18. Consta
blo llaruishefeger went out to Garvan'a
villairo vtterilay to onvt an old man
mimed II. S. Spr.i'U0 for beating his
little girl. Spratiue shut llaruishefeger
through the head, iiithcting a mortal
wound, and then hiiih lit) nn Depu
ties Mi'utchiii and Jone, who had an
l ompnnie.l the t'olitatil. The deputies
returned to the city and gave the alarm.
Several paitie (hen sUirted out lo capture
SprUKiie. One party uvertuoL ( i lis U'tween
Siuth Pasadena ami Alhambro. Sprauue
turned on Ibeiii and thed shot after shot
from his revolver. '1 he pursuer replied
w.ih several volleys. Finally II. W.' Pat
Ion, Registrar ol ttiu land otlirv, silccts.'ded
in beading oil I be fugitive mid called lisui
him to surrender. ' Siirntiie replied by tir
ing two shots at l'atlon, both of which
liii.-cd. I'd Ion then hrt Sprauo through
the abdomen with a rille, inlhciiig a fatal
wounds, Spnguo is thought lo have been
i en ne.
Julitt r. stulllsnn' lixfslrsilan.
IviiUN roi.is, Iud., March 1H. Tho
rxper! n.poinle. by the Onunty Commis
sioners to examine inl. ft'lie shurtaito of
John 1- Sullivan, tho n'l' on ling County
i icra, nave so lar pnign .'o m nieir work
that tho shortage iu th trust funds is
known to Ihi alsiut In addition
lo ll.is there is I 'p.llfJ svunl by hand
nlent n-presi-ntaiiori from thu county
treasury, making the iD-gn-L'slo sleahu
fiom the county i si.issi. It is Is'lieved
that thu bulk oi lli;s money wa taken lo
( ana. 1 1. The in lictment of G.iH n, and
his connection with Sullivan, led lo the Is"
II. that there wa a gieater shortage iu the
hospital fund llian the t.l.l. sl known to
have Ison l.mL It is Lamed that money
was drawn from the state trvAifrv ostensi
bly to meet bills, but some of these bills
still remain unsettled.
tMhalmll Mardrrrr Nf.SMH W arh.
Sm Fa4Mcis-o, (Ml., March IH. The
latest advice received fr.nn New Zslsnd
stuto (hat the suvago No Kisiti, who inur
derrd Kurosans by whVeioilu from I Nil)
to 1H0S, I at bis bloodthirsty business
again. Hi inuidersat t!iu s ri. sis slated
startled the world, and the later ones are
fully a atns ioiK Ho Wa dejmrted to
Chatham Ilaud !.t lM'.'s but. escaping,
reluriied to his old haunt and more than
made up for hwt time till when he
wa granted pardon on condition that lie
would ceaso Is its bloody work. Since that
time he liu not cominl.te.l murder until
within the last few mouth. The Euro-s-ans
in tho nciKhtmrhood of Poverty Ray
aro terrorized beyond words lo de.nlj
by li is recent depredatie.i.
Weslrra llirrrllal Ks.
Pai.timoiik, Md., March K Referring
to the AwK-iated Press .lisj.ati lies concern
ing tho differential rat.- on tickets from
Western cities to Now Y irk via the Haiti
moroAOhlo R iilroo.1, Gcnuul Passenger
Agent Scull, of the Iklthnoro A Ohio, siy
his company h.ta simply put Into effect
again tho rate that were in forco In lss
at tho time tho Pennsylvania Railroad ro
fied lo take the llaltiinorr A Ohio Into
New Yoik over lta tracks. The Italtimore
4c Ohio ha succeeded in establishing a new
through bno to New York in connip tion
with thn Philadelphia A Resiling and Jersey
Central Roud and has rcmined romiH-ti-lion
for New York psenir"r business just
where it left off in list. I he action of the
I'.altiinore it Ohio Coni;nny in re-stul-lishing
It old rati- i su .u neil by the
Trunk Line Association and by Chairman
Rhincharil, of the Central Tralllo AswM-ia-lion.
All talk alsiut a p-ner il demorallita
tion In pssm-nger rates ti-uinii nn account
ol the reopening of the lisltunnre A Ohio
lo New York is, therefore, Mr. Scull aaya,
C'aaahl ky a Clrralar Maw.
()viV IUtrh to Tb AppmL
Hki.bna, Ark., MarrU 18. Mr. It. I
Cobb, a cltixen of thl place and the pro
prietor of the Helena Shingle Machine
Company near this city, met with an acci
dent today that may result in hi death.
In pawing from ono part of the mill to
another, be stepped against a circular saw
that was runniug at full so.l. 'lbs saw
caught him by the heel, flitting through
the bone and Indicting a very seiious
wound. The wrench given his leg wa of
such violence aa to break both bones, Dr.
Overton Moore, of this city, who baa
charge of the patient, atst' ithat bis Injury
I of a very grave uature.
Oklakensa MsHstwer HrfnM Tarsi.
St. I-oiw, Mo., March 18. -The latest
news from Oklahoma la that many of the
boomeis, Instead of leaving th country aa
ordered by Lieut. Caraon, who la In com
mand ot the United Flutes old cr. are
tuklug to the wood aud axe cwuvtulliig
themselves in camps, especially In tho
forests along the norm fork of tho Cana
dian River. This bit left at Oklahoma
Station only those who aro entitled to re
main by reason of being employed by tho
Government or by tho railroad company.
Indian scout are scouring tho woods and
thic kets for these, cam and soldiers are
scouring tho country in every direction,
and wherever boomers are found they are
ordered to leavo and get over the line as
rapidly as Possible. Thero bus been but
little jjnposUion to the soldiers, bill some
of thJToomers claim that since the cession
of tho country by tho Creeks the laud is
public domain and that tho military havo
uo right to drive them from it.
AN IMPORTANT HEARINO.
Southern Railroad Will Appear Before
the Interstate Commission,
Waniiinoton, March IS. The Interstate
Commerce Com mission today resumed its
hearing in tho matter of oxport rutes and
tho method adopted by the trunk line in
computing them. C. G. Murray, Irallic
manager of tho Chesapeake & Ohio; W, P.
Walker, Jr., of tho Keniiesaw Division
Freight Line; John Porteua, general man
ager of tho National Dispatch Line; J. E.
Child, general mauager ef the New York,
Ontario A Western; Mr. Harriott, of tho
Italtimore A Ohio; Mr. Felton, of the
Erie; Mr. Sisdra, ot tho lxhigh Valley;
Mr. Has, of the Richmond A Danville,
and Mr. Hays, of the Wabash Western,
were examined. The gist of llio evidence
wa that, wilh few exceptions, the inland
published rates had not for some month
Un maintained. Some of the roads had
mado an effort to maintain them and in
consilience had practically lost their ex
port business. The take Shore A Michi
gan Southern had in a very few months
Irom cuirylng 35 per cent, of tho export
business dropped to 7 per cent. Other
road had siitlero I ipiite aa severely. Gen
eral Mananer Hays, of (ho Wabash A
Wrsfern, waa called, and answered several
question put to his colleague, Mr. Hop
kins, at Saturday's session by Judtro
Strong, counsel for the like Shore. He
said that bis msd had not for somo time
maintained a uniform Inland rate and Dial
their inland1 export rale uero often lea
than their domestic sealsiard rate.
Mr. Porteua, of the National Dispatch
Line, said that he had no ktiowledgo of
any manipulation of exjHirt rate by bis
company, and iu eonsispieiice of its exact
ing full intent and rates, bad lost a lariro
share of ita business. The iniort rati-
from LiveriHsd lo t'hicago during the last
six moirtha. lie said, have been considera
bly less than those from the aculsmrd
Miint lo Chicago, tho proportion being
about twenty-two to twenty-live. Mr.
Harriott, of'the Raltimore' A Ohio, ex
plained thai in making their export rates,
the steamship companies tlxed their tarill,
to which the railroad company ad. hvl iheir
inland rate. This inland rate had been
fairly well maintained.
Mr. Haas, of thn Richmond A Dan
ville, said that the situation of the South
ern road wa wholly diflcrenl (roui that
of the trunk line, Ihh iiuso of tho (act they
have no regular Inn ol steamers plying
I t ween s., ui hern aud foreign port' and
hence they are dependent upon tram,
whoso rates are often much higher than
those of I he rvidar lined.
It seemed lo m tho nnlvetxal opinion of
inn ireigiu niansei preeent Unit j uni
form through export lanir could not Imi
maintained, a in (hat case the' railroad
would Is-at tho mercy of the steamship
companies. Hut the opinion wa a gen
eral that a full inland rate could le main
l.unod a contemplated hy the lawaudlh.it
a laithful observance of thu law would re
sult In i:ood to all concerned.
Chairman Cooley then said: "I made
the statement a while ago that we prooo,
at the request of gentlemen hero repre
senting the Southern roads, to give them a
hearing, and they have named (or Unit
put h.m. two week from tomorrow. We
should Imj glad to announce an earlier
date if iinii'licabln, but we do not diet that
Ills. We do not know that there I any
resson why it should be earlier, excepting
the one that this sort oi thing which has
lii-en going on at the North of which I
think the evidence is abundant - may, ht
Iuim, continue, u u less tho romniisniun
makes some deliverunco on the subject
now. Wo do not want lo bo roiiiM-lled to
announce no opinion on so IiiishUuI a
matter without careful (ieliU-raiion. nor
until tlioso Southern geutlemen have iss-n
beard. Hut il is very manifest thai there
have been thiiui going on hern that should
slop at once. '1 iter never ought to have
ls-en done, and if they should cew foith
with, this Would be no reason why we
should not take two months, or even
a liltlo longer lime lor final expression of
opinion. As to what has ls-en going on,
we must coinplimeut Mr. Ilaviss for com
ing forward aud slating frankly just what
the facta were a n-iranl bis own road.
Wo should have ls-en Is-li-r sate lied if a
like courage bad been taken by all others.
They must all be satisfied Uow that what
they have ls-en doing has Uot bi-eil justi
fied by the law, and there should Imi no
more ol if. They oueht all now to do
what no doubt Mr. Hayes will do,
namely, in a manly manner, endeavor to
comply with thu law. Our purism is not
to hurt anybody, but to bo ol service to
the community in seeing that the law Is
olsterve.l; and, while we havo llxed two
weeks from tomorrow for the hcuring of
these Southern geiilleiuen, iu tho mean
timo we cxmm-I the partic to take up the
law and study it, aud ace thai, so far as
their own roud are concerned, ill lived
up to. Hero is tho law, and II is
not for you hereafter to say to us
that tin-re aro practical otmlude
In the wsv of complying with It; that
you would lose bllsiue'as bv so doing, and
all tliut sort of thing. We are not con
cerned In that We do not wish to do
anything to inuke yon lose business; at
the asuio time we cannot accept it as a
Valid excuso, that If you obey tho law you
will thereby lose business. Tho timeotiKht
to bo considered a gone by when a man-
airer can com to us and say; 'I named
tins rate, and I did it regardless of law bo
ra us ray couiMititor had done the same
thing.' Thero is no excuso for that prac
tice. If a w rong Is done by one road to
the injury of another, the proper method
of redrew Is not lo duplicate the wrong,
but to go before the common authority,
whether il be the commission or the vol
untary atsociation, with complaint of the
wrong, one crime In railroad circles is no
more to be excused by another
than one theft la to lie Justified
by another;' and it ought lo be just
a discreditable to violate a criminal
law which affects lallroad manauer in
order to make money (or their roads, a It
is to violate criminal law In the appropria
tion of private proirty. 1 say llics
tiling In view of the fact that we think in
Jiislne to these Southern gentlemen we
ought lo give a coutinuance of this invest
igation for a couple of week in order to
let them show what there I peculiar in
their rase. We do not want lo eimm in
vjilmou Uiai wIUiJIih:! Uu.lr Lulit un
til they havo been fully heard; but in the
meantime practices iu tho North that
havo been iiiHtly complained of, and
which havo all appeared to bo unjustifia
ble, should not be continued. That should
bo distinctly understood. I trust that
after sayiiig so much wo shall not two
weeks hence have complaints brought
to us that these practices have been going
on in tho meantime. Parties must not
take tho redress of wrongs into their own
hands w hen tho Icgalilyof what they coin
plain of is, to say tho least, very doubtful,
i'liev ouht lo remember, too, that though
tho hearing is suspended two weeks, the
law is uot suspended; that remains in forco,
and its penalties are in the meautimo pro
nounced against violatoia just a much as
though no such contiiiiianco bad been
taken. 1 ti nut, alter what ha been said,
wo shall not hear complaints like these we
have beeu Inuring all uloug, while this In
vestigation remains over. I trust, also,
thai if there is occasion been u to of all thtU
hint been dono to make complaint, that
the parties will not tako tho remedy into
their own hands,"
Mr. Green -A circular wa Issiiod hy
the commission a week ago relating only
tolho case, as 1 uuileislisid, where the
carrier hud filed a tariff in pursnanco of
the order of March tl. As 1 understand It,
ono of the companies tliut has been rep
rosenicd has filed no such tariff showing
what the export rate is. In other words,
showing by nomination or otherwise that
the export rate is tho same on the inland
and llio ocean rale, and the tptestion,
w hich it seem to me Is quite an important
one, and will bo during tho interim, is
whether that practice is In accordauco
with tho present views of the commission.
or whether that company, like tho others,
should lilo its tar ill', showing its export
rate u a fixed rale, instead of changing it
from day to day.
Chairman Cooley I suppose all parties
understand that wo regard thai order of
March (I, lss-i. a in force, and wo cxM-cl
ll to le complied Willi until wo rlianue it
Thai is tho law, as we understand it. We
made it because we supposed wo hnd a
right Mo make it, and there will lm no
change mado In that regard until after this
coiifereiico I concluded.
Mr. Ilaydcn (of the Now York Central)
As I understand II that uoca with tho
addition to 11, that in niso of an inereuno
ten day' notice shall be given of .Vie In
creased rate, ami if reduced thn"! duya'
.. it ...
nonce snail oe given oi ino re.liictioii.
ls my understanding agree with the
understanding of the commission?
Tho Chairman Yos, air; that is the
Thereupon, at 2:30 o'clock p.m., tho
Tuesday, April was fixed upon as the
day when the Southern currier will Ut
heard in lite matter of export rales, and
the meth.sU of computing thein.
The commission will give a hesrinir to
Passcliiror Association, regarding tho issu
aneo and printing of tariffs, Thursday,
March 21. '
TUB AUSTIN CONFEDKRATH) II3MIS.
Kind Letters of Indorsement From Dl-tlna-ulshed
Ntw Yohk, March 1H. letter of sym
pathy w ilh the projected Nt'tloiial Confeder
ate Soldiers' Homo at ".lm, Tex., con-
tiuuo to jour int.i tl.n.'li.iy, );ivcr
Downing, Amoutr Iho tellers received is
one from ex-Pivsi.lent Rulheiford II.
Hayes, from Fremont, O. It li given in
full Mow. There aro also lellei from
Maj.-Gcu. Crook, of Iho I ivh!on of Iho Mis
souri, uud from Geu. W. Merrill, of thn De
partment of Iho Mm. ml. ien. Crook
sKitks of the movement a "a charity
which sectionalism rati well uffoid to over
look, ami the North can, In this way,
show ki'i.luoss and s) nipitlhy lo a fa'luii
I x-I'iesideiit Have write a follow:
I ki..it. o., Hsn h iv wi,
My IVarSir- I thank vmi for the i.iivl-
lege oi iiuxiiitf Willi I lie icw l or a Cltl
ieii' Committee in their patriotic ami
charitable work in behalf ol the d.sahled
and destitute sol. her of tho late Confed
eracy, i he timo I plainly drswinu? near.
It It has not already come, when Justice lit
us (icieuiler will re.iinro tho .National
Government to exicnd much larger sum
man nave lieretolore is en appropriated
fr the supsirt of thn men who saved It.
The sacred obligation to the Colon soldier
must not, w ill not t forgotten nor iieir
hi tetl, retH-cially by llio-si who have shared
in tho fullest iin-aiure the prosperity which
has come from the service nll, s'scrillco
ol lhou who ahssl by tho Government
when it Wit iutls-tiled. Hilt those who
fought against the Nation cannot, mid do
Dot look to it lor relief. J heir disabled
aud di-stiltito minrndts aro left lo the
ueliensity and Is-nefaclion ol their more
fort tlllille fellow i itien who wisely fore
Cast tint iuspir'iiu future of our coiintry.
Confederate soliliuis and Iheir desceiidaii'ts
are lo share with u and our d.-si-eudjul
the di-stiny of America. Whatnvcr, there
(ore, we, iheir lellow-citiri-n. can do to
remove burdens from their soldier and to
brighten their lives I surely In the path-
wsy oi ixitn iiumsniij and patrioUsin.
With my contribution lo tho enterprise. I
Is-g you also to accept my ls-st w isln for
ill siici -is. 1 remain siiicen-lv,
Rl'TIIKKrollll II, IIavm,
1 be !. r lis llrl I fcampln.
Sak Fiiamisco, Cul., Manh IS. Tho
stenmur Zcslnndia, arriving from Austra
lia, brought It, W. Gifford, Csplaln of the
biig Cliauipiou, which wo driven ashore
on the rocks at Ponaplo, In the Carolina.
Tho veuel and cargo of cocoa nu Is are a to
tal InM. 'Iho crew -cc. to I'oiisplo,
where thev live-1 three months, hill were
finally taken, by the missionary ship
Morning star, lo Honolulu. Hin btrk
Cariiu Winslow, which arrived yesterday,
11 days from lUllimore, paed the wreck
of an iron ship, Rritish built, in the Straits
of leMalrn, but could Dot mako out her
lis mi. No white men were alsiard, but a
number of Indians were on deck. The
Rritish ship Ray of Cadis is now out four
teen days Irom Sydney, Australia, lor this
port. She Is commanded by Capu David
son, and is a steel ship ol l.O.'U Ion net,
owned by J. Rullock.ol Ixuidon. Ninety
guinea premium is being ollerud on her
The Mrslraa Nalleaal Haa4.
Nw Yohx, March IS. The bondhold
er of the Mexican National Road met here
today in accordance with the provision of
the rvorganiratlon plan, and nominated
the following director to be voted tor at
the annual meeting at Colorado Nt.rlng,
on April R Win. G. Raoul, J. A. I lot soy.
Chsrto C. Resuisn, Geo, Coppell, Lloyd
Aspinwsll and hs-ksteiu Norton, for the
six nominees nwiding In the United
States, and F.mll Velssvo and Manm-I Sal
vmlra as lb nominee residing in Mexico,
There ws no cuuleat aud the meeting wss
purely formal. The Sttskh jhleis will
uuuiiual five direcUm ut Uoivb kU
Tho Southern Loague Organized.
Lovers of the Sport Will Have Fine
Chattanooga Enters to Stay Undor
Tho League Will Consist of Eight
Clubs From tho Cities
Of Memphis, Mobile, Chattanooga, New
Orleans, Nashville, Dlrmlng-ham, At
lanta and Charleston Everything
Is Lovely Today's Work.
flHtoll tlpatt-li to Tito A.il. '
CiiATTANtHsiA, Tenn., March 18. The
Southern Rum-ball league held a meeting
in this city today for the purpose of com
pleting an organization. aVresident T. D.
Wharton, of New Orleans, was present
and presided. Memphis was represented
by Manager James A. Woods; Nashville
by Manager J. F Whallen; Rirmlnghain
by President J. J, Kent; New Orleans by
President J. II. Reilly; Charleston by Di
rector R. A. Smith; Mobilo by Maurice
Kauluian, of Now Orleans, holding proxy;
Atlanta wired acquiescence und that a
representative would arrive tomorrow.
Chattuuooga mado application for ad
mission under conditio that the suuson
should osn in this city, aud that the rule
requiring a deKit of (000 from each city
should be abolished.
Tho first condition wa accepted and the
second was compromised by requiring a
boud of f KXI, w hich la lug accepted, Chut
tamsiga was unanimous! electe.i.
The last season's con tract for the A. J.
114-ach hall was continued in force. .
The salaries of Iho umpiies were cut
down lo f l a mouth,
A Schedule Committee was npiKilntcl.
consisting of the tlelcgites pre ut, who
will adopt a schedule tomorrow.
I he Icatfiio starts off under favorable
i-lrcuiiistaiiees. Tho utmot.1 good feeling
prevails ami cacti citv Is ready to concede
where necessary lor the kms1 of tint league.
President Wharton slated that the Sew
Orleans and Memphis team were com
plete, Itirminghain .radically so, Charles
ton has some men already siulied and the
other clubs w ill have no trouble in com
manding gtssl men at about one half tho
salaries paid last season. The lesgno will
liii-et aeatn tomorrow morning ami com
plete thu orguuizuiu and adopt a sched
TUB ARKANSAS LEUlHLATUtlB.
Proooodlna of the Bonota and the
r't. sl l-...l. li In It.s Ai t-i-sl.
l.itTi i IIih k, Ark., Man h IS. In tho
S'enat.i lo.l.iy imijoiity and minority re
ports from the committeo appouited lo
i Jtamine into (he uianagemeiit ami cfli
lieiicy ef the gt-ologlcal survey were
A bill pns-M-d the Scnato fo license H-d-
tiler of set-ret medicines, providing for a
licenso of f-'sH) for cat h vendor traveling
tlirotik'h (he Stale.
Iu the House Mr. Martin Introduced a
resolution, which was sdopted, asking for
the npMilntmetil of a joiut committee of
the House und Senate to investigate the
olh-L'i-d matters of discrimination us cotton
frei.-ht rates charged by railrKi.ls. The
colon. iitcc is empowered to send for wit
nesses aiel lake testimony In such c.isea.
A iinmls'r of new bills were introduced
in lb" House, smoiiK theiu U-ing:
A hill to prohibit the destruction of trade
by the formation of trusts uu. I combines.
A hill to prohibit tint working of Slate
convict within three miles of any city or
incorporated town in the State.
A bill lo prohibit thu sale ol native wine
in the Stale, except by grae growers, and
then in imsntitie not les than one quart
A hill by Mr. Rector to protect railroad
passenger against fakii aud hotel drum
mer. A bill permitting miner to organise
mining district In the various counties.
The I louse sis-nt the entire afternoon on
tho ilesf mtiUi appropriation of r'.'.H.'! for
li e ensiling Iwo lears, and wus cut down
to about one half that amount.
'Iho House hereafter will ilevoto the
moot of ita time lo the coiuuMoiutioU of
lx-mayou HKwirra party.
Distinguished Capitalists Visit 8hmotil
fo 1st IHtpMib lo Th A.s-sL
Riiiminoiiam, Ala., March IS. A sm
cial train ol three car arrived in tho city
early this morning, having on board a dis
tinguished party from tho Northeast. Tho
party consisted of -x Msyor Ahrain H.
Hewitt und rx-Mayor I'lwsrd CoH-r, of
New York; John C. Calhoun; Frederick
Taylor, a prominent New York banker.
John Martin, a capitalist and hanker of
Pans, Tex.; R. F. Fackeiiliial, man-tr-r
nf the CsiH.r-llewiil iron works,
ol Durham, Pa.; Joseph Stokes, manager
of Ibn Tienl'in ( N. J.) I rou U oiks, aud
Ralph X. Mils, of New lork. ico-Pre-
ident M. II. Smith, ol thn ljitlisvlll
A Nashville Rnlroad, Joined the party at
Na-hvilln Satuid.iy ami condut ted lln-in
lo bhelll-ld wht-ro Ihi-v Ss.-nl yeiter.Uy.
They did not visit K-cutur us wasiu-lendi-'L
The tUv ha been iim-iiI In iu-
Seetillg Iho lurnaee and Other Industrie
of Ibis section. The party will remain In
lliniiinghain until Wednesday morucig,
when ihey leave for Atlanta.
rrehlhllla I h I Mrs IsnsltMlls.
Sa Fnakcimxi, Cel., March IS. Late
Chilian advice stale that thel Xilian Gov
ernment ho Issued a decree prohibiting
the immigration of Chinese into tho Re
public. The Chilian Government baa sent
orders to Its imniiursiiou r Ats In Furope
aulhoriiitig thein to give free s,igo lo
all who desiro to immigrate t Chill, where
on arrival they will receive board aud
hshrinu for fifteen dar. The Rollvmu
ami Chilian Government are encaged In a
dispute over th action taken bv the I titer
In Antofsgaito, the I liinaii Aiiuisicr oi
roreian AUslrs In reply to a protest irom
lloltvia. sav Chill eoniden ss annrxod to
her U-rntory all land south ol parallel No,
Z; that Chill exercise deleruniied Juri
diction over th rest of the roast, ami that
while Chili entertain th most Irit udly
Inlrntion toward Holivis, it dw not ac
cept the coitilitiou of the coast to 1st uclt
as claimed hy IkiUvU.