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THE KEMPIIIS APPEAL: TIIUI1SDAY, MAItCII 28, 1889.
Washington, March 77,
For Alabama, M laslssippl snd Uultlans:
Fair, followed in Mlsaittlppl and Lotiialnna
by light ralna, stationary temicntture on
tlie gulf, cooler In the Interior, variable wind.
For Arkansas, Teuneeae and Keulucky; fair,
colder, northwesterly wind
ft pedal aiullelln.
Mrsrnrs, Tcna.. Nsn h lDO-11 p.m.
The following Information bu been received
from tbe thief signal Oltleer.
Cllss-rver, Menu-Ills, Tenn.:
llolst cold wve signal; temperature will toll to
bout 40 degrees by o'clock .m., March ak
u pirRTrT I'. . siomi. kisvict.
Mi. Ml int. TkNM., Man-h J". ls.. (
7lti Mcr. Time. "r. Torn. Hum.
a. m . ' ' '- "
P. in sj.cn - .Vk
Maximum temperature, 71 niiulinnm tenir
atutv. .''; river, b p. m., IV feet: change during
latst iwetity tour hours, US.- -ulutall fr put iwvuiy
lour hours, 0-0.
THE ilL Ml' 11 IS APPEAL
TLKM3 OF M'HH'RirTlrtS.
On vr $10 I Three mouth fl w
In uiotiUit,..- W I 'u uouih 1 w)
Br yetr.. I ' I mouths . to
C j-r I t 00 ' his niomUv....fl 00
MAT ! Wl XIV.
(iir jrr , ti M
Ti.si-eipts of Cotlott yntcrl-iy were but .MY
ba'.-.s. a,.-iiit .Vd laics same .Uv lt year,
r';. amounted to it.' Iml.-a, of which e x
j.irt. rs secured I.imi hale a til spinner Ihe
re:i.a'iid-r. Tie K-oaI market closed t'irio at
an advance of I-I'Vj on middling an J higher
grv.!.; low gnt.h-s unihan.-ed. fra-h shove
middling are i;vut out u( tl.ensrl.it and
tn.y almost be quoted nominal. FL: nirrita
yc-vrday were 2 Isilcs. a.-ain-l !.::.T f. r
co-rv-s;on Urt ; iy h-st r,n. lh-oript
.ieee 6 .!rniUr 1 are now l.'.H!n in
evs,,J n.'' ! f. r tMr.e tin; lj-t year,
' n. .rf-'.r Ij k IZ-' 1le of turning the
7 ., (alif j. int. wl.iih will be an eent
f -i l):e cotton In 1 of Memphis. Tlie tt.s k
o rttn on hatrl U I cing stddrapidly.il
mw being but ti'.2 lain ag.iinM
t.il.- name .Viy Ut year j.tcloel l.rm
Ian ahaii of 1 1V at N-w Orle.iiK and
! ly at New York an.l l.iv r". r'utiin-.
l '.iv.''-l 3 t i .iiit ai. l J ci.i. t and
'raly at New rlraii. At New York fit
tun- rl"'l Molly; old cr'P m mi'Ii Kit
ri.' l 3 .i:nt and new t rj niontlia nnvcd
l;p 1 j-i'nL i.mrj.. futnn-4 alonn l 1
f.i 2 ini. ch.iii firm. IWt riNV!. ) e-
. n!.n- were t.J lnl. or K I in ex
r .f r.vrjflii mi aine dnr la.t iwa.n.
Till: .MEMPHIS AITWI,
TUUBSDAT. I I I UAKCU SO, 1801
" N0IIAUTY JS A017.7A"
We pttblixh In another column, from Tht
.Yrw Yurk Jlnoil, a yuipitim to which
aeveral of the leading writers ol the coun
try are parties, nu I In whiclt they cxin-s
theniielvoa as l'i tho limitation)! of tho
novelist Some of tlieia aro very con'rv
Btivc ill what they say, so mo of theiit take
mi.Mlo KMititd and sotiio of them, like
Julian ll.iwlhorne, Mrs. Atherton nnd
Mm. Wilcox, a to inclined to Imi radical.
I'ut wlial they say Is tnteriMlitiK as an
rr'ion ol opinion upon a phase
of literaturo which. C)iiiariid to the
liensjMijH'r, is very limited indeed. Tlio
iIim itsnion Is, for this reason, Ij our mind
narrow and nwtrictej. What c-ffii-t, for
iiiMaitee, could .Vl.OiK) coiies of any of the
ohjeeted-lo novels liave compared the
1 rfU in j adverlisetuents ono tneets with
in every daily itewspnier and even in
some of the religion wwklies thnl tell of
the deti'loroita elhi'ts of erotic exi-ss?
Theao ro brondcant Into million of homes
every day aud there Is no protest. There
aro also tho bald, bate atuties of the
crime nainnl !(. no lotijor ronflttpd
to medical treatise, tho illu.tratlnns
til which leave noUilnotucilod. to
ido these aud the inllueiiee and t lTect
they tuny ismiitily have on cirls as
well as hoys who bavo not tlm advaiit-ijin
of wuU'lifu1 tn'ither training, the worst
liovebt wo have rvceully heard of -as
"Tho (Kick or tho IVad."' the author of
which was sjHnially pulled by The lliml.l
as tho promise, of jjn-nt lliin, and "A
Transaction in Heart" would Imi as a
tnetv pniwinjt breeto to a daily hiliricane.
Tin n look at tho atao. hi nee the day
when "The Mack Crook" wsa first "put
on," tlio nude drama aa It ha heeit c illed,
bas Urn pilng frui bad to worso, tlm
lowest decree Is lim reached when a Com
pany of pretty (jirla were marshalled
and maneuvered ss birds in "Ihe l)eil'a
Auction" and the "Twelve Temptations."
Wherever tlnwe plns have Is-en priHlmitl,
rsjsTially in amull places when our "louu
tt J eoiisiua" have frev aecees to the 1 he,;ter,
the inaimipT liae 1se rtnMurs'd by
crowded Louks, full hull l0 aulntnvs
Is'iug roiusstcd of the fair sex, who were
lint ollcinied by the deiadatiou of some
of their leas fortunate aisle rs. Tlio news-
pa rs have liivelj;lio-l aint this aort of
dramatic is-rforinance, but the managers,
smarting under the adxersu and some
times severs criticism, say the puhli
pmler it to what la r!n..illod
nsiiio li-uitimsto drama. And thus the
stage is uisde lo body (orth the spirit of
tho tune snd bold as 'twere tlm minor tt
to nature. As with the ilrntns so with
the novel, to which it is so clew ly allied
The l-eoplo will read what iaseualioual
in pn fereiicw to anything that deals with
too ptiWiphy i.( life. The more xr
a-itul the news the more the nrwhpMr
is likely to tw read, and tico vca. The
riinlal and crim, con. are real and
rrtirtMiibered when things of ital concern
to a comuiuuity sro foigollea. The aim
1 iu . i s .. . . .
kws -nuns, or tlie iH-ad' every page
of it recking with di-sire. waa an.
jdaud-d by many ol thi crilies, and
was largely read, and titers was an
immediate) demand lor the likeunsa and
the biography of lbs wrltor, w hose per
aotia'.ily was identinod as that of Ihs
beroins ia spits of the purity of bcr life.
Not so with "Iluruil fuydam,"by Mrs.
Gortrudo Atberton. Wrltinj with a dis
tinct purposo to prove that nmrriaijo ia not
a failure, and that in that lUto nlone wo
men can And aafvty, Bccttrity and happi
ness, sho hits boon bittorly and brutally
assailed by critics who bavo bailed Mm.
Chnnlcr as a ming star, bncaiuo alio
plclun-s a girl who, "Mistress o'er
herself," talses a looso rein and
illtmtrntes tho cflbct of ono act of sin to
produce reuiorsa as compared with (lie
continued licentiousness of a callous rotto
who did not cure to lii lo bis conductor
shield bis nhniuo. And tho most brutal of
tli eso attacks hava cmnnated from a critic
whoroKurds with complacency the stnje
with its naked drntua, Its denouements
lca.lini: to divori'o and the shamolessness
of "Catuille:" I'ut theso critics must in
dulp a sia.m of virtuous indignation to
aJOHire Ihoinsclves that they bavo not for
gotten bow lo do it They cannot oru.1
the advertiser who prints his treatise every
mortiinif on private dicas that would
bo to injur tho advert'isins business.
They know it is nselexs to cry out about
tho leg drams as the peoplo aro wedded to
it aud so they sail tho novelist without
riVrd to tho consiiitettcijs or tho proprii
ti for which they set thentselves up as
gvardiatis. But tho novelists will jco on
in their own way and tbo people will read
them m V'Tf as they aro not Indecvul
merely to accowptiok indecoucy, for they
like to e the mirror held up to nature,
w hi thir it be naked or tloilu-d.
T.IF. PEA J 11 OFJOIIX BRIGHT.
Tlie telegraph announces the death of
Mr. John lWight, the great l'.it'hid. states
man. The sad but n t uul.sked for event
occurred at b'.s home near Ivjchedale yea
tenlay, snd was tho result of a prolonged
snd serious illness which be bore. heroic
ally. Tints has passed away ono of the
first orators iu oar Ln,'ua.-e, in this or sny
other time; onoof tho most uncompromis
ing of English Liberals, a stienuoiti friend
of the i-eople, a n former who had n ) com
promises to offer or in.iko w ith tho ene
mies of tho ma, and an ardent advocate
of frethmi regulated by law. Mr. ltright
was chief among tho lending Knglish Lite
cm!. This is to be said of bim not
witlnUn ling Ids inconsistent and un
explainable opn-xition to homo rulo for
Ireland as it was propose 1 by bis
friend Mr. Gladstone, iu tho bill defeated
by tho defection of the I.iberd-UntonisU
under the lead of tho Manptis of Marling
ton. lU-ared aud educated in tho faith of
Fox, a Quaker, bo wxs guided by the
cardinal tenets of that singular body of
Christiana and as much as was possible to
hltu endeavored to engraft some of thorn
on tho legislation of Great Urilain. II
believed that tho three Kingdoms should
be governed as a Christian commonwealth
and in tho spirit of candor and justieo
inculcated by the founder of tho Christian
croeiL Un believed that nations, liko in
dividuals, should do as tliey wished to be
done by. Jleitce he argued for freedom,
free trade and for Ihe fullest and fairest
opportunities for tho people. This bo
made apparent at the outset of bis career,
when, in IS'V't, ho made common cause
with Col.lon, then nt the head of tho Anti-
Corn l-aw U-aguc, urging and arguing for
fn-o trade, and e-eeiully (or (roe bread
for tho lal mring masses. Paring that
agitation and until 1HT), when tho Corn
Ijiws wore rcxn!od, bo was su eloquent
advix-ato of that and every other measure
(or tho enfranchisement, education and
advancement of the people, lie a.tw and
(elt tho depressing clT cts of tho class and
creed legislation that then prevailed, some
of which still remains to binder Ihe l'.rit
ish -eoile, and ho I iocs mo the champion
of fn-e trade in and out of railisuieut,
which be entered iu , and was among
tho l.ils-ral lueinlx'rs of the House of
Commons who witm-a' ! with delight tho
ai 'rewsioit of Mr Kobert 1'eul to tho ranks
of the I.ilH'rsI party, and after him an
other Tory statesman, and the greatest
rnuluiid has ever tv-eii, Mr. William
I'wnit (iladstiitm, hiicccedlng upon the
passage of tho reform bill (Itkl-.T.') the
siilmlilulioii of a frou trade policy for pro.
Icctiou by l'n il .ml was the i.iost sweep
lug and radical ehangnever slleinpUxl by
dehlieratiig ImmIv. Il brought alimit
coitiphto revolution in, trade, re
sivid tho del Tensed industries of
tho nmniifii. -luring districts aud sur
prisi'd the farmers because they share I
in tne genetiU prostwritv aul were
not ruined ss their Tory task-masters In
sisU-d would bo thvt aso if tlm Corn I-ass
were repealeJ. The condition of Ilug1au
juntUfore this was accomplished tlHH )
is painted In very gloomy coi ns by Mr,
Noble in Ida "l ist al la-gislsiion of Cireat
lUitiiin." "lAery iiih n M in the country,"
howtiles, "was alike ilcproxed, in the
inanuliKliiiiiig dlliicls mills and work
shops wen- closed and property was de
preciated iu value; iu tho seiMrls ship
ping was Liid up ohcIi-mi iu tho batlsirs;
sgticultiind lal orers were eking nut a mis
erable rxislencotiMin statrntion wage and
parshial relief; the revenue whs insuf
ficient lo meet the national expenditure;
and tho country was brought to the vcrgoof
listiousl and uiiivcm.il bstikrilptcy."
The adoption of a froo trado policy re
versed all this snd instead of ruin
there was an advance In the volume
of exjrls, trade was rev I veil, msniifsrlor
ics Increased aud iho shlpnlng wero fully
employed. Itistea 1 of Ihs disintegration
anl ruin of the empire, as was predicted
by I -Israeli, there was a feeling of diffused
happiness, and all clauses Ml tbs stimulus
of Bseri. auf enactments t hat bsvt aim
placed Ureal Utitnin In the advance as Ihs
Rreatest of the manufacturing and f sport
ing nations of the earth. In bringing
aliout this change Mr. bright bore lead
ing and spirited port With a thorough
knowledge of tho trade and manufactur
ing resources of bis country and tho In
creasing demands of tho world ho was on
nbled to make an argnmont that, sup
ported by an oratorical ability which has
never been Biirpassod, provod to bo irre
sistible. In and out of Parliament ho was
a tower of strength in support of tho
series of measures by which the protective
system was broken down and England en
tered upon that remarkable career under
frea trudo by which bor exports havo
grown from '.,371000,00a in 1812, when tho
find of tho froo trade measures was en
acted Into law, to $1,1.12,000,000 In 1SS0.
Mr. IVight was during this lime and up to
lKSt'i, s consisteut friend of Ireland, and
spoko and wrote and voted for every re
medial measure proposed for tho ameliora
tion of the condition of the peoplo of tho
unfortunate sister kingdom, and be helped
in the accomplishment of tho disestablish
ment of the Irish Church, thus rclioving
the Co'.holica and disienters from the sup
port of the establishment His voice, was
always for reform, for expansion and ad
vancement and whenever ncceeary il was
the first for peace. He was opposed to
war as a relic of the bruto barbarism that
In tho duel eo long survived in Individ
ual case. and ho did not hesi
tate to break with Mr. Gladstone
a few years ago on Iho Egyptian
cii-tiou and leave the Cabinet of tho Min
bdot under whom in ISoS ho first look
cilice. Mr. I'-right waa a fine exaniplo of
the sturdy Enludunan, moved by the
energy of his convictions, the tendency of
which were all in the direction of liberty.
It was this that made Lint so ardent a
friend of Ibo 1'uited States, especially dur
ing the civil war. To bim the t re-jx-ated
saying that this country is the
hope of humanity was a truism, a verity.
Opposed to sis very, ss the Quakers of North
Carolina and every other Rate and place
were, bo also loved the Union .as the ono
0en asylum for the oppressed of tho w orld.
lividcd, ho felt that liberty would be cur
tailed and human progress for time
bo stayed. Ho thercforo became an
ardent friend of the Union In opM-
aition to tho Conservatives who supported
tho Confederacy. His eloquence and
influence were never mora conspicu
ous than duriug this epoch which brought
lo the South utter ruin and tlie complete
lemolition of a system of labor built up by
more than 200 years of effort aud friendly,
favoring legislation. Hut in this Mr.
Iright was consistent He bad always
been for lilierty, and freedom and free
trade, and our system of slavery repre
sented protection in its highest form and
its worst ways, and it waa, so far as
tho slsve was concerned, opposed to lib
erty and freedom. We can afford to aay
those things now that after the lapse of
thirty years we are again asserting our
selves iu the Union, in possession of ma
terial forcos that must minister to our
ascendancy aa well as growth, aud we can
afford to pay tribute ol admiration to the
llrilish statesman whose lifo was devoted
to the betterment of the people fur whom
bo w as called lo legislate. We can afford
to pay tribute of respect to a great orator,
some think tbo greatest of modern orators,
tho man who was the constant, earnest
and unyielding advocate of liberty and
freedom, and spoke as a true Christian (or
l-oace aa essential to the elevation of the
masses out of bruto conditions, and to tho
spread of civilisation.
-- ' -n
Phisiiicxt Hahmiso yesterday ap
Minted l.ohcrt 11 Lincoln, son of Abra
ham Lincoln and Korrotary of War In
Arthur's Cabinet, lo bs Ambassador to
England; Mr. Mu rat Ualstead, editor of
Th (.on inni( CosiiKTciaf-fnr-nV, lo be
Minister to Germany, and Allen
Thorndyke Klee, editor of Ihr
Surth Amrrietin lUiUte, lo bo Minister
to Ilussia. Theso aro eminently s.itlfac
lory appointments. Mr. Mural Halstead
baa lscn one of the hardest bitters of the
South; be bss bee u betimes bitter !ie-
publican; but It ia to bis ctvdit that ho
supHrted Groelcy for President, and that
when Harrison was known to be elected he
immediately declared for a hamta-olf put.
icy so fur as Iho South is concerned. Mr.
HaUlesd will bo welcomed at llerlln,
where be is already known as an Ameri
clan journalist of distinction, and ho will
dotihlhws mako as high a place for himclf
in the esteem of tho Germans ns Mr, Pen
dleton, whom be succeeds, lias liiadn. Mr,
Halstead ia ono of several Journalists
whom the President has promptly bon
nred, pulling bis Administration In marked
conlrsat, in this ressct, with Mr. Cleve
land's. And stlthe journalists whom bo
has speiuted In ulllt aro worthv and
well ipuhilod, aro men of affairs snd rx
periemti, and will, it is hoped, reflect
credit npon hint and ii-nn our country.
- - - - sr
Out i ll's bill In force) Phel.-in's school
history upon the rhlldren of Ihu Statu was
rejected by Iho K'liuto yesterday. The
Majoy would doubtless bavo been larger
if Smatois had locallcd the f.iel that the
bill waa In the nutiiro of special legisla.
lion, and therefore uucotnititiiiioual.
Tnst I'otlch electoral lull and tho My.
era registration bill did not come up In the
hetisle yeslerdsy aa the order of the day,
bill Ihey will today, when it is lobe Imped
they will bolh be passed by decided Votes.
Tub bill appropriating fduM to com
plete and finUi the West Tennessee Any
linn at llollvar passed the House yesterday
aud Will doubtless become law.
If Isesroeslly ho, l.y the H-oplo llmt
the uniform-text bo..k bill and the I'lielnn
history bill will ntl be hvard of any more
MORALITY IN NOVELS.
ABB WB ON THB BRINK OP A BKVO-
LUTION IN .UBBAKY ETIHCST
If So Is It To Bo Dsplored or Enoour-
aged? opinions or wniwer, wiu...
Frtwoett, Sidney Luska, Ella Wheeler
Wilcox, Mrs. Athorton and Others.
Tits ArrEi in its Issue of February 21
printed s review yf Mrs. (ierfrudo Franklin
Atherton's now famous novel, "Hernila
8uydam." This review drew from Mrs.
Athorton a lerter. In which sho thanked the
literary editor of Tub Aitsai for tho justice
and discernment of motivo displayed in tho
treatment of Ihe book, lloth Tus ArrKAi.'s
review and Mrs. Atherton's letter have at
tracted wido attention and been the cause of
much discussion of what constitutes humor
ulitv in llctiou; Mrs, Athertoii maintnincd
in her letter to The Appeal that her novel
had no immoral tendency, that sho simply
held tho mirror np to nature, to prore that
marriage was not a failure. Iho New ork
llrrM, attracted by the general discussion,
has taken up tho question of morality iu
novels and bus obtained expressions from a
number of the most prominent American
novelists of the dav. Following is tlio
llmihi , article embodying Iho loiters of tlio
In bis brilliant and epigrammatic manner
llyppolite Taine has aaiiiof lieKnllsh juib
lio that tta advice to novelists ia aomew lint
as follows: "lie monl. All your novels
must be such as may he read hy youtiz girls.
We are practical mind, nnd we would not
have lilerntuie corrupt practical life. We
Micvs in family life, and wa would not have
literature paint the pnvion which attack
family lifo. We are ruritnns, and we bavo
m-served Mimething of tiie severity of our
allien against enjoyment and parsion.
Aiiioni;.ieso love is Worst, lies aro against
reseuililing In this respis-t the most illustri
ous of our neighbors." lint before Taine,
one of the greatest of English novelists,
Tliackeruy hiiiiH-lf, hud rei oeniied and ilo-
ploreU the limitations which the iiuliliu
forvej upon the novelist: "Nince theaiitlior
of 'Tom Jones' was buried no writer of lie-
lion among ui hus been iieniiitted to depict
lo Ids utmost power a num. We must drue
him and uive him a certain conventional
ainiin-r. Society will not tolerate the nalu
ntl in our art"
The same cry has been repeated acain and
airiin since Thackeray's time, . and now has
swelled into a chorus, ltidc-r H.ii'rnnl and
"tiuida" in England, ltoycsen. Julian liaw-
lliorue, laittirop and even Henry James in
America, have mud public protest in this,
that or the other periodical airiinst the ty
ranny of th Young Curl that Ih-wIu liii'nr
idol which publishers, editors sndwrilcis
bow down lo with more of fear lliun of love.
and whose supposed needs or pnferenees
dictate just how tar tho novelists shall fro in
depicting life. These protests from leading
spirits showed Hint a mighty cbamre was in
the air. And, In fact within the past year
wo bavo bad an avulsneiio or books ol all
degriisof literary merit, wln frank treat
ment ol tlie ikissIoiis and ot tlio Ineiilul
triieK'ei throiiuh which thoughtful men are
pssniiK would have leen unutterably shock'
log to our grandmothers the dear old ladies
w ho thought "Jane hvre and "Adam iiclu '
were immoral, and who bsiked linii "1 he
Autocrat of Ihs llreakfast Tablo" as wickedly
iniuieu . .
18 IT A KEVOt.I'TIOST
That the cligngo lias come, therefore, Is
patent, is ii a evolution or is it a mere
f ishion of the moment? And, if a revolution,
should It be deplored or sneourucsd? f-liull
we sound Ihe aiarillii or ring tho Jubiiii-?
Are we to bolisve that Ihe false gods are de
throned, that sincerity and truth seaking
have conquered1, or are we to stand aghast nt
the spectacle ol tbs brut and Ihe Inildel In
man surging to the suiface, aud discanling
tlie conventions and Ihs proprieties inherent
from long ages of ctvifiaatiour These are
questions fraught with the utmost iinorl-suei-,
for tlisy touch th vital issuos of ie
ligion and morality. Women and young
people all read novels; women and young
ie., pie represeiii me next gi-neralion. He-
igion siio inoraiiij an learneo in youiii,
and she who mm k the cradln rulo the world.
It has therefor seemed sdvlhahlo to collect
the uplliions of lewllng authors as to what is
the pnqier sphere of fiction, how far II may go
hi di-piciing tne seamy smo ol tile or Its emo
tional or iiitcllectusl aids, and whether the
popular novel of the present la In the line of
progress or ol retrogradatlon,
1 he following Biiswers have been received
by the ll taliU
LITKRATCHB SIIOt".D Ml MOB W.
I.ltcraiiire and art should bs moral. There
ia no tval biauty ojwrt from purity. 1 li
the lime is far distant when the language
wlilcb Initio nuts Into tlin mouth ol J-.li
glislesi-iiklug people shall b no longer
true. "We arc prii tiral and we would not
have literature corrupt pr-irlioal life. Wo
believe in the family, aad we would not
have literature paint tho passions which oa-
saii iu Juux iirissi tAr Hirrisa
tub an bit is avBBTTr::.o.
We are men, and nothing that Is human
ran we justly hold uninteresting or iiiiiin-l-ort.iM.
There la no pha-e of human lifo
wlm h fiction if we am lo demand of il any
thing mora than pleasantry shoulil he for
lo, Men to treat. Hut its treatment must bo
serious ami of high intent, it must he Ul tlie
right iiiniim-r and spirit in the spirit of
tr Ituls-rt or of Tolstoi, aol in that of I'aul
de Ksk. The spirit is everything. Write
of man's elemental passions In a moral
spirit, and )ou will contribute Ui nisu's
moral wealth. Write of the pattern of his
w.ii-l-ront in a spirit of frivolity, and you
will write what lis were Utter off without.
I lie spirit is everything. To constrain
iioelits to write virgiuibui pucrisqua is
simply to tether srt
Hut th Inivs and gi.'s sleiuM lie re-
Ir.iinisl from n sdlng lo.il which is uusuilud
lo their iiuiuatiiritr. Ment lor the man may
Ik- il-oii for the child. They man ign these
things lielter In France, wrier "Madam
llovary" h.is a place in every library, hut no
insiilen ry is fullered to an its page. It
seems to ftie, however, that iii i of our re
cent Kiigli.li writing novell. is who hsve tin-
I- r to k I- to trea.1 un delUatn gmund luiv
done so in a wrong spirit-for the sake of
creating a sensation, sr,iiiriug notoriety,
pandering to the morbid apiclito of the
public and making "a lolly good haul'' In
the way of tovaltie. pmh ladies and gen
lleuiPii, I should think, have stolon Ihs liv
ery of th court Of heavi n In serv Ihe devil
III. It. lUaiasuiMduey Luska).
oarcsg;rr 4 aMTTKB or.oaooaArnr.
I hav alwav believe. I ohoeiillv. like
liNspltumy, lo ls wn ailsir of g.-oraphy.
What would strik a I liri-tiuu In Amciica
os unsN-iikahlv profsue Would ii,,t seem at
all so loa llruhiiilu of Indis. Tlir l,,iie it,ie
often lueii uklaUhls whit the AneloHaxon
liste hoi, Is us iisimshiIIS. It m uu lo me thai
tins i s of iiiitloual hiss cannot sulci y
dispj-pirded by a writer of il. tmn. Mill the
only real immoriillty wlm b be nefds fear Is
that of mil rii'li - -of Uaroig false witness
Ihe iinkeilnc-a'oririilh lls.;f esn never 1m
ituiiioral, tlooinh frolu Ihis nr Him nnii, n i
standpoint il easy be ilei nit-d lead Ibo
notell-l of lislsV, tt bs he a mini who thinks,
Ciiimot bin rhiile tinder I hose absurd restric
tion llmt prudery lias pin. e I n . ,ii him (
is lie who rsutlists '""si e uilv tlint theiw
would he slight dilfrrem-e In i,rn il,a (Ming
of niiHlr.ly ti lt by a Turkish ln.lv ho was
i.l.l.gi .l 1. 1 walk Ihs street. ( l ',i,iHi,t ,,
with iiiiroyetvil face and Hut L it hynaon
w le oi s a er If she link the nunc lk
nearly III a stale of liu lily. The only ui
proprieties III lislur r Hunk of s lo. , m:tn
ii.srl her. tecornm, bk religion, ha
II. iw far the feallslie art of a novelist
should go Is qnil aiiotbi r ipiisl oil. Il
mlglil ho called, Indeed a liufc-e tinind of
lniiilry on whiill heats a hugn isean of
sp. dilutive "oli. lhav. to mee any
on ah, i ran 111 me, in -nor Isom words,
wleitnrl liieens al all. We renin alone
Siioiber, "Your r cm It U.l." fYoiir plav is
r..bhl-h." ' Your pleiui Is a daub, ' hut I
lute not Mrcelved that e ever get much
beyond these purely autocrallo declarations.
At. lallie. in his brilliant enmnrt.nn Kn.
tWcetl 1 Mllssot in.l T..
quite clesr to me ttfnt he preferred his own
compatriot; but be did not demonstrate to
me, mat 1 was wrong iu putting the French
poet agooirdiiit below the English one.
.Ola, ill 111 V Olllnlnn. is a vers- iri-eut nwirnllst
and ayery great artist as well, 1 know why
"inn min i moralist, but l could not tell
you, for the lifo of me. l. T tlilnlr lit m un
ArtUt. I don't know whnt an Arli-it resllv
is. Does any on know? Then prav let him
toll us, provided he will only promise not to
lug in "tho (lood, the lleautiful, tho True,"
and to keep as faraway as possible from all
uivuiu luicauuare pitttliuitra.
tub kovelist axn tub youno oinu
Tlllnm snnfilip lo !,.. r-nnn li lt,t Ik.iia
between llieuulhor and the reader that ono
or tho other mast be sacrillced. Either the
author must lie, must continue to write of
human nature as it is not, or, at best must
poriray it in lres suit, or the young girl
will ho ruined. Now. th vounir eirl Is an
object to ho considered, but tho person to
tike care of her is her mother and not tho
author. Moreover. If tho author he an artist
In words tho innocent will he able to rend
nothing between his lines, snd as for tho
enlightened, ho cannot harm them. And
an author to he great and to contribute any-
ining oi value lo literature must tell the
truth, tho whole truth and nothing but the
truth, no matter how he may halo it with
his art Truth is not pruriency nor realism
Indecency, and the Intelligent public is
weary of puppets and the utiHenuential
string of Incidents which are not lifo. The
ambitious author writes for this class of
renders, not for the school girl and the l atent
novel devourer. That class of writers who
have the courage of their opinions, sdded to
depth of insielit, should be applauded and
encouraged. Those who are writing merely
for mercenary or sensational purpose and
who are devoid alike of love of truth or the
literary instinct should certainly ho ignored
into obscurity, for whether harmful or not
morally, they cannot but lower the mental
tone oi those who frequently read them for
want of something better to do.
Ckuthiik Fkakslis Athehto.
the p0ktks1 or tassiom speaks.
The provlnco of the author Is to entertain,
to allium, to instruct to elevate, to sympa
thize with and to strengtlu-n humanity. J'o
accomplish this with so vast an audience ss
tho world oilers, s variety of methods must
be employed. The realist and tlie idealist
can work side by side in harmony. Nur
sery tules, however excellent do not cover
the needs of all the reading world. Tho
deepir expcrlctiecs of mature lifo have a
place in literature when those experiences
serve to elevate honor, kindness and tin
sellishness in the reader's nil lid os life, tho
great realist, elevates thetn iu the eyes of
every discerning licing.
and its methods have a plnro also in
1 once heard a woman say she was saved
from a moral peril by accidentally rending a
novel in which occurred a realistic descriiH
tionofa temptation like her own and its
con-cquent evils. Hut base and immoral
actions should lie suggested, never dwelt
uj-nn or dlgnillcU by detail.
There is a proper place in literature for
tlio delineation of a great nnd loval though
misdirected paIon; there is no plu for
tur orirayiit oi licentiousness.
A lesson can lieeonveyeil iu describing tho
step by which the youth was led to tho
assignation, but not iu' relating the interview
A murder descrilwil In detail Incites mors
murders of a like kind. The horrible and
disgusting should be passed over as quickly
us s)ssllile, the beautiful and noble lingered
upon in literature ai In 1 1 If.
Ella Wulkleb Wilcox,
mc middi.b rounsR.
The middle course is generally right In
life. It is imHSsihlr lo diaw hard and fast
lines as to In (ton. lliero are many things
in nature which tho artist should not luiint
and exhibit Why should tho novel b like
the secret cabinet in Naples? There aro
many things about which wo do not talk,
fors-rfeetly iustillablc ethical reasons. Why
should ihev he described in novsls? Hut,
while pruriency should lie avoided, prudery
ami false modesty aro also to be shunned.
We want Virile fiction, dealing with rial
(Missions, and not an emasculated view of
ui mn ii nature adapted to the nursery.
J here is abundant scope for this In a pure
and elevating novel That ia a false "natu
ralism" whl h aiys than only the indecent
aud Illicit atilo of lite I truo. .Uorli'd In
decency is apt lo le the resort of a "sensa
tionalist" incapable of attracting attention
otherwise. I U-lieve there is now a teoction
against the extreme naturalistic movement,
but very likely Ihis movement ha had Ihe
elleet of rescuing Ihe novel from muinliy
pambyiatu. Ciua, l'l DLXT Wabsib.
MOItR rnEEIMiM WAXTFO.
Win tin r the recent ninnifcsmiions of a
greater fivedotn in American llctiou indicate
a radical and tieiniauent change or merely
a passing lu.ihl.in ran hardly lie determined
for some years to come. If w e are to have any
considerable American llctiou in the future
a point that seems doubtful, since the
people Btid their lteirvsentalivrs in Congress
show no desire hi foster or even to permit a
native literature of any sort it should sec in
that we are now entering on a crlo.l when
our novels will tak a wider range and tiso
a larger liberty than have hitherto prevailed
iu dealing with all the phase of daily lifo as
It actually I. At tho same time, soin of
those stories lately published which have
aroused discussion by their audacity Illus
trate a violent and III some rasca morbid
extreme, probably due to reaction against
the opiMisile excess of arlilii iul delta a -y.
which has for a long time been lniH d
u on novelists as a condition precedent to
reputable renown. The cxtrem of unre
serve, on should hardly need to say, Is very
u n wholesome, lint so also ia th extreme
of suierM-usillvcuoss. All the elements and
passions in human nature should be dealt
with frankly, yet under certain limitations
of pure-liiindeilness, high and useful aims
and true delicacy. Hut true delicacy dors
not consist iu a shamefaced silence and
evasion, which often aitk'gcil more
Ihnn a healthy aud pm-rly restrained
outssikenne-s ran. I would like to see
the same hold, but wis and rclim-d liberty
used by American writers in th future
which Nathaniel Hawthorne eirrclscd in
"Iha Hcarlel letter," "The Marble Faun."
or wherever lsv he chose lo assert his pre
rogative as artist and teacher. Immodesty
Is fur from being essential Iu truth and for
eiblenes lii depicting humanity. Un the
contrary, Il Is grave defect both In art and
In luoruls. Hut who is to deci le nt a list
pilot truthfulness becomes iinniodcslf F.vl
d. iitly th very young and inexperienced as
not comjietent to do so. Neither urr lhi
persona, for example, who regard round
dance as Inevitably vicious and demoralis
ing. Kls.'ricncr, comprehensiveness, knowl
edge of art really profound moral wisdom
and great temperance of judgment are re
quired for a corns I decision. teildi-s. tho
w hole subject needs a much more searching
analysis snd run. lid siudy than It has yet
riTclvrd or cat. receive In a few parariaphs.
Meanwhile, it Is evident that a vigorous ami
adequate literature of llctiou cannot b
evolved if the limitations or supposed weak
nesses of a single class or body in Ihe Insti
tution am lo lie Hindu Ihe lliuil standard.
Th h S.IU which it Is f ine led nisy Ins done to
young eope by hook mt stilled to them
may lielter le ohviuteil by supervision of
young Ms,p's reading than by the maiming
and dwarfing of an en lire literature.
tiRoBOB I'AnsoM I.ATIIHOr.
Tits vorvn eiiNi. wrsr co.
I have lreiil.il this snl.je, I o often In the
Columns of .Inu-nVn that 1 have nothing new
to imhrtilt. In niv opinion, Ihe young girl
has lo go unless she can stand more than her
grnluitoiis champions Imagine.
P. .-! think sho will stick.
Jl MAR IfAWTIIoaSB.
A riiti-isTisa's visas,
llomsiitlo llU-ralitr belongs to the domain
of art, on th same level at s. ulidnre, lnf
i lug and Ihe drama. In no ie oi toes owo-r
. e press!,, n. , ihe abnormal, the eorrupt, th
wuntlv repulsive allowable. The line ol
I iresrsa. ,,,, ,e subject Is deli ni My
.drawn and generally acknowle4geJ. Ihs
I untie -caorilv foul I iinjrdoiialil.
I W l.y . I.ou eJ not III sain linul - oh
j served In rouiautlc literslureT All srt oests
with nature and truth, but not with all
nature and all truth. A festering sore is
part of nature; it directly affects the thought
and action of the sullerar, and it is as un
sightly, as deplorable and as potent as a fes
tering vlco on tne soul. Why should tne
latter be allowed and the bodily sore forbid
den? Tho averngs middle class American reader,
mnlo or female, is a Philistine unquestiona
bly tho most Impervious and cloaked con
ventionality known to all the notions, not
even excepting the "lower 'middle class"
English. IIo wants his fiction to bo as pro
per, as full of small exactitudes in demeanor,
as "good an example" on tho outmdc, as he
is himself. Humbug as he is, he is tar pre
ferable to the "natural" type of the morbid
morality mongers who teucli a lesson of au
hour by a lifelong corruption. The Philis
tine has a right to bis taste, and he is right
In voting down the Zulu school as tho best
for his children. Being a Philistine myself,
1 voto with him. John Hovle O Kkii.ly.
TRIBUTE TO JUSTICE MATTHEWS.
The Momphls Bar's Aotlon on tho Death
of the Great Jurist
An adjourned meeting of Ihe Memphis
Ilnr was hold yesterday afternoon in tho
United States courtroom, at which there
was a largo attemlauce.
It was to hear tho committee's report on
the death of Justice Stanley Matthews, of
tho United Slates Sttpromo Court
The committee on resolutions made a re
port by presenting the following minutes,
which was unanimously adopted:
The members of the Memphis Par con
vene, in recognition of the fact that death has
again Invadod the high places of their pro
fession. The seat on tho (supreme llencli of
tho United States occupied fur nearly eight
years by th Hon. Stanley Matthews is made
This event has for us a great significance,
because Tennessee wus embraced in tho cir
cuit of the deceased Judge and we have
personally known bim hen) on his olllclul
visit. For this reason wo niuy as a bar
give collective expression to our cstimato
of him as a magistrate, and our sense of
tho lorn which tho Federal Judiciary hus
Unquustlnnnblv Judge Mat Ihews held rank
wi'h the foremost of his colleagues. There
was strength In his grasp of the subjects
which ho handled, and brilliant vigor in the
method of his treatment lir comprehensive
clearness of statement ill elegance of diction
and iu logical progress to conclusiveness, his
opinions liavedisiingiiished placo among tlio
deliverances of that august court Iu the
annals of hull. mill Jurisprudence be has
made his most endearing monument w-r it
ten his highest eulogy, and left his worthy
Wo unite with Ihe bar of the whole coun
try iu cordial acknowledgment of his pro
fessional emlncnce.tn sincere honor of his ju
dicial character and in resiectful trihuto to
jiis memory. We unite, too, in the universal
uud siHinhiueous tender of sympathy snd
condolence to tlie bereaved circle w ho mourn
tho loss of husband, futlierand friend.
Hurt I' bait,
T. W. Prows,
J J. PrlMMm,
K. H. Hawmokd,
W'H. P. f MITH,
1.1 KS E. Wrioiit,
W. C. Foi.su.
Eloquent and touching tributes to th dead
Jurist were paid by several of those present,
the most extended of which Were by Judge
E. 8. lluniinoudjind li. M. Estc.
OTBBB3 WHO ABB COMINO.
Additional Name For tho Southern
The following additional names have been
sent In to the local Arrangement Committee
for the Southern Pupti.it Convention!
J. N. Hull, Mule lbs k.
It. A. ( iH-rsii'l wile. Sew Albany, Mlas.
11. I'. I t. Iircrsloirg, lenu.
T. '. failcioa snd site, liemiiir, G.
Ii. M. fcsvsse. Ksdevllla, lenu.
M. M. Yid, Illrmiiuciimu. A Is.
ti. W. Hll.-jr. rtnrepta. Mm.
J. P. Jordan. 1'hiS'lill. H. IS
M. 11" 1 1 snd . A. Mnvw.xxl, Juoetboro, Ark.
J. a. la-iiion, Wsrreu.harx, tin. .
II II. II uns, hie hmou.l. Vs.
W. H Hplswn. j.tii,-, Kjf.
J. H. Msrnanl, Moirt-ville, N. C.
W. T. K vleiii, hpirisiislairg. H. C,
I rud. Ii. lisle. Uiuisvilli-. ky.
Jolio A. Ire, llarinonr. Ky.
J. U White, oiirh.ir.. N. .
T. W. Wruht, Vict I'lslnt, Mo,
T. A. IIosiiisu, elaler. Mo.
U. T. Wslklut. l.'.uUvllle. Ky.
U. W. i.snbifr, W vlie's Mill,' 8. a
J. I Tills. Ijnirs-ns. H. (..
R. W. Merrill, New Orli-snt, fa.
J. U llumiws, Norfolk, Va.
K. K Nllritiin. JonealMiro. Ark.
I. I. Ilsrki-r. MendoU, Va.
James A. stnllli. Kslr llltirT. K. C
K. W. W.Kitrn, lair lii u ti. X U
l. W. K.-y, Wllll.ton, it. C,
ham I'lillsnl. Iiilmn, Mo.
J. It K.limrU iHmiisvilla, lok,
KriH-st Us.k, st I.011I, Mo.
1. K. iils-iii haln. Ilsii. Ark.
J. II. Iturmari. Ksveiievllle. Irnn.
M'. K. Holland, llaion Uougi-, U.
TBB DELEOATB CB08BM.
Mr. W. H. Johnson Will Represent Mem
phis Typographical t'n'on at Dolt.t.
In arroriUui-e with a revising act of the
last International Typographical Union local
unions all over Ihe country went Into S'l
election yesterday for delegates lo the next
meeting, which takes placo st Lh-nver, Col ,
In this city the contest has been shaping
up for aoius lime, and fricn.la of Ihe various
candidate wrestled with member of Ihe
body In season anl nut of sensnn, the over
topping oblis t being to swell the voto for
The candidate were W. If. Johnson, as.
sTsiant foreman of Thb Arrttt. tmmpositnt
room; William Holmes, of the AmtawAr; K.
I.'g in. foreman for K. Whltniore; F ('.
Hnsikshire, of the K-imilnr, and John ('.
Hook, of the Arnlrtnrhe. Messrs. Jolui-on
ami Holmes were acknowledged lender in
the rae fniin Ihe start. Mr. Johnson was
elected and Memphis will send s delegate to
llenver whose intelligence and pleasing
iwr-onal'iy will he li-it for gool to the
I nion. 'lb Vol stood:
J.ihnuiu. of Tsa ii-i-tii ,,,,, M
lliiliin-, of the In. ' s i , , n , 41
t.Uoll. ol t lilliiiim'a ........ 1
Hr.His.hlre, o( Ilia Msilnr..,,.,,,.,,,, a
lluuk, of ill ArJ am. As... I
T.iUl .......... ....... l.li
Mr. Johnson wss given a reception Ins.
fitting hi triumph when he apinared for
duty at the olllee lust night.
Tfll ATULKTIC8' OPIBA,
Prot Levy, tho Director, tttlll Wrtllng
With a Vexatious Task.
Tho cast of character for Chimes of Nor
mamly, to lis given in May by the Amateur
Alhletlo Association, ia still run Isitig Prof,
Emtio I-evv, Ihrmusicul dinvtor.
This dilllcutt part of th work wss per
formed two or throe weeks aro by th AW
sfuyT'iia", hut neither Prof. Levy nor the Alh
letlo Association hnd n limited the task to the
Times people, hut have been looking around
f.ir Ihe best and most available material
ever Bince. Just as Ihough the rhsracler bad
not !ccn assigned by an untutored outsider.
At the tune of the atitioun.i luriil onlv three
aelecltona were made, and Hies were not
properly placed by tlio r ri. There was
one itisurnioiintab barrier to the ma lingers
of the o-ratle t nterpilse .-c. ptmg Hie
gratult'JU'lv pnifleml ta-l. w blcli was Hint
the city's bssao tiMfimdo p-,r excellence re
Im IIciI, and n-luseil outright to carry the
Kelit-arsala of the opera sre held every
Monday night over Wilxiuanii musk store,
with full attendant-.
ayest tty Ilia tmat. -
Ps-rtal I'l.paUh lo Ibe Apposl.
NawroRT, Ark., March. IT.laneo. 8lele
and an old loan named Juhn Jackson, gut
into a fight near Newark, fourteen miles
from here, last night. Jackson was down
snd Hleel was pounding him, when young
Jackson, a twelve year old son. saw the turn
of Bflnlrs, H (.lilted tips handspike ad
hltt-tsel terribl blow on the head, hteele
is unconscious and il U teased b will die.
To. S.K7S B. Chancery Court of Phelby County.
Slat of TenuenBO va C'bsrle Ystet et at
By virtue of an Interlocutory decree for sale, en
tered In the above eauss on the lista day of Janu
ary. 1H59, M. j). OS, page WL I will tell at public
auction, to the highest bidder, in front of tb Clerk
and Muster's ofhcu, nt the Main street entrance ot
the courthouse of Blielby County, Msiupul, Tcu
Bwturdny, th th day of April, IS 89,
within legal hours, the following described prop
erty, sUiiiited in Memphis, tiliolby County, Xcuuo
Lot 1 block NT. fronting MxirX) tet on tb
north tide of Spring afreet.
Ixit , block 47, f romiug MxlM feet on the
north tide of sprluii ttreot.
. Above two lots comprise th west half of block
47. snd are sold s tbo nMH!ry of J. A. Anderson.
flirt o! block 61 in Fort Pickering, tuxl'iiw; feet
on Ilia n.irlliemt corner of Van Huron and Wash
luglon ttreets. sold th proerty of Ross flsiley.
Lot 7 of K 1'. Kowley'a lubdivUlon, frou Uns lull
x::iO feet on th southoilde of (Ellens street.
Lot Sof B, l. It.iwlov'i aubdlvlsioa, frootln 100
RlWufi-eton south aids of Culleg streeL Ibis
two lots are told aa th property of Dettle A.
1-oU 8, t and 10, f-ontlng 7SxlS0 feet on the east '
lid of Front itreet, Fort I'lckerlng, Tenth Ward,
sold at tb property of Jonn Houston, Karclas
Mi hulaon, Ksnlts Clowwrt, Sarah A. Ciuiulaa
and James Qulnlsn.
Lot ;w ot June K. Park's tubdlvlalon, 100x00 feeL
on the west tide of lisvlo avenue, told at th prop
erty of th unknown heirs of J. C. Buster, do
censoil. Lnu t and 10 of Peitnn't tubdtvlilon, tmntlns 57
IM feet nu lb east aids of l'oaton avenue, south
of andadnliiliig luioslield, sold as Ui property of
lxit 8. bloc! 52. fronting 30x177 feet on the south
Ide of Jackson ttrsek Tooth Ward, aolilas lii prop
erly ol V.. C. lisrt and John A. Hull, trustee.
LotsSaud7ofblocki jland 2n, ot Lima's first
subdivision, fronting 61x3JJ feet, on tho north
side of xprihg tlrovt, tgld as tho properly of John
Lot i, part ot lot K. beginning on th north side
of McLemora avsuua, 'ti feot west of Kslelgli
avenue: thenc Witt 278 feet; thsnisj north 62 feel
to aoufh line of Talbot's 20 aerw; thence east
feeu thrtnee south to the beginning, told st the
property of Kobert A. bliloldj aud Luella U. W.
West half of lot 12, bl.x-k tfi . JixtOt foot, on th
east side of Wxth street, Tenth W ard: lot 11, of block
r, Suxltfilt feet, on esit aide ot blilh tiroet, Tenttj,,
Wanl: both alsiv Iota told as the properly of Au
gustus Hradfurd, Mlnurvu Uick sod V. R Jones.
Uilt, block A, ooxl-ll feet, on th Dortli tide of
VCIeka avenue, FoiirteenUi dlstrlet, sold aa tb
pmts-rty of W. II. Ikirneit.
Thirty-three acres of th Kills tract, lying on th
nst aide of the Hernando rood, north ul aud ad-
lining tho Niirrli suWliitli.u, sold ss the prnp-s-ty
of Ids A.l, una, L. U, Aduius, 11. A. liaml tou
and J. K. Ilnrhlu.
Knst half of lot lot John Trlgs't suMlvlsInn,
'roiillng 7iiVi feet un the south side of Lucy ave
nnc.'s.,I.I sa ihe property of Jos Whltiea
North half of lot 4V suit the south half of lot VI,
Hlll'a aulHllvlalon froullng Six lnu feet on th west
side of Nuuette street told at th property of W. It
W. ndisslliia Mnutgoniery.
lxit 41 of the Ksrr tnu-t, being 50 JS-IKI teres on
the south .e ot Kerr avenue, told aa tbs proiicrly
of Isidore W ebb.
Lou 1, X 8. 4. 5, t nnd 7 of block t of th J. C.
Lnuier subdivision, on th cast tl.lt ol I'nlou svo
nue, toiithi-asl corner of Fosl avenue, sold a th
pmpcriy of John (herton.
Lot A 8 l I'D acres on the east aide of Magnolia
ticuue, Warheld tubdlvltloo, sold ath property
Ol 1). K. Myers. '
Ut 74. 8 bi vm teres on tbs tnnth ride of Wil
liams tvenot, Wlllisms's addition, told aa th
Jroperty ol J. M. Ford, John aud Alex. Joiner and
. It Wells
lnts 2 and t on th southwest enrner of Anstln
and Ceotrsl avenues, II. U. Auatin'a tubdlvlslou,
sold at th property of John L Fuillmo.
tine slid s qusru-r ai res of the aoulh 8seres of Lot
S of th Kirr tract, ou 1 rlf-g sveuue, told as Ui
projierty of W. L. I lapp.
ldJ. Block H. Stevensitibdlvlslon. fronting 7S'f
X Jti f. on lb wit aids of ll. rnnu.lo road, sold
aa Ihs pmpertv ot denise W. 1 liomssen.
I -ota 11 slid il. Block Ml. fronting ;-iil.'l'; fret on
south ti'lcot Ma'.itr atreet, told at lbs property of
Chsrlea lisvarl an, I tiaorae lilllliam. tnitiro,
lt No .-G, B,irlsnd tuMlvl.liin. In oilug COxtTS
feel nu tb east tide of Horlsud avcuue, told as tb
pms-rty of James s,weartUL-cr.
Kiiilh part uf l-nl. : anden, Kerr tract, bring S
acres on Hi east tide nl lb Horn Ijike Mad. told
as ihe pMperty ol tsiollut V. 1'rlre aod U W. Fr
Ix.t No 5 of Martha Alston's tuMlvlalnn. front
ing HI feet on fast il It of Lsiiderdsl a treat, uid
. the protsrrlj of John Ami. -ml.
Illuck Til, Wllloiiflihy Willi. nit's ttiMlvltlnn.
boiui.led on the north by Juekx.n street, on lb
s'l by the Mtstla.lnpl Tnnease Hallmsd.lhene
with oorih slite of Walker atreet I.M Iret Pi the eest
litis of Klfluh atreet, tbon.sj slih Llghth str-el
X 84 fis-l, I Bones to llm tiesiiiitiiiig. auld aa lb
tnifwrty of Ui Tenuiasci eouthero UallrowJ
hjtstsacmiof1olilS.lt, 11 and IS of Wlther
k.o aiild!ris.on. the south aid of Mclmor
ateniie. told ss th property ol John IL Weaver aud
llngh U W heslley.
Ul 11. bl.-k . Tenth Wsnl. 48 by 177' feet, on
Ihe north al Is ol Walker slns-i, sold at the property ,
ol llk Jones.
l-ott s, 4. 8, , I. SI tn. II l IS, 14 and JO. being
t sens nn Kslrlgh arvuur lo the Ih l.ian autxllvi.
ti.m, sold at lb pmptrly ol W. A. aud Alio Col
lier. lott , 11. 17 and 18, tameriMlrlilon. told as tbs
pns-rtyof W. A and Alee l oilier.
Uil 4. ssme aulxllvltlon. I so by Is8 feet, told SS
the property nl W A snd Alice Collier.
Lot 8. mm subdivision. IJ0 by Is, l.srf, old st
the property of W. A. and Alice Lolllrr.
Irr.nainl rule m a credit of sis aionths. not
brarlnt, Inlenot with at-riirlly rHUlnst, Ilea r
Ulniil. reileitiplloit bsrrs-il.
Ihlt Ifclb dsv ol Msreh. isss.
F.. II Mi II I N u Y. Clerk aud MitVrr.
F. IL A C W. lielakell, boitcliors.
Ko. Silt R-ln th ( liauonry rnurt of f-blby
tounly-ilarilslg I'erua, guardlau, etc, va
Jaluea r les art et si.
Iiy virtue of so Itilerloeulory deerss for snla,
enten -I In tlie slsive twits nn Ibe i. at day nl l-s-eenil-r.
Isss, M It. b tsire 41V. slid smrndid osj
ItisHbdsyof March, fssi, still tell at publl
am II. m. to tb blgliesl bidder, In Ir.ait ol II.
I ierk snd M.u r t uitl,, st the Mala airasrt ens
Iniinv of ihe court bouts uf Shelby Count), Sluta
pbls. Ti un .on
Halnntay, Ihs St It tsar of April, IBB,
wlibln biral hours, tbs followln ilearrlbed prop
er l allllalrl In Shelby toimtr. Ten., Pistlt
lying snd Is-lng In I lis Kiaiiiesnili I Ivd IHitrlet
of asld isMinly. ai.,. it 4'4 mllisj tonlliesal of Mem
phis is-lng latruol leu 11 ami suof F. A. Owen
aulidli Isiiui. mutiM in IW-.t is, par 7n, brain
nln al a -sk in the north llni of W. M. Perain
Irvl KrliSfbi "t Inns Ihs tninhislsl ei.rn. rof
lot : Iheieaaesi llrtialnsand l links to a aiakst
Ihrtiee north St chains sad Wl links tn a ttsk oa
the t,itth able nl luinn avenue: tlien-e astst IS
b. Ins an, I w, links to a Mats In Iks et llns of a
'Jii f.ml sllev; tlieiM aoiiiB along lb iHirdi llnwuf
said alley iu chains snd 17 IliikaPia auks. Ute ie
e-l Srhslns snd SI llnka to atake-, Iheucs sontli
'jrieliAlua stid .1 links tu a alskat t bene east I
chain, an I li link. Ibpne south J rnalu. and at
links to in -ululol Uwilluilia.uliUlnili'it iirlu
II ilisslsiy d iea ma tell fisr enntish to tntlaty
ll,e lii.lmn.-til. Inter.-.! and costs then Ibe n msin
tier int. r.t In in. I,,. I,, win Im-i. art airt aa a
botiie.ii-ti.1 bi Jaini-i Meaari slid family, aid nest
bs soul, lo-wll: K,-iliinili( st a aiake ou the east
lliinnl Jn;ra stewul t 40 seres 2 Vilns Slid l
link, nr IsA bs-i north is) Ibe snutheasl eornrr of
tsi, I 40 acres: tliein-e aoulli M" wet Irlialna and IJ
1 1 , k a in a slake; Ihtnr oorih 't wiit ii rhslna
an.l 1 links lo a auk: Ibenee north Si east T
el, 1 1. is and l'i link, lo a tisk In the east lino is!
said 4Jacr": thrn.si lonth J', esal ltn asld aass
lin- J i rhsina sud It bukt lo lb beginning, eua
Islnlrig Is seres.
Ter.i.ael H-il On t credit of tlx tnnntlit, not
Willi eeeurlljr irsulred, lieu rviaincd, rsdewptloa
1 bu lUh day of Mnr-h, 1"n
. I- K M. III .SHY. Clerk snd Matter.
W. n. niltana. It W. Hir.li, U, U, ilarnes and Mar
lone A Malnut, Sell, iiora.
Jin S4IO. ft.--(Iianrerr ourt ot Rhslhy niinly
II II Naliieyel al. s Memphis 4i I hsrleapilt
l:llr.. i .,n.iiir tt tl., and o ln r eausoi ouo
ae'l.l ie.1 Un r- lih
In vlriuviif an inierlir-tiifirv deerea as sals. en
tenil In tbeslsoe rsiiM on Un I .ll'lav of rehru-
sre. Ixsy.VI II. 1.1. pie Will all st-1.lllll
an, II m. to Ih hnilir.1 l.l l.l.T In lr.nl ig the i Ierk
and Ma.ier a niiiis al the Main tr,s-i vntrstn of
the court hon i4 eh 'Iby couuiy, Meuiphia, leu.
iivaMS?, on ssliinlsy,
I eSO hilayar Slsrrh, Isan,
wltMn levsl hours, the lull.otttit dcs-Tlls-1 p-op.
ly.aliuausj la Memphis, sin I by couuly, leuiiesiea
to- sa it:
A trset of land belnnlngal th Interteeilnn of
tbs north Ihu of Abiisttns t:reet with lb wsat
line of Krwiil street, sa npis srs on the map or plsu
of I tie en gins I town of rort I'lekerlna, and run
liln luetic norm along the wmtluieof Front
street Sal lael. raor or Iras, bi the tuuth lin uf
rirosilway; thrn.e wrsi .1 ,ng th asld Hue of
lru.il.r. aa laid down on said ess p. li, (eel,
rnort ot lass, to in raal lln of Ih bus In ll.rk
No. I, on the nrlsinal pi in nr msp of Fort Fleker
lii. an l thraee along the as-l line uf tn haa In
asld blwk N I, sniilhaisnlly, f!', leet. meet or
leas, lo Ih oorih Iik nl A, c Uina alr-s.1. and
Ibenee eastwsrdly alnn Ih north line of Alsl-snia
tttr,) iJi levt, Dior or leas, lo lb i.ilnl of begiu
lo Tertnt of Sals-One Ihlnl cash, bshmc en a
eraslll ot aad 11 tnnathas txri bearliw Inures
"Jeurtty resiilrsd. Ilea rvuiued, nsleoiplioa
1 bit rth clay nl Frlmiary. iswi.
M. V Mi llksay. Clerk sad Mast
W ak aV Bsadoljik, asucuuS.