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MEMPHIS, TENN., TUESDAY, AP1UL 2, 1880.
VOL. XLIX NO. 66
It Is Felt In the Annual Meeting
Of the Share-Holders of the Tennes
see Ooal 6c Iron Company.
A Hitch Devolopod by the Factions,
But the Chango Is Made
In the Eloction of New Offlcors and
Directors of the Company.
Ex-dov. John O. Brown is Made Presi
dent, Mr. Bowron Is Continued as
Secretary, and Messrs. Hill and
Ensley are In (ho Directory.
from a Staff rorrcspomUnt of Tho Appcnl.
N asiivii.i.k, Tc-nu., April 1. All is not
harmony willi tin? Tennessee Coal A: Iron
Ktiilroud stockholders. Out of the 100,000
shares Col. William M. Duncan was
thought to have controlled (i:!,O00 in
today's annual mating) yet there lias
;en a hitch somewhere. Tho young rep
resentative of tho company, who went to
Tracy City to bring thoso who might
report there on to Nashville, came hack
alone. He found some of them there, hut
thoy declined to attend the meeting lu re
and returned home. They were evidently
with Mr. John ill Inman and the mi
nority and realised that the humiliation
of defeat was theirs. Such of tho mi
nority faction as were hero ami in tht
board of directors or some of them handed
in their resignations one by one and it
seemed to atlbrd the other side great
pleasure to accept them.
Tho old board was composed of N. Bax
ter, Jr., T. T. Hilliman, T. W. Kvaus, T.
M. Stager, Napoleon Hill, Kuoch Knsley,
a. 11 Shook, J. D, Proast, D. Scales,
V. M. Duncan, J. H. Inman. J. I'. Will
iams, A. 8. Colyar, .-am Talc, Jr., and
James B. Bowron llfteen in all.
The new Isiard consists of ex-Gov. John
C. drown, Napoleon Hill, Knoch Kuslev,
V. If, Duncan, Sparrel BtH, II '-. I'-md,
Johiif. Haskill, Samuel Cowan, H. Dun
ran Wood, K. L IxOiman, J. 1). Probst,
James U liaincs, C. C. Baldwin -only
twelve, to which number it was reduced.
The retiring president, Mr. Ikixler, sub
mitted his annual rcnrt, a lengthy docu
ment, of which the following is a synoisi:
It shows that tho business of the company
las lioen cnc'gein ally pressed forward
luring tho year, with the following re
mits us to output of coal, coke and iron,
:x pressed in tone
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Mr. Baxter states tmR at an early period
In tho year it became umuifcat that the
success of the year's work would largely
dciietid on the volume of business trans
acted. Everv exertion was therefore
made to complete the Knsley plant. The
successful working of the Kns'ey Furnaces
nco-ssitated a larger fuel supply and an
increase in working cspital. This capital
hal either to be drawn from thu construc
tion funds or borrowed and carried by tho
company. At that lime the company had
$170,000 of unsold stock, and the proposal
was made to thu tlorkhnl l rs to sell to the
company the other l :. IW st.sk at .HI
cents and then to buy I,ux,iii0 from the
company at HO cents of stock, having ac
cumulative N percent, preference diviileud
attached to it This was brought to the
notice of tho stockhohh rs, and ts-ing duly
authorized June I'M, .v was succcaafully
The report of the treasurer shows a net
inn of Wi, 1"7.7:', slier deluding ex-
pans as, was received into the treasury.
During the year the president sold at
the .ill ii Led value the bonds o( the In
aley lUilrosd Company snd the slts-k of
the Ktuloy I no I Company, not inehi ling
that held by the Central Trust Company.
The liabilities of Iho comany have been
reduced during the year by only $!, 1A0.90,
but ill tho samo volume of busin.s they
would have been largely rodiicisl. The
earnings for the year are fm.it.CVl, as
compared with fll2l,07(l.3. last year. All
roiiiMin interest accrued, all sinking fund
payments matured aud also ha'f a year's
dividend on preferred stock hao lioen
paid. The company today does Dot owe a
dollar for Isirrowe l money. Its payment
of debt has l.i -e I - .!! af r -ties
to the highest silut In lis history.
While the c.ioral oxim ii Inures of the
company havu been largo they ha vo been
watched, and substantially the capital
accounts are now closed, and there is not
now any lurgu outlay likely to ho required
which should stand in thu way of divl
Jeuds. A new rxpendituru was for the
purchase of eighty acres of coal land In
die Pratt Basin, which were worth more
io tho company than to outsiders. The
tanda of Iho eompsny aro couitantly en
BMmIm In value.
resident Uikter siibmiUud the report
hi the secretary treasurer and auditor
and showed that the liooks .of the com
pany have been carefully examined and
verllled. He said that with this meet.ug
his nllWial connection with the iomHny
will ctukc, and said In rviiriug that he bus
not lost a day from its service, and has
had an eve singlo to its intsrast, When
first Blasted president the stock was freely
offered in the market at ll to 15 cents,
and its bonds at "0 to 70J cents. Its credit
was at the lowest standing. Since that
time the holders of shares have had them
multiplied three times without cost to
them, and those shares are now worth on
the exchange from .'IS to 40 cents. Tho
credit of tho compiny has lu.-ou raised
from the lowest to the highest standard.
In concluding his report Peesidcnt Baxter
ipraatad special Bcknowledganient to
Messrs. John II. Inman, of New York,
and Knoch Knsley, of Memphis, for finan
cial aid and intelligent assistance in per
fecting aud carrying out tho great work of
Mr. Jas. Bowron, Secretary anil Trens
ure, submitted his annual report. It allowed
total assets amounting to $17,'."JO,KOH.77,
ami liabilities inclusive of tho capital
stock amounting to 13,!H)'.i,UN.;tf, or lia
bilities exclusive of tho capital stock
amounting to $-." 'hill, .".lis i':t. The net earn
ing, for the year were Xioii.o'iJ. p), as com
puted with 0NfnJ9 for the previous
Kx-fiov. John C. Brown was elected Pres
ident by the new hoard of directors, W.
M. Duncan, Hint Vice-President, uud Mr.
J. B. Bowron, Secretary and Treasurer.
When it came to the selection of second
Vice-President and QMMtsJ Manager, the
board stuck. For nu hour or more the;
gentlemen wrestled behind closed doors on
the two otliees and gave it up placing two
of the directors in them temporarily.
These were James I.. Initios and II. ti.
Bond. The latter was generally believed
to hi' the coining man to succeed QeMTSj
Manager A. M. Shook, and he will very
likely do so, although the elccliou govs
over to the next meeting.
K. Y. A.
BUTLER'8 HI.OOD UP.
HE THREATENS TO CUT TOM BAKER'S
THROAT FROM EAR TO EAR,
And to so Mutilate Him That Ills Own
Mother Will Not bs Able to
Recogulzo Him, for His
8wrll Plpatrh tn The AmL
Wasiiinoton, April I. When a man
threatens to cut the throat of another man
from ear to ear it is reasonable to suppose,
that there is not much love to bo lost be
tween them. That is ex icily the situation
with Judge K. Butler and Tom Baker, of
Tilllahoma, Butler living the one to make
the threat and Maker the man who-- j uvu
lar vein is to bo severed. The trouble
between the two c.uuo up in this way.
There have recently apixiarod In some
newspapers severe attacks ou Judge But
ler's past record. Several suspicious cir
cumstances seemed to .. it to Biker,
Iheageutof the Murray-Dillon combine,
as the instigalorof these publications. One
o( these articles uppcared in the Cincinnsti
CkaMaBSjW iliimir lost week and Tom Maker
cut it out and enchsieil it in su ciivrloto
addressed to Mr. Noble, Secretary of the
Interior. This was dispat I by a mes
senger on Saturday. As late would have
It, Judge Mutlcr apiean-d to bo engaged
with .-erietary N llo when the ineiwugoi
aimed, lie waa apprise.! of Iho con
tents of the package and ho learned from
the messenger w Im h id sent it, natural
ly, Judge Muller was not over-pleased
with this mark of consideration from Mr.
baker, and when Iho i.iller geiitli maii
called on him thia uiorniug at bis rooms,
got a warm reception, rrom an ee
witness of the scene which lol-
lowed it is learned that Judge
Budi-r jumped into Maker in so
astonishingly lively manner for a man of
his veurs. Ili rated him soundly and
rascal" was oiieol the mildest epithets
I, .ii... I. it l.ik.; - lead. Meaiiwlnle Miker
seemed to Is' loiuplelelv isiwed and
took all Butler's sbus without saving a
Word. Duller i nded his ex i-ih i.h. 1 l.ar-
imgue by declaring that il Maker dared to
meddle with bis adairs again or interfero
in any way w ith his iMuller's candidacy for
tho ln.li.in ( ouiuusiii.iiierslilp lie woul'l
rut his i in at from ear to ear. so that his
i.wu mother would not recognise bun.
Evidently Mutler was mad.
THE STATE SUPREME COURT.
The Shelby County Dockot Takao Up
Soma Ca.es Disposed Of.
Np.l 0btlrli lu Th . ;.l
JaiKson, Tenn., April I. Tho Supreme
Court convenisl here tmlsy. All the judges
ami tho Attoriipy-tteneral are priNwnt.
The court (irst hsik up Iho Mn Hiy County
law docket, on which there are forty-six
esses. Quite a number of Memphis law-
vers are here. Iho following caaaa Wan
deposed of today:
Wilson vs. tsrhiobler: settled.
Trallord vs. Ixniistille, New (irleans k
Texas Ituilroad Conipsuv, under adviso
ment. Krie Dlapalch va. Johnson k (iuiniie;
(ieski vs. Danmsly et aL sfflnned.
Mrudv vs. Miiehunan; alllnn. I.
(iiMsfyear vs. 1'hoinas; under ail vise
ii i nt.
Cn ushaw va, llobin, sfllrintxl.
McU-moro vs. (iallngiT; alhrine l.
Urot-iilaw vs. Mriiikloy; alllrmeiL,
Mrs. William II ..no...,. I lr
HperUI Ulapatrll to The Appeal.
Moi ivak, Tenn., April 1. Mrs. William
Hammoud, who was ao dangi rouslv
burned, died of her injuries. Ilori'lnthing
caught fire while engaged shout her house
hold duties, burning her person in a fear
ful manner, particularly about the waist
She lingered In groat agony until death
nut sn end to her sufferings. She was
buried at the family graveyard, six miles
south of town, on Kriday last. In the ef
fort to extinguish the flames her husband
had hia liamls and arms badly burned,
losing his finger nails, and it la feared per
manently Injuring him.
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Nkw Yoaa, April 1. Tba failures for
the llrst quarter of 1HW), as reportel by It.
O. Dun k Co. 'a mercantile agency, nutn
Isjr a.'.MM, as against 2.U4H (or the corre
sponding three months of 1KMM. The lis-
MlitUrs lor llm Ursl qnsrter ol are
H'J,7r,'s'i0, as agslnsl rA-'Ws.OW lor the
same period ol ltttta.
Mr. Teller Introduces a Resolution
In tho Sonate to Oonuldor Nomina
tions in Opon sjes&ion.
Supports tho Same by a Very
Tho Senate Will Probably Adjourn
Slno Dio Today.
All Nomination! Sent In Will bs Acted
Upon James N. Huston, or Indiana,
Nominated to be Treasurer of the
United States -Capltul Notes.
Washinciton, April 1. Tho Senate met
at 1 o'clock p.m. Mr. Teller oll'ered the
follow ing resolution:
Kcsolvcil, That hereafter all I'.xccutiTC
nominations shall lie considered in open
session of tho Semite.
"I do dot desire toconcoal from the pub
lic any action of mine in reference to such
matters. On tho central v, 1 am exceed
ingly anxious that when 1 exercise a con
stiliiiionul Senatorial duly here, 1 may
execute it in the gaze of the whole world,
or at b ust of so much of the World us La
the right to call me in ijiiostion for my con
duct and that is the people of thu I'nitcd
States. I believe that the time bus coane
when public sentiment will not tolerate
the closing of our doors ou mere quest ion
ol continuation; l iielieve mat that prac
tice is uiie of the contingencies that is cal
culated to bring thu American Senate into
hsreimte and into contempt; for the peo
ple will believe, soon, the chsrgi'S that arc
made day by day that we arc afraid lo ex
press our views in public, that there Is
some truth in them. The nowKpaiicr men,
with ull their seal, must tied mine reason
for our conduct, and very frequently they
put in our incut lis things we never have
said and never have thought. While
there may bo good reasons, and
strong reasons (or the rejection of
a candidate tho public is not awaro of
these reason which il has a right to know.
Tlicrrforo, I wish to give notice now that
when we asemli!e hero agaiu in regular
mttMon I shall insist no far as I cam that
this question shall Is plesenled to the
Senate and that we shall have a vote ou
this branch of it, at least clear and inde-
icndent of tho question as to w hut shall
Kidone with public treaties, and public
affairs icrtainiiig to international law."
I lie i. .ulutioii was relcrrcd to the t .nil-
inittee on Mules.
Mr. Newarl offered Iho following rr-o-
lution I which was laid over till tomorrow ):
Kesolveil, That the Senate lias Ic.irncd
with profound sorrow of the death of
John Bright; and, remembering his con
stant and unwavering friendship for the
1 I, I'l .1 t.lles, .. ..les to j.illl Willi tile
Pailiaiuenl of his own country in paying a
grateful tribute to one who, during bis
dig public III-, WHS run qui inn- ill his
devotion to the cause of freedom and Im
Mr. Sherman, with Mr. Kansom, re-
p.iii. I t!i it the committee appatajtad lo
wail on in- i reseieni ami inquire wneiuer
he had any further communii-ation to
mate to the Senate, had s rlornuil Unit
lutv. and had Im-cii advi-vM hv Iho rn -i-
detil that he would today communicate lo
the Sen i'- certain nie.vasvs: hilt Hist,
after .., no other mcMgo a would h
scut exe-pt of a formal character to till
vacancies as they sriso.
Kewilulion wire rcMirtc. Iroin the
Committee on Contingent Kxpcne, and
sgreed to authorise tho Committee on
1. polemic iliscai-s ami on fulfills to sit
during tho recess the former to continue
its investigations into the yellow fever
in. -sti. hi, aiol the latter to inquire into the
system of naming patents.
The Senate men. on motion or .sir.
Mandersoii, pnsssdid I tho considera
tion of executive business, while toe
disira were cl.M-d, mi .oils r luteins
were nqsirteduud ugr.e to, aulhuriring
the I ommittees on Additions! Apprnpris
lions for Uiu Library, ou TrunaiKirtaliou
E . . , f i J i
Coulea lo I lie ra iusinru, on r.ugriaveii
llills and ou Coast llcfeiuws, to sit during
Mr. Siew.irl offered n rea iliition, which
waa referred to tlio Committee on Con
tingent Kx?nea, to y during thu month
of April the usual cr diem rouqreusstiun
to clerks to committee, not on annual
sulnrv I and clerks lo Scnabff.
At 3; 10 tho Senate adjournisl till I p. m.
Wasiiinoton, April L Tho Pnsiidont
sent the following nominations to the Sen
Julius W. Huston, of Indiana, to be
Treasurer ol the I'uited Htalea.
Elba II. ltolsrta, of New York, to be
Assislsnl Treasurer at New York city.
William K. Wharton, of Massachuaella,
to be Assistant Secretary of Slate.
George II. Shields, of Missouri, to bo
Assistant Attorney I ioncral, vice Itkhard
Drury K. Murrhett, of Kentucky, tn bo
Marshal of the United Htates for tbc dis
trict ( Kentucky.
MnJ. Charles C. Myrne, surgeon, to be
Lieutenant -t oionei aiol surge, m.
I 'apt. funis IL Muiiii, assistant surgtHiu,
to Is- Msj ir and surgeon.
Nuvv ( ni l. li. riro II. White. I'liiled
States Nsy, lo be chief of the b il res il o'
yards and dis-ks In the department ol the
uavv U nil s vacancy.
Interior l. ureiioni I'rince, oi ranu
Ke. N. M.. lo lie liovernorol New Mexico.
I. hi. A. Walker, of lleleuu, Mont., to
he crolarv ol M inima.
James K. Kelly, of Nebraska, to 1st re
ceiver of public mone)S at Mlooiniugton,
William W. J inkla, of Fairfield, Is., to
ba Indian I -1 -
To be Agents for 'he Indians- Charles
A. Ashley, of New York, at tho Cheyenne
and Arahoe Agency in the Indian Terri
tory; Charles K. A. Seobey, of Montana,
at tba Fort Peck Agency InMonlana.
Wasiiinoion, Aj.ril I. Oeo. II. Shields,
Who WM Unlay nominated lo Is) Assistant
Altorney-tisnersl lor the Interior Depart
ment. Is about fitly live year age, and Is a
man of high legal and social attainments.
He has been a resident ol Hi. Louis lor
many years snd lot a long time waa associ
ated as Iswpsrtner with Ueo. (leorge Ik
lieudcison. Mr. bbielda haa alwaya token
a deep interest in tho Improveinciil of tho
Mississiiqii uud other West in ilcrways,
and hisability and energy have done much
in securing whatever at teiiti m thev, in late
years, have received at the hau l-of t'on-
greas. His mind, It 18 wr.d, p-vesses high
judicial qualities and Its ban) is rather in
that direction than In thai of an advocate
although he is regarded as one of Iho best
public speakers in the West. He has al
ways been a Republican in politics, and
has several times been n monibei of the
Missouri State Committee. Secretary
Noble c. naiden hlmasU extremely fortun
ate in securing a man of such splendid
ability as his legal advisor.
I, IIIIAIIKOIU) rni. i ,
nominated as Hovornor of Now Mexico,
was Chiel Justice of that I erritory and re
sik'ned that posillou on sec Mint of s i ne
mlaunderatandins during Mr. Arthur's
I ei in. Ho served one or two terms as
.-i lie Beostorin tho New V..ii Legislature
prior to hi.- appoisteksnt as Chief Justice
of New Mexico. There was considerable
of a contest over his Sflpointment, and
Mr. rriuce came in as a Ooiupromise can
didate. JAMI.S M. HfSTi N,
who was today nominated lo lie Treasurer
of the United suites, is a native Indianan,
about forty live years of ago, lie la tne
l'i uleiit'of the Coonersville National
Bank, oi which his farrier waa prosidenl
before hrtn, Mr. Iluaton is larpuy inter
ested in manufactures and fanning, and is
a man ol conaldersMs means. Politically
1 is record slaiuls high. He was chairman
of the lb publican stuie Central Commit
tee during the last two campaigns nnd
achieved a reputation os u superb organ
izer and worker. Ill) WHS a delegate it
large to the Chicago convention, and was
at one lime prominently moutinncil us a
candidate for I iovernor ol the Stale, hut
declined to permit his name to be used
bsesSM of hi conucctiou with tho Cen
WM. II. w iiakton,
ii... newly nominated Assistant secretary
of (Nats, was horn in Mufsachusctta and is
ubout forty-two years of ago. lie became
luivale secietarv loJuatiei '-ra when the
latter was United states J udge in Maaaa
chtisetts, ami nmtinue.1 hi the same cap.i. -ily
since Judge Uray becaino a member of
the I lilted Males MBMSM OOttfi Ha II
a cousin of the Into Kranria Wharton, has
served in the Miissachuaells legislature, Is
a .i.i nicer of the - ate bar and the author
u( legal works.
Tilt: Mt.XA.TK ft 1 1. 1. ADJOt STE TODAY
I l .. 1 1 1 i l . 1 1 I ..I ... ..... Ilitr. N.o II .
rn liiiiiurti.nl N
v issisOTOs, April i. it seems to tsy
me niuveisai oa jieciuiiiiii aiuoilK uuiors
that the S nato will adjourn the present
special session sine dio tomorrow, if tho
session ends tomorrow it will then have
been of exactly the same length as tho
one . m vein I Ii) President Arthur to re
ceive President Cleveland's nominations.
President Hiirrison has sent in slsmt
:."i0 nominations since the oth ol March,
all ol which, with a very few eiceptinua,
have lioen reported bom the committee
uud will have lioen eoiillrmcd liuforn BsV
l air n in-lit Of the oil: s yet Ui bo llllcd,
tho must important are Commissioner of
tho licneral Land IKni and I'lihllc
Printer. Il is believed that they will be
tided within a tew (lays.
Editor QshlSTSS, of the Im Angeles
ill , i- lei.. i I to be the in an
i. 'i I loi Pub lo l'i liter. Il I-1 the gen
eral opinion that William Meredith, if
Chicago.who wassuporttoho thei-oming
man for Tubbc rmiier, sill aucnisi t.. w.
i iruvea as Miperinteudeitt of the Bureau ol
I in- i itlg ulnl I Hilling.
M e t ol the s iuitors will gladly welcome
tho respite from public cares for a season,
having la-en In practically continuous sea
mi. n since DccemlMT I. IS.S7, and will take
the earliest opjiort'initv to leave tho city.
Senator Kdunmds, who went South lor
his In alih two weeks ago.has returned feel
ing belter, and was in Ills sest today.
The Vny HMiite rerlarls.
Wasiiinoton, April L- Tho subject of
providing secretaries for tho Senators
whose committee clerks are not on thu
annual roll was tba occasion ol another
Mcpuhlicail caucus today. Senator Jones,
chairman ol the Cuiniiiittre on Contingent
Kxpciisra, sluteil that If there were no
more aecretsriea desire 1 than are provided
lor by resolutions already Introduced and
now (lending, authorising committees lo
sil during the rcivsa, the contingent fund
would iorinlt ol their employment. Milt
II il is iutelidud to givo every Senator as
sistance of Una kind, Iho contingent bind
will show a deficiency of i '. by Do
ci nils r I, and bo exhausted against all
.Inoainls from that date until Juno .in,
MisMiliitiona are pending now authoris
ing the following mmmitl-i's lo sit during
the roc. Pulenls, I ; line I i sea oh.
Engrossed Mills, TrstwiKiilsiion, KiMites to
tin- iIh. aril, ( I 1 1 Service. Aihlitionnl
Aec'iininodutions lor the Library, Coast
I Vfensos snd Celebration of the Centen
nial of the Constitution an I Discovery ol
After hearing HenaUir Jones's stub--meiit,
tho caucus auih .r..sl him to re
jsirt favoralily upon m Ii resolutioiia as
.1 to him necessary to In passed.
The Committees ou Pulenls and Ktudcmic
DiaeruwNi are dins-ted in lerrns by the reso
Intioas to conduct invest Igstioa Into the
subjects committed to tin i . barge.
'AsiiiNinoN, Ajiril 1 I In- -enate thia
afternoon confirmed Uia followlag nomi
nal lona: Lew Is Woliley to I Governor of
Arisons; Chsilea f, Asjile to 1st sgenl at
the Cliryenuo and AlSfsboa Agency, In
dian Territory, Wm. K. Juukin, of Iowa,
to Imj Indian InspeeUir, James E Kelly,
to ba receiver ol public moneys at
Mlooiuington, Neb.; l oins A. Wulker to
lie Secretary of Montana. Charles It. A.
Hrboliey, Indisn ageut f'r IWk, Montana;
James W. Huston, of Indians, lo be
Tiesaiirerof tba Unitoil status, Ellis H.
Ibdserto. of New York, lo lie Asslstanl
Treasurer at New York Mwis. H.
Tamil, ol Texas, to be Minister to Mel
gium: John T. Abliott, t" Minister to
thu I i M ol Colombia,
VuloMrf. Stnlx.l In HnnU
Wasiiinoton. Aoril I. Tim following
dm rib-class postnflic s a. re too i rslsed
to tho presidential ch..- 1 iiwnlowB, Ata.
Coronods. CaL; Pas.. I: " ' 'i 'I01-
yoke, Colo.: la-high. In-I Tr vln
l i. l, 1. 1. .i.o m, i, llornel. Mo.:
Kulisbury. Mo.; Tarki
' 'ottona I Kails, K i
i rand I Ige, M i
lluitior l, Ifiskj f
Usouolu, .Mb.; Hue
To tho Shipwrookoil Boys in Samoa.
Tho Socrotnry of tho Nuvy Lostnsr
No Hmo in the Mutter.
Tho Itb hiuoud, Alort and Adivma
Orderud to Muko Hotidy,
And tho NowOhnrloaton Being Hur
ried to Hot Completion,
A Doscrlptlon of tho Ve.sols and the
Officers In Command The Drltlsb
Nnvul Ofnoera at Ulbrultnc Send
a OrSOefUj I rlbute to Us.
WAsnmtox, April i. The Navy Ds
purtment is milking every effort to secure
an adeipiiito represenbilion at Samoa.
Orders were Bent out today to have the
Richmond, Alerl mid Adams sent to Apia
at the earliest prael li able luoineiit. ThS
Alerl is ut Uonolulu, nil rea.lv to sail
when she coals ami provisions, and can
leach Samoa in u month or forty days.
The Miclimond is uot in such a (uvoruhlo
place, being ut present in the Kim- Kio il
ia Platte, on the east coast of South Amer
ica, ami must go around Cupu Horn. The
Adams is under repair at the Mate Island
(California) Navy Yard. Ten ilas or two
weeks will sere to complete the lepairs,
and ufter a few days additional Consumed
in biking in stores and coal she may sail
on her yoviige, which will take uhoiil u
month. The Yantic, now st Mrooklyn,
will Is-ready to sail on the 10th instant,
probably lo relieve the Michinolid.
bile the vessels ordered to Samoa un
favorable vessels ol their kind, yet they
ure by no means eipial to the threo vessels
which were wrecked, and uru of iiutnpie
type compun-d with tho vea-ela ol I bo
(ierinun Kust African Heel which bus been
ordered lo Apis. The old HshfJsOSjd is
by fur the largest ol the voks-Is that will
go down. Nho wua built in Norfolk in
IhWH, and la ol 2, 700 tuna burden, 22A fis t
long, 4'.' J I- t broad, nnd 17.4 draft. Her
Shs-i1 is set down at Hj knots when in
I run. but she is doubtless foul, and con-
seUonlly much r - I I in sn.-ud by her
stay in South Atlantic waters. brio is
commanded by fupt. A. V. Meed, with
Liciitcmiut-Cninuiaiiilcr IjuiIs Kingsley,
ami Lieutenants W. II. Kven lt. J. II. C.
Oftffla, K. II. Crosby, J. hi llobinson and
J. O. Nicholson. Her complement is
twenty-nine ollli-ers and .'I'.'l men. The
buttery is headi-d by twelve 10-iiuh
sinnolh-liorca, one s inch niuxxlo loading
rille, and one ik)-pound breech-loading
rille, two '.Hl-pound breech-loaders and
soiuo small seismdui y guns.
The Alerl ia a 1,000-lou vessel, built by
John Mnacbu in lsi7j. She carries 11 olll
ours aud 127 men. She ia rated at 10
knots, is 176 leel long bv 32 le-l beam;
draws Iff feet el wster, and carries a bat
tery of one 11 inch, two ti-im h smooth
bores, one llO-pouiiil rifle snd four -mill
gnus in the secondary battery. Her olll
cers an- Commander .lame- D. iiniham
and Lieiils. John liarvin, K. I i-rei ne.
C. T. M...,re, .1. P. Parker, C. D. Mostwii k
and Win. O. Hnfttltn
The Adams la rated at lI7'i tons. She
was built in 1H7U at Moaton, by Dmuld
McKay. Her length is IK) feel, by M
feel beam and U.:idialt. Shu is set down
as V.H knol ship, wilh a batlery of (our
ll-lnch sniisilh Isire, one H-incli nnml-loii-bug
title, olio Ik) siliud lllll.le Imnblig
rille and live gnus in the secondary bai
lery. The detail lor Iho Adams was al
most completed this afternoon. Mm will
I ... under ii direction ol Commander
Edwin T. Woodward.
There will be no new orders in regard
tn Samoan s Hairs given to tho roinnisii
flers ol thu vessels. Admiral Kim's rly
will remain at Apia and will continue in
rommiiiid ol the aiiusdrnn. He h.id in
structioiis issued lo him before Ida de
parture and the situation has not changed
since then. Thu Aduiual has considerable
discretion vested in him. snd may, to a
considerable extent, exercise his own
judgment in regard to whst ahull Is. done
Should anything k i ur to render new m--t
i m i ii- sdwsablu they rsn Ihi pi- pan
and ss-iit to Samoa long Isidore the war
vessels gel there. Tin- filing now needed
is the sliiis, not instructions. It is im
probable that the Samoan confereneo will
have met and si-tthsl (be cntangl. in-nt
liotween the I'nite-I Stales and I oriuaiiv
before our visea-la reach Samoa, snd any
now orders sent lo Admiral Kunberly will
doubtless largely be giverncd by the pro
oucdinga ol llm conference.
SM-arr. ol Ssl Hrllrl
Ban KaN'istii, ( al., April I. - In nsvnl
and shipping circles (he rpioslion has Iss-n
dnu iisseil ss to the Is-sl uud esrlitait moan
for gelling supplies from here In Samoa if
ibis (invernment Ihould deem il advisable
to send them to tho shipwrecked officers
and seamen. Tho -t. amor Zeulundiu,
which sails for New Zealand April n, Is a
merchant steamer of the only line passing
near the Samoan Islsmla snd she carries
nearly 1,000 tons of whcsl alone for Sid
ney and .Mollsnirne, owing to the shortage in
colonial w boat crops. Sim will, therefore,
not have much room for additional freight.
It Is thought, however, that tho nsvv do-
psrliueiit BSWt urrangr to hsro Zeulandia
pr-M eo.l lo Apis on tin- trip in.load of
making I tat. In, her port ol call. 'I hia
would rnahlo her In render any tug- nt
assistance and also procure later and more
definite advices ln-m Apia and Admit il
Kimls-rly. The New Zealand (invern
ment has an agent here and such arrange
ment would have to Is- Imole bv the
United Stales Islwi-eu him and the
Oceanic blramslnp Company.
A ...... . ... i i , 1 1 ... i . . ..... i .... i ..... .
Wasiiinoton, April I. A graceful tri
bute from tho English nsvsl ..libera wua
contained in llm following cablegram o
reived by Hecrelary Trury when he te
turned to Washington this morning.
UlSSAtlAS, tUtl'll ii, ls-.
To Iho Vntiri ol Ihs Nsvy, W.niiimi.in
The t-IIUers of Iho Knglish Chuunol Heel
synipnlliixe with Iho Americsu Navy on
tli- terrible loss of life from wrecks at
I o this message the following reply w.n
W.isisnriiN, April I. is
Ailnilral t naniianilliia liar Majs.lv . ( b.iin-1
Accept lor yourself slid the nfll'Tpi -I
your coininsud my grutWul acknowlclge
BJ ol uu U lulf w( the United States Nuvf
for your naasass ol lympathy and food
will, occiisioned by the recent disaster at
Samoa. TSACY, S'c'y of tho N.ivy.
llm i i in; 1 r ill. I liurle.ton.
Wasiiinoton, April 1. Uenewed in
structions have been sent to S.ui I'rtinris
co to hurry forward the preparation of tho
Charleston, and every aflbrt will he mado
to got her gnus uud OSfriSfSI iMUMpOftod
overland ill the earliest possiblo moment,
The guns are ready nt the proving ground
at Anmisilis, uud the eurriiigiM are about
ready at the Washington Nuvy Yard.
A LETTKH l'HOM STANLEY,
Dated Bnpt. 4, UmB, Rooelvsd It Will
Be Hubllshoit Tomorrow.
Lonihin, April I. -A letter (rom lb-nry
M. Stanley, dated Smupilturi, September
t, 1SSS, has reached a friend of the cx
plorer in Kalinburgh. lu the letter Mr.
Stanley snys he is well uud in good spirits.
He met Kinin Piisbu on the shores of Al
bert Nynniii. Thev wen to. ther for
twenty six diiys. When Mr. M.iutov left
Kinin Paaba tna latter was enjoying good
Mi I iiincis da Winton, president of the
Rmln Hey Kcliel Commitlee, says that the
letter from Mr. Stanley will imiKe live
newsptiHr col il in ns; Ihul it will not bo
published beloro tomorrow, mi l tho tiov
erumeut in IgBOfUl of its contents.
The f i. i.i S).on.U n -i ... i rtajr.
Wasiiimiton, April I. Toduywustho
President's ipnel day and there were few
callers at the While HOSSS, S'liutors
HsMfflMUl and Itniisom, of the Bants Com.
inittee, waited upon the President ill con
formity with their instructions to learn his
ptsasnn about udjourninont. An Iowa
Congressional delegation, cimiseil nf
Bsnaton tlllaon and Wilson, aid Repea-
seiililliM H HonderaOn, Conger, Sweeny il.lil
I lol I nor, were mining the callers. Snator
fttanffrrrl btonshl Mr, Beott, the oootiwtoi
(or building the I harloston, uud thev bud
s private interview with tho President.
Secretary Mliiiue called early.
THE KILLING OF SMITE
DAN RICH Ml N I). TUB HLAYBK, MAKES
Prom Vt'hleh It Heoms That Hmlth Made
iho Flrat Attaok and That It
Waa a Personal Dlf
fleully. Hpwlal MfSM lo Tli Appml,
I. itt i.i: K'k k, Ark., April 1. A Mor
lilton. Ark., dispatch tonight gives (he
I--II..W it-.: story ol tho killing of Joe Smith,
colored, by Duvo Itichmotid, near Plum
merville, Sutunlay evouing. It aoems thai
Imtb men worn returning home, when
they tpmrn-l-'d. Smith threw a ns-k at
U . I n .... I. illlllctillg a bruise
on lb.- head, whereupon iticli-
nioml dinw a revolver and flro.1,
Iho bullet striking Smith In lb
bn uat, killing him almost Instantly. There
were three other ti-gtss-s traveling along
the ruad in tho rwar of the two nu n an
several a lute men still farther back. All
of the men were riding ImractMick, snd sf
ler the shoolillg Itiehlilolld who had never
dismounted, wont home, uud shortly af
terward surrendered lo Ihs township Con
stable, lb la now in jail al Morn'ton,
ami the alsive is hia stali-un-iil in brief.
The examination will lake place at
Plutiimervillo Wrdm-sday, when Uich-
llloud Will enter S pl.S ol self deleltse
f-riiil I. uas one .. the pun . .1 i n ...
ill the ens- uguinal I he Pliimin rvillo Inl
lol-lsix thieves snd rendered ii-wistamv to
a detective employtsl hi Working up the
Clayton assssaiualion. Il is -aeiblu thai
he knew tisi much, snd wasipiilo stici-ess-fill
in getting evidence that would doubt
less result in Iho -N.nvi.TlH ol Iho uasassin
ss IS shows in bis Issl letter lusiled ou the
train st Plumiiiervlllo Saluiduv evening
(list a few hours before he -ysskilled. Thu
eller sua addressed t A. I'inkerton, a
man now in this city, staling lhal he
i.iinilh) had stillieiont evldenee already to
lead to Iho arrest ( Iho right parlies nil
phciil.il in the murder of J no, Al. Clayton,
NKW UHI.KANH KICKS
noraiise Msmphls Is Usttlne- Her Dot
ton Ibev Blame It on tin- I. C. K Ii.
S-rlsl IM-u Ii b, 1 he Ai-i-ral
W Asins.iTiiN, April I. The New Or
lesna Cotton Kschangn has tiled a run
plaint against the Illinois Central Kadmud
( '.nu puny for alleged discrimination against
New Orleans in the rates for the Irsnspor
tali. hi ol cotton. Through the unjust and
unreasonable cbsrgea, II claimed that New
i Means lost, between September Ihh7 snd
Seplellllsr ISSN, III trade up. aids ill l'i,-(SSI,!!-"),
v. bub went, instead, to Memphis
aud Hit- North and Past.
Tint Inlor Statu I 'oinmorra Commission
is asked to din-el Iho railroad b carry cot
ton from Wiokhlfe, Ky., and (mm Als-r
deen and Pansins, Miss., and all inter
nnd nit- stations oil its hue to New Ss
leans st s rs'e not greater than $.,'HJ a.r
bale lor iinisimpri-ssi'il cotton.
An I I.i linn In 1ieiii .n.
DrrsoiT, Mich., Apnl I. The election
in Mlrhigsn tislsy wss for a Justice of the
Htipreine Court anil two lb-gents ol the
Stale llnlverslly. Two constitulionsl
ameii-luieiils mote also .ubmill sl, one In
creasing tin- salary ol tho (Iovernor from
(I, ism to Si.issi, hi. I the oilier enabling
coronations lo isinliniie their Mlstcncu
without reorganising st tho end ol thirty
years, as is now reipiireil. Tho returns
received up to this hour (10 o'clock p.m.)
ate fragmentary, but liidicatntbei-loetu.it
of C. II. (trant f Iteput-hcan) for Supreme
Justice hv a safe majority. The remain It
ol Iho I.'. publican ticket is doubtless
. lei li d and la-th smondmollla have Iss-n
carried. Ihe vote was lighL In this oily
the ladies oereissl the eloi t. tul privilege
lor the flrsl time, voting lor Sclns-I In-
Sieclors ulnl electing one of their sex, who
wus indorsed by Ihe Democrats.
. .... I. Mile I MMsNM llr.snnl.
( i i a ... M . prd I Yesii-r-luy ti bn
Itoyli-s, with In- Hid- and six children, at
templed to ford (Daml Creek. In Ihe
Sflldllls of thai nirt'sm his WSgoll was over
ture I and four of his eblldroil drowned,
lloyles saved lua wife and two children.
. i i -.1 MSS ( Ihe i.iaiiilMliia.
Naw YoSX, Apiil I, In the mailer of
the High Ihidue Park, Judge Patterson
ha. ups.inie-l na commissioners, Misrs.
tlrovsi i tovetaastj. Cbaries Couilert and
laKi.'.ci 1'. Hulmus
Procoodings of tho Sonate and House
Tho Bill to Ro-Dl8trlot the Third
Oongroaalonnl District Roportod
By Mr. Dortoh, Having Boen R-jcom-nioudod
for Pass age.
Tho Sonnto Comrnlttoo's Appropri
ation MU Pajaoa That Body.
The mil Olvlng Moraphla tho Opportn
nlty of Holding a Grand Exposition
I' In Ihe . enate V in y
Llttlo Done In the House.
Sh'cIsI PU pulch tn Tin- Apis- it.
NaSHTIIASi Tenn., April 1. -In the
S-niito today the chiiiriii in of the Coiu
mitteo on Privileges and Klections re
ported or passage tho caucus hill to to
district tho Third Congressional District.
Mr. Spurks introduced a resolution to
have the cancelled Torbott issno dea
troyed, iilso the old plates now in tho Cap
itol basement; also, providing for tho ap
pointment ol a joint committee to perform
this work. Adopted.
The committee's appropriation bill cuino
up us tho special order of the day, Tho
hill changes the salaries ol the first clerk
ol the Comptroller and Treasurer from
(I.SlH) to $l,rax) s-r aiinnui. On motiou
ol Mr. Ilerry this was amended to read
Mr. Jurvis moved lo amen I si as to In-
the salary ol the clerk lo tho Sccro-
Isry of State from 1,000 to $l,.a00.
Mr. Nelson seconded the motion.
Mr. luigsuid that he supposed the lie-
publlcunx would vote to raise salaries and
ilicn go home nnd throw all the respon
sibility iism the Democrats.
Mi .Nelson siuirneii tin- insiiiiiuiiou uiui
the lb-publicans wen- actiug from i in purs
The motion prevailed.
The hill was considered by sections.
The printer's bill created a lively discus-
sum snd showed exttavagance on the part
ol aomelsMlv. It has already Im-cii paid.
but the Somite . tit down the appropriall-.lt
lo l,.sm. II also cut out an item ol fJ.UUU
to exhibit school work during the National
I bo. in. mat Asa-slatlon mooting in July.
The bill waa aiascd by a vote of '.'4 tn 6.
'Hie I baton ol Tennessee bill wua recon
sidered nnd passed, Iho Vole I snug IS to H.
It only indorses llm rhelan history una
simply recommends its adoption.
Mr. McDowell s bill to organize Imrtl
cultural and agricultural ssmM-iationa
passed. Ami the Senate adjourned.
allowed members to cull up favorite mess
in s, so local bllla were piuaod mostly b
the lunrniiig. .
Mi hi uoike. oilered a reaolntptjn -pro-yiibng
Unit Circuit and Criminal Court
-. t-sjrether wiih tnomlssr-. . i tUs
I..O-I of Health, be . .iiMitutasl
Ol pfSBM fuspas-rnrs, whose serinxM
shall Is. rsaidsred Wllliolil eost lo the ,-luhk,
l.n s over.
Mr. i Ispp's bill (o amend an act to cot
loot uii I dlfs-si. -if the taxes saacswo-l for
iiinniiipal c. i i-uallous sh'sie . I. otsrs
hne Ihh-ii n-M-a! d, Ihe hill applying di
rectly to Memphis. Passed.
Ihe lull to re.ilin- tin' cnillllv Irom
win. b a change ol enue is mu le to pay
I bo I . - l iinois uud olllivra summoning
A Hons.-bill t make it unlawful for
m itmiacuiriiig and other llrms lo .to -tele
b. employes in the selection of their faun ly
Mr. savage called up tho bill hi define
trusts and lo make the same illegal. He
siH.ke in favor of it passage. He said his
bill was simply s dpclarstinn sgaiusl all
the d.-Mies that bad 1st u brought forward
during th-' lust few years by lite prose snd
I.- .i-i.iIim' eu.ii Inn iitsol the I., uliar Ihind
rslleil a trust, a thing by which men un
billed to raise the prii-e ol cotfee, sugar,
iron, steel, corn sud wheat.
Mr. Williams moved In substitute hia
hoi lo piolol.it oonspirsiics against com
meree ami b-gituuule trade ill lieu of Mr,
Mr. U'ilhsms's bill was nsmmmended
fot passage by Ihe Judiu iry t ouiiuillee.
The motion prevsilisl and the lull pa-sasL
Tba following bills werti ussed sl the
utter ins ui session:
To pioM.lo for the iaausnoc of distress
warrants und repoaling law giving bounty
on M and wild rata,
.'uMige's coiisiituuooul cmvenlion bill
wss thou taken Up aud discussed al
Iho House adjourned without taking
action on lu
I I 114 si ssl.lN.
III. i..iis.rX.. Ho Will ..i Oil It
II llr ail II. I. II.
S i.; i.m.u Ii i" 1 1" Ai .
N siivii.i.x, Teun , April L II members
of the Is-gislatum In-hove that there will
Imi an extra session eslled, thoy are doomed
lo ibs.ipsjlntmetiL tiov. Taylor waa asked
tonight il there would be one, uud lie em
ph.itiiully answered: "Never, while I am
the 1 iovernor of the State. Tho boys must
laud up under their rvonibi.'ily if they
deem the changing of coun'y lines snd
in h Itiuul in Ut. i" no ' ' iinp 'tlanl legis
lation than iho rstraaiSS, a; proprtai.on,
u s. --ai. nl ami other Mi ll h. lis, it is lor
them to to answer lo their ronstituento."
I II I l I'.ls, ll.'N mi I
rnnnl la Ih. Wensie Has .... iu.nl
lllll In I. ...I. i
H. i Pl.iairli ml bs i-i-1
N-.uvui.a, Tenn., April I.-The bill
designed to give Memphis and Shelby
County ii chaiiee t . hold a grand Missis
sippl Valloy Bfposition latsse-l the Sensts
Unlay. The bill amends that ol IK'S by
authorising the issuing of slock, bonds,
the holding of real estate and granting
Other Incorporate iwwors. Its (nouds an
tlciMite uo trouble with lis postage through
ih.- House. .....
Then- I. going to Is- a great deal of ngfl -ing
over Ihe assessment bill, und ihe
whole thing may full through, leaiuig the
law of I -sl in forco. Ths billersst festUMI
is uguiiisl lliut sec ion u ' ' k''v
inglhoCiiiiipir .hr the apsiinllnj ol tax
attorm-v on a com "' -'' a-r cent
Mai l':i - ir V. e.i I " UI- hen- l-r
i. . ii, .ill ami II is said
J. Ilrogun is working lo tne same rod.
ai.,1 . A,
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y Jikj r a'fatssiiL