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THE MEMPHIS APPEAL; SUNDAY. APRIL 14, 1SS9.
"THE OPEN DOOR.'
EARNEST PLEA FOB
One of the Bant and Bravest of All the
Needed Charities or the City, and
One Eminently Worthy of Public Sup
port. To llio Editor of The Appeal.
In the southern part of our cll.v, in n
luro yard shaded by fine trees, stumls a
lioiiso whoso liDKpitaMo iloor is always
oen to the poorest of UiJ'b poor. It is a
"rt'fuo" lor erring and repontiint womon,
who would fain turn to a purer and better
life. Strung to sny, tho women who have
in chnrio thin best and bravest of all char
ities Hud grout dillkulty in maintaining it.
Pevcrid weeks jo I was asked by the
Visiting Committee to pn-seut tills subject
Id our citiwns through thu prom, and guvo
jny promise to do so. Hint 1 liavo not
sooner redeemed my pled-o lias been ow
ir.jj to tlio fact that before doing bo I liuvo
b. cn trying to find out why tills work is
no unpopular. In order to answer tho ob
jc i iioiif made to iU
I find that on one paint an erroneous
impression prevails in regard to it. l'eoplo
lo"k upon it ni simply a futile attempt to
uvliilm tho irreeluiiiiiiblo. Our women
niiply to men of ample menus, and who
iim iilso prof rising Christians, for lielp in
iinintaining thu Home, nnd aro met with
the reply: "1 am willing to give liberally
o relieve worthy people who are destitute,
to reHr and educate orphans, to nny good
w irk that shows g'Ki I results. Hut this
voi k is so ineiiger in result, in proportion
to the capital invented. It is so very se.
dom thai a woinnn w ho tins led a bad life
is ever really reclaimed. There is ho much,
both of labor an. I capital, wailed on thu
irreclaimable subject, that I prefer Shii.1
iiivl my nionev on nomelhiuj; that will
eluiw up liellerln results."
A very correct coinnierclal nrgunient;
giKxI lovic in trade; but, my friend, who
w:i it that said: "Neither lo 1 condemn
tliee"T Who set the example of trying to
reclaim the apparently irreclaimable?
Huill we improve upon His teaching- by
IimKii tr I I...... .ri... !.!. .a uft.it. I.l
oi hIiiiII wu acei'iil them ns they are, nnd
do yih.it in us lien to follow them? True,
we accept whatever comes to us, asking to
be led up higher. That wo regard as our
boimdcu duty to ilo wlmt we cm mill
leave the rest with (io.l. l'.ul the w..ik
neither In iiis uor en. Is In re, Tho
ri'ormnlion of women thoroughly sic ped
in s.n Is only no ixviisioiiii chimlcr in the
cut vol in it i,i n ioriu rocordcii In lioines
iKe this. "An ounce of prevention is
Worth a h hi in 1 of euro," and ours is a
preventive work in a three-fold ' sense.
Virst, young giris otten roino in from the
country or front hiii:i!I toviiis in the vicin
ity, seeking woik nii'l limiing none.
Meantime, money is gone and temptation
mods them on every side. Hut any kin I
man or woman tiudiug a girl iu bin h sure
peril can direct her to tho home. Tliero
she is safely sheltered until she find em
ployment. In tiie winter of 1ns7 n very
jilting girl who had been vainly M'ckilit,
woik In several towns in Ark.ius.is f mini
liciscll one bitter cold ni;lil nl the depot
tit l.ittlu ll.sk without a cent It'll. Mic
at in the Wiiiling-riNiiu until clmiug limn,
w lieu the janitor I iM her ho ha.l no au
thority to let her stay Ioiilst, Mild fri
he ss turned out in the cold. A man
r.i'ne up and kindly ollered Iter shelter,
and help lit fun I, in; woik. She was taken
to a boue, led, wurmttl, ami as usual in
aueli pliiiss-dripcl. Mia awoke next
liiotiiiiig and found out -altera sbn was.
t he det.Olleil tlinu wis Us and then
ailowid to go, for she wasniaving unman-.
Mie was foiniit. snd taken by a woman in
W ll" heart llio t luisl lived. A 1 1 Jl llr 1 1
she h id a law! family to supisirt, alio
kept her and cared for her until it w le
ri'fed that she was iucurnl.le. That HNir
child i in the Mate iisvlum now au
inciir.iblo maniac. Had alio Is-en liero
our doom wool. I have Is eu open to Iter.
I ic title men, do you think you could llnd a
aler place of iliisisit, for your surplus
f mills, "whcio tliievi-s will not bleak
llimugli, nor steal?"
lu the second place, wo do preventative
woik among young iiuls, wlnmo puieiils or
(iiaoliuiis Unit tbeiu liar J lo control, or
wl.o, Is ing wa;n-workers theuiM'lvist, are
C'inis'lleil to -nd mot ol their limn
away from them. M.my a young girl is
thus brought into cmistaiit compiiiiionsbip
With a wecl-litMitc.l, spiriluuliy-liiin ieil
woman, and catching tho ins.inli,.u o(
lier daily hie is suvedfor a blu ol useful
lies and honor, who, without this Umely
iiillueuce, wound luivr elided a degraded
lite iu the lioii( of her "nhino wsvs gi
lo ii to dentil, whoso tee lukn In4l on
10 ll." Could latter preventative woik Im
llollO til llll tills?
l-istly. .r the young girl who, nverl.iken
by strong temptuhon, baa taken the llrst
l.ilitcatcp, this Home is doing its Messed
preventive oik. Kiitering in at its os'U
u r, she is ulii iteied alike Iroiu the i.tin
r that dnves nod the It'inptalioii tb.it
aliun-s loa further downa ar.l course. No
U-si telling me that Istmiisc a woman tiiket
lo.e w ruint Step, she muni Heeds take two
I have put that question to the teiU 1
l ave taken young uirls, with their ihil
ir n, into my on Imloe, and there care I
lor them; and they have gone out and Id
tsd, pure, clean lives, and dud In
Ull. liant deaths. That ileslion lias Ixi-n
miwi red prut ticsllv; and r ben 1 lik
Lack I'irty yi-sis and reiiKools r bow the
fcololtlmt ilsy, lor vnn lalse step, was
tis'.i j, ised, and (s IM i ille l and bounded
11 is n to k lal degts.latioii and dentil, and
then go out and (i mp bauds With tho
rwis-t, brave women of tod.iv who aio
luldiug out strong hands oil wliieh to bear
l.er up lo a buher ii(e, I thank ( o I us I
lo (,r no other nitsMiiing of His loving
I iril iispii woiiiiinliissl.
4ieutleuien, prois rou citix nsof Mem
)his, yuu who live In luxurious Ip.iiics,
.urroiiuded by bappy l.iiMlies, ak of your
own soul the j -i. i i : "Ki J not, in tln
Hint ter, oa some reparation lo all womnu
I.immIT'' I rom eeie lstliill to teni'ratioll
1'ien Imve Issn l.-ielini I, Via Ibsl would
brand their Inolliein, wives, sislcrt, or
ilaugbters with bfe-lmig iiifatny were they
I luulged In lor a siiiulo d iv. What have
Von done to pii'Vi ut tbi? Have yon
lrsiidei tbein V Have you oslrmisi'd
them? Huve yon li lns. d them cni.i.y
Un-llt, K l.d liss.iiiln.ll. or siitn .il dl
lineiiuii slid emu. nun nt.' Have )oii ever
ra.wd Voice or bnnd lo stay tliia cydnitn
bl iuipuiily (but is sMesping over our
la in I,' And bus 11 ever in eurtvd. to ym
to uk: "llo kI.hII bn'ie nation to
ks l. the blooil ol the lathers o.lt of the
llailhirrs' veins?'' uu nil ouli ast
womun im..-s I lo V"U wet think to
k: "llniil this WOIII.II hl1lll..lt (if ,,.f
lather, that aim hou'el Im ben tlii. ."'
Isj you not . e it lo ei'ing Miiu.oiliiMd
lo extend her a helping ban. I ,'
t btistmn wmn.'ii, living in ahe'iere l
toim s, l.i ski lives haVH klioan llo li tiipt
Ition May Hot- I lie hwl women ol tins
town tise up and lac you Ih(oi the in l.-e
lit all lives, ith this accusation: "Von
S' rf the (ortiiunte nin of earth; ymi were
ihieldvd in happy lioiues by loving moth
lis; we, tiiotlierli ss and lrictiil!c, weie
cast but among the ravening wolves ol
starvation wX"S snd string temptations;
you were rdm st.-d- liiughl the ahulisoiiie
truths contiiluml In pteat thoughts; given
the Dicant of self cmtrol that only thought
and study can In psrt; we were lull In lit
suiaiue to stumble ou; )oa wvre taught
in borne and in church to know the right
from tho wrong, while wo w ore left to plod
along tho shadowy paths of sin; and yet
you never held out your strong bands to
clasp our weak ones; you novor triod to
help our poverty bv your abundance, our
ignorance by your know ledgo, our sin by
your purity; you never tried to help us at
nil." Which" of you is ready to faco this
record? It is your own, and sotuo day you
must faco it.
Fervently I bopo that this mnv bo tho
day of your awakening, when you may
earnestly ask: "Lord, what wilt Hmu have
uiolod'o?" I.idk MKKiwti'imi.
A VOICH! FROM TUB DIM PAST.
From the Stone Graves of Pre-lltstorlo
Middle Tonnesuoe to tho Iron
Caskets of Elmwood.
Ono of tho touts ol riviliattion, ancient
or modern, is tho mode of burying thu
dead. Whether those of modern days nro
any Improvement over the dweller of
5,iKK) years or more ago is a mutter of
question. Tho whole of tho Middle Ten
nessee basin is a viut cemetery. The capi
tal citv ('amis in the midst of the graves
of a lorgotten race, n rnco concerning
whom no tradition remains, and thu echo
even of whoso footsteps no longer resounds
through the corridors of Time. That they
were a race very far advanced in civiliza
tion and culture their mode of Initial ut
toetn; they were all deposited In receptacles
carefully formed of stono slabs, which,
where the baud of man has not desecrated
them, remain perfect until now, exceed
inn by thousands of years thu poHsiblo
dim. turn of tho best iron caskets of modern
civilization. A few days ago, while vinit
ing Nnhvillo, 1 inspected a nnuilK-rof
these old stone graves, and then visited
the beautiful rooms of thu Tennes
see Historical Society lo examine
tho relics there Hlored, which had U'cil
gathered from those burial places. Alter
examining them, 1 turned to tho I'.Vyptiau
mummy lying calm, contented and peace
ful in his glass case, tint product ol a civ
ih. ition much younger than tho extinct
one of our continent. I ventured to in
vade iiis isolation, disturb his nlumbers,
end ask him bow be felt during his little
apnea of rest, after having walked tho
heated pavements of Thebes "lOuOynnrango,
llo said: "I am a well preserved old gen
tleman of the stylo of :1,IM yearn li. (J.,
a hide worn by lime ami tinted by blush
ing under tho iinpiiitivn ga.o of the
modern herd. 1 tun llio product of un n'u
when people knew how to keep their
friends, mid keep iheiii well and loilg. I
believe in staua by my fiieiiik Vmi
want to know how I came to bo here ho
long? Well, let me tell you: 1 inn a liist
class 'ciuicn of tho woi k of the funeral
director of the days when I gypt uus iu its
e'uiy, when lie mo of us who passed
the '.M'l'uliiiy uf Ami'iite, tho Court
of tho I'e.id, expected to rise with
'him who slept at l'hiln-,' and meet
in the gr I mendons of the lllysjail fields
wilh ihose w ho drank waes bad iu tho
balls of (Mm. It cost some $.!,i'.K) ol your
common money lo lix me, there was a Icsacr
plice of koine 5 I ,.! for leaser !ople. How
about H'"ile that didn't have 1 1 ,"'") to
waste? (lit, I xupMc there aro such folks.
You live in modern Memphis, don't you?
(io and talk to some of your own funetul
directors. You tnnko mo tired."
Ni, on returning to Memphis, I went in
he. Hi h of one ol the very oldest (I mean iu
business, not in years) of those in thorny,
John Wulrdi. found him at his casket
ariiim, or whatever is the cla--sie inline lor
a bereavement emporium, on Second street.
He welcomed me with that exiuesiiun of
subdued nnd grave happiness s"-nhar to
deacons, rexlous, uuilei takers, et eos oiu
lies. "Mr, Walsh, the mummy up lit Nnsli
villo got disgusted with inn b cause I
wanted to tn.k alsiut common, every day
folks. Tell me alsiut your business, there
aru certainly iiinuy things In your experi
ence that would prove renilabh", you ere
one of Iho oldest nnd larst houses li: the
businists lu Iho Ninth, and carry
probably Iho largest and Is-st rns,irt
inenl of almk; you h.ie been
through all the epidemics, rcpt your idnce
always open nnd d.s,sus.d many a dollar
in unheralded chanty, tell me of these."
"I have seen many changes niid havchocti
here al newt a quarter of a century, but my
NiiN'riu!cu lent uiiTri.'ht baud man, (i. A.
(.u-t ifs iii, has been still longi-r raring for
our riti.eus, and I w ill turn you over to
him." I pliesl Mr. (iiistafson with ipies
lions, and bo in return tilled me with iacts
nml stories ol luli-rot. Ninl lie; "Ilia
business has improved In character an I
Mfiloil very mileli since I conunenced
work hero in I "Mi I. Then we nseil ui'wilv
Wisslen t-uliiis, soiu'elimes coven d with
cloih, which, with the linings and all sim
ilar tiiiiinniu-s, was luriiisbed by tho fam
ily, who also provided everything aside
Irom tho mere tsitbn. Now all the ar
ranging, everything connected with the
f'ineial, from (he preparation of the bo.lv
lo I'a llnal diositin is done by lh
funeral director. We tako entire
charge, furnish all that Is nee. led
and relievo tho bereave, I looilv
of nil care, worry or annovaiuo. The llrst
metallic iMsa-a or cakets were invented
and ma lo bv Almond i. I id.c st 1'ln.i,
. Y., lu 1"-J. They -st'ta made as nearly
as itoMilile III the sh.iisj of the lst.lv. Ill
imil.tiuii of ilras'iv wr.iis d aiiiun I ll
and br ine.i. Iho lirm Willi wliu li Mr.
W a sh was fotiuecied was the tiist lo
brnur ono here. The ahaite lias Im-cii
gnidually change I mild lhy are as us-d
now. ll reclines an expeinlitura of bImhiI
t-'ii.tsul to 111 out a plate like this one. We
have live hearses, the most extensive of
which est "-.'.(skI, and one ess isllv f.sr
ibililn-u, as line a velncle ol Iho knnl as
could be purchased, mid w Inch cost il,4KI.
I hero aru nv-kela rosiluu aKl, tml we sel
limit use one ol over 1 1. si, is.ituis cl as
bull as f I'M, Is side a l.ir Imix with ail
vi r conn r an I worth ."ti, but tho aver
an Ci.llin is nls.nl hi, probably, 'l int
xiH'tisu of an svei.itto luiieral is piobably
i .'iJ in sit Ann iiciiii fniiei.il, as the lain
lly iinel provide Jnu ks or tairisirs
lor all who wish to ride lo the
cemetery. An In. h or (i. rm in one nots
less, aa lin y lli.ilince these thlll.-s la'tter,
the family only providing cotiyin .nice lor
tbfl immedinte kllilolk ami the oihc
each peviiiit lor Ida own riinveyam-e, and
thus snowies' Ihvir resiss I lot tint Uo
eas4i. ion now aiHiiii inoso w no inn
ill allonl even the liec.s oy aiuouut, small
HI It Is, Hot evt 11 l elllK utile lo i'iilnus tho
telncteiy bs s, do y.u iml d nil. li wirk
oiille mi aiimunl ol w hat liiiht I calle.
i h.inty burials,'" ' IVriunily wo do; but
that portion of our work is an entirely acp
ulatu nil'l ilisliuet biam b, ail I HI lio way
conuecte.l Willi the rcguur luis unssjieing
uii'lcr i har.'o ol a aeoaMto fonoiisu, who
has bis ow ii hearse and material, belong
i'i woolly lo that luanch. and not iisd in
the other w.nk. I cool. relate iiiuny
soiiowiul, In nrt-thiilini sl ay ( these
siini.ht 1 1 un i .tin - linii'inls which never
ionic to the in .in c n the more ep tiive
imrlion o( the cslabo hinenU I his was
aiuoiii the llrst to mini luce the prists o(
e iib.iliniii alter the w.tr, and Mr, W alsli
h is evi'l aiinv made it a M'iy suctesaful
nnd n itil.ic!ul v i,orioi of Ins bu llies. I
have, even In Iho bolti si weather, pri'
hoe, I b.Kbes of is'istiiis wuiudiiinr ovel 1110.
killed bv mm i, h ot or iImiij suddenly and
iu lull II, all. so thai thev weio not r n
coltmcil l.,r weeks, but kept with sacred
cue wltliii'it rliniii'e or iinplnasiiiitiiess.
ailliiil tlm nrnval of loved lines. Ills
not an cx niv prisi-s, and wiiu .all Its
nceotiiininiiiiuita as done by us Is within
the rent li ol isoua ol Very mndcralo
tiieans. It.nie in tinin mid I will tell YOU
some nl the qui enii. ,,,iits of ourbiiainoaa
and nive you my I i, ol cremation and
oilier prs essi a. n.w, r 0 imureal
will toil lUui Ltu4,u,r. Kalakaua.
CAUGHT IN TIIE COURTS.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOB THB
LOCAL LEGAL PBATEBNITY.
The Wook's Calondars In the Criminal
end Circuit Courts Biff Sales of Real
EstaW By Clerk and Master MoHonry,
In tho Criminal Court, yesterday, Mary
Jones, colored, was given ono year for
J)li Jones, for petit larceny, fined $25.
Iiutih Winberry, carrying pistol, wovod
for new trial; no judgment.
Fred Btahlcnmp, nttsault and battory,
$2o and six mouths.
Calendar for Monday, April 15 No.
IH:), Jticlmrd Summers; '-'JO, l'hil Johnson;
:'-,'(, Fred Davis.
For Tuesday, April 10 Xo. 110, Alf.
Iteeycs; Mil, Will nughan, ot til.
For Wednesday, April 17 Xo. It!),
Buck Filluiiihj L'Jli-ioS, Kd K color.
For Thttr.lay, April IS No. 2'-,5-2.,4,
ItiM'k Davenport; i!L':i, O. 11. l'arker; IMtl-iMtl,
Henry ThomitM; .':17, King Solomon bum
mers; 311, Waller Dell.
For Friday, April 10231. Anthony
(loodwin, alnui (.ioodtnun; 230, Henry
For Saturday, April 20 20S-209, IJInnd
Fields; 1H1-1K2, T. K. Mert; 101, Joe
Hunt; 2)1 Horn; (17-(Ji, Shod Dukos,
et al ; l!l!:l, J. F. Wilkorson; :il7-ai(J-ais,
Sam Wolf, alius Thorp j 27!-2K0-2l, V. H.
WurLsbergiir; P7, Allen Shaw and I.uhl
Kuinhurdl; Pl-P.i, Id. Sherridnn ; if. I, J. 11.
Stewart ; ;!:'(), Dourer j L'-Ml L'llO, J. F.
Dudley: :i::i-332, Fin ma Walker aud
4'lrmlt ( on r I.
Calendar for Monday, April 15 Xo.
lOj-'it'iS, I.ymus Wallaeo vs. Society Preven
tion Cruully; 10,571, J. II. W. Harris vs.
(ilobo Iteservu Mutual I.ifo Iusuriuico
Company; 10,572, II. Itcichman vs. Thos.
Itovle; 10,573, C. Lyon vs. K. C, 1'. S. &
M. It. It. Co.; 10,575, Collin's Varnish Co.
vs. .fames DcL-uaii; 10,577. 10. II. Word vs.
li. U Hunter; Id, i.'.i, Joseph 11. Kcane, rl
nl. vs. Fllu'i ne Kobinsou; lD.'iS.'l, I'hilin
llurtman vs. C. O. A S. W. li. ii. Co.,
Kl.oHi Tuxinrf District vs. 11.11. ami A.
T. Ilavdeu; lu,5s"i, Sumo v John Over
Tuesday,' April 10-Xos. 10,10ft, D. J.
Culler V. Alex Watson; lO.oMl, Taxing
District vs. Thomas Darn-It; 10,5.s7, Tax
ing District vs. Hugh Drinkley; 10,5sS,
Taxing District v.. W. A. Collier; 10,."iS'.l,
Taxing District vs. Patrick (irillin, Sr.;
HI, i:i, Inxing Iiistnet vs. Daniel l.niken;
IO.i'.iJ, laxiug District vs. jliiiiseomo
liros.; ll),.V.i;l. J. J. Dicks vs. Stimuli ,fc
Wiil.sli; li),.'i'.i.'i, Cornelius Fellows, et al.
vs. Artesian Water Company; lll.o'.'ll,
John Mcru'el vs. Mrs. K. Knll'.iher.
Wednesday, April 17 Xos. 10,5(17, J. I
l.on, vs. (ialliiey and wifo et id.; lO.o'.M,
J. li. Met luro and wife vs. ( iti.em It. It.
('o.; lu.CsM. The Plnenix Fire et al. vs.
W. J. Hooker; lO.fMil, Amelia 11. Dallier
vs. J. K Frost; M.llisl, Uobert K. Ieo et
nl. vs. II. Wetter Manufacturing Com
tuny; M.hlt, W. S. Join s vs. K. I'.raun;
Itl.til ' P. .McArihurvs. I. II. Wooldrnl
0,(il:i, W. J. .Miller vs. F. II. Wool lrid.'e;
lil.l.l I, Augusten II. ill vs. Alice II ill,
lo.til.'i, Polk, Spinning A Co. M. H. W.
Thursday, April H-lO.iM, T. W,
Wrieht vs. Jos. Chambers; lil.t.l'l, Mem
phis Metal nnd Wiod Mauiil'actiiriug
( onitiaiiy vs. .las. laiucinna; Itl.li'.'.i, A. K.
Ilaticis k vs. Henry 1 1 ulf; lU.ll.'i, Taylor
AlM riiHiliy vs. w, l'arker; 10,1.1:7, J. r.
Thompsiii vs. Wnlsli A Dranch; lu.tl.'H,
W. C l.islv vs. Fd Patterson; I0.ll.il, V
J. Itiiiuou vs. W. II. Ileilly; 10,'. I.'. Mil
Ion lloxley vs. K. Fitxgioboiis; PUk!.!. A.
('. Welburii, iiu'eiit, is. II. 1,'eii liniaiiii;
lO.d.ll, llenry 'ihomasvs. J. A. Il.uiey A
j.; lO.ii.ii, A. INTlliingi r vs. A. lei 1st.
Iridiiv. April Dl-.N... HUill. Mrs.
Margaret ('onners vs. MeCnddcn, lowiler
Co.; I'l.lili, M;ty Overton vs. II. Keich-
I11.11111; 10,1.1.1, Heath , .Milllgan Manufne-
turing Co. vs. James lKgmiir, 10,011. 1
Ijwo vs. I.ytnus Wallace; Kl.lilO, l yres
riehl vs. Ijiinsvtlle x aslivillo Katlroiel
Coiiiiiauv; 10.0 Ii, I ml A t o. vs. James
IVunnn; lO.OI'.l, llamldett A 1 inlcv vs.
Nnithern Cotton Oil Company; lO.OVl, W,
II. Uiley vs. M. Mncklin; lO.iiil, K. Mor
ns vs. Memphis A Yicksburg PncketCoui
pan; I'l.O-'iJ, II. U Iloren vs. Memphis A
Vicksburg Packet Company; lO.hrl, K
Wilidberer vs. I. Menke.
A. I- Uroir w as appoinled admlnlstra
tor of the esUito of W. It. liroM, dives sud.
John l-onguo was spilntcd adminlstrn
r of tho est a to of A. Cur Ion i, on bis ot-
li. lal In uid.
J. W. Drow n was appointed adminlstra
r of the estnlo of M. W. Cherry, do-
ceased. Ik.n I, r.'.'.l""!.
The will of Olive Fleming was tiled for
1 rankie 1 a nion anil iiciue ivadwlley
were adjudged of unsound mind.
i kstterrjr Malar Ml Kslala.
The following sales were ma lo yesterday
by Cleik and Master Mcllenry, of the
One acre and lhroew"turlers, south aide
of Adams street, adjoining Claybruok'a, to
1L i. I'.rown; JJ.I.V).
Pait of the llocg tract, corner Waldrnu
avenuo and Hicks street, to A. D. Allen;
West half of lot 17, Shanks subdivision,
30x1 sj feet, on St, Charles street, to It,
li. Drown; Jo70.
Ten ai res three milm east of lbs citv, on
Ileitis aveiiiiK and (ierinaniowu roj.l, to
A. Stovall, Jl.ltM.
Dil of laud roulaining aevoti acres.
kn in as the DeUuncy tract, lo F. W.
lail at intersection of Di inkluy avi lino
mid Hicks street, 2Hx:'lt) fiHt, to li. U.
Ninth half of lot 3, n7J'Ml feet, cast
ai.la ol I'uulap street, lo It, A, Stovall;
la.t 20x10) 1,1. e.isl si lo Main
street, 1 irst Ward, to John halcii, i Uk.
IM on eaat snle ol IVNi street, l,0xl()
f.s l, Isuiig purl of lot 11, blot k 50, to J.
M. l onl; .l.iisl.
D,l 3, bl.s k 5, IMxlVsO fit !, west sldo of
Chi-slo stris't, to i (I. llrown; II.V'xI.
D,t 3, bl k 40o leet, wit aide of
Csusey atnt I, lo . Il.i llord; J.'.W
U.ls 2.'. 2.1 and 2k hi. k 2.', 2 ixl'.'5 leet
rnch, ll nth si l i nl J.n ksoil slns't, Tt'Utll
Vtsr.l, to I. 11. ll.itciieti; ?l,,oil.
D.t 21, bits k 7, 2 ixluo feet, wet sldo of
Nson 1 atusjt, liiHh m, IuU K Dyer;
Iit 27. blos k 1. 21x1.0 feet, on Water
Street, lentil Ward, lo C. N. Ikrlin; t
D.l li, block 7, 2'ixlisl l.i-l, west aide
of NMsmd nirii't, ictitb Ward, toll. 1-
Anilrows; i 'O v.
Trnsislrrs af l.atalo.
W. D. Hethcl 10 D mellaC Yolsl, for
I1.K75, l(kix2iM f.s-t of land on Madison
Hu t, being all i f lot 10 and a part of lot
II, III Ms bstiu Heighlt siibdivlsioo.
J. S. Mark and wifo to Mrs. P. A
IlUiid, for t's), Hsixls fevi f ud.
Iieiug lot No. .1 ol J. 8, Marks subdivision,
In tho town of lxu.., fcliolby Cottnly,
tstello Ijitub et al to A. J. Digley, for
$.500, 60x105 feet ot land, commencing at
the point of Intersection of tho south line
of Meriwether street with the west lino of
Kobert B. Ioo tn Onra fllarKS, lor
$5,000. 304xl48 foot of land, corner Adams
and MnnuBdua itreets. luirt of county lot
J. T. Humphrey, ct al. to Mrs. ellie
O. Shannon, for $l,ti00, 50x140 feet of
1 tnd, being lots Xos. 17 and 18, Froomau a
Mcmnhls Ijind and Investment com
pany to D. Friedman, fur $530. 14x30feet
ot land, being lot Xo. 47, of F F M
chain's Rttbdivisiuu, corner of Dixon and
J. W. Slrone. et al. to F. M. kelson.
for $12,000, 140x7011 feet ot a tract of land
known an the McKinston tract.
Fred Willies and Minnie Smith wore
yesterday granted license to marry.
ABOUT DOCTORS' BILLS.
Many a strum'tlmr family has all It can
do to keep the wolf from the door, without
be! m called upon to pav frcipient and ex
orbitant bills lor medical advice and attend
ance. True, the doctor Is often a necessary,
thotuih exnennivu. visitant of the family
circle; nevertheless pure and well tested
remedies llkn Warner's Safe (Jure kept
oil hand for use when required will be found
a paying Investment for every household iu
Sickness Is nno of the legacies of lire, ami
yet every ill that Mesh is heir to lias an iinti-
Oote iu the hilHirntorv of nature. The Hon.
II. II. Warner, of ftoehestcr, X. Y., presi
dent of the Chuinbcr of Commerce of Hint
city, was a few years ago stricken with kid
ney disease, which the physicians declared
incurable. In this extn iuiiy s friend recom
mended to him e'vcp'tahlc preparation now
km mil throughout the civilized world as
Warner a Nile (.lire, lie tried It, ami was
iiuicklv restored to penect health. The in-
cnlciit led him to b. k'ii tho manufacture of
I lie wonderful preparation and to make Us
merits known in all tongues and among all
lie has now laboratories snd warehouse
in the I'niled State not only, but In (.'an
ada. Fi'nlnnd, (Jermauy, Austria, Auslr.il in
mid lluriiiali. His preparations meet the
rcipilrcmcnti nnd oiled the cure of a variety
ol diseases, mid aru all compounded from
medicinal plants of the hlcln si virtue.
Mr. Warner is a man of utl'airs, o( wealth,
culture mid Ihc highest staiidimt in his ow 11
1 ily and throughout the Mate. Iliselinraeter
in the best j-imraiitis) of the purity and ex
celli licit of bis renowned P.i inedies, which
may lie found in every lirst clo.ss drug store
of hurope und America.
Illeeltlllsn Mill Nrlll fk
Sr. Irit is, Mo., April 13. Ik II. Knb-
Ihui, attorney for Henry K. Dicckinnn, tho
f 100,000 defaulter, has returned from
Windsor, Out., where bo went to consult
with bis c.'ietit on business connected with
Ids financial allairs in St. 1-ouis. Mr,
Kriblieii said that lio would liavo Ins
cllelll's lliraii-skeltled ill a few duvs. Ho
iIih-s not knew what Mr. Dieckmau intends
lo do in thu future as to business. Mrs.
Dieckmau is in constant communication
with her lni.di.ind. The attorney brought
11 tiroiHisitioiiitr im lueckm iii lo tlioso no
ih f.inlted for ultimate restitution if ho is
iHTiiiilted to return and guaranteed iiu
muiiity from pr.sv cut ion.
Tlir "I I twrrs Thai Itlnaiat
In the Si.riiiL'," fiagruiil and fresh in llirlr
vernal be.iulv, un: wi lcuuci indeed after
winter's long ami cheerless reiijii. The
birds uNo, with He ir merry roiindt Invs, tho
baliuv biss'tes, the running brotiks, mid lbs
l.ir icachiuC mi'4'lowa MImM III Velvet green
nil lliesc I'll inn every sense and till tho
soul with gladness. Hut there Is soineihiiia:
that is more weltmuo in spring Ihun How em
und birds and bret tt-a, ruuuliiif lnxk ami
meadow kiss-u. and that ia a medicine that
will pul ly ur- and rleaup I lie blood of
tie latty uud lu.xiniis Impurilics tbnt linve
collet tsi in ll auro.tf mo winit r, ami
leaio it imrit and whoh siuie and ill liMls r
con. bin. n for a ions: hot spell. Much a medi
cine is I'u ru ns, Iho ere a IIIismI I'urdier
an I Ionic. Take il lu tune ami tono your
sysleni up. ll will forhly you ncninst the
1110-t debdilalillg ellis'ts o( the le al, ifc.li'l
fori'et Man u lin, also, for your bowels, il a
The fthlpwrrrkr! samsan ( rw.
San FltAjm laro, Cul., April 13. The
steamship Alameda arrived at tier wharf
nt llo dis k this morning from Australia,
She touched at the Sainoan Islands and
bud on board a number of ollieers mid
sailors from tho lueii of war wrecked iu
A nnnllns; Hmim llftlr.
Among tho daily tbnitrs of business that
aro a mvstery lo tho nuiiit'ited, the in si
bewildering is tliat ol bisikkts ung. Hie
live rago merchant or business man w ho
nndei takes tn look over a sot uf books and
llnd out what bis balance is, or was on
any particulnr day, bow it wo made up
ami wnat Jias nccomn 01 11, la Boon lost.
1 here is many a rase 01 suspicion and
lirart-buriilng that would be Instantly di
ripatod If Iho employer knew just bow to
arrive at tho truth. In a recent converts'
lion with an old and successful merchant
be sMike ol this, and how iuiMssible it
was lor t lie average busmen man lo know
anything of the daily condition of
Ins Imainc, llo said: "llio
b-st thing I have seen and which
promises the most gissl lo all concerned.
is a simple little devico ropywriirhted by
Mr. W. 1. Surprise, ol this citv. a Msilr
c.isli Pulance book by ineana ol widen 1
Issikkifis-r or cashier ran, in llfteen nun
ntes each day, pal the summary of the
whole day's business in a small apace
where it is easily uuderstiMsl by anyone,
I'sii h day's rash balance la placed by itself
and shows lor llsell, the day receipt
and disbuiscmcnta, tho balance and just
w liil Hint balance consist 01, 11 in a bank.
where, and the amounts in each, il in
checks, coin, currency, in safe or ticket.
all is shown at a glance and with iierfisrt
aivuracy. If tho work of soy day ol the
year ia dis.in.nl, there it is plain nnd aim
pie by Itself. II went is an error any
where, instead of having to check over all
Iho work ol that pcrusl to llnd it, this lilllo
IsNik show Just the day In whii
It occurred ' ana explain it or
show bow . It linpiHiii'd. It
small, convenient to place anywhere, and
contains whole yrsr's work, is lustily
hound with flexible leather covers, and
round corners, and being lithographed Is
uniform In limsi and spaces. 1 would not
allow my Issikkeeper to Is without this
Hi I lo Iwtok, even if he wished, which ccr
laiuly he d'tos not Kiakai a.
Hunter Urn', dressmaker, will be ready to
take order lor dresses tomorrow.
Tlie agent of tho Imn M nmtaln lUil
way received lodsy ' pamphlets, con
taiuiuii map and detailed tnlormstion
lo lis ation of land ntlices, bow to homo
stead and reach the new Territory, ukl
homo. The iron .Mountain route, via
Little l!s k, I nit Smith ami the Isauti'ul
Indian Territory, is nit 11101 dcslrahlenne
l-i Oklahoma. Write lor tnnp or rail on
II. D. Wilson, I'sasengor snd Ticket
AicnL 30tl Main street, Memphis, Tenn.
! ."" A ttwrrliiirB.
,111 Main street, (of fancy gr.svries of all
kinds, hew good, lowest prices.
Ask your grocer for Allen It. Wrislev'i
t-uro and unadulterated I hippy Family
pAaisoumad (rout La Tosca sticks, 31
HOT SPRINGS VAPORS.
NEWS AND GOSSIP ABOUT PKOPLB
The kertone Boiling Out-Doctor
Drumming- at Last To Be Suppressed
Real Estate Boom, Eto. A Multi
tude of Paupers PersouaU
Correspondence of The A ppml.
HotSphinus, Ark.,April 12. Many peo
ple are wondering if the prosonce of Dob
and Dill l'inkerton bore hasn't some con
nection with tho work of unravelling tho
Clayton murdor mystery. It ia woll known
that the Pinkertona liavo detailed men to
handle the case, but the two chief detec
tives nro hero merely in quest of recrea
tion. Congressman J. T. Heard, of Scdalin,
Mo., is in tho city boiling out Potomac
An incipient real estate boom is show
ing itself horo. Property is changing hands
at rapid rate, operations being contiuod to
tho lower portion of tho city. A promi
nent local capitalist says, apropros, that
you can shut your eyes and buy property
hero and surely double your money in a
Tn a Aitkal was advised by wire of the
nrrcst of three citizens charged with steal
ing a batch of Indictment. Tho matter
baa created a great sensation. Prosecuting
Attorney .Martin oronoses to prosecute
with vigor, and if lie convicts tho penalty
for Iho theft of the papers will bo from
thrno to ten years imprisonment.
It is reported Hint I ol. Kam W. rordyce
may soon resign tho presidency 01 the Lt.
Louis, Arluiusus A Texas Itnilroud, and
return to Hot Sprinip. t Tho truth of tho
rumor is doubted, but if so, Col. Fordyce
will no doubt prove a formidable
nndidato for tho Uuited States Semite.
llo has a largo personal following through
out the State.
This city has been tho victim of more
irojeetod ruilrond "fakes" than any place
111 tho country. It would tax tho memory
heavily to recall all tho "pnier enterprises"
that liavo deluded tho soplo here. In
tunny instances tho city has pledged Ik-
niihos and grunted all pnvlcires askod by
companies desiring to enter, but nono 01
the promised lines Have been lorllicom
tng. The result of this experience has
bum a material brightening of the
K'oplu'i optics, and henceforth all syndi
cates who profit's a burning desire to fur
nish llol r-prinir whii holier runway iu
cilities will be given the cold shoulder un
less they cun produce conclusive evidence
of their good faith.
Dv actual count tlieto aro lorly-uve phy
sicians eking out Inexistenco in this haven
f the invalid and the pleasure seeker.
Probably a doxen aro doing well. While
some thrive upon merit nluiio, not tho least
successful among them aro tho few who
'operate" in conjunction with tho Inde
fatigable, drummer, this latter adjunct for
llio "phyaic-ior-rcveuue-only" doctor re
ceiviint an equal sharo of tho fees. All
elloi ts heretofore to suppress the abuse of
this evil have been fruitless, but the Legis
lature hasipiitc recently enacted a measure
permitting the railroads 10 proicc; liiuir
I lot Sprim.": passengers from the pnirtice
of thu hordit of drummers w ho infest the
trains, making life a burden to tho weary
Many ncerocs suptsirted tho Democratic
ticket in llio recent municipal election and
were nuiy rewaroeu oy seeing iwo 01 ineir
number adorned with police stars. The
colored brother know what be ia hero for.
Dead the answer ill the star.
Hot r-princs lias the lawn tennis errue in
truly .New port t vie. Now that open air
exercise is permissible, the rage for whist
nml hearts is almost wholly amcraeded by
the popular tKiicliHtit for tennis. It is
splendid cxereiso for baUitTs, aud physi
cians encourn.-e it.
Col. John Martin, a Minnesota million-
niro, will prove to Hot Springs what I but
ler and his millions liavo provnl tn oL
Augustine. rls Col. Martin visi tod here
and fell in love with the place at ones". He
is one ol the prune mover in the s.kju,imsi
hotel now being erecteii, ami is inieresieu
in ball a dozen rslabh.-iucd and content
plated enter prist-s.
.Marion l rsw lord, inn novelist, in "Mr.
I sines," socnk of Hot Spring a the
"I'luma l iiule of despsiriug ami Indigent
liTimnuity. 1 roosbly no other point in
the country Is ao overrun with piius;rs.
J bo iKior ol tho Itepublic levy tnh
uto the rear round upon llio char
ity of visitors and riuwli. It Is
heavy burden, and one which seems
to increase trad daily. Score of unlortu
nates die here annually aud am Interred al
tho expense of the city. Iho philanthropic
plan of erecting a greut charity hospital Is
believed by It projector to bo the proper
solution ol tho matter, but innumerable
prominent person decry such a scheme
on tho .lea that -a charity liospilal wouhl
lo au ois'n invitation to the world to send
its paupers here without stint. Thus there
are two view. One is the tinmsnitarian,
a nil the other Iho practical view. In the
interim the people are confronted daily by
unlortunato pliysical wrecks, whose ap
peals tienctmtn often to the Nckct that
can III 1II0M sltns-ffitintr.
Senator Geo. li. Vest, of Missouri, 1 a
late prominent arrival hern.
llerrnre Arid PbMphala
iikwaa or iniTAtio.ns.
A srrrate I tsjail.
PoKTi.Asn, Ore., April 13. A terrible
fight occurred between a number of mon
at a lintel In Spokane Fall last iilubt, in
which llvo uien Were stabbed, three of
them fatally. One of them I Harry John
son, of Chicago, No particular of tho
ailalr have yet been Icaruesl.
Foa restoring: the color, thickening Ih
growth and iM-niuKyliig the hair, and for
pn ventliiit Iwldncta, Hall Hair lU-newcr la
Mllrkrll A llraa, losj Mail BlrssM,
Are prepared to sell you all grade of fur
niture a low as any house lu tho South.
Their stis k I very isnnplete, and they are
oltering svial Inducement for the next
week. They lva one of the largest atock
of malting ever bniighl lo this maikeU
Pahasoi repainil at 31 Ma.lison street.
ttw Test Ha ait Is nlr larsT
If not, order them lininixllately, for they
are tho lient hoine-insdo cirfar ever inanii
( ictured in Memphis snd they always girt
Ull.Mlniaa i kiNrvlilirs,
311 Main strvci, for fancy gnxt ricsof all
kinds. New goods, lowest prices.
lb latrarsl a4 Mrs, I fcll
r'toik of Shoe to 1 found In the city.
J. M. Hu t A Co.
Jrwmat and Wstchwork aolicited by
M. Uoodmsn, 417 Maiu, opp foeond
I'rvsbyterian Cbun h
Ask your grocer for Allon Ik Wrlsley'a
pure and unadulterated Happy tauilly
Artwork In Parasol line 31 Madlsonj
covering in any good desired. ,
Hi Ti Memplil Kteato Uundry furnlah
towel rock wilh couipiuonta. Hio per week.
j 1iasou lot im 31 Madiaoa atrceU
"If a woman Is pretty,
To me 'tis do matter,
llo she blondo or brunette.
So the let ma look at her."
An unhealthy woman is rarely, if ever, beautiful. Tho peculiar
diseases to which bo many of tho sex aro subject, aro prolific causes of
pale, sallow faces, blotched with unsightly pimples, dull, luatrcless eyes
and emaciated forma. Women so afflicted, can be permanently cured
by using Dr. Tierco's Favorite Prescription ; and with tho restoration
of health comes that beauty which, combined with good qualities of
head and heart, makes women angels of loveliness.
manufacturers, that it will givo satisfaction in every case, or money
will bo refunded. This gnaranteo has been printed on tho bottle
wrapper and faithfully carried out for many years. It is a posit iv
tptcijlo for all those painful disorders, irregularities and weaknesses
with which so many women aro afflicted.
Copyright, 18RK, by Woni.D' DisrsxsABT MrmcAC AfsociiTioir, Proprietors.
mPrPPPTP'Q PT7T T "EQ PURELY VEGETABLE and
. rlimUEj O rflLLJUilO, perfectly HA1WLESS.
Cneiiunlud as a Llvw Pill.
RmaJlest, cheapest, eaalesl to lake. Ono tiny, Buirar-coutcd Pellet a duse. Curt
Pick Headache, Dillons llrailscho. Constipation, IcJiKCstlon, IllUuua Attacks, aud ail
Scr ang-cmcnU of tho Ptoinacb anil tsjwcU. (5 ornts, by dxugKlata,
VlXl III 1
Aiuusaitlt- tt lott i.uiib;' ui nurk .itii tito if-v-t iiiiitinr ui vuauua.
It U the Most KU'jiuil lu Klnhli and aptwuruwe.
IT IS. BEYOND ALL QUESTION. THE IiEST.
Tho cx'tcrlrnre of the put shows that It requires years to J trrmlne the ri al merits of
a machine, and tli.it ne.irly all new S'wini Mm hiiica lirovr lailur-s. The "litlesl" iiirviye,
and the only ante thing to ilo In a tcct 11 a hewing Marhino Is to b iy w li.il lio Utta of
pnietic.il use, throu,;h a lonn period of time, hare proven to bs the het.
told on raiy ni"iithly or kly pnymcnts. A liberal discount (or cash.
O. HOGrlDHS, Agent,
No. 262 Second Street
1 . J .1.. ll": , . 1 . . I w ..
FINE FANCY GROCERIES
COMMISSION MERCHANTS, "
No. 003 MAW STREET, MEMPHIS, TENN. - . TELEPHONE Na 03
JAS. A. i nrrOV rres.-t and Secretary. F M. rE"ICK, Tr tsnrer snd Mslls
SAItrl.KOV IIILU Copltsll-i. N. M. JO.Vk.e, rrml.leut Mi-niphls Oas Co.
J. W. COCHRAN. I'miJfnl rirrn.n lUnk. It. U. CRAM, tf IL f. Craig it lo
llAUKY AiilUl I.I- lu llr.liklay. Hnnwdcn and Oootlloc's Ualrr.
o rr a o r M a d
Raspberrlti, Pit Che-rlrs, Apricots, Peslcd Peaches,
Pears, Raisin, Cured Prunes.
Tnese Evaporated ani Dried Fruits Are of the Bsst Quality (
Peach for Craam and Aspiragus. Clam snd Clsm Chowder. Shaker Prsserv. ;
A. M. WORTH AM & CO., 1
NO. 173 MAIN BTHILT, . - MEMPHI.S.
Otto Schwill & Co.
GRASS AND GARDEN SEEDS!
Onion 8etf, Boed Oat?, feed roinlOM, Tenueoo Oarmtn MJllot
Wholesale Afnt for D. M. Ferry A Co.' Gaidcn Seeds, flenj for Out Price List
800 FRONT STREET. . KSMPHISL TENN.
J. M. DOCKF.ItY. H. a WII.Kl.vy.M. IITNUY BANKS t. Tl'lLKl.VSO.
DOOKERY, WILKINSON & CO.
Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants, .
No. 360 Front Street, Up-Stairs, MEMPHIS, TENN ,
"Variety cri-uirurai-AV oife,
lf awl 441 lh.lt., W" 100 r""-s .. MsssahU, t.,.
-MAM FACTt tlV, .
WT.hoa. 9rSSt iro.
Favorito Prescription," is tho only
medicine for women, sold by druggists,
under a positive guarantee from tho
PRACTICAL TESTS OP TWEETY-FIYE TEARS
Have Peiiiouatnili-d That
IT IS BEST ADAPTED
To meet every requlren eiit of a Family Bcwin,
' It Is the Most Pail-factory In pr.ictlr.il us.
It is the Mot Durslile l'amily tx'wiii); Machiii.
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MAIII0 IV CAM Lf.
A oolvly Appeal'