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TIIE MEMPHIS - APPEAL: TUESDAY, APIilL 23, 1889.
Wmmnotok, April M. 1
For Tennemsj, Kentucky nd West Vir
ginia: Fall; wumer; southerly wluds.
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TO CONTnillUTOKS AND COKRKsrOSDKSTS.
fit solicit lrltrn and ecimmiinlnitloiM upon sub
jects of general liiUTi t, but such mint lwys tw
rminpanird by th name and adilres of th
artier, ana finirsiiteaof hie anod faith and ra
sisinallillity. No mitie cau b taken of suony
Cnmmuuli-allnni for publication mutt be written
(in one aide ol the only, and, with all otlior
I), alio conniH led wlih the editorial derliueiit,
heuld be addnwd: to the Kdllor of Th Ap
ical. Memphis, Tcnn.
Vrniiinot, rule, undertake to return article
not found suitable, lor publication,
OCR KKW VOIIK OFFirH.
rtrm office of Hi K AI'I'KAL. No. 11 Tribune
lliiildlnf. New York. J. E. Van l)orvn, b.flal
laxirn Aai-nL .
Kit't-liitj yesterday were IM Wr, ngainl
417 ball aiiino tiny liv-t ; ear. half 60")
biile, or 300 to exporter ami MI lo spinner.
Jii-ccipl since Mcplemlier I ore UUH.fVd bales,
against )"7,(i.'U bales for thu snmc time lust
year, a gain in receipts so fur tliU season of
UO.WO ball's. The slock oil lmuil 1 tint
Z3 Iwlc, apilimt m.2.1 bale same day
hut year. At New Orleans spots were quiet
and 11 rm. with fiilunn quiet and steady at
an mlvnuce of 1 to S xilnt. Thero wn no
I.ivcristol market, tlm Kxeliniige being
rluK'il until Wednesday mine owing lo
Hie Vjiatcr holiday. Tin New-York spot
market remains steady, with futures easy at
a il. lino of 7 lo M points, fullon fuliinsi
fell oft nt New York owing lo lie ivy realis
ing on tlie jiart of I ho original bull". The
future oniric of llio luarkrt will Uciiil
upon tin- demand from I lie Luglhli spinner.
Tort receipt yesterday were 4, '.'.'7 hales, or
Ss bales ill excess of receipts oil same ilay
TUESDAY, till APRIL 33, IHO0
THE RACES YESTEHDAY.
It is subject for ronruluhii ion that the
opening day of tho spring races over the
Memphis Jockey (luh course was si! Hint
the immt ardent lover of the horm could
hom for. Tho track was in excellent con
dition, the. homes In gKid lorin and a very
large and cnlhtmhiatlc crowd grirwl the
oocaaiun, the (lub-houmi being tho renter
of a g.iy and happy thiong of tho loading
ladic of the cily. Tim ky was a glory in
luu'lf, but in addition there was an alnioa
plicre that imido one grateful for life,
and tliero were also the vnrlel tints
otswsking nature supplemented by the
inapiring notes from the "la!W-ho," which
as it pivwed through tho aln-cM and out
.into the open reached every ear as a har
monious reminder sad iuceiilivo to the
day's enjoyment. All tho arrangement
were perfect and expectation was on tip
toe long before tho Oral drum Up,
the interval before which wss filled
by long and admiiing views of the
splendid panorama that spreads out
from the club liouae and tho grand
stand, a panorama '.hat, for variety of hill
and dido, roao nn 1 woodland, and tilled
and frvidi green del. In, cannot he excelled
by tho environments of any other race
track in the country. Kvery year enhances
tie beau lie that luako the latilc.ie
one of the loveliest that nature anywhere
afTord. To say it wis thoroughly eujoyrd
yesterday is only tosugenl the enthuaiasm
of every tongue, which echoed alao an
appreciation of the scenery slong the ave
nues U-wding to tho track, with their finely
maesdanilsedsiidinvitingrosdwsys. (X the
ruing, our report givi-s a faithful account.
It was atxivo the average, ba puraes and
the iM-tling Wing free end liberal. Mvxr.
vapoliH)n Hill and John Overton, who
aavo been idenlilk-d with the track
from th first, and are guaranties of
Justice snd fair play to all turfmen, writ
in their accustomed places, and were ably
sustained by Minnrs. If, H. Knowdc o, Kain
Tate, Jr., iieorgu Arnold and other well
known gentlemen. A'bg (her. the initial
day ol the spring meeting ol Isvj wasnn
Sil(.ieiou one. But today o ight to Ix-at
lU Tbo weather indications ar favorable
and iho people lire more eniri-r than ever.
Tub Ysi k lvlta has ht u lredsof thous
ands of arn-s of the finest farming country
in the world that has never Im eu touched
by a plow, the limber on which la worth
five times the price at which the acres are
selling. But they are nut going a b -iiii.
fSettlers are (touring lu ecially along lis
line of lbs Georgia I'aeifle Itailrnsd, which
Is fnat mmriug the Miaslaaljipl Kivcr.
Of the activities along this road uur corre
sjiondenl at Buirds station gives a gliniMH)
in a letter which we publish In another
column. From this it will le seen that
the esgormws for land is not confined to
the boomer whosr crowding the trails
of the Indisn Territory on tho way to Ok
lahoma, and that th settlers in the Yssoo
Bottom havo this advantage oror Uioir
brother! eu route to Oklahoma that there
Is no discount on the inexhaustible riches
of a soil that is almost a fathomless muck.
IX OKLAUOStA AT LAST.
The ruovomont into Oklahoma ypstordny.
the day sot by the rrcsidont's proclunm
tion, was all that was promised in the way
of excitement. The eagerness of the
boomers to be among tho first to enter the
long promised land was fierce, and it was
with difficulty that tho railroad company
was cuablcd to ttiko tho ncwaparwr men's
train away from the howling, threat
ening and almost demented iniiiw
of land-hungry men and womon. Py 1
o'clock yeNturday (Juthrio was "jammed"
and "spilling overj" if such terms can bo
timid in regard to nn open town si to, and
everything, was in readiness for a complete
municipal organization. But the Fed
eral authorities wore prepared for tho
ruidi, and as far as depended upon
thum enforced order and oliodiuiico
to tho laws. No liquor was per
mitted to cross tho Indian Territory and
the Internal revonuo olllcers hsd tho
promise of tho prompt help of tho troops
in the enforcement of tho laws spot-tally
committed to them. By Thursday noxt
tho land offices will all bo in full swing
and tho content over locations, town sites
and priority will have begun, and it may
bo that warfare will ensuo and Oklahoma
receive a baptism of blood, though so far,
wo are happy to say, tliero are no indica
tions of violence.
A HAKRQW ESCAPE.
Tho flro that spread such dcnlruetlon in
Now York on Friday lust was more tlucut
ening thiineven thesenaalionul Uilegraphic
accuuuls lead lis to believe. Hir l.triiimj
I'tui, always conaervntivo and reliuhlo in
it alaleini nla and prudently careful in iln
culliiiales, says, editorially, that the gniat
city made a narrow earnpe from total do-
strut lion, and that "it wanted only a gale
of wind blowing from tho northwext
inatead of a llht wind from the
southweat to have engulfed tho cily
as completely as Chicago wus en
gulfed in Octolier, 1H71." Mr. Horace
While, ono of the editors of The 1'wl,
has a vivid memory of tho Chicsgo fire, as
he was at tho Urns it occurred msnaginu
editor of The Cl.Uajo Trihunt, and ridked
a considerable share of good constitution
in putttng that paper on Its feet sgnin and
maintaining its well earned prratigo under
tho most exceptionally trying circum
stances, llo is llienf.TO au excel
lent authority as to tires ond thu
conditions that with that deatrticlivo elu-
ineiit niuko lor si moat total deatriictlon.
Continuing, Iht ViM says that "Men un
der tho lavoralile condilloiis stinting,
favorable in reajuvt of the sheltered posi
tion of the burning buildiiik', tho prox
imity to water, the aid of tho Fire
department's steamboat, tho mild
temperature, and the slight wind, one
side protected by tho riverand another side
by tho bluir, a breast of llamo gnllien d
wider in extend than any (Ire brigade in
the world could mannge. Tho uiinnh of
air carried burning brands to a distance of
two miles from tho ecouu of disaster, dn
ping them on the riot of other housea,
and, in one rane at Icatt, setting s homo on
lire. No tire department ever fought the
flames more valiantly or more intelli
gently. Yet under these condition ihu
llio spread from Fifty-ninth to Sixty-sixth
street. Where it would have gone if it hud
started in the heart of the cily, or if the
atnnmpheric condition h.i Invn other
Ihau they were, the imagination shudders
Ws publish In another column s letter
fioui Mr. M. I. I ) ni b, a civil enuilieor
who some time ago made a survey of a
mule for a railroad from Bolivar to Hen
ib rm, In (lu ster County. He pnwnU
(he advautitgi of the route in very teiu-
erate terms, snd shows that It utTcra un
usual inducement lu railroad biiihh rs, mid
would prove under judicious manavmout
an excellent Investment. A privao letter
accompanying this report shows addition
ally that if built, connecting as It would
with the Midland at Bolivar, this road
would bo worth fully T.I.OOO bale of cott n
er annum to Memuhl. With this in
view we urge tho s beuio upon our men of
money a one worthy their attention, at
leant worthy of their investigation.
Tub Srm York Ennmj 1'iui, iu view ol
the centennial of his Inauguration as Presi
dent, asks "Who was Washington's
hooluiOKter?" And it answers by pub
lishing the following, which apMarod in
Vol. 6, page Ml of hihm Sui t ami
(V.i.nVr "Mr. Vsahiimtun was tho s-e-ond
of five sons of parent distinguished
neither for their rank nor fortune.
tivorgo who, like Must people ther-
aWit at that time, had no oilier educa
tion than reading, writing, snd accounts,
which he was UuK!u by a convict servsul
whom bis faiber bought for a schoolmas
ter-drat st out in the world M a sur
veyor of Orange County," etc.
C.itmh M rauri.L, of tho Eniiiish
stesuier Misaoiiri, whostesmod Into Phita
delpbia yosterdiry with 375 of the psmm ii-
gi'rs of th lll fiited Panumrk, whom
be tcMUeil, rvceivttl such an ova
non a rnad his heart ovir-
How and liKiacned Ms tongue
to tho point ol eloquence. The great
heart ol a great imputation welled out
to him and the brave and gallant
"old salt," as thry callod him, waa
msdo to feel what an American wctcomo
is. In tho brief speech he made be said be
was convinced by tho work of bis crew In
the great emergency that the British sailor
still lived, snd yesterday ho must have
been equally convinced that Americans
have not lost their keen appreciation of
heroism. Hie fooling of the hurriedly
gathered crowd rouuhed the highest point
of enthusiasm and Capt. Murrell is the
hero ami tho toast of Philadelphia. Can't
our Government recognise bis services in
so mo appropriate way?
A QUE&T10X OF HUES.
A question as to the arbitrary effect of
the rules governing tho House of liepro
sciitatives has recently been raised by
Iteprcsciitutive Itcud, of Maine, in The
Century ilu)nilne. Ho complains of tho
rulo ospoclully made and by virtus of
which any ono member may obittruct or
prevent legialatlon altogether. Of courso
this Is contrary to sound public policy, and
is in opposition to tho spirit that should
govern doli burnt! vo assemblies. This par
ticular rulo and all tho others complained
of aro so many excrescences on
tho siiuplo rules that were first formulated
by Jefferson to expedite and promote tho
transaction of business by such bodies.
Originally, whon men came together to
diccuss a question of public policy or the
ennctuient of a law, it was counted upon
that any discussion that might follow
would help to induce a majority on ono
side or Iho other. But this is impos.tiblo
in a so-called deliberative assembly that Is
composed of gentlemen who are avowedly
members of either of two great jplilical
parties whose principles aro declared with
a view to poHMlble or prubublo
legislation on questions that aro under dis-
ruxniun by the jieoplo w hom they repre
sent Debates usually oumie uiHin such
questions when brought up, both in tho
Fedend K'tiulu and House, but thoir de
termination is generally a foregone con
clusion. It has already been determined
by the lust party platforms, and llio debate
or debutes pass with tho people for so
much of defense or advocacy of the pro-
letermined position of tho party uKin it.
So far, tho rules of tho House are oosy and
are usually easily enforced. But If one
party Is greatly in tho minority whon com
pared with the other, then tho rules bo
conic a weapon of offenso and defense In
the hands of such minority, and it has oc
curred in tho hbtory of tho House of Itcp-
rewntives, as fur instance in th mem
orable content over lb Force Bill, that the
rules that iormilted dilatory motious to
delay tho fluid vote wore absolutely thu
salvation of the country, as in this
instance it saved the Knith from
an overwhelming catastrophe of ruin.
Yet thore ran bo no doubt that
the power to olistruet legislation by "ob
jecting" ehould be placed beyond tho
reach ol any on man, and tho rules
ought to be amended In any other partic
ular that may be deemed almost as dan
gerously obstructive. Tho work of le.-iilj-
lion should he us freo as KMuibI from
restraint and mcr obstruction for party
p u r .one be frowned IIkju by all, good
incii of whatever political name. Audao
an attempt to revise the Itulcs of the
House for mere partisan onds should not
be permitted. If, for instance, It is true,
as is currently believed, that Mr. Itccd
ami his party, as lhe Ihiltitmir Sun says,
undercover of a movemeut to correct a
simple abuse, aro aiming at such an altera
tion of the rules as will enable them lo
pose violent sectional and partisan meas
ure hurriedly through the next House,
and that, too, agalust tho will of minor
ity, however Urge. That would be a pro
ceeding the country could hardly approve
It may lie very desirable, for exsinple,
from a party point of view, ( jmum a bill
to -place congressional and preaidentiu!
editions everywhere undof the control of
Itepiiblican Federal olliclals, but it would
bo a success too dearly bought if the prioo
paid for It was rhsnge of th rulo ol the
House that guv tyrannical power to a
simple majority of that body. There will
bo insion bills, tariff bills, subsidy bills,
education bills and other job U-foro the
next llouso which it will b to the inter
ealofthe lU'ptiblican majority Mr. IUd
should remember to allow th Demo
cratic minority a chanco under tho rules
tL a.: : 1
Tux Hon. H, 8. Cox is lo lecture tun'ght
at the theater, It must not bo forgotten,
and upon "Tho Tenth Mine," a theme of
his own creation an J one ho will preaent
with all the grace snd charm ol the orator,
wit and humor 1st Amidst so much that is
sltrsctivo st th Jockey Club's race track,
snd notwithstanding the annual ball by
lb Temii'woo flub, that is sure to be a
distinctively distinguished and happy af
fair, Mr. Cox must not be forgotten or
nghvteL All our leading banker,
merchants and business men, aa well as
our leading iKimoerata, should mak it a
locial duly to be prvsen and th ladies
should lo out In lorre to do honor to one
of the moat distinguished of living public
men. The theater ought to 1st crowded.
Ms. Wiiiiii.aw : id has mad ai
lioiincelnrnl ol bla wilhdrawal from the
editoiial control and iiuiuageiuenl of Ikt
As l'ori J niiow, but bis sui-ceaaar has
not been annomuiil. Oil. John Hay,
who was at one time connected with the
paper, has been kcn of and Is every
way couictcnt lor th position, but be la
aveia to any more newspaper drudgery.
Tnt f'V7j.. Ij.,ii iiiii.fiirrr kicks, lu
a reciuit kwue It said lh.it "llio time boa
come, we think, to put M k u i f to the n
siou buslncai. The appropriation f, .n.
loin for the liexl rt'cid year rra h the vast
I ot ISl.oVyxK), snd this auiouul is
certain to be largely increased year by
year, if the practice of granting pension
almost recklessly shall be followed in the
future as it hss been in the recent past.
Tho nation is not tiring of its gonerosity,
but it la bcglnufng to suspect that it is be
ing imposed upon." No, not impoaod
upon, but robbed.
Accordiko to - J he Acte iork Herald
there are fifty cirrjipt and boodlc-secking
menibors of lho(Legisluture of that State.
And it explains "that if there is a bad bill
in Albanybacked by a strong lobby with
plenty of monoy to dispense -thero will
be fifty odd voles In Its favor; if there
Is a good bill with a cash-in-hand
lobby against it thore will
bo fifty odd votes in the opposition.
Tliitt is significant. It is also the key to
the wbolo situation. Fifty-five purchasa
ble votes out of a total of 128 some for
cash in hand, others for political prefer
ment. Tun votes added, to this numW
makes a majority. The, lobby gets in its
fine work at just that point."
Tim Wuu TWiiumVt bus made a can
vom which indicates that although more
than two-thirds of each branch of the
Legislature of Massachusetts voted last
winter to submit the prohibition amend
ment to the people, a mujority of thorn
will themselves vote against it at tho polls.
This is consistency with a vengenco.
i - - a
MISSISSIPPI supasua COURT.
Decision In th Lev Bond Oas
Kendered Other Deolstons.
Bperlal MnwU h to The Appeal
Jackson, Miss., April 22. Tho follow
ing cawos were today decided by the (su
preme Court :
By Copper, J.I
Julia Muddon vs. Loulsvillo, Now Or
leans & Texas Railway Company, from
Warren Circuit Court; reversed aud judg
J. I. Mulholliind ot aU vs. Electric
Light Company, from Warren Circuit
Court; allirmed. This decision de
clares that the electric light plant lis
"material furnished, upon which a lien
may lie enforced under the Code.
Nick Jones vs. the b'tato, convicted in
Noxubee Circuit Court of assault and bat
first .National Hunk o( Meridian vs. A.
Straus, from Lauderdale Circuit Court;
Bv Arnold. C. J.!
Iiuisvillu, New Orleans A Texas Rail
way Company vs. B, F. Bigger, from
Wuxhingtou Circuit Court; reversed and
Cooper Shelter vs. tho State, from War
ren Circuit Court; allirmed.
Louisville, New Orleans A Texss Kail
wny Company vs. 11. K. (iray, from Shar
ker' Circuit Court; reversed aud re
manded. By Campbell,' J.:
John A Kay vs. Mariah Dcvereuux.frora
ltunkiu Circuit Court; reversed aud re
manded. It, (!. Terry and wife vs. Cnnl Sinton
MunufncturiuK Company, from West Dis
trict llluds Circuit Court; aftlrmed aa to
Terry and reversed ss to his wife.
Anion Woodruff et al. vs. iho Stale of
MiiwiMiippl Hub, from First District Hind
Chancery Court; allirmed.
This was a suit by bill in chancery filed
by tho plaintiffs, holders of $4KX),tK0of
w lint is known as Unit levee lionda, to en
force collections of aamo airainst an ap
proximate estimate ol S,5OI,00U seres of
valuable binds situutod in Iho counties of
Bolivar, Washington, Issaquena, bbarkcv,
Coahoms, Sunflower, IoFlore, Ttil
luliatcbie and Tunica. The act of
March 17. 1871. authoriood tbo
lnv-e dunnilanloncr to "borrow mnnovand
Issue ImmiiIs" to I lie extent of l,lNA),UiaJ.
Ilouds wera issued, payable in gold coin.
The court any; When wild act was psaaud
Slid when tbo bonds emhraeed In tins suit
wera issued, gold coiu was not the basis
of tho business of tho country. It was
money, but at much greater value than
Iho circulating medium consisting of
t'niled Mates Treasury note and National
bank notes, of which w take judicial no
lice, because It is part of the public history
known lo all th world, anil then-lore in
cliidina us. All debt payable in "dollars"
generally were as now payable in legal
lenders, but an obligation payable in gold
coin can be iliscbarired only according to
It term, "In auilionxiug the issuance
ol bonds for l,om,isj a, n (u4
use of the term 'money' th Legislature
must Ixi supposed lo ha meant in the act
ritel that money which constituted the
basis 6f Uie general businees of llio coun
try and was a legal tender for th pay.
inenl of debts." "Tlmrufor. tber wa
no authority in the act f r the Issuance of
tsmils payable 'in cold' and they were
void, for want of authority, for their issu
ance. This is mutter ol suisitanee, involv
ing a departure in a most materia! feature
from the act authorising bonds to be is
sued and rendered tliein void from the
iM'ginning." The case will Is' upsalcd to
the Supremo Court ol tlm I'niieil HtsUsj.
l-cvi-e Commissioner vs. William Hetn-niin.-luii.
First District ol Hinds Circuit
Court; reversed snd remanded.
TAX FAYKkfl KICK
Afalnet tb Oullcllnsr of a New Court
Cpe. 11 i,pal h U) The SppmL
Watsb Valiiv, Miss., April 22. A
larite numlier of tho lax payer of Yalo
busha County are greatly exorcised over
lbs action of the Board of Suwrvisors in
roudeiniiing the courthouse at Coffcei'llle
snd a lvertisingfisrbids lor the erection of
S new one, tocsu ill the lirililMitliisxl of
f ."il.tsKl. A meetlnKol lax pavers wa held
In Oiff. c ill lual Nil ur lay, snd was Inrdy
stteiebxl by thoae opposed t action o(
the Ikianl, lrm every srtlon ol the
county. Coiiiinlli,s wer npslnted to
wait on the 1'r s dent ol th Hoard lor
the pur is iso of gvltjug hnn to call a lie-cl-lug
nl lb Ikaird and rewind their action,
but met wil'i a ollte rclosul. A rouinnt
tiss met lur today an I riuplnvoj I'n.f.
Kiwarrl Mavea. ol Oxford, Jul A. Ik
Fly and W. J. Chupman. i( tins pi ice, aa
atlornrvs, with iuMiuctinne to enjoin tho
Boartl fnuii lurthrr pnai-edniif in llio iniit-U-r.
Lively nmarexscte. U lore the
end la leached. ' '
Am 4ailw 4'assirHt,
Kiirsssooxs, Quebec, ipril 22.-Donsld
Morrison, the Ie Mcpiniir outlaw, who
has defied the whole loroe of the Provincial
tiovernmeul lor over twelve months,
raptured lost evening by a consiable fn iu
Montreal Th Government failing in
their attempts to arrest Momaon for tho
murder of CnltdSUIcs Marshal Wauen,
ot Uk Megsntle, sp alrd t t) Mayor
of Montreal and he sent uuta lotv of city
lioe, beaded l y Jud.o Dug.. These
men werw ten days In the woods without
sari's, Umiigb M'srrieon rudd Ju lire
Duifun to hold an interview with Id in. No
tonus, bowe vor, could lie arruged between
them. On Saturday night all the police
except five were recalled to Montres'.
Yesterday Constable McMahon. one of
the nolicemnn lm ha i k..
, , - " hwu VWU IVIl MV"
IllnrJ. U B man . ! r ! I.
, ' -7- .mu ouancnuv luorrieoii e
description enter a house at Marsden, and
wmvuing uie uouso lor several liours,
he went nn on .1.. i . v. . .i
nuu uvillNluni 1I1HI 1I1U UIUU
comeout. He didso, but instead of obeying
. uviiuiuiuu a oruer to throw up ins
hands, he drew his revolver and fin d
threosboUat McMahon and his Indian
companion. The policeman returned tho
Ore and brought the outlaw to the ground
' woun(I ln his hip. Assistance soon
arrived and Morrison was bronchi to
smwi wii is UVVtlll TVIIO
lvuu . nuuuu, irj UIO-
covered that the ball had passed through
uiurriauu s oouy. navitig glanced to ono
side, but that no bonos were broken. The
prisoner is doing well. He will bo ar
;n.i iei ..
iikicu tur prouminary examination ai is
early a date as possible.
THB DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY.
Tb Uembera No Less Bnthuslastlo
Than at th Beginning-.
A meeting of the gentlemen who have
orgnnlxod to estab'ish the Democratic So
ciety of Memphis, in accordance with the
plans of the l'onnsylvauiu Society, met in
the law ofHce of Messrs. Wutaon & Ilirscb
Mr. J. M. Keating, the President, called
the mooting to order and the min
utes of the original meeting were
read by Mr. Bolton Smith, the Secretary-Treasury.
A frea discussion
of the purposes of the society was bad and
the utmost enthusiasm was manifested. It
was determined finally to adjourn for
throo weeks in order that communication
could bo had with (Jov. Black, tbo presi
dent of the Pennsylvania Society. Upon
the receipt of the information desired the
plan of organization will be mado definite.
THB UNEXPECTED HAPPENS.
A Father and Husband Returna Horn to
Find Hi Family Murdered.
Ciiarlottrv N. C, April 22. W. P.
Wood, of Mason County, is nn industrious
and sturdy farmer who by hard and regu
lar work bus been able to support bis wifo
and five children and save a few hundred
dollars besides. This money Wood always
kept in his bouse as thoro wero no banks
convenient, and this fact wus generally
known to his neighborhood. On Monday
lust uo was calleil away and returned In
day to llnd bis dwelling in ashes. With
out thinking it was probably that his fam
ily were burned with his house he went
among his nearest neighbors to inquire of
their w berealnMits. No one could give
hi in any tidings, and as be lived live mile
from any neighbor tho fact was not known
among them that his house was burned.
Sympathizing friends then Joined iu his
search for his family. As a lust resort
they turned toward the snot where
tho dwelling had stood. Wood's family
consisted of his wife, three sous and two
daughters. Worst declared that it was not
iHDssiblo for his family to sleep whilo the
louse wss burning, as bis wifo did not
sleep soundly and any noise would awaken
her. The mystery was soon cleared awav.
Axes and clubs i two large bowie
knives, all stained wan blood, were found.
Then at a short disiunco they found the
trunk in which Wood kept bis money. It
hud been broken oen and rilled. Lnoiigh
bones wero raked (rem tho ashes to prove,
with the blood stained wespons, that the
family ot six had been murdered and then
burned with tho htiildinir. When this dit-
covery wus made Wood fainted snd it was
necessary to carry him awav. There Hie
as yet no clews to the perpetrators of the
TUB BALLOT-BOX THEFT.
Tb Beet Testimony Yet Given In th
C Heard Yesterday.
Fpe lal Plssil('h to The Appeal.
Little ICckk, Ark., April C2. Tho tra'n
from Fort Smith arrived this evening and
among the passengers weao seventeen m -n
from Morrilton and Plummcrville, sum
moned as witnesses to testify before the
Federal (irnnd Jury ln relation to the re
cent election troubles there. Yesterday
Warren Taylor, of Morrilton, was arrested
In Pino Bluff by tho United Slates Mar
slml, charged with interfering with
Charles Want, a eu per visor of election at
Howard tow ship', Conway County. He
was brought to this city this morn
Ing. carried before the Grand Jury
and testified Hint on the night of fie ballot
box robliery, NovemlMr , ' ho and
I baric Itold, a younir lawyer of Morn I
ton, (ienrge Ik-nlly, city innrshal of tho
same idsrw, and some soventeen others,
went from Morrilton to Pliiinmerviile.
The crowd hailed outside of tho town
and flv of them went in, as they
said, to recnimoitor. In a short time
they returned saying sll wss quiet and the
crowd returned to Morrilton. When
altout half way borne It became generally
rumored in th crowd that on of them
bad the ballot-box. When they arrived
at Morrilton, the box was taken into the
bsck mom of Wells's store and it and its
contents burnedln the stove.
( has. Bold also testified before the Grand
Jury, continuing only a part of Taylor's
statement, but denying that ho had any
band in tho stealing of the ballot lox or
that h kuew it was stolen until tho next
The statements of Taylor and Held are
gelling nearer tho I'liiinmervilla trouble
than anything yet, so fur ss the investiga
tion baa Rone, and specific facts will I
made known that will porhum develop
into something sensational.
A Merrhsmt ktilrlrte,
MniDi.rsoao, Mass., April 22. flconr
t. ltyder, of tho firm of George T. Itydor
& Co., tho lending dry good merchant of
this vicinity, committed suicide some tlm
last night. His family returning homo
fromrliurch last evening supposed, not
seeing hi in, that ho had retired lor the
night. I ter It wa .discovered that bo
wa not in the house, and a search wss
begun which resulted in finding his body
suspcndis! by a it to a limb of a tree
near the back door ol hia hone. II wa
quite dead w hen found. Dread of insan
ity and the weight of business cares sr
iipHHMd to have prompted the act,
A faellalosM Tr SJew rlesm.
Baitimork, Md., April 22. Csrdlnsl
Gibbons, w itii party of Henry and Ulty,
will start from Baltimore May 1 for New
Orleans, w her on the following Sunday
the cardinal w ill confer the pallium on
Archbishop Jassons, of New Orleans. The
party who will eoimsiny tb cardinal sr)
bishop Kane, ol Wlicelinir, tho Key. John
Ikiland, w ho lis a sister a uiemlwr of one
o th Catholic order in New Orleans, and
the Cev. N. H. Cauahv and Maj. Johu D.
Keiley, Jr., ol Brooklyn, who will provide
a eoial car for the party.
Srkssss t.ltH-liaa ".
Mpeel bUpsli h lo lb Appeal.
Lima Roc a, Ark., April 22.-NV.hlnj
of any importance lu tho elect loo rases be
fore the Federal Court transpired today.
Thu case against Hopkins, Davenport and
Hickerson. the election Judges, of Au
gneta. Woodruff County, who era cbirrtd
with ejecting from th poM Jl J' t,
was continued. Th Grand Jm f return
cd Ion indictment! asn; atuoitg them ar
the following: J. IL Snowden, for embes-
ahng registered letter stUentor Uidge.tjon
wsy County; Martin Tharp, counterfeit
ing; William Garner, falsely representing
United States Pension Asent: W. W.
IT UIIWH, .v. .Kav.u Diuilll, IUIU. A ,19
other indictments are secret and could not
be learned, as the parties are at lurge.
I nomas uanstiy, who was ttntHt SoOO
and cost! ln the Federal Court for Interfer
ing with an election supervisor, succeeded
iu raising the required sum and waa re
The sate of scats for Mr. Jefferson's en
gagement at the theater on Wednesday
niubt has been very lanro, and but few
seats will remain unsold by this evening.
The program ol the evening s performance
ia very attractive, Mr. Jellerson appearing
aa the old toyiuaker, Caleb Plumber, in
tho "Cricket osnhe Hearth," and as Mr.
Golightly in "Lend Me Five Shillings."
The sale of scats will be resumed this
morniiiK at the Main itroet ticket office
under tho Peabody.
Benefit to Mr. Nose t. Thompson.
A benefit entertainment for Mrs. Koee
P. Thompson will be givon at the Mem
phis Theater Tuesday night. May 7. The
program in course of arrangement is a de
cidedly interesting one, and will bo fault
lessly executed by amateur tuiont trained
by that ellicient, conscientious teacher of
elocution and acting. Airs. .Margaret v 11
shiro. Mrs. Thompson is deserving of
generous treatment at the hands of the
lnmnliia rn Vlis fits nnna Itsivaw luinn tvts-ivsm
ll)iiipiJIV Miiiiiv, awi uunv unv avwu v v
willing and reudv to respond to charity's
call than she. 1 he old lady is fast becom
ing incapacitated lor self-support by reason
of her great years, and it is to lighten the
burden of her declining days that her
friends are tendering hor tho approaching
A plnno rocitul in which talent of a bigh
order and superior training were clearly
defined, occurred lost night at the Higbee
school, in the pre euce of a large and sym
It was by the pupils of Miss Martha
Trudcan, assisted by Miss May Dunlap
and the Beethoven Club, composed of
Misses Sophie Richardson, Norn Duke,
May Dunlap and Isabel lo Gets, Miss Tru
dean musical director.
The following was tho program:
Duel-Meu lie' to Pelisrweuka
SI !' Ixiul-e Jurdaueiid Mallie Hnsils.
Ml Mary lUines.
Fleur da Mai - .....Dorn
MIm Kllinrsth sntuirivra.
Kecititl n, 'The Hrl.le of lite lins-k Ule".....
Miss Msud Ui Kluaey.
Cbarsoterlsllc firr..... ..-....Pplndler
im 1'sruiella (Xs..
Konata, (1st nioie't.) ......IIsydn
-tins Kiuuls la) lor.
Vsle... ... .OwUrd
MUs Kllle Krlt.
Polonslse d. Cnnrvn, (two plnnm.) . Lack
Mis r'.rWyn Ivters and Hule Wbinlt-r.
KeellHliou, "Is. uljr Hub iiinli.l.r", ,.
Mix UisirKlo llsrry.
Ducl-eonnta. (M. move't.j Plabclll
Mi-m-s auni Price and -lldml lu-ll.
Die Forelle... jx:liutrl-Lanfe
Mlis lura liravw.
Valse de Juliette ..f)ounod lUfT
Mrs. H. K. Suirer.
Rwltalloo, "ls-kslry lull" .......
Mm Kliirvuce Irayistr.
f a. Dari-smlle, (Juue. ..-. . Tsrhalkowskv
1 B. (wrvnsla. . ..: .Wotkow.k.l
Ml- l.uels l-vlllk
Concerto, (3d, move ti .. Vlooirt
Miss Jinli MiS lliil.x k.
(seeonil piano ais-onipsuimenl)
Quartotlc, t-)nipli..nv op. m.. ., liectboven
NAMES POURING IN.
Others Who Will Attend th Southern
The secretary of the local arrangements
committee is receiving scores of letters
daily from delegates who will attend the
Southern Baptist Convention, lo meet
with the First Baptist Church, this city,
beginning May 10 next. Following is a
list of luteal announcements to that effect:
John ('. Sr-rlKimuih. R-h-igh, N. C.
Hots-rl B K-llurs. lir-'lnu, Tex.
W. hsllry. IU HkIi. S. U
W N. liiH'kslwe. rlanirrsirilte, Ala
Her It. Andrews, t'ls'ilrnxllle, Ala.
. W. Pellrr, herry I reek, Mis
VI. L. bum. (ireonwiMMl, e. C
H. V. Jeiisint. Ilnl.il, Ky.
T. II. laiiu-r luiilt. Ky.
( hxrl.s II. Milklord. halitilek. S. C,
H . Wswin, WsisiisUlila, l-.
W. M Miliums, lialtiiuure. Md.
Iieiiiisa M. Hisivm, I'urls, W i
H. M. ht.isn. KsiiMial iiy. Ma
Joint K. lAiinisiri, I'irns-1 Iiy, Ma
K. VI. Iln.uiunu. Wrhl-rTlllr. Iris.
A. II. NurrU. Vrihr.ir.l, let,
H l. 'nin.l-ll. Isie ik. Triii.
K. V. II.- k. InrmliiKlisni. Ala.
U I . iild, Vlsialisli'btr, Istaa.
J. I. Ayre. CUiinti, Aia.
II. U TsllHrt, i.lillllisiilie. Mo.
Visiter lxill. Ciiilllniilia, Mo.
It N. Prsil. rVnnviuirllls. Tin as.
John O. Willi Alk-mUle, a C
R K. '. A.l.iu,. Womllawn. Ala.
K. i' Klml.le. sprlna. ky.
J. M. Mr H.n.w.y, Slii-lhy N. 0.
John s. Thiiniss, Cnrimai tirUtr, Tot,
W. K Mudiusn. I-li.. Ala.
W.J. l.ilinl, I'm Apple. Ala.
A. II Mlieurll, Moiiisomery Cily.
K J. Morvsn, ila.lv, N. ('.
A. K llalrn. Nava-ila, Ti t.
A. ' Psppl s. iirwnsuod. Mo,
J. I. (v,k. Cubs. Ai.
hsiimsl C i lopton. Kirhmnnd, Vs,
W . H. i sinmi. Allmnr, Tea.
F. W', Wsririi, .Mnnin. i.s.
llarltsll,. I m, litmne, lis.
C. C Ni-wtmi Mirlisin. N. C
J: II I rsuilli. W .r... 1, 2.
:. W. Tiimlili-s. Klncin. Il
A. Y. Wllllsms, Hi-rllTlu. Ky.
J. I- Tliinp-n. Miililsninpr)', Ala.
J J IVirl. r. oaciibsi. ky
Tbomw S iMinnwsy, Kmlcrfi-kiburg. Ys
A. Itnl-t. Ill, k villa. S C.
II. K Mia.rr. IsirlliMtkin, S C
ll I Uuipler. I nlunl '. II., S. 0,
J. W. Ilrlei-. Itorkosll, Ti-.
W. I. Kllixiriik. llrpilh. (I.
K N IT ill. Ik-HhrlUlrille, S. 1,
A. M. Vsnli'mur. I liriii-tvilip, la.
U M. hradlrr. IVrryirlllr, AI
I T. I srmll. liMinri-los u, s. l
J I. I lord. Ilrenlism. lea.
U K W. Isiltln. I uiniubiM, MUs.
J. Ik 1 si lor. l-a iiiKt.Mi. V.
J. II. M.ilnn. IUI yiII. a C,
J. g. Adnms. Ilork Mill, S. I'.
W.i . II. lelrick. Ailanla. lis.
I, . W. Hurt, r.lluhetliinwn, Ky.
A H HikPL HsrrM, Molten.
T b"iiis 1. Tllli r. IVml.r'.ke, k'y.
A. W. lirirss, Hmpsnnrillr. ky.
i J.. Sleplli-n, ln-innd. Ir.
J. M. M.s ..nl. eunina. Ala.
n I nrliisliin, Him-n.T. S C,
I hninss I'. I I. le, II.. in- H, li
J. W. pitorktnn. Mntlrr. Mo.
J. C. Iienirr, Jitrkttmivllti.. Tex.
I. I'.. Msril-i. I rtlMe.
II. W. . Miuins iHiuIri, Ti-t
A. M. simmt. l ii'lairne, Ti-t.
J.ibn i. sll. sitnins, l.sk Vlllafe, Ark.
Ihiiunis II. slinina. I.lille Km k, At
W.J lludilirk. Slaillirtl. Ala
II W. Arkwlrlpbla, Ark.
K M. Im l.rysn. lei.
W. A. Whlllle. Ilrrsn. Tew.
A. I. Sean, l laik-rllle. Trim.
W. II. H mil h. lliiMUvllle, A. a.
I; II. M.wrlp. si. l ino.. Me.
I. I'. K"l'l". Ilmuinn. I"
W. T. Miidsiin. W.lrs- V.il. r. Muav
J.I'. Armalrnn WitH.rt, Mu.
T. K. Rli-lirr. rriii'-r-tun. Ky.
fir T J. Alen. Mirrrrrsn-I, la.
J. II lTes-ll. Slih'Vi-l, IA.
(icrgr A. Turn.-r. stin.rrs.n, fav,
T. II. Thnriii'.lMl hlimreiMHl,
M. S. Pi ni. k. him..Kl. I
N.I'. Is-tiMin. Urnn, Aik.
II. lpMlrrin. J)ar, Ala.
K t. llsiL khilliill. Ml.
W. S, W.ik. r, Mnti. i..
T. K Morn.. 1..-I.I II.., -r-. Miss.
W T. I.nmldey and wife. !.riltr. Art.
J A. Fixler. Jr , an.l ila. I uhjs Spnnx. Ala.
Ju a Kirtlry, si. Imis. Mo.
I, Hruiicr. Nri,i. Ky. '
Mrs. Jsnie, Pi.lUnl. ISitllini.re, Md., lb WumiO'S
14 IssKinani Soi lei lea' aieiMIn.
Ppertat IHspalrh lo Th Apriral.
jAiaso, Ten ii., April 2Z The Stabs
Supreme Court heard and took under ad
vlsiment the following ruse: Greenlaw vs.
ts heibler, Slate ol Tennessee vs. Hill;
Durrivago vs. Tsxlng Disirict, Waldran
v. Ciupp. Afllrined: Black et al vs.
Isnkenetal. Court adjourned pending
the heariug of Smilh vs. Taxing District,
Tbo Ural rua tomorrow Is No. 71, Factors'
Mutual Insuiauce Comp.uy va, Louisville
ANIMATJLD CONTEST AT THB REGO-
LAB ELECTION HELD YESTERDAY.
Honest Difference of Opinions Between
the Retiring Board and th Rector
Inspire th Rivalry A Full1 Vot
Polled and Dr. Burford Sustained.
The annual election for a Board of Ves
trymen of Cavalry Kpiscopal Church waa
Following are names of the gentlemen
chcBon and the results of votes received
by each: A. B. Tread well, i-2; A. B.
Goodbar, 203; & L. Coflin, 217; Dr. D. D.
Saundors, 238; R C. Gravea, 231; John T.
Willins, 243; 0. Miles Collier, 239; K. D.
Iiambaut, 239; E. S. rroudfit, 225; Walter
Goodman, 210; J. A. Austin, 238.
The election took place within the hour
from noon to 1 p.m., and was probably
the cause of more interest and animation
than any that has occurred in a church
before. For once, at loant, it may be said
without fear of contradiction, that the lady
members of the congregation did not
sit by in silent resignation and
wait for the sterner aex to do
all the voting. It waa a esse in which
Hobsnn'a choice ruled, and even had the
desire been present with the ladies to let
the contest shape its own destiny without '
voice or act of theirs, the whirling influ
ence of the surrounding would have ruled
it out and away from them. There were
two tickets in'the field, the issue lie t ween
them being well defined and sharp. It
was whether the present rector, tho Rev.
Spruille Burlord, should be indorsed in
his methods of conducting the aflairs ot
the lurge and influential parish or not.
As far back as December last, differ
ences wero known to exist between the re
tired vestrymen snd the rector. Being sa
ffian of connvicttons with tho courugo to
assert them, points have frequently arisen
in wnicn uie ludgment oi the two powers
conflicted, and in most of them Dr. Bur
ford wss entirely satisfied. For almost
that length of limo, the contest which cub
minalod yesterday has been shaping.
Muny, if not all, whoso names were on
the debated ticket comprised the old
Board, and wero, for Iho purpose of dis
tinguishing it from tho successful ticket,
hostilo to Dr. Burford. It was a noticeable
fact, that tho lady parishioners w ore almost
unanimously lor the ticket elected by an
overwhelming majority. In the campaign
work, before and during the balloting,
they wero among tho most earnest work
ers. Thero were supporters nf both tickets
on tho sidewalk, in front of the church,
holding tickets for their favorites, and all
who appeared to veto bad tho rival claims
fully presented lo them.
Dr. Burford bus added greatly to tho
strength and influence of Uie always pop
ular church since he begun his pastoral
charge a year ago, and the whole member
ship will now doubtless fall into lino and
assist the able, earnest rector In still greater
achievements for tho cause for which all
At an election bold at Grace Church the
following veslrvuieu were elected: John J.
Freeman, D. M. Scales, George It. Peters,
I- D. Jordan, S. T. Came, M. B. Trcxo
.vsnt, J. A. Goodwin, O. II. DcuUm.W. A.
Kobi niton, W. L. Foulks aud W. W.
The Kastcr OlTertory amounted to V0.
BALL AS TIN (J THE ROADBED.
Th L ft N, Management to Begin m
Heavy and Exponelv Job.
The Louisville A Nashville Railroad, or
I he Memphis branch of it, has been greatly
impsdved during the past few Tears, in
every rcMct, and th good work ia not
likely to discontinue Just yet awhile.
From one of tho worst rood running
into Memphis it has becomo one of the
best and most popular, but the manage
ment seems determined to make it iho
It has been determined to gravel ballast
the entire roadbed from here to Bowling
Green, but lor th prcortul a section of
only seventy-five ruilo will bo under
taken. Ibis heavy amount of labor
causing a great etitiny ol money, will be.
dono under the direction of Mr. I'm I Nor
ton, supervisor of this section ot the rosd.
Two powerful engines will bo brought
down lrom the main division ol the line lo
pull tho long trains of gravel-loaded Hals,
w hlch aro to be brought from Paris.
There ia to be no more surface work
sbout this betterment of the roadbed, but
it will be done with a view to permanency.
Digging down a foot or more under each
croMtie the space will bo tided wilh gravel,
packed anil made absolutely solid. It will
require 170 carloads of gravel per mile, or,
for tbo seventy-.'ive mile taken up first,
1 OH) carloads, which, divided into trains
ol thirty carloads each, makes 410 trains.
Work will be dono lrom both end ol Ibe
wit ion, th western terminus being Hum
boldt. Not leas Ibsn 1U0 liicuaieto b
employed on th ballasting proor.
A CHAR-UNO CARD PARTY.
Th Poet-Lenten Season Opened In a
Most Delightful Way.
Tb post-lcnten season was opened in a
most delightful way last evening, at tho '
residence of Mr. Ik D. Rambaut, on Lin
Tho event was In honor of Miss Maud
lUnibaut, tho charming young debuluut)
daughter of tho host.
llio young lady, assisted by her sister,
Miss Itosa, enterlslned the crowd ot guests
ln a in i t agreeablo way. Progressiva
curlier wss played snd the excitement snd
interest Increased with each succeeding
game and the score rards indicated that
the winners of Iho capital prixr were Mis
Guxsio Seminc and Mr. Welter Johns
son, while the Ink. dim went without
question to Miss F.tllo Needy and Mr.
'iho. Scmmes. A short tune wswnt
over the dainty rvfrcshnicnts, and th
gnosis disiH.'rscd slier expressing tb
pleasure of the evening. Among tbos
t listen I were Misses Fannie Uiwrancn,
Katie Pnmphrey, Dulay Woodrutr, IVrcv
Cottee, Miriam Nelson, Mary Ixiu Nel
son, Kchin Metro. If, lllin Clapp, Gtlsai
Seminea, Anna Brnc, I'lm-be Frayaer,
Kllle Noely, Mrs. K. A. Ncelv; M easts,
Man. Kyle, Jack Harris, l'l. Harris,
llsrry brown, George Cunningham, C'bas.
Murphy, Will llallidav, Tom Kemmes,
Waller Johnson, Wlli Ittssa, Laurcnc
Simpson, Will (iage, George Storm, Dr.
LAST Or Till SEASON.
Th Merchants' Zousvo Excel Tra
eetvee In a Grand Hop.
Tli lust hop ol Iho season by tho Mer
chant' Zouaves was given List night, at
th company's armory, on Heruando
street. Realising that ft would b tho
Isst, those who received invitations to at
tend snd enjoy themselves did 80 with
proinptucss snd in a frsme of mind to
liugcr until tb last not of
dance music had died away. Tha
attendance was unusually largit, there
fore, snd dancing wss coullnued until 1
o'clock this morning. It was on of tha
moat delightful album th Zouaves hsv
ever given. The fbs.r eommltUi waa
coiiii.ks.hI of Capt. F. K. Deffry. Lleutrav
ant l'ullerson aud Private Maydwell.
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