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TTIE MEMPHIS APPEALt TIIU11SDAY. APRIL 25. 1889.
DR. A. J. DICKINSON PREPARING HIS
PEOPLE FOB THB CONVENTION.
A Berles of Lecture By tb Rootor of
the Central Baptist Church, on the
Principle Whloh Distinguish That
Denomination From Various Others.
In view of the coming of hundreds of
representative members of that denomina
tion to the Southern Baptist Convention,
early next month, the Itov. A. J. Dickin
son, pastor of the Central Baptist Church,
is delivering to his congregation a scries of
lectures defining tho principles and prnc
tices which distinguish thut vast hody of
religionists from other denominations.
The llrst lecture was delivered lust night
before a large congregation nnd was, lu tho
main, as follows:
That you inny form a J nut conception of
the people who meet with us on the llth of
May, it is my purpose to state briefly the
peculiarity of that ruligious sect commonly
culled Baptists, of whom wo form a part.
' Allow mo to snv in the beginning that I
wish simply to slate our peculiar view
and will enter into no polemic with those
di fieri ng from us.
I wish by way of introduction to say a
low words about what we consider author
ity, and a criterion of tiuth, in matters of
religion. e believe that the Holy
, Fcripturcs nro the only rule of faith and
practice. That vou may tliu better under
stand what we mean by this technical
phrase, 1 will statu it negatively. We
deny any patrtstia authority, beyond what
is grant-'d to great men and scholars of all
ages. While the father have the advan
tage of being nearer thn fountain-head of
revelation, they are subject to the disad
vantage of Ixiing deprived of the results of
the long find devout study of that revela
tion, which is the hcrilagn of modern
scholar. We jjivo them only that author
ity stiitubloto falllhlo men In tlioirenviron
mo nt, and allow no disputed quoMion to
lie sctilcd by their ipse dixit. Our reasons
for this fxnulion are: (1) There la no evi
dence that Christianity is a germ commit
ted to Uiem for development, more than
to pious scholars of all ngva; nor do they
claim any such authority lor themselves;
nor deserve it, since they disagree very
widely among themselves. (2) The theory
of putrid! in authority is lens rensonahle
than the Kmiiaiiist doctrine of tho rotitin
ncd inspiration of "the Church" in all
A or do we rorngnlio the doctrine of the
authority of expediency. We deny that
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117 liuiuiua ur llinuiuilllll Ul UIU iivw
Testament can he I'liangitd, when in the
judgment of fullihlo men it may sooni ex
pedient to do so. Our reasons for reject
ing litis doctrine now widely held hy oth
er denomination are: (t) Tho institutions
of the Old Testament time wcrounchango
shir, and any violation of them was pro.
dm-tivo of disaster to the religious life of
the Israelite. We consider the New
Testament institution equally sacred In
tid' eyes and jut wisely planned.
(2) The authority to altar must be equal
to the authority that planned, and we liud
no such authority anywhere in Christen
dom. 1.1) The relations between institu
tion and doctrine aie so vital, that it is im
possible to change tho former without
causing the latter to sulh-r. . (4) The Im
mortality of the divine nature prohibits
any change in Ood' doctrine ami insti
tutions, ift) There is no evidence thst
the New Tinlamcnt order of tliinj U not
beet suited to all lime and all places.
And so we regard the New lestamant as
tinchiingeahle nnd being given by iimpira
lion, ol the highest aiiihoiily ou every
subject on whicli it euk. We further
bciieve thut the sscred writing are bent
tilled to l and were intended for each
niiiu's guide in ruJigiou mutters; anil so
we give to each member a Hilda, allowing
no prayer look, or coiifewiion, or tato
cliinin to take, its tdace as his daily coin
' psnion, and rule of faiih ainl justice. This
litTisarily leadato tho Im'IicI In an indi
vidual interpretation u( tho Holy Scrip
tures, under the light of the best help ob
tainable. Karli man must interpret hi
own I'.ible as lest he ran, and be respon
sible lor liis ow n court iiMuiis. Me deny
the right ol any Christian to Wlicvo hi
Bible to ssy one thing sod bo do auolher.
And so. acting on this principle ol su in
dividual Interpretation ol scripture, after
Our own investigation w believed
whut was tint x rinuted to le praclionl
and prvaiiinl in other orgsnliuliou, and
w hat is denied in their creeds and prac
tices, and that some of their prsctice ere
anlircriiilural; and so we were led to form
an organisation of our on, w here we, anil
thone lu'lu ving with us, rould obey what
we consider the ruiiiiiiainiimiiits of the
ruvlur whom we love altlimit molestation
or ciubarssNiiienl. On this gnuind wo
claim the right It cxist.s a separate relig
1 now proiMMo ti state hal tluve inter-
firetalious of N-riilurv are which we he
leve correct U'VuiiJ ri ii.iiialilo doubt, no I
which ihstiiigui'h li from other religious
Sects. 1 shall only Ini lUloil Ihiiso w Inch
re so different from oilier religions p n-pli-s
thst they foree us to form a separate
religious sect. Vou will td.'n me (ur
bringing before you iii-stin which ro
quire bolsr'.y nnd accurate thinking, lor
m arly every ill limine Is lweeil our ieo
t'lu and others is one of scriptural exegenis.
It Is the result of scholarship w hich give
us a right to exist.
I IpIi Hint to call vnnr attention to nur
behi f s to tlie nature of the Church, as it
is taught In Jim Nriptiirea. The word
" Iikis," or "church," ts used in the New
Testament 11,1 times-tsicv of the aMui
blyol lha laraelites, three limes of a lir.ek
SMumlilv. sinl till times of rim t'liriali.iii
Church. Ol Ihewlaxt It Ull- .l ninelv-lwo
. tiun-sol "sI.hhI s- lnbiv lit t lillsttsiis.
ortisiunil fur the liiniiuenauee ol the or-
r ship, the dis tunes, the orliiiuuees sod the
' diMiphne of the li.wn-1. united uioler a
Siiil covenant with Christ and one an
Oiher." (N-oant gM). lexliMii. ) lh is we
lerm the Im .il vLuhle Church, whenuil re-
sl li-s ill rcclesioxin sl siiilionlv.
'Ihoword is again used ol "the entire
UO'ly ol tho eli el iu heuvi n nnd on earth.
anil is tlguralivelv ta led the brills ol
.iri.t, over w Inch lie is head." Tins we
trm the lnviible Church. I'huM.-s thiwe
two tis,, we lind no warrsnl lor sny other
In lint New TcsLaiueui or in the eaily
It Will im seen from this that we not 1.
Iieve in a univcixd visible church nnii
lug ol all the redeemed li ing at any cno
time. And while the 1 Lurch niay he
mica nr rueu an iu. , deny that the
idea is (mind in the New Teatnmcti'. Nr
do we Ulnve tljal a denitnbistioiial
rhiin h, r t natumnl Lurch, is to he
found in the sacred N tiptun. Then is
In our trrod m such thing as "the l'iiist
Chun h, or thn Melliudil ( hiirvh, or the
I hurcb of F.ng.snd, or of homo." W
tuiili rstsnd tlmliliu New Testament Ides
of a church Is ;ontol su liideH'ndent local
BSM'inbly, and never ol a number of cou
rvgatiitn tmlUd In a "synod" or "nm.
Jerenco" or "ilwese," wherein res.
ecrlciticl Mtitlioritr. llvnce ud our
chnrrheaar iudep. inVnl and complete
within themsclvea. lho bo.lv which
meets witli im liss nu Mrlrisllcal an
thorny i Itlier legislstlv or judicial. It I
imply a voluntary SMslkllon ol churches
for the purp.s of the lietier oiinhictlug
our missionary work. It Is ailsiuiisrv
an J not an celsmstikal body -mors lis
a mass-moeting than a legislative assam
It may advise a church or number of
churches, but then, only when asked to
do so, would It be acting with propriety.
Belioving that the New Testament has
committed absolute authority over its own
nlhiirstoeach local church, ii is important
to have some very clear idea as to w ho
should coiiMtituto a local church. Wo un
derstand tho frJcripture to teach thut a
church should bo composed of thoao who
m give a credible evidence ol personal
faith in Christ hence we recoive no in
fants; (2) who have boon baptised ac
cording to tho command ol the Savior; t'i)
who voluntarily associate themselves under
a covenant to maintain tho function of a
church, indicated in tho Scripture. ,:'
The people who meet with us differ from
ail oilier people save tho Congregational
hits uud our wayward daughter, tho Disci
plo 1. In that we deny the authority of
numan creeds, confessions, disciplines and
canons, adopting only the New Testament
as our rule of faith and practice. I sav
New Testament, for we flud no model of a
Christian Church in the Old Tostuinuut
and no warrant fur tho transference of
Jewish institutions to a Christian Church,
as do the l'rusbytorians.
2. We dlller from all othor peoples In
having uo aggregate ol dillereut congrega
tion, as a church with judicial or legisla
tive authority. 1 hero aro Ituptist Churches,
but not "the llaiitist Church."
3. We differ fiom all others save the
Cungrcgationalixts in holding thut each
local church Is independent mid scll-gov
4. We differ from all other Christian
bodies in that we bolluvo the New Testa
liieul to teach that there aro only two or
dors ol church officers. XI lis poiut wo
win uiko up in our next.
A MIDDLE TENNEHBEB ENTERPRISE
Which Promises Large Profit to In
vestors Ofrnred to ths Cttlssne
Buenaventura Stock Furin, two and a
hull miles northwest ol Clarksvillu, Tonn.,
has Imhmi incorporated for the purpose of
brooding high class trotting horses. This
farm of 1,(0U acres, with line raoadows
aud pastures, rich alluvial bottom lands,
flue springs and never failing brooks and
streams is oapociully adapted to breeding
borso. Its splendid hull mile training
track and training stable has boon before
the public for two years or tnoro. Its owner,
Col. A. U. Ooodlolt, being cognisant of
the large profits which have resulted to the
breeders ol high class trotting horses and
not having tho requisite capital to engage
In tho business uu a acalo commensurate
with tho excellent facilities which sur
rounded him, determined to organise a
stock company and to dispose of enough
slock to raise tho necessary capital to place
tho enterprise In a position to rank with
Uio foremost in the luud.
Tho corvnration was termed with the
following named Hrsons as incorixiratora:
I'. C. Il.inibaugh, president of Franklin
Bank; II. C. .Morrill, iiresideut ol Clarks
ville National Bank; lion. Win. M. Oaniel,
lion. C. 1'. Wortleld. W. F. lluckner, C.
K Daniel, A. ti. tiiMidlett, jlc The enter
prlso moved along at a slow rule,
till few weeks ugo when Dr. 8.
li. McCully, ol Toronto, Canada, learn
ing of the organ Iration wrote, profme
ing to auhscrilio ti00 forelock. With
this encouragement tho company had a
icrmancnt organisation on tho 4th of the
present month, electing 1. C. llambnugh,
president ol r'runkliii Bank, president;
A. O. Uoodlett, nocretary; H. 1". McCully,
mansger, Slid W. K. Buckner, tressnrar,
with the lion. Wm. Ihiniel, A.ti. tlomllell
nnd H. I'm Mct'ully, executive committee.
This cnrM,rallon bss cnpiunliwil the stock
at il'Vl.um itemed in shares o( llX)Vnrh,
isnuiil fully psid up nnd non assessable
Umiii the paviueut of Ka'l.tiO pT share,
or 1.WU Col. tioodlcit puts in the farm
at y.tO.UiK) and receives in payment,
stock of lho company. The farm Is worth
more than this amount and when all ol
it is In grass, tiken with the general ad
vacrmciil ol the Kiuth it should, within
the next lew years bo worth tl.MI.UXI,
or three times its present price. Buena
ven'ura rami to. bought recently Ituula
:i.(i;:, by Nutwood, 2.tJ, 1st dim
Uiena Melons, by llaiuhletonian it).
Uussia is the grandest bred trolling stat
lion, mare or gw.dmg, in tho world, lie is
only live years old, aud has exhibited
spcud which manv believe will enable him
to surpass tho tiuieol Maud N. 2
The only one of tits get ever sold brought
II, Ukl cash st nine munths old; for Kumia
lj,lxl csuli was paid aud (.il,SH) rash m
filncd for him ths day Iwloro he reached
tho farm. With aucfi a premier stallion
this enterpilse must rank with the fiist in
kaUmuxoo Farm, of Kalatnaxoo, Mich.,
u orguiiisi'd in 11, with s pal I up cap
ital ol ;.'i,liil. In isss, just lour years
after, all of the $75, Old was returned to the
Investors, an Inventory ol tho stock aud
other prowTlr was taken, and, at a (air
market valuation, aggregated f .iNl.Oixl,
showing a net prollt on the investment ol
bImmiI 10 i xt cent per siiiiuiu or 27.1 er
ci'nL lu lour years. The sales ol tnilling-
lire4 SI M X, winch bsik place In lexlilgtoii,
ky., In Fehniary and March, Ihv.i, show
thst i.'iK) bead sold at an average ol over
I l.BM ior head. One day's sale ol high-i-lss
slm k ol nly-one head avrrsgnl over
$'.'.:tKJ per hesd. The Sale ol tnitling-bred
slisrk at I'. t'. Kellogg's sals In New York
lat month averaged over f J,J(K) er heaiL
J. C McFerrin's exerutor chwed out tho
thiltlllg bred shs k ol his testator nesr
Uuusville, when l'.l hod embracing old
aud young -brought thn magnificent aver
age ol H,7J. id r head, or oyer .177.bMd.
The trotting horsu Is an American prod
uct. A demand exists lor him all over
the rivilissd woild. aud thn breeding ol
this honm fur nii ket Is today In iu in
fsury. No eutrrprise ofTurs such large
pmiita for investers.
Tho training truck of Buenaventura
Farm Company should bring annually a
grw income of ((S.innl vr annum, lie
reipis from stullion service aluuo shoul l
mom than double that amount next year.
Buwia's liook is now lull at l.iO, the
season which ends July .V It lsexHrled
to give him s ree ird U low 2 A) next Oi to-U-r,
then sliiud him si f.lUO next year. He
ran next year go to thirty outsidu mares.
The larm now has thn-e highly bred stal
lions with Itnsnis si the head. Kotty yesr
liugs averaging l.'.V) each, Wilt bring 5.10,
lioil, llNI yesrluigs will letch (r.l.ond nl
;.' each, 'ibis farm rsu sell slier lho
third year more than too young things r
annum. There aro several Tirve.l'TS In
Kentucky who sell more thsn 7.1,(KM
worih of young stoi'k every year, ranging
(imiii f'HKJ to i 1,000 each. A lew ol them
sell three tiiui-s I be nliov nmount. As
soon ss sll the sUx k is taken it will begin
tos lvauco. C4. li. ksys; "It Is based
nu a good foundation. We pmpoM to uso
einnoiuv in carrying on the business.
There will bo no paid Or salaried olllcers
I'li-epl the tnsnsg-r. Our fsrui will yield
st least J.'.mw ol surplus liny Ivor yesr.
Inst yesr the corn crop si no nut J toalMiut
i.msi himhels. tvery dodar 1 get will be
in sha k, whit b will be at prwsuiil valuo
'iO,U"0. In three years I am satlsllol
this sl.nk will b worth f 100,000, and I
sin free to ssy thst I firmly believe that It
will I worth lljo.OoO la lour warm."
Clsrksville Is a subtn.U1 town of over
10,000 InhsblUuta; Ts the (arrest tohso
co market In the wi l l, except Louisville.
It ie Doted lor I'v.- sIlh and big hearted
people, la IdTfios hiil city opened bcr
doors to plnguo-strlckon Mom phis, and
hundreds went from hero there to meet
with s wolcomo reception, courteous and
CoL Uoodlett is bore to place tho bal
ance of the stock snd lion made arrange
ments with Mossrs. F. II. White and John
L. Norton, No, 7 Madison street, to act as
agents in tho premises. Persons desiring
to make Inveituicnts which must prove
highly profitable can be furiiUhed with all
deaired information by calling on Messrs.
White or Norton. The enterprise is man
aged by mon of the hlghoat character for
honesty and integrity. Iieinomber that
for iM you w ill receive $100 of paid up
nou-aaseasablo stock. No sales of live stock
will perhaps take place before the middle
of Die third year. As soon as this is dono
a large dividend will be doclured and paid.
This will put tho stock ou a par marVet
value. For this reason the stock has beou
capitalized ut double tho puid in capituL
THE FLOUR OOTPOT.
The Production lor ths Weslc Amounts
to 100,150 Barrels.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 24. Hie
Aoiiliu.sUrn Miller ot today says tho mills
made practically the samo amount of flour
Inst week as tho week before. The aggre
gate output was 100,150 barrels, averaging
lil,(i'Jl barrels dully, against lOO.oOO barrels
the week liufore aad 178, 200 barrels for the
corresponding week iu 1HH3. Thore were
fourteen mills in oporution today, and
with about all the water power they could
uso they were producing at the rats of
10,000 barrels per twenty-four hours.
There aro, however, several wills that
mrko a practice of running about half
timo enough to hike rare of what orders
are coming in and somn of them are in
cluded In this estimate. Two or throe
whicli have been moving ulong quite stead
ily lately aro also reported about ready to
stop unless a new supply of orders ore
forthcoming. Tho production for the week
will likely exceed 100.000 barrels. Locul
millers do not look for much of a change
in tho amount of Hour ground out for
soma timo to coma. Tho Hour market Is
pretty much us it was a wouk ago, tho vol
ume of orders taken being comparatively
small and under tho current output.
1 'rices are a trille lower, in harmony with
wheat. Manufacturers sro hopeful of
shortly seeing a better state of ailairs, and
largely base this Idea uu light stocks at
most distributing iioints and tho constant
reduction going ou. There is no change
as to lho exHirl business, trade being re
stricted to close limits by higher prices
than foreigners are willing to pay. The
direct exports for thn week suffered quite
a decrease, being CI.S00 barrels, against
01, (KH) barrels tho preceding week. Apart
of this was consigned. Quotations, Lon
don c i. f., 2X0 ixxinds, aro: I'utenta,
3il (id; bakers', IMfisj low grades,
For tho wee k ending April 23 there wero
41)7,75.') bushels ol wheat receivod st Min
neapolis. The shipments wero: Wheat,
27,540 bushels; Hour. VS. 533 burro la; mill
stutTs, 2, USD tons.
A nsrAT many people (eel themselves
gradually failing. Tliry don't know just
what is the luulUir, lint Ihey sufler from s
comliinslion of imlrscrihahle aches and
ami pains, which each month seem to grow
worse. '1 hs only sure remedy known thst
will counteract this feeling snd restore per
fect hesllh Is brown's Iron Hitters. Hy
moid assimilation It imriflus ths blood.
drives out dw w, (rlv health and strength
to every portion reached hy the circulatory
system, renews wasted tissues, and restores
robust health and alnuigllu
A BICKENINO BUICID&
Aa Old Man Jumps from ttaa Roof of a
Building In the Prsssnoe of a Crowd.
Ciiicaoo, April 2b James llogan, aged
(V, committed sulcldo In this city lost
night. Tho old man had been drinking
hard sll day. Ho was living st a Loud on
North Clark street Nhortly sfter 10
o'clock he climed to the roof of the four
story building through lho skylight, with
the avowed intention of committing sui
cide. His friends In the hotel used every
menus in Ibcir power to persuade hi ui to
co mo down but without avail. . l.rery
time snv ono would start after him ho
would run to the edge of the building aud
wing himself over. Thero ha would hung
by bis ban. I until bis pursuers would re
turn. Then he would draw himself back
and walk up and down tho roof.
rinally a patrol wagon manned by Offi
cers Cooke and Murphy arrived. The
loriner crawled up through the skvliuht to
attract the old man's attention, w hile Olll
per Murphy climbed tho lira e'ne fnuu
me outside, a s noon as llogan saw Olll-
cur Cooke ho rsn to lho edge ol ths build
ing and without saying a word lis swung
himself over, holding to the edge ol the
building by his hsudt The crowd stood
ImOow In brenUilee silence. In one brief
moment the old man liciicd his hold
Slid dropied backward. Ilia (out struck a
sign over thn third story window snd his
body turned a complete somermiult. his
hesd sinking the pavement with a sicken
ing noise that could bo heard a blis k
away. The man's brains wero scsltcred
for ten ds'l in every direction, lludul
not move s muscle. His hea l and body
were mashed into a pulp and the crowd
stood back awe-stricken. The man's uiau
glod bo-ly ass taken to ilia inorguo.
Thrt tMHlltluP lillrifvlltj kn.t tiiill.ltfti in.
powers of IIimhIs bo wpsrillit ninke It the
in we., oii-uii-iiia iu misv mi ui ix vvnsuit,
A Marbi Orensi Tries
Losjoox, April 21. Tho liimsn Lino's
new steamer City of Paris, C'npt Watkins,
which left Sendy Hook at O.lOo'clis k a.m.
on tho 17th instant, arrived at (Jueenstgwn
at 7:40 o'clock p.m. yrstetday, making the
trip in slxdsys, live linurs snd fifty ftis
minutes. Mi arrived at Liverpool at 10.10
o'clixk this morning. Her daily runs
wero 4I'.. 4J2. 410, 4M, 4U-I, 470, and I.)
miles. For thn tl ml three dava she had
strong esaterty w imls w ilh a high hesd M
snd soma log. Afterward tho weather a
Capl, Slnrrell's mnllMeml.
IIaitimohk, ML, April L'C Itepnwnts
lives ol tliu.Corn and Flour F.xchange,
Hoard ol Trade and the Men hauls' and
MsnufiM'turers' AiwN'ialion met today snd
arranged to tender Cspt Murrrll, of tlm
Missouri, thn rescuer ol tho pasM'nger of
the Dsnmsrk, a ne'pliiin on his arrival
brie, which Is rxiectei to eur snr
thing of tlieli.nl w hich bus ever taken
4'loce In Halt i in "re. Cspt Murrell will le
presuiited w it li a htii'lsomr service ol pl.iie.
kirls ki le II sin,
Thu lnhsitslylis ill hght lotored iH rbes,
nil colors, young gents7 imbbv hilk Dri-ss
snd Derby Hats. Metaou'a (die Kill snd
llerhv Hats In nil colors, boys' and eluM
reu's Crush Cloth nnd Kraw Hats, p nls'
Crush lists In all colors, shapes and
grades, Irom 7V to J-t.
M.stis Cohxs.IIO Main sl.,
Tin only practical Memphis llstler. under
Dull) 's Hotel. '.
The Msli7s Irwish lo7r7siS Mala,
llsvethe largest line ol trunks, Vulis-s
and hsndsntchel In the city, whuh Uiey
will sell sl the lowest prices.'
8sl.S0l Uiiredeeme. ple.lges this lllorn-
Ing at auction, :m Mam stm.t, at ti..hl,
Nssnvii.ts huh.hur Fpnngw Water for
sale at A. Uarlbaldl, cor. Msiu aud Bowls.
A NEW INROAD REFORM
VANDERBII,.UNE3 WILL STOP BON
NINO bunJja'y FEEIQHT TRAINS,
Except In C3e or Perlabable Goods
Cbauhcey Hrpwew Talks at Length
About the feeform, and Tells Why the
Experiment; jWlll bo Made.
Niw Yobk, April 2L All the Vandcr
bilt roads east ol Chicago will, on May 1st,
abandon a grtat "proportion of tholr Sun
day freight trains. Kvon next Sunday
fowor trains than jusual will be run.
"For a yewr past," said President
Chiiuncey M,.' Dcpew, last night, "Mr.
Cornelius Vanderbilt has been urging the
chango. The presidents of tho Vander
bilt roads hold monthly meetings, nmi at
the mooting which preceded Mr. Vender
bilt's departure for Europe on March 30,
it was decided to make tho experiment
for Unit is what it is. It is not proposed
to step all Sunday trains. Tho change
aflucts tho freight businexs only, although
we have already succeeded iu curtailing
tho number of Sunday passenger trains by
giving up excursions and lu other ways.
"It !s not possible, of course, for us to
stop all (Sunday freights. Thero are cer
tain kinds of freight which must bo
moved. We cannot let perishable goods
rest on the road; cattle and other live
stock must bo cured for aud forwarded,
and certain market trains cannot be aban
doned. If sonio of our trains did not got
to this city on Monday morniug, there
would bo a famine here: that is, you
know, a famine in some tilings. ' .We ex
pect to reduce tho number ol men em
ployed In the Sunday traflic by from 33J
to 50 per cent."
"Are tho reasons for this action religious
or economical or both?"
"Almost purely ruligious, although we
do expect thut it will improve tho morale
of the mon and give thoiu mora time at
homn. The latter is, however, going to
be a difli' iilt matter to fix; that is, to ar
range so thst freight crows will best home
at the end of Huturday's run."
"Aro you in favor of the change, and
who ulao besides hit. Vaudorbilt wanted
"I am in favor of it, snd so were nearly
all the presidents. Tho most sorious
trouble is to arningo it Wo can't refuse
to receive freight from connecting roads,
nor can we a fjord to lose ono day a busi
ness iu ths week that would ruin us."
"But the men will have to loso ono
seventh of their income, will they not?
Aro not freight crews paid by tho run?"
"Yes, they are so paid, and of course
they will lone just so much money, but the
men hsvs repeatedly said they did not
want to work on Sundays. Now, we will
take them st their word. TcrbiuMi they
may not like It I have known such case.
Thev clamor (or a theory, but they rvalue a
Mr. iMpow said tho change would affect
all the VandurbiU roads enxt of Chicago,
"it would bo much eusior to accomplish if
the roads west of there could be brought
In, but thst is impossible. The Luke
Shore A Michigan Southern is so sur
rounded by competitor that it would lose
hall it business if we should try it there,
and we can't afford that you know."
Mr. Deicw said that the change would
make tho business of the roads rodhot on
Mondays sud Tulsys, and that it would
necessitate greater yard facilities sll along
tho road as well as porhas a larger num
ber ol cars. The road would try, he said,
to get slong w llbout employing any addi
tional crc ms. t
Stllrn4 Rrf.rl Heist; lavslla;at4.
St. l'iu Minn., April 24. Ono of the
olIlcJu! set of tbe Legislature, which ad
journed yesterday, was the refcrouce to
the IUilroad Commissioners of ths testi
mony collected by the special committee
sppnlntod by the Senate to Investigate al
leged false snd fraudulent reports of rail
Mod companies. This testimony was
chiefly given by S, I). Munroo, an s -con pl
ant who had been rmployod by the SU
I'aul A Northern I'scilio lUilroud, under
tho dirccli in of Ma J. l'.Thwallo. Munroo
claimed to have made fictitious entrlisi to
the smount ol fo.UOtl.fc'il.lNl, having beou
so ordered by the ollicials. Another wit
ness was Maj. Thwailu, w ho explained the
al'egud discrepancies, which were ac
counted for by tbe business transacted be
tween ths Northern I'scilio and Oregon &
MsJ. Thwsite made a similar explana
tion when Interviewed, saying that he and
(ten. Mc.Nailght had seksd to See life
charges that they might be answered, but,
tho committee declined to exhibit the
charges liiado by the chirk aud refused to
hold a public examination.
Hie next mooting ol the rotnmiltee wss
held in tlie comtmiiy's ollice when sn ex
hibit of its account and records were
ms.lo, part of whicli the committee did
not exsmine. The ex clerk staled to the
com m 1 1 too that ha wss employed in the
caicily of coulldcnUsl clerk to the
Comptroller. This statement wss dis
proved befor tho committee when tho
books ol tlie commitleo wero exhibited,
snd il wss slso established to the satisfac
tion of the roiumiiteo thst he hud no def
inite knowledge of the detail of the busi
new or accounts of ths corMraliou. The
committee promised us thst In esse they
believed the rvault of their secret Investi
gation msde it neccmary to make a report
oil the sul.ji-ct, they would licrmit us to
resd Ihu charges that lind been ma.le, snd
give us sn opportunity to refute the same.
This promise the committee Isled to keep,
as the records of the Ncnate will show.
lien. Mc.Vautfht, counsid for the former
eominny, said to a Mpirtur "Hie com
mittee refusod to havo a publio iuvesiiga
torn, or let us put In any testimony, and
held secret meeting. I told ths Com
mittee that they had no right to examine
tl.O com l .in v's books, but a refusal to do
so would be a practical plea ol guilty. 1
proposed to give Ihvlil (mo sccim to the
records. Hie coiiyinlti examined a part
of the Issiks axel' about one thousandth
part ol thn pae.rs. '1 hey agreed to show
us the testimony and give us s chance to
rebut It but w ln-atd nothing more shout
MARTIN WALT & GO.
FOR THE SALE OF ALL KINDS OF COUNTRY PRODUCb
sin t nairr 8rnnBT, memthis, tenn.
a"ItrrKRieVfK-.na ltss. ru or rnr..r. If a rri fo
JOHIIKU AND IMI-Oltl'KJl
s'.i . L.,inrsss "n i
ivtriTto, rwniNo tsi ki.ii avd aroTawai srm.in. kotrr wnicnia.
Tl.a MirLB AMD muvrav.
"rsissvsimufssse i to. r.i uu sthei. bipib
t until the report was. mado to the Legis
ature. I think the committee at first
thought thore was something in it, but af
terward came to the conclusion that it
amounted to nothing, but wanted to turn
tho testimony over to the railroad commissioners.".
Du7 oulanam.at nr.
Ottawa, Ont, April 24. The Minister
of Customs was yesterday' shown a dis
patch from Waahington having reference
to the proposed imposition of duty on Can
adian cars in use in tbe United States. He
said he thotsrht the statement that there
are three thousand cars in constant use on
United States roads must apply to cars
which are not constantly in tlie United
States and not to which pass in and out of
that country. Tho practice is whon cars
sro brought Into Canada and uiken into
the United States they are not returned as
they should bo. Making them pav duty
will put a stop to this practice, which has
prevailed for a long time.
Gen. MinUli's Health.
Baltimore, Md.,. April 24. Gon. Or
laud Smith, first vice-president of the
Baltimore & Ohio, has gono to Hot Springs,
N. C to spend a few days before returning
to Baltimore. He writes to his friends
here that he Is in good condition and is
simply going to North Carolina upon the
suggestion of bis physicians fur the pur
pose of taking a few days' recreation be
fore resuming his duties. This puts an
end to the rumors that Cien. Smith in
tended to retire from tlie company's ser
vices. Clon. Smith and Second Vice-
President King will divido the duties be
tween them, Mr. King having charge ol
tne physical development, and (Jen. Smith
having charge, along with Third Vice
President Lord, of the traflic and commer
cial departments of tho company.
Rumblings of lho lull.
A party of ollicials of the Chesnpcake
unio iuuirnsd, consisting ol Uen. John
I'A'hols, president; J. L. Fruysor, siipenn
tendeut; B. F. Mitchell, general freight
flgont; W. II. I'routy, general ticket agent;
J. W. Lutterl. sujicrintendelit of ma
chinery, and A. T. Sabin, ronduiaster,
arrived this morning from Louisville, on a
gcnerul tour of inspection, and spent tlie
uuy iu iue ci ly.
Contractor J. II. Mai-ht has gono to
Waggoner, I. T., where be has secured a
contract from the Missouri Pacihc Kail
road for building live miles of road.
CiiARi.rs Jo us. Southern passenger
agent of the Momphis route, has gone to
xiriningiiam and fcoutn.
Tlie origin of tho expression "It Is all O.
K." is thus, told: An ignorant olllcial
endorsed each account that he audited and
found correct O. K. meaning to inti
mate that the bill was all correct,. or ss lie
pronounced snd spelt It, OU Arret What
over the origin, the expression is nscd in
a variety ol connections, as (or Instance.
when Itohson told Tompkins that hi wifo's
health had boon U. K ever since she used
a few bottles of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription. It Is the great cure for all the
paiutul and distressing ailments snd woak-
! ruses peculiar to women. It 1s tbe only
usrantecd cure for these ailmeuts, sola
y druggists. Money paid for it will be
(promptly returned if it don't givo satisfac
tion, boo guaraulce printed ou tho bottle
Oesu I'ealHeralan ft III apeak.
Bpeclsl hUptith to The ApiwaL '
Hollt Si'ui.sos, Miss April 21. Goo
W. S, Festhorslnn, a prominent candidate
for Governor of Mississippi, left hero today
to deliver tho annual address before tho
Memorial Association, at Port Gibson.
next Friday. Ho goes at tho reouestof a
largo number of those veterans who ad
mire his pslnotisin and ability whilo uu
der hi CJmmanJ in the war.
nwUsoSrssMdythstssislnss ths sssdsiM tart t
itsnSsS trail ssS itsbssrs caws wltk bmt snllora
IU Mttitsetsry sactM this IS-CU-lt-a. It ba
fscto sarfsct and ssrsuatst csrst cast thst
ughl nil kt Soeslsn ky ths hs kssa
Ot (S sitsnahls tWecaxnsM l thn piaisw tlo4
Ranter. It rstorS In est a' tidt
issnwsnt In ths mlsSs st sll ah rs rh . Tsk
'that it Mr. Mtol Hsrptr.lsr InsUscs, tl sin
Ilntnts lh raasrksM sotsncy sl
this ths est st wsmus whs as IHsrslty ssS trsh;
ssltlM4traithrsa)ylt If jeshitssfTh
III! at Ut," t4 ts tht PS-ran tstdltln C., Cs
Jsakst. 0M,ttr s easy. Vts will reecfx It Irta.
t-CU PI Itettl I Sen; si s kof.it, far It,ss4
Tnns)88e Tent and Awning Co
OUtWag, Cats, KSs.
, Na. as peotar I
-! row imca. i.i.
j.G.ecmai)T & son
Ha, to stAnf STm a it, nKMritTi, rvm
lapaflati saS P'si fa flaas, Anataaaltlaal
n.hls Taahla, ttnlmr line
' llra sr,
LlaMrla Ball aa4 Aas
SMt SuaBUs aJwwr aa RaasV BpJxta
s lil i I ,t' I I II in
BsaaaAMtaran ml Awalacw. TaMa, TWrsaw
aa, a,s4 WftfM Caa, OUS
' saar . . hAi.i
Btiattered nerves, tired
brain. Impure blood,
dobUltated system, sll
are the natural out
come tn the Spring. A
medietas must be naod,
and nothing equals
F sine's Oalary Com
pound. We lot others
praise ns you cannot
help believing a (Ualn
te rested party.
Brtinidler-Oeneral W. L Ornenlesi, BnTllns
toa. Vu, wrltBSi "I have osed Pulne's Celery
compound on sorerol occasions, and always
with uem flt. tjwt spring, being verj mueh run
down nnd dehllltutud, I comuienoed tuklng It
Two but.llesinads me feel like new man. As
a gnnend Umlo and spring medicine I do nut
know ot Its oquuL"
StfiltXtZJ IT IS EASf TO
Castoria is Pr. 8ml ntcTmr's aid, nannls susd qnjok enra foa
Infants' andCUUdran's CtimpXaintn. Snparior to fcaitof Ott
Pttrggorlo or KarcoUo Byrapn. CliUdran cry for Caatorhs. Mils
iiom of Mothers bints Castorin '
Castorla eures Colle, Constipation I
Bour Btomach, lilarrhipa, F.ructatfon t
Olrnt healtliy sleep j also aids diitatUon I
illiout naraoUo suiuafacUua.
Tu C'extaus Cokpakt, 77 llurrmy Bt., New York.
R. L. Cochran 6c Co.
S g :!W;;tp i'- lid g
t5 xr- . - j 3
SW " sa ianriiiia-uiiiiaci a B
SAW AND PLANIN3 MILL, NAVY-YARD.
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Molding, Lumber,
Lath and 8hrng1es, Flooring, Calling and Cedar Posts.
MEMPHIS, - - - - TIBILTlSr.
LEE BROS. & CO.
iTZ "- jV .l. 1 ' 4-a
FENTS, AWNINGS AND TARPAULINS
WRITE FOR PRICES,
o. 294 FRONT STREET . MEMPHIS. TENN
IMPROVED PLANTATIONS IN MISS., ARK. and LOUISIANA
W Mak Loans All Principal Payabls In FIVE Ytsrs.'wlth interest psysbl al
end of each ytar. Or, on FIVE-YEAR Partial Payment plan, by which lha bor
lower can pay his loan without rawing loe heavily on ons crop. One advantage
affoided is that ail tt smentsar mads sl ths Memphis ofTics and can have the
personal attention of lh borrower.
Colonial and United States Mortgage Co.
N. F. MASTER. Manger. 231 Miia SL. MimhK Tn.
tt. DL'DI.KY FRAYbKR, .
Memphis City Bank
FULL PAID CAPITAL, $250,000.
337 Main Street, Corner of Union, Memphis, Tenn.
Ir. W. N. Wllkarson,
It. K. rVniines,
EAGLE BOILER WORKS.
DANIEL SHEA & CO., Prop'rs,
(succEssons to siiKA a McCarthy.)
BOILER MAKERS AND SHEET-IRON WORKERS
Bepilriag rianUtlon Boilers a Specialty. - 1
140 TO 144 mONT 8TREET.
Otto Schwill & Co.
GRASS AND GARDEN SEEDS
Onion Sots, Bood Oats, Baed rotatofia, Tennassew Oerman Millet
(Vholtasl Afint lor D, M. Fsrry Co.' Oardta Istds. tsnd for Our Price List
aOO PROMT STREET. MEMPHIS. TENN.
Fulmer, Thornton & Co.
No. fO0 TOONT BTMIT.,
ta tb MssaakJ Orassvy Oaaimaas;. OrxUr for Oeods aswasail ftUssf, i
UWsi Airaasss i KsUas aai Cask suss asstlr. Uiasaw
T wm nsed two bottles Of mar PsJnnss
Celery Compound, and It bas siren entire ss
isbkition as an apnetlwrsud blued puruier." .
X. U Btasna, Wntertown, Dakota.
Is pmcrthed by physJ clans, reeommended by
drngglsls, endorsed by mlnlstrs, prslsnd by
users, snd guaranteed by tlie manufacturers,
ss s spring medicine which will da all that Is
clslmed fur It Use It this Boring, and see bow
quickly It tones you up.
Purifies the Blood.
Foil accounts of wonderful corns mode by
Paine's Celery Compound after oilier medicines
snd tbe bene pliyxli lans hud (ailed, sent tree,
lliure s nothing like It.
$1.09. Blx tor I.VC0, Drug-gists.
Willi, ricbarmos A Co., Burlington, Tt. -
DYE WITH DIAMOND DYES
' " t meommend Cattorla for eliltdren's
enmplaliita, as sursfior tupsy praserlpUoa
kuunn to ms." H. A. A sen in, M. I).,
Ill so. Oxford BL, Brooklyn, N.T.
OILS, RAILWAY AND MILL
TMthar and flum TUIIIna Manilla Pll
Ttrrrl and Wlr Rnptv Tsckle Mnrka, Rub-
wr iigvtnu riMjmn. was ripe, nicsm rit
tii.p, lips Tonn, l.uhricstjirs luspirttors,
Hicsm Isugea. vnr Ilium C tion Wsita,
I'itcb, Mm Tar. Kosia, L'nal Tar, Rnottns
Paper, no-illiij paints, Tarrfd i'sjiet, Mill
Lamps, Tulnis, Vsrnisbrs, Brusli, aas
STerytblng that a Mill tua.
1IESRY J. LYNN',
W. I. Cols. John Isgoa, D. C. Mjtr
C.N. firnsffinor, M.OaTin. I'r A. M'ie's!r,
John A Iknls. Jolin II Mii'llrsn II M. Maif . -I