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THE MEMPHIS APPEAL. THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1889:
THE TWELVE HAVE IT.,
W. 0. HKDRICK'B FATE IN THB HANDS
OF TBS JURY.
Given Over to Them Lata Yoaterday Af
ternoon, After a Charge ThatDoei Not
Speak for Hie Acquittal-No Agree
mentHow the Counsel Behaved. v
The caso of the Stato ngmwl W. 0. Hod
rick, chargod with murder, was concluded
yesterday evening ut 6:40 'e'.ock, Bnd
given to the Jury.
The caso attracted much attontiou on
accouut of its maRnitudo and tho rirotul
ncuco and abilitioa of the counsel engaged
en each sidu.
IYoplo tlironged in and fillod tho court
room. Everybody expected much, ami
f(w or none wont away disappointed.
There wcro all sorts of speeches delivorod,
mid ably delivered, and ho who could not
bo suited was fiwtidioiw indeed.
Under arrangement between counsel
the following order of apoiikiiig was carried
out: Attorney deneral (ieorjjo It. lVtuin
owned for "tho State; John 8. Duval
opened fur tho defeuw), followed by Judgo
H. T. Walker, who was followed by Judge
J. M. Greer and lien. Luko E. right,
ho closed for tlio defense. Mr. Hani
rattersou cloned tho cane on tho part of
Now ihnt tho caso. is ended, thero can
bo no harm in a brief reference to tho ef
forts of tho various orators.
On tho part of tho Commonwealth At'
lorney-General l'etors opened tho cirno ou
Tuesday morning. As usual, mo Atior
nev-lieneral was calm, cool, smooth, olo
jpint, tlnishod. Ho revii wed tho entiro
taw. Invinc particular slows upon tho law
as applied to tho right of municipal olllcers
to hear arms oulnido of tho circuinHcriled
limitsof therounicipulity. Tlio Jurlsdictiim
of polico olhoers was certain aud sccillc.
It was clcarlv niarkod by metiMi and
loumU beyond which they had no nuihor
tiv. Uu disriiHitod tho testimony inlrn
ilnrvd by the Muto, and argued that il this
tcKiimitiiy win i-nuium', wnirn no mwimi
tnalmw was the cn'. the Mate had liiwlii
out a clcsr ciiMt. lie did riot allempt to
disprove Iho irxiimony of witiifaaca (or tlio
cli linw; that would have Imvii a iiaoli-as
tiihk. He simply nrgiii'il tlio mini fromllio
furl a prem'iited by wilmwfs. Tim At-tiirncv-tieneral
is seldom excite.l. Ho lin
t.Ki m'ui h rarlxm in Ins iniiipiMilinii-an
iiign-dii'iit which muk'-s IimiII npMiri'iit in
his brunette complexion uml rsvcii
Jinks. Ho npM-uri'd to reuliit'i Ins
July to bo m full and explicit
jHcM-ntalion of the caw, on tint tinliiiinny,
and that ho was not rviiiin'd by rulliticrul
rxigencirs to perform acmbnlM' lealt 'f
iirwloryor indulge in any tliriitririil acting.
isworls were measured, forcible and
well cli.i'ii; his cniinciitiion clear and i'ih
tmct; his srutriiivs cut to unit thu avcra'."''
intelligence of jurors free from ri'dund
am v, ciiiiplicatin or perpli xily, mil Im
emphasis was thrown ujil tin' proper
livllal'I'-s. His was Iho voice of urliriilali'
tiiiivittioii, xH-akiin: tJ Hie Hrroinp.ini
niciil of minimi and nntiirally gnu vlnl
giKlurt-x, w hii li are 1 1 wmi-sim- pliy-iral
acii'iitiiMliotis "f sp.'i-ch, and must sprini
from and grow out of llie tviilr.il com ol
intelligent ideas iu onlT to pum-rve a
rhvthmic barmoiiy an I avoid a show ol
clumpy U-annhne. 'Ho' Aitirn.y-i "in
oral' s'upowh was liighly f..!itilimcuted.
JilIU k. I I VM,
Follow ingil..' Atloiiicy iiciieriil mini'
Jolin h. I'uval. .Mr. I'liml was lint lirit
rHwkcr lor the jloieiisc. lie did not lev!
lit hoiiK'. Ho was fiii-ouipiiMc I nroiiud
bIniiiI with cianls. A IclmI I'lrlniw utmid
Ix'loni him and Udiind imii and ou cilln-r
f i. Iu el him, and bo whs olwcured, or
thought ho w:ia obscured, by their gliMXUV
shadows. Ho wrote bis llioiinlilsand feel-
lues on bis l.ue, ami all coiihl see tlmt he
was trvinif In avoid tin) r-cy lift of iniiiilici'
to Iniiiscl ninl bis client on tho one side
and tho CbarvlHlis ol pnmiinpluous tr
t aaa ttill the province of Ins iismk-iuIi'S on
the Other, while nu tho wlnlu tho sirens
were wi-aviiu the sK'll which bo tiled to
brruk by rugtP'd rvtti.'tainv to tho insid
ions prmiptiiik.-s ol amhitioii or asitiw
thing li-sa deliuite, Nrhn. Mr. I'uval
Ins. Ic a g'xl n n t in iIim living the rlhi't
of II st iiiiiriiioitit. lie ininio a if"!
ssi li throuchoiil and would have mado
a U'tler one with more self coiilidenco.
Jo man tun ever reach the r.t iiUli ol his
capabilities unless be can imiko liiinaclf
fit-l Ibsl be "has the ILmr," ! havo and
to bold, for U-lier or wei mini ho baa
rxtitrM" bllnx lf lieelv Slut lull V. Colli
t'letelv sad tborouiiblv: no man can Iran
Mend tho ordinarv niiles he cm diMtidi-
iilualiu hniiM ',1 icmpor.uily und set tut if
lie wjs a iillr ol bis own liiuht. aoverclun
of the aMciidiiit. NcvetlheicKn, cramii'd
and irtjwdod as Im was, Mr. Iiiival iiiinh' a
M'lcudid Impn -so'ii ou thf iiirv by Ins ap
Nircnl and real buiiosty sud clever hand
ling of fact.
ji'isiC a. r. wai srn.
The Hcci'iid rouiiM'l for the defeuw was
Judge N I'. Walker. It was ssld that this
Was Mr. Walker's Hist criminal caw, he
i.nwnir tii l.iiiiilv avoided criminal bui-
t( mid devoted hillKX'lf t) I'lVll IsW
1n i hiiruc'cl ol lussi.M'clieoiilltmed this,
Hit ui ilevoi I ol M lilinii'lil. He looked
at etcivlhiu I'rncti. allv. He weighed
veiv oiiii'-e of I'Vnleliiv and li v'flercd lis
S. . He Milled thn Malks and
am U ill! ol everv statement I k-lorn put
tin it in tli" Halo. No extraneous matter
Was in limited. His liiiLuieiil was rare, il
ii.l l. ll.p iliM'timiiiatioii iiici' and rapid.
llr in I hed but l (act and llltol fatlt
l..w. the iHK't Thoiiiiui I'.n iiniin wmiM
iy, "like it lave to wlave, bko lino until
Inie," aiol nirlrd each III. to tho other
i li Im.I'.s ol I. vie. His w is the liy.il
1 I.hiC-of theiiiM-. I Jill lioltmn of the
te.il.Miiiy wu nd.'d and I lie law applied
to it as rltinctoriiy ss it "ail enliiig
riitsd alter tin) p.rviduilty of In-lr Is
i xlmcl," or aoiim n'her h" iry pn"tion
was under r.iixt deration. II nrguoieul
was virile, weighty and prol.c.i'nl.
Jl im.k J. M (.la Slk.
literilnv moin.nu .ln.l.e J. M. lin'. r
roiiH-mwl the " lor tim de i'ii'. lie.
too. made a let.il UU'O i.. ill. Hu I.M IU 'd
slightly from Jo.l.'e W.iUer, biin;'io up
I1PW ipiestiolis a:i. lltvimi..l!. 'I In' . : i
iu thu cnu were ili . ti. in.d laid bale
and the law of the land Sf plied to tin in,
ilicii!atly the law ol 'i i, l.-nw. Ho
explained lucidly T.hy I ore ,i4ii ili.l not
huot lledtii k and alti'iiii. I to e.l. ,le
the Mate's theory of the cn, ( t.ng
authorities in answer t i llie Alli.rnej.
(ifiiernl's aiguiuelits. '1 1)0 Ju.'tu tuna
tleb ba"s voice, ammiotis, sttong, rem.
ut. His thun leriiigs, tbcngli n l uu
luu ieal, liiiihlcn opposition and n-ml
titi.oJ -loubls Into oWiinly. 1rri ii,,
the Jmli!ndcerlecl law snd fscl an. 1 liny
and ilehvrrcd biuiwlf el a 4itorn'.iou to it
UmIiIoiu esiH-Iled In Vi;of and pnth.i,
remindina one of O'lounclla tUing
arte. Lt'K B, wfciuitT.
"Mnv It i.lensu the Court and you. ffen
h.inrn of the lurv." said tirn. Luke K..
Vrnrl.L ariainf. His bsritono Vnu
l.ldln chit k ul tnkii.il up one end ol
ika rut iiullnd ou the rha'll of rvi.leni-0,
Laud orrr hand. Ha couvenu-J with thn
jury, lie tot lip close to them. He
wauled litem to ask hiiu ill and be ono ol
the famllv. Ilo reasoned with thora aa
with old friends on muttors of mutual in
terest. Ins vol oo and tono and actions
wore such as to suggest, if ono couldti t
hear his words: "And Mary Jano, you
say, la tnarriouf uoari aeart Jiappny
marriect, no uouin. Ana tne oia mg
across tho branch, near the uiulWry
tree, fell down last vear? I've been look
ing forit. Well, welll How things change!"
Jlo soon liad tlio jury at caso. no iook
phaso aftor )1uiho of "tho caso. He would
ui vo tho jury a bito of fact und a bito of
law at a time and wait to sco how they
took it. If any of thorn nTunifestod over
feouing and a desiro to ruminate,
ho would pauso and oasiHt them in reduc
ing tho problem to simplicity, no wouiu
ronder tlio most opaipie subject diiuihonous.
Ilo knew ItiHt wliat tlio lury couiu sianu
and properly understand, and did not
crowa them. Anypurtof (Jen. Wright's
spooch, taken by itself, was Himple.
.1 I ' . . ... !...! I in.
JIIHCU IU) H n noio, ji. nun iuj(ii ...
sMiously, trresislibiy logical, ana wnno
carrying conviction, stranglod doubt.
Ho picked up from tho uy ways ana tow
paths of tho caso points and circumstances
unobserved by others. Ho worked and
kneaded these points and circumstances
into batteringrama wherewith he broko
down tho walls of opposition. Ho would
group a cluster of facts and convert them
into tin intelligiblo mass when, presto!
from out the head of chaos would spring a
Minerva of conviction full armored ami
ready for baltlu. His c. including sentence
wero Htartlingly vivid ana suuiimo.
the defenso thus presented to you on be
half of defendant.'1
The caso was thon givon the jury, who
retired and court adjourned.
Up to a lato hour lost night the jury bad
not rcacliod a verdict. Sheriff McLondon
was in charge of the Jury, and all eS'orts
to discover how they stood wore futilo.
MAM'O It U. rATTF.IlSOS.
In tho afternoon Mr. Maleom It. rat
tersou took up tho caso for tho Ktato and
made tho closing speech. Mr. Patterson
made an oxhauslivo review of the case.
Ho was handicapped by a personal feel
ing iu tho matter, which, whilo quicken
Imr tho oneriries. clomis thu understand
ing and lays an unnecessary burden and
reHtriiint liiion otl'urL Mr. Patterson had
attended school with tho Corcoran and
was friendly to tho family. Ho was re
tained in llie case and mado senior coun
sel. Ilo realized tho responsibilities rest
ing upon him and prepared to luako a
death struggle. His owning was cool
and deliberate, but lie soon found thst
the arts of art could not restrain tho llerv
Impulses of natural fitling when aroused.
1 he rules of schools and rhetoric givo
lasting ltiicv and linish to tho orator, littl
the uni'liiinu'i'iihio hilinun heart munt
eiiido and form tho iinniiU. Ho tried to,
but could not help bounding into climaxes
iM'fore thn time; ho tried to, but could not
help concluding sentences which Simula
have been calm and measured In explo
sive orotund. His climaxes became less
ImiireiNive throti 'h freonnncy, and
when eniiihiisis was sought oxlians
lion inti reepte.l tho way. He argued
tho case with mastcrlv t-t ill and
ciiused tho old lawyers for tin defense to
move tineasilr in their seats more than
once. His tlieorv f tho shoolina demon
struled hv the rlothlug of the deceased
mid llie incontrovertible evidence of tho
bullet lm! was very cllective an I most
skillfully put before the jury, an I in clos
ing no rnimiiiouea np a icsorvu mmi uu
drawn iiih.ii nri'vioiislv, and ended in i
in rorarion of singular beaiilv of htugu.igo
and Wealih of imagery.
Tin: il Alius.
After Mr. Pallerson conelmled
nwech llie Jury wi-re
HAVE THE? FOUND THEM? iSjajrAJJSt 3, WSS
Aa3ArLANT3o' Da. H. A. JONES
" BiLIEViiVo BB LOOATKD.
A Little Transaction at the Clarendon
Hotel, a AemarK Afterward, and
Other Inoldanto, Afford
Pretty Strong Evidence.
MENKEN'S BARGAINS TODA
Wo want to do some tall selling during
the hist two days of May today and to
morrow, lake nolo ol our onerings an
seasonable goods such as aro used daily in
overy family. Wo can any nothing that
ill mako you npprecuito mo nargains aa
well as vou run bv neisonal oxuininiitioii
so come today, and como curly although
wilo will hut two days.
The Hook Nate t'oullnaorl Today.
250 nieces hair sinned Oronndv mulls
(in while goods department) whito ground
with tinted stripes colors warranieu last
real value, 15c a yard price today, HJo
12 yards for $1.00.
Se-Far five Ontx-Bn.
All tho aoods in this lot are worth from
10c to 15c crazy crepes, corded stripo In
dia linen, lace striped mulls, colored plaid
lawns all at be a yard.
60 riKCKS CORUKO I'l.AII) MUI.I.S AT 8jc A YD.
i:nnnini:itiK4 ton A nxi I
At lillo Job lot of Kwiss riouncings,
27 inches wide; worth 50c to 75c,
At 17c Swiss Edgings, B to 13 Inches
wido, worth -Oc to Ik'ic.
Kiioics I-adius' flno Dongola Oxford
Ties, hand turned, common sense and
ojinra last, only fl.ftH; cheap at f -.60.
ladies' line 'French Dongola, hand
turned, coinmon-aonso, htulon Hhoesj
regulurprico, J l.5:iand $5; today only SX.V.l.
This is a sure-enough bargain that Indies
who buy good shoos can appreciate.
Hlxa's Ills; llnnnna Bargain Nhe.
100 pa tin of Men's bright Dongola
Southern Ties and I-aeo Uxlords, beauti
ful and serviceable Shoes, just tho thlnir
for suiiiuiiir, and at a price! Well, you'll
wonder when you see tlimn.
Only 1.07 a Pnlr, Only l.7.
ntvs seiKi, in Mrs, m tut.
Men's brown imbrigan Shlria and
Drawers, Ma inch, or 70c a suit not halt
Men's Silk Scarfs, lHo each.
Men's Percale Shirts, 60c wero $1.23.
Indies' all silk ribbed Jersey Vests, 75c
Indies liuuxo Jersey ets, 3-c, or 3
Men's all l.lnrn llr, II inrh. uly
Oa rarfe, mr lur SAr.
Wham Wo offer 150 Indies' Wraps
today at ligures astoniHliiugly low. All
our headed pelerines ami wrai thai weru
$1.50 and Kj.00 marked I'hI.iv at $2.50.
All our jet and colored headed wraps that
wero $10.00 and l2.0d, today only $1.50.
iner wraiis that were .O.iK) and jJo.OO.
l.Hlny only 1 0.00.
I n.liri' anil M.asm' lllnr Aiily Sl..t
illitrueli'd hv fndgo
DuI'mmo . it considerable length, tho limit
coiiKiimcd beinir forty-five iniiiute. The
chnrvii was listened to intently by bolh
. i . i . i i i
counsel ami jury, il w.m in i.n- us. on
character, and aUo lncnrir.ded llie feature
as.uilt au l bilU'rv, filtering inlo n ib llol
linn as follows: "An assault is an inten
tioii .1 nlteinpt by violeiien to do an Injury
to another. 1 hu attempt mind ik inten
lioniil. for it it can be collivled, nol'.vnli
NtiindiiiJ nntw.irauees to the conlrary lhat
there is or was ii.il a jin-sejit purpose unto
injury, uu ru is no ie .ji'iu.
"No tncro wonD, bow opprobrious s.
ever t'nev may b. will lustily an assault
but a man may lawiuhy rein-i toren tiy
loiee. but only to Iho extent tieees. ry to
reisd the force uh.'i SL' iiiist luiu ami t
protect lil nisi II Iron tlireiitemsi inni oiierci
violence; unieM llni nsmiii iiiimii iism
him so Mlddclt. lierco and deadly th
be mav not in safety cease Ins repelling
firtce, In which cnmi he tn.ty even follow
bis aiil ml until all le is,,n.il,lii ilni;er
bus mused, even to Hie lakiug the Inn of
Ins sviBilniit, alw.ivs presii.M,.in that
the d.'len.l illt or delendants is In no fault
In producing thn reiuuui or necemity to
Coininit on to the trMieral rhrtrge on cvl-
lenii', the Court s.iid: "The Court chsrgim
you tlisl II the pr.i snow mm me un
ion. lant, at the lime of the alleged killing,
was a pohio olllcer ol the envoi .tiemplns.
or acting meieiy a a pnain ciii.en, rie
attempted to arrest the deceased without a
warrant, who was comimiiiiikr a punue in
Iciisc, or was threatening a breach of the
pem-n In his pn'm'iiee, ami if, niter notice
ol his intention to arrest him, tho deceased
loicdilv rcKisted the deleuduiit, then the
ih h ud.nil could have us d all tlio Ihm-cs.
rwrv means to nlh-el his nrrcnl, and In so
doini the de4s-:im-d Was killed, the hoini
i t. hi would he jiiMillable. If, on the other
lisiid. the ih teas..!, under tne cirriim
stsucisi. had resulted llie ileleintani, Slid
alter the resiKtance was over, and tne ne
fiiwitv (or killirit! him bad ccasod, then, if
the deleiidsiit kilh d blm, tho crime Wll
at lea-l ls manslHiuhler. In tliisconuec
lion the material one-lion lor vour consid
eration Is, was the itelemlnnt, as an otllcer
or or merely as a private rilire, attemi'ling
to arrest the deiras d lor a public oMenso
committed, or a bleach of the peace
threatened in bis presnm e; Jhdtlio de
fendant k'ive lioliee to Iho decensed thill
siieli was Ins Intention, or did lie, In fact.
attempt to Bintd loin. If not, the act of
kilhntr him could Hot 1st Instilled under
ml, h ideas, and V ml should iliaregaid IL A
iHiiia l.e IM Iiel or llie ill ieil i.ini ni inn
time that the deii iiti'il n.is iu llie comiiiia
moil id a violent leloiiy-thai is, thai hu
was in the art of killing I'oliecmail lloinn
i,r anv other ieioit lin n presiMil, wlln h
colli. I only be lrei riled or ai rested by the
death ol uVrc-ed, Coreerail - I hen, ill that
event, tlio kihiliif would be r Xi'tlhihlo
In .inn oliv liwiul nlaiiee to the com
mi on of a puhoc oio'iiM' may In' made by
the i.iiiiv ai.u'itto lie liiiiire.i, or i.y ot iters.
Si ii in- oliit t im r toil in aid or deleiisti ol
the im c on n'h.iit to ba iuhtreil, may niske
i.-.i.iM.e r-i'.IU .iiil l i crcveiit the i
(.!.. and a t'orsin thus aetnitf
w. tii I lo i'iii u"l UP"I well grounded
iiri'in hens otiS r t'l cso ol idi-deteiiso.
Il II true, a well jtirvimjo-i ihiiu'I main
f..i.-it,lu (Oi ii. is nli.i't to l,o committel
. ill vlei.n. le l.-.s bom i ..! co'liuil'.led IU
previn'oo:i t i.t I; tun, on oiner
li iml. wl.pe. Iho nrirssit renin, by Iho
1 d ; i:i s'lamlorlne Ms b'ii!n to
......oi ih irime. Ili-n. aid u.l ir sorli
riie.inmlatirci, to k il hi.n wol.ld liol be
kI,iiIi ... '1 i'H il l.ie 1 i o.); snow tnai
the deerawd Crrrefsn, oil coiJin out oi
the im ItMiiro ol the r.ve tisck with a drawn
I in I km, aoeroa.-hcd tlid ttclcll'l
snl. with other piaous thrn engnged
in ho .hnc ins iirntner. ivi i""1"""!
mud thn,. iKilntiint Ids pistol at
--, J " -
. mm in tha bartv. inrc'ie
lined to shoot l.lm or all of Iheso
iri.rxms If thpv did mil relcae bta lirotiier,
snd on being toij bv one ot the party to
r awav. that no harm InteudisI to
hi looil.i.r nil ilia irMuJ wslketl on,
I tils annnoscd do-
s'ga lo kill the M.,on or persons who
weis holding Ins brother, then, In lhat
event, ti the delpn l.mt shot and killed the
iliM-nuand tila Mel In mil .lidlnf would Dot
be cxi usable; and if theae or like slate of
fact SO j.ieariiig, yuu should disregard
Si-Kent, Tout v Osr.y 25 dor. mi French
Woven Cor.s d.s, 751 bones, livu honk
a t orscl llial would oe gooii vaino in
Te.lay nl Bllr. nnly Oilr.
I'liKtrr Dm.ihiji, 1 to 4 years,
at PS- -were $2..0.
Ciicai' Taih.k -5iV will biivrheap g.Kls
today III Milniin I'nderwe.ir ll. purliiient.
Npl.ire neea liemiKO, 1'iawir.t iiiniiiieu
in lorelion 1jui, iiown iriiuiueii in i am
luic Kullles all big bargains on the .Vic
liildrrn's liosa mul Itrnnrrs Mcdiircil
Diikss Oooiis Toimv 10.) pieces yard
stride, li.rnred linlistes, such lis are aold all
over at l.'ic ami 13c, wo will sell tho en
tire lot today
At A m Yrl-Oaly Us a Yard.
f0 pieces Challl dela-go at 60 secure
this bargain it's a stunner.
Wiik it IImns, Wm:ui, On, Wnrtiit
lo yon lav the wel umbrellas? Don't do
il any more, 1ml buy an umbrella sUml.
t ou can gel a goo.i ono tor a inue.
TiMlay We Nell I'mbrrlU Mlauils lor
Indeed, lu le 'd, lliey are worth miieli
more. S was llie prne.
Ilrass I'mbrella Mauds at $1.25, worth
MM Nickel Silvor t I.H'k at N'K.
li-ipiart slauiM-d bhs k tin dndipans lHi'.
List m r kot i.Ksr: I'seful things in
nm III aisle I'earl dress buttons, L'n a
dozen; siH'rul maehinooil, 4e; brasa photo
f-ames. cabinet sire, 5c; llailey's hwiin-
down face powder, 5c; chamois skins, 7c;
jelly vavlinc, 11" metal pull boxes, ,c.
lioiu.iirs a u isou ss rsiMiioi: t uu a- aio
lod.iv is 2V, the tM huu is 3'ie, Iho )0C
sire Is iHW'. .
TUB J. 8. WENKt.N COMPANY.
by the pupils of
Sirs. I'. II. I rletllirra.
assisted by iho best talent of iho city,
V. M. II. A. HALL.
Thursday Lvrning, May ;;ti, at 8 o'clock.
1 n'kels, no cents,
for aalo at llon. k's music store, Main
uni t, and I, itrmaii x lo. s music
store, Svisilid atrect
B. O. TOOF & CO.
Will Till Order, Tor
III ItUUlt t I'll lu,
As lm mm Any lleua In Amerlea.
A quiet but peVaiHtcnt and syslematlc
search has been, in progress since tho ap
pearance of tho, spurious "church notice'
in tho Scimitar Saturday, reflecting upon
Iho Hov. Dr. IL A. Jonoi, for tho author.
Tho indications ara nmt there will ho
developments of a sensational character,
especially for tho congregation and friends
of tho Court Street Cumberland Presby
Immediately aflor the notice went to
the public, through the medium of the
Scimitar, Dr. Joucs wroto letters to the
moderator and statod clerk of tho Mem
phis lWoytory, to find out if any one bad
corresponded with them about a called
meeting of tho presbytery. Tho following
answers wero received yesterday, thus
showing that tho guilty parties have ren
dered themselves further liable by fabri
cating a libel on tho Memphis Presbytery.
. . Urxtkb, Tciiii., UiiySJ. 18S9.
Tlio Hcv. If. A. June:
Dear brother Yours of 27th to hand
and contents noted. 1 am very uitu.li sur
prised that any ono should hnvo put such
a notice iu tho paper. No ono has written
or said ono word to 1110 about a called
meeting of presbytery at any time, und 1
will not call 11 invellng unless thu book is
complied with. Fraternally yours,
It. 1'. Smith,
Moderator Mointdiis Presbytery.
Aiiu.xutos, Ti nil., Muy US, InH.
The Iter. II. A. Juno, llciiipliin, Ten a :
Dear Sir and Urother -Vmirs of yester
day received, in reply 1 would say I
know nothing oImiuI a called meeting of
the .Memphis 1'reshytcrv. I think, as
slated clerk, 1 ought to know something
about tho called meeting bclore it is au
nouncad in the new s.apors. This must
lie n (also announcement. Your friend
and brother, Joitx D. Hi'xtkii,
Slated Clork Memphis Presbytery.
With the proceedings of tho Cumber
land Church Si'saion, after tho morn
ing services last Sunday, readers of
Tim A I't'K.iL are familiar.' Something
like $MK wai pledged by individual uiein-
bcra to uncover the ier)trutor, if tho
expenditure of that amount of money was
necessary, and it i positively lailievud as
much more WJiild U clK-erfully cuntrib
ulod by members of tho assailed pastor's
congregation if a call wero mu.lo.
As an evidence of tho aeMous intent of
thu reverend gentleman mid his friends,
lliu following was published to tho world
" i ho Uev. IL A. Jones authorizes tho
Srimitnr to stuto that ho w ill pay the boy
who delivered tho bogus church notice
concerning him at tho .Vimif.ir ollice hist
Saturday $100 if he can identify the parly
who gave il to bito."
An Arrc.iL n-jvirier called on Ir. Jones
yesterday to learn what progress had been
made 111 the iuW'Stli;atiou. From what he
learned it looks like a caso very nearly
coinpluled. Cijuuliiblaneo after circuui
st.iliee is being' quietly collei'ted and put
to-older, and Oil'.ias thu bottom unex
pe ludly drops out very soon the religious
community wilt h.ivo something to talk
idiom, lai-,1 llinrsday liiero upiearod at
the Clarendon Hotel a man who stands
lne.li us a citu.n and business man, whose
1111 1110 is kuowil, but withheld for tho pres
ent, ami pai ball y t-ngiiL'ed rooms for
tiiirty or forty vilois, roiuing, as hu said,
lo attend a meeliiin of tho Memphis l'res
hynry, called lo meet here alum I June 10.
The 111, in informed the hotel clerk that ho
could ! am llie exact nnmlsT of dolciritcs
by calling upon Dr. il. A. Jones. When
asked for his name bv tho clerk, tho man
would only stale lhat ho was Serving as a
coiuiiiilteo' ol arrangements, and it
was all right. The next day, Fri
day, the clerk railed un the pas
tor for his information, but was sur
prised out of a year's growth lo learn
that il was all a (.ike of lk. ipiality. Tho
clerk could not tell w ho Hie man was, but
descrils'd hint pretty accurately, and fur
ther said the proprietor of the ('laivndoit
was there at tho tune, and would probably
In) ab.c lo enlighten them, lie was. Tho
name was promptly fumodicd. Il has also
las-n ascertained lhat tho sumo man re
marked to a llmrotiu'lily resKiiiible ac
iiuaiiilaiice, on Saturday before tlio .Vino'.
1 . ,,!,....,
lor iipH'arei, wur iiiuu jmiciihii irieu i
In ferring to Dr. Jones w ill hear some
thing droit he lore tho sun goes down this
Dr. Jones lirvt a lot i f oilier klrnng cir
riiuistaiili.U evidence, and as the uisn re
ferred to is a member of his ixmgrcgalion,
ho will pml ably nak lor a meeting of tho
presbytery liini.ll, and havo the offetider
Hu d. As to tho framing of the notice that
caused the slir and agnwuivo movement,
suspicion involves number prominent citi-
sen, one who is not a eouiinunieiiiii 01 me
rburi'h, but who has lor the past year or
two taken a lively intercut in its allairs,
and is an ardent friend uu 1 supporter of
the mint who liguriNl at tho Clarendon
Hotel. A rompiir.sou of llie writing in the
original "church" ni.riouiusjnient and in
other ssrimena of the susM'cte. mail's
peiiu:iiu-liii shows a itrnug si.ni'.urity, and
has beeu proiioiincoil 0110 and the same
he would meet them at a future dav. He
said he would bo glad to have a copy of
the proposition made to tho Maliono
Coramilteo, and tho committee promised
to send it to him.
After each mombor of the committee
had bocn presontod to the President they
retired and returned to tho Ebhitt House,
where they hold another mooting and ap
pointed a commit too of ton to wait on tho
President and make an appointment with
him for a visit by the delegation at some
TIGHT LACED CADETS.
Why the Uniform at West Point Will be
From His Npw York Stiu.
It is said that tho main reason for tho
movement to chango tho uniform of the
men in tho first class at West Point is that
they damage thoir systems with tho
present gray jackets. Theso jackets nrg
cut almost to a corset tightness in the first
place, and since they don't wear out as
fast as tho cadets grow thoy naturally get
tighter and tigh tor each fow mouths. The
women have taught tho boys to bo very
proud of the slim waists that distinguish
the corps, so that each follow hangs 011 to
his jacket as long us ho can. it is said
that 0110 day when a cadet fell into the
water his commanding ollicor ordered him
to take off his jacket and w ring it. The
youth did so, and displayed beneath, it
nothing but nn uudurshirt with cull's and
collar ninnad to it An investigation fol
lowed, and showed that w hereas most of
bigger boys had been obliged to discard
their ahirts. there were even some who
had had to cut away tho lower halves ol
their undershirts in order to button their
jackets around their waists. This will not
surprise soldiers. In every country there
are swell regiments that achieve good
looks more or less in the sumo way. There
aro even tales of the sort about some of tho
dandies iu our own Seventh.
FHOM SAVAtlK TO rtVlUZATiny.
SWIFrS erKOIFIC Is a simjilo vegsUiblo
comjiound prepared from roots freshly gath
ered from tha forest Tlio formula was ob
tained from tho Creek Indians by the whites
who had witnessed the wonderful cures of
blood diseases made by that trilie. It has
1011 usodsinco 1829, and has boon tho great
est btosing t'l mankind in curing diseases of
tho blood, In many instancek after all other
remedies had (ailed.
Swift's Specific cured me of terrible Tetter,
from which I had suffered for twenty lona;
years. I have now been entirely well for five
years, and no sign of any return of tlio dis
ease, W. U. Wiuiit.
lingers, Ark., May 1, 1889.
One bottle of 8. S. 8. cured my son of bolla
and rUinus, which resulted from malarial
poison, and affected him all the summer. He
had treatment from 11 vo doctors, who failed
to benefit him. J. B. Wins. .
Cavanal, Indian Territory.
I have taken Swift's Specific for secondary
blood poison, and derived great benefit. It
acts much better than potash, or any other
remedy that I have ever used. . 1
11. F. WiKuriEi.il, M.D., llichmond, Va.
CV3 amy a Life
HAS been saved by the prompt use of
Ayer's Pills. Travelers liy Isml or
ana are liable to constitution or other
derangement of the stomach ami bowels
which, If neglected, lewd to serious and
often fatal conarquoncea. The moat sure
Dieans of correcting these evils Is the use
of Ayer's Catliartlo Tills. The pru
dent sailing-master would as soon go to
sea without his chronometer as without
a supply of these Pills. Though prompt
and energetio In operatlou, Ayer's I'll Is
leave no 111 effects j they are purely
vegntaMe and siigar-coutod the safest
inedlcliio for old aud young, at home or
" For eleht years I was afflicted with
rnnsiipation, which at lout became so
bail that Hie iloetrs could do no more
for 1110. Then 1 larunn to taka Ayer's
Fills, and soon the Imwrels recovered
their natural aud regular action, so thai
now I am iu
belth."-Mrs. C. E. Clark, Tewksbnry,
"I regard Ayer's Fills as one of the
moat rrhahle if. lirrnl remedies of our
times. Tliev have been In use In my
family for aifwihma requiring a puma
live, and have given unvarying aaiisfue
' tlon. We have found them an excellent
vinedv for colds and built frvers."
V. K.'Wuodnou, Fort Worth, Texas.
For several s ears I have relied more
upon Aver's Pills thyn iion anything
cImi In the niedlelne ehrst, to r.-itulale
ntv how-elsarid those of the ship's erewr.
Tiiesn Pills are not aevers in their action,-but
do their work Oinrenslily. I
have iiaud lliem with pood elf ret for
the cure of rheumatism, kldie'T trou
bles, and dvspepsla." I'apt. Mueller,
Htesiiikhip Felicia, Now York City.
"I have found Arer's Cathartic Plllfl
lolsia better family ineillelne for com
111011 nae than any oilier pills within my
Know ledge. Tiny aro imt only very
rlleetlve, hut sale and plenum! to take
qualities whleh must make them
valued by 'he rul.be." Jules llauul,
l'erliiini r, Philadelphia, Ta.
Dr. J. 0. Ayer T Co., Lowell, Matt,
Bulit by all llwUars la tledlrbiM.
TUB B1Q1IT TO rAHADB.
by a I
la Water taaaMmera.
J. W. X. llrowno Is prepared lo put In
water connections and plumbing repairs
on short notice and at the luwuet prnvs,
and with sm h prom nines as lo avoid any
arrests or lines. Telrjilmne b'JO; I Sec
Memphis (nrria Waraa,
No. 81 AMI) 83 Mauisos Strskt,
Itullders of Pino Vehicles.
No c arpentera wanted in Little Rock. On
strike. CAarKirxas' I mo 292.
Old brandies for medicinal nae.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases rnallcd free. The Swift Specific Co., Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ca
KSTA-IILISIIKD 1803. INCOItPOKATED 1888.
George Arnold Company,
Dealers in Railroad and Levee Contractors' Supplies.
3G4 Front Street, Memphis, Term.
GEO. AUN'ObD. Pres't L. 80LARI. Vlce-Pres'fc
W. O. FLYNS. C. 9. DcUAUIis.
, J. OATHS, Beefy and Treaa,
A. A. AM NOLI).
. Cochran St Co.
Ik-', - tZvLr-j . '-
1 1 saojp s- 2
: tzzzM&ixrj.? vvj. -t,.t vv
CAW AND PlaAJJINO HULL, NAVY-YARD.
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Molding, Lumber,
Lath and 8hmgls, Flooring. Calling and Cadar Posts.
MEMPHIS, - - - - TSIsTIsr.
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000.
Makes Loans on Improved Fnrms In Tennessee, MIirIfiiIppI and Ar
kansas. Also on Improved City Property. Tho UiRhast Markot
Prlco Paid for Stato, Cjmty, Towoahiy. City,
Eohool and Wator Bonds,
DfS. BEITS k BETTS ffice: RoomZGotton Exchange Building
010 Main Bt., Memphis,
Mturilia hii'aui t'armil I'lraninj an.l
lU'iiovaiing Woika, l.'U Ikale alreeU Tole
I.ADtc. be aura lo aca F. l.avLnu'a !LV
11. 'I-...i. ... .... "
Intorontlnf Decision Made
Clin itio, III., M iy '."J. A qncalionof
iiolitic.il, rcliniou aivl a-a-ial litn-riy ia ilia-
i iiKs,.,! by Justice Mor.ut of tlm A.cllalo
t'i. nit, in a ilis isi.in lijrciit lie linlila that
the city of CliicaKi lul l no ri-Iit to rcprcse
tmliily tMiiailiS Iu tlio aiiccU. John
Tr.itu r, a Kilvaliiiu Armv Captain, m
airi'blcil ami Illicit In tho Criminal Court
l..r ii.Hii.lnii i.n llie atrccts, tho tno'Cii-
liuii I ciiu nmlcr aivor linaiii a proliiliilinu
i;ir;i.li's, cxicpl On T'io 'nnil n tlm Mi
I'riiitcnili'iit of l'-ii'. 'I roller appcalnJ
fmiii the line tjtirt Justue Mo'bii makes
tho iiniiortaiil niVaif Unit a is rnnt fnuu
tho polii chiof iiT imt wvca.Ai-y where a
air i-it pur.i.lo It mi l.) in a (jnicl ami
orilerly milliner. Juiiiv tiaiv, il nihlii'sa
haviiiR In uiiii'Tthn amir. Ins; riola, tlia
a.n'a ami hol la Ih il it conn noierly
willilii polit e puis 'ti s to pruhibit pur.iilca,
viroiNiA itr i'Uuucans.
Trying to ParauaJa tlio rraalilont to
Tbiow aiiihone Or nr.
Waaiiinuto, May 1 1 rc.pinae lo
a call taim J 1 V. 1. tinnier,
chalriiian of the auli- Maliono minx of the
lu'puhlican party of Vlrjrliiia, a delega
tion, coniK4cJ if alinut 150 of the moat
prominent monition ol tiu( aoctiou of the
party, met at the Khhitt llouao to Jay and
prepared a couiinuiiii ill.ni a.lilrcasrd to
(irn. Mahone, to bo mliinilU'il to hit com
mittee for their apptoral or n-jiition.
The coinmllloe then culled opnu the
rrcalilcnt lr the pni'.c nf preaeniinK to
him their aide "I tllf 'I'lisiiimt of lipnl-
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ln-.nl V 1 11 IV,IS U.IlM.lin t".'i W"r,
I.a ft M.u.rf. alul..a nt l.laua. I .inula,
(lan.aliH. ..j.r.ii. il ilrlu. Atr.u
to-loiy . la-Mr r"Oiirirt. 'all I'millill-nea.
bull. ( I'nsi t. amdr i.f nl'ina. anj
On. I. I. In a burl'n, -rSLl. tttlttMttLl
..a vmiiir, i.v t't'urrt
BLOOD AND SKIN
it.ii.ti. mm, i It. MtuinUlalv ars.llistl wllh.ail
tiw iu ol avwiiry. aiiotiiia. krjlsia, r.raf
sa. El ,L bi i taialra. V'ms-i. Iyim In lha
Hm4 SB4 IXMiaa. T'illlH" Hsrta Throst ""''J
and titetiia Cal.rrli, . ff llM A NKM LTf
I it ir 1 1 u ii KM riTll i'k i MiVI r All. I II.
riqnrn-y ol t'rtrsiio. Inn. high onlnf-t of
stun milk aadlawul oa iuai". uman.,
iill. ( i.lltis. fui, pruiupU asil latalr aunJ.
1 Uaige. raaw labia
TO Y0U.1G HEli ASDKIDDLE AGED 1SEH,
A SURE CURE
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l.nn.f arUhi thlrj-alad.oln- . rJ W
nt lairav.ir "Haeilr toauil ac ""'
lit. x'lPsi wiumui injur..
IMr tana sanla aaaiur
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orvrlna alwaia. a4 aM taa
Itmarndajapa. A4raaioaall oa
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n. w. nr.
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Wholesale Grocers and Cotton Factors.
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