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THE MEMPHIS APPEAL: SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 1889.
THE SCENE BRIGHTENS.
C11EERINO PROSPECT FOR A GRAND
Eample Replies From a Number Who
Bad Their Attention Directly Called
; to the Proportion A Meeting Soon
to be Called.
It it ono of tho most gratifying an
nouucituiunUTiiB Aitiul bus boon jcr
niittml to tnako (or some timo, that its
wirnest msge lion to tho musical reo)lu ot
tho city Is about to bo ttikuu up find put
into active ojierution.
In otbur wonls, Moniliis will, it is
1idhm1 and bclicvcil, soon liavo a Inryo nnil
Ihuroiijjlilj harmonious music club, (tilt of
rvsolulion, ami buiKling In conformity
with the past's experiences.
Ou Friday iiibt, postal cards wore aont
to about ouo buiutrod of tho city's musical
i'opli by a R.-iitliMiiou who disirxs eucli
OManixution to such ns wore known by
li i tit to bo valuable as Ili'tivO UK'llibirs
culling tboir nitcntion diroetly to tho prop
osition. Koiilios caino (touring Investor
day in a volume that uVmonilrateil a
butivr for just soumtliinK of tbnt nnrt.
It shows conclusively that tlioito who ran
siiur, and love to sing and labor for tho
adviiuct'iiii'iit of music are resolved to re
pudiate tho reproach put upon them, that
"it is utterly ltnpoMible for tboin to re
main bound t'V'hcr for tboir own and
the (ener.d pM)d." They have learned
that unity in the work Is possible aud ad
vantageous in the rxlruniu. Without or
ganization, lntt-lliipMit and concerted
cllort, no amount oF local capabilities cm
ever rise above tho eurfmn. lheau aro
lessons of pant failures, and with tho
further and essential ono, that a music
club must belong to no ouo individual
meinher, or cli'juo of them, tint it must
in no (w'iimo bo a ijriiiilstoiie for tho sharp
ening of privato axes, forms tliu basis Umu
which it is prepared to erect the imposing
Inquiries, by telephone and otherwise,
w pre directed to tho gentleman whose iiamo
was attached to tho curd, as to various
Meus of detail, minor and material, to pre
vail in tho orpuur.a'ion. Tub. I ol tlixm
the reply was that details were tho
of the rocietv in p'ticral llieetoi.
Silectiotis, tliero wore perhaps
who would ii ii i to with it
(oil Id wild would not bo ablo
wilim O'Iv.iiko 1 1 1 1 ii ut llio proprr
Iiiiio. j do lifht tiling was to K't llieiii to-gi-tlicr,
then proceed Willi tho foundation
nud liuiidiii;!. Ihiu thought to bo homo,
in mind, from fit nt to last, was to build so
drlilctaicly, wisely and well, that when
advancement was mado it Wotihl bo
healthy and of a permanent character.
A iflaiicc at Itio character of replies re
ceived will serve as a reluihlo in lex to tho
slate of mind id I lie iniinic.il people, Ono
g.-nl Iriunn w i ilea:
"1 do believo a larjjo music, club, pro
titled it is romluctod in a common -M-iimi
luiiiiioM maimer, and tho management
placed in tho bauds of persona iutrresti'd
in furthering art in our c.ty, would not
only ho valuablo to tho unities! -oplo,
but to tho city at larite, and I believe our
peoplx are ready (or such a move at iiroscnt.
You will luivo in v hourly ro-ooralioii in
Tho fort'ifuiiiif resHini was from pro
lessor, mid anoiher says:
"Anything I ran do toadvanoo tho mu
sical intercuts of our city and put it on a
pur witb other pluTes, and oven hIhivo
them, will be dono cheertullv. 1 love
aleinpbia and its peoplu uud want to sco it
A lady teacher writes:
"J think such a inns, c club would Iks of
gn nl hem tit to all iiiiihn-jiI people, and I
wiiiid heartily co oktuIc."
A gentle mau who baa been on mora
than one ship when it went dow :t. bill
never became dislicarfie I bcyoud rn
"I sip r Steed in u'tv siixlons to see a mu
sic tlub or-:ini. d in Memphis, and am
Mtilled that it would ! a groat benrlil
to the citv. You rail rely on ma to lake
as lum h interrti aa any one. It I am not
In tho city whi u you have a mooting, vote
"1 see no reson why a musical club.
audi as Ins An Ml. miL-jculed In one of
ilsroernt issins.could Uol Is' ortfanuod. t
is w list Memphis lias needed fur years xtsL
We surely bavs as good material hero as
any city in tbo South. I heartily indorse
the movement, and promise my hearty
And still another.
"Mich a club as you eoak of. Von
dueled in a common souse, business man
ner,' would, in my rsliiiistion, Imi ery
tlrsirahlo to rvcrliody, but particularly to
A leaduiK luisincsa mail and pleading vo-t-slmt
anweis all tbo quostious in one
1 ho qilotHtions Illicit proceed to ((rout
L nnth, but It la uunecisnnry. All save
ono wore tu liio same strain, aud the ex
ception Is i:i veil lor its novelty, tho creat
ive of that same old Impremion, tho
writer will lind eutiioly outgrown. Here
"lu'ply!n In your query, '! von not
Seheve a tsr mu-ic club, i-ondinied in a
kiinuion sen)1, bii'iiiexs iniiiiuer, would bn
linmeiix'ly valushln lo mu-ical eopla ol
the city and the city ip'iieiitllv" 1 Imvo no
ln-aitatiou ill snyiuii that 1 'do, 1 have
a'o no hi filiation in sayiiiK that I U lievo
tlia liirenliiiu ot a practical, rcoiiouiicsl
llyuiii tiischine would facilitate atroiioin-
leal ri p--iir. li, uud I look lor the ou at the
msio tune as the other. 'Common sen','
'Ui-im-M,' and 'mume cbiln' do not grow
on the same bili. ,-l lieu canal uot g ilhrr
pra,!. . Iiuin llionis, nor lik Iroin Ihmih s,'
tho lanirtUk'O ol Holy Writ, fan 1 I hi
rche.l iih,u to co-oK-iate? I cannot, ex
cept tiiiHliei illv, ss inv eitH-rieueo bus
Mlusys Ism a ,.w l0
Lneiiihf rs of iiio oiKimutloiis do all the
pullimr, and 1 am lii.t l.d.l cuoiicb win u I
K into sn rnterpriMi to pull uiy le-urt out
mini r uinn see ll tail. active mem
lamhip (,.r ine, tl.oinh I ahull Imi bappy
lo do what I can lii the way ol Utiyinii
tu k. ta. etc." '
'Ibis asms writer, when ho lesrns of his
Uiis-ipproheiision llirouuli sclual nsulls,
will boa liieiuU r ol divided aclhity- not
to kei p tho so. ,.-ty Iruin iKtioiiiiiiiuiis ( ol
ure, but lo sid in earn 1114 it lorwaid to
jrindi r and uiom lasting' achli veinciita.
Now lor some linwly sui.i-itiona Iroin a
ri'litlcinau who will I uiiai.ietoaid tho In
stitution by bis presence and ptactieal sup
Krt: Mssrait, T, June I, JvJ,
loibs KitttarotTbs A.l
CompUIng with your reijumit of last
h'unday, 1 berewitli write y.m, iu as lew
words aa iossiblo, and froiua stnit'lpsuut
ililJi rent, h rhsts, from any you miht
have rooeivoil, my views In ri urd to a
tnusiral oritsuitstion. The etainlimiut I
that of a visitor who bus apeiil 01110 two
and a half years among you, aud now is
bout to Use bis departure, ronse-im-nlly
without personal Iniereet nr prejudice
alonipbia bss, without qiiivtmn. inont
amsteur vocalists, and of a more adi . 1 -ed
cla, tbau auy city of double Its KjTiila
tiou that I know of, and 1 have liaveted
niucb. Yet wltLout a leader, with
out a atandsrd not on whom you
sn look lip V vend iiy, "there
Is a iiuisbod aUi a-.t'. but mauy
w ho would soon attain that omlnonco by
tbo proper trainina snd the correct In
centive. That incentive would coma
through the society of musical peoplo as
soon us tbo orjfanlatJoii proved its objoct
to bo a lauditblu ono, and ns far from per
gonal motives as tbo hcavcua nro from
llio tnalorial you have; tho time is as
good As any during the year. Tax oacli
mombor, but tax them gently. Woro I in
tending to remain in Muinpbis, I would bo
ono of tbo first (and I bavo proven my po
sition in tho mimical circle), to sign tho
following RK'roomont, which 1 humbly sug
Rest, diuflod and signed by each mombor
ns is enrolled:
"I, (nntno), hereby agrco lo and
promiso that 1 will not sok nor oxnoct to
take tiny prominent part in tbo public
work given by this fSociotv unless called
upon by tho proper committee, and will
consider it my duty mid a privilego ut any
uud all times to do (ho choral purls.
Choral soclutios are elevating to tho
musses, mid mora rsochilly to active
mi'iiihi'r, in 111 oro ways than ono, and aro
especially freo from tbo demoralising ten
dencies subject to all amateur oporottcs.
Theao aro my idous. lEcspeetfully,
V. 1. Skwabh.
Tbo meeting will 1 called nt an onrly
dnto at n central location, when it is hoped
every ono interested will bo in attendance.
It is also hojied I hey will como eiuippud
with a large and well-assorted stock of
suesiloiis for tbo aocio'y'a woll-boing
QUITS A BSNSATIOM.
An Incident That Promised Much But
Yesterday a certain itrort in a certain
neighboi hovnl, within tho limits of the
Taxing I'istrict, was cubvenod by tho np
IK iiruuce of two young men holding mi
excited conversation. Iteloro a crowd
gathered tho disputo w'as brought to a
close and tbo diapiitants separated. Tho
cause of tbo troublo is ono of those oc
currences which shows that it is daingor-
ous In mix money matters with fiiend
shin or even a tenderer passion. It seems
that ono of tbo young men bad boon sweet
on a certain society lady of llio city. The
young lady bud an eye to business and
succeeded in boirowinz S.'.iO from tho
youug man. This iTUrre I in the hey
day of happiuims when all w:u smooth
and sorvne. ThiiiK's changed, as they
sometimes will. Tho young lady did not
have (ho same feelimr for the young man
as she was wont. This msde the young
mail wralhy. ll demanded the return
of his lucre. The youug lady, though
frai;ilo and delicate, held a grip on llio
f .'.VI that could not hnvo been broken by
a trip hammer. - H10 held on to the
boodle, l lio voium man wroto her sev
eral notes to which tint young lady deigned
not to reply. I-mall v 0110 of the noti-s de
manding 1 fie return of the monor full into
the lunula of mater fauillias anil a storm
was raised. The young lady bad (h it con
venient attribute, a brother, who, learning
of tho trouble, culled ii sister's creditor
to account nnil m ono was only averted
by the rarest chance. Who were tho
parlies? Whcro do (hey live? Echo
answeis, 'They live," and Tim Ai-ixl
will not vouchsafe auy further information.
Arrested for Threatening
Kill Hie Wife.
Henry Kppt was arrested and locked up
in the station house last nibt on a war
rant a 11 out by bia wife, wbicli is a
novel! y in ktsulf. If tbo charges against
Mr. I'p nro proven be Is surely iu a bad
boat. The warrant reikis:
"Itcforo mo, M. T. ttai vln, ono 01 tho
Jiiituvs of the I'eaco lor si tj county, (his
day M-rsonally camo Mrs. I.isxio I'pps,
who, being duly sworn according to law,
IfiHMulh anil no It 1 that Henry r.iia. her
biisliand, being a continued drunkard,
and when drunk a most desperate, unn-ii-soiiahlo
and vicious man, baa not only
threatened lo murder her, but baa lately
on divers occasions prepared weapons of
destruction and laid in wait to kill her,
and she, tho aMlatit, bath Just cause to
li ar, and does tear, that Henry F.pai, her
drunken husband. Will do tier soino great
bodily barm, or cause the same to be
done, or otherwise violate the laws of (he
Stale by committing crimes and inisde-
tiiranota aMiiist the peace and dignity ol
(he Mate, if not restrained by law.
Kpt is a worthless rhaiaclor, who
Is well known around town. Ills wife
is a roaM-cUblo woman ol modest aud re
One Hundred and Forty-Ssven Mormons
Pass Through Memphis Yesterday,
The Kansas City Koiito rocoived from
connecting lines yostenlsy a consigniuenl
ol 117 Mormons lor Kansas City en mute
to I lab. They were raw material, fresh
fimn the other sido of tbo Atlantic. They
were fnim l'olaiid, Hungary, the tulneeol
t ornwall, N-ainlinavia, Kotlsnd, I riissis,
uinuon and oilier imiIiiis. ihe men were
rough, uncouth annuals snd entirrly wel
come to I tab. Tbo women were not lovely.
Ihry were not comely. 'I hey worn not
lisuilsome. Iliey were liroad shoulilered
amaioiis, with bauds like csnviissed bams
and Iscea like Mexican Ism k saddles. IVr
hops they were considered Icautdul in
their own country; jo-ilmps they are "not
pretty, but a.1 gissl 'tlmt most negative
id all iiegalivo compliments. Tho largo
crowd ol young gentlemen who rushed to
the ileixil to see Hie new comers returned
iu digtit exclaiming, 'Tub csu have
1 1 1 Ml.
I'll KIN C. WIllUllT.
Journalist and Writer.
N'ewspsN-r artii list of all kinds written,
letters, essays, reports, circulars, etc.,
written or arranged (or publication
ieochra prepared, deseriptive articles,
sdvcrliacmcuta, hsid notices; any kind ol
articles, li nn a love-letter to a challenge,
or from a sermon to a theater party writ
ten. All communications strictly confi
dential. A d.lress, rsre of business oflico of
cither dally pser.
IMraliar. arpl. sh4rsi m4 Mai-
'snb punbsiied ol Miicholl A Hryson,
I s Maui stn-et, at the lowest posililo
prtiefc Ihey invito partusidesiring to vir
chsse giNhls in their lino (o call and ex
smlnu priii-e l. ( iro buying goods, and
thereby save money,
Tin Fountain spring House of Yau
kisihs. Wis., one of Ihe Isrgest and finest
Bummer remrt hotels In the I'nited Msles.
will on for tb season on June 1ft, ami
it is said Hist tbo new schedule ol rsti-s
are, In provortiou to the elegance of Ilia
accomiuodslloiis, cicenbngly roasouable,
When out shopping don't forget to call st
rloyd tt MiNinry a for lunch or tboir do
hcloos Ice cream,
In Kol ling Iteds at lUiosles Kurnlture Com
psny, No, 3'A hocond street
Hsva Memphis Htesm laundry furnish
lowol ras k with esuipiuciiU;'IV r week.
Iu aMi snd Jewelry repairing, Tbayor,
HE WITH DRAWS IT.
AND DOINO BUSINESS AGAIN AT THB
Capt, John J. Dsrragh Still Marches
on the Boiler Deok of the Inspeotor'a
OBlos Ujw tho Matter Was Brought
C.ipt, John J. D.irragh has withdrawn
bis resignation as Local Boiler Inspector of
fitonmlioats and lias boon ordored to duty
in bis old oflico, was a bit of news which
leaked out of tbo bonded warohouso of
tbo United Statos on tho bin IT, aftor being
kept duly scaled for a few days. Perhaps
tho news was drowned out by tbo noises
complained about in that locality of Into
It looks like civil scrvico reform but it
isn't It only means tbore la no vacancy
to bo filled this time.
dipt Liurragb bought tho Ruth (or him
self uud associates, as tho story goes, and
was to command bor (or bor now owners.
Tho day tho trado was mudu be tele
graphed his resignation to tho .Secretary of
(ho Treasury, to take effect when bis suc
cessor should bo appointed, or sooner if
that ollicial should determine ho could no
longer bold tho otlico bucauso ol tho prohi
bition in tho rules ugaiust owners of steam
Ixials being' inspectors, Tho Keerolary im
inoiUiilely convened tho Hoard of Desig
nators to noiuinato a successor whenever
tbo resignation should bo accepted, which
bo would do upon Ihe suggestion ol as
good a man, who would bo bard lo find.
Hut hero was n pretty bowdydo, Tho
board was composed of two Democrats and
ouo Koimblican, and this looked ominous
for the applicants, who were all llepubli
cana and claimed tho pleco of pie. There
was consternation in llio camp. Tho In-siH-ction
Soivivo did not wish to give up
(. apt Darragh, one of its beat if uot its
best man, tho river men and steamboat
owners did uot want to give him up,
the boiler makers did not want to give
him up, and tho people whoso
cargoes snd lives float on tho rivers did
not want to give him up. And so it camo
to pas there was an inrrcasd o( pressure,
and a loading down of safely valves to
prevent bis eseupiug in the way rroHd.
lie was sat down uimiiu Fiiuilly ho tele
graphed to know if ho might withdraw bis
resignation if the liiilh could lind
another captain and lie bo re
leased from bis engai'ineiits, and ho
was told to stay, and ha stayed. The sic
rotary revoked the call for the Injard and
restored the slaliu g in anUi resignation.
as tho diplomatist would s'ato tho prop, mi
lion, lie is still the iusHct r of boilers,
and Capt. Dugau and ( apt Hall aro
laimv unco Ui:ain. so renortuivs. If there
aro any hearts that ache nobody has been
informed of ll, for lapt. Darragh is
very popular with everybody, and
is n 1110 it thoroughly competent and
clll-ient ollic-r. As to politics, bn has no
mora politics than a well-led bishop or
well-regulated bi-iiille. Nor Is It a is. lin
eal olli'-it. It is likely tho popular boiler
inspector will stick, but if bo does not, bo
belongs to the kind of urn whoso gciuiti'S
always command employment, if llio pub
lic doosu I biko advantage ol thorn.
VOlO-3 OP TUB POPLR
A Memphis Mather Flea Ivr Llbrrlr,
lo I tic K.IHnr n( lli
rir Iiy do we havo lo p.iy roi.l lo
livo on the land? Ilecauso tbo law allows
it Why did our ancestors fight so many
years for freedom, and why have wo not
now that freedom? Ilecauso our law does
not allow it. Who make our laws? The
poliliclana. For whom do they mnko
them? For a class. What class? Those
interested in tho law and laud. Why aro
so many peoplo cheated of tboir birthright
to livo on tins bind that Hod gnvo freely to
every man? Decs use tho law allows it
No man Is freo that lias to pay rent to a
laud shark. Hois a slave with all bis
family, keeping 0110 man in idleness who
has the power to remove liim at wilt
What kind of a heaven ran a Christian
nation like this promiso itself whcro tho
law allows ono man lo own thousands of
acres of land and deprive hundreds from
homos becauso bo bos the money lo buy
tho land? 1 havo seen hundreds of poor,
poverty stricken poople in (ieorgia where
(hero was plenty of unoccupied land be
fore their eyes; much worse In Ar
kansfls, wheio single iiuhviiluils own
l.o.mhl acre tracts of good laud that would
flive bonies lo l.'i.lsK) families now home
csa. Why lias be that hold on the earth?
lU'cauae ho bad a little money ut Ihe limo
(behind was srlling for $0 per aero, sul
got a title lo ns much as ho dared in hold.
If Jay (ioiild or an Fnghsli syndicate
should buy up (be w bolo statu of 'Tennes
see which they are abundantly able lo
do -and order us all oil (ho land, peoplo
would Is sin to w-o something of which I
would like In show them.
I bsve seen god stronjj men tramping
tbo railroad track. Whsl (or? Utt us sen.
About three veers ago, in Arkansas, there
came to my disir live big, strung men, ask
ing lor something to eat It was Christmas
week, and I had ust got through baking
bread. 1 0M-ned the disir, listened lo their
wants and mado their ryes sparkle by tho
gillol a loaf of g'Msl bread each and a piece
of bacon, loaning tboin a frying pan and
Informing them thai (hey would bn wel
como in an empty house Just oponto.
Tboy look pisiMwion and had jiM got their
lire starlml when live more trauisi
came down (ho road, and seeing tho
suiokociirlmg from thochininey and getting
the odor ol the frying bacon thought of
course it was llio i-sidcin'o of Homo lannly
and fell justiiied in making su attempt for
loo. 1. iinn wont tiun.lly to (ho door and
gave a low knock, which was answered by
llio inside tramp wiih a grull" "Who a
there?'' The oulside tramp answered that
Iliey were human Is'ings and in need ol
aoiiictliing to eat and shelter from the cold
inghl. Ilow (sine you in such a ixMiiion
without money or frieu ls Iu such a laud
ss ours, when- nil aro fieo and can do ns
they please? asked tho Inside tramp. (.
wo have looked for woik nud have no
doubt uisdo many mistakes in life, but
our pn sent distress overcame all onr mod
esty and we bavo to lrg fur subsistence,
but we are willing now to eu( you soma
wood (or food. All right, said (he insido
(ramp; my woodpile is a little low st im-a-cut,
owing to bad weather; you will havo
to go (o tho woods and bring some up on
you backs. At (bis (ho five started for tho
wood and soon returned with good loads
ol dry hmlHi,enough to keen the w hole par
ty warm lor tho night. When (hey hsd
dciMisitcd their loads iu tho yard; the In
aide tramp invited them in,' saying, with
lofty air "Your supper is ready, gentle
men." Filtering and seeing tlie'aituation
at once, such a roar of Isughlor aa greeted
them will never lie forgotten by ine, who
watched tho whole pris-ocdings with In
terest, and f nil appreciated the situation.
When my busimud came homo I told him
alsiut the tramp, and standing at our gate
wo beard every word that was Ssiken.
One after another baik the Hour aud gavo
In bis cipetii nee, as il were.
I lie lint said: I camo Iroin Ki.gland to
Aiiiencsio seen my loitune, and have
oeen use cattle in dm spi mgtlmo looking
iim a Hivlier SH, jusi a littlu Ih yoiid me.
1 thought tliHt in a few vests I ismld se
cure a home and m ud for a fun -ban ed Uu
m i.n.iaiiu, nut 11 nut tMeii an up
bill atrugglo from U10 drat, with ebuueca
aninst mo all tho time.
Anotheronid: I imou American.oud my
grandfather before mo, and have only tho
si mo chance that you have, although you
can see plenty of unoccupied laud about
here. I am fifty years old, wns born in
Maryland, whore I lived iiuppily with my
wife and one child until about live years
ago, when I mortgaged my farm. Being
sick nud nnablo to payout whoa it become
due I starlod out to work for my family;
in six months after I received a letter
from an old friend stating that the man
who held the mortgaga bad foreclosed and
bad taken my wife from me also, getting a
divorce (or my desertion while I was
working hard nnd sending her nionov to
live on comfortalily and living myceff in
abject poverty. Monevlind.bought hi w vers,
judge nnd Juwtico, anil whnt is left of mo
is only fit to wander about and dio in
soiuo ditch. Ilow tho law can overcome
justice in this country makes me feel des
perate, nnd 1 don't want to any any luoro.
This and many other sermons wo heard
there that night, sermons Unit if sounded
with trumjiebi from the housetops of nil
tho citios of our land would bo a truthful
warning to tbo peoplo that not to
ourselves must wo gather everything
croatcd by the hand of labor, ana give
only a pittanco to tho producer. (Simple
justice demands that we should give to
every man his duo and iust share of every
thing bo produces, and if a man prefer to
work tho land he should tie allowed to do
so, aud exchange his produce for like
valuo in anything bo may need without
paying rent to aomo ouo who claims to
own tho hind.
l.ook at Main stmt last winter! Men ar
rested (or being without money and tho
critno of being found in a box car, with
chains on their le's, scraping mud off the
pnvomont, What a disgrace! Do men
think that these are brethren and in liko
circumstances might bo in tho samo box?
Hut tho law allows it or don't allow it, and
it is dono ull tho sump, and men get paid
(or doing it Are there no righla but prop
erty rights? In fighting monopolies and
trusts and trying to clieapon products,
who does it benefit but tiio land
holder? 1( tho workingmen could got
provisions cheaper rout will bo correspond
ingly higher. Many imagine that tho
foundations of society res. on tho individ
ual ownership of laud, but let us look nt
it in this light: How much more would
each man atrivo to uphold a (.Government
tbnt would guarantee to him and bis chil
dren a homo on tho laud, a place that bo
could never sell or mortgage, and lie a suro
homo (or his children? If tho Hato, with
nil its power, can defend the title ol a
(ew, why could it not defend itself aud let
the people livo ou tho land? My husband
owns eighty acres of land, but that don't
uiake it right in bis eyes, or mine. Wu
would freely give it up to tho btate, if all
would do so.
Not long ago T lutd 1 la'k wlt'i a neigh
bor, a lady who baa live beautiful and
interesting daughters. 1 was passing her
home and saw her bitting in llio window
and looking us if she could seo beyond thu
grave. I mado a motion that attracted her
attention, and she called mo to her. r-'aid
she: "Do you seo those boys thorn on
that corner smoking cigarettes? Who is
to blame, tho boys or Ihe cigarette makers
or th'i law which allows men to soil them
poion w hisky and vile cigarettes?" Como,
said I, do imi think ubout it; take a walk
with me. H10 did so, and wo camo over
to Auction slroot jtisl as U10 colored school
was dismissed. '1 ho children camo (rootl
ing by us. Without sjeakiiig to ench
other until nil tho children had patsod, I
asked h"r what Impression that procession
bad made iion her. fslio said without
Invitation: "There was not a lull-blooded
African in the whole lot." homo were
whiio with light hair and btuo eyes, with
laces as expressionless as monkeys, nud all
snoweii mo luini 01 tneir origin.
U hut with smoking and drinking our
young men havo no braioa ubovo tho pres
ent and no prospect of gi'tliug a borne.
were content lo associate wilh vile negroes.
She bad no pronpects lor her daughters, or
thought ot bow such a thing as a homele-s
young man could bo avoided. Said I, if
llio Stale of Tennessee should givotoevery
child within its borders a homo on tho
land it would lift up the youug men.' and
their sspiraiiona would botosei; a worthy
partner ol their Jovs aud sorrows; and
every young lady would bo selecting from
llio many really 'good boys a lover lor
whom ihey could cherish sentiment un
mixed Willi those little qualms of con
science that now come to them lo tho
thought of what lie might havo dono in
times past Such a race ol uieu as could
bo brought up hero in old Tonnessoo aa
tho world never saw, just assure them of a
home on the laud; but of course this
touches a big moneyed interest that would
make a big light, but what will men uot
'do in a good cause and lor the right?
Lhrislian aioculalora In (tod a bounty
ran lind food (or thought if they would
ask themselves (rum whence comes my
Ijiiut owners can ask (iiemselves whou
receiving their rents: Why am I thus
favored? Is il my Just due? Am I bettor
or smarter than my lellows? In cutting
the vir'in forests of Arkansas ((iod's
bwnnty), and receiving llio prollts, can ho
thank liod in bia heart, (his la given mo
above all men? No, no, no. It is simply
Injustice, and will, sooner or Inter, over
take us. Kvery mother should instruct
her son that bia t ight In tho-land came
from tho being thai gavo him breath, and
that the right to breathe and livo on tho
land aro cipial. .Mus. Km i.xk.
'isava ike Library."
In I' j l iliuir ol Ths Al:
Kir .'"ave the library. Miinlflcoure liko
that of thu Cossltta and Col. tnowden is
ipiile too icarco In MV.nphis to risk tbo
loss of so handsome a fund by stopping
now to ponder now location. Judge
Hammond's objection is well taken, as
respect the bluff lor courthouse purpose.
Hut consider for a moment if it Lo fatal (or
People In libraries "re not usually engag
ed in conversation. Il is not tho olseo (or
it, and tho sense nt bearing Is tho (acuity
least employed. I U Is attention only that
is necessary, and so long as that Is not
withdrawn by conversation addressed to
tho resder, of by contusion (n tho very
room where tho student msy be,
the outside noise may uot, after all, bo so
ohj'eltoiiable. Wo are nil accustomed to
reading In tbo railway enrs, when the roar
snd confusion ol moving trains is Inces
sant, and yet the Inlcric ronco with coin
fortablo n-aolng ssj usually slight.
If tho blufl is abandoned that means a
loss ol .D.idX) or flO.OtM to the library
limit. Where can this lm rii!aeid? I'n
li sssoin? generous person will rotno I r
ward at once and supply the means to oh.
tain a lelter location pray do not let the
movement (or tne a miplishment of so
grand a purxsse lo Interrupted. If the
choice should le, 'blurt or no library,"
the people will hanrd tho rsltling trains.
t - -
ln Siaas Ilia frlrra
Ol IMrlgeratmo, llnhy Hiiggiisx, Mosquito
Frames and Ikddnet liars, and gradually
the Immense trade of the Armstrong Fur
niture Company, ot No :'7.' Ki ond stieet,
Increases. Their sls k is one of Ihe largest
in (he South, and contains everything ill
Iholr Hue. Call and seo tliem.
basi l.aave xlassahi ihu Hummer.
Itul remain hero and pi rein so your
tnw-ern"! irom U"""1" "i , 1 Inirehill. IH I
Nlaiu alriitil, and voi will have
health, grow (at an I oe happy.
COLORED MASOxNS FIGHT.
TWO FACTIONS INAUGURATE A VBBT
BITTBB HQHT. .
The Whole Btate of Arkansas Divided
Each of the Alleged Grand Masters
Fights for Bis Bide and a Biol la Al
most Brought About
K eclal DUpatch to The Appeal.
Nkwi'okt, Ark., June 1. Tbo colored
Masons o( this Stato are divided into two
hostile enmps. One stylos itself the F. and
A. M., tho other the F. and A. A. Y. M.
Mr. Clark, ol Helena, is the O. M, o( the
ilnit, und A. II. Hill, of Morrillton, is the
O. M. of the othor. ICach ono of those
G. M.'a claims tbnt tho other roprcsonts
r.o truo Masonry. Altompte by tho Hill
party to organize lodges under the Juris
dictiou of bis Grand Lodgo have becti fre
quently broken up by the opposing fac
tion. The latest attempt was at Jackson
port Thursday night The Clark Grand
Lodge bos a lodgo at that plnce, and its
members vowod tbnt the Hill fuction
should never establish a lodge in their
midst Hill and bis deputy secured the
uso of a church building. Now, while
they woro insido peacefully attending to
thoir duties, the othor faction forcod 0)100
the doors, and tho scene which followed
was indescribablo. The Hill (notion bad
thorn arrested (or riot The rioters then
reversed tho bibles by orrcstiug Hill and
two o( his party. Tho trial will como up
Monday. There is lots ol (uu ahead in
tho police court The mutter is now as
suming such a magnitude that stops ought
to bo taken to decide which of tlicso two
lodges are gonuino.
Prof. F. D. Beward, Optician, Will
Leave Uemphls June 15, for the
OfUre Over FloyU A Moonry's Restau
rant, USI Main.
Upon tho ndvico of Mr. J. It Mosbv,
who called at my ollico Inst Thursday, 011
bis way to New Orleans, I give to tho pub
lic tho following letter, written by him be
fore I left St. lxmis, aud which he now ro
iterntos. Also a lew of tho many others
which aro constantly being received by mo:
Ut. Isims, Mo., May 20, isss.
To Vt'lioin It Msy Coiineru:
This is to certify that, having been
Iron I ilod with defective eyesight from
childhood, and having consulted (our ocu
lists nt dillcreut times, one stating that I
would "eventually go blind." Hiid being
treated several mouths by another lor
"retinitis," nnd tho other two attempting
to adjust suitable glasses, 1 found no re
lief uutil I met l'rof. toward, ol this city,
who, nflor treating my eyes, adjusted
suitable classes for both resding and Boo
ing nt a distance, and I can now road with
comfort and easo any kind of print and
cuu seo distant objects plainly. 1 heartily
recommend him to any who are nllliclcd
witb defective eyesight
J. It Mosnr.
Br. Louis. Mo.. November 10, !.
Several years ago I consulted oculists
in Germany and afiurward opticians in
Now York, Chicago aud Kansas City and
had almost dipuired of having my very
defective eyesight assisted until 1 went to
l'rof. K. D. SewanL ol this city, who, after
a very scrupulous examination, did not
only lit uio with auitablo glasses, but in
creased my sight in a manner I never
anicipatcd. lieally I am a now man, lor
I cau six) as well as anybody reading this,
(iratituilu only cumin: Is mo to say l'rof.
beward deserves all conlidence, because
money cannot reward him lor the benefit
1 gained by bis knowledge and ability.
K G. V. Itmi.i,
1'rincipal Evangelical Frienden'a School
BY. Lulus. Mo., January IX lsh7,
I regard l'rof. K. I. Seward as one of
the mistt successful and seienlillo opticians
in tho L ulled Stales, and 1 have a personal
ngrot in his leaving this citv.
JOIIM II. Mll.N'TVBR, A. M.t M". D.
dr. Locis, Mil, January li, lss7.
This Is to certify that we have Usui ac
quainted with Mr. r. D. Seward for sev
eral years and van recommend him as a
Unit-class practical optician, fully capable
of doing auy work placed in bis charge.
Dus. W. T. CsMriiKi.i. & Sum,
No, 714 1'iuo Street
ClSCISSiTI, AU1lt S, I8.fi.
Pmf. F. D. OswsM:
lKar Sir I'lenso make me aduplicalo
ol my glasses, and I'll send you inv ad
dress where 1 can be reached, as I leave
for (be l'acilie Coast about Monday night.
I am like a new mail with the pair you
made for 1110, and would not part with
them, could ihoy not bu rcuhiced, lor any
sum, aud now can road and write without
constaut weariness and aches. Yours,
etc, J. 1 Ixoway.
Prof. F. D. Beward, McaiphU, Ti-nn.i
Words (ail to express the amount ol
couifoitsnd satisfaction which 1 hnvo en
joyed by the use ol Ihe glasses which you
made lor me Iu Octolior. IHs7. fifty, yea
a hundred tiinoa the amount I paid would
nol induce mo to part with them could I
not have tlioui duplicated. I am willing
the world should know this.
Mas. J. Jack Wiiso.sj,
OTIHtnt lTt IMKiasXltEMTS.
Prof. Seward is Indorsod by tiio les ling
oculists of the United States and all tbo
leading physicians ol Memphis, including
Drs. Mitchell, Maury, lluddeko, I.ipptn
cotL Jones and lleuuing.
11, ml P. I. Ilailileo,
W. II. Ursrrl,
t nrruistiMi Mnain.
Ki-r. ir. li. 1'siii-nno,
J11II 1- A. Ts lor,
J. a. isiv.
l.cti. M. T. WlllUiai,
A. J. Mi-IjmiiIou,
K W. Hi.v.t.T.
linn. W. W. M' tlnafll.
W. A. ossr.
A. H 1rx-..lwoll,
H. II. PllUwtlllllt,
Juilur J. I.. I. suesd,
W . S. !'.iiiki,
K II. V.ii..
K. H IM lra,
J. N. lulls
J. W. I'ilr.
Htfm 1 l-aiirwn.
ml s lie .1111. 1 olliem nius.l) u well known.
IHes Ssis I reel. Over t'layd
Ns.srl'i Hasiaaraat, suS ftal In Ilia
Wbat Memphis Men Are Dotnff to BuUd
Op the tlouthern Chautauqua.
SSM'lsl fumwpoadenee ol Ths Apsal.
MoMTSAoi.a, Tenn., May 30. Walking
this nionilng through Assembly Park
now last taking on (he ascct o( being
ready lor a fete 1 was struck with the
number and beauly of the Collages here
owned by Mompbians. Wilh exception
of the Shelby County Teachers' Home
w bich, by the way, is about to bo en
larged and Improved comparatively lew
of your home folks have domiciled them
selves In the central portion ol tho grounds,
where houses etand near together and in
something like tegular order. Tliese are
msinly occupied by NashvilUans. Missis
sippiaus, Alnbamisns, Georgians, etc. Hut
sequestered among the green woods 1 u
lying and ou tho adjacent I nulls you como
upon familiar names at every turn
U"n miiiMinr iiaiM' w-s-. ....
laiyer,' Walk" .y ll.. J
John ll IVpiifr anJ t-ol. w. r. i '.',
lliu liaii.lsoiue villas ol Mr. Carrni.toii
Mason and Capt G. W. Macrao stand
near together ou the wooded slope beyond
tho Hall of rbilosophy; circling around
further toward the north you come upon
Mr. A. W. Newsomo'a cottage, while at
tho head of a neighboring dell aud shaded
by friendly chestnut tress is the mountain
lodgo of Mrs. Slevcuaou, nil furnished nnd
wailing (or tho mistress to unlock the
doors and bid her children and grand
children welcome. AVith the first Juno
days tho earlier visitors begin toarrivo.and
by July the indications aro that evCry cot
tngo will bo peopled.
On lost Saturday tboro was a mooting of
tho Kxecutive Committee hero, with tho
fullest attendauco (or years, l'resent: M.
11. rilcher, chairman; Dr. T. A. Atchin
son, Dr. W, IV Jones, MnJ. W. I Dun
ley, Dr. J. H. Warren, chairman l'in'form
Committee; l'rof. A. D. Wharton und Mr.
John D. Anderson. They all camo up
Friday night, woro entertained at tho AUi
bamu Homo, taking breakfast nnd dinner
Saturday with Mrs Francis, and departed
by tho 'i:40 o'clock p.m. train. Important
sanitary measures were adoptod, system
atic and thorough management rocom
mended, aud hearty and cheerful good
will prevailed throughout This enthusi
astic mooting was most encouraging to tho
manager, Mr. Peebles, who is on the
ground and hard at work night nnd day,
for it showed distinctly the old-time firm
and abiding interest and couQdeuco in the
Dr. It Ii. Lees was also hero looking
after tho interests of tho reading and re
ception rooms, which entcrpriHo.be bus
labored arduously and faithfully to pro
mote. Col. W. F. Taylor, of your city,
was mado president of the organisation,
cllectcd lout August (or this purpose
which is to cruet and completely equip a
suitable and central building for uso indi
cated. Necessary fund to be raised by
lifo memberships at 10 each, by dona
tions, etc. Tho sum of $1,01)0 was taken
in memberships at llio first meeting. Tho
assembly bus donated a fine lot The
building is lo bo as handaomo as can be
made ol wood, to have a seating capacity
of '.'00 aud a veranda ten feel wide all
Prepare for Ihe Worst.
Summer conies as a very pleasant cfiano
after tho rigors of a long, cold w inter. Its
blue skies, its hulniv breezes, its bright
Mowers and (in-cn lleids aro delicious Indeed,
lint summer has its dark ai well as its bright
side. Lurking within its hrecsva and ils
flowers are innumerable ills that prey upon
(ho human body. Do not bu deceived by
appearances, lie warned in time and he
prepared for (ho worst With a bottle of l'e-ru-nu
and one of Man-a-lln in the house,
you am safo enough. Do not fail to keep
them constantly on band. There Is not a
single summer complaint lliat they will not
tu. ... "r...l.l.. .1 t... u. -i.
t'i.MMjfii ivimv. .iiFiiiiiu ui imu nidiiiiu 11,
.Ivor, Kidneys and Bowels, which aro so
common at this season of tho vear. all yield
quickly to these rvmarkahlc family ileili
cines. They will bo (00ml invaluable, bold
by ull druggists. $1 a buttle.
Wht Khali We With Our Uoyst
Is now being asked us by parents, and wo
can give no better advice than to recom
mend sending them to that popular nnd
progressive institution, The Nelson Kusi
nesa College, Second and Monroe streets,
w here they will learn figuring and writing
according 10 business standards, ss well as
spelling, book-keeping, typo-writing, etc
They will only have to study during the
cool hours of the day and will bo discip
lined in a gentle but firm manner. The
Nelson College stands without a peer for
thoroughness and respectability ol pa
tromigo. Ihey Always lAaea Ike Ileal.
One of the ImmI places in (be city to pur
chase ladies', misses' and gents' Mioes isst
No. 'l'u Main street, where Adler, Uros.
A Co. have ono of tho largest and best se
lected stocks o( Shoes to be found in tho
Mr. William Houmiam su 1 John Cul
bcrt with corps of assistants, will seo to
the reception of their friends and the
Iriends ol the Irish cause, and John J.
Mason and assistant w ill see that the wax
is kept hot on the floor and (hat the
dances will go smoothly along. Plenty ol
fun and smiability may lie cxix-ctod.
Don't forget the dato and place, Tuesday
tho 4th, at Kstivnl i'ark.
T. J. tiToham.
Lime, Cement, Plaster, Hair, Sower
316 Front street
A UasHt 1 blag.
Floyd & Moonoy'a soda, with pure fruit
juices an J Ice cold, la a delicious bovorags.
I'.uys tbis week one nice Ash Suit It is a
Is-suly. Khodcs Furniture Company, No.
iij Second street.
Go to the L X. L. Picnic, Tuesday.
Ihsvrk your gin-houses in the Citiiens
Insurance oompauy, No. -U Mailisou street
Foci xt r Pins and F.mhloms at Thayer'a.
E. WITZMANN & CO.
WEBER Oil KNABE
221-2S3 SECOND STREET.
3. T. I.aPRADH
LaPRADE, McGRATII & CO.
AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
No. 304 FRONT STREET. I I t I t MEMPHIS. TENN.
FOR THE SALE OF ALL KINDS OF COUNTRY PRODUCfc
848 FRONT 8FRBET, .... MEMrH!3, TENN.
j-lli:ri:itRNrF.aOrsaa Habk, n(ie or Covurrrs, n. U. Dr A C...-SH,
XtDOl BROS., jf Obm. Kam,
, Mum. IM abb 161 FBOVT tlKKKlt
Many a Life
HAS been saved by the prompt nao ot
Ayer's Tills. Travelers by land or
soa are liable to constipation or other
derangements of the stomach and bowels
which, If neglected, lead to serious and
often (atal consequences. Tho most sure
means of correcting these evils Is the use
of Ayer's Cathartic Pills. The pru
dent sailing-master would as soon go to
sea without bis chronometer as without
a supply of these Pills. Though prompt
and energetic In operation, Ayer's Pills
leave no 111 effects they are purely
vegetable aud sugar-coaled ; the safest ,
Medicine (or old and young, nt home or
'For eight years I wos afflicted with
constipation, which at last became so
bad that the doctors could do no more
for mo. Then 1 Iwgan to take Ayer's
Pills, snd soon the bowels recovered
tlmlr natural aud regular action, so that
now I am in
health." Mrs. C. E. Clark, Tewksbtiry,
"I regard Ayer's Pills as one of ths
most reliable general remedies ot our
times. They have been in use in my
tainily fur affections requiring a purga
tive, and have given unvarying salislan.
tlon. We bsve found tliem an excellent
remedy for colds anil light fevers."
W. K. Woodson, Fort Worth, Texas.
" For several years I have rolled more
upon Ayer's Pills than upon anything
else Iu the medicine chest, lo regulate
my bowels and those nt the ship's crew.
These Pills are not severe in their ac
tion, but do their work thoroughly. I
havs used them with good etfuct (or
the cure of rheumatism, kidney trou
bles, ami dyspepsia." Capt. Mueller,
8tcamslilp Felicia, Now York City.
"I have found Ayer's Cathartio rills
to be a better family medicine for com.
inon use than nny otner pills within ni
knowledge. Tlioy are not only ver
effective, tiut sale and pleasant to take
qualities which must make tliem
rained by the publin." Jules HaueL,
i'ei turner, runuuuipiiia, i a.
Dr. J. C. Aver & Co., Lowell, Matt,
SolJ by all Dealers In Medicines.
K HUT YSELF.a--
1' i J kuiiuisoi) or 'ijiTTj
A ftctrntltteurf nisnd irS l'0iult MeJul Trulio
IbsErrorsot Vonih, I'raaislun-1 line, hrnous
ud I'hv.li-sl Iioblllly, lunstlilMut IU lilonl.
Itiniaioi irnm Fll, Vks, Irnoruies. Kirror
Ov.ruui .D. Kpriln sua ui.ucu H i- Tint:
fur Work, lln.lnna, lbs Martlfil or ttorWI lUlsll.ia.
AtoM nukllful p-.U-od.TS. Pn-a-ai Una smt
work, ll oooulss i- nws, rrl . Iifsuillnl
blnil.et, rtnboawl, full i-ilu I'd e. eely l.'e ky
mail, B'vM-pslil. eonmled Is r-Uln vrapprr. JH:
triilis 1'rnaiwcins Frsa, If ioo seply sow. lis
tfiMlBfiLnml smhor, Wn. ll. I'sisi-r, M P., ra
r.SrtUlksCOLD AND JEWILLCO MIOAk
rrom the Nn'ionsl Msd.ool asseelntlon,
for ihe BRixir ISSAV on NERVOUS and
PHYSICAL DEBIUTV. lr. I'srk-rsnlvnrp
of A.I.Uinl I'kv.lrUM msy U euasulial. (ooa.
S-nOlly, hy ai.U or Is p-''", ' efflia of
Tltr. (tAHDIiY Mr.lllCAI. INSTITI Tn.
Na. 4 Huinm-W IXMtnB. Msa lo vkoiasll
rdrrs lur ksks c fctur lot sUilce aluial4 ss
tiracitd as joa.
ta :ijt tunarj iiavs.
fiisUs pit Mm t U
JjM .y ' a. tsuajHOJi sma.aa
lTti i'a1- ' 'V) WJa rs
I ta ti m. ,.l w iIihw
ssa Tj mmm MalSlt. su a. i.m t
fTt 4 - Nrll.rf-r lS,.-
aMUU'MU-s..Mik-a. r.r r
I klrkMIrr I k.aiksl rnasJlaBKa.,rklls..ls.
Notice to Taxpayers.
The Idanl rst Ftia1tsailmi. enmposr't of Ihe fisV
lowins KPatlfin-H. Mrmin. K Ii. (wHtwi-n. K. U.
t rull euil J. . Mrki-on. will marH In tiwleurv
beiuMj itu Mniidsy. June X, In henr sny sn,l sll inm-
plsinuot Uim m la lite
mrul ot Uisir
ttrniM-rir im uir yi-r ihti.
The ill.oln. vsavil b J. C. Hlcwsrt will be
UVm ii i MniMlnf. Juih- X.
TuraiUy, Um lib, all dlitrlrts assesacd by Well-
Wi-ilnmlir. the 5th, all dUlrkU aam-fil by W.
R. Il.rr-ll. .
Thursday. tbeSth, all dUUirts ansawd by a W.
timtnenrlnt FrtitsT, Ihe Tih. the dlslrlru sna
Ihe Bants nl l 1'. k. Smlia.
All ihe u-.k. ant l mUjt for exsmloaiioa
kondsy ssurnlng. June A
l. C SI.At'OIITF.R,
Chairmen ol nuutjr loiirt
Asranr ol Slirlliy County.
- - MEMPHIS. TENN f
B ATT it.