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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL.
ESTABLISHED 1840. MEMPHIS, TENN., MOJSTDA.Y, JU3STE 6, 1870, VOL. 30. SOUTHERN NEWS. The netrroed of New Orleans desire another riot. Tex& is greatly disturtied by the militia bill of its infamous, tyrannical masters. Work on the Brunswick and Vieks burg railroad will commence in a few days between Meridian and Eutaula. On the 1-itinst., at Huntsville, Ala., Milton Humes was married to Ella Lee, daughter ot Ex-Oov. Chapman. Dr. Jjyon, of Columbus, preaches the commencement sermon at the University of Mississippi, June J6U1. The Montgomery (Ala.) Building and Loan Association sold its money at GH per cent, premium the other day. Col. Thomas II. Gallaway.I'resident ol the East Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia road, has recovered from his late illness. A new reaper with rakes and side delivery, weighing tatO pounds, for the harvesting of rice, is on exhibition at Savannah, Ueorgia. The Greenville (Tennessee) Union supports Nelson and Deadrick a can didates lor Judges of the Supreme Court from East Tennessee. A planter near Columbus, Georgia, had cotton squares on the 3tth of last May. The seed was planted ou the 15th of April, five weeks previously. A Badical sheet in Charleston, South Carolina, charged the State two thousand dollars tor publishing, as an advertisement, the new code ol pro cedure. John Baxter has commenced a suit for libel against the proprietor and editor of the Knoxville Whig. JJaiii ages are claimed to the ainouwVof $50,000. The Choral Association of Savan nah, Georgia, will give a miniature Jubilee in that city this evening. The Boston affair will, of course, undergo complete annihilation. The New Orleans Timet predicts that the " mixed school " pressure in that city will break up the free schools of the metropolis of the South. This is just what the Radicals want. Mr. E. J. Judah, the editor of the Monitor, published at Quincy, Flori da, committed suicide in that place on Fridav last, by shooting nimself through the head with a pistol. The annual report of the Insane Asylum at Tuskaloosa, (Ala.) states that, ol the inmates, is were sent there by whisky, IV by religious excite ment, 19 by Klitical excitement, and one by tobacco. The Austin correspondent ol the Galveston News tsaj"s that the people of Austin are sutlering with "ail ments of the bowels," attributed by the physicians to the too tree use of maufactured ice. A man down in Pickens, Alabama, where the people never heard of Abe Lincoln, ol the war, or of the other deluge, was bald and had a sore head. He rubbed it with coal oil and his hair is a foot in length. The Augusta (Ark.) Stntinel says there are enough caterpillars in that county to treat all the early birds in the State to worms. They have ac tually eaten many of the trees, and especially the gum trees. It is said that fifty thousand tons of phosphate liave been shipped from Charleston to various parts of the South during the last twelve months, and that they have produced two mil lion five hundred thousand dollars. The Victoria, (Texas) A drocate says two freedmen were recently found dead in Victoria county, they were hung by a mob of unknown men, for their many iniquities, such as killing and branding other people's cattle. Corn is selling at five dollars a tiar rel at the crib in Dyer county, Ten nessee, and five dollars and fifty cents has leen refused, so scarce is the ar ticle. This would argue that more attention should be paid to the raising of breadstutts throughout the State. The Sumter (S. CLj Watchnutn of the 1st in st., says corn is growing prettily. In the earlier planting of cotton the stands are good, and the recent rains, it is hoped and believed, will bring up a considerable portion of the ssl which was put into the ground later. Mr. J. C. Stanton, desirous of con fining his attention entirely to the work of reconstruction, has appointed J. B. Weaver, of the Memphis and Charleston road. General Huiierinten dent of the Alabama and Chattanooga railroad, to take effect on the 1st prox. A citizen of Columbia, Tenn., re cently died, leaving his family $2.r,noo insurauee. We will wager our repu tation, as a judge of human nature, and almost anything else we may pos sens, that he wasagood citizen, a kind husband, and an affectionate lather. They are the kind that insure. The Methodist Church building in Jonesboro, Twin., which has been oc cupied by the ministers of the Metho dist Episcopal Church sine- I Mm, and for the recovery of wfeieh tiie Charch South instituted a suit in Chancery, has been voluntarily surrendered to it owurrs mid will henceforth be oc cupied by them. In Fayette county, (Ala.) on or near the line of the Elyton and Aberdeen Kailroad, Wu-iv is a led of stone slabs, many of which are ten ieet square, and varying from two to ten inches- in thickness. Those stones are as smooth as if dressed by a mason, and are ready for use without further dressing. The Tuscaloosa Observer makes a strong apeal for the resurrection of the Alabama State University, at Tuscaloosa, and earnestly assures all parties that it Will never -uo-eetl Bo long as it is run in the interests of Radical politicians. It is a burning shame that the Alabama University is dead. The Huntsville Democrat, of Thurs day, says: "Just to think of such a price for corn in the county of Madi son, where we have known, years ago, corn to be so abundant as to go begging at fifty cents a barrel, at itoints n or 20 miles from Huntsville! 'lanters, many of them, in our coun ty, are actually compelled to buy corn now at $1 50 a bushel, or $7 50 a bar rel! A correspondent, writing from ThomjwonviUe, Texas, on the loth ult., says: " A bloody sne occurred here to-day lietween two young men of this vicinity, W. L. Statham and J. R. Ward, in which the latter was killed on the ground and the former seriously wounded. Statham received two shots in the breast, and Ward was stabbed three times in the left side with a bowie-knife." We learn from the Opelika (Ala.) Recorder, ol yesterday, that a tele- gram 1ms been received from Col. amuel G. Jones, announcing tbe completion and signing of the con tract with Messrs. Bang, Walker A Co., of New York, for the building of the Savannah and Memphis rail road, and that contractors will enter at once on the execution of the work. Artic les of incorporation have been tiled for the Arkansas Western Rail way (Ximpany, to construct a railroad from some oint on the line of the Little Rock and Fort Smith railroad, near Van Buren, in a northerly direc tion, through the counties of Craw ford, Washington and Benton, pass ing through or near Cane Hill, Fay ttevilleand Bentonville, and inter secting the northern ltoundary of Ar kansas. The Little Rock (Ark.) Gazelle savs oi j-.spariero: "in early vouth lie , " C .. ' in early went to South America, thence to Mexico, and afterward traversed Texas and Arkansas. He recruited his health nearly fifty years ago at Hot Springs. He descended the Ar kansas in a skirl, which bore him the entire journey to New Orleans. He was, perhaps, the greatest faro and monte dealer ever on the western continent, and to hw skill ia indebted for stupendous wealth." THE SAN DOMINGO JOB Its New Phase Repudiation of the Local Debt of San Domingo Broadly Advoca ted-Radical Meanness-. -A Hint to Hold ers of United States Securities at Home --Probable Ratification of the Treaty. From the Baltimore Gazette. Washington, June 1, 1870. The new phase of the San Domingo treaty presented to the Senate yesterday by the Executive is the most contempti bta that could be imagined, and is equally impracticable to be adhered to. The proposition is to pay one trillion and a half dollars for the is land, this sum to be considered as the ultimate amount for which the (Tat ted States shall ever be held account able. K-pecial care is taken, it wiii be seen, to provide that debts due foreign Government, or the citizens of foreign Governments, shall first be i .aid out of the purchase money. Sap pose tbe sum asked of Congress siutll be insufficient even for this purpose (as it undoubtedly will be) what then? In respect to debts due by the Do minicancGovernuient, called in the "treaty" "domestic debts," (In which are included, 1 suppose, obligations due the citizens of the United States), the treaty expressly contemplates the privilege of repudiation on the part of the "new State" or States to be ad mitted into the Union, carved out to suit the convenience of the negro lords ol the island! Laying aside the cowardly distinction drairn by the pro posed amendment to Hie treaty between foreign and "domestic dtJjts, and saying nothing alxmt the inherent meanness of the intellect that eould have conceived deliberately such a piece of wholesale swindling, it may well be inquired whether the ratifi cation of the treaty under whatso ever strict provisions of this destvjp tiyn would be a bar to claims of any kind now existing against what is called the "Ikmiinican Government." Undoubtedly an art of Congress po tent against every oiwtucle would easily upset treaty stipulations unyi this point. There would be "money in such a job," and who doubts the success of Congressional jobliers? But looking at the matter through the spectacles ol our honest and eco nomical Chief Magistrate, and suppos ing that however large the "domes tic" indebtedness of the present Gov ernment of the island, lc mag all be wiped out by a fraudulent transfer to this country. Between individuals such a transaction would not only be void, but subject the parties, In many 1yalities, to incarceration in the peni tentiary. Is it because Governments, or those who carry them on, are not liable to such punishment that such a soulless suggestion is broadly made to "statesmen" in this enlightened day, and in this progressive epoch of Chris tianity and civilisation . Bondholders had better loo!; this proposition squarely in the face. It Is the first and only barefaced proposal of deliberate repudiation aggravated by premeditation) that was ever made by any government in the civilized world, it partakes, besides, of the very nature of reaiving stolen goods, knowing them to have been stolen, but is meaner and more dastardly in proportion to the diminution of risk provided for by securing " foreign governments ' against loss wg the in famous protiosition. iet wH treaty be ratified, and where, ia the morale of the Radical faction, can the credit ors of this government find satrty from downright " repudiation ' whenever the exigencies or tip? cupidity of the ruling powers shall suggest the necessity or convenience of disregarding its obligations? It is said that the treaty will not be ratified. To say the truth, in a nut shell, there is a tremendous "job " in this affair. I gave some particulars when the matter was up before. Have the rent difficulties in the way been obviated ? Have the contrivers of the cessiou the present owners of promi nent sites leen forced to disgorge? I hear so. If this be the case the "treaty" will go through "i.ke a whistle." If not, the above remarks may have some effect, and be used as an apology for non-concurrence! In what a day and among what a set of official rapscallions do we live,' MISSISSIPPI NEWS. t. i i 0...1-r:V'T3al standing, to the Haytieu govern- . ' , WK reached W tter V alley last week The Mississi noi Upfislature will nirobably adjourn on the ild of July. 'Ihree lawyers are to have 4tMi each to codefy the laws of Mississippi Contracts made abroad fixing the price of labor will not be enforced in Mississippi. The bill to legalize the acts of the military governor ol Mississippi has passed tne House. No Senator is allowed to speak more than ten minutes by rules of the Mis sissippi State Senate. G. P. M. Turner has bought a half interest in the aiden rimes, and the paper will be removed to Durant. The Senate Committee reported favorably on the bill to incorporate me oumeru Kailroad (.McCouibs Jt Co.) Association. The general railroad law of Mississ ippi does not atltvt roads already in existence or those chartered at this session of the Legislature. Southern Presbyterians approve the refusal of the General Presbytery to reunite with the partizan political siang-wnangers and iiadical gospel- ers oi tne iortn The Vieksburg Republican congrat ulates tne country on the withdrawal of the last Federal soldier from that city, which has been garrisoned for nine years. (ieneral Alcorn's threat, to take possession of the Mississippi end of tne xs. u. j. ana u. r. railroad, has st irred up the officials and people of -ew i means, as well as the officials of that cgarTration, and the controversy for odtaession is a worse muddle than ever. The Weekly Yazoo Banner, of the M, has an account of a difficulty which oerurred between two men be longing to Noyes' Circus company, a short distance below Satartia, on Mon- -i . i - . . uay iasi, wnen a man namea w 11 liams, a Texan, by the way, killed another man whose name we have not learned F. B. Pratt is 1 listrict Attorney for the 11th District; 1). N. Walker is the Chancellor of the 18th, and S. J. Briggs Sheriff of Tippah ; Ed. Magi"e sheriff of Marion; W. H. B. Lane Circuit and Chancery Clerk, and Ste phen E. Foxwood Treasurer of Mari on. Britton Giuci in made Supervisor of the Northern District, W. G. Silver- stem oi the Western, Allen Rawls of the Middle District, W. A. Reagan of the s luthern, and 1). H. Abneyof the Eastern District. The Philidelohia Fire. PuiLAUELPuiA.June 5. Additional particulars of last night's fire : Cor nelius Lard, dress trimming store, loss $,00U, insured for $15,000 ; the loss on his building'Ns. $15,000. The loss of other parties is about $20,000. Two firemen, W. R. Hall and John Miller, of the Vigilant Engine Com pany fell from a ladder and were seriously injured. Important Judicial Decision. London, June 5. The Court of Chancery yesterday, in the suit of the Lincoln Institute, of Philadelphia, as claimants for a share of the hind left by Horatio Ward for the orphans of soldiers who fell in Je defense and restoration of the Union, give a decis ion refusing the claim. The property of Mr. Ward was left chiefly to the soldiers' orphan institutes of New York and Pennsylvania. FROM WASHINGTON. Washington', June 5. General Jordan, commander of the Cubans, has returned, and in various conver sations with members of the House, of all parties, finds a general dispo sition to vote for the Banks' resolution favoring the imperative neutrality on tbe part of the United States, between the combatants in Cuba. He seems confident that this indirect recognition of the belligerent rights insures suc cess for the Revolutionists, because it allows the Cubans to buy arms and gunboats the same as the Spanish. The Committee's report furnished valuable advance information to the Spanish minister, which latter tele graphs from Madrid to Havana State Department daily. A report says that the Cuban privateer Upton could not legally have been detained, because he sailed without contraband of war. The Spanish minister says that he supplied him with arms and ammunition, etc., for the Cubans. The smallpox has broken out badly among the River Crow Indians. They generally were scattering and persist in musing vaccination. The Pn sklent, Secretaries Bout well and Fish had an important confer ence at the State Department.on prem ature publication of the report of for eign affairs. The Committee upon Cuban recognition determined upon Gen. Banks to present the report to the House tomorrow and make an effort to have the whole subject con sidered. The result of the vote is ex- pec-ted to satisfy the whole country. Jonah t). Hoover, prominently known throughout the country as a leading Democratic politician in past years, died at about noon to-day. Mr. U. was united States Marshal for the District of Columbia during the ad ministration of Franklin Pierce, be tween whom and himself a cordial friendship was maintained as long as Mr. Pierce lived. Mr. Hoover was a guntlrmau of high character, and en joyed the oonndonce and esteem ol good men of all parties. He leaves a wife and two children. NEW YORK. New York, June 6. The Erie rail road announces a reduction of 'JO per cent, in rates of fare, after tbe bth. The fare to C hicago will hereafter be $20. The Northeastern Singers Union hold their annual pionic to-morrow. A grand musical entertainment by thirty German singing societies, in strumental accompaniment, is given to-day on the occasion of two great festivals in the Jewish ChriSbn churches, the former celebrated tl conclusion of the feast of Shabouth" and the latter the festival of Whit Sunday. The services in the churches ol the respective denominations were of a character commemorative with the occasion. Twelve thousand six hundred and eighty-seven emigrants arrived at this port last wjek. Some time ago particulars were given of the departure of the ram At lanta; i ha; during the late war she was a rebel ram, and was captured by the Government, who sold her to Sid ney Oaksmith, and subsequently was sold by Oaksmith to the Haytian government for one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in gold, who paid on account of purchase to uaksmith. about on? hundred and forty thousand dollars, tne balance to be paid accord ing to agreement. At a subsequent period, on tne itn of uecemDer last, the Atlanta, with a crew on board and Sidney Oaksmith as passenger, sailed from Philadelphia to Hayti for the purpose of completing the sale with that government. From that timeio the present day no tidings of the Atlanta have been received. All that is known is that she was seen at the Delaware breakwater, and was then laboring in a heavy sea. The last words heard from the Atlanta were published in the form of a letter in the Herald about three months ago, written by Oaksmith to a lady. It is now a hopeless expectation that the Atlanta will be heard from. The last declaratory act in that direction, occurred yesterday afternoon, when the wife ol Oaksmith, Mrs. Fanny Oaksmith, applied to Surrogate Hutching for letters of administration on the estate of her late husband. The application was granted and these letters win entitle the administratrix to wind up the estate, and appiy.with -Imentfor the payment of the balance of $10,000 in gold, due to her on the sale of the Atlanta. The new excise law works badly Sunday rows and ailrays are to-day innumerable. Ann Brady, at 157 west Forty-see ond street, was shot by James Farrel He was drunk and mistook the wo man for the proprietor of the Eagle beer saloon. Tbe ball entered her thigh. 1 he man escaped. John McNeefee was found in this city, lying on the green, with several stabs iu his thigh. Peter Huglaud, 409 Madison street. was this evening stabbed in the neck by John Shelly, while quarreling in a lkiuor store on Cherrv street. Isaac Taylor, a child twelve years old, fell into a basin of boiling water yesterday afternoon, and was so badly scalded that he died to-day The ceremony of unveiling the large bell at tne church tot. mcent, v H liamsburg, Uok place to-4ay. The bell, which cost $0,tio, was presented to the church by Protestant gentle men. There arc four races announced for to-morrow at Jerome Park, including a steeple chase. The West Chester cup will be run for. There are sev enteen entries for it, valued at $1800. The third race is a selling race, and the fourth, heats of 1 J miles' for $1000. This morning John Corwine, of 39 Court street, stabbed Mary Haynes, a woman with whom he is living, in flicting a terrible wound in her stom ach. She was taken to the hospital. and is likely to ret-over. l he snip uiiam Stoner, of the Black Ball Liue, owners O. Marshall & Co., took tiret 10:45 this evening. She is still burning, and will be a total loss. She was about one-third loaded with cotton, tobacco. and molasses. Her tonnatre was 1628, was built in 1K56, and plied between this port and Liverpool. She was 200 feet long, 40 wide. ,and 30 feet deep. The loss on the cargo amounts to about $o0,000. the cause of the tire is supposed to be spontaneous combustion among the tallow and cotton. Insuraia-e unknown. International Typographica lUaioa. Cincinnati, O., June 5. About one hundred delegates in all have ar rived to attend the eighteenth annual session of the international Typo graphical l uion. Mr. Alfred Burton, caaurmanfM the New York delegation, accojppanied by Miss Kate Cusack andVaiss Au gusta Lewis, from the LajoTes Lnion of New York, arrived toy .ght. All tbe important poJ.its between San trancisco, Austin, Texas, and Quebec, Canada, inclusve, will be represented, and the sefcion, which commences to-morrow, firomises to have a better attendance than any of its predecessors. The Great Catholic Convtntioa. Louisville, June 5. The proces- -ion oi uie e auioiie vtuirai i mou 10- day was one of the finest displays ever -r .I i ... u i: . ru. i i - . . witnesses! in this city, ihe procession was over two nines long, contained twentv-flve bands, and was taken part in by all the different Catholic socie ties. Numbers of large arches were erectetl in different portions of the city, and many houses were decorated with evergreens and displayed flags and banners inscribed with mottoes of welcome, etc. The marshal ol tbe procession attracted great attention by his immense beard, it being over ten feet long. FOREIGN SUMMARY. Release of English Prisoners. Madrid, midnight, June 5. The government has just received official information of the release of English prisoners captured some weeks since by Spanish brigands, near Gibraltar. It is not stated upon wbat terms the outlaws agreed to set their captives at liberty, but it is thought that the government acceded to their demand tor a heavy ransom. The names of the captives are as follows: John Bovell, his nephew, George D. Bovell, and two colored servants, all of Lon don, England. The Infallibility Dogma. Rome, midnight, Jnne & The dis cussion of the dogma of infallibility was closed amid great confusion, the debate being forcibly ended. The dis tinguished bishops who were appoint ed to the "schema" and who are among the most profound and able de baters in the council, were summarily ruled out of the debate and prevented from participating in any way in the discussion. They were loud in their protest, and it is believed they will issue a formal protest against the arbi fry measure. From Chicago. Chicago, June ". The second an nual meetng of the Western Social Science Association occurs here on Thursday. Prof. Goldwin Smith, of Cornelian University, will read a pa- er on the present political crisis in Ingland. Numerous other papers will be presented treating ou insanity, prison reform, criminal law, social, industrial euucation,and other papers. Potter Palmer is about to com mence the erection, on the corner of tstate and .Mou roe streets, one of the most elegant hotels in the country, it will have two parts of 250 feet each and will contain 750 rooms, being made one-nan larger, in. area, than the largest hotel in Chicago. In architec ture it will : similar to that portion of the paiaeeof Louvre built by Louis Phillippe. The wainscottiug will be of Italian niarbl. The building will coet over a million dollars exclusive of ground and will be commenced July 1st. The work of clearing the site of the proposed Great Pacific Hotel on La Salle street, to cost a million dollars has been commenced. The different railroads announce a reduction of fare to $20 to New York, or $21 50 to Boston. The dead body et a policeman was found thLs morning leaning against a fence on Monroe street. He died from the bursting ol a blood vessel in the leg. A new paper, the Sunday Democrat, appeared this morning. It contains full telegraphic reports by the Ameri can Press Association, and makes a creditable appearance. Durmg the thunder storm yester day, sc men who were among a party of workmen who had taken refuge under a tree, were struck by lightning, three were instantly killed, one badly burned so that he may be crippled ,aud the others stunned. The Christian Church, on Wabash avenue, was struck, and the steeple and roof badly demolished. Had it'occurred during service many would have been killed. New Paper. Indianapolis, June 5. The first number of the daily Times appeared this moriing. It is aelass of the Sun & itar of New York : Republican well backed, and publishes news of the American Press Association. Gaining Popularity. Cincinnati, June 5. Five influen tial dailies of Ohio and Indiana have applied for admission into the Ameri can Press Association since the meet ing of the W'estern Associated Press at Louisville last week, and the influ ence of the new organization is strengthening very visibly. Bebailt. Richmond, Ind., June 5. The trestle bridge of the Pittsburg, Cin cinnati and St. Louis railroad, over Whitewater, which was burned about a week since, has been rebuilt, and passenger trains are now permitted to cross over for the first time sinoe the disaster. The Drouth. Indianapolis, June 5. The drouth is severe in this section, and in a belt extending some 200 miles in width through the middle of Ohio and Indi ana. Thanksgiving was offered in the churches to-day for a slight rain last night. Wheat thin and heading light. Urban a, O., June 5. The crops are suffering severely from a drouth, now of some rive weeks' duration, About half the corn is unsproutod, and all vegetation is dying. The Fate of the Fenians. Malose, N. V. June a. Captain Manuix, the Fenian who made the daring escape from the custody of the United States troops, voluntarily sur rendered to officers of the Lnited States yesterday, and will be arraign ed Monday before the United States Comuiissiouers. New York, June 5. Gen. McDow ell,couimanding the department of the East, has returned from the Fenian campaign. The two hundred regulars sent from here to watch the Fenians, will not return, being ordered to duty on the plain-. Missionary Operations of tha Pres byterian Church. From the Philadelphia Knquirer, June 1. It will already have been noticed that the missionary operations of the fresDytenan inurch are conuueted through seven boards and commit tees. There has not yet been any publication, in one table, of the amounts received by these various instrumentalities. Nor have tMfe re ports of them all yet been published in a separate form. But in order to give a condensed and compact view of this branch of the work of the Church, we have endeavored to gather them all together. Where possible we have secured the exact sum; in other cases, the rouna num bers. The Board is the title of the Old School organizations; committee, that of the New : Foreign Missions Board $271,940 Foreign Missions Committee llu.OOO Home Missions Board 1S,717 Home Missions C'omuiiUea... 173,OU0 Fdueation Board 57,707 Kduoatiom Comuiitteo.,,.. ..,... . atf,(n) Publication Board contributions.. 3C.57U Publication Board sales 86,758 Publication Com. contributions... 11,235 Publication Committee Kales 43.ti5 Church Erection Board 73,(WO Church Erection Committee 36.00U LMsauleu Ministers 41.iX)(j Ministerial relief 88.S79 Freedmen Committee (O. 8.) 34,871 Freedmen Committee (N. 8.) 50,000 Total $1,217,336 It will be understood that this total ncludes onlv the contributions to the Missionary Denominational Causes of the Church. It seems but a small portion of the money collections. There must be added to it the receipts of the Treasurers of the two Assem blies ($61,890); the miscellaneous coir umn, which includes sums contribu ted to union benevolent and missioti- ary organizations; and also the con gregational column, which includes alans paid to pastors, and moneys -pent on church buildings, and for the running expenses of the various congregations. These two items cannot yet be sta ted. They will be embraced in the tables which will be published after the adjournment of the Assembly, from the statistical reports of the va rious churches. But, if we remem ber aright, they amounted last year to about seven millions of dollars. We suppose that they will this year run above that. THE SCHOOL FUND AGAIN. Comptroller Blackburn and those "Twenty Bonds." Tbe following letter appears In tbe Nashville Banner of Tuesday, and was addressed to the editors of that paper: Comptboli.ek'h Office, ) Nashville, Teh., May 30, 1S70. J In the report of the "School Fund Fraud" Committee, published in the city papers, among other remarks in reference to twenty bonds once the property of the "Insurance Company of the Valley of Virginia," I find the following: "And as late as March 7, 1870, Mr. E. G. Pearl renewed two bonds whose numbers are 5145 and 5146, and this was done by State offi cers, right in the face of the written notice already referred to, of 8. Wat son, plainly stating to these officers that these bonds were stolen and for them not to renew them." Now, if I knew that the committee, in the tore- foing remarks, aimed to insinute that , as one of the State officers, had acted corruptly in the matter of the ex change of Pearl's bonds, I would know exactly what to say, but not knowing it, 1 proceeded to say what 1 started out to say. I uder the law authorizing it. the Governor issues bonds in exchange for bonds that have become unsaleable because of mutilation, etc., etc., etc. When this is done the Secretary of State makes a full record of the mat ter in his office, and the Comptroller has to take tbe unsaleable bond re ceipting the Secretary for it cancell it and file it in his office. This is ail the Comptroller has to do with it and is what J did do as the law provided. But here is what Judge Watson said to me about "stolen' bonds: "To the Comptroller of the State of Ten nesseeyou will ple-e take notice that twenty straight State of Tennes see bonds for one thousand dollars each, numbered from Nos. 10,512 to 0,5C1 inclusive: also seventeen straight 0 C'P cent, coupon bonds of the State of Tennessee, for one thou sand dollars each, numbered, 2004, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2230, 3399, 434'. 440, 553S, 5592, 5775, 5857, 6526,;7233, 8921, s'22, 5591, and also three capital bor.di of the State qf Tennessee, for qne thousand dollars each, numbered 22, Hi, 48, in all forty bonds, are the prop erty of the Bank of Tennessee, and we hereby forbid you paying said bonds, or the coupons on the same, to any other party than the Trustee of the Bank of Tennessee." S. WATSQS, Trustee of the Bank of Tennessee. April 22. loST. This notification is elated the day on which I commenced work in this of fice, more than three years ago. Is it at all reasonable to suppose that the,Comptroller, who Is forever busy in his office, dispatching, hurriedly, ever-changing business, and who, when bonds are exchanged, receives and receipts for and cancels them bur riedly, and is the next minute (fqrget ting the past) attending to something else, can remember, even for a week, that a paper has been left in his office with certain numbers on it? By "chance" he might, but the ekancus are that he will not. J didn't. When the paper was left I thought I would remember it, but couldn't. The Committee says, when speak ing of the State bonds, they are " made payable on their face to the Insurance Company of the Valley of Virginia, and numbered as follows; 98, 10,574, 10,575, 1220, 5598, 8113, 7722, 10,573, 7723, b2lS, 10,516, 10,526 4578." Mr. Watson didn't tell me that they were filled up on their face to an insurance company, nor does it appear from the record given, that any of the bonds designated by him, have been changed but two, Nos. 10, 510 and 10,520. It is highly probable, however, that every one of them might huve bGn exchanged in"a very short time after the receipt of the no tice; without Jiaving attracted any notice, for reasBns already given, as all will easily see. This is all I wish to say. G. W. Blackbcbn, Comptroller ROUMANIA. The Scene of the Recent Awful Slaughter of tbe Jews. From the New York Standard. The country in which the frightful outburst of fanaticism has occurred, is of recent origin, and is governed by Prince Charles of Hohenzollern, Sig marlngen. It arose in 1859 out of a union of the two principalities of Molr daviaand Wallachia. These two prin cipalities are Inhabited by the same race, and the same aspirations for na tional unity, which have effected so important territorial changes in Italy and Germany achieved the consolida tion of the two principali ties into a constitutional mon archy under the name of Uoumania. The Turkish- government in vain made the niostjrenuous efforts to ar rest the progress of the union. The Roumanians succeeded in obtaining their recognition by all the great pow ers of Europe, and Turkey had to yield. Though the country since the year of its birth has been a prey to incessant dissentions, the union has been consolidated, and the Turkish government has even had to recog nise the election, In 1866, of this Prince of Hohen Zollern, with the hereditary right of his house to the succession. Thus Roumania is now virtually an independent European State, bound to Turkey by the sole obligation to pay an annual tribute. For several years this young State has gained an unenviable notoriety by a frantic fanaticism displayed by near ly the phole population against the Jewish population, which numbers about IWjfN souls, and constitutes the most industrious, and therefore the wealthiest portion of the popula tion. Serious outbreaks of this popu lar fury occurred in 1868. and again in I860. So outrageous ana unprovoked were these outbreaks, that nearly all the great powers of Europe deemed It a duty to remonstrate with the Uoumania government. Prince Charles did not conceal his earnest wish to satisfy, his de mands of the Great powers; but, as the shocking accounts of this present massacre prove, his efforts have been of no avail, the immense majority of the population were in full sympathy with these new Sicilian vespers; nor can it be expected that even now the authority of this well-meaning Prinoe will be strong enough to mete out to the originators of this frightful crime the deserved punishment, or even to prevent its repetition. Under such circumstances, it must be hoped that the great Powers which have taken upon themselves the guar antee of the existence of Roumania will not hesitate to interfere in behalf of the sersecu ted Jews. It is humili ating for the whole Christian world that this act of wild fanaticism, which we believe surpasses in atrocity any thing that has occurred since the be ginning of tbe present century, should nave occurreu iu a curisuau country; for Routnanip has, besides its 4,00U,0Ou of Christians and 130.000 Jews, hardlv any Mohammedan inhabitants. A Challenge. Cincinnati. June 5. It is rumored that the owner of the race horse Baff ler is willing to match his horse to lUMtt n..r.u,j rw.-r miln f i iiu t, ir isvtab lillWK rj aSOK JU.J U11IC V1U1V. Ht a stake of $2500, the trial to take place in a month. The opposition were totally unpre pared for this manner of procedure on the part of the ultra-maintainists. and their indignation at the defeat oi their facilities for maintaining a stub born opposition to dogma is very great. The excitement In church cir cles is intense, and the opposition seem to gain strength from the efforts of the ultra-main ta mists. The True Story of the Murder Stephens, of North Carolina, John W. Stephens, a Radical Sen ator from Caswell county, North Car olina, was murdered a few days ago under mysterious circumstances. The Badical press instantly made a po litical matter of the deplorable affair, and extolled the deceased as a pat tern of morality and propriety, whose "taking off" could be accounted for in no other way than attributing it to political hostility. But a letter-writer from Raleigh, North Carolina, to the New York World gives the other side Of tnis question. He says: "Steph ens was a man of notoriously bad character, who had been thrown to the surface by the unsettled condition ofaffairs for the last three ror four years, and who, being thus enabled to exercise his biad traits on the community around him, made himself many implacable enemies. He was formerly a resident of Rock ingham county, where he was indic ted and convicted of stealing chick ens, and escaped the" full penalty of the law by agreeing to pay the coats of his prosecution and leaving the county." The Good Book announces the maxim that "He who takes the sword shall perish by the sword," and the violent death of such a man OA I a .. as oiepnens can ne explained on a doxen theories, all disconnected from political motives. But these do not suit the Radical press. The Fall Election. Not only, says the New York Evening Post, are the people to choose a new House of Representatives next November, but the Legislatures of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachu setts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Del aware, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ala bama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ken tucky, Arkansas. Michigan. Minne sota and Nebraska are each to choose a United States Senator, as we men tioned a few days ago. In the present House of Representa tives seventy-eight members hold their seats by majorities under 2500 ; and forty-nine by majorities less than 1600. In a number of cases the vote was very close. For instance, the fol lowing Democrats in the present House had less than 600 majority; Johnson, of California, 282 uiajority; Crebs, of Illinois, 503; Voorhees, of Indiana, 18?) Adams, of Kentucky, i T" 1 fl r.r , . . . ... . . 4o; rxamiii, or .naryiand, .V5b; weiu, of Missouri, 181 ; Griswold, 0 New York, 508 j Strader, of Ohio, 211 ; Read ing, of Pennsylvania, 41. The following Republicans Inthe present House hold by less than 600 majority; Roots, of Arkansas, 467; Julian, of Indiana, 116; Orth, of In diana, 457; Hill, of New Jersey, 78; Ketchum, of New York, 425 ; Schenck, of Ohio, 245; Stevenson, Ohio, 497; Smith, Ohio, 333; Winans, Uhio, JTVI; Walker, Ohio, 4,02; Bingham, OtK 416; 'Cue, of Pennsylvania, 225; Mereur, Pennsylvania, 311; Cessna, Pennsylvania, 54; Paine, of Wiscon sin, 429. FUNERAL NOTICE. MAKfciHALL The frlenda and acquaint ance of Mathew Marshall axe respect fully invited to attend hla funeral, from his late residence on west ilde of Poplar Street Market, KM (MONDAY) afternoon, at t o'clock, Jnne 6th. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. MASONIC NOTICE THE officers and mmbers of Ange- A rona Lodge, No. 168, are requested Var to attend the fA ANNUAL COMMt-NICATION, This (MONDAY) Evening, 8th Inst, at 7H o'clock, for the regular transaction of busi ness and for the election of officers for the ensuing year. A prompt compUauue with the laws Is required. All M. Ms are fraternally Invited. By order of JOHN ZENT. W. M. Johx BcAjfisa, Secretary. Jed 5,000 DOLLARS WORTH OF Hosiery and Handkerchiefs JUST RECEIVED AT B. LOWENSTEIN Wishing lor our customers and the public generally to have the benefit of our recent cheap purchase of H06IKKY AND HAND KEBCHIEFS, we will offer this week: LADIES' COTTON HOSE At 5 oeats a pair worth 10 cents at 10 cents a pair worth 20 cents at 1 cents a pair worth 25 cent at 16 2-3 cents a pair worth 30 cents at 20 cents a pair worth 35 oents at 30 cents a pair worth 50 cents at 50 cents a pair worth 75 cents GENTLEMEN'S HOSE At 10 cents a pair worth 20 cents at 15 cents a pair worth 30 cents at 20 cents a pair worth 35 cents at 25 cents a pair worth M cents at 30 cents a pair .worth 58 cents MISSES' HOSE At 10 cents a pair worth 20 cents at 20 centsa pair a worth-35 cents at 25 cents a pair ......................... .wortli 40 cents CHILDREN'S HOSE At 9 cents a pair worth 20 cents at 15 cents a pair worth 25 cents J LADIES' HEMST'D HANDKERCHF'S At 8 eta, worth 12 els ..at 10c, worth 20 eta at 12 eta, worth 25 eta. .at 20c, worth 35 cts at 25 cts, worth to els. .at Ac, worth 4a eta at 30 cts, worth 50 cts at 40e, worth 60 cts at 50 eta, worth 75 cts at 0c, wortn M eta at 65 cts, worth 1 00- .at 75c, worth $1 25 GENTS' HANDKERCHIEFS At 20 cts, worth 35 cts at 25 cts, worth 40 cia at 30 cts, worth 50 eta at 40 eta, worth 76 eta and cheaper still by the dnaen, jaSLadies, don't fail to look at oar new suits, just received. B.Lowenstein&Bros. 242 Main St , cor. Jefferson. SCRAPS OF HISTORY. Stanhw'e Hlatory Facts at to tha Murder of Poor Wirr. From the Savannah Republican.; The New York World, in criticizing Judge Black's defense of Stanton in the Galaxy, introduced the following incident: "Nor is it amiss here to state a fact not generally known, but suscep tible of proof, that when, on the trial of Wirz, Judge Ould, the Confederate Commissioner of Exchange, came to wasnington, as a witness under sub poena, to prove the tcts we have stated, Stanton sent him word thai if he did not return home at once, his parole would be determined. He went away, and Wirz was hung!" To which we would add the addi tional fact, not generally known, that General Robert E. Lee and General Howell Cobb wi re als -uhpo-tm ! and ordered to Washington at wit nesses for the accused, but were sub sequently met tn route by dispatches from the Government, ordering tin m not to come on. Gen. Cobb got as far as Savanah, and, receiving his dis- Diiti-h. t nad both these gentlemen rejected ad witnesses on the ground that having euKBgru m reoejnon, iney were per sonally infamous and not to be be lieved on oath ! We may also state, as an interesting fact in this connection, that Gen. Cobb, who was in command at Macon dur ing the year 1864, had he been allowed to reach Washington, would have tes tified that upon receipt of a very large number of wounded Confederates from a recent battle, more than could be accommodated in Macon, he wrote to Andersonville to have a quantity of lumber that had been collected there, sent up immediately, to be used in the construction of temporary hos pitals. Wirz reused to let it go, alleg ing that he had been trying long and had procured it with great dittieultv in order to shetvr his prisoners. We had this circumstance from General Cobb's own lips. Thus it was that witnesses for the defence were silenced by that blood thirsty court, and poor Wirz, innocent though he was, sent to his last ac count. Stanton has gone to meet him befuru a higher tribunal, where no witnesses will be required. The Banner of Saturday anys : The main objection to a Convention for the purpose mentioned, (to nominate Supreme Judges) is, that those pos sessed of the greatest merit and the best qualifications for tbe responsible trust, might be least disposed to en gage in a Convention ground-scuffle for an office, which every high uiindeW lawyer will readily appreciate, should "seek the man." In other respects the Convention system has become unpopular In many parts of the State, ior oovious reasons. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. JOHNSON'S WELLS, Situated 9 Miles North of HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA, Vl'ERE opened for the accommodation of vtaiters June;, 1870. A trial or eleven years has established the fact that the water of the Wellii Is unrivaled for the in re of Dropsy, Dyspepsia, Chronic Diarrhea, Disease of the Kidneys and Blad der, Diseases peculiar to Fe males, Scrofula, Chronic Sore Eyes, Xeuralgia AND GENERAL DEBILITY. RarKKEM-x: l)rs. Searcy Jr Dement, and A. R. Burnetu TESTIMONIALS : If ADMo. Ala., May , 1870. DBAS Sir. Permit me to eulogise your wells of water, ror with honest motives I do so. 1 have recently been convinced of ita superior medical virtues. !n the relief af forded Mr. Jared DooUttle, who w is a case ot mine In conjunction with Dr. Dement, of Huntvllle, for twelve months before gi'ine to your Weils, sutrering with Bright old Disease of the Kidneys, a disease that is scarcely, If ever, relieved by tbe aid of med ical treatment, thereby producing general Dropsy of the most form .drthle ehsriM'tr' I had desponded of his ever being reiiuved. when, to my astonishment. In a very short time, by the use of tbe water ot your wells, he has been placed again nn his feet, and Is now able, to some extent, to prosecute bis dally avocation. I feel no hesitancy, but would urge upon patients suffering simi larly, to visit at once your Wells, as being the surest means of regaining their health and vigor. UEuiiUE K, aULUV.AN, M.D. Read whatlhe Hon. C. C. (lay. Jr., says In regard to the curative properties of the water: Hchtsvllia Ala , September 5, 1HK6. DkakSib; 1 bad not known the luxury of a good appetite for more than twelve months when I reached the Wells. 1 suf fered much from that oommon. but terrible disease. Dyspepsia. Before a week elapsed my appetite was voracious, and my diges tion equal to my appetite. My fatner was sutlering from Dropsy and Chronic Diar rhea, in three week., he was entirely re lieved from the latter, and almost trom the former. 1 am satisfied by experience and observation that the water baa extraordin ary curative properties in Dyspesla, Dropsy and diseases of the bowels. It Is also more palittble, and mach colder than most min eral waters. 1 believe It possesses as much virtue as any mineral water in this country, and time will prove It. C. C. CLAY, Jr. Hc-ntsvillx, Ala., July 19. 1668. Sib: 1 feel pleasure in giving a eertl fteate to the effect that your watenug place has been of great benefit to myself the short time 1 stayed ther-- My complaint was Chronic Jaundice, which was fa,t resolving itself Into Dropsy. When I came to your Wells iuy condition waa truly sad, and my hope of so early an eradication ol ho touic seated a distember waa forlorn. Your waters have certainly wonderful curative powers. To all who have Dropsy, t'bronic Diarrhea, Dyspepsia or Kidney complaints, 1 cheerlully recommend your Wells, believing at the same time in their efficacy tn other diseases. SAM'L L. K"BKrU -ijN. Mekidiasyille. Ala., August 1, 169. 8ib: In 185 I was afflleted with scrorula. 1 attended your Wells and was relieved. I have had no symptoms of it since. AUCTION. SO Saclis Bran AT AUCTION. By A. E. FRAMKLAND. 197 Main St.. MONDAY MORNING. MAY 8th, 10 O'CLOCK. Je6 On tlio Premises No. 155 ADAMS STREET, On Wednesday Morning, Jane 8th, 10 o'cl'k BY W. H. PASSMOKE A CO.. Ai .T as. THE entire HOUSEHOLD FrRITTJ.E, consstmgof Parlor. Dining-room. Cham ber and Kltcnen Furniture, China, Crockery, Glassware; In fact, everything pertaining to a flrsi-ciass establishment; also, one splendid Milch Cow. W. H. PA3SMORE A CO., Auctioneers. Jeo BUSINESS PROPERTY ON BEAL STREET. AUCTION, 0i Saturday Eveaing, June llth.at 5 a el k. lire shall proceed to Pell, at public auction. If on the ground, m feet front on Beale by ISO feat deep, being the northwest cjrner, and opposite to the west end of the Beale street market-house. This property should com mand tbe attention of our business men and others desiring a good Investment. Tames or Sale: - One-half cash, balance in one and two years, with Interest. PASSMOKE A KCFFlJf. W. H. Passmore A Co.. Auctioneers. Jetf BY EZEKIEL & CO., Auctioneers, Corner Second and Adams Streets. REGULAR TRACK SALES OF DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS SHOES, HATS, ETC. Every Tuesday & Thursday Morn'g. SWCash advances made on consignments' Returns made immediately after sale. A. S. R0GERS0N. Attctner. WAX.TKH M. PHILLIPS. david u sr. JOBS PHILLIPS & ST. JOHN, Wholesale Coal Merchants, Mo. 20 MADISON ST., Memphis, : : : : Tennessee. Mount Carbon ap4 mr The only Dealers ooai. ia DISPENSARY. OR. 0. S. JOHNSON'S MEDICAL DISPENSARY 210 Maim Street, Up Statri, Between Auns and Washington, Memphis, 18 NOW permanc treatment of Pal lataie, who are j.Hn illshml tnr tbe A Mate ati.i Ke- VENEREAL OR SECRET DISEASES such as Sypl tarts, and an is, Oonorr q'-j. ail :': urr. Rheumatism and Rheumatic Paias CUKKD BY A NEW METHOD, ENTIRELY MY OWN. Particular Attention Paid ti tw DISEASES OF WOMEN, of : Celebrated Vegetable Remedies, To which THOUSANDS can testify, wlw oo cared by me la New Orlaas. kfeni Cairo, and various other pUc. All coi.. B '.cations strictly eonfldentliU. No Pay Until Cured ! TV- Doctor fan be rocaltd prrv by l?ttr, upon all Dlaa.tsi pertain:: T-peuialty, anU all other Dian, aol Lug hi.4 intention ouUIil of hw orTW Office boon from H o'clock a.in., t ' HEW ADVERTISEMENTS. TAKEN T MILK, al UP. On Memphis and Cnarieston itatlroad, t' m.ies :r.-in city. ATTENTION. SIR KNIGHTS. 'OU are hereby ordered to atwnd special uoDciave of Cyreiw Coiu- liiauiiery No. 4, SvDiarht Yetuplar on ' (MONDAY, evening . titti lust., at 5 . at yonr Aaylum. 304 Front stre-t. I poe of conferring oixtm of the Kii' Templar. By rtimmand of GEO. MKJJaRSH, fcl T. J. Baw hus. RMorder. DRY GOODS CLOSING SALE OF GRENADINES! Menken Bros. Offer the balance of the'r importa tion of STRIPED & MOTTLED GRENADINES AT 10 CENTS PER YARD. LINEN LAWNS ! Reduced to 15 cents per yard. ON TUESDAY, THE 31st MAY, We Will close out ONE THOUSAND REMNANTS OF Linen Lawn and Piques, Lace Points, Lama Points, GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICE! LOOK AT THEM. Menken Brothers AMUSEMENTS. FOR the benedt of St. Maby's Catholic Chdhcr, at James' Pake, ou MUNCiaV, Junes 1X7U. at Adm anion. TOeecta. Ja INTERNATIONAL PICNIC ! WHITSUNTIDE. MONDAY, JUNE 6th, 1870, AT HEAD OF VA-SCE STREET. ALL sorts of National Games and Amuse ments, Music. Danclm; and Festivities. mjm BROOM'S OPERA HOUSE' (Jefferson Street, near Main.) Ckas. H. R. Bkoox. Lias to and proprietor 1 Acting Stage Manager J Leader ol I 1 1 liaiTu K .'liE.Nii F. liOKMAM.. Prof. Fkask auold. ar-THis standard Variety thka. TVTR Is open the year round wltb a powerrui rnA talented corps of male and Uax ale art ists, presenting eacn evening a programme replete with mualc, mirtn and melouy. Admission, lx: Private duxes, to. p.;