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f i.t MEMPHIS. TENK. STJNXA.Y, JAJTTAJBTT 10, 1875. fDSTABLISHBD ISO 85, NO 9 1 I r 1 - ' ' - 1 - - 1 . - ... . . I .. .. - t Fhbridan le now burfly engnged in J bartering up lite very bail cause. Ho i says be to not a nar. jljui everyuooj ele aya he le. But, then, people will differ, you kiww. Thk United States tenstorriilp is the problem hi Florida as iaTcsneiaee; and tfiere, a Sfew, there fa noksowias which of the Blue hundred and ninety candi dates will ba ftrwcb by lightning. The nt thing In order la M&rdi Grw. We miMt alt unite to make the -uub ot February next more raemora 1, e than the Snrove-Tuesdys of 1S72, -.3, or '74. Lot Kiug Carnival have lull sway. Mx. Gborbe B. Eoolbstok retires r-'.m the editorial control of the Tiptou Jlec jrd, and will be noeeeded by Cap tain a B. SimoutoD, who has purcbaWd an iatereKt in tho office, aDd will aseume the dtMiee and responsibilitlM of editor forthwith. rB mJt imporUnt teMJnioBy given b 'ore the oogrealoual coinnittee Hit tin VieSsburg ye-terday.waa that of jr. CirtiwenU a British fedhject, who fled otlie Amengovernmenttavery ot jeeti .riable,aHd expressed himself dlu-pa-'ml with both the State and Federal governments. Tint OhwlMwatf Oomwerefa - cays wiit tbe Ari'KA'.. ha-t W from the Ki-, thai SberWan'H eownje looks as JioatU h were rfmply caTrjing out a ; fcrraugi jtfogramrue, without refer- r ce to a sinte of tilings different from Hint whk he had ben led to expect, and it oh!v dieits the bitterness of tbe i itmosity felt by the white and colored roee for mtkt other. If his saggeations axe carried out, a war of races will be utVitaWy precipitated. Ihx Bolivar Bvliotln, by tbe death o' Uie lamented M. R Parish, has pawed ; oer tins fcole management, ed .al and olirwiw, of Cap ii i J- Mlltoa Hubxard, the sur v ving partner of Tarisb & Hubbard. ( .iia Hubbard has had nearly entire HiTri of the jlltioI department of .i e JittUttm the past year, and the iaeipiw be has enunciated and ably itrfeixlod have the riug of tbe true .-ue'al. The Bulletin has prospered tinder Captain Huobard's guidance, and we feel assured of a brilliant success for t in fitture Mw!. Lasbbk, one of the most dis tinguished ox American actresses, will ;.;;pear at the theater on Monday (to ri! arrow) night iu the play of Marie An InntUe, leaving tbe tiile ro e. We need uiy, we feel confident, remind ourciti-7-us of this first appearance of Mrs Lan ier this year to induce such an cttend-ar-ce as will assure the accomplished urtistc that she is still remembered and -1 ,11 admired in Memphis. Au added kasore to that of tbe prosenco of the great aetrts, we may also remark en i atant, awaits Wieater-goers In thesup r,ri wbush Mrs. Lauder will receive from a . uu)pay that is said to be thoroughly unliedand as accoinphshed asaDywe Lave ever bad here. Til" Cincinnati Commercial's Jsev Orleans correspondent t-aysthat from , iWy ot the arrival of Sheridan and sislTin New Orleans, they were nd in their denunciation of the people of L uiiana, and ocpsciulJy of New Or , atis, as rebels of the worst type, who i -served oo'y the severest measures of KujdgaUon. They did not wait to see fr tiHNMselvN whether the people had - . augod any in the six or seven years .Lit had elapsed since Sheridan was In ramaud here, as he was sent to stir up strife "d txaslerate the people to the f.lut Of viileuo agnlunt Uo B00"1 .veramewt Sheridan has lost no op tKjrtuulty to aggravate their senoe of t,jiraue and ounression by every means hid i ower. IBM is the way tho tax-rayers of Mi nbwippi put it, and we think they put .tribt: "Shall the few officials, the .ucre servants of the people, be permit l to fatten and grow richer, while the if pie grow poorer and starve? Shall iiwe publie servants le privileged to . j y an xtravagant waste of ihe mon- . v rha insopl', to the destruction of Jip ,-wojicrty of the State, or will the legislature interpose immediately, and by a viRrous system of wise reform, en f ice rigid eoonomy of expenditure in all epttrtmeutfl of tbe government, legisla te, eixeeutive and judicial, and in . tie, cUlef, towns and districts? Let .-uprtfuities be aUoliahed. Let every p naeierary be discharged. Let every 1 -liar M far ao possible ba saved to the :-jfft-rtg people " Onk of the mott important meetings tv r hvld iu Memphis will take place at t " chamber wf commerce on Monday . j-niorrow). It i called for tbepur p .eof reeeiviug and tiiscussing Uic re put of lb joint oemmittee of ;he Tax jeiation and the chamber . ut hing we-isurerf of reform in county, Ui.jiiicipal aiid S ate government. We a-t tht every tax payer wdl make it i business to be present ant that tbe iult will be a report that will chal i?e the conetof tbe people one fat, if adopted, will enforce a rigid - .noray without in the least impairing -.- rights of self-government never ,v jre highly prized than when exercked locl alfiiMw. We exect "a largo and fluenyat meettae," and look forpracti e at reealta. ItAILKOAU ACCIDEXTS. f ina Ii-np on no Enellxli Line Hitrfy ou I'rrMDi lilllvd NUil hCTfnly H biioiIkI-slckruluc llctnilx. - l?eplME-fAr Thrown From Ihp IrncK vt Hit- ilnllmr anil Olilo Rail rad FIW" Prnout Wonnil rtl, our KrrloQt-ljr. Vkw York, January 9. The London T- t, D oember 26th, gives an account I t terriWe accident on the Great West- -.1 rallMwd, in which thirty-one persons T.e' killed and upward of seventy v. uMlel. A large number of psssen .1 ij m sofwh m were visiting frleudi f ; ( tinsimas. were being conveyed In net-u cxrriages with two engine ,i tt't Great Wenteru station, at Ox f rd at forty mioutes after eleven, to 1 1: ..iMfcliaiu and the north rj.u which was a hu!f hour lata I roceeied carefully for nbnut six miles , :: he tire of the wheel of the llret-c'a-s car broke, aitd Immedittely left -hern -tain and for at hat three hun L'. ynrd'', pluuKed along over the . . pn Biauy of whi-h were cut in two, j , msh.i overt w.j wooden bridges ami ver Oxfrt an-i ilirmiugham canal i , citnae was thrown doiru the em ; k'ueotHDd dragged after it several . t j- ts Toe Uaiu was traveling at the . of forty miles an hour, and the im- - it givfii to the cats as tiiey left the r carried them with terrible force for u ;. distance, until they were linally a '-t u pieoes in tbe uaeauows below x r.'C4riHgMaBd tbebagga.e-oarwere i Mteu uouu uie eanai. on car igo carfert awy one of the abutments jt the bridge, and felldn splinters into the water. Fragments of two carriag-s : e literally strewed about the em I.nktribnt, and one carriage was burled rq'' aero tnj up line on to the bank. T.i front pvrt ot tbe train co atinued on its "-nun for some distance In tho cne - f a majority of the victims death was r. a ti teous. ACCWikKT ON THE BALTIMOHK AKD OHIO KAILUOAD Wheeling, W. V., J.inuary 9. Ihe baBl bound train on the Baltimore and O ,,o railroad while on a bridge near t mbridge, Oni3, thi mornlog, the n ulo gear was thrown off and badly er&d The balance of tbe tram v.-vi uuitjured. Some four or five pes re injured but none seriously, legislature wre or would be endan .Slt d the accident, 'gered in case of an organization under A broken fish-bolt caused the accident. t1 . 1 Jux-Priest niinr hear-i hear- , ITHillCUUlVUI liz upon a writ of habeas corpus, was rrmnnHor! HahirHaV for trial, for emUiZ zlement of the funds of the St, Bonifaca !atholIc church at Philadelphia. James Finncane. the car-driver who '-killed Ryan in Chicago last fall, nas bea sentenced to ths penitentiary for LOUISIANA. Result of the Congressional Cau cus-The Party Lash Vigor ously aud Unsparingly Applied. Bishop Wiimer and General Sher idan Kadical Movement in Kew York The Arkan sas Protest. Amea' Call for Troop3-Sheridau's Answer The Now York -.Produce Exchange 8hermant on ytieridrtu. Stalemontof the DemocraticSem hersortho Lt-gblaure Sller idaD'fl Report to the Sec retary of War Etc, Etc. IK THE NEW YOKK PRODUCE EXCHANGE New Yorjc, January 9. Party feel ing ran high in tho produce exchange yesterday, growing out of the diverse views entertained by members on the subject of the interference of the army in the government of Louisiana, and the following paper was put in circula tion by ihose who are opposed to the call for a publie meeting next Monday: "We, the undersigned, recollecting how the rebellion was Inaugurated and the country forced Into war by the failure of the government to protect Its forts and officers, hereby testify our approval of the prompt ac'iou of the government in the case of the Louisiana legislature." SHERIDAN'S STATEMENT. Washington, January 9 The fol lowing official dispatch from General Sheridan was received here last night: HEADQrARrERS, Military Division ) OKTIIK MlSSOriil. J Hon. W. W. Belknsp.BecreUryor War. Wash ington, D. C: I have the honor to submit the follow ing brief rejwrt as they occurred here in the organization of the State legislature of January 4, 1S75. I was not in com mand of this military department until the night or the fourth instant, but l fully indorse and am willing to be held responsible for the acts of the military as conservators of the public peace from that night During the few days which I was in the city prior to the fourth, the general topic of conversation was that of bloodshed that day, and I re peatedly heard threats made that the governor had not been killed on the fourteenth of September last and the as sassination of Republican members of the house in order to secure the election of a Democratic speaker. I also know of the kidnapping, by bandits, of Mr. Cousins, oneot the members elect of the legislature. In order to preserve peace and make the statehouse safe for the peaceable assembling of the legislature, General Emory, upon the requisition of the governor, stationed troops in the vicinity of the building. Ow ing to these precautions th legislature assembled iu the state house without any disturbance of the peace. At twelve o'clock Mr. VigeM, cleik of t.ie last houso of representa tives, proceeded to call the roll as accord ing to law he was empowered to do. One hundred aud two legally returned mem bers answered to their names. Of this number fifty-two were Republicans and fifty Democrats. Before entering the house L. A. Wlltz had been selected, In caucus, as the Democratic nominee for sneaker, and Michael Hahn as the Ite- publican nominee, vigers uau uui uu ished announcing the result, when one of the members, Billeu, of LaFourche, nominated L. A. Wiltz for temporary chairman. Vigers promptly declared the motion out of order at that time, when some one put the question, and, amid cheers on the Democratic side, Wiltz advanced on the rostrum, pi3sed wlJu Vicerr, jeld the speakci'o tihatr andgavei, and declared himself speaker. Piotests agaiust this arbitrary and un lawful proceeding were promptly made by members of the mj jrity, but Wiltz paid no attention to these protests, aud, ou motion from some one on the Demo cratio side of the home, it was declared that one Trezevant was nominated and elected clerk of the house. Mr. Trezevaut at once sprang forward and occupied tho clerk's chair amidst the wildest confusion over the whole bouse. Mayor Wiltz then again, on another nomination from the Democratic sidf of the house, declared one Flood electtd srgeant-at-arms, and ordered a certain number of assistants to be appointed in- A large number of men throughout the hall, who had been admitted on va rious pretenses, such as reporters and members, lrieuds and spectators, turned down tho lapels of their coats, upon which were pinned blue ribbon badges, on which were printed in gold letteis the words ''Assistant sergeant-at-arms," and the whole assembly was in po?ses j sion of the minority and the White j League of Louisiana had made good the threat of seizing the house, many of the a3sistant-sergrants-at-arm8 beiog well known as captains of the White League companies iu tiiis city. Notwithstand ing the tardiness of this movement, the leading Republican members had not failed to protest again and again against this revolutionary action of the minority, but all to no purpose, and many of the Republicans rose and left the house in a body, together with Clerk Vigers, who carried with him the original roll of the house as returned by the secretary of state. Tho excitement was now very great, and the acting-speaker di rected the eergeant-at-arms to prevent the egress or Ingress of members or others, aud several exciting scuflles, in which knlvea and pistols were drawn, took place, and for a few mluutes It seemed as if bloodshed would ensue. At this Juncture Mr. Dapree, th-i Democrat ic member from Orleans parish, moved that the military power of the general government be invoked to preserve the peace, and that a committee be appoint ed to wait on General Ha Trobriauti, the commanding officer of the United States troops stationed at the statehouse, and request his assistance iu clearing the lobby. The motion was carried. A committee of five, of which Dupree was made chairman, was sent to wait upun General De Trobriand, audsoon returned with that officer, who was accompanied by two of his staff officers. The general walked up to the speaker's desk amidst loud applause, first from the Democratic side of the uouse. General De Trobriaud then asked the acting speaker if it was not possible for him to preserve order without applying to a United States army officer to do so. Mr. Wiltz said it was "not. whereupon the central :jro- ceeded to the lobby, and after addressing a few words to the excited crowd, peace was at once restored. Ou motion of Mr. Dupree, Mr. Wlltz then, in the name ot the gsueral as sembly of the State of Louis iana, thanked General De Tro briand for his interference in behalf of law and order, and the gen eral witidrew. Tbe Republicans had now generally withdrawn from the hall and united in signing a petition to the governor stating their grievances and asking his aid, which petition, tigned by fifty-two legally-returned members of tbe Uouse, id iu my posses-Ion, remaining sub sequent to the action of Mr. Wiltz in rejecting tbe clerk of the old house. Mr. Billleu moved that two gantle men from the parish of DeSoio. one from Winn, one from Bienville and one from Iberia, who bad not been returned by the returning board, be sworn in as members, and they were accordingly sworn in by Mr. Wiltz and took their seats on the Moor & members of the house. a. motiou was now made mat ihu hou;e proceed with its permanent or ganlzabon. Accordingly the roli was called by Mr. Trezevant, actlni? clerk. and Mr. Wiltz was declared sneaker, and Mr. Trezevant clerk of the house. Acting on the protest made by a ma jority of the house, the governor now; requtsted the commanding-general of the department to aid him in restoring order and enable the legally-returned members of the hou-e to proceed with its organization according to law. This request was reasonable, and In ac cordance with taw, remembering vividly the terrible massve-res that took place in this city on the assembling j at the Mechanics' institute, and beiiev-1 ing that the dves of the members of the the iaw, as aitempieu, the posse was lur- ntsneu Wllu a request mat care suouiu i , . , l I il. . , I nlshed Wltu a request mat care simuiu . i - T. "iX I tore relumed by the returning hoard fchould be ejected from the floor. This military poise performed its duty uhfer the direction of the governor of the 1 speairer, ana to request you, n your or Stste. and removedrom the floor of Ibejdpra wiir permit", tp please say a few hotiBe those persons who had been ille-jwordu to the dteorTJeriy persons in the Mllv elected, and who had no legal lobby, and .thereby prevent Wdoashed. right to be there; whereupon the Demo, i X!fel nd Jrnow tlist I can rfuGnuin the crata rote and left the house, and the re maining members proceeded to effect an organization under the State laws. In all this turmoil, in which bloodshed was imminent, the military posse behaved with great discretion. When Wiltz, the usurping speaker of the house, called for tr ops to prevent bloodshed, they were given him; when the governor of tbe State called for a posse for the same purpose, and to enforce the law, it was furnished also. Had this not been done, it'Ia my firm belief that scenes of blood shed would have ensued. 'i'.iL SHERIDAN Ueutonftnt-Ueneral. SHERMAN OK SHERIDAN. St. ton Is Rcpnbl'can, Jannaiy 6tb.j The general of the armies of the Unit ed States was at his headquarters and in his office. Could a representative of the JiepulAiean be granted an audience with blm for a few moments? A member of bis Etaff received the request very court eously, and disappeared. In a moment he returned, and the representative was Invited into the presence of General Sherman. The veteran soldier was sit ting at a desk before a glowing grate fhe, which diffused a genial warmth through the apartment He was writ ing, just as our representative had once seen hint writing on the top of a camp chest foradesb, the day after the final struggle at Pittsburg Landing quick, nervous, rapid in commttUng his thoughts to per. He arose as our rep .resentatlveoi tered, and received him with that cordial courtesy so character istic of the man. It was the Sherman of twelve years ago. The same features, tho same style, only the frosts of so many winters have bleached to while tho ck&e-trlmmed brown beard that adorned his face then. Just a little mote venerable In appear ance, but otherwise the same mua.who dwelt In a tent under " tha wide-spreading branches of au oak tree near the wails of Fort PicSering, In 1S62. The care-worn look of those days have, in a measure, vanished. The soldier loves peace and feels the genial influence of hsppy social Burrouudings. It was war times then, and as the leader of an army, terribly in earnest, hi felt the responsi bility of the situation, nd that gave blm a care-worn look. Tho object of the call was soon made known. The New Orleans affair was spoken of as something in which the people felt a very deep interest. No notes of the conversation were made, and the follow ing report of what was said, though be lieved to convey an accurate statement of the vlew3 of tbe general of the army, as given to our representative, yet it does not purport to reproduce his language. In snbatance, tho generul said affairs in Louisiana wora an ugly look. He hoped, however, that a solution of the difficulties would soon be reached. This a 'ate of affairs could not continue much 1 juger. He thought that congress would soon be compelled to take some action which would compose the difficulties, as far as they could at present be composed. General Emory, who ommauds the department of the of the old school", but perhaps a little timid In interfering in the civil affairs of the State. He had received orders and communications from Washington, touching the conditions of things in Louisiana, which he had forwarded to General Sheridan. That commander had gone to New Orleans (o observe the progress of the civil complications by order of the President, with discretion-' ary authority to assume command of the troops if he should deem it neces sary. General Sheridan, he said, is a kind-hearted, noble-minded man, acces sible to any who may have a suit to urge. But heis a soldier also, and does not hesitate to do his duty. If he thought it necessary, and believed it a matter of duty, the city of New Or leans would be no more regarded by him than an Indian village. He would not heUtate to level it. That is tho kind of a man Sheridan is. STATEMENT AND PROTEST OF SIXTY NINE MEMBERS OF THE LEGIS LATURE. New Okleass, La., January 8, 1ST3. To tbe Honorable the Sonato and tbe House or Representatives of tbo United States of America, In Congress Assembled: The house of representatives of Louisi ana, duly organized in accordance with the laws of the State, would most re spectfully state to your honorable bodie3, that, having convened iu the capilol of the tjtate, on the lourtn day or January, 1875, and having organized permanent ly according to law, their speaker and a majority of the members were compelled to retire by troops of the United States; the facts being as follows: On Monday, the fourth day of January, 1875, at twelve o'clock, the clerk of the former hoc&o called tho roll of members, a? re turned by the returning board, to tbe number of one hundred and six; one hundred and eleven constituting a full bouse; aud after reading certificates of the secretary oi Hate, attached thereto, announced a quorum present fifty-six being the number required. Thereupon, on the motion of Mr. Billeu, ot La fourche, which was put and carried, Hon. JL. A. Wiltz, of New Orleanc, took the chair as temporary speaker. Mr Wil'z as speaker called the house to order. The oath of office was duly ad ministered to him by Justice Houston, and thereupon the speaker administered the oath to the returned'members of the house. A motion was then made to declare Mr. P. J. Trezevant, clerk of the house pro tan, which was carried. A motion was next made to appoint Mr E. Floodjoergeaut-at-arms pro tern, which was carried. Motions and calls from both the Re publican and Conservative sides for a permanent organization followed. Con siderable confusion prevailing, the chair refused to entertain any motion until order was somewhat restored. The following resolution offered by Mr. Bellew, of Lafourche, was then made and passed. Jlaolvea, That James Bryce, Jr., of the parish of Bienville; Charles Schuy ler aud John L Scales, of the parish of DeB do; C. C. Dunn, of the parish of Grant, and George A. Kelly, of the parish of Wynne, be and they are here by declared duly elected members ol this house, and as such are entitled to their seats, reserving to their opponents, if any, all right of contestation. Thtse five being the members from the four parishes whoso returns the re turning board had neglected to promul gate, aud had referred to the legislature for its decision, were duly sworn and took their seats Thereafter motions from both Repub licans and Conservatives were made for a permanent organization. The speak er announced the motion carried. Mr. L. A, Wlltz was nominated by the Conservatives, and Messis. M. Hahn C. W. Lowell by the Eepubjicans. Mr. Lowell declined. The epesker then ordered the roll to be called, which roll was the same as that called by the former clerk, Mr. Vigers, witti ths addition of the five names above mentioned. The roll being called, the clerk announced ihn vote as follows: L. A. Wiltz, 55; M. Hahn, 2; blank, 14; Mr. Wlltz voting blank. No objection or dispute was made to the count or to the acaouncement of the vote. At this juncture several Republican members indicated s. disposition to leave the hall, and a number of thC2 retired. Mr. Wiltz was then duly sworn in, and the roll being called tbe members came to the speaker's stand and were sworn in by him, four at c time, to the number of fifty-nine, Including ilesers. Baker, Diury, Htthn, Murrell and Thomas, Re publicans, who remained and partici pated in tbp proceedings after the per manent organization. A motion was then made and carried to elect Mr. P. J. Trezevant chief clerk of the house, and another made and car ried electing Mr. E. Flood eergeaut-at-armi of (he bouse. Thus was permanent organization of the house of represeat atives effected in cssordance with the constitution of the Stato o' Louisiana fsee articles seventeen, twenty, thirty four aud forty-eight of the constitution oftheStite, and tecHou forty-four of act ninety-eight, IS72), and in accord ance with law aud parliamentary usage. The speaker then announced tiitt the houso waa ready for business, and no tices of the contest pf an election were thereupon given. On motion of Mr. Dupreo Orleans, a committee of seven on elections and returns was appoiuled, confciating of Meisrs. Dupree, Pipes, Carlcsg, Young, iammonu, ianu and Thomas. In the meantime, and during the pro ceedings in the house, an additional number of police with a crowd of dis ordetly persons, entered tho lobby and entered into a dispute and a menacing altercation. While tbe'sergaut-at-arms and his ten assistants were contending wun me rnou, tpe speaker endeavored to procure the attendance of additional sergeants-at-arms, aud for this purpose addressed a note to the officials who were in possession and In cootrol of tbe barrf cadc d doors of the statehouse, to allow a citizens to be admitted for that pur pose. This requtst was made in writ ing and refused. About oue o'clopb that evening the disturb ance in tno loboy crew aeri ous and a conflict was imminent, and In rder to avoid a collision, Qeneral Do who had eome time previous entered and occupied the statehouse with his soldiers, was sent for. On entering the hall be was addressed by the speaker as follow: uenerai ueirou-iauu. ai iue iniuesi L. 1 f . I. T V.n.,. co... ,h' th " i7n , n, rZi lor you, to say mat mo uouse oi repre- ' sentatives of the State ct Louisiana w jargonized, .with myself " permanent dignity of the house, but it is not my wish, nor that of the members of the t house, to bring about a conllict, hence you win oniige me it you wm s.y a iew words to the lobby. Tho general retired to the lobby, aud spoke to the crowd, after which they dispersed and order was restored. After this Interruption the house pro ceeded with its business, the committee on elections and returns reported, and upon their report the following repre sentatives were duly sworn In and seated as members: Messrs. John Qulnn, of the parish of Avoyelles; J. J. Horan, A. D. Land and Thomas R. vauguan, ot tue parisn oi uauao; j. Jeffries, R. L. Luckett and G. W. Daf- ford. of the parish of Rapides, and William Schwing, of the pari ish of Iberia. While the proceediuKa of the houso were quietly progressing, about the hour of three o'clock iu the after noon. General P. DdTrobriand, com mandinir the United States troops in and around the statehouse, entered the hall in uniform, hi3 sword at uts sine, accompanied by two of bis staff and Mr. vigers, me lormer cierK oi me nouse; and addressed bpeafeer wiltz, exiium lag documents, of which the following are copies: State or Louisiana, Executive DKPTt iifin w 1.1. .-.-, jnuDdij i, ui i General DeTrobrland. Commanding: An illegal assembly of men having taken possession of the hall of the homo or representatives, and the police not being able to dislodge them, l respect fully request that you will immediately clear the hall and statehouse or ail per sons not returned as legal members of the house of representatives by tbe re turning board or me mate. W. P. KKLLOQG, Governor. Btatk of Louisiana, Executive Dep't Skw Orleans, January t, 1375. TJeqeral DeTrobrland. Commanding: The clerk of the bouse who has in his possession tbe roll issued by the sscre tary of state as legal members of the house of representative, will point out to you those persons now in the hall of the house of representatives returned by au illegal returning board ot the btate. W. 1 KELLOGU Tho speaker refused to allow Mr. Vigers to read these documents he not beinz clerk of the house, and at the re quest of General DeTrobriand they were read by his adjutant. SpeaKer Wiltz thea asned Uenerai Delrobriand: Have you submitted these documents to Uenerai &mory? General DeTrobriand I have not, hut I presumb that duplicate copies have been sent to mm. BpeaKer wiltz l wish to say to you mat since our organization we have ad mitted, sworn in and seated five mem bers from referred parishes. Are these members to be ejected? General DeTrobriand I am but soldier. These are my orders, and I can not enter Into any consideration of that question figThe general further stated that he was under instructions to obey tbe orders of Governor KIlogg. Speaker Wlltz I respect you.geueral. as a gentlemau and a soldier, and I dis like to give you trouble, but I, like you have a duty to perform which I owe to my State, and to maintain the dignity anu authority or my position as speaker of the house of representatives, force win nave to be used berore i can permit you to execute your orders. Upon the refusal of Speaker Wiltz and Mr. Trezevant. cierK, to point out the persons, and refusal of Speaker Wiltz to allow William Vigers to call the roll for the purpose otidentifying the members, Hugh J.Campbell and T. C. Anderson assisted General DeTrobriand in identl tying the members to be ejected. General DeTobriand then ordered his soldiers, fully armed, with fixed bayo nets, into the hall from the lobby, and approacnea tne members successively wmiem tneir seats, namely: U'Ouinu. T 7 I Pi. i T: T i ii yuufiuau, omuuru, ueunes, jjuuaeu, Dunn, Kelley, Horan and Land, ana one by one he caused them to be taken from the hall by his soldieis, each gca tleman first rising in his place and utter ing bis solemn protest in the name of his constituents against their unlawful expulsion. Thus were the gentlemen ignomini ously arrested, and despite their public protestations and their appeals to the speaker and the house for protection, which neither could afibid, were taken from their seats and forcibly eject ed from tbe hall of the house of repre sentatives of the State of Louisiana at the point of the bayonet by the officers anu soldiers or tbe united States. General DeTrobriand then pro ceeded to eject the clerk and arrest the proceedings of the assembly, and for that purpose brought a file of soldiers to the speaker's stai.d, when the speaker aroso anu uuuresaeu me uuuse as ioi lows: "As the legal speaker of the house of representatives of the state of Louisiana, I protest against this invasion of our hall by the soldiers of the United States, with loaded muskets and fixed bayonets. vve nave seen our brother members vio lently seized by force of arms and torn from us, in spite of theireolemn protests. We have seen a file of soldiers march up tne atsie oi tne nan or the house of re presentatives of Louisiana, and have protested against tbls in the name of a once free neonla. In thn namA nf-thn down-trodden State of Louisiana I again entet my solemn protest. The chair of the speaker of the house of representa tives oi tne estate or iiouisiana is sur rounded by United States troops; the hall of the house of representatives is in tho nntUOCCiirkTl nf orninrf fnmaa n rid T nail upon tbe representatives of tne Stale of .Louisiana to retire with me from their presence." Speaker Wiltz then left the hall, foL lowea oy au ot tne conservative mem bers, the hall being left iu possession of me military. j.i we nave dwelt thus somewhat at length upon the details of tne military overthrow of a sovereign estate, anu ner reduction to a prov ince, it is that other States mav see and know the process whereby the overthrow or tneir own liberties may be accom plished. We solemnly warn the Amer lean people, iealoua of their liberties. that a military power displacing a hou? e of representatives in the State of Louis iana, may yet serve as a precedent to wnacaie mem, and rnus posterity, if in mis nour or trial, standing as we do to day, amid tho ruins of constitutional liberty, they leave us to our fate. All of which is respectfully submitted, L. A. WILTZ. Speaker or House of Representatives of the nunc ui imui iana. PETER J. TREZEVANT, Clerk. With sixty-two names or members following, AMES'S CALL FOR TROOPS. Jackson, Miss , January 4, 1875 To President U. S. Grant, Washington The majority oi me legislative committee, sent to investigate the affairs at Vicks- burg, report to me that a great feeling of insecurity prevails there, and that cer tain officials caunot safely discharge their duties. Tho sheriff of the county reporta to me that "ormed defiance of all law and lawful authority hold full sway at the courthouse. Consequently I am compelled to ask you to send troops mere to upnoiu ana protect the iawiui authorities. , adelbert ames. Xetv OBI.EAHS, La., Jannary 5, 1875. To Governor A. Amps: I have to-night assumed control over the department of the gulf. A company of troops will be sent to Vicksburg to morrow. P. H. SHERIDAN, Lieutenant-General U. H. A. BISHOP WILWBRTACKLF3 THE LITTLE GENERAL. New Orleans, January 9. Un founded reports are current that the mil itary have orders to arrest the leading White iieaguere. Bishop Wilmer and General Sheridan had an interview, this evening, upon tbe subject of tbe condition oi affairs in Louisiana. They failed to agree, conse quently tbe interview was long and somewhat stormy. The bishop explains mat in nis testimony oerore ma con gressional committee, wherein he stated there was no security, he meant no se curity under tbe courts against theft, elc, of wbjch he was speaking. DIBBLE'S MANIFESTO DIDN'T APPEAR Sllpsof Dibble's manifesto, furnished tbe AtSDclated Press and city papers yes- tsiday evening, were from the Mepuoit can ouice; its non-appearance in the Republican of tcrday, created surprise THE SCHOOLS AND THE LEGISLATURE. Nev Qrleans, January 0. The public schools yill re-open on Monday Seven policemen who refused to re- Eort at the statehouao .on Monday to ear arms if necessary, were to day dis missed from thegeryico. The Kellogg legislative bouse clerk announced Arty-live rnerobtra present and a quorum. The memorial of the Conservative members to congress was criticised, pronounced Incorrect in sev eral respects, and a comrIttep appointed to prepare a counter statement to con gress. jCNDjajfAKT ARKANSAS SPEAKS. Little Rock, Ark., January 9. The merchant of the city held a public meeting this evening and passed a reso lution denying General Sheridan's dis- io me secretary or war in bo rar as it refers to Arkansas. A resolution was iutroduced iu the senate to-day and referred to the committee on Federal re lations also denying the lleutenant-gen-eralto statement. A large number ol officers and soldlerx of the Union during the late war publish a card tp the same effect, THE CITY COUNCIL OF NEW ORLEANS BRANDS 8HERIOAN. New Obleanb, January 0. Mayor Leeds in bis message to the pity council to-day, called attention to the published diipatcb of Sheridan to the secretary of war, of Jannary 4th, by which the com munity has been calumniated, and ad vlelng the council tofmake an emphatic denial of this most unjustifiable libel. Tha couaaii adopted a resolution saying unfounded in fact and unju3t, aud jap-1 pealing to tho sense ofjusUce orcr.izens of sister States who have been amoug j U3 stigmatized, as they do not, deserve the unwarranted charge? and aspetSons j thus brought against ti" by LUuteaaut-i General Sneridau." j DIBBLE DAMNED. j Washington, January 9 Attorney. Goueral Field, of Louisinna, now; hare, has received a dispatch from Governor Kellogg saying that IhoRepubllcsn par ty "does not indorse Judgo Dibble's let ter. He published it In the Dauosratic papers alone. Our friends geuenlly con demn him." PROTEST FROM MISSISSIPPI. Special to the Appeal.) Jackson, Miss., January 9. A -Joint resolution disapproving General Sheri dan's dlepatches and recommendations was Introduced Into tbe State senate to-day by Hon. J- F. Sessions, a Repub lican, and passed its first readlng.The senate is largely Republican. OLD VIRGINIA PROTESTS. Richmond, January 9. The follow ing resolutions were introduced iu the State senate to-day: Jiesohed by the general assembly of tho Commonwealth of Virginia, That the governors of tbe States composing the United States of America b; and they are hereby earnestly requitd to convene, as soon as practicable, the leg islatures of their lespective States in order that the States may consalt to gether aud advise with each othtr re specting the late interference ol the army ot the United States with the leg islature of the State of Louisiana, and determine simultaneously to defend and preserve the independence and authority of the S'ates. Jiesolj'ed, That th governoiiimthla mmouweinth be and hSIs hereoy re- comr oue9ted forthwith to telesrraoh these resolutions to the governors of the seve ral States and request immediate re plies. An animated and prolonged discus sion ensued, in which the spirit of mode ration .predominated, leading senators objecting to Virginia taking the initia tive. It was the general opinion that Virginia should give expression through her legislature in tho form of a protest agaiust tbe action of the general gov ernment n Louisiana and appeal to the American people forredres-?, and also to express the deep and lasting sympathy of the people of Virginia with the peo ple of thnir sister State of Louisiana. The whole matter was made the spe cial order for Tueaday. CAUCUS OF SENATORS AND REPRESEN TATIVES IN WASHINGTON. Washington, January 9. Tho Re publican senators to-day held a long caucus in which there was a general discussion on the order of business and of the course necessary to be taken ;iu the affairs concerning the south, and es pecially Louisiana. While some sena tors emphatically indorse tho President and General Sheridan, others are pre pared to await for tho coming special message of the President relative to Lousiana affairs before expressing the opinion. It was genaliy admitted, however, that it was the duty of the government to protect all of its citizens all their legitimate rights, irrespective of the clamors of the opposing party. Tho object of the caucus was to agree upon some line of policy which would unite the Republicans of both houses. This purpose will be the subject of an adjourned meeting. The Republicans of the house held a caucus to-night, with Mr. Maynard as chairman and Mr.Gunckle as secretary. Mr. White offered a resolution for the appointment of a committee of seven members to draft a general bill with a view to secuie the rights of all the citi zens of the siuth. Iu his remarks be referred to the alleged outrages, and urged the immediate necessity of action. Mr. Sypher, of Louisiana, aid the necessary remedy was to protect the people of tbe south, who had been en franchised as an experiment by the Re publican party. Mr. Wilson, of Indiana, desired to make an amendment instructing the judiciary to report n bill for a new election in .Louisiana. Mr. Butler, of Massachusetts, spoke in favor of the resolution, justifying the President and justifying the acts of Gen oral Sheridan. Mr. Hoar, of Massachusetts, said he intended to do his duty in spite of the clamors of the public press. He supposed the itepubiicau party would support their President, aud he knew the Presi dent was endeavoring to confine his ac tion strictly within the line of his con stitutional duty. He fully sustained the i;xeiaxieJ.vc-u-ejaerai.i3ueci(iaus Tux. Blaine, of Maine, was called for but did not respond. Mr. Townsend Pa. desired to hear Mr. oster, qbairmau of tbe New Orleans sub-committee, who had just come into tue hall, but that gentleman made no response. Mr. Ward 111. said that he would not be bound by the action ot the caucus; that he desired to do what was necessary to preserve the Kepubii- can party and to protect all citizens of the union, ue favored a resolution lor the appointment of a committee of nine in accordauce with Mr. White's. The proposition was agreed to, when the caucus adjourned until the report of the committee on Louisiana affairs shall be made, and the present message on that subject is transmitted to congress. TELEUitAaS. The mill-operators, in a mass meeting at Fall river, Saturday night, determin ed to accept tbe ten per cent, reduction and temporarily resume work. Governor Brown, of Tennessee, in his message, urgently recommends tue re peal of the act authoriz ng the conven tional rate of Interest at ten per cent. Josenh Bennet and Mike Affrev were killed in New Orleans Saturday by the careless handling of fire-arms in the hands of some of their companions. The house committee on naval affairs resu ned the investigation of the charge against Representative Stowell of sell ing a cadetship, at Washington, Thurs day. The Swiss, Austrian and Belgian gov ernments lywe adopted stringent meas ures against the importation of Ameri can potatoes infected with the Colorado beetle. Joseph B. North, alias Buffalo Joe, who murdered George Jones on Christ mas, a year ago, was hung to a telegraph pole at Wallace, Kansas, on December 30th, by a mob. The-funded debt of Ihe State of Mas sachusetts is S29.465.204; the sinking fund created for its redemption amounts to nearly $1,000,000; the net debt is less than $19,000,000. Mr. Chandler was Thursday night nominated by the Republican caucus of tho Michigan legislature for United States senator. The election takes place on tho nineteenth. The residence of Kniith Lynn, at Bol ivar, Pennsylvania, was destroyed by fire Saturday morning, and his daughter Mary and a ycung man named E. Ma son were burned to death. ,i IJlSSATISFifcO .MILLIONAIRE. We stated yesterday, on authority of a street rumor, that an uncle of Michael Hogan, of West Troy, died recently in Pennsylvania, leaviuir coal lands val ued at five million dollain, to a portion of which Xlichael is heir. Thp rumor was correct. Forty j'ears ago Michael Hogan, then twenty-two years of age, and an uncle, the only survivors of a once numerous family, came to this country and adopted it as their own. Micnaei, a narQ-wormng, industrious young man, hnaiiy tooK up his resi dence in west Troy. The uncle went to Pottsville, Pennsylvania, or that vi cinity, and after laboring a number of years purchased, with his earnings, a large tract of land, inichael also saved money, and in the course of time laid by enough to start himself in the gro cery business, In which, it can be tiuth fully said, ho has prospered. Tho ven ture of hU uacje turned out to be a most profitable one. Tue lands purchased by him were found to contain an abund ance of coal, and by judicious management he greatly increased his earthly store until at the time of his death, which occurred a few wepks ago, he was worth about five million dollars. Last week Michael receiyed information irom au attorney mat jjis uncie, with whom he had not communicated for sixteen years, had died, and that he was his only surviving heir. Michael was net et all dated by this announcement. and appeared rather sorry. In faot. that such good fortune had come to him. He was getting old, he said, and would not want so much money, beeides he had enough for himself, wjfpgod daugh ter, and the posesaion pf the jmmepse amount mentioned above would onlv bring trouble and disgrace upon his family eventually, as young people cow-a-days did not know how to spend money. As we nave stated, Aiicnael is sober, inauamous man, anu is every way worthy or his rortune, which he intends to claim next week. If be la sorry about this little matter he ou turn it over to us and we'll cheerfully bnr the burden loi hiui. Troy (JV. Jr.) limes. Correspondence is in progress between the governments of Jugland and the United' States in relation to some terri tory in British North America, which England claims but never has formally annexed to her dominions. Right Bey. Mi. Vaughan. Roman Catholic bishop, of Stafford, England, accompanied by several priests, has Esiled on tho steamer Oceanic for New York. He goes to promote missions among the negroes of the southern' (States, NASHVILLE. Proceedings of the legislature- Yester dayThe Senate Resolution In lie Sard to Louisiana Passed. New Revenue Bill Introduced Sweep ing nerarnis Railroads to ha Tax ed The People to be ltc Hered. A General Corporation Bill Proposed The Question or Jniles In Civil Cu ses Johnson ana the Sena torshlp. Special to tho Appeal Nashville, January 9. In the sen ate to-day, Mr. Logan offered a resolu tion for tbe appointment ot a commit tee 10 report on some measure to prevent traffic in cotton. After dark the committee on Federal relations recommended the inspection of two resolutions previously offered, and the adoption of Mr. QuaiJes's resolution relative to the Louisiana outrage. Adopt ed. Mr. Boyd presented tho following resolution: Besolvcd That our senators are here by instructed, and our representatives requested, to support and insist on such guarantees as Svill immwliately restore to the State of Louisiana her rights tinder the constitution as a sovereign State of me federal union. In the house the important bills pre sented were as follows: By Mr. Walker To abolish the State and county superV Intendentaof schools, uy Mr. Jf inlay: To provide for the organizition of as'tor age and compress corporation, fiy Mr. Roush: To grant injunctions tostay tho sale of real estate. By Mr Mathes: A bill to provide for the revenue and reduce the burdens thereof. This is an atwtract bill of ten sections, providing that State taxation shall be thirty cents on the one hundred dollars woith of property as sessed at its cash value; greatly r educing the number and rate of privilege taxes; reducing the tax on tippling to seventy five dollars, instead of one hundred and fifty as now in cities; regulating and diminishing the tax on homo and foreign life and fire insurance compan ies; taxing misdemeanor and cases of unsuccessful litigants, and an addl ing to costs; reducing the tax on all amusements to a living rate; and omit ting tables, express wagons, real estate agents, hucksters, and various industrial pursuits hereafter taxed. Also, fixing a specific tax on all sleeping cars run in the Stale, and providing, particularly. that all railroads be completed in twenty years, ana me personal, real, and mixed property of such railroads shall be taxed as other property, tho tax to be paid to the Stato treasurer who shall have the same power to collect that tax-collectors have to proceed against delin quent tax-payeis. The features affecting railways are somewhat similar to a bill which only lacked one reading of being passed at the last legislature. The mer chants' ad valoremtax is reduced to thir ty cents, and the property tax to fifteen cents on the one hundred dollars, aud tho mode of constraining merchants' capital is changed greatly in their fa vor. Tho bill, if passed, will bo a decid ed relief measure, especially to com mercial centers and interests. It ia es timated that the railroads will almost make up for tho reduction in other quarters Mr. Haines offered a resolution pro viding for the appointment of a com mittee to whom shall be referred so much of the governor's message as re lates to fhe three hundred and fifty i bonds of the Memphis and Little Rock railroad. No new developments regarding the senatorial question. SENATORIAL, ETC. Editors Appeal The senatorial question is exciting more interest hero than any oher at present. Andrew Johnson, it is thought ty some, will get thirty-live or forty rotes on the first or second ballot. I do not believe he will even get that many. I caunot believe that auy Democratic nominee, whom he characterized in hi3 Chattanooga speech a9 "dogs with collars on them," will ever vote, for him unless specially in structed. The members from Shelby consider themselves instructed. They are to be the judges. Even with their votes there is no prospect of Johnson's election. It is generally recognized among Democrats that his election would be the destruction of Democratic organization in the future. If, say they, the man who has opposed organ ization with all his power, can ba elected by a legislature elected as nominees of a party, then there is no use in ever hav ing another Democratic convention in the State. This is the reason why the Radicals support him, because they know bis election would be the destruc tion of the Democratic party of Tennes see. He did all he could to defeat that party in the last canvass, and failed, and if it remains true to its organization he can never defeat it. Had ho acted in harmony with the party, even durinjr the last canvass, he could have been strong, but In refusing to do o he lost his power and influence. Who will bo the successful candidate is doubtful, aud is very unimportant compared with tbe importanceof defeating Johuson. There will be no secret caucuses, but the Democrats will unite upon a candidate to defeat him a3 an enemy of their organization and au ally of the Radicals. If he is not an ally of the Radicals, why are all their presses and all theirpublic men sustaining him ? His only hope of election is by tbe votes of the eight Radical members of the legis lature. The friends of the various Dem ocratic oaudicates will unite on some man to defeat Andrew Johnson. The election of treasurer will take place next week. There are several very worthy men candidates, two of whom are from west Tennessee Polk,of Hardeman and Glass, of Gibson. The bills introduced into the legislature, in regard to the State debt, will, of course, attract atten tion. I have no comments to make on them ; they ppeak for themselves. I am glad to say one of them was iutroduced by a Radical. In regard to the speaker's election, it is proper to say it had no bearing on the senatorial election,or indi cated nothing in regard tothe funding act. Head.'.of Wilson, an opponent of the funding bill nominated Cutnmings, and Orr, of Marshall, an advocate of the bill voted for him. Newton, Gardenhire, Cummings nor Bond were understood to be friends of Johnson. I do not think there are ten Democrats in this legislature who wish Johnson elected, but many will vote for him because they think he is strong with their con stituents. Mr. Johnson's attempt to get up instructions signed by negroej, it idicais, etc., will not aliect this legis lature. They will treat snqh nreteuded ! Instructions with merited contempt. The Union and American is not advo cating the claims of Governor Brown or of any other man, I suppose. It is not as decided against Mr. Johnson as the Democrats wish it to be, .but it does not appear to bo advancing the claims of any aspirant. Jf auy other man than Andrew Johnson had denounced the Democratic organization as Andrew Johnson did, would he not be denounced by the Democratic press all over the State? Emerson Etheridge was as good a Democrat as Andrew Johnson, supporting as he did, Porter and Casey oung, anil bow was he treated? Why should any difference be made between' him and Aucrew John son. DEMOCRAT. NASUVIIXE, July 8, 11)71. Spfcl.il Correspondence of the Appeal. Nashville, Tenn., January 7. I learn to-day that recommendations madn hv enmn nf thn loariinrr In-v-rora rvf ' Memprffa-iududta tor here in the shape of bills prepared under the direction of the Citizens' pro tective union. It Is rumored that the members of Shelby will cQnsult wth th,e members from Dayidspn Jri' passing a general corporation bill for cities of their amount cf population; restricting the Is euance of bond?; limiting the rate of taxation; prohibiting the issuance of certificate of election, and requiring thetg .0 take oqtdtantjipg inu;ebtfcdneii3 n payment "of general tases, eto. It is believed that a movement will be mode by both cities through their repre sentatives, and that they will agree upon reforms that will greatly redur-e their runplng expenses. Bills have already been prepared by a prominent member from Davidson, but are held up to await recommendations from Memphis. From present appearances there will be a hard light by the Shelby county delegation to abolidi juries in civil cases uuleaa called for, and then to be paid fur by the losing party, aud never taxed to MLi oounty except in case of pauperism, countv r gr?at Eaviu to 6heI OOUUly. If It ftHrkiil.1 rri Un f?. ytion.Ur8ed to It, eicent that the juij- njeiem 18 one of th' n.lVshfnnH of government, and that it has uot been fully discussed; but tbe chances are that these diecUssionB will badpne away with under the urgent and pruning demands for reform. You can rest assured that the salaries of officers will be reduced to reasonable ninountj, It Is claimed that officers' salaries alone have held up In tbe general stringency of tbe times, und that there is no g .od reason why they should not live on short rations as well as tie people generally. Her Kccent Flunnclnl Condition mid 1'nltire rroprclH IIjo Nennle mil lor Hie Iftinancfi or 82.500,000 .More lion it . What the Ntato Hn to Vnj nnd Ulnl hbe Ilni to Pay It Wltb-All SheNerili in Freedom from Radical Control to be Adib lo lny. Little Rock, December25. A blun der in transmission made the Associated Press report from this city a few days since announce that the senate had passed a bill authorizing the issue of State bond3 to tho amount of twenty five million dollars. Thero seems thus tar to have been no correction made of the error, and the statement has passed almost unquestioned as only additional evidence of tho utterly inexplicable character of Arkansas legislation. The occasion is a good one to make known nricfly the real political and financial condition of the State. The facts will lo3e nothing in the telling, and once in telligently understood will doublv damn in the minds of all honest people the rulers with whom Arkansas has been i cursed for the past six years. The atate senate did a week ago pass a bill authorizing tho is sue of bonds to the amount of 2,500,000 to meet the current expenses of the State government, thereby ap parently indorsing tho suicidal policy that the current expenses of the State government are to be met not by taxa tion, but by plunging deeper and deeper in debt. Such, however, was not the intention of the senate. The issuance of these bonds seemed to be the least of the evils which stared them in the face, and the bill was passed in tbo hone of tem porary relief. During the latter4)AV of the war, and up to 1668, the State, un der provisional government, fared well compared with the more recent tyran ny. In 1868 the carpetbag element, un der the plea that the work of reconstruc tion would be best accomplished in that way, framed a constitution giving them unlimited powers, and submitted it to the people when two-thirds of them were under the ban of disfranchisement. The minority adopted the Instrument, and Arkansas fell into the hands of the Dor sey and M'Glure ring. These carpetbag officeholders found in the State treas ury, as the result of general revenue, the eum of $104,822 in currency, and $100,500 in ten-forty United States bonds. Che revenue under easy taxation had from 1S65 to 186S, while Murphy was governor, and native Ar kansiaus for the moat part were In office, paid the State expenses and left these accumulations, with an insignificant debt well secured. For five years from 186S the ring ruled; and then through the patriotism ot Governor Baxter, who, though elected by the ring's influence, refused to be its tool, the people received back the government from the plunder ers. In the State treasury there was S133 57. The Stato debt had been swelled to 318,000.000, not including several millions of bonds through such barefaced swindles that the courts pro nounced them illegal. Arkansas was virtually bankrupt and without credit at home or abroad. In 1S65, IS66 aud 1867 taxation was easy. In 1868 the valuatiou of property was in many in stances doubled, and in all cases raised to more than ever before. The assess ments were entirely arbitrary, and there was no appeal, by the ring's constitu tion adopted in 1868, beyond the de cision of the assessor himself, whose re muneration was a certain per cent, of the valuation. There could not have been conceived a worse scheme of legit imate robbery. Under their constitution the ringlevied a tax of one-fourth of one per cent, for convention purposes, and a militia tax of one eighth of one percent. It is not necessary to multiply illustra tions of the iniquities wrought under that infamous constitution oriSOS. In this county alone, Pulaski, the taxes collected by the ring for Stato aud coun ty purposes were more than assessed and collected in I860 from the whole Stale for State expenses. And yet, in spite of revenue from taxation,the like of which Arkansas had never known, these plun derers ran up a debt of S18.000.000. The State has now $16,000,000 out in bonds. They are worth on the market forty cents on the dollar. The interest upon them is past due, and thero is nothing to meet the matured coupons. There lb also a floating debt of nearly $2,000,000. The action of Baxter gave the people once more control. They held a conven tion and framed a new constitution. This constitution is an instrument characterized by moderation and limited powers. It has been submitted to the whole people and adopted by a vote of nearly four to one. Under the new con stitution tho expenses are greatly re duced. Three hundred thousand dollars a year is saved by abolishing sinecure offices established under the ring's in strument. Nearly as much more a year is saved in the reduction of salaries from their formr extravagant figures. The report of the State auditor for 1874 will show that the taxable property of the State amounts to $103,348,973. By the provisions of the new constitution this is enough, it is believed, to yield, by rea sonable taxation, revenue sufficient to sustain the State government, pay the interest on an almost ruinous bonded debt, and gradually redeem the bonds, the tax being decreased as the popula tion increases. This Is the spirit in which the present officers are working-. This is the aim of the new constitution" and the will of the people. Tne tenate passed the recent measure for the issue of $2,500,000 iu bonds, thinking, in that way to fund the floating debt of nearly $2,000,000, meet the interest on tho bonds, thereby preserving tho State's credit, and to carry along the government until the next year's revenue comes in. It may have been an error of judgment, but they meaut right. At any rate this hasty review will give a better general idea than most northern people have of Arsanbas pontics a ad nuances. Ail the people want now is to be let alone and they will work their own salvation. The ring ia working in Washington to secure the setting aside of the new constitu tion and the restoration of their power and the constitution of 1868. In hia message the President, while devoting a good deal of attention to Arkansas, still dodgo3 the question, and leaves to congress the decision. The people of the State are looking anxiously for it. If interference is staved ofl until the Dem ocratic congress comes into power all will be well for Arkansas. OBITUARY. DUNLAP Died, at his late residence In thin city, on December 2lth, General John H. Do nla !, in theBeventy-fourth year of his age. It is with reollnas o' sadness that we chroni cle this event, lie was one of the eailiebt settlers of this town, having lived here ror over half a century. We can hardly reall.e the lact tlmt he has left the busy walks of men, to become a dweller in the city of tho dead, in justice to his memory we give a very brief outline of hU life, trustlnu that his worthy example may havo a good Tulluence ou boine or our youns men, who had tbe pleasure of bis acquaintance. His Hither. Hll"h llinlnn -nrnu o nnfl.-a nf Ireiaad, and was married In Knox county to anas Duaauim uiiiiHm, iormeny or Virginia the present city of Knoxvllle being then in IU infancy. 1 hey were blessed with a larze family of children; prominently Unown amoug the number were Richard (J., Hash W.,Judee William C., Uenerai John H. U n eral James T, and K. E. Dunlap. Uenerai Jam.es T. Dunlan, of Davidson, and R. E. Dun lap, of Humboldt, and an only sister, airs. DavldS. Urcer, of Memphis, are the only ur vivlns members of this remarkable lamily, on. e numbering twenty-three children. The deceased. General John II. Daulap, was born In Knox county, Nov. IT, lt-01, ..Is lather on after removing to Roaco cout'.'y, and subsequently to Henry county, whither the family had been preceded by their ton John, who located nrst ut Heynoldsburg, an Tennes see river, and m 1823 (the year Paris was laid off) eettled In Henry county and commenced the practice or law, absoclaled with his broth er, Hugh W. Dunlap. In the year 182 the de ceased was married to illss Marietta Beau cbamp, ol Henry county, and remained a citizen of Paris 'o the hour of his death. We here relate a little Incident that oc curred in his boyhood, which, illustrates a leading characteristic In his alter life. His brother Ricbard raised a, company of volun teers for the Seminole war. John H., then a He made his own shoes, shod his own hnrsn" oare;ooi coy oj nueen years, volunteeied. whisky. Hh sold his wblskvfor com. tin. which ho fed his horse, and the cqnsequence was he always had a fat itpree, and lh sood condition for service. 'lhroushout hjs'ufe ho was very temperate, and in ?is manner of living unostentatious. Possessed or very superior business qaaliflca tlons. and of known probity of character, all who tnew him could rely Implicitly upon his promise, his word for any amount was taken as the equivalent of a bond. Following tbls rule or kctior; ;hrougb life, and byurict atte-Uoa ta baines, he accumulated a (nr. Jan.yet waq liberal, bat made no display of yto ca a heart that keenly Jelt for the woe3 of snfler- Ing humanity around him. he was ever rpsui v to extend the opeu hand to those who wero unfortunate or in distress. Be hud notasto for pnbiic ofilce, and declined ail overture of warm fnecds to become an aspirant ror po litical positions. Socltdly ho was remarkably pleasant, asree- auiu, anu nnuormiy pouie to an. A great lover of peace, and by nature a peace-maker among nis neigntw rs, as a iinsoanu ana father, remarkably kind, Under ancJ devoted ; ftn a frinnri. niwn and sincere, and In return was respected and trustd by all. A a lawyer he was uniformly dlgnlflod. po.lta ana courte ous, not only to the courts, but to all memD ra or the bar, and bis klndnesn to the younger membeis or the profession will no d ubt be Ylvldly reooliected by many who may read his obituary, who havo been In former years tho recipient of his magnanimity. ,..,, Exemplary in all things as a citiren, he uitt not neglect the gnat interest of ths lumre. He was a member of thmThnsUau Church In lull fellowship, for years before his death. Amm..n.ri. ond niWul man. has de voted his lite to Jaudabie parpo6W.hnsaccom- fillahed muoh, and now dlw, regretted by a arse rlra o of relatives and a hom of friends. JtTit Jnttltlge -cer. JUSONIC NOTICE. mHE STATED CONVOCATION i Pean K, A. Chapter, No. Ss, will bovV held u-niorrow (MONDAY) TOi'lns, J anuary llth, at 7 o'clock, at nw Masonlo Hall,Oayoso Block, fordhpatch of bnsloefs. V Ultlnz Companions in good standing are fraternally invited. By order of A. J. WHEELEK, H. P. Jons J. Wellek, Bscretary. jalO I IK A MAKltlEI). ACHTMAK-SAVr.OR-On the evenlns ' theTtli int, by Rev. T. r. Tapper, Mr. JfWFfH , Aciitman anil MW.A.1.VA U.HAti.oa. hotk M Moniphi. , DIKO.- JONE-J At her residence. Mason. Tennes Fee,onlhemornlngorthcsth in'iL.Mrs.llAnv ; II. Jones, wife of J. W. A. Jones, and eldest daughter of J. P. and Surah C. Prince. ' Her remains will arrive here to day by the Memphis and Louisville railroad, at 2:33 p.m-1 Krlemls and relatives are invited to attend ! tho funeral at Eimwood this (SUNDAY) after- . noon at four o'clock. VT. 'J.. MITCIIE1.1V5 SCHOOL. No. 303 Third Streot. ENQL18H, COMMERCIAL AND CLASSI CAL courses taught, i'or particulars ap ply atari Third street. Jan7 UASONIti NOTICE. A SPECIAL communication of 1 ella Scott Lodge, No.2SS, will be hold on-V-MONDAY evening, January 11th, at 7A o'clock, for work in tbe F C. degree. Alt F. f Vs are fraternally invited. By order A. F. DAVIS, W M. A. M. Myers, Secretary. ism Dooley'a "S'east Powder i Is perfectly Fnre and Wholesome. I Dooley'a "2east Powder la put up In Full Weight Cans. Dooley's Yeast Powder Makes Elegant Biscuits and Rolls. Dooloy's Yeast Powder Makes Delicious Muffin,, Griddle Cake:, forn bread, otc. Dooley's Yeswrl PnTovW Makes all kinds or Dumplings. Totples, Cake ' and Pastry, nice, light uid healthy. , Sooley's Yeast Powder Is the best, becaasa perfectly pnre. Dooley'a Yoast Powder ' mo uneaposi, oecans inn weight. Be sure to ask for Dooloy's Yeast Powder and do not be pnt oj with auy other kind. Dooloy's Yeast Fowdos Is guaranteed to give satisfaction. Dooley'a Yeast Powder la put np Fn Tin Cansot' various sires, suitable for Families, Boardlnghouses, Hotels, Res taurants and River, Lake and Ocean vessels on short or iong voyages. The market is Hooded with cheap, lnlerlor Baking and Yeast Powders of light or short weignu lWOhKYB YEAST POWDER is ( WWJffiLiJ mrongnout tno united States, by deaiors in Orocerlesand FamllvHnnniiPu MILITARY SOTIl'E. IlEADQUARTKKS C0MIWN1 A, Order No. I.J ' YOU are hereby notified to meet at 213 fecond street,TUE--JDAY evening, Janu ary 11, JSTo. Honorary memberships and other important business will come up for ac tlon.By order. c JO 8- SULLIVAN, Captain. i.i.O.SiiEA, O.S. JanlO Templars' Guards. 1UIE Templars' Guards will meet on TUES . DAY' evening, January 12th, at4 o'clock, for annual election of othcera. By order JACKSON P. CREWH, Captain. D. 8. Taylob. O. S. JalO CIiamt?r of Commerce. VTONTHLY meeting MONDAY. January 1 m. in uianv rranprLt Dm OL Ilth, at 4 meeting will be one nf the mint linnnrfant ever held, and it is expected that every mem ber will be prompt In attendance. The report of the Joint Committee of the Chamber and Protective Union will be presented, with other matters of deep interest. J. M. PETriGREW, President. Jxo. 8. Toor, Secretary. LEA.TII ORL'IIAN AbVLUM. AS tho Annual Election or Officers whl take place, together with other important budnei,it Is earnestly delred that there bea rull nttndanco "i I ho Board of Managers, MONDAY, Jannary ilth, at 11 o'clock am. JulU DA Vi D WALK, Secretary. Trustee's sale. BY. virtue of a deed of trust, executed to me April 7, 1S71, and registered In the Kegls ter's oftice of Shelby countv, Tennessee, on the nth day or April, 1S71, In book No. ItO, page 461, for the pnrpooe of securing certain in debtedness therein mentioned, 1 will, on Tuesday, Febrnary ), IS75, within legal hours, sell the property herein described for cash, at public outcry, to the highest bidder, in fiont of courthouse do r, Memphis, the following reul estate, to-wlt: a tract of land containing six iti) acres; said slxacre3 havo a lront of eight () chains ton (10) links on Central avenue by a depth of seven (7) chains forty-ona (IU links, accord log to a sub-dtvlslon maue by M. A. Kerr, surveyor, June 28, 18ti6, and Hied in the Hrjt Chancery Court tsheiby county, in i he case ot K. V. I'rlce vs.0. 15. Parker etuis., rale docket 70i; said sir acres were bought at a sale made by the Clerk and Master in said chancery causo on the 1st day of March, ls"u. by O. B Parker for Martha M. Parker, und the same is part of a twenty-two (21) acre lot bought by O. B. Parker and wifo ot J. C. Terry by dead of record In Register's nfllce Mielby county, book 40 part 2, pa?e 311, etc. Equity of redemption is waived and ihe title supposed to be perfect, but I will well aud convey only as trustee. . J- R-TAYLOR, Trustee. C. w. Metca f, attorney. janio Trustee's feale. BY virtue of n trust deed made to me I)e- cemher'J,lS73, registered In book S. nare 114,1 will, on Tuesday, febrnary J, 1875, jr' thin legal hours, sell for cash, to the hi; hlihlpr. in t r t, ..!" nlila t nt fniini.tnr. . ... .... ... .1 PlllS. the follOWinr? nionprt.f. I v t n in thnirr of Memphis, Tennessee: Beginning oa the ' south side of Moshy street at a stake jl feet , eastot thenortheait corner of J. CUrltHng's homefele d; thenceeasl with Miby stieet25J4 1 feet to a stake; tbenco foulh lis'., feot to a i contemplated lb -foot, alley; thence wtt iVj feet to a ktate; thenco lis feet to the Iwgiu- ! nlng. Equity of redemption waived; title be- lleved to be good, but I will i-ell aud con . vy . only us trustee. H. TO'A NSKND, Tm-te". ' C.W. Metcalf, attorney. j.ilu CLOSING ODT BUSINESS. Well Known GeatlrmonN Ciiiloiii llou and Nhoe .Store, 353 Main St., formerly Ho. 10 Jefferson. I WILL sell my own make of Boots from J7 to!10, made of the best French Calfskin, lean lit most everybody, high or low ln-tep. It is to your Interest to give nieacall before purchasing elscwbere. No. .1.1:1 Matin m. MISSISSIPPI FJRE AND .M ARISE Insurance Company 39 Madison street, ilempiilF. 0,;ito,l, SBOO,OOQ T. B. DILLAKD, : President. II. GB0XAUEB, i Seweiarr. DIRECTORS: T. B. DILLAKD. Cotton Factor. F. . DAVlb, President First National Bank. B. EISEMAN.or ltice, atixi Co, Wholesalo Dry Goods. G. H. JUUAH.of Walker Bros. iCoM Whole- fcaieBry Goods. L. IL EATON, United Slates Marshal. L. IGLAUEK, of Menken Bros , Wholesale Dry uooas. u, It. V. VKEDKNBDRGH, Vlce-Pres. Memphis City H. It. Co. W. A. GAGE, Cotton Factor. J. w. JKKFEIhON. Cotton Buyer. nov3 Johw T. Htkattow, formerly or Stratum, Ms JohWTwtobo. late Oraham & WeUford STRATTON & WELL F 0111) COTTON FACTORS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 34Q Froat atreet, cor. JoOcrson TO CONTRACTORS. SEbtfcr?,hPrFS j received oa or Jang v.nmaa county Court. 1 7j i r ; 7 p.m., proiiijil. O J w i j mm i n s GREAT CLEARING SALE 6HHH SSLLIN6 AT COST i Preparatory to "Taking Stock," aeterminea to close out il WINTER ST HH il 1IUIJ AT STARTLIN6LY LOW PRICES. THS MOST SOLID BAHSUN8 IN STAPIE DOMESTICS, Tho Largest; and Most Yaried Assortment in all other Departments. BROWN SUIUTINGS eTer beforo. BLEA.CUED isHIftT.'NGS AND SHEETINGS greatly reduced FLANNEliS AND BLANKETS wonderfa.lv low. GOODS GENTS' Wiij.o FURNISHING G00D3 j KENTUCKY JEANS at iearfally rLAiu .LiasEis extraordinarily low. BLACK ALPACAS reduced. COLORED ALPACAS redueed. ALL DESCRIPTIONS OF DRESS GOODS still further reduced. SHAWLS reduced. HOSIERY reduced. GLOYES reduced. All kinds of NOTIONS reduced. CLOAKS immensely reduced. 5O0O Seis Ladies' and Children's Furs at prices lower than ever heard of before. Now is your time to purchase for your Money twice what it is worth, at 242, 244 and 246 Main FS CLOSING SSAD I PHIOS TO TAKING STOCK, HI WTTfllf A LARGS BLANKET DEPARTMENT, Hood Quilted Comforts Good Gray llrown Blankets Good 10-4 White Blanket .. Super. All Wool vv hlto Blankets.. Extra SaperUne White Blankets. .. SI CO 1 60 2 7a 3 50 4 60 mmu Good Canton Flannel Extra Heavy t'antou Flannel.. White Wool flannel 9c 20c a" " riannei liunfr rianiiei.. 23c Opera Flannels, nilfc Flannels, and cnuroiuerea f ianneis. LADIES' DEPARTMENT, Alpaca Walking Costumes. Ladled' SnlLs, Imported. Children' Dresses and t'loak. LadleV Wrappers. Ladies' Cloth Cloaks. Ladles' Velvet Cloaks, and Bafiue'. Cloth Polonaises Si, to and f& I FURS! FOSS! FURS' Children's Cape anil Muff... .51 00 Ladles' Cape and Mnff. J2. Sj7sand $5 Ileal Mink Sables S10.S12 and S15 hrmlneeets JS 60, ! I and 95 Lynx and Grebe Sets HOSIERY & M8ERWE1R, Ladles' Cotton Hose, ribbed. Ladles' Merino Hose jjc, 'J)c, 25c nuuren s iia.. uents British Half Hose to per dozen .'jc, iu, loc ijiuies; Menuo vest? Mc, very cheap Gent's Merino Vefets and Drawers. mm & ILKS! SILKS! ALSO, AT F3ICES TO CLOSE, una ByM"TOuaafiii Three.Plv Cnrnels. In strains. Mailing Oll-CIoths, Window Shades, Curtains, Etc There is HO HUMBUG about these Prices, and all Goods are "Warranted as Represented. 2S1 fcini 263 Main Mo. 11 1 1 1 . .. wvffi sa m "sr -srs-aira. at sail n wmm W K Ivfli.KKKH I n U ffB .yn MkXIAuhVlmkk a M UU UU. Stonewall Block, (Up Stairs.)' 400 bbla. Sllrer Moon flour. 100 bbls. Silver Mooa Meal, Trhlte. pearly J2n 5; T;stal9 Buckwheat. 1B0 kegs PItrsfeet. 100 balf-bbls. PigsfeeU 100 half.bbls. Krout. OLIVEB, FINNIM& CO, -J1.T MB LESS THAN COST, on 1st of February next, t. , tne oaiance oi oui immens K AND SHEETINGS at lower Prices than reduced. v vastly reduced. low prices. FUR Street, corner Jefferson. PRICES, mi?iw ST STOCK OF PUfillOi SAL. E GOODS and FLANN ELS mm goods. Alpacas Silk Mohairs.. JT0c.23c.SCc: .50c. 65c. C Colored Alpacas. 13c. 30c. i: Empress Cloths - 3ZSc,S:Kc mmm and domestics Fast Color Prints, warranted. Good Comfort Prints . 3-1 Bleached Domes tlc- Yard-wide Bleached Muslin.. Lonsdale Hope, Bleached Heavy Brown Domestics -7K LADES' UNDERWEAR, Ladles' Chemises 5Oe,60c.75c, Jl Ladles' Nightgowns . 7Gc, SI, SI 2. SI 60 Skirts, handsomely tncked . 70c Formerprlra f A small lot of Ladles' Underwear, sllght-y damaged, will be sold at a still greater sac rifice. A large lot of Odd Corsets to close, a'.50:,73c, II EMBROIDERED AGINGS A9DINSERTDN6S Good Jaconet Kriglngn ....Sc A large lot or flar Jaconet hjagiuxmnnC Inaertlngs.tligblly soiled. 10e,13c, 20e Tbls 1 a Kr rat Job. SUES! SILKS! SUSS! Striped SllksL. "tJC Hlartt- firm drain Milks (Warranted pure Silk. Bellon's Real Lyons Bilks - Evening Hilts 11 SI 00 .11. St 3 Colored Faille Hllks- Bonnet's and Ponson Hilxs at less than cost 0 0ABPETS! IJ BROTHER! Street, Corner Court, 50 bbls. Krout. 200 bbls EarlT uo?e Potatoes. xira xaDie Butter, Self-Bhln? azJl wheat, S. 0. Molasswt, Honejl J; English Plum Pnddinir, AfcaoreJ Mincemeat, Apple, Peach and Qttw Butter, Etc. J..