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STOJj, 35, NO 118
Washinotoh, June 11, 1 sum.
For the Gu j States, the Ohio valley
and Tennetiee, falling barometer, south
erly wind, wanner, clear and partly
cloudy weather.
7 be Supreme Court Refuses to Grant a
Supersedeas In the Case of Tim Fo
ley ts. J. C. Letb et al.
Tho Appeal Brings the Case np in Fall
Force, and Tim Foley will be Re
stored to Ills Position as Cap
tain Etc , Etc.
In Wednesday's Appeal was men
tioned the fact that Judge I'. W. Brown
bid applied to the supreme court at
Jackson to grant a tupcrccdcas in the in
junction case of Tim Foley vs. J. T.
Leath et at., or to restore the injunction
by having the same bo declared by the
appeal. It was the object of Judge
Brown to have the injunction restored,
either by the granting of a supercedcas
or the declaration to the effect sought in
the appeal. A telegram from John H.
Freeman, clerk of the supreme court,
was received yesterday by Judge Brown
informing him that "the supercedeaa
waa refused because the appeal brought
the case up with the injunction in full
force." The clork ateo stated that he
had forwarded a copy of the order by
mail yesterday. It will be remembered
that the motion by the defendants to
dissolve the injunction was granted by
Judge Walter, or tha. second
chancery court, of this city.
The injunction was next dismissed upon
hearing of b!ll and answer, and its effect
thereby made null and void, despite the
appeal which followed by complainant,
who, however, through counsel, had
made defendants not only the fire and
police commiesioners of the city of
Memphis, but also Mike M'Fad
den, chief of the fire department,
and Captain M'Mahon, who was substi
tuted by the commissioners in place of
complainant, as captain of the fire tym
pany. The petition further prayed that
the above named parties, and all others
acting by or under them, be restrained
from interfering with complainant in
the discharge of his duties as captain of
the Are company to which ho had been
elected by the general council, and that
he be restored to snch position and al
lowed to a'.tend to bis duties. Since the
appeal, the commis doners, for reasons
not made known, discharged said Foley
from the lire department. However,
from the telegram we are of opinion that
said Foley is restored, temporarily at
least, to his position as captain of the
lire compauy, and will remain there
until the supreme court makes a final
adjudication of the case. It may be
that this action of the supreme court in
dicates the lact that the 'new city char
ter of Memphis" may yet be declared
unconstitutional. Should such be done,
Memphis will be beneiited.
Front tlie Commercial Agency Iteglnter
orM'KHlop, Hpragne A. Co.,
of Ktw Tork.
New York, June 5. Our reports this
week embrace returns from thirty-four
counties in the State of Texas; twnty
four counties In Arkansas, and nevaa
counties in Louisiana.
Of the counties in Texas twenty-four
report an increased area under cultiva
tion, and only two report a decrease. In
cotton the average increased area is
about twenty per cent. In grain, about
thirty percent. In a few counties sweet
potatoes are grown to a considerable ex
tent, and are reported as promising un
usually well.
Harvesting the wheat crop has com
menced, and from every point the re
port is "promise of an excellent and
large crop." Corn and cotton very gen
erally need rain, but both promise an
unusually good crop. Mowing is going
on, and the result is "all that heart
could desire."
Some four or five counties report the
cattle trade declining, and agriculture
Increasing, while about the same uum
Der report less interest in the cotton crop
and more in cereals.
The chief products of the counties in
Arkansas are cotton, corn, and wheat
Three or four counties report grasses,
fruit, tobacco and potatoes.
The area under cultivation is about the
same as last year in cotton, but largely
increased in corn and wheat. The pros
pects in all cases are reported excellent
In fruit "unparalleled."
We quote from one report: "Wheat
is being estimated all the way from
twenty to forty bushels per acre. Corn
and cotton a good stand and growing.
People are hard run. Are making a crop
without going in debt, and real prospects
of business in future better here now
than since the war, if farmers can only
work through to harvest their crops."
Another states "In several localities
some complaints have been made about
cut-worms, but from close inquiry am
satisfied that no damage has been
From Louisiana reports are of the
same character. Area under cultivation
in cotton hardly equal to last year, but
largely increased in corn. "From pres
ent appearances the crop of cotton and
corn will be large, with a larger yield
per acre than for the past five years."
"Planters have gone hard to work, and
the credit system almost done away
with." a
Ttiat 8370,000 ot Ciapinn.
Nashville Banner.
The holders of the new issue got out
an Injunction last Wednesday to restrain
the comptroller from canceling two hun
dred and seventy thousand dollars of
coupons pasted away in two books in
that officer's safe. The bill prayed that
these coupons be funded according to
law, and thus converted into an Interest
bearing fund. It is the opinion of legal
gentlemen that the very fact ol these
coupons pneelng back into the hands of
the drawer, as it were, waa a cancella
tion of those coupons, though they may
have emanated from the echool-fund,
and that is just as much the case as if
an individual had gotten his notes into
bis hand and pasted them in a book,
without their absolute cancellation by
the stroke of the pen or the punching of
boles through them. They assert that
these coupons are entirely beyond the
reach of the new-issue holders or any
body else. In a conversation had with
Governor Porter relative to these cou
pons, he said he would see to it that the
two hundred and Beventy thousand dol
lars indicated should not go out of the
comptroller's office. They could not be
obtained through any process, because
they were, in his opinion, beyond its
Tcihi and the Indlnn.
Washington, June 7. A very singu
lar statement Is made In regard to Sena
tor Hamilton, of Texas, In connection
with the recent visit of the Indian chiefs,
and the attempt to get them to sign a
treaty relinquishing their rights to hunt
in Nebraska. In a published interview
with Mr. Beveridge, manager of the
Washington house, where the Indians
were anxious that they should be quar
tered, he says: "Spoited-Tall and Red
Cloud came to me and asked my advice.
I told them that they ought not to sign
the trtaly, but to wait until another eon-
tjres bail convened, x tnen cent them
to Senator Hamilton, of Texas, who it
Ijoarding here, and he gave them the
haine advice, and the senator w&s one of
the commissioners selected to go home
with them (9 take council with the
Continuation of the Speech of Til ton's
Ureat Adrocate The Paroxysmal
. Kiss Sweetness Ex
tended. Beecher's Rhetorical and Passloeate
Expressions "A Moral Slairara"
Christ as ai Historical
Erarts as a "Heavy ' Man Perler as a
Vllliner "Vengeance li Jttlne,
Saitli the Lord" THtoa'd
Judge Nelson on the Question or Order
and Decorum Popular Sympathy
with Tilton-Beacli Still
on the Floor.
New York, June 10. The Brooklyn
city courtroom this morning was again
the scene of crowding, more dense, if
possible, than yesterday, despite the
instructions issued by Judge Neilsoa.
When Mr. Beach, who waa early in his
arrival, entered he waa received with a
storm of applause. Mr. Til ton was pres
ent but Mr. Becchcr and his wife were
absent. Mr. Porter stated that Mr.
Evarts was unavoidably absent as he
had to go to Washington and wra there
fore deprived of hearing the remarks
of Mr. Beach to-day but he would be
present to-morrow afternoon. A few
remarks from Mr. Porter disclaiming
any bitterness in his attack on Mr. Til
ton, and stating that he had not used
the phrase attributed to him yesterday,
"Down, down to hell, I sent thee there."
Mr. Beach replied that he waa sorry if
he had.misunderstood his learned friend,
but that he had heard him say
"Down, down" to Tiltun, and had nat
urally thought that he desired to con
sign Til to n to hell, and iudced," said the
counsel, "I think so still." Laughter.
Mr. Beecher and his wife entered at
this point and took their customary
The Post's report says: Mr. Beach then
resumed his address to the jury. He said
an efiort had been made to represent
that words imputed to Beecher by the
plaintiff and his witnesses were such as
were foreign to his style and could not
have been employed by one so skilled in
the use of the English language. Well,
there was no doubt that all men accus
tomed to writing and public speaking
had a stylo peculiar to themselves.
Thus, if any of tho jury should see a
pamphlet containing a speech by Mr.
Evarts, with its title-page gone, its in
ternal evidence would be sufficient to
indicate its authorship. He would see if
the expressions imputed to Beecher were
such as to indicate another paternity-.
For instance, the counsel for the defense
had urged that the term "paroxysmal
kiss" was an absurdity which could
never have come from the lips of Beech
er. The word "paroxysmal" was a good
one, and was known to law in connec
tion with insanity. He had the curiosity
to examine the published writiugs of
Beecher, and in a single sermon he had
found it used repeatedly. Mr. Beach
quoted numerous passages from this ser
mon in which tho word3 "paroxysm"
and "parosyamal" were used in regard
to repentance, love, and other strong
emotions. This came pretty near to a
"paroxysmal kisa." He then consid
ered the expression "A moral Niagara,"
and the argument that it was a piece of
false rhetoric, whioh Beecher never
would have useJ, any more than he
would have spoken of a "moral hay
stack." He considered this to be a
forcible and proper phrase to describe
Beecher's position. Beecher did stand
on the brink of a moral Niagara, from
which only the jury could save him.
It waa aa proper an expression as Dr.
Watt's "gulf of despair." Mr. Beach
then cited a cumber of passagea from
Beecher's writings to phow hia fondness
for extravagant rhetoric expressions and
the liberties which ho was in the habit
of taking with the English language.
Among these were: "Apotheosized
pumpkins," "An ethical furrow,"
"Ghastly corpse of an apple-pie," "Urn
brellical," "A pocket ocean," "A ty
phoid conecience," "Hailstone teacli
ing,'I"The hilltop of happiness," "A
horse rapture," " Covering volcanoes
with pills," and many others. He did
not quote these by way of criticizing
Be2cher's style, but to show what hia
style was. Such expressions were nat
ural to the man, and were interspersed
all through his eloquent addresses which
attracted hi3 crowds of hearers, and
made them burst into applause even in
tho house of God. The expression of
Beecher to Mrs. Moulton, that she al
ways impressed him aa " a section of
the day of judgment," had been ridi
culed by the counsel for the defense,
who said that Beecher did not divide the
day of judgment into seciiona. Well,
when that day came, he thought we
should find out that it had at least two
sections. Laughter. Mrs. Moulton
was constantly urging Beecher to make
a confession. Sho waa holding up be
fore him the dsy of doom to
which hi3 course waa leading,
and he expressed hia feelings
which sheproduced upon him in a man
ner natural to man. Mr. Beach iiie;i
ppoke of the attempt to represent as
blasphemoua tne letter to ms wire in
which Tilton speculated upon the char
acter which Christ would have mani
fested in the position of marriage. He
ssid that there waa no character which
had ever given rise to eo much specula
tion and commentary aa that of the
Savior's, and that thia philosophical
speculation on the part of Tilton in
volved no ecofliug or irreverence. Til
ton spoko of Chi ist as an historic char
acter. But he was so regarded, of course,
by Beecher, aside from his sacred char
acter. Mr. Beach quoted passagea from
Beecher's works and sermono iu which
he spoko of Christ as an historical char
acter and open to speculation and in
vestigation. He then urged that it
showed the depth of thought and relig
ious interest which was commendable in
Tilton; that, immersed in the cares of
business, he turned aside to speculate
upon such a subject, which he trusted
with no irreverence or indelicacy of ex
pression in the letter which he wrote to
his wife. Mr. Beach referred to the love
or reverence which all had for the Lord's
prayer, taught to the child at tho moth
er's knee. He then quoted an expres
sion of Beecher in regard to it, in which
be said its value, was not ltssened by the
fact that when a christian taught it, its
sentiments were not new. Thus Beech
er spoke of Christ aa a plagiarist, and
aa adopting for hi own use what had
before been iepe ted among men.
Mr. Beach cited omer passagea from
Beecher's works aa showing his familiar i
mode of treating of Christ's life and at-
tributes, and urged the injustice of seiz-
lng upon Tilton's letters, not proclaim- 1
ing liia theories upon the housetop, but ,
written in private to his wife, as an in- i
dicatlon of moral obliquity. He then I
spoko of the position taken by Porter,
that a rnun who could use such language
as Moulton had employed concerning
Beecher. was not a credible witness
against him. Well, if this was so, what
sort of witness would Porter be after
such language as be had used in regard
to pbintitl, in regard to Beecher and in
regard to the woman. He next referred
to the charge of treasonable conduct on
the part of Moulton, and said that his
relations with Beecher were not changed
by tho simple appointment of a churcli
committee of which Moulton disap
proved, but by Henry Ward Beecher's
false and calumnious charge that this
long tried and self-sacrificing friend was
a blackmailer. This, after Moulton had
been sacrificing his time, his labor, his
reputation, hia morality even, in Beech
er's caue. Beecher was a great man,
and his position, together with hia
age, rendered it unjustifiable for
any young man to say to his face that
he was a liar and a villain, but Moulton
waa an impulsive man, as be had shown
all along, and he was smarting under a
eeuse of a great wrong. Never till this
charge of blackmailing was brought
against him did he use a disrespectful
word to Beecher. Mr. Beach then re
ferred to Porter's charge of cowardice
against Moulton because he carried a
pistol to Beecher's house, and said that
Moulton, engaged as he was in a busi
ness which took him about the docks
and warehouses and arnouuc rude men.
was ?n tho habit of carrying a pistol tor
protection in case of need. The whole
evidence showed that he never used the
weawn for the purpose of intimidation
Counsel next referred to the question aa
to whv Carpenter had not been called.
and said it had never been pretended by
Morris or any one else mat needier uau
expressed adultery to him in express
terms. Carpenter was held to contra
dict Beecher in rebuttal if the latter de
nied au interview held with him, but
the state of tne evidence did not render
it necessary. Mr. Beach said that in his
professional intercourse of thirty years
with Porter he had gained a most affec
tionate respect for him, and that ho had
spoken in kindnesa worda of reprehen
sion which his duty had compelled him
to utter. In referring to the unworthy
assaults of Porter upon plaintiff and his
witnesses, villification did not kill,
and when he had called the attention of
the jury to the rank injustice of Porter's
epithets, he had hoped it would lead
thpm to reflect with care upon hia argu
ment. Applause in the galleries.
To Evarts, in hit extended argument,
had been a ligned what might be called
the heavy part of the work for the de
fense. With the wonderful power of
language possessed by that gentleman,
he had endeavored to change the "rela
tions of the parties in this case. Instead
of defending Beecher, he had tried to
place Tiltqn and Moulton and Mrs.
Moulton on the defensive, and called
upon the plaintiff's counsel to exculpate
them from the indictment which he
brought against them. Mr. Beach then
considered tho proposition of Mr. Evarts
that this form of action waa an anoma
ly, and that to bring it waa disreputable.
It was an extraordinary proposition to
come from an eminent lawyer, that a
proceeding sanctioned by law, and
brought within tiie law, was a legal
anomaly, and that it reflected discredit
upon the citizen who resorted to it for
the punishment of the seducer. Was
there punishment then no means of
inliictiug legal chastieement upon him
who invaded the sanctity of a house
hold? According to the position of Mr.
Evarts, there was none. Our homea
might be broken up; our fam
ilies" destroyed; our wives and
daughters seduced without any remedy
from the law established to protect so
ciety. So strong waa the human feeling
upon this subject that it had pro
tected an injured man who took the law
into his own hands, forgetting the de
claration, "Vengeance is mine, saith the
Lord." When had there ever been con
viction of the husband or parent who
had adopted tuch a ourse? But here
the man comes into a court of justice by
tho only path which was open to him,
and restrained his arm from that ven
geance which waa opposed to the law of
man and of the Almighty. He waa told
that his christian forbearance was igno
minious, and that he was a miserable
seeker after pelf. It was for tho jury to
say which view they would inculcate;
whether they would uphold the doctrine
of lawlessness and bloodshed, or sustain
tlm teaching ol scriptnreand the majesty
of tho law of the land. Ho would en
deavor to show by and by what claims
there were for thia forbearance extended
by Tilton to his faulty wife and her
hoary-headed seducer, and then they
could determine whether thia plaintiff
deserved to be handed out of court. He
had no desire to detract from the ex
travagant laudation of Beecher aa a
preacher and a public man, but when it
waa assured that Beecher could not, since
he took issue with counsel for defense,
the doctrine ran all through their ad
dress that because Beecher was a great
preacher, a great orator, and had done a
great deal of good, therefore he was in
capable of sinning. If he accepted this
doctrine, what became of the teachings
of the Bible and of our experience of the
world? Were we to accept the theory
that the human heart was not deceitful
above all things and desperately wick
ed; that men no longer stole the livery
ol heaven to serve the devil in; that
men must be good because they ap
peared so; whatTbecame of the atone
ment under thia theory? What nee l
was there for a God to descend from
heaven and sacrifice himself for the
sins of men, if men could become per
fect and incapable of sinning? He de
nied thia doctrine, but he did not wish
to disparage unjustly the value of char
acter. The most eloquent worda of the
counsel of defense had been expended on
this point. He reverenced character,
and especially that holy character
which "should attach to a min
ister of that God, whom, if he
did not adore iu a christian spirit,
he at least reverenced and feared. If
this case rested upon oral testimony
alone, leaving out that of Mrs. Moulton,
he should hesitate long to believe that
the defendant could b9 guilty of this
charge, although it was brought by two
, men whom he believed to be- aa pure
and honorable aa anv who had ever
adorned the ranks of literature, or of
that business which had been so extolled
by his learned friend.
The hour of recess having arrived, Mr.
Bench took hia seat. Judge Neilson
then told the court officers that they
must exact a promise of quiet from the
person? iu the galleries, or they would
be cleared. He said ho scarcely knew
what to say to the persons upon the floor
who had offended against order. It he
had not witnessed their conduct, he
could not have believed that citizens
could have come into the court and dis
graced themselves by disturbing the
counsel and jury with an obtrusive ex
pression of their opinions. Becesa waa
then taken.
The crowd after receaa waa as great aa
in the morning. Tracy and Moulton
spoke to each other and laughed as they
came in, a circumstance causing consid
erable comment among the audience.
Mr. Beach resumed his address to the
jury, and referred to the regret expressed
by Mr. Porter that W. O. Bartlett had
been prevented from engaging aa coun
sel In this case, aa Mr. Bartlett was con
nected with a newspaper in the city of
New York. He would quote from that
what might be considered as Mr. Bart
lett's present opinion, whatever his
views might have been in the early
stages of the case. He then read an ex
tract from an editorial on the case, in
which it is argued that a superficial
good character did not afford an insight
into the true inwardnesa of man. The
patriarchs of Israel, tho men be
loved of God, were guilty
of mauy sins, and that the best men in
all ages and countries had illustrated the
truth of the Westminster confession,
that we all inherit a corrupt nature, and
we are inclined to all evil. The article
also sets forth that Mr.Beecher bad been
inclined to asceticism, but had always
been disposed to gratify the desires of
the flesh. So much, said Mr. Beach, for
Mr. Porter Do you mean to say that
Mr. Bartlett wrote that?
Mr. Beach I mean to say tftat Bart
lett is closely connected with that jour
nal, and is in the habit of making to it
some of its most able contributions, Mr.
Beach then asked the Jury to look at the
precedents of this kind, and referred to
the cases of a number of eminent di
vines who had loen convicted of adulte
ry, and said that Lucifer, the great arch
anecl of hell, and of two of the chosen
disciples of the Savior, one denied the
Master, and the other betrayed him.
These instanced of moral depravity and
proneness to sin, proving that the most
exalted are not free of temptation, but
are often too weak to reeist, might
be recalled a hundred fold.
Mr. Beach then referred to
the !case of Professor Webater, of
Harvard college, who, holding the high
est position iu Boston, murdered Dr,
Parkman under the influence of merce
nary motives, and, after a denial of his
euilt. was tried and hanged. In the
trial, aa here, the argument was that
a man of his previous life and reputa
tion could not possibly have been guilty
of such a crime. Take away the charac
ter, judge of Henry Ward Beecher as of
any otner man, -cceruiug to tne pre
ponderance of the evidence, and could
there bo any doubt as to what the judge
ment in this case would be? Counsel
quoted from Evarts's address to the jury
witu regaru to tne puysique anu charac
ter of Beecher. This plea Of Evarts waa
all illusory. Mr. Beecher says there ia
no need for men to come to him and
confess their sins for he could read it in
their eyes and on their skins; and men
thought that because they committed
their sins at night they could be hidden.
Again, that there were some men who
could not hide their predominant pas
sions from the eyes. Thia, said Mr.
Beach, was uttered from Plymouth
church pulpit by Mr. Beecher. Mr.
Beecher also says that the intellectual
forces were increased in a much greater
degree than they were before, but that
illicit passions remained exactly the
same as they had always been. Find
me, said Mr. Beecher, a great prelate or
bishop who made the world greater than
he found it and I will find you some
dross in him. Counsel would not have
entered into this subject had not Evarts
touched upon it, and ho would not say
anything except what he believed sound
and just. He had nothing to advance
about the defendants physical condition
or his power of incontinance, but if Mr.
Beecher was assailed with these evils
counsel would judge him aa he would
judge himaslf or any of the jury. Coun
sel here read quotations from the
writings of Beecher on the subject of
love, and continued it had been said
that Moulton had a failing memory,
and that Tracy had counted the num
ber of times he had replied "I don't
know," and some of the gentlemen had
remembered the testimony of Mr. Beech
er, and although not so long on the
stand, he had used the expression fifty
three timea. He thru J "I think" two
hundred and forty-five times, and "I
don't remember" ilfty-soven times.
There was an inimitable theory in the
case of the defense, which waa organ
ized by Mr. Beecher, and shadowed
forth in his statement to the church
committee, and that theory he carr'ed
with him on the witness stand when he
gave not hia evidence, but a narration,
which was given under the solemnity
of that oath required by the law. Now,
said Mr. Beach, Mr. Evarts inquired if
this was a case of seduction where were
all the love
letters? A lover
letters, but when
case like this, did
always writes
in a crim. eon.
they ever see
the love letters
passing between tne parties produced.
Counsel was asked why he did not pro
duco these love-letters. They had
enough experience with poor Kate Car
rie, who was assailed on all sides.
When tbey went to New Jersey and
elsewhere in search of servants, Mrs.
Tilton and the lady zealots of Plymouth
church were there before them. They
had been met often with the question,
why these servants were not produced,
but the counsel had searched for them
without avail, and gentlemen of the
jury, said Mr. Beach, when a person
has got it at ms command, it waa tne
easiest thing in the world to supply the
evidence. Mr. Evarts said we had no
proof. We produced the letter ot coa
foaaija and gave n-atimony bearing on
the guilt of Mr. iieecner in ms associa
tions with Mrs. Tilton and his presence
in tho house in Mr. Tilton's absence, and
yet they say we are all wrong and have
no proofs of the offense.
A Lengthy Letter from Governor Kel
logc Erpluualory of the l'rcceiit
Financial Condition or
Tho Funding Bill or 1874 Generally
Accepted by tlie Creditors of tbe
Ntate-821 370,080 25 liie
Debt of tho State.
New Orleans, Juno 10. Governor
Kellogg haa written to the Chicago
Times a lenethy letter in response to an
editorial in that paper, in which the debt
of the State ia set down at $50,597,.'94.
He says: "The Times having stated so
prominently what the debt of Louisiana
ia not, will you now permit me to state
what it really is? In January, 1874. the
bonded and floating debt was $24,832,
407 90. It haa been decreased by re
demption of seventy-two past-due bonds,
72,000; by retirement of outstanding
warrants, certificates of indebtedness,
aud payment of the au.ount due tbe fis
cal agent. 81,022,66012; by exchange
of$3,259,3S0 of consolidated bonds for
$5,432,300 of old bonds, $2,172,920;
by exchange of $427,421,30 of consoli
dated bonds for $712,368 83 of old war
rants and certificates of indebtedness,
$284,947 53; total reduction, $3,552,727 65,
leaving the actual debt of tbe State to
day $21,279,680 25." He adds: "The
Times says, deliberatly and ex
plicitly, that$50,597,395 45 ia the amount
of the debt of the State of Louisiana as
it stood at tbe commencement of the
current callendar year. I say, de
liberately and explicitly, and with
the records o( the State auditor,
the State treasurer and the fiscal agent
to bear me out in my assertion that the
State debt, including every outstanding
bond except the old Property bank
bonds referred to, and all outstanding
warrants of whatever kind or nature, is
at the present time but $21,279,680 25,
and that it will continue to be reduced
until it reaches the limit of $15,OCO,000.
The Times says our annual interest
charge ia more than $3,500,000. I state
that our annual interest is $1,050,000,
and this is limited by the constitution.
The funding bill adopted in 1874 is in
full operation. ;it has been generally ac
cepted by our creditors at home, and I
have just received from the council of
foreign bondholders, under date of May
20, 1S75, a formal notification that they
are prepared to accept its provisions,
being satisfied that the principle of thia
bill haa been adopted by all sections of
citizens, and now forms part of the con
stitution of the State. We have funded
already six million dollars of obliga
tions, and have more than half a mil
lion dollars in the treasury to the credit
of the interest fund. Misrepresentation
of the condition of affairs in Louisiana
appears to have become chronic with a
large portion of the press, but such glar
ing misstatements as these 1 have quoted
may indeed injure the credit of the State
abroad, may retard the returning pros
perity of the people, and may afford the
politicians of otner States material for
campaign use. They can have no other
results, for even the most bitter oppo
nents of the Republican party here
know and will admit the utter falsity of
the assertions made. The figures
given in the Chicago Times as repre
senting the present debt of Louisiana,
appear to be taken from a report pre-
Sared more than two years ago, by a
Ir. Weimouth, a gentleman without
official standing, but afllicted with an
incurable mania on tho subject of re
pudiation. He prepared a most lugubri
ous analysis of the condition and origin
of the State debt for the use of the com
mittee of citizens appointed by me in
1873. This committee did not accept it,
and he has ever since been striving to
get into print at tho public expense, and
has at last succeeded; the joint com
mittee of the legislature, appointed at
the regular session last winter, to exam
ine into the accounts of the auditor and
treasurer, having very unwisely, aa I
think, permitted it to be added as au ap
pendix to a second edition of their re
jvort, issued fciuce the adjournment of the
legislature. I am assured by the chair
man and other members of this commit
tee, that there was no intention to make
thia presentment of Mr. Weimouth a
part of the crsigestf of their report. A
glance at the appendix will show that it
haa not the elightest connection with
the existing State debt, but ia simply
what it professes to be, "a report not be
fore published, prepared by J. M.
Weimouth for the use of the
committee of examiners appointed
by hia excellency Governor Kellogg, in
1873. More than twenty-cue millionaof
the contingent liabilities of the State
therein referred to, if they had any ac
tual existence in 1S73, whei. that report
was prepared, which Is more than doubt
ful, have since been buried forever under
a sweeping repealing act oi tne legisla
ture and a constitutional amendment
solemnly ratified by the people."
The Dominion Steamer Outward Bound
Wrecked amid an Ice-FIeld, and
More than Forty Persons
Statement of James Crowley A Heart'
rending Talo of Suffering Boats
Swamped Full Particulars.
New York, June 10. The steamship
State of Georgia, which arrived thia
morning, brought five seamen of tho
Dominion line steamship Vicksburg,
from Montreal for Liverpool, which waa
sunk by ice on Tuesday, June let. The
men were picked up June 5th nearly
dead from expoaure, but since then have
been rapidly improving. They ten
fearful tale of distress. Other boats were
launched with a large uumter of por
sons, but a greater number were seen to
periah without getting in the boats,
The Vicksburg went down in the midst
of ice, and the boat was surrounded ty
icebergs and a field of ice when picked
up. The other boata have not yet been
beard from. The five men rescued had
their feet and legs very much swollen :
so much so that their boots had to be tut
from their feet. They are still suffering
from their great exposure to the wet ana
cold, but are recovering as fast aa comu
be expected. James Crowley's state
ment is as follows: "Wo left Quebec on
Thursday morning, May 27th, with a
ship's crow or sixty men, all told, auu
eight saloon passengers, five gentlemen
and three ladies, and about twenty in
the steerage, of whom four were females.
The weather waa fine until Sunday
evening, May 30th, when we fell in
with a field of ice and were soon sur
rounded by it. The ship waa stopped
until daylight, when we proceeded
again with little ice in sight. At half-
past nine Monday evening all hands
were called to shorten sail. The ship
was stopped amid heavy ice and hetd
ed to the south, when we proceeded at
full speed to get clear of the ice. At
twelve o'clock, at half speed, we struck
the ice. The engines were immediately
reversed, but the ship struck heavily aft
on the port quarter, carrying away the
fans or tho propeller, and a hole was
knocked through the plates on that
quarter, through which the ship made a
great deal ot water, we got the sans
over and stopped the hole up so that but
little water camo in. All hands were
employed in heaving the cargo
overboard. At this time the second
officer and myself were taken from
the cargo to clear away the boats. Thia
was about six o'clock in the morning of
Tuesday, June 1st. The captain ordered
the forward wells to be sounded, and six
inches of water was found. The after
steerage then being full of water, the
main-hold wells were also sounded, and
five feet and a half of water found. The
captain then called me on to tho bridges,
and told me not to mind the boats, and
then called everybody aft, and told them
to have no fears, as he could take the
ship to St. Johns, Newfoundland. It
was then discovered that the firea in the
engine room were drowned out. The
captain then gave orders to launch the
boats with their reapective crews, and
told them to mind that the distance from
St. Johns waa one hundred and twenty
miles northwest. I proceeded to launch
No. 1, which was my boat, aud it was
capsized in loweringt losing the chro
nometer, watch, charts, rudder, and part
of the provisions. She waa full of water.
O'Brien and I bailed her partly out,
when Gogan, Wilkinson and Williams
jumped in. We could not hang on to
the ship, owing to the sea that waa on
and ice about. O'Brien saw the captbin
on the bridge beckoning the boat back,
we having drifted about one hundred
and fifty yarda from the ship. We saw
the second officer's boat lowered all
clear, with nine hands and himself in
her. She came round the bow and pulled
to windward about sixty yarda. The
ship sunk about ten o'clock, floating
No. 2 from her chocks with the chiel
officer and about thirty persons in her.
She got clear aud pulled to windward.
O'Brien, alter the ship went down, saw
the captain and some persons floating
on a bale of hay among the wreckage.
We tried all we, could to pick thtm up,
but owing to tho boat being half full of
water and the ice about, were not able
to do so. We shipped our mast, kept
company with the other boats for about
two hour?, and then lost sight of them
to westward. We decided then to steer
south, to get clear of ice; hove tho boat
with an oar and a bucket as a drag iill
daylight. On Wednesday morning ye
had in tbe boat about three gaiions of
water, forty pounds of raw beef, fourtf en
pounds of bread wet with salt water,
and a compass which did not fall tut
when the boat capsized. Again ,ve put
sail on the boat and started south, the
wind blowing from the north and west
and bitterly cold. About four o'clock iii
the afternoon we hauled the boat's head
to the northeast till Thursday morning,
then tacked to the westward till about
three o'clock in the afternoon, and again
lay to with the drag till nine o'clock,
when we took iu the drag, made sail,
and stood to the northwest till Friday
morning; at daylight we tacked south
west till twelve o'clock; tacked again to
the northwest till morning, when at
half-past ten o'clock we sighted your
ship. We got out the oars and pulled
away, head to windward, till you
picked ua up. I think that forty peo
ple, with the captain, went down with
the ship. We had blankets in the boat
for the three ladies, which were list
when the boat capsized. We saw no
Iadie3 In the chief's or second oflic; r's
A. Religions War Fronhecletj.
Chicago Times.
"What time is it?" asked the mother.
"Half-psst one," said the baby. There
was ci eat astonishment in flip hnucclirbl
when the infant spoke up so promptly in
auewer to a uemauu ror tne time or day,
for he waa onlv two (lavs nlil 1 Tr rooa in
a humble residence on Lafayette street,
in Detroit. The family gather ad around.
and the babv nroceeded tnononlr furihnr
He said that in two years a great religi
ous war wouiu come, between the
Catholics and the Protestants, and that
the Catholics would hpvietnri
their enemies from the face or the earth,
aud avenging thewronga of centuries.
Then the baby stopped. The inspiration
ceased. His infantile features lest their
seraphic expression, aud he wua "only a
uauy auer mat. in a lew houra he waa
dead. There waa great excitement in
the neighborhood of Lafayette str-.et,
and much talk was indulgod in over the
infant'a miraculoua speech and the
bloodv nrnnh
There is no doubting the story, because
ii wa ioiu to a uetroit newspaper re
porter by a man who waa sober, and the
man who told him had a good reputa
tion for truth and veracity. We can
only hope that the baby himself vaa
Agricultural I)rpnrlmcui' Keport on
(he CoUou Crop.
Washington, June 5. The depart
ment of agriculture is now receiving the
June returna of cotton, which will rorm
the basis of the estimate of area of the
present crop. During May, preliminary
returns were received from three liuu
dred and eixteea cotton counties. In
siity-three counties in Georgia, tbe area
averaged the same a3 last vear, as also
did the districts lepreeented in North
Carolina, Florida and Texas. A reduc
tion of one per cent, appears in thirty
nino counties in Alabama, of two r
cent, in eighteen counties in South Car
olina, of three per cent, in thirty-eight
couutiea in Arkansas. The average re
duction is eleven per cent, in Louisiana,
and seventeen per cent, in Tennessee,
but there are only twenty counties rep
resented in each, and the full returns in
Juno may make a dillerent showing.
The season ia reported late in nearly
overy instance from ten days to two
weska generally but in some cases
there are even four weeks. More than
two-third3 of the returns make tho sea
son too wet, especially in the time of
planting and germinating. In some dis
tricts tho past two weeks have been too
dry. The stand ia reported good iu a
majority of the returna from Nonh Car
olina, South Carolina, Florida, Ala
bama, Mississippi and Texas; rather
above the average iu Arkansas and Ten
nessee, and scarcely average in Louisiata.
The condition ia represented below aver
age in Florida, Tennessee and Arkansas;
slightly below in Georgia, Mississippi,
Louisiana and Texas, and average in
Alabama and in the Carolinas.
Fenrlul TrKdy.
Nashville Union and American, t ;-.
George B. Giii, of thia city, returned
home last night after an extended busi
ness trip through Alabama. He a-xys in
that &ectlon of country there are fir.o
prospects for good crops, and the farm
era aro buoyant over the situation.
From him we learn the following par
ticulars relative to the recent kiilin of
Deputy United States Marshal Holmau
Leathtrwood, of Huntsville, Alabama.
Leatherwood, accompanied by flve or
six men, were out looking for wild-cat
tliatilleriea in the neighborhood of Col
linsville, Etowah county. Tho Darty
separated and went ecouting through
the Woods. One of the number after
ward found Leatherwood's horse with
out a rider. Thia was brought to the
knowledge of tho sheriff u.' the county,
who started with a posse of a hundred
and fifty citizens to look for the missing
man. Not a great way from where hia
norse nau been round, and ci03e by an
illicit distillery, they discovered quanti
ties of blood on the ground. They also
discovered a button off of Leather-
wood's vest in iron: of the furnace of
the distillery. This gave rise to the hor
rible suspicion that he had been mur
dered and hia body burned. A small
creek in the locality waa dragged, in
tho hope cf finding hia remains, but it
was all to no purpose, and the whole
thing is yet enshrouded in mystery.
Marion Nugent, the owner of the illicit
distillery, hia &on John M., and Berry
O. Word, who worked in it, were arrest
ed, taken to Huntsville by Deputy Mar
shal Giibraith, and placed in jail on the
charge of being the authors of the crime.
The eteamship Greece, from London,
arrived at New York yesterday.
The stove-manufacturers held another
meeting in St. Louis yesterday.
The national pigeon-shooting tourna
ment begun at Cfevntnud, Ohio, yester
Tho Kansas Eepublicana have stated
that they will not support Grant for the
third term.
Internal - Revenue - Supervisor Pow
ell, of Cincinnati, who retired
rrom olllce yesterday, was presented
with an elegant gold-headed cane and
gold-mounted crutch by the gaugers
anil storekeepers of Ohio and Indiana.
Pittsburo, Juno 10 Night River
falling, with 4 feet 9 inches in the chan
nel. Weather clear and pleasant.
Cincinnati June 10 Night River
rising, with 12 feet Sinchea in tho chan
nel. Weather fair and warm. Arrived:
Vint Shinkle, Memphis. Departed:
Arlington, Memphis.
MHIE'fctated communication of South m
X Memphis LoiUe, No. US, will be heiavKr
this (FRIDAY) evening, Jane 11th, at sV
o'clock, for dispatch of business.
aii m. ai. s are iraiernany invited.
Ky order of 13. F. JIALLElt, W. M.
11 en. K. FurxEN-, Secretaiy.
WE have completed arrangements with
our northern and western corresrjon-
dents by which tho highest market price can
be obtained for wheat. Consignments are re
spectfully solicited. Literal cash advances
made on shipments. Hacks furaibheU when
Cotton Factors and Commission
Mo. 33: Front Street, Nfioiiliii.
(Successors to Stanton &. Moore,)
Commission Merchants.
Rrjecial attention civen to thn .sain nrentim,
Wheat and produce generally. julld.v w
Sit gaut Jlarblo Top and Kep
ja.z? auction-.
Friday, June lllh, at 10 a.m.,
A lino assortment of first-class Furniture,
which must be sold without reserve. We in
vite special attention to this tale.
MeCt-OY fc BRO., Auctioneers,
201 Main Street.
BY vlrture of directions contained in a cer
tain tru't deed executed to me on the 31st
day of Mav. 1S73. by Jehu Johnson nd a. i
Uettis, in tru'-t.for the purpose therein men.
tloned, and by request of the holder of the
note by said deed recorded, whioh deed is re
corded In book No. 98, page 1 u, of the Regis
ter's office, ahelby county, Teun , I will on
Thursday, 15th day of July, 1875,
between the hours or 12 in. and '2 o'clock p in.,
in front ol house No. il Madison street, in
the city of Memphis, nroceed to sell at nubile
outcry, and will sell to the iiihe-t bidder, for
casn, me louowiog described real estate, being
the same escribed in Ktid trust deed.to-wit:
Situate In Hhelby county, state of Tennessee,
a' u iuriner docrmed, as ioiiows: ikying and
heme in the ?d and lth civil districts of said
county, in range S, section i, of the Ilth sur
veyors district, beins part of the s0 acre tract
of land this day conveyed to in by said Par
ker, being SK', acres out of tho southwest
corner of said tract ol fctju acres, accordlu" to
the map and survey of all said tract as made
uy uursc tuu Lm-jimu, surveyors, ana more
fullv described as follows: heelnninir ,,i
s;ak: the southwest corner of the 860 acie
tract aforesaid; thence north S7 .east 75 chains
to a stake; thnco north 1 , east iO 50 chains to
a stake; thence west wardly parallel with the
lirst line 75 chains to a stake on the west line
of said SSU-acre tract; hence south 1 , west
40.50 chains to the beginning
The equity or redemption is expressly
waived and the title Is believed to bgood, but
1 shall sell and convey only as truvtte.
lull VM. V. GUOUWIN, Trustee.
riiHE public are hereby warned not to trade
X for two notes mado to George Elliott for
lour hundred dollars each, due Nov. 1, 1S75, as
the oroner credits have- not been put on them.
and they will notbepald.
H')ULD not be
ailment In rac nature demand' ln-jut-mo-.t
regularity of the bowels, "andnuy
deviation from this demand paves the
way often to serious danger. It is quite
as uece-sary to remove impure accumu
lations from the bowels as It H to eat
or sleep, and no helth can be expected
where a costive halu' of body prevails.
How many suffer torture day after day.
making life a burden and robbing existence of
all pleasure, owing to the secret suffering from
Files. Yet relief is ready to the hand of almost
any one who will uso fystematicilly the reme
dy that has permanently cured thousands.
So drastic, violent purge, but a gentle assist
ant to nature.
Is warranted not to contain a single particle
of iiercury, or auy injurious mineral sub
stance, but is l'Dltei.Y VM49CT i con
taining those Southern KooUand Herbs which
an all-wise Providence has placed In corntrie
where Liver Diseases mo-t prevail. It will
cnrnHlIdiKeiiNesoRuaeiJ Derangement
of the J.lver mid Kowcls.
Simn.ops' LTrer Regulator, or Medicine,
Is emlnent'y a Familv -ledlclne; and by be
ing kept ready for Immediate resort, will save
iuanv au ioar of sullerln,; and many a dollar
in time aud doctors' bills. After over Forty
Yeers tr.,t' It Is still receiving the most un
qualified testimonials to Its virtues Irom per
sons or tbe highest character and responsi
bility, tfinent physic. ans commend It as
the most ' y'KCTO. fFE?irtf forCon
stip.i'iou, s ndache, Fain in the Shoulders.
Dizziness, Sour Stomach, bad last in the
month, billo..s attacks. Palpitation of the
Heart, Fain In the region oMhe Ktdneis, des
pondency, g!"om and forebodings of evil, all
of which are the offspring ot a Diseased Liver.
Armed with this ANTIDOTE, all climates and
changes of watr and food may lie faced witu
out fear. As a remedy in Malarious Fevers,
llawcl Complaints, liestlesmess, Jaunuice,
Nausea, IT r! AN N Kti;Al It .s the
Cheapest, Purest and Best Family Medicine
in tho World.
15u7 no Powders or Prepared SIMMONS'
LIVER KEGULATOK unless In our enzraved
wrapper, with Trade Mark, Stamp and Signa
ture unbroken. None other is genuine.
J. H. ZE1LIN & CO.,
Macon, Gn., and Philadelphia.
For all Diseases oi tho Liver, Stomach and
As a remedy in Malarions Fevers, Bowel
Complaints, Dyspepsia, Mental Depression,
Restlessness, Jaundice, Nausen, Sick Head
ache, Colic, Constipation and Biliousness,
Embroidered Grenadines 10c
Striped Grenadines 12Zc
Black Grenadines. ...... 2uc
Handsome Kmbroldered Grenadine- -"0c
Fine Iron Grenadine........ :17c
Ail-Silk and Wool Grenadines, reduced prices
Plain Barege .... lc
Japanese Poplin Pialds. 12UC
5000 yards t-4 Percales luc
Yard-wide Linen Suitings...... 15c
Handsome, wide, French Pique, Zic; former
price, 75c.
Embroidered Victoria Lawns, Whlto and
Ecru, 25c; former price, 50c.
White Satin Striped Victoria Lawn 25c
A large line of White Goods, slightly soiled, to
be sold regardless of cost.
Ladies' white Lawn Suits 12 50, ft, SLS5 53
Ladies' Linen Suits .... . i 75, 1 50
Children s white embroidered Pique Dresses
at half price, at SI CO, Si 50, $2 00 aud upward.
Children's Linen Suits ?I 50, i2. S3, Si
Children's Sllpperc. 50c
Ladies Kid, Buttoned Shoes, JJ2 60: former
price, 85.
Misses' Cloth Gaitns si co
Ladles' Cloth Buskins 75c
Decided bargains in Children's Shoos.
Bleached Domestics ec
Extia quality Bleached Domestic- ' Se
Hope Lonsdale Domestic............... yic
Brown Domestic 6c, Si, loc
Good Prints, fast colors. fC
Plaid a anbury ioc, 12Kc
Ginghams. jfe
Corsies Mala as?d
Bel, mjh'M huid fastoey,
Office and Factory 358 and 360 Second Street,
Flooring. Mantels, Mouldings, Ceiling, Lattice-Work, W-tl Tubing, Door and Window
Frames, Weatherboardlng, Base Boards, Turning thelvinK aml Counters, Scroll Work, Newat
Posts, Ballnsters and Fence Pickets; all kinds of Lumber, rough and dressed; Lath and
Shingles. Framing lumber sawed to order on hort notice. tsnd ror our flonldlnr
Jtook find rrice Li t Jull
Oiflce and Yard Corner
Packing Boxes of all klmlu
1IJO ItltlM. silver iloon Flunr, 200 !bl. Uclle Key 71our.
50 bills. lneeu Flour, 25 bbl- pinal'M KxtrH Flonr,
ISO bbls. Jfostel Flour. -too Mils. Other IiraslM Flunr.
200 Mils. Silver .lfomi Mriil.
Tlie Whitest unci Finest i'lenr nud ileal made.
regarded Josa tiltling
This distressing affection occurs most fre
quently. The disturbance of the stomach,
arising from the imperfectly digested con
tents, causes a severe painn the head, ac
companied with disagreeable nausea, and
this constitutes what ts popularly known aa
Sick Headache.
" I have never seen oi tried such a simple
efficacious, satisfactory and pleasant remedy
in my lif. "-1I. Uaimkr.Si. Louis, Mo.
" I occasionally use, when m v condition re
quires it, Dr. Simmons' Liver Kemtlator, with
good etfW:."-Hon. Ai.ex. M. Stkphbxs.
" Y.i.ir Regulator has been in u In my
family tor some time, and I am en.iaded It.
is a valuable addition to the medic il sci
ence." Gov. J. Gilt. Shorter, Alabama.
"I dhvo used the Regulator In my family lor
the rasi veiiteen years. I can safely recom
mend it to the worM as the best medicine X
have ever ued for that class of diseases it pHr
ports to enre." H. F. Tjiiopen.
"Simmi-ns' Liver Regulator has proved a
good and efficaclons medicine C. A. Nuttino
"Wo have been a-- ,'iainted witu Dr. Sim
mons' Liver Medicine for more than twenty
yeais, and know It to be the best Liver Regu
lator offered to the public." M. R. Lyon and
H. L. Lyon, Beliefoutaine, Ga.
" I was c 'tred by Simmons' Liver Regnlator.
after having suffered lor sever! years witlt
i hills and V ever." R. F. A.uiehso.s.
Tin. tf'r.t piv
"Have been a dyspeptic for years; began tha
Regulator two years ago; it has acted like a
sharm in my case." Rev. J. C. Homes.
"I have glen your medicine athorougK
trial, and in no case has it failed to give fail
satisfaction." Enrjt Meal-hast, Chattahoo
chie, Fla.
"I have used your Regulator with successful
effect in Bilious Colic aud Dyspepsia it is au
excellent remedy, and certainly a public
blessing." C. Masteuson. Bibb county. Oa.
"My wife and self have used the Regulator
for years, and testify to its great virtue "
Rev. J. R. Feldek, Perry, Ga.
"I think Simmons' Liver Kegulator one ot
the best medicines ever made for the Liver.
My wife and many others have used It Willi
wonderful effect." E. K.Sparks, Albany, Ga.
"I have used the Regulator in my family,
and also in my regular practice, and havo
found It a most valuable and satisfactory
medicine, and believe if it was used by the
profession it wonld be of service in very many
cases. I know very much ot service in very
parte, and can certify its medicinal qualltle
are perfectly harmless." B. F.GWQGS, M. D.
Macon, Ga.
Great bargains in Silks.
Black Gros Grains
Striped Sims... .
Plain, Co.ored Silks
..... Ogfo
Handsome Cassimeres, for men's wear. flkj
Boys' wear .. ... 36j
vmi uue ta-ssiiueres at clearing prices.
Linen Duck
Paris Linen Duck ..
Ladies' Ties, 50c; cost of importation, SI CO.
Plain Silk Ties, uil colors ,, 15c
White Lace Ties, Greuadine Ties, Hat Scariy.
Piqne Trimmings, per yara ... Sc. 5c, 10c
Silk Sun-Umbrellas . si 2,$I fO
Gingham Parasols 36c, 50c, 75c
Sleeveless Lace Jacke's, Si, Sti and upward
Lace Tabliers, Beaded and Pialn Lace FolO
naises, Real-thread Lace Points, Llama Lacu
Points and Scarfs
Children's Hose Sc. 19c, 12He, l&j
Ladies' H 10c, I2Xc,16a
British HaIf-Hoe LJcheail
Striped HorP, Lisle and friik Hose, Jaconet
Edging and Inserting 5c, be, 10c, 15c, l&i
Carpets, batting, Oil-ClotliH
Canton Mattings 35c, -10j
Hemp Carpet .. a la
Ingrai,., Three-Ply and Brustl, at ifcducwl
Umirt mti s&tit.
W. H. EiDEB.
'jrams am jmnmmm
Gayoao and Second Streets,
on hand ami made to order.

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