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XfiJ-ilTXX JOLJLO MEMPHIS, TENK-, SUNDAY, MAECH 13, 1876. VOL 36 CLOSING BATCH JTrjte'fi o ootion and ffold: New 3cr, cotton, 12c; Memphis, 13 c. Aew Jtfrt goldolotodalH; Memphis, 11Z. rK4UJLSIUTIE3. WABKlrO. Jiarch 12 I t.m Tor Hie Ohio vciicy, Tamtnce and ihe Gulf states, colder north eri'y to vesta ly, Vie Ohio va'loy, and thence southward to the Gulf coast and in the lower MisiU t'ppi valley, foUoteed by clearing wealh rr tiuring the afternoon or evening. The Indianapolis Journal givei thU thri'llng injunction: -Pot none bnt Rs pu'JsnB onguud.'' Bat lire, of courcc, -ctui Uoiei tbe Belknap crime bccime knowr- BAnrooK stole Pierrepont's intlmldat lag letter aDd mado it public, but we weald like to know why was such a tcr ever vnitten? Get right up, Zlmo pint, ar.ti tell va The appropriate wjj, reported by arreesmsa jtmdall la tbe house of "-reaenUUvrs Friday, show a reduction '', Ejrae tjlght million dcll&rs rora the udmlnJitniion estimates. the Impeachment trial of Ju.1ge Montgomery Mmw, of South Carolina, -a Ja program, and, like that cf Lieutenant-Governor DavI, of illiB'juippi, Ib expo?t8d to result Ib b- verdlcf-'of fiuilly." When Senator Gordon's theory, that nubile ofrl-je are to be filled by capable men only, and fjr life or during good behavior, beoomea tbe law, we may hope to h jvc an honest civil 6 rvlce, and rot before. Tjje Petersburg News ssya that Co onel Tom Scott tried to get ti,e Rich mond tcbacoo exohango (o indorse hla Pacific railroad scheme., tut failed to do zo at the meellcg on Monday night A'l Virginia is "git," him. TuEBr-nsvllls Slates states that If CMsnel George C. Porter, of Haywood, la noi a candidate for congress, he wcu'.d Ull tho position of State rcnator with credit, and represent Haywood, Madi son, Hardeman sad Crockett creditably, Mr. V. J. Mgrtaqji, of the National Republican, It, as he should re, opposed to invet.'giiian, and violently aesails tbo DimocrtUc house. The IForfd rromL(M that if Mr. Murtagh will only liave patlenoe his turn will como In due time. Marsh, drivsn out of the country by me rreewent'j threat of immediate punishment, leaves the Impeachment commuteo without a witness, and fears era entertainoa of a collapae ia the pro. ceeu:ugy. Ae. we to Lave another JJ2tChwfrcf? A letter from an ex-ofllcsr of the army to the Bpringlkld Republican dl rec-B a:tentlon to the fact that the Belknap ttealings were actually filched from the freedmen serving as enlisted nrn ia the westera outposts of the L'aited States army. TriE papers of every eecti'ari are glut ted wiui the details of cfllcisl corrup- i ohrdu iraud which recent investiea . t . . ... .. unvo ueveiopeu, ana wnich, as Hon. Bb Toomfce would say, are of a voJunro aud caeracter to "fallguo the puuic Indignation." THENew"iork irorW calls attention to the fact thst Babcock was acquitted of theft in St. Louis, yet two weeks afterward tha Jittoruey-general declares that Babcook was a thief nevertheless, ua mm ae 8oiQ a letter jrom toe Pre'.ident's papers. among We thank tho Marshall (Texas) Her ald for this compliment: That bM5. Herllng, bouth&rn Joarnat, the AlemphU Aitbai, Ijm enterea npon the tairty tlxth year of lt pxlrt: nco. Many who ate now old mea ana women will remember It ai a welcome vtnltor at tho family fireside whtn they were In their yaulh. It Ib pleas nnt. after so many year of usfalnesa have pasicd, to and It loosing as fresh and more r rosperons than at any period of Its existence. The Catoosa Courier says there is an ominous silence in Cherokee, Georgia, sbnit the candidacy of Colquitt, Harde man, GartroH, ct at., whlchmeacs, says Ihe Chronicle and Sintlnel, that if Gov ernor Smith is not renominate! ncrlh Georgia will prtsent a candidate for the position. TnE committee of the Pennsylvania regiuaiuro, appointed to Investigate th reports oi cruety, brutality r.nd inde cency by the reverend superintendent of tae reiorm school at Pittsburg, report a .oryoj app:ag crsellies, the sicken ingceiaiwoi wbJch would disgrace the uiugoi JJj-joiney. "Is our civiliction n rai;urp" (SENATOR BRUCE 18 Still willing to 1 'tote' his lead, do what tbe Republi cans may. lot even tho refusal to mase a senator of "Pinch." will drive Lira out of the party. He says In a pri vate letter: "I have not, nor do I eccr x;ec, 'to go over to the Democrats.' 1 shall soon take occasion, in opea aee ion cf the senate, to give my views of thosita&ticn from my standpoint." il ever a party bad a fair prcsreit of winning an eJeclion, the Democratic larty hs this fall, if Its leaders are only wise, prudent and determined, and its rank and file oaraest and harmoniru'. They will have to forget minor differ ences, tectional prejudices and factiontl jealousie, however, In a pattiotic desire to rid tbe eouutry of the corruptions of Radicalism. So rays the Richmond Enquirer, and eo esy we. Here Is how the money was ra'ssd for Belknap at Fort Sill. Tbe sutlers, as Captain lUbinson has tbe bills to rrove, charged for Two bnkbeh of potatoes. t!9. Klvo cHonn of roitl oil. $14. Two poandu ol cbeeae. cents. Kx tors of mathet, cent. AbMUeof soothing syrup, II 59. A- broom, ii. t.at-lron. Jjcenli per pound. Atj p.n.Sl 59. A ha f bubel of potato?, $1 25. A paper of needle, ceats. Tco pounds of crackers, SI JO. Tiiis-m a sad confession for Governor Pcrter to make, but It is true, and "pity 'lis, tia true:" "Several months ago I organised a Centennial commisiion for tbe three grand divfa:on8of the Slate, far the purpose cf havicg the great State of Tennessee properly represented at the Pailadslphia exposition, but outside or the thriving city of Chattanooga, text to nothing has been accomplished, and I believe thst any effort In this direc Jon wUl bs attended with a iike result" The Winchester Home Journal, no ticing au item that has bsou going the rounds of its exchanges, that Judgo A. K Harks, as a penooal friend cf Gov ernor Porter, would not allew'his name to bo med In opposition to a resomlna' tlou of Gqverncr Porter, says : 4 This Is all right We wru'd be glad to reo Gov ernor Porter re-elected, for he la a man fall of wcrtb, noblrmsj and opacity. Bnt Judge -Marks is equally our pride, and an especial Aland, and be oin be tbe next governor if he wants to. One thing eias surc.-tbat'ne.wi'l b3ifPor--Terihouli not.1' , The Charleston News and Courier glve3 the Gratifying assurance that the South Carolina Democrats will organize and ac- as a party, but the object ol their organization and rarty acllja hi gooj goyarnment. Keeping Veeir eyes flxed oa that goal, they cannot go fa: astray. TucDV4 n5of PreaidentGaiit, as a "coatsrup5t:6'ct:mlnal,"" but -of Belknap hirnaetf, who is the real crim inal, that journaUhlnks be is a much injnred and abused, man! Thia, eaye the Petjrsbarg Newt, is the difleience, ia the opinion of thst Journal, bit ween a thief and the wltneap. Blaise, Morton, Batler and Grant, as well as Bslknup, were formerly Dam ocratf. We advise Republicans never to tnnt any man who left the Dsmo crntlc parly to Jain them ia their hour of success. The man who voluntarily transforms himself from an angel of light to an imp of derknes, always in tends to itsal something, or do worse, before he gete through. So thinks the Kansas City Times. A Federal cfli;e-holder named E. C. Wade having written a letter to tho Washington Republican, Ja which he misrepresents and maligns the people of Gecr,;ia, and eeptcially the white people of Brooks county, Hon. H. G. Turner, who represents that county in tbe Georgia(leKifilatu-e, has written a letter in reply, ia. which he fully vindicates the good name of his people, and proves Wade to ba unworthy either of respect or credenc. The Washiagtoa oorre3pondeut of tie New Orleans Bulletin reports that Mr. Morton regards the rejection of Pinch back by the eenata as a formal declara tion of the illegality of the Kellogg leg islature, and makes Eustia the senator who was elected by the only legal legis lature cf Louisiana. Ho says further, it will warrant tbo people ia again warring against and overthrowibg Kellogg's government, which the senate by ite vote declares to ba a fraud. Mr. Morion is much chagrined and enraged by the defeat of Sua pet measure. A correspondesI- of the Chicago limet, Writing from Cincinnati, de rorlbes the new eecretary cf war, Judge iaft, aa a man without blemish, but 1 - II A . - w. wuony uuntieu ror ie piaee. He says there "ia scarcely a maa in Ohio more Ignorant than Judge Ta?t of all that pertains to military matters. Judge Taft has Dcver had any coanection with these questions whatever, and ft is pre sumed never terntid his thoughts to any thing oonnciSted with tha army, its organization, or nece'sitif s. Had Ju Jge Taft been selected as secretary of state, secretary of the interior, or attorney- general, he would be found at home: as secretary of war he must be utterly "at sea." A bill introduced ia tbe senate of Mississippi by Mr. Graham to retire part of tbe floating debt of the State provides mat et&io warrants oi lbiu, except such a3 sra reached to bs bonded, shall be paid at fifty per cent, of face value and fifty psr cent in bonds, payable Janu ary 1, 1S79, aDd that tho treasurer shall use for that purpose the surplus now in the treasury, amounting to fifty-one thousand dollar j of the spe3ial tax col lected for principal and intereit on bonds collected oa acsounc of years prior to 1875, and provided tbai nothing in the act shall change the payment of warrants out of the general fund ac cording to priority, but no priority shall bo required for tiro payment of war rant! as auove directed out of the special fund; also that thetreaaurer shall set apart out of the special tax of 1675 a . rtl I . . t . uuiucieut umuuui to pay interest on Sta'e bonds July 1, 1876, before any fur ther pjyment3 are mida out of said fund. AEW HAMPSHIRE. Rontons Why Ihe DcraotrntH Should Cntry the Election ou Tncsday. New York Herald. If the Republican party should elect Its ticket iu ftew Hampshire next Tues day it would be a more .incomprehensi tle phenomenon than has ever been presented in American politics. Lsst year Governor Cheney's plurality over Roberts, his Democratic- competitor, wa3 only one hundred and seveaty-two, ana if ine recent ecanuaious exposures uo not wipe out mar. sieaaer majority no reliance can afterward be placed on any political calculation. Tne people oi iew xaampfcuire csnuat enect to cue bslieve tho cbargts against Btlknap, and, after every allowance made for bribery, it will be strange if revolt against exposed and scandalous corrup tion does not prevent the eucces3 of the administration party. A change of eighty seven votes would ie verse tbe Republican majority of last year, and if tne recent Uiegraceiui exposures should not have that amount ef influence there would be reacon to despair of the moral seneo of Americau citizens. In spite of bribery, in spite of brazen political lying, in p:te cf the attempts made at Wash ington and repeated iu New Hampshire o coniue and befog the is&ue, we can not believe that tbe Democratic party will fail to overcome the slender minority, by which it was defeated in (ho Granite State last year. HOGGISH FIGURES. MntNtlCN of the 1'orli-racltert ol XorltiHol for Ihe Ncason lb?5-C. tbe CniCAGO, March 10. Secretary Howard, of tbe Chicago Pork-Packers association, reports the aggregate pack ing of hogs at Chicago, Cincinnati, 8t. Louis, Indianapolis, Lonisvilleand Mil waukee for the reason of 1S75 6 at 3 213, 622; aveiage net weight, 21,607 pounds, the percentage of shrinkage allowed for Cincinnati and St. Louis being 19 per cent, from gross weights. The average yield of lard per hog is reported at 35 44 rounds, equal to a reported production of 345,650 tierces. The barreled pork made is reputed at 5172 clear. 299,481 mess pork, 05t MN O. pork, 21 633 prime mefs pork. 14,460 extra prime mess pork, 11,213 family ms3s oork, 4699 ramp pork, 316 butt pork. Total, 382, 031 barrels ia the s'x cities. Spain" Centennial Iloutc-Bulltler Arrived. New York, March 11. Lieutenant Colonel Marin and a detachment of the erglneer carps of tbo Spanish army, who come to construct the buildings for Spain in tne Centennial grounds at Phil adelphia, arrived here yesterday, and were received by the Spanish consul- general, Senor Jose Ferrer, editor of the Jut Vronttta. and other dlstlnr'uifihpi Spaniards. In the evenlDtr Colonil Marin was eatertained at dinner in the Grand Central hotel, whils the troops were given a banquet in the hotel Es-ptnol. WASHINGTON. d'eorge H. Pendleton at the Front A Plnchback Demonstration Sen i .A ator Fcrrj's Reply to the Segrots. ! Anollicr "Hove by Grant's Officials In tbo Belknap Case -The Safe-Burg, lary Bnslncss 1 lie Dis trict Investiga tions. Statement by QcatiernTnstcr-Gencral Ingnlls-"Bab" nnd that Letter ( The Kentucky Central t 3Irs. Bclfcnapvs I Last. The Florida Cadctsliip and Jlr. Purmau The Brothers Tomlirt!on The Mulatto Gambler The President's Son. Washington, March 11. George H. Pendleton, who-artived here last night, promptly reported to thb sergeant-at-arma this rooming, and stated that he was ready for examination whenever the committee should want him. Gen eral Biynton has telegraphed from Cin cinnati that he will return oa Monday. A riNCHBACK DEMONSTRATION. At a meeting oi the colored citizens it was decided to tender Pinchbeck a com plimentary serenade oa Monday next as a token of their esteem for him person ally, and their appreciation of his ser vices to their race in his recent persist ent prosecution of h's claim to a seat In the tonatp to final conclusion. THE SECRETARY OF WAR INDUCTED INTO OFFICE. Judge Taft, accompanied by Secretary Rabesun and Mr. Chandler, called this morning cn the President at the execu tive mansion and there met Chief- Justice Wait, who administered the oath of office, afcer which the new sec retary of war proceedel to the war de partment and began the duties of his office. He wa3 engage! during tho day in making the acquaintance of oilioers in charge of the various bureaus, nearly all cf whom bad business requiring at tention On Monday the 0f tbo ary in Washing wm make a for mal call on Iho new secretary. ANOTHER MOE BY GRANT'S OFFICIALS i5iatrict-Attomey Wells had an inter view with the attornev-ireneral. and rn. counted tbe dnncultloe of procuring an Governor Weljs snid had seen all the .members cf tne committee on ex penditures in the war department, and cannot obtain from them any testimo ny. Marsh having fled cannot be reached, and as the case now fttands ho cannot get an indictment. THE CASE OF INDIAN CONTRACTOR WILDER. The jurors In the SasS 6? Amherst ii Wilder.IndtanSonwkutor, of Minnesota, agalnSt William Welsh, of Philadelphia, trfed last week. In, the circuit court of Justice Carter, tinlted in a card, declare that Ihe jury unanimously agreed that the evidence in the case folly and com pletely exculpated Mr. Wilder from all charges of iraud in the act or intent brousht against him bv Mr. Welsh: that it loft no Imputation .fit fraudulent conduct In. relaticr. to the ihatterain question; or any officer or employer 'of tne Indian bureau, and that the only question oa which we differed ia opiaioa m wuciucr nil. weisu, uy uis posi tions and motives, was changeable with malice In the publfcatloq.in question, or wnemer nc maae tne publication in the light if the ease, as understood by him a; tne time, witn pure motives anu irom a sense or public duty. SENATOR FERRY'S REPLY TO ANTOINE AND OTHER NEGROES OF LOUISI ANA. Lleutenaut-Governor Antoine and other colored citizens of Louisiana hav Ing telegraphed their regrets to Mr. Ferry, president of the senate, that he nan lseueu oruers excluding jar. Plnch- nacK irom tne noor ot the senate. Mr. Ferry responded by citing the forty- seveuin rule, under the operation of which .bx-Govarnor Baldwin, of his own ctaie, uau to go ;o tllo gallery. Mr, Ferry concludes as follows: "My vote as senator was given to admit Pinchback as E senator. The senate denied his ad mission. As presiding ofiker. mv dutv was to execute tbe will of the senate im partially. Partiality of law formerly was me uane or tne colored race: impartiality of the rule ia the law for all raCes. While I preside ia the Bsnate Its orders shall be aamiaistered without oarlmlitv to race. color or coaditloa, believing an impar tial administration to ne tne nest." THE SAFE-BURGLARY BUSINESS. i. a. Wens, district-attorney, ap peared before the houee judiciary com mittee to-day, ana suomutea vauous papers in connection with the safe-bur glary conspiracy case, which are needed by tbe committee as a basis for its in vestigation into the matter. THE D. OF C. INVESTIGATION. The house committee investigat ing the so-called real estate of tbe District of Cclumbia met to-da.v. and in formed Kilbourne that they had decided to have tne uooks and papers of the firm of Kilbourne, and that they must be produced for lull examination. The wit ness exptessed his willingness to comply witn tne decision oi tne committee, in case he should be so advised by his counsel, and ho was given until three o'clock this evening to obtain the de sired advice. Ha staged to-day to the investigating committed that besides Jay Cooke & Co. there were Ave others interested in the real estate pool, and that they had put five thousand dollars each Into the pool. He declined to state whose interest he purchased, tbough he said ho paid Ave thousand dollars for it. He repeated that if it could be shown that tho government was in any way in terested he would bo willi Dg to make the whole matter public, but would prefer not to eay anything until he could con sult with Judge Black. Mr. Glover, chairman of tbe committee, said the commiltee did not want to extract any thing that is not connected with this pool. He said that Jay Cooke, M'Cul lough & Cc. were indebie J to the gov ernment to tbe amount ot one and a half million of dollars. He had been Informed by the counsel of Mr. Lewis, the trustee of Jay Cooke, that the government wculd not loee anything. Mr. Glover said thecommittee thought olherwiae, and that the witness would have to comply with their decision and answer the qutstions asked him, or take tbe consequences. Thecommittee know that Jay Vooke, M'CuUough & Co , were indebted to the pool, and in that way tbe government has an interest Mr. Kilbourne We have settled with Jay Cooke & Co. Mr. Glover And we say that that statement does not cover tbe govern ment's interest. Mr.K'lbourne Well.I have had coun sel hers, and it is proper for me that I sha.l coneult him before I answer. I desire to consult with him in relation to books, documents, papers, etc., called for by the subpoena duces tecum served upon me. Mr. Glover said that this matttr was now before congress for three years, and that the committee had concluded to finish it up in the next thirty days. There was nothing to pre vent tne committee, if tbe witness an swered promptly, from finishing it up In tea days. It was even possible to conclude It In one day. Another mest Ing of the committee was held at three o'cicck this evening. Mr. Kilbourne appeared accompanied by his counsel Judge Black, and reiterated his state ment that the pool was purely a private association, that no publ'c money was Involved, and that the conduct of no public officer or the district or general government was involved in its transac tions. He was given until ten o'clock Moaday moraing, whea he- will be re quired to submit a diieCt leply without argument as to whether he will or will not answer tho interrogatories put to him. INGALLS' EXPLANATION. New Yorlc Herali.) M8jor-General Rufus logas, acting quartermaster-general United States o.rmv. authorises tho following states toeat lit regard to tbe significance of bis presentation ot a watch to Mrs. urant wife of the President t Five years ago, in April, 1871. a friend of his having re turned from Europe, brought with blm a watch of peculiar manufacture as au article dc vertu, mrAie by an enterpris ing and ambitious watchmaker in Swit zerland, which he had gotten up with the idea of presenting to Queen Victoria upon the cccjsloa of her opening the Iwndnn exposition This event not oc curring, he had the watch oa his hands, and was going to send it to the bon marche at Paris. This friend of General Ingalla found it out while he wn select ing curiosities. Which lid him in the di rection of purchasing watches cf aston ishingly small slzo and variety of woik mansbip. He purchased it, and, bring ing it to tbls country, presented it to General Ingalls, who, upoH receiving it, conceived the idea of presenting it to Mrs. Grant, eince, being a bachelor, he did not know what elss to do with it. Goneral Grant had been a classmate of bis, and a great attachment had always existed between them. Ou visiting Washington hie took the article, and, placing it in a small parcel, called at tbe White Housa and left it with tho porter to be handed to Mis Grant, which was Uono the same evening, just as she was getting up from the oinner-tablo. Ac companying it -was the following letter from General Ingali? : "Dear Madam Animated by an un selfish affection for ycur husband, nf er an unbroken friendship of over thirty years, with very high regard for yourself, I tako the liberty to hand you this trinket, which I begyou to accept, being a thing which is of no use to me and cost me little. Yours truly. "ItUFUS INGALLS." General Ingalls says that be had never then or since received a favor at the hands of President Grant, nor was it ia his power to graat him one. He simply held his positioa ia the army and did not seek any favors at the hands of the President. He laughed heartily over the idea of attaching any importance to his act, as it was simply a thing which be did out of pure attachment for the President, which he endeavored to sig nify delicately by an act of gallantry to his wife. He does not know how to ac c unt lor the fact of any publication of the occurrence, except that he sent to the Appletons, who did his printing, a little sketch to have four or five copies of it made, and ho supposes some enter prising clerk kept one and frays it Lo the world. Ger-en.1 ingalls "detailed tbe ilX)ve with a refreshing frankness, and urged, in conclusion, that to far as any conouctot tne depart-toI wa,eh b-e ba? Cusrge was to bo scrutinized, he re spectfully invited the most searching examination, in which he felt tbat he flould demonstrate to tbb country .the management of what was intrusted to hint as -howing honesty, integrity and economy. He was no politician, but de sired to be held accountable only for his dischargocf duties as an officer, which he thought tho country would appra ciate. "BAB." AND THA0! LETTER. General Babcock, on being interro gated to-day, said that be bad nothiDg to say in. regarl t1 the charge made againiit him by Attorney-General Pierre pont, but so far as any Impropriety is concerned,in, the matter of his obta'n ing,the lettc on the whisKy business, thei'e was nothing of the kind, he de clared, in the whole affair. "In mv dc- sition," said he, "I came honestly and properiy ty it at tne White House. There was no seal of secresy about the attorney-general's letter. , It was rot even marked privftts or confidential, and there was no bar to my being informed on It, and, if jt interested me, to know ing and using the purport of it. I knew better than to asktto attorney-general anything aoout it or to seeK any In formation in that querler. I have no issue with tbe tattori,',y-gerjbrid I do not vaht to mane .any statement noz to get into any controversy with thq.nerp papers. Eveiytbing has HAgfrMurmG to doitroy me iu my reputsMon and take from me what is deaier than lifj. A committee of investigation baa been ap pointed to ioc it into tne vuoie matter, and I wi'l ab'do ihht as I did my trial iu St. L-uis. 1 did not even ak a pr st- ponement or my case tnen, tnouph my anon e. s mignc nave quasned tne in dictment " As he said this, and more, Gentrd Bsb;cck talkel co (iv end col lectedly, attending to ioiltino lUsines3 at rii oiuce or engineer of tho iqueducr. TEl: liaNTUCKY CENTRAL. Hew Yoik H'eruld.3 The records of the war department ia Svgari to the claim of the Kentucky uentrai rauroao snow tnat it was not (as has been published) rrj acted by Secretary Stanton, nor by eitner of his successors. The road waB paid the so called "military rates" from 1S62 to 1864, but received all such payments unuer written protest, claiming that it was entitled to be treated in tbe same manner as the Baltimore and Ohio railroad and the Louisville and Nash ville railroad, which, in consequence of uemg witnia tne region or hostile opera tionp, were paid nearly full freight rate3 charged to individuals during the same period. It was shown that this road, running from Covington to Lexington, wa, in proportion toits total amount of business, as much subjected to increased expenses by tbe incursions and occupa tion of tbe enemy as either of the roads above named, but in the final settlement allowed by Secretary Belknap it was paid for its services at lower rates than either of them. General iVgs recom mended, in August, 1834, tbat the Ken tucky Central railroad should be paid for future services at the rates it claimed for the two previous years, which was done, but took tho ground that the accounts were closed for the preceding neriod. The company controverted this position by reference to their protests and under standings had with the Quartermaster. from whom they had reieived the par tial payment, and this Dortion of tho claim remained unsettled until the fall of 1670 In the meantime the road bad been sold by its bondholders and bought in by Mr. Bowler, of Cinc.nnati, who became immediately Involved in litiga tion concerning it, and upon his death further delays occured, until Mr.George H. Pendleton, as bis executor, again asked the still pending claim to bs con sidered. General Meigs renewed his former objection, and Secretary Belknap tnereupon referred tne case to uenerai Dunn, then the law officer of the war department, who, after giving it a care ful examination during the several montba it remained in his office.reported upon the questions involved, and recom mended the payment of the claim. This report was approved by Secretary Bel knap May 29, 1871, and after considera tion by tne third auditor and second comptroller of the treasury, vho had power to overrule thevsecretary, the claim was, on their arrproval, paid on June 12, 1871. The grounds upon which this favorable action was taken are fully set forth in General Dunn's report, which is now understood to be in the possession of the congressional com mittee. WHAT MRS. BELKNAP THINKS OF HER SELF. Mrs. Belknap said a day or two ego to a friend, who relates her conversa tion, that she did not consider herself a criminal or that she bad done anything particularly wrong; at least eho did not feel tbat she was committing a great sin wbea she had used her influence to get her friends pnsitionp. "But," said she, "if I have sinned others have doubly sinned; if lam guilty of crimes others are guilty of double crimes." She went oa lo say that she had done oaly what others had been doing for years. She was sure that many peoplo in her place would have done far worse than she and used their influence to tho fullest ex- tpnt. This confidante of Mrs. Belknap eaya that Mis. Belknap and her friends make no secret in tneir private conver sations of these thlngc According to their admusion the practice Is one oi loDg standing. Mrs. Belknap says tbat her case ia or nitie importance compareu with ihe situation of the others. The names of prominent men are threatened as having secured offices for their friends throught the It fluence of their presents and their money. Mr?. Belknap says that astounding facts will be brought to ! light if the committee are anxious for them, and that Bhe is far from deserving Ibe deep condemnation that has been heaped upon her by the public. the Florida cadetship. Nbw York Trtbaae.1 Washington, March 8 The basis of the cfcsigo that Representative Pur man sold a czdetfhlp 13 explained In thb way by one of his friends: It was suggested to Mr. Ph -man that the son cf a wealthy ind nromlnent Democrat in hii dUtricl would b9 glad to go to the baval academy. Mr. Porman suggest ed in return that this lad's father might find it convenient to give two or three hundred dollars to assist in defraying tho expenses of Mr. Purman's cam paign. Mr. Purmau bad no personal conversation with.the boy's father. The latter shortly began to boast that his eon was to be appointed to tha naval aearie my, and tha a HadlSal congressman wan to paiu tbree hundred dollars for doing If. Mr Piirmau, hearing of this, declined to appoint the boy, but did ap point in hla ttead one Brearly, said to be a nephew of Congressman Lamar. Tbe latter statement Is aa correct as this : Bi early is a nephew of Mr. Lamar's dead brother's wife. the "confed." tomiinsons. Chicago Tribune: A gentleman well known in this city, intimately aoqualnted with the family of Mis. Belfcuapthe Tomlinsons tells how it was tbat General Belknap made the acquaintance of his first wife, aDd her siBter, Mrp. Bowers, his present wife. During Bhef man's campaign in Georglo, two of Mrs. Balknap's brothers, who were both Iry Ihe Confederate ser vice, were captured, atd, as prisoners of war, pieced under cnarge or tieneral Belnnap, as provost-marshal. The sis ters visited him to iitarcede for the pa roliaz ot the brothers. It does not ap pear tbat they succeeded, but ia 1870, whea one of the young men was a clerk at the Spencer house, Cincinnati, and tbfc other was traveling for a wholesale house, one of them received the appoint ment cf post-trader at Fort M'Dowell, Arizona, said to be at that time the most profitable trading-post at the disposal of the secretary of war, and as to which one of the Tomllneon brothers said they expected to make one hundred and ten thousand dollars a year out of it. The appointment cf an ex Confederate to this po ition connected with the army excittd no little comment at Cincinnati at the time, and there was talk of snmn job connected with it, especially as with out it people were at a loss to account for the appointment, since one of the Toralinson brothers who shared in the profits, besides being an ex-Confederate, was reported to have killed three men at Harrodsburg, Kentucky. the mulatto gambler of new or- LEAK. New York Tribune (Editorial). The senate has refused Pinchback : united in the work; but it Is eEoug: . All honor to them for it. It is amaxin bow suddenly a spat in of virtue attacks the party in power after s llch an affair aa me seiEnap explosion,. Mere we have in quidk succession tne best minis ter we uavo had named for .England since John Lathrop Motley was driven out and Charles Sumner expelled from the party for complaining of it, two or three excellent mea talked of for war secretary, and a man of unquestioned character and abrtity finally selected, Babcosk sent to the right about, and Pinchback told to go hotfie. what an avalanche of decency we might expect if Robeson should folipw Belknap,, or Ingalls como to suddsn grief We might fairn hope, at least, that it would not be until alter tbe nominating con ventions that a man like Caleb Cuehing should again be nominated for euch an office es chief justice, cr another Chand ler telected to succeed another Delano. or a new "Boss" Shepherd thrust under the nostrils of a senate that had jufct condemned mm, xor tbe rat, it only remains to congratulate the senate and the country that the present epasm has resulted in substantial justice. Mr. Pinchback was never elected to the sen ate. He had no manner of right to the ?eat he claimed. . Tbe effort ot this mu latto keeper of a xsew Orleans gambling housa to use the power of tbe national administration to force himself into the United States ssnato was as unwar ranted as it was indecent. His rejection by no means disentangles the complica tion which the President's lawless acts have created in Louisiana, but it is a step in the right direction. THE PRESIDENT'S EON. Baltimore Gazette. Washington, March 7. Tho ptr qonal friends of Fred Grant say that General Sheridan anticipates a nig In dian war this summer. The Sioux are said to be on tho warpath and waiting for the grass to get a little higher. The Black Bills will be tho :ene of the ecalping, and tho President wants Fred lo be bapt'zed on a bloody field before be retires from the army and goe3 into the banking business. How urgent was the order for Fred's immediate departure for Chicago will be understood when it is said that tho partner ia the banking businet s had to supply Fred with cash on Sunday, and to do this was com pelled to open the bank vaults ou that day. Fred told a friend late Saturday night that "pa" had thought he had better get out of Washington untl after congress adjourned. Another explana tion of Fred's sudden flight 'rom Wash ington ia that the bankinghouse of Sherman & Grant, in which he is one of tno partners, is on the eve of collapae. Mr. Sherman, who was formerly in the treasury department, is a nephew of Senator Sherman, who, it is asserted, put ten thousand dollars into the con cern. Senator J. P. Jones, of Nevada, it is alleged, put twenty thousand dollars in to help Fred. The house is said to be in a precarious condition, and will prob ably close its doors beore many days. It does not owe any money because it had few depositors. Fred wants to be cut of Iho way when the crash comes. l'ntrlotlc Dcclnratious by the Alnbnmn j.egiintnrc. Montgomery, March 11. The Ala bama legislature; with a two-thirds Democratic majority in both branches before adjourning sins die, unanimously adopted resolutions reciting that, as the representatives of a patriotic constituen cy which reveres the virtues and tradi tions of the heroes and sages of the American revolution, aud esteems as sacredly dear all that pertains to their honor and glory, tho general assembly of Alabama deema it proper to declare tnat tne occurrence or the nrst centen nial of the declaration of American in dependence ia a fit occasion for rejoicing on the part of tbe people of the United States, and thereby extend greetiag of a fraternal gocd will to all gcoi people of every State and Territory of the American Union. The resolutions also declare there can bo nothing more ap propriate to commemorate the birth of the republic than for administration offi cers or the government, federal and State, to uphold the prosperity and glory of our common country, and to ibis end ia it also the duty of every citizen to freely and faithfully contribute his aid. Professor SmIthM Theory About the Miowerof l'lch In Kentucky. LouiSVXLLE,March 11. In regard to the shower of flesh in Bath county, Pro fessor J. Lawrence Smith, the scientist, says in bis analysis of specimens exa mined : ' In my mind this matter gives every indication of being the dried spawn of the Batrachian roptiles, d jutt- less tnat or ma irog. Tney have been transported from the ponds and swampy grounds by currents of winds, and have ultimateiy fallen on the spit where they were found. This is no isolated occur rence of the kind, I having com 9 across the mention of several in the course cf my reading. The only oito whose date I can now fix is that recorded by Ma echenhioek as occurring in 1675 Tbe matter is described by him as being gela tinous auu latiy, wii.cn softened whea held ia his band, and emitted an un pleastut emell whea exposed to the ac tion o' lire. Theotum or egg of the Batrachtau reptiles is a round mass of nutriilve j-lly, In tte center of which appears a tin-ill black globule. In tbe present cane the passage through the air would have dried up more or less these gelatinous masses, so that the ex terior would become hsrd, and the in terior, as I found it, still soft and gela tinous. I have desired more of the matter to be eent to me, when, if there be any modification of these views, I will make them known." A fifty-two thousand dollar fire oc curred at Bo3ton Friday. IN THE HOUSE, Bills Introduced Protest from the Dis tillers of Ohio -Southern Pacific Lands. Randall, the Appropriation Bill, and the Back Salary Grab The Currency (Question, Etc. HOUSE. Washington, March 11. Mr. At kins, from the liommittee da appropria tions, reported a bill appropriating one hundred thousand dollars to supply a deficit in the appropriation for certain Sioux Indians. Passed. Mr. Cook, f.om the committee on military affairs, reported a bill to equal iza the Lountie3 of soldiers of the late war. Referred to tho committee of the whole, and made the special order for Thursday next. This bill Is the one orig loa'ly imrodured by Mr. Thornburg. Mr Vance O'aio presented a peti tion of the citizsD3 of Lawrencs county, Ohio, in favor of one kind of money for all purposes, and that tieasury notea shall be made as valualle as gold, by being made interchangeable for govern ment bonds. Referrt l. Mr. Jenks Introduced bill to t anaf. f tbe pension bureau from the interior to the war department. Referred. Mr. Banning presented a pretest of toe Cincinnati distillers against any law changing the tax on whliky. Re ferred. Mr. Morgan Mo offered a resolution relating to the giaat of land3 by the United States to the Southern Pacific railroad company, and the condition, disposition and title of said lands. Re ferred, The house then went into committee of the whole, Mr. Cox in the chair, on the judicial and legislative appropria tion bill, and Mr. Willis, who had not concluded his speech yesterday, resumed the floor and spoke in favor cf hone3t currency as the only safety for honest men. Mr. Seelyo made a speech on the 83me,8ide of tbp question, and was fol lowed by Mi. Durand on the same side. Mr. Towoseud Ps. spoke on the legislative appropriation bill, alluding to its economic properties aud Mr. Ran dall's vote for increased ea'ariea last ses sion. Air. Randall reel ed iu substance that aa the people hau coi damned that moas ure, he accept d.the vdic'-. , Mr. TVK!tott. r it. I tleman to eay ihat ha reaUzd the fact . U- rt --- - , , , . . .ut wuuuj euuurxiiueu U13 vote on .he back salary question? Mr. Randall It i3 none of your busl aees what I realiz". Laughter. I have made mv statemc.it in that coanection. Mr. Whlte Djes not the gentleman believe that the country would bej better p.'er.sed - if that Lnek salary were re funded? Mr. Randall T"rat is none of ycur business, either. Laughter. When I do aught here that does not become a repreaentetive, the psople will take care to consign me baca to private life. I took that sslfry; tho law gave it to me; my people have appmed of me since, and it does not lie la the power of any miserabls man here tltughtei to talk alniit my conscience. Mr, WhVdn f.low-1 in connection with the appropriations fur the agricul tural bureau, spoke of the importance of the flax growing interests in his State, which, he sait', would be seriously in terfered with if Mr. Morrison's tariff bill should become a law. Mr Hunter made a speech on the cur rency question, agaicst the resumption of specie payments until after the can cellation of the public debt, and in ad vocacy of the bill introduced by himself to establish a uniform rata of iutereat throughout tbe United States. The houeo then attj urned. TELEGRAPHIC RlSCKLLANY, Cuban Tobacco Crop Lost. Havana, March 11. The entire to bacco ciop in Ramedios district, with rare exceptions, is lost An Old Journalist Dead. Boston, March 11. William Robin son, a journalist known as Warrington, died at his residence in Maiden to-dsy, aged fifty-eight years. The German China Scjunriron to he Re informed. Berlin, March 11. It is officially an nounctd that the German equadron in Chinese waters will be considerably re inforced for the suppression Cf piracy. Spanish Victory Over I'lrnteS. Madrid. March 11 A dispatch was read in the congress to-day, anncuccing t lat the Snanish Equadron had defeated' tie S o!os pirates off the coast of the Phillipine Islanda. The Independent Ijibor I'nrty or Xew York. New York, March 11. The Inde pendent Labor party of this city has elected delegates to the State conven tion to be held at Syracuse, opposed to contraction of the currency. Disastrous Landslide In Germany. London, March II. A landslide last night at Cout, a town on the Rhine, in northern Germany, caused by the re cent heavy rains, buried eighi houses acd twenty-six persons. Dalmatian Troops Awaiting Orders. London, March 11. The Welner Fresse states that tho landwebr of Dal matia has been called out for service on the border of Herzegovina, and are now awaiting orders near the frontier. 8300,000 Knlltvay Suit. New York, March 11. Suit has been entered by tbe government agairstthe New York, New Haven and Hartfoid railroad company to recover tbree hun dred thousand dollars of unpaid taxes. A Prnssinn Forircr Arrested. New 5rk, March 11. Frederick Renel, charged with committing a for gery at Honan, Prussia.lwas arrested to day on board the steamper Klopstock as the vessel ariived in tbe harbor. Changes in the Ohio Judiciary. Columbus, March 10. Judge H. C. Whitman, of the supreme-court com mission, to-day resigned bis position,and Governor Hayes at once sent to the sen ate tbe name of Thop. O. Ashburn, of Clermont county, to fill the vacancy. Ice Eighteen Inches Thick. Mackinaw Ciiy, Mich., March 11. The ice is eighteen inches thick nine inches solid and nine incbea porous and has not moved any. There is no water in sight It is impossible to tell when the strait will opeu, but if the warm weather holda it will open very early. Extensive Defalcation in Brussels. London, March 10. Great excite ment prevails in Brussels over the dis covery of an extensive defalcation in the National bank there. It appears tbat six million francs has been embezzled by one of tbe clerks of the bank. A man suspected to be the guilty party was arrested to-day on the steamer City of Paris at Queentown, as she was about leaving for New York. Mote About Brent, the Louisville For ger. London, March 11. In the Bowstreet police court, yesterday, the solicitor of tbe London bankers' association appear ed in bebalf of the Fall City tobacco bank at Louisville, Kentucky, to prose cute Brent, chaigd with forgtng a draft for fifteen thousand dollars. The detect ive who brought Brent from Queens town deposed that fifty-six pounds and a draft for twenty-nine thousand franca were found upon him. London Market Reports. London, March 11. The week has been one of uninterrupted quiet in Minc ing Lane. Prices show some further re duction, but at the close there is a little better feeling apparent. The rather large supply of plantation Ceylon coffee on public sale found buyers on lower terms than lsst Friday. The demand has been steady, tbough the foreign re turns of prices ot common sorts show a dowaward toadency. At yesterday's sales of sugar prices in several cases ruled faVorable to buyers; privately, low sugars are more salable, wmie uengai rice sold at full rates. The tea market has been without improvemeat All kinds of spices have beeo difficult to sell. The Rio Janeiro enffeo market is ani mated, and prices firm; good firsts 55.70 57 kiIo3. Exchange on London, 25. Fatal Accident. Columbus. Ohio. March 11. Jacob Ebe, employed at Kennel's ax factory. was caught-in the belting or a shaft and whirled around a dozen times or more. each time being dashed against a wall. ie is latany injured. Railway Suit Decided. Boston, March 11. The supreme court) in tbe. suit of N. C. Munson va the Boston, Hartford and Erie railroad company, has rendered a decision by which It Is settled that the Ilea upon the property by attachment is preserved by the bankrupt set. The plaintiff sought to recover $873 312 for building the road and building flats belonging to the defendants, and to secure bis claim be attached all tho property owned by the corporation. A Snd Case of At templed Suicide. Omaha, March 11 A Mrs. Lewis Johnson, of Necsho, Missouri, traveling with her six children to Dsa Moines, Iowa, attempted to commit suicide ia the depot here at noon to-day, while waiting for an eastern-bound train. She cut her throat badly with a pocket knife, severing an artery, but may pos sibly recover The old story: A drunk en husband, who beat her and drove her family away, tine has relatives near Dsa Moines. Story nbout the Chicago "Times." Chicago, March 11 It was published as a fact this morning that the Chicago Times had made arrangements to be come an organ of the Democratic party, and that Governor Tilden and other prominent eastern Damocrats, together with prominent members of the patty we3t, will have the control of the paper, which Will be edited by J. Steillng Mor ton, of Nebraska. Wilbur F. Storey, the proprietor, pronounces this statement a fiction, without a foundation of any kind. Dr. Storrs Will Explain. New York, March 11 It ia under stood that Rev. Dr. R. S Storrs, of the Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn, will make a personal explanation to-morrow evening of the reasons for his resigna tion of Iba pred.aucy of the American Congregational union anu membership in the board of directors of the Semes missionary society. Great interest 1st felt in the explanation, as there Is rea-1 eon for believing he will give hia views in rerard to the recent council and its decisions, and will Serine his positioa ia ri.. . . tne congregational oouy. some persons believe this is the first step in a plan to disfellowanip Plymouth church. Changes In French Cabinet Titles. London, March 11. A Paris corre spondent of the Times calls attention to a .change mauo in tne title or tne cniei c f the cabinet, la the official list of the ministry M, Dufaure Is announced aa president of the council, pot vice-president of the council, which has been the title of hia predecessors. Presidi'nt Mac Mahon will henceforth govern constitu tionally, and will no longer preside over meetings of the cabinet, the resolutions of which will be communicated to him without his having assisted in formulat ing them. borne journals advocate the holding or an international exhibition in Paris in 1878. Foreign Financial News. London, March 11. Business at the stock exchange ia quieter to-day. The changes have been unimportant. One failure, tbat or a broker, Is announced. The man suspected of being connected with tho embezzlement of six million francs nf theBanciue de Bslgiaues funds. and arrested at Q-reanstown yesterday, when leaving fortfew York, Is M. Kind, secretary-general of the above-named institution. Tne Pall Mall Gazette's correspondent writes that bans shares nave depreciated twelve million shares ence the frauds bocame known. This bank should not be confounded with the Banque Nation al, which doea the government's busi ness, occupying a position analogous to the uanK ot ingianu here. Crooked Cotton Transactions iu Liver pool. Liverpool, March 11. The cotton brokers' association yesterday heard the result of the investigation concerning the dealings of its members with tbe absconded brokers. Five members were eeverely censured for dealing with Munn and Htlrst, composing the firm of Wm. Poars & Son. The president of the a; eociation said that if they had not from time to time assisted the firm, which was known to be in a critical condition, it would have collap-ed long ago, and these scandals would havfe been avoided. Tbe Courier says the meeting was large and excited. There was a decided ex pression of opinion that the committee had not gone far enough in merely cen suring offenders. Similar views are also expressed on 'change. Professor SIIIimans Only a Business ' Transaction. Washington, March I 0. Professor Silliman appeared before the committee on foreign affairs to-day, and testified concerning his report on the Emma mine. He said his connection with the mine was merely professional; that he was employed to in a Be the examination, and was left to fix hia own compensa tion. His terms were: Five thousand dollars in advance; after the completion of the work not less than ten thousand dollars, nor more than twenty thousand. He received ten thousand, and was com pensated for tbe performance ot other scientific services, his entire receipts amounting to twenty-five thousand dol lar?. Wholesale Witness Factory. Chicago, March 9. It has been as certained through affidavits of numer ous persons in this city, that there is an organized company which has its bead quarters in Buffalo, New York, gotten up expressly for furnishing witnesses and professional jurymen in any part of the country to run cases and give such testimony as ia desired to bring about a certain end. It i3 said also, tbat this as sociation has. its ramifications through Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Bos ton, Cincinnati and other cities, where there are regular agenc!es,and that there are a certain class of lawyers and private and public detectives connected with them. It is understood tbat this matter will be presented to tbe grand jury here to-day. A Discharged Convict Killed. Tho Chattanooga Commercial, of Wednesday, says: "Yesterday morn ing while a stranger, whose name is supposed to be Gilbprt Cross, was cross ing the bridge overChickamauga creek, he was struck by the engine due here at thirty-two minutes past aeven, and his body mangled in a horrible manner. He was brought to thia place by the train, and, although medical assistance was called, he died at ten o'clock in the East Tennessee depot He appeared to be forty-five years ot age. A letter ad dressed, Gilbert Cross, care of Warden Cummings, Nashville Penitentiary,' was found in his pocket, and appears to have been written by hia wife, in Blount county. Initsheaska when hia timo will be out, etc. He was probably on his way home after being released." What lion. L. D. Phillips Una to Say About Ui-Tenne Frauds on the l'aclflc Coast. CniCAao, March 11. Hon. D. L. Phillips, of the Springfield (111.) Journal, who has been spending some months in California, has just returned. It being reported that he was in possession of facts relating to tbe frauds uoon the rev enue in that section of the country, a .1 m i i i . . repuner uuui mu j.nuune interviewed him. The published interview has led Colonel Phillips to say that it is an ex aggeration of what he said. He says tbat be is convinced, from what he saw? tbat there are many irregularities in the revenue and custom service on the Pa cific coast, but tbat he will communi cate the facts only to the authoritiea at Washington, whithpr he will go in a few daya. Colonel Phillips is not regu larly employed in the service of the government, bis chief business in Cali fornia having been the care of an inva lid son. DES0UBATIC Meet in? of the Coagresstoaal Caucus laaat's Bcs'gnatltn Not Accepted. TboHojorlly Favorable to a Haril-Honcy Policy, and tha Payment of the Deb; In Colt!. Washington, March 11. The Dem cratic caucus met to-night at the capl tol. Mr. Lamar tendered his resigna tion as chairman on account of sickness, but it was not accepted. Mr. Clymer was selcated as chairman pro tempore during tha absence of Mr. .Lamar, who wiil return to Mississippi iu accordance with the advica cf his physi cian. Thero was a long discu-sion on the financial qustion Senatrra Bayard, Eaton, Thutmau, Bosy and Kiernan, nod Repre entativea Randall, R?agan an! Luttrtll advocating haru money. No question wa3 taken up. There seemed to be a clear comprehen sion of the Issue i involved, aad a greater disposition to arrive at a satisfactory result than has been hitherto manifested, the tendency being toward hard money, Landers and Holman being left almost alone in tbe advocacy of extreme views ai to eoft money. The opinion was generally ex pressed tbat the entire national debt should b3 paid according to tbo pledges of tbe government ia gold, and in con sonance With the principles of tbe Dam ocratic party. Tho caucus adjourned til' Wednesday evening next, whea a fu 1 attendance is expected at d a vote will be taken on the propositions pending, namely, the majority and minority re ports of the joint committee. There were about one bunds ed members pres ent during the evening. THE STOBH AT THE VFEST The Carnage Reported lis Terrible and the Destruction of Property Fearful. Names of the Killed and of the Sufferers by the Loss of Property A Sad Story. "nnnrrniTP. Marnh 10. The latest in- telliftence from Hazle Green, Wiscon sin en.Fa fliaoA tanta Thfl RtflVTl struck the village b'otvrcen four and five oMock, in the aiternoon, on tne west side, sweeping through the entire vil- lsge, leveling to tue grouuu some twenty-five buildings and killing out right some eight parsons, besides 6eri oucly wounding some twelve otherr. The following are tbe names of those tnnwn tn h.ivn been killed: Joshua Richards. Mrs. John jooney, Mrs. I Thomas Richards. Mrp. Thomas Ud-l wards, Miss Thompson, daughter or id-1 muni Thnmninn. frhp. tnfnther with L S , "r son, isa'Botupto'.eu to uve peiisutu, also a sou of Joseph Jackson. The following are among the build ings demolished : Tho dwelling-bouses of Mrs. Tnomas ai. jnicnsraa, jouu Looney, JoEeph Edwards, A. M. EaN mon "EMomrrt Thnmtnn Af Thnmn- son. and Josiah Jackson, bssides whi.Jh were a largo blacksmith and carriage shop, name of tbo ownsr not known, and the Primitive Methodist church building. These are all that are Jtnown at the j?reflent time to have ueen de stroyeei The carnage is reported aa ter rible. The hurricane wes succeeded by a delugs of raiu and hail. The village of Hazle Green has a population of prob ably oae thousand inhabitant', and is situated twelve miles directly esss tf Dubuque. It la almost wholly a mining village, and is situated i the very bewt of tho best Wisconsin lead dlgg.irjq. IN MISSOURI. (iciNCY, III., March 11. Tho Whig has the following reports of the effects of the storm in Missouri last night: "A hurricane came from the southwefct and struck Elizabetbtown, on the Missouri, Kansas aud Texas railroad, about four o'clock. Some seventeen houses were prostrated, and five persons were killed, and several' severely injured, some of them fatally. At Hasson, on tbe fame road, the dwellings and railroad depot were blown down, and tbren persoia killed. Withtrs's mil , near Haunibil, Missouri, was blown don, but no ot p was injured. The damage to timber and fences ia very great, aud it ia thought that further reports will show' a much greater I033 of life ia neighborhoods not yet heard from. ADDITIONAL MVSB St. Louis, March ll. Departed: City of Vicksburg, Joo. A. Sctiddr, Future City and baiges. New Orleans. The river has risen fifteen inches. Weather cold and raw, with rain, snow and sleet. Cincinnati, March 11. River rising, with 17 feet 4 Inches. Weather rainy and mild. Departed: Charles Morgan, New Orleans; Jas. D. Parker, Memphie. Nashville, MaTch 11. The river is rising, with 4J feet on the shoals. Vicksbdko, March 11. Niqht Up: Utah, Helena and Maude. Down: H. C. Yeager. New Orleans, March 11. Weather clear and warm. Ariived: J. F. Tolle, Atlantic and barges, St. Louis; H. S. Turner, Cincinnati. Departed: Com monwealth and Atlantic and barges, St. Louis; Robt. Mitchell, Cincinnati. The house committee on appropria tions yesterday reported favorably on the deficiency appropriation of one hun dred thousand dollars for the Sioux In dians at tbe Red-Cloud agency, the money to ba available immediately. WW H! HID o JUST BEOEIVE We announce with pleasure the recent arrival or several shipments of SEW HPEiao MI UK. which we will have the pleasure of showing on MONDAY NEXT, 13th INST., comprising Eleznat Lines of Bin-- 1 Taffetas sod Grot drain, from the looms of the most celebrated Lyons manufacturers, unequaled by any In the market 'or brilliancy and durabllty goo-is that we can safely guarantee our patrons a the bett and cheapest tn tbe United Stales. Varied snd beautiful assortment of FAXtlT MLKt-Uion drnp l-nristenne, Cache mire Sol de France, Baye Cadrllle OtlsnlUe sua Xtay GInce, In all tbe new effects and . color combinations; also, exquisite lines of l'lnln Colored I'ntlle, In new and attractive shades, suitable for street and evening wear. Having purchased these Silks under unusually favorable circumstances, we are enabled to offer them at much lower prices than any other house la the trade. IN DRE SB We are showing a superb line of beautlMl NfKI.VQ COSTOSK n;TEnIf,'d Lyons so d IrHh Mlh I'opIIns, IMfh Fxtnrh Damiusr, Plain and r Snltlnirt, Vlgogucr, O nnlto Saltlug,, rillt Arabeqnrs. Linen A betqars.titlk Wnrp "ouBe. Stlh Scrr, and othe ctcsant and poptu labrlcs, which In variety, leiuty aud attrctlvdneH cannot bs r.valed. Laoteo u slrous of purchasing material for a rich and . 'egant c-Mume at a moderate n" ture. cannot fall In being suited among the iramease and varied assortment we are showing this season. B. LOWENSTBIN fc BBOS. 242, 244 AND 246 HilN SMI, 00B. JBfTBESOB. nfSg5i jSrVs. CROSBY-Saturday Mary Crosby, relic Crosby, aged sixty yi YARBRA At the ter. Mrs. Jos. apecbt)! tl'h lrL. at teven o'ctocijl! rear or Her age, mis. hasp iftvllle pepers piee copyfl The (i i . nils of the faaUIBfll tend lr i : uneralon yidSV o'clict. f flASOXIC ;-fflKgffia qiHE STATED CONVOCAJ- I venn jt. a. cuapiw. March 13tb, at V2 o'oloclr-J&i of bnj.lnes. All Companions fraternal ly-fo' l!y order. A. J. WHEELS, C. U. Locke, secretary. Attention, Knights ofiflXlSaiL THERE will be an adJoaraed!.Hrtltuhetd MONDAY LVEN1NG. Murat" 13lbri&t 8 o"clock. It is toped ther -wWlibaiaiuIl at tendance. j?, By order of JAB. E. FOX.Treffident. P. Boyle, Resordlng Secretory; TSJL lOJLVCJE GROVE HTJ&SKBIBM&.9D I GKEESUiCSSrt Aff'ftmthiOat Of Elmwood cemetery. Hehbt KXbkc Pron'r. I have a very large, flnBr hginhy "ciUeetl on of Hoe, Green toe: Milt Baidtts aSant. all of wh-cli I oaera: eW Yort. fcrtcwi t Also, a large and varied a? -teht of . Vtrejmsl Rus tic estands. Vases. Railta, KlfcliT-oacneta anil f,,r 1. Inr-ArB fit nil KPfltfifl,. ,fthlenftU&ld OUt. I Cemetery Lois and UraSTl Jjd, and sodded, : acd taken good care $fat vCraeap rates. Bulbs In variety; CaSuH saw n uas. Etc. i Any person pnrcbaslnX i;Gfapf plants at ote lime, i win aenvw -ttivuium mj wnero in Memphis wtedc3tfhc charge. Hernando street cars rjSuotoGrgTO&onsea every ten mlnu'es. ita,.MBiwM miLU KNIGHTS 0 P IhlTiiBSBAIL, at&ttcirts, Jye.- SEALED BIDS FOB BAR AND' OTHEK nrivlleccs will be reeYdnnUl Monday, tbe 13th Inst . by J AS J. wSBLlVAN, inbS 7 , gfejoad street. WKare now agenUfor.thfiwErated Plow, which wo bollevo Is tfifl fiqjtla nse, and keep a full stncfc always catan4J Bend or ders. PORTER, TATOptiT CO., ful2 NoeiUnlon strea- YSNABLE & iSIf LINGS, MAN UFACTTJKEES Of LUMBER, LATHS M;B SHINGLES jg.;; IT? AVE ON HAND A FTTJuT, STOCK OF H White Pine Doors, Suah. Blinds, White Pine Moldings, etc., all of fiutftuaUty. SALL'SEOOa, So. Ii UNION STEEET. Btr Sawmill, north of Biyon Gayoso. Jala POSE, 3ASSST & CO., LUMBER DgUBRS, Nos. 351 and 353econd Street. V9 IW0M7 MARRY UNtESSyci'BUVlBH rVPnnilll Pima a siapFMDBras JEWELER! Has ln'stoctc, and Is continually receiving, tbe finest selections of ILD 600DS! Fine Opera Chains, Teat Chains, Wmtehea of nil erodes, Fine Sets, Plain aad Fancy Kings, Charsis, Etc Also, a fine assortment of BILVERWABE. AU the above goods are GUARANTEED equal to the best, and from 5 to 25 per cent, below Main street prices. SO" REPAIKlNO OF WATCHES and JEWELBY A SPECIALTY. Live and let live is our motto. Don't fall to give me a call. 310 Second Street, Memphis - : KS3I AStem' m I ; iDocRs.teEnlf1 0 rn 1 SashJ UStrs I g O s ah3 ft Sao ;T vl 0 $5 Blisdsb Seles ! g of s- llfTh 0 - nl Br frBfeH ft. -9 a rift Kfrm w c Pl! o ... U;S o o Bin? am 25 Cents Per "Week To Clly Subscrloets. Delivered oy Car IffMGHl B AT GOOD'S!