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i SBTA.BriIS&ED 1840. MEMPHIS, TEM, SATUEDAY, APEIL 1, 1876. VOL 36. NO SO APPEAL. CLONI.VCJ KATES Yei'jrrday of ooUon and gold: New Yc-i cotton, ISJc; Memphis, 12 13.16c. ifct JV, c9ct of llSff Mem- weather rnonAnii.iTirs. V.'AB ltfTH Orart CH. 8tO.0rCSK,l WAiHlKOTWf, April 1, 1 JA. t Sor the Gulf States, lennmce and the O'uo valley, genoraHy cloudy weath er and area of tain, with northeast Kbid veering to southerly flight changes in temperature, and cast of the Missis sippi rising, followed by Jolting barome ter. The Mlttitxtppi wm rise illghlly be iveei Cairo and VtcktLurg. It is new ahorc the danger tine at all, stations bs. tvxen these points, and is reported at Jelo'ct: AS feet S inch-ss at Cairo, 32 JcctZ inihcs at Memph'.i, 42et 3 inches at Hdaia, and Wfetjt 9 inches at Vickt- Tsa: letter Met -will befonrsi on our ttlrd $rsge to-day. Tin; Pbzhident bis recovered, and la tics raurosinato attend to hla duties. Ge."ebai Sherman will next week itxzi a p'.orl ofdw ro-establhhing array jievoqanrtere at Washington. Evidence In the Belknap case Is bclnc prepared by the district-attorney fzr presentation to the grand Jaiy at "W wiling. od, and it is pcaeiblo that an iruLttmect will be found soon. A decree of the captain general of CabanboIUhed the junta debt yesterday, and established the income tax at thirty per cent., payable in gold or lis equiva lent. Tax-paying grumblers in the Uci! States era xwd thl3 and for once lzel Snippy. The Naehvilie American says that Jtiigy E E. Gillenwaters, of the firet cC z.ul circuit, who died at his horns in E: zabeih last Tuesday, would probably h&vj tioon the Republican candidate for coDgr83 frcm the fltet district next No r ember. O'Donovav Roes A. informs a re porter tha; there ii now no Fenian ioveeat on foot, but that money Is raid to beep up a gyateai of "skir mishing." "Jt would be interesting," says the No w Yorfc Herald, "to know whatffc? re of this 'skirmish' fund goes loIJr.Delraonico." Toe GalveetDn 2cws says the cold wcalhjr has billed vegetation in nearly all jsarta of Texas-. Early corn and cats, fruit and vegetables have been de stroyei. Cotton, except in isolated ir ctancAS, had not come up, and escaped, but where it had peered above theBur Xi33c the pround it met Its death, The political news on the eecond pBgs to-Jay, Is more than usually interesting, tut we especially cirrnaend as worthy tee attention of Democrats the resolu tions of the Terry Democratic club, which we are given to understand by the Jsckson Clarion, are mainly the work cf Hon. A G. Brown, a statesman whs standi among the most conserva tive la Mississippi, Mb. W. Henry Taylor, superin tends: of the National cemetery near Jnlon depot, has written to tho Cincln rati Commercial a letter concerning the c'-iargo that mule bones had been placsd In graves thet were supposed to have been dug for soldiers. Mr. Taylor offers to "dtake his Lfe that they are not mule bone'," nd attacks the author of the sc2cd.il with a cood deal of ferocity. Ex-minister Eciienck was agiln before tho committed on foreign eftilrs yesterday, when hfcs attorney laid before the committee a Statement of facts con nected with the ilmmii mine, embracing ac mpltte hhtory t)f tho management, Bale, etc., of the, mine to the London compiny. Mr. Schenck then being In terrcgated by Mr. Faulkner, responded to Ieadlug questions indirectly and eva eive'y. The examination will be re enmod lc'.dy. Tnc Democratic executive committee of Rutherford county has called a coun ty conve tlon to meet the first Monday jn SCiy, for the purpose of selecting del egates to the State convention, and rominatlog candidates ftr the legisla ture from the counly a senator and representative, proper. It was also re col veil to have the question as to the mDJa of nominating; candidates for the cjunty cilices, entirely to the discretion cf lbs convention when convened. Therefore, tne convention may either rnaka ruminations, or decide to permit tnepeor.ie to nominate at a primary election. On Tuesday the Nashville American mada the gratifying announcement that Treasurer Morrow had the day before paid the 'ait 50,000 of the State's loan acccuut, aid that the only floating :adebt;dnees remaining Is about $200,000 i j State wairant9, which the treasurer will at onc9 projeeJ ta redeem. Thera has lieen a steady upward tendency in the warrants for a few days past, and within the next ten day?, if not sooner, they will probably reach par. Beside the $200,000 in warrants to ba redeemed, the interest on the school fund, amount ing t3ST5,000,due April 1st, is to be paid. When these thing are done, the State's total indebtedness will be only the trifle cf -say between 23,000,000 and 124,000, O00. Weix, BabHsk and his fellow con spirator, Lackey, have been caught at i&st. YeitorJay, before the committee on expenditure? in the war department, a B. Bell tesUQtd that the President wishing to satisfy himself of the guilt or inno:eice of General Bibcock, sent him to St. Loul to ascertain what he could on tie subject. Bibcock and Luckey knowing that he waa going to St. Louts on this errand, wanted him to steal the evld-nce out of the district-attorney's efliu In St. LouW. This ho did not do, but related Babcock'a and Lackey's proposition to Mr. Dyer. Mr. Bell also swore that he knew Bibcock to be guilcy as a whisky thief, that he told President Grant so, and was discharged for glvlsg unpleasant information. The bru'al outrage committed on two peartab.e Germans, by a gang cf d!s gI:cJ r.213, 13 BomervlHe, au ac coait cf whlwh wo f ubdsh elsewhere, cugit not to be allowed to pass without the severest condemnation. It is a crime that just now we cannot too strongly condemn, snd we are glad to know that ma people of Somerville placed them selves so promptly on the record, and denounced the crime and the criminals as they deserved. Men so Iojt to all sense of right and justice as thus to trample on the rights of peaceable citi zens and defy the law, ought to bs hunt ed down and made an example of when arrested. Sash brutality as this would disgrace barbarians, and shame a community of Hbttemots. Somerville owes it to herself to spare no ex pense in an effort to arrest the masked marauders, and we trust Governor Por ter wlll&sai3t by offering a reward for each of the fang. Oob special from Jackson, Missis Hipp!, contains little comfort for .the Re publicans. The Radical Stati conven tion adjourned, after a stormy season, in confusion, aud before coming to a definite or tatisfictory conclusion a? to the Presidential candidate?, and the ne gro oonvention plainly announced itself prepared to indorse good men, being tired of the professions without perform ance of the Radical party. Pinchback put in an appearance before tho white Radicals in behalf of his bloody-shirt master, but they, knowing Morton better than he dees, would have none of him, and so with the negroes. Thus Mor ton's inquiry into tho MissifslppI elec tions Is promptly repudiated by the very negroes In whose behalf that inquiry is eabslde. In the senate, after tha prosantatlon and disposition 'til bills, petitions, etc., the disculon ol the resolution by Sen ator Morton on Mississippi affairs was resumed, and Senator Bruce took the floor, and was followed by Senator Key Tenn., the latter declaring that "the war was over, and the conquerers had a r gat to ecj y the results of their victo ry; he would vote for tne reso lution, even though he should bs tin only member of his party to do so." Senator Christiancy followed. Senator Merrimon offered an amendment strik ing oat the words, "State officers and members of the legislature." and the subject was further discussed bv Fre- llnghuysen in favor of, and Kernn, 'i hurman and Saulsbury in opposition, The question was taken on the resolu tion, and it was pas :ed yeas, twenty nine; niiys, nineteen. The question was then taken on tha amendment of Merrimon to the preamble, to strike out the words "State cflijers and members of the legislature," and it was lest yeas iu, nays 2& Tne question tnen re curred on the adoption of the preamble. It was adoDted veas 2t. navs 19. Tho senate then adjourned till Monday. In tuo nouse tne bill appropriating one hundred and sixty three thousand dol lars f ji tho deficiency in the treasury printing bureau and for tho Issue of sub sidiary silver coin passed. Tne remain der of the houde proceedings were of a miscellaneous character and unimport ant. GUILTY. Pablmnn & Ruth Fonncl Utility of TVbiitky Frauds nntt Sentenced In the United states District Coarr, Chicago, rimninn lf...li 01 TTrtM U.n nnATi- ing of the United States district court this morning the jury in the Pahlman & Rash case came Into court and found the defendants guilty of the first four counts of the indictment. The four counts are as follows: First That de fendants, being distillers, distilled hun dreds of thocsinds of gallons of spirits subject to tax, with the Intent to de fraud the United States out of the tax thereon; second and third, that defend ants carried on a distilling business and removed spirits subject to tax, and on whic-h tax had not been paid, to other 'warehouses than those provided by law; fourth, that they engaged in an unlaw ful conspiracy to put on the market fifty thousand proof gallons of distilled spir its Eubject to tax without paying the tax, and thereby defraud the United States of the tax thereon. The fines and im prisonment on these four counts, if ag gregated, would be, in the minimum, two thousand four hundred dollars fine, oneyear Imprisonment, and fine equal to twice the amount of tax under the second and third counts. The maximum would be twenty-five thousand dollars fine and imprisonment for ten years Mr. Storrs entetei a motion for a new trial, and bail was fixed at fifteen thou sand dollars each. The two counts on which Pahlman & Rush were not found guilty are those which change tbem with conspiracies with Ford, Oliver & Co. THE GREAT DISASTER. Over $500,000 Worth of Property De. strpyed The AlbHDy Itond Can not bo ltcpaired Before Slondny. Worcester, March 31. The flood by the dam disaster did no material dam age below South Worcester. Black stone river valley wss not harmed. Tho losses In part are estimated as follows: City of Worcester dam and reservoir, $125,000. besides the summer's supply of water, $5000; George W. Olney's house and barn, $100,000; J. A. Smith & Co., on mill aud tenement, mill owned by Wright Botherly, and occupied by A. E. Bmith, loss from $15,000 to $20 000; A eh worth & Jones, on mill, etc, $7000; J. A. Hunt, satinet mill, $5CC0; Boston and Albany railroad, two bridges washed cut; Curtis & Marble, on mill, $2000; the Wicks manufacturing com pany, $15,000. The city of Worcester also loses largely, perhaps S15.000, by damages to highways, besides damage by falling of mills; nearly every dam is destroyed. One man and two boys are missing, who are supposed to have been drowned. The city is already building a dam on Parson's brook to secure a sup ply of water; no water famine is appre hended. Providence sends two fire steamers until water supply is secured. Boston, March 31. A dispatch to the Boston and Albany railroad company this morning from their engineer says that at the first double arch me pier is gone, but the abutment is not; there is a hole about sixty feet deep at the next arch, and the stone work is half gone and ruined; the north half of the arch will be blown out. There is a hole one hundred feet long and forty feet deep at the first crossing; beyond the arch there Is a bole one hundred feet Ions and twenty feet deep. From there to James ville the tract is ruined. At Jamesville the arch culvert is gone and three hun dred feet of the opening is about I en feet deep. This break shuts off connec tion with Worcester by the main line, and the trains, which are decreased in nnmb;r, now reach that city over branch roads, by making a detonr of forty-five miles. It is Impossible to form any definite estimate of the damage sustained by the Boston and Albany corporation; and its road bed cannot be repaired and the track put In working order nntll Mendsy. at the very earliest. At a meeting of the London school board, Sir Chatles Reed, chairman, an nounced that he would sail May 6th, for Philadelphia, as the English represen tative in tho educational section of the Centennial exhibition. Tne plagae has reached Bfgdad, and ten cases are reported daily. BELL'S STOBY. Iiired by Pierrcpont and the President ns a Spy, lie also Accepts Employ ment Under Bnbcock. tirant lVanted him to Find Out If His Secretary Was a Whisky Thief, and when He So Reported lie was Discharged. A Statement the Most Astounding Yet Made Public-One that Smirches the Third-Term Candidate with Turpitude. Pierrcpont, of Xew York, Assorted to Be as Bad as Any of tho Sang A Perfect Scst of Corruption Uncovered. Washington. March 31. Mr. C. L. Bell, of . Jackson, Mississippi, testified this morning before the (Jlymer com mittee that he madean application for a post-tradership at Fort Davis, Texas, and came here in June, 1872, to see Belknap about it, and that In the course of the interview the secretary of war offered to sell him a post for r0 tb0u.I sand dollars per ye, 7.nen ha to)d how he wa; ;.,p0inted a clerk in the Interior department, and was finally employed oy mo rrtstaent to go to at. ijcuis on special duty connected with theBabcock trial. Question Under that appointment were you interested in tneJBabcocK case In Stv Louis? Ans. No, t was not. 'Ques. Werb ybli sbnt out there to take any piirt in it? Ans. No, sir, not under this appointment. Ques. Under any appointment? Ans No, sir. Ques. Werbyoa never employed in any way in connection with that case? Ans. Not by the government. Ques. By whom; General Babcock? Ans. (hisitatlngly) No, I cannot say ihat I was. Ques. By his counsel? Ans. No, sir. Ques. By anybody for him" Ans. By some one acting for him; I suppose acting for him; they said they were. I was employed in November. Ques. What services Were you to ren der under that employment? Ans. (after a pause) I would like a little time to rt fleet upon that matter, so as to put it in shape. Ques. I only want the truth; Jt io not very hard to tell thati Ans. I do not know as that .has anything to do Quee. We will determine that after we hear it. I only want to know who employed you. Ans. In reenrd to these St. Louis whisky Clatters? Ques. iTes. Ueneral Babcock i3 an army officer, and I propose to inquire about him now. Ana. Well, I was em ployed by Mr. Luckey, the prlVato sec retary of the President. Ques. What were you to do for Luck ey ? Ans. To make it as brief as possi ble, I was to look Into the hands of the district attorney there collected and see what evidence there was against Gen eral Babcock, Ques. You were sent by Luckey then to go out there and inquire what case there was against Babcock? AnB. I was there at tho time. Ques. Did Luckey write to you? Ans No, sir I met Illm thereat the hotel; Ques. How were you to do it? Ans. I was simply to visit the district at torney's office, as I had the run of the oilice there, and see what evidence there was. Ques. Did you go there and get hold of it? Ans. I did. Ques. With the consent of the district-attorney? Ans. No, sir. Qaes. You got it surreptitiously, then? Ans. I did. Ques. Did you furnish what you got to Colonel Luckey? Ans. IdJd. That was in .November, at the Lindell hotel. Ques Was there any other person connected with Colonel Luckey that you know of? Ans. A gentleman named A. C. Bradley, of Washington, who said he was acting as one of the counsel for General Babcock. Ques. What information did you fur nish Luckey? Ans. I told him that the evidence against Babcock at that time was weak. I did not give him copies of any papers. Ques. Had you read the evidence against Babcock that was in the district-attorney's office? Ans. Oh, no; I only knew from what I heard in the of fice and what Colonel Dyer himself told me. Ques. Did Colonel Dyer know that you were the agent of Luckey? Ans. No, sir; not at that time. Subsequently be did. Ques. Did you look over the papers In that office? Ana. Some of them. Ques. Did you read them all? Ans. I read a good many of tbem. Ques. Where did you get the papers in the office? Ans. On the table and in drawers. Ques. Was that the precise service that Colonel Luckey told you to render him? Ans. It was. Ques. He told you to go there and find out? Ans. To go and find out all I comd. I wish to state that all that time I believed, from conversations I heard in the district attorney's office, and among many influential persons outside, that this attempt to impli cate General Babcock was made for the purpose of injuring .Gen eral Grant, whom I had served as a scout during the war, and far whom I had a strong regard. These men claimed to be strong friends of Brie tow's. I saw many telegrams that passed between Washington and the district attorney there, and many otheis, and it looked tnat way. I believed that until another matter came up there, and then I thought the parties out there were acting without authority and per haps were over-anxious, and I believed it until I came to Washington. When I csme here I found I was on the wrong track, and dropped it, and I took meas ures afterward to cause Information to reach the press that his idea was wrong that Babdock was not guilty "that he was guilty." Ques. You informed the President that Babcock was guilty. Ane. 1 took measures to inform him that I believed he was guilty. I did it because tho President himself told me that if Bab cock was guilty he wished to know it. He wished nothing concealed, and he wished him punished. I took the Pres ident at his word and informed him of it, and I got my discharge in three days afterward. Ques. Did you have any conversa tion with Babcock with regard to this matter? Ane. Frequently, probably a dozen times after my arrival here in December. Ques. If at any time Babcock admit ted to you that he was guilty, please state It. Ans. His admission was clear enough; if they wanted me to get evi dence out of the office and destroy it, it was clear enough. Ques. Did he admit to you that he was guilty? Ans. I told him what Bradley asked me to do in St. Louis, and instead of dis-enting he said he did not wish me to get the evidence out of tbat office unless 1 could get tne whole of It; that if I got part of it, it woidd be worse than none. Ques. What had Bradley asked you to do. Ane He bad asked me to get tne evidence out or tuat omce and bring it to the Lindell hotel. Que?. What was to be done with It? Ana. Destroy It. Ques. Was Colonel Lucky present when Bradly told him to do that? AnB, I believe not: I believe that it was in Bradley's room in the Linden hotel that the proposition was made, after Luckey came east in tne latter part oi jxovem ber. I went down with Luckey and Bradley to the depot, when he went to take the train to come east, and he told me to consult with Bradley; tnat uraa ley was there In the Interest of Bab cock, and that this whole move was not against ii&bcocE nut against ine rres: dent, and for me to consult with Brad' ley and to act with him. Ques. And Bradley told you to get that evidence out of the district-attor ney's office and brine it to the Linden hotel to ba destroyed? Ans. He did; Que?. Did you attempt to get it? Arts. No. cir, I did not. Ques. Why did you not? Ans. Well, I thought that was going rather too far In the matter. Qaes. You had told him all you knew of it? Ans. Yep. Qaej. When you came back, here you say you had a conversation with General Bslknap? Ans. Yes; I met him at No. 2100 Pennsylvania avenue; The witness produced a memorandum or tne number or tne nouse tnat was given him, be said by Mr. Lucky. In that conversation I told all I had seen and heard in St. Louis; I told him. of this proposal of Bradley's; he said he did not want me to get it unlets I got the whole of it, that apart of it would be worso than none. The matter was talked over between us afterward, and he remarked that if I got it I would be well rewarded. I told him I did not like to ko into it: I also mot his coun sel, Mr. Storrs; I was at General Bab- cock's nouse six or seven times. Qaes. What occurred the? Ann. iuere Was a Meat deal of talk. I gave them a written retort of all Jthat I end seen and hoard at St. Louis. I have not a copy of the report. Ganeral Bab cock, I suppose, has the report I had given them that report previous to this talk about getting evidence, and up to the time of making that report I Still thought the matter was Intended as a political iliove; nut when I found out that I was wrong I dropped off, and went from here to New York on the nine teenth of January, and did not return to Washington unlll about the ninth of 'July. I took the President at hisword, and took measures to send him informa tion that Babcock was guiity. I should have stated that I gave the thing up af ter Bradley left St. Louis, which was a night or two after Luckey left, and went to Lexington, Kentucky. From therel wrote to Bradley and asked him to re turn my loiter, and he did so, accompa nied with the following: AVashinoton , D. C, February 9, 1878. C. 8. Bell. Esq.: Yours received to-day and herewith returned. I am authorized to reauest you to come immediately, and to eay you will be cared for. Yours truly, It Was Intended tbat i should bo an. pointed spScial agent" in the attorney general's office and sent to St. Louis to continue my work, and here is the key of the cipher that was given to me to communicate with. The witness here produced tho prlcin&l cipher published in the New York Herald on February luin.j tiues. were you . appointed in the attorney-general's .office? Ans. I was not, but I was to be appointed, and I had a card from the President to Attorney-General Pierrcpont similar to one I had to Secretary Chandler. ,ues. A card asking you to be ap pointed special agent? Ans. I did not say eo. It said this man of whom I spoke for that appointment, or eome- inmg to tnat efiect. uuo?. wny were you not ap pointed? Ans. That wa3 about the fifteenth of December. Ques. He was averse to votrr ttoine out there to play spy on Colonel Dyer? Ans. Yee ne seemed "to be. I went directly from the White House to the attorney-general with that card from tne if resident, and l told to him exactly what the President told me, and tbat if there was any innocent party to be prosecuted he wished to know it, and tbat if isabcocc was guilty he wanted him punished. The attorney-general said: ''I wanted to commission you to day, but an official o.ime to my hoa.e last night I will say a very high offi cial whom I met on special occasion." 1 understood him to mean the secretary of tne treasury, and l pointed out oi tne window, where we were sitting, toward the treasury department and said: "If you have said anything in that quarter, tnere's no use or my going." Tne attorney-general said': "It's not the secre tary,but it's aihigh ctllcial;" and said he "under the circumstances It's no use for you to go out there." I said: "No; but you ought to have let me find that out lor myseii " Ques. You knew, tnen, tuat tne neau of the treasury department would not have approved of your going out there to play spy on District-Attorney Dyer? Ana. Most assuredly. tiaes. When you got tnat card from the President was it understood between you and him that the purpose of It was to get you an appoiutment, and that you were to go to St. Louis and-through the district attorney's omce and ascertain whether there was any evidence that would show Babcock's guilt; was that the object of the President in sending you there? Ans. The object, as I un derstood it, was that I was to ascertain whether there was any reasonable ground forbelieving Babcock guilty,and tnat u tnat was so tne president wisnea to know it; and if he was innocent and an attempt was being made to make po litical capital out of it, or in other words to persecute an innocent man, the Pres ident wished to know it, but he trusted in my judgment and i was not to re port to him, but to the attorney general. Ques. According to your judgment the object of the President in sending you there was a proper one to ascertain wnetner ijabcocs was guuty, nut unaer cover of tbat appointment the attorney general and iiraaiey, Xiucney and uaD cock were going to use you for the pur pose of destroying the evidence? Ans. vr . . L -.4 1 ii u, iiul iuo auuruey general. Que?. But the others, Bradley and Babcock, and Luckey, wished you to go mere and destroy tne evidence? Ans. Yes, they wiehed me to do tbat; I will eay here, however, that I had no inten tion or going tbere beiore, because I thought my first duty was to the Pres ident, and if I found, afterward, proof of Babcock's guilt, my intention was, as proved by my subsequent action to in form the President of it as he had re quested. Ques. And as soon as you did in form him you were tamed out of the position you had received under the in terior department? Ans. Yea. I do not say though that the President had any hand in cancelling my commission; I only state the fact as It exists. The witness produced letters of dis missal, which were read, as follows: Depabtmint of Ihtebiob,") Pension Office, J. Wasaihoton, February 15, 1S76.J Sib You are hereby directed to re turn at once to this office with all the official papers In your possession. Very respectfully, chas. b. cull. Charles Bo'l, 1017 Choteau Avenue, St. Louis, MIbsouiL Depart, of 1st., Office cf Becy.. 1 Wasuisgtos, D. a, Feb. 16, 1878. Sib Yoar services as clerk of class one in the pension office will be dispensed with from and alter this date. Respect fully, Z. CHANDLER. Ques. How did you communicate the information to the President that you believed Babcock was guilty? Ans. I went there three times, and tried to have an interview with him, and failed, Then I put the thing in a shape that I could get it to him. I got it to him through a newspaper; put it in that way because I did not care to trust anything in writing in tne nanas oi any one tnere to go to the President I bad made up my mind that the case was in each a thape tbat I could do nothing further in it, and x dropped it. Ques. In what newapaper did you make tbat publication? Ans. In the New York Herald, I marked a copy and sent it to the President, and I have reason to believe that It reached him. The witness was cross-examined at jengtn, nut was not In the least shaken, and he swore point-blank to the com- p-jcuy or uranr, iiabcoca, .L-ucsey and rienepmt In an endeavor that was suc cessful in clearing Babcook and saving mm irom tne penitentiary. Ids. ap- pjealj Per Contra. General Babcock. Mr. Lucbev and Mr. A. C. Bradley, pronounced the state ment or jjitecuve Hell given to-day be fore the committee on expenditures in the war department, as being a tissue of iaisjnooas irom becinnlcc to end. Tney denounce Bell as utterly unworthy of bfiiier,.and say tbevbave been aware for tome time that Bell has been trying to dispose or mis same Btory to any one wno wouia oacome a purchaser. JACKSON, BISSI6SIPPI. The Republican State Convention Bather Disorderly, and Divided Between Bristow, RIalne and Morton. Tho Colored Convention Conservatively. Disposed Ames Gone Important Bills Passed by the LTonsfr and Senate. Special io the Appeal. Jackson; MirS , March 81. The Re publican State Convention adjourned in great disorder and confusion, at two o'clock this morning. The delegates to Cincinnati were uninstructed. This is considered a defeat to the wreckers and a victory for the Conservative-Republicans. Among the delegates are Ames, Alcorn, Bruce, nnd Ex-Governor Pow ers. The delegates are divided between Bristow, Blaine and Morton, with the majority against Morton. It W03 thfi ihost re?peutafele Republican convention ever assembled in this State, Mtt the proceedings were disorderly, the lie fre quently parsing, and personal violence several times threatened. Pinchback spoke, eulogizing Morton, but it fell stale. The mention ot Alcorn's namo broughtdown the houdei Atthb Convention of Colored mpn In BS'sion to-day, to appoint delegates to the National Colored convention, a reso lution was offered that the colored peo ple south of Ms a in and Dixon's line, had corrupt leaderr, and tbat that race would not pledge their votes to any but good men, was voted down after a lengthy debate. The convention was orderly and dign'fled. Mr. Gray, who introduced the resoldtions in the State senate pledging the colored vote to good men, regardless of party, presided. Mr. Pinchback is speaking to-night. Governor Ames and family have gone to Tiav HK TXiIh. and thnnnn to Mas- sachuEtts. Senate. Passed: A bill to protect Holme3 county fiom paying sixty thou sand dollars for warrants wnlch the ab eoonding treasurer had defaulted; a bill limiting the taxing authority of Brook haven. House. A committee was appointed to arrange the time of holding Courts. A resolution was adopted that both houses adjourn sine die April 13th. Sen ate bills were passed authorizing any telegrapn company to ouuu lines tnrougn the State; making the theft of personal nronertv to the value of ten dollars grand larceny; creating a lien on water craft for supplies, materials and labor; incor porating the Meridian water-works. THE ILOHDOX TIMES. What the Tbandcrer Tnlnks oi the New Title and tne Opposition Financial Affairs. London. March 31. The limes this morning hopes that the ministry may yet be better advised than to persist in recommending to tne queen tne as sumption of empress of India. It de clares tbat it has been unfeignedly alarmed by the rapid decline in the au thority and reputation or tne govern ment since the beginning of the present sefsion. It does not pretend to any spe cial affection for the ministry, but it cannot help seeing that the opposition lstnorougmy disorganized, and tnat tne energies of its older members are ex hausted, while the younger men are chiefly remarkable for an immaturity of mind which threatens never to ripen, and the attempt to form a government out of such materials would threaten mischief to the country. Even the as who think its fears fanciful and over strained must hesitate to push this new title for wardwhen they understand tbat it does in fact provoke discontent. The Times, in its financial article, says: The best private information we can obtain says financial circles on the continent have no belief In, or appre hension of, immediate troubles in eastern Europe. The Times also calls attention to the fact that while, on Thursday, there was an apparent col lapse in small loans of the Argentine provinces of Santa Fe and Sutra Rios, which had both been quoted at above par during March, and on Monday were ninety and eighty-five, but on Thurs day both closed at fifty,; the official stock exchange sheet does not show a single transaction. It thinks the stock exchange owes the public some expla nation of how the prices were sustained above par, and why they have now dropped without apparently a solitary bargain being effected. Excitement in Ilonolalu, San Francisco, March 31. Dates from Honolulu, by the bark D. C. Mur ray, to Marcn lotn, state tnat tne volca noes of Keleaned and Moknoweoweo are reported in active eruption. There was much rejoicing in Honolulu over the premature announcement tbat con gress had passed an act to put the reci procity treaty in operation, but the peo- Ele were very much disappointed on earing there was no real foundation for the report. There was a good deal of excitement on the island over an ad dress of many of the leading citizens In reference to the deplorable condition of things, and the absolute urgency for ac tion on the part of the crown and minis try; some very acrimonious published correspondence had resulted therefrom; in the matter is involved a proposition to encourage emigration from Japan, China, and East India; the ministry took the address of the people in high dudgeon. Count Yon Armin has been summon ed to appear before the imperial court of discipline'" at Potsdam on the twenty eighth of April. It is said be will re main away from Berlin, hoping to be pardoned eooo. ADDITIONAL B1TJ5B BEPOBTB Pittsburg, March 31. River 9 feet 6 Inches and falling. Weather cloudy and cool. Louisville, March 31. Weather warm and clear. River 16 feet in the canal. Departed: H. S. Turner, New Orleans. Cincinnati, March 31. River 40 feet 4 inches and stationary. Weather clear and cool. Arrived: Vint Bhinkle, Mem phis. St. Louis, March 31. Midnight, River rose 3 inches; cloudy and warm. Arrived: Belle Memphis, Memphis; Ste. (Jenevleve, VicKsburg. JUeparted Belle Memphis, Memphis. Copartnership Kotice. AS the 27th of March, and to continue unUt J further notice, the undersigned associated, with them In their business Mr. A. W. DREW. The firm style from this date will be Moore, X. 0. Q. A MEETING of the committee, appointed by the vartous-KpEl lor tne Grand Lodee of Tn and the Subordinate Lodse-i. will bo held at the Trnstre's Room. In Odd-Fellows Hall, on SAT0M AY KVJSaNO. April lit, at 7K o clock. A loll attendance Is reo uested. rah" J. D. DANBUItV. I- o. o. IP. BMP1IIH DEGRKE LODGE. 11 ran i t O. O. F., will meet . this (SATURDAY) evening. April-ilS 1st, at 7 o'clock, for work In an the lflSnrt decrets. A roll attenuance Is requested. Transient brothers are cordially Invited. C. M. CARROLL, D. M. T. P. Hoi,tAHD, Secretary. apl STBAWBEBRY PLANTS FOR BALE BY O. D23. Bnxloour tSo Co. Trigg Awnn. HempnU. W. J. BOOKER & 00. G-BMCB 80-S Front Street, Memphis. XSTE HAVE TI3I8 DAY ROLtl fl W. 3 VV' BOOKER & CO.onr stock of tirm'nrlfn. and bespeak for them toe business of oar old irienas ana cusiomer8.A We shall occupy the sdme office we have heretofore, and-contlnne to do bnslnraa us lAJiTun r'AUiuits exclusively. ELY, HARVEY 4 RICHARD30N. ROYAL 51AIL STEAMERS FOB (JOEENSTOiYNAND LIVERPOOL, Bailing from New York on SATURDAY of each week, from Pier 15 North Klver. CITY OF ANTWERP, CITY OF LONDON, CITY OF BERLIN, CITY OF LIMERICK, CITY OF BRIST 'L. CITY OF MONTREAL, CITY OF BROOKLYN, CITY OF NEW YORK, CITY OF BRUSSELS, CITY OF TAKlS, CITY OF CHESTER, CITY OF RICHMOND Passen eers will find these steamer taste fn I It fitted up, while the staterooms are light, airy and roomy. The saloons, large and well ven tilated, are the breadth ef the vessel, and sit uated wuere there is least noise and motion. Smoking-rooms, Ladles' Boudoirs, Pianofortes ana wuranes, uam-rooms, uarDersnop, etc. ihstaflt eommtmiciitlon with the siewards typlectrlo belR ThA KtniiTners Of this Comnanv ailnnt thn Southerly Route, thus lessening the danger from Ice nnd fogs. Rates of Passage SS0 and S100, golJ, accord ing to accommodation aU having equal sa loon privileges. Round Trip Tickets 5145 and 175, gold. Steerage To and from all points at reduced rates. car For da tea ot sailing and plans of state rooms, apply Id THoMAM FISH KB, Emmet Bank, Memphis, or juttfl u. uo.Lia. Agent, apl 15 Broadway. New York. rWILL pay the above reward for the de livery, to me at Marlanna. Arkansas, ol WILLIAM WRIGHT, colored, charged with the attemDt to poison the family of Frank G. Falls. Said Wright Is 5 feet 10 Inches In night, Is black, and Is characterized by a piercing look. He wears very ragged clothes. and is peculiar lor wearing none but patched garments. W. H. FURBISH, api aaerin 01 ueo coupiy, atkbqsiu. A WELL ESTABLISHED PAYING CASH BUSINESS In one of the mast flourishing towns on the Memphis and Little Rock R. It.. 45 miles from Memphis The stock at present very light, consists of Groceries and General Merchandise. Tho ftorehoaio Is In the very best locality, Is for sale, or will be reasonably rented. To a reliable party easy terms will be given. Reason' for selling, parties desire to re tire irom me Business, for to B.Lowensteln & Bros, or ' particulars apply Rice, Stlx & Co. Intelligence Office, TEMPORARY LODGING ROOMS AND Tract Depository, In charge of the La dles' Christian Association, 155 MAIN STREET, next to the Temperance Lnnch House. Notice to jContractors. SEALED PROPOSALS Will be received in the office of the Chancery Court ot Lafay ette county, Miss, at Oxford, until Monday, the 17th of April, 1S76, for the BUILDING OF A JAIL AT OXFORD,;MISS., according to plans and specifications on file in the olhce of said clerk, and In the office of James B. Cook, Architect, No. 38 Madison St., juempnis, xenn. uona ana security will be required for the faithful performance or the work, according to the plans and specifica tions, a he Board of Supervisors reserve the right to reject any and all bids. manu inu i. h. BKUW jm, cierk. JAVA PROLIFIC COTTON SEED. SUPERIOR to any other seed for early ma turity, extra fine staple and Quantity of lint, producing In some Instances two and-a- nan Dales to tne acre, rrice, $4 per ousnei, cash. References Judge James A. Anderson, Memphis, Tenn.; Captain Kenneth Garrett, Withe, Tenn. : Mr. J. n.Schrader.Colllerville, Tenn.; Mr. J. A. Owen, Des Arc, Ark., and many others who have tried them. For sale by j. i. WJ.uuiA.oia a uu., mh2S 222 Front street, Memphis, Tenn. BANKRUPT SALE OF EEAL ESTATE. On Monday, 24th Day of April, 1870, at 12 o'clock, on the southwest corner of Main and Madison streets, Memphis, Tenn., I wUl seU the following described real estate, be longing to ue assets 01 u. a. -1 ownsena, diuik rrjpt, to-wit: One hundred 100 1 acres of land on the Horn Lake road, in Shelby county, lenn.. bounded as follows: Beginning at a stukeon the west boundary Hue of grant No. lG.tSl.the 8E corner of D.H. Townsend's tHS acre tract; thence north witn the west line of said grant 42 chains 25 links to the center ol Nonconnah creek with elm pointer marked "D" on the routh bank of said creek; thence up saia crees witn me center mereoi a Mr au E 1 chains 30 links, N 70' E 2 chains 75 links, N 59 E 7 chains 75 links, N 52 30T . 6 chains Si links, 8 83 E 2 chains 75Jlnks, 8 CO5 E 4 chains 13 links. S 43 E 3 chains 3 links. S I3 SO" W I chain. S 33' W 3 chains 78 links S 5' K 4 chains 25 links, S 11 30 W 1 chain 47 Unks, 8 52 SV W 1 cnain 73 iinKs, nwwz cnains 0 udks, ojr w 3 chains 74 links, B B' w 3 cnains, a c. 1 cn 55 link", S7"K2 chains 70 links, 8 85 20T E 3 chains 0: links to a stake in tne center 01 saia creek with blackgum on t'.e south side of said creek 7 links west of line marked f , one blackgum 22 links east of line marked M ; tbence south 45 W 34 chains 75 Unk4 to a small blackgum; thence west 3 chains 75 links to tne beginning, xnis property is unaer good fence, has comlortab.e cabins and gln honse. Also, a remainder interest aner Jira. jic- Manus's life eitate in a certain undivided H Interest in a lot of ground lying at the corner of Bealeand Main streets, in the city of Mem phis, and more particularly described as fol lows: Beginning at the SE eomerof Beale and Main t rests; tbence south with the east line of Main ttreet b2 feel ; thence eait 175 feet with D. H. Townciud's north line; tbence north with west line or Mulberry street lis feet: thence west with the south line of Beale street 175 feet to the beginning. See Register's office, Shelby county, Tenn., book 41, pages 349 and 30. Also, woodlawn, the residence, or i. u. Townsend, near White's Station, on the Mem phis and Charleston Railroad, Sneloy county, Tenn., dsscrlbed as follows : In section 1, range S of the 11th Surveyor's District and in the lliu CivU District of said county: Beginning at a stake 30 links south of aii elm with blackoak pointers, and running thence west 27 chains 10 a slake with blackjack pointers; thenco north 47 chains 25 links to a stake with a spanlshoak pointer ; thence west 3 chains 10 links to a stake b ackoak pointers; tbence north 21 chains and 5 links to a stake 59 feet from the center of the Memphis anl Charles tan Railroad; thence south 56 E 3 chains and 25 links to a stake 59 feet from a pointer; thence 12 chains around 37 degrees ot curve In the railroad parallel with its Une to an other point of curvature; tbence north 86 east 16 chains and 10 1 ales to a stake 00 feet from the center of the load; thenco 64 chains and 10 links to the beginning, containing Hi 2-5 acres. This property has comfortable dwellings and outhouses, barns and stables, and the finest of orchards and vlteyards. This last-mentioned piece oi propert7li en cumbtred with a mortgage for the seoorlty of certain debts to the Planters Insurance Com pany of Memphis, Tennessee. The tot two pieces of property described are also mort gaged to secure certain Indebtedness of the petitioner of D.H. Townsend. Also, all the books, notes and accounts of the said D. H. Town end. Also, the 8E NE V sec. 22. T 1, N R 8 W 40 acres, and S W sec. 25. T 1, N R, 8 W, 160 acres, In .Lonoke county, Arkansas. Also, the NE NE sec 31, T 4, N R 5 W, 40 acres, in Prairie county, Arkansas. The three last free from incumbrances. All of this real estate is exceedingly valuable, and the Incumbrances mentioned amount to a great deal less than the actual value of the property. Tne books, note, and accounts can be seen at my office, where I shell be slarl to aniwer all querlw concerning tho property offered fcr sue. THOS. P. WINCHESTER, Assignee, apl sat 39 Jladlsm Bt Memphis, Tenn BUGGIES. ETC. WEI UULY MANUFACTURER OF BUSBIES, CARRIAGES ASD LIGHT SPBIHG WAGONS I HAVE ON HAND A SELECT STOCK OF the above rehlcles, expressly built for home trade, of my own manufacture, which I will SELL CHEAPER (woikmanshlp and material considered) than they can ha im ported from any other market. 1 am fully prepared to build this class of work TO OR DER, on short notice. Also, to Repair, Trim and Paint old carriages promptly, and in very best style. " WarbninnxHIp aud Hate rial nmay. Gnarnutetd.ca Wo. 3 Union Street. MOORE, BASSEIT & 80., LUMBSR DEALERS, Kos. 351 and 353 Second TENABLE & BAWUNGS, MANUFACTURERS OF LUMBER, LATHS AM) SHINGLES HAVE ON HAND A FULL STOCK OF White Pine Doors. Sash. Blinds. White Pine Moldings, etc., all of first quality. SALESROOM So. 14 UNION STREET. W Sawmill, north of Ravon Oavoio. Ial9 COTTON GINNING. 68 Union Street After this date we will gin all cotton con signed to us or coming to our gin for tine Dollar a Bale and tne Heed, furnish bagging and ties, and make no charge for drayage. This one dollar a bale includes all drayages, Insurance, etc. Our ginning es tablishment is the most complete In the city, being a brick building, covered with slate, and centrally located. We will tarnish bags, free ot charge, for shipping cotton in seed. Send in your oraers ui once. mbS PAINE & PATRICK. PLTJMMEES. n m in JVCBROWNE.' Vil Truni-BTI'D STM Ho. 263 SEOONDSTH.SBT ntiniMltn Court Hqnsw. HOTEL. MBSPHJ TENH. THE PEABODY having changed proprie tors, the following rates for board and rooms will be charged from this date: Board and room..83 00 to 841 per day Doy-Boord.............m.833 per monln Day-Bonrd (a niealg).830 per month Hay-Board (transient) $1 OO per day Having made our terms moderate we hope to receive a liberal share of patronage, and respectfully ask tho encouragement of the merchants of Memphis and the general Publlc- ir FLOSI5TS. MAGNOLIA CRANDIFLORA. WCACSO HAVEA. DOUBLETUEE ROSE . rME-ST0CK0rilHCr.A v EC BY MAIL. rOaSMPPIWGOUDtRS $1.50 PCS D0Z. , NURSEBVMEM&6E-DSMrN, MZMPHS. FEN fit. College GroYe Nurseries AND GREENHOUSES, At fioatn date ot Elmwood Cemetery Henry Moore, Proprietor. T have a vervlarce. fine and healthy collection of Roses, Greenhouse and Bedding 1'lants. all of which I offer at New York prices. Also, a large and varied assortment of Wire and Rus tic Htands, Vases, Baskets, Etc. Bouquets and fhit Flowers at ail seasons. Gardens laid out. Cemetery Lots and O raves graded and sodded, and taken good care of at very cheap rates. Bulbs in variety; Ca!adtnm, Cannas, Etc. Any person purchasing 15 worth of plants at one lime, 1 will ueuvur huu jjiuui iucui au; where in Memohls without further charge. Hernando street cars run to the Ureennou-cs every ten minutes rnnia F. 60EBSLS, T5B FI0BI3T, At No. 413 Second Street, tS prepared to tabe orders for all kinds c work in his line. Including the care of lots at the various cemeteries. From pt attention given, and all work done at the lowest living rates. Orders for cut Cowers lor bouquets and iu-n,.llnir nflrnflVH flllfKl In nnv finfttitlr and on shortcut notice. Special invitation Is J extended the publlo to visit his greenhouses, I now. in fall bloom. It i Street , i U) I - J '; Doors Lumber Q pi i g . , Sash Laths q O s - ' n and w r Ua 0 r . "i " 1 - " 1 0aa- ?B ;" ir 0 BlEi-PiS go '.. Irf I T -q f 0 S s Wkm- ' 1 i z STAR COTTON-BIN mil iram &m iMSl $ 1 53 -ACH7 W5iLn2 ITA1 STOVES, .-ETC. EXCELSIOR HM1I S3. 612, 614, 616 & 618 N. MAIN ST. ST. X7IS, MO. v?e:is.ls rsiirs. ct S3H:3SS7 IROIf COPPER. Jlavo always iu Stock a complete assortment or every class or goods used or sold by TIN AND STOVE DEALERS, isz i23 c:ls 2iiXC?:rr-- c? r O -H Xj 33 33 XI a 33 0 V VV'-- FAMOUS WHEREVER USED OR KN0WH FOR ECONOMY IN PRICE, SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION, QUICK &. UNIFORM BAKING, AND PERFECT OFERAT10N. Orders from the trade respectfully solicited, gnarautecins HEST-CLASS GOODS, CAREFUL PACKING-, PEOMPT SHIPMENTS, AND LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. SEND FOR NEW LISTS. ADDRESS : HX035al3IOR MWJffll C0M.1I, ST. LOUIS, fslO. ftB-Thfl Chnrter als ntavn are soln tT E. Prqnhart fc Co.. Mwwwlil. STSSIO GZS APHER. JAS, WALSH, STMO&B&PHEB, 38 North Court Street. F EVIDENCE repoiteJ iu Courts, beforer ef i erees. etc- verbatim. Scorthand tasgh ornllv or hv mall. PRIKTIITG. AND 15 Court Street, Memphis. Check Bco&s, Draft Books, Dray Books, Cosh Books, Ledgers, Journals RMLROAD & STE11B0IT WGBE Easiness Cnrdi, Letter Scads, Bill Heass, Cirenlar, iickeS.i, TfiffO, KW. The patronage of my friends and tha pebiic is respectfully solicited. Good Work at Tovr Prices. Call and examine specimens or Printing, Mlantr Roolt. anil Wncllrtg. FOR ? rlI.E. FINEST FLAY0SED IBEAEFAST BACO OLIVER. TOE & eo, ' s Yaluahlo Books for Sale. THE undersigned Is ft.ll offering for sale hi Library ot Mt'-cellauf oua Books ana at extremely low prloee. Persons wlsblne to purchase the whole, or any part . are r quest- S. to call and examine the eo lectio -, which em braresmauy ol tr.e finis bo-'fc- 'n print. roh5 F VT "MITH. faowailrt. WAjLI. PAPER, ETC. Sasli. Uoors, At Original Cost, to Close Out, at QUACKENBUSH'S PlOTANDWmLPAKaSTOM 390 MAIN ST2.EET. ass..-.-v 7 v an-- i S.C.TOOF, AT COST!