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A, SAX 8UNDA1 . MAT 14, iS'?6 MEMPHIS APPEAL pAIXAWAY X KEATIXG. Terms orKnbscrlpllon. Daily fc Weekly. Oee eof,one year, by mull,, u" eor. six monthly mU. CaeeePTt 10 00 s oo 53 1 10 JSJ50 . 3.KI . ... miasMlLlll CitT- C"i-copy .'one monlh.ln city. WKKKLTi on copy, one year 7 Hi trn- or more. each lraeeeoplwMntrreeor chars. i7malI-bo)t are fcept by poslofilct, aa sot by individual names. ompoetoaoo J a orfertazpaperi change poitoncM jo another, tha. Kiln of Advertising! J'lrrt insertion, perquare.. lO0 nbsejBentliiitlon,perKjBr ' J ignt lines solid nonpareil make on Bjnare, and twelve line make one Inch. Liooal Notice" are cenU per line first in sertion, 15 eenu perllne perweelc Waal, etc-are 10 cenU per line flm lnisr Uon, and 6 cenU per line each intwequcnt jlMAaandMarrtaie noUces, Funeral noUcea nta Obituaries, are charsed at resalar ralea. We will not accept any adTertlwaioaU to roi tow reading matter. . . yniaT Fourth page adTtrtlaeraentt, nation ary, doable rate. All Advertising Bills farimonnU le than Five Dollars mnt be paid lor before Inser tion, mis rule will be strictly adnered to. Jo Contributor and Correspondent t nr. .nii,.it ij.rfjim nrl immnnleatloni QPOh rablecu of general interest, bat saen mast always be accompanied by a responsible We will not return rejected coaimanlcalloas. AH letters, commanlcatlons, or anything else forlaeArrcAi should roaddremed UALLAWAY A KEATING, M. (' (Ialuwat, 1 2SZ beeona sitmu J. JI. Kkatikci. Memphis. Tena MEMPHIS APPEA1 SUNDAY, MAY 14, 187G JODK5ALI8.U AND IN tt. office-hold- TJie newspapers create great men and often ont cf the smallest materials, but it seems they have no right to demolish the Idols of their own creating. Every knave whose villainy is exposed has the dime respect (or the press which the cul prit has for the law. The newspapers have unearthed most of the corruptions -which have sickened the nation, and as the rogues are numerous there Is a gen eral howl about the licentiousness of a -wicked and debased press. It is all marvelous right and proper for a news paper to write into office and to puff in to fame an ambitious demagogue, but II it public man turnB out to ba & robber, he considers it a monstroui outrage il the instrument which made'hlm helps to unmake him. But there Is one thing we cannot understand an editor is used as a stepping-stone, a ladder by which other men ascsnd to place and power, lint thev seldom secure positions for themselves. We rejoice that this is n? for whenever an editor be comes a chronlo offlce-seuker jhe becomes a chronic fraud. Hit opinions are entitled to no respeot, for he is always loud on the strong side Mr. M'CIure, of the Philadelphia Timet, has a proper appreciation of journalism and ofllce-holdlng. He justly says that "Journalism and office-holding are ut terly incompatible, and no editor ever hecame a candidate for popular favor who did not thereby limit the useful 3ms and Bucce3s of his editorial career. 3t matters not what achievements may leward the efforts of a journalist for political promotion, he must sacrifice sreater power, greater usefulness ana srrcater honors by the acceptance of public place. No journalist can be de pendent upon the favor or the caprices of politicians or parties and com mand respect for bis daily teachings, and the end must be disaster in both fields of labor. The edi torlal chair of a widely circulated and respected journal is the highest and most xesponsiDle timt in a free government, and the editor who leaves it to enter the political arena for personal success vol untarily lays down his power and ac cspts the position of servant of servants Thenceforth he must criticize as policy shall dictate, commend as the acci dental power of the season shall "require, be neutral when doubtful con - filets come, and witness general distrust ripen into a fearful harvest of public contempt. There is no promotion in this country for the editor of an Influ ential paper save by legitimate advance ment In his profession. The man wbo can reach a hundred thousand intelli gent readers every day, and meet their just demand for a wisely conducted newspaper, has no higher honors, no graver trust, no larger Held for positive usefulness, within tho scope of honest ambition; and when it is considered that official place is at best most preca rious; that it can 4 be attained and held only by subserviency to per sonal power or to the ebbs and Hows of papular passions and prejudices, and that it is but an incident, or a suc cession of incidents, in every life de voted to ir.wbile the residue is but waste and bitterness, those who vacate the editorial chair to grasp the laurels which wither in winning them, go out to be justly mocked by the multitude. Jo seph R. Chaudler lingers in grateful memories es the great teacher in the United Slates Gazette of thirty years ago. He has been in congress, and won ami lost in the conflicts of the political field but who remembers that part of his life? In congress he was but one among many who were his peers, and he served, retired and is forgot ten as a statesman; hut in his editorial chair he was peer less. When .he spoke in his editorial columns the country paused to hear him, and the opinions of the first men of the nation, and at times the policy of the nation Itself were moulded by his editorial deliverances. Qreeley,the ablest and best of American editors, was shorn of his locks by the common infirmity of seeking the empty bauble called pub- lie honors. As editor of the Tribune, de--voted to his calling with the singlenes of purpose that its pre-eminent dis Unction and responsibility merited, there was no President that ever rivaled his power. For a day or for a season the accident of place might make the decla ration of a President more Important than the utterance of the great editor, "but tho editor could bulldand overthrow administrations, could create and de troy great men, could mould idols at -will and shatter them when weary of them, and there was no tenure but the measure of life, while the ruler wbo oame to-day to greet the welcome of those who worship the rising sun, in a lew short years retired forever, and often st once from power and from the affec tions of the people. But Greeley knew sot his own greatness. He dreamed of a crown that vanished just when 11 reemed to be within his grasp, and the fs.d sequel lsjknowc to all." Thomas Jtitchie spent fifty years of his life in snaking great men. Politicians used him as a dray-horse to drag themselves into office, and then permitted him to die in poverty. Had he given his great talent to office-seeking, he would have secured the fortune he made for others. John Forsythe, of Mobile, dur ing the last thirty years has placed in high positions thousands of politicians, and, great as are his abilities, the aspi rants for United States senator in Ala hams, wbo have not the record of a toil ing working Democrat which all con cede to Forsythe, think it a monstrous absurdity that the editorshould pause in his old avecation of making eenators,and undertake to make one out of himself. But we agree with Colonel M' dure, of the Philadelphia Times, that Journalism and c-fllee-holdiug are utterly Incompat ible. James Gordon Bennett, ueorgc D. Prentice, Thurlow Weed, Thcmsn Ritchie, and man) of tne greaiefci ed itors of the couairy, al vays abjured office. They took the correct position that a chronlo olnce-sceker Is wortn loss as an editor who was often com pelled tocombst ; u r opinion, whiob an offics-eeeker never doe. We n grat Ided to know that time but few editor of the present day luitlug after olli:e. I micU can be found, wo pui inat be is eversijy's cousin, and like Hum ooldt's preacher, who kept one eye on beaven and the other on the pews, bt keeps one eye on the drivel that flows from his pen and the other on the popu lar mavse?. uucb an editor can count upon the ends of his fingers the various conventions to be hold and the offices to be filled, and bo he gets one he Is over ready to prostrate truth or make false hood triumphant. THE MCJirillS AND FADUCAH RAILROAD. We learn, with pleasure, that a do creu was rendered at the present term of the United Btate3 circuit court, direct ing a sale of tho Paducab and Memphis, railroad, and that the road will very soon pass into the hands of a new or ganlzation, pledged to Its early compie tion. These results, we understand, have been arrived at by negotiations, in which all parties interested participated, and that the plan of operations proposed for the future met with the hearty ap proval of all concerned. e commend the wisdom of those who have perfected thsse negotiation, and predict tuat this enterprise, In which Memphis and West Tennessee is so much interested, will, at no distant day, be an accomplished fact It Is nroter in this connection to call the attention of the public to the man- aeement of Mr. O. H. Allen as the re ceiver of tBe road. He came among us without pretensions, and has gone along In a quiet way in the strict performance of his duties, until he has accomplisbe l results that not only commend him most favorably to the parties more directly Interested, but also to the general pub lic. The success of his management is abundantly shown in the many im provemente he has brought about in providing new enginep, new coaches, re pairing and repainting tne oia cars, anu otherwise making needed improvements for the accommodation of the public, all of which we learn has been prompt ly paid for out of the net earnings of the road. The management of Mr. Allen demonstrates that the Paducah and Menphls railroad, when completed, will bB a better paying investment than any railroad property in the country. It will develop the mo3t fertile portion of th3 State, and contribute more directly than any other enterprise now before the public to the commercial advancement and prosperity of Memphis. TAXATION BT THE STATE. The recent daemon or the supreme court cf the United States Is one of grest importance. That body has de elded, by unanimous opinion, that the tax-pay ers.of Illinois have no remedy by injunction. Tho court holds: "That the Illinois statute taxing railroads different ly from Individuals does not violate tho State constitution, which requires that taxation shall be uniform and by gen er&llaws; it does not violate the Fed eral constitution; capitsi stock of cor porations and all their real and personal property are justly liable to taxation and an assessment of 'all this' accord ing to tho cash value of the funded debt and of the capital shares is 'probably as fair asany other. Deducting from this the assessed value of tangible real and personal property, which is also taxed leaves the real value of tbe capital stock and franchise Subject to taxation 'as just ly as any other mode, ail modes being more or less imperfect.' The State board of equalization are competent au thority in tbe assessment, and the taxes may be collected by each municipality orcDunty pro rata. The courts csnnct revise the valustionp. The supremo court of Illinois haviug deemed the law valid, 'this court adopts that decision as a rule to be followed in the Federal courts.' Taxes must be paid before any equity court can consider their legality, 'because the immense weight of taxation rendered necessary by the debts of the United States, of the several States, and of the counties, cities and towns, has re suited very naturally in a resort to every possible expedient to evade its force.' " Lord Paliuerstou'H Opinion or Talc-Kcurcrs. Ashley's Biography of ralmereton.J He was the most steadfast and loyal of chiers to those who served under nim Liord Howden. British minister at Mad rid. begs him not to attend to private and slanderous reports about him. Tbe reply is as follows: "I have received vour letter of the twenty-fifth of last month (August, 1850), and begycu not to trouble yourself about tne matters to wnicn it relate?, ir x nan not iuu con fidence in you I should not have recoin monded you to the queen for the post you occupy, and when J. have confluence in a man i do not allow tnac connuenca to be shaken by the tales of intriguers and backbiters, even If such should reach my ears, which, in your case, they bave not, ana probably will not. i say will not, because the commercial prin ciple that supply rouows demand ex tends to other matters beside trade: and when certain supplies are known to be discouraged and rejected, they are apt to, be withheld. In faet, the usual effect of underhand attempts to lnlure a man Li, with me, to make me more disposed to lake his part. I have some little ex perience in my own proper person of the way in which faleehood la enlisted Into the service of personal pique or unfound ed resentment." MUs Street's Testimony Unstained. Washington, Msy 13 Georgo W. Campbell, of Chlcaoo, testified before the.clvil service committee to-day, that he was the brother of the marshal of tbe northern district of Illinois; that when General Sweet was pension agent at ChicaKO, witness cot appointed to clerkship at twenty-five hundred dollars per annum: afterward received fifteen hundred dollars; he was employed, for two or three years, and had no duties to perform; tne position was a mere sine cure. B M. Johnson testified that 'he was a clerk in the same office, and never knew Campbell to perform any labor tnere, and he only came to tne omce once or twice a month. JoseDh F. Lackev. formerly deputy commissioner of pensions, testified that ho visited the Chicago pension office; made an examination of tbe accounts Ihfire. and found a deficit of three thou sand dollars, as testified by Miss Sweet; Misa Sweet told witness tbe circum stances connected with tbe deficit; while witness was in Cblcaeo. he receivea a illsontcli from General Bsker, commis sioner of pensions, telling him to let the Chicago office alone, as he (Baker) wnulri attend to me settlement ui mat matter. Disastrous Fire. RorjK Island. Iuu . My 13. A dis astrous fire broke out nere last nigni from tbe center of the double store on THinnUntrAet. occunied bv h. 8. Gates & Co.. drv coeds dealers. The less of thn buiHine wa3 complete, bit about one fourth of the stock was saved. Total loss. $70,000. Insurance on stock : Com- merciai union, jjouuou, j-owi reuu- sylvania fire, Philadelphia, 5:2600; sprlngneiu nro. aiecnanics, mew- ark, $2500; Faneuli Hal1, Boston, SU&OO; Iniinrwriterf. New YofK. $2500: Llvcr- nool. London and Globe, $i500: Pto-aix of Brooklyn, 52500; Continental, New Yoik, 52500; lioyai, oi Aiivernooi, iowo, a total or$-T,ow; on tne ouuumg, raw nix, Hartford, $1000; Underwriters Keucy, iiow jhiuiu, S2000; .(Etna, Hartford, $2000, & total of $0UUu, London. May 13: Colonel Thomson, mayor o Llvrpool, is dead. Hatper's Weekly. 1 COXCttlUA WEI.CO.MINO THE MA- THUS. Now welcome to these wentern khore!" be hold. Columbia cries: glory round her str-glrt brow and In her beam la 2 ere h. Uer arms outstretched, her head npral-ed, tier rjanner msn nninrieo. she greets the nation-, as they come, a Con gress or tuo Yvoria : She waits la gentle majesty upon tbe boII where Feun First taushl the troubled western Weill the t.mthArhrww! nf men. Ills spirit lingers la her look, hl spirit la her That caUsaloud throughout the earth, "Come tp. Willi me n-loice! Come ye like armies, but without the slow ana meat urea irarap; Nor rank nor rile; forgotten all the Insignia of tne camp. Come ye In peace; no war-cloud now casts hnaao w o er tne lanu: No taougbtotslrlfe; like host and guest we meet witn ciaipeo. nana. Heboid! they come: their steeds are Are, out snrend the swcllinc sail: Their fooUtteps touch our eager hhores; the nation cncH, "au nau : A shout of rapture clearestbe air; a thousand TCpieo tries bound : They come! tho stranger's foot Is set on friend ships uaiioweu grouna. - Amid the elllterlug array, fair Spain claims greeting nrst: . . The Iron bands r.f ignorance her sons had strength to unrsi: When locked within a watery world none ntiier d&rea to Drnvo. Columbus rose la might, and wrung the secret fram trie wave. Thv Queen had manned the deck he trod to tHnmnh nVrihft main: Thou land of sunshine, thine tho praise All hall to thee, uapain: Tn I'n cl And. then, whose pilgrim band first rnanwl nrvnn nil r mwl Their altars sacrei to tbe names of Liberty and uod. , Thine Impress lies upon our life, O bcgland, Vnnm.t smonir thy children's names our nmuci ana ooja. own is Mill enrolled. Thou wouldst have curbed the adult strength that struggiea to oe ire-, Vet grown-up children cannot cling around a mother's knee. We only shook the shackles loose that we might clasp thy band, As fooh their sires, wnen, smo oy woe. vl equal neigm mey siana. Nearcl to us ot all who come, we spring to tl,v Amhrano. Our mother Engl.nd ! we are not a strange or alien race. . j Thou leav'rt to visit us to-day thy proud an cestral aomes. . As one who journeys to behold her children In aew homes. Hall to thee, Fraucel Thy noble sons did many a vaUantdeed, Thine arm sustained our falling Urength In hour or direct need, Ueholtl the name of Lafayette! we write It side by side With his, the Father of our land, her savior and her pride. ... Baptized witli fire, tho war-cloud since has darkened o'er thy brow; Yet, like a giant, maimed a while, thy strength returneth now. True to thyself, as true to us, the furnace sev en times hct. Through which thy suffering feet have trod, ere long shall be lorgot. And since for us In days gone by thy sons leit song and dance, Columbia greets thee as of old , thou great and glorious France! All haU, Germanla! from thy seat beside the castled Rhine; The language that was learned beside the Klver or the Vine, Rla:s out a welcome oa the air; Its acceats greet thiae ear; . , , . The children of the Fatherlaad, they spring to meet thee here. . Columbia kaows thy voice or old. Behold I she bids thee stand. With foreign 8011 beneath thy feet, no stran- Tho tidings of thy war-like deeds have sound ed o'er the sea; Mighty la war, thou lovest peace. Germanla ! nail omeei Thus one by one before her eyes they pass la iwm H va vl AW The naUonsof the earth arise, the Old World andthewew. With trophlei from the glowing feoulh and f r-fiiYi thA frny.pn North. From Orient and Occident behold they hasten forth, Columbia bows her stately head; no younger land can vie Willi all the storied wealth that glows be- The.fabrlcs spun by Europe's looms she may not match In hue ; Hersonsworo homespun many a year; hor silken rones are new. And ye who come from Europe's shore, ex- npp.f. not to behold Within the New World's borders all the won- .iprs nr tne uiu: Our nation Is of yesterday, and all but Nature young; From forest and from wilderness our towns and cities sprung; No gorgeous palaces liave wo to match your Cathedrals old and gray with time, in whoso The feet of many centuries have worn the rtim.llfhtf 1 aisles praven stones Beneath whose sculptured effigies sleep many a rmrn'A bones: We cannot boast the treasured art of Athens ana oi Home; Not these we offer to your gaze in Freedom's Western nome. Our labors are of sterner mould: Columbia ttiav not boast. But yet may polat with modesty that e'en be comes a nost Who leads a guest throughout his halls-one who (IpRtresto know What of the richest and the best their master has tnsnow. Behold our lands, their wide extent; aad yet from sea to sea Our steeds of fire on paths of steel sweep on irnimonnnuv. Behold the lightning chained and bound, urhnKa flnsh can well reveal Each Impulse of tbe nation's heait that And threaded by the sliver streams traced out r.n I , an ttn nnT'UndTl WAKi. uy man a own nanu. The produce of our prairies wide flows lorth tn all the land A thousand cities fleck tho plain; their tow ers ana sieenies nizo. They ehimnier In the glittering suu,and point towara iu say. Our snips ride on the swelling wave, and each one as it soea Reveals the story of the wealth with which our isnci o ernows. Onr tasks were homely; but when sure the firm foundation lies. Naught laoks but time: the years shall see the glorious fabric rise. A hundred years of weal and woe; and thus nur wore lias snea. And yet within the century that o'er her life nas neu. Three times Columbia bared her breast to meet a mortal shock : Three times her pure and peaceful brow the war cou rose to mocs. She bent beneath the discipline of blood and nro ana swora : And. purified like saints of old, her voice rings out abroad, "end forth your suffering and your poor To them the summons eoes: Behold! to them the wilderness shall blossom as the rose: The forests yie d, the wheaNflelds rise, the rtKTkH retire anace. And richest harvests crown the land In Free dom's dwe'ling place; Oursons,llke Juaah's, sit beneath the fig tree and tho vine; The olive aud the Sharon Rose around our homos entwine. O ye that Journey from afar, from every clime oieano, Whe come to Join a sister land In her Centen nial mirth. Take to your heart the welcoming that heait reit wo exienu. And hall the suspicions reign of peace, God cram ma v never end : Hushed be the brazen throat of war; the bat . tie-Mass lie fnrled: The light that beamed from Bethlehem's star shine over all the world; The gracious message that was beard of old in U1UIC9 Ito-echo now from pole to pole, and ling from heatosea! ' United now as ne'er before since Time's first cycles ran Earth loams the Fatherhood of God, the brotherhood of man! A Cure Tor Colds In the Bend. London Spectator.! It would seem as if the cure for those worst of small nuisances, colds in the beau, wnicn ur. .t errier, 01 .tunR'n cor leae, suggested in tho Lancet, might prove to be a remedy of very great value. It is a snuff a white powder composed or tne rouowmg ingredients: Hydrochlorate of morphia, two trains; acacia powder, two drachms; trinitrate of bismuth, six drachms the whole making np a quantity of powder of which from one-quarter to one-half may be safely taken, if necessary, in the course of twenty-fcur hours. Dr. Fer rier says that with this snuff he has twice cured himself of very violent colds, once, indeed, by taking trinitrate of bismuth alone, which is a very powerful remedy for catarrh of the mucous membrane, and is tbe most im- Dortant ingredient in this snuff. Dr. Ferrier mentions two other persons who were cured of violent colds by the same snnfi", and to these instances we may add that or the present writer, wno, having a very violent cold coming on, with tbe sensation of weight in tbe temDles and the usual disaereeble feel- mg in tbe throat, as well as ordinary ca tarrh, made trial of Dr. Ferrier's reme dy one evening, and got up on the fol lowing morning completely free from cold, which baa not since recuired. The snuff, instead of Increasing the tendency a to sneezs, aimcst lmmeuiateiy begins 10 diminish it. The desperate wickedness and atro cious immorality of pleasure-taking even of the most innocent sort, has been again affirmed by a Massachusetts court In a fashion that shows how the blue-law code yet permeates tbe juris prudence of that State. Tbe case was that of a Jew arrested for fishing on Sunday. He pleaded that Saturday was the Jewish Sanbatb, and proved tbat he religiously observed if, and therefore claimed an acquittal under the provis ions of the statute, which except from its penalty those who observe the sev enth day instead of tbe christian Sab bath. Thereon tho court ponderously rnl-d to tbe eflect that, if the accused were a fisherman, he might lawfully fish every Sunday in the year, and make all the money he could at it. But, if he angled for amusement, he was guilty of criminal oncnae; anu, as mat was what he had done, a fine was Imposed DPOa him, which will doubtlesa Impress upon him the awful guilt of amusing himself on Sunday, which isn't his Sun- day- i mil uifv l'ji j m vi irM hi m. nt i i iihv : - ivu lsu kDi aiuuk nuuuut i .a. uiiiiti i jjjiXA 1 iki i - i utuua ucou iuo uiu i iim m r a m w e - What the Leading Southern Journals hare to Say why ho Should be the Democratic Nominee. Strong and Timely. Indorsement or ine Able, Energetic and Vigorous Reform Governor of New York Etc. Klnndi nt tbe Jlcrul. Holly Springs M1S5.J South.l As a statesman of administrative abil ity, and as an honest, thorough-going reformer, he now certainly stands at the head of the list of Presidential aspirants; aud as he Is the candidate, as ws believe, whoaa leadership would most certainly command tucctaa for the Democratic party. The Ablest, rarest and Bravest of onr jcfwiera. New Orleans Democrat. We are not of these who think that Governor Tilden, or any other man, is "the Democratic party," but we should lit tn rpo him nominated because he is one of the ablest, purest and bravest of our leaders, ana because ne seems to ub to possess every element oi Birengtn es sential to our success. The Memphis Ledger for Tilden In 1875, Jaiemphls Ledger of tho 11th. j if the APPEiii win turn to ine jueager of April 28. 1875, It will find a column editorial setting forth Mr. Tilden's ca- nacities and claims to tbe Presidency, We might say, the Ledger again In doraed by the Appeal. If Tilden is nominated at St. Louis we expect to give him our hearty support against the field. Wnttcrson rears Hayes's Snccess If Til den Is not Jtominnted. New York Tribune. Mr. Watterson is afraid Governor Haves is going to be the Republican candidate. He hopes Bristow will ba the man. because then tho Democrats will nominate Tilden and win. If tho Republicans select Haves, Mr. Watter son fears the Democrats will think they can beat him with a second-rate man, and will throw away the contest. Decidedly the Brightest Chances. Natchez (Miss.) Democrat. The Democracy of New York have spoken, and their voice is for that favor ite son of the Empire State, Samuel J. Tilden. for the presidency. An lnttma tion from the great State of New York will doubtless have great weight in the National Democratic convention, and tbe chances for the nomination of Gov trnorTilden aro decidedly brighter than those of any other aspirant in the dem ocratic party. Tilden and Thiirmnn. Louisville Courier-Journal. A ticket composed of Tilden and Thur man would bo the moat powerful in America, if the ambition of friends could mako the necessary concessions. It is clear that New York, with her five mil lions of oeoDle. is indispensably neces sary to a Democratic victory, and if Ohio should aid with Thurman, or Mis eouri with Bioidhesd, for second place, the nomination would strike terror into the disorganizfid ranks of the Republi cans. Convinced and Convincing-. Houston (Texas) Telegraph.l The man who beats Samuel J. Tilden before the Democratic riationr.1 conven tion will be the Democratic nominee for President. That gentleman seems to be gaining ground rapidly, and even some or those newspapers that nave been op posed to his nomination are now his warm advocates. The New York Sun Davs him this handsome compliment "The name of Samuel J. Tilden steadily grows blighter and brighter in the list of those who aspire to be nominated a3 tne Democratic candidate lor rreaiuenr, anu a very strong candidate and a very wor thy President he would certainly prove.' "With Tildeu wc Can Snrely Win ' Nelson (Ky.) Record. It is now conceded that the Demo cratlc nomination lies between Tilden Bavard. Thurman aud Hendricks.' Til den is the strongest man to-day, snd the developments in Wellington have been such as to make it almost 'certain that administrative reform will be one of the prominent issues of the contest. Should that be so, which of the candidates can bear the standard of "reform" like Til den? He has fought the corrupt rings in his own State regardless of their par ty affiliations, and proven that he has the courage to enforce reform wherever and whenever needed. With Tilden we can surely win. Tilden n Reformer. Cadiz (Ky.) Uemocrat.l This Irinps us to the consideration of the chances of Governor Tilden. He is recognized throughout tbe country as a reformer, and Known to be nonesr, iaitn Sal and capable. His record is without b!oi or blemish. He is the only candi date named in connection with thenom ination whose record would of itself constitute a platform embodying (he purest principle of free and honest gov ernment, a sound .Democrat, a pre found statesman, a thorough reformer, tbe Bt. Louis convention will immortal ize itself and Insure the success of tbe Democratic party by the nomination of Samuel J. Tilden, or JNaw i orK. It Won't Win. Chattanooga Times.) In a long aitlcle in the American's issue of the nintn instant we are treated to its plan of warfare. It is simply to charge, in various forms, that those newspapers and politicians who favor Tilden are really for Bristow. The American does not say this much, but its hint is intended to convey just that impression, and none other, to the mind, In making Its charge general that "the Bristow prefs urgo the claims of Governor Tilden for the Democratic nomination." and holding back the names of the "press" from which itpro- feBses to quote, the American nopes to breed prejudice asrainst uovernor Til den amoDg the ill-informed and unwary It won't win. I'or Tilden. The Southwest.) New York, right well, has set the Presidential ball in motion for her gifted executive, Hamuel J. Tilden. JSo one who has been observing tbe signs of the times can fall to see that Tilden is loom ing up far in advance of any othername spoken of in, connection with tho St. Louis nomination. With him as our candidate, New York may bo safely counted as one of the Democratic States in the Presidential contest. This result the Republicans themselves seem dis posed to yield in case Tilden secures the nomination, wnicn, irom this stand point begins to look like a sure thing. No Democratic jurnal in this section of the country, if we except the Jiopsms ville Hew Era, is opposed to the nomi nation of Governor Tilden, At least none that we know of. Becoming a Necessity. Jackson (Tenn.) Snn.i The argument that the hope of the Democracy for success in the pending presidential contest, rests with the east em States of New York, Connecticut and New Jtreey, and the Pacific States and the stales or tne eoutb, receives no little encouragement and force from the recent municipal elections in Indiana. Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana, has oeen for ssverai years regarded as tne key to thn State. Qn Tuesday last it went largely Republican, thus strength ening Morton'd chances at Cincinnati, and weakening Hendricks's at St. Louis. It also gives additional force to the argument that the westis hopelessly lost to the Democracy. Anolbtr effect upon the St. Louis convention will be to increase the influence of tbe eastern Democracy, and improve tho chances of niden far tne nomination. Tilden nt tbe Sonth. New York Tribune.) Later reports about that Democratic delegation from Georgia say tbat Gov ernor Smith and one othsr man on it are known to be for Tilden, two others are lor myaru, a few for Hendricks and Thurman, and the rest unknown and counted for Tilden and Hendricks. A correspondent of the Buffalo Courier gives currency to similar reports, aud says of southern sentiment in general: " I epeaK exclusively of the south, with which section I am somewhat acquaint ed, and without aoy attempt to mako it harmonize with northern sentiment. The result of my observation here is that Tilden and Hendricks are by all odds the foremost candidates in south ern affection, and that Tilden is gradu ally encroaching on Hendricks. Atjne time uetHincKu was much the stronger. but we cannot fairly say that he is to day. One point in Tilden'a favor is that Indiana Is not considered as essential to Democratic success as UJew York. As an old Democrat said to me tbe other lav: 'We can get along without Indi ana, out now we can spare jsew iui and elect a President, I don't see.' A good many others are in the same fix." Utlea aud the 8on.Ii. Dyersburg (Tenn.) rrogress.1 This result at Utica changed the as pect of the canvass, and pl&cas thename of Mr. Tilden at the head of the b:Ief list from which the St. Louis convention must selecU With the earnest backing or the great State of New York, and with tne more man prcbamnty that he will carry tha State iu November, the great body or sou'oeiu delegates who bave no candidate of their own, and who only dee! re to fiud tbe most availa ble man, will naturally be attracted to his side; and thus he la likely to be sup ported at St. Louis with a power and ar dor surpassing all tbe recent expecta tions of his friends. Known as bo is to be n reformer, a believer ana practition er of the doctrines of honesty, economy, and strict accountability in administra tion, he is certainly one of the strongest men that any paity can now put in nomination. Tilden'a Career. Franklin (Ky.) Patriot.) Samuel J. Tilden, the present gover nor of Now York is sixty-three years old. His past career is full of grand achievements statesmanlike triumphs which will give alma highly honored niche in our history. His early youth was characterized by nobleness of char acter, honesty of purpose and a wonder fully clear insight into the political needs of our country. He has not retro-, graded. To-day, at the matured age of sixty-three, he stands one of the bright est ornaments of tbe nation. There lives no mau who loves his country more, or whose judgments are more valuable. He is thearchitect of bis own fortune, and that fortune fs ample enough to preclude all possibility of his being corrupted, even if his unalterable sense of honor were less sustaining. The Democracy had better think twiee be fore it ignores him as a candidate for the Presidency. A Creditable Unanimity. Shreveport (La.) Times. The unanimity with which the New York Democratic convention declared for Governor Tilden for tho Presidential nomination immeasurably improves that gentleman's chances. It bos been given out that tbe vote of the Empire State would be divided bstween ssverai of her favorite sons, and the friends of rival candidates ic the other States ar gued that no man should ba nominated unless be could command the undivided support of his owe State. But if there is any serious oppaition to Governor Tilden in the Democratic party in New York it failed to manifest itself in the convention. He is, therefore, put for ward as the choice of the New York De mocracy for tho Presidency. It is cer tainly creditable to tne honesty ana in telligence or the Democrats or xsew YoTk that they can appreciate, and aro willing to reward, the efforts made by Governor Tilden to reform the abuses that have disgraeel the State and Fed eral administrations under Radical iule, Where Blnme Is (be Highest Frnlse, Woolford (Ky.) Weekly. Who is Samuel J Tilden, who Is recom mended by tne waL-sireei monetiry poli ticians of New Vork ss the Democratic candi data for President of the United States. He ib the nresent covernor of the State. Ah. well and good; but It Is not every governor of everv state who has muiiies sumciem to ea tltlo'him to be a Presidential nominee. Mr. Tililen must be a mar who Is now over sixty years old. newas nsver In either branch of congress. He never leld a cabinet position. He was never a governor of a Territory. He was never a foreign minister. He was never T'nlterl States lurie-3. He has had nothln? to do with tbe ofllees ot tbe nation. If his Eersonal merits are so great, why Is It that he as never belore bsen advanced to the front for minor positions' Cincinnati inquirer. Wo are surprised th-t tho Enquirer does not see that theobjsctions it mases to Mr. Tilden corstitute his highest re commendation. The people do not want a man who has been a life-time caucus pet and ballot-box stufftr. Mr. Tilden'a high attainments at the bar, and his dis tinguished achievements as governor oi New Yoik in putting down the rings in that State, give ample evidence of hiB ability. He has not held offico because he has not Bousht it. It is ouite true that Mr. Tilden is preferred hy the best financial minds of the country, but it is not true that he Is in league with the bulls and bears or wan street, mat is one oi tne Enquirer's ingenious fictions. The Only nope for Success, Oldham (Ky.) Era It is truly gratifying to the more thoughtful men of the country that the kev-note of the campaign as sounded by the leading journal r.f tho southwest the Courier-Journal is administra tive reform. What the country needs as a first step toward a revival of proa Deritv is an honest administration cf tho affairs nf government. Admit that General Grant is a thoroughly honest gentleman, whose hands are perfectly free from any of the revolting crimes that havo darkened fh9 records of his administration, candor will compel us to admit that, with but few exceptions, he has called to offics an inferior lot of men, and it is a source of pride when we know that the men whom he hss selected from our own 8tate have acquitted themselves with honor. Of all the Democratic aspirants that are spoken of, none have proved themselves experts st administrative re form except Mr. Tilden, of New York. At this, tirno he is decidedly tho otioico of the thinking portion of the party. True, there are men in the Democratic nartv who will still cling to the same old hatred nnd sectional ill-feeling that have existed fcr tho pist ten years. Of this class, we are happy to snow that with us.thoy aro like augels' visits few and far between; but, unhappily, they are a noisy set, ad capablo of striking the pot of discord to a fearful extent. It is hoped that during the next month they may be taught the lesson that has been taught to the more considerate party men, and wbippsd into line ready anu anxious to give xiiuea a ucany support. This is the only hope they havo for tujeess Real Estate Blight in New York. Philadelphia Times Letter.) The hotel syEtem of prices has fallen at last, sullenly submitting. Pat up as late as 1863 to three dollars a day, it mounted in n few years to four, five and even six dollars, and tne price or the cheaneit lodgings rose to two dollars night at hotels which formerly tcok, with thankp. two dollars and a half for three meals and a chamber besides. The ease with which the traveling public submitted to p'under, spurred up the landlords to ask correspor ding rents, and when the cunom ceased, tne land lord had the hotel-keener on his handp, Sixtv-fivo thousand dollars has been only ordinary iio:ei rent lor live years, A landlord who pays this figure told me a few days ago that he was willing to lodge people new for one dollar. At most nil the hotel men ara behind in rent thousands of dollars to their land lords. The celebrated New York hotel closed its doors last week, unable to pay fifty-four thousands rent Delmonico has broken up hi3 place opposite ocewart'd wnoieaaie store; anu the up-town place, on Fifth av enue, will be deserted in a few weeks for a cheaper rent and a more eligible site. There ere but two or three large hotels in New York paying ex penses. The most elaborate house of them all has given such anxiety to its lessee mat ma neauu was long uecpairea of. Even the Fifth avenue hotel rents its guests' parlors to the empress of Brazil for daily per capita of five dollars, the city 13 full of broaen hotel-keepers as well as languishing hotels. The Asters have made a voluntary reduction in all their rents, and benca the Astor house is profitably run by the help of the res taurant. But there is a blight Over all New York real estate, and many a man who bought a rocfey lot, thinking it was better than a farm, finds he has got a cave of Machpelab. Nearly all the poli ticians of Tweed's time tooa real-estate as their dividends in the robbery; they "carried it,' until it swept away their margins ami maae them pennncrs, ana returned upon tbe banKP. Taxation, mean time, remorselessly pursues tho fore- closers. And thus the great bubble of an Impregnable real estate is pricsed in the lifetime or the mighty jobber wno "improved" it. Office rent in the crowded parts of down town also goes begglrig, and bug? edifice?, with eleva tors, hardly pay taxes, and resound to the lonely feet of the' few who occupy them. Nor are tbe many blocks of "flats" of apartments above stores bringing thp fictitious prices of former years. After the first, of May the New York landlord will observe his naked floors and the S by lock prices he had stood out for, and aay sorrowfully, "It might have been.1' Louisville, May 12: Tho Western Unitarian conference, composed of Uni tarian ministers "and a delB,fr.r. pr.w. men from tue western States and Terri tories, to-dav e )mmnul llannnnnl ot.. sion in the Church of Messiah. The (Jreat Capital of tlie British Em pire A Maze of Wonders and Jlngnlilcence. From 'ew Haven to Dieppe A Dis agreeable Trip The Dorer and Calais Tunnel Koueii. From an Occasional Correspondent of the Ap peal.) . Odessa, Russia, April 2. When we last sainted you we were, after many trials and disappointments, comfortably put away for a nap to recuperate our exhausted powers of locomotion. With morning came bright and beautiful sun shlno, and we were eager to be out and see what we could of the great city during the brief time at our disposal. After a good breakfast, and all break fasts had been enjoyed eince our con finement for so long a time on ship board, wo started away to see what London could oiler in the way of curi osities. .Our guide-book pointed out such a multiplicity of Eights that we were in n quandery to decide what first to do. At length we concluded to visit St. Paul's church, which is tho chief landmark of London. It is a wonder ful place, but your readers have so often read descriptions of it that we do not indulge; we only say tbat it is an inter esting place, with its relics of the past, its tomb3 of England's great sons, its towering architecture, its massive walls blackened by the smoke of centuries which has accumulated until in some place3 It ha3 scaled off and the pure white stone is to be seen after years of concealment. All theso excited our wonder and eurprise. We walked about among these monuments erected to famous men, and read of their deeds of valor upon land and sea; of their works in science,in art.and in literature and in the legislature, from monuments erected by a grateful country. Some of these awakened peculiar emotions within us. a3 when we stood bef ro the monument of the gallant Mojor Andre, of Revolu tionary fame.and remembered the story of his appeal to enr Washington, not for his me, but tnat ne might be spared the shame of a death on the gallon's, and that he might die the death of a soldier. Although a century has i oiled away since then, we wished that his prayer had been granted, nnd that the stern necessities of war might have been made to yield in his case. Naturally enough the next point of interest was grand old Westminster abbey, where we walked among the tomb3 of Eng land's kings and queens, and again saw inscribed in granite and marble the names of others of England's greatest sons. A tomb in Westminster is the goal of every EDglishman,and certainly it is a grand place in which to sleep away the centuries of time. Next we visited tbe houses of parliament, and the par&s and gardens, then the palaces, castie3 and the old Tower of London, and walked along the Thames embank ments and iooKt'd with wonder at tbe gigantic Hons which crouch at the foot of tbe monument in Trafalgar square, and to it appears we could have gone on forever, so endless seemed the sights of London. A satisfactory visit to the places in ana around London ecu d not be inadeiu less time than a month, and we had but tores days to devote to them;and we saw only enough to satisfy ua that we were in a great city, a great nation, and to arcu3e cur wonder that so many travelers hurry away to the oontinent and devote so little time to London. One causo of this no dc ubt is the fickleness of the weather. It rains and shines alternately, so rapidly that one never feels any certainty as to tho weather. We had an experience which iliintrates the point psrfeotly. We stepped into a hatter's and purchased a -dashing mlK hat, or which we intended to bo particularly careful. At tbo same time we purchased an umbrella, but as the sun was shining brightly we thought tn leave it until ourreturn irom a tour. We started away, and in an hour the rain poured down in great torrents and our new silk was ruined. We than understood why it was that every Eng lishman passed through the streets armed with an umbrella. For davs and even weeks, rain sometimes falls almost continuaily,aud the people are so accu3 tomed to it tbat they come and go re gardless of the weather. We have met people on tho continent who have told us that during a considerable stay in London, tho rain and fos kept them continuously nousen. a gentleman in Odessa tells of taking a cab in London, and after a drive of some distance tho cabman brought up in a great dry goods store on Regent street, into which he had driven, supposing ho was turning the corner of a street. We do not vouch for the truth of the story, but many which seem as exaggerated aie told; we were not favored with a Loudon fog. We enjoyed very much our visit to this great city, and are anxious for a time when wo can see herslghts with greater leisure and thoroughues?. We concluded to make our passage over tbe channel from New Haven to Dieppe, and thus have svn opportunity to seo London's favorite resort and watering place, Brighton, aud pass up the valley of the river Seine, in France.by way of Rtusn. We missed a train lor Brighton, and stood for nu hcur on the London bridge watching the multitude of people and vehicles which swept in an unceasing volume across the Thames, Jt -appeared to us as if the world was passing before us in review, and we wondered where they couldf all be going, and whether thejast man and cart would not, after awhile, have passed, and tbe place be silent. Tho slugieh Thames flowed in its kzy way beneath, and ths current of hu manity swept over the bridge, each tup plied from a source which seemed inex haustible, and we turned away and eaid. "It has been so for many hundreds of years, wnen will it end." A pleasant ride of an hour brought ua to the land ing of the channel steamers. We found Brighton a Iovtly place, and people there said that all London was away from home at the sea side; we had thought that all London must be at home, but certainly there were a goodly number at Brighton. The steamer from New Haven goes out with the tide at night and enters tbe harbor at Dieppe with the tide in the morning thus the passage is thus made in the night. The accommodations are simply atrocious, and we suppose that a tour or tbe world would scarcely discover a point where people are subjected to such discomforts as in the passage of the channel between England and i ranee. .Between .Dover and Calais the distance is much shorter, and tho quantity of the discomfort is thus lessened the quality is the samn lhe current sweeps down through the straits irom the North sea Into tho chan nel, nnd the passage is usually very rough. Tho steamers are prison pens,and tue migniy mumtuae which continually passes, crowd thom in sach a wsv as to maae tnem almost unendurable. Ten per cent, of the passangers have decent accommodations, and the remainder suiter. People are almost alwava saa- sick or,to avoid it, muat remain on deck wnere the waves, beating against the steamer, dash the spray far and wide, much to the damage of the wardrobes as well as the patience of travelers. A company has been formed and surveys mauo, anu in a I6W years a railroad train will whirl through a tnanel out of the reach of the angry w&vea which have, since people traveled, made the passage of tho channel a misery. About a year since a steamer was built which it was supposed would masethe passage of the channel more comfortably, but she was not a success, and n her first trip was swept against a stone pier and damaged to such an extent as to neces sitate her withdrawal. The plan, which ia u swinging caDin duii;, or suspended, from a double hull, is sunDosed to ba a good one, and early in tho present sum mer the Castalia will bo renlaced. and also another of the same model, just completed. The roughness of the sea m'ght be endured, but people comolain mostly of the want of arrangernents for private comfort. Every one expects to be seasick, and on such occasions neonle naturally prefer to bave more privacy than is to be round on the deck or in the public cabin of a steamer. We hpard during the night of our passage a great many p'omlsea made by very eirrneat voices, that should thev nass in fafetv on that ocsasoion, not even the temata- "x"" " i wuum mmice iflem to undertake the paa3ge again. A gentle man from Philadelphia emphatic in his expressions ot disgust, and roars of laughter. sw-t through the caum or tae reamer which for the moIHSht drowned the noise of the waves whloh beat against tbe sides of tbe ship as if mocking themheryof our friend Irom the Quaker City. We found it best to reserve our laughter, kcowing that he who laughs last laughs best. The mo meut of arrival in Franca announcs3 a now life and a different race of people. Over the channel every word pas ed be tween people was understood, but hf re strange sounds greeted us. men met and epoko to each other, but the sounds came to us meaumgiess,and If there were word or sentence we did not detect it. Over the channel tire beavier,more slug gish Englishman passed on his way dis regarding the throng about him ;here was all politeness and tprightlineas and at tention. The eating-houses on tbo quay, the waiters and everything was beauti fully clean, and we could but think thit naturo had put on a new garment for tho occasion. The earth was green and beautiful, the Eunhine was soft, and the odor ot sweet fiowers filled the air. Franco is certalcly n favored land. The climate Is as fine as the earth affords tho soil productive and her people, industrious and frugal. Dieppe is a quaint city, and in the shops on every hand were to be seen the choicest speci mens of the workmanship of her crtrvors in ivory, for which tbe place is famous. After a breaEiist, such r.a one can only get in France not tbat the breakfast surpassed those of other lands, but the cleanly surroundings and poiito atten tions, and tbe idea, perhaps, that it was really a French breaKfast, added some thing to it we started f jr Paris. The railroad was magnificent, and tbe train whirled away at almost forty miles an hour through a charming country, cross ing and recrossing the river Seine seve ral times, but always up tho valley of that beautiful river. The hillsides slop ing gently toward the valley were covered with the growth of theyear,and presented euch a pleasing variety or colore as we hail never seen. The land is cultivated by tho tenantry in small parcel?, each planting a variety of crops, and each growth at a different stage of maturity, catued the surface or the earm to appear to up, as we dashed along in the train, like a great, beautiful many colored robe. In America one travels through great fields or cotton, corn or wheat, each appearing for the time to cover the whole face of tbe earth, but here the littlo parcels appeared as we saw them from the cars to be not more than twenty to thirty yards wide, and running away up the gentle slopes until lost to the view. At noon we reached Rouen, one of the oldest as well as on i of the most important cities in France. We visited, of course, tho old cathedrals, of which there are three of ancient times, the monument to tne First Napoleon, and that to Joan of Arc, which are about all tbe wonders of the place,but the remembrance of the scenes of ancient times which have taken place here adds great interest to the fine old city. Again and again carried by assault, starved by siege, battered down by cannon and burned by the flames of awful war until it was borne away iu ashes upon- tho breeze, it is now a city of one hundred and fifty thousand people.nnd oneof the principal manufacturing cities of France. Vessels ot three hundred tons burden pass up the Seine to the city. The ancient ramnarts have been reduced and con verted into spacious boulevards, not greatly inferior to those of Paris. After a plesant stay of a few hours we were away again for Paris. L. e. dyeb. MINISTERIAL SCANDALS. The Brnte JFitz, or Springfield, Muss, nnd Bnfrnni, ofast Ilnrtford. Chicago Time?.! Spbingfield, Mass., May 10. The quiet town of Southampton, which for several months has been stirred up by a clerical scandal, is now more excited than ever over the queer antics which the minister has taken to tbe past few days. About a month ago, Rev. E. S. Fitz's performances having crown noto rious throughout the region, a council of tho neighboring Congregational chnrcbes was called, which investigated the case and found his olienses eo rank and disgusting that thoy unanimously recommended his immediate wunuraw- sl from the ministry. Tho evidence of his abnormal sensual development was overwhelming, and showed that he had not only been guilty of improper fa miliarities with ycuag women of his flock, but also with boys whom he re peatedly invited to sleep with him, and in two cases performed a surgical opera tion which he pretended was to remedy & tendency to private vice. Since the council Rev. Fitz has remained in town, and notwithstanding conclusive evidence of hi3 true character a good many people have retained confidence in him, and there has been talk of or ganizing a new church for him. Within a few days he has been playing singular pranks. Oa one occasion he tied sheets bout hia neck, and announced his in tention cf killing himself. On another, after returning from a ride, he solemnly bundled himself up and ran yelling into tha street, wi ere his friends found him rolling in tho grass, and, as he said, looking for tho river, to drown himself. His adherents, of course, accept all this as the genuine and natural result of the persecution he has suffered from weak nerves ; but tho general opinion is tbat he is shamming insanity, as a lost desper ate effort to arouse sympathy and pre vent summary degradation from the ministry, which would follow if heshould attempt to preach again. This view was strengthened by tbe fact that while he was trying to stavo off the counci', he was suddenly and suspiciously at tacked with weakness of the knee?, so that the deacons had to carry him into the pulpit, tho performance arousing great sympithy for the devout man. One of these deacons, by the Way, who spread tbe communion table on Sunday, made a comical blunder by taking the wrong jug and serving charoh members with vinegar instead or wine. BUFIU1T. Th8 whereabouts of Ex-Rev. Buffum, the East Harttord c.erical seducer and abortionist, have been a mystery since bo left town so suddenly the day after the council deposing him from the min istry, a fornlght ago, just as the warrant was being sworn out for his arrest; but the general impression was that he had gone west again. It has just been dis covered, however, that he $3 in Wil liamsburg, in the celebrated Mill River valley, where he first oame last week and boarded at the Williams housa till recognlz9d by somebody from Connecti cut who had beard him preach. Find ing the village tavern too public a place he rented a house on the Goshen road, half a mile east of the village, but even in that comparatively quiet neighbor hood he has been discovered, aud his presence ia the chtof topio in town. tl little child is with him. as wsil as the woman he says is her aaother; but he has not yet fulfilled hja promise to his wife that Cora Lord ehould share hia home wherever he went. Baffum's T23ent domicile is right in the trook of the long-expected iiooii irom the breax ing of the Goshen treservoir, and his presence in the neighborhood Is regard ed by some superstitious old people of tne town as a sure rurerunner or the avenging torrent. MIKISTEBIAL SCANDAL HTJJHED UP. Springfield, Q., May 10. The great scandal at TJrbana, it seems, has been entirely hushed up. The examination of Alice Brown, who mado the charge of Dosiaruy against itev. James Htephen son, was contlnned to-day, but was of so contradictory and unreliable a nature hat tbe justice dismissed the cose. Rsvs. Dra. Sutherland, Ream aud Dus tin, representing the Cincinnati confer ence, will to-morrov begin an investiga tion on behalf of the church. The FnclUc Itiillroml Comiiromixe. - Washington, May 13. Tho house committee on ludiciarv have not vet perfected the b:tl recommended by Rep resentatives Lawrence and Knott, to secure indemnity to the United States from tho Pacific railroad companies, bv retaining in the treasury all money which is or may be owing them, and applying it for the payment of money l) ,1,1 (ha -M.nV..v.An- lUk.n. .1 say that if the bill should pasa it would save to the government one hundred and fifty million dollars, o; more, while it would Invade no right of property or any privilege secured by law. Tne prop osition of Sidney Dillon, on behalf of the Union Pacific ra'lroad company, to return landa r two. dollars and flftv centa per acret aa payment for indebted ness, was considered oy the committee as impracticable. Internal Itevennc. Washington, May 13 The sub committee on ways and means, to-day, which were examining tbe Morrison In ternal revenue bill, gave a hearing to T. R. Spence, of Cincinnati, and N. C. Hudson end D. E. Catlin. of St. Lools, la opposition to the section v:hlcb provides that tobacco shall be sold only in packages not intendsd to bo opened between the factory and the consumer. The sub-committee, after argumenr,con ciuded that the present law on the sur ject should not be changed. The Crops-Death oi DNtimrnlshed Cit izensThe Consresslounl Itace Tilden for President. From un Occasional Correspondent of the Appeal.) Sakdis. Miss.. May 13. The readers of tho Sunday Appeal would no doubt iiKo to noar from their "country cous ins." and to know that we are still "grinding along" down this way otter the old fash on. or "more so." witu charmingVeather warm, but breezy we aro all enjoying tho present, cheerful and nopcrui or the luture, anu tne oniy serious drawback tbat beclouds the prospect ahead fs the continual purpose of oyr farmers to plant too much cotton. More bread and meat are being raised every year, but still the cotton crop la too large, nor doea it seom possible to correct the error into which our people have fallen, or, perhaps 1 ought to say, the one in which thoy hava bsen brought up. Nearly every farmer will acknowl edge that it wrong to plant so much cotton, and yet he will go ngni home anu oeu up more land, it was noped tnat tue granges would regulate this thing, but it seems to be out t f their power to do so at once. Probably they may graduate to it. One farmer says to himself: "There is too much cotton, and everybody fees it, and therefore will abate tbe crop. Now, then, is my time for a big crop and a bonanza of wealth at one haul." Straightway he goes and puts a few more acres in cotton, and so uo they an unon the same principle, until the acre age devoted to that product is larger and larger every year, aunougn sucn a coarse is leading directly to debt, bankruptcy and poverty. Tho mission of the gran ges is, it seems to me, to correct this among other evils, and they cannot too earnestly and persistently engage in the work. If a regularly organized broth erhood of til.ers of the soil cannot bring about a reformation in this respect, there ia liltle hope for the agricultural or any other interest in the south. While our section is, and has been, generally, healthy, saveral old and well-known cltizsna have recently died in and near this place. Mr. An drew Jackson waa tbe first of three; one of the oldest citizens of the county. He died some two weeks ago. On Sunday morning last, Mr. Wm. B. Looke died after a very protracted illness, and, while tbe funeral knell was tolling, F.ev. Dr. Cheney, of the Presbyterian church and president of tbe female col lege, died very euddenly from heart dis ease. AU these were well known in Memphis and to a large number of your readers outside, and the funeral cere monies of the latter, particularly, were very solemn and Impressive. Indeed, few have ever been more so, here or elsewhere. The health of the commu nity generally is good, and the doctors seem to have little to do, and, as "peace reigns supreme in Warsaw," the law yers are even more idle than the doc tors. The political campaign ia opsn ing up briskly. Two prominent gentle men are alresdy out for the Dsmocratic nomination for congress in this district, viz : General Manning, of Holly Springs, and Hon. R. H. Taylor, of this county. The latter having given great satisfaction to hia constituency as their Stats senator during tbe past three or four years, ia of course tbe choice ot t hit county, and would receive more votes in tho county at the election than could possibly bo marshalled for any other gentleman in the district. Senator Tay lor ia strong also in DeSoto, Tate, La fayette and the lower counties, and his frianda believe that hia nomination is a foregone conclusion. Whether the present incumbent (Wells) or any other member of the opposite party will ba in tbe field has not yet transpired. I will will keep an eye open, and post yon 88 things develop. Very little la said as to the Presidential candidate. 1 notice the Appeal boa come out for Tilden, and I believe, from all that 1 can gather, that if the south had the choosing of the can didate, tha nomination would ran to either him or Bayard, and the former seems to be in tbe lead just now, in view of his strength In New York and the importance, not to aay necesalty, of car rying that great State for tbe ticket. TELEGRAM3. London, Msy 13 Steamships Wis Fr.tnce, from New ronsin, Russia and York, arrived out. Narl?s, May 13: Tsvd more Italian iron-clsd3, under Viee-Admiral Viry, have gone to Salonica New York, May 13: Arrived Steamships Germania, from Liverpool, anu ituoin, irom .Bremen Windsor, Vt , May 13: The rrsidence or uaptaln Chester PiKe. near here, onrnea yesteruay. Jjds3, shu.uuu New York, May 13: The Evenina jtmt says ksv. ur. Taylor peremptorily rerussa to near uowen'8 private story aoout xteecner. New York, May 13: Emanuel Eisecg. a rectifier, one of tho recently indicted wnissy men, was srresled to-day, and promptly gave nan. San Francisco. May 13: O'Donovan Rosaa arrived this evening, and was escorted to his hotel by the Third regl mens oi national guards. London. May 13: The British fleet in tne Mediterranean has been ordered to rendezvous immediately at Smyrna, in view oi possible urientai uincuiues. Rouen, May 13: Goatschalde, mar ager of the Theater De3 Arts, Rouen, naa been arresteu, cnatged with, embez zlement, and being the author of the re cent fire, Washington, May 13: The commit tee on judiciary to-day examined Gen eral Dodg9with reference to the missing tnree nunureu and nrty-seven one thousand-dollar bonds of the Union Pa cific rai'road company. New York, May 13: Eank state ment Loats decreased. S1.206.SOO: sn - cle, decrease, 5,923,400; legal-tedders, in- crsofe, j,4t)i,uy; deposits, increase, $2,231,300; circulitionrtecreas?, 153,900; laieiva, iiiuitsii, $i.jfj,jio, Co'.umbus, Ohio, May 12; Three hun dred ivnights Templar acu their fami lies, of thiscity, had"made arrangements to auenu tne uemsnmai, out being un able to obtain a rebate from the present railroad rates, have deoided to abandon their trip. Pittsburg, Pa., May 13: Alexander oDC-r died suddenly at bi3 residence on Pennsylvania avenue, of heart disease. He was one of the.oldest and best known manufacturers of the firm of A. Speer s Hona, successors to nail & apeer, plow manufacturers. Berlin, May 13: The czar, when he received Count Andrsssy, yesterday, woro only three orders, viz: The Rus sian Styearge, the Austrian Maria Theresa, and tha Prussiau Pour le Mer ite. Pointing to them, he said: Fot'ct la Base de ma Folilc fue. New York, May 13: The specie ship ments to Europe to day were one mil lion dollars nine hundred and filty thousand dollars in gold coin, and the remainder in gold and silver bars. Thir ty thousand dollars in silver bars waa shipped to South America. Paris, May 13: The ligaro asserts that at tbe council of mlnistera yester day, it waa decided to propose to Presi dent MacMahon tho name of DeMar cere, moderate republican, for under-se-oretary of state, aa the successor of the late Ricard, minister of the interior. Chicago, May 13: The trial of Ex-Supervisor of Internal Revenue Munn waa continued thia morning. Colonel Iugsr soU concluded his opening argument for tne aeienuant, ana tne tasing or evi dence began. So far the line of evidence la nearly identical with that of the. other whisky trials here. New York. MftV 13; Thn funprnl nf the late Pauliat father. Rev. Adrian L. ftoaecrana, took place to-day. The ssr v- iijca were auenueu oy a large congrega tion and many clergymen of thia and neighboring oitisa. Bishop Rosecrans, uncle oi the deceased clergyman, was the celebrant of the requiem mass. Washington, May 13: In the yesterday on the government printing omce, an unintentional injustice waa uuuc iu iuu Buperimarment or tn birr.) ing department, wha, U waa stated- nn propriated to hia. own use the . illT leaf. Tne statement of th 'lf ia that the workmen - .9?m "?e appropriate it. .-wwweu to c.iW.Yirk' Z'M-- A sea captain re siding In Brooklyn has kept the body of a. favorite child In hia house for seven year. Tae child dlwi at tha ai.n nf inn years, in South America, and the cap- "au us lemainB piacea iu a metalito coffin. When he came to Brooklyn he brought it With him. anrl hu h.H U In his house ever since. The board of health has been notified. Knocking- Case of Mutiny. London, May 13. Tb bark Caswell arrived at Q leenstownto dsy, Iu to of a gunboat. Toe mutineer killed Cap tain Best, who bel-K5?sd in LmkIod, an J the first and aeood states and the sia vv ard, all of G!a-aoir. One of the at- men killed two of the mutineers, b-.'li of whom were Greeks, and another Gresk eallorw&s bae'ly cut with an x, tir survived and wa laaie.i a pneo a. Queenatown. Ciptain Be t was b ck Uigly mutilated, ami tne mates w e shot and stabbed Thi ste wd t while coming up the couifMuio-u iau ' AH four were UeJ together aud ttn0 7 , overboard, the mp.ln aid seooad m it 3 being at the time not dead. QUENSTOwMay 13. James far rick, seaman in charje of trm bak ( zi well, rer-om &s foliowd: ' Oa Ujtt Antofogosta, tbe crew cunt-tated .. He captain, mate, second mate, stew ,rC, three Greek, two Italian and tw-j F . -lish seamen, a caipnttr and two i o" On the fourth of January the Gr?f fe a 1 Italian Bailors miUin e, aud kii -, z2 the ollicera. Knowing sowetMbg cf navigation, I took charge. T- e for eigners wished to Uke the ve el - Greece, and about a month after wu-.l when off the coast of Btaail, tje i z overheard a plot betweea tbe Gr k3 a 1 Italians to murder tne EDg;ihm n -2 board. The carpenter and nays If tu" ceedad in overpowuitg one of u 1 Greek3, whom we pat in irons. W'j were compelled in e!f duresse : ki.i tbe other Greeks, ou of whim was the ringleader of the mutiny. Ti;e two Italians then left tbe vessel oa a boat, taking a letter from ma to dU rer when they got abors. Tbe veeee! vaa brought here hy the remainder of tjo crew." The Central Pacific. San Francisco, May 13. Ant'coi 7 Coolat, a stocKho:der of trie Central Pacific railroad company, has h tJ a bill in equity against mat conip.,y and Standf' rd, Hustiogton, Cr-i. t.r & Co.r toenpia them from using toe lu of the Central Paciin eompauy tr ay the interest on one million nix bun r i thousand dollars worth of bonds of t r California Pacific enmpaay, issue J 1 7 the last-named company to Siati-d 1 and others, and indorsed by tho Cn rl Pacific, and to ooiain a decree tn it i:.o Indorsement by the Central Pacific was without authority and void. The deno mination of the moti )U ia imvoriac , not only as affecting the bonds iu qu tion, but for its iolluenee upon tbe r.er -tiationa now pandiDg for ihj settlem t of tbe bonde of the California Pi. lie company, on which tha lucres f as besn defaulted, atandford & CV. havi g proposed to the holders cf th.L- botLs 'o retire them by suraiitu i. g rord . tho same company for a lts amount, ar,d indorsed by the Central Pae fie. Dr. Tnylor Declines Reeehcr'H or liowen'.i CouHdeuee. New Yoek, May 13. Tha fol'ow is Dr. Taylor's letter to the clerk f P v- mouth church: '-I regret tossy tun- I must respectfully decline to be r-o- at any such interview between Air Beecher and Mr. Bowen m tha' 1 'o posed in the resolutions which vou r. co sent me. .1 cannot 83 any go.l of t that ia to be gained by making , 'safe,' in which sserets then to bo 13. closed are to bs locked up, while, if is- pectation waa that I sbould exrr es some opinion about the stat.m - ,a which mP-ht be made, then it serrw v me unreasonable to atk that I A. accept any sucj responsibility. It it tn earnest desire that Plymouth churcii may soon see the end of i'a trial , a responsibility which my ba p-.;p?nr and constitutionally assumed by a raJ tual council should not be laid pi.n ar y ano man, and, therefore, I nta ro -strained to decline tha reqaeet wu.m has been made to me." The Sunday Qnc.-itloa in Ireland. London, May 13 Mr Smyth' tion in favor of oioiugtbe pub'.(q n-.Gs 3 in Ireland throughout Sunday, wl h parsed the bouse of commons, ok proposed that 1q the opinion of tbe L i ' it is expedient that the law, -wh r a . bids a general sale of intoxlestin nqu r during a portion of Sunday iu I -!.,:. should be amended so as to pply i whole of the day. Tho Times ds,T s tXo question practically raised was wi':e li on a matter purely oonceruiug their os constituency, tbe oDiuion of jority of tho representatives! of Ire: , C should be overcome. The Irish people may ba fairly said to be unanimous id favor of Sunday closing. Aa eirn-it haa been given of a fair treatm.t : the Irish local feeling, which miy lo trusted to bear good fruit, and it m only astonishing tha-. the government ra l have wantonly exp-:s?d if elf to ti f by throwing away so adniirabie aa op portunity for consideration. Do in Pedro nt Annnpoli. Annapolis, May 13. Dom lv-ir., i it again. The Emperor or Bt ivj 1 was r visit the naval academy tj.,iav. i everybody, including Governor Crul and hi3 carriage, waa at ruirmi depot. Just before the train waa !u - Governor Carroll recaivad a telegram informing him that the Imperial r. arty would arrive by stammer. He imme i ateiy drove to the academy smd eoo . after the people rushed to the gat;, which weroclosed.exceptto a few prom inent citizens, and to the disappoint ment of the crowd, the emperor an l parly were received by Admiral Badgers and his officers, together with the gov ernor aud his stuff. After irmpeui g the academy and witnessing the hoar t. zsr drill of the midshipmen, the emp - iur auuuui)Huieu tue governor to tee ex ecutive mansion. Crooked Wliliky Civil Bnitt. Sr. Louis, Miy 13. Tha flrei nt ,, civil suits against tha hooded, gjverc- ment offloera and driller who luva been convicted of or nie-u.i ..niim t frauds on the revenue here, will cmo up for trial next week. It ia undervt c i the dwendanu In tbe suits will pnjoa oly arrange amoi-g themstlvsH t., ,.ff.r a cornproaiisa to tht- government. I.j l -.-ditlon to these cae, civil aoi's w U bi entered against General John M'D ica 3 and William M'Kee for a v-ry larso amount m tne course of a few days, and mey prooaoiy will Uet for tae a p em ber term of the court. The tea imr.- in tha trial of A. C. Dawes, at Jeff-rsol City, closed yesterday, and argumert began to-day. Spnnlih 1'innneeK. Madbid, May 13 Ia the eort- r -. . terday imuo.t-. fciatenienfe wen .a- regarding transactions bstween countanta of the department of the . . lie treasury aad the Bans olPti, h.. of Egypt and Spanish motiBg-; W k Tha inspector of publio deb; ace n . also made serious mciosufe-, chum j a great sensation. Stnor Sardaal m v ; for a thorough inveMzUon. M.i.n-1 r Ccllantes said the government wnuc co-operate in any measure the c rcrr mignt auopr. Wiinoot timber artj the house adjourned amid great to-.fu sion. The St. I.ouI Whisky Thieves m hnvc to J Hirer. Washington, May 13. United -u r District-Attorney Dyer has reportfi: ' the attorney-enerM unfavorably i t r matter of tha appli-stiorm cf x ( i lector Maguire and M'Kee for par.lo-o. Maguire was at the department of h.. tlce to-day, deeirlng to have an ia.u - view with the attorney-general, bui. y; not see him. Judge Pierrepsm e csi 1 era that it is only necessary, in s: ' esses, that he shcul I give auctieuci l the counsel of convicted poreoos. I- u also understood that an unfavorable r -port is made in the can) of 'Aveiv. Three Hundred Killed anrfOneThon Galveston. Texas. misi clal dispatch to the Hews, dated R- n urande City. May 13-.h. it,i,t. light this morning Ebio leU M V wuunis iorce, and it ia reported tb' haa been hard fishtinp 9- (Tarn- It is hot known which aide tatr J?i day, bnt reports say that tor, ,,,,' were eium anu one tbCHeta, Woun""" A shed struck a chn-oh ' woailv-e -killing the priest aadV rr nfnntnt k ' " v - K Juan rivet. "8"' "u th rU i Did Christ - rr tne Whir.. r itia. or Kothr ClIAKr P' admission of tha color. ProUs - sentation, which haa agitated the H..u'! Carolina diocese for two or three years, waa settled last night alter a warm dis cussion in the diocese convention ty le rejection of the application of tli Nt. Marks church for admiesior. A ma jority of the clergy favored the applica tion, cut it waa rejected oy a vote of the lay delegates. That sour-tempertd, cro, liver com plaint Individual we passed yesterday, should take Dr. J. H. M'Lat.'d Strengthening Cordial and Blood Puri fier, it Imparts strength, vitality and pure blood. Dr. J. H. M'Lean'a cfllce. 314 Chestnut, St. Louis.