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ESTABLISHED IS 4:0. MEMPHIS, TEJST., TUESDAY, JANUAHY 3, 1877. VOL XXXYI.-NUMBER U) UPHIg CXOSIAO BATM r tsttrday of cotton nmi jrfj . Liverpool rotton. 14, Jfey, 2, 7.. AW,', cotton, JZ7.tr,e xYorlc gold. "WKAmKR ISIUC ATIOXS. Wa Drr.. omr Or. S:. orncn, 1 Wasjukstox. January jcj, a.m. f inaicaiions tn lcnncfiee and Ohio mUey, rising barometer, uorth la ,ri st -7, colter, portly cloudy tcmlher, aifd.iib!y in former occasional rem or sucreded by falling barometer ami shifting westerly and eoutnerly. VBHEBV.ITIO.VK V EMTKBDAY. Wa Vmt't. Siowal Branm TT. 8. Army. Monday. Jim. '. IH77. 10:OH p.m. Plitceof I Obnenatlncv. I Bat Tbr. Wind. 1 Weather. nalreabta... 1 HH.'l Imltanola 1 :t.2H Louisville 1 :j().-t'. Memphis. ' :t').4( Naxhvtile H'V-JJ New Orleans :-.t Shreveport... K0.4: Vlcksburr . rO.HH Cloudy. I.t Rain. Cloudy. I.'t Knln. Cloudy. Cloudy. Cloudy. I.'t Kaln. W. M'ELROY, Sergeant. Kossrm has been offered a seat as d in the Honirarian parliament. puty A nmrATcn from Washinfrtoii last night 1 . - ... nuuacea me snpension 01 publication o. the Wadiinfrton Chronicle. Thk Kansas City, Siisouri, board of trad yesterday adopted rfnolutions approving the joint oommitW s plan of counting the elect oral vote. TnK lower bHuw of the Florida legislature yesterday pael an a t authorizing the up pointnient ty the State of Florida of 1'resi dential electors. The pope bus privately notified four Italian two trench, two Srnish and two Austrian ecclesiastics rht they are to be anointed car dinahj at th j next consistorv. lHEbiit interest of the public schools and of the children of the State demand that the present school law have the trial and tc3t or at least another two yearn. The press of the State toys so, and the people want it so. We again entreat the legislature not to re peal, modify or touch in any tvay the ten per cent. law. Let t stand as It is. It invites foreign capital to the State, and opens a wav for the employ merit of all the home capital mo have, 1 IJankkks, brokers and lawyers, and 'all "who have any new issue Hank of Tennessee money, will find on tlw second pagfl of this day a Appeal a decision from the supreme court, delivered on Saturday last, which puts an end to all cavil or question as to the legit imacy of that issu. A righteous, though a longr postponed, judgment. Thb people of the State generally will in dorse the re-elticn of Charles N. Gibbs, secretary of sta1; James L. Gaine3, comp troller; and the election of Marsh T. Folk, treasurer. The first two have served the State faithfully and weil, and the latter Las no superior for the place to which he has lieen elected. A LL who are curious to know what loading senators and representatives think of the bill and report of the committee charged with devising a plan for the counting of the elect oral vote, will find a series of brief and pointed interviews on our second page, that throws a flood of light upon the probability of both being adopted. According to the New York Tribune, Secretary F-b, in talking with political friends on Friday, expressed his approval ot tho report and bill regulating the count of the electoral vote. He thought it fair and just, and eaw no reasons why Republicans should hesitate to submit their casa to such a board of arbitration as t':e bill proposed. He is of the opinion that if members of e;ther party express unwillingness to accept the de cision of this board, it is equivalent to the admission that they do not deem their case a good one. Til K Ozark Star suggests the name of Gov ernor Houston in connection with the next election -for Unite 1 States senator in Ala bama, and says: "Governor Houston ha done a great deal for Ux ; people of the State, and we mean no disparagement to the claims of any one else when we say that we doubt if any before him ev?r enjoyed so univeradly their confidence and esteem. If it were an nounced at the oining of the next State canvass that Governor Houston was to be the Democratic nominee for the position now dis graced by Spencer, there would le the jolliest shaking of dry bones since Ezekiel's vision." The New York World discredits the snake story our Associated Pre.w reporter sent over the wires on Thursday last.and seems to think it an evolution of that industrious gentleman's brain under pressure of Kentucky Bonrbon. Familiar as we are with the fact that Bour bon has that effect when taken in doses to kill, we must exonerate our friend from all suspicion of liability to such a fate, and say, leaving out of sight the fact ofhis like or dinlike for a spirit that is very much to the taste of the average Memphian, that his snakes were rentable live "creetur?," rained down from heaven on purpose to furcish Lim an item and increase the mystery attendant upon ou Mardi Gras preliminaries. Is reply to a resolution of the hou.- of representatives, pas.-d early in leceiuber, 1S76, requesting the President to transmit to that body copies of all orders or directions emanating from him, or from either of the executive departments, to any military com mander or civil officer, relating to the service of the army in Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana and Florida since the first of Au gust last, with all ths reports from any of said milit iry or civil otficera, the President yesterday sent to the house of representatives a message, in the course of which he cited law and precedents which he argued justi fied him in all ' thit b has done in the way , of sending troops to the south to assist in bulldozing the people. Among others he recalled the Burns fugitive-slave law cose, under Buchanan's ad ministration, and that in 1j9, "when John " Brown, with a small number of men, made " his attack upon Harper's Ferry, the Presi " dent "ordered United Stites troop to assist in the apprehension and suppression cf " him and his party, without a formal " call of the legislature or governor of Yir ' ginia and without the proclamation of the? President." Furnishing these as prece dents, which are not precedents at all, the President concludes by assuring and we ive him the benefit of the assurance "both ' houses of congress and tha country that it has been my purposo to administer the ex- intive power of th government fairlr.and 47 . 4.1 N. ai N.w. a N. '.17 S. M N. 4 4 N. SH N. " in no instance to disrpg-.ird or tnncenl " the limit of the constitution. ' Gr aXT has becomq exceedingly communi cative of late. On Saturday lat h was in terviewed by delegations of Democrat nnd Ropnblk-ans fmm Tmiswiia, both of whom he assured that unLl the congressional com mittees reported, the Maim quo wonld be strictly observed; and in his own emphatic way he assured the latter, as we learn from the New Orleans Time, that it was nelei to urge him to take any immediate action in the mailer. He then went On to say that among his rtraxens for declining to revognlze Pack ard, the chief one win round in the fact that when, in 172, he recognized Kellogg, he was severely and bitterly criticised by the Repub lican press of the country, and found that in stead of appeasing the clamors of party he had simply brought upon himself abuse and harsh opinions from all side?-, added to vexa tions of mind, and by this he determined to profit, before entering upon a similar harrass ing experience. "Besides," said the Presi dent, addressing himself to a distinguished senator present, "I hav not yet forgotten nor am I likely to forget very soon, that on that occasion a Republican senate refused to sustain me in the action I took. The history of the Louisiana case, in 1872, has at least taught me to be cautions, and carefsl of judgment in such matters-, And I do not in tend to pliwe myself in such a position the second time. The debate in the senate yesterday on the bill providing for and regulating the count of the vote for President and Vice-President, was conducted by Morton, Sherman and Cameron ngainH ft, and Edmunds fVt. and Bayard Del. J for it, the former insisting that he would bring it to a final vote to-day. All three of the bulldozers took special pains to indulge their peculiar propensity for dam aging suggestion and inuendo, Morton charg- uig that hxlmunds and the Republican Sena tors acting with him were doing so under fear of Vatterson s call for one hun ured thousand unarmed men, and Cameron asserting that the bill was " a Democratic measure a measure in the " interest of Tilden, and calculated to elect " him President. He Would like to hear from " the Democratic senators in regard to the bill. He was prejudiced agiicst all com " promises. Every compromise made had " ljeen ruinous to the country and destructive " to the party making it. The author of the " Missouri compromise was ruined, and he (Cameron) hoped the senator from Ver " mont( Edmunds) would not place himself in " a position to be ruined, because he fCam- " eron) loved him. Three members of the select committee on the part of the senate " had voted to gratify their opponents. He " did not believe there were three' members of the Democratic party in the senate who would vote against this bOl. He objected to the bill." Senator Edmunds heard his opponents patiently, and answered them effectively, seeming to feel r;rranted in the position he took by the two votes already had upon the bill. It will pass, and go to the house to-day NASHVILLE. Prorecdl of the Legislature Vester- aaj -me LeswM or the Peniten tiary and the Hiring Out of Hands. rue unbernatonai vms jaw, ah an a et diibbs Elected Secretary or State, Po!k Treasurer, and Ualnesj Comptroller. Special to the Appeal. Nashville, January 22. Senate. The following bills passed first reading and were referred: By Mr. M'Adoo: To release the tax on litigation one year to the counties that have built new courthouses since 1864, or will hereafter. By Mr. Garner: A bill providing that persons convicted and sent to the peni tentiary, and not able to pay costs, be com pelled to work out the amount at fifty cents per day, and giving power to the comptroller to colk-ct from the lessees of the prison. By Mr. Garner: Creating the office of assistant reporter to the attorney-general, whose spe cial duty it shall be to report the decisions of the supreme court. J louse. By Air. Jsieal: A resolution author izing a committee of four on the public print ing. 1 lie house then went into joint convention to recanvass the vote for governor. The committee reported that returns have been received from all the counties except Carroll. rrankiin, Carter, Cocke, bevier. Union, Alor- gan, .Marion, rentress, Cumberland, Scott, Sequatchie and Lawrenc'. Adjourned to Monday week. The joint convention to elect State officers met. Mr. Wilson introduced a resolution that since members were elected on a plat form of reform, and as they had lost consid erable time, that they be entitled to no per diem during the time of balloting for State officers. Laid over. Ilallotinff for State Officers. Secretary of State. Gibbs. 55: Ewin. 29: Edmonson, 6. Mr. Gibbs was declared elect ed. Treasurer. Messrs. W. L. T. Johnson. H. L. (iosling, W. B. Dortch, and John Allison, jr., were nominated. First ballot Polk. 38: Gosling, 10; Dortch, 20; Allison, 17. Second bali.'t folic, .r2; Dortch. 12: Allison. 31. Mr. Polk was declared elected. v Comiitroller. Messrs. J. L. Gaines. S. R. Wiit kins, G. W. Smith and F. Cocke were nominated. Gaines, 75; Watkins, 5; Smith, 7; Cocke, 10. Mr. Gaines was declared elect ed. Adjourned. Uranil Lodge K'n&l R'rlth In Session In s.itiie mock. Little Rock. January 22. The irrand lod;e of the independent order of B'nai B'rith of this district (No. 7), comprising the States of Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, ixiiiisiana, ueorgiu, Alabama and t londa, is now in session in this city. Nearly one hun- Irea representatives are in the citv. I he following irrand officers are present: E. H. Jac-bi, of Alabama, president; H. Nas-aur, of Tenm-saee, and S. Marx, of Louisiana, vice preMuents; Sam Ullman, of Mississippi, treas urer; and I. Cromline, of Mississippi, sar-geant-at-arms. The lodge to-i ight will be ntcrtaincd by the louere of this citv. To- morow night a irrand Xall and banquet will be given. Terrifle Explosion. Li itle Rock, January 22. About eight clock this moruinir a fearful explosion oc curred at Ink Bayou, nine miles north of this city, ihe boilers in Onths Jluycks shingle factory and saw-mill exploded. "Three men were killed and several langerously injured. 1 he killed are lieDiamui bmith, troni tieor- ria; James M'Ginnis, from Toledo, Ohio, and colored man named Anderson Lewis. The largest part of the boiler, including the head. was blown several rods through the forest. cutting down trees twelve inches in diameter. 1 he nun was one ot trie nnet in the state ot Arkansas. The Illinois Senatorial Contest. Simunc field. January 22. Tu-entn-fourth hallfit Loiran iW. Anderson 85. Haines 7. Parish 1, Glenn 1. Marshall 1. LawrenM 1. bsext 2. Tu-entii-sixih Loiran VO. Anderson 80. Haines 5, scatterinir 9. Ttcenta nerenth Locrin 98. Anderson 90. Haines 5, Goudy 3, scattering 4. 1 trrntH-exqhth Lotran Hi. Anderson 87. Haines 5, Goudy 1. Liwrence 6. Trumbull 1. Stephenson 1, Marshall 1. Parish 1. Adjourned till to-morrow. Norfolk. January 21 : Luther Lee. collect- r of customs, died to-day. WASHINGTON. The WIginal Bulldozer, Old Zach Cfaand ler, Denounces a Forgery while the Congressional Committee are Proving Ills Rascalities. Grant Talks Fair for Louisiana He Will Sign the Electoral-Vote Bill If It Passes, and it Will Pass by a Good Majority. The Dcmocfflls of the House are Jiearly All For It Proceedings of Both Houses of Congress The Elect oral Vote in the Senate. Wasiiixotox, January 22. Secretary cnanuier denounces ns a ceiiberate lorgery the following allegod dispatch, which has been repeatedly published, none such having ever utxa wnwsi sent uy nim: Nrw York, November . To Governor W. L. Steams: Hold Florida for Hhim nnd WhftOlpr Mnnoi ntwl uuops win oe sent you. A. CHANDLKK. Senator Anthony Convalescing. WasiiixOTO?t. January 2. Senator An Ihony is improving steadily, hmk it is not thought he will be strong enounto go out Deiore to-morrow or next day. The President will Sign the Sew Bill, Washington. January 22. It is ascer tained to-day that the President has said that it is his intention to sitm the bill nrovidinc for the counting of the electoral vote, in case it passes both houses of congress. The President Talks Fair about LonI- Mian Affairs. Washington. January 22. The Demo cratic members of Louisiana, who, with Col onel Burke, yesterday called on the President and had a conversation with him about Lou isiana affairs, express themselves perfectly satisfi?d with the result of the interview, the Piesident having intimated no change in the policy regarding the two State governments. The Electoral Compromise Diseassed. Washington. January 21. A prominent. Democrat of the house, while favorino- the plan of the joint committee as a basis for the settlement of the electoral question, says that he and others of his party will insist on an amendment before aivintr to it their sunnort. The amendment is in the dh-eetion of the ju dicial feature of the bill. The Democratic caucus, to-morrow will further consult upon the subject, and probably arrive at a conclu sion as to the course they will pursue. There are many more members of both parties who do not give the bill their unqualified approval than there are members who unhesitatingly approve it. All want the subject fully dis cussed before final action. The general im pression is that both houses will airree unon some plan for settling all questions connected with the electoral vote. Democratic Caucus. Washington, January 22. The Demo crats of the house held a caucus this after' noon, and concluded to postpone the caucus call for to-night, to which the Democratic senators were invited. There was no discus sion of the merits of the bill reported bv the joint committee on the subject of the elector al vote. w hue the leading Democrats say that it is desirable that the party should act concert, some of them declare that they wiH ,not be bound by the action of the caucus, butwill act independently on measures ot such vast importance. It can be stated that the bill has the appiwal of the joint caucus committee heretofore appointed to look after the several interests of the Democratic party. The committee consists of Randall. A. S. Hewitt, Wood, Lamar, Watterson, Sparks, Atkins. Warren. Vn iiuusv, ana inurman, iayara, stevehstn. Eaton and Bogy, of the senate. Several prom inent Democrats to-night say that the bill will certainly pass both houses in the form re ported. til Scheme to Interfere -with the "Status ( ln Lonialana. Washington. January 22. Information has been received here that Nicholls, gover nor ot Louisiana, through Judge Houston, has enjoined the old Kellogg State tax-collectors from turning over their moneys to the Kelloscr State auditor. Johnson, who was re turned re-elected. These collectors are now in New Orleans, for the purpose of making their final returns trom their several parishes. General Augur, having yesterday r. instated the old State librarian, removed by Nicholls, it is believed by Louisiana Republicans in Washington that the proper maintenance of statu quo will require uiterposition by na tional authority in the latter case as well as in that of librarian. The moneys are re quired to subsist the charity hospital, the public schools and administration of State. Marshal Pitkin has just presented the mat ter to the President, and urged that to main tain both statu quo, and to conserve these public moneys from being squandered, ac tion should be promptly taken by him. Morrison's Committee. The Morrison committee returned from New Orleans, and will resume their session in Washington to-morrow morning. Mar shal Pitkin, of Louisiana, will be the first witness. Continuation of the Expose of Secre tary Chandler. Washington, January 22. General Kil patrick was to-day before the committee on the privileges and duties of the house in counting the electoral vot i, and testified that he went to North Carolina upon his own sug gestion, bearing an introductory letter from Chandler; had a conversation with the gov ernor of the State and the chairman of the Republican State committee, which was in substance that there should be an investiga tion as to the manner in which North Caro lina was carried for the Democrats; had no Instructions to use money or to resort to other improper means to influence the result. ieo. S. Fisher, of Florida temporarily re siding in Washington, testified that he made collections for political purposes, at the in stance of the Republican congressional com mittee, in the postoffice and war department, in the sixth auditor's office and the govern ment printing office, and paid the moneys over to the treasurer of the committee, less five per cent., which he kept as pay for his services; about twenty-five thousand dollars were collected: other persons also made col lections; the list of names of the contributors was destroyed, but it contained the names of two of the heads of departments ; the contri butions were voluntary; only ten or twelve clerks out of probably twelve hundred applied to declined to contribute; did not know that anybody was discharged for not contributing. Adjourned till to-morrow. Senate. Washington, January 22. During the morning hour, Senator Merrinion spoke in opposition to sending committees ot the sen ate away from the city to take testimony. Recently one State was without representa tion, and twelve other Sbites with only half a representation, the senators being away on investigation committees. . He believed all the testimony could be taken by a commis sion appointed for the purpose, and intro duced a bill providing for taking testimony and collecting information to be used by con gress. He also submitted a resolution de claring that it is not within the lawful au thority of the senate to charge committees of the senate with duties to be performed away from the capital while the senate is in session. Both of which were referred. The chair laid before the senate a telegram from the Chicago lioard of trade, approving the bill reported Thursday in regard to count ing the electoral vote. Laid on the table. Senator Bogy introduced a bill to organize the Territory of Okahama. and for the better protection of the Indians therein. Referred. Semitor Wright called up the house bill to amend section one of the act of May 12, 1864, for a grant of land to the State of Iowa for the construction of a railroad in said Stato, which was amended and passed. Senator Blaine, recently elects to fill tho unexpired term caused by the resitrnation of Senator Morrill, was escorted to the desk of the president pro tern, by his colleague. Sen ator Hamlin, and the oath was administered to him. Senator Cockrill introduced a bill granting a pension to the widow of the late Major General Francis P. Blair. Referred. Senator Cameron Pa. J introduced a bill tJ provide for the distribnton cf awards niad"' under the convention between the United States and Mexico under the convention of July 4, .1864. Referred. Consideration was resumed of the bill in regard to counting the electoral vote. Senator Morton taking the floor in opposition. Sena tor Frelinghuysen followed in an able speech in lavor ot the bill. A long discussion tol loweu on tne subject ot taking a vote; partial pated in by Senators Sherman. Cameron, Ed monds and others. The latter gentleman insisted that a vote should be taken to-mor row. Senator Camerom denounced the bill as a Democratic scheme toelect Tilden President. During this discussion Senator Bavard spoke in favor of an early vote on the bill and urgea its passage. Hour. Mr. Throckmorton ottered a resolution di recting the committee on military affairs to inquire the cause ot removal ot troops from the frontier, and whether a sufficient force re mains there to protect it, and the number of troops stationed nt Washington, The reso lution was defeated yeas, 142; nays, 87; not two-thirds in the affirmative. Bills were introduced: Bv Mr. Frvp. to establish a court for the trial of contested elections for offices of President and Vice- rresident. It provides that an N election may be co-itested by flny eligib e per son whrt has received vots for President. and that the court for such contested elec tions shall consist of the chief-jnstice of the supreme court, and six judges of the circuit fjuns, w n: seiecieu oy me cniei-jusuce. By Mr. Caulfield, to regulate the disposition of troops m the District of. Columbia. By - i 1 1 1 1 1 f . 1 i - ... . ir; cayier, to rerorm the civil service. Mr. Seelye moved to suspend the rules and take up for consideration the bill to allow the Choctaw nation to bring suit in the court of claims for its claim against the United States. Rejected yeas 140. navs 74: not two-thirds Mr. Hunter moved to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution to amend the consti tution by provitling that no claim shall ever be allowed or paid by the United States for Sroperty used, consumed, injured or destroyed unng the late rebellion, unless it belonged to persons who were loyal to the government, Lot Yeas 125, nays 72; not two-thirds. jir. A8iie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill to relund to the State of North Carolina the"net proceeds from the sale of six hundred bales of cotton belonging to that State, seized after the close ot the late rebel lion. Lost 76 to 79. The message havincr been read. Mr. Wood New York offered a resolution referring the message to a select committee of eleven, to inquire and report whether there has been any exercise ot authority not warranted bv the constitution and laws in the use of troops, tor which the President is Justly responsible, with power to send for persons and papers. Objections were made by Messrs. Kasson. Hale and Wilson f Iowal. which were over ruled by the speaker, but on a dilatory mo lion by Mr. Kasson a vote was not taken on the resolution, which went over until to-morrow, and the house adjourned, when a Dem ocratic caucus was announced to take place immediately. LOUISIANA. Caxnave and KennerEn Route as Pris onersBads Putting their Money I'p on the Packard Gov ernment. onr Bulldozers F.I cc ted from the Courthouse The Republican be comes a Semi-Weekly Kel logg, dione to Wash ington. New Oiileans, January 22. Telegraph Manager Barnes returned this morning. It is undecstood- that Ibe sergeant-at-arms leaves Monday with Caznave and Kenner, of the returning board. It was reported Satur day afternoon that legislature warrants to the am .mnt of eighty thousand dollars were cashed by a prominent Republican. At a m'gntraift&renSeH'i bly adjusted, and it is thought prominent party men, both here and in Washington, will henceforth work in harmony together. Four Packardinctropohtans, heretofore con cealed in the supreme court building, and evidently a party of observation, were detec ted. Saturday night, and at two o'clock Sunday morning tne tmilding was reinforced by Colonel Augur's battalion of militia. The men. it is said, confessed that their instruc tions were to take advantage of an unguarded moment to recapture the building. The Republican, of this morning, announces that until further notice it will be issued only on Wednesdays and Saturdays. New Orleans, January 22. The Repub lican house has seated five members subject to contest. Ex-Governor W. P. Kellogg, recently elect ed United States senator, left for Washington this afternoon by way of Mobile. THE HEHFIIIS NXAKES. They are Regarded in Xfw York as the Evolution of a Reporter's Brain un der Pressure of Bourbon. The New York World, editorially, says of the snake story: "It was in Kentucky that a shower of meat fell not long ago and fright ened the butchers of the whole blue-grass re gion. It is from Tennessee that we hear to day of 'a fall ot small live snakes during a heavy rain-stirm on Tuesday.' It is not ex actly a coincidence, but it is near enough to be curious. The famous product of Bourbon county, Kentucky, that takes the telegraph operator prisoner, is accessible in Memphis, and these are its results. People not familiar with incidents of this description will wonder that a telegraph operator could evolve so many snakes out of his inner consciousness. He says there were 'thousands.' Still readers will gaze and still the wonder grow, that two small boots could carry all be saw; but it is not so very surprising. A reliable gentleman at present in hospital on Black well's Island states that he has seen millions at a time in this city, and it is a historical fact that Mr. Chandler has seen one hundred and eighty-five electoral votes in one night, a much more surprising performance than that of the Memphis ope rator, and much better attested. The won derful thing is not in the numbers. When a man is in that condition that he can see one snake which droppeth, as the gentle dew from heaven, upon the boot beneath, he has achieved the really marvelous portion of the performance. The increase f numbers is not an increase in wonderfulness. The fact that the operator saw any snakes at all we admit to be remarkable. As the police reporters say of the suicides, no cause is assigned for the rash act, and we are left to the mercy of conjecture. Neither can we know why a man who had fully determined that the time was come for him to see something, should see a shower of snakes rather than an avalanche of rats or a procession of pterodactyls. We are inclined to regard that as a private matter, and to hold that nobody is entitled to dictate to a gentleman what he shall see. Tastes in zoology differ. At the Central park or Bar num's there is a curious crowd always about the monkeys, and another crowd, inspired by a graver curiosity, analyzing the more ponderous humor of the bears. If one of these spectators should conclude to set up a parlor menagerie on a capital of boots and bourbon, the fcustes which establish him be fore one or the other of the public cages would naturally determine the characterc-f his private collection. As to why the opera tor should have seen any animals whatever, that is a doubtful and difficult question. Our own suspicion is that he had stimulated his intellect in ordc-r to apprehend Mr. Orton's views upon the inviolability of telegraphic dispatches." The Standard's Paris dispatch says: "The recent killing of a German sailor by some French seamen, at Smyrna, is unduly magni fied by the (ierman press into an internatiomd difficulty. The French government has or dered an inquiry and will give every satisfac tion. The affair was the result of a drunken brawl." Cincinnati, January 21 : The twenty-fifth annual meeting of the B'nai B'rith of the United States commenced here to-day. About one hundred delegates have already arrived, representing all parts of the country. THE EAST. Turkey Sot Gobbled Yet Her Sturdy Independence is not without Effect In Staying the Hands of her Euemles. Bustria, while Confessing her Readiness for War, says she will not Assume the Responsiblllty SIngle- Handed. She will not Fire a Shot without the C o-O pe ration of Europe The Latest Phases of German, Austrian and French Opinion. New York, January 21. The Vienna cor respondent of the Herald telegraphs that he has learned that the Porte has intimated that soon after the closing of the conference it will spontaneously offer considerable concessions to the powers, which it naw refuses to yield under compulsion. Londo.'Vi January 21 .-A dispatch from Paris says that the recent hostile utterances of the German press have caused a very seri ous impression. 1 he f rench journals advo cate a strict attitude of non-interference in regard to foreign affairs. They deny that any extraordinary measures ot army organization are on foot. The Post's Berlin dispatch states that the feeling of resentment against France, because of her supposed hostility at the Constanti nople conference, continues unabated, both in official circles and among the general pub he. London. January 21. Dispatches from Constantinople say that General Ignatieff, at the meeting of the conference Saturday, after alluding to the efforts he .had made to avert the war, declared that if the Porte should disregard the armistice or take any action hotile to Montenegro or Servia. or if the christian inhabitants of Turkey should be sulectel to any hardships, Europe will treat such proceedings, as-a provocation, and would consider what course ought to be adopted. He - alio remarked that the Kuropean pleni potentiaries had received petitions from the christians of Maccdon, Thessaly Epirus and Crete. It had been impossible to consider these papers, as the scope of the conference was limited, but he was anxious to state that they had been received. All the plenipotensianes have assembled at the Austrian embassy and signed the final protocal of the conference. The ambassadors of the European powers have requested audiences with the sultan for tha purpose of taking their leave. The sul tan will probably receive them to-day. A .Berlin correspondent ot the Times tele graphs that Russia is beginning to represent to the powers that the demands of the con ference) having been rejected, it devolves upon Europe to take more forcible proceed ings. Should Europe, as is certain, find it impossible to agree upon a point of action, Russia will be able to declare that the failure of the conference is a defeat of Europe and not of Russia. Meanwhile, it appears that Russia wishes to make an arraagement with Austria respecting the loint occupation of Bul garia and Bosnia. Count Andrassy will hardly agree to this, whatever he may be driven to )o if the Russians act ou their OTra responsi bility. The steady reinorcemt ntof the Rus sian army probably means no more than that the Russians will cross the Pruth, but with out any immediate intention of crossing the Danube. It is probable that Turkey would tolerate the presence of the Russians in Rou mania for a shoit time, after which the finan cial strain caused by the large armaments which she has been compelled to keep up Ti "SvnnnLhcdaiokaat ibai i-wmr says n is reported in Vienna that the Porte intends, after the departure of the ambassadors, to publish a manifesto to Europe, giving an ac count 01 the proceedings or tne conierence. A Berlin special to the Post represents that Russia seems inclined to revert to the Berlin mc morandum as a scheme for the settlement of the eastern question. General Ignatieff, in his speech Saturday, remarked that Russian moderation should not be misinterpreted. It did not originate in weakness, but in the government's sincere desire to act in accordance with the wishes ot Europe. Europe reserved to itself the right to take future action with regard to the grievances existing in Epirus, Thessaly and Crete. . The Telegraph s V lenna correspondent states that the truth of the reports ot heavy French purchases of grain in Hungary is de nied. A dispach from Pera to the Tunes reports that Hobart Pasha has been instructed to otter admission into the Turkish fleet of a number of British naval officers. London, January 22. A dispatch from Paris says it is stated in official circles that Prince Hohenlobe, German ambassador, has lost no opportunity of assuring Due Decazes that Germany regards the attitude of France, in regard to the eastern complications, with the best feelings, notwithstanding the attacks of the German press. The good understand ing between the two governments nas been at no time interrupted. London, January 22. A special from Vi enna reports that the officers of Russian rail roads have been ordered to hold the roads in readiness, from the end of the present week, for a large increase in military transportation. London, January 23. A Times Vienna dispatch says: "Notwithstanding the de partures of the ambassadors, no apprehen sion seems to be felt of an immediate collis ion. On the contrary, both Turkey nnd Russia may attempt to initiate diplomatic communications. In this connection, Turkey, through her ambassador, has already expressed the hope that the failure of the conference may not altogether terminate the negotiations. Russia s initiative on the other hand would in the first instance aim at ascertaining the positions which the various cabinets mean to take in the face of Turkey's refusal, with a view to uniting them tor a common movement against the Porte. Russia will only act independ ently if common action should prove im possible. As for Russian's acquiescing in the failure of the conference, it has nev-r been thought of for one moment. The Telegraph's Vienna correspondent says it is thought that the announcement that ambassadors of three northern powers would emuarK simultaneously 10-nay, is mienaea to prove the permanency ot the utterance ot the three emperors. 'It is stated that the new Russian international loan of 200,000, 000 roubles is impending. ihe lelegaajh s rera correspondent says: ' The Porte has sent telegraphic dispatches to its ambassadors at the various courts, in forming tbem that while rejecting the pro posals of the conference, it undertakes to faithfully extend the new constitutional liber ties to all its subjects. The Turkish minis ters have given their word not to attack Servia before the expiration of the armistice." A Berlin correspondent of the Times re marks: "If peace is not concluded before the end of the armistice, Turkey will probably revert to her original demand, that certain Servian fortresses be destroyed and others surrendered." A dispatch to the Times from Semlin men tions a report that a Russian legion is being formed near Greahaven, on the Danube, and the Russian volunteers who quitted Servia are joining. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITY. London. January 22: The bullion withdrawn from the Bank of England on balance to-d,tv was 100,000. Joliet, 111., January 22: William Adatrs's city flouring mill was burned this mornmg. Loss, $: JU.ouO; insurance, f 8000. Warren. Maine. January 22: The Warren manufacturing company, woolen manufactu rers, have suspended. "Capital, f 125,000. San Francisco. January 19: A Virginia Citv disjiatch says Peter Irkin was hanged to-uav for the murder of Daniel Corcoran. Rockford. 111.. January 22: Uoson & Her- ritks's furniture factory was burned yester day; loss, thirty-five tfioueaad dollars; in surance, six thousand dollars. Mr. I pcon was burned to death, London, January 2(5: Amount of bullion withdrawn from the Bank of England on balance to-ay, eighty-four thowfind pounds. Washington, January 21 : It is expected that the treasury will soon make another call for ten million dollars of I'nited States bonds. Trenton. N. J.. Junuary 22: John R M'Pherson was to-night nominated for United States senftor by the Democratic cau cus, on the first ballot. Ouincy. 111.. January 22: W. E. Rhodes a photographer, was murdered in liis room to-night, in the heart of the city, by robbers. iSo clue has yet been discovers. Rotterdam, January 20: The steamer Maas, from New ork, for Rotterdam, grounded at Masslius, this morning, while coming up the river Maas to this city. Pottsville. January 22: The court overruled the motion for a new trial in the case of Thomas Duffy and Molly Maguire, convicted for the murder of Policeman Yost, at Taruqu. Constantinople. January 22: The Marquis of baulsbury and suite lelt to-day tor Krin disi. calling at Piraus and Corinth. He will return to London before the opening of par liament. Constantinople. January 22: The ambassa dors of the European powers to-day visited the grand vizier and Sal vet Pasha, minister of foreign affairs, to present their charges d affaires. New York. January 22: Charles W. Had wick, one of the parties implicated in the forged check tor sixty-lour thousand dollars on the Union Trust company, was arrested this afternoon. Columbus. O.. January 19: Colonel John A. Norris. pension agent at this point, died this evening after several weeks illness. Colonel Norris was formerly school commis sioner of Ohio. Cleveland. January 21 : The funeral of the late Charles Collins will take place at forty- five minutes after ten o'clock to-morrow morning, after which the remains will be taken by special train to Ashtabula for inter ment. Chicago. January 21 : A" fire at Rockford, Illinois, this mornmg destroyed the furniture factory of Uphain & Herrick. The loss is about fifty thousand dollars. The night watchman is supposed to have perished in the flames. New York, January 20: Bank statement: Loans decrease. $1,761,500; specie increase, $1,237,500; legal-tender inc, J,U8..!HXI: depo"'0 ' increase, $:5,474,oOO; circnlation decrease, $25,400; reserve increase, $:.454, 775. London. January 20: A dispatch from Rome to the Times says the coral-fishers of Torre del Greco are fitting out six large ves sels for an expedition to a newly-discovered reef between Bermuda and Nova Scotia next spring. Glen Cove, L. I.. January 19: By the ex plosion of a converter at the Glen Cove starch company s worKs to-uay, two men were killed and two badly wounded. The works were damaged to the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars. New York, January 22: A cable special says: " Ihe uerman government possesses ample proofs of the existence of a large monastic conspiracy in France to endeavor to gain power in that country for purposes hos tile t oGermany." Buffalo, January 22: Rev. John C. Lord, aged seventy-one years, pastor of the Cen tral Presbyterian church for thirty-eiht years, died last evening. He was a brother of Congressman Scott Lord and Rev. William Lord, of Cooperstown. St. Louis. January 22: The three new county justices appointed by the governor met to-dav. at the home of the presiding justice, about eight miles from the city, and organized the new county ot ot. louis, under the scheme and cnarter. Cleveland. O., January 22: S. Kellets, a machinist in the employ of the Lake Shore railway company, in attempting to board a moving freight train at the union depot in Washington. January 22: The house com mittee on Indian affairs has agreed to recom mend the passage of Seelye's bill to ratify the arrangement made with the Sioux Indians for tho relinquishment of their title to the Black Hills country, etc. London, January 23: It is now beyond doubt that the American ship.Geo. Greer, Cap tain Wilcox, has been lost with all on board. Aninauest was held at Kingston, Livingshire, on the body which has lieen identified as mat 01 me upuuu s wne. Omaha. January 22: Pat Fitzgerald a sec tion boss on the C. B. and Kansas City rail road, was murdered at Ruf-hville, on that road, Saturday evening, by a man named Coons. The quarrel was over a debt of six dollars due Coons by Fitzgerald. Chicago, January 20: The resolution introduced in the board of trade yesterday approving of the plan of the compromise com mittee on the electoral count was voted on to-day, and decided by the president to have been carried, though the vote was very close. Wilmington. N. C. January 20: Two South Carolina negroes, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, fought a duel at Fairbluff. Each had four shots, and the re sult was one was wounded three times, dan gerously, and the other was wounded m the pistol arm. DIED. ECHOT.S On January 7th. at the residence of his son, at Glenco, Tenn Mr. (i. C. Echols, In the 68tU fear ot his age. F.nHOLS on January 22d. at Glenco. Tenn.. Mrs. H. B. Echols, In the (10th year ol her age. Funeral will take place from the residence of her son, S. T. Echols, at Glenco, this (TUESDAY) mom tag, at 11 O'clock. Friends of the family are Invited to attend. CAIRNS Yesterday, at 125 Alabama street, Mrs. . E. Caikms, wife of J. G. Cairns, aged 05 years. Funeral this (TUESDAY) afternoon , at 2 ',3 o'clock. Carriages at the residence. COLEMAN The friends and acquainttuuHui of Nicholas aid Arabell Coleman are Invited to attend the funeral of their son, Charles N.. from their res idence, comer of Washington and High streets, this (TUESDAY") afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Knights of Pythian. REGULAR meeting of Memphis Lodge, No. . K. of Jf., will be held this (TUESDAY) evening, at 7a o'clock, for work and general business. Transient Knignis iraiemaiiy inviieu. By order J. WOOD, C. C. W. H. ATKtWSOK, K. of R. and S. n OTTON BOLLS WANTED AT BENJES'S MILLS. XKXD FOR CIRCFIiAIt. COOK'S New Map of Memphis IN order to supply a want long felt, I have, at a considerable outlay, made a new map of the city of Memphis, embracing all the newest subdl vlsloas, railway connections, and all other general Information to make the same as perfect as iiosst ble, rendering It a useful adjunct In every business office. The size of the map Is 2 feet 0 Inches by 3 feet a portable and convenient size. Mr. WILLIAM C. COUHLAN. who Is my Agent, will wait on the citizens to take their subscriptions. from wnom i trust a unerai patronage. JAMES a. tooK. Arcnitect. 8S Madison street Assignee's Notice. BT virtue of a deed of assignment executed by Messrs. MrKee ft Barchus. to me, thls22d day of January, 1X77, for the benefit of all tlielr cred itors, notice Is hereby given that I have taken charge of the assets of said firm, including their stock of Millinery and Fancy ioods. together with their books, accounts, choses in action, etc All creditors ol said Arm will file their claims with me as soon as practicable; and all persons indebted to said flrni are requeeted to call and settle without delay. JOHN W. GRAHAM, Aiwlgnee. Memphis, January 22, 177. ORGANIZATION OF UNION AND PLANTERS BANK OF MEMPHIS FPU 1QV7'. OFFICKKM: WM. A. HIt.l;lA!ISO. Vice-President. C. W. OYKK President. F.. M. APPERSON. W. B. (iALWKEATH. A. C. THEADWELL, B. BAYLIS3. C. W. HOYER, A. N. MCKAY, STATEMENT, JAOTJAHY 19, 1877. RF.HOIRCE.HI I Lo ins and Discounts S K84.781 86 Banklngbo-se, other Real Estate, and Ollice Fixtures 40,104 35 Eniense Account 42V Bl Slt-ht Exchange S2X4.7H7 IS Cash on hand 2W.41S 2:- 524,215 41 S1.4nR.RPO 73 FOR SALE. A Valuable Plantation IX COAHOMA COFXTY, MISS., ON tho Yazoo Pass (ten miles from Delta, on the Mississippi riven, known as the Mound Place, hlh and dry. rich and beautf ul, and free from over flow, containing some twenty-three hundred acres, between seven and eight hundred of which are In a good state of cultivation; good dwelling and out houses; steam-mtll, gins, etc V'lth this property, I will sell Corn, Mules. Hogs, Cows, Plantation Im plements Indeed everything In a lump, as It stands, and on such terms as to make It a desirable pur chase to any man of enterprise and a litti-b monkt; esiwclally so, as Tilden will give ns a government, confidence be restored, and new life and energy be Infused into every branch of Industry. Should the conspirators, by possibility succeed. I will abate from my very low price on the Tilden basis, to one-fourth less on the other Address me at Delta I mean business, and am determined to sell. If there come any purchaser who Is a judge of prop erty and wants It. .1. M. WATT, Delta. Miss. HyTnereisan excellent manager on me piace. ORGANIZED IN 1846. Connecticut Mutual 3LIFB I ii su ranee Conrpany. op HARTFORD. COXXECTICUT. Assets, : : $43,494,650 92 SurplusKilSaa1u.4f004f851 92 Dividend vn 2,543,556 08 Ratio of expense of management: to receipts in 1875 7-55 per cent Policies In force, December 81, 1H75. rri,20W, Insuring 8185,078,842 0C Amount of Losses paid at Mem phis Agency BiZ.DSW ui fiOODWIX President JACOB Ii. VKEEXE Secretary JOHN 31. TAYLOR Ass't Secretary Tas. S. Carpenter & Co. Gen'l Agents for Tennessee, Jfo. 43) MADISON SSTKEKT Bfemphlg Ten new wee. A. J. LOYD. JOHN FRITZ. 224 Main Street. DEALERS IN FINE Diamonds, Watches, JEWELRY, CLOCKS, SOLID SILVER And Plated Ware. All of the best manufactories and of THE JLATEST PATTERNS ! esw-Watehes and Jewelry Repaired and Guaran teed. Goods skot on Approval. W. H. Grsqo, Prest, I F. W. Bockwkll, Secy. Southern White Lead Company. Every package of this Company's brand of Strictly Pure White Lead bearst he follow lng guarantee: "The White Lead contained In this packaze Issaaranteed bythe WanafHr tnrerM,the Soi THKKW WHITKLKAII CM. KL LnniN. Io to rontain no adulte ration whatever. It in composed en tirely of perfectly Pure Carbonate of Liead and JMnMeed Oil. and In Hold hoI Ject to Chemical AnalyniM and the Blow pipe Test." feiy- The name of this Company Is placed only upon Strictly Purb Lead. It Is not placed upon a second or other Inferior quality. So parties purchas ing White Lead branded " SOUTHKRN COMPANY," are absolutely sure of obtaining a Perfectly Purb Articlb. t& For sale by dealers la Paints and Oils throughout the West end Bouth. The King! The King! Proclamation by the King of the Carnival! BE IT KSOWX: THAT WE, the KING, serene In our loyoas do mains of mirth, undisturbed by the purtuba tlons of Returning Boards and Joint Resolutions, witnessing with sorrowful countenances the discoid prevailing In our favored land, PROCLAIM : I. That upon our Annual Carnival visit, all polit ical strife shall cease, and geutle harmony prevail among our subjects. I I. That we will enter and take possession of our good city of Memphis, at high noon ou Monday, February 1. IH77. heralded and marshaled, escorted and attended as bents our High Estate; and we command the loyal Mayor and other high dignitaries of Memphis to fit tingly receive our Imperial person. III. After the ceremonies of our reception, we will repair In sUte to Olympic Park, and from the grounds we will dispatch our Royal Courteral .8 .40 o'clock p.m.. In our Monster Balloon, who will con vey to our distant subjects the Intelligence of our Bare arrival, and we Invite the multitude to be present eommall(j tnat our Annual Coronation Ball shall be held on MONDAY NIUHT. under the auspices of our fun-loving erder of the LLKS. V. We command that Tuesday (MARDI-fiRAS), i-i iuti ahall he devoted to frolic. Inno cent amusement and revelry; that all our loyal sub- ; lects shall appear In mask, apparalled In the fash- , Ions of our realm; and at 2 o'clock p.m., we com mand that the oruers ot ULiva anu aunni KKEWE shall pass before us In review. VI. And, finally, we command that In the shades of night the myrtle MEMPHI shall appear, and In gorgeous pageantry do honor to their great renown. And that then our good people shall hie them to our sumptuous places f festivity, and revel till our de parture. ... VII. Railroads, steamers and public carriers will take hed, and we command tbem to reduce their fares one-half during our Carnival Celebration. Long live the King! Attkxt: REX. Typhon. Momaa. LOYD & FRITZ VtS BLEACHED W P. ft KA II, CnMhifi , -o- DIltKtTOIttt: Joseph htutce. e. en.lt'y. napoleon h1i.l. h. b. howki.i,. wm. a. williamson, t. b. turner, J. V. FRANK. M. I'. JAKNA'dN, A. VACCAKO. MAOILITIEN: Capital paid up ; ExchanKend Interest Undivided Profits Dividends Unpaid Deposits JS1 ,4.".F! V ORDERS FROM REX! Reduced Fares TO MEMPHIS. The Balloon Ascension WHEREAS. By Royal Proclamation, the Kis.i has declared his InK-ntiiin to enter His Loral city of M km phis on the 1 2th day of February, 1 77 ; and Whfkkvs. it is His sovereign ple.-isiire that Ills subjects shall assemble to honor His iiniu.il permin Now. for the better execution of His will, and for the comfort and economy of His people. IT is HK- CKEEO THAT AD. NTOItll Be and Is hereby empowered to bike charge of all Water Crafts touching at the good port of Mem phis, and that BARNEY IIC4;ilFH and J AS. HIM'.KO Be and are hereby clothed with plenary power over all Railways in His Majesty's realm. And that they will, without delay, onler Hie M.r' tkks of the said Watkh Crafts, and the Officer- of the said Railways, to promulgate REDUCED RATES OF FARE To and from Memphis; a.vi, that their authorlty may be respected. His M;tiesty, the Kinu, lias cre hUmI the aforesaid An. shikm Aimik.i, of the Fleets, and tho aforesaid Barney Hi-uhks ami James Speed Ocaktermastf.k.s-4,kskkai., with the rank of (yHand Marshals of the Empire. And, It Is further decreed that PKTER TRACY Be and Is hereby empowered to take charge of the ROYAL MOXSTER IJALLOOX, Which Is to convey His Majesty's Couriers to His distant dominions; and to do all and everything thereunto pertaining. AMthat his authority may be respected. His Majesty, the KiNi, has created the said Peter Tracy (e.nvkalissijio of Uls A iky Kingdom. , Issued from the Palace or Mirile. this 20th i.iy or January, l( -ja21 PICK. Pursuivant to the King. PricesThisDay Oranges choice. SO per lrl 3 per box. Apple choice, S SO to : per brl. Raisins boxes. "i 3 ; U-boeK, 75c. Figs drums, I4c : layers. 15c per ponnd. CurrantH 7c to Sc. a to quantity. Almonds. Oc; Filberts, I6c; Pecanw, IOc; French Walnuts. 10c: IlrazilM. lOc. C'oro&nutM. S3 ,,Cr lOO CAMII. MEMPHIS FRUIT CO., 287 3Iaiw Street. Xotice ot IiswoIntioii. THE copartnership heretofore existing between Ben May and J. A. Simmons, Is this day dis solved by mutual consent. Mr. Ben May retiring and J. A. Simmons succeeding to the business. BEN MAY. OLIVER, FINNIC & CO tVHOLKNALK GROCERS, Memphis, Ten neie XOO IIosHheadH Mncrar. all kinds. 9M Barrels X. Y. Keflned Suitor. 500 Hags Rio Coffee. lOO Huifs Old Government Java Coffee. AO Tie ires Hams. 50 Boxen Breakfast Bacon. lOOO Buckets Fairbank s Lard. 50 Half-barrels Fairbank's lard. SO Tierces Fairbank's l.urd. lOO Cases , 41 and lO-poand Tin Lard. KHI Barrels Ijouisinna Hire. 3 Tierces Honth Carolina Rice. tin Barrels Missouri Cider. X5 gross Bixby's Best Blacking. Oliver, Finnie & Co. STOTICE. To Cleiks and Treasureiaof Shelby county School Districts : BY a recent onler of the Shite Siierlr.tendent, you are required to dexslt your bonds with the County Tnistee before you can draw any money for school purposes. Please act accordingly i. P. FOl'TE, County Superlntenden. Public Instruction. January 20. 1H7. daw I)IVIDKXI A'OTICK. OFFICE OF PHCKNIX INSURANCE CO., I Memphis, January it, 1S77. At a regular meeting of the Board of Directors, held this day, a IMvidend of Five per Cent, was declared upon the capital stock of this Com pany, the same to tw credited upon the xtot-k notes. THOS. U. ALLEN, President. 8. R. Clarkb, Secretary. HAVIN'O purchased the extensive collection of Negatives made by J. K. Cooiriey. I am pre pared to furnish prints from the same to his former patrons. J. H. MOYSTON, No. 24W Main street. HAVING disposed of my large collection of Neg atives to Mr. J. H. Moyston, 2-1 tf Main street, I would recommend him to my former patrons. J. '. COON LEY. G. H. HOLST. o. ii. norsT T. W. HOLST. & UNDERTAKERS, 30 Main, opp. Pcabody Hotel. ALWAYS on hand, a large assortment or Metallic Cases and Caskeui, and Wooden Cofwis, of every description. 1ST Orders by telegraph psomplly tiled, and Cases shipped C. O. D. Browne, the Plumber. Gas JPipes, Water lipes, Steam IipeH, Stone iije. ltulber Xi je, Bath Tubs, Pump, Hydrants, Gas Fixture! Has Fit tins! JJra Fitting! EVERYTHING CHEAP. J. w. x. brow;, 258 Second St., opp. Court Square THE undersigned would be pleaicd l confer with holders of Bonds tssued by Lowndes ;id Kon roe counties. Miss., lo the Selmi. M:n ln:i and in phlsK. h.,and the Honds Issued by tl e town f " lona. Miss., to the Vlcksburg. Nashville and hast- ni R. K. B. RICHMOND. 21M Main str,-i. lMN),ll,ri (I 4.2KI tix 47 K.l(n C 777.7H-J '