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MEMPE DAILY j MEMPHIS, TENN., SUNDAY, DECEMBER 33, 1877. VOL XXXVI-KUMBER 307 ESTABLISHED 1840. DTD0 - H - - Yesterday of cotton and gold: Liverpool rot- to, 6 7-ldd. UemvkU cotton, 10 l-3c. St Orleans cotton, JO 3-4c. Sent York cotton. 11&-16C.' X York tAl. 103 3 4. TKATMKK 1CDICATI9IB. Din., orrtnaCa.Sn. Oram. I WaKUMToa.DclMtSa. I .m. f "r TVim ' the Hey, soth and east tcindt, stationary and higher tem perature, stationary and lotrtr prteturt, cloudy weather, and numerous rants, possibly clearing u-eathvr in the Ohio milt and Ten- , mattes. OatMOCMVATlOSH 1JWTKJHOAT. vta DktT. Sidnil. flmtvira U. . inr, I tUTvi'. DeoMn(r 2-J. M77. 10:0b p.m, I Wind. Wealh- lr. t roree. J w. OtMervatlon. j Bar. Tbar.l Dir. itkalk. .Cloudy. . I . ((.Title. Cloudy. iiiear. I Cloudy, lrrsu. i'-exs IVkrtkt, ICloudy. The Canadian parliament meeU January Picxatoils Cameron, Chaffee, Dorsey and Blaine pad through Li'.Ue Kock yesterday niorninjj, e rtmt U Hut SprtOK. UteoriATiosa between Italy and the Um ted Stales bare been begun with the view of modifriotf the treaty of lvfio relative to the rights and privilcgr of consuls. On XaahvIIle special dispatch announces the passage tit the Suite aeuata of the bill providing for the settlement of our State in- ueU'edness at fifty 'cents ia the dollar, with graded infer ft. lixpATt-BKa from El Paso, Texan, yester- day, announce all quot in that region. Col onel Hatch, with tiro companies of cavalry andoce howitzer, had arrived there and pro ceeded to San Kliz.irio. TURTIBKIHU fLEET. Ten day ago, on the authority of a Berlin dispatch for the "regular" dispatches had not the iiiUllitficce the ArrE.iL staled that tliere was a scheme proceeJiup:, on the part of the English government, to bafflo Russia by purchasing the Turkish fleet. As Russia has no fleet in the (Slack sea, while the Turks have a fine one in fact, their fleet is one of the finest in Europe the posMtttfiou of that fleet, the cost of which would furniob to Turkey m ans to carry on the war, would givo the British the predomi nancy there, and circumvent the Russians by rendering the free navigation of the Bospo rus of no value to their further ambitious do signs. The article we refer to also stated that the rlussians intended to claim this veiy flt, as one of the spoils won by their victo ries, thus enabling them to make the acquisi tion of the right to navigate the straits at will immediately available. We pub lished a telegram a day or two ago giving the statement of one of the London papers that one of the objects of the approaching session of parliament was to vote nionry for the purchase of the Turkish fleet. We have now a London telegram, dated yes terday, which informs us that the call for an unusually early session of parliament ia ow ing to the receipt of an official communica tion from Russia stating that not only doea that nation claim the free navigation of the straits, but also the transfer to herself of the Turkish Start. These terms the British gov ernment object to, and the minintry, which had been divided upon the subject of the Turkish war, all agree in resistance to the Russian claim, which is directly aimed at Great Mritain as the principal maratime na tion in the world. These important facts, as we oUerved in our article on Wednesday week, greatly complicates the already tangled state of 'affairs, and great ly increases the probability of England being drawn into the war. It is theiefore without surprise that we find another of the London dispatches stating that the English have of late conveyed large amounts of stores to Oibraltar and Malta, in the Mediterranean, o that a vat amount of war material U ac cumulated. Orders have also been given, at the Woolwich arsenal, for the manufacture of Armstrong guns, and four eighty-ton guns are to be got ready for the great war steamer Inflexible. The effect of these cir cuL'iotanoea on finance and trade cannot but ba disturbing; a most unwelcome fact when comment hf already so severely paralyzed Grain, however, and provisions generaly will be likely to recover their tone, which had become weak tinea a probability of peace had appeared. In the struggle that now threat ens, it appears certain that Germany and Austria will side with Russia a circumstance which adds greatly to England's embarrass menU. . . PEUSOMAL. Mr. asd Mr. Czapsky are the happy parents of a boy baby, a Uimg of beauty anU a joy turever. Mr. M. W. Backcb has returned from San Antonio. Texas, ailcr a month sojourn ant visit to his tamily. Mr. Fritk Oni.E, of Poplar street, has eea made happy by the presence of an in fant girt in his household. Mr. William Simmon, of the firm of Pettit & Simpson, who is at Hot Spiings, Ar kansas, is recovering rapidly. Mim Grace Lkwellyx desires ns to thank th nublM for their kind Dntronatre tendered hr at the Theater hut Monday night, and also to thank the lathe and gentlemen who ataisted ber in presenting Tli Pearl of 'iiroy. Oi r readers are reminded that our old coal friend 11. U. Packer is still in the business, at I'.'J Main street. Ho informs us that be has a good stock of No. 1 Pittsburg coal, and will not U und-raold. Present price, fifty cents. Those wanting coal by the can If, cart or car load would do welt to see bim before purchas ing elsewhere. Mr. Joux S. Svlliyax. of tha firm of Gavin a: Co., has been suffering during the we-k with a severe spell of sickness, brought on tv too clo application to business. His hundred of friend and well-wishers will be irlaii to learn that, under the care of Dr, Krazor. he is convalescing, but his prostration has been so gieat that it will be tome time before he can resume business. Maoetlaa- Affray at Minoloalppl City, New Orleans Ihmoeral: General Wirt Ad ann. harinir been insulted, abused and menaced by an armed man of the name of SwetnisD. when he was entirely anarmea. met the lattt-r in the bar-room at Colonel Nixon's at Missiasippi City, while he (Swet mnni was sittifl? at a table with three other person. Addressing Swetman. General Adams remarked : "Sir, a few days ago you took the opportunity of my being unprepared to meet you to grossly insult and abuse me; I desire now to inform you that I am in a condition to resent and punish such insult." He expected that Swetman would then and there apologize for the insult, after having had several days to reflect on it. Instead of this Swetman arose and, drawing hia pistol, tired at General Adams, the ball passing through both the overcoat and undercoat, and grazing nia body. Oeceral Adams then drew his revolver and discharged it in the f-ce of Swetman, who fell under the table, but recovering himself, tired again at gen eral Ad ims, the ball parsing 'through the coat of Colonel Nixon, who had Jumped be- tweea the parties. General Adams then fired ; several other shot at Swetman, wounding hiji in four places and exhausting his pistol. He t'-en drew a deringnr. but, Ihjronch the interrvntion of other parties, was preyentad from n:og it. - f11r.l JlrSlrlac Tnr SB Mtlu Saw f'RA.f Cisco, December 22. A few days ago the town of liUiute. ua the southern portion of the State, waa raided by a party of Mextcans and native Califoroiana. A Bom ber of horses and a lot of pronsujoa, dry goods and some money were taken by them. They also stole a number of horaee from Bakerstield, yesterday. Five of the thieves were captured ia the Tenjon mountains and taken to Bakers ville. Lat night a body of men, embracing a number of the best citi zens of Bakers ville, forced their way into the jail, took the prisoners into the district court room, impaneled a jury, tried and convicted them of horse-stealing, and hung them in the jail-yard. The coroner s jury this morn ing found a verdicu of "hung by parties un known." l m . --.! tmw ik allows. -if X Y . TVcember 22.- W9odB. on trial here for the murder of Been, baa fe found guilty and sentenced to oe nacgeu on the hrst of February next. Before aen tence waa passed Woods made a long speech, claiming that the trial waa a farce, that he vai condemned before he was tried, and said be had alwaya thought his end would be in aa American prison. The indifference wilh which ao many peo ple regard a cough or cold ia truly nnpardon 1l i ri -fr..Hnm nfiAn lf&d to consump- tieo, and should be checked in time by use of ealvastoa.... Kill.". Ml j K. Inuianola I Louisville... :k.ih; km a 1 Memptn K. N'Whvlli. :tO.'Oi M a. 1 Nn orieaus i ri 1 4 K. abmxpvn... ;io.otl n; A J Vieksburg ... i.(M M X. I n . J.TI THE COE-BEACH CASE. Aa laterestio- History of the Troablea which Canaed the Death of X. X. Beach, kewlar-JaacMne AfTnt, ea Sorth Court Street. The Testimony of the WltaeMe for the SUte iralnst Levla II. Coe, who Is on TrUl for the Killing at X. X. Beach, Etc. The Appeal of Saturday. March 31. 1877, stated that "at a quarter past nine o'clock last night Mr. M. M. Beach, connected with the sewing-machine agencies of White and Wilioox & Oibbs. North Court street, was shot by Mr. Levin II. Coe. who was in com panv with two other gentlemen. The sales ladies of the establishment state that one of the parties struck him ( Beach ) with a stick, which the latter grasped and wrenched from his hand, when the other party, wltom Beach recognized as Mr. Coe. shot at him with a tisUl. the ball entering the le!t breast, at the nipple, and ranging downward ; was extracted from the back by Lr. Mitchell. The ladies state that the misunderstanding grew out of the price (one dollar and fifty cents) charged tor repairing a. machine for Mra. (Joe; that the latter's sister called a the office and abused Mr. Beach about it; upon which Mr, loe. accompanied by two or three friends. called a day or two afterward, and after a word or two Mr. Coe struck Mr. Beach with his fiat over the show-case; then tried to throw a large book at him, but was prevented by parties in the office at the time. Mr. Coe then struck Mr. Beach with a chair, which wotetsid awabwai wousvi on; Beach's head. One of the sales-ladies approached Mr. Coe and tried to txplain the matter, but Mr. Coe replied that Beach was a scoundrel. d had insulted his wife. Mr. Coe then paid the lady the one dollar and a half about t - t i ii- i. v j : ir- 1 l. wnicn ine aiincuuy una arisen, jur. uciicu, aficr he was shot, stated to one of the ladies that about eight o'clock last night a man had entered the salesroom, wanting to purchase a couple of machine needles; that his man ner was wild and suspicious so much so ai to arouse Mr. Beach's suspicions. Acting on this suspicion. Mr. Beach extinguished the Ughts and proceeded to close the front door. when he was assaulted and shot as above stated, etc. It ia stated on the other side. that the difficulty grew out of the insulting manner in which Mra. Coe was treated by Beach on Tuesday last, when consulting with the agents about a sewing machine," etc. The Appeal of Tuesday, April 3d, adds that Mr. M. M. Beach, the sewing-machine agent whowaa shot rnday night, on North Court street, by Mr. Levin H. Coe, died Son day morning from the effects of the wound. According to the statements ot n. v. iiutcn- inson, mao is connected wild we sewing- machine company, Mr. Beach made a dying declaration, which states in substance that rnday night Mr. Coo attacked Mr. Beach with a cane, in front of the latter's office, on North Court street. Mr. Beech deprived Mr. Coe of the cane, with which he felled him (Coe) to the ground, whereupon he was as saulted by another man. While his atten tion was directed to the man, some one fired a pistol, and the ball penetrated Mr. Beach's left breast. He believed that Mr. Coe fired the shot. The inquest held by Eeqare Qaig ley, on Sunday, developed no new facts, but it is stated that Mr. Beach was quite wealthy and made a clause in his will that ten thou sand dollars of his life-insurance policy should be applied to the prosecution of the man who shot him. It is also reported that his brother and father are wealthy, and that they will spare no means to have the prosecution thor ough and able. Mr. Coe surrendered himself to the police on Sunday evening, but owing to his bruises received in the renconter with Mr. Beach, was permitted to remain at home un der the surveillance of an officer; but yeeter terday (Monday) morning was placed in charge of Sheriff Anderson. The letter that was sent from the sewing-machine office to Mrs. L. H. Coe, and which was part of the offense, is as follows: Mkmphm, March 27. 1877. 'Mrs. L. H, Cos We have put a second- band loo per into your machine, and return it to vou free of charge. When Mr. Hutchin son learned the facts in the case, he would not allow the machine to be repaired here, unless you are willing to have it thoroughly and properly done, for he wculd not have us run the risk of again railing under your at pleasure. Very respectfully, MH8. F. A. BARBOUR." The true copy of the letter does not contain the word "not," and concludes as follows: "For he would have us run the risk of again falling under your displeasure." The word "not," in the copying-book of the sewing' machine company, appears in pencil mark. having been inserted after the letter v transferred. The word "not" is not in the letter received by Mrs. Coe, and should have been stated by the party who gave the letter tor publication. The ArPEAL. of April 6th, contained an account of the application for bail made by Mr. Coe before the criminal court. It says: "Mr. Cleveland Clark, brother of Mrs. Coe, was placed on the witness stand, and testi fied in substance as follows: He," Birch Coop er and Levin Coe, the defendant, went to North Court street, and witness entered the office of the White sewing-machine company , of which Mr. Beach was agent, lie there purchased ten cents worth ot needles or thread, and upon leaving the store, returned to the steps at the adjoining store, where Cooper and Coe were seated. He informed them that Beach was in the store. Beach shortly thereafter came out and had a ren center with Coe. the latter striking him with a cane. Beach then struck Coe and felled bim to his knees, using what is supposed to be brass knuckles. While upon his knees Coe fired, as witness supposes, and the fatal wound was caused. The witness expressly stated that he went there aa a peace-maker, and it was understood that neither he nor Cooper was to interfere. Neither did inter fere, and the object of Coe 'a visit was to cane Beach. Dr. Mitchell was examined rel ative to the range of the bullet, and Mr, Cooper testified, in substance, to what Mr. Claik stated. Attorney-General Wright asked the court to have Mr. Cleveland Clarke arrested upan a capias, as an accessory to the murder.' Judge Logwood complied with the reauet, and Mr. Clarke was given in custody. Although it was urged that be should be sent to jail without bail, he was al lowed bail in the sura oi are inousana uoi lars." Mr. Coe was eventually boiled, the bonds being fixed at twenty-five thousand dollars Attorney-General AY right had Mr. Coe in dicted by the grand jury for the homicide of Mr. M. M. Beach, but afterward that indict ment was nolle prossed, and a joint indict ment waa 'bund against L. H. Coe and Cleve land Clark. A few days since a severance was irranted to Mr. Clark by Judge Logwood. of the cri.ninal court, and Mr. Coe was placed on trial before a jury to answer the charge of killing JU. AI. .Beach. THE TRIAL COMMENCED. 1 es terday the evidence of witnesses waa heard in the criminal courtroom, which waa densely crowded with spectators. The following is the personnel of the jury: E. D. Jordan, carpenter; John T. Lawler, cotton-warehouse keeper; M. L. Selden, mer chant; Frank II. Ellis, merchandise broker; John S. Hall, livery stable clerk; Eugene 11. Leidy, merchant; J. H. Smith, farmer; Phin R. Starr, pilot; Orlando Brown, fanner; J. M. Felts, farmer; Bernard Myers, James Simmons, clerk. LORENZO DOW. a colored hack driver, testified aa follows: "Hare resided in Memphis since before the war: 1 drive a tact: the night Mr. iieacn waa shot I was with my hack at the corner of North Court and second street: 1 bad been aent in the saloon there for a bottle of chaia pagne; while inside the saloon I heard a cry for help, and, going to the front door, saw of the men fire a shot; it waa Mr. Beach who cried for help; he was bareheaded: the fiht continued lor four or five minutes before the shot was fired; the man who fired the shot waa not distant tiom Mr. Beach more than four feet; could not say which ot the two fired: they remained until a crowd com menced gathering, and Uien walked off. The witness 'a idea of a minute waa tested, and found to be just fourteen seconds. 1 I am certain Mr. Beach waa the man the two were r. i . ' - ii .i u i n i . r nghucg: I fsw uiooq on air. ueacu a iace; I didn it know either of the two men who were fighting Mr. beauh; tj;? man who fired the shot stepped bck toward tte all of the barber-shop juot before he fired: Beach, (iter eing sbot. warned out into uuj street; ae was wCinoing on me curuing wnen inui; Harh'a nlua of business ia two doors from tWa ImrWr-iboD: 1 wu TV'thin eight feet of ibe partif. wben the snot wan iua. r fwivl the err for helc: I did not say on a previous examination that tionght it waa mv team running away, w ir-'-t- "mm toward the express office; they wre ranaiBg after Mr. Beach, whowaa onty a short distant jn front of them; the fight lasted about five oe t?n minutes before the shot waa tired; I heard iti4 used; aome one waa being beaten wun a auca, i umh theblowa from the stick just before the shot was tired; the crowd LbiX came running iu the spot where the shooting occurred fright ened my horses; 1 only saw two tuea be sides Mr. Beach; didn t see any man aowu on hia knees. Don't know who was doing the striking, but know it was Mr. Beach do ing the hollering; it was a dark night. Tii.l i nnr on the other trial that I beard the reiort of a pistol before I ran out of the saloon. DR. K. W. MITCHELL Justified: I am a practicing physician; I knew M". il. Beah , he is aead, he died o . . aewing-maCPine estauiuomeni rai ww . t nn m ahnnl. thf firht of ADnl last: he died from the effects of a gun-shot wound; the ball entered about the left nipple, ,a iirrh hA left lung and lodged un- v. .v;n ttPtween the eighth and ninth rib about one inch and a ball on a line lower than where it entered; hemorrhage was the cause of death, resulting from the ahot re , Crota-examinedll would be simply con- : . : . " I m & tuna avar. HN 1 I J' t P P!WP jecture on my part to say in what position the parties were when the sLot waa fired. He-examined There were slight abrasions on the bead of Mr. Beach ia addition to the wound already mentioned. MBA. F. A. BAKBOCR was next examined. Ber testimony waa aa follows : "I reside at No. 44 North Court street. Have resided there since the first of lust January; previooa to that time we only occupied the (tore. R B. Hutchinson ia my son-in-law; he married my daughter. 1 knew Mvron M. Beach; he was book-keeper for Mr. Hutcheaon, and also business mana ger for another sewing-machine company. ... . . A.I L Hull .IIU ... . . ... M IVU L L'U . He ia dead. He died on the first day of April last. He was shot on the night of the thirtieth of March, about fifteen minutes after nine o'clock. The shooting occurred immediately in front of our store. 1 saw the flash of the pistol. The man who fired the shot said 'who fired that shot?' I heard the door opened below by Mr. Beach, who un locked it, opened it and then closed it. Just the door closed. 1 heard words, then blows. and then saw the flash of a pistol. The man who discharged the pistol said who fired that shot?' I noticed a man standing near, but cs he did not go to Mr. Beach's assist ance, I went to Mr. Hutchinson's room and told him there waa a difficulty below He commenced dressing. When Mr. Beach was brought op stairs by some men he waa bloody. He unbut toned his veat and I could see a hole in hia shirt. There were two men below besides Mr. Beach when the firinz occurred. I how Mr. Coe. Don't know Cleveland Clark. Did not recocnize either of the men that night. Mr. Beach did not have on any hat. It waa found by Mr. Hutchiasoa in front of the aew- ing-machine door. This question was ob jected to. Objection sustained. The silk hat of the deceased was brought into court and identified by the witness as being the one worn by him. It bore figns of having been dealt several heavy blows. I W hen Mr Beach was brought up stairs he handed me a stick. It was bloody.. The stick dil not belong lb him. He never carried a stick in his life. The stick given her by Mr. Beach was Drought in ana laenunea ty witness. j I saw Mr. Coe on Main street on the alter noon previous to the killing. He had a stick. Thursday afternoon he was at the store. I was standing near the door, talking to two ladies, when Mr. Coe came in, passed me, ana went toward Mr. jpeach, who was talk ing to two gentlemen. Mr. Beach arose and went behind the counter to wait on bim. I heard Mr. Beach say. 'You don't owe any thing, sir. J saw Mr. coe make an effort to strike Mr. Beach with his fist. Coe then threw a chair at Beach, and made a movement aa if to draw a weapon. Coe, when he threw the chair, said. ' You insult ed my wife, and you must answer for it.' Mr. Feach made no reply, only to say, Don t draw any pistol on me. Mr. Jn gram, who was present, interfered and told Mr. Coe not to engage in a difficulty. Coe replied, "He ia a scoundrel, and has insulted my wife, and I have come to deal with him. I then went toward them, and asked Mr. Coe if his name waa Coe. He answered, ' 1 es. I then told him that Mr. Beach had not insult ed hia wife, that I had written the note, and had done so as directed by Mr. Hutchinson; Mr. Beach had nothing to do with it, that Mr. Hutchinson was the man he should see Mr. Coe insisted that it waa Mr. Beach who had insulted his wife. I again reiterated that Mr. Beach had nothing to do with send ing the machine home. Whenever Mr, Beach attempted to apeak, explaining the matter, Mr. Coe would tell him to shut hia mouth. He wouldn't hear him talk." Mra. Barbour was cross-examined at length by counsel of the defendant, but no new facte were elicited, she was on the witness-stand several hoars, undergoing the direct and cross-examination of the able counsel engaged in the case. At the close of her testimony the court adjourned over to Jialf-past nine o clock to-morrow (Monday) morning, when the examination of the witnesses for the State will be resumed. ItlltMSl ALIVE. A. Negra I'snoa If surdera Two Women avad a Little Boy, and Confession la Taken by a Crowd of Cltl aeaa and Burned to Beatn. Mobile Register: Through the kindness of Mr. James b. lieaa we are enabled to pub lish the t oi lowing account ot a terrible crime and its just punishment, at Choctaw Bluff, n Clarke county: Choctaw Bluff. Clahkk CorNTT, December 0. 1877. f 10 tne tailor oi tne uegisier: I inclose the facts relating to a horrible murder that was committed about three miles west of Choctaw Bluff, on Jenkins's creek. on Thursday, November 29, 1877. It waa generally thought that Mrs. Burnett and her two children had deserted the balance of the family, and gone back to Mississippi, their original home. The bodies were found by Mr. Cyrus Allen and myself, while out hunt ing yesterday morning. Miss Burnett was about seventeen years old. They were very poor people, uespecuuiiy yours, JAS. S. DEAS. "The State of Alabama, Clark count. "An inquisition taken on Jenkin'a creek, in said county, on the eighth day of December. 1877, before me, James S. Deas, a justice of the peace tor the said county, upon the bod ies of Fannie and Kansas Burnett, her daughter, there lying dead, and upon the oaths of J. B. Mobley. J. C. Deas. W. H. Cherry, A. G. Holder and R. D. Lucas, good and lawful men and householders of said county, who, being charged and sworn to in quire for the State of Alabama, when, where and how the said Fannie and Kansas Burnett came to death, upon their oaths say and present that the deceased were murdered by one Mark Woodward, negro, who cut the throat of Mrs. Fannie Burnett and brained Miss Kansas Burnett with a ligbtwood knot, after ravishing her, and also find said Mark Woodward guilty of the supposed death of William Burnett, a boy about ten years old. who, when last seen, was riding behind said woodward on a horse he had stolen for the occasion, in company with Mrs. and Miss Burnett." The proceed ings had gone thus far when the negro in formed the constable that he would fake him to where the body of the boy was, which he finally did, and on examination it was found that the boy's throat had also been cut from ear to ear. The negro, Mark Woodward, was forcibly taken trom the constable by a crowd of the citizens, both white and colored. and. after makinir a full confession, was burned near the place where the boy was round. 1 be Burnetts were very poor people. The negro, Mark Woodard, waa an ordained minister ot the gospel or claimed to be. CATHOLIC CHURCH A) D CHRISTMAS Preparation for.Chrlatmaa at the V rlono Catholle Chnrehea of th city The derTleea at Five O'clock ea Taeaday Morning. The preparations for Christmas made at St. Peter's church, op the corner .of Adams and Third streets, are unusually grand. The ladies have been actively employed during the past lew days in decorating the altars, chancel, pictures and entabulatures with flowers and evergreens. The choir has been rehearsing Haydn's imperial macs for some time. Prof. Karch has just completed an orchestral arrangement thereto. It will be rendered on Christmas morning, at five o'clock, with full orchestra and croan accompaniment and a large number of choristers. The choir consists of the following ladies and gentle men: Sopranos --Mesdames Miles, Sullivan, Winchester, Misses Barry, Xichols, Vaccaro. Altos Mesdamea Ullathorne, Carey, Misses Etheridge, Blessing, Dwyer. Tenors Messrs. Bartibas, Elliott, Sulli van, Smith, Semmes, Barry. Bassos Messrs. Carey. Bedford. Tighe. Odium, Miller. Duffy, Carter. At bt. Mary s Roman CathoIicChurch, cor- nern ot It ltd and Market streets, solemn high mass at five o'clock in the morning. The music for the occasion ia a mass com posed by P. Giorza, a splendid production, which will be rendered with accuracy and taste under the direction of the organist. Prof. Winkler, by the following ladies and gentlemen: Mra. R. M. Mansford. Mra. Pol lock, Misses K. Harmon and J. Jones, L. Mette, b. Hem, Messrs. B. A. Hollenberg, J. Hobday. C. Hale and H. Mette. This mass has been performed in but few churches in America through the exertions of Prof. W inkier it waa introduced here last Christ mas, it abounds with passages ot grand and sublime beauty, and we advise the lov ers of music to go and hear it. At St. Patrick a, LaHache s beautiful mass for pence if ins a pro Pace will be sung, the cboir being considerably strengthened by ad- ililinn! 1 .a.1 Fa. t Yi a lmrrtiiH fw-a 'l'h. organtat. Prof. KihoUt, has arranged a fine musical programme tor voa on.t,tut; ClotUac and Fnrnlantno; O.oAi. gpewfl uncementa are offered to custom ers and the geeisl rustic by Messrs. L. & A. L. Lowenstein, defluera, o. 228 Main street. It ia surprising to note the large attack pf clothing and furnishing goods kept for taLt al this establishment, which ia one of the largest in'Sje Sty, Gotfcyig of every description for men or cnuarro, irunaa, va lises, hats, shawls, walking-canes, umbrellas, etc., in endless variety and at prices to please all who may rih to procure a suit of clothes that cost all the way from eiU to ftu. f he brm of Lb S A. L. Lowenstem ia one 01 w largest in the city, and their stock cannot be excelled by any bouse in the south. They have lately received a tine assortment 01 over coats, which are offered at greatly reduced rates, and at pnees (nac or cneapness cannot fail to please. ' 1 - Holiday Dinners. Mr. Steve Clement, at Beale street, ia prepared to furnish for Christmas some fine dressed turkeys, redsnappers, game of all kinds, celery and oysters. Those wishing some thing nice and elegant should not fail to call on Clement and select from his choice stock everythin(jf required for a splendid din ner. He will serve you up in good style. His meats and game of all kinds are the beat that can be secured. T.tti.r & Shields can still supply you with all the oranges you require at twenty-five and thirty-five cente per dozen. NEW YORK. The Police Difficulties Laid Before the Xayor Continued Search for . Tic of the Barclay Street Dis aster Search for Traanre. The National Temperance DepntatlOB Taking a Hand In the Liquor Ex cise Rumpus The President's Visit Tildea'a Tax Case Postponed, Etc. New York. December 22. Police-Corn' missiouer Erhardt made his defense before the mayor yesterday, claiming that he had ilone hia duty in every way. Witnesses tet. tiSed to the efficient work of the department. The mayor very curtly refused to allow the trial to hut beyond the evening. The other commissioners are to make their defense to day. Mr. Erhardt Bays outside political influence had been the principal obstacle in the improvement of the police force, and ne had If ttera from Mayor Ely intending to in fluence him in the trials of both police cap tains and patrolmen. This influence was poisonous to the force. TOE BARCLAY STREET HORROR. Search continues in the rains of the Bar clay street fire, but np to one o'clock no addi tional bodies had been found. Digging was continued throughout the day ana nignt. in ine aiternoon tne otacaenea . 1 . - ., .1.11 1 1 and burned body of Phillip Herzear. engi neer, waa found; the forearms and clothing were gone, and the legs were doubled under the trunk. WIU THE SEA OIV K VP ITS TBEASUBET It is stated that Captain J.-H. Fogelsby, who ia to undertake the recovery of the six million dollars supposed to have been sunk in the frigate San Pedro Alcantara, on the Spanish main, sixty years ago, has obtained subscriptions enough to start upon his expe dition. A SMALL FIRE. O'Reilly. Fogartv & Kelly's rectifying es tablishment, on Nineteenth street, was dam' aged by hre to-day. Loss, twenty thousand dollars; insured. THE LIQUOR EXCISE RUMPUS. An influential deputation from the National temperance society visited the mayor to-day in regard to the enforcement of the excise law. Hope was expressed that the police commissioners would not be removed because of the enforcement of the liquor law, and (he mayor, responding, said: "If the new com' missioners are appointed by me. I will ap point no one who will not devote his entire tame and lenergy to the enforcement of law and order, and if the present commis sioners should not be removed, this investi gation will have the effect of stimulating their energy and zeal. HEAVY SHIPMENTS OF FRESH MEATS, ETC. Six steamers left this port for Europe to day, carrying large cargoes of grain, fresh meat and oysters. The grain Shipments amounted to one hundred and ten thousand bushels. THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT. A pleasant incident of the visit of Presi dent Hayes is the opening by him of the new American museum ot natural history. The formal exercises began at three o'clock. THE TILDEN TAX CASE. The income tax case of Samuel J. Tilden has been set down peremptorily for trial January 5th. Hia counsel asked this further postponement. COMMISSIONER M'CORMICK BESIEGED BY APPLCANTS. Ex-Governor M'Cormick. the American commissioner general to the Parisexhibition. will open hia othce in this city on Monday, in the postofhee building. Many aDDlica- tions for spaee have already been received. FLORA TEMPLE IS DEAD. The famous mare. Flora Temsle. known for many years as the "Queen of the Turf," died at the farm of A. Welch, at Chestnut Hill, near Philadelphia, yesterday evening, at seven o clock, aged over thirty-two years. The last time she appeared in public was when General Grant reviewed trotters at Du Bois's track, Harlem Lane, New York. For the last six years Flora has been gradually wasting away and was kindly treated to a box stall and every comfort. CREENEBAUM'S PETITION IN BANKRUPTCY. Elias Greenebaum filed his voluntary peti tion in bankruptcy to-day. Hia liabilities are over three hundred thousand dollars, of which one hundred and twenty-five thousand dol lars ia accommodation paper, held by the city banks and are guaranteed by good men. The assets foot up about seventy-five thousand dollars, but his personal attiairs are so mixed np with those of the firm and their banks that these figures do not properly represent his condition. The three brothers, Henry, David and Elias, are now in bankruptcy, and the German national, German savings and Greenebaum & Co.'s banks are in liquidation or in the hands of a receiver. The New York blanch is also closed. WHO IS "SANTA CL.AUS?' The Origin ef the Frosty-Headed Old Wanderer at Chrlatmaa Eve He Turns Oat to be St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Hyra. On the twenty-first of this month. Tuesday last, the sun is said to have reached its lowest decline at the winter solstice, and on the twenty-second entered the sign of Capricor nus or the Goat. This little, clambering ani mal symbolizes the climbing or ascent of the sun, which on this date begins anew its up ward journey, and so continues until the twenty-first of June, when its highest alti tude at the summer solstice is attained. Our southern Santa Claus wears a crown of eternal verdure, hia frosty lips bears a sunny smile, his chilly feet tread on flowers, and hia pale mantle is fastened with a rose. St. Nicholas having been adopted by the Russian nation as their patron, it may be from them we re ceive our ideas ot a white-bearded, fur- mounted, snow-showered little fellow, who, leaded with toys and bonbons and books, and the very things most wished tor all the year round," blesses the awakening children of every merry Christmas. The origin bf Santa Claus is, of course, directly traceable to the good St. Nicholas of old, archbishop of Myra, who belonged to the fourth century of the christian era. The city of Patara, in Lycia, a large and an cient province of Asia Minor, in which St. Paul is said to have planted the faith, was his birthplace. It would seem that our more modern saint has degenerated somewhat from the sanctimonious status of his illustri our predecessor, of whom it is affirmed, by grave and reverend chroniclers, that even in his infancy, so imbued was he with the spirit of holiness, that on Wednesday and Friday, the appointed ttist days ot the church, he re fused to be suckled. His early life was con secrated to religion in the monastery of Sjon, near Myra, where his fervor, zeal, self-denial and noble charity at length elevated him to the position of abbot. Subsequently the archbishopric of the Metropolitan chuich falling vacant, Nicholas, the abbot, was elected to the exalted position, which he held until his death. He was buried in his own cathedral, at Myra, the capital of Lycia, which waa an archjepiscopal see of great dignity, situated three miles from Patara, his birth place, and on the shores of the Mediterrane an. Hero his rencs were sacredly treasured until, as ye ancient chronicle informs us, certain merchants of Ban, a seaport in the kinodom of Naples, eituale on the Adriatic gulf, sailed in three ships to Lycia.and watch ing an opportunity when no Mobommedans were about, went to the church in which the remains of St. Nicholas were kept, which church stood in a desert place, three miles from the sea, and waa guarded by a small community ef monks.!' They broke open the marble comn in which' lay the sacred bones, and though ' the' alarm was given and the inhabitants pursued then to the shore, the bold robbers reached their ships in safety with their precious spoil, and setting sail landed at Ban and deposited the hal lowed dust in the church of L btephen. On the first day marvelous cores were effected upon invalids who crowded to the tomb, and since then the burial place of St. Nicholas of Bari has been famous for pilgrimages. He is one ot the most renowned and honore of all the saints; many churches and altars have been erected to his memory, one of which was built by the Emperor Jus'inian at Coo atantinople, and for ages the Greek and Latin churches have held his memory in the great est veneration. Bari, where his bones iet. has its own ancient and magnificent cathe dral, far surpassed by the splendid grandeur of the church of St. Nicholas; and in Kou lunjT Jc ia -r-:- lhrM h'indtl Knd m0tj t t Vara ilhiimliw nnirtM im ! shil'l the feast or festa of St. Nicholas in aoutherh Italy ia one of the most remarkable of the country. Pilgrims, with staffs entwined with the olive ot tXo pjlm, and bearing gourd, flock to the shrine of the great saint to drink of the magical water which oozes through the native rock which forms hia tomb. Th3 pot miraculous powers are attributed to this water, ana thoeeVue, journey thither drag their diseased or crip pled forms uncomplainingly along, borne up by their Udief that at the shrine of St. Nich olas they havelrat; to drink and to oe healed. I do not remember, saya a writer, to have ever heard on the night of Christmas eve in any part of America but Virginia, what are now growing away, the "Waits." The waits consist of a half-doses, more or less, of the mianignt muucians, waa piay in solemn tone hymns or sacred airs for the benefit of good, wakeful christians, and the torment of the other folks. The "Waits" are very prone to indulge in: 'Adeste Fideles," "LaKI triumphant;" "Yenlte, venlts In Bethelem ;' "Begem angelonun' etc., but invariably fall into desecration by wind ing up with : "We wont go boms till morning," if the financial rewards fiom the wide-awake listeners are liberal. Christmas! with what hallowed associa tions the word goes ringing like a chime i down through the hides of memory, and np among the garlanded pillars, the wax lights, the glowing hearths, the scent of ce- dars of a day gone by! How its echoes as- cend the hills of love, and float down into lovely groves, and awaken Forgiveness from bis siumr ti, ana sen a Loving rtiuaness w open tne u xr oi we nean: inougn its its- A : . 1 .1 Ln 1 ... .l.:.rl MnralaX of the Roman saturnalia, it is, apart from its i feasts and rejoicings, a time which fttv, among us fail to "keep holy." With the re T turn of that season when sneuherds watched V their flocks by night, comes the renewal broken ties, the firmer cementing of tender friendships, a burnishing ot the pure goia of domestic affection, and the angel of the heart chanting "Peace and good will." WASIllXTtX. ime Treaaary Flgaree Concerning National Banks Coinage of Hll TerBollara in 1N0-Kxtra-dltlon of aa Expert ' Swindler. W8HixnTnif. December 22. The treasu ry now holds f546,277,-550 to secure national bank circulation, and $13,988,000 to secure public deposits. United States bonds deposited to secure bank circulation, for the week ending to-day. was "HK.UUU. Amount witnarawn, 000. National bank circulation and out standing currency notes, $320,523, 7o0. Gold notes, fl,4:t2,120. National bank notes re ceived for redemption for the week ending to-day, compared with the corresponding compared rr01,-" l', xo" W.uw. nectnpu. to oay, tow.m an old document coNCEONiKa the coin- age of silver. A copy of the following document haa been famished by the department of state on ap- plication of the director of the mint: DKPiRTMEjrr of Ptatb, May I, Booen ractersoQ,' Esq., Uinjiior ot ttwtfflkt: Sir In consequence of the representation from the director of the Bank of the United States that considerable purchases have been maae 01 silver aouars cornea at tne mint ior the purpose of exporting them, and as it is probable that further purchases and exporta tions will be made, the President directs that all silver to be coined at the mint shall be of small denominations, so that the value of the large pieces shall not exceed half a dollar, 1 am, etc., james madison. EXTRADITION OF 'A SWINDLER. The authorities of St. Johns. New Bruns wick, have asked for the necessary papers to secure the extradition ot John Baggs Hod per Miller, who is in prison there on a charge ot swindling, made by James a. bailey & Sons, of Aucrusta, Georgia. It is also al leged that Hopper swindled the Southern life insurance company, while its agent, out Ot sixty thousand dollars. FOREIGN SEWS. The Czai's Arrival at St. Petersburg Bamorcd Proposal by England to Purchase the Porte's Suzer ainty over Egypt Batch Steam er ImU St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, December 22. The em peror arrived this morning. Edinburgh. Ediicburoh, December 22. The Scotman says: In influential circles considerable credit is given to the report that the government contemplates the purchase of the Porte's suzerainty over Egypt. liOsasa. London, December 22. During the past twelve months ships have been constantly conveying 6tores to tiibraltar and Malta. where there is now a vas 1 accumulation of war material. Orders have been received at Woolwich for the manufacture of sixteen pounder field guns. It has also been deter mined that four eighty-ton guns for the In' flexible are to be chambered forthwith. The Dutch steamer b nesland. from Java for Rotterdam, has been lost, it is believed with all hands, on Caoe Finisterre. She passed Gibraltar December 5th. Wreckage has been sighted which, there is but little doubt, came from the Friesland. The crew numbered about fifty, but she had no passen- sengers. It was at first reported there were three Hundred and sixty-two passengers on board, but these Malay pilgrims, landed at Jeddat. The Saturday Review thinks it is probable hat the house of commons m iy ba asked to make an extraordinary grant for military and naval purposes. 1 he anticipation ot the usual period for the meeting of parliament is considered in some respects unfortunate, though it will probably admit of justification. The Spectator believes the real meaning of the summoning of par liament is that Lord Beaconstield desires to encourage the Turks to continue the straggle, in the hope ot ultimate Uritish assistance, and that the Turks will so interpret it; that England, when it comes to it, will decline to fight for the Turks, who will be at last com pelled to purchase peace by withdrawing to their natural home in Asia. It is said a manufacturer of military stores. who had large orders on hand for Russia and Turkey has received notices cancelling them. in consequence ot the proposed reduction of wages alter the holidays, one thousand iron workers at Sheffield have strnck. THE COXKLIXG-BLAINE MIFF. Why Blaine and Conkltng Didn't Speak Baring Eleven Yearn Withering Sareanm Burlnar Debate In the House. From a debate in the house in 1866: Mr. Conkling desired to add that no commission, Eaper or authority whatever was issued to im, except the letter of retainer which had been read. If the member from Maine had the least idea how profoundly indifferent to him his opinion was on the subject he had been discussing or any other subject, he thought he would hardly take the trouble to express it. He apologized to the house for the length 01 time he had occupied in conse quence ot being drawn into the matter by an interruption which he had before denounced to be ungentlemanly and impertinent, and having nothing whatever to do with the matter. Mr. Blaine said he knew that this was what they called down east "running emptyings." The gen tleman from New York could not get off on the technical pretense that he did not hold a commission as a judge advocate. Many an omcer had led a bngaue.a division or a corps, with no more of a commission than such a one as the gentleman from New ork held. Aa to the gentleman '8 cruel sarcasm. Mr. Blaine continued, I hope he will let me es cape his disdain. His lordly pomposity, his grandiloquent awell, his majestic overtower- lng, his turkey-gobbler strutting, have been so crushing to myself, and to all members of the bouse, that 1 know it was an act ot the greatest temerity on my part to venture on 1 provoking them. But 1 know who was re sponsible for jt all. I know that for the 1 last bve weeks an extra strut has seized the gentleman. It is not his fault it is the fault of another. That gifted and satir ical man, Theodore Tilton, of the New York Independent, was over here spending some weeks and writing home letters, in which, among some serious things, he put some jocose things, among tie cruelest of which was that the mantle ot the late Winter Davis had fallen on the member from New York. lie (Conkling) took it as seriouSjtrad has since strutted more than usual. Well, the resemblance is great as strikincr as Hy perion to a satyr, Thersites to Hercules, mud to marble, a dung-hill to a diamond, a singed cat to a Bengal tiger, a whining puppy to a roaring lion, bhade of the mighty Davis, forgive the almost profanation of that jocose satire! Alleged Plan of General Mrant to have vv ar with Mexico. Washington dispatch to the New York Herald: The sub-committee of the house military affairs committee continued their re searches among the archives of the state de partment, and discovered, among other things, that, in. 187.?, the United states had a very narrow escape from war with Mexico. The committee believe the evidence to show that' it was the del borate pur pose Of the ' administration of President Grant, or at least the President ' himself, to precip itate trouble upon the' border. The gunboat U10 Btavo, the troops under Colonel Potter, and the volunteer forces under Texan com- mandara, were to begin the work. Tne latter force waa to cross the Hio Grande and burn certain property that was believed to be the headquarters for Cortina s forces, ine gun boat and United States infantry were to pro tect the Texu uvaden. ine consul MatamorM wu amy lniormea oi ine piiu. Itnd mm Uocrotmy Fub wu not mjpnrty to this ohui. ite at once inierposod hia oihces. and the commander of the Rio Bravo was instructed not to carry out the details of the plan. A Heavy Beveaae Salt Decided, New Orleans, December 22. The tobac co cases growing cat of the seizure by Super visor Creecy, in lows, which have been ca irial th? pat several day a in the United States district court, was decided by toe jury in fa vor of the government. Jlhe amount involved is etimateq tit over two hundred thousand doDars,"" Fire among Freight Heaps. Baltimore. December 23. The fire to day on pier No. 2, at the head of the basin. aamageq. cotton, conee, sugar, louacco ana other freight to an amount of about twenty five thousand dollars. Hew York Bank Statement. New York. December 22. The weekly bank statement shows an increase in leans of $'.?,260.200; specie, increase, $107,b00; legal- . 1 ... . . r . .. . . . 1 . tenuers, decrease, f i,vja,aw, aeposiu, ae crease, $1,054,900; circulation, increase, $617,'AJ0; reserve, decrease, $1,124,125. Fickle Financiers. London, December 22. Henry Pinchbeck. architect and builder, of Manchester, baa failed. Liabilities, five hundred and forty inouaaaa dollars. up, i NASHVILLE. j L . , -,... . w.w vnrB- Don't Want of Mew Tort, i sei i : ruing w iy - - r the Tennease State vent, n he Knows It. of rchJten.t Passes the Grades-Interest P; H by a Majority or one ine ew Kill rroviuing iur sue iui lection of the Revenue. 6(a) to the Appeal. . ashville, December 22. An American sriaLfrom New York says: "My attention haoeen called to a letter over the signature oiiolmes. published in your paper of the twtieth instant. I only wish to sa in reply, that neither ray "e or Mr. Iselin wish any- V wnntATJAr to do with the funding of ue'ennessee debt. We are both largely untasted in the welfare ot the State, and areu a moderate extenL'intereeted for our peivi and others in its bonds; and our only peaan ' ' for interesting ourselves in Ihe matter arises from these sources, kind -we have been surprised to lean that the mere little andag fees should have attracted so much mion. The state can without aimcmty obUii any number of highly respectable banland bankers to attend to the funding of its bOida for a iere pittance, and all will agree, no doubt, with ns, it ia not right to 1m- Pose ca the bondholders, or upon the State, if it Lay any great charge that is abso- lutefy hecessary to defray the actual expense r1- which should rm: be sumann irirm.- B. T. WILSON. Tie vote repealing the senate bill provid ing for tie compromise at fifty cent and graded hterest was reconsidered by the sen are anr the bill passed third reading by a vite o 13 to 12, and was ordered transmit tei t the house. Shield and Fulton voted inths tfiirmative. Tneiill providing for the collection of the Kvene by authorizing county court clerks to appoit deputies to aid in such collection in distrits remote from the county seat passed third reading. M. Grierson'a bill waa amended in the kous by striking out the section making tast-hie coupons receivable for taxes. Fading the consideration, Mr. Phelan's niofou to amend by providing that nothing ia tie act should be construed to apply to the termanent common school fund, nor to the londs held or owned by educational or chaitable institutions or the widow of any decased President prior to the passage of the fandng act of 1873, the house adjourned to Monlay, St Which timo it ia thought the sen ate til will betaken up and an attempt made toptss it. A sort of uncertainty seemed to hang over the toase to-day, and a feeling seemed to prevtil that it would not pass the senate bill, though notwithstanding a feeling to com promie, an endeavor will bo made between now aid then, to harmonize on the senate bill. A I12CUL,1AR CASK. A Coaneettent Woman, now a Pauper whi Mourns the Loss other Seventh Husband A marvelous Record. The New York Times has a special from Hartf.rd, Connecticut, which says the town ot Coentry has brought suit against the townof Manchester for the support of an al leged pauper named Patti Pamelia Anthony, and tie woman herself has made a deposi tion vhich shows a remarkable career of mar ried Ife. The case is before Judge Carpen ter, rf Hartford, as arbitrator. Aoording to her story, she waa married July 5, 1835, to William Bly, of Spring field, who leit ner three days alter. &ix weeki later she heard he was dead, and on Febnary 4th of the next year she married David L. Rogers, of Hadlyme, Connecticut. She lired with Rogers six months, when Bly, the dead man, appeared, but was bought up and give a quit-claim to Rogers for a silver watch and five dollars. Abcut two years after Rogers went to sea, and six months following his departure, Mrs. Rogers heard he had been hanged as a pirate. Finding single life hanging neavily on her hands, she married, in March, 1841, Freder ick A. Wheeler, who now lives in Manches ter, Connecticut. Six months alter this marriage, rtogers, the hanged pirate, came back, ousted W heeler, ancT lived with Pamelia till October, 1849, when he died. In March. 1850. she married Henry Myers, of Williamsburgh, New York, and got a di- varce in March, 1S57, and in the same year married James uavis, ana movea 10 Wiscon sin. She lived with him several years, and got divorced. She then married Richard Marshall some where in Ohio, lived with him seven years, and got another divorce, then, coming b ck to Connecticut, she married Emanuel Antho ny, ot Uartiord, ana uvea with ram six months, when be ran away. This record shows she had seven husbands in all. She was first married when fourteen years of age; she says she ia now fifty-six years old. Coventry sues Manchester for her Bupport, claiming her settlement is in Man chester, where her husband, Wheeler, now lives. There Rogers's marriage is claimed to be void, as Bly waa still living: but as Bly died before Wheeler'e marriage, the latter 9 legal. Manchester says the Bly she married is not Bly, who is said to be dead, but another man ; that the married Bly was alive when Wheeler's marriage took ' place, which makes that void. It is also held that Wheeler's marriage is of no effect, under the Connecticut laws, from the fact that at the time Wheeler married her, his father was married to her sister. So he was not only man-vine his mother-in-law's sister, but also hia father's step-sister, and so on. It is a very peculiar case. To the Public. Professor Tighe, the great turkey dealer, wishes to inform his many patrons that he has purchased a large stock of fine, fat tur keys for the approaching holidays, which he intends to have slaughtered at his pen. No. 211 Beale street, and which will enable him to sell to h-i many patrons and tnends at the lowest figure. Give him a call, he will be found at Nos. 5 and 3 Beale street market. Money Saved. You will save money by tuying your can dies, nuts, raisins,.iirange, figs, cheese, mac aroni, mince meat,, apple and peach butter and pickles from . LiI lLitii X BtlliUUO. Shocking Accident. Hartford. Conn., December 22. A run away horse this evening dashed against the railroad crossing gate at the foot of Asyluca hill, hurling the gate so violently around upon the sidewalk that a Mrs. Mannix, ana ner soa.-aced thirteen, were felled to the ground. The boy was instantly killed, and the mother is not expected to survive. Harsh & Co.'s Shoe Store, At 347 Main, is filled with a carefully se lected stock of boots and shoes of latest and best styles," whch are being fold very cheap. ; f Fbakk Lavtoka. No. 55 Jefferson, street. between Second and Third, has just received a large shipment of the celebrated XorK River oysters, the finest shell-oyster in Amer ica, and never before brought to this city by any dealer. If you want something rare, do not fail to call en him. Mental Disorder and tjuifclde. Wheeling. December jf3. Amelia Klevis, a servant girl, aged twenty-two years, .com mitted suicide this afternoon, by hanging. Mental disorder is Fupposed to be the cause. ADDITIONAL. KIVEU KEWS. Shbevepqkt. December 22, Weather clear and pleasant. River falling. Louisville, December 22. Weather part ly cloudy and cool. River falling, with 6 feet 6 inches in the canal. BOYJEIi'S CARMELITE MELISSA CORDIAL, (Esa da Bel law oca Carms. ) The Great French REMEDY. Annual Sales in Puis alone, 1,300,000 Bottles. Jm, SOVCRXIOH KEMB1IY Ft ' DYCPEPGIA, Disorders of the Stomach, end all Kervoas Affections. 6S27ESAL DEPOT, 59 PASS PLACE, 17. 7. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. 8. MANJ.IKL O0L, Wholesale Druggists. Memphis, Tenn. DMPHIS Building and Savings Association CVOMMXNCKD business January 1. 1878. "X j OuiaU m the City." WOTklag roecessrully, and hasHHOO shares in operatlun. will Issue a NEW SERIES, btfflnnlng with January 1, 178- Shares can be had at once by applying to the Secretary. This Association has loaned out nearly S200.0O0 to citizens of Memphis to aid and assist In building and purchasing HOMES. Six per cent. Interest al lowed on advance payments. Withdrawals on one nonth'n notice. Next regular meeting January 7. 1X7H, at 41 Madison street, basement. Money to loac. Stock for sale. No back dues. G. B. JUPAH, President. B.Stchm. Secretary. P.a Election of Officers and Directors January 7. IK78. at 7 :80 p.m. . DOS. A. WESSON t SONS. 8CB(E03l Dentists O MAIN STREET. TEETH EXTRACTED Lr-fcO painless by Laughing Oas. Ca'1. and get a till aet of Teeth for SIO. Chlldrec's teeth aagu tafed with care, on reasonable tanna. , F7 wmNHARDT SIMISTEa Thursday. December 20. 1877. at the residence of the groom's father, bj Bev. rafbsr Lodous, Mr. Willi F. Rkinbarut and Hiss Lacba SrmsTKR- IX 3IEMOBIAM. To Willie A. Kealey. In all your youth my darling, I laid you down to rest. And while my heart is aching, I know It's for the best; It was your father's voice that called his boy home. And now with saints cele ttal your feel will ever roam. I know I'll miss your sunny smile, and miss your boyish face. And In my heart no other form can ever take your Tet. ll'ask that God wlLl'glTe me strength, and lead my weary feet Into the golden city, where I my child shall meet. A few more days or sorrow, a few more bitter tears. And then I'm done with earthly cares, and free from worldly fears; . My sorrows all I'll count as nought If 1 a crown have won. And wultlngat tha pearly gates I'll find my only son. aVlSiS llV. Attention. Mir Knights. mult momlwra of Crrens Commandery. i. No. 4, Knights Templar, are hereby or-, (innvt in miond ihelr stated conclave on MON DAY. Dee. 24th. at 7 o'clock D m.. In fatigue' dress, for dispatch ot business. Fratres courteously Invited. By order. R. C. WILLIAMSON, E. C. B. K. Puixkh. Recorder. Working-men's Building and Loan Asso ciation Annual Meeting. THE annu.il meeting of this Association will be held on FRIDAY evening. December 2K. 18 7. at 7t o'clock, at the office of the Association. 2H1 Main street, up-stairs, to elect Officer for the ensuing year and for the reception of Annual Reports. A full attendance is desired. . , L LiGRILL, President. Cbas. T. PiTSBgow. Sacretary. TEMPLE OF LOYE SO. 1. mHE regular quarterly election of officers will take JL nlaee on FRIDAY evening. December 28, 18i7. The Temple will meet h' 71j o clock. By order JACKSON P. CRKWS, T. 8. Jos. Towhsknd. R. S. I. O. O. K. HARMONY LODGE. No. 1 The officers and members are hereby notified to be pram t In attendance at ih.i. V. 1 1 AAmA- Uuulu !i rwl W.m !) II rill streets, on TUESDAY evening. 25tb Instant, at 714 o'clock, tor election of officers for theensuu'5 term. D. A. McOMBEK, N. U. G. W. L. Crook, Secretary. Notice to Shippers. !No FREIGHT will be received or delivered at the memphls and Charleston Kail road on Christmas Day. GKO. T. BATHER, December 23. 1877. Agent. Sheriff's Sale or Kaal Estate. PUBLIC notice Is hereby given. That by virtue of an execution to me dliected from the Honora ble Circuit Court of Shelby county, Tenn., in the case of Geo, E. Stahl vs. W. C. Werner. Judgment rendered on tne 4ih any of October. 187 1. for the sum of fifty dollars, with Interest and costs of suit; to satisfy said judgment, etc. I will, on Saturday. 12th day of January. 17 H. In legal hours. In front of the courthouse, Memphis. Tenn., proceed to sell, to the highest bidder, for cash, the following described property, to-wH: Situ ate, lying and being in the county of Shelby, State of Tennessee, being the east half of lot 2(3 on the northwest corner of Looney street and the Old Ral eigh road, fronting on the Old Randolph road or Seventh street, with dimensions 74U feet by 120 feet, levied on as the proierty of defendant, W. C, Werner, to satisfy said judgment. Interest and costs. Memphis, 11th day of December. 1877. C. L. ANDERSON, Sheriff of Shelby county, Tenn. By W. D. Cannon, Deputy Sheriff. J. H. Malone. Att'y for plaintiff. dec24 su Scribner Christmas A CAPITAL NUMBER. eady. JARL SIGU RD'S CHRISTMAS EVE. A Nor-. wegian Ballad by H. II. Boyesex, with one of Mary Hallock Foote's finest drawings. CHRISTMAS NIGHT in the QUARTERS. Old-Time Hobday Scenes in the south. With dialect songs. By Irwin Russell. FOX-HUNTING IN NEW ENGLAND. A bright paper on a delightful sport by R. E. Robinson. Dr. SCHLIEMANN AT MYCENJE. With Twentyeven Cuts, including some of the most beautiful objects found at Mycena?. BIRDS AND BIRDS. One of John Bcr rouohs's best papers. THE LAST TOKEN. A Poem by E.C. Sted- man. With Engraving of Max s painting. JOE HALE'S RED STOCKINGS. A Story of the late War, by "Saxe Holm." A GLIMPSE OF YOUTH. A short Poem by Dr. Holland. PIDGIN ENGLISH. A paper of laughable anecdotes, by a former resident in China, Mr. A. A. Hayes, jr. A NEW ANVIL CHORUS. By "H. H.," ii-describing some remarkable scenes of fron tier life in Colorado, etc. A CENTURY OF CIVIL SERVICE. A re sume, by M. L. Dorman, of the opinions of the Presidents of the United States on the subject of appointments to office. AFTER MANY DAYS. A Study of Keats. The conclusion of Mr, R. H. Stoddard's able Essay, the first part of which ap peared in the December number. THE GROWTH of CITIES in the UNITED STATES. A thoughtful Essay in social science, by B. C. Maoie, jr. ILLUSTRATED POETRY. Poems by Paul H. Hayne, Sidney Lanier, Mary E. Bradlet, and others. SERIALS: "Rosy," Edward Eogleston's new novel ot Indian lite in 1840-oO. Con tinuance of "His Inheritance," Adeline Trafton's novel of army life before the war. REGULAR DEPARTMENTS. Twenty-five rages of discussion of public. Bocial. indus- t trial and literary subjects "Bric-a-Brac," etc A AEW DEPARTURE. We have the cleasuie to announce that the February issue of Scribner's Monthly ill contain some entirely novel features, and will be, beyond question, the most unique and beautiful number we have yet given the public. WHAT YOTJ CAJi GET FOR So. For to you can tret, from us or anv book seller, Scribner's Monthly, the best of all the illustrated magazines, for one year and a half, beginning with the magnificent mid summer number for August last, and ending with the number for January. 1879. and also the splendid Christmas Holiday number of St. Nicholas for December, 1877, contain ing one hundre4 pages he finest number of a children's magazine ever issued in this or any other country; the whole containing more ziXX) octavo pages ot the best and latest illustrated literature. These numbers con tain all the chapters of "His Inheritance," Miss Trafton's graphic story of Army Life; all of "Roxy," Edward Egoleston's New Novel, a story of western life during tha po htical campaign of 1S40- and all or a large part of Boyesen'a noeI, J'A Knight of For tune," the story of a community of emigrants in the northwest; besides shorter stones by r -i ii r tt , - airs, nurnecc, oaxe tioim, uoyesen, etc.; and Illustrated Poems. Travel Sketches. Essavs. Reviews, nearly a dozen of the splendidly illustrated series of "Out-of-Doc;u'' 'npers, including many of the beat of the series on American Sports, and on " 1 he Picturesaue aspects of American Farm Life," eto etc,, etc.; that is to say, all the numheis of Scum ser's Monthly from August, 1877, to Janu ary, io;, inclusive. Frlce 33c. 4 a Year. For Sale by all Boos sellers & Newsdealers BCRIBXBRaCO.743 Broad way. X. V. A Novelty in Magazine Literature Two Christmas lumbers of St, Nicholas. We this year issue two special Christmas Holiday numbers of St. Nicholas. Those who said of St. Nicholas for De- cemoer: "jvei, .he dear old saint can t get up anj higher than that," will find in St. Nicholas for January a rare and rich col lection of new, unexpected, and delightful things. The number is bright, hearty, hu- moroua, the very "cndtMsed essence of holiday' ana tally worthy of a place by the siue of its brilliant predecessor, the De cember issue. St. Nicholas, for January, rea-ly Decern ber 20th, contains George MacDonald's "Letter to American Boys; the beginning of a Christmas Story, "The Ravens and the Aneels." bv the author of "Chronicles the Schonbertr-Cotta Family;" two papers of the "HOW series " How to make an Ice boat," and "How to be an Agreeable Guest;" and the brisk "Skating-Song," rescued by by the editor from the posthumous papers of Tbeodori Wikthsop; a tale of soldierly hardihood. "Tho Coolest Man in Ru'sia;" "llKKHir'i Chr tut jiah" n story full ot sweetness and lovely home-life ; The King and the Three Travelers," a tale of funny tales, with a fine picture, by La Faroe; chapters from serials by Lcvtsja M. Alcott and Gcbtavus Fraxkenteis; and the rett of its anvple contents well, we will not at-; tempt further deacriptin. The cover of the December issue, with all the novelty of a design fresh from the hands of the famous Walter. Crane, was a great attraction. Some were printed in bright red, sotjie ia blue, and the rest in green. But the January cover displays the color actually chosen by the designer himself a rich deep, reddish brown ao that, while the variety is less, the artistic charm is complete. Miss Alcott's serial flows through a long second installment with added sparkle and interest, aud bids fair to equal "Little Women in popularity. The unique "Robin son Crusoe" story, "Tower-Mountain," de velops in a most unexpected and amusing manner; and though there are no "Peter kins," and no "Alice in Wonderland" story, no poem from Mr. Longfellow or from Mb. Bryant, as in the number for Decem ber, the absence of these is unfelt in the rich store of other things, and the second Christ mas Holiday number of St. Nicholas the issue for January, 17S opens a new year with rich performance and abundant promise VOR TUB BOYS AND GIRLS. Sold by all Book-sellers; 25 cents a num ber, $3 a year. I SCRIBJfER & CO., 718 Broadway, N.Y " Wajaa Ult i I Akd li'ii r Floral Mores! Lovely tiarljnds, MoDturee, Bouquets, Gi:t Flowers, Parts Evening Flowers, Opera Hats, Evening Fans, Evening Tie. 8 -BUTTON KIDS! 4 and rt-Button Kids; 2, 3 and 4-Button Kids. Evening Silk. Evening Satins. Evening Uauzes, Evening Costumes. THE ABOVE AT UNHEARD-OF LOW PRICES. KREMEB, HERZOG & CO. To Clear Out the Entire Stock Of Teya. Fancy Ooodsu Baskets, Hhcll (,ooda. Paris Dolls. Dressed Dsiis. -Work-Boxes, Leather 4oods. Jewelry, I vory Combs. Ktc, at Orlclaal Cost. We annst sell oat all of It Ts-llsrrsw, and will sell regardless of former prices a KREMER, HERZOG & CO, a q n 1 1 w vi mm m- m. mm m m AT "ROCK-BOTTOM" PRICES! lewis 1 10 Iiadiew Matelitn-e and Reaver Cloaks, Hisses' iHatelaftse and Iteaver Cleaks. readies and Children's Waterproof Cloaks. Ladies and Jlisses'Suits, Roys' Overcoats, Far Capes, ALL 3IAKKI.I) DOWX TWENTY-FIVE PER CE5T. Handsome Velvet Cloaks $23, 830 and $35. ' Infants Cloaks Reduced 33 per cent. Ladles' Rroche Shawls 5. 7 50, SIO, 815, 5iO and 625. Former prices 10, 815, 20, 25, 30. 40 and 950. lOOO Handsome Felt Skirts Cireatly Reduced. - . Velvet Shawls Reduced. FTOS. FURS. FURS Real Slink. Real (seal, Lynx and Coney Mets. at Xsralaal Prices. Silases Furs 75c. 1. 1 X3 and SI SO. Rl'k rosrain Silks, Col'd FailleSilks, at Fearfully Low Price. Real Laces Reduced 50 percent. All Dress Goods at Fearfully Low Prices! Gentlemen's Silk Umbrellas fit Cost, and an endless variety of articles suitable for HOLIDAY PR KS H T. at prices to suit the times, at B. LOWENSTEM & BROS.. 242. 244 and 24G Main St.. Cor. Jefferson. BARGAINS FOR HOLIDAYS AT fflKEH BROS 500 St jlish Bearer and Matelasse Cloaks! Cloaks Misses' Cloaks, Infants' Cloaks. 500 Patterns or DRESS GOODS Suitable for Holiday Gifts, from Si SO to $8 per pattern. BLACK tiKOS GRAIN SILKS ! At 60c, 70c, 80c, 90c and SI per yard. Colored Silks, fashionable tints, 70c, 75o, 80c and SI per yard, , Ladies' Furs! Misses Furs! UNUSUALLY LOW PRICES. Fur Caps, Fur Boas, Fur Huffs. 1000 Holiday Gifts! Handkerchiefs In Boxes. Japanese Boxes. Japanese Toys, And a variety of Fancy Articles. MENKEN BROS. BV XUDDIS & SOUTUW1CK. EXECUTOR'S" SALE. S312,600Louisville&NashvilleR.R.Stock Br order of the Executors of IT. D. December 29. 1877. at 12 nrW1i. at Hia Louisville, Kptnckj, sell to the highest Terms Cash. Christmas! THE LARGEST STOCK OF TOx Children's Wheeled WHEELER, PICKENS & CO., 328 and 33 TO COUNTRY MERCHANTS. devising of 1SBW JkltMt PLAlHlBLE SCHEJIra to obtain other people's property mthimt piivingfor it. This la bMl rlttHk THKBK AHE OTII EHH whose Instincts and educations revolt at the bare re- flecnoo of a poefdblllty of their protested promises, and who would make any reasonable sacilnce rather than allow their smallest pledges to go dishonored. This is the bet class; and It Is to this class that we .- jn all thai nndra our rlvlllzatlon worth elevating. and to whom, also, we teel honored In aduressli.g tnla advertisement of the stock we are Just now opening from the 1,ATE AUCTIONS and fitrrrdulr usually attending tbe etnriny ytar In New York. We are now oflertng all the leading brands of I'lauU, Frint. Jean. Meachett and bnwn M'tsUtw. Poutard. VunUm. TirkiMj. FUinutl, -arj. JUanJut; Xotionn. H-nnrri. Hhirtx. Itniinm, Fumuhino, and. In short, Hplendld Line of ail nettttU itapta in every department of our trade ao attractive an assortment Is rarely seen In any one bouse In any market. fj Bnyern who have fash to Invest will consult their Interests by giving us a trial. It will be our constant aim to treat our customers fairly, and to ee that Ikey get th f-iU imnh of their utmtey. Respectfully, etc, WM. H. MOOK8 x CO.. No. HM) Main street, Memphis. Tenn. N.B. Price-lists and Catalogue- book sent by mall, on application. MADAM A. MARRE, (Late with B. Iweaatela A Brut, MODISTE, DRESS AND CLOAK-MAKER, Xo, 894 Third Street. II :k 00, AT- THE- wcnmh. datnaaJi. w. win n. siTrRniTt - j (.vMvwa vv J vv v- Mm m. ww mwavm av - M.nio ..j m r. bidder, at ?nblic auction, 5126 Shares of MEDDIS & SOUTHWICK. Ancttoneers. Christmas Goods, Velocipedes, Etc. I 3 la in street. MARRIAGE? J r m mrt m . m. j kip. i - ucurir: n.T."" i-. ... m-TLj m Pe. IwlKWlU Wl.i.,l"fc,lll ' Safety, Economy-Cld Brilliancy! A Non-Explosive Oil! SOLAR LIGHT Is highest iw mads from superior erode: Is without colorowocsmoke; is spring water white color; win rtooe while Iwroiugin a tamp nor In any way, aait22ina. oootaln any of explosive compounds i ao fiSSiJly wUn ora,n rr oils for IliumlnatlngT TSbP wM Solar-Light Oil. it upset or broHen aVntaUy. " " explode or burn. Ir wj. r?aaept"y. . ... n V"suaU5LfounJ Momlnattnf olja wade .ros&!s&6,e,' H. WETTER fc CO, so" PRoparrroBS, DEALERS IN OUS ASD LAMPS GROCERIES. CHRISTMAS! We hare a very fine stwk of Creamery Butter, Atmore's Mince Meat, English Plum 1'uddinsr, Cit ron, Currants, Lemon Peel, Or ange Peel, Oranges, Annies, Lem ons, Nuts, Prunes, Malaga Grapes, extra fine bunch IJaisins, Figs, Etc. ALSO Sew Vork State Buck wheat, Fine Syrup, New Orleans Molasses, Oatmeal. (raham Flour, Cracked Wheat, Hominy, Grits. Etc., Etc. AN D The Best known Brand of Flour, (Jueen, Plant's Extra. Jack Frost and Silver Moon, all very line; Silver 3Ioon Meal, pearly Lfi. 1 - it.. . wiiue Him coarse grouuu; iiaiiis, Breakfast Bacon, Lard, Etc. FULL LINE of Sugars and t or fee, both green and roasted. roast often and the verv best grades, as well as cheapest, all of which we wish to sell LOW to cash custodiers. OLIVER, FINN1E& CO ROOTS AXD SHOES. OLDEST SHOE HOUSE IX THE CITY. WM. MILLER, Boots & Shoes 221 Main street, Under Worstam Bouse. Lowest Prices and Best Selected Stoc in ine nij. eata Boots and Ladies Khse. Mauri ii taaaraateed. Goods ent C. O. P. to mi Mrt of the cvuntr,. COTTOX (aXMXt;. JOa M. HENOCHSBKBQ. J. V pt.-ro.iiK COTTON GINNING STAB COTTOX-GLXS Ifo. 68 Union Street. FROM THIS DATE, we will aim all cotton m ned to our Gins for the Keed.lSanS Jo Charm for draylnc it from the rlwr, or Ie a iTJI lF"M "2 iF merchant, the eeI iV, . TJ" All KxpenKen. excer-t yo-.ir freight. All cotton is covered by insurance while la o. ir hal v O ri, ". L. nd ?hp only to tha tar na. Besides having Kefltted our ein nlng establishment with the Latettt Improved JriJii'!" Dt'r-, l-anem,ndevwy kind of machinery necessary for sinning oxton. are prepared to do Better Vork7 91 ake n Klaer Kample and clean the teed t'loMer than aay other gins In the city. ' - ... . J- V. PATRICK ft CO. , aarI nave I his day associated myself with Mr. Jos. H. Benochsberg a a partner to our firm, and now, with Increased facilities, will still further try and place the Star Cotton Gin superltw to all others Oct" 1- I??. J. V. PATRICK CO. JLIO,rOIM. JOHN LILLY, IMPORTER ASD DKALZB 12 WINES, LIQUORS Atf CIGAKS, 14 Union Street, Memphis, Tenn. HATS. THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT! THE BEST GOODS ! THE LATEST STYLES ! THE CHEAPEST GOODS! IX TI1E SOUTH. LEIDY & CO. WEEKLY Ari'KAL. ONLY S2 PER YEAR THE MAMMOTH Weekly Appeal COXTJLLNS 40 COLUJLXS OF Well-Digested Topics OF TH' NEWS of THE WEEK AS WKLL AS THX Latest News of the Day AND 13 WILL FILLED WITH ULltorary Selections Embracing Political, Commercial, Literary, Scien tific Agricultural. Philosophical. Religion, ordinary news, and all other matters of interest to the aim er. Manufwturer. Mechanic and Merchant. SEVLN-nACIIIfl. "DOMESTIC" SEWING-MACHINE. WHAT IT IS. IT is the most powerful and durable, the lightest running, and most silent Sewlng-Marhlne made. POWKB. Tbe application of force directly over the needle Insures ample power and enables It to go through the heaviest work with ea-ie. DURABILITY. All the worfcine Darts am thor oughly hardened, and ao adjusted that lost motion can De reaauy utxeu up. KASE OK ACTION. The slmnllrirr of Its ma chinery, the few bearings ana points of friction, anaT the absence of all cams and gear-wheels, give It a light, easy action that leuulres but little motivo power. It has aa Adtomattc Tsnsios-. whlrh hoinir avr- nsrulatlng. does away with what In other machines Is a frail nil source of annoyance and trouble. There belru? no eotrs to rattle, and do cams to ruth and BTtid. it does Its work without notae. Its action is so light and easy that It can he run by a flue eottoo Umad In untoe or the omioniy Jeatiier maa. Specially recommended by the medical faeultv on account of its light-running qualities. "Why! how may It ninsr' Is the invariable expres sion of those who operate It for the first time. It is made and finished one hundred per cent bet ter than any other Sewlng-Machlne in the market. Ita working parts are finished euual to the work, of a fine watch. Mechanics and thine who are familiar with machinery, are invited to call and examine !t Tbe ladies are Invited to call and see the lo anewtie I'nderbralder l.r. ..ki.. To braid with tbe Domestic UnxWro raider Is as slnw pie as to do plain stltclilng. aiso nave tor saie tne latest and best Plaiter Price S3. Agents wanted. G. W. JFISHER. General Axent Domestic SewlnoMneMn. rv. aa Wndtw t het.iM A i rt. n.niiliia Shertft's Sate of Heal F-ia:... PCBLIC notVoe is hereby given. That by vlrtue or in HMiflon IA m. riiMMi .w . n abla Clreua court of SUelby county, Tennes.ee, in w.nc ,a. r. r . wooes ana A. j. Harris, Judgment rendered on the lHth day ot July. IH i a. for the i im nf r.n hnn.lMH u ... 1 .. d seventy-five cents, with Interest and costs -f suit; to aatfcuy aald Judgment, etc, I will, on Hatnrdnr. lth any or January. 1S78. In legal hours, in front of tbe Courtboune. Mempl-I. Tenneaaee, proceed to sell, to the highest blude-. for cash, the following described property, to-w'i: In the city of Memphis, county of Shelbr, and tato of Tennessee, lot No. 4. block 44. Ponti Uw street. In Um city of Memphis, fifth ward, fronting iVO bv 82 feet on the north side of Pontotoc suvet. levied ou aa the property of defendant, A. J. Harris, to satisfy said Judgment, interest and coots. Memphis, loiiidayef December. 177. C. L. ANDKHaON. 8hertff of Shelby county. Teiu W. B. Cannon, Deputy Sbertfl. , UecJ3 su Dr. Bull a cough syrup.