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MEM H ESTABLISHED 1840. MEMPHIS, TEISnST.. TTJESrA.Y, MABCH 26, 1878. VOL XXXVII --TIMBER 70 'PAIL Y AJPFEA CI.OHINU RATKM Y enter day of rod on and fold: Liverpool cot ion, 6d. Memphis cotton, 10 1-Hc. Xete Orleans cotton, 10 3Sc. Xe York cotton, JO 7-fc. Xeie York fold. lt l-H. WUCHEB 1SDICATIOSS. War Dspt., owns Cm. Bio. Omci, I WAaaixoTUN. Marco 24, 1 a.m. f For Tennessee and the Ohio ralley, warmer, clftr or partly cloudy treat her, southeasterly winds, and stationary or falling barometer. OBWKKVATIOXH VKgTFJtDAY. WU DBP"T, 8IOHAI. Skbvito U. 8. Army, I Mohdii, Mnreb 25. 1878. 10:08 p.m. I I'luce or Obnomtllnn. Bsr. I Ther. Wind. Dir. Force. i WHlU- 'Clear. I Clear. (taltntJiL... 2H x Indlanola ... 2l (i Loulavllle ... 'U0.0O Mtmphla.. . :ii).(jo HQrtUe....;HO.O:i New (cleans. , 2H.1W Bb reve port . . . 1 2W . W t Tlckjtxirx .. 2-.' rt7 7 42 M 4o . V4 tit . BE. 8 K. H. K. N.K. s e. K. K. Kreob. Gentle. '(ientlo. j Light. (kittle. Gentle irmb. A. lear. Clear. Clear. Clear. Fair. Clear. W. M'LLUOY. Sergeant. Mclkt IIassax, sultan of Morocco, dead, and Mulcy Abaa will succeed him. u Telbobams from all source last night indicate little probability that the European congress will moet at all. Secbetabt ScnuKZ was taken sudden!? i 11 yesterday, but his condition was reported better in later di&patches received last n'ght. Owixo to the death of Register Allison, of the treasury, there wi!l le some delay in the issue of the silver certificates. The funeral of the late lion. John Alli son, register of the treasury, took place at Tittsburg, yesterday, with lmpOBtpg cere monies. The controversy between England and Russia is approaching that dangerous stage where the poiot of honor mere end more en B ."s agitation. It is now believed in Rome that the new cabinet will soon find it necessary to dissolve the chamber of deputies and appeal to the country. Another one of the President's nomina tion was thrown overboard by the senate yesterday that of Louis E. rarsons, for at torney of the northern and middle districts of Alabama. It is charged that Mr. Layard, the British minister at Constantinople, is at the head oi a party who would rather have England go to war with Russia on any grounds, however trivial, than not at all. Servia is dissatisfied with the Turko Rusjian peace terms, and has ordered a re occupation of all positions conquered from Turkey, which will be held until the peace congrens decides lrt justice of Smvia's claims. The sultan of Turkey has publicly com plimected Oam an Tasba, expressing his warmest admiration and gratitude for hie heroic defense of Plevna. A public, demon stration is arranged for Osman's return to Constantinople. Representative Hewitt introduced in the house yesterday a resolution authorizing inquiry into the title of the Texas and Ta siSc railway company (Morrison's) to sixhun dred miles of its projected load between Fort "Vforth and El Taso. What is said to be the most disastrous fire ever experienced in that city, broke out in Philadelphia at a late hour last night, causing a loss estimated at ono million dol lars. The crowded ktate of our columns pre vents the publication cf details. A special dispatch from Lake Charles, Louisiana, received at New Orleans yester day, speaking of the log suits pending before the United States courts, says that viola tions of the Federal and State laws by the government agent and Lis associates can be proven that will startle the American people. A Vienna correspondent says tho full text of the treaty of San Stefar.o has renewed a strong anti-Russian feeling there. There is 0 difference of opinion about the real mean ing of the treaty. It is not Russian preponder ance, but Russian rule in European Turkey, and it is just because such alteration as would remc-ve this feature, would entirely de stroy the treaty, that less confidence is felt in the efficacy of the congress since its publica tion. While Count Ar.dra.y will demand a revision of the entire treaty, he will decline to do so in combination with England, be cause their interest is not identical. SenatouT Howe's spee-'h, made in tho United States senate yesterday, though based npon the proposition to have the Pres ident tell all be knew about the charge against Judge Whitaker, of New Orleans, wai devoted almofct wholly to the proclaim ing of his own intensely Republican senti lrnts, which are clearly exemplified in his bitter opposition to th3 removal of the bay onet rule from the southern States, and his bi'.tor opposition to Presi dent Hayes and his so-cJIed south ern policy. In drawing a comparison be tween Grant's administration and that of Hayes, be said: "Even in theo times of un bridled mendacity, I would like to see the .man bold enough to assert that any senator or combination of senators ever dictated the course of President Grant. Should a man ever be called to the Presidency so pusillani mous that he cannot discriminate between advice and dictation, the sooner he q lits the White House and lets himself for a coach man, the sooner he will let himself for that calling for which his temper best fits him." The weather problem, from a frost or a Know standpoint, is of great importance to the people residing in this section of country. The dispat:hes of Sunday indicated cold weather and snow at more northern points. At New York the thermometer indicated IS. deg. on Sunday afternoon, with high wind and snow; at Syracuse a snow-storm was prevailing; at Montreal, Canada, a snow-storm raged fiercely, and it was freez ing hard; at Watertown, New York, eight inches of scow fell, and it was still snowing Sunday night; at Buffalo, New York, it was snowing heavily. Desiring to keep the readers of the Appeal posted on the weather probabilities, especially the movements of the Arctic wave, which has just passed over the localities above mentioned, we append the opinion of Sergeant Wm. M'Elroy, of the signal service, who kindly furnishes the fol lowing information : "The Btorm which prevailed on Sunday ever the lower lakes and extended southward to the Ohio valley, has passed to the north eastward, and is now, in all probability. rat inn over Mi 9 St. Lawrence river. Tester Jay the fall of temperature in the npper Mis- sifaippl valley, lower lake region and Ohio valley, was remarkable. At Davenport the fail was 29 deg.; Dubuque, 29 deg.; Keokuk, 25 deg.; Cincinnati, 30 deg., ana Tittsburg, 38 deg. At the two latter snow was reported falling at four o'clock in the after noon. In fact, the decrease was very large all through the northwest, but greatest at the places mentioned. This morning's (Monday) reports show that the polar wave reached Louisville and Nash vdle, with a slight touch here, the tempera ture this morning showing a decrease of 16 deg. from that ot yesterday. At Louis ville it was 5 deg. below freezing, so that if fruit was as far advanced as in this lati tude it has suffered a mortal hurt. Nash ville was 37 deg., which gave them a heavy frost. This evening's reports show that the storm has passed to northeast, as above stated, and that, in consequence, the birometer is falling, with increasing tem perature. An area of quite low pres sure, with high temperature, is now advancing from northwest We are safe, I think, from the storm of yesterday, but as to what may follow in the wake of the ap proaching storm, nothing can be said lor forty-eight hours at least. In looking over reports of March, 1374-75-76 and "77, I find as follows: March 24 and 25, 1874, heavy frosts. March 22 and 23, 1875 heavy frost, with last heavy frost on April 2d, and last of all on the 18th. 1876 On March 23d and 24th we had cold, heavy rains, and frosts on 26th and 29th. 1877 March 24th, rain ; 25th, rain and snow; 22d and 26th, light frosts, which were the last. Judging from the data of March and April, during the past six years, the chances are that we will have a frost, and perhaps a number, between this and the tenth of April, and in all likelihood they will be preceded by cold rains. The mean temperature for the present month thus tar is greatly in excess, being 60 deg., while March, 1875. was 50 deg., 1876. 47 deg.; 1877, r0 deg. The rain-fall is deficient, being only 2 83 inches to date, while that of tbe cor-re- pendingjmonth in 1875 was 8.60 inches; 1876, 11.03 inches, and in 1877, 4.24 inches. 1'houph ye only have six days yet the rain fall may ual 1?77, but the temperature is another thing. To reach the mean of any of the periods quoted, will give such a decree of temperature as will bring the heaviest kind of clothing and hot fires into requisi tion, and then good-bye fruit. I have stated the facts, but make no predictions, not pos sessing Frof. Tice's mirror." HOBBOBS OF T1TK SEA. A Hcliosner Capslned u the Coast of California Alt en Board Bapposed Lost Mlsullar Accident to a British Vessel The Lost Ksunber Fear er F1t Hun dred. San Francisco. March 24. The schooner General Miller, in command of Captain May, belODCirjfir to the Alaska commer cial company, sailed from this port Feb ruary loth, for Alaska, having on board Colonel E. T. Woods, United States collector of customs for the Territory of Alaska. A day or two ago the schooner was discovered bottom up a few miles up the coast, and is new being towed into port. All on board were undoubtedly lost. The vessel and cargo were valued at about fifty thousand dollars. THREE OR FOUR HUNDRED LIVES L08T ON A BRITISH VESSEL. London, March 24. The admiral com manding at Portsmouth telegraphs the fol lowing particulars received from the coast guard at Ventnor. "The Eurydice capsized oif Dunnose Head at half-past four o'clock this atternoon in a sudden squall. One boy and a seaman were saved. Other advices in dicate that between three and four hundred lives were lost." The admiral, on receiving the news cf the disaster, immediately dis patched a steamer to the scene ot the wreck. The Eurydice was a training ship for ordinary seamen, under the command of Captain Marcus A. S. Hare. She was a sixth-rate vessel of nine hundred and twenty-one tons burden, and carried four guns. A survivor of the Eurydice disaster gives the number on board as over three hundred. Five were picked up by a passing schooner, after being in the water over an hour, but all have died except two. It is not probable that any others were saved, as a strong ebb-tide was run ning. The Eurydice was under full sail when she was overtaken by a snow-storm, accompanied by heavy squalls. The sun shone again brilliantly shortly afterward, but nothing was then visible, except a few boxes that were floating down the channel. The survivors say they they saw the ship suck down many as she sank. LATER PARTICULARS. London, March 25. At four o'clock in the aiternoon, when off Dunnose, and pro ceeding under full sail, a squall struck the Eurydice, and she capsized, and sank imme diately. The schooner Emma, passing the Eurydice at the time, rescued five persons, including Lieutenant Francis H. Tabor, after they had been an hour in the water. Three of these died, so that the only survivors of the disaster are Benjamin Cuddeford, an able seaman, and Sydney Fletcher, a first-class boy. The following is cuddevord's statement: "The ship capsized in a squall and snow storm, about four o'clock in the afternoon, when five miles from Dunnose. There were over three hurfdred persons on board, all of whom, except myself and b letcher. were. 1 believe, lost. I was one of the last on the chip. Captain Hare was near me when she went down, after capsizing, and she carried rith her a large number of men clinging to her, or were drawn down in the vortex. A man near me said: 'A vessel was close by when the squall came on, and, therefore, we will be sure to be picked up.' I was more than an hour in the water, being a first-rate swimmer, and very many of my comrades cried to r.ia. tor help. I tned to assist two or three, but at lait there were four clinging to me. and I was obliged to tack them on. Our chip left Bermuda three weeks ago. We pp.sr.ed the Lezard, county of Cornwall, and tnost southern point ot ureat Britain yesterday, and expected to anchor at spit head about five o'clock in the afternoon." SFRrSG A LEAK AT SEA. New York. March 25. The returned Uni ted States sloop-of-war Wyoming, J. C. Watson commander, hence for Havre, with goods for the Paris exposition, on the six teenth instant, when five hundred miles out, found the vessel leaking, and feariug the ap proach of heavy head-winds and an increase of the leaking, concluded to return to this port. She will probably go on the dry-dock for repairs, which can be completed in two days. The captain has gone to Washington for instructions. A long-felt want to the community has been a paper which, while giving the latest fashion notes from abroad, should, at the same time, contain interesting and instruct ing reading matter, social notes, household hints, and, in fact, should be a thoroughly equipped family paper. x Andrews' Bazar fully supplies this need," as the voice of the press proclaims. Published by W. R. An drews, Cincinnati. So far as known up to Saturday night, the North of England iron workers had rejected the compromise jointly urged by the masters and their own delegates. The original de mand was for a ten to seventeen per cent, re duction. The question will now be submitted to arbitration. New Orleans, February 18, 1878. The undersigned certifies that he held for collection for account of persons in New York city ticket No. 60,598, class B, in the Louisiana State lottery, which drew the fourth capital prize of itcenty-jire hundred dollars, on Tuesday, February 12, 1878, said ticket having cost the sum of two dollars, at the office of the company in New York city, and that the amount was promptly paid by a check on the Louisiana national bank on pre sentation of the ticket at the office of the company. a. jcmonville, Kunner Louisiana National Bank. All correspondence is confidential, and names are never published without special permission . A dispatch from Volo says that the Turks are blockading the insurgents in the village of Mount Pelton by land and sea. Greece threatens to send ships to the rescue of the starving inhabitants if the powers do not in terfere. Oreek interference would certainly cause war. DOORKEEPER FOLK. Strong Probability that his Office will be Declared Vacant, his Duties to be Devolred upon the 8ergeantat Arms until his Sucessor is Appointed. A Tlctlm or Old-Tlme Abases, he Is Neither Galltjr of Corruption nor Malfeasance In Office Majority and Minority Reports to be Submitted to the House To-Day. Fall Text of Both Reports Mr. Polk's Defense His Dismissal will be under Circumstances that will neither Taint his Same with Dis grace nor Dishonor. Special Correspondence of the Appeal. Washington, March 24. The case of Doorkeeper John W. Polk will come up in the house on Tuesday for final disposition, and the chances now are that his office will be declared vacant, and the duties of it be devolved upon the sergeant-at-arms until a successor can be elected, in accordance with the resolution of the majority of the commit tee. Colonel Polk has been more unfortunate than any of his predecessors. Elected to of fice at a time when Washington was besieged by an army of needy applicants, in numbers at least double that of any former period pressed by these and by the members of con gress upon whom they were supposed to have claims, naturally a man of good heart, good impulses, and sympathetic to a degree, he could not resist their appeals, and, through ignorance of his duties, and before knowing anything of the rules governing his office, he fell into old-time ruts, became the victim of old-time abuses, and committed grave errors, but he was neither guilty of corruption nor malfeasance in office. Had he been less charitable and more resolute to save himself, at any cost to the feelings and sorrows tef others; had he steeled his heart and refused to listen to the plaint of the widow and orphan; had he surrendered himself to the hard matter-of-fact, Gr ad grind management of his office, he would not stand to-day jeopardized in reputation as well as position. Locking carefully through the three hundred and ninety-six pages of testimony adduced before the committee on reform in the civil service, it is difficult to re alize, accord in e to the strictest construction of the rules of evidence, where the majority of the committee find support for their report and recommendations. ISO where do we hnd it asserted by any of the witnesses that he offered or accepted bribes, or that he at tempted the corruption of any of the mem bers orjemployes of the house, neither do we find it anywhere, or by any one maintained, that he stole any money, made away with any, or misapplied any funds. And yet these are the principal charges against him, as will be seen from the following resolution of the house under which the committee undertook the in vestigation of the case: On motion or Mr. John 11. Baker, the fol lowing was agreed to: Whereas. It is alleeed that John W. Polk, the doorkeeper of the house, has em ployed sixty-three persons in the service ot the house in excess of the number authorized 1 by law; and whereas it is alleged that men have been employed by said doorkeeper who were not borne on the roll of employes, and others have been continued in service after they had been dismissed and dropped from said roll; and whereas it is alleged that said doorkeeper has been guilty of corruption and malfeasance in omce. required employes un der him to pay to other employes a part of the ' salary to which they were entitled by law, as a condition of their appointment or retention in office; and whereas it is alleged that he is interested in claims and bills now pending or about to be brought before the house for action; therefore, Resolved, That the committee on reform in the civil-service be, and it is hereby, directed to inquire into the several matters and things so as aforesaid alleged against said door keeper, and to report at any time to this house whether said doorkeeper is guilty of any of said alleged acts. And the committee is authorized to send for persons and papers. The two first "whereases" are correct. The Bixty-three persons employed as alleged in the first were paid by order of the house, and the offense was thus condoned, if not parti cipated in by the house. As to the second, it is true, and Colonel Polk deserves censure because it is true. But the third and fourth "whereases" are not true, and have not been sustained, the majority of the committee in their report nowhere assuming that they were; on the contrary, admitting the fourth to be untrue, and leaving their decision as to the third to be inferred. The following is the full text of the majority report: Your committee on reform in the civil stivice, to which was referred the resolutions adopted January 31, 1878, directing it to in quire into the matters and things alleged against John W. Polk, the doorkeeper of the house, having had the same under careful and patient consideration, most respectfully reports: Tl- at it has caused to bo brought before it all persons whose testimony it has reason to believe would bear materially upon tho sub ject (see Mis. Doc. No. 36), and has come to the following conclusions: First That during the extra session of this con press the said doorkeeper did employ or permit to act as messengers, pages, ana laborers in and about the house or represent atives, in excess of the number authorized by law, and over and above the so-called cloak room men who clean this hall, sixty-odd per sons. (Mis. Doc. 36, page 392.) This was done with the full knowledge that such ex ceBs was without warrant of law (pages 77 and 78), and was not discontinued even after he had learned that the committee of ac counts would not justify his acts in the prem ises, and would not make provisions for the payment of such illegal force. (Pages 361- 39o.) His manner or maKing appointments was such that he did not know the number employed or who had claims for services; the result whereot was, that the sum ot money voted by the house December 16th. to pay this extra force, and which was based upon data furnished the committee of accounts by him, proved insufficient to pay all who had claims under him for services rendered, and they were forced to submit to a reduction of twenty per cent, from the pay they supposed themselves entitled to. (rages ys, yo, dM, 365.) In extenuation. Mr. Polk pleaded the ne cessity of an increased force, the practice under tormer congresses, and specifically un der the forty-fourth congress, and the pressure brought to bear upon him by members of con' cress. (Para 77.) In his testimonv.however. he finally admits his mistake as to the neces sity, admits that he was aware that the extra force under the forty-tourth congress was au thorized by resolution (page 315). and cor recta his statements as to pressure from mem' bers. (Page 106.) Second That up to a late day in this ses sion he has authorized or permitted persons to perform services whe at the time were borne on no roll, and continued others in ser vice after striking them from the rolls; promising or suggesting that they would be paid under resolution, or that they should be placed on a roll when his force should be increased. (Pages 59, 210.212.354.) Third That he employed on the floor of the bouse during the session in December fifty-six pages, just double as many as the law warrants; and although he had made up his page-roll on the third of the month (pa ges 87, 88), the boys thereon being notified of the fact (pases 88, 277), yet when the house took its recess he made a fiVHr-intm nav- roll (page 9fl), placing thereon twenty-eight pages as serving irom me nrst to the hi teen th, and the other twenty-eight as serving from the sixteenth to the thirty-flrst (nam 67. 87. S3): the first twenty-eight being paid 37 50 eacii, and the last twenty-eight being paid $40 each. To justify this anomalous roll to the committee of accounts, he represented that the boys on the roll for the last half of the month were to be his regular pages (page 372); yet on the January roll are found eleven ot the pages who bad been dropped on the fifteenth of December. (Pace 71.) In extenuation, Mr. Polk pleads the poverty of tho boys, the urgent appeals ot parents and friends, the consent of the pages to their be ing so paid, and that it was "a work of char ity." (Pages 303. 308, 312 ) Fourth That he has continuously em ployed one mail and two riding pages over and above the n amber authorized by law, stating that they were indispensable (pages 88, 371), and that 'the gentleman who framed the law" (the one fixing pages) probably knew nothing about the manage ment of the pages of the house or the neces sities of the case" (page 127). Fifth That the doorkeeper placed upon the soldiers' roll men who had never been in the army (pages 98, 43, 180). One of them, "a boy," put on the roll for January "in order to give him his pay." and be cause there was "a vacancy on. that roll for that month" (pages 44, 101, 316); and yet one soldier, serving continuously from December 1st. trot no pay for the first half of January: another was dropped on tho fifteenth, and a third was dropped on the tenth,and his name was replaced on the pay-roll the last of the month, to enable him to draw the pay, which he did, and, on the request of Mr. Polk, paid it over to the man who had taken hii place, but who was not qualified for the roll (pages 34, 50. 51, 35. 183). Sixth That the doorkeeper did receive money from two of his employes to be paid over to a third, who had been promised one or the other of their places, for the purpose of making bis salary equal to the one prom ised. The testimony is that this was a vol untary contribution, and was afterward re paid. But the fact that Mr. Polk had let these parties know of his intention to make up this salary out of his own pocket taints the transaction (pages 107, 17o, 18). Eleventh 1 hat while complaining ot tne insufficiency of hi3 labor force, he detailed some of his laborers to do other than labor er's services; and permitted several of them to hire substitutes to perform their entire work, they drawing the full salaries and pay ing their substitutes about one-fifth thereof (pages 190, 193, 135, 236, 249, and 325). .hishth Ihat he "created an office at a high salary, without precedent, on the door keeper's rolls, for the purpose of making a place for a srentleman who could not accept a twelve hundred dollar place, for "it would not support him." ISinth that his manner ot making up nis rolls was such that employes would find . out only at the end of the month that their names were not on any pay-roll. One man appoint ed December 1st, for the soldiers' roll, found at the end of the month that his name was left off the pay-roll for the first seven days; and. at the last of January, that he could .not get his pay for the first half of the month, although his service was continuous (page 84). The doorkeeper gave divers per sons notice ot appointments, who, alter per forming services, as they supposed, nnderthe law, would find at the end of the month that thev could not be nut on any ray-roll. One colored man was employed by Mr. Polk, and set to work by his assistant in October, was shown his name on a roll by the janitor, yet he was never put on a pay-roll (pages I4c, 144). These irrecularities erew. to a great extent, out- of the habit of making up the regular rolls at the end of the month, and worked great injustice. lenth lb at the testimony does not show that Mr. Polk is positively interested in any claims now pending in congress. The Neuf chatel paving company owes him an unset tled balance, and has a bill tor its reliet oe fore the house (pages 116 to 118), but he claims to have no interest in it. In connec tion with " this company, prior to the second session of the forty-fourth congress, Mr. Polk seems to have employed, or continued in em ploy, a man because ot his pretended claim toiinf uence with- a congressman. (Pages 118 to 120.) Mr. Polk does not deny the maior part of the things herein set forth, but in ex tenuation pleads the necessities of his department, his rawness in position, the clamors ot neeay applicants, and past custom. Your committee be lieve that, with proper handling, the lawful force under the doorkeeper has been quite sufficient, and that it was his duty to find out as early as practicable whether or not it was sufficient, and in no event to add to it until authorized so to do by resolution of the house; but that no rawness in office and bo custom can be set up in defense of a palpable violation of known law. The utter disregard of legal restraint shown by Mr. Polk, his open violation of known law, to say nothing of his inefficiency as shown throughout the testimony (only the more glaring instances being herein cited ), render him, in the opin ion of your committee, unfit for the responsi ble and delicate position of doorkeeper. Your committee, therefore, recommend the adop tion of the following resolutions : Resolved, That the position of doorkeeper of the house of representatives be, and here by is, declared vacant; and Further resolved. That until the appoint ment of a new doorkeeper, the duties of the office be, and hereby, are, devolved upon the sergeant-at-arms. CARTEK H. HARBISON. Chairman of the Committee on Reform in the Civil Service. This is very severe, but, as I have said, it is unjust. Ihere is apparent, all through if. a straining for a verdict that, under all the circumstances, is peculiarly unjust. (Jolonel Polk, admitting that he did wrong as alleged in the first two "whereases ot the indict ment, plead, in extenuation, old-time custom havincr almost the torce ot law, and prece dents the existence of which are a reflection upon the house more severe than any that his failings can rightfully draw down upon him. 1 he weight ot the evidence and ad missions before the committee was to this ef fect, and had I the space I could convince your readers that an inquiry based npon per sonal rancour was conducted by some of the committee in a spirit of almost hostility, and ended in a verdict, as the minority report shows, having no relation to the charges the committee was empowered to investigate The following is the siiyoitiTV keport: The undersigned, a minority of the com mittee on reform in tho civil service, teel cou strained to differ from the majority in the re pert made upon the resolution offered by Hon. John H. Baker, and referred to said committee on the first of I ooruary. 187o After long and tedious investigation and due consideration given the testimony, we find, as to the first allegation that J. W. Polk, door keeper, did employ many persons in excess of the number authorized by law, who, together with others serving without employment or appointment by him, amounted to the num ber of sixty-three, and all of these were paid by resolution of the house, adopted Decem ber 15. 1877. under the supervision of the committee on accouts; that this employment was notorious and public, yolk, on the ninth of November, 1877, having communicated the fact to the chairman of the committee on appropriations. As to the second, that men had been em ployed bv said John W. Polk, doorkeeper. who were not borne on the roll cf employes, as appears from the hnding as to the hrst al legation; and that William H. Holt, and perhaps some others were continued in service after being dropped from the roll, in expectancy of pay by the action of the house, or in lieu ot others. As to the third, that said John W. Polk has not been guilty of corruption in omce. or guilty of other malfeasance than the em ployment of persons in excess of the number required by law; and he is expressly exoner ated from the charge of requiring employes under him to pay other employes a part of the salary to which they are entitled by law as a condition ot their appointment or reten tion in office. And as to the fourth and last, that they are nnable to find from the evidence that John W. Polk, doorkeeper, is interested in claims and bills pending or about to be brought be fore the house for action. The evidence is voluminous and discloses numerous mistakes by the doorkeeper, es pecially in the earlier part of his service, arising from inexperience; a desire to comply with the demands and supposed necessities of the house and its committees, and the be lief on his part that his paramount duty was to perform and cause to be performed ench services as were to his mind apparently noces' mit. trnntina to suDDOsed Drecadnnta for m propriations to pay such force as he might employ for such purpose. Many of thnsr? are ! attempted to ue magnu a ny me m"jTry, and declared of the grossest class and charac ter, but we feel confident in the assertion that the closest scrutiny of the testimony will fail to disclose a sordid motive underlying any of them, but, on the contrary, disclose the fact that they arose from a generous disposition to accommodate others. Moreover, the testimony shows that, instead of any act being done by said doorkeeper to unlawfully deprive the treasury of a dollar, or to fill his own pockets, he has undertaken in one case at least, to pay from his own pocket for services rendered the house. The doorkeeper's department we find at "present in very good practical operation, being run on about as economical a scale as is usual. We, without any sort of fear of the correct ness of our opinion, unqualifiedly dissent from the resolution of the majority, because the committee was not authorized to so report by resolution, and for the manifest inconsist ency of trying an officer upon a charge of corruption, and finding him guilty of, and recommending a removal for, incompetency. It would be far more consistent to charge a party with larceny, and find him guilty of an assault and battery; and a bench especi ally created for reform in the law would not be likely to do this, although in that case the offense charged and of which the party is found guilty are both criminal offenses de fined by statute. Incompetency i we are free to admit, is good ground; for removal from office by the appropriate power, and the power of the house to remove any of its selections for such cause is not denied; but, regarding each and every man a character entitled to as much protection by the law and law-makers as his person or property, we cannot, with the light we have upon the great subject ot civil- service reform, agree with the majority that corruption and incompetency are equally criminal, so that a conviction may be had for the latter upon a charge of the former. The gravamen of the resolution of Mr. Baker is corruption and malfeasance in office, from which it would be inferred, bv almost every one, if the doorkeeper is found guilty, that an offense defined by law, common or statutory, had been committed, and at least by all that he had been guilty of illegal action from corrupt motives. No corruptioa being shown nor even charged in the report of the majority, directly, it would be a grievous wrong against Polk to adopt the rm-jority report. Respectfully submitted. PHILIP COOK. JOHDAN S. CBAVENS. WM. W. GARTH, DAN. M. HENRY. The above-named are four out of a com mittee of eleven, and are representatives from southern States and Democrats Cook, of Georgia; Cravens, of Arkansas; Garth, of Alabama, and Henry, of Ala bama, lbe other members are Carter Harrison, of Illinois; Hewitt, of New York, and Morgan, of Missouri, Democrats: and Price, of Iowa; James, of New York; Pugh, of New Jersey, and Sexton, of Indiana, Re publicans. Of the three Democrats on the majority side, Harrison is said to owe Polk a grudge for not appointing a friend of his; Hewitt seems to be, judging from his course, opposed to southern men generally; and Morgan, ot Missouri, is said to be a personal enemy of Polk's. As to the Republicans, they, of course, rejoice in being able to assist in the .development of division? and dissen sions in the Democratic ranks. Against this array Mr. Polk has strong friends on the floor of the house, who will make a .gallant fight for him; representatives who, in able speeches, will give additional force to the minority report, and sustain him in the po sition which he took in the following remarks before the committee in defense ot his action as doorkeeper: pole's remarks. I respectfully ask your honorable commit tee for a fair and impartial consideration of the facts brought forth during this trial. I claim from you no justification of any illegal act ot mine it you cannot hnd it in my inex perience, my motives and the embarrass ments that beset me. trusting, as I do. to your discrimination between evil motives and errors of the head, bearing in mind the in-. ceHsant importunities that harrasse'd me day and night. 1 will turther ask you not to overlook two important reasons for this never ceasing pressure upon me for appointments to the few places under my control: First The number and distress of the ap plicants. Second The small amount of Federal pa tronage in the gift of the Democratic party, there being but about two hundred positions, one half of which are in the doorkeeper's department of the house. The general depression of business through out the country for the past two years has thrown out of employment many business men, young and old alike,' who, in their ig norance, flock to Washington City to take their chances for employment; another class, and the moat persistent, are those who have been discharged from positions in the sev eral departments of the government. Each one of these place-hunters, and their name is legion, have a representative in the house, whose duty they consider it is to importune me for relief, making the press ure tenfold greater than it was with my pre decessors in former congresses. The expenses of the doorkeeper's department of the house, including the folding of public documents, as shown by the letter of Mr. M'Pherson, the clerk of the house of representatives for the forty-third congress, miscellaneous docu ment No. 10, for the fiscal year eod:ng June 30, 1873. was $162,680 44. The appropria tion made for the same service, for the cur rent fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, is, in all, f 105,210, showing a reduction of $57, 470 44 in favor of the present congress over the forty-third. The amounts paid by spe cial resolutions out of the contingent fund of the house are not estimated for either con gress. The forty-fourth congress appropria ted for the current fiscal year, for the door keeper's department of the house, $105,210, which includes $12,250 for folding public documents. The appropriation for the same employes and uses in the senate is $100,389, making the cost to each representative $304 80, and to each senator $1320 09 over one thousand dollars more to each sena tor than to each representative. From the letter of the secretary of the treasury, trans mitting estimates of the legislative expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, it will be seen that ihe expenses of the govern ment for each senator is $5830 87, and for each representative, $1523 77, making the legislative expenses of the house $4302 10 less to each member than to each senator. Erhibit on page 129 of the printed testimony shows that there v ere at the second session of the forty-fourth congress, employed and paid by the house of representatives, an extra force of forty-seven persons, at a cost of $8952 21, or $97 33 per diem while employed. The extra force employed by me for the called session of the present congress were paid un der resolution of the house, appropriating the sum of $3840 for that purpose, at a cost of $80 per day for the time employed, showing a saving of $17 33 per diem to the govern ment for the same period of employment, notwithstanding the large number employed by me and some twelve others, paid under that resolution, who, it was found, had been doing work for the government without le gal authority from me, but who, if not paid, would continue to harrass the house and com mittee on accounts. If the house of repre sentatives had a force under the doorkeeper according to members, equal to the force em ployed and used for same purpose in the sen ate, it would have 90 messengers, 75 pages, and 145 laborers. These statistics are not presented as an argument in favor of an in crease of the messenger force in the house, for I now believe, since the hall has been transferred to the sergeant-at-arms, the force is quite sufficient. I am free to acknowledge I was mistaken about the number of messengers necessary. In connec tion with the foregoing facts, which I offer only to show the causes influencing my ac tion at the time I made these extra appoint ments, on the first of November, 1877. 1 also beg your consideration of the practices which, from long use and loose legislation, have grown almost into law, which, to say the least, are vexatious and a source of great em barrassment to the officer at the head of my department. I now most respectfully ask this honorable committee to consider what motive I could have had for making these illegal appointments other than a desire to suit the convenience of the house. There was certainly no promise of either political or pecuniary gain. It was done in the con fusion of a new organization, under what to me was a new condition of affairs, in which I honestly believed I was doing right. I believed it was the intention of the house that each leading committee should have a special messenger, who could act lu the dual capacity of messenger and deputy cItV, for I knew th'-n, p.nd know now, that the best clerical talent can be secured for the salaries paid the messengers. I have several messengers and laborers on my roll who are capable of filling the position of cleik to any committee of the house. In the labor force there was at that time a necessity for more than the law authorized, and will be again when the rush of public documents from the government printing office is re peated. You have all the facts about the page-roll for December before you in the tes timony. I have but little to say-on that sub ject. When I discharged all the boys on the fifteenth of December, one-half of them finally, the other twenty-eight with the promise of reappointment on the first of Jan uary, it would have been just as easy for me to have made up my roll with the twenty-eight pages for the full month, and appealed to them to di vide their salaries with their lit tle comrades (who had no hope of reap pointment) as it was to arrange the roll in the manner ldid; there would have been no objection or murmuring on the part of the boys, as there has been none; but I preferred to have my public acts on record. I believed it was right and just, and 1 still believe so. I am persuaded that there is not one gentle man on this committee who, if he had wit nessed, as I did, the tears of these sad-hearted little representatives of widowed mothers and orphan sisters and brothers would not have taken some responsibilrtTto--oouafort them when he was doing no harm to the government, costing it no more, and doing them great good. I rely upon your honora ble committee to do rue simple justice. I submit these views without the advice of any one, legal or otherwise, which I mention as an excuse for any wrong conclusions of law I may have advanced, for I am no lawyer. I never before held a political office, and if this one is to bring disgrace on my family and on my name which I have through life endeavored to protect from taint I shall de plore the weakness that led me from the pursuits of private life. no hope. I have said above that Mr. Polk has strong friends on the floor of the house, and he has, bet they will not count in such numbers as to make a majority over the Republicans and such Democrats as have declared against him or as may be influenced by the report and persuaiiions of the majority to sustain this re- fort and help carry their recommendation, think, therefore, there is no hope for Mr. Polk. He will be voted out of office, and very unjustly. Bui in votijg him out of office,, the house cannot injure him to the extent he dreaded of bringing disgrace upon his family and his name, though he may, as many another a man has had to, deplore the weakness that led him from the pursuits of private life to the acceptance of office, he will go buck to his home and his people just as he came, the worst that can be said of him being that he failed because he followed examples and precedences at variance with law, but which the house has indorsed from time to time to the present day without so much as a murmur. j. m. k. STATE MJSmCAL, SOCIETY. The Approaching xleettns; In this City, and the Excursion to II et BprtoffS. Arkaasao. The Memphis and Litt'e Rock, Iron Moun tain, and Hot Spring railroads have kindly tendered the State medical society, that holds its annual session in this city April 22d, an excursion to Hot Springs, Arkansas. The doctors, no doubt, will gladly avail them selves of this generous offer to take a little re creation by visiting this wonderful and famed watering place. They will then see for them selves how much nature there promises to ward the relief of a number of "ills that flesh is heir to." This will be not only highly in teresting to them, bat will be of great ad vantage in knowing how much to promise their patients by a sojourn at this laboratory of nature. As we are informed, the society will hold its session on Tuesday and Wednes day. After its business is concluded, on Wednesday night the members will be enter tained by a grand banquet at the Peabody hotel. The excursion to Hot Springs will start on Thursday. Tickets on railroads in Tennessee have been extended until the tenth of April to enable those attending the meet ing of the society to make the excursion. TELEGRAPHIC BKETITIES. At Derby Line, Vermont, fifteen inches of snow fell yesterday. The foreclosure sale of the Erie railway has been postponed thirty days. No more goods will be received at Brook lyn navy-yard for the Paris Exposition. Sixty-three bodies, victims of the late Huron disaster, were received at Norfolk, Virginia, yesterday, en route for Anapolis. George P. Bamler, of Cincinnati, one of the principal officers of the Kentucky Central railroad, died yesterday at Paris, France, of gout of the heart. At Wheeling, West Virginia, yesterday, John Milan was burned to death in the hay loft of John Butterfield's stable, whither he had gone to sleep. Jerry Wells, of Riverhead, Long Island, who failed for over five thousand dollars, has offered to compound with his creditors at twenty cents on the dollar. At Chicago, on Sunday, a wind-storm pre vailed, doing great damage to lake shipping. A Scotchman named Duncan was blown from the scow Minnie Carlett, and was drowned. The creditors of John T. Henry, Curran & Co., of New York, agreed to accept thirty seven and a half cents on the dollar. Ten per cent, cash or thirty days, and remainder in six and twenty-four months. Yesterday afternoon, in Thirtieth street, New York, J. T. Moore was robbed of thirty five thouaand dollars in Missouri Pacific rail road bonds, by a thief who was subsequently captured and sent to the Tombs in default of eight thousand dollars bail. A New York dispatch says the Western Union telegraph company refuses to pay the balance due as settlement with the Atlantic and Paeifis telegraph company under the pool ing agreement, because of the suit brought against the company by Mr. Benedict to can cel the compact between the companies. Last night G2?. M. Weiman, of Columbus, Ohio, patentee of W eiman's pump and pro prietor of the steam-pump works, was shot and killed by his father, who immediately committed suicide. Business complications, a dissolution of partnership and a law-suit were the causes. Both men had large fam ilies. Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in silver bars were received from Europe on Saturday, and one hundred and fifty thou sand dollars additional have been forwarded to the Philadelphia mint for subsidiary coinage, The steamer City of Berlin brought over two hundred and buy tnousand dellars m silver bars. At Bloomsburv. Pennsylvania, vesterdav. the Molly Maguires, M'Hugh, Hester and luliy, were hung. M Hugh said on the scaffold that if he had taken good advice he would not be on the scaffold. He and Tullv had their necks broken Hester died from strangulation. The bodies were taken charge oi by mends for interment. Burnett's Cocoa ike allays irritation, re moves all tendency to dandruff, and mvigor atej the action of the capillaries in the high est degree, me cocoaine has earned a de served reputation for promoting the growth and preserving the beauty of the human hair. Ladies dressing their hair elaborately for the evening will find that it imparts a healthy natural gloss to the hair, and will cause it to retain its shape for hours. PHTT.APKi.raiA, April id, 1877. Gektlemen One year ago my hair com menced tailing out until 1 was almost bald. After using your cocoaine for a few months I have a thick growth of new hair. ALEXANDER HENRY, H 14 East U Irani avenue ADDITIONAL. BIVjEK NEWS. Louis vtlle, March 25. Weather cloudy and warm.- River falling, with 9 feet 1 inch in the canal. Cincinnati, March 25 Night River 19 feet and tailing. Weather clear and cold, Arrived: Mary Houston, New Orleans. St. Louis, March 25 River falling, with 15 feet 9 inches above low-water mark, Weather clear and pleasant. Arrived : City of Vicksburg, Vicksburg, Departed : Gold Bust, Memphis; Port Eads, New Orleans. WASHINGTON. The Senate Kegaled with Howe's Decla ration of Extreme Republicanism and Opposition to President Hayes, his Cabinet, his Policy To ward the South and his ClTil-Serrlce Re form. If Hayes is Entitled to his Seat in the Presidential Chair, then Mcholls, of Louisiana, is a Usurper; but if Mcholls be 'ot a Usurper J then Hayes Is. A LIgrht Day In the House-Ex-Sheriff A. P. Curry Testifies In Relation to "Arkansas Hail Contracts An Important Decision by the Supreme Conrt. IN THE SENATE. Washington, March 25. Senator Wal lace submitted an amendment to the house bill to repeal the specie resumption act, which provides that on and after July 1, 1878, Uni ted States legal-tender notes shall be receiva ble for all debt3 and dues, both public and private, and that any national banking association hereafter organized, or any national banking association now in existence, which may desire to in crease its circulation, shall deliver to the secretary of the treasury for cancella tion any of the bonds of the United States payable within ten years and bearing six per cent interest, and shall receive in exchange therefor legal-tender notes of the United States to the amount of the nominal value of such bonds, which said bonds shall be treat ed as a part of the sinking fund, and re corded and destroyed under the existing laws; but the whole amount of legal-tender notes issued for this purpose and otherwise outstanding shall never exceed three hundred and eighty-two million dollars. No tax upon circulation shall be imposed upon legal-tender note issues under the provisions hereof, and no reserve shall be required to be kept for their redemption by any such national banking association. All laws or parts of laws inconsistent with the provisions hereof, be and they are hereby repealed. Referred. At the expiration of the morning hour, Senator Howe called up his resolution asking the President for information in regard to the alleged defalcation of Judge Whitaker, of Louisiana, and made his promised speech. In regard to that portion of Senator Howe's speech where he referred to the indictment against Whitaker having been noZfe prossed. Senator Hoar said he desired to inquire of Senator Howe whether he had any informa tion that Whitaker was indicted for the de falcation charged eight years, tried and ac quitted on the merits of the case, and the in dictment none prossea a year ago was ior the same offense. Senator Howe said it was due to truth to say that he had received such information; but he had also been told that defalcation actually existed, and he Howe hoped that the answer to his resolution would show how Judge Whitaker was acquitted on that trial. Senator Hoar said that when the present administration came into power, the attorney-general received from the district-attorney in New Orleans a list of the old cases pending, and one against Whitaker was wiped off the ticket with a number of others of no importance. The ac tion was taken by the attorney-general in the general course of business, without any un derstanding with the President. Th re marks of Senator Howe would imply that the nolle vros of Whitaker's case had some thing to do with the political events in Louis iana. Senator Howe said he would not be sur prised if that should turn out to be a fact; that it would not overwhelm him with aston ishment. Referring to the recognition of the Nich olls government, Senator jHo we said: "If Packard was not elected governor of Louisi ano, nothing can be more certain than that Mr. Hayes was nbt elected President of the United States. Without the electoral vote of Louisiana, the whole world knows that Mr. Hayes had not the votes in the electoral college necessary to consti tute an election. If Louisiana did not vote for Packard, the whole world knows that Louisiana did not vote for Hayes. Packard received nearly two thousand votes more than some of the Haves electors. Un der the constitution, the President had but one plain duty to discharge, and that was to ascertain whether tho constituted tribunals of Louisiana had declared Packard to be gover nor; if so, then to defend his authority to the extent of his ability when legally required so to do. If they had not bo declared, then it was equally his duty, not merely to have with held all support of Packard's pretence, but to have given all required support to the claim of Packard's rival. 'It was his duty to have done that, not merely on the twentieth of April, but to have done it on the fourth of March, immediately on his assuming" the office of President, and if he found it his con stitutior al duty to require Packard to sur render his office, he should have also recog nized the duty of surrendering his own. I do not mean, to intimate a doubt that President Hayes was entitled to the voteof Louisiana. It is my settled belief that the State of Louisiana declared for him. but I certainly know that if Packard was not elected, President Hayes was not. If the latter is not a usurper, JNichobs is. 1 can see no possible escape from the conclusion, either that tne President has usurped his own office, or that he has aided Governor Nicholls to usurp his." During his speech Senator Howe reflected severely npon the President for appointing a Democrat to a place in his cabinet (referring to Postmaster-General Key), handled Secre tary Schurz without gloves, and ridiculed the President's civil-service reform. At the conclti8icn of Senator Howe's speech, the senate went into executive ses sion, and soon after adjourned. in the house, A communication from Consul-General Clarke, of Havana, detailing the circum stances of the illness and death from yellow fever of Representative Leonard, of Louisi ana, was read. The speaker appointed Messrs. Ellis, Muller, Turner, Stewart, Calk ins and Ward a committee to receive the body at New York, and to escort it to West Ches ter, Pennsylvania. Mr. Springer's motion of Monday last, to suspend the rules and pass the bill to author ize the coinage of gold and silver on the same terms, and to permit a deposit thereof for the same purpose, was rejected yeas, 140; nays, 102 not two-thirds in the affirmative. Mr. Schleicher introduced a bill to regulate the value of subsidiary silver coin. It pro vides that such coin shall be a legal-tender for any amount not exceeding ten dollars, and that whenever presented in amounts of one hundred dollars the secretary of the treasury shall issue therefor legal-tender money. Mr. Gause introduced a bill for the more economic and accurate 6urvey of the public lands. Referred. Adjourned. EX-8HEKIFF A. P. CCRRV BEFORE THE HOUSE POSTOFFICE DEPARTMENT INVES TIGATIONS. The house postoffice committee examined but one witness this ror?ning Amos P. Cur ry, of Little Rock wj had the contract lor carrying the mail tw,ce a week, on horse back, between Little Rock and Pine Bluff, his compensation being nine hundred dollars a year. At the request of John D. Adams, a steamboat mail contractor, and also at the suggestion of Senator Dorsey, he applied for a discontinuance cf the contract, and there upon a new contract between the same ter minal points, but by the river route, was given to Adaru Tor fwo thonard dollars, Adams paying to Curry fifty dollars a quarter as a consideration for his giving it up. IMPORTANT DECISION OF THE SCPREM COURT. No. 122, Conrad r. Wapplea et al.t error to the circuit court for Louisiana. In this case it is held that the confiscation act of 1862 ap plies only to the property' of persons who thereafter might be guilty of an act of dis loyalty and treason, and excludes from its operation the property of per sons who, previous to its pas sage, may have committed such acts, leav ing the door open to them to return to their allegiance without molestation for past of fenses, and that the joint resolution passed in explanation and limitation of that law, as proved at the same time, and which is to be construed in connection with it, as part of it removes all doubt on this point, declaring, as it does, that the law shall be so construed as to not apply to any act or acts done prior to its passage: hence, when Ex-Sec-retary-of-War Conrad, being, in May, 1862, prior to the passage of the act, engaged in rebellion, a member of the Con federate congress, giving constant aid and comfort to the insurrectionary government, at that date conveyed the property to his sons. The title thereto could not be affected by the subsequent act of confiscation, and the subsequent proceedings of confisca tion under it were absolutely void. The character of the parties as rebels did not deprive them of the right to contract with and to sell to each other, except where ex pressly forbidden by the United States, or where the act would have been inconsistent with or have tended to weaken their authori ty. Reversed. Base Jtliisica To be aroused from sweet and delicious slumber by a "cat serenade," is on a par with being annoyed in church by the steady hacking and coughing of individuals who neglect to take Dr. Bull's cough syrop. 31 ARB 1 ED. WHEELEB JONES In the Linden Street Chris tian Church, Monday, March 25, 1878, by Bev. Da vid Walk, Mr. Charles a. WntKLXH and Miss Jutja A. Jones, daughter of Jasper N. Jones, both of t&ls city. r inn. uiCUJLia VI Ofc. aiurv wiuiu"uvi j , I No. 16, K. T., are berebr ordered to at-, tend, at their asylum, la full dress, this Tiiicn tv AMnlno et 71 rt'olAnlr tnr thm purpose of conferring the Order of Knight Templar. Ail iraucacvuiwvuaij ii'w, By order A. J. WHEELER, E- C. John D. Hum. Recorder. N: Iff CONSTITUTION AND REPORTS. USUAL time ana place. APOLLINARIS NATUKAL Mineral Water ! The Queen of Table Waters. ' HIGHLY EFFEBYESCEXT. Dr. Haatn MrBnlrr. Richmond (Surgeon to late Stonewall Jackson). " Healthful and de lightful to drink. Valuable In Drspepsla and Go"1-" Prof. J. A. WawUIjn. C Georee Hmd., london. " Highly effervescent, wholesome, and absolutely pure; superior to all others." Dr. B. OgdeB Uoremas. "Absolutely pure and wholesome; superior to all for dally use; free from all the objections urged against Croton and artincl ally-aerated waters." Dr. Prter Hood. President of the Mertu, JHediral Society, etc " Superior to Vichy anil Vain" Peter Mqnlre. V.Tj H Chenlat to the Qaeen. 10th Edition of Companion to the British Pharmacopoeia. " Exhilarating; Good for Sickness, Dyspepsia and Loss of Appetite." JlarVtmira, K.K.C. C'.I.H.. torariom to Wmtmianter Hotp.LalM. "More Wholesome and Refreshing than Soda or Seltzer Water." Herman Weber. M.I., F.RC.P. Physi cian to the lirnnai iIOMp lioodon. "Of great value In lithlc acid diathesis. In ca tarrh of the bladder, and of the respiratory or gans; agreeable and useful." I'RED'K DE BABY Sc. CO 41 and 4S Warren ML. New York, Sole Agents for United States and Canada. TOR BALK BT DEALERS, GROCERS AND DRUGGISTS. Every genuine bottle bears tne eiiow laiei Dissolution of Partnership. WE here notify, that Mr. OSCAR BEJACH. a member of the firm of A. Belach, Less it Co., Atkins, Ark., and A Belach t Co., Russellvllle, has this day, by mutual consent, sold his entire interest to Mr. A. Belach, senior partner of the firms. A. BEJACH. SAMUEL LESS. OSCAR BEJACH. Chickasaw Building & Loan Association. THE regular monthly meeting occurs on THURS DAY, March 28th, over Union and Planters Bank, when the money will be loaned out. Dues must be paid by that time, or lines will be enforced. Stock for sale. R. CRAIG, President. A. Hatchett, Secretory LKAV1XU THE CITY. FOR SALE Stock and fixtures of two Family Gro ceries, Butcher Counter, two Blocks, two Ice boxes and Tools, Household 1'urnlture. one Ward robe and Couch, handsome English set China, two new Sewing-Machines; also, a single set Cricketing apparatus. If not sold before 22d April, will if nold on that date by public auction. J. AIN3WOHTH A SON, corner Hernando road and Clay street and Vance and Avery- NOTICE. MISSISSIPPI AND TKMKKSSKB RAILROAD COMPANY, I Hwretar" and Treasurer's Ofn. f COUPONS, du 1st April, 1878, from mjolldated bonds, serlas A. of ths company, will be paid at the Union aid Planters Bank, Mntirhls. or at the Importers and Traders Notional Bank. New York, aa holders may elect. S. H. LAMB, Secretaiy and Treasurer. Memphis. March 22. 1878. Nottco. THE Floral Department of the Nurseries of R. G. Craig 4 Co. have been this dsy sold to Messrs. J. H. Nale A Co., who will continue the same as here tofore, at the Seed dtore or R G. Craig A Co., UTK Main street. Memi-hls. Thanking a iust liberal public for past patronage, we bespeak a eootlnuftn-e of the same to the above firm. March 22, 1878. R. G. CRAIG A CO. J.H.N-ATiT,&00 FLOWERS, Bedding Plants, Ornamental Shrubbery, ami General Nursery Stock. We Oder for sa'e at lowest RETAIL and WHOLE SALE rates, what we believe to be the larget and beat assorted stock of the above articles In the Southwest. Vine Rosea a speelalty. 379 Main street, Memphis, Tenn. MASONIC TEMPLE OF MEMPHIS. THE Directors of the Masonic Temple ef Mem phis request that the stockholders thereof shall aajenble at the Masonic Lodge-room (Odd-Fellows Hall), on Friday, March 29, 1878, at 7 o'clock p jn., for the purpose of considering the propriety and necessity of Issuing bonds for the further construc tion of the Temple, etc . A full report will be made of the condition of the Temple, showing recepts, expenditures, etc By order of the Director?. , , DAVID P. HIDDEN, President. A. J. WHwm.FB. Secretary. LOAM ASSOCIATIONS. 'ew Series! New Series! - Jiew Series! WORKINGMEN'S Building and Loan Association. ISSUES a new series of stock every qow ter; com menced business In 1873, and has ber and Is a SUCC Stated meetings held on FIRST TUES DAY EVENING ot each month, at their office. 2WI Main street, up-stalrs. to make loans. Seventh Be lles commences April 1, 1878. Subscribe new. MoneytoLoan! Stock for Sale! o Back Dues! L. LaG RILL. PresMent. Cttas. T, Patsrson. Secretary.